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Driving WiFi Innovations


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Driving WiFi Innovations

  1. 1. Driving Wi-Fi Innovations Dr. Mazlan Abbas MIMOS Berhad
  2. 2. Wi-Fi Alliance snapshot• Model collaboration forum of more than 500 service provider and vendor members from around the world• Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ is a world-class interoperability validation program; 15,000+ product certifications to date Full list of member companies available at
  3. 3. Continuous innovation for mobile users“Wi-Fi has firmly established itself as the mostheavily-used wireless technology everdeveloped in terms of the volume of data traffictransmitted over the networks.” - Thomas Wehmeier, Principal Analyst, Informa Telcoms & Media Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint™ (2012) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n™ (2007, 2009) Converged Handset (2006)
  4. 4. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED PasspointTransforming Wi-Fi connectivity
  5. 5. Our appetite for connected servicesand content continues to grow 7.2 exabytes of mobile data in 2011; growing to 82 exabytes by 2015* *Cisco Virtual Networking Index Mobile, 2012
  6. 6. Wi-Fi is nearly ubiquitous on mobile devices 1.2 billion Wi-Fi devices sold in 2011, growing to 2.2 billion by 2015**ABI Research, 2012
  7. 7. … and the number of hotspots is exploding 1.3 million Wi-Fi hotspots in 2011, growing to 5.8 million by 2015* *Informa Telecoms & Media, 2011
  8. 8. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint testing• Passpoint devices: – Automatically discover and select networks – Deliver a consistent, automated connection process – Implement WPA2™ security – Support inter-provider roaming agreements• Passpoint allows a seamless connectivity experience• Passpoint is a building block for inter-carrier roaming
  9. 9. Passpoint enables service providers tointegrate Wi-Fi into their offering• Wi-Fi Alliance is testing and certifying access points and mobile endpoints like tablets, handsets, and notebooks worldwide• Only devices marked Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint have been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance to work well with other Wi-Fi CERTIFIED devices, have the latest security protections, and deliver the best user experience• Passpoint update planned for mid-2013; adds support for operator policy and online sign up
  10. 10. Driving technology forward
  11. 11. Wi-Fi Alliance is the technical source• Wi-Fi Alliance members represent all segments of the industry; more than 30 operators/service providers• We enable seamless connectivity by ensuring interoperability of over-the-air exchanges• The Wi-Fi Alliance is a unique forum for creating alignment and new technology• We enable new markets with technology & testing Service Equipment Semiconductor Providers Vendors Manufacturers
  12. 12. Operator members as catalysts• Our members include fixed-line operators, mobile operators and providers of Wi-Fi services• Operator interest and engagement are growing with each new success• Operator members – Define use cases – Guide work in progress – Incubate new areas of work• Investigatory work by operator members in several areas: multi-band operations; video over Wi-Fi; network management
  13. 13. Mobile device certification signals continued growth
  14. 14. VHT in 5 GHz (802.11ac) is the next generationof Wi-Fi CERTIFIED technology• Stream up to three lightly compressed HD video streams, rapidly synch large files, and connect for demanding applications at gigabit data rates• Very High Throughput in 5 GHz technology builds on Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n and interoperates with legacy 5 GHz devices• Dual-band networking products combining 5 GHz (VHT in 5 GHz) and 2.4 GHz (Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n) are expected to be widespread in the early market• Certification program planned for 2013• Technology compelling for applications ranging from hotspot deployments to home video distribution
  15. 15. • Demand for mobile connectivity is exploding and Wi-Fi is essential to address this opportunity• Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint is the latest step toward our vision of seamless connectivity• Wi-Fi technology is critical to operators; the Wi-Fi Alliance is where technology meets business needs• Join the members of the Wi-Fi Alliance in defining our roadmap
  16. 16. References• “Wi-Fi Alliance: Driving Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi Innovations”, Sarah Simpson Morris, WiFi World Summit, September 2012, Barcelona
  17. 17. Contact Dr. Mazlan Abbas @mazlan_abbasEmail: