( PM-WANI ) Registration Prime Minister Wi-Fi Access Network Interface Framework and Guidelines for Registration
WANI Means Wi-Fi ACCESS NETWORK INTERFACE ::
Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (WANI) ensures the interworking among systems and software applications used by these distributed entities i.e. PDOA, PDO, App Provider, and Central Registry.
What is WANI framework?
While delivery of broadband is possible through different media and technologies, under the WANI framework, it is envisaged that last mile broadband connectivity, where the consumer accesses broadband services, will be through a network of public Wi-Fi access points. The backhaul requirement for these Wi-Fi access points will be met by procuring internet bandwidth from the telecom service providers/internet service providers. Under the distributed architecture and unbundling of functions, the WANI eco-system will be operated by different players who are described herein under:
Public Data Office (PDO): It will establish, maintain, and operate only WANI compliant Wi-Fi Access Points and deliver broadband services to subscribers.
Public Data Office Aggregator (PDOA): It will be an aggregator of PDOs and perform the functions relating to Authorization and Accounting.
App Provider: It will develop an App to register users and discover WANI compliant Wi-Fi hotspots in the nearby area and display the same within the App for accessing the internet service.
Central Registry: It will maintain, in accordance with the WANI architecture and specifications, the details of App Providers, PDOAs, and PDOs. To begin with, the Central Registry will be maintained by C-DoT.
The role and function of PDO and PDOA can be accessed on the Saral Sanchar Portal under the menu ‘WANI’. A description of the flow chart of the WANI eco-system is available at Annexure ‘A’. Brief details of functions of each entity are given at Annexure ‘B’.
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Brief of the functions of each entity specified under the WANI framework:
a. PDO: 1. PDO will establish, maintain, and operate only WANI compliant Wi-Fi Access Points. 2. PDO will connect its Wi-Fi Access Point with Internet through networks of licensed Service Providers only in that area.
3. A PDO can establish multiple Wi-Fi Access Points and logically connect them with different Captive Portals of PDOAs. However, a WiFi Access Point of any PDO will be logically connected with a Captive Portal of any PDOA.
4. As per the WANI framework, PDOs will have commercial agreement with licensed Telecom Service Providers (TSP) or Internet Service Providers (ISP) for internet connectivity and with PDOA for Aggregation, Authorization, Accounting, and other related functions. b. PDOA:
1. PDOA will register with Central Registry using its public certificate for signature validation. It will also register its associated PDOs’ Wi-Fi Access Points along with SSIDs and locations.
2. PDOA will aggregate multiple WANI enabled Wi-Fi Access Points being operated by individual PDOs and authorize the subscribers, authenticated by the App Provider, to access internet services.
3. For payment transactions by users, PDOA will integrate the Captive Portal with different types of digital payment service providers such as UPI, e-Wallets, Credit and Debit Cards, Online Banking etc.
4. PDOA will declare the tariff for subscribers and keep account of usage of each subscriber.
5. While PDOA will maintain the details of usage of individual subscriber at a given point of time, the internet traffic will route directly from WiFi Access Point of PDO to the network of interconnecting licensed Service Provider.
6. It will be permissible for any two PDOAs to enter into a roaming agreement for permitting each other’s subscribers to access Internet from any Wi-Fi Access Points associated with them.
7. All complaints of users will be addressed/ handled by the PDOA as per the orders issued by the Department of Telecommunications or its authorized representative (herein after referred to as ‘DoT) from time to time.
c. App Provider:
1. App Provider will develop and maintain a software application and backend authentication infrastructure for users to signup, discover WANI compliant Wi-Fi hotspots, and do single-click connect from within the App.
2. App Provider will register with Central Registry using its public certificate for signature validation.
3. The App will allow users to create a profile and do their mobile verification using OTP.
4. The App Provider will authenticate each subscriber periodically based on some predefined algorithm.
d. Central Registry Provider:
1. The Central Registry will maintain, in accordance with the WANI framework, the details of App Providers, PDOAs, and PDOs.
2. The Central Registry will ensure interoperability among WANI Compliant Wi-Fi Access Points, Captive Portal of PDOA, and App.
3. The Central Registry Provider will certify the systems and software applications of App Provider or PDOA as per the checklist provided with WANI architecture and specifications within 10 working days after the App Provider or PDOA submit the same for certification. In case of any non-compliances with the WANI architecture and specifications in the systems and software applications of App Provider or PDOA, as communicated in writing by the Central Registry Provider, App Provider or PDOA will attend to the same within 20 working days and resubmit to the Central Registry Provider for certification.
4. The Central Registry Provider, on instructions from the DoT, will delete the details of App Providers, PDOAs, or PDOs.
e. General conditions:
1. These entities i.e. PDOA, App Provider, and Central Registry will not provide switched telephony service.
2. The PDO’s Wi-Fi Access Point, PDOA’s Captive Portal, App Provider’s App, and Central Registry will be compliant to the architecture and specifications of WANI Framework, attached at Annexure-II.
3. Any customer authenticated by an App Provider can use any WANI compliant Wi-Fi Access Point operated by any PDO for accessing the Internet. 4. Any dispute, with regard to the provision of service will be a matter only between the aggrieved party and the App Provider or PDOA or both, who will duly notify this to all before providing the service. And in no case, the DoT will bear any liability or responsibility in the matter. The App Provider and PDOA will keep the DoT indemnified for all claims, costs, charges, or damages in the matter.
5. The App Provider, PDOA, and Central Registry Provider will abide by all the terms and conditions that may be imposed by the DoT from time to time.
6. The App Provider, PDOA, and Central Registry will be responsible for any violation of the terms and conditions by anyone including but not limited to their employees.
7. The App Provider, PDOA, and Central Registry will be responsible for the correctness of the information furnished.
8. All efforts will be made by PDOAs to deploy Indian technology (i.e. technology designed & developed in India) and Made in India Wi-Fi Hotspot Access Point equipment, through which Broadband internet services will be provided under WANI framework.
9. DoT reserves the right to take appropriate action for any violation of the terms and conditions, including cancellation of registration
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