Boingo Wireless, a global provider of WiFi
solutions, has launched managed Wi-Fi services at Phuket
International Airport (HKT) through an agreement with WLANNet, a
Milcom Systems company.
Boingo Wi-Fi is now available throughout the
airport. Passengers can access the internet via Boingo’s Wi-Fi
plans, including Boingo Asia Pacific, designed to serve the needs
of travelers with unlimited access within the region for $11.95
per month; Boingo Global, offering Wi-Fi access worldwide without
regional restrictions for $59 per month; or unlimited global
mobile Wi-Fi access via Boingo Mobile for $7.95 per month. Hourly
and day passes will also be available.
“As an increasingly popular destination for
vacationers worldwide, Phuket Airport is an ideal addition to
Boingo’s international network of premium Wi-Fi service
locations,” said Allen Pan, Boingo’s director of Asia Pacific.
“The launch of our managed Wi-Fi services provides travelers from
around the globe with a cost-effective, user-friendly roaming
solution that will allow them to send that last work email or
download their favorite movie or beach read without incurring
costly data overage charges.”
The network shares the WLANNet infrastructure
already in place at the airport. The network is also accessible to
Boingo’s international roaming and platform service partners,
including Korea Telecom, NTT Communications, Orange France, Skype,
Telefonica and Verizon, who provide self-branded access to Boingo
networks for their customers through wholesale agreements with the
“Phuket Airport has seen record-setting
passenger traffic in recent years, and the airport is expanding
and enhancing services to meet traveler demand,” said Rattana
Metem, managing director for WLANNet. “Boingo’s industry-leading
neutral host roaming platform and flexible access options provide
an easy-to-use, world-class service to passengers, helping HKT
deliver on its goal of providing the best possible customer
Phuket Airport is the second busiest airport in
Thailand, serving more than 8.5 million passengers in 2011.
Boingo’s managed Wi-Fi services are already available at
Thailand’s most highly-trafficked airport, Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi
International Airport (BKK).
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