A Uniform Resource Name Namespace for the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) and the International Mobile station Equipment Identity (IMEI)
RFC 7254

 
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                M. Montemurro, Ed.
Request for Comments: 7254                                      A. Allen
Category: Informational                                       Blackberry
ISSN: 2070-1721                                              D. McDonald
                                                                  Eircom
                                                               P. Gosden
                                                         GSM Association
                                                                May 2014

                   A Uniform Resource Name Namespace
   for the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA)
     and the International Mobile station Equipment Identity (IMEI)

Abstract

   This specification defines a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace
   for the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA)
   and a Namespace Specific String (NSS) for the International Mobile
   station Equipment Identity (IMEI), as well as an associated parameter
   for the International Mobile station Equipment Identity and Software
   Version number (IMEISV).  The IMEI and IMEISV were introduced as part
   of the specification for the GSM and are also now incorporated by the
   3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) as part of the 3GPP
   specification for GSM, Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
   (UMTS), and 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks.  The IMEI and
   IMEISV are used to uniquely identify Mobile Equipment within these
   systems and are managed by the GSMA.  URNs from this namespace almost
   always contain personally identifiable information and need to be
   treated accordingly.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7254.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. Terminology .....................................................4
   3. Namespace Registration Template .................................4
   4. Specification ...................................................8
      4.1. IMEI Parameters ............................................8
      4.2. IMEI Format ................................................9
           4.2.1. Type Allocation Code (TAC) ..........................9
           4.2.2. Serial Number (SNR) .................................9
           4.2.3. Spare ..............................................10
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