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Speaking with WBA Board Members: Dr. Derek Peterson, Boingo Wireless

In this new ongoing series, the WBA will be featuring interviews with the distinguished members of our Board of Directors. These interviews will contain answers to questions about a variety of topics, including the WBA’s many initiatives, the state of the ecosystem, and much more. For this installment, we sat down with Dr. Derek Peterson, Chief Technology Officer at Boingo Wireless. Dr. Peterson took the time to share his thoughts on the WBA’s many projects/initiatives, and also discussed the importance of the upcoming Wireless Global Congress and World Wi-Fi Day. […]

June 23rd, 2016|Blog|

World Wi-Fi Day Case Study – Mawingu Networks

World Wi-Fi Day is a unique worldwide initiative, organized by the Wireless Broadband Alliance under the leadership of the Connected City Advisory Board (CCAB), that saw its inaugural date take place on 20 June, 2016. It aims to celebrate and champion the significance of Wi-Fi in cities and communities around the world, while also drawing attention to the challenges faced in bridging the digital divide. Dozens of service providers and companies around the world are currently launching projects that will help “connect the unconnected,” and World Wi-Fi Day will serve as a platform for them to share their success stories, as well as seek additional support and funding if necessary. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Mawingu Networks Ltd. about two major initiatives in Kenya – Extend Internet Penetration, and Coverage Expansion. […]

June 21st, 2016|Blog|

World Wi-Fi Day Awards Shortlisted Nominees Announced!

For the inaugural World Wi-Fi Day, the WBA is honouring and recognizing several successful case studies of Wi-Fi deployments from around the world. These case studies provide strong examples of bridging the digital divide and ‘Connecting the Unconnected,’ and we couldn’t be prouder to announce the shortlists of nominees in the following categories: […]

June 20th, 2016|Blog|

Guest Editorial: We Need More Wi-Fi

This editorial was written by Jessica Rosenworcel, a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The original posting can be found here. Americans love Wi-Fi, plain and simple. On World Wi-Fi Day, it’s worth considering—how do we love Wi-Fi? Let us count the ways. […]

June 20th, 2016|Blog|

Fon Celebrates World Wi-Fi Day!

This blog post was submitted to the WBA by Fon. You know Wi-Fi has made it when... …it gets its very own holiday! Yes, the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s “World Wi-Fi Day” will officially be added to the calendar this year – and the date is June 20th, 2016. Here at Fon, we are thrilled about [...]

June 14th, 2016|Blog|

Speaking with WBA Board Members: Yusuke Hirayama, NTT DOCOMO USA, Inc.

In this new ongoing series, the WBA will be featuring interviews with the distinguished members of our Board of Directors. These interviews will contain answers to questions about a variety of topics, including the WBA’s many initiatives, the state of the ecosystem, and much more. For this installment, we had the pleasure of speaking to Yusuke Hirayama, Senior Vice-President, Business Development at NTT DOCOMO USA, INC. Yusuke took the time to answer some questions about the Wireless Global Congress in Liverpool, World Wi-Fi Day, and much more. […]

May 27th, 2016|Blog|

Speaking with WBA Board Members: Cole Reinwand, Comcast

In this new ongoing series, the WBA will be featuring interviews with the distinguished members of our Board of Directors. These interviews will contain answers to questions about a variety of topics, including the WBA’s many initiatives, the state of the ecosystem, and much more. For this installment, we spoke with Cole Reinwand, Vice-President XFINITY [...]

May 12th, 2016|Blog|

New WBA and GSMA Whitepaper Examines RADIUS and Diameter Protocols

In a previous whitepaper, the first collaboration between the GSMA and the WBA, the need of interworking between the RADIUS and Diameter protocols was identified as a key topic in regards to the seamless interoperability of Wi-Fi Roaming with cellular networks. Now, the organizations have come together once again to define an interworking translation between [...]

May 5th, 2016|Blog|

Catching up with WBA Member iBwave

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with WBA member iBwave and ask them a few questions. Benoit Fleury, VP Product Line Management, was kind enough to take the time to discuss what 2016 and beyond has in store for iBwave, and how their newest Wi-Fi product promises to play a key role in the company’s ongoing success. […]

March 28th, 2016|Blog|

Introduction to WBA Members: GlobalReach Technology

The Wireless Broadband Alliance is comprised of members who have come together to achieve a common goal: delivering an outstanding user experience thought next-generation Wi-Fi. We’re very proud to introduce you to these members, and give you a glimpse into their role within the WBA and the wireless ecosystem. This week, we’re profiling GlobalReach Technology – Mark Williamson, CEO, sat down with us and answered a few questions: […]

March 8th, 2016|Blog|
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