Tata Communications to lead wireless broadband alliance

March 12th, 2008 - 9:08 pm ICT by admin  


Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Leading telecom operator Tata Communications said Wednesday the company has been elected to lead the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). The company’s vice president of planning and retail business, Prateek Pashine, has been appointed the chairman of WBA, a statement released here said.

Into its fifth year of operation, the WBA was created to drive the adoption of wireless broadband technologies and services around the world by developing a common commercial, technical and marketing framework for wireless network interoperability.

The WBA is now aggressively pursuing various other alliances and forums on other forms of wireless broadband roaming like dual mode devices and Wimax roaming.

Pashine said: “The company, which has the largest number of Wi-Fi hotspots in India and is also currently rolling out India’s largest Wimax network, will now further leverage on this experience to help evolve global wireless standards.”

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