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Japan Telecom, iPass Partner in Global Network

Japan Telecom Co., Ltd., a leading telecommunications carrier, is partnering with Internet services firm iPass Inc. to offer iPass Internet roaming service to customers of Japan Telecom's Internet service unit.

Under terms of the agreement, Open Data Network customers will have access to iPass' secure global network of 3,000 access points in 150 countries. ODN customers can now easily use e-mail, access the Web and other business applications with a local call from all over the world.

"We selected iPass for its industry-leading Internet roaming service and tremendous global reach," said Tsuneo Kitaura, managing director of Data Communications Business Headquarters of Japan Telecom.

"Providing value-added services to our customers continues to be very important. It is critical that we provide a proven global solution with excellent security and reliability. Over the past two years, iPass has demonstrated tremendous leadership in Internet roaming worldwide."

"We are very pleased that the iPass service will now be available through Japan Telecom/ODN," said Jason Ma, iPass managing director of Asia Pacific.

"ODN can bring the iPass service to its hundreds of thousands of subscribers and it is known for providing premier Internet services to business and consumer customers. ODN customers will gain strong security and a tremendous value at a low price with iPass."

Japan Telecom is latest firm to partner with iPass, which has recently signed agreements 15 European Internet service providers.