Wireless Broadband Alliance and Small Cell Forum Agree on Architecture for Integrated Small Cell & Wi-Fi Networks

Joint task force draws on extensive industry cooperation to define interfaces, architecture and deployment approaches

Singapore and London – February 4, 2016 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G, and the Small Cell Forum (SCF), the organisation working to drive the wide-scale adoption of small cells and accelerate the delivery of integrated HetNets, today published the first comprehensive technical documentation, assessment and specification of the architecture & interfaces for integrated small cell and ‘trusted’ Wi-Fi (ISW) networks.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches Inaugural World Wi-Fi- Day

New initiative to highlight and bridge the worldwide digital divide

Singapore – January 14, 2016 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance today launched World Wi-Fi Day, an initiative that will accelerate affordable wireless connectivity around the world. Taking place on 20th June, and with the full backing of the Connected City Advisory Board, World Wi-Fi Day will focus industry, policy and public attention on addressing the divide between connected and unconnected societies. The Wireless Broadband Alliance is encouraging cities, government bodies, fixed and mobile operators, technology vendors, Internet giants and service providers, as well as retailers, to come together to deliver connectivity to everyone, everywhere.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance White Paper Shines Light on Monetization Potential of Wi-Fi Roaming for Operators

Alliance Members Including AT&T, Boingo, BT, Cisco, Comcast, NTT DOCOMO, Liberty Global and Orange Detail the Commercial Advantages and Technical Aspects of Making Wi-Fi Service Available to All Devices, Everywhere

Singapore – December 2, 2015 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the leading global industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in Public Wi-Fi services, today published a comprehensive white paper outlining the commercial potential and technical aspects of Wi-Fi Roaming. It includes details of technical options and roaming business models, leveraging insights from leading global operators within the ecosystem who have already deployed their Next Generation Hotspot networks and established wireless roaming agreements. The white paper was prepared by Alliance members including telecoms giants AT&T, Boingo, BT, Comcast, NTT DOCOMO, Liberty Global and Orange and key technology partners & hub providers Accuris Network, Point Dume/ AIRI HK, BSG Wireless, Cisco, CableLabs, iPass and Syniverse.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Whitepaper Outlines Wi-Fi’s Central Role in Smart Cities

Connected City Advisory Board research shows 75% of cities have plans in place to significantly increase investment in Wi-Fi

Singapore – November 3, 2015 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G, today published the first whitepaper prepared by its Connected City Advisory Board (CCAB), outlining the status of City Wi-Fi around the world. The whitepaper reveals that activity in Wi-Fi is at an unprecedented level as cities seek expert assistance to deploy the technology; with over 75% of respondents saying they have plans in place to significantly increase investment in Wi-Fi. The whitepaper included interviews with leading city representatives and an industry survey conducted throughout the Connected City ecosystem spanning 44 cities over 6 continents.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Announces WBA 2015 Wi-Fi Industry Award Winners

San Jose, CA – October 15, 2015 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance, the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in the Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G, is delighted to announce the winners of the WBA 2015 Wi-Fi Industry Awards. Open to the whole industry, the awards attracted entries from vendors and operators across the world.

The 10 Awards, across 5 categories, were judged independently of the WBA by a panel of preeminent analysts and industry experts led by Joe Madden of Mobile Experts. Two additional awards, The Chairman Awards, were voted for by WBA members and recognise the impactful influences that have been driving key initiatives in the Wi-Fi ecosystem over the past 12 months. The winners were announced at a gala awards dinner and networking event at the industry-leading Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Jose.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance and Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Partner to Expand Available Spectrum for Unlicensed Technologies

Initiative will see industry leading organisations and their members collaborate to drive innovation in unlicensed spectrum including TV white space

San Jose and Beaverton – October 15, 2015 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G, and the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), the Global Organisation advocating laws and regulation that will lead to more efficient and effective spectrum utilisation; today announced that they are to begin working together to promote and support the development of unlicensed wireless technologies, including TV white space.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Research Shows More than Half of Operators Plan to Deploy Carrier-grade Wi-Fi

Internet of Things, Smart Cities and Converged Services Driving Demand for Next Generation Wi-Fi

San Jose and Singapore – October 12, 2015 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G, today published its annual report on the state of the Wi-Fi ecosystem, compiled by global research company Maravedis-Rethink. The report reveals that 57% of Operators have firm timelines in place for the deployment of Carrier-Grade network architecture. In addition the research showed that by 2020 80% of respondents plan to have deployments in the areas if IoT/M2M, and more than half already have plans for Converged Services and Smart Cities.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Expands Further with 18 New Members

Leading operators and vendors among new members to join leading industry body helping drive development and deployment of next generation Wi-Fi

San Jose & Singapore – October 12, 2015 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G, today welcomed 18 new members, taking the number of new members in 2015 to over 40. The new members include; Bemol, BICS, Cibersys, Cirrent, Colony Networks, Docomo Pacific, Enforta, Mi-Fi Networks, Mitel, NetworkFX, Neustar, Openet, Panasonic, TeleWorld, VAST, Veniam, WIFIACTIVA and Zscaler, bringing the total WBA membership up to 125.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Announces Shortlist for the WBA 2015 W-Fi Industry Awards

Singapore and San Jose – September 28, 2015 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance, the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in the Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G, is proud to announce the shortlist for the WBA 2015 Wi-Fi Industry Awards.  Open to the whole industry, the awards have this year attracted entries from vendors and operators from around the world.

The 10 Awards, across 5 categories, have been judged independently of the WBA by a panel of preeminent analysts and industry experts led by Joe Madden of Mobile Experts. Two additional awards, The Chairman Awards, are voted for by WBA members and recognise the impactful influences that have been driving key initiatives in the Wi-Fi ecosystem over the past 12 months. The winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner and networking event at the Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Jose taking place on the 14 October 2015.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Announces Speakers for Wi-Fi Global Congress 2015 from Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Boingo, BT, Ericsson, iPass, Ruckus Wireless and Cities of San Francisco, San Jose and New York

The driving force behind next generation Wi-Fi welcomes industry pioneers to discuss role of Wi-Fi & unlicensed technologies in enabling key market opportunities across IoT, Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G.

San Jose – September 7, 2015 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G has announced further details of its biannual Wi-Fi Global Congress (WGC) to take place at the San Jose Convention Centre. The fourth Congress will take place on 12-15st October 2015 and will see more than 500 operators, analysts, media and key influencers in attendance. Speakers will include Mayor of San Jose Sam Liccardo, as well as CIO-level representatives from San Francisco and New York, senior representatives from AT&T, BT, Cisco and Sprint and the CEOs of iPass and Ruckus Wireless.

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