|Accton to Integrate Boingo Authentication into VoIP Products to Enhance Mobility and Increase Usage|
HSINCHU, TAIWAN and SANTA MONICA, Calif., USA – Jan. 3, 2006 – Accton Technology Corporation of Taiwan (TAIEX: 2345, www.accton.com), global outsourcing partner for networking and communications solutions, and Boingo Wireless Inc. (www.boingo.com) today announced plans to jointly develop VoIP Wi-Fi handsets, dual mode handsets and personal gateway products.
Accton's first product based upon the collaboration with Boingo — a VoIP Wi-Fi handset — will be available in March 2006.Follow-on products will include dual mode (GSM/Wi-Fi) handsets, as well as portable personal gateways. Accton is the first OEM/ODM company to announce its plans to embed Boingo's authentication services into all of its emerging VoIP product lines.
The VoIP products will provide direct access to Boingo's Wi-Fi hot spots for low cost VoIP services without the need for a PC.Once within range of a Boingo hot spot, Wi-Fi users can take advantage of broadband applications such as VoIP and data streaming.
“The combination of Accton's expertise in IP technology and innovative platforms, and Boingo's proven ability to create a global network of accessible commercial hotspots presents a winning solution for Accton's ODM customers, network operators, and the end users,” said Henry Yang, Accton's CTO. “This technology partnership, and the products that will come from it, further demonstrate Accton's vision—a commitment to building low cost IP related products that provide affordable communication devices to the market.”
“The future success of VoIP and dual-mode handsets depends on partnerships like this that bring together the technologies necessary to deliver the true roaming and seamless mobility we envision,” said Jonathan Mendelson, Boingo Wireless Director of Business Development for Devices. “Working with Accton—a proven leader in ODM manufacturing in the field of networking—is a great step toward delivering on that vision.”
By partnering with Boingo, Accton ensures all future VoIP products can identify and access Boingo's more than 25,000 global hot spots. The new products give VoIP service providers more to offer their users: more opportunities and flexibility to utilize their low cost VoIP telephony through any of Boingo's global Wi-Fi network sites in hotels, airports, convention centers, truck stops, and retail stores.Boingo's authentication and provisioning services allow users to enter a commercial hotspot and access the network with no need to enter SSID's.
About Accton Technology Corporation
Accton Technology Corporation (TAIEX: 2345) is a global premier provider of networking and communications solutions for top tier networking, computer, and telecommunications vendors.Leveraging its advanced software applications and state-of-the-art ASIC, Accton collaborates with its strategic partners to design, develop and manufacture innovative, leading-edge technologies.The company's constantly-evolving core technology, highly-qualified employees and aggressive cost engineering make it possible for Accton to deliver superior products that are as affordable as they are robust.For more information about Accton and its subsidiaries, visit www.accton.com.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. is an ultra-high-speed wireless Internet service available in thousands of locations such as hotels, airports, cafes, and other public places, in dozens of countries throughout the world. Both directly and through major carrier and ISP partners, Boingo provides business travelers with a wireless broadband Internet connection to improve productivity while on the road. Through its Wi-Fi software and Roaming System, Boingo makes finding and connecting to Wi-Fi networks point-and-click simple and secure. More information about Boingo is available at http://www.boingo.com.
Boingo is a registered trademark of Boingo Wireless Inc.