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1. (WO2018141510) METHOD FOR ENHANCED DETECTION OF A USER EQUIPMENT TYPE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/141510    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/050411
Publication Date: Fri Aug 10 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jan 10 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: H04L 29/06
H04W 4/00
H04W 8/04
H04W 8/18
H04W 12/06
H04W 12/08
H04W 4/70
Applicants: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
Inventors: BISCHINGER, Kurt
Title: METHOD FOR ENHANCED DETECTION OF A USER EQUIPMENT TYPE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method for enhanced detection of a user equipment type being related to a user equipment requesting access to and/or services from a communication network and/or for applying an alternative authorization method and/or an alternative authentication method to a user equipment requesting access to and/or services from a communication network in case of the user equipment belonging to an internet-of-things user equipment type, wherein the communication network comprises a core network and an access network, and wherein the communication network is able to serve user equipments of different user equipment types, applying different authorization methods and/or different authentication methods for different user equipments belonging to different user equipment types, wherein the user equipment is related to a subscriber identity information and/or to a device identity information, wherein the communication network comprises, as part of the core network, a subscriber repository functionality, the subscriber repository functionality comprising pieces of subscriber identity information and/or pieces of device identity information regarding a plurality of user equipments of different user equipment types, wherein the method comprises the following steps: - in a first step, the user equipment requests a service from the communication network by means of transmitting a service request message to an access network element or core network element, the service request message comprising the subscriber identity information and/or the device identity information related to the user equipment and an indication that the alternative authorization method and/or the alternative authentication method shall be applied to the user equipment, - in a second step, subsequent to the first step - in case that the user equipment belongs to an internet-of-things user equipment type -, the requested service is granted to the user equipment by means of the user equipment receiving a service authorization message from the access network element or core network element, wherein, prior to the second step, the communication network performs - based on the subscriber identity information and/or the device identity information - a verification that the user equipment indeed belongs to the internet-of-things user equipment type.