The Wireless Broadband Alliance Talks to GlobalReach Technology

We create very innovative Wireless ISP solutions for our very large brand customers.” Simon Vaughan, GlobalReach chief commercial officer, talks to the Wireless Broadband Alliance about our achievements in 2022 so far.

GlobalReach Technology is a long-time member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). Our chief information security officer, Chris Spencer and Charlie Allgrove, our Senior Solution Architect have contributed to the definition of the industry standards for Passpoint Wi-Fi and OpenRoaming and co-written industry white papers.

Charlie is currently appointed as Co-chair WBA NextGen working group. He also co-leads its Venue Requirements for User Engagement; Wi-Fi Experience for Moving Networks; The now completed inflight working group; and was leader of the now-completed WBA Profile & RCOI Prioritization group. Additionally, Charlie has been involved in the WBA since 2015 and received an Outstanding Leadership at the WGC Americas In June 2023 in recognition of his continued support for the alliance. GlobalReach was formerly a board member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), and its Connected Cities Advisory Board.

We have worked alongside the WBA since 2014, to define and deploy several Passpoint industry firsts:

  • The world’s first public Passpoint demonstration at the Paloma Hotel in San Francisco
  • Delivery of carrier-based offload for the largest number (38) of global mobile carriers at Mobile World Congress

The WBA regularly consults with GlobalReach as a subject matter expert to define secure authentication solutions for its projects and chooses our technology to support initiatives like the City Roaming Project, World Wi-Fi Day, and delegates at its international congress. 

GlobalReach is an approved WBA OpenRoaming identity provider, complying with the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) industry-standard framework for WBA OpenRoaming and was one of the original identity providers with a verified Wi-Fi Unique Organisation ID, enabling brands and operators to give their users automatic and secure access to multiple global Wi-Fi networks.

Our solutions and customer deployments have also won or been shortlisted in the WBA Annual Awards multiple times, including in 2023 for the joint Satcom Direct SkyTicket® solution, which was shortlisted in the Best Customer Experience category.