Showing posts with label Boingo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Boingo. Show all posts

Monday, May 3, 2021

Rockefeller Center picks Boingo to build Wi-Fi 6 network

Rockefeller Center selected Boingo Wireless to design, install and manage a Wi-Fi 6 network across its landmark NYC property which spans 22 acres in the heart of Manhattan.  The network will  deliver connectivity to the venue’s daily visitors, enable enhanced business operations, and set the stage for a high-bandwidth experience for property tenant employees.

Encompassing three city blocks between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas, from 48th to 51st Streets, Rockefeller Center consists of more than seven million square feet spread across 12 buildings featuring world-class shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and office space. For this immense and diverse property, Boingo will launch Wi-Fi 6 connectivity for the indoor and outdoor public spaces.

“Rockefeller Center is New York at its best—architecture, dining, history, culture, business and the arts all colliding within the heart of the city,” said Boingo CEO Mike Finley. “Boingo is a Wi-Fi 6 pioneer, and we’re honored to help power a new generation of connectivity at Rockefeller Center. Our Wi-Fi 6 networks provide the foundation for a host of current and emerging uses from supporting thousands of connected devices to delivering mission-critical business applications, to streaming ultra-high-definition movies or providing touchless health and safety monitoring protocols.”

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Boingo Wireless posts revenue of $59.9 million, down 10% YoY

Boingo Wireless reported Q1 2020 revenue of $59.9 million decreased 9.9% compared to $66.5 million in the first quarter of 2019. Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $(4.6) million, or $(0.10) per diluted share, compared to net loss of $(5.2) million, or $(0.12) per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2019.

“The last 90 days have been an extraordinary time in history and our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones or who have been infected by the coronavirus,” commented Mike Finley, Chief Executive Officer of Boingo Wireless. “Since Boingo has been deemed an essential business, we have been able to not only support our existing wireless networks, but continue to build out new neutral-host networks at a time when many other companies are not as fortunate. In addition, we were delighted to provide complimentary Wi-Fi service to more than 10,000 Air Force, Army and Marine beds set up for quarantine purposes around the country. I am incredibly proud of the Boingo team for going the extra mile to ensure our customers and our venue partners have the connectivity they need.”

Mr. Finley continued, “Boingo delivers a vital neutral solution in the essential space of connectivity, and is supported by a business model with approximately 95% contractual or recurring revenue. We have a strong balance sheet with ample liquidity and the ability to continue using our cash flow to fund our network builds where we have carrier commitments. Our focus on reducing expenses and increasing profitability at the end of 2019 has prepared us well to weather the recent events. While we cannot predict the nature, duration or scope of the overall impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, we believe that Boingo will emerge from this period with velocity and continue to deliver a critical, and essential, service to our military men and women, our venues, our customers and our partners.”

Some highlights:

  • Military/multifamily revenue of $22.7 million decreased 12.3% compared to $25.9 million in the first quarter of 2019.
  • DAS revenue of $22.2 million decreased 7.9% compared to $24.1 million in the first quarter of 2019. DAS revenue for the quarter was comprised of $14.0 million of build-out project revenue and $8.2 million of access fee revenue. DAS access fee revenue increased 27.3% year-over-year.
  • Wholesale Wi-Fi revenue of $9.7 million decreased 11.6% compared to $11.0 million in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Retail revenue of $3.0 million decreased 24.6% compared to $3.9 million in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Advertising and other revenue of $2.3 million increased 48.6% compared to $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2019.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Boingo to launch CBRS commercial services

Boingo Wireless will launch initial commercial deployment (ICD) of the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band following the FCC’s public notice of approval.

Boingo’s neutral host CBRS network expands wireless coverage and capacity at large venues to accommodate mobile demands and deliver a seamless and secure connected experience.

A CBRS pioneer, Boingo deployed the first known CBRS network at a major airport when it launched a private LTE cellular network on the 3.5 GHz band at Dallas Love Field Airport, which services more than 15 million passengers annually. CBRS is part of Boingo’s wireless convergence portfolio that leverages licensed, unlicensed and shared spectrum. Boingo partners with airports, stadiums, office buildings, military bases, multifamily communities and other commercial properties to power networks that meet connectivity demands of today, and can scale to support content consumption in the 5G era.

“Since joining the Alliance, Boingo has been one of the strongest advocates for CBRS and OnGo™,” said Alan Ewing, executive director of the CBRS Alliance. “With the newly-announced commercial availability of OnGo services on the CBRS band, businesses can explore a variety of deployment options to support their connectivity needs, including neutral host leveraging private LTE. We at the Alliance applaud Boingo’s active support and continued commitment in helping to realize the potential of OnGo.”

Verizon signs Boingo to bring 5G in airports, office buildings, stadiums, etc.

Verizon is working with Boingo Wireless to bring 5G Ultra Wideband service indoors and to public spaces – places like airports, stadiums and arenas, office buildings, hotels, etc.

Boingo is a leading distributed antenna system (DAS), small cells and Wi-Fi provider.

The companies confirmed that they are working together to architect a hyper-dense network designed for large and small indoor spaces as part of Verizon’s ongoing 5G network expansions.

In addition, Verizon announced the expansion of its 5G service to Phoenix, Arizona. Initially, Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service will be concentrated in Downtown Phoenix around several well-known landmarks, including: Phoenix Convention Center, Talking Stick Resort Arena, The Orpheum Theatre, CityScape, and Chase Field. It will also be available in Tempe, on the Arizona State University campus.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Verizon signs Boingo to bring 5G in airports, office buildings, stadiums, etc.

Verizon is working with Boingo Wireless to bring 5G Ultra Wideband service indoors and to public spaces – places like airports, stadiums and arenas, office buildings, hotels, etc.

Boingo is a leading distributed antenna system (DAS), small cells and Wi-Fi provider.

The companies confirmed that they are working together to architect a hyper-dense network designed for large and small indoor spaces as part of Verizon’s ongoing 5G network expansions.

In addition, Verizon announced the expansion of its 5G service to Phoenix, Arizona. Initially, Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service will be concentrated in Downtown Phoenix around several well-known landmarks, including: Phoenix Convention Center, Talking Stick Resort Arena, The Orpheum Theatre, CityScape, and Chase Field. It will also be available in Tempe, on the Arizona State University campus.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Boingo cites DAS traction with tier 1 carriers

Boingo Wireless reports that Q2 was its biggest quarter ever for new DAS venue launches. In the second quarter of 2019, Boingo deployed 10 new DAS networks in partnership with Tier 1 carriers at high traffic venues throughout the U.S., increasing the company’s total live DAS venues to 69.

“Our strong DAS momentum continues with significant traction in venue deployments and strategic partnerships with carriers to densify networks and enhance cellular coverage,” said Mike Finley, CEO, Boingo. “This new record fuels growth for our neutral host DAS portfolio, a key driver for Boingo’s business, and helps our venue partners solve skyrocketing connectivity demands.”

In the first half of 2019, Boingo launched a total of 11 new DAS networks at large venues that include three major airports, seven amphitheaters and a commercial real estate property. The cellular solution boosts signal strength and increases network capacity for voice and data applications. As carrier networks migrate to 5G, densification with solutions like DAS will be key for facilitating increased capacity, faster speeds, lower latency and higher throughput.

Boingo neutral host DAS networks are designed to provide a high performance wireless experience to all venue customers and staff, regardless of which carrier they use.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Boingo appoints new CEO

Boingo announced the appointment of Mike Finley as chief executive officer, replacing current CEO and chairman of the board Dave Hagan, who has announced his desire to retire after 17 years of service to the company. Hagan will continue to serve as a member of the board, while Lance Rosenzweig, Boingo’s lead independent director, will become chairman of the board.

Prior to his appointment as Boingo’s CEO, Finley spent nearly nine years at Qualcomm, most recently as president of North America and Australia. His responsibilities included all carrier and new business development; OEM sales for mobile, computing, auto, connectivity, IOT, voice and music; product marketing; marketing and public relations; engineering services; and operations.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Boingo's Derek Peterson: There's Never a MHz You Don't Love

Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo, provides a quick update on the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), including the policy workgroup with is evaluating spectrum opportunities, such as 3.5 GHz, millimeter wave, 60 GHz, etc.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Boingo Signs Sprint for Airport Wi-Fi

Boingo Wireless announced a multi-year Wi-Fi agreement for providing Sprint customers with access to seamless and secure Boingo Wi-Fi networks in 35 major U.S. airports.

Sprint devices within proximity of a Boingo hotspot can automatically connect to the Wi-Fi network seamlessly, providing service at the fastest speeds available, be that cellular from Sprint or Wi-Fi from Boingo. The auto-authenticating Wi-Fi connections are available at no additional charge to all Sprint customers with capable devices, and usage while connected to Wi-Fi does not count towards a customer’s monthly service plan.

“Boingo's relationship with Sprint removes the traditional barriers between Wi-Fi and cellular service,” said David Hagan, Chief Executive Officer for Boingo Wireless. “Sprint is a market leader with the integration of Wi-Fi and cellular, which is a very customer centric solution to provide an always-best-connected experience through either network.”

Monday, April 20, 2015

Boingo - Building a Network

Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo Networks, discussed his company's evolution to a S.M.A.R.T. infrastructure powered by NFV.  The acronym stands for Secure, Multiplatform, Analytics-driven, Responsive and Tiered.

Underlying the network is deep packet inspection technology that enables Boingo to deliver an enhanced experience for its users.

The video is presented by Procera Networks.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Boingo Picks Procera's Virtual PacketLogic/V for its S.M.A.R.T. Wi-Fi

Boingo Wireless has installed a virtual CPE solution from Procera Networks to shape network traffic and apply granular profiles that deliver multiple classes of service as part of its S.M.A.R.T Network offering, which was introduced in September 2014.

Boingo’s S.M.A.R.T network design – which stands for Secure, Multiplatform, Analytics-Driven, Responsive and Tiered – reimagines public Wi-Fi based on usage data that identified multiple classes of users with significantly different connection and usage profiles. For instance, in a typical venue, Boingo's S.M.A.R.T. Network will include three classes of services aimed at three unique user/application profiles: complimentary Wi-Fi, supported by advertising and sponsorship, provides up to 5 Mbps of speed for users with basic connectivity demands, such as e-mail and web browsing; a “Turbo Boost” premium tier of service, supporting speeds up to 10 Mbps, enables streaming media; and an "Enterprise Wi-Fi" tier with 20 Mbps speed for business users.

 Procera said its PacketLogic/V virtual customer premises equipment (CPE) client delivers the full suite of its PacketLogic solution. It bundles all of Procera’s rich insights and actions solutions into an easily deployable Virtual Network Function as a Service (VNFaaS). Procera’s Virtual Network Function Manager will be used to dynamically create PacketLogic/V instances as needed, delivering on the promise of service flexibility and elasticity that the ETSI NFV specifications require.

“Procera’s platform is a great fit for our NFV-driven architecture,” said Derek Peterson, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer of Boingo Wireless. “Their ability to deliver a fully virtualized PacketLogic solution enabled Boingo to achieve the ROI that we needed for our business model. We evaluated hardware-based solutions, but they did not meet our cost or deployment flexibility requirements.”

“NFV is a strategic technology for Procera, and Boingo is a perfect example of new business opportunities enabled by NFV,” said Mike Kay, Vice President of Business Development for Procera Networks. “Virtual CPE solutions can bring the power of Procera’s solutions to the edge of the network with substantial cost savings and deployment flexibility.”

  • Boingo Wireless currently spans more than a million DAS and Wi-Fi locations in places as varied as airports, stadiums, universities, and military bases. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Boingo Launch Passpoint Wi-Fi Roaming

Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Boingo Wireless have activated the industry's first reciprocal Passpoint roaming agreement, enabling their customers to seamlessly connect to secure WiFi networks at thousands of locations, including 25 of the highest traffic airports in the U.S.

Boingo subscribers can access thousands of Time Warner Cable’s Passpoint-enabled hotspots in cities including New York, Austin and Kansas City, with Passpoint roaming access launching in additional cities including Los Angeles and Charlotte in early 2015. Boingo customers already have access to TWC’s more than 60,000 hotspots in major cities across the U.S., per the roaming partnership launched earlier this year.

TWC residential Internet customers with Standard Service and above and all TWC Business Services Internet customers can now seamlessly roam on to Boingo’s “Passpoint Secure” WiFi networks at 25 of the highest traffic airports in the U.S., including Chicago’s O’Hare International (ORD), Los Angeles International (LAX), Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS), and New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark Liberty International (EWR) airports.

The Passpoint roaming functionality allows customers with Passpoint-certified devices and account credentials to experience seamless, secure connections between the two networks with no action needed on their part, simplifying the roaming connectivity experience during holiday travel and day-to-day mobile device use. TWC and Boingo’s Passpoint-enabled hotspots feature powerful WPA2 enterprise-grade encryption technology, providing enhanced security on the go.

“Passpoint technology provides significant value to our customers. Our Passpoint roaming integration with Boingo will keep our users connected to this advanced technology during their travels, helping us provide maximum wireless security to our TWC Internet consumers when they’re surfing the Internet out of home,” said Rob Cerbone, VP of Wireless Product Management for Time Warner Cable.

“The launch of reciprocal Passpoint roaming in the U.S. marks a significant milestone for the wireless industry, but more importantly it makes the best possible WiFi connectivity experience available to even more customers in key locations throughout the U.S.,” said Dr. Derek Peterson, Boingo Wireless Chief Technology Officer. “Our partnership with TWC gives our customers truly widespread access to simple, seamless and secure WiFi in key markets nationwide.”

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Boingo Lands $50 Million Credit Line

Boingo Wireless announced a new $50 million credit agreement with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Silicon Valley Bank. Bank of America Merrill Lynch will serve as the sole lead arranger and sole bookrunner for the agreement.

“We are pleased with the support received from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Silicon Valley Bank,” said Peter Hovenier, Chief Financial Officer of Boingo Wireless. “The $50 million facility, coupled with its $40 million accordion feature, strengthens our liquidity position at attractive rates. Paired with our strong balance sheet and cash flow prospects, the credit facility will provide us with flexibility to continue investing in our strategic growth initiatives.”

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Boingo to Deliver Wi-Fi Services on Military Bases with Ruckus

Boingo Wireless is deploying thousands of Ruckus Wireless' indoor and outdoor Smart Wi-Fi access points across dozens of United States Army, Air Force and Marine Corps bases. Deployment is underway already at Marine Corps, Army and Air Force bases across the United States, with Boingo Broadband and IPTV service going live as each base installation is completed.

"With myriad obstacles and thick concrete walls within a constantly changing environment, both indoors and out, military bases can be a challenging setting for delivering reliable high-speed wireless access," said Marc Patterson, vice president, product management for Boingo Wireless. "We found Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology to be ideally suited for tackling these challenges by providing extended Wi-Fi coverage and signals that adapt within these changing environments."

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Boingo Acquires AWG for Airport Wi-Fi Consolidation

Boingo Wireless agreed to acquire Advanced Wireless Group (AWG), the second largest airport Wi-Fi provider in the United States. Financial terms were not disclosed.

AWG operates public Wi-Fi in 17 U.S. airports, including: Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Buffalo (BUF), Burbank (BUR), Charlotte (CLT), Detroit (DTW), Indianapolis (IND), John Wayne (SNA), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Minneapolis – St. Paul (MSP), Oakland (OAK), Omaha (OMA), Providence (PVD), Sacramento (SMF), and San Diego (SAN). The company has also been chosen to operate the public Wi-Fi services in Phoenix’s Sky Harbor (PHX) airport.

After the acquisition, Boingo will operate the public Wi-Fi services in nearly 60% of North America’s top 50 airports and more than 40% of the world’s top 50 airports, representing more than 1.4 billion passengers per year across all airports.

“Wireless infrastructure at the airport has become more than an Internet connection for travelers; it is a primary touch-point between the airport and its passengers,” said David Hagan, CEO of Boingo Wireless. “Adding AWG’s airport portfolio to our own will help us to reach scale more quickly with a wide array of services that leverage the wireless infrastructure to help airports better serve those passengers.”

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Boingo Acquires Cloud Nine for Wi-Fi Hotspot Advertising

Boingo has acquired Cloud Nine Media, which provides Wi-Fi sponsorship and location-based advertising at more than 6,000 airports, hotels, bars and restaurants, and recreational areas in the U.S. and Canada. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Cloud Nine technology platforms will allow Boingo to deliver 100% share-of-voice sponsored access that can be used across Boingo’s global portfolio of managed Wi-Fi hotspots, including airports, shopping malls, restaurants, stadiums, transportation hubs and metropolitan hotzones that reach more than 1.5 billion people each year. San Francisco-based Cloud Nine Media also brings a team of skilled technologists and ad sales executives to the table, as well as relationships with key venues and advertisers.

"As we’ve expanded our Wi-Fi services into new venue categories, the demand for sponsored access and location based advertising services has grown in parallel,” said David Hagan, president and chief executive officer of Boingo Wireless. "Cloud Nine Media brings a formidable portfolio of tools and talent that will help us take our execution to the next level." 06-Aug-12