|By Business Wire||
|August 9, 2012 09:15 AM EDT||
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI), the Wi-Fi industry’s leading provider of software and services worldwide, today announced that the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority has selected the company to manage and operate tiered Wi-Fi services throughout Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).
Boingo’s hybrid network approach includes tiered Wi-Fi services to meet the diverse needs of Raleigh-Durham’s domestic and international travelers. Tiered services include a complimentary Wi-Fi service option for casual users looking to surf the Internet, check their email and update their social media profiles. Boingo will also offer premium Wi-Fi services, allowing business travelers and power users to engage in data intensive activities such as accessing corporate VPNs, downloading large files and streaming high definition video.
“Boingo enables RDU to provide flexible Wi-Fi offerings to our travelers, while managing the influx of network traffic to ensure fast, reliable Internet connections for all of our guests,” said Duane Legan, RDU’s acting deputy airport director for information services.
“For more than a decade, Boingo has offered innovative Wi-Fi solutions at high-traffic consumer venues such as airports, shopping malls and stadiums, and we understand the complexity of managing growing networks in high demand,” said Zack Sterngold, vice president of airport business development for Boingo Wireless. “We look forward to extending our services to RDU, and to helping the airport generate the revenue necessary for continued growth and amenity enhancements.”
Travelers who wish to utilize Boingo’s complimentary services can enjoy free 45-minute Wi-Fi sessions after watching a brief advertisement. Boingo’s premium services are available via any of Boingo’s Wi-Fi plans, including Boingo Unlimited, which offers unlimited Wi-Fi access at all Boingo hotspots in the Americas for $9.95 per month. Hourly and day passes will also be available for purchase.
Boingo’s roaming and platform service partners will also have access to the premium Wi-Fi services at RDU. Boingo’s wholesale partners, which provide self-branded Wi-Fi to their customers as part of their service offering, include Korea Telecom, LGU+, Orange France, Skype, Telefonica, TeliaSonera and Verizon.
Boingo’s portfolio of managed airport Wi-Fi locations includes more than 60 leading airports worldwide, including London Heathrow, Chicago O’Hare, New York John F. Kennedy, Beijing Capital International, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International, and Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino.
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 Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Raleigh-Durham International Airport serves central North Carolina and the renowned Research Triangle Park. More than nine million passengers travel through RDU each year to nearly 40 domestic and international destinations.
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