Policy is becoming a key tool for operators to manage networks and deliver the best experience possible to the customers.

This paper introduces two important standards in networking policy – 3GPP Access Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF) and Hotspot 2.0 Policy – and to propose a path toward convergence and improvement of these two policy standards with recommended actions. Both ANDSF and HS2.0 specifications define policy objects and protocols for intelligent and seamless automatic next-generation network selection and enhanced user experience.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Target Audience

Target Audience includes WBA members, Device vendors, device service provider, Wi-Fi advocates, industry analysts, Wi-Fi operators, Cellular Operators, networking equipment providers.

Business objectives

  • Open new revenue streams by using innovative technology options

  • Identify the business opportunities and challenges for ANDSF

Target Outcomes

A set of deployment guidelines and respective test plan are defined and used to conduct and end-to-end trial between different players in the ecosystem. This WBA efforts assess the following dimensions to make the interworking a reality:

  • Access Network Discovery

  • Selection Policy

  • Mobility Policy

  • Routing and Flow Policy

  • Non-seamless Offload Policy

  • Enforcement Preference and Overriding

  • User subscription plan awareness

PROJECT LEADERS

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Keywords

Convergence of Wi-Fi and Cellular; New Policy Mechanisms; Use Cases; ANDSF & HS2.0 Overview

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