Glimcher partners with Boingo Wireless for managed Wi-Fi services in shopping malls

By Telecom Lead Team: Boingo Wireless, Wi-Fi industry’s
provider of software and services, announced its agreement with Glimcher Realty
Trust to manage Wi-Fi services at 18 Glimcher regional shopping centers that
has more than 105 million shoppers annually.

Based on the company’s neutral host roaming platform,
Boingo will manage the customer Wi-Fi experience within the food courts of each
shopping center.

Guests can access Boingo Wi-Fi on their smartphones,
tablets and laptops as a complimentary service while dining at one of many
eateries, or taking a moment to relax during their shopping excursion. The
networks will also be easily accessible to customers of more than a dozen of
Boingo’s roaming partners, including Skype and Verizon.

Boingo brings a core expertise in operating premium
neutral host Wi-Fi networks in large volume venues like ours. Boingo’s simple
Wi-Fi experience will allow our multi-tasking shoppers to enjoy a leisurely
shopping and dining experience at the mall while staying connected to their
digital world,” said Gerritt Smith, senior manager, partnership marketing for
Glimcher Realty Trust.

Boingo continues to expand its network of managed
hotspots to include more consumer-oriented venues including shopping malls,
stadiums, arenas and quick service restaurants, as well as the airports it
operates within globally.

With the proliferation of Wi-Fi enabled tablets and
smartphones, shopping today is an increasingly connected experience. Teaming
with Glimcher allows us to provide our easy-to-use Wi-Fi services to more
shoppers in diverse markets, and gives our existing customers and roaming
partners new access points in communities nationwide,” said Joe DeStasio,
business development manager for Boingo Wireless.

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