Telecom Lead Asia: Boingo Wireless, a provider of
software and services for Wi-Fi industry, has launched its managed Wi-Fi
services at Phuket International Airport.
The Wi-Fi services were part of an agreement with
WLANNet, a Milcom Systems company.
The agreement enables Boingo to broadcast Boingo Hotspot
SSID. The company is managing the end user experience, offering a fast and
intuitive network to international travelers passing through Phuket Airport.
Boingo’s managed Wi-Fi services include sales, authentication, roaming access
As an increasingly popular destination for vacationers
worldwide, Phuket Airport is an ideal addition to Boingo’s international
network of premium Wi-Fi service locations,” said Allen Pan, Boingo’s director
of Asia Pacific.
Managed Wi-Fi services are expected to provide travelers
from around the globe with a cost-effective, user-friendly roaming solution
that will allow them to send that last work email or download their favorite
movie or beach read without incurring costly data overage charges.
Phuket Airport has seen record-setting passenger traffic
in recent years, and the airport is expanding and enhancing services to meet
traveler demand,” said Rattana Metem, managing director for WLANNet.
Phuket Airport is the second busiest airport in Thailand,
serving more than 8.5 million passengers in 2011.
Passengers can access the Internet via Boingo’s Wi-Fi
plans, including Boingo Asia Pacific, designed to serve the needs of travelers
with unlimited access within the region for $11.95 per month; Boingo Global,
offering Wi-Fi access worldwide without regional restrictions for $59 per
month; or unlimited global mobile Wi-Fi access via Boingo Mobile for $7.95 per
month. Hourly and day passes will also be available.
The network shares the WLANNet infrastructure already in
place at the airport. The network is accessible to Boingo’s international
roaming and platform service partners, including Korea Telecom, NTT
Communications, Orange France, Skype, Telefonica and Verizon, who provide
self-branded access to Boingo networks for their customers through wholesale
agreements with the company.
Boingo’s managed Wi-Fi services are already available at
Thailand’s most highly trafficked airport, Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International