Study Group dealing with mobile telecommunication and fixed mobile convergence together with the lead Study Group on NGN
has published a standard that describes what is needed to give users the
ability to access the same set of services irrespective of change in location.
is a crucial part of the service capabilities within the next generation
network (NGN) concept. The ITU-T Recommendation notes: “… with the massive
growth in the number of users and the continuing deployment of heterogeneous
systems the demand to provide seamless services to the NGN users gets
Recommendation - Q.1706 - describes the requirements for providing ‘mobility
management’, that is the set of functions used to provide mobility. These
functions include authentication, authorization, location updating, paging and
download of user information. The aim of this work is to build on the current
mechanisms in cellular telephone systems and the internet and to move toward
homogeneity in handling mobility across the converging telecommunication and
step for SG 19 will be a Recommendation describing the framework for achieving
mobility management based on these requirements. SG management suggests that
this work is progressing well and will probably be achieved in time for the
next round of approvals targeted to be initiated at a meeting in April 2007.
SG 19 also consented a Recommendation that charts
further detail in the evolution within the IMT-2000 Family member using an
ANSI-41 core network with cdma2000 access network. Recommendation Q.1742.5
references 3GPP2 work.