The Operator Board is an advisory gathering of interested parties, an open platform with flexible membership, where members are able to join and provide valuable guidance to the project in terms of an appropriate alignment of the solutions with the operator’s business objectives, the exploitation of the envisaged tools and services and standardisation issues. The members of the Operator Board are companies that operate public or semi-public networks. They are invited to give feedback and/or direction during the project’s life cycle at two regular meetings per year, during which presentations will be given by project members as well as Operator Board members to foster common understanding and interest.
Operators with an interest in Wi-Fi networks are most welcome to join the Operator Board. Information on the project and how to apply for the Operator Board are summarized in the slides provided below for download.
|Project Information and Invitation for the Operator Board|
Membership is voluntary without formal obligations or membership fee. Those interested can send an e-mail to Jan de Nijs, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following companies have already joined the Operator Board:
EE EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE
EE, formerly Everything Everywhere, is a mobile network operator and Internet Service Provider company headquartered in Hatfield, United Kingdom. It is the largest mobile network operator in the UK, with around 28 million customers. It operates under the EE, Orange and T-Mobile brands.
Telecom Italia (TI) offers telecommunication services, Internet, digital content, cloud services and more to 31.2 million mobile subscribers in Italy, 73.4 million mobile subscribers in Brazil, 13.2 million retail broadband customers in Italy, and 6.9 million retail connections to the fixed network in Italy.
Schiphol Telematics is the 5th largest airport in Europe, through which 52 million passengers travel every year and where 60,000 people work. Schiphol Telematics (ST) is the leading telecom operator for companies based at and around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Serving over 500 business clients, ST offers specialised services in the areas of telephony, IP network, internet access and solutions via landline and wireless networks.
Ziggo is the largest cable operator in the Netherlands, providing cable television (digital and analog), broadband Internet, and telephone service to both residential and commercial customers. The Ziggo cable network passes almost 7 million homes in the Netherlands. In 2014, Ziggo offered broadband Internet access to 3,06 million subscribers, and analogue and digital cable television to 4,29 million subscribers of which 3,39 million watch digital.
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 39 billion euros in 2014 and 156,000 employees worldwide at 31 December 2014, including 99,400 employees in France. Present in 29 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 244 million customers worldwide at 31 December 2014, including 185 million mobile customers and 16 million fixed broadband customers.
FON was founded in February 2006 by serial entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky whose goal was to blanket the world with Wi-Fi. Today the company is a global Wi-Fi leader with more than 16 million hotspots. FON has offices in Madrid, London, Tokyo and New York. The company has partnerships with top telcos on all continents. Innovating in the Wi-Fi industry is part of FON’s DNA.
A1 is the leading communications provider in Central and Eastern Europe with almost 23 million customers across its markets of operations. The Group is currently operating in eight countries. The Group has roughly 16,000 employees as of April 22, 2015. Group revenues were roughly EUR 4 billion as of year-end 2014.
KPN is the Dutch incumbent landline and mobile telecommunications company. KPN provides mobile services to 3,5 million customers from its 3/4G networks. KPN operates broadband DSL and FttH networks, with a total of 2,87 million customers, of whom 1,8 million have an additional subscription for IPTV.
Waoo was established in 2010 as a product and marketing house on the fibre-access networks of 15 (two of which today have merged to one) of Denmark’s largest energy companies. Waoo! is now a well-recognized brand up and around the country, the constituent networks together reaching more than one in three Danish homes with superfast fibre-based Internet, television and IP-telephony services.
SURFnet is an organisation that develops, implements and maintains the national research and education network (NREN) of Netherlands, and is also the name of the network it operates. It was one of the first networks outside the USA linked to the Internet. SURFnet is a backbone computer network reserved for higher education and research in Netherlands. Staff and students of connected organizations can communicate through SURFnet with other internet users.
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation and number of customers. With its best in class mobile, fixed and broadband networks, and innovative portfolio of digital solutions, Telefónica is transforming itself into a ‘Digital Telco’, a company that will be even better placed to meet the needs of its customers and capture new revenue growth.
Amsterdam RAI is a complex of conference and exhibition halls in the Zuidas business district of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Opened in 1961, the RAI welcomed its 75 millionth visitor in February 2001. Up to 2 million people visit the RAI every year. 50 international conferences and 70 trade shows are approximately held at the RAI annually. The complex consists of 22 conference rooms and 11 halls and has a total floor space of 87,000 m². The largest hall can seat 12,900 people.
Jisc is a UK not-for-profit company, which provides JANET, the UK National Research and Education Network. The role of Jisc is to support post-16 and higher education, and research, by providing relevant and useful advice, digital resources and network and technology services, while researching and developing new technologies and ways of working. It is funded by a combination of the UK further and higher education funding bodies, and individual higher education institutions.
Delta is a Dutch company which supplies energy, infrastructure and digital services. Delta is located in Zeeland in the south west of the Netherlands and serves about 160,000 broadband customers. Delta provides the infrastructure needed to supply the Province with gas, electricity, water, internet, telephony and television.
PrimeTel PLC is a Cyprus telecommunications company that offers and develops Voice, Data and Video services. The company owns and operates a truly regional network, spanning across Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Russia and the United Kingdom, providing city-to-city connectivity, data communications, fiber optic fixed network infrastructure and IP-based services between key European and Middle East markets.