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Boingo Wireless Plans Celluar Data and Wi-Fi Integration
Posted on 20-Sep-2005 12:19 | Tags Filed under: News



Boingo Wireless and Birdstep Technology have announced a software licensing and marketing agreement that they claim will make it easier for operators to offer an integrated Wi-Fi and 3G wireless WAN service.

Birdstep Technology will integrate Boingo software development kit (SDK) authentication software into its Wi-Fi / WAN Access Connection Manager. The integration will make Birdstep's connectivity software "Boingo network ready," giving Birdstep's operator customers the capability to develop a Wi-Fi service that includes access to the Boingo Roaming System network.

Currently Boingo offers more than 22,000 Wi-Fi hot spots globally including 188 airports and 4,300 hotels.

Boingo will also use the Birdstep WAN Access Connection Engine SDK to integrate GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, 1xRTT and EV-DO network connection capabilities into its Boingo Software.

Boingo's Platform Services Partners include BT Infonet Services Corp., EarthLink, Fiberlink, MCI, Nextel Communications, Telecom Italia and Skype. Birdstep Technology's best-of-class connectivity technologies are in use with customers including Nextel Communications in the U.S., as well as T-Mobile Group, Vodafone Group, TeliaSonera and Telenor in Europe.

"Wi-Fi and cellular data are complementary technologies and, as the availability of cellular data services grows, are becoming increasingly attractive as supplemental services for business travelers," said Dave Hagan, president and CEO of Boingo Wireless. "An integrated offering that combines the mobility of 3G and the speed of Wi-Fi is a perfect mix for today's road warrior."

Birdstep's WAN Access Connection Engine SDK helps PCs and PDAs connect to 2.5G and 3G cellular data networks via handsets and PC cards.

Boingo Software is available for Windows, Windows Mobile and Mac OS X.









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