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The WBA, partners complete Wi-Fi OpenRoaming trial in London

March 19, 2024

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The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) announced the completion of an advanced public Wi-Fi OpenRoaming proof-of-concept (PoC) in Shoreditch, London. WBA worked with streetside telecoms infrastructure asset provider CIN, digital infrastructure company Colt Technology Services and wireless ISP provider GlobalReach Technology. The trial reportedly achieved download speeds of 340 Mbps and upload speeds of 350 Mbps.

OpenRoaming is a Wi-Fi standard controlled by the WBA that allows a user to join any network managed by any provider within the established trusted federation of providers. For the London trial, the users were able to connect their phones to Wi-Fi in a congested environment and move between cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity via an existing OpenRoaming profile or app.

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