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LTE Identifiers

· PLMN ID (MCC + MNC)

· IMSI
· UE IP (for static IP allocation)
· P-GW ID (static P-GW allocation case)
· PDN ID (APN) · IMSI

· PDN IP Address (Static IP)


HSS SPR

· IMSI · IMSI
· MMEI · P-GW ID
· PDN ID (APN)
· GUMMEI
· TAI List · TAI List allocation Policy/Rule
· GUTI

· IMSI MME
· eNB S1-AP UE ID MME · GUTI
· IMSI · ECGI PCRF
· GUTI · TAI · MME S1-AP UE ID
· ECGI · IMSI
· S-TMSI · IMSI · PDN ID (APN)
· P-GW ID
· IMSI · UE IP
· eNB ID · PDN ID (APN)
· IMEI · ECGI · P-GW ID
· MMEI · IP Pool (for dynamic IP
TAI 1 · TAI allocation)
TAI 1
TAI 1
PDN
· C-RNTI · ECGI S-GW · IMSI · ECGI P-GW APN
· TAI · P-GW ID
· PDN IP Address (Dynamic IP) · PDN ID (APN)

Radio Bearer S1 Bearer S5 Bearer UE IP


DRB ID DL DRB ID UL S1 TEID UL S1 TEID UL S5 TEID UL S5 TEID UL
E-RAB E-RAB ID
EPS Bearer EPS Bearer ID
TAI 2

· Commissioning/Provisioning · ID from UE · ID from eNB · ID from MME · ID from HSS


· ID from P-GW · ID from S-GW

IMSI TAI GUTI S-TMSI


40 bits

PLMN ID PLMN ID PLMN ID MMEI

MCC MNC MSIN MCC MNC TAC MCC MNC MMEGI MMEC M-TMSI
3 digits 2~3 digits 9~10 digits 12 bits 8~12 bits 16 bits 12 bits 8~12 bits 16 bits 8 bits 32 bits

IMSI TAI GUMMEI


GUTI

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International Mobile • Unique identification of mobile (LTE) subscriber IMSI (not more than 15 digits) = PLMN
IMSI P
Subscriber Identity • Network (MME) gets the PLMN of the subscriber ID + MSIN = MCC + MNC + MSIN
Public Land Mobile PLMN ID (not more than 6 digits) =
PLMN ID • Unique identification of PLMN P
Network Identifier MCC + MNC
MCC Mobile Country Code • assigned by ITU 3 digits P
MNC Mobile Network Code • assigned by National Authority 2~3 digits P
Mobile Subscriber
MSIN • assigned by operator 9~10 digits P
Identification Number
Globally Unique • To identify a UE between the UE and the MME on GUTI (not more than 80 bits) =
GUTI T
Temporary UE Identity behalf of IMSI for security reason GUMMEI + M-TMSI

• GUTI is stored in TIN parameter of UE’s MM


Temporary Identity used
TIN context. TIN indicates which temporary ID will be TIN = GUTI T
in Next Update
used in the next update

SAE Temporary Mobile • To locally identify a UE in short within a MME


S-TMSI S-TMSI (40 bits) = MMEC + M-TMSI T
Subscriber Identity group (Unique within a MME Pool)
MME Mobile Subscriber
M-TMSI • Unique within a MME 32 bits T
Identity
Globally Unique MME • To identify a MME uniquely in global GUMMEI (not more than 48 bits)
GUMMEI P
Identity • GUTI contains GUMMEI = PLMN ID + MMEI
• To identify a MME uniquely within a PLMN
MMEI MME Identifier MMEI (24 bits) = MMEGI + MMEC P
• Operator commissions at eNB
MMEGI MME Group Identifier • Unique within a PLMN 16 bits P
• To identify a MME uniquely within a MME Group.
MMEC MME Code 8 bits P
• S-TMSI contains MMEC
Cell- Radio Network
C-RNTI • To identify an UE uniquely in a cell 0x0001 ~ 0xFFF3 (16 bits) T
Temporary Identifier
eNB S1AP UE eNB S1 Application • To uniquely identify UE on S1- MME Interface in
32-bit Integer (0 .. 232 - 1) T
ID Protocol UE ID eNB
MME S1AP MME S1 Application • To uniquely identify UE on S1- MME Interface in
32-bit Integer (0 .. 232 - 1) T
UE ID Protocol UE ID MME
International Mobile
IMEI • To identify a ME (Mobile Equipment) uniquely IMEI (15 digits) = TAC + SNR + CD P
Equipment Identity
IMEI/SV IMEI/Software Version • To identify a ME (Mobile Equipment) uniquely IMEI/SV (16 digits) = TAC + SNR + SVN P
E-UTRAN Cell Global • To identify a Cell in global (Globally Unique) ECGI (not more than 52 bits) = PLMN I
ECGI P
Identifier • EPC can know UE location based of ECGI D+ ECI

ECI E-UTRAN Cell Identifier • To identify a Cell within a PLMN ECI (28 Bits) = eNB ID + Cell ID P

Global eNB Global eNB ID (not more than 44 bits)


Global eNodeB Identifier • To identify an eNB in global (Globally Unique) P
ID = PLMN ID + eNB ID

eNB ID eNodeB Identifier • To identify an eNB within a PLMN 20 bits P

• To identify a specific PDN GW (P-GW)


IP address (4 bytes) or FQDN (variable
P-GW ID PDN GW Identity • HSS assigns P-GW for PDN (IP network) P
length)
connection of each UE

• To identify Tracking Area TAI (not more than 32 bits) = PLMN ID


TAI Tracking Area Identity P
• Globally unique + TAC

• To indicate eNB to which Tracking Area the eNB


TAC Tracking Area Code belongs (per Cell) 16 bits P
• Unique within a PLMN

• UE can move into the cells included in TAL list


Tracking Area Identity
TAI List without location update (TA update) {TAI} (variable length) P
List
• Globally unique

P: Permanent T: Temporary

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• To identify an PDN (IP network), that mobile data


user wants to communicate with
• PDN Identity (APN) is used to determine the P-GW
Packet Data Network and point of interconnection with a PDN PDN Identify = APN = APN.NI + APN.OI
PDN ID P
Identity • With APN as query parameter to the DNS (variable length)
procedures, the MME will receive a list of
candidate P-GWs, and then a P-GW is selected by
MME with policy

EPS Bearer Evolved Packet System • To identify an EPS bearer (Default or Dedicated)
4 bits T
ID Bearer Identifier per an UE
E-UTRAN Radio Access
E-RAB ID • To identify an E-RAB per an UE 4 bits T
Bearer Identifier
Data Radio Bearer
DRB ID • To identify a DRB per an UE 4 bits T
Identifier
• To identify the default bearer associated with a
LBI Linked EPS Bearer ID 4 bits T
dedicated EPS bearer
Tunnel End Point • To identify the end point of a GTP tunnel when
TEID 32 bits T
identifier the tunnel is established

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