WBA Releases Wi-Fi 6 Guidelines to Assist Operators, Enterprises, Cities with Deployments

Scenarios Addresses Planning, Design, Meeting SLAs As Trials Of Next-Gen Wi-Fi Continue Ramping Up London – July 10, 2019: In preparation for the impending release of next-generation Wi-Fi technology later this year, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) today released a new white paper that provides deployment guidelines for a number of possible scenarios utilizing Wi-Fi 6 technology. With today’s white paper release, operators, enterprises and cities now have the tools needed to embrace and deploy Wi-Fi 6 when it’s released later this year. Globally, dependence upon Wi-Fi continues to grow…

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Wireless Broadband Alliance and Mettis Aerospace Announce World’s First Wi-Fi 6 Industrial Enterprise & IoT Trial

Wi-Fi 6 trial to demonstrate the delivery of transformation for Industry 4.0 London, 17 April 2019: The Wireless Broadband Alliance, a leading organization in support of the adoption of next generation Wi-Fi services across the Wi-Fi ecosystem, has announced the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 Industrial Enterprise and IoT trial, as part of its ongoing Wi-Fi 6 program. Mettis Aerospace, a designer and manufacturer of precision-forged, machined and sub-assembled components, primarily for the aerospace and defense industry, will work with WBA members to test several use cases* on a Wi-Fi 6…

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NGMN & Wireless Broadband Alliance join forces to address RAN convergence opportunities

Call for combined 5G and Wi-Fi network resources to address opportunities and use cases London, Frankfurt, 22 January 2019 – NGMN and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) have published the first results of their collaboration to drive the convergence of multi-technology RANs and core networks. The joint report identifies a number of emerging opportunities and use cases that the industry can benefit from through the convergence of 3GPP’s 5G and Wi-Fi, driven by the ever-enhancing capabilities of licenced and unlicensed technologies. It also highlights the key challenges, which must first be…

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Wi-Fi 6 and Next Generation Hotspot boost industry confidence in Wi-Fi

WBA Annual Industry Report finds 84% of industry is as or more confident in Wi-Fi investment London 31 October 2018 – The growth in Wi-Fi continues unabated, with increasing volumes of Wi-Fi devices and traffic, an adoption breakthrough in Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) Passpoint™, and increasing confidence around the commercial deployment and specification of next generation technology Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). The findings from the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Annual Industry Report for 2019 demonstrate that the evolution of Wi-Fi is accelerating and spanning new areas, from integration with 5G, to…

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802.11ax Wi-Fi standard to unleash new wave of opportunities for industry, says WBA

Latest white paper reveals 802.11ax will fast track 5G use cases by several years London, 5th September 2018 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has published a new white paper highlighting how the capabilities of the latest generation of Wi-Fi, 802.11ax, are set to revolutionise the industry by enabling a new suite of opportunities that benefit operators, enterprises and end users. The paper, ‘Enhanced Wi-Fi – 802.11ax Decoded’, calls attention to the advantages of using 802.11ax to deliver both fundamental improvements for Wi-Fi as a standalone business and also how…

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Wireless Broadband Alliance establishes requirements for IoT Roaming

Latest white paper calls for use of WRIX specification to address challenges of interoperability London, 22 May 2018 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has published its latest white paper, entitled: ‘IoT Interoperability: Dynamic Roaming’. The paper investigates how existing Wi-Fi roaming capabilities could help the IoT market with the evolution of IoT Device roaming, ensuring devices can seamlessly ‘talk’ to each other. The aim of the study is to provide a framework for IoT roaming, demonstrating the value and opportunities to enhance the functionality for existing technologies with the…

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Barcelona Lights Up with Next Gen Wi-Fi (Passpoint™)

Wireless Broadband Alliance Puts Smart City Technology into Action at Mobile World Congress BARCELONA, March 16, 2018—The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), together with The GSMA, Fira Barcelona and the city of Barcelona launched a successful next generation Wi-Fi (Passpoint™) deployment at Mobile World Congress 2018, demonstrating how advanced wireless hotspots can fuel connectivity for smart cities. More than 2,200 Wi-Fi Access Points (APs) were installed at Fira Barcelona conference centre, Barcelona-El Prat Airport, railway stations and city attractions such as Las Ramblas and Passeig de Gracia to keep the 100,000+…

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Industry confidence in investing in Wi-Fi reaches record levels

WBA Annual Industry Report highlights how Wi-Fi is positioned to support 5G-type Performance and Use Cases London 18 December 2017 – The level of industry confidence in Wi-Fi investment is at its highest-ever, according to the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s Annual Industry Report for 2017. As the wireless industry becomes crucial to delivering high quality, high speed, low latency connectivity, the new global study has revealed that over 80 per cent of those surveyed feel as or more confident than they did a year ago. And when looking at unlicensed spectrum…

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