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Wba Overview (2011q2)V01. 21

  1. 1. Wireless Broadband Alliance Enabling Seamless Wi-Fi Experience WBA Overview Q2 2011 Version 1.20Copyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved. 1
  2. 2. Public Wi-Fi & Mobile DataCopyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved. 2
  3. 3. WBA: Mission & Objectives   Facilitate adoption of Wi-Fi enabled services through improvements in user experience, interoperability and service delivery across technologies, devices and networks.  Objectives of WBA Ensure that all WBA activities bring benefits to end-customers while:   Providing an open forum to Operators & Technology Partners for developing enablers, facilitating technical trials and roaming and creating opportunities to engage ecosystem and share learning.   Cooperate with Industry Forums & Bodies to harmonize technical specifications necessary for the seamless Wi-Fi experience across technologies, devices and networks through liaison and collaboration   Provide Media, Analysts and Regulators independent expert views and commentary on existing and emergent issues concerning the Wi- Fi enabled services and growth of the industry   Enable End-users a smooth, consistent and quality Wi-Fi experienceCopyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved. 3
  4. 4. About WBA Founded in 2003 by a unique mix of Wi-Fi, mobile & broadband operators who viewed public Wi-Fi as a strategic complement to their Cellular, WiMAX, Cable, xDSL network (s) WBA retains a strong operator heritage but is open to all ecosystem partners interested in enabling seamless Wi-Fi experience across technology, devices and networksCopyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved. 4
  5. 5. WBA Members: Global Network Coverage Netherlands France Germany UK Switzerland Korea Italy USA Portugal Turkey Japan Spain Hong Kong UAE India Thailand Malaysia Singapore South Indonesia America Australia New ZealandCopyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved. 5
  6. 6. WBA Members: Global Technology PlayersCopyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved. 6
  7. 7. WBA: Global Membership Base New members of 2011 Principal General Affiliate Group Partner AT&T Aircel Aruba Networks Everything Everywhere Accuris Networks Boingo Wireless China Mobile BelAir Networks T-Mobile Germany Aicent BT Openzone Comcast BSG Clearing T-Mobile Netherlands Aptilo Netwroks Cisco Systems FON Solutions ComAbility Deutsche Telekom Gowex Comfone AG CSL, Hong Kong KT Corporation Indosat M2 Connection Services du NTT DoCoMo KDDI Devicescape Google Orange France NTT Communications Green Packet iBAHN TMN PCCW Intel O-zone True Group SK Telecom iPass Meteor Network Softbank M800 Spectrum Smart Communications Mach Interactive StarHub Meru Networks Swisscom Spectranet ISP Networks Ruckus Wireless Tomizone T-Mobile USA Skype Trustive Telefonica Syniverse VEX Time Warner Cable Transaction Network TTNET Services Verizon Wireless TOTAL WBA MEMBERS as of July 2011 = 63Copyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved. 7
  8. 8. Unique Expert Group WBA & its members have a significant collective expertise in deploying & integrating Wi-Fi services across technologies, devices and networks to enable a seamless/ubiquitous wireless broadband experienceCopyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved. 8
  9. 9. WBA Work-Areas & Activities •  Host dialogue forums, workshops, market update sessions, networking events etc during WBA RTs •  Publish whitepapers, case studies, success stories, newsletters etc periodically •  Conduct online briefings/market updates in between the WBA Roundtable Conferences •  Establish liaisons with other industry forums and facilitate joint working group and Board-to-Board meetings •  Evangelize public Wi-Fi through media/PR activities, industry conferences, roadshows etc •  New member recruitment drive •  Frameworks, Guidelines, Best Practices, Specifications (e.g. WRIX – i, d, f, l ; WISPr 2.0; User Experience Guidelines for Smartphones*, New charging models* etc.) •  Global Hotspot Directory, Logo etc •  Technical/Pre-Commercial Trials (e.g. EAP over WISPr 2.0 Trial*) •  WBA Global Roaming Project •  1-on-1 Meeting s (e.g. for bilateral roaming etc) •  Member Roaming Pack * Work-in-progress •  Roaming Compliancy Check-List*Copyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved. 9
  10. 10. Developing Enablers Facilitating development of various enablers required for delivering seamless Wi-Fi experience on an end-to-end basis across technologies, devices and networks.Copyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved. 10
  11. 11. Key Enablers from WBACopyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. WBA a “pioneer” in improving User Experience (UE) & Seamless Authentication on Wi-Fi • Launch of User Experience Program for UAM • Wireless Roaming Intermediary eXchange (WRIX) 2007 • Launch of Industry Collaboration Projects for Seamless Authentication with FMCA & WiMAX Forum 2008 • Launch of the 802.1x trial between FMCA members and WBA members • WISPr 2.0 work initiated to accomplish seamless Authentication as Operators unwilling to implement 802.1x networks 2009 • Key learning of the 802.1x Trial published • EAP over WISPr 2.0 Trial launched • User Experience for Smartphone work launched 2010 • Next Generation Hotspot Operator Guideline based on Hotspot 2.0 & 802.11u specifications • Next Generation Hotspot Trial 2011Copyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved. 12
  13. 13. Key Work-Areas of WBA in 2011 WBA Guideline on Seamless Wi-Fi and 3G offload:   Definition of best practices for implementing Seamless Authentication over Wi-Fi networks   Definition of best practices for implementing 3G Offload over Wi-Fi networks   Guideline for transition legacy networks to NGH Wi-Fi networks   Promote the awareness of Wi-Fi networks capability for 3G offload Next Generation Hotspot Trial: •  Conduct a trial with the ecosystem players based on the Hotspot 2.0 specification which will be produced by Wi-Fi Alliance and test out the roaming scenarios Whitepaper on Wi-Fi Security   Define what’s Good; Provide a guide to the minimum standards required to provide reasonable security for the public access model.   Normalize deployment considerations across free-to-user and paid-by-user models.   Provide recent examples of good and bad practice.   With objective to have decision-makers consider a broad set of criteria in the evaluation process for a Wi-Fi operator.Copyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved. 13
  14. 14. WBA Membership OpportunityCopyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Why Join WBACopyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. WBA Membership Categories Principal Member General Member Group Member Partner Member Affiliate Member Principal Members are General Must be a Must be affiliate Must be an industry Must be an industry Members or Affiliate Members telecommunications company of an player with interest in player with interest of the Company who are operator; and existing Principal the activities of the in the growth of classified as Principal Members Member or Alliance; AND wireless broadband and are able to participate in is able to bring General Member business; AND the Board of WBA after getting additional wireless of WBA and have Must be willing to duly elected based on the broadband coverage an ability to enter support WBA’s Must be willing to provisions of the Articles & and end-users to into or facilitate objectives. support WBA’s Rules of the alliance (WBA). the Members of the bilateral objectives. Company; and contracts has the ability to Must be able to enter into or support WBA user facilitate bilateral experience contracts with other requirements for member operators roaming of the Company. implementationCopyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Rights and ObligationsCopyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. WBA Membership Application Process   Step 1:  –  Review the WBA Governance documents and complete the WBA application form  ( online or offline) based on the membership category and a signed copy of the Deed of Adherence.   Step 2:  –  After receiving completed application form, WBA will conduct an internal review & approval process (around 10 working days). WBA may contact you to seek further clarification on the information or data provided in your application if necessary.   Step 3:  –  A formal approval along with the invoice for the collection of applicable WBA membership fees will be sent to the new member by the WBA Secretariat Office. New member is invited to participate in WBA activities upon receipt of payment. For additional information or online membership application, please click here: http://www.wballiance.com/our-membership/join-us.htmlCopyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved. 18
  19. 19. Potential CollaborationsCopyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved. 19
  20. 20. Thank You! Additional Information Please Contact Alice Lai WBA Secretariat & Membership Services Wireless Broadband Alliance alicelai@wballiance.com Tel: : +852 9250 8389 www.wballiance.comCopyright © 2011, Wireless Broadband Alliance. All rights reserved.