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Boingo, SBC Light Up Wireless Partnership

Tue, 02/27/2007 - 3:29pm
Susan Rush

Boingo Wireless and SBC Communications have made good on a previous promise to give Boingo customers access to 3,400 more hot spots in the SBC FreedomLink network.

Boingo and SBC first announced their Wi-Fi agreement in March. The SBC hot spots included in the deal are available to Boingo's Platform Services partners. The agreement covers hot spots at airports, Barnes and Noble, Caribou Coffee and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf outlets.

The agreement does not cover SBC's entire FreedomLink Wi-Fi network, which consists of more than 8,000 locations nationwide. The communications company hopes to expand its Wi-Fi footprint to include more than 20,000 hot spots by the close of 2006.

Boingo has been busy as of late. Earlier this month, the company announced a deal to expand its Boingo Roaming System Wi-Fi hot spot network to include Boston's Logan International Airport, which has had Wi-Fi access since June 2004.

In May, the Wi-Fi provider launched its Wi-Fi service through its previously announced partnership with Connexion by Boeing. The company also made its first connections in Ireland through an agreement with Bitbuzz that includes more than 50 locations in the country.

Boingo's roaming system consists of 18,000 hot spots around the globe. The company now offers service in 116 airports worldwide.

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