WiFi Certification Launched

The Wi-Fi Alliance is now testing mobile devices and infrastructure equipment for its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint program. The program is intended to certify that compliant mobile devices can automatically discover and connect to Wi-Fi networks powered by Passpoint-certified access points. The specification was defined by service provider and equipment maker members of the Wi-Fi Alliance. It's intended to ease service provider data traffic offload to WiFi networks and as a foundation to expand Wi-Fi roaming agreements. The first certified products are:

  • BelAir 20E

  • Broadcom Dualband 11n WiFi and Dual Band 802.11n Access Point

  • Cisco CT2500 Series WLAN Controller and LAP1260 Series Access Point

  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230

  • Marvell Plug - 88W8787 802.11 a/b/g/n Reference Design

  • MediaTek Hotspot 2.0 Client V1

  • Qualcomm Atheros Dual-Band XSPAN 3-Stream 802.11n Access Point and Dual-Band XSPAN 2-stream 802.11n WLAN Adapter

  • Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex 7363 and ZoneDirector 1100

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