Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is the global organization that connects people with the latest Wi-Fi initiatives. Founded in 2003, the vision of the WBA is to drive seamless, interoperable service experiences via Wi-Fi within the global wireless ecosystem.
Our mission is to enable collaboration between service providers, technology companies and organizations to achieve that vision. WBA undertakes programs and activities to address business and technical issues, as well as opportunities, for member companies.
WBA work areas include advocacy, industry guidelines, trials and certification. Its key programs include NextGen Wi-Fi, 5G, IoT, Testing & Interoperability, Roaming and Policy & Regulatory Affairs, with member-led Work Groups dedicated to resolving standards and technical issues to promote end-to-end services and accelerate business opportunities.
WBA’s membership includes major operators, service providers & industry players and other major companies from around the world that aiming to drive seamless, interoperable service experiences via Wi-Fi within the global wireless ecosystem.
The WBA Board includes Airties, AT&T, Boingo Wireless, Broadcom, BT, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom AG, Google, Intel, Reliance Jio, SK Telecom and Viasat. For the complete list of current WBA members, please click here.
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- Define and develop best practice for service providers to accelerate the delivery of state-of-the-art Wi-Fi Services for Carriers, Consumers, Enterprises and Cities realized through business guidelines, technical specifications, service standards, compliance guides, field trials and testing programs, certification and deployment guidelines.
- Share and promote thought-leadership and industry insights to drive business opportunities and growth for individuals and companies through WBA events like the Wireless Global Congress, Industry Awards, Innovation Showcase, Analyst and Media briefing sessions, WBA’s Global Wi-Fi Industry Report, Connected Communities Forum (CCF) and World Wi-Fi Day.
- Foster and enhance ecosystem engagement and adoption of the latest Wi-Fi and adjacent technologies realized through joint initiatives with key industry forums (GSMA, HTNG, LoRa Alliance, NGMN, Wi-Fi Alliance, etc.), Regulators and Policy Makers among others Wi-Fi ecosystem players.
WBA has active programs to engage with relevant wireless broadband forums in supporting harmonized technical development in the ecosystem. The industry forums with which WBA has established links are listed here: