Wireless Broadband Alliance Whitepaper Outlines Wi-Fi’s Central Role in Smart Cities

Connected City Advisory Board research shows 75% of cities have plans in place to significantly increase investment in Wi-Fi

Singapore – November 3, 2015 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G, today published the first whitepaper prepared by its Connected City Advisory Board (CCAB), outlining the status of City Wi-Fi around the world. The whitepaper reveals that activity in Wi-Fi is at an unprecedented level as cities seek expert assistance to deploy the technology; with over 75% of respondents saying they have plans in place to significantly increase investment in Wi-Fi. The whitepaper included interviews with leading city representatives and an industry survey conducted throughout the Connected City ecosystem spanning 44 cities over 6 continents.

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GlobalReach Technology Launches Wi-Fi Services Division with Anacapa Acquisition

New team has recently-acquired Cloudessa and Anacapa experience at core

London – 28 October 2015 – GlobalReach Technology, the Wi-Fi authentication and provisioning software company, has acquired Anacapa Holdings and with it launches a new managed and professional services division, GlobalReach Services. The new international MSP will allow its service provider partners to design, deploy and support secure, reliable Wi-Fi using GlobalReach’s cloud software, Odyssys. The team is live in EMEA now and will expand into the US and Asia next year.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Announces WBA 2015 Wi-Fi Industry Award Winners

San Jose, CA – October 15, 2015 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance, the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in the Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G, is delighted to announce the winners of the WBA 2015 Wi-Fi Industry Awards. Open to the whole industry, the awards attracted entries from vendors and operators across the world.

The 10 Awards, across 5 categories, were judged independently of the WBA by a panel of preeminent analysts and industry experts led by Joe Madden of Mobile Experts. Two additional awards, The Chairman Awards, were voted for by WBA members and recognise the impactful influences that have been driving key initiatives in the Wi-Fi ecosystem over the past 12 months. The winners were announced at a gala awards dinner and networking event at the industry-leading Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Jose.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance and Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Partner to Expand Available Spectrum for Unlicensed Technologies

Initiative will see industry leading organisations and their members collaborate to drive innovation in unlicensed spectrum including TV white space

San Jose and Beaverton – October 15, 2015 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G, and the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), the Global Organisation advocating laws and regulation that will lead to more efficient and effective spectrum utilisation; today announced that they are to begin working together to promote and support the development of unlicensed wireless technologies, including TV white space.

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Next Generation Wi-Fi Comes to San Jose

NGH Live Experience at the Wi-Fi Global Congress

We envision a world in which the Next Gen Wi-Fi powers innovation through seamless Wi-Fi connectivity. And today that vision is becoming a reality in California. Previously enjoyed by thousands in Beijing, San Francisco, London and Barcelona, the Next Gen Wi-Fi Experience now comes to San Jose – the latest city to collaborate with the world’s leading operators and service providers – to showcase the benefits of a citywide integrated carrier Wi-Fi network.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Research Shows More than Half of Operators Plan to Deploy Carrier-grade Wi-Fi

Internet of Things, Smart Cities and Converged Services Driving Demand for Next Generation Wi-Fi

San Jose and Singapore – October 12, 2015 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G, today published its annual report on the state of the Wi-Fi ecosystem, compiled by global research company Maravedis-Rethink. The report reveals that 57% of Operators have firm timelines in place for the deployment of Carrier-Grade network architecture. In addition the research showed that by 2020 80% of respondents plan to have deployments in the areas if IoT/M2M, and more than half already have plans for Converged Services and Smart Cities.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Expands Further with 18 New Members

Leading operators and vendors among new members to join leading industry body helping drive development and deployment of next generation Wi-Fi

San Jose & Singapore – October 12, 2015 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G, today welcomed 18 new members, taking the number of new members in 2015 to over 40. The new members include; Bemol, BICS, Cibersys, Cirrent, Colony Networks, Docomo Pacific, Enforta, Mi-Fi Networks, Mitel, NetworkFX, Neustar, Openet, Panasonic, TeleWorld, VAST, Veniam, WIFIACTIVA and Zscaler, bringing the total WBA membership up to 125.

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Aptilo Networks Begins Rapid Expansion in the Americas

CTIA SUPER MOBILITY WEEK, LAS VEGAS – September 8, 2015 – Aptilo Networks is expanding its operations in the Americas, announcing several key hires and a consolidation of US-based operations to meet the growing demand for carrier Wi-Fi in the region.

This expansion comes on the heels of Aptilo’s 14th Stadium Wi-Fi win in North America, and a deployment enabling carrier Wi-Fi services for a large service provider in Canada.

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Delhi government joins hands with WBA Connected City Advisory Board enabling the vision for Connected Cities

WBA hosted its first WBA Vision Forum in India, discussing the role of effective Wi-Fi deployment in collaboration with the Delhi Government towards making Delhi a smart city.

New Delhi – August 13, 2015 – Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, in association with FICCI, hosted the WBA Vision Forum 2015 today at FICCI offices, Tansen Marg, New Delhi. WBA introduced its first initiative in India to discuss the transformational role of Wi-Fi in Connected City Deployments by bringing together close to 200 executives and experts from around the world, including Indian network operators, technology providers, senior government officials and regulators.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Announces Categories for Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2015

Awards to recognize and reward innovations and successes from across Wi-Fi ecosystem

Singapore and London – July 23, 2015 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, has announced that the WBA Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2015 are now open for entry. The awards recognize Wi-Fi innovations by operators, vendors, device manufacturers and innovations within the ecosystem.

The Wi-Fi Industry Awards are open to the entire industry and judged independently by a panel of esteemed analysts and industry experts. The awards will be presented to leading carriers in the Wi-Fi space at the gala awards dinner and networking event at the Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Jose in October 2015 at the Corinthian Grand Ballroom in downtown San Jose.

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