By Telecom Lead Team: Boingo Wireless, a provider of
Wi-Fi software and services, has entered into an agreement with ANA – Aeroportos
de Portugal, SA to offer Wi-Fi Internet services for passengers at the 10
largest airports in Portugal.
Partnering with ANA to better serve and enhance the
travel experience for all passengers is paramount to our joint success,” said
Luis Serrano, senior vice president of business and corporate development for
The company said that it was chosen by ANA after an exhaustive
RFP process, based on the company’s stint in airport Wi-Fi services and
progressive approach to delivering value-add services to passengers. It added
the addition of ANA’s airports makes Boingo the largest operator of airport
Wi-Fi in Europe, as well as North America.
Boingo brings added value to Internet Wi-Fi services
providing a flexible approach to meeting the needs of our passengers and
stakeholders,” said Tomaz MagalhÃ£es Crespo, ICT Manager for ANA.
The ANA Wi-Fi network will also be available to Boingo’s
roaming and platform service partners, including Korea Telecom, LGU+, Orange
France, NTT Communications, Skype, Swisscom, Telefonica, TeliaSonera and
Verizon, which wholesale Wi-Fi access from Boingo and provide self-branded
Wi-Fi to their customers as part of their existing services.
The company added that passengers will now be able to
avail basic free access of internet for up to 30 minutes per day after
validating their identity with a valid credit card.
With managed Wi-Fi networks in 64 airports across three
continents serving 940 million passengers per year, Boingo is truly the global
leader in airport Wi-Fi,” said Bjorn Thorngren, director of business
development in EMEA for Boingo Wireless.
Boingo Wireless entered into an agreement with Cafaro to manage and operate its
retail Wi-Fi networks in its three busiest shopping centers.