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Four years ago, I had the great privilege of standing alongside an amazing leadership team in New York City as Boingo rang the NASDAQ opening bell in celebration of going public. As anyone involved in a venture-backed business will tell you, the road from start-up to IPO is incredibly difficult. In fact, only 5% of VC-backed companies ever go public. So the fact that Boingo succeeded where so many others have failed was not simply the result of a great idea, good timing, sound leadership and patient investors. It included plenty of luck, too. And believe me, every one of us who had a hand in Boingo’s journey from start-up to IPO felt very lucky that day. But in many ways, it was a day like any other. That’s because – as I shared with our team many times – “going public” was never Boingo’s ultimate goal. It was just one more step in the ongoing journey of building a great company. That’s really important. Because if we felt we’d “arrived” on May 3, 2011, then we wouldn’t have been prepared to take on the significant headwinds that blew our way not long after going public. Boingo was built on

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Boingo Ad Guru to Present at WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress


Sebastian Tonkin will deliver his presentation, Free Public Wi-Fi: Defining the Value Proposition, at the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco tomorrow. Here’s a sneak peek of what he will cover: hotspot trends, adoption rates of location-based services; and advice for wireless operators seeking to optimize revenue streams in the era of “free Wi-Fi.” Continue reading

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Boingo’s Luis Serrano to Speak at WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress


Boingo’s very own Luis Serrano, Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development, is a featured panelist at the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA) Wi-Fi Global Congress in Seoul, Korea. The Wi-Fi Global Congress is expected to draw a who’s who of the wireless industry—including Wi-Fi and mobile operators like Korea Telecom and Orange; device manufacturers and vendors like Cisco and Ericsson; telecom and Wi-Fi industry analysts, and more. Continue reading