ContactJune 19th, 2012
BOINGO ADDS 75,000 HOTSPOTS IN SOUTH KOREA VIA SK TELECOM
Roaming Agreement Expands Coverage for Boingo Customers in the Asia Pacific Region
LOS ANGELES – June 19th, 2012 – Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI), the Wi-Fi industry’s leading provider of software and services worldwide, today announced a network access agreement with SK Telecom, the leading wireless communications operator in South Korea.
Boingo customers will have access to more than 75,000 SK Telecom hotspots in airports, hotels, convention centers, restaurants and office locations across the peninsula. Boingo’s roaming partners, including Orange France and Skype, can also extend network access to their customers, providing seamless roaming options for international travelers.
“SK Telecom has long been a pioneer in the mobile industry, and has built an advanced wireless network throughout Korea,” said Allen Pan, director of Asia Pacific for Boingo Wireless. “SK Telecom is an ideal partner to help us extend our coverage and alleviate exorbitant data roaming charges for our customers visiting and living in the region.”
“SK Telecom is committed to providing the most innovative mobile solutions to our customer base, which includes more than half of all mobile users in Korea,” said Mr. Sung Young Lee, senior vice president of the Collaboration Marketing Office at SK Telecom. “We’re pleased to add Boingo to our roster of global partners and to offer our award-winning services to Boingo customers from around the world.”
Boingo offers a variety of Wi-Fi access plans for those living or traveling in Asia, including Boingo Asia Pacific, offering unlimited access to Boingo hotspots in the Asia Pacific region, and Boingo Global, enabling access to Boingo’s aggregated network of more than 500,000 hotspots worldwide, as well as options for the Americas, Europe and the U.K. and Ireland. Hourly and daily access passes are also available for purchase.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI), the world’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 500,000 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, cafés and coffee shops, restaurants, convention centers and metropolitan hot zones. Boingo through its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary operates 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.
About SK Telecom
SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM, KSE: 017670) is Korea’s leading telecommunications provider with more than 25 million subscribers, which accounts for more than 50% of the total market. The company established in 1984, reached KRW 12.46 trillion in revenue in 2010. SK Telecom was the first to launch and commercialize CDMA, CDMA 2000 1x, CDMA EV-DO and HSDPA networks, and it currently provides cellular, wireless internet, mobile media, global roaming service and more. For more information, please visit www.sktelecom.com or email to email@example.com.
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