Identity management enabling AAA services in evolving telecom platforms – Strategic technological and business recommendations

Conference: EURESCOM Summit 2005 - Ubiquitous Services and Applications - Exploiting the Potential
04/27/2005 - 04/29/2005 at Heidelberg, Germany

Proceedings: EURESCOM Summit 2005 - Ubiquitous Services and Applications

Pages: 10Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Zoric, Josip; Johannessen, Tor Hjalmar (Telenor R&D, Otto Nielsens veg 12, 7004 Trondheim, Norway)
Pinaud, Christian (France Telecom R&D, 4, rue du Clos Courtel - BP91226, 35512 Cesson-Sevigné, France)
Friese, Ingo (T-Systems Nova GmbH, Goslarer Ufer 35, 10589 Berlin, Germany)
Heikkinen, Seppo (Elisa R&D, POBox 138, 33101 Tampere, Finland)

This study looks at potentials for integrating Identity Management (IdM) with AAA (Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting) systems found in carrier’s infrastructures, and analyse technological and business consequences of such integration. We focus on the role of IdM and AAA, as enabling services for third party service provisioning. We outline skeleton service scenarios and simplified architectures, and analyse them against various IdM and AAA approaches. This paper discusses also the business potentials for Telcos (suggesting several business models) and technical challenges of combined IdM/AAA architectures, supporting above-mentioned service scenarios. Finally we recommend the necessary business activities for emergence of the new group of added value services, the converged IdM/AAA enabling services. This proposed road map would ensure the Telcos a strong business role in the new field.