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|

5G, Smart Cities, and More Take Center Stage in Barcelona

And yet another Mobile World Congress has come and gone. The 2016 event saw record-breaking attendance, and while a public transportation strike threatened to throw a wrench into the works, MWC was a great success – for the ecosystem itself, and for the Wireless Broadband Alliance. […]

March 2nd, 2016|Blog|

Looking Back and Looking Ahead: 2015, 2016 and Beyond for the WBA

With 2016 now in full swing , it provides a great opportunity for us to reflect on 2015, and what was another fantastic year for the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and its members. 2015 saw the WBA continue to grow in both size and stature, with over 40 new members bringing the total membership to 135, consolidating the Alliance’s position as the world’s foremost authority on Next Generation Wi-Fi and its use by operators, service providers, cities and venues to create a more seamlessly connected world. […]

February 4th, 2016|Blog|

Cisco’s Annual Virtual Networking Index (VNI) Reveals Intriguing Stats

With the release of Cisco’s Virtual Networking Index (VNI), a number of intriguing and significant statistics have been brought to light. As the WBA and the ecosystem look ahead to 2020, it is important to have an understanding of these facts, as they will undoubtedly play a key role in how the ecosystem is shaped for years to come. […]

February 4th, 2016|Blog|

WBA Chairman JR Wilson Speaks on World Wi-Fi Day

The Wireless Broadband Alliance recently launched World Wi-Fi Day, a new initiative that will accelerate affordable wireless connectivity around the world. Taking place on Monday, June 20, 2016, the idea for World Wi-Fi Day was originally conceived by WBA Board Adisor Reza Jafari, and it has since grown into an initiative that will undoubtedly be one of the WBA’s biggest of the year. […]

January 25th, 2016|Blog|

Guest Blog: Smart Analytics Fills in Big Data Analytics Blanks

This blog was submitted to the WBA by Gunnar Almgren, Senior Product Manager, Smartphone Software at Birdstep. Now that the EU has confirmed data roaming surcharges will end on June 15th, 2017, it is time for MNOs not just in Europe but around the whole world to plan for an era where mobile data is no longer a big revenue earner in its own right. The EU move will boost roaming in Europe, while elsewhere SIM swaps will continue to be popular as a way of gaining temporary access to local networks at affordable prices. For the home MNO, such roaming and SIM swapping might appear like lost revenue opportunity but it does bring one great potential benefit in being able to gain valuable insights into competitors. This can be done providing the client device is capable of monitoring service performance and user activity in the background while the user roams and then passing this data on to the home MNO for analysis. There is then the possibility of benchmarking the MNOs providing the inbound roaming services in the visited countries, enabling both data performance and network coverage to be quite thoroughly monitored. […]

December 21st, 2015|Blog|

A Strong Night for Ruckus Wireless at the 2015 Wi-Fi Industry Awards

The evening of the 2015 WBA Wi-Fi Industry Awards was a very good one for Ruckus Wireless, as the California-based company took home two trophies: Best Wi-Fi Enabled Consumer Electronics Device and/or Service (for Hotspot 2.0 Release 2), and the WBA Chairman Award – Technology Partner Category. […]

December 10th, 2015|Blog|