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Important Notice on Product Safety
DANGER - RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR DEATH - FOLLOW ALL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. The system complies with the standard EN 60950 / IEC 60950. All equipment connected to the system must comply with the applicable safety standards. Hazardous voltages are present at the AC power supply lines in this electrical equipment. Some components may also have high operating temperatures. Failure to observe and follow all installation and safety instructions can result in serious personal injury or property damage. Therefore, only trained and qualified personnel may install and maintain the system.

The same text in German: Wichtiger Hinweis zur Produktsicherheit LEBENSGEFAHR - BEACHTEN SIE ALLE INSTALLATIONSHINWEISE. Das System entspricht den Anforderungen der EN 60950 / IEC 60950. Alle an das System angeschlossenen Geräte müssen die zutreffenden Sicherheitsbestimmungen erfüllen. In diesen Anlagen stehen die Netzversorgungsleitungen unter gefährlicher Spannung. Einige Komponenten können auch eine hohe Betriebstemperatur aufweisen. Nichtbeachtung der Installations- und Sicherheitshinweise kann zu schweren Körperverletzungen oder Sachschäden führen. Deshalb darf nur geschultes und qualifiziertes Personal das System installieren und warten.

Caution:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with EN 301489. Its class of conformity is defined in table A30808-X3247-X910-*-7618, which is shipped with each product. This class also corresponds to the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the relevant standards referenced in the manual “Guide to Documentation”, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. For system installations it is strictly required to choose all installation sites according to national and local requirements concerning construction rules and static load capacities of buildings and roofs. For all sites, in particular in residential areas it is mandatory to observe all respectively applicable electromagnetic field / force (EMF) limits. Otherwise harmful personal interference is possible.

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Summary: Fourth Edition for Release BR 8.0 Details: Chapter / Section all Reason for Update Revised chapters

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Issue 1 2 3 4 Date of Issue 01/2005 04/2005 07/2005 03/2006 Reason for Update First Edition for New Release BR 8.0 Second Edition for Release BR 8.0 Third Edition for Release BR 8.0 Fourth Edition for Release BR 8.0

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1. . . . . 18 1. .1 1.2. T8<TTRAU). . . . . . . . . . . . . . FR Call . .1. . . . .4 Abnormal Call Release Procedure. . . .2. . . Intra-BSC. . . . . . . . .2. . . .1. . 47 1.5 Abnormal Call Release. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No TCH Available. . . . . . .2. FR Call (T10 Expiry).4 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover. . . . . . . .1. . . . . . . . FR Call . . . . . . 30 1. .1 Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure with Reversion to SDCCH. . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . .2. FR Call 36 1. .2 Normal Call Release (Originated by Network). . . . . . . . . FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Successful Mobile Emergency Call (MEC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FR Call . . 11 Introduction . . . . . . . .1 Successful Inter-Cell Handover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . .2 1. 45 1. . . . .1 1. . . .3 Call Release Procedures . . . . . . . FR Call 28 1. . . . . . . . No TCH Available in Target Cell. . . . . . . .2. . . . .2. .2. .2 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover Attempt. . . with Reversion to Old TCH (T3124 Expiry). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 1. .2. . . .2. . . . 26 1.4. . . . . . . .4. . . FR Call. . . . . .2 Unsuccessful Assignment Procedures . .4. . 20 1. . . with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD.2. . .1. . . . . .4 Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure LAPDm I-Frame with ASSIGNMENT COMMAND not acknowledged by MS (T200 Expiry). . . . . . . . . . . . . BTS sends RELEASE INDICATION during a stable call phase to the BSC. . . .1. . . . . . .3 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover. . .2. . . . . . .4 Successful (MOC) Using Early Classmark Sending. . . .3. . . FR Call . . . . FR Call . . Subscriber B Busy. . . . .1. . . . . . .2. . . . . .2. 35 1. . . . . . . . .1 1. . . . . . . . .2. 12 Successful Mobile Originating Call (MOC). . . .2. . . . . . . . . .Information System PM:SBS Message Flows This document consists of a total of 236 pages.2. .2. FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intra-BSC .1.3 Abnormal Call Release Procedure. . . . . . . . .2 Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure with Loss of ASSIGNMENT COMMAND (T10 < T_MSRFPCI). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 1. . . . FR Call (T_MSRFPCI Expiry). . . . . . 34 1. . . . Call drop: BTS sends CONNECTION FAILURE INDICATION to the BSC. . .2. . . . . . . . . .9 Successful Mobile Originated Call (MOC) in a Concentric Cell (inner area). All pages are issue 4. . . . . .1 Normal Call Release (Originated by MS). . .2. . . . . . . . . . . 48 1. . . . . . . . . . 12 Call Setup Procedures . . FR Call . 32 1. . 45 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Message Flows . . .8 Unsuccessful Mobile Originating Call (MOC). . .3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contents Performance Measurement Message Flows . FR Call (T8 Expiry) .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. 15 Successful Mobile Originating Call (MOC) with Direct Traffic Channel Assignment. . . . . 44 1. . .1. . . .3 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 5 . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . new waiting call (feature “Call waiting”) is accepted by called subscriber. . . . . . . . .3. . . . . FR Call . .5 Successful Mobile Terminating Call (MTC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . FR Call . . . . . . . .2. .7 Unsuccessful Mobile Originating Call (MOC). . . . . . . .6 Successful Mobile Terminating Call (MTC) in busy mode. . 38 1. . FR Call 33 1.2. . . . . . . 42 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 1. . . 37 1. . . . Intra-BSC. .1. . . . .3. . . . . . Intra-BSC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 1. 50 1 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . Using Early Classmark. . . . . FR Call . . . . . . 29 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . FR Call.4 Inter-Cell Handover.2. . . . . . . . . Call drop: BTS sends ERROR INDICATION to the BSC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FR Call .3 Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure with Loss of ASSIGNMENT COMMAND (T10 > T_MSRFPCI). . . . . . 12 Successful Mobile Terminating Call (MTC).2. . . . . . Intra-BSC. . . . . . Sending. 37 1. . . . . . . . .2. .

. . . . . .2. . . . . . . Intra-BSC. Between Synchronized Cells. . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Successful Inter-Cell Handover.2. . . .5. . . . [(NY1+1) * T3105]<<T8<TTRAU) . . . .2. . .3 1. FR Call . .7 1. . .2. . Inter-BSC with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD. . . .3 1. . . .1 1. . . . . .6 1. . . . . . . . Intra-BSC. . . . . . .1 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . .5. .5. . . . . . . . . . . . Inter-BSC. . . . . . . . . . . . FR Call . . . . 56 Successful Inter-Cell Handover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inter-BSC. . . Intra-BSC. . . . T8>TTRAU). . . . . . . T8 Expiry) . . .2. . FR Call (T3124 Expiry) . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 6 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . .4.4. . . . 95 Successful SDCCH-SDCCH Intra-Cell Handover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No TCH Available. . . .7 1. . No SDCCH Available in Target Cell . . . . 86 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover Due to Quality. . . . . . . . Handover Access Failure (No SABM after Transmission of PHYSICAL INFO.10 1. . .2. . . .10 1. . . 93 Successful Intra-Cell Handover Due to Quality. . . . 88 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover Due to Quality with Reversion to Old TCH. . . . . . . . . . T8 Expiry) . . . . 52 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover. . . FR Call . . [(NY1+1) * T3105]<<T8<TTRAU) . . . . . . . . . . .7 1. . . 72 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover. . .5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intra-BTSE. . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . Inter-BSC . . . . Second Target Cell Belongs to Originating BSC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 1. . . .4. . . .7. . .6 1. . . . . . . . FR Call .2. . . T8>Trr7). . . 86 Successful Intra-Cell Handover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Successful Inter-Cell Handover. . . 84 Intra-Cell Handover . . . . . . . .6. . . . . . . . . . . . MSC Controlled. . . . . . . . . .5. . .2. . . .5. 62 Unsuccessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover Attempt. .6 1. . . . . . . . . . 89 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover with Loss of MS (Loss of ASS CMD. . . . . FR Call (T10 Expiry) . . . . . . Inter-BSC. . . . . . . No TCH Available in First (external) Cell. . . . . . Intra-BSC. . . . . . . .6 1. .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . FR Call . . .6. . . . .5. . . . 83 Unsuccessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover.2. . . . . with Loss of MS.1 1. . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . 64 Unsuccessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover. . .5 1. . . . .5. . . . . . . . .2. . FR Call . . . . . 54 Successful Inter-Cell Handover (Intra-BSC) between Colocated Concentric Cells.2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6. . . . . . Inter-BSC with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD. . . . . . . . . . . . . .6. . . . . FR Call . . . .4. FR Call (TTRAU Expiry) . .4. .2. . . FR Call . . . . . . . . . . .6. . . . . . . . . . . . .5 1. . . . . . . . . Inter-BSC. . . . . . . No TCH Available in Target Cell. . . . Intra-BSC . . MSC Controlled. . FR Call (Trr7 Expiry) .2. . . 79 Successful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover. . 69 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover. . . . . 67 Successful Inter-Cell Handover. . 60 Successful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD. . . .8 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handover Access Failure (No SABM received after Transmission) of PHYSICAL INFO. . . . . . . T10>TTRAU). . . . . . . . . . Inter-BSC . FR Call (T8 Expiry) . . Inter-BSC. . . FR Call . . . . . .6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 1. . No SDCCH Available in Target Cell . . . . T10 < TTRAU). . . . . . . .2. . . . . Inter-BSC with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD. . . . . . . . . .9 1.2. FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intra-BSC with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD.9 1. 81 Unsuccsessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover. . . . . .11 1. . . . . . . . . .4 1. . . . . . .4 1.5.12 1. 99 Successful Directed Retry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . Intra-BSC . .5. . . . . with Reversion to Old TCH. . . . . . . .4. 97 Directed Retry. . . . . . . . . . 74 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover. . . .2. . . . . . FR Call . . Inter-BSC. .8 1. . . . .2. . .2. . .2 1. .7 1. . . . . . with Loss of MS. .2 1. . . . . . . .2. 65 Inter-Cell Handover. T8<Trr7). . . . . .2. T8<Trr7.6. . . . . . Intra-BSC.2. . .2. . 67 Unsuccsessful Inter-Cell Handover. . . . . . . . 91 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover with Loss of MS (Loss of ASS CMD. FR Call (TTRAU Expiry) . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.

T8 > TTRAU). . 132 Queuing: Queued Assignment Request for FR TCH Is Discarded from Queue Due to T11PUB or T11WPS Expiry. . . . . . .8. . . FR Call . . . 135 Queuing: Queued Handover Request for FR TCH Is Discarded from the Queue Before TQHOPUB or TQHOWPS Expiry Due to an Incoming FR Call with Higher Priority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Successful Forced Handover Due to O & M. . . Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting Call. . . FR Call (TTRAU Expiry) . . . . . . . . . . . .2. .2 1. . . T8 < Trr7).8. . . . . . Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting Calls . . . . . . . . . .3 1. . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . 112 Unsuccessful Directed Retry.9. . . . . .1 1. . . . . . with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD. . . .2 1. . with Reversion to SDCCH. Intra-BSC. . . . . 116 Unsuccessful Directed Retry. . . . . Inter-BSC. . . . . . 134 Queuing: Queued Handover Request for FR TCH Is Served Before TQHOPUB or TQHOWPS Expiry. . . . 118 Forced Handover Due to O & M . . Directed Retry Enabled But No Target Cell Available. . . . 101 Unsuccessful Directed Retry. . . 124 Handover due to BSS Resource Management Criteria (Traffic Handover) 125 Successful Handover due to BSS Resource Management Criteria (Traffic Handover). . . . . . . . . . FR Call. . with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD. .7. . . . .10. . . . . 113 Unsuccessful Derected Entry. . . . . . . .1 1. . . FR Call . . . . . . . . . . .5 1. . . . . . Inter-BSC. . .2 1. . . . . .3 1. . . . . . .11 1. . . . . .2. .11. . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . .8. . .2. . 105 Unsuccessful Directed Retry. . . . . . . . . . . . . .8. . . . . .2. . . . .11. . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 1. . . . . . with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD. . . . .2. . . traffic load in Target Cell exceeds the threshold TRFLTH 128 Queuing & Preemption . . . FR Call. . . . . . . . .2. Inter-BSC. . Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting Call . . . . . Intra-BSC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FR Call . . . .3 1. . . 130 Queuing: Queued Assignment Request for FR TCH is Discarded from the Queue Before T11PUB or T11WPS Expiry Due to an Incoming FR Assignment Request with Higher Priority Directed Retry Enabled But No Target Cell Available.5 1. . 109 Successful Directed Retry. . . . no Radio Resource available in Target Cell. . . . . . . 1 Target Cell Available. . . with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD. . . . . . . .10. . 122 Successful Forced Intra-Cell Handover Due to O & M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 7 . . . . .7. 102 Unsuccessful Directed Retry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1. .2. . . . . . . . . FR Call (T3124 Expiry) . . .8. . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . FR Call . .2. . .1 1. . Target Cell Congested. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Unsuccessful Directed Retry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . 107 Directed Retry. . . No Target Cell Available. 109 Unsuccessful Directed Retry. . . . . . . . T8 < TTRAU). Intra-BSC. . . .2. . . .2 1. . . . . FR Call . . . .2. . . . . .2. . . . . . 130 Queuing: Queued Assignment Request for FR TCH Is Served Before T11PUB or T11WPS Expiry. . . . . . . . . . .2. . . Inter-BSC . . .2.2. . . . . . . . . Directed Retry Enabled But No Target Cell Available. . . . . . 125 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover due to BSS Resource Management Criteria (Traffic Handover).7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Unsuccessful Directed Retry. Intra-BSC. . . Intra-BSC.11. . . . .9.2 1. . . . . .4 1. . .4 1.3 1. . . . . . . . . . T8 > Trr7). .2. . . .8 1.2. . . . . . . with Reversion to SDCCH. . . . .7. Inter-BSC. . . .6 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . Inter-BSC. .9. . . . . . . .11. . .2. . . . . . 120 Successful Forced Handover Due to O & M . . . .4 1. . . . . . . . . FR Call (Trr7 Expiry) .7. . .Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting Call . . Inter-BSC. . .11. . Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting Call . . . . FR Call (T8 Expiry) . . . . . . . FR Call (T3124 Expiry) . .10 1. . . . . FR Call (T8 Expiry) . . . .

. . . . . 167 1.15. . .2. . . . . . . . .4 Successful SMS Mobile Terminating in Connected Mode . . . . .13. circuit switched (CS) . . . .5 Successful USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) Management Procedure via (SCI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 1. . .12. . . .2. . . 172 1. . 140 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13. . .7 Preemption: Successful Forced Inter-Cell Handover Due to Preemption. . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . .14. .2. . . . 139 1. . . . . .13. assigned SDCCH is not seized by the MS (Phantom RACH Scenario) .2. . . Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting Calls . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . .3 Forced Intra-cell Handover During HSCSD Assignment Procedure .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 VGCS Setup initiated by Service Subscriber and Release .2 Successful Inter-cell Handover of an HSCSD Call (3 TCHs Used). . . . . . . .2. 143 1. . . . . . Intra-BSC 148 1. . 182 1. . . . . .15.12 HSCSD. . . . .9 BTS Discards Invalid RACH Messages . . . . . . . . Preempted and Preempting Call Are Both FR . 165 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. .13. . . . . 176 1. .13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . .13 Signalling Transactions without TCH . . . . . . . 145 1.BTS discards a PAGING REQUEST Message . . 168 1.2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . 166 1. . . . . . . . . . . Preempting Handover Request and Preempted Call Are Both FR. . . . . . . . . . .4 Successful Supplementary Service (SS) Management Procedure via Subscriber-Controlled Input (SCI) . . . . . . . .11Paging Overload . . . . . . . . 162 1. . .1 Successful SMS Mobile Originating in Idle Mode (Phase 2 MS) . . 178 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 8 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . . . . . . . .2. .2.2 Successful Location Update (2G/3G (GSM/UMTS) Multirat MS) . . .2 Successful SMS Mobile Terminating in Idle Mode (Phase 2 MS) . . . .11. . . . . . . .13. .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. . . . . . . . . .2. .3 Successful IMSI Detach (Phase 2 MS) . . .6 Unsuccessful Immediate Assignment Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 1. . . . . 155 1. . . . . . . . . . 142 1. 145 1. . . . . . .13. . . .13. . . 160 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 1.2. . 153 1. .11. . . . . . . . . . . .2.14 Short Message Service . . . . .11.2.1 Successful Location Update (Phase 2 MS) . . . . . . 184 1. . . .12. . . . 157 1. . . . . . 3 TCHs Used . . . .6 Queuing: Queued Handover Request for FR TCH Is Discarded from the Queue Due to TQHOPUB or TQHOWPS Expiry. . 179 1.2 Succesful Uplink Allocation Procedure (1) . .7 Unsuccessful Immediate Assignment Procedure with DELETE INDICATION (no AGCH available or AGCH message timeout) . .14. . . . . . . Originating BSC of the Preempting Handover Request and Target BSC for the Forced Handover Are the Same. .2. . . . . .15 Advanced Speech Call Items (ASCI) Procedures . . . . .2. . . . . .14. . . . . .2. . . 170 1. . . . . . . . . . . .5 VGCS SETUP initiated by Service Subscriber (FAST CALL SETUP) . . . . . .13. .15. . . . . . . 164 1. . . . . 158 1. . Mobile Originating. .2. . . .2. . . . .2. . . . . . . . 173 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Successful HSCSD Call.2. .7 VBS/VGCS Call during Ongoing Speech Call . . . .2.2. . . . . . .3 FREE Uplink Procedure . . .11. .15. . . . . . .8 Unsuccessful Immediate Assignment Procedure. . . 174 1.8 Preemption: Forced Release of Preempted Call Due to Lack of Target Cell for Forced Inter-Cell Handover Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . .12. .13. .15. .16 Inter System Handover (2G <--> 3G). . . . . . . . . .15. . .9 Preemption: Successful Forced Inter-BSC Handover Due to Preemption. . . . . .2. . .2. . . . 151 1. . . . 168 1. Preempted Assignment Request and Preempting Call Are Both FR. 183 1. . . .13. . .2.2.14. . . . . . . . . . . . . No SDCCH Available. . . .2.6 MTC During Ongoing VBS/VGCS Connection. . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10Immediate Assignment Procedure for Abis Link Configured via Satellite Link. .3 Successful SMS Mobile Originating in Connected Mode (FR Call Ongoing).2. . . . .1 VBS/VGCS Setup Initiated by fixed Dispatcher and Release . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . 198 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3. . . . . . . 196 1. . Reversion to old TCH. . . . . . .1. . 200 1. . . . .2. . . . . .1 GPRS Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 2 3 Counter / Message Abbreviations. . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. .6 GPRS Mobility Management: Routing Area Update . .1 Successful Inter System Handover (2G --> 3G) . . . .3. . . . . . .3. . . . . . . . . . .7 GPRS Mobility Management: Cell Update . . . . . . .4 Concurrent DL TBF. .8 GPRS: Suspend / Resume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 1. . . 202 1. . . .3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 1. . 189 1. . . .2 Unsuccessful Inter System Handover (2G --> 3G). 207 1. . . . . . . . . 205 1. . . . . . 214 1.17 Other Procedures . . . 210 1. . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Abbreviations . . . . .16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Concurrent UL TBF. . . . 190 1. . . . . . . .1. . . . . . . T3124 expiry .6 Unsuccessful Inter System Handover (3G --> 2G). . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 RLC/MAC Message Flows . .3. . . . . loss of MS (loss of HOCMD). . . . .3. . 187 1. . .1 Idle Traffic Channel Supervision . .2 Successful Inter System Cell Reselection Procedure (3G --> 2G) . . . .3. . . . . .1. . . . . . . . No TCH available in Target UMTS Cell (3G) . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . 198 1. . . . . packet oriented (PO). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 1. . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . .3. . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . .3. . . . .16. .3. . . . . . . . . 199 1.2. . . . . . . . .3. . . . . . . . . .3 GPRS Message Flows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16. 218 1. . . .3. . .1 Uplink TBF . . . . . . . . . . . .3.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.3 GPRS Session Management: Activate PDP Context . . . . . 207 1. . . . . 235 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 9 . . . . . . . . No TCH available in Target GSM Cell (2G) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3. 201 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Successful Inter System Handover (3G --> 2G) . . . . . 201 1. . . . .2 Inter System Cell Reselection Procedure (2G <--> 3G). . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 1. . . . . . .2. . . .17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . .2 Uplink and Downlink Measurement Reports on Abis . . . . . . 198 1. . . . . . . . . .3. . . .16. . . . .17. . . . .2. . . . . . . 213 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . .1 GPRS Mobility Management: Attach Procedure.3. . . . 204 1.16. . . . . . . . 194 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 IMSI Trace Invocation for Normal Call Setup . . . . . . . T3121 expiry . .16.2.3. . . . . . . . .2 GPRS Mobility Management: Detach Procedure . . .3. . . . . . . intra SGSN inter system change. . . . . . . . . .4 Unsuccessful Inter System Handover (2G --> 3G). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 IMSI Trace Invocation for Incoming Inter-BSC Handover . . . .3. .2 Downlink TBF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Successful Inter System Cell Reselection Procedure (2G --> 3G) . . .17. . 221 1. . .1. . . . . . . . . . .3. . . . . . 197 1. . . . . . . .3. .5 GPRS: Paging. . . . .4 GPRS Session Management: Deactivate PDP Context . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Unsuccessful Inter System Handover (2G --> 3G). .2. . . . . .

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Early Classmark Sending and TMSI Reallocation).)” means that the second subcounter of the measurement ATINHIRC (’downlink quality’) is increased by the marked event. The messages between the network elements (MS. For the long names of the measurements.11. flow traces taken from ’real live’ networks can deviate from the shown message flows (especially for the optional sub-procedures Authentication.2. Both manuals may be used together.2. etc. the implemented SBS performance measurement counters are embedded into the message flows in such a way that the association of the counters to their triggering events becomes clear.2. if applicable. In addition to the messages.8 and 1. please refer to the document “PM:SBS Counter”. For the mapping of the used abbreviations to the complete message names defined by GSM and the Siemens Abis specifications please refer to Chapter 2 “Abbreviations”.g.1 Introduction The following sections show the SBS-specific message flows of call. i Note: If not otherwise defined the blue colour generally indicates the events on the handover target resources.2. K1205. The manual PM:SBS Message Flows is intended for the SBS-specific message flows.5 the blue colour indicates the events related to the high priority call. the SMLCrelated message flows are provided in a separate documentation set. Depending on specific settings in the involved network elements (MSC. In 1. In 1. To indicate also the subcounters of the specific measurements. Abis and A. BTS.2. SMLC-Specific Message Flows: In order to guarantee an SBS release-independent documenation delivery.11. Ciphering.). the appearance of a counter within a message flow means that its value is increased by ’1’. BSC and MSC) are abbreviated in the same way as the most common protocol analyzers (e.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1 Performance Measurement Message Flows 1.9 the blue colour indicates the events related to preempting call.11.) do.>.and signallingtransactions on the interfaces Um.11.2 the blue colour indicates the events related to the second (high priority) call. i Note: The message flows have to be considered as typical examples for the affected signalling transactions. whereas the manual PM:SMLC Message Flows is intended for the SMLC-specific message flows. As a general rule. the following method is used: <measurement shortname>(<subcounter no.7 the red colour indicates the BSC serving the first (really external) target cell in the target cell list of the HANDOVER REQUIRED message. 1.5. BSC).2.7. Example: “ATINHIRC (2. K1103. i A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 11 . In 1. In 1.11. Deviations from this rule are explicitely mentioned in the message flows.

FR Call MS CHNREQ RACH BTS BSC MSC CHNRD NATTSDPE NACSUCPR (3.2 1. CMSREQ) Stop T_MSRFPCI I (AUTREQ) SDCCH DATRQ (AUTREQ) CC (AUTREQ) I (AUTREP) SDCCH DATIN (AUTREP) ENCRY (CIMCMD) SDCCH DT1 (AUTREP) DT1 (CICMD) I (CIMCMD) I (CIMCMP) SDCCH DATIN (CIMCMP) DT1 (CICMP) 12 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) ATIMASCA (4.2.1.) SABM (CMSREQ) SDCCH ESTIN (CMSREQ) Stop T3101 UA SDCCH NSUCCHPC (4.) NTDMAGCH (1.2.) SUIMASCA (4.1 1.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (SDCCH) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI CHALNHLY [19] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY [1] MBUSYSD (+) UI (IMASS) AGCH IACMD (IMASS) Stop T3101 TACCBPRO (2.) NACSUCPR (2.1 Message Flows Call Setup Procedures Successful Mobile Originating Call (MOC).) NASUSDPE MRPCI CR (CL3I.

) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.) (accumulation) MBUSYSD (-) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 13 . ABISPSUP [6] If last abis. start ABISPSUP [5] PHCRQ PHCCN MTCHBUTI (1.) DATIN (ASS CMP) Stop T10 DT1 (ASS COM) MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (1.) (start) CHNAV (TCH) Start TTRAU Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (ASS CMD) I (ASS CMD) SABM FACCH CHNAK Stop TTRAU (**) SDCCH Start T10 ESTIN UA FACCH I (ASS CMP) FACCH TNTCHCL (1. 3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1].) TASSATT (2.) TASSSUCC (2. 2 if FV2.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS SETUP SDCCH BTS DATIN (SETUP) DATRQ (CPROC) SDCCH BSC MSC DT1 (SETUP) DT1 (CPROC) DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1.) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] I (CPROC) MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.) SUCTCHSE (1.

In case of TCH Assignment this is done on transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND. (**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.. 14 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH..PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTS BSC MSC called party is reachable and idle (’ringing’) DT1 (ALERT) I (ALERT) FACCH DATRQ (ALERT) called party has accepted the call DT1 (CONNECT) DATRQ (CONNECT) FACCH I (CONNECT) I (CONACK) FACCH DATIN (CONACK) DT1 (CONACK) Conversation phase .

).) SUIMASCA (1.) ATIMASCA (1.) MSC CHNREQ RACH NTDMPCH (1.2 Successful Mobile Terminating Call (MTC). (see 1.) NACSUCPR (2..) SABM (PAGRES) SDCCH ESTIN (PAGRES) Stop T3101 UA SDCCH NSUCCHPC (1.1.1) DT1 (TRCMD) DT1 (SETUP) I (TRCMD) SDCCH DATRQ (TRCMD) DATIN (SETUP) SDCCH I SETUP I (TRCMP) SDCCH DATIN (TRCMP) DATRQ (CCONF) DT1 (TRCMP) DT1 (CCONF) I (CCONF) SDCCH A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 15 . FR Call MS UI (PAGREQ) BTS PGCMD PCH BSC UDT (PAGIN) TACCBPRO (1.2.) CHNRD NATTSDPE NACSUCPR (1.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.1. PAGRES) MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI Optional: Authentication & Ciphering Procedure.) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHALNHLY [19] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY [1] MBUSYSD (+) CHNAV (SDCCH) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI UI (IMASS) AGCH IACMD (IMASS) Start T3101 TACCBPRO (2. (3..2.) NTDMAGCH (1.) NASUSDPE (CL3L.

3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1].) (start) CHNAV (TCH) Start TTRAU Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (ASS CMD) Stop TTRAU (**) I (ASS CMD) SDCCH CHNAK Start T10 SABM FACCH ESTIN FACCH UA I (ASS CMP) TNTCHCL (1. start ABISPSUP [5] PHCRQ PHCCN ATTCHSEI (1. ABISPSUP [6] If last abis.) TASSSUCC (2.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTS BSC DT1 (ASREQ) MSC MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1. 2 if FV2.) SUCTCHSE (1.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.) DATIN (ASS CMP) Stop T10 MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (1.) (accumulation) MBUSYSD (-) DT1 (ASS COM) FACCH 16 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3]t MTCHBUTI (1.) TASSATT (2.

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS called MS is ready (’ringing’) I (ALERT) FACCH BTS BSC MSC DATIN (ALERT) DT1 (ALERT) called MS has accepted the call I (CONNECT) FACCH DATIN (CONNECT) DT1 (CONNECT) DT1 (CONACK) I (CONACK) FACCH DATRQ (CONACK) Conversation phase ... In case of TCH Assignment this is done on transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND. (**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 17 .

PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.. FR Call MS CHNREQ RACH BTS CHNRD BSC MSC ABISPDIS [1].(see 1.) (start) IACMD (IMASS) UI (IMASS) AGCH Start T3101 TACCBPRO (2.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.2.) TNTCHCL (1.) ESTIN (CMSREQ) Stop T3101 NTDMAGCH (1.1) I (SETUP) FACCH DATIN (SETUP) DT1 (SETUP) DATRQ (CPROC) DT1 (CPROC) I (CPROC) FACCH 18 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .1..) CHNAV (TCH) MEBUSTCH-1 MEBUSTLY Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI MTCHBUTI (1.) MRPCI CR (CL3I.) SABM (CMSREQ) FACCH UA Stop TTRAU (**) FACCH NSUCCHPC (10.) SUCTCHSE (1.1.) ATIMASCA (4. start ABISPSUP [5] ATTCHSEI (1.3 Successful Mobile Originating Call (MOC) with Direct Traffic Channel Assignment.) NACSUCPR (2.) SUIMASCA (4.) NASCUCPR (3.2.CMSREQ) Stop T_MSRFPCI Optional: Authentication & Ciphering Procedure. ABISPSUP [6] If last abis.

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.) DT1 (ALERT) MSC I (CHMM) FACCH DATRQ (CHMM) I (CHMMACK) FACCH called party is reachable and idle (’ringing’) I (ALERT) FACCH DATRQ (ALERT) called party has accepted the call DATRQ (CONNECT) DT1 (CONNECT) I (CONNECT) I (CONACK) FACCH FACCH DATIN (CONACK) DT1 (CONACK) Conversation phase . one for the control of the MOMRQ procedure. In case of direct TCH assignment the timer T10 is not used.. (***) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 19 . Two not-administrable system internal timers are used.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTS BSC DT1 (ASS REQ) TASSATT (2. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND. one for the control of the CHMM procedure.. In case of expiry of one of these timers. the BSC sends an ASS FAI with cause ’equipment failure’ to the MSC.) MOMRQ MOMAK MBTCHCHT CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one also CHALNHLY [2 or 3] (***) DATIN (CHMMACK) DT1 (ASS COM) TASSSUCC (2.

2.) SUIMASCA (4.1. FR Call MS CHNREQ RACH BTS CHNRD BSC MSC NATTSDPE NACSUCPR (3.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. CMSREQ) I (CIMCMD) SDCCH ENCRY (CIMCMD) CC (CICMD) I (CLAMCH) SDCCH DATIN (CLAMCH) MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI DT1 (CLUPD) I (CIMCMP) SDCCH DATIN (CIMCMP) DATRQ (TRCMD) SDCCH DT1 (CICMP) DT1 (TRCMD) I (TRCMD) I (SETUP) SDCCH DATIN (SETUP) DT1 (SETUP) DT1 (CPROC) I (CPROC) SDCCH DATRQ (CPROC) 20 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .4 Successful (MOC) Using Early Classmark Sending.) NACSUCPR (2.) NASUSDPE MRPCI CR (CL3I.) ATIMASCA (4.) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (SDCCH) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI IACMD (IMASS) UI (IMASS) AGCH CHALNHLY [19] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY [1] MBUSYSD (+) Start T3101 TACCBPRO (2.) I (CMSREQ) SDCCH ESTIN (CMSREQ) Stop T3101 NSUCCHPC (4.) NTDMAGCH (1.

) SUCTCHSE (1.) DATIN (ASS CMP) Stop T10 MRPCI DT1 (ASS COM) Stop T_MSRFPCI RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (1.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.) (accumulation) MBUSYSD (-) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 21 .Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTS BSC DT1 (ASREQ) MSC MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1. ABISPSUP [6] If last abis.) (start) CHNAV (TCH) Start TTRAU Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (ASS CMD) I (ASS CMD) I (TRCMP) SDCCH CHNAK Stop TTRAU (**) SDCCH Start T10 DATIN (TRCMP) ESTIN FACCH DT1 (TRCMP) SABM FACCH UA I (ASS CMP) FACCH TNTCHCL (1. 2 if FV2. 3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1]. start ABISPSUP [5] PHCRQ PHCCN ATTCHSEI TASSATT (5.) TASSSUCC (2.) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MTCHBUTI (1.

In case of TCH Assignment this is done on transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTS BSC MSC called party is reachable and idle (’ringing’) DT1 (ALERT) DATRQ (ALERT) I (ALERT) FACCH Call setup continuation. 22 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH.. (**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU..

FR Call MS UI (PAGREQ) BTS PGCMD PCH BSC UDT (PAGIN) TACCBPRO (1.) MSC CHNREQ RACH CHNRD NATTSDPE NACSUCPR (1.) SABM (PAGRES) SDCCH ESTIN (PAGRES) Stop T3101 UA SDCCH NSUCCHPC (1.5 Successful Mobile Terminating Call (MTC).) NTDMAGCH (1. (3. Using Early Classmark. Sending.) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHALNHLY [19] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY [1] MBUSYSD (+) CHNAV (SDCCH) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI UI (IMASS) AGCH IACMD (IMASS) Start T3101 TACCBPRO (2.) ATIMASCA (1.) NASUSDPE CR (CL3I.) SUIMASCA (1.). PAGRES) I (CIMCMD) I (CLAMCH) SDCCH SDCCH ENCRY (CIMCMD) DATIN (CLAMCH) MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI CC (CIMCMD) DT1 (CLUPD) I (CIMCMP) SDCCH DATIN (CIMCMP) DT1 (CICMP) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 23 .2.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.1.) NACSUCPR (2.

) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.) TASSATT (2.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTS BSC MSC I (TRCMD) SDCCH DATRQ (TRCMD) DATIN (SETUP) DT1 (TRCMD) DT1 (SETUP) I SETUP SDCCH I (TRCMP) SDCCH SDCCH DATIN (TRCMP) DATRQ (CCONF) DT1 (TRCMP) DT1 (CCONF) DT1 (ASREQ) I CCONF MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1. 2 if FV2. 3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1]. start ABISPSUP [5] ATTCHSEI (1.) (start) CHNAK Start T10 SABM FACCH ESTIN FACCH UA I (ASS CMP) TNTCHCL (1.) PHCRQ PHCCN CHNAV (TCH) Start TTRAU Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (ASS CMD) Stop TTRAU (**) I (ASS CMD) SDCCH CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MTCHBUTI (1.) SUCTCHSE (1.) TASSSUCC (2.) DATIN (ASS CMP) Stop T10 MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI DT1 (ASS COM) FACCH 24 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . ABISPSUP [6] If last abis.

A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 25 . (**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH.) (accumulation) MBUSYSD (-) DATRO (ALERT) FACCH DT1 (ALERT) I (ALERT) Call setup continuation. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTS RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA BSC MSC ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (1...

2. new call for a busy subscriber arrives at MS I SETUP)* SDCCH DATIN (SETUP) DATRQ (CCONF)* DT1 (SETUP)* I (CCONF)* SDCCH (cause: user busy DT1 (CCONF)* DT1 (ALERT)* I (ALERT)* FACCH DATRQ (ALERT)* called subscriber accepts new cell and releases the old one by the pressing the appropriate keys on the MS I (STDTMF) FACCH DATRQ (STDTMF) DATIN (STDACK) DATRQ (SPDTMF) DT1 (STDTMF) DT1 (STDACK) I (STDACK) FACCH I (SPDTMF) FACCH DT1 (SPDTMF) DT1 (SPDACK) I (SPDACK) FACCH DATIN (SPDACK) 26 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .6 Successful Mobile Terminating Call (MTC) in busy mode.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. new waiting call (feature “Call waiting”) is accepted by called subscriber MS BTS BSC MSC called party is reachable and idle (’ringing’) DT1 (ALERT) I (ALERT) FACCH DATRQ (ALERT) called party has accepted the call DATRQ (CONNECT) FACCH DT1 (CONNECT) I (CONNECT) I (CONACK) FACCH DATIN (CONACK) DT1 (CONACK) Conversation phase ...1.

. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 27 .. (*) Messages related to new waiting and accepted call.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS I (DISC) FACCH (cause: normal call clearing) BTS DATIN (DISC) BSC DT1 (DISC) DT1 (RELEAS) (cause: normal call clearing) MSC DATIN (RELEAS) I (RELEAS) FACCH I (RELCMP) FACCH DATIN (REL CMP) I (CONNECT)* DT1 (REL CMP) FACCH DATIN (CONNECT)* DT1 (CONNECT)* DT1 (CONACK)* DATIN (CONACK)* I (CONACK)* FACCH Conversation phase of new accepted call.

Subscriber B Busy.. (see Successful MOC) I (ASS CMP) FACCH DATIN (ASS CMP) Stop T10 SUCTCHSE (1.7 Unsuccessful Mobile Originating Call (MOC).1.) TASSSUCC (2.2. FR Call MS BTS BSC MSC Call setup .) (accumulation) DATRQ (DISC) SDCCH DT1 (DISC) (cause: user busy) I (DISC) Call release.) DT1 (ASS COM) MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (1... originated by network‘) 28 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . (see ‚normal call release..PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.

..1.) I (DISC) FACCH DT1 (DISC) DATRQ (DISC) (cause: no circuit/channel available) Call release . originated by network‘) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 29 .Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.) SDCCH DT1 (ASS FAI) (cause: no radio resource available) TASSFAIL (8. FR Call MS BTS BSC MSC Call setup .2.8 Unsuccessful Mobile Originating Call (MOC). (see ‚Normal call release.) ABISPSUP (7.) ATCHSMBS (1. No TCH Available.) TASSATT (2. I (SETUP) DATIN (SETUP) DATRQ (CPROC) DT1 (SETUP) DT1 (CPROC) DT1 (ASS REQ) SDCCH I (CPROC) ATTCHSEI (1...

) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.1.) SUCTCHSE (1..PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. FR Call MS BTS BSC MSC Call setup .9 Successful Mobile Originated Call (MOC) in a Concentric Cell (inner area).. I (SETUP) SDCCH DATIN (SETUP) DT1 (SETUP) DT1 (CPROC) DT1 (ASS REQ) TASSATT (2.) Stop T10 DT1 (ASS COM) 30 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . 3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1].) (start) PHCRQ PHCCN CHNAV (TCH) Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (ASS CMD) Stop TTRAU (**) I (ASS CMD) SDCCH Start T10 SABM FACCH ESTIN UA FACCH I (ASS CMP) FACCH DATIN (ASS CMP) TNTCHCL (1.) TASSSUCC (2.) MTCHBUTI (1.) I (CPROC) SDCCH DATRQ (CPROC) PAREQ (preferred area type: inner area) MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.2. 2 if FV2. ABISPSUP [6] PAREA ATTCHSEI (1.

A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 31 .Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTS MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA BSC MSC ASCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP(1. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. (**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU... In case of TCH Assignment this is done on transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.) (accumulation) DT1 (ALERT) I (ALERT) FACCH DATRQ (ALERT) Call setup continuation .

) ATIMASCA (2.10 Successful Mobile Emergency Call (MEC).2. start ABISPSUP [5] ATTCHSEI (1. ABISPSUP [6] If last abis. 32 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .2.) NACSUCPR (2.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.) SABM (CMSREQ) SDCCH (CM service type: emergency call establishment) ESTIN (CMSREQ) Stop T3101 UA SDCCH NSUCCHPC (2. 3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1]..) TASSATT (2. 2 if FV2.) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] Call setup continuation . CMSREQ) Stop T_MSRFPCI Optional: Authentication & Ciphering Procedure (see 1.1.) NASUSDPE MRPCI CR (CL3I.1) I (EMSETUP) SDCCH DATIN (EMSETUP) DT1 (EMSETUP) DT1 (CPROC) DT1 (ASREQ) I (CPROC) SDCCH DATRQ (CPROC) MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1. FR Call MS CHNREQ RACH BTS CHNRD BSC MSC (request reference: emergency call) NATTSDPE NACSUCPR (3.) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (SDCCH) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI UI (IMASS) AGCH CHALNHLY [19] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY [1] MBUSYSD (+) IACMD (IMASS) Start T3101 TACCBPRO () (2.) SUIMASCA (2..) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.1.) NTDMAGCH (1.

... A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 33 .) TASSATT (2.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI PHCRQ PHCCN CHNAV (TCH) CHALNHLYCHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MTCHBUTI (1. unspecified) Call release . SABM SDCCH Access to target channel fails. 3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1]. start ABISPSUP [5] DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1.2. ABISPSUP [6] If last abis.2.. BSC MSC MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.) (start) Start TTRAU Start T_MSRFPCI CHNAK DATRQ (ASS CMD) I (ASS CMD) SDCCH Start T10 SABM FACCH SABM FACCH SABM FACCH ... FR Call MS BTS Call setup ...Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1. 2 if FV2..2.) DT1 (ASS FAIL) (cause: radio interface failure.1 Unsuccessful Assignment Procedures Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure with Reversion to SDCCH. reversion to old channel) I (DISC) SDCCH DATRQ (DISC) DT1 (DISC) (cause: normal. ESTIN sdcch SDCCH UA I (ASS FAIL) SDCCH (Cause: protocol error unspecified) DATIN (ASS FAIL) Stop T10 TASSFAIL (7.2 1.

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.. start ABISPSUP [5] ATTCHSEI (1. Expiry T10 TASSFAIL (6. 2 if FV2.2 Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure with Loss of ASSIGNMENT COMMAND (T10 < T_MSRFPCI).2...) (start) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] CHNAV (TCH) Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (ASS CMD) I (ASS CMD) ASS CMD is lost .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. ABISPSUP [6] If last abis.) DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: call control) Stop TTRAU (**) SDCCH Start T10 DT1 (ASS FAI) (cause: radio interface msg failure) NRCLRCHD [14] Release of resources .. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND. FR Call (T10 Expiry) MS BTS Call setup .. BSC MSC DT1 (ASS REQ) MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH.) TASSATT (2.. 3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1].) If last TCH start AALTCHTI PHCRQ PHCCN MTCHBUTI (1.2. 34 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .

. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 35 . In case of TCH Assignment this is done on transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.. (**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. FR Call (T_MSRFPCI Expiry) MS BTS Call setup ... This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1. BSC MSC DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI PHCRQ PHCCN MTCHBUTI (1. Stop TTRAU (**) SDCCH Start T10 Expiry T_MSRFPCI NRCLRREQ [2] CONFL NRFLTCH (4.2.) TASSATT (2.) (start) CHNAV (TCH) Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (ASS CMD) I (ASS CMD) ASS CMD is lost ...2.3 Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure with Loss of ASSIGNMENT COMMAND (T10 > T_MSRFPCI).) DT1 (CL REQ) (cause: T_MSRFPCI expired) (cause: radio interface msg failure) DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: radio interface msg failure) NRCLRCMD [1] Release of resources .

2. 36 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . In case of TCH Assignment this is done on transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND....) (start) PHCRQ PHCCN CHNAV (TCH) Start TTRAU Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (ASS CMD) Stop TTRAU (**) I (ASS CMD) I (ASS CMD) I (ASS CMD) SDCCH SDCCH SDCCH T200 T200 T200 expired N200+1 times)) CHNAK Start T10 I (ASS CMD) SDCCH T200 ERRIN (cause: timer T200 expired N200+1 times)) NRFLSDCC (1.) MTCHBUTI (1.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.4 Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure LAPDm I-Frame with ASSIGNMENT COMMAND not acknowledged by MS (T200 Expiry). This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH.) TASSATT (2.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.. FR Call MS BTS Call setup . (**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.) DT1 (CL REQ) (cause: radio interface msg failure) NRCLRREQ (1S) DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: radio interface msg failure) NRCLRCMD (13) Release of resources .2. BSC MSC DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1.

3.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.1 Call Release Procedures Normal Call Release (Originated by MS).2.. if previously started) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS Expiry T3111 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 37 . I (DISC) FACCH (cause: normal call clearing) DATIN (DISC) DT1 (DISC) DATRQ (RELEAS) I (RELEAS) FACCH DT1 (RELEAS) (cause: normal call clearing) I (RELCMP) FACCH DATIN (REL CMP) DT1 (REL CMP) DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: call control) NRCLRCMD (2.) (stop..) I (CHREL) Start T3110 DISC FACCH FACCH DATRQ (CHREL) Start T3109 DESAC RELIN FACCH DT1 (CL CMP) RLSD (cause: end user originated) UA Stop T3110 Stop T3109 Start T3111 RLC RCHRL (TCH) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1. FR Call MS BTS BSC MSC Conversation phase .) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.2.3 1.

3.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.) I (CHREL) Start T3110 DISC FACCH FACCH DATRQ (CHREL) Start T3109 DESAC RELIN DT1 (CL CMP) RLSD (cause: end user originated) UA Stop T3110 FACCH Stop T3109 Start T3111 RLC RCHRL (TCH) RCHRA Expiry T3111 MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - MTCHBUTI (1. if previously started) 38 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . DATIN (DISC) FACCH DT1 (DISC) (cause: normal call clearing) I (DISC) I (RELEAS) FACCH (cause: normal call clearing) DATRQ (RELEAS) DT1 (RELEAS) DT1 (REL CMP) DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: call control) I (RELCMP) FACCH DATIN (REL CMP) NRCLRCMD (2..) (stop..2. FR Call MS BTS BSC MSC Conversation phase .2 Normal Call Release (Originated by Network).PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.

Information System

PM:SBS Message Flows

1.2.3.3

Abnormal Call Release Procedure; Call drop: BTS sends CONNECTION FAILURE INDICATION to the BSC

MS

BTS

BSC

MSC

Call or dedicated connection (SDCCH or FACCH) established...
Radio link counter in the BTS (RDLNKTBS**) reaches “0” CONFL
(cause: radio link failure)

NRFLTCH (7.) or * NRFLSDCC (7.)

or...
TTRAU expiry*** or TSYNC/TSYNCDL**** expiry

CONFL
(cause: remote transcoder failure)

NRFLTCH (8.) or * NRFLSDCC (8.)

or...

T_MSRFPCI expiry*****

CONFL
(cause: T_MSRFPCI expired)

NRFLTCH (4.) or * NRFLSDCC (4.)

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MS

BTS
or...
MS-BTS distance exceeds the threshold EXCDIST

BSC

MSC

CONFL
(cause: distance limit exceeded******)

NRFLTCH (5.) or * NRFLSDCC (5.) DT1 (CL REQ)
(cause: radio interface message failure******)

A

NRCLRREQ (3.) or NRCLRREQ (6.)******

DT1 (CL CMD) B RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (New TCH) or SDCCH Reset T_MSRFPCI RCHRA If TCH MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.) (stop, if previously started) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS If SDCCH MBUSYSDC ASDCALTI (stop, if previously started) NRCLRCMD (1.) DT1 (CL CMP)

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(*)

If the CONNECTION FAILURE INDICATION is received a TCH, NRFLTCH is triggered; if it is received for an SDCCH, NRFLSDCC is triggered. RDLNKTBS is the initial value of the 'S' Counter. This counter in the BTS is decreased by '1' if the BTS cannot decode a SACCH frame correctly. When the BTs can decode a SACCH frame again, RDLNKTBS is increased by '2'. If the counter reaches '0', the Um connection is regarded as lost. TTRAU is started in the BTS on receipt of the CHANNEL ACTIVATION message for a TCH. Its purpose is to observe the receipt of TRAU frames from the TRAU after the activation of the TCH, i.e. it is stopped when TRAU frames are received. TSYNC is started in the BTS when the BTS does not receive valid TRAU frames for an activated TCH anymore. Its purpose is to observe the re-appearance of TRAU frames from the TRAU, i.e. it is stopped again when TRAU frames are received. TSYNC is used for FR, HR and EFR speech calls and for standard dataservices (up to 9,6 kbit/s). For AMR calls and 14,4 kbit/s dataservices TSYNC is replaced by TSYNCDL.

(**)

(***)

(****)

(*****) T_MSRFPCI is started in the BTS on receipt of the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE message for a TCH. Its purpose is to observe the receipt of the MPRCI message, i.e. it is stopped when the MRPCI message is received. The BSC sends this message when the MS has successfully sent the first layer 3 message on a new channel during call setup (CM SERVICE REQUEST (for the SDCCH) and ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE) and handover (ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE (intracell HO) and HANDOVER COMPLETE (inter-cell handover)). As T_MSRFPCI is hardcoded to a very long value (20s), this timer should never expire under normal conditions and reasonable timer settings. (******) When the BSC receives a CONNECTION FAILURE INDICATION with cause ’distance limit exceeded’, the cause value contained in the CLEAR REQUEST message will not be ’radio interface message failure’ but ’distance’. Consequently also the corresponding NRCLRREQ subcounter (6.) is triggered instead of subcounter (3.). A If the CONN_FAIL is received on TCH, the corresponding subcounter is NRCLRREQ 3 or 6 (see note above); on the contrary if it is received on SDCCH, the corresponding subcounter is NRCLRREQ 21 or 24. NRCLRCMD (1) if CONN_FAIL is received on TCH NRCLRCMD (13) if CONN_FAIL is received on SDCCH

B

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Abnormal Call Release Procedure; Call drop: BTS sends ERROR INDICATION to the BSC

MS

BTS

BSC

MSC

Call or dedicated connection (SDCCH or FACCH) established...
BTS has sent a Um layer 2 (LAPDm) message in ’acknowledged mode’ N200+1 times to the MS without receiving an appropriate layer 2 acknowledgement. ERRIN
(cause: timer T200 expired N200+1 times)

NRFLTCH (1.) or * NRFLSDCC (1.)

RELIN**

or...
MS has sent a Um layer 2 (LAPDm) message DM (Mode) to the BTS while the BTS-MS communication is in ’multiple frame stablished state’

DM
FACCH or SDCCH

ERRIN
(cause: unsolicited DM response, multiple frame established state)

NRFLTCH (2.) or * NRFLSDCC (2.)

RELIN**

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) (stop. NRFLSDCC is triggered.) RCHRL (New TCH) Reset T_MSRFPCI RCHRA If TCH MTCHBUTI (1.. if previously started) 1 if TCH 13 if SDCCH DT1 (CL CMP) (*) If the ERROR INDICATION is received for a TCH. if it is received for a SDCCH.) RELIN** DT1 (CL REQ) 3 if TCH 21 if SDCCH NRCLRREQ (3. The RELEASE INDICATION is always sent directly after the ERROR INDICATION to indicate that the layer 2 context on the Um interface has already been cleared by the BTS.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTS or.) (cause: radio interface message failure) DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (1.) or * NRFLSDCC (3.. if previously started) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS If SDCCH MBUSYSDC ASDCALTI (stop. (**) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 43 . BSC MSC BTS has detected irregularities in the Um layer 2 (LAPDm) flow control functions (wrong message sequence) useds in ’acknowledged mode’ ERRIN (cause: sequence error) NRFLTCH (3.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1. NRFLTCH is triggered.

FR Call MS BTS BSC MSC Call or dedicated TCH connection in a stable phase.) (stop. the MS disconnects the layer 2 on the Um interface.3.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1. Due to MS-internal irregularities. if previously started) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - 44 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) (cause: radio interface failure) DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (1.) RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (New TCH) Reset T_MSRFPCI RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1.2.5 Abnormal Call Release.. BTS sends RELEASE INDICATION during a stable call phase to the BSC.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.. DISC RELIN DT1 (CL REQ) NRCLRREQ (2.

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.) CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (HO CMD) MTCHBUTI (1. 2 if FV2. BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.2.) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 45 .2.) (start) I (HO CMD) FACCH Start T8 AININIRH (*) AOUINIRH (*) HANDO HO ACCESS (***) FACCH Start T3124 FACCH HO ACCESS (***) Stop TTRAU (**) FACCH UI (PHYS INFO) Stop T3124 Start T3105 SABM FACCH Stop T3105 UA FACCH ESTIN (new TCH) TNTCHCL (1..1 Inter-Cell Handover. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) BWHCI (with HO cause) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] Start THORQST ATTCHSEI (1..4.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1. Intra-BSC. Intra-BSC Successful Inter-Cell Handover. FR Call MS BTSold BTSnew Call in progress.4 1.

) (stop. (***) 46 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTSold I (HO CMP) BTSnew DATIN (HO CMP) BSC MSC FACCH Stop T8 SINTHINT (*) SININIRH (*) SOUINIRH (*) SINHOBSC (*) MRPCI DT1 (HOPER) Stop T_MSRFPCI RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. the MS does not wait for any response from the BTS but directly sets up the layer 2 connection (using the SABM) after the last HO ACCESS.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.) Call continuation .. (*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION. HO ACCESS is transmitted exactly 4 times.. In case of intra-BSC handover this is done after receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message. if previously started) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS (with HO cause) SUCTCHSE (1. TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.

When the BSC receives an INTERCELL HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION for a TCH with a valid target cell.)(**)(***) ATINHIRC (*)(**)(***) NHOINRHA (3. "locked" state of the TRXs or/and "locked" state of the CHAN objects in the target BTS. If no TCH can be found due to TCH congestion. Intra-BSC. . (*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITON INDICATION. . Only if the BSC finds one target BTS in state "unlocked/enabled" and (in case of traffic handover) with a TCH load below the TRFLTH threshold.. .2 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover Attempt. if the INTERCELL HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION contains the cause "traffic". .. . BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI Start THORQST . .)(**)(***) ATINHIRC (*)(**)(***) NHOINRHA (3. Only in this case the measurements ATINHIRC (for the originating BTS) and ATTCHSEI (for the target BTS) are triggered. . NHOINRHA is triggered.4.2. .)(**)(***) ATCHSMBS (1. (with HO cause) .)(**) Call continuation .. FR Call MS BTSold BTSnew Call in progress. .. No TCH Available in Target Cell.)(**) Expiry THORQST BWHCI (with HO cause) ATTCHSEI (1.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1. ATCHSMBS is triggered for the target BTS in addition and the next target cell is analyzed. . (***) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 47 . it first checks the administrative state (locked/unlocked/shutting down) and the availability state (enabled/disabled) of the target BTS objects. If no target BTS in state "unlocked/enabled" or (in case of traffic handover) no target cell with the TCH load below the threshold TRFLTH can be found. it checks the TCH load situation with respect to the threshold TRFLTH. Moreover. Also 21 [if AMR] and 12. the BSC starts to search for an available TCH in the "idle list" of the target cell. Also CHALHNLY is triggered: 20 [if full V1/V2] and 11. In this case neither ATINHIRC nor ATTCHSEI nor ATCHSMBS are increased.)(**)(***) ATCHSMBS (1. ATTCHSEI (1.

with Reversion to Old TCH (T3124 Expiry)..4. Intra-BSC. ABISPSUP [6] If last abis.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. start ABISPSUP [5] ATTCHSEI (1.2. BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI Start THORQST (with HO cause) MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1..) (start) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI I (HO CMD) FACCH DATRQ (HO CMD) Start T8 AININIRH (*) AOUINIRH (*) HO ACCESS FACCH Start T3124 HO ACCESS FACCH FACCH HO ACCESS does not get through*** HO ACCESS Expiry T3124 FACCH SABM ESTIN [old TCH] UA FACCH I (HO FAIL) FACCH DATIN (HO FAIL) (cause: protocol error. FR Call MS BTSold BTSnew Call in progress.) CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MTCHBUTI (1. 2 if FV2.3 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover. unspecified**) Stop T8 HOFITABS UNINHOIE (*) 48 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . 3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1].) ATINHIRC (*) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.

) (stop) AALTCHTI (1. (****) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 49 . The MS can still return to the old channel after it has received the PHYSICAL INFORMATION from the BTS. This happens when the layer 2 connection setup fails.) (stop) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - Call continuation . (*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION.. The actual cause value used by the MS might differ from the one indicated in the message flow other cause values such as "abnormal release. timer expired" or "abnormal release.e. i. unspecified" etc. might be used.. The handover might not only fail due to the fact that no PHYSICAL INFORMATION is received after transmission of the HANDOVER ACCESS on the target channel. when the MS does not receive any UA after repeated transmission of the SABM on the target channel.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC RCHRL (New TCH) RCHRA Reset TTRAU Reset T_MSRFPCI MTCHBUTI (1.

4 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover. 2 if FV2. ABISPSUP [6] If last abis.) CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (HO CMD) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MTCHBUTI (1. T8<TTRAU)..4. Intra-BSC. with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD. BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI Start THORQST (with HO cause) MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1. FR Call (T8 Expiry) MS BTSold BTSnew Call in progress.. start ABISPSUP [5] ATTCHSEI (1.) ATINHIRC (*) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1. 3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1].PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.) (cause: radio interface message failure) HO CMD is lost ..) (start) I (HO CMD) FACCH Start T8 AININIRH (*) AOUINIRH (*) Expiry T8 UNIHIRLC DT1 (CL REQ) NRCLRREQ (3.) RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA DT1 (CL CMP) 50 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .2. DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (1..

A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 51 . Note: These subcounters are triggered both for the new and old channel's release..) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.) (stop) A MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - Call release .Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BTSnew BSC RLSD RLC MSC RCHRL (New TCH) RCHRA Reset TTRAU Reset T_MSRFPCI MTCHBUTI (1.. (*) A Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION.

) DT1 (CL CMP) 52 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .2... T8>TTRAU). ABISPSUP [6] If last abis. BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI Start THORQST (with HO cause) MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1..) (start) I (HO CMD) FACCH Start T8 AININIRH (*) AOUINIRH (*) HO CMD is lost . 3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1].) DT1 (CL REQ) NRCLRREQ (3..) ATINHIRC (*) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.5 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover. Expiry TTRAU CONFL NRFLTCH (8.4. Intra-BSC with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD.) CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (HO CMD) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MTCHBUTI (1.) (cause: radio interface message failure) (Cause: remote transcoder failure) DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (1. FR Call (TTRAU Expiry) MS BTSold BTSnew Call in progress. start ABISPSUP [5] ATTCHSEI (1. 2 if FV2.

) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.) (stop) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS RLSD RELRQ RLC RELCN RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA (*) A Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BTSnew BSC RCHRL (New TCH) A MSC RCHRA Reset T_MSRFPCI MTCHBUTI (1. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 53 . Note: These subcounters are triggered both for the new and old channel's release.

6 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover. 3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1]. with Loss of MS.. [(NY1+1) * T3105]<<T8<TTRAU) MS BTSold BTSnew Call in progress. Start T3105 Expiry T3105 FACCH Start T3105 54 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . start ABISPSUP [5] ATTCHSEI (1.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.2.4. ABISPSUP [6] If last abis.. Intra-BSC. no SABM is received at the BTS.) ATINHIRC (*) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.) start I (HO CMD) FACCH Start T8 AININIRH (*) AOUINIRH (*) HO ACCESS FACCH HANDO Stop TTRAU (**) UI (PHYS INFO) FACCH Start T3124 MS does not react to PHYS INFO. BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI (with HO cause) Start THORQST MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1. Handover Access Failure (No SABM after Transmission of PHYSICAL INFO.) CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (HO CMD) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MTCHBUTI (1. 2 if FV2. UI (PHYS INFO) MS does not react to PHYS INFO. no SABM is received at the BTS.

) (cause: radio interface message failure) DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (1.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC UI (PHYS INFO) MS does not react to PHYS INFO.) (stop) A MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - A (*) Note: These subcounters are triggered both for the new and old channel's release. Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION.) RCHRL (New TCH) RCHRA DT1 (CL CMP) RLSD RELRQ RLC RELCN RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1. Expiry T3105 FACCH Start T3105 Expiry T3105 (***) CONFL (cause: HO access failure) NRFLTCH (6.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.) DT1 (CL REQ) NRCLRREQ (3. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 55 . (***) Note: T3105 expires (NY1+1) times. no SABM is received at the BTS.

start ABISPSUP [5] ATTCHSEI (1.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.) ATINHIRC (*) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1. for concentric cells) 56 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .4.) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] PAREQ PAREA CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) FACCH MTCHBUTI (1. FR Call MS BTSold BTSnew Call in progress..) (start) Start T8 HO ACCESS AININIRH (*) AOUINIRH (*) HANDO Stop TTRAU (**) FACCH Start T3124 UI (PHYS INFO) FACCH Stop T3124 SABM FACCH Start T3105 Stop T3105 UA FACCH ESTIN new TCH TNTCHCL (1. 3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1].7 Successful Inter-Cell Handover (Intra-BSC) between Colocated Concentric Cells. 2 if FV2. BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI (with HO cause) MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.2. ABISPSUP [6] If last abis..

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold I (HO CMP) BTSnew BSC MSC FACCH DATIN (HO CMP) Stop T8 SINTHINT (*) SININIRH (*) SOUINIRH (*) SINHOBSC (*) MRPCI DT1 (HOPER) Stop T_MSRFPCI RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 57 . TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU..) (stop) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS SUCTCHSE (1.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1. (*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION.. In case of intra-BSC handover this is done after receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message.) (with HO cause) Call continuation . This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH.

2.8 Successful Inter-Cell Handover.4.) DATIN (HO CMP) Stop T8 SINTHINT (*) SININIRH (*) SOUINIRH (*) SINHOBSC (*) I (HO CMP) FACCH 58 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) CHNAV (New TCH) (Activation type: related to synchronous handover) Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) FACCH (Synchronization Indicator: synchronized) MTCHBUTI (1. Between Synchronized Cells. Intra-BTSE. BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1. FR Call MS BTSold BTSnew Call in progress. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) BWHCI (with HO cause) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] Start THORQST ATTCHSEI (1.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1..) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1. 2 if FV2..) (start) Start T8 AININIRH (*) AOUINIRH (*) HO ACCESS (***) FACCH FACCH HO ACCESS (***) HO ACCESS (***) FACCH FACCH HO ACCESS (***) Stop TTRAU (**) SABM HANDO FACCH UA FACCH ESTIN (new TCH) TNTCHCL (1.

In case of intra-BSC handover this is done after receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. HO ACCESS is transmitted exactly 4 times. TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BTSnew MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI RELRQ RELCN BSC MSC DT1 (HOPER) (with HO cause) SUCTCHSE (1.. (***) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 59 .) RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop. (*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the BWHCI. if previously started) Call continuation .) (stop) AALTCHTI (1. the MS does not wait for any response from the BTS but directly sets up the layer 2 connection (using the SABM) after the last HO ACCESS..

Intra-BSC. FR Call MS BTSold BTSnew Call in progress.2.4..) Start TTRAU (**) MTCHBUTI (1.) if last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.9 Successful Inter-Cell Handover. 2 if FV2. MSC Controlled. HO CMD) (***) Stop T7 AOUINIRH (*) AININIRH (*) Start T8 DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) FACCH HO ACCESS FACCH HANDO Start T3124 60 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1..) (start) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI Stop TTRAU (**) CC (HO RAC. HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] CHNAV (New TCH) CR (HO REQ) ATTCHSEI (1. BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI Start THORQST (with HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD) Start T7 MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.

(*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION. In case of MSC-controlled handover this is done on the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS.) Stop T8 RELRQ DT1 (CL CMP) RELCN RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1. HANDOVER COMMAND contains the BCCH and BSIC frequency of an internal neighbour cell. TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. (***) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 61 .) DATIN (HO CMP) DT1 (HO CMP) SUCTCHSE (1. if previously started) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - Call continuation .. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH..) (stop.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC PHYS INFO FACCH Stop T3124 SABM FACCH Start T3105 Stop T3105 ESTIN new TCH UA FACCH TNTCHCL (1.) MRPCI I (HO CMP) FACCH Stop T_MSRFPCI DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: handover successful) SOUINIRH (*) SININIRH (*) NRCLRCMD (3.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.

. Intra-BSC MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC SDCCH transaction or call in SDCCH phase in progress . UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI (with HO cause) CHALNHLY [19] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY [1] MBUSYSD (+) NATTSDPE ATINHIRC (*) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI Start THORQST CHNAV (New SDCCH) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) SDCCH Start T8 AININIRH (*) AOUINIRH (*) AISHINTE HANDO HO ACCESS SDCCH Start T3124 SDCCH HO ACCESS UI (PHYS INFO) SDCCH Stop T3124 SABM SDCCH Start T3105 Stop T3105 UA SDCCH ESTIN new SDCCH I (HO CMP) FACCH DATIN (HO CMP) Stop T8 SINTHINT (*) SININIRH (*) SOUINIRH (*) SISHINTE SINHOBSC (*) 62 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .4.2.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.10 Successful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover..

(*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION...Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BTSnew MRPCI BSC MSC DT1 (HOPER) Stop T_MSRFPCI NASUSDPE RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (Old SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSD MBUSYSSP [4] (accumulation) (**) (with HO cause) Call continuation . A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 63 . Note: Subcounter of MBUSYSSP depends on type of original SDCCH transaction at call setup.

PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. IntraBSC. the BSC starts to search for an available SDCCH in the "idle list" of the target cell. . If no SDCCH can be found due to SDCCH congestion. If no target BTS in state "unlocked/enabled" can be found.. . (*) (**) (***) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITON INDICATION. NATTSDPE (**) (***) ATSDCMBS (**) (***) ATINHIRC (*)(**) (***) NHOINRHA (3. it first checks the administrative state (locked/unlocked/shutting down) and the availability state (enabled/disabled) of the target BTS objects.. . . ATSDCMBS is triggered for the target BTS in addition and the next target cell is analyzed. . .. . BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI Start THORQST .)(**) Expiry THORQST BWHCI (with HO cause) NATTSDPE (**) (***) ATSDCMBS (**) (***) ATINHIRC (*)(**) (***) NHOINRHA (3. NHOINRHA is triggered. "locked" state of the TRXs or/and "locked" state of the CHAN objects in the target BTS. In this case neither ATINHIRC nor NATTSDPE nor ATSDCMBS are increased. (with HO cause) .11 Unsuccessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover Attempt. Only in this case the measurements ATINHIRC (for the originating BTS) and NATTSDPE (for the target BTS) are triggered.4. When the BSC receives an INTERCELL HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION for and SDCCH-SDCCH handover with a valid target cell.2.. . Only if the BSC finds one target BTS in state "unlocked/enabled". CHALNHLY [19] total request CHALNHLY [1] not served 64 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . . No SDCCH Available in Target Cell MS BTSold BTSnew Call in progress.)(**) Call continuation . .

.2. Intra-BSC.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.) DT1 (CL CMP) RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (Old SDCCH) RCHRA A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 65 . Expiry T8 UNIHIRLC UISHIRLC DT1 (CL REQ) NRCLRREQ (21..) (cause: radio interface message failure) DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (13.. BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI Start THORQST (with HO cause) CHALNHLY [19] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY [1] MBUSYSD (+) NATTSDPE ATINHIRC (*) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (New SDCCH) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI I (HO CMD) SDCCH DATRQ (HO CMD) Start T8 AININIRH (*) AOUINIRH (*) AISHINTE HO CMD is lost . with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD.4. T8 Expiry) MS BTSold BTSnew Call in progress.12 Unsuccessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover..

dec for 2 sdcch (*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTSold BTSnew BSC RLSD RLC MSC RCHRL (New SDCCH) RCHRA Reset T_MSRFPCI ASDCALTI (stop) (*) MBUSYSD . 66 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .

. Inter-BSC. FR Call MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew Call in progress.2. HO CMD) Stop T7 ATINBHDO (*) DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) FACCH Start T_MSRFPCI Stop TTRAU (**) Start Trr7 (***) Start T8 HO ACCESS FACCH Start T3124 FACCH HO ACCESS HANDO DT1 (HO DET) UI (PHYS INFO) Stop T3124 FACCH Start T3105 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 67 .) (start) Start TTRAU Start THORQST Start T7 CHNAK CC (HO RAC.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.5 1.5. 2 if FV2. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) BWHCI (with HO cause) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] DT1 (HO RQD) CR (HO REQ) ATTCHSEI (1.) CHNAV (New TCH) MTCHBUTI (1. Inter-BSC Successful Inter-Cell Handover. UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.2. HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD..1 Inter-Cell Handover.

) MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI SUINBHDO (*) NRCLRCMD (3. TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.) FACCH DATIN (HO CMP) DT1 (HO CMP) Stop Trr7 (***) DT1 (CL CMD) Stop T8 (cause: handover successful) SUCTCHSE (1.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1. In case of inter-BSC handover this is done on the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS. if previously started) RLC MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - Call continuation .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTSold BSCold SABM MSC BSCnew BTSnew FACCH Stop T3105 ESTIN UA I (HO CMP) FACCH TNTCHCL (1. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. (*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION..) (stop..) RELRQ RELCN DT1 (CL CMP) RLSD RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1. Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD. (***) 68 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .

)(**)(***) ATINHIRC (*)(**)(***) NHOINRHA (3. BSCT7=HLFSEC-6) to ensure that NHOINRHA (2.)(**) CREF (HO FAI) (cause: no radio resource available) Start THORQST Start T7 DT1 (HO RRJ) (cause: no radio resource available) NRINHDFL Expiry T7 NHOINRHA (2.. This means that the timer T7 must be set appropriately (e. If .by chance .Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.2 Unsuccsessful Inter-Cell Handover.g.. Inter-BSC. (***) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 69 . UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI (with HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD) CR (HO REQ) ATTCHSEI (1.) counts correctly in case of Inter-BSC handover.) is not triggered.)* Call continuation . ATTCHSEI and ATCHSMBS are only triggered if the target BTS indicated in the HO REQ message is in state unlocked/enabled..) of the measurement NHOINRHA is triggered when the administrable BSSMAP timer T7 (database parameter name BSCT7) expires.2.the call is released before T7 expires.)(**)(***) ATCHSMBS (1. (*) (**) Note: Subcounter (2. Also 21 [if AMR] and 12.5. with suitable settings of BSCT7 this happens after the receipt of a HANDOVER REQUIRED REJECT message from the MSC. FR Call MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew Call in progress. No TCH Available in Target Cell. NHOINRHA (2.. Also CHALHNLY is triggered: 20 [if full V1/V2] and 11.

UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1. HO CMD) Stop T7 ATINBHDO (*) I (HO CMD) FACCH Start T_MSRFPCI Stop TTRAU (**) Start Trr7 (***) DATRQ (HO CMD) Start T8 HO ACCESS FACCH Start T3124 FACCH HO ACCESS does not get through***** HO ACCESS Expiry T3124 SABM FACCH ESTIN 70 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 ..) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.2.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) BWHCI (with HO cause) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] DT1 (HO RQD) CR (HO REQ) ATTCHSEI (1. with Reversion to Old TCH.3 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover.5. FR Call (T3124 Expiry) MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew Call in progress. Inter-BSC.) CHNAV (New TCH) MTCHBUTI (1.) (start) CC (HO RAC. HO CMD) Start TTRAU Start THORQST Start T7 CHNAK DT1 (HO CMD. 2 if FV2.

timer expired" or "abnormal release..e.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew UA FACCH I (HO FAIL) FACCH (cause: DATIN protocol error unspecified****) (HO FAIL) Stop T8 DT1 (HO FAI) NRUNINHD (cause: radio interface failure..) (stop.other cause values such as "abnormal release.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1. Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD. In case of inter-BSC handover this is done on the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS. i. The MS can still return to the old channel after it has received the PHYSICAL INFORMATION from the BTS. might be used. (*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION. unspecified" etc. TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 71 . (***) (****) The actual cause value used by the MS might differ from the one indicated in the message flow . (*****) The handover might not only fail due to the fact that no PHYSICAL INFORMATION is received after transmission of the HANDOVER ACCESS on the target channel. This happens when the layer 2 connection setup fails. if previously started) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - RLSD RLC Call continuation . This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. reversion to old channel) Stop Trr7 (***) DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: equipment failure) NRCLRCMD (4.) Reset T_MSRFPCI RCHRL (New TCH) DT1 (CL CMP) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1. when the MS does not receive any UA after repeated transmission of the SABM on the target channel.

4 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover. 2 if FV2.) 72 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) BWHCI (with HO cause) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] DT1 (HO RQD) CR (HO REQ) ATTCHSEI (1.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.) (start) CC (HO RAC. HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD) Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI Stop TTRAU (**) Start THORQST Start T7 Stop T7 ATINBHDO (*) I (HO CMD) FACCH Start Trr7 (***) DATRQ (HO CMD) Start T8 HO CMD is lost .2.. FR Call (T8 Expiry) MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew Call in progress.) CHNAV (New TCH) MTCHBUTI (1..) DT1 (CL REQ) (cause: radio interface message failure) NRCLRREQ (3.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1. UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.. Inter-BSC with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD..5. Expiry T8 NRFLTCH (9. T8<Trr7).

This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. Its value is hardcoded to 15 sec. TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1. Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD. if previously started) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - RLSD RLC (*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (1. RCHRA if previously started) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - Expiry Trr7 (***) DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD [4] (cause: equipment failure) RCHRL (New TCH) Reset T_MSRFPCI DT1 (CL CMP) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop.) DT1 (CL CMP) DATRQ (CHREL) DESAC RLSD RLC RELIN RCHRL (Old TCH) MTCHBUTI (1. In case of inter-BSC handover this is done on the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS..) (stop.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1. (***) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 73 .

.5 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover..) (start) CC (HO RAC... Expiry Trr7 DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (2. Inter-BSC with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD. UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI (with HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD) CR (HO REQ) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] ATTCHSEI (1.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1. HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD) Stop T7 ATINBHDO (*) DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) FACCH CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI Stop TTRAU (**) Start Trr7 (***) Start T8 HO CMD is lost .5.2.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.) (cause: call control) (cause: equipment failure) DT1 (CL CMP) 74 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU Start THORQST Start T7 MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.) Reset T8 DT1 (CL CMP) DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (4. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) MTCHBUTI (1. T8>Trr7). FR Call (Trr7 Expiry) MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew Call in progress. 2 if FV2.

.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew RCHRL (New TCH) Reset T_MSRFPCI RCHRA DATRQ (CHREL) DESAC RLSD RLC RELIN MTCHBUTI (1. In case of inter-BSC handover this is done on the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS.) (stop) RLSD RLC RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1. Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD. (***) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 75 . TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. Its value is hardcoded to 15 sec.) (stop) (*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION.

[(NY1+1) * T3105]<<T8<TTRAU) MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew Call in progress.5. Handover Access Failure (No SABM received after Transmission) of PHYSICAL INFO.6 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover. with Loss of MS. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) MTCHBUTI (1.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. Inter-BSC.) CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU Start THORQST Start T7 MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1..) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1. UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI (with HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD) CR (HO REQ) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] ATTCHSEI (1.) (start) CC (HO RAC. HO CMD) Stop T7 ATINBHDO (*) DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) FACCH CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI Stop TTRAU (**) Start Trr7 (***) Start T8 HO ACCESS FACCH Start T3124 FACCH HO ACCESS 76 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD. 2 if FV2.2..

UI (PHYS INFO) MS does not react to PHYS INFO.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew HANDO DT1 (HO DET) UI (PHYS INFO) FACCH MS does not react to PHYS INFO. no SABM is received at the BTS. Start T3105 Expiry T3105 FACCH Start T3105 Expiry T3105 FACCH Start T3105 Expiry T3105 (****) CONFL DT1 (CL REQ) (cause: radio interface message failure) (cause: handover access failure) DT1 (CL CMD) DT1 (CL CMD) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 77 . no SABM is received at the BTS. no SABM is received at the BTS. UI (PHYS INFO) MS does not react to PHYS INFO.

TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. the BTS sends the CONNECTION FAILURE INDICATION with cause “handover access failure”. Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD. In case of inter-BSC handover this is done on the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew RCHRL RELIN RCHRA MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS MTCHBUTI (1.) DT1 (CL CMP) DATRQ (CHREL) DESAC RLSD RLC RCHRL (Old TCH) RELIN RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1. if previously started) Expiry T8 NRFLTCH (9.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. When T3105 has expired NY1+1 times.) (stop.)(Stop) AALTCHTI (1.) DT1 (CL REQ) NRCLRREQ (3.) (Cause: radio interface message failure) DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (1. (***) (****) 78 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .)(Stop) (*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION.

7 Successful Inter-Cell Handover.) if last TCH start AALTCHTI (1. i MS BTSold BTSnew (belongs to BSC A) (belongs to BSC A) BSC A MSC BSC B Call in progress. FR Call The red colour indicates the BSC serving the first (really external) target cell in the target cell list of the HANDOVER REQUIRED message.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.. HO CMD) (***) Stop T7 AOUINIRH (*) AININIRH (*) DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) FACCH Start T8 HO ACCESS FACCH HANDO Stop TTRAU (**) Start T3124 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 79 .) ATCHSMBS (1. No TCH Available in First (external) Cell. Inter-BSC. UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI (with HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD) Start T7 CR (HO REQ) ATTCHSEI (1.2. HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD.) (start) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI CC (HO RAC.5. Second Target Cell Belongs to Originating BSC.) CREF (HO FAI) CR (HO REQ) ATTCHSEI (1..) (cause: no radio resource available) Start THORQST NRINHDFL CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU (**) MTCHBUTI (1.

PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTSold BTSnew (belongs to BSC A) (belongs to BSC A) PHYS INFO FACCH BSC A MSC BSC B Stop T3124 SABM FACCH Start T3105 Stop T3105 ESTIN UA FACCH TNTCHCL (1. 80 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) DATIN (HO CMP) DT1 (HO CMP) SUCTCHSE (1. In case of intra-BSC handover this is done after receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message.) MRPCI I (HO CMP) FACCH Stop T_MSRFPCI DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: handover successful) SOUINIRH (*) SININIRH (*) NRCLRCMD (3. HANDOVER COMMAND contains the BCCH and BSIC frequency of an internal neighbour cell. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.) Stop T8 DT1 (CL CMP) RELCN RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (stop) AALTCHTI (stop) RELRQ (*) (**) (***) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION.

8 Successful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover. Inter-BSC MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew Call in progress. HO CMD) Stop T7 ATINBHDO (*) AOINTESH Start Trr7 (***) Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) SDCCH Start T8 HO ACCESS SDCCH Start T3124 SDCCH HO ACCESS HANDO DT1 (HO DET) UI (PHYS INFO) Stop T3124 SDCCH Start T3105 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 81 .. UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI (with HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD) CR (HO REQ) (channel type: SDCCH) Start THORQST Start T7 CHALNHLY [19] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY [1] MBUSYSD (+) NATTSDPE If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (New SDCCH) CHNAK CC (HO RAC.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.2.5.. HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD.

) (**) (accumulation) MBUSYSD . Note: Subcounter of MBUSYSSP depends on type of original SDCCH transaction at call setup. Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD..) RELRQ RELCN DT1 (CL CMP) RLSD RCHRL (Old SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (n. (*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION. (**) (***) 82 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTSold BSCold SABM MSC BSCnew BTSnew SDCCH Stop T3105 ESTIN new SDCCH UA SDCCH I (HO CMP) SDCCH DATIN (HO CMP) DT1 (HO CMP) Stop Trr7 (***) NASUSDPE MRPCI DT1 (CL CMD) Stop T8 (cause: handover successful) Stop T_MSRFPCI SUINBHDO (*) SOINTESH NRCLRCMD (15..(decr.) RLC Call continuation .

.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1. UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI (with HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD) CR (HO REQ) (channel type: SDCCH) Start THORQST Start T7 NATTSDPE ATSDCMBS CHALNHLY [19] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY [1] CREF (HO FAI) (cause: no radio resource available) DT1 (HO RRJ) NRINHDFL Expiry T7 NHOINRHA (2.2. the same procedure is repeated in exactly the same way. Note: If the handover condition persists and another INTERCELL HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION is received from the BTS after expiry of T7.) Call continuation .5. No SDCCH Available in Target Cell MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew Call in progress... A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 83 .9 Unsuccsessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover.. Inter-BSC.

UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI (with HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD) CR (HO REQ) (channel type: SDCCH) Start THORQST Start T7 CHALNHLY [19] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY [1] MBUSYSD (+) NATTSDPE If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (New SDCCH) CHNAK CC (HO RAC. Inter-BSC with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD.10 Unsuccessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover... HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD) Stop T7 ATINBHDO (*) AOINTESH I (HO CMD) SDCCH Start T_MSRFPCI Start Trr7 (***) DATRQ (HO CMD) Start T8 HO CMD is lost . T8<Trr7... Expiry T8 NRFLSDCC UMCSHLC DT1 (CL REQ) NRCLRREQ (21.5.2.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. T8 Expiry) MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew Call in progress.) (cause: radio interface message failure) 84 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .

) (**) (accumulation) Expiry Trr7 (***) DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: equipment failure) NRCLRCMD (16.(decr. Its value is hardcoded to 15 sec.) RCHRL (New SDCCH) DT1 (CL CMP) Reset T_MSRFPCI RCHRA ASDCALTI MBUSYSD .) DT1 (CL CMP) DATRQ (CHREL) DESAC RLSD RLC RELIN RCHRL (Old SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI MBUSYSSP (n. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 85 .) RLSD RLC (*) (**) (***) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (13.. Note: Subcounter of MBUSYSSP depends on type of original SCDDH transaction Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD.

The difference just consists in the handover cause. start ABISPSUP [5] WIHCI (with HO cause) Start THORQST ATTCHSEI (1.2. i MS BTS Call in progress. ABISPSUP [6] If last abis. UI (MEAS REP) BSC MSC SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.6.) CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI I (ASS CMD) Old FACCH CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MTCHBUTI (1.6 1.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.) (start) DATRQ (ASS CMD) Start T10 ESTIN Stop TTRAU (**) ATINHIAC (*) TNTCHCL (1.2..1 Intra-Cell Handover Successful Intra-Cell Handover.) SABM New FACCH UA New FACCH I (ASS CMP) New FACCH DATIN (ASS CMP) Stop T10 SINTHITA (*) SINHOBSC (*) 86 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . intra-cell handover complete <--> inner in concentric cells and intra-cell handover far <--> near in extended cells.. 3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1]. 2 if FV2. FR Call Note: This message flow is valid for intra-cell handover due to quality.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.

A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 87 . This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. In case of intra-cell handover this is done after receipt of the ESTABLISH INDICATION for the target TCH.) (stop. (*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION..) MRPCI (with HO cause) MSC Stop T_MSRFPCI RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTS BSC DT1 (HOPER) SUCTCHSE (1.. if previously started) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - Call continuation .

No TCH Available. FR Call MS BTSold BTSnew Call in progress.) Call continuation with inter-cell handover attempt..PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. 88 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 ..)(BTS new) ATINHIRC (*) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1. The inter-cell handover is sent after “n” intra-cell handover.) ATCHSMBS (1. BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH WIHCI Start THORQST (cause: downlink/uplink quality) ATTCHSEI (1. (*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION.2 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover Due to Quality.) Expiry THORQST BWHCI (**) (cause: downlink/uplink quality) ATTCHSEI (1. An inter-cell handover due to quality is triggered.2.. if the handover conditions persist and the call is still on the old TCH when the next HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION is sent after expiry of THORQST.. Only for intra-cell handover due to quality.6.) NHOINRHA (4.

6...3 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover Due to Quality with Reversion to Old TCH. UI (MEAS REP) BSC MSC SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1..2. ABISPSUP [6] If last abis.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1. 3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1]. 2 if FV2.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1..) (start) DATRQ (ASS CMD) Start T10 ATINHIAC (*) SABM New FACCH Access to target channel fails .) CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI I (ASS CMD) Old FACCH CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MTCHBUTI (1. start ABISPSUP [5] WIHCI (cause: downlink/uplink quality) Start THORQST ATTCHSEI (1. FR Call MS BTS Call in progress. SABM Old FACCH ESTIN old TCH UA I (ASS FAIL) Old FACCH (cause: protocol error unspecified) DATIN (ASS FAIL) Stop T10 UNINHOIA (*) RCHRL (New TCH) Reset TTRAU Reset T_MSRFPCI A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 89 .

) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.) (stop. (*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION. Only for intra-cell handover due to quality. The inter-cell handover is sent after “n” intra-cell handover. 90 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTS RCHRA BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH MTCHBUTI (1.. if the handover conditions persist and the call is still on the old TCH when the next HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION is sent after expiry of THORQST.. if previously started) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - Expiry THORQST BWHCI (**) (cause:downlink/uplink quality) Call continuation with inter-cell handover attempt . An inter-cell handover due to quality is triggered.

radio interface message failure) DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (1. UI (MEAS REP) BSC MSC SACCH SACCH MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] UI (MEAS REP) MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.) (start) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI I (ASS CMD) Old FACCH DATRQ (ASS CMD) Start T10 ATINHIAC (*) ASS CMD is lost .) (cause.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.6.) CHNAV (New TCH) ferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.. 2 if FV2.) DT1 (CL CMP) RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (New TCH) Reset TTRAU Reset T_MSRFPCI RCHRA MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS RLSD RLC MTCHBUTI (1. if previously started) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 91 .) (stop. FR Call (T10 Expiry) MS BTS Call in progress.2.4 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover with Loss of MS (Loss of ASS CMD. Expiry T10 UNIHIALC DT1 (CL REQ) NRCLRREQ (3. T10 < TTRAU)... 3 if FV3 WIHCI ATINHIRC (*) (with HO cause) Start THORQST CHALNHLY[20 (Full ATTCHSEI (1.) V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If last TCH start If layer is not the preAALTCHTI (1..Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.

PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTS RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA BSC MSC MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - (*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION. 92 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .

) (cause.. FR Call (TTRAU Expiry) MS BTS Call in progress.2. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) CHNAV (New TCH) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start) If layer is not the preCHNAK ferred one Start T_MSRFPCI CHALNHLY[2 or 3] DATRQ (ASS CMD) Start T10 ATINHIAC (*) I (ASS CMD) Old FACCH ASS CMD is lost . if previously started) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS DT1 (CL CMP) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 93 .) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.) RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (New TCH) Reset T_MSRFPCI RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.5 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover with Loss of MS (Loss of ASS CMD.6. 2 if FV2.) (stop. radio interface message failure) DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (1... T10>TTRAU). UI (MEAS REP) BSC MSC SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH WIHCI (with HO cause) ATTCHSEI (1.) Start THORQST MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1..Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1. Expiry TTRAU CONFL (cause: remote transcoder failure) NRFLTCH DT1 (CL REQ) NRCLRREQ (3.

) (stop) MSC MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - (*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION. 94 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTS BSC RLSD RCHRL (Old TCH) RLC RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1.

HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD. MSC Controlled. UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH WIHCI (cause: downlink/uplink quality) DT1 (HO RQD) Start T7 CR (HO REQ) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MEBUSTCH [1] ATTCHSEI (1.) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 95 . HO CMD) AOUINIRH AININIRH DATRQ (HO CMD) Start T8 HO ACCESS New FACCH Start T3124 HO ACCESS New FACCH HANDO DT1 (HO DET) New FACCH UI (PHYS INFO) Stop T3124 SABM New FACCH Start T3105 Stop T3105 ESTIN (New TCH) UA New FACCH TNTCHCL (1.) MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] If last TCH start MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.6. 2 if FV2.) (start) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI Stop TTRAU (**) Stop T7 I (HO CMD) Old FACCH CC (HO RAC.. 3 if FV3 AALTCHTI (1.6 Successful Intra-Cell Handover Due to Quality. FR Call MS BTS BSC MSC Call in progress..) ATINHIRC (*) CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.2.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.

) (stop) Call continuation .) DT1 (CL CMP) RELRQ RELCN RLSD RLC RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS I (HO CMP) New FACCH BTS BSC MSC DATIN (HO CMP) MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI Stop T8 SUCTCHSEIZ DT1 (HO CMP) DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: handover successful) SOUINIRH SININIRH NRCLRCMD (3. 96 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH.. (**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1. In case of MSC controlled handover this is done on the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS..

) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHALNHLY [19] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY [1] CHNAV (New SDCCH) MBUSYSD (+) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI I (ASS CMD) Old SDCCH DATRQ (ASS CMD) Start T10 ATINHIAC (*) AISHINTR ESTIN (New SDCCH) SABM New SDCCH UA New SDCCH I (ASS CMP) New SDCCH DATIN (ASS CMP) Stop T10 SINTHITA (*) SISHINTR SINHOBSC (*) DT1 (HOPER) NASUSDPE MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI (with HO cause) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 97 . UI (MEAS REP) BSC MSC SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH WIHCI Start THORQST (with HO cause) NATTSDPE NACSUCPR (3.2...) ATIMASCA (4.6.7 Successful SDCCH-SDCCH Intra-Cell Handover MS BTS Call in progress.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.

) (accumulation) Call continuation .. 98 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . (*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTS RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (Old SDCCH) RCHRA BSC MSC ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (n..

)(*) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH FHREQ BWHCI (cause: ’forced’.08 cause ’forced’) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] Start TTRAU Start TIMERFHO MTCHBUTI (1. BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1.. Intra-BSC.)(*) MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI I (HO CMD) SDCCH DATRQ (HO CMD) Start T8 AOUINIRH (7.7. target cell list) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH ATINHIRC (7.1 Directed Retry.2. Intra-BSC Successful Directed Retry.)(**) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.) AININIRH (7.) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 99 .) (*) TASSATT (2.7 1..) (*) ATCHSMBS (1.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.2. 2 if FV2.) HO ACCESS FACCH Start T3124 HO ACCESS FACCH (HANDO) Stop TTRAU (***) UI (PHYS INFO) Stop T3124 SABM FACCH FACCH Start T3105 Stop T3105 ESTIN (New TCH) UA FACCH TNTCHCL (1.) (**) CHNAV (New TCH) (contains CGI of BTS0 and GSM08. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) ATTCHSEI (1. FR Call MS BTSold BTSnew Call setup .

This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS FACCH BTSold I (HO CMP) BTSnew DATIN (HO CMP) BSC MSC Stop T8 SOUINIRH (7.) TASSSUCC (4.) SINTHINT (7.) SININIRH (7.) (accumulation) MBUSYSD (-) I (CHMM) FACCH DATRQ (CHMM) I (CHMMACK) FACCH DATIN (CHMMACK) DT1 (ALERT) DATRQ (ALERT) I (ALERT) FACCH DT1 (CONNECT) DATRQ (CONNECT) I (CONNECT) FACCH I (CONACK) FACCH DATIN (CONACK) DT1 (CONACK) Call continuation .. (*) (**) (***) Event is counted for the serving cell. Event is counted for the target cell..) SINHOBSC (7.) MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (1. 100 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . In case of intra-BSC directed retry this is done on receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message.) DT1 (ASS COM) SUCTCHSE (1.

No Target Cell Available. DT1 (ASS REQ) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH ATTCHSEI (1.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.2. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 101 .) DT1 (ASS FAI) TASSFAIL (8....) TASSATT (2.) ATCHSMBS (1.empty target cell list) NHOINRHA (1. FR Call MS BTS BSC MSC Call setup .) (cause: no radio resource available) DATRQ (DISC) DT1 (DISC) I (DISC) SDCCH Call release .) FHREQ UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI (cause: ’forced’.7..2 Unsuccessful Directed Retry. Intra-BSC.

7. 1 Target Cell Available..) (*) (cause: no radio resource available) DT1 (DISC) DATRQ (DISC) I (DISC) SDCCH (cause: normal..3 Unsuccessful Directed Retry.. 102 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . BSC MSC DT1 (ASS REQ) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH ATTCHSEI (1.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. (*) (**) Event is counted for the serving cell. FR Call MS BTSold BTSnew Call setup .) (*) FHREQ BWHCI (cause: ’forced’. one target cell included) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH ATINHIRC (7.) ATTCHSEI (1.) (**) DT1 (ASS FAI) TASSFAIL (8.2. Intra-BSC. unspecified) Call release . Target Cell Congested.) (*) ATCHSMBS (1..) (**) ATCHSMBS (1.) (*) TASSATT (2. Event is counted for the target cell.

BSC MSC DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1.) ATTCHSEI (1. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) Start TIMERFHO Start TTRAU ATINHIRC (7. target cell list) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.) (*) TASSATT (2.08 cause ’forced’) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MTCHBUTI (1.) (**) CHNAV (New TCH) (contains CGI of BTS0 and GSM08.) HO ACCESS does not get through**** HO ACCESS FACCH Start T3124 HO ACCESS FACCH Expiry T3124 SDCCH SABM UA SDCCH ESTIN (New SDCCH) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 103 .) (**) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.) (*) ATCHSMBS (1.4 Unsuccessful Directed Retry.) (start) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI I (HO CMD) SDCCH DATRQ (HO CMD) Start T8 AOUINIRH (7.) AININIRH (7.2.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH FHREQ BWHCI (cause: ’forced’.. FR Call (T3124 Expiry) MS BTSold BTSnew Call setup .7. Intra-BSC. 2 if FV2. with Reversion to SDCCH..

reversion to old channel) TASSFAIL (7. Event is counted for the target cell. This happens when the layer 2 connection setup fails.HO ACCESS not correctly received at BTS . if previously started) DT1 (DISC) DATRQ (DISC) (cause: normal. The actual cause value used by the MS might differ from the one indicated in the message flow . 104 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . unspecified***) Stop T8 HOFITABS UNINHOIE (7.e. might be used.. (*) (**) (****) Event is counted for the serving cell.PHYS INFO not correctly received at MS The MS can still return to the old channel after it has received the PHYSICAL INFORMATION from the BTS. when the MS does not receive any UA after repeated transmission of the SABM on the target channel.other cause values such as "abnormal release.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS I (HO FAIL) SDCCH BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC DATIN (HO FAIL) (cause: protocol error. unspecified) Call release .) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.) RCHRL (New TCH) Reset TTRAU Reset T_MSRFPCI RCHRA MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS I (DISC) SDCCH MTCHBUTI (1. Possible problem scenarios are: .) (stop. timer expired" or "abnormal release. unspecified" etc.) DT1 (ASS FAI) (cause: radio interface failure . (*****) The handover might not only fail due to the fact that no PHYSICAL INFORMATION is received after transmission of the HANDOVER ACCESS on the target channel. i..

) (**) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.) FHREQ BWHCI (cause: ’forced’.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) Start TTRAU Start TIMERFHO ATINHIRC (7. BSC MSC DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1.) ATTCHSEI (1.) (*) ATCHSMBS (1.) (*) AININIRH (7. FR Call (T8 Expiry) MS BTSold BTSnew Call setup .5 Unsuccessful Directed Retry. Expiry T8 UNIHIRLC (*) On old Channel DT1 (CL REQ) On old Channel NRCLRREQ (21.7.) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 105 ... target cell list) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.08 cause ’forced’) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MTCHBUTI (1.) (cause: radio interface message failure) DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (1.) (start) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) SDCCH Start T8 AOUINIRH (7.) (**) CHNAV (New TCH) (contains CGI of BTS0 and GSM08.) (*) TASSATT (2.) (*) On old Channel HO CMD is lost ...2. T8 < TTRAU). with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD. Intra-BSC. 2 if FV2.

PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTSold BTSnew BSC DT1 (CLCMP) MSC RCHRL (New TCH) Reset TTRAU Reset T_MSRFPCI Reset TIMERFHO RCHRA MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS MTCHBUTI (1. 106 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . if previously started) RLSD RLC RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (1.) (stop.) (accumulation) MBUSYSD (-) (*) (**) Event is counted for the serving cell. Event is counted for the target cell.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.

) HO CMD is lost .) (*) TASSATT (2.) (**) CHNAV (New TCH) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] (contains CGI of BTS0 and GSM08.08 cause ’forced’) MTCHBUTI (1. with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD..) (*) ATCHSMBS (1.) DT1 (CLCMP) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 107 . 2 if FV2.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.7. T8 > TTRAU).) ATTCHSEI (1.) (start) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI I (HO CMD) SDCCH DATRQ (HO CMD) Start T8 AOUINIRH (7.) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH FHREQ BWHCI (cause: ’forced’) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1. BSC MSC DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1..6 Unsuccessful Directed Retry.) DT1 (CL REQ) NRCLRREQ (3. Intra-BSC. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) Start TTRAU Start TIMERFHO ATINHIRC (7. FR Call (TTRAU Expiry) MS BTSold BTSnew Call setup . Expiry TTRAU CONFL (On TCH) NRFLTCH (8.) (**) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.) (cause: radio interface message failure) (cause: remote transcoder failure) DT1 (CL CMD) On TCH NRCLRCMD (1...) AININIRH (7.2.

) (accumulation) MBUSYSD (-) RLSD RLC (*) (**) Event is counted for the serving cell.) (stop) MEBUSTCH = AALTCHTI (1.) (stop. Event is counted for the target cell. MEBUTSLY if previously started) ABSPDIS - RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (1.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC RCHRL (New TCH) Reset T_MSRFPCI RCHRA MBTCHCH MTCHBUTI (1. 108 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .

HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD. 2 if FV2..) CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU Start TIMERFHO CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI MTCHBUTI (1.) (start) CC (HO RAC.2.) TASSATT (2.2.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1..8. HO CMD) Stop T7 ATINBHDO (7. Inter-BSC.) DT1 (HO RQD) (cause: directed retry) CR (HO REQ) (cause: directed retry) Start T7 CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH FHREQ BWHCI (cause: ’forced’) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH DT1 (ASS FAI) (cause: directed retry) TASSFAIL (9.1 Directed Retry.) I (HO CMD) SDCCH Stop TTRAU (**) Start Trr7 (***) DATRQ (HO CMD) Start T8 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 109 .) ATCHSMBS (1. Inter-BSC Successful Directed Retry. DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) ATTCHSEI (1.8 1. FR Call MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew Call setup .

.) Release of resources.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew HO ACCESS FACCH Start T3124 UI (PHYS INFO) Stop T3124 SABM FACCH DT1 (HO DET) HANDO FACCH Start T3105 Stop T3105 ESTIN TNTCHCL (1.) MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI SUINBHDO (7. DATRQ (CHMM) I (CHMM) FACCH I (CHMMACK) FACCH DATIN (CHMMACK) DT1 (ALERT) I (ALERT) DATRQ (ALERT) FACCH DT1 (CONNECT) DATRQ (CONNECT) I (CONNECT) FACCH 110 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 ..) UA FACCH I (HO CMP) FACCH DATIN (HO CMP) DT1 (HO CMP) DT1 (CL CMD) Stop T8 (cause: handover successful) SUCTCHSE (1.

Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD. In case of inter-BSC directed retry this is done on the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS... A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 111 . This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew I (CONACK) FACCH DT1 (CONACK) DATIN (CONACK) Call continuation . (**) (***) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.

8.. (*) Note: NHOINRHA (2.) is not triggered.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.. no Radio Resource available in Target Cell MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew Call setup .) ATCHSMBS (1.) TASSATT (2..) might not count in case of Inter-BSC directed retry due to the following reasons: If the MSC has rejected the inter-BSC directed retry handover attempt by sending a HANDOVER REQUIRED REJECT.) ATCHSMBS (1. DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1.. NHOINRHA (2. This will happen with normal settings of BSCT7 (e.) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH FHREQ BWHCI (cause: ’forced’) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH DT1 (ASS FAI) (cause: directed retry) TASSFAIL (9. BSCT7=HLFSEC-6). it will immediately release the resources by sending a CLEAR COMMAND to the BSC.) DT1 (HO RQD) (cause: directed retry) CR (HO REQ) (cause: directed retry) Start T7 ATTCHSEI (1.2 Unsuccessful Directed Retry. FR Call.)* DT1 (CLCMD) (cause: call control) NRCLRCMD [14] Call release . If the CLEAR COMMAND arrives before T7 expires.g.) CREF (HO FAI) (cause: no radio resource available) DT1 (HO RRJ) (cause: no radio resource available) NRINHDFL Expiry T7* NHOINRHA (2. 112 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . Inter-BSC.2.

with Reversion to SDCCH.) (start) Start TIMERFHO CHNAK CC (HO RAC. DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1..) TASSATT (2. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) ATTCHSEI (1. Inter-BSC. FR Call (T3124 Expiry) MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew Call setup ..) DT1 (HO RQD) (cause: directed retry) CR (HO REQ) (cause: directed retry) Start T7 CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1. HO CMD) Stop T7 ATINBHDO (7. HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD.) FHREQ BWHCI (cause: ’forced’) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH DT1 (ASS FAI) (cause: directed retry) TASSFAIL (9.) ATCHSMBS (1.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.8.3 Unsuccessful Directed Retry.2.) CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1. 2 if FV2.) I (HO CMD) SDCCH Start T_MSRFPCI Start Trr7 (***) DATRQ (HO CMD) Start T8 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 113 .

if previously started) RLSD RLC CL CMD (cause: call control) Call release . timer expired****) Stop T8 NRUNINHD DT1 (HO FAIL) (cause: radio interface failure. 114 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .. reversion to old channel) DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: equipment failure) NRCLRCMD (4.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTSold BSCold HO ACCESS MSC BSCnew BTSnew FACCH HO ACCESS FACCH HO ACCESS does not get through**** Expiry T3124 SABM SDCCH ESTIN (SDCCH) UA SDCCH I (HO FAIL) SDCCH DATIN (HO FAIL) (cause: abnormal release..) (stop.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.) RCHRL (New TCH) Reset TIMERFHO Reset T_MSRFPCI DT1 (CL CMP) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1.

e. when the MS does not receive any UA after repeated transmission of the SABM on the target channel. i. might be used. The MS can still return to the old channel after it has received the PHYSICAL INFORMATION from the BTS. unspecified" etc. timer expired" or "abnormal release.other cause values such as "abnormal release. This happens when the layer 2 connection setup fails. The actual cause value used by the MS might differ from the one indicated in the message flow .Information System PM:SBS Message Flows (***) (****) Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 115 . (*****) The handover might not only fail due to the fact that no PHYSICAL INFORMATION is received after transmission of the HANDOVER ACCESS on the target channel.

) ATCHSMBS (1.) DT1 (HO RQD) (cause: directed retry) CR (HO REQ) (cause: directed retry) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] Start T7 MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.. HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD.8.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.. Inter-BSC. with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD.. FR Call (T8 Expiry) MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew Call setup . 2 if FV2. HO CMD) Stop T7 ATINBHDO (7.) FHREQ BWHCI (cause: ’forced’) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH DT1 (ASS FAI) (cause: directed retry) TASSFAIL (9. 116 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . T8 < Trr7).) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1..) DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) SDCCH Stop TTRAU (**) Start Trr7 (***) Start T8 HO CMD is lost .) CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU Start TIMERFHO CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI MTCHBUTI (1.) TASSATT (2.4 Unsuccessful Derected Entry. DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1.) (start) CC (HO RAC.2. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) ATTCHSEI (1.

A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 117 .) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.) (accumulation) MBUSYSD (-) RLSD DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: equipment failure) NRCLRCMD (4.) (stop.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BSCold Expiry T8 NRSLSDCC DT1 (CLREQ) MSC BSCnew BTSnew NCLRREQ [21] (cause: radio interface msg. failure) DT1 (CL CMD) DATRQ (CHREL) (cause: abnormal release.) RCHRL new TCH Reset TIMERFHO Reset T_MSRFPCI RCHRA new TCH MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - MTCHBUTI (1. if previously started) DT1 (CL CMP) RLSD RLC (***) Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD. unspecified) NCLRCMD [13] Expiry Trr7 DT1 (CL CMP) DESAC RELIN RCHRL (SDCCH) RLC RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (1.

T8 > Trr7).8.) CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1. 2 if FV2.5 Unsuccessful Directed Retry.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) ATTCHSEI (1.) ATCHSMBS (1.) TASSATT (2.) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH FHREQ UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI (cause: ’forced’) DT1 (ASS FAI) (cause: directed retry) TASSFAIL (9.) (start) Start TIMERFHO CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI Stop TTRAU (**) 118 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) DT1 (HO RQD) (cause: directed retry) CR (HO REQ) (cause: directed retry) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] Start T7 MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1. FR Call (Trr7 Expiry) MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew Call setup ..) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.. Inter-BSC.2. DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1. with Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD.

) (stop) RLC DT1 (CL CMP) RLSD RLC Reset TIMERFHO Reset T_MSRFPCI RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1..) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew CC (HO RAC.) I (HO CMD) SDCCH Start Trr7 (***) DATRQ (HO CMD) Start T8 HO CMD is lost . HO CMD) Stop T7 ATINBHDO (7.) (stop. Expiry Trr7 DT1 (CL CMD) NCLRCMD (14.) (cause: call control) DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: equipment failure) NCLRCMD (4. HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD.) RCHRL (New TCH) Reset T8 RELRQ DT1 (CL CMP) RELCN RLSD RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 119 . if previously started) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS - (***) Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD..

.) (**) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] CHNAV (New TCH) (contains CGI of BTS0 and GSM08.2.) (*) ATTCHSEI (1.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.) (HANDO) Stop TTRAU (***) HO ACCESS FACCH Start T3124 HO ACCESS FACCH UI (PHYS INFO) Stop T3124 SABM FACCH FACCH Start T3105 Stop T3105 ESTIN [New TCH] UA FACCH TNTCHCL (1.) AININIRH (8. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) ATINHIRC (8.08 cause ’forced’) Start TTRAU Start TIMERFHO MTCHBUTI (1.. UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH FHREQ BWHCI (cause: ’forced’.)(**) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.2. operator initiated shutdown of a BTS. target cell list) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.9. 2 if FV2.9 1. TRX or TCH.1 Forced Handover Due to O & M Successful Forced Handover Due to O & M MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC Call in progress.) 120 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) SDCCH Start T8 AOUINIRH (8.

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold I (HO CMP) BTSnew DATIN (HO CMP) BSC MSC FACCH Stop T8 SOUINIRH (8. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. (*) (**) (***) Event is counted for the serving cell..) DT1 (HO PER) MRPCI (cause: O & M intervention) Call continuation . A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 121 . In case of intra-BSC directed retry this is done on receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message.. Event is counted for the target cell. TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.) SININIRH (8.) SINHOBSC (16.) SINTHINT (8.

. TRX or TCH. FR Call MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew Call in progress. HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) ATTCHSEI (1.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.) (***) CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU Start TIMERFHO CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI MTCHBUTI (1.) (start) CC (HO RAC. HO CMD) Stop T7 ATINBHDO (8.2. operator initiated shutdown of a BTS. 2 if FV2.) (***) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1. UI (MEAS REP) SACCH FHREQ BWHCI (cause: ’forced’) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH DT1 (HO RQD) (cause: O & M intervention) Start T7 CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] CR (HO REQ) (cause: O & M intervention) MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.2 Successful Forced Handover Due to O & M. Inter-BSC..) I (HO CMD) SDCCH Stop TTRAU (**) Start Trr7 (***) DATRQ (HO CMD) Start T8 HO ACCESS FACCH Start T3124 UI (PHYS INFO) Stop T3124 SABM FACCH DT1 (HO DET) HANDO FACCH Start T3105 Stop T3105 122 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .9.

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew ESTIN TNTCHCL (1...) BTSnew UA FACCH I (HO CMP) FACCH DATIN (HO CMP) DT1 (HO CMP) NCLRCMD [3] Stop T8 SUINBHDO (8. (***) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 123 .) MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI Release of resources in originating cell and call continuation in target cell . This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of inter-BSC directed retry this is done on the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS.) DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: handover successful) SUCTCHSE (1. Events triggered in target BTS. (**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.

2.) (start) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI I (ASS CMD) Old FACCH DATRQ (ASS CMD) Start T10 ESTIN Stop TTRAU (**) ATINHIAC (7. if previously started) MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS (cause: O & M intervention) Call continuation ..9.. CHNAV (New TCH) Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1. 124 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) (stop.) SINHOBSC (16..) MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1.) SABM New FACCH UA New FACCH I (ASS CMP) New FACCH DATIN (ASS CMP) Stop T10 SINTHITA (7. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. operator initiated shutdown of a TRX or TCH.) TNTCHCL (1.3 Successful Forced Intra-Cell Handover Due to O & M. In case of intra-cell handover this is done after receipt of the ESTABLISH INDICATION for the target TCH.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1. (**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. FR Call MS BTS BSC MSC Call in progress..) DT1 (HOPER) SUCTCHSE (1.

1 MS BTSold BTSnew Call in progress.10 Handover due to BSS Resource Management Criteria (Traffic Handover) Successful Handover due to BSS Resource Management Criteria (Traffic Handover).) CHNAV (New TCH) MTCHBUTI (1..2. BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH Expiry TRFCT* BSC detects that the traffic load in the BTS old exceeds the threshold TRFHITH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH SET ATTRIBUTE ** (Traffic Handover enabled) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH CHALNHLY[20 (Full SET ATTRIBUTE ACK or 21(AMR)] V1/V2) Start TRFHOT Traffic Handover enabled in the BTS (m=1) *** BWHCI (cause: traffic) If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.2.) AOUINIRH (9.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 125 . FR Call 1.. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (9.) (start) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) FACCH Start T8 AININIRH (9.10.) (*) Start TTRAU ATTCHSEI (1. 2 if FV2.

) SININIRH (9.) MRPCI DT1 (HOPER) Stop T_MSRFPCI SUCTCHSE (1. 126 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) SOUINIRH (9..) (stop.) SINHOBSC (12.) DATIN (HO CMP) Stop T8 SINTHINT (9..PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC HO ACCESS FACCH Start T3124 FACCH HO ACCESS HANDO UI (PHYS INFO) Stop TTRAU FACCH Stop T3124 SABM FACCH Start T3105 Stop T3105 UA FACCH ESTIN TNTCHCL (1.) RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA MBTCHCH MEBUSTCH = MEBUTSLY ABSPDIS (cause: distance) I (HO CMP) FACCH MTCHBUTI (1. if previously started) Call continuation .) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.

The first traffic handover decision after the enabling of traffic handover in the BTS is based on the value m=1. For further details. please refer to the associated feature description for traffic handover! A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 127 .Information System PM:SBS Message Flows (*) (**) (***) Note: TRFCT represents a periodic cycle in which the BSC checks the traffic load in all its cells. This message flow just shows one single call for which the traffic handover was triggered and succesfully completed. This means that the BTS makes the traffic handover decision for all calls currently busy in the cell and starts the timer TRFHOT (when it expires. m is an internal counter which is used in the calculation process of the traffic handover decision and which supports a mechanism for a dynamic decrease of the traffic handover margin for subsequent traffic handover decisions. SAPI 62) and enables the traffic handover for the whole BTS. The message SET ATTRIBUTE is sent via the Abis O&M channel (LPDLM. the BTS makes the next handover decision for all calls that are busy at that point of time).

BSC detects that the traffic load in the target cell is above the threshold (TRFLTH) NHOINRHA (3.. Expiry TRFHOT Next Traffic Handover decision (m=2) (cause: traffic) . .2.) Call in continuation. . ...PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. . . . . BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH Expiry TRFCT* BSC detects that the traffic load in the BTS old exceeds the threshold TRFHITH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH SET ATTRIBUTE ** (Traffic Handover enabled) UI (MEAS REP) SACCH SET ATTRIBUTE ACK Start TRFHOT Traffic Handover enabled in the BTS (m=1) *** BWHCI*** . traffic load in Target Cell exceeds the threshold TRFLTH MS BTSold BTSnew Call in progress.2 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover due to BSS Resource Management Criteria (Traffic Handover).10.. . 128 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) BWHCI**** (cause: traffic) BSC detects that the traffic load in the target cell is above the threshold (TRFLTH) NHOINRHA (3. . .

For further details. This margin is dynamically decreased with every expiry of TRFHOT. (***) The first traffic handover decision after the enabling of traffic handover in the BTS is based on the value m=1. This message flow just shows one single call for which triggered and succesfully completed. the BTS makes the next handover decision for all calls that are busy at that point of time). The message SETATTRIBUTE is sent via the Abis O&M channel (LDDLM. For further details.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows (*) (**) Note: TRFCT represents a periodic cycle in which the BSC checks the traffic load in all its cells. SAPI 62) and enables the traffic handover for the whole BTS. please refer to the associated feature description for traffic handover! (****) The traffic handover decision after the first expiry of TRFHOT is based on the value m=2. This means that the BTS makes the traffic handover decision for all calls currently busy in the cell and starts the timer TRFHOT (when it expires. m is an internal counter which is used in the calculation process of the traffic handover decision and which supports a mechanism for a dynamic decrease of the traffic handover margin for subsequent traffic handover decisions. please refer to the associated feature description for traffic handover! A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 129 .

1 Queuing & Preemption Queuing: Queued Assignment Request for FR TCH Is Served Before T11PUB or T11WPS Expiry. 1 TCH becomes idle again.11 1..PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1..) TASSATT (2.) DT1 (QUIND) Start T11PUB or T11WPS MTCHQLEN (1) (incr.11. DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1..) (*) DT1 (PROGRES) I (PROGRES) SDCCH DATRQ (PROGRES) BTS congestion ends during runtime of T11PUB or T11WPS. Stop T11PUB or T11WPS MDURTCRQ (1.2.) ATCHSMBS (1.) (accumulation) MTCHQLEN (1) (decr.) (***) PHCRQ MTCHBUTI (1.. Directed Retry Enabled But No Target Cell Available.) (start) PHCCN CHNAV Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (ASS CMD) Stop TTRAU (**) I (ASS CMD) SDCCH 130 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . no target cell included) If WPS WPSSUP [1] NHOINRHA (1.) (queuing allowed indicator=allowed) FHREQ BWHCI (cause: forced. Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting Call MS BTS BSC MSC All TCHs in the BTS are busy.2.

also the subcounters WPSSUPV [10] and [7] are incremented. (***) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 131 .) DT1 (ASS COM) MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI Call setup completion .. also the subcounter WPSSUPV [2] is incremented. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of intra-BSC handover this is done after receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message.) TASSSUCC (2. (* ) If the queued call is a WPS one.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS SABM FACCH BTS ESTIN UA FACCH BSC MSC I (ASS CMP) FACCH DATIN (ASS CMP) TNTCHCL (1..) SUCTCHSE (1. If the queued call is a WPS one. (**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.

DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1..11.) (start)* 132 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.) (***) MDURTCRQ (1.)* FHREQ* Second call: high priority BWHCI* (Cause: forced. no target cell included) NHOINRHA (1. i MS BTS BSC MSC All TCHs in the BTS are busy.) (queuing allowed indicator=allowed) FHREQ BWHCI First call: low priority (cause: forced.)* ATCHSMBS (1. no target cell included) Stop T11PUB or T11WPS (low prio call) NMSGDISQ (1. Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting Call The blue colour indicates the events related to the second (high priority) call.2. DT1 (ASS REQ)* ATTCHSEI (1..2 Queuing: Queued Assignment Request for FR TCH is Discarded from the Queue Before T11PUB or T11WPS Expiry Due to an Incoming FR Assignment Request with Higher Priority Directed Retry Enabled But No Target Cell Available.) (**) I (PROGRES) SDCCH DATRQ (PROGRES) DT1 (PROGRES) All places in the queue are occupied after the first call.) ATCHSMBS (1.) Start T11PUB or T11WPS* (high prio call) MDURTCRQ (1..)* TASSATT (2..) TASSATT (2.) (stop) NHOINRHA (1.) DT1 (QUIND) Start T11PUB or T11WPS (low prio call) MTCHQLEN (1) (incr.

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTS BSC DT1 (QUIND)* DT1 (ASS FAI) MSC (Cause: no radio resource available) TASSFAIL (8.. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 133 . If the queued call is a WPS one..) DT1 (PROGRES)* DATRQ (PROGRES)* I (PROGRES)* SDCCH High priority call remains queued. also the subcounter WPSSUPV [4] is incremented.* (*) (**) (***) Events related to second (high priority) call If the queued call is a WPS one. also the subcounter WPSSUPV [2] is incremented.

PM:SBS Message Flows

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1.2.11.3

Queuing: Queued Assignment Request for FR TCH Is Discarded from Queue Due to T11PUB or T11WPS Expiry, Directed Retry Enabled But No Target Cell Available, Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting Call

MS

BTS

BSC

MSC

All TCHs in the BTS are busy...
DT1 (ASS REQ) ATTCHSEI (1.) ATCHSMBS (1.) TASSATT (2.)
(queuing allowed indicator=allowed)

FHREQ BWHCI
(cause: forced, no target cell included)

NHOINRHA (1.) DT1 (QUIND)

Start T11PUB or T11WPS MDURTCRQ (1.) (start) DT1 (PROGRES) DATRQ (PROGRES) I (PROGRES)
SDCCH

Expiry T11PUB or T11WPS NMSGDISQ (1.) MDURTCRQ (1.) (stop) If WPS WPSSUP [3] DT1 (CL REQ) NRCLRREQ (22.)
(cause: no radio resource available)

DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (1.)
(cause: no radio resource available)

Release of the queued context...

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1.2.11.4

Queuing: Queued Handover Request for FR TCH Is Served Before TQHOPUB or TQHOWPS Expiry, Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting Call

MS

BTS

BSCnew
All TCHs in the BTS are busy...

MSC

BSC old

DT1 (HO RQD) CR (HO REQ)
(queuing allowed indicator=not allowed)*

ATTCHSEI (1.) ATCHSMBS (1.) CREF (HO FAI)
(cause: no radio resource available)

NRINHDFL CR (HO REQ)
(queuing allowed indicator=allowed)*

ATTCHSEI (1.) ATCHSMBS (1.) CC (QUIND) Start TQHOPUB or TQHOWPS If WPS WPSSUP [2]

BTS congestion ends during runtime of TQHOPUB or TQHOWPS, 1 TCH becomes idle again...
Stop TQHOPUB or TQHOWPS MDURTCRQ (3.) (accum.) CHNAV Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI DT1 (HO RAC; HO CMD) WPSSUP [7] DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD) WPSSUP [11]

Completion of Handover procedure...

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(*)

In case of MSC-controlled handover the MSC cyclically attempts the HANDOVER REQUEST procedure towards all target cells previously received in the HANDOVER REQUIRED message from the originating BSC. For the first cycle, the SIEMENS MSC generally sets the ‚queuing allowed indicator‘ to ‚not allowed‘. If in this first cycle the request for radio resoucres fails for all target cells, the SIEMENS MSC repeats the cycle again, this time, however, with the ‚queuing allowed indicator‘ set to ‚allowed‘. This is done to avoid an unnecessary delay in the handover execution and in order to use the queuing mechanism as the very last measure to rescue a call.

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1.2.11.5

Queuing: Queued Handover Request for FR TCH Is Discarded from the Queue Before TQHOPUB or TQHOWPS Expiry Due to an Incoming FR Call with Higher Priority, Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting Calls
The blue colour indicates the events related to the high priority call.

i
MS

BTS

BSCnew
All TCHs in the BTS are busy...
CR (HO REQ)
(queuing allowed indicator=allowed)

MSC

BSC old

ATTCHSEI (1.) ATCHSMBS (1.) CC (QUIND) Start TQHOPUB or TQHOWPS MDURTCRQ (3.) (start)

All places in the queue are occupied after the handover request...
DT1 (ASS REQ)* ATTCHSEI (1.)* ATCHSMBS (1.)* TASSATT (2.)* FHREQ* High priority call BWHCI*
(cause: forced, no target cell included)

Stop TQHOPUB or TQHOWPS (low prio call) NMSGDISQ (3.) MDURTCRQ (3.) (stop) NHOINRHA (1.) WPSSUP [4]

Start T11PUB or T11WPS* (high prio call) MDURTCRQ (1.) (start)* DT1 (QUIND)* RLSD (HO FAI) NRINHDFL
(cause: no radio resource available)

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PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTS BSC new RLC MSC BSC old DT1 (PROGRES)* DATRQ (PROGRES)* I (PROGRES)* SDCCH High priority call remains queued.* (*) Events related to high priority call 138 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 ...

Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting Calls MS BTS BSCnew All TCHs in the BTS are busy. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 139 ..11..Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.) MDURTCRQ (3..) ATCHSMBS (1.) (stop) WPSSUP [4] RLSD (HO FAI) NRINHDFL (cause: no radio resource available) RLC Release of the queued context.6 Queuing: Queued Handover Request for FR TCH Is Discarded from the Queue Due to TQHOPUB or TQHOWPS Expiry.) (start) Expiry TQHOPUB or TQHOWPS NMSGDISQ (3.) (queuing allowed indicator=allowed) CC (QUIND) Start TQHOPUB or TQHOWPS MDURTCRQ (3. MSC BSC old CR (HO REQ) ATTCHSEI (1.2..

BTSnew included) ATTCHSEI (1. I (HO CMP) FACCH DATIN (HO CMP) Stop T8 SININIRH (11.) ATINHIRC (11.) SINTHINT (11. i MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC All TCHs in the old BTS are busy..) SOUINIRH (11. DT1 (ASS REQ)* (preemption allowed indicator=allowed) FHREQ BWHCI (cause: forced.7 Preemption: Successful Forced Inter-Cell Handover Due to Preemption.)* TASSATT (2.) SINHOBSC (16. 2 if FV2.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. Preempted Assignment Request and Preempting Call Are Both FR The blue colour indicates the events related to preempting call.)* MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.) AOUINIRH (11.) 140 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 ..)* ATCHSMBS (1.) CHNAV CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] MTCHBUTI (1.11..) Continuation of inter-cell handover procedure for preempted call.) (start) CHNAK DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) FACCH Start T8 AININIRH (11.2..) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1. 3 if FV3 ATTCHSEI (1.

(*) Events related to preempting call A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 141 ..Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold BTSnew BSC HOPER MSC MRPCI RELRQ RELCN RCHRL preempted channel RCHRA PHCRQ* (cause: Preemption) MTCHBUTI (stop) AALTCHTI (stop) MTCHBUTI (start)* AALTCHTI (start) PHCCN* CHNAV* preempted channel Start TTRAU* Start T_MSRFPCI* DATRQ (ASS CMD)* I (ASS CMD)* SDCCH CHNAK* Start T10* Completion of Assignment procedure for preempting call..

)* NHOINRHA (1....8 Preemption: Forced Release of Preempted Call Due to Lack of Target Cell for Forced Inter-Cell Handover Procedure..2.) Release of preempted call.) DT1 (CL REQ) NRCLRREQ (7. Preempted and Preempting Call Are Both FR The blue colour indicates the events related to preempting call.)* TASSATT (2. i MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC All TCHs in the old BTS are busy.)* ATCHSMBS (1. DT1 (ASS REQ)* (preemption allowed indicator=allowed) FHREQ BWHCI (cause: forced.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. PHCRQ* MTCHBUTI (start)* PHCCN* CHNAV* Start T10* CHNAK* Start T_MSRFPCI* DATRQ (ASS CMD)* I (ASS CMD)* SDCCH Start T10* Completion of assignment procedure for preempting call.) (cause: preemption) DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: preemption) NRCLRCMD (1. (*) Events related to preempting call 142 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .11.. no target cell) ATTCHSEI (1..

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1. 2 if FV2..) DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) FACCH Start Trr7 (***) Start T8 Continuation of inter-BSC handover procedures for preempted call.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1..) CHNAV CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1. Originating BSC of the Preempting Handover Request and Target BSC for the Forced Handover Are the Same The blue colour indicates the events related to preempting call.2. DT1 (HO RQD)* CR (HO REQ)* (preemption indicator=allowed) ATTCHSEI (1.11.)* FHREQ BWHCI (cause: forced. HO CMD) Stop T7 ATINBHDO (10. i MS BTSold BSC old MSC BSCnew BTSnew All TCHs in the old BTS are busy. 3 if FV3 ATINHIRC (*) CC (HO RAC.. I (HO CMP) FACCH SUCTCHSE (1..) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 143 .)* ATCHSMBS (1. HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD. external target cell included) DT1 (HO RQD) (cause: Preemption CR (HO REQ) (cause: Preemption) Start T7 CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] ATTCHSEI (1. Preempting Handover Request and Preempted Call Are Both FR.9 Preemption: Successful Forced Inter-BSC Handover Due to Preemption.

Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD. (***) 144 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) RELRQ RELCN DT1 (CL CMP) RCHRL RLSD RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. HO CMD)* Start Trr7 (***) Start T8 ATINBHDO (*) I (HO CMD)* FACCH Continuation of preempting incoming MSC-controlled handover procedure.)* RLC CHNAV* Start TTRAU* CHNAK* Start T_MSRFPCI* Stop TTRAU* CC (HO RAC. (*) (**) Events related to preempting call TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU.) NRCLRCMD (3. HO CMD)* DT1 (HO CMD.. In case of inter-BSC handover this is done on the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew DT1 (HO CMP) Stop Trr7 (***) DT1 (CL CMD) Stop T8 (cause: handover successful) SUINBHDO (10..

) (*) TASSATT (2.) MRPCI I (CIMCMD) SDCCH CR (CL3I. 2 if FV2.) NACSUCPR (2.12 1. 3 if FV3 ABISPDIS [1].Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.) ATIMASCA (4. 3 TCHs Used MS CHNREQ RACH BTS BSC MSC CHNRD NATTSDPE NACSUCPR (3. Mobile Originating. CMSREQ) CC (CICMD) ENCRY (CIMCMD) I (CLAMCH) SDCCH SDCCH DATIN (CLAMCH) I (CIMCMP) DATIN (CIMCMP) SETUP DT1 (CLUPD) DT1 (CICMP) SDCCH DATIN (SETUP) DATRQ (CPROC) SDCCH DT1 (SETUP) DT1 (CPROC) DT1 (ASREQ) I (CPROC) MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (SDCCH) CHNAK CHALNHLY [19] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY [1] MBUSYSD (+) UI (IMASS) AGCH IACMD (IMASS) TACCBPRO (2. ABISPSUP [6] If last abis.2.12.) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 145 .) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.2. start ABISPSUP [5] ATTCHSEI (1.1 HSCSD Successful HSCSD Call.) NTDMAGCH (1.) SABM (CMSREQ) SDCCH ESTIN (CMSREQ) SDCCH UA NSUCCHPC (4.) SUIMASCA (4.

PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTS BSC MSC PHCRQ MTCHBUTI (1.) TNMSCNCL (3.) DATIN (ASS CMP) DT1 (ASS CMP) I (ASS CMP) FACCH SUCTCHSE (1.) (*) TASSSUCC (2.) 146 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) (start) (*) PHCCN CHNAV (mCH) (**) Start TTRAU (activation type: related to normal assignment procedure) CHNAV (sCH1) (**) Start TTRAU (activation type: related to multislot configuration) CHNAV (sCH2) (**) Start TTRAU (activation type: related to multislot configuration) CHNAK (mCH) (**) Start T_MSRFPCI CHNAK (sCH1) (**) Start T_MSRFPCI CHNAK (sCH2) (**) Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (ASS CMD) Stop TTRAU (***) I (ASS CMD) SDCCH SABM FACCH ESTIN on mCH UA FACCH TNTCHCL (1.

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTS MRPCI (mCH) (**) Stop T_MSRFPCI MRPCI (sCH1) (**) Stop T_MSRFPCI MRPCI (sCH2) (**) Stop T_MSRFPCI RELRQ RELCN RELCHRL RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (1. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND. (***) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 147 . This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. mCH = main channel sCH1 = 1. secondary channel sCH2 = 2. (*) (**) Note: This counter counts as many events as TCHs are used for the HSCSD call. secondary channel TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU..) (accumulation) MBUSYSD (-) I (ALERT) FACCH BSC MSC DATRQ (ALERT) DATRQ (CONNECT) FACCH DT1 (ALERT) DT1 (CONNECT) I (CONNECT) I (CONACK) FACCH DATIN (CONACK) DT1 (CONACK) Call phase ..

) CHNAV (mCH) (**) CHALNHLY[20 (Full V1/V2) or 21(AMR)] If layer is not the preferred one CHALNHLY[2 or 3] Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1. BSC MSC UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH UI (MEAS REP) SACCH BWHCI (with HO cause) Start THORQST MEBUSTCH [1] MEBUTSLY [FR & LY] MBTCHCHT 1 if FV1.) (start) CHNAK (mCH) (**) Start T_MSRFPCI CHNAK (sCH1) (**) Start T_MSRFPCI CHNAK (sCH2) (**) Start T_MSRFPCI DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) FACCH Start T8 AININIRH (*) AOUINIRH (*) HO ACCESS FACCH Start T3124 HO ACCESS FACCH HANDO Stop TTRAU (**) 148 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .2 Successful Inter-cell Handover of an HSCSD Call (3 TCHs Used).) (start) CHNAV (sCH)1 (**) Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1. 2 if FV2. Intra-BSC MS BTSold BTSnew Call in progress.. 3 if FV3 ATTCHSEI (1.) (****) ATINHIRC (*) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1..) (start) CHNAV (sCH2) (**) Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.12.2.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.

) DATIN (HO CMP) Stop T8 SINTHINT (*) SININIRH (*) SOUINIRH (*) SINHOBSC (*) DT1 (HOPER) SUCTCHSE (1.) TNMSCNCL (3.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTSold UI (PHYS INFO) BTSnew BSC MSC Stop T3124 SABM FACCH FACCH Start T3105 Stop T3105 UA FACCH ESTIN New in mCH TNTCHCL (1.) (****) (with HO cause) I (HO CMP) FACCH MRPCI (mCH) (**) Stop T_MSRFPCI MRPCI (sCH1) (**) Stop T_MSRFPCI MRPCI (sCH2) (**) Stop T_MSRFPCI RELRQ RELCN A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 149 .

This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH.) (stop) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1.. 150 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . secondary channel sCH2 = 2. (***) (****) (*****) Note: The number of the channels to be released in the old cell depends on the number of TCHs used for the HSCSD call in the old cell (the number of TCHs used can change during the handover procedure.) (stop) Call continuation .. mCH = main channel sCH1 = 1. In case of intra-BSC handover this is done after receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message. secondary channel TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. (*) (**) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION. depending on the number of channels available).PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTSold BTSnew RCHRL RCHRL RCHRL RCHRA BSC MSC (*****) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1. Note: This counter counts as many events as TCHs are used for the HSCSD call.) (stop) MTCHBUTI (1.

(see 1.) MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI RELRQ DT1 (HOPER) RELCN RELCHRL (cause: O & M intervention) SUCTCHSE (1.) I (ASS CMP) New FACCH DATIN (ASS CMP) Stop T10 SINTHITA (12.) (*) TASSATT (2.12..1) Not enough adjacent TCHs DT1 (ASREQ) (****) ATTCHSEI (1.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.) (stop) AALTCHTI (1.3 Forced Intra-cell Handover During HSCSD Assignment Procedure MS BTS BSC MSC HSCSD call setup.) CHNAV (new TCH) Start TTRAU CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI I (ASS CMD) Old FACCH DATRQ (ASS CMD) Start T10 ATINHIAC (12..2.) SINHOBSC (16.) (stop) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 151 .) SABM New FACCH ESTIN UA Stop TTRAU (***) New FACCH TNTCHCL (1.12.) (*****) RCHRA MTCHBUTI (1.) If last TCH start AALTCHTI (1.2.

..PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTS PHCRQ (****) BSC MSC MTCHBUTI (1. mCH = main channel sCH1 = 1. secondary channel sCH2 = 2. (***) (****) (*****) The channel released with the Forced HO is reused in HSCSD call.) (start) (*) (****) PHCCN (****) CHNAV (mCH) (**) (****) Start TTRAU (activation type: related to normal assignment procedure) CHNAV (sCH1) (**) (****) (*****) Start TTRAU (activation type: related to multislot configuration) CHNAV (sCH2) (**) (****) Start TTRAU (activation type: related to multislot configuration) HSCSD call setup continuation. (see 1. 152 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . Events related to HSCSD TCH request.1) (*) (**) Note: This counter counts as many events as TCHs are used for the HSCSD call. This happens when the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH.2. secondary channel TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.12.

1 Signalling Transactions without TCH Successful Location Update (Phase 2 MS) MS CHNREQ RACH BTS BSC MSC CHNRD NATTSDPE NACSUCPR (3.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.1.1) DATRQ (LUACC) SDCCH DT1 (LUACC) I (LUACC) I (TRCMP) SDCCH DATIN (TRCMP) DT1 (TRCMP) DT1 (CL CMD) Call control NRCLRCMD (14.) NACSUCPR (2.) ATIMASCA (5..) DATRQ (CHREL) I (CHREL) SDCCH DT1 (CL CMP) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 153 .) SUIMASCA (5..) NASUSDPE MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI CR (CL3I.) SABM (LUREQ) SDCCH UA SDCCH Optional: Authentication & Ciphering Procedure.2.) ESTIN (LUREQ) NSUCCHPC (5.2.13 1. LUREQ) CC NTDMAGCH (1.) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (SDCCH) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI UI (IMASS) AGCH IACMD (IMASS) TACCBPRO (2.(see 1.13.2.

) (accumulation) MBUSYSD (-) 154 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTS DESAC BSC MSC RLSD DISC SDCCH RLC RELIN UA SDCCH RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (5.

) ATIMASCA (5.) NASUSDPE MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI CR (CL3I.) NACSUCPR (2.) ESTIN (LUREQ) NSUCCHPC (5. LUREQ) CC NTDMAGCH (1.1) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 155 .) SABM (LUREQ) SDCCH UA SDCCH CLCH UTRANCC DATIN (CLCH) DT1 (CLUPD) DATIN (UTRANCC) Optional: Authentication & Ciphering Procedure.2.) SUIMASCA (5.) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (SDCCH) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI UI (IMASS) AGCH IACMD (IMASS) TACCBPRO (2.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.2 Successful Location Update (2G/3G (GSM/UMTS) Multirat MS) MS CHNREQ RACH BTS BSC MSC CHNRD NATTSDPE NACSUCPR (3..(see 1.2.1..13.

) (accumulation) 156 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) DATRQ (CHREL) I (CHREL) SDCCH DT1 (CL CMP) DESAC RLSD DISC SDCCH RLC RELIN UA SDCCH RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (5.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTS BSC DT1 (LUACC) MSC I (LUACC) SDCCH DATRQ (LUACC) I (TRCMP) SDCCH DATIN (TRCMP) DT1 (TRCMP) DT1 (CL CMD) Call control NRCLRCMD (14.

.2.13.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.) NACSUCPR (2. (see 1.) (accumulation) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 157 .) SABM (IMDETIN) SDCCH UA SDCCH Optional: Authentication & Ciphering Procedure.. IMDETIN) NTDMAGCH (1.) SUIMASCA (6.) NASUSDPE MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI CR (CL3I.3 Successful IMSI Detach (Phase 2 MS) MS CHNREQ RACH BTS BSC MSC CHNRD NATTSDPE NACSUCPR (3.2.) ESTIN (IMDETIN) NSUCCHPC (6.1) I (CHREL) SDCCH DATRQ (CHREL) CREF DESAC DISC SDCCH RELIN UA SDCCH RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (5.1.) ATIMASCA (6.) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (SDCCH) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI UI (IMASS) AGCH IACMD (IMASS) TACCBPRO (2.

PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (SDCCH) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI IACMD (IMASS) UI (IMASS) AGCH Start T3101 TACCBPRO (2.) I (CMSREQ) SDCCH (CM Service type: Supplementary Service Activation) ESTIN (CMSREQ) (CM Service type: Supplementary Service Activation) Stop T3101 NSUCCHPC (6.) NTDMAGCH (1.4 Successful Supplementary Service (SS) Management Procedure via Subscriber-Controlled Input (SCI) MS CHNREQ RACH BTS CHNRD BSC MSC NATTSDPE NACSUCPR (3.2.) SUIMASCA (4.) NACSUCPR (2.) ATIMASCA (4.13.) NASUSDPE CR (CL3I. CMSREQ) MRPCI I (CIMCMD) SDCCH ENCRY (CIMCMD) CC (CICMD) I (CLAMCH) SDCCH DATIN (CLAMCH) DT1 (CLUPD) MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI I (CIMCMP) DATIN (CIMCMP) SDCCH DT1 (CICMP) 158 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .

service) BTS DATIN (REGISTER) (SS code.) DATRQ (CHREL) SDCCH DT1 (CL CMP) I (CHREL) DESAC RLSD RLC DISC SDCCH RELIN SDCCH UA RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (4. service) I (REL CMP) SDCCH DATRQ (REL CMP) DT1 (REL CMP) DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (14. operation code.) (accumulation) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 159 . service) BSC MSC DT1 (REGISTER) (SS code. operation code. operation code.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS I (REGISTER) SDCCH (SS code.

13.) SUIMASCA (4.) ATIMASCA (4.) I (CMSREQ) SDCCH (CM Service type: Supplementary Service Activation) ESTIN (CMSREQ) (CM Service type: Supplementary Service Activation) Stop T3101 NSUCCHPC (6.2.) NASUSDPE CR (CL3I. CMSREQ) MRPCI I (CIMCMD) SDCCH ENCRY (CIMCMD) CC (CICMD) I (CLAMCH) SDCCH DATIN (CLAMCH) DT1 (CLUPD) MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI I (CIMCMP) DATIN (CIMCMP) SDCCH DT1 (CICMP) 160 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (SDCCH) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI IACMD (IMASS) UI (IMASS) AGCH Start T3101 TACCBPRO (2.5 Successful USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) Management Procedure via (SCI) MS CHNREQ RACH BTS CHNRD BSC MSC NATTSDPE NACSUCPR (3.) NACSUCPR (2.) NTDMAGCH (1.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.

) DATRQ (CHREL) SDCCH DT1 (CL CMP) I (CHREL) DESAC RLSD RLC DISC SDCCH RELIN SDCCH UA RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (3.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS I (REGISTER) SDCCH (SS code. If this flag is set to FALSE. operation code. service) BSC MSC NSUSDSUS (*) DT1 (REGISTER) (SS code. service) BTS DATIN (REGISTER) (SS code. operation code. NSUSDSUS is not triggered at all and MBUSYSSP is triggered for subcounter 4. operation code. service) DT1 (CL CMD) Call control DATRQ (REL CMP) I (REL CMP) SDCCH DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (14. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 161 .) (*) (accumulation) (*) NSUSDSUS and MBUSYSSP subcounter 3 are only triggered if the database flag TRANSPM (BSC object) is set to TRUE.

PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.).) .13. When it expires. Expiry T3122 CHNREQ (***) RACH (*) (**) (***) Subcounter depends on the access cause Subcounter (1. 162 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . (1.) (**) ATIMASCA (*) UI (IMASSRJ) AGCH IACMD (IMASSRJ) TACCBPRO (2. .) NACSUCPR (2.) Start T3122 NTDMAGCH (1. T3122 is started in the MS on receipt of an IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT. the MS attempts another access to the cell. No SDCCH Available MS CHNREQ RACH BTS BSC MSC CHNRD NATTSDPE ATSDCMBS NACSUCPR (3. .2. .6 Unsuccessful Immediate Assignment Procedure. .) is only increased if the access cause is ’answer to paging’.

This happens. if the BTS has combined two IMASS messages to one IMASS EXT in the AGCH queue and discarded it due to timeout.) SUIMASCA (*) NACSUCPR (2. AGCH queue is full when IMASS is received 2.) NTDMAGCH (3.) decreased by 1 ASDCALTI (stop) (*) (**) (**) * Subcounter depends on the access cause.2. NACSUCPR (3.7 Unsuccessful Immediate Assignment Procedure with DELETE INDICATION (no AGCH available or AGCH message timeout) MS CHNREQ RACH BTS BSC MSC CHNRD NATTSDPE.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.) DELIN (***) Stop T3101 NACSUCPR (2. The IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT message can be discarded due to 3 different events: 1. (1.13. Subcounter (1.) (**) ATIMASCA (*) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (SDCCH) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI IMM ASS discarded due to a) No AGCH available or b) AGCH message tiemout IACMD (IMASS) Start T3101 TACCBPRO (2. In this case the counter NTDMAGCH(3. In case (3) the DELIN may contain an IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED message.) is increased by ‘1’ (not by ‘2’ although two IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT procedures are affected) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 163 . but timeout was detected prior to transmission on Um. IMM ASS was received with a high delay (time between CHANNEL REQUEST and receipt of the IMASS has already exceeded the timeout period) 3.). IMASS was enqueued in AGCH queue. In cases (1) and (2) the DELETE INDICATION will contain the IMASS messages as received from the BSC.) is only increased if the access cause is ’answer to paging’.

13. NACSUCPR (3. Subcounter (1.) (accumulation) (*) (**) Subcounter depends on the access cause. (1.2.) (**) ATIMASCA (*) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (SDCCH) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI UI (IMASS) AGGH IACMD (IMASS) Start T3101 TACCBPRO (2.). assigned SDCCH is not seized by the MS (Phantom RACH Scenario) MS CHNREQ RACH BTS BSC MSC CHNRD NATTSDPE.8 Unsuccessful Immediate Assignment Procedure.) NACSUCPR (2. 164 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) is only increased if the access cause is ’answer to paging’.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.) SUIMASCA (6.) Expiry T3101 RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (n.

2.13.9 BTS Discards Invalid RACH Messages MS BTS BSC CHNREQ RACH Level of received CHANNEL REQUEST is below the threshold RACHBT NINVRACH (1.) BSC CHNREQ RACH A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 165 .) MS BTS Timing advance value determined from the received CHANNEL REQUEST exceeds the threshold EXCDIST NINVRACH (2.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.

the parameter LPDLMSAT (BTSM object) is set to TRUE. This is done to avoid additional Immediate Assignment signaling delay and.. unnecessary RACH retransmissions from the mobile stations.13.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.) ATIMASCA (4. as a consequence. the BSC sends the IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT message to the BTS immediately after the transmission of the CHANNEL ACTIVATION message without waiting for the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE.) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI C A HN V( C SD CH ) Start T_MSRFPCI UI (IMASS) AGCH C IA MD (IM S AS ) (* ) Start T3101 CH NA TACCBPRO (2..10 Immediate Assignment Procedure for Abis Link Configured via Satellite Link Abis link with high propagation delay MS CHNREQ RACH BTS BSC MSC CH NR D NATTSDPE NACSUCPR (3.2.) NACSUCPR (2. (*) When for the BTSM object subordinate to the serving BTS.) K Call / Transaction Setup Continuation . 166 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .) SUIMASCA (4.

NTDMPCH (3.BTS discards a PAGING REQUEST Message MS BTS BSC UDT (PAGIN) PGCMD TCMSGREC TACCBPRO (1.the BTS discards the PAGING REQUEST * NTDMPCH (3.g. This means that the PAGING REQUEST message can contain the mobile identities of up to 3 PAGING COMMANDS (PGCMD) that were received from the BSC before. then NTDMPCH (3.) is increased by 3. If the BTS discards a PAGING REQUEST due to lack of paging queue places. if the discarded PAGING REQUEST contains e.) OVERLOAD (cause: CCCH overload) Start T17 ** BSC starts to discard all pagings towards this BTS ** * ** Each paging queue place in the BTS can be seized by one PAGING REQUEST message (PAGREQ) which itself can contain the mobile identities (IMSI or TMSI) of up to 3 mobile subscribers simultaneously. The PAGING COMMANDS to the BTS are discarded as long as T17 runs. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 167 .) is increased by as many counts as mobile identities (IMSI or TMSIs) were contained in the discarded PAGING REQUEST message! In other words.13.11 Paging Overload .2. The BSC starts T17 and discards all new PAGING COMMANDS to the BTS only if BTS overload handling is enabled in the BSC (BTSOVLH=TRUE). 3 TMSIs.) MSC No place in any paging queue available .Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.

2.) NASUSDPE MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI CR (CL3I.) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (SDCCH) CHNAK Start T_MSRFPCI IACMD (IMASS) UI (IMASS) AGCH Start T3101 TACCBPRO (2.1 Short Message Service Successful SMS Mobile Originating in Idle Mode (Phase 2 MS) MS CHNREQ RACH BTS CHNRD BSC MSC NATTSDPE NACSUCPR (3.14 1..) ATIMASCA (6.2.) DATIN (TRCMP) DT1 (TRCMP) 168 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .2.) SABM (CMSREQ) SDCCH ESTIN (CMSREQ) UA SDCCH Stop T3101 NSUCCHPC (6.) SUIMASCA NACSUCPR (2.1) I (TRCMD) SDCCH DATRQ (TRCMD) DT1 (TRCMD) SABM (SAPI 3) SDCCH ESTIN (SAPI 3) SDCCH UA (SAPI 3) I (TRCMP) SDCCH NSUCCHPC (7. (see 1.1.. CMSREQ) CC Optional: Authentication & Ciphering Procedure.14.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.

RPDA) DT1 (CPACK) I (CPACK) SDCCH DATRQ (CPACK) DATRQ (CPDAT. RPDA) DT1 (CPDAT.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTS BSC MSC I (CPDAT.RPAC) I (CPACK) SDCCH DATIN (CPACK) DT1 (CPACK) DT1 (CL CMD) I (CHREL) SDCCH DATRQ (CHREL) DESAC NRCLRCMD (14.) DISC SDCCH RELIN SDCCH DT1 (CL CMP) UA RELRQ RELCN RLSD RLC RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (2. RPDA) SDCCH DATIN (CPDAT.) (accumulation) MBUSYSD (-) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 169 . RPAC) SDCCH DT1 (CPDAT. RPAC) I (CPDAT.

) CHNRD NATTSDPE NACSUCPR (1.) CHNREQ RACH Start T_MSRFPCI UI (IMASS) AGCH IACMD (IMASS) Start T3101 TACCBPRO (2.(see 1.) SUIMASCA (6.) ATIMASCA (1. RPDA) 170 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.) If last SDCCH start ASDCALTI CHNAV (SDCCH) CHNAK MSC UI (PAGREQ) NTDPMAIN (1.14.1.) ESTIN (PAGRES) Stop T3101 NSUCCHPC (1.)..) NACSUCPR (2. RPDA) I (TRCMD) SABM (SAPI 3) I (TRCMP) SDCCH SDCCH ESTRQ (SAPI 3) DATIN (TRCMP) ESTCN (SAPI 3) DT1 (TRCMP) UA (SAPI 3) SDCCH NSUCCHPC (8. (3.2.2..2 Successful SMS Mobile Terminating in Idle Mode (Phase 2 MS) MS BTS PGCMD PCH BSC UDT (PAGIN) TACCBPRO (1. PAGRES) CC SABM (PAGRES) SDCCH UA SDCCH Optional: Authentication & Ciphering Procedure.) I (CPDAT.1) DATIN (TRCMD) SDCCH DT1 (TRCMD) DT1 (CPDAT.) NASUSDPE MRPCI Stop T_MSRFPCI CR (CL3I. RPDA) SDCCH DATRQ (CPDAT.

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS I (CPACK) SDCCH BTS BSC MSC DATIN (CPACK) DATIN (CPDAT. RPAC) DT1 (CPACK) DT1 (CPDAT.) (accumulation) RLC A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 171 . RPAC) DT1 (CPACK) DT1 (CL CMD) NRCLRCMD (14. RPAC) SDCCH I (CPACK) SDCCH DATRQ (CPACK) I (CHREL) SDCCH DATRQ (CHREL) DESAC DISC SDCCH RELIN DT1 (CL CMP) RLSD UA SDCCH RELRQ RELCN RCHRL (SDCCH) RCHRA ASDCALTI (stop) MBUSYSSP (2.) I (CPDAT.

PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. RPDA) DT1 (CPDAT..2. RPAC) SACCH DT1 (CPACK) SACCH DATIN (CPACK) DT1 (CPACK) Call continuation .14. I (CMSREQ) BSC MSC FACCH DATIN (CMSREQ) DT1 (CMSREQ) DT1 (CMSACC) DATRQ (CMSACC) I (CMSACC) FACCH SABM (SAPI 3) SACCH ESTIN (SAPI 3) TCH UA (SAPI 3) SACCH NSUCCHPC (15. RPAC) I (CPDAT.) DATIN (CPDAT...3 Successful SMS Mobile Originating in Connected Mode (FR Call Ongoing) MS BTS Call in progress. RPDA) DT1 (CPACK) DT1 (CPDAT.. RPDA) SACCH DATRQ (CPACK) I (CPACK) SACCH DATRQ (CPDAT. 172 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . RPAC) I (CPDAT.

4 Successful SMS Mobile Terminating in Connected Mode MS BTS Call in progress. BSC MSC DT1 (CPDAT. RPAC) DT1 (CPACK) DATIN (CPDAT. RPDA) SACCH I (CPACK) SACCH DATIN (CPACK) I (CPDAT..) DATRQ (CPDAT. RPDA) I (CPDAT.14..Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.. RPAC) DT1 (CPACK) DATRQ (CPACK) I (CPACK) SACCH SACCH Call continuation . RPDA) ESTRQ (SAPI 3) SABM (SAPI 3) SACCH UA (SAPI 3) SACCH ESTCN (SAPI 3) TCH NSUCCHPC (16. RPAC) DT1 (CPDAT.. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 173 .2.

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1.2.15 1.2.15.1

Advanced Speech Call Items (ASCI) Procedures VBS/VGCS Setup Initiated by fixed Dispatcher and Release
By means of this procedure, performed for every cell involved in the Group Call Area (GCA), the BSC activates in the cell the common VBS/VGCH TCH. In the Message Flow below GCA contains bts1 and bts2 in BSC1 and bts1 and bts2 in the BSC2.

MS

bts1/bts2

BSC1

bts1/bts2

BSC2
CR (VBST) CR (VBST) CC (VBSA)

MSC

SCCP connection Group Call Control

CC (VBSA) DT1 (URLC) DT1 (URLC) CR (VARQ)
cell identifier: bts 1 TASSATVS +1 in each cell incl. in GCA

CR (VARQ)
cell identifier: bts 1 TASSATVS +1 in each cell incl. in GCA

CR (VARQ)
cell identifier: bts 2

One SCCP connection for each VBS/VGCS TCH i.e.for each call

CR (VARQ)
cell identifier: bts 2

CHNAV CHNAV CHNAK CHNAK ULFREE
FACCH

CHNAV CHNAV CHNAK CHNAK ULFREE ULFREE NOTCMD
command indicator ’start’

ULFREE
VBS/VGCS TCH

ULFREE Notif/NCH

ULFREE NOTCMD
command indicator ’start’

NNNOTNCH Notif/NCH
NCH

NNNOTNCH NOTCMD
command indicator ’start’

NOTCMD
command indicator ’start’

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MS

bts1/bts2
Notif/NCH
NCH

BSC1

bts1/bts2

BSC2

MSC

Notif/NCH
NCH

CC (VARE)
cell identifier: bts 1

CC (VARE) SSI10 (SIT10) SSI10 (SIT10)
cell identifier: bts 2

CC (VARE)
cell identifier: bts 1

SSI 10 (SIT 10) SSI 10 (SIT 10)

CC (VARE)
cell identifier: bts 2

RELEASE initiated by fixed dispatcher...
DT1 (CLCMD) DT1 (CLCMD) DT1 (CLCMD) NOTCMD
command indicator ’stop’

Release all res. DT1 (CLCMD) control SCCP connetion and associated VGCS/VBS TCH

NOTCMD
command indicator ’stop’

CHREL DISC UA

UDTRQ(CHREL) DT1 (CLCMP) DESAC RCHRL

UDTRQ(CHREL)

DT1 (CLCMP)

DESAC REHRL NOTCMD
UDTRQ (CHREL )

CHREL DISC UA CHREL DISC UA CHREL DISC UA

NOTCMD UDTRQ(CHREL) DT1 (CLCMP) DESAC RCHRL RLSD RLSD RLC RLC RCHRA RCHRA DT1 (CLCMD) DT1 (CLCMP) RLSD RLC

DESAC DESAC

DT1 (CLCMP)

RLSD RLSD

RCHRA RCHRA

RLSD RLSD DT1 (CLCMD) DT1 (CLCMD) RLSD RLC Release SCCP connetion (Gr.. Call Control

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Succesful Uplink Allocation Procedure (1)

MS

BTS
ULFREE (2) ULFREE ULFREE
VGRULF (3)
FACCH

BSC1

MSC

BSC2

BTS

UPLINK ACCESS
uplink voice group TCH

TALDC DT1 (UPRQ) DT1 (URA) UPBUS (ULBUSY)

VGCS UPLINK GRANT
downlink voice group TCH

ULBUSY
FACCH

DT1 (USC) (5)

UPBUS (ULBUSY)

SABM (TALKIND) UA (TALKIND)

ESTIN (TALKIND)

DT1(URC) [TALKIND])

DATIN (CLCH) MRPCI DT1 (CLUPD) CR(ASREQ) CHNAV CHNAK DATRQ (ASCMD) ESTIN DATIN (ACOM) MRPCI UP_REL (6) CC (ASCMP) SETPAR (7)

Conversation Phase...

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1. The listening subscriber may attempt to seize the Uplink common VGCS (TCH). When the MS is informed about the successful seizure it then moves on a dedicated channel (TCH) becomes the new talking subscriber.This is the typical talking subscriber change procedure. 2. The BSC sends this message to the BTS to indicate that the uplink of the VGCS channels becomes or is free. 3. vgcsULFreeTimer (VGRULF in BSC DB Object BTS [TIMER]). If no ASCI call is active the network provides an UPLINK FREE message on the main signalling channel periodically. The timer vgcsULFree Timer defines the repetition rate of sending this message. The timer will be stopped if an Uplink Access of a Mobile Station (MS) or an UPLINK Busy of the BSC was received. 4. Tgrant is a timer to define the repetition rate of sending the VGCS UPLINK GRANT message. In case of an ASCI call the network grants the uplink to one mobile station by sending a VGCS UPLINK GRANT message to the mobile station. After having sent this message the BTS starts TGRANT to repeat this message for as long as a counter has not reached the value of NRPGRANT. 5. With DT1 USC (Uplink Seize Cmd) the MSC informs a BSC that a MS belonging to another BSC area has successfully seized the uplink common VGCS channel. Then the BSS notifies its MSs that the channel is busy. 6. UPLINK RELEASE (BSC->BTS) sent on VGCS common channel to inform the BTS that the BSC has assigned a dedicated TCH to the talker in the same call during talker change procedure. 7. SET PARAMETER messages are sent from MSC where the MS is told that Uplink/Downlink is connected.

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other MSs may attempt to seize the uplink common VGCS channel. After this procedure. in order to talk.2.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. This happens when the talking subscriber wants to stop speaking. RLSD RLC DT1 (CLCMD) cause: call control DT1 (CLCMD) DT1 (URLC) cause: call control ULFREE 178 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .15. MS BTS BSC1 MSC BSC2 BTS Current talking subscriber releases its dedicated channel ULREL FACCH DATIN(ULREL) ULFREE ULFREE FACCH DT1 (UPRI) cause: call control DATRQ(CHREL) CHEL DESAC DISC UA RELIN RCHRL RCHRA The other MSs may attempt to seize the uplink common VGCS channel.3 FREE Uplink Procedure MS releases the dedicated channel (TCH).

controlling dedicated to the calling subscriber) CICP (1) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 179 .Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.2.15.4 VGCS Setup initiated by Service Subscriber and Release MS CHNREQ BTS CHNRD CHNAV CHNAK IAS CMSREQ IACMD (IAS) BSC MSC ESTIN (CMSREQ) MRPCI CR(CL3I[CMSREQ]) CC (CICMD) ENCRY (CI CM) CICM CLCH DATIN (CLCH) MRPCI DATIN (CICP) DT1 (CICMP) SETUP PHCRQ PHCCN CHNAV CHNAK DATRQ (ASCMD) ASCMD UA ESTIN DATIN (ACOM) ACOM MRPCI RELRQ RELCN RCHRL RCHRA DT1 (ASCMP) DT1 (ASREQ) DT1 (CLUPD) SCCP connetion (res.

) DATRQ (CREL) DESAC DT1 (CLMP) RLSD UA RELIN RCHRL RCHRA RLC Calling subscriber terminates VGCS call Calling Subcriber Performs Talker Change Procedure.subscr.15. i. for each cell ULBUSY FACCH UPBUS (ULBUSY) NOTCMD Notification/NCH command indicator: ’start’ SSI10 (SIT10) CONNECT DATIN (ULREL) ULFREE FACCH CC (VARE) (2) UPFRE (ULFREE) DT1 (UPRI) DT1 (CLCMD) Release SCCP connection (Res.2. (see 1. controlling SCCP connection and asociated VGCS THCs Release SCCP connections (Group Call Control) 180 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 ..15. (see 1. Controlling) for each VGCS TCH.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTS BSC CR (VBST) CC (VBSA) CR (VARQ) CHNAV CHNAK MSC SCCP connetion (Group Call Control) One SCCP connection (Res..e.2) TERMREQ TERM (4) Release of the Talker TCH ...2.3) Release all res.Controlling) and associated TCH CREL DISC (TCH call.

4. The calling subscriber can terminate the call only if the calling subscriber has access to the uplink. To do this the mobile station must have access to the uplink.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1. 2. SETUP: The MSC is provided with details about the Voice Group Call. 3. CONNECT: Information to the mobile station of the calling subscriber that the VGCS is established with the related group call reference as the connected number. TERMINATION REQUEST: An authorized mobile station can send a TERMINATION REQUEST message to clear down the entire voice group call. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 181 .

2. (see 1.2.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.15...5 VGCS SETUP initiated by Service Subscriber (FAST CALL SETUP) MS CHREQ BTS BSC CHNRD CHNAV CHNAK IACMD (IAS) MSC IAS SABM (ISETUP) (1) ESTIN (ISETUP) CR (CL3I [ISETUP]) CC (CMSACC) DATRQ (CMSACC) DT1 (ASSREQ) CR (VBST) CMSACC . No encryption and ciphering are performed to speed up the call setup procedure. 182 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .4) (1) This message is sent by the MS to the network in order to setup a group call immediately.15.

6 MTC During Ongoing VBS/VGCS Connection MS BTS BSC MSC Ongoing VBS/VGCS call.. (see 1. If the paged MS is a listener of any ongoing ASCI call in the BSC then it should receive the Notification/FACCH message and switch to the incoming MTC call.2. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 183 .15. called party is a listening subscriber PAGIN IE call priority level UDTRQ (Notification FACCH) Notif/FACCH FACCH group call TCH IE paging info is included PGCMD Succesful MTC SETUP .2) If the PAGING message towards the BSC contains the emLPP priority level IE and if the emLPP priority level is greater or equal to the evalue set by the operator for an appropriate threshold (NOTFACCH in SET BSC) then a Notification / FACCH with paging information included is sent for each Voice Group Call channel active.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.2.1..

If the originator of the ongoing MOC is a member of the incoming group call it should receive the Notification/FACCH message and switch the incoming group call. The MOC should be released. 184 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . member of the incoming group call).PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.15.2.7 VBS/VGCS Call during Ongoing Speech Call MS BTS BSC MSC Ongoing MOC from ASCI service subscriber Incoming VBS/VGCS call UDTRQ (Notification FACCH) Notif/FACCH FACCH FACCH TCH for speech call DISC cause value: pre-emption IE Group call information is included DISC DT1 (DISC) cause value: pre-emption DT1 (RELEAS) DATRQ (RELEAS) DATRQ (RELEAS) Release of speech call If the VBS/VGCS Assignment Request message contains the emLPP priority level IE and if the emLPP Priority level is greater than or equal to the value set by the operator for an appropriate threshold (NOTFACCH in SET BSC) then a Notification/FACCH with group call information included is sent a dedicated TCH occupied by speech call (MOC originated by ASCI subscriber.

16 1.1 Inter System Handover (2G <--> 3G).2.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.2. circuit switched (CS) Successful Inter System Handover (2G --> 3G) MS/ UE UI (MEAS REP) BTS BSC 2G+3G MSC RNC NodeB BWHCI DT1 (HORQD) T7 start lu Relocation Request lu Relocation Request ack Activate new channels on UTRAN (3G) side DT1 (HOCMD) T7 stop ATOISHDO DATRQ (ISHUTRAN) I (HOCMD) T3121 start HO ACCESS T3124 start HO ACCESS RRC HO Detect lu Relocation Detect T3124 stop HO COMPLETE RRC HO Complete lu Relocation Complete A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 185 .16.

PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS/ UE BTS BSC 2G+3G MSC DT1 (CLCMD) RNC NodeB T3121 stop SUOISHDO DT1 (CLCMP) RELRQ RELCN RCHRL RCHRA RLSD RLC 186 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .

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1.2.16.2

Unsuccessful Inter System Handover (2G --> 3G), loss of MS (loss of HOCMD), T3121 expiry

MS/ UE
UI (MEAS REP)

BTS

BSC

2G+3G MSC

RNC

NodeB

BWHCI DT1 (HORQD)
lu Relocation Request lu Relocation Request ack Activate new channels on UTRAN (3G) side

DT1 (HOCMD)
ATOISHDO

DATRQ (ISHUTRAN) I (HOCMD)
T3121 start

T3121 expiry NRFLTCH

[9]

DT1 (CLREQ) Radio int. message failure
NRCLRREQ

[3]

DT1 (CLCMD)
NRCLRCMD

[1]

DT1 (CLCMP)

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MS/ UE

BTS

BSC

2G+3G MSC

RNC

NodeB

DATRQ (CREL) DESAC RELIN RCHRL RCHRA RLSD RLC
Release new channels on UTRAN (3G) side

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1.2.16.3

Unsuccessful Inter System Handover (2G --> 3G), No TCH available in Target UMTS Cell (3G)

MS/ UE
UI (MEAS REP)

BTS

BSC

2G+3G MSC

RNC

NodeB

BWHCI DT1 (HORQD)
T7 start lu Relocation Request lu Relocation Failure No TCHs available on UTRAN (3G) side

DT1 (HORRJ)
T7 expiry NHOINRHA

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1.2.16.4

Unsuccessful Inter System Handover (2G --> 3G), Reversion to old TCH, T3124 expiry

MS/ UE
UI (MEAS REP)

BTS

BSC

2G+3G MSC

RNC

NodeB

BWHCI DT1 (HORQD)
lu Relocation Request lu Relocation Request ack Activate new channels on UTRAN (3G) side

DT1 (HOCMD)
ATOISHDO

DATRQ (ISHUTRAN) I (HOCMD) HO ACCESS
HO ACCESS does not get through

T3124 start

HO ACCESS

T3124 expiry

SABM ESTIN old TCH UA I (HOFAIL) DATIN (HOFAIL)
UNOISHDO

DT1 (HOFAI)
lu Clear Command lu Clear Complete Release new channels on UTRAN (3G) side

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5 Successful Inter System Handover (3G --> 2G) MS/ UE NodeB RNC 2G+3G MSC BSC BTS Event 2d: Meas Report [2d] Event 3a: Meas Report [3a] lu Relocation Required CR (HOREQ) RQIISHDO CHNAV CHNAK CC (HORAC.HCOM) lu Relocation Command RRC Handover Command Handover Command HO ACCESS HO ACCESS HANDO DT1 (HODET) HO COMPLETE ESTIN DATIN (HOCMP) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 191 .16.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.2.

192 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS/ UE NodeB RNC 2G+3G MSC BSC BTS MRPCI DATRQ (CLEQ)(*) DT1 (HOCMP) SUIISHDO lu Release Command Release old channels on UTRAN (3G) side lu Release Complete DATIN (CLCH)(*) DT1 (CLUPD) MRPCI DATIN (UTRANCC)(*) MRPCI (*) Only if information in HO requests is not completed.

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.16.6 Unsuccessful Inter System Handover (3G --> 2G). No TCH available in Target GSM Cell (2G) MS/ UE NodeB RNC 2G+3G MSC BSC BTS Event 2d: Meas Report [2d] Event 3a: Meas Report [3a] lu Relocation Required CR (HOREQ) RQIISHDO No TCHs available on GSM (2G) side CREF (HOFAI) UNIISHDO lu Relocation Required Reject A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 193 .2.

1 Other Procedures Idle Traffic Channel Supervision MS BTS BSC MSC RESIN (*) ILUPLKIC MEITCHIB . RESIN (*) ILUPLKIC . .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. .17 1. 194 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .17. .2. MEITCHIB (*) Contains the idle TCH measurements for all TCHs of the TRX currently not used for a call. .2. . . . .

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1. . . MEAS REP . . A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 195 . . .2. . . . . MESRS (MEAS REP) (*) PWRUPDW CRXLVQUU CRXLVQUD CRXLVTAU CRXLVTAD CFERRXQU (*) Measurement Reports are transmitted for each TCH of the TRX currently seized by a call only if the feature ’Measurements on Abis’ (SET TRX: RADIOMR = TRUE) is enabled in the BSC database. .2 Uplink and Downlink Measurement Reports on Abis MS BTS BSC MSC MEAS REP MESRS (MEAS REP) (*) PWRUPDW CRXLVQUU CRXLVQUD CRXLVTAU CRXLVTAD CFERRXQU . . .17. . . . . . .

2... CMSREQ) CC (MSIT) STRAC DT1 (CICMD) I (CIMCMD) SDCCH ENCRY (CIMCMD) STRACACK I (CLAMCH) SDCCH DATIN (CLAMCH) DATIN (CIMCMP) DT1 (CLUPD) DT1 (CICMP) DT1 (TRCMD) I (CIMCMP) SDCCH DATRQ (TRCMD) I (TRCMD) SDCCH TMEASRES (MEASREP) Call setup continuation and completion... 196 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 ..PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. TMEASRES (MEASREP) TMEASRES (MEASREP) Call continuation .17.. I (CMSREQ) SDCCH ESTIN (CMSREQ) MRPCI CR (CL3I.3 IMSI Trace Invocation for Normal Call Setup MS BTS BSC MSC Call setup .

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 197 .2. HO CMD) DT1 (MSIT) DATRQ (HO CMD) I (HO CMD) FACCH Continuation of handover procedure .4 IMSI Trace Invocation for Incoming Inter-BSC Handover MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew CR (HO REQ) CHNAV (New TCH) CHNAK CC (HO RAC...17. I (HO CMP) FACCH DATIN (HO CMP) DT1 (HO CMP) MRPCI DT1 (CL CMD) (cause: handover successful) STRAC STRACACK RELRQ RELCN DT1 (CL CMP) RLSD RCHRL (Old TCH) RCHRA RLC TMEASRES (MEASREP) TMEASRES (MEASREP) Call continuation . HO CMD) DT1 (HO CMD..

4.1.1 GPRS Message Flows GPRS Procedures This chapter describes the general procedures for GPRS Mobility Management and GPRS Session Management.3 1.3. 3. 2. The temporary block flows (TBF) which are used to transport signalling messages and user data between mobile and BSS are described in chapter 1. The network informs the MS that the Attach was accepted. The MS responds with Identity Response including its IMSI. 198 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . In contrast to ciphering in existing GSM (between BTS and MS) GPRS ciphering is a function of the LLC layer in the SGSN and in the mobiles. The network may include a new P-TMSI in the Attach Accept message. MS capability. 1.1 GPRS Mobility Management: Attach Procedure MS BSC ATRQ IDRQ IDRE ACRQ ACRE ATAC new P-TMSI ACOM IMSI SGSN IMSI or P-TMSI. The mobile sends Attach Request containing information about its mobile capabilities. 5.2. the MS confirms the reception with Attach Complete. If the Attach Accept contained a new P-TMSI. 1.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.3. the SGSN sends an Identity Request to the MS.3. If the MS identifies itself with its P-TMSI but the P-TMSI is unknown in SGSN. its mutual class and its IMSI or P-TMSI for identification. If enabled in the SGSN it initiates the authentication and ciphering procedure. multislot class 1 2 UL-TBF DL-TBF UL-TBF 3 DL-TBF UL-TBF 4 5 DL-TBF UL-TBF The Attach procedure is used by the mobile to register for GPRS services.

A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 199 . The SGSN informs the MS that it has been detached by sending detach Request to the MS. 2. 1. 2. cause DTAC SGSN 1 2 DL-TBF UL-TBF The network may initiate the GPRS detach when GPRS services are no longer accepted for a subscriber (e. the SGSN sends a Detach Accept to the MS.g.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.2 GPRS Mobility Management: Detach Procedure (Mobile initiated) MS UL-TBF DL-TBF BSC DTRQ detach type DTAC SGSN 1 2 The detach procedure is used by the mobile to deregister from GPRS services. If the detach Type indicates that the detach is not due to power switch off. 1. (Network initiated) MS BSC DTRQ detach type.3. The mobile initiated detach might be triggered by user command from mobile menu or when the mobile is switched off.1. the subscriber is cancelled from the HLR database). The mobile confirms the detach with detach accept.

dyn. parameters of the LLC and SNDCP layer are negotiated be. The MS leaves the PDP Address IE empty to request a dynamic PDP address. 200 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .g. opt. PDP-address QoS.1. If supported by the mobile several PDP Contexts with different QoS profiles might be active handling different applications. shall use the PDP Address Information Element to indicate whether it requires the use of a static PDP Address or whether it requires the use of a dynamic PDP address. subscriber. 2 The network verifies if it can support the requested QoS and if it is allowed for this . the SGSN may accept the Activate PDP Context Request with the requested or another QoS. 1 In the Activate PDP Context Request the mobile includes a requested QoS. The MS either accepts the negotiated QoS profile.3 GPRS Session Management: Activate PDP Context MS BSC APCR APAC XID XID SGSN 1 2 UL-TBF DL-TBF UL-TBF QoS.3. the SGSN assigns a dynamic PDP-address. tween the mobile and the SGSN. 3 In the XID messages. The Activate PDP Context procedure is used to establish the connection. or the SGSN rejects the Activate PDP Context Request. opt. fixed or dynamic local IP address) and a specific Quality of Service profile (QoS). The MS . PDP-address 3 DL-TBF A PDP context represents a logical connection between a mobile and the network with a specific PDP address for data routing (e. If requested by the mobile.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. Depending on the result. or deactivates the PDP context.

3. opt.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 201 . The Paging procedure is used by the network to determine the cell where the mobile is located and moves the GMM state to READY.3. 2. The mobile remains GPRS attached. A MS in STANDBY state must be paged by the SGSN before a downlink transfer to that MS is possible. CGI DTGR DL-Data In GMM STANDBY status a mobile performs routing area updates but it doesn’t inform the network about cell changes. 1. the BSC shall use the P-TMSI instead of IMSI in the PAGING message on the Um-interface.5 GPRS: Paging MS PAGING P-TMSI or IMSI UL-TBF DL-TBF BSC PAPS SGSN IMSI. The SGSN includes the IMSI. Paging Area. P-TMSI 1 2 UI TLLI. The BSC adds the Cell Global Identity (CGI) including RAC and LAC of the cell where the message was received before passing the message to the SGSN. In response to a GPRS page. If included. the related dial up connection is disconnected.g. the mobile usually sends an unnumbered Information frame (UI).1.4 GPRS Session Management: Deactivate PDP Context (Mobile initiated) MS BSC SGSN UL-TBF DL-TBF DPRQ DPAC cause The deactivate PDP Context procedure is used to deactivate a specific PDP Context. E. However any other uplink data from the MS can be a valid paging response. information about the area in which the mobile shall be paged and if available a P-TMSI. Network initiated PDP Context Deactivation is done with reverse message directions.1. 1.

opt. it sends a FLUSH-LL PDU to the old BVC to initiate the following procedure: . . 1. LLC-PDU(s) stored at the "old" BVCI for the TLLI are deleted. or when a suspended MS is not resumed by the BSS. when the periodic RA update timer has expired. 2 FLUSH new BVCI 3 DL-TBF RAAC RAI. old BVCI. When the SGSN detects the routing area update.6 MS GPRS Mobility Management: Routing Area Update old BTS new BTS BSC SGSN UL/DL-TBFs (Data) DTGR UL/DL-Data 1 UL-TBF RARQ new CGI. In the new cell the mobile sends a Routing Area Update Request including the old Routing Area Identification and the reason for the routing area update. opt. 202 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . new P-TMSI 2 FLUSH-ACK TLLI UL-TBF 4 UL/DL-TBFs (Data) RACO 5 DTGR UL/DL-Data A routing area update takes place when a GPRS attached MS detects that it has entered a new RA. 2. The BSC adds the new Cell Global Identity including RAC and LAC of the cell where the message was received before passing the message to the SGSN.3.at a cell change between two NSEIs or between two routing areas.in response to a FLUSH-LL PDU the BSS shall send a FLUSH-LL-ACK PDU to the SGSN containing: -the TLLI received in the FLUSH-LL PDU.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. old RAI TLLI.1.

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 3. 5. The SGSN validates the presence of the MS in the new RA. 4. If all checks are successful. or if subscription checking fails. A Routing Area Update Accept (RAAC) is returned to the MS. Data transfer is continued in the new routing area. A new P-TMSI may be allocated. then the SGSN updates the GMM context for the MS. The MS acknowledges the new P-TMSI by returning a Routing Area Update Complete (RACO). then the SGSN rejects the routing area update with an appropriate cause. If the MS is not allowed to be attached in the RA due to regional subscription restrictions. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 203 .

1. 2 FLUSH new BVCI 3 FLUSH-ACK TLLI 4 UL/DL-TBFs (Data) DTGR UL/DL-Data 1.7 MS GPRS Mobility Management: Cell Update old BTS new BTS BSC SGSN UL/DL-TBFs (Data) DTGR UL/DL-Data 1 UL-TBF (UI) UI TLLI.3. old BVCI. 4. A cell update takes place when the MS enters a new cell inside the current RA and the MS is in READY state. new BVCI TLLI. 3.the TLLI received in the FLUSH-LL PDU and . In case the SDUs were "transferred" the BVCI (new) IE shall be included.at a cell change within one NSEI (e. the BSS adds the BVCI and Cell Global Identity including RAC and LAC.an indication of whether the LLC-PDU(s) were "transferred" or "deleted". one PCU represents one NSEI) and within one routing area. 2. LLC-PDU(s) for a given TLLI stored at an "old" BVCI (corresponding to the old cell) are either deleted or transferred to a "new" BVCI (corresponding to the new cell) with which the TLLI is currently associated. The MS performs the cell update procedure by sending an uplink LLC frame of any type containing the MS identity to the SGSN.g. In response to a FLUSH-LL PDU the BSS shall send a FLUSH-LL-ACK PDU to the SGSN containing: . 204 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . opt. Towards the SGSN. it sends a FLUSH-LL PDU to the old BVC to initiate the following procedure: .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. When the SGSN detects the cell change. Data transfer is continued in the new cell.

8 GPRS: Suspend / Resume MS BSS SGSN 1 UL/DL-TBFs (Data) Circuit switched traffic. Location Update DTGR UL/DL-Data 2 CHNREQ RACH DTGR DL-TBF 3 DL-Data 4 SDCCH GPRSSU TLLI Cause SUS TLLI SUSA RSTA TLLI LLCD TLLI 3 DISC 5 RES RESA CHNREL (Resume) T4 6 UL/DL-TBF DTGR UL/DL-Data A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 205 . e.3.1. answer to paging.g.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1. Mobile Originated Call.

e. The call set-up continues. 3.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System The Suspend / Resume procedure is used to interrupt GPRS data traffic temporarily to allow circuit switched services. The mobile leaves the Packet data traffic channels and switches to the BCCH. 6. 4. If a downlink TBF is active during this time. 2. It requests a signalling channel (SDCCH) by sending CHNREQ on the Random Access Channel. The BSC forwards the Suspend to the SGSN. 206 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . The mobile is transferring data. 5. a periodic Location Update or in our example a Mobile Originating Call.g. The BSC includes the resume command towards the mobile in the channel release message and sends in parallel a resume message towards SGSN. The mobile sends a GPRS Suspend Request on the SDCCH. 1. The BSC reports this lost downlink TBF with a Radio Status (RSTA) and the number of not transferred with a LLC-discarded (LLCD) towards the SGSN. it will fail because the mobile is no longer monitoring the PDTCHs. Whether data transfer is continued or not depends on the recovery mechanism and time out of the suspended application. The call ends and the circuit switched resources are released. answer to Paging for an incoming call.

– When an MS in READY state changes to Iu mode independent of whether the RA has changed or not. The RA update procedure is either combined RA / LA update or only RA update. If the network operated in mode I. In the context of this specification.3.1 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 207 . an MS that is both PS-attached and CS-attached shall perform the Combined RA / LA Update procedure. the MS shall follow the selective RA update procedures. – When an MS in STANDBY state changes to Iu mode and the RA changes.122). as no combined RA / LA updates are performed during a CS connection. packet oriented (PO). the terms RNS (or RNC) refer also to a GERAN BSS (or BSC) when serving an MS in Iu mode. the MS shall initiate the Iu mode RA update procedure and afterwards initiate the Radio Access Bearers (RABs) by the Service Request procedure. intra SGSN inter system change Successful Inter System Cell Reselection Procedure (2G --> 3G) The inter system change from A/Gb mode to Iu mode takes place when a GPRSattached MS changes from A/Gb mode to GERAN or UTRAN IU mode. 1.2 Inter System Cell Reselection Procedure (2G <--> 3G). This concerns only idle mode (see 3GPP TS 23.2.3. Depending on the GPRS mobility management state before the inter system change and whether the Routing Area (RA) is changed or not. the MS shall initiate the Iu mode RA update procedure. one of the following procedures is initiated by the MS: – When an MS in STANDBY state changes to Iu mode inside the current RA.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.

Security mode control (complete) 5. Packet data transfer 208 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . Security mode control (command) 4. ACRQ 3. MPCA 10. SREQ 8. RARQ 3. SACC 9. RACO 7. RAAC 6. RB setup complete 12. RAB assignment (response) 13. RAB assignment (request) 11. Inter system change decision 2.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS/ UE BSC RNC 2G+3G SGSN (lu) 1. RB setup request 11. MPCR 8. ACRE 4.

12. the 2G+3G-SGSN rejects the RAU with an appropriate cause. QoS Profile(s). A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 209 . 10. Service Type) message to the SGSN. the SGSN may use the follow-on request indication to release or keep the Iu connection after the completion of the RA update procedure. A new P-TMSI may be allocated. the 2G+3G-SGSN updates MM and PDP contexts for the MS. 9. If all checks are successful. As an implementation option. The PDCP sequence numbers are derived from the N-PDU sequence numbers and stored in the PDP contexts in step 5. Security functions may be executed. P-TMSI Signature) message is returned to the MS. 3. 4. If due to roaming restrictions the MS is not allowed to be attached in the RA. GTPSNUs. GTP-SNDs. if there is pending uplink traffic (signalling or data). If the MS has pending uplink data or signalling. and stops transmission to the network. A RAU Accept (P-TMSI. 8. The MS responds with a Radio Bearer Setup Complete (PDCP-SNDs) message. the 2G+3-SGSN derives the corresponding PDCP sequence numbers from the N-PDU sequence numbers stored in the SGSN PDP contexts by adding eight most significant bits “1”. 7. Authentication/Ciphering functions may be executed. Old RA.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1. The 2G+3G-SGSN requests the SRNS to establish a radio access bearer by sending an RAB Assignment Request (RAB ID(s). or if subscription checking fails.e. CKSN. Note: The NSAPI value is carried in the RAB ID IE. The SRNS sends a Radio Bearer Setup Request (PCDP-SNUs) message to the MS. The MS or the RAN decides to perform an inter system change which makes the MS switch to a new cell where Iu mode has to be used. The SRNS shall add an identifier of the area where the message was received before passing the message to the 2G+3G-SGSN. i. The SRNS responds with a RAB Assignment Response message. RAI. A combined RA / LA update with IMSI attach requested occurs also if the MS has a follow on request. Service Type shall indicate one of the following: Data or Signalling. . Update Type shall indicate RA update or combined RA / LA update or combined RA / LA update with IMSI attach requested. 6. 2. 5. it shall send a Service Request (P-TMSI. These PDCP sequence numbers are stored in the SGSN PDP contexts. PDCP-SNUs) message to the SRNS. For this inter system change. The MS acknowledges the new P-TMSI by returning a RAU Complete message to the SGSN. The 2G+3G-SGSN stops transmission of N-PDUs to the MS. The 2G+3G-SGSN validates the presence of the MS in the new RA. Old P-TMSI Signature. The MS initiates an RRC connection establishment and sends a Routing Area Update (RAU) Request (P-TMSI. The MS/UE responds with a Modify PDP context accept to the 2G+3G-SGSN MS -> N. CM) message to the combined 2G+3G-SGSN. A Modify PDP context request N -> MS is sent from 2G+3G-SGSN to the MS. Update Type. Service Type specifies the requested service.

– When an MS in PMM-IDLE state changes to A/Gb mode and the RA changes. In the context of this specification. A combined RA / LA update takes place in network operation mode I when the MS enters a new RA or when a GPRS-attached MS performs IMSI attach. as no combined RA / LA updates are performed during a CS connection. 210 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .3. the MS shall initiate the GPRS RAU procedures.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. the terms RNS (or RNC) refer also to a GERAN BSS (or BSC) when serving an MS in Iu mode. the MS shall follow the selective Routing Area Update (RAU) procedure.122). In this case the SGSN forwards the LA update to the VLR. – When an MS in PMM-CONNECTED state changes to the A/Gb mode.2 Successful Inter System Cell Reselection Procedure (3G --> 2G) The inter system change from Iu mode to A/Gb mode takes place when an MS changes from UTRAN or GERAN Iu mode to A/Gb mode. the MS shall initiate the GPRS RAU procedure independent of whether the RA has changed or not. The RAU procedure is either combined RA / LA update or only RAU. one of the following procedures is initiated by the MS: – When an MS in PMM-IDLE state changes to A/Gb mode without changing the RA. Depending on the PMM state before the inter system change and whether the RA is changed or not. The MS sends a RAU Request message indicating that an LA update may also need to be performed.2. This concerns only idle mode (see 3GPP TS 23.

Inter system change decision 2. MPCA 12. RACO 11. Iu Release complete 9. ACRE 6. SRNS context request 3. MPCR 11. Forward packets 8. Packet data transfer A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 211 . ACRQ 5. SRNS Data forward command 7. RARQ 3. RAAC 10.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS/ UE BSC RNC 2G+3G SGSN (Gb) (lu) 1. Iu Release command 8. SRNS context response 5.

The BSS shall add the Cell Global Identity including the RAC and LAC of the cell where the message was received before passing the message to the 2G+3GSGSN. Authentication/Ciphering functions may be executed. the 2G+3G-SGSN updates MM and PDP contexts for the MS. 3. This message informs the SRNS that the 2G+3G-SGSN is ready to receive data packets. The MS sends a RAU Request (old RAI. For each radio bearer which uses lossless PDCP. For each active PDP context which uses lossless PDCP. A logical link is established between the new 2G+3G-SGSN and the MS. Receive N-PDU Number) message is returned to the MS. The 2G+3G-SGSN converts the PDCP sequence numbers to SNDCP sequence numbers by taking off the eight most significant bits of the PDCP sequence numbers. The SRNS responds with an SRNS Context Response (GTP-SNDs. When the RNC data-forwarding timer has expired. 4. GTP-SNUs. Their related downlink PDCP sequence numbers are sent with them. Transport Layer Address. 5. The 2G+3G-SGSN shall take off the eight most significant bits of the passed PDCP sequence numbers. the SRNS also includes the uplink PDCP sequence number (PDCP-SNU) and the downlink PDCP sequence number (PDCP-SND). A RAU Accept (P-TMSI. Update Type) message to the 2G+3G-SGSN. old P-TMSI Signature. the 2G+3G-SGSN sends an SRNS Data Forward Command (RAB ID. the 2G+3G-SGSN rejects the RAU with an appropriate cause. A combined RA / LA update with IMSI attach requested occurs if the MS wants to perform an IMSI attach. Update Type shall indicate RAU or combined RA / LA update or combined RA / LA update with IMSI attach requested. If the MS is PMM-CONNTECTED. the SRNS shall start the data-forwarding timer. If due to roaming restrictions the MS is not allowed to be attached in the RA. For each RAB indicated by the SRNS Data Forward Command. The Receive N-PDU Number is equal to the converted PDCP- 212 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . Upon reception of SRNS Data Forward Command message from the 2G+3G-SGSN. PDCP-SNUs) message. A new P-TMSI may be allocated. or if subscription checking fails. 6. PDCP-SNU is the PDCP sequence number for the next expected in-sequence uplink packet to be received from the MS. The MS or the RAN decides to perform an inter system change which makes the MS switch to a new cell where A/Gb mode has to be used. the SRNS responds with an Iu Release Complete message. PDCP-SNDs. the 2G+3G-SGSN sends an SRNS Context Request (IMSI) message to the SRNS. The 2G+3G-SGSN validates the presence of the MS in the new RA. 9. the SRNS starts duplicating and tunnelling the buffered GTP-PDUs back to the 2G+3G-SGSN. Upon reception of the SRNS Context Request message. the SRNS starts buffering and stops sending downlink PDUs to the MS. 2G+3G-SGSN initiates the establishment procedure. the GTP-PDUs related to transmitted but not yet acknowledged PDCP-PDUs are duplicated and tunnelled back to the 2G+3G-SGSN. PDCP-SND is the PDCP sequence number of the first downlink packet for which successful transmission has not been confirmed. The 2G+3G-SGSN sends an Iu Release Command message to the SRNS.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. thus converting them to SNDCP N-PDU numbers of the respective 2G GPRS PDP contexts. and stops transmission to the network. The GTP sequence numbers are included for each PDP context indicating the next in-sequence downlink GTP-PDU to be sent to the MS and the next in-sequence GTP PDU to be tunnelled to the GGSN. 7. P-TMSI Signature. If all checks are successful. 8. If the MS is PMM-CONNECTED state. 2. Iu Transport Association) message to the SRNS.

and downlink resources are allocated to the mobiles depending on their multislot classes. A Modify PDP context request N -> MS is sent from 2G+3G-SGSN to the MS. 11. these NPDUs shall be discarded by the MS. All mobile-terminated N-PDUs which were successfully transferred before the start of the update procedure are thereby confirmed. 10. 1.3. It contains the acknowledgements for each NSAPI which used lossless PDCP before the start of the update procedure. The MS responds with a Modify PDP context accept to the 2G+3G-SGSN MS -> N. PDCP-SND is the PDCP sequence number for the next expected insequence downlink packet which is received in the MS per radio bearer and which used lossless PDCP. It contains the acknowledgements for each NSAPI which used lossless PDCP before the start of the update procedure. If the Receive N-PDU Number confirms the reception of N-PDUs. Data and GMM messages are transferred in Temporary Block Flows (TBF). The new 2G-SGSN negotiates the use of acknowledged or unacknowledged SNDCP with the MS for each NSAPI. Three basic TBF types exist: – – – Uplink TBF Downlink TBF Concurrent TBF In case more detailed information is required. The Receive N-PDU Number is equal to the converted PDCP-SND.3 RLC/MAC Message Flows All afore mentioned GPRS Mobility Management and Data Transfer procedures use the RLC/MAC message flows described below. the respective acknowledgements if required and the release of the resources. regardless whether the SRNS used lossless PDCP or not.60). The MS acknowledges the new P-TMSI by returning a RAU Complete (Receive NPDU Number) message to the SGSN. All mobile-originated N-PDUs which were successfully transferred before the start of the update procedure are thereby confirmed. these N-PDUs shall be discarded by the 2G+3G-SGSN. Timeslot allocation of various multislot classes: Up. please refer to the GSM specifications (RLC/MAC: GSM 04. The MS deducts Receive N-PDU Number from PDCP-SND by taking off the eight most significant bits. Each TBF consists of the resource allocation.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows SNU. If the Receive N-PDU Number confirms the reception of N-PDUs. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 213 . the transfer of RLC/MAC data blocks itself.

: TFI. BSN=x. CV015 (.. CV=15 TLLI.. CS AGCH IACMD (IMASS) Packet UL Ass.Contention Resolution. CS RMAC-DL (PDDCB) USF 4 PDTCH PCU-DL (PDDCB) USF (.) PCU-UL (DATA) TLLI. CV=15 PDTCH PCU-UL (DATA) TLLI. BSN=x.1 Uplink TBF MS UL-LLC-Data in MS BTS BSC 1 RACH CHNREQ (Uplink TBF) CHNRD (Uplink TBF) 2 CHNAV PDCH CHNAK 3 I (IMASS) Packet UL Ass.) RMAC-UL (PUDCB) PDTCH 5 PCU-UL (PUDCB) 6 PDTCH RMAC-UL (DATA) TLLI.: TFI. CV=15 (...3. BSN=x+1.) (. USF 7 RMAC-DL TLLI. USF..) 214 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 ...3.) RMAC-UL (DATA) TLLI. Ack BSN=0.) (.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1. USF. BSN=0... BSN=0.. (PUAN) Ack BSN=0. CV=15 PDTCH PCU-UL (DATA) TLLI..Contention Resolut.. CV=15 (. USF PACCH PCU-DL (PUAN) RMAC-UL (DATA) TLLI.. BSN=0.

.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTS BSC RMAC-UL (DATA) BSN=y. USF PACCH BSN=y+1.) (. CV=15 8 RMAC-DL (PUAN) RMAC-UL (DATA) PDTCH Ack for NRLCMAX.) UL Data Repetition (..) Final Ack for BSN=z+15.. CV=15 PDTCH PCU-UL (DATA) BSN=y. CV=15 9 RMAC -UL (DATA) BSN=z+1.. CV=0 PCU-UL (PUDCB) RMAC-UL (PUDCB) PDTCH RMAC-UL (DATA) UL Data Repetition PDTCH PCU-UL (DATA) (.. CV=14 PDTCH PCU-UL (DATA) BSN=z+1. USF PCU-UL (DATA) BSN=y+1... RRBP=1 PACCH PCU-DL (PUAN) RRBP=1 4 ACCESS BURST (PCA) PACCH PCU-UL (PCA) A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 215 . CV=15 (..) RMAC-UL (DATA) PDTCH BSN=z.) 10 RMAC-UL (DATA) BSN=z+15. CV=15 PCU-UL (PUAN) Ack for BSN=NRLCMAX. 11 12 RMAC-DL (PUAN) Ack BSN=z+15.... CV=14 (.) (.. CV=0 PDTCH PCU-UL (DATA) BSN=z+15. CV=15 PCU-UL (DATA) BSN=z.

9. Missing blocks will be repeated by the mobile and acknowledged in the next scheduled PUAN message. The scenario describes the packet access procedure on CCCH (no PBCCH is configured in the cell). 01111xx0). The PDDCBs continue during the whole uplink TBF . With the one phase access. The TLLI of the MS is included until the Contention Resolution procedure is completed (first PUAN with TLLI). The uplink TBF however remains open until the last sent blocks were acknowledged by the BSS. The BSC confirms the remaining uplink blocks with the final PUAN – the Final Ack Indication is set. For a GPRS data transfer with a MS not supporting UL Extended TBF or UL Extended TBF not enabled at BSC side. The MS monitors the USF of all downlink blocks on this timeslot to send its uplink data blocks as response to the occurence of its assigned USF. The MS starts to send user data (LLC-frames) inside the uplink RLC/MAC blocks. If the MS has sent most of its uplink data. 216 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . The BSC acknowledges every single uplink data block received from the mobile with a moving window mechanism. the Uplink State Flag (USF) and the Coding Scheme (CS). As soon as CV=0 is reached. The data blocks are counted up with the Block Sequence Number BSN (modulo 128). If no PDCH has been activated. the Temporary Flow Identifier (TFI). 2. Packet Downlink Dummy Control Blocks (PDDCB) with the USF value previously assigned to the MS are transmitted in the allocated PDCH.g. The Countdown Value CV remains at its maximum value as long as more than 15 RLC/MAC data blocks remain to be send. The MS repeats uplink blocks that have been sent already before the final PUAN is received. The BSC acknowledges the first received uplink data block with a Packet Uplink Ack/Nack message (PUAN). 4. BSS database parameter) a PUAN message indicating which blocks were correctly received or not. This allows the network to calculate the remaining blocks of the running uplink TBF. 01111x0x. 1. otherwise a two phase access is required. The MS sends a Channel Request message with the establishment cause. the Contention Resolution is completed and the MS continues sending its uplink data blocks without its TLLI inserted. only a single PDCH can be allocated in the uplink direction. A Mobile might send a Packet Uplink Dummy Control Block (PUDCB) as first block of an uplink TBF. 6. 3. For One phase packet access with request for single timeslot uplink transmission. 7.concurrent TBF handling according to its multislot capabilities is possible. Additionally the MS is polled with the RRBP-bit set to confirm the reception of this final PUAN. As soon as the MS receives this first PUAN message including its TLLI. one PDCH is needed (011110xx.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System Uplink TBF / One Phase Access on CCCH The purpose of the packet access procedure is to establish an uplink TBF to transfer LLC PDUs in the direction from the mobile station to the network. 11. A set of GPRS related parameters is included indicating e. This is probably because the uplink user data is not yet ready for transmission inside the MS. The BSC sends an Immediate Assignment towards the MS. The MS is now clearly identified . a single timeslot will be configured as PDCH and the Time Alignment procedure is performed. the Countdown Value CV starts counting down towards the final block. the MS has transferred all uplink data. 8. For this purpose the BSC sends every N-th block (N=NRLCMAX. 10.only the first one is drawn in the message flow! 5.

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 12. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 217 . The Packet Control Ack (PCA) confirms the reception of the previous final PUAN. Now the uplink TBF is complete and the MS returns to monitor the BCCH.

BSN=1. TS2. BSN=0.) 218 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . RRBP=1 PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) TFI..Ack/Nack Description. TFI.) (. BSN=2. TFI... TS2 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. TFI.) (. TS2 PACCH RMAC-DL (PPCTA) TFI. TS1 PDTCH RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. TLLI. TFI. RRBP=1send on TS2 4 ACCESS BURST (PCA) PACCH TS2 PCU-UL (PCA) TS2 6 7 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI.TS2 PACCH PCU-UL (PDAN) TFI.3. TS2. BSN=19. TA value.3.) (.. BSN=20.. TS3 PDTCH (. TS3 PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) TFI.... RRBP=1 PCU-DL (DATA) TFI..Ack/Nack Description.2 Downlink TBF MS BTS BSC DL-LLC-Data on Gb 1 CHNAV (PDCH: TS 1.. TS2 AGCH/PCH IACMD (IMASS) Packet DL Ass. TS3 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. BSN=20. TS1 (. BSN=y (..) 8 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI.3 if necessary) CHNAK 2 3 I (IMASS) Packet DL Ass. TA value. BSN=0. TS=2 4 5 RMAC-DL (PDAS) TLLI. TS 1 PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) TFI. BSN=1.2. TS3 PCU-DL (DATA) TFI. BSN=19.TS2 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. BSN=2.. RRBP=1. TS 1 PCU-DL (PPCTA) TFI. BSN=y PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) TFI.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.TS2 PACCH PCU-DL (PDAS) TLLI...) 9 RMAC-UL (PDAN) TFI. TLLI.

The actually activated number of timeslots basically depends on the MS capabilities (which are known to the BSC since its GPRS attach). 4. the required number of timeslots will be configured as PDCH. The IA message is either sent on the AGCH or the PCH . TS2 PCU-UL (PDAN) TFI.the timeslot numbers indicated in the message flow are regarded as relative numbers! 3. This message now allocates all intended downlink timeslots (in our case three) and includes e. A set of GPRS related parameters is included. 1. traffic load). For a GPRS data transfer with a MS not supporting UL Extended TBF or UL Extended TBF not enabled at BSC side. the Temporary Logical Link Identity (TLLI) of the MS and the Temporary Flow Identifier (TFI) of the TBF.g. The MS moves to the allocated PDCH timeslot (according the IA) where it receives the Packet Downlink Assignment (PDAS). therefore no paging is required or it was already performed including the paging response. Only a single timeslot can be allocated with the Immediate Assignment message. Additionally the poll bit is set (RRBP=1) . 11 RMAC-UL (PDAN) PACCH TFI. BSN=z-1 PCU-DL (DATA) TFI. Downlink data (LLC-frame) arrives on the Gb-interface from the SGSN. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 219 . For each timeslot a separate CHNAV/CHNAK message is required . TS2. FBI=1. BSN=z-1 PDTCH 10 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. TS2 Downlink TBF / Example with a 3+1 Mobile / CCCH only A downlink TBF is initiated by the network as soon as LLC data coming from the GSN must be transferred towards the mobile. 2. BSN=z.the BSC requests a confirmation from the MS about the correct reception of the PDAS message. The BSC sends an Immediate Assignment for a downlink TBF towards the MS. RRBP=1 PACCH TFI.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS BTS BSC RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. however less timeslots are possible under various circumstances (e. Final/ACK/NACK. RRBP=1 PCU-DL (DATA) FBI=1. the TLLI as well as the TFI. TS2. Final/ACK/NACK. This scenario assumes the MS is in GMM ready state.g. BSN=z.depending if the MS is still in Non-DRX Mode or not. indicating e. If no PDCH has been activated.g.

g. PDAN) before a continuous timing advance value is available. the BSC will repeat them soon after the reception of the PDAN. If the end of the downlink transfer is reached (last BSN=z). These access bursts are used by the BSC to calculate the initial timing advance value for the mobile. 8. The initial timing advance value is sent to the MS with a Packet Power Control/Timing Advance message (PPCTA). the default value NRLCMAX=20 is used in case the MS is not the only on the timeslots. the downlink TBF is complete and no retransmissions are required. the BSC sets the Final Block Indicator bit (FBI) in this last block and polls the MS for a final PDAN (RRBP=1). 10. The MS listens on the assigned 3 timeslots to all downlink blocks with its own TFI. 220 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . 9.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 5. This polling can only be sent on the timeslot of the TBF which is used for uplink signalling purpose . The MS remains on the PDCH and listens for new assignments until the timer T3192 expires. A moving window mechanism is used. If blocks were not correctly received by the mobile. Downlink data transfer starts on timeslot 1. 6. The MS confirms the remaining downlink blocks with a PDAN.in case of a 3+1 MS timeslot #2 is used. the RLC/MAC blocks are counted up with the Block Sequence Number (BSN). In the example shown above. the DELAyed DL TBF is disabled. 7. Every N-th downlink data block (N=NRLCMAX. The MS responds to the polling with a Packet Control Ack (PCA) . 11.the PCA format is 4 access bursts. The MS answers the polling with a PDAN message. All RLC/MAC data blocks received by the MS until the transmission of this PDAN are acknowledged. The Final Ack Indication is set. otherwise the default value is 15) the BSC polls the MS for a Packet Downlink Ack/Nack message (PDAN). Afterwards it returns to listen to the BCCH. The repeated blocks will then be acknowledged in the next PDAN message. This allows the mobile to transmit (e.

BSN PDTCH BSC RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI.. Ch. BSN PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) TFI.. BSN PDTCH 1 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI.. BSN RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI.) PCU-DL (DATA) TFI.. TS2.Req.. TS3 PDTCH (..) (.. TS2 PDTCH PCU-DL (PDDCB) (. TS2 PCU-DL (DATA) TFI..) 6 RMAC-UL (PUDCB) TLLI. BSN PCU-DL (PDAN) TFI. TS3 PDTCH RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. BSN. USF... TS2 PDTCH PCU-UL (PDDCB) TLLI. CS.) 2 RMAC-UL (PDAN) TFI.) RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. BSN TS2. BSN (.) USF. BSN UL-LLC-DATA in MS RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. TS1 PCU-DL (DATA) TFI. BSN. BSN 4 RMAC-DL (PDDCB) USF.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 1.. Channel Request Des.3. BSN PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) TFI... BSN TS2.. BSN..) (. TS2 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 221 . TS2 (. BSN. USF. BSN PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) TFI. TS2 PACCH PCU-UL (PDAN) TFI. TS3 (..3. BSN... BSN.) 3 RMAC-DL (PUAS) TFI.3 Concurrent UL TBF MS BTS PCU-DL (DATA) TFI. USF RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. TS1 PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) TFI. CS PACCH PCU-DL (PUAS) TFI. TS2 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. USF PDTCH 5 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. RRBP=1 (.

BSN PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) TFI. CV=1. TS1 10 RMAC-DL (PUAN) Final Ack.) RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. CV=1. RRBP=1. 222 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . BSN..PM:SBS Message Flows Information System MS BTS BSC 7 RMAC-UL (DATA) BSN=0. BSN. BSN.... TS2 PCU-DL (DATA) BSN=1. TS1 PDTCH RMAC-UL (DATA) BSN=1. The downlink TBF is ongoing similar to the DL-only description.. TS2 PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) BSN=0. TS2 PDTCH 8 9 RMAC-UL (DATA) BSN=2. TS3 PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) TFI.. TS2 RMAC-UL (DATA) UL Data Repetition. TS2 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI.. BSN PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) TFI.) (. CV=0. BSN. BSN PDTCH RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI.. TS2 PACCH PCU-DL (PUAN) Final Ack. BSN RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. however not all applicable blocks can be shown in this message flow.. RRBP=1.) (. TS2 PCU-UL (DATA) PCU-UL (DATA) (. TS2 (. BSN PCU-DL (DATA) TFI. TS3 (.) 11 4 ACCESS BURST (PCA) PACCH TS2 PCU-UL (PCA) TS2 12 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI.. CV=2.) All uplink transfer related messages / parameters are in blue colour and italics..) PCU-DL (DATA) TFI. BSN (. TS2 PDTCH BSN=2. CV=2.. CV=0. TS2 PDTCH UL Data Repetition.

The BSC sends the final Packet Uplink Ack/Nack (PUAN) and polls the MS to confirm its reception (RRBP=1). a concurrent uplink TBF is initiated. The Temporary Flow Identifier (TFI). the FTP Acks need to be sent in uplink direction./5 6. For a GPRS data transfer with a MS not supporting UL Extended TBF or UL Extended TBF not enabled at BSC side. The downlink TBF is running. While the downlink data is transported in a continuously running DL TBF (in our example 3 timeslots). 2. LLC data is ready for uplink transmission towards the network. The MS repeats the uplink blocks until the final PUAN has been received by the MS. This probably because the uplink user data is not yet ready for transmission inside the MS. The BSC sets the assigned USF in downlink blocks on timeslot 2. The described scenario occurs frequently for instance in case of a downlink FTP transfer. the Uplink State Flag (USF) and the Coding Scheme (CS) are specified. The BSC sends a Packet Uplink Assignment (PUAS) towards the MS. Concurrent DL TBF while a UL TBF is active / Example with a 3+1 Mobile / CCCH only CAUTION: As the downlink transfer is continuously active during the whole uplink assignment (or even UL TBF). The MS requests resources for an uplink TBF within the next scheduled Packet Downlink Ack/Nack (PDAN) of the running downlink TBF. the usual DL message flow continues respectively. Please be aware that not all DL TBF related messages can be inserted in the message flow (please refer to DL TBF only description). 8. 9. The downlink TBF continues solely. 10. The Contention Resolution procedure is not necessary as the MS is aIready clearly identified by the running DL TBF. 3. A Packet Control Ack (PCA) is sent by the MS as response to the previous polling. The PUAS is sent on relative timeslot 2 which is used as uplink timeslot in case of a 3+1 MS. The MS might send a Packet Uplink Dummy Control Block (PUDCB) as first block of the new UL TBF. 4. 7. The MS starts sending the uplink user data. In our example the complete uplink transfer consists of only 3 RLC/MAC blocks. 12. This indicates the complete transmission of the uplink data and triggers the final Packet Uplink Ack/Nack (PUAN) message. The last uplink block is sent with the Countdown Value (CV) = 0. For this purpose it adds a Channel Request Description element inside the PDAN message. which is a typical scenario for FTP uplink Acks in a downlink FTP.Information System PM:SBS Message Flows Concurrent UL TBF while a DL TBF is actice / Example with a 3+1 Mobile / CCCH only If a downlink TBF is already active and the MS needs to transmit data in uplink direction additionally. 11. 1. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 223 .

3.3.. RRBP=1... CV=15.. TS2 RMAC-UL (DATA) BSN. USF.. CV=15 Ack BSN#. TS2 RMAC-DL (PDDCB) USF. TS2 (. TS2 PACCH PCU-DL (PDAS) TLLI. TS2 PDTCH PCU-UL (DATA) PCU-DL (PUAN) PACCH BSN.. TS2 RMAC-UL (DATA) BSN. TS2 PDTCH PCU-UL (DATA) (..3.) 6 4 ACCESS BURST (PCA) PACCH TS2 PCU-UL (PCA) TS2 RMAC-UL (DATA) BSN. CV=15. CV=15. TFI. CV=15..) (. CV=15.) BSN. CV=15.) 224 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . TS2 5 RMAC-DL (PDAS) TLLI..TS2 PDTCH BSC 1 RMAC-UL (DATA) BSN. CV=15. CV=15. RRBP=1.TS2 BTS PCU-DL (PDDCB) USF.) 2 3 CHNAV PDCH... TS2 (. TFI. TS2 PCU-UL (DATA) BSN. TS2 RMAC-UL (DATA) PDTCH BSN. TS2 PDTCH PCU-DL (PDDCB) USF. TS2 RMAC-DL (PUAN) Ack BSN#.) (.4 Concurrent DL TBF MS RMAC-DL (PDDCB) USF. TS2 PDTCH PCU-UL (DATA) BSN. USF. TS2 PDTCH USF.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 1.) PCU-DL (PDDCB) PDTCH 4 RMAC-DL (PDDCB) USF. CV=15. TS 1. please refer to text CHNAK (.. TS2 DL-LLC-Data on Gb (. TS2 PCU-UL (DATA) BSN...

) TFI.. USF PCU-UL (DATA) BSN.... TS1 PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) PCU-DL (DATA) PDTCH TFI... BSN=33.. BSN=20. BSN=0. TS1 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI.. BSN=18.. TS3 9 RMAC-UL (PDAN) TFI. The uplink TBF is ongoing similar to the UL-only description. BSN=2. CV=15 PDTCH TFI.. BSN=20.. BSN=0.. CV=15 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. TS1 BTS PCU-DL (DATA) PDTCH BSC TFI.... CV=15 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. TS3 PDTCH (. TS3 (. Ack/Nack Des.) 10 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. Ack/Nack Des. TS3 PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) (.. Final Ack/Nack Des..) RMAC-DL (DATA) 8 TFI. RRBP=1. CV=15 PDTCH PCU-UL (DATA) BSN. BSN=19.. TS2.) PCU-DL (DATA) (.) TFI. TS2..Information System PM:SBS Message Flows MS RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI...) RMAC-UL (PDAN) 11 PACCH TFI. BSN=1..) TFI.. FBI=1. BSN=2.. TS1 7 RMAC-DL (DATA) TFI. USF RMAC-UL (DATA) BSN.) All downlink transfer related messages / parameters are in blue colour and italics. TS2. TS2 PCU-UL (PDAN) (.. USF RMAC-UL (DATA) BSN. BSN=18. PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) TFI. A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 225 . RRBP=1.) TFI.) (. BSN=33.. CV=15 PDTCH PCU-UL (DATA) BSN. BSN=19.. TS2 PACCH PCU-UL (PDAN) (. USF PDTCH PCU-DL (DATA) TFI.. TS2.. BSN=1. CV=15 (. Final Ack/Nack Des. TS2 (.. however not all applicable blocks can be shown in this message flow. TS2 (. RMAC-UL (DATA) BSN.

The uplink TBF continues . In case the uplink TBF was just opened on the relative timeslot 1 and a first concurrent downlink TBF is required. We assume the relative timeslot 2 is already used for the uplink transfer because an uplink FTP is already running for a longer time. if MS request in UL creates a final allocation with impacts on DL.the default value NRLCMAX=20 is used in case the MS is not the only on the timeslots. The Final Block Indicator Bit (FBI) is set and the BSC polls for a final Packet Downlink ACK/NACK (RRBP=1). The BSC starts sending the downlink data blocks of the new TBF. two more timeslots will be configured as PDCH and the Time Alignment procedure is performed on these new timeslots. Due to the polling. This message assignes the used downlink TBF timeslots and the Temporary Flow Identifier (TFI) to the MS (TLLI). The MS responds to the polling with a Packet Control ACK (PCA) in the reserved uplink block. 10. CAUTION: As the uplink transfer is continuously active during the whole downlink assignment (or even DL TBF). so PUAS can be sent. otherwise the default value is 15. Instead. After NRLCMAX blocks are sent. This because the position of the running uplink TBF must be moved to the relative timeslot 2 during a 3 timeslot downlink TBF. Downlink data (LLC-frame) arrives on the Gb-interface from the GSN. Due to the polling this block must be sent on TS 2 even if a different NRLCMAX value suggests another timeslot. 11. Please be aware that not all UL TBF related messages can be inserted in the message flow (please refer to UL TBF only description). 5. The final PDAN confirms all remaining RLC/MAC blocks of the downlink TBF. also this block must be sent on TS 2 independent of the previous sequence. 4. 226 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 . An uplink transfer between the MS and the BSS is ongoing.the BSC requests a confirmation from the MS about the correct reception of the PDAS message. therefore the downlink data block with BSN=19 polls the MS). 9. If only a single PDCH is activated yet. 3. The PDAN message from the MS is received in the reserved uplink radio block. the BSC polls the MS for a Packet Downlink ACK/NACK message (PDAN).PDDCBs indicate the assigned USF towards the MS. Additionally the poll bit is set (RRBP=1) . The final downlink data block is sent from the BSC. the usual UL message flow continues respectively. a concurrent downlink TBF is initiated. All RLC/MAC data blocks successfully received by the MS until the transmission of this message are acknowledged. the FTP ACKs need to be sent in downlink direction. The uplink TBF is meanwhile ongoing.PM:SBS Message Flows Information System Concurrent DL TBF while a UL TBF is active / Example with a 3+1 Mobile / CCCH only If an uplink TBF is already running and the MS needs to send data in downlink direction additionally. the MS sends its data in the next uplink block. the message sent to MS on TS2 is a PTR (Packet Timeslot Reconfigure). The BSC sends a Packet Downlink Assignment (PDAS) towards the MS. 6. The described scenario occurs frequently for instance in case of an uplink FTP transfer: While the uplink data is transported in a continuously running UL TBF (in our example 1 timeslot). the system will send a Packet Timeslot Reconfigure message (PTR) instead of the PDAS (see below). The DL data blocks on TS 2 continue setting the USF bit for the ongoing uplink TBF. 8. 2. 7. 1. UL allocation is meant as to avoid also DL function. (N=NRLCMAX.

A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 227 .Information System PM:SBS Message Flows In the example shown above. the DELAyed DL TBF is disabled.

PM:SBS Message Flows Information System 228 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 2 Counter / Message Abbreviations Abbreviation -AABORT ACRE ACRQ AGCH ALERT ASS CMD ASS CMP ASS COM ASS FAIL ASS FAI ASS REQ AUTREP AUTREQ -BBCCH BCINF BWHCI BSSMAP BROADCAST CONROL CHANNEL BCCH INFORMATION INTERCELL HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION BASE STATION MANAGEMENT APPLICATION PART Um Channel Um Message Abis RSL Message A-Protocol ABORT AUTHENTICATION & CIPHERING RESPONSE AUTHENTICATION & CIPHERING REQUEST ACCESS GRANT CHANNEL ALERTING ASSIGNMENT COMMAND ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE ASSIGNMENT FAILURE ASSIGNMENT FAILURE ASSIGNMENT REQUEST AUTHENTICATION RESPONSE AUTHENTICATION REQUEST BSSLAP Message GMM (GPRS MM/SM) Message GMM (GPRS MM/SM) Message Um Channel DTAP Message DTAP Message DTAP Message BSSMAP Message DTAP Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message DTAP Message DTAP Message Long Name Type -CCC CCONF CHMM CHMMACK CHNAK CHNAV CHNRD CHNREQ CHREL CICMD CICMP CIMCMD CIMCMP CLAMCH CLCH CL CMD CONNECTION CONFIRM CALL CONFIRMED CHANNEL MODE MODIFY CHANNEL MODE MODIFY ACKNOWLEDGE CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE CHANNEL ACTIVATION CHANNEL REQUIRED CHANNEL REQUEST CHANNEL RELEASE CIPHER MODE COMMAND CIPHER MODE COMPLETE CIPHERING MODE COMMAND CIPHERING MODE COMPLETE CLASSMARK CHANGE CLASSMARK CHANGE CLEAR COMMAND SCCP Message DTAP Message DTAP Message DTAP Message Abis RSL Message Abis RSL Message Abis RSL Message Um Message DTAP Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message DTAP Message DTAP Message DTAP Message Abis RSL Message BSSMAP Message A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 229 .

MS<->MSC) SCCP Message EMERGENCY SETUP ENCRYPTION COMMAND ERROR INDICATION ESTABLISH CONFIRM ESTABLISH INDICATION ESTABLISH REQUEST TIMING ADVANCE REQUEST TIMING ADVANCE RESPONSE DTAP Message Abis RSL Message Abis RSC Message Abis RSL Message Abis RSL Message Abis RSL Message BSSLAP Message BSSLAP Message 230 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .PM:SBS Message Flows Information System Abbreviation CL CMP CLUPD CL REQ CL3I CMSACC CMSREQ COIN (BSC->SMLC) CONACK CONNECT CPACK CPDAT CPROC CR CREF -DDATIN DATRQ DELIN DESAC DISC DISC DM DTAP Long Name CLEAR COMPLETE CLASSMARK UPDATE CLEAR REQUEST COMPLETE LAYER 3 INFORMATION CM SERVICE ACCEPT CM SERVICE REQUEST CONNECTION ORIENTED INFORMATION CONNECT ACKNOWLEDGE CONNECT SHORT MESSAGE CP-ACK SHORT MESSAGE CP-DATA CALL PROCEEDING CONNECTION REQUEST CONNECTION REFUSED Type BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message DTAP Message DTAP Message BSSMAP-LE Message DTAP Message DTAP Message DTAP Message DTAP Message DTAP Message SCCP Message SCCP Message DATA INDICATION DATA REQUEST DELETE INDICATION DEACTIVATE SACCH DISCONNECT DISCONNECT DISCONNECT MODE DIRECT TRANSFER APPLICATION PART DT1 -EEMSETUP ENCRY ERIN ESTCN ESTIN ESTRQ E-TA_REQ (SMLC->BSC) E-TA_RES (BSC->SMLC) DATA FORM 1 Abis RSL Message Abis RSL Message Abis RSL Message Abis RSL Message DTAP Message Um layer 2 Message Um layer 2 Message Protocol (MS<->BSC.

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows Abbreviation -FFACCH FACIL FHREQ FR -G- Long Name Type FAST ASSOCIATED CONTROL CHANNEL FACILITY FORCED HO REQUEST FULL RATE Um Channel DTAP Message Abis RSL Message Speech Version -HHANDO HO CMD HO CMP HO DET HO FAIL HO FAI HO PER HO RAC HO REQ HO RQD HO RRJ HR -II IACMD IMASS IMASSRJ IMDETIN IMSETUP ISHUTRAN -JINFORMATION IMMEDIATE ASSIGN COMMAND IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT IMSI DETACH INDICATION IMMEDIATE SETUP MESSAGE INTER SYSTEM HANDOVER TO UTRAN Um layer2 Message Abis RSL Message DTAP Message DTAP Message DTAP Message BSSMAP Message DTAP-RR Message HANDOVER DETECTION HANDOVER COMMAND HANDOVER COMPLETE HANDOVER DETECT HANDOVER FAILURE HANDOVER FAILURE HANDOVER PERFORMED HANDOVER REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGE HANDOVER REQUEST HANDOVER REQUIRED HANDOVER REQUIRED REJECT HALF RATE Abis RSL Message DTAP Message DTAP Message BSSMAP Message DTAP Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message Speech Version -K- A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 231 .

PM:SBS Message Flows Information System Abbreviation -LLCSREQ (BSC->BTS) LCSRRES (BTS->BSC) LUACC LUREQ -MMEAS REP MESRS MOMAK MOMRQ MPCA MPCR MRPCI MSIT -NNCH NOTCMD -OOVERLOAD -PPAGIN PAGREQ PAGRES PAREA PAREQ PCH PGCMD PHCCN PHCRQ PLRQ (MSC->BSC) PLRQ (BSC->SMLC) PLRS (BSC->MSC) PLRS (SMLC->BSC) PROGRES OVERLOAD Long Name Type LOCATION BASED SERVICES REQUEST LOCATION BASED SERVICES RESPONSE LOCATION UPDATING ACCEPT LOCATION UPDATING REQUEST DTAP Message DTAP Message MEASUREMENT REPORT MEASUREMENT RESULT MODE MODIFY ACKNOWLEDGE MODE MODIFY REQUEST MODIFY PDP CONTEXT ACCEPT MS -> N MODFY PCP CONTEXT REQUEST N -> MS MS RF POWER CAPABILITY INDICATION MSC INVOKE TRACE Um Message Abis RSL Message Abis RSL Message Abis RSL Message GMM (GPRS MM/SM) Message GMM (GPRS MM/SM) Message Abis RSL Message BSSMAP Message NOTIFICATION CHANNEL NOTIFICATION COMMAND UM Channel SRSL Abis RSL Message PAGING PAGING REQUEST PAGING RESPONSE PREFERRED AREA PREFERRED AREA REQUEST PAGING CHANNEL PAGING COMMAND PHYSICAL CONTEXT CONFIRM PHYSICAL CONTEXT REQUEST PERFORM LOCATION REQUEST PERFORM LOCATION REQUEST PERFORM LOCATION RESPONSE PERFORM LOCATION RESPONSE PROGRESS BSSMAP Message Um Message DTAP Message Abis RSL Message Abis RSL Message Um Channel Abis RSL Message Abis RSL Message Abis RSL Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP-LE Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP-LE Message DTAP Message 232 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .

Information System PM:SBS Message Flows Abbreviation -QQUIND -RRAAC RACH RACO RARQ RCHRA RCHRL RELCMP RELCN RELEAS RELIN RELRQ RESET RESIN RETRACK RETRV RLC RLSD RPAC RPDA RSL -SSABM SACC SACFL SACCH SAPI SBCCM SCCP SDCCH SETUP SPDACK SPDTMF SREQ STDACK STDTMF STRAC Long Name Type QUEUING INDICATION BSSMAP Message ROUTING AREA UPDATE ACCEPT RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL ROUTING AREA UPDATE COMPLETE ROUTING AREA UPDATE REQUEST RF CHANNEL RELEASE ACKNOWLEDGE RF CHANNEL RELEASE RELEASE COMPLETE RELEASE CONFIRM RELEASE RELEASED INDICATION RELEASE REQUEST RESET RF RESOURCE INDICATION RETRIEVE ACKNOWLEDGE RETRIEVE RELEASE COMPLETE RELEASED RP-ACK RP-DATA RADIO SIGNALLING LINK GMM (GPRS MM/SM) Message Um Channel GMM (GPRS MM/SM) Message GMM (GPRS MM/SM) Message Abis RSL Message Abis RSL Message DTAP Message Abis RSL Message DTAP Message Abis RSL Message Abis RSL Message BSSLAP Message Abis RSL Message DTAP Message DTAP Message SCCP Message SCCP Message SMRP Message SMRP Message Abis-Protocol SET ASYNCHRONOUS BALANCED MODE SERVICE ACCEPT SACCH FILLING SLOW ASSOCIATED CONTROL CHANNEL SERVICE ACCESS POINT IDENTIFIER SMS BROADCAST COMMAND SIGNALLING CONNECTION CONTROL PART STAND ALONE DEDICTED CONTROL CHANNEL SETUP STOP DTMF ACKNOWLEDGE STOP DTMF SERVICE REQUEST START DTMF ACKNOWLEDGE START DTMF START TRACE Um layer2 Message GMM (GPRS MM/SM) Message Abis RSL Message Um Channel LAPD Addressing ID Abis RSL Message CCS7 User Part Um Channel DTAP Message DTAP Message DTAP Message GMM (GPRS MM/SM) Message DTAP Message DTAP Message Abis RSL Message A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 233 .

PM:SBS Message Flows Information System Abbreviation STRACACK -TTALKDET TALKIND TAREQ (SMLC->BSC) TARSP (BSC->SMLC) TCH TMEASRES TRCMD TRCMP -UUA UDT UI UPCF UPLACC UPLGRT UPLINKBUSY UPLINKFREE UPLREL UPRA UPRC UPRI UPRQ UPSC UTRANCC -VVVAR VVRQ VVS VVSA -WWIHCI Long Name START TRACE ACKNOWLEDGE Type Abis RSL Message TALKER DETECT MESSAGE TALKER INDICATION MESSAGE TIMING ADVANCE REQUEST TIMING ADVANCE RESPONSE TRAFFIC CHANNEL TRACE MEASUREMENT RESULTS TMSI REALLOCATION COMMAND TMSI REALLOCATION COMPLETE DTAP Message DTAP Message BSSLAP Message BSSLAP Message Um Channel Abis RSL Message DTAP Message DTAP Message UNNUMBERED ACKNOWLEDGEMENT UNIT DATA UNNUMBERED INFORMATION UPLINK REQUEST CONFIRM MESSAGE UPLINK ACCESS UPLINK GRANT MESSAGE UPLINK BUSY MESSAGE UPLINK FREE MESSAGE UPLINK RELEASE UPLINK REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGE UPLINK RELEASE COMMAND UPLINK RELEASE INDICATION UPLINK REQUEST MESSAGE UPLINK SEIZED COMMAND UTRAN CLASSMARK CHANGE Um layer2 Message SCCP Message Um layer2 Message BSSMAP Message DTAP DTAP DTAP DTAP DTAP BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message Abis RSL Message VGCS ASSIGNMENT RESULT VGCS ASSIGNMENT REQUEST MESSAGE VGCS SETUP MESSAGE VGCS SETUP ACKNOWLEDGE BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message BSSMAP Message INTRACELL HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION Abis RSL Message 234 A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 .

Mobile Station Mobile-Services Switching Center Mobile Terminating Location Request Network Induced Location Request Siemens Base Station System SET PARAMETER Set Information Type 10 Serving Mobile Location Center Set System Info 10 Timing Advance TERMINATION TERMINATION REQUEST Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity Unit Data Request Uplink Request Confirm Uplink Request CMD Uplink Seized Command BSSLAP BSSMAP BTS CI CITASUP BSSMAP-LE BSSMAP LCS Extension emLPP GPRS LCSNSSC MS MSC MT-LR NI-LR SBS SETPAR SIT10 SMLC SSI10 TA TERM TERMREQ TMSI UDTRQ URC URLC USC A30808-X3247-M41-4-7618 235 .Information System PM:SBS Message Flows 3 BSC BSIC Abbreviations Base Station Controller Base Station Identity Code BSS LCS Assistance Protocol BSS Management Application Part Base Transceiver Station Cell Identifier This BSC DB parameter represents the flag to enable the transmission of the Cell Identifier (CI) and Timing Advance (TA) to MSC. For LCS BSS centric solution it must be always set to FALSE. enhanced Multi-Level Procedure and Preemption General Packet Radio Services This BSC DB enables LCS NSS centric solution.

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