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We had quite the year here at Boingo. We introduced new technology, won awards, hosted events and had fun doing it! I wish we had room to mention them all, but here are just a handful of the many milestones we passed along the road to 2016.

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We Just Did Something S.M.A.R.T.!


When you’re traveling, it’s always nice to have a little piece of home with you. Well, we’ve got just the thing, because Boingo’s fastest tier delivers speeds faster than the average home broadband experience! The average broadband connection speed in the United States is 12.6Mbps, while we offer new blazing-fast speeds of up to 20 Mbps for power users and subscribers. In the latter half of December, over 5.8 million travelers will by flying home or away, and we’re here to connect them (and hopefully you)! These new faster speeds are part of Boingo’s S.M.A.R.T. network approach, which stands for Secure, Multiplatform, Analytics-Driven, Responsive and Tiered. Each location has its own unique network, and continually self-regulates its performance to serve customers based on their current needs. Now that’s innovative. One of the best parts of S.M.A.R.T. is you have choices. Power users who need their airport Wi-Fi to function like an extension of their home or office environment can choose from several paid options, including speeds of 20Mbps – bursting to 50Mbps. All Boingo subscribers, including those enrolled in the American Express Preferred Plan, will automatically receive the highest tier of speed when they log in. How’s that for white glove service? So, whether you’re

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Travelers Turn to Airports for Mobile Travel information


This guest post is authored by Scott Phillips, Boingo’s Vice President of Airports. Airports are prioritizing improving the passenger experience, and there’s a specific trend that is prompting airports to re-evaluate communication strategies and initiatives with passengers.

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Smartphones Outrank Deodorant on Vacation


This guest post is authored by Scott Phillips, Boingo’s Vice President of Airports. When it comes to packing for vacation, which items are on your can’t-leave-home-without list? Would it surprise you to learn that Americans ranked smartphones as the most important travel item after passports?

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Boingo Gives Back at Phoenix’s Metro Tech High School


Boingo recently collaborated with our partners at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) to support promising high-school students in the Phoenix area. Boingo awarded scholarships to several outstanding students at Metro Tech High School, a magnet high school with superior attendance and graduation rates. In recognition of their exceptional academic performance in technical career programs, the following students each received a $500 scholarship: Game and Mobile App Programming: David Hernandez Haro, Andres Lamas Martinez, Jorge Alvarez Valencia Engineering: Jesus Yanez In addition to the Metro Tech High School program, Boingo also recently awarded $2,000 in scholarships to Phoenix’s New Pathways for Youth and South Mountain High School. We’re proud to invest in tomorrow’s technology leaders, and honored to take part in Phoenix Sky Harbor’s community outreach work. Congrats to all of the scholarship recipients!

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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 Expands Services in Brazil with Launch of RIOgaleão Airport Wi-Fi


Sports fans, carnaval revelers and business travelers – we’ve got some good news for you. Boingo recently launched Wi-Fi services at RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport (GIG), the 2nd biggest airport in Brazil and the main airport serving Rio, an increasingly popular international tourist and business destination. Travelers can enjoy 30 minutes of complimentary Wi-Fi to stay connected to their loved ones and post their favorite carnaval and soccer stadium selfies on social media. Need more bandwidth? No problem! Boingo offers premium access options for those needing higher capacity connections. RIOgaleão Airport joins GRU Airport – São Paulo International Airport (GRU) in offering Boingo Wi-Fi to travelers in Brazil. First established more than 50 years ago, RIOgaleão is one of the busiest airports in the country. Recently, RIOgaleão Airport has seen a significant increase in passenger traffic, serving a total of approximately 17.1 million passengers in 2013. Boingo ensures that each and every one of the people flying into or out of the airport can stay connected to business, family and friends via our reliable, flexible Wi-Fi services. With Rio de Janeiro hosting the official global summer sporting event of 2016, Boingo has fans covered at RIOgaleão. So grab

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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