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 -- May 08, 2013
Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: 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 (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.
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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