LOS ANGELES & SÃO PAULO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, announced today its selection as the exclusive Wi-Fi and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) provider at GRU Airport – São Paulo’s International Airport, the largest airport in South America serving more than 35 million passengers annually.
Boingo will design, install and manage advanced Wi-Fi and Distributed Antenna System networks at the airport, providing comprehensive coverage and increased data capacity throughout the facilities, including the airport’s newest terminal. Boingo’s neutral host approach to Wi-Fi and DAS ensures network access to all carriers and their customers without bias.
Boingo offers Wi-Fi services throughout the airport, providing complimentary Wi-Fi access to all travelers, and offering premium connectivity options to travelers who want to engage in high-bandwidth activities like streaming video, uploading large files and using VoIP services. Boingo also manages Wi-Fi sponsorship and advertising services for the airport, and will be assuming management of private services delivered via the Wi-Fi network timed to the launch of the new, enhanced networks.
“Boingo’s industry-leading Wi-Fi and Distributed Antenna services and new, state-of-the-art networks will help us meet the data demands of our travelers, and will ensure an excellent experience even during peak usage times – like travel timed to the global sports events Brazil is hosting in the coming years,” said Luis Ritzmann, CIO of GRU Airport. “The Boingo neutral host DAS and Wi-Fi sponsorship models will enable us to provide world-class connectivity while continually investing in the network.”
“GRU Airport is an ideal location for our first DAS deployment in South America,” said Zack Sterngold, Boingo Wireless vice president, Americas. “The airport is an increasingly important international business hub and will experience exponential passenger growth in the next three years with the upcoming landmark global sports events. The Wi-Fi network is optimized for future carrier offload, to ensure a seamless connectivity experience and ample capacity for all users.”
The GRU airport Wi-Fi network will be accessible to Boingo’s wholesale and platform service partners, including AT&T, Verizon, Korea Telecom, LGU+, NTT DOCOMO, Skype, Orange France, Telefonica, and TeliaSonera, which wholesale Wi-Fi access from Boingo and provide self-branded Wi-Fi to their customers as part of their existing services. The network will also be accessible to Boingo Unlimited, Boingo Mobile and Boingo Global subscribers. Hourly and daily premium Wi-Fi access passes will also be available.
In addition to providing wireless services at GRU, Boingo offers users an aggregated network of thousands of hotspots throughout Brazil through roaming partnerships with wireless service providers including Oi.
Boingo is the world’s leading provider of airport wireless services, providing Wi-Fi in more than 75 airports around the globe, including Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International, London Gatwick and Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino. The company is the number one provider of airport Wi-Fi and DAS in the United States, with Wi-Fi and DAS services in airports including Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway, and New York’s John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Our vast footprint of small cell networks covers more than a million DAS and Wi-Fi locations and reaches more than 1 billion consumers annually – in places as varied as airports, stadiums, shopping malls, restaurants, universities, and military bases. The Boingo platform is the only monetization engine of its kind, driving revenue through carrier offload, advertising, location-based data analytics, and consumer products like IPTV, high-speed broadband, and Wi-Fi. For more information about the Boingo story, visit www.boingo.com.
About the Concessionaire of Guarulhos International Airport / GRU Airport
On February 6th, 2012, the consortium comprised of the companies Invepar (Investimentos e Participações em Infraestrutura S.A.) and ACSA (Airports Company South Africa) was announced as the winner of the bid that awarded the International Guarulhos Airport, the most important in Brazil, with a movement of approximately 35 million passengers in 2013. With the signature of the Awarding Contract, on June 14th, 2012, the Concessionária do Aeroporto Internacional de Guarulhos S.A. was formed, with 51% of its shares belonging to Grupar (Grupo Invepar and ACSA) and 49% to Infraero. From the 51% belonging to the private initiative, Invepar owns 90% and ACSA, 10%.
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