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LTE: Can anyone please explain that how COUNT value is used to cipher a PDCP SDU ?

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One more related question : Does the same COUNT value used for both integrity protection and ciphering of SDU ?

posted Nov 21, 2013 by Vikram Singh

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1> Count is calculated From the Sequence Number(SN) and Hyper Frame Number(HFN) of the PDU.
2> As the count is used to calculate the ciphering key and integrity key so count is same for both Key generation .

Ciphering Key generation

f8 Algorithm is used for this.
Please see this figure for inputs and outputs of this algorithm
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Integrity Key generation

f9 Algorithm is used for this
Please see this figure for inputs and outputs of this algorithm

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For Security algorithms u can refer to Spec 35.201
Best book is LTE Security by Günther Horn

answer Nov 21, 2013 by Sachidananda Sahu
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I answered it in below provided link. I found the same question there and answered it there. So I request you to follow up there.

http://tech.queryhome.com/25726/why-is-pdcp-sdu-size-maximum-kept-as-8188-octets

answer Apr 2, 2014 by Hiteshwar Thakur
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