Wireless Broadband Alliance Research Shows Improved Customer Experience a Key Driver for Carrier Wi-Fi Investment

70% of survey respondents said key motivation for deploying Carrier Wi-Fi is to improve customer experience; 41% also cited it as most important driver for NGH Investment

Singapore – December 2nd, 2014 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today published a report on the Wi-Fi hotspot market compiled by global research company Maravedis-Rethink. The annual survey revealed that 70% of respondents said a key motivation for deploying carrier-grade Wi-Fi in their systems would be to improve customer experience and therefore increase subscriber retention. In addition, 41% cited this as the single most important driver to invest in NGH, ahead of offload.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2014 Winners Announced

Wi-Fi Global Congress – San Francisco, US – 9th October 2014 – 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 2014. 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 San Francisco.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Brings Together Industry to Accelerate Community Wi-Fi Deployments

Alliance Joins Forces with over 20 Major Industry Players and a number of Industry Associations to Produce Best Practice Guidelines and Highlight Use Cases

San Francisco & Singapore – September 24th, 2014 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today announced new measures to accelerate the deployment of Community Wi-Fi networks where subscribers allow part of the capacity of their residential gateway to be open to casual use. The WBA has published a whitepaper that details Community Wi-Fi service levels, network architectures, and implementation details, as well as sharing case studies from existing providers. This is the result of nine months of collaboration with over 20 major players in the Wi-Fi ecosystem and the next step will be to send the whitepaper to a number of Industry forums for review. They include 3GPP, Broadband Forum, CableLabs, GSMA, IEEE, NGMN, Small Cell Forum and Wi-Fi Alliance.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Announces Significant Progress in NGH Developments and Deployments

Global Deployments Ramping as 20 Carriers Demonstrate NGH Developments at Wi-Fi Global Congress San Francisco using latest Passpoint Equipment

San Francisco & Singapore – September 22 2014 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today announced significant advances in Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) deployments including 12 live commercial NGH deployments from WBA member operators from the US (Boingo, Towerstream, Time Warner Cable), Asia (KT, NTT DOCOMO, SKT, Telkom Indonesia), Europe (Orange), South America (Linktel) and the Middle East (Mobily), supported by infrastructure vendor members such as Aruba Networks, Cisco and Ruckus Wireless. These developments, and the others in the pipeline, show that the adoption and deployment of NGH and Passpoint network equipment and devices is becoming increasingly mainstream with more operators looking set to follow suit in the coming years.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Welcomes 14 New Members from Across the Globe

Telstra, Alcatel-Lucent, Mobily, Gemalto, Telus & Broadcom amongst others sign up to the global network body to drive Carrier Wi-Fi

Singapore – August 27, 2014 –
The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today announced that 14 new members have joined its efforts to unite the ecosystem and progress the development of Carrier Wi-Fi throughout the world. Since January 2014, new members include Airi Ventures, Alcatel-Lucent, BAI, Broadcom, Charter Communications, DigiCert, Elitecore, Gemalto, Global Reach, Liberty Global, Linktel, Mobily, Telstra and Telus. They join at a pivotal time when Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) networks are now a commercial reality and operators are reaping the benefits of an improved carrier-grade of Wi-Fi.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance Reveals Speaker Program for Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco

The Congress will feature speakers from City & County of San Francisco, City of San Jose, Primera Capital, Microsoft, Google, AT&T Foundry, Comcast, Broadcom and many more.

Singapore – July 29th, 2014 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today revealed the agenda and named the key sponsors of its Wi-Fi Global Congress that will take place at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco from the 6-10th October 2014. The dedicated 2-day event will bring together over 500 key influencers from across the wireless ecosystem to discuss the future of Carrier Wi-Fi. Ruckus Wireless and Cisco have been named as the Principal Sponsors; Devicescape is the Premier Sponsor; and Aptilo and Global Reach Technology are Associate Sponsors for this event.

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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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