CES 2013 will feature more than 20,000 devices, and if history is any guide, most of these devices, from light bulbs to cars, will feature Wi-Fi connectivity. New mobile roaming standards to certify, authenticate and seamlessly connect users to the best available networks – known as Hotspot 2.0, Next Generation Hotspot and Passpoint – will make it easier than ever for consumers to get the most from their cool new gadgets.
Next week at CES, Boingo’s chief scientist Niels Jonker will give attendees the low-down on the upcoming roll-out of Hotspot 2.0 as part of the “Hotspot 2.0: How Passpoint Will Change Wireless Communications” panel. Niels and his fellow panelists – including Wireless Broadband Alliance CEO Shrikant Shenwai, Wi-Fi Alliance CEO Edgar Figueroa, and HP Labs’ Paul Congdon – will explore the brave new world of seamless connectivity, the enhanced consumer experience promised by these new standards, and when mobile roaming will be coming to hotspots near you.
The “Hotspot 2.0: How Passpoint Will Change Wireless Communications” panel, part of the Wireless Communications track at CES, takes place:
Wednesday, January 9
12:30-1:30 p.m. PT
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall N261
Industry analysts and members of the media can attend the session free of charge, and the session is also open to “All Access,” “Entertainment Matters” and “CE Pass” holders.
If you can’t attend the session, be sure to check in here for a recap of the discussion.
Boingo is currently taking part in the WBA’s Next Generation Hotspot trials, and has been actively involved in the development of mobile roaming standards, collaborating with the joint industry task force created by the WBA, WFA, GSMA and IEEE.
For more information on Wi-Fi offload and mobile roaming, check out:
- Wireless Broadband Alliance’s Next Generation Hotspot program and whitepapers.
- “Three Technologies That Will Change the Way You Use Wi-Fi,” Entrepreneur.com, by CES panel moderator Stewart Wolpin
- ZDNet’s article, “Wi-Fi Roaming: Hotspot 2.0 and Next Generation Hotspot”