Who We Are

Our Vision

WBA’s vision is to drive the seamless and interoperable services experience via Wi-Fi within the global wireless ecosystem.

Our Mission

Founded in 2003, our mission is to enable collaboration among service providers, technology companies and organizations in the industry who share the same vision. We undertake programs and activities that aim to address business & technical issues, as well as opportunities for member companies.

WBA work areas include advocacy, industry guidelines, trials and certification. Its key programs include NextGen Wi-Fi, 5G, IoT, Testing & Interoperability and Roaming, with member-led Work Groups dedicated to resolving standards and technical issues to promote end-to-end services and accelerate business opportunities.

Our Members

WBA’s membership is comprised of major operators and leading technology companies, including Broadcom, BSNL, Deutsche Telekom AG, Facebook, Google, HPE Aruba, Huawei, Microsoft, Ruckus, Shaw, SK Telecom and T-Mobile US.

The WBA Board includes AT&T, Boingo Wireless, BT, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Intel, KT Corporation, NTT DOCOMO and Orange. For a complete list of current WBA members, please click here.

 

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Key objectives

  1. Share and promote thought-leadership and industry insights realized through the bi-annual WBA Wireless Global Congress, Industry Awards, Innovation Showcase, analyst and media briefing sessions, Global Wi-Fi Industry Report, Connected City Advisory Board (CCAB) and World Wi-Fi Day.
  2. Foster and enhance ecosystem engagement realized through joint initiatives with key industry forums (GSMA, Wi-Fi Alliance, LoRa, NGMN), end-to-end ecosystem testing & trials, City Wi-Fi roaming, global Wi-Fi roaming initiative, quarterly members’ working sessions, executive dialogue sessions, industry workshops and seminars, and Accelerator Program.
  3. Define and develop operator best practice realized through technical interoperability specifications, Carrier Wireless Services Certification (CWSC) testing program, white papers, Wi-Fi Deployment Guidelines.

Liaison relationships

WBA has active programs to engage with relevant wireless broadband forums in supporting harmonized technical development in the ecosystem.  The industry forums with which WBA has established links are listed here:

Wi-Fi Forum of South Africa
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