The GlobalReach senior team was interviewed by TelecomTV at the WBA Global Congress. Our CISO Chris Spencer talks about 5G/Wi-Fi convergence, Passpoint and roaming, and GlobalReach Wi-Fi management platform developments in these areas.
GlobalReach is involved in several hybrid 5G/Wi-Fi convergence projects, including our deployments with our partner Ontix in Trafalgar Square and six west-end street markets, providing top-quality connectivity for tourists and stall holders. The service is also a ‘first of its kind’ Passpoint roaming service, allowing AT&T subscribers from the US, who are visiting these popular areas, to get online instantly and take advantage of services like Wi-Fi calling, saving their overseas roaming charges.
Launched in early 2020, the Ontix Wi-Fi service is the first in Central London to offer Passpoint™ connectivity, which is provided by GlobalReach Technology. A solution to mobile connectivity and capacity challenges in dense, inner-city areas, AT&T is pioneering the use of the service to provide automatic roaming through SIM authentication for its mobile customers.
About GlobalReach Technology
GlobalReach is a carrier-grade Wi-Fi solutions and services specialist. We deliver, manage and monetise Wi-Fi services and solutions for several global brands, cities and carrier networks around the World.
Our carrier and wireless service provider clients include Vodafone Group, Proximus, Boldyn, LinkNYC, XLN. Our platform supports billions of authentications, supporting all major device brands and operating systems.
GlobalReach has been deeply involved in developing next-generation Wi-Fi standards since 2013. Our Passpoint OSU is already used at next-generation city networks including LinkNYC, San Francisco and San Jose municipal networks, plus the global cities trialling free Passpoint roaming services under the World Wi-Fi Day umbrella.