How Non Access Stratum procedures works in LTE

The procedures for the Non Access Stratum, especially power management procedures are substantially similar to UMTS. Main change is that the UMTS EPS allows concatenation certain procedures to allow faster creation of connection and media. Create MME UE context, when the UE is on and attaches to the network. Assign a unique ID called SAE […]

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Work details of LTE Core Network Nodes PCRF, HSS, P-GW, S-GW, and MME in LTE

LTE core network also called EPC in SAE is responsible for the complete control of the UE and the creation of media. The main logical nodes LTE EPC are: • PDN Gateway (P-GW) • Serving Gateway (S-GW) • Mobility Management Entity (MME) PCRF of LTE Core Network The political control and charging rules is responsible […]

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LTE Overall Architecture with EPC Network Elements and Functional split between E-UTRAN and EPC

EPS provides the user with a PDN IP connectivity for Internet access and for the operation of services such as Voice over IP (VoIP). An EPS bearer is usually associated with a QoS. Multiple carriers may be set for a user, in order to provide different QoS flows and connectivity to different PDNs. For example, […]

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LTE air interface characteristics & LTE Channel Function

The air interface is the radio-based communication link between the mobile station and the active base station. LTE air interface supports high data rates. LTE uses Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) for downlink transmission to achieve high peak data rates in high spectrum bandwidth. LTE uses Single Carrier Frequency Division Multiple Access (SC-FDMA) for […]

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X2 interface Function in LTE – A Connection between Two eNodeBs

The X2 interface is the interface between the eNodeBs. X2 interface protocol stack is described in Figure. X2 Interface performs the following functions: X2-UP (User Plane) X2-CP (Control Plane) LTE X2-UP (User Plane) The LTE X2-UP protocol tunnels end-user packets between the LTE eNodeBs. The tunneling function supports the identification of packets with the tunnels […]

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S1 interface – A Single Interface between LTE RAN and evolved packet core

The S1 interface is the interface between the LTE RAN and evolved packet core. S1 interface protocol stack is described in Figure. S1 performs the following functions: S1-UP (user plane) S1-CP (control plane) LTE S1-UP (user plane) The S1 user plane external interface (S1-U) is defined between the LTE eNodeB and the LTE S-GW. The […]

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Function of Control plane protocol stacks in LTE

The control plane includes the application protocol. It also includes the signaling bearers for transporting the application protocol messages. The application protocol is used for setting up bearers in the radio network layer. For example, radio access bearers or radio links. Figure shows “Control plane protocol stack” comprises Radio Resource Control (RRC), Packet Data Convergence […]

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Function of User plane protocol stacks in LTE

The user plane includes the data streams and the data bearers for the data streams. The data streams are characterized by one or more frame protocols specified for that interface. Figure shows “User-plane protocol stack” comprise Medium Access Control (MAC), Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP), Radio Link Control (RLC) and Physical (PHY) sub layers. Apart […]

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Evolved Packet Core and Quality of Service QOS in LTE

The LTE related core network evolution is referred to as Evolved Packet Core (EPC). LTE architecture is based on the system architecture evolution (SAE) model defined by the 3G Partnership Project (3GPP). EPC consists of the following network elements: Mobility Management Entity The Mobility Management Entity (MME) is the LTE mobility management and session management […]

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LTE Frame Structure and Resource Block Architecture

LTE Frame Structure The figure below shows the LTE frame structure under Time division mode (TDD) Type 2 and Frequency Division mode (FDD) Type 1. Main differences between the two modes are Frame 0 and frame 5 (always downlink in TDD) Frame 1 and frame 6 is always used as for synchronization in TDD Frame […]

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Downlink Power control in LTE

The eNodeB determines the downlink transmit energy per resource element (EPRE). Downlink cell-specific reference-signal (RS) EPRE is constant across the downlink system bandwidth and constant across all subframes until different cell-specific RS power information is received. The downlink RS EPRE is given by the parameter Reference-signal-power provided by higher layers. In cases 16QAM, 64QAM, spatial […]

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How UE Switch to Service types in LTE?

The action of camping on provides access to services. The network provides different levels of service to a UE in either Idle mode or Connected mode. Three levels of services are defined: LIMITED SERVICE: emergency calls on an acceptable cell. Acceptable cell: UE may camp to obtain limited service like emergency call. The minimum set […]

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