First global Wi-Fi Offload Summit confirmed to take place in January 2014 in Frankfurt/Germany

Summit is endorsed by the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Broadband Alliance

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Carrier Wi-Fi and seamless Wi-Fi offload is the single biggest telecoms business opportunity of the decade. The Global Wi-Fi Offload Summit is the only global telecoms industry event committed to giving you all the insight and tools to capitalize on Wi-Fi offload.

During the Pre-Conference Workshop (22.01) Claus Hetting - a recognized international expert in Wi-Fi offload - will present and discuss Wi-Fi offload and carrier WiFi technology, standards and innovation. He will also present a detailed business case for carrier Wi-Fi & seamless Wi-Fi Offload using an interactive, modeling-based approach.

During the conference (23.01) interactive presentation sessions and panel discussions will offer thought-leading insights and analysis on business opportunities, monetization of Wi-Fi offload, carrier Wi-Fi network solutions, device connectivity management solutions, service management systems, innovative new service opportunities, and a complete update on the state of the Wi-Fi offload industry including cases and success stories:


Understanding & building the carrier Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi offload business case
The complete technology story: Wi-Fi networks, service platforms, devices, innovation
How to monetize carrier Wi-Fi: Case studies & real-world success stories
Networking inside the carrier Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi offload ecosystem


The target audience is MNOs, MVNOs, MSOs, Wi-Fi service providers, cellular tower and infrastructure companies, service provider, startups, consultants & industry analysts, regulators, banks & investors, and technology solution vendors for devices, software, networks, and more.

The Wi-Fi Offload Summit 2014 is supported by the major industry of Wi-Fi solutions. C-level senior executives are representing the following vendors: Cisco, Devicescape, Birdstep Technology, Ruckus Wireless, Aptilo Networks and BandwidthX. More speakers will be signed in during the next weeks. The conference Keynote will be delivered by Graham Cove, Director of Wi-Fi of EverythingEverywhere (EE), one of the global leaders in the use of carrier Wi-Fi by MNOs.

The Wi-Fi Offload Summit 2014 is endorsed by the two leading industry organizations, supporting and promoting the global deployment of next generation Wi-Fi, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and the Wi-Fi Alliance.

By leveraging the strengths of its unique membership mix and strong operator heritage, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) seeks to engage the ecosystem for enabling a seamless Wi-Fi experience with the benefit of the end user in mind. Ton Brand, WBA’s Senior Director Marketing and Industry Development will talk about “Hotspot 2.0 and NGH for new carrier Wi-Fi business opportunities”

One of the goals of the Wi-Fi Alliance, a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to seamless connectivity, is helping to ensure that Wi-Fi-enabled products deliver the best user experience. Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 15,000 products, encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and established markets. The Wi-Fi Alliance has confirmed to endorse the Wi-Fi Offload Summit 2014.

The Wi-Fi Offload Summit 2014 will take place from 22.-23.01.2014 at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

About Hetting Consulting

CEO and Senior Consultant Claus Hetting founded HETTING mobile industry consulting in 2007. The company has since worked extensively to support mobile operators, international organisations, and technology vendors all over the world. Today, Claus Hetting is exclusively dedicated to supporting carrier Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi offload activities across the global telecommunications industry

Claus Hetting holds an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a diploma in journalism. He has worked in the mobile industry for more than 15 years and has held senior management positions for – among others – Nokia Networks. He writes regularly for leading mobile industry publications.
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