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2012-06-26 02:32:06

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless(TM) today announced that its Smart Wi-Fi products have been selected as part of the Wi-Fi Alliance's Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint(TM) test bed and have completed Phase 1 interoperability trials within the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) program. Ruckus is among some of the first Wi-Fi suppliers to receive Passpoint certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance for its products. As one of the initial Wi-Fi...

2012-03-19 22:20:42

LONDON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) today announced they are working together to simplify connectivity to Wi-Fi hotspots from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The joint initiative is developing technical and commercial frameworks for Wi-Fi roaming, which will bring together the benefits of mobile technology and Wi-Fi networks for the first time, creating a far simpler consumer experience. "The proliferation of smartphones...

Global Wi-Fi Hotspots To Increase Significantly By 2015
2011-11-09 11:08:43

Wi-Fi around the world is expected to grow more than four times what it is today by 2015, with nearly 6 million active hotspots, according to a report published today by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). The report was compiled by analyst firm Informa Telecoms & Media and includes a comprehensive survey of 259 service providers and Wi-Fi vendors. The report reveals that global public Wi-Fi hotspots will balloon from 1.3 million in 2011, to nearly 5.8 million by 2015, an...

2011-06-24 07:00:00

PARIS, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-Fi Alliance and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) have announced plans to collaborate in order to harmonize their programs related to Wi-Fi hotspot ease of use and roaming. WBA's inter-operator Wi-Fi roaming efforts and Wi-Fi Alliance's planned certification program for Wi-Fi equipment will be developed with close coordination between the two groups to help ensure the best user experience. (Logo:...

2010-06-21 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wireless broadband Alliance ("WBA"), a pioneer in global Wireless Broadband roaming for public Wi-Fi networks, today announced the joining of AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, Devicescape, KT Corporation and Verizon, to the group. With the explosion in wireless data usage driven by rapid innovation of smartphones, tablets and laptops with built-in Wi-Fi access, group membership is evolving to also include device and equipment manufacturers, content and...

2008-07-31 09:00:42

iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a global provider of services that unify the management of enterprise mobility, today announced that the company has joined the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), a pioneer in global Wireless Broadband roaming for public Wi-Fi networks. iPass was the first company to surpass 100,000 enterprise-class Wi-Fi hotspot locations earlier this year and has existing roaming relationships with many of WBA's current 38 members. The company makes mobility simple and...