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LTE: Indirect data forwarding tunnel ?

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While handover procedure is being executed, target MME triggers created indirect data forwarding tunnel request to target SGW what does it means and what is the use of it ?

posted Dec 7, 2013 by Neeraj Mishra

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Indirect data forwarding is used when there is a no direct link between source eNodeb to target eNodeB. I means x2 interface. In that situation downlink data which is coming from source SGW to source eNodeB, is forward back to source SGW and then target SGW (using indirect data forwarding tunnel) will send data to target eNodeB.

answer Dec 7, 2013 by Vimal Kumar Mishra
I see there is no interface between 2 SGW, how can data is forwarded from source SGW to target SGW? Thanks.
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