Organization

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 400 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.

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

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Wi-Fi: 10 Years and Growing Strong

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About the Wi-Fi Alliance

The 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, the 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. The Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 11,000 product certifications to date, 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), 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 the Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, Wi-Fi Direct™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, Wi-Fi Multimedia™, WPA2™ and the Wi-Fi Alliance logo are trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.