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Extreme Networks, WBA deliver OpenRoaming to Portugal’s Polytechnic Institute of Viseu

IPV is the first organization in Portugal to participate in WBA OpenRoaming Extreme Networks has implemented support of Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) OpenRoaming at Portugal’s Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (IPV). OpenRoaming, developed by Cisco, allows seamless Wi-Fi onboarding and handoff between Wi-Fi networks. At the campus in Portugal, the...

Brazil’s GRU airport gets Wi-Fi 6 OpenRoaming network

Cisco exec: 'The only thing faster than the Wi-Fi 6 network is the process of connecting to it' The world’s first at-airport Wi-Fi 6 network using Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA) OpenRoaming has been established at Brazil’s São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), providing secure and automatic connectivity...

‘It must be there’: TIP’s OpenWiFi initiative will include WBA’s OpenRoaming standard

WBA CEO: 'As operators and enterprises adopt OpenWiFi, they will need OpenRoaming' The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has adopted the OpenRoaming standard for its OpenWiFi initiative, which launches officially on May 12. OpenRoaming, developed by Cisco and now controlled by WBA, allows seamless Wi-Fi onboarding from...

Vendors, shoppers at six London street markets to benefit from Passpoint Wi-Fi roaming

Passpoint Wi-Fi removes the need for users to find and authenticate each time they want to get online Six London street markets — Church Street, Berwick Street, Strutton Ground, Tachbrook Street, Maida Hill and Rupert Street markets — will soon have access to outdoor, free-to-use public...

WBA OpenRoaming standard garners impressive industry interest, survey finds

79% of service providers, equipment manufacturers and enterprises have adopted or plan to adopt the WBA OpenRoaming standard The Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA) OpenRoaming system was only introduced last May, and yet, a recent survey revealed that nearly four out of five (79%) of service...

Google’s Orion Wi-Fi represents a novel approach to Wi-Fi roaming

With Orion WiFi, public venues will be able to sell their Wi-Fi capacity to cellular carriers Google’s Area 120 launched Orion WiFi​, a new Wi-Fi offload scheme, that the company hopes will allow privately owned public venues to monetize their W-Fi by selling capacity to...

Creating one global Wi-Fi network: Connecting the world’s hot spots (Reader Forum)

Wi-Fi is arguably the most ground-breaking wireless technology of our time. From the first public Wi-Fi hotspots in the early 2000s which enabled radically increased productivity on the move, through to the role Wi-Fi is has in today’s pandemic environment, keeping us all connected...

WBA to take control of Wi-Fi OpenRoaming

Cisco: 'OpenRoaming is vital to unlocking the potential of wireless communications' The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) will assume ownership and management of OpenRoaming as a global wireless industry standard, which the alliance stated will facilitate the broad adoption of OpenRoaming by new and existing Wi-Fi...

WBA CEO: ‘Every new device will have Wi-Fi 6 in next three to six months’

As “the big players,” like Apple and Samsung continue to get involved, uptick in Wi-Fi 6 deployment expected At Mobile World Congress (MWC) Los Angeles last week, RCR Wireless News caught up with the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s recently appointed CEO, Tiago Rodrigues, to discuss the...

Analyst Angle: Wi-Fi roaming–from old school to new opportunities

Interoperability, architecture and framework for Wi-Fi roaming The global mobile workforce is set to increase from 1.3 billion in 2014, accounting for 37.4% of the global workforce, to 1.75 billion in 2020, according to various sources. Globalization will continue to drive the growth of mobile...

Analyst Angle: Are MNOs snubbing Wi-Fi roaming?

Most Mobile Operator Executives Use Wi-Fi Roaming, But Few Offer It to Their Customers. Why? If your employer doesn’t care whether you rack up a big international roaming bill on cellular, would you still bother to use free Wi-Fi roaming service? Accuris Networks sought to...

Analyst Angle: Wi-Fi roaming business case

More and more, people throughout the world are relying on their smart devices to stay connected with friends, family and colleagues when they are traveling. Cellular roaming services have been available for quite some time. However, it’s been estimated as many as 70% of...

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