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EPC and 4G Packet Networks, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Get a comprehensive and detailed insight into the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) with this clear, concise and authoritative guide – a fully updated second edition that covers the latest standards and industry developments

KEY FEATURES

• The only book to describe and explain the entire EPC including architecture, features and protocols, giving you the knowledge and insight to see the potential in EPC, develop EPC products and deploy LTE/EPC mobile broadband Networks • The Second Edition includes 150+ new pages and numerous new illustrations. The content has also been focused towards the mainstream deployment scenarios • Written by established experts in the 3GPP standardization process, with extensive, in-depth experience of its goals, development and future direction • Case studies of deployment scenarios show how the functions described within EPC are placed within a live network context • Forewords written by Dr. Kalyani Bogineni and Dr. Ulf Nilsson

DESCRIPTION

• The latest additions to the Evolved Packet System (EPS) including e.g. Positioning, User Data Management, eMBMS, SRVCC, VoLTE, CSFB • A detailed description of the nuts and bolts of EPC that are required to really get services up and running on a variety of operator networks • An in-depth overview of the EPC architecture and its connections to the wide variety of network accesses, including LTE, LTE-Advanced, WCDMA/HSPA, GSM, WiFi, etc. • The most common operator scenarios of EPS and the common issues faced in their design • The reasoning behind many of the design decisions taken in EPC, in order to understand the full details and background of the all-IP core

NEW CONTENT TO THIS EDITION

• 150+ New pages, new illustrations and call flows • Covers 3GPP Release 9, 10 and 11 in addition to release 8 • Expanded coverage on Diameter protocol, interface and messages • Architecture overview • Positioning  • User Data Management • eMBMS (LTE Broadcasting) • H(e)NodeB/Femto Cells • LIPA/SIPTO/Breakout architectures • Deployment Scenarios • WiFi interworking • VoLTE/MMTel, CS fallback and SRVCC




    • SAE is the core network that supports LTE, the next key stage in development of the UMTS network to provide mobile broadband. It aims to provide an efficient, cost-effective solution for the ever-increasing number of mobile broadband subscribers
    • There is no other book on the market that covers the entire SAE network architecture; this book summarizes the important parts of the standards, but goes beyond mere description and offers real insight and explanation of the technology
    • Fully updated with the latest developments since the first edition published, and now including additional material and insights on industry trends and views regarding future potential applications of SAE

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Foreword by Dr. Kalyani Bogineni
  6. Foreword by Dr. Ulf Nilsson
  7. Preface
    1. Part I: Introduction – Background and Vision of EPC
    2. Part II: Overview of EPS
    3. Part III: Key Concepts and Services
    4. Part IV: The Nuts and Bolts of EPC
    5. Part V: Conclusion and Future of EPS
  8. Acknowledgements
  9. List of Abbreviations
  10. Part I: Introduction – Background and Vision of EPC
    1. Chapter 1. Mobile Broadband and the Core Network Evolution
      1. 1.1 A Global Standard
      2. 1.2 Origins of the Evolved Packet Core
      3. 1.3 A Shifting Value Chain
      4. 1.4 Terminology Used in This Book
  11. Part II: Overview of EPS
    1. Chapter 2. Architecture Overview
      1. 2.1 EPS Architecture
      2. 2.2 Mobile Network Radio Technologies
    2. Chapter 3. EPS Deployment Scenarios and Operator Cases
      1. 3.1 Scenario 1: Existing GSM/GPRS and/or WCDMA/HSPA Operators Deploying LTE/EPC
      2. 3.2 Scenario 2: Existing CDMA Operators Deploying LTE/EPC
      3. 3.3 Scenario 3: New Operators Deploying LTE/EPC
    3. Chapter 4. Data Services in EPS
      1. 4.1 Messaging Services
      2. 4.2 Machine Type Communication
    4. Chapter 5. Voice Services in EPS
      1. 5.1 Realization of Voice Over LTE
      2. 5.2 Voice Services Using IMS Technology
      3. 5.3 Single-Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC)
      4. 5.4 Circuit-Switched Fallback
      5. 5.5 Comparing MMTel/SRVCC and CSFB
      6. 5.6 IMS Emergency Calls and Priority Services
  12. Part III: Key Concepts and Services
    1. Chapter 6. Session Management and Mobility
      1. 6.1 IP Connectivity and Session Management
      2. 6.2 Session Management, Bearers, and QoS Aspects
      3. 6.3 Subscriber Identifiers and Corresponding Legacy Identities
      4. 6.4 Mobility Principles
      5. 6.5 Interworking with Managed WLAN Networks
      6. 6.6 Pooling, Overload Protection, and Congestion Control
    2. Chapter 7. Security
      1. 7.1 Introduction
      2. 7.2 Security Services
      3. 7.3 Network Access Security
      4. 7.4 Network Domain Security
      5. 7.5 User Domain Security
      6. 7.6 Security Aspects of Home eNBs and Home NBs
      7. 7.7 Lawful Intercept
    3. Chapter 8. Quality of Service, Charging, and Policy Control
      1. 8.1 Quality of Service
      2. 8.2 Policy and Charging Control
      3. 8.3 Charging
    4. Chapter 9. Selection Functions
      1. 9.1 Architecture Overview for Selection Functions
      2. 9.2 Selection of MME, SGSN, Serving GW, and PDN GW
      3. 9.3 PCRF Selection
    5. Chapter 10. Subscriber Data Management
      1. 10.1 Home Subscriber Server (HSS)
      2. 10.2 Subscriber Profile Repository (SPR)
      3. 10.3 User Data Convergence (UDC)
    6. Chapter 11. Voice and Emergency Services
      1. 11.1 Voice Services Based on Circuit-Switched Technology
      2. 11.2 Voice Services with IMS Technology
      3. 11.3 MMTel
      4. 11.4 VoLTE
      5. 11.5 T-ADS
      6. 11.6 Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC)
      7. 11.7 IMS Centralized Services (ICS)
      8. 11.8 SRVCC from E-UTRAN to CDMA 1xRTT
      9. 11.9 Circuit-Switched Fallback
      10. 11.10 Migration Paths and Coexistence of Circuit-Switched and VoLTE
      11. 11.11 EPS Emergency Bearer Service for IMS Emergency
      12. 11.12 Multimedia Priority Service (MPS)
    7. Chapter 12. LTE Broadcasting
      1. 12.1 Background and Main Concepts
      2. 12.2 MBMS Solution Overview
      3. 12.3 MBMS User Services
      4. 12.4 Mobile Network Architecture for MBMS
      5. 12.5 MBMS Bearer Services
    8. Chapter 13. Positioning
      1. 13.1 Positioning Solutions
      2. 13.2 Positioning Architecture and Protocols
      3. 13.3 Positioning Methods
      4. 13.4 Position-Reporting Formats
      5. 13.5 EPS Positioning Entities and Interfaces
      6. 13.6 Positioning Procedure
    9. Chapter 14. Offload Functions and Simultaneous Multi-Access
      1. 14.1 Introduction
      2. 14.2 Offloading the 3GPP RAN – Simultaneous Multi-Access
      3. 14.3 Offloading the Core and Transport Network – Selected IP Traffic Offload (SIPTO)
      4. 14.4 Access to Local Networks – Local IP Access (LIPA)
  13. Part IV: The Nuts and Bolts of EPC
    1. Chapter 15. EPS Network Entities and Interfaces
      1. 15.1 Network Entities
      2. 15.2 Control Plane Between UE, eNodeB, and MME
      3. 15.3 GTP-Based Interfaces
      4. 15.4 PMIP-Based Interfaces
      5. 15.5 DSMIPv6-Based Interfaces
      6. 15.6 HSS-Related Interfaces and Protocols
      7. 15.7 AAA-Related Interfaces
      8. 15.8 PCC-Related Interfaces
      9. 15.9 EIR-Related Interfaces
      10. 15.10 I-WLAN-Related Interfaces
      11. 15.11 ANDSF-Related Interfaces
      12. 15.12 HRPD IW-Related Interfaces
      13. 15.13 Interface to External Networks
      14. 15.14 CSS Interface
    2. Chapter 16. Protocols
      1. 16.1 Introduction
      2. 16.2 GPRS Tunneling Protocol Overview
      3. 16.3 Mobile IP
      4. 16.4 Proxy Mobile IPv6
      5. 16.5 Diameter
      6. 16.6 Generic Routing Encapsulation
      7. 16.7 S1-AP
      8. 16.8 Non-Access Stratum (NAS)
      9. 16.9 IP Security
      10. 16.10 Extensible Authentication Protocol
      11. 16.11 Stream Control Transmission Protocol
    3. Chapter 17. Procedures
      1. 17.1 Attachment and Detachment for E-UTRAN
      2. 17.2 Tracking Area Update for E-UTRAN
      3. 17.3 Service Request for E-UTRAN
      4. 17.4 Intra- and Inter-3GPP Access Handover
      5. 17.5 Bearer and QoS-Related Procedures
      6. 17.6 Attachment and Detachment for Non-3GPP Accesses
      7. 17.7 Intersystem Handover Between 3GPP and Non-3GPP Accesses
      8. 17.8 QoS-Related Procedures in Non-3GPP Accesses
  14. Part V: Conclusion and Future of EPS
    1. Chapter 18. Conclusions and Looking Ahead
  15. Appendix A: Standards Bodies Associated with EPS
    1. SAE History and Background
    2. Impact of Standardization Processes on SAE
    3. Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
    4. Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
    5. Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)
  16. References
  17. Index