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February 25, 2013

Boingo Wireless Signs Deal with Five Japanese Airports
By Oliver VanDervoort
Contributing Writer

Boingo (News - Alert) Wireless continues to expand its presence throughout the world. What once was a company that seemed to operate mostly in North America, Boingo has now expanded its presence across the pond as it has signed a contract with NTT (News - Alert) Broadband Platform, Inc. This contract will allow for Boingo to operate and manage the wireless network in five Japanese airports.

Combined, these airports service more than 130,000 million passengers a year, opening up huge streams of potential revenue for NTTBP and Boingo. Boingo says that it will be the only international Wi-Fi provider for these particular airports. The airports that are included in the agreement are Haneda Airport, Narita International Airport, New Chitose Airport, Fukuoka Airport and Chubu Airport.

This particular contract and the addition of these airports means that Boingo Wireless (News - Alert) is now boasting that it manages Wi-Fi in 30 percent of the most trafficked airports in the Asia Pacific region. Allen Pan, director of Asia Pacific for Boingo Wireless, talked about this accomplishment in a recent statement the company released. “We look forward to offering Wi-Fi plan options that can meet the needs of travelers and platform partners alike, helping them avoid high international data roaming tariffs through Wi-Fi roaming.”  

As with Boingo supported businesses across the globe, travelers will be able to choose from a wide variety of different plans in order to get Wi-Fi access while they are in the airport or actually on the plane. Users can sign up for daily, weekly, monthly and even hourly plans depending on how much Wi-Fi connectivity they are going to need.

Because Boingo is now located around the globe, this kind of service is perfect for people who do quite a bit of air traveling. The connection plans do not end and begin depending on what airport you are at. Rather the plans travel with the users no matter where they go, as long as they are at a Boingo supported airport or business.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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