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.
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.
June 18, 2014 (London, UK) BSG Wireless, a subsidiary of Billing Services Group Limited (‘BSG’), recognized as a leading provider of Wi-Fi solutions for delivering proven and reliable managed services into the growing Wi-Fi ecosystem, announced today a major partnership agreement with Tutela Technologies, a leading provider of real-time network quality analytics.
The partnership with Tutela will extend the capabilities of BSG’s Wi-Fi Hotspot Finder and Connection Client solutions with consumer experience monitoring. This will provide BSG’s global customer base of mobile carriers and network operators access to comprehensive analytic reports for network planning, management and marketing.
The WBA is pleased to announce the results of its June Board Elections that took place during its second Working Session of 2014 in Tokyo. Over 68% of the eligible electors in the Alliance cast their vote and the official WBA Board Members are as follows:
STOCKHOLM – June 9, 2014 – Anticipating a surge of user activity surrounding 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, three operators in Brazil are working with Aptilo Networks, the leading provider of mobile data offloading solutions, to enable Wi-Fi offloading and carrier Wi-Fi throughout the country and in Maracanã Stadium – the venue for the World Cup Final – for the millions of guests expected to attend this global sporting event.
This week, the WBA not only welcomed its members to its second working session of 2014 in Tokyo, but also announced the winners of its Members Recognition Awards. These awards have been designed to reward those who have made significant contributions to WBA projects over the past 12 months. The three categories are:
- Leadership award (for Workgroup Chairs or Co-Chair)
- Project Leadership awards (for project leads)
- Contributor award (open to all members that did an outstanding contribution)
STOCKHOLM – June 3, 2014 – Switzerland’s leading telecoms provider Swisscom has selected Aptilo Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class Wi-Fi service management and offloading solutions, to provide service management to support future development of their Wi-Fi offerings. The Aptilo Service Management Platform™ (SMP) has been integrated with Swisscom’s existing systems, giving Swisscom the flexibility to leverage new technologies and deploy new services easily.
The WBA is currently gearing up to welcome members to its second working session of 2014, taking place on June 4-6 in the vibrant city of Tokyo. This focused 3-day assembly, co-hosted by NTT DOCOMO, will bring together the Alliance membership from across the wireless ecosystem to work on a variety of WBA initiatives, as well as review other projects that are being developed within the Wi-Fi industry.
The World’s Leading Carrier Wi-Fi Event Will be Returning to San Francisco; Supported by Cisco, Ruckus, DeviceScape & Aptilo
Singapore – May 27th, 2014 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, has announced the return of its Wi-Fi Global Congress to San Francisco. The WBA’s second Carrier Wi-Fi event of the year will take place on the 7-10th October 2014 at the Palace Hotel. The dedicated 4-day summit will act as a crucial meeting place for over 500 key influencers from across the wireless ecosystem looking to drive Carrier Wi-Fi.
Boingo’s Cellular Distributed Antenna System and Wi-Fi Networks to Enhance Fan Experience at the Southeast’s Premier Sports and Entertainment Venue
LOS ANGELES and ATLANTA – May 21, 2014 – Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, and Philips Arena, one of the top concert and event venues in North America and home of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, today announced an exclusive wireless network partnership.