Boingo Expands European Wi-Fi Network with GOWEX Roaming Partnership
Boingo Continues International Expansion, Adding Hotspots in Barcelona,
Madrid, Paris and More
LOS ANGELES -- April 29, 2013
Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves
consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced an expanded
network access agreement with GOWEX, a market leader in “Wireless Smart
Cities®” and smart Wi-Fi in public transportation.
Boingo customers now have access to 1,400 additional GOWEX hotspots in more
than 50 cities throughout Spain, France, Ireland and Belgium, including the
company’s “Wi-Fi Cities” municipal hotzones in Paris, Marseille, Dublin, and
major cities in Spain including Barcelona, Seville, Malaga and Bilbao. Boingo
users will also have access to GOWEX wireless services on popular public
transportation routes, including on-board Wi-Fi on more than 40 buses in
Barcelona, and in more than 50 metro and railway stations in Paris.
“Our expanding roster of international roaming partners, like GOWEX, keep our
customers connected on every step of their journey in some of Europe’s
greatest cities - from the airport, to their hotel, to the metro station or
tour bus,” said Bjorn Thorngren, vice president of international markets for
Boingo Wireless. “Our expanded relationship with GOWEX will ensure that our
users won’t miss an email or an update whether they’re in Barcelona or
changing Paris Metro trains at the Station de Bastille.”
“Boingo customers have accessed our ‘Wi-Fi Cities’ hotzones in Madrid for
years, and we’re pleased to extend our expanded municipal hotzones and ‘smart
transport’ networks in destination cities across Europe to even more Boingo
customers,” said Jenaro García, CEO of GOWEX.
Boingo’s wholesale platform service partners, which provide self-branded Wi-Fi
to their customers as part of their service offering, will also have access to
the GOWEX networks. Boingo’s platform service partners include KT, LGU +, NTT
DOCOMO, Skype and Verizon.
Boingo offers a variety of access plans to European business and leisure
travelers, including Boingo Europe Plus, providing unlimited access for two
devices at more than 200,000 hotspots across Europe, the Middle East and
Africa, as well as daily and hourly access plans at 20 European airports.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: 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.
GOWEX (GOW-MAB, ALGOW-NYSE Alternext, LGWXY-ADR Program) has operated in the
telecommunications sector for 14 years. It is currently leading the creation
of “Wi-Fi Cities,” which offers free and premium Wi-Fi connectivity on the
street and in means of public transportation. The company is now exporting its
innovative business models to many cities in Europe, South America, Asia, and
With offices in Madrid, Burgos, Buenos Aires, London, San José (Costa Rica),
Paris, and Shanghai, GOWEX develops a sustainable business model in its Wi-Fi
networks, based on the efficient and technical quality of their patented
platforms: the Roaming Platform, which allows users to connect freely in all
the cities, and the Geolocalization Content and Advertisement Platform, which
provides financing business through marketing and advertisement agreements.
Boingo, Boingo Wireless, the Boingo Wireless Logo and Don’t Just Go. Boingo
are registered trademarks of Boingo Wireless, Inc. All other trademarks are
the properties of their respective owners.
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Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
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as well as other risk and uncertainties described more fully in documents
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including Boingo's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 filed with
the SEC on March 18, 2013. Any forward-looking statement made by Boingo in
this press release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or
events that could cause the company's actual results to differ may emerge from
time to time, and it is not possible for Boingo to predict all of them. Boingo
undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement,
whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise,
except as may be required by law.
Boingo Wireless, Inc.
Katie O’Neill, 310-689-1163
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