Prestigious Global Communications Honor Awarded for Boingo’s Groundbreaking Launch of the First Commercial Hotspot 2.0 Networks in the United States
Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, announced today that the company is the winner of the prestigious 2014 Leading Lights award for “Most Innovative Carrier Wi-Fi Deployment,” for its deployment of the first Passpoint-enabled networks in commercial venues in the United States.
Light Reading’s Leading Lights awards, now in its 10th year, are a leading global communications industry awards program focused on next generation communications technology and services. Boingo received the 2014 honor for its launch of the first public Hotspot 2.0 networks in the United States. The networks were deployed at 23 high traffic airports serving a collective total of more than 445 million passengers each year. They provide seamless access to secure, WPA2 encrypted Wi-Fi for users with Passpoint-certified mobile devices and a Passpoint profile installed. Passpoint eliminates the need for logins, landing page redirects and apps, dramatically improving the user connectivity experience. The networks also provide wireless carriers a standards-based method for cellular offloading.
“The Boingo team has worked diligently on seamless Wi-Fi roaming standards for nearly four years now, and we’re proud to be among the first wireless providers in the world to make this superior connectivity experience available to our customers,” said Dr. Derek Peterson, Chief Technology Officer for Boingo. “We’re thrilled to have our work recognized by the prestigious Leading Lights awards, and we look forward to rolling out our ‘Passpoint Secure’ networks to additional locations soon.”
“The standard of the entries in all 16 Leading Lights categories this year was exceptionally high, so the winners have really had to prove themselves worthy with great submissions that have been able to stand up to thorough scrutiny. A Leading Lights award is a true mark of excellence,” said Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre.
Boingo’s “Passpoint Secure” networks are available in 23 airports across the United States. The “Passpoint Secure” networks currently support users of late-model iOS 7 devices and Macintosh laptops running OS X Mavericks (10.9), with additional OS support launching soon. Consumers with Boingo account credentials can download a Passpoint profile to experience seamless, secure connectivity at https://nghtrial.boingo.com/.
Boingo has been a leading contributor to the development and implementation of the WBA’s Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) standards since their inception. 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.
Light Reading Leading Lights awards are judged and awarded by Light Reading’s independent editorial team, making them among the most credible and authoritative awards programs in next generation communications. Hundreds of entries were submitted from all over the world across 16 Leading Lights categories.
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