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Report on ETSI NGN Interconnection of Services Strategic Topic Fernando Soriano Claudio Gentile ETSI Board Members Presenter: Mike Sharpe DOCUMENT #:GSC13-GTSC6-02.

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1 Report on ETSI NGN Interconnection of Services Strategic Topic Fernando Soriano Claudio Gentile ETSI Board Members Presenter: Mike Sharpe DOCUMENT #:GSC13-GTSC6-02 FOR:Presentation SOURCE:ETSI Board AGENDA ITEM:4.1 Submission Date: June 27, 2008

2 2 INDEX Introduction Rationale Gap Analysis Workshop NGN Interconnection Work Ahead

3 3 ETSI NGN Interconnection Introduction Rationale Gap Analysis Workshop NGN Interconnection Work Ahead

4 4 Introduction Within the topic of Service level Interconnection of NGN Services ETSI: –Intends to give a step forward and to highlight the importance of interconnection at the service level for Next Generation Network –Shows its determination to take the required steps to lead the creation of the interconnection standard –and wiliness to bring all parties together to collaborate in its realization ETSI identified three main areas of work: –Need of Global Standard that covers IP interconnection of NGN services. –Avoiding divergent implementations –And assuring the global interconnection of NGN NGN Interconnection of Services was approved as a strategic topic for 2008 by the General Assembly in November 2007

5 5 Introduction At Board 65, in January 2008, the initial proposal was presented for discussion. The initial work identified many Organizations who are actively elaborating specifications for IP Interconnection The proposed plan was based in two work streams: Technical and Communication Board members agreed to initiate activities within ETSI closer organizations, starting with 3GPP and the GSMA. ETSI approach was successfully launched on the workshop organized on June 9th in Sophia Antipolis

6 6 ETSI NGN Interconnection Introduction Rationale Gap Analisys Workshop NGN Interconnection Work Ahead

7 7 Rationale ETSI goal is the re-assure the elaboration of a global Standard for Interconnection of NGN Services. Today interconnection of IP is optimized for Internet. Interconnection of NGN services must take in consideration Telco requirements: –QoS across the whole chain –Payments, according to principles of initiating party pays (or others), premium numbers,… –Reduce complexity of interconnection among operators (and, potentially, thousands of players) to achievable targets And this Interconnection has to be achieved at a global scale Out of Scope: Commercial relation itself across the chain of IMS

8 8 Rationale Interconnection of NGN affects to a multiple players, but difference in their approaches creates duplication and divergence Standards Groups and Organizations –3GPP: Working on Common IMS and also on Interconnection of IP Services –Addressing multiple industries needs (Fixed, Mobile, Cable) within Common IMS –3GPP Operational Parties, including ATIS and ETSI-TISPAN –IETF: Provides building blocks for IMS systems, like SIP and other IP-based protocols Industry Initiatives –GSMA: Has defined IPX model and is performing interconnection test –FMCA: Promotes interconnection with requirements from fixed operators –IPSphere: Is defining a model of IP Interconnection –… And new ones which could appear due to lack of the (common) standard Regulation and recommendation –European and Worldwide Regulators whose requirements must be taken in consideration –ITU-T: World Telecommunication standards Internet Authorities –ICANN: Internet domains names and DNS –IANA: Internet numbering and addressing

9 9 Rationale Input of Requirements –Common IMS could fail unless requirements for interconnection, nomadic and roaming aspects are standardized and assured for the whole chain –Mobile operators, fixed operators, transport, Internet players… and regulators –From Individual members of ETSI and, specially, from associations as GSMA (IPX model), FMCA, i3, IPSphere and, may be, others –Also ETSI will enrich it with its own experience (TBs, IMS Trials,…) Technical Work –Most technical work to be carried out in 3GPP, included in Common IMS: 3GPP has already started some work for Release 8 In addition, 3GPP work could determine if transport entities (protocols, equipment,.) are required –TISPAN is already doing relevant activities on Interconnection of NGN –We should study if some aspects are still missing What ETSI could do –Provide recommendations and support to the 3GPP. –Coordinate work among TBs and with other SDOs –Finally, elaborate TS, and when applicable the ES or EN accordingly

10 10 ETSI NGN Interconnection Introduction Rationale Gap Analisys Workshop NGN Interconnection Work Ahead

11 11 GAP Analysis: Requirements GSMA IPX Requirements 3GPP Rel-83GPP Rel-9 Inter-Service Provider IP Backbone Requirements Addressing and routing QoS, Authentication and Authorization, Accounting Service Awareness NNI interface enabling direct service interconnection. In Rel-8 no requirements for an IP backbone have been defined. Specification of intermediate backbone must be considered Security: Public Internet, Integrity. Tunnelling, Traffic splitting (UE/SERVER) Requirements not defined in SA1. Network domain security is defined by SA3 (TS ) Should be defined in Rel9 Charging SpecificationRequirement specified in SA1. Offline charging specified in SA5. Should be enhanced in Rel9 Addressing and RoutingRequirements partially defined in SA1 Should be enhanced in Rel9 Service AwarenessRequirement partially specified in SA1 Should be enhanced in Rel9 new scenarios. Transcoding and Media Protocol Conversion Requirement specified in SA1Should be adopted in Rel-9 new scenarios. 11

12 12 GAP Analysis: Architectures GSMA3GPPTISPAN Direct or Indirect Interconnection (Service/Transport Level) Direct Connection (Rel8) (between CS, IMS cores, not ISP/ASPs) Rel 9 (SA1 starting TR) will cover also indirect interconnection scenarios. Service Interconnection SoIX architecture and use case scenarios defined for both direct and indirect interconnection. Note that IMS Direct Interconnection was tasked to 3GPP (II-NNI) Proposal of a TISPAN IPX. E2E QoS is a must in IPX. Use of Internet discouraged. E2E QoS relies simply on overprovisioning and marking of User Plane IP packets (using DiffServ). Both Internet and e2e QoS based models (inter-RACS signaling is under definition) TISPAN IPX includes carrier grade service interconnection Mainly targeted to GPRS or I- WLAN roaming and interworking of data services. Direct Interconnection for both IP services or legacy PSTN/PLMN multimedia serv. Interconnection for IP services or legacy PSTN/PLMN. Numerous requirements over IPX Proxy. No technical definition for IPX proxyNo technical definition for IPX proxy. Some requirements over operator Border Nodes (screening, firewall, GRE tunnels) Border Nodes: IBCF + TrGW not fully defined. No Ix interface defined. No firewall/QoS control. No GRE support. Border Nodes: IBCF + RACS + IBGF highly defined. Gq interface: QoS/NAT/Firewall control. No support for GRE tunnels. Interconnection Interfaces (NNI): Radius, MMS, IMS… IMS-NNI (Ici/Izi) under specification SIP-I NNI only starting. NNI Definition ongoing (TR only): either IMS, SIP-I or BICC/IP

13 13 Gap Analysis: E2E QoS Support IP Carrier Provider (between Service Providers – e.g. Fixed/Mobile operators, ISPs, ASPs) IP Carrier Provider (between Service Providers – e.g. Fixed/Mobile operators, ISPs, ASPs) 3GPP IP-based Network 3GPP IP-based Network E2E QoS Evolved IP Carrier solutions shall provide E2E QoS mechanisms (i.e. Packet Marking) between connected parties Interconnection Point* Interconnection Point* GAP: QoS control is needed at interconnection points of connected parties to enable a global E2E QoS support (e.g. User-to-User, User-to- Server). Final Objective *3GPP Interconnection Point: IBCF/TrGW functionalities IMS signalling VoIP real time traffic other best effort traffic Streaming/Interactive Traffic Divergences include the ones ilustrated, others, not limited to them.

14 14 ETSI NGN Interconnection Introduction Rationale Gap Analisys Workshop NGN Interconnection Work Ahead

15 15 Workshop NGN Interconnection June 9th 2008 Scope: –Technical aspects of the creation of a standard for the interconnection for NGN services Aim: –Address interconnection requirements elaborated in the GSMA –Discuss how they could be initially taken to standardization in 3GPP and TISPAN –Lay down basis for the cooperation required for the success of this project Goal: –To make an overall review of the Interconnection for NGN services –To understand requirements and potential of the interconnection model –To get expert feedback on the need to prepare standards to cover the interconnection of NGN –To know better each organization and what their expertise is on –To motivate finding together what needs to be done, how it is to be accomplished and which organization should do it. First step to initiate the initiate the work Invitations sent to: –o 3GPP, TISPAN, INT, GSMA and IPIA on 1st week of May –ETSI members and to 3GPP OPs on May 15th and 27 th Participation from: –Over 15 operator, 6 carriers, 12 manufacturers, and 6 government institutions –3GPP, GSMA, i3 Forum, IPI Alliance, TISPAN represented in the workshop and actively contributing 15 contributions were provided by TISPAN, GSMA, i3, 3GPP, NTT Docomo, TE and TI ( )

16 16 Workshop Emerging from the Discussion Importance of IP interconnection growing at all levels –NGN operators, International Carriers, etc. –Regulators –Vendors Presentations from the various organizations provided snapshots of activities GSMA IPX model presented as major piece of requirements IPI Alliance and i3 Forum recently established may provide additional requirements 3GPP Rel 8 to cover –IMS to IMS NNI for direct interconnection –CS to CS based on SIP-I –More complex scenarios including eg use of IPX service/network to be addressed in rel 9 Discussion on the need to look at interconnection of IMS to generic (basic) SIP Roaming support presentation from NTT DoCoMo. More activity to be done as it is expected to influence the evolution of interconnection Presentation from TE and TI provided initial review of the gaps between the GSMA business requirements/models and the standards Interoperability testing (eg in ETSI INT) will have increasing importance once the standards are finalized

17 17 Workshop Meeting output Leverage TISPAN experience in this area to cover NGN requirements, not losing the expertise of this and other organizations Need to be aware of developments also in other organizations including ITU and the regional SDOs partners of 3GPP and share ETSI findings also in GSC It is proposed to develop a high level roadmap showing the programs of each organization and the critical relationships over time. This should possibly present the timescale relevant to the major requirements What is the next step? Focus down on a specific case, on a service level NNI, which is critical to be put in place, to be standardized, and discuss that in detail as a next step It was proposed to establish a mailing list to progress the discussion Do not lose the momentum, dont stop ongoing activities while looking at future improvement It was supported the importance of seeking a coherent and coordinated set of standards with global value

18 18 ETSI NGN Interconnection Introduction Rationale Gap Analisys Workshop NGN Interconnection Work Ahead

19 19 Work Ahead Establish the foundations for interconnection of the new generation of IMS services beyond frontiers Technical standard for NGN interconnection of services must be timely available for NGN, coordinated with Common IMS, and IMS services that will be standardize by 3GPP, TISPAN, OMA and other organizations Next work requires to continue in the coordinated way initiated in Workshop: –Technical bodies will continue contribution driven from their participants according with their normal procedures –Synchronization through liaisons may have to be reinforce by mixed working groups, follow up sessions or whatever may be decided

20 20 Work Ahead Achieve global alignment with SDO: –3GPP OPs: Presentations and meetings, whenever required, to explain the work and get their support –GSC: Prepare a presentation and explanation of the new work –Internet world: Identify and promote IMS and its Interconnection Alignment with international and national recommendations and regulations – ITU-T. A first analysis has shown that some of its recommendations could be incompatible with ETSI and 3GPP specifications –National regulators: prepare presentation, bring understanding and create expectation, may be also advisable

21 21 NGN Interconnection of Services Strategic Activity for ETSI Thank you

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