GRU Airport

Boingo Wireless has been selected as the exclusive Wi-Fi and distributed antenna system (DAS) provider at São Paulo’s GRU International Airport in Brazil.

Boingo will design, install and manage advanced Wi-Fi and DAS networks at the airport, which is largest in South America, serving more than 35 million passengers annually.

The US-based Wi-Fi provider will offer comprehensive coverage and increased data capacity throughout the facilities, including the airport’s newest terminal.

Boingo noted that, as a result of its neutral approach to Wi-Fi and DAS, all carriers and their customers will have network access without bias.

GRU Airport CIO Luis Ritzmann said: "Boingo’s industry-leading Wi-Fi and distributed antenna services and new, state-of-the-art networks will help us meet the data demands of our travellers, and will ensure an excellent experience even during peak usage times."

"The Boingo neutral host DAS and Wi-Fi sponsorship models will enable us to provide world-class connectivity while continually investing in the network."

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"The airport is an increasingly important international business hub."

Boingo will provide complimentary Wi-Fi access to all travelers, while offering premium connectivity options to travelers who want to engage in high-bandwidth activities.

It will also handle Wi-Fi sponsorship and advertising services for the airport, and will be managing private services delivered through the Wi-Fi network timed to the launch of the new, enhanced networks.

Boingo Wireless Latin America account management vice-president Zack Sterngold said: "GRU Airport is an ideal location for our first DAS deployment in South America."

"The airport is an increasingly important international business hub and will experience exponential passenger growth in the next three years with the upcoming landmark global sports events. The Wi-Fi network is optimised for future carrier offload, to ensure a seamless connectivity experience and ample capacity for all users."

Boingo provides Wi-Fi in more than 75 airports around the globe, including Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International, London Gatwick and Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino.

Image: As part of the deal, Boingo will design, install and manage advanced Wi-Fi and Distributed Antenna System networks at GRU Airport. Photo: courtesy of Tango21961.