BOINGO WIRELESS INCREASES HOTSPOT COUNT IN SOUTH AFRICA VIA SKYROVE
Agreement Expands Boingo's Existing Hotspot Network to More Than 2,000 in South Africa
LOS ANGELES – November 17th, 2011 – Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI), the Wi-Fi industryâ€™s leading provider of software and services worldwide, today announced an agreement with Skyrove that will give Boingo customers access to an additional 600 hotspots throughout South Africa, bringing the total number of Boingo hotspots in the country to more than 2,000.
The agreement with Skyrove, the largest independent Wi-Fi hotspot operator in South Africa, provides Boingo customers with expanded coverage across the country. The Skyrove network includes Wi-Fi Internet access at popular hotels, restaurants and coffee shops in the region.
â€śThe addition of Skyrove to our growing Wi-Fi network will allow customers to quickly and easily connect to all major commercial hotspots throughout South Africa,â€ť said Bjorn Thorngren, director of business development in EMEA for Boingo Wireless. â€śWith the desire to stay connected when traveling internationally on the rise, reliable wireless access is important for heavy data users looking to escape excessive roaming charges.â€ť
â€śBoingo is a global leader in Wi-Fi services, and we look forward to making our fast and efficient network available to their customers,â€ť said Henk Kleynhans for Skyrove. â€śIn particular, Boingo understands the importance of mobile Internet, and through our partnership we are able to bring Wi-Fi to Boingo users visiting South Africa, whether theyâ€™re on smartphones or laptops.â€ť
Boingo offers a variety of wireless plans for customers living and traveling in South Africa, including Boingo Europe Plus, which provides unlimited Wi-Fi within the region for one low monthly fee. Skyrove is an important addition to Boingoâ€™s existing roaming agreements with the two other leading Wi-Fi operators in South Africa.Â With this new agreement, Boingo hotpots will be widely available throughout the country.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI), the worldâ€™s leading Wi-Fi software and services provider, makes it easy, convenient and cost-effective for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 400,000 hotspots worldwide. With a single account, Boingo users can access the mobile Internet via Boingo Network locations that include the top airports around the world, major hotel chains, cafĂ©s and coffee shops, restaurants, convention centers and metropolitan hot zones. Boingo and its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary operate wired and wireless networks at large-scale venues worldwide such as airports, major sporting arenas, malls, and convention centers, as well as quick serve restaurants. For more information about Boingo, please visit http://www.boingo.com.
Skyrove is South Africa's largest independent Wi-Fi hotspot network provider with over 6 years experience and more than 600 Wi-Fi hotspots throughout South Africa, bringing fast & efficient Wi-Fi solutions to the hospitality sector, events & the enterprise.
Find out more about Skyrove at http://www.skyrove.com.
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