Enabling ICN in 3GPP's 5G NextGen Core Architecture

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (icnrg RG)
Authors Ravi Ravindran  , Prakash Suthar  , Dirk Trossen  , Chonggang Wang  , Greg White 
Last updated 2021-07-26 (latest revision 2021-01-10)
Replaces draft-ravi-icnrg-5gc-icn
Stream Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
Intended RFC status Informational
Expired & archived
pdf htmlized bibtex
Stream IRTF state Active RG Document
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
Document shepherd No shepherd assigned
IESG IESG state Expired
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


The proposed 3GPP's 5G core nextgen architecture (5GC) allows the introduction of new user and control plane function, considering the support for network slicing functions, that offers greater flexibility to handle heterogeneous devices and applications. In this draft, we provide a short description of the proposed 5GC architecture, including recent efforts to provide cellular Local Area Network (LAN) connectivity, followed by extensions to 5GC's control and user plane to support Packet Data Unit (PDU) sessions over Information-Centric Networks (ICN). In addition, ICN over 5GLAN is also described.


Ravi Ravindran (ravindrar2@corning.com)
Prakash Suthar (psuthar@cisco.com)
Dirk Trossen (dirk.trossen@huawei.com)
Chonggang Wang (chonggang.wang@interdigital.com)
Greg White (g.white@cablelabs.com)

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)