For the purposes of the present document, the terms and definitions given in TR 21.905
and the following apply. A term defined in the present document takes precedence over the definition of the same term, if any, in TR 21.905
A Personal Network (PN), in the context of Personal Network Management, consists of more than one Personal Network Element under the control of one PN-User providing access to the serving PLMNs. There shall be at least one Personal Network Element with a USIM subscription in a PN. Authentication of the user for each PLMN access is based on the USIM(s) of the PN. The Personal Network Elements are managed in a way that the user perceives a continuous secure connection regardless of their relative locations. The Personal Network Elements belonging to the PN-User's PN maybe registered to different PLMNs at a time. The PN-User controls the PN using facilities provided by the Personal Network Management (PNM).
Personal Network Element:
A Personal Network Element (PNE) is the basic component making up a PN-User's Personal Network. A Personal Network Element is handled as a single entity in PNM but physically it may be either a single device or a group of devices. The Personal Network Element may be a TE, MT, ME or even a complete UE.
Personal Area Network:
A Personal Area Network (PAN) is a local network of the PN-User. In the context of Personal Network Management, the PAN consists of at least one UE and may additionally comprise a number of MEs/MTs, with own radio access means that allow them to directly access the PLMN of the UE. The UE and locally connected additional MEs/MTs are the PNEs of the PAN. Alternatively the UE components, i.e TEs and MT, may be handled as separate PNEs. The UE contains the single active USIM of the PAN.
The PNE Identifier uniquely identifies each PNE of a PN within the PN. The PNE Identifier of MTs and MEs is the IMEI. Other PNEs have PNM-specific identifiers that are allocated for enabling PNM functions.
For the purpose of Personal Network Management the PN-User is the person who owns the Personal Network Elements with respective subscriptions at one service provider.
In the context of Personal Network Management registration is the procedure by which a particular entity is either added to the Personal Network or to the Personal Area Network. Entities are physically separated devices or groups of devices. The entity stays registered till deregistration of the entity is performed. The status of registration to a Personal Network or Personal Area Network is not affected by the status of registration/attachment to the PLMN.
In the context of Personal Network Management Configuration contains the procedure by which a PN-User can configure the PN settings for the PN UE and the PN Access Control applications.
In the context of Personal Network Management Interrogation is the procedure by which a PN-User can interrogate the PN settings which are configured by the PN-User before.
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