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Time Warner Cable and Boingo Launch Passpoint Roaming Coast to Coast
NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES – Dec. 17, 2014 – Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Boingo Wireless today announced that Passpoint roaming access is now available to their subscribers, marking the launch of the first reciprocal Passpoint roaming agreement in the world. Qualified TWC Internet customers and Boingo subscribers can seamlessly connect to secure WiFi networks at thousands of locations, including 25 of the highest traffic airports in the U.S.
Boingo subscribers can access thousands of Time Warner Cable’s Passpoint-enabled hotspots in cities including New York, Austin and Kansas City, with Passpoint roaming access launching in additional cities including Los Angeles and Charlotte in early 2015. Boingo customers already have access to TWC’s more than 60,000 hotspots in major cities across the U.S., per the roaming partnership launched earlier this year.
Timed to the holiday travel season, TWC residential Internet customers with Standard Service and above and all TWC Business Services Internet customers can now seamlessly roam on to Boingo’s “Passpoint Secure” WiFi networks at 25 of the highest traffic airports in the U.S., including Chicago’s O’Hare International (ORD), Los Angeles International (LAX), Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS), and New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark Liberty International (EWR) airports.
The Passpoint roaming functionality allows customers with Passpoint-certified devices and account credentials to experience seamless, secure connections between the two networks with no action needed on their part, simplifying the roaming connectivity experience during holiday travel and day-to-day mobile device use. TWC and Boingo’s Passpoint-enabled hotspots feature powerful WPA2 enterprise-grade encryption technology, providing enhanced security on the go. For the customer, this roaming experience is similar to how cellular networks roam today.
"Passpoint technology provides significant value to our customers. Our Passpoint roaming integration with Boingo will keep our users connected to this advanced technology during their travels, helping us provide maximum wireless security to our TWC Internet consumers when they’re surfing the Internet out of home," said Rob Cerbone, VP of Wireless Product Management for Time Warner Cable.
"The launch of reciprocal Passpoint roaming in the U.S. marks a significant milestone for the wireless industry, but more importantly it makes the best possible WiFi connectivity experience available to even more customers in key locations throughout the U.S.," said Dr. Derek Peterson, Boingo Wireless Chief Technology Officer. "Our partnership with TWC gives our customers truly widespread access to simple, seamless and secure WiFi in key markets nationwide."
To access Boingo’s Passpoint-enabled and TWCWiFi-Passpoint networks, TWC customers should download the TWC WiFi Finder app from the Apple App Store, which will then allow them to provision a Passpoint profile on their iOS device. Their applicable device will then be able to connect seamlessly to TWCWiFi-Passpoint and Boingo "Passpoint Secure" networks.
Boingo customers who wish to access the Boingo "Passpoint Secure" and "TWCWiFi-Passpoint" networks can download a Passpoint profile at https://passpoint.boingo.com for their iOS or Macintosh device. They can then seamlessly and securely connect at Boingo and TWC Passpoint network locations.
Both companies are members of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, and have been active participants in Passpoint standards development and Next Generation Hotspot trials.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at twc.com, twcbc.com and twcmedia.com.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless (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.
Boingo, Boingo Wireless, the Boingo Wireless Logo and Don’t Just Go. Boingo. are registered trademarks of Boingo Wireless, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
Mosaik Solutions Welcomes Veteran Tower Market Analyst As Special Consultant for TowerSource
MEMPHIS, TENN – November 12, 2014 – Mosaik Solutions, the global source for geospatial network intelligence, today announces that Jim Fryer joins the team as special consultant on Mosaik’s recently acquired TowerSource. The company will leverage Fryer’s in-depth knowledge of the telecom infrastructure markets to help improve the overall user experience, enhance tower datasets and increase the value of TowerSource to the industry.
Mosaik Solutions announced its acquisition of TowerSource on September 8, 2014, further extending its network intelligence capabilities into the wireless infrastructure market.
Fryer has more than 25 years of experience in the tower industry. In 1990, he founded TowerSource, originally a set of printed catalogs known as Fryer’s Site Guides. Over the next 20 years, TowerSource became North America’s largest and most comprehensive vertical asset database.
Fryer will work with the Mosaik team to develop and introduce the new TowerSource, debuting in Q2 2015. The new TowerSource will provide an improved user experience, more accurate vertical asset data, and the added value of Mosaik’s proprietary telecom network intelligence, including wireless coverage, licensing, demographics and traffic data associated with flexible search rings and an array of reporting options.
“Jim Fryer will help us define the future of TowerSource, adding further depth to our already considerable wireless industry expertise,” says Bryan Darr, founder and CEO, Mosaik Solutions. “His industry knowledge and relationships with tower principals will ensure the new TowerSource provides a compelling, accurate and rich user experience for our customers.”
“Mosaik Solutions has a powerful reputation for delivering geospatial network intelligence solutions to the wireless industry," said Jim Fryer, newly appointed special consultant, TowerSource. "Mosaik is a great partner for the infrastructure industry at large, and I am confident that the improved TowerSource will resonate well with the marketplace.”
Mosaik Solutions offers the largest and most comprehensive wireless network coverage database in the world, enabling clients to efficiently communicate global network availability to their customers. The company develops network intelligence solutions that help executives, marketers, engineers and GIS analysts tackle marketing programs, competitive network planning and strategic growth initiatives.
TowerSource.com will continue to provide the e-commerce services users enjoy today. To ensure input is received from many parties, a survey is available for current users to provide suggestions and improvements they would like to see from TowerSource. To participate in the survey, visit www.towersource.com and click the banner at the top.
About Mosaik Solutions, Inc.
Mosaik Solutions builds world-class desktop and mobile applications backed by comprehensive telecom network intelligence. It maintains the most in-depth network coverage and infrastructure database in the world, enabling clients to understand complex spectrum and network coverage dynamics, improve customer experiences and reduce churn with network validation solutions.
As an agile team of researchers, creatives, analysts and mapping experts, Mosaik develops intelligence solutions that help executives, marketers, engineers and tower professionals improve marketing and retention programs, competitive network planning and site acquisition efforts.
For more information visit www.mosaik.com.
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Phoenix Tower International Acquires American Tower Corporation's Panamanian Business
BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2014) - Phoenix Tower International ("PTI") announces the acquisition of American Tower Corporation's Panamanian business, which consists of approximately 60 telecommunications sites. The sites represent a mix of towers in urban and suburban locations across the country occupied by all of the major Panamanian wireless carriers. "With this latest acquisition, Phoenix Tower International further establishes itself as a premier site provider to our wireless customers across Latin America. Panama represents a vibrant wireless market with four major multinational operators and is one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America. We are very excited about this transaction and have enjoyed transacting with American Tower Corporation," stated Dagan Kasavana, Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Tower International. Financial terms of the transaction remain confidential between the parties. American Tower Corporation was advised by Intrepid Partners Limited and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. PTI was advised by Greenberg Traurig LLP.
About Phoenix Tower International: Phoenix Tower International ("PTI") owns and operates towers and other wireless infrastructure and related sites throughout Latin America. PTI's customers include América Móvil, Telefonica, Cable & Wireless Communications and Digicel Group. PTI was founded in October 2013 with a mission to partner and transact with wireless infrastructure developers, wireless operators and real estate owners and to be a premier site provider to wireless operators across various high-growth markets internationally. PTI is currently operating in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Brazil. PTI's investors include Blackstone, through investors in its Tactical Opportunities Fund, as well as various members of the management team. PTI is based in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information about Phoenix Tower International, please visit www.phoenixintnl.com
Media Contact: Natalya Kashirina
Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions
Phoenix Tower International
Office: (561) 257-0557
Port Authority Selects Boingo Wireless for Cellular and Wi-Fi Services at World Trade Center
NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES – August 11, 2014 – Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced a supplemental agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority) allowing New York Telecom Partners, LLC (NYTP), a Boingo Wireless subsidiary, to design, install and operate neutral host cellular Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Wi-Fi networks in select areas of the World Trade Center in Manhattan.
Per the terms of the multi-year agreement, Boingo will design and manage state-of-the-art, multi-carrier cellular DAS networks within the new World Trade Center (WTC) Port Authority Transportation Hub, the Vehicle Security Center, retail spaces and other core facilities throughout the buildings.
The cellular DAS system will provide comprehensive coverage to more than 1.6 million square feet of the World Trade Center. Boingo will also install high density Wi-Fi networks, providing complimentary Wi-Fi access to visitors throughout the public areas of the Transportation Hub, retail spaces and other core locations. Wireless services are scheduled to launch timed to the opening of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in 2015.
“The new World Trade Center will be a vital business, commuter and tourist center in Lower Manhattan, visited by hundreds of thousands of tech-savvy people each day who are looking to stay connected,” said Nick Hulse, president of Boingo Wireless. “We’re proud to continue our relationship with the Port Authority, and to enable World Trade Center visitors’ digital lifestyles through our advanced, high-capacity cellular and Wi-Fi networks.”
The Transportation Hub is projected to be the third largest in New York City, serving more than an estimated 100 million passengers and visitors annually. The Transportation Hub will provide pedestrian access to the WTC, the World Financial Center, PATH and the New York Subway system, and will feature major retail spaces. The Vehicle Security Center will be a key transportation center, welcoming all building tenants, administration and visitor vehicles. Boingo currently provides DAS and Wi-Fi services at Port Authority’s John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA), and Newark (EWR) airports, as well as DAS services in the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels.
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