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T-Mobile's US Wi-Fi operation has opened its network it iPass, allowing the remote access specialist's corporate and individual customers to connect to the Internet via T-Mobile hotspots.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The deal follows an earlier agreement between iPass and Swisscom to add the latter's European hotspots to the aggregator's broad network of access points.

T-Mobile operates over 3900 hotspots throughout the US, which will more than double iPass' global virtual network of 3000 Wi-Fi locations and allow it to match and possibly exceed arch rival Gric's tally of international hotspots.

In October, Gric had 3000 hotspots on its books, but thanks to deals with a number of European Wi-Fi providers, including the UK's The Cloud, it is taking that figure to 5200. More will be added as The Cloud, for one, rapidly expands its installed base of access points to 3000 sites and beyond.

Both Gric and iPass also offer a number of fixed-line Ethernet access sites, not to mention a raft of dial-up numbers across the world. ®

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