Global TD-LTE Initiative
Task-N-PM3-PJ3-2: NFV based core network architecture analysis

Leader

Guoxiang Cheng Datang
Wang Weixing Nokia

2017

Objective

2017 objective is to develop the analysis report of CIoT network architecture status and prospect, based on LTE CIoT architecture, analysis CIoT architecture future trend

Work plan

Q1

The skeleton and scope of the analysis report of CIoT network architecture status and prospect

Q2

Draft anaylsis on LTE CIoT network architecture and deployment scenarios

Q3

Draft furture CIoT use case & requirements, then forcast future CIoT network architecture trends

Q4

Complete the the analysis report of CIoT network architecture status and prospect, with conclued future trends on core network architecture

2018

Objective

2018 objective is to develop the study report of 5G CIoT core network architecture, facilitating 5G network slicing and ETSI NFV techonologies.

Work plan

Q1

The skeleton and scope of the study report of 5G CIoT core network architecture

Q2

Add key architectural issues in the study report

Q3

Add potential core network architecture solutions in the study report, including IWK architecture if needed.

Q4

Complete the the study report of 5G CIoT core network architecture, with conclued NFV based core network architecture solutions.

2019

Objective

2019 objective is to develop the recommendation of 5G CIoT network architecture, including functional entities and reference points

Work plan

Q1

The skeleton and scope of the recommendation of 5G CIoT core network architecture

Q2

Add high-level architecturaframework in the recommendation.

Q3

Add typical signaling procedures in the recommendation.

Q4

Complete the the recommendation of of 5G CIoT core network architecture.

2020

Objective

2020 objective is to develop the guideline of 5G CIoT core network deployment, including migration path, relevant sub-network or domain co-ordination

Work plan

Q1

The skeleton and scope of the guideline of 5G CIoT core network deployment

Q2

Add varied 5G CIoT deployment scenarios ( e.g. pure 5G or hybrid with LTE+5G) in the guideline document

Q3

Add typical migration/interworking practise and relevant sub-network/domain co-ordination in the guideline document

Q4

Complete the guideline of 5G CIoT core network architecture.

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