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Boingo Wireless and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are teaming up to develop new offerings for enterprise customers, the companies said today. Boingo provides wireless connections for patrons in airports and stadiums and for large businesses and will be able to enhance those services using edge computing and cloud technology from AWS.

Boingo Wireless was acquired by Digital Colony earlier this year, but is still operating under the Boingo Wireless name.

In the initial leveraging of AWS technology, Boingo has constructed a private network for Chicago O’Hare International Airport using Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum to connect IoT devices and support essential airport services.

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Boingo already helped to activate a virtual customer service center at O’Hare’s Traveler’s Aid Station. A live video kiosk connects on-site passengers and remote support staff via a dedicated wireless network. AWS worked with Boingo to securely host video distribution data.

“The Boingo Private Network gives Chicago O’Hare a connectivity platform that delivers crisp, clear video calls while avoiding congestion with our public wireless networks,” said Diego Ferrer, managing deputy commissioner and chief information officer at Chicago Department of Aviation, in a prepared statement. “Boingo seamlessly integrated the private network into our existing infrastructure and keeps our airport operations cutting-edge with AWS cloud services.”

“Boingo is at the center of digital transformation in the enterprise and public sector,” said Michael J. Zeto III, Boingo senior vice president of global strategy and emerging businesses, in a prepared statement.

According to Boingo, its private wireless networks can be implemented with 5G, LTE, CBRS and Wi-Fi 6 technologies and deployed alongside public neutral host DAS and Wi-Fi networks.

Joan Engebretson contributed to this report.

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