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Table of Contents
Chapter 2 UE Behaviors in Idle Mode.........................................................................................2-1
2.1 Introduction to UE Behaviors in Idle Mode........................................................................2-1
2.1.1 Definition................................................................................................................ 2-1
2.1.2 Purposes................................................................................................................ 2-1
2.1.3 Terms and Abbreviations........................................................................................2-1
2.2 Availability......................................................................................................................... 2-4
2.2.1 Network Elements Involved....................................................................................2-4
2.2.2 Software Releases.................................................................................................2-4
2.2.3 Miscellaneous......................................................................................................... 2-5
2.3 Impact............................................................................................................................... 2-5
2.3.1 Impact on System Performance.............................................................................2-5
2.3.2 Impact on Other Features.......................................................................................2-5
2.4 Restrictions....................................................................................................................... 2-5
2.5 Technical Description........................................................................................................ 2-5
2.5.1 UE Behaviors in Idle Mode Configuration Model....................................................2-5
2.5.2 Overview................................................................................................................. 2-6
2.5.3 PLMN Selection...................................................................................................... 2-7
2.5.4 PLMN Selection in HPLMNs...................................................................................2-7
2.5.5 PLMN Selection in VPLMNs.................................................................................2-10
2.5.6 Cell Selection........................................................................................................ 2-11
2.5.7 Cell Reselection.................................................................................................... 2-17
2.5.8 Location Registration............................................................................................ 2-27
2.5.9 Paging.................................................................................................................. 2-30
2.5.10 System Information Reception............................................................................2-31
2.6 Capabilities..................................................................................................................... 2-33
2.7 Implementation............................................................................................................... 2-33
2.7.1 Enabling UE Behaviors in Idle Mode....................................................................2-33
2.7.2 Reconfiguring Parameters....................................................................................2-33
2.7.3 Disabling UE Behaviors in Idle Mode...................................................................2-34
2.8 Maintenance Information................................................................................................. 2-34
2.8.1 Alarms.................................................................................................................. 2-34
2.8.2 Counters............................................................................................................... 2-34
2.9 References...................................................................................................................... 2-35

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List of Figures

List of Figures
Figure 2-1 UE Behaviors in Idle Mode configuration model..................................................2-6
Figure 2-2 UE behaviors in idle mode...................................................................................2-6
Figure 2-3 Signaling procedure for the automatic PLMN selection.......................................2-9
Figure 2-4 Signaling procedure for the manual PLMN selection.........................................2-10
Figure 2-5 Procedure for cell selection...............................................................................2-12
Figure 2-6 Signaling procedure for the cell selection controlled by the NAS (performed by the
AS)............................................................................................................................... 2-16
Figure 2-7 Signaling procedure for cell selection controlled by the NAS (performed by the
NAS)............................................................................................................................. 2-16
Figure 2-8 Measurement start criteria for cell reselection with HCS disabled.....................2-17
Figure 2-9 Cell reselection procedure.................................................................................2-26

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List of Tables

List of Tables
Table 2-1 NEs required for UE behaviors in idle mode..........................................................2-4
Table 2-2 RAN products and related versions.......................................................................2-4
Table 2-3 Automatic PLMN selection mode...........................................................................2-7
Table 2-4 UE state transition...............................................................................................2-13
Table 2-5 Parameters of the measurement start criteria......................................................2-18
Table 2-6 MML parameters that correspond to the measurement parameters....................2-18
Table 2-7 Intra- and inter-frequency measurement criteria for UE in slow movement.........2-20
Table 2-8 Inter-RAT measurement criteria for UE in slow movement..................................2-21
Table 2-9 Intra- and inter-frequency measurement criteria for UE in fast movement..........2-21
Table 2-10 Inter-RAT measurement criteria for UE in fast movement.................................2-21
Table 2-11 Parameters of the measurement start criteria....................................................2-21
Table 2-12 MML parameters that correspond to the measurement parameters..................2-22
Table 2-13 UE state transition conditions............................................................................2-27
Table 2-14 Commands for the reconfiguration on the RNC side.........................................2-33
Table 2-15 Counters related to UE behavior in idle mode...................................................2-34

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Chapter 2 UE Behaviors in Idle Mode


2.1 Introduction to UE Behaviors in Idle Mode
2.1.1 Definition
UE behaviors in idle mode refers to a series of automatic actions for obtaining a
service before finding a network or for obtaining a better service after connecting to
the network.
UE behaviors in idle mode include:

PLMN selection
Used to ensure that the PLMN selected by the UE properly provides services.

Cell selection and reselection


Used to ensure that the UE finds a suitable cell to camp on.

Location registration
Used for the network to trace the current status of the UE and to ensure that the
UE is camped on the network when the UE does not perform any operation for a
long period.

Paging
Used for the network to send paging messages to a UE which is in idle mode,
CELL_PCH state, or URA_PCH state.

System information reception


The network broadcasts the network information to a UE which camps on the cell
to control the behaviors of the UE.

2.1.2 Purposes
When a UE is switched on, it selects a PLMN and searches for a suitable cell of this
PLMN to camp on. This feature has the following benefits:

It enables the UE to receive system information from the PLMN

It enables the UE to establish the RRC connection

It enables the UE to response to paging message

It enables the UE to receive cell broadcast services

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2.1.3 Terms and Abbreviations


I. Terms
Term

Description

Any cell selection

In this state, the UE attempts to find an acceptable cell of any


PLMN to camp on.

Camped normally

In this state, the UE obtains normal services.

Camped on any

In this state, the UE obtains limited services. The UE select a

cell

cell through cell selection/reselection. Where, the PLMN


identity is not considered.

EPLMN

A PLMN considered as equivalent to the selected PLMN by


the UE for PLMN selection, cell selection, cell reselection and
handover according to the information provided by the NAS.

Ec/N0

Ratio of received energy per chip to noise spectral density.

HPLMN

Home PLMN, where the MCC and MNC of the PLMN identity
are the same as the MCC and MNC of the IMSI.

URA identity

UTRAN Registration Area identity. It can be used to indicate


the UE which URA it shall use in case of overlapping URAs.

VPLMN

Visited PLMN. It is different from HPLMN.

Radio access

Type of radio access technology, for example, UTRA or GSM.

technology
Radio access

Combination of different radio access technologies.

technology
combination
Available PLMN

A PLMN in which the UE has found at least one cell and the
UE has read its PLMN identity.

Acceptable cell

A cell on which the UE may camp to obtain limited services,


for example, originating emergency calls

Suitable cell

A cell on which the UE may camp to obtain normal services

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II. Abbreviations
Abbreviation

Full Spelling

3GPP

3rd Generation Partnership Project

AS

Access Stratum

BCH

Broadcast Channel

CN

Core Network

DRX

Discontinuous Reception

EF

Elementary File

EPLMN

Equivalent PLMN

FDD

Frequency Division Duplex

GPRS

General Packet Radio Service

GSM

Global System for Mobile Communications

HCS

Hierarchical Cell Structure

HPLMN

Home PLMN

IMSI

International Mobile Subscriber Identity

LAC

Location Area Code

LAI

Location Area Identity

LR

Location Registration

MCC

Mobile Country Code

MIB

Master Information Block

MNC

Mobile Network Code

MS

Mobile Station

NAS

Non-Access Stratum

PCH

Paging Channel

PI

Paging Indicator

PLMN

Public Land Mobile Network

RAI

Routing Area Identity


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Abbreviation

Full Spelling

RAT

Radio Access Technology

RF

Radio Frequency

RRC

Radio Resource Control

RSCP

Received Signal Code Power

SB

Scheduling Block

S-CCPCH

Secondary Common Control Physical Channel

SFN

System Frame Number

SIB

System Information Block

SIM

Subscriber Identity Module

TDD

Time Division Duplex

TMSI

Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity

UE

User Equipment

UMTS

Universal Mobile Telecommunications System

URA

UTRAN Registration Area

USIM

UMTS Subscriber Identity Module

UTRA

UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access

UTRAN

UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network

VPLMN

Visited PLMN

WCDMA

Wideband CDMA

2.2 Availability
2.2.1 Network Elements Involved
Table 1.1 describes the NEs involved with UE behaviors in idle mode.

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Table 1.1 NEs required for UE behaviors in idle mode


UE

NodeB

RNC

MSC Server

MGW
-

SGSN
-

GGSN

HLR

Note:

: not required

: required

Note:
This chapter describes only the availability of the NodeB and the RNC.

2.2.2 Software Releases


Table 1.1 describes the versions of RAN products that support UEs behaviors in idle
mode.
Table 1.1 RAN products and related versions
Product

Version

RNC

BSC6800

V100R002 and later releases

NodeB

DBS3800

V100R005 and later releases

BTS3812A

V100R005 and later releases

BTS3812E

V100R005 and later releases

2.2.3 Miscellaneous
None

2.3 Impact
2.3.1 Impact on System Performance
This feature is affected by the capability of the UE and the network status.

The capability of the UE affects the quality of receiving signals.

The load of the network affects UEs accessing to a cell. When the load is heavy,
the UE may fail to access to the cell.
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2.3.2 Impact on Other Features


None.

2.4 Restrictions
None

2.5 Technical Description


2.5.1 UE Behaviors in Idle Mode Configuration Model
The configuration model for UE Behaviors in Idle Mode is as show in.
RNC
RadioClass

GlobalParaClass

CellClass

CNDOMAIN.Class

CELLSELRESEL .Class
CELLHCS .Class

DRX cycle length coefficient

CELLSIBSWITCH .Class

Hysteresis 1 for connect mode


Hysteresis 2 for connect mode

Frequency Band Indication

Cell Sel-reselection quality measure


Min quality level

HCS cell reselection threshold

Intra-freq cell reselection threshold for idle state

HCS inter-rat reselection threshold

Inter-freq cell reselection threshold for idle state

Max number of cell reselection

Inter-RAT cell reselection threshold

HCS search inter-rat limit threshold

Figure 1.1 UE Behaviors in Idle Mode configuration model

2.5.2 Overview
Figure 1.1 shows the relationship between UE behaviors in idle mode.

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User selection of PLMN

Automatic/Manual selection
PLMN selection
and reselection

Indication to user

NAS defined service areas

PLMN
selected

Location
registration
response

PLMNs
available

Cell selection
and reselection

NAS defined
service areas
Radio
measurement

Location
registration
changes
CM requests

Location
registration

Figure 1.1 UE behaviors in idle mode


After the switch-on, the UE performs the following steps:
1)

Select a PLMN.

2)

Select cells from this PLMN.

3)

Select a best cell according to the system information.

4)

Camp on this cell.

5)

Initiate a location registration.

The signal strengths of both the serving cell and neighboring cells vary when the UE
moves. Therefore the UE needs to select a most suitable cell to camp on. This
procedure is called cell reselection.

2.5.3 PLMN Selection


UE shall maintain a list of allowed PLMN types. In the PLMN list, the UE arranges
available PLMNs by priorities. When selecting a PLMN, it searches the PLMNs from
the high priority to the low.
The UE selects a PLMN from HPLMNs or VPLMNs.
There are two modes for PLMN selection

Automatic selection
The UE automatically selects a PLMN according to the priority order.

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Manual selection
The UE shows all available PLMNs to the subscriber. The subscriber then
selects a PLMN.

2.5.4 PLMN Selection in HPLMNs


I. Scenario
At any time, the subscriber may require the UE to reselect an available PLMN and
register in it. For UEs in different modes, there are two selection modes:

Automatic PLMN Selection

Manual PLMN Selection

II. Automatic PLMN Selection Mode


The UE selects an available and suitable PLMN from the whole band according to the
order as described as Table 1.1.
Table 1.1 Automatic PLMN selection mode
Order

PLMN type

Remark

HPLMNs

Home PLMNs

PLMNs contained in the "User Controlled

The PLMNs are arranged

PLMN Selector with Access Technology"

in priority order

data field in the SIM excluding the previously


selected PLMN
3

PLMNs contained in the "Operator

The PLMNs are arranged

Controlled PLMN Selector with Access

in priority order

Technology" data field in the SIM excluding


the previously selected PLMN
4

Other PLMN/access technology

The PLMNs are arranged

combinations with the high quality of

in random order

received signals excluding the previously


selected PLMN
5

Other PLMN/access technology

The PLMNs are arranged

combinations excluding the previously

in descending order of

selected PLMN

signal quality.

Previously selected PLMN

The PLMN selected by the


UE before automatic PLMN
selection

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Note:
If the UE selects a PLMN that has been selected before and the UE does not attempt
to register in any other PLMN, the UE need not register in the PLMN again.

III. Manual PLMN Selection Mode


The order of manual selection is the same as that of automatic selection.

IV. Signaling Procedure for the Automatic PLMN Selection


Figure 1.1 shows the procedure for the automatic PLMN selection.
UE-NAS

UE-AS

1.RRC PLMN LIST IND


(all PLMN identity(GSM-MAP) or SID/MIN_P_REV)

PLMN
Reselection
2.RRC PLMN Search REQ
(PLMN identity(GSM-MAP) or SID/MIN_P_REV)

Use last stored


cell list, if any
3.RRC PLMN Search CNF
(PLMN identity (GSM-MAP) or SID)

Figure 1.1 Signaling procedure for the automatic PLMN selection


The signaling procedure of the automatic PLMN selection is described as follows:
1)

After the timer of the NAS is started, the AS sends the NAS a list which includes
all available PLMNs and their identities.

2)

After the PLMN with the highest priority is found, the NAS sends the AS an RRC
PLMN Search REQ message, asking the AS to select a suitable cell that
belongs to the PLMN with highest priority.

3)

After finding such a cell, the AS selects the cell and sends the NAS an RRC
PLMN Search CNF message, indicating that the PLMN is found.

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V. Signaling Procedure for the Manual PLMN Selection


Figure 1.1 shows the signaling procedure for the manual PLMN selection.
UE-NAS

UE-AS
1. RRC PLMN Search REQ(ALL)

2. RRC PLMN LIST CNF


(all PLMN identity(GSM-MAP) or SID/MIN_P_REV)
PLMN
Selection
3. RRC PLMN Search REQ
(PLMN identity(GSM-MAP) or SID/MIN_P_REV)
Use last stored
cell list, if any
4. RRC PLMN Search CNF
(PLMN identity (GSM-MAP) or SID)

Figure 1.1 Signaling procedure for the manual PLMN selection


See the description of the signaling procedure as follows:
1)

The NAS sends the AS an RRC PLMN Search REQ message, asking the AS to
report the available PLMNs.

2)

The AS sends the NAS a list which includes all available PLMNs and their
identities.

3)

After the PLMN with the highest priority is found, the NAS asks the AS to select a
suitable cell that belongs to the PLMN with highest priority.

4)

After finding such a cell, the AS selects this cell and sends the NAS an RRC
PLMN Search CNF message, indicating that the PLMN is found.

2.5.5 PLMN Selection in VPLMNs


If a UE is in a VPLMN, it scans the user controlled PLMN selector field or the
operator controlled PLMN selector field in the PLMN list to find the HPLMN or the
PLMN with higher priority according to the requirement of the automatic PLMN
selection mode. In this way, the UE periodically attempts to obtain services.

If the UE stores the Equivalent PLMNs list and there is a PLMN which has
higher priority than any other PLMN in the country, the UE selects only this
PLMN. For this purpose, a value of T minutes may be stored in the SIM. T is

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either in the range from 6 minutes to 8 hours in 6-minute steps or it indicates that
no periodic attempts shall be made. If no value is stored in the SIM, a default
value of 60 minutes is used.
The UE must obey the following rules when attempting to access the HPLMN or the
PLMN with higher priority:

The periodic attempts shall only be performed in automatic mode when the UE is
roaming.

After the UE is switched on, a period of at least 2 minutes and at most T minutes
shall elapse before the first attempt is made.

The UE shall make an attempt if the UE is on the VPLMN at time T after the last
attempt.

Periodic attempts shall only be performed by the UE when the UE is in idle


mode.

If the HPLMN or higher priority PLMN is not found, the UE shall remain on the
VPLMN.

The attempts by the UE in a PLMN with higher priority to access another PLMN
in the same country must be limited.

Only the priority levels of Equivalent PLMNs of the same country as the current
serving VPLMN can be compared with the priority level of a selected PLMN.

2.5.6 Cell Selection


I. Overview
When the PLMN is selected and the UE is in idle mode, the UE starts to select a cell
to camp on and to obtain services.

II. Algorithm
There are four states involved in cell selection:

Camped normally

Any cell selection

Camped on any cell

Connected mode

The cell selection is of two types:

Initial cell selection


If no cell information is stored for the PLMN, the UE starts this procedure.

Stored information cell selection


If cell information is stored for the PLMN, the UE starts this procedure.

As shown in Figure 1.1, in any state, the selection of a new PLMN leads the whole
procedure back to position 1.

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go here whenever a
new PLMN is
selected

cell information
stored for the PLMN
Stored
information
cell selection
no suitable
cell found

Cell selection
when leaving
connected mode

return to
idle mode

no cell information
stored for the PLMN

Initial
cell Selection

no suitable cell found

suitable cell
found

suitable cell
found

A
Camped
normally

suitable
cell found

no suitable
cell found

NAS indicates that


registration on selected
PLMN is rejected
(except with cause #14
or #15 [5][16])

trigger

leave
idle mode

suitable
cell found

D1
Connected
mode

Cell
reselection
evaluation
Process

no suitable
cell found

B
Any cell
selection

no acceptable cell found


acceptable
cell found
Cell Selection
when leaving
connected
mode

return idle mode

C
Camped on
any cell

acceptable
cell found

leave idle mode

D2
Connected
mode(Emergency
calls only)

suitable
cell found

USIM inserted

1
2

trigger
acceptable
cell found
Cell
reselection
evaluation
Process

no acceptable
cell found

Figure 1.1 Procedure for cell selection


The two procedures are described as follows.

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USIM in
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Initial cell selection

If no cell information is stored for the PLMN, the UE starts the initial cell selection. For
this procedure, the UE need not know in advance which Radio Frequency (RF)
channels are UTRA bearers. The UE scans all RF channels in the UTRA band
according to its capabilities to find a suitable cell of the selected PLMN. On each
carrier, the UE need only search for the strongest cell. Once a suitable cell is found,
this cell shall be selected.
Table 1.1 shows the transition of the UE states after the initial cell selection is started.
Table 1.1 UE state transition
No.
1

If

Then

The UE finds a suitable cell

The UE selects this cell and enters in the


"Camped normally" state, as shown in state A
in Figure 1.1
After leaving this state, the UE enters the
corresponding state according to No. 2 or 4 in
this table.

The UE does not find a

The UE enters the Any Cell Selection state,

suitable cell

as shown in state B in Figure 1.1.


After leaving this state, the UE enters the
corresponding state according to No. 3 in this
table.

The UE finds an acceptable

The UE enters the Camped on any cell

cell

state, as shown in state C in Figure 1.1.


After leaving this state, the UE enters the
corresponding state according to No. 2 or 5 in
this table.

The UE in the state of

The UE enters the connected mode, as

Camped normally leaves

shown in state D1 in Figure 1.1.

idle mode
5

The UE in the state of

The UE enters the connected mode

Camped on any cell

(emergency cells only), as shown in D2 in

leaves idle mode

Figure 1.1.
After leaving this state, the UE enters the
corresponding state according to No. 2 or 3 in
this table.

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Stored information cell selection

For this procedure, the UE need know the central frequency information and other
optional cell parameters that are obtained from the measurement control information
received before, such as scrambling codes.
After this procedure is started, the UE selects a suitable cell if it finds one. Otherwise,
the Initial cell selection procedure is triggered.

III. Cell Selection Criteria


The cell selection criterion S is fulfilled when:

For FDD cells, Srxlev > 0 and Squal >0

For TDD cells, Srxlev > 0

Where,

Squal = Qqualmeas Qqualmin

Srxlev = Qrxlevmeas - Qrxlevmin - Pcompensation


Parameter

Squal

Description
Cell selection quality value (dB).
Applicable only for FDD cells.

Srxlev

Cell selection RX level value (dB).

Qqualmeas

Measured cell quality value.


The quality of the received signal expressed in
average CPICH Ec/N0 (dB) for FDD cells.
Applicable only for FDD cells.

Qrxlevmeas

Measured cell RX level value.


It is the CPICH RSCP of received signal for FDD cells
(dBm), and the P-CCPCH RSCP of received signal for
TDD cells (dBm).

Qqualmin

Minimum required quality level in the cell (dB).


Applicable only for FDD cells. Corresponding MML
parameter is Min quality level

Qrxlevmin

Minimum required RX level in the cell (dBm).


Corresponding MML parameter is Min RX level

Pcompensation

Max (UE_TXPWR_MAX_RACH P_MAX, 0) (dB).

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Parameter

Description

UE_TXPWR_MAX_RACH

Maximum TX power level an UE may use when


accessing the cell on RACH (read in system
information) (dBm). Corresponding MML parameter is
Max allowed UE UL TX power

P_MAX

Maximum RF output power of the UE (dBm).

Parameter name

Min quality level

Parameter ID

QQUALMIN

GUI range

-240

Physical range& unit

-240, dB

Default value

-18

Optional / Mandatory

Optional

MML command

MOD CELLSELRESEL

Description:
The minimum required quality level corresponding to CPICH Ec/No. The UE can
camp on the cell only when the measured CPICH Ec/No is greater than the value
of this parameter.

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Parameter name

Min RX level

Parameter ID

QRXLEVMIN

GUI range

-58-13

Physical range& unit

-115-25; step: 2 (-58:-115; -57:-113; ..., 13:25 ) (dBm)

Default value

-58

Optional / Mandatory

Optional

MML command

MOD CELLSELRESEL

Description:
The minimum required RX level corresponding to CPICH RSCP. The UE can camp
on the cell only when the measured CPICH RSCP is greater than the value of this
parameter.

Parameter name

Max allowed UE UL TX power

Parameter ID

MAXALLOWEDULTXPOWER

GUI range

-58-13

Physical range& unit

dBm

Default value

24

Optional / Mandatory

Optional

MML command

MOD CELLSELRESEL

Description:
The maximum allowed uplink transmit power of a UE in the cell, which is related to
the network planning. Content: Allowed maximum power transmitted on RACH in
the cell.

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IV. Signaling Procedures


UE-AS

UE-NAS
RRC Cell Selection Control REQ
(e.g. Forbidden registratoin area(s),desired
NAS defined service area(s))

Cell selection and reselection

Figure 1.1 Signaling procedure for the cell selection controlled by the NAS
(performed by the AS)
The NAS can affect the cell selection and reselection by sending control information
to the AS. The information is useful when the AS performs cell selection or
reselection.
UE-NAS

UE-AS

1.RRC Area List IND(all areas)


(e.g. PLMNID,registration area,NAS defined service area)

Registration /service
area selection
2 .RRC Area List RSP(selected area)
(e.g. PLMNID,registration area,NAS defined service area)

Cell Selection and reselection


within the area selected by NAS

Figure 1.2 Signaling procedure for cell selection controlled by the NAS (performed by
the NAS)
See the description of the signaling procedure as follows:
1)

The AS sends the NAS the cell selection information that includes the PLMN
identity and all available registration areas.

2)

The NAS sends the AS these registration areas.

3)

The AS selects or reselects a cell in the selected registration area.

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2.5.7 Cell Reselection


I. Overview
After selecting a cell and camping on it, the UE periodically searches for a better cell
according to the cell reselection criteria. The better cell is the most suitable one for
the UE to camp on and obtain services. The QoS of this cell is not necessarily more
satisfying. If finding such a cell, the UE selects this cell to camp on.
Cell reselection criteria can be adjusted by modifying cell reselection parameters
according to network operation policies. The Hierarchical Cell Structure (HCS), if
used, may affect the measurement start criteria for cell reselection.

II. Algorithm
In idle mode, the cell reselection procedure is as shown in 2.5.6 IIFigure 1.1. The
transition of UE states is the same as that in cell selection. See section 2.5.6Cell
Selection."

III. Measurement Start Criteria


1)

HCS Disabled

If the system messages broadcast by the serving cell indicates that the HCS is
disabled, the intra-frequency, inter-frequency, and inter-RAT measurement criteria are
as shown in Figure 1.1.
Intrafrequency
measurement
Interfrequency
measurement

Measuring intra-frequency neighboring cells

Measuring inter-frequency
neighboring cells

Measurement
not started

Measuring
inter-RAT
Inter-RAT
measurement neighboring cells
Better quality

SsearchRATm +
Qqualmin

Threshold of
Qqualmin

Sintersearch +
Qqualmin

Sintrasearch +
Qqualmin

CPICH Ec/N0

Figure 1.1 Measurement start criteria for cell reselection with HCS disabled

Intra-frequency measurement
-

If Squal > Sintrasearch, the UE does not need to start the intra-frequency
measurement.

If Squal Sintrasearch, the UE starts the intra-frequency measurement.


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system

messages

do

not

contain

Sintrasearch,

the

intra-frequency

measurement is always started.

Inter-frequency measurement
-

If Squal > Sintersearch, the UE does not need to start the inter-frequency
measurement.

If Squal Sintersearch, the UE starts the inter-frequency measurement.

If

system

messages

do

not

contain

Sintrasearch,

the

inter-frequency

measurement is always started.

Inter-RAT measurement
-

If Squal > SsearchRATm, the UE does not need to start the inter-RAT
measurement.

If Squal SsearchRATm, the UE starts the inter-RAT measurement.

If system messages do not contain S intrasearch, the inter-RAT measurement is


always started.

Table 1.1 Parameters of the measurement start criteria


Name
Qqualmin

Description
Minimum QoS level required by Frequency Division Duplex (FDD)
cells only.

Squal

Cell quality value (dB) required by FDD cells.

Sintrasearch

Measurement threshold for UE to trigger intra-frequency cell


reselection, compared with Squal.

Sintersearch

Measurement threshold for UE to trigger inter-frequency cell


reselection, compared with Squal.

Srxlev

Receive level (dB) required by cell selection.

SsearchRATm

Measurement threshold for UE to trigger inter-RAT cell reselection,


compared with Squal.

The following table lists the MML parameters that correspond to the measurement
parameters.
Table 1.2 MML parameters that correspond to the measurement parameters
Name

MML parameter

Sintrasearch

Intra-freq cell reselection threshold for idle state

Sintersearch

Inter-freq cell reselection threshold for idle state

SsearchRATm

Inter-RAT cell reselection threshold


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Parameters:
Parameter name

Intra-freq cell reselection threshold for idle state

Parameter ID

IDLESINTRASEARCH

GUI range

-1610

Physical range& unit

-3220; step: 2(dB)

Default value

Optional / Mandatory

Optional

MML command

MOD CELLSELRESEL

Description:
A threshold for intra-frequency cell reselection in idle mode. When the quality
(CPICH Ec/No measured by UE) of the serving cell is lower than this threshold
plus the [Qqualmin] of the cell, the intra-frequency cell reselection procedure will
be started.

Parameter name

Inter-freq cell reselection threshold for idle state

Parameter ID

IDLESINTERSEARCH

GUI range

-1610

Physical range& unit

-32 to 20; step: 2(dB)

Default value

Optional / Mandatory

Optional

MML command

MOD CELLSELRESEL

Description:
A threshold for inter-frequency cell reselection in idle mode. When the quality
(CPICH Ec/No measured by UE) of the serving cell is lower than this threshold
plus the [Qqualmin] of the cell, the inter-frequency cell reselection procedure will
be started.

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Parameter name

Inter-RAT cell reselection threshold

Parameter ID

SSEARCHRAT

GUI range

-1610

Physical range& unit

-3220; step: 2(dB)

Default value

Optional / Mandatory

Optional

MML command

MOD CELLSELRESEL

Description:
A threshold for inter-RAT cell reselection. When the quality (CPICH Ec/No
measured by UE) of the serving cell is lower than this threshold plus the
[Qqualmin] of the cell, the inter-RAT cell reselection procedure will be started.

2)

HCS Enabled

When the HCS is enabled, the measurement criteria for the UE in movement are
listed in Table 1.1, Table 1.2, Table 1.3, and Table 1.4.

Intra-frequency and inter-frequency measurement criteria for UE in slow


movement

Table 1.1 Intra- and inter-frequency measurement criteria for UE in slow movement
Condition

Result

Srxlev SsearchHCS, or Squal

All intra-frequency and inter-frequency cells are

Sintersearch

measured.

Squal Sintrasearch

Intra-frequency and inter-frequency cells are


measured with their HCS level no lower than that
of the current cell.

Squal > Sintrasearch

Intra- and inter-frequency cells are measured with


their HCS level higher than that of the current cell.

Sintrasearch not delivered

All intra-frequency cells are measured.


Inter-frequency cells are measured with their HCS
level higher than that of the current cell.

SsearchHCS or Sintersearch not

All intra- and inter-frequency cells are measured.

delivered

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The HCS of intra-frequency neighboring cells of a cell is usually consistent with that of
the cell. If the Squal of the current cell is good enough, that is, S qual > Sintrasearch, the UE
only needs to compare the Squal in these cells with different HCS.

Inter-RAT measurement criteria for UE in slow movement

Table 1.2 Inter-RAT measurement criteria for UE in slow movement


Condition

Result

Srxlev SHCS,RATm, or Squal

Inter-RAT cells are measured.

SSearchRATm
Squal Slimit,SearchRATm

Inter-RAT cells are measured with their HCS level no


lower than that of the current cell.

Squal > Slimit,SearchRATm

The UE does not need to measure inter-RAT cells.

SHCS,RATm not delivered

Inter-RAT cells are measured.

Intra-frequency and inter-frequency measurement criteria for UE in fast


movement

Table 1.3 Intra- and inter-frequency measurement criteria for UE in fast movement
Condition
Srxlev SsearchHCS, or Squal

Result
All intra- and inter-frequency cells are measured.

Sintersearch
Others such as Srxlev and Squal

All intra- and inter-frequency cells are measured

are good.

with their HCS level no higher than that of the


current cell.

SsearchHCS or Sintersearch not

All intra- and inter-frequency cells are measured.

delivered

Inter-RAT measurement criteria for UE in fast movement

Table 1.4 Inter-RAT measurement criteria for UE in fast movement


Condition
Srxlev SHCS,RATm, or Squal

Result
Inter-RAT cells are measured.

SSearchRATm

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Condition

Result

Others such as Srxlev and Squal

All inter-RAT cells are measured with their HCS

are good.

level no higher than that of the current cell.

SHCS,RATm or SSearchRATm not

Inter-RAT cells are measured.

delivered

Table 1.5 describes all the parameters of the measurement start criteria.
Table 1.5 Parameters of the measurement start criteria
Name
Qqualmin

Description
Minimum QoS level required by Frequency Division Duplex (FDD)
cells only.

Squal

Cell quality value (dB) required by FDD cells.

Sintrasearch

Measurement threshold for UE to trigger intra-frequency cell


reselection, compared with Squal.

Sintersearch

Measurement threshold for UE to trigger inter-frequency cell


reselection, compared with Squal.

SsearchHCS

Measurement threshold for UE to trigger inter-frequency cell


reselection, compared with Srxlevs.

Srxlev

Receive level (dB) required by cell selection.

SsearchRATm

Measurement threshold for UE to trigger inter-RAT cell reselection,


compared with Squal.

SHCS,RATm

Measurement threshold for UE to trigger inter-RAT cell reselection,


compared with Srxlevs.

Slimit,SearchRATm

Measurement threshold for UE in slow movement to trigger interRAT cell reselection, compared with Squal.

The following table lists the MML parameters that correspond to the measurement
parameters.
Table 1.6 MML parameters that correspond to the measurement parameters
Name

MML parameter

SsearchHCS

HCS cell reselection threshold


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Name

MML parameter

SHCS,RATm

HCS inter-rat reselection threshold

Slimit,SearchRATm

HCS search inter-rat limit threshold

Parameters:
Parameter name

HCS cell reselection threshold

Parameter ID

SSEARCHHCS

GUI range

-5345

Physical range& unit

-10591; step: 2 (-53:-105; -52:-103; ..., 45:91) (dB)

Default value

Optional / Mandatory

Optional

MML command

MOD CELLHCS

Description:
Threshold of HCS cell reselection in the same system.

Parameter name

HCS inter-rat reselection threshold

Parameter ID

SHCSRAT

GUI range

-5345

Physical range& unit

-10591; step: 2 (-53:-105; -52:-103; ..., 45:91) (dB)

Default value

Optional / Mandatory

Optional

MML command

MOD CELLHCS

Description:
Threshold of HCS cell reselection between different systems.

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Parameter name

HCS search inter-rat limit threshold

Parameter ID

SLIMITSEARCHRAT

0GUI range

-1610

Physical range& unit

-3220; step: 2 (dB)

Default value

Optional / Mandatory

Optional

MML command

MOD CELLHCS

Description:
Limit threshold of HCS cell reselection between different systems. The UE will not
start inter-RAT measurement if it detects that the quality of the serving cell is higher
than this threshold.

IV. Cell Reselection Criteria


The following cell reselection criteria are used for intra-frequency cells, interfrequency cells and inter-RAT cells.
The quality level threshold criterion H for the HCS is used to determine whether the
prioritized ranking based on the hierarchical cell reselection rules shall apply. The
criterion is defined by:

Hs = Q

meas

Hn = Q

,s - Qhcss

meas

,n - Qhcsn TOn * Ln

If the system information indicates that the HCS is not used, the quality level
threshold criterion H does not apply.
The cell-ranking criterion R is defined by:

Rs = Qmeas,s + Qhysts
Rn = Qmeas,n - Qoffsets,n - TOn * (1 Ln)
Where,

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TOn = TEMP_OFFSETn * W(PENALTY_TIMEn Tn)


Ln = 0
Ln = 1

if HCS_PRIOn = HCS_PRIOs
if HCS_PRIOn <> HCS_PRIOs

W(x) = 0
W(x) = 1

for x < 0
for x >= 0

TEMP_OFFSETn applies as an offset to the R criteria for the duration of


PENALTY_TIMEn after a timer Tn is started for that neighboring cell.
TEMP_OFFSETn and PENALTY_TIMEn are only applicable when the system
information indicates that the HCS is enabled.
The UE shall rank the following cells that fulfill the S criterion.

All cells that have the highest HCS_PRIO among those cells that fulfill the
criterion H 0. Note that this rule is not applicable when UE high-mobility is
detected.

All cells, not considering HCS priority levels, if no cell fulfills the criterion H 0.
This case is also applicable when the system information indicates that the HCS
is disabled, that is, when the serving cell does not belong to a HCS.

The cells are ranked according to the R criteria specified above, deriving Qmeas,n
and Qmeas,s and calculating the R values.
The offset Qoffset1s,n is used for Qoffsets,n to calculate Rn. The hysteresis Qhyst1s
is used for Qhysts to calculate Rs.

If the system information indicates that HCS is enabled, TEMP_OFFSET1n is


used for TEMP_OFFSETn to calculate TOn. Otherwise, TEMP_OFFSETn is not
applied when calculating Rn. The best ranked cell is the cell with the highest R
value.

If a TDD or GSM cell is ranked as the best cell, the UE shall reselect that TDD or
GSM cell.

If an FDD cell is ranked as the best cell and the quality measure for cell selection
and reselection is set to CPICH RSCP, the UE shall reselect that FDD cell.

If an FDD cell is ranked as the best cell and the quality measure for cell selection
and reselection is set to CPICH Ec/N0, the UE shall perform a second ranking of
the FDD cells according to the R criteria specified above.
In this case, however, the UE uses the measurement quantity CPICH Ec/N0 for
deriving the Qmeas,n and Qmeas,s and then calculating the R values of the
FDD cells. The offset Qoffset2s,n is used for Qoffsets,n to calculate Rn, the
hysteresis Qhyst2s is used for Qhysts to calculate Rs.
If the system information indicates that the HCS is enabled, TEMP_OFFSET2n
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calculating Rn. Following this second ranking, the UE shall reselect the best
ranked FDD cell.
In all the previous cases, the UE can reselect a new cell only when the following
conditions are met:

The new cell is better ranked than the serving cell during a time interval Treselection.

More than one second has elapsed since the UE camped on the current serving
cell.

Figure 1.1 shows the cell reselection procedure in which the measurement start and
criteria relations are described. The actual procedure varies with UE implementation.
Cell Reselction
Triggered

calculate
Sx (Squal)

filter cells with


Sx (Squal)
choose
intra-freq./inter-freq./inter-RAT
measurements according to
Sx (Squal) and
UE Velocity
UE Velocity
and HCS usage

non-HCS
environment
or
for Fast UE (HCS)
ranking
all measured cells
according to
R criteria

for cells
fullfill
H criteria

for
non-Fast UE
(HCS)
filter
measured cells with
H criteria

ranking
measured cells with
Highest HCS Priority
according to
R criteria

keep ranking
during Treselection
with
Scaling Rules
UE reselect
new cell

Figure 1.1 Cell reselection procedure

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fullfill
H criteria

ranking
all measured cells
according to
R criteria

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Name

Description

R criteria

R decision criteria

H criteria

H decision criteria

Treselection

Time of cell reselection decision

2.5.8 Location Registration


I. Overview
The location registration is used for the PLMN to trace the current status of the UE
and to ensure that the UE is connected with the network when the UE does not
perform any operation for a long period. The location registration includes location
update (for non-GPRS) and route update (for GPRS).
According to whether to perform the location registration or not, the UE enters
different states as follows:

If the SIM exists and the location registration is unneeded, the UE enters the
Updated state.

If the SIM exists and the location registration is needed, the UE sends a location
registration request.

If the SIM does not exist, the UE enters the No IMSI state.

The purposes of location update and route update are to enable the UE to perform
GPRS or non-GPRS operations. Table 1.1 shows the conditions of UE state
transition.
Table 1.1 UE state transition conditions
UE State
non-GPRS

Condition of entering this state

Updated

An LR request is accepted.

Roaming

The UE receives an LR reject message with either of the

not

following causes:

allowed

a) PLMN not allowed


b) Location area not allowed
c) Roaming not allowed in this location area
d) No suitable cells in location area

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UE State

Condition of entering this state

Not

Any LR failure not specified for the state Roaming not

Updated

allowed or Idle, No IMSI occurs, for which the UE is not


certain whether or not the network has received and
accepted the LR attempt.

GPRS

Updated

A Location Registration request is accepted.

Idle, No

There is no SIM.

IMSI
Roaming

The UE receives an LR reject message with either of the

not

following causes:

allowed

a) PLMN not allowed


b) Location area not allowed
c) Roaming not allowed in this location area
d) No suitable cells in location area
e) Illegal ME
f) Illegal UE
g) GPRS services and non-GPRS services not allowed
h) GPRS services not allowed in this PLMN

Not

Any LR failure not specified for state Roaming not

Updated

allowed or Idle, No IMSI occurs, in which the UE is not


certain whether or not the network has received and
accepted the LR attempt.

Roaming

The UE receives an LR reject message with either of the

not

following causes:

allowed

a) PLMN not allowed


b) Location area not allowed
c) Roaming not allowed in this location area
d) No suitable cells in location area

II. Algorithm
Periodic Location Registration
Periodic location registration may be used to periodically notify the network of the
availability of the UE. It is controlled by a Periodic Location Update timer (T3212, for
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non-GPRS operation) or a Periodic Routing Area Update timer (T3312, for GPRS
operation):

The value range of T3212(corresponding MML parameters: Periodical location


update timer) is 0255 (unit: 1/10 hr; granularity: 1/10 hr)

Suppose the UE is switched on or the system information indicates that periodic


location registration shall be applied, and the timer is not running. Then the timer
shall be loaded with a random value between 0 and the broadcast or signaled
time-out value and started. For example, t1 is the new T3212 timeout value.
Then the new timer shall be started randomly at a value between 0 and t1.

When the timer reaches its expiry value, it shall be initiated with respect to the
relevant time-out value. The UE shall initiate the periodic location registration
corresponding to the expired timer, and the started.

T3212 shall be prevented from triggering periodic location update in connected


mode. When the UE returns to idle mode, T3212 shall be initiated with respect to
the broadcast time-out value, and then started. The UE shall initiate the periodic
location registration corresponding to the expired timer.

T3312 shall be prevented from triggering periodic routing area update in Ready
state. At transition from Ready to Standby state, T3312 shall be initiated with
respect to its time-out value, and then started. The UE shall initiate the periodic
location registration corresponding to the expired timer.

If the UE performs a successful combined routing area update, T3212 shall be


prevented from triggering periodic location update. This prevention shall be
performed until the UE starts location update, for example, because a network
operation mode changes or the UE uses non-GPRS services only.

When the serving cell changes or the broadcast/signaled time-out value


changes, the timeout value shall change accordingly. Here, the related timer
shall be reloaded.

Suppose t1 is the new T3212 timeout value and t is the current timer value. Then
the timer shall be restarted with the value of t mod t1.

The value of T3212 is sent by the network to the UE in SIB 1.

The value of T3312 is sent by the network to the UE in the messages ATTACH
ACCEPT and ROUTING AREA UPDATE ACCEPT. The value of T3312 shall be
unique within an RA.

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Parameter name

Periodical location update timer

Parameter ID

T3212

GUI range

0255

Physical range& unit

6 min

Default value

10

Optional / Mandatory

Optional

MML command

MOD CNDOMAIN/ ADD CNDOMAIN

Description:
Periodical location update is implemented by MS through the location update
procedure. 0: The periodical update procedure is not used. This parameter is valid
only when [CN domain ID] is set as CS_DOMAIN.

IMSI Attach and Detach Operation


The system information will contain an indicator indicating whether IMSI attach/detach
operation is mandatory in the cell. The UE shall operate in accordance with the
received value of the indicator. This indicator, however, shall not be considered in
GRPS attach/detach.
When IMSI detach operation applies, the UE shall send the IMSI detach message to
the network when the UE is switched off or the SIM is removed while being in the
UPDATED state. This IMSI detach message will not be acknowledged by the network.
If the UE is still in the original registration area when returning to the active state, the
UE shall perform an LR request indicating IMSI attach. Otherwise, an LR request
shall indicate normal location update.
Algorithm When There Are No Suitable Cells in Location Area
If the UE receives the LR response "No Suitable Cells In Location Area" during
location registration, then the UE shall search for another location area in the same
PLMN where it received the LR response. If the UE finds another location area, it
shall attempt registration. Otherwise, an automatic or manual selection procedure
shall be followed.

2.5.9 Paging
I. Principle
Paging is used for the network to send paging messages to UEs in idle mode,
CELL_PCH state, or URA_PCH state. The UE in idle mode may use Discontinuous
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Reception (DRX) in order to reduce power consumption. The UE needs to monitor


only one Page Indicator (PI) in one Paging Occasion per DRX cycle.
For FDD, The DRX cycle length shall be 2 k frames. Where, k is an integer and is
decided by the following three parameters:

CN domain specific DRX cycle length for CS

CN domain specific DRX cycle length for PS

UTRAN DRX cycle length coefficient

II. Algorithm
The following introduces the three parameters:

CN domain specific DRX cycle lengths


The UE may be attached to different CN domains with different CN domain
specific DRX cycle lengths. The UE shall store these lengths for all CN domains
the UE is attached to and use the shortest one.
The CN specific DRX cycle length coefficient of the CS domain shall be
updated locally in the UE through system information. The coefficient of the PS
domain shall be updated after the negotiation between the UE and PS domain
through NAS procedure. If no specific value "k" is negotiated in NAS procedure,
the UE and PS domain shall use the DRX cycle length given for PS domain in
system information.
For a UE in idle mode, the DRX cycle length equals to the following or the
shortest value of the following:
-

Any of the stored DRX cycle length for the CN domains the UE is attached to
with no signaling connection established

For a UE in CELL_PCH state or URA_PCH state, it equals to the shortest value


of the following:
-

UTRAN DRX cycle length

Any of the stored DRX cycle length for the CN domains the UE is attached to
with no signaling connection established

UTRAN DRX cycle length


This parameter value is sent to the UE through the RRC CONNECTION SETUP
message without distinguishing specific CN domain types.
The UTRAN side determines the Paging Occasion based on all the following
information (this occasion is actually the frame number in the paging channel
cycle length of 4096 frames):
-

IMSI

The number of available S-CCPCHs that carry a PCH

The Cell System Frame Number (SFN)

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The DRX cycle length

Parameter name

DRX cycle length coefficient

Parameter ID

DRXCYCLELENCOEF

GUI range

69

Physical range& unit

Default value

Optional / Mandatory

Optional

MML command

MOD CNDOMAIN/ ADD CNDOMAIN

Description:
CN domain specific DRX cycle length coefficient broadcast on SIB1 and used by
UEs in Idle Mode.

2.5.10 System Information Reception


I. Structure of System Information
System information is used for the network to broadcast network information to UEs
camping on a cell so as to control the behavior of UEs.
System information is organized as a tree, including:

MIB
Master Information Block (MIB) gives reference and scheduling information for a
number of SIBs in a cell or one or two SBs in a cell. The MIB contains only the
PLMN types supported and the corresponding PLMN identities.

SB
Scheduling Block (SB) gives reference and scheduling information to other SIBs.
The scheduling information of a SIB may be included in only one of MIB and SB.

SIB
System Information Block (SIB) contains actual system information. It consists of
system information elements (IEs) with the same purpose.

When selecting a new cell, the UE reads the MIB. The UE may locate the MIB by
predefined scheduling information. The IEs in the MIB includes MIB value tag, PLMN
type, PLMN identity, and other SIB scheduling information.
The main purposes of reading the MIB are as follows:

By reading the PLMN type, the UE can know the PLMN type of the current
network.

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By reading the PLMN identity, the UE can check it is the selected PLMN.

By comparing the value tag in the MIB with that stored for this cell and PLMN,
the UE can determine whether to read and store scheduling information.

By reading the scheduling information in each SIB, the UE can know the value
tag and actual position of each SIB.

By comparing the value tag in each SIB with that stored for this cell and PLMN,
the UE can determine whether to read and store the SIB. For those SIBs not
supported by the UE, it will skip reading and monitoring them.

The UE may use the scheduling information in MIB and SB to locate each SIB to be
acquired. If the UE receives a SIB in a position according to the scheduling
information and consider the content valid, it will read and store it.

II. Reception of System Information


The UE shall read system information broadcast on a BCH transport channel when
the UE is in idle mode or in connected mode, that is, in CELL_FACH, CELL_PCH, or
URA_PCH state. The main processing methods are as follows:

When the UE is switched off


Except the SIBs stored in the USIM and used for stored information cellselection, the UE shall consider other stored SIBs as invalid.

When the UE is switched on


The UE shall store SIBs with area scope (cell, PLMN or Equivalent PLMN, and
their value tag). These SIBs are used when the UE returns to these cells.

When selecting a new cell


The UE shall consider all current SIBs with area scope cell and PLMN to be
invalid, and store and use a new one. If the identity of this PLMN is not indicated
to be equivalent to the identity of the previously selected PLMN, the UE shall
consider all SIBs with area scope Equivalent PLMN to be invalid, and store and
use a new one.

When selecting a new cell in the current PLMN


The UE shall consider all current SIBs with area scope cell to be invalid, and
store and use a new one.

2.6 Capabilities
None

2.7 Implementation
2.7.1 Enabling UE Behaviors in Idle Mode
This feature does not need extra hardware or initialization. It takes effect
automatically.
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For the network planning or optimization, the data can be adjusted on the RNC LMT
as required. Default value of the related parameters is recommended to be used.

2.7.2 Reconfiguring Parameters


I. Parameter Reconfiguration on the RNC Side
Table 1.1 describes the commands used for the reconfiguration on the RNC side.
Table 1.1 Commands for the reconfiguration on the RNC side
Function

Command

About the cell

To query the selection and

selection and

reselection information

reselection

To add the selection and

information

LST CELLSELRESEL

ADD CELLSELRESEL

reselection information
To modify the selection and

MOD CELLSELRESEL

reselection information
About the cell HCS

To add HCS parameters

ADD CELLHCS

To modify HCS parameters

MOD CELLHCS

About the cell SIB

To query the system

LST CELLSIBSWITCH

switch

information block(SIB) switch

parameters

of a cell
To add the SIB switch of a cell

ADD CELLSIBSWITCH

To modify the SIB switch of a

MOD CELLSIBSWITCH

cell
About UE timers and

To query UE timers and

constants in idle

constants in idle mode

mode

To set UE timers and

LST IDLEMODETIMER

SET IDLEMODETIMER

constants in idle mode


About UE timers and

To query UE timers and

constants in

constants in connected mode

connected mode

To set UE timers and

LST CONNMODETIMER

SET CONNMODETIMER

constants in connected mode


To query the PCH
configuration information

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Function

Command

About the PCH

To add the PCH configuration

configuration

information

information

To remove the PCH

ADD PCH

RMV PCH

configuration information
About the PICH

To query the PICH

configuration

configuration information

information

To add the PICH configuration

LST PICH

ADD PICH

information
To remove the PICH

RMV PICH

configuration information

II. Parameter Reconfiguration on the NodeB Side


None.

III. Examples
//Query the cell selection and reselection information of the cell 1.
LST CELLSELRESEL: CellId=1, LstFormat=VERTICAL;
//Modify the lowest quality criterion corresponding to CPICH Ec/N0 to 22
dB.
MOD CELLSELRESEL: CELLID=1, QQUALMIN=-22;

2.7.3 Disabling UE Behaviors in Idle Mode


UE behaviors in idle mode can be set and reconfigured, but not disabled.

2.8 Maintenance Information


2.8.1 Alarms
ALM_2005 System Information Update Failed

2.8.2 Counters
Table 1.1 describes the counters related to UE behaviors in idle mode.

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Table 1.1 Counters related to UE behavior in idle mode


Item

Description

Measurement object ->


measurement family ->
measurement unit

VS.RANAP.Paging.Att

Number of CN Paging

RNC->SIG->PAGE.RNC

Requests
VS.RANAP.Paging.Att.Id

Number of Times of Paging

leUE

Idle UE

VS.RANAP.Paging.Succ

Successful Number of

.IdleUE

Times of Paging Idle UE

VS.UTRAN.Paging1.Att

Number of UTRAN-

RNC->SIG->PAGE.RNC

RNC->SIG->PAGE.RNC

RNC->SIG->PAGE.RNC

Originated PAGING TYPE 1


Messages
VS.UTRAN.Paging2.Att

Number of PAGING TYPE 2

RNC->SIG->PAGE.RNC

Messages
VS.UTRAN.SuccPage1

Number of Successful

RNC->SIG->PAGE.RNC

Responses to PAGING
TYPE 1 Messages
VS.CN.Page.Loss.IUFC

Number of Paging

RNC->SIG->PAGE.RNC

Messages Discarded due to


Iu Interface Flow Control
VS.CN.Page.Loss.PCH

Number of Paging

Cong

Messages Lost due to PCH

RNC->SIG->PAGE.RNC

Congestion

2.9 References

3GPP, TS 22.011 "Service accessibility"

3GPP, TS 23.122 "NAS Functions related to Mobile Station (MS) in idle mode"

3GPP, TS 24.008 "Mobile radio interface layer 3 specification; Core Network


Protocols - Stage 3"

3GPP, TS 25.304 "UE Procedures in Idle Mode and Procedures for Cell
Reselection in Connected Mode"

3GPP, TS 25.331 "Radio Resource Control (RRC)"

3GPP, TS 31.102 "Characteristics of the USIM Application"

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