Revolutionary. Transformative. Game changer. These are just a few descriptors attached to 5G, the next generation of wireless that will succeed 4G. The new standard is set to vastly improve connectivity between people and things and has already started its rollout right here in Los Angeles. Front and center to 5G is Boingo Wireless, a local tech mainstay laser focused on bringing ultrafast 5G to business, enterprises and consumers around the world.
If you’ve caught a flight at LAX, enjoyed a concert at the Hollywood Bowl or hopped online at a million other places around the world, chances are you’ve been connected with Boingo. The company powers Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity at airports, stadiums, convention centers, multifamily housing properties, military bases and more. Its global footprint spans places like London Heathrow, Dubai International Airport, JFK, Soldier Field—home of the NFL Chicago Bears—and Manhattan’s Oculus World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
For nearly 20 years Boingo has been a go-to connectivity provider. Now with the dawn of 5G, the company is entering its next chapter of wireless innovation.
POWERING THE 5G FUTURE
Since 2001, Boingo has pioneered many wireless achievements. The latest of which is 5G. Today Boingo is deploying 5G networks coast to coast with fast speeds and low latency using licensed, unlicensed and shared spectrum. Its 5G approach is technology agnostic, leveraging converged Wi-Fi, cellular and IoT solutions to meet data demands across a wide range of use cases in venues.
On the cellular side, Boingo’s role is to manage 5G upgrade cycles at venues in partnership with Tier One carriers that include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. Beyond licensed networks are next generation Wi-Fi and private LTE technologies like CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service).
Boingo recently launched the latest flavor of Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 6, at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Wi-Fi 6 is a strategic pillar of Boingo’s technology roadmap, as it meets key 5G requirements to power a broad range of connected use cases in dense environments with greater capacity, speed and scalability.
Adding to this trailblazing achievement is Boingo’s deployment of the first private LTE cellular network on the CBRS 3.5 GHz band at a major U.S. airport—Dallas Love Field. CBRS is viewed as key spectrum for 5G networks. Large public venues, such as airports and stadiums, are strong candidates for CBRS deployments as the band offers favorable mid-band spectrum for seamless and secure connectivity and is considered more cost effective than traditional LTE that relies on licensed spectrum.
REINVENTING MULTIFAMILY CONNECTIVITY
Boingo has not only evolved its technology for the 5G era, but also its business. As the company has grown, Boingo has taken its award-winning wireless to new markets, including multifamily housing, where it serves more than 300,000 residents nationwide.
Progressive property owners turn to Boingo to deliver fast, instant internet services throughout multifamily housing communities. Unlike traditional cable models, Boingo offers custom-built broadband products for residents without long-term contracts, equipment fees or forced product bundles. Networks are installed property-wide and engineered with fast speeds and low latency to meet the needs of connected living, whether residents are gaming, streaming or working a home-office career. And as digital disruption transforms multifamily operations, Boingo is laying the wireless foundation for building automation and IoT strategies.
Boingo’s success doesn’t stop at innovation and new business ventures; it extends to company culture too.
For four years running, Boingo has been named one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for its leadership, corporate culture, pay and benefits, work environment, and training and development opportunities.
Located in Westwood, Boingo’s award-winning headquarters boasts iconic views. Employees are offered incredible benefits packages and perks, including competitive pay and equity in the company (RSU’s); 401(k) savings plan with employer matching; medical, dental and vision insurance; unlimited vacation; gym reimbursement; subsidized electronic devices like smartphones, tablets and fitness devices; annual memberships for Amazon Prime, Costco and AAA; on-site massages, yoga and stretching classes; stocked kitchen with fresh vegetables and fruit; company match on charity donations; and tuition reimbursement.
In the community, Boingo supports initiatives that champion inclusion and diversity for the technology workforce. This includes PledgeLA, an initiative from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Annenberg Foundation, Girls Who Code, Bixel Exchange Tech Talent Pipeline, Path Forward and Kid City/Urban Foundation L.A.
From solving complex wireless challenges to giving back, the 5G future looks bright with companies like Boingo behind it.
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