Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ:WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, announced today that the company is the winner of the prestigious 2014 Leading Lights award for “Most Innovative Carrier Wi-Fi Deployment,” for its deployment of the first Passpoint-enabled networks in commercial venues in the United States. Light Reading’s Leading Lights awards, now in its 10 th year, is a leading global communications industry awards program focused on next generation communications technology and services. Boingo received the 2014 honor for its launch of the first public Hotspot 2.0 networks in the United States. The networks were deployed at 23 high traffic airports serving a collective total of more than 445 million passengers each year. They provide seamless access to secure, WPA2 encrypted Wi-Fi for users with Passpoint-certified mobile devices and a Passpoint profile installed. Passpoint eliminates the need for logins, landing page redirects and apps, dramatically improving the user connectivity experience. The networks also provide wireless carriers a standards-based method for cellular offloading. “The Boingo team has worked diligently on seamless Wi-Fi roaming standards for nearly four years now, and we’re proud to be among the first wireless providers in the world to make this superior connectivity experience available to our customers,” said Dr. Derek Peterson, Chief Technology Officer for Boingo. “We’re thrilled to have our work recognized by the prestigious Leading Lights awards, and we look forward to rolling out our ‘Passpoint Secure’ networks to additional locations soon.” “The standard of the entries in all 16 Leading Lights categories this year was exceptionally high, so the winners have really had to prove themselves worthy with great submissions that have been able to stand up to thorough scrutiny. A Leading Lights award is a true mark of excellence,” said Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre.
Boingo’s “Passpoint Secure” networks are available in 23 airports across the United States. The “Passpoint Secure” networks currently support users of late-model iOS 7 devices and Macintosh laptops running OS X Mavericks (10.9), with additional OS support launching soon. Consumers with Boingo account credentials can download a Passpoint profile to experience seamless, secure connectivity at https://nghtrial.boingo.com/.Boingo has been a leading contributor to the development and implementation of the WBA’s Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) standards since their inception. Boingo Wireless has roaming agreements with nearly 100 operators worldwide, including roaming and offload agreements with five of the world’s top 10 mobile operators, and three out of four U.S. Tier One carriers. Light Reading Leading Lights awards are judged and awarded by Light Reading’s independent editorial team, making them among the most credible and authoritative awards programs in next generation communications. Hundreds of entries were submitted from all over the world across 16 Leading Lights categories. 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. About Light Reading Light Reading ( www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents. 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 involves 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, 2013 filed with the SEC on March 17, 2014, and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 filed with the SEC on May 12, 2014. 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.