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

Traditionally a single integrated device with integrated radio access means formed the User Equipment (UE) for access to mobile communication services. Now, however, many subscribers possess more than one device for running mobile communication services, which may be connected to form a Personal Network (PN). The devices differ in their capabilities and these capabilities qualify the devices more or less for specific end-to-end applications or particular media like audio, video and pictures. A part of the devices offers own network access means for accessing the PLMN via UTRA, WLAN, or other access technologies. The other devices are Terminal Equipments without radio access capabilities.

Personal Network Management (PNM) allows the users to manage their devices and PN’s. This TS specifies requirements for allowing the users to manage their devices. The considered management functions of Personal Network Management comprise the setup and configuration of Personal Networks, the personalization for the termination of services within the Personal Network as well as the enabling of secure connections between the Personal Network Elements. This includes the management of Personal Area Networks with their local device connections and their available radio access means.

Two different scenarios are distinguished for Personal Network Management:

1 Personal UE Networks: This addresses the management of multiple UEs belonging to a single PN-User. It contains the UE Redirecting application that provides for redirect terminating services to selected UEs and PN Access Control that provide for privacy and enable restricted access to a PN.

2 PNE Networks: This extends the scope of considered managed objects from UEs to physically separated UE components and to attached MEs. It does not only extend the PN UE Redirecting application and PN Access Control by PAN-specific aspects but addresses the PAN Management with interactions of TEs and MEs.

These two scenarios are handled separately within the TS as the requirements of Personal UE Networks and PNE Networks are focussed on different types of services. Personal UE Networks aim at an easy-to-use UE management whereas PNE Networks enable complex scenarios of local networks with alternative network access means.