Identifier Locator Addressing for Mobile User-Plane

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This document discusses the applicability of Identifier Locator Addressing (ILA) to the user-plane of mobile networks. ILA allows a means to implement network overlays without the overhead, complexities, or anchor points associated with encapsulation. This solution facilitates highly efficient packet forwarding and provides low latency and scalability in mobile networks. ILA can be used in conjunction with techniques such as network slices and Network Function Virtualization to achieve optimal service based forwarding.


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