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WBA and Maravedis Rethink Interim Report, May 2015.
With carrier-grade Wi-Fi emerging as the preferred access solution in many buildings and venues, carriers are expected to leverage their Wi-Fi networks to gain traction for indoor Location Based Services (LBS). They will also partner with indoor location providers to offer value-added services to existing retail clients. Public venue Wi-Fi is now a hot topic, and carriers and vendors are aggressively working on LBS solutions.
This report identifies use cases for the growing areas of location information services, analytics, and advertising in markets such as retail, hospitality, enterprise, public venues, entertainment, and emergency services. It examines the functional requirements of LBS deployments and the technology existing today to meet those requirements.
WBA Joins Forces with over 20 Major Industry Players and a number of Industry Associations to Produce Best Practice Guidelines and Highlight Use Cases
IPv6 is deemed a solution to multiple issues in a large scale Wi-Fi deployment. IPv6 use cases including infrastructure and user devices to be included in NGH and Passpoint future trials as well as Device Compatibility Program in WBA. An operator survey on IPv6 Usage in Wi-Fi Network has been conducted among WBA’s operator members. These guidelines explore the use cases and deployment considerations for IPv6 in carrier Wi-Fi network.
This whitepaper represents the first deliverable from the collaboration between the Wireless Broadband
Alliance (WBA) and Small Cell Forum (SCF) towards exploring the benefits, opportunities and challenges of
the adoption of integrated networks based on Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) Wi-Fi and Small Cells
technologies and standards. As a result, both organizations intend to put in place a common roadmap of joint
activities to accelerate the industry adoption of this crucial technological evolution.
Carrier Wi-Fi is seen by operators as an important step forward to improve the user experience of customers, in particular because Wi-Fi is increasingly being used to deliver new services, and also for its role in cellular offload.