This project aims to provide solutions that enable mobile devices to keep their permanent subscriber identity (IMSI) private when using SIM authentication methods. EAP methods are mostly used by wireless carriers and operators who want to take advantage of Wi-Fi capabilities for their SIM subscribers alongside or instead of licensed mobile radio service; in service-environments such as sports or shopping venues; underground locations; and to improve the overall experience for end-users when Wi-Fi and mobile services are combined for the SIM subscriber’s benefit. Passpoint® enables the cellular carrier to offload data by providing a means to have an automated connection to available Wi-Fi providers.

Taken as whole this exercise will result in straightforward solutions and recommendation for IMSI privacy protection through a WBA coordinated guidelines and compliance program.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Business objectives

  • Standardization for seamless, private and secure access for SIM-based devices onto to Wi-Fi
  • Provide clear guidelines to ensure that service providers can deploy secure and interoperable Wi-Fi services with confidence

Target Outcomes

  • Joint collaboration between operators and vendors to formulate the best practice on security policy and privacy protection on SIM based devices
  • Develop guidelines and compliance program to guarantee broad industry deployment and alignment
  • Work with Wi-Fi Alliance and 3GPP to promote the adoption of potential solutions

Target Audience

WBA Members, Wi-Fi operators, Cellular Operators, Device/OS Vendors and Wi-Fi Alliance and 3GPP communities.

LEADING PARTICIPANTS

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Keywords

NGH, Live Testing, Wi-Fi Roaming, Passpoint, HS2.0 Privacy, Security, Roaming

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