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LTE System Signaling

Procedure
Ray Khastur

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Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to

Know the LTE/SAE system architecture and functions

Know main elementary procedures of S1/X2/Uu interfaces

Know the procedure of service setup, service release, intra-eUTRAN

handover

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Contents

1.Overview

2.Elementary Procedures

3.Service signaling flow

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System Architecture Overview

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Bearer Service Architecture

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Bearer Level QoS

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Bearer Level QoS (Cont.)

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Application Protocol Identities

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UE States

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Signalling Radio Bearers

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System Information

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System Information Contd

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LTE Cell Search Procedure

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LTE Cell Search Procedure

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LTE Cell Search Procedure

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UE Attach Procedure

RACH

RRC Setup

Authentication

E-RAB

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Random Access Procedure

Typical 'Contention Based' RACH Procedure is as follows : Typical 'Contention Free' RACH Procedure is as follows :

i) UE --> NW : RACH Preamble (RA-RNTI, indication for L2/L3 i) UE <--NW : RACH Preamble (PRACH) Assignment
message size) ii) UE --> NW : RACH Preamble (RA-RNTI, indication for L2/L3 message
ii) UE <-- NW : Random Access Response (Timing Advance, T_C- size)
RNTI, UL grant for L2/L3 message) iii) UE <--NW : Random Access Response (Timing Advance, C-RNTI, UL
iii) UE --> NW : L2/L3 message grant for L2/L3 message)
iv) Message for early contention resolution

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RRC Connection Establishment

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RRC CONN SETUP REQ

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RRC CONN SETUP

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RRC CONN SETUP CMP

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Initial Security Activation

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RRC Security Mode Command
Security Mode Command
Ciphering Algorithm
Integrity Protection Algorithm
UE eNB
Security Mode Command

Security Mode Complete

Security Mode Failure

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Direct transfer (Authentication & ciphering)
Uu interface trace

S1 interface trace

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NAS Transport

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Direct transfer message of S1interface

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Direct transfer message of S1interface
I n it ia l U E
M e ssa g e e N B U E
S 1 A P ID N A S - P D U
TA I
E- U T R A N
C G I S- T M SI
(O )
C S G Id e n t i t y ( O )
R R C Est a b lish m e n t
eN B c a u se G U M M EI (O ) M M E
In i t i a l U E
M e ssa g e

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UE Capability Transfer

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UE capability report
UE EUTRAN

UECapabilityEnquiry

UECapabilityInformation

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RRC Connection Reconfiguration

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RRC connection reconfiguration
Used to establish SRB2 and default DRB1.
UE EUTRAN

R R C C o n n ectio n R eco n f ig u r a ti o n

R R C C o n n ectio n R eco n f ig u r a ti o n C o m p l e te

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Handover Preparation

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Context Management Procedures

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S1 Initial Context Setup Request

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S1 Initial Context Setup Request

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INITIAL UE CONTEXT SETUP RSP

Initial Context Setup Response


MME UE S1AP ID
eNB UE S1AP ID
E-RAB Setup List
- E-RAB ID
- Transport Layer Address
- GTP-TEID
E-RAB Failed to Setup List (O)
Criticality Diagnostics (O)
eNB MME S-GW

Initial Context Setup Request

Modify Bearer
Initial Context Setup Response

eNB Address and S-GW Address


E-RAB ID = 5
TEID and TEID

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INITIAL UE CONTEXT SETUP RSP

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SAE Bearer Management Procedures

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S1 Setup

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MME/eNodeB Configuration Update

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RRC Connection Release

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Mobility from E-UTRA

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DL/UL Information Transfer

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X2 Setup

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Paging (Core Side)

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Paging (eNB Side)

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Service Request Procedure

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Service Request Procedure

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Service request procedure
Uu interface trace

S1 interface trace

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S1 release procedure
UE eNodeB MME Serving GW

1. S1-AP: S1 UE Context Release Request

2. Update Bearer Request

3. Update Bearer Response

4. S1-AP: S1 UE Context Release Command

5. RRC Connection Release

6. S1-AP: S1 UE Context Release Complete

Purpose:
To release the logical S1-AP signalling connection (over S1-MME) and all S1
bearers (in S1-U) for a UE. The procedure will move the UE from ECM-
CONNECTED to ECM-IDLE in both the UE and MME, and all UErelated context
information is deleted in the eNodeB

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