UE Management provides the network operator with the opportunity to manage and monitor the actual user experience of their subscribers via the remote management of the user equipement.
UE management over Itf-N provides the ability to minimize the complexibity and reduce the OPEX and CAPEX costs of managing the UE by the ingegrated management capabilities.
UE management over Itf-N provides the capabilites for service provisioning and personalized subscriber profile backup for the UE via DMS, to improve the subscriber satisfaction and thus contribute to subscriber retention.
The UE can provide measurments of the quality of radio network and the actual service being delivered to the user, collection of these measurements via Itf-N can be used by Centralized SON or manual optimization.
This document is to study UE management over Itf-N, including the following aspects:
Subscriber profile configuration over Itf-N;
Collection of UE measurements over Itf-N. Includes protocol definition over Itf-N and study of appropriate UE measurements defined in RAN WGs;
Retrieval of UE measurement logs over Itf-N. Includes file format definition over Itf-N and study of appropriate solutions for measurement logging policy configuration and log retrieval over Itf-N.
To support the UE measurement log collection via Itf-N, this document will study how to support the UE measurement log transfer mechanisms measurement logging policy configuration and measurement log retrieval by DMS using existing UE management protocol procedures, and identify a suitable protocol from a network management perspective.
This document will also study how to do the mapping between the selected protocol and Itf-N.