L.A. to North Texas: Boingo Wireless Opens New HQ at The Star in Frisco

In yet another HQ move from California to North Texas, connectivity innovator Boingo Wireless has opened its new 15K-SF headquarters at The Star in Frisco. "Texas is a thriving tech hub," CEO Mike Finley said, "and we look forward to doing business here alongside our partners and customers.”

Boingo Wireless—a connectivity innovator that’s brought next-gen wireless solutions to iconic venues like Grand Central Terminal, the Hollywood Bowl, London’s Heathrow Airport, the World Trade Center Oculus, and more—has opened its new headquarters at The Star in Frisco.

Last December, the company announced it was relocating from Los Angeles to North Texas, joining a number of recent corporate moves from California to the region. The announcement was delivered by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who noted the move would create 247 new jobs and generate roughly $1.48 million in capital investment A Texas Enterprise Fund grant of $517,400 was extended to Boingo to advance the relocation.

Boingo’s 15,000-square-foot Frisco office is located close to many of the company’s key customers, high-tech talent, and technology partners throughout the state, the company said. Regional leaders, community members, business partners, and employees were on hand for an open house to christen the “state-of-the-art” HQ.

Boingo CEO Mike Finley said his company “is proud to be a part of the growing Frisco community.” 

“We thank local leaders for their ongoing support as we grow our business and our team here,” he added in a statement. “Texas is a thriving tech hub, and we look forward to doing business here alongside our partners and customers.”

Regional leaders, community members, business partners and employees celebrate the grand opening of Boingo Wireless headquarters in Frisco, Texas. [Photo: Business Wire]

A neutral host porfolio of 5G-enabled wireless solutions

Boingo says it simplifies complex connectivity challenges with its neutral host portfolio of “fast, secure,” 5G-enabled wireless solutions. The company’s networks help connect over 1 billion people annually at major airports, train stations, military bases, hospitals, stadiums, hotels, and commercial buildings, the company added.

The company deploys high-speed cellular service for all Tier One carriers. It also powers IoT devices for “increased operational efficiencies,” along with a range of services that help provide the connectivity backbone required for business in the 5G era.

Janie Havel, North Texas Representative for the Office of Gov. Greg Abbott, presented Boingo Wireless CEO Mike Finley with a proclamation for establishing the company’s global headquarters in Texas. [Photo: Business Wire]

Growing its Texas presence

Boingo is pretty familiar with Texas already. The company designed, built, and manages a neutral host cellular distributed antenna system at Omni PGA Frisco Resort, home of the PGA of America. The system is designed to bring “best-in-class cellular coverage” to the luxury mixed-use property, enabling seamless, secure mobile connectivity for staff, players, and guests.

Boingo provides converged networks at Dallas Love Field Airport, Austin FC’s Q2 Stadium, and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. It has also deployed expanded connectivity at Sheppard Air Force Base  north of Wichita Falls.

The company said it will continue to maintain regional hubs in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Las Vegas.

Boingo earned two “best places to work” honors in 2023. And as Veteran’s Day approaches, the company noted that it’s a four-time recipient of the Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award—the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.

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