BOINGO PART­NERS WITH AT&T, EX­PANDS IN EUROPE

Business Traveler (USA) - - IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT -

Boingo and AT&T have formed a global WiFi roam­ing agree­ment. The new agree­ment will al­low trav­el­ers to ac­cess Boingo’s global net­work of hotspots through the AT&T WiFi In­ter­na­tional app. The app en­ables AT&T cus­tomers to use up to 1GB of WiFi each month at no charge.

Boingo cus­tomers in the US will also be able to ac­cess AT&T’s WiFi net­work, which is in air­ports, restau­rants, sport­ing are­nas and re­tail lo­ca­tions through­out the coun­try.

Hard on the heels of its agree­ment with AT&T, Boingo Wire­less has also an­nounced an ex­panded net­work ac­cess agree­ment with GOWEX, a mar­ket leader in“Wire­less Smart Cities”and smart WiFi in pub­lic trans­porta­tion.

The deal gives Boingo cus­tomers ac­cess to an ad­di­tional 1,400 GOWEX hotspots in more than 50 cities through­out Spain, France, Ire­land and Bel­gium. In­cluded are GOWEX“WiFi Cities”mu­nic­i­pal hot­zones in Paris, Mar­seille, Dublin and ma­jor cities in Spain in­clud­ing Barcelona, Seville, Malaga and Bil­bao. Boingo users will also have ac­cess to GOWEX wire­less ser­vices on se­lect pub­lic trans­porta­tion routes, in­clud­ing on­board WiFi on more than 40 buses in Barcelona, and in more than 50 metro and rail­way sta­tions in Paris.

“Boingo cus­tomers have ac­cessed our‘WiFi Cities’hot­zones in Madrid for years, and we’re pleased to ex­tend our ex­panded mu­nic­i­pal hot­zones and‘smart trans­port’ net­works in des­ti­na­tion cities across Europe to even more Boingo cus­tomers,”said Je­naro Gar­cía, CEO of GOWEX.

Boingo’s whole­sale plat­form ser­vice part­ners will also have ac­cess to the GOWEX net­works. Boingo’s plat­form ser­vice part­ners in­clude KT, LGU +, NTT DOCOMO, Skype and Ver­i­zon.

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