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Boingo Chief Executive Mike Finley Named CEO of the Year in 2021 Mobile Breakthrough Awards Program

  • Annual awards recognize top wireless companies, leaders and solutions around the globe
  • Finley honored for leading team through global pandemic and connecting customers when it mattered most
  • Boingo also named Small Cell Technology Solution Provider of the Year

Boingo Wireless, a leading distributed antenna system (DAS), Wi-Fi and private network provider, announced that it has won two 2021 Mobile Breakthrough Awards. Boingo CEO Mike Finley has been selected as CEO of the Year and Boingo received the award for Small Cell Technology Solution Provider of the Year. The awards program is conducted by Mobile Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, leaders and technologies in the global wireless and mobile market. More than 2,600 award nominations were received from around the world.

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Boingo Wireless CEO Mike Finley (Photo: Business Wire)

Boingo Wireless CEO Mike Finley (Photo: Business Wire)

“This is a tremendous honor and a reflection of the remarkable team at Boingo who have moved with velocity to keep our customers connected,” said Finley. “In a hyper-connected 5G world, Boingo’s work as a leading small cell provider has never been more important as large venues and enterprises depend on us to accelerate their digital transformation. It has been an unprecedented year, but the strength and resiliency of our team has shown through.”

Finley is a wireless industry veteran having served over three decades in senior management roles for leading telecommunications companies. He joined Boingo as CEO in 2019, responsible for the company’s strategic vision and accelerating growth. Under his leadership, Boingo has grown to one of the largest providers of indoor wireless networks with a vast footprint of small cells, DAS, Wi-Fi and macro towers. Major airports, transportation hubs, stadiums, military bases, hospitals and commercial properties trust Boingo to design, build and manage converged, neutral host public and private networks.

The mission of the Mobile Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success of industry leaders and companies across a range of mobile and wireless technology categories. All nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the wireless industry.

“We welcomed thousands of compelling submissions this year, and there was fierce competition for our marquee CEO of the Year award,” stated James Johnson, managing director, Mobile Breakthrough. “There's great confidence in Finley and the company’s vital place in the wireless mobile ecosystem. Boingo CEO Mike Finley is a standout executive who is incredibly deserving of the 2021 CEO of the Year award.”

To learn more about Boingo’s leadership and award-winning small cell solutions, visit

About Boingo Wireless

Boingo Wireless, Inc. helps the world stay connected. Our vast footprint of DAS, Wi-Fi, macro towers, and small cells powers seamless and secure connectivity for world class venues and enterprises. Boingo reaches more than a billion people annually with state-of-the-art public and private networks. Find us connecting people and things at airports, transportation hubs, stadiums, military bases, healthcare facilities and commercial properties worldwide. To learn more about the Boingo story, visit

About Mobile Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the Mobile Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in mobile and wireless technology companies, products and people. The Mobile Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough mobile companies and products in categories including Cloud Computing, Mobile Management and Security, Wireless and Broadband, Mobile Analytics, IoT and Smart City technology, WLAN, WiFi and more. For more information visit


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