Unlicensed Integration with 5G Networks
The “Unlicensed Integration with 5G Networks’ whitepaper outlines the options and alternative approaches available for combining access over Wi-Fi-based and cellular-based networks in the run up to 5G. In a culmination of two years of analysis on the convergence of unlicensed and licensed technologies. The report builds on the WBA’s previous report, “5G Networks - The Role of Wi-Fi and Unlicensed Technologies” to provide an analysis of the varied approaches for integrating cellular and Wi-Fi networks and defines three alternative approaches to integration, and describes key requirements for each approach:
• Access Centric Solutions integrate Wi-Fi into the cellular access-stratum.
• Core Centric Solutions integrate Wi-Fi into the cellular non-access stratum core network.
• Above-the-core Centric Solutions integrate Wi-Fi above-the-core network using IETF defined multi-path protocols.
Enhanced Wi-Fi – 802.11ax Decoded
The white-paper, ‘Enhanced Wi-Fi – 802.11ax’, highlights how the capabilities of the latest generation of Wi-Fi, 802.11ax are set to reshape the industry by enabling a whole new set of economically advantageous use cases to benefit operators, enterprise and end users. The paper will give you some insights about the advantages of using 802.11ax to deliver the “5G use cases” not yet offered by 5G, as well as seamless support to existing networks and devices through its backwards compatibility.
Download this handy infographic to get the key takeaway points or download the full white paper below.
IoT Interoperability: Dynamic Roaming
Network Slicing – Understanding Wi-Fi Capabilities
In this article, the WBA explains how Carrier Wi-Fi operators can embrace the slicing concepts being defined by 3GPP and leverage already existing capabilities to deliver sliced Wi-Fi networks today. It also demonstrates how the key network slicing requirements associated with the access network can be addressed using commercial Wi-Fi capabilities.
Wi-Fi Value-Add and Advertising
Wi-Fi: Value Add and Advertising explores the value-added use cases of Wi-Fi advertising and location services, to help service providers to capitalise on their Wi-Fi networks. The report also highlights and includes case studies of operators and organisations exploiting this technology today, including Boingo works with airport venue and Devicescape’s partnership with Cancer Research UK.
Connected City Blueprint 2017
The Connected City Blueprint 2017/18 serves as a guideline for cities and government authorities looking for support in the approach and development of their Connected City Plans. It includes valuable lessons to be learned from the most successful early adopters, and is a source for the broader wireless industry to better understand the challenges and opportunities the Connected City and Smart City ecosystem offers. This latest edition also explores how different technologies can help cities develop their Connected City Plans to tackle urban challenges, whilst highlighting the need for engagement with and collaboration between the different stakeholders, including the Citizens, City Authorities, Private Sector Companies, Innovators and Entrepreneurs and Academia, in order to achieve success.
NGH Provisioning Standardization White Paper
5G Networks – The Role of Wi-Fi and Unlicensed Technologies
The next generation of mobile technology, 5G, is beginning to take shape. 5G intends to enable a seamless society connection, bringing people together along with things, data, applications, transport systems and cities in a ‘smarter’ networked communication environment. This whitepaper provides initial assessment on how Wi-Fi and other unlicensed technologies will contribute to the 5G framework definition. The whitepaper also explores the opinions of more than 65 companies across the globe…