MooD is about enabling the setup of an MBMS user service on the fly and seamlessly migrating an existing service to an MBMS user service, about judging a unicast service to see if it would be better served by broadcast or unicast, and about enabling an MBMS Broadcast Session for an ongoing MBMS User Service where previously there was none active.
Specifically, MooD will investigate and specify enabling a BM-SC to convert a non-MBMS unicast service as an MBMS User Service (already available in TS 26.346
) and distributing the USD describing the aforementioned MBMS User Service to interested UEs. Only services that can be expressed as an MBMS User Service can be converted (i.e. RTP, DASH, file download including PSS Progressive Download).
In addition, MooD will look into methods that may be able to determine or assist in determining the consumption of a service, and look into elements that may be able to be decision-makers on determining UC/BC transmission. The level of specification of this aspect is TBD. MooD will also work towards enable a USD to add an MBMS download or streaming session to an existing MBMS user service if uptake is high.
It should be noted that MooD will investigate the level of MooD support for UEs supporting pre-R12 MBMS. MooD will support at least MBMS Broadcast. Support of MBMS Multicast is FFS and is considered lower priority.
The present document covers:
Use cases on the dynamically establishment of MBMS User Services to offload unicast delivery of certain contents, either real-time or non-real-time based, which reach a certain traffic volume due to the popularity of those contents.
Use cases for terminating a previously established MBMS User Service due to subsequently decrease in its consumption.
Recommended requirements on the BM-SC and UE to support on-demand MBMS.
Gap analyses in the existing TR 26.346 specification for supporting the recommended requirements for MooD operation.
High-level MBMS and unicast network architecture in the context of MooD.
Message sequence diagrams illustrating examples of MooD operation.
Description of solution frameworks that enable MooD operation, including configuration data, necessary interaction between BM-SC and UE to activate or trigger the MBMS client for reception of newly-established MBMS User Service, and the reporting of ongoing consumption of the MBMS service to enable measurement of ongoing demand for that service.
The following documents contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of the present document.
References are either specific (identified by date of publication, edition number, version number, etc.) or non-specific.
For a specific reference, subsequent revisions do not apply.
For a non-specific reference, the latest version applies. In the case of a reference to a 3GPP document (including a GSM document), a non-specific reference implicitly refers to the latest version of that document in the same Release as the present document.
: "Vocabulary for 3GPP Specifications".
: "Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS); Protocols and codecs".
: "3G Security; Security of Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS)".
: "Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS); Architecture and functional description".
"Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)", Schulzrinne H., Rao A. and Lanphier R., April 1998.
: "Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Radio Resource Control (RRC); Protocol specification".
For the purposes of the present document, the abbreviations given in TR 21.905
and the following apply. An abbreviation defined in the present document takes precedence over the definition of the same abbreviation, if any, in TR 21.905
Associated Delivery Procedure Description
Content Delivery Network
Cell Global Identification
Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP
E-UTRAN Cell Global Identification
File Delivery over Unidirectional Transport
Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service-Gateway
MBMS Improvements - Enhanced MBMS Operation
Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions
MBMS operation on Demand
Open Mobile Alliance
Over The Top
PDN-GW (or P-GW)
Packet Data Network-Gateway
Packet-switched Streaming Service
Radio Access Network
Radio Resource Control
Rich Site Summary; a.k.a. Really Simple Syndication
Real Time Streaming Protocol
Service Area Identification
Temporary Mobile Group Identifier
Unified Resource Locator
User Service Description