Aptilo SMP 3GPP AAA+

The 3GPP AAA that takes you further

The generic 3GPP AAA server – as defined in the standards – provides authentication, authorization, policy control and routing information to packet gateways in the Wi-Fi core and mobile core for 3GPP Wi-Fi access. It performs EAP-SIM/AKA authentication of SIM devices directly to the HLR/HSS for a seamless and secure access to the Wi-Fi network.  Although this standard node performs critical functions, we have seen in many of our Wi-Fi offload implementations that there is a need to add additional functions:

  • Authentication for devices that do not support the EAP-SIM/AKA method.
  • Authentication for Wi-Fi devices without a SIM-card.
  • Support for monetizing the Wi-Fi network by allowing signup of ad-hoc users through Web Portals.
  • Ability to define granular Wi-Fi specific policies to for example control QoS in the Wi-Fi network.

Aptilo SMP 3GPP-AAA+ the 3GPP AAA that gives your more

Adding a plus to the standard 3GPP AAA

To put it simple, the standard 3GPP AAA needs extended functions to monetize the Wi-Fi network and to support all type of devices.

For this purpose, we have created the Aptilo SMP 3GPP AAA+™ which is based on the award-winning Aptilo Service Management Platform™ (SMP). It has the same SIM authentication functionality as the  Aptilo SMP SIM Authentication™ and we have also added some critical functions from the Aptilo SMP for carrier-class Wi-Fi services.

These additional functions include:

Learn more about how the Aptilo SMP 3GPP AAA+ performs SIM-Authentication and fits into the different 3GPP Wi-Fi access options.