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Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI), the Wi-Fi industry’s leading provider of software and services worldwide, today announced that it has been chosen as exclusive Wi-Fi provider for the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt (BER). Boingo Wi-Fi services will be available timed to the airport’s opening on March 17, 2013.
Berlin Brandenburg passengers will be able to access basic complimentary Wi-Fi services or upgrade to premium service for higher bandwidth activities. This tiered service approach allows airports to serve the needs of both casual and power users while enabling ongoing investment in upgrades and expansion to support ever-increasing demand.
“Berlin Brandenburg Airport will offer its guests the most advanced amenities available,” said Ralf Kunkel of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. “Boingo Wireless will provide state-of-the-art Wi-Fi services that can expand to meet additional demand as the airport grows, and connectivity that our travelers can count on.”
“As the leading provider of airport Wi-Fi in Europe and around the globe, we have unparalleled experience in ensuring high-quality connections for all passengers,” said Bjorn Thorngren, director of EMEA for Boingo Wireless. “Our Wi-Fi services can help international tourists and business travelers avoid excessive data roaming charges, while resident travelers can stay productive or be entertained while en route to their destination.”
Basic complimentary Wi-Fi services will allow passengers to engage in activities including email, posting to social networking sites and streaming audio, for up to 30 minutes per day after authenticating their identity with a valid credit or debit card. Travelers can also access premium Boingo Wi-Fi, enabling the use of data intensive applications, video streaming and large file uploading, via any of the company’s Wi-Fi plans.
Wi-Fi access plans available to Berlin Brandenburg travelers will include Boingo Europe Plus, providing unlimited access at more than 200,000 hotspots throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa region for €27.95 per month, and Boingo Global, providing flat rate access anywhere in the world for €49 per month. Hourly and day passes will also be available for purchase.