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Timer T200 - FACCH and SDCCH supervision timer

There are two timers called T200s and T200f associated with sdcch and facch respectively for the supervision of messages which transfer from BTS to mobile. Range for both of this timer are from 220 to 1260 with step of 20 and Unit is 20ms. Overview:This timer is used on different control channel types and determines the waiting time for a layer 2 frame acknowledgement. During any dedicated connection the BTS and the MS exchange specific LAPDm signalling messages in the so-called in 'acknowledged mode'. This mode is started with an SABM and normally ends with the LAPDm DISCONNECT.All messages within this 'acknowledged mode' are checked by the LAPDm flow control mechanisms based on sequence numbers that are assigned to each transmitted LAPD message. Only for those messages that are transmitted in acknowledged mode the timer T200 is used as waiting time for the layer2 acknowledgement to a transmitted message. MS also uses the layer 2 acknowledgement mechanisms based on T200 in the same way as the BTS. In the MS, however, the T200 timer values are not variable but hardcoded. Functional description:When the BTS transmits a DL layer-2 frame on the air (e.g. an I-frame with an embedded layer 3 message) the BTS starts the timer T200 and waits for the acknowledgement frame from the MS. The acknowledgement frame can be another I-frame sent by the MS in the UL (if the MS has to transmit a layer-3 DTAP message anyway) as well as RECEIVE READY (RR) if there is nothing else to be transmitted on layer 3. If the acknowledgement from the MS is not received within T200 the transmission of the layer 2 frame is repeated and T200 restarted. The total number of repetitions is restricted to N200, a fixed value for the BTS side specified by GSM which depends on the following control channel types: N200(SDCCH)=23, N200(SACCH)=5, N200(FACCH/FR)=34, N200(FACCH/HR)=29 If T200 expires after the last layer 2 frame repetition the BTS sends an ERROR INDICATION with cause 'T200 expired N200+1 times' (followed by a RELEASE INDICATION) message to the BSC, which releases the associated resources.

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or an IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED message. The minimum value of this timer is equal to the time taken by T+2S slots of the mobile station's RACH.GSM timers Optimized value and uses:Based on project trial optimized value for both timers are 800ms. Or on receipt of an IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT message. The maximum value of this timer is 5 seconds. when the two cells are not synchronized. . the immediate assignment procedure is aborted. At its expiry.It is stopped at receipt of the first UPLINK FREE message.It is stopped at receipt of a VGCS ACCESS GRANT message. TCH assignment. T3128:This timer is started when the mobile station starts the uplink investigation procedure and the uplink is busy. S and T. Timers and counters for radio resource management Timers on the mobile station side T3122: This timer is used during random access. At its expiry. whichever occurs first.At its expiry. TCH Drop. the uplink investigation procedure is aborted. T3126:This timer is started either after sending the maximum allowed number of CHANNEL REQUEST messages during an immediate assignment procedure.The value of this timer is set to 5 seconds. HOSR. It is stopped at receipt of an IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT message. Its value is set to 675 ms if the channel type of the channel allocated in the HANDOVER COMMAND is an SDCCH (+ SACCH).Its purpose is to detect the lack of answer from the network to the special signal. the uplink access procedure is aborted. The value of this timer is set to 1 second.Its value is given by the network in the IMMEDIATE ASSIGN REJECT message. T3124: This timer is used in the seizure procedure during a hand-over. after the receipt of an IMMEDIATE ASSIGN REJECT message. otherwise its value is set to 320 ms. T3130:This timer is started after sending the first UPLINK ACCESS message during a VGCS uplink access procedure. You can change value of this timer to improve SDCCH drop.

At its expiry. Its purpose is to let some time for disconnection of the main signalling link.60. .) T3134:This timer is used in the seizure procedure during an RR network commanded cell change order procedure. see GSM 04. At expire.e. Its purpose is to detect the lack of answer from the network or the lack of availability of the target cell. no time out of T3109) of the channel release procedure. the mobile station returns to the packet idle mode. T3164:This timer is used during packet access using CCCH. the mobile station returns to the packet idle mode. It is stopped when the MS has correctly seized the channels.60.It is stopped at the receipt of a RLC/MAC block on the assigned temporary block flow. whichever occurs first. NOTE: It could be higher than the maximum time for a L2 establishment attempt. The value of the timer is 5 seconds. It is started at the receipt of an IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT message or of an PDCH ASSIGNMENT COMMAND message when in dedicated mode. (It should be chosen to obtain a good probability of normal termination (i.2. It is stopped at receipt of an IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT message. Or on receipt of an IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT message during a packet access procedure. T3146:This timer is started either after sending the maximum allowed number of CHANNEL REQUEST messages during a packet access procedure. T3190:The timer is used during packet downlink assignment on CCCH. The minimum value of this timer is equal to the time taken by T+2S slots of the mobile station's RACH. The value of the timer is 5 seconds. S and T are defined in section 3.T3110:This timer is used to delay the channel deactivation after the receipt of a (full) CHANNEL RELEASE.3. It is started at the receipt of an IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT message. Timers on the network side T3101:This timer is started when a channel is allocated with an IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT message. T3142:The timer is used during packet access on CCCH. or an IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED message.1. Its value is given by the network in the IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT message. after the receipt of an IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT message. At expiry. Its value is set to such that the DISC frame is sent twice in case of no answer from the network. see GSM 04. It is stopped at the transmission of a RLC/MAC block on the assigned temporary block flow. The maximum value of this timer is 5 seconds. Its value is set to 5 seconds. the packet access procedure is aborted. Its value is network dependent.

T3117:This timer is started by the sending of a PDCH ASSIGNMENT COMMAND message and is normally stopped when the MS has correctly accessed the target TBF. plus the value of T3124. . Its value is network dependent. NOTE: It could be higher than the maximum transmission time of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND message plus twice the maximum duration of an attempt to establish a data link multiframe mode. Its value is network dependent. NOTE: Its value should be large enough to ensure that the MS detects a radio link failure.T3103:This timer is started by the sending of a HANDOVER message and is normally stopped when the MS has correctly seized the new channel. Its value is network dependent. T3109:This timer is started when a lower layer failure is detected by the network. T3111:This timer is used to delay the channel deactivation after disconnection of the main signalling link. Its purpose is to keep the old channel sufficiently long for the MS to be able to return to the old channels. It is also used in the channel release procedure. plus the maximum duration of an attempt to establish a data link in multiframe mode. Its purpose is to release the channels in case of loss of communication. NOTE: This timer may be set to such a low value that the message is in fact continuously transmitted. Its purpose is to let some time for possible repetition of the disconnection. T3113:This timer is started when the network has sent a PAGING REQUEST message and is stopped when the network has received the PAGING RESPONSE message. when it is not engaged in a RF procedure.) T3105:This timer is used for the repetition of the PHYSICAL INFORMATION message during the hand-over procedure. Its purpose is to keep the old channels sufficiently long for the MS to be able to return to the old channels. NOTE: The value could allow for repetitions of the Channel Request message and the requirements associated with T3101. Its value is network dependent. Its value is network dependent. T3115:This timer is used for the repetition of the VGCS UPLINK GRANT message during the uplink access procedure. NOTE: This timer may be set to such a low value that the message is in fact continuously transmitted. T3107:This timer is started by the sending of an ASSIGNMENT COMMAND message and is normally stopped when the MS has correctly seized the new channels. Its value is network dependent. Its value is equal to the value of T3110. and to release the channels if the MS is lost. and to release the channels if the MS is lost. NOTE: It could be higher than the maximum transmission time of the HANDOVER COMMAND.

plus the maximum duration of an attempt to establish a data link in multiframe mode.Its purpose is to keep the old channel sufficiently long for the MS to be able to return to the old channels.NOTE: It could be higher than the maximum transmission time of the RR_CELL CHANGE ORDER. T3119:This timer is started by the sending of a RR-CELL CHANGE ORDER message and is normally stopped when the MS has correctly accessed the new cell. and to release the channels if the MS is lost. Its value is network dependent. and to release the channels if the MS is lost. Its purpose is to keep the old channels sufficiently long for the MS to be able to return to the old channels. . NOTE: It could be higher than the maximum transmission time of the PDCH ASSIGNMENT COMMAND message plus T3132 plus the maximum duration of an attempt to establish a data link in multiframe mode. T3141:This timer is started when a temporary block flow is allocated with an IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT message during a packet access procedure. Its value is network dependent. It is stopped when the mobile station has correctly seized the temporary block flow. plus T3134. Its value is network dependent.