The present document studies on concept, use cases and potential requirements related to the management aspects of MOCN network sharing, and the potential solutions for 5G network sharing management architecture.
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Multiple Operator Core Network
Public Land Mobile Network
Network sharing is a mechanism to reduce network costs and to efficiently utilize network capacity, which is very important for network operators. The motivation for management aspects of network sharing is to provide the enhanced capabilities to suit the new demands from the sharing mechanism.
For network sharing, enhancing NR NRM for 5G MOCN network sharing scenarios has not reached a consensus yet. Judging from the current discussion of WI MANS, some scenarios and requirements may not be satisfied in this R17 stage, and it is uncertain whether these scenarios and requirements will be excluded in the future. The management requirements for MOCN with same and multiple Cell Identity broadcast scenarios are not clear either.
To solve the problem, the present document identifies and captures all the existing valuable inputs involving concept, use cases, potential requirements and NR NRM support of MOCN network sharing scenarios, as well as potential solutions for 5G network sharing management architecture.