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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devolo at Broadband World Forum: “Operators mindsets must change for home networks to thrive”

Sebastian Richter will explain how to create top speeds across the home with ease for the consumer Berlin, 18 October 2018 – Operators can deliver across-the-home network infrastructure with significantly higher speeds and zero customer frustration if they choose the best backbone technology available and shift from a device-mindset to network thinking. That’s the message Sebastian Richter, Director of Product Creation at devolo AG, experts in high-performance home networking solutions, will speak on at Broadband World Forum (BBWF) in Berlin next week. “Thanks to the rise in streaming services and…

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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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Cambium Networks: Thai cave rescue demonstrates benefits of rapidly deployable Wi-Fi

Wireless Connectivity to Support Emergency Personnel and Inform the Public Becomes Integral to Modern and Effective Disaster Preparedness and Response ROLLING MEADOWS, IL – July 20, 2018 – According to Cambium Networks, a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, disaster preparedness and response have entered a new era, where providing first responders and emergency workers, as well as the public, with internet connectivity has become a critical factor in effective operations. This was recently demonstrated during the dramatic cave rescue in Thailand, where 12 young boys and their soccer…

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Cambium Networks Launches Advanced Enterprise Class Outdoor Wi-Fi Access Point for Enterprise and Industrial campuses, and Events and Public Access Applications

cnPilot™ e700 provides Gigabit throughput and 802.11ac Wave 2 connectivity with 512 Client Capacity ROLLING MEADOWS, IL, July 11, 2018 – Cambium Networks, a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, today announced the new cnPilot e700, a cloud-managed enterprise class outdoor Wi-Fi Access Point. With an IP67-rated enclosure, supporting the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, the access point is ideal for providing connectivity at hotels, schools, enterprise and industrial campuses where client capacity and network performance are of paramount importance. “High capacity outdoor Wi-Fi deployments must withstand challenging outdoor environments,…

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Are UK Resellers Missing Out on Providing Urban Wi-Fi Systems Due to Low Uptake of EU’s WiFi4EU Grant Initiative?

Nuvias looks for existing and new resellers to take advantage of the EU’s WiFi4EU grant initiative. London, UK: 22/5/18: Many councils are missing out on a EURO 120 million EU grant fund to help install Wi-Fi in towns and cities because of uncertainties over Brexit, claims Rob Clark, Director, Technologies & Solutions Development at Nuvias[1], EMEA distributor for technology leader Nokia. “This means that resellers too could be missing out on a great opportunity to get into the urban Wi-Fi market,” said Clark. “While the UK remains in the EU,…

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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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Ruckus Networks Introduces Better Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi for Schools, Retail and SMBs

Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi Delivers Simpler Wi-Fi Network Management Together with Enhanced End-user Experience and Lower TCO LONDON – 12 April, 2018 – Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, today announced the European market availability of Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, a cloud-managed Wi-Fi solution that lets network administrators manage any number of locations through a single web- or mobile app-based dashboard. Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi is designed to help “lean IT” teams at schools, retail and small-and-medium businesses (SMBs) reduce the time spent managing a multi-site network, while ensuring a first-class connection experience for…

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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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