Boingo Global Debuts at EUR 29 or $39 per Month Flat Rate Wi-Fi Service for International Business Travelers; Includes Access to More Than 100,000 Hot Spots Worldwide with No Additional Costs
Boingo Wireless Inc., the world’s leading wholesale network aggregator and operator of neutral-host Wi-Fi networks, today announced Boingo Global – a new Wi-Fi service providing international business travelers with access to more than 100,000 Boingo hot spot locations around the world for one low monthly cost with no roaming charges and no per-minute fees.
At EUR 29 or $39 per month, Boingo Global is the world’s most affordable global roaming plan, establishing a new paradigm for business travelers using Wi-Fi to remain connected and productive as they travel internationally. With no incremental roaming fees, Boingo Global is also the world’s first truly global flat-rate service.
Customers can sign up for Boingo Global today at Boingo’s website (http://www.boingo.com), as well as at more than 50 hot spots in France and Norway. Later this year, customers will be able to sign up for the service at more European locations including hot spots in Germany, Italy and the UK.
“The days of per-minute charges and incremental roaming fees for Wi-Fi Internet access are over,” said Dave Hagan, Boingo president and CEO. “Traveling for business is hard enough without having to watch the clock while you’re trying to be productive.”
Available in France and Norway
Boingo is partnering with France’s Hub telecom and Norway’s Oslo Lufthavn Tele & Data AS (OLTD) – two of Europe’s leading Wi-Fi providers – to bring Boingo Global to market in Europe.
In France, secure sign up for Boingo Global is available at 48 Hub telecom hot spots in airports and hotels, including Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Orly International Airport and Holiday Inn/Express hotels nationwide.
Travelers wishing to sign up in Norway can do so at any of the OLTD “IP zones” at the six main airports in Norway, Oslo International Airport and Bergen, Bodoe, Stavanger, Tromsoe, Trondheim and additional six medium-sized airports.
“This service brings a new option and great value that nicely complements the hourly and daily Wi-Fi services offered by OLTD to our travelers,” said Morten Eldevik, CEO of OLTD. “Our partnership with Boingo has the potential to change Wi-Fi services throughout Europe and it’s exciting to be a part of that.”
Travelers who purchase Boingo Global can download the GoBoingo software during the signup process. GoBoingo is a lightweight utility for Windows that identifies Boingo-accessible partner hot spots and allows the user to log in with a single click using their Boingo account, simplifying access to dozens of partner networks across the world.
About Hub telecom
A subsidiary of the Aeroports de Paris group, Hub telecom (http://www.hubtelecom.com) meets the needs of nearly 1,400 companies and 150,000 users every day, mainly airlines, airport handling companies, government agencies and property managers. Hub telecom operates an extensive Wi-Fi network in France serving major and regional airports, along with hotels and conference centers.
OLTD is a joint venture of Oslo Airport AS (OSL) and Telenor. The wireless network is set up and operated by OSL and Avinor, which owns and operate 46 airports in Norway. The company supplies telecommunication and data solutions to the corporate market and passengers at Oslo Airport and wireless solutions at all airports.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. provides global Wi-Fi Internet access through the Boingo Roaming System, which comprises 100,000 hot spots in airports, hotels, cafes and other public places, including metropolitan hot zones. Business travelers can use a single Boingo account to log in at Wi-Fi networks around the world using one username and password. Boingo Roaming System services can also be private labeled by telcos, wireless operators, Internet service providers (ISP) and managed service providers (MSP) as part of their own branded services for laptops, handsets and mobile devices. Through its Concourse Communications Group LLC subsidiary, Boingo operates neutral host wireless access systems that provide wireless voice and data services supporting public and commercial interests. More information about Boingo and Concourse is available at http://www.boingo.com and http://www.concoursecommunications.com.
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