Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Boingo, Wayport Team Up

From a Wayport PR: "Boingo Wireless Inc., which provides access to the world’s largest network of Wi-Fi hotspots, and Wayport, Inc., a leader in enabling breakthrough network applications, announced today a new strategic agreement between the two companies. This agreement will enable Boingo subscribers to access Wayport’s entire North American network of Wi-Fi hotspots, including over 9,000 WiFi-enabled McDonald’s US restaurants."

If you are a broadband provider, why wouldn't you do a deal with Wayport or Boingo so that your roadwarrior customers have the same access as AT&T Business DSL customers? (ATT Biz DSL customers get 2 free hours at Starbucks as well as access at Wayport locations like McD's).

1 comment:

RFJunkie said...

I’d like to see the business numbers for this. If wayport is offering it, why don’t they post some numbers or a business case. We operate several hotspots that work very well in seasonal business. In season we make up to 1800 a month, out of season only 2-300 a month. I don’t know that I want to offer my customers access on wayport. It seems to me like they get free hotspots, I potentially loose revenue and I get a headache and support nightmare with my customers when their network doesn't work. This is one of those things that sounds great on paper but doesn’t execute really well. Come on wayport, prove me wrong.