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Google’s Orion Wifi demonstrates the power to transform public Wi-Fi

In a move that underscores the importance of WBA OpenRoaming™, Google has unveiled Orion Wifi, a new platform for Wi-Fi Roaming developed in Area 120, Google’s in-house incubator for experimental products. Orion Wifi lets public venues – stores, office buildings, stadiums and other locations – sell Wi-Fi capacity to cellular carriers. Orion Wifi is


2020-10-13T16:32:15+01:00October 6th, 2020|WBA Press releases, WBA Blog|

New ASSIA Connectivity Management Platform Opens New Revenue Channels For Carriers

Enterprises around the world are continuing to grapple with ensuring Internet connectivity for employees who are working from home because of COVID-19. More than 10 million US employees – more than 15 percent of those working from home due to the pandemic – are suffering from daily internet connectivity issues at home.


2020-10-06T14:05:33+01:00September 28th, 2020|WBA Blog, Member Releases|

Looking Back at World Wi-Fi Day 2020

Every year on June 20, the Wireless Broadband Alliance, along with our members, partners, and the wider Wi-Fi ecosystem, come together to celebrate World Wi-Fi Day – an initiative where we raise awareness and work to “Connect the Unconnected.” In 2020, Wi-Fi has proven to be more important to the world at large than ever


2020-06-24T21:17:36+01:00June 24th, 2020|WBA Blog|

Member Case Study – Moving millions: Improving transit efficiency, resource optimization & public safety with real-time transit Wi-Fi data

The following text was provided by WBA member BAI Communications. Please visit their website to download your copy of the case study. Canadians across the country let out a collective cheer when the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA Basketball Championship in June 2019. The team’s home town erupted in celebration from the night of


2020-06-17T14:51:49+01:00June 15th, 2020|WBA Blog|

An Interview with WBA Member Purple

WBA Member Purple are a leading SaaS provider of Wi-Fi marketing and analytics who deliver to market through a global partner network. They work with most of the world's largest Service Providers and IT Resellers to give best-in-class guest WiFi and analytics to their customers, from SMB to Enterprise. We recently sat down with Purple’s


2020-05-13T18:33:51+01:00May 7th, 2020|WBA Blog|

Rising to The Challenge: How The Wireless Broadband Industry is Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

This article was written by Tiago Rodrigues, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance. 2020 is going to be a pivotal year for the wireless industry. On March 11th 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic as the number of global infections continued to rise. Since then, governments throughout the world have enforced


2020-04-23T15:47:08+01:00April 23rd, 2020|WBA Blog|

WBA Presents: An Interview with Inmarsat

As the pioneer and world leader in mobile satellite communications, Inmarsat has been powering global connectivity for four decades. They provide governments, commercial enterprises and humanitarian organisations with mission-critical voice and high-speed data communications on land, at sea and in the air - and recently, they officially became members of the Wireless Broadband Alliance! We


2020-03-19T16:02:38+00:00March 16th, 2020|WBA Blog|

Asia Telecom Summit – A Recap

The Wireless Broadband Alliance’s first event of 2020, the Asia Telecom Summit, took place last week in Singapore. Attendees were treated to a number of presentations from top companies and organizations from across the industry, with key focuses placed on Wi-Fi 6, RAN Convergence (5G & Wi-Fi), Smart City/State deployments, and more. Here’s a look


2020-02-10T21:39:17+00:00February 10th, 2020|WBA Blog|

Two New White Papers from WBA Member Eleven

Wireless Broadband Alliance member Eleven has recently released two white papers that the company wanted to share with our audience and the wider industry. See below for information and download links: The Definitive Guide to Central Wi-Fi Authentication for Hotel Brands Free, reliable Wi-Fi continues to be the #1 most desired amenity. Yet, hotel brands


2020-02-04T15:32:49+00:00February 4th, 2020|WBA Blog|

Guest Blog: Wi-Fi, LoRaWAN, and IoT Convergence

This blog was written by CommScope's Dennis Huang. A growing number of applications are accelerating the pace of IoT adoption. These applications are driving new benefits in many environments including intelligent buildings (lighting, HVAC, physical security, and asset tracking), healthcare (staff alerts, patient monitoring), and smart cities (smart parking and waste monitoring). But despite a


2020-01-21T14:06:31+00:00January 21st, 2020|WBA Blog|