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Elevated voltages are inevitably present at specific points in this electrical equipment. Some of the
parts may also have elevated operating temperatures.
Non-observance of these conditions and the safety instructions can result in personal injury or in prop-
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The system complies with the standard EN 60950 / IEC 60950. All equipment connected has to comply
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Wichtiger Hinweis zur Produktsicherheit
In elektrischen Anlagen stehen zwangsläufig bestimmte Teile der Geräte unter Spannung. Einige Teile
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This document consists of a total of 162 pages. All pages are issue 1.

Contents
1 Performance Measurement Message Flows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
1.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
1.2 Message Flows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
1.2.1 Call Setup Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
1.2.1.1 Successful Mobile Originating Cell (MOC), FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
1.2.1.2 Successful Mobile Terminating Call (MTC), FR Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
1.2.1.3 Successful Mobile Originating Cell (MOC) with Direct
Traffic Channel Assignment, FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
1.2.1.4 Successful Mobile Originating Call (MOC) Using Early
Classmark Sending, FR Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
1.2.1.5 Unsuccessful Mobile Originating Call (MOC), Subscriber B Busy,
FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
1.2.1.6 Unsuccessful Mobile Originating Call (MOC), No TCH Available,
FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
1.2.1.7 Successful Mobile Originated Call (MOC) in a Concentric Cell
(FR Call) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
1.2.1.8 Successful Mobile Emergency Call (MEC), FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
1.2.2 Unsuccessful Assignment Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
1.2.2.1 Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure with Loss of
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND (T10 < T_MSRFPCI), FR Call
(T10 Expiry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
1.2.2.2 Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure with Loss of
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND (T10 > T_MSRFPCI), FR Call
(T_MSRFPCI Expiry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
1.2.2.3 Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure with Loss of
ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE (T10 Expiry), FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
1.2.2.4 Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure with Loss of
ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE (T200 Expiry), FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
1.2.3 Call Release Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
1.2.3.1 Normal Call Release (Originated by MS), FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
1.2.3.2 Normal Call Release (Originated by Network), FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
1.2.4 Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
1.2.4.1 Successful Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC, FR Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
1.2.4.2 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover Attempt, Intra-BSC,
No TCH Available in Target Cell, FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
1.2.4.3 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC, with Reversion
to Old TCH (T3124 Expiry), FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
1.2.4.4 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC, with Loss of MS
(Loss of HO CMD, T8<TTRAU), FR Call (T8 Expiry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
1.2.4.5 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC with Loss of MS
(Loss of HO CMD, T8>TTRAU), FR Call (TTRAU Expiry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
1.2.4.6 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC, with Loss of MS,
Handover Access Failure (No SABM after Transmission of
PHYS INFO, [(NY1+1) * T3105]<<T8<TTRAU) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
1.2.4.7 Successful Inter-Cell Handover (Intra-BSC) between Colocated
Concentric Cells, FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

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1.2.4.8 Successful Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BTSE, Between


Synchronized Cells, FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
1.2.4.9 Successful Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC, MSC Controlled, FR Call . . . . 47
1.2.4.10 Successful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC . . . . . . . . . . . 49
1.2.4.11 Unsuccessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover Attempt,
Intra-BSC, No SDCCH Available in Target Cell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
1.2.4.12 Unsuccessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC, with Loss of
MS (Loss of HO CMD, T8 Expiry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
1.2.5 Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
1.2.5.1 Successful Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC, FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
1.2.5.2 Unsuccsessful Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC, No TCH
Available in Target Cell, FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
1.2.5.3 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC, with Reversion
to Old TCH, FR Call (T3124 Expiry). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
1.2.5.4 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC with Loss of MS
(Loss of HO CMD, T8<Trr7), FR Call (T8 Expiry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
1.2.5.5 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC with Loss of MS
(Loss of HO CMD, T8>Trr7), FR Call (Trr7 Expiry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
1.2.5.6 Successful Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC, No TCH Available
in First (external) Cell, Second Target Cell Belongs to
Originating BSC, FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
1.2.5.7 Successful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC . . . . . . . . . . . 65
1.2.5.8 Unsuccsessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC,
No SDCCH Available in Target Cell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
1.2.5.9 Unsuccessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC with Loss of
MS (Loss of HO CMD, T8<Trr7, T8 Expiry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
1.2.6 Intra-Cell Handover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
1.2.6.1 Successful Intra-Cell Handover, FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
1.2.6.2 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover Due to Quality, No TCH Available,
FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
1.2.6.3 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover Due to Quality with
Reversion to Old TCH, FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
1.2.6.4 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover with Loss of MS (Loss of
ASS CMD, T10 < TTRAU), FR Call (T10 Expiry). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
1.2.6.5 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover with Loss of MS (Loss of
ASS CMD, T10>TTRAU), FR Call (TTRAU Expiry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
1.2.6.6 Successful Intra-Cell Handover Due to Quality, MSC Controlled,
FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
1.2.6.7 Successful SDCCH-SDCCH Intra-Cell Handover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
1.2.7 Directed Retry, Intra-BSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
1.2.7.1 Successful Directed Retry, Intra-BSC, FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
1.2.7.2 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, No Target Cell Available, FR Call . . . . . . . . . 85
1.2.7.3 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, 1 Target Cell Available, Target
Cell Congested, FR Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
1.2.7.4 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, Intra-BSC, with Reversion to
SDCCH, FR Call (T3124 Expiry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
1.2.7.5 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, Intra-BSC, with Loss of MS
(Loss of HO CMD, T8 < TTRAU), FR Call (T8 Expiry). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
1.2.7.6 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, Intra-BSC, with Loss of MS
(Loss of HO CMD, T8 > TTRAU), FR Call (TTRAU Expiry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

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1.2.8 Directed Retry, Inter-BSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93


1.2.8.1 Successful Directed Retry, Inter-BSC, FR Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
1.2.8.2 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, Inter-BSC, with Reversion to
SDCCH, FR Call (T3124 Expiry). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
1.2.8.3 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, Inter-BSC, with Loss of MS
(Loss of HO CMD, T8 < Trr7), FR Call (T8 Expiry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
1.2.8.4 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, Inter-BSC, with Loss of MS
(Loss of HO CMD, T8 > Trr7), FR Call (Trr7 Expiry). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
1.2.9 Forced Handover Due to O & M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
1.2.9.1 Successful Forced Handover Due to O & M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
1.2.9.2 Successful Forced Handover Due to O & M, Inter-BSC, FR Call . . . . . . . 104
1.2.9.3 Successful Forced Intra-Cell Handover Due to O & M, FR Call . . . . . . . . 106
1.2.10 Queuing & Preemption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
1.2.10.1 Queuing: Queued Assignment Request for FR TCH Is Served Before
T11 Expiry, Directed Retry Enabled But No Target Cell Available,
Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting Call. . . . . . . . . . 107
1.2.10.2 Queuing: Queued Assignment Request for FR TCH Is Discarded from the
Queue Before T11 Expiry Due to an Incoming FR
Assignment Request with Higher Priority Directed Retry Enabled But No Tar-
get Cell Available, Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting
Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
1.2.10.3 Queuing: Queued Assignment Request for FR TCH Is Discarded from Queue
Due to T11 Expiry, Directed Retry Enabled But No
Target Cell Available, Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting
Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
1.2.10.4 Queuing: Queued Handover Request for FR TCH Is Served Before
TQHO Expiry, Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the
Requesting Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
1.2.10.5 Queuing: Queued Handover Request for FR TCH Is Discarded from
the Queue Before TQHO Expiry Due to an Incoming FR Call with Higher Pri-
ority, Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the
Requesting Calls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
1.2.10.6 Queuing: Queued Handover Request for FR TCH Is Discarded from
the Queue Due to TQHO Expiry, Preemption Disabled or Not
Allowed for the Requesting Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
1.2.10.7 Preemption: Successful Forced Inter-Cell Handover Due to
Preemption, Preempted Assignment Request and Preempting Call Are Both
FR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
1.2.10.8 Preemption: Forced Release of Preempted Call Due to Lack of
Target Cell for Forced Inter-Cell Handover Procedure, Preempted and Pre-
empting Call Are Both FR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
1.2.10.9 Preemption: Successful Forced Inter-BSC Handover Due to
Preemption, Preempting Handover Request and Preempted Call Are Both
FR, Originating BSC of the Preempting Handover Request and Target BSC for
the Forced Handover Are the Same . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
1.2.11 HSCSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
1.2.11.1 Successful HSCSD Call, Mobile Originating, 3 TCHs Used . . . . . . . . . . . 122
1.2.11.2 Successful Inter-cell Handover of an HSCSD Call (3 TCHs Used),
Intra-BSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
1.2.11.3 Forced Intra-cell Handover During HSCSD Assignment Procedure . . . . . 128
1.2.12 Signalling Transactions without TCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

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1.2.12.1 Successful Location Update (Phase 2 MS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130


1.2.12.2 Successful IMSI Detach (Phase 2 MS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
1.2.12.3 Unsuccessful Immediate Assignment Procedure, No SDCCH
Available. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
1.2.12.4 Unsuccessful Immediate Assignment Procedure, No AGCH
Available. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
1.2.13 Short Message Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
1.2.13.1 Successful SMS Mobile Originating in Idle Mode (Phase 2 MS) . . . . . . . . 135
1.2.13.2 Successful SMS Mobile Terminating in Idle Mode (Phase 2 MS) . . . . . . . 137
1.2.13.3 Successful SMS Mobile Originating in Connected Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
1.2.13.4 Successful SMS Mobile Terminating in Connected Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
1.2.14 Advanced Speech Call Items (ASCI) Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
1.2.14.1 VGCS Setup Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
1.2.14.2 Immediate Setup Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
1.2.14.3 Common VGCS TCH Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
1.2.14.4 Free Uplink Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
1.2.14.5 Successful Uplink Allocation Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
1.2.14.6 Uplink Seized Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
1.2.14.7 VGCS Call Originated by a Dispatcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
1.2.14.8 Complete Sequence of ASCI Call Setup and Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
1.2.15 Other Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
1.2.15.1 Idle Traffic Channel Supervision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
1.2.15.2 Uplink and Downlink Measurement Reports at Abis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
1.2.15.3 IMSI Trace Invocation for Normal Call Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
1.2.15.4 IMSI Trace Invocation for Incoming Inter-BSC Handover . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

2 Counter / Message Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

3 Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

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1 Performance Measurement Message Flows

1.1 Introduction
The following sections show the SBS specific message flows of call- and signalling-
transactions on the interfaces Um, Abis and A.
Note: The message flows have to be considered as typical examples for the affected
i signaling transactions. Depending on specific settings in the involved network elements
(MSC, BSC), flow traces taken from ’real live’ networks can deviate from the shown
message flows (especially for the optional sub-procedures Authentication, Ciphering,
Early Classmark Sending and TMSI Reallocation).

The messages between the network elements (MS, BTS, BSC and MSC) are abbrevi-
ated in the same way as the most common protocol analyzers (e.g. K1103, K1205, MA-
10 etc.) do. For the mapping of the used abbreviations to the complete message names
defined by GSM and the Siemens Abis specifications please refer to Chapter 2 “Abbre-
viations”.
In addition to the messages, the implemented SBS performance measurement counters
are embedded into the message flows in such a way that the association of the counters
to their triggering events becomes clear. As a general rule, the appearance of a counter
within a message flow means that its value is increased by ’1’. Deviations from this rule
are explicitely mentioned in the message flows.
To indicate also the subcounters of the specific measurements the following method is
used: <measurement name>(<subcounter no.>.).

Example:
“ATINHIRC (2.)” means that the second subcounter of the measurement ATINHIRC
(’downlink quality’) is increased by the marked event.
Note: If not otherwise defined the blue colour generally indicates the events on the han-
i dover target resources.
In 1.2.10.2 the blue colour indicates the events related to the second (high priority) call.
In 1.2.10.5 the blue colour indicates the events related to the high priority call
In 1.2.10.7, 1.2.10.8 and 1.2.10.9 the blue colour indicates the events related to
preemting call.
In 1.2.5.6 the red colour indicates the BSC serving the first (really external) target cell in
the target cell list of the HANDOVER REQUIRED message.

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1.2 Message Flows

1.2.1 Call Setup Procedures

1.2.1.1 Successful Mobile Originating Cell (MOC), FR Call

MS BTS BSC MSC

CHNREQ
RACH
CHNRD

NATTSDPE
NACSUCPR (3.)
ATIMASCA (4.)
If last SDCCH start
ASDCALTI

CHNAV (SDCCH)

CHNAK

IACMD (IMASS)
UI (IMASS)
AGCH TACCBPRO (2.)
SUIMASCA (4.)
NACSUCPR (2.)
SABM (CMSREQ)
SDCCH
ESTIN (CMSREQ)

UA NSUCCHPC (4.)
SDCCH NASUSDPE
CR (CL3I; CMSREQ)
MRPCI

CC (AUTREQ)
DATRQ (AUTREQ)
I (AUTREQ)
SDCCH
I (AUTREP)
SDCCH DATIN (AUTREP)
DT1 (AUTREP)

DT1 (CICMD)
ENCRY (CIMCMD)
I (CIMCMD)
SDCCH
I (CIMCMP)
SDCCH DATIN (CIMCMP)
DT1 (CICMP)

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SETUP
SDCCH
DATIN (SETUP)
DT1 (SETUP)

DT1 (CPROC)
I (CPROC) DATRQ (CPROC)
SDCCH
DT1 (ASS REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
TASSATT (2.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

PHCRQ

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)


PHCCN

CHNAV (TCH)

Start TTRAU
CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI
DATRQ (ASS CMD)

Stop TTRAU (**) Start T10


I (ASS CMD)
SDCCH
SABM
FACCH ESTIN
UA
FACCH TNTCHCL (1.)
I (ASS CMP)
FACCH
DATIN (ASS CMP)

StopT10
DT1 (ASS CMP)

SUCTCHSE (1.)
MRPCI TASSSUCC (2.)

Stop T_MSRFPCI
RELRQ

RELCN

RCHRL (SDCCH)

RCHRA

ASDCALTI
(stop)

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MS BTS BSC MSC

DT1 (ALERT)
DATRQ (ALERT)
I (ALERT)
FACCH DT1 (CONNECT)
DATRQ (CONNECT)
I (CONNECT)
FACCH
I (CONACK)
FACCH
DATIN (CONACK)
DT1 (CONACK)

Conversation phase ...

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on
transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.

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1.2.1.2 Successful Mobile Terminating Call (MTC), FR Call

MS BTS BSC MSC

UDT (PAGIN)
PGCMD
UI (PAGREQ)
PCH TACCBPRO (1.)
CHNREQ
RACH CHNRD

NATTSDPE
NACSUCPR (1.), (3.)
ATIMASCA (1.)
If last SDCCH start
ASDCALTI
CHNAV (SDCCH)

CHNAK

IACMD (IMASS)
UI (IMASS)
AGCH TACCBPRO (2.)
SUIMASCA (1.)
NACSUCPR (2.)

SABM (PAGRES)
SDCCH ESTIN (PAGRES)

UA NSUCCHPC (1.)
SDCCH
NASUSDPE
CR (CL3I; PAGRES)
MRPCI

Optional: Authentication & Ciphering Procedure (see 1.2.1.1)

DT1 (TRCMD)
DATRQ (TRCMD)
I (TRCMD)
DT1 (SETUP)
SDCCH DATIN (SETUP)
I SETUP
SDCCH
I (TRCMP)
DATIN (TRCMP)
SDCCH DT1 (TRCMP)
I CCONF
SDCCH
DATRQ (CCONF)
DT1 (CCONF)

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MS BTS BSC MSC

DT1 (ASREQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
TASSATT (2.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

PHCRQ

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)


PHCCN

CHNAV (TCH)

Start TTRAU
CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI
DATRQ (ASS CMD)

Stop TTRAU (**) Start T10


I (ASS CMD)
SDCCH
SABM
FACCH
ESTIN
UA
SDCCH TNTCHCL (1.)
I (ASS CMP)
FACCH DATIN (ASS CMP)
StopT10
DT1 (ASS CMP)

SUCTCHSE (1.)
TASSSUCC (2.)
MRPCI

Stop T_MSRFPCI

RELRQ

RELCN

RCHRL (SDCCH)

RCHRA

ASDCALTI
(stop)

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MS BTS BSC MSC

I (ALERT)
FACCH DATRQ (ALERT)
DT1 (ALERT)
I (CONNECT)
DATRQ (CONNECT)
FACCH DT1 (CONNECT)

DT1 (CONACK)
DATIN (CONACK)
I (CONACK)
FACCH

Conversation phase ...

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on
transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.

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1.2.1.3 Successful Mobile Originating Cell (MOC) with Direct


Traffic Channel Assignment, FR Call

MS BTS BSC MSC

CHNREQ
RACH CHNRD

ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATIMASCA (4.)
NASCUCPR (3.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

CHNAV (TCH)

Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)


CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

IACMD (IMASS)
UI (IMASS)
AGCH TACCBPRO (2.)
SUIMASCA (4.)
NACSUCPR (2.)
SABM (CMSREQ)
FACCH ESTIN (CMSREQ)

UA Stop TTRAU (**)


NSUCCHPC (10.)
FACCH SUCTCHSE (1.)
TNTCHCL (1.)
CR (CL3I;CMSREQ)
MRPCI

Stop T_MSRFPCI

Optional: Authentication & Ciphering Procedure (see 1.2.1.1)

I (SETUP)
DATIN (SETUP)
FACCH
DT1 (SETUP)

DT1 (CPROC)
DATRQ (CPROC)
I (CPROC)
FACCH

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MS BTS BSC MSC

DT1 (ASS REQ)

TASSATT (2.)
MOMRQ
MOMAK

DATRQ (CHMM)
I (CHMM)
(***)
FACCH
I (CHMMACK)
FACCH
DATIN (CHMMACK)
DT1 (ASS CMP)

TASSSUCC (2.)

DT1 (ALERT)
DATRQ (ALERT)
I (ALERT) DT1 (CONNECT)
FACCH DATRQ (CONNECT)
I (CONNECT)
FACCH
I (CONACK)
FACCH DATIN (CONACK)
DT1 (CONACK)

Conversation phase ...

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on
transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.

(***) In case of direct TCH assignment the timer T10 is not used. Two not-administrable system internal
timers are used, one for the control of the MOMRQ procedure, one for the control of the CHMM
procedure. In case of expiry of one of these timers, the BSC sends an ASS FAI with cause ’equipment
failure’ to the MSC.

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1.2.1.4 Successful Mobile Originating Call (MOC) Using Early


Classmark Sending, FR Call

MS BTS BSC MSC

CHNREQ
CHNRD
RACH

NATTSDPE
NACSUCPR (3.)
ATIMASCA (4.)
If last SDCCH start
ASDCALTI

CHNAV (SDCCH)

CHNAK

IACMD (IMASS)
UI (IMASS)
AGCH
TACCBPRO (2.)
SUIMASCA (4.)
NACSUCPR (2.)
I (CMSREQ)
SDCCH
ESTIN (CMSREQ)

NSUCCHPC (4.)
NASUSDPE
CR (CL3I; CMSREQ)
MRPCI
CC (CICMD)
ENCRY (CIMCMD)
I (CIMCMD)
SDCCH

I (CLAMCH)
DATIN (CLAMCH)
SDCCH DT1 (CLUPD)
I (CIMCMP)
DATIN (CIMCMP)
SDCCH DT1 (CICMP)

DT1 (TRCMD)
DATRQ (TRCMD)
I (TRCMD)
SDCCH

I (SETUP)
DATIN (SETUP)
SDCCH DT1 (SETUP)

DT1 (CPROC)
DATRQ (CPROC)
I (CPROC)
SDCCH

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MS BTS BSC MSC

DT1 (ASREQ)

ATTCHSEI
TASSATT (5)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI
PHCRQ

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)


PHCCN

CHNAV (TCH)

Start TTRAU CHNAK


Start T_MSRFPCI
DATRQ (ASS CMD)

Stop TTRAU (**) Start T10


I (ASS CMD)
SDCCH
I (TRCMP)
SDCCH DATIN (TRCMP)
DT1 (TRCMP)
SABM
FACCH ESTIN

UA TNTCHCL (1.)
FACCH

I (ASS CMP)
DATIN (ASS CMP)
FACCH
StopT10 DT1 (ASS CMP)

SUCTCHSE (1.)
TASSSUCC (2.)
MRPCI

Stop T_MSRFPCI

RELRQ

RELCN

RCHRL (SDCCH)

RCHRA

ASDCALTI (stop)

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MS BTS BSC MSC

DT1 (ALERT)
DATRQ (ALERT)
I (ALERT)
FACCH

Call setup continuation...

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on
transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.

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1.2.1.5 Unsuccessful Mobile Originating Call (MOC), Subscriber B Busy,


FR Call

MS BTS BSC MSC

Call setup ... (see Successful MOC)

I (ASS CMP)
FACCH
DATIN (ASS CMP)

Stop T10 DT1 (ASS CMP)

SUCTCHSE (1.)
TASSSUCC (2.)
MRPCI

Stop T_MSRFPCI
RELRQ

RELCN

RCHRL (SDCCH)

RCHRA

ASDCALTI (stop)
DT1 (DISC)
DATRQ (DISC)
I (DISC) (Cause: user busy)
SDCCH

Call release... (see ‚Normal call release, originated by network‘)

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1.2.1.6 Unsuccessful Mobile Originating Call (MOC), No TCH Available,


FR Call

MS BTS BSC MSC

Call setup ... (see Successful MOC)

I (SETUP)
DATIN (SETUP)
SDCCH DT1 (SETUP)
DT1 (CPROC)
DATRQ (CPROC)
I (CPROC)
DT1 (ASS REQ)
SDCCH

ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATCHSMBS (1.)
TASSATT (2.)
DT1 (ASS FAI)
(Cause: no radio resource available)

TASSFAIL (8.)
DT1 (DISC)
DATRQ (DISC) (Cause: normal, unspecified)
I (DISC)
FACCH

Call release ... (see ‚Normal call release, originated by network‘)

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1.2.1.7 Successful Mobile Originated Call (MOC) in a Concentric Cell


(FR Call)

MS BTS BSC MSC

Call setup ...

I (SETUP)
DATIN (SETUP)
SDCCH DT1 (SETUP)

DT1 (CPROC)
DATRQ (CPROC)
I (CPROC)
SDCCH DT1 (ASS REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
TASSATT (2.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
PAREQ

PAREA
(preferred area type: inner area)
PHCRQ

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)


PHCCN

CHNAV (TCH)

Start TTRAU
CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI
DATRQ (ASS CMD)
Start T10
Stop TTRAU (**)
I (ASS CMD)
SDCCH

SABM
FACCH
ESTIN
UA
FACCH
TNTCHCL (1.) (for concentric cells)
I (ASS CMP)
FACCH DATIN (ASS CMP)

StopT10
DT1 (ASS CMP)

SUCTCHSE (1.)
TASSSUCC (2.)

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MS BTS BSC MSC

MRPCI

Stop T_MSRFPCI
RELRQ

RELCN

RCHRL (SDCCH)

RCHRA

AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)


MTCHBUTI (1.)(stop)
DT1 (ALERT)
DATRQ (ALERT)
I (ALERT)
FACCH

Call setup continuation ...

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on
transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.

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1.2.1.8 Successful Mobile Emergency Call (MEC), FR Call

MS BTS BSC MSC

CHNREQ
RACH
CHNRD
(Request reference:
emergency call)
NATTSDPE
NACSUCPR (3.)
ATIMASCA (2.)
If last SDCCH start
ASDCALTI

CHNAV (SDCCH)

CHNAK

IACMD (IMASS)
UI (IMASS)
AGCH TACCBPRO () (2.)
SUIMASCA (2.)
NACSUCPR (2.)
SABM (CMSREQ)
SDCCH (CM service type: ESTIN (CMSREQ)
emergency call es-
tablishment)
NSUCCHPC (2.)
NASUSDPE
UA CR (CL3I; CMSREQ)
SDCCH
MRPCI

Optional: Authentication & Ciphering Procedure (see 1.2.1.1)

I (EMSETUP)
DATIN (EMSETUP)
SDCCH DT1 (EMSETUP)

DT1 (CPROC)
DATRQ (CPROC)
I (CPROC)
SDCCH DT1 (ASREQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
TASSATT (2.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

Call setup continuation ...

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1.2.2 Unsuccessful Assignment Procedures

1.2.2.1 Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure with Loss of


ASSIGNMENT COMMAND (T10 < T_MSRFPCI), FR Call
(T10 Expiry)

MS BTS BSC MSC

Call setup ...

DT1 (ASS REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
TASSATT (2.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI

PHCRQ

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)


PHCCN

CHNAV (TCH)

Start TTRAU
CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI
DATRQ (ASS CMD)
Stop TTRAU (**) Start T10
I (ASS CMD)
SDCCH
ASS CMD is
lost ...

Expiry T10 DT1 (ASS FAI)


(Cause: radio interface msg failure)
TASSFAIL (6.)
DT1 (CL CMD)
(Cause: call control)

Release of resources ...

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on
transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.

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1.2.2.2 Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure with Loss of


ASSIGNMENT COMMAND (T10 > T_MSRFPCI), FR Call
(T_MSRFPCI Expiry)

MS BTS BSC MSC

Call setup ...

DT1 (ASS REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
TASSATT (2.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI
PHCRQ

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)


PHCCN

CHNAV (TCH)

Start TTRAU
CHNAK

Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (ASS CMD)

Stop TTRAU (**) Start T10


I (ASS CMD)
SDCCH
ASS CMD is
lost ...

Expiry T_MSRFPCI
CONFL
(Cause:
T_MSRFPCI NRFLTCH (4.) DT1 (CL REQ)
expired)
(Cause: radio interface msg failure)
DT1 (CL CMD)
(Cause: radio interface msg failure)

Release of resources ...

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on
transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.

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1.2.2.3 Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure with Loss of


ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE (T10 Expiry), FR Call

MS BTS BSC MSC

Call setup ...


DT1 (ASS REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
TASSATT (2.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI
PHCRQ

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)


PHCCN

CHNAV (TCH)

Start TTRAU
CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (ASS CMD)

Stop TTRAU (**) Start T10


I (ASS CMD)
SDCCH
SABM
FACCH ESTIN
UA
FACCH TNTCHCL (1.)
I (ASS CMP)
FACCH
ASS CMP is
lost ...

Expiry T10 DT1 (ASS FAI)


(Cause: radio interface msg failure)

TASSFAIL (6.)
DT1 (CL CMD)
(Cause: radio interface msg failure)

Release of resources ...

** TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on
transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.

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1.2.2.4 Unsuccessful TCH Assignment Procedure with Loss of


ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE (T200 Expiry), FR Call

MS BTS BSC MSC


Call setup ...

DT1 (ASS REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
TASSATT (2.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

PHCRQ

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)


PHCCN

CHNAV (TCH)

Start TTRAU
CHNAK

Start T_MSRFPCI
DATRQ (ASS CMD)

Stop TTRAU (**) Start T10

I (ASS CMD)
SDCCH
SABM
FACCH ESTIN
UA
FACCH TNTCHCL (7.)
I (ASS CMP)
FACCH
ASS CMP is
lost ...
ERRIN
(Cause: timer T200
expired) NRFLTCH (1.) DT1 (CL REQ)
(Cause: radio interface msg failure)
DT1 (CL CMD)
(Cause: radio interface msg failure)

Release of resources ...

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on
transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.

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1.2.3 Call Release Procedures

1.2.3.1 Normal Call Release (Originated by MS), FR Call

MS BTS BSC MSC

Conversation phase ...

I (DISC)
DATIN (DISC)
FACCH (Cause: normal DT1 (DISC)
call clearing)

DT1 (RELEAS)
DATRQ (RELEAS)
I (RELEAS) (Cause: normal
call clearing)
FACCH
I (RELCMP)
FACCH DATIN (REL CMP) DT1 (REL CMP)

DT1 (CL CMD)


DATRQ (CHREL)
I (CHREL) (Cause: call control)
FACCH Start T3109
Start T3110
DT1 (CL CMP)
DESAC
DISC RLSD
FACCH
RELIN
(Cause: end user originated)
UA
FACCH Stop T3109
Stop T3110
Start T3111
RLC

RCHRL (TCH) Expiry T3111

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

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1.2.3.2 Normal Call Release (Originated by Network), FR Call

MS BTS BSC MSC

Conversation phase ...

DT1 (DISC)
DATIN (DISC) (Cause: normal
I (DISC)
FACCH call clearing)

I (RELEAS)
DATRQ (RELEAS)
FACCH (Cause: normal DT1 (RELEAS)
call clearing)
DT1 (REL CMP)
DATIN (REL CMP)
I (RELCMP)
FACCH
DT1 (CL CMD)
(Cause: call control)
DATRQ (CHREL) DT1 (CL CMP)
I (CHREL)
FACCH Start T3109
Start T3110
DESAC
DISC RLSD
FACCH
RELIN
(Cause: end user originated)
UA Stop T3109
FACCH
Stop T3110 Start T3111
RLC

RCHRL (TCH) Expiry T3111

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

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1.2.4 Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC

1.2.4.1 Successful Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC, FR Call

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
Start THORQST (With HO cause)
ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATINHIRC (*)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
CHNAV (New TCH)

Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)

CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
Start T8
FACCH
AININIRH
HO ACCESS
FACCH
AOUINIRH (*)

Start T3124
HO ACCESS
FACCH HANDO
Stop TTRAU (**)
UI (PHYS INFO)
FACCH
Stop T3124
Start T3105
SABM
FACCH
Stop T3105
ESTIN
UA
FACCH
TNTCHCL (1.)

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MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

I (HO CMP)
DATIN (HO CMP)
FACCH
Stop T8

SINTHINT (*)
SININIRH
SOUINIRH (*)
SINHOBSC (*)
MRPCI
DT1 (HOPER)
Stop T_MSRFPCI (With HO cause)
SUCTCHSE (1.)
RELRQ

RELCN

RCHRL (Old TCH)


RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

Call continuation ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.
(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of intra-BSC handover this is done
after receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message.

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1.2.4.2 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover Attempt, Intra-BSC,


No TCH Available in Target Cell, FR Call

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
BWHCI
Start THORQST (With HO cause)
..
. ..
. ATTCHSEI (1.)
.. .. ATCHSMBS (1.)
ATINHIRC (*)
. .

Expiry THORQST BWHCI


(With HO cause)
ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATCHSMBS (1.)
ATINHIRC (*)

Call continuation ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDI-
TION INDICATION.

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1.2.4.3 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC, with Reversion


to Old TCH (T3124 Expiry), FR Call

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
Start THORQST (With HO cause)
ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATINHIRC (*)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
CHNAV (New TCH)
Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)

CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI
DATRQ (HO CMD)
I (HO CMD)
FACCH Start T8

HO ACCESS AININIRH
FACCH AOUINIRH (*)
Start T3124 HO ACCESS
HO ACCESS does not get
through
FACCH
HO ACCESS
FACCH

Expiry T3124 SABM


FACCH ESTIN
UA
FACCH
I (HO FAIL)
FACCH DATIN (HO FAIL)
(Cause: protocol
Stop T8
error, unspecified)

HOFITABS
UNINHOIE (*)

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MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

RCHRL (New TCH)

RCHRA
Reset TTRAU
MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)
Reset T_MSRFPCI AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

Call continuation ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.

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1.2.4.4 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC, with Loss of MS


(Loss of HO CMD, T8<TTRAU), FR Call (T8 Expiry)

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
Start THORQST (With HO cause)
ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATINHIRC (*)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
CHNAV (New TCH)

Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)

CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI
DATRQ (HO CMD)
I (HO CMD)
FACCH Start T8
HO CMD is
lost ... AININIRH
AOUINIRH (*)

Expiry T8

UNIHIRLC
DT1 (CL REQ)
(Cause: radio interface
message failure)

DT1 (CL CMD)


RELRQ
DT1 (CL CMP)
RELCN

RCHRL (Old TCH)

RCHRA

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MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

RLSD

RLC
RCHRL (New TCH)

RCHRA
Reset TTRAU
MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)
Reset T_MSRFPCI AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

Call release ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.

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1.2.4.5 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC with Loss of MS


(Loss of HO CMD, T8>TTRAU), FR Call (TTRAU Expiry)

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
Start THORQST (With HO cause)
ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATINHIRC (*)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
CHNAV (New TCH)

Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)

CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI
DATRQ (HO CMD)
I (HO CMD)
FACCH Start T8
HO CMD is
lost ... AININIRH
AOUINIRH (*)

Expiry TTRAU CONFL


(Cause: remote
transcoder failure) NRFLTCH (8.)
DT1 (CL REQ)
(Cause: radio interface
message failure)

DT1 (CL CMD)

DT1 (CL CMP)

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MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

RCHRL (New TCH)

RCHRA
Reset T_MSRFPCI MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)
AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)
RELRQ
RLSD
RLC
RELCN

RCHRL (Old TCH)

RCHRA

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDI-
TION INDICATION.

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1.2.4.6 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC, with Loss of MS,


Handover Access Failure (No SABM after Transmission of
PHYS INFO, [(NY1+1) * T3105]<<T8<TTRAU)

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
Start THORQST (With HO cause)
ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATINHIRC (*)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
CHNAV (New TCH)

Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) start

CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD) Start T8
FACCH
AININIRH
HO ACCESS AOUINIRH (*)
FACCH HANDO
Start T3124 Stop TTRAU (**)
UI (PHYS INFO)
FACCH
MS does not react
to PHYS INFO, no Start T3105
SABM is received
at the BTS.

Expiry T3105
UI (PHYS INFO)
FACCH
MS does not react Start T3105
to PHYS INFO, no
SABM is received
at the BTS.
Expiry T3105

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MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

UI (PHYS INFO)
FACCH
MS does not react
Start T3105
to PHYS INFO, no
SABM is received
at the BTS.

Expiry T3105 (***)


CONFL
(Cause: HO access
failure) NRFLTCH (6.)
DT1 (CL REQ)
(Cause: radio interface
message failure)

DT1 (CL CMD)

DT1 (CL CMP)


RCHRL (New TCH)

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.)
(stop)
AALTCHTI (1.)
(stop)
RLSD
RELRQ
RLC
RELCN

RCHRL (Old TCH)

RCHRA

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDI-
TION INDICATION.

(***) Note: T3105 expires (NY1+1) times.

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1.2.4.7 Successful Inter-Cell Handover (Intra-BSC) between Colocated


Concentric Cells, FR Call

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
BWHCI
SACCH
(With HO cause)
ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATINHIRC (*)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
PAREQ

PAREA

CHNAV (New TCH)

Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)

CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
Start T8
FACCH

HO ACCESS AININIRH
FACCH AOUINIRH (*)
Start T3124 HANDO
Stop TTRAU (**)

UI (PHYS INFO)
FACCH
Stop T3124
Start T3105
SABM
FACCH
Stop T3105
ESTIN
UA
FACCH TNTCHCL (1. for
concentric cells)

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MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

I (HO CMP)
FACCH DATIN (HO CMP)
Stop T8

SINTHINT (*)
SININIRH
SOUINIRH (*)
SINHOBSC (*)
MRPCI
DT1 (HOPER)
Stop T_MSRFPCI (With HO cause)
SUCTCHSE (1.)
RELRQ

RELCN

RCHRL (Old TCH)


RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

Call continuation ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.
(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of intra-BSC handover this is done
after receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message.

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1.2.4.8 Successful Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BTSE, Between


Synchronized Cells, FR Call

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
Start THORQST (With HO cause)
ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATINHIRC (*)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
CHNAV (New TCH)
(Activation type: related to
synchronous handover)
MTCHBUTI (1.)
Start TTRAU (start)
CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD) (Synchronization Indicator:
Start T8
FACCH synchronized)

HO ACCESS (***) AININIRH


FACCH AOUINIRH (*)
HO ACCESS (***)
FACCH
HO ACCESS (***)
FACCH
HO ACCESS (***)
HANDO
FACCH
Stop TTRAU (**)
SABM
FACCH ESTIN
UA
FACCH TNTCHCL (1.)
I (HO CMP)
FACCH DATIN (HO CMP)
Stop T8

SINTHINT (*)
SININIRH
SOUINIRH (*)
SINHOBSC (*)

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MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

MRPCI

Stop T_MSRFPCI

RELRQ

RELCN
DT1 (HOPER)
(With HO cause)
SUCTCHSE (1.)
RCHRL (Old TCH)
RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.)
(stop)
AALTCHTI (1.)
(stop)

Call continuation ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the BWHCI.

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of intra-BSC handover this is done
after receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message.
(***) HO ACCESS is transmitted exactly 4 times.

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1.2.4.9 Successful Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC, MSC Controlled, FR Call

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
Start THORQST (With HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD)
Start T7

CR (HO REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
if last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
CHNAV (New TCH)

Start TTRAU (**) MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)

CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)

Stop TTRAU (**) DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD) (***)

Stop T7

AOUINIRH (*)
DATRQ (HO CMD)
I (HO CMD) Start T8
FACCH

HO ACCESS
FACCH HANDO
Start T3124

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MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

PHYS INFO
FACCH
Stop T3124
Start T3105
SABM
FACCH
Stop T3105
ESTIN
UA
FACCH TNTCHCL (1.)
I (HO CMP)
FACCH DATIN (HO CMP)
DT1 (HO CMP)

SUCTCHSE (1.)

MRPCI

Stop T_MSRFPCI DT1 (CL CMD)


(Cause: handover
successful)

SOUINIRH (*)
Stop T8
RELRQ
DT1 (CL CMP)
RELCN

RCHRL (Old TCH)

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (stop)
AALTCHTI (stop)

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.
(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of MSC-controlled handover this is
done on the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS.
(***) HANDOVER COMMAND contains the BCCH and BSIC frequency of an internal neighbour cell.

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1.2.4.10 Successful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

SDCCH transaction or call in SDCCH phase in progress ...

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
Start THORQST (With HO cause)
NATTSDPE
ATINHIRC (*)
If last SDCCH start
ASDCALTI
CHNAV (New SDCCH)

CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
Start T8
SDCCH
AININIRH
HO ACCESS
SDCCH
AOUINIRH (*)

Start T3124
HO ACCESS
SDCCH HANDO

UI (PHYS INFO)
SDCCH
Stop T3124
Start T3105
SABM
SDCCH
Stop T3105
ESTIN
UA
SDCCH

I (HO CMP)
DATIN (HO CMP)
FACCH
Stop T8

SINTHINT (*)
SININIRH
SOUINIRH (*)
SINHOBSC (*)

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MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

MRPCI
DT1 (HOPER)
Stop T_MSRFPCI (With HO cause)
NASUSDPE
RELRQ

RELCN

RCHRL (Old SDCCH)


RCHRA

ASDCALTI (stop)

Call continuation ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.

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1.2.4.11 Unsuccessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover Attempt,


Intra-BSC, No SDCCH Available in Target Cell

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
BWHCI
Start THORQST (With HO cause)
..
. ..
. NATTSDPE
.. .. ATSDCMBS
ATINHIRC (*)
. .

Expiry THORQST BWHCI


(With HO cause)
NATTSDPE
ATSDCMBS
ATINHIRC (*)

Call continuation ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDI-
TION INDICATION.

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1.2.4.12 Unsuccessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover, Intra-BSC, with


Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD, T8 Expiry)

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
Start THORQST (With HO cause)
NATTSDPE
ATINHIRC (*)
If last SDCCH start
ASDCALTI
CHNAV (New SDCCH)

CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI
DATRQ (HO CMD)
I (HO CMD)
SDCCH Start T8
HO CMD is
lost ... AININIRH
AOUINIRH (*)

Expiry T8

UNIHIRLC
DT1 (CL REQ)
(Cause: radio interface
message failure)

DT1 (CL CMD)


RELRQ
DT1 (CL CMP)
RELCN

RCHRL (Old SDCCH)

RCHRA

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MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

RLSD

RLC
RCHRL (New SDCCH)

RCHRA
Reset T_MSRFPCI
ASDCALTI (stop)

Call release ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.

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1.2.5 Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC

1.2.5.1 Successful Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC, FR Call

MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
BWHCI
(With HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD)
Start THORQST Start T7 CR (HO REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

CHNAV (New TCH)

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start) Start TTRAU


CHNAK
CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)
Start T_MSRFPCI
DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD)

Start Trr7 (***) Stop TTRAU (**)


Stop T7

ATINBHDO (*)

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
FACCH Start T8

HO ACCESS
FACCH

Start T3124 HO ACCESS


FACCH
HANDO
DT1 (HO DET)

UI (PHYS INFO)
FACCH
Stop T3124
Start T3105

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MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

SABM
FACCH
Stop T3105
ESTIN

TNTCHCL (1.)
UA
FACCH
I (HO CMP)
FACCH
DATIN (HO CMP)
DT1 (HO CMP)

Stop Trr7 (***) SUCTCHSE (1.)

MRPCI
DT1 (CL CMD)
(Cause: handover Stop T_MSRFPCI
Stop T8 successful)

SUINBHDO (*)

RELRQ
DT1 (CL CMP)
RELCN
RLSD
RCHRL (Old TCH)

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)
RLC

Call continuation ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.
(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of inter-BSC handover this is done on
the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS.

(***) Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD.

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1.2.5.2 Unsuccsessful Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC, No TCH


Available in Target Cell, FR Call

MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
BWHCI
SACCH
(With HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD)
Start THORQST Start T7 CR (HO REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)

CREF (HO FAI)


(Cause: no radio
resource available)
DT1 (HO RRJ)
NRINHDFL

Expiry T7

Call continuation ...

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1.2.5.3 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC, with Reversion


to Old TCH, FR Call (T3124 Expiry)

MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

Call in progress
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
BWHCI
SACCH
(With HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD)
Start THORQST Start T7 CR (HO REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

CHNAV (New TCH)

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start) Start TTRAU

CHNAK
CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)
Start T_MSRFPCI
DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD)
Stop TTRAU (**)
Stop T7 Start Trr7 (***)

ATINBHDO (*)

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
FACCH Start T8

HO ACCESS
FACCH HO ACCESS
does not get
through
Start T3124 HO ACCESS
FACCH

Expiry T3124
SABM
FACCH ESTIN

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MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

UA
FACCH
HO FAIL
FACCH DATIN (HO FAIL)
(Cause: protocol
error unspecified) Stop T8
DT1 (HO FAIL)

NRUNINHD Stop Trr7 (***)

DT1 (CL CMD)


(Cause: equip-
ment failure) RCHRL (New TCH)
DT1 (CL CMP)
Reset T_MSRFPCI

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)
RLSD
RLC

Call continuation ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.
(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of inter-BSC handover this is done on
the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS.
(***) Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD.

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1.2.5.4 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC with Loss of MS


(Loss of HO CMD, T8<Trr7), FR Call (T8 Expiry)

MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
(With HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD)
Start THORQST CR (HO REQ)
Start T7
ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
CHNAV (New TCH)

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start) Start TTRAU

CHNAK
CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)
Start T_MSRFPCI
DT1 (HO CMD)
Stop TTRAU (**)
Stop T7 Start Trr7 (***)

ATINBHDO (*)

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
FACCH Start T8
HO CMD is
lost ...

Expiry T8

NRFLTCH (9.)
DT1 (CL REQ)
(Cause: radio interface
message failure)

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MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

DT1 (CL CMD)

DT1 (CL CMP)


DATRQ (CHREL)

DESAC
RLSD

RLC
RELIN

RCHRL (Old TCH)


RCHRA

Expiry Trr7 (***)

DT1 (CL CMD)


(Cause: equip-
ment failure) RCHRL (New TCH)

DT1 (CL CMP) Reset T_MSRFPCI

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

RLSD
RLC

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of inter-BSC handover this is done on
the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS.

(***) Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD.
Its value is hardcoded to 15 sec..

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1.2.5.5 Unsuccessful Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC with Loss of MS


(Loss of HO CMD, T8>Trr7), FR Call (Trr7 Expiry)

MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
BWHCI
(With HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD)
Start THORQST CR (HO REQ)
Start T7
ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

CHNAV (New TCH)

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start) Start TTRAU

CHNAK
CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)
Start T_MSRFPCI
DT1 (HO CMD)
Stop TTRAU (**)
Stop T7 Start Trr7 (***)

ATINBHDO (*)

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
Start T8
FACCH
HO CMD is
lost ...

Expiry Trr7
DT1 (CL CMD) DT1 (CL CMD)
(Cause: call control) (Cause: equip-
Reset T8 ment failure)

DT1 (CL CMP) DT1 (CL CMP)

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MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

RCHRL (New TCH)

Reset T_MSRFPCI

RCHRA
DATRQ (CHREL)
MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)
AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)
DESAC
RLSD RLSD

RLC RLC
RELIN

RCHRL (Old TCH)

RCHRA

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.
(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of inter-BSC handover this is done on
the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS.
(***) Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD.
Its value is hardcoded to 15 sec..

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1.2.5.6 Successful Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC, No TCH Available


in First (external) Cell, Second Target Cell Belongs to
Originating BSC, FR Call
The red colour indicates the BSC serving the first (really external) target cell in the target
i cell list of the HANDOVER REQUIRED message.

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC A MSC BSC B


(belongs to BSC A) (belongs to BSC A)

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
BWHCI
SACCH DT1 (HO RQD)
(With HO cause)
CR (HO REQ)
Start THORQST Start T7
ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATCHSMBS (1.)
CREF (HO FAI)
CR (HO REQ) (Cause: no radio re-
source available)
ATTCHSEI (1.)
NRINHDFL
if last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
CHNAV (New TCH)

Start TTRAU (**) MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)

CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)

DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD) (***)

Stop T7

AOUINIRH (*)
DATRQ (HO CMD)
I (HO CMD) Start T8
FACCH

HO ACCESS
FACCH HANDO
Start T3124
Stop TTRAU (**)

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MS BTSold BTSnew BSC A MSC BSC B


(belongs to BSC A) (belongs to BSC A)

PHYS INFO
FACCH
Stop T3124
Start T3105
SABM
FACCH
Stop T3105
ESTIN
UA
FACCH TNTCHCL (1.)
I (HO CMP)
FACCH DATIN (HO CMP)
DT1 (HO CMP)

SUCTCHSE (1.)

MRPCI

Stop T_MSRFPCI DT1 (CL CMD)


(Cause: handover
successful)

SOUINIRH (*)
Stop T8
RELRQ
DT1 (CL CMP)
RELCN

RCHRL (Old TCH)

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (stop)
AALTCHTI (stop)

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.
(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of intra-BSC handover this is done
after receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message.
(***) HANDOVER COMMAND contains the BCCH and BSIC frequency of an internal neighbour cell.

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1.2.5.7 Successful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC

MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
BWHCI
(With HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD)
Start THORQST Start T7 CR (HO REQ)
(Channel type:
SDCCH)
NATTSDPE
If last SDCCH start
ASDCALTI

CHNAV (New SDCCH)

CHNAK
CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)
Start T_MSRFPCI
DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD)

Stop T7 Start Trr7 (***)

ATINBHDO (*)

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
SDCCH Start T8

HO ACCESS
SDCCH

Start T3124 HO ACCESS


SDCCH
HANDO
DT1 (HO DET)

UI (PHYS INFO)
SDCCH
Stop T3124
Start T3105

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MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

SABM
SDCCH
Stop T3105
ESTIN

UA
SDCCH
I (HO CMP)
SDCCH
DATIN (HO CMP)
DT1 (HO CMP)

Stop Trr7 (***) NASUSDPE

MRPCI
DT1 (CL CMD)
(Cause: handover Stop T_MSRFPCI
Stop T8 successful)

SUINBHDO (*)

RELRQ
DT1 (CL CMP)
RELCN
RLSD
RCHRL (Old SDCCH)

RCHRA

ASDCALTI

RLC

Call continuation ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.
(***) Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD.

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1.2.5.8 Unsuccsessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC,


No SDCCH Available in Target Cell

MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
BWHCI
SACCH
(With HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD)
Start THORQST Start T7 CR (HO REQ)
(Channel type:
SDCCH) NATTSDPE
ATSDCMBS

CREF (HO FAI)


(Cause: no radio
resource available)
DT1 (HO RRJ)
NRINHDFL

Expiry T7

Call continuation ...

Note: If the handover condition persists and another INTERCELL HANDOVER CONDITION INDICATION
is received from the BTS after expiry of T7, the same procedure is repeated in exactly the same way.

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1.2.5.9 Unsuccessful SDCCH-SDCCH Inter-Cell Handover, Inter-BSC with


Loss of MS (Loss of HO CMD, T8<Trr7, T8 Expiry)

MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
(With HO cause) DT1 (HO RQD)
Start THORQST CR (HO REQ)
Start T7
(Channel type:
SDCCH) NATTSDPE
If last SDCCH start
ASDCALTI

CHNAV (New SDCCH)

CHNAK
CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)
Start T_MSRFPCI
DT1 (HO CMD)

Stop T7 Start Trr7 (***)

ATINBHDO (*)

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
SDCCH Start T8
HO CMD is
lost ...

Expiry T8

NRFLSDCC
DT1 (CL REQ)
(Cause: radio interface
message failure)

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MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

DT1 (CL CMD)

DT1 (CL CMP)


DATRQ (CHREL)

DESAC
RLSD

RLC
RELIN

RCHRL (Old SDCCH)


RCHRA

Expiry Trr7 (***)

DT1 (CL CMD)


(Cause: equip-
ment failure) RCHRL (New SDCCH)

DT1 (CL CMP) Reset T_MSRFPCI

RCHRA

ASDCALTI

RLSD
RLC

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.

(***) Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD.
Its value is hardcoded to 15 sec..

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1.2.6 Intra-Cell Handover

1.2.6.1 Successful Intra-Cell Handover, FR Call


Note: This message flow is valid for intra-cell handover due to quality,
i intra-cell handover complete <--> inner in concentric cells and
intra-cell handover far <--> near in extended cells.
The difference just consists in the handover cause.

MS BTS BSC MSC

Call in progress
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH WIHCI
(With HO cause)
Start THORQST
ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
CHNAV (New TCH)

Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)

CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (ASS CMD)


I (ASS CMD)
Old FACCH Start T10

SABM ATINHIAC (*)


New FACCH ESTIN

Stop TTRAU (**) TNTCHCL (1.)


UA
New FACCH

I (ASS CMP)
New FACCH DATIN (ASS CMP)
Stop T10

SINTHITA (*)
SINHOBSC (*)

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MS BTS BSC MSC

DT1 (HOPER)
(With HO cause)
SUCTCHSE (1.)
MRPCI

Stop T_MSRFPCI

RELRQ

RELCN

RCHRL (Old TCH)

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

Call continuation ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of intra-cell handover this is done after
receipt of the ESTABLISH INDICATION for the target TCH.

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1.2.6.2 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover Due to Quality, No TCH Available,


FR Call

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH WIHCI
(Cause:
Start THORQST downlink/uplink ATTCHSEI (1.)
quality) ATCHSMBS (1.)

Expiry THORQST BWHCI (**)


(Cause:
downlink/uplink ATTCHSEI (1.)(BTS new)
quality) ATINHIRC (*)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

Call continuation with inter-cell handover attempt

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.
(**) Only for intra-cell handover due to quality. An inter-cell handover due to quality is triggered, if the
handover conditions persist and the call is still on the old TCH when the next HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION is sent after expiry of THORQST.

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1.2.6.3 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover Due to Quality with


Reversion to Old TCH, FR Call

MS BTS BSC MSC

Call in progress
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH WIHCI
(Cause:
Start THORQST downlink/uplink ATTCHSEI (1.)
quality)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

CHNAV (New TCH)

Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)

CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

I (ASS CMD) DATRQ (ASS CMD)


Old FACCH Start T10
SABM
New FACCH
ATINHIAC (*)
Access to target
channel fails ...

SABM
Old FACCH ESTIN

UA

I (ASS FAIL)
Old FACCH (Cause: protocol DATIN (ASS FAIL)
error unspecified)
Stop T10

UNINHOIA (*)
RCHRL (New TCH)

Reset TTRAU

Reset T_MSRFPCI

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MS BTS BSC MSC

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.)(stop)
UI (MEAS REP) AALTCHTI (1.)(stop)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
Expiry THORQST

BWHCI (**)
(Cause:
downlink/uplink
quality)

Call continuation with inter-cell handover attempt ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.

(**) Only for intra-cell handover due to quality. An inter-cell handover due to quality is triggered, if the
handover conditions persist and the call is still on the old TCH when the next HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION is sent after expiry of THORQST.

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1.2.6.4 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover with Loss of MS (Loss of


ASS CMD, T10 < TTRAU), FR Call (T10 Expiry)

MS BTS BSC MSC


Call in progress
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
WIHCI
(With HO cause)
Start THORQST ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
CHNAV (New TCH)

Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)

CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

I (ASS CMD) DATRQ (ASS CMD)


Old FACCH Start T10
ASS CMD
ATINHIAC (*)
is lost ...

Expiry T10

UNIHIALC
DT1 (CL REQ)
(Cause: radio interface
message failure)
DT1 (CL CMD)

DT1 (CL CMP)


RELRQ
RLSD

RLC
RELCN
RCHRL (New TCH)

Reset TTRAU

Reset T_MSRFPCI

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

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MS BTS BSC MSC

RCHRL (Old TCH)

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.

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1.2.6.5 Unsuccessful Intra-Cell Handover with Loss of MS (Loss of


ASS CMD, T10>TTRAU), FR Call (TTRAU Expiry)

MS BTS BSC MSC


Call in progress
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH WIHCI
(With HO cause)
Start THORQST
ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
CHNAV (New TCH)
Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)
CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

I (ASS CMD) DATRQ (ASS CMD)


Old FACCH Start T10
ASS CMD
ATINHIAC (*)
is lost ...

Expiry TTRAU CONFL


(Cause: remote
transcoder failure) NRFLTCH
DT1 (CL REQ)
(Cause: radio interface
message failure)
DT1 (CL CMD)
DT1 (CL CMP)
RELRQ

RELCN

RCHRL (New TCH)

Reset T_MSRFPCI

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)

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MS BTS BSC MSC

RLSD
RCHRL (Old TCH)
RLC
RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.

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1.2.6.6 Successful Intra-Cell Handover Due to Quality, MSC Controlled,


FR Call

MS BTS BSC MSC

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH WIHCI
(Cause:
DT1 (HO RQD)
downlink/uplink Start T7
quality)
CR (HO REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
CHNAV (New TCH)

Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)


CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)

Stop TTRAU (**) DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD)


Stop T7
DATRQ (HO CMD)
I (HO CMD)
Old FACCH Start T8
HO ACCESS
New FACCH

Start T3124
HO ACCESS
New FACCH HANDO
DT1 (HO DET)
UI (PHYS INFO)
New FACCH
Stop T3124
Start T3105
SABM
New FACCH
Stop T3105
ESTIN
UA
New FACCH TNTCHCL (1.)

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MS BTS BSC MSC

I (HO CMP)
New FACCH DATIN (HO CMP)
DT1 (HO CMP)
MRPCI

Stop T_MSRFPCI
DT1 (CL CMD)
(Cause: handover
Stop T8 successful)
DT1 (CL CMP)
RELRQ

RELCN
RLSD

RLC
RCHRL (Old TCH)

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

Call continuation ...

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of MSC controlled handover this is
done on the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS.

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1.2.6.7 Successful SDCCH-SDCCH Intra-Cell Handover

MS BTS BSC MSC

Call in progress
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH WIHCI
(With HO cause)
Start THORQST
NATTSDPE
ASDCALTI (start)

CHNAV (New SDCCH)

CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (ASS CMD)


I (ASS CMD)
Old SDCCH Start T10

SABM ATINHIAC (*)


New SDCCH ESTIN

UA
New SDCCH

I (ASS CMP)
New SDCCH DATIN (ASS CMP)
Stop T10

SINTHITA (*)
SINHOBSC (*)

DT1 (HOPER)
(With HO cause)
NASUSDPE
MRPCI

Stop T_MSRFPCI

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MS BTS BSC MSC

RELRQ

RELCN

RCHRL (Old SDCCH)

RCHRA

ASDCALTI (stop)

Call continuation ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.

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1.2.7 Directed Retry, Intra-BSC

1.2.7.1 Successful Directed Retry, Intra-BSC, FR Call

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call setup ...


DT1 (ASS REQ)
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH ATTCHSEI (1.) (*)
UI (MEAS REP) ATCHSMBS (1.) (*)
SACCH FHREQ TASSATT (2.)
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
(Cause: ’forced’, target cell list)
ATINHIRC (7.)
ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.) (**)
CHNAV (New TCH)
(Contains CGI of BTS0
Start TTRAU and GSM08.08 cause MTCHBUTI (1.)
’forced’)
Start TIMERFHO
CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
SDCCH
Start T8

HO ACCESS AOUINIRH
FACCH
(7.)
Start T3124
HO ACCESS
FACCH DATIN (HO DETECT)
Stop TTRAU (***)
UI (PHYS INFO)
FACCH
Stop T3124
Start T3105
SABM
FACCH
Stop T3105
ESTIN
UA
FACCH TNTCHCL (1.)

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MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

I (HO CMP)
DATIN (HO CMP)
FACCH
Stop T8

SOUINIRH (7.)
SININIRH
SINHOBSC (7.)
SINTHINT (7.)
DT1 (ASS CMP)

SUCTCHSE (1.)
TASSSUCC (4.)
MRPCI

Stop T_MSRFPCI

RELRQ

RELCN
RCHRL (SDCCH)

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)
DATRQ (CHMM)
I (CHMM)
FACCH

I (CHMMACK)
DATIN (CHMMACK)
FACCH
DT1 (ALERT)
DATRQ (ALERT)
I (ALERT) DT1 (CONNECT)
FACCH DATRQ (CONNECT)
I (CONNECT)
FACCH
I (CONACK)
FACCH DATIN (CONACK)
DT1 (CONACK)

Call continuation ...

(*) Event is counted for the serving cell.


(**) Event is counted for the target cell.
(***) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of intra-BSC directed retry this is done
on receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message.

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1.2.7.2 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, No Target Cell Available, FR Call

MS BTS BSC MSC

Call setup ...

DT1 (ASS REQ)


UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATCHSMBS (1.)
UI (MEAS REP)
TASSATT (2.)
SACCH FHREQ
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
BWHCI
(Cause: ’forced’, empty DT1 (ASS FAI)
target cell list)
(Cause: no radio resource
TASSFAIL (8.) available)

DT1 (DISC)
DATRQ (DISC)
I (DISC)
SDCCH

Call release ...

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1.2.7.3 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, 1 Target Cell Available, Target


Cell Congested, FR Call

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call setup ...

DT1 (ASS REQ)


UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH ATTCHSEI (1.) (*)
ATCHSMBS (1.) (*)
UI (MEAS REP) TASSATT (2.)
SACCH FHREQ

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
BWHCI
(Cause: ’forced’, target cell list)
ATINHIRC (7.)
ATTCHSEI (1.) (**)
ATCHSMBS (1.) (**)

DT1 (ASS FAI)


(Cause: no radio re-
TASSFAIL (8.) source available)

DT1 (DISC)
DATRQ (DISC) (Cause: normal,
I (DISC) unspecified)

SDCCH

Call release ...

(*) Event is counted for the serving cell.


(**) Event is counted for the target cell.

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1.2.7.4 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, Intra-BSC, with Reversion to


SDCCH, FR Call (T3124 Expiry)

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call setup ...

DT1 (ASS REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.) (*)


UI (MEAS REP) ATCHSMBS (1.) (*)
SACCH FHREQ TASSATT (2.)
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
UI (MEAS REP) (Cause: ’forced’, target cell list)
SACCH
ATINHIRC (7.)
ATTCHSEI (1.) (**)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.) (**)

CHNAV (New TCH)


(Contains CGI of BTS0
Start TIMERFHO and GSM08.08 cause MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)
’forced’)
Start TTRAU
CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
SDCCH Start T8

HO ACCESS AOUINIRH (7.)


FACCH AININIRH
HO ACCESS
Start T3124 does not
get through
HO ACCESS
FACCH

Expiry T3124 SABM


ESTIN
SDCCH

UA
SDCCH

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I (HO FAIL)
SDCCH DATIN (HO FAIL)
(Cause: protocol
error, unspecified) Stop T8

HOFITABS
UNINHOIE (7.)

DT1 (ASS FAI)


(Cause: radio interface
failure - reversion to old
channel)

TASSFAIL (7.)

RCHRL (New TCH)

Reset TTRAU
Reset T_MSRFPCI
RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

DT1 (DISC)
I (DISC) DATRQ (DISC)
(Cause: normal,
SDCCH unspecified)

Call release ...

(*) Event is counted for the serving cell.


(**) Event is counted for the target cell.

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1.2.7.5 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, Intra-BSC, with Loss of MS


(Loss of HO CMD, T8 < TTRAU), FR Call (T8 Expiry)

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call setup ...

DT1 (ASS REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.) (*)


ATCHSMBS (1.) (*)
UI (MEAS REP)
TASSATT (2.)
SACCH
FHREQ
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
UI (MEAS REP) (Cause: ’forced’, target cell list)
SACCH
ATINHIRC (7.)
ATTCHSEI (1.) (**)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.) (**)

CHNAV (New TCH)


(Contains CGI of BTS0
Start TTRAU and GSM08.08 cause MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)
’forced’)
Start TIMERFHO
CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (HO CMD)

I (HO CMD) Start T8


SDCCH
AOUINIRH (7.)
HO CMD AININIRH
is lost ...

Expiry T8

UNIHIRLC
DT1 (CL REQ)
(Cause: radio interface
message failure)

DT1 (CL CMD)

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DT1 (CLCMP)
RCHRL (New TCH)

Reset TTRAU

Reset T_MSRFPCI
Reset TIMERFHO

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

RLSD

RLC
RELRQ

RELCN

RCHRL (SDCCH)

RCHRA

(*) Event is counted for the serving cell.


(**) Event is counted for the target cell.

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1.2.7.6 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, Intra-BSC, with Loss of MS


(Loss of HO CMD, T8 > TTRAU), FR Call (TTRAU Expiry)

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call setup ...

DT1 (ASS REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.) (*)


UI (MEAS REP) ATCHSMBS (1.) (*)
SACCH TASSATT (2.)
FHREQ
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
UI (MEAS REP) (Cause: ’forced’)
SACCH ATINHIRC (7.)
ATTCHSEI (1.) (**)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.) (**)

CHNAV (New TCH)


(Contains CGI of BTS0
Start TTRAU and GSM08.08 cause MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)
’forced’)
Start TIMERFHO
CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
SDCCH Start T8
HO CMD is
lost ... AOUINIRH (7.)
AININIRH

Expiry TTRAU CONFL


(Cause: remote
transcoder failure) NRFLTCH (8.)

DT1 (CL REQ)


(Cause: radio interface
message failure)

DT1 (CL CMD)

DT1 (CLCMP)

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RCHRL (New TCH)


Reset T_MSRFPCI

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)
RELRQ

RELCN

RCHRL (SDCCH)

RCHRA

RLSD

RLC

(*) Event is counted for the serving cell.


(**) Event is counted for the target cell.

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1.2.8 Directed Retry, Inter-BSC

1.2.8.1 Successful Directed Retry, Inter-BSC, FR Call

MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

Call setup ...


DT1 (ASS REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATCHSMBS (1.)
TASSATT (2.)
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH FHREQ
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
UI (MEAS REP) (Cause: ’forced’) DT1 (ASS FAI)
SACCH (Cause: directed retry)

TASSFAIL (9.)

DT1 (HO RQD)


(Cause: directed retry) CR (HO REQ)
Start T7 (Cause: directed retry)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

CHNAV (New TCH)

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start) Start TTRAU

Start TIMERFHO

CHNAK

Start T_MSRFPCI

Stop TTRAU (**)


CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)
DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD)

Stop T7 Start Trr7 (***)

ATINBHDO (7.)

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
SDCCH Start T8

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HO ACCESS
FACCH
HANDO
Start T3124 DT1 (HO DET)
UI (PHYS INFO)
FACCH
Stop T3124
Start T3105
SABM
FACCH
Stop T3105
ESTIN

TNTCHCL (1.)
UA
FACCH
I (HO CMP)
FACCH
DATIN (HO CMP)
DT1 (HO CMP)
DT1 (CL CMD)
(Cause: handover
SUCTCHSE (1.)
successful) MRPCI
Stop T8
Stop T_MSRFPCI
SUINBHDO (7.)

Release of resources...

DATRQ (CHMM)
I (CHMM)
FACCH

I (CHMMACK)
FACCH
DATIN (CHMMACK)

DT1 (ALERT)
DATRQ (ALERT)
I (ALERT)
FACCH

DT1 (CONNECT)
DATRQ (CONNECT)

I (CONNECT)
FACCH

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I (CONACK)
FACCH
DATIN (CONACK)
DT1 (CONACK)

Call continuation ...

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of inter-BSC directed retry this is done
on the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS.

(***) Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD.

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1.2.8.2 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, Inter-BSC, with Reversion to


SDCCH, FR Call (T3124 Expiry)

MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

Call setup ...


DT1 (ASS REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
UI (MEAS REP) ATCHSMBS (1.)
SACCH TASSATT (2.)
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH FHREQ
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
DT1 (ASS FAI)
(Cause: ’forced’)
(Cause: directed retry)

TASSFAIL (9.)
DT1 (HO RQD)
CR (HO REQ)
(Cause: directed retry)
(Cause: directed retry)
Start T7
ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

CHNAV (New TCH)

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start) Start TTRAU

Start TIMERFHO

CHNAK

Start T_MSRFPCI
CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)

DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD)

Stop T7 Start Trr7 (***)

ATINBHDO (7.)

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
SDCCH Start T8

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HO ACCESS
FACCH
HO ACCESS
does not get
HO ACCESS through

FACCH

Expiry T3124
SABM
SDCCH
ESTIN

UA
SDCCH

I (HO FAIL)
DATIN (HO FAIL)
SDCCH
(Cause: ab-
normal R,
Stop T8
timer expired)
NRUNINHD
DT1 (HO FAIL)
DT1 (CL CMD)
(Cause: radio interface
failure, reversion to old (Cause: equipment
channel) failure)

DT1 (CL CMP)

RCHRL (New TCH)

Reset TIMERFHO
Reset T_MSRFPCI

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

RLSD

RLC

CL CMD
(Cause: call control)

Call release ...

(***) Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD.

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1.2.8.3 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, Inter-BSC, with Loss of MS


(Loss of HO CMD, T8 < Trr7), FR Call (T8 Expiry)

MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

Call setup ...


DT1 (ASS REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
UI (MEAS REP) ATCHSMBS (1.)
SACCH
TASSATT (2.)
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH FHREQ
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
DT1 (ASS FAI)
(Cause: ’forced’)
(Cause: directed retry)

TASSFAIL (9.)

DT1 (HO RQD)


CR (HO REQ)
(Cause: directed retry)
(Cause: directed retry)
Start T7
ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

CHNAV (New TCH)

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start) Start TTRAU

Start TIMERFHO

CHNAK

Start T_MSRFPCI

CC (HO RAC; HO CMD) Stop TTRAU (**)


DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD)

Stop T7 Start Trr7 (***)

ATINBHDO (7.)
DATRQ (HO CMD)
I (HO CMD)
SDCCH Start T8
HO CMD is
lost ...

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MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

Expiry T8

NRSLSDCC
DT1 (CLREQ)
(Cause: radio interface
msg. failure)

DT1 (CL CMD)


DATRQ (CHREL)
(Cause: abnormal DT1 (CL CMP)
release, unspecified)
DESAC

RELIN
RLSD

RCHRL (New TCH)


RLC
RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

Expiry Trr7
DT1 (CL CMD)
(Cause: equipment RCHRL
failure)
Reset TIMERFHO
Reset T_MSRFPCI

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

DT1 (CL CMP)

RLSD

RLC

(***) Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD.

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1.2.8.4 Unsuccessful Directed Retry, Inter-BSC, with Loss of MS


(Loss of HO CMD, T8 > Trr7), FR Call (Trr7 Expiry)

MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

Call setup ...


DT1 (ASS REQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATCHSMBS (1.)
TASSATT (2.)
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH FHREQ
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
(Cause: ’forced’) DT1 (ASS FAI)
(Cause: directed retry)

TASSFAIL (9.)

DT1 (HO RQD)


(Cause: directed retry) CR (HO REQ)
Start T7 (Cause: directed retry)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

CHNAV (New TCH)

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start) Start TTRAU

Start TIMERFHO

CHNAK

Start T_MSRFPCI

Stop TTRAU (**)

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MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)

DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD)

Stop T7 Start Trr7 (***)

ATINBHDO (7.)

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
SDCCH Start T8
HO CMD is
lost ...

Expiry Trr7
DT1 (CL CMD) DT1 (CL CMD)
(Cause: call control) (Cause: RCHRL (New TCH)
equipment failure)
Reset T8
Reset TIMERFHO
RELRQ Reset T_MSRFPCI
DT1 (CL CMP)
RELCN RCHRA
RLSD
MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)
RCHRL (SDCCH) AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

RCHRA DT1 (CL CMP)

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop) RLSD


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)
RLC RLC

(***) Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD.

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1.2.9 Forced Handover Due to O & M

1.2.9.1 Successful Forced Handover Due to O & M

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call in progress, operator initiated shutdown of a BTS, TRX or TCH

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH FHREQ
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
(Cause: ’forced’, target cell list)
ATINHIRC (8.)
ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.) (**)
CHNAV (New TCH)
(Contains CGI of BTS0
Start TTRAU and GSM08.08 cause MTCHBUTI (1.)
’forced’)
Start TIMERFHO
CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
SDCCH
Start T8

HO ACCESS AOUINIRH
FACCH
(6.)
Start T3124
HO ACCESS
FACCH DATIN (HO DETECT)
Stop TTRAU (***)
UI (PHYS INFO)
FACCH
Stop T3124
Start T3105
SABM
FACCH
Stop T3105
ESTIN
UA
FACCH TNTCHCL (1.)

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I (HO CMP)
DATIN (HO CMP)
FACCH
Stop T8

SOUINIRH (6.)
SININIRH
SINHOBSC (12.)
SINTHINT (8.)
DT1 (HO PER)
(Cause: O & M
MRPCI intervention)

Call continuation ...

(*) Event is counted for the serving cell.


(**) Event is counted for the target cell.
(***) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of intra-BSC directed retry this is done
on receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message.

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1.2.9.2 Successful Forced Handover Due to O & M, Inter-BSC, FR Call

MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

Call in progress, operator initiated shutdown of a BTS, TRX or TCH

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH FHREQ
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
UI (MEAS REP) (Cause: ’forced’)
DT1 (HO RQD)
SACCH
Start T7
(Cause: O & M CR (HO REQ)
intervention)
(Cause: O & M inter-
vention)
ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

CHNAV (New TCH)

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start) Start TTRAU

Start TIMERFHO

CHNAK

Start T_MSRFPCI

Stop TTRAU (**)


CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)
DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD)

Stop T7 Start Trr7 (***)

ATINBHDO (8.)

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
SDCCH Start T8

HO ACCESS
FACCH
HANDO
Start T3124 DT1 (HO DET)
UI (PHYS INFO)
FACCH
Stop T3124
Start T3105
SABM
FACCH
Stop T3105

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ESTIN

TNTCHCL (1.)
UA
FACCH
I (HO CMP)
FACCH
DATIN (HO CMP)
DT1 (HO CMP)
DT1 (CL CMD)
(Cause: handover
SUCTCHSE (1.)
successful) MRPCI
Stop T8
Stop T_MSRFPCI
SUINBHDO (8.)

Release of resources in originating cell and call continuation in target cell ...

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of inter-BSC directed retry this is done
on the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS.

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1.2.9.3 Successful Forced Intra-Cell Handover Due to O & M, FR Call


MS BTS BSC MSC

Call in progress, operator initiated shutdown of a TRX or TCH

CHNAV (New TCH)

Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)

CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (ASS CMD)


I (ASS CMD)
Old FACCH Start T10

SABM ATINHIAC (7.)


New FACCH ESTIN

Stop TTRAU (**) TNTCHCL (1.)


UA
New FACCH

I (ASS CMP)
New FACCH DATIN (ASS CMP)
Stop T10

SINTHITA (7.)
SINHOBSC (12.)
DT1 (HOPER)
(Cause): O & M
SUCTCHSE (1.) intervention
MRPCI

Stop T_MSRFPCI

RELRQ

RELCN

RCHRL (Old TCH)

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

Call continuation ...

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of intra-cell handover this is done after
receipt of the ESTABLISH INDICATION for the target TCH.

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1.2.10 Queuing & Preemption

1.2.10.1 Queuing: Queued Assignment Request for FR TCH Is Served Before


T11 Expiry, Directed Retry Enabled But No Target Cell Available,
Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the Requesting Call

MS BTS BSC MSC

All TCHs in the BTS are busy...

DT1 (ASS REQ)


(Queuing allowed
ATTCHSEI (1.) indicator=allowed)
ATCHSMBS (1.)
TASSATT (2.)
FHREQ

BWHCI
(Cause: forced, DT1 (QUIND)
no target cell included)
Start T11

MDURTCRQ (1.) (start)

DT1 (PROGRES)
DATRQ (PROGRES)
I (PROGRES)
SDCCH

BTS congestion ends during runtime of T11, 1 TCH becomes idle again...

Stop T11

MDURTCRQ (1.) (stop)


PHCRQ

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)


PHCCN

CHNAV

Start TTRAU
CHNAK

Start T_MSRFPCI
DATRQ (ASS CMD)

I (ASS CMD) Stop TTRAU (**)


SDCCH

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MS BTS BSC MSC


SABM
FACCH ESTIN
UA
FACCH TNTCHCL (1.)

I (ASS CMP)
FACCH DATIN (ASS CMP)
DT1 (ASS CMP)

SUCTCHSE (1.)
TASSSUCC (2.)
MRPCI

Stop T_MSRFPCI

Call setup completion ...

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of intra-BSC handover this is done
after receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message.

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1.2.10.2 Queuing: Queued Assignment Request for FR TCH Is Discarded


from the Queue Before T11 Expiry Due to an Incoming FR
Assignment Request with Higher Priority Directed Retry Enabled
But No Target Cell Available, Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed
for the Requesting Call
The blue colour indicates the events related to the second (high priority) call.
i

MS BTS BSC MSC

All TCHs in the BTS are busy...

DT1 (ASS REQ)


(Queuing allowed
ATTCHSEI (1.) indicator=allowed)
ATCHSMBS (1.)
TASSATT (2.)
FHREQ

BWHCI
(Cause: forced, DT1 (QUIND)
First call: no target cell included)
Start T11 (low prio call)
low priority

MDURTCRQ (1.) (start)

DT1 (PROGRES)
DATRQ (PROGRES)
I (PROGRES)
SDCCH

All places in the queue are occupied after the first call...

DT1 (ASS REQ)*

ATTCHSEI (1.)*
ATCHSMBS (1.)*
TASSATT (2.)*
FHREQ*

Second call: BWHCI*


high priority
(Cause: forced,
no target cell included)
Stop T11 (low prio call)

NMSGDISQ (1.)
MDURTCRQ (1.)
(stop)
Start T11* (high prio call)

MDURTCRQ (1.) (start)*

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MS BTS BSC MSC


DT1 (QUIND)*

DT1 (ASS FAI)


(Cause: no radio resource available)

DT1 (PROGRES)*
DATRQ (PROGRES)*
I (PROGRES)*
SDCCH

High priority call remains queued...*

(*) Events related to second (high priority) call

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1.2.10.3 Queuing: Queued Assignment Request for FR TCH Is Discarded


from Queue Due to T11 Expiry, Directed Retry Enabled But No
Target Cell Available, Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the
Requesting Call

MS BTS BSC MSC

All TCHs in the BTS are busy...

DT1 (ASS REQ)


(Queuing allowed
ATTCHSEI (1.) indicator=allowed)
ATCHSMBS (1.)
TASSATT (2.)
FHREQ

BWHCI
(Cause: forced, DT1 (QUIND)
no target cell included)
Start T11

MDURTCRQ (1.) (start)

DT1 (PROGRES)
DATRQ (PROGRES)
I (PROGRES)
SDCCH

Expiry T11

NMSGDISQ (1.)
MDURTCRQ (1.)
(stop)
DT1 (CL REQ)
(Cause: no radio resource available)

DT1 (CL CMD)


(Cause: no radio resource available)

Release of the queued context...

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1.2.10.4 Queuing: Queued Handover Request for FR TCH Is Served Before


TQHO Expiry, Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the
Requesting Call

MS BTS BSCnew MSC BSC old

All TCHs in the BTS are busy...

DT1 (HO RQD)


CR (HO REQ)
(Queuing allowed
indicator=not allowed)*

ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATCHSMBS (1.)
CREF (HO FAI)
(Cause: no radio resource
available)

NRINHDFL
CR (HO REQ)
(Queuing allowed
indicator=allowed)*

ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATCHSMBS (1.)
CC (QUIND)
Start TQHO

MDURTCRQ (3.) (start)

BTS congestion ends during runtime of TQHO, 1 TCH becomes idle again...

Stop TQHO

MDURTCRQ (3.) (stop)


CHNAV

Start TTRAU
CHNAK DT1 (HO RAC; HO CMD)
Start T_MSRFPCI

DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD)

Completion of Handover procedure...

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(*) In case of MSC-controlled handover the MSC cyclically attempts the HANDOVER REQUEST proce-
dure towards all target cells previously received in the HANDOVER REQUIRED message from the
originating BSC. For the first cycle, the SIEMENS MSC generally sets the ‚queuing allowed indicator‘
to ‚not allowed‘. If in this first cycle the request for radio resoucres fails for all target cells, the SIEMENS
MSC repeats the cycle again, this time, however, with the ‚queuing allowed indicator‘ set to ‚allowed‘.
This is done to avoid an unnecessary delay in the handover execution and in order to use the queuing
mechanism as the very last measure to rescue a call.

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1.2.10.5 Queuing: Queued Handover Request for FR TCH Is Discarded from


the Queue Before TQHO Expiry Due to an Incoming FR Call with
Higher Priority, Preemption Disabled or Not Allowed for the
Requesting Calls
The blue colour indicates the events related to the high priority call.
i

MS BTS BSCnew MSC BSC old

All TCHs in the BTS are busy...

CR (HO REQ)
(Queuing allowed
indicator=allowed)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATCHSMBS (1.)
CC (QUIND)
Start TQHO

MDURTCRQ (3.) (start)

All places in the queue are occupied after the handover request...

DT1 (ASS REQ)*

ATTCHSEI (1.)*
ATCHSMBS (1.)*
TASSATT (2.)*
FHREQ*
High priority
call BWHCI*
(Cause: forced,
no target cell included)

Stop TQHO (low prio call)

NMSGDISQ (3.)
MDURTCRQ (3.) (stop)
Start T11* (high prio call)

MDURTCRQ (1.) (start)*

DT1 (QUIND)*

RLSD (HO FAI)


(Cause: no radio
NRINHDFL resource available)

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MS BTS BSC new MSC BSC old

RLC

DT1 (PROGRES)*
DATRQ (PROGRES)*
I (PROGRES)*
SDCCH

High priority call remains queued...*

(*) Events related to high priority call

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1.2.10.6 Queuing: Queued Handover Request for FR TCH Is Discarded from


the Queue Due to TQHO Expiry, Preemption Disabled or Not
Allowed for the Requesting Calls

MS BTS BSCnew MSC BSC old

All TCHs in the BTS are busy...

CR (HO REQ)
(Queuing allowed
indicator=allowed)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATCHSMBS (1.)
CC (QUIND)
Start TQHO

MDURTCRQ (3.) (start)

Expiry TQHO

NMSGDISQ (3.)
MDURTCRQ (3.) (stop)

RLSD (HO FAI)


(Cause: no radio
NRINHDFL resource available)

RLC

Release of the queued context...

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1.2.10.7 Preemption: Successful Forced Inter-Cell Handover Due to


Preemption, Preempted Assignment Request and Preempting Call
Are Both FR
The blue colour indicates the events related to preemting call.
i

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

All TCHs in the old BTS are busy...

DT1 (ASS REQ)*


(Preemption allowed
indicator=allowed)

ATTCHSEI (1.)*
ATCHSMBS (1.)*
TASSATT (2.)*
FHREQ

BWHCI
(Cause: forced, BTSnew included)
ATTCHSEI (1.)
ATINHIRC (7.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
CHNAV

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)


CHNAK
DATRQ (HO CMD)
I (HO CMD)
FACCH
Start T8

AININIRH
AOUINIRH (7.)

Continuation of inter-cell handover procedure for preempted call...

I (HO CMP)
FACCH DATIN (HO CMP)

Stop T8

SININIRH
SINTHINT (7.)
SOUINIRH (7.)
SINHOBSC (7.)

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MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

HOPER
MRPCI (Cause: Preemption)

RELRQ

RELCN
RCHRL

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (stop)
PHCRQ*

MTCHBUTI (start)*
PHCCN*

CHNAV*

Start TTRAU*
CHNAK*
Start T_MSRFPCI*

DATRQ (ASS CMD)*


I (ASS CMD)*
SDCCH Start T10*

Completion of Assignment procedure for preempting call...

(*) Events related to preemting call

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1.2.10.8 Preemption: Forced Release of Preempted Call Due to Lack of


Target Cell for Forced Inter-Cell Handover Procedure, Preempted
and Preempting Call Are Both FR
The blue colour indicates the events related to preemting call.
i

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

All TCHs in the old BTS are busy...

DT1 (ASS REQ)*


(Preemption allowed
indicator=allowed)

ATTCHSEI (1.)*
ATCHSMBS (1.)*
TASSATT (2.)*
FHREQ

BWHCI
(Cause: forced, no target cell) DT1 (CL REQ)
(Cause: preemption)

DT1 (CL CMD)


(Cause: preemption)

Release of preempted call...

PHCRQ*

MTCHBUTI (start)*
PHCCN*

CHNAV*

Start T10*
CHNAK*
Start T_MSRFPCI*

DATRQ (ASS CMD)*


I (ASS CMD)*
SDCCH Start T10*

Completion of Assignment procedure for preempting call...

(*) Events related to preemting call

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1.2.10.9 Preemption: Successful Forced Inter-BSC Handover Due to


Preemption, Preempting Handover Request and Preempted Call
Are Both FR, Originating BSC of the Preempting Handover Request
and Target BSC for the Forced Handover Are the Same
The blue colour indicates the events related to preemting call.
i

MS BTSold BSC old MSC BSCnew BTSnew

All TCHs in the old BTS are busy...

DT1 (HO RQD)*


CR (HO REQ)*
(Preemption
indicator=allowed)

ATTCHSEI (1.)*
ATCHSMBS (1.)*
FHREQ

BWHCI
(Cause: forced, DT1 (HO RQD)
external target
cell included) (Cause: Preemption- CR (HO REQ)
Start T7 (Cause: Preemption)

ATTCHSEI (1.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

CHNAV

CHNAK
CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)
Start T_MSRFPCI
DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD)

Stop T7 Start Trr7 (***)

ATINBHDO (7.)

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
FACCH Start T8

Continuation of inter-BSC handover procedures for preempted call...


I (HO CMP)
FACCH
SUCTCHSE (1.)

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MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

DT1 (HO CMP)

Stop Trr7 (***)

DT1 (CL CMD)


(Cause: handover
Stop T8 successful)

SUINBHDO (7.)
RELRQ

RELCN
DT1 (CL CMP)
RCHRL
RLSD
RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.)*

RLC
CHNAV*

Start TTRAU*
CHNAK*

Start T_MSRFPCI* CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)*


DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD)*
Stop TTRAU*
Start Trr7 (***) Start T8

ATINBHDO (*)

I (HO CMD)*
FACCH

Continuation of preempting incoming MSC-controlled handover procedure...

(*) Events related to preemting call

(**) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of inter-BSC handover this is done on
the CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE for the TCH in the target BTS.

(***) Trr7 is an MSC timer which supervises the receipt of a HO CMP after transmission of a HO CMD.

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1.2.11 HSCSD

1.2.11.1 Successful HSCSD Call, Mobile Originating, 3 TCHs Used

MS BTS BSC MSC

CHNREQ
RACH
CHNRD

NATTSDPE
NACSUCPR (3.)
ATIMASCA (4.)
If last SDCCH start
ASDCALTI
CHNAV (SDCCH)

CHNAK

IACMD (IMASS)
UI (IMASS)
AGCH TACCBPRO (2.)
SUIMASCA (4.)
NACSUCPR (2.)
SABM (CMSREQ)
SDCCH
ESTIN (CMSREQ)
UA
SDCCH NSUCCHPC (4.)
CR (CL3I; CMSREQ)
MRPCI
CC (CICMD)
ENCRY (CIMCMD)
I (CIMCMD)
SDCCH
I (CLAMCH)
SDCCH DATIN (CLAMCH)
I (CIMCMP) DT1 (CLUPD)
SDCCH DATIN (CIMCMP)
DT1 (CICMP)

SETUP
SDCCH
DATIN (SETUP)
DT1 (SETUP)

DT1 (CPROC)
DATRQ (CPROC)
I (CPROC)
SDCCH DT1 (ASREQ)

ATTCHSEI (1.) (*)


TASSATT (2.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

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MS BTS BSC MSC

PHCRQ

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start) (*)


PHCCN

CHNAV (mCH) (**)


(Activation type: related
Start TTRAU to normal assignment
procedure)

CHNAV (sCH1) (**)


(Activation type: related
Start TTRAU to multislot configuration)

CHNAV (sCH2) (**)


(Activation type: related to
Start TTRAU multislot configuration)

CHNAK (mCH) (**)


Start T_MSRFPCI
CHNAK (sCH1) (**)
Start T_MSRFPCI
CHNAK (sCH2) (**)
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (ASS CMD)

Stop TTRAU (***)


I (ASS CMD)
SDCCH
SABM
FACCH ESTIN
UA
FACCH
TNTCHCL (1.)
TNMSCNCL (3.)
I (ASS CMP)
FACCH
DATIN (ASS CMP)
DT1 (ASS CMP)

SUCTCHSE (1.) (*)


TASSSUCC (2.)

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MS BTS BSC MSC

MRPCI (mCH) (**)

Stop T_MSRFPCI

MRPCI (sCH1) (**)

Stop T_MSRFPCI

MRPCI (sCH2) (**)

Stop T_MSRFPCI

RELRQ

RELCN

RELCHRL

RCHRA

ASDCALTI
(stop)

DT1 (ALERT)
DATRQ (ALERT)
I (ALERT)
FACCH DT1 (CONNECT)
DATRQ (CONNECT)
I (CONNECT)
FACCH
I (CONACK)
FACCH
DATIN (CONACK)
DT1 (CONACK)

Call phase ...

(*) Note: This counter counts as many events as TCHs are used for the HSCSD call.
(**) mCH = main channel
sCH1 = 1. secondary channel
sCH2 = 2. secondary channel

(***) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on
transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.

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1.2.11.2 Successful Inter-cell Handover of an HSCSD Call (3 TCHs Used),


Intra-BSC

MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

Call in progress

UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH
UI (MEAS REP)
SACCH BWHCI
Start THORQST (With HO cause)
ATTCHSEI (1.) (****)
ATINHIRC (*)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)

CHNAV (mCH) (**)

Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)


CHNAV (sCH)1 (**)

Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)


CHNAV (sCH2) (**)

Start TTRAU MTCHBUTI (1.) (start)


CHNAK (mCH) (**)
Start T_MSRFPCI
CHNAK (sCH1) (**)
Start T_MSRFPCI

CHNAK (sCH2) (**)


Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (HO CMD)


I (HO CMD)
Start T8
FACCH
AININIRH
HO ACCESS AOUINIRH (*)
FACCH
Start T3124
HO ACCESS
FACCH HANDO
Stop TTRAU (**)

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MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

UI (PHYS INFO)
FACCH
Stop T3124
Start T3105
SABM
FACCH
Stop T3105
ESTIN
UA
FACCH
TNTCHCL (1.)
TNMSCNCL (3.)
I (HO CMP)
DATIN (HO CMP)
FACCH
Stop T8

SINTHINT (*)
SININIRH
SOUINIRH (*)
SINHOBSC (*)

DT1 (HOPER)
(With HO cause)
SUCTCHSE (1.) (****)

MRPCI (mCH) (**)

Stop T_MSRFPCI

MRPCI (sCH1) (**)

Stop T_MSRFPCI

MRPCI (sCH2) (**)

Stop T_MSRFPCI

RELRQ

RELCN

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MS BTSold BTSnew BSC MSC

RCHRL

RCHRL

RCHRL

RCHRA

(*****)
MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)
RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

Call continuation ...

(*) Note: Subcounter depends on the handover cause value contained in the HANDOVER CONDITION
INDICATION.
(**) mCH = main channel
sCH1 = 1. secondary channel
sCH2 = 2. secondary channel

(***) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of intra-BSC handover this is done
after receipt of the HANDOVER DETECT message.

(****) Note: This counter counts as many events as TCHs are used for the HSCSD call.

(*****) Note: The number of the channels to be released in the old cell depends on the number of TCHs used
for the HSCSD call in the old cell (the number of TCHs used can change during the handover proce-
dure, depending on the number of channels available).

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1.2.11.3 Forced Intra-cell Handover During HSCSD Assignment Procedure

MS BTS BSC MSC

HSCSD call setup (see 1.2.11.1)

Not enough DT1 (ASREQ) (****)


adjacent
TCHs ATTCHSEI (1.) (*)
TASSATT (2.)
If last TCH start
AALTCHTI (1.)
CHNAV (new TCH)

Start TTRAU
CHNAK
Start T_MSRFPCI

DATRQ (ASS CMD)


I (ASS CMD)
Old FACCH Start T10

ATINHIAC (7.)
SABM
New FACCH ESTIN

UA Stop TTRAU (***)


TNTCHCL (1.)
New FACCH

I (ASS CMP)
New FACCH DATIN (ASS CMP)
Stop T10

SINTHITA (7.)
SINHOBSC (12.)
MRPCI

Stop T_MSRFPCI

RELRQ
DT1 (HOPER)
RELCN (Cause: O & M
intervention) SUCTCHSE (1.)
RELCHRL

RCHRA

MTCHBUTI (1.) (stop)


AALTCHTI (1.) (stop)

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MS BTS BSC MSC

PHCRQ (****)

MTCHBUTI (1.) (start) (*) (****)

PHCCN (****)

CHNAV (mCH) (**) (****)


(Activation type: related
Start TTRAU to normal assignment
procedure)

CHNAV (sCH1) (**) (****)


(Activation type: related to
Start TTRAU multislot configuration)

CHNAV (sCH2) (**) (****)


(Activation type: related to
Start TTRAU multislot configuration)

HSCSD call setup continuation (see 1.2.11.1)

(*) Note: This counter counts as many events as TCHs are used for the HSCSD call.
(**) mCH = main channel
sCH1 = 1. secondary channel
sCH2 = 2. secondary channel

(***) TTRAU is stopped when the BTS receives the (idle) TRAU frames from the TRAU. This happens when
the BSC throughconnects the Asub-TCH to the Abis-TCH. In case of TCH Assignment this is done on
transmission of the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.
(****) Events related to HSCSD TCH request.

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1.2.12 Signalling Transactions without TCH

1.2.12.1 Successful Location Update (Phase 2 MS)

MS BTS BSC MSC

CHNREQ
RACH CHNRD

NATTSDPE
NACSUCPR (3.)
ATIMASCA (5.)
If last SDCCH start
ASDCALTI

CHNAV (SDCCH)

CHNAK

IACMD (IMASS)
UI (IMASS)
AGCH TACCBPRO (2.)
SUIMASCA (5.)
NACSUCPR (2.)
SABM (LUREQ)
ESTIN (LUREQ)
SDCCH

UA NSUCCHPC (5.)
SDCCH NASUSDPE

CR (CL3I; LUREQ)
MRPCI
CC

Optional: Authentication & Ciphering Procedure (see 1.2.1.1)

DT1 (LUACC)
DATRQ (LUACC)
I (LUACC)
SDCCH
I (TRCMP)
SDCCH DATIN (TRCMP)
DT1 (TRCMP)

DT1 (CL CMD)

DT1 (CL CMP)


DATRQ (CHREL)
I (CHREL)
SDCCH

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MS BTS BSC MSC

DESAC
RLSD

DISC RLC
SDCCH RELIN
UA
SDCCH RCHRL (SDCCH)

RCHRA

ASDCALTI (stop)

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1.2.12.2 Successful IMSI Detach (Phase 2 MS)

MS BTS BSC MSC

CHNREQ
RACH
CHNRD

NATTSDPE
NACSUCPR (3.)
ATIMASCA (6.)
If last SDCCH start
ASDCALTI
CHNAV (SDCCH)

CHNAK

IACMD (IMASS)
UI (IMASS)
AGCH TACCBPRO (2.)
SUIMASCA (6.)
NACSUCPR (2.)

SABM (IMDETIN)
ESTIN (IMDETIN)
SDCCH
UA
SDCCH
NSUCCHPC (6.)
NASUSDPE
CR (CL3I; IMDETIN)
MRPCI

CREF
DATRQ (CHREL)
I (CHREL)
SDCCH

DESAC
DISC
SDCCH RELIN
UA
SDCCH RCHRL (SDCCH)

RCHRA

ASDCALTI (stop)

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1.2.12.3 Unsuccessful Immediate Assignment Procedure, No SDCCH


Available

MS BTS BSC MSC

CHNREQ
RACH CHNRD

NATTSDPE
ATSDCMBS
NACSUCPR (3.), (1.) (**)
ATIMASCA (5.)
IACMD (IMASSRJ)
UI (IMASSRJ)
AGCH TACCBPRO (2.)
Start T3122 NACSUCPR (2.)

..
..
.
Expiry T3122

CHNREQ (*)
RACH

(*) T3122 is started in the MS on receipt of an IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT. When it expires, the
MS attempts another access to the cell.
(**) Subcounter (1.) is only increased if the access cause is ’answer to paging’.

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1.2.12.4 Unsuccessful Immediate Assignment Procedure, No AGCH


Available

MS BTS BSC MSC

CHNREQ
RACH
CHNRD

NATTSDPE,
NACSUCPR (3.), (1.) (**)
ATIMASCA (*)
If last SDCCH start
ASDCALTI
CHNAV (SDCCH)

CHNAK

IACMD (IMASS)

No AGCH TACCBPRO (2.)


available SUIMASCA (*)
NACSUCPR (2.)

DELIN (*)

NACSUCPR (2.) decreased by 1


ASDCALTI (stop)

(*) Subcounter depends on the access cause.


(**) Subcounter (1.) is only increased if the access cause is ’answer to paging’.

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1.2.13 Short Message Service

1.2.13.1 Successful SMS Mobile Originating in Idle Mode (Phase 2 MS)

MS BTS BSC MSC


CHNREQ
RACH CHNRD

NATTSDPE
NACSUCPR (3.)
ATIMASCA (6.)
If last SDCCH start
ASDCALTI
CHNAV (SDCCH)

CHNAK

IACMD (IMASS)
UI (IMASS)
AGCH TACCBPRO (2.)
SUIMASCA
NACSUCPR (2.)
SABM (CMSREQ)
SDCCH ESTIN (CMSREQ)
UA
SDCCH NSUCCHPC (6.)
NASUSDPE

CR (CL3I; CMSREQ)
MRPCI
CC

Optional: Authentication & Ciphering Procedure (see 1.2.1.1)

DT1 (TRCMD)
DATRQ (TRCMD)
I (TRCMD)
SDCCH
SABM (SAPI 3)
SDCCH ESTIN (SAPI 3)
UA (SAPI 3)
SDCCH
I (TRCMP)
DATIN (TRCMP)
SDCCH DT1 (TRCMP)

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MS BTS BSC MSC

I (CPDAT; RPDA)
SDCCH
DATIN (CPDAT; RPDA)
DT1 (CPDAT; RPDA)

DT1 (CPACK)
DATRQ (CPACK)
I (CPACK)
SDCCH DT1 (CPDAT; RPAC)
I (CPDAT (RPAC) DATRQ (CPDAT; RPAC)
SDCCH DT1 (CL CMD)
DATRQ (CHREL)
I (CHREL)
SDCCH
DESAC
DISC
SDCCH
RELIN
UA DT1 (CL CMP)
SDCCH
RELRQ

RELCN
RLSD

RLC
RCHRL (SDCCH)

RCHRA

ASDCALTI (stop)

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1.2.13.2 Successful SMS Mobile Terminating in Idle Mode (Phase 2 MS)

MS BTS BSC MSC

UDT (PAGIN)
PGCMD
UI (PAGREQ)
PCH TACCBPRO (1.)
CHNREQ
CHNRD
RACH

NATTSDPE
NACSUCPR (1.), (3.)
ATIMASCA (6.)
If last SDCCH start
ASDCALTI
CHNAV (SDCCH)

CHNAK

IACMD (IMASS)
UI (IMASS)
AGCH TACCBPRO (2.)
SUIMASCA (6.)
NACSUCPR (2.)
SABM (PAGRES)
SDCCH ESTIN (PAGRES)
UA
SDCCH NSUCCHPC (1.)
NASUSDPE

CR (CL3I; PAGRES)
MRPCI
CC

Optional: Authentication & Ciphering Procedure (see 1.2.1.1)

DT1 (TRCMD)
DATIN (TRCMD)
I (TRCMD)
SDCCH DT1 (CPDAT; RPDA)
ESTRQ (SAPI 3)
SABM (SAPI 3)
SDCCH
I (TRCMP)
DATIN (TRCMP)
SDCCH DT1 (TRCMP)

UA (SAPI 3)
ESTCN (SAPI 3)
SDCCH
DATRQ (CPDAT; RPDA)
I (CPDAT; RPDA)
SDCCH

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MS BTS BSC MSC

I (CPACK)
DATIN (CPACK)
SDCCH DT1 (CPACK)
I (CPDAT; RPAC)
DATIN (CPDAT; RPAC)
SDCCH DT1 (CPDAT; RPAC)

DT1 (CPACK)
DATRQ (CPACK)
I (CPACK)
SDCCH DT1 (CL CMD)
DATRQ (CHREL)
I (CHREL)
SDCCH DT1 (CL CMP)
DISC
SDCCH
DESAC
UA RLSD
RELIN
SDCCH
RLC
RELRQ

RELCN

RCHRL (SDCCH)

RCHRA

ASDCALTI (stop)

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1.2.13.3 Successful SMS Mobile Originating in Connected Mode

MS BTS BSC MSC

Call in progress

I (CMSREQ)
FACCH DATIN (CMSREQ)
DT1 (CMSREQ)

DT1 (CMSACC)
DATRQ (CMSACC)
I (CMSACC)
FACCH

SABM (SAPI 3)
SACCH ESTIN (SAPI 3)
UA (SAPI 3)
SACCH

I (CPDAT; RPDA)
SACCH DATIN (CPDAT; RPDA)
DT1 (CPDAT; RPDA)

DT1 (CPACK)
DATRQ (CPACK)
I (CPACK) DT1 (CPDAT; RPAC)
SACCH DATRQ (CPDAT; RPAC)
I (CPDAT; RPAC)
SACCH

Call continuation ...

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1.2.13.4 Successful SMS Mobile Terminating in Connected Mode

MS BTS BSC MSC

Call in progress

DT1 (CPDAT; RPDA)


ESTRQ (SAPI 3)
SABM (SAPI 3)
SACCH
UA (SAPI 3)
SACCH ESTCN (SAPI 3)

DATRQ (CPDAT; RPDA)


I (CPDAT; RPDA)
SACCH

I (CPACK)
SACCH DATIN (CPACK)
I (CPDAT; RPAC) DT1 (CPACK)
SACCH
DATIN (CPDAT; RPAC)
DT1 (CPDAT; RPAC)

DT1 (CPACK)
DATRQ (CPACK)
I (CPACK)
SACCH

Call continuation ...

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1.2.14 Advanced Speech Call Items (ASCI) Procedures

1.2.14.1 VGCS Setup Procedure

MS BTS BSC MSC

Call setup procedure like for normal calls

ASS CMP

CR (VVS)

CC (VVSA)

Ongoing Group Call

Note: The VGCS Setup procedure is started from MSC, when the BSC has assigned a dedicated TCH to the
calling subscriber.

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1.2.14.2 Immediate Setup Procedure

MS BTS BSC MSC

Group Call Emergency Call Setup Request (sent from MS)

IMASS
IMASS

SABME (IMSETUP)
ESTIN (IMSETUP)
CR (CL3I;IMSETUP)
UA (IMSETUP)
CC () or CC (ASS REQ)

Ongoing Emergency Group Call

Note: In case a MS originates an emergency VGCS call,the BSC has to manage the Immedate Setup proce-
dure.

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1.2.14.3 Common VGCS TCH Assignment

MS BTS BSC MSC

Group Call Setup

I (ASS CMP) VVSA

CR (VVRQ)

TASSATVS
CHNAV

CHNAK

UPLBUSY UPLBUSY

NOTCMD
NOTCMD
NCH NNNOTNCH
CC (VVAR)

TASSUCVS
CONNECT

Ongoing Group Call

Note: By means of this procedure, performed for every cell involved in the VGCS call, the BSC activates the
common VGCS TCH, used in this way:
- downlink: by all further listening subscribers
- uplink: by the subsequent talking subscribers
by the subscriber/dispatcher which terminates the call

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1.2.14.4 Free Uplink Procedure

MS BTS BSC1 MSC BSC 2

Current talking subscriber releases its dedicated channel

UPRI
DATIN (UPRI)
UPRI
UPLFREE UPRC
UPLFREE CL CMD
DATRQ (CHREL)
CHREL

DESAC CLCMP
DISC (TCH)
RLD

UA RELIN RLC

RCHRL

RCHRA

The other MSs may attempt to seize the uplink common VGCS channel, in order to
talk

Note: This procedure is used by the talking subscriber to release the dedicated channel (TCH). After this pro-
cedure othe listening subscribers may attempt to seize the uplink common VGCS channel in order to be-
come the subsequent talking subscriber in the group call.

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1.2.14.5 Successful Uplink Allocation Procedure


.. .. ..
MS .. BTS .. BSC .. MSC
. . .
... from Free Uplink procedure

UPLFREE

UPLACC TALKDET
UPRQ
VGCS UPLGRT
UPRA
UPLBUSY UPLBUSY

SABM (TALKIND) ESTIN (TALKIND)


UPCF
UA (TALKIND)
CR (ASS REQ)
PHCRQ

PHCCN

CHNAV

CHNAK

DATRQ (ASS CMD)


ASS CMD

SABM

UA ESTIN

ASS CMP
DATIN (ASS CMP)
DT1 (ASS CMP)

Ongoing Group Call

Note: This procedure is used by a listening subscriber to attempt to seize the uplink common VGCS channel
(TCH). When the MS is informed about the successful seizure it then moves to a dedicated channel
(TCH) and becomes new talking subscriber. The procedurte is not applied to the calling subscriber during
setup phase, when the MS moves from SDCCH to the dedicated TCH, as for normal call.

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1.2.14.6 Uplink Seized Procedure

MS BTS BSC1 MSC BSC 2

Ongoing Group Call

UPRQ

UPRA
UPSC
UPLBUSY
UPLBUSY

UPCF

Uplink allocation procedure / Ongoing Group Call

Note: With this procedure the MSC informs a BSC that a MS belonging to another BSC area has successfully
seized the uplink common VGCS channel (TCH). Then the BSS notify to it's MSs that the channel is
busy.

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1.2.14.7 VGCS Call Originated by a Dispatcher

MS BTS BSC MSC

VVS

VVSA

UPRC

CR (VVRQ)

TASSATVS
CHNAV

CHNAK

UPLFREE UPLFREE

NOTCMD NOTCMD
NCH
NNNOTNCH
CC (VVAR)

TASSUCVS
CONNECT

Note: After having received the VGCS SETUP ACK, MSC sends to BSC the UPLINK RELEASE CMD to indi-
cate that the call has been initiated by a dispatcher. As a consequence, UPLINK FREE is sent on the
common channel(s) because a listening subscriber can seize the uplink.

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1.2.14.8 Complete Sequence of ASCI Call Setup and Release

MS BTS BSC MSC

CHNREQ CHNRD

CHNAV

CHNAK

IACMD (IMASS)
IMASS

CHNREQ
ESTIN (CMS REQ)
CL3 (CL3I;CMSREQ)

AUTREQ

AUTRES

CC (CICMD)
ENCRY (CIMCMD)
CIMCMD

CIMCMP
DATIN (CIMCMP)
DT1 (CICMP)
SETUP

ASS REQ (TCH to call sub.)


CHNAV

CHNAK

ASS CMD
ASS CMD

SABM ESTIN ASS CMP

CR (VVS)

CC (VVSA)

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MS BTS BSC MSC

CR (VVRQ)

TASSATVS
+1 in each cell incl.
in Group Call Area

CHNAV

CHNAK

UPLINKBUSY
UPLINKBUSY
NOTCMD
NOTCMD
NCH NNNOTNCH

SET SYSINFO 10
CC (VVAR)

TASSATVS
+1 in each cell incl.
in Group Call Area

CC (VVRQ)

CC (VVAR)
CONNECT

Ongoing Group Call

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MS BTS BSC MSC

Termination request from an ongoing Group Call

CL CMD
CHREL DATRQ (CHREL)

DESAC CL CMP
DISC (TCH calling)
RLSD
RELIN
UA RLC
RCHRL

RCHRA

CHREL CHREL (UI)


CL CMD
DESAC

RCHRL

RCHRA

CL CMD

All Res. Contr. SCCP


conn. and associated
VGCS TCHs released CL CMD

CL CMP

RLSD

RLC

End of Group Call

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1.2.15 Other Procedures

1.2.15.1 Idle Traffic Channel Supervision

MS BTS BSC MSC

RESIN (*)

ILUPLKIC MEITCHIB

.. ..
.. ..
. .

RESIN (*)

ILUPLKIC MEITCHIB

(*) Contains the idle TCH measurements for all TCHs of the TRX currently not used for a call.

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1.2.15.2 Uplink and Downlink Measurement Reports at Abis

MS BTS BSC MSC

MEAS REP
MESRS (MEAS REP) (*)

PWRUPDW

.. ..
.. .. .. ..
. . .. ..
. .
MEAS REP
MESRS (MEAS REP) (*)

PWRUPDW

(*) Measurement Reports are transmitted for each TCH of the TRX currently seized by a call.

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1.2.15.3 IMSI Trace Invocation for Normal Call Setup

MS BTS BSC MSC

Call setup ...

I (CMSREQ)
SDCCH
ESTIN (CMSREQ)
CR (CL3I; CMSREQ)
MRPCI
CC (MSIT)

DT1 (CICMD)
STRAC
I (CIMCMD)
SDCCH ENCRY (CIMCMD)

STRACACK
I (CLAMCH)
DATIN (CLAMCH)
SDCCH DT1 (CLUPD)
I (CIMCMP)
DATIN (CIMCMP)
SDCCH DT1 (CICMP)

DT1 (TRCMD)
DATRQ (TRCMD)
I (TRCMD)
SDCCH
TMEASRES (MEASREP)

Call setup continuation and completion...

TMEASRES (MEASREP)

TMEASRES (MEASREP)

Call continuation ...

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1.2.15.4 IMSI Trace Invocation for Incoming Inter-BSC Handover

MS BTSold BSCold MSC BSCnew BTSnew

CR (HO REQ)
CHNAV (New TCH)

CHNAK
CC (HO RAC; HO CMD)

DT1 (HO CMD; HO CMD)


DT1 (MSIT)
DATRQ (HO CMD)
I (HO CMD)
FACCH

Continuation of handover procedure ...

I (HO CMP)
FACCH
DATIN (HO CMP)
DT1 (HO CMP)
MRPCI
DT1 (CL CMD)
(Cause: handover STRAC
successful)
RELRQ
STRACACK
DT1 (CL CMP)
RELCN
RLSD
RCHRL (Old TCH)

RCHRA
RLC
TMEASRES (MEASREP)

TMEASRES (MEASREP)

Call continuation ...

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2 Counter / Message Abbreviations


Abbreviation Long Name Type

-A-

AGCH ACCESS GRANT CHANNEL Um Channel


ALERT ALERTING DTAP Message
ASS CMD ASSIGNMENT COMMAND DTAP Message
ASS CMP ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE DTAP Message
ASS CMP ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE BSSMAP Message
ASS FAIL ASSIGNMENT FAILURE DTAP Message
ASS FAI ASSIGNMENT FAILURE BSSMAP Message
ASS REQ ASSIGNMENT REQUEST BSSMAP Message
AUTREP AUTHENTICATION RESPONCE DTAP Message
AUTREQ AUTHENTICATION REQUEST DTAP Message

--B-

BCCH BROADCAST CONROL CHANNEL Um Channel


BCINF BCCH INFORMATION Um Message
BWHCI INTERCELL HANDOVER CONDITION INDICA- Abis RSL Message
TION
BSSMAP BASE STATION MANAGEMENT APPLICATION A-Protocol
PART
-C-

CC CONNECTION CONFIRM SCCP Message


CCONF CALL CONFIRMED DTAP Message
CHMM CHANNEL MODE MODIFY DTAP Message
CHMMACK CHANNEL MODE MODIFY ACKNOWLEDGE DTAP Message
CHNAK CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACKNOWLEDGE Abis RSL Message
CHNAV CHANNEL ACTIVATION Abis RSL Message
CHNRD CHANNEL REQUIRED Abis RSL Message
CHNREQ CHANNEL REQUEST Um Message
CHREL CHANNEL RELEASE DTAP Message
CICMD CIPHER MODE COMMAND BSSMAP Message
CICMP CIPHER MODE COMPLETE BSSMAP Message
CIMCMD CIPHERING MODE COMMAND DTAP Message
CIMCMP CIPHERING MODE COMPLETE DTAP Message
CLAMCH CLASSMARK CHANGE DTAP Message
CL CMD CLEAR COMMAND BSSMAP Message
CL CMP CLEAR COMPLETE BSSMAP Message
CLUPD CLASSMARK UPDATE BSSMAP Message
CL REQ CLEAR REQUEST BSSMAP Message
CL3I COMPLETE LAYER 3 INFORMATION BSSMAP Message
CMSACC CM SERVICE ACCEPT DTAP Message

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Abbreviation Long Name Type

CMSREQ CM SERVICE REQUEST DTAP Message


CONACK CONNECT ACKNOWLEDGE DTAP Message
CONNECT CONNECT DTAP Message
CPACK SHORT MESSAGE CP-ACK DTAP Message
CPDAT SHORT MESSAGE CP-DATA DTAP Message
CPROC CALL PROCEEDING DTAP Message
CR CONNECTION REQUEST SCCP Message
CREF CONNECTION REFUSED SCCP Message

-D-

DATIN DATA INDICATION Abis RSL Message


DATRQ DATA REQUEST Abis RSL Message
DELIN DELETE INDICATION Abis RSL Message
DESAC DEACTIVATE SACCH Abis RSL Message
DISC DISCONNECT DTAP Message
DTAP DIRECT TRANSFER APPLICATION PART Protocol
(MS<->BSC,
MS<->MSC)
DT1 DATA FORM 1 SCCP Message

-E-

EMSETUP EMERGENCY SETUP DTAP Message


ENCRY ENCRYPTION COMMAND Abis RSL Message
ESTCN ESTABLISH CONFIRM Abis RSL Message
ESTIN ESTABLISH INDICATION Abis RSL Message
ESTRQ ESTABLISH REQUEST Abis RSL Message

-F-

FACCH FAST ASSOCIATED CONTROL CHANNEL Um Channel


FACIL FACILITY DTAP Message
FHREQ FORCED HO REQUEST Abis RSL Message
FR FULL RATE Speech Version

-G-

-H-

HANDO HANDOVER DETECTION Abis RSL Message


HO CMD HANDOVER COMMAND DTAP Message
HO CMP HANDOVER COMPLETE DTAP Message

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Abbreviation Long Name Type

HO DET HANDOVER DETECT BSSMAP Message


HO FAIL HANDOVER FAILURE DTAP Message
HO FAI HANDOVER FAILURE BSSMAP Message
HO PER HANDOVER PERFORMED BSSMAP Message
HO RAC HANDOVER REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGE BSSMAP Message
HO REQ HANDOVER REQUEST BSSMAP Message
HO RQD HANDOVER REQUIRED BSSMAP Message
HO RRJ HANDOVER REQUIRED REJECT BSSMAP Message
HR HALF RATE Speech Version

-I-

I INFORMATION Um layer2 Message


IACMD IMMEDIATE ASSIGN COMMAND Abis RSL Message
IMASS IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT DTAP Message
IMASSRJ IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT DTAP Message
IMDETIN IMSI DETACH INDICATION DTAP Message
IMSETUP IMMEDIATE SETUP MESSAGE BSSM

-J-

-K-

-L-

LUACC LOCATION UPDATING ACCEPT DTAP Message


LUREQ LOCATION UPDATING REQUEST DTAP Message

-M-

MEAS REP MEASUREMENT REPORT Um Message


MESRS MEASUREMENT RESULT Abis RSL Message
MOMAK MODE MODIFY ACKNOWLEDGE Abis RSL Message
MOMRQ MODE MODIFY REQUEST Abis RSL Message
MRPCI MS RF POWER CAPABILITY INDICATION Abis RSL Message
MSIT MSC INVOKE TRACE BSSMAP Message

-N-

NCH NOTIFICATION CHANNEL UM Channel


NOTCMD NOTIFICATION COMMAND SRSL

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Abbreviation Long Name Type

-O-

-P-

PAGIN PAGING BSSMAP Message


PAGREQ PAGING REQUEST Um Message
PAGRES PAGING RESPONSE DTAP Message
PAREA PREFERRED AREA Abis RSL Message
PAREQ PREFERRED AREA REQUEST Abis RSL Message
PCH PAGING CHANNEL Um Channel
PGCMD PAGING COMMAND Abis RSL Message
PHCCN PHYSICAL CONTEXT CONFIRM Abis RSL Message
PHCRQ PHYSICAL CONTEXT REQUEST Abis RSL Message
PROGRES PROGRESS DTAP Message

-Q-
QUIND QUEUING INDICATION BSSMAP Message

-R-

RACH RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL Um channel


RCHRA RF CHANNEL RELEASE ACKNOWLEDGE Abis RSL Message
RCHRL RF CHANNEL RELEASE Abis RSL Message
RELCMP RELEASE COMPLETE DTAP Message
RELCN RELEASE CONFIRM Abis RSL Message
RELEAS RELEASE DTAP Message
RELIN RELEASED INDICATION Abis RSL Message
RELRQ RELEASE REQUEST Abis RSL Message
RESIN RF RESOURCE INDICATION Abis RSL Message
RETRACK RETRIEVE ACKNOWLEDGE DTAP Message
RETRV RETRIEVE DTAP Message
RLC RELEASE COMPLETE SCCP Message
RLSD RELEASED SCCP Message
RPAC RP-ACK SMRP Message
RPDA RP-DATA SMRP Message
RSL RADIO SIGNALLING LINK Abis-Protocol

-S-

SABM SET ASYNCHRONOUS BALANCED MODE Um layer2 Message


SACFL SACCH FILLING Abis RSL Message
SACCH SLOW ASSOCIATED CONTROL CHANNEL Um Channel
SBCCM SMS BROADCAST COMMAND Abis RSL Message

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Abbreviation Long Name Type

SCCP SIGNALLING CONNECTION CONTROL PART CCS7 User Part


SDCCH STAND ALONE DEDICTED CONTROL CHAN- Um Channel
NEL
SETUP SETUP DTAP Message
SPDACK STOP DTMF ACKNOWLEDGE DTAP Message
SPDTMF STOP DTMF DTAP Message
STDACK START DTMF ACKNOWLEDGE DTAP Message
STDTMF START DTMF DTAP Message
STRAC START TRACE Abis RSL Message
STRACACK START TRACE ACKNOWLEDGE Abis RSL Message

-T-

TALKDET TALKER DETECT MESSAGE DTAP


TALKIND TALKER INDICATION MESSAGE DTAP
TCH TRAFFIC CHANNEL Um Channel
TMEASRES TRACE MEASUREMENT RESULTS Abis RSL Message
TRCMD TMSI REALLOCATION COMMAND DTAP Message
TRCMP TMSI REALLOCATION COMPLETE DTAP Message

-U-

UA UNNUMBERED ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Um layer2 Message


UDT UNIT DATA SCCP Message
UI UNNUMBERED INFORMATION Um layer2 Message
UPCF UPLINK REQUEST CONFIRM MESSAGE BSSM
UPLACC UPLINK ACCESS DTAP
UPLGRT UPLINK GRANT MESSAGE DTAP
UPLINKBUSY UPLINK BUSY MESSAGE DTAP
UPLINKFREE UPLINK FREE MESSAGE DTAP
UPLREL UPLINK RELEASE DTAP
UPRA UPLINK REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGE BSSM
UPRC UPLINK RELEASE COMMAND BSSM
UPRI UPLINK RELEASE INDICATION BSSM
UPRQ UPLINK REQUEST MESSAGE BSSM
UPSC UPLINK SEIZED COMMAND BSSM

-V-

VVAR VGCS ASSIGNMENT RESULT BSSM


VVRQ VGCS ASSIGNMENT REQUEST MESSAGE BSSM
VVS VGCS SETUP MESSAGE BSSM
VVSA VGCS SETUP ACKNOWLEDGE BSSM

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Abbreviation Long Name Type

-W-

WIHCI INTRACELL HANDOVER CONDITION INDICA- Abis RSL Message


TION

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3 Abbreviations
ASCI Advanced Speech Call Items
BSC Base Station Controller
BSIC Base Station Identity Code
BTS Base Transceiver Station
MS Mobile Station
MSC Mobile-Services Switching Center
SBS Siemens Base Station System
TMSI Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity
VGCS Voice Group Call Service

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