Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Boingo Expands Roaming Network in Europe

Boingo Wireless expanding its roaming network with the addition of six Wi-Fi partners in Europe, providing new Boingo hot spots in Germany, Spain, Greece and the Netherlands. Boingo now provides over 60,000 locations from more than 140 leading Wi-Fi operators.

Boingo also announced an expanded partnership with The Cloud, Europe's leading neutral-host Wi-Fi network operator, to enable Boingo's retail customers, and customers of Fiberlink and Verizon Business Access, to access all European locations of The Cloud. The previous deal with The Cloud only covered the UK.

Working with GANAG (GlobalAirNet AG), Germany, Boingo now has enhanced wireless coverage at Germany's Munich International Airport. Also in Germany, Boingo partnered with HotspotDeutschland, a wireless Internet service provider (WISP) with 350 hot spots, and added Travelping, another German-based ISP with 150 hotspots in Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. Boingo extended its reach in Spain by partnering with AWA, a WISP operating 600 hotspots in retail locations, cafes, marinas, restaurants and hotels including all Repsol gas stations across the country. Spain's largest Wi-Fi operator, AWA has contracts to deploy 4,000 more hot spots. In the Netherlands and the Netherlands Antilles, Boingo teamed with Mobilander. Customers are offered access at 40 hotspots in hotels, restaurants and libraries in 6 main university cities in the Netherlands, and at 100 UTS/Mobilander-hotspots in hotels, resorts and restaurants on Curacao and St. Martin. Boingo also buoyed its coverage in the Mediterranean region, adding FORTHnet, the largest network of wireless access spots in Greece, with more than 72 hot spots at hotels, cruise lines and 34 Starbucks locationhttp://www.boingo.com

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