Internet speed test company Ookla, shows that Wi-Fi speeds on LAX free network now top 70.6Mbps – an increase of 541% since 2016, when the average download speed on LAX Wi-Fi was about 11Mbps.
Average upload speeds on the LAX network now reach 87.39Mbps, according to Ookla, which tested 51 of the largest airports in the US and Canada during the first half of 2019.
Based on separate LAX testing, airport guests can often experience Wi-Fi speeds in excess of 100Mbps thanks to recent improvement projects designed to enhance the passenger experience and accommodate increased traffic.
“Free, fast and accessible Wi-Fi is one of the top priorities of the modern traveller, and at LAX we are focused on continuous improvement in our speed and our ranking for our service,” says Barbara Yamamoto, director of guest experience and innovation at operator, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).
“Being able to easily access digital content means our guests can curate their own airport experience and access the many amenities we offer, including our digital marketplace.”
LAWA reveals that Wi-Fi demand at LAX grew by nearly 40% over the past year, with more than half of all passengers now relying on connectivity for their smartphones, laptops, tablets and other devices.
LAX worked with wireless provider Boingo to upgrade Wi-Fi service with faster speeds and more coverage and capacity.
It previously introduced Passpoint® Wi-Fi technology in its networks, which offers a seamless and secure handoff from congested cellular networks to a trusted Wi-Fi network.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the public space in all LAX terminals and is part of a continued investment in technology and improvements that are putting the airport experience in the hands of travellers.