17.4.9 CA / Start MBMS reception on Non-Serving Cell / Continue MBMS reception on SCell after SCell addition

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

17.4.9.1 CA / Start MBMS reception on Non-Serving Cell / Continue MBMS reception on SCell after SCell addition / Intra-band Contiguous CA

17.4.9.1 Test Purpose (TP)

(1)

with { UE in E-UTRAN RRC CONNECTED state on a cell broadcasting SIB15 and interested to receive a MBMS service}

ensure that {

when { SIB15 indicates that the MBMS service is available on a frequency on an inter-frequency neighbour cell within the UE signalled supportedBandCombination capabilities }

then { UE starts MBMS reception on the Non-Serving neighbour cell }

}

(2)

with { UE in E-UTRA RRC_CONNECTED state with ongoing MBMS reception on a Non-Serving neighbour cell }

ensure that {

when { UE receives an RRCConnectionReconfiguration message containing sCellToAddModList with a SCell addition of the Non-Serving cell with ongoing MBMS reception and UE adds the new SCell, configures lower layers to consider the SCell to be in deactivated state and sends an RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete message }

then { UE continues MBMS reception on the new SCell }

}

17.4.9.1.2 Conformance requirements

References: The conformance requirements covered in the current TC is specified in: TS 36.306, clause 4.3.5.2 and TS 36.331, clause 5.8.5.3. Unless otherwise stated these are Rel-11 requirements.

[TS 36.306, clause 4.3.5.2]

This field defines the carrier aggregation, MIMO and MBMS reception capabilities supported by the UE for configurations with inter-band, intra-band non-contiguous, intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation and without carrier aggregation. For each band in a band combination the UE provides the supported CA bandwidth classes and the corresponding MIMO capabilities for downlink. The UE also has to provide the supported uplink CA bandwidth class and the corresponding MIMO capability for at least one band in the band combination. A MIMO capability applies to all carriers of a bandwidth class of a band in a band combination.

The UE supporting MBMS procedures shall support MBMS reception on any serving cell and on any cell that may be additionally configured as serving cell according to this field. The UE shall apply the system information acquisition and change monitoring procedure relevant for MBMS operation for these cells.

The UE indicating more than one frequency in the MBMSInterestIndication message as specified in [5] shall support simultaneous reception of MBMS on the indicated frequencies when the frequencies of the configured serving cells and the indicated frequencies belong to at least one band combination.

[TS 36.331, clause 5.8.5.3]

The UE shall:

1> consider a frequency to be part of the MBMS frequencies of interest if the following conditions are met:

2> at least one MBMS session the UE is receiving or interested to receive via an MRB is ongoing or about to start; and

NOTE 1: The UE may determine whether the session is ongoing from the start and stop time indicated in the User Service Description (USD), see 3GPP TS 36.300 [9] or 3GPP TS 26.346 [57].

2> for at least one of these MBMS sessions SystemInformationBlockType15 acquired from the PCell includes for the concerned frequency one or more MBMS SAIs as indicated in the USD for this session; and

NOTE 2: The UE considers a frequency to be part of the MBMS frequencies of interest even though E-UTRAN may (temporarily) not employ an MRB for the concerned session. I.e. the UE does not verify if the session is indicated on MCCH.

2> the UE is capable of simultaneously receiving the set of MBMS frequencies of interest, regardless of whether a serving cell is configured on each of these frequencies or not; and

2> the supportedBandCombination the UE included in UE-EUTRA-Capability contains at least one band combination including the set of MBMS frequencies of interest;

NOTE 3: Indicating a frequency implies that the UE supports SystemInformationBlockType13 acquisition for the concerned frequency i.e. the indication should be independent of whether a serving cell is configured on that frequency.

NOTE 4: When evaluating which frequencies it can receive simultaneously, the UE does not take into account the serving frequencies that are currently configured i.e. it only considers MBMS frequencies it is interested to receive.

NOTE 5: The set of MBMS frequencies of interest includes at most one frequency for a given physical frequency. The UE only considers a physical frequency to be part of the MBMS frequencies of interest if it supports at least one of the bands indicated for this physical frequency in SystemInformationBlockType1 (for serving frequency) or SystemInformationBlockType15 (for neighbouring frequencies). In this case, E-UTRAN may assume the UE supports MBMS reception on any of the bands supported by the UE (i.e. according to supportedBandCombination).

17.4.9.1.3 Test Description

17.4.9.1.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

– Cell 1 is the PCell, Cell3 is the SCell to be added.

– Cell 3 is an Inactive SCell according to [18] cl. 6.3.4.

– MBSFNAreaConfiguration message as defined in TS 36.508 [18] Table 4.6.1-4A is transmitted on Cell 3.

– System information combination 3 as defined in TS 36.508[18] clause 4.4.3.1 is used in Cell 1.

– System information combination 16 as defined in TS 36.508[18] clause 4.4.3.1 is used in Cell 3.

UE:

– The UE is configured to receive MBMS services.

– The UE has in the signalled IE “supportedBandCombination” indicated support of the CA configuration for the frequencies of Cell 1 and Cell 3.

Preamble:

– UE is in state Loopback Activated (State 4) with UE TEST LOOP MODE C on Cell 1 according to [18].

– The UE is made interested in receiving a MBMS service with MBMS Service ID=0associated with the MBMS SAI (1) broadcasted in SIB15 mbms-SAI-InterFreq list on Cell 1 and Cell 3 (indicating that the MBMS service is available on the frequency of Cell 3).

1- The UE is made aware that the MBMS service is active.

7.4.9.1.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 17.4.9.1.3.2-1 illustrates the downlink power levels and other changing parameters to be applied for the cells at various time instants of the test execution. Row marked "T0" denotes the initial conditions after preamble, while the configuration marked "T1" and "T2" are applied at the point indicated in the Main behaviour description in Table 17.4.9.1.3.2-2.

Table 17.4.9.1.3.2-1: Time instances of cell power level and parameter changes

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 3

Remark

T0

Cell-specific RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-79

Off

The power level values are such that camping on Cell 1 is guarantee.

T1

Cell-specific RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-79

-85

The power level values are such that measurement results for Cell 1 (M1) and Cell 3 (M3) satisfy entry condition for event A3 (M3 > M1).

Table 17.4.9.1.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

The SS transmits an RRCConnectionReconfiguration message on Cell 1 to setup inter Frequency measurement.

<–

RRCConnectionReconfiguration

2

The UE transmits an RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete message on Cell 1.

–>

RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete

3

The SS changes Cell 3 parameters according to the row "T1" in table 17.4.9.1.3.2-1.

4

The UE transmits a MeasurementReport message on Cell 1 to report event A3 with the measured RSRP, RSRQ value for Cell 3.

–>

MeasurementReport

4A

The SS transmits a Paging message including a systemInfoModification for Cell1.

<–

Paging

5

From the beginning of the next modification period the SS starts broadcast of SystemInformationBlockType15 according to system information combination 18 on Cell 1 and according to system information combination 20 on Cell 3 including mbms-SAI-IntraFreq-r11 list indicating MBMS SAI=1.

Note: System information combination 18 and 20 are defined in TS 36.508[18] clause 4.4.3.1

<–

SystemInformationBlockType15

6

The UE transmits a MBMSInterestIndication message.

–>

MBMSInterestIndication

7

SS waits 2 seconds to allow UE to read the necessary system and MCCH information; and to receive MBSFNAreaConfiguration message on the non-serving cell.

Exception; Step 8 is repeated 5 times

8

The SS transmits 2 MBMS Packets on the MTCH in the next MCH Scheduling Period, with MCH Scheduling Information MAC Control Element with LCID=’00001’, Stop MTCH= ‘00000000001’ in the first MAC PDU of the MCH Scheduling Period.

<–

MBMS Packets

9

Void

10

The SS transmits an UE TEST LOOP MODE C MBMS PACKET COUNTER REQUEST message on Cell 1.

<–

UE TEST LOOP MODE C MBMS PACKET COUNTER REQUEST

11

UE responds with UE TEST LOOP MODE C MBMS PACKET COUNTER RESPONSE.

–>

UE TEST LOOP MODE C MBMS PACKET COUNTER RESPONSE

12

Check: Is the number of reported MBMS Packets received on the MTCH in step 12 greater than zero?

(Note: This verifies that UE has received MBMS packets on the Non-Serving Cell 3 providing the MBMS service and started MBMS reception)

1

P

13

The SS transmits an RRCConnectionReconfiguration message containing an sCellToAddModList with SCell Cell 3 addition.

<–

RRCConnectionReconfiguration

14

The UE transmits an RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete message

–>

RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete

Exception; Step 15 is repeated 5 times

15

The SS transmits 2 MBMS Packets on the MTCH in the next MCH Scheduling Period, with MCH Scheduling Information MAC Control Element with LCID=’00001’, Stop MTCH= ‘00000000001’ in the first MAC PDU of the MCH Scheduling Period.

<–

MBMS Packets

16

Void

17

The SS transmits an UE TEST LOOP MODE C MBMS PACKET COUNTER REQUEST message on Cell 1

<–

UE TEST LOOP MODE C MBMS PACKET COUNTER REQUEST

18

UE responds with UE TEST LOOP MODE C MBMS PACKET COUNTER RESPONSE.

–>

UE TEST LOOP MODE C MBMS PACKET COUNTER RESPONSE

19

Check: Is the number of reported MBMS Packets received on the MTCH in step 19 greater than the number reported in step 12?

(Note: This verifies that UE continue to receive MBMS packets on Cell 3 after being added as SCell)

2

P

17.4.9.1.3.3 Specific message contents

Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-0: Conditions for specific message contents
in Tables 17.4.9.1.3.3-5, 17.4.9.1.3.3-10, 17.4.9.1.3.3-11 and 17.4.9.1.3.3-12

Condition

Explanation

Uplink_CA

The UE supports carrier aggregation in UL under the test band.

Band > 64

If band > 64 is selected

Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-1: SystemInformationBlockType2 for Cell 3 (preamble and all steps, Table 17.4.9.1.3.2-2)

Derivation Path: 36.508 table 4.4.3.3-1, condition MBMS.

Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-2: SystemInformationBlockType15 for Cell 1 (from step 5 and all subsequent steps, Table 17.4.9.1.3.2-2)

Derivation Path: 36.508 table 4.4.3.3-14, condition MBMS_interFreq.

SystemInformationBlockType15 ::= SEQUENCE {

mbms-SAI-IntraFreq-r11 SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxSAI-MBMS-r11)) OF { INTEGER (0..65535) }

Not present

mbms-SAI-InterFreqList-r11[1] SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxFreq)) OF SEQUENCE {

1 entry

dl-CarrierFreq-r11

Downlink EARFCN for Cell 3, see table 6.3.1.2-1.

mbms-SAI-List-r11[1] SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxSAI-MBMS-r11)) OF { INTEGER (0..65535) }

1

1 entry

INTEGER (0..65535)

Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-3: SystemInformationBlockType15 for Cell 3 (from step 5 and all subsequent steps, Table 17.4.9.1.3.2-2)

Derivation Path: 36.508 table 4.4.3.3-14, condition MBMS_intraFreq.

Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-4: RRCConnectionReconfiguration (step 1, Table 17.4.9.1.3.2-2)

Derivation Path: 36.508 clause 4.6.1 table 4.6.1-8 with condition MEAS

Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-5: MeasConfig (Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-4)

Derivation path: 36.508 clause 4.6.6 table 4.6.6-1, condition INTER-FREQ

Information Element

Value/Remark

Comment

Condition

MeasConfig ::= SEQUENCE {

measObjectToAddModList SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxObjectId)) OF SEQUENCE {

2 entries

measObjectId[1]

IdMeasObject-f1

measObject[1]

MeasObjectEUTRA-GENERIC(f1)

Cell 1

measObject[1]

MeasObjectEUTRA-GENERIC(maxEARFCN)

Band > 64

measObjectId[2]

IdMeasObject-f2

measObject[2]

MeasObjectEUTRA-GENERIC(f2)

Cell 3

measObject[2]

MeasObjectEUTRA-GENERIC(maxEARFCN)

Band > 64

}

reportConfigToAddModList SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxReportConfigId)) OF SEQUENCE {

1 entry

reportConfigId[1]

IdReportConfig-A3

reportConfig[1]

ReportConfig-A3

}

measIdToAddModList SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxMeasId)) OF SEQUENCE {

1 entry

measId[1]

1

measObjectId[1]

IdMeasObject-f2

reportConfigId[1]

IdReportConfig-A3

}

measObjectToAddModList-v9e0 SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxObjectId)) OF SEQUENCE {

2 entries

Band > 64

measObjectEUTRA-v9e0[1] SEQUENCE {

carrierFreq-v9e0

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 1

}

measObjectEUTRA-v9e0[2] SEQUENCE {

carrierFreq-v9e0

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 3

}

}

}

Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-6: ReportConfig-A3 (step 1, Table 17.4.9.1.3.2-2)

Derivation Path: 36.508 clause 4.6.6 table 4.6.6-6

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

ReportConfigEUTRA-A3 ::= SEQUENCE {

triggerType CHOICE {

event SEQUENCE {

eventId CHOICE {

eventA SEQUENCE {

a3-Offset

-24 (-12 dB)

reportOnLeave

TRUE

}

}

}

}

}

Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-7: MeasurementReport (step 4, Table 17.4.9.1.3.2-2)

Derivation Path: 36.508 clause 4.6.1 table 4.6.1-5

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

MeasurementReport ::= SEQUENCE {

criticalExtensions CHOICE {

c1 CHOICE {

measurementReport-r8 SEQUENCE {

measResults ::= SEQUENCE {

measId

1

measResultPCell ::= SEQUENCE {

Report Cell 1

rsrpResult

(0..97)

rsrqResult

(0..34)

}

measResultNeighCells CHOICE {

measResultListEUTRA ::= SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxCellReport)) OF SEQUENCE {

Report Cell 3

physCellId [1]

physicalCellId of Cell 3

cgi-Info [1] SEQUENCE {}

Not present

measResult [1] SEQUENCE {

rsrpResult

(0..97)

rsrqResult

(0..34)

additionalSI-Info-r9 SEQUENCE {}

Not present

}

}

}

measResultForECID-r9 SEQUENCE {}

Not present

locationInfo-r10 SEQUENCE {}

Not present

measResultServFreqList-r10 SEQUENCE {}

Not present

}

}

}

}

}

Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-8: MBMSInterestIndication (step 6, Table 17.4.9.1.3.2-2)

Derivation Path: 36.508, Table 4.6.1-4C

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

criticalExtensions CHOICE {

c1 CHOICE{

mbms-FreqList-r11[1] SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxFreqMBMS-r11)) OF { INTEGER (0..maxEARFCN2) }

Same EARFCN as used for Cell 3

INTEGER (0..maxEARFCN2)

}

}

Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-9: RRCConnectionReconfiguration (step 13, Table 17.4.9.1.3.2-2)

Derivation Path: 36.508 clause 4.6.1 table 4.6.1-8

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

RRCConnectionReconfiguration ::= SEQUENCE {

criticalExtensions CHOICE {

c1 CHOICE{

rrcConnectionReconfiguration-r8 SEQUENCE {

nonCriticalExtension SEQUENCE {

nonCriticalExtension SEQUENCE {

nonCriticalExtension SEQUENCE {

sCellToReleaseList-r10

Not present

sCellToAddModList-r10

SCellToAddMod-r10-f2-Add

SCell addition for Cell 3

nonCriticalExtension SEQUENCE {}

Not present

}

}

}

}

}

}

}

Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-10: SCellToAddMod-r10-f2-Add (Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-9)

Derivation Path: 36.508 clause 4.6.1 table 4.6.3-19D SCellToAddMod-r10-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

SCellToAddMod-r10 ::= SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxSCell-r10)) OF SEQUENCE {

1 entry

sCellIndex-r10

1

cellIdentification-r10 SEQUENCE {

physCellId-r10

Physical Cell Identity of Cell 3

dl-CarrierFreq-r10

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 3

dl-CarrierFreq-r10

maxEARFCN

Band > 64

}

dl-CarrierFreq-v1090

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 3

Band > 64

radioResourceConfigCommonSCell-r10

RadioResourceConfigCommonSCell-r10-f2

radioResourceConfigDedicatedSCell-r10

RadioResourceConfigDedicatedSCell-r10-f2

}

Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-11: RadioResourceConfigCommonSCell-r10-f2 (Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-9)

Derivation Path: 36.508 clause 4.6.3 table 4.6.3-13A

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

RadioResourceConfigCommonSCell-r10 ::= SEQUENCE {

nonUL-Configuration-r10 SEQUENCE {

dl-Bandwidth-r10

Same downlink system bandwidth as used for Cell 3

}

mbsfn-SubframeConfigList-r10

present

Ul-Configuration-r10

Not present

ul-Configuration-r10 SEQUENCE {

Uplink_CA

ul-FreqInfo-r10 SEQUENCE {

ul-Bandwidth-r10

Same uplink system bandwidth as used for Cell 3

optional

FDD

Not present

TDD

additionalSpectrumEmissionSCell-r10

Same additionalSpectrumEmission as used for Cell 3

}

}

}

Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-11A: mbsfn-SubframeConfigList-r10 (Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-11)

Derivation Path: 36.331 clause 6.3.7

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

MBSFN-SubframeConfig SEQUENCE {

radioframeAllocationPeriod

n4

radioframeAllocationOffset

1

FDD

0

TDD

subframeAllocation CHOICE{

oneFrame

‘100000’

FDD

‘000010’

TDD

}

}

Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-12: RadioResourceConfigDedicatedSCell-r10-f2 (Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-9)

Derivation Path: 36.508 clause 4.6.3 table 4.6.3-19AA

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

RadioResourceConfigDedicatedSCell-r10 ::= SEQUENCE {

physicalConfigDedicatedSCell-r10 SEQUENCE {

ul-Configuration-r10

Not present

ul-Configuration-r10 SEQUENCE {

Uplink_CA

antennaInfoUL-r10

Not present

pusch-ConfigDedicatedSCell-r10

Not present

uplinkPowerControlDedicatedSCell-r10

UplinkPowerControlDedicatedSCell-r10-DEFAULT

cqi-ReportConfigSCell-r10

CQI-ReportConfigSCell-r10-DEFAULT

soundingRS-UL-ConfigDedicated-r10

Not present

soundingRS-UL-ConfigDedicated-v1020

Not present

soundingRS-UL-ConfigDedicatedAperiodic-r10

Not present

}

}

}

17.4.9.2 CA / Start MBMS reception on Non-Serving Cell / Continue MBMS reception on SCell after SCell addition / Inter-band CA

17.4.9.2.1 Test Purpose (TP)

Same as TC 17.4.9.1 but applied to Inter-band CA case.

17.4.9.2.2 Conformance requirements

Same as TC 17.4.9.1.

17.4.9.2.3 Test description

17.4.9.2.3.1 Pre-test conditions

Same as test case 17.4.9.1 with the following differences:

– Cell configuration: Cell 10 replaces Cell 3

17.4.9.2.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Same as test case 17.4.9.1 with the following differences:

– Cell configuration: Cell 10 replaces Cell 3.

17.4.9.2.3.3 Specific message contents

Same as test case 17.4.9.1 with the following differences:

– Cells configuration: Cell 10 replaces Cell 3.

– Specific message content of MeasConfig in Table 17.4.9.2.3.3-1 replaces content in Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-5.

Table 17.4.9.2.3.3-1: MeasConfig (Table 17.4.9.1.3.3-4)

Derivation path: 36.508 clause 4.6.6 table 4.6.6-1, condition INTER-FREQ

Information Element

Value/Remark

Comment

Condition

MeasConfig ::= SEQUENCE {

measObjectToAddModList SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxObjectId)) OF SEQUENCE {

2 entries

measObjectId[1]

IdMeasObject-f1

measObject[1]

MeasObjectEUTRA-GENERIC(f1)

Cell 1

measObject[1]

MeasObjectEUTRA-GENERIC(maxEARFCN)

Band > 64

measObjectId[2]

IdMeasObject-f5

measObject[2]

MeasObjectEUTRA-GENERIC(f5)

Cell 10

measObject[2]

MeasObjectEUTRA-GENERIC(maxEARFCN)

Band > 64

}

reportConfigToAddModList SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxReportConfigId)) OF SEQUENCE {

1 entry

reportConfigId[1]

IdReportConfig-A3

reportConfig[1]

ReportConfig-A3

}

measIdToAddModList SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxMeasId)) OF SEQUENCE {

1 entry

measId[1]

1

measObjectId[1]

IdMeasObject-f5

reportConfigId[1]

IdReportConfig-A3

}

measObjectToAddModList-v9e0 SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxObjectId)) OF SEQUENCE {

Band > 64

measObjectEUTRA-v9e0[1] SEQUENCE {

carrierFreq-v9e0

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 1

}

measObjectEUTRA-v9e0[2] SEQUENCE {

carrierFreq-v9e0

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 10

}

}

}

Condition

Explanation

Band > 64

If band > 64 is selected