A Uniform Resource Name Namespace for the Device Identity and the Mobile Equipment Identity (MEID)
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Network Working Group                                         R. Atarius
Internet-Draft                                           October 9, 2017
Intended status: Informational
Expires: April 12, 2018

A Uniform Resource Name Namespace for the Device Identity and the Mobile
                       Equipment Identity (MEID)
                   draft-atarius-dispatch-meid-urn-13

Abstract

   This document defines a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace for the
   Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP2) and a Namespace Specific
   String (NSS) for the Mobile Equipment Identity (MEID).  The structure
   of an MEID is 15 hexadecimal encoded digits long and is defined in
   the Third Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2) (see [S.R0048-A])
   to uniquely identify each individual mobile equipment (e.g., a
   handset or mobile phone).  The 3GPP2 has a requirement to be able to
   use an MEID as a URN.  This document fulfills that requirement.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Namespace Registration Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  MEID Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.2.  MEID Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.2.1.  Manufacturer Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.2.2.  Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.2.3.  Check Digit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.2.4.  Hexadecimal Encoding  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  Community considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Namespace considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   7.  IANA considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   8.  Security and privacy considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   9.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11

1.  Introduction

   A single mode 3GPP mobile equipment which uses only 3GPP technology
   to transmit and receive voice or data, or a dual mode 3GPP/3GPP2
   mobile equipment which uses either 3GPP or 3GPP2 technology to
   transmit and receive voice or data has an International Mobile
   station Equipment Identity (IMEI) to identify the mobile equipment.
   Document [RFC7254] defines a URN Namespace and an NSS for the IMEI.
   For cases where the mobile equipment uses decimal values (i.e., IMEI)
   as an identity for dual mode 3GPP/3GPP2 access the IMEI urn as
   defined in [RFC7254] can be used to identify the mobile equipment.

   However, single mode 3GPP2 mobile equipment which supports only 3GPP2
   access technology to transmit and receive voice or data has a
   hexadecimal MEID.  Since there are fundamental differences between
   MEID and IMEI, i.e. in encoding, format and the ownership, [RFC7254]
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