[icnrg] RFC 9269 on Experimental Scenarios of Information-Centric Networking (ICN) Integration in 4G Mobile Networks

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Subject: [icnrg] RFC 9269 on Experimental Scenarios of Information-Centric Networking (ICN) Integration in 4G Mobile Networks
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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 9269

        Title:      Experimental Scenarios of Information-Centric
                    Networking (ICN) Integration in 4G Mobile Networks
        Author:     P. Suthar,
                    M. Stolic,
                    A. Jangam, Ed.,
                    D. Trossen,
                    R. Ravindran
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IRTF
        Date:       August 2022
        Mailbox:    psuthar@google.com,
        Pages:      33
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-irtf-icnrg-icn-lte-4g-12.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9269

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC9269

A 4G mobile network uses IP-based transport for the control plane to
establish the data session at the user plane for the actual data
delivery. In the existing architecture, IP-based unicast is used for
the delivery of multimedia content to a mobile terminal, where each
user is receiving a separate stream from the server. From a bandwidth
and routing perspective, this approach is inefficient. Evolved
multimedia broadcast and multicast service (eMBMS) provides
capabilities for delivering contents to multiple users
simultaneously, but its deployment is very limited or at an
experimental stage due to numerous challenges. The focus of this
document is to list the options for using Information-Centric
Networking (ICN) in 4G mobile networks and elaborate the experimental
setups for its further evaluation. The experimental setups discussed
provide guidance for using ICN either natively or with an existing
mobility protocol stack. With further investigations based on the
listed experiments, ICN with its inherent capabilities such as
network-layer multicast, anchorless mobility, security, and optimized
data delivery using local caching at the edge may provide a viable
alternative to IP transport in 4G mobile networks.

This document is a product of the Information-Centric Networking Research Group of the IRTF.

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