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WBA Background

The Wireless Broadband Alliance is the leading organization driving the adoption of wireless broadband and championing the development of the converged wireless broadband ecosystem. Through the seamless, secure and interoperable connection of unlicensed wireless broadband services, we enable outstanding user experience for more than 2 billion global subscribers through our member operators. Some of our key programs and initiatives include:

WBA Programs

Take a look at a brief outline of WBA’s Programs and Projects below:

Download our 2017 Programs and Projects Overview here.

Connected City Advisory Board (CCAB)

The Connected City Advisory Board (CCAB) develops, shares and promotes thought-leadership and practical framework for the social and economic development and sustainable operation of the Connected City ecosystem.

Its Mission is to build awareness, advocacy and global availability of Connectivity guided by the leadership of Connected Cities. These Cities will guide and mobilize the industry through the adoption of standards and best practices as defined by the shared knowledge of the CCAB.

For more information on the CCAB, click here.

World Wi-Fi Day

World Wi-Fi Day is a global initiative which runs through the year with the aim to help bridge the digital divide. On the 20th June we celebrate the day with the purpose of raising the profile of Wi-Fi and its importance to the global economy as well as our unconnected citizens. Initiatives of the program include:

  • City Wi-Fi Roaming Project – An initiative to allow users to roam across multiple networks from different providers in various cities across the globe
  • Case studies from around the globe illustrating how different towns and cities are addressing the digital divide
  • Celebration Offers from our various partners that promote free Wi-Fi access on 20 June and beyond
  • Opportunities to invest in projects that connect the unconnected
  • And much more!

Get more information on World Wi-Fi Day here.

Events and Networking

The WBA’s event activity comprises the Wireless Global Congress series, regular Members’ Conferences, Vision Forums, and high-level involvement in a wide range of global events.

These events serve as a culmination of the work that the WBA and our members do each year. They are an opportunity to create shared learning, thought-leadership, and valuable networking.

For information on upcoming and past WBA events, click here.