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KTS LR14.

2W
170715 Fast Return to LTE improvement
Sep 8th 2015

NEA/TIS Jean-Nol CHARNEAU/Boubacar COULIBALY/Sophie PIEKAREC

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1. Feature Description
2. Interactions with other features and Upgrade rules
3. Activation Strategy in ORF Network
4. Assessment Fast Return Time
5. Assessment - Performance
6. Lessons learned from Call Trace
7. Limitations
8. Conclusion
ANNEX Tests
ANNEX - AR1-5624148 analysis
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Feature Description

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Feature Objectives
Avoid detecting CSFB when UE is redirected by eNodeB to UTRAN
for another reason than CSFB
o Radio problem (entering coverage alarm, below serving floor)
o Offload reason (reactive load control, preventive load control)

Detect CSFB when UE provides both Pre-redirection Info and CSFB


Indication IE in RRC CONNECTION REQUEST

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170715 is based on UA8.1 134661


Purpose of UA8.1 PM134661 is to send UE back to LTE at CS call completion
after RNC has detected that UE has connected for a CSFB reason
CSFB is detected by RNC if Pre-redirection Info is not present in RRC
CONNECTION REQUEST
3GPP 9.4+ : UE shall not include Pre-redirection
Info
in RRC CONNECTION REQUEST if redirected by LTE
CSFB detection is based on the absence
of
Pre-Redirection info IE at RRC
connection
If UE is LTE capable:
CsfbDetection is set to
TRUE

VS.CsfbDetectionInRrcConn++

Detection of fake CSFB


If UE redirected by LTE for radio or load
reason
Side effect:
UE Fast Returned to LTE if CS call is setup

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170715 added value


CSFB is detected by RNC if optional CSFB Indication IE is present in RRC
CONNECTION REQUEST
3GPP 9.11+: UE should include CSFB Indication
in RRC CONNECTION REQUEST if redirected by LTE for
CSFB
UE CSFB detection is based on the presence of
CSFB Indication IE at RRC connection

If UE is LTE capable:

Risk of non detection of true CSFB


if UE not supporting CSFB Indication

CsfbDetection is set to
TRUE

Side effect:
UE not Fast Returned to LTE at CS call release
VS.CsfbDetectionInRrcConn++

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Impact on CSFB Detection at RNC


LTE -> 3G redirections

CSFB

Non-CSFB (radio, offload)

LTE
3G

No Pre-redirection

Pre-redirection
Info

CSFB Indication

CSFB Indication
(C)

No CSFB Indication
(B)

No CSFB Indication

No Pre-redirection Info

Pre-redirection Info

CS Speech call (A)


No CS Speech call

CSFB Detection based on

Pre-redirection Info not present

CSFB Indication present


Call is not a CS fallback, and 134661 feature mistakenly fast returns the UE
UE does not supportCSFB Indication, and 170715 does not fast return the UE
UE provides both Pre-redirection Info & CSFB Indication, and 170715 fast returns the UE where 134661 does not
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Feature Pros & Cons

Gain

UE Types [1]

Pre134661
CSFB
Redirectio (csfbDetectionM
Indication
n Info
ethod=
presence
present
CsfbDeduction)

1
Yes

170715
(csfbDetectionM
Comments
ethod=
CsfbIndication)

No

Redirect

Redirect

Common CSFB scenario of R9 UE.


Most of R8 UE performs also this CSFB scenario.

Yes

No Redirect

Redirect

Few cases observed for both R8 and R9 UE CSFB.

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supports CSFB
indication

No

Redirect

No Redirect

Not a CSFB scenario. Common scenario for non-CSFB


redirections.
Rare cases of speech call setup after a redirection
from LTE has been performed for a non-CSFB cause
(radio, ofload).
Main improvement is regarding interpretation of
CSFB detection counter.

Yes

No Redirect

No Redirect

Not a CSFB scenario.


Speech call setup scenario for UE camping on 3G.

No
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5

Pros

does not support


CSFB indication

No

Redirect

No Redirect

Yes

No Redirect

No Redirect

No

Common scenario for non-CSFB redirections of R8 UE


not supporting CSFB indication IE.
Rare cases of R9 UE CSFB.
Still observed for a significant part of R8 UE CSFB.
Not a normal CSFB scenario.
Speech call setup scenario for UE camping on 3G.
Can correspond to a CSFB performed in poor radiio
conditions.

Cons
Gain is expected if feature is activated for R9 UE only (csfbDeductionAndIndication).

[1] Actual Support of CSFB Indication IE is not know by RNC since it is an Optional R9 IE. Field observation showed that
some R9 UE dont support it but also some R8 UE support it.
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Two steps activation of the feature


CSFB Indication optional IE has been introduced in R9 version 11 therefore
lots of R8 UE currently on the field dont support it
Feature is designed to be able to activate feature in two steps
for R9+ UE only in a 1st step (the only step assessed in ORF FA)
for any UE in a 2nd step (all UE supporting CSFB Indication IE)
New parameter

1st step
2nd step

CSFB Detection at RNC


R8 UE
R9+ UE
"Pre-redirection
"Pre-redirection
csfbDeduction
Info" not present Info" not present
csfbDeductionAndInd "Pre-redirection "CSFB Indication"
ication
Info" not present
present
"CSFB Indication" "CSFB Indication"
csfbIndication
present
present
csfbDetectionMethod

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Interactions with other features and Upgrade rules

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PM170715 interactions with other features


UA8 134661 Fast Return to LTE at CS call completion
Introduces the capability to redirect LTE capable UE at the end of a CSFB that was detected either as an RRCbased CSFB (at RRC CONNECTION without UE providing the Pre-redirection Info IE) or as a PS HO-based CSFB
(at incoming 4G->3G RELOCATION REQUEST with Radio Network Layer Cause Extension IE = CS Fallback
triggered).
The PM170715 adds supplementary options on top of it.
Required Feature. Strong interaction.
UA8 108661 LTE to UMTS PS HO and cell reselection enhancements
Introduces the capability to detect an incoming PS HO-based CSFB call as a CS speech call that is setup in a
TmaxDelayForCsCallEstablishment time period after an incoming 4G->3G RELOCATION REQUEST with Radio
Network Layer Cause Extension IE = CS Fallback triggered has been successfully performed.
Recommended Feature. No interaction but gain of 170715 is less when 108661 is enabled as most of the
CSFB scenario will be PS HO-based and 170715 brings improvement for RRC-based CSFB only.
UA8 89858 iMCTA Enhanced - Redirection to LTE sub-feature
Introduces the capability to trigger a redirection to LTE on AO downsize from DCH to FACH or xPCH.
Recommended Feature. No interaction but of interest if 134661 was not triggered due to non-detection of
CSFB.
UA8 89857 iMCRA Step 2
Introduces the capability to redirect to LTE an LTE capable UE at RRC CONNECTION with UE providing the Preredirection Info IE.
Recommended Feature for LTE capable UE camping on 3G and connecting from Idle mode for PS service.
Interaction with 170715 in the sense that in LR14.2W RNC
does not trigger redirection to LTE if UE provides
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CSFB Indication IE in RRC CONNECTION REQUEST

At upgrade to LR14.2W, the new parameter will get the following value :
RadioAccessService::csfbDetectionMethod = CsfbDeduction

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Activation Strategy in ORF Network

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The NodeB cluster included 13 sites upgraded in LR14.2W and 6 sites that
were still in LR13.3W but feature was activated on these 19 sites as it is
managed at RNC level.
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RNC
ORLEANSV
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ORLEANSV
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ORLEANSV
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ORLEANSV
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ORLEANSV
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ORLEANSV
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ORLEANSV
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ORLEANSV
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ORLEANSV
1

eNodeB
CHATEAUROUX_OMELON
CHATEAUROUX_MADRON

Release
LR14.2W
LR14.2W

LR14.2W
CHATEAUROUX_ZI_EST
CHATEAUROUX_CHRISTOP
LR14.2W
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CHATEAUROUX_ETATS_UNI
LR14.2W
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CHATEAUROUX_DEOLS
MONTS_RIPAULT

LR14.2W
LR14.2W

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ORLEANSV1 CHATEAUROUX_CENTRE
CHATEAUROUX_CITE_GD_CH
ORLEANSV1
AMPS
CHATEAUROUX_CITE_ST_JEA
ORLEANSV1
N
ORLEANSV1 CHATEAUROUX_FT
ORLEANSV1 ISSOUDUN_BASQUE_SFR
ORLEANSV1 ISSOUDUN_BEL_AIR

LR14.2W
ISSOUDUN_HOPITAL
CHATEAUROUX_PINGAUDIE
LR14.2W 14
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LR13.3W
LR13.3W
LR13.3W
LR13.3W
LR13.3W
LR13.3W

UA8 feature 134661 Fast Return to LTE at CS call completion was already
activated at LR14.2W upgrade on the FA cluster.
Activation of 170715 Fast Return to LTE improvement was performed by
changing the csfbDetectionMethod RNC parameter
Object
RNC

FDDCell

Instance
ORLEANSV1

Cluster cells

Parameter

Old value

New value

csfbDetectionMethod (class 3)

CsfbDeduction

CsfbDeductionAndIndi
cation

isSib19Allowed
true
isReleaseAndRedirectionForCsFbAllowe
true
d
sib19Enable
true

Object

Instance

Parameter

FDDCell

Cluster cells

CellSelectionWithPriorityProfileId

true
true
true

CellSelectionWithPriorityProfiles/ eUtraTargetDlCarrierFrequencyArfcn
0
eUtraTargetFrequencyMeasurementBa
EUtranFrequencyAndPriorityInfoL
ndwidth
EUtranFrequencyAndPriorityI ist/0
nfoList
CellSelectionWithPriorityProfiles/ eUtraTargetDlCarrierFrequencyArfcn
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eUtraTargetFrequencyMeasurementBa

Old value
CellProfiles/0
CellSelection
WithPriorityPr
ofile/0
3000

New value
CellProfiles/0
CellSelection
WithPriorityPr
ofile/0
3000

100

100

6400

6400

Assessment Fast Return Time

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Fast Return Time check (1/3)


Live tests were performed in order to compute the 3G->LTE Fast Return Time and compare it
to the value commited with ORF.
Two kinds of tests were performed :
TC11:CSFB-Release-FR-To-LTE when csfbDetectionMethod = csfbDeductionAndIndication
Start a CS call on 4G, UE will fallback to 3G, when releasing the CS the UE Fast Returns to LTE
TC14:CSFB-PS-Release-FR-To-LTE when csfbDetectionMethod=csfbDeductionAndIndication
Start a CS call on 4G, UE will fallback to 3G, add a PS call on 3G, release CS, UE Fast Returns to LTE
while PS traffic is ongoing on LTE

Two kinds of UE were used :


Samsung N4 : R9 supporting CSFB Indication IE
Samsung S3 : R8 not supporting CSFB Indication IE

Fast Return time were measured from two different perspectives:


User perspective, preferred by ORF, time between Disconnect message on 3G and
Tracking Area Update Complete on LTE
Network perspective, preferred by ALU, time between last RRC Connection Release
message on 3G and Tracking Are Update Request on LTE
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Fast Return Time check (2/3)

Fast Return Time


ALU

Fast Return Time


ORF

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Fast Return Time check (3/3)


All tests were compliant with the commited ORF Fast Return Time of max 2s :
Results

134661+
170715
Activate
d

FR Tests

UE

NodeB SW

Redirection FR
Time ORANGE (s)

Redirection FR
Time ALU(s)

TC11

Samsung N4

LR14.2W

1,341

0,253

TC14

Samsung N4

LR14.2W

1,422

0,302

TC11

Samsung N4

LR13.3W

1,351

0,332

TC14

Samsung N4

LR13.3W

1,410

0,319

TC11

Samsung S3

LR14.2W

1,425

0,208

TC14

Samsung S3

LR14.2W

1,417

0,240

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Assessment - Performance

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Improvement of Fast Return rate thanks to the decrease of the difference between number of
CSFB detected and number of Fast Return trigerred, because LTE->3G redirections of R9+ UE
for non-CSFB causes are not anymore detected as CSFB by RNC

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Fast Rate improvement is correlated with difference between CSFB Detected and Fast Return

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New screenings of CSFB Detected from CSFB Indication IE are pegged (R9 UE CSFB)

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New counters are pegged, CS Voice RAB Setup Success Rate is very good
No CS Voice RAB setup for CSFB in Relocation as PS HO LTE->3G is not activated

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New counters are pegged, CS Voice RAB Drop Rate is very good
No CS Voice RAB drop for CSFB in Relocation as PS HO LTE->3G is not activated

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First CS RRC Connection Success Rate globally stable with more variations after activation

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CS Call Setup Success Rate globally stable with more variations after activation

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First PS RRC Connection Success Rate globally stable with a temporary degradation on
march 12-15 period

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PS Call Setup Success Rate globally stable with less variations after activation

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CS Call Drop globally stable with more variations after activation

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PS Call Drop globally stable

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DL PS Traffic globally stable the week after activation and increased after vacation (march 9)

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UL PS Traffic globally stable the week after activation and increased after vacation (march 9)

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HSDPA Throughput globally stable after activation with more stability and an increase after
vacation time (march 10)

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HSUPA Throughput globally stable

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Lessons learned from Call Trace

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RNC call trace


CTg trace on RNC ORLEANSV1 on Thursday 12th March evening (8pm)
CS Speech calls traced for any UE type
Focus on the 1346 LTE capable UE speech calls
Analysis of these calls based on the combination of
o Pre-redirection Info IE
o CSFB Indication IE

Goals were to assess :


Distribution of R8/R9 LTE capable UE
Percentage of R9 UE not supporting CSFB Indication IE
Percentage of R9 UE calls where both IE are provided by UE
Percentage of R8 UE supporting CSFB Indication IE
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Distribution of R8/R9 LTE capable UE


From all LTE capable UE speech calls : 87% R9 - 13% R8
1168
R8
(86.78%)

R8 UE
(86.78%)

178
R9
(13.22%)

R9 UE
(13.22%)

1346
calls

Assumption for R8/R9 distribution of LTE->3G redirections


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Percentage of R9 UE not supporting CSFB


Indication IE
2% of R9 UE not supporting CSFB Indication (2/92)
corresponding to 1.5% of CSFB detected (2/146)

1346
calls

R9 UE
178 calls
109 IMSI

CSFB Detection based on

Pre-redirection
Info
146 calls
92 IMSI

Pre-redirection Info not present

CSFB Indication
144 calls
90 IMSI

CSFB Indication
2 calls
2 IMSI

-2

CSFB Indication present

Non-detection of the 2 CSFB above is mitigated by the new detection of some


other CSFB scenario (see next page)
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R9 UE calls where both IE are provided by UE


4 calls observed with Pre-redirection Info and CSFB Indication IE
provided by UE
these 4 calls mitigate the 2 non-CSFB detections
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Pre-redirection Info
1346
calls
Pre-redirection Info not
present

R9 UE
178 calls
146
Pre-redirection Info

CSFB Indication present

4
CSFB Indication
28
CSFB Indication

+
4

144
CSFB Indication
2
CSFB Indication

-2

This call scenario is probably due to engaged CSFB as per UE perspective but
for which the LTE->3G redirection is not properly completed
RRC CONNECTION RELEASE with redirectedCarrierInfo not received by UE
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R8 UE supporting CSFB Indication IE


Lots of R8 UE do support R9 CSFB Indication IE : 75% of Detected CSFB
still 25% or R8 UE do not (243/990)

178
Pre-redirection Info
1346
calls
Pre-redirection Info not
present

R8 UE
1168 calls
990
Pre-redirection Info

CSFB Indication present

4
CSFB Indication

+
4

174
CSFB Indication
747
CSFB Indication
243
CSFB Indication

- 243

Network is not mature enough to activate 170715 feature for R8 UE as well


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Limitations

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Feature limitations Poor LTE coverage


In case of poor LTE coverage or LTE cells loaded, probability of a
failure during the redirection to LTE may increase
o 3G->LTE RRC redirection being triggered in blind mode (not measurement
based)
o If no suitable cell on indicated LTE frequency(ies) is found within 10s, an
attempt to camp on any suitable cell on any other available LTE frequencies is
applicable.
o If no LTE coverage is available, UE can spend up to 20s searching for LTE,
before coming back to 3G.
For such areas, reselection should be preferred, avoiding a potential 20s
period when UE cannot be paged nor perform traffic.

A way to avoid this would be to deactivate the feature on 3G cells in


areas with poor LTE coverage
Redirection to LTE on AO Downsize can also be disabled on those cells
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Feature limitations Non global activation of


Fast Return
In case Fast Return to LTE feature (134661) is not activated on the
whole RNS, some UE, the ones having performed a CSFB, will not be
redirected to LTE if CS call completion takes place after a Primary Cell
Change to a cell where FRtoLTE is not activated
This will degrade the Fast Return Success Rate

A way to avoid this would be to activate the feature on all 3G cells


of same RNS for which we know that LTE coverage is good enough on
the same serving area
As for LR13.3W, FRtoLTE is still not triggered after Iur mobility
o Inter-RNS Primary Cell Change
o SRNS relocation scenario
These two scenarios will be covered by LR15.3W feature 179215 Fast Return
to LTE Enhancements
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Conclusion

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Conclusion
UE traces have shown that feature behaves as expected
New counters were pegged
Feature Pros & Cons :
+ no CSFB detection for non-CSFB LTE->3G redirection
=> no Fast Return if subsequent non-CSFB CS call ends on 3G
+ Fast Return if both Pre-redirection Info & CSFB Indication
are provided by UE

- CSFB not detected and Fast Return not triggered if UE does not
provide CSFB Indication :
R8 UE : mitigated by choosing CsfbDeductionAndIndication instead of
CsfbIndication
R9 UE : limited by the low quantity of such UE and availability of
Redirection to LTE on AO Downsize feature
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ANNEX Tests

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Test Activities
Lab Tests at CEVENNES from 5th to 19th February 2015
Live Tests at CHATEAUROUX from 2nd to 14th March 2015
Three mobiles have been used
o Two Pre-Rel9 UE
SAMSUNG S4 during Lab Tests
SAMSUNG S3 during Live Tests
Those UE are not supporting the optional CSFB Indication IE
o One Rel9 UE
SAMSUNG Note4 during Lab/Live Tests
This UE is supporting the CSFB Indication IE
Note about the live tests number :
o Tests 3, 7, 11, 14 and 16 have been executed 2 times
First time with LR14.2W NodeB sites
Second time with LR13.3W NodeB sites
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Test List (1/2)

Test1

Test Objective
Verify that csfbDetectionMethod parameter can be set to different values via WO and online modification
CSFB-Release-FR-To-LTE when csfbDetectionMethod = csfbDeduction -> Pre-Rel9 MS
Test2
Start a CS call from 4g, UE will fallback to 3G, then when releasing CS call, UE Fast Returns to LTE
CSFB-Release-FR-To-LTE when csfbDetectionMethod = csfbDeductionAndIndication -> Pre-Rel9 MS
Test3
Start a CS call from 4g, UE will fallback to 3G, then when releasing CS call, UE Fast Returns to LTE
Test4
Verify that Pre-REL9 UE does not FR to LTE after CSFB when csfbDetectionMethod=csfbIndication
verify that all non-cSFBIndication UE can not be identified as CSFB and will not fast return to LTE CSFB
Test5
when csfbDetectionMethod=csfbIndication and a PS call is added on UMTS
verify that all non-cSFBIndication UE can not be identified as CSFB and will not fast return to LTE CSFB
Test6
when csfbDetectionMethod=csfbIndication and PS relocation is performed.
PS-then-CSFB-Release-FR-To-LTE when csfbDetectionMethod = csfbDeductionAndIndication -> Pre-Rel9 MS
Start a PS call from 4G, add a CS call, UE will fallback to 3G, release CS call, UE Fast Returns to LTE while PS traffic is
Test7
ongoing on LTE
CSFB-PS-Release-FR-To-LTE when csfbDetectionMethod = csfbDeduction -> Pre-Rel9 MS
Start a CS call from 4G, UE will fallback to 3G, start a PS call, release CS call, UE Fast Returns to LTE
Test8
while PS traffic is ongoing on LTE
CSFB-PS-Release-FR-To-LTE when csfbDetectionMethod = csfbDeductionAndIndication -> Rel9 MS
Start a CS call from 4G, UE will fallback to 3G, start a PS call, release CS call, UE Fast Returns to LTE
Test9
while PS traffic is ongoing on LTE
CSFB-PS-Release-FR-To-LTE when csfbDetectionMethod = csfbDeductionAndIndication -> Pre-Rel9 MS
Start a CS call from 4G, UE will fallback to 3G, start a PS call, release CS call, UE Fast Returns to LTE
Test9 bis while PS traffic is ongoing on LTE
Test10 Verify that Post-REL9 UE always redirects to LTE after CSFB when csfbDetectionMethod=csfbDeduction
CSFB-Release-FR-To-LTE when csfbDetectionMethod = csfbDeductionAndIndication -> Rel9 MS
Test11 Start a CS call on 4G, UE will fallback to 3G, when releasing the CS the UE Fast Returns to LTE
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LAB
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LIVE

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Test List (2/2)

Test12

Test Objective
Verify that Post-REL9 UE always redirects to LTE after CSFB when csfbDetectionMethod=csfbIndication
CSFB-PS-Release-FR-To-LTE when csfbDetectionMethod=csfbDeduction -> Rel9 MS
Start a CS call on 4G, UE will fallback to 3G, add a PS call on 3G, release CS, UE Fast Returns to LTE
Test13
while PS traffic is ongoing on LTE
CSFB-PS-Release-FR-To-LTE when csfbDetectionMethod=csfbDeductionAndIndication -> Rel9 MS
Start a CS call on 4G, UE will fallback to 3G, add a PS call on 3G, release CS, UE Fast Returns to LTE
Test14
while PS traffic is ongoing on LTE
CSFB-PS-Release-FR-To-LTE when csfbDetectionMethod=csfbIndication -> Rel9 MS
Start a CS call on 4G, UE will fallback to 3G, add a PS call on 3G, release CS, UE Fast Returns to LTE
Test15
while PS traffic is ongoing on LTE
PS-CSFB-Release-FR-To-LTE when csfbDetectionMethod=csfbDeductionAndIndication -> Rel9 MS
Start with a PS call on 4G, then make a CS call as well, UE will fallback to 3G, when releasing this CS, UE Fast
Test16
Returns to LTE while PS traffic is ongoing on LTE
PS-CSFB-Release-FR-To-LTE when csfbDetectionMethod=csfbIndication -> Rel9 MS
Start with a PS call on 4G, then make a CS call as well, UE will fallback to 3G, when releasing this CS, UE Fast
Test17
Returns to LTE while PS traffic is ongoing on LTE
PS-CSFB-Release-FR-To-LTE when csfbDetectionMethod=csfbDeduction -> Rel9 MS
Start with a PS call on 4G, then make a CS call as well, UE will fallback to 3G, when releasing this CS, UE Fast
Test18
Returns to LTE while PS traffic is ongoing on LTE
Verify that Post-REL9 UE does not FR to LTE when a PS call is redirected to 3G due to lost of
Test19
radio contact with LTE cause and CS call is then made
Verify that Pre-REL9 UE does not FR to LTE when a PS call is redirected to 3G due to lost of
Test20
radio contact with LTE cause and CS call is then made
FR_Time_C1 Compute the Fast Return To LTE Time: Repeat 7 times the test TC11 and do the test TC14 12 times SAMSUNG Note4
FR_Time_C2 Compute the Fast Return To LTE Time: Repeat 7 times the test TC11 and do the test TC14 12 times SAMSUNG S3
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LAB
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LIVE

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Test on Live Network


Live tests objectives were to
o Execute some functional test cases on the live context
o Compute the Fast Return Time

The Fast Return Time Computation has been done with the following hypothesis:
Test11 & 14 were repeated several times, UE logs collected and information on 3G-4G
transition time was extracted

Fast Return time were measured from two different perspectives:


User perspective, preferred by ORF, time between Disconnect message on 3G and
Tracking Area Update Complete on LTE
Network perspective, preferred by ALU, time between last RRC Connection Release
message on 3G and Tracking Are Update Request on LTE
LR14.2W NodeB tests have been done on Chateauroux Christophe site
LR13.3W NodeB tests have been done on Chateauroux FT site
Several roaming drives have been done in Chateauroux with both Samsung N4 and S3
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Local Field Configuration Impacts


It has been observed on the FA area that some FRtoLTE were not
triggered after CSFB in the following scenario :
LTE to 3G CSFB was performed on a 3G site A
CSFB was detected and counted as such on site A
UE moved to another site when connected to 3G
CS call was completed on a 3G site B where FRtoLTE was not triggered

FRtoLTE was not triggered due to one of the following causes :


3G site B coverage was not overlapped by sufficient LTE coverage
Fast Return feature was not activated on 3G site B

Consequence was a bigger difference at NodeB cluster level between


o the number of CSFB detected
o the number of Fast Return triggered
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Fast Return Time Computation


SAMSUNG Note4 on LR14.2W NodeB Sites (1/2)
Fast Return time ORF commitment of maximum 2 seconds has been met for each
particular test case.
Results

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d

FR Tests

Time "Disconnect" Time"TAU Complete"

Redirection FR Time
Time last "RRC
Redirection FR Time
Time"TAU Request"
ORANGE (s)
Connection Release"
ALU(s)

TC11 - Try1

15:07:37:390

15:07:38:933

1.443

15:07:38:095

15:07:38:351

0.256

TC11- Try2

15:09:23:351

15:09:24:729

1.378

15:09:24:077

15:09:24:346

0.269

TC11- Try3

15:15:11:126

15:15:12:500

1.374

15:15:11:729

15:15:12:013

0.284

TC11- Try4

15:17:22:676

15:17:24:047

1.371

15:17:23:228

15:17:23:493

0.265

TC11- Try5

15:19:25:260

15:19:26:446

1.186

15:19:25:702

15:19:25:941

0.239

TC11- Try6

15:21:15:086

15:21:16:387

1.301

15:21:15:665

15:21:15:926

0.261

TC11- Try7

15:23:13:190

15:23:14:524

1.334

15:23:13:737

15:23:13:985

0.198

Moyenne TC11-7

1.341

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0.253

Fast Return Time Computation


SAMSUNG Note4 on LR14.2W NodeB Sites (2/2)
Results

170715
Activat
ed

FR Tests

Time
"Disconnect"

Time"TAU Complete"

Time"TAU
Request"

Redirection FR
Time ALU(s)

TC14- Try1

15:34:00:076

15:34:01:832

1.756

15:34:00:921

15:34:01:148

0.227

TC14- Try2

15:34:29:261

15:34:30:510

1.249

15:34:29:868

15:34:30:100

0.232

TC14- Try3

15:35:33:961

15:35:35:711

1.75

15:35:34:599

15:35:35:269

0.67

TC14- Try4

15:37:28:125

15:37:29:390

1.265

15:37:28:696

15:37:28:975

0.279

TC14- Try5

15:38:22:327

15:38:23:774

1.447

15:38:22:913

15:38:23:292

0.379

TC14- Try6

15:38:57:903

15:38:59:294

1.391

15:38:58:424

15:38:58:750

0.326

TC14- Try7

15:39:32:045

15:39:34:114

2.069

15:39:33:444

15:39:33:730

0.286

TC14- Try8

15:40:15:007

15:40:16:151

1.144

15:40:15:491

15:40:15:723

0.232

TC14- Try9

15:40:46:342

15:40:47:688

1.346

15:40:46:970

15:40:47:244

0.274

TC14- Try10

15:41:30:649

15:41:31:783

1.134

15:41:31:139

15:41:31:350

0.211

TC14- Try11

15:42:23:426

15:42:24:592

1.166

15:42:23:996

15:42:24:227

0.231

TC14- Try12

15:43:47:443

15:43:48:794

1.351

15:43:47:993

15:43:48:264

0.271

Moyenne TC14-12

Redirection FR Time
Time last "RRC
ORANGE (s)
Connection Release"

1.422
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0.302

Fast Return Time Computation


SAMSUNG Note4 on LR13.3W NodeB Sites
Results

170715
Activat
ed

FR Tests

Time
"Disconnect"

Time"TAU Complete"

Time"TAU
Request"

Redirection FR
Time ALU(s)

TC11 - Try1

12:57:09:291

12:57:10:503

1.212

12:57:09:858

12:57:10:091

0.243

TC11- Try2

13:00:24:352

13:00:25:688

1.436

13:00:24:886

13:00:25:238

0.352

TC11- Try3

13:03:29:806

13:03:31:087

1.281

13:03:30:302

13:03:30:561

0.259

TC11- Try6

13:11:49:983

13:11:51:445

1.462

13:11:50:533

13:11:51:017

0.484

TC11- Try7

13:14:32:405

13:14:33:769

1.364

13:14:32:995

13:14:33:315

0.32

Moyenne TC11-5

Redirection FR Time
Time last "RRC
ORANGE (s)
Connection Release"

1.351

0.332

TC14- Try1

13:18:37:336

13:18:38:593

1.157

13:18:37:935

13:18:38:168

0.235

TC14- Try8

13:26:45:856

13:26:47:589

1.733

13:26:46:358

13:26:46:833

0.475

TC14- Try9

13:27:10:283

13:27:11:696

1.413

13:27:10:966

13:27:11:286

0.32

TC14- Try10

13:27:42:534

13:27:43:871

1.337

13:27:43:219

13:27:43:465

0.246

Moyenne TC14-4

1.41

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0.319

Fast Return Time Computation


SAMSUNG S3 on LR14.2W NodeB Sites (1/2)
Results

170715
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d

FR Tests

Time "Disconnect" Time"TAU Complete"

Redirection FR Time
Time last "RRC
Redirection FR Time
Time"TAU Request"
ORANGE (s)
Connection Release"
ALU(s)

TC11 - Try1

11:12:37:633

11:12:39:045

1.412

11:12:38:394

11:12:38:647

0.253

TC11- Try2

11:19:14:977

11:19:16:089

1.112

11:19:15:674

11:19:15:780

0.106

TC11- Try3

11:21:51:712

11:21:53:320

1.608

11:21:52:498

11:21:52:692

0.194

TC11- Try4

11:25:00:761

11:25:02:291

1.53

11:25:01:671

11:25:01:838

0.167

TC11- Try5

11:27:55:954

11:27:57:256

1.302

11:27:56:643

11:27:56:857

0.214

TC11- Try6

11:31:26:034

11:31:27:472

1.438

11:31:26:874

11:31:27:048

0.274

TC11- Try7

11:34:24:288

11:34:25:862

1.574

11:34:25:226

11:34:25:474

0.248

Moyenne TC11-7

1.425

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0.208

Fast Return Time Computation


SAMSUNG S3 on LR14.2W NodeB Sites (2/2)
Results

170715
Activat
ed

FR Tests

Time
"Disconnect"

Time"TAU Complete"

Time"TAU
Request"

Redirection FR
Time ALU(s)

TC14- Try1

11:42:07:336

11:42:08:786

1.45

11:42:08:051

11:42:08:339

0.288

TC14- Try2

11:42:42:247

11:42:43:578

1.331

11:42:43:034

11:42:43:251

0.217

TC14- Try4

12:13:14:348

12:13:15:833

1.485

12:13:15:120

12:13:15:283

0.163

TC14- Try5

12:13:26:881

12:13:28:789

1.908

12:13:28:334

12:13:28:420

0.086

TC14- Try6

12:13:52:177

12:13:53:539

1.362

12:13:52:870

12:13:53:117

0.86

TC14- Try7

12:14:20:498

12:14:21:923

1.425

12:14:21:306

12:14:21:531

0.225

TC14- Try8

12:14:45:525

12:14:46:918

1.393

12:14:46:263

12:14:46:428

0.165

TC14- Try9

12:15:10:973

12:15:12:365

1.392

12:15:11:695

12:15:11:958

0.263

TC14- Try10

12:15:36:052

12:15:37:434

1.382

12:15:36:980

12:15:37:034

0.054

TC14- Try11

12:15:59:829

12:16:01:132

1.303

12:16:00:550

12:16:00:716

0.166

TC14- Try12

12:16:38:296

12:16:39:452

1.156

12:16:38:884

12:16:39:041

0.157

Moyenne TC14-12

Redirection FR Time
Time last "RRC
ORANGE (s)
Connection Release"

1.417

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0.24

TC14 Call Flow QXDM trace in Lab (1/12)


Using R9 UE SAMSUNG N4 supporting CSFB Indication IE

UE starts CSFB

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TC14 Call Flow QXDM trace in Lab (2/12)


Using R9 UE SAMSUNG N4 supporting CSFB Indication IE

eNodeB redirects UE to 3G carrier 10786

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TC14 Call Flow QXDM trace in Lab (3/12)


Using R9 UE SAMSUNG N4 supporting CSFB Indication IE

UE connects to 3G cell and


provides CSFB Indication IE
in RRC CONNECTION REQUEST

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TC14 Call Flow QXDM trace in Lab (4/12)


Using R9 UE SAMSUNG N4 supporting CSFB Indication IE

UE sending CM Service Request


for CS speech call setup
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TC14 Call Flow QXDM trace in Lab (5/12)


Using R9 UE SAMSUNG N4 supporting CSFB Indication IE

End-to-end voice path is setup

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TC14 Call Flow QXDM trace in Lab (6/12)


Using R9 UE SAMSUNG N4 supporting CSFB Indication IE

PDP Ctx activation request


for PS call to be setup

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TC14 Call Flow QXDM trace in Lab (7/12)


Using R9 UE SAMSUNG N4 supporting CSFB Indication IE

PDP Ctx activated

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TC14 Call Flow QXDM trace in Lab (8/12)


Using R9 UE SAMSUNG N4 supporting CSFB Indication IE

UE releases the speech call

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TC14 Call Flow QXDM trace in Lab (9/12)


Using R9 UE SAMSUNG N4 supporting CSFB Indication IE

UTRAN Fast Returns the UE to LTE


through an RRC Redirection procedure

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TC14 Call Flow QXDM trace in Lab (10/12)


Using R9 UE SAMSUNG N4 supporting CSFB Indication IE

UE registers at connection to LTE

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TC14 Call Flow QXDM trace in Lab (11/12)


Using R9 UE SAMSUNG N4 supporting CSFB Indication IE

UE connects to LTE
for Originating Call setup

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TC14 Call Flow QXDM trace in Lab (12/12)


Using R9 UE SAMSUNG N4 supporting CSFB Indication IE

Resumption of suspended EPS bearers

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ANNEX AR1-5624148 analysis

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