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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Wireless Broadband Alliance Reveals Speaker Program for Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco

The Congress 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.

Singapore – July 29th, 2014 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today revealed 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. 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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The 2014 WBA Wi-Fi Industry Awards: Last year’s winners

It’s impossible to count the many ways in which the digital revolution has impacted modern life. Technologies like mobile and the cloud are being embraced everywhere from office space meeting rooms to the average consumer’s home – and t hey’re drastically changing how we go about our lives. It could easily be argued that Wi-Fi is the main driving force behind this shift towards a more convenient life; it powers the apps we use, the web-based storage solutions we depend on and, to a growing extent, our primary methods of communication.

In order for the Wi-Fi ecosystem to continue supporting the rise of other technologies, though, innovation must be the main ambition. The WBA Wi-Fi Industry Awards act as an annual celebration of the companies that achieve this, and in 2013 the list of winners comprised some of the industry’s biggest names.

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Could You be the Next Winner of a WBA Wi-Fi Industry Award?

The call to enter the third WBA Wi-Fi Industry Awards has begun and the Alliance is already receiving submissions for the 2014 accolades to be announced at the Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco on 9th October. These awards will recognize and celebrate the culture of achievement across the Wi-Fi industry over the past 12 months where the categories will focus on innovation in services, devices and technologies, which have collectively enabled the remarkable progress of the Carrier Wi-Fi ecosystem that we see today.

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Elitecore Enables Menatelecom to offer the first Nationwide LTE Service in the kingdom of Bahrain

Mumbai and Dubai, June 24, 2014

Elitecore Technologies, a leading provider of Integrated Policy, Charging and Revenue Management solutions, announces that its LTE revenue and customer management platform has successfully enabled Menatelecom, Bahrain to implement its LTE Network roll-out in coexistence with its ongoing WiMAX Network. Supporting up to 200,000 subscribers, Elitecore platform has supported complete WiMAX-to-LTE Transformation for Menatelecom by upgrading the existing Elitecore WiMAX platform to support LTE + WiMAX components through cost-effective integration with 3rd party Evolved Packet Core (LTE-EPC) components achieving smooth activation of multiple prepaid-postpaid services such as Voice, Data and bundled offerings (LTE + WiMAX services). The Elitecore platform was ready to go live in just 3 months.

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