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UTRAN MO Speech Call Flow

Sandeep Dhariwal/GGN/20101602
UE RBS RNC CN
UE SENDS REQUEST FOR A RRC CONNECTION (= SIGNALLING CHANNEL)
UE USES THE RACH COMMON CHANNEL (RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL) SINCE IT DOES NOT YET HAVE A DEDICATED CHANNEL

RNC SETS UP AN RRC CONNECTION IN THE RBS (requests downlink spreading factor of 128 [~16k])

RBS CONFIRMS THAT THE RESOURCE HAS BEEN ALLOCATED IN RBS AND RETURNS THE BINDING ID AND
AAL2 ADDRESS SO RNC CAN SETUP THE AAL2 CHANNEL TO BE USED FOR THE RRC CONNECTION

RNC SETS UP THE AAL2 CHANNEL USING THE BINDING ID GIVEN BY RBS
SO THAT THE CORRECT CHANNEL ID IS USED ON BOTH SIDES

THE RNC TELLS THE UE TO USE THE RRC CONNECTION THAT HAS JUST BEEN SET-UP IN UTRAN Serving-RNC Network Temporary Identity is assigned.
THE SCRAMBLING CODE (downlink and uplink) AND CHANNELISATION CODE (downlink) FOR THAT CHANNEL IS GIVEN
THE UE MOVES INTO THE CELL-DCH STATE

THE RBS INDICATES THAT IT HAS ACHIEVED SYNCHRONISATION WITH THE UE

THE UE INDICATES THAT IT HAS SUCCESSFULLY TAKEN THE RRC CONNECTION

RNC ORDERS THE UE TO START TAKING MEASUREMENTS ON THE RRC CONNECTION HANDOVER, POWER CONTROL, ETC
THE UE INDICATES TO CORE NETWORK THE TYPE OF CALL IT WANTS TO MAKE THIS MESSAGE IS TRANSPARENT TO RNC.
IT IS EMBEDDED IN SOME DIRECT TRANSFER MESSAGES ON RRC AND RANAP WHOSE ROLE IS TO CARRY NAS MESSAGES BETWEEN UE AND CN
THE CORE NETWORK QUERIES THE UE TO FIND OUT ITS IDENTITY AND IF IT HAS THE RIGHTS TO MAKE THIS TYPE OF CALL
//ACTIVATION OF INTEGRITY CHECK
THE CORE NETWORK INFORMS THE RNC ABOUT THE IMSI IDENTITY OF THIS UE

ACTIVATION OF CIPHERING

THE UE INDICATES THE DESTINATION NUMBER OF THE B-SIDE

THE CN HAS CHECKED THAT IT HAS A VALID ROUTE TO THAT NUMBER AND INDICATES THAT THE CALL MAY PROCEED
CN ORDERS THE UTRAN TO SET-UP A RADIO ACCESS BEARER
WITH THE CHARACTERISTICS NEEDED FOR THE TYPE OF CALL REQUIRED BY THE UE

A RADIO ACCESS BEARER IS SET-UP ON IU INTERFACE


THE RADIOLINK USED IN RBS FOR THE CALL IS RECONFIGURED FROM SIGNALING ONLY TO SIGNALING + SPEECH
WE NOW HAVE TWO AAL2 CHANNELS FOR THE CALL ON IUB AND ONE AAL2 CHANNEL FOR THE CALL ON
IU
THE RECONFIGURATION OF THE RADIOLINK IN RBS IS COMMITTED
RADIO BEARER (FOR SPEECH) IS SETUP TOWARDS THE UE
RNC ORDERS THE UE TO START TAKING MEASUREMENTS ON THE RADIO BEARER (FOR SIGNAL STRENGTH AND QUALITY, USED IN HANDOVER, POWER CONTROL, ETC
RNC INFORMS THE CN THAT THE RADIO ACCESS BEARER HAS BEEN SET-UP SUCCESSFULLY TOWARDS THE UE
THE CN INFORMS THE UE THAT IT IS RINGING THE B-SIDE

THE B-SIDE HAS ANSWERED AND THE CALL HAS NOW BEEN CONNECTED
B-SIDE HAS HUNG UP AND CN INDICATES TO UE THAT THE CALL IS BEING DISCONNECTED

THE UE IS RELEASING THE CALL