LOS ANGELES – Oct. 15, 2015 – Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced that the company’s roaming network of more than 100,000 “Passpoint Secure” hotspots is now available to subscribers using select Android devices running Android 6.0 “Marshmallow,” the new version of Google’s operating system.
Available for the first time for Boingo customers with select Android devices, Passpoint technology makes connecting to Wi-Fi as simple, seamless and secure as cellular. Boingo subscribers with Passpoint credentials can experience instant connectivity with no action needed on their part, streamlining the transition between Wi-Fi and cellular networks and eliminating the need for network logins and passwords. Boingo’s Passpoint-enabled hotspots feature powerful WPA2 enterprise-grade encryption technology, providing enhanced security for customers on the go.
“At Boingo, we’re committed to providing the best connected experience to our subscribers and roaming partners. That’s why we launched the world’s first large-scale commercial Passpoint hotspots for consumers in our high traffic venues, and why we’ve been deeply involved in the development of the Passpoint standards since their inception,” said Dr. Derek Peterson, Chief Technology Officer for Boingo Wireless. “Today, we’re proud to welcome users with devices running Android 6.0 to our ‘Passpoint Secure’ networks, and look forward to supporting additional Android devices in the future.”
“As part of our vision for Next Generation Wi-Fi, the WBA has encouraged support for Passpoint within the wireless industry. The launch of Passpoint support in Google’s Android 6.0 operating system is a significant milestone, illustrating a commitment by a leading mobile OS player to enhance the user experience with Next Gen Wi-Fi, ” said Shrikant Shenwai, Chief Executive Officer of the Wireless Broadband Alliance. “Through this launch, more users will experience the benefits of Passpoint, a truly next generation connectivity experience.”
Ahead of the holiday travel season, Boingo subscribers using select Android 6.0 devices can access the company’s “Passpoint Secure” networks at more than 25 of the highest traffic airports in the U.S., including Chicago’s O’Hare International (ORD), Los Angeles International (LAX), Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS), and New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark Liberty International (EWR) airports. Users can also access Boingo’s full roaming network of more than 100,000 Passpoint-enabled hotspots, including Time Warner Cable’s TWCWiFi-Passpoint networks in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Austin and Dallas, among many others.
To experience seamless, secure Passpoint connectivity, subscribers on applicable Android devices can download their Passpoint profile quickly and easily at https://passpoint.boingo.com/
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