Boingo Wireless to manage Wi-Fi services at three Norwegian hub airports

6 November 2012 (Last Updated November 6th, 2012 18:30)

Boingo Wireless has signed an agreement with Oslo Lufthavn Tele & Data AS (OLTD), a joint venture between Oslo Airport (OSL) and Telenor to manage and operate Wi-Fi services at three hub airports in Norway.

Gardermoen Airport (GEN/ENGM), Oslo, Norway

Boingo Wireless has signed an agreement with Oslo Lufthavn Tele & Data AS (OLTD), a joint venture between Oslo Airport (OSL) and Telenor to manage and operate Wi-Fi services at three hub airports in Norway.

The three airports include Oslo Airport (OSL), Bergen Airport (BGO) and Stavanger Airport, (SVG) which collectively handle 30 million passengers per year.

Under the agreement Boingo will provide Wi-Fi services including authentication, roaming access and support to ensure quality connections for all users.

Boingo will offer Wi-Fi services at these Norwegian hub airports, through "Boingo Hotspots" installed throughout the airports.

Boingo Wireless EMEA director Bjorn Thorngren said the three largest airports in the country are seeing strong international passenger growth driven by the booming shipping and oil industries as well as increased tourism to the mountains and fjords of Norway.

"The launch of our services at these key Nordic airports will ensure that more of our international customers can stay connected and save on international roaming fees as they travel for work or play," Thorngren said.

The company will roll out its Wi-Fi service in December during the time of holiday travel season.

Oslo Lufthavn Tele & Data CEO and managing director Morten Eldevik said Boingo's neutral-host roaming platform will allow passengers to stay productive and entertained without paying expensive international roaming charges.

"Introducing Boingo's internationally recognizable Wi-Fi service to our Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger airports will offer our travelers flexible access options and meet their increasing need for fast, reliable connectivity," Eldevik said.

Passengers can usr the Wi-Fi services through different options. Hourly and day passes can be purchased to access the services.

The services will also be available through Boingo's roaming and platform service partners, including Orange France, TeliaSonera, Skype, LGU+, Korea Telecom, Telefonica and Verizon.

Boingo customers can also roam onto OLTD's 43 other airport networks including Bodø, Tromsø, Trondheim in the country under an existing agreement between the two companies.

The company claimed that it manages Wi-Fi services at more than 60 leading airports serving about 275m passengers each year, including 20 European airports.


Photo: Gardermoen Airport near Oslo handled about 21.1m passengers 223,565 aircraft movements.