Boingo Extends Passpoint Access to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Boingo Extends Passpoint Access to Android 6.0 Marshmallow Image Credit: Boingo

Boingo Wireless, the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider, Thurdsay announced that the company’s roaming network of more than 100,000 “Passpoint Secure” hotspots is now available to subscribers using select Android devices running Android 6.0 “Marshmallow,” the new version of Google’s operating system. Available for the first time for Boingo customers on Android devices, the company said that Passpoint technology makes connecting to Wi-Fi as simple, seamless and secure as cellular. 

Boingo’s Passpoint-enabled hotspots feature WPA2 enterprise-grade encryption technology, providing enhanced security for customers on the go. Boingo subscribers with Passpoint credentials can experience instant connectivity with no action needed on their part, streamlining the transition between Wi-Fi and cellular networks and eliminating the need for network logins and passwords. 

Dr. Derek Peterson, Chief Technology Officer for Boingo Wireless
At Boingo, we’re committed to providing the best connected experience to our subscribers and roaming partners. That’s why we launched the world’s first large-scale commercial Passpoint hotspots for consumers in our high traffic venues, and why we’ve been deeply involved in the development of the Passpoint standards since their inception.

Shrikant Shenwai, Chief Executive Officer of the Wireless Broadband Alliance
The launch of Passpoint support in Google’s Android 6.0 operating system is a significant milestone, illustrating a commitment by a leading mobile OS player to enhance the user experience with Next Gen Wi-Fi.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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