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Wireless Device Configuration (OTASP/OTAPA) via ACAP (RFC2604)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003191D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 29 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Gellens: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2604: DOI

Abstract

This paper describes a viable and attractive means to provide OTASP/OTAPA via IS-707, using the ACAP protocol. This memo provides information for the Internet community.

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Network Working Group R. Gellens Request for Comments: 2604 Qualcomm Category: Informational June 1999

Wireless Device Configuration (OTASP/OTAPA) via ACAP

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

Wireless carriers today are faced with creating more efficient distribution channels, increasing customer satisfaction, while also improving margin and profitability. Industry trends are pushing the sale of handsets further into the retail channel. The cost and effort of provisioning handsets, activating users, and updating handset parameters can be greatly reduced by using over-the-air activation mechanisms. A comprehensive and extensible means for over-the-air provisioning and handset parameter updating is required.

One approach is to purchase EIA/TIA/IS-683A (Over-the-air Service Provisioning of Mobile Stations in Spread Spectrum Systems) equipment. The cost of this has led carriers to seek alternative solutions. A very viable means for providing over-the-air (OTA) provisioning is to leverage the rollout of IS-707 data services equipment, which most carriers are in the process of deploying. This paper presents an approach to OTA provisioning that utilizes the deployment of IS-707 to deliver OTA provisioning and parameter upgrading.

IS-707 data services makes available several methods of providing over-the-air provisioning and parameter updating. A well thought-out approach utilizing Internet-based open standard mechanisms can provide an extensible platform for further carrier service offerings, enhanced interoperability among back-end services, and vendor independence.

This paper describes a viable and attractive means to provide OTASP/OTAPA via IS-707, using the ACAP [ACAP] protocol.

Gellens Informational [Page 1]

RFC 2604 OTASP/OTAPA via ACAP June 1999

Table of Contents

1. Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. Feature Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.1. OTASP Feature Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.2. OTAPA Feature Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3. Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.1. Initial Provisioning Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.2. OTASP for Authorized Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3.3. OTAPA Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4. Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.1. General Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.2. OTASP Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.3. OTAPA Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4.4. Provisioning Server Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4.5. Security Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 5. Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 5.1. ACAP over...

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