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Brazil’s Leading Mobile Platform Licenses Boingo SDK, Gains Access to 700,000 Hotspots Worldwide
LOS ANGELES & SÃO PAULO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 29, 2013—
Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced that leading Latin American mobile services company Movile has selected the company to provide global Wi-Fi roaming for the 8 million users that rely on Movile mobile Wi-Fi service.
Movile will receive access to Boingo’s global aggregated network of more than 700,000 hotspots worldwide, including Wi-Fi networks in high traffic consumer venues such as airports, shopping centers, stadiums and arenas, mass transit stations and metropolitan hotzones.
“Boingo offers an unparalleled global network of hotspots that will help keep our customers connected to their favorite entertainment, social networks and productivity tools, while saving them money on costly international roaming fees,” said Eduardo Henrique, head of U.S. operations and co-founder of Movile.
“Leading mobile service providers like Movile are increasingly looking to provide additional value to their connected customers by expanding their wireless footprint. Our network of more than 700,000 hotspots provides a built-in roaming solution for operators, and our SDK integrates seamlessly into Wi-Fi access apps like the premium Free Zone app,” said Howard Buzick, vice president of business development for Boingo Wireless.
Movile’s premium Free Zone app is available for Android. The Boingo international aggregated Wi-Fi network will be available to Movile Free Zone premium customers in fall 2013.
With this agreement, Movile joins the ranks of Boingo’s wholesale platform service partners, which also include leading carriers such as KT, LG U+, NTT DOCOMO, Skype and Verizon.
Movile is a leading platform for mobile content and commerce. Its product portfolio includes smartphone and tablet applications, m-payment, m-commerce, entertainment (including games, music, videos and images) and mobile marketing. Founded in 1998, Movile is a pioneer in services designed for smartphones, micropayments for virtual goods, apps, HTML5 and seamless interactivity on mobile.
Movile has over 200 employees and is connected to more than 40 carriers that collectively have over 600 million mobile subscribers. More than 15 million people experience Movile’s products and services per month.
Naspers, an important global media group, has been a key strategic partner to Movile since June 2008 through its investment arm, MIH Group.
For more information about the Movile story, visit www.movile.com.
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