Carrier Wi-Fi Services

Convergence of Cellular and NGH networks –
ANDSF/ HS2.0 Policy (Guidelines & Trial)

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

PROJECT LEADERS

Dzung Tran

Vivek Gupta

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Project information

Policy is becoming a key tool for operators to manage networks
and deliver the best experience possible to the customers.

This WBA efforts assess the following dimensions to make the interworking a reality:

  • Access Network Discovery
  • Selection Policy
  • Mobility Policy
  • Routing and Flow Policy
  • Non-seamless Offload Policy
  • Enforcement Preference and Overriding
  • User subscription plan awareness

A scope document and respective test plan are used to conduct and end-to-end trial between different players in the ecosystem.

Outcomes / Target Audience

This paper introduces two important standards in networking policy – 3GPP Access Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF) and Hotspot 2.0 Policy – and to propose a path toward convergence and improvement of these two policy standards with recommended actions. Both ANDSF and HS2.0 specifications define policy objects and protocols for intelligent and seamless automatic next-generation network selection and enhanced user experience.

Keywords

Convergence of Wi-Fi and Cellular; New Policy Mechanisms; Use Cases; ANDSF & HS2.0 Overview

Business objectives

  • Open new revenue streams by using innovative technology options
  • Identify the business opportunities and challenges for ANDSF

MAIN AREAS COVERED

  • State-of-the-art – Operator’s policy
  • Use cases, business models & opportunities for WBA members
  • Current challenges that operators face to implement solutions for policy
  • Guidelines and best practices for operators on policy
  • Policy interoperation gaps & recommendations to relevant industry bodies
  • Scope for trial the of ANDSF & Passpoint Release 2 solutions for policy

WBA RELATED WORK