What is WBA Next Generation Hotspot Anyway?


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Tune into webcast (http://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/6165/30753) to learn more about:
* The future of Service Provider Wi-Fi networks
* WFA Hotspot 2.0 Specification
* WBA Next Generation Roaming Trials
* How Hotspot 2.0 will open up new revenue opportunities for service providers

Have you looked at Wi-Fi lately? It has reached a whole new level of scale, security, and sophistication – what the market is calling carrier-grade Wi-Fi. And an industry initiative is underway to make Wi-Fi roaming on par with cellular roaming.

This webcast will provide an overview of the Wi-Fi Alliance Hotspot 2.0 specification and provide some insight into the upcoming Wireless Broadband Alliance Next Generation Hotspot trials. These trials will set the stage for the future of Wi-Fi, establishing it as a robust, secure technology that will augment and complement 3G and 4G networks for years to come.

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  • As the worldwide leader in networking technology for the Internet, we at Cisco have a keen interest in fixed and mobile network growth. The Cisco VNI Forecast is the company’s ongoing effort to project the growth and use of IP networking worldwide.  The information I am sharing here is taken from Cisco’s VNI Global Mobile Data Forecast. From our perspective, there is an explosion in mobile traffic occurring, and four things are driving it:More mobile connections: By 2015, we forecast that there will be more than 5.6 billion handheld or personal mobile-ready devices and more than 1.5 billion machine-to-machine connections. Mobile devices are growing faster than the mobile subscribers that use them.Enhanced computing: Mobile devices are becoming more powerful and thus able to consume and generate more data traffic. Just think about all the new tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices that have been introduced within the last year. Mobility is becoming a requirement, not a preference. Over the 2010 – 2015 forecast period, we anticipate that global mobile data traffic will outgrow global fixed data traffic 3.3 times. Faster mobile speeds: Mobile network connection speed is key enabler for mobile data traffic growth. More speed means more consumption and we project mobile speeds (including 2G, 3G and 4G networks) to increase 10-fold from 2010 to 2015.Rich media/apps: Once mobile subscribers get connected, they want the best experience they can have and that generally means rich media. Specifically, we’re talking about mobile video, which will make up two-thirds of mobile data traffic by 2015.The Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Forecast methodology relies upon various independent analyst forecasts and real-world mobile data usage studies. Upon this foundation, our analysts layer Cisco's own estimates for mobile application adoption, minutes of use, and kilobytes per minute. Key enablers such as mobile broadband speed and device computing power are also factored into Cisco VNI projections and findings as well as new variables like tiered pricing and mobile data caps. A detailed description of our methodology is included in our complete report, which is publicly available at www.cisco/com/go/vni.
  • 1. Cellular-like Roaming to Hotspots of Visited Operator Lisa has account with her Home Operator called Blue Telecom, who has an NGH roaming agreement with Green Wireless. When Lisa visits an NGH public hotspot of Green Wireless, her NGH device automatically and securely gets Wi-Fi Internet Access using her Blue Telecom credentials without requiring any manual input from Lisa 2. NGH Roaming Indicator Lisa has an account with Home Operator Blue Telecom who has an NGH roaming agreement with Green Wireless. When Lisa visits NGH hotspot of Green Wireless, her NGH device gets Wi-Fi Internet Access using her Blue Telecom credentials and shows end-to-end NGH service indicator. There is no manual intervention by Lisa.  However, let’s assume that Blue Telecom has a roaming agreement with Red Telecom, who has not implemented NGH end-to-end. When her NGH device reaches the hotspot of Red Telecom, Lisa’s device may or may not get automatic internet access. It may require manual end-user intervention, such as entering user-name and password, by Lisa. When she gets Internet Access, her device does not display NGH indicator. 3. Cellular-like Connectivity to Home Operator’s HotspotsLisa has an account with her Home Operator Blue Telecom, who has NGH Hotspots. When she visits Hotspot of Blue Telecom, she gets Internet Access automatically and securely using her Blue Telecom credentials.4. Cellular-like Roaming to Residential Hotspots Lisa has an account with her Home Operator called Blue Telecom, who has an NGH roaming agreement with Green Wireless. In addition to public hotspots, Green Wireless also has residential APs in the customer homes and uses part of the home WLAN for public hotspot service. When Lisa comes to visit her friend Rowena for dinner, Lisa’s NGH device automatically and securely gets Wi-Fi Internet Access using her Blue Telecom credentials without requiring any manual input from Lisa.
  • What is WBA Next Generation Hotspot Anyway?

    1. 1. Next Generation HotspotOverview<br />Bob Friday, CTO<br />Cisco Wireless Networking Business Unit<br />Hosted By: Lisa Garza, Mobility Market Manager<br />
    2. 2. Bob FridayCTO Wireless Networking Business Unit<br /> Bob’s career has been focused on developing unlicensed wireless networking technology and products for over 25 years<br />As WNBU CTO Bob<br />-drives strategic wireless initiatives for the aggressively growing Wi-Fi business.<br />-is currently focused on the convergence of WiFi and Cellular on mobile devices and in the infrastructure of enterprise and SP networks<br />Prior to Cisco<br />Bob came to Cisco as the Chief Scientist and co-founder of Airespace, the wireless LAN leader acquired by Cisco in 2005. At Airespace, he leveraged his wireless service provider experience from Metricom to develop and introduce a centralized controller architecture for enterprise 802.11 wireless networks. At Airespace, he was responsible for location technology, mesh, wireless routing technology, radio hardware development, and radio resource management algorithms <br />Prior to Airespace, Bob was Chief Scientist at Metricom, a wireless wide area network infrastructure company, and was directly responsible for the performance and capacity of the company’s nationwide wireless wide-area Ricochet mobile broadband data network.<br /> Bob has been awarded 15 patents and holds a BSEE from Georgia Tech, and an MSEE in engineering from San Jose State University<br />
    3. 3. Global Mobile Data Traffic Growth<br />Global mobile traffic will grow 26X to 6.6m TB/mo<br />There will be 5B mobile devices and <br />1.5B M2M nodes<br />By 2015 …<br />Video will be 66% of all mobile traffic<br />Source: Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Forecast, 2010–2015<br />
    4. 4. Wi-Fi Opportunity<br /><ul><li>Mobile Operators need more cost effective radio technologies to handle increasing data traffic
    5. 5. Wi-Fi is global – same frequency band worldwide
    6. 6. Wi-Fi is built into smart phones and devices
    7. 7. Wi-Fi provides ~5x bandwidth (MHz) of cellular
    8. 8. Carrier-grade Wi-Fi offers a platform for delivering a host of new location-based services</li></li></ul><li>Wi-Fi Strategy for Success<br /><ul><li> Wi-Fi should complement operator’s spectrum</li></ul>Wi-Fi should be easy (transparent) for the user<br />Wi-Fi should be a viable resource (meets users expectations)<br />Wi-Fi should easily and cost-effectively integrate into existing (3G) and future (4G) SP architectures<br />
    9. 9. Next Generation Hotspot VisionCellular Mobility Experience on Wi-Fi<br />GSM<br />NGH<br />Example: iPhone<br />Example: GSM Phone<br /><ul><li>Automatic
    10. 10. Secure
    11. 11. EAP-Based</li></ul>Turn on phone and get secure cellular connectivity<br />Turn on phone and get secure Wi-Fi connectivity<br />
    12. 12. NGH Technology Enablers<br />
    13. 13. Next Generation Hotspot Trial Objectives<br /> Run global E2E Wi-Fi roaming trial based on Wi-Fi Alliance Hotspot 2.0 Draft Spec<br /> - Based on 802.1x Wi-Fi networks<br /> - Use EAP authentication methods<br />- Use 802.11u technology<br /> Open trial to large community of industry players –members and non-members of WBA/WFA/GSMA<br /> Provide detailed instructions for Phase 1 of NGH roaming lifecycle model<br />
    14. 14. Next Generation Hotspot Trial Timeline<br />2011 <br />April <br />May <br />Jun<br />Jul <br />Aug <br />Sept <br />Oct <br />Nov<br />HS2.0Equipment<br />Vendor<br />Test Event<br />(WFA)<br />HS2.0 Spec<br />Draft<br />(WFA)<br />NGH Trial <br />Execution<br />(Oct – Nov)<br />Align <br />operators <br />and <br />vendors<br />NGH Trial<br />Launch<br />(Jun 20)<br />NGH Trial<br />Scope<br />Doc<br />NGH Trial<br />Team <br />formed<br />Refine test script<br />Vendors implement <br />HS2.0 spec<br />Results<br />WBA Conference<br />End-to-end NGH<br />Roaming Prototype<br />WBA-GSMA<br />Wi-Fi<br />Roaming <br />Taskgroup<br />Taskforce<br />Recommendation<br />(Nov)<br />
    15. 15. Expectations for Trial Participants<br /><ul><li>A RADIUS Server that supports EAP .
    16. 16. Ensuremethods based on HS2.0 (ANQP) spec are used for authentication.
    17. 17. Have Connectivity to Visited Networks
    18. 18. The committed cooperation of at least one Visiting network </li></ul>Home Network<br /><ul><li>Own or manage your own
    19. 19. APs
    20. 20. RADIUS Server
    21. 21. NAS/Gateway Server
    22. 22. Support for HS2.0(ANQP) spec
    23. 23. The committed cooperation of at least one Home network
    24. 24. Connectivity to Home Networks
    25. 25. Commit to use at least one AP in the Trial </li></ul>Visited Network <br />Hub Provider <br /><ul><li>Connection to Visited Network
    26. 26. Support for HS2.0 spec (ANQP)
    27. 27. Support and cooperation of at least one Home Network
    28. 28. Support for HS2.0(ANQP) spec for devices in Trial
    29. 29. Commitment to support software/operating system upgrades as needed </li></ul>Device Vendors<br />Infrastructure Vendor <br /><ul><li>Support and cooperation from at least one Visited Network
    30. 30. Support for HS2.0(ANQP) spec
    31. 31. Commitment to support software upgrades as needed </li></li></ul><li>NGH Trial Steps<br />NGH Roaming Lifecycle in Real-World Environment<br />Step 2<br />Step 1<br />Step 4<br />Step 3<br /><ul><li>HO ships HS2.0 devices with credentials to VOs
    32. 32. HO and VO execute NGH roaming test script</li></ul>HO and VO select vendors who completed & passed WFAHS2.0 test event<br /><ul><li>Home operator (HO) partners with Visited Operators (VO);
    33. 33. Establish connectivity</li></ul>Make recommendation to industry on NGH readiness for service deployment<br />HO<br />HO<br />HO<br />Hub<br />Hub<br />Hub<br />VO<br />VO<br />VO<br />VO<br />VO<br />VO<br />VO<br />VO<br />VO<br />VO<br />VO<br />VO<br />
    34. 34. NGH Trial Use Cases <br />- Cellular-like Roaming to Hotspots of Visited Network <br />- NGH Roaming Indicator <br />- Cellular-like Connectivity to Home Network Hotspots<br />- Cellular-like Roaming to Residential Hotspots <br />
    35. 35. Paris June 20Conference Results<br /><ul><li> NGH Trial Launch/Collaboration Press Releases</li></ul>Seamless Hotspot Trials Announced in Paris<br />WBA and WFA Collaborate on Hotspot Innovations<br /><ul><li> Successful Prototype Demo</li></li></ul><li>WBA Conference Prototype June 20, 2011<br />Home Operator<br />Visited Operators<br />(Roaming Relationship with <br />Home Operator)<br />Home<br />Operator<br />Back-end<br />Roaming<br />Hubs/<br />Clearinghouses<br />Devices<br />with HS2.0<br />software<br />Subscribers<br />(Test SIMs)<br />Roaming<br />Hub 1<br />(WRIX)<br />Back-end<br />HS2.0 Hotspot<br />Roaming<br />Hub 2<br />(WRIX)<br />HS2.0 Hotspot<br />Back-end<br />Roaming<br />Hub 3<br />(WRIX)<br />HS2.0 Hotspot<br />Back-end<br />Roaming<br />Hub 4<br />(WRIX)<br />Others<br />
    36. 36. Prototype Device Screen<br />Client has embedded 802.11u support and doesn’t require any setup<br />Client has pre-populated list of allowed Realm names (SPs)<br />Automatically<br />Discover 802.11uenabled network<br />Automatically<br />Connected using EAP-SIM<br />
    37. 37. Next Generation Hotspot Roam, Authenticate, Monetize<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />Next Generation Hotspot<br />802.1x , EAP-SIM<br />Auto SIM <br />credentials<br />Encrypted Wi-Fi Link<br />802.11i<br />Mobile “concierge” serviceMobile Service Advertisement Protocol (MSAP)<br />802.11u<br />Seamless authentication & Wi-Fi roaming - Wireless Broadband Alliance <br />RELIABLE<br />Carrier class solution<br />SEAMLESS<br />Simplifies network discovery and selection for <br />seamless cellular data offload<br />SECURE<br />Extends existing SIM-based authentication techniques over encrypted Wi-Fi<br />PROFITABLE<br />Enables location-based and value-added services<br />
    38. 38. Chris Bruce, CEO, BT Openzone and Chair, WBA<br />“BT fully supports the NGH programme and intends to participate in the trial. BT sees the NGH as an evolution from its roll out of 802.1x functionality in its premium Wi-Fi network this summer which is itself an important step along the way to fulfill BT's vision of seamless and secure Wi-Fi access.”<br />
    39. 39. WBA = GSMA of Wi-FiGlobal Industry Effort to Realize NGH<br />
    40. 40. Call to Action: Next Generation Hotspot<br />NGH is an industry initiative to standardize Wi-Fi authentication and drive market adoption and interoperability to enable Wi-Fi roaming on par with that of 3G cellular.<br />If it resonates with you, help in moving the industry forward.  Spread the word. Write/blog/tweet about it. <br />If you are interested in joining the trial, contact <br /> -Matt MacPherson, WBA Board/NGH Trial Co-Lead: mmacpher@cisco.com, or <br /> -John Smith, NGH Trial Technical Lead: johnsmit@cisco.com<br />
    41. 41. For Additional Information on SP Wi-Fi Contact<br />spwifi-ext@cisco.com<br />