The embodiments presented herein relate to a framework for sharing Manufacturer Usage Description (MUD) Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) in 5G/4G cellular networks, and mechanisms to apply policies based on MUD profiles for Internet of Things (IoT) devices connected to a 5G/4G cellular network. The proposal uses Protocol Configuration Options (PCO) parameters within 4G/5G cellular signaling to share MUD URIs from devices to cellular core network elements, which can apply additional policies for IoT devices. This proposal enables MUD integration into 5G/4G Core network with 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)-defined PCO Industrial Ethernet (IE) and provides a framework for uniform IoT device policies through a MUD in enterprise as well as Service Provider (SP) cellular networks.
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Patil, Santosh; Grayson, Mark; Pularikkal, Byju; Anantha, Swami; and Chakraborty, Sourav, "IOT DEVICE POLICY MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK IN 5G/4G CELLULAR NETWORKS", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 25, 2018)