Is there any functional benefit to using Hotspot 2.0 / Passpoint instead of typical Enterprise authentication? What does it meaningfully do?
So far, it seems the only reason to use Hotspot 2.0 / 802.11u is for paid carrier offloading. I cannot think of another meaningful reason except if WPA3 is required (But I don’t see that happening for quite some time). What other reasons are there?
I’m part of a large organization that owns many buildings. In-building cellular coverage is always a challenge and we have installed conventional cellular coverage solutions (BDA, DAS). Typically these only support one carrier. Real life implementation of multi-tenant, neutral host solutions seems very complicated. It would be great if we could get out of the DAS business and use WiFi instead, by having users connect with Hotspot 2.0 / Passpoint based on their carrier credentials (SIM). It seems to me like the technical building blocks are in place but we would need to be able to join a federation that includes the carriers in our area and this does not exist. I don’t know if the industry headed in this direction?