Wireless Broadband Alliance’s Wi-Fi Global Congress Returns to Silicon Valley

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.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance and Wi-Fi Alliance® to demonstrate Wi-Fi® roaming at WBA Carrier Wi-Fi Summit at Mobile World Congress

Organizations continue to collaborate on Carrier Wi-Fi solutions

Singapore and Austin, Texas, February 17 2014 – Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and Wi-Fi Alliance® will co-host a demonstration of Wi-Fi® roaming at Mobile World Congress next week in association with the WBA Carrier Wi-Fi Summit hosted onsite. Visitors to the demonstration will be able to experience seamless network authentication where a number of the latest Passpoint devices will be made available for attendees to roam on to the demonstration network. Supported by 18 operators, the demonstration offers an exclusive look at a live WBA Next Generation Hotspot network using Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint™ equipment from seven vendors, and reflects significant momentum toward industry-standard easy-to-use Wi-Fi hotspots and roaming.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Unites Industry Stakeholders to Define Carrier Wi-Fi

Driving a Cellular-Like Wi-Fi Experience for End-Users and Closer Network Integration

Singapore – February 14th, 2014 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today unveiled a comprehensive definition of Carrier Wi-Fi, to help drive closer alignment with its cellular counterparts. Carrier Wi-Fi is seen by operators as an important step to improving the Wi-Fi user experience, as it is increasingly used for cellular offload and delivering new services. The WBA has identified the requirements that a Carrier Wi-Fi network needs to provide a consistent user experience, have fully integrated end-to-end network capabilities and offer advanced network management.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Reveals Final Agenda, Industry Partners and Sponsors for ‘Carrier Wi-Fi Summit’ at MWC 2014

Dedicated Summit to feature Speakers Including AT&T, China Mobile, Comcast, Facebook, GSMA, Jasper Wireless, Korea Telecom & Orange

Singapore – January 23, 2014 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today announced the final agenda and named the key sponsors of its inaugural Carrier Wi-Fi Summit that will take place in Hall 8.0 on the 24-27th February during Mobile World Congress 2014. The dedicated four-day summit, with industry partners the GSMA and Wi-Fi Alliance® and WiMax Forum, will bring together over 500 key influencers from across the wireless ecosystem to discuss the future of Carrier Wi-Fi. Ruckus Wireless has been named as the Principal Sponsor and Devicescape is the Premier Sponsor for this event. Other sponsors include BT, BSG and iPass as Roamfest Sponsors, Boingo as Networking Reception Sponsor and AT&T, Arqiva, Boingo, Cisco, Korea Telecom and NTT DOCOMO are Conference Sponsors.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2013 Winners Announced

Wi-Fi Global Congress – Beijing, China – 20th November 2013 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today announced the winners of the WBA Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2013. The awards recognize Wi-Fi innovations by operators, vendors, device manufacturers and new ventures within the industry. The awards were presented today at a gala awards dinner and networking event at Wi-Fi Global Congress in Beijing.
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Wireless Broadband Alliance and 13 Operators to Enable ‘NGH Live’ at Wi-Fi Global Congress Beijing

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.

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Next Generation Hotspot Wi-Fi Technology to Account for $150 Billion in Operator Revenue by 2018

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.

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TeleSemana.com, Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and Small Cell Forum (SCF) Launch Dedicated HetNet Channel to Keep Latin American Operators Informed about New Developments

Buenos Aires, Singapore, London – Monday 5th August, 2013 – TeleSemana.com, the Wireless Broadband Alliance, the Small Cell Forum have announced a partnership and the launch of a dedicated HetNet channel containing exclusive multimedia content aimed at serving the Latin American telecoms industry.

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