Thursday, December 13, 2012
Boingo to provide global roaming and data offload solutions for NTT DOCOMO
USA: Boingo Wireless Inc. announced the expansion of its relationship with NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s premier mobile communications company and the second largest mobile operator in Asia. Boingo is now providing Wi-Fi roaming and data offload services for NTT DOCOMO.
The agreement will give NTT DOCOMO access to Boingo’s global network of more than 600,000 hotspots, including hundreds of airports, thousands of hotels and restaurants, and myriad metropolitan hotzones worldwide. NTT DOCOMO will extend the Boingo worldwide network of managed and aggregated hotspots to its customers, providing a seamless global user experience.
“Our partnership with NTT DOCOMO is a testament to the strength of our global Wi-Fi network and its ability to provide an offload solution for one of the largest mobile carriers in the Asia Pacific region,” said Allen Pan, director of Asia Pacific for Boingo Wireless. “As the cost of global data roaming has become an increasing pain point for carriers, our turnkey global Wi-Fi platform will give them a remedy to ease that pain for customers, as well.”
Through a separate agreement with NTT DOCOMO, Boingo customers and partners can now access NTT DOCOMO’S more than 55,000 hotspots throughout Japan, in locations such as airport lounges, hotels, shopping centers, restaurants and cafes, and transit stations. The NTT DOCOMO hotspot network will also be available to Boingo’s other platform service partners.
The addition of the NTT DOCOMO locations increases Boingo’s Wi-Fi footprint in Japan to more than 60,000 hotspots.