Boingo deploys WiFi 6 at John Wayne Airport

Boingo Wireless has announced the successful deployment of Wi-Fi 6 at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, Calif.

The launch is part of a commercial trial to test next-generation WiFi capabilities and marks the first known WiFi 6 deployment at a major airport.

“WiFi 6 is a strategic pillar of Boingo’s technology roadmap to elevate wireless performance and equip airports and other large venues with connectivity solutions for the 5G world,” said Dr. Derek Peterson, chief technology officer, Boingo.

“It meets key 5G requirements to power a broad range of connected use cases in dense environments with greater capacity, speed and scalability. We’re pleased to be among the first to put Wi-Fi 6 in action and work alongside the team at John Wayne Airport to move the technology from lab to real-world launch,” added Peterson.

Wi-Fi 6 is a new industry standard that was developed to advance Wi-Fi capabilities to effectively handle growing traffic demands. It is based on the 802.11ax specification and introduces new features to deliver faster speeds, higher density and faster throughput.

Barry Rondinella, Airport Director, John Wayne Airport said, “The Wi-Fi 6 network impressed our team, giving us wireless connectivity with no lag, no buffering and incredible speeds.”

 

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