Boingo Wireless installing DAS, Wi-Fi networks at New York's World Trade Center

A subsidiary of Boingo Wireless will install and operate neutral-host cellular distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi networks in select areas of New York's new World Trade Center (WTC).

The Boingo subsidiary, New York Telecom Partners, signed a multiyear agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the networks. The multicarrier DAS will cover more than 1.6 million square feet and will be installed within the WTC's Port Authority transportation hub, the vehicle security center, retail spaces and other core facilities throughout the buildings. The Wi-Fi networks will provide free Wi-Fi access to visitors throughout the public areas of the transportation hub, retail spaces and other locations.

Boingo said the wireless services should launch with next year's opening of the WTC's transportation hub, which will serve in excess of 100 million passengers and visitors annually.

Boing is not the only DAS provider at the WTC complex. In March, Axell Wireless announced it had installed the largest U.S. public-safety DAS at the WTC. That system covers 88 channels for UHF, VHF and 800 MHz frequency bands and supports New York City police, transit police, New York fire department, Homeland Security and other federal and state organizations responsible for emergency services, plus first responders in New York City and nearby jurisdictions. 

Meanwhile, in other Wi-Fi rollout news from this week, Meru Networks announced that the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta has deployed Meru's 802.11ac Wi-Fi gear to deliver Wi-Fi services to event exhibitors and attendees in the 3.9 million-square-foot facility.

For more:
- see this Boingo release
- see this Meru release

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