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TS 23.002SA2
Network Architecture

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V13.7.0  2016/09  114 p.
V12.7.0  2015/06  112 p.
V11.6.0  2013/06  107 p.
V10.6.0  2014/06  97 p.
V9.6.0  2011/09  96 p.
V8.7.0  2010/12  91 p.
V7.6.0  2008/12  67 p.
V6.10.0  2005/12  63 p.
V5.12.0  2003/10  52 p.
V4.8.0  2003/06  41 p.
V3.6.0  2002/09  39 p.
GSM Rel-98 v7.1.0  1999/12  27 p.
GSM Rel-97 v6.1.0  1998/06  24 p.
GSM Rel-96 v5.3.0  1997/12  29 p.
GSM Phase-2 v4.2.1  1996/04  19 p.
GSM Phase-1 v3.1.4  1992/02  22 p.

Rapporteur:  Dr. Milinski, AlexanderNokia Networks

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This document offers an overview of the 3GPP PLMN and its architectures and configuration. The configuration and the functional entities of the PLMN and the interfaces between them are described on a general level in order to cope with possible implementations. These descriptions include interfaces between and within the core networks, the access networks, the user equipment, different service platforms, different domains and subsystems, and functional entities within domains and subsystems.
This document covers different architectural aspects with varying level of detail. In general, other specifications shall be referred to for further details; these specifications enable the reader to acquire the full understanding of a system or service feature.
Note that this document does not cover, or even list, all features of PLMNs.

short Table of Contents for  TS 23.002  Word version:   15.0.0

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1  ScopeWord-p. 13
2  ReferencesWord-p. 13
3  Definitions and abbreviationsWord-p. 19
4  The basic entities of the mobile systemWord-p. 23
4.1  The Core Network (CN) entitiesWord-p. 23
4.2  The Access Network (AN) entitiesUpWord-p. 35
4.3  The Mobile Station (MS)UpWord-p. 36
4.4  User Equipment (UE) [R8]Word-p. 37
4a  The specific entities of the 3GPP systemWord-p. 37
4a.1  The Group Call Register (GCR) entityWord-p. 37
4a.2Void
4a.3  The Location Services (LCS) entitiesWord-p. 38
4a.4  CAMEL entitiesWord-p. 40
4a.5  CBS-specific entitiesWord-p. 40
4a.6  Number Portability Specific entitiesWord-p. 40
4a.7  IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) Subsystem entities [R5]Word-p. 41
4a.8  Signalling Gateway Function (SGW) [R4]Word-p. 44
4a.9  Global Text Telephony Specific entities [R5]Word-p. 44
4a.10  Security Gateway (SEG) [R5]Word-p. 44
4a.11  Application Function (AF) [R6]Word-p. 45
4a.12Void
4a.13  3GPP/WLAN Interworking entities [R6]Word-p. 45
4a.14  Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) specific entities [R6]Word-p. 45
4a.15Void
4a.16  GUP Server [R6]Word-p. 46
4a.17  Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) [R7]Word-p. 46
4a.18  Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) [R7]Word-p. 47
4a.19  Support of Short Message Service over generic 3GPP Internet Protocol access (SMSIP) specific entities [R7]Word-p. 47
4a.20  Subscription Profile Repository (SPR) [R8]Word-p. 47
4a.21  Service Data Flow Based Credit Control Function [R8]Word-p. 47
4a.22  Offline Charging System (OFCS) [R8]Word-p. 47
4a.23  Online Charging System (OCS) [R8]UpWord-p. 47
4a.24  Bearer Binding and Event Reporting Function (BBERF) [R8]Word-p. 47
4a.25  Home (e)NodeB entities [R9]Word-p. 48
4a.26  Application Front Ends (AFE) [R9]Word-p. 49
4a.27  User Data Repository (UDR) [R9]Word-p. 49
4a.28  Traffic Detection Function (TDF) [R11]Word-p. 49
4a.29  Specific entities to facilitate communications with packet data networks and applications [R11]UpWord-p. 49
4a.30  TCP Proxy Function [R12]Word-p. 50
4a.31  Specific entities for Packet Switched Streaming (PSS) Service [R12]Word-p. 50
4a.32  Specific entities for Group Communication System Enablers for LTE (GCSE_LTE) [R12]Word-p. 50
4a.33  Specific entities for Proximity-based Services (ProSe) [R12]Word-p. 50
4a.34  RAN Congestion Awareness Function (RCAF) [R13]Word-p. 51
4a.35  Traffic Steering Support Function (TSSF) [R13]Word-p. 51
4a.36  Specific entities for mission critical communication services [R13]Word-p. 51
4a.37  Packet Flow Description Function (PFDF) [R14]Word-p. 51
4a.38  5G System architecture [R15]Word-p. 51
5  Configuration of a Public Land Mobile NetworkWord-p. 51
6  PLMN basic interfaces and reference pointsWord-p. 80
6a  PLMN specific interfacesWord-p. 90
7  Reference points between the PLMN and other networksWord-p. 108
A  Description for GLR-related entities and interfacesWord-p. 110
B  Change historyWord-p. 114

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