GSMA's Anne Bouverot to deliver keynote address at the WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco

Top Quote GSMA's Anne Bouverot has been confirmed as a keynote speaker on the convergence of Mobile and Wi-Fi at the WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress to be held in San Francisco this November. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 25, 2012 - GSMA's Anne Bouverot to deliver keynote address on the convergence of Mobile and Wi-Fi at the WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco.

    San Francisco, October 23. Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA, the organisation representing the interests of mobile operators worldwide is confirmed as a key note speaker at the WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress to be held in San Francisco this November. The Congress is the 22nd Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Global Conference and is the world's largest carrier grade Wi-Fi event, attended by WBA members and non-members.

    The Congress brings together over 300 industry leaders from all parts of the ecosystem including leading telcos, Wi-Fi and cable operators, roaming hub providers and vendors to discuss and define the future of Wi-Fi design, deployments, monetization and roaming strategies.

    Ms Bouverot joins this prestigious event as a keynote speaker on November 7, when she will present how 3G and 4G networks are increasingly converging with Wi-Fi and the implications of this convergence for the GSMA's mobile operator members, as well as the impact on the consumer experience. Earlier this year, the GSMA and the WBA announced collaboration to simplify connectivity to Wi-Fi hotspots from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The joint initiative is developing technical and commercial frameworks for Wi-Fi roaming which will bring together the benefits of mobile technology and Wi-Fi networks for the first time, creating a far simpler consumer experience.

    Ms. Bouverot joins a line-up of over 40 industry experts including senior representatives from AT&T, Sprint Nextel, Time Warner Cable, Orange, Comcast, Shaw Communications, Vodafone, Cisco, Deutsche Telecom, Ericsson, Google, BT and many more.

    Core themes explored during the event include; how to enable seamless cellular-Wi-Fi roaming; approaches to monetising Wi-Fi networks; new business models for telco and cable operators moving into Wi-Fi; multi-technology radio access networks; international roaming agreements; and how to manage the user experience.

    Running from November 5-8, the Congress will include a dedicated Roaming Workshop; an open conference; members only plenary; exhibition of technology and service suppliers; the Wi-Fi Industry Awards ceremony; working group sessions and an invitation only Executive Forum.

    About the Wireless Broadband Alliance

    Founded in 2003, the aim of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is to secure an outstanding user experience through the global deployment of next generation Wi-Fi. The WBA and its industry leading members are dedicated to delivering this quality experience through technology innovation, interoperability, and robust security.

    Today, membership includes major fixed operators such as BT, Comcast and Time Warner Cable; seven of the top 10 mobile operator groups (by revenue) and leading technology companies such as Cisco, Google and Intel.

    WBA member operators collectively serve more than 1 billion subscribers and operate more than 1 million hotspots globally. They also work with international operators to drive innovation, deliver seamless connectivity and optimize network investments. The WBA Board includes AT&T, Boingo Wireless, BT, Cisco Systems, Intel Corporation, iPass, KT Corporation, NTT DOCOMO and Orange.

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    For more information about the event, contact:
    James Clark, Conference Director, Avren Events
    +44 (0) 20 7384 7926
    James.clark ( @ ) avrenevents dot com

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