Boingo and Vonage announced a partnership. Both
companies joined efforts to simplify VoWLAN services
and make them more accessible to customers.
is the fastest growing telephony company in North
America. The company already has more than 275,000
lines in service, and continues to add more than 25,000
lines per month to its network. The service focuses on
consumers and small businesses.
In a first step, the partners will co-market a service bundle
including Vonage's SoftPhone service and Boingo‘s
Wi-Fi service. SoftPhone, the preferred client utilized
by Vonage is available for personal computers running
Windows 98SE/NT/ME/2000/XP/MACOS-X operating
With this offering, both companies increase their marketing
efforts to mobile business travelers. With the service
bundle, these customers are able to make and take
phone calls at Boingo‘s network of 11,000 airports, cafes,
and hotels around the world.
In order to ensure a high quality level, the companies
will conduct a trial before the end of the year and expect
to rollout the offering to major retail locations where
consumers can already purchase the Vonage service.
VoWLAN is an outgrowth of the success of enterprise
and consumer VoIP services, which shuttle telephone
calls across the Internet rather than using the traditional
circuit-switched telephone network.
Growth in VoWLAN will be spurred on by the growth
of public Wi-Fi networks and the availability of Wi-Fi
enabled phones due to hit the market by the end of the
The Vonage agreement is the first step in Boingo‘s
comprehensive VoIP strategy, integrating a new class of
device software into non-PC devices like mobile phones
to login and authenticate onto any of the thousands of
hot spots in the Boingo Roaming System.
W E B L I N K S
Source: Wlan Report
Posted on Tuesday, 09 November 2004 by admin