November 6, 2008
Boingo Wireless Comments on AT&T Acquisition of Wayport for Wi-Fi
To media covering AT&T's announcement today that it is acquiring Wayport Inc. to expand its Wi-Fi footprint, you may use the following statement attributed to Boingo Wireless CEO Dave Hagan:
"From an industry perspective, it's great that AT&T sees Wi-Fi as a great complement to 3G networks. Carriers should bundle Wi-Fi with 3G to provide a better user experience and offload expensive data usage to cheaper, faster Wi-Fi networks. At Boingo, we have seen carriers and cable companies moving quickly to assure they have a Wi-Fi service offering; naturally, that leads to the kind of industry consolidation exemplified by AT&T buying Wayport, our own acquisition of both Concourse Communications and Sprint's Wi-Fi network."
Hagan also is available for interviews to comment further as a very knowledgeable subject-matter expert since Boingo is the roaming partner of both Wayport and AT&T for WiFi and Hagan understands both companies' Wi-Fi businesses very well.
To arrange for an interview with Dave Hagan, please call Jeremy Pepper at 310-309-5984 or [email protected]
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 laptops or mobile devices 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 24 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.