Diffserv to QCI Mapping
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Network Working Group                                           J. Henry
Internet-Draft                                                T. Szigeti
Expires: April 19, 2019                                            Cisco
                                                        October 16, 2018

                        Diffserv to QCI Mapping
                  draft-henry-tsvwg-diffserv-to-qci-00

Abstract

   As communication devices become more hybrid, smart devices include
   more media-rich communication applications, and the boundaries
   between telecommunication and other applications becomes less clear.
   Simultaneously, as the end-devices become more mobile, application
   traffic transits more often between enterprise networks, the
   Internet, and cellular telecommunication networks.  In this context,
   it is crucial that quality of service be aligned between these
   different environments.  However, this is not always the case by
   default, and cellular communication networks use a different QoS
   nomenclature from the Internet and enterprise networks.  This
   document specifies a set of 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
   Quality of Service (QoS) Class Identifiers (QCI) to Differentiated
   Services Code Point (DSCP) mappings, to reconcile the marking
   recommendations offered by the 3GPP with the recommendations offered
   by the IETF, so as to maintain a consistent QoS treatment between
   cellular networks and the Internet.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Related Work  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.2.  Applicability Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.3.  Document Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     1.4.  Requirements language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     1.5.  Terminology Used in this Document . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  Service Comparison and Default Interoperation of Diffserv and
       3GPP LTE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.1.  Diffserv Domain Boundaries  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     2.2.  QCI and Bearer Model in 3GPP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     2.3.  QCI Definition and Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       2.3.1.  Conversational  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       2.3.2.  Streaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       2.3.3.  Interactive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       2.3.4.  Background  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     2.4.  QCI implementations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     2.5.  GSMA IPX Guidelines Interpretation and Conflicts  . . . .  12
   3.  P-GW Device Marking and Mapping Capability Recommendations  .  14
   4.  DSCP-to-QCI Mapping Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.1.  Control Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       4.1.1.  Network Control Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       4.1.2.  Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) . .  15
     4.2.  User Traffic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       4.2.1.  Telephony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       4.2.2.  Signaling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       4.2.3.  Multimedia Conferencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
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