One of the advantages to go with a vendor-agnostic 3GPP AAA vendor such as Aptilo, with AAA as our core business since 2001, is that you can expect critical functionality which make things work in real-world deployments. Functionality that goes beyond the standards. Get the full details of our Wi-Fi Calling solution.
Interaction with Apple iOS entitlement servers for VoWiFi / VoLTE entitlement
One example is the VoWiFi / VoLTE entitlement support in Aptilo SMP Wi-Fi Calling™, where we interact with iOS entitlement servers for onboarding individual iPhone devices to the VoLTE and VoWiFi services.
This VoWiFi / VoLTE entitlement process adds an additional authorization and security mechanism on top of what is specified in the 3GPP standards. Without the entitlement process in place, all SIM-enabled iOS devices would be allowed access to the VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling services, something that many times are not desired. The VoWiFi / VoLTE entitlement process also brings additional benefits for the mobile operator such as end-user acceptance of terms and conditions (EULA), emergency address registration, and service activation for secondary devices associated with the subscriber’s mobile account.
This VoWiFi / VoLTE entitlement functionality is already in action with a North American tier 1 operator.