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Well, technically… 5G NR on DAS will be a game changer: Rachel Rea, Boingo (Ep. 7)

On this week's episode of Well, technically... Boingo's Rachel Rea, senior director of carrier sales, discusses distributed antenna system (DAS) in more detail, specifically focusing on the role these systems will play in the 5G era.

With Wi-Fi 6E, ‘Everything will work much better, much faster’

Wi-Fi 6E refers to extending Wi-Fi 6 into the 6 GHz band Wi-Fi 6 trials, performed by companies like Cisco, Boingo and the Wireless Broadband Alliance, demonstrated that, even when used in challenging environments that demand a ton of connected devices—crowded sporting events, highly-trafficked airports...

Boingo Wireless reorganizing, cutting 80 positions

Boingo to focus on DAS, carrier offload, military and multifamily housing According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and based on comment by the company, Boingo Wireless is dividing its business between “core” and “legacy” units. Along with this shift, the...

Verizon turns up 5G in Phoenix, partners with Boingo on in-building

"Hyper-dense network" is focus of in-building 5G partnership between Verizon and Boingo In its push to launch millimeter wave-based 5G service in 30 cities by the end of the year, Verizon today lit up it's new network In Phoenix. The carrier's "5G Ultra Wideband" network...

Three Wi-Fi 6 network trials: Cisco, Boingo and WBA

The WBA highlights the importance of savvy Wi-Fi 6 deployment Based on the IEEE 802.11ax standard, Wi-Fi 6, the next generation of Wi-Fi technology, was built in response to the ever-growing number of connected devices worldwide. Wi-Fi 6 was designed to improve speed, capacity, coverage and performance of connected devices, even...

Inside the Boingo Wireless NOC

Boingo NOC is "nerve center" of company's global operations Inside the Boingo Wireless offices in Los Angeles, California, a team of experts man the company's network operations center 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, monitoring nearly 300,000 network elements,...

#TBT: Galaxy S5 debuts; smartphone market starts to slow; what’s hot at MWC ’14 … this week in 2014

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Smartphone market starts...

Tired of the 5G hype? Focus on 6G

6G and the quantum internet If you're in the telecoms world, you likely hear something about 5G at least 100,000 times every day. But, as with anything technology-related, you've got to keep on looking at what's next. And if 5G is on the bubble, it...

Boingo gets “significant win” with Metropolitan Transportation Authority deal

Boingo to deploy DAS at Grand Central, Jamaica Station and other transit locations In a deal announced Nov. 28, Boingo Wireless said it has worked with New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority to secure the wireless rights to outfit two transit facilities with distributed antenna systems...

Boingo sees MDUs as big growth opportunity

Elauwit acquisition gives Boingo inroads into apartment connectivity segment LOS ANGELES—Looking out over the UCLA campus and the 405, Boingo Wireless CEO David Hagan discussed growth opportunities for the connectivity provider, which has grown from being known as an airport Wi-Fi provider to a public...

On record Q2, Boingo expands Wi-Fi footprint with acquisition

Boingo buying student, multi-family Wi-Fi provider Elauwit Networks On Aug. 1 Boingo Wireless, in addition to announcing a 21.6% year-over-year growth in Q2 2018 revenue to $59.6 million, made public its planned $28 million acquisition of Charleston, S.C.-based Elauwit Networks, a Wi-Fi provider focused on...

More OnGo test labs added as CBRS ramps to commercialization

The regulatory process is (hopefully) nearing an end, trials are ongoing and commercial products are being put through their paces as the telecom industry preps for deployment of LTE in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. While the U.S. Federal Communications...

#TBT: Sprint’s totally gonna bid on T-Mo; LTE picks up speed; dropping device subsidies … this week in 2014

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Wearables and 'glassholes'...

Boingo CTO highlights wireless services for military bases

Military connectivity is major revenue driver for Boingo While Boingo Wireless is largely known for providing Wi-Fi at large venues like stadia and airports, the company provides a range of services including Wi-Fi and TV for service men and women living in military barracks throughout...

Right now the path forward for MulteFire is IoT

Boingo Wireless CTO provides an update on CBRS, MulteFire Derek Peterson, chief technology officer of Boingo Wireless, sees unlicensed and shared spectrum as a major opportunity for the telecom industry. The combination of CBRS and MulteFire allows for new entrants into the cellular market and...

Turning up next-gen Wi-Fi in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress

Wide range of partners collaborated on Wi-Fi deployment for Mobile World Congress Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the premiere event for telecom industry professionals. As such, the more than 100,000 people who descend on the Catalan capital each year have relatively high expectations related...

How MulteFire enables private and neutral host LTE for the enterprise

Boingo Wireless CTO discusses MulteFire opportunity The ability to deploy LTE in all unlicensed spectrum significantly lowers the barrier to entry for enterprises looking to take control of their connectivity needs. Driven by the MulteFire Alliance, and with compatible equipment coming to market, MulteFire will...

5G: Fixed sites + mobiles sites = ultra-dense, converged networks

Multi-layer convergence and new approach to network architecture in support of 5G 5G is all about more--more capacity provided in a more efficient manner that creates more value for consumers and more attractive business cases for communications service providers. Next-generation connectivity will be realized through...

Save for regulations, CBRS is ready to go

The Federal Communications Commission has been working for several years on freeing up access to 150 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz CBRS band. Those frequencies are currently used by Department of Defense radar installations and for fixed satellite services. The current plan...

Network convergence: Combining fixed wireless and mobility sites

Deep fiber and flexible infrastructure will be key to 5G Ahead of 5G, we're seeing a number of network convergence trends to support the ultra dense fiber and wireless infrastructure needs of continued network evolution. Based on pre-standard operator trials in the U.S., it appears...

Opex model vs. service model for in-building cellular

As carrier spend slows, how should enterprises fund in-building cellular? Carriers have a limited pool of money to spend on in-building cellular systems. As such, that investment is targeted toward marquee venues like stadia, transportation hubs and the like, and to high-priority customers. This paradigm...

From supporting troops to raising breast cancer awareness, Boingo cares

Network provider Boingo Wireless has a charitable initiative called Boingo Cares that focuses on several causes including breast cancer awareness, support for troops and veterans and helping at-risk youth. Boingo is a lead sponsor of San Bernardino, Calif.-based Exceeding Expectations, which uses triathlons as a...

Analyst Angle: A stronger appeal for a neutral-host model with CBRS

A conversation about CBRS with Derek Peterson, CTO, Boingo Wireless The below is only a summary. Download a transcript of the complete interview and access the complete report "3.5 GHz: Assessing technology, deployment options and business models" when it publishes on May 9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEOX4octbRo The regulatory framework of CBRS in...

Exclusive: Boingo CTO issues ‘A call for convergence’

In an exclusive column for RCR Wireless News, Boingo Wireless CTO Derek Peterson shares his vision for the technology and cooperation that will usher in a new level of convergence. Peterson sees industry cooperation and convergence of licensed and unlicensed spectrum paving the way...

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