Boingo Global Wi-Fi Expansion Accelerates with Five Japanese Airports
Boingo to Operate Wi-Fi in Four of the World’s Top Five Airports, Including
Tokyo’s Haneda Airport
LOS ANGELES -- February 21, 2013
Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the Wi-Fi industry’s leading provider of
software and services worldwide, today announced an agreement with NTT
Broadband Platform, Inc. (NTTBP) to manage and operate Wi-Fi services at five
major airports in Japan, collectively serving more than 130 million passengers
Boingo will be the only international Wi-Fi provider for the five airports
when services launch in spring 2013. The airports included in the agreement
*Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) (HND)
*Narita International Airport, Tokyo (NRT)
*New Chitose Airport, Sapporo (CTS)
*Fukuoka Airport (FUK)
*Chubu Airport, Nagoya (NGO)
With the addition of the five airports in Japan, Boingo will manage Wi-Fi
services at 30% of the top ten most highly trafficked airports in the Asia
Pacific region, which serve a collective total of more than 250 million
passengers each year.
“Our new agreement with NTTBP is a milestone for Boingo, marking our first
managed Wi-Fi services in Japan and significant additions to our roaming
offerings in Asia Pacific,” said Allen Pan, director of Asia Pacific for
Boingo Wireless. “We look forward to offering Wi-Fi plan options that can meet
the needs of travelers and platform partners alike, helping them avoid high
international data roaming tariffs through Wi-Fi roaming.”
Boingo will broadcast its “Boingo Hotspot” SSID throughout the airports and
will fully manage the customer experience to ensure efficient, quality
connections. Boingo’s Wi-Fi services will include authentication, roaming
access, 24-hour customer support, and sponsorship opportunities.
Boingo’s services at all five airports will also be available to all of
Boingo’s roaming and platform service partners. Boingo roaming partners, which
wholesale Wi-Fi access and provide self-branded Wi-Fi to their customers as
part of their existing services, include Korea Telecom, LGU +, Skype, Orange
France and Verizon.
Travelers will be able to choose from a variety of Boingo access plans at the
airports, including Boingo Asia Pacific, offering affordable access to more
than 200,000 hotspots throughout the region, as well as hourly and day passes.
International travelers can gain access to Boingo’s more than 600,000 hotspots
worldwide on up to four devices via the Boingo Global flat rate plan, or on up
to two mobile devices through the Boingo Mobile plan.
Boingo is the leading provider of airport Wi-Fi in Europe and North America,
and was named “Best Wi-Fi Service” in the 2012 Global Traveler “GT Tested”
Awards. The company manages Wi-Fi services at more than 60 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, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI), the world’s leading Wi-Fi software and
services provider, makes it easy, convenient and cost-effective for people to
enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 600,000
hotspots worldwide. With a single account, Boingo users and Boingo’s wholesale
partners can access the mobile Internet via Boingo Network locations that
include the top airports around the world, major hotel chains, cafés and
coffee shops, restaurants, convention centers and metropolitan hot zones.
Boingo, through its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary, operates Wi-Fi
and/or Cellular DAS networks at large-scale venues worldwide such as airports,
major sporting arenas, malls, and convention centers, as well as restaurants
and retail establishments. The company’s Cloud Nine media platform enables
brand advertisers to reach a captive audience through high engagement Wi-Fi
sponsorships. For more information about Boingo, please visit
http://www.boingo.com and http://cloudnine.com.
About NTT Broadband Platform, Inc.
NTT Broadband Platform, Inc. (NTTBP) builds and operates shared WLAN access
points to railroad companies, airports, convenience stores, café chains, local
governments, etc. in an integrated fashion. The company’s cloud services
enable the above area owners to provide their customers with various contents
and applications and to realize Internet access. Furthermore, NTTBP develops
applications and devices including personal wireless routers with cognitive
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