IR.77 InterOperator IP Backbone Security Req. For Service and Inter-operator IP backbone Providers v5.0

Thursday 4 Apr 2019 | Operational |

IR.77 InterOperator IP Backbone Security Req. For Service and Inter-operator IP backbone Providers v5.0 image

In conjunction with IR.34, this document describes a set of common guidelines to enable baseline security level to be achieved on the Internet Protocol Packet Exchange (IPX) Network. It contains detailed security requirements (binding and non-binding) for IPX networks that apply to both service providers and IP backbone providers.

In particular, it covers:
• Internal security of the IPX Network,
• Security between the various IPX Provider networks,
• Security in Service Provider networks when it is related to IPX,
• Security between a Service Provider and the IPX,
• Security of data in terms of confidentiality, authenticity and integrity (e.g. by means of
• Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)) if it is needed for network level security,
• Tunnels, where needed, to hide the network from end-users

Audience: Auditor, Technical security practitioner

Resource technology specifics: Core network, Enterprise network

Resource type: Guideline

Resource enforcement: Voluntary

Resource certification type: Self-assessment, Third-party audit

Advantage Disadvantage
  • Service and IPX Providers can appreciate the security requirements for enhancing their network security.
  • Binding GSMA requirements with regard to security
  • GSMA Confidential Document