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Apr 09, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ adds NFC tap-to-connect for simple set up of security-protected Wi-Fi® devices and networks

 With Wi-Fi® connecting an ever-widening range of devices, including those for the smart home and Internet of Everything, Wi-Fi...

Jan 07, 2014, 08:00 ET
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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...

Sep 24, 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...

Sep 09, 2013, 08:00 ET
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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...

Jun 19, 2013, 08:01 ET
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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...

May 21, 2013, 08:01 ET
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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...

Mar 05, 2013, 10:19 ET
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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...

Feb 25, 2013, 15:21 ET
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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...

Jan 29, 2013, 15:27 ET
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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...

Jan 22, 2013, 08:00 ET
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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...

Jan 10, 2013, 19:01 ET
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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...

Jan 08, 2013, 08:00 ET
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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...

Jan 03, 2013, 08:00 ET
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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...

Sep 19, 2012, 03:01 ET
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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...

Jun 26, 2012, 03:01 ET
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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...

May 31, 2012, 09:00 ET
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Wi-Fi Alliance® To Launch Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™ To Deliver Display Applications

 The Wi-Fi Alliance® announced today that it is finalizing its certification program for Wi-Fi® devices to support display...

May 09, 2012, 10:00 ET
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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...

May 08, 2012, 08:00 ET
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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...

Jan 24, 2012, 09:00 ET
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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...

Jan 10, 2012, 07:59 ET
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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...