Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Wi-Fi service provider Boingo Wireless has been selected by Orange County as the neutral host wireless network partner for the John Wayne Airport in Southern California, US.

As per the long-term agreement, Boingo will provide comprehensive connectivity services to the airport.

Boingo will design, install and manage a new neutral host DAS for the airport to boost cellular coverage and capacity throughout the airport.

John Wayne Airport director Alan Murphy said: "With our passenger traffic growing each year, it’s important that our wireless networks are enhanced to meet today’s connected travelers’ needs, and built-to-scale as travelers carry more devices that consume data more quickly."

"We look forward to leveraging our experience as DAS and Wi-Fi provider for some of the world’s busiest airports."

Under the deal, Boingo will also manage any future deployments of cellular small cell networks at the airport.

Boingo will also upgrade John Wayne Airport’s current Wi-Fi network to offer better coverage, and ad-supported free Wi-Fi service will continue to be provided to all travelers.

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According to the company, the new Wi-Fi network will be passpoint-enabled and WPA2-encrypted, facilitating seamless access to the secure Wi-Fi network using the industry’s advanced technologies.

As a result of this capability, users who have passpoint-capable devices with an installed passpoint profile will automatically be connected to the WPA2-encrypted network.

Boingo Wireless North American airports business development vice-president Scott Phillips said: "We look forward to leveraging our experience as DAS and Wi-Fi provider for some of the world’s busiest airports and providing an excellent passenger experience at John Wayne."

"Our relationships with tier one carriers, unparalleled network design team, ad sales force, and advanced real-time business intelligence will streamline the process of providing a great connected experience to travelers, and provide increased efficiencies to the airport operations team."

Boingo provides neutral host DAS in the US airports and currently manages services at over 75 airports, representing more than 40% of the top 50 airports across the globe.