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It’s an exciting day to be in Wi-Fi! Today, Google announced Project Fi, a new wireless service that will mix traditional cellular service (provided by Sprint and T-Mobile) with Wi-Fi service (free and open public hotspots). “Wherever you’re connected to Wi-Fi — whether that’s at home, your favorite coffee shop or your Batcave — you can talk and text like you normally do,” wrote Nick Fox, Google’s vice president of communications products, in a blog post. “If you leave an area of Wi-Fi coverage, your call will seamlessly transition from Wi-Fi to cell networks so your conversation doesn’t skip a beat.” Google’s move into a Wi-Fi based wireless service helps prove once again that the “Wi-Fi First” world is a reality. There is now more mobile data traffic on Wi-Fi than cellular, and that is expected to accelerate over the next several years. Wi-Fi First products that were being led by start-ups like Republic Wireless and FreedomPop are now amplified by heavyweights such as Cablevision and T-Mobile. With Google and Project Fi jumping in to the mix, it is clear that the separation of cellular and Wi-Fi is now gone. By enabling seamless connectivity between cellular and Wi-Fi – like

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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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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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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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Hotspot 2.0 is Here, and It’s Awesome: An Overview


Heard about Hotspot 2.0, and want to learn more about this improved connectivity experience? Read on. Continue reading

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Boingo Execs Are Going Hollywood (Florida)


Boingo’s President and leading executives have gone Hollywood this week at PCIA: Wireless Infrastructure Show. Boingo President Nick Hulse will be a keynote speaker at the event, while Boingo executives will be featured panelists in “The World of Wi-Fi” and “Evolution of DAS” sessions. If you’re attending PCIA, don’t miss these sessions! Continue reading

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Boingo Execs to Present at Airports Council International-North America


Boingo President Nick Hulse and airport expert Zack Sterngold will be featured presenters at the Airport Council International-North America Conference, taking place Sept. 22-25 in San Jose. They will provide insights on passenger connectivity trends shaping airport wireless networks today, and the mobile-first services that airports and consumers will be clamoring for in the future. Continue reading

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Seamless Wi-Fi® Access Takes One Giant Step Forward


Boingo recently announced the first commercially available Next Generation Hotspot network at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Want to learn more about what the Next Generation Hotspot protocols are, why they are important, and what they will mean for consumers? Read on. Continue reading

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Dave Graveline of “Into Tomorrow” Interviews CEO Dave Hagan at CES 2012 [Video]


According to Dave Graveline of “Into Tomorrow,” “Boingo saves the day!” Graveline, an award-winning broadcaster covering technology, has been a longtime Boingo member since the days when we had just over 10,000 hotspots. In the video above, Graveline interviews Boingo CEO Dave Hagan on the company’s progress over the last decade — from the growth of our Wi-Fi ecosystem, the apps we’ve built for easy online access, the Wi-Fi operator partnerships we’ve forged, to how we’ve met the insatiable demand for Internet bandwidth on mobile devices. Watch the video to take a walk down memory lane with Boingo and hear CEO Dave Hagan discuss his vision for the company going forward. We’re especially charmed that Dave Graveline is such a fan of Boingo Wi-Fi. Our favorite Graveline quote: “Travel requires not just Wi-Fi; it requires Boingo.”