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3GPP Core Rx Interface Evolution

Policy and Charging Control Access for Internet Application Developers

By Xia Haitao and Horst Brinkmann, 3GPP CT3

Policy and charging management allows operators to define the rules for Quality of Service (QoS), network usage and charging control. In the All-IP era it is assumed that web application developers will now work on telecom services in the same way they have been working on computer based services until now. For this purpose, the 3GPP Policy and Charging Control (PCC) system is acting as an entry point for end-to-end service control - based on PCC functionality.

The 3GPP way to fulfil this new demand is to adapt the Diameter based Rx interface to be incorporated in standards and protocols used by Internet application developers. The evolution of the Rx interface will enable them to smoothly access the 3GPP PCC architecture and to use the PCC functionality for the creation of value-added services. The upshot of this is a better business model for the operator, providing the right QoS and charging possibilities for mobile applications.

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RAN4 go to Singapore

October 15, 2014

137 delegates from the 3GPP RAN4 Working Group have met in Singapore – the first 3GPP meeting in the Country in over ten years - to continue work on the specification of RF, Radio Resource Management and Demodulation requirements – treating over a thousand documents related to the 75 ongoing Release12 Work Items where RAN4 has a lead role.

Initial priorities for the evolution of LTE in Release-13

by Dino Flore, 3GPP RAN Chairman, September 20, 2014

While the completion of Release 12 is well underway, 3GPP RAN is starting to work on next generation LTE enhancements. Four major Release 13 projects have already been approved. Others will likely be added in the coming months.

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