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LTE RRC : What may be the purpose of tracing a particular UE in a cell or target cell(s) ?

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LTE RRC : What may be the purpose of tracing a particular UE in a cell or target cell(s) ?
posted Jun 5, 2014 by Vikram Singh

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My guess only: As per the law you need to find the approximate location of the user so that services like 911 etc can be delivered even if user is not in the condition to tell about its location.

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There may be n reasons for tracing an UE. I have very limited information on this topic. Trace procedure consists of two sub actions. First starts the tracing for an UE and then collect and send Trace logs to TCE i.e. Trace collection entity.

As per my knowledge, tracing for an UE may be applicable for two purposes 1. MDT i.e. Minimization of drive test and 2. UE specific analysis (monitoring UE specific activity in network) w.r.t message exchanges over a number of interface like Uu, S1, X2 etc.

answer Jun 6, 2014 by Vimal Kumar Mishra
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It may be an easy question but still I have some doubt.
How RRC Connection setup procedure gets impacted with the presence of "S-TMSI" as an UE-Identity within the RRC Connection Request message ?
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