MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Nov. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Towerstream Corporation (Nasdaq:TWER), a leading 4G and Small Cell Rooftop Tower company, announced they will be using their existing network to support the WBA in an upcoming Wi-Fi live roaming experience to demonstrate the Wireless Broadband Alliance's (WBA) Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) initiative at the Wi-Fi Global Congress in Beijing, China November 18th through the 21st.
The WBA will offer an exclusive look at Next Generation Hotspots. The Wi-Fi live roaming experience will be a collaborative experience from companies such as China Mobile, Cisco, Aicent and Towerstream Corp.
For the demonstration, a select number of mobile phones will seamlessly roam between cellular and Wi-Fi networks using the existing Towerstream NGH platform located in the U.S. The phones will automatically recognize and pass through the connection to the Towerstream Wi-Fi network in the U.S. thus taking the phones off of the current cellular network and onto Towerstream's Wi-Fi network.
"This demonstration gets straight to the point of everything we have been working to build the last several years," said Jeff Thompson, Towerstream CEO. "With the explosion of mobile data traffic continuing to create significant performance issues, thanks to the WBA's NGH process, we are now able to offer offload options across any of our networks to carriers located anywhere in the world."
Arthur Giftakis, VP of Engineering and Operations at Towerstream added, "Towerstream is excited about showcasing its NGH compliant network fully capable of supporting carrier Wi-Fi at the Wi-Fi Mobile Congress. The demonstration offers a live example of seamless roaming between a cellular and Wi-Fi network transparent to the end user. It is our pleasure to participate."
For more information on the event, please visit - http://www.wifiglobalcongress.com
About Towerstream Corporation
Towerstream (Nasdaq:TWER) is a leading 4G and Small Cell Rooftop Tower company. The company owns, operates, and leases Wi-Fi and Small Cell rooftop tower locations to cellular phone operators, tower, Internet and cable companies and hosts a variety of customers on its network. Towerstream was originally founded in 2000 to deliver fixed-wireless high-speed Internet access to businesses and to date offers broadband services in over 13 urban markets including New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay area, Miami, Seattle, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Nashville, Las Vegas-Reno, and the greater Providence area. For more information on Towerstream services, please visit www.towerstream.com and/or follow us @Towerstream.
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About HetNets Tower Corporation
HetNets Tower Corporation ("HetNets") was formed in January 2013 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Towerstream Corporation (Nasdaq:TWER), and offers a neutral host, shared wireless infrastructure solution, either independently or as a turnkey service. Its wireless communications infrastructure is available to wireless carriers, cable and Internet companies in major urban markets where the explosion in mobile data is creating significant demand for additional capacity and coverage. HetNets offers a carrier-class Wi-Fi network for Internet access and the offloading of mobile data. Its street level rooftop locations are ideal for the installation of customer owned small cells including DAS, Metro and Pico cells. Other solutions provided by HetNets include backhaul, power, and related small cell requirements. More information is available at http://www.hetnets.com.
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