This TR presents the results of the Feasibility Study on Priority Service. The intent of this Feasibility Study is to assess the ability of 3GPP specifications to meet high-level requirements identified for Priority Service. This Feasibility Study consisted of a multi-step process, namely:
Identify high-level requirements for Priority Service.
Determine existing relevant 3GPP specifications for Priority Service.
Perform a Gap Analysis to assess the ability of existing 3GPP specifications to meet the high-level Priority Service requirements.
Additional functionalities not documented in this TR are considered outside the scope of this TR. Such additional functionality may be on a network-wide basis, nation-wide basis or particular to a group of users. Such additional functionality shall not compromise conformance to the requirements of the Priority Service defined in this specification.
The Priority Service is intended to be utilised for both Voice and Data and therefore both elements are considered within the scope of this document. While Priority Service is meant for both Voice and Data services, the initial set of requirements address Circuit Switched Services (Voice as well as Data). Multimedia and non-circuit switched aspects of Priority Service have not been addressed in this feasibility study and are for further study.
The Priority Service is intended to interwork with external networks to provide an end-to-end service. Therefore, service interactions with external networks are considered within the scope of this document, although the specification of these interactions may be in other standards. If this occurs, a reference to that specification shall be made.