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LTE : how to handle when UE sends second connection request with same IMSI ??

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If UE shutdown appropriately then context will not be deleted at network. after some time when UE switch on UE will send attach request with the IMSI, but with same IMSI ENB have already an context. Spec says reject the second UE if already old context present but the second UE is valid and first UE is not valid then how to handle.

posted Mar 30, 2017 by Rohit Verma

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Hi Rohit,

EnodeB does not identify an UE based on IMSI, it means eNodeB can't identify new connection request is same as already existing UE connection.
If MME receives attach request with an IMSI for which it already has UE context then first it check whether this request is from genuine UE or not. For this it performs authentication and security procedure. If authentication/security gets passed then MME proceeds with Create Session Procedure . If SGW already has context then it will delete the context locally and proceed with Create Session Procedure.

If you have specification reference which states "MME sends reject in this case", please share.

Thanks,
Harshita

answer Mar 31, 2017 by Harshita
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