22.4.20 NB-IoT / Radio link failure / RRC connection re-establishment reject

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

22.4.20.1 Test Purpose (TP)

(1)

with { UE in E-UTRA RRC_CONNECTED state }

ensure that {
when { UE receives an RRCConnectionReestablishmentReject message }

then { UE goes to RRC_IDLE state and trigger TAU procedure in order to recover RRC connection }

}

22.4.20.2 Conformance requirements

References: The conformance requirements covered in the present TC are specified in: TS 36.331, clause 5.3.7.8 and 5.3.7.12.

[TS 36.331, clause 5.3.7.8]

Upon receiving the RRCConnectionReestablishmentReject message, the UE shall:

1> perform the actions upon leaving RRC_CONNECTED as specified in 5.3.12, with release cause ‘RRC connection failure’;

[TS 36.331, clause 5.3.7.12]

Upon leaving RRC_CONNECTED, the UE shall:

1> reset MAC;

1> stop all timers that are running except T320, T325 and T330;

1> else:

2> release all radio resources, including release of the RLC entity, the MAC configuration and the associated PDCP entity for all established RBs;

2> indicate the release of the RRC connection to upper layers together with the release cause;

1> if leaving RRC_CONNECTED was triggered neither by reception of the MobilityFromEUTRACommand message nor by selecting an inter-RAT cell while T311 was running:

2> enter RRC_IDLE and perform procedures as specified in TS 36.304 [4, 5.2.7];

22.4.20.3 Test description

22.4.20.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

– Ncell 1

– Ncell 2

– System information combination 2 as defined in TS 36.508 [18] clause 8.1.4.3.1.

UE:

None.

Preamble:

– The UE is in state State 2-NB.in Ncell 1,

22.4.20.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 22.4.20.3.2-1: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

The SS changes the power level of Ncell 1 to non-suitable “Off” and changes the power level of Ncell 2 to suitable according to TS 36.508 subclause 8.3.2.2.1-1 in order that the radio link quality of Ncell 1 is degraded.

2

The UE sends RRCConnectionReestablishmentRequest-NB message on Ncell 2.

–>

RRCConnectionReestablishmentRequest-NB

3

The SS transmits a RRCConnectionReestablishmentReject message

<–

RRCConnectionReestablishmentReject

4-8

Check: Does the UE perform TAU procedure based on steps 1 to 5 of subclause 8.1.5A.5 in TS 36.508 on Ncell 2.

1

9

The SS transmits an RRCConnectionRelease-NB message to release RRC connection and move to RRC_IDLE.

RRC: RRCConnectionRelease-NB

22.4.20.3.3 Specific message contents

Table 22.4.20.3.3-1: SystemInformationBlockType2-NB (preamble and all steps, Table 22.4.20.3.2-1)

Derivation Path: 36.508 table 8.1.4.3.3-1

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

SystemInformationBlockType2-NB-r13 ::= SEQUENCE {

ue-TimersAndConstants-r13 SEQUENCE {

t311-r13

ms10000

}

}