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Next Gen Wi-Fi @ Silicon Valley

We envision a world in which the NGH technology powers innovation through seamless Wi-Fi connectivity. And today that vision is becoming a reality.

Enjoyed by thousands in Beijing, San Francisco, London and Barcelona, the NGH Experience now comes to San Jose – the latest city to collaborate with the world’s leading operators and service providers to showcase the benefits of a citywide integrated carrier Wi-Fi network.

Oct 12, 2015 – The Wi-Fi Global Conference brings Wi-Fi Week to the Bay area with NGH technology. Across San Jose, a Wi-Fi roaming zone will deliver seamless connectivity, Wi-Fi Calling and location-based services to congress delegates, citizens, and participating enterprises and public partners.

Citywide Wi-Fi networks are the new utility, delivering ubiquitous connectivity to support:

  • Public services
  • Stadia
  • Shopping malls
  • Hospitals
  • Universities

Experience the Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) Live Experience @ MWC Shanghai!

Experience the Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) Live Experience @ MWC Shanghai!

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), in partnership with the GSMA, KT and a large number of operators and technology partners, are going to deliver the best in-class Wi-Fi user experience at MWC Shanghai. NGH Live allows customers of participating operators to automatically roam onto the MWC Shanghai Wi-Fi network in the Kerry Hotel.

Interested and want to join? Visit www.hotspot2experience.com for the latest list of participating operators and how to set up your device before you travel to Shanghai. Benefit from a secure and automatic connection to the NGH network based on Passpoint/Hotspot 2.0 at the Kerry Hotel.

The WBA & GSMA announce NGH at MWC 2015

Public Network at Fira Gran Via Will Enable Automatic Authentication of Mobile Devices onto NGH Wi-Fi Network for Subscribers of Over 30 Networks Including; AT&T, BT, China Mobile, Fon, KT, Orange, Portugal Telecom, SK Telecom, Telstra and TELUS

19th February 2015, London, UK: The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, and the GSMA today announced that they will deploy Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) and PasspointTM/ Hotspot 2.0 technology on the Wi-Fi network at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain from 2-5 March. The network, which will also be supported by the Wi-Fi Alliance, will allow attendees using iOS and Android devices that support Passpoint TM/ Hotspot 2.0 of participating mobile operators to automatically roam onto the network using secure credentials and also benefit from a secure Wi-Fi connection.

The platform, provided by Cisco, will demonstrate the full range of NGH and PasspointTM / Hotspot 2.0 capabilities allowing subscribers of these carriers to roam seamlessly onto the public Wi-Fi network at the Fira Gran Via venue. The network will support subscribers of operators including; 2 Degrees, AIS Thailand, AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boingo Wireless, BT, China Mobile, Comcast, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du), Fon, Idea Cellular, KT, Linktel Corp, Mobily, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel, Mobilink, MTN Nigeria, NTT DOCOMO, Omantel, Orange, HKT, Portugal Telecom, Telkom Indonesia, SK Telecom, Sprint, Swisscom, Shaw Communications, Telstra, TELUS, Towerstream True Corporation Plc. and Videotron. Additional technology partners include Accuris Networks, BSG Wireless, CableLabs, Front Porch, Spirent and Syniverse. The most up-to-date list of operators participating, and instructions on how subscribers can configure their devices, can be found at: http://www.hotspot2experience.com

“Wi-Fi has been embraced by the cellular community as technology which neatly complements existing infrastructure investment. By making the user experience, security and roaming agreements the same as their cellular counterparts, it now offers the perfect solution to provide additional capacity and coverage for operators,” said Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the WBA. “The NGH Live Experience in Barcelona is the result of hard work by the Wireless Broadband Alliance and its members from across the vale chain. We are delighted to be working with the GSMA and our partners to demonstrate these capabilities at the flagship event in the mobile industry calendar.”

“There is no indication that the proliferation of smart devices, and consumers’ appetite for data show any signs of abating. As a result, NGH Wi-Fi technology represents an ideal solution for mobile operators who wish to augment their existing network infrastructure with a technology that is convenient, accessible and readily available, and uses their existing installed base of SIM cards to make attachment an effortless process” said Dan Warren, Senior Director of Technology at the GSMA.