WBA

London is the world’s most connected city

A study undertaken by IHS Markit on behalf of the Wireless Broadband Alliance has found that, while much of the world remains unconnected to the internet, London is ahead of the rest.

WBA and DSA sign unlicensed spectrum development pact

The scope for telecoms, networking and the Internet of Things (IoT) was widened yesterday as two of the technology industry’s most influential bodies formed a pact to jointly develop and regulate spectrum resources.

Wireless Broadband Alliance trials next-gen hotspots

Industry body the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has signed up a host of operators, including China Unicom and Telenor, and vendors for advanced trials of Next Generation Hotspots (NGH). The technology aims to give users easier access to a greater number of public wifi access points around the world.

EU looking at roaming marketplace

Legislation being passed through European Court could radically change the EU roaming market and see operators competing for the business of travellers and the creation of an EU-wide “roaming marketplace”.

GSMA and WBA collaborate on SIM-authentication for wifi

The GSMA has announced a collaboration with the Wireless Broadband Alliance aimed at simplifying the process by which mobile devices connect to wifi networks. The joint initiative will see the SIM adopted as the principal means by which managed wifi networks identify mobile devices, paving the way for cross-network roaming agreements.

Wifi hotspots set to more than triple by 2015

Global public wifi hotspot numbers are set to grow from 1.3 million in 2011, to 5.8 million by 2015, marking a 350 per cent increase, according to research published by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), and compiled by Informa. The findings from the WBA, which is the industry association focused on driving next generation wifi, also revealed that more than half – 58 per cent – of operators believe wifi hotspots are either “very important” or “crucial” to their customers’ experience, in order to offload busy mobile broadband networks and to provide a value-added services.

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