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Can MME send paging message without TMSI ID?

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Can MME send paging message without TMSI ID?
posted Feb 7, 2018 by Sakshi Rai

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MME can initiate paging procedure either with S-TMSI or IMSI. As per descriptions present in specifications, MME sends paging with IMSI in abnormal cases. Network failure is one of the examples of abnormal case. After recovery from the network failure, MME might have lost UE tracking area list and other information. In this case, MME initiates paging with IMSI value towards all the eNodeB comes under the tracking area being served by this MME.

answer Feb 9, 2018 by Harshita
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I think S-TMSI is needed in paging.UE location is known to MME on a per TA basis. Therefore, MME has to page all eNB's within a group of TA.S-TMSI contains an S-Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity, a temporary UE identity provided by the EPC which uniquely identifies the UE within the tracking area.

answer Feb 7, 2018 by Mohit Mohan
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+3 votes

PagingUE-Identity ::= CHOICE {
imsi IMSI,

As pagingUE identity should contain any one of these in paging message so how MME decides which one to send, though for security purpose MME prefers t-o send send S-TMSI but in which scenarion MME wil use imsi as paging ue identity.

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Why MME has to send Paging Drx in S1AP paging messge?
Whether this paging Drx is sent to UE or not?Even though paging drx in sib2 why we need paging drx in s1ap paging message?

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