Telcos to form wireless broadband alliance

Telcos to form wireless broadband alliance

Five of the world’s largest telecommunication carriers are joining forces to create a Wireless Broadband Alliance and improve services in the Asia region.

Telstra, StarHub (Singapore), Maxis (Malaysia), Korea Telecom and China Netcom have agreed to encourage the use of wireless broadband technology by extending cooperation between cross-network services.

They aim to deliver a consistent level and standard of services.

With 8,600 locations in the five countries already wireless-enabled, the consortium hopes wireless broadband solutions will be available at more than 20,000 international airports, hotels, cafés and other potential hotspots by the end of the year.

The Alliance will work towards a commercial and technical solution to facilitate seamless roaming across networks to deliver a uniform and consistent wireless broadband service experience for all customers.

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