CABA Information Series
IS-2004-07: Operations support system (OSS) requirements and solutions for carrier-grade Wireless LAN Services
One of the major challenges in offering carrier-grade public Wi-Fi service is choosing and deploying an effective OSS infrastructure. This paper from Pronto Networks discusses the OSS requirements for end-users, service providers, network operators, and venue owners, in addition to providing recommendations for service providers and network operators evaluating different OSS options. . Some issues discussed include quick user access, roaming among networks, optional charging for services, network security, network brand identification, and location information for local ad insertion.