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HA     # HeNS     # HLR     # HNB     # HNB-GW     # HNS     # H-PCRF     # HRPD-AN     # HSGW     # HSS    

 

HA  —  Home  Agent

[I-WLAN  R8]+

The HA provides control and mobility function for service continuity between 3GPP WLAN Interworking system and 3GPP Systems. The HA terminates the HGi reference point towards the PDN as defined in TS 23.327.

Source:   TS 23.002, clause 4a.13.6

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HeNS  —  Home  eNodeB  Subsystem

[HNS  R9]+

The HeNS consists of a Home eNodeB (HeNB), optionally a Home eNodeB Gateway (HeNB-GW) and optionally a Local GW (L-GW). The Home eNodeB Subsystem is connected by means of the S1 interface to the EPC.

Source:   TS 23.002, clause 4a.25.2

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HLR  —  Home  Location  Register

[PLMN  R96]+

The HLR can be considered a subset of the HSS that holds the following functionality:
  • The functionality required to provide support to PS Domain entities such as the SGSN, MME and GGSN, through the Gr, S6a, S6dand Gc interfaces and the 3GPP AAA Server for EPS in case of non-3GPP access via SWx and for the I-WLAN through the D'/Gr' interface. It is needed to enable subscriber access to the PS Domain services.
  • The functionality required to provide support to CS Domain entities such as the MSC/MSC server and GMSC/GMSC server, through the C and D interfaces. It is needed to enable subscriber access to the CS Domain services and to support roaming to legacy GSM/UMTS CS Domain networks.

Source:   TS 23.002, clause 4.1.1.1.1

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HNB  —  Home  NodeB

[HNS  R9]+

A Home NodeB is a Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) offering UTRAN coverage, further details can be found in TS 25.467.

Source:   TS 23.002, clause 4a.25.1

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HNB-GW  —  Home  NodeB    GateWay

[HNS  R9]+

A Home NodeB Gateway is the gateway through which the Home NodeB accesses the core network, more details can be found in TS 25.467.

Source:   TS 23.002, clause 4a.25.1

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HNS  —  Home  NodeB  Subsystem

[HNS  R9]+

The HNS consists of a Home NodeB (HNB), a Home NodeB Gateway (HNB-GW) and optionally a Local GW (L-GW). The Home NodeB Subsystem appears as an RNS to the core network and is connected by means of the Iu-CS interface to the MSC and by means of the Iu-PS interface to the SGSN.

Source:   TS 23.002, clause 4a.25.1

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H-PCRF  —  Home    Policy and  Charging  Rules  Function

[PCC  R8]+

The H-PCRF is a functional element that encompasses policy and charging control decision functionalities in the H-PLMN and in the VPLMN. The H-PCRF includes functionality for both home routed access and visited access (local breakout).

Source:   TS 23.203, clause 6.2.1.4

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HRPD-AN  —  High  Rate  Packet  Data    Access  Network

[non-3GPP AN  R8]+

The cdma2000® HRPD system is a wireless mobile system developed under the auspices of 3GPP2. The cdma2000® HRPD system and its access network subsystem is compliant with 3GPP2 X.S0057 and 3GPP2 C.S0087, which define the core network and air interface aspects, respectively.

Source:   TS 24.302, clause 4.2

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HSGW  — cdma2000®  HRPD  Serving  GateWay

[non-3GPP AN  R8]+

Source:   TS 23.402, clause 9

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HSS  —  Home  Subscriber  Server

[PLMN  R5]+

The HSS is the master database for a given user. It is the entity containing the subscription-related information to support the network entities actually handling calls/sessions.

A Home Network may contain one or several HSSs: it depends on the number of mobile subscribers, on the capacity of the equipment and on the organisation of the network.

As an example, the HSS provides support to the call control servers in order to complete the routing/roaming procedures by solving authentication, authorisation, naming/addressing resolution, location dependencies, etc.

The HSS is responsible for holding the following user related information:
  • User Identification, Numbering and addressing information;
  • User Security information: Network access control information for authentication and authorization;
  • User Location information at inter-system level: the HSS supports the user registration, and stores inter-system location information, etc.;
  • User profile information.
The HSS also generates User Security information for mutual authentication, communication integrity check and ciphering.

Based on this information, the HSS also is responsible to support the call control and session management entities of different Domains and Subsystems.

The organisation of the subscriber data is outlined in TS 23.008. It also indicates which numbers, addresses and identifiers specified in TS 23.003 are stored in HSS.

Source:   TS 23.002, clause 4.1.1.1

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