As specified in TS 23.501 and TS 23.502, a combined SCEF+NEF can configure monitoring events applicable to both EPC and 5GC using only 5GC procedures towards UDM. In this case, the SCEF+NEF indicates that the monitoring event is also applicable to EPC together with the SCEF identity, i.e. the event must be reported both by 5GC and EPC.
If the HSS and UDM are deployed as separate network entities as defined in this specification, UDM uses HSS services to configure the monitoring event in EPC. For events requiring reporting from MME towards SCEF or HSS, the UDM requests the configuration of the monitoring event in the EPC to the HSS as defined in clause 5.6.2. The status of specific monitoring events that are detected locally at the HSS and UDM (e.g. IMEI/PEI change, roaming status change) is kept synchronized between UDM and HSS as defined in clause 5.6.3.
The UDM receives a request from a combined SCEF+NEF to configure a monitoring event for a UE. The request indicates that the subscription applies also to EPC and the monitoring event is to be reported by the MME (e.g. location change). The request includes the notification addresses of both the NEF and the SCEF.
The UDM configures the monitoring event for the UE in 5GC. If the 5GS UDR is used, the UDM stores the configuration of the monitoring event for the UE in the 5GS-UDR. The UDM contacts the corresponding NF within the 5GC (e.g. AMF, SMF) as required by the monitoring event.
Unless the subscription information related to the UE indicates that the UE has no EPC subscription data, then the UDM requests the HSS to configure the monitoring event for the UE in EPC using a Nhss_EventExposure_Subscribe operation. In addition to the UDM notification address, the UDM provides the SCEF notification address (i.e. SCEF Id).
The monitoring event is reported to the SCEF+NEF. The MME notifies the event as defined in TS 23.682 by using the SCEF notification address provided by the HSS in step 4, if applicable. If the monitoring event is detected at the HSS or reported by the MME to the HSS, the HSS notifies the monitoring event to UDM using the Nhss_EE_Notify service operation. The UDM then notifies NEF using the Nudm_EE_Notify service operation.
The status of some specific monitoring events that are detected locally at the HSS and UDM (e.g. IMEI(SV)/PEI change, roaming status change) is kept synchronized between UDM and HSS as defined in this clause. This is, when the HSS detects e.g. that the IMEI(SV) for a UE changes (e.g. during an Update Location in EPS), the HSS informs the UDM about the IMEI(SV) change which stores the new IMEI(SV)/PEI accordingly.
This allows that the subscriptions to these specific monitoring events are applied in both domains. The UDM is capable of notifying these events taking place in EPS to the combined SCEF+NEF using SBI procedures.
Figure 5.6.3-1 shows the scenario where the UDM receives a request from a combined SCEF+NEF to subscribe to a monitoring event in 5GC and EPC that is reported by the UDM.
The UDM receives a request from a combined SCEF+NEF to configure a monitoring event for a UE. The request indicates that the subscription applies also to EPC (e.g. IMEI(SV)/PEI change) and UDM is expected to report the event.