Boingo Fuels International Expansion, Adds Three Airports in China
Boingo Portfolio of Managed Wi-Fi to Include Four of the Top Five Airports in China, Serving More Than 195 Million Passengers Annually
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boingo Wireless (NAS: WIFI) , the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced agreements to provide managed Wi-Fi services at three major airports in China: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA).
Boingo Wi-Fi services are now available at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN), and will soon be available at the two Shanghai airports. With the launch of services at these three airports, Boingo will offer premium Wi-Fi services at four of the top five most highly trafficked airports in China, which collectively serve more than 195 million travelers annually. Boingo will be the first international Wi-Fi service provider at these three airports, and secured the rights through an agreement with Newbridge Technology Co., Ltd.
Boingo will broadcast its "Boingo Hotspot" SSID in all three airports, providing full management of the user experience with the company's globally recognized service to ensure quick, quality connections for travelers. Boingo's managed Wi-Fi service includes authentication, roaming access and 24-hour support. Boingo already offers premium Wi-Fi service at the most highly trafficked airport in Asia, Beijing Capital International, as well as more than 65 other airports around the world.
"The PVG, SHA and CAN airports are increasingly important hubs, making them ideal places to introduce our money-saving Wi-Fi plans to international travelers," said Allen Pan, Boingo's director of Asia Pacific. "International cellular roaming tariffs continue to be costly and inconsistent throughout the Asia Pacific region. Our neutral host Wi-Fi roaming platform provides reliable connectivity to users, and helps eliminate that month-end 'bill shock' that so many travelers experience."
Premium Wi-Fi service at these airports will also be available to Boingo's roaming and platform service partners, including Orange France, NTT DOCOMO, Skype, TeliaSonera, LGU+, Korea Telecom, Telefonica, and Verizon, which wholesale Wi-Fi access from Boingo and provide self-branded Wi-Fi to their customers as part of their existing services.
Passengers can access Boingo Wi-Fi at these three airports via one of Boingo's access plans, including Boingo Asia Pacific, providing unlimited access throughout the Asia Pacific region for $11.95 per month, and Boingo Global, providing flat rate access anywhere in the world for $59 per month. Hourly and day pass options are also available.
Boingo is the leading provider of airport Wi-Fi in North America and Europe, and was named "Best Wi-Fi Service" in the 2012 Global Traveler "GT Tested" Awards. The company manages Wi-Fi services at more than 65 leading airports worldwide, including other high-traffic airports in the Asia-Pacific region such as Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International and Phuket International Airport, as well as international hubs London Heathrow, Chicago O'Hare, New York John F. Kennedy, and Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless (NAS: WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Our vast footprint of small cell networks covers more than a million DAS and Wi-Fi locations and reaches more than 1 billion consumers annually - in places as varied as airports, stadiums, shopping malls, restaurants, universities, and military bases. The Boingo platform is the only monetization engine of its kind, driving revenue through carrier offload, advertising, location-based data analytics, and consumer products like IPTV, high-speed broadband, and Wi-Fi. For more information about the Boingo story, visit www.boingo.com.
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