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5G, DAS & small cell news: AT&T and Boingo bring 5G+ to airports nationwide

By Team Boingo
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As a longtime partner to the world’s best airports, Boingo is proud to announce we have joined forces with AT&T to deploy 5G+ in 12 leading US airports—including JFK, LaGuardia, Chicago O’Hare and Midway—to further enhance traveler connectivity and improve airport operations.



AT&T teamed up with Boingo, the largest operator of airport Wi-Fi and DAS networks in the United States, to transform the travel experience by bringing the power, speed and efficiencies of AT&T 5G+ to heavily trafficked airports nationwide. The companies are working to further enhance airport traveler connectivity and help increase essential airport efficiencies.

“AT&T is always working to offer services and solutions that enhance our customers’ experiences, no matter where they are or what they’re doing,” said Mo Katibeh, who leads AT&T’s Network Infrastructure and Build. “As travel picks up, we’re excited to invest in combining the power of AT&T 5G+ with Boingo Wireless’ infrastructure expertise to provide faster connectivity for both travelers and the businesses and people that are critical to running airports across the U.S.”



AT&T customers can take advantage of the super-fast speeds, reliability, and security of 5G+ whether traveling for work, streaming an education class online or downloading the entire season of their favorite show. The ongoing airport initiative will provide 5G+ coverage at major gate and concession spaces, where travelers and airport employees have the greatest need.

“The connected airport of the future is here, and passengers are looking for a seamless, secure, touchless experience with powerful, fast wireless connectivity throughout their entire journey. In addition, 5G’s speed and capacity enables airports to transform business operations for greater cost savings and efficiencies,” said Mike Finley, Boingo CEO. “We are extremely proud to bring AT&T’s advanced 5G network to Boingo’s long-term airport partners nationwide. This widescale 5G deployment has the ability to spark airport innovation at every level and reimagine the travel experience.”

“In Chicago, cutting-edge technology is an airport priority, and we’re pleased to partner with Boingo and AT&T to bring 5G connectivity to O’Hare and Midway travelers. With ample speed and bandwidth for travelers to download movies, work remotely, and tap into all the perks of their mobile devices, 5G at Chicago O’Hare and Midway is providing an improved and convenient travel experience,” said Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Jamie L. Rhee.