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Boingo joins Deutsche Telekom for in-flight Wi-Fi in Europe

Jennifer Scott

Wi-Fi hotspot firm Boingo has announced a partnership with Deutsche Telekom to deliver wireless internet to airline travellers on Lufthansa flights.

Boingo is to make Wi-Fi available on transatlantic journeys from hubs in Germany to cities in the US and Canada.

“International travellers should have the opportunity to be as productive in the air as on the ground, especially during long-haul flights,” said Bjorn Thorngren, director of Boingo in EMEA.

“Deutsche Telekom’s service provides one more valuable way Boingo customers can use their account to stay connected on the go.”

Boingo confirmed it was planning on partnering with more airlines, although it wouldn’t go into particulars.

However, Deutsche Telekom is the parent company of T-Mobile in the UK and has major stakes in operators across Central Europe, including Hungary, Croatia and Slovakia..

With the merger of T-Mobile and Orange – owned by France Telecom – to become the joint venture Everything Everywhere, the network could extend even further.

Boingo is the most common Wi-Fi provider in airports.


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