LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2021—Boingo Wireless, a leading distributed antenna system (DAS), Wi-Fi and private network provider, today announced it was presented with the 2021 Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Moments of Excellence Award for bringing commercial-grade, high-speed internet service to the jungle warfare training center at Camp Gonsalves in Okinawa, Japan. The rural base environment presented massive challenges in delivering wireless connectivity, but Boingo’s expert engineering team solved these complexities by designing and launching a sophisticated broadband solution. The successful deployment ensures fast, secure internet service to power troops’ essential connectivity needs.
“Boingo’s high-speed broadband enhances the quality of life for Marines in this remote jungle area by incalculable measure,” said Jeffrey C. Hazelbaker, chief information officer at MCCS Okinawa Japan. “The company’s ability to innovate and successfully bring reliable commercial internet access to the camp has completely transformed our communication infrastructure and daily life. We thank Boingo for its support, dedication and commitment to our marines.”
Boingo is a leading provider of wireless solutions to the U.S. military, delivering tailor-made broadband service at more than 70 Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Homeland Security bases and training locations worldwide. The company can connect the barracks, classrooms, dining facilities, gyms, recreational buildings and other locations with its suite of products that include wireless and wired internet, multi-carrier cellular services and private networks providing closed, dedicated bandwidth to seamlessly power 4G and 5G use cases. Boingo’s cybersecurity platform offers military bases a customized secure network program that provides complete infrastructure management, including threat detection, vulnerability management and immediate incident response and remediation.
“It’s an honor to serve the Marines and be recognized by MCCS for deploying the first-ever commercial broadband network at Camp Gonsalves,” said Bruce Crair, senior vice president and general manager of military at Boingo. “Solving complex connectivity problems is what Boingo does best. We have an incredible team focused on leveraging leading edge technologies and design approaches to serve exceptional use cases.”
Boingo engineers Stephen Butler and Kevin Clark supported the network deployment at Camp Gonsalves. Each received individual MCCS Moments of Excellence Awards for their contributions.
Boingo supports active and retired military through various programs. Boingo Veterans is an employee resource group established by the company’s veterans to mentor and support each other and give back to servicemembers. Boingo is a recipient of the HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award for its commitment to recruiting, employing, and retaining veterans.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. simplifies complex wireless challenges to connect people, business and things. We design, build and manage converged, neutral host public and private networks at major venues around the world. Boingo’s vast footprint of distributed antenna systems (DAS), Wi-Fi, small cells and macro towers securely powers innovation and connectivity in airports, transit stations, stadiums, military bases, hospitals, commercial properties and enterprises worldwide. Learn more at boingo.com.