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Boingo Wireless Completes Acquisition of Opti-Fi Networks

By Anuradha Shukla November 10, 2008
Boingo Wireless, a North American airport Wi-Fi networks operator, has announced it acquired Opti-Fi Networks, a limited liability company from Parsons Transportation Group and ARINC, which provides Wi-Fi infrastructure implementation and management for airports around North America.
 
The acquisition is part of Boingo’s continued growth strategy and will add 25 new airports to the company’s footprint including Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF), Edmonton International Airport (YEG), El Paso International Airport (ELP), and Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO).
 
With this, Boingo aims to expand and grow the Boingo Roaming Network worldwide, as well as increase partnerships for Boingo Mobile with handheld manufacturers and carriers.
 
This acquisition will allow passengers who access the Internet in the Opti-Fi locations to purchase Boingo AsYouGo day passes for $7.95. They may also buy a subscription to Boingo Unlimited for $21.95 per month.
 
Company officials inform that all these locations also work with Boingo Mobile, their global service for Wi-Fi enabled mobile phones and tablets that are available at $7.95 per month.
 
Dave Hagan, CEO and president of Boingo Wireless noted that Opti-Fi acquisition will allow them to integrate their network seamlessly into Boingo’s, which will not only provide high-quality connection to those airports but will also increase the Boingo Enterprise solution to more airports.
 
Boingo now operates a total of 55 airport networks covering 43 percent of passenger enplanements in the top 100 North American airports.
 
“With a Boingo account, people can get online at more than 100,000 hotspots worldwide, including more than 500 airports, 70,000 retail locations, and 20,000 hotels,” said Hagan. “Boingo is everywhere you would need to be able to get online and get things done,” added Hagan.”
 
Boingo made news recently when it added Tata Communications’ Tata Indicom-branded hotspots to its roaming network providing WiFi connectivity in a number of locations such as cafes, coffee shops, airports and more.
 

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for IoTevolutionworld. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

IoTevolutionworld Contributing Editor

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