LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2017—Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading small cells, DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, will connect millions of travelers at major airports this summer with its state-of-the-art Passpoint hotspots. Passpoint is a Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) technology that automatically connects travelers to Wi-Fi with no log-in or passwords required, much like the Wi-Fi experience at the home or office.
“Passpoint is a gamechanger for airports as it offers travelers the easiest way to access a secure Wi-Fi connection with blazing-fast speeds,” said Dawn Callahan, chief marketing officer, Boingo. “During the busy summer travel months, consumers can turn to Passpoint to stream and surf with ease, while avoiding expensive cellular roaming and data fees. The technology also unlocks Wi-Fi offload capabilities at airports to free up pressure on carrier networks.”
Traffic on Boingo’s Passpoint networks continue to grow, with the technology built into more than 50 million device profiles in Q1 2017 alone. Boingo Wi-Fi subscribers, as well as Sprint and Charter Spectrum customers are among consumers that can take advantage of automatic, seamless and secure connections at airports through Passpoint. Over 150,000 of Boingo’s 1 million+ hotspots are Passpoint-enabled.
“Remembering passwords and log-ins are a thing of the past with Passpoint,” said Peter Shankman, bestselling author, entrepreneur and frequent business traveler. “The moment I step into an airport, my phone automatically connects to Boingo Wi-Fi without any effort whatsoever. Despite a jam-packed summer travel schedule, access to no fuss Wi-Fi on-the-go helps me keep up with work demands.”
According to Airlines for America (A4A), summer air travel on U.S. airlines is expected to grow to an all-time high of 234.1 million passengers. Top connectivity habits of travelers include checking Facebook, streaming sports, TV and music apps such as Spotify and HBO, and downloading large files from the office. To accommodate travelers’ voracious appetite for streaming and sharing, Boingo offers premium Wi-Fi at airports with speeds of up to 50 Mbps.
To learn more about Boingo and its Passpoint-enabled hotspots, visit boingo.com.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Our vast footprint of small cell networks cover more than a million DAS and Wi-Fi locations and reaches more than 1 billion consumers annually—in places as varied as airports, stadiums, universities, and military bases. For more information about the Boingo story, visit www.boingo.com.
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