Carrier Wi-Fi Services

NGH Provisioning Standardization & Trial

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

PROJECT LEADERS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Business objectives

• Improve customer experience on NGH networks by eliminating barriers (devices and infrastructure)

• Give more confidence to service providers to invest in NGH and device vendors to develop support NGH

Project information

NGH Provisioning efforts focus on Wi-Fi adoption and growth while addressing the need for an industry standardized approach to discover a NGH network and related services, associate automatically and securely, be provisioned with network access credentials with minimal user interaction, and use the service without delay. Such a flow would also reduce the friction to NGH adoption and simplify deployments by eliminating the need to use a separate on-boarding network like an open network.

 

 

Target Audience

Target Audience includes WBA members, Wi-Fi advocates, industry analysts, Wi-Fi operators, Cellular Operators, networking equipment providers, app developers.

TARGET OUTCOMES:

  • Benchmark of current NGH networks and analyze the gap of current NGH state
  • Identify provisioning standardization use cases
  • Develop a set of deployment guideline for NGH Provisioning including requirements of User Equipment, Access Point, Controller/WAG, AAA and NGH Roaming Database, etc
  • Develop a set of Global test plan document
  • Provide a trial platform and test bed scope with proof of concepts
  • Provide Certificates and policies to enable such ecosystem

WBA RELATED WORK

Keywords

Provisioning, EAP, Onboarding, Online Sign-up, Captive Portal, Trial