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1. (WO2017176456) LTE-LEVEL SECURITY FOR NEUTRAL HOST LTE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/176456    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/023677
Publication Date: Fri Oct 13 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 23 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H04W 12/06
H04L 29/06
Applicants: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Inventors: HAWKES, Philip
PALANIGOUNDER, Anand
PRAKASH, Rajat
GRIOT, Miguel
SHARMA, Manu
Title: LTE-LEVEL SECURITY FOR NEUTRAL HOST LTE
Abstract:
Various features pertain to the authentication of mobile devices or other User Equipment. In some aspects, a Retail-based Neutral Host LTE is provided for use with Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks that, among other features, provides a WiFi Alliance HotSpot 2.0 (HS2.0) user experience using LTE technology for non-mobile network operator (non-MNO) Service Providers (SPs), while maintaining high security assurances as with LTE. That is, in some examples, Retail Neutral Host-LTE is configured to provide the same or similar security assurances as with MNO-based LTE. Moreover, retail Neutral Host-LTE offers options for provisioning credentials and authentication with the AAA that are analogous to the options for HS2.0, that is: username/password, SP-issued certificate, and pre-configured mobile device certificate. This is achieved, at least in part, while providing or ensuring that Retail Neutral Host-LTE security provides similar security assurances to MNO-based LTE.