Boingo Re-Elected by Industry Peers to Third Term on WBA Board of Directors;
Company a Leading Advocate for Next Generation Hotspot Standards Development, Implementation
Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced that vice president of international markets, Bjorn Thorngren, has been re-elected to the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA) Board of Directors.
Boingo has been a leading contributor to the development and implementation of the WBA’s Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) standards since their inception. The company was a key participant in the WBA’s NGH Phase II and III trials, and was one of eight originally certified participants in the WBA’s Interoperability Compliance Program. In February 2014, Boingo became the first operator and WBA member to launch Hotspot 2.0 networks for consumer use in the United States, at more than 20 airports serving more than 445 million travelers each year.
“We are delighted to welcome Boingo back to the WBA Board. The company has made great strides in the Wi-Fi industry and played a significant role in progressing Next Generation Hotspot deployments, particularly in the U.S. Since joining the Alliance back in 2008, Boingo has been a valuable contributor to both the Board and a variety of WBA initiatives, and we look forward to continuing this partnership for the foreseeable future,” said Shrikant Shenwai, Wireless Broadband Alliance CEO.
“We are honored to once again serve on the WBA’s Board of Directors, and to be elected by our peers, including the world’s largest wireless carriers. We will continue to push the envelope to drive the next generation in wireless connectivity and bring improved experiences to consumers. We look forward to continuing our close collaboration with the WBA team and member companies,” said Dr. Derek Peterson, Chief Technology Officer, Boingo Wireless.
Boingo Wireless was the first pure-play hotspot operator to join the WBA in 2008. Since then, the company has become the world’s leading provider of airport Wi-Fi; the leading provider of indoor cellular Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) at large scale venues including airports, stadiums and universities; and a pioneer in Wi-Fi advertising and sponsorship. The company is an active contributor to the WBA Next Generation Hotspot Phase III trials, Interoperability Compliance Program, and location-based services and marketing committees.
Boingo Wireless has roaming agreements with nearly 100 operators worldwide, including roaming and offload agreements with five of the world’s top 10 mobile operators, and three out of four U.S. Tier One carriers.
About Wireless Broadband Alliance
Founded in 2003, the aim of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is to secure an outstanding user experience through the global deployment of next generation Wi-Fi. In order to make this a reality, the WBA is currently championing various initiatives in the Wi-Fi ecosystem including Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) trials, Wi-Fi Roaming and its Interoperability Compliance Program (ICP). Today, membership includes major fixed operators such as BT, Comcast and Time Warner Cable; seven of the top 10 mobile operator groups (by revenue) and leading technology companies such as Cisco, Google and Intel. WBA member operators collectively serve more than 1 billion subscribers and operate more than 5 million hotspots globally. The WBA Board includes Arqiva, AT&T, Boingo Wireless, BT, Cisco Systems, Comcast, iPass, KT Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, Orange and Ruckus Wireless.