IEEE 802.11 Carrier WiFi (Hotspot 2.0)

2 Day Course
Code PWS216

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With the expectation that by 2017 57% of all mobile broadband data will be offloaded to the WiFi environment the IEEE have launched new versions of the 802.11 specification, 802.11ac and 802.11u (Hotspot 2.0).

This course will explain the evolution towards Carrier WLAN and the associated security issues and Quality of Service support necessary. Sample call flows and theoretical explanations of the full topology and technology of 802.11 will be discussed as will the interworking requirements with 3G/4G LTE technologies that enable this offload of data to occur successfully.


By the end of this program the delegate will be able to;

  • Understand the IEEE 802.11 versions and evolutions
  • Describe in detail a call flow within an 802.11 environment
  • Understand the difference between SIFS, DIFS and AIFS
  • Describe the two approaches to QoS support
  • Understand the need for cellular offload
  • Describe the interworking capabilities & network requirements with 3G/4G LTE networks
  • Describe bandwidth & throughput capacities in 802.11 releases
  • Describe the MAC layer requirements and working in 802.11
  • Explain the difference between CSMA/CD and CSMA/CA
  • Describe the need for and requirements of the 3GPP AAA server
  • Understand PMIP and its necessity in carrier WiFi
  • Understand Mobile IP capabilities
  • Understand the need for the ANDSF (Access Network Discovery & Selection Function)


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Introduction to IEEE 802.11 (9 topics)

  • IEEE 802.11a, b, g, n & ac
  • IEEE 802.11 upper layer specification
  • Association, Authentication Procedures in 802.11
  • DIFS, SIFS & AIFS, their role in accessing the air Interface
  • Basic call flow procedures in 802.11
  • The WLAN Protocol Stack
  • Building a secure access method
  • Network security
  • Implementation of a AAA

Introduction to Mobile IP (9 topics)

  • Mobile IPv4 & Mobile IPv6
  • Operational Principles
  • Home Network
  • Home address
  • Foreign Networks
  • Care-of-Address
  • Home Agent
  • Foreign Agent
  • Binding

Introduction to Proxy Mobile IPv6 (13 topics)

  • Components in PMIPv6
  • The Local Mobility anchor (LMA)
  • The Mobile Access Gateway (MAG)
  • The Mobile Node (MN)
  • The Correspondent Node (CN)
  • Concepts of Tunnelling
  • PMIPv6 Call Flow Examples
  • Packet Forwarding (CN to MN)
  • Control Plane & Data Plane Security
  • IP Address Assignment
  • Stateless Auotconf IPv6
  • Selective IP Traffic Offload (SIPTO) Support with Proxy Mobile IP
  • IP Traffic Offload with PMIPv6

Hotspot 2.0 & Carrier WiFi (9 topics)

  • Network Discovery & Selection
  • Advertisement Protocol Element
  • Generic Advertisement Service (GAS)
  • Access Network Query Protocol (ANQP)
  • QoS Mapping
  • Secure Hotspots

802.11u & Hotspot 2.0 ANDSF (8 topics)

  • Access Network Discovery & Selection Function (ANDSF)
  • The ANDSF MO
  • Access Network Discovery information
  • Inter-system Mobility Policy (ISMP)
  • Inter-system Routing Policy (ISRP)
  • UE Location information
  • The Connection Manager
  • Simultaneous Multi-Access Connectivity

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