WBA’s vision is to drive the seamless and interoperable services experience via Wi-Fi within the global wireless ecosystem.
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. Our key programs include Next Gen Wi-Fi, 5G, IoT, Roaming, Testing & Interoperability with Work Groups led by the membership that aim to resolve standards and technical issues while supporting end-to-end services and accelerate business opportunities.
1. Define and develop best practice for service providers to accelerate the delivery of state-of-the-art Wi-Fi Services for Carriers, Consumers, Enterprises and Cities realized through business guidelines, technical specifications, service standards, compliance guides, field trials and testing programs, certification and deployment guidelines.
3. Foster and enhance ecosystem engagement and adoption of the latest Wi-Fi and adjacent technologies realized through joint initiatives with key industry forums (GSMA, HTNG, LoRa Alliance, NGMN, Wi-Fi Alliance, etc.), Regulators and Policy Makers among others Wi-Fi ecosystem players.
WBA actively engages and works 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:
WBA’s membership includes major fixed operators such as AT&T, BT, Broadcom, BSNL, Deutsche Telekom AG, Facebook, Google, HPE Aruba, Huawei, Microsoft, Ruckus Networks, SK Telecom, T-Mobile US, and other major companies from around the world.
The WBA Board includes AT&T, Boingo Wireless, Broadcom, BT, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom AG, GlobalReach Technology, Intel, KT Corporation, Reliance Jio and SK Telecom. For a complete list of current WBA members, please click here.