The WBA acronym WRIX stands for Wireless Roaming Intermediary eXchange. One of the main aims of WRIX is the enhancement of the roaming experience for the customers of WBA wireless networks. The WBA WRIX Umbrella Document describes all the sub-parts of the WRIX portfolio: WRIX for Network (WRIX-n) (This Document); WRIX for Radius Interconnection (WRIX-i); WRIX for Clearing (Data and Financial) (WRIX – d/f ); Location Feed Format & File Exchange Standard (WRIX-L).

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Target Audience

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

Business objectives

  • Accelerate Wi-Fi Roaming services by continuous improvements on WBA documentation

  • Grow WBA members roaming business by providing the necessary tools to facilitate interconnections

Target Outcomes

This frameworks aims to help operators avoid some of the network configuration pitfalls and shorten the operator learning experience but also to standardise the approach between operators to ensure the best roaming experience for WBA wireless network users, and to promote the rapid set up of roaming agreements between WBA operators using standardised financial and technical approaches based on WRIX. It is a set of guidelines for nntwork deployment for operators to create, upgrade or optimize their Wi-Fi Nnetworks to provide Wi-Fi roaming services and interoperability:

  • Authentication Methods

  • Connection Bandwidth Requirements

  • Network Discovery and Selection Features

  • NGH Network Security and management

  • User Experience

  • Information Exchange

  • Profile Management

  • Governance Model

PROJECT LEADERS

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Keywords

Wi-Fi Roaming, Carrier Wi-Fi, Accounting, Billing, Invoicing, Interconnect

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