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AUTOMATIC CELL BARRING


INHIBITION

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When "DISABLED", the cell barring is not automatically


applied . Only access class barring is apply.

ALCATEL MSC)

RESET received from the MSC


When an OVERLOAD is received from the MSC (never sent by

SubSystem Prohibited or physical interruption of the signaling channels)

When the BSC detects an isolation from the MSC (reception of

When ENABLED the automatic Cell Barring is applied each


time All the access class have been barred for any reason
not linked to an internal BSC failure:

Controlled by AUTO_BAR_CELLS parameter.


Can be handled from OMC-R. Default value DISABLED

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Automatic Cell Barring: handling in ALCATEL BSC

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At subscription one or more access control classes are allocated to the subscriber
and stored in the SIM. The information providing all authorized classes is broadcast
as system information (together with a bit indicating whether emergency calls may
be made). This information is modified dynamically and therefore the MS has to
check the system information before each attempt to access.
The MS ignores the Access Control information when selecting a cell to camp on,
i.e. it shall not reject a cell for camping on because access on that cell is not
allowed.

3.5.3 Access control : ..

When camped on a cell the MS regularly looks to see if there is a better cell in terms
of a cell re-selection criterion, and if there is, the better cell is selected. Also if one of
the other criteria changes, (e.g., the current serving cell becomes barred), or
there is a downlink signaling failure (see subclause 3.6), a new cell is selected. (This
is called "cell reselection").

Extracts from 3GPP TS 43.022


3.5.1 Barred cells :

Cell Barring: handling in the MS

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This triggers a global move of all the MS located in these


cells. In some circumstances this leads to very abnormal
LOCATION UPDATE traffic.
On the contrary the Access Class Barring (which is always
applied before the cell barring) does not trigger such global
behavior: the MS will wait for the unbarring of the access
class before requesting any access to the network. It will
perform cell reselection only for radio quality reason. The
LOCATION UPDATE traffic will only result from the normal
mobility of subscribers.

all the cells controlled by one BSC in case of #7 isolation


All the cells of all the BSCs after a restart of the MSC

The automatic Cell Barring (when "enabled") is generally


applied simultaneously to several cells:

Cell Barring: analysis 1/3

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this circumstance even if "enabled"


Emergency call from the mobile: When Cell Barring is applied the MS
can not camp on the cell and then cannot place any call (even
emergency calls).
BSC restart: not applicable, Automatic Cell Barring does not apply in
this circumstance even if "enabled"
RCP restart: Automatic Cell Barring being disabled, the cells will not
be barred, only the access classes will be barred, the MS will not
attempt any cell reselection, they will recover access to the network
when their access class will be unbarred, without sending any
LOCATION UPDATE.

#7 overload : not applicable, Automatic Cell Barring does not apply in

What happens if Automatic Cell Barring is disabled in the


following circumstances:

Cell Barring: analysis 2/3

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not apply in this circumstance even if "enabled"


#7 isolation detected by the BSC: Automatic Cell Barring being
disabled, the cells will not be barred, only the access classes will be
barred, the MS will not attempt any cell reselection, they will recover
access to the network when their access class will be unbarred,
without sending any LOCATION UPDATE.

MSC (SSP only) restart : not applicable, Automatic Cell Barring does

What happens if Automatic Cell Barring is disabled in the


following circumstances (continued):

Cell Barring: analysis 3/3

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