by TIP News

As we are approaching Fyuz23 and we reflect on our journey, our community’s innovation and collective spirit continue to drive us forward. Thank you for being the cornerstone of TIP’s success. Participants can access exclusive benefits such as Testing and Certification, a marketplace TIP Exchange, the TIP Academy, and Marketing and Regional Engagement. TIP’s Project Groups focus on developing requirements documents, MVPs, White Papers, and Lab and Field Trial results to prepare solutions for deployment.

It has been an incredible year for the OpenLAN project group (formerly known as Open and Converged Wireless). The project group has revisited and refreshed almost every aspect of the project group, from the name, to better reflect the work being conducted in the working groups, its charter to support future initiatives and operationally streamlining activities to foster enhanced participation from the community.

Now with more than 1090 participants, across 314 organizations, the OpenLAN community is supporting more than 58,000 access points around the world. There are three active working groups; OpenWiFi, Business Group (formerly MSP Alliance) and OpenLAN Switching, which now has working Ethernet switching products shipping that can be deployed, controlled and managed from the OpenLAN Cloud SDK.

OpenLAN welcomed some amazing commercial deployments and industry accolades; a cricket stadium deployment at Supersport Park in South Africa, a new commercial model to provide Wi-Fi in Kenya and the entry of multiple cable and broadband providers using OpenWiFi into the community. CableLabs and OpenLAN were very proud to expand on the relationship between CableLabs and TIP with the CableLabs Community Lab. OpenLAN also made available a series of instructional videos, and participated in several industry events, including multiple Wireless Broadband Alliance and Wi-Fi Now events. OpenLAN also had a very visible and successful presence at HiTec, and is looking forward to participating at the CableLabs SCTE event. On the personnel front, OpenLAN is particularly proud of the recognition of the OpenLAN co-chair, Jack Raynor, who was voted as a Light Reading MVP for 2023.

Having recently launched a code maintainer programme, moved the daily testing lab environment and working on initiatives to set the project group for success, OpenLAN is looking forward to actively participating in the TIP #Fyuz23 event in Madrid, with an exciting mix of main stage discussions and engaging breakout sessions.

OpenLAN has shipped 4 releases since October and #Fyuz22, and is accelerating its trajectory and building on the success of 2022 and 2023. We are looking forward to the forthcoming OpenWiFi 3.0 release, which will include support for Wi-Fi 7, OpenLAN Switching, enhanced scaling and other enhancements to propel the number and scale of OpenWiFi deployments. OpenLAN is also actively working on its badging, testing and validation framework which will be launched by the end of 2023.

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At Fyuz, get ready for a concise, informative journey through the world of OpenWiFi, operator experiences, OpenLAN switching, and the evolving landscape of Wi-Fi and roaming. In this comprehensive overview, we will delve into the state of OpenWiFi, its architectural and feature highlights, current roadmaps, and notable deployments. Additionally, we will explore operator perspectives on OpenWiFi, contrasting it with traditional single-vendor deployments. Finally, we’ll touch on the exciting developments in OpenLAN switching and the evolving landscape of Wi-Fi roaming. Learn more here: