LTE Overview

Lesson 16

Lesson Overview Describe the following Network Elements and Interfaces that are used in the LTE-SAE Environment:  Evolved UTRAN (ENodeB))  Mobility Management Entity (MME)  Serving Gateway (S-GW)  PDN Gateway (P-GW) Starent Networks Proprietary .

LTE Components UTRAN SGSN GERAN HSS S3 S1 -MME MME S12 S11 LTE-Uu UE E-UTRAN S1 .U S10 S4 S7 S6a PCRF Rx+ Serving Gateway S5 PDN Gateway SGi Enterprise Network Starent Networks Proprietary .

E-UTRAN Functions (eNodeB) eNodeB the LTE air interface includes: RRC Radio Resource Control RAC Radio Admission Control UTRAN RBC Radio Bearer Control RRM Radio Resource Management SGSN GERAN HSS S3 S1 -MME MME S12 S11 LTE-Uu UE E-UTRAN S1 .U S10 S4 S7 S6a PCRF Rx+ PDCP Packet Data Convergence Protocol Dynamic Allocation of resources to UE Routing user data to the S-GW Serving Gateway S5 PDN Gateway SGi Enterprise Network Starent Networks Proprietary .

UE identities and security parameters and includes: NAS Non Access Stratum signaling UTRAN NAS Non Access Stratum signaling security Idle mode UE reachability SGSN GERAN HSS S3 S1 -MME MME S12 S11 LTE-Uu UE E-UTRAN S1 .MME Functions and Supported Interfaces MME manages mobility.U S10 S4 S7 S6a PCRF Rx+ Tracking Area List management (UE idle and active) P-GW and S-GW selection Authentication EPS bearer management Serving Gateway S5 PDN Gateway SGi Enterprise Network Starent Networks Proprietary .

S-GW Functions and Supported Interfaces S-GW local mobility anchor point for inter eNodeB handover it includes: UTRAN E-UTRAN Idle mode downlink packet buffering Packet routing and forwarding SGSN GERAN HSS S3 S1 -MME MME S12 S11 LTE-Uu UE E-UTRAN S1 . and QCI Serving Gateway S5 PDN Gateway SGi Enterprise Network Starent Networks Proprietary .U S10 S4 S7 S6a PCRF Rx+ Transport level packet marking for UL and DL Accounting on user and QoS Class Identifier (QCI) UL and DL charging per UE. PDN.

P-GW Functions and Supported interfaces P-GW is the point of entry and exit for network traffic of the UE it includes: UE IP address allocation UTRAN Policy enforcement Charging support SGSN GERAN HSS S3 S1 -MME MME S12 S11 LTE-Uu UE E-UTRAN S1 .U S10 S4 S7 S6a PCRF Rx+ Per user based packet filtering (DPI) DL rate enforcement based on AMBR Transport level marking in the DL Serving Gateway S5 PDN Gateway SGi Enterprise Network Starent Networks Proprietary .

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