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What is format/datatype of apn in egtpc, mme in case of more level ?

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eg: if apn is abc.ap1, length of apn IE of create session request should be 7 or 8.?
If it is 8, what will be data type ?
I got little confused after reading specs (3gpp 29.274 clause 8.6 & 23.003 cl. 9.1, RFC 1035 3.3), the APN IE is encoded as one or more labels.

posted Apr 28, 2017 by Rakesh Kumar Suman

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APN is an OctectString data type and it maximum length is 100 as per section 9.1 of 23.003 specification.
In document we usually seen APN in following format.
province1.mnc012.mcc345.gprs

Now if above format in label format will looks like
label1. label2. label3. label4

As per section 9.1 of 23.003 spec
"Each label is coded as a one octet length field followed by that number of octets coded as 8 bit ASCII characters".
It means if "province1" is the label1 then it will coded as following
length = 9 (one octet) and followed by 9 Octets which holds 9 characters start from "p" and end with "1".

Hope this information will help you.

answer Apr 29, 2017 by Harshita
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