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(45) Date of publication and mention
of the grant of the patent:
23.02.2011 Bulletin 2011/08
(21) Application number: 06775504.1
(22) Date of filing: 25.08.2006
(51) Int Cl.:
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(2006.01)
H04W 92/14
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(86) International application number:
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(87) International publication number:
WO 2007/025463 (08.03.2007 Gazette 2007/10)
(54) METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONFIGURING THE GB-INTERFACE IN A GPRS MOBILE PACKET
NETWORK
VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM KONFIGURIEREN DER GB-SCHNITTSTELLE EINES
GPRS MOBILEN PAKETNETZES
PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF DE CONFIGURATION D’UNE INTERFACE GB DANS UN RESEAU A
PAQUETS MOBILE GPRS
(84) Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR
HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI
SK TR
(30) Priority: 01.09.2005 CN 200510093686
(43) Date of publication of application:
14.05.2008 Bulletin 2008/20
(73) Proprietor: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Longgang District, Shenzhen
Guangdong 518129 (CN)
(72) Inventors:
• CHOUDHARY, Suman
Guangdong 518129 (CN)
• LEI, Zhuohui
Guangdong 518129 (CN)
• MA, Miansheng
Guangdong 518129 (CN)
(74) Representative: Thun, Clemens et al
Mitscherlich & Partner
Sonnenstraße 33
80331 München (DE)
(56) References cited:
US-A1- 2001 033 563 US-B1- 6 317 421
US-B1- 6 898 425 US-B1- 6 920 116
• "Digital cellular telecommunications system
(Phase 2+); General Packet Radio Service
(GPRS); Base Station System (BSS) - Serving
GPRS Support Node (SGSN) Interface; Network
Service (3GPP TS 48.016 version 6.4.0 Release
6); ETSI TS 148 016" ETSI STANDARDS, LIS,
SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS CEDEX, FRANCE, vol. 3-G2,
no. V6.4.0, 1 July 2005 (2005-07-01), XP014030814
ISSN: 0000-0001
• NOKIA: "CR 08.16 Gb/IP: Mixed Mode Load
Sharing proposal for CR 08.16 A021r1" 3GPP TSG
GERAN ADHOC #1, [Online] 7 August 2000
(2000-08-07), - 11 August 2000 (2000-08-11) pages
1-5, XP002500400 Helsinki, Finland Retrieved
from the Internet: URL:www.3gpp.org>
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Description
Field of the Invention
[0001] The invention relates to the field of network
communications, and in particular, to a method and a
device for interface configuration in a mobile packet net-
work.
Background of the Invention
[0002] General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a mo-
bile packet data service developed upon the basis of Glo-
bal System for Mobile Communication (GSM). GPRS in-
troduces the functional entities for packet switching into
the GSM digital mobile communication network so as to
transmit data in a packet mode. Thereby, the reliability
of data transmission may be improved.
[0003] A GPRS system extends services based on the
GSM circuit switched system, to support the require-
ments of the mobile users for accessing the Internet or
other packet data networks by using packet data mobile
terminals.
[0004] As shown in Figure 1, to support mobile packet
data services, the GPRS system includes functional en-
tities, such as a Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
110 and a Gate GPRS Supporting Node (GGSN) 120.
The serving GPRS support node 110 exchanges infor-
mation with a Base Station Subsystem (BSS) 130.
[0005] Now refer also to Figure 2, which is an exem-
plary diagram showing the protocol hierarchy used over
Gb interface 150 between the BSS 130 and the SGSN
110 when applying the GPRS system shown in Figure 1
to data transmission services.
[0006] The Gb interface 150 includes Network Service
(NS) protocol layer employed primarily for transmitting
data units for an upper layer protocol over the Gb inter-
face 150. Generally, the data is transferred by using
Frame Delay (FR) mechanism.
[0007] As shown in Figure 3, in the prior art, the data
transmission between the BSS 130 and the SGSN 110
by using NS protocol corresponds to the data exchange
between a pair of Network Service Entities (NSEs). One
NSE requires one or more NS Virtual Connection (NS-
VC) for actual data transmission. For example, during
data transmission using frame relay, one NS-VC corre-
sponds to a specific Permanent Virtual Connection (PVC)
of frame relay.
[0008] In other words, in the prior art, the BSS 130 or
the SGSN 110 is required to carry specific Network Serv-
ice Entity Identifier (NSEI) and NS Virtual Connection
Identifier (NS-VCI) in messages during data transmis-
sion. Thus, when receiving a message, the receiver may
distinguish which NSE sends the message via which con-
nection based on the NSEI and the NS-VCI.
[0009] The NS-VCI information should be consistent
on both of BSS and SGSN in the network so as to ensure
the reliability of data transmission.
[0010] In the prior art, in order to maintain the consist-
ency of the NS-VC status of entities at both ends of the
Gb interface, a BSS or an SGSN may initiate a RESET
process according to the local NS-VC status. Now refer
to Figure 4, the message exchange process of the RE-
SET includes:
[0011] Block 41: a first entity at one end of the Gb in-
terface (for example, BSS) sends to a second entity at
the opposite end the other end of the Gb interface (for
example, SGSN) an NS RESET (Network Service pro-
tocol Reset) message carrying NSEI, NS-VCI and Cause
of the BSS.
[0012] Block 42: after receiving the NS RESET mes-
sage, the second entity (the SGSN) processes according
to the local condition, returns an NS-RESET ACK (Net-
work Service protocol Reset Acknowledgement) mes-
sage carrying the NSEI and NS-VCI value of the SGSN.
[0013] However, in the prior art, there is no mutual con-
figuration of the NS-VCI information on the Gb interface
during the information exchange process. Thus, the con-
sistency of the NS-VCI information configuration on the
Gb interface can not be ensured. At present, manual con-
figuration is usually adopted to configure the NS-VCI in-
formation on the Gb interface. In other words, an admin-
istrator has to configure the NS-VCI information manu-
ally, to ensure the accuracy and consistency of the infor-
mation data on the Gb interface.
[0014] Nevertheless, manual configuration has the
disadvantage of overwhelming the administrator with
great administrative workload when there is a large
amount of NS data to be configured and to be modified
frequently. Moreover, manual configuration tends to
cause inconsistent configuration of entities at the two
ends because the manual configuration is done respec-
tively at the two ends. This may affect the performance
of data transmission.
[0015] The document "Digital cellular telecommunica-
tions system (Phase 2+); General Packet Radio Service
(GPRS); Base Station System (BSS) - Serving GPRS
Support Node (SGSN) interface; Network Service (3GPP
TS 48.016 version 6.4.0 Release 6); ETSI TS 148 016"
of ETSI STANDARDS, LIS, Sophia Antipolis Cedex,
France, vol. 3-G2, no. V6.4.0, July 1, 2005 discloses the
Network Service used on the BSS to Serving SGSN in-
terface (Gb interface). In that document, the communi-
cation between adjacent layers and the services provided
by the layers are distributed by use of abstract service
primitives. However, only externally observable behavior
resulting from the description is normatively prescribed
by that document. The service primitive model used in
that document is based on the concepts developed in
ITU-T Recommendation X.200.
Summary of the Invention
[0016] The present invention provides a method and
a device for interface configuration in mobile packet net-
work, so as to configure the parameters of Gb interface
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in the mobile packet network automatically, and to ensure
the accuracy and consistency of the parameters of the
interface effectively.
[0017] According to one aspect of the present inven-
tion, a method for interface configuration in a mobile
packet network includes:
in a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) mobile
packet network, sending, by a first entity at one end
of a Gb interface between a Base Station Subsys-
tem, hereinafter referred to as BSS, and a Serving
GPRS Support Node, hereinafter referred to as SG-
SN, a Network Service protocol Virtual Connection
Identifier (NS-VCI) information request message to
a second entity at the other end of the interface,
wherein the NS-VCI information request message
includes NS-VCI information request;
receiving, by the first entity, NS-VCI information
which is returned by the second entity when the sec-
ond entity receives the NS-VCI information request
message;
the first entity being the BSS and the second entity
being the SGSN, or the first entity being the SGSN
and the second entity being the BSS.
[0018] Optionally, sending by the first entity the NS-
VCI information request message to the second entity
includes:
sending a Network Service protocol Reset (NS_RE-
SET) message to the second entity, the NS_RESET
message carrying NS-VCI information request.
[0019] Optionally, the NS-VCI information request is
carried in the NS_RESET message by:
adding information of a new cause value configured
to request for a new Network Service protocol Virtual
Connection (NSVC) and adding a NS-VCI field value
indicating the second entity to assign a new NS-VCI
value.
[0020] Optionally, the NS-VCI information request
message is sent by the first entity to the second entity
when the first entity starts, the first entity requiring NS-
VCI configuration.
[0021] According to another aspect of the invention, a
method for interface configuration in a mobile packet net-
work includes:
in a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) mobile
packet network, receiving, by a first entity at one end
of a Gb interface between a Base Station Subsys-
tem, hereinafter referred to as BSS, and a Serving
GPRS Support Node, hereinafter referred to as SG-
SN, a Network Service protocol Virtual Connection
Identifier (NS-VCI) information request message
sent from a second entity at the other end of the
interface;
processing the NS-VCI information request mes-
sage, to obtain NS-VCI information request con-
tained in the NS-VCI information request message;
returning, by the first entity, local NS-VCI information
to the second entity based on the NS-VCI information
request;
the first entity being the BSS and the second entity
being the SGSN, or the first entity being the SGSN
and the second entity being the BSS.
Optionally, returning by the first entity the local NS-VCI
information to the second entity includes:
returning a Network Service protocol Reset Ac-
knowledgement (NS_RESET_ACK) message con-
taining NS-VCI information to the second entity
[0022] Optionally, before returning by the first entity
the local NS-VCI information to the second entity, the
method further includes: performing a reset process at
the first entity
[0023] Optionally, returning by the first entity the local
NS-VCI information to the second entity includes: send-
ing a NS_RESET_ACK message containing NS-VCI in-
formation to the second entity when the first entity fails
to recognize the NS-VCI information request message.
[0024] Optionally, the interface between the GPRS
network and the mobile communication network in-
cludes: a Gb interface between a Base Station Subsys-
tem (BSS) and a Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
the first entity at one end being the BSS and the second
entity at the other end being the SGSN, or the first entity
being the SGSN and the second entity being the BSS.
[0025] According to another aspect of the present in-
vention, an information request device includes:
a Network Service protocol Virtual Connection Iden-
tifier (NS-VCI) information request message gener-
ating unit, adapted to generate a NS-VCI information
request message containing NS-VCI information re-
quest;
a NS-VCI information request message sending unit,
adapted to send the NS-VCI information request
message to an entity at the other end of a Gb inter-
face between a Base Station Subsystem, hereinafter
referred to as BSS, and a Serving GPRS Support
Node, hereinafter referred to as SGSN;
a NS-VCI information obtaining unit, adapted to ob-
tain NS-VCI information returned by the entity at the
other end of the interface in response to the NS-VCI
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information request message;
the entity being the BSS, or the entity being the SG-
SN.
[0026] Optionally, the NS-VCI information request
message generating unit is a Network Service protocol
Reset (NS_RESET) message generating unit adapted
to carry NS-VCI information request in a NS_RESET
message to generate a NS-VCI information request mes-
sage; the NS-VCI information obtaining unit is a Network
Service protocol Reset Acknowledgement (NS_RESET_
ACK) message processing unit adapted to obtain NS-
VCI information from a NS_RESET_ACK message re-
turned from the entity at the other end of the interface.
[0027] According to still another aspect of the present
invention, an information configuration device includes:
a Network Service protocol Virtual Connection Iden-
tifier (NS-VCI) information request message analyz-
ing unit, adapted to analyze a NS-VCI information
request message sent from an entity at the other end
of a Gb interface between a Base Station Subsys-
tem, hereinafter referred to as BSS, and a Serving
GPRS Support Node, hereinafter referred to as SG-
SN, to obtain NS-VCI information request contained
in the NS-VCI information request message;
a NS-VCI information sending unit, adapted to send
local NS-VCI information to the entity at the other
end of the interface in accordance with the NS-VCI
information request;
the entity being the BSS, or the entity being the SG-
SN.
[0028] Optionally, the NS-VCI information request
message analyzing unit is a Network Service protocol
Reset (NS_RESET) message analyzing unit adapted to
determine that the NS_RESET message sent from the
entity at the other end of the interface carries NS-VCI
information request;
the NS-VCI information sending unit includes: a Net-
work Service protocol Reset Acknowledgement
(NS_RESET_ACK) message generating unit adapt-
ed to carry the local NS-VCI information in a NS_
RESET_ACK message; a NS_RESET_ACK mes-
sage sending unit adapted to send the NS_RESET_
ACK message to the entity at the other end of the
interface.
According to another aspect of the invention, there is
provided a Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) includ-
ing an information request device and/or an information
configuration device as described above.
According to another aspect of the invention, there is
provided a Base Station Subsystem (BSS), including an
information request device and/or an information config-
uration device as described above.
[0029] In the method according to embodiments of the
present invention, an entity at one end of an interface
between a GPRS network and a mobile communication
network sends a Network Service protocol Virtual Con-
nection Identifier (NS-VCI) information request message
to an entity at the other end, the entity at the other end
returns local NS-VCI information to the entity at the one
end sending the NS-VCI information request message
after receiving the NS-VCI information request message.
Thus, NS-VC configuration information on the interface
may be configured and managed uniformly, the NS-VC
interface configuration may be simplified, the workload
of those in charge of the configuration and management
may be relieved, and the risk of network failure caused
by errors in configuration data may be reduced.
[0030] In addition, it is relatively simple by extending
NS protocol RESET process messages for information
request and transmission.
[0031] In summary, the implementations of the present
invention are not only able to ensure the accuracy and
consistency of interface parameters, but also able to im-
prove the reliability of data transmission in communica-
tion network.
Brief Description of the Drawings
[0032]
Figure 1 is an exemplary diagram of a GPRS system
in the prior art.
Figure 2 is an exemplary diagram of protocol hierar-
chy employed by a Gb interface of the system as
shown in Figure 1;
Figure 3 is an exemplary diagram of relationship be-
tween NSE and NS-VC of the Gb interface in the
prior art;
Figure 4 is an exemplary diagram of a NS RESET
process of the Gb interface in the prior art;
Figure 5 is a flow diagram of an interface configura-
tion method according to an embodiment of the
present invention;
Figure 6 is an exemplary diagram showing a NS_
RESET message in an embodiment according to the
present invention;
Figure 7 is an exemplary diagram showing a NS_
RESET_ACK message in an embodiment according
to the present invention;
Figure 8 is an exemplary diagram showing the proc-
ess of an interface configuration method according
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to an embodiment of the present invention;
Figure 9 is a block diagram of an interface informa-
tion request device according to an embodiment of
the present invention;
Figure 10 is a block diagram of an interface informa-
tion configuration device according to an embodi-
ment of the present invention.
Detailed Description of the Embodiments
[0033] In embodiments of the present invention, the
NS-VCI information is configured and managed uniform-
ly by interchanging messages automatically between en-
tities at both ends in the mobile packet network.
[0034] Referring to Figure 5, in an interface configura-
tion method in a mobile packet network according to an
embodiment of the present invention, an information re-
quest entity initiates a process of configuring NS-VCI in-
formation to an information configuration entity. The in-
formation configuration entity transmits local NS-VCI in-
formation to the information request entity, so as to main-
tain the consistency of configuration information. The in-
formation request entity and information configuration
entity are entities at the two ends of an interface of the
mobile packet network.
[0035] The specific process of the present embodi-
ment includes:
[0036] Block 510: An information request entity at one
end of an interface sends a NS-VCI information request
message to an information configuration entity located
at the other end of the interface.
[0037] Block 520: The information configuration entity,
after receiving the NS-VCI information request message,
sends local NS-VCI information to the information re-
quest entity.
[0038] In the GPRS mobile packet network, the inter-
face refers to an interface between the GPRS network
and the mobile communication network, the information
request entity may be an entity at one end of the interface,
and the information configuration entity may be an entity
at the other end of the interface, corresponding to the
information request entity.
[0039] In an embodiment of the present invention, the
NS-VCI information at two ends of a Gb interface of the
GPRS mobile packet network is configured automatical-
ly, so as to maintain the consistency of the NS-VCI infor-
mation at the two ends.
[0040] In one embodiment of the present invention, in-
formation may be exchanged in combination with the
NS_RESET process in the prior art. Information to be
exchanged may be contained in an extended RESET-
related message.
[0041] For example, a NS-VCI information request
message may adopt the format of a NS_RESET mes-
sage. The NS_RESET message as shown in Figure 6
includes a Cause field 610 and a NS-VCI (NS Virtual
Connection Identifier) field 620, etc.
[0042] The NS-VCI information sent by the information
configuration entity may be contained in a NS_RESET_
ACK (Network Service protocol Reset Acknowledge-
ment) message. The NS_RESET_ACK message is as
shown in Figure 7, which includes a NS-VCI field 710, etc.
[0043] In other words, in a method according to an em-
bodiment of the invention, the RESET message is ex-
tended in combination with the RESET session process
to be initiated when creating a new NS-VC connection,
so as to support the automatic configuration of NS-VCI.
[0044] In an embodiment of the present invention, the
values of the Cause field and NS-VCI field in the NS_
RESET message may be extended to indicate that the
entity at the local end starts and needs the entity at the
opposite end to distribute a new NSVC value. For exam-
ple, Cause = "Restart - Request for New NSVC", the
value 0xFFFFFFFF of NS-VCI field may be added to in-
dicate that the entity at the local end starts and needs
the entity at the opposite end to distribute a new NSVC
value. After the extension, NS-VCI information may be
configured automatically based on the NS_RESET mes-
sage.
[0045] By way of example, when the request is initiated
by a BSS, the NS-VCI information in the method accord-
ing to an embodiment of the present invention is config-
ured automatically as shown in Figure 8. This process is
as follows:
[0046] Block 81: The BSS starts, and prepares to es-
tablish a related NSVC virtual connection;
[0047] It should be noted that, though in the example
of Figure 8 the requester is a BSS, the requester may be
a SGSN, which will not be repeated.
[0048] Block 82: The BSS sends an extended NS_RE-
SET message to an entity at the opposite end, e.g., a
SGSN, waiting the SGSN to assign a new NSVC value
for the BSS.
[0049] The entity at the opposite end may be either a
SGSN or a BSS, corresponding to the requester. In other
words, the entity at the opposite end is a SGSN if the
requester is a BSS, while the entity at the opposite end
is a BSS if the requester is a SGSN.
[0050] Block 83: When receiving the extended NS_
RESET message, the SGSN in charge of the related NS-
VC configuration information, i.e., the assigner, assigns
a NS-VCI value to the BSS in accordance with the NSVC
configuration of the entity of local end (i.e., the assigner).
[0051] Block 84: The SGSN fills the NS-VCI value as-
signed by the SGSN according to the NSVC configuration
of local end into a NS_RESET_ACK acknowledgement
message, and sends the NS_RESET_ACK acknowl-
edgement message to the requester BSS.
[0052] Block 85: When receiving the NS_RESET_
ACK acknowledgement message, the requester BSS ob-
tains the NS-VCI value assigned by the SGSN from the
NS_RESET_ACK acknowledgement message, records
the newly assigned NS-VCI value. In this way, the NS-
VC configuration on the Gb interface is completed.
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[0053] In the embodiments of the present invention,
the NS-VCI information may be configured by a manage-
ment interface of either the BSS side or the SGSN side,
as long as interface configuration information of the net-
works at both sides becomes consistent, i.e., the NS-VCI
information on the entities at both sides is consistent.
The present invention has no limitation on this.
[0054] In addition, in the block 83 of this embodiment
of the present invention, after receiving the extended NS_
RESET message, the entity at the opposite end may per-
form a reset process and return a NS-VCI value to the
requester, or may directly return a NS-VCI value to the
requester without the reset process. The present inven-
tion has no limitation on this.
[0055] It may be appreciated that the method accord-
ing to the embodiments of the present invention provides
a satisfying compatibility. Therefore, the normal opera-
tion of a network will not be affected, neither will the orig-
inally existing network services be affected adversely,
even when the entity at the opposite end is a network
device which does not support the method according to
an embodiment the present invention. This is because
the reset process will not be performed according to the
extended RESET message during the above process ac-
cording to the embodiments of the present invention if
the BSS or the SGSN, in charge of the NS-VCI informa-
tion assignment and management, does not support
such extended RESET message, since the BSS or the
SGSN is unable to recognize the information of some
fields in such extended RESET message.
[0056] In addition, the entity receiving the extended
RESET message may recognize that this message is a
RESET message. Therefore, this entity receiving the RE-
SET message may return the NS-VCI information in a
NS_RESET_ACK acknowledgement message to the en-
tity sending the RESET message. Alternatively the entity
receiving the RESET message may not return a NS_
RESET_ACK acknowledgement message to the entity
sending the RESET message because part of the content
information in the received RESET message is unrecog-
nizable. Nevertheless, neither of the two methods will
have any affect on the network operation.
[0057] Figure 9 is a block diagram of an information
request device according to an embodiment of the
present invention.
[0058] In one embodiment of the present invention, the
information request device includes: an information re-
quest message generating unit 910 adapted to generate
a NS-VCI information request message;
[0059] a NS-VCI information request message send-
ing unit 920 adapted to send the NS-VCI information re-
quest message to an entity at the other end of interface;
[0060] a NS-VCI information obtaining unit 930 adapt-
ed to obtain NS-VCI information returned by the entity at
the other end of the interface in response to the NS-VCI
information request message.
[0061] In an embodiment, the information request
message generating unit is a NS_RESET message gen-
erating unit, adapted to carry NS-VCI information request
in the NS_RESET message. Particularly, the NS_RE-
SET message may be generated by extending the NS_
RESET message in the prior art.
[0062] The NS-VCI information obtaining unit may be
a NS_RESET_ACK message processing unit, adapted
to obtain the NS-VCI information from the NS_RESET_
ACK message returned from the entity at the other end
of the interface.
[0063] The information request device may be ar-
ranged in a BSS or a SGSN.
[0064] Figure 10 is a block diagram of an information
configuration device according to an embodiment of the
present invention.
[0065] In one embodiment of the present invention, the
information configuration device includes:
[0066] a NS-VCI information request message analyz-
ing unit 101, adapted to analyze a NS-VCI information
request message sent from an entity at the other end of
an interface;
[0067] a NS-VCI information sending unit 102, adapt-
ed to send local NS-VCI information to the entity at the
other end of the interface in accordance with the NS-VCI
information request message.
[0068] In an embodiment, the NS-VCI information re-
quest message analyzing unit may be a NS_RESET
message analyzing unit, adapted to determine whether
a NS_RESET message sent from the entity at the other
end of the interface contains NS-VCI information request.
[0069] The NS-VCI information sending unit may in-
clude: a NS_RESET_ACK message generating unit
adapted to carry local NS-VCI information in a NS_
RESET_ACK message; a NS_RESET_ACK message
sending unit adapted to send the NS_RESET_ACK mes-
sage to the entity at the other end of the interface.
[0070] The information configuration device may be ar-
ranged in a BSS or a SGSN.
[0071] In summary, in the embodiments of the present
invention, the NSVC configuration information on a Gb
interface may be configured and managed uniformly by
extending a RESET message of NS protocol. This sim-
plifies the NS-VC interface configuration significantly, re-
lieves those in charge of configuration and management
of heavy workload, and reduces the risk of network failure
due to errors in configuration data.
[0072] While some embodiments of the invention have
been described above, the protection scope of the
present invention is not limited to these. Any substitutions
or alternations readily occurred to a person of ordinary
skill in the art are intended to be encompassed in the
scope of the present invention as defined by the append-
ing Claims.
Claims
1. A method for interface configuration in a mobile
packet network, characterized by comprising:
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in a General Packet Radio Service mobile pack-
et network, hereinafter referred to as GPRS mo-
bile packet network, sending, by a first entity at
one end of a Gb interface between a Base Sta-
tion Subsystem, hereinafter referred to as BSS,
and a Serving GPRS Support Node, hereinafter
referred to as SGSN, a Network Service protocol
Virtual Connection Identifier information request
message, hereinafter referred to as NS-VCI in-
formation request message, to a second entity
at the other end of the interface (510), wherein
the NS-VCI information request message in-
cludes NS-VCI information request;
receiving, by the first entity, NS-VCI information
which is returned by the second entity when the
second entity receives the NS-VCI information
request message (520);
the first entity being the BSS and the second
entity being the SGSN, or the first entity being
the SGSN and the second entity being the BSS.
2. The method for interface configuration in a mobile
packet network according to claim 1, characterized
in that, sending by the first entity the NS-VCI infor-
mation request message to the second entity com-
prises:
sending a Network Service protocol Reset mes-
sage, hereinafter referred to as NS_RESET
message, to the second entity, the NS_RESET
message carrying NS-VCI information request.
3. The method for interface configuration in a mobile
packet network according to claim 2, characterized
in that, the NS-VCI information request is carried in
the NS_RESET message by:
adding information of a new cause value config-
ured to request for a new Network Service pro-
tocol Virtual Connection, hereinafter referred to
as NSVC, and adding a NS-VCI field value in-
dicating the second entity to assign a new NS-
VCI value.
4. The method for interface configuration in a mobile
packet network according to claim 3, characterized
in that, the NS-VCI information request message is
sent by the first entity to the second entity when the
first entity starts, the first entity is an entity requiring
NS-VCI configuration.
5. A method for interface configuration in a mobile
packet network, characterized by comprising:
in a General Packet Radio Service mobile pack-
et network, hereinafter referred to as GPRS mo-
bile packet network, receiving, by a first entity
at one end of a Gb interface between a Base
Station Subsystem, hereinafter referred to as
BSS, and a Serving GPRS Support Node, here-
inafter referred to as SGSN, a Network Service
protocol Virtual Connection Identifier informa-
tion request message, hereinafter referred to as
NS-VCI information request message, sent from
a second entity at the other end of the interface;
processing the NS-VCI information request
message, to obtain NS-VCI information request
contained in the NS-VCI information request
message;
returning, by the first entity, local NS-VCI infor-
mation to the second entity based on the NS-
VCI information request;
the first entity being the BSS and the second
entity being the SGSN, or the first entity being
the SGSN and the second entity being the BSS.
6. The method for interface configuration in a mobile
packet network according to claim 5, characterized
in that the NS-VCI information request message is
a Network Service protocol Reset message, herein-
after referred to as NS_RESET message, carrying
NS-VCI information request (82).
7. The method for interface configuration in a mobile
packet network according to claim 6, characterized
in that, returning by the first entity the local NS-VCI
information comprises:
returning a Network Service protocol Reset Ac-
knowledgement message, hereinafter referred
to as NS_RESET_ACK message, containing
the local NS-VCI information to the second entity
(84).
8. The method for interface configuration in a mobile
packet network according to claim 5, characterized
in that, before returning by the first entity the local
NS-VCI information, the method further comprises:
performing a reset process at the first entity.
9. The method for interface configuration in a mobile
packet network according to claim 7, characterized
in that, returning by the first entity local NS-VCI in-
formation to the second entity comprises: sending a
NS_RESET_ACK message containing the local NS-
VCI information to the second entity when the first
entity fails to recognize the NS-VCI information re-
quest message.
10. An information request device, characterized in
that, comprising:
a Network Service protocol Virtual Connection
Identifier, hereinafter referred to as NS-VCI, in-
formation request message generating unit
(910), adapted to generate a NS-VCI informa-
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tion request message containing NS-VCI infor-
mation request;
a NS-VCI information request message sending
unit (920), adapted to send the NS-VCI informa-
tion request message to an entity at the other
end of a Gb interface between a Base Station
Subsystem, hereinafter referred to as BSS, and
a Serving GPRS Support Node, hereinafter re-
ferred to as SGSN;
a NS-VCI information obtaining unit (930),
adapted to obtain NS-VCI information returned
by the entity at the other end of the interface in
response to the NS-VCI information request
message;
the entity being the BSS, or the entity being the
SGSN.
11. The information request device according to claim
10, characterized in that, the NS-VCI information
request message generating unit (910) is a Network
Service protocol Reset, hereinafter referred to as
NS_RESET, message generating unit adapted to
carry NS-VCI information request in a NS_RESET
message to generate a NS-VCI information request
message;
the NS-VCI information obtaining unit (930) is a Net-
work Service protocol Reset Acknowledgement,
hereinafter referred to as NS_RESET_ACK, mes-
sage processing unit adapted to obtain NS-VCI in-
formation from a NS_RESET_ACK message re-
turned from the entity at the other end of the interface.
12. An information configuration device, characterized
by comprising:
a Network Service protocol Virtual Connection
Identifier, hereinafter referred to as NS-VCI, in-
formation request message analyzing unit
(101), adapted to analyze a NS-VCI information
request message sent from an entity at the other
end of a Gb interface between a Base Station
Subsystem, hereinafter referred to as BSS, and
a Serving GPRS Support Node, hereinafter re-
ferred to as SGSN, to obtain NS-VCI information
request contained in the NS-VCI information re-
quest message;
a NS-VCI information sending unit (102), adapt-
ed to send local NS-VCI information to the entity
at the other end of the interface according to the
NS-VCI information request;
the entity being the BSS, or the entity being the
SGSN.
13. The information configuration device according to
claim 12, characterized in that, the NS-VCI infor-
mation request message analyzing unit (101) is a
Network Service protocol Reset, hereinafter referred
to as NS_RESET, message analyzing unit adapted
to determine that the NS_RESET message sent from
the entity at the other end of the interface carries NS-
VCI information request;
the NS-VCI information sending unit (102) compris-
es: a Network Service protocol Reset Acknowledge-
ment, hereinafter referred to as NS_RESET_ACK,
message generating unit adapted to carry the local
NS-VCI information in a NS_RESET_ACK mes-
sage; a NS_RESET_ACK message sending unit
adapted to send the NS_RESET_ACK message to
the entity at the other end of the interface.
14. A Serving GPRS Support Node, hereinafter referred
to as SGSN, comprising an information request de-
vice according to claim 10 or 11, and/or an informa-
tion configuration device according to claim 12 or 13.
15. A Base Station Subsystem, hereinafter referred to
as BSS, comprising an information request device
according to claim 10 or 11, and/or an information
configuration device according to claim 12 or 13.
Patentansprüche
1. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem
Mobilpaketnetz, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass
es enthält:
in einem Mobilpaketnetz eines General Packet
Radio Service, das nachstehend als GPRS-Mo-
bilpaketnetz bezeichnet wird, Senden einer Mel-
dung zum Anfordern von Informationen eines
Identifikators für eine virtuelle Verbindung eines
Netzdienstprotokolls, die nachstehend als NS-
VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung be-
zeichnet wird, durch eine erste Entität an einem
Ende einer Gb-Schnittstelle zwischen einem
Basisstationsuntersystem, das nachstehend als
BSS bezeichnet wird, und einem Dienst-GPRS-
Unterstützungsknoten, der nachstehend als
SGSN bezeichnet wird, zu einer zweiten Entität
am anderen Ende der Schnittstelle (510), wobei
die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung
eine NS-VCI-Informationsanforderung enthält;
Empfangen von NS-VCI-Informationen durch
die erste Entität, die durch die zweite Entität zu-
rückgesendet werden, wenn die zweite Entität
die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung
empfängt (520);
wobei die erste Entität das BSS ist und die zwei-
te Entität der SGSN ist oder die erste Entität der
SGSN ist und die zweite Entität das BSS ist.
2. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem
Mobilpaketnetz nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekenn-
zeichnet, dass das Senden der NS-VCI-Informati-
onsanforderungsmeldung durch die erste Entität zur
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zweiten Entität enthält:
Senden einer Netzdienstprotokoll-Rücksetz-
meldung, die nachstehend als NS_RESET-Mel-
dung bezeichnet wird, zur zweiten Entität, wobei
die NS_RESET-Meldung die NS-VCI-Informa-
tionsanforderung trägt.
3. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem
Mobilpaketnetz nach Anspruch 2, dadurch gekenn-
zeichnet, dass die NS-VCI-Informationsanforde-
rung in der NS_RESET-Meldung getragen wird
durch:
Hinzufügen von Informationen eines neuen Ur-
sachenwerts, der zum Anfordern einer neuen
virtuellen Verbindung eines Netzdienstproto-
kolls konfiguriert ist, die nachstehend als NSVC
bezeichnet wird, und Hinzufügen eines NS-VCI-
Feldwerts, der der zweiten Entität angibt, einen
neuen NS-VCI-Wert zuzuweisen.
4. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem
Mobilpaketnetz nach Anspruch 3, dadurch gekenn-
zeichnet, dass die NS-VCI-Informationsanforde-
rungsmeldung durch die erste Entität zur zweiten
Entität gesendet wird, wenn die erste Entität startet,
wobei die erste Entität eine Entität ist, die eine NS-
VCI-Konfiguration erfordert.
5. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem
Mobilpaketnetz, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass
es enthält:
in einem Mobilpaketnetz eines General Packet
Radio Service, das nachstehend als GPRS-Mo-
bilpaketnetz bezeichnet wird, Empfangen einer
Meldung zum Anfordern von Informationen ei-
nes Identifikators für eine virtuelle Verbindung
eines Netzdienstprotokolls, die nachstehend als
NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung be-
zeichnet wird, durch eine erste Entität an einem
Ende einer Gb-Schnittstelle zwischen einem
Basisstationsuntersystem, das nachstehend als
BSS bezeichnet wird, und einem Dienst-GPRS-
Unterstützungsknoten, der nachstehend als
SGSN bezeichnet wird, die von einer zweiten
Entität am anderen Ende der Schnittstelle ge-
sendet wird;
Verarbeiten der NS-VCI-Informationsanforde-
rungsmeldung, um eine NS-VCI-Informations-
anforderung zu erhalten, die in der NS-VCI-In-
formationsanforderungsmeldung enthalten ist;
Zurücksenden von lokalen NS-VCI-Informatio-
nen durch die erste Entität zur zweiten Entität
auf der Basis der NS-VCI-Informationsanforde-
rung;
wobei die erste Entität das BSS ist und die zwei-
te Entität der SGSN ist oder die erste Entität der
SGSN ist und die zweite Entität das BSS ist.
6. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem
Mobilpaketnetz nach Anspruch 5, dadurch gekenn-
zeichnet, dass die NS-VCI-Informationsanforde-
rungsmeldung eine Netzdienstprotokoll-Rücksetz-
meldung ist, die nachstehend als NS RESET-Mel-
dung bezeichnet wird und die die NS-VCI-Informa-
tionsanforderung (82) trägt.
7. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem
Mobilpaketnetz nach Anspruch 6, dadurch gekenn-
zeichnet, dass das Zurücksenden der lokalen NS-
VCI-Informationen durch die erste Entität enthält:
Zurücksenden einer Netzdienstprotokoll-Rück-
setzbestätigungsmeldung, die nachstehend als
NS_RESET_ACK-Meldung bezeichnet wird
und die die lokalen NS-VCI-Informationen ent-
hält, zur zweiten Entität (84).
8. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem
Mobilpaketnetz nach Anspruch 5, dadurch gekenn-
zeichnet, dass vor dem Zurücksenden der lokalen
NS-VCI-Informationen durch die erste Entität das
Verfahren ferner enthält: Durchführen eines Rück-
setzprozesses an der ersten Entität.
9. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem
Mobilpaketnetz nach Anspruch 7, dadurch gekenn-
zeichnet, dass das Zurücksenden der lokalen NS-
VCI-Informationen durch die erste Entität zur zwei-
ten Entität enthält: Senden einer NS_RESET_ACK-
Meldung, die die lokalen NS-VCI-Informationen ent-
hält, zur zweiten Entität, wenn die erste Entität die
NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung nicht
erkennt.
10. Informationsanforderungsvorrichtung, dadurch ge-
kennzeichnet, dass sie enthält:
eine Erzeugungseinheit (910) für eine Meldung
zum Anfordern von Informationen eines Identi-
fikators für eine virtuelle Verbindung eines Netz-
dienstprotokolls, der nachstehend als NS-VCI
bezeichnet wird, die dazu ausgelegt ist, eine NS-
VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung zu er-
zeugen, die die NS-VCI-Informationsanforde-
rung enthält;
eine NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmel-
dungs-Sendeeinheit (920), die dazu ausgelegt
ist, die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmel-
dung zu einer Entität am anderen Ende einer
Gb-Schnittstelle zwischen einem Basisstations-
untersystem, das nachstehend als BSS be-
zeichnet wird, und einem Dienst-GPRS-Unter-
stützungsknoten, der nachstehend als SGSN
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bezeichnet wird, zu senden;
eine NS-VCI-Informations-Erhaltungseinheit
(930), die dazu ausgelegt ist, NS-VCI-Informa-
tionen zu erhalten, die durch die Entität am an-
deren Ende der Schnittstelle in Reaktion auf die
NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung zu-
rückgesendet werden;
wobei die Entität das BSS ist oder die Entität der
SGSN ist.
11. Informationsanforderungsvorrichtung nach An-
spruch 10, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die NS-
VCI- Informationsanforderungsmeldungs- Erzeu-
gungseinheit (910) eine Erzeugungseinheit für eine
Meldung für Netzdienstprotokoll-Rücksetzen ist, das
nachstehend als NS_RESET bezeichnet wird, die
dazu ausgelegt ist, die NS-VCI-Informationsanfor-
derung in einer NS_RESET-Meldung zu tragen, um
eine NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung zu
erzeugen;
die NS-VCI-Informations-Erhaltungseinheit (930) ei-
ne Verarbeitungseinheit für die Meldung der Netz-
dienstprotokoll-Rücksetzbestätigung ist, die nach-
stehend als NS_RESET_ACK bezeichnet wird, die
dazu ausgelegt ist, NS-VCI-Informationen aus einer
NS_RESET_ACK-Meldung zu erhalten, die von der
Entität am anderen Ende der Schnittstelle zurück-
gesendet wird.
12. Informationskonfigurationsvorrichtung, dadurch
gekennzeichnet, dass sie enthält:
eine Analyseeinheit (101) für eine Meldung zum
Anfordern von Informationen eines Identifika-
tors für eine virtuelle Verbindung eines Netz-
dienstprotokolls, der nachstehend als NS-VCI
bezeichnet wird, die dazu ausgelegt ist, eine NS-
VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung zu ana-
lysieren, die von einer Entität am anderen Ende
einer Gb-Schnittstelle zwischen einem Basis-
stationsuntersystem, das nachstehend als BSS
bezeichnet wird, und einem Dienst-GPRS-Un-
terstützungsknoten, der nachstehend als SGSN
bezeichnet wird, gesendet wird, um die NS-VCI-
Informationsanforderung zu erhalten, die in der
NS- VCI- Informationsanforderungsmeldung
enthalten ist;
eine NS-VCI-Informations-Sendeeinheit (102),
die dazu ausgelegt ist, lokale NS-VCI-Informa-
tionen zu der Entität am anderen Ende der
Schnittstelle gemäß der NS-VCI-Informations-
anforderung zu senden;
wobei die Entität das BSS ist oder die Entität der
SGSN ist.
13. Informationskonfigurationsvorrichtung nach An-
spruch 12, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die NS-
VCI- Informationsanforderungsmeldungs- Analy-
seeinheit (101) eine Analyseeinheit für eine Meldung
für Netzdienstprotokoll-Rücksetzen ist, das nachste-
hend als NS_RESET bezeichnet wird, die dazu aus-
gelegt ist festzustellen, dass die von der Entität am
anderen Ende der Schnittstelle gesendete NS_RE-
SET-Meldung die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderung
trägt;
die NS-VCI-Informations-Sendeeinheit (102) ent-
hält: eine Erzeugungseinheit für eine Meldung einer
Netzdienstprotokoll-Rücksetzbestätigung, die nach-
stehend als NS_RESET_ACK bezeichnet wird, die
dazu ausgelegt ist, die lokalen NS-VCI-Informatio-
nen in einer NS_RESET_ACK-Meldung zu tragen;
eine NS_RESET_ACK-Meldungs-Sendeeinheit, die
dazu ausgelegt ist, die NS_RESET_ACK-Meldung
zu der Entität am anderen Ende der Schnittstelle zu
senden.
14. Dienst-GPRS-Unterstützungsknoten, der nachste-
hend als SGSN bezeichnet wird, mit einer Informa-
tionsanforderungsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 10
oder 11 und/oder einer Informationskonfigurations-
vorrichtung nach Anspruch 12 oder 13.
15. Basisstationsuntersystem, das nachstehend als
BSS bezeichnet wird, mit einer Informationsanfor-
derungsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 10 oder 11 und/
oder einer Informationskonfigurationsvorrichtung
nach Anspruch 12 oder 13.
Revendications
1. Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau
mobile de transmission par paquets, caractérisé en
ce qu’il comprend :
dans un réseau mobile de transmission par pa-
quets à Service Radio de Transmission par Pa-
quets Général, appelé ci-après réseau mobile
de transmission par paquets GPRS, l’envoi, par
une première entité située à une extrémité d’une
interface Gb entre un Sous-Système de Station
de Base, appelé ci-après BSS, et un Noeud de
Support GPRS de Desserte, appelé ci-après
SGSN, d’un message de demande d’informa-
tions d’Identifiant de Connexion Virtuelle de pro-
tocole de Service Réseau, appelé ci-après mes-
sage de demande d’informations NS-VCI, à une
seconde entité située à l’autre extrémité de l’in-
terface (510), le message de demande d’infor-
mations NS-VCI comportant la demande d’in-
formations NS-VCI ;
la réception, par la première entité, d’informa-
tions NS-VCI qui sont renvoyées par la seconde
entité quand la seconde entité reçoit le message
de demande d’informations NS-VCI (520) ;
la première entité étant le BSS et la seconde
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étant le SGSN et la seconde entité étant le BSS.
2. Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau
mobile de transmission par paquets selon la reven-
dication 1, caractérisé en ce que l’envoi par la pre-
mière entité du message de demande d’informations
NS-VCI à la seconde entité comprend :
l’envoi d’un message de Rétablissement de pro-
tocole de Service Réseau, appelé ci-après mes-
sage NS_RESET, à la seconde entité, le mes-
sage NS_RESET portant la demande d’informa-
tions NS-VCI.
3. Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau
mobile de transmission par paquets selon la reven-
dication 2, caractérisé en ce que la demande d’in-
formations NS-VCI est portée dans le message NS_
RESET en :
ajoutant des informations d’une nouvelle valeur
de cause configurée pour demander une nou-
velle Connexion Virtuelle de protocole de Ser-
vice Réseau, appelée ci-après NSVC, et ajou-
tant une valeur de champ NS-VCI indiquant à la
seconde entité d’assigner une nouvelle valeur
NS-VCI.
4. Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau
mobile de transmission par paquets selon la reven-
dication 3, caractérisé en ce que le message de
demande d’informations NS-VCI est envoyé par la
première entité à la seconde entité quand la premiè-
re entité démarre, la première entité étant une entité
demandant une configuration NS-VCI.
5. Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau
mobile de transmission par paquets, caractérisé en
ce qu’il comprend :
dans un réseau mobile de transmission par pa-
quets à Service Radio de Transmission par Pa-
quets Général, appelé ci-après réseau mobile
de transmission par paquets GPRS, la récep-
tion, par une première entité située à une extré-
mité d’une interface Gb entre un Sous-Système
de Station de Base, appelé ci-après BSS, et un
Noeud de Support GPRS de Desserte, appelé
ci-après SGSN, d’un message de demande d’in-
formations d’Identifiant de Connexion Virtuelle
de protocole de Service Réseau, appelé ci-
après message de demande d’informations NS-
VCI, envoyé à partir d’une seconde entité située
à l’autre extrémité de l’interface ;
le traitement du message de demande d’infor-
mations NS-VCI afin d’obtenir la demande d’in-
formations NS-VCI contenue dans le message
de demande d’informations NS-VCI ;
le renvoi, par la première entité, d’informations
NS-VCI locales à la seconde entité en fonction
de la demande d’informations NS-VCI ;
la première entité étant le BSS et la seconde
entité étant le SGSN, ou la première entité étant
le SGSN et la seconde entité étant le BSS.
6. Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau
mobile de transmission par paquets selon la reven-
dication 5, caractérisé en ce que le message de
demande d’informations NS-VCI est un message de
Rétablissement de protocole de Service Réseau,
appelé ci-après message NS_RESET, portant la de-
mande d’informations NS-VCI (82).
7. Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau
mobile de transmission par paquets selon la reven-
dication 6, caractérisé en ce que le renvoi par la
première entité des informations NS-VCI comprend :
le renvoi à la seconde entité (84) d’un message
d’Acquittement de Rétablissement de protocole
de Service Réseau, appelé ci-après message
NS_RESET_ACK, contenant les informations
NS-VCI locales.
8. Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau
mobile de transmission par paquets selon la reven-
dication 5, caractérisé en ce que, avant le renvoi
par la première entité des informations NS-VCI lo-
cales, le procédé comprend en outre :
l’exécution d’un processus de rétablissement au
niveau de la première entité.
9. Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau
mobile de transmission par paquets selon la reven-
dication 7, caractérisé en ce que le renvoi par la
première entité d’informations NS-VCI locales à la
seconde entité comprend : l’envoi d’un message
NS_RESET_ACK contenant les informations NS-
VCI locales à la seconde entité quand la première
entité ne reconnaît pas le message de demande d’in-
formations NS-VCI.
10. Dispositif de demande d’informations, caractérisé
en ce qu’il comprend :
une unité de génération de message de deman-
de d’informations d’Identifiant de Connexion Vir-
tuelle de protocole de Service Réseau, appelé
ci-après NS-VCI (910), adaptée pour générer
un message de demande d’informations NS-
VCI contenant une demande d’informations NS-
VCI ;
une unité d’envoi de message de demande d’in-
formations NS-VCI (920), adaptée pour envoyer
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le message de demande d’informations NS-VCI
à une entité située à l’autre extrémité d’une in-
terface Gb entre un Sous-Système de Station
de Base, appelé ci-après BSS, et un Noeud de
Support GPRS de Desserte, appelé ci-après
SGSN ;
une unité d’obtention d’informations NS-VCI
(930), adaptée pour obtenir des informations
NS-VCI renvoyées par l’entité se trouvant à
l’autre extrémité de l’interface en réponse au
message de demande d’informations NS-VCI ;
l’entité étant le BSS, ou bien l’entité étant le
SGSN.
11. Dispositif de demande d’informations selon la reven-
dication 10, caractérisé en ce que l’unité de géné-
ration de message de demande d’informations NS-
VCI (910) est une unité de génération de message
de Rétablissement de protocole de Service Réseau,
appelé ci-après message NS_RESET, adaptée pour
porter une demande d’informations NS-VCI dans un
message NS_RESET afin de générer un message
de demande d’informations NS-VCI ;
l’unité d’obtention d’informations NS-VCI (930) est
une unité de traitement de message d’Acquittement
de Rétablissement de protocole de Service Réseau,
ci-après appelé NS_RESET_ACK, adaptée pour ob-
tenir des informations NS-VCI depuis un message
NS_RESET_ACK renvoyé à partir de l’entité située
à l’autre extrémité de l’interface.
12. Dispositif de configuration d’informations, caracté-
risé en ce qu’il comprend :
une unité d’analyse de message de demande
d’informations d’Identifiant de Connexion Vir-
tuelle de protocole de Service Réseau, appelé
ci-après NS-VCI (101), adaptée pour analyser
un message de demande d’informations NS-
VCI envoyé à partir d’une entité située à l’autre
extrémité d’un interface Gb entre un Sous-Sys-
tème de Station de Base, appelé ci-après BSS,
et un Noeud de Support GPRS de Desserte, ap-
pelé ci-après SGSN, afin d’obtenir une deman-
de d’informations NS-VCI contenue dans le
message de demande d’informations NS-VCI ;
une unité d’envoi d’informations NS-VCI (102),
adaptée pour envoyer des informations NS-VCI
locales à l’entité située à l’autre extrémité de l’in-
terface en fonction de la demande d’informa-
tions NS-VCI ;
l’entité étant le BSS, ou bien l’entité étant le
SGSN.
13. Dispositif de configuration d’informations selon la re-
vendication 12, caractérisé en ce que l’unité d’ana-
lyse de message de demande d’informations NS-
VCI (101) est une unité d’analyse de message de
Rétablissement de protocole de Service Réseau,
appelé ci-après NS_RESET, adaptée pour détermi-
ner que le message NS_RESET envoyé à partir de
l’entité située à l’autre extrémité de l’interface porte
une demande d’informations NS-VCI ;
l’unité d’envoi d’informations NS-VCI (102)
comprend : une unité de génération de message
d’Acquittement de Rétablissement de protocole de
Service Réseau, appelé ci-après message NS_
RESET_ACK, adaptée pour porter les informations
NS-VCI locales dans un message NS_RESET_
ACK ; une unité d’envoi de message NS_RESET_
ACK adaptée pour envoyer le message NS_
RESET_ACK à l’entité située à l’autre extrémité de
l’interface.
14. Noeud de Support GPRS de Desserte, appelé ci-
après SGSN, comprenant un dispositif de demande
d’informations selon la revendication 10 ou 11, et/ou
un dispositif de configuration d’informations selon la
revendication 12 ou 13.
15. Sous-Système de Station de Base, appelé ci-après
BSS, comprenant un dispositif de demande d’infor-
mations selon la revendication 10 ou 11, et/ou un
dispositif de configuration d’informations selon la re-
vendication 12 ou 13.
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patent document. Even though great care has been taken in compiling the references, errors or omissions cannot be
excluded and the EPO disclaims all liability in this regard.
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• Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase
2+); General Packet Radio Service (GPRS); Base
Station System (BSS) - Serving GPRS Support Node
(SGSN) interface; Network Service (3GPP TS 48.016
version 6.4.0 Release 6); ETSI TS 148 016. ETSI
STANDARDS, LIS, 01 July 2005, vol. 3-G2 (V6.4.0
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(11) EP 1 921 872 B1 (12) EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION (51) Int Cl.16 Gb/IP: Mixed Mode Load Sharing proposal for CR 08.01) (86) International application number: PCT/CN2006/002186 (21) Application number: 06775504.6 898 425 US-B1.01) H04W 92/14 (2009. Suman Guangdong 518129 (CN) • LEI.16 A021r1" 3GPP TSG GERAN ADHOC #1. 99(1) European Patent Convention).11 August 2000 (2000-08-11) pages 1-5.: of the grant of the patent: 23.1 (22) Date of filing: 25. [Online] 7 August 2000 (2000-08-07). Printed by Jouve.org> EP 1 921 872 B1 Note: Within nine months of the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent in the European Patent Bulletin.4.4. 1 July 2005 (2005-07-01). Finland Retrieved from the Internet: URL:www.09.0. Notice of opposition shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid.0 Release 6). vol. ETSI TS 148 016" ETSI STANDARDS.2005 CN 200510093686 (43) Date of publication of application: 14. Network Service (3GPP TS 48. Longgang District.6 317 421 US-B1. XP014030814 ISSN: 0000-0001 • NOKIA: "CR 08.2001 033 563 US-B1.. in accordance with the Implementing Regulations. 3-G2. 75001 PARIS (FR) . Base Station System (BSS) . (Art. Shenzhen Guangdong 518129 (CN) (72) Inventors: • CHOUDHARY. General Packet Radio Service (GPRS). any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to that patent. .6 920 116 (73) Proprietor: Huawei Technologies Co.2011 Bulletin 2011/08 (45) Date of publication and mention H04L 12/24 (2006. Ltd.02.2008 Bulletin 2008/20 (56) References cited: US-A1. FRANCE.3gpp. V6.08. SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS CEDEX. LIS.03.Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) Interface.016 version 6. Miansheng Guangdong 518129 (CN) • "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+). Zhuohui Guangdong 518129 (CN) • MA.05. XP002500400 Helsinki. Clemens et al Mitscherlich & Partner Sonnenstraße 33 80331 München (DE) (30) Priority: 01. no.2006 (87) International publication number: WO 2007/025463 (08.2007 Gazette 2007/10) (54) METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONFIGURING THE GB-INTERFACE IN A GPRS MOBILE PACKET NETWORK VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM KONFIGURIEREN DER GB-SCHNITTSTELLE EINES GPRS MOBILEN PAKETNETZES PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF DE CONFIGURATION D’UNE INTERFACE GB DANS UN RESEAU A PAQUETS MOBILE GPRS (84) Designated Contracting States: AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR (74) Representative: Thun.

during data transmission using frame relay. Background of the Invention [0002] General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a mobile packet data service developed upon the basis of Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM). Thus. [0005] Now refer also to Figure 2. in order to maintain the consistency of the NS-VC status of entities at both ends of the Gb interface. the communication between adjacent layers and the services provided by the layers are distributed by use of abstract service primitives. Network Service (3GPP TS 48. [0012] Block 42: after receiving the NS RESET message. BSS) sends to a second entity at the opposite end the other end of the Gb interface (for example. and in particular. Now refer to Figure 4. [0014] Nevertheless. LIS. [0015] The document "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+). In other words.200.016 version 6. vol. [0006] The Gb interface 150 includes Network Service (NS) protocol layer employed primarily for transmitting data units for an upper layer protocol over the Gb interface 150.1 Description Field of the Invention EP 1 921 872 B1 2 [0001] The invention relates to the field of network communications.4. This may affect the performance of data transmission. [0013] However. ETSI TS 148 016" of ETSI STANDARDS. a BSS or an SGSN may initiate a RESET process according to the local NS-VC status. Thus. the reliability of data transmission may be improved. in the prior art. However. In that document. [0004] As shown in Figure 1. [0008] In other words. The serving GPRS support node 110 exchanges information with a Base Station Subsystem (BSS) 130. no. July 1.0. [0007] As shown in Figure 3. [0009] The NS-VCI information should be consistent on both of BSS and SGSN in the network so as to ensure the reliability of data transmission. manual configuration has the disadvantage of overwhelming the administrator with great administrative workload when there is a large amount of NS data to be configured and to be modified frequently. the message exchange process of the RESET includes: [0011] Block 41: a first entity at one end of the Gb interface (for example. so as to configure the parameters of Gb interface 2 . One NSE requires one or more NS Virtual Connection (NSVC) for actual data transmission. General Packet Radio Service (GPRS). Generally. France. to a method and a device for interface configuration in a mobile packet network. to support the requirements of the mobile users for accessing the Internet or other packet data networks by using packet data mobile terminals. there is no mutual configuration of the NS-VCI information on the Gb interface during the information exchange process. the consistency of the NS-VCI information configuration on the Gb interface can not be ensured. in the prior art. Moreover. to ensure the accuracy and consistency of the information data on the Gb interface. manual configuration is usually adopted to configure the NS-VCI information on the Gb interface. manual configuration tends to cause inconsistent configuration of entities at the two ends because the manual configuration is done respectively at the two ends. Sophia Antipolis Cedex. in the prior art. At present. the GPRS system includes functional entities. The service primitive model used in that document is based on the concepts developed in ITU-T Recommendation X. the second entity (the SGSN) processes according to the local condition.0 Release 6). such as a Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) 110 and a Gate GPRS Supporting Node (GGSN) 120. For example. GPRS introduces the functional entities for packet switching into the GSM digital mobile communication network so as to transmit data in a packet mode. 3-G2. the BSS 130 or the SGSN 110 is required to carry specific Network Service Entity Identifier (NSEI) and NS Virtual Connection Identifier (NS-VCI) in messages during data transmission. SGSN) an NS RESET (Network Service protocol Reset) message carrying NSEI. the data transmission between the BSS 130 and the SGSN 110 by using NS protocol corresponds to the data exchange between a pair of Network Service Entities (NSEs). Base Station System (BSS) .Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) interface. [0003] A GPRS system extends services based on the GSM circuit switched system. Thereby. returns an NS-RESET ACK (Network Service protocol Reset Acknowledgement) message carrying the NSEI and NS-VCI value of the SGSN. an administrator has to configure the NS-VCI information manually. only externally observable behavior resulting from the description is normatively prescribed by that document. to support mobile packet data services. which is an exemplary diagram showing the protocol hierarchy used over Gb interface 150 between the BSS 130 and the SGSN 110 when applying the GPRS system shown in Figure 1 to data transmission services. V6. the receiver may distinguish which NSE sends the message via which connection based on the NSEI and the NS-VCI. the data is transferred by using Frame Delay (FR) mechanism. NS-VCI and Cause of the BSS.4. 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 [0010] In the prior art. Summary of the Invention 55 [0016] The present invention provides a method and a device for interface configuration in mobile packet network. 2005 discloses the Network Service used on the BSS to Serving SGSN interface (Gb interface). one NS-VC corresponds to a specific Permanent Virtual Connection (PVC) of frame relay. when receiving a message.

the interface between the GPRS network and the mobile communication network includes: a Gb interface between a Base Station Subsystem (BSS) and a Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) the first entity at one end being the BSS and the second entity at the other end being the SGSN. and to ensure the accuracy and consistency of the parameters of the interface effectively. [0025] According to another aspect of the present invention. a NS-VCI information obtaining unit. and a Serving GPRS Support Node. returning by the first entity the local NS-VCI information to the second entity includes: 10 15 20 returning a Network Service protocol Reset Acknowledgement (NS_RESET_ACK) message containing NS-VCI information to the second entity [0022] Optionally. local NS-VCI information to the second entity based on the NS-VCI information request. by a first entity at one end of a Gb interface between a Base Station Subsystem. or the first entity being the SGSN and the second entity being the BSS. the first entity being the BSS and the second entity being the SGSN. or the first entity being the SGSN and the second entity being the BSS. adapted to obtain NS-VCI information returned by the entity at the other end of the interface in response to the NS-VCI 25 30 35 [0019] Optionally. sending. hereinafter referred to as SGSN.3 EP 1 921 872 B1 4 in the mobile packet network automatically. [0018] Optionally. hereinafter referred to as BSS. [0020] Optionally. the NS-VCI information request is carried in the NS_RESET message by: adding information of a new cause value configured to request for a new Network Service protocol Virtual Connection (NSVC) and adding a NS-VCI field value indicating the second entity to assign a new NS-VCI value. the NS_RESET message carrying NS-VCI information request. Optionally. and a Serving GPRS Support Node. the first entity requiring NSVCI configuration. sending by the first entity the NSVCI information request message to the second entity includes: sending a Network Service protocol Reset (NS_RESET) message to the second entity. returning. receiving. wherein the NS-VCI information request message includes NS-VCI information request. the method further includes: performing a reset process at the first entity [0023] Optionally. [0024] Optionally. the first entity being the BSS and the second entity being the SGSN. [0017] According to one aspect of the present invention. adapted to send the NS-VCI information request message to an entity at the other end of a Gb interface between a Base Station Subsystem. hereinafter referred to as BSS. a NS-VCI information request message sending unit. by the first entity. an information request device includes: a Network Service protocol Virtual Connection Identifier (NS-VCI) information request message generating unit. 5 processing the NS-VCI information request message. or the first entity being the SGSN and the second entity being the BSS. a method for interface configuration in a mobile packet network includes: in a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) mobile packet network. [0021] According to another aspect of the invention. by a first entity at one end of a Gb interface between a Base Station Subsystem. Identifier (NS-VCI) information request message sent from a second entity at the other end of the interface. a Network Service protocol Virtual Connection 40 45 50 55 3 . returning by the first entity the local NS-VCI information to the second entity includes: sending a NS_RESET_ACK message containing NS-VCI information to the second entity when the first entity fails to recognize the NS-VCI information request message. before returning by the first entity the local NS-VCI information to the second entity. hereinafter referred to as BSS. and a Serving GPRS Support Node. the NS-VCI information request message is sent by the first entity to the second entity when the first entity starts. adapted to generate a NS-VCI information request message containing NS-VCI information request. a Network Service protocol Virtual Connection Identifier (NS-VCI) information request message to a second entity at the other end of the interface. hereinafter referred to as SGSN. to obtain NS-VCI information request contained in the NS-VCI information request message. hereinafter referred to as SGSN. NS-VCI information which is returned by the second entity when the second entity receives the NS-VCI information request message. a method for interface configuration in a mobile packet network includes: in a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) mobile packet network. receiving. by the first entity.

Figure 4 is an exemplary diagram of a NS RESET process of the Gb interface in the prior art. NS-VC configuration information on the interface may be configured and managed uniformly. the entity being the BSS. or the entity being the SGSN. a NS_RESET_ACK message sending unit adapted to send the NS_RESET_ ACK message to the entity at the other end of the interface. and a Serving GPRS Support Node. an entity at one end of an interface between a GPRS network and a mobile communication network sends a Network Service protocol Virtual Connection Identifier (NS-VCI) information request message to an entity at the other end.5 information request message. According to another aspect of the invention. Figure 2 is an exemplary diagram of protocol hierarchy employed by a Gb interface of the system as shown in Figure 1. adapted to analyze a NS-VCI information request message sent from an entity at the other end of a Gb interface between a Base Station Subsystem. there is provided a Base Station Subsystem (BSS). hereinafter referred to as BSS. including an 10 15 20 25 information request device and/or an information configuration device as described above. the NS-VCI information sending unit includes: a Network Service protocol Reset Acknowledgement (NS_RESET_ACK) message generating unit adapted to carry the local NS-VCI information in a NS_ RESET_ACK message. it is relatively simple by extending NS protocol RESET process messages for information request and transmission. the entity at the other end returns local NS-VCI information to the entity at the one end sending the NS-VCI information request message after receiving the NS-VCI information request message. the NS-VCI information request message generating unit is a Network Service protocol Reset (NS_RESET) message generating unit adapted to carry NS-VCI information request in a NS_RESET message to generate a NS-VCI information request message. 5 [0026] Optionally. and the risk of network failure caused by errors in configuration data may be reduced. Figure 8 is an exemplary diagram showing the process of an interface configuration method according 50 55 4 . Figure 3 is an exemplary diagram of relationship between NSE and NS-VC of the Gb interface in the prior art. to obtain NS-VCI information request contained in the NS-VCI information request message. the NS-VCI information obtaining unit is a Network Service protocol Reset Acknowledgement (NS_RESET_ ACK) message processing unit adapted to obtain NSVCI information from a NS_RESET_ACK message returned from the entity at the other end of the interface. According to another aspect of the invention. a NS-VCI information sending unit. [0028] Optionally. Figure 7 is an exemplary diagram showing a NS_ RESET_ACK message in an embodiment according to the present invention. the workload of those in charge of the configuration and management may be relieved. the NS-VC interface configuration may be simplified. the NS-VCI information request message analyzing unit is a Network Service protocol Reset (NS_RESET) message analyzing unit adapted to determine that the NS_RESET message sent from the entity at the other end of the interface carries NS-VCI information request. there is provided a Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) including an information request device and/or an information configuration device as described above. Figure 6 is an exemplary diagram showing a NS_ RESET message in an embodiment according to the present invention. EP 1 921 872 B1 6 the entity being the BSS. hereinafter referred to as SGSN. but also able to improve the reliability of data transmission in communication network. [0027] According to still another aspect of the present invention. Brief Description of the Drawings [0032] 30 Figure 1 is an exemplary diagram of a GPRS system in the prior art. an information configuration device includes: a Network Service protocol Virtual Connection Identifier (NS-VCI) information request message analyzing unit. adapted to send local NS-VCI information to the entity at the other end of the interface in accordance with the NS-VCI information request. Thus. [0030] In addition. [0031] In summary. or the entity being the SGSN. [0029] In the method according to embodiments of the present invention. the implementations of the present invention are not only able to ensure the accuracy and consistency of interface parameters. 45 35 40 Figure 5 is a flow diagram of an interface configuration method according to an embodiment of the present invention.

[0038] In the GPRS mobile packet network. etc. Cause = "Restart . the RESET message is extended in combination with the RESET session process to be initiated when creating a new NS-VC connection. waiting the SGSN to assign a new NSVC value for the BSS. [0050] Block 83: When receiving the extended NS_ RESET message. while the entity at the opposite end is a BSS if the requester is a SGSN. NS-VCI information may be configured automatically based on the NS_RESET message. and prepares to establish a related NSVC virtual connection. the assigner). in a method according to an embodiment of the invention. [0048] Block 82: The BSS sends an extended NS_RESET message to an entity at the opposite end. a NS-VCI information request message may adopt the format of a NS_RESET message. [0045] By way of example. the entity at the opposite end is a SGSN if the requester is a BSS. After the extension. the NS-VCI information at two ends of a Gb interface of the GPRS mobile packet network is configured automatically.7 to an embodiment of the present invention. the SGSN in charge of the related NSVC configuration information. so as to maintain the consistency of the NS-VCI information at the two ends. after receiving the NS-VCI information request message.e. which will not be repeated. Information to be exchanged may be contained in an extended RESETrelated message. the interface refers to an interface between the GPRS network and the mobile communication network. [0043] In other words. [0037] Block 520: The information configuration entity. Figure 10 is a block diagram of an interface information configuration device according to an embodiment of the present invention. the value 0xFFFFFFFF of NS-VCI field may be added to indicate that the entity at the local end starts and needs the entity at the opposite end to distribute a new NSVC value. the information request entity may be an entity at one end of the interface. in an interface configuration method in a mobile packet network according to an embodiment of the present invention. the values of the Cause field and NS-VCI field in the NS_ RESET message may be extended to indicate that the entity at the local end starts and needs the entity at the opposite end to distribute a new NSVC value. the requester may be a SGSN.. information may be exchanged in combination with the NS_RESET process in the prior art.g.. This process is as follows: [0046] Block 81: The BSS starts. which includes a NS-VCI field 710. [0044] In an embodiment of the present invention. [0034] Referring to Figure 5. so as to maintain the consistency of configuration information. and the information configuration entity may be an entity at the other end of the interface. corresponding to the requester. the assigner. the NS-VCI information is configured and managed uniformly by interchanging messages automatically between entities at both ends in the mobile packet network. The NS_RESET_ACK message is as shown in Figure 7. [0051] Block 84: The SGSN fills the NS-VCI value assigned by the SGSN according to the NSVC configuration of local end into a NS_RESET_ACK acknowledgement message. EP 1 921 872 B1 8 Figure 9 is a block diagram of an interface information request device according to an embodiment of the present invention. [0041] For example. assigns a NS-VCI value to the BSS in accordance with the NSVC configuration of the entity of local end (i.e. [0047] It should be noted that. e. when the request is initiated by a BSS. The information request entity and information configuration entity are entities at the two ends of an interface of the mobile packet network. The NS_RESET message as shown in Figure 6 includes a Cause field 610 and a NS-VCI (NS Virtual 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 Connection Identifier) field 620.. records the newly assigned NS-VCI value. In other words. a SGSN. [0035] The specific process of the present embodiment includes: [0036] Block 510: An information request entity at one end of an interface sends a NS-VCI information request message to an information configuration entity located at the other end of the interface. etc. 5 10 Detailed Description of the Embodiments [0033] In embodiments of the present invention. corresponding to the information request entity. the NS-VCI information in the method according to an embodiment of the present invention is configured automatically as shown in Figure 8. [0049] The entity at the opposite end may be either a SGSN or a BSS. and sends the NS_RESET_ACK acknowledgement message to the requester BSS. the requester BSS obtains the NS-VCI value assigned by the SGSN from the NS_RESET_ACK acknowledgement message. sends local NS-VCI information to the information request entity. For example. [0052] Block 85: When receiving the NS_RESET_ ACK acknowledgement message. In this way. the NSVC configuration on the Gb interface is completed.Request for New NSVC". [0039] In an embodiment of the present invention. 5 . though in the example of Figure 8 the requester is a BSS. [0040] In one embodiment of the present invention. an information request entity initiates a process of configuring NS-VCI information to an information configuration entity. The information configuration entity transmits local NS-VCI information to the information request entity. so as to support the automatic configuration of NS-VCI. i. [0042] The NS-VCI information sent by the information configuration entity may be contained in a NS_RESET_ ACK (Network Service protocol Reset Acknowledgement) message.

Nevertheless. [0055] It may be appreciated that the method according to the embodiments of the present invention provides a satisfying compatibility. adapted to analyze a NS-VCI information request message sent from an entity at the other end of an interface. the information request message generating unit is a NS_RESET message gen- 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 erating unit. adapted to obtain the NS-VCI information from the NS_RESET_ ACK message returned from the entity at the other end of the interface. the NS-VCI information request message analyzing unit may be a NS_RESET message analyzing unit. [0057] Figure 9 is a block diagram of an information request device according to an embodiment of the present invention. relieves those in charge of configuration and management of heavy workload. adapted to determine whether a NS_RESET message sent from the entity at the other end of the interface contains NS-VCI information request. [0061] In an embodiment. in the block 83 of this embodiment of the present invention.e. [0060] a NS-VCI information obtaining unit 930 adapted to obtain NS-VCI information returned by the entity at the other end of the interface in response to the NS-VCI information request message. A method for interface configuration in a mobile packet network. as long as interface configuration information of the networks at both sides becomes consistent. [0056] In addition. [0062] The NS-VCI information obtaining unit may be a NS_RESET_ACK message processing unit. [0070] The information configuration device may be arranged in a BSS or a SGSN. The present invention has no limitation on this. the NS-VCI information may be configured by a management interface of either the BSS side or the SGSN side.. Therefore. [0054] In addition. this entity receiving the RESET message may return the NS-VCI information in a NS_RESET_ACK acknowledgement message to the entity sending the RESET message. in the embodiments of the present invention. neither of the two methods will have any affect on the network operation. [0067] a NS-VCI information sending unit 102. after receiving the extended NS_ RESET message. the NSVC configuration information on a Gb interface may be configured and managed uniformly by extending a RESET message of NS protocol.9 EP 1 921 872 B1 10 [0053] In the embodiments of the present invention. and reduces the risk of network failure due to errors in configuration data. [0064] Figure 10 is a block diagram of an information configuration device according to an embodiment of the present invention. [0069] The NS-VCI information sending unit may include: a NS_RESET_ACK message generating unit adapted to carry local NS-VCI information in a NS_ RESET_ACK message. 55 Claims 1. This simplifies the NS-VC interface configuration significantly. [0059] a NS-VCI information request message sending unit 920 adapted to send the NS-VCI information request message to an entity at the other end of interface. the entity at the opposite end may perform a reset process and return a NS-VCI value to the requester. the NS-VCI information on the entities at both sides is consistent. since the BSS or the SGSN is unable to recognize the information of some fields in such extended RESET message. the protection scope of the present invention is not limited to these. a NS_RESET_ACK message sending unit adapted to send the NS_RESET_ACK message to the entity at the other end of the interface. i. the normal operation of a network will not be affected. even when the entity at the opposite end is a network device which does not support the method according to an embodiment the present invention. [0072] While some embodiments of the invention have been described above. the information request device includes: an information request message generating unit 910 adapted to generate a NS-VCI information request message. in charge of the NS-VCI information assignment and management. Therefore. characterized by comprising: 6 . Alternatively the entity receiving the RESET message may not return a NS_ RESET_ACK acknowledgement message to the entity sending the RESET message because part of the content information in the received RESET message is unrecognizable. the information configuration device includes: [0066] a NS-VCI information request message analyzing unit 101. This is because the reset process will not be performed according to the extended RESET message during the above process according to the embodiments of the present invention if the BSS or the SGSN. [0063] The information request device may be arranged in a BSS or a SGSN. neither will the originally existing network services be affected adversely. [0071] In summary. Any substitutions or alternations readily occurred to a person of ordinary skill in the art are intended to be encompassed in the scope of the present invention as defined by the appending Claims. Particularly. [0058] In one embodiment of the present invention. [0068] In an embodiment. the NS_RESET message may be generated by extending the NS_ RESET message in the prior art. or may directly return a NS-VCI value to the requester without the reset process. [0065] In one embodiment of the present invention. adapted to send local NS-VCI information to the entity at the other end of the interface in accordance with the NS-VCI information request message. The present invention has no limitation on this. the entity receiving the extended RESET message may recognize that this message is a RESET message. adapted to carry NS-VCI information request in the NS_RESET message. does not support such extended RESET message.

hereinafter referred to as NS_RESET_ACK message. the NS-VCI information request message is sent by the first entity to the second entity when the first entity starts. characterized in that. 45 50 5.11 EP 1 921 872 B1 12 Station Subsystem. by a first entity at one end of a Gb interface between a Base 5 10 15 6. to the second entity. characterized in that. to a second entity at the other end of the interface (510). hereinafter referred to as GPRS mobile packet network. hereinafter referred to as NS-VCI information request message. hereinafter referred to as NS_RESET message. 40 The method for interface configuration in a mobile packet network according to claim 5. 20 The method for interface configuration in a mobile packet network according to claim 5. sent from a second entity at the other end of the interface. hereinafter referred to as NS_RESET message. The method for interface configuration in a mobile packet network according to claim 3. 30 35 8. local NS-VCI information to the second entity based on the NSVCI information request. characterized in that. hereinafter referred to as SGSN. 25 7. and adding a NS-VCI field value indicating the second entity to assign a new NSVCI value. carrying NS-VCI information request (82). The method for interface configuration in a mobile packet network according to claim 1. returning. characterized in that the NS-VCI information request message is a Network Service protocol Reset message. characterized by comprising: in a General Packet Radio Service mobile packet network. and a Serving GPRS Support Node. and a Serving GPRS Support Node. information request message generating unit (910). characterized in that. the NS_RESET message carrying NS-VCI information request. returning by the first entity local NS-VCI information to the second entity comprises: sending a NS_RESET_ACK message containing the local NSVCI information to the second entity when the first entity fails to recognize the NS-VCI information request message. the first entity being the BSS and the second entity being the SGSN. the NS-VCI information request is carried in the NS_RESET message by: adding information of a new cause value configured to request for a new Network Service protocol Virtual Connection. hereinafter referred to as BSS. hereinafter referred to as NS-VCI information request message. a Network Service protocol Virtual Connection Identifier information request message. NS-VCI information which is returned by the second entity when the second entity receives the NS-VCI information request message (520). containing the local NS-VCI information to the second entity (84). 9. in a General Packet Radio Service mobile packet network. by the first entity. hereinafter referred to as NS-VCI. a Network Service protocol Virtual Connection Identifier information request message. 4. comprising: 55 a Network Service protocol Virtual Connection Identifier. processing the NS-VCI information request message. receiving. or the first entity being the SGSN and the second entity being the BSS. to obtain NS-VCI information request contained in the NS-VCI information request message. hereinafter referred to as SGSN. An information request device. the first entity is an entity requiring NS-VCI configuration. sending. or the first entity being the SGSN and the second entity being the BSS. by the first entity. A method for interface configuration in a mobile packet network. returning by the first entity the local NS-VCI information comprises: returning a Network Service protocol Reset Acknowledgement message. the first entity being the BSS and the second entity being the SGSN. 10. The method for interface configuration in a mobile packet network according to claim 7. receiving. characterized in that. characterized in that. hereinafter referred to as BSS. the method further comprises: performing a reset process at the first entity. sending by the first entity the NS-VCI information request message to the second entity comprises: sending a Network Service protocol Reset message. 3. before returning by the first entity the local NS-VCI information. wherein the NS-VCI information request message includes NS-VCI information request. by a first entity at one end of a Gb interface between a Base Station Subsystem. 2. The method for interface configuration in a mobile packet network according to claim 6. adapted to generate a NS-VCI informa- 7 . hereinafter referred to as GPRS mobile packet network. The method for interface configuration in a mobile packet network according to claim 2. characterized in that. hereinafter referred to as NSVC.

und einem Dienst-GPRSUnterstützungsknoten. information request message analyzing unit (101). das nachstehend als GPRS-Mobilpaketnetz bezeichnet wird. and a Serving GPRS Support Node. a NS-VCI information sending unit (102). An information configuration device. dass das Senden der NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung durch die erste Entität zur 8 .13 EP 1 921 872 B1 14 tion request message containing NS-VCI information request. hereinafter referred to as NS-VCI. comprising an information request device according to claim 10 or 11. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem Mobilpaketnetz nach Anspruch 1. characterized by comprising: 5 10 to determine that the NS_RESET message sent from the entity at the other end of the interface carries NSVCI information request. 12. message analyzing unit adapted 40 45 50 55 2. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem Mobilpaketnetz. dass es enthält: in einem Mobilpaketnetz eines General Packet Radio Service. Empfangen von NS-VCI-Informationen durch die erste Entität. the NS-VCI information request message analyzing unit (101) is a Network Service protocol Reset. and a Serving GPRS Support Node. 30 35 a Network Service protocol Virtual Connection Identifier. message generating unit adapted to carry the local NS-VCI information in a NS_RESET_ACK message. wobei die erste Entität das BSS ist und die zweite Entität der SGSN ist oder die erste Entität der SGSN ist und die zweite Entität das BSS ist. adapted to send the NS-VCI information request message to an entity at the other end of a Gb interface between a Base Station Subsystem. hereinafter referred to as SGSN. hereinafter referred to as BSS. the NS-VCI information sending unit (102) comprises: a Network Service protocol Reset Acknowledgement. the entity being the BSS. a NS_RESET_ACK message sending unit adapted to send the NS_RESET_ACK message to the entity at the other end of the interface. the entity being the BSS. or the entity being the SGSN. 13. Senden einer Meldung zum Anfordern von Informationen eines Identifikators für eine virtuelle Verbindung eines Netzdienstprotokolls. characterized in that. die nachstehend als NSVCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung bezeichnet wird. der nachstehend als SGSN bezeichnet wird. adapted to analyze a NS-VCI information request message sent from an entity at the other end of a Gb interface between a Base Station Subsystem. hereinafter referred to as SGSN. message generating unit adapted to carry NS-VCI information request in a NS_RESET message to generate a NS-VCI information request message. wenn die zweite Entität die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung empfängt (520). the NS-VCI information request message generating unit (910) is a Network Service protocol Reset. wobei die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung eine NS-VCI-Informationsanforderung enthält. A Base Station Subsystem. A Serving GPRS Support Node. hereinafter referred to as BSS. durch eine erste Entität an einem Ende einer Gb-Schnittstelle zwischen einem Basisstationsuntersystem. hereinafter referred to as SGSN. and/or an information configuration device according to claim 12 or 13. the NS-VCI information obtaining unit (930) is a Network Service protocol Reset Acknowledgement. to obtain NS-VCI information request contained in the NS-VCI information request message. die durch die zweite Entität zurückgesendet werden. The information configuration device according to claim 12. dadurch gekennzeichnet. zu einer zweiten Entität am anderen Ende der Schnittstelle (510). 14. 15 20 Patentansprüche 25 1. 11. hereinafter referred to as NS_RESET_ACK. adapted to obtain NS-VCI information returned by the entity at the other end of the interface in response to the NS-VCI information request message. or the entity being the SGSN. message processing unit adapted to obtain NS-VCI information from a NS_RESET_ACK message returned from the entity at the other end of the interface. The information request device according to claim 10. hereinafter referred to as NS_RESET. characterized in that. dadurch gekennzeichnet. hereinafter referred to as BSS. comprising an information request device according to claim 10 or 11. a NS-VCI information request message sending unit (920). and/or an information configuration device according to claim 12 or 13. 15. hereinafter referred to as NS_RESET. hereinafter referred to as NS_RESET_ACK. adapted to send local NS-VCI information to the entity at the other end of the interface according to the NS-VCI information request. a NS-VCI information obtaining unit (930). das nachstehend als BSS bezeichnet wird.

30 9. dass vor dem Zurücksenden der lokalen NS-VCI-Informationen durch die erste Entität das Verfahren ferner enthält: Durchführen eines Rücksetzprozesses an der ersten Entität. 5. wenn die erste Entität die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung nicht erkennt. zur zweiten Entität (84). durch eine erste Entität an einem Ende einer Gb-Schnittstelle zwischen einem Basisstationsuntersystem. wobei die erste Entität eine Entität ist. einen neuen NS-VCI-Wert zuzuweisen. dadurch gekennzeichnet. dass die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderung in der NS_RESET-Meldung getragen wird durch: Hinzufügen von Informationen eines neuen Ursachenwerts. die in der NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung enthalten ist. und einem Dienst-GPRS-Unterstützungsknoten. dadurch gekennzeichnet. die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung zu einer Entität am anderen Ende einer Gb-Schnittstelle zwischen einem Basisstationsuntersystem. eine NSVCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung zu erzeugen. 35 40 10. dass das Zurücksenden der lokalen NSVCI-Informationen durch die erste Entität zur zweiten Entität enthält: Senden einer NS_RESET_ACKMeldung. dass die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung durch die erste Entität zur zweiten Entität gesendet wird. 5 10 Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem Mobilpaketnetz nach Anspruch 5. der nachstehend als SGSN 45 50 55 9 . dadurch gekennzeichnet. Senden einer Netzdienstprotokoll-Rücksetzmeldung. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem Mobilpaketnetz. zur zweiten Entität. die nachstehend als NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung bezeichnet wird. die eine NSVCI-Konfiguration erfordert. 25 Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem Mobilpaketnetz nach Anspruch 5. die die lokalen NS-VCI-Informationen enthält. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem Mobilpaketnetz nach Anspruch 6. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem Mobilpaketnetz nach Anspruch 2. die von einer zweiten Entität am anderen Ende der Schnittstelle gesendet wird. die dazu ausgelegt ist. das nachstehend als GPRS-Mobilpaketnetz bezeichnet wird. eine NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldungs-Sendeeinheit (920). wobei die NS_RESET-Meldung die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderung trägt. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem Mobilpaketnetz nach Anspruch 3. dass es enthält: in einem Mobilpaketnetz eines General Packet Radio Service. dadurch gekennzeichnet. dass das Zurücksenden der lokalen NSVCI-Informationen durch die erste Entität enthält: Zurücksenden einer Netzdienstprotokoll-Rücksetzbestätigungsmeldung. um eine NS-VCI-Informationsanforderung zu erhalten. 7. dass sie enthält: eine Erzeugungseinheit (910) für eine Meldung zum Anfordern von Informationen eines Identifikators für eine virtuelle Verbindung eines Netzdienstprotokolls. 15 20 8. zur zweiten Entität. und Hinzufügen eines NS-VCIFeldwerts. dadurch gekennzeichnet. Empfangen einer Meldung zum Anfordern von Informationen eines Identifikators für eine virtuelle Verbindung eines Netzdienstprotokolls. dass die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung eine Netzdienstprotokoll-Rücksetzmeldung ist. 4. die dazu ausgelegt ist. die nachstehend als NS_RESET_ACK-Meldung bezeichnet wird und die die lokalen NS-VCI-Informationen enthält. Verarbeiten der NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung. 3. die nachstehend als NS_RESET-Meldung bezeichnet wird.15 zweiten Entität enthält: EP 1 921 872 B1 16 te Entität der SGSN ist oder die erste Entität der SGSN ist und die zweite Entität das BSS ist. das nachstehend als BSS bezeichnet wird. dadurch gekennzeichnet. die nachstehend als NSVC bezeichnet wird. Zurücksenden von lokalen NS-VCI-Informationen durch die erste Entität zur zweiten Entität auf der Basis der NS-VCI-Informationsanforderung. wobei die erste Entität das BSS ist und die zwei- 6. Verfahren zur Schnittstellenkonfiguration in einem Mobilpaketnetz nach Anspruch 7. wenn die erste Entität startet. dadurch gekennzeichnet. und einem Dienst-GPRSUnterstützungsknoten. der zum Anfordern einer neuen virtuellen Verbindung eines Netzdienstprotokolls konfiguriert ist. Informationsanforderungsvorrichtung. der nachstehend als NS-VCI bezeichnet wird. das nachstehend als BSS bezeichnet wird. der der zweiten Entität angibt. die nachstehend als NS RESET-Meldung bezeichnet wird und die die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderung (82) trägt. der nachstehend als SGSN bezeichnet wird. die die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderung enthält. dadurch gekennzeichnet.

NS-VCI-Informationen zu erhalten. und einem Dienst-GPRS-Unterstützungsknoten. lokale NS-VCI-Informationen zu der Entität am anderen Ende der Schnittstelle gemäß der NS-VCI-Informationsanforderung zu senden.Erzeugungseinheit (910) eine Erzeugungseinheit für eine Meldung für Netzdienstprotokoll-Rücksetzen ist. der nachstehend als NS-VCI bezeichnet wird. la première entité étant le BSS et la seconde 40 45 50 55 10 . die durch die Entität am anderen Ende der Schnittstelle in Reaktion auf die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung zurückgesendet werden. die dazu ausgelegt ist. Informationskonfigurationsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 12. mit einer Informationsanforderungsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 10 oder 11 und/ oder einer Informationskonfigurationsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 12 oder 13. par une première entité située à une extrémité d’une interface Gb entre un Sous-Système de Station de Base. et un Noeud de Support GPRS de Desserte. caractérisé en ce qu’il comprend : dans un réseau mobile de transmission par paquets à Service Radio de Transmission par Paquets Général. der nachstehend als SGSN bezeichnet wird. die von einer Entität am anderen Ende einer Gb-Schnittstelle zwischen einem Basisstationsuntersystem. Dienst-GPRS-Unterstützungsknoten. das nachstehend als NS_RESET bezeichnet wird. die nachstehend als NS_RESET_ACK bezeichnet wird.VCI. das nachstehend als BSS bezeichnet wird. gesendet wird. die dazu ausgelegt ist. dass die NSVCI. das nachstehend als BSS bezeichnet wird.Informationsanforderungsmeldungs. appelé ci-après réseau mobile de transmission par paquets GPRS. d’informations NS-VCI qui sont renvoyées par la seconde entité quand la seconde entité reçoit le message de demande d’informations NS-VCI (520) . dadurch gekennzeichnet. um eine NS-VCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung zu erzeugen. wobei die Entität das BSS ist oder die Entität der SGSN ist. appelé ci-après BSS. 13. dass sie enthält: dadurch 5 10 15 seeinheit (101) eine Analyseeinheit für eine Meldung für Netzdienstprotokoll-Rücksetzen ist. NS-VCI-Informationen aus einer NS_RESET_ACK-Meldung zu erhalten. d’un message de demande d’informations d’Identifiant de Connexion Virtuelle de protocole de Service Réseau. par la première entité. die von der Entität am anderen Ende der Schnittstelle zurückgesendet wird. die NS_RESET_ACK-Meldung zu der Entität am anderen Ende der Schnittstelle zu senden. Basisstationsuntersystem. 15. le message de demande d’informations NS-VCI comportant la demande d’informations NS-VCI . die dazu ausgelegt ist. mit einer Informationsanforderungsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 10 oder 11 und/oder einer Informationskonfigurationsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 12 oder 13.Informationsanforderungsmeldung enthalten ist. eine NS_RESET_ACK-Meldungs-Sendeeinheit. eine NS-VCI-Informations-Erhaltungseinheit (930). Informationsanforderungsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 10. l’envoi. à une seconde entité située à l’autre extrémité de l’interface (510). dass die NSVCI. die in der NS.Analy1. wobei die Entität das BSS ist oder die Entität der SGSN ist. 12. 11. dadurch gekennzeichnet. zu senden. die NS-VCI-Informations-Erhaltungseinheit (930) eine Verarbeitungseinheit für die Meldung der Netzdienstprotokoll-Rücksetzbestätigung ist. das nachstehend als NS_RESET bezeichnet wird. die nachstehend als NS_RESET_ACK bezeichnet wird. der nachstehend als SGSN bezeichnet wird. eine NS-VCI-Informations-Sendeeinheit (102). die dazu ausgelegt ist. eine NSVCI-Informationsanforderungsmeldung zu analysieren. dass die von der Entität am anderen Ende der Schnittstelle gesendete NS_RESET-Meldung die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderung trägt. die dazu ausgelegt ist. die dazu ausgelegt ist. die lokalen NS-VCI-Informationen in einer NS_RESET_ACK-Meldung zu tragen. die NS-VCI-Informations-Sendeeinheit (102) enthält: eine Erzeugungseinheit für eine Meldung einer Netzdienstprotokoll-Rücksetzbestätigung. um die NS-VCIInformationsanforderung zu erhalten. Informationskonfigurationsvorrichtung. 14. appelé ci-après SGSN. die NS-VCI-Informationsanforderung in einer NS_RESET-Meldung zu tragen.17 EP 1 921 872 B1 18 bezeichnet wird. la réception. die dazu ausgelegt ist. 35 Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau mobile de transmission par paquets. die dazu ausgelegt ist festzustellen. gekennzeichnet.Informationsanforderungsmeldungs. appelé ci-après message de demande d’informations NS-VCI. 20 25 30 Revendications eine Analyseeinheit (101) für eine Meldung zum Anfordern von Informationen eines Identifikators für eine virtuelle Verbindung eines Netzdienstprotokolls.

ou la première entité étant le SGSN et la seconde entité étant le BSS. le renvoi. adaptée pour envoyer 11 . le message NS_RESET portant la demande d’informations NS-VCI. Dispositif de demande d’informations. la première entité étant une entité demandant une configuration NS-VCI. le procédé comprend en outre : l’exécution d’un processus de rétablissement au niveau de la première entité. caractérisé en ce que le renvoi par la première entité d’informations NS-VCI locales à la seconde entité comprend : l’envoi d’un message NS_RESET_ACK contenant les informations NSVCI locales à la seconde entité quand la première entité ne reconnaît pas le message de demande d’informations NS-VCI. Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau mobile de transmission par paquets selon la revendication 3. appelée ci-après NSVC. 2. 10 15 Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau mobile de transmission par paquets selon la revendication 5. contenant les informations NS-VCI locales. appelé ci-après message NS_RESET_ACK.19 EP 1 921 872 B1 20 de demande d’informations NS-VCI . adaptée pour générer un message de demande d’informations NSVCI contenant une demande d’informations NSVCI . à la seconde entité. une unité d’envoi de message de demande d’informations NS-VCI (920). par une première entité située à une extrémité d’une interface Gb entre un Sous-Système de Station de Base. la réception. et un Noeud de Support GPRS de Desserte. caractérisé en ce qu’il comprend : 50 55 une unité de génération de message de demande d’informations d’Identifiant de Connexion Virtuelle de protocole de Service Réseau. caractérisé en ce que l’envoi par la première entité du message de demande d’informations NS-VCI à la seconde entité comprend : l’envoi d’un message de Rétablissement de protocole de Service Réseau. 10. 3. 40 45 Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau mobile de transmission par paquets selon la revendication 7. portant la demande d’informations NS-VCI (82). 30 Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau mobile de transmission par paquets selon la revendication 5. et ajoutant une valeur de champ NS-VCI indiquant à la seconde entité d’assigner une nouvelle valeur NS-VCI. caractérisé en ce que. caractérisé en ce que le renvoi par la première entité des informations NS-VCI comprend : le renvoi à la seconde entité (84) d’un message d’Acquittement de Rétablissement de protocole de Service Réseau. 35 9. 7. Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau mobile de transmission par paquets selon la revendication 6. avant le renvoi par la première entité des informations NS-VCI locales. caractérisé en ce que la demande d’informations NS-VCI est portée dans le message NS_ RESET en : ajoutant des informations d’une nouvelle valeur de cause configurée pour demander une nouvelle Connexion Virtuelle de protocole de Service Réseau. appelé ci-après BSS. appelé ci-après NS-VCI (910). caractérisé en ce que le message de demande d’informations NS-VCI est un message de Rétablissement de protocole de Service Réseau. envoyé à partir d’une seconde entité située à l’autre extrémité de l’interface . caractérisé en ce que le message de demande d’informations NS-VCI est envoyé par la première entité à la seconde entité quand la première entité démarre. caractérisé en ce qu’il comprend : dans un réseau mobile de transmission par paquets à Service Radio de Transmission par Paquets Général. appelé ci-après SGSN. entité étant le SGSN. appelé ci-après message NS_RESET. 5. Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau mobile de transmission par paquets selon la revendication 2. la première entité étant le BSS et la seconde entité étant le SGSN. Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau mobile de transmission par paquets selon la revendication 1. appelé ciaprès message de demande d’informations NSVCI. appelé ci-après réseau mobile de transmission par paquets GPRS. le traitement du message de demande d’informations NS-VCI afin d’obtenir la demande d’informations NS-VCI contenue dans le message 5 6. appelé ci-après message NS_RESET. 4. Procédé de configuration d’interface dans un réseau mobile de transmission par paquets. par la première entité. d’un message de demande d’informations d’Identifiant de Connexion Virtuelle de protocole de Service Réseau. ou bien la première entité étant le SGSN et la seconde entité étant le BSS. d’informations NS-VCI locales à la seconde entité en fonction de la demande d’informations NS-VCI . 20 25 8.

20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 12 . une unité d’obtention d’informations NS-VCI (930). l’unité d’envoi d’informations NS-VCI (102) comprend : une unité de génération de message d’Acquittement de Rétablissement de protocole de Service Réseau. appelé ci-après message NS_ RESET_ACK. adaptée pour obtenir des informations NS-VCI renvoyées par l’entité se trouvant à l’autre extrémité de l’interface en réponse au message de demande d’informations NS-VCI . appelé ci-après BSS. appelé ci-après message NS_RESET. et/ou un dispositif de configuration d’informations selon la revendication 12 ou 13. une unité d’envoi d’informations NS-VCI (102).21 EP 1 921 872 B1 22 le message de demande d’informations NS-VCI à une entité située à l’autre extrémité d’une interface Gb entre un Sous-Système de Station de Base. l’unité d’obtention d’informations NS-VCI (930) est une unité de traitement de message d’Acquittement de Rétablissement de protocole de Service Réseau. l’entité étant le BSS. adaptée pour obtenir des informations NS-VCI depuis un message NS_RESET_ACK renvoyé à partir de l’entité située à l’autre extrémité de l’interface. adaptée pour déterminer que le message NS_RESET envoyé à partir de l’entité située à l’autre extrémité de l’interface porte une demande d’informations NS-VCI . adaptée pour porter une demande d’informations NS-VCI dans un message NS_RESET afin de générer un message de demande d’informations NS-VCI . caractérisé en ce qu’il comprend : une unité d’analyse de message de demande d’informations d’Identifiant de Connexion Virtuelle de protocole de Service Réseau. comprenant un dispositif de demande d’informations selon la revendication 10 ou 11. et un Noeud de Support GPRS de Desserte. afin d’obtenir une demande d’informations NS-VCI contenue dans le message de demande d’informations NS-VCI . comprenant un dispositif de demande d’informations selon la revendication 10 ou 11. appelé ci-après NS-VCI (101). caractérisé en ce que l’unité d’analyse de message de demande d’informations NSVCI (101) est une unité d’analyse de message de 5 10 15 Rétablissement de protocole de Service Réseau. Noeud de Support GPRS de Desserte. adaptée pour envoyer des informations NS-VCI locales à l’entité située à l’autre extrémité de l’interface en fonction de la demande d’informations NS-VCI . adaptée pour analyser un message de demande d’informations NSVCI envoyé à partir d’une entité située à l’autre extrémité d’un interface Gb entre un Sous-Système de Station de Base. 12. Dispositif de demande d’informations selon la revendication 10. ou bien l’entité étant le SGSN. et un Noeud de Support GPRS de Desserte. et/ou un dispositif de configuration d’informations selon la revendication 12 ou 13. ci-après appelé NS_RESET_ACK. appelé ci-après BSS. Sous-Système de Station de Base. Dispositif de configuration d’informations. Dispositif de configuration d’informations selon la revendication 12. une unité d’envoi de message NS_RESET_ ACK adaptée pour envoyer le message NS_ RESET_ACK à l’entité située à l’autre extrémité de l’interface. 13. l’entité étant le BSS. 15. 14. 11. appelé ciaprès SGSN. appelé ci-après NS_RESET. adaptée pour porter les informations NS-VCI locales dans un message NS_RESET_ ACK . appelé ci-après BSS. ou bien l’entité étant le SGSN. appelé ci-après SGSN. appelé ci-après SGSN . caractérisé en ce que l’unité de génération de message de demande d’informations NSVCI (910) est une unité de génération de message de Rétablissement de protocole de Service Réseau.

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