LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2024—At CES 2024, Boingo Wireless, a total connectivity provider of cellular distributed antenna systems (DAS), Wi-Fi and private networks, announced the successful deployment of the first-ever Wi-Fi 7 network at a public venue. The network is live at the Las Vegas Monorail Boingo Station at the Las Vegas Convention Center and will be on display during CES at the Boingo Innovation Center.
Wi-Fi 7 is the newest generation of Wi-Fi technology that expands upon the innovation of Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E. Boingo’s first-of-its-kind Wi-Fi 7 offering is designed to dramatically improve wireless performance and minimize coverage gaps with extreme speeds, low latency and increased capacity for an exceptional user experience and to power an entirely new class of advanced connected devices and demanding applications. Wi-Fi 7 doubles network bandwidth for rock-solid reliability and quadruples the speed of Wi-Fi 6 with peak rates exceeding 40 Gbps. Wi-Fi 7 also enhances energy efficiency, lowering overall power usage, and features enhanced WPA3 security protocols, offering robust authentication and encryption tools.
“Boingo is proud to lead the charge in launching the world’s first Wi-Fi 7 network at a public venue, unlocking a new era of reliable, secure Wi-Fi connectivity for high-trafficked, diverse enterprise environments including airports, transit stations, hotels, casinos, stadiums, hospitals and military bases,” said Boingo CEO Mike Finley. “CES and Las Vegas have been home to groundbreaking technology unveilings, and Boingo is excited to contribute to that list with this inaugural Wi-Fi 7 deployment.”
The trailblazing launch of Wi-Fi 7 at a Las Vegas mass transit station builds upon Boingo’s commitment to moving Las Vegas forward through wireless innovation. At last year’s CES, the company opened the Boingo Innovation Center next to the Las Vegas Convention Center, to serve as a testing ground for 5G and Wi-Fi 7 applications. Boingo also announced it is expanding 5G connectivity on the Las Vegas strip with new world-class wireless networks at Dream Las Vegas.
Boingo’s Wi-Fi 7 deployment adds to its wireless firsts, including launching the first commercial DAS network, first Passpoint network, first CBRS airport private network and first Wi-Fi 6 network at an airport.
AI-driven RUCKUS R770 enterprise-class Wi-Fi 7 access points (APs) were utilized for Boingo’s deployment.
At CES 2024, Boingo will host a Sports Business Radio live podcast event featuring UFC Women’s Champion Miesha Tate at the Boingo Innovation Center on January 9, 4-6 PM PT. For more information and to attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. simplifies complex wireless challenges to connect people, business and things. Boingo designs, builds and manages 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.