6.1.1 PLMN selection

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

6.1.1.1 PLMN selection of RPLMN, HPLMN/EHPLMN, UPLMN and OPLMN / Automatic mode

6.1.1.1.1 Test Purpose (TP)

(1)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode and RPLMN, HPLMN, UPLMN and OPLMN E-UTRAN cells available and UE is fitted with a USIM indicating RPLMN should be selected }

ensure that {

when { UE is switched on or return to coverage }

then { UE selects a cell of the RPLMN and UE attempts Tracking area update on the selected cell and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

(2)

with { UE camped on an E-UTRAN VPLMN cell and cells of a higher priority E-UTRAN PLMN available }

ensure that {

when { higher priority PLMN search timer T expires }

then { UE selects and camps on a cell of the highest priority PLMN and UE attempts Tracking area update on the selected cell and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

(3)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode and HPLMN, UPLMN and OPLMN E-UTRAN cells available and UE is fitted with a USIM with Access Technology data files for each PLMN and there are no equivalent HPLMNs defined}

ensure that {

when { UE is switched on or return to coverage }

then { UE selects a cell of the highest priority PLMN and UE attempts Tracking area update on the selected cell and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

(4)

with { UE camped on an E-UTRAN VPLMN cell and cells of a E-UTRAN HPLMN available }

ensure that {

when { higher priority PLMN search timer T expires }

then { UE selects and camps on a cell of HPLMN and UE attempts Tracking area update on the selected cell and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

6.1.1.1.2 Conformance requirements

References: The conformance requirements covered in the present TC are specified in: TS 23.122 clauses 4.4.3.1, 4.4.3.1.1 and 4.4.3.3.

[TS 23.122, clause 4.4.3.1]

At switch on, or following recovery from lack of coverage, the MS selects the registered PLMN or equivalent PLMN (if it is available) using all access technologies that the MS is capable of and if necessary (in the case of recovery from lack of coverage, see clause 4.5.2) attempts to perform a Location Registration.

If successful registration is achieved, the MS indicates the selected PLMN.

If there is no registered PLMN, or if registration is not possible due to the PLMN being unavailable or registration failure, the MS follows one of the following two procedures depending on its PLMN selection operating mode. At switch on, if the MS provides the optional feature of user preferred PLMN selection operating mode at switch on then this operating mode shall be used.

NOTE 1: If successful registration is achieved, then the current serving PLMN becomes the registered PLMN and the MS does not store the previous registered PLMN for later use.

[TS 23.122, clause 4.4.3.1.1]

The MS selects and attempts registration on other PLMN/access technology combinations, if available and allowable, in the following order:

i) either the HPLMN (if the EHPLMN list is not present or is empty) or the highest priority EHPLMN that is available (if the EHPLMN list is present) ;

ii) each PLMN/access technology combination in the "User Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file in the SIM (in priority order);

iii) each PLMN/access technology combination in the "Operator Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file in the SIM (in priority order);

iv) …

v) …

When following the above procedure the following requirements apply:

a) …

b) …

c) In ii and iii, the MS should limit its search for the PLMN to the access technology or access technologies associated with the PLMN in the appropriate PLMN Selector with Access Technology list (User Controlled or Operator Controlled selector list). An MS using a SIM without access technology information storage (i.e. the "User Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" and the "Operator Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data files are not present) shall instead use the "PLMN Selector" data file, for each PLMN in the "PLMN Selector" data file, the MS shall search for all access technologies it is capable of and shall assume GSM access technology as the highest priority radio access technology.

d) …

e) …

f) In i, the MS shall search for all access technologies it is capable of. No priority is defined for the preferred access technology and the priority is an implementation issue, but "HPLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file on the SIM may be used to optimise the procedure.

g) …

h) …

NOTE 1: …

NOTE 2: …

NOTE 3: High quality signal is defined in the appropriate AS specification.

If successful registration is achieved, the MS indicates the selected PLMN.

[TS 23.122, clause 4.4.3.3]

If the MS is in a VPLMN, the MS shall periodically attempt to obtain service on its HPLMN (if the EHPLMN list is not present or is empty) or one of its EHPLMNs (if the EHPLMN list is present) or a higher priority PLMN/access technology combinations listed in "user controlled PLMN selector" or "operator controlled PLMN selector" by scanning in accordance with the requirements that are applicable to i), ii) and iii) as defined in the Automatic Network Selection Mode in subclause 4.4.3.1.1. In the case that the mobile has a stored "Equivalent PLMNs" list the mobile shall only select a PLMN if it is of a higher priority than those of the same country as the current serving PLMN which are stored in the "Equivalent PLMNs" list. For this purpose, a value of timer T may be stored in the SIM. The interpretation of the stored value depends on the radio capabilities supported by the MS:

– For an MS that does not only support any of the following or a combination of EC-GSM-IoT or Category M1 or Category NB1(as defined in 3GPP TS 36.306 [54]): T is either in the range 6 minutes to 8 hours in 6 minute steps or it indicates that no periodic attempts shall be made. If no value for T is stored in the SIM, a default value of 60 minutes is used for T.

– For an MS that only supports any of the following or a combination of EC-GSM-IoT or Category M1 or Category NB1(as defined in 3GPP TS 36.306 [54]): T is either in the range 2 hours to 240 hours, using 2 hour steps from 2 hours to 80 hours and 4 hour steps from 84 hours to 240 hours, or it indicates that no periodic attempts shall be made. If no value for T is stored in the SIM, a default value of 72 hours is used.

If the MS is configured with the MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer as specified in 3GPP TS 24.368 [50] or 3GPP TS 31.102 [40], the MS shall not use a value for T that is less than the MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer. If the value stored in the SIM, or the default value for T (when no value is stored in the SIM), is less than the MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer, then T shall be set to the MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer.

The MS does not stop timer T, as described in 3GPP TS 24.008 [23] and 3GPP TS 24.301 [23A], when it activates power saving mode (PSM) (see 3GPP TS 23.682 [27A]).

The MS can be configured for Fast First Higher Priority PLMN search as specified in 3GPP TS 31.102 [40] or 3GPP TS 24.368 [50]. Fast First Higher Priority PLMN search is enabled if the corresponding configuration parameter is present and set to enabled. Otherwise, Fast First Higher Priority PLMN search is disabled.

The attempts to access the HPLMN or an EHPLMN or higher priority PLMN shall be as specified below:

a) The periodic attempts shall only be performed in automatic mode when the MS is roaming, and not while the MS is attached for emergency bearer services or has a PDN connection for emergency bearer services;

b) The MS shall make the first attempt after a period of at least 2 minutes and at most T minutes:

– only after switch on if Fast First Higher Priority PLMN search is disabled; or

– after switch on or upon selecting a VPLMN if Fast First Higher Priority PLMN search is enabled.

c) The MS shall make the following attempts if the MS is on the VPLMN at time T after the last attempt;

d) Periodic attempts shall only be performed by the MS while in idle mode;

d1) periodic attempts may be postponed while the MS is in power saving mode (PSM) (see 3GPP TS 23.682 [27A]).

e) If the HPLMN (if the EHPLMN list is not present or is empty) or a EHPLMN (if the list is present) or a higher priority PLMN is not found, the MS shall remain on the VPLMN.

f) In steps i), ii) and iii) of subclause 4.4.3.1.1 the MS shall limit its attempts to access higher priority PLMN/access technology combinations to PLMN/access technology combinations of the same country as the current serving VPLMN, as defined in Annex B.

g) Only the priority levels of Equivalent PLMNs of the same country as the current serving VPLMN, as defined in Annex B, shall be taken into account to compare with the priority level of a selected PLMN.

h) If the PLMN of the highest priority PLMN/access technology combination available is the current VPLMN, or one of the PLMNs in the "Equivalent PLMNs" list, the MS shall remain on the current PLMN/access technology combination.

6.1.1.1.3 Test description

6.1.1.1.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

– Four inter-frequency multi-PLMN cells as specified in TS 36.508 clause 4.4.1.2 are configured broadcasting PLMNs as indicated in Table 6.1.1.1.3.1-1.

– The PLMNs are identified in the test by the identifiers in Table 6.1.1.1.3.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.1.3.1–1: PLMN identifiers

Cell

PLMN name

MCC

MNC

1

PLMN4

001

01

12

PLMN1

001

11

13

PLMN2

001

21

14

PLMN3

001

31

UE:

– The UE is in Automatic PLMN selection mode.

– The UE is registered to PLMN1 before it is switched off.

– The UE is equipped with a USIM containing default values (as per TS 36.508) except for those listed in Table 6.1.1.1.3.1-2.

Table 6.1.1.1.3.1–2: USIM configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFIMSI

The HPLMN (MCC+MNC) of the IMSI is set to PLMN4.

EFPLMNwAcT

1

2

3

Default

PLMN3

PLMN2

Remaining mandatory entries use default values

Default

All specified

E-UTRAN

EFOPLMNwACT

1

PLMN1

Remaining defined entries use default values

All specified

EFHPLMNwAcT

1

PLMN4

E-UTRAN

EFUST

Services 20, 42, 43 and 74 are supported. Service 71 is not supported (there is no EHPLMN list).

EFHPPLMN

1 (6 minutes)

1 (2 hours)

E-UTRAN

Category M1 of E-UTRAN enhanced-MTC

Preamble:

– The UE is made to camp on Cell 12 and then Switched OFF (State 1).

6.1.1.1.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.1.3.2 – 1 shows the cell configurations used during the test. The configuration T0 indicates the initial conditions. Subsequent configurations marked “T1”, “T2” etc are applied at the points indicated in the Main behaviour description in Table 6.1.1.1.3.2-2. Cell powers are chosen for a serving cell and a non-suitable “Off” cell as defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.1.3.2-1: Cell configuration changes over time

 

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 12

Cell 13

Cell 14

Remarks

T0

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

“Off”

-85

“Off”

“Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T1

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

-85

-85

”Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T2

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

“Off”

-85

-85

“Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T3

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

“Off”

-85

-85

-85

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

Table 6.1.1.1.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T1 of table 6.1.1.1.3.2-1

2

Power on the UE.

3

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 12?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

1

P

4-18

Steps 3 to 17 of the registration procedure described in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.2.3 are performed on Cell 12.

NOTE: The UE performs registration and the RRC connection is released.

19

Check: Is PLMN1 indicated by the UE?

1

P

20

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1 after 120 seconds, but before 660 / 7500 (for Category M1) seconds (Note 2) from power on?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

4

P

21-25

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 1.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

26

Void

EXCEPTION: Step 26Aa1

describes optional behaviour that depends on

the UE capability

26Aa1

The UE may attempt the generic test procedure for IMS Re-registration on EPS HPLMN as specified in TS 36.508 [18] subclause 4.5A.30.

26B

Check: Is PLMN4 indicated by the UE?

2

P

27

Void

28

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T2 of table 6.1.1.1.3.2-1

29

Check: Does the test result of generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 indicate that the UE is camped on E-UTRAN Cell 13?

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

3

EXCEPTION: Step 29Aa1

describes optional behaviour that depends on

the UE capability

29Aa1

The UE may attempt the generic test procedure for IMS Re-registration on EPS VPLMN as specified in TS 36.508 [18] subclause 4.5A.30.

30

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T3 of table 6.1.1.1.3.2-1

31

Check: Is PLMN2 indicated by the UE?

3

P

32

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 14 after 120 seconds, but before 660 / 7500 (for Category M1) seconds after step29 ? (Note 1 and 2)

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

2

P

33-37

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

38

Check: Is PLMN3 indicated by the UE?

2

P

39

Void

Note 1: Following attempts to access the HPLMN/EHPLMN/higher priority PLMN in VPLMN is operator specific setting (Refer to TS 23.122 Rel-12). Hence, window between 120s to T+Tolerance is being used,, where the high priority PLMN search timer T defined by EFHPPLMN.

Note 2: Tolerance of 5min is added to allow time for the UE to find the proper PLMN

6.1.1.1.3.3 Specific message contents

None

6.1.1.1a PLMN selection / Automatic mode/between FDD and TDD

6.1.1.1a.1 Test Purpose (TP)

(1)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode and camp on a cell of a PLMN with FDD mode }

ensure that {

when { UE is powered on or return to coverage }

then { UE selects a cell of a PLMN with TDD mode and UE attempts registration on the selected cell and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

(2)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode and camp on a cell of a PLMN with TDD mode}

ensure that {

when { UE is powered on or return to coverage }

then { UE selects a cell of a PLMN with FDD mode and UE attempts registration on the selected cell and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

6.1.1.1a.2 Conformance requirements

References: The conformance requirements covered in the present TC are specified in: TS 23.122 clauses 4.4.3.1, 4.4.3.1.1 and 4.4.3.3.

[TS 23.122, clause 4.4.3.1]

At switch on, or following recovery from lack of coverage, the MS selects the registered PLMN or equivalent PLMN (if it is available) using all access technologies that the MS is capable of and if necessary (in the case of recovery from lack of coverage, see clause 4.5.2) attempts to perform a Location Registration.

If successful registration is achieved, the MS indicates the selected PLMN.

If there is no registered PLMN, or if registration is not possible due to the PLMN being unavailable or registration failure, the MS follows one of the following two procedures depending on its PLMN selection operating mode. At switch on, if the MS provides the optional feature of user preferred PLMN selection operating mode at switch on then this operating mode shall be used.

NOTE 1: If successful registration is achieved, then the current serving PLMN becomes the registered PLMN and the MS does not store the previous registered PLMN for later use.

NOTE2: …

[TS 23.122, clause 4.4.3.1.1]

The MS selects and attempts registration on other PLMN/access technology combinations, if available and allowable, in the following order:

i) either the HPLMN (if the EHPLMN list is not present or is empty) or the highest priority EHPLMN that is available (if the EHPLMN list is present) ;

ii) each PLMN/access technology combination in the "User Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file in the SIM (in priority order);

iii) each PLMN/access technology combination in the "Operator Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file in the SIM (in priority order);

iv) …

v) …

When following the above procedure the following requirements apply:

a) …

b) …

c) In ii and iii, the MS should limit its search for the PLMN to the access technology or access technologies associated with the PLMN in the appropriate PLMN Selector with Access Technology list (User Controlled or Operator Controlled selector list). An MS using a SIM without access technology information storage (i.e. the "User Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" and the "Operator Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data files are not present) shall instead use the "PLMN Selector" data file, for each PLMN in the "PLMN Selector" data file, the MS shall search for all access technologies it is capable of and shall assume GSM access technology as the highest priority radio access technology.

d) …

e) …

f) In i, the MS shall search for all access technologies it is capable of. No priority is defined for the preferred access technology and the priority is an implementation issue, but "HPLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file on the SIM may be used to optimise the procedure.

g) …

h) …

NOTE 1: …

NOTE 2: …

NOTE 3: High quality signal is defined in the appropriate AS specification.

If successful registration is achieved, the MS indicates the selected PLMN.

6.1.1.1a.3 Test description

6.1.1.1a.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator

– Two FDD and TDD inter-frequency multi-PLMN cells as specified in TS 36.508 clause 4.4.1.3 are configured broadcasting default PLMNs as indicated in TS 36.508 Table 4.4.2-2.

– The PLMNs are identified in the test by the identifiers in Table 6.1.1.1a.3.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.1a.3.1-1: PLMN identifiers

Cell

PLMN name

MODE

1

PLMN1

FDD

28

PLMN2

TDD

UE

– The UE is in Automatic PLMN selection mode.

– The UE is equipped with a USIM containing default values (as per TS 36.508) except for those listed in Table 6.1.1.1a.3.1-2.

– The UE is registered to PLMN1 before it is switched off.

Table 6.1.1.1a.3.1-2: USIM configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFEPSLOCI

PLMN1 (See preamble)

EFIMSI

The HPLMN (MCC+MNC) of the IMSI is set to PLMN2.

EFPLMNwAcT

1

2

Default

PLMN2

Remaining mandatory entries use default values

Default

E-UTRAN

EFOPLMNwACT

1

PLMN1

Remaining defined entries use default values

E-UTRAN

EFHPLMNwAcT

1

PLMN2

E-UTRAN

Preamble

– The UE is in state Switched OFF (State 1).

6.1.1.1a.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.1a.3.2 – 1 shows the cell configurations used during the test. The configuration T0 indicates the initial conditions. Subsequent configurations marked “T1”, “T2” etc are applied at the points indicated in the Main behaviour description in Table 6.1.1.1a.3.2-2. Cell powers are chosen for a serving cell and a non-suitable “Off” cell as defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.1a.3.2-1: Cell configuration changes over time

 

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 28

Remarks

T0

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

“Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T1

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

”Off”

-85

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T2

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

“Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

Table 6.1.1.1a.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

Power on the UE.

2-17

Steps 2 to 17 of the registration procedure described in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.2.3 are performed on Cell 1.

NOTE: The UE performs registration and the RRC connection is released.

18

PLMN1 is indicated by the UE.

19

Power off the UE, and wait [15 seconds].

20

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T1 of table 6.1.1.1a.3.2-1

21

Power on the UE

22

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 28?

1

P

23-37

Steps 3 to 17 of the registration procedure described in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.2.3 are performed on Cell 28.

NOTE: The UE performs registration and the RRC connection is released.

38

Check: Is PLMN2 indicated by the UE?

1

P

39

Power off the UE, and wait [15 seconds].

40

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T2 of table 6.1.1.1a.3.2-1

41

Power on the UE

42

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1?

2

P

43-47

Steps 3 to 17 of the registration procedure described in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.2.3 are performed on Cell 1.

NOTE: The UE performs registration and the RRC connection is released.

48

Check: Is PLMN1 indicated by the UE?

2

P

6.1.1.1a.3.3 Specific message contents

None

6.1.1.1b PLMN selection of RPLMN, HPLMN/EHPLMN, UPLMN and OPLMN / Automatic mode / Single Frequency operation

6.1.1.1b.1 Test Purpose (TP)

Same Test Purpose as in clause 6.1.1.1.1

6.1.1.1b.2 Conformance requirements

Same Conformance requirements as in clause 6.1.1.1.2

6.1.1.1b.3 Test description

6.1.1.1b.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

– Four intra-frequency multi-PLMN cells.

– The PLMNs are identified in the test by the identifiers in Table 6.1.1.1b.3.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.1b.3.1–1: PLMN identifiers

Cell

PLMN name

MCC

MNC

1

PLMN4

001

01

2

PLMN1

001

11

4

PLMN2

001

21

11

PLMN3

001

31

UE:

– The UE is in Automatic PLMN selection mode.

– The UE is registered to PLMN1 before it is switched off.

– The UE is equipped with a USIM containing default values (as per TS 36.508) except for those listed in Table 6.1.1.1b.3.1-2.

Table 6.1.1.1b.3.1–2: USIM configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFIMSI

The HPLMN (MCC+MNC) of the IMSI is set to PLMN4.

EFPLMNwAcT

1

2

3

Default

PLMN3

PLMN2

Remaining mandatory entries use default values

Default

All specified

E-UTRAN

EFOPLMNwACT

1

PLMN1

Remaining defined entries use default values

All specified

EFHPLMNwAcT

1

PLMN4

E-UTRAN

EFUST

Services 20, 42, 43 and 74 are supported. Service 71 is not supported (there is no EHPLMN list).

EFHPPLMN

1 (6 minutes)

1 (2 hours)

E-UTRAN

Category M1 of E-UTRAN enhanced-MTC

Preamble:

– The UE is made to camp on Cell 2 and then Switched OFF (State 1).

6.1.1.1b.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.1b.3.2 – 1 shows the cell configurations used during the test. The configuration T0 indicates the initial conditions. Subsequent configurations marked “T1”, “T2” etc are applied at the points indicated in the Main behaviour description in Table 6.1.1.1b.3.2-2. Cell powers are chosen for a serving cell and a non-suitable “Off” cell as defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.1b.3.2-1: Cell configuration changes over time

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 2

Cell 4

Cell 11

Remarks

T0

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

“Off”

-85

“Off”

“Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T1

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

-79

-85

”Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T2

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-79

-85

-85

”Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T3

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

“Off”

-85

-79

“Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T4

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

“Off”

-85

-85

-79

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

Table 6.1.1.1b.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T1 of table 6.1.1.1b.3.2-1

2

Power on the UE.

3

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 2?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

1

P

4-18

Steps 3 to 17 of the registration procedure described in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.2.3 are performed on Cell 2.

NOTE: The UE performs registration and the RRC connection is released.

19

Check: Is PLMN1 indicated by the UE?

1

P

19A

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T2 of table 6.1.1.1b.3.2-1

20

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1 after 120 seconds, but before 660 / 7500 (for Category M1) seconds (Note 2) from power on?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

4

P

21-25

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 1.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

26

Void

EXCEPTION: Step 26Aa1

describes optional behaviour that depends on

the UE capability

26Aa1

The UE may attempt the generic test procedure for IMS Re-registration on EPS HPLMN as specified in TS 36.508 [18] subclause 4.5A.30.

26B

Check: Is PLMN4 indicated by the UE?

4

P

27

Void

28

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T3 of table 6.1.1.1b.3.2-1

29

Check: Does the test result of generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 indicate that the UE is camped on E-UTRAN Cell 4?

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

3

EXCEPTION: Step 29Aa1

describe optional behaviour that depend on

the UE capability

29Aa1

The UE may attempt the generic test procedure for IMS Re-registration on EPS VPLMN as specified in TS 36.508 [18] subclause 4.5A.30.

30

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T4 of table 6.1.1.1b.3.2-1

31

Check: Is PLMN2 indicated by the UE?

3

P

32

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 11 after 120 seconds, but before 660 / 7500 (for Category M1) seconds after step 29? (Note 1 and 2)

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

2

P

33-37

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

38

Check: Is PLMN3 indicated by the UE?

2

P

39

Void

Note 1: Following attempts to access the HPLMN/EHPLMN/higher priority PLMN in VPLMN is operator specific setting (Refer to TS 23.122 Rel-12). Hence, window between 120s to T+Tolerance is being used, where the high priority PLMN search timer T defined by EFHPPLMN

Note 2: Tolerance of 5min is added to allow time for the UE to find the proper PLMN

6.1.1.1b.3.3 Specific message contents

Table 6.1.1.1b.3.3-1: SystemInformationBlockType3 for cells 2 and 4 (preamble and all steps, table 6.1.1.1b.3.2-2)

Derivation Path: 36.508 table 4.4.3.3-2

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

SystemInformationBlockType3 ::= SEQUENCE {

cellReselectionInfoCommon SEQUENCE {

q-Hyst

dB24

}

}

6.1.1.2 PLMN selection of "Other PLMN/access technology combinations" / Automatic mode

6.1.1.2.1 Test Purpose (TP)

(1)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode and EHPLMN, UPLMN and OPLMN/access technology combinations cells available and UE is fitted with a USIM with Access Technology data files for each PLMN }

ensure that {

when { UE is switched on or return to coverage }

then { UE selects a cell of the EHPLMN and UE attempts a location registration on the selected cell and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

(2)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode and UPLMN, OPLMN and other PLMN/access technology combinations cells available and UE is fitted with a USIM with Access Technology data files for each PLMN }

ensure that {

when { UE is switched on or return to coverage }

then { UE selects a cell of the UPLMN and UE attempts a location registration on the selected cell and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

(3)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode and OPLMN and other PLMN/access technology combinations cells available and UE is fitted with a USIM with Access Technology data files for each PLMN }

ensure that {

when { UE is switched on or return to coverage }

then { UE selects a cell of the OPLMN and UE attempts a location registration on the selected cell and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

(4)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode and other PLMN/access technology combinations cells not belonging to any of EHPLMN, UPLMN or OPLMN available }

ensure that {

when { UE is switched on or return to coverage }

then { UE selects a cell of other PLMN/access technology combinations and UE attempts a location registration on the selected cell and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

6.1.1.2.2 Conformance requirements

References: The conformance requirements covered in the present TC are specified in: TS 23.122 clauses 4.4.3.1.1.

[TS 23.122, clause 4.4.3.1.1]

4.4.3.1.1 Automatic Network Selection Mode Procedure

The MS selects and attempts registration on other PLMN/access technology combinations, if available and allowable, in the following order:

i) either the HPLMN (if the EHPLMN list is not present or is empty) or the highest priority EHPLMN that is available (if the EHPLMN list is present);

ii) each PLMN/access technology combination in the "User Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file in the SIM (in priority order);

iii) each PLMN/access technology combination in the "Operator Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file in the SIM (in priority order);

iv) other PLMN/access technology combinations with received high quality signal in random order;

v) other PLMN/access technology combinations in order of decreasing signal quality.

When following the above procedure the following requirements apply:

a) An MS with voice capability shall ignore PLMNs for which the MS has identified at least one GSM COMPACT.

b) In A/Gb mode or GSM COMPACT, an MS with voice capability, or an MS not supporting packet services shall not search for CPBCCH carriers.

c) In ii and iii, the MS should limit its search for the PLMN to the access technology or access technologies associated with the PLMN in the appropriate PLMN Selector with Access Technology list (User Controlled or Operator Controlled selector list).

An MS using a SIM without access technology information storage (i.e. the "User Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" and the "Operator Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data files are not present) shall instead use the "PLMN Selector" data file, for each PLMN in the "PLMN Selector" data file, the MS shall search for all access technologies it is capable of. The priority ordering amongst the access technologies is implementation dependent.

d) In iv and v, the MS shall search for all access technologies it is capable of, before deciding which PLMN to select.

e) In ii, and iii, a packet only MS which supports GSM COMPACT, but using a SIM without access technology information storage (i.e. the "User Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" and the "Operator Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data files are not present) shall instead use the "PLMN Selector" data file, for each PLMN in the "PLMN Selector" data file, the MS shall search for all access technologies it is capable of and shall assume GSM COMPACT access technology as the lowest priority radio access technology.

f) In i, the MS shall search for all access technologies it is capable of. No priority is defined for the preferred access technology and the priority is an implementation issue, but "HPLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file on the SIM may be used to optimise the procedure.

g) In i, an MS using a SIM without access technology information storage (i.e. the "HPLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file is not present) shall search for all access technologies it is capable of. The priority ordering amongst the access technologies is implementation dependent. A packet only MS which supports GSM COMPACT using a SIM without access technology information storage shall also assume GSM COMPACT access technology as the lowest priority radio access technology.

h) In v, the MS shall order the PLMN/access technology combinations in order of decreasing signal quality within each access technology. The order between PLMN/access technology combinations with different access technologies is an MS implementation issue.

NOTE 1: Requirements a) and b) apply also to requirement d), so a GSM voice capable MS should not search for GSM COMPACT PLMNs, even if capable of GSM COMPACT.

NOTE 2: Requirements a) and b) apply also to requirement f), so a GSM voice capable MS should not search for GSM COMPACT PLMNs, even if this is the only access technology on the "HPLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file on the SIM.

NOTE 3: High quality signal is defined in the appropriate AS specification.

If successful registration is achieved, the MS indicates the selected PLMN.

If registration cannot be achieved because no PLMNs are available and allowable, the MS indicates "no service" to the user, waits until a new PLMN is available and allowable and then repeats the procedure.

If there were one or more PLMNs which were available and allowable, but an LR failure made registration on those PLMNs unsuccessful or an entry in any of the lists "forbidden LAs for roaming", "forbidden TAs for roaming", "forbidden LAs for regional provision of service" or "forbidden TAs for regional provision of service" prevented a registration attempt, the MS selects the first such PLMN again and enters a limited service state.

6.1.1.2.3 Test description

6.1.1.2.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

– Four inter-frequency multi-PLMN cells as specified in TS 36.508 clause 4.4.1.2 are configured broadcasting default PLMNs as indicated in TS 36.508 Table 4.4.2-2.

– The PLMNs are identified in the test by the identifiers in Table 6.1.1.2.3.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.2.3.1–1: PLMN identifiers

Cell

PLMN name

1

PLMN1

12

PLMN2

13

PLMN3

14

PLMN4

UE:

– The UE is in Automatic PLMN selection mode.

– The UE is equipped with a USIM containing default values (as per TS 36.508) except for those listed in Table 6.1.1.2.3.1-2.

Table 6.1.1.2.3.1–2: USIM configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFEHPLMN

1

PLMN1

Remaining mandatory entries use default values

EFPLMNwAcT

1

PLMN2

Remaining mandatory entries use default values

E-UTRAN

EFOPLMNwACT

1

PLMN3

Remaining defined entries use default values

E-UTRAN

EFUST

Services 20, 42 and 71 are supported.

Preamble:

– The UE is in state Switched OFF (State 1).

6.1.1.2.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.2.3.2 – 1 shows the cell configurations used during the test. Subsequent configurations marked “T1”, “T2” “T3” “T4”etc are applied at the points indicated in the Main behaviour description in Table 6.1.1.2.3.2-2. Cell powers are chosen for a serving cell and a non-suitable “Off” cell as defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.2.3.2-1: Cell configuration changes over time

 

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 12

Cell 13

Cell 14

Remarks

T1

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

-85

-85

“Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T2

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

“Off”

-85

-85

-85

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T3

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

“Off”

”Off”

-85

-85

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T4

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

“Off”

”Off”

”Off”

-85

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

Table 6.1.1.2.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T1 of table 6.1.1.2.3.2-1

2

Power on the UE.

3

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

1

P

4-18

Steps 3 to 17 of the registration procedure described in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.2.3 are performed on Cell 1.

NOTE: The UE performs registration and the RRC connection is released.

19

Check: Is PLMN1 indicated by the UE?

1

P

20

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T2 of table 6.1.1.2.3.2-1

21

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 12?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

2

P

22-26

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 12.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

27

Void

EXCEPTION: Step 27Aa1

describes optional behaviour that depends on

the UE capability

27Aa1

The UE may attempt the generic test procedure for IMS Re-registration on EPS VPLMN as specified in TS 36.508 [18] subclause 4.5A.30..

27B

Check: Is PLMN2 indicated by the UE?

2

P

28

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T3 of table 6.1.1.2.3.2-1

29

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 13?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

3

P

30-34

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 13.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

35

Check: Is PLMN3 indicated by the UE?

3

P

36

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T4 of table 6.1.1.2.3.2-1

37

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 14?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

4

P

38-42

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 14.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

43

Check: Is PLMN4 indicated by the UE?

4

P

6.1.1.2.3.3 Specific message contents

None

6.1.1.2a PLMN selection of "Other PLMN/access technology combinations" / Automatic mode / Single Frequency operation

6.1.1.2a.1 Test Purpose (TP)

(1)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode and EHPLMN and UPLMN/access technology combinations cells available and UE is fitted with a USIM with Access Technology data files for each PLMN }

ensure that {

when { UE is switched on or return to coverage }

then { UE selects a cell of the EHPLMN and UE attempts a location registration on the selected cell and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

(2)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode and UPLMN and OPLMN/access technology combinations cells available and UE is fitted with a USIM with Access Technology data files for each PLMN }

ensure that {

when { UE is switched on or return to coverage }

then { UE selects a cell of the UPLMN and UE attempts a location registration on the selected cell and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

(3)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode and OPLMN and other PLMN/access technology combinations cells available and UE is fitted with a USIM with Access Technology data files for each PLMN }

ensure that {

when { UE is switched on or return to coverage }

then { UE selects a cell of the OPLMN and UE attempts a location registration on the selected cell and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

(4)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode and other PLMN/access technology combinations cells not belonging to any of EHPLMN, UPLMN or OPLMN available }

ensure that {

when { UE is switched on or return to coverage }

then { UE selects a cell of other PLMN/access technology combinations and UE attempts a location registration on the selected cell and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

6.1.1.2a.2 Conformance requirements

Same Conformance requirements as in clause 6.1.1.2.2

6.1.1.2a.3 Test description

6.1.1.2a.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

– Three intra-frequency multi-PLMN cells.

– The PLMNs are identified in the test by the identifiers in Table 6.1.1.2a.3.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.2a.3.1–1: PLMN identifiers

Cell

PLMN name

1

PLMN1

11

PLMN2

4

PLMN3

UE:

– The UE is in Automatic PLMN selection mode.

– The UE is equipped with a USIM containing default values (as per TS 36.508) except for those listed in Table 6.1.1.2a.3.1-2.

Table 6.1.1.2a.3.1–2: USIM configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFEHPLMN

1

PLMN1

Remaining mandatory entries use default values

EFPLMNwAcT

1

PLMN2

Remaining mandatory entries use default values

E-UTRAN

EFOPLMNwACT

1

PLMN3

Remaining defined entries use default values

E-UTRAN

EFUST

Services 20, 42 and 71 are supported.

Preamble:

– The UE is in state Switched OFF (State 1).

6.1.1.2a.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.2a.3.2 – 1 shows the cell configurations used during the test. Subsequent configurations marked “T1”, “T2” “T3” “T4”etc are applied at the points indicated in the Main behaviour description in Table 6.1.1.2a.3.2-2. Cell powers are chosen for a serving cell and a non-suitable “Off” cell as defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.2a.3.2-1: Cell configuration changes over time

 

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 4

Cell 11

Remarks

T1

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-79

"Off"

-85

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T2

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

“Off”

-85

-79

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T3

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

“Off”

-79

-85

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T4

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

“Off”

”Off”

-85

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T5

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-79

"Off"

"Off"

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

Table 6.1.1.2a.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T1 of table 6.1.1.2a.3.2-1

2

Power on the UE.

3

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

1

P

4-18

Steps 3 to 17 of the registration procedure described in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.2.3 are performed on Cell 1.

NOTE: The UE performs registration and the RRC connection is released.

19

Check: Is PLMN1 indicated by the UE?

1

P

20

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T2 of table 6.1.1.2a.3.2-1

21

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 11?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

2

P

22-26

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell11.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

27

Void

EXCEPTION: Step 27Aa1

describes optional behaviour that depends on

the UE capability

27Aa1

The UE may attempt the generic test procedure for IMS Re-registration on EPS VPLMN as specified in TS 36.508 [18] subclause 4.5A.30.

27

Check: Is PLMN2 indicated by the UE?

2

P

27A

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T5 of table 6.1.1.2a.3.2-1 and change PLMN identifiers of Cell 11 to PLMN4

27B

The generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 1.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

28

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T3 of table 6.1.1.2a.3.2-1

29

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 4?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

3

P

30-34

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 4.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

35

Check: Is PLMN3 indicated by the UE?

3

P

36

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T4 of table 6.1.1.2a.3.2-1

37

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 11?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

4

P

38-42

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 11.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

43

Check: Is PLMN4 indicated by the UE?

4

P

6.1.1.2a.3.3 Specific message contents

None

6.1.1.3 Cell reselection of ePLMN in manual mode

6.1.1.3.1 Test Purpose (TP)

(1)

with { UE camped normally on a cell and network has downloaded a list of equivalent PLMNs during the Attach procedure }

ensure that {

when { higher ranked cell is a cell of a PLMN in the downloaded equivalent PLMN list }

then { UE reselects to the equivalent PLMN cell. }

}

(2)

with { UE camped normally on a cell and network has downloaded a list of equivalent PLMNs during the Tracking Area Update procedure }

ensure that {

when { highest ranked cell is a cell of a PLMN not in the downloaded equivalent PLMN list }

then { UE does not reselect to the cell. }

}

6.1.1.3.2 Conformance requirements

References: The conformance requirements covered in the present TC are specified in: TS 23.122 clause 4.4.3.1.2.

[TS 23.122, clause 4.4.3.1.2]

Once the UE has registered on a PLMN selected by the user, the UE shall not automatically register on a different PLMN unless:

i) the new PLMN is declared as an equivalent PLMN by the registered PLMN; or

ii) the user selects automatic mode.

6.1.1.3.3 Test description

6.1.1.3.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator

– Three inter-frequency multi-PLMN cells.

– Each cell has only a single PLMN identity. The PLMNs are identified in the test by the identifiers in Table 6.1.1.3.3.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.3.3.1-1: PLMN identifiers

Cell

PLMN name

1

PLMN1

12

PLMN2

13

PLMN3

  • System information combination 3 as defined in TS 36.508 [18] clause 4.4.3.1 is used in E-UTRA cells.

UE

– The UE is in Manual PLMN selection mode.

Preamble

– The UE is registered on PLMN1 (Cell 1) using the procedure described in TS 36.508[18] clause 4.5.2.3 except that the ATTACH ACCEPT message indicates PLMN2 in the Equivalent PLMN list as described in Table 6.1.1.3.3.3-2.

– The UE is in state Registered, Idle Mode (State 2) on Cell 1 according to TS 36.508[18];

6.1.1.3.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.3.3.2-1: Time instances of cell power level changes

 Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 12

Cell 13

Remarks

T1

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-97

-82

-67

T2

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

-97

“Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

Table 6.1.1.3.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T1 of table 6.1.1.3.3.2-1

2

Check: Does the test result of generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 indicate that the UE is camped on E-UTRAN Cell 12?

NOTE: The TAU is accepted with PLMN1 listed as an Equivalent PLMN

1,2

P

3

Check: Is PLMN2 indicated by the UE?

1,2

P

4

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1 and 13 within 60s?

2

F

5

Set UE to Automatic PLMN selection mode.

6

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T2 of table 6.1.1.3.3.2-1

7

The generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 is performed on cell 1.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

Note 1: In Step 4 no further cell reselections are expected.

Note 2: Cell 13 is the highest ranked cell, but never appears in the ePLMN list.

Note 3: Steps 5 – 7 are to ensure UE is set back to automatic PLMN selection mode for the next test case.

6.1.1.3.3.3 Specific message contents

Table 6.1.1.3.3.3-0: Conditions for specific message contents
in Tables 6.1.1.3.3.3-1 and 6.1.1.3.3.3-2.

Condition

Explanation

Band > 64

If band > 64 is selected

Table 6.1.1.3.3.3-1: SystemInformationBlockType5 for Cell 1 (preamble and all steps, Table 6.1.1.3.3.2-2)

Derivation path: 36.508 Table 4.4.3.3-4

Information Element

Value/Remark

Comment

Condition

SystemInformationBlockType5 ::= SEQUENCE {

interFreqCarrierFreqList SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxFreq)) OF SEQUENCE {

dl-CarrierFreq[1]

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 12

dl-CarrierFreq[1]

maxEARFCN

Band > 64

cellReselectionPriority[1]

4

dl-CarrierFreq[2]

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 13

dl-CarrierFreq[2]

maxEARFCN

Band > 64

cellReselectionPriority[2]

4

}

SystemInformationBlockType5-v8h0-IEs SEQUENCE {

Band > 64

nonCriticalExtension SEQUENCE {

interFreqCarrierFreqList-v9e0 SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxFreq)) OF SEQUENCE {

dl-CarrierFreq-v9e0[1]

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 12

dl-CarrierFreq-v9e0[2]

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 13

}

}

}

}

Table 6.1.1.3.3.3-2: SystemInformationBlockType5 for Cell 12 (preamble and all steps, Table 6.1.1.3.3.2-2)

Derivation path: 36.508 Table 4.4.3.3-4

Information Element

Value/Remark

Comment

Condition

SystemInformationBlockType5 ::= SEQUENCE {

  interFreqCarrierFreqList SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxFreq)) OF SEQUENCE {

    dl-CarrierFreq[1]

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 1

 

dl-CarrierFreq[1]

maxEARFCN

Band > 64

    cellReselectionPriority[1]

4

dl-CarrierFreq[2]

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 13

dl-CarrierFreq[2]

maxEARFCN

Band > 64

cellReselectionPriority[2]

4

}

SystemInformationBlockType5-v8h0-IEs SEQUENCE {

Band > 64

nonCriticalExtension SEQUENCE {

interFreqCarrierFreqList-v9e0 SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxFreq)) OF SEQUENCE {

dl-CarrierFreq-v9e0[1]

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 1

dl-CarrierFreq-v9e0[2]

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 13

}

}

}

}

Table 6.1.1.3.3.3-3: ATTACH ACCEPT for Cell 1 (preamble)

Derivation path: 36.508 Table 4.7.2-1

Information Element

Value/Remark

Comment

Condition

Equivalent PLMNs

PLMN2

Cell 1

Table 6.1.1.3.3.3-4: TRACKING AREA UPDATE ACCEPT for Cell 12 (step 2, Table 6.1.1.3.3.2-2)

Derivation path: 36.508 Table 4.7.2-24

Information Element

Value/Remark

Comment

Condition

Equivalent PLMNs

PLMN1

Cell 12

6.1.1.3a Cell reselection of ePLMN in manual mode / between FDD and TDD

6.1.1.3a.1 Test Purpose (TP)

(1)

with { UE camped normally on a cell and network has downloaded a list of equivalent PLMNs during the Attach procedure }

ensure that {

when { higher ranked cell is a cell of a PLMN in the downloaded equivalent PLMN list }

then { UE reselects to the equivalent PLMN cell. }

}

(2)

with { UE camped normally on a cell and network has downloaded a list of equivalent PLMNs during the Tracking Area Update procedure }

ensure that {

when { highest ranked cell is a cell of a PLMN not in the downloaded equivalent PLMN list }

then { UE does not reselect to the cell. }

}

6.1.1.3a.2 Conformance requirements

References: The conformance requirements covered in the present TC are specified in: TS 23.122 clause 4.4.3.1.2.

[TS 23.122, clause 4.4.3.1.2]

Once the UE has registered on a PLMN selected by the user, the UE shall not automatically register on a different PLMN unless:

i) the new PLMN is declared as an equivalent PLMN by the registered PLMN; or

ii) the user selects automatic mode.

6.1.1.3a.3 Test description

6.1.1.3a.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator

– Four multi-PLMN cells. Cell 1 and Cell 2 are set to LTE-FDD mode while Cell 28 and Cell 29 are set to LTE-TDD mode.

– Each cell has only a single PLMN identity. The PLMNs are identified in the test by the identifiers in Table 6.1.1.3a.3.1-1. Note Cell 2 is in a different PLMN to Cell 1.

Table 6.1.1.3a.3.1-1: PLMN identifiers

Cell

PLMN name

1

PLMN1

28

PLMN2

2

PLMN3

29

PLMN3

  • System information combination 3 as defined in TS 36.508 [18] clause 4.4.3.1 and Table 6.3.1.2-2 is used in E-UTRA cells.

UE

– The UE is in Manual PLMN selection mode.

– The UE is equipped with a USIM containing default values (as per TS 36.508) except for those shown in Table 6.1.1.3a.3.1-2.

Table 6.1.1.3a.3.1–2: USIM configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFEPSLOCI

PLMN1 (See pre-amble)

Preamble

– The UE is registered on PLMN1 (Cell 1) using the procedure described in TS 36.508[18] clause 4.5.2.3 except that the ATTACH ACCEPT message indicates PLMN2 in the Equivalent PLMN list as described in Table 6.1.1.3a.3.3-1.

– The UE is in state Registered, Idle Mode (State 2) on Cell 1 according to TS 36.508[18];

6.1.1.3a.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.3a.3.2-1: Time instances of cell power level changes

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 28

Cell 2

Cell 29

Remarks

T1

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-97

-82

-67

OFF

T2

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-82

-97

OFF

-67

T3

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-97

-82

OFF

OFF

T4

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-82

-97

OFF

OFF

Table 6.1.1.3a.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T1 of table 6.1.1.3a.3.2-1

2

Check: Does the test result of generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 indicate that the UE is camped on E-UTRAN Cell 28?

NOTE: The TAU is accepted with PLMN1 listed as an Equivalent PLMN

1,2

P

3

Check: Is PLMN2 indicated by the UE?

1,2

P

4

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 2 within 60s?

2

F

5

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T2 of table 6.1.1.3a.3.2-1

6

Check: Does the test result of generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 indicate that the UE is camped on E-UTRAN Cell 1?

NOTE: The TAU is accepted with PLMN2 listed as an Equivalent PLMN

1,2

P

7

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 29 within 60s?

2

F

8

Generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.3.3 is performed on Cell 1.

NOTE: The UE performs the establishment of the new data radio bearer associated with the default EPS bearer context.

9

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T3 of table 6.1.1.3a.3.2-1

10

SS transmits an RRCConnectionRelease message (IE redirectedCarrierInfo including eutra CarrierFreq of Cell 28).

<–

RRCConnectionRelease

11

The generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 is performed on cell 28.
NOTE: The TAU is accepted with PLMN1 listed as an Equivalent PLMN.

12

Set UE to Automatic PLMN selection mode.

13

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T4 of table 6.1.1.3a.3.2-1

14

The generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 is performed on cell 1.

Note 1: In Step 4 no further cell reselections are expected.

Note 2: Cell 3 and Cell 29 are the highest ranked cell, but never appears in the ePLMN list.

Note 3: Steps 8 -14 are to ensure UE is set back to automatic PLMN selection mode for the next test case.

6.1.1.3a.3.3 Specific message contents

Table 6.1.1.3a.3.3-0: Conditions for specific message contents
in Tables 6.1.1.3a.3.3-1 and 6.1.1.3a.3.3-2.

Condition

Explanation

Band > 64

If band > 64 is selected

Table 6.1.1.3a.3.3-1: SystemInformationBlockType5 for Cell 1 (preamble and all steps, Table 6.1.1.3a.3.2-2)

Derivation path: 36.508 Table 4.4.3.3-4

Information Element

Value/Remark

Comment

Condition

SystemInformationBlockType5 ::= SEQUENCE {

interFreqCarrierFreqList SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxFreq)) OF SEQUENCE {

dl-CarrierFreq[1]

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 28

dl-CarrierFreq[1]

maxEARFCN

Band > 64

cellReselectionPriority[1]

4

}

SystemInformationBlockType5-v8h0-IEs SEQUENCE {

Band > 64

nonCriticalExtension SEQUENCE {

interFreqCarrierFreqList-v9e0 SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxFreq)) OF SEQUENCE {

dl-CarrierFreq-v9e0[1]

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 28

}

}

}

}

Table 6.1.1.3a.3.3-2: SystemInformationBlockType5 for Cell 28 (preamble and all steps, Table 6.1.1.3a.3.2-2)

Derivation path: 36.508 Table 4.4.3.3-4

Information Element

Value/Remark

Comment

Condition

SystemInformationBlockType5 ::= SEQUENCE {

interFreqCarrierFreqList SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxFreq)) OF SEQUENCE {

dl-CarrierFreq[1]

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 1

dl-CarrierFreq[1]

maxEARFCN

Band > 64

cellReselectionPriority[1]

4

}

SystemInformationBlockType5-v8h0-IEs SEQUENCE {

Band > 64

nonCriticalExtension SEQUENCE {

interFreqCarrierFreqList-v9e0 SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..maxFreq)) OF SEQUENCE {

dl-CarrierFreq-v9e0[1]

Same downlink EARFCN as used for Cell 1

}

}

}

}

Table 6.1.1.3a.3.3-3: ATTACH ACCEPT for Cell 1 (preamble)

Derivation path: 36.508 Table 4.7.2-1

Information Element

Value/Remark

Comment

Condition

Equivalent PLMNs

PLMN2

Table 6.1.1.3a.3.3-4: TRACKING AREA UPDATE ACCEPT for Cell 28 (step 2, Table 6.1.1.3a.3.2-2)

Derivation path: 36.508 Table 4.7.2-24

Information Element

Value/Remark

Comment

Condition

Equivalent PLMNs

PLMN1

Table 6.1.1.3a.3.3-5: TRACKING AREA UPDATE ACCEPT for Cell 1 (step 6, Table 6.1.1.3a.3.2-2)

Derivation path: 36.508 Table 4.7.2-24

Information Element

Value/Remark

Comment

Condition

Equivalent PLMNs

PLMN2

Table 6.1.1.3a.3.3-6: RRCConnectionRelease message (step 10, Table 6.1.1.3a.3.2-2)

Derivation Path: 36.508 table 4.6.1-15

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

RRCConnectionRelease ::= SEQUENCE {

criticalExtensions CHOICE {

c1 CHOICE {

rrcConnectionRelease-r8 SEQUENCE {

redirectedCarrierInfo ::= CHOICE {

eutra

Downlink EARFCN of cell 28

}

redirectedCarrierInfo

Not present

Band > 64

nonCriticalExtension SEQUENCE {

Band > 64

redirectedCarrierInfo-v9e0 SEQUENCE {

eutra-v9e0

Downlink EARFCN of cell 28

}

}

}

}

}

}

6.1.1.3b Cell reselection of ePLMN in manual mode / Single Frequency operation

6.1.1.3b.1 Test Purpose (TP)

Same Test Purpose as in clause 6.1.1.3.1

6.1.1.3b.2 Conformance requirements

Same Conformance requirements as in clause 6.1.1.3.2

6.1.1.3b.3 Test description

6.1.1.3b.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator

– Two intra-frequency multi-PLMN cells.

– Each cell has only a single PLMN identity. The PLMNs are identified in the test by the identifiers in Table 6.1.1.3b.3.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.3b.3.1-1: PLMN identifiers

Cell

PLMN name

1

PLMN1

2

PLMN2

UE

– The UE is in Manual PLMN selection mode.

Preamble

– The UE is registered on PLMN1 (Cell 1) using the procedure described in TS 36.508[18] clause 4.5.2.3 except that the ATTACH ACCEPT message indicates PLMN2 in the Equivalent PLMN list as described in Table 6.1.1.3b.3.3-2.

– The UE is in state Registered, Idle Mode (State 2) on Cell 1 according to TS 36.508[18];

6.1.1.3b.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.3b.3.2-1: Time instances of cell power level changes

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 2

Remarks

T1

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-88

-82

T2

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-76

-82

Table 6.1.1.3b.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T1 of table 6.1.1.3b.3.2-1

2

Check: Does the test result of generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 indicate that the UE is camped on E-UTRAN Cell 2?

NOTE: The TAU is accepted with PLMN3 listed as an Equivalent PLMN. Note 2.

1,2

P

3

Void

EXCE-TION: Step 3AAa1

describes optional behaviour that depends on

the UE capability

3AAa1

The UE may attempt the generic test procedure for IMS Re-registration on EPS VPLMN as specified in TS 36.508 [18] subclause 4.5A.30.

3AB

Check: Is PLMN2 indicated by the UE?

1,2

P

3A

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T2 of table 6.1.1.3b.3.2-1

4

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1 within 60s?

2

F

Note 1: In Step 4 no further cell reselections are expected.

Note 2: PLMN3 is dummy PLMN, which is not associated on any cell, to able to satisfy test purpose.

6.1.1.3b.3.3 Specific message contents

Table 6.1.1.3b.3.3-1: ATTACH ACCEPT for Cell 1 (preamble)

Derivation path: 36.508 Table 4.7.2-1

Information Element

Value/Remark

Comment

Condition

Equivalent PLMNs

PLMN2

Cell 1

Table 6.1.1.3b.3.3-2: TRACKING AREA UPDATE ACCEPT for Cell 2 (step 2, Table 6.1.1.3b.3.2-2)

Derivation path: 36.508 Table 4.7.2-24

Information Element

Value/Remark

Comment

Condition

Equivalent PLMNs

PLMN3

Cell 2

6.1.1.4 PLMN selection in shared network environment / Automatic mode

6.1.1.4.1 Test Purpose (TP)

(1)

with { the UE is in automatic network selection mode and there is a suitable cell with multiple PLMN identities among which the HPLMN but not the registered PLMN }

ensure that {

when { the UE is switched on }

then { the UE attaches to the HPLMN on the shared cell }

}

(2)

with { the UE in automatic network selection mode and there is a suitable cell with multiple PLMN identities among which the registered PLMN }

ensure that {

when { the UE returns to coverage }

then { the UE performs a location registration to the registered PLMN on the shared cell }

}

6.1.1.4.2 Conformance requirements

References: The conformance requirements covered in the present TC are specified in: TS 36.304 clause 5.1.2.2, TS 23.122 clauses 4.4.3 and 4.4.3.1.1, TS 24.301 clauses 5.5.1.1 and 5.5.3.1, and TS 36.331 clause 5.3.3.4.

[TS 36.304 clause 5.1.2.2]

The UE shall scan all RF channels in the E-UTRA bands according to its capabilities to find available PLMNs. On each carrier, the UE shall search for the strongest cell and read its system information, in order to find out which PLMN(s) the cell belongs to. If the UE can read one or several PLMN identities in the strongest cell, each found PLMN (see the PLMN reading in [3]) shall be reported to the NAS as a high quality PLMN (but without the RSRP value),

Once the UE has selected a PLMN, the cell selection procedure shall be performed in order to select a suitable cell of that PLMN to camp on.

[TS 23.122 clause 4.4.3]

When the MS reselects to a cell in a shared network, the AS may indicate multiple PLMN identities to the NAS according to 3GPP TS 25.304 [32]. The MS shall choose one of these PLMNs. If the registered PLMN is available among these PLMNs, the MS shall not choose a different PLMN.

[TS 23.122 clause 4.4.3.1.1]

The MS selects and attempts registration on other PLMN/access technology combinations, if available and allowable, in the following order:

i) either the HPLMN (if the EHPLMN list is not present or is empty) or the highest priority EHPLMN that is available (if the EHPLMN list is present) ;

ii) each PLMN/access technology combination in the "User Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file in the SIM (in priority order);

iii) each PLMN/access technology combination in the "Operator Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file in the SIM (in priority order);

iv) other PLMN/access technology combinations with received high quality signal in random order;

v) other PLMN/access technology combinations in order of decreasing signal quality.

[TS 24.301 clause 5.5.1.1]

In a shared network, the UE shall choose one of the PLMN identities as specified in 3GPP TS 23.122 [6]. The UE shall construct the TAI of the cell from this chosen PLMN identity and the TAC received as part of the broadcast system information. The chosen PLMN identity shall be indicated to the E-UTRAN (see 3GPP TS 36.331 [22]).

[TS 24.301 clause 5.5.3.1]

In a shared network, the UE shall choose one of the PLMN identities as specified in 3GPP TS 23.122 [6]. The UE shall construct the TAI of the cell from this chosen PLMN identity and the TAC received on the broadcast system information. The chosen PLMN identity shall be indicated to the E-UTRAN (see 3GPP TS 36.331 [22]).

[TS 36.331 clause 5.3.3.4]

The UE shall:

1> set the content of RRCConnectionSetupComplete message as follows:

2> set the selectedPLMN-Identity to the PLMN selected by upper layers (see TS 23.122 [11], TS 24.301 [35]) from the PLMN(s) included in the plmn-IdentityList in SystemInformationBlockType1;

2> submit the RRCConnectionSetupComplete message to lower layers for transmission, upon which the procedure ends;

6.1.1.4.3 Test description

6.1.1.4.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

– Cells 1 and 2, as specified in TS 36.508 clause 4.4.1.2 are configured according to Table 4.4.2-2 in [18] except for multiple broadcasted PLMN identities as shown in Table 6.1.1.4.3.1–1: PLMN identifiers broadcasted by cells in shared network.

Table 6.1.1.4.3.1-1: PLMN identifiers

Cell

PLMN names

1

PLMN15, PLMN1

2

PLMN15, PLMN1, PLMN16

UE:

– The UE is in Automatic PLMN selection mode.

– The UE is equipped with a USIM containing default values (as per TS 36.508) except for those listed in Table 6.1.1.4.3.1-2.

– The UE is registered to PLMN4 before it is switched off.

Table 6.1.1.4.3.1–2: USIM configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFEPSLOCI

PLMN4 (See preamble)

EFPLMNwAcT

Empty

EFIMSI

The HPLMN (MCC+MNC) of the IMSI is set to PLMN1.

EFUST

Service 71 is not supported (Note).

Service 74 is supported.

EFLRPLMNSI

00

EFEHPLMN

0xFF..FF (Note)

Note: Either EFUST or EFEHPLMN or both can be set to the specified value in Table 6.1.1.4.3.1–2

Preamble:

– The UE is in state Switched OFF (state 1) according to [18].

6.1.1.4.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.4.3.2–1 shows the cell configurations used during the test. The configuration T0 indicates the initial conditions. Subsequent configuration marked “T1”is applied at the points indicated in the Main behaviour description in Table 6.1.1.4.3.2-2. Cell powers are chosen for a serving cell and a non-suitable cell as defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.4.3.2-1: Cell configuration changes over time

 

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 2

Remarks

T0

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

Off

The power level values are assigned to such that camping on Cell 1 is guaranteed. Cell 2 is “off”.

T1

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

Off

-85

Cell 1 becomes “off”. UE shall select Cell 2.

Table 6.1.1.4.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

The SS adjusts cell levels according to row T0 of table 6.1.1.4.3.2-1

2

Power on the UE.

3

Check: Does the UE transmits an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

1

P

4

The SS transmits an RRCConnectionSetup

<–

RRCConnectionSetup

5

Check; Does the UE transmit an RRCConnectionSetupComplete message indicating the HPLMN (second PLMN in the list)?

Note: this message contains an ATTACH REQUEST and a PDN CONNECTIVITY REQUEST message according to default message contents.

–>

RRCConnectionSetupComplete

1

P

6 -18

Steps 5 to 17 of the registration procedure described in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.2.3 are performed on Cell 1.

NOTE: The UE performs registration and the RRC connection is released.

19

Check: Is PLMN1 indicated by the UE?

1

P

20

The SS adjusts cell levels according to row T1 of table 6.1.1.4.3.2-1

21

Check: Does the UE transmit an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 2?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

2

P

22 – 26

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

27

Check: Is the same PLMN as indicated by UE in step 19 again indicated by the UE?

2

P

6.1.1.4.3.3 Specific message contents

Table 6.1.1.4.3.3-1: RRCConnectionSetupComplete (step 5 and 23, Table 6.1.1.4.3.2-2)

Derivation Path: 36.508, Table 4.6.1-18

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

RRCConnectionSetupComplete ::= SEQUENCE {

criticalExtensions CHOICE {

c1 CHOICE{

rrcConnectionSetupComplete-r8 SEQUENCE {

selectedPLMN-Identity

2

PLMN1

}

}

}

}

6.1.1.4a PLMN selection in shared network environment / Automatic mode / Between FDD and TDD

6.1.1.4a.1 Test Purpose (TP)

(1)

with { the UE is in automatic network selection mode and there is a suitable cell with multiple PLMN identities among which the EHPLMN list is present }

ensure that {

when { the UE returns to coverage }

then { the UE performs a location registration to the highest priority EHPLMN that is available with FDD mode on the shared cell }

}

(2)

with { the UE in automatic network selection mode and there is a suitable cell with multiple PLMN identities among which the EHPLMN list is present }

ensure that {

when { the UE is powered on }

then { the UE performs a location registration to the highest priority EHPLMN that is available with TDD mode on the shared cell }

}

6.1.1.4a.2 Conformance requirements

References: The conformance requirements covered in the present TC are specified in: TS 36.304 clause 5.1.2.2, TS 23.122 clauses 4.4.3 and 4.4.3.1.1, TS 24.301 clauses 5.5.1.1 and 5.5.3.1, and TS 36.331 clause 5.3.3.4.

[TS 36.304 clause 5.1.2.2]

The UE shall scan all RF channels in the E-UTRA bands according to its capabilities to find available PLMNs. On each carrier, the UE shall search for the strongest cell and read its system information, in order to find out which PLMN(s) the cell belongs to. If the UE can read one or several PLMN identities in the strongest cell, each found PLMN (see the PLMN reading in [3]) shall be reported to the NAS as a high quality PLMN (but without the RSRP value),

Once the UE has selected a PLMN, the cell selection procedure shall be performed in order to select a suitable cell of that PLMN to camp on.

[TS 23.122 clause 4.4.3]

When the MS reselects to a cell in a shared network, the AS may indicate multiple PLMN identities to the NAS according to 3GPP TS 25.304 [32]. The MS shall choose one of these PLMNs. If the registered PLMN is available among these PLMNs, the MS shall not choose a different PLMN.

[TS 23.122 clause 4.4.3.1.1]

The MS selects and attempts registration on other PLMN/access technology combinations, if available and allowable, in the following order:

i) either the HPLMN (if the EHPLMN list is not present or is empty) or the highest priority EHPLMN that is available (if the EHPLMN list is present) ;

ii) each PLMN/access technology combination in the "User Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file in the SIM (in priority order);

iii) each PLMN/access technology combination in the "Operator Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file in the SIM (in priority order);

iv) other PLMN/access technology combinations with received high quality signal in random order;

v) other PLMN/access technology combinations in order of decreasing signal quality.

[TS 24.301 clause 5.5.1.1]

In a shared network, the UE shall choose one of the PLMN identities as specified in 3GPP TS 23.122 [6]. The UE shall construct the TAI of the cell from this chosen PLMN identity and the TAC received as part of the broadcast system information. The chosen PLMN identity shall be indicated to the E-UTRAN (see 3GPP TS 36.331 [22]).

[TS 24.301 clause 5.5.3.1]

In a shared network, the UE shall choose one of the PLMN identities as specified in 3GPP TS 23.122 [6]. The UE shall construct the TAI of the cell from this chosen PLMN identity and the TAC received on the broadcast system information. The chosen PLMN identity shall be indicated to the E-UTRAN (see 3GPP TS 36.331 [22]).

[TS 36.331 clause 5.3.3.4]

The UE shall:

1> set the content of RRCConnectionSetupComplete message as follows:

2> set the selectedPLMN-Identity to the PLMN selected by upper layers (see TS 23.122 [11], TS 24.301 [35]) from the PLMN(s) included in the plmn-IdentityList in SystemInformationBlockType1;

2> submit the RRCConnectionSetupComplete message to lower layers for transmission, upon which the procedure ends;

6.1.1.4a.3 Test description

6.1.1.4a.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

– Cell 1, Cell 2, Cell 28 and Cell 30 as specified in TS 36.508 clause 4.4.1.3 are configured according to Table 4.4.2-2 in [18] except for multiple broadcasted PLMN identities as shown in Table 6.1.1.4a.3.1–1.

Table 6.1.1.4a.3.1-1: PLMN identifiers

Cell

PLMN names

MODE

1

PLMN2,PLMN15

FDD

28

PLMN4,PLMN16

TDD

30

PLMN3,PLMN17

TDD

2

PLMN1,PLMN18

FDD

UE:

– The UE is in Automatic PLMN selection mode.

– The UE is equipped with a USIM containing default values (as per TS 36.508) except for those listed in Table 6.1.1.4a.3.1-2.

Table 6.1.1.4a.3.1-2: USIM configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFEPSLOCI

PLMN4 (See preamble)

EFPLMNwAcT

Empty

EFIMSI

The HPLMN (MCC+MNC) of the IMSI is set to PLMN4.

EFUST

Service 71 and 74 are supported.

EFLRPLMNSI

00

EFEHPLMN

1

2

3

PLMN2

PLMN1

PLMN4

Remaining mandatory entries use default values

Preamble:

– The UE is registered on PLMN4 (Cell28) using the procedure described in TS 36.508 clause 4.5.2.

The UE is in state Registered, Idle mode (state 2) according to [18].

6.1.1.4a.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.4a.3.2–1 shows the cell configurations used during the test. The configuration T0 indicates the initial conditions. Subsequent configuration marked “T1”is applied at the points indicated in the Main behaviour description in Table 6.1.1.4a.3.2-2. Cell powers are chosen for a serving cell and a non-suitable cell as defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.4a.3.2-1: Cell configuration changes over time

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 28

Cell 30

Cell 2

Remarks

T0

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

”Off”

-85

”Off”

”Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T1

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-79

”Off”

”Off”

-85

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T2

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

”Off”

-85

-73

”Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

Table 6.1.1.4a.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

The SS adjusts cell levels according to row T1 of table 6.1.1.4a.3.2-1

2

Check: Does the UE transmit an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

1

P

3 – 7

Steps 3 to 7 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5A.2.1-1 are performed on Cell 1.

NOTE: The UE performs TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

8 – 17

VOID

18

Check: Is PLMN2 indicated by the UE?

1

P

19

Power off the UE.

20

The SS adjusts cell levels according to row T2 of table 6.1.1.4a.3.2-1

21

Power on the UE.

22

Check: Does the UE transmit an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 28?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

2

P

23 – 37

Steps 3 to 17 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.2.3 are performed.

NOTE: The UE performs registration and the RRC connection is released.

38

Check: Is PLMN4 indicated by the UE?

2

P

6.1.1.4a.3.3 Specific message contents

Table 6.1.1.4a.3.3-1: RRCConnectionSetupComplete (step 4, Table 6.1.1.4a.3.2-2)

Derivation Path: 36.508, Table 4.6.1-18

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

RRCConnectionSetupComplete ::= SEQUENCE {

criticalExtensions CHOICE {

c1 CHOICE{

rrcConnectionSetupComplete-r8 SEQUENCE {

selectedPLMN-Identity

1

PLMN2

}

}

}

}

6.1.1.5 Void

6.1.1.6 PLMN selection of RPLMN, HPLMN/EHPLMN, UPLMN and OPLMN / Automatic mode / User reselection

6.1.1.6.1 Test Purpose (TP)

(1)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode registered to UPLMN and RPLMN, UPLMN and OPLMN E-UTRAN cells available }

ensure that {
when { UE is requested to initiate reselection and registration onto an available PLMN }

then { UE reselects to the cell which belongs to higher priority OPLMN }

}

(2)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode registered to OPLMN and only RPLMN E-UTRAN cell available }

ensure that {
when { UE is requested to initiate reselection and registration onto an available PLMN }

then { UE remains on the current cell which belongs to RPLMN. }

}

(3)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode registered to OPLMN and RPLMN, UPLMN and OPLMN E-UTRAN cells available }

ensure that {
when { UE is requested to initiate reselection and registration onto an available PLMN }

then { UE reselects to the cell which belongs to UPLMN }

}

(4)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode registered to UPLMN and RPLMN, UPLMN, OPLMN and HPLMN E-UTRAN cells available }

ensure that {
when { UE is requested to initiate reselection and registration onto an available PLMN }

then { UE reselects to the cell which belongs to HPLMN }

}

6.1.1.6.2 Conformance requirements

References: The conformance requirements covered in the present TC are specified in: TS 23.122, clause 4.4.3.2 and 4.4.3.2.1.

[TS 23.122, clause 4.4.3.2]

At any time the user may request the MS to initiate reselection and registration onto an available PLMN, according to the following procedures, dependent upon the operating mode.

[TS 23.122, clause 4.4.3.2.1]

The MS selects and attempts registration on PLMNs, if available and allowable, in all of its bands of operation in accordance with the following order:

i) the HPLMN (if the EHPLMN list is not present or is empty) or the highest priority EHPLMN that is available (if the EHPLMN list is present);

ii) PLMN/access technology combinations contained in the "User Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file in the SIM (in priority order) excluding the previously selected PLMN/access technology combination;

iii) PLMN/access technology combinations contained in the "Operator Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file in the SIM (in priority order) excluding the previously selected PLMN/access technology combination;

iv) other PLMN/access technology combinations with the received high quality signal in random order excluding the previously selected PLMN/access technology combination;

v) other PLMN/access technology combinations, excluding the previously selected PLMN/access technology combination in order of decreasing signal quality or, alternatively, the previously selected PLMN/access technology combination may be chosen ignoring its signal quality;

vi) The previously selected PLMN/access technology combination.

The previously selected PLMN/access technology combination is the PLMN/access technology combination which the MS has selected prior to the start of the user reselection procedure.

NOTE 1: If the previously selected PLMN is chosen, and registration has not been attempted on any other PLMNs, then the MS is already registered on the PLMN, and so registration is not necessary.

The equivalent PLMNs list shall not be applied to the user reselection in Automatic Network Selection Mode.

6.1.1.6.3 Test description

6.1.1.6.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

– Four inter-frequency multi-PLMN cells as specified in TS 36.508 clause 4.4.1.2 are configured broadcasting default NAS parameters as indicated in TS 36.508 Table 4.4.2-2.

– The PLMNs are identified in the test by the identifiers in Table 6.1.1.6.3.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.6.3.1-1: PLMN identifiers

  • Cell
  • PLMN name
  • 1
  • PLMN1
  • 12
  • PLMN2
  • 13
  • PLMN3
  • 14
  • PLMN4

UE:

– The UE is in Automatic PLMN selection mode.

– The UE is equipped with a USIM containing default values (as per TS 36.508) except for those listed in Table 6.1.1.6.3.1-2.

Table 6.1.1.6.3.1–2: USIM configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFEPSLOCI

PLMN1 (See preamble)

EFIMSI

The HPLMN (MCC+MNC) of the IMSI is set to PLMN3.

EFPLMNwAcT

1

PLMN1

Remaining mandatory entries use default values

E-UTRAN

EFOPLMNwACT

1

2

PLMN2

PLMN4

Remaining defined entries use default values

E-UTRAN

E-UTRAN

EFHPLMNwAcT

1

PLMN3

E-UTRAN

EFUST

Service 71 is not supported

Preamble:

– The UE is in state Registered, Idle Mode (State 2) on Cell 1 according to [18].

6.1.1.6.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.6.3.2-1: Time instances of cell power level and parameter changes

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 12

Cell 13

Cell 14

Remark

T1

Cell-specific RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

-85

"Off"

-85

The power level values are assigned to satisfy RCell 1 = RCell 12 = RCell 14.

(NOTE 1).

T2

Cell-specific RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

"Off"

-85

"Off"

"Off"

Only Cell 12 is available.

(NOTE 1).

T3

Cell-specific RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

"Off"

-85

-85

The power level values are assigned to satisfy RCell 1 = RCell 13 = RCell 14.

(NOTE 1).

NOTE 1: Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.6.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

The SS changes the power level setting according to the row “T1” in table 6.1.1.6.3.2-1

2

Cause the UE in Automatic network selection mode to initiate user reselection and registration onto an available PLMN. (see Note)

3

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 12?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

1

P

4-8

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 12.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

9

Check: Is PLMN 2 indicated by the UE?

1

P

10

The SS changes the power level setting according to the row “T2” in table 6.1.1.6.3.2-1.

11

Cause the UE in Automatic network selection mode to initiate user reselection and registration onto an available PLMN. (see Note)

12

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 12 within 90 s?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

2

F

13

Check: Is PLMN 2 indicated by the UE?

2

P

14

The SS changes the power level setting according to the row “T1” in table 6.1.1.6.3.2-1.

15

Cause the UE in Automatic network selection mode to initiate user reselection and registration onto an available PLMN. (see Note)

16

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

3

P

17-21

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 1.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

22

Check: Is PLMN 1 indicated by the UE?

3

P

23

The SS changes the power level setting according to the row “T3” in table 6.1.1.6.3.2-1.

24

Cause the UE in Automatic network selection mode to initiate user reselection and registration onto an available PLMN. (see Note)

25

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 13?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

4

P

26-30

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 13.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

31

Void

EXCEPTION: Step 32a1

describes optional behaviour that depends on

the UE capability

32a1

The UE may attempt the generic test procedure for IMS Re-registration on EPS HPLMN as specified in TS 36.508 [18] subclause 4.5A.30.

33

Check: Is PLMN 3 indicated by the UE?

4

P

Note: MMI command “TRIGGER_USER_RESELECTION” to be used. AT command AT+COPS is not suitable to achieve the test purpose.

6.1.1.6.3.3 Specific message contents

None

6.1.1.6a PLMN selection of RPLMN, HPLMN/EHPLMN, UPLMN and OPLMN / Automatic mode / User reselection / Single Frequency operation

6.1.1.6a.1 Test Purpose (TP)

Same Test Purpose as in clause 6.1.1.6.1

6.1.1.6a.2 Conformance requirements

Same Conformance requirements as in clause 6.1.1.6.2

6.1.1.6a.3 Test description

6.1.1.6a.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

– Four intra-frequency multi-PLMN cells as specified in TS 36.508 clause 4.4.1.2 are configured broadcasting default NAS parameters as indicated in TS 36.508 Table 4.4.2-2.

System information combination 1 as defined in TS 36.508 [18] clause 4.4.3.1 is used in E-UTRA cells.

– The PLMNs are identified in the test by the identifiers in Table 6.1.1.6a.3.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.6a.3.1-1: PLMN identifiers

Cell

PLMN name

1

PLMN1

2

PLMN2

4

PLMN3

11

PLMN4

UE:

– The UE is in Automatic PLMN selection mode.

– The UE is equipped with a USIM containing default values (as per TS 36.508) except for those listed in Table 6.1.1.6a.3.1-2.

Table 6.1.1.6a.3.1-2: USIM configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFEPSLOCI

PLMN1 (See preamble)

EFIMSI

The HPLMN (MCC+MNC) of the IMSI is set to PLMN4.

EFPLMNwAcT

1

PLMN1

Remaining mandatory entries use default values

E-UTRAN

EFOPLMNwACT

1

2

PLMN2

PLMN3

Remaining defined entries use default values

E-UTRAN

E-UTRAN

EFHPLMNwAcT

1

PLMN4

E-UTRAN

EFUST

Service 71 is not supported

Preamble:

– The UE is in state Registered, Idle Mode (State 2) on Cell 1 according to [18].

6.1.1.6a.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.6a.3.2-1: Time instances of cell power level and parameter changes

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 2

Cell 4

Cell 11

Remark

T1

Cell-specific RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

-79

-85

"Off"

(NOTE 1)

T2

Cell-specific RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

"Off"

-85

"Off"

"Off"

Only Cell 2 is available.

(NOTE 1)

T3

Cell-specific RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-79

-85

-85

"Off"

(NOTE 1).

T4

Cell-specific RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

"Off"

-85

-79

(NOTE 1)

NOTE 1: Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.6a.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

The SS changes the power level setting according to the row “T1” in table 6.1.1.6a.3.2-1

2

Cause the UE in Automatic network selection mode to initiate user reselection and registration onto an available PLMN. (see Note)

3

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 2?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

1

P

4-8

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 2.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

9

Check: Is PLMN 2 indicated by the UE?

1

P

10

The SS changes the power level setting according to the row “T2” in table 6.1.1.6a.3.2-1.

11

Cause the UE in Automatic network selection mode to initiate user reselection and registration onto an available PLMN. (see Note)

12

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 2 within 90 s?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

2

F

13

Check: Is PLMN 2 indicated by the UE?

2

P

14

The SS changes the power level setting according to the row “T3” in table 6.1.1.6a.3.2-1.

15

Cause the UE in Automatic network selection mode to initiate user reselection and registration onto an available PLMN. (see Note)

16

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

3

P

17-21

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 1.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

22

Check: Is PLMN 1 indicated by the UE?

3

P

23

The SS changes the power level setting according to the row “T4” in table 6.1.1.6a.3.2-1.

24

Cause the UE in Automatic network selection mode to initiate user reselection and registration onto an available PLMN. (see Note)

25

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 11?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

4

P

26-30

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 11.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

31

Void

EXCEPTION: Step 32a1

describes optional behaviour that depends on

the UE capability

32a1

The UE may attempt the generic test procedure for IMS Re-registration on EPS HPLMN as specified TS 36.508 [18] subclause 4.5A.30.

33

Check: Is PLMN 4 indicated by the UE?

4

P

Note: MMI command “TRIGGER_USER_RESELECTION” to be used. AT command AT+COPS is not suitable to achieve the test purpose..

6.1.1.6a.3.3 Specific message contents

Table 6.1.1.6a.3.3-1: SystemInformationBlockType3 for cells 1 and 2 (preamble and all steps, table 6.1.1.6a.3.2-2)

Derivation Path: 36.508 table 4.4.3.3-2

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

SystemInformationBlockType3 ::= SEQUENCE {

cellReselectionInfoCommon SEQUENCE {

q-Hyst

dB24

}

}

6.1.1.6b PLMN selection of RPLMN, HPLMN/EHPLMN, UPLMN and OPLMN / Automatic mode / User reselection / Two Frequencies operation

6.1.1.6b.1 Test Purpose (TP)

Same Test Purpose as in clause 6.1.1.6a.1.

6.1.1.6b.2 Conformance requirements

Same Conformance requirements as in clause 6.1.1.6a.2.

6.1.1.6b.3 Test description

6.1.1.6b.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

Same with Pre-test conditions for system simulator in 6.1.1.6a.2 except:

– Four inter-frequency multi-PLMN cells as specified in TS 36.508 clause 4.4.1.2 are configured broadcasting default NAS parameters as indicated in TS 36.508 Table 4.4.2-2.

– Cell 2 is replaced by Cell 3,

– Cell 4 is replaced by Cell 11,

– Cell 11 is replaced by Cell 12.

UE:

Same with Pre-test conditions for UE in 6.1.1.6a.2.

Preamble:

Same with Pre-test conditions for Preamble in 6.1.1.6a.2.

6.1.1.6b.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Same with Test procedure in 6.1.1.6a.3.2 except:

– Cell 2 is replaced by Cell 3,

– Cell 4 is replaced by Cell 11,

– Cell 11 is replaced by Cell 12.

6.1.1.6b.3.3 Specific message contents

Same with Specific message contents in 6.1.1.6a.3.3 except:

– Cell 2 is replaced by Cell 3.

6.1.1.7 PLMN selection / Periodic reselection / MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer

6.1.1.7.1 Test Purpose (TP)

(1)

with { UE configured with “MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer“ and camped on an E-UTRAN VPLMN cell and cells of a higher priority E-UTRAN PLMN available }

ensure that {

when { the higher priority PLMN search timer T stored in the USIM or the default value for T is less than the MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer }

then { T shall be set to the MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer. After the first attempt to the higher priority PLMN cell is made, the UE shall not use a value for T that is less than the MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer. When the T expires the UE selects and camps on a cell of the highest priority PLMN and UE attempts a location registration on the selected cell and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

6.1.1.7.2 Conformance requirements

References: The conformance requirements covered in the present TC are specified in: TS 23.122 clauses 4.4.3.1 and 4.4.3.3.1.

[TS 23.122, clause 4.4.3.1]

At switch on, or following recovery from lack of coverage, the MS selects the registered PLMN or equivalent PLMN (if it is available) using all access technologies that the MS is capable of and if necessary (in the case of recovery from lack of coverage, see clause 4.5.2) attempts to perform a Location Registration.

If successful registration is achieved, the MS indicates the selected PLMN.

If there is no registered PLMN, or if registration is not possible due to the PLMN being unavailable or registration failure, the MS follows one of the following two procedures depending on its PLMN selection operating mode. At switch on, if the MS provides the optional feature of user preferred PLMN selection operating mode at switch on then this operating mode shall be used.

NOTE 1: If successful registration is achieved, then the current serving PLMN becomes the registered PLMN and the MS does not store the previous registered PLMN for later use.

[TS 23.122, clause 4.4.3.3.1]

If the MS is in a VPLMN, the MS shall periodically attempt to obtain service on its HPLMN (if the EHPLMN list is not present or is empty) or one of its EHPLMNs (if the EHPLMN list is present) or a higher priority PLMN/access technology combinations listed in "user controlled PLMN selector" or "operator controlled PLMN selector" by scanning in accordance with the requirements that are applicable to i), ii) and iii) as defined in the Automatic Network Selection Mode in subclause 4.4.3.1.1. In the case that the mobile has a stored "Equivalent PLMNs" list the mobile shall only select a PLMN if it is of a higher priority than those of the same country as the current serving PLMN which are stored in the "Equivalent PLMNs" list. For this purpose, a value T minutes may be stored in the SIM, T is either in the range 6 minutes to 8 hours in 6 minute steps or it indicates that no periodic attempts shall be made. If no value is stored in the SIM, a default value of 60 minutes is used for T.

If the MS is configured with the MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer as specified in 3GPP TS 24.368 [50] or 3GPP TS 31.102 [40], the MS shall not use a value for T that is less than the MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer. If the value stored in the SIM, or the default value for T (when no value is stored in the SIM), is less than the MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer, then T shall be set to the MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer.

The attempts to access the HPLMN or an EHPLMN or higher priority PLMN shall be as specified below:

a) The periodic attempts shall only be performed in automatic mode when the MS is roaming, and not while the MS is attached for emergency bearer services or has a PDN connection for emergency bearer services;

b) After switch on a period of at least 2 minutes and at most T minutes shall elapse before the first attempt is made;

….

6.1.1.7.3 Test description

6.1.1.7.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

– Three multi-PLMN cells as specified in TS 36.508 clause 4.4.1.2 are configured broadcasting PLMNs as indicated in Table 6.1.1.7.3.1-1.

– The PLMNs are identified in the test by the identifiers in Table 6.1.1.7.3.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.7.3.1-1: PLMN identifiers

Cell

PLMN name

MCC

MNC

1

PLMN4

001

01

12

PLMN1

001

11

13

PLMN2

001

21

UE:

– The UE is in Automatic PLMN selection mode.

– The UE is registered to PLMN1 before it is switched off.

– The UE is configured with a value of MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer set to 7 minutes

– The UE is equipped with a USIM containing default values (as per TS 36.508) except for those listed in Table 6.1.1.7.3.1-2.

Table 6.1.1.7.3.1-2: USIM configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFEPSLOCI

PLMN1 (See preamble)

EFIMSI

The HPLMN (MCC+MNC) of the IMSI is set to PLMN4.

EFPLMNwAcT

1

2

Default

PLMN2

Remaining mandatory entries use default values

Default

E-UTRAN

EFOPLMNwACT

1

PLMN1

Remaining defined entries use default values

All specified

EFHPLMNwAcT

1

PLMN4

E-UTRAN

EFUST

Services 20, 42, 43, 74 and 96 are supported. Service 71 is not supported (there is no EHPLMN list).

EFHPPLMN

1 (6 minutes)

EFNASCONFIG

MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer set to 7 minutes

Preamble:

– The UE is in state Switched OFF (State 1).

6.1.1.7.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.7.3.2 – 1 shows the cell configurations used during the test. The configuration T0 indicates the initial conditions. Subsequent configurations marked “T1” is applied at the point indicated in the Main behaviour description in Table 6.1.1.7.3.2-2. Cell powers are chosen for a serving cell and a non-suitable “Off” cell as defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.7.3.2-1: Cell configuration changes over time

 

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 12

Cell 13

Remarks

T0

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

“Off”

-85

“Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T1

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

“Off”

-85

-85

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T2

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

-85

-85

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

Table 6.1.1.7.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T1 of table 6.1.1.7.3.2-1

2

Power on the UE.

3-18

Steps 2 to 17 of the registration procedure described in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.2.3 are performed on Cell 12.

NOTE: The UE performs registration and the RRC connection is released.

19

UE selects PLMN1

20

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 13 after 120 seconds, but before 420 seconds from power on?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

1

P

21-25

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 13.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

26

Check: Is PLMN2 indicated by the UE?

1

P

27

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T2 of table 6.1.1.7.3.2-1

28

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1 after 420 seconds from step 20?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

1

P

29-33

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 1.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

34

Check: Is PLMN4 indicated by the UE?

1

P

Note 1: Timers in Steps 20 and 28 are derived from the value defined by the MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer

6.1.1.7.3.3 Specific message contents

None

6.1.1.7a PLMN selection / Periodic reselection / MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer / Single Frequency operation

6.1.1.7a.1 Test Purpose (TP)

Same Test Purpose as in clause 6.1.1.7.1

6.1.1.7a.2 Conformance requirements

Same Conformance requirements as in clause 6.1.1.7.2

6.1.1.7a.3 Test description

6.1.1.7a.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

– Three intra-frequency multi-PLMN cells as specified in TS 36.508 clause 4.4.1.2 are configured broadcasting PLMNs as indicated in TS 36.508 Table 4.4.2-2.

System information combination 1 as defined in TS 36.508 [18] clause 4.4.3.1 is used in E-UTRA cells.

– The PLMNs are identified in the test by the identifiers in Table 6.1.1.7a.3.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.7a.3.1-1: PLMN identifiers

Cell

PLMN name

MCC

MNC

1

PLMN4

001

01

2

PLMN1

001

11

4

PLMN2

001

21

UE:

– The UE is in Automatic PLMN selection mode.

– The UE is registered to PLMN1 before it is switched off.

– The UE is configured with a value of MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer set to 7 minutes

– The UE is equipped with a USIM containing default values (as per TS 36.508) except for those listed in Table 6.1.1.7a.3.1-2.

Table 6.1.1.7a.3.1-2: USIM configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFEPSLOCI

PLMN1 (See preamble)

EFIMSI

The HPLMN (MCC+MNC) of the IMSI is set to PLMN4.

EFPLMNwAcT

1

2

Default

PLMN2

Remaining mandatory entries use default values

Default

E-UTRAN

EFOPLMNwACT

1

PLMN1

Remaining defined entries use default values

All specified

EFHPLMNwAcT

1

PLMN4

E-UTRAN

EFUST

Services 20, 42, 43, 74 and 96 are supported. Service 71 is not supported (there is no EHPLMN list).

EFHPPLMN

1 (6 minutes)

EFNASCONFIG

MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer set to 7 minutes

Preamble:

– The UE is in state Switched OFF (State 1).

6.1.1.7a.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.7a.3.2 – 1 shows the cell configurations used during the test. The configuration T0 indicates the initial conditions. Subsequent configurations marked “T1” is applied at the point indicated in the Main behaviour description in Table 6.1.1.7a.3.2-2. Cell powers are chosen for a serving cell and a non-suitable “Off” cell as defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.7a.3.2-1: Cell configuration changes over time

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 2

Cell 4

Remark

T0

Cell-specific RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

"Off"

-85

"Off"

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T1

Cell-specific RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

"Off"

-79

-85

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T2

Cell-specific RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

"Off"

-85

-79

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T3

Cell-specific RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-79

"Off"

-85

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

Table 6.1.1.7a.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T1 of table 6.1.1.7a.3.2-1

2

Power on the UE.

3-18

Steps 2 to 17 of the registration procedure described in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.2.3 are performed on Cell 2.

NOTE: The UE performs registration and the RRC connection is released.

19

UE selects PLMN1

19A

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T2 of table 6.1.1.7a.3.2-1

20

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 4 after 120 seconds, but before 420 seconds from power on?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

1

P

21-25

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 4.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

26

Check: Is PLMN2 indicated by the UE?

1

P

27

SS adjusts cell levels according to row T3 of table 6.1.1.7a.3.2-1

28

Check: Does the UE send an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1 after 420 seconds from step 20?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

1

P

29-33

Steps 2 to 6 of the generic test procedure in TS 36.508 subclause 6.4.2.7 are performed on Cell 1.

NOTE: The UE performs a TAU procedure and the RRC connection is released.

34

Check: Is PLMN4 indicated by the UE?

1

P

Note 1: Timers in Steps 20 and 28 are derived from the value defined by the MinimumPeriodicSearchTimer

6.1.1.7a.3.3 Specific message contents

None

6.1.1.8 PLMN selection of RPLMN or (E)HPLMN; Automatic mode

6.1.1.8.1 Test Purpose (TP)

(1)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode and RPLMN, EHPLMN and HPLMN cells available and UE is fitted with a USIM containing the EHPLMN list and the USIM indicates RPLMN or (E)HPLMN should be selected }

ensure that {

when { UE is switched on }

then { UE selects a cell of the RPLMN or EHPLMN and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

(2)

with { UE in Automatic network selection mode and RPLMN, HPLMN and VPLMN cells available and UE is fitted with a USIM not containing or containing empty EHPLMN list and the USIM indicates RPLMN or (E)HPLMN should be selected }

ensure that {

when { UE is switched on }

then { UE selects a cell of the RPLMN or HPLMN and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

6.1.1.8.2 Conformance requirements

References: The conformance requirements covered in the present TC are specified in: TS 36.304 clause 5.1.2.2, TS 23.122 clauses 1.2, 4.4.3.1 and 4.4.3.1.1.

[TS 36.304 clause 5.1.2.2]

The UE shall scan all RF channels in the E-UTRA bands according to its capabilities to find available PLMNs. On each carrier, the UE shall search for the strongest cell and read its system information, in order to find out which PLMN(s) the cell belongs to. If the UE can read one or several PLMN identities in the strongest cell, each found PLMN (see the PLMN reading in [3]) shall be reported to the NAS as a high quality PLMN (but without the RSRP value),

Once the UE has selected a PLMN, the cell selection procedure shall be performed in order to select a suitable cell of that PLMN to camp on.

[TS 23.122, clause 1.2]

Equivalent HPLMN list: To allow provision for multiple HPLMN codes, PLMN codes that are present within this list shall replace the HPLMN code derived from the IMSI for PLMN selection purposes. This list is stored on the USIM and is known as the EHPLMN list. The EHPLMN list may also contain the HPLMN code derived from the IMSI. If the HPLMN code derived from the IMSI is not present in the EHPLMN list then it shall be treated as a Visited PLMN for PLMN selection purposes.

[TS 23.122 clause 4.4.3.1]

At switch on, or following recovery from lack of coverage, the MS selects the registered PLMN or equivalent PLMN (if it is available) using all access technologies that the MS is capable of and if necessary (in the case of recovery from lack of coverage, see subclause 4.5.2) attempts to perform a Location Registration.

EXCEPTION: As an alternative option to this, if the MS is in automatic network selection mode and it finds coverage of an EHPLMN, the MS may register to that EHPLMN and not return to the registered PLMN or equivalent PLMN. If the EHPLMN list is not present or is empty, and the HPLMN is available, the MS may register on the HPLMN and not return to the registered PLMN or equivalent PLMN. The operator shall be able to control by SIM configuration whether an MS that supports this option is permitted to perform this alternative behaviour.

[TS 23.122 clause 4.4.3.1.1]

The MS selects and attempts registration on other PLMN/access technology combinations, if available and allowable, in the following order:

i) either the HPLMN (if the EHPLMN list is not present or is empty) or the highest priority EHPLMN that is available (if the EHPLMN list is present) ;

ii) each PLMN/access technology combination in the "User Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file in the SIM (in priority order);

iii) each PLMN/access technology combination in the "Operator Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file in the SIM (in priority order);

iv) other PLMN/access technology combinations with received high quality signal in random order;

v) other PLMN/access technology combinations in order of decreasing signal quality.

6.1.1.8.3 Test description

6.1.1.8.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

– Cells 1, 12, 13 and 14, as specified in TS 36.508 clause 4.4.1.2 are configured as shown in Table 6.1.1.8.3.1–1.

Table 6.1.1.8.3.1-1: PLMN identifiers

Cell

PLMN names

1

PLMN4

12

PLMN1

13

PLMN2

14

PLMN3

UE:

– The UE is in Automatic PLMN selection mode.

– The UE is registered to PLMN4 before switch off.

– Two USIMs containing default values (as per TS 36.508) except for those listed in Table 6.1.1.8.3.1-2 and Table 6.1.1.8.3.1-3 will be used.

Table 6.1.1.8.3.1-2: USIM A configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFEPSLOCI

PLMN4

EFPLMNwAcT

Empty

EFIMSI

The HPLMN (MCC+MNC) of the IMSI is set to PLMN1.

EFUST

Service n°71 and n°74 are "available"

EFEHPLMN

1

2

PLMN2

PLMN1

EFLRPLMNSI

01

Table 6.1.1.8.3.1-3: USIM B configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFEPSLOCI

PLMN4

EFPLMNwAcT

Empty

EFIMSI

The HPLMN (MCC+MNC) of the IMSI is set to PLMN1.

EFUST

Service n°74 is "available"

EFEHPLMN

Empty

EFLRPLMNSI

01

Preamble:

– The UE is in state Switched OFF (state 1) according to [18].

6.1.1.8.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.8.3.2–1 shows the cell configurations used during the test. Subsequent configuration marked “T1” and “T2” are applied at the points indicated in the Main behaviour description in Table 6.1.1.8.3.2-2. Cell powers are chosen for a serving cell and a non-suitable cell as defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.8.3.2-1: Cell configuration changes over time

 

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 12

Cell 13

Cell 14

Remarks

T1

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

-85

-85

“Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T2

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

-85

“Off”

-85

Table 6.1.1.8.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

The SS adjusts cell levels according to row T1 of table 6.1.1.8.3.2-1.

2

Power on the UE with USIM A inserted.

3

Check: Does the UE transmits an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1 or Cell 13?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

1

P

4

The SS transmits an RRCConnectionSetup.

<–

RRCConnectionSetup

5

Check; Does the UE transmit an RRCConnectionSetupComplete message indicating the RPLMN (PLMN4) or EHPLMN (PLMN2)?

Note: this message contains an ATTACH REQUEST and a PDN CONNECTIVITY REQUEST message according to default message contents.

–>

RRCConnectionSetupComplete

1

P

6-18

Steps 5 to 17 of the registration procedure described in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.2.3 are performed on Cell 1 or Cell 13.

NOTE: The UE performs registration with valid stored security context (see preamble) and the RRC connection is released.

19

Check: Is PLMN4 or PLMN 2 indicated by the UE?

1

P

20

If possible switch off is performed or USIM is removed, otherwise the power is removed.

EXCEPTION: Step 20A1 to 20A4 describes behaviour that depends on the UE capability.

20A1-20A4

If pc_SwitchOnOff or pc_USIM_Removal then switch off procedure defined in TS 36.523-3 Table 10.3.2.1-1 Steps 2a1-2a4 is performed.

21

The SS adjusts cell levels according to row T2 of table 6.1.1.8.3.2-1.

22

The UE is brought back to operation with USIM B inserted.

23

Check: Does the UE transmit an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1 or Cell 12?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

2

P

24-38

Steps 3 to 17 of the registration procedure described in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.2.3 are performed on Cell 1 or Cell 12.

39

Check: Is PLMN4 or PLMN 1 indicated by the UE?

2

P

6.1.1.8.3.3 Specific message contents

None

6.1.1.9 PLMN selection of RPLMN or (E)HPLMN; Manual mode

6.1.1.9.1 Test Purpose (TP)

(1)

with { UE in Manual network selection mode and EHPLMN and HPLMN cells available and (E)RPLMN cell is not available and UE is fitted with a USIM containing the EHPLMN list and the UE supports the exception to manual mode selection mode }

ensure that {

when { UE is switched on }

then { UE selects a cell of the highest priority EHPLMN and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

(2)

with { UE in Manual network selection mode and HPLMN and VPLMN cells available and (E)RPLMN cell is not available and UE is fitted with a USIM not containing or containing empty EHPLMN list and the UE supports the exception to manual mode selection mode }

ensure that {

when { UE is switched on }

then { UE selects a cell of the HPLMN and when successfully registered indicates the selected PLMN to the user. }

}

6.1.1.9.2 Conformance requirements

References: The conformance requirements covered in the present TC are specified in: TS 36.304 clause 5.1.2.2, TS 23.122 clauses 1.2, 4.4.3.1 and 4.4.3.1.2.

[TS 36.304 clause 5.1.2.2]

The UE shall scan all RF channels in the E-UTRA bands according to its capabilities to find available PLMNs. On each carrier, the UE shall search for the strongest cell and read its system information, in order to find out which PLMN(s) the cell belongs to. If the UE can read one or several PLMN identities in the strongest cell, each found PLMN (see the PLMN reading in [3]) shall be reported to the NAS as a high quality PLMN (but without the RSRP value),

Once the UE has selected a PLMN, the cell selection procedure shall be performed in order to select a suitable cell of that PLMN to camp on.

[TS 23.122, clause 1.2]

Equivalent HPLMN list: To allow provision for multiple HPLMN codes, PLMN codes that are present within this list shall replace the HPLMN code derived from the IMSI for PLMN selection purposes. This list is stored on the USIM and is known as the EHPLMN list. The EHPLMN list may also contain the HPLMN code derived from the IMSI. If the HPLMN code derived from the IMSI is not present in the EHPLMN list then it shall be treated as a Visited PLMN for PLMN selection purposes.

[TS 23.122 clause 4.4.3.1]

At switch on, or following recovery from lack of coverage, the MS selects the registered PLMN or equivalent PLMN (if it is available) using all access technologies that the MS is capable of and if necessary (in the case of recovery from lack of coverage, see subclause 4.5.2) attempts to perform a Location Registration.

EXCEPTION: At switch on, if the MS is in manual mode and neither registered PLMN nor PLMN that is equivalent to it is available but EHPLMN is available, then instead of performing the manual network selection mode procedure of subclause 4.4.3.1.2 the MS may select and attempt registration on the highest priority EHPLMN. If the EHPLMN list is not available or is empty and the HPLMN is available, then the MS may select and attempt registration on the HPLMN. The MS shall remain in manual mode.

[TS 23.122 clause 4.4.3.1.2]

The MS indicates whether there are any PLMNs, which are available using all supported access technologies. This includes PLMNs in the "forbidden PLMNs" list, "forbidden PLMNs for GPRS service" list and PLMNs which only offer services not supported by the MS. An MS which supports GSM COMPACT shall also indicate GSM COMPACT PLMNs (which use PBCCH).

If displayed, PLMNs meeting the criteria above are presented in the following order:

i) either the HPLMN (if the EHPLMN list is not present or is empty) or, if one or more of the EHPLMNs are available then based on an optional data field on the SIM either only the highest priority available EHPLMN is to be presented to the user or all available EHPLMNs are presented to the user in priority order. If the data field is not present on the SIM, then only the highest priority available EHPLMN is presented;

ii) PLMN/access technology combinations contained in the " User Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology " data file in the SIM (in priority order);

iii) PLMN/access technology combinations contained in the "Operator Controlled PLMN Selector with Access Technology" data file in the SIM (in priority order);

iv) other PLMN/access technology combinations with received high quality signal in random order;

v) other PLMN/access technology combinations in order of decreasing signal quality.

6.1.1.9.3 Test description

6.1.1.9.3.1 Pre-test conditions

System Simulator:

– Cells 1, 2 and 4, as specified in TS 36.508 clause 4.4.1.2 are configured as shown in Table 6.1.1.9.3.1–1.

Table 6.1.1.9.3.1-1: PLMN identifiers

Cell

PLMN names

1

PLMN1 (during TC body);
PLMN4 (during preamble)

2

PLMN2

4

PLMN3

UE:

– The UE is in Manual PLMN selection mode.

– The UE is registered to PLMN4 before switch off.

– Two USIMs containing default values (as per TS 36.508) except for those listed in Table 6.1.1.9.3.1-2 and Table 6.1.1.9.3.1-3 will be used.

Table 6.1.1.9.3.1-2: USIM A configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFEPSLOCI

PLMN4

EFPLMNwAcT

Empty

EFIMSI

The HPLMN (MCC+MNC) of the IMSI is set to PLMN1.

EFUST

Service n°71 and n°74 are "available"

EFEHPLMN

1

2

PLMN2

PLMN1

Table 6.1.1.9.3.1-3: USIM B configuration

USIM field

Priority

Value

Access Technology Identifier

EFEPSLOCI

PLMN4

EFPLMNwAcT

Empty

EFIMSI

The HPLMN (MCC+MNC) of the IMSI is set to PLMN1.

EFUST

Service n°74 is "available"

EFEHPLMN

Empty

Preamble:

– The UE is in state Switched OFF (state 1) according to [18].

6.1.1.9.3.2 Test procedure sequence

Table 6.1.1.9.3.2–1 shows the cell configurations used during the test. Subsequent configuration marked “T1” and “T2” are applied at the points indicated in the Main behaviour description in Table 6.1.1.9.3.2-2. Cell powers are chosen for a serving cell and a non-suitable cell as defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1.

Table 6.1.1.9.3.2-1: Cell configuration changes over time

 

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Cell 2

Cell 4

Remarks

T1

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

-85

“Off”

Power level “Off” is defined in TS 36.508 Table 6.2.2.1-1

T2

RS EPRE

dBm/15kHz

-85

“Off”

-85

Table 6.1.1.9.3.2-2: Main behaviour

St

Procedure

Message Sequence

TP

Verdict

U – S

Message

1

The SS adjusts cell levels according to row T1 of table 6.1.1.9.3.2-1.

2

Power on the UE with USIM A inserted.

3

Check: Does the UE transmit an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 2?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

1

P

4

The SS transmits an RRCConnectionSetup.

<–

RRCConnectionSetup

5

Check; Does the UE transmit an RRCConnectionSetupComplete message indicating the EHPLMN (PLMN2)?

Note: this message contains an ATTACH REQUEST and a PDN CONNECTIVITY REQUEST message according to default message contents.

–>

RRCConnectionSetupComplete

1

P

6 – 18

Steps 5 to 17 of the registration procedure described in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.2.3 are performed on Cell 2.

NOTE: The UE performs registration with valid stored security context (see preamble) and the RRC connection is released.

19

Check: Is PLMN 2 indicated by the UE?

1

P

20

If possible switch off is performed or the USIM is removed, otherwise the power is removed.

EXCEPTION: Step 20B1 to 20 B4 describe behaviour that depends on the UE capability.

20A1-20A6

Void

20B1-20B4

If pc_SwitchOnOff or pc_USIM_Removal then switch off procedure defined in TS 36.523-3 Table 10.3.2.1-1 Steps 2a1-2a4 is performed.

21

The SS adjusts cell levels according to row T2 of table 6.1.1.9.3.2-1.

22

The UE is brought back to operation with USIM B inserted.

23

Check: Does the UE transmit an RRCConnectionRequest on Cell 1?

–>

RRCConnectionRequest

2

P

24 – 38

Steps 3 to 17 of the registration procedure described in TS 36.508 subclause 4.5.2.3 are performed on Cell 1.

39

Check: Is PLMN 1 indicated by the UE?

2

P

6.1.1.9.3.3 Specific message contents

None