Control Plane Protocols and Procedures for Multiple Access Management Services
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INTAREA                                                      S. Kanugovi
Internet-Draft                                              S. Vasudevan
Intended status: Standards Track                                   Nokia
Expires: September 28, 2017                                       J. Zhu
                                                                   Intel
                                                             F. Baboescu
                                                                Broadcom
                                                                 S. Peng
                                                                  Huawei
                                                                  S. Seo
                                                           Korea Telecom
                                                          March 27, 2017

 Control Plane Protocols and Procedures for Multiple Access Management
                                Services
               draft-zhu-intarea-mams-control-protocol-01

Abstract

   Today, a device can be simultaneously connected to multiple
   communication networks based on different technology implementations
   and network architectures like WiFi, LTE, DSL.  In such multi-
   connectivity scenario, it is desirable to combine multiple access
   networks or select the best one to improve quality of experience for
   a user and improve overall network utilization and efficiency.  This
   document presents the control plane protocols, as well as describes
   control plane procedures for configuring the user plane in a multi
   access management services (MAMS) framework that can be used to
   flexibly select the combination of uplink and downlink access and
   core network paths, and user plane treatment for improving network
   efficiency and enhanced application quality of experience.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Conventions used in this document . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  MAMS Control-Plane Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     4.1.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  MAMS User Plane Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  MAMS Control Plane Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     6.1.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     6.2.  Common fields in MAMS Control Messages  . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.3.  Discovery & Capability Exchange . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.4.  User Plane Configuration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     6.5.  MAMS Path Quality Estimation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.6.  MAMS Traffic Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   7.  Applying MAMS Control Procedures with MPTCP Proxy as User
       Plane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   8.  Co-existence of MX Adaptation and MX Convergence Layers . . .  16
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     9.1.  MAMS Control plane security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     9.2.  MAMS User plane security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
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