Today, the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) announced a strategic partnership with Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI) to offer Wi-Fi offload solutions to CCA carrier members. In 2012, cellular data usage has averaged between 500-800 MBs per month, with total data usage averaging up to 4 GB per month when Wi-Fi usage is included. Mobile data traffic is expected to continue growing at an exponential rate. To help carriers meet this growing demand and strain on their networks, Boingo is offering white-labeled Wi-Fi solutions to CCA carriers so their customers can connect to Boingo’s global footprint with one single account.
“I am very pleased that CCA has partnered with Boingo to provide Wi-Fi offload solutions to CCA carrier members,” said CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry. “With the ever increasing demand on wireless networks, it is absolutely critical for competitive carriers to have an offload solution. 22% of mobile traffic is forecasted to be offloaded to Wi-Fi by 2016, and I encourage our members to inquire about the CCA/Boingo program, which could greatly benefit your businesses and your customers.”
“Wi-Fi offload presents a cost-effective option to help competitive carriers manage capacity constraints and better control data roaming costs,” said Luis Serrano, senior vice president of business and corporate development for Boingo Wireless. “Providing a blanket agreement for all CCA carrier members extends the same advantage to all of them, with the ability to keep costs low based on combined commitments.”
About CCACCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA’s more than 100 members covers 95 percent of the nation. Visit www.competitivecarriers.org. About Boingo Wireless Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI), the world’s leading Wi-Fi software and services provider, makes it easy, convenient and cost-effective for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 500,000 hotspots worldwide. With a single account, Boingo users can access the mobile internet via Boingo Network locations that include the top airports around the world, major hotel chains, cafés and coffee shops, restaurants, convention centers and metropolitan hot zones. Boingo through its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary operates wireless networks at large-scale venues worldwide such as airports, major sporting arenas, malls, and convention centers, as well as quick serve restaurants. For more information about Boingo, please visit http://www.boingo.com.