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1. (WO2018005424) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SERVICE PROVIDER SPECIFIC REMOTE ACCESS VIA NEUTRAL HOST NETWORKS
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CLAIMS

1. A method for using a Neutral Host Network (NHN) to provide access services to connecting Wireless Devices (WD), comprising:

in a NHN, executing authentication between a connecting WD and a Service Provider (SP);

receiving an address of a remote gateway (RG) from the SP; and

providing access service for the WD including forwarding data received from the WD to the indicated RG address and forwarding WD associated data received from the RG address to the WD.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the NHN utilizes MulteFire, LTE, or 5G radio

technology.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the NHN applies a network tunnel to the RG.

The method of claim 1, wherein at least one of the forwarding steps includes IP forwarding.

The method of claim 1, wherein the SP is a participating service provider (PSP).

6. The network of claim 1, wherein the SP provides an online sign-up (OSU) service or an Internet of things (IOT) service.

7. The method of claim 1, wherein the providing access service includes providing a service for an OSU service or for IOT service.

8. The method of claim 1, wherein the WD connects to the HN for an OSU service.

9. The method of claim 1, wherein the WD is an IOT device.

10. The method of claim 1, further comprising receiving information about the RG from the SP, and forwarding an indication of the information to the WD.

11. The method of claim 10, wherein the received information includes the address of the RG and/or instructions about authentication of the WD towards the RG.

12. The method of claim 1, wherein the WD is preconfigured to know an address of the RG.

13. The method of claim 1, wherein the authentication is based on a device certificate within the WD.

14. A non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising instructions for causing a computing environment to perform the method of claim 1.

15. An access network, configured to perform the method of claim 1.

16. A method for a service provider (SP) to provide access services via a neutral host network (MUST), comprising:

a. in a first authenticating step, authenticating a connecting WD via an HN, the WD connecting for access service, the first authentication constituting an access authentication;

b. providing an address of a remote gateway (RG) to the NHN; and

c. receiving and transmitting data with the WD via the NHN and via the RG.

17. The method of claim 16, wherein the authentication is based on a device certificate.

18. The method of claim 16, further comprising, in a second authenticating step,

authenticating the WD via the RG for a RG session authentication.

19. The method of claim 18, wherein the second authentication authenticates the UE with the SP such that the SP can associate data transmitted through the RG with the appropriate UE.

20. The method of claim 18, wherein the RG is associated with a tunnel connection

between the UE and the SP.

21. The method of claim 20, wherein the tunnel is shared.

22. The method of claim 18, wherein the second authentication authenticates using https.

23. The method of claim 18, wherein the second authentication is based on the same credentials as the first authentication.

24. The method of claim 16, wherein the first authentication is performed via a AAA server associated with the SP, and wherein the first authentication grants access to the NHN by the WD.

25. The method of claim 16, further comprising detecting misuse of the RG based access service by an authenticated WD and transmitting a signal to the NHN to disconnect the WD from the NHN.

26. The method of claim 16, wherein the NHN utilizes MulteFire, LTE, or 5G radio technology.

27. The method of claim 16, wherein the SP is a participating service provider (PSP).

28. The method of claim 16, wherein the SP provides an online sign-up (OSU) service or an Internet of things (IOT) service.

29. The method of claim 16, wherein the providing access service includes providing a service for an OSU service or for IOT service.

30. The method of claim 16, wherein the WD connects to the NHN for an OSU service.

31. The method of claim 16, wherein the WD is an IOT device.

32. A non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising instructions for causing a computing environment to perform the method of claim 16.

33. A service provider server, configured to perform the method of claim 16.

34. A method for a Wireless Device (WD) to connect to a neutral host network (NHN) for access service, comprising:

a. performing authentication of the WD with a service provider (SP) via a NHN for access service;

b. receiving information associated with a RG via the NHN;

c. applying the received information to communicate with the RG via the NHN.

35. The method of claim 34, wherein the received information about the RG includes an address of the RG and/or instructions about authentication towards the RG.

36. The method of claim 34, wherein the applying the received information to

communicate with the RG includes performing an authentication step.

37. The method of claim 36, wherein the authentication is performed using the same credentials that were used for the authenticating the WD with the SP.

38. The method of claim 34, wherein the NHN utilizes MulteFire, LTE, or 5G radio technology.

39. The method of claim 34, wherein the SP is a participating service provider (PSP).

40. The method of claim 34, wherein the SP provides an online sign-up (OSU) service or an Internet of things (IOT) service.

41. The method of claim 34, wherein the WD connects to the NHN for an OSU service.

42. The method of claim 34, wherein the WD is an IOT device.

43. The method of claim 34, wherein the authenticating is based on a device certificate within the WD.

44. The method of claim 34, wherein the communications between the WD and the RG include a second authentication.

45. The method of claim 44, wherein the second authentication, for the RG session, is based on the same credentials as the first authentication, for access service.

46. A non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising instructions for causing a computing environment to perform the method of claim 34.

47. A wireless device, configured to perform the method of claim 34.