Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that
serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced
that Dubai Airports has selected the company as exclusive Wi-Fi provider
for Dubai International (DXB), one of the world's fastest growing and
highest traffic international hubs, and Al Maktoum International at
Dubai World Central (DWC).
Boingo will manage and operate ad-supported Wi-Fi services throughout
both airports, which serve a collective total of more than 66 million
leisure and business travelers annually. Through Boingo's tiered Wi-Fi
service model, all Dubai passengers will receive complimentary Wi-Fi
access, allowing them quick and easy access to their email, social
networks and favorite entertainment content for a defined timeframe.
Boingo Media, Boingo's advertising and sponsorship services group, will
manage Wi-Fi advertising sales and support for the airports.
Boingo will also offer premium Wi-Fi service options for travelers
engaging in data intensive activities such as streaming video or
uploading large files. The premium service fees will help the airport
optimize the user experience as passenger traffic and data usage
continue to grow.
"Dubai Airports recognizes the importance of providing secure and speedy
Wi-Fi services across the airport. Our partnership with Boingo and Du
will allow Dubai Airports to provide complimentary services for defined
periods, while also facilitating premium solutions for business and
personal users," said Eugene Barry, Senior Vice President, Commercial at
Dubai Airports. "We are currently in the process of completing a
large-scale network upgrade in parallel with the launch of this new
service, with the primary aim of providing the fastest and most secure
connectivity for all of our customers."
"Our partnership with Dubai Airports marks a major milestone for Boingo.
The airports will be the centerpiece of Boingo's international airport
portfolio, and are key gateways for international travelers," said Bjorn
Thorngren, vice president of international markets for Boingo Wireless.
"We look forward to helping the more than 66 million travelers at Dubai
airports get connected via our globally recognized, easy-to-use Wi-Fi,
to supporting them via our 24-hour multilingual customer service, and to
growing our service along with the Dubai airports."
Boingo and the Dubai Airports are partnering with Du, the fastest
growing telecommunications company in the Middle East, on the Wi-Fi
deployments. Du will provide high-speed bandwidth for both airport
In conjunction with the contract award, Boingo will open n office in
Dubai to service the airports and be better attuned to local customers'
The Dubai airports will be accessible to Boingo's wholesale and platform
service partners, including AT&T, Skype, Verizon, Korea Telecom, LGU+,
NTT DOCOMO, Orange France, Telefonica and TeliaSonera, which wholesale
Wi-Fi access from Boingo and provide self-branded Wi-Fi to their
customers as part of their existing services.
Dubai is a key cultural and business hub in the Middle East and the
Arabian Gulf, and an emerging global business and leisure center. Dubai
International is the second busiest airport in the world for
international passenger traffic, serving more than 66 million passengers
in 2013, and is home to one of the world's largest buildings, Emirates
Airlines' Terminal 3. Dubai International is connected to 280
destinations in 6 continents via some 125 airlines. Al Maktoum
International at Dubai World Central recently opened for passenger
traffic with capacity for up to 7 million travelers, with expansion
plans in progress that will make the airport the largest in the world
with capacity to serve more than 160 million passengers annually.
Boingo is the world's leading airport Wi-Fi provider, managing services
at more than 75 airports, including three of the world's busiest:
Beijing Capital International, Tokyo International and O'Hare
International. The company also manages Wi-Fi services at five of the
top ten highest traffic airports in the United States, including Los
Angeles International, New York's John F. Kennedy, and Miami
International. Boingo is also the leading provider of neutral host
Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) in U.S. airports.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Our
vast footprint of small cell networks covers more than a million DAS and
Wi-Fi locations and reaches more than 1 billion consumers annually - in
places as varied as airports, stadiums, shopping malls, restaurants,
universities, and military bases. The Boingo platform is the only
monetization engine of its kind, driving revenue through carrier
offload, advertising, location-based data analytics, and consumer
products like IPTV, high-speed broadband, and Wi-Fi. For more
information about the Boingo story, visit www.boingo.com.
About Dubai Airports
Dubai Airports owns and manages the operation and development of both of
Dubai's airports - Dubai International as well as Al Maktoum
International at Dubai World Central. Dubai Airports delivers a
world-class experience for customers by providing safe, secure
and environmentally responsible airports. We work in partnership with
airlines, passengers and employees to drive the growth of Dubai as the
world's emerging centre for leisure and business.
Boingo, Boingo Wireless, the Boingo Wireless Logo and Don't Just Go.
Boingo are registered trademarks of Boingo Wireless, Inc. All other
trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" that involve
risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Forward-looking statements can be
identified by words such as "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "seeks"
"believes," "estimates," "expects" and similar references to future
periods. These forward-looking statements include the quotations from
management in this press release, as well as any statements regarding
Boingo's strategic plans and future guidance. Forward-looking statements
are based on the company's current expectations and assumptions
regarding its business, the economy and other future conditions. Since
forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to
inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are
difficult to predict. The company's actual results may differ materially
from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
in the forward-looking statements include regional, national or global
political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory
conditions, as well as other risk and uncertainties described more fully
in documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange
Commission ("SEC"), including Boingo's Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2012 filed with the SEC on March 18, 2013, and Form 10-Q
for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 filed with the SEC on November
12, 2013. Any forward-looking statement made by Boingo in this press
release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or
events that could cause the company's actual results to differ may
emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Boingo to predict
all of them. Boingo undertakes no obligation to publicly update any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information,
future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.
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