Purple: GDPR Compliant, New Profile Portal, and an Interesting Experiment

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with WBA member Purple and ask them a few questions. Gavin Wheeldon, CEO, was kind enough to take the time to speak with us and shed some light on a very interesting experiment that the company recently tried. […]

July 25th, 2017|Blog|

City Wi-Fi Roaming Project: Connecting the networks of major cities around the world this summer

Picture this: you’re on summer vacation in Barcelona, and while walking throughout the city, you’re able to seamlessly and securely roam between various Wi-Fi networks. Essentially, you’ll be able to enjoy consistent connectivity at all times – this is the City Wi-Fi Roaming Project! From June until the end of August, residents and visitors of [...]

July 18th, 2017|Blog|

A Conversation with Veniam

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with WBA member Veniam and ask them a few questions. João Barros, CEO & Founder, was kind enough to take the time to discuss what 2017 and beyond has in store for Veniam. […]

July 10th, 2017|Blog|

The Wireless Global Congress is coming to the City that Never Sleeps!

The Wireless Broadband Alliance hosts the Wireless Global Congress twice a year and is a highlight for operators, network management providers, city planners, device manufacturers, and other companies in the wireless ecosystem. Our most recent Congress took place this past May in London, and as our first major event of 2017, it was a runaway [...]

June 29th, 2017|Blog|

Digital Inclusion – Key to Prosperous & Smart Cities

At the dawn of the 5G and the Internet of Everything era, one would easily assume that most people are already well connected with broadband access, especially in urban areas. If things and clothes are becoming connected, then the large majority of humans must naturally be so already? […]

June 21st, 2017|Blog|

World WiFi Day – 20th June – How are you getting involved?

Get Involved! Whether you are amongst the billions of users who simply love Wi-Fi or your organisation is a stakeholder in the global Wi-Fi ecosystem, World Wi-Fi Day on 20th June is for you! […]

June 19th, 2017|Blog|

EU Reaches Agreement on Groundbreaking Initiative to address the Digital Divide

Last week, the European Parliament, Council and Commission came to an agreement that will support the installation of free Wi-Fi hotspots in towns and local communities across the EU. […]

June 7th, 2017|Blog|

Unlocking Interoperability for successful IoT Deployments

IDC predicts that the worldwide installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints will grow from 14.9 billion at the end of 2016 to more than 82 billion in 2025. At this rate, the Internet of Things may soon be as indispensable as the Internet itself. Cisco has also put the value of the global IoT market at $14.4 trillion for 2022. However, the debate is still open as to how such a market value will be shared by providers of devices, apps, services, and connectivity. […]

June 6th, 2017|Blog|

Wi-Fi Roaming – from ‘old school’ to ‘new opportunities’

In a data-driven world, mobile workers need high-speed, high-quality Internet connectivity for a host of business tasks, including downloading presentations, sharing large files, and accessing cloud-based applications and Unified Communications tools. And when it comes to getting connected, mobile workers have already shown a clear preference for Wi-Fi over cellular networks, which are more expensive.  [...]

May 3rd, 2017|Blog|

QoS for Successful Converged Networks

1. Background: Whether on cellular or Wi-Fi networks, customers want the best connected experience at the best price. They expect the same quality of service no matter what network they are connected to. Carriers need to respond to that fundamental requirement by implementing consistent quality of service (QoS) mechanisms across various networks in order to [...]

April 13th, 2017|Blog|