Today there are already more deployed IoT devices that humans. By 2020, there is forecasted to be over 20 billion devices. Similar to the evolution of computers, increased mobility will become an even larger requirement as IoT evolves and the need for cross network roaming of devices becomes ever more important.WBA members has worked together and setting the core priorities on a specific set of IoT use cases which are paving the way and focus on a range of IoT vertical segments.
Acknowledging value is migrating towards the IoT application, focus is on evolution of core WBA competencies associated with network connectivity, identity and service management. WBA is conducting analysis on the evolution of existing value chains and the future role of evolved Passpoint/NGH based roaming and WRIX roaming specification to accelerate the deployment of those services (unlicensed technologies, monetization/revenue, roaming capabilities).
Outcomes / Target Audience
In this project, WBA is focusing on delivering a new perspective to the IoT space facilitating the definition of identities which in the near term will result in broad interoperability and roaming capabilities. The whitepaper provides key insights and analysis of:
- Current roaming solutions across a myriad of wireless technologies
- Extrapolate roaming patterns for IoT applications
- Baseline the WRIX framework as a foundational standard
- Recommendation to support IoT expansion with Wi-Fi
- Key recommendations to address the business issues of IoT Roaming
The paper is one of the must-read items for Industry players such as Integrated Operators, Cable Operators, IT Vendors, Infrastructure Vendors and Chipset Vendors, etc.