Peterborough, Ontario – Lindsay Broadband is excited to participate in a panel discussion on the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2021 Innovation Theater stage. The subject is “Lindsay Next-Gen Wireless – TIP OpenWiFi and WBA OpenRoaming™ – Making seamless roaming work from strand to indoor (5G to Wi-Fi).”
Moderating the session will be Chris Busch, OpenWiFi Architecture Lead at Facebook, and Co-Chair Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Open Converged Wireless Software Group. Participating on the panel will be Jonathan Haight, SVP of Worldwide Business Development & U.S. Sales for Lindsay Broadband, and Tiago Rodrigues, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Association (WBA) and an industry leader for OpenRoaming.
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is a global community of companies and organizations working together to accelerate the development and deployment of open, disaggregated, and standards-based technology solutions that deliver the high quality connectivity that the world needs – now and in the decades to come. TIP OpenWiFi is the first project developed and contributed by the TIP Open Converged Wireless Software Group. OpenWiFi is a community-developed, disaggregated Wi-Fi software system offered as free open-source software. This includes both a cloud controller SDK and Enterprise-grade access point (AP) firmware, designed and validated to work seamlessly together to offer plug and play, open-source powered Wi-Fi networks.
The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) have been developing a new standard called OpenRoaming to enhance the QoE and QoS for Public-Guest Wi-Fi networks, ensuring users can connect to Wi-Fi easily, securely and with privacy in a sustainable way. It is a roaming federation service that frees users from the need to constantly re-register or re-enter log-in credentials, allowing seamless and instant network access, enterprise-grade security and a carrier-grade Wi-Fi experience across multiple locations. The open connectivity framework was developed as a global solution based on a common set of standards to bridge the gap between cellular and Wi-Fi, offering users frictionless connectivity as users roam between guest Wi-Fi networks and public Wi-Fi hotspots.
HFC infrastructure is pervasive, lining city streets and reaching rural areas around the world. Lindsay Broadband offers the first strand-mounted Wi-Fi platform capable of incorporating both OpenWiFi and OpenRoaming. Using existing HFC assets, this provides MSOs a quick path to greater offload revenue, both with mobile and non-mobile federated access. Next-gen, strand-based Wi-Fi compliments the subscriber experience from outdoor to indoor solutions.
Lindsay Broadband has been a valuable contributing partner to the TIP OpenWiFi project. By using Lindsay’s DOCSIS®, strand-mounted, hardened access points for Wi-Fi (SMHAP series), the cable strand is now OpenWiFi capable and the HFC plant is now OpenRoaming ready. Operators can participate not only in hotspot services, but are now also able to support mobile operator seamless roaming and data offloading.
Be sure to listen to the Innovation Theater panel discussion at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo on Thursday, October 14, 2021, 11:15-11:45 a.m. EDT to learn more about these revenue generating, service enhancing platforms.
About Lindsay Broadband Inc.:
Lindsay Broadband has a proud history of playing a key role in the global communications industry for over 65 years. We have an impressive history of industry firsts in innovative R&D aimed at driving additional revenue for our customers. We offer technologically advanced end-to-end solutions for RF, optical, powering, and business connectivity including FTTx, end-to-end RFoG, GPON/XGS-PON, 1.2 and 1.8 GHz HFC plant, customer premise equipment, MDUs, in-home networking, network standby and non-standby powering, NIU/CPE UPS systems, LTE/4G/5G/CBRS, small cell connectivity and powering, PoE, in-building cellular, Wi-Fi, IoT, PTP/PTMP, security cameras, digital signage, and many other revenue generating solutions. Discover more at www.lindsaybb.com
About Telecom Infra Project (TIP):
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is a global community of companies and organizations that are driving infrastructure solutions to advance global connectivity. Half of the world’s population is still not connected to the internet, and for those who are, connectivity is often insufficient. This limits access to the multitude of consumer and commercial benefits provided by the internet, thereby impacting GDP growth globally. However, a lack of flexibility in the current solutions – exacerbated by a limited choice in technology providers – makes it challenging for operators to efficiently build and upgrade networks. Founded in 2016, TIP is a community of diverse members that includes hundreds of companies – from service providers and technology partners, to systems integrators and other connectivity stakeholders. We are working together to develop, test and deploy open, disaggregated, and standards-based solutions that deliver the high quality connectivity that the world needs – now and in the decades to come. Find out more: www.telecominfraproject.com
About Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA):
Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is the global organization that connects people with the latest Wi-Fi initiatives. Founded in 2003, the vision of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is to drive seamless, interoperable service experiences via Wi-Fi within the global wireless ecosystem. WBA’s mission is to enable collaboration between service providers, technology companies, cities, regulators and organizations to achieve that vision. WBA’s membership is comprised of major operators, identity providers and leading technology companies across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision.
WBA undertakes programs and activities to address business and technical issues, as well as opportunities, for member companies. WBA work areas include standards development, industry guidelines, trials, certification and advocacy. Its key programs include NextGen Wi-Fi, OpenRoaming, 5G, IoT, Testing & Interoperability and Policy & Regulatory Affairs, with member-led Work Groups dedicated to resolving standards and technical issues to promote end-to-end services and accelerate business opportunities.
The WBA Board includes Airties, AT&T, Boingo Wireless, Broadcom, BT, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom AG, GlobalReach Technology, Google, Intel, Reliance Jio, SK Telecom and Viasat. For the complete list of current WBA members, click here.