Specifications & guidelines

PKI RadSec – Operator Deployment Guidelines

The growth in devices is being accompanied by continued growth in the number of Wi-Fi hotspots. Earlier work by the WBA has identified the use of RadSec, a protocol defined by the IETF in RFC 6614 for transporting RADIUS datagrams over TLS, coupled with a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), for automating the security of these TLS sessions, as an alternative to the conventional WRIX approach.

With the growth of Wi-Fi interoperability and Wi-Fi roaming services, more service, network and identity providers are looking to build roaming businesses for which an easy and fast method to scale up interconnections is key.

RadSec certificate-based interconnection, through the WBA Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), provides a secure, simpler and less manual method to establish peer interconnection.

The  document, “PKI RadSec – Operator Deployment Guidelines” provide guidelines for implementing RADIUS interconnections using RadSec coupled with WBA’s PKI. These guidelines will act as a roadmap that will help planners and systems engineers ensure that RadSec installations go smoothly and efficiently. Adherence to the practices defined will also allow for a more standardized configuration approach and allow for consistent interconnections. This work complements the already released “End-Entity Deployment Guidelines” document, which provides guidance for organizations with Wi-Fi footprint and/or subscribers who intend to deploy WBA’s interoperable Public Keying Infrastructure (PKI) RadSec security service.

The PKI-RadSec Documentation are fully accessible for WBA members only. If you are a WBA Member, please access the WBA Extranet to download PKI-RadSec Documentation, including the WBA PKI Certificate Policy, End-Entity Deployment Guidelines and PKI RadSec – Operator Deployment Guidelines.

The PKI RadSec – Operator Deployment Guidelines is brought to you by WBA Roaming Evolution group.

Please contact us to find out more about the full document available to WBA members.


 

PKI & RadSec End-Entity Deployment Guidelines

With the growth of Wi-Fi interoperability and Wi-Fi roaming services, more service, network and identity providers are looking to build roaming businesses for which an easy and fast method to scale up interconnections is key.

RadSec certificate-based interconnection, through the WBA Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), provides a secure, simpler and less manual method to establish peer interconnection.

This document, “PKI RadSec – End Entity Deployment Guidelines”,  provides information and guidelines for organizations with Wi-Fi coverage and/or subscribers on how RadSec can help their interworking business. It also offers recommendations and guidelines on how to set up PKI RadSec. This work complements the already released “PKI RadSec – Operator Deployment Guidelines” document, which provide guidelines for implementing RADIUS interconnections using RadSec coupled with WBA’s PKI.

The PKI-RadSec Documentation are fully accessible for WBA members only. If you are a WBA Member, please access the WBA Extranet to download PKI-RadSec Documentation, including the WBA PKI Certificate Policy, End-Entity Deployment Guidelines and PKI RadSec – Operator Deployment Guidelines.

The PKI RadSec – End Entity Deployment Guidelines is brought to you by WBA Roaming Evolution group.

Please contact us to find out more about the full document available to WBA members.


 
22 - 09 - 20  |  Specifications & guidelines

Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) Wi-Fi Roaming Guidelines

Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) is WBA’s accomplishment of an end-to-end Wi-Fi Roaming experience, achieving the seamless, secure and interoperable experience set as a benchmark by the Wi-Fi industry. This white paper examines the business case for NGH and Wi-Fi Roaming, and also provides a detailed breakdown of the building blocks needed for setting up quality roaming services. It outlines a number of successful trials and demos, and explores the ways in which WBA and its members are working to ensure that the technology continues to evolve.


 
24 - 07 - 19  |  Specifications & guidelines

WBA Program Overview 2020

WBA is the world’s foremost organisation driving seamless, interoperable service experiences via Wi-Fi within the global wireless ecosystem. Our key programs include NextGen Wi-Fi, 5G, IoT, Testing & Interoperability and Roaming, with member-led Work Groups dedicated to resolving standards and technical issues to promote end-to-end services and accelerate business opportunities.

The WBA Program Overview provides a highlevel idea of current programs, projects and leading participants with the mission to enable collaboration between service providers, technology companies and organizations to achieve that vision.


 
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Wi-Fi Roaming Standard – WRIX Umbrella Document

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) defines roaming set-up best practices for service providers and outlines the reasons for providing roaming services as well as suitable strategies to adopt. Standards are provided for the type of information needed from the Wi-Fi network, together with guidelines on how to exchange relevant information between involved parties. Moreover, WBA maintains a database of Operators roaming related data, including the WBAID that is solely provided and maintained by the WBA.

This WRIX Umbrella document is an integral part of the whole Wireless Roaming Intermediary eXchange (WRIX) Framework, developed by the WBA Roaming Work Group. This document defines the means by which operators may interconnect with each other, either directly or through their respective WRIX-is, for the purposes of providing wireless broadband roaming services to their end-users. It also provided a guidance for best practice of Wi-Fi Roaming and overview of WRIX interfaces and entities.

 

 


 
01 - 03 - 20  |  Specifications & guidelines

Connected City Blueprint 2017

The Connected City Blueprint 2017/18 serves as a guideline for cities and government authorities looking for support in the approach and development of their Connected City Plans. It includes valuable lessons to be learned from the most successful early adopters, and is a source for the broader wireless industry to better understand the challenges and opportunities the Connected City and Smart City ecosystem offers.


This latest edition also explores how different technologies can help cities develop their Connected City Plans to tackle urban challenges, whilst highlighting the need for engagement with and collaboration between the different stakeholders, including the Citizens, City Authorities, Private Sector Companies, Innovators and Entrepreneurs and Academia, in order to achieve success.


 
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Connected City Blueprint 2016

Written and compiled with the guidance of the Connected City Advisory Board (CCAB), the Connected City Blueprint serves as the first in an ongoing series of documents that will aim to aggregate and present the views, case studies, and opinions of city officials, local authorities, and more.


 
15 - 12 - 16  |  Specifications & guidelines, WBA white papers

Wi-Fi Roaming Business Case

WBA suggests that up to 70% of international travellers now rely on Wi-Fi networks to stay connected while abroad.

Our latest white paper Wi-Fi Roaming examines how to leverage this opportunity to create new services and products that can result in additional roaming revenues, while delivering an outstanding user experience.

Packed with facts, stats and business cases, the white paper covers:

• Roaming set-up best practices for service providers
• Benefits from providing roaming services
• Suitable strategies to adopt
• Wi-Fi roaming business models
• Next Gen Wi-Fi ready network insights from the industry and global Operator


 
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