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What is WBA Next Generation Hotspot Anyway?


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Tune into webcast ( 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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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:, or <br /> -John Smith, NGH Trial Technical Lead:<br />
  41. 41. For Additional Information on SP Wi-Fi Contact<br /><br />