AT&T Announces Support of Global Wi-Fi Interoperability Initiative
AT&T Joins Other Operators in the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s Global Effort to Establish Common Set of Standards for Wi-Fi Roaming
Dallas, Texas, December 21, 2012
AT&T* announced today its support of the new Interoperability Compliance Program (ICP) introduced this week by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience.
The ICP is designed to streamline the way WBA members work together by creating a common set of technical and commercial frameworks for Wi-Fi roaming. AT&T, a WBA member, is one of the first operators to confirm their support of this new initiative.
“AT&T is proud to support the WBA in their effort to reduce the friction around Wi-Fi interoperability and continue to drive compatibility across the ecosystem,” said JR Wilson, chairman of the WBA and vice president of Partnerships & Alliances, AT&T Mobility. “This initiative will ultimately help establish clear guidelines for operators create a roadmap of the evolution of hotspots and eventually develop a directory of various carriers’ Wi-Fi capabilities, which will enable carriers to deliver a better mobile data experience to customers when they travel abroad.”