October 28, 2008
Boingo Expands Its Network in India
Boingo Wireless, the global market leader in Wi-Fi, announces the addition of Tata Communications hotspots to the Boingo Roaming Network, giving Boingo members access to over 500 new hotspots under the Tata Indicom brand. With the addition of the Tata Communications network, Boingo members will be able to enjoy high speed Wi-Fi connections in restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and airports while traveling through India.
With the new locations from Tata Communications, Boingo's aggregated network in India now includes such popular destinations as Barista Coffee, Pizza Corner and Coffee World, Nokia Priority Centers and Nirula's, as well as numerous hotels in India. Boingo users can also get access at airports around India, including Chennai International Airport, Cochin International Airport, Goa International Airport, Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Pune International Airport, and Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport.
"With the continued growth and importance of India for business and pleasure, the addition of Tata Indicom Wi-Fi hotspots to the Boingo Roaming Network allows us to bring new hotspots to our members in the countries they travel," said Allen Pan, director of Asia Pacific for Boingo Wireless. "No matter where you are in India and the world, Boingo is the best choice to stay connected to a high-speed network."
"As the leading global provider of telecommunications, Tata Communications is committed to bringing the best network and services to its customers, and to expand its brand worldwide," said Prateek Pashine, Chief Operating Officer for the Retail Business. "By working with Boingo, we are able to expand our brand with new customers and users from the Boingo network."
Boingo gives business travelers the best choice of Wi-Fi hotspots by combining more than 100,000 locations from more than 150 leading Wi-Fi operators into one worldwide network spanning 90 countries. Boingo subscribers can connect to any of these locations with a single Boingo account using GoBoingo, Boingo's free Wi-Fi client software, which combines more than 660 network names into one "Boingo Wireless" network and stores the user name and password to simplify identifying and connecting to commercial Wi-Fi networks.
Tata Communications and Boingo Wireless are both members of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the forum of the world's leading wireless broadband operators.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. is the global market leader in Wi-Fi. Boingo makes it easy for consumers to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 100,000 hotspots worldwide -- including airports, hotels, cafes and metropolitan hot zones -- with a single account. Through its Concourse Communications Group, LLC subsidiary, Boingo operates wired and wireless networks at 20 of the top 100 North American airports. More information about Boingo and Concourse is available at http://www.boingo.com and http://www.concoursecommunications.com.
About Tata Communications Internet Services
Tata Communications is one of India's leading Internet service providers, offering a complete range of retail Internet products and solutions for the home and small business user. Tata Communications, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Tata Communications Internet Services Ltd., serves over 450,000 customers with a variety of services like Broadband, Wi-Fi, Dial Up and a bouquet of value-added services like entertainment-on-demand, interactive education, net telephony, PC security, website hosting and business mail.
Tata Communications provides broadband services in over 40 cities and dial up services in over 300 towns. Tata Communications has the largest hotspot footprint amongst Indian service providers with more than 500 hotspots in India and over 50,000 partner hotspots across the globe. http://www.tatacommunications.com/retailinternet