5G; NG-RAN; F1 Application Protocol (F1AP) (3GPP TS 38.473 version 15.8.0 Release 15)

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ETSI TS 138 473 V15.8.0 (2020-01)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
5G;
NG-RAN;
F1 Application Protocol (F1AP)
(3GPP TS 38.473 version 15.8.0 Release 15)
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Contents

Intellectual Property Rights ................................................................................................................................ 2

Legal Notice ....................................................................................................................................................... 2

Modal verbs terminology .................................................................................................................................... 2

Foreword ............................................................................................................................................................. 9

1 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 10

2 References .............................................................................................................................................. 10

3 Definitions and abbreviations ................................................................................................................. 11

3.1 Definitions ........................................................................................................................................................ 11

3.2 Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................................... 12

4 General ................................................................................................................................................... 12

4.1 Procedure specification principles .................................................................................................................... 12

4.2 Forwards and backwards compatibility ............................................................................................................ 13

4.3 Specification notations ..................................................................................................................................... 13

5 F1AP services ......................................................................................................................................... 13

6 Services expected from signalling transport ........................................................................................... 14

7 Functions of F1AP ........................................................................................................... ...................... 14

8 F1AP procedures .................................................................................................................................... 14

8.1 List of F1AP Elementary procedures ............................................................................................................... 14

8.2 Interface Management procedures ................................................................................................................... 15

8.2.1 Reset ........................................................................................................................................................... 15

8.2.1.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 15

8.2.1.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 15

8.2.1.2.1 Reset Procedure Initiated from the gNB-CU ................................................................................... 15

8.2.1.2.2 Reset Procedure Initiated from the gNB-DU ................................................................................... 16

8.2.1.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 17

8.2.2 Error Indication ........................................................................................................................................... 17

8.2.2.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 17

8.2.2.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 17

8.2.2.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 18

8.2.3 F1 Setup ...................................................................................................................................................... 18

8.2.3.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 18

8.2.3.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 18

8.2.3.3 Unsuccessful Operation ........................................................................................................................ 19

8.2.3.4 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 19

8.2.4 gNB-DU Configuration Update .................................................................................................................. 19

8.2.4.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 19

8.2.4.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 20

8.2.4.3 Unsuccessful Operation ........................................................................................................................ 21

8.2.4.4 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 21

8.2.5 gNB-CU Configuration Update .................................................................................................................. 21

8.2.5.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 21

8.2.5.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 22

8.2.5.3 Unsuccessful Operation ........................................................................................................................ 23

8.2.5.4 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 23

8.2.6 gNB-DU Resource Coordination ................................................................................................................ 23

8.2.6.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 23

8.2.6.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 24

8.2.7 gNB-DU Status Indication .......................................................................................................................... 24

8.2.7.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 24

8.2.7.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 24

8.2.7.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 24

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8.2.8 F1 Removal ................................................................................................................................................. 25

8.2.8.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 25

8.2.8.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 25

8.2.8.3 Unsuccessful Operation ........................................................................................................................ 26

8.2.8.4 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 26

8.2.9 Network Access Rate Reduction ................................................................................................................ 26

8.2.9.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 26

8.2.9.2 Successful operation.............................................................................................................................. 27

8.2.9.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 27

8.3 UE Context Management procedures ............................................................................................................... 27

8.3.1 UE Context Setup ....................................................................................................................................... 27

8.3.1.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 27

8.3.1.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 27

8.3.1.3 Unsuccessful Operation ........................................................................................................................ 30

8.3.1.4 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 30

8.3.2 UE Context Release Request (gNB-DU initiated) ...................................................................................... 31

8.3.2.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 31

8.3.2.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 31

8.3.2.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 31

8.3.3 UE Context Release (gNB-CU initiated) .................................................................................................... 31

8.3.3.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 31

8.3.3.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 32

8.3.3.4 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 32

8.3.4 UE Context Modification (gNB-CU initiated) ............................................................................................ 32

8.3.4.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 32

8.3.4.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 33

8.3.4.3 Unsuccessful Operation ........................................................................................................................ 37

8.3.4.4 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 37

8.3.5 UE Context Modification Required (gNB-DU initiated) ............................................................................ 37

8.3.5.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 37

8.3.5.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 38

8.3.5.2A Unsuccessful Operation ........................................................................................................................ 39

8.3.5.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 39

8.3.6 UE Inactivity Notification .......................................................................................................................... 39

8.3.6.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 39

8.3.6.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 39

8.3.6.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 39

8.3.7 Notify .......................................................................................................................................................... 40

8.3.7.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 40

8.3.7.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 40

8.3.7.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 40

8.4 RRC Message Transfer procedures .................................................................................................................. 40

8.4.1 Initial UL RRC Message Transfer .............................................................................................................. 40

8.4.1.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 40

8.4.1.2 Successful operation.............................................................................................................................. 41

8.4.1.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 41

8.4.2 DL RRC Message Transfer ......................................................................................................................... 41

8.4.2.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 41

8.4.2.2 Successful operation.............................................................................................................................. 41

8.4.2.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 42

8.4.3 UL RRC Message Transfer ......................................................................................................................... 42

8.4.3.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 42

8.4.3.2 Successful operation.............................................................................................................................. 42

8.4.3.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 43

8.4.4 RRC Delivery Report.................................................................................................................................. 43

8.4.4.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 43

8.4.4.2 Successful operation.............................................................................................................................. 43

8.4.4.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 43

8.5 Warning Message Transmission Procedures .................................................................................................... 43

8.5.1 Write-Replace Warning .............................................................................................................................. 43

8.5.1.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 43

8.5.1.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 44

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8.5.1.3 Unsuccessful Operation ........................................................................................................................ 44

8.5.1.4 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 44

8.5.2 PWS Cancel ................................................................................................................................................ 44

8.5.2.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 44

8.5.2.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 45

8.5.1.3 Unsuccessful Operation ........................................................................................................................ 45

8.5.3 PWS Restart Indication ............................................................................................................................... 45

8.5.3.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 45

8.5.3.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 46

8.5.3.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 46

8.5.4 PWS Failure Indication ............................................................................................................................... 46

8.5.4.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 46

8.5.4.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 46

8.5.4.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 46

8.6 System Information Procedures ....................................................................................................................... 47

8.6.1 System Information Delivery ...................................................................................................................... 47

8.6.1.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 47

8.6.1.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 47

8.6.1.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 47

8.7 Paging procedures ............................................................................................................................................ 47

8.7.1 Paging ......................................................................................................................................................... 47

8.7.1.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 47

8.7.1.2 Successful Operation ............................................................................................................................. 48

8.7.1.3 Abnormal Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 48

9 Elements for F1AP Communication ...................................................................................................... 48

9.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 48

9.2 Message Functional Definition and Content .................................................................................................... 49

9.2.1 Interface Management messages ................................................................................................................ 49

9.2.1.1 RESET .................................................................................................................................................. 49

9.2.1.2 RESET ACKNOWLEDGE .................................................................................................................. 49

9.2.1.3 ERROR INDICATION ......................................................................................................................... 50

9.2.1.4 F1 SETUP REQUEST .......................................................................................................................... 50

9.2.1.5 F1 SETUP RESPONSE ........................................................................................................................ 51

9.2.1.6 F1 SETUP FAILURE ........................................................................................................................... 51

9.2.1.7 GNB-DU CONFIGURATION UPDATE ............................................................................................. 51

9.2.1.8 GNB-DU CONFIGURATION UPDATE ACKNOWLEDGE ............................................................. 53

9.2.1.9 GNB-DU CONFIGURATION UPDATE FAILURE ........................................................................... 54

9.2.1.10 GNB-CU CONFIGURATION UPDATE ............................................................................................. 54

9.2.1.11 GNB-CU CONFIGURATION UPDATE ACKNOWLEDGE ............................................................. 57

9.2.1.12 GNB-CU CONFIGURATION UPDATE FAILURE ........................................................................... 58

9.2.1.13 GNB-DU RESOURCE COORDINATION REQUEST ....................................................................... 59

9.2.1.14 GNB-DU RESOURCE COORDINATION RESPONSE ..................................................................... 59

9.2.1.15 GNB-DU STATUS INDICATION ....................................................................................................... 60

9.2.1.16 F1 REMOVAL REQUEST ................................................................................................................... 60

9.2.1.17 F1 REMOVAL RESPONSE ................................................................................................................. 60

9.2.1.18 F1 REMOVAL FAIL
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