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1. (WO2018176391) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SESSION MANAGEMENT FUNCTION SELECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/176391    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2017/079006
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 01 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04L 12/24
Applicants: ZTE CORPORATION
Inventors: ZHU, Jinguo
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SESSION MANAGEMENT FUNCTION SELECTION
Abstract:
A method and apparatus for selecting session management functions are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving a requested slice information from a wireless communication device; sending a network slice instance selection request message to a first database that maintains function information pertaining to at least one network slice instance, and wherein the network slice instance selection request message comprises the requested slice information, and an indication that a requested data session is home routed; receiving a network slice instance selection response message from the first database; selecting a first session management function associated with a serving network slice instance; and selecting a second session management function associated with a home network slice instance.