Telecom Infra Project (TIP) backed the OpenRoaming standard designed to help interconnection between Wi-Fi networks across the globe, ahead of the launch of its OpenWiFi project next week. WBA OpenRoaming standard
A statement released by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), which is behind OpenRoaming, revealed the forthcoming TIP project would use its standard – a move it anticipates would accelerate adoption and improve secure roaming on Wi-Fi networks.
The WBA added its vision was for the protocol to enable the world to “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.”
TIP’s adoption of the standard comes ahead of its launch of OpenWiFi on Wednesday (12 May). The event is expected to showcase the organisation’s vision of Wi-Fi systems which use opensource technology to allow service providers to mix access points, cloud controllers and smart analytics from different vendors.
Moves to aid the development of a more open Wi-Fi ecosystem come as TIP continues to push the use of open RAN in the mobile sector, an approach which is gaining significant traction from major operator groups. WBA OpenRoaming standard
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