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About Wireless Broadband Alliance

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) serves to drive seamless, interoperable service experiences via Wi-Fi within the global wireless ecosystem. Its mission is to enable collaboration between service providers, technology companies and organizations. It is based in Singapore City, Singapore.

Wireless Broadband Alliance Headquarter Location

8 Eu Tong Sen Street 14 94 The Central Singapore

Singapore, 059818,


Latest Wireless Broadband Alliance News

OpenRoaming to bridge gap between cellular and WiFi

Jun 17, 2021

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) today announced the launch of WBA OpenRoaming  Release 2, which enables network and service providers, including MNOs, Cable Operators and ISPs to offer enhanced services. OpenRoaming frees users from the need to constantly re-register or re-enter log-in credentials, allowing seamless and instant network access, enterprise-grade security and a carrier-grade Wi-Fi experience across multiple locations. The platform was developed as a global solution based on a common set of standards to bridge the gap between cellular and Wi-Fi, offering users frictionless connectivity as users roam between guest Wi-Fi networks and public Wi-Fi hotspots. In this latest release, WBA has taken the proactive step of accelerating the definition, development and scope of its global Wi-Fi Federation, which aims to expand the Wi-Fi roaming ecosystem, promote global connectivity, solve secure auto-onboarding, and create new opportunities for operators and venues to commercialize their networks. The release also includes service enhancements for network service providers and operators, allowing them to guarantee their subscribers a defined, high-quality experience when using the OpenRoaming network. Enhanced OpenRoaming for Network Operators To bridge the gap between Wi-Fi and cellular coverage, MNOs, venues and other service providers are now able to deliver a defined, high-quality experience when their subscribers use OpenRoaming. Release 2 includes a federation-backed “silver” tier that guarantees a downlink rate of at least 5 megabits per second and end-to-end latency of less than 150 milliseconds. Silver-tier service is already available across 95% of the OpenRoaming ecosystem. New defined commercial roaming templates OpenRoaming Release 2 makes it easier for Wi-Fi network operators to secure new revenue streams through updates to commercial roaming templates, giving them the ability to scale roaming relationships quickly and efficiently. Release 2 employs the WBA Wireless Roaming Intermediary Exchange (WRIX-N) standard for settled service and allows operators and other service providers to agree on the parameters for payment, sanctioning access based on the name of the operator, the service offered, the location and the agreed cost. OpenRoaming is supported by AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, CommScope, Deutsche Telekom, Google and Samsung. Recommended Articles

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