Multiple Access Management Services
draft-kanugovi-intarea-mams-protocol-05

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INTAREA                                                      S. Kanugovi
Internet-Draft                                              S. Vasudevan
Intended status: Standards Track                                   Nokia
Expires: March 31, 2018                                      F. Baboescu
                                                                Broadcom
                                                                  J. Zhu
                                                                   Intel
                                                                 S. Peng
                                                                  Huawei
                                                              J. Mueller
                                                                    AT&T
                                                                  S. Seo
                                                           Korea Telecom
                                                      September 27, 2017

                  Multiple Access Management Services
                draft-kanugovi-intarea-mams-protocol-05

Abstract

   A communication network includes an access network segment that
   delivers data to/from the users and an associated core network
   segment providing connectivity with the application servers.
   Multiconnectivity scenarios are common where an end-user device can
   simultaneously connect to multiple communication networks based on
   different technology implementations and network architectures like
   WiFi, LTE, DSL.  A smart selection and combination of access and core
   network paths that can dynamically adapt to changing network
   conditions can improve quality of experience for a user in such a
   Multiconnectivity scenario and improve overall network utilization
   and efficiency.  This document presents the problem statement and
   proposes solution principles.  It specifies the requirements and
   reference architecture for a multi-access management services
   framework that can be used to flexibly select the best combination of
   access and core network paths for uplink and downlink, as well as the
   flexible usage of uplink and downlink, ensuring better network
   efficiency and enhanced application performance.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Conventions used in this document . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Contributing Authors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Problem Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Solution Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     7.1.  Access technology agnostic interworking . . . . . . . . .   6
     7.2.  Support common transport deployments  . . . . . . . . . .   6
     7.3.  Independent Access path selection for Uplink and Downlink   6
     7.4.  Core selection independent of uplink and downlink access    7
     7.5.  Adaptive network path selection . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     7.6.  Multipath support and Aggregation of access link
           capacities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
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