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LTE-EPC AND IMS REFERENCE

Protocols
BICC
Diameter
DNS
GTPv2-C
GTP-U
HTTP
IP
ISUP
L1
M3UA
MEGACO
MTP2
MTP3
RTP
S1AP
SCTP
SIP
TCP
TDM
UDP
Not Specified

BICC
(SS7) Bearer Independent Call Control, ITU-T Q.1901
Diameter RFC 3588, RFC 3589, RFC 4006, RFC 4740
DNS
Domain Name System, RFC 1035
GTPv2-C
GPRS Tunneling Protocol ver.2 Control Plane, 29.274
GTPv1-U GPRS Tunneling Protocol User Plane, 29.281
HTTP
Hypertext Transfer Protocol, RFC 2616
IP
Internet Protocol, RFC 791
ISUP
(SS7) ISDN User Part, ITU-T Q.763
L1
(SS7) Layer 1 (unspecified)
M3UA
MTP3 User Adaptation Layer, RFC 4666
MEGACO Media Gateway Control Protocol, ITU-T H.248
MTP2
(SS7) Message Transfer Part 2, ITU-T Q.703
MTP3
(SS7) Message Transfer Part 3, ITU-T Q.703
RTP
Real-Time Transport Protocol, RFC 3550
S1AP
S1 Application Protocol, 36.413
SCTP
Stream Control Transmission Protocol, RFC 4960
SIP
Session Initiation Protocol, RFC 3261
TCP
Transmission Control Protocol, RFC 793
TDM
(PSTN) Time Division Multiplexing
UDP
User Datagram Protocol, RFC 768
Not Specified (proprietary)

CPE
SGW 23.228

BGCF (another network)

Interfaces LEGEND
LTE Traffic and Signaling
User Traffic (indeterminate)
LTE Signaling
IMS Media Plane
IMS Session Control Plane
IMS Media Control
Service Control
IMS Application Plane
PSTN Signaling
Charging Control
Virtual Interfaces (different colors)

23.228

MGCF
Mj
SIP
UDP TCP SCTP

BGCF

Acronyms and Nodes

MGW

Payload
RTP
UDP

23.002

HSS

23.002

UE

AF
AS
BGCF
CPE
DNS
ENUM
E-UTRAN
HSS
I-CSCF
IMS
ISC
MGCF
MGW
MME
MRFC
MRFP
OCS
OFCS
PCEF
PCRF
P-CSCF
PDN
P-GW
PLMN
PSTN
S-CSCF
SGW
S-GW
SPR

23.228

Mb

MME

23.228

23.228

MRFP

23.228

Mb

MRFC

PCRF

E-UTRAN

23.203

Payload
RTP
UDP

Sp
UDP

S11

GTPv2-C

Subscribers
service
management
Subscribers SIPbased registrations
and session control

AS 23.228

SPR

Not Specified

23.002

I-CSCF

Diameter
TCP SCTP

Gx

AF

S5

P-GW/PCEF

23.002; 23.401; 23.402/


23.203

S5

S-GW

23.002

Payload
GTP-U
UDP

S-CSCF
23.228

P-CSCF
23.228

GTPv2-C
UDP

HSS

S5

23.228

Subscribers IP
Network Access

OCS

2011 Award Solutions, Inc.

23.203; 32.251; 32.296

OFCS 23.203; 32.251

Payload
IP
TCP UDP
LTE_902 LTE-EPC and IMS Reference v1.6

Application Function
Application Server
Breakout Gateway Control Function
Customer Premise Equipment
Domain Name System
E.164 Number Mapping
Evolved UTRAN
Home Subscriber Server
Interrogating Call Session Control Function
IP Multimedia Subsystem
IMS Service Control
Media Gateway Control Function
Media Gateway
Mobility Management Entity
Media Resource Function Controller
Media Resource Function Processor
Online Charging System
Offline Charging System
Policy and Charging Enforcement Function
Policy and Charging Rules Function
Proxy Call Session Control Function
Packet Data Network
PDN Gateway
Public Land Mobile Network
Public Switched Telephone Network
Serving Call Session Control Function
Signaling Gateway
Serving Gateway
Subscription Profile Repository

3GPP Interfaces and Technical Specifications

23.228

Subscribers
IMS-based
media stream

PLMN

PSTN

DNS
ENUM

RFC 6116;
RFC 6117

IP
Network

Interface
Cx
Gm
Gx
Gy
Gz
ISC
Mb
Mg
Mi
Mj
Mk
Mn
Mp
Mr
Mw
Rx
S1-MME
S1-U
S5

Nodes
CSCF
HSS
UE
P-CSCF
PCEF
PCRF
PCEF
OCS
PCEF
OFCS
S-CSCF
AS
RTP-based Bearer
MGCF
CSCF
CSCF
BGCF
BGCF
MGCF
BGCF
BGCF
MGCF
MGW
MRFC
MRFP
S-CSCF
MRFC
I-CSCF, P-CSCF, S-CSCF
AF
PCRF
E-UTRAN (eNB)
MME
E-UTRAN (eNB)
S-GW
S-GW
P-GW

S6a
S11
SGi
Sh
Sp
Ut

MME HSS
MME S-GW
P-GW
PDN
HSS
AS
SPR
PCRF
UE
AS

Technical Specifications
29.228. 29.229
23.002, RFC 3261
29.212
32.299
32.299
23.228
29.162, RFC 4867
23.002, RFC 3261
23.002, RFC 3261
23.002, RFC 3261
23.002, RFC 3261
29.332, ITU-T H.248
29.333, ITU-T H.248
23.002, RFC 3261
23.002, RFC 3261
29.214
36.412, 36.413
36.414, 29.281
29.274 (control plane)
29.281 (user plane)
29.272
29.274
29.061
29.328, 29.329
23.203
RFC 2616