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Quality-of-Service Option for Proxy Mobile IPv6 (RFC7222) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236823D
Original Publication Date: 2014-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-May-17

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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M. Liebsch: AUTHOR [+4]


Mobile operators deploy Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) [RFC5213] to enable network-based mobility management for mobile nodes (MNs). Users can access IP-based services from their mobile device by using various radio access technologies. The currently supported mobile standards have adequate support for QoS-based service differentiation for subscriber traffic in cellular radio access networks. QoS policies are typically controlled by a policy control function, whereas the policies are enforced by one or more gateways in the infrastructure, such as the local mobility anchor (LMA) and the mobile access gateway (MAG), as well as by access network elements. Policy control and in-band QoS differentiation for access to the mobile operator network through alternative non-cellular access technologies are not supported in the currently specified standards. Although support for IP session handovers and IP flow mobility across access technologies already exists in cellular standards [TS23.402], QoS policy handovers across access technologies has not received much attention so far.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        M. Liebsch Request for Comments: 7222                                           NEC Category: Standards Track                                       P. Seite ISSN: 2070-1721                                                   Orange                                                                H. Yokota                                                                 KDDI Lab                                                              J. Korhonen                                                  Broadcom Communications                                                            S. Gundavelli                                                                    Cisco                                                                 May 2014

             Quality-of-Service Option for Proxy Mobile IPv6


   This specification defines a new mobility option, the Quality-of-    Service (QoS) option, for Proxy Mobile IPv6.  This option can be used    by the local mobility anchor and the mobile access gateway for    negotiating Quality-of-Service parameters for a mobile node's IP    flows.  The negotiated QoS parameters can be used for QoS policing    and marking of packets to enforce QoS differentiation on the path    between the local mobility anchor and the mobile access gateway.    Furthermore, making QoS parameters available on the mobile access    gateway enables mapping of these parameters to QoS rules that are    specific to the access technology and allows those rules to be    enforced on the access network using access-technology-specific    approaches.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   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).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in 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

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