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The Role of Device Management

in
RCS Roll-Out
RCS, VoLTE, and Beyond
Slovenia, Oct 2012
Ibtissam HAJJAR
INVIGO
Ref : IGO.PRE.2066.IH.V3.0 (10.2012) - Confidential

Agenda

The need for Over-The-Air provisioning


Standards and specifications (OMA, GSMA)
Auto-configuration
g
mechanisms ((3G,, WiFi,, secondaryy device access))
The Impact of Evolving Specifications
Conclusion

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The Need for Over-The-Air Provisioning

More than 100 p


parameters to configure
g
Dynamic username/password generated by IMS system upon
provisioning
Possibility to configure an RCSe only APN for roaming considerations - a
reall advantage
d
t
over OTT competitors
tit
Aim is to give the user the impression that the RCS service is working out
of the box
Device Management system shall trigger
9 subscriber provisioning (get susbcribers IMS credentials)
9 device configuration

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The Need for Over-The-Air Provisioning

Different
Diff
t Use
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Cases ffor O
Over Th
The Ai
Air configuration
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ti :
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First registration of a new subscriber


Existing subscriber changing device
Existing subscriber changing swapping SIM
Single or Mass configuration update (RCSe parameter change)
Deactivation of the client (deprovisioned subscriber)

RCS should offer similar or better features than OTT competitors


9 User
U
experience
i
shall
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be as simple
i l fully
f ll seamless
l
configuration
fi
ti process.
Unlike OTT competitor, no need for any manual setup, Its just there. It just
works
9 Service availability over Wifi and 3G both 3G and Wifi Over The Air
provisioning shall be supported

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Standards and Specifications (OMA, GSMA)

Two standardized auto-configuration


g
mechanisms:
9 Based on Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/HTTPS)
9 Based on OMA-DM management object

OMA-CP not adapted to large number of parameters

Parameters independent of provisioning protocol

Autoconfiguration
g
mechanism according
g to the latest RCS specifications
p
RCS 5.1 published in Aug 2012 (includes Provisioning over WiFi)

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Standards and Specifications (OMA, GSMA)

HTTP/HTTPS auto
auto-configuration
configuration protocol (GSMA)
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A completely transparent configuration procedure to the RCS user


Client initiated connection only (pre-defined URL mcc.mnc etc.)
Simple autodetection mechanism
3G and WiFi supported

OMA-DM protocol (Open Mobile Alliance)


9 Requires a factory bootstrap (pre-loaded at factory phase)
9 Network and client initiated connection
9 3G only

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Auto-configuration over 3G

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Auto-configuration over WiFi


Secondary
y Device

Configuration over WiFi is essential to compete with OTT players


Requires authentication (no MSISDN enrichment, no RADIUS)
Subscriber authenticated with a token/OneTimePassword mechanism
Might require user intervention (client dependent)

Ref : IGO.PRE.2066.IH.V3.0 (10.2012) - Confidential

The Impact of the Evolving Specifications


Changing RCS/RCSe specifications is leading to delays in service launch
High reactivity and cooperation required from OEMs, and operators to implement
changes
Device Management platform shall handle various client versions (different
configuration
g
files based on supported
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RCS specifications
p
version))
RCS 1.0

RCS 2.0

RCS 3.0

RCS5.0

RCS 4.0

RCS5.1

Apr 2012
Aug 2012
2008

2009

2010

2011

RCSe1.1 RCSe1.2 RCSe1.2.1 RCSe1.2.2

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Conclusion
Many players in the IP communications world, but many reasons to
believe in RCS:
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Interoperability (across devices and networks)


Reach (embedded for many OEMs + downladable Android and iPhone client)
Ease of Use (no need to install,
install seamless configuration)
Quality of Service (More adapted to QoS vs Best Effort for other applications)

RCS is very device dependent with many


parameters to be configured on the device

Role of MDM is essential for a


smooth launch
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