RFC 8743 on Multiple Access Management Services Multi-Access Management Services (MAMS)

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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        
        RFC 8743

        Title:      Multiple Access Management Services Multi-Access 
                    Management Services (MAMS) 
        Author:     S. Kanugovi, 
                    F. Baboescu,
                    J. Zhu,
                    S. Seo
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     Independent
        Date:       March 2020
        Mailbox:    satish.k@nokia-bell-labs.com, 
                    florin.baboescu@broadcom.com, 
                    jing.z.zhu@intel.com,
                    sh.seo@kt.com
        Pages:      143
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-kanugovi-intarea-mams-framework-04.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8743

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8743

In multiconnectivity scenarios, the clients can simultaneously
connect to multiple networks based on different access technologies
and network architectures like Wi-Fi, LTE, and DSL.  Both the quality
of experience of the users and the overall network utilization and
efficiency may be improved through the smart selection and
combination of access and core network paths that can dynamically
adapt to changing network conditions.

This document presents a unified problem statement and introduces a
solution for managing multiconnectivity.  The solution has been
developed by the authors based on their experiences in multiple
standards bodies, including the IETF and the 3GPP.  However, this
document is not an Internet Standards Track specification, and it
does not represent the consensus opinion of the IETF.

This document describes requirements, solution principles, and the
architecture of the Multi-Access Management Services (MAMS)
framework. The MAMS framework aims to provide best performance while
being easy to implement in a wide variety of multiconnectivity
deployments.  It specifies the protocol for (1) flexibly selecting
the best combination of access and core network paths for the uplink
and downlink, and (2) determining the user-plane treatment (e.g.,
tunneling, encryption) and traffic distribution over the selected
links, to ensure network efficiency and the best possible application
performance.


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