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Flash CSFB Feature FOA

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Version 1.2
The FOA Document of the Feature Flash CSFB

Version History

Version Date Author Revision


1.2 JAN/20/2017 Felix Version 1.0
Pasamon

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1. Introduction and Impact


Flash CSFB is advanced CSFB based on redirection. During Flash CSFB eNodeB get
information about IRAT cells UTRAN/GERAN (Frequency, Cell id and Cell system
information using RIM (Radio Information Management) procedure.

A UE can get faster access to UTRAN/GERAN system using Flash CSFB and reduces the
delay.

2 Description

2.1 Flash CSFB

The UE sends the MME a NAS message Extended service request to initiate a

CS service.

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The MME sends an S1-AP message to instruct the eNodeB to initiate a CSFB

procedure.

The eNodeB determines whether to perform blind handover based on the UE

capabilities, parameters settings, and algorithm policies.

The eNodeB sends an RRC Connection Release message to instruct the UE to

perform a redirection. The message contains information about a target UTRAN

frequency, cell IDs and system information. Then, the eNodeB initiates an S1 UE

context release procedure.

The UE may initiate an LAU, a combined RAU/LAU, or both an RAU and an LAU

in the target cell.

The UE initiates a CS call establishment procedure in the target UTRAN cell.

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2.1RIM Procedure

Flash CS Fallback is defined in 3Gpp R9 .With this function, SIB can be

included into the ”RRC connection Release” during the redirection procedure. This

is achived by the RIM procedure. with RIM, eNodeB can get information from

UMTS.

1) RIM procedure is procedure is between eNodeB and RNC, which pass

through MME/SGSN.

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2) When the RIM switch is turned on, eNodeB will apply RIM request, and send

request message to RNC.

3) After the request, UTRAN side will send MIB,SIB1,SIB3,SIB5,SIB7 to E-

UTRAN by RIM.

4) From the RRC connection release message, we can see it with the UTRAN

cell information now.

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3. Requirement

3.1 Requirement information


1. Collect information about whether LOFD-001033 CS Fallback to UTRAN has
been activated.
2. Collect the operating frequencies, coverage areas, and configurations of the E-
UTRAN and UTRAN cells. Information about coverage areas includes
engineering parameters of sites (such as latitude and longitude), TX power of
cell pilot signals, and neighbor relationship configurations.
3. Collect the versions and configurations of the NEs in the E-UTRAN, UTRAN,
and core networks, and ensure that they all support CSFB and the RIM
procedure. The Following Table describes the requirements of flash CSFB to
UTRAN for the core networks. For details about the deployment guide on the
UTRAN, see Interoperability Between UMTS and LTE Feature Parameter
Description.
4. Collect the following information about the UEs that support UMTS and LTE on
the live network:
 Supported frequency bands
 Whether the UEs support redirection from E-UTRAN to UTRAN
 Whether the UEs support PS handover from E-UTRAN to UTRAN
 Whether the UEs support UTRAN measurements

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 Whether the UEs comply with 3GPP Release 9 specifications

This information is used to configure neighboring UTRAN cells and to determine


whether to perform CSFB based on handover or redirection. For details, see
Inter-RAT Mobility Management in Connected Mode.

Table 7-15 Requirements of Flash CS Fallback to UTRAN for core networks


NE Requirement

MME Supports CSFB and RIM procedures in compliance with


3GPP Release 9

SGSN Supports CSFB and RIM procedures in compliance with


3GPP Release 9

3.2 Operating Environment

 For the Huawei EPC, the EPC version for eRAN3.0 is required. If the EPC
version is not for eRAN3.0, messages may not be parsed.
 For a third party's EPC, the EPC must support CSFB complying with 3GPP
Release 9. Check that software versions for the EPC are correct.

3.3 License

The operator has purchased and activated the license for the feature listed in
following table.

License control item for Flash CS Fallback to UTRAN


Feature ID Feature Model License NE Sales Unit
Name Control
Item

LOFD-001052 Flash CS LT1S0FCFBU00 Flash CS eNodeB per RRC


Fallback to Fallback to Connected
UTRAN UTRAN User

4 Implementation and Monitor

4.1 Implementation:
 UTRAN, MME, SGSN Required to support R9 RIM; R9 Terminal was required;

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 For EUTRAN, 3G Nfreq/Externalcell/Ncell was required to be configured;

 Feature switches required to be turned on:


MOD ENODEBALGOSWITCH:HOALGOSWITCH=UtranFlashCsfbSwitch-
1,RIMSWITCH=UTRAN_RIM_SWITCH-1;
MOD S1INTERFACE:S1INTERFACEID=0,MMERELEASE=Release_R9;
MOD S1INTERFACE:S1INTERFACEID=1,MMERELEASE=Release_R9;

 MML Command Examples

Activation script :

FLASH CSFB - Part2 - Cosite Definition.txt FLASH CSFB - Part3 - Cosite Priority to 32.txt

FLASH CSFB - Part4 - Feature Activation.txt FLASH CSFB - Part5 - PS-HO Deactivation.txt

4.2 OSS KPI Monitor


After this feature is activated, you can monitor the following counters to evaluate feature
performance.

Counter ID Counter Name Description

1526728321 L.CSFB.PrepAtt Number of CSFB


indicators
received by the
eNodeB

1526728322 L.CSFB.PrepSucc Number of


successful CSFB
responses from
the eNodeB

1526728323 L.CSFB.E2W Number of


procedures for
CSFB to
WCDMA network

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Counter ID Counter Name Description

1526728497 L.RRCRedirection.E2W.CSFB Number of


CSFB-based
redirections from
E-UTRANs to
WCDMA network

1526728504 L.IRATHO.E2W.CSFB.PrepAttOut Number of


CSFB-based
inter-RAT
handover
preparation
attempts from E-
UTRAN to
WCDMA network

1526729510 L.IRATHO.E2W.CSFB.ExecAttOut.Emergency Number of


CSFB-based
handover
execution
attempts to
WCDMA network
triggered for
emergency calls

1526729511 L.IRATHO.E2W.CSFB.ExecSuccOut.Emergency Number of


successful
CSFB-based
handover
executions to
WCDMA network
triggered for
emergency calls

4.2 DT Monitor
 L3 Signaling: Frequency/PSC/SystInfo will be included in the Message
LTE_RRC_Release

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5 Result and Conclusion

5.1 OSS KPI


After the change, KPIs are stable:

 Same CSFB SR
 Same CSFB vlume
 95% of the Ues support Flash CSFB

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Traffic distribution Kept:


 In 3G CS SR through CSFB is similar than with normal CSFB
 CSFB distribution by carrier is kept

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5.2 DT KPI
DT Layer3 message are compared as following:

From the following table , the result show the average Gain 1.2s access time delay

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5.3 Event Analysis


After the change, KPIs are stable:

 RTWP around -85dBm


 No big deviation at CSFB SR
 30% of users improved by flash CSFB
 It’s needed to match perfectly 4G&3G cosectors

Flash CSFB vs CSFB (SR & Volume)

RTWP

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6 Conclusion

The Feature is showing the conclusion as following:

 Feature Ready for massive deployment


 Average Gain 1.2s access time delay
 No impact on Quality KPIs
 Current CSFB traffic balance Kept

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