Boingo Retail Customers to Enjoy More Coverage with Expanded European Roaming Agreement with the Cloud
Boingo® Roaming System Renews Access to The Cloud's European WiFi Network and Adds 1,500 Locations in Germany, Nordic Countries and The Netherlands
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – December 20th, 2006 – Boingo Wireless Inc., the world's leading wholesale network aggregator and operator of neutral-host Wi-Fi networks, today announced an expansion of its partnership with The Cloud, Europe's leading neutral-host Wi-Fi network operator, to enable Boingo's retail customers, and customers of Fiberlink and Verizon Business Access, to access all European locations of The Cloud through the Boingo® Roaming System. The companies' previous roaming agreement covered only The Cloud's hotspots in the United Kingdom.
The agreement announced today gives Boingo customers access at over 8,500 The Cloud locations across Europe, including roughly 1,500 hotspots in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and The Netherlands. This includes municipal hotzones in the UK, Germany, the Nordic region and Amsterdam in The Netherlands.
The Cloud offers Wi-Fi coverage at more than 8,500 locations across the UK, Germany, the Nordics and The Netherlands with hundreds of new hotspots coming online every month. The Cloud has also recently begun deploying city wide and city zone Wi-Fi networks, including Canary Wharf, the City of London, and nine other UK cities including Manchester and Edinburgh, the City of Stuttgart in Germany and Amsterdam in The Netherlands. The Cloud's 7,000 locations throughout the UK include hotels, major train stations, almost every major airport, hundreds of cafes and thousands of pubs. In Germany, The Cloud serves over 625 locations including airports and hotels catering to business travelers. In Sweden, The Cloud provides more than 440 hotspots, including airports, train stations and McDonalds restaurants, while in Norway, The Cloud service is available at many train stations.
"Our original partnership with The Cloud helped to kick off Boingo's European network, and with this expansion we're able to solidify the Boingo presence in several key regions to help us serve a growing number of customers," said Luis Alfonso Serrano, director - Europe for Boingo.
"The Cloud is the global pioneer of open network public Wi-Fi, ensuring that every customer is able to access their chosen network and application from the thousands of public Wi-Fi locations we operate. Boingo retail customers are now able to benefit from seamless access to the Boingo experience on The Cloud network across Europe," said Bobby Sarin, COO, The Cloud.
60,801 Reasons to Use Boingo
Boingo gives business travelers the best choice of Wi-Fi hotspots by combining over 60,000 locations from more than 140 leading Wi-Fi operators into one worldwide network. Boingo users can connect to any of these locations with a single Boingo account using Boingo's free Wi-Fi client software, which combines more than 660 network names into one "Boingo Wireless®" network to simplify identifying and connecting to commercial Wi-Fi networks.
The program provides partners with access to this network, customized client software, and a full suite of back-office billing, roaming, mediation and clearinghouse services to allow them to offer their own Wi-Fi service quickly and cost effectively. To date, the company has announced Platform Services partnerships with BT Infonet, EarthLink, Fiberlink, Helio LLC, Nextel Communications, Verizon Business, and Telecom Italia.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. provides global Wi-Fi Internet access through the Boingo® Roaming System, which comprises 60,000 hotspots in airports, hotels, cafes and other public places, including municipal network hot zones. Business travelers can use a single Boingo account to log in at Wi-Fi networks around the world using one username and password. Boingo Roaming System services can also be private labeled by telcos, wireless operators, Internet service providers (ISP) and managed service providers (MSP) as part of their own branded services for laptops, handsets and mobile devices. Through its subsidiary Concourse Communications Group LLC, Boingo also operates neutral host wireless networks that provide wireless voice and data services supporting public and commercial services. More information about Boingo is available at http://www.boingo.com.
Boingo, Boingo Wireless, and the Boingo Wireless Logo are registered trademarks of Boingo Wireless, Inc.
About The Cloud
The Cloud is Europe's leading WiFi network operator and delivers hotspot, hotzone and metro WiFi coverage in locations throughout the UK, Nordics, Germany and The Netherlands. The Cloud's infrastructure is a multi-service provider platform, which allows providers such as ISPs, mobile operators, gaming, VOIP and broadband companies to offer a fully branded wireless LAN experience to their customers. With The Cloud, site owners maximise their revenue potential by supporting all major service providers at their location and customers enjoy choice of provider and the best possible user experience. Launched in mid 2003, The Cloud actively partners with BT, Vodafone, O2, Telenor, Skype, Vonage, iPass, and Nintendo, among others, to facilitate the growth of open platform wireless broadband services across Europe. The Cloud's investors, include 3i, Accel and the Scandinavian venture capital firm Provider Venture Partners.
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