A.3 Use case of PN-User access a PLMN from their PNEs

22.2593GPPService requirements for Personal Network Management (PNM)Stage 1TS

Figure 7 shows a use case where a user terminates a video service with a PNEs, which is part of a PAN of the PN-User. In this use case the user has multiple PNEs. It is assumed that the required PNE can communicate with the PNE containing the USIM through PAN internal communication means when they are in close proximity. After authentication of the PNEs by the PLMN through the PNE holding the (U)SIM, the user can access the video service. The PNM has the capability to manage the UE components as a user’s PAN. It shall have a binding table between the PNE holding the (U)SIMand the other PAN PNEs which includes their identities and addresses.

Figure 8 shows a use case where a user utilizes a video service through PNEs that have their own network access means and thus a direct access means to a PNM. PNEs attached to a UE don’t have their own USIM and may or may not have their own access means. The PNE holding the (U)SIM can authenticate these other PNEs to the PLMN when these PNEsare in close proximity to the UE. After authentication of the PNEs, the user can access the video service directly via the attached PNEs, with no help from the PNE holding the (U)SIM. Again, the PNM of a PLMN has the capability to manage more than one PNE under a PAN. As long as the PNEs are connected to the PNE holding the U(SIM) it shall be possible to keep the data communication channels through established access network means of the MEs themselves. If an PNE disassociates from the PNE holding the U(SIM), the data communication channels of the PAN PNE should be terminated immediately.

Figure 9 shows a use case where a user receives a video service through PNEs which are directly connected to another access system (i.e, External IP network with a commercial relationship with the PNM service provider). When many packets (e.g. for a higher resolution or frame rate) are sent to a user for Video Service, the user may want to receive them directly through a more suitable PNE and access system. If the specific PNE has its own network connection, not via UE, the user can request the PNM to get a new data path via its own network connection e.g. Internet. In this case, the specific PNE must be authenticated and authorized by using the PNE holding the (USIM) (i.e., a single USIM authority is shared by all the PNEs of the PAN) and the session is controlled by UE. The user can receive the video service through the PNE after the PNM establishes a new data path via the external IP network for Video Service. If the user wants to disconnect the new data path, which is already connected to a PNE, he/she can also request the release of new data path through PNM. The new data path of the PNE will be terminated immediately.

Figure 7: Single network connection through PNE holding the (U)SIM of PAN

Figure 8: Multiple network connections through 3GPP access systems

Figure 9: Multiple network connections through other access system

Note: If the access system is a non-3GPP network, there must be a commercial relationship between the HPLMN and the non-3GPP access system.