Boingo Brings Wi-Fi to Oakland Mall

Troy’s Oakland Mall is one of three Urban Retail Properties LLC shopping centers getting new Wi-Fi wireless Internet coverage from Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless Inc.

Boingo’s retail offering — based on the company’s industry-leading neutral host roaming platform — is available now throughout the common areas of each mall, including the main concourses as well as food courts and restaurants. Guests can access Boingo Wi-Fi on their laptops, netbooks, tablets and smartphones.

“Internet access is important to our retailers and their customers, because today’s consumers often use the latest mobile technology to enhance their shopping experience,” said Ross Glickman, chairman and CEO of Urban Retail. “The superior performance of Wi-Fi is a value-add we can offer on-the-go shoppers who want to stay connected without dealing with 3G/4G coverage or throughput issues.”

With one of the world’s largest networks of Wi-Fi hotspots, existing Boingo customers now have even more venues where they can surf the Internet and enjoy a reliable and fast online connection. Boingo Wi-Fi offerings available to Urban Retail patrons include hourly passes and monthly subscriptions for laptops and mobile devices.

The other Urban Retail properties with new Boingo Wi-Fi service are The Citadel in Colorado Springs, Colo. and Manhattan Tower Center in Manhattan, Kan.

Boingo allows subscribers to log on to more than 260,000 hotspots worldwide, including top airports around the world, major hotel chains, cafés and coffee shops, restaurants, convention centers and metropolitan hot zones.

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Urban Retail, based in Chicago, manages a diverse portfolio of retail projects.


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