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Boingo launches cellular DAS, Wi-Fi networks at New Orleans airport

Boingo will provide multi-carrier wireless services at the 972,000 square-foot complex

Boingo Wireless has launched neutral host cellular Distributed Antenna System and Wi-Fi networks at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). The company will provide multi-carrier wireless services at the 972,000 square-foot complex that will, according to a press release, accommodate the increasing mobile data demands of the 5G era.

Specifically, the neutral-host DAS boosts cellular signals and can support multiple Tier One carriers. In addition, the high-density Wi-Fi offers passengers a free connectivity experience, with speeds up to 100 Mbps.

“Boingo is proud to be the connectivity partner of this historic New Orleans infrastructure project,” said Boingo CEO Mike Finley. “No world-class airport is complete without next generation wireless solutions — and this is where Boingo comes in. Our converged DAS and Wi-Fi deployment complements the new MSY’s modern travel experience, elevating the passenger journey with world-class wireless amenities.”

Kevin C. Dolliole, director of aviation for the city of New Orleans said that “greater ease and efficiency for passengers” were critical priorities for the MSY project. “Boingo helps us achieve these goals by delivering connectivity that makes travel more convenient and seamless,” he added.

The MSY airport has three concourses, 35 gates, new parking garages and over 40 restaurants and shops, making the task of providing reliable and full coverage quite the undertaking.

Boingo, in addition to its DAS and small cell services, has a major Wi-Fi presence in airports around the world. This past year, using Cisco equipment and Samsung devices, the internet company conducted a Wi-Fi 6 commercial trial with John Wayne Airport, reporting  in April triple-digit speeds using a 20 megahertz channel.  

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Catherine Sbeglia Nin
Catherine Sbeglia Nin
Catherine is the Managing Editor for RCR Wireless News and Enterprise IoT Insights, where she covers topics such as Wi-Fi, network infrastructure and edge computing. She also hosts Arden Media's podcast Well, technically... After studying English and Film & Media Studies at The University of Rochester, she moved to Madison, WI. Having already lived on both coasts, she thought she’d give the middle a try. So far, she likes it very much.

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