Dubai Airports has selected Boingo Wireless as exclusive Wi-Fi provider for Dubai International and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central.
As per the Wi-Fi deal, Boingo will manage and operate ad-supported Wi-Fi services throughout both airports, which serve more than 66 million leisure and business travelers annually.
Boingo’s Wi-Fi service model will enable all Dubai passengers to receive complimentary Wi-Fi access, allowing them to access Internet for a defined timeframe.
Boingo Media, Boingo’s advertising and sponsorship services group, will manage Wi-Fi advertising sales and support for the airports.
Boingo will also offer premium Wi-Fi service options for travelers engaging in data intensive activities such as streaming video or uploading large files.
“Dubai Airports recognizes the importance of providing secure and speedy Wi-Fi services across the airport. Our partnership with Boingo and Du will allow Dubai Airports to provide complimentary services for defined periods, while also facilitating premium solutions,” said Eugene Barry, senior vice president, Commercial at Dubai Airports.
Dubai Airports is currently in the process of completing a large-scale network upgrade in parallel with the launch of this new service, with the primary aim of providing the fastest and most secure connectivity for all of our customers.
Boingo and the Dubai Airports are partnering with Du, the fastest growing telecommunications company in the Middle East, on the Wi-Fi deployments. Du will provide high-speed bandwidth for both airport networks.
Boingo will open an office in Dubai to service the airports and manage local customers’ needs.
The Dubai airports will be accessible to Boingo’s wholesale and platform service partners, including AT&T, Skype, Verizon, Korea Telecom, LGU+, NTT DOCOMO, Orange France, Telefonica and TeliaSonera, which wholesale Wi-Fi access from Boingo and provide self-branded Wi-Fi to their customers as part of their existing services.