ALTO cellular addresses
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ALTO                                                      S. Randriamasy
Internet-Draft                                           Nokia-Bell-labs
Intended status: Experimental                              March 5, 2018
Expires: September 6, 2018

                        ALTO cellular addresses
              draft-randriamasy-alto-cellular-adresses-02

Abstract

   This draft proposes to use the cellular address format composed of
   elements as specified by 3GPP and called ECGI.  ECGI stands for
   E-UTRAN Cell Global Identifier and is used in Public Land Mobile
   Networks based on E-UTRAN.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Relevant ALTO services and documents  . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Cell addresses, ALTO Address types and ALTO Entity Domain
       names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  ALTO Address Type for cellular networks . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  ALTO Entity Domain for cellular networks  . . . . . . . .   4
     3.3.  Consistency between ALTO Entity Domain and ALTO Address
           Type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Proposed format for ALTO cell identifiers . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.1.  Endpoint address canonical string format  . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  ALTO Cell Id formats  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Appendix A.  An Appendix  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

1.  Introduction

   Cellular networks are present in a number of use cases investigated
   in the ALTO WG and it is useful to specify a format for Cellular
   addresses.  In these cases, Endpoints, PIDs and entities may be
   cells.  In order to specify services such as Network Maps, Cost Maps,
   Endpoint property or Property Maps, it is necessary to order to
   specify an ALTO format for Cell addresses.

   For the sake of efficiency, a preferred option is to use the cell
   identifier format as specified by 3GPP [TS 36.300] and called ECGI,
   as already proposed in [draft-rauschenbach-alto-wireless-access-00]
   and in other discussions.  ECGI stands for E-UTRAN Cell Global
   Identifier and is used in Public Land Mobile Networks based on
   E-UTRAN, see [TS 36.331].

   The purpose of this document is to be completed by the ALTO WG and in
   particular:

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   - Amend and finalize the specification for the ALTO Cell identifier
   format proposed in the present version,
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