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

The information below is for an old version of the document
Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Ravi Ravindran  , Prakash Suthar  , Dirk Trossen  , Greg White 
Last updated 2019-01-03 (latest revision 2018-07-02)
Replaced by draft-irtf-icnrg-5gc-icn
Stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
pdf htmlized (tools) htmlized bibtex
Additional Resources
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active.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) offers flexibility to introduce new user and control plane function, considering the support for network slicing functions, that allows greater flexibility to handle heterogeneous devices and applications. In this draft, we provide a short description of the proposed 5GC architecture, followed by extensions to 5GC's control and user plane to support packet data unit (PDU) sessions from information-centric networks. The value of enabling ICN in 5GC is discussed using multiple service scenarios in the context of mobile edge computing such as smart mobility and VR use case, and to enable network services such as seamless mobility for ICN sessions.


Ravi Ravindran (ravi.ravindran@huawei.com)
Prakash Suthar (psuthar@cisco.com)
Dirk Trossen (dirk.trossen@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.)