WBA OpenRoaming standard chosen

Wireless Broadband Alliance
Thursday, 06 May, 2021

WBA OpenRoaming standard chosen

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) announced that the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), an initiative focused on accelerating the pace of innovation in the telecom industry worldwide, has adopted the WBA OpenRoaming standard for its soon-to-be-launched OpenWiFi initiative. TIP’s adoption of WBA OpenRoaming will accelerate the adoption of the standard, which will allow users to securely roam from location to location without the need for logins, registrations or passwords.

The vision for the WBA OpenRoaming Wi-Fi roaming standard is that the world will become a single, giant Wi-Fi network, allowing billions of people and their devices to connect automatically and securely to millions of Wi-Fi networks around the world. The standard was introduced in early 2020 and has high-profile backers including AT&T, Boingo, Broadcom, Cisco, CommScope, Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Intel, Net Experience and Samsung.

A cross-industry survey announced in November 2020 showed that 79% of organisations planned to adopt OpenRoaming.

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