Truck maker rolls out Wi-Fi service to support remote working

Truck maker Scania is to use iPass’s virtual network to improve remote workers’ access to the internet.

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Truck maker Scania is to tap into iPass’s virtual network to improve remote workers’ access to the internet.

Scania will use iPass’s Mobile Office service in a deployment managed by remote access specialist Flexible Networks Nordic to give more staff access to high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots. At present many Scania staff rely on slow dial-up connections.

Jens Satero, sourcing manager for the truck maker, said: “Wi-Fi was the missing link in our mobile connectivity strategy. The technology has come into its own over the last two years and we wanted to take advantage of that.”

He added: “Our employees are distributed across 100 countries, with many travelling regularly across Europe and South America, so finding a solution that could offer true global Wi-Fi coverage, not just pockets of coverage, was our number one priority.”

The iPass service will initially be rolled out to 500-600 Scania staff - from engineers and managers to sales and marketing executives – with a view to increasing the number of users as remote working grows in importance for the company.

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