BOINGO WIRELESS EXPANDS IN CANADA VIA MTS ALLSTREAM
Subscribers Gain Access to over 150 Wi-Fi Hotspots in Manitoba
LOS ANGELES – October 6th, 2010 – Boingo Wireless, the global leader in Wi-Fi, today announced it is expanding its footprint in North America through a wireless-network-access agreement with MTS, one of Canada’s leading national communications solution providers.
Boingo customers will now be able to enjoy Wi-Fi connectivity on their laptops, smartphones and other mobile devices at over 150 MTS hotspot locations, consisting of hotels, cafes and retail locations in the Winnipeg, Brandon and several other communities in Manitoba.
“MTS brings 100 years of heritage in network reliability and excellence as a carrier with a carrier-class local network,” said Dave Hagan, president and CEO at Boingo Wireless. “It’s exactly the kind of quality Internet experience we want for Boingo customers living in and traveling through Canada.”
Kelvin Shepherd, President, MTS said: “It’s a huge vote of confidence that a global player like Boingo has selected MTS because of our Wi-Fi presence in Manitoba and our overall reputation for quality throughout Canada. Boingo customers can count on us for reliable, high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity.”
In addition to MTS’s more than 150 hotspot locations in Manitoba, Boingo users can access broadband-wireless connectivity at nearly 1,200 Wi-Fi hotspots in Canada.
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 laptops or mobile devices at more than 125,000 hotspots worldwide. With a single account, Boingo users can logon to the Boingo 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 55 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.
Boingo, Boingo Wireless, Boingo Mobile, the Boingo Wireless Logo and Don’t Just Go. Boingo! are registered trademarks of Boingo Wireless, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
MTS is a business unit of MTS Allstream Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. MTS Allstream has nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006 World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.
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