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Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM

RAN14.0

Feature Parameter Description

Issue

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Date

2012-07-20

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Contents

Contents
1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................1-1
1.1 Scope ............................................................................................................................................ 1-1
1.2 Intended Audience......................................................................................................................... 1-1
1.3 Change History.............................................................................................................................. 1-1

2 Overview......................................................................................................................................2-1
3 Technical Description ..............................................................................................................3-1
4 Related Features .......................................................................................................................4-1
4.1 Required Features......................................................................................................................... 4-1
4.2 Mutually Exclusive Features ......................................................................................................... 4-1
4.3 Affected Features .......................................................................................................................... 4-1

5 Impact on the Network.............................................................................................................5-1


5.1 Impact on System Capacity........................................................................................................... 5-1
5.2 Impact on Network Performance................................................................................................... 5-1

6 Engineering Guidelines ...........................................................................................................6-1


6.1 When to Use Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM ............................................................................. 6-1
6.2 Deploying Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM .................................................................................. 6-1
6.3 Performance Optimization ............................................................................................................. 6-2
6.4 Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................. 6-2

7 Parameters..................................................................................................................................7-1
8 Counters ......................................................................................................................................8-1
9 Glossary ......................................................................................................................................9-1
10 Reference Documents .........................................................................................................10-1

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1 Introduction

1 Introduction
1.1 Scope
This document describes the feature WRFD-140224 Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM, including working
principles, network impact, and engineering guidelines. RIM is short for RAN information management.

1.2 Intended Audience


This document is intended for:

Personnel who need to understand Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM

Personnel who work with Huawei products

1.3 Change History


Document Issues
The document issue is as follows:

02 (2012-07-20)

01 (2012-04-30)

02 (2012-07-20)
This is the document for the second commercial release of RAN14.0.
Compared with issue 01 (2012-04-30) of RAN14.0, this issue this issue incorporates the changes
described in the following table:
Change Change Description
Type

Parameter Change

Feature
change

None.

None.

Editorial Added the information about how to deploy the feature. For None.
change details, see 6.2 Deploying Fast CS Fallback Based on
RIM.

01 (2012-04-30)
This is the first commercial release of RAN14.0.
This is a new document.

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2 Overview

2 Overview
In the initial phase of LTE deployment, the LTE network may support only data services because the IP
multimedia subsystem (IMS) is usually not deployed. If a UE initiates a CS service in such a network, the
service needs to be transferred to a UMTS or GSM network by CS fallback (CSFB). CSFB can be based
on redirection or PS handover.
In PS-handover-based CSFB, UEs can access the target UMTS cell without delay because the radio
resources have been ready before CSFB is performed. However, UEs in redirection-based CSFB
experience longer delays because the UMTS connection can be established only after the LTE
connection is released. Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM shortens the delay in redirection-based CSFB
by transmitting system information of the neighboring UMTS cells of the LTE cell to the eNodeB before
CSFB is performed. When a UE initiates a CS service and redirection-based CSFB needs to be
performed, the eNodeB sends the UE an RRC Connection Release message that contains the system
information of the target UMTS cell. Upon receiving the message, the UE can access the target UMTS
cell by sending an RRC Connection Request message.
NOTE

RIM, available since 3GPP Release 5, enables message interaction between the GERAN, UTRAN, and E-UTRAN.

Figure 2-1 shows the procedure for Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM.
Figure 2-1 Procedure for Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM

The procedure for Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM is as follows:


1. The eNodeB obtains the system information of the neighboring UMTS cells of the LTE cell by using
the RIM procedures.

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2. When a UE initiates a CS service and CSFB needs to be performed, the eNodeB sends the UE an
RRC Connection Release message that contains the frequency, primary scrambling code, and
system information of the target UMTS cell.
3. Upon receiving the message, the UE sends the target UMTS cell an RRC Connection Request
message without reading the cell system information.

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3 Technical Description

3 Technical Description
Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM requires data configurations on both the RNC and eNodeB sides.
Whether to enable Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM on the RNC side is specified by the parameter
PROCESSSWITCH2: FAST_CS_FB_BASEDON_RIM_SWITCH. To learn about how to enable Fast CS
Fallback Based on RIM on the Huawei eNodeB side, see the CSFB Feature Parameter Description for
eRAN.
When the switch PROCESSSWITCH2: FAST_CS_FB_BASEDON_RIM_SWITCH is turned off, the RNC supports fast
CS fallback based on RIM. When the switch is turned on, the RNC does not support fast CS fallback based on RIM.

Figure 3-1 shows the signaling flowchart for Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM.
Figure 3-1 Signaling flowchart for Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM

The signaling procedure for Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM is as follows:


1. The eNodeB obtains the system information of the neighboring UMTS cells of the LTE cell.

When the LTE cell is configured with neighboring UMTS cells and Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM is
enabled on the eNodeB side, the eNodeB obtains the initial system information of the UMTS cells as
follows:
1) The eNodeB sends the RNC a RAN-INFORMATION-REQUEST/Multiple Report message that
contains the information elements (IEs) RIM Application Identity and Reporting Cell Identifier. The
value of the RIM Application Identity IE contained in the message is UTRA System Information, which
indicates that the eNodeB needs to obtain the system information of the UMTS cells. The Reporting
Cell Identifier IE specifies the UMTS cells whose system information needs to be obtained.
2) Upon receiving the message, the RNC responds with a RAN-INFORMATION/Multiple Report Initial
message and sends the eNodeB another RAN-INFORMATION/Multiple Report message that contains
the MIB, SIB1, SIB3, SIB5, and SIB7 of the requested UMTS cells.

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When the MIB, SIB1, SIB3, SIB5, or SIB7 (except for the UL interference IE in SIB7) is changed, the
eNodeB obtains the updated system information of the UMTS cells as follows:
1) The RNC sends the eNodeB a RAN-INFORMATION-REQUEST/Multiple Report message that
contains the updated system information.
2) The eNodeB responds with a RAN-INFORMATION-ACK message to acknowledge the receipt of the
message.
NOTE

The UL interference IE in SIB7 is one of the factors that determine the UE initial access level. The value of this IE
frequently changes with the network traffic conditions. To prevent a large amount of system information update
procedures caused by uplink interference, the RNC always sends the eNodeB the value of -105 dBm as the value of the
UL interference IE. It is worth noting that this may decrease the RRC connection setup success rate when the UMTS
uplink load is heavy.

2. The eNodeB delivers the system information of the target UMTS cell to the UE.
When a UE initiates a CS service in the LTE network and the service needs to be transferred to the
UMTS network by redirection-based CSFB, the eNodeB sends the UE an RRC Connection Release
message that contains the frequency, primary scrambling code, and system information of the target
UMTS cell.
3. The UE accesses the target UMTS cell by sending an RRC Connection Request message.
The UE sends the RNC an RRC Connection Request message after receiving the RRC Connection
Release message. If the value of the IE System Information Container Stored Indication contained in the
message is TRUE, the UE complies with 3GPP Release 9 and supports Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM.
Upon receiving the RRC Connection Request message from the UE, the RNC transits the UE to the
CELL_DCH state. The RNC does not transit the UE to the CELL_FACH state because the UE behaviors
in the CELL_FACH state are unspecific and the transition to the CELL_FACH state may cause
compatibility issues.
The signaling procedure for ending the RIM procedure is as follows:

When a neighboring UMTS cell is removed from the eNodeB, the eNodeB no longer obtains the
system information of the cell. In this case, the RIM procedure is ended as follows:
1) The eNodeB sends the RNC a RAN-INFORMATION-REQUEST/stop message, instructing the RNC
to end the RIM procedure.
2) Upon receiving the message, the RNC responds with a RAN-INFORMATION/Stop message and
stops sending the system information of the removed neighboring UMTS cell to the eNodeB.

When a UMTS cell is removed from the RNC, the eNodeB does not obtain the system information of
the cell. In this case, the RIM procedure is ended as follows:
1) The RNC sends the eNodeB a RAN-INFORMATION/End message, instructing the eNodeB to end
the RIM procedure.
2) Upon receiving the message, the eNodeB responds with a RAN-INFORMATION-ACK message and
ends the RIM procedure.

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4 Related Features

4 Related Features
4.1 Required Features
Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM requires the LTE feature LOFD-001052 Flash CS Fallback to UTRAN. If
the eNodeB is not provided by Huawei, this feature is compatible with the feature Flash CSFB to UTRAN
of the vendor, because Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM is developed based on standard protocols.
Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM must be enabled on both the RNC and eNodeB sides. If Fast CS
Fallback Based on RIM is not enabled on the eNodeB side, do not enable it on the RNC side. Otherwise,
the unnecessary RIM procedures initiated by the RNC will waste resources.

4.2 Mutually Exclusive Features


None.

4.3 Affected Features


The eNodeB can apply the system information of the UMTS cells obtained by RIM procedures to other
types of LTE-to-UMTS redirections, such as load- and coverage-based PS redirections. This helps
shorten the redirection duration by up to 1.28 seconds. The load- and coverage-based PS redirections
relate to the following LTE features:

LOFD-001019 PS Inter-RAT Mobility between E-UTRAN and UTRAN

LOFD-001044 Inter-RAT Load Sharing to UTRAN

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5 Impact on the Network

5 Impact on the Network


5.1 Impact on System Capacity
No impact.

5.2 Impact on Network Performance


The impact of this feature on network performance is as follows:

Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM reduces the CSFB delay by up to 1.28 seconds.

The RRC connection setup success rate may slightly decrease. This is because the RNC always
sends the eNodeB the value of -105 dBm as the value of the IE UL interference no matter how the
value is changed. When the UMTS uplink interference is higher than this value, the uplink PRACH
transmit power of the UE will experience a ramping procedure, which reduces the RRC connection
setup success rate.

The procedures for obtaining the initial system information of the UMTS cells increase the load on the
RNC, core network (CN), and Iu interface. Therefore, Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM is
recommended during off-peak hours. The procedures for obtaining the updated system information
have minor impacts on the load on the RNC, CN, and Iu interface. This is because the MIB, SIB1,
SIB3, SIB5, and SIB7 (except for the UL interference IE in SIB 7) barely change.

When the system information of a UMTS cell (for example, the physical channel parameters in SIB5) is
changed and faults occur during the RIM procedures (for example, the CN or the transmission
between the RNC and eNodeB is faulty), Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM prolongs the UE access
delay. This is because a UE in this case needs to autonomously reselect a target UMTS cell for
redirection and read the cell system information.

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6 Engineering Guidelines

6 Engineering Guidelines
6.1 When to Use Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM
Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM can be enabled when all of the following conditions are met:

The IMS is not deployed in the LTE network so that CS services need to be transferred to the UMTS
network by CSFB.

PS handovers are not available, or UEs do not support PS handovers in the LTE network.

Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM is enabled on the LTE side. The related Huawei LTE feature is
LOFD-001052 Flash CS Fallback to UTRAN.

Using Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM generates a large amount of signaling. To minimize the feature
impact, it is recommended that this feature be used during off-peak hours.

6.2 Deploying Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM


This section describes how to activate, verify, and deactivate the basic feature WRFD-140224 fast CS
fallback based on RIM. For details about how to configure this feature on the LTE side, see the related
documents provided by the LTE equipment vendor.

Prerequisites

Dependencies on Hardware
This feature does not have any special requirements for hardware.

Dependencies on Other Features


This feature does not depend on other features.

License
The license "Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM" on the BSC6900 side has been activated. For details
about the license items and how to activate the license, see License Management Feature Parameter
Description.

Other Prerequisites
The UE must support flash CSFB in Release 9.
The mobility management entity (MME) and serving GPRS support node (SGSN) must support the
RIM procedure in 3GPP release 9. If the core network (CN) is earlier than 3GPP release 9, it must
support eNodeB ID conversion.

Procedure

Activation Procedure

1. Configure the data on the LTE side, including setting the neighbor relationships between cells.
2. For details about how to configure this feature on the LTE side, see the related documents provided
by the LTE equipment vendor. If the LTE equipment is provided by Huawei, see the LTE document
CS Fallback Parameter Description.
3. Run the BSC6900 MML command SET URRCTRLSWITCH (CME single configuration: UMTS Radio
Global Configuration Express > Process Switch Configuration > Process Switch; CME batch
modification center: Modifying RNC Parameters in Batches). In this step, select
FAST_CS_FB_BASEDON_RIM_SWITCH under Process Control Switch 2 to enable this feature.

Verification Procedure

1. Trace the Iu-interface and UE signaling on the RNC LMT. Trace the S1 interface signaling (on the
eNodeB LMT for Huawei eNodeBs) and the UE signaling (on the M2000 for Huawei eNodeBs).

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2. Verify that the Direct Information Transfer message that contains RAN-INFORMATION PDU
REQUEST or RAN-INFORMATION PDU REPORT is transmitted over the Iu and S1 interfaces.
3. Initiate a CS service in an LTE cell. Check the UE signaling and verify that the IE
CellInfoListUTRA-FDD-r9 in the RRC Connection Release message contains the frequency, primary
scrambling code, and system information (including MIB, SIB1, SIB3, SIB5, and SIB7) of the target
UMTS cell.
4. Check the UE log and measure the duration between the UE receiving an RRC Connection Release
from the eNodeB and the UE sending an RRC Connection Request to the target UMTS cell. Verify
that during this duration the UE does not read the system information of the target UMTS cell, and
that this duration is shorter than the duration measured when Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM is
disabled.
5. Check the UE signaling and verify that the RNC sends the UE an RRC_RB_SETUP message that
contains the IE rrc-StateIndicator and instructs the UE to move to the CELL_DCH state.

Deactivation Procedure

1. Run the BSC6900 MML command SET URRCTRLSWITCH (CME single configuration: UMTS Radio
Global Configuration Express > Process Switch Configuration > Process Switch; CME batch
modification center: Modifying RNC Parameters in Batches). In this step, clear
FAST_CS_FB_BASEDON_RIM_SWITCH under Process Control Switch 2 to disable this feature.

Example
//Activating fast CS fallback based on RIM
SET URRCTRLSWITCH: PROCESSSWITCH2=FAST_CS_FB_BASEDON_RIM_SWITCH-0;
//Deactivating fast CS fallback based on RIM
SET URRCTRLSWITCH: PROCESSSWITCH2=FAST_CS_FB_BASEDON_RIM_SWITCH-1;

6.3 Performance Optimization


Monitoring
After the parameters in the UMTS cell system information (for example, reselection parameters) are
changed, if the value of the counter VS.IU.RanInfo.Tx in the corresponding UMTS cell does not increase,
the parameter change does not take effect or the message for sending the updated system information
is discarded by flow control.
The RRC connection setup success rate for Fast CS Fallback Based on RIM is equal to
VS.RRC.Estab.CSFBWithSysStoredInd.Succ divided by VS.RRC.Estab.CSFBWithSysStoredInd.Att. If
this rate is smaller than the total RRC connection setup success rate, the system information of
neighboring UMTS cells stored on the eNodeB may be incorrect.

Parameter Optimization
N/A

6.4 Troubleshooting
After an RNC is reset and the UMTS cell system information is changed, the RNC may not inform the
eNodeB of the updated system information. In this case, the eNodeB sends the stored system
information to the UE for CSFB, and as a result the UE may fail to access the target UMTS cell and the
redirection duration is prolonged. This case especially occurs when the channel format in SIB5 of the
target UMTS cell is changed and the RNC does not inform the eNodeB. When this happens, the RNC
cannot receive the RRC Connection Request message from the UE and the UE access fails. To solve
this problem, the RIM procedure must be ended and then restarted on the LTE side so that the eNodeB

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can obtain the latest UMTS cell system information. To learn about how to do this for Huawei eNodeBs,
see the CSFB Feature Parameter Description for eRAN.
When the CN or the transmission between the RNC and eNodeB is faulty, end the RIM procedure and
then restart it on the LTE side so that the eNodeB can obtain the latest UMTS cell system information.

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7 Parameters
Table 7-1 Parameter description
Parameter ID

NE

PROCESSSWITC BSC6900
H2

MML
Command

Feature ID Feature Name

SET
WRFD-010 3GPP R9
URRCTRLS 101
Specifications
WITCH
WRFD-140 Fast CS Fallback
224
Based on RIM

Description

Meaning:1)
LOAD_IRAT_HO_RNC_FI
LL_TL (Cell Load
Information TL Input
Switch)
During inter-RAT
handovers from 3G cells to
2G cells, the BSC6900 can
records information about
load on 3G cells in the
RELOCATION REQUIRED
container in the Tag Length
Value (TLV) format.
When the switch is turned
on, the BSC6900 records
the Tag Length in the
container.
When the switch is turned
off, the BSC6900 does not
record the Tag Length.
2)
SEND_IDT_JUDGE_IU_R
ESET (Switch for
Transferring INITIAL UE
Messages in the IU Reset
State)
When the switch is turned
on, the BSC6900 discards
the INITIAL UE message
from a CN node if the Iu
interface is in the reset
state.
When the switch is turned
off, the BSC6900 handles
the INITIAL UE message
from a CN node if the Iu
interface is in the reset
state.
3)
RNC_RBRECFG_DRD_F
AIL_ROLLBACK_SWITCH
(RB Reconfiguration DRD

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NE

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MML
Command

Feature ID Feature Name

Description
Rollback Switch)
When the switch is turned
on, the BSC6900 supports
rollback caused by failed
directed retry decisions
(DRDs) of RB
reconfiguration.
When the switch is turned
off, the BSC6900 does not
support rollback caused by
failed DRDs of RB
reconfiguration.
4)
RNC_CS_QUERY_UE_IM
EI_SWITCH (CS IMEI
Request Switch)
When this switch is turned
on, the BSC6900 rather
than the CN sends an
IDENTITY REQUEST
message to obtain the
international mobile
equipment identity (IMEI)
of a UE. Note: When the
CN checks the serial
number of direct transfer
messages and the
SEND_MSG_NULL_SWIT
CH switch is turned off,
turning on this switch leads
to inconsistency in the
serial number of direct
transfer messages
between the CN and the
UE. This causes CS
service setup failures.
Therefore, you are not
advised to turn on this
switch. Before turning on
this switch, test the
interworking between the
BSC6900 and the CN. If
the CN checks the serial
number of direct transfer
messages, turn on
SEND_MSG_NULL_SWIT
CH under
"PROCESSSWITCH4" in
the "SET
URRCTRLSWITCH"

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Parameter ID

NE

7 Parameters

MML
Command

Feature ID Feature Name

Description
command.
When the switch is turned
off, the BSC6900 does not
send an IDENTITY
REQUEST message to
obtain the IMEI of a UE.
5)
RNC_PS_QUERY_UE_IM
EI_SWITCH (PS IMEI
Request Switch)
When the switch is turned
on, the BSC6900, rather
than the CN, sends an
IDENTITY REQUEST
message to obtain the IMEI
of a UE.
When the switch is turned
off, the BSC6900 does not
send an IDENTITY
REQUEST message to
obtain the IMEI of a UE.
6)
FACH_DTCH_CONGEST_
P2D (P2D Switch for
Congested FACH or
DTCH)
When the switch is turned
on, UEs using PS services
trigger the
CELL_PCH-to-CELL_DCH
procedure (P2D procedure
for short) on a congested
FACH or DTCH.
When the switch is turned
off, UEs using PS services
do not trigger the P2D
procedure on a congested
FACH or DTCH.
7)
RNC_RBSETUP_DRD_FA
IL_ROLLBACK_SWITCH
(RB Establishment DRD
Rollback Switch)
When the switch is turned
on, the BSC6900 supports
rollback caused by failed

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Parameter ID

NE

7 Parameters

MML
Command

Feature ID Feature Name

Description
DRDs of RB establishment.
When the switch is turned
off, the BSC6900 does not
support rollback caused by
failed DRDs of RB
establishment.
8)
PS_NOTIFYCN_NOTDO
WNSIZE_SWITCH (Switch
for Not Triggering Rate
Reduction Negotiation
Between the CN and the
RNC After a PS Service
Access Failure)
When the switch is turned
on, the access rate is not
negotiated between the
BSC6900 and the CN if a
PS service fails to be
admitted.
When the switch is turned
off, the access rate is
negotiated between the
BSC6900 and the CN if a
PS service fails to be
admitted.
9)
ASU_RSP_TIMEOUT_HA
NDLE_SWITCH (Switch
for Performing the
Optimized Soft-Handover
Timeout Procedure)
When the switch is turned
on, the RNC considers that
it has received an ACTIVE
SET UPDATE COMPLETE
message during soft
handover procedure after
the message has expired.
When the switch is turned
off, RABs are directly
released during soft
handover procedure after
the ACTIVE SET UPDATE
COMPLETE message has
expired.
10)

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Parameter ID

NE

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MML
Command

Feature ID Feature Name

Description
RB_RECFG_USER_INAC
T_SWITCH (Switch for
Performing the Optimized
RRC Connection Release
Procedure with No Data
Transmitted on the UE
upon UE State Transition
Timeout)
When the switch is turned
on, the RNC initiated the
release process with the
cause of user inactive
when the UE have no data
to transmit.
When the switch is turned
off, the RNC initiated the
release process with other
causes when the UE have
no data to transmit.
11)
RRC_SCRI_NORM_REL_
SWITCH (Switch for
Performing the Optimized
RRC Connection Release
Procedure on Receipt of a
SIGNALLING
CONNECTION RELEASE
INDICATION Message)
When the switch is turned
on, the RNC initiated the
normal release process
after receive SIGNALLING
CONNECTION RELEASE
INDICATION message
from UE.
When the switch is turned
off, the RNC does not
handle SIGNALLING
CONNECTION RELEASE
INDICATION message
during the process.
12)
CELLUPT_RLFAILURE_S
RBREESTAB_SWITCH
(Switch for SRB
Reestablishment During a
Cell Update with the Cause
Value of RL Failure)

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Parameter ID

NE

7 Parameters

MML
Command

Feature ID Feature Name

Description
When the switch is turned
on, SRBs are reestablished
during cell update
procedure with the "RL
Failure" cause value.
When the switch is turned
off, SRBs are not
reestablished during cell
update procedure with the
"RL Failure" cause value.
13)
CU_OVERLAP_DSCR_S
WITCH (Switch for
Performing the Optimized
Procedure for Concurrent
RB and Cell Update, Hard
handover, or DRD)
When the switch is turned
on, the DSCR procedure is
performed if RNC can not
handles different
processes performed
simultaneously.
When the switch is turned
off,the DSCR procedure is
not performed in this
scenes.
14)
TRB_RST_DSCR_SWITC
H (Switch for Performing
the Optimized TRB Reset
Procedure for PS BE
Services)
When the switch is turned
on, the DSCR procedure is
performed if a Layer 2 data
transmission error occurs.
When the switch is turned
off, the DSCR procedure is
not performed if a Layer 2
data transmission error
occurs.
15)
RNC_FD_SCRI_FORCE_
REL_SWITCH (Signaling
Connection Release
Switch for UEs Supporting

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Command

Feature ID Feature Name

Description
Fast Dormancy)
When the switch is turned
on, if the BSC6900
receives a SIGNALING
CONNECTION RELEASE
INDICATION from UE with
the cause of "UE
Requested PS Data
session end", the
BSC6900 triggers the state
transition for the UE.
Otherwise, the BSC6900
releases the signaling
connection.
When the switch is turned
off, if the BSC6900
receives a SIGNALING
CONNECTION RELEASE
INDICATION from UE, the
BSC6900 triggers the state
transition for the UE.
16)
USRPLN_PRORATION_S
HARED_ALO (Algorithm
Switch for Inter-Subrack
Load Sharing on the User
Plane)
When the switch is turned
on, load sharing can be
performed based on the
ratio of available user
plane resources to total
user plane resources in a
subrack.
When the switch is turned
off, load sharing cannot be
performed based on the
ratio of available user
plane resources to total
user plane resources in a
subrack.
17)
FP_IUUP_TRACE_SWITC
H (Switch for Tracing UEs
Failing in FP
Synchronization)
When the switch is turned
on, UEs using FP or Iu UP

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can be traced in terms of
data streams.
When the switch is turned
off, UEs using FP or Iu UP
cannot be traced in terms
of data streams.
18)
RNC_PCHR_OUTPUT_C
TRL_SWITCH (Switch for
Reducing PCHR Log
Information for Normal
Procedure)
The switch
RNC_PCHR_OUTPUT_C
TRL_SWITCH controls
whether the BSC6900
reduces information
recorded in a PCHR log for
a normal procedure.
When this switch is turned
on, the BSC6900 reduces
information in a
performance call history
record (PCHR) log
recorded during a normal
procedure and reports only
the following information
blocks:
-RRC_RELEASE
-CS_RAB_SETUP
-PS_RAB_SETUP
-CS_RAB_REL
-PS_RAB_REL
-SHO
-SYS_HO_OUT
-INTRA_FREQ_NET_OPT
-STAT
-CS_RAB_QUALITY_STA
T
-PS_RAB_QUALITY_STAT
A procedure is abnormal
only when either of the

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following conditions is met:
-The RRC connection
setup fails.
-The RAB setup fails.
-The RAB is abnormally
released.
-The value of the
information element (IE)
NAS-PDU contained in a
DIRECT TRANSFER
message is ATTACH
REJECT, RAU REJECT, or
LAU REJECT.
If this switch is turned off,
the BSC6900 does not
reduce information
recorded in a PCHR log.
19) DTMF_SWITCH
(DTMF Switch)
When the switch is turned
on, the BSC6900 starts
tracing after receiving a
special
RANAP_DIRECT_TRANS
FER message from a UE.
When the switch is turned
off, the BSC6900 does not
start tracing after receiving
a special
RANAP_DIRECT_TRANS
FER message from a UE.
20)
FAST_CS_FB_BASEDON
_RIM_SWITCH (Switch for
fast CSFB based on RIM)
When the switch is turned
off, the BSC6900 supports
fast CSFB(CS fallback)
based on RIM.
When the switch is turned
on, the BSC6900 does not
support fast CSFB(CS
fallback) based on RIM.
GUI Value

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Command

Feature ID Feature Name

Description
Range:LOAD_IRAT_HO_R
NC_FILL_TL,
SEND_IDT_JUDGE_IU_R
ESET,
RNC_RBRECFG_DRD_F
AIL_ROLLBACK_SWITCH
,
RNC_CS_QUERY_UE_IM
EI_SWITCH,
RNC_PS_QUERY_UE_IM
EI_SWITCH,
FACH_DTCH_CONGEST_
P2D,
RNC_RBSETUP_DRD_FA
IL_ROLLBACK_SWITCH,
PS_NOTIFYCN_NOTDO
WNSIZE_SWITCH,
ASU_RSP_TIMEOUT_HA
NDLE_SWITCH,
RB_RECFG_USER_INAC
T_SWITCH,
RRC_SCRI_NORM_REL_
SWITCH,
CELLUPT_RLFAILURE_S
RBREESTAB_SWITCH,
CU_OVERLAP_DSCR_S
WITCH,
TRB_RST_DSCR_SWITC
H,
RNC_FD_SCRI_FORCE_
REL_SWITCH,
USRPLN_PRORATION_S
HARED_ALO,
FP_IUUP_TRACE_SWITC
H,
RNC_PCHR_OUTPUT_C
TRL_SWITCH,
DTMF_SWITCH,
FAST_CS_FB_BASEDON
_RIM_SWITCH
Actual Value
Range:LOAD_IRAT_HO_R
NC_FILL_TL,
SEND_IDT_JUDGE_IU_R
ESET,
RNC_RBRECFG_DRD_F
AIL_ROLLBACK_SWITCH
,
RNC_CS_QUERY_UE_IM
EI_SWITCH,
RNC_PS_QUERY_UE_IM
EI_SWITCH,

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Command

Feature ID Feature Name

Description
FACH_DTCH_CONGEST_
P2D,
RNC_RBSETUP_DRD_FA
IL_ROLLBACK_SWITCH,
PS_NOTIFYCN_NOTDO
WNSIZE_SWITCH,
ASU_RSP_TIMEOUT_HA
NDLE_SWITCH,
RB_RECFG_USER_INAC
T_SWITCH,
RRC_SCRI_NORM_REL_
SWITCH,
CELLUPT_RLFAILURE_S
RBREESTAB_SWITCH,
CU_OVERLAP_DSCR_S
WITCH,
TRB_RST_DSCR_SWITC
H,
RNC_FD_SCRI_FORCE_
REL_SWITCH,
USRPLN_PRORATION_S
HARED_ALO,
FP_IUUP_TRACE_SWITC
H,
RNC_PCHR_OUTPUT_C
TRL_SWITCH,
DTMF_SWITCH,
FAST_CS_FB_BASEDON
_RIM_SWITCH
Unit:None
Default
Value:LOAD_IRAT_HO_R
NC_FILL_TL-0&SEND_ID
T_JUDGE_IU_RESET-0&
RNC_RBRECFG_DRD_F
AIL_ROLLBACK_SWITCH
-0&RNC_CS_QUERY_UE
_IMEI_SWITCH-0&RNC_P
S_QUERY_UE_IMEI_SWI
TCH-0&FACH_DTCH_CO
NGEST_P2D-0&RNC_RB
SETUP_DRD_FAIL_ROLL
BACK_SWITCH-0&PS_N
OTIFYCN_NOTDOWNSIZ
E_SWITCH-0&ASU_RSP_
TIMEOUT_HANDLE_SWI
TCH-0&RB_RECFG_USE
R_INACT_SWITCH-0&RR
C_SCRI_NORM_REL_SW
ITCH-0&CELLUPT_RLFAI
LURE_SRBREESTAB_SW

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Command

Feature ID Feature Name

Description
ITCH-0&CU_OVERLAP_D
SCR_SWITCH-0&TRB_R
ST_DSCR_SWITCH-0&R
NC_FD_SCRI_FORCE_R
EL_SWITCH-0&USRPLN_
PRORATION_SHARED_A
LO-0&FP_IUUP_TRACE_
SWITCH-1&RNC_PCHR_
OUTPUT_CTRL_SWITCH
-1&DTMF_SWITCH-1&FA
ST_CS_FB_BASEDON_RI
M_SWITCH-1

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8 Counters

8 Counters
Table 8-1 Counter description
Counter Counter Name
ID

Counter Description

NE

Feature ID

Feature
Name

73425017 VS.RRC.AttConnEstab.Wit Number of RRC Connection


BSC690 WRFD-14022
hSI.CsDomain
Setup Requests that carried
0
4
System Information Container
Stored Indication for CS
services

Fast CS
Fallback
Based
on RIM

73425018 VS.RRC.SuccConnEstab. Number of Successful RRC


BSC690 WRFD-14022
WithSI.CsDomain
Connection Setups for CS
0
4
services (RRC Connection
Setup Requests that carried
System Information Container
Stored Indication)

Fast CS
Fallback
Based
on RIM

73425019 VS.RRC.AttConnEstab.Wit Number of RRC Connection


BSC690 WRFD-14022
hSI.PsDomain
Setup Requests that carried
0
4
System Information Container
Stored Indication for PS
services

Fast CS
Fallback
Based
on RIM

73425020 VS.RRC.SuccConnEstab. Number of Successful RRC


BSC690 WRFD-14022
WithSI.PsDomain
Connection Setups for PS
0
4
services (RRC Connection
Setup Requests that carried
System Information Container
Stored Indication)

Fast CS
Fallback
Based
on RIM

73425021 VS.IU.RanInfoReq.Rx

Number of RAN
INFORMATION REQUEST
Messages Received by RNC
from CN

73425022 VS.IU.RanInfo.Tx

Number of RAN
BSC690 WRFD-14022 Fast CS
INFORMATION Messages Sent 0
4
Fallback
by RNC to CN
Based
on RIM

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9 Glossary

9 Glossary
For the acronyms, abbreviations, terms, and definitions, see the Glossary.

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10 Reference Documents

10 Reference Documents
[1] 3GPP TS 23.272
[2] 3GPP TS 23.401
[3] 3GPP TS 25.331
[4] 3GPP TS 25.413
[5] 3GPP TS 36.331
[6] 3GPP TS 48.018
[7] CSFB Feature Parameter Description for eRAN
[8] License Management Feature Parameter Description

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