Generic Multi-Access (GMA) Encapsulation Protocol

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Jing Zhu  , Satish Kanugovi 
Last updated 2020-11-16 (latest revision 2020-05-14)
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Today, a device can be simultaneously connected to multiple networks, e.g. Wi-Fi, LTE, 5G, and DSL. It is desirable to combine them seamlessly to improve quality of experience. Such optimization requires additional control information, e.g. Sequence Number, in each (IP) data packet. This document presents a new light-weight and flexible encapsulation protocol for this need. The solution has been developed by the authors based on their experiences in multiple standards bodies including the IETF and 3GPP, is not an Internet Standard and does not represent the consensus opinion of the IETF. This document will enable other developers to build interoperable implementations.


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