The 5G Core Network (5GC) – Part 3 – Local Breakout

Ever since GPRS came around the corner one and a half decades ago there’s been this concept of international roaming with ‘local breakout’ in which IP packets of roaming subscribers are sent directly to the Internet from the visited network. Sounds nice but in practice, it’s not really used. Instead, the current approach is referred … Continue reading The 5G Core Network (5GC) – Part 3 – Local Breakout

The 5G Core Network (5GC) – Part 2 – Identifiers

In part one of this mini-series on the 5G core network I’ve taken a look at some of the new concepts and how the network entities there with their new names map to what we already know from the EPC, i.e. the 4G core network. Now that this is done let’s have a look at … Continue reading The 5G Core Network (5GC) – Part 2 – Identifiers

The 5G Core – Part 6 – Connection-, Registration- And Session Management

Today lets have a look at how the 5G Core (5GC) does Connection-, Registration- and Session-Management for 5G devices. As in the previous posts, the procedures are described in 3GPP TS 23.501 which is the 5G analog to the 4G LTE core network description in 3GPP TS 23.401. I guess the similar number is no … Continue reading The 5G Core – Part 6 – Connection-, Registration- And Session Management