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GlobalReach Shortlisted for Wireless Broadband Alliance Industry Award

November 16, 2016, Wireless Global Congress, San Jose: We’re excited for tonight’s Wireless Broadband Alliance Awards 2016 in San Jose.

We’re a finalist in the Best Consumer-Centric Wireless Service Innovation category for our work in creating a seamless global user experience over Wi-Fi, whilst minimizing latency.

The WBA Industry Awards promote successful practices and strategies in different aspects of the convergence and coexistence in the wireless broadband industry.

Good luck to all finalists.

GlobalReach Provides Provisioning Power Behind New World Wi-Fi Day Drive to Boost Passpoint Hotspot 2.0 Roaming

GlobalReach Technology is providing the Wi-Fi OSU behind a new Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) programme to increase the number of consumers using Passpoint Hotspot 2.0 by giving them automatic, secure and seamless roaming across city hotspots.

Under the umbrella of the World Wi-Fi Day, New York City, San Francisco, San Jose and Singapore are temporarily setting up a city Wi-Fi roaming service. The free service will allow citizens and visiting carrier customers in the different cities to use the hotspots automatically once they’ve downloaded the Passpoint Hotspot 2.0 profile.

Users simply make a one-time download of the profile from worldwifiday.odyssys.net for seamless roaming across the cities and at all other next generation hotspots in the future.

“Using Next Generation Hotspot and Passpoint technology, the user experience is automatic and secure. It’s a perfect way for wireless service providers to add extra capacity and coverage,” said Tiago Rodrigues, senior director, Wireless Broadband Alliance.

The GlobalReach captive portal and AAA RADIUS platform for service providers features a built-in Hotspot 2.0 OSU as standard. The platform is already used to support some of the largest city Wi-Fi networks including LinkNYC, San Francisco and San Jose. It can support more than a billion authentications a month, across any mobile platform.

GlobalReach Technology Powers Hotspot 2.0 at the WBA WiFi Global Congress for Third Time

SAN JOSE – 14 October, 2015 – GlobalReach Technology, is providing a Hotspot 2.0 online sign-up (OSU) server for the third time at the WBA’s WiFi Global Congress in San Jose this week.

The service is enabled by the cloud-hosted GlobalReach Wi-Fi platform, Odyssys™. The live next generation hotspot (NGH) network will be in place at The San Jose Convention Centre in San Jose, California. Accuris Networks, AIRI Point Dume, BSG Wireless, GlobalReach Technology and Syniverse will act as the main hub providers. The service will be used for seamless authentication and roaming for 600+ delegates.

GlobalReach will be demonstrating live devices with credentials to allow the cellular-like, seamless and secure authentication.

In association with the local authorities, the network also includes outdoor locations in downtown San Jose where users can experience roaming at popular tourist locations.

GlobalReach has a rich history with California’s Silicon Valley Wi-Fi. Working with San Francisco and San Jose GlobalReach created the world’s first large-scale municipal Passpoint™ Hotspot 2.0 service, allowing millions of visitors and residents to automatically and securely connect to the internet.

Operators involved in the live demonstration include: AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boingo, BT, Cable Labs, China Mobile, Comcast, dU, FON, KT, Linktel, Mobily, NTT docomo, Orange, PCCW HKT, Portugal Telecom, PT Telecom Indonesia, Shaw, SK Telecom, Sprint, Swisscom, T-Mobile USA, Telstra, Telus, Towerstream and True.

Local users with Passpoint™ enabled smartphones, laptops and tablets suited to join the NGH service can experience a one-time download of the profile for seamless roaming at other NGH hotspots in the future.

These include smartphones such as Mediatek Smartphone, Qualcomm Smartphone, Broadcom Smartphone, Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S and Note – and the tablets and laptops: Intel Laptop, Apple iPad, and the Marvell Plug Computer.

See the GlobalReach Hotspot 2.0 online sign up service at: https://osu.odyssys.net.

About GlobalReach Technology:

GlobalReach Technology delivers the most complete, scalable Wi-Fi authentication and provisioning platform. Its software and cloud-based platform powers some of the world’s most complex Wi-Fi services, delivering billions of authentications a year. These include San Francisco, San Jose, London, Sydney, Mexico and throughout Europe.

Built on the world’s leading AAA authentication engine, secure captive portal, and Hotspot 2.0 online signup server (OSU), GlobalReach delivers high-performance software, service and analytics for the world’s leading service providers and their customers.

Media contact:

Kate Cleevely
kate@globalreachtech.com
T. +44 207 831 5630

GlobalReach and Ruckus to join San Francisco and San Jose Wi-Fi services using Passpoint™ Hotspot 2.0 technology.

Ruckus Wireless and GlobalReach Technology will help to join San Francisco’s and San Jose’s Wi-Fi services, so that visitors can connect to both automatically without having to sign up twice.

The new service, which will be HotSpot 2.0-based, will make it easy for residents and visitors to move between one Wi-Fi network and another. San Francisco and San Jose are two of the first cities to make use of the new Wi-Fi standard, which is also known as Passpoint, reports computerworld.com.

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