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Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIFI), the Wi-Fi industry’s leading provider of software and services worldwide, today announced an agreement with Deutsche Telekom (DT) to give Boingo customers access to in-flight Wi-Fi services on international flights – including intercontinental routes – through DT’s on-board communication service.
The Wi-Fi service will be initially available to Boingo customers traveling on select Lufthansa flights between the airline’s hubs in Germany and destinations in the U.S. and Canada. Additional airlines will be made available in the future as DT expands service offerings.
“International travelers should have the opportunity to be as productive in the air as on the ground, especially during long-haul flights,” said Bjorn Thorngren, director of EMEA for Boingo Wireless. “DT’s service provides one more valuable way Boingo customers can use their account to stay connected on the go.”
Boingo customers will have access to on-board broadband Internet via their laptops or mobile devices using DT’s Wi-Fi service. They can log in via the roaming links on the web-based interface now, and the easy-to-use Boingo Wi-Finder app will be enabled for access in the near future. In-flight access is a premium service and is not included in monthly Boingo plans. Boingo customers will incur separate charges for Wi-Fi access that will be billed direct to their existing account.
About Deutsche Telekom AG
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 129 million mobile customers, 34 million fixed-network lines and approximately 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2011). The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has over 235,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year – more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2011).