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1. (WO2018166458) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INDICATION OF SLICE TO THE TRANSPORT NETWORK LAYER (TNL) FOR INTER RADIO ACCESS NETWORK (RAN) COMMUNICATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/166458    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2018/078911
Publication Date: Fri Sep 21 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 15 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: H04W 48/16
H04W 28/16
Applicants: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
Inventors: CALLARD, Aaron James
LEROUX, Philippe
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INDICATION OF SLICE TO THE TRANSPORT NETWORK LAYER (TNL) FOR INTER RADIO ACCESS NETWORK (RAN) COMMUNICATION
Abstract:
Methods for configuring user plane functions associated with a network slice. The methods include: creating a mapping between a network slice instance and a respective TNL marker; selecting the network slice in response to a service request; identifying the respective TNL marker based on the mapping and the selected network slice; and communicating the identified TNL marker to a control plane function.