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All about SIB's in LTE

SIBs and their JOBS: (click on each of the SIB to know more about
them)
SIB-1 Cell access related parameters and scheduling of other SIBs
Common and shared channel configuration, RACH related configuration are
SIB-2
present
Parameters required for intra-frequency, inter-frequency and I-RAT cell re-
SIB-3
selections
SIB-4 Information regarding INTRA-frequency neighboring cells (E-UTRA)
SIB-5 Information regarding INTER-frequency neighboring cells (E-UTRA)
SIB-6 Information for re-selection to INTER-RAT (UTRAN cells)
SIB-7 Information for re-selection to INTER-RAT (GERAN cells)
SIB-8 Information for re-selection to INTER-RAT (CDMA2000)
SIB-9 Information related to Home eNodeB (FEMTOCELL)
ETWS (Earthquake and Tsunami Warning System) information (Primary
SIB-10
notification)
ETWS (Earthquake and Tsunami Warning System) information (Secondary
SIB-11
notification)
SIB-12 Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS) information.
Contains the information required to acquire the MBMS control information
SIB-13
associated with one or more MBSFN areas.

Query_1: Why SIBs are needed?


SIBs carry relevant information for the UE, which helps UE to access a cell, perform cell re-selection,
information related to INTRA-frequency, INTER-frequency and INTER-RAT cell selections.

Query_2: How many types of SIBs are there?


In LTE there are 13 types of SIBs. Each SIB has its own job to do, which means, they are meant to carry
information which are related to perform their assigned job.

Query_3: On which channels SIBs are transmitted?


All SIBs are transmitted on BCCH->DL-SCH->PDSCH.

Query_4: Minimum of how many SIBs are required for the UE to initiate Attach procedure?
In LTE, for a UE to access the eNB, at the most minimum 2 SIBs are required (SIB1 and SIB2).

Information regarding SIB2-SIB13 are carried in SI messages and are included in schedulingInfoList
which is part of SIB1.

Scheduling of SIBs:
 SIB1 uses a fixed schedule with a periodicity of 80 ms and repetitions made within 80 ms.
 The first transmission of SIB1 is scheduled in subframe #5 of radio frames for which the SFN mod 8 = 0,
and
 Repetitions are scheduled in subframe #5 of all other radio frames for which SFN mod 2 = 0.
 Scheduling of other SIB's i.e. SIB-2 to SIB-9 is defined by si-Periodicity and si-WindowLength. Both
these IEs are explained below. For the rest of the SIBs, Paging is received by UE in RRC_IDLE or
RRC_CONNECTED mode for notification of an in-coming SI message.

Scenarios where UE acquire SIBs:


UE will initiate the SIB acquisition procedure in any of the following criteria's:

 UE is powered on (selecting a cell)


 Cell re-selection
 After HO completion
 After entering E-UTRAN from another RAT
 coming out of OUT OF COVERAGE situation
 receiving a notification that SYSTEM INFORMATION has changed
 receiving an indication about the presence of ETWS (Primary/Secondary), CMAS notification
 receiving a request from CDMA 2000 upper layers
 exceeding the maximum validity duration of SIBs

HOW and WHEN UE start acquiring SIBs (other than SIB1):

There are two IE's which help the UE to calculate when to read SI messages. They are:
a. schedulingInfoList
b. si-WindowLengthd

schedulingInfoList informs the UE regarding the presence of SIB type; other than SIB1. It carriers two
more parameters:

i. si_Periodicity
ii. sib_MappingInfo

 si_Periodicity tells about the period in terms of radio frames which helps the UE to read the required
SIB. The value of this parameter is used for calculating the Radio frame where SI will be received.

 sib_MappingInfo carries the type of SIBs mapped

si-WindowLength specifies that a SIB should be transmitted somewhere within the specified window
length. Value is in ms. This window starts at the starting sub-frame of the mentioned si_periodicity. SIBs
can be received in any of the sub-frame as mentioned in the WindowLength.

Example:
SIB1 is received by UE with the following information:
schedulingInfoList[0] SchedulingInfo
si_Periodicity SchedulingInfosi_Periodicity_rf16
sib_MappingInfo[0] SIB_TypeSIB_Type_sibType3
schedulingInfoList[1] SchedulingInfo
si_Periodicity SchedulingInfosi_Periodicity_rf32
sib_MappingInfo[0] SIB_TypeSIB_Type_sibType4
schedulingInfoList[2] SchedulingInfo
si_Periodicity SchedulingInfosi_Periodicity_rf64
sib_MappingInfo[0] SIB_TypeSIB_Type_sibType5
si_WindowLength ms20
(To look for the complete IE contents and explanation of SIB1 click here)

The above table states the following:


The first element of schedulingInfoList Periodicity= 16 radio frames
Window length= 20ms
contains sib3 or 160ms
The seond element of schedulingInfoList Periodicity= 32 radio frames
Window length= 20ms
contains sib4 or 320ms
The third element of schedulingInfoList Periodicity= 64 radio frames
Window length= 20ms
contains sib5 640ms

Now, UE needs two information to read SI.


a. One is on which which Radio frame UE will receive the SIB. To determine which Radio frame, the
formula is:

SFN mod T = FLOOR(x/10)

b. on which sub-frame will the SI window start. To determine the start of the SI window at sub-frame, the
formula is:

a = x mod 10

Query: How to determine the value of x?

x = (n – 1)*w

where,
x Integer value
a number which corrosponds to the order of entry in schedulingInfoList.For sib3 n is
1,
n
for sib4 n is 2 and
for sib5 n is 3
w si-WindowLength
T si-Periodicity of the concerned SI message

Let's start calulating the Radio frame and SI starting sub frame for SIB3, SIB4 and SIB5

Subframe from which the SI Window starts


x = (n –
For 1)*w a = x mod 10
The SI Window will start at sub frame 0 of the Radio frame where SI will be
SIB- x=(1- a= 0 mod 10
acquired
3 1)*20 a=0
x=0

x = (n –
For 1)*w a = x mod 10
The SI Window will start at sub frame 0 of the Radio frame where SI will be
SIB- x=(2 - a= 20 mod 10
acquired
4 1)*20 a=0
x=20

x = (n –
For 1)*w a = x mod 10
The SI Window will start at sub frame 0 of the Radio frame where SI will be
SIB- x=(3 - a= 40 mod 10
acquired
5 1)*20 a=0
x=40

Radio frame on which the UE will acquire designated SIB


Whenever SFN mod 16 will be 0. UE
For SFN mod 16 = FLOOR (0/10) is expecting SIB3 and it will start
SFN mod T = FLOOR(x/10)
SIB-3 SFN mod 16 = 0 looking from sub frame 0 till the end of
the mentioned si-WindowLength

Whenever SFN mod 32 will be 2. UE


For SFN mod 32 = FLOOR (20/10) is expecting SIB4 and it will start
SFN mod T = FLOOR(x/10)
SIB-4 SFN mod 32 = 2 looking at sub frame 0 till the end of
the mentioned si-WindowLength

Whenever SFN mod 64 will be 4. UE


For SFN mod 64 = FLOOR (40/10) is expecting SIB5 and it will start
SFN mod T = FLOOR(x/10)
SIB-5 SFN mod 64 = 4 looking at sub frame 0 till the end of
the mentioned si-WindowLength

SIBs and their JOBS: (click on each of the SIB to know more about
them)
SIB-1 Cell access related parameters and scheduling of other SIBs
Common and shared channel configuration, RACH related configuration are
SIB-2
present
Parameters required for intra-frequency, inter-frequency and I-RAT cell re-
SIB-3
selections
SIB-4 Information regarding INTRA-frequency neighboring cells (E-UTRA)
SIB-5 Information regarding INTER-frequency neighboring cells (E-UTRA)
SIB-6 Information for re-selection to INTER-RAT (UTRAN cells)
SIB-7 Information for re-selection to INTER-RAT (GERAN cells)
SIB-8 Information for re-selection to INTER-RAT (CDMA2000)
SIB-9 Information related to Home eNodeB (FEMTOCELL)
ETWS (Earthquake and Tsunami Warning System) information (Primary
SIB-10
notification)
ETWS (Earthquake and Tsunami Warning System) information (Secondary
SIB-11
notification)
SIB-12 Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS) information.
Contains the information required to acquire the MBMS control information
SIB-13
associated with one or more MBSFN areas.
SIB1 in LTE
The first SIB: SIB1
SIB1 contents assist the UE when it is evaluating cell access and also defines the scheduling of other
system information.

Signalling radio bearer: N/A


RLC-Mode: TM
Logical channel: BCCH
Direction: E-UTRAN to UE
 SIB1 is broadcasted at every 80 ms and is repeated are mabe within 80ms
 The first transmission is made at SubFrame 5 for which SFN mod 8 = 0
 Repetitions are scheduled in SubFRame 5 for which SFN mod 2 = 0
Important contents of SystemInformationBlockType1
cellAccessRelatedInfo
PLMN_Identity
mcc[0]
mcc[1]
mcc[2]
mnc[0]
mnc[1]
cellReservedForOperatorUse
trackingAreaCode
cellIdentity
cellBarred
intraFreqReselection
cellSelectionInfo
q_RxLevMin
q_RxLevMinOffset
p_Max
freqBandIndicator
schedulingInfoList[0]
si_Periodicity
sib_MappingInfo[0]
si_WindowLength
systemInfoValueTag
Field Descriptions:
Consists of MCC and MNC. The first listed one is the Primary
PLMN-Identity
PLMN
Value applicable for the cell. If absent the UE applies the
maximum power according to the UE capability. If eNB
p-Max configures the value more than the value supported by the UE
then UE will set the max value aupported by the UE capability.
Example UE Catagory 3 supports max 23 db
cellReservedForOperatorUse As defined by operator (Reserved/Not_reserved)
trackingAreaCode TAC which is common to the PLMN Identities
cellIdentity Identifies a cell within the PLMN
cellBarred If Barred then UE is not allowed to camp on the cell
If enabled, UE will be able to perform Cell-reselection to
intraFreqReselection
INTRA-frequency cells
q_RxLevMin Minimum required RX level in the cell
Actual value Qrxlevminoffset = IE value * 2 [dB]. only applied
when a cell is evaluated for cell selection as a result of a
periodic search for a higher priority PLMN while camped
normally in a VPLMN [5]. During this periodic search for
q_RxLevMinOffset
higher priority PLMN the UE may check the S criteria of a cell
using parameter values stored from a different cell of this
higher priority PLMN. Affects the minimum required Rx level
in the cell.
freqBandIndicator indicates the E-UTRA operating band
information regarding the presence of SIB type; other than
schedulingInfoList
SIB1
Periodicity of the SI-message in radio frames (SI will be
si_Periodicity
transmitted within the specified radio frame)
carries the List of the SIBs mapped. SIB2 is always present in
sib_MappingInfo
the first element of schedulingInfoList
specifies that a SIB should be transmitted somewhere within
the specified window length. Value is in ms. This window
si_WindowLength starts at the starting sub-frame of the mentioned si_periodicity.
SIBs can be received in any of the sub-frame as mentioned in
the WindowLength.
indicates if a change has occurred in the SI messages. UEs may
use systemInfoValueTag, e.g. upon return from out of
coverage, to verify if the previously stored SI messages are still
valid.
systemInfoValueTag Additionally, the UE considers stored system information to be
invalid after 3 hours from the moment it was successfully
confirmed as valid, unless specified otherwise.
Common for all SIBs other than MIB, SIB1, SIB10, SIB11 and
SIB12.
SIB2 in LTE
SIB-2: an IMPORTANT SIB
 The IE SystemInformationBlockType2 contains radio resource configuration information that is
common for all UEs.

 It carries Common and shared channel configuration, RACH related configuration, Timers, UL
Power controls.

 Without this SIB UE cannot initiate ATTACH procedure.

 SIB2 is not specifically included in the scheduling information in SIB1 but it is always mapped to
the SI message that corresponds to the first entry in the list of SI messages in schedulingInfoList in SIB1

Signalling radio bearer: N/A


RLC-Mode: TM
Logical channel: BCCH
Direction: E-UTRAN to UE

Important contents of SystemInformationBlockType2


rach_ConfigCommon
radioResourceConfigCommon
numberOfRA_Preambles
preamblesGroupAConfig_exist
powerRampingParameters
powerRampingStep
preambleInitialReceivedTargetPower
ra_SupervisionInfo
preambleTransMax
ra_ResponseWindowSize
mac_ContentionResolutionTimer
maxHARQ_Msg3Tx 4
bcch_Config
pcch_Config
prach_Config
pdsch_ConfigCommon
pusch_ConfigCommon
pucch_ConfigCommon
soundingRS_UL_ConfigCommon
uplinkPowerControlCommon
ue_TimersAndConstants
freqInfo
timeAlignmentTimerCommon
Field Descriptions:
ac-BarringInfo Access Class Barring configuration
used to specify common radio resource configurations
radioResourceConfig in the system information and in the mobility control
information
numberOfRA_Preambles Number of non-dedicated random access preambles

Provides the configuration for preamble grouping. If the


preamblesGroupAConfig_exist field is not signalled, the size of the random access
preambles group A is equal to numberOfRA-Preambles

powerRampingParameters
powerRampingStep Power ramping factor
preambleInitialReceivedTargetPowerInitial preamble power
ra_SupervisionInfo
preambleTransMax Maximum number of preamble transmission
Duration of the RA response window. Value in
ra_ResponseWindowSize
subframes. Value sf2 corresponds to 2 subframes
Timer for contention resolution. Value in subframes.
mac_ContentionResolutionTimer
Value sf8 corresponds to 8 subframes
Maximum number of Msg3 HARQ transmissions, used
maxHARQ_Msg3Tx 4
for contention based random access
bcch_Config
Actual modification period, expressed in number of
radio
modificationPeriodCoeff
frames= modificationPeriodCoeff * defaultPagingCycle.
n2 corresponds to value 2
pcch_Config
Default paging cycle, used to derive ‘T’. Value rf32
defaultPagingCycle
corresponds to 32 radio frames
is used as one of parameters to derive the Paging Frame
nB
and Paging Occasion
used to specify the PRACH configuration in the system
prach_Config
information and in the mobility control information
rootSequenceIndex

mentions the:
Preamble format: 0-4 (For frame structure 1 preamble
format is 0-3 and for frame structure 2 it is 0-4)
prach_ConfigIndex SFN: whether it will be EVEN no. frmae OR any frame
subframe number: carrier the subframe no. within the
SFN
(Look for the table in TS36.211 - Table 5.7.1-2)
TRUE corresponds to Restricted set and FALSE to
highSpeedFlag
Unrestricted set
zeroCorrelationZoneConfig used for Preamble generation
used to specify the common and the UE specific
pdsch_Config
PDSCH configuration
used to specify the common PUSCH configuration and
pusch_Config the reference signal configuration for PUSCH and
PUCCH
used to specify the common and the UE specific
pucch_Config
PUCCH configuration
soundingRS_UL_Config used to specify the uplink Sounding RS configuration
used to specify parameters for uplink power control in
uplinkPowerControl
the system information and in the dedicated signalling
ue_TimersAndConstants Timer values
freqInfo UL carrier frequency and bandwidth
used to control how long the UE is considered uplink
timeAlignmentTimerCommon
time aligned. Value in subframes

SIB3 in LTE
SIB3: Cell-reselection parameters for INTRA-Frequency, INTER-Frequency and Inter-RAT
 contains Cell re-selection information common for intra-frequency, inter-frequency and inter-RAT
cell re-selection (i.e. applicable for more than one type of cell re-selection but not necessarily all)
 intra-frequency cell re-selection information other than neighbouring cell related
Signalling radio bearer: N/A
RLC-Mode: TM
Logical channel: BCCH
Direction: E-UTRAN to UE

Important contents of SystemInformationBlockType3


cellReselectionInfoCommon q_Hyst
speedStateReselectionPars_exist
cellReselectionServingFreqInfo s_NonIntraSearch
threshServingLow
cellReselectionPriority
intraFreqCellReselectionInfo q_RxLevMin
s_IntraSearch
presenceAntennaPort1
neighCellConfig
p_Max
Field Descriptions:
cellReselectionInfoCommon Cell re-selection information common for cells
This specifies the hysteresis value for cell re-selection ranking
q_Hyst criteria. The specified value is added to the serving cell RSRP
measurement.
Speed dependent reselection parameters. If this field is absent
then mobility State Parameters is not present. If q_hystSF is
speedStateReselectionPars present then it is added to q_hyst. Carrier (-) value so as to
reduce the ranking of the serving cell and allows
cellreselection to occur easily.
Information for Cell re-selection to inter-frequency and inter-
cellReselectionServingFreqInfo
RAT cells
#used to trigger Interfrequency and IRATfrequency
measurements for cell reselection when:
- TARGET Interfreq. has lower or equal priority
- IRAT freq. has a lower priority
# specifies the Srxlev threshold (in dB) for E-UTRAN inter-
s_NonIntraSearch frequency and inter-RAT measurements.
#If the field s-NonIntraSearchP is present, the UE applies the
value of s-NonIntraSearchP.
# Otherwise if neither s-NonIntraSearch nor s-
NonIntraSearchP is present, the UE applies the (default) value
of infinity for SnonIntraSearchP.
This specifies the Srxlev threshold (in dB) below which the
serving cell must fall before reselecting towards a lower
threshServingLow
priority RAT/ frequency. Value in between 0-31dB. Actual
value=signalled value*2
explains the absolute priority of the concerned serving cell
frequency /set of frequencies (GERAN)/ bandclass
cellReselectionPriority (CDMA2000), as used by the cell reselection procedure.
Corresponds with parameter "priority". Value is between 0-7
where 0 means: lowest priority.
Cell re-selection information common for intra-frequency
intraFreqCellReselectionInfo
cells
Minimum required RSRP for cell reselection. value -70 - 22
q_RxLevMin
dbm,Actual value=signalled value*2
# used to trigger intrafreq. measurements
# specifies the Srxlev threshold (in dB) for intra-frequency
measurements.
s_IntraSearch # If the field s-IntraSearchP is present, the UE applies the
value of s-IntraSearchP instead. Otherwise if neither 09s-
IntraSearch nor s-IntraSearchP is present, the UE applies the
(default) value of infinity for SIntraSearchP.
is used to09 indicate whether all the neighbouring cells use
09Antenna Port 1. When set to TRUE, the UE may assume
presenceAntennaPort1
that at least two cell-specific antenna ports are used in all
neighbouring cells.
used to provide the information related to MBSFN and TDD
neighCellConfig
UL/DL configuration of neighbour cells.
# specifies the cell reselection timer value
t_ReselectionEUTRA # defines time to trigger for cell reselection
# The parameter can be set per E-UTRAN frequency
# max. allowed UL transmit power for intra-frequency
p_Max neighbouring E-UTRA cells. If absent the UE applies the
maximum power according to the UE capability

SIB4 in LTE
SIB4: Cell-reselection parameters for Neighbouring INTRA-Frequency
 contains neighbouring cell related information relevant only for intra-frequency cell re-selection
 includes cells with specific re-selection parameters as well as blacklisted cells
 All the contents of SIB4 are optional because UE's can automatically detect and
complete neighbour INTRA_frequency cells
Signalling radio bearer: N/A
RLC-Mode: TM
Logical channel: BCCH
Direction: E-UTRAN to UE

Important contents of SystemInformationBlockType4


intraFreqNeighCellList
physCellId
q-OffsetCell
intraFreqBlackCellList
physCellId Range
Cellcsg_PhysCellId
physCellId Range

Field Descriptions:
intraFreqNeighCellList List of intra-frequency neighbouring cells with specific cell
[1-16 instances] re-selection parameters
IntraFreqNeighCellInfo
physCellId Physical CellID of the neighbour cell
specifies the offset between the two cells. Value -24 -
q-OffsetCell
+24dB
intraFreqBlackCellList List of blacklisted intra-frequency neighbouring cells. These
[1-16 instances] type of cells are not considered for cell re-selection
Set of physical cell identities reserved for CSG cells on the
frequency on which this field was received. The received
csg-PhysCellIdRange applies if less than 24 hours has
csg_PhysCellIdRange
elapsed since it was received and it was received in the same
primary PLMN. This field is Optional (mandatory for CSG
cell)

SIB5 in LTE
SIB5: Cell-reselection parameters for INTER-Frequency
 contains information relevant only for inter-frequency cell re-selection i.e.
information about other E-UTRA frequencies and inter-frequency neighbouring cells
relevant for cell re-selection
 includes cell re-selection parameters common for a frequency as well as cell
specific re-selection parameters

Signalling radio bearer: N/A


RLC-Mode: TM
Logical channel: BCCH
Direction: E-UTRAN to UE

Important contents of SystemInformationBlockType5

InterFreqCarrierFreqInfo can be specified upto 8 carrier frequencies


dl-CarrierFreq carrier frequency helps the UE to search the cells
minimum RSRP value of the inter-frequency cell. Value -
70 to
q-RxLevMin
-22 dBm.
Actual value: signalled value * 2
p-Max maximum allowed UL transmit power of the cell
defines the time to trigger for cell reselection. Value 0 to 7
t-ReselectionEUTRA
sec.
t-ReselectionEUTRA-SF scaling factors for Medium and High mobility
# Threshold (in dB) used by UE for cell re-selection to a
HIGHER priority
threshX-High # The Srxlev of the candiate cell is greater then
threshX_High
# Value 0 to 31 dB. Actual value= Signaled value * 2
# Threshold (in dB) used by UE for cell re-selection to a
LOWER priority
# Cell re-selection is allowed only when Srxlev of the
threshX-Low candiate cell is greater then threshX_Low and RSRP of
serving cell is less than the value of ThreshServingLow
singalled within SIB3
# Value 0 to 31 dB. Actual value= Signaled value * 2
defined in terms of Resouce blocks associated with a
allowedMeasBandwidth
specific channel bandwidth
cellReselectionPriority defines the Abolute priority of the frequency layer
neighCellConfig information regarding the neighbouring cells
defines the RSRP measurement offset, applied to all cells
q-OffsetFreq
on the specified RF carrier
interFreqBlackCellList the mentioned cells are no considered for cell reselection

SIB6 in LTE
SIB6: Cell-reselection parameters INTER RAT Frequency
 contains information relevant only for inter-RAT cell re-selection (information about UTRA
frequencies and UTRA neighbouring cells relevant for cell re-selection.
 includes cell re-selection parameters common for a frequency
Signalling radio bearer: N/A
RLC-Mode: TMLogical channel: BCCH
Direction: E-UTRAN to UE

Important contents of SystemInformationBlockType6

carrierFreqListUTRA_FDD/TDD
carrierFreq
cellReselectionPriority
threshX_High
threshX_Low
q_RxLevMin
p_Max
q_QualMin
t_ReselectionUTRA
t_ReselectionUTRA_SF
SF_Medium
SF_High
Field Descriptions:
Information specified for up to 16 instances of RF carriers for
carrierFreqListUTRA_FDD/TDD
FDD or TDD
carrierFreq carrier frequency helps the UE to seach
defines the absolute priority of the UMTS. Value 0-7, 0 is the
cellReselectionPriority
lowest priority
# Threshold (in dB) used by UE for cell re-selection to a
HIGHER priority UMTS frequency
threshX_High
# The Srxlev of the candiate cell is greater then threshX_High
# Value 0 to 31 dB. Actual value= Signaled value * 2
# Threshold (in dB) used by UE for cell re-selection to a
LOWER priority UMTS frequency
# Cell re-selection is allowed only when Srxlev of the candiate
threshX_Low
cell is greater then threshX_Low and RSR of serving cell is less
than the value of ThreshServingLow singalled within SIB3
# Value 0 to 31 dB. Actual value= Signaled value * 2
minimum RSCP requirement for candiate UMTS cell. Value -60
q_RxLevMin
to -13 dB. Actual value= Signaled value * 2 +1
Value applicable for the intra-frequency neighbouring E-UTRA
p_Max cells. If absent the UE applies the maximum power according to
the UE capability
# minimum Ec/Io requirement for candiate UMTS cell.
q_QualMin Value -24 to 0 dB
# applicable for FDD only
# defines the time to trigger cell re-selection
t_ReselectionUTRA
# value 0 - 7 seconds
# defines the time to trigger cell re-selection
# value 0 - 7 seconds
# Scaling factors used for Medium and High mobility
t_ReselectionUTRA_SF
# Scaling Factors value 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1.0. These values
decrease the value of T_reselection which allows more rapid cell
re-selections

SIB7: Cell-reselection parameters INTER RAT Frequency (GERAN)


 contains information relevant only for inter-RAT (GERAN) cell re-selection
Signalling radio bearer: N/A
RLC-Mode: TM
Logical channel: BCCH
Direction: E-UTRAN to UE
Important contents of SystemInformationBlockType7

t_ReselectionGERAN Time to trigger for reselection. Value 0 to 7 sec.


carrierFreqsInfoList[0] carries upto 16 instances of GERAN freq.
carrierFreqs
startingARFCN Start of the ARFCN
bandIndicator dcs1800 or pcs1900
followingARFCNs ARFCN groups
absolute priority of the GERAN layer. Value 0 to 7, whereas 0 is the
cellReselectionPriority
lowest priority
ncc_Permitted Network Color Code. Is a bitmap value
q_RxLevMin minimum RSSI value required
p_MaxGERAN maximum allowed UL transmit power
# Threshold (in dB) used by UE for cell re-selection to a HIGHER priority
frequency
threshX_High
# The Srxlev of the candiate cell is greater then threshX_High
# Value 0 to 31 dB. Actual value= Signaled value * 2

# Threshold (in dB) used by UE for cell re-selection to a LOWER priority


frequency
# Cell re-selection is allowed only when Srxlev of the candiate cell is
threshX_Low
greater then threshX_Low and RSRP of serving cell is less than the value
of ThreshServingLow singalled within SIB3
# Value 0 to 31 dB. Actual value= Signaled value * 2

SIB9: Home eNB name


 contains a home eNB name (HeNB Name)
 HeNB provie services to Closed Subscriber Groups. The HeNB name helps the user to select the
correct CSG Identity when performing a manual selection
Signalling radio bearer: N/A
RLC-Mode: TM
Logical channel: BCCH
Direction: E-UTRAN to UE

Important contents of SystemInformationBlockType9


hnb-Name

Field Descriptions:

hnb-Name Carries the name of the home eNB


SIB10: ETWS primary notification
 contains an ETWS primary notification

Signalling radio bearer: N/A


RLC-Mode: TM
Logical channel: BCCH
Direction: E-UTRAN to UE

Important contents of SystemInformationBlockType10


messageIdentifier
serialNumber
warningType
warningSecurityInfo

Field Descriptions:
Identifies the source and type of ETWS notification (earthquake,
messageIdentifier
tsunami warning, any emergency or test message)

Identifies variations of an ETWS notification.


-uses various mechanisms to alert the user (display message, play a
serialNumber tone or vibrate, location where the message is applicable, also
contains an update number which specifies whether a change is in the
message content or not)

# Identifies the warning type of the ETWS primary notification


warningType (earthquake, tsunami, etc.) and
# provides information on emergency user alert and UE popup
# is optional, only applied when security is applied
warningSecurityInfo
# Provides security information for the ETWS notification
SIB11 in LTE
SIB11: ETWS secondary notification
 contains an ETWS secondary notification

Signalling radio bearer: N/A


RLC-Mode: TM
Logical channel: BCCH
Direction: E-UTRAN to UE

Important contents of SystemInformationBlockType11


messageIdentifier
serialNumber
warningMessageSegmentType
warningMessageSegmentNumber
warningMessageSegment
dataCodingScheme

Field Descriptions:
Identifies the source and type of ETWS
messageIdentifier notification (earthquake, tsunami warning, any
emergency or test message)
Identifies variations of an ETWS notification.
-uses various mechanisms to alert the user
(display message, play a tone or vibrate,
serialNumber location where the message is applicable, also
contains an update number which specifies
whether a change is in the message content or
not)
Indicates whether the included ETWS warning
warningMessageSegmentType
message segment is the last segment of the
[last/not last]
complete segment or not
# allows oedering of the message segments
# Segment number of the ETWS warning
message segment contained in the SIB. A
warningMessageSegmentNumber
segment number of zero corresponds to the first
segment, one corresponds to the second
segment, and so on
warningMessageSegment carries actual segment of the message
Identifies the alphabet/coding and the language
dataCodingScheme
applied variations of an ETWS notification
SIB12 in LTE
SIB12: CMAS notification
 contains a CMAS notification
 CMAS notifications carry high emerygency situations and is defined for three catagories:
-Presiential Alerts (President of a geographical location can send alerts)
-Threat Alerts (Tornado/Hurricane alerts)
-AMBER Alerts (Child abduction, endangered situation)
 introduced in Release9
Signalling radio bearer: N/A
RLC-Mode: TMLogical channel: BCCH
Direction: E-UTRAN to UE

Important contents of SystemInformationBlockType12


messageIdentifier
serialNumber
warningMessageSegmentType
warningMessageSegmentNumber
warningMessageSegment
dataCodingScheme

Field Descriptions:
Identifies the source and type of CMAS
messageIdentifier
notification
serialNumber Identifies variations of a CMAS notification
Indicates whether the included CMAS warning
warningMessageSegmentType
message segment is the last segment or not
Segment number of the CMAS warning message
segment contained in the SIB. A segment number
warningMessageSegmentNumber
of zero corresponds to the first segment, one
corresponds to the second segment, and so on

warningMessageSegment Carries a segment of the Warning Message


Identifies the alphabet/coding and the language
dataCodingScheme
applied variations of a CMAS notification
SIB13: MBMS control information
 contains the information required to acquire the MBMS control information associated with one or
more MBSFN areas
 introduced in Release9
Signalling radio bearer: N/A
RLC-Mode: TM
Logical channel: BCCH
Direction: E-UTRAN to UE

Important contents of SystemInformationBlockType13


mbsfn-AreaInfoList

http://lteinwireless.blogspot.in/2012/12/sib2-in-lte.html

http://howltestuffworks.blogspot.in/2012/07/resource-allocation-type-0.html

http://www.sharetechnote.com/html/BasicCallFlow_LTE.html