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802.11u

An IEEE standard that supports automatic connectivity to 802.11 (Wi-Fi) networks. It enables mobile devices to query and obtain information from the hotspots it discovers in order to provide seamless roaming from one hotspot to another. Also known as "Hotspot 2.0" and "Passpoint." See Wi-Fi Passpoint and 802.11.
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Using the new IEEE 802.11u protocols, HS 2.0 allows the Wi-Fi client and infrastructure to have a pre-association conversation about the capabilities and A interconnects of a particular Wi-Fi network.
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A few of these bodies that address the interworking mechanisms are the third-generation partnership project (3GPP), IEEE 802.11u, and IEEE 802.21.
The IEEE 802.11u standard is currently under standardization.
IEEE 802.11u addresses such areas as enrollment, network selection, emergency call support, user traffic segmentation, and service advertisement.