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1. (WO2018086674) A NETWORK ENTITY FOR A COMMUNICATION NETWORK COMPRISING A CONTROL PLANE AND A USER PLANE FOR PROVIDING COMMUNICATION SERVICES TO A USER EQUIPMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/086674    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/076956
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: H04L 12/24
H04W 24/02
Applicants: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
AN, Xueli
Inventors: AN, Xueli
TRIVISONNO, Riccardo
MARQUEZAN, Clarissa
PENG, Chenghui
Title: A NETWORK ENTITY FOR A COMMUNICATION NETWORK COMPRISING A CONTROL PLANE AND A USER PLANE FOR PROVIDING COMMUNICATION SERVICES TO A USER EQUIPMENT
Abstract:
The invention relates to a network entity (301) for a communication network (100), wherein the communication network (100) comprises a control plane and a user plane and is configured to provide communication services to a user equipment (105), the user plane being decoupled from the control plane and comprising a plurality of user plane functions. The network entity (301) comprises: a user plane function selection unit (306) configured to select a subset of the plurality of user plane functions in response to a user plane function selection event; and a user plane function enforcement unit (307) configured to provide information to the control plane about the selected subset of user plane functions.