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Our Vision                                       

WBA’s vision is to drive the seamless and interoperable services experience via Wi-Fi within the global wireless ecosystem. Click here to find out more about the Wireless Broadband Alliance.

Our Mission

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.

Our Members

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 AT&T, Boingo Wireless, Broadcom, BT, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom AG, GlobalReach Technology, Google, Intel, Reliance Jio, SK Telecom and Viasat.  For the complete list of current WBA members, please click here.

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Key objectives

  1. 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.
  2. 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 CongressIndustry Awards, Innovation Showcase, Analyst and Media briefing sessions, WBA’s Global Wi-Fi Industry Report, Connected City Advisory Board (CCAB) and World Wi-Fi Day.
  3. 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.

Liaison relationships

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:

Founded in 2003, the mission of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is to accelerate global leadership for enabling of wireless services that are seamless, secure and interoperable. Building on our heritage of Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) and carrier Wi-Fi, the WBA will continue to drive and support the adoption of Next Generation Wireless services across the entire public Wi-Fi ecosystem, including IoT, Converged Services, Smart Cities, 5G, etc. Today, membership includes major fixed operators such as BT, Comcast and Charter Communications; seven of the top 10 mobile operator groups (by revenue) and leading technology companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, Huawei Technologies, Google and Intel.

The WBA Board includes AT&T, Boingo Wireless, BT, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Intel, KT Corporation, Liberty Global, NTT DOCOMO and Orange. For a complete list of current WBA members, please click here

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