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Explain the difference between Modify Bearer Request and Update Bearer Request?

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What is the difference between Modify Bearer Request and Update Bearer Request and when these messages are used?

posted Apr 10, 2014 by Amitav

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Both are (GTP-C) tunnel management messages.

Modify bearer request *is initiated by MME/S4-SGSN and/or from S-GW to P-GW*

  • Here you are not adding or deleting any resources/bearers.
  • This message is used when there is no change on allocated bearers, Only the cause is user is moving from one place to another. Basically Radio Part is changing. This information MME should inform to all Core Network Elements (S-GW) and it helps them to attain the resources and handovers case too. It will just modify the bearers.
  • After getting the response of Modify Bearer Request it indicates that User Plane is ready to carry the user data as Control plane is done and now data can flow in between E-UTRAN and S-GW.

Update Bearer Request: *is initiated by P-GW to S-GW and/or from S-GW to MME/S4-SGSN*

  • I want to explain here with example. Suppose you are playing a online game in your Mobile. It requires a promised speed to avoid the delay and you are subscribed for that too. Now suddenly you got to know that you have to send a mail to your boss but you don't want to close your game. For this purpose you need more resources. Here Update Procedure will come.

  • You already have dedicated bearers with you. Your packet forwarding is happening through P-GW but you need more resources. In this case P-GW will initiate the message Update Bearer Request.

answer Apr 10, 2014 by Hiteshwar Thakur
"You already have dedicated bearers with you. Your packet forwarding is happening through P-GW but you need more resources. In this case P-GW will initiate the message Update Bearer Request".
can u explain how P-Gw know that UE want more resource (holding online game with one dedicated bearer and want to access Mail with another bearer) .which message UE  request P-gw to update his bearer???
UE NAS layer can send either "Bearer Resource Allocation Request" or "Bearer Resource Modification Request" as a NAS mesage to MME. Once MME receives NAS message from UE, it sends one of following messages as following:
1. If MME receives "Bearer Resource Allocation Request" message from UE, it prepares GTPv2 message "Bearer Resource Command" and sends to SGW, SGW in turn forwards to PGW.
2. If MME receives "Bearer Resource Modification Request" message form the UE, it prepares GTPv2 message "Modify Bearer Command" message to SGW and SGW in turn forward this message to PGW.
--You already have dedicated bearers with you. Your packet forwarding is happening through P-GW but you need more resources. In this case P-GW will initiate the message Update Bearer Request".
-->What more resources are allocated with Bearer Modification Request ?
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