Enterprise mobility services provider iPass recently announced that mobile vendor Nokia is migrating to the iPass Open Mobile Platform (OMP) to provide enterprise mobility services for all of Nokia's employees.
Since 2005, Nokia has used iPass as part of its enterprise mobility strategy for connecting mobile workers. The new contract makes the iPass Open Mobile client the company-wide connection manager of choice for all of Nokia's employees worldwide, working remotely or via on-campus WiFi in the workplace.
The iPass Open Mobile Platform was launched earlier this year. It is designed to enable businesses to re-engineer their mobility costs with visibility, predictability and control over their enterprise mobility services. With the solution, enterprises can offer their employees a secure connectivity experience with an always-on, lightweight enterprise connection manager that runs on the mobile device and connects employees to the best available network based on preset policies including their location, 3G availability, and department and role within the organization.
Additionally, the new iPass OpenAccess service can provide employees with instant access to thousands of validated free and open WiFi hotspots.
"Nokia has enjoyed a close relationship with iPass for some time and we're happy to be moving to the new Open Mobile Platform," said Teemu Hokkanen, product manager, Nokia. "We had significant input in some of the key new features through the Beta program and we are delighted that OMP is now being deployed. It is a natural progression for us to migrate onto the new platform."