Zain Group has signed a deal with iPass, a US-based company that specialises in WiFi roaming services, to offer an international data roaming service to its customers who use Android or iOS devices.
The service, which is called Zain Pass, will allow Zain to extend data roaming services beyond 3G and 4G networks to provide cheaper data connectivity while improving indoor coverage for its mobile customers using Android or iOS devices.
The service will give subscribers access to more than a million premium Wi-Fi hotspot venues in 117 countries and territories.
The service will be available first to Zain Kuwait customers, before being made available to subscribers of the telco’s other operations.
Omar Al-Omar, CEO, Zain Kuwait, said: “Zain Pass is a major accomplishment in breaking down the barriers of affordable global connectivity and access to Complimentary Data Services, allowing customers to make use of their Apple iOS and Android mobile devices as frequently as they do at home no matter where they may be in the world,” he added.