This draft Recommendation specifies the requirements and capabilities of Network Intelligence Capability Enhancement (NICE), an enhanced NGN supporting some intelligent capabilities for the provisioning of services according to requirements of users and application providers.

The NICE capabilities aim to support the following features: 1) awareness features: user, application and network awareness with content and context analysis; 2) on-demand provision features: user self-assignment of service subscription and network resources, user on-demand service of quality assurance; 3) optimization features: traffic management based on intelligent traffic scheduling; 4) openness features: invocation of the above features by 3rd party application providers; 5) cooperation features: network coordination between policy control capabilities of different access networks.