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LTE-EPC and IMS Reference v1.

PROTOCOLS
LTE-EPC AND IMS REFERENCE 23.228
CPE
BICC
Diameter
BICC (SS7) Bearer Independent Call Control, ITU-T, Q.1901
Interfaces LEGEND BGCF (another network) S-GW 23.002
Diameter RFC 3588, RFC 3589, RFC 4006, RFC 4740
GTPv2-C
GTPv2-C GPRS Tunneling Protocol ver.2 Control Plane, 29.274
GTP-U
HTTP
GTPv1-U GPRS Tunneling Protocol User Plane, 29.281 LTE Traffic and Signaling PLMN
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol, RFC 2616 User Traffic (indeterminate)
IP
IP Internet Protocol, RFC 791 23.228, Section 5.5 PSTN
LTE Signaling
MGCF
ISUP
ISUP (SS7) ISDN User Part, ITU-T. Q.763
L1
L1 (SS7) Layer 1 (unspecified) IMS Media Plane
M3UA M3UA MTP3 User Application Layer, RFC 3332 IMS Session Control Plane
MEGACO MEGACO Media Gateway Control Protocol, RFC 3525 IMS Media Control Mj
MTP2 MTP2 (SS7) Message Transfer Part 2, ITU-T Q.703
Service Control SIP
MTP3 MTP3 (SS7) Message Transfer Part 3, ITU-T Q.703
RTP RTP Real-Time Transport Protocol, RFC 3550 IMS Application Plane UDP TCP SCTP
Acronyms and Nodes
S1AP S1AP S1 Application Part, 36.413 PSTN Signaling BGCF 3GPP Third Generation Partnership Project
SIP SIP Session Initiation Protocol, RFC 3261 Virtual Interfaces (different colors) AF Application Function
SCTP SCTP Streaming Control Transmission Protocol, RFC 3708 23.002
AS Application Server
TCP TCP Transmission Control Protocol, RFC 793 BGCF Border Gateway Control Function
TDM TDM (PSTN) Time Division Multiplexing CPE Customer Premise Equipment
UDP User Datagram Protocol, RFC 768 23.002 DNS Domain Name System
Not
UDP
Not Specified (proprietary) HSS
ENUM E.164 Number Mapping
Specified
Mb HSS Home Subscriber Server
Payload
MGW IMS IP Multimedia Subsystem
36.300 MME RTP
UDP 23.002
I-CSCF Interrogating Call Session Control Function
ISC IMS Service Control

Diameter
LTE Long Term Evolution

SCTP
Sh
UE 23.228, Annex P
MGCF
MGW
Media Gateway Control Function
Media Gateway
MRFP MRFC
MRFP
Media Resource Function Controller
Media Resource Function Processor
23.002 SPR 23.228, Section 4 PCEF Policy and Charging Enforcement Function
PCRF Policy and Charging Rules Function
Subscriber’s P-CSCF Proxy Call Session Control Function
Ut PDN Packet Data Network
service
management HTTP P-GW PDN Gateway
TCP

23.228, Annex P AS PLMN Public Land Mobile Network


Specified

PSTN Public Switched Telephone Network


Sp
Not

UE’s SIP-based
MRFC SGW Signaling Gateway

SCTP
registrations and
GTPv2-C
S11

S-GW Serving Gateway


UDP

session control

Payload
S-CSCF Serving Call Session Control Function

Mb

UDP
RTP

ISC
SIP
PCRF

TCP
SPR Subscription Profile Repository
E-UTRAN 23.228, Section 5 UE User Equipment

UDP
23.203
I-CSCF 3GPP Interfaces and Technical Specifications
InterfaceNodes Technical Specifications
Cx CSCF HSS 29.228. 29.229
Diameter
SCTP

IMS-based
Gx

Gm UE P-CSCF RFC 3261


media stream
Gx PCEF PCRF 29.212, 23.203
ISC S-CSCF AF 23.228, RFC 3455, RFC 3325
AF Mb RTP-based Bearer 29.162, TR 23.899, RFC 4867
S5
DNS S-CSCF Mg
Mi
MGCF
CSCF
CSCF
BGCF
RFC 3261
RFC 3261
Default P-GW (PCEF) ENUM 23.228, Section 5 Mj BGCF MGCF RFC 3261
Bearer #2 Mn MGCF MGW RFC 3525
23.002; 23.401; 23.402 RFC 3761 Mp MRFC MRFP RFC 3525
S5 Mr S-CSCF MRFC RFC 3261
Payload GTPv2-C P-CSCF Mw
Rx
I-CSCF, P-CSCF, S—CSCF
AF PCRF
RFC 3261
23.203, 29.214
GTP-U UDP
Dedicated 23.228, Section 5 S1AP EUTRAN (eNB) MME 36.410
S-GW UDP
Bearer S1-U EUTRAN (eNB) S-GW 36.401, 36.410
23.002 HSS S5 S-GW P-GW 29.274 (control plane)
S5 29.281 (user plane)
23.002; 23.228, Annex H S6a MME HSS 29.272
Default S11 MME S-GW 29.274
Public Internet Bearer #1 SGi P-GW PDN 29.061
Access Sh HSS SPR 29.328, 29.329
Payload
IP Sp SPR PCRF 29.203, 29.328, 29.329
Ut UE AF RFC 2616
IP
TCP UDP Network
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