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What is difference between conditional and optional IE's in LTE?

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What is difference between conditional and optional IE's in LTE?
posted Nov 18, 2014 by Gnanendra Reddy

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Not just LTE but true for any technology -

Optional IE - user/network/operator is free to include or exclude based on in its requirement.

Conditional IE - Conditional IE is dependent on some condition and based on the condition it should be included or not included. Let me put the generalized example - support you have a HSS/HLR data and in some message you need to include the user profile based on if a home user or not. So in this case if the information like is_homeuser is true then you must include the user profile (this is a hypothetical example)

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answer Nov 18, 2014 by Salil Agrawal
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