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LTE: What target eNodeB does in case it receives "Path switch request failure" from MME ?

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As one failure message is defined in specification for the path switch procedure then what would be the behavior of target eNodeB after getting failure response from the MME ? Action would be vendor specific or standard action has been defined for this scenario ?

posted Nov 20, 2016 by Neelam

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In case of failure response from MME, eNodeB can initiate UE context release procedure towards MME.

answer Nov 21, 2016 by Vimal Kumar Mishra
Hi Vimal,
-> With X2 HO,Target has accepted all the e-rabs and even UE has sent RCR complete towards TeNb.
-> At this point TeNb has sent PATH SWITCH REQ towards MME and received failure.
-> How to handle this case when all e-rabs are admitted at target (after RCR complete we usually send UE context release from target to source).
-> Does MME need to handle this case and trigger detach procedure with target for UE.
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