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RAN Signaling Analysis Guide

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Cell Setup Procedure

The cell setup procedure is performed to set up a WCDMA cell. This chapter describes cell setup in terms of protocols, triggering conditions, signaling procedure of successful cell setup, signaling tracing on the RNC LMT, and elementary procedures. This chapter also describes the elementary procedures in terms of functions, triggering conditions, procedure, and signaling in abnormal conditions. 1.1 Protocols Related to Cell Setup The cell setup procedure complies with some 3GPP TS25 protocols and an ITU-T protocol. 1.2 Triggering Conditions of Cell Setup Cell setup can be triggered either through execution of an MML command or with a resource audit response from the NodeB. 1.3 Signaling Procedure of Successful Cell Setup This part describes the signaling procedure of successful cell setup. For the messages related to cell setup failures, refer to the elementary procedures. 1.4 Using the RNC LMT to Trace the Cell Setup Procedure The signaling tracing function of the RNC LMT can be used to trace the signaling of cell setup. 1.5 Elementary Procedures of Cell Setup This part describes the elementary procedures of cell setup in terms of triggering conditions and signaling procedures in normal and abnormal conditions.

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427 "UTRAN Iur/Iub interface user plane protocol for DCH data streams" 3GPP TS25. Table 1-1 describes the two triggering conditions. The resource audit procedure is involved in cell setup. The RNC receives a resource audit response from the NodeB. The compliance protocols are as follows: l l l 3GPP TS25.2 Triggering Conditions of Cell Setup Cell setup can be triggered either through execution of an MML command or with a resource audit response from the NodeB.2630 "AAL type 2 Signalling Protocol" l 1. the CRNC sends a cell setup request to the NodeB if the cell setup requirements are fulfilled.435 "UTRAN Iub interface user plane protocols for Common Transport Channel data streams" ITU-T Q. After receiving the resource audit response from the NodeB. Description Run the ACT CELL command on the RNC LMT in online mode. 1-2 Huawei Technologies Proprietary Issue 01 (2007-04-20) . For the messages related to cell setup failures. Table 1-1 Triggering conditions of cell setup Triggering Condition Cell setup is initiated by the RNC LMT.433 "UTRAN Iub interface Node B Application Part (NBAP) signaling" 3GPP TS25.1 Protocols Related to Cell Setup The cell setup procedure complies with some 3GPP TS25 protocols and an ITU-T protocol. Feature The resource audit procedure is excluded from cell setup. refer to the elementary procedures.1 Cell Setup Procedure RAN Signaling Analysis Guide 1. Figure 1-1 shows the signaling procedure of successful cell setup.3 Signaling Procedure of Successful Cell Setup This part describes the signaling procedure of successful cell setup. 1.

RAN Signaling Analysis Guide 1 Cell Setup Procedure Figure 1-1 Signaling procedure of successful cell setup Note the following information about the procedure shown in Figure 1-1: l The resource status indication and resource audit procedures are involved in cell setup only when the cell setup is triggered with a resource audit response from the NodeB.4 Using the RNC LMT to Trace the Cell Setup Procedure The signaling tracing function of the RNC LMT can be used to trace the signaling of cell setup. You have logged in to the RNC with an account authorized to perform tracing management. The physical shared channel reconfiguration procedure is involved in cell setup only when the cell to be set up is a High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) cell. Prerequisite l l The RNC LMT works properly. Context Table 1-2 lists the messages to be traced. If IP transport is applied to the Iub interface. Issue 01 (2007-04-20) Huawei Technologies Proprietary 1-3 . the Iub user plane setup procedure is excluded from cell setup. l l 1.

1 Cell Setup Procedure RAN Signaling Analysis Guide Table 1-2 Messages to be traced Interfaces and Protocols to Be Traced Message Name on the LMT Message Name in Protocols NBAP_AUDIT_REQ NBAP_AUDIT_RSP NBAP_AUDIT_FAIL NBAP_CELL_SETUP_REQ NBAP_CELL_SETUP_RSP NBAP_CELL_SETUP_FAIL NBAP_CELL_DEL_REQ NBAP_CELL_DEL_RSP NBAP_COMM_TRANSP_C H_SETUP_REQ NBAP_COMM_TRANSP_C H_SETUP_RSP NBAP_COMM_TRANSP_C H_SETUP_FAIL Iub NBAP_SYS_INFO_UPDATE _REQ NBAP_SYS_INFO_UPDATE _RSP NBAP_SYS_INFO_UPDATE _FAIL NBAP_PSCH_RECFG_REQ NBAP_PSCH_RECFG_RSP NBAP_PSCH_RECFG_FAIL NBAP_COMM_MEAS_INI_ REQ NBAP_COMM_MEAS_INI_ RSP NBAP_COMM_MEAS_INI_ FAIL AUDIT REQUEST AUDIT RESPONSE AUDIT FAILURE CELL SETUP REQUEST CELL SETUP RESPONSE CELL SETUP FAILURE CELL DELETION REQUEST CELL DELETION RESPONSE COMMON TRANSPORT CHANNEL SETUP REQUEST COMMON TRANSPORT CHANNEL SETUP RESPONSE COMMON TRANSPORT CHANNEL SETUP FAILURE SYSTEM INFORMATION UPDATE REQUEST SYSTEM INFORMATION UPDATE RESPONSE SYSTEM INFORMATION UPDATE FAILURE PHYSICAL SHARED CHANNEL RECONFIGURATION REQUEST PHYSICAL SHARED CHANNEL RECONFIGURATION RESPONSE PHYSICAL SHARED CHANNEL RECONFIGURATION FAILURE COMMON MEASUREMENT INITIATION REQUEST COMMON MEASUREMENT INITIATION RESPONSE COMMON MEASUREMENT INITIATION FAILURE 1-4 Huawei Technologies Proprietary Issue 01 (2007-04-20) .

Figure 1-2 shows an example of Iub signaling tracing result. a Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH).AAL2 protocol tracing result. COMMON MEASUREMENT REPORT – Procedure Step 1 Create an Iub tracing task by referring to Creating an RNC Tracing Task. The PRACH carries a Random Access Channel (RACH).AAL2 tracing task by referring to Creating an RNC Tracing Task. and an Acquisition Indicator Channel (AICH). During the cell setup. Step 2 Create a Q. Issue 01 (2007-04-20) Huawei Technologies Proprietary 1-5 . the messages transmitted during cell setup depend on the configured data. an HSDPA cell is set up. Figure 1-3 shows an example of Q. The S-CCPCH carries two Forward Access Channels (FACHs) and a Paging Channel (PCH). the common transport channel setup procedure is performed to set up a Secondary Common Control Physical Channel (S-CCPCH).AAL2 No message name needs to be specified. In this example. Figure 1-2 Example of Iub signaling tracing result In practice. a Paging Indicator Channel (PICH).RAN Signaling Analysis Guide 1 Cell Setup Procedure Interfaces and Protocols to Be Traced Message Name on the LMT Message Name in Protocols NBAP_COMM_MEAS_RPR T Q.

5. FACH. 1.5 Elementary Procedures of Cell Setup This part describes the elementary procedures of cell setup in terms of triggering conditions and signaling procedures in normal and abnormal conditions. according to the parameters in the SYSTEM INFORMATION UPDATE REQUEST message.5. 1. regarding the following channels: S-CCPCH. The NodeB then initiates the requested measurements according to the parameters given in the COMMON MEASUREMENT INITIATION REQUEST message sent from the CRNC.7 Physical Shared Channel Reconfiguration Procedure The physical shared channel reconfiguration procedure is performed for the NodeB to reconfigure the physical channels according to the PHYSICAL SHARED CHANNEL RECONFIGURATION REQUEST message sent from the CRNC.1 Resource Status Indication Procedure The NodeB performs the resource status indication procedure to report its physical resources to the Control RNC (CRNC).4 Common Transport Channel Setup Procedure The common transport channel setup procedure is performed to establish the necessary resources in the NodeB.AAL2 protocol tracing result ----End 1. 1.2 Resource Audit Procedure The CRNC performs the resource audit procedure to audit the configuration and status of the logical resources in the NodeB. 1-6 Huawei Technologies Proprietary Issue 01 (2007-04-20) . 1. PCH.5. 1.5. 1.5 Iub User Plane Setup Procedure The Iub user plane setup procedure is performed to set up bearers for data transmission on the Iub interface. 1. which are broadcast on the Broadcast Channel (BCH). PRACH.5.6 System Information Update Procedure The system information update procedure is performed for the NodeB to schedule and update the system information segments.8 Common Measurement Initiation Procedure The common measurement initiation procedure is performed for the CRNC to request the initiation of measurements on common resources in a NodeB. and RACH.5. AICH. The audit may let the CRNC know the logical resources of the NodeB and re-synchronize its resources with those of the NodeB. 1.5. PICH.1 Cell Setup Procedure RAN Signaling Analysis Guide Figure 1-3 Example of Q.5.3 Cell Setup Procedure The cell setup procedure is performed to set up a cell in the NodeB.

This message may contain the triggering condition and the associated logical resource information. A cell changes its capability and/or its resource operational state at the NodeB. A local cell group changes its resource capability at the NodeB.RAN Signaling Analysis Guide 1 Cell Setup Procedure 1. Common physical channels and/or common transport channels change their capabilities at the NodeB.2 Resource Audit Procedure The CRNC performs the resource audit procedure to audit the configuration and status of the logical resources in the NodeB.1 Resource Status Indication Procedure The NodeB performs the resource status indication procedure to report its physical resources to the Control RNC (CRNC). The audit may let the CRNC know the logical resources of the NodeB and re-synchronize its resources with those of the NodeB.5.5. Issue 01 (2007-04-20) Huawei Technologies Proprietary 1-7 . 1. A local cell is deleted from the NodeB. A Communication Control Port (CCP) changes its resource operational state at the NodeB. Triggering Conditions The NodeB triggers the procedure in one of the following conditions: l l l l l A local cell is added to the NodeB. l l Procedure Figure 1-4 shows the resource status indication procedure. The capabilities of a local cell change at the NodeB. Figure 1-4 Resource status indication procedure The NodeB sends a RESOURCE STATUS INDICATION message to the CRNC through the NodeB Control Port (NCP).

the CRNC decides that the conditions of cell setup are fulfilled and sends a CELL SETUP REQUEST message to the NodeB. l If the audit fails. In this way. The AUDIT RESPONSE message contains information about common physical channels of the logical cell.3 Cell Setup Procedure The cell setup procedure is performed to set up a cell in the NodeB. l If the audit succeeds. CCP. the NodeB sends an AUDIT RESPONSE message. Procedure Figure 1-5 shows the resource audit procedure. The CRNC sends an AUDIT REQUEST message to the NodeB through the NCP to initiate the resource audit procedure. Figure 1-5 Resource audit procedure The procedure shown in Figure 1-5 is described as follows: 1. Triggering Conditions After receiving the AUDIT RESPONSE message from the NodeB. the CRNC can allocate the logical resources of the cell according to the abstract data. The NodeB sends a response message to the CRNC through the NCP. 2. local cell. NOTE A complete audit of a NodeB is performed by one or more audit procedures and each procedure carries an audit sequence number.5. 1-8 Huawei Technologies Proprietary Issue 01 (2007-04-20) . and local cell group. The information about local cell and local cell group is the abstraction of the physical resources of the NodeB.1 Cell Setup Procedure RAN Signaling Analysis Guide Triggering Conditions The CRNC receives a resource status indication message from the NodeB. the NodeB sends an AUDIT FAILURE message. 1.

the NodeB sends a CELL SETUP FAILURE message. The NodeB sends a response message to the CRNC through the NCP. PICH. The CRNC sends a CELL SETUP REQUEST message to the NodeB through the NCP. the NodeB sends a CELL SETUP RESPONSE message. PCH. and RACH. The NodeB then sets up a new cell according to the parameters given in the message. If the cell fails to be set up.RAN Signaling Analysis Guide 1 Cell Setup Procedure Whether the conditions of cell setup are fullfilled depends on the following local cell information reported by the NodeB: l l l l Downlink power range Minimum spreading factor HSDPA cell capability of the NodeB High Speed Downlink Shared Channel (HS-DSCH) resource information. Figure 1-6 Cell setup procedure The procedure shown in Figure 1-6 is described as follows: 1. AICH. 1. Issue 01 (2007-04-20) Huawei Technologies Proprietary 1-9 . regarding the following channels: S-CCPCH. PRACH. l l If the cell is set up. which is used to set up an HSDPA cell Common transport channel and physical channel information CCP and NCP information l l Procedure Figure 1-6 shows the cell setup procedure.5.4 Common Transport Channel Setup Procedure The common transport channel setup procedure is performed to establish the necessary resources in the NodeB. Triggering Conditions The NodeB sends a CELL SETUP RESPONSE message to the CRNC. 2. FACH.

Figure 1-7 Common transport channel setup procedure The procedure shown in Figure 1-7 is described as follows: 1. At the same time. One message can be used to configure only one of the following combinations: l l One S-CCPCH and the related FACHs.5 Iub User Plane Setup Procedure The Iub user plane setup procedure is performed to set up bearers for data transmission on the Iub interface. the cell deletion procedure is triggered. the NodeB sends a COMMON TRANSPORT CHANNEL SETUP RESPONSE message. PCH and PICH One PRACH and the related RACH and AICH If the common transport channels are set up. The CRNC sends a COMMON TRANSPORT CHANNEL SETUP REQUEST message to the NodeB through the NCP. 1-10 Huawei Technologies Proprietary Issue 01 (2007-04-20) .1 Cell Setup Procedure RAN Signaling Analysis Guide Procedure Figure 1-7 shows the common transport channel setup procedure. 2.5. the NodeB sends a COMMON TRANSPORT CHANNEL SETUP FAILURE message. The dedicated transport channels are set up. The NodeB sends a response message to the CRNC through the NCP. Triggering Conditions The Iub user plane setup procedure can be triggered in either of the following conditions: l l The common transport channels are set up. If the common transport channels fail to be set up. Procedure Figure 1-8 shows the Iub user plane setup procedure. l l 1.

AAL2 ESTABLISH REQUEST to the NodeB. l If the Iub user plane is set up.AAL2 ESTABLISH RELEASE CONFIRM. Cells are reconfigured. Triggering Conditions The system information update procedure can be triggered in one of the following conditions: l l l Physical shared channels are reconfigured. the NodeB sends an ALCAP message Q. requesting for Iub user plane setup. l 1. 2. Procedure Figure 1-9 shows the system information update procedure. The CRNC sends an Access Link Control Application Part (ALCAP) message Q.AAL2 ESTABLISH CONFIRM. The NodeB sends a response message to the CRNC. Issue 01 (2007-04-20) Huawei Technologies Proprietary 1-11 .6 System Information Update Procedure The system information update procedure is performed for the NodeB to schedule and update the system information segments. according to the parameters in the SYSTEM INFORMATION UPDATE REQUEST message. the NodeB sends an ALCAP message Q.RAN Signaling Analysis Guide 1 Cell Setup Procedure Figure 1-8 Iub user plane setup procedure The procedure shown in Figure 1-8 is described as follows: 1. If the Iub user plane fails to be set up.5. which are broadcast on the Broadcast Channel (BCH). All common transport channels are set up.

The NodeB sends a response message to the CRNC through the NCP. the cell deletion procedure is triggered. 1-12 Huawei Technologies Proprietary Issue 01 (2007-04-20) . l If the system information is updated. The CRNC sends a SYSTEM INFORMATION UPDATE REQUEST message to the NodeB through the NCP. If the system information fails to be updated.1 Cell Setup Procedure RAN Signaling Analysis Guide Figure 1-9 System information update procedure The procedure shown in Figure 1-9 is described as follows: 1.5. Triggering Conditions The system information is updated and the cell to be set up is an HSDPA cell. l 1. The NodeB schedules and updates the system information segments on the BCH according to the parameters in the message. At the same time.7 Physical Shared Channel Reconfiguration Procedure The physical shared channel reconfiguration procedure is performed for the NodeB to reconfigure the physical channels according to the PHYSICAL SHARED CHANNEL RECONFIGURATION REQUEST message sent from the CRNC. 2. The message includes the system information that is broadcast in segments on the BCH and the scheduling information of each segment. Procedure Figure 1-10 shows the physical shared channel reconfiguration procedure. the NodeB sends a SYSTEM INFORMATION UPDATE FAILURE message. 3. the NodeB sends a SYSTEM INFORMATION UPDATE RESPONSE message.

Procedure Figure 1-11 shows the common measurement initiation procedure. 2. The NodeB sends a response message to the CRNC through the NCP. the NodeB sends a PHYSICAL SHARED CHANNEL RECONFIGURATION FAILURE message.5. Triggering Conditions The cell is set up and activated.RAN Signaling Analysis Guide 1 Cell Setup Procedure Figure 1-10 Physical shared channel reconfiguration procedure The procedure shown in Figure 1-10 is described as follows: 1. l If the physical shared channels are reconfigured. Figure 1-11 Common measurement initiation procedure Issue 01 (2007-04-20) Huawei Technologies Proprietary 1-13 . The CRNC sends a PHYSICAL SHARED CHANNEL RECONFIGURATION REQUEST message to the NodeB through the NCP to initiate the reconfiguration of the resources on the HS-DSCH and Enhanced UL DCH (E-DCH). the NodeB sends a PHYSICAL SHARED CHANNEL RECONFIGURATION RESPONSE message. l If the physical shared channels fail to be reconfigured. 1. The NodeB then initiates the requested measurements according to the parameters given in the COMMON MEASUREMENT INITIATION REQUEST message sent from the CRNC.8 Common Measurement Initiation Procedure The common measurement initiation procedure is performed for the CRNC to request the initiation of measurements on common resources in a NodeB.

l 2. the NodeB sends a COMMON MEASUREMENT INITIATION RESPONSE message. The message includes the measurement object type (such as cell and RACH). and report characteristics (such as On-Demand report. The NodeB initiates the requested measurement according to the parameters given in the message. The NodeB sends a response message to the CRNC through the NCP. periodic report.1 Cell Setup Procedure RAN Signaling Analysis Guide The procedure shown in Figure 1-11 is described as follows: 1. and event report). l 1-14 Huawei Technologies Proprietary Issue 01 (2007-04-20) . 3. common measurement type (such as transmit carrier power and received total wide band power). the NodeB sends a COMMON MEASUREMENT INITIATION FAILURE message. The CRNC sends a COMMON MEASUREMENT INITIATION REQUEST message to the NodeB by using the NCP to initiate the common measurement initiation procedure. If the measurement requested by the CRNC is initiated. If the measurement requested by the CRNC fails to be initiated.