We are here to drive seamless and interoperable service experiences via Wi-Fi

WBA programs are designed to address the most prominent market requirements and opportunities identified by our Members. Our end-goal is to enable members to deliver frictionless services and accelerate time-to-market while guaranteeing a user experience that is seamless, secure and interoperable.

5G WORK GROUP

The objective of the 5G Work Group is to develop a global converged 5G & Wi-Fi architecture, address policy and business issues at a system level and develop 5G ecosystem end-to-end trials.

NIGEL BIRD

Orange,
Chair

MARK GRAYSON

Cisco Systems,
Co-Chair

FLORIN BABOESCU

Broadcom,
Co-Chair

NEXTGEN WORK GROUP

The objective of the Next Gen Work is to accelerate the adoption of new Wi-Fi generations, drive industry engagements and address business opportunities that are transversal to industry verticals supported by the Wi-Fi industry.

KISHORE RAJA

Boingo Wireless,
Chair

NECATI CANPOLAT

Intel,
Co-Chair

STEVE DYETT

BT,
Co-Chair

TESTING & INTEROPERABILITY WORK GROUP

The objective of the Testing & Interoperability Work Group is to improve customer experience on Wi-Fi networks by eliminating barriers (devices and infrastructure), execute end-to-end trials, develop test plans for interoperability and feed the certification programs.

MICHAEL SYM

Single Digits,
Chair

ERINN HALL

AT&T,
Co-Chair

LUTHER SMITH

CableLabs,
Co-Chair

PETER THORNYCROFT

Aruba HPE,
Co-Chair

IOT WORK GROUP

The objective of the IoT Work Group is to focus on the interoperability across different license-exempt wireless technologies and radio access networks, demonstrating the value and opportunities with the expansion of Wi-Fi for new IoT use cases and applications.

SANDEEP AGRAWAL

C-DOT,
Chair

WAEL GUIBENE

Charter Communications,
Co-Chair

BAHAR SADEGHI

Intel,
Co-Chair

ROAMING WORK GROUP

The objective of the Roaming Work Group is to stimulate the global deployment of WBA roaming programs and support the development and maintenance of technical enablers (specifications, guidelines, best practices, templates etc). This group is responsible for maintaining WBA WRIX standards for Wi-Fi Roaming.

ERINN HALL

AT&T,
Chair

BETTY COCKRELL

Single Digits,
Co-Chair

MARKET WORK GROUP

The objective of the Market Work Group is to develop and align the various marketing activities (general marketing, events and thought-leadership) to serve the needs of WBA membership.

MELODY ECLAVEA

AT&T,
Chair

GABRIEL DESJARDINS

Broadcom,
Co-Chair

MELODY WALKER

Boingo Wireless,
Co-Chair

Policy & Regulatory Affairs Work Group

The objective of Policy & Regulatory Affairs Work Group is to track global trends and relevant policy & spectrum issues that are of concern to the WBA membership. The Work Group coordinates Wi-Fi advocacy efforts across membership, cities, regions, and regulators globally.

BURHAN MASOOD

Broadcom,
Chair

BRIAN JOSEF

Comcast,
Co-Chair

CTO GROUP

The objective of CTO group is to provide strategic guidance on the technology roadmap impacting transversally WBA programs and activities. It also overlooks and manages WBA industry collaboration with peer organizations

DR. DEREK PETERSON

Boingo Wireless,
Chair

MR. MATTHEW MACPHERSON

Cisco Systems,
Co-Chair

DR. NECATI CANPOLAT

Intel,
Co-Chair

WBA OPENROAMING™ STANDARDS GROUP

WBA OpenRoaming™ is a roaming federation service enabling an automatic and secure Wi-Fi experience globally. We are creating an open connectivity framework for all organizations in the wireless ecosystem to power new opportunities in the 5G era

MARK GRAYSON

Cisco,
Chair

BETTY COCKRELL

Single Digits,
Co-Chair

DR. NECATI CANPOLAT

Intel,
Co-Chair

FINBARR COGHLAN

Orange,
Co-Chair

Outstanding leadership awards winners

The Outstanding Leadership Awards are presented to recognize the key delegates who have made significant contributions to WBA programs, projects and leading the Work Groups to drive seamless, interoperable service experiences via Wi-Fi within the global wireless ecosystem over the past 12 months. List of past awards winners are as follows:

Betty Cockrell

BSG

Dave Wright

Ruckus

Erinn Hall

AT&T

Luther Smith

CableLabs

Mark Grayson

Cisco

Necati Canpolat

Intel

Nigel Bird

Orange

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