Boingo Wireless, Inc.
Feb 23, 2017

Boingo Calls for Convergence at Mobile World Congress 2017

Pioneer in Wireless Connectivity Outlines Vision for Networks of the Future; Will Present at the MulteFire Alliance's Mobile World Congress Event; and Teams Up with Mastercard to Offer Wi-Fi as a Valuable Cardholder Perk 

Boingo Wireless, Inc.
Boingo releases "Call for Convergence" manifesto ahead of Mobile World Congress 2017

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ:WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, has released a convergence manifesto in advance of Mobile World Congress 2017. Authored by Boingo Chief Technology Officer Dr. Derek Peterson, the manifesto calls for industry collaboration and the coexistence of licensed and unlicensed spectrum to create a more seamlessly connected society. The "Call for Convergence: A Manifesto" can be viewed below and on the Boingo Hotspot Blog.

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"This manifesto is our vision for making the connected world of tomorrow possible and puts forward a call to action that asks for industry collaboration to design networks for the future," said Dr. Peterson. "Unlicensed pushes the boundaries of the wireless experience and when working in unison with licensed, can support a richer and more flexible set of networks that open up a larger pool of airwave capacity. Boingo stands for smart networked connectivity and we look forward to the aggregation of bands on all sides of the spectrum."     

At Mobile World Congress 2017, Boingo will be discussing the power of convergence and presenting at the MulteFire Alliance's Business Opportunities Event on Tuesday, February 28 at 2 p.m. CET. Dr. Peterson will participate in the event's cable operators and service providers panel alongside representatives from Qualcomm and more. Boingo was the first operator to join the MulteFire Alliance, which is building a global ecosystem in support of the application of LTE and next generation cellular technology in configurations that use unlicensed or shared radio spectrum.

Boingo has also announced a new partnership for its "Comes with Boingo" product, which bundles unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi with loyalty and rewards programs. Mastercard announced the adoption of the "Comes with Boingo" offering to provide Mastercard cardholders unlimited access to more than one million premium Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots around the world. The service is now available to select cardholders at no additional cost, and will roll out to additional issuers and cardholders soon. These cardholders have the potential to save hundreds of dollars each year on roaming charges and subscriptions when accessing Boingo Wi-Fi hotspot locations in airports, hotels, restaurants and cafes, inflight and more.

"Wi-Fi is the most desired amenity for people on the go, making our ‘Comes with Boingo' offering an attractive loyalty program benefit that makes customers feel valued," said Dawn Callahan, chief marketing officer at Boingo. "Through this partnership, Mastercard is unlocking premium connectivity for cardholders worldwide, catering to their voracious appetite for streaming and sharing."

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