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The Convergence Towards Spectrum Sharing

Why spectrum sharing? Commercial access and use of spectrum has traditionally been authorized in two ways: either through individual licenses or in accordance with license exempt (unlicensed or ‘commons’) rules. It is believed much of that spectrum is lightly used or even not used. At a time when most observers believe people, organizations and businesses will need vastly more Internet and communications capacity, that is a waste of scarce resources. To move incumbent users to a new frequency band is also a very costly and time consuming proposition. Thus, spectrum sharing offers a cheaper and quicker way to maximize use of scarce resources. Shared spectrum is likely to be used in several ways in the U.S market first to support 4G, and then likely in more-intensive forms as 5G is introduced. […]

March 21st, 2017|Blog|

WBA Industry Awards Case Study: Affirmed Networks’ Wi-Fi Gateway

Every year, the Wireless Broadband Alliance recognizes and celebrates excellence from across the wireless ecosystem at the WBA Industry Awards. The 2016 Awards took place during the Wireless Global Congress in San Jose on 16 November. In this series of blogs, we’re looking back the evening’s winners and taking a closer look at what led to them receiving their award. In this edition, we’re looking at the award for Best Next Gen Wi-Fi Service Infrastructure, which was won by Affirmed Networks for its fully virtualized Wi-Fi Gateway. […]

March 17th, 2017|Blog|

Fon Unveils the Ultimate Wi-Fi Service Management Solution at MWC 17

14 February 2017. MADRID - Fon, the world's leading carrier WiFi provider, is excited to present its new WiFi Service Management Solution at the Mobile World Congress 2017. The solution allows communications service providers (CSPs) to offer WiFi services to their clients covering multiple use cases, such as WiFi Monetization, WiFi Offload/Onload, WiFi First, WiFi [...]

March 2nd, 2017|Member Releases|

Aptilo Networks Unveils Guest Wi-Fi Cloud Service

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA – February 27, 2017 – Aptilo Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class Wi-Fi service management and offloading solutions, unveils Aptilo Guest Wi-Fi Cloud™, a cloud service designed for large-scale deployments that increases Wi-Fi monetization opportunities for operators, system integrators and their business customers. […]

February 27th, 2017|Member Releases|

Boingo Calls for Convergence at Mobile World Congress 2017

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23, 2017—Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, has released a convergence manifesto in advance of Mobile World Congress 2017. Authored by Boingo Chief Technology Officer Dr. Derek Peterson, the manifesto calls for industry collaboration and the coexistence of licensed and unlicensed [...]

February 24th, 2017|Member Releases|

Aptilo and Clavister Partner to Enable Wi-Fi and IoT at the Edge

STOCKHOLM – February 21, 2017– Aptilo Networks and Clavister (Nasdaq: CLAV) have entered into a partnership to enable Wi-Fi and IoT services at the network edge. The Aptilo Service Management Platform™ (SMP) manages Wi-Fi services for 100+ carriers worldwide, offering advanced integration to operators’ core systems. Clavister is a leading network security vendor delivering a full range of network security solutions for both physical and virtualized environments. […]

February 21st, 2017|Member Releases|

CCAB Connected City Blueprint Helps Cities Become Smart

New guideline aids cities and government authorities in the development of connected city plans Singapore, 09 February 2017 – The Connected City Advisory Board (CCAB), a committee developed by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), has launched its first Connected City Blueprint. A guideline to support cities and government authorities developing Connected City plans, the report clearly outlines the factors to consider when developing a smarter and more connected city ecosystem, and the technology required. It also provides a set of case studies to be used as a benchmark for future connected city deployments. […]

February 10th, 2017|WBA releases|

The Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update 2017 – 2021

Cisco has provided an update on their Global Mobile Traffic Forecast, and we have taken the opportunity to select some key findings around Wi-Fi that might be of interest to you. As you can see from the report data, offload continues to be a significant driver for the growth of WiFi in the (mobile) industry and is therefore also key for the convergence of voice and data services. […]

February 9th, 2017|Blog|

CIRA Selects Nominum to Deliver Safe, Reliable Internet to Canadian Business Market

Nominum N2 Security Solutions Protect Business and Public Sector Users from Fast-growing Cyberthreats through Cloud-based Advanced Content Filtering REDWOOD CITY, CA—February 8, 2017—Nominum™, the DNS innovation leader and first to market with an extensible DNS-based platform that accelerates digital transformation for service providers, announced today that the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has selected Nominum to deliver a made-in-Canada DNS firewall solution to small and large enterprises, government agencies and educational institutions throughout Canada. […]

February 8th, 2017|Member Releases|

Free Wi-Fi will go beyond the Nevsky Prospect

The following blog was submitted by WBA member Enforta. This is a rough English translation of the original Russian-language article, which can be found here. National fixed-line operator JSC “ER-Telecom Holding” (ERTH) announced the launch of the city Wi-Fi network in three districts of St. Petersburg. Previously, the network covers only the Nevsky Prospect, now its coverage radius is 3.5 square meters. km, and by May of this year, covering the area will grow almost threefold, the operator promises. The customer is the Committee for Information and Communication, which is only in 2016 to invest in the city Wi-Fi almost 45 million rubles. Currently, the city has no plans to monetize services to provide Wi-Fi, respectively, return on the project in question. […]

January 27th, 2017|Member Releases|