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Technical Support Note

TS-Fl exi NS -SW -0053

Issues with CS Fallback


Mobil e Packet Core
Fl exi NS
NS 16

Approv al date: 01-Aug-2016

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Table of Contents
1. Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 4
2. Validity..................................................................................................................................................... 4
3. Keywords ................................................................................................................................................ 4
4. Executive summary ................................................................................................................................. 4
5. Impact on the network ............................................................................................................................. 4
6. Detailed description ................................................................................................................................ 4
7. Solution and correction instructions ........................................................................................................ 5
8. References .............................................................................................................................................. 5

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Summary of changes:

Date Version Change Description


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1. PURPOSE

This document contains generic information about products. These can be instructions that
explain problem situations in the field, instructions on how to prevent or how to recover from
problem situations, announcements about changes or preliminary information as requirements
for new features or releases.

2. VALIDITY

2.1 IMPACTED SYSTEM AND SW RELEASES

System Release Product SW Release(s)


NS 16.5

2.2 IMPACTED PRODUCTS

Product
Flexi NS

3. KEYWORDS

Flexi NS, NS 16.5, CSFB, CS Fallback, TAU

4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Issues with CS Fallback in certain Intern MME Tracking Area Update scenario.

5. IMPACT ON THE NETWORK

MT call or MT SMS will be dropped.

6. DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The problem is triggered by the following scenario:

1. UE triggers Inter MME Tracking Area Update (TAU) from current MME to other MME. The
source MME starts a 15s timer and releases the reserved resources when timer is expired.
During these 15 seconds, the “Inter MME TAU ongoing” flag is set to true. Normally this
flag will be cleared when the timer expires.

2. HSS sends Cancel Location Request message to MME within these 15sec period, that
flag is still true.

3. UE triggers Inter MME TAU from a different MME back to this MME within 15s, something
like ping-pong. Since that 15s timer is still ongoing, MME copies that flag for the new on-
going TAU and stores it into Data Base (DB) again. Because of this, even though the
original 15s timer expires, the flag is still stored as true in DB.

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4. In current implementation, whenever a MT call or MT SMS comes to MME, it first checks
this particular flag (Inter MME TAU ongoing). In case the flag is true, MT call or MT SMS
will be dropped silently without sending message to eNB or MSC/VLR.

7. SOLUTION AND CORRECTION INSTRUCTIONS

7.1 INSTRUCTION FOR THE CORRECTION

The workaround is to lower the 15 sec timer to 500ms so the system will release the old
resource in shorter timer. As a result, when UE is back to same MME, that flag is already
false and the MT Call or MT SMS will not dropped.
If we do not apply the workaround, the issue only can be solved by UE attaches/HO/TAU
to other MME.

Instructions to change the timer value from 15 sec to 500 ms. Please run the following
commands:

ZDDE:MMDU,*:"cli setparameter -subs ORR_TIMEOUT 500";


ZDDE:MMDU,0:"cli save-parameter -f 934";

7.2 CORRECTION AVAILABILITY

Technology Product Correction delivery Correction comments


Flexi NS NS 16.5 MP1
Flexi NS NS 17

8. REFERENCES

8.1 RELATED CASE ID

Related CASE number Related CASE name


NA05936196

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