As part of the ongoing customer experience improvements taking place at LAX, Boingo Wireless, Inc., of Los Angeles, has signed a contract to upgrade, manage, operate and market the airport’s Wi-Fi network.Airport guests will continue to receive 45 minutes of free advertising-supported Wi-Fi service, but at speeds more than four times faster than today, placing LAX among the top airports in the U.S.
The new Wi-Fi agreement and planned upgrades are designed to keep LAX on the cutting edge of wireless technologies and to ensure the airport offers access to one of the fastest airport wireless networks in the nation.
LAX currently provides free Wi-Fi access to more than one million travellers each month and the new program will ensure all guests have unlimited free access to the state-of-the-art network. More than 30 per cent of LAX’s 35.3 million enplaning passengers access the current free Wi-Fi service while waiting for their flights. Additional users include those awaiting for arriving passengers and other airport visitors.
Under the new agreement, Boingo Wireless will provide significant investment to upgrade existing networks to enable tiered Wi-Fi at speeds from five Mbps (megabits per second) up to 20 Mbps. Travellers can also choose to access Boingo’s unlimited, premium tiers of for-pay service at 10 Mbps and 20 Mbps.
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