The headquarters migration from California continues.
Boingo Wireless Inc. will plant its headquarters flag in Frisco after announcing it will create a new office in the Collin County city that eventually will become its corporate base.
The connectivity innovator brings wireless solutions to iconic venues and enterprises globally, such as Grand Central Terminal, Hollywood Bowl, London Heathrow Airport, World Trade Center Oculus, and U.S. Homeland Security.
The company—which pioneered the distributed antenna system (DAS) in 1999 for better indoor coverage—designs, builds, and manages networks that are used for multiple types of communication, including both public and private networks.
247 new jobs and $1.48M in capital investment
The headquarters move from Los Angeles by Boingo was announced by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who says the company’s corporate location in Frisco will bring more good-paying jobs and opportunities to Texas.
The headquarters project will create 247 new jobs and generate roughly $1.48 million in capital investment, and a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant of $517,400 has been extended to Boingo, the governor said.
New HQ at The Star in Frisco
The company’s new 15,000-square-foot office will be located at The Star in Frisco.
Boingo said the move establishes a “strategic presence” in Frisco to position the company closer to key customers and helps attract high-tech talent in Texas.
Boingo CEO Mike Finley says the company already has long-established partners and employees in the state. Opening a new office in Frisco supports the “company’s vision and our ability to attract and retain top talent,” the CEO said in a statement.
Boingo currently has about 30 employees in Texas. The company plans to recruit people with network, cloud, edge computing, IoT, data analytics, business development, and account management experience.
The Frisco move also leverages the “wealth of technology and innovation partners” in the state of Texas, according to the news release.
“It will allow us to connect deeply with regional key customers, engage with their communities and understand their unique needs,” Finley said.
One of those customers is the Omni PGA Frisco Resort, situated next to the headquarters of PGA of America, which recently picked Boingo to design, build and manage a neutral host cellular DAS network for the resort, which is slated to open in Spring 2023.
Boingo move boosts Frisco’s “smart city” status, says mayor
The wireless innovator’s move is a big win for Frisco, which is already home to major corporations and the home of the Dallas Cowboys at The Star, leaders said.
Boingo aims to lead in the wireless industry from “5G to CBRS to Wi-Fi 6 to whatever comes next.” Its “neutral host” networks — those owned and operated by a third party rather than being owned and operated by a specific service provider — are available to multiple service providers.
“Innovation is a strategic focus for Frisco,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said. “Welcoming Boingo elevates our position among “smart cities” as a leader in 5G technology.”
Frisco boasts one of the country’s first master-planned communities to be built from the ground up with infrastructure for 5G. The $1.5 billion Frisco Station mixed-use development in the heart of the city was built to be future proof.
Frisco Economic Development Corp. President Jason Ford also welcomes Boingo as the city’s newest employer, adding that the company is a premier tech company that will join other top brands and market leaders in Frisco.”
Boingo said the company will continue to maintain regional hubs in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Las Vegas.
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