Within a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) fifth generation (5G) telecommunications environment, various Usage Reporting exchanges may entail different inefficiencies. To address such inefficiencies, techniques are presented herein that optimize Usage Reporting exchanges. In particular, aspects of the presented techniques support the introduction of a new custom information element (IE) on the Packet Forwarding Control Protocol (PFCP) interface. The custom IE enables a user plane (UP) to selectively report multiple Usage Reporting Rules (URRs) that satisfy a category of URR as specified in the IE. Aspects of the presented techniques provide a mechanism involving an optimized PFCP modification request packet that obviates the need to send hundreds of URR identifiers in a request. Additionally, aspects of the presented techniques may also be used within a 3GPP fourth generation (4G) telecommunications environment.
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Yadav, Mukesh; Mantha, Ravi Shankar; Dasgupta, Sandeep; Nadkarni, Milind; and Jaya, Sanjeev Panem, "MECHANISM TO QUERY USAGE FROM USER PLANE IN OPTIMISED AND RELIABLE MANNER", Technical Disclosure Commons, (November 15, 2021)