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Published
20 May 2015
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GlobalReach Technology Announces Hotspot 2.0 Release 2 - Online Sign Up Solution (OSU).

Company to showcase their new Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint™ R2 OSU Solution at the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s Wi-Fi Global Congress.

LONDON – 20 May, 2015 – GlobalReach Technology (www.globalreachtech.com), a leading developer of advanced, carrier class Wi-Fi software, announced its next step in Hotspot 2.0 technology – the Online Sign Up or “OSU” solution now built into its platform to seamlessly and securely certify and provision mobile devices on a Wi-Fi network.

The Passpoint™ solution was launched by the Wi-Fi Alliance in 2012 to streamline user access to multiple Wi-Fi networks operated by MNO’s and other carriers wishing to give their customers a more “cellular-like” experience when connecting to Wi-Fi networks; in this way Passpoint™ also facilitates data offloading, roaming and other services.

GlobalReach immediately set about integrating the first release of Passpoint™ into its network management solution, and the company has already deployed large scale municipal networks using Passpoint™ in San Jose and San Francisco, California. It can now provide any operator or service provider network with their own OSU Server, linked to an AAA Server, and access to a certificate authority so GlobalReach’s carrier grade AAA solution, now supports Release 2 OSU Specification.

As a member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), GlobalReach will be demonstrating its software with the Passpoint™ OSU solution at this year’s WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress, to be held in London’s Tower Hotel from 18-21 May. Private demonstrations can also be arranged at the GlobalReach offices in Holborn, London.

“The Wi-Fi Global Congress event sees the ecosystem meet in London to discuss how the technology has evolved beyond all recognition. What was once seen as a technology for short range broadband data is now being used for everything from voice calls to location services while at the same time becoming a critical piece of infrastructure for both mobile operators and smart cities.” said Tiago Rodrigues, Program Director, Wireless Broadband Alliance. “The NGH Live Experience in London is the result of hard work by the Wireless Broadband Alliance and its members from across the value chain. We are delighted to be working with partners such as GlobalReach to showcase these capabilities.”

Nigel Wesley, CEO of GlobalReach, explained the current state of the technology in real terms. “Hotspot 2.0 is not just a concept anymore,” he stated, “our Passpoint and OSU deployments in California and elsewhere prove that this technology is not just possible, but practical and affordable, and we are already working with our carrier clients to expand our Hotspot 2.0 networks globally.”


 

About GlobalReach Technology:

GlobalReach Technology is the Wi-Fi AAA and captive portal platform purpose-built for the world’s largest service providers, who use it to manage multiple, complex wireless services for their business customers.

Its software and cloud-based platform powers some of the world’s most complex Wi-Fi services, delivering billions of authentications a year. These include San Francisco, San Jose, New York, London, Sydney, Mexico and throughout Europe.

Media contact:

Kate Cleevely
kate.cleevely@globalreachtech.com
T. +44 (0) 7754 920043