Seattle, Wash.-based Tenzing Communications Inc., a provider of connectivity
solutions for business travelers, Tuesday secured an additional 12,000
Points of Presence (POPs) in 150 countries through an alliance with
enterprise-grade remote access services provider iPass Inc.
The deal expands Tenzing’s service offering to give users connectivity on
the ground through iPass’ terrestrial network, as well as in the air through
Tenzing’s airborne infrastructure. Travelers will now be able to dial local
numbers in tens of thousands of cities in order to connect to e-mail,
corporate applications and the Internet.
iPass currently offers dial-up and ISDN services, and will soon roll out
“Tenzing and iPass offer unique strengths and services the frequent business
traveler demands,” said Alan Pellegrini, president and chief operating
officer for Tenzing. “iPass’ premium quality of service and expansive
network coverage serve as an excellent complement to our existing in-flight
capabilities and allows Tenzing to offer users seamless global connectivity,
whether on the ground or 37,000 feet in the air.”