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Wi-Fi Alliance Adds CETECOM for Passpoint Release 2 Testing and Certification

CETECOM is now handling testing and certification for Passpoint Release 2, the capability for users to seamlessly roam and securely connect to supported hotspots. This marks CETECOM’s 17th Wi-Fi Alliance program authorization in North America.


August 24, 2015 / Milpitas, California
– The Wi-Fi Alliance has authorized CETECOM to perform Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Passpoint (Release 2) certification testing. As the leading Wi-Fi Alliance authorized test laboratory in North America, CETECOM’s Silicon Valley facility now handles 17 certification programs - more than any other lab in the United States.

“Wi-Fi Passpoint (Release 2) transforms the public Wi-Fi experience”, explained Maan Ghanma, CEO of CETECOM North America. “For the first time, enterprise-grade WPA2 security technologies are now accessible to Wi-Fi public hotspots. Roaming with Wi-Fi is now just as automatic and secure as roaming with cellular networks.”

Passpoint (Release 2), also known as Hotspot 2.0 (HS2), allows subscribers to join a Wi-Fi subscriber service securely whenever their device enters a supported hotspot. For today’s mobile workforce with smartphones, laptops, wearables and IoT devices, Passpoint is the foundation for Wi-Fi roaming in both enterprise and public venues. New capabilities in Release 2 include online sign-up with account provisioning, secure registration, and operator policy control.

CETECOM’s Milpitas lab in Silicon Valley is an authorized test laboratory and can provide access to the following Wi-Fi certification programs:

•    Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ ac
•    Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ n
•    WMM® (Wi-Fi Multimedia)
•    WPA2® (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
•    Passpoint™ (Release 2)
•    Passpoint
•    Wi-Fi Direct™
•    NFC – Wi-Fi Direct® and Wi-Fi Protected Setup™
•    Miracast®
•    Protected Management Frames
•    WMM® Admission Control
•    Voice-Enterprise
•    Voice-Personal
•    Wi-Fi Aware™ *
•    Wi-Fi Protected Setup
•    WMM® Power Save
•    TDLS (Tunneled Direct Link Setup)


* through CETECOM’s Wi-Fi test lab in Saarbruecken, Germany