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Wi-Fi Sensing

Wi-Fi Sensing is a new technology which enables motion detection, gesture recognition as well as biometric measurement by using existing Wi-Fi signals. It creates opportunities for service providers within the home security, health care, enterprise, and building automation/management markets and many more.

Wi-Fi Sensing technology and its applications are new with no standard that is specific to this technology. While some applications can be enabled using existing standards, there are technology gaps that limit the range of applications. Some of these gaps may be addressed via proprietary means, however such an approach would inhibit interoperability, integration, and deployment. Alternatively, there could be opportunities for the introduction of new capabilities into the Wi-Fi standards. Standard support would allow for more efficient handling of existing use-cases and enable new use-cases previously not possible.

This Wi-Fi Sensing Whitepaper provides an overview of the Wi-Fi Sensing technology, classifies the Wi-Fi Sensing use cases and requirements, and identifies the gaps in Wi-Fi standards which would lead to the enhancement of the technology and ease of deployment if those gaps are addressed. Furthermore, the paper shares a Home Monitoring case study as an example application is presented, examining topics related to testing.

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WBA Annual Industry Report 2020

Today there are over 9 billion Wi-Fi devices globally; This is easily the most dynamic time for anyone involved with Wi-Fi – from service providers to technology vendors – as the industry addresses massive opportunities from Wi-Fi 6 and unlicensed spectrum to 5G convergence, Wi-Fi roaming and IoT. Wi-Fi is a multi-billion dollar industry which reaches into every area of our lives, in home, at work and leisure and increasingly in the way machines talk to each other (IoT).

With non-stop innovation in the industry, Wi-Fi will continue its incredible growth creating both opportunities and challenges and in this year’s Annual Industry Report we take a look at the key take-outs for 2019 and look ahead over the next 18-24 months as Wi-Fi keeps evolving, powering new devices and applications, and reaching new users. Never has there been a more exciting time – so if you haven’t already, join the Wi-Fi revolution!

01 - 10 - 19  |  Industry Reports

Captive Network Portal Standards

The Captive Network Portal Standards white paper defines some existing use cases, aligns user experience (UX), presents practices to consider and provides suggested guidelines for future features that can be adopted as a unified standard by client devices, client manufacturers and network hardware manufacturers.

This paper includes:

· How the current operating systems behave by Client, OS, and Version

· Key use cases for NGH/Passpoint™ with monetization opportunities

· Illustration of pre-authorization connectivity & onboarding process

· Recommendation for enhancing clients and onboarding user experience and future features

07 - 08 - 19  |  WBA white papers

Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) Wi-Fi Roaming Guidelines

Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) is WBA’s accomplishment of an end-to-end Wi-Fi Roaming experience, achieving the seamless, secure and interoperable experience set as a benchmark by the Wi-Fi industry. This white paper examines the business case for NGH and Wi-Fi Roaming, and also provides a detailed breakdown of the building blocks needed for setting up quality roaming services. It outlines a number of successful trials and demos, and explores the ways in which WBA and its members are working to ensure that the technology continues to evolve.

24 - 07 - 19  |  Specifications & guidelines

Understanding The Global Implications Of Wi-Fi 6 & 6GHz

WBA’s latest white paper explores the implications of opening the 6GHz band to Wi-Fi by first clarifying what Wi-Fi 6 is and then by detailing how Wi-Fi will make use of this added spectrum. It explores the benefits and challenges of doing so, and it strives to address concerns raised by providers of public utilities, public safety and wireless backhaul, all of whom currently use the 6GHz band for vital microwave communications.

17 - 07 - 19  |  Wi-Fi 6 Resources, WBA white papers

WGC Atlanta Opening Address

JR Wilson – AT&T and Chairman of WBA: May 22, 2019

29 - 05 - 19  |  Atlanta 2019 Presentations

Next Generation Access

Matt MacPherson – Cisco4th Industrial Revolution: Power of Wi-Fi 6 in the 5G Era for Carriers, Enterprises and Cities – May 22, 2019

29 - 05 - 19  |  Atlanta 2019 Presentations

2019 Wi-Fi 6: Mission Critical Technology

Eric McLaughlin – IntelMay 22, 2019

29 - 05 - 19  |  Atlanta 2019 Presentations

Advanced Wi-Fi Interference Mitigation

Doron Ezri – HuaweiEnterprise Wireless – Driving the Opportunities and Business Case for 2019 – May 22, 2019

29 - 05 - 19  |  Atlanta 2019 Presentations

Wi-Fi at 20

Edgar Figueroa – Wi-Fi AllianceEnterprise Wireless – Driving the Opportunities and Business Case for 2019 – May 22, 2019

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