In 1999 several visionary leaders came together to form a global non-profit organization with the goal of driving adoption of high-speed wireless local area networking. We are that organization.
Today, in every continent, one in ten people around the world use Wi-Fi at home, at work, in countless ways. Wi-Fi adoption continues to grow, and common goals still bind together more than 550 Wi-Fi Alliance member companies from dozens of countries. The original goal of the visionary leaders that formed the Wi-Fi Alliance in 1999 has been realized, and yet the Wi-Fi Alliance is not done. The innovation and thought leadership of the Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive new Wi-Fi applications and products, and it continues to enrich our lives. Register to download the Wi-Fi Alliance 2012 Annual Report.
Wi-Fi Alliance Vision: Seamless connectivity
Wi-Fi Alliance Mission:
- Provide a highly-effective collaboration forum
- Grow the Wi-Fi industry
- Lead industry growth with new technology specifications and programs
- Support industry-agreed standards
- Deliver great product connectivity through testing and certification
History of Wi-Fi
About Wi-Fi Alliance®
Wi-Fi Alliance® is a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to seamless connectivity. With technology development, market building, and regulatory programs, Wi-Fi Alliance has enabled widespread adoption of Wi-Fi® worldwide. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ program was launched in March 2000. It provides a widely-recognized designation of interoperability and quality, and it helps to ensure that Wi-Fi-enabled products deliver the best user experience. Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 15,000 products, encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and established markets.
Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Alliance®, WMM®, Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA), WiGig®, Wi-Fi Direct®, the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo, the Wi-Fi logo, the Wi-Fi ZONE logo and the Wi-Fi Protected Setup logo are registered trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, Wi-Fi Multimedia™, WPA2™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint™, Passpoint™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™, Miracast™, Wi-Fi ZONE™, WiGig CERTIFIED™, the Wi-Fi Alliance logo, and the WiGig CERTIFIED logo are trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance.