US company works towards greater deployment of Wi-Fi technology
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — US Signal, a leading provider of network infrastructure in the Midwest, today announced that it has joined the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), an operator-led organization driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience. “As a member of the WBA, US Signal will help to address the growing needs of additional bandwidth for mobile devices and smartphones by increasing access options in the markets we serve,” says Trevor Bidle, vice president of engineering, US Signal.
The WBA is comprised of 71 companies which include major fixed operators such as BT, Comcast and Time Warner Cable; and seven of the top 10 mobile operator groups (by revenue) as well as leading technology companies such as Cisco, Google and Intel. It recently welcomed seven new members including BSG, BSkyB, DOCOMO interTouch, SK Telecom, US Signal, Trustive and TeliaSonera Mobile Networks.
The mission and vision of the WBA is fitting to that of US Signal. The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is an operator-led industry organization focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience through technology innovation, interoperability and robust security. Its Next Generation Hotspot program will drastically simplify public Wi-Fi access for local users and those traveling abroad, eliminating manual login authentication procedures, and improving mobile broadband services by intelligently offloading data traffic from cellular networks. This initiative will fuel the next generation of Wi-Fi service offerings which are designed to provide a cellular-style experience.
“The WBA is delighted to welcome US Signal to our unique industry group representing leading fixed and mobile operators from around the world. We are driving the next generation of Wi-Fi and transform the user experience by marrying seamless connectivity, security and speed. We are excited about the strengths and capabilities that US Signal has in enabling this experience for its customers around the United States,” said Shrikant Shenwai, CEO, Wireless Broadband Alliance.
To learn more about WBA, visit www.wballiance.com.