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Boingo Provides WiFi Offload for US Tier 1

LOS ANGELES -- Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced that it has signed a tier one U.S. wireless carrier to a multi-year major Wi-Fi offload agreement. The deal will include deployment on up to 40 million of the carrier's handsets for Wi-Fi offload at Boingo's managed and operated (M&O) networks in 2015, as well as the option to auto-authenticate onto Boingo's aggregated network of Wi-Fi hotspots.

"It is clear that with skyrocketing mobile data traffic on cellular networks, the need for carrier Wi-Fi offload has now arrived," said David Hagan, Chief Executive Officer of Boingo Wireless. "This is a milestone we have been working toward for years, and we believe this agreement is just the first step in what's to come. True, seamless Wi-Fi offload is here."

Following a successful market trial with millions of handsets that demonstrated the power of automatic and seamless authentication onto Boingo's network, this long-term agreement covers the carrier's entire smartphone customer base.

When the carrier's smartphone customer comes into range of a Boingo Wi-Fi network, the system will automatically connect the customer's device to the network, requiring no action from the end-user. Additionally, this agreement encompasses Passpoint-certified mobile devices to leverage seamless Wi-Fi authentication for carrier offload via Boingo's "Passpoint Secure" network which includes WPA2 enterprise-grade encryption technology. Passpoint allows the end-user to experience effortless and secure connections, simplifying day-to-day mobile device use. On average, Boingo Passpoint users connect to Wi-Fi three times more often than average users and stay connected three times longer.

Boingo Wireless Inc.

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