Wireless Broadband Alliance Research Shows Improved Customer Experience a Key Driver for Carrier Wi-Fi Investment

70% of survey respondents said key motivation for deploying Carrier Wi-Fi is to improve customer experience; 41% also cited it as most important driver for NGH Investment

Singapore – December 2nd, 2014 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today published a report on the Wi-Fi hotspot market compiled by global research company Maravedis-Rethink. The annual survey revealed that 70% of respondents said a key motivation for deploying carrier-grade Wi-Fi in their systems would be to improve customer experience and therefore increase subscriber retention. In addition, 41% cited this as the single most important driver to invest in NGH, ahead of offload.

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WBA Wi-Fi Industry Survey: Improved Customer Experience a Key Driver for Carrier Wi-Fi Investment

Today, the WBA published its report on the Wi-Fi hotspot market compiled by global research company Maravedis-Rethink. The annual survey revealed that 70% of respondents said a key motivation for deploying carrier-grade Wi-Fi in their systems would be to improve customer experience and therefore increase subscriber retention. In addition, 41% cited this as the single most important driver to invest in NGH, ahead of offload.

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WBA Announces London Wi-Fi Global Congress 2015 Following Record Success of San Francisco Event

WBA WGC Made San Francisco the “Hotspot” for All Things Wi-Fi

Following the record breaking success of this year’s Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco, we are pleased to announce that the next Congress will take place in London on the 18th – 22nd May 2014. We are in the process of putting together an engaging agenda along with a range of exciting activities, all focusing on the future of Carrier Wi-Fi. Watch this space for more information.

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Linktel to Install, Operate Wi-Fi in 60 Brazilian Airports

The exclusive service will be available for customers in late 2015

SÃO PAULO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Brazilian operator Linktel will install and operate, on an exclusive basis, Wi-Fi in 60 Brazilian airports, following the approval of airport operator Infraero. The project will require investments of US $10 million. The deployment of the service will begin this November and complete in late 2015, with 11 of the largest airports expected to implement the service by the end of this coming March.

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WBA Unites Industry to Accelerate Community Wi-Fi Deployments

The WBA has announced new measures to accelerate the deployment of Community Wi-Fi networks where subscribers allow part of the capacity of their residential gateway to be open to casual use. The WBA has published a whitepaper that details Community Wi-Fi service levels, network architectures, and implementation details, as well as sharing case studies from existing providers. This is the result of nine months of collaboration with over 20 major players in the Wi-Fi ecosystem and the next step will be to send the whitepaper to a number of Industry forums for review. They include 3GPP, Broadband Forum, CableLabs, GSMA, IEEE, NGMN, Small Cell Forum and Wi-Fi Alliance.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Brings Together Industry to Accelerate Community Wi-Fi Deployments

Alliance Joins Forces with over 20 Major Industry Players and a number of Industry Associations to Produce Best Practice Guidelines and Highlight Use Cases

San Francisco & Singapore – September 24th, 2014 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today announced new measures to accelerate the deployment of Community Wi-Fi networks where subscribers allow part of the capacity of their residential gateway to be open to casual use. The WBA has published a whitepaper that details Community Wi-Fi service levels, network architectures, and implementation details, as well as sharing case studies from existing providers. This is the result of nine months of collaboration with over 20 major players in the Wi-Fi ecosystem and the next step will be to send the whitepaper to a number of Industry forums for review. They include 3GPP, Broadband Forum, CableLabs, GSMA, IEEE, NGMN, Small Cell Forum and Wi-Fi Alliance.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Welcomes 14 New Members from Across the Globe

The WBA today announced that 14 new members have joined its efforts to unite the ecosystem and progress the development of Carrier Wi-Fi throughout the world. They join at a pivotal time when Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) networks are now a commercial reality and operators are reaping the benefits of an improved carrier-grade of Wi-Fi. Since January 2014, new members include:
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Wireless Broadband Alliance Welcomes 14 New Members from Across the Globe

Telstra, Alcatel-Lucent, Mobily, Gemalto, Telus & Broadcom amongst others sign up to the global network body to drive Carrier Wi-Fi

Singapore – August 27, 2014 –
The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today announced that 14 new members have joined its efforts to unite the ecosystem and progress the development of Carrier Wi-Fi throughout the world. Since January 2014, new members include Airi Ventures, Alcatel-Lucent, BAI, Broadcom, Charter Communications, DigiCert, Elitecore, Gemalto, Global Reach, Liberty Global, Linktel, Mobily, Telstra and Telus. They join at a pivotal time when Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) networks are now a commercial reality and operators are reaping the benefits of an improved carrier-grade of Wi-Fi.

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WBA Reveals Speaker Program for Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco

The WBA today announced the agenda and named the key sponsors of its Wi-Fi Global Congress that will take place at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco from the 6-10th October 2014. The dedicated 2-day event will bring together over 500 key influencers from across the wireless ecosystem to discuss the future of Carrier Wi-Fi and will feature speakers from City & County of San Francisco, City of San Jose, Primera Capital, Microsoft, Google, AT&T Foundry, Comcast, Broadcom and many more. Ruckus Wireless and Cisco have been named as the Principal Sponsors; Devicescape is the Premier Sponsor; and Aptilo and Global Reach Technology are Associate Sponsors for this event.

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