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BSG Wireless and Mosaik Solutions to Improve Wi-Fi Directory Data

Posted on May 20, 2015

Increasing confidence in datasets will improve Wi-Fi network monetization by accelerating demand for carrier Wi-Fi and cellular offload

LONDON - WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress 2015 - May 20, 2015 - BSG Wireless, a leading provider of innovative Wi-Fi solutions recognized for delivering proven and reliable managed services into the growing Wi-Fi ecosystem, today announced a strategic alliance with Mosaik Solutions, a leader in telecom business intelligence and visualization services. To meet the growing demands of "always connected" lifestyles, the alliance's primary objective is to improve quality of the global Wi-Fi directory and create a reliable source for the most accurate Wi-Fi location data.

"Both Mosaik Solutions and BSG Wireless are award-winning innovators in the mobile and Wi-Fi ecosystem," said Bryan Darr, founder and CEO at Mosaik Solutions. "Our combined capabilities will help service providers optimize user experiences, improve confidence in cellular offload and better monetize Wi-Fi networks."

"Mosaik has a powerful reputation for delivering telecom network intelligence solutions to the wireless industry," said Atul Devani, CEO at BSG Wireless. "I am confident we can jointly create valuable offerings for Wi-Fi service providers."

To learn more about BSG Wireless and Mosaik Solutions, connect with leaders from both companies at WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress.

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The Wireless Broadband Alliance and GSMA announce next generation Wi-Fi® network at Mobile World Congress 2015

Posted on March 13, 2015

Public Network at Fira Gran Via Will Enable Automatic Authentication of Mobile Devices onto NGH Wi-Fi Network for Subscribers of Over 30 Networks Including; AT&T, BT, China Mobile, Fon, KT, Orange, Portugal Telecom, SK Telecom, Telstra and TELUS

19th February 2015, London, UK: The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi® experience, and the GSMA today announced that they will deploy Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint, based on the Wi-Fi Alliance Hotspot 2.0 specification, on the Wi-Fi network at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain from 2-5 March. The network, which will also be supported by the Wi-Fi Alliance®, will allow attendees using Passpoint-enabled iOS and Android from participating mobile operators to automatically roam onto the network using secure credentials and also benefit from a secure Wi-Fi connection.

The platform, provided by Cisco, will demonstrate the full range of NGH and Passpoint capabilities allowing subscribers of these carriers to roam seamlessly onto the public Wi-Fi network at the Fira Gran Via venue. The network will support subscribers of operators including; 2 Degrees, AIS Thailand, AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boingo Wireless, BT, China Mobile, Comcast, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du), Fon, Idea Cellular, KT, Linktel Corp, Mobily, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel, Mobilink, MTN Nigeria, NTT DOCOMO, Omantel, Orange, HKT, Portugal Telecom, Telkom Indonesia, SK Telecom, Sprint, Swisscom, Shaw Communications, Telstra, TELUS, Towerstream, True Corporation Plc. and Videotron. Additional technology partners include Accuris Networks, BSG Wireless, CableLabs, Front Porch, Spirent and Syniverse. The most up-to-date list of operators participating, and instructions on how subscribers can configure their devices, can be found at: http://www.hotspot2experience.com

"Wi-Fi has been embraced by the cellular community as technology which neatly complements existing infrastructure investment. By making the user experience, security and roaming agreements the same as their cellular counterparts, it now offers the perfect solution to provide additional capacity and coverage for operators," said Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the WBA. "The NGH Live Experience in Barcelona is the result of hard work by the Wireless Broadband Alliance and its members from across the value chain. We are delighted to be working with the GSMA and our partners to demonstrate these capabilities at the flagship event in the mobile industry calendar."

"There is no indication that the proliferation of smart devices, and consumers' appetite for data show any signs of abating. As a result, NGH Wi-Fi technology represents an ideal solution for mobile operators who wish to augment their existing network infrastructure with a technology that is convenient, accessible and readily available, and uses their existing installed base of SIM cards to make attachment an effortless process" said Dan Warren, Senior Director of Technology at the GSMA.

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BSG Wireless Wins Wireless Broadband Alliance Chairman's Award for 2014

Posted on October 17, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2014 - BSG Wireless, recognized as a leading provider of Wi-Fi solutions for delivering proven and reliable managed services into the growing Wi-Fi ecosystem, today announced it has won the Wireless Broadband Alliance Chairman's Award in the Technology Partner Category, part of the WBA's Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2014.

The Chairman's Awards are designed to reward both operators and vendors who have made significant contributions to WBA projects during the past 12 months. Nominees are voted on by the WBA members. This year's Chairman's Award winners were announced at a gala awards dinner and networking event at Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco on October 9.

"The two organizations nominated for this year's Chairman Awards have both made outstanding contributions not only to the WBA's initiatives, but also to the wider ecosystem. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate BSG Wireless and hope that this will inspire further collaboration and innovation in the future," said Shrikant Shenwai, CEO, Wireless Broadband Alliance.

"We are truly honored to have been chosen by the WBA for the Chairman's Award. This award is an acknowledgement by the industry of all the hard work and dedication by the entire BSG Wireless team and our position as a market leader," said Atul Devani, CEO BSG Wireless.

Specifically, BSG Wireless was recognized for its work with the Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) initiative and trials, in addition to its leadership and contributions to the Interoperability Compliance Program and Roaming Enhancements working groups.

The Chairman's Awards are voted for separately by WBA Members and recognize the outstanding contributions that have been driving key initiatives in the Wi-Fi ecosystem over the past 12 months. Additionally, the WBA sponsored Industry awards that were open to the entire industry and judged independently of the WBA by a panel of highly distinguished analysts and industry experts, led by Peter Jarich, Research Director, Service Provider Infrastructure Practice, Current Analysis. The awards attracted entries from vendors and operators from across the world encompassing the whole public Wi-Fi ecosystem.

You can find full details about the WBA Chairman and the Wi-Fi Industry Awards at - www.wballiance.com/awards/

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AT&T Mobility Announces Agreements with Accuris Networks and BSG Wireless to Deliver Wi-Fi Hub Solution

Posted on October 17, 2014

New AT&T Wi-Fi Hub Is Being Offered to provide Seamless and Secure Wi-Fi Access

SAN FRANCISCO, OCT. 9, 2014 - At the Wireless Broadband Alliance's (WBA) Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco today, AT&T, Accuris Networks and BSG Wireless announced an agreement to bring to market the new AT&T Wi-Fi Hub. This hub will make it possible for wireless operators to deliver turnkey Wi-Fi roaming services to their customers.

Expected to launch later this year, the AT&T Wi-Fi Hub addresses common issues that operators face in delivering Wi-Fi roaming services, such as the time-intensive process of identifying Wi-Fi providers, negotiation of terms and implementation of Wi-Fi services.

"Our collaboration with Accuris Networks and BSG Wireless means that we'll be able to launch our hub quickly and deliver a wholesale Wi-Fi solution that is seamless and secure," said JR Wilson, Vice President, Partnerships & Alliances, AT&T Mobility. "For the end user, all they will need to do is download an app from their Wi-Fi provider to access Wi-Fi roaming."

The AT&T Wi-Fi Hub is being developed using Accuris Networks' AccuROAM platform, the only solution using SIM-based account credentials to enable smartphone and tablet users to automatically connect to Wi-Fi hotspots when roaming internationally. The solution provides a secure authentication framework without the need to enter cumbersome usernames and passwords. It also fully supports Hotspot 2.0 and WBA's Wireless Roaming Intermediary eXchange (WRIX) specifications. AccuROAM enables any Wi-Fi to work as a full extension of GSM or CDMA networks for billing, policy and authentication.

"The AT&T Wi-Fi Hub is an operator-focused hub," said Jeff Brown, CEO of Accuris Networks. "AT&T has spent the time and made the investments to solve the key issues that have challenged many operators who have wanted to offer Wi-Fi roaming. Operators can become part of a Wi-Fi roaming ecosystem on which they can quickly build services and products. Using the hub benefits operators as well as their customers, since it offers Wi-Fi roaming that is secure, simple and easy to use."

AT&T's Wi-Fi Hub will utilize the advanced reporting and settlement infrastructure capabilities of BSG Wireless, specifically interconnection for the operators, data clearing and financial settlement services.

"AT&T is a global leader in telecommunications, and we are excited to expand our existing relationship with them as they grow their Wi-Fi offerings", said Atul Devani, CEO of BSG Wireless, "We always endeavor to provide innovative products to help our clients meet their customers' needs."

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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BSG Wireless and Tutela Technologies Announce Technology Partnership to Provide Comprehensive Wi-Fi Network Analytics

Posted on June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014 (London, UK) BSG Wireless, a subsidiary of Billing Services Group Limited ('BSG'), recognized as a leading provider of Wi-Fi solutions for delivering proven and reliable managed services into the growing Wi-Fi ecosystem, announced today a major partnership agreement with Tutela Technologies, a leading provider of real-time network quality analytics.

The partnership with Tutela will extend the capabilities of BSG's Wi-Fi Hotspot Finder and Connection Client solutions with consumer experience monitoring. This will provide BSG's global customer base of mobile carriers and network operators access to comprehensive analytic reports for network planning, management and marketing.

"It is a major benefit to our customers that we are now able to offer them a full set of crowd-sourced metrics and network reports to support network planning and management, as well as provide marketing departments insights into their subscriber's behavior," said Atul Devani, CEO of BSG Wireless. "As service providers roll out their Wi-Fi footprint and wireless services, such as video, we can do more to encourage adoption and promote a positive experience. We now visually report on the best sites for new Wi-Fi installs and identify access points requiring maintenance using over 60 unique network measurements of network and video service quality."

"We are delighted to be partnering with BSG Wireless," said Hunter Macdonald, CEO of Tutela Technologies. "This relationship enables us to extend our quality of experience planning and management platform to BSG's unique service provider applications. Together we have a very compelling solution for quality of service optimization and churn reduction."

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Deutsche Telekom Chooses BSG Wireless to Provide Hotspot Finder Template Service

(London, UK) - BSG Wireless, a subsidiary of Billing Services Group Limited ('BSG'), a leading provider of Wi-Fi solutions delivering proven and reliable managed services into the growing Wi-Fi ecosystem, today announced that it was chosen by Deutsche Telekom ('DT') to provide its Wi-Fi Hotspot Finder Template Service.

The BSG Wireless application Template Function allows DT to quickly customize the branding for browser services and applications to meet their customer needs, efficiently and cost effectively. The data management services will help DT manage roaming partner footprints and provide a single view for users. The applications use offline databases so they support users on the move. In addition, the applications work on all major device operating systems such as iOS, Android and Windows 7.

"DT is a global wireless leader, and we are delighted they have chosen BSG Wireless to provide the Hotspot Finder Template Service. We are always striving to provide innovative products to help our customers improve the quality of their services and grow revenues" said Atul Devani, CEO - BSG Wireless.

In addition to providing Wi-Fi roaming interconnection and data and financial clearing, BSG Wireless also has solutions to provide Wi-Fi interconnection clients, hotspot finders, directory services and location-aware and location-based services. For more information about BSG Wireless services, visit www.bsgwireless.com.

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WiFi roaming agreement with Arqiva signed

BSG's roaming hub connects International mobile and fixed line operators to Arqiva's WiFi network

November 22, 2013

BSG's roaming hub connects International mobile and fixed line operators to Arqiva's WiFi network, which will allow their users to connect automatically to our WiFi hotspots without the need for additional sign-ons, providing a better user experience and enhanced roaming rates.

Philip Congdon, Arqiva's WiFi & Small Cells Director said:
"I'm am very pleased to add BSG Wireless as our roaming hub provider, which will allow us to build on the operators we already have roaming on the WiFi network, including Skype, iPass and Boingo. WiFi access at airports is essential for any international traveler, and by partnering with BSG we can begin to reach operators globally to ensure their customers have the best possible WiFi experience when arriving into the UK and beyond."

Atul Devani, CEO BSG Wireless, commented:
"We are very happy to provide Arqiva with our roaming hub service. The addition of Arqiva's network to BSG Wireless' partner coverage helps us continue our phenomenal growth of partner MNOs and service providers who recognize the value of being able to negotiate their own traffic tariffs. We look forward to helping Arqiva interconnect with roaming partners around the world."

BSG Wireless is a systems integration and WiFi solutions provider and will deliver the technical hub solution through its management platform which connects different wireless carrier networks worldwide to create a custom tailored network.

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Connection Services to rebrand as BSG Wireless

February 18, 2013

Further to the acquisition of Connection Services Holdings Ltd by Billing Services Group, Connection Services are to be rebranded as BSG Wireless.

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Acquisition of Connection Services Holdings Ltd by Billing Services Group

August 31, 2012 (San Antonio, TX) - Billing Services Group ('BSG' or the 'Company'), a leading provider of clearing, settlement, payment, financial risk management solutions and Wi-Fi data clearing, announces the acquisition of the issued share capital of UK-based Connection Services Holdings Limited ('CSL').

CSL is a leading Wi-Fi solutions provider and systems integrator, providing value added solutions to the Wi-Fi network operator and service provider marketplace. This purchase allows BSG to expand its product line and customer base in the wireless data market. The purchase also helps diversify the Wireline portfolio and positions the Company as a Wi-Fi solutions industry leader with expansion of the tier one customer base, addition of veteran leadership and an industry leading product portfolio.

"The purchase of CSL positions BSG to be the pacesetter in Wi-Fi solutions for service providers." said Norm Phipps, Interim CEO of Billing Services Group. "We understand that to meet the needs of mobile carriers and Wi-Fi operators around the world we need to provide flexible solutions that enhance the user experience and encourage adoption. The addition of CSL's products allows us to meet our customers' needs in this rapidly growing market."

Chris Phoenix, CEO of CSL, stated, "The combination of the CSL management team with BSG's proven executives bolster the ability for rapid growth and market leadership. We're delighted to be part of this growth story."

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