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LAYER 3 MESSAGE DICTIONARY - AIR INTERFACE

Wei Yu

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This document describes the layer 3 messages for the Air interface.

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REVIEW
Ed. 01
Proposal 01
Ed. 01
Proposal 02
Ed. 01
Proposal 03

2006-07-18

Review report MRD/TD/SYT/206174_1

2006-08-24

Review report MRD/TD/SYT/206174_2

2006-09-15

Review report MRD/TD/SYT/206174_3

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Date

Reason for update

Ed. 01
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2006-06-30

Ed. 01
Proposal 02
Ed. 01
Proposal 03
Ed. 01
Released

2006-07-28

This document is based on B9 version 3BK 11203 0111 DSZZA


Ed 04 released.
Following impacts are added:

DTM

Improved Extended UL TBF mode

Usage CPICH Ec/No and CPICH/RSCP measurements for
2G to 3G cell reselection

Fast 3G cell reselection at 2G CS call release

CR20/188166
Update according to review report MRD/TD/SYT/206174_1.
Correct some errors in DTM.
Update according to review report MRD/TD/SYT/206174_2.
Merge CR20/190644.
Update according to review report MRD/TD/SYT/206174_3.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTERNAL REFERENCED DOCUMENTS ......................................................................................... 11
REFERENCED DOCUMENTS ............................................................................................................ 11
RELATED DOCUMENTS .................................................................................................................... 12
PREFACE ............................................................................................................................................ 12
OPEN POINTS / RESTRICTIONS ....................................................................................................... 12
1 INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................................. 13
1.1
Scope ................................................................................................................................... 13
2 GENERAL PRESENTATION ......................................................................................................... 14
2.1
Preliminaries........................................................................................................................ 14
2.2
Messages presentation ...................................................................................................... 14
2.2.1 Introduction.................................................................................................................... 14
2.2.2 The general overview.................................................................................................... 14
2.3
The information element description................................................................................ 15
2.3.1 The bit description ......................................................................................................... 15
2.4
Summary description ......................................................................................................... 15
2.5
Cross reference................................................................................................................... 16
3 LIST OF THE MESSAGES............................................................................................................. 17
4 CROSS REFERENCE ON INFORMATION ELEMENTS .............................................................. 20
5 DESCRIPTION OF THE HEADER ON THE RADIO INTERFACE................................................ 28
5.1
GENERAL DESCRIPTION FOR STANDARD L3 MESSAGE ............................................ 28
5.1.1 PROTOCOL DISCRIMINATOR .................................................................................... 28
5.1.2 TRANSACTION IDENTIFIER/SKIP INDICATOR ......................................................... 29
5.1.3 MESSAGE TYPE .......................................................................................................... 29
5.2
GENERAL DESCRIPTION FOR NON STANDARD L3 MESSAGE ................................... 33
5.2.1 Messages using the short header format.................................................................... 33
5.2.2 Other formats ................................................................................................................ 34
6 RADIO INTERFACE MESSAGES FOR GSM................................................................................ 35
6.1
APPLICATION INFORMATION ........................................................................................... 35
6.1.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ........................................................................................... 36
6.1.2 APDU ID........................................................................................................................ 36
6.1.3 APDU Flags................................................................................................................... 37
6.1.4 APDU Data.................................................................................................................... 38
6.2
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND.................................................................................................. 42
6.2.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ........................................................................................... 44
6.2.2 Channel Description / CHANNEL DESCRIPTION - Phase 1 ....................................... 49
6.2.3 Description of the First Channel, after time / CHANNEL DESCRIPTION 2 - Phase 2. 51
6.2.4 POWER COMMAND..................................................................................................... 53
6.2.5 FREQUENCY LIST, after time / FREQUENCY LIST.................................................... 55
6.2.6 CELL CHANNEL DESCRIPTION ................................................................................. 60
6.2.7 Description of the multislot configuration / MULTISLOT ALLOCATION....................... 61
6.2.8 Mode of the First Channel (Channel Set 1) / CHANNEL MODE .................................. 62
6.2.9 MOBILE ALLOCATION, after time / MOBILE ALLOCATION ....................................... 63
6.2.10 VGCS TARGET MODE INDICATION........................................................................... 64
6.2.11 MULTIRATE CONFIGURATION................................................................................... 65
6.3
ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE ................................................................................................. 68
6.3.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ........................................................................................... 69
6.3.2 RR CAUSE.................................................................................................................... 69
6.4
ASSIGNMENT FAILURE ..................................................................................................... 70
6.4.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ........................................................................................... 71
6.4.2 RR CAUSE.................................................................................................................... 71
6.5
CHANNEL MODE MODIFY ................................................................................................. 72
6.5.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ........................................................................................... 73
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6.5.2 CHANNEL DESCRIPTION - Phase 1........................................................................... 74


6.5.3 Channel Description / CHANNEL DESCRIPTION 2 - Phase2 ..................................... 76
6.5.4 CHANNEL MODE ......................................................................................................... 78
6.5.5 MULTIRATE CONFIGURATION................................................................................... 79
6.6
CHANNEL MODE MODIFY ACK......................................................................................... 82
6.6.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ........................................................................................... 83
6.6.2 CHANNEL DESCRIPTION - Phase 1........................................................................... 83
6.6.3 CHANNEL DESCRIPTION 2 - Phase2......................................................................... 85
6.6.4 CHANNEL MODE ......................................................................................................... 87
6.7
CHANNEL RELEASE .......................................................................................................... 88
6.7.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ........................................................................................... 90
6.7.2 RR CAUSE.................................................................................................................... 92
6.7.3 BA RANGE.................................................................................................................... 93
6.7.4 GROUP CHANNEL DESCRIPTION ............................................................................. 94
6.7.5 GPRS RESUMPTION ................................................................................................... 96
6.7.6 CELL CHANNEL DESCRIPTION ................................................................................. 97
6.7.7 CELL SELECTION INDICATOR AFTER RELEASE OF ALL TCH AND SDCCH...... 103
6.8
CHANNEL REQUEST ........................................................................................................ 106
6.8.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 107
6.9
CIPHERING MODE COMMAND........................................................................................ 109
6.9.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 110
6.9.2 CIPHER MODE SETTING .......................................................................................... 110
6.9.3 CIPHER RESPONSE.................................................................................................. 111
6.10 CIPHERING MODE COMPLETE ....................................................................................... 112
6.10.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 113
6.10.2 MOBILE EQUIPMENT IDENTITY............................................................................... 113
6.11 CLASSMARK CHANGE .................................................................................................... 114
6.11.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 115
6.11.2 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 1 ........................................................................... 116
6.11.3 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 2 ........................................................................... 118
6.11.4 MS CLASSMARK 3..................................................................................................... 121
6.12 CLASSMARK ENQUIRY.................................................................................................... 132
6.12.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 132
6.12.2 CLASSMARK ENQUIRY MASK ................................................................................. 133
6.13 CM RE-ESTABLISHMENT REQUEST .............................................................................. 134
6.13.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 135
6.13.2 CIPHERING KEY SEQUENCE NUMBER .................................................................. 138
6.13.3 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 1 ........................................................................... 139
6.13.4 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 2 ........................................................................... 140
6.13.5 MOBILE IDENTITY ..................................................................................................... 143
6.13.6 LOCATION AREA IDENTIFICATION ......................................................................... 144
6.14 CM SERVICE REQUEST ................................................................................................... 145
6.14.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 146
6.14.2 CM SERVICE TYPE.................................................................................................... 149
6.14.3 CIPHERING KEY SEQUENCE NUMBER .................................................................. 150
6.14.4 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 1 ........................................................................... 151
6.14.5 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 2 ........................................................................... 152
6.14.6 MOBILE IDENTITY ..................................................................................................... 155
6.14.7 PRIORITY LEVEL ....................................................................................................... 156
6.15 DTM ASSIGNMENT COMMAND....................................................................................... 157
6.15.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 158
6.15.2 POWER COMMAND................................................................................................... 162
6.15.3 CHANNEL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 165
6.15.4 GPRS BROADCAST INFORMATION ........................................................................ 167
6.15.5 CELL CHANNEL DESCRIPTION ............................................................................... 172
6.15.6 CHANNEL MODE ....................................................................................................... 173
6.15.7 FREQUENCY LIST ..................................................................................................... 174
6.15.8 MOBILE ALLOCATION ............................................................................................... 177
6.15.9 RR PACKET UL ASSIGNMENT ................................................................................. 178
6.15.10 RR PACKET DL ASSIGNMENT ................................................................................. 183
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6.15.11 MULTIRATE CONFIGURATION................................................................................. 187


6.16 DTM ASSIGNMENT FAILURE .......................................................................................... 190
6.16.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 191
6.16.2 RR CAUSE.................................................................................................................. 191
6.17 DTM INFORMATION.......................................................................................................... 192
6.17.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 193
6.17.2 ROUTING AREA IDENTIFICATION ........................................................................... 193
6.17.3 DTM INFORMATION DETAILS .................................................................................. 194
6.18 DTM REJECT ..................................................................................................................... 195
6.18.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 196
6.18.2 WAIT INDICATION...................................................................................................... 196
6.19 DTM REQUEST.................................................................................................................. 197
6.19.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 198
6.19.2 TEMPORARY LOGICAL LINK IDENTIFIER (TLLI) .................................................... 199
6.19.3 CHANNEL REQUEST DESCRIPTION....................................................................... 200
6.20 E-GPRS PACKET CHANNEL REQUEST ......................................................................... 202
6.20.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 202
6.21 EXTENDED MEASUREMENT ORDER ............................................................................. 204
6.21.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 205
6.21.2 EXTENDED MEASUREMENT FREQUENCY LIST ................................................... 205
6.22 EXTENDED MEASUREMENT REPORT ........................................................................... 206
6.22.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 207
6.22.2 EXTENDED MEASUREMENT RESULTS.................................................................. 208
6.23 GPRS INFORMATION ....................................................................................................... 210
6.23.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 211
6.23.2 TEMPORARY LOGICAL LINK IDENTIFIER (TLLI) .................................................... 211
6.23.3 LLC PDU ..................................................................................................................... 211
6.24 GPRS SUSPENSION REQUEST....................................................................................... 212
6.24.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 213
6.24.2 TEMPORARY LOGICAL LINK IDENTIFIER (TLLI) .................................................... 213
6.24.3 ROUTING AREA IDENTIFICATION (RAI).................................................................. 214
6.24.4 SUSPENSION CAUSE ............................................................................................... 214
6.25 HANDOVER ACCESS ....................................................................................................... 216
6.25.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 216
6.26 HANDOVER COMMAND ................................................................................................... 217
6.26.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 220
6.26.2 CELL DESCRIPTION.................................................................................................. 228
6.26.3 Channel Description / CHANNEL DESCRIPTION - Phase 1 ..................................... 229
6.26.4 Description of the first channel, after time / CHANNEL DESCRIPTION 2 - Phase 2 . 231
6.26.5 HANDOVER REFERENCE......................................................................................... 233
6.26.6 POWER COMMAND AND ACCESS TYPE................................................................ 234
6.26.7 SYNCHRONIZATION INDICATION ........................................................................... 237
6.26.8 FREQUENCY SHORT LIST ....................................................................................... 238
6.26.9 FREQUENCY LIST ..................................................................................................... 241
6.26.10 CELL CHANNEL DESCRIPTION ............................................................................... 245
6.26.11 MULTISLOT ALLOCATION ........................................................................................ 246
6.26.12 CHANNEL MODE ....................................................................................................... 247
6.26.13 FREQUENCY CHANNEL SEQUENCE ...................................................................... 248
6.26.14 MOBILE ALLOCATION, after time.............................................................................. 249
6.26.15 CIPHER MODE SETTING .......................................................................................... 250
6.26.16 MULTIRATE CONFIGURATION................................................................................. 251
6.27 HANDOVER COMPLETE .................................................................................................. 254
6.27.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 255
6.27.2 RR CAUSE.................................................................................................................. 255
6.28 HANDOVER FAILURE....................................................................................................... 256
6.28.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 257
6.28.2 RR CAUSE.................................................................................................................. 257
6.29 IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT............................................................................................... 258
6.29.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 259
6.29.2 L2 PSEUDO LENGTH ................................................................................................ 261
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6.29.3 PAGE MODE / Dedicated mode or TBF ..................................................................... 262


6.29.4 CHANNEL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 264
6.29.5 PACKET CHANNEL DESCRIPTION .......................................................................... 266
6.29.6 REQUEST REFERENCE............................................................................................ 267
6.29.7 TIMING ADVANCE ..................................................................................................... 268
6.29.8 MOBILE ALLOCATION ............................................................................................... 269
6.29.9 IA REST OCTETS....................................................................................................... 270
6.30 IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED .......................................................................... 273
6.30.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 274
6.30.2 L2 PSEUDO LENGTH ................................................................................................ 275
6.30.3 PAGE MODE............................................................................................................... 275
6.30.4 CHANNEL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 276
6.30.5 REQUEST REFERENCE............................................................................................ 278
6.30.6 TIMING ADVANCE ..................................................................................................... 279
6.30.7 MOBILE ALLOCATION ............................................................................................... 280
6.30.8 IAX REST OCTETS .................................................................................................... 281
6.31 IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT ............................................................................... 282
6.31.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 283
6.31.2 L2 PSEUDO LENGTH ................................................................................................ 284
6.31.3 PAGE MODE............................................................................................................... 284
6.31.4 REQUEST REFERENCE............................................................................................ 285
6.31.5 WAIT INDICATION...................................................................................................... 286
6.31.6 IAR REST OCTETS .................................................................................................... 286
6.32 IMMEDIATE SETUP........................................................................................................... 288
6.32.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 289
6.32.2 CIPHERING KEY SEQUENCE NUMBER .................................................................. 289
6.32.3 MS CLASSMARK 2..................................................................................................... 291
6.32.4 MOBILE IDENTITY ..................................................................................................... 294
6.32.5 GROUP IDENTITY...................................................................................................... 295
6.33 IMMEDIATE SETUP 2........................................................................................................ 296
6.33.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 297
6.33.2 CIPHERING KEY SEQUENCE NUMBER .................................................................. 298
6.33.3 MS CLASSMARK 2..................................................................................................... 299
6.33.4 TMSI ............................................................................................................................ 302
6.33.5 GROUP IDENTITY...................................................................................................... 303
6.33.6 COMPRESSED OTDI ................................................................................................. 304
6.34 IMSI DETACH INDICATION .............................................................................................. 305
6.34.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 306
6.34.2 MS CLASSMARK 1..................................................................................................... 307
6.34.3 MOBILE IDENTITY ..................................................................................................... 308
6.35 INTER SYSTEM TO UTRAN HANDOVER COMMAND.................................................... 309
6.29.1GENERAL DESCRIPTION ............................................................................................ 310
6.29.2 Handover to UTRAN Command ................................................................................... 310
6.36 LOCATION UPDATING REQUEST................................................................................... 311
6.36.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 312
6.36.2 LOCATION UPDATING TYPE.................................................................................... 314
6.36.3 CIPHERING KEY SEQUENCE NUMBER .................................................................. 315
6.36.4 LOCATION AREA IDENTIFICATION ......................................................................... 316
6.36.5 MS CLASSMARK 1..................................................................................................... 317
6.36.6 MOBILE IDENTITY ..................................................................................................... 318
6.37 MEASUREMENT INFORMATION ..................................................................................... 319
6.30.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ........................................................................................... 320
6.30.2 MESUREMENT INFORMATION VALUE PART........................................................... 321
6.38 MEASUREMENT REPORT................................................................................................ 329
6.38.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 330
6.38.2 MEASUREMENT RESULTS....................................................................................... 331
6.39 NOTIFICATION/FACCH..................................................................................................... 334
6.39.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 335
6.39.2 NOTIFICATION/FACCH with Group call Information ................................................. 335
6.39.3 PARAMETER DESCRIPTION .................................................................................... 338
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6.39.4 NOTIFICATION/FACCH with paging Information ....................................................... 346


6.40 NOTIFICATION/NCH.......................................................................................................... 348
6.40.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 349
6.40.2 PARAMETER DESCRIPTION .................................................................................... 352
6.41 NOTIFICATION RESPONSE ............................................................................................. 354
6.41.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 355
6.41.2 MS Classmark 2 .......................................................................................................... 356
6.41.3 Mobile Identity ............................................................................................................. 359
6.41.4 Group or broadcast Call reference.............................................................................. 360
6.42 PACKET ASSIGNMENT .................................................................................................... 361
6.42.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 362
6.42.2 GPRS broadcast information ...................................................................................... 363
6.42.3 RR Packet UL Assignment.......................................................................................... 368
6.42.4 RR Packet DL Assignment.......................................................................................... 373
6.43 PACKET NOTIFICATION................................................................................................... 377
6.43.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 378
6.43.2 P-TMSI ........................................................................................................................ 378
6.43.3 MOBILE IDENTITY ..................................................................................................... 379
6.44 PAGING REQUEST TYPE 1 .............................................................................................. 380
6.44.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 381
6.44.2 PAGE MODE............................................................................................................... 382
6.44.3 CHANNELS NEEDED FOR MOBILES 1 & 2 ............................................................. 382
6.44.4 MOBILE IDENTITY ..................................................................................................... 383
6.44.5 P1 REST OCTETS...................................................................................................... 385
6.45 PAGING REQUEST TYPE 2 .............................................................................................. 390
6.45.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 391
6.45.2 PAGE MODE............................................................................................................... 392
6.45.3 CHANNELS NEEDED FOR MOBILES 1 & 2 ............................................................. 392
6.45.4 (P)TMSI ....................................................................................................................... 393
6.45.5 MOBILE IDENTITY ..................................................................................................... 393
6.45.6 P2 REST OCTETS...................................................................................................... 395
6.46 PAGING REQUEST TYPE 3 .............................................................................................. 397
6.46.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 398
6.46.2 PAGE MODE............................................................................................................... 398
6.46.3 CHANNELS NEEDED FOR MOBILES 1 & 2 ............................................................. 399
6.46.4 (P)TMSI ....................................................................................................................... 399
6.46.5 P3 REST OCTETS...................................................................................................... 400
6.47 PAGING RESPONSE......................................................................................................... 402
6.47.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 403
6.47.2 CIPHERING KEY SEQUENCE NUMBER .................................................................. 404
6.47.3 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 1 ........................................................................... 405
6.47.4 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 2 ........................................................................... 406
6.47.5 MOBILE IDENTITY ..................................................................................................... 409
6.48 PHYSICAL INFORMATION ............................................................................................... 410
6.48.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 410
6.48.2 TIMING ADVANCE ..................................................................................................... 411
6.49 SYNCHRONIZATION CHANNEL INFORMATION............................................................ 412
6.49.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 412
6.50 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 1 ..................................................................................... 413
6.50.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 414
6.50.2 CELL CHANNEL DESCRIPTION ............................................................................... 416
6.50.3 RACH CONTROL PARAMETERS.............................................................................. 422
6.50.4 SI 1 REST OCTETS.................................................................................................... 424
6.51 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2 ..................................................................................... 426
6.51.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 427
6.51.2 BCCH FREQUENCY LIST / NEIGHBOUR CELLS DESCRIPTION........................... 428
6.51.3 NCC PERMITTED....................................................................................................... 434
6.51.4 RACH CONTROL PARAMETERS.............................................................................. 435
6.52 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2BIS ............................................................................... 437
6.52.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 438
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6.52.2 EXTENDED BCCH FREQUENCY LIST / NEIGHBOUR CELLS DESCRIPTION...... 439


6.52.3 RACH CONTROL PARAMETERS.............................................................................. 444
6.52.4 SI 2BIS REST OCTETS .............................................................................................. 445
6.53 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2TER .............................................................................. 446
6.53.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 447
6.53.2 EXTENDED BCCH FREQUENCY LIST / NEIGHBOUR CELLS DESCRIPTION 2... 449
6.53.3 SI 2TER REST OCTETS ............................................................................................ 455
6.54 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2QUATER ...................................................................... 458
6.54.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 459
6.54.2 SI 2QUATER REST OCTETS..................................................................................... 459
6.55 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3 ..................................................................................... 467
6.55.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 468
6.55.2 CELL IDENTITY .......................................................................................................... 473
6.55.3 LOCATION AREA IDENTIFICATION ......................................................................... 473
6.55.4 CONTROL CHANNEL DESCRIPTION....................................................................... 474
6.55.5 CELL OPTIONS (BCCH) ............................................................................................ 476
6.55.6 CELL SELECTION PARAMETERS ............................................................................ 477
6.55.7 RACH CONTROL PARAMETER ................................................................................ 478
6.55.8 SI 3 REST OCTETS.................................................................................................... 480
6.56 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 4 ..................................................................................... 482
6.56.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 483
6.56.2 LOCATION AREA IDENTIFICATION ......................................................................... 486
6.56.3 CELL SELECTION PARAMETERS ............................................................................ 487
6.56.4 RACH CONTROL PARAMETER ................................................................................ 488
6.56.5 CBCH CHANNEL DESCRIPTION .............................................................................. 490
6.56.6 CBCH MOBILE ALLOCATION.................................................................................... 492
6.56.7 SI 4 REST OCTETS.................................................................................................... 493
6.57 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5 ..................................................................................... 495
6.57.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 496
6.57.2 BCCH FREQUENCY LIST / NEIGHBOUR CELLS DESCRIPTION........................... 497
6.58 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5BIS ............................................................................... 503
6.58.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 504
6.58.2 EXTENSION OF THE BCCH FREQUENCY LIST / NEIGHBOUR CELLS
DESCRIPTION ...................................................................................................................... 505
6.59 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5TER .............................................................................. 510
6.59.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 511
6.59.2 EXTENDED BCCH FREQUENCY LIST / NEIGHBOUR CELLS DESCRIPTION 2... 512
6.60 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 6 ..................................................................................... 518
6.60.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 519
6.60.2 CELL IDENTITY .......................................................................................................... 520
6.60.3 LOCATION AREA IDENTIFICATION ......................................................................... 520
6.60.4 CELL OPTIONS (SACCH) .......................................................................................... 521
6.60.5 NCC PERMITTED....................................................................................................... 522
6.60.6 SI 6 Rest octets ........................................................................................................... 523
6.61 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 7 and 8........................................................................... 526
6.61.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 527
6.61.2 PRIO_THR .................................................................................................................. 528
6.61.3 LSA_OFFSET ............................................................................................................. 528
6.61.4 CELL IDENTITY .......................................................................................................... 528
6.61.5 LSA ID INFORMATION............................................................................................... 529
6.62 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 10 ................................................................................... 530
6.62.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 531
6.62.2 BA ind .......................................................................................................................... 543
6.62.3 First frequency............................................................................................................. 543
6.62.4 Bsic.............................................................................................................................. 543
6.62.5 Cell barred................................................................................................................... 544
6.62.6 La different .................................................................................................................. 544
6.62.7 Ms txpwr max cch........................................................................................................ 544
6.62.8 Rxlev access min ........................................................................................................ 544
6.62.9 Cell reselection offset.................................................................................................. 544
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6.62.10 Temporary offset ......................................................................................................... 544


6.62.11 Penalty time................................................................................................................. 544
6.63 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 13 ................................................................................... 545
6.63.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 546
6.63.2 BCCH_CHANGE_MARK ............................................................................................ 550
6.63.3 SI_CHANGE_FIELD ................................................................................................... 550
6.63.4 SI13_CHANGE_MARK ............................................................................................... 551
6.63.5 GPRS MOBILE ALLOCATION.................................................................................... 552
6.63.6 PRIORITY_ACCESS_THR ......................................................................................... 553
6.63.7 NETWORK_CONTROL_ORDER ............................................................................... 553
6.63.8 GPRS CELL OPTIONS ............................................................................................... 554
6.63.9 GPRS POWER CONTROL PARAMETERS............................................................... 558
6.63.10 PSI1_REPEAT_PERIOD ............................................................................................ 559
6.63.11 PBCCH DESCRIPTION .............................................................................................. 559
6.64 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 16 and 17....................................................................... 561
6.64.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 562
6.64.2 PRIO_THR .................................................................................................................. 563
6.64.3 LSA_OFFSET ............................................................................................................. 563
6.64.4 LSA ID INFORMATION............................................................................................... 563
6.65 TALKER INDICATION ....................................................................................................... 564
6.65.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 565
6.65.2 MS CLASSMARK 2..................................................................................................... 565
6.65.3 MOBILE IDENTITY ..................................................................................................... 569
6.66 UTRAN CLASSMARK CHANGE....................................................................................... 570
6.66.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 571
6.60.1 UTRAN CLASSMARK .................................................................................................. 571
6.67 UPLINK ACCESS............................................................................................................... 572
6.67.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 573
6.67.2 ESTABLISHMENT CAUSE AND RANDOM REFERENCE........................................ 573
6.68 UPLINK BUSY.................................................................................................................... 574
6.68.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 575
6.69 UPLINK FREE .................................................................................................................... 576
6.69.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 577
6.69.2 UPLINK ACCESS REQUEST ..................................................................................... 577
6.70 UPLINK RELEASE............................................................................................................. 578
6.70.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 579
6.70.2 RR CAUSE.................................................................................................................. 579
6.71 VGCS UPLINK GRANT...................................................................................................... 580
6.71.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 580
6.71.2 REQUEST REFERENCE............................................................................................ 581
6.71.3 TIMING ADVANCE ..................................................................................................... 582
7 RADIO INTERFACE MESSAGES FOR SMSCB......................................................................... 583
7.1
MESSAGE BLOCKS.......................................................................................................... 583
7.1.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 584
7.1.2 BLOCK TYPE.............................................................................................................. 587
7.2
SMSCB SCHEDULE MESSAGE ....................................................................................... 588
7.2.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................... 589
7.2.2 SCHEDULE MESSAGE HEADER.............................................................................. 592
7.2.3 NEW CBSMS MESSAGE BITMAP............................................................................. 593
7.2.4 NEW CBSMS MESSAGE DESCRIPTION ................................................................. 593
7.2.5 OTHER MESSAGE DESCRIPTIONS......................................................................... 595
8 RADIO INTERFACE MESSAGES FOR (E)GPRS....................................................................... 596
8.1
RLC/MAC block structure ................................................................................................ 596
8.1.1 GPRS RLC/MAC block structure ................................................................................ 596
8.1.2 E-GPRS RLC/MAC block structure............................................................................. 596
8.1.3 RLC data blocks .......................................................................................................... 596
8.1.4 (E)GPRS RLC/MAC control blocks............................................................................. 601
8.2
EGPRS PACKET DOWNLINK ACK/NACK ...................................................................... 603
8.3
PACKET ACCESS REJECT .............................................................................................. 604
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8.4
8.5
8.6
8.7
8.8
8.9
8.10
8.11
8.12
8.13
8.14
8.15
8.16
8.17
8.18
8.19
8.20
8.21
8.22
8.23
8.24
8.25
8.26
8.27
8.28
8.29
8.30
8.31
8.32
8.33
8.34
8.35

PACKET CELL CHANGE CONTINUE .............................................................................. 605


PACKET CELL CHANGE FAILURE ................................................................................. 606
PACKET CELL CHANGE NOTIFICATION ....................................................................... 607
PACKET CELL CHANGE ORDER .................................................................................... 608
PACKET CONTROL ACKNOWLEDGMENT .................................................................... 609
PACKET CHANNEL REQUEST ........................................................................................ 610
PACKET DOWNLINK ACK/NACK .................................................................................... 611
PACKET DOWNLINK ASSIGNMENT ............................................................................... 612
PACKET DOWNLINK DUMMY CONTROL BLOCK......................................................... 613
PACKET UPLINK DUMMY CONTROL BLOCK ............................................................... 614
PACKET MEASUREMENT ORDER.................................................................................. 615
PACKET MEASUREMENT REPORT................................................................................ 616
PACKET MOBILE TBF STATUS....................................................................................... 617
PACKET NEIGHBOUR CELL DATA................................................................................. 618
PACKET PAGING REQUEST ........................................................................................... 619
PACKET PDCH RELEASE ................................................................................................ 620
PACKET POWER CONTROL/TIMING ADVANCE ........................................................... 621
PACKET PSI STATUS ....................................................................................................... 622
PACKET RESOURCE REQUEST ..................................................................................... 623
PACKET SERVING CELL DATA ...................................................................................... 624
PACKET SI STATUS ......................................................................................................... 625
PACKET SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 1 ..................................................................... 626
PACKET SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2 ..................................................................... 627
PACKET SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3 ..................................................................... 628
PACKET SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3bis ................................................................ 629
PACKET SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3quater .......................................................... 630
PACKET SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 8 ..................................................................... 631
PACKET SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 13 ................................................................... 632
PACKET TBF RELEASE ................................................................................................... 633
PACKET TIMESLOT RECONFIGURE .............................................................................. 634
PACKET UPLINK ACK/NACK .......................................................................................... 635
PACKET UPLINK ASSIGNMENT...................................................................................... 636

9 GLOSSARY .................................................................................................................................. 637

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INTERNAL REFERENCED DOCUMENTS


Not applicable

REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
3GPP references
Except a few exceptions, all the information contained in the dictionary is gathered from the following
3GPP technical specifications.
3GPP TS 48.008
3GPP TS 48.058
3GPP TS 44.018
3GPP TS 24.008
3GPP TS 44.060
3GPP TS 24.012
3GPP TS 23.041

BSS-MSC Layer 3 Specification


BSC-BTS Layer 3 specification
Mobile Radio Interface Layer 3 Specification, Radio Resource Control Protocol
Mobile Radio Interface Layer 3 Specification, Core Network Protocols
MS - BSS interface ; Radio Link Control / Medium Access Control (RLC/MAC)
protocol
SMSCB support on the mobile radio interface
Technical realization of SMSCB

ALCATEL references
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
[8]
[9]
[10]
[11]
[12]
[13]
[14]
[15]
[16]
[17]
[18]
[19]
[20]
[21]
[22]
[23]
[24]
[25]
[26]
[27]
[28]
[29]
[30]
[31]
[32]
[33]
[34]
[35]
[36]
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Radio and Link Establishment
Normal Assignment Procedure
Ciphering procedure
Call Release
Internal channel changes
External channel changes
Channel Modification
Classmark Handling
Transparent Message Routing
Short Message Point-to-Point
Radio Measurement
DTX functional Specification
Power Control and radio link supervision
Resource allocation and management
Overload Control
Protocol Error handling
BSS trace procedure
BSS Init of Telecom part
FBS Logical Configuration Management
BSS Global Reset
Reset Circuit and Blocking
SMS Cell Broadcast
System Information Management
TFO Functional Specification
BSS Telecom Parameters
BSS Counters Catalogue
LCS Functional Specification
RRM PCC
RLC
MAC
BSCGP
BSSGP
RRM PRH
ASCI Functional Specification
LAPDm Functional Specification
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RELATED DOCUMENTS
Not applicable

PREFACE

OPEN POINTS / RESTRICTIONS

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1
1.1

INTRODUCTION
Scope

This volume of the message dictionary details the non-transparent messages handled by the Alcatel
BSS over the radio interface.

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2.1

GENERAL PRESENTATION
Preliminaries

Each message is described in the same way:


- A general overview,
- A detailed description of the Information Elements,
- A bit description.
The messages dictionary includes also in this part:
- A summary of all the messages described into the dictionary,
(1) - A cross reference of all the Information Elements. This allows finding all the messages in which
one Information Element appears.

2.2

Messages presentation

2.2.1 Introduction
All the messages are organised alphabetically under the relevant interface (SMSCB and GPRS
messages are gathered each in a dedicated section). Three parts are given for each messages:
- a general overview:
It is a general description of the message including the Information Elements list, the maximum and
minimum lengths in octets, the normal and abnormal following events.
- A detailed description of the Information Elements:
It is mainly the use of the Information Element within the BSS entities.
- A Bit Description:
It is a bit presentation of the message as it is received or transmitted over the involved interfaces.

2.2.2 The general overview


It is the first page for each message. It includes:
NAME field:
The name of the message.
INTERFACE field:
The list of three Interfaces
CHANNEL/USAGE field:
According to the involved interface, it is the radio channel definition or the fact that the message is
transparent or not for the BTS. When the box is empty, the message is not used on this interface.
3GPP-REF. field:
It is the reference to a 3GPP technical specification.
FUNCTION field:
It is the description of the function of the message. This is extracted from the 3GPP technical
specifications.
DIRECTION field:
It is the direction of the message from one entity of the BSS or MS to another one.
INFORMATION ELEMENT LIST field:
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It is the list of all the Information Elements. For each Information Element the following information is
given:
- Mandatory or Optional,
- Fixed or Variable length,
- The length in bytes,
- Some short comments.
For a full description of the use of 'M', 'C', 'L', 'O' and 'V', refer to 3GPP TS 04.07. These rules are also
used for SMSCB IEs although they are not defined in 3GPP TS.
IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH field:
It is the total of all used information elements, mandatory or optional. When the length is fixed for all
parameters, a unique value is given. When not, a range is given ("minimum length" - "maximum
length")
FOLLOWING EVENT field:
It is the description of following events (for specific procedure) for the normal and abnormal cases.
TIMER field:
It is the name of the Timers (started or stopped) associated with the message.
SPECIFICATION DOC. REF. field:
It is the reference of relevant ALCATEL document.

2.3

The information element description

One page (or more) per Information Element (The classification of the following pages respects the
order given by 3GPP TS).
On the Radio Interface, if the Information element is mandatory, the Information element identifier (IEI)
is not present (it is marked with a star). If the length is fixed the length is not present.
For each Information Element:
PARAMETER NAME field
TYPE field:
This field is used to give the Mandatory or Optional information.
Note:
In the 3GPP TS 44.018, this field has been split into two fields designated presence and
Format. For simplicity the designation TYPE is retained in this document.
DEFINITION field:
It is an extract of 3GPP TSs. giving the usage of the Information Element.
BIT DESCRIPTION field:
It is a bit description of the element with all the needed information, including the sub parameter
definition.
SUB-PARAMETER DEFINITION field:
It is a description (if needed) of all the sub parameters defined in the bit description.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER field:
It is a description of the action to be performed when receiving or transmitting the message.

2.3.1 The bit description


The Bit Description (or General Description) is an overview of the message as it is sent over the
various interfaces.

2.4

Summary description

This part presented in the following is the list of the messages described in the messages dictionary.
On each interface, a specific header is used and is described with the list of messages for each
interface.
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Cross reference

This part gives the use of each information element over the three interfaces.

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LIST OF THE MESSAGES

This is a list of messages used by the Alcatel BSS on the radio interface for this release.
A
APPLICATION INFORMATION
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE
ASSIGNMENT FAILURE
C
CHANNEL MODE MODIFY
CHANNEL MODE MODIFY ACKNOWLEDGE
CHANNEL RELEASE
CHANNEL REQUEST
CIPHERING MODE COMMAND
CIPHERING MODE COMPLETE
CLASSMARK CHANGE
CLASSMARK ENQUIRY
CM RE-ESTABLISHMENT REQUEST
CM SERVICE REQUEST
D
DTM ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
DTM ASSIGNMENT FAILURE
DTM INFORMATION
DTM REQUEST
DTM REJECT
E
E-GPRS PACKET CHANNEL REQUEST
E-GPRS PACKET DOWNLINK ACK NACK
EXTENDED MEASUREMENT ORDER
EXTENDED MEASUREMENT REPORT
G
GPRS INFORMATION
GPRS SUSPENSION REQUEST
H
HANDOVER ACCESS
HANDOVER COMMAND
HANDOVER COMPLETE
HANDOVER FAILURE
I
INTER SYSTEM TO UTRAN HANDOVER COMMAND
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT
IMMEDIATE SETUP
IMMEDIATE SETUP 2
IMSI DETACH INDICATION
L
LOCATION UPDATING REQUEST
M
MEASUREMENT INFORMATION
MEASUREMENT REPORT
N
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NOTIFICATION/FACCH
NOTIFICATION/NCH
NOTIFICATION RESPONSE
P
PACKET ACCESS REJECT
PACKET ASSIGNMENT
PACKET CELL CHANGE CONTINUE
PACKET CELL CHANGE FAILURE
PACKET CELL CHANGE NOTIFICATION
PACKET CELL CHANGE ORDER
PACKET CHANNEL REQUEST
PACKET CONTROL ACKNOWLEDGMENT
PACKET DOWNLINK ACK/NACK
PACKET DOWNLINK ASSIGNMENT
PACKET DOWNLINK DUMMY CONTROL BLOCK
PACKET MEASUREMENT ORDER
PACKET MEASUREMENT REPORT
PACKET MOBILE TBF STATUS
PACKET NOTIFICATION
PACKET PAGING REQUEST
PACKET PDCH RELEASE
PACKET POWER CONTROL/TIMING ADVANCE
PACKET PSI STATUS
PACKET RESOURCE REQUEST
PACKET SERVING CELL DATA
PACKET SI STATUS
PACKET SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 1
PACKET SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2
PACKET SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3
PACKET SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3bis
PACKET SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 8
PACKET SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 13
PACKET SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 14
PACKET TBF RELEASE
PACKET UPLINK ACK/NACK
PACKET UPLINK ASSIGNMENT
PACKET UPLINK DUMMY CONTROL BLOCK
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 1
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 2
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 3
PAGING RESPONSE
PHYSICAL INFORMATION
S
SMSCB MESSAGE
SMSCB NULL MESSAGE
SMSCB SCHEDULE MESSAGE
SYNCHRONIZATION CHANNEL INFORMATION
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 1
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2bis
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2ter
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2quater
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 4
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5bis
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5ter
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 6
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 7
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SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 8


SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 10
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 13
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 16
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 17
T
TALKER INDICATION
U
UPLINK ACCESS
UPLINK BUSY
UPLINK FREE
UPLINK RELEASE
UTRAN CLASSMARK CHANGE
V
VGCS UPLINK GRANT

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CROSS REFERENCE ON INFORMATION ELEMENTS

A
APDU Data
APDU Flags
APDU ID
B
BA Range
CHANNEL RELEASE
C
Cell Channel Description
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
CHANNEL RELEASE
DTM ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
HANDOVER COMMAND
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 1
Cell Description
HANDOVER COMMAND
Cell Identity
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 6
Cell Options (BCCH)
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3
Cell Options (SACCH)
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 6
Cell Selection Parameters
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 4
Cell selection indicator after release of all tch and sdcch
CHANNEL RELEASE
Channel Description
DTM ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED
NOTIFICATION/FACCH
NOTIFICATION/NCH
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 4

Channel Description 2
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
CHANNEL MODE MODIFY
CHANNEL MODE MODIFY ACKNOWLEDGE
HANDOVER COMMAND
Channel Request Description
DTM REQUEST
Channel Mode
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
CHANNEL MODE MODIFY
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CHANNEL MODE MODIFY ACKNOWLEDGE


DTM ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
HANDOVER COMMAND
Channel First
NOTIFICATION/FACCH

Channel Mode 2
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
HANDOVER COMMAND
Channel Needed
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 1
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 2
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 3
Ciphering Key Sequence number
CM RE-ESTABLISHMENT REQUEST
CM SERVICE REQUEST
IMMEDIATE SETUP
IMMEDIATE SETUP 2
LOCATION UPDATING REQUEST
PAGING RESPONSE
Cipher mode setting
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
CIPHERING MODE COMMAND
HANDOVER COMMAND
Cipher response
CIPHERING MODE COMMAND
Classmark Enquiry Mask
CLASSMARK ENQUIRY
CM service Type
CM SERVICE REQUEST
Control Channel Description
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3
Compressed otdi
IMMEDIATE SETUP 2
DTM Information Rest Octets
DTM INFORMATION
E
eMLPP priority
NOTIFICATION/FACCH
Extended Measurement Frequency List
EXTENDED MEASUREMENT ORDER
Extended Measurement Results
EXTENDED MEASUREMENT REPORT
F
Frequency Channel Sequence
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
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HANDOVER COMMAND
Frequency List
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
DTM ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
HANDOVER COMMAND
Frequency Short List
HANDOVER COMMAND
NOTIFICATION/FACCH
NOTIFICATION/NCH
G
GPRS Broadcast Information
DTM ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
PACKET ASSIGNMENT
Group or broadcast Call reference
NOTIFICATION RESPONSE
Group Call Reference
NOTIFICATION/FACCH
Group Channel Description
CHANNEL RELEASE
NOTIFICATION/FACCH
NOTIFICATION/NCH
Group Identity
IMMEDIATE SETUP
IMMEDIATE SETUP 2
H
Handover Reference
HANDOVER ACCESS
HANDOVER COMMAND
Handover to UTRAN Command
INTER SYSTEM TO UTRAN HANDOVER COMMAND
I
IA Rest Octets
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT
IAR Rest Octets
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT
IAX Rest Octets
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED
L
L2 Pseudo Length
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 1
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 2
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 3
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 1
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2bis
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SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2ter


SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2quater
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 4
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 7
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 8
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 13
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 16
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 17
LLC PDU
GPRS INFORMATION
Location Area Identification
CM RE-ESTABLISHMENT REQUEST
LOCATION UPDATING REQUEST
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 6
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 4
Location Updating Type
LOCATION UPDATING REQUEST
M
Measurement Information value part
MEASUREMENT INFORMATION
Measurement Results
MEASUREMENT REPORT
Mobile Allocation
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
DTM ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
HANDOVER COMMAND
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED
NOTIFICATION/FACCH
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 4
Mobile Identity
CIPHERING MODE COMPLETE
CM RE-ESTABLISHMENT REQUEST
CM SERVICE REQUEST
IMMEDIATE SETUP
IMMEDIATE SETUP 2
IMSI DETACH INDICATION
LOCATION UPDATING REQUEST
NOTIFICATION/FACCH
NOTIFICATION RESPONSE
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 1
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 2
PAGING RESPONSE
PACKET NOTIFICATION
TALKER IDENTITY
Mobile Station Classmark 1
IMSI DETACH INDICATION
LOCATION UPDATING REQUEST
Mobile Station Classmark 2
CLASSMARK CHANGE
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CM RE-ESTABLISHMENT REQUEST
CM SERVICE REQUEST
IMMEDIATE SETUP
IMMEDIATE SETUP 2
NOTIFICATION RESPONSE
PAGING RESPONSE
TALKER INDICATION
Mobile Station Classmark 3
CLASSMARK CHANGE
Mobile Time Difference
HANDOVER COMPLETE
MultiRate configuration
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
CHANNEL MODE MODIFY
DTM ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
HANDOVER COMMAND
Multislot Allocation
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
HANDOVER COMMAND
N
Neighbour Cells Description
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2bis
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5bis
Neighbour Cells Description 2
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2ter
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5ter
NCC Permitted
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 6
Notification List Number
NOTIFICATION/NCH
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 6
P
P-TMSI
PACKET NOTIFICATION
Page Mode
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 1
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 2
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 3
Power command
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
DTM ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
Power command and access type
HANDOVER COMMAND
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Priority Level
CM SERVICE REQUEST
P1 Rest Octets
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 1
P2 Rest Octets
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 2
P3 Rest Octets
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 3
R
RACH Control Parameters
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 1
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2bis
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 4
Request Reference
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT
VGCS UPLINK GRANT
Routing Area Identification
GPRS SUSPENSION REQUEST
DTM INFORMATION
RR Cause
ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE
ASSIGNMENT FAILURE
CHANNEL RELEASE
DTM ASSIGNMENT FAILURE
HANDOVER COMPLETE
HANDOVER FAILURE
UPLINK RELEASE
RR Packet Uplink Assignment
DTM ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
PACKET ASSIGNMENT
RR Packet Downlink Assignment
DTM ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
PACKET ASSIGNMENT
S
Starting Time
ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
HANDOVER COMMAND
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED
Synchronization Indication
HANDOVER COMMAND
SI 1 Rest Octets
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 1
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SI 2bis Rest Octets


SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2bis
SI 2ter Rest Octets
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2ter
SI 2quater Rest Octets
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2quater
SI 3 Rest Octets
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3
SI 4 Rest Octets
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 4
SI 6 Rest Octets
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 6
SI 7 Rest Octets
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 7
SI 8 Rest Octets
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 8
SI 10 Rest Octets
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 10
SI 13 Rest Octets
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 13
SI 16 Rest Octets
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 16
SI 17 Rest Octets
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 17
Suspension cause
GPRS SUSPENSION REQUEST
T
Temporary Logical Link Identity
GPRS SUSPENSION REQUEST
DTM REQUEST
GPRS INFORMATION
Time Difference
HANDOVER COMMAND
Timing Advance
HANDOVER COMMAND
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED
PHYSICAL INFORMATION
VGCS UPLINK GRANT
TMSI
IMMEDIATE SETUP 2
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 2
PAGING REQUEST TYPE 3

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Uplink access request
Uplink Identity Code
UPLINK FREE
W
Wait Indication
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT
DTM REJECT

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DESCRIPTION OF THE HEADER ON THE RADIO INTERFACE

This section is not relevant to SMSCB nor GPRS messages.

5.1

GENERAL DESCRIPTION FOR STANDARD L3 MESSAGE

The header on the radio interface is called header and is composed of three parameters:
8

Protocol discriminator.
Transaction identifier or skip indicator.
Message type.
7

Transaction identifier
Protocol Discriminator
or skip indicator
Message type I.E.

5.1.1

PROTOCOL DISCRIMINATOR

DEFINITION
The purpose of the protocol discriminator is to distinguish between messages belonging to the
following procedures.
-

call control
mobility management
radio resources management
other signalling procedures.

The protocol discriminator is the first part of every message and occupies the first four bits of the first
octet in a message.
BIT DESCRIPTION
<---------------->
PD
Protocol Discriminator value:
4321
0000
Group call control
0011
call control packet mode connection control and call related SS messages
0100
GPRS Transparent Transport Protocol (GTTP)
0101
mobility management messages
0110
radio resources management messages
1001
SMS messages
1011
non call related Supplementary Service messages
1100
Location services
1111
reserved for tests procedures described in relevant 3GPP TSs (not used)
All others values are reserved.

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5.1.2

TRANSACTION IDENTIFIER/SKIP INDICATOR

DEFINITION
The purpose of transaction identifier (TI) is to distinguish multiple parallel activities (transactions)
within one mobile station.
The TI flag identifies who allocates the TI value for this transaction, so the TI flag resolves
simultaneous attempts to allocate the same TI value.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

TI
flag

TI value

TI Flag:
0
1

The message is sent from the side that originates the TI.
The message is sent to the side that originates the TI.

TI value:
From 0 to 6
The value 7 is reserved for future extension.

The transaction identifier for Mobility Management and Radio Resources messages use the
predefined value 0 ( it is the skip indicator in this case ).

5.1.3

MESSAGE TYPE

The message type IE and its use are defined in 3GPP TS 24.007.
The bit 7 (and possibly bit 8, see below), N(SD), is reserved for the sequencing of the Mobility
Management and Connection Management messages to avoid duplication of messages.
The skip indicator and send sequence number N(SD) are not checked by the BSS.
Note:

Case of BCCH and AGCH/PCH messages

The messages are structured as standard L3 messages plus one octet in front, the L2 pseudo length
octet, and a rest octet part at the end.

5.1.3.1 Coding of message type IE when accessing Release 98 and older networks
Message Type I.E. of MM, CC, SS, GCC, BCC and LCS messages is coded as follows when
accessing Release 98 and older networks :
8

N(SD)

Message type

Message Type I.E. of messages other than MM, CC, SS, GCC, BCC and LCS is coded as follows
when accessing Release 98 and older networks :
8

Message type
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5.1.3.2

Coding of message type IE when accessing Release 99 and newer networks

Header of MM, CC and SS messages is coded as follows when accessing Release 99 and newer
networks :
8

N(SD) or 0

Message type

Message Type I.E. of GCC, BCC and LCS messages is coded as follows when accessing Release 99
and newer networks :
8

N(SD)
or 0

Message type

Message Type I.E. of messages other than MM, CC, SS, GCC, BCC and LCS is coded as follows
when accessing Release 998 and newer networks :
8

Message type

5.1.3.3
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0

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Message Type
6
1

01

5
1

4
1

3
-

2
-

1
-

Hex

1
0
1
0
0

0
1
1
0
1

0
1
1
1
0

3C
3B
3F
39
3A

1
0

0
1

1
0

0
0
0

0
0
1

0
1
1

1
0
1

1
0
1

0
1
1

RELEASED

Channel establishment messages:


- RR INITIALISATION REQUEST (not used)
- ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENT (not used)
- IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT
- IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED
- IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT

Ciphering messages:
35
32

- CIPHERING MODE COMMAND


- CIPHERING MODE COMPLETE

Configuration change messages:


38
39
3B

- CONFIGURATION CHANGE COMMAND (not used)


- CONFIGURATION CHANGE ACK (not used)
- CONFIGURATION CHANGE REJECT (not used)

Handover messages:
2E
29
2F

- ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
- ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE
- ASSIGNMENT FAILURE
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0
1
0
1

2
1
0
0
0

1
1
0
0
1

Hex
2B
2C
28
2D
08
23

- HANDOVER COMMAND
- HANDOVER COMPLETE
- HANDOVER FAILURE
- PHYSICAL INFORMATION

0
0

0
0

0
1

0
0

1
0

0
0

0
1

0
1

1
0
1

0
1
1

1
0
1

0
0
1
1
0
1

0
1
0
1
0
1

1
0
0
1
0
0

21
22
24
27
20
26

- PAGING REQUEST TYPE 1


- PAGING REQUEST TYPE 2
- PAGING REQUEST TYPE 3
- PAGING RESPONSE
- NOTIFICATION/NCH
- NOTIFICATION RESPONSE

60

3G Specific messages:
- UTRAN CLASSMARK CHANGE

0
0
1

1
1
0

0
1
0

62
63
64

0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1

0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1

0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1

0
0
1
1
1
1
0
0

1
1
1
0
1
0
0
0

0
1
1
1
0
0
0
1

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- RR-CELL CHANGE ORDER (not used)


- PDCH ASSIGNMENT COMMAND (not used)

Channel release messages:


OD
OA
OF

- CHANNEL RELEASE
- PARTIAL RELEASE (not used)
- PARTIAL RELEASE COMPLETE (not used)

Paging and Notification messages:

- CDMA 2000 CLASSMARK CHANGE (not used)


- INTER SYSTEM TO UTRAN HANDOVER COMMAND
- INTER SYSTEM TO CDMA2000 HANDOVER COMMAND
(not used)

System information messages:


18
19
1A
1B
1C
1D
1E
1F

- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 8


- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 1
- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2
- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3
- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 4
- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5
- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 6
- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 7
System information messages:

02
03
07
05
06
04
00
01

- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2bis


- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2ter
- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2quater
- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5bis
- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5ter
- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 9 (not used)
- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 13
- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 14 (not used)

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0

7
0

6
1

5
1

4
1

3
-

2
-

1
-

Hex

1
1

0
1

1
0

3D
3E

- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 16


- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 17

1
0
0
0

0
0
0
1

0
0
1
0

44
40
41
42

System information messages:


- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 15 (not used)
- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 18 (not used)
- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 19 (not used)
- SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 20 (not used)

0
1
1
0
0
1
1
1
1
0

0
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0

0
0
0

0
0
0

1
1
1

1
1
1

0
0
0

0
0
1
1
1
1
0
1
1
1

0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0

0
0
1
0

0
0
0
1

1
1
1
0

0
1
0
0

0
1
1
0

1
0
0
1

System information messages:

Miscellaneous messages:
10
12
17
14
15
16
13
36
37
34

- CHANNEL MODE MODIFY


- RR STATUS (not used)
- CHANNEL MODE MODIFY ACKNOWLEDGE
- FREQUENCY REDEFINITION (not used)
- MEASUREMENT REPORT
- CLASSMARK CHANGE
- CLASSMARK ENQUIRY
- EXTENDED MEASUREMENT REPORT
- EXTENDED MEASUREMENT ORDER
- GPRS SUSPENSION REQUEST

VGCS uplink control messages:


09
0E
2A
11

VGCS UPLINK GRANT


UPLINK RELEASE
UPLINK BUSY
TALKER INDICATION

Application messages:
0

38

APPLICATION INFORMATION

0
0
0
0
1
1
1

0
0
1
1
0
0
1

0
1
0
1
0
1
0

48
49
4A
4B
4C
4D
4E

DTM control messages:


- DTM ASSIGNMENT FAILURE
- DTM REJECT
- DTM REQUEST
- PACKET ASSIGNMENT
- DTM ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
- DTM INFORMATION
- PACKET NOTIFICATION

00

GTTP messages
0

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MM non-transparent messages:

0
0
0
0

X
X
X
X

0
0
1
1

0
0
0
0

0
1
0
1

0
0
1
0

0
0
0
0

1
0
0
0

- IMSI DETACH INDICATION


- LOCATION UPDATING REQUEST
- CM SERVICE REQUEST
- CM RE-ESTABLISHMENT REQUEST
GCC non transparent messages (Note 1)

0
0

X
X

1
1

1
1

0
1

0
0

0
1

1
1

IMMEDIATE SETUP
IMMEDIATE SETUP 2

NOTE:

Bit 8 is reserved for possible future use as an extension bit.


Bit 7 is reserved for the send sequence number in GCC messages sent from the MS. In
GCC messages sent from the network, bit 7 is coded with a "0", see 3GPP TS 24.007.

5.2

GENERAL DESCRIPTION FOR NON STANDARD L3 MESSAGE

In some protocols, the structure of part or all of the messages might not always follow the standard L3
message structure. As a design rule, this should be consistent for a given protocol, direction and lower
layer SAP.

5.2.1

Messages using the short header format

The messages are structured either as standard L3 messages, or in the so-called short header
format.
The value of the 8th bit (bit 1 of octet 1) of the link layer PDU distinguishes the two cases. In the case
of the short header, the L3 message is the same bit string as the link layer PDU, and has a fixed
length. The following description includes the 2-bit link layer header.
5.2.1.1

The first octet

Bits 1 and 2 are the link layer header. Bit 2 of octet 1 is set to "0", and bit 1 is reserved for the link
layer.
A protocol discriminator is the first part of the message (starting bit 8 of octet 1). The protocol
discriminator field may have different lengths. The following protocol discriminator is defined:
-

RR.

All additional PD defined for this structure shall start by 1. The reception of a message with bit 8 of
octet 1 set to 1 when expecting a message structured as defined by this clause shall be diagnosed as
an unknown PD, and the message ignored.
As a design rule, a message type field should follow the PD, and of a length such that the PD and the
message type fit in the 6 first bits of the message.
5.2.1.2

The rest of the message

The rest of the structure is not more constrained.

5.2.1.3

MESSAGE TYPE

The message type IE and its use are defined in 3GPP TS 24.007.
Message Type:
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sh
ort
PD

6 5 4 3
Message type

0
0
0
0
0
0

5.2.2

0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
1
1

0
0
1
0
0

0
1
0
0
1

2 1
Short
layer 2
heade
r
0 0

Hex

System information messages:


00
01
02
04
05

System Information Type 10


Notification/FACCH
Uplink Free
Enhanced Measurement Report (uplink) (not used)
Measurement Information (downlink)

Other formats

Some messages do not follow the basic format. Each messages has a specific format.
Channel request
Uplink access

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6.1

APPLICATION INFORMATION
NAME

APPLICATION INFORMATION

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL
/USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

44.018

This message is sent on the main DCCH by the network or the mobile station to
convey an embedded Application Protocol Data Unit (APDU) or APDU segment
between the network and the mobile station.
DIRECTION
From BSC
To MS
From MS
To BSC
INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME
TYPE
COMMENT
LENGTH
(byte)
Header
MF
2
IE
APDU ID
MF
1/2
LIST
APDU flags
MF
1/2
APDU Data
MV
2-n
IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH
5-n
FUNCTION

FOLLOWING
EVENT
SPECIF
DOC. REF.

Position

Measure
Position
Response
Assistance Data
Assistance Data Ack
Protocol Error

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See Note 1

TIMER

LCS Functional Specification, ref. [28]

Note 1 :
If APDU Contains
Measure
Request

NORMAL SITUATION

Following
event,
normal situation
Measure
Position
Response

Following
event,
abnormal situation
Measure Position
Response
Protocol Error

Assistance Data Ack

Protocol Error

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6.1.1

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

APDU ID
APDU Flags
APDU Data

C/R

first seg last seg

Protocol Identifier

Length

APDU information

6.1.2

APDU ID

TYPE: M

DEFINITION
The APDU ID information element identifies the particular protocol and associated application for an
APDU. It is a type 1 I.E.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

APDU ID I.E.I

Protocol Identifier

octet
1

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Protocol identifier (octet 1)
Bits
Protocol / Application
4321
0000
RRLP (3GPP TS 04.31)/ LCS
0001
to
reserved for future use
1111

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6.1.3

APDU Flags

TYPE: M
DEFINITION
The APDU Flags information element provides segmentation and control information for an associated
APDU. It is a type 1 I.E.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

APDU ID I.E.I

0
spare

C/R

first
seg.

last
seg.

octet
1

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Last Segment (octet 1)
bit 1
0
Last or only segment
1
Not last or only segment
First Segment (octet 1)
bit 2
0
First or only segment
1
Not first or only segment
C/R (octet 1)
If last seg. = 0, then:
bit 3
0
Command or Final Response
1
Not Command or Final Response
If last seg. = 1, then bit 3 is spare and set to 0
Note : as shown in 6.1.1, the 4 bits are coded on bits 5 to 8, while the Protocol Identifier of APDU I.E.
is coded on bits 1 to 4.
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6.1.4

APDU Data

TYPE: M
DEFINITION
The purpose of the information element is to provide an APDU or APDU segment.
BIT DESCRIPTION
The APDU Data is a type 4 information element with minimum length of 1 octet (as it is a LV type
information element). No upper length limit is specified except for that given by the maximum number
of octets in a L3 message (3GPP TS 04.06).
8

6
5
4
3
Length of APDU contents
APDU Information

1
octet 1
octet 2-n

APDU Information (octets 2-n)


Contains an RRLP message as defined in 3GPP TS 04.31.
NOTE 1: Messages are segmented on octet boundaries. Zero bits are used, where necessary, to pad
out the last segment to an octet boundary.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
The RRLP message may be one of the following messages :
-

Measure Position Request

Measure Position Response

Assistance Data

Assistance Data Ack

Protocol Error

These messages are described in the following paragraphs.


6.1.4.1 Measure Position Request
This component is used by the SMLC to request location measurements or a location estimate from
the MS. It includes QoS, other instructions, and possible assistance data to the MS.
The complete ASN.1 coding is not given below (see 3GPP TS 04.31 for details), a short description of
the information elements is given.
Name
positionInstruct

referenceAssistData
msrAssistData
systemInfoAssistData
gps-AssistData
extensionContainer
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QoS related information (precision
requirements, response time, radio
environnement characterisation)
information related to the BTS
used for E-OTD
information related to the BTS
used for E-OTD
information related to the BTS
used for E-OTD
GPS related information (time,
satellites description )
information related to E-OTD

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Type
MANDATORY

Comments
See possible values
below

OPTIONAL

not used

OPTIONAL

not used

OPTIONAL

not used

OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL

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information related to E-OTD

OPTIONAL

not used

positionInstruct values :
MethodType

msAssisted
msBased
msBasedPref
msAssistedPref
PositionMethod
e-OTD
not used
GPS
GPS or e-OTD
not used
MeasureResponseTime
value N = 0-7 inducing 2N seconds
useMultipleSets
multipleSets
not used
OneSet
The optional information environmentCharacter is not sent by the Alcatel BSS.
6.1.4.2 Measure Position Response
This component is used by the MS to respond to a Measure Position Request from the SMLC with
location measurements, a location estimate, or an error indication.
The complete ASN.1 coding is not given below (see 3GPP TS 04.31 for details), a short description of
the information elements is given.
Name
multipleSets

Usage
usage of multiple sets

Type
OPTIONAL

referenceIdentity

OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL

not used

locationError

information related to the BTS


used for E-OTD
information related to E-OTD
measurements
information related to GPS
measurements
information related to GPS
measurements
Error codes in case of failure

Comments
not used in current
version of the protocol
not used

extensionContainer
rel-98-MsrPositionRsp-Extension

information related to E-OTD


measurements

otd-MeasureInfo
locationInfo
gps-MeasureInfo

LocationInfo values :
refFrame
gpsTOW
fixType
posEstimate

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OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL

See possible values


below
not used

065535
0..14399999
twoDFix (0)
threeDFix (1)
ellipsoid point
ellipsoid point with uncertainty circle
ellipsoid point with uncertainty ellipse
ellipsoid point with altitude
ellipsoid point with altitude and uncertainty
ellipsoid

LocationError values :
0
unDefined
1
notEnoughBTSs
2
notEnoughSats
3
eotdLocCalAssDataMissing
4
eotdAssDataMissing
5
gpsLocCalAssDataMissing

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not used
not used
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7
8
9
10

gpsAssDataMissing
methodNotSupported
notProcessed
refBTSForGPSNotServingBTS
refBTSForEOTDNotServingBTS

not used

6.1.4.3 Assistance Data


This component is used by the SMLC to deliver assistance data for location measurement and/or
location calculation.
The complete ASN.1 coding is not given below (see 3GPP TS 04.31 for details), a short description of
the information elements is given.
Name
referenceAssistData
msrAssistData
systemInfoAssistData
gps-AssistData
moreAssDataToBeSent

extensionContainer
rel98-AssistanceDataExtension

Usage
information related to the BTS
used for E-OTD
information related to the BTS
used for E-OTD
information related to the BTS
used for E-OTD
GPS related information (time,
satellites description )
Indication whether This is the only
or last Assistance Data message
used to deliver the entire set of
assistance data or if other
Assistance Data messages will
follow.
information related to E-OTD
measurements

Type
OPTIONAL

Comments
not used

OPTIONAL

not used

OPTIONAL

not used

OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL

OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL

If not present, interpret


as only Assistance
Data component used
to deliver entire set of
assistance data

not used

6.1.4.4 Assistance Data Ack


This component does not have any information contents. It presence indicates that the MS has
received the complete Assistance Data component.

6.1.4.5 Protocol Error


This component is used by the receiving entity (SMLC or MS) to indicate to the sending entity, that
there is a problem that prevents the receiving entity to receive a complete and understandable
component.
Note : this message is not sent by the SMLC in Alcatel first implementation.
-- Protocol Error component
ProtocolError ::= SEQUENCE {
errorCause
ErrorCodes,
extensionContainer
ExtensionContainer
...
}

OPTIONAL,

Following error codes are defined :


0
unDefined
1
missing Component
2
incorrectData
3
missingIEorComponentElement
4
messageTooShort

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6.2

ASSIGNMENT COMMAND
NAME

ASSIGNMENT COMMAND

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL
/USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

FUNCTION
DIRECTION

44.018
This message is sent on the main DCCH from the BSC to the Mobile Station to
change the channel configuration to another independent dedicated channel
configuration.
From BSC
To MS
INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME

FOLLOWING
EVENT
SPECIF
DOC. REF.

EVOLIUM

TYPE

COMMENT

Header
M V
Description of the 1st Channel, after time
M V
Power Command
C TLV
Frequency List, after time
O TV
Cell Channel Description
C TLV
Description of the multislot configuration
O TV
Mode of the 1st Channel (Channel Set 1)
O TV
Mode of Channel Set 2
O TV
Mode of Channel Set 3
O TV
Mode of Channel Set 4
O TV
Mode of Channel Set 5
O TV
Mode of Channel Set 6
O TV
Mode of Channel Set 7
O TV
Mode of Channel Set 8
O TV
Description of the 2nd Channel, after time
O TV
Mode of the 2nd Channel
C TLV
Mobile Allocation, after time
O TV
Starting Time
C TLV
Frequency List, before time
O TV
Description of the 1st Chan., before time
O TV
Description of the 2nd Chan., before time
C TV
Frequency Channel Seq. ,before time
C TLV
Mobile Allocation, before time
Cipher Mode Setting
O TV
VGCS target mode Indication
O TLV
MultiRate configuration
O TLV
VGCS Ciphering Parameters
O TLV
IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

IE
LIST

ED

01

(1)
(2)
(5)
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
(3)
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
(7)
(6)
Not used

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE

ASSIGNMENT FAILURE

LENGTH
(byte)
2
3
1
4-132*
17
3-12*
2
2*
2*
2*
2*
2*
2*
2*
4
2
3-10
3
4-132*
4*
4*
10*
3-10*
1*
3*
4-8
3-15
(4)
TIMER

T3107
Normal assignment procedure
Internal handover

RELEASED

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* New elements introduced in GSM Phase 2


(1) Used in the two following cases: i) Used for Phase 2 biband MS when the assigned channel is
hopping in the P-GSM band or ii) used for any MS when the assigned channel is hopping in the EGSM (and not in the P-GSM), GSM850, DCS1800 or DCS1900 band.
(2) Used for Phase 1 monoband P-GSM MS or for Phase 2 monoband P-GSM or for Phase 2
monoband E-GSM MS when the assigned channel is hopping in the P-GSM band.
(3) Used for Phase 1 monoband P-GSM MS or for Phase 2 monoband P-GSM or for Phase 2
monoband E-GSM MS when the assigned channel is hopping in the P-GSM band.
(4) The length depends on the network category, the number max of frequencies in Frequency List
(maximum 64 frequencies), and the MS type (See below table):
MS band capability

PGSM
DCS1800 or DCS1800-GSM850 or
DCS1800-GSM900
DCS1900 or DCS1900-GSM850
E-GSM, GSM850, GSM850-DCS1800,
or GSM850-DCS1900

Frequency
band of the
allocated radio
resource
P-GSM

43

With CA + MA

DCS1800

60

With Range_512

DCS1900
GSM850

60
34

With Range_512
With variable bitmap

Max. length of the


Assignment Command
message

Comments

(5) This field is always included, although optional.


(6)

This field is only included for calls established with AMR codec.

(7)

This field is only included for the talker of a voice group call.

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6.2.1

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

6.2.1.1

Assigned channel in the P-GSM band

6.2.1.1.1

Phase 1 monoband P-GSM MS

The assigned channel is assumed hopping on more than one frequency in the P-GSM band.

Channel type and TDMA offset


TSC
Channel,
Description

TN

H=1->

MAIO (high part)

H=0->

spare
HSN

MAIO low part

ARFCN (Hpart)

A R F C N (low part)
Power Command

0
0
FORMAT-ID
Cell
Channel
Description

120

008
0

Channel
Mode

007
1

006
1

Power level
0

124
CA
ARFCN
CA ARFCN
.........................
...........
CA ARFCN
005
004
0
0

123

122

121

113

003
0

002
1

001
1

Mode
0

Optional
17 octets

Optional
0

Length (value 8 )

Mobile
Allocation

MA
C
8n

MA
C
8n-1

MA
C
8n-7
Conditional
3-10 octets

MA
C
8

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6.2.1.1.2

Phase 2 monoband P-GSM or E-GSM MS

The assigned channel is assumed hopping on more than one frequency in the P-GSM band.
8
0
0
Description of
the
First Channel,
after time
Power Command

Cell Channel
Description

7
6
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
Channel type and TDMA offset
TSC
H=1->

Mode of the First


Channel
(Channel Set 1)
Mobile
Allocation,
after time

3
1
1

2
1
1
TN
MAIO (high part)

1
0
0

H=0->

MAIO low part


0

EPC
mode
0
1
0
0
FORMAT-ID

120

Description of
the
multislot
configuration

4
0
1

008
0

007
0

0
ext
1
ext
0

DA
7
UA
7
1

spare
ARFCN (Hpart)
HSN
A R F C N (low part)
FPC_E
Power level
PC
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
124
123
122
121
CA
ARFCN
CA ARFCN
.........................
113
...........
CA ARFCN
006
005
004
003
002
001
0
1
0
0
0
0

DA
6
UA
6
1

Length = 2
DA
DA
5
4
UA
UA
5
4
0
0

DA
3
UA
3
0

DA
2
UA
2
1

DA
1
UA
1
1

Mode
0

MA
C
8n

MA
C
8n-1

1
0
Length (value 8 )

Optional
17 octets

Optional

Optional
0

MA
C
8n-7
Conditional
3-10 octets

VGCS target
mode Indication
(Note 1)

MA
C
8
0

Target mode
0

MultiRate
configuration
(Note 2)

0
0
0
0
Length of VGCS target mode Indic.
Group cipher key number
0

0
0
0
Length (value 6)
Multirate speech version
NSCB
ICMI
spare
Parameters for MultiRate speech

0
1
spare
1

MA
C
1
1

Optional
3 octets

1
spare

Start mode

Optional
4-8 octets

Note 1: This field is only included for the talker of a voice group call.

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Note 2: This field is only included for calls established with AMR codec.

6.2.1.1.3

Phase 2 biband MS

For phase 2 biband MS the "Frequency List, after time" is always used to assigned a channel hopping
on more than one frequency in the P-GSM band because it is the shortest way of coding frequencies,
see section 6.2.1.2 for the description.

6.2.1.2

Assigned channel in the E-GSM, GSM850, DCS1800 or DCS1900 band

When the assigned channel is hopping on more than one frequency in the E-GSM, GSM850,
DCS1800 or DCS1900 band, the Frequency List IE is used with Range 1024, range 512, range 256 or
range 128 format:
8
0
0

Description of the
First Channel, after
time
Power Command

Frequency List,
after time

Description of the
multislot
configuration

Mode of the First


Channel (Channel
Set 1)
VGCS target
mode Indication

7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
Channel type and TDMA offset
TN
TSC
H=1->
MAIO (high part)
H=0->
spare
ARFCN (Hpart)
MAIO low part
HSN
A R F C N (low part)
0
EPC
FPC_E
Power level
mode
PC
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
Length of frequency list contents
1
0
0
0
FORMAT-ID
ORIGFORMAT-ID
(continued)
ARFCN
Note 1
high
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
ORIGW(1) (high part)
ARFCN
(low)
W(1)
W(2) (high part)
(low
part)
W(2) to W(3) are on 8 bits, when present;
W(4) to W(7) are on 7 bits, when present;
W(8) to W(15) are on 6 bits, when present;
W(16) to W(31) are on 5 bits, when present;
W(32) to W(63) are on 4 bits, when present.
..
..
..
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
Length = 2
0
DA
DA
DA
DA
DA
DA
DA
ext
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1
UA
UA
UA
UA
UA
UA
UA
ext
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
1

Target mode

ED
EVOLIUM

01

RELEASED

Mode
0
0
0
0
Length of VGCS target mode Indic.
Group cipher key number

1
spare

1
spare

Optional

Optiona
l

Optional
3 octets

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0
MultiRate
configuration
(Note 2)

Multirate speech version

0
0
Length (value 6 )
NSCB

ICMI

1
Optional

spare

Start mode

4-8
octets

Parameters for MultiRate speech


Note1: 0 x x:
1 0 0:
1 0 1:
1 1 0:
1 1 1:

Range 1024 format;


Range 512 format;
Range 256 format;
Range 128 format;
Variable bit map

Note 2: This field is only included for calls established with AMR codec.

Or with variable bitmap format:


8

Channel type and TDMA offset


Description of the
First Channel, after
time

TN

H=1->

MAIO (high part)

TSC
H=0->

spare

MAIO low part

ARFCN (Hpart)

HSN
A R F C N (low part)

Power Command

Power level
0

Length of frequency list contents


1
0
FORMAT-ID

Frequency List,
after time

(Note 1)

Description of the
multislot
configuration

Mode of the First


Channel (Channel
Set 1)

ED
EVOLIUM

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1
1
ORIGFORMAT-ID
ARFCN
(continued)
high
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFC
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
N
(low)
7
..
..
..
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFC
8k-40
8k-39
8k-38
8k-37
8k-36
8k-35
8k-34
N
8k-33
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
Length
0
DA
DA
DA
DA
DA
DA
DA
ext
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1
UA
UA
UA
UA
UA
UA
UA
ext
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
1

Optional

Optional

Mode

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VGCS target

mode Indication

Length of VGCS target mode Indic.


Target mode
0

MultiRate
configuration
(Note 2)

Group cipher key number


0

3 octets
1
spare
1

1
spare

Length (value 6 )
Multirate speech version

NSCB

ICMI

Optional

Optional
spare

Start mode

4-8
octets

Parameters for MultiRate speech


Notes:
1) k indicates the octet number of the I.E. Frequency List, after time. k 132.
2): This field is only included for calls established with AMR codec.

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6.2.2

Channel Description / CHANNEL DESCRIPTION - Phase 1

TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide a description of an allocatable channel together with its SACCH.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Channel type and TDMA offset


TSC

TN

H=1->
H=0->

MAIO (high part)


spare
ARFCN (Hpart)
HSN
A R F C N (low part)

MAIO low part

1
2
3

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 1:
Channel type and TDMA offset:
Bits

8
0
0
0
0

7
0
0
0
1

6
0
0
1
T

5
0
1
T
T

4
1
T
T
T

TCH/F + ACCHs
TCH/H + ACCHs
SDCCH/4 + SACCH/C4 or CBCH (SDCCH/4)
SDCCH/8 + SACCH/C8 or CBCH (SDCCH/8)
all other values reserved

T bit indicates the subchannel number.


TN : Time slot (0 to 7)
Octets 2 and 3:
TSC : Training Sequence Code (0 to 7)
H

: "0" Single RF channel


"1" RF hopping channel

Channel selector:
H = "0":
The channel selector field consists of the absolute RF channel number.
Bits 4 3:
0 0 spare
ARFCN:
Octet 3
Octet 4

Bits 2, 1
Bits 8 to 1

High part of ARFCN


ARFCN low part

The ARFCN is coded as the binary representation of the absolute RF channel Number.
Range: 0 to 1023
H = "1":

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The channel selector field consists of the mobile allocation index offset, MAIO, and the
hopping sequence number, HSN.

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MAIO:
Octet 3
Octet 4

Bits 4 to 1
Bits 8 to 7

high part
low part

HSN (Octet 4, Bits 1 to 6):


Value 0 to 63.
The HSN field is coded as the binary representation of the hopping sequence number.

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6.2.3

Description of the First Channel, after time / CHANNEL DESCRIPTION 2 - Phase 2

TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide a description of an allocatable channel together with its SACCH.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Channel type and TDMA offset


TSC
MAIO low part

TN

H=1->
H=0->

MAIO (high part)


spare
ARFCN (Hpart)
HSN
A R F C N (low part)

1
2
3

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 1:
Channel type and TDMA offset:
Bits
87654
00000
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the timeslot indicated by TN, and additional
bidirectional or undirectional TCH/Fs and SACCH/Ms according to the multislot
allocation information element
00001
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/F
0001T
TCH/H + ACCHs
001TT
SDCCH/4 + SACCH/C4 or CBCH (SDCCH/4)
01TTT
SDCCH/8 + SACCH/C8 or CBCH (SDCCH/8)
In the description below "n" is the timeslot number indicated by TN. The
description is valid only if all the indicated timeslot numbers are in the rang 0 to 7.
1 0 X X X TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the time slot indicated by TN, and additional
bidirectional TCH/Fs and SACCH/Ms at other timeslots according to the following:
XXX
0 0 0
no additional timeslots
0 0 1
at timeslot n-1
0 1 0
at timeslot n+1, n-1
0 1 1
at timeslot n+1, n-1 and n-2
1 0 0
at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, and n-3
1 0 1
at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, n-3 and n-4
1 1 0
at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, n-3, n-4 and n-5
1 1 1
at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, n-3, n-4, n-5 and n-6
11001
to
11011
11001
11010
11011
11110

TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the time slot indicated by TN


and
additional unidirectional TCH/FDs and SACCH/MDs at other timeslots according
to the following:
at timeslot n-1
at timeslot n+1, n-1
at timeslot n+1, n-1 and n-2
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the time slot indicated by TN and additional
bidirectional TCH/F and SACCH/M at timeslot n+1 and unidirectional TCH/FD and
SACCH/MD at timeslot n-1
All other values reserved

T bit indicates the subchannel number.


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TN : Time slot (0 to 7)
Octets 2 and 3:
TSC : Training Sequence Code (0 to 7)
H

: "0" Single RF channel


"1" RF hopping channel

Channel selector:
H = "0":
The channel selector field consists of the absolute RF channel number.
Bits 4 3:
0 0 spare
ARFCN:
Octet 3
Octet 4

Bits 2, 1
Bits 8 to 1

High part of ARFCN


ARFCN low part

The ARFCN is coded as the binary representation of the absolute RF channel


Number.
Range: 0 to 1023
H = "1":

The channel selector field consists of the mobile allocation index offset, MAIO, and the
hopping sequence number, HSN.

MAIO:
Octet 3
Octet 4

Bits 4 to 1
Bits 8 to 7

high part
low part

HSN (Octet 4, Bits 1 to 6):


Value 0 to 63.
The HSN field is coded as the binary representation of the hopping sequence number.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
This parameter is transparent for the BTS when received.
At the BSC site, the BSC has to provide the following information:

Channel type and TDMA offset and TN depends of the resource to be allocated by the resource
manager.

H: fixed value according if hopping is used or not (this information has to be provided by O&M).

Channel selector.

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6.2.4

POWER COMMAND

TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the power level for the Mobile Station.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

EPC
mode

FPC_
EPC

Power level

Bits 8 of octet 1 are spare bits (coded as 0).


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
EPC_mode
The EPC mode field indicates whether the assigned channel(s) shall be in enhanced power control
(EPC) mode. It is only valid for channels on which EPC may be used. It is coded as follows:
0
Channel(s) not in EPC mode
1
Channel(s) in EPC mode, not used
FPC_EPC
The FPC_EPC field (octet 2) has different interpretation depending on the channel mode of the
assigned channed(s) and the value of the EPC mode field.
If the channel mode is such that fast power control (FPC) may be used, the FPC_EPC field indicates
whether Fast Measurement Reporting and Power Control mechanism is used. It is coded as follows:
0
FPC not in use
1
FPC in use, not used
If the channel mode is such that EPC may be used and the EPC mode field indicates that the channel
is in EPC mode, the FPC_EPC field indicates whether EPC shall be used for uplink power control. It is
coded as follows:
0
EPC not in use for uplink power control, not used
1
EPC in use for uplink power control, not used

Power level: binary representation of the power control level (0 to 31)


GSM phase 1

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Power Control
level
Peak power
43 dBm
41 dBm
39 dBm
37 dBm
35 dBm
33 dBm
31 dBm
29 dBm
27 dBm
25 dBm
23 dBm
21 dBm
19 dBm
17 dBm
15 dBm
13 dBm

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
GSM phase 2
Power Control
level

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

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GSM-900

GSM-900

DCS-1800
Binary value
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

DCS-1800

Peak power
30 dBm
28 dBm
26 dBm
24 dBm
22 dBm
20 dBm
18 dBm
16 dBm
14 dBm
12 dBm
10 dBm
8 dBm
6 dBm
4 dBm

Binary value
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11 (note 1)
12 (note 1)
13 (note 1)

GSM-850

Peak power Binary value Peak power Binary value Peak Power Binary value
30 dBm
0
28 dBm
1
39 dBm
2
26 dBm
2
39 dBm
2
37 dBm
3
24 dBm
3
37 dBm
3
35 dBm
4
22 dBm
4
35 dBm
4
33 dBm
5
20 dBm
5
33 dBm
5
31 dBm
6
18 dBm
6
31 dBm
6
29 dBm
7
16 dBm
7
29 dBm
7
27 dBm
8
14 dBm
8
27 dBm
8
25 dBm
9
12 dBm
9
25 dBm
9
23 dBm
10
10 dBm
10
23 dBm
10
21 dBm
11
8 dBm
11
21 dBm
11
19 dBm
12
6 dBm
12
19 dBm
12
17 dBm
13
4 dBm
13
17 dBm
13
15 dBm
14
2 dBm
14
15 dBm
14
13 dBm
15
0 dBm
15
13 dBm
15
11 dBm
16
11 dBm
16
9 dBm
17
9 dBm
17
7 dBm
18
7 dBm
18
5 dBm
19
5 dBm
19

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Power Control
level

DCS-1900
Peak power
33dBm
32dBm
30dBm
28dBm
26 dBm
24 dBm
22 dBm
20 dBm
18 dBm
16 dBm
14 dBm
12 dBm
10 dBm
08 dBm
06 dBm
04 dBm
02 dBm
0 dBm

30
31
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Note 1: These power control levels are not authorised for MS DCS-1800 class 1. They are only used
by the MS class 2.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
The parameter is transparent for the BTS. At the BSC site, this parameter is given to the Mobile
Station according to the classmark information received from the MS.

6.2.5

FREQUENCY LIST, after time / FREQUENCY LIST

TYPE: C
DEFINITION
To provide the absolute radio frequency channel numbers used in a cell.
BIT DESCRIPTION
Bit map 0 format
8

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0
0
0
0
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
FORMAT-ID
124
123
122
121
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
120
119
118
117
116
115
114
113
:
:
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
008
007
006
005
004
003
002
001

Range 1024 format

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18

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1
0
FORMAT-ID

0
FORMID
W(1) (low part)
:

F0

1
2

W(1)
(high part)

W(2) to W(3) are on 9 bits, when present


W(4) to W(7) are on 8 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 7 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 6 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 10-k bits when present

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Range

512 format

supported

Length of frequency list contents


1
0
FORMAT-ID

ORIGARFCN
(low)
W(1) (low part)

1
2

0
0
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
W(1) (high part)

ORIGARFCN

4
5

W(2) (high part)

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 8 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 7 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 6 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 5 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 9-k bits when present

Range

256 format

supported

Length of frequency list contents


1
0
FORMAT-ID

ORIGARFCN
(low)
W(1)
(low)

1
2

0
1
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
W(1) (high part)

ORIGARFCN

W(2)

4
5

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 7 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 6 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 5 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 4 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 8-k bits when present

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Range

128 format

supported

Length of frequency list contents


1
0
FORMAT-ID

1
0
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
W(1)

ORIGARFCN
(low)

ORIGARFCN

4
5

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 6 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 5 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 4 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 3 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 7-k bits when present
Variable bit map format

supported

Length of frequency list contents =16


1
0
FORMAT-ID

1
1
ORIGFORMAT-ID
ARFCN
(continued)
high
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(low)
:
:
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111

1
2
3

4
5

18

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Bits 5 and 6 are spare bits in octet 3.
FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

F0

: Frequency 0 indicator. Coded 0 if ARFCN 0 is not a member of the set. Coded 1 if


ARFCN 0 is a member of the set.

ORIG-ARFCN : This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.
RRFCN N
: Relative Radio Frequency Channel Number N.
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = (ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '1'.
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = (ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 not belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '0'.
W

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PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


ORIG-ARFCN, RRFCN N: Values stored in BSC and updated according to system reconfigurations.

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6.2.6

CELL CHANNEL DESCRIPTION

TYPE: O
DEFINITION
To provide the reference frequency list to be used to decode the mobile allocation information
element.
BIT DESCRIPTION
Bitmap 0 format
8

CA ARFCN

FORMAT-ID

124

122

CA ARFCN
.........................
...........

120

008

123

007

006

CA ARFCN
005
004

1
2

121
3
113
17

003

002

001

Bits 5 and 6 are spare bits in octet 2.


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier

Only bitmap 0 Format is supported.

CA ARFCN N : Cell Allocation Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number N


CA ARFCN N : "0" not belonging to the cell allocation
"1" belonging to the cell allocation
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
Format-ID: Fixed value = 00.
CA ARFCN N : Value stored in BSC and updated according to system reconfigurations.

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6.2.7

Description of the multislot configuration / MULTISLOT ALLOCATION

TYPE: C
DEFINITION
To provide a description of which channels are used in downlink and uplink respectively, in a multislot
configuration.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length = 1

1
2

1
ext

DA
7

DA
6

DA
5

DA
4

DA
3

DA
2

DA
1

Or

Length = 2
0
ext
1
ext

DA
7
UA
7

DA
6
UA
6

DA
5
UA
5

1
2

DA
4
UA
4

DA
3
UA
3

DA
2
UA
2

DA
1
UA
1

3
3a

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 3
DA 1-7: Indicates additional downlink channel allocation.If bit DA n is set to "1" this indicates that
timeslot TN = (n + TNm)mod8 is assigned. If bit DA n is set to "0" the corresponding timeslot
is not assigned. TNm is the timeslot number of the main link.
Octet 3a
UA 1-7: Indicates additional uplink channel allocation.If bit UA n is set to "1" this indicates that
timeslot TN = (n + TNm)mod8 is assigned. If bit UA n is set to "0" the corresponding timeslot
is not assigned. TNm is the timeslot number of the main link.
Note:

If octet 3a is not included the timeslots indicated by octet 3 are allocated in both downlink
and uplink direction

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The BSC has to provide the information: DA 1-7. The BSC can provide optionally the information: UA
1-7.

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6.2.8

Mode of the First Channel (Channel Set 1) / CHANNEL MODE

TYPE: O
DEFINITION
The channel mode information element gives the mode of encoding, decoding and transcoding.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

mode

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


The mode field is encoded as follows:
Bits

87654321
00000000
00000001
00100001
01000001
10000001
10000010
10000011
01100001
01100010
01100100
01100111
01100101
01100110
00100111
01100011
01000011
00001111
00000011
00001011
00010011

signaling only
speech (full rate or half rate version 1)
speech (full rate or half rate version 2)
speech (full rate or half rate version 3)
speech (full rate or half rate version 4)
speech (full rate or half rate version 5)
speech (full rate or half rate version 6)
data, 43.5 kbit/s (downlink)+14.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 29.0 kbit/s (downlink)+14.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 43.5 kbit/s (downlink)+29.0 kbps (uplink)
data, 14.5 kbit/s (downlink)+43.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 14.5 kbit/s (downlink)+29.0 kbps (uplink)
data, 29.0 kbit/s (downlink)+43.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 43.5 kbit/s radio interface rate
data, 32.0 kbit/s radio interface rate
data, 29.0 kbit/s radio interface rate
data, 14.5 kbit/s radio interface rate
data, 12 kbit/s radio interface rate
data, 6 kbit/s radio interface rate
data, 3.6 kbit/s radio interface rate
All other values are reserved and not supported.

not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


Data rates received on the A interface which are lower than 2.4 kbit/s are mapped onto the "data 3.6
kbit/s radio interface rate" value in this element.

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6.2.9

MOBILE ALLOCATION, after time / MOBILE ALLOCATION

TYPE C
DEFINITION
To provide the part of the RF channels belonging to the cell allocation which is used in the Mobile
Station hopping sequence (primary band in GSM900).
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

length of Mobile allocation contents


(value 8 )
MA
C
8n
:

MA
C
8n-1

MA
C
8n-7
:

MA
C
008

MA
C
001

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


MA length depends on the relative frequency span of the frequencies in the cell allocation frequency
list
MA Ci:
Mobile Allocation RF Channel i - the RF channels represented in the MA C i bit fields are those which
in the "Cell Channel Description" information element are coded with "1" in the CA ARFCN N bit fields.
MA Ci = CA ARFCN N(i)

i = 1,2...NF

(NF = Number of Frequencies in the CA frequency list).


For a RF channel belonging to the Mobile Allocation the MA C i bit is coded with a "1", for a RF
channel not belonging to the Mobile Allocation, the MA C i bit is coded with a "0". If NF mod 8 0 then
bits NF to 8n in octet 3 must be coded with a "0" in each.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
The parameter is transparent for the BTS when received from the BSC.
At the BSC site the following actions have to be performed
Mobile Allocation Stored and Updated during system reconfiguration.

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6.2.10 VGCS TARGET MODE INDICATION


TYPE: O
DEFINITION
This IE indicates which mode is to be used on the new channel (i.e. dedicated mode or group transmit
mode). If this information element is not present, the mode shall be the same as on the previous
channel.
The VGCS target mode Indication OIE in the ASSIGNMENT COMMAND message sent for the (first
or subsequent) talker, is always valued as group transmit mode.
The IE also indicates the group cipher key number for the group cipher key to be used on the new
channel or if the new channel is non ciphered. If the information element is not present, the ciphering
mode shall be the same as on the previous channel.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Target mode

5
4
3
VGCS target mode Indic. IEI
Length of VGCS target mode Indic.
Group cipher key number

1
spare

1
spare

octet 1
octet 2
octet 3

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Target mode
Bit
87
00
dedicated mode (not used)
01
group transmit mode
Other values are reserved for future use.
Group cipher key number
Bit
6543
0000
0001
0010
0011
0100
0101
0110
0111
1000
1001
1010
1011
1100
1101
1110
1111

no ciphering
cipher key number 1
cipher key number 2
cipher key number 3
cipher key number 4
cipher key number 5
cipher key number 6
cipher key number 7
cipher key number 8
cipher key number 9
cipher key number A
cipher key number B
cipher key number C
cipher key number D
cipher key number E
cipher key number F

(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


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6.2.11 MULTIRATE CONFIGURATION


TYPE: O
DEFINITION :
The MultiRate configuration information element gives all parameters related to a MultiRate speech
codec.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8
7
0
0

6
0

5
0

4
0

3
0

2
1

1
1

octet 1

Length
octet 2
Multirate speech version

NSCB

ICMI

spare

Start mode

octet 3

Parameters for MultiRate speech

octet 4
.
.
octet n (n
8)

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 3
MultiRate speech version:
Bits
8 7 6
0 0 1
Adaptive MultiRate speech version 1
0 1 0
Adaptive MultiRate speech version 2 (Not used)
all other values are reserved.
NSCB (Noise Suppression Control Bit):
Bit
5
0
Noise Suppression can be used (default)
1
Noise Suppression shall be turned off
ICMI (Initial Codec Mode Indicator):
Bit
4
0
The initial codec mode is defined by the implicit rule provided in 3GPP TS 05.09
1
The initial codec mode is defined by the Start Mode field
Bit

3
0

Start Mode:
Bits
21
xx

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Parameters for MultiRate speech (octet 4 to octet n, n 8):


1) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set with one
codec mode is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

2) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set with two
codec modes is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

Spare
0

Threshold 1

octet 5
Spare

Hysteresis 1

octet 6

3) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set of three
codec modes is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

Spare
0

Threshold 1

Hysteresis 1
Threshold
2 (cont.)

octet 5

Threshold 2

octet 6
Spare

Hysteresis 2

octet 7

4) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set of four
modes is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

Spare
0

Hysteresis 1
Threshold
2 (cont.)

Threshold 1
Threshold 2
Threshold 3
Hysteresis 2

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Set of adaptive MultiRate codec modes field (octet 4)


Bit 8
Bit 7
Bit 6
Bit 5
Bit 4
Bit 3
Bit 2
Bit 1

0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1

12,2 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;


12,2 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
10,2 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
10,2 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
7,95 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
7,95 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
7,40 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
7,40 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
6,70 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
6,70 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
5,90 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
5,90 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
5,15 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
5,15 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
4,75 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
4,75 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;

Threshold j (6 bits), see Note 1


Coded as the binary representation of a value N. N corresponds to the threshold of C/I in dB,
as defined in 3GPP TS 05.09;
Hysteresis j (4 bits), see Note 1
Coded as the binary representation of the hysteresis value associated to THRj, as defined in
3GPP TS 05.09.
Note 1: j = 1 corresponds to the lowest value of threshold in dB, j = 2 to the second lowest, j = 3 to the
highest value.

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6.3

ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE
NAME

ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

SCCP connection

44.018

08.08

FUNCTION

This message is sent in the main DCCH from the Mobile Station to the network to
indicate that the Mobile Station has established the main signalling link
successfully.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BSC

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
RR Cause

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2
1

M V

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION
FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

ABNORMAL SITUATION

Procedure to be continued on
allocated channel

TIMER

T3107

Normal assignment procedure


Internal handover

(ref. [3])
(ref. [6])

T3107 is stopped when the message is received.

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6.3.1

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

RR Cause

6.3.2

RR CAUSE VALUE

RR CAUSE

TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the reason for completion of an assignment.
BIT DESCRIPTION

RR CAUSE VALUE

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


The RR cause used:
Bits 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
00000000

Normal event.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This parameter is transparent for the BTS (because the message itself is transparent).
The BSC does not check the value given by the MS. The BSC gives this information to the MSC in the
message over the A Interface.

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6.4

ASSIGNMENT FAILURE
NAME

ASSIGNMENT FAILURE

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

44.018

08.08

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the main DCCH on the old channel from Mobile Station
to the BSC to indicate that the MS has failed to seize the new channel.
Used by BSC to report channel seizure failure to the MSC.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BSC

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
RR Cause

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2
1

M V

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION
FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

ABNORMAL SITUATION

MSC decides to cancel the


procedure or to reallocate a new
channel

TIMER

T 3107

Normal assignment procedure


Internal handover

(ref. [3])
(ref. [6])

T3107 is stopped on reception of this message.

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6.4.1

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

RR Cause

RR CAUSE VALUE

6.4.2 RR CAUSE
TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the reason for the assignment failure.
BIT DESCRIPTION

RR Cause

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This parameter is transparent for the BTS.
The parameter is transparent to the BSC, it is forwarded to the MSC in the ASSIGNMENT-FAILURE
(A interface) message.

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6.5

CHANNEL MODE MODIFY


NAME

CHANNEL MODE MODIFY

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

FACCH

BTS Transparent

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the FACCH from the BSC to the Mobile Station to
change the channel mode, for in-call modification.
See Note 3

DIRECTION

From BSC

To MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

FOLLOWING
EVENT

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

Header
M V
Channel Description
M V
(Note 1)
Channel Mode
M V
VGCS target mode Indication
O TLV
Not used
MultiRate configuration
O TLV
(Note 2)
VGCS Ciphering Parameters
O TLV
Not used
IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

2
3
1
3
4-8
3-15
6

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

CHANNEL MODE
MODIFY ACK (new mode)

T9112 expiry,
CHANNEL MODE
MODIFY ACK (old mode)

Start
T9112

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

Channel modification

(ref. [8])

Note 1: TCH/H + TCH/H configuration is not supported for this release.


Note 2:

This field is only included for calls established with AMR codec.

Note 3 : This message is not used in VGCS context .

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6.5.1

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Channel type and TDMA offset

TN

H=1->

MAIO (high part)

TSC

Channel
Description

H=0->

spare

MAIO low part

ARFCN (Hpart)

HSN
A R F C N (low part)

Channel Mode

Channel Mode
0

MultiRate
configuration
(Note)

Length (value 6 )
Multirate speech version

NSCB

ICMI

spare

Start mode

Parameters for MultiRate speech (1-5 octets)

Note:

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6.5.2 CHANNEL DESCRIPTION - Phase 1


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide a description of an allocatable channel together with its SACCH.

BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Channel type and TDMA offset


TSC
MAIO low part

TN

H=1->
H=0->

MAIO (high part)


spare
ARFCN (Hpart)
HSN
A R F C N (low part)

1
2
3

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 1:
Channel type and TDMA offset:
Bits
8 7 6 5 4
0 0 0 0 1 TCH/F + ACCHs
0 0 0 1 T TCH/H + ACCHs
0 0 1 T T SDCCH/4 + SACCH/C4 or CBCH (SDCCH/4)
0 1 T T T SDCCH/8 + SACCH/C8 or CBCH (SDCCH/8)
all other values are reserved
T bit indicates the subchannel number.
TN : Time slot (0 to 7)
Octets 2 and 3:
TSC : Training Sequence Code (0 to 7)
H

: "0" Single RF channel


"1" RF hopping channel

Channel selector:
H = "0":
The channel selector field consists of the absolute RF channel number.
Bits 4 3
0 0 spare
ARFCN:
Octet 2 Bits 2,1
High part of ARFCN
Octet 3 Bits 8 to 1
ARFCN low part
The ARFCN is coded as the binary representation of the absolute RF channel
Number.
Range: 0 to 1023.

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H = "1":

The channel selector field consists of the mobile allocation index offset, MAIO, and the
hopping sequence number, HSN.

MAIO:
Octet 2
Octet 3

Bits 4 to 1
Bits 8 to 7

high part
low part

HSN (Octet 3, Bits 1 to 6):


Value 0 to 63.
The HSN field is coded as the binary representation of the hopping sequence number.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This parameter is transparent for the BTS when received.
At the BSC site, the BSC has to provide the following information:

Channel type and TDMA offset and TN depends of the resource to be allocated by the resource
manager.

H: fixed value according if hopping is used or not (this information has to be provided by O&M).

Channel selector.

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6.5.3 Channel Description / CHANNEL DESCRIPTION 2 - Phase2


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide a description of an allocatable channel together with its SACCH.

BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Channel type and TDMA offset


TSC
MAIO low part

TN

H=1->
H=0->

MAIO (high part)


spare
ARFCN (Hpart)
HSN
A R F C N (low part)

1
2
3

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 1:
Channel type and TDMA offset:
Bits
8 7 6 5 4
00000
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the timeslot indicated by TN,
and
additional bidirectional or undirectional TCH/Fs and SACCH/Ms according to
the multislot allocation information element
0 0 0 0 1 TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/F ACCHs
0 0 0 1 T TCH/H + ACCHs
0 0 1 T T SDCCH/4 + SACCH/C4 or CBCH (SDCCH/4)
0 1 T T T SDCCH/8 + SACCH/C8 or CBCH (SDCCH/8)
In the description below "n" is the timeslot number indicated by TN. The description is valid
only if all the indicated timeslot numbers are in the range 0 to 7.
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the time slot indicated by TN, and
10XXX
additional bidirectional TCH/Fs and SACCH/Ms at other timeslots according to
the following:
X X X:
0 0 0 no additional timeslot
0 0 1 at timeslot n-1
0 1 0 at timeslot n+1, n-1
0 1 1 at timeslot n+1, n-1 and n-2
1 0 0 at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, and n-3
1 0 1 at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, n-3 and n-4
1 1 0 at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, n-3, n-4 and n-5
1 1 1 at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, n-3, n-4, n-5 and n-6
11001
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the time slot indicated by TN and additiona
to
unidirectional TCH/FDs and SACCH/MDs at other timeslots according to the
11011
following:
11001
at timeslot n-1
11010
at timeslot n+1, n-1
11011
at timeslot n+1, n-1 and n-2
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the time slot indicated by TN and
11110
additional bidirectional TCH/F and SACCH/M at timeslot n+1 and unidirectional
TCH/FD and SACCH/MD at timeslot n-1
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T bit indicates the subchannel number.


TN : Time slot (0 to 7)
Octets 2 and 3:
TSC : Training Sequence Code (0 to 7)
H

: "0" Single RF channel


"1" RF hopping channel

Channel selector:
H = "0":
The channel selector field consists of the absolute RF channel number.
Bits 4 3
0 0 spare
ARFCN:
Octet 2 Bits 2,1
High part of ARFCN
Octet 3 Bits 8 to 1
ARFCN low part
The ARFCN is coded as the binary representation of the absolute RF channel
Number.
Range: 0 to 1023.

H = "1":

The channel selector field consists of the mobile allocation index offset, MAIO, and the
hopping sequence number, HSN.

MAIO:
Octet 2
Octet 3

Bits 4 to 1
Bits 8 to 7

high part
low part

HSN (Octet 3, Bits 1 to 6):


Value 0 to 63.
The HSN field is coded as the binary representation of the hopping sequence number.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This parameter is transparent for the BTS when received.
At the BSC site, the BSC has to provide the following information:

Channel type and TDMA offset and TN depends of the resource to be allocated by the resource
manager.

H: fixed value according if hopping is used or not (this information has to be provided by O&M).

Channel selector.

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6.5.4 CHANNEL MODE


TYPE M
DEFINITION :
The channel mode information element gives the mode of encoding, decoding and transcoding.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

mode

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


The mode field is encoded as follows:
Bits
87654321
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 signaling only
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 speech full (rate or half rate version 1)
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 speech (full rate or half rate version 2)
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 speech (full rate or half rate version 3)
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 speech (full rate or half rate version 4)
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 speech (full rate or half rate version 5)
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 speech (full rate or half rate version 6)
0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 data, 43.5 kbit/s (downlink)+14.5 kbps (uplink)
0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 data, 29.0 kbit/s (downlink)+14.5 kbps (uplink)
0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 data, 43.5 kbit/s (downlink)+29.0 kbps (uplink)
0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 data, 14.5 kbit/s (downlink)+43.5 kbps (uplink)
0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 data, 14.5 kbit/s (downlink)+29.0 kbps (uplink)
0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 data, 29.0 kbit/s (downlink)+43.5 kbps (uplink)
0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 data, 43.5 kbit/s radio interface rate
0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 data, 32.0 kbit/s radio interface rate
0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 data, 29.0 kbit/s radio interface rate
0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 data 14.5 kbit/s radio interface rate
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 data 12 kbit/s radio interface rate
0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 data 6 kbit/s radio interface rate
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 data 3.6 kbit/s radio interface rate
All other values are reserved and not supported.

not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

This parameter is deduced from the A interface Channel Type IE.


Data rates received on the A interface which are lower than 2.4 kbit/s are mapped onto the "data 3.6
kbit/s radio interface rate" value in this element.

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6.5.5 MULTIRATE CONFIGURATION


TYPE: O
DEFINITION :
The MultiRate Configuration information element gives all parameters related to a MultiRate speech
codec.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8
0

7
0

6
0

5
0

4
0

3
0

2
1

1
1

octet 1

Length
octet 2
Multirate speech version

NSCB

ICMI

spare

Start mode

octet 3

Parameters for MultiRate speech

octet 4
.
.
octet n (n
8)

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 3
MultiRate speech version:
Bits
8 7 6
0 0 1
Adaptive MultiRate speech version 1
0 1 0
Adaptive MultiRate speech version 2 (Not used)
all other values are reserved.
NSCB (Noise Suppression Control Bit):
Bit
5
0
Noise Suppression can be used (default)
1
Noise Suppression shall be turned off
ICMI (Initial Codec Mode Indicator):
Bit
4
0
The initial codec mode is defined by the implicit rule provided in 3GPP TS 05.09
1
The initial codec mode is defined by the Start Mode field
Bit

3
0

Start Mode:
Bits
21
xx

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Parameters for MultiRate speech (octet 4 to octet n, n 8):


1) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set with one
codec mode is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

2) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set with two
codec modes is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

Spare
0

Threshold 1

octet 5
Spare

Hysteresis 1

octet 6

3) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set of three
codec modes is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

Spare
0

Threshold 1

Hysteresis 1
Threshold
2 (cont.)

octet 5

Threshold 2

octet 6
Spare

Hysteresis 2

octet 7

4) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set of four
modes is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

Spare
0

Hysteresis 1
Threshold
2 (cont.)

Threshold 1
Threshold 2
Threshold 3
Hysteresis 2

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Set of adaptive MultiRate codec modes field (octet 4)


Bit 8
Bit 7
Bit 6
Bit 5
Bit 4
Bit 3
Bit 2
Bit 1

0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1

12,2 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;


12,2 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
10,2 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
10,2 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
7,95 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
7,95 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
7,40 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
7,40 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
6,70 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
6,70 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
5,90 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
5,90 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
5,15 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
5,15 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
4,75 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
4,75 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;

Threshold j (6 bits), see Note 1


Coded as the binary representation of a value N. N corresponds to the threshold of C/I in dB,
as defined in 3GPP TS 05.09;
Hysteresis j (4 bits), see Note 1
Coded as the binary representation of the hysteresis value associated to THRj, as defined in
3GPP TS 05.09.
Note 1: j = 1 corresponds to the lowest value of threshold in dB, j = 2 to the second lowest, j = 3 to the
highest value.

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6.6

CHANNEL MODE MODIFY ACK


NAME

CHANNEL MODE MODIFY ACK

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

FACCH

BTS Transparent

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the FACCH from the Mobile Station to the BSC to
acknowledge the requested change of mode, for in-call modification.
To indicate successful change of mode or that the old mode is valid.

DIRECTION

From MS

To BSC

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

Header
Channel Description
Channel Mode

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

M V
M V
M V

2
3
1

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
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Stop
T9112

Channel modification

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6.6.1

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Channel type and TDMA offset

TN

H=1->
Channel
Description

MAIO (high part)

TSC
H=0->

spare

MAIO low part

ARFCN (Hpart)

HSN
A R F C N (low part)

Channel Mode

Channel Mode

6.6.2 CHANNEL DESCRIPTION - Phase 1


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide a description of an allocatable channel together with its SACCH.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Channel type and TDMA offset


TSC
MAIO low part

TN

H=1->
H=0->

MAIO (high part)


spare
ARFCN (Hpart)
HSN
A R F C N (low part)

1
2
3

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 1:

Bits

Channel type and TDMA offset:


8 7 6 5 4
0 0 0 0 1
TCH/F + ACCHs
0 0 0 1 T
TCH/H + ACCHs
0 0 1 T T
SDCCH/4 + SACCH/C4 or CBCH (SDCCH/4)
0 1 T T T
SDCCH/8 + SACCH/C8 or CBCH (SDCCH/8)
all other values are reserved.
T bit indicates the subchannel number.
TN : Time slot (0 to 7)

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Octets 2 and 3:
TSC : Training Sequence Code (0 to 7)
H

: "0" Single RF channel


"1" RF hopping channel

Channel selector:
H = "0":
The channel selector field consists of the absolute RF channel number.
Bits 4 3
0 0 spare
ARFCN:
Octet 2
Octet 3

Bits 2,1
Bits 8 to 1

High part of ARFCN


ARFCN low part

The ARFCN is coded as the binary representation of the absolute RF channel


Number.
Range: 0 to 1023.
H = "1":

The channel selector field consists of the mobile allocation index offset, MAIO, and the
hopping sequence number, HSN.

MAIO:
Octet 2
Octet 3

Bits 4 to 1
Bits 8 to 7

high part
low part

HSN (Octet 3, Bits 1 to 6):


Value 0 to 63.
The HSN field is coded as the binary representation of the hopping sequence number.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This parameter is transparent for the BTS when received.

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6.6.3 CHANNEL DESCRIPTION 2 - Phase2


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide a description of an allocatable channel together with its SACCH.

BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Channel type and TDMA offset


TSC
MAIO low part

TN

H=1->
H=0->

MAIO (high part)


spare
ARFCN (Hpart)
HSN
A R F C N (low part)

1
2
3

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 1:
Channel type and TDMA offset:
Bits
8 7 6 5 4
00000
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the timeslot indicated by TN, and
additional bidirectional or undirectional TCH/Fs and SACCH/Ms according to
the multislot allocation information element
0 0 0 0 1
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/F ACCHs
0 0 0 1 T
TCH/H + ACCHs
0 0 1 T T
SDCCH/4 + SACCH/C4 or CBCH (SDCCH/4)
0 1 T T T
SDCCH/8 + SACCH/C8 or CBCH (SDCCH/8)
In the description below "n" is the timeslot number indicated by TN. The description is valid
only if all the indicated timeslot numbers are in the range 0 to 7.
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the time slot indicated by TN, and
10XXX
additional bidirectional TCH/Fs and SACCH/Ms at other timeslots according to
the following:
X X X:
0 0 0 no additional timeslots
0 0 1 at timeslot n-1
0 1 0 at timeslot n+1, n-1
0 1 1 at timeslot n+1, n-1 and n-2
1 0 0 at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, and n-3
1 0 1 at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, n-3 and n-4
1 1 0 at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, n-3, n-4 and n-5
1 1 1 at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, n-3, n-4, n-5 and n-6
11001
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the time slot indicated by TN and
to
additional unidirectional TCH/FDs and SACCH/MDs at other timeslots
11011
according to the following:
11001
at timeslot n-1
11010
at timeslot n+1, n-1
11011
at timeslot n+1, n-1 and n-2
11110
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the time slot indicated by TN and
additional bidirectional TCH/F and SACCH/M at timeslot n+1 and
unidirectional TCH/FD and SACCH/MD at timeslot n-1
All other values are reserved

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T bit indicates the subchannel number.


TN : Time slot (0 to 7)

Octets 2 and 3:
TSC : Training Sequence Code (0 to 7)
H

: "0" Single RF channel


"1" RF hopping channel

Channel selector:
H = "0":
The channel selector field consists of the absolute RF channel number.
Bits 4 3
0 0 spare
ARFCN:
Octet 2 Bits 2,1
High part of ARFCN
Octet 3 Bits 8 to 1
ARFCN low part
The ARFCN is coded as the binary representation of the absolute RF channel
Number.
Range: 0 to 1023.

H = "1":

The channel selector field consists of the mobile allocation index offset, MAIO, and the
hopping sequence number, HSN.

MAIO:
Octet 2
Octet 3

Bits 4 to 1
Bits 8 to 7

high part
low part

HSN (Octet 3, Bits 1 to 6):


Value 0 to 63.
The HSN field is coded as the binary representation of the hopping sequence number.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This parameter is transparent for the BTS when received.
At the BSC site, the BSC has to provide the following information:

Channel type and TDMA offset and TN depends of the resource to be allocated by the resource
manager.

H: fixed value according if hopping is used or not (this information has to be provided by O&M).

Channel selector.

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6.6.4 CHANNEL MODE


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
The channel mode information element gives the mode of encoding, decoding and transcoding.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

mode

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


The mode field is encoded as follows:
Bits

87654321
00000000
00000001
00100001
01000001
10000001
10000010
10000011
01100001
01100010
01100100
01100111
01100101
01100110
00100111
01100011
01000011
00001111
00000011
00001011
00010011

signalling only
speech (full rate or half rate version 1)
speech (full rate or half rate version 2)
speech (full rate or half rate version 3)
speech (full rate or half rate version 4)
speech (full rate or half rate version 5)
speech (full rate or half rate version 6)
data, 43.5 kbit/s (downlink)+14.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 29.0 kbit/s (downlink)+14.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 43.5 kbit/s (downlink)+29.0 kbps (uplink)
data, 14.5 kbit/s (downlink)+43.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 14.5 kbit/s (downlink)+29.0 kbps (uplink)
data, 29.0 kbit/s (downlink)+43.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 43.5 kbit/s radio interface rate
data, 32.0 kbit/s radio interface rate
data, 29.0 kbit/s radio interface rate
data 14.5 kbit/s radio interface rate
data 12 kbit/s radio interface rate
data 6 kbit/s radio interface rate
data 3.6 kbit/s radio interface rate
All other values are reserved and not supported.

not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The MS sets this parameter according to the applied new rate or according to the old one.

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6.7

CHANNEL RELEASE
NAME

CHANNEL RELEASE

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the main DCCH from the BSC to the Mobile Station to
initiate deactivation of the dedicated channel used.

DIRECTION

From: BSC

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

COMMENT

Header
RR Cause
M V
BA Range
O TLV
Group Channel Description
O TLV
Group Cipher Key Number
C TV
GPRS Resumption
O TV
BA List Pref
O TLV
UTRAN Freq List
O TLV
Cell Channel Description
O TV
Cell selection indicator after release O TLV
of all TCH and SDCCH
Enhanced DTM CS Release
O TV
Indication
VGCS Ciphering Parameters
O TLV
Group Channel Description 2
O TLV
IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION
FOLLOWING
EVENT

TYPE

2
1
6-37
5-13
1
1
3-?
3-?
17
5-10

(1)
(3)
Not used
(2)
Not used
Not used
(3)

Not used

Not used
Not used

3-15
13
81

ABNORMAL SITUATION

The Mobile station releases the Local resource release if MS


radio link layer
does not release the link layer.

Call release

LENGTH
(byte)

TIMER

T3109

(ref. [5])

(1) Sent to phase 2 MS, only during location updating procedure.


(2) Only sent to the MS which supports the GPRS services.
(3) There is only one Use Case in which the BTS sends Channel Release message with Group
Channel Description OIE and Cell Channel Description OIE:
If a MS VGCS originator/talker performs an intercell handover towards a non hopping channel,
and if in the target cell the corresponding group call channel is a hopping one. When the talker
stops talking, if the BTS sends Channel Release message with Group Channel Description OIE
but without Cell Channel Description OIE, the former talker cannot understand this message.
See reason for change of 3GPP CR 44.018/301r2.
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6.7.1

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

RR Cause
BA Range

RR CAUSE VALUE
0

(optional)

Length of BA range contents


Number of Ranges
Range1 Lower (high)
Range1_Lower
Range1_Higher (high)
(low)
Range1_Higher (low)
Range2_Lower (high)
Range2_Lower (low)

Range2_High
er (high)

Range2_Higher (low)
Range3_Lower (high)
Range3_Lower
Range3_Higher (high)
(low)
Range3_Higher (low)
Range4_Lower (high)
Range4_Lower (low)

Range4_High
er (high)

Range4_Higher (low)
:
Group Channel
description

Length of Group Channel Description contents


Channel type and TDMA offset
H=1->

TN
MAIO (high part)

TSC
H=0->

spare

MAIO
low part

ARFCN
(Hpart)

HSN
A R F C N (low part)

MA
C
8n

MA
C
8n-1

MA
C
8n-7
.......

MA
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GPRS Resumption
(optional, GPRS
MS only
Cell Channel
Description

Cell selection
indicator after
release of all TCH
and SDCCH

0
0
0
ACK
Spare Spare Spare

Bit
128

Bit
127

0
spare

0
spare

Bit
124

Bit
123

Bit
122

Bit
121

Bit
120

Bit
119

Bit
118

Bit
117

Bit
116

Bit
115

Bit
114

Bit
113

Bit
008

Bit
007

Bit
006

Bit
005

Bit
004

Bit
003

Bit
002

Bit
001

Length of Cell selection indicator content

See description below

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6.7.2 RR CAUSE
TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the reason for release.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

RR CAUSE VALUE

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


The RR cause used:
Bits
8 7 6 5 4 3
0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 1
0 0 0 0 0 1

2
0
0
1
0
0

1
0
1
1
0
1

Normal event
Abnormal release, unspecified
Abnormal release, timer expired
Abnormal release, no activity on the radio path
Pre-emptive release
all other causes are not supported.

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6.7.3 BA RANGE
TYPE: O
DEFINITION
To provide the mobile station with ARFCN range information which can be used in the cell selection
procedure.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length of BA range contents

Number of ranges

RANGE1_LOWER (high)

RANGE1_LO
RANGE1_HIGHER (high)
WER (low)
RANGE1_HIGHER (low)
RANGE2_LOWER (high)
RANGE2_LOWER (low)

RANGE2_HIGHER (low)

RANGE2_HIG 7
HER (high)
8

RANGE3_LOWER (high)

RANGE3_LO
RANGE3_HIGHER (high)
WER (low)
RANGE3_HIGHER (low)
RANGE4_LOWER (high)
RANGE4_LOWER (low)
RANGE4_HIGHER (low)
:

10
11

RANGE4_HIG 12
HER (high)
13

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


A maximum of 13 different ranges is supported, to fit into maximum 2 LAPDm frames.
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6.7.4

GROUP CHANNEL DESCRIPTION


8

5
4
3
2
1
Group Channel Description IEI
Length of Group Channel Description contents
Channel type
and TDMA offset
TN
H=1->
MAIO (high part)
TSC
--- H -- ---------------------------------------------------ARFCN
0
H=0->
spare
(high part)
MAIO
HSN
(low part)
ARFCN (low part)
MA
MA
MA
MA
MA
MA
MA
MA
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
8n
8n-1
8n-2
8n-3
8n-4
8n-5
8n-6
8n-7

MA
C
008

MA
C
007

MA
C
006

MA
C
005

MA
C
004

MA
C
003

MA
C
002

MA
C
001

octet 1
octet 2
octet 3

octet 4

octet 5

octet 6

octet n+5

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 3
Channel type and TDMA offset.
Bits 8 7 6 5 4
0 0 0 0 1
TCH/FS + ACCHs (speech codec version 1)
0 0 0 1 T
TCH/HS + ACCHs (speech codec version 1)
1 0 0 0 0
TCH/FS + ACCHs (speech codec version 2) (not used)
0 0 1 T T
SDCCH/4 + SACCH/C4 (not used)
0 1 T T T
SDCCH/8 + SACCH/C8 (not used)
all other values are reserved.
T bit indicates the Subchannel Number.
TN : Time slot (0 to 7)
Octets 4 and 5:
TSC : Training Sequence Code (0 to 7)
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Channel selector:
H = "0":
The channel selector field consists of the absolute RF channel number.
Bits 4 3
0 0 spare
ARFCN:
Octet2
Octet 3

Bits 2,1
High part of ARFCN
Bits 8 to 1 ARFCN low part

The ARFCN is coded as the binary representation of the absolute RF channel


Number.
Range
0 to 1023.

H = "1":

The channel selector field consists of the mobile allocation index offset, MAIO, and the
hopping sequence number, HSN.

MAIO:
Octet 2
Octet 3

Bits 4 to 1 High part


Bits 8 to 7 Low part

HSN (Octet 3, Bits 1 to 6):


Value 0 to 63.
The HSN field is coded as the binary representation of the hopping sequence number.
Octet 6 (n+5)
MA length depends on the relative frequency span of the frequencies in the cell allocation frequency
list
MA Ci:
Mobile Allocation RF Channel i - the RF channels represented in the MA C i bit fields are those which
in the "Cell Channel Description" information element are coded with "1" in the CA ARFCN N bit fields.
MA Ci = CA ARFCN N(i)

i = 1,2...NF

(NF = Number of Frequencies in the CA frequency list).


For a RF channel belonging to the Mobile Allocation the MA C i bit is coded with a "1", for a RF
channel not belonging to the Mobile Allocation, the MA C i bit is coded with a "0". If NF mod 8 0 then
bits NF to 8n in octet 3 must be coded with a "0" in each.

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These parameters are transparent for the BTS when received.
At the BSC site, the BSC has to provide the following information:

Channel type and TDMA offset and TN depends of the resource to be allocated by the
resource manager.

H: fixed value according if hopping is used or not (this information has to be provided by O&M).

Channel selector.

Mobile Allocation Stored and Updated during system reconfiguration.

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6.7.5 GPRS RESUMPTION


TYPE: O
DEFINITION
The purpose of the GPRS Resumption information element is to indicate whether the network has
successfully resumed GPRS services or not.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

ACK

IEI

Spare Spare Spare

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


The ACK field (1 bit) is the binary acknowledge of a successful resumption of GPRS services:
0 resumption of GPRS services not successfully acknowledged;
1 resumption of GPRS services successfully acknowledged.
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6.7.6

CELL CHANNEL DESCRIPTION

TYPE: O
DEFINITION
To provide the reference frequency list to be used to decode the mobile allocation information
element.
BIT DESCRIPTION
Bitmap 0 format
8

CA ARFCN

FORMAT-ID

124

122

CA ARFCN
.........................
...........

120

008

123

007

006

CA ARFCN
005
004

1
2

121
3
113
17

003

002

001

Bits 5 and 6 are spare bits in octet 2.


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier

Only bitmap 0 Format is supported.

CA ARFCN N : Cell Allocation Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number N


CA ARFCN N : "0" not belonging to the cell allocation
"1" belonging to the cell allocation
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Format-ID: Fixed value = 00.
CA ARFCN N : Value stored in BSC and updated according to system reconfigurations.

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Range 1024 format


8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

0
spare

0
spare

0
FORMID
W(1) (low part)

F0

W(1) (high part)

W(2) (high part)


W(2)
(low)

W(3) (high part)

W(3) (low part)

W(4) (high part)

W(4) (low part)

W(5) (high part)

W(5) (low part)

W(6) (high part)

W(6) (low part)

W(7) (high part)

W(7) (low part)

W(8) (high part)

W(8)
(low)

W(9)

10

W(10)

W(11)
(high)
W(12) (high part)

W(11) (low part)


W(12) (low part)

W(13) (high part)

W(13) (low part)

W(14) (high part)

W(14) (low part)

W(15) (high part)

W(15) (low part)

W(16)

11
12
13
14
15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

F0

: Frequency indicator
0 ARFCN 0 is not a member of the set
1 ARFCN 0 is a member of the set

W(i)

: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


if W(k) is null, W(K+1) to W(16) must be null also.

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Range

512 format
8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

0
spare

0
spare

0
FORM-ID

1
ORIGARFCN
high

ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)


ORIGARFCN
low
W(1) (low part)

W(1) (high part)

W(2) (high part)

W(2) (low)

W(3) (high part)

W(3) (low part)

W(4) (high part)

W(4)
(low)

W(5)

W(6)

W(7)
(high)
W(8) (high part)

W(7) (low part)


W(8) (low part)

W(9) (high part)

W(9) (low part)

W(10)
W(11)

W(13) (high part)

W(13) (low part)

W(14)
W(15)

10

12
13
14

W(16) (high)

W(16) (low part)

11
W(12) (high)

W(12) (low part)

W(17)

15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

ORIG-ARFCN : This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used to decode the rest of the element.
W(i)

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Range

256 format

supported

1
0
FORMAT-ID

0
spare

0
spare

0
FORM-ID

1
ORIGARFCN
high

ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)


ORIGARFCN
low
W(1)
(loW)

W(1) (high part)

W(2)

W(3)

W(4)
(high)
W(5) (high part)

W(4) (low part)


W(5) (low part)
W(6)
(low)

W(6) (high part)


W(8)
(high)

W(8) (low part)

W(9) (high part)


W(10)

W(14) (low part)

W(12)

W(16) (low part)

W(17)

W(18) (low part)

W(19)

W(20) (low part)

W(21)

10
11

W(14) (high part)


W(15)

W(11) (high)

W(13)

W(7)

W(9)
(low)
W(11) (low part)

W(16)
(high)
W(18)
(high)
W(20)
(high)
0
spare

12
13
14
15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

ORIG-ARFCN : This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used to decode the rest of the element.
W(i)

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Range

128 format

supported

1
0
FORMAT-ID

0
spare

0
spare

1
FORM-ID

1
ORIGARFCN
high

ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)


ORIGARFCN
low

W(1)

W(2)

W(3) (high part)

W(3) (low part)


W(4)
(low)
W(6) (low part)

W(4) (high part)


W(5)

4
5

W(6) (high part)


W(7)

6
7

W(8)

W(9)

W(10)

W(11)

W(12)

W(13)

10

W(14)

W(15)

11

W(16)
W(18)
(low)
W(21) (low)

W(17)
W(19)

W(20)
W(22)

W(24)
W(26)
(low)

W(18) (high)
W(21)
(high)
W(23)

W(25)
W(27)

13
14

W(26) (high)
W(28)

12

0
spare

15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

ORIG-ARFCN : This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used to decode the rest of the element.
W(i)

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Variable bit map format

supported

1
0
FORMAT-ID

4
1

1
1
FORMAT-ID
(continued)

1
ORIGARFC
N
high

ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)


ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFC
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
N
(low)
7
:
:
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFC
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
N
111

Bits 5 and 6 are spare bits in octet 2.

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier

Bitmap 0 format is only supported for GSM 900


Variable bit map is only supported for DCS 1800, GSM850 and
DCS1900

CA ARFCN N : Cell Allocation Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number N


CA ARFCN N : "0" not belonging to the cell allocation
"1" belonging to the cell allocation
ORIG-ARFCN : This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.
RRFCN N: Relative radio frequency channel number N
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '1'.
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = (ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 not belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '0'.

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CA ARFCN N, ORIG-ARFCN, RRFCN : values stored in BSC and updated according to system
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6.7.7

CELL SELECTION INDICATOR AFTER RELEASE OF ALL TCH AND SDCCH

TYPE: O
DEFINITION
This IE indicates on which frequency /cell the cell selection after channel release shall be performed.
BIT DESCRIPTION
<Cell Selection Indicator after release of all TCH and SDCCH value part> ::=
{ 000 { 1 <GSM Description : <GSM Description struct >} ** 0
| 001 { 1 <UTRAN FDD Description : < UTRAN FDD Description struct >> } ** 0
| 010 { 1 <UTRAN TDD Description : < UTRAN TDD Description struct >> } ** 0 };
< GSM Description struct > ::=
< Band_Indicator : bit >
< ARFCN : bit (10) >
< BSIC : bit (6) > ;
< UTRAN FDD Description struct > ::=
{0|1
< Bandwidth_FDD : bit (3) > }
< FDD-ARFCN : bit (14) >
{0|1
< FDD_Indic0 : bit >
< NR_OF_FDD_CELLS : bit (5) >
< FDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field : bit (p(NR_OF_FDD_CELLS)) > } ;
< UTRAN TDD Description struct > ::=
{0|1
< Bandwidth_TDD : bit (3) > }
< TDD-ARFCN : bit (14) >
{0|1
< TDD_Indic0 : bit >
< NR_OF_TDD_CELLS : bit (5) >
< TDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field : bit (q(NR_OF_TDD_CELLS)) > } ;
Note: only FDD-ARFCN field in UTRAN FDD description, or Bandwidth_TDD and TDD-ARFCN in
UTRAN TDD Description are used in B10.
Example 1 (3 FDD descriptions are sent to MS):
8

Length of Cell selection indicator content


0

FDD-ARFCN 1

FDD-ARFCN 1
FDD-ARFCN 1

FDD-ARFCN
2

FDD-ARFCN 2
FDD-ARFCN 2

FDDARF
CN 3

FDD-ARFCN 3

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spare

Example 2 (3 TDD descriptions are sent to MS):


8

Length of Cell selection indicator content


0

Bandwidth_TDD

TDD-ARFCN 1
TDD-ARFCN 1
1

Bandwidth_TDD

TDD-ARFCN 2

TDD-ARFCN 2
TDD-ARFCN
2

Bandwidth_TDD

TDD-ARFCN 3
TDD-ARFCN 3

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Band_Indicator (1 bit field)
0
ARFCN indicates 1800 band
1
ARFCN indicates 1900 band
Not used.
ARFCN (10 bit field)
The ARFCN is coded as the binary representation of the absolute RF channel number.
Range 0 to 1023
Not used.
BSIC (6 bit field)
Base Station Identity Code is compsed of NCC and BCC.
Range 0 to 63
Not used.
Bandwidth_FDD (3bit field)
This optional information element will be used for future releases of the protocol. When missing, this
indicates the present FDD bandwidth. When present, this shall not be considered as an error; indices
of the 3G Neighbour Cell list shall be incremented accordingly.
Not used.
FDD_ARFCN (14 bit field)
This optional information element is defined as the UARFCN in 3GPP TS 25.101. Any non-supported
frequency shall not be considered as an error; indices of the 3G Neighbour Cell list shall be
incremented accordingly.
Set by O&M.
FDD_Indic0, information 0 indicator (1 bit):
This field indicates if the FDD_CELL_INFORMATION parameter value '0000000000' is a member of
the set.
Bit
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parameter value '0000000000' is not a member of the set
1
parameter value '0000000000' is a member of the set
Not used.
NR_OF_FDD_CELLS (5 bit field)
This field defines the number of FDD_CELL_INFORMATION parameters.
Not used.
FDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field (p bit field)
For each (10-bit-long) decoded Parameter, bits 1-9 are the Scrambling Code and bit 10 is the
corresponding Diversity Parameter.
The total number of bits p of this field depends on the value of the parameter NR_OF_FDD_CELLS =
n, as follows:
n
p
n
p
n
p
n
p
0
0
5
44 10 81 15
116
1
10 6
52 11 88 16
122
2
19 7
60 12 95 17-31 0
3
28 8
67 13 102
4
36 9
74 14 109
Not used.
Bandwidth_TDD (3 bit field)
Bit
321
000 3.84Mcps
001 1.28Mcps
All other values shall not be interpreted as an error; indices of the 3G Neighbour Cell list shall be
incremented accordingly (and no measurements can be performed). When missing, this indicates 3.84
Mcps.
Set to 001.
TDD_ARFCN (14 bit field)
This optional information element is defined as the UARFCN in 3GPP TS 25.102. Any non-supported
frequency shall not be considered as an error; indices of the 3G Neighbour Cell list shall be
incremented accordingly.
Set by O&M.
NR_OF_TDD_CELLS (5 bit field)
This field defines the number of TDD_CELL_INFORMATION parameters.
Not used.
TDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field (q bit field)
For each (9-bit-long) decoded Parameter, bits 1-7 are the Cell Parameter, bit 8 is the Sync Case
TSTD and bit 9 is the Diversity TDD bit.
The total number of bits q of this field depends on the value of the parameter NR_OF_TDD_CELLS =
m, as follows:
m q
m q
m q
m q
m
q
0
0
5
39 10 71 15 101 20
126
1
9
6
46 11 77 16 106 21-31 0
2
17 7
53 12 83 17 111
3
25 8
59 13 89 18 116
4
32 9
65 14 95 19 121
Not used.

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6.8

CHANNEL REQUEST
NAME

CHANNEL REQUEST

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

RACH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent in random mode on the RACH. It does not follow the basic
format.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BTS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

See the next page

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

Unformatted 8
bit field

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

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ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

CHANNEL REQUIRED towards


the BSC

Paging and Access Grant Control


(ref. [1])
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6.8.1

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Establ.

Random

Cause

Reference

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Establishment cause:

This information field indicates the reason for requesting the establishment of
a connection.
This field has a variable length (from 3 bits up to 6 bits).

MEANING OF ESTABLISHMENT CAUSE.

1
1

0
1

1
0

X
X

X
X

X
X

X
X

X
X

Emergency call.
Call Re-establishment. TCH/F was in use, or TCH/H was in use but
the network does not set NECI bit to 1.
Call Re-establishment. TCH/H was in use and the network sets
NECI bit to 1.
Call Re-establishment. TCH/H + TCH/H was in use and the network
sets NECI bit to 1.

1
0
0
0
1

0
0
0
0
1

0
1
1
0
1

X
0
1
1
X

X
X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X
X

0
0
0

0
0
0

0
0
0

x
0
1

x
X
X

x
X
X

x
X
X

x
X
X

0
0
0
0

1
1
1
1

1
1
1
1

1
1
1
1

1
1
1
0

0
X
X
x

X
0
X
x

X
X
0
x

0
0
0
0
0

1
1
1
1
1

1
1
1
1
1

0
0
0
0
1

0
0
0
0
1

1
X
X
0
1

1
X
0
1
1

1
0
1
1
1

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Answer to paging, see Note 2.


Originating Call and TCH/F is needed, or originating call, or
procedures which can be completed with an SDCCH, and the
network does not set NECI bit to 1.
Originating speech call from dual-rate mobile station when TCH/H is
sufficient and the network sets NECI bit to 1.
Originating data call from dual-rate mobile station when TCH/H is
sufficient and the network sets NECI bit to 1.
Location Updating, and the network does not set the NECI bit to 1.
Location Updating, and the network sets the NECI bit to 1.
Other procedures which can be completed with an SDCCH.
e.g.; Short message services, IMSI detach, and the network sets
the NECI bit to 1.
One phase packet access with request for single timeslot uplink
transmission; one PDCH is needed.
Single block packet access; one block period on a PDCH is needed
for two phase packet access or other RR signalling purpose.
LMU establishment (not implemented)
Reserved for future use.
Reserved for future use.

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Note 1: The codings above highlighted in bold are equivalent to those expected from a phase 1 GSM
mobile.
Note 2: The coding of CHANNEL REQUEST message (when answering to paging for RR connection
establishment) is as follows:
Paging Indication

MS Capability
Full rate only

Dual Rate

SDCCH only

Any Channel

100XXXXX

100XXXXX

100XXXXX

SDCCH

0001XXXX

0001XXXX

0001XXXX

TCH/ F

100XXXXX

0010XXXX

0001XXXX

TCH/H or TCH/F

100XXXXX

0011XXXX

0001XXXX

Random reference
This is an unformatted field of variable length from 5 to 2 bits
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
.
All the establishment cause values are accepted by the BTS which builds a CHANNEL REQUIRED
message and send it to the BSC (no check is made). The BSC will discard the following CHANNEL
REQUIRED message:

a CHANNEL REQUIRED message received with a Random Access Information field (ie.
Channel Request content) set to 001X XXXX, 010X XXXX, or 011X XXXX. See reference [25];

a CHANNEL REQUIRED message with the content Reserved for future use (ie. 0110 0xx0,
0110 0x01, 0110 0011, or 0111 1111);

a CHANNEL REQUIRED message with the content 0110 0111 (LMU establishment).

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6.9

CIPHERING MODE COMMAND


NAME

CIPHERING MODE COMMAND

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the main DCCH from the BSC to the MS to indicate that
the network has started or stopped (3) deciphering and that enciphering and
deciphering shall be started or stopped (3) in the MS, or to indicate that ciphering
will not be performed.

DIRECTION

From: BSC

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

Header
Cipher Mode Setting
Cipher response

M V
M V

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2

Note (1)
Note (2)

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION
FOLLOWING
EVENT

TIMER

Start ciphering and deciphering


at the MS side.
Or Stop ciphering (3).

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

(1)
(2)
(3)

ABNORMAL SITUATION

Ciphering procedure

(ref. [4])

Multiple algorithms supported in GSM phase 2


New field for GSM phase 2, set to 0 to phase 1 MSs
Phase 2 MSs only

Timer Control of this procedure is in the MSC not in the BSS.


This message (ciphering mode command) is sent to the MS as User Data of the encryption command
message addressed to the BTS. (See 3GPP TS 08.58).

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6.9.1

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
8

CR

Cipher Response
Ciphering Mode setting

Algorithm identifier

SC

6.9.2 CIPHER MODE SETTING


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
The purpose of the cipher mode setting information element is to indicate whether stream ciphering
shall be started or not. When ciphering is started, it indicates the algorithm to be used (except for
GSM phase 1 MS).
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Algorithm identifier

1
SC

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Algorithm Identifier
If SC = 1 then:
Bits

432
000
001
010
011
100
101
110
111

Cipher with algorithm A5/1


Cipher with algorithm A5/2
Cipher with algorithm A5/3
Cipher with algorithm A5/4
Cipher with algorithm A5/5
Cipher with algorithm A5/6
Cipher with algorithm A5/7
Reserved

Not supported in this release


Not supported in this release
Not supported in this release
Not supported in this release
Not supported in this release
Not supported in this release

Bits 2, 3 and 4 are always set to 0 for GSM Phase 1 MS.


SC bit:

"0": No ciphering
"1": Start ciphering

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


According to the ciphering procedure scenario, the value 0 is used when no ciphering is needed.

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6.9.3 CIPHER RESPONSE


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
The purpose of the cipher response information element is to indicate to the mobile which information
should be included in the CIPHERING MODE COMPLETE message.
BIT DESCRIPTION

CR

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


CR bit:

"0": IMEISV shall not be included


"1": IMEISV shall be included

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.10 CIPHERING MODE COMPLETE


NAME

CIPHERING MODE COMPLETE

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

44.018

NA

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the main DCCH from the Mobile Station to the network
to indicate that enciphering and deciphering has been started or stopped in the
Mobile Station.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BSC

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
Mobile Equipment Identity

TYPE

COMMENT

O TLV

LENGTH
(byte)
2
11

Note (1)

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

2-12

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

(1)

Ciphering procedure

(ref. [4])

Set if CR field in Ciphering mode command was set to 1. GSM Phase 2 Mobiles only. This
element is only sent to the MSC if received from the MS. (See 3GPP TS 08.08).

Timer in MSC is stopped on reception of this message.

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6.10.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


8
7

Length of Mobile Equipment Identity contents


Mobile

ID digit 1

Identity

ID digit 3

OEI

Phase 2
1

Mobiles

ID digit 2

Optional

:
ID digit p+1

Field

ID digit P

6.10.2 MOBILE EQUIPMENT IDENTITY


TYPE: O
DEFINITION
To provide the IMEISV.
IMEISV = 16 digits
BIT DESCRIPTION

Length of Mobile Identity Contents

ID digit 1

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

...

...

ID digit p+1

ID digit p

OEI

Type of ID

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Type of ID:

0 1 1 IMEISV

OEI: Odd Even Indicator


value

0: even number of identity digits


1: odd number of digits

Filled digit 1 1 1 1
Octet 3
For the IMEISV this field is coded using BCD coding. If the number of identity digits is even then bits 5
to 8 of the last octet shall be filled with an end mark coded as '1111'.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
BSC and BTS are transparent to this parameter.

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6.11 CLASSMARK CHANGE


NAME

CLASSMARK CHANGE

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

FACCH/SDCCH

Transparent

44.018

NA

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the main DCCH by the Mobile Station to the BSS to
indicate a Classmark change.

DIRECTION

From MS

To BSS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
MS Classmark (MS classmark 2)
Add MS Classmark (MS classmark 3)

TYPE

COMMENT

M V
M LV
C TLV

LENGTH
(byte)
2
4
3-14

Note 1
Note 2

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION
FOLLOWING
EVENT
SPECIF
DOC. REF.
Note 1:
Note 2:

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TIMER

Classmark handling

(ref. [9])

Format changed from GSM Phase 1


New element in GSM Phase 2

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6.11.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


Phase 1 MS
8

Length
Mobile Station
Classmark 2
0

Revision
level
0

Encryption
Algorithm
0
SM.
cap

RF power
Capability
Frequency capability

Phase 2 MS
8

Length = 3
Mobile Station
Classmark

0
Revision
ESRF power
A5/1
spare
level
IND
Capability
0
PS
SS Screen
SM.
FC
spare Capa.
Indicator
cap
VBS VGCS
0
LCS VA
UCS2 SoLSA CMSP A5/3 A5/2
CM3
CAP
spare
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Length

Additional Mobile
Classmark
Information

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6.11.2 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 1


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Defines certain attributes of the Mobile Station equipment in use on a particular transaction.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length

Revision
level
0

Encryption
Algorithm
0
SM.
cap

1
RF power
Capability
Frequency capability

2
3

Bits 8-5 of octet 3 spare set to 0.


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Octet 2
Bits
Revision level

876
000

Bits
Encryption Algorithm

54
00

Bits
RF Power capability
GSM900

321

DCS1800

000
001

DCS1900

000
001
010

Bits
FC Frequency Capability

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All other values reserved.

000
001
010
011
100

Octet 3
Bit
SM Capability

RELEASED

Reserved for phase 1.


All other values reserved

4
0
1
321
000

class 1
class 2
class 3
class 4
class 5
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
class 3
All other values reserved

short message capability not present


short message capability present
Band no 0
Other values reserved.

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PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This is the MS classmark 2 as sent by a phase 1 MS.
The BSC takes this information in order to have the MS power capability for the power control
algorithm.
Note: The BSC will decode the two octets of this IE value as if they were the two first octets of a
phase 2 MS classmark 2 IE value.

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6.11.3 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 2


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Defines certain attributes of the Mobile Station equipment in use on a particular transaction.

BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length
0
spare
0
spare

Revision
ES
level
IND
PS
SS Screen.
Capa.
Indicator

CM3

0
spare

LCS VA
CAP

UCS2

A5/1

RF power
Capability

SM.
cap

VBS

VGCS

SoLSA

CMSP

A5/3

2
FC

A5/2

Bit 8 of octet 2 spare set to 0


Bits 8 of octet 3 spare set to 0

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 2:
Bits
Revision level

76
00
01
10

Bit
ES-IND

5
0
1

Bit
A5/1
Bits
RF Power capability
P-GSM, GSM850 and
E-GSM

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Used by phase 2 MS
Used by mobile stations supporting R99 or later
versions of the protocol
All other value reserved
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option not
implemented.
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option
implemented.

4
0
1
321

algorithm A5/1 available


algorithm A5/1 not available.

000

class 1

001
010
011
100

class 2
class 3
class 4
class 5
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
class 3, handled as class 1

DCS1800

000
001
010

DCS1900

000
001
010

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All other values reserved

Octet 3:
Bit
PS Capability
Bits
SS Screening Indicator

Bit
SM Capability

Bit
VBS Voice Broadcast
Service

Bit
VGCS Voice
Call Service

Group

7
0
1
65
00
01
10
11
4
0
1
3
0

Defined in GSM 04.80


Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
MS does not support mobile terminated point to point
SMS.
MS supports mobile terminated point to point SMS.
no VBS capability or no notifications wanted

1
VBS capability and notifications wanted
Not implemented in the BSS.
2
0
no VGCS capability or no notifications wanted
1

Bit
FC
Capability

PS capability not present


PS capability present

VGCS capability and notifications wanted

1
Frequency
GSM900

GSM850, DCS1800,
DCS1900

0
1
0

The MS does not support the extension band G1 in


addition to the primary GSM band.
The MS does support the extension band G1.
Reserved for future use

Note: only FC is checked in this release and only in GSM900 configuration.

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Octet 4
Bit
CM3 Classmark 3

Bit
LCS VA capability

Bit
UCS2 treatment

Bit
SoLSA
Bit
CMSP: CM Service Prompt

Bit
A5/3 algorithm supported
Bit
A5/2 algorithm supported

8
0
1

No additional MS capability
Additional MS capabilities are described in the MS
Classmark 3 information element.

6
0

LCS value added location request notification capability not


supported
1
LCS value added location request notification capability
supported
Not implemented in the BSS.
5
0
the ME has a preference for the default alphabet (defined in
GSM 03.38) over UCS2
1
the ME has no preference between the use of the default
alphabet and the use of UCS2.
Not implemented in the BSS.
4
0
The ME does not support SoLSA
1
The ME supports SoLSA.
3
0
"Network initiated MO CM connection request" not supported
1
"Network initiated MO CM connection request" supported for
at least one CM protocol.
Not implemented in the BSS.
2
0
A5/3 not available
1
A5/3 available
1
0
A5/2 not available
1
A5/2 available
Note: only A5/2 is checked in this release.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

The BSC takes this information in order to have the MS power capability for the power control
algorithm, the MS frequency capability and the MS ciphering capability.
Additional mobile info can be obtained by invoking the classmark interrogation procedure.

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6.11.4 MS CLASSMARK 3
TYPE: C
DEFINITION
Defines certain attributes of the Mobile Station equipment in use on a particular transaction.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length

1
2

Classmark 3 Value part


3 - 14
(See CSN.1 description below)

<Classmark 3 Value part> ::=


< spare bit >
{
< Multiband supported : { 000 } >
< A5 bits >
|
< Multiband supported : { 101 | 110 } >
< A5 bits >
< Associated Radio Capability 2 : bit(4) >
< Associated Radio Capability 1 : bit(4) >
|
< Multiband supported : { 001 | 010 | 100 } >
< A5 bits >
< spare bit >(4)
< Associated Radio Capability 1 : bit(4) > }
{ 0 | 1 < R Support > }
{ 0 | 1 < HSCSD Multi Slot Capability > }
< UCS2 treatment: bit >
< Extended Measurement Capability : bit >
{ 0 | 1 < MS measurement capability > }
{ 0 | 1 < MS Positioning Method Capability > }
{ 0 | 1 < ECSD Multi Slot Capability > }
{ 0 | 1 < 8-PSK Struct > }
{ 0 | 1 < GSM 400 Bands Supported : { 01 | 10 | 11 } >
< GSM 400 Associated Radio Capability : bit(4) > }
{ 0 | 1 <GSM 850 Associated Radio Capability : bit(4) > }
{ 0 | 1 <PCS 1900 Associated Radio Capability : bit(4) > }
< UMTS FDD Radio Access Technology Capability : bit >
< UMTS 3.84 Mcps TDD Radio Access Technology Capability : bit >
< CDMA 2000 Radio Access Technology Capability : bit >
{0|1

< DTM GPRS Multi Slot Sub-Class : bit(2) >


< Single Slot DTM : bit >
{ 0 | 1< DTM EGPRS Multi Slot Sub-Class : bit(2) > } }

{0|1
< Single Band Support>
{ 0 | 1 <GSM 750 Associated Radio Capability : bit(4)>}
< UMTS 1.28 Mcps TDD Radio Access Technology Capability : bit >
< GERAN Feature Package 1 : bit >

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{ 0 | 1 < Extended DTM GPRS Multi Slot Class : bit(2) >


< Extended DTM EGPRS Multi Slot Class : bit(2) > }
{ 0 | 1 < High Multislot Capability : bit(2) > }
{ 0 | 1 < GERAN Iu Mode Capabilities > }
< GERAN Feature Package 2 : bit >

-- 1 also means support of GERAN Iu mode

< GMSK Multislot Power Profile : bit (2) >


< 8-PSK Multislot Power Profile : bit (2) >
{ 0 | 1 < T-GSM 400 Bands Supported : { 01 | 10 | 11 } >
< T-GSM 400 Associated Radio Capability: bit(4) > }
{ 0 | 1 < T-GSM 900 Associated Radio Capability: bit(4) > }
< Downlink Advanced Receiver Performance : bit (2)>
< DTM Enhancements Capability : bit >
{ 0 | 1 < DTM GPRS High Multi Slot Class : bit(3) >
< Offset required : bit>
{ 0 | 1 < DTM EGPRS High Multi Slot Class : bit(3) > } }
< Repeated ACCH Capability: bit >
< spare bit > ;
< A5 bits > ::=
< A5/7 : bit > < A5/6 : bit > < A5/5 : bit > < A5/4 : bit > ;
<R Support>::=
< R-GSM band Associated Radio Capability : bit(3) > ;
< HSCSD Multi Slot Capability > ::=
< HSCSD Multi Slot Class : bit(5) > ;
< MS Measurement capability > ::=
< SMS_VALUE : bit (4) >
< SM_VALUE : bit (4) > ;
< MS Positioning Method Capability > ::=
< MS Positioning Method : bit(5) > ;
< ECSD Multi Slot Capability > ::=
< ECSD Multi Slot Class : bit(5) > ;
<8-PSK Struct> : :=
< Modulation Capability : bit >
{ 0 | 1 < 8-PSK RF Power Capability 1: bit(2) > }
{ 0 | 1 < 8-PSK RF Power Capability 2: bit(2) > }
< Single Band Support > ::=
< GSM Band : bit (4) > ;
< GERAN Iu Mode Capabilities > ::=
< Length : bit (4) >
< FLO Iu Capability : bit >
<spare bits>** ;
-- expands to the indicated length

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SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Multiband Supported (3 bit field)
Band 1 supported (third bit of the field)
Bit 3:
0 P-GSM not supported
1 P-GSM supported
Band 2 supported (second bit of the field)
Bit 2:
0 E-GSM or R-GSM not supported
1 E-GSM or R-GSM supported
Band 3 supported (first bit of the field)
Bit 1:
0 DCS 1800 not supported
1 DCS 1800 supported
Note: The indication of support of P-GSM band or E-GSM or R-GSM band is mutually exclusive. For
single band mobile station all bits are set to 0.
A5/4 (1 bit field)
0
Encryption algorithm A5/4 not available
1
Encryption algorithm A5/4 available
Not implemented in the BSS.
A5/5 (1 bit field)
0
Encryption algorithm A5/5 not available
1
Encryption algorithm A5/5 available
Not implemented in the BSS.
A5/6 (1 bit field)
0
Encryption algorithm A5/6 not available
1
Encryption algorithm A5/6 available
Not implemented in the BSS.
A5/7 (1 bit field)
0
Encryption algorithm A5/7 not available
1
Encryption algorithm A5/7 available
Not implemented in the BSS.
Associated radio capability 1 (4 bit field):
If either of P-GSM or E-GSM or R-GSM is supported, this field indicates the radio capability for PGSM, E-GSM or R-GSM, and the Associated radio capability 2 field indicates either the radio
capability for DCS1800 when supported or is spare otherwise. If none of P-GSM or E-GSM or R-GSM
are supported, this field indicates the radio capability for DCS1800, if supported. It corresponds to the
first bit set to one of the multiband support bits (in increasing order starting from band 1)
GSM900
0 0 0 1 class 1
0 0 1 0 class 2
0 0 1 1 class 3
0 1 0 0 class 4
0 1 0 1 class 5
All other values reserved
DCS1800
0 0 0 1 class 1
0 0 1 0 class 2
0 0 1 1 class 3
handled as class 1
All other values reserved
Not implemented in the DCS1900 BSS and GSM850 / DCS1900 BSS.

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Associated radio capability 2 (4 bit field):


If either of P-GSM or E-GSM or R-GSM is supported, this field indicates the radio capability for
DCS1800 if supported, and is spare otherwise
DCS1800
0 0 0 1 class 1
0 0 1 0 class 2
0 0 1 1 class 3
handled as class 1
All other values reserved
Not implemented in the DCS1900 BSS and GSM850 / DCS1900 BSS.
R Support (1 bit field):
0
R-GSM band is not supported
1
R-GSM band is supported.
Not implemented in the DCS1900 BSS and GSM850 / DCS1900 BSS.
R-GSM band Associated Radio Capability (3 bits field) :
001
Class 1 :
20 W
010
Class 2 :
8W
011
Class 3 :
5W
100
Class 4 :
2W
101
Class 5 :
0.8 W
HSCSD Multi Slot Class (5 bit field)
In case the MS supports the use of multiple timeslots for HSCSD then the HSCSD Multi Slot Class
field is coded as the binary representation of the multislot class defined in 3GPP TS GSM 45.002.
Not implemented in the BSS.
UCS2 treatment (1 bit field):
0
the ME has a preference for the default alphabet over UCS2
1
the ME has no preference between the use of the default alphabet and the use of
UCS2
Not implemented in the BSS.
Extended Measurement Capability (1 bit field):
0
the MS does not support Extended Measurements
1
the MS supports Extended Measurements
Not implemented in the BSS.
SMS_VALUE (Switch-Measure-Switch) (4 bit field):
The SMS field indicates the time needed for the mobile station to switch from one radio channel to
another, perform a neighbour cell power measurement, and the switch from that radio channel to
another radio channel.
Bits
4321
0000
1/4 timeslot (~144 microseconds)
0001
2/4 timeslot (~288 microseconds)
0010
3/4 timeslot (~433 microseconds)
...
1111
16/4 timeslot (~2307 microseconds)
Not implemented in the BSS.
SM_VALUE (Switch-Measure) (4 bit field):
The SM field indicates the time needed for the mobile station to switch from one radio channel to
another and perform a neighbour cell power measurement.

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Bits
4321
0000
1/4 timeslot (~144 microseconds)
0001
2/4 timeslot (~288 microseconds)
0010
3/4 timeslot (~433 microseconds)
...
1111
16/4 timeslot (~2307 microseconds)
Not implemented in the BSS.
MS Positioning Method Capability (1 bit field):
This bit indicates whether the MS supports Positioning Method or not for the provision of Location
Services.
Not implemented in the BSS.
MS Positioning Method (5 bit field):
This field indicates the Positioning Method(s) supported by the mobile station.
- MS assisted E-OTD
Bit 5:
0
MS assisted E-OTD not supported
1
MS assisted E-OTD supported
Not implemented in the BSS.
- MS based E-OTD
Bit 4:
0
MS based E-OTD not supported
1
MS based E-OTD supported
Not implemented in the BSS.
- MS assisted GPS
Bit 3:
0
MS assisted GPS not supported
1
MS assisted GPS supported
- MS based GPS
Bit 2:
0
MS based GPS not supported
1
MS based GPS supported
- MS conventional GPS
Bit 1:
0
conventional GPS not supported
1
conventional GPS supported
ECSD Multi Slot class (5 bit field):
An MS that supports ECSD shall include this field to indicate its ECSD capability. Whether the MS is
capable of 8-PSK modulation in uplink is indicated by the value of the Modulation Capability field in the
8-PSK struct. The ECSD Multi Slot Class field is coded as the binary representation of the multislot
class defined in 3GPP TS 45.002 [32].
Not implemented in the BSS.
Modulation Capability (1 bit field):
Modulation Capability field indicates the supported modulation scheme by MS in addition to GMSK
0
8-PSK supported for downlink reception only
1
8-PSK supported for uplink transmission and downlink reception
Not implemented in the BSS.
8-PSK RF Power Capability 1 (2 bit field)
If 8-PSK is supported for both uplink and downlink, the 8-PSK RF Power Capability 1 field indicates
the radio capability for GSM400, GSM700,GSM900 and GSM850.
Not implemented in the BSS.
8-PSK RF Power Capability 2 (2 bit field)
If 8-PSK is supported for both uplink and downlink, the 8-PSK RF Power Capability 2 field indicates
the radio capability for DCS1800 or DCS1900 if supported, and is not included otherwise.
Not implemented in the BSS.

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GSM 400 Bands Supported (2 bit field)


Bits
21
0 1 GSM 480 supported, GSM 450 not supported
1 0 GSM 450 supported, GSM 480 not supported
1 1 GSM 450 supported, GSM 480 supported
Not implemented in the BSS.
GSM 400 Associated Radio Capability (4 bit field)
If either GSM 450 or GSM 480 or both is supported, the GSM 400 Associated Radio Capability field
indicates the radio capability for GSM 450 and/or GSM 480.
Not implemented in the BSS.
GSM 850 Associated Radio Capability (4 bit field)
This field indicates whether GSM 850 band is supported and its associated radio capability.
Bits
321
001
Class 1:
20 W
010
Class 2:
8W
011
Class 3:
5W
100
Class 4:
2W
101
Class 5:
0.8 W
PCS 1900 Associated Radio Capability (4 bit field)
This field indicates whether DCS 1900 band is supported and its associated radio capability.
Bits
321
001
Class 1:
1W
010
Class 2:
0.25 W
011
Class 3:
2 W handled as class 1
UMTS FDD Radio Access Technology Capability (1 bit field)
0 UMTS FDD not supported
1 UMTS FDD supported

UMTS 3.84 Mcps TDD Radio Access Technology Capability (1 bit field)
0 UMTS 3.84 Mcps TDD not supported
1 UMTS 3.84 Mcps TDD supported
Not implemented in the BSS.
CDMA 2000 Radio Access Technology Capability (1 bit field)
0 CDMA2000 not supported
1 CDMA2000 supported
Not implemented in the BSS.
DTM GPRS Multi Slot Sub-Class (2 bit field)
00
Unused. If received, the network shall interpret this as 01
01
Sub-Class 5 supported
10
Sub-Class 9 supported
11
Multislot class 11 supported
Single Slot DTM (1 bit field)
This field indicates whether the MS supports single slot DTM operation (see 3GPP TS 43.055 [87]). It
is coded as follows:
Bit 1
0
Single Slot DTM not supported
1
Single Slot DTM supported
Not checked by the BSS.

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DTM EGPRS Multi Slot Sub-Class (2 bit field)


This field indicates the EGPRS DTM capabilities of the MS. The DTM EGPRS Multi Slot Sub-Class is
independent from the Multi Slot Capabilities field. This field shall be included only if the mobile station
supports EGPRS DTM. This field is coded as the DTM GPRS Multi Slot Sub-Class field.

Single Band Support (4 bit field):


This field is sent in case of UMTS to GSM handover if the MS supports UMTS and one and only one
GSM band with the exception of R-GSM. It indicates the GSM band supported by the MS.
Bits
4321
0000
E-GSM is supported
0001
P-GSM is supported
0010
DCS1800 is supported
0011
GSM450 is supported
0100
GSM480 is supported
0101
GSM850 is supported
0110
PCS1900 is supported
Not checked by the BSS.
GSM Band (4 bit field)
Bits
4321
0000
E-GSM is supported
0001
P-GSM is supported
0010
GSM 1800 is supported
0011
GSM 450 is supported
0100
GSM 480 is supported
0101
GSM 850 is supported
0110
GSM 1900 is supported
0111
GSM 700 is supported
All other values are reserved for future use.
Note When this field is received, the associated RF power capability is found in Classmark 1 or 2.
Not checked by the BSS.
GSM 750 Associated Radio Capability (4 bit field)
See the semantic rule for the sending of this field.
This field indicates whether GSM 750 band is supported and its associated radio capability.
The radio capability contains the binary coding of the power class associated with the GSM 700 band
(see 3GPP TS 45.005 ).
Note

the coding of the power class for GSM 750 in GSM 700 Associated Radio Capability is
different to that used in the Mobile Station Classmark 1 and Mobile Station Classmark 2
information elements.

Not checked by the BSS.


UMTS 1.28 Mcps TDD Radio Access Technology Capability (1 bit field)
Bit 1
0
UMTS 1.28 Mcps TDD not supported
1
UMTS 1.28 Mcps TDD supported.
Not checked by the BSS.
GERAN Feature Package 1 (1 bit field)
This field indicates whether the MS supports the GERAN Feature Package 1 (see 3GPP TS 44.060).
It is coded as follows:
Bit 1

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0
1
Note

GERAN feature package 1 not supported.


GERAN feature package 1 supported.

GERAN Package 1 Feature corresponds to the support of {Extended UL TBF release,


NACC, Packet (P)SI status} features.

Extended DTM GPRS Multi Slot Class (2 bit field)


This field indicates the extended DTM GPRS multislot capabilities of the MS and shall be interpreted
in conjunction with the DTM GPRS Multi Slot Class field. It is coded as follows, where DGMSC
denotes the DTM GPRS Multi Slot Class field:
DGMSC Bit 2 1
Bit 2 1
00
00
Unused. If received, it shall be interpreted as 01 00
00
01
Unused. If received, it shall be interpreted as 01 00
00
10
Unused. If received, it shall be interpreted as 01 00
00
11
Unused. If received, it shall be interpreted as 01 00
01
00
Multislot class 5 supported
01
01
Multislot class 6 supported
01
10
Unused. If received, it shall be interpreted as 01 00
01
11
Unused. If received, it shall be interpreted as 01 00
10
00
Multislot class 9 supported
10
01
Multislot class 10 supported
10
10
Unused. If received, it shall be interpreted as 10 00
10
11
Unused. If received, it shall be interpreted as 10 00
11
00
Multislot class 11 supported
11
01
Unused. If received, it shall be interpreted as 11 00
11
10
Unused. If received, it shall be interpreted as 11 00
11
11
Unused. If received, it shall be interpreted as 11 00
The presence of this field indicates that the MS supports combined fullrate and halfrate GPRS
channels in the downlink.When this field is not present, the MS supports the multislot class indicated
by the DTM GPRS Multi Slot Class field.
Not checked by the BSS.
Extended DTM EGPRS Multi Slot Class (2 bit field)
This field is not considered when the DTM EGPRS Multi Slot Class field is not included. This field
indicates the extended DTM EGPRS multislot capabilities of the MS and shall be interpreted in
conjunction with the DTM EGPRS Multi Slot Class field. This field is coded as the Extended DTM
GPRS Multi Slot Class field. The presence of this field indicates that the MS supports combined
fullrate and halfrate GPRS channels in the downlink. When this field is not present, the MS supports
the multislot class indicated by the DTM EGPRS Multi Slot Class field.
Not checked by the BSS.
High Multislot Capability (2 bit field)
This field indicates the support of multislot classes 30 to 45, see 3GPP TS 45.002.
The High Multislot Capability is individually combined with each multislot class field sent by the MS
(the possible multislot class fields are: GPRS multislot class, EGPRS multislot class) to extend the
related multislot class with the rule described in the MS Radio Access Capability IE.
Not checked by the BSS.
GERAN Iu Mode Capabilities
This field indicates if the mobile station supports GERAN Iu mode. Furthermore, it indicates the
GERAN Iu mode capabilities of the mobile station. The field shall be included if the mobile station
supports GERAN Iu mode. If the field is not present, the mobile station does not support GERAN Iu
mode.
Not checked by the BSS.
FLO Iu Capability (1 bit field)
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If this parameter is not present, the value '0' shall be assumed by the receiver.
0
FLO in GERAN Iu mode not supported
1
FLO in GERAN Iu mode supported
Not checked by the BSS.
GERAN Feature Package 2 (1 bit field)
This field indicates the MS support of the GERAN Feature Package 2. The GERAN Feature
Package 2 includes Enhanced Power Control (EPC) (see 3GPP TS 45.008).
0
GERAN feature package 2 not supported.
1
GERAN feature package 2 supported.
Not checked by the BSS.
GMSK Multislot Power Profile (2 bit field)
This
field
indicates
the
GMSK
multislot
power
capability
GMSK_MULTISLOT_POWER_PROFILE as described in 3GPP TS 45.005.

parameter

Bits
21
00
GMSK_MULTISLOT_POWER_PROFILE 0
01
GMSK_MULTISLOT_POWER_PROFILE 1
10
GMSK_MULTISLOT_POWER_PROFILE 2
11
GMSK_MULTISLOT_POWER_PROFILE 3
Not checked by the BSS.
8-PSK Multislot Power Profile (2 bit field)
This
field
indicates
the
8-PSK
multislot
power
capability
parameter
8-PSK_MULTISLOT_POWER_PROFILE as described in 3GPP TS 45.005. If the MS does not
support 8-PSK in the uplink, then it shall set this field to 0 0.
Bits
21
00
8-PSK_MULTISLOT_POWER_PROFILE 0
01
8-PSK_MULTISLOT_POWER_PROFILE 1
10
8-PSK_MULTISLOT_POWER_PROFILE 2
11
8-PSK_MULTISLOT_POWER_PROFILE 3
Not checked by the BSS.
T-GSM 400 Bands Supported (2 bit field)
See the semantic rule for the sending of this field.
Bits
21
01
T-GSM 380 supported, T-GSM 410 not supported
10
T-GSM 410 supported, T-GSM 380 not supported
11
T-GSM 410 supported, T-GSM 380 supported
Not checked by the BSS.
T-GSM 400 Associated Radio Capability (4 bit field)
If either T-GSM 410 or T-GSM 380 or both is supported, the T-GSM 400 Associated Radio Capability
field indicates the radio capability for T-GSM 410 and/or T-GSM 380.
The radio capability contains the binary coding of the power class associated with the band indicated
in T-GSM 400 Bands Supported bits (see 3GPP TS 45.005 [33]).
NOTE: The coding of the power class for T-GSM 410 and T-GSM 380 in T-GSM 400 Associated
Radio Capability is different to that used in the Mobile Station Classmark 1 and Mobile Station
Classmark 2 information elements.
Not checked by the BSS.

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T-GSM 900 Associated Radio Capability (4 bit field)


See the semantic rule for the sending of this field.
This field indicates whether T-GSM 900 band is supported and its associated radio capability.
The radio capability contains the binary coding of the power class associated with the T-GSM 900
band (see 3GPP TS 45.005 [33]).
Note: the coding of the power class for T-GSM 900 in T-GSM 900 Associated Radio Capability is
different to that used in the Mobile Station Classmark 1 and Mobile Station Classmark 2 information
elements.
Not checked by the BSS.
Downlink Advanced Receiver Performance (2 bit field)
This field indicates Downlink Advanced Receiver Performance capabilities of the MS (see 3GPP TS
45.005 [33]).
Bits
21
00
Downlink Advanced Receiver Performance not supported
01
Downlink Advanced Receiver Performance phase I supported
Other values shall not be used by the MS.
If other values are received by the network, they shall be interpreted as 01.
Not checked by the BSS.
DTM Enhancements Capability (1 bit field)
This field indicates whether the mobile station supports enhanced DTM CS establishment and
enhanced DTM CS release or not. It is coded as follows:
0
The mobile station does not support enhanced DTM CS establishment and enhanced DTM
CS release procedures.
1
The mobile station supports enhanced DTM CS establishment and enhanced DTM CS
release procedures.
Not checked by the BSS.
DTM GPRS High Multi Slot Class (3 bit field)
This field indicates the DTM GPRS multislot capabilities of the MS. It is coded as follows:
Bit
321
000
001
010
011
100
101
110
111

Unused. If received, the network shall interpret this as 0 0 1


Multislot class 31 or 36 supported
Multislot class 32 or 37 supported
Multislot class 33 or 38 supported
Multislot class 41 supported
Multislot class 42 supported
Multislot class 43 supported
Multislot class 44 supported

The presence of this field indicates that the MS supports the DTM extension to high multislot classes.
When this field is not present, the MS supports the DTM multislot class indicated by the DTM GPRS
Multi Slot Class field.
The values '0 0 1', '0 1 0' and '0 1 1' shall be interpreted as indicating DTM GPRS multislot class 36,
37 or 38 respectively if the Offset required field indicates that the offset t0 is required; in all other cases
those codepoints shall be interpreted as indicating DTM GPRS multislot class 31, 32 or 33
respectively.
Not checked by the BSS.
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Offset required (1 bit field)


This field indicates whether the GPRS multislot class of the mobile station is such that the Timing
Advance offset t0 is required (see 3GPP TS 45.002). It is coded as follows:
0
The mobile station does not require the offset
1
The mobile station requires the offset
Not checked by the BSS.
DTM EGPRS High Multi Slot Class (3 bit field)
This field indicates the DTM EGPRS multislot capabilities of the MS. This field may be included only if
the mobile station supports EGPRS DTM. This field is coded as the DTM GPRS High Multi Slot Class
field. When this field is not present, the MS supports the DTM multislot class indicated by the DTM
EGPRS Multi Slot Class field.
The values '0 0 1', '0 1 0' and '0 1 1' shall be interpreted as indicating DTM EGPRS multislot class 36,
37 or 38 respectively if the Offset required field indicates that the Timing Advance offset t0 is required;
in all other cases those codepoints shall be interpreted as indicating DTM EGPRS multislot class 31,
32 or 33 respectively.
Not checked by the BSS.
Repeated ACCH Capability (1 bit field)
This field indicates whether the MS supports Repeated SACCH and Repeated Downlink FACCH (see
3GPP TS 44.006 [76]). It is coded as follows:
0
The mobile station does not support Repeated SACCH
1
The mobile station supports Repeated SACCH and Repeated Downlink FACCH
Not checked by the BSS.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The MS classmark 3 is sent if O&M flag is set.

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6.12 CLASSMARK ENQUIRY


NAME

CLASSMARK ENQUIRY

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

FACCH/SDCCH

Transparent

44.018

NA

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the main DCCH by the BSS to the Mobile Station to the
BSS to request Classmark information.

DIRECTION

From BSC

To MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
Classmark Enquiry Mask

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

M V
O TLV

2
3

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

Classmark handling

(ref. [9])

6.12.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

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6.12.2 CLASSMARK ENQUIRY MASK


TYPE: O
DEFINITION
Defines the information capabilities to be returned to the network. The bit mask defines the specific
information to be returned, such as UE capability and/or information about UMTS RAB preconfiguration versions and/or UMTS security information and/or UTRAN specific information and/or
CDMA2000 capability and/or requests the sending of the CLASSMARK CHANGE or GERAN IU
MODE CLASSMARK CHANGE message.

BIT DESCRIPTION
The Classmark Enquiry Mask is a type 4 information element with 3 octets length.
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Classmark Enquiry Mask IEI
Length = 1
Classmark Enquiry Mask value part

octet 1
octet 2
octet 3

Bit 8:
0
CLASSMARK CHANGE message is requested
1
CLASSMARK CHANGE message is not requested
Bits 7-5
000 UTRAN CLASSMARK CHANGE message requested
111 UTRAN CLASSMARK CHANGE message not requested.
All other values if received shall be interpreted as 000
Bit 4:
0
CDMA2000 CLASSMARK CHANGE message requested
1
CDMA2000 CLASSMARK CHANGE message not requested.
Always set to 1.
Bit 3:
0
GERAN IU MODE CLASSMARK CHANGE message requested
1
GERAN IU MODE CLASSMARK CHANGE message not requested.
Always set to 1.
Bits 2 - 1: spare(0).

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6.13 CM RE-ESTABLISHMENT REQUEST


NAME

CM RE-ESTABLISHMENT REQUEST

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

24.008

NA

FUNCTION

The BSC is only non transparent to the classmark information.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BSC

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
Ciphering key sequence number
spare
Mobile Station Classmark 2
Mobile Identity
Location Area Identification

TYPE

COMMENT

M V
M V
M LV
M LV
C TV

LENGTH
(byte)
2

4
2-9
6

(1)

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

22

TIMER

T3101

Radio Link Establishment (ref. [2])

T3101 is stopped on reception of this message.


means one half octet.
(1)

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Phase 1 MS

Ciphering key and


spare half octet

N(SD)

Key Sequence

Length = 2
Mobile Station
Classmark 2
0

Revision
level
0

Encryption
RF power
Algorithm
Capability
0
0
SM.
Frequency capability
cap
Length of Mobile Identity contents

ID digit 1

OEI

Type of ID

Mobile

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

Identity

...

...

ID digit p+1

ID digit p

MCC Digit 2

MCC Digit 1

Location Area

MNC Digit 3 (Note)

MCC Digit 3

Identification

MNC Digit 2

MNC Digit 1
LAC
LAC (continued)

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Phase 2 MS accessing a Release 98 or older network

Ciphering key and


spare half octet

N(SD)

Key Sequence

Length of MS classmark 2 contents


Mobile Station
Classmark 2

0
spare
0
spare
CM3

Revision
ESA5/1
RF power
level
IND
Capability
PS
SS Screen.
SM.
0
Capa.
Indicator
cap
VBS
VGCS
0
LCS
UCS2 SoLSA CMSP
A5/3
spare
VA
CAP
Length of Mobile Identity contents
ID digit 1

OEI

FC
A5/2

Type of ID

Mobile

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

Identity

...

...

ID digit p+1

ID digit p

MCC Digit 2

MCC Digit 1

Location Area

MNC Digit 3 (Note)

MCC Digit 3

Identification

MNC Digit 2

MNC Digit 1
LAC
LAC (continued)

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Phase 2 MS accessing a Release 99 or newer network

Ciphering key and


spare half octet

N(SD) or 0

Key Sequence

Length of MS classmark 2 contents


Mobile Station
Classmark 2

0
spare
0
spare
CM3

Revision
ESA5/1
RF power
level
IND
Capability
PS
SS Screen.
SM.
0
Capa.
Indicator
cap
VBS
VGCS
0
LCS
UCS2 SoLSA CMSP
A5/3
spare
VA
CAP
Length of Mobile Identity contents
ID digit 1

OEI

FC
A5/2

Type of ID

Mobile

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

Identity

...

...

ID digit p+1

ID digit p

MCC Digit 2

MCC Digit 1

Location Area

MNC Digit 3 (Note)

MCC Digit 3

Identification

MNC Digit 2

MNC Digit 1
LAC
LAC (continued)

Note

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MNC Digit 3 shall be filled in with 1111.

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6.13.2 CIPHERING KEY SEQUENCE NUMBER


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Identification of the ciphering key Kc which is stored in the Mobile Station without invoking the
authentication procedure.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

0
spare

0
spare

0
spare

0
spare

key sequence

Bit 4 is spare bit.


Bits 5 to 8 are spare.
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Key sequence:
value 7

values 0 to 6 Possible values for ciphering key sequence number.


No key is available (MS to network)
Reserved (network to MS).

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


BSC is transparent on this parameter.

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6.13.3 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 1


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Defines certain attributes of the Mobile Station equipment in use on a particular transaction.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length

Revision
level
0

Encryption
Algorithm
0
SM.
cap

1
RF power
Capability
Frequency capability

2
3

Bits 8-5 of octet 3 spare set to 0.


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Octet 2
Bits
Revision level

876
000

Bits
Encryption Algorithm

54
00

Bits
RF Power capability
GSM900

321

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000
001
010
011
100

DCS1800

000
001

DCS1900

000
001
010

RELEASED

Reserved for phase 1.


All other values reserved
algorithm A5/1
All other values reserved.

class 1
class 2
class 3
class 4
class 5
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
class 3
All other values reserved

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Octet 3
Bit
SM Capability

4
0
1
321
000

Bits
FC Frequency Capability

short message capability not present


short message capability present
Band no 0
Other values reserved.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This is the MS classmark 2 as sent by a phase 1 MS.
The BSC takes this information in order to have the MS power capability for the power control
algorithm.
Note: The BSC will decode the two octets of this IE value as if they were the two first octets of a
phase 2 MS classmark 2 IE value.

6.13.4 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 2


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Defines certain attributes of the Mobile Station equipment in use on a particular transaction.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length
0
spare
0
spare
CM3

Revision
ES
level
IND
PS
SS Screen.
Capa.
Indicator
0
LCS
UCS2
spare
VA
CAP

A5/1
SM.
cap
SoLSA

1
RF power
Capability
VBS
VGCS
CMSP

A5/3

2
FC
A5/2

3
4

Bit 8 of octet 2 spare set to 0,


Bits 8 of octet 3 spare set to 0,

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 2:
Bits
Revision level

Bit
ES-IND

76
00
01
10

5
0
1

Bit
A5/1

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0
1

01

RELEASED

Reserved for phase 1


Used by phase 2 MS
Used by mobile stations supporting R99 or later
versions of the protocol
All other value reserved
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option not
implemented.
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option
implemented.
algorithm A5/1 available
algorithm A5/1 not available.
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Bits
RF Power capability
P-GSM, GSM850 and
E-GSM

321
000

class 1

001
010
011
100

class 2
class 3
class 4
class 5
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved

DCS1800

000
001
010

DCS1900

000
001
010

Octet 3:
Bit
PS Capability
Bits
SS Screening Indicator

Bit
SM Capability

Bit
VBS Voice Broadcast
Service

Bit
VGCS Voice
Call Service

Group

7
0
1
65
00
01
10
11
4
0
1
3
0

Defined in GSM 04.80


Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
MS does not support mobile terminated point to point
SMS.
MS supports mobile terminated point to point SMS.
no VBS capability or no notifications wanted

1
VBS capability and notifications wanted
Not implemented in the BSS.
2
0
no VGCS capability or no notifications wanted
1

Bit
FC
Capability

PS capability not present


PS capability present

VGCS capability and notifications wanted

1
Frequency
GSM900

GSM850, DCS1800,
DCS1900

0
1
0

The MS does not support the extension band G1 in


addition to the primary GSM band.
The MS does support the extension band G1.
Reserved for future use

Note: only FC is checked in this release and only in GSM900 configuration.

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Octet 4
Bit
CM3 Classmark 3

Bit
LCS VA capability

Bit
UCS2 treatment

Bit
SoLSA
Bit
CMSP: CM Service Prompt

Bit
A5/3 algorithm supported
Bit
A5/2 algorithm supported

8
0
1

No additional MS capability
Additional MS capabilities are described in the MS
Classmark 3 information element.

6
0

LCS value added location request notification capability not


supported
1
LCS value added location request notification capability
supported
Not implemented in the BSS.
5
0
the ME has a preference for the default alphabet (defined in
GSM 03.38) over UCS2
1
the ME has no preference between the use of the default
alphabet and the use of UCS2.
Not implemented in the BSS.
4
0
The ME does not support SoLSA
1
The ME supports SoLSA.
3
0
"Network initiated MO CM connection request" not supported
1
"Network initiated MO CM connection request" supported for
at least one CM protocol.
Not implemented in the BSS.
2
0
A5/3 not available
1
A5/3 available
1
0
A5/2 not available
1
A5/2 available
Note: only A5/2 is checked in this release.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The BSC takes this information in order to have the MS power capability for the power control
algorithm, the MS frequency capability and the MS ciphering capability.
Additional mobile info can be obtained by invoking the classmark interrogation procedure.

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6.13.5 MOBILE IDENTITY


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide either the IMSI, the TMSI or the IMEI. IMEISV is not used in CM SERVICE REQUEST.
Note IMSI 15 digits
TMSI = 4 octets
IMEI = 15 digits
IMEISV = 16 digits
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length of Mobile Identity contents


ID digit 1

OEI

Type of ID

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

ID digit p+1

ID digit P

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Type of ID:

001
010
011
100
000

IMSI
IMEI
IMEISV
TMSI
No identity
other values reserved

Not used
Not used

OEI: Odd Even Indicator


value

0:
1:

even number of identity digits (even for TMSI)


odd number of digits

Filled digit :1 1 1 1
Octet 3
For the IMSI and the IMEI this field is coded using BCD coding. If the number of identify digits is even
then bits 5 to 8 of the last octet shall be filled with an end mark coded as '1111'.
If the mobile identity is the TMSI then bits 5 to 8 of octet 2 is coded as '1111' and bit 8 of octet 3 is the
most significant bit, and bit 1 of the last octet is the least significant bit.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


BSC transparent.

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6.13.6 LOCATION AREA IDENTIFICATION


TYPE: C
DEFINITION
To provide unambiguous identification of previous Location Area of the Mobile Station within the area
covered by GSM system.

BIT DESCRIPTION

MCC Digit 2

MCC Digit 1

MNC Digit 3

MCC Digit 3

MNC Digit 2

MNC Digit 1
LAC
LAC (continued)

Note

3 digits MNC is supported. Note that in case where only two digits MNC is used, the field
MNC Digit 3 shall be filled in with 1111.

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION

MCC Mobile Country Code (See CCITT E.212).


MNC Mobile Network Code (BCD).
LAC Location Area Code (Coding scheme chosen by administration).

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


BSC Transparent.

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6.14 CM SERVICE REQUEST


NAME

CM SERVICE REQUEST

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

24.008

NA

FUNCTION

The BSC is only non transparent to the classmark information.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BSC

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
CM Service type
Ciphering key sequence number
Mobile Station Classmark 2
Mobile Identity
Priority Level

TYPE

COMMEN
T

LENGTH
(byte)
2

4
2-9
1

M V
M V
M LV
M LV
O TV

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

10-17

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT
T3101

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

Radio Link Establishment (ref. [2])

T3101 is stopped on reception of this message.


means one half octet.

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6.14.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Phase 1 MS

Ciphering key and


CM service type

N(SD)

Key Sequence

Service Type
Length = 2

Mobile Station
Classmark 2
0

Revision
level
0

Encryption
RF power
Algorithm
Capability
0
0
SM.
Frequency capability
cap
Length of Mobile Identity contents

ID digit 1

OEI

Type of ID

Mobile

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

Identity

...

...

ID digit p+1

ID digit p

Phase 2 MS

Ciphering key and


CM service type

N(SD)

Key Sequence

Service Type

Length of MS classmark 2 contents


Mobile Station
Classmark 2

0
spare
0
spare

Revision
ESlevel
IND
PS
SS Screen.
Capa.
Indicator

CM3

0
spare

EVOLIUM

SM.
cap

RF power
Capability
0
VBS

FC
VGCS

LCS
UCS2 SoLSA CMSP
VA
CAP
Length of Mobile Identity contents

ID digit 1

ED

A5/1

OEI

A5/3

Type of ID

Mobile

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

Identity

...

...

01

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ID digit p+1

ID digit p

Phase 2+ MS accessing a Release 98 or older network

Ciphering key and


CM service type

N(SD)

Key Sequence

Service Type

Length of MS classmark 2 contents


Mobile Station
Classmark 2

0
spare
0
spare

Revision
ESlevel
IND
PS
SS Screen.
Capa.
Indicator

CM3

0
spare

0
VBS

FC
VGCS

OEI

A5/3

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

Identity

...

...

ID digit p+1

ID digit p

01

RELEASED

A5/2

Type of ID

Mobile

Priority Level

EVOLIUM

SM.
cap

RF power
Capability

LCS
UCS2 SoLSA CMSP
VA
CAP
Length of Mobile Identity contents

ID digit 1

ED

A5/1

call priority

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Phase 2+ MS accessing a Release 99 or newer network

Ciphering key and


CM service type

N(SD) or 0

Key Sequence

Service Type

Length of MS classmark 2 contents


Mobile Station
Classmark 2

0
spare
0
spare

Revision
ESlevel
IND
PS
SS Screen.
Capa.
Indicator

CM3

0
spare

0
VBS

FC
VGCS

OEI

A5/3

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

Identity

...

...

ID digit p+1

ID digit p

01

RELEASED

A5/2

Type of ID

Mobile

Priority Level

EVOLIUM

SM.
cap

RF power
Capability

LCS
UCS2 SoLSA CMSP
VA
CAP
Length of Mobile Identity contents

ID digit 1

ED

A5/1

call priority

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6.14.2 CM SERVICE TYPE


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To specify which service is requested from the network.
BIT DESCRIPTION

Service type
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Phase 1:
0 0 0 1:
0 0 1 0:
0 1 0 0:
1 0 0 0:

Mobile originated call establishment or packet mode connection establishment


Emergency call establishment
Short message service
Supplementary service activation
other values are reserved.

Phase 2:
0 0 0 1: Mobile originated call establishment or packet mode
connection establishment
0 0 1 0: Emergency call establishment
0 1 0 0: Short message service
1 0 0 0: Supplementary service activation
1 0 0 1: Voice group call establishment
1 0 1 0: Voice broadcast call establishment
1 0 1 1: Location Services

not implemented

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This parameter is transparent to the BSC and the BTS.

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6.14.3 CIPHERING KEY SEQUENCE NUMBER


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Identification of the ciphering key Kc which is stored in the Mobile Station without invoking the
authentication procedure.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

0
spare

key sequence

Bit 8 is spare bit.


Bit 5, 6, 7:
Ciphering key sequence number information.
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Key
sequence:

value 0 to 6:

Possible values for ciphering key sequence number.

value 7:

no key is available (MS to network)


Reserved (network to MS).

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


BSC is transparent on this parameter.

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6.14.4 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 1


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Defines certain attributes of the Mobile Station equipment in use on a particular transaction.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length

Revision
level
0

Encryption
Algorithm
0
SM.
cap

1
RF power
Capability
Frequency capability

2
3

Bits 8-5 of octet 3 spare set to 0


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Octet 2
Bits
Revision level

876
000

Bits
Encryption Algorithm

54
00

Bits
RF Power capability
GSM900

321

DCS1800

000
001

DCS1900

000
001
010

Bits
FC Frequency Capability

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01

algorithm A5/1
All other values reserved.

000
001
010
011
100

Octet 3
Bit
SM Capability

RELEASED

Reserved for phase 1.


All other values reserved

4
0
1
321
000

class 1
class 2
class 3
class 4
class 5
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
class 3
All other values reserved

short message capability not present


short message capability present
Band no 0
Other values reserved.

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PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This is the MS classmark 2 as sent by a phase 1 MS.
The BSC takes this information in order to have the MS power capability for the power control
algorithm.
Note:

The BSC will decode the two octets of this IE value as if they were the two first octets of a
phase 2 MS classmark 2 IE value.

6.14.5 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 2


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Defines certain attributes of the Mobile Station equipment in use on a particular transaction.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length
0
spare
0
spare

Revision
ES
level
IND
PS
SS Screen.
Capa.
Indicator

CM3

0
spare

LCS
VA
CAP

UCS2

A5/1

RF power
Capability

SM.
cap

VBS

VGCS

SoLSA

CMSP

A5/3

2
FC

A5/2

Bit 8 of octet 2 spare set to 0


Bits 8 of octet 3 spare set to 0

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 2:
Bits
Revision level

76
00
01
10

Bit
ES-IND

5
0
1

Bit
A5/1
Bits
RF Power capability
P-GSM, GSM850 and
E-GSM

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01

Reserved for phase 1


Used by phase 2 MS
Used by mobile stations supporting R99 or later
versions of the protocol
All other value reserved
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option not
implemented.
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option
implemented.

4
0
1
321

algorithm A5/1 available


algorithm A5/1 not available.

000

class 1

001
010

class 2
class 3

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011
100
DCS1800

000
001
010

DCS1900

000
001
010

Octet 3:
Bit
PS Capability
Bits
SS Screening Indicator

Bit
SM Capability

Bit
VBS Voice Broadcast
Service

Bit
VGCS Voice
Call Service

Group

7
0
1
65
00
01
10
11
4
0
1
3
0

PS capability not present


PS capability present
Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
MS does not support mobile terminated point to point
SMS.
MS supports mobile terminated point to point SMS.
no VBS capability or no notifications wanted

1
VBS capability and notifications wanted
Not implemented in the BSS.
2
0
no VGCS capability or no notifications wanted
1

Bit
FC
Capability

class 4
class 5
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved

VGCS capability and notifications wanted

1
Frequency
GSM900

GSM850, DCS1800,
DCS1900

0
1
0

The MS does not support the extension band G1 in


addition to the primary GSM band.
The MS does support the extension band G1.
Reserved for future use

Note: only FC is checked in this release and only in GSM900 configuration.

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Octet 4
Bit
CM3 Classmark 3

Bit
LCS VA capability

Bit
UCS2 treatment

Bit
SoLSA
Bit
CMSP: CM Service Prompt

Bit
A5/3 algorithm supported
Bit
A5/2 algorithm supported

8
0
1

No additional MS capability
Additional MS capabilities are described in the MS
Classmark 3 information element.

6
0

LCS value added location request notification capability not


supported
1
LCS value added location request notification capability
supported
Not implemented in the BSS.
5
0
the ME has a preference for the default alphabet (defined in
GSM 03.38) over UCS2
1
the ME has no preference between the use of the default
alphabet and the use of UCS2.
Not implemented in the BSS.
4
0
The ME does not support SoLSA
1
The ME supports SoLSA.
3
0
"Network initiated MO CM connection request" not supported
1
"Network initiated MO CM connection request" supported for
at least one CM protocol.
Not implemented in the BSS.
2
0
A5/3 not available
1
A5/3 available
1
0
A5/2 not available
1
A5/2 available
Note: only A5/2 is checked in this release.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The BSC takes this information in order to have the MS power capability for the power control
algorithm, the MS frequency capability and the MS ciphering capability.
Additional mobile info can be obtained by invoking the classmark interrogation procedure.

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6.14.6 MOBILE IDENTITY


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide either the IMSI, the TMSI or the IMEI. IMEISV is not used in CM SERVICE REQUEST.
Note IMSI 15 digits
TMSI = 4 octets
IMEI = 15 digits
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length of Mobile Identity contents


ID digit 1

OEI

Type of ID

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

ID digit p+1

ID digit P

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Type of ID:

001
IMSI
010
IMEI
011
IMEISV
100
TMSI
000
No identity
other values reserved

Not used
Not used

OEI: Odd Even Indicator


value

0: even number of identity digits (even for TMSI)


1: odd number of digits

Filled digit :1 1 1 1
Octet 2
For the IMSI and the IMEI this field is coded using BCD coding. If the number of identify digits is even
then bits 5 to 8 of the last octet shall be filled with an end mark coded as '1111'.
If the mobile identity is the TMSI then bits 5 to 8 of octet 2 is coded as '1111' and bit 8 of octet 3 is the
most significant bit, and bit 1 of the last octet is the least significant bit.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
BSC transparent.

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6.14.7 PRIORITY LEVEL


TYPE: O
DEFINITION
May be included by MS supporting eMLPP to indicate the requested priority.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Priority Level IEI

call priority

spare

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


call priority:

000
001
010
011
100
101
110
111

no priority applied
call priority level 4
call priority level 3
call priority level 2
call priority level 1
call priority level 0
call priority level B
call priority level A

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


Transparently sent through the BSS.

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6.15 DTM ASSIGNMENT COMMAND


NAME

DTM ASSIGNMENT COMMAND

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

FUNCTION

DIRECTION

44.018

This message is sent on the main DCCH by the network to the mobile station to
change the channel configuration to a configuration with CS and packet
connections when no timing adjustment is needed and reallocation of the CS
timeslot is required.
From: BSC
To: MS
INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME

INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

COMMENT

Header
Power Command
M V
Channel Description
M V
GPRS broadcast information
M LV
Cell Channel Description
O TV
Channel mode
O TV
Frequency List
C TLV
Mobile Allocation
C TLV
RR Packet Uplink Assignment
O TLV
RR Packet Downlink Assignment
O TLV
MultiRate configuration
O TLV
IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

LENGTH
(byte)
2
1
3
7-10
17
2
4-132
3-10
3-13
3-10
4-8
208

(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)

ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

(1)

(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)

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See ref [38]

Used in the two following cases: i) Used for Phase 2 biband MS when the assigned channel is
hopping in the P-GSM band or ii) used for any MS when the assigned channel is hopping in
the G1, GSM850, DCS1800 or DCS1900 band.
Used for Phase 2 monoband P-GSM or for Phase 2 monoband E-GSM MS when the
assigned channel is hopping in the P-GSM band.
Included only if a TBF UL has to be established
Included only if a TBF DL has to be established
Included only if AMR FR / AMR HR speech codec is used

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6.15.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


6.15.1.1 Phase 2 monoband P-GSM or E-GSM MS
The assigned channel is assumed hopping on more than one frequency in the P-GSM band.
Note : it is quite unlikely to find monoband DTM capable MS.

Power Command

Channel

EPC
FPC_E
mode
PC
Channel type and TDMA offset

Power Level
TN

H=1->

TSC

Description

MAIO (high part)

H=0->

spare

MAIO low part

ARFCN (Hpart)

HSN
ARFCN (low part)

GPRS broadcast

length

information

See description below


0

Cell Channel
Description

0
0
FORMAT-ID

124
CA
ARFCN
CA ARFCN

120

123

122

121

113

.
CA ARFCN

Channel

008

007

006

005

004

003

002

001

Mode

Mode of the channel


0

Length (value 8 )

Mobile Allocation
MC
C
8n

MA
C
8n-1

MA
C
8n-7

MA
C
8
0

RR Packet Uplink
Assignment

MA
C
1
1

Length
See description below
0

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RR Packet Downlink
Assignment

Length
See description below
0

MultiRate
configuration

ICMI

Spare

Length
Multirate speech version

NSCB

Start mode

Parameters for MultiRate speech

6.15.1.2 Phase 2 biband MS


For phase 2 biband MS the "Frequency List, after time" is always used to assigned a channel hopping
on more than one frequency in the P-GSM band because it is the shortest way of coding frequencies.
Note : it is quite likely that all DTM capable MS will be multiband.

6.15.1.2.1 Assigned channel in the G1, GSM850, DCS1800 or DCS1900 band


When the assigned channel is hopping on more than one frequency in the G1, GSM850, DCS1800 or
DCS1900 band, the Frequency List IE is used with Range 1024, range 512, range 256 or range 128
format:

Power Command

EPC
FPC_E
mode
PC
Channel type and TDMA offset

Channel

Power Level
TN

H=1->

TSC

Description

MAIO (high part)

H=0->

spare

MAIO low part

ARFCN (Hpart)

HSN
ARFCN (low part)

GPRS broadcast

length

information

See description below

Channel

Mode

Frequency List
0

FORMAT-ID
(continued)
Note 1
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

ORIGARFCN
(low)
W(1)
(low
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0
FORMAT-ID

01

Mode of the channel


0

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W(1) (high part)

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W(2) to W(3) are on 8 bits, when present;


W(4) to W(7) are on 7 bits, when present;
W(8) to W(15) are on 6 bits, when present;
W(16) to W(31) are on 5 bits, when present;
W(32) to W(63) are on 4 bits, when present.
..
0

RR Packet Uplink
Assignment

ICMI

Spare

Length
See description below
0

RR Packet Downlink
Assignment

0
Length

See description below


0

MultiRate

Length

configuration

Multirate speech version

NSCB

Start mode

Parameters for MultiRate speech

Note1: 0 x x:
1 0 0:
1 0 1:
1 1 0:
1 1 1:

Range 1024 format;


Range 512 format;
Range 256 format;
Range 128 format;
Variable bit map

Or with variable bitmap format:

Power Command

Channel

EPC
FPC_E
mode
PC
Channel type and TDMA offset

Power Level
TN

H=1->

TSC

Description

MAIO (high part)

H=0->

spare

MAIO low part

ARFCN (Hpart)

HSN
ARFCN (low part)

GPRS broadcast

length

information

See description below

Channel

Mode

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Mode of the channel


0

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Frequency List

Length
1
0
FORMAT-ID

1
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

ORIGARFCN
high

ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN


ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(low)
.
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
8k-40
8k-39
8k-38
8k-37
8k-36
8k-35
8k-34
8k-33
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
RR Packet Uplink
Assignment

Length
See description below
0

RR Packet Downlink
Assignment

ICMI

Spare

Length
See description below
0

MultiRate
configuration

Length
Multirate speech version

NSCB

Start mode

Parameters for MultiRate speech


Notes:
1) k indicates the octet number of the I.E. Frequency List, after time. k 132.

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6.15.2 POWER COMMAND


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the power level for the Mobile Station.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

EPC
mode

FPC_
EPC

Power level

Bits 8 of octet 1 are spare bits (coded as 0).


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
EPC_mode
The EPC mode field indicates whether the assigned channel(s) shall be in enhanced power control
(EPC) mode. It is only valid for channels on which EPC may be used. It is coded as follows:
0
Channel(s) not in EPC mode
1
Channel(s) in EPC mode, not used
FPC_EPC
The FPC_EPC field (octet 2) has different interpretation depending on the channel mode of the
assigned channed(s) and the value of the EPC mode field.
If the channel mode is such that fast power control (FPC) may be used, the FPC_EPC field indicates
whether Fast Measurement Reporting and Power Control mechanism is used. It is coded as follows:
0
FPC not in use
1
FPC in use, not used
If the channel mode is such that EPC may be used and the EPC mode field indicates that the channel
is in EPC mode, the FPC_EPC field indicates whether EPC shall be used for uplink power control. It is
coded as follows:
0
EPC not in use for uplink power control, not used
1
EPC in use for uplink power control, not used

Power level: binary representation of the power control level


(0 to 31)

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GSM phase 1
Power Control
level
Peak power
43 dBm
41 dBm
39 dBm
37 dBm
35 dBm
33 dBm
31 dBm
29 dBm
27 dBm
25 dBm
23 dBm
21 dBm
19 dBm
17 dBm
15 dBm
13 dBm

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
GSM phase 2
Power Control
level

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

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GSM-900

GSM-900

DCS-1800
Binary value
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

DCS-1800

Peak power
30 dBm
28 dBm
26 dBm
24 dBm
22 dBm
20 dBm
18 dBm
16 dBm
14 dBm
12 dBm
10 dBm
8 dBm
6 dBm
4 dBm

Binary value
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11 (note 1)
12 (note 1)
13 (note 1)

GSM-850

Peak power Binary value Peak power Binary value Peak Power Binary value
30 dBm
0
28 dBm
1
39 dBm
2
26 dBm
2
39 dBm
2
37 dBm
3
24 dBm
3
37 dBm
3
35 dBm
4
22 dBm
4
35 dBm
4
33 dBm
5
20 dBm
5
33 dBm
5
31 dBm
6
18 dBm
6
31 dBm
6
29 dBm
7
16 dBm
7
29 dBm
7
27 dBm
8
14 dBm
8
27 dBm
8
25 dBm
9
12 dBm
9
25 dBm
9
23 dBm
10
10 dBm
10
23 dBm
10
21 dBm
11
8 dBm
11
21 dBm
11
19 dBm
12
6 dBm
12
19 dBm
12
17 dBm
13
4 dBm
13
17 dBm
13
15 dBm
14
2 dBm
14
15 dBm
14
13 dBm
15
0 dBm
15
13 dBm
15
11 dBm
16
11 dBm
16
9 dBm
17
9 dBm
17
7 dBm
18
7 dBm
18
5 dBm
19
5 dBm
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Power Control
level
30
31
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

DCS-1900
Peak power
33 dBm
32 dBm
30 dBm
28 dBm
26 dBm
24 dBm
22 dBm
20 dBm
18 dBm
16 dBm
14 dBm
12 dBm
10 dBm
8 dBm
6 dBm
4 dBm
2 dBm
0 dBm

Note 1: These power control levels are not authorised for MS DCS-1800 class 1. They are only used
by the MS class 2.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
The parameter is transparent for the BTS. At the BSC site, this parameter is given to the Mobile
Station according to the classmark information received from the MS.

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6.15.3 CHANNEL DESCRIPTION


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide a description of an allocatable channel together with its SACCH.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Channel type and TDMA offset

TN

H=1->
H=0->

MAIO (high part)


spare
ARFCN (Hpart)
HSN
A R F C N (low part)

TSC
MAIO low part

1
2
3

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 1:
Channel type and TDMA offset:
Bits

8
0
0
0
0

7
0
0
0
1

6
0
0
1
T

5
0
1
T
T

4
1
T
T
T

TCH/F + ACCHs
TCH/H + ACCHs
SDCCH/4 + SACCH/C4 or CBCH (SDCCH/4)
SDCCH/8 + SACCH/C8 or CBCH (SDCCH/8)
all other values reserved

Not used in this message


Not used in this message

T bit indicates the subchannel number.


TN : Time slot (0 to 7)
Octets 2 and 3:

TSC : Training Sequence Code (0 to 7)


H

: "0" Single RF channel


"1" RF hopping channel

Channel selector:
H = "0":
The channel selector field consists of the absolute RF channel number.
Bits 4 3:
0 0 spare
ARFCN:
Octet 3
Octet 4

Bits 2, 1
Bits 8 to 1

High part of ARFCN


ARFCN low part

The ARFCN is coded as the binary representation of the absolute RF channel


Number.
Range: 0 to 1023

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H = "1":

The channel selector field consists of the mobile allocation index offset, MAIO, and the
hopping sequence number, HSN.

MAIO:
Octet 3
Octet 4

Bits 4 to 1
Bits 8 to 7

high part
low part

HSN (Octet 4, Bits 1 to 6):


Value 0 to 63.
The HSN field is coded as the binary representation of the hopping sequence number.

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6.15.4 GPRS BROADCAST INFORMATION


The GPRS broadcast informationi information element provides the mobile station with relevant GPRS
information needed for correct DTM operation.
< GPRS broadcast information value part > ::=
< GPRS Cell Options : < GPRS Cell Options IE > >
< GPRS Power Control Parameters : < GPRS Power Control Parameters struct > >
< spare bit >**;

6.15.4.1 GPRS Cell Options


TYPE: O
DEFINITION
The GPRS Cell Options information element is used to control a set of cell options related to GPRS.
BIT DESCRIPTION
< GPRS Cell Options IE > ::=
< NMO : bit (2) >
< T3168 : bit (3) >
< T3192 : bit (3) >
< DRX_TIMER_MAX : bit (3) >
< ACCESS_BURST_TYPE : bit >
< CONTROL_ACK_TYPE : bit >
< BS_CV_MAX : bit (4) >
{0|1
< PAN_DEC : bit (3) > (Note 1)
< PAN_INC : bit (3) >
< PAN_MAX : bit (3) > }
-- Optional extension information,
{0|1
<Extension Length : bit (6)> (Note 2)
< bit (val(Extension Length) + 1)
& { <Extension Information > ! { bit ** = <no string> } } > } ;
< Extension Information> : : =
{ 0 | 1 EGPRS supported by the cell if the choice bit is set to '1'
<EGPRS_PACKET_ CHANNEL_REQUEST : bit>
< BEP_PERIOD : bit (4) > }
<PFC_FEATURE_MODE: bit>
<DTM_SUPPORT: bit>
<BSS_PAGING_COORDINATION: bit>
-- REL-4 extension:
< CCN_ACTIVE : bit >
< NW_EXT_UTBF : bit >;
-- REL 6 extension:
< MULTIPLE_TBF_CAPABILITY : bit >
< EXT_UTBF_NO_DATA : bit >
< DTM_ENHANCEMENTS_CAPABILITY : bit >
{0
-- MBMS procedures not supported by the cell if the choice bit is set to '0' (Note 3)
|1
-- MBMS procedures supported by the cell if the choice bit is set to '1'
< DEDICATED_MODE_MBMS_NOTIFICATION_SUPPORT: bit >
< MNCI_SUPPORT : bit > }
<spare bit > ** ;
Note 1: PAN_DEC, PAN_INC, PAN_MAX should be present.
Note 2: Extension information should be present.
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Note 3: MBMS procedures are not supported.

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


NMO (2 bit field)
This field is the binary representation of the Network Mode of Operation, see 3GPP TS 03.60:
00
Network Mode of Operation I
01
Network Mode of Operation II
10
Network Mode of Operation III
11
Reserved.
T3168 (3 bit field)
This field is the binary representation of the timeout value of timer T3168. Range: 0 to 7. The
timeout value is given as the binary value plus one in units of 500 millisecond.
T3192 (3 bit field)
This field is the binary representation of the timeout value of timer T3192. Range: 0 to 7. The
timeout value is given as follows:
000
500 msec
001
1000 msec
010
1500 msec
011
0 msec
100
80 msec
101
120 msec
110
160 msec
111
200 msec
DRX_TIMER_MAX (3 bit field)
This field is the binary representation of the parameter DRX_TIMER_MAX. Range: 0 to 7. The
parameter value is given as two taken to the power of the binary value minus one (2 (bv - 1) ) in
units of 1 second. The binary value zero indicates the parameter value zero (i.e, the
parameter takes the values: 0, 1 s, 2 s, 4 s, .. 64 s.)
ACCESS_BURST_TYPE (1 bit field)
The ACCESS_BURST_TYPE field indicates if the 8 or 11 bit format shall be used in the
PACKET CHANNEL REQUEST message, the PTCCH uplink block (3GPP TS 04.04) and in
the PACKET CONTROL ACKNOWLEDGMENT message when the format is four access
bursts. The field is coded as follows:
0 8-bit format shall be used
1 11-bit format shall be used
CONTROL_ACK_TYPE (1 bit field)
This field is the binary representation of the default format of the PACKET CONTROL
ACKNOWLEDGMENT message:
0 default format is four access bursts
1 default format is RLC/MAC control block. (not used)
BS_CV_MAX (4 bit field)
This field is the binary representation of the parameter BS_CV_MAX. Range: 0 to 15. The
value BS_CV_MAX=0 shall be interpreted as value BS_CV_MAX=1 for calculation of T3198,
T3200 and N3104max values
PAN_DEC (3 bit field)
This field is the binary representation of the parameter PAN_DEC. If the field in not included,
the default value 0 shall be used.
Range: 0 to 7.

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PAN_INC (3 bit field)


This field is the binary representation of the parameter PAN_INC. If the field in not included,
the default value 0 shall be used. Range: 0 to 7.
PAN_MAX (3 bit field)
This field defines the maximum value allowed for counter N3102.
000
maximum value allowed for counter N3102 is 4
001
maximum value allowed for counter N3102 is 8
...
111
maximum value allowed for counter N3102 is 32
If the PAN_MAX field in not included, the default value 0 (i.e. N3102 max = 4) shall be used.
Optional extension information:
EGPRS_PACKET_CHANNEL_REQUEST (1 bit field)
0

EGPRS capable MSs shall use EGPRS PACKET CHANNEL


REQUEST message for uplink TBF establishment on the
PRACH when there is a PBCCH in the cell or on the RACH
when there is no PBCCH in the cell.
EGPRS capable MSs shall use two phase packet access with
PACKET CHANNEL REQUEST message on the PRACH for
uplink TBF establishment when there is a PBCCH in the cell.
EGPRS capable MSs shall use two phase packet access with
CHANNEL REQUEST message on the RACH when there is
no PBCCH in the cell.

(not used)

BEP_PERIOD (4 bit field)


This field contains the bit error probability (BEP) filter averaging period
PFC_FEATURE_MODE (1 bit field)
0
1

The network does not support packet flow context procedures.


The network supports packet flow context procedures.

DTM_SUPPORT (1 bit field)


This field indicates whether the cell supports DTM or not. It is coded as follows:
0
1

The cell does not support DTM procedures.


The cell supports DTM procedures.

BSS_PAGING_COORDINATION (1 bit field)


This field indicates the network support of CS paging co-ordination in packet transfer mode
during network mode of operation II and III. This field shall be ignored by the mobile station
during network mode of operation I. It is coded as follows:
0
1

The cell does not support Circuit-Switched paging co-ordination


The cell supports Circuit-Switched paging co-ordination

(not used)

CCN_ACTIVE (1 bit field)


This field indicates whether the cell supports Network Assisted Cell Change (NACC) or not. It
is coded as follows :
0
The cell does not support NACC procedures.
1
The cell supports NACC procedures.

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NW_EXT_UTBF (1 bit field)


This field indicates whether the cell supports Uplink Extended TBF mode or not. It is coded as
follows :
0
The cell does not support Extended UL TBF mode procedures.
1
The cell supports Extended UL TBF mode procedures.
MULTIPLE_TBF_CAPABILITY (1 bit field)
This field indicates whether or not the cell supports multiple TBF procedures for A/Gb mode. It
is coded as follows :
0
The cell does not support multiple TBF procedures for A/Gb mode.
1
The cell supports multiple TBF procedures for A/Gb mode.
(not used)
EXT_UTBF_NO_DATA (1 bit field)
This field indicates whether the mobile station during extended uplink TBF mode may refrain
from sending PACKET UPLINK DUMMY CONTROL BLOCK messages when there is no
other RLC/MAC block ready to send in an uplink radio block allocated by the network. It is
coded as follows :
0
The mobile station shall send a PACKET UPLINK DUMMY CONTROL
BLOCK message when there is no other RLC/MAC block ready to
send in an uplink radio block allocated by the network.
1
The mobile station may refrain from sending a PACKET UPLINK
DUMMY CONTROL BLOCK message when there is no other
RLC/MAC block ready to send in an uplink radio block allocated by the
network.
DTM_ENHANCEMENTS_CAPABILITY (1 bit field)
This field indicates whether the cell supports enhanced DTM CS establishment and enhanced
DTM CS release or not. It is coded as follows :
0
The cell does not support enhanced DTM CS establishment and
enhanced DTM CS release.
1
The cell supports enhanced DTM CS establishment and enhanced (not used)
DTM CS release.
DEDICATED_MODE_MBMS_NOTIFICATION_SUPPORT (1 bit field)
This field indicates whether the cell supports Dedicated Mode MBMS Notification or not. It is
coded as follows:
0
The cell does not support the Dedicated Mode MBMS Notification (not used)
procedures.
1
The cell supports the Dedicated Mode MBMS Notification procedures. (not used)
MNCI_SUPPORT (1 bit field)
This field indicates whether the cell supports the distribution of MBMS NEIGHBOURING CELL
INFORMATION messages. It is coded as follows:
0
The cell does not support the distribution of MBMS NEIGHBOURING (not used)
CELL INFORMATION messages
1
The cell supports the distribution of MBMS NEIGHBOURING CELL (not used)
INFORMATION messages
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6.15.4.2 GPRS Power Control Parameters


TYPE: O
DEFINITION
BIT DESCRIPTION
< ALPHA : bit (4) >
< T_AVG_W : bit (5) >
< T_AVG_T : bit (5) >
< PC_MEAS_CHAN : bit >
< N_AVG_I : bit (4) >;
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
ALPHA (4 bit field)
The ALPHA field is the binary representation of the parameter for MS output power control
in units of 0.1, see 3GPP TS 05.08: Range: 0 to 10. Values greater than 10 shall be
interpreted as 10 by the mobile station.
T_AVG_W (5 bit field)
The T_AVG_W field is the binary representation of the parameter TAVG_W for MS output
power control, see 3GPP TS 05.08: Range: 0 to 25. Values greater than 25 shall be
interpreted as 25 by the mobile station.
T_AVG_T (5 bit field)
The T_AVG_T field is the binary representation of the parameter TAVG_T for MS output
power control, see 3GPP TS 05.08: Range: 0 to 25. Values greater than 25 shall be
interpreted as 25 by the mobile station.
PC_MEAS_CHAN (1 bit field)
The PC_MEAS_CHAN field indicates the type of channel which shall be used for downlink
measurements for power control:
0
BCCH;
1
PDCH.
N_AVG_I (4 bit field)
The N_AVG_I field is the binary representation of the parameter NAVG_I for MS output power
control, see 3GPP TS 05.08.
Range: 0 to 15.

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6.15.5 CELL CHANNEL DESCRIPTION


TYPE: O
DEFINITION
To provide the reference frequency list to be used to decode the mobile allocation information
element.
BIT DESCRIPTION
Bitmap 0 format
8

CA ARFCN

FORMAT-ID

124

122

CA ARFCN
.........................
...........

120

008

123

007

006

CA ARFCN
005
004

1
2

121
3
113
17

003

002

001

Bits 5 and 6 are spare bits in octet 2.


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier

Only bitmap 0 Format is supported.

CA ARFCN N : Cell Allocation Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number N


CA ARFCN N : "0" not belonging to the cell allocation
"1" belonging to the cell allocation
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
Format-ID: Fixed value = 00.
CA ARFCN N : Value stored in BSC and updated according to system reconfigurations.

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6.15.6 CHANNEL MODE


TYPE: O
DEFINITION :
The channel mode information element gives the mode of encoding, decoding and transcoding.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

mode

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


The mode field is encoded as follows:
Bits

87654321
00000000
00000001
00100001
01000001
10000001
10000010
10000011
01100001
01100010
01100100
01100111
01100101
01100110
00100111
01100011
01000011
00001111
00000011
00001011
00010011

signaling only
speech (full rate or half rate version 1)
speech (full rate or half rate version 2)
speech (full rate or half rate version 3)
speech (full rate or half rate version 4)
speech (full rate or half rate version 5)
speech (full rate or half rate version 6)
data, 43.5 kbit/s (downlink)+14.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 29.0 kbit/s (downlink)+14.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 43.5 kbit/s (downlink)+29.0 kbps (uplink)
data, 14.5 kbit/s (downlink)+43.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 14.5 kbit/s (downlink)+29.0 kbps (uplink)
data, 29.0 kbit/s (downlink)+43.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 43.5 kbit/s radio interface rate
data, 32.0 kbit/s radio interface rate
data, 29.0 kbit/s radio interface rate
data 14.5 kbit/s radio interface rate
data 12 kbit/s radio interface rate
data 6 kbit/s radio interface rate
data 3.6 kbit/s radio interface rate
All other values are reserved and not supported.

not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

Data rates received on the A interface which are lower than 2.4 kbit/s are mapped onto the "data 3.6
kbit/s radio interface rate" value in this element.

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6.15.7 FREQUENCY LIST


TYPE: C
DEFINITION
To provide the absolute radio frequency channel numbers used in a cell.
BIT DESCRIPTION
Bit map 0 format

supported but not used

Length of frequency list contents =16

0
0
0
0
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
FORMAT-ID
124
123
122
121
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
120
119
118
117
116
115
114
113
:
:
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
008
007
006
005
004
003
002
001

Range 1024 format

18

supported

Length of frequency list contents


1
0
FORMAT-ID

0
FORMID
W(1) (low part)
:

F0

1
2

W(1)
(high part)

W(2) to W(3) are on 9 bits, when present


W(4) to W(7) are on 8 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 7 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 6 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1)are on 10-k bits when present
Range

512 format

supported

Length of frequency list contents


1
0
FORMAT-ID

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FORMAT-ID
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ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

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ORIGARFCN
(low)
W(1) (low part)

W(1) (high part)

W(2) (high part)

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 8 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 7 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 6 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 5 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 9-k bits when present

Range

256 format

supported

Length of frequency list contents


1
0
FORMAT-ID

ORIGARFCN
(low)
W(1)
(low)

1
2

0
1
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
W(1) (high part)

ORIGARFCN

4
5

W(2)

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 7 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 6 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 5 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 4 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 8-k bits when present
Range

128 format

supported

Length of frequency list contents


1
0
FORMAT-ID

ORIGARFCN
(low)

1
2

1
0
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
W(1)

ORIGARFCN

4
5

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 6 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 5 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 4 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 3 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 7-k bits when present
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1
0
FORMAT-ID

1
1
ORIGFORMAT-ID
ARFCN
(continued)
high
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(low)
:
:
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111

1
2
3

4
5

18

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Bits 5 and 6 are spare bits in octet 3.
FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

F0

: Frequency 0 indicator. Coded 0 if ARFCN 0 is not a member of the set. Coded 1 if


ARFCN 0 is a member of the set.

ORIG-ARFCN : This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.
RRFCN N
: Relative Radio Frequency Channel Number N.
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = (ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '1'.
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = (ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 not belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '0'.
W

: Each non null W(k) allows to compute, together with some previous W(i) the ARFCN
F(k) of a frequency in the set (see 3GPP TS 04.18 for computation formulas).

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


ORIG-ARFCN, RRFCN N: Values stored in BSC and updated according to system reconfigurations.

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6.15.8 MOBILE ALLOCATION


TYPE C
DEFINITION
To provide the part of the RF channels belonging to the cell allocation which is used in the Mobile
Station hopping sequence (primary band in GSM900).
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

length of Mobile allocation contents


(value 8 )
MA
C
8n
:

MA
C
8n-1

MA
C
8n-7
:

MA
C
008

MA
C
001

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


MA length depends on the relative frequency span of the frequencies in the cell allocation frequency
list
MA Ci:
Mobile Allocation RF Channel i - the RF channels represented in the MA C i bit fields are those which
in the "Cell Channel Description" information element are coded with "1" in the CA ARFCN N bit fields.
MA Ci = CA ARFCN N(i)

i = 1,2...NF

(NF = Number of Frequencies in the CA frequency list).


For a RF channel belonging to the Mobile Allocation the MA C i bit is coded with a "1", for a RF
channel not belonging to the Mobile Allocation, the MA C i bit is coded with a "0". If NF mod 8 0 then
bits NF to 8n in octet 3 must be coded with a "0" in each.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
The parameter is transparent for the BTS when received from the BSC.
At the BSC site the following actions have to be performed
Mobile Allocation Stored and Updated during system reconfiguration.

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6.15.9 RR PACKET UL ASSIGNMENT


TYPE O
DEFINITION
Describes the UL allocated resources.
BIT DESCRIPTION
< RR Packet Uplink Assignment value part > ::=
< CHANNEL_CODING_COMMAND : bit (2) >
< TLLI_BLOCK_CHANNEL_CODING : bit (1) >
< Packet Timing Advance : Packet Timing Advance IE >
{ 01 < Dynamic Allocation : Dynamic Allocation struct >
| 10 < reserved >
| 11 < reserved >
| 00 { 0 < Multiple TBF Allocation : Multiple TBF Allocation struct >
| 1 < Extension > } }
{ null
-- Receiver compatible with earlier release
|
-- Additions for R99
{0|1
< EGPRS_MCS_MODE : bit (4) >
< RESEGMENT : bit (1) >
< EGPRS Window Size : < EGPRS Window Size IE >> }
{0|1
< Packet Extended Timing Advance : bit (2) > }
< SPARE_BITS : bit ** > } ;
< Packet Timing Advance IE > ::=
{0|1
< TIMING_ADVANCE_VALUE : bit (6) > }
{0|1
< TIMING_ADVANCE_INDEX : bit (4) >
< TIMING_ADVANCE_TIMESLOT_NUMBER : bit (3) > } ;
<Dynamic Allocation struct > ::=
< Extended Dynamic Allocation : bit(1)>
{0 | 1 < P0 : bit (4) >
< PR_MODE : bit (1) > }
< USF_GRANULARITY : bit (1) >
{ 0 | 1 < UPLINK_TFI_ASSIGNMENT : bit (5) > }
0
{0
-- Timeslot Allocation
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN0 : bit (3) > }
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN1 : bit (3) > }
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN2 : bit (3) > }
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN3 : bit (3) > }
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN4 : bit (3) > }
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN5 : bit (3) > }
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN6 : bit (3) > }
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN7 : bit (3) > }
|1
-- Timeslot Allocation with Power Control Parameters
< ALPHA : bit (4) >
{0|1
< USF_TN0 : bit (3) >
< GAMMA_TN0 : bit (5) > }
{0|1
< USF_TN1 : bit (3) >
< GAMMA_TN1 : bit (5) > }
{0|1
< USF_TN2 : bit (3) >
< GAMMA_TN2 : bit (5) > }
{0|1
< USF_TN3 : bit (3) >
< GAMMA_TN3 : bit (5) > }
{0|1
< USF_TN4 : bit (3) >

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{0|1
{0|1
{0|1

< GAMMA_TN4 : bit (5) > }


< USF_TN5 : bit (3) >
< GAMMA_TN5 : bit (5) > }
< USF_TN6 : bit (3) >
< GAMMA_TN6 : bit (5) > }
< USF_TN7 : bit (3) >
< GAMMA_TN7 : bit (5) > } } ;

Note : Only coding for dyanmic allocation is provided as it is the only method used in Alcatel BSS for
DTM establishment (extended dynamic allocation is supported in DTM, but through TBF reallocation).
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Field
IEI
Length

Length (bits)
8
8

CHANNEL_CODIN
G_COMMAND

TLLI_BLOCK_CHA
NNEL_CODING

Packet
Advance

Timing

Extended Dynamic
Allocation

USF_GRANULARI
TY

UPLINK_TFI_ASSI
GNMENT

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1

1
5
1
1
4

ALPHA

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2
1

01

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Coding
Set to 00010101
Length (in bytes) of the value part of the 44.018 I.E., i.e.of the
information detailed below
The Channel Coding Indicator field indicates the channel coding
scheme that the mobile station shall use when transmitting on
the uplink.
bits
21
value
00
CS-1
01
CS-2
10
CS-3
11
CS-4
This field indicates the channel coding command that the mobile
station shall use for any RLC data block containing a TLLI field
in the RLC data block header. This field is coded as shown:
0
the mobile station shall use CS-1 in GPRS TBF mode and
MCS-1 in EGPRS TBF mode.
1
the mobile station shall use the value commanded in the
CHANNEL_CODING_COMMAND
or
EGPRS_CHANNEL_CODING_COMMAND field.
This field describes the timing advance mode and timing
advance value assigned to the mobile station.
Set to 00.
Set to 01.
This information field indicates the medium access mode to be
used during the TBF.
0
Dynamic Allocation
1
Extended Dynamic Allocation Set to 0 (dynamic allocation
is used)
Set to 0.
Set to 0.
0
the mobile station shall transmit one RLC/MAC block
1
the mobile station shall transmit four consecutive
RLC/MAC blocks
Set to 0.
Set to 1.
encoded as a binary number.
Range 0 to 31
Set to 0.
Set to 1.
The ALPHA Power control parameter field is coded according to
the following table:
Bits
4321
0000
= 0.0
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0001
:::
1001
1010
USF_TN0
and
GAMMA_TN0
to
USF_TN7
and
GAMMA_TN7

USFs of the allocated PDCHs and its GAMMA_TN.


See note 1.

Set to 1 if the TBF is established in EGPRS mode, set to 0


otherwise.
Included only if the TBF is established in EGPRS mode.
Bits
4321
0 0 0 0 MCS-1
0 0 0 1 MCS-2
0 0 1 0 MCS-3
0 0 1 1 MCS-4
0 1 0 0 MCS-5
0 1 0 1 MCS-6
0 1 1 0 MCS-7
0 1 1 1 MCS-8
1 0 0 0 MCS-9
1 0 0 1 MCS-5-7
1 0 1 0 MCS-6-9
1011
to
1 1 1 1 reserved
Included only if the TBF is established in EGPRS mode.
0 Retransmitted RLC data blocks shall not be re-segmented
1 Retransmitted RLC data blocks shall be re-segmented
according to commanded MCS
Included only if the TBF is established in EGPRS mode.
See note 2.
Set to 0.

RESEGMENT

EGPRS
Size

5
1

Note 1:
Field
USF_TN0

Length (bits)
1
3

GAMMA_TN0

USF_TN1

1
3

GAMMA_TN1

USF_TN2

1
3

GAMMA_TN2

5
1

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= 1.0

<=48

EGPRS_MCS_MO
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Window

= 0.1

RELEASED

Coding
Indicates whether TS 0 of the TRX is allocated to the MS
USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range
0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB
Indicates whether TS 1 of the TRX is allocated to the MS
USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range
0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB
Indicates whether TS 2 of the TRX is allocated to the MS
USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range
0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB
Indicates whether TS 3 of the TRX is allocated to the MS
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USF_TN3

GAMMA_TN3

USF_TN4

1
3

GAMMA_TN4

USF_TN5

1
3

GAMMA_TN5

USF_TN6

1
3

GAMMA_TN6

USF_TN7

1
3

GAMMA_TN7

USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range


0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB
Indicates whether TS 4 of the TRX is allocated to the MS
USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range
0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB
Indicates whether TS 5 of the TRX is allocated to the MS
USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range
0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB
Indicates whether TS 6 of the TRX is allocated to the MS
USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range
0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB
Indicates whether TS 7 of the TRX is allocated to the MS
USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range
0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB

Note 2:
bit
54321
00000
00001
00010
00011
00100
00101
00110
00111
01000
01001
01010
01011
01100
01101
01110
01111
10000
10001
10010
10011
10100
10101
10110
10111
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Value of EGPRS
window size
64
96
128
160
192
224
256
288
320
352
384
416
448
480
512
544
576
608
640
672
704
736
768
800
RELEASED

Comment

(maximum window size for a 1 timeslot TBF)


(maximum window size for a 2 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 3 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 4 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 5 timeslot TBF)

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11000
11001
11010
11011
11100
11101
11110
11111

832
864
896
928
960
992
1024
Reserved

(maximum window size for a 7 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for an 8 timeslot TBF)

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6.15.10 RR PACKET DL ASSIGNMENT


TYPE O
DEFINITION
Describes the DL allocated resources.
BIT DESCRIPTION
< RR Packet Downlink Assignment value part > ::=
< MAC_MODE : bit (2) >
< RLC_MODE : bit (1) >
< TIMESLOT_ALLOCATION : bit (8) >
< Packet Timing Advance : Packet Timing Advance IE >
{ 0 | 1 < P0 : bit (4) >
0
< PR_MODE : bit (1) > }
{ 0 | 1 < Power Control Parameters : Power Control Parameters IE > }
{ 0 | 1 < DOWNLINK_TFI_ASSIGNMENT : bit (5) > }
0
{ null
-- Receiver compatible with earlier release
|
{0|1
-- indicates EGPRS TBF mode, see 3GPP TS 44.060
< EGPRS Window Size : < EGPRS Window Size IE >>
< LINK_QUALITY_MEASUREMENT_MODE : bit (2) > }
{ 0 | 1 < Packet Extended Timing Advance : bit (2) > }
{ null | 0 bit** = < no string > -- Receiver backward compatible
|1
-- Additions for REL-6
{ 1 < Multiple Downlink TBF Assignment : < Multiple Downlink TBF Assignment
struct > > } ** 0
< SPARE_BITS : bit ** > } } ;
< Packet Timing Advance IE > ::=
{0|1
< TIMING_ADVANCE_VALUE : bit (6) > }
{0|1
< TIMING_ADVANCE_INDEX : bit (4) >
< TIMING_ADVANCE_TIMESLOT_NUMBER : bit (3) > } ;
< Power Control Parameters IE > ::=
< ALPHA : bit (4) >
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN0 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN1 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN2 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN3 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN4 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN5 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN6 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN7 : bit (5) > } ;
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Case 1: GPRS mode
Field
Length (bits)
IEI
8
Length
8
MAC_MODE

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Set to 00010110
Length (in bytes) of the value part of the 44.018 I.E., i.e.of the
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This information field indicates the medium access method to be
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used during the TBF.

bit

RLC_MODE

TIMESLOT_ALLO
CATION

Packet
Advance

Timing

Power
control
parameters
DOWNLINK_TFI_
ASSIGNMENT

1
1
15 or 19
1
5
1
1
1
1

Case 2: EGPRS mode


Field
Length (bits)
IEI
Length

8
8

MAC_MODE

RLC_MODE

TIMESLOT_ALLO
CATION

Packet

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Timing

01

RELEASED

21
00
Dynamic Allocation
01
Extended Dynamic Allocation
10
Fixed Allocation, not half duplex mode
11
Fixed Allocation, half duplex mode
Set to 00. Only dynamic allocation is supported by Alcatel BSS
for DTM establishment
This field indicates the RLC mode of the requested TBF.
0
RLC acknowledged mode
1
RLC unacknowledged mode
This information field indicates the timeslots assigned for use
during the TBF or the timeslots carrying a PCCCH. Bit 8
indicates the status of timeslot 0, bit 7 indicates the status of
timeslot 1, etc. At least one timeslot must be assigned.
0
Timeslot is not assigned
1
Timeslot is assigned
This field describes the timing advance mode and timing
advance value assigned to the mobile station.
Set to 00.
Set to 0.
Set to 1.
This field contains parameters the mobile station shall use to
determine its TX power level.
Set to 1.
encoded as a binary number.
Range 0 to 31
Set to 0.
Set to 0.
Set to 0.
Set to 0.

Coding
Set to 00010110
Length (in bytes) of the value part of the 44.018 I.E., i.e.of the
information detailed below
This information field indicates the medium access method to be
used during the TBF.
bit
21
00
Dynamic Allocation
01
Extended Dynamic Allocation
10
Fixed Allocation, not half duplex mode
11
Fixed Allocation, half duplex mode
Set to 00. Only dynamic allocation is supported by Alcatel BSS
for DTM establishment
This field indicates the RLC mode of the requested TBF.
0
RLC acknowledged mode
1
RLC unacknowledged mode
This information field indicates the timeslots assigned for use
during the TBF or the timeslots carrying a PCCCH. Bit 8
indicates the status of timeslot 0, bit 7 indicates the status of
timeslot 1, etc. At least one timeslot must be assigned.
0
Timeslot is not assigned
1
Timeslot is assigned
This field describes the timing advance mode and timing
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Advance

P0

1
4

PR_MODE

1
1

Power
control
parameters
DOWNLINK_TFI_A
SSIGNMENT

EGPRS
Window
Size
LINK_QUALITY_M
EASUREMENT_M
ODE

1
15 or 19
1
5
1
1
5
2

advance value assigned to the mobile station.


Set to 00.
Set to 1.
If P0 is present, then downlink power control is used.
Bit
4321
0 0 0 0 P0 = 0 dB
0 0 0 1 P0 = 2 dB
0 0 1 0 P0 = 4 dB
:
1 1 1 1 P0 = 30 dB
Set to 0000.
Set to 0.
0
PR mode A: for one addressed MS
1
PR mode B: for all MS
Set to 0.
Set to 1.
This field contains parameters the mobile station shall use to
determine its TX power level.
Set to 1.
encoded as a binary number.
Range 0 to 31
Set to 0.
Set to 1.
Included only if the TBF is established in EGPRS mode.
See note 1.
This field determines the measurements to be included within
the EGPRS Timeslot Link Quality Measurements IE.
bit
21
00

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01

RELEASED

The MS shall not report either interference measurements


( values) or per slot BEP measurements.

01

The MS shall report available interference measurements


( values) for timeslots 0 through 7. The value is defined
in 3GPP TS 45.008. No per slot mean BEP
measurements shall be reported.

10

The MS shall report mean BEP on each allocated time


slot. The MS shall report the mean BEP measurement
corresponding to the modulation for which it has received
a larger number of blocks since the previous report. The
MS shall make BEP measurements only on Radio Blocks
intended for it. No interference measurements ( values)
shall be reported.

11

The MS shall report mean BEP on each allocated time


slot. The MS shall report the mean BEP measurement
corresponding to the modulation for which it has received
a larger number of blocks since the previous report. The
MS shall make BEP measurements only on Radio Blocks
intended for it. In addition to mean BEP, the MS shall
report interference measurements ( values) for no more
than four time slots. The MS shall first report available
interference measurements for time slots 0, 1, 2, and 3;
the MS shall next report available interference
measurements for time slots 4, 5, 6, and 7; and the MS
shall alternate between these two groups for subsequent
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reports. If any of the interference measurements are


unavailable for reporting for reasons specified in
3GPP TS 45.008, the MS shall substitute least-recentlyreported and available interference measurements for
time slots not already included in the report.
1
1

Set to 0.
Set to 0.

Note 1:
bit
54321
00000
00001
00010
00011
00100
00101
00110
00111
01000
01001
01010
01011
01100
01101
01110
01111
10000
10001
10010
10011
10100
10101
10110
10111
11000
11001
11010
11011
11100
11101
11110
11111

Value of EGPRS
window size
64
96
128
160
192
224
256
288
320
352
384
416
448
480
512
544
576
608
640
672
704
736
768
800
832
864
896
928
960
992
1024
Reserved

Comment

(maximum window size for a 1 timeslot TBF)


(maximum window size for a 2 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 3 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 4 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 5 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 6 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 7 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for an 8 timeslot TBF)

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6.15.11 MULTIRATE CONFIGURATION


TYPE: O
DEFINITION :
The MultiRate configuration information element gives all parameters related to a MultiRate speech
codec.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8
0

7
0

6
0

5
1

4
0

3
1

2
1

1
1

Length
Multirate speech
version

NSCB

ICMI

2
spare

Start mode

Parameters for MultiRate speech

4
.
.
.
n (n 8)

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 3
MultiRate speech version:
Bits
8 7 6
0 0 1
Adaptive MultiRate speech version 1
0 1 0
Adaptive MultiRate speech version 2 (Not used)
all other values are reserved.
NSCB (Noise Suppression Control Bit):
Bit
5
0
Noise Suppression can be used (default)
1
Noise Suppression shall be turned off
ICMI (Initial Codec Mode Indicator):
Bit
4
0
The initial codec mode is defined by the implicit rule provided in 3GPP TS 05.09
1
The initial codec mode is defined by the Start Mode field
Bit

3
0

Start Mode:
Bits
21
xx

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Spare

The initial codec mode is coded as in 3GPP TS 05.09 section 3.4.1

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Parameters for MultiRate speech (octet 4 to octet n, n 8):


1) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set with one
codec mode is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

2) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set with two
codec modes is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

Spare
0

Threshold 1

octet 5
Spare

Hysteresis 1

octet 6

3) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set of three
codec modes is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

Spare
0

Threshold 1

Hysteresis 1
Threshold
2 (cont.)

octet 5

Threshold 2

octet 6
Spare

Hysteresis 2

octet 7

4) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set of four
modes is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

Spare
0

Hysteresis 1
Threshold
2 (cont.)

Threshold 1

octet 5

Threshold 2
Threshold 3
Hysteresis 2

octet 6
octet 7

Threshold (3)

Hysteresis 3

octet 8

Set of adaptive MultiRate codec modes field (octet 4)


Bit 8
Bit 7
Bit 6
Bit 5

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1
0
1
0
1
0

12,2 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;


12,2 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
10,2 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
10,2 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
7,95 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
7,95 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
7,40 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;

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Bit 4
Bit 3
Bit 2
Bit 1

1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1

7,40 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;


6,70 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
6,70 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
5,90 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
5,90 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
5,15 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
5,15 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;
4,75 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset;
4,75 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset;

Threshold j (6 bits), see Note 1


Coded as the binary representation of a value N. N corresponds to the threshold of C/I in dB,
as defined in 3GPP TS 05.09;
Hysteresis j (4 bits), see Note 1
Coded as the binary representation of the hysteresis value associated to THRj, as defined in
3GPP TS 05.09.
Note 1: j = 1 corresponds to the lowest value of threshold in dB, j = 2 to the second lowest, j = 3 to the
highest value.

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6.16 DTM ASSIGNMENT FAILURE


NAME

DTM ASSIGNMENT FAILURE

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

FUNCTION
DIRECTION

44.018

This message is sent from the mobile station to the network to indicate that the
mobile station has failed to seize the new packet channel.
From: MS
To: BSC
INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME

INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
RR Cause

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2
1
3

M V
IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

ED
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01

See ref [39]

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6.16.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


8

RR Cause

6.16.2 RR CAUSE
TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Reason for failure of the DTM Assignment.
BIT DESCRIPTION

RR Cause

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6.17 DTM INFORMATION


NAME

DTM INFORMATION

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent by the network to the mobile station to provide the mobile
station with necessary information for the operation in dual transfer mode.

DIRECTION

From: BSC

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
Routeing Area Identification
DTM Information Details

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2
6
4

M V
M LV

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

12

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

ED
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6.17.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


8

Routing

MCC digit 2

MCC digit 1

Area

MNC digit 3

MCC digit 3

Identification

MNC digit 2

MNC digit 1
LAC
LAC
RAC

DTM information

Length

Details

See description below

6.17.2 ROUTING AREA IDENTIFICATION


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
The purpose of the routing area identification information element is to provide an unambiguous
identification of routing areas within the GPRS coverage area.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

MCC digit 2

MCC digit 1

octet 1

MNC digit 3

MCC digit 3

octet 2

MNC digit 2

MNC digit 1

octet 3

LAC

octet 4

LAC cont'd

octet 5

RAC

octet 6

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


MCC (Mobile country code):

The MCC field is coded as in ITU-T Rec. E212, Annex A.

MNC (Mobile network code):

3 digits MNC is supported. Note that in case where only two digits
MNC is used, the field MNC Digit 3 shall be filled in with 1111.

LAC (Location area code):

Bit 8 of octet 4 is the most significant bit and bit 1 of octet 5 the least
significant bit.

RAC (Routing area code):

Bit 8 of octet 6 is the most significant. Coding using full hexadecimal.

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6.17.3 DTM INFORMATION DETAILS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
The DTM Information Details Information Element provides the mobile station with relevant GPRS
information needed for correct DTM operation. This information element is contained in messages
addressed to mobile stations supporting GPRS and DTM.
BIT DESCRIPTION
< DTM Information Details value part > ::=
< MAX_LAPDm : bit (3) >
< GPRS_MS_TXPWR_MAX_CCH : bit (5) >
< Cell identity: bit (16) >
{ null | L
-- Receiver backward compatible with earlier version
|H
-- Additions for REL-6
{0
-- MBMS procedures not supported by the cell if the choice bit is set to '0'
|1
-- MBMS procedures supported by the cell if the choice bit is set to '1'
< DEDICATED_MODE_MBMS_NOTIFICATION_SUPPORT: bit >
< MNCI_SUPPORT: bit >}
< spare bit >**};
Note: Only the first three parameters are supported.
8

Length
MAX_LAPDm

octet 1

GPRS_MS_TXPWR_MAX_CCH

octet 2

Cell identity

octet 3

Cell identity

octet 4

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


MAX_LAPDm (3 bit field)
This field indicates the maximum number of LAPDm frames on which a layer 3 can be segmented into
and be sent on the main DCCH. It is coded as follows:
Bit
210
0 0 0 Any message segmented in up to 5 LAPDm frames.
0 0 1 Any message segmented in up to 6 LAPDm frames.
0 1 0 Any message segmented in up to 7 LAPDm frames.
0 1 1 Any message segmented in up to 8 LAPDm frames.
1 0 0 Any message segmented in up to 9 LAPDm frames.
1 0 1 Any message segmented in up to 10 LAPDm frames.
1 1 0 Any message segmented in up to 11 LAPDm frames.
1 1 1 Any message segmented in up to 12 LAPDm frames.
Set by O&M.
GPRS_MS_TXPWR_MAX_CCH (5 bits field)
The GPRS_MS_TXPWR_MAX_CCH field is coded as the binary representation of the "power control
level" in 3GPP TS 45.005 corresponding to the maximum TX power level the MS shall use for packet
resources while in dual transfer mode.
Range: 0 to 31.
Set by BSCGP GPRS_MS_TXPWR_MAX_CCH.
Cell identity (16 bits field)
The purpose of the Cell Identity is to identify a cell within a routing area.
Set by O&M.
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6.18 DTM REJECT


NAME

DTM REJECT

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

FUNCTION
DIRECTION

44.018

This message is sent by the network to the mobile station to indicate that no radio
resources are available for assignment.
From: BSC
To: MS
INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME

INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

Header
Wait Indication
M V
IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

2
1
3

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

ED
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6.18.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Wait Indication

T3142 timeout value

6.18.2 WAIT INDICATION


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Time the mobile station shall wait before attempting another channel request.
BIT DESCRIPTION
Range 0-255 sec.

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6.19 DTM REQUEST


NAME

DTM REQUEST

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

FUNCTION
DIRECTION

44.018

This message is sent by the mobile station to request the establishment of dual
transfer mode.
From: MS
To: BSC
INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME

INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
TLLI
Channel Request Description

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2
4
5-6

M V
M LV

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

12

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

ED
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See ref [42]

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6.19.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


8

TLLI

TLLI

Channel Request

Length

Description

See detailed coding below.

Channel Request Description detail description:

Information elements

Length
(bit)

PACKET_ESTABLISHME
NT_CAUSE

PEAK_THROUGHPUT_C
LASS

RADIO_PRIORITY

RLC_MODE

LLC_ PDU_TYPE

RLC_OCTET_COUNT

16
1

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Multiple TBF Capability

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6.19.2 TEMPORARY LOGICAL LINK IDENTIFIER (TLLI)


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the Temporary Logical Link Identifier of the MS.
BIT DESCRIPTION
The TLLI is encoded as a binary number with a length of 4 octets. Bit 8 of octet 1 is the most
significant bit and bit. Bit 1 of octet 4 is the least significant bit.
8

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5
4
TLLI value

1
octet 1

TLLI value (contd)

octet 2

TLLI value (contd)

octet 3

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6.19.3 CHANNEL REQUEST DESCRIPTION


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To indicate to the network the reason of the request to enter dual transfer mode.
BIT DESCRIPTION
See above.
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
PACKET_ESTABLISHMENT_CAUSE (2 bits field)
This field indicates the reason for requesting the access.
Bit
21
00
User Data
01
Page Response
10
Cell Update
11
Mobility Management procedure
PEAK_THROUGHPUT_CLASS (4 bit field)
This field indicates the peak throughput class for the PDP context of the LLC PDU that caused the
Channel Request Description IE to be transmitted. The field is coded as the binary representation of
the Peak Throughput Class specified in 3GPP TS 23.060.
Range: 1 to 9
RADIO_PRIORITY (2 bit field)
This field indicates the Radio Priority of the requested TBF. The field is encoded as the Radio Priority
field of the Packet Channel Request
RLC_MODE (1 bit field)
This field indicates the RLC mode of the requested TBF.
0
RLC acknowledged mode
1
RLC unacknowledged mode
LLC_ PDU_TYPE (1 bit field)
This field indicates the type of the first LLC PDU to be transmitted over the requested uplink TBF.
0
LLC PDU is SACK or ACK
1
LLC PDU is not SACK or ACK
RLC_OCTET_COUNT (16 bit field)
The RLC_OCTET_COUNT field indicates the number of RLC data octets, plus the number of RLC
data block length octets, that the mobile station wishes to transfer. The value '0' shall be interpreted as
a request for an open-ended TBF by the mobile station. All other values shall be interpreted as a
request for a close ended TBF.
Range 0 to 65535

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PFI (7 bits)
indicates the Packet Flow Identifier for a Packet Flow Context.
Bits
7654321
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Best Effort
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Signaling
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 SMS
0000011
to
0 0 0 0 1 1 1 reserved
0001000
to
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 dynamically assigned
Multiple TBF Capability (1 bit field)
This field is included as the MS Radio Access capabilities IE is not present and the Classmark 3 does
not contain this information.
Bit
0
Multiple TBF procedures in A/Gb mode not supported
1
Multiple TBF procedures in A/Gb mode supported

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6.20 E-GPRS PACKET CHANNEL REQUEST


NAME

E-GPRS PACKET CHANNEL REQUEST

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

RACH / PRACH

44.060

FUNCTION

This message is sent by a mobile station supporting E-GPRS on the RACH (or
on the PRACH for a cell supporting PCCCH) to perform an uplink access.
The message is 11 bits long.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BTS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(bit)

See 3GPP-REF.
IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH (bit)

NORMAL SITUATION
FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

11

ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

Establishment of an on-going
TBF or allocation of one uplink
radio block
Radio and Link Establishment
(ref. [2])
FBS GPRS - Radio Interface - RRM sublayer - PCC

(ref. [29])

6.20.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


The EGPRS capability is indicated using alternative training sequence :
Training sequence
(see 3GPP TS 05.02)

TS1

bits
11...1

Packet Channel Access

< EGPRS Packet channel request EGPRS with 8PSK capability in uplink
message content >
< EGPRS Packet channel request EGPRS without 8PSK capability in uplink
message content >

TS2

BIT DESCRIPTION
One Phase Access Request
11

10

MultiSlot Class

Priority

Random Bits

Short Access Request


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11

10

Nb Of Blocks

Priority

Random Bits

Two-Phase Access Request


11

10

11

10

Priority

Random Bits

Signalling
5

Random Bits

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


MultiSlot Class
The Multi Slot Class field is coded as the binary representation of the multislot class defined in
3GPP TS 05.02.
Bits
54321
00000
00001

11100
other

MultiSlot Class 1
MultiSlot Class 2
MultiSlot Class 29
Reserved values

Priority
This information field indicates the requested Radio Priority.
Bits
21
00
01
10
11

Radio Priority 1 (Highest priority)


Radio Priority 2
Radio Priority 3
Radio Priority 4 (Lower priority)

Number Of Blocks
This information field indicates the number of blocks requested during a mobile originated Temporary
Block Flow. This field is coded as shown in the following table:
Bits
321
000
001

111

1 RLC data block


2 RLC data blocks
8 RLC data blocks

Random bits
This is an unformatted field of variable length of 3 bits
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6.21 EXTENDED MEASUREMENT ORDER


NAME

EXTENDED MEASUREMENT ORDER

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SACCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the SACCH by the network to the mobile station, to
order the mobile station to send one extended measurement report.

DIRECTION

From: BTS

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
Extended Measurement Frequency
List

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

MV
MV

2
16

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH (byte)

NORMAL SITUATION
FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

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ABNORMAL SITUATION

18

TIMER

The MS supporting the MAFA


feature answers with a single
Extended Measurement Report,
see ref. [12] for detail.

Radio Measurements

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6.21.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Extended
Measurement
Frequency List

Octet 1

Octet 2

Bit
128

Bit
127

0
spare

SEQCODE

Bit
124

Bit
123

Bit
122

Bit
121

Octet 3

Bit
120

Bit
119

Bit
118

Bit
117

Bit
116

Bit
115

Bit
114

Bit
113

Octet 4

Bit
008

Bit
007

Bit
006

Bit
005

Bit
004

Bit
003

Bit
002

Bit
001

Octet 18

6.21.2 EXTENDED MEASUREMENT FREQUENCY LIST


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
to provide the absolute radio frequency channel numbers of carriers to measure signal strength on.
BIT DESCRIPTION
The Extended Measurement Frequency List information element is coded as the Cell Channel
Description information element, as described in 6.2.6, with the exception of bit 5 of octet 3.
Bit
128

Bit
127

0
spare

SEQCODE

Bit
124

Bit
123

Bit
122

Bit
121

Octet 1

Bit
120

Bit
119

Bit
118

Bit
117

Bit
116

Bit
115

Bit
114

Bit
113

Octet 2

Bit
008

Bit
007

Bit
006

Bit
005

Bit
004

Bit
003

Bit
002

Bit
001

Octet 16

SUB PARAMETER DESCRIPTION


Bit 5 of octet 1: SEQ-CODE (Sequence code)
Range 0 to 1.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

ED
EVOLIUM

01

RELEASED

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6.22 EXTENDED MEASUREMENT REPORT


NAME

EXTENDED MEASUREMENT REPORT

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SACCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the SACCH by the mobile station to the network to
report extended measurement results about the signal strength on specified
carriers.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BTS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
Extended Measurement Results

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2
16

MV

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION
FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

ED
EVOLIUM

01

ABNORMAL SITUATION

18

TIMER

The BTS sends to the BSC the


measurement results on the
EMO frequencies given in the
EXTENDED
MEASUREMENT
ORDER message, see ref. [12]
for detail.

Radio Measurements

RELEASED

(ref. [12])

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6.22.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


8

Octet 1

Octet 2

SC
USED

DTX
USED

RXLEV carrier 0
RXLEV
carrier 2
(high part)

RXLEV carrier 1
RXLEV carrier 2
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 3
(high part)

RXLEV
carrier 3
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 4

RXLEV carrier 6
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 7
(high part)

RXLEV
carrier 7
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 8

RXLEV carrier 10
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 11
(high part)

RXLEV
carrier 11
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 12

RXLEV carrier 14
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 15
(high part)

RXLEV
carrier 15
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 16

RXLEV carrier 18
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 19
(high part)

RXLEV
carrier 19
(low part)

ED
EVOLIUM

01

RELEASED

Octet 8

Octet 10
Octet 11

Octet 13
Octet 14
Octet 15

RXLEV
carrier 18
(high part)

RXLEV carrier 17

Octet 7

Octet 12
RXLEV
carrier 14
(high part)

RXLEV carrier 13

Octet 5

Octet 9
RXLEV
carrier 10
(high part)

RXLEV carrier 9

Octet 4

Octet 6
RXLEV
carrier 6
(high part)

RXLEV carrier 5

Extended
Measurement
Results

Octet 3

RXLEV carrier 20

Octet 16
Octet 17
Octet 18

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6.22.2 EXTENDED MEASUREMENT RESULTS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the results of the measurements made by the mobile station on the carriers specified in the
EXTENDED MEASUREMENT ORDER.
BIT DESCRIPTION
SC
USED

DTX
USED

RXLEV carrier 0
RXLEV
carrier 2
(high part)

RXLEV carrier 1
RXLEV carrier 2
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 3
(high part)

RXLEV
carrier 3
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 4

RXLEV carrier 6
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 7
(high part)

RXLEV
carrier 7
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 8

RXLEV carrier 10
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 11
(high part)

RXLEV
carrier 11
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 12

RXLEV carrier 14
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 15
(high part)

RXLEV
carrier 15
(low part)

RXLEV carrier 16

RXLEV carrier 18
(low part)
RXLEV
carrier 19
(low part)
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION

EVOLIUM

01

RELEASED

RXLEV carrier 19
(high part)
RXLEV carrier 20

Octet 6

Octet 8
Octet 9

Octet 11
Octet 12
Octet 13

RXLEV
carrier 18
(high part)

RXLEV carrier 17

Octet 5

Octet 10
RXLEV
carrier 14
(high part)

RXLEV carrier 13

Octet 3

Octet 7
RXLEV
carrier 10
(high part)

RXLEV carrier 9

Octet 2

Octet 4
RXLEV
carrier 6
(high part)

RXLEV carrier 5

ED

Octet 1

Octet 14
Octet 15
Octet 16

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SC USED:

The value of the SEQ-CODE in the extended measurement frequency list


information element used for defining the list of frequencies reported on.
Range: 0 to 1.

DTX USED:

This bit indicates whether or not the mobile station used DTX during the
previous measurement period.
Value 1
Value 0

RXLEV carrier 'N':

ED
EVOLIUM

01

:
:

DTX was used


DTX was not used

This field is coded as the binary representation of a value M. M corresponds


according to the mapping defined in TS. 3GPP TS 05.08 to the received
signal strength on carrier N. N is the index to the frequency in the sorted list of
frequencies defined in the EXTENDED MEASUREMENT ORDER message.
The list is sorted in increasing order of ARFCN, except that ARFCN 0, if
included in the EXTENDED MEASUREMENT ORDER, is put in the last
position of the sorted list. If the EXTENDED MEASUREMENT ORDER
contains more than 21 carriers, only the signal strength of the carriers 0-20
shall be measured and reported.

RELEASED

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6.23 GPRS INFORMATION


NAME

GPRS INFORMATION

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

FUNCTION

DIRECTION

44.018

This message is sent in acknowledged mode on the main DCCH in order to carry
GPRS information in a transparent manner between the mobile station and the
network.
From: BSC / MS
To: MS / BSC
INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME

INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
TLLI
LLC PDU

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2
4
2-n
260

M V
M LV
IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

ED
EVOLIUM

01

See ref [43]

RELEASED

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6.23.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

TLLI

TLLI

LLC

Length

PDU

LLC PDU

6.23.2 TEMPORARY LOGICAL LINK IDENTIFIER (TLLI)


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the Temporary Logical Link Identifier of the MS.
BIT DESCRIPTION
The TLLI is encoded as a binary number with a length of 4 octets. Bit 8 of octet 1 is the most
significant bit and bit. Bit 1 of octet 4 is the least significant bit.
8

5
4
TLLI value

1
octet 1

TLLI value (contd)

octet 2

TLLI value (contd)

octet 3

TLLI value (contd)

octet 4

6.23.3 LLC PDU


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Container for the LLC PDU received from the SGSN and sent to the MS, or received from the MS and
sent to the SGSN.
BIT DESCRIPTION
The TLLI is encoded as a binary number with a length of 4 octets. Bit 8 of octet 1 is the most
significant bit and bit. Bit 1 of octet 4 is the least significant bit.
8

ED
EVOLIUM

01

RELEASED

Length

octet 1

LLC PDU

octet 2-n

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6.24 GPRS SUSPENSION REQUEST


NAME

GPRS SUSPENSION REQUEST

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

The MS sends this message to the network to request a suspension of GPRS


services.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BTS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

ED
EVOLIUM

01

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

Header
TLLI
MV
Routing Area Identification
MV
Suspension cause
MV
Service Support
O TV
Not used
IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH (byte)

NORMAL SITUATION
FOLLOWING
EVENT

TYPE

ABNORMAL SITUATION

2
4
6
1
2
13

TIMER

The BSC sends the MSSUSPEND message to the MFS.

Radio and Link Establishment


(ref. [2])
FBS GPRS - MFS-BSC interface - BSCGP layer (ref. [32])
FBS GPRS - Gb interface - BSSGP layer
(ref. [33])

RELEASED

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6.24.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


8

Octet 1

Octet 2

TLLI octet 1
TLLI octet 2

Octet 3
Octet 4

TLLI octet 3

Octet 5

TLLI octet 4

Octet 6

RAI octet 1
RAI octet 2

Octet 7
Octet 8

Routing Area

RAI octet 3

Octet 9

Identification

RAI octet 4

Octet 10

RAI octet 5

Octet 11

RAI octet 6

Octet 12

TLLI

Suspension
cause

Octet 13

6.24.2 TEMPORARY LOGICAL LINK IDENTIFIER (TLLI)


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the Temporary Logical Link Identifier of the MS.
BIT DESCRIPTION
The TLLI is encoded as a binary number with a length of 4 octets. Bit 8 of octet 1 is the most
significant bit and bit. Bit 1 of octet 4 is the least significant bit.
8

ED
EVOLIUM

01

RELEASED

5
4
TLLI value

1
octet 1

TLLI value (contd)

octet 2

TLLI value (contd)

octet 3

TLLI value (contd)

octet 4

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6.24.3 ROUTING AREA IDENTIFICATION (RAI)


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide an unambiguous identification of routing areas within the GPRS coverage area.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

MCC digit 2

MCC digit 1

octet 1

MNC digit 3

MCC digit 3

octet 2

MNC digit 2

MNC digit 1

octet 3

LAC

octet 4

LAC cont'd

octet 5

RAC

octet 6

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


MCC (Mobile country code):

The MCC field is coded as in ITU-T Rec. E212, Annex A.

MNC (Mobile network code):

3 digits MNC is supported. Note that in case where only two digits
MNC is used, the field MNC Digit 3 shall be filled in with 1111.

LAC (Location area code):

Bit 8 of octet 4 is the most significant bit and bit 1 of octet 5 the least
significant bit.

RAC (Routing area code):

Bit 8 of octet 6 is the most significant. Coding using full hexadecimal

6.24.4 SUSPENSION CAUSE


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the reason for the GPRS suspension.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Suspension cause value

1
octet 1

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Suspension cause value:
Bits

87654321
00000000
00000001
00000010
00000011

ED
EVOLIUM

01

Emergency call, mobile originating call or call reestablishment


Location Area Update
MO Short message service
Other procedure which can be completed with an

RELEASED

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00000100

SDCCH
MO Voice broadcast or group call

00000101
00000110

Mobile terminating CS connection


DTM not supported in the cell

Not supported by the


Alcatel BSS
Not supported by the
Alcatel BSS

All other cause values shall be treated as 0000


0000

ED
EVOLIUM

01

RELEASED

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6.25 HANDOVER ACCESS


-

NAME

HANDOVER ACCESS

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent in random mode on the main DCCH during a Handover
procedure. It does not follow the basic format.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BTS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

Unformatted
8 bit field

Handover reference

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

FOLLOWING
EVENT

TIMER
T3106
T3105

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

Internal Channel Changes


External Channel Changes

(ref. [6])
(ref. [7])

6.25.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Handover reference value


Handover reference value:

ED
EVOLIUM

01

RELEASED

Range 0 to 255
Range 0 to 127

Defined in GSM
Alcatel Implementation

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6.26 HANDOVER COMMAND


NAME
INTERFACE
CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF
FUNCTION
DIRECTION

IE.
LIST

FOLLOWING
EVENT

ED
EVOLIUM

01

RADIO
SDCCH/FACCH

HANDOVER COMMAND
ABIS
BTS Transparent

44.018
This message is sent on the main DCCH by the network to the MS to change the
dedicated channel configuration.
From: BSC
To: MS
INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME
TYPE
COMMENT LENGTH
(byte)
Header
2
Cell Description
M V
(10)
2
Description of the 1st Channel, after time
M V
3
Handover Reference
M V
1
Power Command and access type
M V
1
Synchronization Indication
O TV
(4)
1
Frequency Short List, after time
C TV
(1)
10
Frequency List, after time
C TLV (1)
4-131
Cell Channel Description
C TV
(5)
17
Description of the multislot configuration
C TLV
3-12
Mode of the 1st Channel (Channel Set 1)
O TV
(3)
2
Mode of Channel Set 2
O TV
Not used
2
Mode of Channel Set 3
O TV
Not used
2
Mode of Channel Set 4
O TV
Not used
2
Mode of Channel Set 5
O TV
Not used
2
Mode of Channel Set 6
O TV
Not used
2
Mode of Channel Set 7
O TV
Not used
2
Mode of Channel Set 8
O TV
Not used
2
Description of the 2nd Channel, after time
O TV
Not used
4
Mode of the 2nd Channel
O TV
Not used
2
Frequency Channel Sequence, after time
C TV
(6)
10
Mobile Allocation,after time
CTLV (7)
3-10
Starting time
O TV
3
Not used
Real Time Difference
C TLV Not used
3
Timing Advance
C TV
2
Not Used
Frequency Short List, before time
C TV
Not Used
10
Frequency List, before time
C TLV Not Used
4-131
Description of the 1st Channel, before time
O TV
Not Used
4
Channel Description, 2nd channel before
O TV
Not Used
4
time
C TV
Not Used
10
Frequency Channel Sequence, before time
C TLV Not Used
3-10
Mobile Allocation, before time
O TV
1
(2)
Cipher Mode Setting
O TLV Not Used
3
VGCS target mode Indication
O TLV (9)
4-8
MultiRate configuration
O TLV Not Used
6-34
Dynamic ARFCN Mapping
O TLV Not Used
3-15
VGCS Ciphering Parameters
O TV
2
Not Used
Dedicated Service Information
IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH
(8)
NORMAL SITUATION
Access on new channel

RELEASED

ABNORMAL SITUATION
No access

TIMER
T8

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SPECIF
DOC. REF.

ED
EVOLIUM

01

RELEASED

Internal Channel Changes


External Channel Changes

(ref. [6])
(ref. [7])

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(1) Used in the two following cases: i) Used for Phase 2 biband MS when the assigned channel is
hopping in the P-GSM band if it is the shortest way to encode the hopping frequencies or ii) used
for any MS when the assigned channel is hopping in the E-GSM (and not P-GSM), GSM850,
DCS1800 or DCS1900 band if it is the shortest way to encode the hopping frequencies.
(2) Internal handover: Sent only if cipher algorithm is changed in a phase 2 MS.
External handover:
- Phase 1 MSs: never sent
- Phase 2 MSs:
- if chosen encryption is the same as the one used on the old channel (*): not sent
- Otherwise (chosen encryption is different or not known) : sent.
(*)Note: This information is given in the OIE chosen encryption algorithm (serving) sent by the
MSC in HO_REQUEST.
(3) Always included, although optional.
(4) Phase 2 MS: Only included in case of synchronous handover,
Phase 1 MS: Always included as required in GSM ETR 09.94.
(5) Used for Phase 1 monoband P-GSM MS or for Phase 2 monoband P-GSM or for Phase 2
monoband E-GSM MS when the assigned channel is hopping in the P-GSM band and the
Frequency Channel Sequence, after time IE cannot encode all the hopping frequencies.
(6) Used in the two following cases: i) Used for Phase 1 monoband P-GSM MS or for Phase 2
monoband P-GSM or for Phase 2 monoband E-GSM MS when the assigned channel is hopping in
the P-GSM band and this IE can encode all the hopping frequencies or ii) used for Phase 2 biband
MS when the assigned channel is hopping in the P-GSM band if it is the shortest way to encode
the hopping frequencies.
(7) Used for Phase 1 monoband P-GSM MS or for Phase 2 monoband P-GSM or for Phase 2
monoband E-GSM MS when the assigned channel is hopping in the P-GSM band and the Cell
Channel Description IE is used.
(8) The length depends on the type of target channel, on the maximum number of frequencies
(64 frequencies) and of the MS type:

MS band capability

PGSM

DCS1800 or DCS1800-GSM850 or
DCS1800-GSM900
DCS1900 or DCS1900-GSM850
E-GSM, GSM850, GSM850-DCS1800,
or GSM850-DCS1900

Frequency
band of the
allocated radio
resource
P-GSM

Max. length of the


Assignment Command
message

Comments

50

With
Cell
Channel
Description
+
Mobile
Allocation

DCS1800

67

With Range_512

DCS1900
GSM850

67
41

With Range_512
With variable bitmap

(9) This field is only included for calls established with AMR codec.
(10)The target cell belongs to either an own PLMN or to a foreign PLMN.

ED
EVOLIUM

01

RELEASED

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6.26.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


6.26.1.1 Assigned channel in the P-GSM band
6.26.1.1.1 Phase 1 monoband P-GSM MS
The assigned channel is assumed hopping on more than one frequency in the P-GSM band.
a) Case the Frequency Channel Sequence, after timer IE is used
8

BCCH ARFCN
(High Part)

Cell
Description

NCC

BCC

BCCH ARFCN (Low part)


Channel type and TDMA offset

TN

H=1->

MAIO (high part)

TSC
Channel

H=0->

Description

spare

MAIO low part

ARFCN (Hpart)

HSN
A R F C N (low part)

Handover reference

HANDOVER REFERENCE

Power Command

ATC

Power level

Sync. Ind.

NCI

ROT

Channel

Mode

SI

optional
optional

Mode
0

Frequency

Channel

Lowest ARFCN
inc skip of ARFCN 1

inc skip of ARFCN 2

inc skip of ARFCN 15

inc skip of ARFCN 16

optional

Sequence

Cipher Mode Setting

ED
EVOLIUM

01

RELEASED

Algorithm identifier

SC

optional

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Or
b) Case the Cell Channel Description IE is used

Cell

BCCH ARFCN
(High Part)

NCC

Description

BCC

BCCH ARFCN (Low part)


Channel type and TDMA offset

TN

H=1->

MAIO (high part)

TSC
Channel

H=0->

Description

spare

MAIO low part

ARFCN (Hpart)

HSN
A R F C N (low part)

Handover reference

HANDOVER REFERENCE

Power Command

ATC

Sync. Ind.

NCI

ROT

123

122

121

0
0
FORMAT-ID
Cell Channel
Description
120

008
0

Channel

007
1

006
1

Power level

124
CA
ARFCN
CA ARFCN
.........................
...........
CA ARFCN
005
004
0
0

Mode

SI

optional

113

003
0

002
1

001
1

Optional
17 octets

optional

Mode
0

Length (value 8)

Mobile
Allocation

MA
C
8n

MA
C
8n-1

MA
C
8n-7
Conditional
3-10 octets

Cipher Mode Setting

ED
EVOLIUM

01

MA
C
8
1

RELEASED

Algorithm identifier

MA
C
1
SC

optional

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6.26.1.1.2 Phase 2 monoband P-GSM or E-GSM MS


The assigned channel is assumed hopping on more than one frequency in the P-GSM band.
a) Case the Frequency Channel Sequence, after timer IE is used

Cell

BCCH ARFCN
(High Part)

NCC

Description

BCC

BCCH ARFCN (Low part)


Channel type and TDMA offset

Description of the first


channel, after time

TN

H=1->

MAIO (high part)

TSC
H=0->

spare

MAIO low part

ARFCN (Hpart)

HSN
A R F C N (low part)

Handover reference

HANDOVER REFERENCE

Power Command and


Access type
Sync. Ind.

ATC

Description of the
multislot
configuration

Mode of the First


Channel (Channel
Set 1)

EPC
mode
1

FPC_E
PC
0

0
ext
1
ext
0

DA
7
UA
7
1

DA
6
UA
6
1

Cipher Mode Setting

MultiRate
configuration
(Note)

NCI

ROT

0
Length
DA
DA
5
4
UA
UA
5
4
0
0

SI

optional

DA
3
UA
3
0

DA
2
UA
2
1

DA
1
UA
1
1

Optional

optional

Mode
0

Frequency Channel
Sequence, after time

Power level

1
Lowest ARFCN

inc skip of ARFCN 1

inc skip of ARFCN 2

inc skip of ARFCN 15

inc skip of ARFCN 16

Algorithm identifier
0

optional

SC
1

Length (value 6 )
Multirate speech version

NSCB

ICMI

optional

optional
spare

Start mode

Parameters for MultiRate speech (1-5 octets)

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Or

This field is only included for calls established with AMR codec.

b) Case the Cell Channel Description IE is used


8
7
0
0
0
0
BCCH ARFCN
(High Part)

Cell
Description

6
0
1

5
0
0
NCC

4
0
1

3
1
0

BCCH ARFCN (Low part)


Channel type and TDMA offset

Description of the first


channel, after time

TSC

H=1->
H=0->

2
1
1
BCC

1
0
1

TN

MAIO (high part)


spare
ARFCN (Hpart)
HSN

MAIO low part

A R F C N (low part)
Handover reference
Power Command and
Access type
Sync. Ind.

HANDOVER REFERENCE
ATC
1

EPC
mode
1

FPC_E
PC
0

NCI

ROT

123

122

121

0
0
FORMAT-ID
Cell Channel
Description
120

Description of the
multislot configuration

Mode of the First


Channel (Channel
Set 1)

008
0

007
0

006
0

0
ext
1
ext
0

DA
7
UA
7
1

DA
6
UA
6
1

124
CA
ARFCN
CA ARFCN
.........................
...........
CA ARFCN
005
004
1
0
Length
DA
DA
5
4
UA
UA
5
4
0
0

SI

optional

113

003
0

002
0

001
0

DA
3
UA
3
0

DA
2
UA
2
1

DA
1
UA
1
1

Optional
17 octets

Optional

optional

Mode
0

Mobile Allocation,
after time

Power level

Length (value 8)
MA
C
8n

MA
C
8n-1

MA
C
8n-7
Conditional
3-10 octets

MA
C
8

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MultiRate
configuration
(Note)

Algorithm identifier
0

SC
1

Length (value 6)
Multirate speech version

NSCB

ICMI

optional

optional
spare

Start mode

Parameters for MultiRate speech (1-5 octets)

Note:

This field is only included for calls established with AMR codec.

6.26.1.1.3 Phase 2 biband MS

For phase 2 iband MS the shortest frequency encoding IE will always be used. The choice will be
made between the following CIEs:
- Frequency Channel Sequence, after time (as in section 6.26.1.1.2),
- "Frequency Short List, after time" (as in section 6.26.1.2),
- "Frequency List, after time" (as in section 6.26.1.2).

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6.26.1.2 Assigned channel in the E-GSM, GSM850, DCS1800 or DCS1900 band


The assigned channel is assumed hopping on more than one frequency in the E-GSM, GSM850,
DCS1800, DCS1900 band.
a) Case the Frequency Short List IE is used
8

0
0
0
0
BCCH ARFCN
(High Part)

Cell
Description

MAIO low part

Frequency Short
List ,after time

(10 octets)

Description of the
multislot
configuration

Cipher Mode Setting


MultiRate
configuration
(Note 2)

0
1

0
0
NCC

0
1

1
0

1
1
BCC

0
1

BCCH ARFCN (Low part)


Channel type and TDMA offset
TN
TSC
H=1->
MAIO (high part)
H=0->
spare
ARFCN (Hpart)

Description of the first


channel, after time

Handover reference
Power Command and
Access type
Sync. Ind.

ATC

EPC
mode
1
1
0
0
1
0
FORMAT-ID

HSN
A R F C N (low part)
HANDOVER REFERENCE
FPC_E
Power level
PC
0
1
NCI
ROT
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
FORMAT-ID
(continued) Note 1

SI

ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)


ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFC
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
N
(low)
7
..
..
..
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
Length
0
DA
DA
DA
DA
DA
DA
DA
ext
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1
UA
UA
UA
UA
UA
UA
UA
ext
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1
0
0
1
Algorithm identifier
SC
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
Length (value 6 )
Multirate speech version

NSCB

ICMI

optional

0
ORIGARFCN
high
optional

Optional

optional
optional

spare

Start mode

Parameters for MultiRate speech (1-5 octets)


Note 1: 0 x x:
Range 1024 format;
1 0 0:
Range 512 format;
1 0 1:
Range 256 format;
1 1 0:
Range 128 format;
1 1 1:
Variable bit map.

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Or
b) Case the Frequency List IE is used
8

BCCH ARFCN
(High Part)

Cell
Description

NCC

BCC

BCCH ARFCN (Low part)


Channel type and TDMA offset
TSC

Description of the first


channel, after time

TN

H=1->

MAIO (high part)

H=0->

spare

MAIO low part

ARFCN (Hpart)

HSN
A R F C N (low part)

Handover reference
Power Command and
Access type
Sync. Ind.

HANDOVER REFERENCE
ATC
1

EPC
mode
1

FPC_E
PC
0

Power level
1

NCI

ROT

01

01

10

SI
01

optional
10

Length of frequency list contents


1
0
FORMAT-ID

1
1
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

Frequency
List ,after time

Note 1

Description of the

ORIGARFCN
high
optional

ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN


ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
(low)
..
..

RRFC
N
7
..

RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN


8k-40
8k-39
8k-38
8k-37
8k-36
8k-35
8k-34

RRFC
N
8k-33
0

multislot

Length

configuration

Cipher Mode Setting

MultiRate
configuration
(Note)

0
ext
1
ext
1

DA
7
UA
7
0

DA
6
UA
6
0

DA
5
UA
5
1

DA
DA
DA
4
3
2
UA
UA
UA
4
3
2
Algorithm identifier

DA
1
UA
1
SC

NSCB

ICMI

optional

Length (value 6 )
Multirate speech version

Optional

optional
spare

Start mode

Parameters for MultiRate speech (1-5 octets)

Notes :
1) k indicates the octet number of the I.E. Frequency List, after time. k 131.2)
2) This field is only included for calls established with AMR codec.
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6.26.2 CELL DESCRIPTION


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide a minimum description of a cell, to allow the MS to use its pre knowledge about
synchronization.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

7
BCCH
ARFCN
(High Part)

NCC

BCC

BCCH ARFCN (Low part)


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
BCCH
ARFCN

The BCCH ARFCN number field is coded as the binary representation of the BCCH
carriers absolute RF channel number.
(value 0 to 1023)
PLMN Colour Code (The NCC field is coded as a binary
representation of the
PLMN colour code)
BS Colour Code (The BCC field is coded as a binary representation of the BS colour
code)

NCC
BCC

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


NCC, BCC

BCCH Carrier :

defined during BSC configuration (NCC+BCC defines the BSIC)


depends on where is located the BCCH ARFCN Number

All this information is given to the BSC by O&M and is transparent to the BTS.

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6.26.3 Channel Description / CHANNEL DESCRIPTION - Phase 1


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide a description of an allocatable channel together with its SACCH.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Channel type and TDMA offset

TN

H=1->

MAIO (high part)

1
2

TSC
H=0->

MAIO low part

spare
HSN
A R F C N (low part)

ARFCN (Hpart)
3

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 1
Channel type and TDMA offset.
Bits 8 7 6 5 4
0 0 0 0 1
TCH/F + ACCHs
0 0 0 1 T
TCH/H + ACCHs
0 0 1 T T
SDCCH/4 + SACCH/C4 or CBCH (SDCCH/4)
0 1 T T T
SDCCH/8 + SACCH/C8 or CBCH (SDCCH/8)
all other values are reserved.
T bit indicates the Subchannel Number.
TN : Time slot (0 to 7)
Octets 2 and 3:
TSC : Training Sequence Code (0 to 7)
H

: "0" Single RF channel


"1" RF hopping channel

Channel selector:
H = "0":
The channel selector field consists of the absolute RF channel number.
Bits 4 3
0 0 spare
ARFCN:
Octet2
Octet 3

Bits 2,1
High part of ARFCN
Bits 8 to 1 ARFCN low part

The ARFCN is coded as the binary representation of the absolute RF channel


Number.
Range
0 to 1023.
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H = "1":

The channel selector field consists of the mobile allocation index offset, MAIO, and the
hopping sequence number, HSN.

MAIO:
Octet 2
Octet 3

Bits 4 to 1 High part


Bits 8 to 7 Low part

HSN (Octet 3, Bits 1 to 6):


Value 0 to 63.
The HSN field is coded as the binary representation of the hopping sequence number.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This parameter is transparent for the BTS when received.
At the BSC site, the BSC has to provide the following information:

Channel type and TDMA offset and TN depends of the resource to be allocated by the
resource manager.

H: fixed value according if hopping is used or not (this information has to be provided by O&M).

Channel selector.

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6.26.4 Description of the first channel, after time / CHANNEL DESCRIPTION 2 - Phase 2
TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide a description of an allocatable channel together with its SACCH.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Channel type and TDMA offset

TN

H=1->

MAIO (high part)

1
2

TSC
H=0->

MAIO low part

spare
HSN
A R F C N (low part)

ARFCN (Hpart)
3

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 1
Channel type and TDMA offset.
Bits
8 7 6 5 4
0 0 0 0 0
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the timeslot indicated by TN,
and additional bidirectional or undirectional TCH/Fs and SACCH/Ms
according to the multislot allocation information element
0 0 0 0 1
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/F
0 0 0 1 T
TCH/H + ACCHs
0 0 1 T T
SDCCH/4 + SACCH/C4 or CBCH (SDCCH/4)
0 1 T T T
SDCCH/8 + SACCH/C8 or CBCH (SDCCH/8)
In the description below "n" is the timeslot number indicated by TN. The description is
valid only if all the indicated timeslot numbers are in the rang 0 to 7.
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the time slot indicated by TN,
10XXX
and additional bidirectional TCH/Fs and SACCH/Ms at other
timeslots according to the following:
X X X:
0 0 0 no additional timeslots
0 0 1 at timeslot n-1
0 1 0 at timeslot n+1, n-1
0 1 1 at timeslot n+1, n-1 and n-2
1 0 0 at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, and n-3
1 0 1 at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, n-3 and n-4
1 1 0 at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, n-3, n-4 and n-5
1 1 1 at timeslot n+1, n-1, n-2, n-3, n-4, n-5 and n-6
11001
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the time slot indicated by TN
to
and additiona unidirectional TCH/FDs and SACCH/MDs at other
11011
timeslots according to the following:
11001
at timeslot n-1
11010
at timeslot n+1, n-1
11011
at timeslot n+1, n-1 and n-2
11110
TCH/F + FACCH/F and SACCH/M at the time slot indicated by TN
and additional bidirectional TCH/F and SACCH/M at timeslot n+1 and
unidirectional TCH/FD and SACCH/MD at timeslot n-1
All other values are reserved.
T bit indicates the Subchannel Number
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TN : Time slot (0 to 7)
Octets 2 and 3:
TSC : Training Sequence Code (0 to 7)
H

: "0" Single RF channel


"1" RF hopping channel

Channel selector:
H = "0":
The channel selector field consists of the absolute RF channel number.
Bits 4 3
0 0 spare
ARFCN:
Octet 2
Octet 3

Bits 2,1
Bits 8 to 1

High part of ARFCN


ARFCN low part

The ARFCN is coded as the binary representation of the absolute RF channel


Number.
Range
0 to 1023.
H = "1":

The channel selector field consists of the mobile allocation index offset, MAIO, and the
hopping sequence number, HSN.

MAIO:
Octet 2
Octet 3

Bits 4 to 1 High part


Bits 8 to 7 Low part

HSN (Octet 3, Bits 1 to 6):


Value 0 to 63.
The HSN field is coded as the binary representation of the hopping sequence number.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
This parameter is transparent for the BTS when received.
At the BSC site, the BSC has to provide the following information:

Channel type and TDMA offset and TN depends of the resource to be allocated by the
resource manager.

H: fixed value according if hopping is used or not (this information has to be provided by O&M).

Channel selector.

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6.26.5 HANDOVER REFERENCE


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide an Handover reference value used for access identification.

BIT DESCRIPTION

HANDOVER REF. VALUE


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Handover reference value:

Range 0 to 255
Range 0 to 127

Defined in GSM
Alcatel Implementation.

Binary coding.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
The old BSC is transparent on this parameter (this information is given to the old BSC by MSC in the
Handover Command message). This reference has been allocated by the new BSC during Handover
initialisation (refer to Handover Request Ack message).

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6.26.6 POWER COMMAND AND ACCESS TYPE


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the power level for the Mobile Station
BIT DESCRIPTION

ATC

EPC
mode

FPC_
EPC

Power level

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


ATC (Access Type Control)
0
Sending of Handover access is mandatory
1
Sending of Handover access is optional

supported.
not supported.

EPC_mode
The EPC mode field indicates whether the assigned channel(s) shall be in enhanced power control
(EPC) mode. It is only valid for channels on which EPC may be used. It is coded as follows:
0
Channel(s) not in EPC mode
1
Channel(s) in EPC mode, not used
FPC_EPC
The FPC_EPC field (octet 2) has different interpretation depending on the channel mode of the
assigned channed(s) and the value of the EPC mode field.
If the channel mode is such that fast power control (FPC) may be used, the FPC_EPC field indicates
whether Fast Measurement Reporting and Power Control mechanism is used. It is coded as follows:
0
FPC not in use
1
FPC in use, not used
If the channel mode is such that EPC may be used and the EPC mode field indicates that the channel
is in EPC mode, the FPC_EPC field indicates whether EPC shall be used for uplink power control. It is
coded as follows:
0
EPC not in use for uplink power control, not used
1
EPC in use for uplink power control, not used
Power level

:
binary representation of the power control level
(0 to 31)

GSM phase 1
Power Control
level
Peak power
43 dBm
41 dBm
39 dBm
37 dBm
35 dBm
33 dBm

0
1
2
3
4
5
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Binary value
0
1
2
3
4
5

Peak power
30 dBm
28 dBm
26 dBm
24 dBm
22 dBm
20 dBm

Binary value
0
1
2
3
4
5

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6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

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31 dBm
29 dBm
27 dBm
25 dBm
23 dBm
21 dBm
19 dBm
17 dBm
15 dBm
13 dBm

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7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

18 dBm
16 dBm
14 dBm
12 dBm
10 dBm
8 dBm
6 dBm
4 dBm

6
7
8
9
10
11 (note 1)
12 (note 1)
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GSM phase 2
Power Control
level
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Power Control
level
30
31
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

GSM-900
DCS-1800
Peak power Binary value Peak power Binary value
30 dBm
0
28 dBm
1
39 dBm
2
26 dBm
2
37 dBm
3
24 dBm
3
35 dBm
4
22 dBm
4
33 dBm
5
20 dBm
5
31 dBm
6
18 dBm
6
29 dBm
7
16 dBm
7
27 dBm
8
14 dBm
8
25 dBm
9
12 dBm
9
23 dBm
10
10 dBm
10
21 dBm
11
8 dBm
11
19 dBm
12
6 dBm
12
17 dBm
13
4 dBm
13
15 dBm
14
2 dBm
14
13 dBm
15
0 dBm
15
11 dBm
16
9 dBm
17
7 dBm
18
5 dBm
19

GSM-850
Peak Power Binary value
39 dBm
2
37 dBm
3
35 dBm
4
33 dBm
5
31 dBm
6
29 dBm
7
27 dBm
8
25 dBm
9
23 dBm
10
21 dBm
11
19 dBm
12
17 dBm
13
15 dBm
14
13 dBm
15
11 dBm
16
9 dBm
17
7 dBm
18
5 dBm
19

DCS-1900
Peak power
33dBm
32dBm
30dBm
28dBm
26 dBm
24 dBm
22 dBm
20 dBm
18 dBm
16 dBm
14 dBm
12 dBm
10 dBm
08 dBm
06 dBm
04 dBm
02 dBm
0 dBm

Note 1: These power control levels are not authorised for MS DCS-1800 class 1. They are only used by
the MS class 2.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
The parameter is transparent for the BTS. At the BSC site, this parameter is given to the mobile
station according to the classmark information received from the MS.

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6.26.7 SYNCHRONIZATION INDICATION


TYPE: O
DEFINITION
To indicate whether the new cell is synchronised with the old cell or not.

BIT DESCRIPTION

SI

Phase 1

bits 2, 3, 4 are spare bits.


8

NCI

ROT

SI

Phase 2

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Phase 1
Si Value

Phase 2
SI Value

"0"
"1"

"0 0"
"0 1"
"1 0"
"1 1"

Synchronised

Non synchronised (default value)


Synchronised
Pre-Synchronised
Pseudo-Synchronised

not supported
not supported

ROT

Report Observed Time difference


"0"
Time difference IE shall not be included in the HANDOVER
COMPLETE message.
"1"
Time difference IE shall be included in the HANDOVER
COMPLETE message.

NCI

Normal Cell Indication


"0"
Out of range timing advance is ignored (default value).
"1"
Out of range timing advance triggers a handover failure
procedure.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The fact that Cells are synchronised or not synchronised is operator dependent. The parameter is
optional but required for the Alcatel BSS implementation (O&M choice), the value non synchronised is
the default value.

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6.26.8 FREQUENCY SHORT LIST


TYPE: C
DEFINITION
To provide the absolute radio frequency channel numbers used in a cell (fixed length
frequency list).

BIT DESCRIPTION
Range 1024 format

supported

W(1)
(high part)

1
0
FORMAT-ID

0
FORMID
W(1) (low part)

F0

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 9 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 8 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 7 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 6 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 10-k bits

Range

512 format

supported

ORIGARFCN

1
0
FORMAT-ID

ORIGARFCN
(low)
W(1) (low part)

0
0
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
W(1) (high part)

W(2) (high part)

3
4

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 8 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 7 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 6 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 5 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 9-k bits

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Range

256 format

supported

ORIGARFCN

1
0
FORMAT-ID

ORIGARFCN
(low)
W(1)
(low
part)

0
1
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
W(1) (high part)

3
4

W(2)

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 7 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 6 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 5 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 4 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 8-k bits
Range

128 format

supported

ORIGARFCN

1
0
FORMAT-ID

ORIGARFCN
(low)

1
0
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
W(1)

3
4

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 6 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 5 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 4 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 3 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 7-k bits

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Variable bit map format

supported

1
0
FORMAT-ID

1
1
ORIGFORMAT-ID
ARFCN
(continued)
high
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(low)
:
:
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55

3
4

10

Bits 5 and 6 are spare bits in octet 2.

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID
F0

: Format identifier.
: Frequency 0 indicator. Coded 0 if ARFCN 0 is not a member of the set. Coded 1 if
ARFCN 0 is a member of the set.

ORIG-ARFCN : This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.
RRFCN N: Relative radio frequency channel number N
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = (ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '1'.
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = (ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 not belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '0'.
W

: Each non null W(k) allows to compute, together with some previous W(i) the ARFCN
F(k) of a frequency in the set (see 3GPP TS 44.018 for computation formulas).

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.26.9 FREQUENCY LIST


TYPE: C
DEFINITION
To provide the absolute radio frequency channel numbers used in a cell.

BIT DESCRIPTION

Bit map 0 format

supported but not used

Length of frequency list contents =16

0
0
0
0
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
FORMAT-ID
124
123
122
121
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
120
119
118
117
116
115
114
113
:
:
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
008
007
006
005
004
003
002
001

Range 1024 format

18

supported

Length of frequency list contents


1
0
FORMAT-ID

0
FORMID
W(1) (low part)

F0

1
2

W(1)
(high part)

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 9 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 8 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 7 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 6 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 10-k bits when present

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Range

512 format

supported

Length of frequency list contents


1
0
FORMAT-ID

0
0
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

ORIGARFCN
(low)
W(1) (low part)

ORIGARFCN

W(1) (high part)

W(2) (high part)

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 8 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 7 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 6 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 5 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 9-k bits when present

Range

256 format

supported

Length of frequency list contents


1
0
FORMAT-ID

ORIGARFCN
(low)
W(1)
(low
part)

1
2

0
1
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
W(1) (high part)

ORIGARFCN

W(2)

4
5

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 7 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 6 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 5 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 4 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 8-k bits when present

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Range

128 format

supported

Length of frequency list contents


1
0
FORMAT-ID

1
0
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

ORIGARFCN
(low)

ORIGARFCN

W(1)

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 6 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 5 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 4 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 3 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 7-k bits when present

Variable bit map format


8
0

7
0

1
0
FORMAT-ID

ORIGARFC
N
low

RRFC
N
8k-40

supported
6
0

5
4
3
0
0
1
Length of frequency list contents
0
0
1
1
spare
spare
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

2
0

1
1

ORIGARFCN
high

1
2
3
4
5

RRFCN
1

RRFCN
2

RRFCN
3

RRFCN
4

RRFCN
5

RRFCN
6

RRFCN
7

RRFCN
8k-39

RRFCN
8k-38

RRFCN
8k-37

RRFCN
8k-36

RRFCN
8k-35

RRFCN
8k-34

RRFCN
8k-33

k indicates the octet number of the I.E. k 131.

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SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Bits 5 and 6 are spare bits in octet 3.
FORMAT-ID
F0

: Format identifier.

: Frequency 0 indicator. Coded 0 if ARFCN 0 is not a member of the set. Coded 1 if ARFCN
0 is a member of the set.

ORIG-ARFCN

: This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.

RRFCN N : Relative radio frequency channel number N


- For an RF channel with ARFCN = ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '1'.
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = (ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 not belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '0'.
W

: Each non null W(k) allows to compute, together with some previous W(i) the ARFCN F(k) of
a frequency in the set (see 3GPP TS 44.018 for computation formulas).

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.26.10 CELL CHANNEL DESCRIPTION


TYPE: C
DEFINITION
To provide the reference frequency list to be used to decode the mobile allocation information
element.
BIT DESCRIPTION
Bitmap 0 format
8

CA ARFCN

FORMAT-ID

124

122

CA ARFCN
.........................
...........

120

008

123

007

006

CA ARFCN
005
004

1
2

121
3
113
17

003

002

001

Bits 5 and 6 are spare bits in octet 2.

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier

Only bitmap 0 Format is supported.

CA ARFCN N : Cell Allocation Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number N


CA ARFCN N : "0" not belonging to the cell allocation
"1" belonging to the cell allocation

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


Format-ID: Fixed value = 00.
CA ARFCN N : Value stored in BSC and updated according to system reconfigurations.
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6.26.11 MULTISLOT ALLOCATION


TYPE: C
DEFINITION
To provide a description of which channels are used in downlink and uplink respectively, in a multislot
configuration.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length = 1

1
2

1
ext

DA
7

DA
6

DA
5

DA
4

DA
3

DA
2

DA
1

Or

Length = 2
0
ext
1
ext

DA
7
UA
7

DA
6
UA
6

DA
5
UA
5

1
2

DA
4
UA
4

DA
3
UA
3

DA
2
UA
2

DA
1
UA
1

3
3a

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 3
DA 1-7:

Indicates additional downlink channel allocation.If bit DA n is set to "1" this indicates that
timeslot TN = (n + TNm)mod8 is assigned. If bit DA n is set to "0" the corresponding
timeslot is not assigned. TNm is the timeslot number of the main link.

Octet 3a
UA 1-7:

Indicates additional uplink channel allocation.If bit UA n is set to "1" this indicates that
timeslot TN = (n + TNm)mod8 is assigned. If bit UA n is set to "0" the corresponding
timeslot is not assigned. TNm is the timeslot number of the main link.

Note:

If octet 3a is not included the timeslots indicated by octet 3 are allocated in both downlink
and uplink direction

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The BSC has to provide the information: DA 1-7. The BSC can provide optionally the information: UA
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6.26.12 CHANNEL MODE


TYPE: O

DEFINITION
The channel mode information element gives the mode of encoding, decoding and transcoding.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

mode
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
The mode field is encoded as follows:
Bits

87654321
00000000
00000001
00100001
01000001
10000001
10000010
10000011
01100001
01100010
01100100
01100111
01100101
01100110
00100111
01100011
01000011
00001111
00000011
00001011
00010011

signaling only
speech (full rate or half rate version 1)
speech (full rate or half rate version 2)
speech (full rate or half rate version 3)
speech (full rate or half rate version 4)
speech (full rate or half rate version 5)
speech (full rate or half rate version 6)
data, 43.5 kbit/s (downlink)+14.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 29.0 kbit/s (downlink)+14.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 43.5 kbit/s (downlink)+29.0 kbps (uplink)
data, 14.5 kbit/s (downlink)+43.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 14.5 kbit/s (downlink)+29.0 kbps (uplink)
data, 29.0 kbit/s (downlink)+43.5 kbps (uplink)
data, 43.5 kbit/s radio interface rate
data, 32.0 kbit/s radio interface rate
data, 29.0 kbit/s radio interface rate
data 14.5 kbit/s radio interface rate
data 12 kbit/s radio interface rate
data 6 kbit/s radio interface rate
data 3.6 kbit/s radio interface rate
All other values are reserved and not supported.

not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported
not supported

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This parameter is deduced from the A interface Channel type Info element.
Data rates received on the A interface which are lower than 2.4 kbit/s are mapped onto the "data 3.6
kbit/s radio interface rate" in this element.

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6.26.13 FREQUENCY CHANNEL SEQUENCE


TYPE: C

DEFINITION
To provide the absolute radio frequency channel numbers used in the Mobile Hopping Sequence. This
parameter will be always used instead of Mobile Allocation, and cell channel description elements
(primary band of GSM900).

BIT DESCRIPTION

Lowest ARFCN
inc skip of ARFCN 1

inc skip of ARFCN 2

:
10

:
inc skip of ARFCN 15

inc skip of ARFCN 16

Bit 8 of octet 2 is spare.


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Lowest ARFCN: Value x: 1 to 124
this field is coded as the binary representation of the lowest absolute RF channel, appearing in
the sequence of channels used in frequency hopping.
inc skip of ARFCN n:
this field is coded as the binary representation of the Increment of preceding absolute RF
channel number appearing in the sequence of channels used in the frequency hopping n =
1,...,16.
Range: 0 to 15
The value 0 means a increment of 15, but the concerned channel is not used and the next field (i.e.
Increment skip ARFCN N+1) if present must be added to the increment to determine the next absolute
RF channel number.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
Same as Mobile Allocation and cell channel description. Stored and updated during system
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6.26.14 MOBILE ALLOCATION, after time


TYPE C
DEFINITION
To provide the part of the RF channels belonging to the cell allocation which is used in the Mobile
Station hopping sequence (primary band in GSM900).
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

length of Mobile allocation contents


(value 8 )
MA
C
8n
:

MA
C
8n-1

MA
C
8n-7
:

MA
C
008

MA
C
001

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


MA length depends on the relative frequency span of the frequencies in the cell allocation frequency
list.
MA Ci:
Mobile Allocation RF Channel i - the RF channels represented in the MA C i bit fields are those which
in the "Cell Channel Description" information element are coded with "1" in the CA ARFCN N bit fields.
MA Ci = CA ARFCN N(i)

i = 1,2...NF

(NF = Number of Frequencies in the CA frequency list).


For a RF channel belonging to the Mobile Allocation the MA C i bit is coded with a "1", for a RF
channel not belonging to the Mobile Allocation, the MA C i bit is coded with a "0".If NF mod 8 <> 0
then bits NF to 8n in octet 3 must be coded with a "0" in each.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
The parameter is transparent for the BTS when received from the BSC.
At the BSC site the following actions have to be performed
Mobile Allocation Stored and Updated during system reconfiguration.

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6.26.15 CIPHER MODE SETTING


TYPE: O

DEFINITION
The purpose of the cipher mode setting information element is to indicate whether stream ciphering
shall be started or not. When ciphering is started, it indicates the algorithm to be used (except for
GSM phase 1 MS).

BIT DESCRIPTION

Algorithm identifier

1
SC

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Algorithm Identifier
If SC = 1 then:
Bits

432
000
001
010
011
100
101
110
111

Cipher with algorithm A5/1


Cipher with algorithm A5/2
Cipher with algorithm A5/3
Cipher with algorithm A5/4
Cipher with algorithm A5/5
Cipher with algorithm A5/6
Cipher with algorithm A5/7
Reserved

Not supported in this release


Not supported in this release
Not supported in this release
Not supported in this release
Not supported in this release
Not supported in this release

Bits 2, 3 and 4 are always set to 0 for GSM Phase 1 MS.


SC bit:

"0": No ciphering
"1": Start ciphering

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


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6.26.16 MULTIRATE CONFIGURATION


TYPE: O
DEFINITION :
The MultiRate configuration information element gives all parameters related to a MultiRate speech
codec.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8
0

7
0

6
0

5
0

4
0

3
0

2
1

1
1

octet 1

Length
octet 2
Multirate speech version

NSCB

ICMI

spare

Parameters for MultiRate speech

Start mode

octet 3
octet 4
.
.
octet n (n
8)

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 3
MultiRate speech version:
Bits
8 7 6
0 0 1
0 1 0

Adaptive MultiRate speech version 1


Adaptive MultiRate speech version 2 (Not used)
all other values are reserved
NSCB (Noise Suppression Control Bit):
Bit
5
0
Noise Suppression can be used (default)
1
Noise Suppression shall be turned off
ICMI (Initial Codec Mode Indicator):
Bit
4
0
The initial codec mode is defined by the implicit rule provided in
3GPP TS 05.09
1
The initial codec mode is defined by the Start Mode field
Bit
3
0
Spare
Start Mode:
Bits
21
xx
The initial codec mode is coded as in 3GPP TS 05.09 section 3.4.1

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Parameters for MultiRate speech (octet 4 to octet n, n 8):


1) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set with one
codec mode is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

2) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set with two
codec modes is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

Spare
0

Threshold 1

octet 5
Spare

Hysteresis 1

octet 6

3) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set of three
codec modes is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

Spare
0

Threshold 1

Hysteresis 1
Threshold
2 (cont.)

octet 5

Threshold 2

octet 6
Spare

Hysteresis 2

octet 7

4) Parameters for MultiRate speech field for the Multirate speech version 1 when a set of four
modes is chosen
8

Set of AMR codec modes

octet 4

Spare
0

Hysteresis 1
Threshold
2 (cont.)

Threshold 1
Threshold 2
Threshold 3
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Set of adaptive MultiRate codec modes field (octet 4)


Bit 8

Bit 7
Bit 6
Bit 5
Bit 4
Bit 3
Bit 2
Bit 1

0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1

12,2 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset


12,2 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset
10,2 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset
10,2 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset
7,95 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset
7,95 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset
7,40 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset
7,40 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset
6,70 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset
6,70 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset
5,90 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset
5,90 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset
5,15 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset
5,15 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset
4,75 kbit/s codec rate is not part of the subset
4,75 kbit/s codec rate is part of the subset

Threshold j (6 bits), see Note 1


Coded as the binary representation of a value N. N corresponds to the threshold of C/I in dB,
as defined in 3GPP TS 05.09;
Hysteresis j (4 bits), see Note 1
Coded as the binary representation of the hysteresis value associated to THRj, as defined in
3GPP TS 05.09.
Note 1: j = 1 corresponds to the lowest value of threshold in dB, j = 2 to the second lowest, j = 3 to the
highest value.

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6.27 HANDOVER COMPLETE


NAME

HANDOVER COMPLETE

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the main DCCH from Mobile Station to the network to
indicate that the Mobile Station has established the main signalling link
successfully.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BSC

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
Header
LIST
RR Cause
Mobile Observed Time Difference

TYPE

MV
O TLV

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2
1
5

not used

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

FOLLOWING
EVENT

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

Release of old channels

Handover failure

T3013
T9013

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

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6.27.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


8

RR Cause

RR CAUSE VALUE

6.27.2 RR CAUSE
TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the reason for handover complete.

BIT DESCRIPTION

RR CAUSE VALUE

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION

RR cause value (octet 1)

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This parameter is transparent for the BTS.
The BSC does not check the value given by the MS. The BSC gives this information to the MSC in the
"Handover Complete" message on the A Interface.

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6.28 HANDOVER FAILURE


NAME

HANDOVER FAILURE

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the main DCCH on the old channel from the Mobile
Station to the network to indicate that the Mobile Station has failed to seize the
new channel.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BSC

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
RR Cause

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2
1

M V

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT
T3103
T8

SPECIF
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External Channel Changes

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6.28.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


8

RR Cause

RR CAUSE VALUE

6.28.2 RR CAUSE
TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the reason for handover failure.
BIT DESCRIPTION

RR CAUSE VALUE

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


The RR cause value (octet 1)

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This parameter is transparent to the BSS
The BSC does not check the value given by the MS. The BSC gives this information to the MSC in the
"Handover Failure" message on the A Interface.

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6.29 IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT


NAME

IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

CCCH/(AGCH-PCH)

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the CCCH by the network to the MS in idle mode to
change the channel configuration to dedicated configuration while staying in the
same cell or to allocate resources for uplink or downlink packet data transfer.

DIRECTION

From: BTS

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

L2 Pseudo Length
Header
Page mode
Dedicated mode or TBF
Channel Description
Packet Channel Description
Request Reference
Timing Advance
Mobile Allocation
Starting Time
IA Rest Octets

TYPE

MV
MV
MV
MV
CV
CV
MV
MV
M LV
O TV
MV

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
1
2

3
3
3
1
1-9
3
0-11

Not Used

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

23

ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT
Access to main DCCH
or completion of establishment of
Temporary Block Flow for data
transfer

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not access the new channel
CS service
or retries establishment of
only)
downlink TBF

Paging and Access Grant Control


(ref. [1])
Radio and link establishment
(ref. [2])
FBS GPRS - Radio Interface - RRM sublayer - PCC

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6.29.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


6.29.1.1 CS Assignment
8

L2 Pseudo length

L2 Pseudo Length

Page Mode &


Dedicated mode or
TBF

0
Spare

0
TMA

0
downlink

0
T/D

0
Spare

0
Spare

Page Mode

Channel type and TDMA offset

TN

H=1->
Channel

TSC

Description

MAIO (high part)

H=0->

spare

MAIO
low part

ARFCN
(High Part)

HSN
ARFCN (Low part)

Request

RA

Reference

T1'

T3 High Part

T3 Low part
Timing Advance

T2

Timing Advance Value


Length of mobile allocation contents 8

Mobile
Allocation

MA
C
8n
:
MA
C
8
P=0

MA
C
8n-1

IA Rest Octets
0
spare

0
spare

MA
C
8n-7
:

1
spare
1
spare

0
spare
0
spare

1
spare
1
spare

0
spare
0
spare

1
spare
1
spare

MA
C
1
1
spare
1
spare

:
:

:
:
0
spare

0
spare

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

1
spare

The length of the message is always 23 octets, therefore the length of the IA rest octets depends on
the length of the mobile allocation.

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6.29.1.2 PS assignment
8

L2 Pseudo length

Page Mode &


Dedicated mode or
TBF

L2 Pseudo Length

0
Spare

0
TMA

downlink

1
T/D

0
Spare

0
Spare

Page Mode

Packet Channel

Field dedicated to the GPRS service

Description

See FBS GPRS - Radio Interface - RRM sublayer - PCC (ref. [31])

Request

RA

Reference

T1'

T3 High Part

T3 Low part
Timing Advance

T2

Timing Advance Value


Length of mobile allocation contents <= 8

Mobile
Allocation

MA
C
8n
:

MA
C
8n-1

MA
C
8n-7
:

MA
C
8
IA Rest Octets

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See FBS GPRS - Radio Interface - RRM sublayer - PCC (ref. [29])

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6.29.2 L2 PSEUDO LENGTH


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
This information element indicates the number of octets following it in the message which are to be
interpreted in the scope of phase 1 protocol.

BIT DESCRIPTION

L2 Pseudo Length value

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.29.3 PAGE MODE / Dedicated mode or TBF


TYPE: M
DEFINITION

Page Mode
To control the action of the Mobile Station belonging to the paging subgroup corresponding to
the paging subchannel.

Dedicated mode or TBF


Indicates to the mobile station whether the rest of the message shall be decoded as an
IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT message allocating a channel in dedicated mode or whether the
rest of the message shall be decoded as the allocation of a Temporary Block Flow.
This IE also indicates:

whether the IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT message identifies a mobile station in the IA


Rest Octets information elements for the assignment of a downlink TBF; and
whether the IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT message is the first message of two IMMEDIATE
ASSIGNMENT messages in a two-message assignment of an uplink or downlink TBF

BIT DESCRIPTION
8

0
0
downlink
T/D
spare
TMA
|____________________________|
Dedicated mode or TBF
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Page Mode
Page Mode
Description
00
Normal paging
01
Extended paging
10
Paging - Reorganisation
11
Same as before

0
0
Page Mode
spare
spare
|_______________________|
Page Mode

used for PS assignments


Not used
Not used
used for CS assignments

Dedicated mode or TBF


T/D : TBF or dedicated mode.
Downlink : Downlink TBF assignment to the mobile station identified in the IA Rast Octets IE.
TMA : Two-message assignment.

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TMA
0
0
1
1

downlink
0
1
0
1

T/D
0
0
0
0

Description
This message assigns a dedicated mode resource.
Not used.
Not used.
Not used.
This message assigns an uplink TBF or is the second message of two in
a two-message assignment of an uplink or downlink TBF.
This message assigns a downlink TBF to the mobile station identified in
the IA Rest Octets IE.
This message is the first message of two in a two-message assignment of
an uplink TBF.
Not used.
This message is the first message of two in a two-message assignment of
a downlink TBF to the mobile station identified in the IA Rest Octets IE.
Not used.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.29.4 CHANNEL DESCRIPTION


TYPE: C
DEFINITION
To provide a description of an allocatable channel together with its SACCH.

BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Channel type and TDMA offset

TN

H=1->

MAIO (high part)

1
2

TSC
H=0->

MAIO low part

spare
HSN
A R F C N (low part)

ARFCN (Hpart)
3

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 1
Channel type and TDMA offset.
Bits 8 7 6 5 4
0 0 0 0 1
TCH/F + ACCHs
0 0 0 1 T
TCH/H + ACCHs
0 0 1 T T
SDCCH/4 + SACCH/C4 or CBCH (SDCCH/4)
0 1 T T T
SDCCH/8 + SACCH/C8 or CBCH (SDCCH/8)
all other values are reserved.
T bit indicates the Subchannel Number.
TN : Time slot (0 to 7)
Octets 2 and 3:
TSC : Training Sequence Code (0 to 7)
H

: "0" Single RF channel


"1" RF hopping channel

Channel selector:
H = "0":
The channel selector field consists of the absolute RF channel number.
Bits 4 3
0 0 spare
ARFCN:
Octet 2
Octet 3

Bits 2,1 High part of ARFCN


Bits 8 to 1 ARFCN low part

The ARFCN is coded as the binary representation of the absolute RF channel


Number.
Range 0 to 1023.
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H = "1":

The channel selector field consists of the mobile allocation index offset, MAIO, and the
hopping sequence number, HSN.

MAIO:
Octet 2
Octet 3

Bits 4 to 1 High part


Bits 8 to 7 Low part

HSN (Octet 3, Bits 1 to 6)


Value 0 to 63.
The HSN field is coded as the binary representation of the hopping sequence number.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This parameter is transparent for the BTS when received.
At the BSC site, the BSC has to provide the following information:

Channel type and TDMA offset and TN depends of the resource to be allocated by the resource
manager.

H: fixed value according if hopping is used or not (this information has to be provided by O&M).

Channel selector.

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6.29.5 PACKET CHANNEL DESCRIPTION


TYPE: C
DEFINITION
To provide a description of a Packet Data Physical Channel (PDCH).

BIT DESCRIPTION / SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


See FBS GPRS - Radio Interface - RRM sublayer - PCC (ref. [31])

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.29.6 REQUEST REFERENCE


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the random access number used in the channel request and the frame number, FN modulo
42432 in which the channel request was received.

BIT DESCRIPTION

RA
T1'

T3
High part

T3
Low part

T2

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


RA Random Number
When set to the value 0111 1111, the RA information of the Request Reference IE indicates that an
Extended RA field may be included in the IA Rest Octets. The mobile station shall use the information
in the Extended RA field to identify the Immediate Assignment message corresponding to an EGPRS
Packet Channel Request message.
T1', T3, T2 Starting time information element
T1': binary representation of (FN div 1326) mod 32
T3:
"
"
FN mod 51
T2:
"
"
FN mod 26
FN mod 42432 = 51 x ((T3 - T2) mod 26) + T3 + 51 x 26 x T1'
In case the IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT message conveys a downlink TBF establishment, the RA bits
are set to 101xxxxx to avoid that a MS considers the message as an answer to a request sent on the
RACH channel.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
RA: This information comes from the MS in Channel Required message addressed by the BTS. It is
used to allow the MS to recognise its own request among those sent by the BSC at the same time.
T1', T3, T2 are also stored from Channel Required message Time of arrival (in terms of Frame
Number) of the Access Burst given by the BTS in the Channel Required message.

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6.29.7 TIMING ADVANCE


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide Timing Advance value

BIT DESCRIPTION

Timing Advance Value

Bits 7, 8 are spare bits.

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Binary representation of the timing advance in bit periods (1 bit period 48/13 s).
In case the IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT message conveys a downlink TBF establishment, the timing
advance value is set to 0 as it is not known. The IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REST OCTET indicates
that the mobile station shall consider the field as not valid.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The access delay is stored by the BSC and sent to the MS as Timing advance.

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6.29.8 MOBILE ALLOCATION


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the part of the RF channels belonging to the cell allocation which is used in the Mobile
Station hopping sequence.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length of Mobile alloc. contents 8


MA
C
8n

MA
C
8n-1

MA
C
8n-7
:

MA
C
8

MA
C
1

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


MA length depends on the relative frequency span of the frequencies in the cell allocation frequency
list
MA Ci: Mobile Allocation RF channel i - the RF channels represented in the MA Ci bit fields are those
which in the cell channel description information element are coded with "1" in the CA ARFCN
N bit fields.
MA Ci = CA ARFCN N(i)

i = 1,2...NF

(NF = Number of Frequencies in the CA frequency list).


For a RF channel belonging to the Mobile Allocation the MA Ci bit is coded with a "1",
for a RF channel not belonging to the Mobile Allocation, the MA Ci bit is coded with a "0".

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The parameter is transparent for the BTS when received from the BSC.
Note: mandatory if Frequency Hopping system in used, otherwise if not sent the length is 0

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6.29.9 IA REST OCTETS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
The IA rest octet information element contains spare bits and possibly either a packet uplink
assignment construction, a packet downlink assignment construction, a second part packet
assignment construction or a frequency parameters, before time.
<IA Rest Octets> ::=
{ LL
< Compressed_Inter_RAT_HO_INFO_IND >
| LH
{ 00 < EGPRS Packet Uplink Assignment >
| 01 < Multiple Blocks Packet Downlink Assignment >
| 1 -- reserved for future use (however the value 7C for the first octet shall not be used)
}
| HL
< Length of frequency parameters : bit string (6) >
< Frequency Parameters, before time >
< Compressed_Inter_RAT_HO_INFO_IND >
| HH
{ 00 < Packet Uplink Assignment >
| 01 < Packet Downlink Assignment >
| 1 < Second Part Packet Assignment > }
}
<spare padding> ;
< EGPRS Packet Uplink Assignment > : :=
< Extended RA : bit (5) >
{ 0 | 1 < Access Technologies Request : Access Technologies Request struct > }
{1
< TFI_ASSIGNMENT : bit (5) >
< POLLING : bit >
0
< USF: bit (3) >
< USF_GRANULARITY : bit >
{ 0 | 1 < P0 : bit (4) >
< PR_MODE : bit (1) >}
< EGPRS CHANNEL_CODING_COMMAND : < EGPRS Modulation and Coding IE>>
< TLLI_BLOCK_CHANNEL_CODING : bit (1) >
{ 0 | 1 < BEP_PERIOD2 : bit (4) > }
< RESEGMENT : bit (1) >
< EGPRS Window Size : < EGPRS Window Size IE>>
{ 0 | 1 < ALPHA : bit (4) >}
< GAMMA : bit (5) >
{ 0 | 1 < TIMING_ADVANCE_INDEX : bit (4) > }
{ 0 | 1 < TBF_STARTING_TIME : bit (16) > }
|0
-- Multi Block Allocation
{ 0 | 1 < ALPHA : bit (4) > }
< GAMMA : bit (5) >
< TBF_STARTING_TIME : bit (16) >
< NUMBER OF RADIO BLOCKS ALLOCATED : bit (2) >
{ 0 | 1 < P0 : bit (4) >
0
< PR_MODE : bit (1) > }
{ null | L
|H
{ 0 | 1 < PFI : bit (7) > }
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}
};
<Access Technologies Request struct> ::= -- recursive structure allows any combination of Access
technologies
<Access Technology Type : bit (4)>
{ 0 | 1 <Access Technologies Request struct> } ;
< Packet Uplink Assignment > ::=
{1
< TFI_ASSIGNMENT : bit (5) >
< POLLING : bit >
0
-- Dynamic Allocation
< USF: bit (3) >
< USF_GRANULARITY : bit >
{ 0 | 1 < P0 : bit (4) >
< PR_MODE : bit (1) > }
< CHANNEL_CODING_COMMAND : bit (2) >
< TLLI_BLOCK_CHANNEL_CODING : bit >
{ 0 | 1 < ALPHA : bit (4) > }
< GAMMA : bit (5) >
{ 0 | 1 < TIMING_ADVANCE_INDEX : bit (4) > }
{ 0 | 1 < TBF_STARTING_TIME : bit (16) > }
|0
-- Single Block Allocation
{ 0 | 1 < ALPHA : bit (4) >}
< GAMMA : bit (5) >
01
See Note 1
< TBF_STARTING_TIME : bit (16) >
{ L | H < P0 : bit (4) >
0
< PR_MODE : bit (1) >}
}
{ null | L
|H
{ 0 | 1 < Extended RA : bit (5) > }
}
{ null | L
|H
{ 0 | 1 < PFI : bit (7) > }
}

--

--

< Packet Downlink Assignment > ::=


< TLLI : bit (32) >
{0|1
< TFI_ASSIGNMENT : bit (5) >
< RLC_MODE : bit >
{ 0 | 1 < ALPHA : bit (4) > }
< GAMMA : bit (5) >
< POLLING : bit >
< TA_VALID : bit (1) > }
{ 0 | 1 < TIMING_ADVANCE_INDEX : bit (4) > }
{ 0 | 1 < TBF_STARTING_TIME : bit (16) > }
{ 0 | 1 < P0 : bit (4) >
0
< PR_MODE : bit (1) > }
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{ null | L
|H
-- indicates EGPRS TBF mode, see 44.060
< EGPRS Window Size : < EGPRS Window Size IE >>
< LINK_QUALITY_MEASUREMENT_MODE : bit (2) >
{ 0 | 1 < BEP_PERIOD2 : bit (4) > }
}
{ null | L
|H
{ 0 | 1 < PFI : bit (7) > }
}

--

< Frequency Parameters, before time > ::=


{ null
-- Length of frequency parameters = 0
|
00
< MAIO : bit (6) >
< Mobile Allocation : octet (val (Length of frequency parameters) 1) >
};
< Second Part Packet Assignment > ::=
{ null | L
Receiver compatible with earlier release
|H
-- Additions for R99
{0|1
< Extended RA : bit (5) > }
}

--

< Multiple Blocks Packet Downlink Assignment > ::=


< TBF_STARTING_TIME : bit (16) >
< NUMBER_OF ALLOCATED_BLOCKS : bit (4) >
{0
|1
{0
-- MBMS Assignment (Distribution)
< TMGI : < TMGI IE > >
{ 0 | 1 < MBMS Session Identity : bit (8) > }
|1
-- MBMS Assignment (Non-distribution)
< TLLI / G-RNTI bit (32) >
{0|1
< Length Indicator of MS ID : bit (2) >
< MS_ID : bit (val (Length Indicator of MS_ID)+1) >
< PACKET_TIMING_ADVANCE : < Packet Timing Advance IE > >
{0|1
< ALPHA : bit (4) >
{ 0 | 1< GAMMA : bit (5) > }
}
}
}
};
BIT DESCRIPTION
See FBS GPRS - Radio Interface - RRM sublayer - PCC (ref. [31]).

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.30 IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED


NAME

IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

CCCH/(AGCH-PCH)

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the CCCH by the network to two MSs in idle mode to
change the channel configuration to dedicated configuration while staying in the
same cell.

DIRECTION

From : BTS

To : 2 MSs

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

L2 Pseudo Length
Header
Page mode
Spare
Channel Description
Request Reference
Timing Advance
Channel Description
Request Reference
Timing Advance
Mobile Allocation
Starting Time
IAX Rest Octets

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
1
2

3
3
1
3
3
1
1-5
3
0-4

MV
MV
MV
first MS
first MS
first MS
second MS
second MS
second MS

MV
MV
MV
MV
MV
MV
M LV
O TV
MV

Not Used

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

23

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

Access to main DCCH

Release resources if MS does


not access the new channel

T3101

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
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6.30.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


8

L2 Pseudo length

L2 Pseudo Length

Page Mode

PM

Channel type and TDMA offset

TN

H=1->
Channel

TSC

Description

MAIO (high part)

H=0->

spare

MAIO
(low part)

ARFCN
(High Part)

HSN
ARFCN (Low part)

Request

RA

Reference

T1'

T3 High Part

T3 Low part
Timing Advance

T2

Timing Advance Value

Channel type and TDMA offset

TN

H=1->
TSC

MAIO (high part)

H=0->

spare

MAIO
(low part)

ARFCN
(High Part)

HSN
ARFCN (Low part)

Request

RA

Reference

T1'

T3 High Part

T3 Low part
Timing Advance

T2

Timing Advance Value


Length of mobile allocation contents 4

Mobile
Allocation

MA
C
8n
:
MA
C
8
0
spare

IAX Rest Octets

MA
C
8n-1

0
spare

MA
C
8n-7
:

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

MA
C
1
1
spare

:
:

:
:
0
spare

0
spare

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

1
spare

The length of the message is always 23 octets, therefore the length of the IAX rest octets depends on
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6.30.2 L2 PSEUDO LENGTH


TYPE : M
DEFINITION
This information element indicates the number of octets following it in the message which are to be
interpreted in the scope of phase 1 protocol.

BIT DESCRIPTION

L2 Pseudo Length value

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

6.30.3 PAGE MODE


TYPE : M
DEFINITION
To control the action of the Mobile Station belonging to the paging subgroup corresponding to the
paging subchannel.

BIT DESCRIPTION

|_______________________|
IEI *

1
PM

|_______________________|
Page Mode

IEI value is not defined in GSM phase 2 (never sent or received on the Radio interface).
Bits 3 and 4 are spare bits.
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Page Mode

00

Normal paging

01
10
11

Extended paging
Paging - Reorganisation
Same as before

Always used in case of


PS assignment
Not used
Not used
Always used in case of
CS assignment

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.30.4 CHANNEL DESCRIPTION


TYPE : M
DEFINITION
To provide a description of an allocatable channel together with its SACCH.

BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Channel type and TDMA offset

TN

H=1->

MAIO (high part)

1
2
3

TSC
H=0->

MAIO low part

spare
HSN
A R F C N (low part)

ARFCN (Hpart)
4

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 2
Channel type and TDMA offset.
Bits 8 7 6 5 4
0 0 0 0 1
TCH/F + ACCHs
0 0 0 1 T
TCH/H + ACCHs
0 0 1 T T
SDCCH/4 + SACCH/C4 or CBCH (SDCCH/4)
0 1 T T T
SDCCH/8 + SACCH/C8 or CBCH (SDCCH/8)
all other values are reserved.
T bit indicates the Subchannel Number.
TN : Time slot (0 to 7)
Octets 3 and 4 :
TSC : Training Sequence Code (0 to 7)
H

: "0" Single RF channel


"1" RF hopping channel

Channel selector :
H = "0" :
The channel selector field consists of the absolute RF channel number.
Bits 4 3
0 0 spare
ARFCN :
Octet 3
Octet 4

Bits 2,1 High part of ARFCN


Bits 8 to 1 ARFCN low part

The ARFCN is coded as the binary representation of the absolute RF channel


Number.
Range 0 to 1023.
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H = "1" :

The channel selector field consists of the mobile allocation index offset, MAIO, and the
hopping sequence number, HSN.

MAIO :
Octet 3
Octet 4

Bits 4 to 1 High part


Bits 8 to 7 Low part

HSN (Octet 4, Bits 1 to 6)


Value 0 to 63.
The HSN field is coded as the binary representation of the hopping sequence number.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This parameter is transparent for the BTS when received.
At the BSC site, the BSC has to provide the following information :

Channel type and TDMA offset and TN depends of the resource to be allocated by the resource
manager.

H : fixed value according if hopping is used or not (this information has to be provided by O&M).

Channel selector (it is MAIO).

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6.30.5 REQUEST REFERENCE

TYPE : M
DEFINITION
To provide the random access number used in the channel request and the frame number, FN modulo
42432 in which the channel request was received.

BIT DESCRIPTION

RA
T1'

T3
High part

T3
Low part

T2

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


RA Random Number
T1', T3, T2 Starting time information element
T1' : binary representation of (FN div 1326) mod 32
T3 :
"
"
FN mod 51
T2 :
"
"
FN mod 26
FN mod 42432 = 51 x ((T3 - T2) mod 26) + T3 + 51 x 26 x T1'

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


RA This information comes from the MS in Channel Required message addressed by the BTS. It is
used to allow the MS to recognise its own request among those sent by the BSC at the same time.
T1', T3, T2 are also stored from Channel Required message Time of arrival (in terms of Frame
Number) of the Access Burst given by the BTS in the Channel Required message.

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6.30.6 TIMING ADVANCE

TYPE : M
DEFINITION
To provide Timing Advance value

BIT DESCRIPTION

Timing Advance Value

Bits 7, 8 are spare bits.

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Binary representation of the timing advance in bit periods (1 bit period 48/13 s).

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The access delay is stored by the BSC and sent to the MS as Timing advance.

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6.30.7 MOBILE ALLOCATION


TYPE : M
DEFINITION
To provide the part of the RF channels belonging to the cell allocation which is used in the Mobile
Station hopping sequence.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length of Mobile alloc. contents 4


MA
C
8n

MA
C
8n-1

MA
C
8n-7
:

MA
C
8

MA
C
1

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


MA length depends on the number of frequencies in the cell allocation frequency list ( up to 4 for 32
frequencies ).
MA Ci : Mobile Allocation RF channel i - the RF channels represented in the MA C i bit
fields are those which in the cell channel description information element are
coded with "1" in the CA ARFCN N bit fields.
MA Ci = CA ARFCN N(i)

i = 1,2...NF

(NF = Number of Frequencies in the CA frequency list).


For a RF channel belonging to the Mobile Allocation the MA Ci bit is coded with a
"1", for a RF channel not belonging to the Mobile Allocation, the MA C bit is coded
with a "0".

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The parameter is transparent for the BTS when received from the BSC.
Note: mandatory if Frequency Hopping system in used, otherwise the length is 0.

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6.30.8 IAX REST OCTETS

TYPE : M
DEFINITION
The IAX rest octet information element contains spare bits.
BIT DESCRIPTION

0
spare
0
spare
:
:
0
spare

0
spare
0
spare

1
spare
1
spare

0
spare
0
spare

1
spare
1
spare

0
spare
0
spare

1
spare
1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

1
spare
1
spare
:
:
1
spare

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6.31 IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT


NAME

IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

CCCH/(AGCH-PCH)

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the CCCH by the network to up to four MSs in idle mode
in order to delay their random access procedures.

DIRECTION

From : BTS

To : up to four MSs

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

L2 Pseudo Length
Header
Page mode
SpareHalf Octet
Request Reference 1
Wait Indication 1
Request Reference 2
Wait Indication 2
Request Reference 3
Wait Indication 3
Request Reference 4
Wait Indication 4
IAR Rest Octets

TYPE

COMMENT

MV
MV
MV
MV
MV
MV
MV
MV
MV
MV
MV
MV
MV

LENGTH
(byte)
1
2

3
1
3
1
3
1
3
1
3

first MS
first MS
second MS
second MS
third MS
third MS
fourth MS
fourth MS

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

23

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
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Paging and Access Grant Control


(ref. [1])
Radio and link establishment
(ref. [2])
FBS - Radio Interface - RRM Sub-layer (PCC)

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6.31.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

L2 Pseudo length

Page Mode

L2 Pseudo Length
0

PM

RA
T1'

T3 High Part

T3 Low part

T2

Wait Indication 1

T3122 timeout value

Request

RA

Reference

T1'

T3 High Part

T3 Low part

T2

Wait Indication 2

T3122 timeout value

Request

RA

Reference

T1'

T3 High Part

T3 Low part

T2

Wait Indication 3

T3122 timeout value

Request

RA

Reference

T1'

T3 High Part

T3 Low part

T2

Wait Indication 4

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Request

IAR Rest Octets

T3122 timeout value


0
spare
0
spare
0
spare

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0
spare
0
spare
0
spare

1
spare
1
spare
1
spare

0
spare
0
spare
0
spare

1
spare
1
spare
1
spare

0
spare
0
spare
0
spare

1
spare
1
spare
1
spare

1
spare
1
spare
1
spare

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6.31.2 L2 PSEUDO LENGTH

TYPE : M
DEFINITION
This information element indicates the number of octets following it in the message which are to be
interpreted in the scope of phase 1 protocol.

BIT DESCRIPTION

L2 Pseudo Length value

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

6.31.3 PAGE MODE

TYPE : M
DEFINITION
To control the action of the Mobile Station belonging to the paging subgroup corresponding to the
paging subchannel.

BIT DESCRIPTION

|_______________________|
IEI *

1
PM

|________________________|
Page Mode

IEI value is not defined in GSM phase 2 (never sent or received on the Radio interface).
Bits 3 and 4 are spare bits.
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Page Mode

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Normal paging

01
10
11

Extended paging
Paging - Reorganisation
Same as before

RELEASED

Always used
in case of PS
assignment
Not used
Not used
Always used
in case of CS
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6.31.4 REQUEST REFERENCE

TYPE : M
DEFINITION
To provide the random access number used in the channel request and the frame number, FN modulo
42432 in which the channel request was received.

BIT DESCRIPTION

RA
T1'

T3
High part

T3
Low part

T2

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


RA Random Number
When set to the value 0111 1111, the RA information of the Request Reference i IE indicates that an
Extended RA i field may be included in the IAR Rest Octets. The mobile station shall use the
information in the Extended RA i field to identify the Immediate Assignment Reject message
corresponding to an EGPRS Packet Channel Request message.
T1', T3, T2 Starting time information element
T1' : binary representation of (FN div 1326) mod 32
T3 :
"
"
FN mod 51
T2 :
"
"
FN mod 26
FN mod 42432 = 51 x ((T3 - T2) mod 26) + T3 + 51 x 26 x T1'

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


RA: This information comes from the MS in Channel Required message addressed by the BTS. It is
used to allow the MS to recognise its own request among those sent by the BSC at the same time.
T1', T3, T2 are also stored from Channel Required message Time of arrival (in terms of Frame
Number) of the Access Burst given by the BTS in the Channel Required message.

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6.31.5 WAIT INDICATION

TYPE : M
DEFINITION
This information element indicates the number of seconds the MS shall wait before sending another
random access.

BIT DESCRIPTION

T3122 / T3142 timeout value (Note 1)


Note 1: When IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT message is for RR connection establishment
then this IE contains the timer value for T3122. If IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT
message is for TBF establishment for GPRS MS (in case of saturated PDCHs or of TFI lack)
then this IE contain the timer value for T3142 (Note that T3142 is named WI_PR in the Alcatel
BSS).

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

6.31.6 IAR REST OCTETS

TYPE : M
DEFINITION
The IAR rest octet information element contains spare bits when the RA information of all Request
Reference IE is not set to 0111 1111.
Otherwise, when the RA information of the Request Reference i IE is set to 0111 1111, then the
Extended RA i field is included in the IAR rest octet IE, see below.
BIT DESCRIPTION
<IAR Rest Octets> ::=
{ 0 | 1 < Extended RA 1 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < Extended RA 2 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < Extended RA 3 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < Extended RA 4 : bit (5) > }
<spare padding> ;

The Extended RA i (5 bits) is the Extended Random Access information related to the Request
Reference i (i within the range 1...4).
These are unformatted 5 bit fields, whose contents are coded as the 5 least significant bits of the
EGPRS PACKET CHANNEL REQUEST message.

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6.32 IMMEDIATE SETUP


NAME

IMMEDIATE SETUP

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

44.068

NA

FUNCTION

The BSC is only non transparent to the classmark information.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BSC

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
Spare half octet
Ciphering key sequence number
Mobile Station Classmark
Mobile Identity
Group identity

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2

4
2-9
4

M V
M V
M LV
M LV
MV

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

20

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
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6.32.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Spare half octet and


Ciphering key
sequence number

N(SD)

Spare half octet


0

Ciphering key sequence number

Length of MS classmark 2 contents


Mobile Station
Classmark 2

0
spare
0
spare

Revision
ESlevel
IND
PS
SS Screen.
Capa.
Indicator

CM3

0
spare

A5/1

RF power
Capability

SM.
cap

FC
VBS

VGCS

LCS
UCS2 SoLSA CMSP
VA
CAP
Length of Mobile Identity contents

ID digit 1

OEI

A5/3

A5/2

Type of ID

Mobile

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

Identity

...

...

ID digit p+1

ID digit p

Group identity
Call reference

6.32.2 CIPHERING KEY SEQUENCE NUMBER


TYPE M
DEFINITION
Identification of the ciphering key Kc which is stored in the Mobile Station without invoking the
authentification procedure.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8
0

Spare half octet


0
0

key sequence

Bit 4 is spare bit.

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SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Key sequence:

value 0 to 6:
value 7:

Possible values for ciphering key sequence number


no key is available (MS to network)
Reserved (network to MS).

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


BSC is transparent to this parameter.

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6.32.3 MS CLASSMARK 2
TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Defines certain attributes of the Mobile Station equipment in use on a particular transaction.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length
0
spare
0
spare

Revision
ES
level
IND
PS
SS Screen.
Capa.
Indicator

CM3

0
spare

LCS
VA
CAP

UCS2

A5/1

RF power
Capability

SM.
cap

VBS

VGCS

SoLSA

CMSP

A5/3

2
FC

A5/2

Bit 8 of octet 2 spare set to 0


Bits 8 of octet 3 spare set to 0

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 2:
Bits
Revision level

76
00
01
10

Bit
ES-IND

5
0
1

Bit
A5/1
Bits
RF Power capability
P-GSM, GSM850 and
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Reserved for phase 1


Used by phase 2 MS
Used by mobile stations supporting R99 or later
versions of the protocol
All other value reserved
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option not
implemented.
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option
implemented.

4
0
1
321

algorithm A5/1 available


algorithm A5/1 not available.

000

class 1

001
010
011
100

class 2
class 3
class 4
class 5
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved
class 1

DCS1800

000
001
010

DCS1900

000

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001
010

Octet 3:
Bit
PS Capability
Bits
SS Screening Indicator

Bit
SM Capability

Bit
VBS Voice Broadcast
Service

Bit
VGCS Voice
Call Service

Group

7
0
1
65
00
01
10
11
4
0
1
3
0

PS capability not present


PS capability present
Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
MS does not support mobile terminated point to point
SMS.
MS supports mobile terminated point to point SMS.
no VBS capability or no notifications wanted

1
VBS capability and notifications wanted
Not implemented in the BSS.
2
0
no VGCS capability or no notifications wanted
1

Bit
FC
Capability

class 2
class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved

VGCS capability and notifications wanted

1
Frequency
GSM900

GSM850, DCS1800,
DCS1900

0
1
0

The MS does not support the extension band G1 in


addition to the primary GSM band.
The MS does support the extension band G1.
Reserved for future use

Note: only FC is checked in this release and only in GSM900 configuration.

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Octet 4
Bit
CM3 Classmark 3

Bit
LCS VA capability

Bit
UCS2 treatment

Bit
SoLSA
Bit
CMSP: CM Service Prompt

Bit
A5/3 algorithm supported
Bit
A5/2 algorithm supported

8
0
1

No additional MS capability
Additional MS capabilities are described in the MS
Classmark 3 information element.

6
0

LCS value added location request notification capability not


supported
1
LCS value added location request notification capability
supported
Not implemented in the BSS.
5
0
the ME has a preference for the default alphabet (defined in
GSM 03.38) over UCS2
1
the ME has no preference between the use of the default
alphabet and the use of UCS2.
Not implemented in the BSS.
4
0
The ME does not support SoLSA
1
The ME supports SoLSA.
3
0
"Network initiated MO CM connection request" not supported
1
"Network initiated MO CM connection request" supported for
at least one CM protocol.
Not implemented in the BSS.
2
0
A5/3 not available
1
A5/3 available
1
0
A5/2 not available
1
A5/2 available
Note: only A5/2 is checked in this release.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The BSC takes this information in order to have the MS capabilities.

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6.32.4 MOBILE IDENTITY


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide either the IMSI or the TMSI .The IMEI. IMEISV are not used in this message.
Note:

IMSI 15 digits
TMSI = 4 octets

BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length of Mobile Identity contents


ID digit 1

OEI

Type of ID

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

ID digit p+1

ID digit P

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Type of ID:

001
IMSI
010
IMEI
011
IMEISV
100
TMSI
000
No identity
other values reserved

Not used
Not used
Not used

OEI: Odd Even Indicator


value

0: even number of identity digits (even for TMSI)


1: odd number of digits

Filled digit :1 1 1 1
Octet 2
For the IMSI this field is coded using BCD coding. If the number of identify digits is even then bits 5 to
8 of the last octet shall be filled with an end mark coded as '1111'.
If the mobile identity is the TMSI then bits 5 to 8 of octet 2 is coded as '1111' and bit 8 of octet 3 is the
most significant bit, and bit 1 of the last octet is the least significant bit.
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6.32.5 GROUP IDENTITY


TYPE: M
DEFINITION:
identifies the group call reference or group Id of a group call.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Call reference
Call reference(contd)
Call reference(contd)
Call reference(contd)

0 ->
0
1 ->

Spare_4
0
0
Priority

0
Spare_
1

0
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
reference :
This field contains the 27 bit binary encoding (with leading zeroes) of the number the decimal
encoding of which (with leading zeroes) is the group call reference or the group id.
priority:

000
001
010
011
100
101
110
111

reserved
call priority level 4
call priority level 3
call priority level 2
call priority level 1
call priority level 0
call priority level B
call priority level A

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


Transparently sent through the BSS.

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6.33 IMMEDIATE SETUP 2


NAME

IMMEDIATE SETUP 2

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

44.068

NA

FUNCTION

The BSC is only non transparent to the classmark information.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BSC

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
Spare half octet
Ciphering key sequence number
Mobile Station Classmark
TMSI
Group identity
Compressed otdi

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2

4
4
4
5

M V
M V
M LV
M V
MV
M V

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

20

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
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6.33.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Spare half octet and


Ciphering key
sequence number

N(SD)

Spare half octet


0

Ciphering key sequence number

Length of MS classmark 2 contents


Mobile Station
Classmark 2

0
spare
0
spare

Revision
ESlevel
IND
PS
SS Screen.
Capa.
Indicator

CM3

0
spare

LCS
VA
CAP

UCS2

A5/1

RF power
Capability

SM.
cap

VBS

VGCS

FC

SoLSA

CMSP

A5/3

A5/2

TMSI/P-TMSI value
TMSI/P-TMSI value (contd)
TMSI

TMSI/P-TMSI value (contd)


TMSI/P-TMSI value (contd)

Group identity
Call reference

Compressed otdi

Compressed otdi

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6.33.2 CIPHERING KEY SEQUENCE NUMBER


TYPE M
DEFINITION
Identification of the ciphering key Kc which is stored in the Mobile Station without invoking the
authentification procedure.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8
0

Spare half octet


0
0

key sequence

Bit 4 is spare bit.


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Key sequence:

value 0 to 6:
value 7:

Possible values for ciphering key sequence number


no key is available (MS to network)
Reserved (network to MS).

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


BSC is transparent to this parameter.

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6.33.3 MS CLASSMARK 2
TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Defines certain attributes of the Mobile Station equipment in use on a particular transaction.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length
0
spare
0
spare

Revision
ES
level
IND
PS
SS Screen.
Capa.
Indicator

CM3

0
spare

LCS
VA
CAP

UCS2

A5/1

RF power
Capability

SM.
cap

VBS

VGCS

SoLSA

CMSP

A5/3

2
FC

A5/2

Bit 8 of octet 2 spare set to 0


Bits 8 of octet 3 spare set to 0

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 2:
Bits
Revision level

76
00
01
10

Bit
ES-IND

5
0
1

Bit
A5/1
Bits
RF Power capability
P-GSM, GSM850 and
E-GSM

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Used by phase 2 MS
Used by mobile stations supporting R99 or later
versions of the protocol
All other value reserved
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option not
implemented.
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option
implemented.

4
0
1
321

algorithm A5/1 available


algorithm A5/1 not available.

000

class 1

001
010
011
100

class 2
class 3
class 4
class 5
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved
class 1

DCS1800

000
001
010

DCS1900

000

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001
010

Octet 3:
Bit
PS Capability
Bits
SS Screening Indicator

Bit
SM Capability

Bit
VBS Voice Broadcast
Service

Bit
VGCS Voice
Call Service

Group

7
0
1
65
00
01
10
11
4
0
1
3
0

PS capability not present


PS capability present
Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
MS does not support mobile terminated point to point
SMS.
MS supports mobile terminated point to point SMS.
no VBS capability or no notifications wanted

1
VBS capability and notifications wanted
Not implemented in the BSS.
2
0
no VGCS capability or no notifications wanted
1

Bit
FC
Capability

class 2
class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved

VGCS capability and notifications wanted

1
Frequency
GSM900

GSM850, DCS1800,
DCS1900

0
1
0

The MS does not support the extension band G1 in


addition to the primary GSM band.
The MS does support the extension band G1.
Reserved for future use

Note: only FC is checked in this release and only in GSM900 configuration.

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Octet 4
Bit
CM3 Classmark 3

Bit
LCS VA capability

Bit
UCS2 treatment

Bit
SoLSA
Bit
CMSP: CM Service Prompt

Bit
A5/3 algorithm supported
Bit
A5/2 algorithm supported

8
0
1

No additional MS capability
Additional MS capabilities are described in the MS
Classmark 3 information element.

6
0

LCS value added location request notification capability not


supported
1
LCS value added location request notification capability
supported
Not implemented in the BSS.
5
0
the ME has a preference for the default alphabet (defined in
GSM 03.38) over UCS2
1
the ME has no preference between the use of the default
alphabet and the use of UCS2.
Not implemented in the BSS.
4
0
The ME does not support SoLSA
1
The ME supports SoLSA.
3
0
"Network initiated MO CM connection request" not supported
1
"Network initiated MO CM connection request" supported for
at least one CM protocol.
Not implemented in the BSS.
2
0
A5/3 not available
1
A5/3 available
1
0
A5/2 not available
1
A5/2 available
Note: only A5/2 is checked in this release.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The BSC takes this information in order to have the MS capabilities.

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6.33.4 TMSI
TYPE: M
DEFINITION
The TMSI information element indicates the Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity of the MS.

TMSI = 4 octets

BIT DESCRIPTION
8

TMSI (octet 1)
TMSI (octet 2)
TMSI (octet 3)
TMSI (octet 4)
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
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6.33.5 GROUP IDENTITY


TYPE: M
DEFINITION:
identifies the group call reference or group Id of a group call.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Call reference
Call reference(contd)
Call reference(contd)
Call reference(contd)

0 ->
0
1 ->

Spare_4
0
0
Priority

0
Spare_
1

0
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
reference :
This field contains the 27 bit binary encoding (with leading zeroes) of the number the decimal
encoding of which (with leading zeroes) is the group call reference or the group id (see 3GPP
TS 23.003).
priority:

000
001
010
011
100
101
110
111

reserved
call priority level 4
call priority level 3
call priority level 2
call priority level 1
call priority level 0
call priority level B
call priority level A

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


Transparently sent through the BSS.

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6.33.6 COMPRESSED OTDI


TYPE M
DEFINITION
This information element contains compressed originator-to-dispatcher information.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Compressed otdi (octet1)


Compressed otdi (octet2)
Compressed otdi (octet3)
Compressed otdi (octet4)
Compressed otdi (octet5)

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


BSC is transparent to this parameter.

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6.34 IMSI DETACH INDICATION


NAME

IMSI DETACH INDICATION

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH

BTS Transparent

24.008

FUNCTION

To set the deactivation indication in the network (MSC). The BSS is only non
transparent to the classmark information

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BSC

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
Mobile station classmark1
Mobile identity

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH

2
1
2-9

MV
M LV

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

4-12

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
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6.34.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


MS accessing Rel98 or older networks

Mobile station
classmark 1

N(SD)

Revision level

ESA5/1
RF power
IND
capab.
Length of Mobile Identity contents

Mobile

ID digit 1

Identity

ID digit 3

OEI

Type of ID
ID digit 2

:
ID digit p+1

ID digit P

MS accessing Rel99 or newer networks


8

N(SD) or 0
Mobile station
classmark 1

Revision level

ESA5/1
RF power
IND
capab.
Length of Mobile Identity contents

Mobile

ID digit 1

Identity

ID digit 3

OEI

Type of ID
ID digit 2

:
ID digit p+1

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6.34.2 MS CLASSMARK 1
TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the network with Information concerning the capabilities of the MS.
BIT DESCRIPTION

8
0

Revision level

ES
IND

A5/1

RF power
capab.

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Bits 7, 6
Revision level

00
01
10

ES IND

0
1

A5/1

0
1

Bits 3 2 1
RF Power capability
GSM900 and GSM850

DCS1800

DCS1900

Reserved for Phase 1


Used for phase 2 MSs
Used by mobile stations supporting R99 or later
versions of the protocol
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option not
implemented
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option
implemented
Algorithm A5/1 available
Algorithm A5/1 not available

0 0 0 class 1
0 0 1 class 2
0 1 0 class 3
0 1 1 class 4
1 0 0 class 5
All other values reserved
0 0 0 class 1
0 0 1 class 2
0 1 0 class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved
0 0 0 class 1
0 0 1 class 2
0 1 0 class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The BSC is non transparent to this parameter, in order to read the capabilities of the attached MSs.
If it is not possible to determine the MS Revision level, then 'Reserved for Phase 1' is assumed.
If the RF power capability is not in the correct range then a default value is used (see reference [25]).
If it is not possible to determine the MS ciphering capabilites, then only 'no encryption' is assumed.

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6.34.3 MOBILE IDENTITY


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide either the IMSI, the TMSI or the IMEI. IMEISV is not used in the IMSI Detach Indication
message.
Note IMSI 15 digits
TMSI = 4 octets
IMEI = 15 digits
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length of Mobile Identity contents


ID digit 1

OEI

Type of ID

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

ID digit p+1

ID digit P

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Type of ID:

001
IMSI
010
IMEI
011
IMEISV
100
TMSI
000
No identity
other values reserved

Not used
Not used

OEI: Odd Even Indicator


value

0: even number of identity digits (even for TMSI)


1: odd number of digits

Filled digit :1 1 1 1
Octet 2
For the IMSI, IMEI and the IMEISV, this field is coded using BCD coding (number 0 through 9). If the
number of identify digits is even then bits 5 to 8 of the last octet shall be filled with an end mark coded
as '1111'.
If the mobile identity is the TMSI then bits 5 to 8 of octet 2 is coded as '1111' and bit 8 of octet 3 is the
most significant bit, and bit 1 of last octet is the least significant bit.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
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6.35 INTER SYSTEM TO UTRAN HANDOVER COMMAND


NAME

INTER SYSTEM TO UTRAN HANDOVER COMMAND

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

FACCH/SDCCH

Transparent

44.018

NA

FUNCTION
DIRECTION

This message is sent on the main DCCH by the network to the mobile station to
change the dedicated channel in GSM to a dedicated channel configuration in
UTRAN.
From BSS
To MS
INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME

INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
Handover to UTRAN Command

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

M V
M LV

2
2-n

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION
FOLLOWING
EVENT

ABNORMAL SITUATION

2G to 3G handover execution
procedure.

4-n

TIMER
T3121

External channel changes [7]


SPECIF
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6.29.1GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Handover to
UTRAN
command

Length (=2-n)
Handover to UTRAN command value part

6.29.2 Handover to UTRAN Command


TYPE: M
DEFINITION:
The Handover to UTRAN Command information element contains all information needed by the
mobile for handover to UTRAN.
BIT DESCRIPTION:
BSS handles this IE as an unstructured octet string, with a maximum length of n octets, and forwards
to MS.

SUB-PARAMETER DEFINITION:
None
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER:
The BSS got this IE from Handover Command, which is sent by MSC.

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6.36 LOCATION UPDATING REQUEST


NAME

LOCATION UPDATING REQUEST

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

Main DCCH

BTS Transparent

24.008

FUNCTION

The BSC is only non transparent to the classmark information in order to know
the MS capabilities.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BSC

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
Location updating type
Ciphering key sequence number
Location area identification
Mobile station classmark1
Mobile Identity
Mobile station classmark for UMTS

TYPE

MV
MV
MV
MV
M LV
M TLV

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2

5
1
2-9
5

Not used

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

11-18

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

Radio Link Establishment (ref. [2])

1/2 means half-octet.

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6.36.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


MS accessing Rel.98 or older network

Ciphering Key Seq


& loc. upd. type

N(SD)

FOR

key sequence

LUT

MCC Digit 2

MCC Digit 1

Location Area

MNC Digit 3 (Note)

MCC Digit 3

Identification

MNC Digit 2

MNC Digit 1
LAC
LAC (continued)

Mobile station
Classmark 1

Revision level

ESA5/1
RF power
IND
capab.
Length of Mobile Identity contents

Mobile

ID digit 1

OEI

Type of ID

Identity

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

....

......

ID digit p+1

ID digit P

MS accessing Rel.99 or newer network


0

N(SD) or 0
Ciphering Key Seq
& loc. upd. type

FOR

key sequence

LUT

MCC Digit 2

MCC Digit 1

Location Area

MNC Digit 3 (Note)

MCC Digit 3

Identification

MNC Digit 2

MNC Digit 1
LAC
LAC (continued)

Mobile
station
Classmark 1

Revision level

ESA5/1
RF power
IND
capab.
Length of Mobile Identity contents

Mobile

ID digit 1

Identity

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

....

......

ID digit p+1

ID digit P

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6.36.2 LOCATION UPDATING TYPE


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To indicate why the location updating is performed by MS.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

FOR

1
LUT

Bit 3 is a spare bit.


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
LUT: 00
01
10
11

Normal location updating


Periodic updating
IMSI attach
Reserved

FOR 0
1

No follow on request pending


Follow on request pending

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


BSC transparent.

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6.36.3 CIPHERING KEY SEQUENCE NUMBER


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Identification of the ciphering key Kc which is stored in the Mobile Station without invoking the
authentification procedure.

BIT DESCRIPTION

key sequence
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Key sequence:
value

value

000 :
:
110
111 :

Possible values for ciphering key sequence number.

no key is available
Reserved

(MS to network)
(network to MS)

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


BSC Transparent.

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6.36.4 LOCATION AREA IDENTIFICATION


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide unambiguous identification of previous Location Area of the Mobile Station within the area
covered by GSM system.

BIT DESCRIPTION

MCC Digit 2

MCC Digit 1

MNC Digit 3 (Note)

MCC Digit 3

MNC Digit 2

MNC Digit 1

LAC
LAC (continued)

Note

3 digits MNC is supported. Note that in case where only two digits MNC is used, the field
MNC Digit 3 shall be filled in with 1111.

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION

MCC Mobile Country Code (See CCITT. E.212)


MNC Mobile Network Code (BCD)
LAC Location Area Code (Coding scheme chosen by administration)

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


BSC Transparent.

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6.36.5 MS CLASSMARK 1
TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the network with Information concerning aspects with both high and low priority of the
Mobile Station equipment.

BIT DESCRIPTION

8
0

Revision level

ES
IND

A5/1

RF power
capab.

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Revision level

00
01
10

ES IND

0
1
0
1

A5/1
RF Power capability
GSM900 and GSM850

DCS1800

DCS1900

Reserved for Phase 1


Used for phase 2 MSs
Used by mobile stations supporting R99 or later versions of the
protocol
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option not implemented
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option implemented
Algorithm A5/1 available
Algorithm A5/1 not available

0 0 0 class 1
0 0 1 class 2
0 1 0 class 3
0 1 1 class 4
1 0 0 class 5
All other values reserved
0 0 0 class 1
0 0 1 class 2
0 1 0 class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved
0 0 0 class 1
0 0 1 class 2
0 1 0 class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The BSC is non transparent to this parameter, in order to read the capabilities of the attached MSs.
If it is not possible to determine the MS Revision level, then 'Reserved for Phase 1' is assumed.
If the RF power capability is not in the correct range then a default value is used (see reference [25]).
If it is not possible to determine the MS ciphering capabilites, then only 'no encryption' is assumed.

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6.36.6 MOBILE IDENTITY


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide either the IMSI, the TMSI or the IMEI. IMEISV is not used in the Location Updating
Request message.
Note

IMSI 15 digits
TMSI = 4 octets
IMEI = 15 digits

BIT DESCRIPTION

Length of Mobile Identity contents

ID digit 1

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

ID digit p+1

ID digit P

OEI

Type of ID

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Type of ID:

001
IMSI
010
IMEI
011
IMEISV
100
TMSI
000
No identity
other values reserved

OEI

: Odd Even Indicator

value

0: even number of identity digits (even for TMSI)


1: odd number of digits

Octet 2
For the IMSI, IMEI and the IMEISV, this field is coded using BCD coding (number 0 through 9). If the
number of identify digits is even then bits 5 to 8 of the last octet shall be filled with an end mark coded
as '1111'.
If the mobile identity is the TMSI then bits 5 to 8 of octet 2 is coded as '1111' and bit 8 of octet 3 is the
most significant bit, and bit 1 of last octet is the least significant bit.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
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6.37 MEASUREMENT INFORMATION


NAME

MEASUREMENT INFORMATION

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

FACCH/SDCCH

Transparent

44.018

NA

FUNCTION

DIRECTION

This message is sent on the SACCH by the network to the mobile station. If not
all information fits into one message, the remaining information will be sent in
other instances of this message. This message may contain a combination of
information for e.g. 3G Neighbour Cell Description, or 3G Measurement
parameters.
From BSS
To MS
INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME

INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
Measurement Information value part

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

M V
M LV

1
11-20

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION
FOLLOWING
EVENT

ABNORMAL SITUATION

21

TIMER

MS can build build the


3G Neighbour Cell list.
System Information Management [24]

SPECIF
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6.30.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


8
"short header"

RR
short
PD

Measurement
information
value
part

Message type

Short layer 2
header

See the table below for the detail

Message type = 0 0 1 0 1

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6.30.2 MESUREMENT INFORMATION VALUE PART


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
This message is sent on the SACCH by the network to the mobile station. If not all information fits into
one message, the remaining information will be sent in other instances of this message. This message
may contain a combination of information for e.g. 3G Neighbour Cell Description, Real Time
Differences, BSICs, Report priority, Measurement parameters or 3G Measurement parameters.
BIT DESCRIPTION
<Measurement information> ::=
< BA_IND : bit >
< 3G_BA_IND : bit >
< MP_CHANGE_MARK : bit >
< MI_INDEX : bit (4) >
< MI_COUNT : bit (4) >
< PWRC : bit >
< REPORT_TYPE : bit >
< REPORTING_RATE : bit >
< INVALID_BSIC_REPORTING : bit >
{0|1
used
{0|1

< Real Time Difference Description : < Real Time Difference Description struct >> } not
< BSIC Description : < BSIC Description struct >> } not used

{0|1
< REPORT PRIORITY Description : < REPORT PRIORITY Description struct >> } not
used
{0|1
< MEASUREMENT Parameters Description : < MEASUREMENT Parameters Description
struct >> } not used
{0|1
< extension length : bit (8) >
< spare bit (val(extension length)+1) > } used for future extensions of the 2G parameters
not used
{0|1
< 3G Neighbour Cell Description : < 3G Neighbour Cell Description struct >> }
{0|1
< 3G MEASUREMENT Parameters Description : < 3G MEASUREMENT Parameters
Description struct >> }
{ null | L
-- Receiver compatible with earlier release
|H
-- Additions in release R5:
{ 0 | 1 < 3G ADDITIONAL MEASUREMENT Parameters Description 2 :
< 3G ADDITIONAL MEASUREMENT Parameters Description 2 struct >> }
}
< spare padding > ;

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BA_IN
D

3G_BA MP_CH
_IND ANGE_
MARK
MI_COUNT
PWRC

MI_INDEX

1
MI_CO
UNT

Octet
Number
1

REPO
RT_TY
PE = 1

REPO INVALI RTD=0


RTING D_BSI
_RATE C_REP
=0
ORTIN
G=0
3G Neighbour cell description

BSIC
REPO Measur EXTEN
DESCR RT_PR ement
SION
IPTION IORITY Parame LENGT
=0
=0
ter
H=0
Descrip
tion = 0
3G Neighbour cell description with variable length

3G MEASUREMENT Parameters
Description with variable length
3G MEASUREMENT Parameters Description with variable length

4..i

3G Neighbour cell description

i+1
i+2 .. n

BA_IND: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


It is needed to allow the network to discriminate measurement results related to different
GSM Neighbour Cell lists sent to the MS. The value of this parameter is reflected in the
MEASUREMENT REPORT message.
3G_BA_IND: 3G sequence number
The 3G_BA_IND parameter is needed to allow the network to discriminate measurement
results related to different 3G Neighbour Cell lists sent to the MS. The value of this parameter is
reflected in MEASUREMENT REPORT message.
MP_CHANGE_MARK: measurement parameters change mark
This parameter is used to indicate the MS a change of information concerning REPORT
PRIORITY, MEASUREMENT INFORMATION and 3G MEASUREMENT INFORMATION.
MI_INDEX and MI_COUNT:
The purpose of the MI_INDEX and MI_COUNT fields is to indicate the number of individual
messages within the sequence of MEASUREMENT INFORMATION messages and to assign an index
to identify each of them. The MI_INDEX field is binary coded, range 0 to 15, and provides an index to
identify the individual MEASUREMENT INFORMATION message. The MI_COUNT field is binary
coded, range 0 to 15, and provides the MI_INDEX value for the last (highest indexed) message in the
sequence of MEASUREMENT INFORMATION message.
PWRC: Power control indicator. same as e.g. SI3 &6.45.
Bit: 0 MS shall include measurement on the BCCH carrier. PWRC is not set.
1 MS shall not include measurement on the BCCH carrier. PWRC is set.
REPORT_TYPE:
This parameter is used to indicate to the mobile to use the Enhanced Measurement report
or Measurement report messages for reporting.
Bit: 0 The MS shall use the Enhanced Measurement Report message for reporting if at least
one BSIC is allocated to each BA (list) frequency. Not used.
1 The MS shall use the Measurement Report message for reporting.
REPORTING_RATE:
This parameter is used for measurements.

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Bit:
0 SACCH
1 Not used.
INVALID_BSIC_REPORTING:
This field specifies if cells with invalid BSIC and allowed NCC part of BSIC are allowed to be
reported or not.
Bit:
0 Report on cells with invalid BSIC and allowed NCC part of BSIC is not allowed.
1 Not used.
RTD: Real Time Difference Description
Not used.
BSIC Description:
Used to create the GSM Neighbour Cell list
Not used.
REPORT PRIORITY DESCRIPTION:
Not used.
MEASUREMENT Parameters Description:
Not used.
EXTENSION LENGTH: Used for future extensions of the 2G parameters.
Not used.
3G NEIGHBOUR CELL DESCRIPTION
< 3G Neighbour Cell Description struct > ::=
{ 0 | 1 < 3G_Wait : bit (3) > }
{ 0 | 1 < Index_Start_3G : bit (7) > }
{ 0 | 1 < Absolute_Index_Start_EMR : bit (7) > not used}
{ 0 | 1 < UTRAN FDD Description : < UTRAN FDD Description struct >> }
{ 0 | 1 < UTRAN TDD Description : < UTRAN TDD Description struct >> not used}
{ 0 | 1 < CDMA2000 Description : < CDMA2000 Description struct >> not used} ;
3G-WAIT (3 bits)
When 3G_BA_IND is received in a changed state, this parameter indicates the number of
instances of MEASUREMENT INFORMATION messages that contain 3G Neighbour Cell
Description which shall be received before the MS reports on the new 3G Neighbour Cell list.
Two different instances of MEASUREMENT INFORMATION messages are two
MEASUREMENT INFORMATION messages with different MI_INDEX.
bit
321
000
1 instance that contain 3G Neighbour Cell Description shall be received
001
2 instances that contain Neighbour Cell Description shall be received
:
:
111
8 instances that contain Neighbour Cell description shall be received
Index_Start_3G (7 bit)
This optional information element indicates the binary value of the first index to use to build this
instance of the 3G Neighbour Cell list. In the first instance (i.e. when MI_INDEX = 0) this
parameter is not sent.
Absolute_Index_Start_EMR (7 bit)
This parameter indicates in binary the value to be added to the indexes of the 3G Neighbour
Cell list for reporting 3G Cells with the ENHANCED MEASUREMENT REPORT message. If
different values are received for this parameter in different instances of this message, the

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instance with the highest index shall be used. If this parameter is absent in all instances of the
message, the value "0" shall be used.
0: Not used.
UTRAN FDD Description:
< UTRAN FDD Description struct > ::=
{ 0 | 1 < Bandwidth_FDD : bit (3) > }
{ 1 < Repeated UTRAN FDD Neighbour Cells : < Repeated UTRAN FDD Neighbour Cells
struct >> } ** 0 ;
Bandwidth_FDD (3bit field)
This optional information element will be used for future releases of the protocol. When
missing, this indicates the present FDD bandwidth. When present, this shall not be
considered as an error; indices of the 3G Neighbour Cell list shall be incremented
accordingly.
0: not used.
< Repeated UTRAN FDD Neighbour Cells struct > ::=
0 < FDD-ARFCN : bit (14) >
-- The value 1 was used in an earlier version of
-- the protocol and shall not be used.
< FDD_Indic0 : bit >
< NR_OF_FDD_CELLS : bit (5) >
< FDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field : bit(p(NR_OF_FDD_CELLS)) > ;
FDD_ARFCN (14 bit field)
This optional information element is defined as the UARFCN in 3GPP TS
25.101.
Set from O&M parameter.
FDD_Indic0, information 0 indicator (1 bit):
This field indicates if the FDD_CELL_INFORMATION parameter value
'0000000000' is a member of the set.
Bit
0parameter value '0000000000' is not a member of the set
1parameter value '0000000000' is a member of the set
NOTE:This bit FDD_Indic0 is equivalent to the bit F0 bit in the frequency list
information element. Refer to 3GPP TS44.018 10.5.2.13.
NR_OF_FDD_CELLS (5 bit field)
This field defines the number of FDD_CELL_INFORMATION parameters.
Set from O&M parameter.
FDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field (p bit field)
This field allows to compute a set of 10-bit-long FDD_CELL_INFORMATION
parameters, re-using the Range 1024 format compression algorithm. The
consecutive parameters of this field are concatenated, starting with w1, and
then w2, w3
The total number of bits p of this field depends on the value of the parameter
NR_OF_FDD_CELLS = n, as follows:
n
p
n
p
n
p
n
p
0
0
5
44 10 81 15 116
1
10 6
52 11 88 16 122
2
19 7
60 12 95 17-31
0
3
28 8
67 13 102
4
36 9
74 14 109
Note: in B9, n = 1..8.
For each (10-bit-long) decoded Parameter, bits 1-9 are the Scrambling Code
and bit 10 is the corresponding Diversity Parameter.
Bit 10 is the most significant bit.

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UTRAN TDD Description


0: not used
CDMA2000 Description
0: not used.
3G MEASUREMENT Parameters Description
Refer to the following for bit description.
8

3G
measure
ment
Paramete
rs
Descriptio
n=1
FDD_MULTIRAT_RE
PORTING
FDD_RE TDD_MU
PORTIN LTIRAT_
G_THRE REPORTI
SHOLD
NG = 0

Qsearch_C

1
TDD_RE
PORTIN
G_OFFS
ET = 0

Octet Number

3G_SEA
RCH_PRI
O

FDD_RE
P_QUAN
T=1

FDD_REPORTING_OFFSET
CDMA20 CDMA20
00_MULT 00_REP
IRAT_RE ORTING_
PORTIN OFFSET
G=0
=0

SP

FDD_REPORTING_T
HRESHOLD
SP
SP

I+1
I+2

Note: 3G MEASUREMENT Parameters Description may start at any of 1-8 bit one octect.
< 3G MEASUREMENT PARAMETERS Description struct > ::=
< Qsearch_C : bit (4) >
< 3G_SEARCH_PRIO: bit (1) >
< FDD_REP_QUANT : bit (1) > -- FDD Parameters
{0|1
< FDD_MULTIRAT_REPORTING : bit (2) > }
{0|1
< FDD_REPORTING_OFFSET : bit (3) >
< FDD_REPORTING_THRESHOLD : bit (3) > }
{0|1
{0|1

< TDD_MULTIRAT_REPORTING : bit (2) > } -- TDD Parameters


not used.
< TDD_REPORTING_OFFSET : bit (3) >
< TDD_REPORTING_THRESHOLD : bit (3) > }
not used.

{0|1
< CDMA2000_MULTIRAT_REPORTING : bit (2) > }
not used.
{0|1
< CDMA2000_REPORTING_OFFSET : bit (3) >
< CDMA2000_REPORTING_THRESHOLD : bit (3) > } ;
not used.

-- CDMA2000 Parameters

Qsearch_C (4 bits, range 0-15)


Threshold for MS to search 3G cells, whether the received signal level of the serving
cell is below or above the threshold.
3G_SEARCH_PRIO (1 bit)
Indicates if 3G cells may be searched when BSIC decoding is required,
0 = no, 1 = yes
Set from O&M parameter.
FDD_REP_QUANT (1 bit)
Indicates the reporting quantity for UTRAN FDD cells,
0 = RSCP, 1 = Ec/No
FDD_MULTIRAT_REPORTING : bit (2), range 0 to 3.

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Number of the strongest 3G cells to be reported by the MS in the measurement report


message.
Set from O&M parameter.
FDD_REPORTING_OFFSET : bit (3)
Offset that the MS shall apply to measurements before reporting.
Set from O&M parameter.
FDD_REPORTING_THRESHOLD : bit (3)
Threshold above which the MS shall report the measurements.
Set from O&M parameter.

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Example for the maximum length for 8 3G cells on maximum 3 UARFCN (2 UARFCN with 3 cells, 1
UARFCN with 2 cells).
First Instance:
8

BA_IND

3G_BA_I
ND

MP_CHA
NGE_MA
RK

MI_COUNT

BSIC
DESCRIP
TION=0

REPORT
_PRIORI
TY=0

3G_WAIT

Index_St
art_3G =
0 (first
instance)

MI_INDEX = 0

PWRC

MEASUR EXTENSI
EMENT
ON
PARAME LENGTH
TERS
=0
DESCRIP
TION=0
Absolute
UTRAN
Index
FDD
Start
Desc = 1
EMR=0

REPORT
_TYPE

3G
Neighbou
r cell
descriptio
n=1
Bandwidt
h_FDD =
0

Octet Number

MI_COU
NT = 1

REPORTI INVALID_
RTD=0
NG_RAT BSIC_RE
E
PORTIN
G
1
3G_WAIT

Repeated
UTRAN
FDD
Neighbou
r Cells =
1

FDD_AR
FCN(1/3)

FDD_ARFCN(1/3)
FDD_ARFCN(1/3)
Nbr of FDD cells

FDD_Indi Nbr of FDD cells (e.g.


c0
= 3)
FDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field

6
7
8

FDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field (e.g. = p(3) = 28 bits)

FDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field

Repeated
UTRAN
FDD
Neighbou
r Cells =
1

FDD_ARFCN(2/3)
FDD_ARFCN(2/3)

11

FDD_Indi
c0
FDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field

Nbr of FDD cells (e.g. = 3)

10

12
13
14
15

FDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field (e.g. = p(3) = 28 bits)

16
FDD_CE
LL_INFO
RMATIO
N Field

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2000
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Utran
Descriptio Descriptio
ment
FDD
n=0
n=0
Paramete
Neighbou
rs
r cells = 0
Descriptio
n = 0 (no
enough
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Second Instance:
8

BA_IND

3G_BA_I
ND

MP_CHA
NGE_MA
RK

MI_COUNT

BSIC
DESCRIP
TION=0

REPORT
_PRIORI
TY=0

3G_WAIT

Index
Start 3G

Absolute
Index
Start
EMR=0

MI_INDEX = 1

PWRC

MEASUR EXTENSI
EMENT
ON
PARAME LENGTH
TERS
=0
DESCRIP
TION=0

REPORT
_TYPE

3G
Neighbou
r cell
descriptio
n=1

Octet Number

MI_COU
NT = 1

REPORTI INVALID_
RTD=0
NG_RAT BSIC_RE
E
PORTIN
G
1
3G_WAIT

Index Start 3G
UTRAN
FDD
Desc = 1

Bandwidt
h_FDD =
0

Repeated
UTRAN
FDD
Neighbou
r Cells =
1
FDD_ARFCN(3/3)

FDD_ARFCN(3/3)

4
FDD_ARFCN(3/3)

Nbr of FDD cells (e.g. = 2)

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Repeated
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2000
Utran
Descriptio Descriptio
FDD
n=0
n=0
Neighbou
r cells = 0
3G_SEA FDD_RE
1
RCH_PRI P_QUAN
O
T

Qsearch_C

1
TDD_RE
PORTIN
G_OFFS
ET = 0

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FDD_REPORTING_OFFSET
CDMA20 CDMA20
00_MULT 00_REP
IRAT_RE ORTING_
PORTIN OFFSET
G=0
=0

SP

FDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field (e.g. = p(2) = 19 bits)

3G
measure
ment
Paramete
rs
Descriptio
n=1
FDD_MULTIRAT_RE
PORTING
FDD_RE TDD_MU
PORTIN LTIRAT_
G_THRE REPORTI
SHOLD
NG = 0

FDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field

FDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field

FDD_Indi
c0

Nbr of FDD cells

FDD_REPORTING_T
HRESHOLD
SP
SP

10

11

12
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6.38 MEASUREMENT REPORT


NAME

MEASUREMENT REPORT

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SACCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the SACCH by the Mobile Station to the network to
report measurement results about the dedicated channel and about neighbour
cells.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BTS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
Measurement Results

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2
16

MV

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION
FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
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TIMER

Send Measurement Results to


the BSC

Radio Measurements
(ref. [12])
Power Control &radio link supervision (ref. [14])
Handover preparation
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Octet 1

Octet 2

BA
used
0
spare
0
spare

DTX
RXLEV - FULL-SERVING CELL
Used
MEAS
RXLEV - SUB-SERVING CELL
VAL.
RXQUAL-FULL
RXQUAL-SUB
SERVING CELL
SERVING CELL

NO CELL-M
(Low part)
BCCH-FREQ-NCELL 1

Octet 3
Octet 4
NONCELL
M
(High)

RXLEV-NCELL1

Octet 6

BSIC-NCELL 1
(high part)
BSIC-NCELL 1
RXLEV-NCELL 2
(low part)
(high part)
RXLEV
BCCH-FREQ-NCELL 2
BSIC-NCELL 2
NCELL
(high part)
2 (low)
BSIC-NCELL 2
RXLEV-NCELL 3
(low part)
(high part)
RXLEV-NCELL 3
BCCH-FREQ-NCELL 3
BSIC(high part)
NCELL
3
(high)
BSIC-NCELL 3
RXLEV-NCELL 4
(low part)
(high part)
RXLEV-NCELL 4
BCCH-FREQ-NCELL 4
(low part)
BSIC-NCELL 4
RXLEV-NCELL 5
(high part)
RXLEV NCELL 5 (low part)
BCCH-FREQ-NCELL 5
(high part)
BCCHBSIC-NCELL 5
RXLEV
FREQNCELL
NCELL
6 (high
5
part)
(low)
RXLEV NCELL 6 (low part)
BCCH-FREQ-NCELL 6
(high part)
BCCH-FREQBSIC-NCELL 6
NCELL 6 (low)

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Octet 8
Octet 9

Octet 10
Octet 11

Octet 12
Octet 13
Octet 14
Octet 15
Octet 16

Octet 17
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6.38.2 MEASUREMENT RESULTS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the results of the measurements made by the MS on the serving cell and the neighbour
cells.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8
BA
used
3G BA
used
0
spare

DTX
RXLEV - FULL-SERVING CELL
Used
MEAS
RXLEV - SUB-SERVING CELL
VAL.
RXQUAL-FULL
RXQUAL-SUB
SERVING CELL
SERVING CELL

NO CELL-M
(Low part)
BCCH-FREQ-NCELL 1

1
Octet 1
Octet 2
NONCELL
M
(High)

RXLEV-NCELL1

Octet 4

BSIC-NCELL 1
(high part)
BSIC-NCELL 1
RXLEV-NCELL 2
(low part)
(high part)
RXLEV
BCCH-FREQ-NCELL 2
BSIC-NCELL 2
NCELL
(high part)
2 (low)
BSIC-NCELL 2
RXLEV-NCELL 3
(low part)
(high part)
RXLEV-NCELL 3
BCCH-FREQ-NCELL 3
BSIC(high part)
NCELL
3
(high)
BSIC-NCELL 3
RXLEV-NCELL 4
(low part)
(high part)
RXLEV-NCELL 4
BCCH-FREQ-NCELL 4
(low part)
BSIC-NCELL 4
RXLEV-NCELL 5
(high part)
RXLEV NCELL 5 (low part)
BCCH-FREQ-NCELL 5
(high part)
BCCHBSIC-NCELL 5
RXLEV
FREQNCELL
NCELL
6 (high
5
part)
(low)
RXLEV NCELL 6 (low part)
BCCH-FREQ-NCELL 6
(high part)
BCCH-FREQBSIC-NCELL 6
NCELL 6 (low)

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Octet 6
Octet 7

Octet 8
Octet 9

Octet 10
Octet 11
Octet 12
Octet 13
Octet 14

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SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


BA-USED

DTX USED

The value of the BA-IND field of the neighbour cells description


information element defining the BCCH allocation used for the coding of
BCCH-FREQ-NCELL fields. Range 0 to 1.
This bit indicates whether or not the MS used DTX during the previous
measurement period.
0 DTX was not used
1 DTX was used

RXLEV-FULL-SERVING CELL and RXLEV-SUB-SERVING CELL


Received signal strength on serving cell measured respectively on all slots and on a subset
of slots. It is coded as the binary representation of a value N (refer to GSM TS 05.08).
The range is 0 to 63.
MEAS-VALID :
This bit indicates if the measurement results for the dedicated channel
are valid or not.
0 the measurement results are valid.
1 the measurement results are not valid.
3G-BA-USED :
The value of the 3G-BA-IND field of the neighbour cells description information
element or elements defining the 3G Neighbour Cell list used for the coding of 3G BCCH-FREQNCELL fields. Range 0 to 1.
RXQUAL FULL-SERVING-CELL
RXQUAL SUB-SERVING-CELL
Received signal quality on serving cell, measured respectively on all slots and on a subset of
the slots. The range is 0 to 7.
NO-CELL M
000
001
010
011
100
101
110
111

Number of neighbouring cell measurements.

No Neighbour cell measurement result


1 "
"
"
2 "
"
"
3 "
"
"
4 "
"
"
5 "
"
"
6 "
"
"
Neighbour cell information not available for serving cell

Note: If NO_CELL_M<6 the remaining RXLEV_NCELL i.e. BS_FREQ_NCELL-i and


BSIC_BCELL-i fields (NO_CELL_M<i6) shall be coded with a "0" in each bit.
RXLEV NCELL i :
Range 0 to 63
If the ith neighbour cell is a GSM cell, this field is the received signal strength on the i'th
neighbouring cell.
If the i'th neighbour cell is a 3G cell, this field is the contents of the Ec/No.
BCCH FREQ NCELL i :
- For GSM cell, BCCH carrier of the i'th neighbouring cell. It is the representation of the
position of the i'th neighbouring cells BCCH carrier in the BCCH channel list. Range 0 to 31.
- For 3G cell, this field will be coded as 31.

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BSIC NCELL i :
Range 0 to 63.
For GSM cell, this field is Base Station identity code for the i'th neighbouring cell.
For 3G cell, this field carries the index of the i'th 3G neighbour cell in the 3G neighbour cell
list.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This information is used by the BSC to perform pre-processing, power control and handover
evaluation.

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6.39 NOTIFICATION/FACCH

NAME

NOTIFICATION/FACCH

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

FACCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent, in unacknowledged mode using the RR short protocol


discriminator by the network to notify the mobile stations in dedicated mode or in
on-going voice broadcast calls or voice group calls on other voice broadcast calls
or voice group calls in that cell.

DIRECTION

From: BTS

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(bits)

RR short PD
Message type
Short layer2 header
Group Call information
Paging Information
MAXIMUM IMPLEMENTATION LENGTH
The message shall not exceed a maximum length of 23 octets.
NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

1
5
2
176
176
184

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

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6.39.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


<NOTIFICATION FACCH>

::= <RR short PD : bit>


<message type : bit(5)>
<short layer 2 header : bit(2)>
{0 <Group Call information>
|1 <Paging Information>}
{ null
|L
|H
-- Additions in Release 6 :
{ 0 | 1 < CELL_GLOBAL_COUNT: bit (2) >
< B22_COUNT:bit >}
{0 | 1 < VSTK_RAND : bit (36) >}
}
<spare padding> ;

<Group Call information> ::=

<Group Call Reference : bit(36)>


{0|1 <Group Channel Description>} ;

<Group Channel Description> : :=


<Channel Description : bit(24)>
{0
-- Non hopping case
|1 {0 <Mobile Allocation : <bit string>>
|1 <Frequency Short List : bit(64)>}} ;
<Paging Information>

::= <mobile identity : <bit string>>


<channel first: bit(2)>
{0|1 <eMLPP priority : bit(3)>} ;

<bit string> ::= null | bit <bit string> ;

6.39.2 NOTIFICATION/FACCH with Group call Information

BIT DESCRIPTION
Notification/FACCH without Group Channel Description

8
0(header)

RR
short
PD
0

Message type

Short layer 2
header

2
3

Group call Reference

4
5

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Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
Spare
paddin paddin
g
g
0
1
.

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
1

..
22

Notification/FACCH with Group Channel Description


Non hopping case

8
0(header)

RR
short
PD
0

5
Message type

Short layer 2
header

2
3

Group call Reference

4
5

Channel type and TDMA


offset cont
TSC
H
Spare
Spare
Cont
0
0
0
A R F C N (low part)

7
8

ARFCN (Hpart)

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
Spare
paddin paddin
g
g
0
1
.

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
1
Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
1

..
22

TN

Channel type
and TDMA offset
TSC

Notification/FACCH with Group Channel Description


Hopping case with mobile allocation
8
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2
3

Group Call Reference

4
5

Channel type and TDMA


offset cont
TSC
H
(High part)
Cont
1
HSN

7
8
9

TN
MAIO

Channel type
and TDMA offset
TSC
(low part)
1

Length of Mobile alloc. Contents =n (n < 8) See note

10

MA
C
8n

MA
C
8n-1

MA
C
8n-7

..

..

10 +(n-1)

10+ n

22

MA
C
8
Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
Spare
paddin paddin
g
g
0
1
.

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

MA
C
1
Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
1

Note: According to ref.[38], If NF mod 8 <> 0 then bits NF (NF: Number of Frequencies defined by the
CA (Cell Channel Description in the System Information Type 1 message) to 8n in octet 10
must be coded with a "0" in each. For example, if NF = 12, then Mobile Allocation is coded as
follow:
9

Length of Mobile alloc. Contents = 2

10

11

MAC
8

MAC
7

MAC
6

MAC
5

MAC
12
MAC
4

MAC
11
MAC
3

MAC
10
MAC
2

MAC
9
MAC
1

Notification/FACCH carries Group Call Information with Group Channel Description


Hopping case with frequency short list
8
0 (header)

RR
short
PD
0

Message type

Short layer 2
header

2
3

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4
5

Channel type and TDMA


offset cont
TSC
H
(High part)
Cont
1
HSN

7
8

Channel type
and TDMA offset
TSC

TN
MAIO

(low part)
1

9
10
11
12

Frequency short list

13
14
15
16
17

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
Spare
paddin paddin
g
g
0
1
.

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
1

..
22

Spare
paddin
g
1

6.39.3 PARAMETER DESCRIPTION


6.39.3.1 Group Call Reference
In the message notification/facch the group call reference only contains octets n-n+4 and bits 5 to 8 of
octet n+4.
The description is given in a byte aligned format for readability.
8

1
octet n

Group or Broadcast call reference

octet n+1
octet n+2

SF
Ciphering information

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Group or Broadcast call reference :


A bit(27) string identifying the voice group call in case of VGCS.
SF Service flag

0
1

VBS (broadcast call reference) Not used


VGCS (group call reference)

AF Acknowledgement flag, network to MS direction:

0
1

acknowledgement is not required


acknowledgement is required Not used

Call priority
Set to the value received in the VGCS assignement request message
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1

0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1

0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1

no priority applied
call priority level 4
call priority level 3
call priority level 2
call priority level 1
call priority level 0
call priority level B
call priority level A

Ciphering information

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1

0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1

0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1

no ciphering
ciphering with cipher key number 1 Not used
ciphering with cipher key number 2 Not used
ciphering with cipher key number 3 Not used
ciphering with cipher key number 4 Not used
ciphering with cipher key number 5 Not used
ciphering with cipher key number 6 Not used
ciphering with cipher key number 7 Not used
ciphering with cipher key number 8 Not used
ciphering with cipher key number 9 Not used
ciphering with cipher key number A Not used
ciphering with cipher key number B Not used
ciphering with cipher key number C Not used
ciphering with cipher key number D Not used
ciphering with cipher key number E Not used
ciphering with cipher key number F Not used

6.39.3.2 Group Channel Description


The <Group Channel Description> field is optionally present. When present only the Channel
description is provided in the case of non hopping channels. In the case where the channel is hopping
then either a mobile allocation or a frequency short list is provided.

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6.39.3.2.1 Channel description


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Octet 1
Channel type and TDMA offset.
Bits 8 7 6 5 4
0 0 0 0 1
TCH/FS + ACCHs (speech codec version 1)
0 0 0 1 T
TCH/HS + ACCHs (speech codec version 1)
1 0 0 0 0
TCH/FS + ACCHs (speech codec version 2) (not used)
0 0 1 T T
SDCCH/4 + SACCH/C4 (not used)
0 1 T T T
SDCCH/8 + SACCH/C8 (not used)
all other values are reserved.
T bit indicates the Subchannel Number.
TN : Time slot (0 to 7)
Octets 2 and 3:
TSC : Training Sequence Code (0 to 7)
H

: "0" Single RF channel


"1" RF hopping channel

Channel selector:
H = "0":
The channel selector field consists of the absolute RF channel number.
Bits 4 3
0 0 spare
ARFCN:
Octet 2
Octet 3

Bits 2,1 High part of ARFCN


Bits 8 to 1 ARFCN low part

The ARFCN is coded as the binary representation of the absolute RF channel


Number.
Range 0 to 1023.

H = "1":

The channel selector field consists of the mobile allocation index offset, MAIO, and the
hopping sequence number, HSN.

MAIO:
Octet 2
Octet 3

Bits 4 to 1 High part


Bits 8 to 7 Low part

HSN (Octet 3, Bits 1 to 6)


Value 0 to 63.
The HSN field is coded as the binary representation of the hopping sequence number.

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6.39.3.2.2 Mobile allocation


DEFINITION
To provide the part of the RF channels belonging to the cell allocation which is used in the Mobile
Station hopping sequence.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length of Mobile alloc. contents 8


MA
C
8n

MA
C
8n-1

MA
C
8n-7
:

MA
C
8

MA
C
1

MA length depends on the relative frequency span of the frequencies in the cell allocation frequency
list
MA Ci: Mobile Allocation RF channel i - the RF channels represented in the MA Ci bit fields are those
which in the cell channel description information element are coded with "1" in the CA ARFCN
N bit fields.
MA Ci = CA ARFCN N(i)

i = 1,2...NF

(NF = Number of Frequencies in the CA frequency list).


For a RF channel belonging to the Mobile Allocation the MA Ci bit is coded with a "1",
for a RF channel not belonging to the Mobile Allocation, the MA Ci bit is coded with a "0".
For example, if NF = 12, then Mobile Allocation is coded as follow:
Length of Mobile alloc. Contents = 2
0

MAC
8

MAC
7

MAC
6

MAC
5

MAC
12
MAC
4

MAC
11
MAC
3

MAC
10
MAC
2

MAC
9
MAC
1

6.39.3.3 Frequency short list


The Frequency Short List information element is element of 64 bits length.
This element is encoded exactly as the Frequency List information element, except that it has a fixed
length instead of a variable length and does not contain a length indicator and that it shall not be
encoded in bitmap 0 format.

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DEFINITION
To provide the absolute radio frequency channel numbers used in a cell (fixed length
frequency list).

BIT DESCRIPTION

Range 1024 format


8

W(1)
(high part)

1
0
FORMAT-ID

0
FORMID
W(1) (low part)

F0

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 9 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 8 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 7 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 6 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 10-k bits

Range

512 format

supported

ORIGARFCN

1
0
FORMAT-ID

ORIGARFCN
(low)
W(1) (low part)

0
0
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
W(1) (high part)

3
4

W(2) (high part)

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 8 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 7 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 6 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 5 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 9-k bits
Range

256 format

supported

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ORIGARFCN
(low)
W(1)
(low
part)

W(1) (high part)

W(2)

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 7 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 6 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 5 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 4 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 8-k bits
Range

128 format

supported

ORIGARFCN

1
0
FORMAT-ID

ORIGARFCN
(low)

1
0
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
W(1)

3
4

:
W(2) to W(3) are on 6 bits, when present
W(4) to W(7) are on 5 bits, when present
W(8) to W(15) are on 4 bits, when present
W(16) to W(31) are on 3 bits, when present
W(2k) to W(2(k+1)- 1) are on 7-k bits

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Variable bit map format

supported

1
0
FORMAT-ID

1
1
ORIGFORMAT-ID
ARFCN
(continued)
high
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(low)
:
:
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
31
33
34
35
36
37
38
39

3
4

Bits 5 and 6 are spare bits in octet 2.

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID
F0

: Format identifier.
: Frequency 0 indicator. Coded 0 if ARFCN 0 is not a member of the set. Coded 1 if
ARFCN 0 is a member of the set.

ORIG-ARFCN : This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.
RRFCN N: Relative radio frequency channel number N
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = (ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '1'.
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = (ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 not belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '0'.
W

: Each non null W(k) allows to compute, together with some previous W(i) the ARFCN
F(k) of a frequency in the set (see 3GPP TS 44.018 for computation formulas).

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

ORIG-ARFCN, RRFCN N

: Values stored
reconfigurations.

in

BSC

and

updated

according

to

system

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This parameter is transparent for the BTS when received.
At the BSC site, the BSC has to provide the following information:

Channel type and TDMA offset and TN depends of the resource to be allocated by the resource
manager.

H: fixed value according if hopping is used or not (this information has to be provided by O&M).

Channel selector.

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The parameter is transparent for the BTS when received from the BSC.
Note: mandatory if Frequency Hopping system in used, otherwise if not sent the length is 0

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6.39.4 NOTIFICATION/FACCH with paging Information


BIT DESCRIPTION

8
0 (header)

RR
short
PD
1

Message type

Short layer 2
header

ID digit 1
Type of
ID
Cont
ID digit
2
Cont

Length of Mobile Identity contents

2
3

OEI

ID digit 3

Type of ID
ID digit 2

ID digit p+1

ID digit
p
Cont

22

Channel first

ID digit p
Spare
padding
1

Spare
Spare
padding
padding
1
0
eMLPP priority

Spare
padding
1
Padding
1

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
Spare
paddin paddin
g
g
0
1
.

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
0

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
1

Spare
paddin
g
1

6.39.4.1 Mobile Identity


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide either the IMSI, the TMSI or the IMEI. IMEISV is not used.
Note IMSI 15 digits
TMSI = 4 octets
IMEI = 15 digits

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Type of ID:

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001
010
011
100

IMSI
IMEI
IMEISV
TMSI

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No identity
other values reserved

Not used

OEI: Odd Even Indicator


value

0: even number of identity digits (even for TMSI)


1: odd number of digits

Filled digit :1 1 1 1
Octet 2
For the IMSI and the IMEI this field is coded using BCD coding. If the number of identify digits is even
then bits 5 to 8 of the last octet shall be filled with an end mark coded as '1111'.
If the mobile identity is the TMSI then bits 5 to 8 of octet 2 is coded as '1111' and bit 8 of octet 3 is the
most significant bit, and bit 1 of the last octet is the least significant bit.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
BSC transparent.

6.39.4.2 Channel first


7
0
0
1
1

6
0
1
0
1

Any channel.
SDCCH. Not used
TCH/F (Full rate). Not used
TCH/H or TCH/F (Dual rate) Not used.

6.39.4.3 eMLPP priority


0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1

0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1

0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1

no priority applied
call priority level 4
call priority level 3
call priority level 2
call priority level 1
call priority level 0
call priority level B
call priority level A

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6.40 NOTIFICATION/NCH
NAME

NOTIFICATION/NCH

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

NCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the NCH by the network to notify mobile stations of VBS
or VGCS calls in the current cell. The VBS or VGCS calls are identified by their
broadcast call reference or group call reference, respectively. For each
reference, the corresponding VBS or VGCS call channel may be indicated.

DIRECTION

From : BTS

To : MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

L2 Pseudo Length
Header
NT/N Rest Octets

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

MV
MV
MV

1
2
20

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

23

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT
See ref [36]
SPECIF
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6.40.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

L2 Pseudo length

NT/N Rest Octets

See CSN.1 description in 6.40.1.1

6.40.1.1 NT/N Rest Octets description

NT/N Rest Octets ::=


{0 I 1<NLN(NCH) : bit (2)>}
<list of Group Call NCH information>
{ null | L
| H -- Additions in Release 6:
{ 0 | 1 < CELL_GLOBAL_COUNT: bit (2) >}
< List of Reduced GCR >
< List of VSTK_RAND information >
}
<Spare padding>;
<List of Group Call NCH information> ::=
0 | 1 <Group Call information> <List of Group Call NCH information> ;
<Group Call information> ::=

<Group Call Reference : bit(36)>


{0|1 <Group Channel Description>} ;
<Group Channel Description> : :=
<Channel Description : bit(24)>
{0 -- Non hopping case
|1 {0 <Mobile Allocation : <bit string>>
|1 <Frequency Short List : bit(64)>}} ;

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Information elements

NLN(NCH)

Group Call Reference>

Group Call Reference>

Group Call Reference>

Group Call Reference>

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1<NLN(NCH): bit (2)>

<NLN(NCH): bit (2)>

1 <Group Call information>

36

<Group Call Reference: bit(36)>: for VGCS


Call 1

0 (there is no group channel description)

1 <Group Call information>

36

<Group Call Reference: bit(36)>: for VGCS


Call 2

0 (there is no group channel description)

1 <Group Call information>

36

<Group Call Reference: bit(36)>: for VGCS


Call 3

0 (there is no group channel description)

1 <Group Call information>

36

<Group Call Reference: bit(36)>: for VGCS


Call 4

0 (there is no group channel description)

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Information elements

NLN(NCH)

Group Call Reference>

Channel Description

Group Call Reference>

Channel Description

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<NLN(NCH): bit (2)>

1 <Group Call information>

36

<Group Call Reference: bit(36)>: for VGCS


Call 1

1 <Group Channel Description>, for VGCS Call 1

24

<Channel Description : bit(24)>, for VGCS


Call 1

-- Non hopping case, for VGCS Call 1

1 <Group Call information>

36

<Group Call Reference: bit(36)>: for VGCS


Call 2

1 <Group Channel Description>, for VGCS Call 2

24

<Channel Description : bit(24)>, for VGCS


Call 2

-- Non hopping case, for VGCS Call 2

30

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VGCS Call 1: Frequency Hopping with Mobile Allocation (number of Radio frequencies in the
cell equal to 12, see section 6.39.3.2.2 );
VGCS Call 2: Non-hopping.

Length
(bit)

Information
elements

NLN(NCH)

Group
Reference>

Call

Channel Description

Mobile Allocation

Group
Reference>

Coding rules

1<NLN(NCH): bit (2)>

<NLN(NCH): bit (2)>

1 <Group Call information>

36

<Group Call Reference: bit(36)>: for VGCS Call 1

1 <Group Channel Description>, for VGCS Call 1

24

<Channel Description : bit(24)>, for VGCS Call 1

0 <Mobile Allocation : <bit string>>, for VGCS Call 1

-- hopping case, for VGCS Call 1

24

Call

Channel Description

Spare padding

1 <Group Call information>

36

<Group Call Reference: bit(36)>: for VGCS Call 2

1 <Group Channel Description>, for VGCS Call 2

24

<Channel Description : bit(24)>, for VGCS Call 2

-- Non hopping case, for VGCS Call 2

6.40.2 PARAMETER DESCRIPTION


6.40.2.1 Notification List Number
NLN(NCH) : This field gives the NLN value to be used .

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6.40.2.2 Group Call Reference


See 6.39.3.1

6.40.2.3 Group channel description


6.40.2.3.1 Channel description
See 6.39.3.2.1

6.40.2.3.2 Mobile Allocation


See 6.39.3.2.2

6.40.2.3.3 Frequency short list


See 6.39.3.3

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6.41 NOTIFICATION RESPONSE


NAME

NOTIFICATION RESPONSE

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

FACCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent by the mobile station to the network to respond on a


notification for a voice group call.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: BTS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
Mobile Station Classmark 2
Mobile Identity
Group or broadcast Call reference

TYPE

COMMEN
T

LENGTH
(byte)
2
4
2-9
5

M LV
M LV
MV

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

20

TIMER

FOLLOWING
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6.41.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Length of MS classmark 2 contents


Mobile Station
Classmark 2

0
spare
0
spare

Revision
ESlevel
IND
PS
SS Screen.
Capa.
Indicator

CM3

0
spare

A5/1
SM.
cap

RF power
Capability
FC
VBS

VGCS

LCS
UCS2 SoLSA CMSP
VA
CAP
Length of Mobile Identity contents

ID digit 1

OEI

A5/3

A5/2

Type of ID

Mobile

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

Identity

...

...

ID digit p+1

ID digit p

Group or broadcast
Call reference
group or broadcast call reference

SF
Ciphering
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Spare
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Call priority
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6.41.2 MS Classmark 2
TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Defines certain attributes of the Mobile Station equipment in use on a particular transaction.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length
0
spare
0
spare

Revision
ES
level
IND
PS
SS Screen.
Capa.
Indicator

CM3

0
spare

LCS
VA
CAP

UCS2

A5/1

RF power
Capability

SM.
cap

VBS

VGCS

SoLSA

CMSP

A5/3

2
FC

A5/2

Bit 8 of octet 2 spare set to 0


Bits 8 of octet 3 spare set to 0

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 2:
Bits
Revision level

76
00
01
10

Bit
ES-IND

5
0
1

Bit
A5/1
Bits
RF Power capability
P-GSM, GSM850 and
E-GSM

DCS1800

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Reserved for phase 1


Used by phase 2 MS
Used by mobile stations supporting R99 or later
versions of the protocol
All other value reserved
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option not
implemented.
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option
implemented.

4
0
1
321

algorithm A5/1 available


algorithm A5/1 not available.

000

class 1

001
010
011
100

class 2
class 3
class 4
class 5
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved

000
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DCS1900

Octet 3:
Bit
PS Capability
Bits
SS Screening Indicator

Bit
SM Capability

Bit
VBS Voice Broadcast
Service

Bit
VGCS Voice
Call Service

Group

000
001
010

7
0
1
65
00
01
10
11
4
0
1
3
0

PS capability not present


PS capability present
Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
Defined in GSM 04.80
MS does not support mobile terminated point to point
SMS.
MS supports mobile terminated point to point SMS.
no VBS capability or no notifications wanted

1
VBS capability and notifications wanted
Not implemented in the BSS.
2
0
no VGCS capability or no notifications wanted
1

Bit
FC
Capability

class 1
class 2
class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved

VGCS capability and notifications wanted

1
Frequency
GSM900

GSM850, DCS1800,
DCS1900

0
1
0

The MS does not support the extension band G1 in


addition to the primary GSM band.
The MS does support the extension band G1.
Reserved for future use

Note: only FC is checked in this release and only in GSM900 configuration.

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Octet 4
Bit
CM3 Classmark 3

Bit
LCS VA capability

Bit
UCS2 treatment

Bit
SoLSA
Bit
CMSP: CM Service Prompt

Bit
A5/3 algorithm supported
Bit
A5/2 algorithm supported

8
0
1

No additional MS capability
Additional MS capabilities are described in the MS
Classmark 3 information element.

6
0

LCS value added location request notification capability not


supported
1
LCS value added location request notification capability
supported
Not implemented in the BSS.
5
0
the ME has a preference for the default alphabet (defined in
GSM 03.38) over UCS2
1
the ME has no preference between the use of the default
alphabet and the use of UCS2.
Not implemented in the BSS.
4
0
The ME does not support SoLSA
1
The ME supports SoLSA.
3
0
"Network initiated MO CM connection request" not supported
1
"Network initiated MO CM connection request" supported for
at least one CM protocol.
Not implemented in the BSS.
2
0
A5/3 not available
1
A5/3 available
1
0
A5/2 not available
1
A5/2 available
Note: only A5/2 is checked in this release.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The BSC takes this information in order to have the MS power capability for the power control
algorithm, the MS frequency capability and the MS ciphering capability.
Additional mobile info can be obtained by invoking the classmark interrogation procedure.

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6.41.3 Mobile Identity


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide either the IMSI, the TMSI or the IMEI. IMEISV is not used.
Note IMSI 15 digits
TMSI = 4 octets
IMEI = 15 digits
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length of Mobile Identity contents


ID digit 1

OEI

Type of ID

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

ID digit p+1

ID digit P

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Type of ID:

001
IMSI
010
IMEI
011
IMEISV
100
TMSI
000
No identity
other values reserved

Not used
Not used
Not used

OEI: Odd Even Indicator


value

0: even number of identity digits (even for TMSI)


1: odd number of digits

Filled digit :1 1 1 1
Octet 2
For the IMSI and the IMEI this field is coded using BCD coding. If the number of identify digits is even
then bits 5 to 8 of the last octet shall be filled with an end mark coded as '1111'.
If the mobile identity is the TMSI then bits 5 to 8 of octet 2 is coded as '1111' and bit 8 of octet 3 is the
most significant bit, and bit 1 of the last octet is the least significant bit.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
BSC transparent.

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6.41.4 Group or broadcast Call reference


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Descriptive Group or Broadcast Call Reference provides information describing a voice group or
broadcast call
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Binary coding of the group or broadcast call reference

octet 1
octet 2
octet 3

SF
Ciphering information

AF
0

call priority
Spare
0
0
0

octet 4
octet 5

SF Service flag (octet 5)


Bit 5
0
VBS (broadcast call reference) Not used
1
VGCS (group call reference)

AF Acknowledgement flag (octet 5), MS to network direction:


Bit 4 is spare and shall be set to "0".
Call priority (octet 5)
Bits 1 to 3 are spare and shall be set to "0".
Ciphering information (octet 6)
Bits 5 to 8 are spare and shall be set to "0".

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


Transparently sent through the BSS.

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6.42 PACKET ASSIGNMENT


NAME

PACKET ASSIGNMENT

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

FUNCTION

DIRECTION

INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

44.018
This message is sent on the main DCCH by the network to the mobile station to
change the channel configuration to a multislot configuration with CS and PS
connections when neither timing adjustment nor reallocation of the CS timeslot is
needed.
From: BSC

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME

TYPE

Header
GPRS broadcast information
RR Packet Uplink Assignment
RR Packet Downlink Assignment

M LV
O TLV
O TLV

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2
7-10
3-13
3-10

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

35

TIMER

FOLLOWING
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6.42.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

GPRS broadcast

length

information

See description below


0

RR Packet Uplink
Assignment

0
Length

See description below


0

RR Packet Downlink
Assignment

0
Length

See description below

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6.42.2 GPRS broadcast information


The GPRS broadcast informationi information element provides the mobile station with relevant GPRS
information needed for correct DTM operation.
< GPRS broadcast information value part > ::=
< GPRS Cell Options : < GPRS Cell Options IE > >
< GPRS Power Control Parameters : < GPRS Power Control Parameters struct > >
< spare bit >**;

6.42.2.1 GPRS Cell Options


TYPE: O
DEFINITION
The GPRS Cell Options information element is used to control a set of cell options related to GPRS.
BIT DESCRIPTION
< GPRS Cell Options IE > ::=
< NMO : bit (2) >
< T3168 : bit (3) >
< T3192 : bit (3) >
< DRX_TIMER_MAX : bit (3) >
< ACCESS_BURST_TYPE : bit >
< CONTROL_ACK_TYPE : bit >
< BS_CV_MAX : bit (4) >
{0|1
< PAN_DEC : bit (3) > (Note 1)
< PAN_INC : bit (3) >
< PAN_MAX : bit (3) > }
-- Optional extension information,
{0|1
<Extension Length : bit (6)> (Note 2)
< bit (val(Extension Length) + 1)
& { <Extension Information > ! { bit ** = <no string> } } > } ;
< Extension Information> : : =
{ 0 | 1 EGPRS supported by the cell if the choice bit is set to '1'
<EGPRS_PACKET_ CHANNEL_REQUEST : bit>
< BEP_PERIOD : bit (4) > }
<PFC_FEATURE_MODE: bit>
<DTM_SUPPORT: bit>
<BSS_PAGING_COORDINATION: bit>
-- REL-4 extension:
< CCN_ACTIVE : bit >
< NW_EXT_UTBF : bit >;
-- REL 6 extension:
< MULTIPLE_TBF_CAPABILITY : bit >
< EXT_UTBF_NO_DATA : bit >
< DTM_ENHANCEMENTS_CAPABILITY : bit >
{0
-- MBMS procedures not supported by the cell if the choice bit is set to '0' (Note 3)
|1
-- MBMS procedures supported by the cell if the choice bit is set to '1'
< DEDICATED_MODE_MBMS_NOTIFICATION_SUPPORT: bit >
< MNCI_SUPPORT : bit > }
<spare bit > ** ;
Note 1: PAN_DEC, PAN_INC, PAN_MAX should be present.
Note 2: Extension information should be present.
Note 3: MBMS procedures are not supported.

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SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


NMO (2 bit field)
This field is the binary representation of the Network Mode of Operation, see 3GPP TS 03.60:
00
Network Mode of Operation I
01
Network Mode of Operation II
10
Network Mode of Operation III
11
Reserved.
T3168 (3 bit field)
This field is the binary representation of the timeout value of timer T3168. Range: 0 to 7. The
timeout value is given as the binary value plus one in units of 500 millisecond.
T3192 (3 bit field)
This field is the binary representation of the timeout value of timer T3192. Range: 0 to 7. The
timeout value is given as follows:
000
500 msec
001
1000 msec
010
1500 msec
011
0 msec
100
80 msec
101
120 msec
110
160 msec
111
200 msec
DRX_TIMER_MAX (3 bit field)
This field is the binary representation of the parameter DRX_TIMER_MAX. Range: 0 to 7. The
parameter value is given as two taken to the power of the binary value minus one (2 (bv - 1) ) in
units of 1 second. The binary value zero indicates the parameter value zero (i.e, the
parameter takes the values: 0, 1 s, 2 s, 4 s, .. 64 s.)
ACCESS_BURST_TYPE (1 bit field)
The ACCESS_BURST_TYPE field indicates if the 8 or 11 bit format shall be used in the
PACKET CHANNEL REQUEST message, the PTCCH uplink block (3GPP TS 04.04) and in
the PACKET CONTROL ACKNOWLEDGMENT message when the format is four access
bursts. The field is coded as follows:
0 8-bit format shall be used
1 11-bit format shall be used
CONTROL_ACK_TYPE (1 bit field)
This field is the binary representation of the default format of the PACKET CONTROL
ACKNOWLEDGMENT message:
0 default format is four access bursts
1 default format is RLC/MAC control block. (not used)
BS_CV_MAX (4 bit field)
This field is the binary representation of the parameter BS_CV_MAX. Range: 0 to 15. The
value BS_CV_MAX=0 shall be interpreted as value BS_CV_MAX=1 for calculation of T3198,
T3200 and N3104max values
PAN_DEC (3 bit field)
This field is the binary representation of the parameter PAN_DEC. If the field in not included,
the default value 0 shall be used. Range: 0 to 7.

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PAN_INC (3 bit field)


This field is the binary representation of the parameter PAN_INC. If the field in not included,
the default value 0 shall be used. Range: 0 to 7.
PAN_MAX (3 bit field)
This field defines the maximum value allowed for counter N3102.
000
maximum value allowed for counter N3102 is 4
001
maximum value allowed for counter N3102 is 8
...
111
maximum value allowed for counter N3102 is 32
If the PAN_MAX field in not included, the default value 0 (i.e. N3102 max = 4) shall be used.
Optional extension information:
EGPRS_PACKET_CHANNEL_REQUEST (1 bit field)
0

EGPRS capable MSs shall use EGPRS PACKET CHANNEL


REQUEST message for uplink TBF establishment on the PRACH
when there is a PBCCH in the cell or on the RACH when there is no
PBCCH in the cell.
EGPRS capable MSs shall use two phase packet access with
PACKET CHANNEL REQUEST message on the PRACH for uplink
TBF establishment when there is a PBCCH in the cell. EGPRS
capable MSs shall use two phase packet access with CHANNEL
REQUEST message on the RACH when there is no PBCCH in the
cell.

(not used)

BEP_PERIOD (4 bit field)


This field contains the bit error probability (BEP) filter averaging period
PFC_FEATURE_MODE (1 bit field)
0
1

The network does not support packet flow context procedures.


The network supports packet flow context procedures.

DTM_SUPPORT (1 bit field)


This field indicates whether the cell supports DTM or not. It is coded as follows:
0
1

The cell does not support DTM procedures.


The cell supports DTM procedures.

BSS_PAGING_COORDINATION (1 bit field)


This field indicates the network support of CS paging co-ordination in packet transfer mode
during network mode of operation II and III. This field shall be ignored by the mobile station
during network mode of operation I. It is coded as follows:
0
1

The cell does not support Circuit-Switched paging co-ordination


The cell supports Circuit-Switched paging co-ordination

(not used)

CCN_ACTIVE (1 bit field)


This field indicates whether the cell supports Network Assisted Cell Change (NACC) or not. It
is coded as follows :
0
The cell does not support NACC procedures.
1
The cell supports NACC procedures.

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NW_EXT_UTBF (1 bit field)


This field indicates whether the cell supports Uplink Extended TBF mode or not. It is coded as
follows :
0
The cell does not support Extended UL TBF mode procedures.
1
The cell supports Extended UL TBF mode procedures.
MULTIPLE_TBF_CAPABILITY (1 bit field)
This field indicates whether or not the cell supports multiple TBF procedures for A/Gb mode. It
is coded as follows :
0
The cell does not support multiple TBF procedures for A/Gb mode.
1
The cell supports multiple TBF procedures for A/Gb mode.
(not used)
EXT_UTBF_NO_DATA (1 bit field)
This field indicates whether the mobile station during extended uplink TBF mode may refrain
from sending PACKET UPLINK DUMMY CONTROL BLOCK messages when there is no
other RLC/MAC block ready to send in an uplink radio block allocated by the network. It is
coded as follows :
0
The mobile station shall send a PACKET UPLINK DUMMY CONTROL
BLOCK message when there is no other RLC/MAC block ready to
send in an uplink radio block allocated by the network.
1
The mobile station may refrain from sending a PACKET UPLINK
DUMMY CONTROL BLOCK message when there is no other
RLC/MAC block ready to send in an uplink radio block allocated by the
network.
DTM_ENHANCEMENTS_CAPABILITY (1 bit field)
This field indicates whether the cell supports enhanced DTM CS establishment and enhanced
DTM CS release or not. It is coded as follows :
0
The cell does not support enhanced DTM CS establishment and
enhanced DTM CS release.
1
The cell supports enhanced DTM CS establishment and enhanced (not used)
DTM CS release.
DEDICATED_MODE_MBMS_NOTIFICATION_SUPPORT (1 bit field)
This field indicates whether the cell supports Dedicated Mode MBMS Notification or not. It is
coded as follows:
0
The cell does not support the Dedicated Mode MBMS Notification (not used)
procedures.
1
The cell supports the Dedicated Mode MBMS Notification procedures. (not used)
MNCI_SUPPORT (1 bit field)
This field indicates whether the cell supports the distribution of MBMS NEIGHBOURING CELL
INFORMATION messages. It is coded as follows:
0
The cell does not support the distribution of MBMS NEIGHBOURING (not used)
CELL INFORMATION messages
1
The cell supports the distribution of MBMS NEIGHBOURING CELL (not used)
INFORMATION messages

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6.42.2.2 GPRS Power Control Parameters


TYPE: O
DEFINITION
BIT DESCRIPTION
< ALPHA : bit (4) >
< T_AVG_W : bit (5) >
< T_AVG_T : bit (5) >
< PC_MEAS_CHAN : bit >
< N_AVG_I : bit (4) >;
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
ALPHA (4 bit field)
The ALPHA field is the binary representation of the parameter for MS output power control
in units of 0.1, see 3GPP TS 05.08: Range: 0 to 10. Values greater than 10 shall be
interpreted as 10 by the mobile station.
T_AVG_W (5 bit field)
The T_AVG_W field is the binary representation of the parameter TAVG_W for MS output
power control, see 3GPP TS 05.08: Range: 0 to 25. Values greater than 25 shall be
interpreted as 25 by the mobile station.
T_AVG_T (5 bit field)
The T_AVG_T field is the binary representation of the parameter TAVG_T for MS output
power control, see 3GPP TS 05.08: Range: 0 to 25. Values greater than 25 shall be
interpreted as 25 by the mobile station.
PC_MEAS_CHAN (1 bit field)
The PC_MEAS_CHAN field indicates the type of channel which shall be used for downlink
measurements for power control:
0
BCCH;
1
PDCH.
N_AVG_I (4 bit field)
The N_AVG_I field is the binary representation of the parameter NAVG_I for MS output power
control, see 3GPP TS 05.08: Range: 0 to 15.

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6.42.3 RR Packet UL Assignment


TYPE O
DEFINITION
Describes the UL allocated resources.
BIT DESCRIPTION
< RR Packet Uplink Assignment value part > ::=
< CHANNEL_CODING_COMMAND : bit (2) >
< TLLI_BLOCK_CHANNEL_CODING : bit (1) >
< Packet Timing Advance : Packet Timing Advance IE >
{ 01 < Dynamic Allocation : Dynamic Allocation struct >
| 10 < reserved >
| 11 < reserved >
| 00 { 0 < Multiple TBF Allocation : Multiple TBF Allocation struct >
| 1 < Extension > } }
{ null
-- Receiver compatible with earlier release
|
-- Additions for R99
{0|1
< EGPRS_MCS_MODE : bit (4) >
< RESEGMENT : bit (1) >
< EGPRS Window Size : < EGPRS Window Size IE >> }
{0|1
< Packet Extended Timing Advance : bit (2) > }
< SPARE_BITS : bit ** > } ;
< Packet Timing Advance IE > ::=
{0|1
< TIMING_ADVANCE_VALUE : bit (6) > }
{0|1
< TIMING_ADVANCE_INDEX : bit (4) >
< TIMING_ADVANCE_TIMESLOT_NUMBER : bit (3) > } ;
<Dynamic Allocation struct > ::=
< Extended Dynamic Allocation : bit(1)>
{0 | 1 < P0 : bit (4) >
< PR_MODE : bit (1) > }
< USF_GRANULARITY : bit (1) >
{ 0 | 1 < UPLINK_TFI_ASSIGNMENT : bit (5) > }
0
{0
-- Timeslot Allocation
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN0 : bit (3) > }
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN1 : bit (3) > }
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN2 : bit (3) > }
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN3 : bit (3) > }
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN4 : bit (3) > }
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN5 : bit (3) > }
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN6 : bit (3) > }
{ 0 | 1 < USF_TN7 : bit (3) > }
|1
-- Timeslot Allocation with Power Control Parameters
< ALPHA : bit (4) >
{0|1
< USF_TN0 : bit (3) >
< GAMMA_TN0 : bit (5) > }
{0|1
< USF_TN1 : bit (3) >
< GAMMA_TN1 : bit (5) > }
{0|1
< USF_TN2 : bit (3) >
< GAMMA_TN2 : bit (5) > }
{0|1
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{0|1
{0|1
{0|1
{0|1

< GAMMA_TN3 : bit (5) > }


< USF_TN4 : bit (3) >
< GAMMA_TN4 : bit (5) > }
< USF_TN5 : bit (3) >
< GAMMA_TN5 : bit (5) > }
< USF_TN6 : bit (3) >
< GAMMA_TN6 : bit (5) > }
< USF_TN7 : bit (3) >
< GAMMA_TN7 : bit (5) > } } ;

Note : Only coding for dyanmic allocation is provided as it is the only method used in Alcatel BSS for
DTM establishment (extended dynamic allocation is supported in DTM, but through TBF reallocation).
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Field
IEI
Length

Length (bits)
8
8

CHANNEL_CODIN
G_COMMAND

TLLI_BLOCK_CHA
NNEL_CODING

Packet
Advance

Timing

Extended Dynamic
Allocation

USF_GRANULARI
TY

UPLINK_TFI_ASSI
GNMENT

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1
1

1
5
1
1
4

ALPHA

ED

2
1

01

RELEASED

Coding
Set to 00010101
Length (in bytes) of the value part of the 44.018 I.E., i.e.of the
information detailed below
The Channel Coding Indicator field indicates the channel coding
scheme that the mobile station shall use when transmitting on
the uplink.
bits
21
value
00
CS-1
01
CS-2
10
CS-3
11
CS-4
This field indicates the channel coding command that the mobile
station shall use for any RLC data block containing a TLLI field
in the RLC data block header. This field is coded as shown:
0
the mobile station shall use CS-1 in GPRS TBF mode and
MCS-1 in EGPRS TBF mode.
1
the mobile station shall use the value commanded in the
CHANNEL_CODING_COMMAND
or
EGPRS_CHANNEL_CODING_COMMAND field.
This field describes the timing advance mode and timing
advance value assigned to the mobile station.
Set to 00.
Set to 01.
This information field indicates the medium access mode to be
used during the TBF.
0
Dynamic Allocation
1
Extended Dynamic Allocation Set to 0 (dynamic allocation
is used)
Set to 0.
Set to 0.
0
the mobile station shall transmit one RLC/MAC block
1
the mobile station shall transmit four consecutive
RLC/MAC blocks
Set to 0.
Set to 1.
encoded as a binary number.
Range 0 to 31
Set to 0.
Set to 1.
The ALPHA Power control parameter field is coded according to
the following table:
Bits
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4321
0000
0001
:::
1001
1010
USF_TN0
and
GAMMA_TN0
to
USF_TN7
and
GAMMA_TN7

USFs of the allocated PDCHs and its GAMMA_TN.


See note 1.

Set to 1 if the TBF is established in EGPRS mode, set to 0


otherwise.
Included only if the TBF is established in EGPRS mode.
Bits
4321
0 0 0 0 MCS-1
0 0 0 1 MCS-2
0 0 1 0 MCS-3
0 0 1 1 MCS-4
0 1 0 0 MCS-5
0 1 0 1 MCS-6
0 1 1 0 MCS-7
0 1 1 1 MCS-8
1 0 0 0 MCS-9
1 0 0 1 MCS-5-7
1 0 1 0 MCS-6-9
1011
to
1 1 1 1 reserved
Included only if the TBF is established in EGPRS mode.
0 Retransmitted RLC data blocks shall not be re-segmented
1 Retransmitted RLC data blocks shall be re-segmented
according to commanded MCS
Included only if the TBF is established in EGPRS mode.
See note 2.
Set to 0.

RESEGMENT

EGPRS
Size

5
1

Note 1:
Field
USF_TN0

Length (bits)
1
3

GAMMA_TN0

USF_TN1

1
3

GAMMA_TN1

USF_TN2

1
3

GAMMA_TN2

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= 0.9
= 1.0

<=48

EGPRS_MCS_MO
DE

Window

= 0.0
= 0.1

RELEASED

Coding
Indicates whether TS 0 of the TRX is allocated to the MS
USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range
0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB
Indicates whether TS 1 of the TRX is allocated to the MS
USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range
0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB
Indicates whether TS 2 of the TRX is allocated to the MS
USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range
0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB
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USF_TN3

1
3

GAMMA_TN3

USF_TN4

1
3

GAMMA_TN4

USF_TN5

1
3

GAMMA_TN5

USF_TN6

1
3

GAMMA_TN6

USF_TN7

1
3

GAMMA_TN7

Indicates whether TS 3 of the TRX is allocated to the MS


USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range
0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB
Indicates whether TS 4 of the TRX is allocated to the MS
USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range
0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB
Indicates whether TS 5 of the TRX is allocated to the MS
USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range
0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB
Indicates whether TS 6 of the TRX is allocated to the MS
USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range
0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB
Indicates whether TS 7 of the TRX is allocated to the MS
USF value assigned to the MS for the allocated timeslot (range
0 to 7).
Included only if the timeslot is allocated to the MS.
binary representation of the parameter CH for MS output power
control in units of 2 dB

Note 2:
bit
54321
00000
00001
00010
00011
00100
00101
00110
00111
01000
01001
01010
01011
01100
01101
01110
01111
10000
10001
10010
10011
10100
10101
10110
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Value of EGPRS
window size
64
96
128
160
192
224
256
288
320
352
384
416
448
480
512
544
576
608
640
672
704
736
768
RELEASED

Comment

(maximum window size for a 1 timeslot TBF)


(maximum window size for a 2 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 3 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 4 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 5 timeslot TBF)

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10111
11000
11001
11010
11011
11100
11101
11110
11111

800
832
864
896
928
960
992
1024
Reserved

(maximum window size for a 7 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for an 8 timeslot TBF)

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6.42.4 RR Packet DL Assignment


TYPE O
DEFINITION
Describes the DL allocated resources.
BIT DESCRIPTION
< RR Packet Downlink Assignment value part > ::=
< MAC_MODE : bit (2) >
< RLC_MODE : bit (1) >
< TIMESLOT_ALLOCATION : bit (8) >
< Packet Timing Advance : Packet Timing Advance IE >
{ 0 | 1 < P0 : bit (4) >
0
< PR_MODE : bit (1) > }
{ 0 | 1 < Power Control Parameters : Power Control Parameters IE > }
{ 0 | 1 < DOWNLINK_TFI_ASSIGNMENT : bit (5) > }
0
{ null
-- Receiver compatible with earlier release
|
{0|1
-- indicates EGPRS TBF mode, see 3GPP TS 44.060
< EGPRS Window Size : < EGPRS Window Size IE >>
< LINK_QUALITY_MEASUREMENT_MODE : bit (2) > }
{ 0 | 1 < Packet Extended Timing Advance : bit (2) > }
{ null | 0 bit** = < no string > -- Receiver backward compatible
|1
-- Additions for REL-6
{ 1 < Multiple Downlink TBF Assignment : < Multiple Downlink TBF Assignment
struct > > } ** 0
< SPARE_BITS : bit ** > } } ;
< Packet Timing Advance IE > ::=
{0|1
< TIMING_ADVANCE_VALUE : bit (6) > }
{0|1
< TIMING_ADVANCE_INDEX : bit (4) >
< TIMING_ADVANCE_TIMESLOT_NUMBER : bit (3) > } ;
< Power Control Parameters IE > ::=
< ALPHA : bit (4) >
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN0 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN1 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN2 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN3 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN4 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN5 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN6 : bit (5) > }
{ 0 | 1 < GAMMA_TN7 : bit (5) > } ;
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Case 1: GPRS mode
Field
Length (bits)
IEI
8
Length
8
MAC_MODE

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Coding
Set to 00010110
Length (in bytes) of the value part of the 44.018 I.E., i.e.of the
information detailed below
This information field indicates the medium access method to be
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used during the TBF.

bit

RLC_MODE

TIMESLOT_ALLO
CATION

Packet
Advance

Timing

Power
control
parameters
DOWNLINK_TFI_
ASSIGNMENT

1
1
15 or 19
1
5
1
1
1
1

Case 2: EGPRS mode


Field
Length (bits)
IEI
Length

8
8

MAC_MODE

RLC_MODE

TIMESLOT_ALLO
CATION

Packet

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Timing

01

RELEASED

21
00
Dynamic Allocation
01
Extended Dynamic Allocation
10
Fixed Allocation, not half duplex mode
11
Fixed Allocation, half duplex mode
Set to 00. Only dynamic allocation is supported by Alcatel BSS
for DTM establishment
This field indicates the RLC mode of the requested TBF.
0
RLC acknowledged mode
1
RLC unacknowledged mode
This information field indicates the timeslots assigned for use
during the TBF or the timeslots carrying a PCCCH. Bit 8
indicates the status of timeslot 0, bit 7 indicates the status of
timeslot 1, etc. At least one timeslot must be assigned.
0
Timeslot is not assigned
1
Timeslot is assigned
This field describes the timing advance mode and timing
advance value assigned to the mobile station.
Set to 00.
Set to 0.
Set to 1.
This field contains parameters the mobile station shall use to
determine its TX power level.
Set to 1.
encoded as a binary number.
Range 0 to 31
Set to 0.
Set to 0.
Set to 0.
Set to 0.

Coding
Set to 00010110
Length (in bytes) of the value part of the 44.018 I.E., i.e.of the
information detailed below
This information field indicates the medium access method to be
used during the TBF.
bit
21
00
Dynamic Allocation
01
Extended Dynamic Allocation
10
Fixed Allocation, not half duplex mode
11
Fixed Allocation, half duplex mode
Set to 00. Only dynamic allocation is supported by Alcatel BSS
for DTM establishment
This field indicates the RLC mode of the requested TBF.
0
RLC acknowledged mode
1
RLC unacknowledged mode
This information field indicates the timeslots assigned for use
during the TBF or the timeslots carrying a PCCCH. Bit 8
indicates the status of timeslot 0, bit 7 indicates the status of
timeslot 1, etc. At least one timeslot must be assigned.
0
Timeslot is not assigned
1
Timeslot is assigned
This field describes the timing advance mode and timing
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Advance

P0

1
4

PR_MODE

1
1

Power
control
parameters
DOWNLINK_TFI_A
SSIGNMENT

EGPRS
Window
Size
LINK_QUALITY_M
EASUREMENT_M
ODE

1
15 or 19
1
5
1
1
5
2

advance value assigned to the mobile station.


Set to 00.
Set to 1.
If P0 is present, then downlink power control is used.
Bit
4321
0 0 0 0 P0 = 0 dB
0 0 0 1 P0 = 2 dB
0 0 1 0 P0 = 4 dB
:
1 1 1 1 P0 = 30 dB
Set to 0000.
Set to 0.
0
PR mode A: for one addressed MS
1
PR mode B: for all MS
Set to 0.
Set to 1.
This field contains parameters the mobile station shall use to
determine its TX power level.
Set to 1.
encoded as a binary number.
Range 0 to 31
Set to 0.
Set to 1.
Included only if the TBF is established in EGPRS mode.
See note 1.
This field determines the measurements to be included within
the EGPRS Timeslot Link Quality Measurements IE.
bit
21
00

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RELEASED

The MS shall not report either interference measurements


( values) or per slot BEP measurements.

01

The MS shall report available interference measurements


( values) for timeslots 0 through 7. The value is defined
in 3GPP TS 45.008. No per slot mean BEP
measurements shall be reported.

10

The MS shall report mean BEP on each allocated time


slot. The MS shall report the mean BEP measurement
corresponding to the modulation for which it has received
a larger number of blocks since the previous report. The
MS shall make BEP measurements only on Radio Blocks
intended for it. No interference measurements ( values)
shall be reported.

11

The MS shall report mean BEP on each allocated time


slot. The MS shall report the mean BEP measurement
corresponding to the modulation for which it has received
a larger number of blocks since the previous report. The
MS shall make BEP measurements only on Radio Blocks
intended for it. In addition to mean BEP, the MS shall
report interference measurements ( values) for no more
than four time slots. The MS shall first report available
interference measurements for time slots 0, 1, 2, and 3;
the MS shall next report available interference
measurements for time slots 4, 5, 6, and 7; and the MS
shall alternate between these two groups for subsequent
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reports. If any of the interference measurements are


unavailable for reporting for reasons specified in
3GPP TS 45.008, the MS shall substitute least-recentlyreported and available interference measurements for
time slots not already included in the report.
1
1

Set to 0.
Set to 0.

Note 1:
bit
54321
00000
00001
00010
00011
00100
00101
00110
00111
01000
01001
01010
01011
01100
01101
01110
01111
10000
10001
10010
10011
10100
10101
10110
10111
11000
11001
11010
11011
11100
11101
11110
11111

Value of EGPRS
window size
64
96
128
160
192
224
256
288
320
352
384
416
448
480
512
544
576
608
640
672
704
736
768
800
832
864
896
928
960
992
1024
Reserved

Comment

(maximum window size for a 1 timeslot TBF)


(maximum window size for a 2 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 3 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 4 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 5 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 6 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for a 7 timeslot TBF)

(maximum window size for an 8 timeslot TBF)

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6.43 PACKET NOTIFICATION


NAME

PACKET NOTIFICATION

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

FUNCTION
DIRECTION

44.018

This message is sent on the main DCCH by the network to trigger the mobile
station to perform a cell update procedure.
From: BSC
To: MS
INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME

INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

Header
Packet TMSI
C TV
Mobile identity
C TLV
IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

2
5
3-11
18

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

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6.43.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Packet

TMSI

P-TMSI value

Mobile

Identity

IMSI value

6.43.2 P-TMSI
TYPE: C
Included only when a valid P-TMSI is available in the BSS. If this IE is included the Mobile identity IE
shall not be included.
DEFINITION
Packet Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity.
BIT DESCRIPTION

1
0

(P)TMSI octet 1

(P)TMSI octet 2

(P)TMSI octet 3

(P)TMSI octet 4

SUBPARAMETER DEFINITION
Transparent for the BSS.
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6.43.3 MOBILE IDENTITY


TYPE: C
Included only when no P-TMSI is available for the concerned MS.
DEFINITION
To provide the IMSI. TMSI, IMEI and IMEISV are not used in PACKET NOTIFICATION.
Note IMSI 15 digits
TMSI = 4 octets
IMEI = 15 digits
IMEISV = 16 digits
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length of Mobile Identity contents


ID digit 1

OEI

Type of ID

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

ID digit p+1

ID digit P

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Type of ID:

001
010
011
100
000

IMSI
IMEI
IMEISV
TMSI
No identity
other values reserved

Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used

OEI: Odd Even Indicator


value

0:
1:

even number of identity digits (even for TMSI)


odd number of digits

Filled digit :1 1 1 1
Octet 3
For the IMSI and the IMEI this field is coded using BCD coding. If the number of identify digits is even
then bits 5 to 8 of the last octet shall be filled with an end mark coded as '1111'.
If the mobile identity is the TMSI then bits 5 to 8 of octet 2 is coded as '1111' and bit 8 of octet 3 is the
most significant bit, and bit 1 of the last octet is the least significant bit.

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6.44 PAGING REQUEST TYPE 1


NAME

PAGING REQUEST TYPE 1

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE

CCCH
(PCH)

3GPP-REF

44.018

ABIS

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the PCH by the network to up to two mobile stations to
trigger channel access. The mobile stations are identified by their (P)TMSI or
IMSI.

DIRECTION

From: BTS

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

L2 Pseudo Length
Header
Page Mode
Channel Needed for Mobiles 1 & 2
Mobile Identity 1
Mobile Identity 2
P1 Rest Octets

TYPE

MV
MV
MV
MV
M LV
O TLV
MV

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
1
2

2-9
3-10
0-17

Note 1

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

FOLLOWING
EVENT

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

MS accesses the CCCH

No response to paging

SPECIF
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6.44.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


8
L2 Pseudo Length

Channel needed/
Page Mode

L2 Pseudo Length Value

PM

Length
Mobile

ID digit 1

Identity

ID digit 3

OEI

TYPE OF ID
ID digit 2

...................
ID digit P1
0

ID digit P
1

Length
Mobile

ID digit 1

Identity

ID digit 3

OEI

TYPE OF ID

Optional

ID digit 2
...................

ID digit P1

ID digit P

P1 Rest Octets
See
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6.44.2 PAGE MODE


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To control the action of the Mobile Station belonging to the paging subgroup corresponding to the
paging subchannel.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

1
PM

Bits 3 and 4 are spare bits.


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Page Mode

00
01
10
11

Normal paging
Extended paging
Paging - Reorganisation
Same as before

Not used
Not used
Only supported in Immediate Assignment

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The value 'same as before' has been defined instead of 'reserved' to allow the use of this coding with
another meaning in an upward compatible way for later releases of GSM.

6.44.3 CHANNELS NEEDED FOR MOBILES 1 & 2


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To indicate what channel is required for the transaction linked to the paging procedure.
BIT DESCRIPTION

Channel 2

Channel 1

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Channel 1

00
01
10
11

Any Channel
SDCCH
TCH/F
TCH/H or TCH/F

Supported
Not supported
Not supported
Not supported

The field Channel 2 uses the same coding.


PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.44.4 MOBILE IDENTITY


TYPE: M Mobile Identity 1
O Mobile Identity 2
DEFINITION
To provide either the IMSI, the (P)TMSI, but not the IMEI or IMEISV
Note IMSI 15 digits
(P)TMSI = 4 octets
BIT DESCRIPTION

Length
ID digit 1

OEI

TYPE OF ID

ID digit 3

ID digit 2
...................

ID digit P1

ID digit P

*: When the element is mandatory, the IEI is not included.


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Type of ID:

001
IMSI
010
IMEI
011
IMEISV
100
(P)TMSI
000
No identity
Other values reserved

not used
not used

In case of VGCS ,the type of Identity is set to '000' when a fill paging message without any valid
identity has to be sent on the paging subchannel (MS1).
OEI: Odd Even Indicator
value 0: even number of identity digits (even for TMSI)
1: odd number of digits
Filled digit 1 1 1 1
The digit are numerical (0 through 9)
(Digit 1 is the most significant)

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e.g. IMSI = 186543


0

Length
0

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


BTS provides this parameter (or these parameters) according to those given by MSC through the
BSC.
The use of a second Mobile Identity parameter is optional and is given to the choice of the BTS.

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6.44.5 P1 REST OCTETS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
The P1 rest octet information element contains :
the Packet Page Indication which indicates the paging procedure associated with the mobile
station identity (if the identity is not IMSI the Packet Page Indication has no meaning and is
ignored by the mobile station).
status of information on an existing NCH, priority level and Group Call Reference in case of
VGCS .
CSN.1 DESCRIPTION
{

<P1 Rest Octets> ::=


{L I H <NLN(PCH) : bit (2)> <NLN status(PCH) : bit>}
{L I H <Priority1 ::= Priority>}
{L I H <Priority2 ::= Priority>}
{L | H <Group Call information>}
< Packet Page Indication 1 : {L | H} >
< Packet Page Indication 2 : {L | H} >
{ null | L
|H
-- Additions in Release 6 :
{ 0 | 1 < Reduced_GCR : bit (28) >}
{ 0 | 1 < VSTK_RAND : bit (36) >}
{ 0 | 1 < CELL_GLOBAL_COUNT: bit (2) >}
}
<spare padding>;

BIT DESCRIPTION case not related to VGCS

0
spare
0
spare
:
:
0
spare

0
spare
0
spare

1
spare
1
spare

0
spare
0
spare

PPI1

PPI2

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare
1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

1
spare
1
spare
:
:
1
spare

PPI1 : The Packet Page Indication 1 relates to the Mobile Station Identity 1.
PPI2 : The Packet Page Indication 2 relates to the Mobile Station Identity 2.
L
H

paging procedure for RR connection establishment;


packet paging procedure

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


BIT DESCRIPTION case related to VGCS

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Example 1: Only one MS is paged (with IMSI: 15 digits): there are only 10 bytes available for P1 Rest
Octet. A higher priority voice group call to be notified in the cell. The voice group call channel
is allocated in the cell (Non Hopping case)
Information elements

Length
(bit)

Coding rules

NLN(NCH)

<NLN(PCH): bit (2)>

NLN status

NLN status(PCH)

Priority1

Priority2

H <Group Call information>

36

<Group Call Reference: bit(36)>: for VGCS Call


1

1 <Group Channel Description>, for VGCS Call 1

24

<Channel Description : bit(24)>, for VGCS Call


1

Packet Page Indication 1

Packet Page Indication 2

Spare padding

Group Call Reference

Channel Description

Non hopping case, for VGCS Call 1

Example 2: Only one MS is paged (with IMSI: 15 digits): A higher priority voice group call to be
notified in the cell. The voice group call channel is allocated in the cell (Hopping case). There
are only 10 bytes available for P1 Rest Octet. It is not enough for Group Call information. As a
consequence, the coding shall be the following:
Information elements

NLN(PCH)
NLN status(PCH)

<Group Call information>


Packet Page Indication 1
Packet Page Indication 2

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1
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Coding rules
H
< NLN(PCH): bit (2)>
NLN status(PCH)
H
Priority1
H
Priority2
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Information elements
Spare padding

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Example 3:
 There is NO mobile station to be paged.
 A higher priority voice group call to be notified in the cell.
 The voice group call channel is allocated in the cell (Hopping case).
 Number of radio frequencies equal to 12;
There are only 17 bytes available for P1 Rest Octet (since Type of ID is 000, only needs two
bytes, see 6.44.4 ). The coding shall be the following:

Information elements

NLN(PCH)
NLN status(PCH)

Group Call Reference

Length
(bit)
1
2
1
1
3
1
3
1
36

Channel Description

1
24

Packet Page Indication 1


Packet Page Indication 2
Spare padding

1
1
24
1
1
44

Coding rules
H
< NLN(PCH): bit (2)>
NLN status(PCH)
H
Priority1
H
Priority2
H <Group Call information>
<Group Call Reference: bit(36)>: for VGCS Call
1
1 <Group Channel Description>, for VGCS Call 1
<Channel Description : bit(24)>, for VGCS Call
1
1
hopping case, for VGCS Call 1
0
Mobile Allocation
Mobile allocation
L
L

PARAMETER DESCRIPTION
NLN(PCH) : Notification List Number
The presence of the NLN(PCH) field indicates that if an NCH is present, reduced NCH monitoring can
be used, and gives the NLN(PCH) value.

Priority: Priority 1 relates to Mobile Station Identity


0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1

0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1

0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1

no priority applied
call priority level 4
call priority level 3
call priority level 2
call priority level 1
call priority level 0
call priority level B
call priority level A

Group Call information


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The Packet Page Indication i field relates to Mobile Station Identity i (i = 1, 2) and indicates the kind
of paging procedure associated with the mobile station identity. If the identity is not IMSI the Packet
Page Indication has no meaning and is ignored.
L
paging procedure for RR connection establishment;
H
packet paging procedure.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.45 PAGING REQUEST TYPE 2


NAME

PAGING REQUEST TYPE 2

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE

CCCH
(PCH)

3GPP-REF

44.018

ABIS

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the PCH by the network to up to three mobile stations to
trigger channel access by these. The mobile stations are identified by their
(P)TMSI or IMSI.

DIRECTION

From: BTS

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

L2 Pseudo Length
Header
Page Mode
Channels Needed for mobiles 1 & 2
Mobile Identity 1
Mobile Identity 2
Mobile Identity 3
P2 Rest Octets

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

MV
MV
MV
MV
MV
O TLV
MV

1
2

4
4
3-10
1-11

(2)

(1)

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

FOLLOWING
EVENT

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

MS accesses the CCCH

No response to paging

SPECIF
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(1)
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Always present.
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6.45.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

8
L2 Pseudo Length

Channels needed
for mobiles 1 & 2/
Page Mode

L2 Pseudo Length Value

PM

(P)TMSI octet 1
TMSI

(P)TMSI octet 2

MS 1

(P)TMSI octet 3
(P)TMSI octet 4
(P)TMSI octet 1

TMSI

(P)TMSI octet 2

MS 2

(P)TMSI octet 3
(P)TMSI octet 4
0

Mobile

Length

Identity

ID digit 1

MS 3

ID digit 3

OEI

TYPE OF ID
ID digit 2

...................
ID digit P+1

ID digit P

P2 RestOctets

See
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6.45.2 PAGE MODE


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To control the action of the Mobile Station belonging to the paging subgroup corresponding to the
paging subchannel.
BIT DESCRIPTION

1
PM

Bits 3 and 4 are spare bits.


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Page Mode

00
01
10
11

Normal paging
Extended paging
Paging - Reorganisation
Same as before

Not used
Not used
Only used in Immediate Assignment

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The value 'same as before' has been defined instead of 'reserved' to allow the use of this coding with
another meaning in an upward compatible way for later releases of GSM.

6.45.3 CHANNELS NEEDED FOR MOBILES 1 & 2


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To indicate what channel is required for the transaction linked to the paging procedure.
8

Channel 2

Channel 1

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Channel 1

00
01
10
11

Any Channel
SDCCH
TCH/F
TCH/H or TCH/F

Not supported
Not supported
Not supported

The field Channel 2 uses the same coding.


PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.45.4 (P)TMSI
TYPE: M
DEFINITION
(Packet) Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity.
BIT DESCRIPTION

(P)TMSI octet 1

(P)TMSI octet 2

(P)TMSI octet 3

(P)TMSI octet 4

SUBPARAMETER DEFINITION
Transparent for the BSS.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

6.45.5 MOBILE IDENTITY


TYPE: O
DEFINITION
To provide either the IMSI, the (P)TMSI, but not the IMEI or IMEISV.
Note IMSI 15 digits
(P)TMSI = 4 octets

BIT DESCRIPTION

Length
ID digit 1

1
2

OEI

TYPE OF ID

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

ID digit P

...................
ID digit P+1

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SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Type of ID

001
010
011
100
000

IMSI
IMEI
IMEISV
(P)TMSI
No identity
Other values reserved

not used
not used
not used

OEI: Odd Even Indicator


value 0: even number of identity digits (even for TMSI)
1: odd number of digits
Filled digit 1 1 1 1
The digit are numerical (0 through 9)
(Digit 1 is the most significant)
e.g. IMSI = 186543
0

Length

1
2

Octet 3
For the IMSI, this field is coded using BCD coding (number 0 through 9). If the number of identify digits
is even then bits 5 to 8 of the last octet shall be filled with an end mark coded as '1111'.
If the mobile identity is the TMSI then bits 5 to 8 of octet 3 is coded as '1111' and bit 8 of octet 4 is the
most significant bit, and bit 1 of the last octet is the least significant bit.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
BTS provides this parameter (or these parameters) according to those given by MSC through the
BSC.

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6.45.6 P2 REST OCTETS

TYPE: M
DEFINITION
This element contains information on the channel needed by the network.
CSN.1 DESCRIPTION
{

<P2 Rest Octets> ::=


{L I H <CN3: bit (2)>}
{L I H <NLN (PCH) : bit (2)> <NLN status (PCH) : bit>}
{L I H <Priority1 ::= Priority>}
{L I H <Priority2 ::= Priority>}
{L I H <Priority3 ::= Priority>}
< Packet Page Indication 3 : {L | H} >
<spare padding>;

}
<Priority> ::= <bit(3)>;
BIT DESCRIPTION Case not related to VGCS
8

CNI

CN3

CN3
1
spare

0
spare

1
spare
1
spare
:

1
spare
1
spare

0
spare
:

1
spare
1
spare

PPI3

0
spare

0
spare
0
spare

0
spare

0
spare

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

1
spare

11

SUBPARAMETER DEFINITION
H
L

1
0

CN3
Channel needed for Mobile
Identity 3

00

An indication of channel required is given.


No indication is given. Default value for
CN3=00
Any Channel

01
10
11

SDCCH
TCH/F
TCH/F or TCH/H

Note:

Not supported
Supported
Not supported

Not supported
Not supported

Always set to 01 for this release.

PPI3 : Packet Page Indication which indicates the paging procedure associated to the Mobile Station
Identity 3 :
L
paging procedure for RR connection establishment;
H
packet paging procedure
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
As CNI is set to 1 the mobile should ignore the value of CN3 which is set to 01 for this release for
phase 1 compatibility reasons.
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BIT DESCRIPTION Case related to VGCS

L=0

H=1

5
NLN

H=1
PPI3

NLN
status

H=1

Priority1

H=1

Priority3

Priority2

0
spare

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare
:

1
spare

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

1
spare

11

:
0
spare

SUBPARAMETER DEFINITION

NLN(PCH) : Notification List Number


The presence of the NLN(PCH) field indicates that if an NCH is present, reduced NCH monitoring can
be used, and gives the NLN(PCH) value.
Priority:
0 0
0 0
0 1
0 1
1 0
1 0
1 1
1 1

Priority i relates to Mobile Station Identity i (i = 1, 2, 3)


0
no priority applied
1
call priority level 4
0
call priority level 3
1
call priority level 2
0
call priority level 1
1
call priority level 0
0
call priority level B
1
call priority level A

The Packet Page Indication 3 field relates to Mobile Station Identity 3 and indicates the kind of
paging procedure associated with the mobile station identity. If the identity is not IMSI the Packet Page
Indication has no meaning and is ignored.
L
paging procedure for RR connection establishment;
H
packet paging procedure.

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6.46 PAGING REQUEST TYPE 3


NAME

PAGING REQUEST TYPE 3

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE

CCCH
(PCH)

3GPP-REF

44.018

ABIS

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the PCH by the network to up to four mobile stations to
trigger channel access by these. The mobile stations are identified by their TMSI.

DIRECTION

From: BTS

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

L2 Pseudo Length
Header
Page Mode
Channels needed for MS 1 & 2
Mobile Identity 1
Mobile Identity 2
Mobile Identity 3
Mobile Identity 4
P3 Rest Octets

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

M V
M
M
M
M
M
M
M

V
V
V
V
V
V
V

1
2

4
4
4
4
3

(1)

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

FOLLOWING
EVENT

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

MS accesses the CCCH

No response to paging

SPECIF
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6.46.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


8

L2 Pseudo Length

L2 Pseudo Length Value

Channels needed/
Page Mode

PM

(P)TMSI octet 1
TMSI

(P)TMSI octet 2

Mobile 1

(P)TMSI octet 3
(P)TMSI octet 4
(P)TMSI octet 1

TMSI

(P)TMSI octet 2

Mobile 2

(P)TMSI octet 3
(P)TMSI octet 4
(P)TMSI octet 1

TMSI

(P)TMSI octet 2

Mobile 3

(P)TMSI octet 3
(P)TMSI octet 4
(P)TMSI octet 1

TMSI

(P)TMSI octet 2

Mobile 4

(P)TMSI octet 3
(P)TMSI octet 4

P3 Rest Octets

0
spare
0
spare

0
spare
0
spare

1
spare
1
spare

0
spare
0
spare

1
spare
1
spare

0
spare
0
spare
0
spare

1
spare
1
spare
1
spare

1
spare
1
spare
1
spare

6.46.2 PAGE MODE


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To control the action of the Mobile Station belonging to the paging subgroup corresponding to the
paging subchannel.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

1
PM

Bits 3 and 4 are spare bits.

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SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Page Mode

00
01
10
11

Normal paging
Extended paging
Paging - Reorganisation
Same as before

Not used
Not used
Only supported in Immediate Assignment

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The value 'same as before' has been defined instead of 'reserved' to allow the use of this coding with
another meaning in an upward compatible way for later releases of GSM.
6.46.3 CHANNELS NEEDED FOR MOBILES 1 & 2
TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To indicate what channel is required for the transaction linked to the paging procedure.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Channel 2

Channel 1

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Channel 1

00
01
10
11

Any Channel
SDCCH
TCH/F
TCH/F or TCH/H

Not supported
Not supported
Not supported

The field Channel 2 uses the same coding.


PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
6.46.4 (P)TMSI
TYPE: M
DEFINITION
(Packet) Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

(P)TMSI octet 1

(P)TMSI octet 2

(P)TMSI octet 3

(P)TMSI octet 4

SUBPARAMETER DEFINITION
Transparent for the BSS.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.46.5 P3 REST OCTETS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
This element contains information of the channel needed by the network.
CSN.1 DESCRIPTION
<P3 Rest Octets> ::=
{L I H <CN3 : bit (2)> <CN4 : bit (2)>}
{L I H <NLN (PCH) : bit (2)> <NLN status (PCH) : bit>}
{L I H <Priority1 ::= Priority>}
{L I H <Priority2 ::= Priority>}
{L I H <Priority3 ::= Priority>}
{L I H <Priority4 ::= Priority>}
<spare padding>;
<Priority> ::= <bit(3)>;
BIT DESCRIPTION case not related to VGCS
8

L|H

CN3

CN3

CN4

CN4

0
spare
0
spare

0
spare
0
spare

1
spare
1
spare

0
spare
0
spare

1
spare
1
spare

0
spare
0
spare
0
spare

1
spare
1
spare
1
spare

1
spare
1
spare
1
spare

1
2
3

SUBPARAMETER DEFINITION
L|H
1
0

An indication of channel required is given.


No indication is given. Default value for CN3=00

CN3
00
01
10
11

Channel needed for Mobile Identity 3


Any Channel
SDCCH
TCH/F
TCH/H or TCH/F

CN4
00
01
10
11

Channel needed for Mobile Identity 4


Any Channel
SDCCH
TCH/F
TCH/H or TCH/F

Note:

Not supported
Supported

not supported
not supported
not supported

not supported
not supported
not supported

CN3 and CN4 are always set to 01 in this release.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


As CNI is set to 1 the mobile should ignore the value of CN3 and CN4 which are set to 01 for this
release for phase 1 compatibility reasons.

BIT DESCRIPTION case related to VGCS


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L|H

H=1

6
NLN

H=1
H=1

NLN
status

H=1

Priority1

H=1

Priority3

Priority2
Priority4

1
spare

0
spare

1
spare

1
spare

SUBPARAMETER DEFINITION
L|H
1
0

An indication of channel required is given.


No indication is given. Default value for CN3=00

Not supported
Supported

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.47 PAGING RESPONSE


NAME

PAGING RESPONSE

INTERFACE

RADIO

ABIS

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

BTS Transparent

44.018

NA

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the main DCCH by the MS to the network in connection
with establishment of the main signalling link as a response to the paging request
message. The BSC is only non transparent to the classmark information.

DIRECTION

From: MS

To: MSC

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


IE
LIST

Header
Ciphering Key Sequence number
Spare
Mobile Station classmark2
Mobile Identity

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2

4
2-9

MV
M LV
M LV

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION
FOLLOWING
EVENT

EVOLIUM

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TIMER

Including as L3 info in "Establish


Indication" to the BSC.

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

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9-16

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Paging and Access Grant Control (ref. [1])

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6.47.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


Phase 1 MS

spare/
Ciphering Key

key sequence

Length = 2
Classmark
Information
Type 2

Revision
level
0

Encryption
RF power
Algorithm
Capability
0
0
SM.
Frequency capability
cap
Length of Mobile Identity contents

Mobile

ID digit 1

Identity

ID digit 3
..

OEI

Type of ID
ID digit 2

..

..

..

ID Digit p+1

ID Digit p

Phase 2 MS

spare/
Ciphering Key

key sequence

Length of mobile station classmark 2


Mobile Station
Classmark 2

0
spare
0
spare

Revision
ES-IND
level
PS
SS Screen.
Capa.
Indicator

CM3

0
spare

ID digit 1

Identity

ID digit 3

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0
VBS

OEI

FC
VGCS
A5/3

A5/2

Type of ID
ID digit 2

..

..

ID Digit p+1

ED

SM.
cap

RF power
Capability

LCS
UCS2 SoLSA CMSP
VA
CAP
Length of Mobile Identity contents

Mobile

..

A5/1

..
ID Digit p

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6.47.2 CIPHERING KEY SEQUENCE NUMBER


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Identification of the ciphering key Kc which is stored in the Mobile Station without invoking the
authentification procedure.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

key sequence

Bit 4 is spare bit.


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Key sequence:

value 0 to 6:
value 7:

Possible values for ciphering key sequence number


no key is available (MS to network)
Reserved (network to MS).

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


BSC is transparent to this parameter.

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6.47.3 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 1


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Defines certain attributes of the Mobile Station equipment in use on a particular transaction.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length

Revision
level
0

Encryption
Algorithm
0
SM.
cap

1
RF power
Capability
Frequency capability

2
3

Bits 8-5 of octet 4 spare set to 0


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
Octet 2:
Bits
Revision level
Bits
Encryption Algorithm
Bits
RF Power capability
GSM900

DCS1800

DCS1900

876
000
Reserved for phase 1
All other values reserved
54
00
algorithm A5/1
All other values reserved.
321
000
class 1
001
class 2
010
class 3
011
class 4
100
class 5
All other values reserved
000
class 1
001
class 2
All other values reserved
000
class 1
001
class 2
010
class 3
All other values reserved

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


This is the MS classmark 2 as sent by a phase 1 MS.
The BSC takes this information in order to have the MS power capability for the power control
algorithm.
Note: The BSC will decode the two octets of this IE as if they were the two first octets of a phase 2 MS
classmark 2 IE.

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6.47.4 MS CLASSMARK 2 - GSM Phase 2


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Defines certain attributes of the Mobile Station equipment in use on a particular transaction.

BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length
0
spare
0
spare
CM3

Revision
ES
level
IND
PS
SS Screen.
Capa.
Indicator
0
0
0
spare
spare
spare

A5/1
SM.
cap
0
spare

VBS

RF power
Capability
VGCS

FC

A5/3

A5/2

0
spare

Bit 8 of octet 2 spare set to 0


Bits 8 of octet 3 spare set to 0

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 2:
Bits
Revision level

76
00
01
10

Bit
ES-IND

5
0
1

Bit
A5/1

4
0
1

Bits
RF Power capability
GSM900 and GSM850

321

DCS1800

000
001
010

DCS1900

000
001
010

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001
010
011
100

Reserved for phase 1.


Used by phase 2 mobiles
Used by mobile stations supporting R99 or later
versions of the protocol
All other values reserved

Controlled Early Classmark Sending option not


implemented
Controlled Early Classmark Sending option
implemented

algorithm A5/1 available


algorithm A5/1 not available.

class 1
class 2
class 3
class 4
class 5
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
class 3, handled as class 1
All other values reserved
class 1
class 2
class 3, handled as class 1
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All other values reserved


Octet 3:
Bit
PS Capability

7
0
1

PS capability not present


PS capability present

Bits
SS Screening Indicator

65
00
01
10
11

Values defined in GSM 04.80


Values defined in GSM 04.80
Values defined in GSM 04.80
Values defined in GSM 04.80

Bit
SM Capability

4
0
1

MS does not support mobile terminated point to


point SMS.
MS supports mobile terminated point to point SMS.

Bit
VBS Voice Broadcast Service

3
0
no VBS capability or no notifications wanted
1
VBS capability and notifications wanted
Not implemented in the BSS.

Bit
VGCS Voice
Service

2
0

no VGCS capability or no notifications wanted

VGCS capability and notifications wanted

Group

Call

Bit
FC Frequency Capability
GSM900

DCS1800, DCS1900

Octet 4:
Bit
CM3 Classmark 3

1
0
1
0

8
0
1

Bit
LCS VA capability

6
0

Bit
UCS2 treatment

5
0

Bit
SoLSA

4
0

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The MS does not support the extension band G1 in


addition to the primary GSM band.
The MS does support the extension band G1.
Reserved for future use

No additional MS capability
Additional MS capabilities are described in the
classmark 3 information element.

LCS value added location request notification


capability not supported
1
LCS value added location request notification
capability supported
Not implemented in the BSS.

the ME has a preference for the default alphabet


(defined in GSM 03.38) over UCS2
1
the ME has no preference between the use of the
default alphabet and the use of UCS2.
Not implemented in the BSS.

The ME does not support SoLSA


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Bit
CMSP: CM Service Prompt

3
0

Bit
A5/3 algorithm supported

2
0
1

A5/3 not available


A5/3 available

Bit
A5/2 algorithm supported

1
0
1

A5/2 not available


A5/2 available

"Network initiated MO CM connection request" not


supported.
1
"Network initiated MO CM connection request"
supported for at least one CM protocol.
Not implemented in the BSS

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The BSC takes this information in order to have the MS power capability for the power control
algorithm, the MS frequency capability and the MS ciphering capability.

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6.47.5 MOBILE IDENTITY


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide either the IMSI, the TMSI or the IMEI. IMEISV is not used in the Paging request message.
Note IMSI 15 digits
TMSI = 4 octets
IMEI = 15 digits
IMEISV = 16 digits.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length of Mobile Identity contents

ID digit 1

ID digit 3

ID digit 2

..

..

OEI

..

ID Digit p+1

Type of ID

..

ID Digit p

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Type of ID

001
010
011
100
000

IMSI
IMEI
IMEISV
TMSI
No Identity (not
used)
Other values reserved.

OEI
: Odd Even Indicator
value: 0 even number of identity digits (even for TMSI)
1 odd number of digits
Filled digit 1 1 1 1
The digit are numerical (0 through 9)
(Digit 1 is the most significant)
e.g. IMSI = 186543
0

Length
0

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


BSC and BTS are transparent to this parameter.

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6.48 PHYSICAL INFORMATION


NAME

PHYSICAL INFORMATION

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SDCCH/FACCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the main DCCH by the BTS to the MS to stop the
sending of access bursts from the mobile station and to activate the new physical
channels.

DIRECTION

From: BTS

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

Header
Timing Advance

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2
1

MV

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION
FOLLOWING
EVENT

ABNORMAL SITUATION

SABM frame

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

TIMER

T3105

Internal Channel Changes (ref. [6])


External Channel Changes (ref. [7])

6.48.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Timing Advance

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6.48.2 TIMING ADVANCE


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide Timing Advance value

BIT DESCRIPTION

Timing Advance Value

Bits 7, 8 are spare bits.

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Binary representation of the timing advance in bit period
(1 bit period 48/13 s).
0:

no timing advance (i.e. the MS transmissions to the BS are 468.75 bit periods
behind)

63: maximum timing advance (The MS transmissions are 405.75 bit periods behind)

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.49 SYNCHRONIZATION CHANNEL INFORMATION


NAME

SYNCHRONIZATION CHANNEL INFORMATION

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SCH

ABIS

44.018
This message is sent on the SCH, which is one of the broadcast channels. Its
purpose is to support the synchronization of a MS to a BSS
This message does not follow the basic format.
From: BTS
To: MS

FUNCTION
DIRECTION

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH

See following page for the bit


description

25
bits

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH


NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT
SPECIF
DOC. REF.

6.49.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

BSIC

T1(high)
T1 (middle)

T1
(low)

T2

T3' (high)
T3'
(low)

BSIC

: The base station identity code of the base station

T1, T2, T3' : The 3 parts of the reduced TDMA frame number (RFN)
As defined in 3GPP TS 05.10

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6.50 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 1


NAME

SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 1

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

BCCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the BCCH by the network to all the Mobile Stations
within the cell giving information of control of the RACH and of the cell
allocations.

DIRECTION

From: BTS

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

L2 Pseudo Length
Header
Cell Channel description
RACH Control parameters
SI 1 Rest Octets

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

MV
MV
MV
MV

1
2
16
3
1

Note 1

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

23

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

BSS Init of Telecom part


Overload Control

(ref. [19])
(ref. [16])

Note (1) Bit map 0 supported for P-GSM only


Variable bit map supported for DCS 1800, DCS1900 only.

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6.50.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


P-GSM
8

L2 Pseudo Length

Cell Channel
Description

RACH

Control

7
6
5
4
L2 Pseudo Length Value=21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
CA
ARFCN
FORMAT-ID
124
CA ARFCN
120
.........................
...........
CA ARFCN
008
007
006
005
004
Max
TX-Integer
Retrans
AC
C15
AC
C7

Parameters

AC
C14
AC
C6

2
0
1
0
122

1
0
123

1
1
0
1
121

113

003

AC
AC
AC
EC
C13
C12
C11
C10
AC
AC
AC
AC
C5
C4
C3
C2
See CSN.1 description below

002
Cell
Bar
Acces
AC
C9
AC
C1

001
RE

AC
C8
AC
C0

SI 1 Rest Octets
<SI1 Rest Octets> ::=
{L |H <NCH Position : bit (5)> }
< Band indicator >
<spare padding> ;
< Band indicator > ::=
< BAND_INDICATOR : bit == L >
-- ARFCN indicates 1800 band
| < BAND_INDICATOR : bit == H > ;
-- ARFCN indicates 1900 band
NCH position :
Presence indicator is set to L when the feature VGCS is disable.
Presence indicator is set to H when the feature VGCS is enable.That indicates that the NCH is
configured and gives the NCH position.
BAND_INDICATOR
The band indicator for 1800 and 1900 associates the ARFCN channel numbers to the DCS 1800 or to
the DCS 1900 band, respectively. The most recently received band indicator value is valid for the
whole PLMN.
Always set to L for GSM900.
DCS 1800, GSM850 and DCS1900
8

L2 Pseudo Length

Cell
Channel
Description

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6
5
4
L2 Pseudo Length Value=21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
FORMAT-ID

3
1
0

2
0
1
0

1
1
0
1
ORIGARFCN
high

FORMAT-ID
(continued) Note
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
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RACH

Control
Parameters

:
:
:
:
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
Max
TX-Integer
Cell
RE
Retrans
Bar
Acces
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
EC
AC
AC
C15
C14
C13
C12
C11
C10
C9
C8
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
C7
C6
C5
C4
C3
C2
C1
C0
See CSN.1 description below.

SI 1 Rest Octets
<SI1 Rest Octets> ::=
{L |H <NCH Position : bit (5)> }
< Band indicator >
<spare padding> ;
< Band indicator > ::=
< BAND_INDICATOR : bit == L >
-- ARFCN indicates 1800 band
| < BAND_INDICATOR : bit == H > ;
-- ARFCN indicates 1900 band

NCH position :
Presence indicator is set to L when the feature VGCS is disable.
Presence indicator is set to H when the feature VGCS is enable.That indicates that the NCH is
configured and gives the NCH position.
BAND_INDICATOR
The band indicator for 1800 and 1900 associates the ARFCN channel numbers to the DCS 1800 or to
the DCS 1900 band, respectively. The most recently received band indicator value is valid for the
whole PLMN.
If the PLMN_FREQUENCY_BANDS is set to GSM850 DCS1900, then the BAND_INDICATOR is
set to HIGH, else set to .LOW.
Note:
0 x x:
Range 1024 format;
1 0 0:
Range 512 format;
1 0 1:
Range 256 format;
1 1 0:
Range 128 format;
1 1 1:
Variable bit map.

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6.50.2 CELL CHANNEL DESCRIPTION


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the absolute radio frequency channel numbers used in a cell (belonging to the
same band (P-GSM, GSM850, DCS1800, DCS1900) as the BCCH).
BIT DESCRIPTION
Bit map 0 (P-GSM)
8

0
0
FORMAT-ID

120

008

007

124
CA
ARFCN
CA ARFCN
.........................
...........
CA ARFCN
005
004

006

123

122

121

113

003

002

001

Bits 5 and 6 are spare bits in octet 2.


Range 1024 format
8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

0
spare

0
spare

0
FORMID
W(1) (low part)

F0

W(1) (high part)

W(2) (high part)


W(2)
(low)

W(4) (high part)

W(4) (low part)

W(5) (high part)

W(5) (low part)

W(6) (high part)

W(6) (low part)

W(7) (high part)

W(7) (low part)

W(8) (high part)

W(8)
(low)

W(9)

10

W(11)
(high)
W(12) (high part)

W(12) (low part)

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W(11) (low part)

01

W(3) (high part)

W(10)

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W(13) (low part)

W(14) (high part)

W(14) (low part)

W(15) (high part)

W(15) (low part)

W(16)

14
15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

F0

: Frequency indicator
0 ARFCN 0 is not a member of the set
1 ARFCN 0 is a member of the set

W(i)

: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


if W(k) is null, W(K+1) to W(16) must be null also.

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Range

512 format
8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

0
spare

0
spare

0
FORM-ID

1
ORIGARFCN
high

ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)


ORIGARFCN
low
W(1) (low part)

W(1) (high part)

W(2) (high part)

W(2) (low)

W(3) (high part)

W(3) (low part)

W(4) (high part)

W(4)
(low)

W(5)

W(6)

W(7)
(high)
W(8) (high part)

W(7) (low part)


W(8) (low part)

W(9) (high part)

W(9) (low part)

W(10)
W(11)

W(13) (high part)

W(13) (low part)

W(14)
W(15)

10

12
13
14

W(16) (high)

W(16) (low part)

11
W(12) (high)

W(12) (low part)

W(17)

15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

ORIG-ARFCN : This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used to decode the rest of the element.
W(i)

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: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


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Range

256 format

supported

1
0
FORMAT-ID

0
spare

0
spare

0
FORM-ID

1
ORIGARFCN
high

ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)


ORIGARFCN
low
W(1)
(loW)

W(1) (high part)

W(2)

W(3)

W(4)
(high)
W(5) (high part)

W(4) (low part)


W(5) (low part)
W(6)
(low)

W(6) (high part)


W(8)
(high)

W(8) (low part)

W(9) (high part)


W(10)

W(14) (low part)

W(12)

W(16) (low part)

W(17)

W(18) (low part)

W(19)

W(20) (low part)

W(21)

10
11

W(14) (high part)


W(15)

W(11) (high)

W(13)

W(7)

W(9)
(low)
W(11) (low part)

W(16)
(high)
W(18)
(high)
W(20)
(high)
0
spare

12
13
14
15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

ORIG-ARFCN : This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used to decode the rest of the element.
W(i)

ED
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: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


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Range

128 format

supported

1
0
FORMAT-ID

0
spare

0
spare

1
FORM-ID

1
ORIGARFCN
high

ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)


ORIGARFCN
low

W(1)

W(2)

W(3) (high part)

W(3) (low part)


W(4)
(low)
W(6) (low part)

W(4) (high part)


W(5)

4
5

W(6) (high part)


W(7)

6
7

W(8)

W(9)

W(10)

W(11)

W(12)

W(13)

10

W(14)

W(15)

11

W(16)
W(18)
(low)
W(21) (low)

W(17)
W(19)

W(20)
W(22)

W(24)
W(26)
(low)

W(18) (high)
W(21)
(high)
W(23)

W(25)
W(27)

13
14

W(26) (high)
W(28)

12

0
spare

15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

ORIG-ARFCN : This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used to decode the rest of the element.
W(i)

ED
EVOLIUM

: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


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Variable bit map format

supported

1
0
FORMAT-ID

4
1

1
1
FORMAT-ID
(continued)

1
ORIGARFC
N
high

ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)


ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFC
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
N
(low)
7
:
:
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFC
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
N
111

Bits 5 and 6 are spare bits in octet 2.

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier

Bitmap 0 format is only supported for GSM 900


Variable bit map is only supported for DCS 1800, GSM850 and
DCS1900

CA ARFCN N : Cell Allocation Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number N


CA ARFCN N : "0" not belonging to the cell allocation
"1" belonging to the cell allocation
ORIG-ARFCN : This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.
RRFCN N: Relative radio frequency channel number N
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '1'.
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = (ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 not belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '0'.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

CA ARFCN N, ORIG-ARFCN, RRFCN : values stored in BSC and updated according to system
reconfigurations.

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6.50.3 RACH CONTROL PARAMETERS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide parameters used to control the RACH utilisation.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Max
Retrans
AC
C15
AC
C07

1
RE

EC
C10
AC
C02

Cell
Bar
Acces
AC
C09
AC
C01

TX-Integer

AC
C14
AC
C06

AC
C13
AC
C05

AC
C12
AC
C04

AC
C11
AC
C03

AC
C08
AC
C00

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Max Retrans

00
01
10
11

TX Integer
Bits

1 re transmission
2 re transmissions
4 re transmissions
7 re transmissions

Number of time slots to spread transmission


6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

5
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1

4
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1

3
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1

3 slots used to spread transmission


4 slots used to spread transmission
5 slots used to spread transmission
6 slots used to spread transmission
7 slots used to spread transmission
8 slots used to spread transmission
9 slots used to spread transmission
10 slots used to spread transmission
11 slots used to spread transmission
12 slots used to spread transmission
14 slots used to spread transmission
16 slots used to spread transmission
20 slots used to spread transmission
25 slots used to spread transmission
32 slots used to spread transmission
50 slots used to spread transmission

Cell Bar Access: Cell barred for access


0: the cell is not barred.
1: the cell is barred.
RE Call Re-establishment allowed
0: Re-establishment allowed in the cell
1: Re-establishment not allowed in the cell
EC Emergency Call allowed (Octet 3 bit 3)
0: Emergency Call allowed in the cell to all MSs

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1: Emergency Call not allowed in the cell except for the MSs that belong to one of the classes
between 11 to 15
AC CN : Access Control Class N (octet 3 except bit 3) and octet 4.
For a mobile station with AC CN, access is not barred
if the AC CN bit is coded with "0" ; N = 0,1..9,11..15.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


All the parameters are given to BSC during configuration and may be changed with OMC requests or
by BSC due to "Overload" or "Reset" actions.

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6.50.4 SI 1 REST OCTETS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
This parameter consists of either spare bits or gives the NCH Position depending if the feature
VGCS is enable or not only .It is used to allow the introduction of new information on the
BCCH in later phases.
BIT DESCRIPTION
EN_VGCS = False
8

0
(Low)

Band
Indicato
r

1
Spare

0
Spare

1
Spare

0
Spare

1
Spare

1
Spare

Band
Indicato
r

1
Spare

EN_VGCS = True
8
1
(High)

NCH Position

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Band Indicator : The band indicator for DCS1800 or DCS1900 associates the ARFCN channel
numbers to the DCS 1800 band, or to the DCS 1900 band respectively (see 3GPP
TS 05.05). The most recently received band indicator value is valid for the whole
PLMN.
0 ARFCN indicates 1800 band
1 ARFCN indicates 1900 band
(not supported)

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NCH Position on the CCCH: The values in the NCH Position field indicates the block number of the
CCCH block which is used for the first NCH block and the number of blocks used for
the NCH. The following coding applies if 1 or more basic physical channels are used
for CCCH, not combined with SDCCHs.
Value
00000
00001
00010
00011
00100
00101
00110
00111
01000
01001
01010
01011
01100
01101
01110
01111
10000
10001
10010
10011
10100
10101
10110
10111
11000
11001
11010
11011

No of blocks
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
6
6
7

Number of first block


0
1
2
3
4
5
6
0
1
2
3
4
5
0
1
2
3
4
0
1
2
3
0
1
2
0
1
0

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.51 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2


NAME

SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

BCCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the BCCH by the network to stations within the cell
giving information of control of the RACH and the BCCH allocation in the
neighbour cells.

DIRECTION

From: BTS

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

L2 Pseudo Length
Header
BCCH Frequency List
NCC permitted
RACH Control parameters

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

MV
MV
MV
MV
MV

1
2
16
1
3

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

23

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

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6.51.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


P-GSM
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
L2 Pseudo Length
L2 Pseudo Length Value=22
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
Neighbour
EXT- BA-IND
BA
BA
BA
BA
IND
0
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
0
0
0
124
123
122
121
Cell
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
120
119
118
117
116
115
114
113
Description
................
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
008
007
006
005
004
003
002
001
NCC Permitted
NCC permitted
RACH
Max
TX-Integer
Cell
RE
Retrans
Bar
Acces
Control
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
EC
AC
AC
C15
C14
C13
C12
C11
C10
C9
C8
Parameters
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
C7
C6
C5
C4
C3
C2
C1
C0
E-GSM, DCS 1800, DCS1900, GSM850 and Biband
8
7
6
5
4
L2 Pseudo Length
L2 Pseudo Length Value=22
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
0
EXT- BA-IND
FORMAT-ID
IND
Neighbour
Cell
Description

NCC Permitted
RACH

Control
Parameters

3
1
0

2
0
1
1

1
1
0
0
ORIGARFCN
high

FORMAT-ID
(continued) Note
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(low)
:
:
:
:
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
NCC permitted
Max
TX-Integer
Cell
RE
Retrans
Bar
Acces
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
EC
AC
AC
C15
C14
C13
C12
C11
C10
C9
C8
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
C7
C6
C5
C4
C3
C2
C1
C0

Note:
0 x x:
Range 1024 format;
1 0 0:
Range 512 format;
1 0 1:
Range 256 format;
1 1 0:
Range 128 format;
1 1 1:
Variable bit map.

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6.51.2 BCCH FREQUENCY LIST / NEIGHBOUR CELLS DESCRIPTION


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the absolute radio frequency channel numbers of the BCCH carriers to be monitored by
the MS in the cell. Used for cell selection/reselection.
BIT DESCRIPTION

Bitmap 0 Format
8

supported for P-GSM.


7

0
0
FORMAT-ID

EXTIND

BA-IND

BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
124
123
122
121
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
120
119
118
117
116
115
114
113
................
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
008
007
006
005
004
003
002
001

16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

BA ARFCN N : BCCH Allocation Absolute RF Channel Number N


- if ARFCN = N belongs to the BCCH allocation,
BA ARFCN N bit is coded with "1"
N = 1,2 ... 124
- if not BA ARFCN N bit is coded with "0" ;
N=1,2 ...124
(Note: the number of neighbour BCCH frequencies is limited to 32)

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Range 1024 format


8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

EXTIND

BA-IND

F0

W(1) (high part)

FORM-ID

W(1) (low part)

W(2) (high part)

W(2)
(low)
W(3) (low part)

W(3) (high part)

W(4) (high part)

W(4) (low part)

W(5) (high part)

W(5) (low part)

W(6) (high part)

W(6) (low part)

W(7) (high part)

W(7) (low part)

W(8) (high part)

W(8)
(low)

W(9)

10

W(10)

W(11)
(high)
W(12) (high part)

W(11) (low part)


W(12) (low part)

W(13) (high part)

W(13) (low part)

W(14) (high part)

W(14) (low part)

W(15) (high part)

W(15) (low part)

W(16)

11
12
13
14
15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

F0

: Frequency indicator
0 ARFCN 0 is not a member of the set
1 ARFCN 0 is a member of the set

W(i)

: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


if W(k) is null, W(K+1) to W(16) must be null also.

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Range 512 format


8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

EXT- BA-IND
1
0
IND
FORMAT-ID (cont)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

ORIGARFCN
W(1) (low part)

1
0

ORIGARFCN

1
2

W(1) (high part)

W(2) (high part)

W(2) (low)

W(3) (high part)

W(3) (low part)

W(4) (high part)

W(4)
(low)

W(5)

W(6)

W(7)
(high)
W(8) (high part)

W(7) (low part)


W(8) (low part)

W(9) (high part)

W(9) (low part)

W(10)
W(11)

W(13) (high part)

W(13) (low part)

W(14)
W(15)

10

12
13
14

W(16) (high)

W(16) (low part)

11
W(12) (high)

W(12) (low part)

W(17)

15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

ORIG-ARFCN

W(i)

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: This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.

: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


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supported

1
0
FORMAT-ID

EXT- BA-IND
1
0
IND
FORMAT-ID (cont)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

ORIGARFCN
W(1)
(loW)

W(2)

4
W(4)
(high)
W(5) (high part)

W(5) (low part)

W(6) (high part)


W(8)
(high)

W(8) (low part)

W(9) (high part)


W(10)
W(12)

W(16) (low part)

W(17)

W(18) (low part)

W(19)

W(20) (low part)

W(21)

10
11

W(14) (high part)


W(15)

W(11) (high)

W(13)

W(7)

W(14) (low part)

W(4) (low part)

W(9)
(low)
W(11) (low part)

ORIGARFCN

W(1) (high part)

W(3)

W(6)
(low)

W(16)
(high)
W(18)
(high)
W(20)
(high)
0
spare

12
13
14
15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

ORIG-ARFCN

W(i)

ED
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: This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.

: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


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8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

EXT- BA-IND
1
1
IND
FORMAT-ID (cont)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

ORIGARFCN

1
1

ORIGARFCN

W(1)

W(2)

W(3) (high part)

W(3) (low part)

W(4) (high part)

W(4)
(low)
W(6) (low part)

W(5)

4
5

W(6) (high part)


W(7)

6
7

W(8)

W(9)

W(10)

W(11)

W(12)

W(13)

10

W(14)

W(15)

11

W(16)
W(18)
(low)
W(21) (low)

W(17)
W(19)

W(20)
W(22)

W(24)
W(26)
(low)

W(18) (high)
W(21)
(high)
W(23)

W(25)
W(27)

13
14

W(26) (high)
W(28)

12

0
spare

15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

ORIG-ARFCN

W(i)

ED
EVOLIUM

: This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.

: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


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Variable Bit Map format


8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

EXTIND

BA-IND

1
1
ORIGFORMAT-ID
ARFCN
(continued)
high
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(low)
:
:
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111

16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

ORIG-ARFCN

: This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.

RRFCN N: Relative radio frequency channel number N


- For an RF channel with ARFCN = ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '1'.
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = (ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 not belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '0'.
(Note: the number of neighbour BCCH frequencies is limited to 32)

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


All the parameters are given during configuration and updated by OMC requests.

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6.51.3 NCC PERMITTED


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide a definition of the allowed NCCs on the BCCH carriers to be monitored by the MSs
in the cell.

BIT DESCRIPTION

NCC permitted

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


NCC permitted field is coded as a bitmap i.e. bit N is coded with a "0" if the BCCH carrier with NCC =
N - 1 is not permitted for monitoring, and with a "1" if the BCCH carrier with NCC = N - 1 is permitted
for monitoring.
N = 1, 2,..., 8.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
This information is determined by O&M.

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6.51.4 RACH CONTROL PARAMETERS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide parameters used to control the RACH utilisation.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Max
Retrans
AC
C15
AC
C07

AC
C14
AC
C06

1
RE

EC
C10
AC
C02

Cell
Bar
Acces
AC
C09
AC
C01

TX-Integer

AC
C13
AC
C05

AC
C12
AC
C04

AC
C11
AC
C03

AC
C08
AC
C00

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Max Retrans

TX Integer
Bits
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

5
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1

00
01
10
11

1 re transmission
2 re transmissions
4 re transmissions
7 re transmissions

Number of time slots to spread transmission


4 3
0 0
3 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
4 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
5 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
6 slots used to spread transmission
0 0
7 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
8 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
9 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
10 slots used to spread transmission
0 0
11 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
12 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
14 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
16 slots used to spread transmission
0 0
20 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
25 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
32 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
50 slots used to spread transmission

Cell Bar Access: Cell barred for access


0: the cell is not barred.
1: the cell is barred.
RE Call Re-establishment allowed
0: Re-establishment allowed in the cell
1: Re-establishment not allowed in the cell

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EC Emergency Call allowed (Octet 3 bit 3)


0: Emergency Call allowed in the cell to all MSs
1: Emergency Call not allowed in the cell except for the MSs that belong to one of the classes
between 11 to 15
AC CN : Access Control Class N (octet 3 except bit 3) and octet 4.
For a mobile station with AC CN, access is not barred
if the AC CN bit is coded with "0" ; N = 0,1..9,11..15.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
All the parameters are given to BSC during configuration and may be changed with OMC requests or
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6.52 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2BIS


NAME

SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2BIS

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

BCCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the BCCH by the network to stations within the cell
giving information of control of the RACH and of the extension of the BCCH
allocation in the neighbour cells.

DIRECTION

From: BTS

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

L2 Pseudo Length
Header
Extended BCCH Frequency List
RACH Control parameters
SI 2bis Rest Octets

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

MV
MV
MV
MV
MV

1
2
16
3
1

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

23

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
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6.52.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


E-GSM, DCS 1800, GSM850, DCS1900 and Biband
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
L2 Pseudo Length
L2 Pseudo Length Value=22
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
EXT- BA-IND
ORIGFORMAT-ID
IND
FORMAT-ID
ARFCN
(continued) Note
high
Neighbour
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
Cell
ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
Description
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(low)
:
:
:
:
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
RACH
Max
TX-Integer
Cell
RE
Retrans
Bar
Acces
Control
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
EC
AC
AC
C15
C14
C13
C12
C11
C10
C9
C8
Parameters
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
C7
C6
C5
C4
C3
C2
C1
C0
SI 2bis Rest Octets
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
1
Note:
0 x x:
Range 1024 format;
1 0 0:
Range 512 format;
1 0 1:
Range 256 format;
1 1 0:
Range 128 format;
1 1 1:
Variable bit map.

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6.52.2 EXTENDED BCCH FREQUENCY LIST / NEIGHBOUR CELLS DESCRIPTION


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the absolute radio frequency channel numbers of the BCCH carriers to be monitored by
the MS in the cell. Used for cell selection/reselection.
BIT DESCRIPTION
Range 1024 format
8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

EXTIND

BA-IND

F0

W(1) (high part)

FORM-ID

W(1) (low part)

W(2) (high part)

W(2)
(low)
W(3) (low part)

W(3) (high part)

W(4) (high part)

W(4) (low part)

W(5) (high part)

W(5) (low part)

W(6) (high part)

W(6) (low part)

W(7) (high part)

W(7) (low part)

W(8) (high part)

W(8)
(low)

W(9)

10

W(10)

W(11)
(high)
W(12) (high part)

W(11) (low part)


W(12) (low part)

W(13) (high part)

W(13) (low part)

W(14) (high part)

W(14) (low part)

W(15) (high part)

W(15) (low part)

W(16)

11
12
13
14
15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

F0

: Frequency indicator
0 ARFCN 0 is not a member of the set
1 ARFCN 0 is a member of the set

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W(i)

: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


if W(k) is null, W(K+1) to W(16) must be null also.

Range 512 format


8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

EXT- BA-IND
1
0
IND
FORMAT-ID (cont)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

ORIGARFCN
W(1) (low part)

1
0

ORIGARFCN

1
2

W(1) (high part)

W(2) (high part)

W(2) (low)

W(3) (high part)

W(3) (low part)

W(4) (high part)

W(4)
(low)

W(5)

W(6)

W(7)
(high)
W(8) (high part)

W(7) (low part)


W(8) (low part)

W(9) (high part)

W(9) (low part)

W(10)
W(11)

W(13) (high part)

W(13) (low part)

W(14)
W(15)

10

12
13
14

W(16) (high)

W(16) (low part)

11
W(12) (high)

W(12) (low part)

W(17)

15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

ORIG-ARFCN

W(i)

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: This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.

: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


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Range 256 format

supported

1
0
FORMAT-ID

EXT- BA-IND
1
0
IND
FORMAT-ID (cont)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

ORIGARFCN
W(1)
(loW)

W(2)

4
W(4)
(high)
W(5) (high part)

W(5) (low part)

W(6) (high part)


W(8)
(high)

W(8) (low part)

W(9) (high part)


W(10)
W(12)

W(16) (low part)

W(17)

W(18) (low part)

W(19)

W(20) (low part)

W(21)

10
11

W(14) (high part)


W(15)

W(11) (high)

W(13)

W(7)

W(14) (low part)

W(4) (low part)

W(9)
(low)
W(11) (low part)

ORIGARFCN

W(1) (high part)

W(3)

W(6)
(low)

W(16)
(high)
W(18)
(high)
W(20)
(high)
0
spare

12
13
14
15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

ORIG-ARFCN : This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.
W(i)

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: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


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Range 128 format


8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

EXT- BA-IND
1
1
IND
FORMAT-ID (cont)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

ORIGARFCN

1
1

ORIGARFCN

W(1)

W(2)

W(3) (high part)

W(3) (low part)

W(4) (high part)

W(4)
(low)
W(6) (low part)

W(5)

4
5

W(6) (high part)


W(7)

6
7

W(8)

W(9)

W(10)

W(11)

W(12)

W(13)

10

W(14)

W(15)

11

W(16)
W(18)
(low)
W(21) (low)

W(17)
W(19)

W(20)
W(22)

W(24)
W(26)
(low)

W(18) (high)
W(21)
(high)
W(23)

W(25)
W(27)

13
14

W(26) (high)
W(28)

12

0
spare

15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

ORIG-ARFCN

W(i)

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also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.

: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


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Variable Bit Map format


8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

EXTIND

BA-IND

1
1
ORIGFORMAT-ID
ARFCN
(continued)
high
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(low)
:
:
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111

16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

ORIG-ARFCN

: This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.

RRFCN N: Relative radio frequency channel number N


- For an RF channel with ARFCN = ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '1'.
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = (ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 not belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '0'.
(Note: the number of neighbour BCCH frequencies is limited to 32)

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


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6.52.3 RACH CONTROL PARAMETERS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide parameters used to control the RACH utilisation.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Max
Retrans
AC
C15
AC
C07

AC
C14
AC
C06

1
RE

EC
C10
AC
C02

Cell
Bar
Acces
AC
C09
AC
C01

TX-Integer

AC
C13
AC
C05

AC
C12
AC
C04

AC
C11
AC
C03

AC
C08
AC
C00

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Max Retrans

TX Integer
Bits
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

5
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1

00
01
10
11

1 re transmission
2 re transmissions
4 re transmissions
7 re transmissions

Number of time slots to spread transmission


4 3
0 0
3 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
4 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
5 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
6 slots used to spread transmission
0 0
7 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
8 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
9 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
10 slots used to spread transmission
0 0
11 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
12 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
14 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
16 slots used to spread transmission
0 0
20 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
25 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
32 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
50 slots used to spread transmission

Cell Bar Access: Cell barred for access


0: the cell is not barred.
1: the cell is barred.
RE Call Re-establishment allowed
0: Re-establishment allowed in the cell
1: Re-establishment not allowed in the cell

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EC Emergency Call allowed (Octet 2 bit 3)


0: Emergency Call allowed in the cell to all MSs
1: Emergency Call not allowed in the cell except for the MSs that belong to one of the classes
between 11 to 15
AC CN : Access Control Class N (octet 2 except bit 3) and octet 3.
For a mobile station with AC CN, access is not barred
if the AC CN bit is coded with "0" ; N = 0,1..9,11..15.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
All the parameters are given to BSC during configuration and may be changed with OMC requests or
by BSC due to "Overload" or "Reset" actions.

6.52.4 SI 2BIS REST OCTETS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
This parameter consists of spare bits only and is used to allow the introduction of new
information on the BCCH in later phases.

BIT DESCRIPTION

0
Spare

0
Spare

1
Spare

0
Spare

1
Spare

0
Spare

1
Spare

1
Spare

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

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6.53 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2TER


NAME

SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2TER

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

BCCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent optionally on the BCCH by the network to stations within
the cell giving information on the extension of the BCCH allocation in the
neighbour cells. The SI2ter message may also provide the MS with information
on the 2G-to-3G cell reselections.

DIRECTION

From: BTS

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

(1)
L2 Pseudo Length

MV

Header
Extended BCCH Frequency List
SI 2ter Rest Octets

MV
MV
MV

2
16
4

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

23

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

(1)

ED
EVOLIUM

BSS Init of Telecom part


Overload Control

(ref. [19])
(ref. [16])

The ALCATEL BSS is compliant to GSM ETR 09.94 for phase 1 MS in biband networks. L2
pseudo-length of SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2ter is set to 0.

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6.53.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


P-GSM
8

L2 Pseudo Length

Neighbour
Cell
Description 2

SI 2ter Rest Octets

Note:

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L2 Pseudo Length Value=0

FORM
AT-ID

BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
124
123
122
121
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
120
119
118
117
116
115
114
113
................
BA
ARFCN
008
SI 2ter
R.O. 32
SI 2ter
R.O. 24
SI 2ter
R.O. 16
SI 2ter
R.O. 8

Multiband
reporting

BA
ARFCN
007
SI 2ter
R.O. 31
SI 2ter
R.O. 23
SI 2ter
R.O. 15
SI 2ter
R.O. 7

BA-IND

BA
ARFCN
006
SI 2ter
R.O. 30
SI 2ter
R.O. 22
SI 2ter
R.O. 14
SI 2ter
R.O. 6

BA
ARFCN
005
SI 2ter
R.O. 29
SI 2ter
R.O. 21
SI 2ter
R.O. 13
SI 2ter
R.O. 5

BA
ARFCN
004
SI 2ter
R.O. 28
SI 2ter
R.O. 20
SI 2ter
R.O. 12
SI 2ter
R.O. 4

BA
ARFCN
003
SI 2ter
R.O. 27
SI 2ter
R.O. 19
SI 2ter
R.O. 11
SI 2ter
R.O. 3

BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN
002
001
SI 2ter SI 2ter
R.O. 26 R.O. 25
SI 2ter SI 2ter
R.O. 18 R.O. 17
SI 2ter SI 2ter
R.O. 10 R.O. 9
SI 2ter SI 2ter
R.O. 2 R.O. 1

SI2 ter Rest Octets shall be filled as described in 6.53.3.

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E-GSM, GSM850, DCS 1800, DCS1900


8

L2 Pseudo Length

SI 2ter Rest Octets

L2 Pseudo Length Value=0

FORM
AT-ID
1
Neighbour
Cell
Description 2

ORIGARFCN
(low)
:
RRFCN
104
SI 2ter
R.O. 32
SI 2ter
R.O. 24
SI 2ter
R.O. 16
SI 2ter
R.O. 8

BA-IND
Multiband
reporting

FORMAT-ID
(continued)
Note

ORIGARFCN
high

ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)


RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

RRFCN
105
SI 2ter
R.O. 31
SI 2ter
R.O. 23
SI 2ter
R.O. 15
SI 2ter
R.O. 7

RRFCN
106
SI 2ter
R.O. 30
SI 2ter
R.O. 22
SI 2ter
R.O. 14
SI 2ter
R.O. 6

RRFCN
107
SI 2ter
R.O. 29
SI 2ter
R.O. 21
SI 2ter
R.O. 13
SI 2ter
R.O. 5

RRFCN
108
SI 2ter
R.O. 28
SI 2ter
R.O. 20
SI 2ter
R.O. 12
SI 2ter
R.O. 4

RRFCN
109
SI 2ter
R.O. 27
SI 2ter
R.O. 19
SI 2ter
R.O. 11
SI 2ter
R.O. 3

:
RRFCN RRFCN
110
111
SI 2ter SI 2ter
R.O. 26 R.O. 25
SI 2ter SI 2ter
R.O. 18 R.O. 17
SI 2ter SI 2ter
R.O. 10 R.O. 9
SI 2ter SI 2ter
R.O. 2 R.O. 1

The encoding described above is used with FORMAT-ID set to Variable bitmap when a dummy
ARFCN needs to be encoded in the SI2ter message because there is no additional 2G frequency to
encode in the SI2ter message but the SI2ter message has to be present to describe 3G frequencies.

Notes :
1)

0 x x:
Range 1024 format;
1 0 0:
Range 512 format;
1 0 1:
Range 256 format;
1 1 0:
Range 128 format;
1 1 1:
Variable bit map.
2) SI2 ter Rest Octets shall be filled as described in 6.53.3.

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6.53.2 EXTENDED BCCH FREQUENCY LIST / NEIGHBOUR CELLS DESCRIPTION 2


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the absolute radio frequency channel numbers of the BCCH carriers to be monitored by
the MS in the cell. Used for cell selection/reselection.
BIT DESCRIPTION
Bitmap 0 Format
8

supported
7

BA-IND
BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
Multiband
124
123
122
121
Reporting
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
120
119
118
117
116
115
114
113
................

FORMAT-ID

BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
008
007
006
005
004
003
002
001

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SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID
Multiband reporting

BA-IND
BA ARFCN N

Format identifier
Binary coded minimum number of cells of each supported band to be included
in MEASUREMENT REPORT message (if available). Range 0 to 3, set by
O&M.
BCCH allocation sequence number indication
Range 0 to 1
BCCH Allocation Absolute RF Channel Number N
if ARFCN = N belongs to the BCCH allocation, BA ARFCN N bit is coded with
"1" N = 1,2 ... 124
if not, BA ARFCN N bit is coded with "0" ; N=1,2 ...124

(Note : the number of neighbour BCCH frequencies is limited to 32)

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supported

Multiband
Reporting

FORMAT-ID

BA-IND

F0

W(1) (high part)

FORM
AT-ID
W(1) (low part)

W(2) (high part)

W(2)
(low)
W(3) (low part)

W(3) (high part)

W(4) (high part)

W(4) (low part)

W(5) (high part)

W(5) (low part)

W(6) (high part)

W(6) (low part)

W(7) (high part)

W(7) (low part)

W(8) (high part)

W(8)
(low)

W(9)

10

W(10)

W(11)
(high)
W(12) (high part)

W(11) (low part)


W(12) (low part)

W(13) (high part)

W(13) (low part)

W(14) (high part)

W(14) (low part)

W(15) (high part)

W(15) (low part)

W(16)

11
12
13
14
15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID
Multiband reporting

BA-IND
F0

W(i)

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Format identifier
Binary coded minimum number of cells of each supported band to be
included in MEASUREMENT REPORT message (if available). Range 0 to 3,
set by O&M
BCCH allocation sequence number indication
Range 0 to 1
Frequency indicator
0
ARFCN 0 is not a member of the set
1
ARFCN 0 is a member of the set
Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary
if W(k) is null, W(K+1) to W(16) must be null also

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8

supported
7

1
FORM
AT-ID

BA-IND

Multiband
Reporting

0
0
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

ORIGARFCN
W(1) (low part)

1
ORIGARFCN

W(1) (high part)

2
3

W(2) (high part)

W(2) (low)

W(3) (high part)

W(3) (low part)

W(4) (high part)

W(4)
(low)

W(5)

W(6)

W(7)
(high)
W(8) (high part)

W(7) (low part)


W(8) (low part)

W(9) (high part)

W(9) (low part)

W(10)
W(11)

W(13) (high part)

W(13) (low part)

W(14)
W(15)

10

12
13
14

W(16) (high)

W(16) (low part)

11
W(12) (high)

W(12) (low part)

W(17)

15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID
Multiband reporting

BA-IND
ORIG-ARFCN

W(i)

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Binary coded minimum number of cells of each supported band to be
included in MEASUREMENT REPORT message (if available). Range 0 to 3,
set by O&M
BCCH allocation sequence number indication
Range 0 to 1
This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This
value is also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other
frequencies.
Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.
if W(k) is null, W(K+1) to W(17) must be null also.

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1
FORM
AT-ID

BA-IND

Multiband
Reporting

0
1
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

ORIGARFCN
W(1)
(loW)

W(2)

4
W(4)
(high)
W(5) (high part)

W(5) (low part)

W(6) (high part)


W(8)
(high)

W(8) (low part)

W(9) (high part)


W(10)
W(12)

W(16) (low part)

W(17)

W(18) (low part)

W(19)

W(20) (low part)

W(21)

10
11

W(14) (high part)


W(15)

W(11) (high)

W(13)

W(7)

W(14) (low part)

W(4) (low part)

W(9)
(low)
W(11) (low part)

ORIGARFCN

W(1) (high part)

W(3)

W(6)
(low)

W(16)
(high)
W(18)
(high)
W(20)
(high)
0
spare

12
13
14
15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID
Multiband reporting

BA-IND
ORIG-ARFCN

W(i)

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Format identifier
Binary coded minimum number of cells of each supported band to be included
in MEASUREMENT REPORT message (if available). Range 0 to 3, set by
O&M.
BCCH allocation sequence number indication
Range 0 to 1
This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This
value is also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other
frequencies.
Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.
if W(k) is null, W(K+1) to W(21) must be null also.

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Range 128 format


8
1
FORM
AT-ID

supported
7

BA-IND

Multiband
Reporting

ORIGARFCN

1
0
FORMAT-ID
(continued)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
W(1)
W(2)

ORIGARFCN

W(4) (high part)


W(5)

2
3

W(3) (high part)

W(3) (low part)


W(4)
(low)
W(6) (low part)

4
5

W(6) (high part)


W(7)

6
7

W(8)

W(9)

W(10)

W(11)

W(12)

W(13)

10

W(14)

W(15)

11

W(16)
W(18)
(low)
W(21) (low)

W(17)
W(19)

W(20)
W(22)

W(24)
W(26)
(low)

W(18) (high)
W(21)
(high)
W(23)

W(25)
W(27)

13
14

W(26) (high)
W(28)

12

0
spare

15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID
Multiband reporting

BA-IND
ORIG-ARFCN

W(i)

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Format identifier
Binary coded minimum number of cells of each supported band to be
included in MEASUREMENT REPORT message (if available). Range 0 to 3,
set by O&M.
BCCH allocation sequence number indication
Range 0 to 1.
This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This
value is also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other
frequencies.
Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.
if W(k) is null, W(K+1) to W(28) must be null also.

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Variable Bit Map format


8

1
FORM
AT-ID

supported
7

BA-IND

1
1
ORIGFORMAT-ID
ARFCN
(continued)
high
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(low)
:
:
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111

Multiband
Reporting

16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID
Multiband reporting

BA-IND
ORIG-ARFCN

RRFCN N

Format identifier
Binary coded minimum number of cells of each supported band to be
included in MEASUREMENT REPORT message (if available). Range 0 to 3,
set by O&M.
BCCH allocation sequence number indication
Range 0 to 1
This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This
value is also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other
frequencies.
Relative radio frequency channel number N
For an RF channel with ARFCN = ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 belonging
to the set, then RRFCN N bit is coded as '1'.
For an RF channel with ARFCN = (ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 not
belonging to the set, then RRFCN N bit is coded as '0'.
Note: the number of neighbour BCCH frequencies is limited to 32

The following setting of the variable format is used when a dummy ARFCN needs to be encoded in
the SI2ter message:
FORMAT-ID
Multiband reporting
BA-IND
ORIG-ARFCN

RRFCN N

Set to Variable bitmap


Set to 00
BCCH allocation sequence number indication
Range 0 to 1.
This field encodes the dummy ARFCN defined by the parameter
DUMMY_ARFCN_FOR_SI2TER. This value is also used as the origin of the bit
map to generate all the other frequencies.
Relative radio frequency channel number N
All the RRFCN are set to 0.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


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6.53.3 SI 2TER REST OCTETS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
If UTRAN FDD cell reselection is enabled and FDD UTRAN frequencies are declared in the
BSC, this parameter contains optional information on UTRAN cells to be monitored by the MS
in the cell. Otherwise, it consists of spare bits only and is used to allow the introduction of new
information on the BCCH in later phases.

BIT DESCRIPTION
1) If one UARFCN frequency is present in SI2ter instance, the SI2ter Rest Octet IE is filled as follows:
8

SI2ter_ SI2ter_
MP_CH 3G_CH
ANGE_ ANGE_
MARK MARK
SI2ter_
PI=1
PI=0
COUN
T

L|H = 1

SI2ter_INDEX

PI=1

SI2ter_COUNT

FDD-ARFCN

FDD-ARFCN
FDD-ARFCN

Note:

PI = 0

PI = 0

PI = 0

3
0
Spare

1
Spare

1
Spare

If the SI2ter message describes 3G neighbour cells, the last SI 2ter instance always contains
the 3G measurement parameters description. The preceding SI 2ter instances provide the MS
with the UARFCN frequency description. Thus, if there are n UARFCN frequencies in the
FDD_ARFCN_LIST given by the OMC, the number of SI 2ter instances is n + 1.

2) If the 3G measurement parameters are described in the SI2ter instance, the SI 2ter Rest Octet IE is
filled as follows:

L|H = 1

SI2ter_ SI2ter_
SI2ter_INDEX
SI2ter_COUNT
MP_CH 3G_CH
ANGE_ ANGE_
MARK MARK
SI2ter_
PI=0
PI = 0
PI = 1
Qsearch_I
COUN
T
PI = 1
FDD_Qoffset
FDD_Qmin
PI = 0

0
Spare

1
Spare

0
Spare

1
Spare

0
Spare

1
Spare

1
Spare

3
4

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1
Spare

0
Spare

1
Spare

0
Spare

1
Spare

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0
Spare
0
Spare
0
Spare

0
Spare
0
Spare
0
Spare

1
Spare
1
Spare
1
Spare

0
Spare
0
Spare
0
Spare

1
Spare
1
Spare
1
Spare

0
Spare
0
Spare
0
Spare

1
Spare
1
Spare
1
Spare

1
Spare
1
Spare
1
Spare

2
3
4

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


SI2ter_MP_CHANGE_MARK:
Indicates whether or not 3G Measurement parameters shall be re-read.
SI2ter_3G_CHANGE_MARK:
Indicates whether or not UTRAN FDD Description shall be re-read.
SI2ter_COUNT :
Binary representation minus one of the number of SI2ter instances.
SI2ter_INDEX :
Binary representation of the index of the instance of the SI2ter.
FDD-ARFCN: Nu = 5 * (F MHz), 0.0 MHz F 3276.6 MHz. The OMC provides the BSC with the FDDARFCN in the O&M FDD ARFCN list denoted FDD_ARFCN_LIST.
Qsearch_I:
Search for 3G cells if signal level is below (0-7) or above (8-15) threshold.
0 = - 98 dBm, 1 = - 94 dBm, ,
6 = - 74 dBm, 7 = (always) 8 = - 78 dBm, 9 = - 74 dBm, ,
14 = - 54 dBm, 15 = (never).
Note that, on MS side, default value = (never).
FDD_Qoffset:
Applies an offset to RLA_C for cell re-selection to access technology.
0 = - (always select a cell if acceptable),
1 = -28 dB, 2 = -24 dB, , 15 = 28 dB.
Note that, on MS side, default value = 0 dB.

FDD_Qmin:
A minimum threshold for Ec/No for UTRAN FDD cell re-selection.
0 = -20 dB, 1 = -6 dB, 2 = -18 dB, 3 = -8 dB, 4 = -16 dB, 5 = -10 dB, 6 = -14 dB, 7 = -12 dB.
Note that, on MS side, default value = -12 dB.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


SI2ter_MP_CHANGE_MARK:
This toggle shall be changed at each change of information concerning 3G Measurement Parameters
parameter shall be incremented. The same value shall be kept in every SI 2ter instance belonging to
the same set of SI 2ter messages.
SI2ter_3G_CHANGE_MARK:
This toggle shall be changed at each change of information concerning UTRAN FDD Description and
UTRAN TDD Description. The same value shall be kept in every SI 2ter instance belonging to the
same set of SI 2ter messages.
SI2ter_INDEX:
The SI2ter_INDEX field is binary coded, range 0 to 7, and indexes each instance of SI2ter.

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All other sub-parameters are set by O & M and stored in BSC and may change according to OMC
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6.54 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2QUATER


NAME

SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2QUATER

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

BCCH/ BCCH extended

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent optionally on either the BCCH or the BCCH extended( if it is
configured in the cell) by the network to stations within the cell giving information
on additional measurement and reporting parameters and/or UTRAN neighbour
cells.

DIRECTION

From: BTS

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

(1)
L2 Pseudo Length

MV

Header
SI 2quater Rest Octets

MV
MV

2
20

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

23

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

(1)

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Overload Control

(ref. [19])
(ref. [16])

The ALCATEL BSS is compliant to GSM ETR 09.94 for phase 1 MS in biband networks. L2
pseudo-length of SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2quater is set to 0.

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6.54.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

L2 Pseudo Length

L2 Pseudo Length Value=0

SI 2quater Rest
Octets
....
SI2 quater Rest Octets shall be filled as described in 6.53.3.
..

6.54.2 SI 2QUATER REST OCTETS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
The SI 2quater Rest Octets information element contains neighbour cell lists for UTRAN cells. For cell
reselection, it is used to build the 3G Cell Reselection list.
BIT DESCRIPTION
< SI2quater Rest Octets > ::=
< BA_IND : bit (1) >
< 3G_BA_IND : bit (1) >
< MP_CHANGE_MARK : bit (1) >
< SI2quater_INDEX : bit (4) >
< SI2quater_COUNT : bit (4) >
{ 0 | 1 < Measurement_Parameters Description :
< Measurement Parameters Description struct >> }
{ 0 | 1 < GPRS_Real Time Difference Description :
< GPRS_Real Time Difference Description struct >> }
{ 0 | 1 < GPRS_BSIC Description :
< GPRS_BSIC Description struct >> }
{ 0 | 1 < GPRS_REPORT PRIORITY Description :
< GPRS_REPORT_PRIORITY Description struct >> }
{ 0 | 1 < GPRS_MEASUREMENT_Parameters Description :
< GPRS_MEASUREMENT Parameters Description struct >> }
{ 0 | 1 < NC Measurement Parameters :
< NC Measurement Parameters struct >> }
{ 0 | 1 < extension length : bit (8) >
< < bit (val(extension length)+1) > &
{ < SI2q Extension Information > ! { Ignore: bit ** = <no string> } } > }

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{ 0 | 1 < 3G Neighbour Cell Description :


< 3G Neighbour Cell Description struct >> }
{ 0 | 1 < 3G Measurement Parameters Description :
< 3G Measurement Parameters Description struct >> }
{ 0 | 1 < GPRS_3G_MEASUREMENT Parameters Description :
< GPRS_3G MEASUREMENT Parameters Description struct >> }
{ null | L
|H
{0|1
< 3G Additional Measurement Parameters Description :
< 3G Additional Measurement Parameters Description struct >> }
{0|1
< 3G ADDITIONAL MEASUREMENT Parameters Description 2 :
< 3G ADDITIONAL MEASUREMENT Parameters Description 2 struct >> }
{ null | L
|H
< 3G_CCN_ACTIVE : bit (1) >
}}
< spare padding > ;

<MEASUREMENT PARAMETERS Description Struct > ::=


< REPORT_TYPE : bit >
< SERVING_BAND_REPORTING : bit (2) > ;
< GPRS Real Time Difference Description struct > ::=
{0|1
{0|1
< BA_Index_Start_RTD : bit (5) > }
< RTD : < RTD6 Struct >>
{ 0 < RTD : < RTD6 Struct >> } **1 }
{0|1
{0|1
< BA_Index_Start_RTD : bit (5) > }
< RTD : < RTD12 Struct >>
{ 0 < RTD : < RTD12 Struct >> } **1 };
< RTD6 Struct > ::=
{ 0 < RTD : bit (6) > } ** 1;
< RTD12 Struct > ::=
{ 0 < RTD : bit (12) > } ** 1;
< GPRS BSIC Description struct > ::=
{ 0 | 1 < BA_Index_Start_BSIC : bit (5) > }
< BSIC : bit (6) >
< Number_Remaining_BSIC: bit (7) >
{
< Frequency_Scrolling : bit >
< BSIC : bit (6) > } * (val(Number_Remaining_BSIC)) ;
< GPRS REPORT PRIORITY Description struct > ::=
< Number_Cells : bit (7) >
{ REP_PRIORITY: bit } * (val(Number_Cells)) ;
< GPRS MEASUREMENT PARAMETERS Description struct > ::=
< REPORT_TYPE : bit >
< REPORTING_RATE : bit >
< INVALID_BSIC_REPORTING : bit >
{0|1
< MULTIBAND_REPORTING : bit (2) > }
{0|1
< SERVING_BAND_REPORTING : bit (2) > }
< SCALE_ORD : bit(2) >
{0|1
< 900_REPORTING_OFFSET : bit (3) >
< 900_REPORTING_THRESHOLD : bit (3) > }
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{0|1
< 1800_REPORTING_OFFSET : bit (3) >
< 1800_REPORTING_THRESHOLD : bit (3) > }
{0|1
< 400_REPORTING_OFFSET : bit (3) >
< 400_REPORTING_THRESHOLD : bit (3) > }
{0|1
< 1900_REPORTING_OFFSET : bit (3) >
< 1900_REPORTING_THRESHOLD : bit (3) > }
{0|1
< 850_REPORTING_OFFSET : bit (3) >
< 850_REPORTING_THRESHOLD : bit (3) > } ;
< NC Measurement Parameters struct > ::=
< NETWORK_CONTROL_ORDER : bit (2) >
{ 0 | 1 < NC_ NON_DRX_PERIOD : bit (3) >
< NC_REPORTING_PERIOD_I : bit (3) >
< NC_REPORTING_PERIOD_T : bit (3) > } ;
< SI2q Extension Information > :: =
{0|1
< CCN Support Description : < CCN Support Description struct >> }
<spare bit>** ;
< CCN Support Description struct > ::=
< Number_Cells : bit (7) >
{ CCN_SUPPORTED : bit } * (val(Number_Cells)) ;
< 3G Neighbour Cell Description struct > ::=
{ 0 | 1 < Index_Start_3G : bit (7) }
{ 0 | 1 < Absolute_Index_Start_EMR : bit (7) }
{ 0 | 1 < UTRAN FDD Description : UTRAN FDD Description struct >> }
{ 0 | 1 < UTRAN TDD Description : UTRAN TDD Description struct >> } ;
< UTRAN FDD Description struct > ::=
{ 0 | 1 < Bandwidth_FDD : bit (3)> }
{ 1 < Repeated UTRAN FDD Neighbour Cells :
<Repeated UTRAN FDD Neighbour Cells struct >> } ** 0 ;
< Repeated UTRAN FDD Neighbour Cells struct > ::=
0 < FDD-ARFCN : bit (14) >
< FDD_Indic0 : bit >
< NR_OF_FDD_CELLS : bit (5) >
< FDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field : bit(p(NR_OF_FDD_CELLS)) > ;
< UTRAN TDD Description struct > : :=
{ 0 | 1 < Bandwidth_TDD : bit (3)> }
{ 1 < Repeated UMTS TDD Neighbour Cells :
<Repeated UMTS TDD Neighbour Cells struct >> } ** 0 ;
< Repeated UTRAN TDD Neighbour Cells struct > ::=
0 < TDD-ARFCN : bit (14) >
< TDD_Indic0 : bit >
< NR_OF_TDD_CELLS : bit (5) >
< TDD_CELL_INFORMATION Field : bit(q(NR_OF_TDD_CELLS) > ;
< 3G MEASUREMENT PARAMETERS Description struct > ::=
< Qsearch_I : bit (4) >
< Qsearch_C_Initial : bit (1) >

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{0|1
< FDD_Qoffset : bit (4) >
FDD_REP_QUANT : bit (1) >
< FDD_MULTIRAT_REPORTING : bit (2) >
< FDD_Qmin : bit (3) > }
{0|1
< TDD_Qoffset : bit (4) >
< TDD_MULTIRAT_REPORTING : bit (2) > } ;

<

< GPRS 3G MEASUREMENT PARAMETERS Description struct > ::=


< Qsearch_P : bit (4) >
< 3G_SEARCH_PRIO : bit >
{0|1
< FDD_REP_QUANT : bit >
< FDD_MULTIRAT_REPORTING : bit (2) > }
{0|1
< FDD_REPORTING_OFFSET : bit (3) >
< FDD_REPORTING_THRESHOLD : bit (3) > }
{0|1
< TDD_MULTIRAT_REPORTING : bit (2) > }
{0|1
< TDD_REPORTING_OFFSET : bit (3) >
< TDD_REPORTING_THRESHOLD : bit (3) > } ;
< 3G Additional Measurement Parameters Description struct > ::=
< FDD_Qmin_Offset : bit (3) >
< FDD_RSCPmin : bit (4) > ;
< 3G Additional Measurement Parameters Description 2 struct > ::=
{ 0 | 1 < FDD_REPORTING_THRESHOLD_2 : bit (6) > } ;
Note: parameters that dont present in SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION are not used in Alcatel BSS.
Example 1:
Case of 3 UTRAN FDD ARFCNs, 3 UTRAN TDD ARFCNs (for a 2G cell , the number of FDD/TDD
ARFCNs is respectively lower or equal to 3), EN_2G_TO_3G_CELL_RESELECTION,
EN_2G_TO_3GTDD_CELL_RESELECTION and EN_CPICH_2G_3G_RESELECTION are all not set
to 0, and PBCCH not activated in the cell. There are two instances in this example.
Note:
Instance 1:
8

BA_
IND

2
3

3G_
MP_CH
BA_
ANGE_
IND
MARK
SI2quater_COUNT = 1

PI=0

PI=0

PI=0

PI=0

SI2quat
er_CO
UNT
PI=0

PI=0

PI=0

PI=0

PI=1

PI=0

PI=1

PI=0

PI=1

SI2quater_INDEX = 0

PI=0

FDD_ARFCN 1

FDD_ARFCN 1
NR_OF_FDD_CELLS

PI=1

PI=0

FDD_In
dic0
FDD_A
RFCN
2

FDD_ARFCN 2
FDD_ARFCN 2
NR_OF_FDD_CELLS

PI=1

PI=0

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5
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FDD_In NR_OF_FDD_C
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FDD_ARFCN 3

FDD_ARFCN 3
FDD_ARFCN 3

8
9
10

NR_OF_FDD_CELLS

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NR_OF
_FDD_
CELLS
PI=0

PI=0

PI=1

PI=1

Bandwidth_TDD

PI=1

TDD_ARFCN 1

13

TDD_ARFCN 1
NR_OF_TDD_CELLS

PI=1

PI=0

TDD_In
dic0
TDD_A
RFCN
2

TDD_ARFCN 2
TDD_ARFCN 2
NR_OF_TDD_CELLS

PI=0

PI=0

12

14
15

16
TDD_In NR_OF_TDD_C
dic0
ELLS
PI=0
Spare

17
18

Instance 2:
8

BA_
IND

3G_
MP_CH
BA_
ANGE_
IND
MARK
SI2quater_COUNT = 1

PI=0

PI=0

PI=1

PI=0

PI=1

Index_Start_3G

Bandwidth_TDD

PI=1

PI=0

SI2quat
er_CO
UNT
PI=0

SI2quater_INDEX = 1

PI=0

PI=0

PI=0

Index_Start_3G
PI=0

PI=0

PI=1

PI=1

PI=0

TDD_In
dic0

PI=1

Bandwi
dth_TD
D

TDD_ARFCN 3

FDD_Qmin

TDD_M
ULTIR
AT_RE
PORTI
NG
PI=0

PI=1

PI=1

PI=0

PI=0

NR_OF_TDD_CELLS

FDD_RSCPmin

Qsearc
PI=1
h_C_Ini
tial
FDD_R FDD_MULTIRAT FDD_Q
EP_QU _REPORTING
min
ANT
TDD_Qoffset
TDD_M
ULTIR
AT_RE
PORTI
NG
Qsearch_P
3G_SE
PI=0
ARCH_
PRIO

1
(HIGH)

5
6

Qsearch_I

FDD_Qoffset

2
3

TDD_ARFCN 3
TDD_ARFCN 3

7
8

10

11

PI=1

FDD_Qmin_Offset

12

PI=0

Spare

13

Example 2:
Case of 3 UTRAN FDD ARFCNs (for a 2G cell , the number of FDD/TDD ARFCNs is respectively
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0, and PBCCH activated in the cell.
8

3G_
MP_CH
BA_
ANGE_
IND
MARK
SI2quater_COUNT

BA_
IND

PI=0

PI=0

2
3

SI2quater_INDEX

PI=1

PI=0

PI=0

PI=0

PI=0

SI2quat
er_CO
UNT
PI=0

PI=0

PI=0

PI=1

PI=0

PI=1

PI=0

FDD_ARFCN

FDD_ARFCN
NR_OF_FDD_CELLS

PI=1

PI=0

FDD_In
dic0
FDD_A
RFCN

FDD_ARFCN
FDD_ARFCN
NR_OF_FDD_CELLS

PI=1

PI=0

NR_OF
_FDD_
CELLS
Qsearc
h_C_Ini
tial

PI=0

PI=0

PI=1

FDD_MU
LTIRAT_
REPORTI
NG

FDD_In
dic0
PI=1

FDD_In NR_OF_FDD_C
dic0
ELLS
FDD_ARFCN

PI=0

8
9
10

NR_OF_FDD_CELLS

11

Qsearch_I

12

FDD_Qoffset

FDD_Qmin

FDD_ARFCN
FDD_ARFCN

PI=0

FDD_R FDD_MU
LTIRAT_
EP_QU REPORTI
ANT
NG
Spare

13

14

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


BA_IND:
BCCH allocation sequence number indication.
Range 0 to 1.
3G_BA_IND:
3G BCCH allocation sequence number indication.
Indicates whether or not the MS shall re-read all instances and rebuild the 3G Neighbour Cell list.
MP_CHANGE_MARK:
Indicates whether or not 3G Measurement parameters shall be re-read.
0 at initialisation.
SI2quater_INDEX :
This field is binary coded, range 0 to 15, and indexes each instance of SI2quater Rest Octet
information element.
SI2quater_COUNT :
Binary representation minus one of the number of SI2quater instances.
Index_Start_3G (7 bit field)

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This optional information element indicates the binary value of the first index to use to build this
instance of the 3G Neighbour Cell list. In the first instance (i.e. when MI_INDEX = 0) this parameter is
not sent.
FDD_ARFCN:
UTRAN FDD central frequency.
This IE set by O&M is defined as the UARFCN in 3GPP TS 25.101.
FDD_Indic0:
This field indicates if the FDD_CELL_INFORMATION parameter value 0000000000 is a member of
the set or not.
Set to 0
NR_OF_FDD_CELLS
Set to 31
Bandwidth_TDD (3 bit field)
Bit
321
000 3.84Mcps
001 1.28Mcps
Set to 001
TDD_ARFCN (14 bit field)
This parameter is UTRAN TDD central frequency, defined as the UARFCN in 3GPP TS 25.102.
Set by O&M.
TDD_Indic0, information 0 indicator (1 bit):
This field indicates if the TDD_CELL_INFORMATION parameter value '0000000000' is a member of
the set or not.
Set to 0.
NR_OF_TDD_CELLS (5 bit field)
Set to 31.
Qsearch_I:
Search for 3G cells if signal level is below (0-7) or above (8-15) threshold.
0 = - 98 dBm, 1 = - 94 dBm, ,
6 = - 74 dBm, 7 = (always) 8 = - 78 dBm, 9 = - 74 dBm, ,
14 = - 54 dBm, 15 = (never).
Note that, on MS side, default value = (never).
Set by O&M
Qsearch_C_Initial
Indicates the Qsearch value to be used in connected mode before Qsearch_C is received,
Set to 0 (use Q_Isearch)
FDD_Qoffset:
Applies an offset to RLA_C for cell re-selection to access technology.
(0 = - (always select a cell if acceptable),
1 = -28 dB, 2 = -24 dB, , 15 = 28 dB.
Note that, on MS side, default value = 0 dB.)???
Set by O&M.
FDD_REP_QUANT:
Indicates the reporting quantity for UTRAN FDD cells.
Set to 0.
FDD_MULTIRAT_REPORTING

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the number of cells from the access technology/mode FDD (one or more) that shall be included in the
list of strongest cells or in the measurement report.
Set to 0
FDD_Qmin
A minimum threshold for Ec/No for UTRAN FDD cell re-selection
Set by O&M
TDD_Qoffset
Offset added to the received level average of the serving cell and of the neighbour GSM cells for
UTRAN TDD cell reselection.
Set by O&M.
TDD_MULTIRAT_REPORTING
Set to 0.
Qsearch_P
Search for 3G cells if signal level below threshold (0-7) or above threshold (8-15)( for PBCCH).
Set equal to Qsearch_I
3G_SEARCH_PRIO
Indicate if 3G cells may be searched when BSIC decoding is required
Set by O&M
FDD_Qmin_Offset
Applies an offset to FDD_Qmin value.
0 = 0 dB, 1 = 2 dB, ..., 7 = 14 dB.
Set by O&M
FDD_RSCPmin
A minimum threshold of RSCP for UTRAN FDD cell re-selection.
0 = -115 dBm, 1 = -113 dBm, ..., 15 = -85 dBm.
Set by O&M
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
BA_IND :
The BA-IND is a one bit field which allows the BSC to differentiate MEASUREMENT REPORTs
related to BCCH BA or to SACCH BA. To achieve this, the BSC shall ensure that BA-IND_SACCH
is always the opposite of BA-IND_BCCH.
3G_BA_IND :
It shall be toggled each time each time 3G Neighbour Cell information is changed.
When the 3G_BA_IND parameter is changed, the MS shall re-read all instances and rebuild the
3G Neighbour Cell list.
MP_CHANGE_MARK :
This parameter shall be toggled, each time 3G Measurement have been changed.

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6.55 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3


NAME

SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

BCCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the BCCH by the network to cell giving information of
control of the RACH, of location area identification, of cell identity and various
other information about the cell.

DIRECTION

From: BTS

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

L2 Pseudo Length
Header
Cell Identity
Location Area ID.
Control Channel Description
Cell Options ( BCCH )
Cell Selection Parameters
RACH Control Parameters
SI 3 Rest Octets

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

MV
MV
MV
MV
MV
MV
MV
MV
MV

1
2
2
5
3
1
2
3
4

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

ABNORMAL SITUATION

23

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

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(ref. [1])
Overload Control
(ref. [16])
BSS Initialisation of the Telecom part
(ref. [19])
BSS Global Reset
(ref. [21])
System Information Management
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6.55.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

8
L2 Pseudo Length

L2 Pseudo Length Value=18

Cell Identity

Cell Identity value


Cell Identity value (continued)

Location Area
Identification

MCC Digit 2

MCC Digit 1

MNC Digit 3 (Note)

MCC Digit 3

MNC Digit 2

MNC Digit 1
LAC
LAC (continued)

Control Channel
Description

MSCR

ATT

0
Spare

BS-AG-BLKS-RES
0

0
0
Spare
Spare
T 3212 Timeout value

CBQ3

0
PWRC
Spare
CELL RESELECT
HYSTERESIS
ACS
NECI

Cell Options
Cell Selection
Parameters

DTX

AC
C15
AC
C7

SI 3 Rest Octets

Note

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C14
AC
C6

BS-PA-MFRMS

Radio-Link-Timeout
MS-TXPWR-MAX-CCH
RXLEV-ACCESS-MIN

Max Retrans
RACH Control
Parameters

CCCH-CONF

TX-Integer
AC
C13
AC
C5

AC
C12
AC
C4

AC
C11
AC
C3

EC
AC
C2

Cell
Bar
Acces
AC
C9
AC
C1

RE
AC
C8
AC
C0

See the tables below for the detail

3 digits MNC is supported. Note that in case where only two digits MNC is used, the field
MNC Digit 3 shall be filled in with 1111.

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Case 0 SI 3 Rest Octets detail description (without Optional Selection Parameters, without GPRS
Indicator, with absence of SI2 QUATER):
Information elements

Length
(bit)

Coding rules

Set to L (Selection Parameters are not used)

Set to L (Optional Power offset is not used)

System Information 2ter


Indicator

See 6.55.8 for detail.

Early Classmark Sending


Control

See 6.55.8 for detail.

Set to L (Scheduling if and where is not used)

Set to L (GPRS Indicator is not used)

3G Early Classmark
Sending Restriction

Set to L, see 6.55.8 for detail.

SI2quater Indicator

Set to L :SI 2quater message is not broadcast

Case 1 SI 3 Rest Octets detail description (without Optional Selection Parameters, with GPRS
Indicator, with absence of SI2 QUATER):

Information elements

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Coding rules

Set to L (Selection Parameters are not used)

Set to L (Optional Power offset is not used)

System Information 2ter


Indicator

See 6.55.8 for detail.

Early Classmark Sending


Control

See 6.55.8 for detail.

Set to L (Scheduling if and where is not used)

Set to H (GPRS Indicator is used)

RA COLOUR

See 6.55.8 for detail.

SI13 POSITION

See 6.55.8 for detail.

3G Early Classmark
Sending Restriction

Set to L, see 6.55.8 for detail.

SI 2quater indicator

Set to L : SI 2quater message is not broadcast

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Case 2 SI 3 Rest Octets detail description (with Optional Selection Parameters, without GPRS
Indicator, with absence of SI2 QUATER):
Information elements

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Length
(bit)

Coding rules

Set to H (Selection Parameters are used)

CBQ

See 6.55.8 for detail.

CELL_RESELECT_OFFSET

See 6.55.8 for detail.

TEMPORARY_OFFSET

See 6.55.8 for detail.

PENALTY_TIME

See 6.55.8 for detail.

Set to L (Optional Power offset is not used)

System Information 2ter


Indicator

See 6.55.8 for detail.

Early Classmark Sending


Control

See 6.55.8 for detail.

Set to L (Scheduling if and where is not used)

Set to L (GPRS Indicator is not used)

3G Early Classmark
Sending Restriction

Set to L, see 6.55.8 for detail.

SI 2quater indicator

Set to L : SI 2quater message is not broadcast

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Case 3 SI 3 Rest Octets detail description (with Optional Selection Parameters, with GPRS
Indicator, with absence of SI2 QUATER ):
Information elements

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Length
(bit)

Coding rules

Set to H (Selection Parameters are used)

CBQ

See 6.55.8 for detail.

CELL_RESELECT_OFFSET

See 6.55.8 for detail.

TEMPORARY_OFFSET

See 6.55.8 for detail.

PENALTY_TIME

See 6.55.8 for detail.

Set to L (Optional Power offset is not used)

System Information 2ter


Indicator

See 6.55.8 for detail.

Early Classmark Sending


Control

See 6.55.8 for detail.

Set to L (Scheduling if and where is not used)

Set to H (GPRS Indicator is used)

RA COLOUR

See 6.55.8 for detail.

SI13 POSITION

See 6.55.8 for detail.

3G Early Classmark
Sending Restriction

Set to L, see 6.55.8 for detail.

SI 2quater indicator

Set to L : SI 2quater message is not broadcast

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Case 4 SI 3 Rest Octets detail description (with Optional Selection Parameters, with GPRS
Indicator, with presence of SI2 QUARTER).
Information elements

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Length
(bit)

Coding rules

Set to H (Selection Parameters are used)

CBQ

See 6.55.8 for detail.

CELL_RESELECT_OFFSET

See 6.55.8 for detail.

TEMPORARY_OFFSET

See 6.55.8 for detail.

PENALTY_TIME

See 6.55.8 for detail.

Set to L (Optional Power offset is not used)

System Information 2ter


Indicator

See 6.55.8 for detail.

Early Classmark Sending


Control

See 6.55.8 for detail.

Set to L (Scheduling if and where is not used)

Set to H (GPRS Indicator is used)

RA COLOUR

See 6.55.8 for detail.

SI13 POSITION

See 6.55.8 for detail.

3G Early Classmark
Sending Restriction

Set to L, see 6.55.8 for detail.

SI 2quater indicator

Set to H if SI 2quater message is broadcast

SI2quater_POSITION

- 0 : SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2 quater


message is sent on BCCH Norm.
- 1 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2 quater
message is sent on BCCH Ext.

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6.55.2 CELL IDENTITY


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
Identification of the cells within a location area.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Cell Identity value


CI value (continued)
Coding scheme depends on administration
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
CI value, Cell Identity value

See 3GPP TS 24.008.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER

6.55.3 LOCATION AREA IDENTIFICATION


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide unambiguous identification of Location Areas within the area covered by GSM
system.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

MCC Digit 2

MCC Digit 1

MNC Digit 3 (Note)

MCC Digit 3

MNC Digit 2

MNC Digit 1

LAC
LAC (continued)

Note

3 digits MNC is supported. Note that in case where only two digits MNC is used, the field
MNC Digit 3 shall be filled in with 1111.

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


MCC Mobile Country Code (See CCITT. E.212)
MNC Mobile Network Code (BCD)
LAC Location Area Code
See 3GPP TS 24.008 (Coding scheme chosen by adm).

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


All these parameters will be given to BSC during the Configuration.

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6.55.4 CONTROL CHANNEL DESCRIPTION


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide a variety of information about a cell
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

MSCR

ATT

0
Spare

BS-AG-BLKS-RES
0

CBQ3

0
spare
T 3212 Timeout value

CCCH-CONF
BS-PA-MFRMS

bit 8 of octet 1 and bits 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 of octet 2 are spare.


SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
MSCR, MSC Release. Set by O&M according to the MSC Release.
Bit 8
0 MSC is Release '98 or older
1 MSC is Release '99 onwards
ATT, Attach-detach allowed. Set by O&M according to MSC and VLR options.
Bit 7
0 MSs in the cell are not allowed to apply IMSI attach and detach procedure.
1 MSs in the cell shall apply IMSI attach and detach procedure.
BS-AG-BLKS-RES,
The BS-AG-BLKS-RES field is coded as the binary representation of the number of blocks
reserved for access grant.
Range 0 to 2 if CCCH-CONF = "001"
0 to 7 for other values of CCCH-CONF
All other values are reserved in the first case
CCCH-CONF
Bits
321
0 0 0 1 basic physical channel used for CCCH, not combined with SDCCHs
0 0 1 1 basic physical channel used for CCCH, combined with SDCCHs
0 1 0 2 basic physical channel used for CCCH, not combined with SDCCHs
1 0 0 3 basic physical channel used for CCCH, not combined with SDCCHs
1 1 0 4 basic physical channels used for CCCH, not combined with SDCCHs
All other values are reserved
CBQ3, Cell Bar Qualify 3. Always set to 00
Bits
76
00
Iu mode not supported
01
Iu mode capable MSs barred
10
Iu mode supported, cell not barred
11
Iu mode supported, cell not barred. The network shall not use this value.

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BS-PA-MFRMS
Bits
321
0 0 0 2 multiframes period
paging subgroup
0 0 1 3 multiframes period
paging subgroup
0 1 0 4 multiframes period
paging subgroup
...
1 1 1 9 multiframes period
paging subgroup

for transmission of PAGING REQUEST messages to the same


for transmission of PAGING REQUEST messages to the same
for transmission of PAGING REQUEST messages to the same

for transmission of PAGING REQUEST messages to the same

Note: The number of different paging subchannels on the CCCH is:


(3 - BS-AG-BLKS-RES) * BS-PA-MFRMS, if CCCH-CONF = "001"
(9 - BS-AG-BLKS-RES) * BS-PA-MFRMS, for other values of CCCH-CONF
T3212 timeout value
The T3212 timeout value field is coded as the binary representation of the timeout value for
periodic updating in decihours.
Range: 1 to 255
The value 0 is used for infinite timeout value
i.e. periodic updating shall not be used within the cell.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
All these sub-parameters are set by O & M and stored in BSC and may change according to OMC
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6.55.5 CELL OPTIONS (BCCH)


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide a variety of information about a cell.

BIT DESCRIPTION
8

PWRC

DTX

Radio-Link-Timeout

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


PWRC

:
0
1

DTX

:
value
value
value

Power control indicator


MS shall include measurement on the BCCH carrier. PWRC is not set
MS shall not include measurement on the BCCH carrier. PWRC is set
DTX indicator
00 MS may use discontinuous transmission
01 MS shall use discontinuous transmission
10 MS shall not use discontinuous transmission

Radio-Link-Timeout
0000:
0001:
0010:
..
..
..
1110:
1111:

4 SACCH blocks
8 SACCH blocks
12 SACCH blocks

60 SACCH blocks
64 SACCH blocks

See 3GPP TS. 05.08


PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
Information known by BSC (via O&M operation) and send to MS on BCCH.

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6.55.6 CELL SELECTION PARAMETERS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide a variety of information about a cell.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

CELL RESELECT
HYSTERESIS
ACS
NECI

MS-TXPWR-MAX-CCH
RXLEV-ACCESS-MIN

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


CELL RESELECT HYSTERESIS
Bits
876
0 0 0 0 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
0 0 1 2 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
0 1 0 4 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
0 1 1 6 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
1 0 0 8 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
1 0 1 10 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
1 1 0 12 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
1 1 1 14 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
MS-TXPWR-MAX-CCH: binary representation of the maximum power control level
an MS may use when accessing on a CCH
GSM 900 coding: range 0 to 19; step size = 2 dBm; 0: 43 dBm, ...,
15: 13 dBm, 19: 5 dBm, see 6.2.4 and 6.26.6
for detail.
DCS 1800 coding: range 0 to 15; step size = 2 dBm; 0: 30 dBm, ...,
13: 4dBm, 15: 0 dBm, see 6.2.4 and 6.26.6 for
detail.
DCS 1900 coding: range 0 to 15, 30, 31; 30: 33 dBm, 31: 32 dBm,
0: 30 dBm, 1: 28 dBm, ..., 14: 2dBm, 15: 0 dBm,
see 6.2.4 and 6.26.6 for detail.
RXLEV-ACCESS-MIN : binary representation of the minimum received signal level at the MS for
which it is permitted to access the system (value 0 to 63 - 3GPP TS. 05.08)
ACS Additional reselection parameter indication.
0
System information type 16 and 17 are not broadcast on the BCCH.
1
System information type 16 and 17 are broadcast on the BCCH.
NECI
0
1

New establishment causes are not supported


New establishment causes are supported

Not supported

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6.55.7 RACH CONTROL PARAMETER


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide parameters used to control the RACH utilisation.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Max
Retrans
AC
C15
AC
C07

AC
C14
AC
C06

1
RE

EC
C10
AC
C02

Cell
Bar
Acces
AC
C09
AC
C01

TX-Integer

AC
C13
AC
C05

AC
C12
AC
C04

AC
C11
AC
C03

AC
C08
AC
C00

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Max Retrans

TX Integer
Bits
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

5
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1

00
01
10
11

1 re transmission
2 re transmissions
4 re transmissions
7 re transmissions

Number of time slots to spread transmission


4 3
0 0
3 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
4 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
5 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
6 slots used to spread transmission
0 0
7 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
8 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
9 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
10 slots used to spread transmission
0 0
11 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
12 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
14 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
16 slots used to spread transmission
0 0
20 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
25 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
32 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
50 slots used to spread transmission

Cell Bar Access: Cell barred for access


0: the cell is not barred.
1: the cell is barred.
RE Call Re-establishment allowed
0: Re-establishment allowed in the cell
1: Re-establishment not allowed in the cell
EC Emergency Call allowed (Octet 2 bit 3)
0: Emergency Call allowed in the cell to all MSs
1: Emergency Call not allowed in the cell except for the MSs that belong to one of the classes
between 11 to 15

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AC CN : Access Control Class N (octet 2 except bit 3) and octet 3.


For a mobile station with AC CN, access is not barred
if the AC CN bit is coded with "0" ; N = 0,1..9,11..15.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
All the parameters are given to BSC during configuration and may be changed with OMC requests or
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6.55.8 SI 3 REST OCTETS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
This IE provides parameters used by the mobile for cell reselection purposes. It also indicates whether
GPRS service is supported in the cell.
BIT DESCRIPTION
<SI3 Rest Octet> ::= <Optional selection parameters>
<Optional Power offset>
<System Information 2ter Indicator>
<Early Classmark Sending Control>
<Scheduling if and where>
{L | H <GPRS Indicator> }
<3G Early Classmark Sending Restriction>
{L | H < SI2quater Indicator : < SI2quater Indicator struct > > }
<Iu Indicator> -- Conditional
<spare padding> ;
<Optional Selection Parameters> ::=
L | H <Selection Parameters>;
<Selection Parameters> ::=
<CBQ: bit (1)>
<CELL_RESELECT_OFFSET: bit (6)>
<TEMPORARY_OFFSET: bit (3)>
<PENALTY_TIME: bit (5)>;
<Optional Power Offset> ::=
L | H <Power Offset: bit (2)>;
<System Information 2ter Indicator> ::= L | H;
<Early Classmark Sending Control> ::= L | H;
<Scheduling if and where>::=
L | H <WHERE: bit (3)>;
<GPRS Indicator> ::=
< RA COLOUR : bit (3) >
< SI13 POSITION : bit >;
<3G Early Classmark Sending Restriction>::= L | H;
< SI2quater Indicator struct > ::= L | H < SI2quater_POSITION : bit > ;
<Iu Indicator> ::= <SI13alt POSITION: bit >;
Note: lu indicator is not supported by Alcatel BSS.
SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION
POWER OFFSET
2TI

: Not supported ( POI set to "L" ).

: Set by O&M.

ECSC

: Early Sending is explicitly accepted ( always set to "H" ).

WHERE

: the WHERE field is not contained, as SYSTEM INFORMATION 9 is not


broadcast.

PI, CELL_RESELECT_PARAM_IND
0: C2 parameters not present.
1: C2 parameters are present.
PI is used by the mobile station to determine if the C2 parameters which are, CBQ,
CELL_RESELECT_OFFSET, TEMPORARY_OFFSET and PENALTY_TIME are being
broadcast by the network in this message.
CBQ, CELL_BAR_QUALIFY
CELL_BAR_QUALIFY is used by the network to control mobile station cell selection and
reselection. The use and coding of this parameter is defined in 3GPP TS 45.008.
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CELL_RESELECT_OFFSET
CELL_RESELECT_OFFSET is coded as the binary representation of the
"CELL_RESELECT_OFFSET" in 3GPP TS 05.08. It is a value used by the mobile station to
apply a positive or negative offset to the value of C2 as defined in 3GPP TS 03.22 and 3GPP
TS 05.08.
TEMPORARY_OFFSET
The TEMPORARY_OFFSET field is coded as the binary representation of the
"TEMPORARY_OFFSET" in 3GPP TS 05.08. It is used by the mobile station as part of its
calculation of C2 for the cell reselection process as described in 3GPP TS 05.08. It is used to
apply a negative offset to C2 for the duration of PENALTY_TIME.
PENALTY_TIME
The PENALTY_TIME is coded as the binary representation of the "PENALTY_TIME" in 3GPP
TS 05.08. It defines the length of time for which TEMPORARY_OFFSET is active. The usage
of PENALTY_TIME is described in 3GPP TS 03.22 and 3GPP TS 05.08.
GPRS Indicator
The GPRS Indicator contains RA Colour and SI13_Position fields. If the GPRS Indicator is
contained in the SI 3 REST OCTETS, it indicates that GPRS is supported in the cell:
RA Colour : Routing area color of the cell set by O&M
SI13_Position :
0 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 13 message is sent on BCCH Norm
1 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 13 message is sent on BCCH Ext
3G ECSR
3G Early Classmark Sending Restriction: always set to L: Neither UTRAN nor cdma2000
classmark change message shall be sent with the Early classmark sending.
SI2quater Indicator
The SI2quater Indicator contains the SI2quater_Position field. If this indicator is contained, it
indicates that the SI2quater message is broadcast.
SI2quater_Position
0
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2 quater message is sent on BCCH Norm
1
SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2 quater message is sent on BCCH Ext.

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6.56 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 4


NAME

SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 4

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

BCCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the BCCH by the network giving information on control
of the RACH, the location area identification, the cell identity and various other
information about the cell.

DIRECTION

From: BSC

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

L2 Pseudo Length
Header
Location area ID.
Cell Selection Parameters.
RACH Control Parameters
CBCH channel description
CBCH Mobile allocation
SI 4 Rest Octets

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

MV

1
2
5
2
3
4
3-6
0-10

MV
MV
MV
O TV
C TLV
MV

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

23

ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

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System Information Management

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6.56.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

L2 Pseudo Length

L2 Pseudo Length Value


0
0

Location Area
Identification

0
0
0
0
MCC Digit 2
MNC Digit 3 (Note)
MNC Digit 2

0
1

0
1

1
1
1
0
MCC Digit 1
MCC Digit 3
MNC Digit 1

0
0

LAC
LAC (continued)
Cell selection
Parameters

RACH Control
Parameters

CELL RESELECT
HYSTERESIS
ACS
NECI
Max Retrans

AC
C15
AC
C7
0

CBCH Channel
Description
(optional)

AC
C14
AC
C6
1

AC
C13
AC
C5
1

RXLEV-ACCESS-MIN
TX-Integer
Cell
Bar
Acces
AC
AC
AC
EC
C12
C11
C9
AC
AC
AC
AC
C4
C3
C2
C1
0
0
1
0

Channel type and TDMA offset


TSC
MAIO low part

CBCH Mobile
Allocation

MS-TXPWR-MAX-CCH

MA
C
8n

MA
C
8n-1

(conditional)

Note

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C8
AC
C0
0

TN

H=1->
H=0->

MAIO (high part)


spare
ARFCN (Hpart)
HSN
A R F C N (low part)
1
1
0
0
1
0
Length of mobile alloc. contents 2
MA
C
8n-7
:
:

MA
C
8
SI 4 Rest Octets

RE

MA
C
1
See the tables below for the detail

3 digits MNC is supported. Note that in case where only two digits MNC is used, the field
MNC Digit 3 shall be filled in with 1111.

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Case 0 SI 4 Rest Octets detail description (without Optional Selection Parameters and GPRS is
disable:

Information elements

Length
(bit)

Coding rules

Set to L (Selection Parameters are not used)

Set to L (Optional Power offset is not used)

Set to L (GPRS Indicator is not used)

Set to L (Break indicator is used)

Set to L or H (Break indicator)

Case 1 SI 4 Rest Octets detail description (without Optional Selection Parameters and GPRS is
enable:

Information elements

Length
(bit)

Coding rules

Set to L (Selection Parameters are not used)

Set to L (Optional Power offset is not used)

Set to H (GPRS Indicator is used)

RA COLOUR

See 6.56.7 for detail.

SI13 POSITION

See 6.56.7 for detail.

Set to L (Break indicator is used)

Set to L or H (Break indicator)

Case 2 SI 4 Rest Octets detail description (with Optional Selection Parameters and GPRS is
disable:

Information elements

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(bit)

Coding rules

Set to H (Selection Parameters are used)

CBQ

See 6.56.7 for detail.

CELL_RESELECT_OFFSET

See 6.56.7 for detail.

TEMPORARY_OFFSET

See 6.56.7 for detail.

PENALTY_TIME

See 6.56.7 for detail.

Set to L (Optional Power offset is not used)

Set to L (GPRS Indicator is not used)

Set to L (Break indicator is used)

Set to L or H (Break indicator)

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Case 3 SI 4 Rest Octets detail description (with Optional Selection Parameters and GPRS is
enable:

Information elements

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Length
(bit)

Coding rules

Set to H (Selection Parameters are used)

CBQ

See 6.56.7 for detail.

CELL_RESELECT_OFFSET

See 6.56.7 for detail.

TEMPORARY_OFFSET

See 6.56.7 for detail.

PENALTY_TIME

See 6.56.7 for detail.

Set to L (Optional Power offset is not used)

Set to H (GPRS Indicator is used)

RA COLOUR

See 6.56.7 for detail.

SI13 POSITION

See 6.56.7 for detail.

Set to L (Break indicator is used)

Set to L or H (Break indicator)

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6.56.2 LOCATION AREA IDENTIFICATION


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide unambiguous identification of Location Areas within the area covered by GSM
system.

BIT DESCRIPTION

MCC Digit 2

MCC Digit 1

MNC Digit 3 (Note)

MCC Digit 3

MNC Digit 2

MNC Digit 1

LAC
LAC (continued)

Note

3 digits MNC is supported. Note that in case where only two digits MNC is used, the field
MNC Digit 3 shall be filled in with 1111.

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


MCC Mobile Country Code (See CCITT. E.212)
MNC Mobile Network Code (BCD)
LAC Location Area Code (Coding schema chosen by adm)
LAC, Location area code
See 3GPP TS 24.008.

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


All these parameters will be given to BSC during the Configuration.

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6.56.3 CELL SELECTION PARAMETERS


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide a variety of information about a cell.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

CELL RESELECT
HYSTERESIS
ACS
NECI

MS-TXPWR-MAX-CCH
RXLEV-ACCESS-MIN

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


CELL RESELECT HYSTERESIS
Bits 8 7 6
0 0 0 0 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
0 0 1 2 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
0 1 0 4 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
0 1 1 6 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
1 0 0 8 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
1 0 1 10 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
1 1 0 12 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
1 1 1 14 dB RXLEV hysteresis for LA re-selection
MS-TXPWR-MAX-CCH : binary representation of the maximum power control level an MS may use
when accessing on a CCH
Range:
0-31
0-15
Supported
16-31
Not supported

RXLEV-ACCESS-MIN : binary representation of the minimum received signal level at the MS for
which it is permitted to access the system (value 0 to 63 - 3GPP TS 05.08)
ACS Additional reselection parameter indication
0
The SI 4 Rest octets, if present; shall be used to derive the value of PI and
possibily C2 parameters.
1
The value of PI and possibly C2 parameters in a System Information type 7
or type 8 message shall be used.
NECI
0
1

New establishment causes are not supported


New establishment causes are supported

Not supported

Not supported

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6.56.4 RACH CONTROL PARAMETER


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide parameters used to control the RACH utilisation.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Max
Retrans
AC
C15
AC
C07

AC
C14
AC
C06

1
RE

EC
C10
AC
C02

Cell
Bar
Acces
AC
C09
AC
C01

TX-Integer

AC
C13
AC
C05

AC
C12
AC
C04

AC
C11
AC
C03

AC
C08
AC
C00

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Max Retrans

TX Integer
Bits
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

5
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1

00
01
10
11

1 re transmission
2 re transmissions
4 re transmissions
7 re transmissions

Number of time slots to spread transmission


4 3
0 0
3 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
4 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
5 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
6 slots used to spread transmission
0 0
7 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
8 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
9 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
10 slots used to spread transmission
0 0
11 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
12 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
14 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
16 slots used to spread transmission
0 0
20 slots used to spread transmission
0 1
25 slots used to spread transmission
1 0
32 slots used to spread transmission
1 1
50 slots used to spread transmission

Cell Bar Access: Cell barred for access


0: the cell is not barred.
1: the cell is barred.
RE Call Re-establishment allowed
0: Re-establishment allowed in the cell
1: Re-establishment not allowed in the cell

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EC Emergency Call allowed (Octet 2 bit 3)


0: Emergency Call allowed in the cell to all MSs
1: Emergency Call not allowed in the cell except for the MSs that belong to one of the
classes between 11 to 15
AC CN : Access Control Class N (octet 2 except bit 3) and octet 3.
For a mobile station with AC CN, access is not barred
if the AC CN bit is coded with "0" ; N = 0,1..9,11..15.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
All the parameters are given to BSC during configuration and may be changed with OMC requests or
by BSC due to "Overload" or "Reset" actions.

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6.56.5 CBCH CHANNEL DESCRIPTION


TYPE: O
DEFINITION
To provide a description of where to find the CBCH
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Channel type and TDMA offset

TN

H=1->

MAIO (high part)

1
2
3

TSC
H=0->

MAIO low part

spare
HSN
A R F C N (low part)

ARFCN (Hpart)
4

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


Octet 2
Channel type and TDMA offset.
Bit

8 7 6 5 4
0 0 1 1 0
0 1 0 1 0

SDCCH/4 + SACCH/C4 or CBCH (SDCCH/4)


SDCCH/8 + SACCH/C8 or CBCH (SDCCH/8)

(For CBCH sub channel 2 is used).


TN : Time slot (0 to 7)
Octets 3 and 4:
TSC : Training Sequence Code (0 to 7)
H

: "0" Single RF channel


"1" RF hopping channel

Channel selector:
H = "0":
The channel selector field consists of the absolute RF channel number.
Bits 4 3
0 0 spare
ARFCN:
Octet 3
Octet 4

Bits 2,1 High part of ARFCN


Bits 8 to 1 ARFCN low part

The ARFCN is coded as the binary representation of the absolute RF channel


Number.
Range 0 to 1023.

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H = "1":

The channel selector field consists of the mobile allocation index offset, MAIO, and the
hopping sequence number, HSN.

MAIO:
Octet 3
Octet 4

Bits 4 to 1 High part


Bits 8 to 7 Low part

HSN (Octet 4, Bits 1 to 6):


Value 0 to 63.
The HSN field is coded as the binary representation of the hopping sequence number.
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
This parameter is transparent for the BTS when received.
At the BSC site, the BSC has to provide the following information

Channel type and TDMA offset and TN depends of the resource to be allocated by the resource
manager.

H: fixed value according if hopping is used or not (this information has to be provided by O&M).

Channel selector.

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6.56.6 CBCH MOBILE ALLOCATION


TYPE: C
DEFINITION
If the CBCH channel description indicates frequency hopping, then this IE is always present.
BIT DESCRIPTION
8

Length of mobile alloc. contents 2


MA
C
8n

MA
C
8n-1

MA
C
8n-7
:

MA
C
8

MA
C
1

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


MA length depends on the relative frequency span of the frequencies in the cell allocation frequency
list.
MA Ci: Mobile Allocation RF channel i - the RF channels represented in the MA Ci bit fields are
those which in the cell channel description information element are coded with "1" in the CA
ARFCN N bit fields.
MA Ci = CA ARFCN N(i) i = 1,2...NF
(NF = Number of Frequencies in the CA frequency list).
For a RF channel belonging to the Mobile Allocation the MA Ci bit is coded with a "1",
for a RF channel not belonging to the Mobile Allocation, the MA C bit is coded with a "0".
PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER
The parameter is transparent for the BTS when received from the BSC.
Note:

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6.56.7 SI 4 REST OCTETS


TYPE M
DEFINITION
This IE provides parameters used by the mobile for cell reselection purposes.
BIT DESCRIPTION
<SI4 Rest Octet> ::= <SI4 Rest Octets_O>
{L <Break indicator> | H <SI4 Rest Octets_S>}
<SI4 Rest Octets_O> ::=
{<Optional selection parameters>
<Optional Power offset>
{L | H < GPRS Indicator >} ;
<Break Indicator> : :=
L|H;
<Optional Selection Parameters> ::=
L | H <Selection Parameters>;
<Selection Parameters> ::=
<CBQ: bit (1)>
<CELL_RESELECT_OFFSET: bit (6)>
<TEMPORARY_OFFSET: bit (3)>
<PENALTY_TIME: bit (5)>;
<Optional Power Offset> ::= L | H <Power Offset: bit (2)>;
<GPRS Indicator> ::=
< RA COLOUR : bit (3) >
< SI13 POSITION : bit >;

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


IEI value is not defined in GSM phase 2 (never used on the Radio interface).
POWER OFFSET
SI4 Rest Octets_S

: Not supported ( POI set to "L" ).


: Not included (no LSA parameter in SI 4; Break Indicator field is always
included).

Break Indicator
0: Additional parameters are not sent in SI 7 and SI 8.
1: Additional parameters (i.e. SI4 Rest Octet_S) are sent in SI 7 and SI 8.
PI, CELL_RESELECT_PARAM_IND
0: C2 parameters not present.
1: C2 parameters are present.
PI is used by the mobile station to determine if the C2 parameters which are, CBQ,
CELL_RESELECT_OFFSET, TEMPORARY_OFFSET and PENALTY_TIME are being
broadcast by the network in this message.
CBQ, CELL_BAR_QUALIFY
CELL_BAR_QUALIFY is used by the network to control mobile station cell selection and
reselection. The use and coding of this parameter is defined in 3GPP TS 45.008.
CELL_RESELECT_OFFSET
CELL_RESELECT_OFFSET is coded as the binary representation of the
"CELL_RESELECT_OFFSET" in 3GPP TS 05.08. It is a value used by the mobile station to
apply a positive or negative offset to the value of C2 as defined in 3GPP TS 03.22 and
3GPP TS 05.08.

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TEMPORARY_OFFSET
The TEMPORARY_OFFSET field is coded as the binary representation of the
"TEMPORARY_OFFSET" in 3GPP TS 05.08. It is used by the mobile station as part of its
calculation of C2 for the cell reselection process as described in 3GPP TS 05.08. It is used to
apply a negative offset to C2 for the duration of PENALTY_TIME.
PENALTY_TIME
The PENALTY_TIME is coded as the binary representation of the "PENALTY_TIME" in
3GPP TS 05.08. It defines the length of time for which TEMPORARY_OFFSET is active. The
usage of PENALTY_TIME is described in 3GPP TS 03.22 and 3GPP TS 05.08.
GPRS Indicator: The GPRS Indicator contains RA Colour and SI13_Position fields. If the GPRS
Indicator is contained in the SI 4 REST OCTETS, it indicates that GPRS is supported in the
cell:
RA Colour : Routing area color of the cell set by O&M
SI13_Position

:
0
1

SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 13 message is sent on BCCH Norm


SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 13 message is sent on BCCH Ext

PARAMETER ORIGIN - ACTION ON PARAMETER


The CBQ and RACH control parameters are given to the BSC during configuration and may be
changed with OMC requests and may be modified by the BSC during "Overload" or "Reset" actions.

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6.57 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5


NAME

SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SACCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the SACCH by the network to stations within the cell
giving information on the BCCH allocation in the neighbour cells.

DIRECTION

From: BTS

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

Header
BCCH Frequency List(Note)

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)
2
16

MV

IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

18

ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

BSS Initialisation of the telecom part

(ref. [19])

Note: In case of VGCS,


if only SI5 is sent by the BSS;
or if SI5bis is also sent by the BSS but the BCCH frequency of the serving cell is not included
in SI5bis;
then the BCCH Frequency List MIE shall include the BCCH frequency of the serving cell (see 3GPP
TS 43.022, section 5.2.1).

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6.57.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION


P-GSM
8

EXTIND

BA-IND

0
0
FORMAT-ID

BCCH

Frequency
List

BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
124
123
122
121
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
120
119
118
117
116
115
114
113
................
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1

E-GSM, GSM850, DCS1800, DCS1900 and Biband


8

EXTIND

BA-IND

1
0
FORMAT-ID

BCCH
Frequency
List

ORIGFORMAT-ID
ARFCN
(continued) Note
high
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(low)
:
:
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111

Note:
0 x x:
Range 1024 format;
1 0 0:
Range 512 format;
1 0 1:
Range 256 format;
1 1 0:
Range 128 format;
1 1 1:
Variable bit map.

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6.57.2 BCCH FREQUENCY LIST / NEIGHBOUR CELLS DESCRIPTION


TYPE: M
DEFINITION
To provide the absolute radio frequency channel numbers of the BCCH carriers to be
monitored by the MS in the cell.
Used in this case for handover purposes.
BIT DESCRIPTION

Bitmap 0 Format
8

supported for P-GSM.


7

0
0
FORMAT-ID

EXTIND

BA-IND

BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
124
123
122
121
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
120
119
118
117
116
115
114
113
................
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN ARFCN
008
007
006
005
004
003
002
001

16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND : BCCH allocation sequence number indication
Range 0 to 1.
BA ARFCN N : BCCH Allocation Absolute RF Channel Number N
- if ARFCN = N belongs to the BCCH allocation,
BA ARFCN N bit is coded with "1"
N = 1,2 ... 124
- if not BA ARFCN N bit is coded with "0" ;
N=1,2 ...124
(Note: the number of neighbour BCCH frequencies is limited to 32)

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Range 1024 format


8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

EXTIND

BA-IND

F0

W(1) (high part)

FORM-ID

W(1) (low part)

W(2) (high part)

W(2)
(low)
W(3) (low part)

W(3) (high part)

W(4) (high part)

W(4) (low part)

W(5) (high part)

W(5) (low part)

W(6) (high part)

W(6) (low part)

W(7) (high part)

W(7) (low part)

W(8) (high part)

W(8)
(low)

W(9)

10

W(10)

W(11)
(high)
W(12) (high part)

W(11) (low part)


W(12) (low part)

W(13) (high part)

W(13) (low part)

W(14) (high part)

W(14) (low part)

W(15) (high part)

W(15) (low part)

W(16)

11
12
13
14
15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

F0

: Frequency indicator
0 ARFCN 0 is not a member of the set
1 ARFCN 0 is a member of the set

W(i)

: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


if W(k) is null, W(K+1) to W(16) must be null also.

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Range 512 format


8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

EXT- BA-IND
1
0
IND
FORMAT-ID (cont)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

ORIGARFCN
W(1) (low part)

1
0

ORIGARFCN

1
2

W(1) (high part)

W(2) (high part)

W(2) (low)

W(3) (high part)

W(3) (low part)

W(4) (high part)

W(4)
(low)

W(5)

W(6)

W(7)
(high)
W(8) (high part)

W(7) (low part)


W(8) (low part)

W(9) (high part)

W(9) (low part)

W(10)
W(11)

W(13) (high part)

W(13) (low part)

W(14)
W(15)

10

12
13
14

W(16) (high)

W(16) (low part)

11
W(12) (high)

W(12) (low part)

W(17)

15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

ORIG-ARFCN : This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.
W(i)

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: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


if W(k) is null, W(K+1) to W(17) must be null also.

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Range 256 format

supported

1
0
FORMAT-ID

EXT- BA-IND
1
0
IND
FORMAT-ID (cont)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

ORIGARFCN
W(1)
(loW)

W(2)

4
W(4)
(high)
W(5) (high part)

W(5) (low part)

W(6) (high part)


W(8)
(high)

W(8) (low part)

W(9) (high part)


W(10)
W(12)

W(16) (low part)

W(17)

W(18) (low part)

W(19)

W(20) (low part)

W(21)

10
11

W(14) (high part)


W(15)

W(11) (high)

W(13)

W(7)

W(14) (low part)

W(4) (low part)

W(9)
(low)
W(11) (low part)

ORIGARFCN

W(1) (high part)

W(3)

W(6)
(low)

W(16)
(high)
W(18)
(high)
W(20)
(high)
0
spare

12
13
14
15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

ORIG-ARFCN

W(i)

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: This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.

: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


if W(k) is null, W(K+1) to W(21) must be null also.

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Range 128 format


8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

EXT- BA-IND
1
1
IND
FORMAT-ID (cont)
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)

ORIGARFCN

1
1

ORIGARFCN

W(1)

W(2)

W(3) (high part)

W(3) (low part)

W(4) (high part)

W(4)
(low)
W(6) (low part)

W(5)

4
5

W(6) (high part)


W(7)

6
7

W(8)

W(9)

W(10)

W(11)

W(12)

W(13)

10

W(14)

W(15)

11

W(16)
W(18)
(low)
W(21) (low)

W(17)
W(19)

W(20)
W(22)

W(24)
W(26)
(low)

W(18) (high)
W(21)
(high)
W(23)

W(25)
W(27)

13
14

W(26) (high)
W(28)

12

0
spare

15
16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

ORIG-ARFCN

W(i)

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: This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.

: Each W(i) encodes a non negative integer in binary.


if W(k) is null, W(K+1) to W(28) must be null also.

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Variable Bit Map format


8

supported
7

1
0
FORMAT-ID

EXTIND

BA-IND

1
1
ORIGFORMAT-ID
ARFCN
(continued)
high
ORIG-ARFCN (middle part)
ORIG- RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
ARFCN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(low)
:
:
RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN RRFCN
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111

16

SUB PARAMETER DEFINITION


FORMAT-ID

: Format identifier.

EXT-IND : Extension Indication


0 IE carries the complete BA
1 IE carries a part of the BA
BA-IND

: BCCH allocation sequence number indication


Range 0 to 1.

ORIG-ARFCN

: This field encodes the ARFCN of one frequency belonging to the set. This value is
also used as the origin of the bit map to generate all the other frequencies.

RRFCN N: Relative radio frequency channel number N


- For an RF channel with ARFCN = ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '1'.
- For an RF channel with ARFCN = (ORIG-ARFCN + N) mod 1024 not belonging to the set,
then RRFCN N bit is coded as '0'.
(Note: the number of neighbour BCCH frequencies is limited to 32)

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6.58 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5BIS


NAME

SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5BIS

INTERFACE

RADIO

CHANNEL/
USAGE
3GPP-REF

SACCH

ABIS

44.018

FUNCTION

This message is sent on the SACCH by the network to stations within the cell
giving information on the extension of the BCCH allocation in the neighbour cells.

DIRECTION

From: BTS

To: MS

INFORMATION ELEMENT NAME


INFORMATION
ELEMENT
LIST

TYPE

COMMENT

LENGTH
(byte)

Header
MV
Extension of the BCCH Frequency List
MV
(Note)
IMPLEMENTATION MAXIMUM LENGTH

NORMAL SITUATION

2
16
18

ABNORMAL SITUATION

TIMER

FOLLOWING
EVENT

SPECIF
DOC. REF.

BSS Initialisation of the telec