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How UE knows a cell is barred or not?

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How UE knows a cell is barred or not?
posted Jan 5, 2015 by Gnanendra Reddy

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If the eNB cannot access any MME, then all cells of the eNB will be barred. When Cell is Barred eNB doesn't transmit anything or transmits the RS with a very low value, so UE doesn't receive anything. eNB can also inform UE that Cell is in Barred state through SIB1 as Salil Agrawal mentioned

SystemInformationBlockType1 ::= SEQUENCE {
cellAccessRelatedInfo SEQUENCE {
       plmn-IdentityList PLMN-IdentityList,
       trackingAreaCode TrackingAreaCode,
      cellIdentity CellIdentity,
    **cellBarred ENUMERATED {barred, notBarred},**
      intraFreqReselection ENUMERATED {allowed, notAllowed},
      csg-Indication BOOLEAN,
      csg-Identity CSG-Identity OPTIONAL -- Need OR

As per Spec 36.331

Essential system information missing The UE shall:

  1. If in RRC_IDLE or in RRC_CONNECTED while T311 is running:
    ¤ If the UE is unable to acquire the MasterInformationBlock or the SystemInformationBlockType1:
    - consider the cell as barred in accordance with TS 36.304; and
    - perform barring as if intraFreqReselection is set to allowed, and as if the csg-Indication is set to FALSE;

  2. else if the UE is unable to acquire the SystemInformationBlockType2:
    ¤ Treat the cell as barred in accordance with TS 36.304;

answer Jan 5, 2015 by Pavankumar Survepalli
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Cell Barring status is Advertised in cellbarred of SIB1

answer Jan 5, 2015 by Salil Agrawal
i think when cell barring time ue considers ac barring info in sib2 correct me if i am wrong
I think that is access class barring
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