Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the Wi-Fi industry’s leading provider of software and services worldwide, today announced agreements to manage and operate Boingo Wi-Fi services at three of the ten most highly trafficked airports in Germany: Berlin-Tegel (TXL); Nuremberg (NUE); and Stuttgart (STR).
Boingo will be the first and only international Wi-Fi service provider at each airport when services launch in spring 2013. The three airports collectively serve more than 30 million passengers annually and are gateways to Germany’s government, industry and technology hubs.
“The launch of Boingo’s Wi-Fi services will provide our travelers with a familiar option for global Wi-Fi access,” said Knut Deimer, Head of IT at Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. “Boingo’s success in leveraging their neutral host roaming platform to maximize accessibility will help our passengers stay productive while in transit.”
“These airports serve the tech-savvy international traveler who needs to stay constantly connected, making them strong additions to Boingo’s growing portfolio of European airports,” said Bjorn Thorngren, vice president of international markets for Boingo Wireless. “The launch of our services at these airports will help our customers and roaming partners cost-effectively navigate international data connectivity without incurring exorbitant mobile data charges.”
As a premium Wi-Fi provider at TXL, NUE and STR, Boingo will broadcast its “Boingo Hotspot” SSID and fully manage the customer experience to ensure fast and reliable service for travelers from around the globe. Boingo’s Wi-Fi services include authentication, roaming access and support to ensure quality connections for all users.
Boingo’s services at these airports will also be available to the company’s roaming and platform service partners, including Orange France, NTT DOCOMO, Skype, 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.
Boingo access plans available to travelers at all three airports include Boingo Europe Plus, providing unlimited Wi-Fi at more than 200,000 hotspots throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa region for €27.95 per month, and Boingo Global, providing flat rate access anywhere in the world for €49 per month. Hourly and day passes will also be available for purchase.
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 London Heathrow, Chicago O’Hare, New York John F. Kennedy, Beijing Capital International, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International, and Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino. Boingo has also been chosen as the exclusive Wi-Fi provider for the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
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.
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