Demonstration to feature live Next Generation Hotspot compliant networks
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., November X, 2013 – Towerstream Corporation (NASDAQ: TWER), a leading 4G and Small Cell Rooftop Tower company, announced they will be using their existing network to support the WBA in an upcoming Wi-Fi live roaming experience to demonstrate the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA) Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) initiative at the Wi-Fi Global Congress in Beijing, China November 18th through the 21st.
The WBA will offer an exclusive look at Next Generation Hotspots. The Wi-Fi live roaming experience will be a collaborative experience from companies such as China Mobile, Cisco, Aicent and Towerstream Corp.
Network hosted by China Mobile and Cisco to allow attendees to participate in the full Next Generation Hotspot experience
Beijing – October 31th, 2013 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today announced that it will launch a live Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) experience during its Wi-Fi Global Congress in Beijing this November (18th-21st). The NGH compliant network will allow 13 operators including; AT&T, Boingo, BT, China Mobile, Fon, KT, NTT DOCOMO Inc, Orange, SK Telecom, True, Time Warner Cable, Portugal Telecom and Towerstream to demonstrate the full range of NGH capabilities at the event. The WBA has collaborated with China Mobile as host operator along with Aicent as their main hub provider and Cisco as the Wi-Fi network infrastructure provider, to execute this first live public deployment of its kind.
Accuris Networks Technology is Powering New Aircell’s Gogo Text & Talk Service on Business Aviation
October 23, 2013 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
DUBLIN & BOSTON — (EON: Enhanced Online News) — The award-winning AccuROAM™ platform is extending reliable, high-capacity Wi-Fi service to previously challenging environments like the air, the ocean and remote locations, Accuris Networks (www.accuris-networks.com) announced today. Many large worldwide cellular carriers already rely on technology from this innovator in Wi-Fi offload and roaming and the company recently added Aircell, a Gogo company and leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment and services, to business aviation. Using AccuROAM, Aircell just rolled out Gogo Text & Talk, the first service that lets air travellers perform end-to-end calling and texting on their smartphones using Wi-Fi as if they were on the ground.
STOCKHOLM and TAIPEI, TAIWAN – October 15, 2013 – Telecommunications systems integrator ELTA Technology and Aptilo Networks, the leading provider of mobile data offloading solutions, have partnered to enable Wi-Fi offloading to Chunghwa Telecom and FarEasTone, two of Taiwan’s tier 1 service providers.
They are using the Aptilo Service Management Platform™ (SMP) with Aptilo Wi-Fi Offloading solution and SIM Authentication Server™. Aptilo’s award-winning platform manages and delivers mobile data services for wireless networks. Aptilo SIM Authentication Server securely and automatically connects subscribers to the Wi-Fi network, for a seamless login and exceptional Wi-Fi offloading experience.
Join our expert Monica Paolini of Senza Fili in this 45-minutes webinar to understand the cost and revenue benefits that NGH will bring to fixed and mobile operators.
In early 2011, we joined forces with the GSMA to address the need for a simplified process that will facilitate roaming between Wi-Fi and cellular networks. We both shared an interest in improving the Wi-Fi experience for end users, as well as enabling data offload and roaming. During the first phase of our joint project, a Wi-Fi Roaming whitepaper was released to address the alignment of GSMA and WBA roaming procedures.
BandwidthX, the cloud based Wi-Fi marketplace, today announces the appointment of six members to its corporate Advisory Board. The board provides valuable perspective and recommendations to the executive team at BandwidthX in the areas of business development, market design, and international expansion.
- KT provides World’s First Wi-Fi Auto Roaming Service
- Wi-Fi Auto Roaming is available with one click for KT subscriber in Japan
- Wi-Fi Auto Roaming service free for 4,000 KT subscribers on a First-come, first-served basis
Those visiting Japan during Korean thanks giving day and business travellers may be able to take advantage of the world’s first commercial Wi-Fi auto roaming service between Korea and Japan and use it for free if they selected for the ‘Wi-Fi auto roaming customer group’ on the 16 of September 2013. KT Chairman, Lee Suk-Chae announced that this would be the World-first Wi-Fi auto roaming service between Korea and Japan.
Linktel Operates the Largest Independent Network of Hotspots in Brazil
STOCKHOLM and SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – September 19, 2013 – Brazilian telecommunications operator Linktel has deployed the Aptilo Service Management Platform™ (SMP) from Aptilo Networks. Aptilo SMP provides a carrier-class Wi-Fi service to enable and manage mobile data services across Linktel’s network of Wi-Fi hotspots.
Following a number of successful trials and increased operator interest, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) reveals its latest research on the potential ROI of NGH
Atlanta, USA – September 11th, 2013 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today announced the findings of its Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) business model report conducted with research firm Senza Fili. Interest in this technology has been fuelled by the world’s largest operators and vendors recently completing a number of advanced trials of NGH which led to the introduction of critical features such as seamless authentication; automatic network detection selection, adoption and secure access. This will ultimately give users easier access to a far greater number of public Wi-Fi access points around the world, without the need for usernames and passwords.