Specifications & guidelines

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  • Wireless Roaming Intermediary eXchange (WRIX – i, l, d & f)SpecificationOctober 2013
    WBA WRIX (Wireless Roaming Intermediary eXchange) offers a modularized set of standard service specifications to facilitate commercial roaming between operators. It includes WRIX-i (Interconnect), WRIX-l (Location) WRIX-d (Data Clearing) and WRIX-f (Financial Settlement). Each of these can be deployed by Visited Network Providers (VNPs) and Home Service Providers (HSPs) either in-house or through an intermediary WRIX service provider. The WBA WRIX was the winner of Wireless Broadband Innovation 2007 award in the Best Wi-Fi Product / Service segment. The latest release of WRIX includes support for EAP authentication providing the transport and indicating which radius attributes to use. This specification recommends Network operators support the following EAP methods: EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA, EAP-TLS, and EAP-TTLS. Other EAP methods may be supported transparently by the VNP but are not part of this specification.

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  • Wi-Fi Roaming GuidelinesSpecificationDecember 2012
    This document examines the commercial and technical aspects of how to make Wi-Fi roaming – the automatic provisioning of connectivity to end-users across different service providers’ Wi-Fi networks – available to personal devices.

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  • WiMAX to Wi-Fi Interworking FunctionSpecificationDecember 2010
    This specification is an addendum to the WRIX-i specification and defines the Interworking function to facilitate roaming between the Wi-Fi and WiMAX networks

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  • WISPr 2.0SpecificationMarch 2010
    This document contains release 2.0 of the Annex D “Smart Client to Access Gateway Protocol” defined in WISPr 1.0 best practices document which has been available in the public domain. WISPr 2.0 scope is limited to the specification of client software to public WLAN network interface. The WISP 2.0 is designed for “non” IEEE 802.1x networks as it requires IP communication with the AGW prior to the authentication of the user. WISPr offers authentication services based on layer 3 networking. It is designed as a front-end to authentication protocols such as Radius, Diameter and the WBA WRIX specification. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Information

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  • New Charging ModelsGuidelinesSeptember 2009
    This document covers requirements and guidelines for new charging policies in order to enhance Wi-Fi usage and increase revenue. It focuses exclusively on inter-operator charging policies or models, applied between a Visited Service Provider (VSP) and home service provider (HSP).

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  • User Experience guidelines for Laptops Guidelines Restricted to WBA Members
    This document contains a comprehensive description of the expected User experience (UE) that customers should expect when roaming on other WBA members networks. It is intended to serve as an authoritative reference guide & recommendation to the manner in which all WBA member operators enable and support wireless LAN roaming.
  • User Experience guidelines for Smartphones Guidelines Restricted to WBA Members
    This document contains a comprehensive description of the expected User experience (UE) that customers should expect when roaming on other WBA members networks. It is intended to serve as an authoritative reference guide & recommendation to the manner in which all WBA member operators enable and support wireless LAN roaming.
  • NGH Operator Guidelines (Release 1) Guidelines Restricted to WBA Members
    This document contains a comprehensive description of the evolution path that operators should follow to move legacy Wi-Fi networks, based on username and password authentication, to Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) experience, where the customer will have an automatic and secure experience similar to mobile networks. Topics like best practices and operator requirements to NGH deployments are addressed and identified the legacy networks considerations to upgrade to NGH.
  • WBA Members' Roaming Pack Specification Restricted to WBA Members
    The Member Roaming Pack provides a complete to-do-list and very clearly articulates what WBA has to offer from the marketing, commercial, legal, technical, other Cross Functions and backend support perspective. The member Roaming Pack is a one stop shop for all WBA approved specifications and documents and contains the step by step process for Members to establish Roaming starting from the scratch till the commercial launch with other WBA Members across locations and geographies.