13.1.22 MCPTT / Attach / Call setup CO

36.523-13GPPEvolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) and Evolved Packet Core (EPC)Part 1: Protocol conformance specificationRelease 16TSUser Equipment (UE) conformance specification

13.1.22.1 Test Purpose (TP)

(1)

with { UE supporting MCPTT and having been pre-configured with all the necessary parameters enabling the MCPTT client operation including MCPTT Authorization/Configuration and Key Generation, and, UE switched off }

ensure that {
when { UE is switched on and MCPTT Client activated }

then { UE establishes the relevant for MCPTT signalling services PDN/bearers (QCI-69) and registers for MCPTT services }

}

(2)

with { UE attached for EPS services and having performed successfully MCPTT SIP registration and the relevant for MCPTT services PDN/bearers and having entered RRC_IDLE state }

ensure that {
when { the user initiates a MCPTT call }

then { the UE establishes RRC connection, and, establishes the relevant for MCPTT voice services dedicated bearer (QCI-65) needed for the MCPTT call establishment }

}

13.1.22.2 Conformance requirements

References: The conformance requirements covered in the present TC are specified in: TS 23.280 subclause 5.2.7.2.1, TS 23.203, subclause 6.1.7.2. Unless otherwise stated these are Rel-14 requirements.

[TS 23.280 subclause 5.2.7.2.1]

If the PDN connection established during the initial attach by the MC service UE is to an APN other than the MC services APN, then prior to user authentication, the MC service UE shall establish another PDN connection to the MC services APN. PDN connection establishment can also be caused by a SIP registration request for one or more MC services.

The QCI value of 69 (as specified in 3GPP TS 23.203 [8]) shall be used for the EPS bearer that transports SIP-1 reference point messaging.

[TS 23.203 subclause 6.1.7.2]

This clause specifies standardized characteristics associated with standardized QCI values. The characteristics describe the packet forwarding treatment that an SDF aggregate receives edge-to-edge between the UE and the PCEF (see figure 6.1.7‑1) in terms of the following performance characteristics:

Table 6.1.7: Standardized QCI characteristics

QCI

Resource Type

Priority Level

Packet Delay Budget

(NOTE 13)

Packet Error Loss

Rate (NOTE 2)

Example Services

65
(NOTE 3, NOTE 9, NOTE 12)

0.7

75 ms
(NOTE 7,
NOTE 8)

10-2

Mission Critical user plane Push To Talk voice (e.g., MCPTT)

69
(NOTE 3, NOTE 9, NOTE 12)

0.5

60 ms
(NOTE 7, NOTE 8)

10-6

Mission Critical delay sensitive signalling (e.g., MC-PTT signalling)

NOTE 3: This QCI is typically associated with an operator controlled service, i.e., a service where the SDF aggregate’s uplink / downlink packet filters are known at the point in time when the SDF aggregate is authorized. In case of E-UTRAN this is the point in time when a corresponding dedicated EPS bearer is established / modified.

NOTE 9: It is expected that QCI-65 and QCI-69 are used together to provide Mission Critical Push to Talk service (e.g., QCI-5 is not used for signalling for the bearer that utilizes QCI-65 as user plane bearer). It is expected that the amount of traffic per UE will be similar or less compared to the IMS signalling.

NOTE 12: This QCI value can only be assigned upon request from the network side. The UE and any application running on the UE is not allowed to request this QCI value.

13.1.22.3 Test description

13.1.22.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

– Cell 1.

– Parameters are set to the default parameters for the basic E-UTRA Single cell network scenarios, as defined in TS 36.508 [6] subclause 4.4. The simulated Cell 1 shall belong to PLMN1.

UE:

– The UE is pre-configured with all the necessary parameters enabling the MCPTT client operation including the MCPTT UE Configuration document, the MCPTT User Profile Configuration Document and the MCPTT Service Configuration Document. The utilisation of sequrity for MCPTT purposes is dissabled. The relevant parameter settings required are defined in the sub-clause 13.1.22.3.3.

NOTE 1: The UE preconditions requirements are due to the test case intentions. The purpose of the present test is to verify UE behaviour at LTE level when MCPTT services are enabled. Limited handling of MCPTT behaviour is provided only for the purpose of make the test handling possible. Detailed testing of the MCPTT services is specified in TS 36.579-2 [60].

– The test USIM is inserted set as defined in TS 36.579-1 [59], subclause 5.5.10 with the following modifications:

EFMST (MCS Service Table)

Services

Discription

Activated

Version

Service n°3:

MCS Group configuration data

No

Service n°6:

MCData UE configuration data

No

Service n°7:

MCData user profile data

No

Service n°8:

MCData service configuration data

No

Service n°9:

MCVideo UE configuration data

No

Service n°10:

MCVideo user profile data

No

Service n°11:

MCVideo service configuration data

No

EFMCS_CONFIG (MCS configuration data)

MCPTT configuration data objects

Tag Values

Condition

MCS Group configuration data

’82’

Not resent.

MCData UE configuration data

’85’

Not resent.

MCData user profile data

’86’

Not resent.

MCData service configuration data

’87’

Not resent.

MCVideo UE configuration data

’88’

Not resent.

MCVideo user profile data

’89’

Not resent.

MCVideo service configuration data

‘8A’

Not resent.

Preamble:

– The UE is Switched OFF (state 1) according to TS 36.508 [6].

– The variable mcptt_bearer_established used for assigning a verdict during the test sequence is set=FALSE.

13.1.22.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 13.1.22.3.2-0: Conditions

Condition

Explanation

ADD_IMS

true if PDN CONNECTIVITY REQUEST is for IMS

ADD_MCX

true if PDN CONNECTIVITY REQUEST is for MCX

Table 13.1.22.3.2-1: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

Switch the UE on.

2-3

Steps 2-3 as specified in TS 36.508 [18], subclause 4.5.2 ‘UE Registration (State 2) take place.

4

The UE transmits an RRCConnectionSetupComplete message to confirm the successful completion of the connection establishment and to initiate the Attach procedure by including the ATTACH REQUEST message. The PDN CONNECTIVITY REQUEST message is piggybacked in ATTACH REQUEST.

NOTE: Verdict shall be assigned here only if the PDN CONNECTIVITY REQUEST contained APN for MCPTT services.

–>

RRC: RRCConnectionSetupComplete

NAS: ATTACH REQUEST

NAS: PDN CONNECTIVITY REQUEST

1

P

5-15

Steps 5-15 as specified in TS 36.508 [18], subclause 4.5.2 ‘UE Registration (State 2) take place.

EXCEPTION: In parallel to the event described in step 16 below, if initiated by the UE the generic procedure for IP address allocation in the U-plane as defined in TS 36.508 [6] clause 4.5A.1 takes place.

EXCEPTION: IF the UE is configured to register for MCX as first PDN during initial registration, THEN in parallel to the event described in step 16 below the events described in table 13.1.22.3.2-3 take place.

1

P

EXCEPTION: IF the UE is configured to register for IMS as first PDN during initial registration, THEN in parallel to the event described in steps 16 below the generic procedure for IMS signalling in the U-plane specified in TS 36.508 clause 4.5A.3 takes place if requested by the UE

16

This message includes the ATTACH COMPLETE message. The ACTIVATE DEFAULT EPS BEARER CONTEXT ACCEPT message is piggybacked in ATTACH COMPLETE.

IF the ACTIVATE DEFAULT EPS BEARER CONTEXT ACCEPT confirmed the establishment of a default bearer for MCPTT services THEN set mcptt_bearer_established=TRUE.

NOTE: Verdict shall be assigned here only if the ACTIVATE DEFAULT EPS BEARER CONTEXT ACCEPT was for a default bearer for MCPTT services.

–>

RRC: ULInformationTransfer

NAS: ATTACH COMPLETE

NAS: ACTIVATE DEFAULT EPS BEARER CONTEXT ACCEPT

1

P

EXCEPTION: Depending on the UE capability step 17a1-17b1 may be performed 1 or 2 times. IF it is performed 2 times THEN they can happen in parallel to one another.

(NOTE 1)

17a1

Start Wait_timer=10 sec

17a2

The generic procedure for UE establishing additional PDN connectivity as specified in Table 13.1.22.3.2-2 takes place.

(NOTE 2)

Stop Wait_timer if running upon receipt of the first message.

Re-start Wait_timer at the completion of the procedure.

17b1

Wait_timer expires.

18

The SS transmits an RRCConnectionRelease message.

<–

RRC: RRCConnectionRelease

EXCEPTION: IF the UE is not configured to register for MCX automatically during initial registration, and consequently no PDN for MCX services was established during the registration THEN steps 19 to 27 take place.

19

Make the UE user start the MCPTT application.

(NOTE 3)

20

The UE transmits an RRCConnectionRequest message.

–>

RRC: RRCConnectionRequest

21

SS transmit an RRCConnectionSetup message.

<–

RRC: RRCConnectionSetup

22

The UE transmits an RRCConnectionSetupComplete message to confirm the successful completion of the connection establishment and to initiate the session management procedure by including the SERVICE REQUEST message.

–>

RRC: RRCConnectionSetupComplete

NAS: SERVICE REQUEST

23

The SS transmits a SecurityModeCommand message to activate AS security.

<–

RRC: SecurityModeCommand

24

The UE transmits a SecurityModeComplete message and establishes the initial security configuration.

–>

RRC: SecurityModeComplete

EXCEPTION: In parallel to the events described in steps 25-26, the generic procedure for UE establishing additional PDN connectivity as specified in Table 13.1.22.3.2-2 takes place.

(NOTE 2)

25

The SS configures a new data radio bearer, associated with the default EPS bearer context.

The RRCConnectionReconfiguration message is using condition SRB2-DRB(N, 0) with N being the number of PDN connectivities established during initial registration (steps 0-17).

The DRBs associated with the respective default EPS bearer context obtained during the attach procedure are established

<–

RRC: RRCConnectionReconfiguration

26

The UE transmits an RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete message to confirm the establishment of the new radio bearer, associated with the default EPS bearer context.

–>

RRC: RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete

27

The SS transmits an RRCConnectionRelease message.

<–

RRC: RRCConnectionRelease

28

Is mcptt_bearer_established=TRUE?

NOTE: If at this point of the message flow, there have not been a default bearer establish for MCPTT services (QCI=69) THEN a verdict FAIL shall be assigned and the test case terminated

1

P

29

Make the UE attempt an MCPTT private call, on-demand Automatic Commencement Mode, no Force of automatic commencement.

(NOTE 3)

30

The UE transmits an RRCConnectionRequest message with ‘ establishmentCause’ set to ‘ mo-Data ‘.

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

31

SS transmit an RRCConnectionSetup message.

<–

RRC: RRCConnectionSetup

32

The UE transmits an RRCConnectionSetupComplete message to confirm the successful completion of the connection establishment and to initiate the session management procedure by including the SERVICE REQUEST message.

–>

RRC: RRCConnectionSetupComplete

NAS: SERVICE REQUEST

33

The SS transmits a SecurityModeCommand message to activate AS security.

<–

RRC: SecurityModeCommand

34

The UE transmits a SecurityModeComplete message and establishes the initial security configuration.

–>

RRC: SecurityModeComplete

35

The SS configures a new data radio bearer, associated with the default EPS bearer context.

The RRCConnectionReconfiguration message is using condition SRBn-DRB(1, 0) as specified in TS 36.508 [6] clause 4.8.2.2.1. The DRBn associated with default EPS bearer context for the PDN established for the MCPTT services and obtained during the registration is established.

<–

RRC: RRCConnectionReconfiguration

EXCEPTION: In parallel to the events described in step 36 below, the events described in table 13.1.22.3.2-4, steps 1-4 take place.

36

The UE transmits an RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete message to confirm the establishment of the new data radio bearer, associated with the default EPS bearer context.

–>

RRC: RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete

37

The SS configures a new RLC-UM data radio bearer, associated with the dedicated EPS bearer context. RRCConnectionReconfiguration message contains the ACTIVATE DEDICATED EPS BEARER CONTEXT REQUEST message. EPS bearer context #5 (QCI 65) according to 36.508 [24], table 6.6.2-1: Reference dedicated EPS bearer contexts is used.

NOTE 1: The same MCPTT PDN address is applicable because the linked EPS bearer ID refers to the default EBC.

NOTE 2: The network initiates the creation of a dedicated bearer to transport the voice media see TS 36.579-1 [59], subclause 5.4.1A.

<–

RRC: RRCConnectionReconfiguration

NAS:

ACTIVATE DEDICATED EPS BEARER CONTEXT REQUEST

38

The UE transmits an RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete message to confirm the establishment of the new data radio bearer, associated with the default EPS bearer for MCPTT services.

–>

RRC: RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete

2

P

39

Check: Does the UE transmit an ACTIVATE DEDICATED EPS BEARER CONTEXT ACCEPT message?

–>

RRC: ULInformationTransfer

NAS:ACTIVATE DEDICATED EPS BEARER CONTEXT ACCEPT

2

P

40

Make the UE (MCPTT User) request termination of the MCPTT private call.

(NOTE 3)

41

Steps 5-6 described in table 13.1.22.3.2-4 take place.

42

The SS transmits an RRCConnectionRelease message.

<–

RRC: RRCConnectionRelease

NOTE 1: The assumptions for the PDN support of a MCPTT capable UE, including the default EPS bearer context QCI requirements in regard to the different PDN are described in TS 36.579-1 [59], subclause 5.4.1A.

NOTE 2: SRB numbering shall take into account the SRBs already established.

NOTE 3: This is expected to be done via a suitable implementation dependent MMI.

Table 13.1.22.3.2-2: EUTRA/EPS signalling for establishment of an additional PDN connectivity

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

The UE transmits a PDN CONNECTIVITY REQUEST message to request an additional PDN.

NOTE: Verdict shall be assigned here only if the ACTIVATE DEFAULT EPS BEARER CONTEXT ACCEPT was for a default bearer for MCPTT services.

–>

RRC: ULInformationTransfer

NAS: PDN CONNECTIVITY REQUEST

1

P

2

The SS configures a new data radio bearer, associated with the additional default EPS bearer context. RRCConnectionReconfiguration message contains the ACTIVATE DEFAULT EPS BEARER CONTEXT REQUEST message.

<–

RRC: RRCConnectionReconfiguration

NAS:

ACTIVATE DEFAULT EPS BEARER CONTEXT REQUEST

3

The UE transmits an RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete message to confirm the establishment of additional default bearer.

–>

RRC: RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete

EXCEPTION: In parallel to the event described in step 4 below, if initiated by the UE the generic procedure for IP address allocation in the U-plane specified in TS 36.508 clause 4.5A.1 takes place performing IP address allocation in the U-plane.

EXCEPTION: IF ADD_IMS THEN in parallel to the event described in step 4 below the generic procedure for IMS signalling in the U-plane specified in TS 36.508 clause 4.5A.3 takes place if requested by the UE.

EXCEPTION: IF ADD_MCX THEN in parallel to the event described in step 4 below the SIP registration for MCPTT as specified in table 13.1.22.3.2-3 takes place.

4

The UE transmits an ACTIVATE DEFAULT EPS BEARER CONTEXT ACCEPT message.

IF the ACTIVATE DEFAULT EPS BEARER CONTEXT ACCEPT confirmed the establishment of a default bearer for MCPTT services THEN set mcptt_bearer_established=TRUE.

NOTE: Verdict shall be assigned here only if the ACTIVATE DEFAULT EPS BEARER CONTEXT ACCEPT was for a default bearer for MCPTT services.

–>

RRC: ULInformationTransfer

NAS: ACTIVATE DEFAULT EPS BEARER CONTEXT ACCEPT

1

P

Table 13.1.22.3.2-3: SIP registration for MCPTT

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

EXCEPTION: In parallel to the event described in steps 1 to 4 below the MCPTT user authentication as specified in TS 36.579-1 [59], table 5.3.2.3-1 takes place.

1

The UE sends initial registration for IMS services.

–>

SIP REGISTER

2

The SS responds with a valid AKAv1-MD5 authentication challenge and security mechanisms supported by the network.

<–

SIP 401 Unauthorized

3

The UE completes the security negotiation procedures, sets up a temporary set of SAs and uses those for sending another REGISTER with AKAv1-MD5 credentials.

–>

SIP REGISTER

4

The SS responds with 200 OK.

<–

SIP 200 OK

Table 13.1.22.3.2-4: SIP signalling for MCPTT CO communication

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

The UE sends an initial SIP INVITE request requesting the establishment of an MCPTT call.

–>

SIP INVITE

2

The SS sends SIP 100(Trying).

<–

SIP 100 (Trying)

3

The SS sends SIP 200 (OK).

<–

SIP 200 (OK)

4

The UE sends a SIP ACK in response to the SIP 200 (OK)

–>

SIP ACK

5

The UE sends a SIP BYE request.

–>

SIP BYE

6

The SS sends SIP 200 (OK).

<–

SIP 200 (OK)

13.1.22.3.3 Specific message contents

All specific EUTRA/EPS signalling message contents shall be referred to TS 36.508 [6] clause 4.6 and 4.7 with the exceptions specified in the present subclause.

Table 13.1.22.3.3-1: PDN CONNECTIVITY REQUEST (Step 4, Table 13.1.22.3.2-1)

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [6], Table 4.7.3-20.

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

Access point name

px_MCPTT_ALL_APN (TS 36.579-5 [X])

The APN used for connecting for MCPTT services

ADD_MCX

Not present or any allowed value

This is the case for Internet, IMS or default APN.

It is assumed that the UE is NOT configured to expect MCPTT as default APN.

Table 13.1.22.3.3-2: ACTIVATE DEFAULT EPS BEARER CONTEXT REQUEST (Step 14, Table 13.1.22.3.2-1)

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [6], Table 4.7.3-6 (NOTE 1)

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

EPS bearer identity

‘0101’B

arbitrary value used for PDN connectivity being maintained during the test case

ADD_IMS

‘0110’B

ADD_MCX

‘1100’B

EPS QoS

See Reference default EPS bearer context #3 (QCI=69) in TS 36.508 [6], table 6.6.1-1

ADD:MCX

Negotiated QoS

See Reference default EPS bearer context #3 (QCI=69) in TS 36.508 [6], table 6.6.1-1

ADD:MCX

Radio priority

See Reference default EPS bearer context #3 (QCI=69) in TS 36.508 [6], table 6.6.1-1

ADD:MCX

Protocol configuration options

FFS

NOTE 1: Content of the message does not provide full details for the cases of IMS and Internet – the relevant conditions should apply depending on the type requested e.g. condition IMS_PDN_ConnEstab for PDN1_IMS and NOT IMS_PDN_ConnEstab, etc.

Table 13.1.22.3.3-3: Message ACTIVATE DEDICATED EPS BEARER CONTEXT REQUEST (step 37, Table 13.1.22.3.2-1)

Derivation path: TS 36.508 [6], Table 4.7.3-3 and Table 4.6.1-8 with condition UM-DRB-ADD(2)

Information Element

Value/Remark

Comment

Condition

EPS bearer identity

6

Procedure transaction identity

0

"No procedure transaction identity assigned"

Linked EPS bearer identity

5

SS re-uses the EPS bearer identity of the default EPS bearer context.

EPS QoS

According to reference dedicated EPS bearer context #5, TS 36.508 [6], table 6.6.2-1

QCI 65

TFT

According to reference dedicated EPS bearer context #5, TS 36.508 [6], table 6.6.2-1

Table 13.1.22.3.3-4: Message ACTIVATE DEDICATED EPS BEARER CONTEXT ACCEPT (step 40, Table 13.1.22.3.2-1)

Derivation path: TS 36.508 [6], Table 4.7.3-1

Information Element

Value/Remark

Comment

Condition

EPS bearer identity

6

Same value as in ACTIVATE DEDICATED EPS BEARER CONTEXT REQUEST

Procedure transaction identity

0

"No procedure transaction identity assigned"

The content of the MCPTT UE Configuration document, the MCPTT User Profile Configuration Document and the MCPTT Service Configuration Document which need to be pre-configured in the UE are specified in TS 36.579-1 [59], subclause 5.5.8 with the following modificaitons:

Table 13.1.22.3.3-5: MCPTT UE Configuration document (Preconditions)

Derivation Path: TS 36.579-1 [59], Table 5.5.8.2-1

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Reference

Condition

mcptt-UE-configuration

common

MCPTT-Group-Call

Not present

on-network

Not present

Table 13.1.22.3.3-6: MCPTT User Profile Configuration Document (Preconditions)

Derivation Path: TS 36.579-1 [59], Table 5.5.8.3-1

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Reference

Condition

mcptt-user-profile

Common

MCPTT-group-call

Not present

OffNetwork

Not present

OnNetwork

MCPTTGroupInfo

Not present

MaxAffiliationsN2

Not present

MaxSimultaneousTransmissionsN7

Not present

ImplicitAffiliations

Not present

cp:ruleset

cp:rule

cp:id attribute

"rule1"

cp:actions

allow-private-call-media-protection

"false"

allow-private-call-floor-control-protection

"false"

allow-emergency-group-call

"false"

allow-cancel-group-emergency

"false"

allow-create-group-broadcast-group

"false"

allow-create-user-broadcast-group

"false"

allow-offnetwork

"false"

allow-off-network-group-call-change-to-emergency

"false"

allow-regroup

"false"

allow-manual-off-network-switch

"false"

Table 13.1.22.3.3-7: MCPTT Service Configuration Document (Preconditions)

Derivation Path: TS 36.579-1 [59], Table 5.5.8.4-1

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Reference

Condition

service configuration

common

broadcast-group

Not present

signalling-protection

Not present

off-network

Not present

The MCPTT relevant SIP message contents, tables 13.1.22.3.2-3 and 13.1.22.3.2-4, are specified in TS 36.579-1 [59], subclause 5.5.2 with the following modifications. Where applicable the condition PRIVATE-CALL shall be applied as long as the test case keeps this sort of call being requested to be triggered in step 28.

Table 13.1.22.3.3-8: SIP REGISTER (Step 1, Table 13.1.22.3.2-3)

Derivation Path: TS 36.579-1 [59], Table 5.5.2.13-1, Condition SIP_REGISTER_INITIAL

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Reference

Condition

Require

Not present

option-tag

Not present

Proxy-Require

Not present

option-tag

Not present