Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Advanced Wireless Group, LLC (AWG), a leader in the design, integration, and operation of large venue public wireless networks, announced today that it has expanded their public wireless Internet services network of venues to Oakland International Airport (OAK) to further serve the needs of Bay Area travelers.
As today’s mobile consumers continue to pressure airports for faster and free wireless services, travelers in Oakland will now experience some of the nation’s best Wi-Fi bandwidth. AWG has already made significant technical upgrades to the existing network and, under the terms of the agreement, will continue to manage and upgrade Oakland’s wireless infrastructure through 2017.
“We are thrilled to add Oakland International to our national portfolio of airports and continue our expansion in California; a state that is amongst the nation’s leaders in passenger requests for free Wi-Fi in airports,” said Scott Phillips, President and CEO at AWG. “We expect market penetration of Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices to continue to surge and that will drive the ongoing exponential growth in demand for faster Wi-Fi connections; something that the AWG family prides itself on providing to our partner airports and their customers.”
“Complimentary Wi-Fi service provided by industry leader AWG is another great reason for Bay Area travelers to choose OAK,” said Kristi McKenney, Acting Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland, which owns and operates OAK. “In addition to providing an easy, efficient airport experience, OAK is pleased to offer travelers an easy, efficient web-surfing experience.”
As the pioneer of complimentary Wi-Fi in airports, AWG’s wireless management model allows travelers to enjoy some of the industry’s highest bandwidth. Its wireless services are currently available at 16 airports around the country, including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Boston’s Logan (BOS).
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.
About The Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport
The Port of Oakland includes the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. Together, through Port operations and those of its tenants and users, the Port generates more than 73,000 jobs in the region and is connected to nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Connect with the Port of Oakland at http://www.portofoakland.com and Oakland International Airport through http://www.Facebook.com/iflyoak and http://www.Twitter.com/iflyoakland.