Global Reach Technology joins Wireless Broadband Alliance
Working together to promote and deliver Carrier WiFi and Next Generation Hotspot networks
August 27, 2014 – Global Reach Technology, the WiFi software innovation company today, announced that it has become a member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation WiFi experience. Becoming a member and working with the WBA is an important step in Global Reach’s strategy to deliver cloud-based, carrier-grade WiFi to carriers and enterprises, joining the efforts of a significant group dedicated to progressing the development of Carrier WiFi throughout the world. Global Reach joins at a pivotal time when Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) networks are now a commercial reality and operators are reaping the benefits of an improved carrier-grade of WiFi.
Working with the WBA and its members, Global Reach will engage in various WBA-led initiatives including the promotion of Global WiFi Roaming, the Interoperability Compliance Program (ICP) and trials of the Next Generation Hotspot, all laying the groundwork to make WiFi truly seamless, interoperable and secure.
Nigel Wesley CEO at Global Reach Technology said: “It’s great to be joining the WBA at this important time for the industry. Global Reach have been at the forefront of the implementation of large scale public WiFi solutions including the use of Passpoint™ Hotspot 2.0 and it’s great to be joining forces with the community to help the wider promotion of the technology.”
Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the WBA said: “The WBA brings together all parties from across the ecosystem, giving them the opportunity to work together to make WiFi the best it can be. Our new members play a crucial role in ensuring that consumers connecting to a WiFi network will be exposed to the best user experience possible, regardless of time or location.”
With a background in building managing and wholesaling networks on behalf of ISPs, MNOs and large enterprises, Global Reach has developed Odyssys®, a packaged carrier-grade, cloud-based WiFi software that can be tailored to meet the most demanding of specifications. The Odyssys® platform has been designed to be used to power both private enterprise WiFi, providing secure network access to staff and controlled access to public users. It provides a managed RADIUS / AAA and 802.1X access secure solution and is capable of integrating with other systems such as Google Apps and Salesforce.com using SAML and OAuth technology. It has been built to power environments supporting millions of concurrent users where reliability is key and uses Passpoint™ Hotspot 2.0 to dramatically simplify and automate how users connect to and roam between WiFi networks.
Global Reach will be attending and presenting at the WBA’s fifth WiFi Global Congress and 25th WBA Roundtable Conference at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco from 6th-10th October.
For more details on the event, please visit: www.wifiglobalcongress.com.