Wednesday, March 2, 2005

SBC Signs Wi-Fi Roaming Pacts with Boingo, Airpath

SBC Communications announced Wi-Fi roaming agreements with Airpath Wireless and Boingo Wireless. The agreement with Airpath adds 3,300 nationwide and international locations - making more than 4,000 total roaming hot spots available to SBC Wi-Fi customers. In addition, SBC hot spots will be available to thousands of Airpath mobile computer users.

The agreement with Boingo will bring increased traffic to the SBC FreedomLink network from Boingo customers and from worldwide subscribers of Boingo's Platform Services partners. For Boingo, the agreement increases the company's U.S. hot spot density with more than 3,400 SBC Wi-Fi locations, adding key airports and other locations that are important to business travelers.

SBC also has agreements with GoRemote, iPass and Syniverse Technologies that provide it with revenue when their customers roam on the SBC Wi-Fi network. SBC companies also have agreements with Wayport Inc. and Sprint that provide SBC Wi-Fi customers with roaming access at more than 700 nationwide hot spots including several major airports and hotels. Other deals with Concourse Communications and Wise Technologies will further expand the SBC FreedomLink roaming network once activated. Also, SBC companies have a reciprocal roaming relationship with Telmex, its first international roaming agreement.

The roaming locations are in addition to the more than 6,400 nationwide hot spots available to SBC Wi-Fi customers, including select McDonald's restaurants, Barnes & Noble bookstores, Caribou Coffee shops and The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations.


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