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Effective Policy & Charging Control through Diameter Signalling – Programme Details

Introduction to Policy and Charging Control

  • 3GPP Architecture Review
    • UMTS – Circuit / Packet-Switched Domais
    • EPC – MME, SGW, PDN-GW, ePDG, IP-CANs
  • IMS Architecture Review
    • CSCFs
    • Gateway Functions
    • Application Functions
  • Use of SIP in IMS and 3GPP Systems
  • Session Control
  • Quality of Servie
    • UMTS QoS Mechanisms
    • EPS Qos Mehanisms
  • Security in 3GPP
  • Real time / non-real time charging elements
  • The AAA concept
  • AAA Protocols – Radius, Diameter
  • PCC Principles

PCC Architecture

  • PCC Architecture in 3GPP
  • PCC within EPC / LTE
  • PCC Architecture
    • Non Roaming Case
    • Roaming Case – Home Routed
    • Roaming Case – Local Breakout
  • PCC Interfacs
  • PCC Protocols
  • PCC functions
    • PCRF
    • PCEF
    • SPR
    • AF

Diameter Protocol

  •  IPv4 / IPv6 Parameters
  • The Diameter protocol
  • Diameter Message Formats and Parameters
  • Identities
  • Commands and and Attribute Value Pairs
  • Diameter routing
  • Diameter in use
    • Authorization of Users and Services
    • Authentication of Users and Network
    • Session Control
  • Charging
  • Example Messages
  • Diameter in the PCC Architecture
  • Diameter / TCP
  • Diameter / SCTP
    • SCTP Operation
    • Security
    • Redundancy

PCC and Related Procedures

  • Sessions, Bearers and Service Data Flows (SDFs)
  • PCC rules
    • SDF description
    • Charging Parameters
    • QoS parameters
  • Application Detection and Control (ADC)
  • PCEF Functions and Procedures
  • Gx, Rx, Sd and Sy Interface Operation
  • QoS authorization / control
    • Service Data Flows
    • IP-CAN Bearers
  • Event reporting and Usage Monitoring
  • Session Establishment, Termination and