Verizon Renews Platform Services Agreement with Boingo
Updated Agreement Expands Services to Include Other Business Units,
Allows for Access to More than 100,000 Hotspots Around the World
LOS ANGELES – July 27th, 2009 – Boingo Wireless - the Wi-Fi industry's leading worldwide service provider - announced today that it renewed its Platform Services agreement with Verizon, extending the deal for an additional four years. The new contract is designed as a master agreement, giving Verizon the right to extend services previously provided to Verizon Business to other business units.
"Verizon is one of our longest-standing platform services partners, and the renewal and expansion of this agreement is further validation of our turnkey offering," said Dave Hagan, president and CEO of Boingo Wireless. "This renewal extends our six-year relationship into a decade-long partnership."
Boingo is the world's largest operator of neutral host airport hotspots, managing Wi-Fi networks in nearly 60 airports in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. It is also the industry's leading hotspot aggregator, and has established network access agreements with 165 Wi-Fi network operators in 96 countries around the world representing more than 120,000 individual hotspots.
In addition to its retail Wi-Fi offerings available through thousands of hotspots around the world, Boingo makes these networks available to partners via its Platform Services offering.
Boingo Platform Services Boingo Platform Services, established in 2003, is the company's private-label offering aimed at mobile operators, wireline telcos, cable companies and ISPs that want a turnkey solution for providing customers with Wi-Fi Internet access through hotspots worldwide. The platform allows the subscribers of major branded service providers to access the world's largest network of Wi-Fi hotspot locations, all under the carrier's brand.
Boingo's current and former Platform Services Partners include Alltel, BT Infonet, EarthLink, Fiberlink, Nextel, Orange France, Skype, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Verizon and Wireless G.
About Boingo Wireless Boingo Wireless, Inc., the global market leader in Wi-Fi, makes it simple and easy for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 100,000 hotspots worldwide. With a single account, Boingo users can logon to the Boingo Roaming Network locations that include the top airports around the world, major hotel chains, cafés and coffee shops, restaurants, and metropolitan hot zones. Boingo, and its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary, operate wired and wireless networks at 59 airports worldwide, including 29 of the top 100 North American airports, as well as the WSDOT Ferries Division Wi-Fi network. For more information about Boingo, please visit http://www.boingo.com.
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