The present document covers 3 topics: 5GS support for Non-Public Network (NPN), 5G LAN-type services and Time Sensitive Communication.
An NPN is a 5GS deployed for non-public use, for details consult TS 22.261. As described in TS 23.501, an NPN may be deployed as a Stand-alone Non-Public Network (SNPN), i.e. a network operated by an NPN operator and not relying on network functions provided by a PLMN, or a Public Network Integrated NPN, i.e. a non-public network deployed with the support of a PLMN.
5G LAN-type services are services that allow a set of UEs (5G LAN Group) to use private communication, i.e. providing services with similar functionalities to Local Area Networks (LANs) and VPN's but improved with 5G capabilities.
Time Sensitive Communication (TSC) is a communication service that allows deterministic communication and/or isochronous communication with high reliability and availability by integrating transparently the 5G System as a bridge in an IEEE TSN network.
The present document studies security enhancements to 5GS that are required to fulfil Stage-1 service requirements in vertical domains defined in TS 22.261 and TS 22.104 and addresses the solutions described by TR 23.734 and TR 23.725 studies.
Potential security requirements are provided and possible security architecture enhancements to 5GS in vertical domains are proposed that support these security requirements.
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For the purposes of the present document, the terms 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.
Uninterrupted user experience of a service, including the cases where the IP address and/or anchoring point change (as defined in TS 23.501).
Continuity of a PDU Session (as defined in TS 23.501).
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.
A Non-Public Network (NPN) is a 5GS deployed for non-public use, see TS 22.261. An NPN may be deployed as described in TS 23.501 in more detail:
a Stand-alone Non-Public Network (SNPN), i.e. operated by an NPN operator and not relying on network functions provided by a PLMN, or
a Public Network integrated NPN (PNiNPN), i.e. a NPN deployed with the support of a PLMN.
SNPN 5GS deployments are based on the architecture depicted in clause 4.2.3 of TS 23.501, and the additional functionality covered in clause 5.30.2 of TS 23.501.
PNiNPN can be enabled using network slicing (see Annex D of 23.501 ). To prevent unauthorized UEs from trying to access a PNiNPN, the Closed Access Group (CAG) functionality described in clause 5.30.3 of TS 23.501 can be used in addition.
Vertical and LAN Services features include:
In the following clauses, key issues and potential solutions of security aspects of SNPN and PiNPN as well as the Vertical and LAN Services features are addressed.
Many aspects of TS 33.501 also apply to NPNs and it was decided to not copy those into the present document, but directly provide the specification text for the related NPN clauses as will be mentioned in the conclusion section.