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A Uniform Resource Name Namespace for the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) and the International Mobile station Equipment Identity (IMEI) (RFC7254)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236926D
Original Publication Date: 2014-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-May-22
Document File: 32 page(s) / 34K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Montemurro: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This specification defines a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace for the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) and a Namespace Specific String (NSS) for the International Mobile station Equipment Identity (IMEI), as well as an associated parameter for the International Mobile station Equipment Identity and Software Version number (IMEISV) as per the namespace registration requirement found in RFC 3406 [1]. The Namespace Identifier (NID) 'gsma' is for identities used in GSM, Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), and Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. The IMEI and the IMEISV are managed by the GSMA, so this NID is managed by the GSMA. While this specification currently defines only the 'imei' NSS under the 'gsma' NID, additional NSS under the 'gsma' NID may be specified in the future by the GSMA, using the procedure for URN NSS changes and additions (currently through the publication of future Informational RFCs approved by IETF consensus).

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                M. Montemurro, Ed. Request for Comments: 7254                                      A. Allen Category: Informational                                       Blackberry ISSN: 2070-1721                                              D. McDonald                                                                   Eircom                                                                P. Gosden                                                          GSM Association                                                                 May 2014

                    A Uniform Resource Name Namespace    for the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA)      and the International Mobile station Equipment Identity (IMEI)

Abstract

   This specification defines a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace    for the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA)    and a Namespace Specific String (NSS) for the International Mobile    station Equipment Identity (IMEI), as well as an associated parameter    for the International Mobile station Equipment Identity and Software    Version number (IMEISV).  The IMEI and IMEISV were introduced as part    of the specification for the GSM and are also now incorporated by the    3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) as part of the 3GPP    specification for GSM, Universal Mobile Telecommunications System    (UMTS), and 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks.  The IMEI and    IMEISV are used to uniquely identify Mobile Equipment within these    systems and are managed by the GSMA.  URNs from this namespace almost    always contain personally identifiable information and need to be    treated accordingly.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7254.

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