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07 Jan, 2014, 08:00 ET Wi-Fi® connectivity increases purchase likelihood for smart home devices

 Consumers' expectations for a connected life are expanding beyond the world of PCs and mobile gadgets to include a wide range of smart home...


24 Sep, 2013, 08:01 ET Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint™ adds value to service provider networks today and sets the stage for strategic advantage in the future

 With smartphone and tablet usage continuing to explode, operator-deployed Wi-Fi® networks are playing an increasing role in keeping...


09 Sep, 2013, 08:00 ET Wi-Fi Alliance® reveals new WiGig CERTIFIED™ logo and announces industry collaborations to advance 60 GHz technology

 With industry momentum and user anticipation of 60 GHz technology growing, Wi-Fi Alliance® has designated WiGig CERTIFIED™ as the...


19 Jun, 2013, 08:01 ET Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ ac takes Wi-Fi® performance to new heights

Wi-Fi® technology has again made a significant leap in performance. Today, Wi-Fi Alliance® launched its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ ac...


21 May, 2013, 08:01 ET Wi-Fi® Takes Center Stage As Capacity Expansion Solution For Operator Networks

 Wi-Fi has emerged as a cost-effective solution for operators who face serious capacity problems on their mobile networks.  Small cells...


05 Mar, 2013, 10:19 ET Wi-Fi Alliance® and Wireless Gigabit Alliance Finalize Unification

 Wi-Fi Alliance® and Wireless Gigabit (WiGig®) Alliance have finalized the agreement defining consolidation of WiGig technology and...


25 Feb, 2013, 15:21 ET Wi-Fi Alliance® applauds new FCC milestone toward the release of additional spectrum for Wi-Fi®

The United States Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously last week to propose the release of significant new wireless spectrum for...


29 Jan, 2013, 15:27 ET Wi-Fi Alliance® Statement on NTIA's 5 GHz Report

 Wi-Fi Alliance® is pleased to see the progress shown by the NTIA report regarding the potential availability of up to 195 MHz of new...


22 Jan, 2013, 08:00 ET Wi-Fi Alliance® opens bureaus in Beijing and Taipei

 Wi-Fi Alliance, the global collaboration forum for Wi-Fi®, has opened branch offices in both Beijing and Taipei. Wi-Fi Alliance staff...


10 Jan, 2013, 19:01 ET Wi-Fi Alliance® Applauds This Week's FCC Wi-Fi® Spectrum Announcement

The announcement this week from FCC Chairman Genachowski regarding plans to make available up to 195 MHz of additional spectrum for license-exempt...


08 Jan, 2013, 08:00 ET New Wi-Fi Alliance® technologies shine at CES 2013

 2012 marked yet another year of Wi-Fi® innovation and record device sales, with more than 1.5 billion devices sold, according to ABI...


03 Jan, 2013, 08:00 ET Wi-Fi Alliance® and Wireless Gigabit Alliance to unify

Wi-Fi Alliance® and the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining their plans to...


19 Sep, 2012, 03:01 ET Easy-to-Use, Multi-Vendor Wireless Display has Arrived: Wi-Fi Alliance® Launches Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™

 Wi-Fi Alliance® today announced the launch of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™ certification program. Miracast devices provide...


26 Jun, 2012, 03:01 ET Launch Of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint™ Enables A New Era In Service Provider Wi-Fi®

The Wi-Fi® industry has delivered a major milestone in the technology's evolution as an operator-grade network. The Wi-Fi Alliance® is...


09 May, 2012, 10:00 ET Wi-Fi Alliance® Introduces Two New Certification Programs for Advanced Enterprise Applications

 The Wi-Fi Alliance® today announced that it will soon begin to certify products for two new programs that deliver enterprise-grade voice...


08 May, 2012, 08:00 ET Easy-To-Use Wi-Fi® An Essential Offering For Service Providers

Seamless connection to Wi-Fi on the go is the overwhelming preference of smartphone and tablet users, according to a new survey released today by...


24 Jan, 2012, 09:00 ET Wi-Fi Alliance® Hosts First Public Demonstration of Interoperable Wi-Fi® and ZigBee® SEP 2 Implementations

Utilities, appliance makers and other vendors attending DistribuTECH 2012 in San Antonio this week have an opportunity to witness an important...


10 Jan, 2012, 07:59 ET Wi-Fi® Innovations and User Enthusiasm Propel Continued Sales Growth

With more than a billion products shipped in 2011 and continued growth in mobile and digital home devices, Wi-Fi is thriving. Yet the...


05 Oct, 2011, 06:01 ET Wi-Fi® Security Barometer Reveals Large Gap Between What Users Know and What They Do

Wi-Fi users in the U.S. are confident that they are taking the right steps to protect themselves when using Wi-Fi devices. In fact, 97 percent of...


03 Aug, 2011, 08:36 ET Wi-Fi Alliance® Hosts Wi-Fi® Smart Energy Forum and First Large-Scale Demonstration of Interoperable Wi-Fi SEP 2 Implementations

The Wi-Fi Alliance is hosting its inaugural Wi-Fi Smart Energy Forum this week in Chicago. The opening day of the event featured the first...


02 Aug, 2011, 11:26 ET HomePlug® Alliance, Wi-Fi Alliance®, HomeGrid Forum® and ZigBee® Alliance Lead Development of Breakthrough Certification Program for Smart Energy Profile 2

The HomePlug Alliance, Wi-Fi Alliance, HomeGrid Forum and ZigBee Alliance have agreed to create a Consortium for SEP 2 Interoperability. The...


31 May, 2011, 15:08 ET Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct™ Recognized With Connected Home 2011 Award

At the recent Connected Home Global Summit in London, England, the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct program from the Wi-Fi Alliance® received top...


17 May, 2011, 08:00 ET Wi-Fi Alliance® Welcomes New Sponsor Members - Huawei, LG and Samsung

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., LG Electronics, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. have become Sponsor members of the Wi-Fi Alliance, and each...


27 Apr, 2011, 08:00 ET Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Remains a Key Market Enabler as Certifications Reach 10,000

More than 10,000 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED designations have been granted by the Wi-Fi Alliance®, the global, non-profit trade association at the...


23 Mar, 2011, 13:33 ET Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Hotspot Program to Ease Subscriber Connectivity in Service Provider Wi-Fi® Hotspots

An initiative to transform the user experience in hotspots is underway in the Wi-Fi Alliance®. Service providers and device manufacturers in...