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 At the Wireless Broadband
Alliance's (WBA) Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco today, AT&T, Accuris
Networks and BSG Wireless announced an agreement to bring to market the new
AT&T Wi-Fi Hub.  This hub will make it possible for wireless operators to
deliver turnkey Wi-Fi roaming services to their customers.

Expected to launch later this year, the AT&T Wi-Fi Hub addresses common issues
that operators face in delivering Wi-Fi roaming services, such as the
time-intensive process of identifying Wi-Fi providers, negotiation of terms
and implementation of Wi-Fi services.

"Our collaboration with Accuris Networks and BSG Wireless means that we'll be
able to launch our hub quickly and deliver a wholesale Wi-Fi solution that is
seamless and secure," said JR Wilson, Vice President, Partnerships &
Alliances, AT&T Mobility.  "For the end user, all they will need to do is
download an app from their Wi-Fi provider to access Wi-Fi roaming."

The AT&T Wi-Fi Hub is being developed using Accuris Networks' AccuROAM
platform, the only solution using SIM-based account credentials to enable
smartphone and tablet users to automatically connect to Wi-Fi hotspots when
roaming internationally.  The solution provides a secure authentication
framework without the need to enter cumbersome usernames and passwords. It
also fully supports Hotspot 2.0 and WBA's Wireless Roaming Intermediary
eXchange (WRIX) specifications.  AccuROAM enables any Wi-Fi to work as a full
extension of GSM or CDMA networks for billing, policy and authentication.
"The AT&T Wi-Fi Hub is an operator-focused hub," said Jeff Brown, CEO of
Accuris Networks. "AT&T has spent the time and made the investments to solve
the key issues that have challenged many operators who have wanted to offer
Wi-Fi roaming. Operators can become part of a Wi-Fi roaming ecosystem on which
they can quickly build services and products. Using the hub benefits operators
as well as their customers, since it offers Wi-Fi roaming that is secure,
simple and easy to use."

AT&T's Wi-Fi Hub will utilize the advanced reporting and settlement
infrastructure capabilities of BSG Wireless, specifically interconnection for
the operators, data clearing and financial settlement services.

"AT&T is a global leader in telecommunications, and we are excited to expand
our existing relationship with them as they grow their Wi-Fi offerings," said
Atul Devani, CEO of BSG Wireless, "We always endeavor to provide innovative
products to help our clients meet their customers' needs."

^*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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