March 30, 2010
NTT Com Expands WLAN Roaming in U.S. and U.K. Airports
TOKYO, JAPAN - NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced today a reciprocal agreement with world-leading Wi-Fi service provider Boingo Wireless, Inc. (Boingo) to enable NTT Com HOTSPOT™ customers to use some 70 Boingo wireless local area network (WLAN) access points for data roaming in airports and other locations of the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, while Boingo retail customers visiting Japan gain access to NTT Com HOTSPOT™ WLAN access points, both beginning April 1.
The new locations include major airports such as JFK, LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark (EWR) in the New York area, Dulles (IAD), Reagan National (DCA) and Baltimore-Washington (BWI) in the Washington, D.C. area, O’Hare (ORD), Denver (DEN) and Houston Intercontinental (IAH) in the Greater Midwest, and 11 terminals and ferries owned and operated by WSDOT in and around Seattle in Washington State. In addition to 11 airports in Canada, locations in the United Kingdom include London Heathrow (LHR), London Stansted (STN), London Gatwick (LGW), Edinburgh (EDI), Glasgow (GLA) and Aberdeen (ABZ) airports.
Subscribers of NTT Com’s HOTSPOT services, including Course 1-3, HOTSPOT Business 3G, OPEN Plan or OPEN Plan Light, can use Boingo access points by simply entering their regular HOTSPOT Login ID and password. The access charge is 25 yen (tax free) per minute, but no application or startup fee is required. As a special promotion, Global Roaming via Boingo access points in the month of April will be free of charge (excludes access in those venue by Global Roaming (iPass, BT Openzone, T-Mobile, Swisscom or Monzoon)).
In Japan, Boingo retail customers can roam NTT Com’s broad nationwide WLAN network covering hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, airports, train stations and even selected railcars on major business routes.
NTT Com has global roaming arrangements with numerous operators, including British Telecom (UK), Deutsche Telekom / T-Mobile Group (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, UK and USA), iPass (USA), KT (South Korea), StarHub (Singapore), Swisscom (Switzerland), Tata Communications (India), Telecom Italia (Italy) and TMN (Portugal), all of which, including Boingo, are members of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), a leading organization of the WLAN service industry comprising world-class telecom operators, equipment makers and service providers in Asia-Pacific, the Americas and Europe. NTT Com is a co-founder of the WBA and the only Japanese member. For further information, please visit www.wballiance.net.
About Boingo Wireless, Inc.
Boingo Wireless, Inc., the global market leader in Wi-Fi, makes it simple and easy for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 125,000 access points worldwide. With a single account, Boingo users can logon to the Boingo Network locations that include the top airports around the world, major hotel chains, cafés and coffee shops, restaurants, and metropolitan hot zones. Boingo Wireless and its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary operate wired and wireless networks at 58 airports worldwide, including 29 of the top 100 North American airports, as well as the WSDOT Ferries Division Wi-Fi network. For more information about Boingo, please visit http://www.boingo.com.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications’ extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar™ Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com/index-e.html.