Boingo “Passpoint Secure” Networks Available to Nexus 6, Nexus 5X
and Nexus 6P Users
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that
serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced
that the company’s roaming network of more than 100,000 “Passpoint
Secure” hotspots is now available to subscribers using select Android
devices running Android 6.0 “Marshmallow,” the new version of Google’s
Available for the first time for Boingo customers with select Android
devices, Passpoint technology makes connecting to Wi-Fi as simple,
seamless and secure as cellular. Boingo subscribers with Passpoint
credentials can experience instant connectivity with no action needed on
their part, streamlining the transition between Wi-Fi and cellular
networks and eliminating the need for network logins and passwords.
Boingo’s Passpoint-enabled hotspots feature powerful WPA2
enterprise-grade encryption technology, providing enhanced security for
customers on the go.
“At Boingo, we’re committed to providing the best connected experience
to our subscribers and roaming partners. That’s why we launched the
world’s first large-scale commercial Passpoint hotspots for consumers in
our high traffic venues, and why we’ve been deeply involved in the
development of the Passpoint standards since their inception,” said Dr.
Derek Peterson, Chief Technology Officer for Boingo Wireless. “Today,
we’re proud to welcome users with devices running Android 6.0 to our
‘Passpoint Secure’ networks, and look forward to supporting additional
Android devices in the future.”
“As part of our vision for Next Generation Wi-Fi, the WBA has encouraged
support for Passpoint within the wireless industry. The launch of
Passpoint support in Google’s Android 6.0 operating system is a
significant milestone, illustrating a commitment by a leading mobile OS
player to enhance the user experience with Next Gen Wi-Fi, ” said
Shrikant Shenwai, Chief Executive Officer of the Wireless Broadband
Alliance. “Through this launch, more users will experience the benefits
of Passpoint, a truly next generation connectivity experience.”
Ahead of the holiday travel season, Boingo subscribers using select
Android 6.0 devices can access the company’s “Passpoint Secure” networks
at more than 25 of the highest traffic airports in the U.S., including
Chicago’s O’Hare International (ORD), Los Angeles International (LAX),
Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS), and New York’s John F. Kennedy
(JFK), LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark Liberty International (EWR) airports.
Users can also access Boingo’s full roaming network of more than 100,000
Passpoint-enabled hotspots, including Time Warner Cable’s
TWCWiFi-Passpoint networks in major cities including New York, Los
Angeles, Austin and Dallas, among many others.
To experience seamless, secure Passpoint connectivity, subscribers on
applicable Android devices can download their Passpoint profile quickly
and easily at https://passpoint.boingo.com/.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Our
vast footprint of small cell networks cover more than a million DAS and
Wi-Fi locations and reaches more than 1 billion consumers annually – in
places as varied as airports, stadiums, universities, and military
bases. For more information about the Boingo story, visit www.boingo.com.
Boingo, Boingo Wireless, the Boingo Wireless Logo and Don’t Just Go.
Boingo are registered trademarks of Boingo Wireless, Inc. All other
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or otherwise, except as may be required by law.
Boingo Wireless, Inc.
Katie O’Neill, 310-689-1163