WBA has launched Carrier Wireless Services Certification (CWSC) is a testing program for members (and sponsor partners) providing unprecedented capabilities to test the end-to-end Carrier wireless ecosystem to guarantee that the service operation and user experience is consistent. The program allows carriers and vendors to independently test and certify devices. The program utilizes WBA Authorised Test Labs, working with Members and their partners to simulate end customer usability in a real network environment to ensure that devices are ready for worldwide commercial deployments, reducing customer support time for carriers and time to market for vendors.
Target Audience includes WBA members, Device vendors, device service provider, Wi-Fi advocates, industry analysts, Wi-Fi operators, Cellular Operators, networking equipment providers.
For Carriers – test and validate wireless services saving extensive in-house testing.
For Vendors – validate carriers requirements in order to facilitate sales and save testing resources.
This program provides specific framework for the Wi-Fi industry to perform end-to-end testing of operators’ requirements with sustainable model to support end to end NGH compliancy testing on an on-going basis.
For Carriers, the CWSC program offers the ability to test and validate their wireless services instead of performing in- testing.
For Technology Providers, the program offers them a platform to validate carrier requirements from a range of different service providers, to reduce time to market and expedite sales efforts as well as save valuable testing resources.
Tests are run based on the same principles of the Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) Trials but they are now run on independent fashion by recognized testing labs in equal scenario as performed on the different phases of the NGH Trials.