This study focuses on the enhancement of IMS to support Peer-to-Peer Content Distribution Services in respect of
GPRS, EPC and other underlying access network technologies but not intend to modify GPRS or EPC for P2P
The objectives are to study IMS based Peer-to-Peer Content Distribution Services on the architectural level with the following aspects:
Creating solutions in order to fulfil the use cases and requirements as defined by SA WG1 while avoiding
duplicate work in other SDOs, such as IETF [e.g., PPSP, P2PSIP, ALTO, and DECADE], and re-using their
work. The solutions should:
Apply the same IMS user management/registration procedure as other IMS services;
Be able to provide the UE with the appropriate AS to obtain the addresses of other Peers, from which the UE
can retrieve the requested content;
Re-use ISC interface for service triggering;
Be able to select qualified User Peers among available UEs according to the policies preconfigured in the
Elaborate alternative solutions, which support the following network access technologies:
Mobile access only (e.g. UTRAN, E-UTRAN, I-WLAN);
Fixed access only (e.g. xDSL, LAN);
Fixed and mobile convergence scenarios.
Evaluate possible impacts and improvements on network when IMS based Peer-to-Peer Content Distribution
Services are deployed, such as the interactions that are needed to adapt the peer-to-peer overlay properties to the configuration and the resources of the network.
Identify QoS, mobility, charging and security related requirements in the case of Peer-to-Peer Content
Distribution Services on IMS.
The assessment on alternative solutions and the final conclusion of this study should not only take TR 22.906
into consideration but also comply with the related normative work in SA WG1.