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The Agenda

New York 2017

The Wireless Global Congress spans across four days. If you’re a member, you can attend the working sessions on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th November.

Here is a list of topics that will be discussed during the NYC Working Sessions:

Next Generation Hotspot (NGH)

 Business problem this session is addressing:

  • Learn to deploy NGH networks based on WBA experts best practices
  • Create new business with NGH networks

 Value proposition – How is this session solving the business issue:

  • Making Wi-Fi seamless, secure and more interoperable.
  • Join this workshop to learn from industry experts the best practices to deploy NGH/Passpoint
  • NGH started to be deployed at a wide level, by carriers like AT&T, Charter and cities like NYC and San Francisco
  • Hospitality is also starting NGH deployments
  • This momentum on NGH is a great business opportunity for your company

Wi-Fi Calling

 Business problem this session is addressing:

  • Create new business line with Wi-Fi Calling services to complement your mobile voice services

Value proposition – How is this session solving the business issue:

  • Join this workshop to learn from industry experts the best practices to deploy Wi-Fi Calling services, companies like T-Mobile US, AT&T, Sprint are leading this service
  • Wi-Fi Calling is the perfect complement to your current mobile voice services and increase your customer retention
  • With this session you will be able to get insights from industry leaders on the integration models of Wi-Fi calling and your core network, understand the customer retention and new revenue stream created
  • Understand status on the industry in terms of devices availability and regulatory impacts

Wi-Fi Monetization

 Business problem this session is addressing:

  • How to generate revenue with Wi-Fi

Value proposition – How is this session solving the business issue:

  • Join this workshop to learn from industry experts the best practices to monetize your Wi-Fi assets
  • Overtime many players are struggling to create a viable and sustainable business model with Wi-Fi, companies like Boingo, AT&T, BT, Devicescape are leading this service
  • Understand the business models implemented on the different businesses, including WI-Fi Roaming, Wi-Fi Calling, Location Base Services, Analytics, among others
  • Latest industry case studies will be shared by our industry experts

Location-Based Services (LBS)

 Business problem this session is addressing:

  • Create new business line with Location Based Services (LBS) to add value to your current Wi-Fi assets

 Value proposition – How is this session solving the business issue:

  • Join this workshop to learn from industry experts the best practices to deploy Location Based Services (LBS), companies like Boingo, Cisco, Aruba/HP, Devicescape, Purple WI-Fi among other will share their views and case studies
  • With this session you will be able to get insights from industry leaders on how to deploy LBS services, what are the different use cases and revenue streams
  • Identify the opportunities for B2B, B2B2C and B2C
  • Understand status on the industry in terms of the most success full verticals on LBS services, including Wi-Fi advertising, geo reference services, geo fencing, analytics, etc.

New Unlicensed Wireless Technologies (LAA/LWA/LWIP/CBRS)

 Business problem this session is addressing:

  • Understand the impacts to your business o the new unlicensed wireless technologies

Value proposition – How is this session solving the business issue:

  • Join this workshop to learn from industry experts on the evolution of the new unlicensed wireless technologies
  • Understand the impacts of the coexistence o Wi-Fi and LAA/LWA/LWIP for carrier aggregation of traffic
  • Status on the current standardisation and equipment availability
  • Understand the business drivers and deployment scenarios for these new unlicensed technologies
  • Understand the new opportunity for CBRS technology in US and how market will evolve
  • Importance of share spectrum mechanisms and regulatory implications that comes with the deployment of these new unlicensed technologies
  • Industry experts like Qualcomm, Broadcom, Intel, Ruckus, Cisco, among other will share their views and insights

Companies that should attend the event

  • Network Management & Equipment Providers

  • Cities

  • Roaming Hubs

  • Device Manufacturers

  • Financial Clearing & Settlement

  • Operators & Service Providers

  • Content Management Platform Providers

  • Wearable Providers

  • Security Providers

Individuals that should attend the event

  • Network Integrators

  • System Vendors
  • Client & App Developers

  • Infrastructure Integrators

  • IoT Device Vendors

  • Roaming Hubs & Partners

  • Testing Houses

  • Interconnect Players

  • Wearable Providers

  • Hardware Manufacturers

Want to be a WBA Member or find out more? Email us to find out about Membership and joining WBA’s Working Sessions

Morning
Afternoon Evening
Mon.
8 May
WBA Members Working Group Sessions
WBA Members: Get your passes here
WBA Board Dinner (Invitation Only)
WBA Board Meeting
Tues.
9 May
WBA Members Working Group Sessions
WBA Members: Get your passes here
Regulatory
Roundtable

(Invitation Only)
CCAB Roundtable
(Invitation Only)
Wed.
10 May
Main Conference Day 1
Main Stage & Innovation Lounge

See agenda here
Cocktail
Networking Evening

Hosted by Boingo Wireless 


WBA Accelerator
Participate/Attend – Reserve Your Place Here

Thurs.
11 May
Main Conference Day 2
Main Stage & Innovation Lounge

See agenda here

San Jose 2016 is currently delivering world-class networking opportunities including:

  • 4-day conference
  • 700-plus attendees
  • Valuable sponsorship opportunities
  • 60 high-level speakers and panellists
  • Exhibition & Innovation showcase
  • VIP networking
  • Members’ working sessions
  • Connected City Advisory Board – global gathering of thought-leaders
  • WBA Accelerator Session

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