The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) yesterday issued a new version of PM-WANI framework architecture and specifications which have brought in certain changes.
Based on the older and newer version of the framework, TRAI’s Public Open Wi-Fi framework reveals that App Providers and PDOAs now have to mandatorily have username and password defined by the user as part of profile creation on the app that shall be provisioned in the PDOA network through WANI token flow.
Users should be able to connect to WiFi hotspot with a single click on the mobile device where app is installed or connect to Wi-Fi by manually by entering the username and password through captive portal on devices where the app is not installed. App Providers are to use valid mobile number as username in their system while PDOAs aren’t supposed to issue username and password in the form of SMS/Email/OTP as done in conventional Wi-Fi networks.
Mandatory requirement which requires to be fulfilled by App provider and PDOA
a. The “username”/ “password” shall be defined by the User as part of
Profile creation on the App.
b. The “username”/ “password” shall be provisioned in the PDOA
network through WANI Token flow.
c. Users must be able to connect to WiFi hotspot with a single click on
the Mobile device where APP is installed.
d. Users shall be able to connect to Wi-Fi by manually by entering
“username”/ “password” through Captive portal on devices where
APP is not installed.
e. “username”/ “password” shall not be issued by PDOA to the User
inform of SMS/Email/OTP as done in conventional WiFi networks.
f. Valid Mobile Number shall be used as Unique “username” in the APP