WO2017191926A1 - Method and apparatus for changing connection state of terminal - Google Patents

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WO2017191926A1
WO2017191926A1 PCT/KR2017/004432 KR2017004432W WO2017191926A1 WO 2017191926 A1 WO2017191926 A1 WO 2017191926A1 KR 2017004432 W KR2017004432 W KR 2017004432W WO 2017191926 A1 WO2017191926 A1 WO 2017191926A1
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Abstract

The present embodiment relates to a control plane signaling method for decreasing signaling according to a change in the connection state of a terminal, and an apparatus therefor. More particularly, the present embodiment relates to a method and an apparatus for changing a connection state using a paging message by a terminal in a light connection state. An embodiment provides a method and apparatus for changing a connection state by a terminal, the method comprising steps of: receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message including indication information indicating state change into a light connection state from a base station; configuring the connection state of the terminal into the light connection state on the basis of the indication information; receiving a paging message for the terminal; and determining to change the connection state of the terminal on the basis of a terminal identification included in the paging message.

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Method of changing connection state of terminal and device

The present embodiment relates to a control plane signaling method and apparatus for reducing signaling according to a connection state change of a terminal. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and apparatus for changing a connection state by a terminal in a light connection state using a paging message.

As communication systems have evolved, consumers, such as businesses and individuals, have used a wide variety of wireless terminals. Mobile communication systems such as LTE (Long Term Evolution) and LTE-Advanced of the current 3GPP series are high-speed, high-capacity communication systems that can transmit and receive various data such as video and wireless data, beyond voice-oriented services. The development of technology capable of transferring large amounts of data is required.

In addition, due to an increase in terminals using machine type communication (hereinafter, referred to as "MTC" communication), data transmission and reception through a mobile communication system is rapidly increasing. Meanwhile, in case of MTC communication, it is necessary to periodically transmit and receive a small amount of data, and a low power low cost terminal may be used.

Therefore, a technique for transmitting and receiving data by a plurality of terminals is required while reducing power consumption.

In particular, in the case of a terminal transmitting a small amount of data periodically or aperiodically, it is necessary to change the RRC connection state in order to transmit a small amount of data. However, in order to change the RRC connection state by the conventional method, the data transmission / reception procedure of the terminal, the base station, the base station, and the core network is very complicated.

This transmission and reception procedure causes a relatively very high data load compared to a small amount of data to be transmitted by the terminal. That is, there is a problem that unnecessary data overload occurs in the RRC connection state change procedure for transmitting a small amount of data.

This problem will result in increasing the data load on the entire communication system as more terminals for periodically transmitting a small amount of data.

Therefore, according to such a change in the wireless communication environment, a study on a method and procedure for changing a specific terminal connection state capable of transmitting and receiving a small amount of data without seriously increasing the data load of the entire communication system is required. In addition, there is a need for a specific method for processing a paging message in a terminal connection state that reduces data load.

In the above-described background, an embodiment of the present invention adds a light connection state to an RRC connection and an RRC idle in addition to the RRC connection and RRC idle, thereby reducing the load of the entire communication system and speeding data transmission and reception. It is intended to propose a method and an apparatus for configuring to be made.

In addition, an embodiment is to propose a specific terminal operation when receiving a paging message from the base station when the terminal is in the light connection state.

According to an embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a method of changing a connection state of a terminal, wherein the RRC (Radio Resource Control) includes instruction information indicating a state change from a base station to a light connection state. ) Configuring the connection state of the terminal to the light connection state based on the step of receiving the message and the indication information, receiving the paging message for the terminal, and changing the connection state of the terminal based on the terminal identifier included in the paging message. It provides a method comprising the step of determining.

In addition, according to an embodiment of the present invention, in a method of controlling a connection state of a terminal, a base station transmits a radio resource control (RRC) message including indication information indicating a state change to a light connection state to a terminal. And changing the connection state of the terminal to the light connection state and transmitting a paging message including the terminal identifier to the terminal to trigger a change in the connection state of the terminal. All signaling radio bearers (SRBs) and data radio bearers (DRBs) are suspended, but the terminal context is provided.

In addition, according to an embodiment of the present invention, a terminal for changing a connection state includes: a receiving unit and indication information for receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message including indication information indicating a state change from a base station to a light connection state; And a control unit configured to configure the connection state of the terminal into a light connection state based on the receiving unit, wherein the receiving unit further receives a paging message for the terminal, and the control unit determines the connection state change of the terminal based on the terminal identifier included in the paging message. It provides a terminal device.

In addition, an embodiment of the present invention provides a base station for controlling a connection state of a terminal, including: a transmitter for transmitting a radio resource control (RRC) message including instruction information indicating a state change to a light connection state to a terminal; The control unit includes a control unit for changing the connection state of the terminal to the light connection state, wherein the control unit transmits a paging message including the terminal identifier to the terminal to trigger a connection state change of the terminal, the control unit is all signaling radio of the terminal The BS and the DRB (Data Radio Bearer) are stopped, but the terminal context is stored to provide a base station apparatus, characterized in that to change the connection state of the terminal to the light connection state.

The embodiments described above provide an effect of reducing the data load of the entire communication system by providing a reduced signaling procedure for a terminal that performs frequent connection state changes.

In addition, the present embodiments have the effect of eliminating the ambiguity of the paging message processing operation of the terminal by providing a specific method for processing the paging message when the terminal is in the light connection state.

1 is a diagram illustrating a specific procedure for changing the connection state of a conventional terminal by way of example.

2 is a flowchart illustrating an operation of a terminal according to an exemplary embodiment.

3 is a flowchart illustrating an operation of a base station according to an embodiment.

4 is a diagram illustrating a paging message processing procedure in a mobile situation of the terminal according to an embodiment.

5 is a diagram illustrating an example of a terminal configuration.

6 is a diagram illustrating a configuration of a base station according to an embodiment.

Hereinafter, some embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail through exemplary drawings. In adding reference numerals to the components of each drawing, it should be noted that the same reference numerals are assigned to the same components as much as possible even though they are shown in different drawings. In addition, in describing the present invention, when it is determined that the detailed description of the related well-known configuration or function may obscure the gist of the present invention, the detailed description thereof will be omitted.

In the present specification, the MTC terminal may mean a terminal supporting low cost (or low complexity) or a terminal supporting coverage enhancement. In the present specification, the MTC terminal may mean a terminal supporting low cost (or low complexity) and coverage enhancement. Alternatively, in the present specification, the MTC terminal may mean a terminal defined in a specific category for supporting low cost (or low complexity) and / or coverage enhancement.

In other words, in the present specification, the MTC terminal may mean a newly defined 3GPP Release-13 low cost (or low complexity) UE category / type for performing LTE-based MTC related operations. Alternatively, in the present specification, the MTC terminal supports enhanced coverage compared to the existing LTE coverage, or supports UE category / type defined in the existing 3GPP Release-12 or lower, or newly defined Release-13 low cost (or lower power consumption). low complexity) can mean UE category / type.

The wireless communication system in the present invention is widely deployed to provide various communication services such as voice, packet data, and the like. The wireless communication system includes a user equipment (UE) and a base station (base station, BS, or eNB). In the present specification, a user terminal is a generic concept meaning a terminal in wireless communication. In addition, user equipment (UE) in WCDMA, LTE, and HSPA, as well as mobile station (MS) in GSM, user terminal (UT), and SS It should be interpreted as a concept that includes a subscriber station, a wireless device, and the like.

A base station or a cell generally refers to a station that communicates with a user terminal, and includes a Node-B, an evolved Node-B, an Sector, a Site, and a BTS. Other terms such as a base transceiver system, an access point, a relay node, a remote radio head (RRH), a radio unit (RU), and a small cell may be called.

In other words, in the present specification, a base station or a cell is a generic meaning indicating some areas or functions covered by a base station controller (BSC) in CDMA, a Node-B in WCDMA, an eNB or a sector (site) in LTE, and the like. It should be interpreted as, and it is meant to cover all the various coverage areas such as megacell, macrocell, microcell, picocell, femtocell and relay node, RRH, RU, small cell communication range.

Since the various cells listed above have a base station for controlling each cell, the base station may be interpreted in two senses. i) the device providing the megacell, the macrocell, the microcell, the picocell, the femtocell, the small cell in relation to the wireless area, or ii) the wireless area itself. In i) all devices which provide a given wireless area are controlled by the same entity or interact with each other to cooperatively configure the wireless area to direct the base station. The eNB, RRH, antenna, RU, LPN, point, transmit / receive point, transmit point, receive point, and the like, according to the configuration of the radio region, become an embodiment of the base station. In ii), the base station may indicate the radio area itself to receive or transmit a signal from the viewpoint of the user terminal or the position of a neighboring base station.

Therefore, megacells, macrocells, microcells, picocells, femtocells, small cells, RRHs, antennas, RUs, low power nodes (LPNs), points, eNBs, transmission / reception points, transmission points, and reception points are collectively referred to as base stations. do.

In the present specification, the user terminal and the base station are two transmitting and receiving entities used to implement the technology or technical idea described in this specification in a comprehensive sense and are not limited by the terms or words specifically referred to. The user terminal and the base station are two types of uplink or downlink transmitting / receiving subjects used to implement the technology or the technical idea described in the present invention, and are used in a generic sense and are not limited by the terms or words specifically referred to. Here, the uplink (Uplink, UL, or uplink) refers to a method for transmitting and receiving data to the base station by the user terminal, the downlink (Downlink, DL, or downlink) means to transmit and receive data to the user terminal by the base station It means the way.

There is no limitation on the multiple access scheme applied to the wireless communication system. Various multiple access techniques such as Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA), Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA), Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), OFDM-FDMA, OFDM-TDMA, OFDM-CDMA Can be used. One embodiment of the present invention can be applied to resource allocation in the fields of asynchronous wireless communication evolving to LTE and LTE-advanced through GSM, WCDMA, HSPA, and synchronous wireless communication evolving to CDMA, CDMA-2000 and UMB. The present invention should not be construed as being limited or limited to a specific wireless communication field, but should be construed as including all technical fields to which the spirit of the present invention can be applied.

The uplink transmission and the downlink transmission may use a time division duplex (TDD) scheme that is transmitted using different times, or may use a frequency division duplex (FDD) scheme that is transmitted using different frequencies.

In addition, in a system such as LTE and LTE-advanced, a standard is configured by configuring uplink and downlink based on one carrier or a pair of carriers. The uplink and the downlink include a Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH), a Physical Control Format Indicator CHannel (PCFICH), a Physical Hybrid ARQ Indicator CHannel (PHICH), a Physical Uplink Control CHannel (PUCCH), an Enhanced Physical Downlink Control CHannel (EPDCCH), and the like. Control information is transmitted through the same control channel, and data is configured by a data channel such as a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) and a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH).

On the other hand, control information may also be transmitted using an enhanced PDCCH (EPDCCH or extended PDCCH).

In the present specification, a cell means a component carrier having a coverage of a signal transmitted from a transmission / reception point or a signal transmitted from a transmission point or a transmission / reception point, and the transmission / reception point itself. Can be.

A wireless communication system to which embodiments are applied may be a coordinated multi-point transmission / reception system (CoMP system) or a coordinated multi-antenna transmission scheme in which two or more transmission / reception points cooperate to transmit a signal. antenna transmission system), a cooperative multi-cell communication system. The CoMP system may include at least two multiple transmission / reception points and terminals.

The multiple transmit / receive point is at least one having a base station or a macro cell (hereinafter referred to as an eNB) and a high transmission power or a low transmission power in a macro cell region, which is wired controlled by an optical cable or an optical fiber to the eNB. May be RRH.

In the following, downlink refers to a communication or communication path from a multiple transmission / reception point to a terminal, and uplink refers to a communication or communication path from a terminal to multiple transmission / reception points. In downlink, a transmitter may be part of multiple transmission / reception points, and a receiver may be part of a terminal. In uplink, a transmitter may be part of a terminal, and a receiver may be part of multiple transmission / reception points.

Hereinafter, a situation in which a signal is transmitted and received through a channel such as a PUCCH, a PUSCH, a PDCCH, an EPDCCH, and a PDSCH may be described in the form of 'sending and receiving a PUCCH, a PUSCH, a PDCCH, an EPDCCH, and a PDSCH.'

In addition, hereinafter, a description of transmitting or receiving a PDCCH or transmitting or receiving a signal through the PDCCH may be used as a meaning including transmitting or receiving an EPDCCH or transmitting or receiving a signal through the EPDCCH.

That is, the physical downlink control channel described below may mean PDCCH or EPDCCH, and may also be used to include both PDCCH and EPDCCH.

In addition, for convenience of description, the EPDCCH, which is an embodiment of the present invention, may be applied to the portion described as the PDCCH, and the EPDCCH may be applied to the portion described as the EPDCCH as an embodiment of the present invention.

Meanwhile, high layer signaling described below includes RRC signaling for transmitting RRC information including an RRC parameter.

The eNB performs downlink transmission to the terminals. The eNB includes downlink control information and an uplink data channel (eg, a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), which is a primary physical channel for unicast transmission, and scheduling required to receive the PDSCH. For example, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) for transmitting scheduling grant information for transmission on a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) may be transmitted. Hereinafter, the transmission and reception of signals through each channel will be described in the form of transmission and reception of the corresponding channel.

Connection state transition procedure of terminal

In the conventional mobile communication technology, the terminal and the network state are divided into a terminal idle state and a connected state. The terminal and the network state are consistent. For example, states in the wireless network (E-UTRAN) and the core network (for example, the RRC state and the ECM state) coincide. That is, when the UE transitions to the RRC-IDLE state, the UE enters the ECM-IDLE state. When the UE transitions to the RRC-CONNECTED state, the UE enters the ECM-CONNECTED state. According to the terminal state, in order to transmit data, the terminal in the idle state has to perform a complicated signaling process as shown in FIG. 1. In particular, when a terminal transmits a small amount of data, it becomes a large overhead.

1 is a diagram illustrating a specific procedure for changing the connection state of a conventional terminal by way of example.

Referring to FIG. 1, the terminal 100 transmits a random access preamble to the base station 110 in order to transmit data by transitioning from the RRC idle state to the RRC connected state (S100). Thereafter, the terminal 100 receives a random access response from the base station 110 (S101), and requests the base station 110 to reset the RRC connection (S102).

The base station 110 sets up the RRC connection setup to the terminal 100 (S103), and the terminal 100 reports completion (S104).

When the RRC connection setup is completed to the terminal 100, the base station 110 transmits an initial terminal message to the MME 120 to request a service (S105). The MME 120 requests the base station 110 for initial context setup (S107). Between steps S105 and S107, the base station 110 may set a measurement configuration by transmitting an RRC connection reconfiguration message to the terminal 100 (S106). When the measurement configuration is completed, the terminal 100 transmits an RRC connection reconfiguration message to the base station 110 (S108).

The base station 110 transmits a secure mode command to the terminal 100 (S109), and receives a response thereto (S110).

Thereafter, the base station 110 transmits an RRC connection reconfiguration message for radio bearer setup to the terminal 100 (S111), and receives a response thereto (S112). The base station 110 transmits a response to the initial context setup to the MME 120 (S113), and the MME 120 transmits a bearer modification request to the gateway 130 (S114).

The terminal 100 transmits a UDP / IP packet to the base station 110 (S115), and the base station 110 transmits the packet to the gateway 130 (S116). The gateway 130 transmits a response to the bearer modification to the MME 120 (S117), and transmits a UDP / IP packet response to the base station 110 (S118). The base station 110 transmits the packet to the terminal 100 (S119).

Through this procedure, the terminal 100 delivers the packet to the core network.

Thereafter, the terminal 100 transmits a measurement report to the base station 120 at the periodic or event occurrence according to the measurement configuration (S120). The base station 120 determines whether to release the terminal 100 based on the measurement report or the deactivation timer (S121). If the RRC connection release of the terminal 100 is determined, the base station 110 requests the terminal context release to the MME 120 (S122). The MME 120 commands the terminal context release to the base station 110 (S123), and the base station 110 instructs the terminal 100 to release the RRC connection accordingly (S124).

After the base station 110 releases the RRC connection of the terminal 100, the base station 110 transmits a response to the MME 120 (S125).

Through this procedure, the RRC connection terminal may transition to the RRC idle state.

As described above, in the prior art, a plurality of signaling procedures are required between the terminal and the base station, the base station, and the core network in order for the terminal to transition from the RRC idle state to the RRC connected state or from the RRC connected state to the RRC idle state. In this procedure, when the UE periodically transmits a small amount of data, overhead occurs continuously. On the other hand, in order to reduce the overhead due to the state transition, the terminal can be kept connected, but in this case, even when there is no data transmission, the network state must be periodically measured according to the measurement configuration, and the unnecessary power such as reporting the measurement result. Consumption may be caused. In addition, when maintaining the RRC connection state, there is a problem in that the handover signaling overhead increases according to the movement of the terminal.

Link State Transition Procedure for NB-IoT Terminals

The narrow band IoT terminal is operated in a fixed state and may be installed at a specific location or located within a specific range. Due to this characteristic, the NB-IoT terminal and the base station support the Suspend / Resume procedure. In the RRC connection release message, the base station may request that the terminal maintains an AS context in the RRC_IDLE state. When the terminal receives the RRC connection release message including the RRC suspend information and transitions to the RRC IDLE state (or before the base station sends the message to the terminal), the base station sends an S1 message requesting the state transition of the terminal to the core network. Send ECM IDLE state.

The RRC connection resume procedure is used for an RRC Connected transition in RRC IDLE where information previously stored in the terminal and the base station is used to resume the RRC connection. When the UE transitions to the RRC Connected state by initiating the RRC connection resume procedure (after the base station sends the RRC connection resume message to the UE), the base station sends an S1 message to the core network requesting the state transition of the UE to the ECM CONNECTED state. Enter

However, even in this case, the RRC connection state and the ECM connection state are made the same, and thus there is a problem in that unnecessary overhead is generated between the base station and the core network. That is, as described above, in the conventional mobile communication technology, there is a signaling overhead problem due to a state transition, and the suspend / resume procedure for the fixed location terminal that can reduce the problem can be applied only to the NB-IoT terminal. . Accordingly, when the terminal leaves the cell (or base station) provided with the previously stored AS context, the terminal had to perform a service request procedure as shown in FIG. 1 to transmit the uplink data. In addition, since the UE transitions from the Suspend state to the Resume state is the same as the transition between the IDLE state and the CONNECTED state, there is a problem of continuously inducing core network signaling (S1 signaling).

In order to solve this problem, a specific procedure of shifting only the wireless network connection state without core network signaling is proposed.

In the prior art, the terminal and the base station have a core network because a state of a wireless network connection has occurred based on signaling and user data generated at an upper layer (eg, Non Access Stratum, IP, GTP, etc.) of an AS (Access Stratum). In order to shift only the wireless network connection state without signaling, a specific operation procedure is required.

In addition, when only the network connection state is changed without the core network signaling, the incoming data for the corresponding terminal may not be properly received. As a solution to this problem, a method of triggering paging itself in a wireless network can be considered, but this method has not been suggested. In particular, paging according to the prior art is triggered through the core network. Therefore, a method of triggering paging in a wireless network may have a problem in that it cannot sufficiently provide a paging function triggered through the core network.

In the conventional mobile communication technology, there is a signaling overhead problem due to a state transition. In the case of the Suspend / Resume procedure that can reduce this, core network signaling (S1 signaling) could not be reduced. In order to solve this problem, a method of transitioning only the wireless network connection state without core network signaling can be considered, but there is no specific method. In particular, when only the network connection state is changed without the core network signaling, the incoming data for the corresponding terminal cannot be properly received. To solve this problem, there is no specific method of triggering paging in the wireless network. In particular, the method of triggering paging in the wireless network has a problem that it is not possible to provide enough paging function triggered through the core network.

The present embodiment devised to solve the above-described problem is to propose a specific method of a terminal and a base station for performing a wireless network state transition without accompanying core network signaling to reduce core network signaling overhead. Another object of the present invention is to provide a method and apparatus for effectively processing incoming data for a terminal performing a wireless network state transition without accompanying core network signaling. Another object of the present invention is to provide a method for effectively operating in consideration of a terminal situation when a terminal receives a paging message.

Embodiments described below may be applied to a terminal using any mobile communication technology. For example, the present embodiments may be applied to next generation mobile communication (eg, 5G mobile communication) terminals as well as mobile communication terminals to which LTE technology is applied. For convenience of description, the base station may refer to an eNode-B of LTE / E-UTRAN, and the base station (CU, DU, or CU) in a 5G wireless network in which a central unit (CU) and a distribution unit (DU) are separated from each other. DU may represent an entity implemented as one logical entity).

How to perform state transition of wireless network without core network signaling

In order to reduce signaling due to a state transition of the terminal, the base station maintains a connection between the base station and the core network (for example, an S1 connection in LTE or an interface connection between the base station and the core network entity in 5G) to the terminal. Some or all of the UE's operation in the RRC idle state (eg, cell reselection, paging, radio resource release / suspend / suspend, some radio resource maintenance / standby) to consume terminal power similar to the idle state. Can be instructed to perform

For convenience of description, in the present specification, a state in which a part or all operations of an RRC idle state is performed in a state in which a control plane or a user plane connection is maintained on a base station and a core network interface with respect to a terminal is represented as a light connection state. The light connection state includes a new RRC state, a substate of an RRC connection, a terminal mobility providing connection state, a wireless network paging state, a connection waiting state, an RRC idle state maintaining an S1 connection, an RRC idle state maintaining a core network connection, and an S1 connection. It may be referred to in various terms such as a standby state, a light connection state, and there is no limitation on the name.

Further, in the light connection state, when the base station instructs to switch the RRC connected terminal to the light connection state, it is possible not to send a terminal context release request message to the core network. That is, signaling for releasing the connection on the interface between the core network and the base station is not performed. Or (S1) connection on the interface between the core network and the base station is maintained. For reference, in the related art, when the base station releases the RRC connection state to the terminal, the base station sends a terminal context release request message to request the MME to release the logical S1 connection associated with the terminal.

As described above, in the present specification, the connection state of the newly defined terminal is described as a light connection state, but as described above, the light connection state is a state of the RRC idle state while the base station and the core network connection to the terminal are maintained. The present invention corresponds to an exemplary name indicating a state of performing some operations, but the present invention is not limited to the corresponding name.

Hereinafter, a state transition of the terminal to the light connection state and a paging message processing method of the terminal in the light connection state according to the present embodiment will be described with reference to the drawings.

2 is a flowchart illustrating an operation of a terminal according to an exemplary embodiment.

Referring to FIG. 2, the terminal for changing a connection state performs a step of receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message including indication information indicating a state change from a base station to a light connection state (S210). ). Instruction information for instructing to change the connection state of the terminal to the light connection state may be transmitted by the base station. For example, the indication information may be included in the RRC connection release message. As another example, the indication information may be included in the RRC connection reconfiguration message. When the indication information is received, the terminal should perform an operation for changing the connection state of the terminal and the base station to the light connection state.

Meanwhile, the base station needs to know whether the corresponding terminal supports the light connection state. To this end, before step S210, the terminal may transmit the terminal capability information to the base station to inform whether the terminal supports the light connection state.

In addition, the terminal performs the step of configuring the connection state of the terminal to the light connection state based on the indication information (S220). For example, when the terminal receives indication information indicating a state change to the light connection state from the base station, the terminal stops all SRBs and DRBs for the base station. However, unlike the RRC idle state, the terminal may store the terminal context. In this case, the base station also stores the terminal context for the terminal. Through this, when the UE in the light connection state transitions to the RRC connection state, the UE and the base station may perform fast data transmission and reception using the stored UE context again. In addition, the UE in the write connection state may perform a cell reselection operation instead of handover. That is, since the RRC connection of the terminal is similar to the released state with the base station, when the terminal is moved, the terminal may perform a procedure of reselecting a cell.

The terminal performs a step of receiving a paging message for the terminal (S230).

The paging message for the terminal in the light connection state may be a paging message triggered by the core network or a RAN initiated paging message. The RAN initiation paging message refers to a paging message triggered at a base station or a base station RRC layer, not a paging message triggered by a core network or a core network upper layer (eg, Non Access Stratum).

Meanwhile, the paging message may include a terminal identifier. The terminal identifier may be one of a first terminal identifier assigned by an upper layer (eg, Non Access Stratum) of the terminal and a second terminal identifier assigned by the base station.

The terminal performs a step of determining a connection state change of the terminal based on the terminal identifier included in the paging message (S240). For example, when a terminal receives a paging message, the terminal extracts a terminal identifier of the paging message, compares the extracted terminal identifier with a terminal identifier previously stored in the terminal, and changes the connection state of the terminal according to the result. You can decide.

For example, if the terminal identifier included in the paging message matches the first terminal identifier assigned by the upper layer of the terminal, the terminal may determine the connection state change of the terminal to the RRC IDLE state. As another example, if the terminal identifier included in the paging message coincides with the second terminal identifier assigned by the base station, the terminal may determine to change the connection state to the RRC connection state.

Meanwhile, the first terminal identifier may be an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) or a SAE-Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity (S-TMSI). The second terminal identifier may include base station identification information and information for identifying a terminal context allocated by the base station.

As such, when the paging message is received, the terminal in the light connection state may change the connection state of the terminal to either IDLE or connection state according to which identifier the terminal identifier of the received paging message matches.

3 is a flowchart illustrating an operation of a base station according to an embodiment.

Referring to FIG. 3, the base station controlling the connection state of the terminal performs a step of transmitting a radio resource control (RRC) message including indication information indicating a state change to a light connection state to the terminal. (S310). For example, the indication information may be included in the RRC connection release message and transmitted. The base station needs to know whether the terminal supports the light connection state. To this end, before step S310, the base station may receive the terminal capability information from the terminal to confirm whether the terminal supports the light connection state.

The base station changes the connection state of the terminal to the light connection state (S320). For example, the base station stops all SRBs and DRBs for the terminal when the terminal transitions to the right connection state. However, unlike the RRC idle state, the base station may store the terminal context of the terminal. Through this, when the UE in the light connection state transitions to the RRC connection state, the UE and the base station may perform fast data transmission and reception using the stored UE context again.

The base station transmits a paging message including the terminal identifier to the terminal to trigger a connection state change of the terminal (S330). The base station may transmit a paging message to the terminal in the light connection state. For example, the paging message may be a paging message triggered in the core network, or may be a RAN initiated paging message.

The terminal identifier included in the paging message may be any one of a first terminal identifier assigned by an upper layer (eg, Non Access Stratum) of the terminal and a second terminal identifier assigned by the base station. For example, the first terminal identifier may be an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) or a SAE-Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity (S-TMSI). The second terminal identifier may include base station identification information and information for identifying a terminal context allocated by the base station.

As described above, when the paging message includes the first terminal identifier, the connection state of the terminal may be changed to the RRC IDLE state. On the contrary, when the paging message includes the second terminal identifier, the connection state of the terminal may be changed to the RRC connection state.

On the other hand, the base station may further perform the step of receiving the paging information for the paging message transmission from the core network control plane entity (S300). In FIG. 3, the step S300 is described as being performed before the step S310, but the step S300 may be transmitted at various times as necessary before transmitting the paging message in step S330. That is, the base station may receive paging information from the core network control plane entity before transmitting the paging message to the terminal.

For example, the core network control plane entity may be an MME. The MME may deliver paging information required by the base station to the base station to transmit the paging message to the terminal. For example, the paging information may be received in an initial context setup request message. As another example, the paging information may include one or more of paging DRX, UE identification index, and cell area information.

The base station may transmit a paging message to the terminal in the light connection state using the paging information.

In the above description, a specific method of changing the state of the terminal to the light connection state by the instruction of the base station, a paging message transmission procedure for the terminal in the light connection state, and a method of changing the terminal connection state according to the reception of the paging message have been described in detail.

Hereinafter, detailed embodiments of each procedure will be described in more detail with respect to a specific procedure for the terminal to perform a state transition to the light connection state and to receive and process a paging message in the light connection state.

Embodiment for transmitting whether the terminal supports the light connection

The base station should accurately recognize the capability of the terminal (hereinafter, referred to as UE or terminal for convenience of description, which may mean a 5G terminal as well as an LTE terminal) in order to provide a proper configuration to the terminal. RRC signaling carries AS capabilities and NAS signaling carries NAS capabilities. The core network control plane entity (for example, MME, hereinafter referred to as core network control plane entity as MME) stores UE capabilities (or terminal capability consisting of UE Radio Access Capability and UE Core Network Capability).

For example, UE Core Network Capability may be indicated by the UE through NAS signaling (attach procedure, etc.). As another example for this purpose, UE Radio Access Capability may be delivered from the terminal to the base station using the UE capability transfer procedure and may be delivered through the S1 interface. As another example for this purpose, the UE Radio Access Capability may be indicated by the terminal to the MME through NAS signaling (attach procedure, etc.) and delivered to the base station through the S1 interface.

If available, the MME transmits UE Radio Access Capability to the base station whenever the UE enters RRC Connected. For example, the MME may transmit UE radio capability to the base station through an S1 Initial context setup request message.

The base station may request UE capability information from the terminal if necessary. For example, after the handover is completed, the base station may obtain UE capability information from the terminal using a UE capability transfer procedure and then transfer it to the MME.

For example, information for indicating that the write connection is supported may be defined in UE capability information (eg, UE radio capability information). As another example, the information indicating that the write connection is supported may be defined by modifying / extending UE capability information for NB-IoT suspend / resume (or AS context caching).

The base station may receive information for indicating that the terminal supports the write connection by using the above-described methods.

Example of Changing the Connection State to the Light Connection State

As described above, the base station may determine whether the corresponding terminal supports the write connection using the terminal capability information. If necessary, the base station may transmit the indication information for changing to the light connection state to the connection state of the terminal.

Hereinafter, an embodiment in which the base station delivers indication information and an embodiment in which the terminal configures a light connection state will be described by dividing each embodiment. Each embodiment can be performed individually or in combination.

1) Define a new release cause in the RRC Connection Release message and indicate it.

When the base station recognizes that the terminal supports the write connection, the base station may transmit to the terminal an RRC connection release message indicating the release of the write connection (releasecause).

Upon receiving the RRC connection release message indicating the cause of the light connection, the terminal may perform an operation for the light connection state.

The terminal operation for the write connection state indicates that one or more of the following operations are performed.

Terminal context storage

-Stores the terminal information on the light connection status

Perform some or all operations (eg, cell reselection, paging, radio resource release / suspend / suspend) of the RRC IDLE terminal;

1-1) Embodiment of Processing Without Instructing Light Connection Status to Upper Layer

The UE that has received the RRC connection release message indicating the cause of the light connection to release the light connection state to a higher layer to hide a state transition to a higher layer (NAS: Non Access Stratum and / or a user plane radio bearer higher layer). May not be indicated. In this case, the upper layer cannot distinguish between the light connection states.

As an example, when outgoing data (MO data) to be transmitted in the light connection state is generated, the data is transferred to the PDCP buffer mapped to the bearer in consideration of the RRC connected state. If a radio resource suspend operation is performed according to the light connection state transition and the PDCP entity is suspend, data transmission cannot be performed. Therefore, if the terminal receiving the RRC connection release message indicating the cause of the release of the light connection does not indicate the state of the light connection to the upper layer, the PDCP must be maintained in the light connection state (or the PDCP must be kept the same as the connection state). do). When data is received in the PDCP buffer, it must be able to initiate a transition to the RRC connection. For example, when the terminal receives the PDCP SDU from the PDCP entity in the light connection state, the UE may request a transition from the light connection state to the connected state in the RRC.

As another example, when outgoing signaling (for example, MO signaling and NAS signaling) to be transmitted in the write connection state occurs, the UL Information Transfer RRC message may be transmitted to the base station in consideration of the RRC connected state. Since the UE RRC entity may know that the UE is in the light connection state, when an outgoing signaling (for example, MO signaling or NAS signaling) to be transmitted may occur, the UE may initiate a transition to the RRC connection state.

1-2) An embodiment of indicating a light connection state to an upper layer and switching only the RRC connection state

Upon receiving the RRC connection release message indicating the cause of the release of the light connection, the UE may indicate the light connection state to a higher layer. In this case, the upper layer may distinguish the light connection state.

For example, when outgoing data (MO data) to be transmitted in the light connection state occurs, the upper layer (eg, NAS) of the terminal may not trigger the service request procedure. When sending data (MO data) occurs in the light connection state (pending data to be sent), the RRC connection in the light connection state to the lower layer (eg RRC) of the upper layer (eg, NAS or IP) of the terminal. The transition to the state can be indicated. The RRC may initiate a transition from the light connection state to the RRC connected state when receiving a transition indication from the upper layer to the RRC connected state. Even if the transition from the higher layer to the RRC connected state is not instructed, the RRC may detect the origination data generation at the upper layer and initiate the transition from the light connection state to the RRC connected state.

As another example, when outgoing signaling (eg, MO signaling or NAS signaling) to be transmitted in the light connection state occurs, the upper layer (eg, NAS) of the terminal may not trigger a service request procedure. When outgoing signaling to be transmitted in the light connection state occurs, the upper layer (eg, NAS) of the terminal may indicate a transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state to the lower layer (eg, RRC). The RRC may initiate a transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state when receiving a transition indication from the upper layer to the RRC connection state in the light connection state. That is, upon receiving a transition indication from the upper layer to the connected state in the light connection state on the RRC, the RRC may initiate the transition from the light connection state to the connected state.

When the UE initiates the transition to the RRC connected state by receiving a transition indication from the upper layer to the connected state in the light connection state, the terminal transmits corresponding NAS signaling information (eg, the transition indication to the light connection state) to the base station. There is no need to pass it through to the core network.

1-3) An embodiment of indicating a light connection state to an upper layer and performing an upper layer procedure

Upon receiving the RRC connection release message indicating the cause of the release of the light connection, the UE may indicate the light connection state to a higher layer. In this case, the upper layer may distinguish the light connection state.

As an example, when outgoing data (MO data) to be transmitted in the light connection state is generated, an upper layer (eg, NAS) of the terminal may trigger a service request procedure.

As another example, when outgoing data (MO data) to be transmitted in the light connection state occurs, an upper layer (eg, NAS) of the terminal may trigger a NAS procedure (eg, an attach procedure or a TAU procedure).

As another example, when outgoing data (MO data) to be transmitted in the light connection state occurs, the upper layer (eg, NAS) of the terminal may trigger a new NAS procedure for transitioning from the light connection state to the RRC connection state. .

When initiating the above-described NAS procedure (one of a service request procedure, an attach procedure, a TAU procedure, and a new NAS procedure) from an upper layer, the UE may recognize that the RRC is in the light connection state, and thus the UE is in the RRC connection state in the light connection state. The transition to the furnace can be performed. For example, the above-described NAS procedure may be performed between the terminal and the core network entity. As another example, the above-described NAS procedure may not be performed between the terminal and the core network entity, and only a transition to the RRC connection state may occur, and then the RRC may respond to the NAS. For example, only the transition to the RRC connection state is performed, and the terminal does not need to transmit corresponding NAS signaling information (eg, a transition indication to the light connection state) through the base station to the core network.

2) Write to RRC Connection Reconfiguration message Connection  How to define by pointing to information

When the base station recognizes that the terminal supports the write connection, the base station may define information for indicating the write connection in the RRC connection reconfiguration message and indicate it to the terminal.

Upon receiving the RRC connection reconfiguration message indicating the right connection, the UE may perform an operation for the right connection state.

The terminal operation for the write connection state indicates that one or more of the following operations are performed.

Terminal context storage

-Stores the terminal information on the light connection status

Perform some or all of the operations of the RRC IDLE terminal (eg, one or more of cell reselection, paging, and suspend of radio resources);

On the other hand, the base station may include additional configuration information for instructing the terminal further detailed operation in the light connection state.

If the terminal receives the RRC Connection Reconfiguration message indicating the write connection state and suspends radio resources according to the indication information, the terminal cannot transmit the RRC Connection Reconfiguration Complete message to the base station. For example, if the SRB for delivering the RRC message is suspend, the RRC signaling cannot be delivered. Alternatively, if the MAC is reset or if the radio configuration information of the cell is suspend, the RRC connection reconfiguration confirmation message cannot be delivered to the base station.

2-1) light Connection  Directing RRC Connection Reconfiguration Reconstruction check for messages  An embodiment that does not send a message

For example, the terminal that has received the RRC connection reconfiguration message including information for indicating the right connection may not transmit the RRC connection reconfiguration confirmation message to the base station.

2-2) light Connection  An embodiment of sending a reconfiguration confirmation message and transitioning to a light connection upon receiving an indicating RRC connection reconfiguration message

For example, the terminal that receives the RRC connection reconfiguration message including information for indicating the light connection may first respond to the RRC connection reconfiguration confirmation message to the base station and then apply the light connection.

2-3) An embodiment of transition to the light connection through a new RRC connection configuration message that is distinct from the RRC connection reconfiguration message

For example, the information for indicating the write connection may be received through a downlink RRC message distinguished from the RRC connection reconfiguration message. This downlink RRC message may be defined as a message that does not require a success or confirmation message. The terminal may enter the light connection state by receiving this downlink message.

The terminal does not need to deliver an acknowledgment or failure message for this downlink RRC message to the base station.

2-4) light Connection  An embodiment of supporting some communication functions when receiving an indication of an RRC connection reconfiguration message and applying the corresponding operation

For example, when a terminal receiving an RRC connection reconfiguration message including information for indicating a light connection transitions to a light connection state, a function for performing an operation for indicating an RRC connection reconfiguration confirmation message to a base station (for example, , L2 entity, MAC maintenance) can be maintained until a certain time or until a certain criterion is satisfied.

2-5) light Connection  Receive an indicating RRC Connection Reconfiguration message and leave a timer when applying the action to write when the timer expires By connection  Example of switching

For example, a terminal that receives an RRC connection reconfiguration message including information for indicating a light connection may operate a timer for transitioning to a light connection. When the terminal receives the RRC connection reconfiguration message including information for indicating the right connection, the terminal starts the timer. When the timer expires, it transitions to the light connection. The terminal may transmit an RRC connection reconfiguration confirmation message to the base station until the timer expires.

As described above, the base station transmits the indication information to the terminal through the RRC message, the terminal may configure the light connection based on the indication information.

Terminal Paging Embodiment

As described above, the terminal may change the connection state of the terminal by receiving a paging message. For example, the terminal in the light connection state may perform a state transition to the RRC connected state or the RRC idle state according to the type of the terminal identifier of the paging message. Accordingly, a terminal paging method for a write connection terminal is proposed.

4 is a diagram illustrating a paging message processing procedure in a mobile situation of the terminal according to an embodiment.

Referring to FIG. 4, the terminal 400 and the anchor base station 420 may configure a light connection state (S410). For example, in the above-described method, the anchor base station 420 may instruct the terminal 400 to change the state to the light connection state. In this case, the terminal 400 configures a light connection state with the anchor base station 420. In the present specification, a base station indicating a connection state of a terminal as a light connection state is described as an anchor base station or a base station (which is generally described as a base station when the movement of the terminal is not assumed), and when the terminal moves, the cell A base station that is selected by the reselection operation and establishes a connection with a terminal after moving is referred to as a serving base station.

The write connection state terminal 400 may perform a cell reselection operation according to the movement (S420). The terminal 400 needs to update information on cell reselection by performing a mobility operation through cell reselection rather than handover. Therefore, the terminal 400 may perform an update process according to the cell reselection with the serving base station 410 (S430).

The serving base station 410 shares information (eg, paging information) obtained in the process of updating with the terminal 400 with the anchor base station 420 (S440). Through this, the anchor base station 420 may check which cell the terminal 400 is located to process the paging message.

When the terminal 400 is in the light connection state, a connection (eg, S1 connection) is maintained between the core network CN and the wireless network RAN. Therefore, when the downlink data arrives, the core network transmits the data to the anchor base station 420 (S450).

The anchor base station 420 performs a paging procedure when downlink data arrives from the core network. For example, the anchor base station 420 transfers paging to the serving base station 410 where the terminal 400 is located according to the cell reselection (S460), and the serving base station 410 transmits the paging message to the terminal 400. do.

When the terminal 400 receives the paging message and changes the connection state to the RRC connection state, the terminal 400 transmits an RRC connection resumption message to the serving base station 410 (S480). Through this, the connection state of the terminal 400 may be changed from the light connection state to the RRC connection state.

As such, when the light connection state terminal moves, if the light connection state terminal does not update the position of the terminal to the base station, the base station may not know in which cell the terminal is located.

Therefore, when downlink data arrives at the anchor base station, the anchor base station performs paging to the terminal before transmitting the data (user data or signaling data) transmitted to the anchor base station instructing the terminal to transition to the light connection state. It is necessary to allow the terminal to transition to the RRC connection state.

The base station may perform paging by using the following detailed embodiments individually or in combination.

1) Example of Requesting Paging Through Core Network

In the right connection state, the core network cannot know that the terminal is in the light connection state, and considers that the terminal is in the connected state as the S1 connection is maintained. Therefore, when there is a signaling message to be transmitted to the terminal by the core network entity, the core network entity delivers downlink data to the anchor base station.

For example, when the anchor base station receives a downlink NAS message (eg, a DOWNLINK NAS TRANSPORT message) from the control plane core network entity (eg, MME), the anchor base station may request paging to the MME.

The MME initiates a paging procedure to perform paging to the terminal.

When the light connection state terminal receives the paging, the RRC connection resume operation (for example, transmitting an RRC connection resume message) is performed to transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state.

If, when the terminal has performed the RRC connection resumption to transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state (hereinafter referred to as the serving base station for convenience of explanation) is not the anchor base station, the serving base station is a terminal contact from the anchor base station You can query / fetch / interrogate the disk to transition to an RRC connection. The serving base station may establish a connection with the anchor base station. When a connection is established between the anchor base station and the serving base station, the anchor base station forwards the downlink NAS message to the serving base station. The serving base station delivers this to the terminal.

The serving base station, which has performed the RRC connection resumption to transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state by paging, may transmit a confirmation message about the paging success to the core network entity.

As another example, when the anchor base station receives downlink data from the user plane core network entity (eg, Serving GW), the anchor base station may request paging to the MME.

The MME initiates a paging procedure to perform paging to the terminal.

When the light connection state terminal receives the paging, the RRC connection resume operation (for example, transmitting an RRC connection resume message) is performed to transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state.

If the serving base station for which the terminal performs the RRC connection resumption to transition from the light connection state to the RRC connected state is not the anchor base station, the serving base station receives the terminal context from the anchor base station / fetch / interrogate and returns to the RRC connected state. You can transition. The serving base station may establish a connection with the anchor base station. When a connection is established between the anchor base station and the serving base station, the anchor base station delivers downlink data to the serving base station. The serving base station delivers this to the terminal.

The serving base station, which has performed the RRC connection resumption to transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state by paging, may transmit a confirmation message about the paging success to the core network entity.

As another example, the anchor base station may perform paging directly into a corresponding base station cell or a corresponding terminal location prediction region. When the anchor base station reaches a predetermined criterion (eg, reaches a maximum number of paging failures or expires a paging timer), the base station may request paging to the core network entity.

The anchor base station may release the stored terminal context.

The anchor base station may consider the terminal as an RRC IDLE state.

2) an embodiment for receiving information for paging from the core network

In the right connection state, the core network cannot know that the terminal is in the light connection state, and the terminal considers the connection state as the S1 connection is maintained. Therefore, when there is a signaling message to be transmitted to the terminal by the core network entity, the core network entity delivers downlink data to the anchor base station.

For example, when an anchor base station receives a downlink NAS message (eg, a DOWNLINK NAS TRANSPORT message) from a control plane core network entity (eg, MME), it starts paging by a cell or anchor base station associated with the anchor base station. Paging can be initiated to a possible cell.

Since the anchor base station does not receive the paging message from the control plane core network entity, information for paging must be stored together in order for the anchor base station to directly start paging to the terminal. That is, since paging is initiated in the RAN layer, information for RAN initiated paging should be stored. Hereinafter, the information for RAN-initiated paging will be described by describing information for paging or configuration information for RAN-initiated paging.

Hereinafter, various embodiments in which the anchor base station obtains information for initiating paging will be described.

2-1) Anchor Base Station Writes to Terminal connection Mode  When instructed, Core network  How to look up through

For example, the anchor base station may transmit information indicating a light connection state to the terminal and request information for paging generated by the core network from the core network entity when the terminal transitions to the light connection state. For example, the information received by the anchor base station through the core network entity may include one or more of terminal identification information, source cn-Domain of paging, UE specific DRX information, and cell area information indicated / configured for a right connection.

Hereinafter, information for requesting and receiving information about paging generated by the core network from the core network entity is information for paging generated by the core network defined in 3GPP TS 36.413, an interface standard between the MME and the base station. .6 PAGING information). The information for paging generated by the core network may include one or more of terminal identification information, source cn-Domain of paging, UE specific DRX information, and cell area information indicated / configured for a right connection. In this case, the terminal identification information indicates terminal identification information (terminal identification information index) for calculating a paging frame and indicates an IMSI mod 1024. Here, UE specific DRX represents DRX information signaled by the terminal to a core network entity (MME) or paging DRX information configured in the terminal by a core network entity during a core network procedure (eg, a network registration procedure). . The UE specific DRX may be modified by the base station, in which case the base station may inform the UE specific DRX to the MME. Alternatively, it can be used by transparently modifying the MME. Here, the source of paging cn-Domain is information indicating that paging is generated from the CS or PS domain. Here, the cell area information to which the light connection is indicated / configured represents cell area information (Tracking Area Identity) for identifying the tracking area configured by the core network entity.

2-2) light connection  In the state Core network  As an object Downlink  When receiving data, how to inquire through core network

For example, the anchor base station is a downlink data (for example, DOWNLINK NAS TRANSPORT) in the connection (connection between the control plane core network entity and the base station, for example, S1-C connection) of the terminal with respect to the terminal configured in the light connection state Message), request information for paging through the control plane core network entity (eg, MME). For example, the information requested by the anchor base station through the core network entity may include one or more of terminal identification information, source cn-Domain of paging, UE specific DRX information, and cell area information directed / configured for a light connection. have.

As another example, the anchor base station is a downlink data (for example, user plane data) in the connection of the terminal (user plane core network entity and the base station connection, for example, S1-U connection) for the terminal configured in the light connection state Received may request information for paging through the control plane core network entity (for example, MME). The information requested by the anchor base station through the core network entity may include one or more of terminal identification information, source cn-Domain of paging, UE specific DRX information, and cell area information indicated / configured for a right connection.

On the other hand, the base station may buffer the downlink data until the inquiry / fetch / interrogate / request to receive the paging information. The base station may monitor data reception on the S1 connection associated with the terminal when configuring the light connection state to the terminal.

2-3) light Connection  Initial connection for supporting terminals Context  How to receive information for paging when forwarding to base station

As described above, the base station can know the terminal supporting the write connection through the terminal capability information. When the base station delivers the corresponding terminal context for the terminal supporting the write connection to the base station, the base station may include information for paging.

For example, the control plane core network entity may transmit information including paging information to an initial context setup request message to a base station. The information for paging included in the initial context setup request message may include one or more of terminal identification information, source cn-Domain of paging, UE specific DRX information, and cell area information indicated / configured for a right connection. As described above, the information for paging received by the core network indicates information for paging generated by the core network (9.1.6 PAGING information) previously defined in 3GPP TS 36.413, which is an interface standard between the MME and the base station. . The information for paging generated by the core network may include one or more of terminal identification information, source cn-Domain of paging, UE specific DRX information, and cell area information indicated / configured for a right connection. In this case, the terminal identification information indicates terminal identification information (terminal identification information index) for calculating a paging frame and indicates an IMSI mod 1024. Here, UE specific DRX represents DRX information signaled by the terminal to a core network entity (MME) or paging DRX information configured in the terminal by a core network entity during a core network procedure (eg, a network registration procedure). . The UE specific DRX may be modified by the base station, in which case the base station may inform the UE specific DRX to the MME. Alternatively, it can be used by transparently modifying MME. Here, the source of paging cn-Domain is information indicating that paging is generated from the CS or PS domain. Here, the cell area information to which the light connection is indicated / configured represents cell area information (Tracking Area Identity) for identifying the tracking area configured by the core network entity.

3) an embodiment of receiving paging-related information from the terminal and paging

3-1) light Connection  Directing RRC In the confirmation message for the message  How to include

For example, when the terminal receives an RRC message indicating a right connection from the base station, the terminal may include information for paging in the response message and transmit the information to the base station.

For example, the information for paging may include one or more of terminal identification information, source cn-Domain of paging, UE specific DRX information, and cell area information indicated / configured for a right connection. To this end, the NAS layer of the terminal may perform the step of previously receiving information for paging generated by the core network.

3-2) light connection  RRC to transition to state In the confirmation message for the message  How to include

For example, the terminal configured in the light connection state may transmit information including paging information to the base station when requesting to resume the RRC connection in order to transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state. For example, the information for paging may include one or more of terminal identification information, source cn-Domain of the paging, and UE specific DRX information.

As another example, the terminal configured in the light connection state may request the resumption of the RRC connection in order to transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state and receive an acknowledgment or response message. The terminal may transmit information to the base station by including information for paging in the RRC message for transition to the light connection state. The information for paging may include one or more of terminal identification information, source cn-Domain of the paging, and UE specific DRX information.

As another example, the terminal configured in the light connection state requests to resume the RRC connection in order to transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state. In addition, information request indication information for paging may be received in an acknowledgment / response message for the RRC connection resumption request. In response, the UE may transmit information to the base station, including information for paging, to the RRC message (or to the RRC message for transitioning to the light connection state). The information for paging may include one or more of terminal identification information, source cn-Domain of paging, UE specific DRX information, and cell area information indicated / configured for the right connection.

3-3) light connection  Cell in the state Reselection  Method of transmitting and including when updating terminal information by performing

The terminal configured in the right connection state may perform cell reselection according to the movement.

For example, when the terminal performs cell reselection in the right connection state, the terminal may transmit configuration information for RAN start paging for the terminal to the anchor base station. The base station may configure information for instructing such an operation in the terminal. The configuration information for RAN-initiated paging may include one or more of terminal identification information, source cn-Domain of paging, UE specific DRX information, and cell area information indicated / configured for a right connection.

As another example, when the terminal transitions to the light connection state, the base station may transmit configuration information for the RAN start paging for the terminal in the light connection state to the anchor base station. The configuration information for RAN-initiated paging may include one or more of terminal identification information, source cn-Domain of paging, UE specific DRX information, and cell area information indicated / configured for a right connection. The base station may configure additional information in the terminal for indicating such an operation. For example, the terminal may configure period / timer information to trigger an update, information on the number of cell reselections to trigger an update, and cell region information (triggering out of the corresponding cell region information) to trigger an update. The terminal may deliver information for paging to the anchor base station when the trigger condition is met.

Terminal Operation Example According to Receiving Paging Message

Hereinafter, each embodiment of the operation of the terminal when the base station performs the paging procedure to receive the paging message to the terminal by the above-described method.

1) How to Transition from RRC Connection to Light Connection

For the transition from the light connection state to the connected state, the base station initiates paging and the terminal may receive a paging message.

For example, if the terminal is in the light connection state, for the paging record (or paging information) included in the paging message, if the upper layer recognizes the light connection state, the terminal identifier included in the paging record is the terminal identifier of the terminal When matched with, the terminal identifier may be indicated to a higher layer. For example, the terminal may check whether the terminal identifier included in the paging message matches the terminal identifier allocated in the upper layer of the terminal.

Or, the terminal is a terminal identifier included in the paging record matches the terminal identifier of the terminal, and the cause of the paging to indicate the transition from the light connection state to the connected state (or to indicate a light state paging) If so, the terminal identifier may be indicated to a higher layer.

In this case, the UE may indicate the paging cause together with the higher layer.

If the upper layer receives a paging instruction that causes the paging transition from the light connection state to the RRC connected state, the upper layer instructs the lower layer (eg, the RRC layer) to transition from the light connection state to the RRC connected state. can do.

As another example, if the terminal identifier included in the paging record matches the terminal identifier of the terminal when the upper layer does not recognize the right connection state, the terminal may initiate the transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state. Can be. For example, the UE may perform RRC connection resumption without notifying the upper layer of the transition from the light connection state to the RRC connected state. Since the RRC connection resume is performed in the upper layer without interaction, the terminal identifier included in the paging record may use the terminal identifier assigned by the base station.

Or, the terminal indicates that the terminal identifier included in the paging record matches the terminal identifier of the terminal, and the paging cause is for indicating a transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state (or indicates a light state paging). ), The terminal may initiate the transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state.

As such, the terminal may determine the change of the connection state of the terminal by using the terminal identifier included in the paging message.

2) light connection  When the terminal receives a paging message while the connection transition is in progress

If the terminal configured with the light connection receives the paging message while requesting the RRC connection resumption to transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state, the terminal (eg, the RRC layer) may ignore or remove the paging message. . That is, the paging message is not processed on the RRC layer.

The serving base station may continue the RRC connection resumption procedure to transition from the light connection state to the RRC connected state.

When the anchor base station receives the signaling for transitioning from the serving base station to the RRC connected state from the serving base station when the anchor base station initiates the paging procedure, the anchor base station may continue the signaling procedure for transitioning to the RRC connected state. The anchor base station removes / releases / aborts / discards / stops the paging procedure.

3) light connection  While the connection transition is in progress serving  What to do when your base station receives a paging message

The serving base station receiving the RRC connection resumption request requested by the terminal configured in the light connection state to transition to the RRC connection state from the light connection state may receive a paging message while delivering it to the anchor base station.

For example, the serving base station may ignore / discard / remove / release the paging message. If the paging message is received in the light connection state, the terminal may ignore the paging. Therefore, the paging message received from the anchor base station on the serving base station RRC layer is not delivered to the terminal.

The serving base station may send the cause information about this to the anchor base station.

The serving base station may continue the RRC connection resumption procedure to transition from the light connection state to the RRC connected state.

When the anchor base station initiates a paging procedure, when receiving a signaling from the serving base station to transition to the RRC connected state in the light connection state, the anchor base station may continue the signaling procedure to transition to the RRC connected state. In this case, the anchor base station removes / releases / aborts / discards / stops the paging procedure.

4) State Transition Method by Paging Failure

The downlink data for the terminal configured in the light connection state may be generated and a paging message may be transmitted to transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state. In this case, paging may fail for any reason (eg, terminal power off, out of coverage, etc.).

For example, if paging fails according to a predetermined criterion such as reaching a preset maximum number of paging failures or paging timer expiration, the base station may instruct the corresponding terminal to release the connection state to the core network. To this end, the terminal may send a terminal context deactivation or terminal context release message to the control plane core network entity (eg, MME). The anchor base station may discard the buffered user data.

5) Core network  Terminal identification information ( IMSI  Or S- TMSI To handle when you receive paging using

Paging using IMSI, one of the core network terminal identifiers, may be an abnormal procedure used for error recovery in a network. If S-TMSI, which is one of the core network terminal identifiers, is not available due to network failure, the network may initiate paging for an EPS service using IMSI. For example, paging may be started by including the IMSI in the terminal identifier.

The anchor base station may transmit paging using the IMSI to the terminal. For example, a paging message including the IMSI in the terminal identifier may be transmitted to the terminal.

Upon receipt of paging using IMSI, the terminal may indicate this to a higher layer.

For example, the terminal may receive a paging message so that the terminal configured in the light connection state transitions from the light connection state to the RRC connection state. The terminal may indicate a paging message or cause information thereof to a higher layer.

The UE may transition to the RRC IDLE state.

That is, a terminal that is initiated by the core network and receives a paging message including the terminal identifier of the upper layer as the terminal identifier for the terminal in the right connection may transition to the RRC IDLE state and indicate this to the upper layer. Upon leaving RRC CONNECTED and transitioning to the RRC IDLE state, all radio resources are released, including entity and MAC release for all configured radio bearers. The higher layer may initiate the NAS procedure by indicating the terminal identifier and the cause information to the higher layer.

For another example, a paging message including S-TMSI in the terminal identifier may be transmitted to the terminal.

Upon receiving paging using S-TMSI, the terminal may indicate this to a higher layer.

For example, the terminal may receive a paging message so that the terminal configured in the light connection state transitions from the light connection state to the RRC connection state. The terminal may indicate a paging message or cause information thereof to a higher layer.

The UE may transition to the RRC IDLE state.

That is, a terminal that is initiated by the core network and receives a paging message including the terminal identifier of the upper layer as the terminal identifier for the terminal in the right connection may transition to the RRC IDLE state and indicate this to the upper layer. Upon leaving RRC CONNECTED and transitioning to the RRC IDLE state, all radio resources are released, including entity and MAC release for all configured radio bearers. The higher layer may initiate the NAS procedure by indicating the terminal identifier and the cause information to the higher layer.

That is, when a terminal in a light connection state receives a paging message, but the information included in the paging message has a core network terminal identifier such as IMSI or S-TMSI, the terminal is in an RRC idle state in the light connection state. Can be changed.

The higher layer can locally disable the EPS bearer context and detach from the EPS. The UE may perform an attach procedure after local detach. As another example, the terminal may perform a service request procedure.

How to Transition from Light Connection to RRC Idle

The base station may instruct the terminal to transition from the light connection state to the RRC idle state.

For example, the UE may transition to the RRC idle state by receiving the RRC Connection Release message. If the terminal transitions from the light connection state to the RRC idle state, the terminal releases all radio resources including release of the RLC entity, MAC configuration and associated PDCP entity for all configured radio bearers. In addition, the terminal releases / removes the stored terminal context provided by the base station.

For example, if the upper layer recognizes the light connection state, the UE may instruct release of the RRC connection together with the release cause.

As another example, if the light connection state is transparently provided to the upper layer (when the upper layer does not recognize the light connection state), the UE does not instruct the upper layer to release the RRC connection.

Light connection status terminal identification information

On the other hand, the terminal in the write connection state is not an RRC connection state, and thus does not perform a handover operation. Accordingly, the write connection state terminal may perform a cell reselection operation according to the movement of the terminal.

To this end, even when the light connection state terminal moves, it must be able to identify the terminal in the network. Through this, the base station may perform RAN-initiated paging for the corresponding terminal. In addition, in order to identify and inquire / fetch / interrogate the terminal context for the terminal according to the RAN initiation paging when the terminal moves, the terminal identification information of the base station for identifying the base station configured to the light connection state And / or terminal identification information of the cell may be required.

In order to effectively perform the state transition and data transmission for the terminal, the following information may be used individually or in combination with the light connection state terminal identification information.

1) Save terminal identification information of core network as terminal identification information

The terminal identification information (S-TMSI) of the core network consists of a core network entity code (MMEC) and identification information (M-TMSI) temporarily assigned by the core network entity. Therefore, the terminal can be uniquely identified within the core network entity. In order to use the terminal identification information of the core network as the terminal identification information in the RAN-initiated paging, the MME must transmit it to the base station before the RAN-initiated paging.

2) Cell identification information and wireless network temporary identification information are stored as terminal identification information

If the cell identification can uniquely identify a cell in the network, the terminal can be uniquely combined with the cell identification and the radio network assignment identification assigned by the base station that has received the cell to identify the terminal context. Can be.

RAN-initiated paging may be performed using an identifier created by combining cell identification information and information allocated by the base station to identify a terminal context as terminal identification information.

3) Storing base station identification information and wireless network temporary identification information as terminal identification information

If a base station in the network can be uniquely identified through the base station identification information, the terminal can be uniquely combined with the base station identification information and the wireless network temporary identification information allocated by the base station to identify the terminal context. RAN-initiated paging may be performed using an identifier generated by combining base station identification information and information allocated by the base station to identify a terminal context as terminal identification information.

4) Store CU identification information and wireless network temporary identification information as terminal identification information

If the CU in the network can be uniquely identified through the CU identification information, the terminal can be uniquely combined with the CU identification information and the wireless network temporary identification information temporarily allocated by the CU.

RAN-initiated paging may be performed using an identifier created by combining CU identification information and information allocated by the base station to identify a terminal context as terminal identification information.

Uplink data or signaling transmission method of the light connection state terminal

The UE in the right connection state may transmit and receive data by performing a transition to the RRC connection state. To this end, when a transition to the RRC connected state is triggered, the terminal in the light connection state performs the transition operation to the RRC connected state.

For example, when there is uplink data or signaling in the UE in the light connection state (for MO data or MO signaling) or when the UE in the light connection state receives paging, the UE switches to the RRC connection state in the cell. (Alternatively, the RRC connection may be resumed or the transition to the RRC connection state may be described as a transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state or the transition to the RRC connection state for convenience of explanation.)

Hereinafter, a detailed procedure for the UE to transition to the RRC connected state will be described by dividing the embodiment.

1) Embodiment using an RRC Connection request message

The terminal may transmit the RRC Connection request message to the base station through a common control channel (eg, CCCH).

If the transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state is triggered by the upper layer, and if the upper layer provided S-TMSI, a value received from the upper layer may be set as a terminal identifier (ue-Identity).

If a transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state is triggered in the AS, it is possible to set a stored value received from the base station as the terminal identifier. This will be described later.

If the transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state is triggered by the upper layer, a setting cause value corresponding to the information received from the upper layer may be set. The setting cause value may mean information about a trigger cause that causes a transition to the RRC connection state. As an example, the terminal may add information indicating a transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state. As another example, the UE may add information indicating a transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state to the RRC Connection setup complete message.

If the transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state is triggered in the AS, a value indicating the transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state can be set as a setting cause.

2) Embodiment using an RRC Connection re-establishment Request message

The terminal may transmit the RRC Connection Reset Request message to the base station through a common control channel (eg, CCCH).

The terminal sets the C-RNTI used in the cell indicating the write connection state to c-RNTI.

The terminal sets the physical cell identifier in the cell indicating the write connection state to phyCellId.

The terminal sets the MAC-I to the calculated MAC-I 16 least significant bits.

The terminal may set a value indicating a redirection cause (reestablishmentsCause) from the light connection state to the RRC connection state.

As another example, if a transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state is triggered in the AS, the terminal identifier may set a stored value received from the base station. This will be described later.

3) Embodiment Using RRC Connection resume Request Message

The terminal may transmit an RRC Connection Resumption Request message to the base station through a common control channel (eg, CCCH).

The terminal identifier may set a stored value received from the base station. This will be described later.

If the transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state is triggered by the higher layer, a value of establishmentcause corresponding to the information received from the upper layer may be set. The setting cause value may include cause information that triggers a transition to the RRC connection state. For example, the setting cause value may include information indicating any one of paging message reception, origination data trigger, or origination signaling trigger. As an example, the terminal may add information indicating a transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state. As another example, the UE may add information indicating a transition from the write connection state to the RRC connection state to the RRC Connection resume complete message.

If a transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state is triggered in the AS, a value indicating the transition from the light connection state to the connected state can be set as a setting cause.

The terminal sets the MAC-I to the calculated MAC-I 16 least significant bits.

4) Embodiment using a new RRC Connection request message using a common control channel

The terminal may transmit a new RRC Connection request message to the base station through a common control channel (eg, CCCH).

The terminal identifier may set a stored value received from the base station. This will be described later.

If a transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state is triggered by the higher layer, a setting cause value corresponding to the information received from the upper layer may be set. As an example, the terminal may add information indicating a transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state. As another example, the UE may add information indicating a transition from the write connection state to the RRC connection state in the RRC Connection resume complete message.

If a transition from the light connection state to the RRC connection state is triggered in the AS, a value indicating the light connection transition may be set as a setting cause.

The terminal sets the MAC-I to the calculated MAC-I 16 least significant bits.

As described above, it provides an effect of using more capacity in the network node with less processing effort for the terminal performing frequent connection state changes. In addition, when the terminal receives the paging message in the light connection state, there is an effect of providing a specific method for changing the connection state of the terminal by processing the paging message. Through this, operation ambiguity of the terminal supporting the light connection state can be removed.

Hereinafter, the configuration of a terminal and a base station capable of performing some or all of the embodiments described with reference to FIGS. 1 to 4 will be described with reference to the drawings.

5 is a diagram illustrating an example of a terminal configuration.

Referring to FIG. 5, the terminal 500 for changing a connection state receives a radio resource control (RRC) message including instruction information indicating a state change from a base station to a light connection state. And a control unit 510 configured to configure the connection state of the terminal to the light connection state based on the indication information.

In addition, the receiving unit 530 may further receive a paging message for the terminal, and the control unit 510 may determine the connection state change of the terminal based on the terminal identifier included in the paging message. In addition, the controller 510 may stop all signaling radio bearers (SRBs) and data radio bearers (DRBs) of the terminal, but store the terminal context to configure a light connection state. If the terminal identifier included in the paging message matches the first terminal identifier assigned by the upper layer of the terminal, the controller 510 determines the connection state change to the RRC IDLE state, and the terminal identifier included in the paging message is determined by the base station. If it matches the allocated second terminal identifier, it may be determined that the connection state change to the RRC connection state. For example, the first terminal identifier is an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) or a SAE-Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity (S-TMSI), and the second terminal identifier is a base station identification information for identifying a terminal context allocated by the base station. Information may be composed of information.

Meanwhile, the terminal 500 may further include a transmitter 520. For example, the transmitter 520 may transmit the terminal capability information indicating that the light connection is supported to the base station. In addition, the transmitter 520 may transmit an RRC connection resumption request message requesting to change the connection state of the terminal from the light connection state to the RRC connection state to the base station.

In addition, when the terminal in the light connection state moves, the controller 510 may perform a cell reselection operation instead of handover.

In addition, the receiver 530 receives downlink control information, data, and a message from a base station through a corresponding channel. In addition, the controller 510 controls the operation of the overall terminal 500 according to the state transition operation to the above-described light connection state and paging message processing. The transmitter 520 transmits uplink control information, data, and messages to the base station through the corresponding channel.

6 is a diagram illustrating a configuration of a base station according to an embodiment.

Referring to FIG. 6, the base station 600 connects a transmitter 620 and a terminal for transmitting a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message including indication information indicating a state change to a light connection state to a terminal. The controller 610 may change the state to the light connection state.

The transmitter 620 triggers a connection state change of the terminal by transmitting a paging message including the terminal identifier to the terminal, and the controller 610 transmits all signaling radio bearers (SRBs) and data radio bearers (DRBs) of the terminal. While stopping, the terminal context may be stored to change the connection state of the terminal to the light connection state.

Meanwhile, the terminal identifier may be any one of a first terminal identifier assigned by an upper layer (eg, Non Access Stratum) of the terminal and a second terminal identifier assigned by the base station. For example, when the paging message includes the first terminal identifier, the connection state of the terminal is changed to the RRC IDLE state, and when the paging message includes the second terminal identifier, the connection state of the terminal is changed to the RRC connection state. Can be.

The base station 600 may further include a receiver 630 that receives paging information for transmitting a paging message from the core network control plane entity. The receiver 630 receives paging information through an initial context setup request message. The paging information may include one or more of paging DRX, UE identification index, and cell area information. The controller 610 may generate and transmit a paging message to the terminal using the received paging information.

In addition, the controller 610 controls the overall operation of the base station 600 for the light connection state transition operation and paging message processing of the terminal required to perform the above-described embodiments.

In addition, the transmitter 620 and the receiver 630 are used to transmit and receive signals, messages, and data necessary for performing the above-described embodiments.

The standard contents or standard documents mentioned in the above embodiments are omitted to simplify the description of the specification and form a part of the present specification. Therefore, the addition of the contents of the standard and part of the standard documents to the specification or the description in the claims should be construed as falling within the scope of the present invention.

The above description is merely illustrative of the technical idea of the present invention, and those skilled in the art to which the present invention pertains may make various modifications and changes without departing from the essential characteristics of the present invention. Therefore, the embodiments disclosed in the present invention are not intended to limit the technical spirit of the present invention but to describe the present invention, and the scope of the technical idea of the present invention is not limited by these embodiments. The protection scope of the present invention should be interpreted by the following claims, and all technical ideas within the equivalent scope should be interpreted as being included in the scope of the present invention.

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

This patent application is filed with Korea Patent Application No. 10-2016-0054937 filed in Korea on May 03, 2016 and Patent Application No. 10-2016-0054936 filed in Korea on May 03, 2016 and April 2017 Patent Application No. 10-2017-0053295, filed with Korea on 26th, claims priority under U.S. Patent Act Article 119 (a) (35 USC § 119 (a)), all of which is hereby incorporated by reference. Incorporated into a patent application. In addition, if this patent application claims priority for the same reason for countries other than the United States, all its contents are incorporated into this patent application by reference.

Claims (18)

  1. In the method for the terminal to change the connection state,
    Receiving a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message including indication information indicating a state change to a light connection state from a base station;
    Configuring the connection state of the terminal to the light connection state based on the indication information;
    Receiving a paging message for the terminal; And
    Determining a connection state change of the terminal based on the terminal identifier included in the paging message.
  2. The method of claim 1,
    The step of configuring the light connection state,
    Stopping all Signaling Radio Bearer (SRB) and Data Radio Bearer (DRB) of the terminal, the terminal context is stored.
  3. The method of claim 1,
    Determining a connection state change of the terminal,
    And if the terminal identifier included in the paging message matches the first terminal identifier assigned by the upper layer of the terminal, determining the connection state change to the RRC IDLE state.
  4. The method of claim 3, wherein
    The first terminal identifier is
    And an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) or SAE-Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity (S-TMSI).
  5. The method of claim 1,
    Determining a connection state change of the terminal,
    And if the terminal identifier included in the paging message matches the second terminal identifier assigned by the base station, determining the connection state change to the RRC connected state.
  6. The method of claim 5
    The second terminal identifier is,
    And base station identification information and information for identifying a terminal context allocated by the base station.
  7. In the method for the base station to control the connection state of the terminal,
    Transmitting a radio resource control (RRC) message including indication information indicating a state change to a light connection state to a terminal;
    Changing the connection state of the terminal to the light connection state; And
    Transmitting a paging message including a terminal identifier to the terminal to trigger a connection state change of the terminal;
    The step of configuring the light connection state,
    Stopping all Signaling Radio Bearer (SRB) and Data Radio Bearer (DRB) of the terminal, the terminal context is stored.
  8. The method of claim 7, wherein
    The terminal identifier is,
    And one of a first terminal identifier assigned by an upper layer of the terminal and a second terminal identifier assigned by the base station.
  9. The method of claim 8,
    If the paging message includes the first terminal identifier, the connection state of the terminal is changed to the RRC IDLE state,
    If the paging message includes the second terminal identifier, the connection state of the terminal is changed to an RRC connection state.
  10.  The method of claim 7, wherein
    Prior to sending the RRC message,
    Receiving paging information for the paging message transmission from a core network control plane entity.
  11. The method of claim 10,
    The paging information,
    And received in an initial context setup request message.
  12. The method of claim 10,
    The paging information,
    And at least one of paging DRX, terminal identification index, and cell area information.
  13. In the terminal for changing the connection state,
    A receiving unit for receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message including indication information indicating a state change from a base station to a light connection state; And
    And a controller configured to configure a connection state of the terminal to the light connection state based on the indication information.
    The receiver further receives a paging message for the terminal,
    The controller determines a connection state change of the terminal based on the terminal identifier included in the paging message.
  14. The method of claim 13,
    The control unit,
    Discontinuing all Signaling Radio Bearers (SRBs) and Data Radio Bearers (DRBs) of the terminal, but storing the terminal context.
  15. The method of claim 13,
    The control unit,
    And if the terminal identifier included in the paging message matches the first terminal identifier assigned by the upper layer of the terminal, determining the change of the connection state to the RRC IDLE state.
  16. The method of claim 15,
    The first terminal identifier is
    Terminal, characterized in that the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) or SAE-Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity (S-TMSI).
  17. The method of claim 13,
    The control unit,
    And if the terminal identifier included in the paging message matches the second terminal identifier assigned by the base station, determining the connection state change to the RRC connection state.
  18. The method of claim 17
    The second terminal identifier is,
    And base station identification information and information for identifying a terminal context allocated by the base station.
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