WBA, Wi-Fi Alliance and partners demonstrate roaming with seamless and secure access.
The WBA has collaborated with Ruckus Wireless and GlobalReach Technology to host the live Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) network in the Palace Hotel and the Market Street area in the City, with Accuris Networks and BSG Wireless acting as the main hub providers. For the first time ever, the network will also include two outdoor locations in the city of San Francisco where users can experience the live roaming at popular tourist locations – a partnership with the City and Towerstream.
Operators involved in the demonstration include: AT&T, Bigglobe, Boingo, BT, Cable Labs, China Mobile, Fon, kt, Linktel, Meteor Network, mobily, NTT docomo, Orange, PCCW HKT, Portugal Telecom, Shaw, SK Telecom, Telkom Indonesia, Towerstream, True.
Devices which have the necessary Passpoint™ R2 capabilities required to join the NGH include the smartphones: Mediatek Smartphone, Qualcomm Smartphone, Broadcom Smartphone, Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S and Note – and the tablets and laptops: Intel Laptop, Apple iPad, and the Marvell Plug Computer.
Commenting Nigel Wesley, CEO, GlobalReach said, “This is an important milestone and a great opportunity for the Wi-Fi industry to showcase the latest in secure, seamless Wi-Fi roaming. It’s enabled by our Odyssys® cloud Wi-Fi, a carrier-grade Wi-Fi service that allows operators and enterprises to run powerful Social Wi-Fi and analytics.”
Join us at WGC for our 4th and largest Live NGH Experience exposing the Wi‑Fi industry to the commercial readiness of Next Generation Hotspots.
For more information, please visit the Wireless Broadband Alliance website.
About GlobalReach Technology:
GlobalReach Technology is the Wi-Fi AAA and captive portal platform purpose-built for the world’s largest service providers, who use it to manage multiple, complex wireless services for their business customers.
Its software and cloud-based platform powers some of the world’s most complex Wi-Fi services, delivering billions of authentications a year. These include San Francisco, San Jose, New York, London, Sydney, Mexico and throughout Europe.