Category Archives: Next Gen Hotspot

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Boingo helps the world stay connected. Over our 15+ year history, we’ve achieved many milestones to bring people connectivity, whenever they want, wherever they go. We are now tackling our next endeavor—creating the converged network of the future where licensed and unlicensed spectrum coexist. Convergence makes the connected world of tomorrow possible and is central to unlocking new opportunities, from smart cities and IoT to smart homes, autonomous vehicles and more. To share our vision, Dr. Derek Peterson, Boingo CTO, presents the following manifesto, which calls for convergence. Go here to view, download and print your Convergence Manifesto.

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What IS Boingo, Anyway?


I have a confession to make. I like to chat it up. So when I was vacationing with my family last week in Washington DC and someone struck up a conversation, I didn’t shy away. While I was standing in a restaurant waiting for a table, I was mistaken for a grad student as there happened to be an MBA mixer going on that evening. Even though my cover was quickly blown when my 9 year old asked me when we were going to be seated (again), the student and I kept talking. He asked me about what it was like to be a “grown up” and about my line of work. After I convinced him to never grow up, I told him about my career in marketing and about Boingo. He said Boingo sounded familiar, so I took this golden opportunity to evangelize! I asked him what he knew about Boingo and he said, “Is it Wi-Fi in airports?” That’s usually the response most people give – and for good reason. Boingo operates the Wi-Fi network at more than 70 major airports worldwide. In fact, 60% of all North American passenger traffic goes through an airport where Boingo runs

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Launching Passpoint Connectivity Deep in the Heart of Texas


Austin Bergstrom-International Airport has always been a tech trailblazer. This year they became one of the first airports in the world to offer seamless, secure Wi-Fi through Boingo’s Passpoint Secure network. Read on for more details, and to check out our case study video! Continue reading

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Boingo Nominated for WBA Wi-Fi Industry Award!


Boingo nominated for “Best Next Generation Hotspot Initiative” for launch of the world’s first Passpoint networks in consumer venues. Continue reading

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Boingo Wireless to Discuss the Evolution of Carrier Wi-Fi at Wi-Fi Offload Summit


Boingo’s Chief Technology Officer Dr. Derek Peterson and Jon Landa, Boingo Media vice president, will present at the Wi-Fi Offload Summit, the preeminent global carrier Wi-Fi event this week. Dr. Peterson will discuss the “Next Steps in the Carrier Wi-Fi Movement,” while Jon Landa will discuss “Monetizing Carrier Wi-Fi with Advertising.”

The Wi-Fi Offload Summit will be held June 18-19, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto, CA. Continue reading

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Boingo a Leading Lights Awards Finalist for Hotspot 2.0 Network Launch


Boingo is thrilled to announce that we’re a finalist for the prestigious Leading Lights awards in the category of “Most Innovative Carrier Wi-Fi Deployment.” We’re also pleased to announce that our CTO, Dr. Derek Peterson, will be a featured panelist at Light Reading’s first ever Big Telecom Event in Chicago on June 17. Read on for all of the details! Continue reading

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Boingo Execs Discuss Emerging Wireless Trends at PCIA’s Wireless Infrastructure Show


Boingo’s execs will be discussing two of the hottest topics at the Wireless Infrastructure Show this week: DAS (aka Distributed Antenna Systems), and the Brazilian wireless upgrades ahead of the World Cup and summer Olympics. Check out our post for more info, and mark your calendars for these panels! Continue reading

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Boingo Takes Next Generation Hotspot from Roadmap to Real Life


2014 is shaping up to be a game-changing year for Next Generation Hotspot. Boingo’s vice president Zack Sterngold recently shared an update on the bold moves that the company is taking to move Next Generation Hotspot from roadmap to reality with Cisco’s SP360: Service Provider blog. Continue reading

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Hotspot 2.0: New Airports, New Supported Devices


Boingo’s Hotspot 2.0 airports now support Macintosh OS X (Mavericks) in addition to iPhone 5s, iPads and iPod Touches running iOS 7. There are now 23 airports, with the addition of Boston Logan and Billings Logan International airports. Continue reading

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Boingo CTO Introduces What’s Next for Next Generation Hotspot at Mobile World Congress


Attending Mobile World Congress? Don’t miss Boingo CTO Dr. Derek Peterson’s presentation on the launch of Hotspot 2.0 at 21 U.S. airports. Continue reading

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CES 2014: Boingo Exec Presents Next Steps for Next Generation Hotspot


If you’ll be at CES, mark your calendar: Boingo’s Dr. Derek Peterson will present an update on Next Generation Hotspot at CES 2014 on the “Wi-Fi to NFC: What’s Next for Wireless Technology” panel on Tuesday, January 7 at 11 a.m. Continue reading