MIAMI (PRWEB) September 25, 2012
Advanced Wireless Group, LLC (AWG), a leader in design, integration, and operation of large venue public wireless networks, announced that it has completed the agreement with the Massachusetts Port Authority to continue its role as the operator of both public and private side wireless Internet services (Wi-Fi) at Boston Logan International Airport, following a competitive, open bidding process earlier this year.
This five-year contract continues the multi-year relationship between AWG and Massport that has established Boston’s Logan as the industry standard for airport Wi-Fi services. AWG served as the initial network operator when the airport began contracting out its Wi-Fi operations nearly 10 years ago. Since that initial engagement, AWG has worked with Massport on developing an enterprise grade infrastructure for both the traveling public as well as handling the variety of applications for the airport including airline baggage reconciliation, roving ticket agents and curbside check-in kiosks.
“Our work at Logan continues to represent a shining example of how an airport’s broader Wi-Fi needs can be combined into a single network to provide a scalable, managed, enterprise grade infrastructure that supports both public and private side applications,” said Scott Phillips, President and CEO at AWG. “We are pleased to continue this long-standing relationship with the Massport team and look forward to working in tandem with their staff to evolve and manage an infrastructure that sets the standard for the airport industry.”
Under AWG’s stewardship, sponsored Wi-Fi access has been available on a limited basis since 2005. Massport wanted Logan converted from a paid Wi-Fi public facility to one of the nation’s first Hybrid Wi-Fi models in January of 2010, allowing passengers to access the system at no cost. Under the Hybrid model, the public has the option to utilize a complimentary robust wireless service, following viewing of a brief sponsor message, or a premium, commercial-free experience offering increased speeds and extended time for a nominal fee. AWG created this option in order to provide travelers with the type of connectivity that best matches their individual needs.
Since the Hybrid model first became available at Logan, Wi-Fi network utilization has grown to over 30 times the demand of the paid network. On the private side, over 10 airlines use the Wi-Fi network for multiple applications, with almost one-third of all checked luggage scanned with devices connected to the network, as well as other mission critical applications. Additional private applications connectivity support is provided to law enforcement, concessionaires and Massport itself.
About Advanced Wireless Group, LLC
Founded in 2004, Advanced Wireless Group (AWG) is the largest operator of complimentary and sponsored public Wi-Fi in U.S. airports today, and the industry pioneer of the Hybrid public Wi-Fi access solution. The company further specializes in wireless network design, integration, management and monetization in airports and other large venues. For more information on AWG, please visit http://www.awgwifi.com.