Let us go back few years back when communications meant phone, fax and paging. Something called an internet has revolutionized the whole world with an electronic version of mail, which supported a little more characters more than telegram. Since then, people have taken internet, now broadband, for granted. So today, the words "broadband revolution" makes people look at me like man from moon. It is something that we have everywhere, from our houses to our offices, from the mall near your house to your regular coffee shop.
As markets evolve towards competitive landscape, operators are increasingly pursuing creative differentiators to give extended convenience to their users. Customers can today connect to internet seamlessly on varied networks in multiple destinations. However, a blow up picture of the network truly reveals the intricacies, which comprises of multiple solutions that handle large number of customers simultaneously. Operators need solution providers like Magnaquest enabling them with products like SURE! AAA, who truly understands these intricacies of the web and come up with holistic solutions that can help these operators. In scenarios like Wi-Fi, internet user need not be from the same network. Many public networks are enabled to handle the users from 3G and 4G to connect on the internet and use the internet for free. The same hotspots are also used by users who buy vouchers and subscribe to use the service for a limited amount of time. Some of the illustrative scenarios and how SURE! AAA handles them with dexterity are shown below.
Role of a AAA Solution
Seamlessly handling native traffic as well as off-load traffic.
Integrates with PCRF and B-RAS components and handles multiple price plans without any manual intervention.
Public Wi-Fi Scenario
Users vary from one time free users to subscribers for a much longer period. AAA should identify the user and authorize the appropriate policy for each and every user.
Enterprises like education and health care establishments allow only users from their organization to use it or give limited access to visitors. AAA should differentiate the employees from visitors and authorize appropriate policies for them.
Again, imagine these scenarios with multiple devices, multiple locations and diverse networks. The complexity is obvious.