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The First Live 3G to 4G LTE Handoff

The First Live 3G to 4G LTE Handoff

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The industry tends to couple the LTE radio (the E-UTRAN) and the Evolved Packet
Core (EPC). However, the EPC is being standardized as the core network for
all access mechanisms, including: LTE, 2G, 3G, non-3GPP, and even wireline
networks.
The industry tends to couple the LTE radio (the E-UTRAN) and the Evolved Packet
Core (EPC). However, the EPC is being standardized as the core network for
all access mechanisms, including: LTE, 2G, 3G, non-3GPP, and even wireline
networks.

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Service Provider Mobility: The First Live 3G to4G/LTE Handoff
Posted by Jonathan Morgan Mar 16, 2010 
 The industry tends to couple the LTE radio (the E-UTRAN) and the Evolved PacketCore (EPC). However, the EPC is being standardized as the core network forall access mechanisms, including: LTE, 2G, 3G, non-3GPP, and even wirelinenetworks. The “open” EPC allows the operator to realize a truly convergedpacket core supporting all access technologies. The planning around the EPCmust consider how all of these access networks enter the core, interworkwith legacy systems, maintain seamless mobility, and provide consistent andoptimized services.
 
Cisco’s mobile packet core solution is designed for the evolution from 3G to 4G. The ASR 5000 is the benchmark for today’s and tomorrow’s multimedia enabledcore network. The ASR 5000 utilizes a simple, flexible distributed architecturethat allows operators to support multiple access technologies concurrently, e.g.,2G, 3G and 4G, subscriber mobility management, and call control capabilities,as well as integrated intelligent In-line Services with policy enforcement. Withits leading edge throughput, signaling and capacity, the ASR 5000 is the onlyproduct available today to support 3G mobile networks, and through softwareupgrades, support 4G functionality without forklift upgrades.
 
One of the challenges with the evolution to 4G is the ability to provide seamlessmobility from 3G networks to 4G networks on day 1. As new applicationsemerge, the requirement for seamless service mobility for data becomes critical.For example, services such as messaging, push-to-talk, video, gaming, andenterprise security applications such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) requireseamless service mobility to be viable. In the not so distant future, mobile userswill soon be able to take part in a video chat while downloading a movie andwriting e-mails with a mobile device. Providing content such as movies andlive gaming without seamless service mobility will severely impact the userexperience. Finally, there is nothing worse than a location-based service that isdisrupted due to a handover which either takes too long to complete or results ina change in IP address—you may miss that right turn.
 
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Cisco demonstrated the
first live
3G to 4G handover in the industry at MobileWorld Congress. AtCTIA 2010 in Las Vegas, Cisco will again be demonstrating alive handover from both 3G to 4G and 4G to 3G with seamless mobility for
mobilevideo
. The demonstration also shows the ASR 5000’s ability to support both 3Gand 4G functions in a single node.
 Jonathan Morgan is a member of the Service Provider Mobility marketing team working,writing, and thinking about Evolved Packet Core solutions. You can read Jon's tweets athttp://twitter.com/jamncl4.
460 Views Tags: video, mobility, lte, mobile_internet, epc, ctia, asr_5000, handoff, 3g-to-4gMar 16, 2010 1:36 PM Mike Demler
Hi Jonathan, I'm looking forward to seeing the Cisco 3G to 4G handover demo at CTIA. Are you familiar with thedemo of LTE to CDMAhandover by LG at the CES in January? -Mike
Mar 16, 2010 1:50 PM Jonathan Morgan Mike Demler in response to
Hi Mike, Please stop by. I'll be there all week discussing the solutions. I am aware of the LG announcement. Our demonstration focuses on the standard EPCnetwork portion of the handoff on the core network side. 
 
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Mar 16, 2010 2:12 PM Mike Demler Jonathan Morgan in response to
I will definitely stop by. I assumed that you would be emphasizing the EPC, and I am lookingforward to learning more about that. Regards,Mike
Mar 17, 2010 7:19 AM Gabriel_Brown
Hi Jon - not especially urgent, but if you have time: What are your thoughts on preserving / translating quality-of-service as a user moves from LTE/EPC to 3G? If an application/session is allocated an EPS bearer with specific QCI, what happens whenthe user roams to 3G? Or vice versa, a user roaming in from 3G to EPS? MyEPC text booktalks about this, but ends up saying, "we'll have to see how that worksout"
Mar 17, 2010 10:19 PM Jonathan Morgan Gabriel_Brown in response to
Hi Gabriel, The short answer (I'm traveling and will expand later) is that QoS will be preserved duringthe handover. There is a mapping defined by 3GPP between the 9 QCI (LTE) classes andthe 4 QoS classes (UMTS). One of the key goals is of LTE standardization was to ensurebackward compatibility with UMTS QoS. Obviously, the 3G equipment has to support theQoS classes to start. Jon
Apr 7, 2010 12:36 PM Jonathan Morgan
Hello,

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