(19)
(11)EP 2 874 460 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
23.01.2019 Bulletin 2019/04

(21)Application number: 12882491.9

(22)Date of filing:  31.07.2012
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04W 24/04  (2009.01)
H04W 76/19  (2018.01)
H04W 36/00  (2009.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/CN2012/079403
(87)International publication number:
WO 2014/019131 (06.02.2014 Gazette  2014/06)

(54)

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECOVERING LINK FAILURE

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR WIEDERHERSTELLUNG NACH FUNKVERBINDUNGSAUSFÄLLEN

PROCÉDÉ ET DISPOSITIF CONÇUS POUR LA REPRISE SUITE À UNE DÉFAILLANCE DE LIAISON


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(43)Date of publication of application:
20.05.2015 Bulletin 2015/21

(73)Proprietor: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Longgang District Shenzhen, Guangdong 518129 (CN)

(72)Inventors:
  • ZHANG, Tao
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518129 (CN)
  • LIN, Bo
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518129 (CN)

(74)Representative: Pfenning, Meinig & Partner mbB 
Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Theresienhöhe 11a
80339 München
80339 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A1-2010/037133
CN-A- 102 036 243
WO-A1-2012/071704
CN-A- 102 457 970
  
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Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


Description

TECHNICAL FIELD



[0001] The present invention relates to the field of communications systems, and in particular, to a link failure recovery method and apparatus.

BACKGROUND



[0002] A type of network deployment has been introduced in a next generation wireless network. In this type of deployment, one base station serves two different cells, and a user equipment may simultaneously keep connections to the two different cells served by the base station. Of the two cells that simultaneously keep connections to the user equipment, one is a primary serving cell and the other is a secondary serving cell.

[0003] In the prior art, after the user equipment detects that a radio link failure occurs on a link between the user equipment and the primary serving cell, the link may recover from the radio link failure by using an re-establishing process. In this process, a signaling radio bearer (Signaling Radio Bearer, SRB) between the user equipment and the base station is re-established, and security between the user equipment and the base station is reactivated. In a new type of network deployment, the primary serving cell and the secondary serving cell may also belong to different base stations. A base station to which the primary serving cell belongs may be referred to as a primary base station, and a base station to which the secondary serving cell belongs may be referred to as a secondary base station. When the user equipment detects that a radio link failure occurs on a link between the user equipment and the secondary base station, a signaling radio bearer between the user equipment and the primary base station is still re-established and security between the user equipment and the primary base station is reactivated in the prior art. However, probably no radio link failure occurs between the user equipment and the primary base station at this moment. In this case, the signaling radio bearer between a terminal and the primary base station does not need to be re-established and the security between the user
equipment and the primary base station also does not need to be reactivated. As a result, unnecessary information interaction between the user equipment and the primary base station increases, and a network resource is wasted.

[0004] WO2012/071704A1 discloses transmitting by an eNB to a terminal equipment a request for instructing the terminal equipment to report radio link failure information and receiving the radio link failure information fed back by the terminal equipment according to the request, such that a network side performs radio link failure cause analysis according to the reported radio link failure information.

[0005] R2-106856, "Introduction of Carrier Aggregation and UL/DL MIMO", 3GPP, TSG-RAN WG2 Meeting #72, 36.331 CR 488, discloses performing a radio resource configuration procedure in accordance with the received RadioResourceConfigDedicated.

SUMMARY



[0006] The present invention provides a link failure recovery method and apparatus according to the independent claims, avoiding unnecessary information interaction between a user equipment and a primary base station, and improving network resource utilization efficiency.

[0007] A first aspect of the invention provides a link failure recovery method includes:

receiving, by a primary base station, failure report information sent by a user equipment, wherein the failure report information is an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed data radio bearer, DRB, wherein the failed secondary serving cell is controlled by a secondary base station, and the failed DRB is carried on a radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment;

acquiring, by the primary base station according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured, and

reconfiguring, by the primary base station, a parameter for a DRB that needs to be reconfigured; and

sending, by the primary base station, a first reconfiguration message to the user equipment, wherein the first reconfiguration message comprises the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.



[0008] A second aspect of the invention provides a link failure recovery method includes:
sending, by a user equipment, failure report information to a primary base station, wherein the failure report information is an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed data radio bearer, DRB, wherein the failed secondary serving cell is controlled by a secondary base station, and the failed DRB is carried on a radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment, so that the primary base station acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured; receiving, by the user equipment, a reconfiguration message sent by the primary base station, wherein the reconfiguration message comprises the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB; and reconfiguring, by the user equipment according to the reconfiguration message, the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0009] A third aspect of the invention provides a link failure recovery apparatus includes:
a sending unit, configured to send failure report information to a primary base station, wherein the failure report information is an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed data radio bearer, DRB, wherein the failed secondary serving cell is controlled by a secondary base station, and the failed DRB is carried on a radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and a user equipment, so that the primary base station acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured; a receiving unit, configured to receive a reconfiguration message sent by the primary base station, wherein the reconfiguration message comprises the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB; and a configuring unit, configured to reconfigure, according to the reconfiguration message, the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0010] A fourth aspect of the invention provides a link failure recovery apparatus includes:
a sending unit, configured to send failure report information to a primary base station, wherein the failure report information is an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed data radio bearer, DRB, wherein the failed secondary serving cell is controlled by a secondary base station, and the failed DRB is carried on a radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and a user equipment, so that the primary base station acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured; a receiving unit, configured to receive a reconfiguration message sent by the primary base station, wherein the reconfiguration message comprises the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB; and a configuring unit, configured to reconfigure, according to the reconfiguration message, the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0011] In a link failure recovery method and apparatus provided in embodiments of the present invention, a primary base station first receives failure report information sent by a user equipment, acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured, and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured; and then the primary base station sends a first reconfiguration message to the user equipment, so that the user equipment reconfigures a failed DRB according to the first reconfiguration message. Currently, when the user equipment detects that a radio link failure occurs on a link between the user equipment and a secondary base station, a signaling radio bearer between the user equipment and the primary base station is still re-established, and security between the user equipment and the primary base station is reactivated. However, probably no radio link failure occurs between the user equipment and the primary base station at this moment. As a result, unnecessary information interaction between the user equipment and the primary base station increases, and a network resource is wasted. In the method and apparatus provided in the embodiments of the present invention, the signaling radio bearer between the user equipment and the primary base station does not need to be re-established, and the security between the user equipment and the primary base station does not need to be reactivated, avoiding unnecessary information interaction between the user equipment and the primary base station, and improving network resource utilization efficiency. Further, the method and apparatus provided in the embodiments of the present invention may enable the primary base station to locate a failure cause more accurately, thereby implementing link failure recovery at a lower cost.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS



[0012] To describe the technical solutions in the embodiments of the present invention more clearly, the following briefly introduces the accompanying drawings required for describing the embodiments or the prior art. Apparently, the accompanying drawings in the following description show merely some embodiments of the present invention, and a person of ordinary skill in the art may still derive other drawings from these accompanying drawings without creative efforts.

FIG. 1 is a flowchart of a link failure recovery method according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a flowchart of another link failure recovery method according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a flowchart of still another link failure recovery method according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a flowchart of yet another link failure recovery method according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a schematic structural diagram of a link failure recovery apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a schematic structural diagram of a base station according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 7 is a schematic structural diagram of another link failure recovery apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 8 is a schematic structural diagram of another base station according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 9 is a schematic structural diagram of still another link failure recovery apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 10 is a schematic structural diagram of a user equipment according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 11 is a schematic structural diagram of yet another link failure recovery apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 12 is a schematic structural diagram of still another base station according to an embodiment of the present invention.


DESCRIPTION OF EMBODIMENTS



[0013] The following clearly and completely describes the technical solutions in the embodiments of the present invention with reference to the accompanying drawings in the embodiments of the present invention. Apparently, the described embodiments are merely a part rather than all of the embodiments of the present invention. All other embodiments obtained by a person of ordinary skill in the art based on the embodiments of the present invention without creative efforts shall fall within the protection scope of the present invention.

[0014] To make the advantages of the technical solutions of the present invention clearer, the following describes the present invention in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings and embodiments.

[0015] An embodiment of the present invention provides a link failure recovery method. As shown in FIG. 1, the method includes:
101. A primary base station receives failure report information sent by a user equipment.

[0016] The failure report information is an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed data radio bearer DRB, where the failed secondary serving cell is controlled by a secondary base station, and the failed DRB is carried on a radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment.

[0017] Optionally, the primary base station receives failure cause information sent by the user equipment, where the failure cause information is that the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions is reached, or that the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, or that a timer T310 expires.

[0018] Optionally, before step 101 or before the primary base station receives the failure cause information sent by the user equipment, the method may further include: sending, by the primary base station, a failure detection configuration message to the user equipment, where the message may specifically include one or more of the following: the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions, the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions, and timing duration of the timer T310, so that the user equipment determines, according to the failure detection configuration message, the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell or the identifier of the failed DRB or a specific value of a failure cause message.

[0019] Specifically, when the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions is reached for the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the user equipment and the secondary serving cell, the user equipment determines that an identifier of the secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the user equipment determines that an identifier of the DRB is the identifier of the failed DRB. When the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, or the timing duration of the timer T310 is reached on the secondary serving cell for the user equipment, the user equipment determines that an identifier of the secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the user equipment determines that an identifier of the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the user equipment and the secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed DRB.

[0020] 102. The primary base station acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured, and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0021] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier that is acquired by the primary base station and is of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured is the identifier of the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed DRB, the identifier that is acquired by the primary base station and is of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured is the identifier of the failed DRB.

[0022] Optionally, the primary base station acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or an identifier of a radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted, where the E-RAB corresponds, on a one-to-one basis, to the DRB.

[0023] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier that is acquired by the primary base station and is of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, and the acquired identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is an identifier of an E-RAB corresponding to the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed data radio bearer DRB, the identifier that is acquired by the primary base station and is of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is an identifier of a secondary serving cell that carries the failed DRB, and the acquired identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is an identifier of an E-RAB corresponding to the failed DRB.

[0024] Optionally, when the failure cause information is that the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions is reached, the primary base station reconfigures the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions for the DRB. When the failure cause information is that the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, the primary base station reconfigures the maximum number of preamble transmissions for the DRB. When the failure cause information is that a timer T310 expires, the primary base station reconfigures the timing duration of the timer T310 for the DRB.

[0025] 103. The primary base station sends a first reconfiguration message to the user equipment.

[0026] The first reconfiguration message includes the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB, so that the user equipment reconfigures, according to the first reconfiguration message, the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0027] Optionally, the first reconfiguration message may further include the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, so that the user equipment releases, according to the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted.

[0028] 104. Optionally, the primary base station sends a second reconfiguration message to the secondary base station, where the second reconfiguration message includes an identifier of the user equipment, so that the secondary base station releases, according to the identifier of the user equipment, a resource serving the user equipment.

[0029] Optionally, the second reconfiguration message may further include the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or the identifier of the E-RAB that needs to be deleted, so that the secondary base station releases, according to the second reconfiguration message, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or the E-RAB that needs to be deleted.

[0030] In a link failure recovery method provided in this embodiment, a signaling radio bearer between a user equipment and a primary base station does not need to be re-established, and security between the user equipment and the primary base station does not need to be reactivated, avoiding unnecessary information interaction between the user equipment and the primary base station, and improving network resource utilization efficiency.

[0031] An embodiment of the present invention provides another link failure recovery method. As shown in FIG. 2, the method includes:
201. A primary base station receives failure report information sent by a secondary base station.

[0032] The failure report information includes an identifier of a failed user equipment.

[0033] Optionally, the failure report information may further include an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed radio access bearer E-RAB.

[0034] Optionally, before step 201, the method may further include: sending, by the primary base station, a failure detection configuration message to the secondary base station, where the message may specifically include one or more of the following: the maximum number of RLC downlink retransmissions, the maximum number of retransmissions of a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH, Physical Downlink Control CHannel) order for allocating a dedicated random access resource, the maximum number of attempts for receiving a random access request, and a threshold for a block error rate (BLER, Block Error Rate) or a bit error rate (BER, Bit Error Rate) of uplink data, so that the secondary base station determines, according to the failure detection configuration message, the identifier of the failed user equipment, and the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell or the identifier of the failed E-RAB.

[0035] Specifically, when the maximum number of RLC downlink retransmissions is reached for the DRB carried by the secondary base station, or the threshold for the BLER or the BER of the uplink data is reached, the secondary base station determines that an identifier of a user equipment to which the DRB belongs is the identifier of the failed user equipment, and the secondary base station determines that an identifier of a secondary serving cell that carries the DRB is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the secondary base station determines that an identifier of an E-RAB corresponding to the DRB is the identifier of the failed E-RAB. When the maximum number of retransmissions is reached for the PDCCH order that is used for allocating a dedicated random access resource and sent by the secondary base station to the user equipment, or the maximum number of attempts for receiving a random access request sent by the user equipment is reached, the secondary base station determines that the identifier of the user equipment is the identifier of the failed user equipment, and the secondary base station determines that the identifier of the secondary serving cell that sends the PDCCH order or receives the random access request is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the secondary base station determines that an identifier of an E-RAB corresponding to the DRB that is carried on a radio link between the failed user equipment and the failed secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed E-RAB.

[0036] 202. The primary base station acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a data radio bearer DRB that needs to be reconfigured, and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0037] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment, the identifier that is acquired by the primary base station and is of the data radio bearer DRB that needs to be reconfigured is an identifier of a DRB that is carried on a radio link between the failed user equipment and the secondary base station. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier that is acquired by the primary base station and is of the data radio bearer DRB that needs to be reconfigured is the identifier of the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the failed user equipment and the failed secondary serving cell. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the failed radio access bearer E-RAB, the identifier that is acquired by the primary base station and is of the data radio bearer DRB that needs to be reconfigured is the identifier of the DRB corresponding to the failed radio access bearer E-RAB.

[0038] Optionally, the primary base station acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or an identifier of a radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted, where the E-RAB corresponds, on a one-to-one basis, to the DRB.

[0039] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment, the identifier that is acquired by the primary base station and is of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is an identifier of a secondary serving cell that serves the failed user equipment, and the identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is an identifier of an E-RAB corresponding to the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the secondary base station and the failed user equipment. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier that is acquired by the primary base station and is of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, and the identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the E-RAB corresponding to the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the failed user equipment and the failed secondary serving cell. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the failed radio access bearer E-RAB, the identifier that is acquired by the primary base station and is of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is an identifier of a secondary serving cell that carries the failed radio access bearer E-RAB, and the identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the failed radio access bearer E-RAB.

[0040] 203. The primary base station sends a first reconfiguration message to the user equipment.

[0041] The first reconfiguration message includes the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB, so that the user equipment reconfigures, according to the first reconfiguration message, the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0042] Optionally, the first reconfiguration message may further include the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, so that the user equipment releases, according to the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted.

[0043] 204. Optionally, the primary base station sends a second reconfiguration message to the secondary base station.

[0044] The second reconfiguration message includes the identifier of the failed user equipment, so that the secondary base station releases, according to the second reconfiguration message, a resource serving the failed user equipment.

[0045] Optionally, the second reconfiguration message further includes the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or the identifier of the E-RAB that needs to be deleted, so that the secondary base station releases, according to the second reconfiguration message, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or the E-RAB that needs to be deleted.

[0046] In another link failure recovery method provided in this embodiment, a signaling radio bearer between a user equipment and a primary base station does not need to be re-established, and security between the user equipment and the primary base station does not need to be reactivated, avoiding unnecessary information interaction between the user equipment and the primary base station, and improving network resource utilization efficiency.

[0047] An embodiment provides of the present invention still another link failure recovery method. As shown in FIG. 3, the method includes:
301. A user equipment sends failure report information to a primary base station.

[0048] The failure report information is an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed data radio bearer DRB, where the failed secondary serving cell is controlled by a secondary base station, and the failed DRB is carried on a radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment, so that the primary base station acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0049] Optionally, the user equipment sends failure cause information to the primary base station, where the failure cause information is that the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions is reached, or that the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, or that a timer T310 expires, so that the primary base station reconfigures, according to the failure cause information, a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0050] Optionally, before step 301 or before the user equipment sends the failure cause information to the primary base station, the method may further include: receiving, by the user equipment, a failure detection configuration message sent by the primary base station, where the message may specifically include one or more of the following: the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions, the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions, and timing duration of the timer T310; and determining, by the user equipment according to the failure detection configuration message, the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell or the identifier of the failed DRB or a specific value of the failure cause.

[0051] Specifically, when the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions is reached for the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the user equipment and the secondary serving cell, the user equipment determines that an identifier of the secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the user equipment determines that an identifier of the DRB is the identifier of the failed DRB. When the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions or the timing duration of the timer T310 is reached on the secondary serving cell for the user equipment, the user equipment determines that an identifier of the secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the user equipment determines that an identifier of the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the user equipment and the secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed DRB.

[0052] 302. The user equipment receives a reconfiguration message sent by the primary base station.

[0053] The reconfiguration message includes the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB, so that the user equipment reconfigures, according to the reconfiguration message, the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0054] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured is the identifier of the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed DRB, the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured is the identifier of the failed DRB.

[0055] Optionally, the reconfiguration message may further include an identifier of a secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted.

[0056] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed data radio bearer DRB, the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is an identifier of a secondary serving cell that carries the failed DRB.

[0057] 303. The user equipment reconfigures, according to the reconfiguration message, the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0058] Optionally, the user equipment releases, according to the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted.

[0059] In still another link failure recovery method provided in this embodiment, a signaling radio bearer between a user equipment and a primary base station does not need to be re-established, and security between the user equipment and the primary base station does not need to be reactivated, avoiding unnecessary information interaction between the user equipment and the primary base station, and improving network resource utilization efficiency.

[0060] An embodiment of the present invention provides yet another link failure recovery method. As shown in FIG. 4, the method includes:
401. A secondary base station sends failure report information to a primary base station, so that the primary base station acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0061] The failure report information is an identifier of a failed user equipment.

[0062] Optionally, the failure report information may further include an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed radio access bearer E-RAB.

[0063] Optionally, before step 401, the method may further include: receiving, by the secondary base station, a failure detection configuration message sent by the primary base station, where the message may specifically include one or more of the following: the maximum number of RLC downlink retransmissions, the maximum number of retransmissions of a PDCCH order for allocating a dedicated random access resource, the maximum number of attempts for receiving a random access request, and a threshold for a block error rate (BLER, Block Error Rate) or a bit error rate (BER, Bit Error Rate) of uplink data. The secondary base station determines, according to the failure detection configuration message, the identifier of the failed user equipment, and the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell or the identifier of the failed E-RAB.

[0064] Specifically, when the maximum number of RLC downlink retransmissions is reached for the DRB carried by the secondary base station, or the threshold for the BLER or the BER of the uplink data is reached, the secondary base station determines that an identifier of a user equipment to which the DRB belongs is the identifier of the failed user equipment, and the secondary base station determines that an identifier of a secondary serving cell that carries the DRB is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the secondary base station determines that an identifier of an E-RAB corresponding to the DRB is the identifier of the failed E-RAB. When the maximum number of retransmissions is reached for the PDCCH order that is used for allocating a dedicated random access resource and sent by the secondary base station to the user equipment, or the maximum number of attempts for receiving a random access request sent by the user equipment is reached, the secondary base station determines that the identifier of the user equipment is the identifier of the failed user equipment, and the secondary base station determines that the identifier of the secondary serving cell that sends the PDCCH order or receives the random access request is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the secondary base station determines that an identifier of an E-RAB corresponding to the DRB that is carried on a radio link between the failed user equipment and the failed secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed E-RAB.

[0065] 402. Optionally, the secondary base station receives a reconfiguration message sent by the primary base station.

[0066] The reconfiguration message includes the identifier of the failed user equipment.

[0067] Optionally, the reconfiguration message may further include an identifier of a secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or an identifier of an E-RAB that needs to be deleted.

[0068] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment, the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is an identifier of the secondary serving cell that serves the failed user equipment, and the identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is an identifier of an E-RAB corresponding to a DRB that is carried on a radio link between the secondary base station and the failed user equipment. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, and the identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the E-RAB corresponding to the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the failed user equipment and the failed secondary serving cell. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the failed radio access bearer E-RAB, the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is an identifier of a secondary serving cell that carries the failed radio access bearer E-RAB, and the identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the failed radio access bearer E-RAB.

[0069] 403. Optionally, the secondary base station releases, according to the reconfiguration message, a resource serving the failed user equipment.

[0070] Optionally, the secondary base station may release, according to the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted and serves the failed user equipment, or the secondary base station may release, according to the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted, the E-RAB that needs to be deleted.

[0071] In yet another link failure recovery method provided in this embodiment, a signaling radio bearer between a user equipment and a primary base station does not need to be re-established, and security between the user equipment and the primary base station does not need to be reactivated, avoiding unnecessary information interaction between the user equipment and the primary base station, and improving network resource utilization efficiency.

[0072] An embodiment of the present invention provides a link failure recovery apparatus. As shown in FIG. 5, the apparatus includes: a receiving unit 51, an acquiring unit 52, a configuring unit 53, and a sending unit 54.

[0073] The receiving unit 51 may be configured to receive failure report information sent by a user equipment, where the failure report information is an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed data radio bearer DRB, where the failed secondary serving cell is controlled by a secondary base station, and the failed DRB is carried on a radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment.

[0074] The receiving unit 51 may be further configured to receive failure cause information sent by the user equipment, where the failure cause information is that the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions is reached, or that the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, or that a timer T310 expires.

[0075] Optionally, before the receiving unit 51 receives the failure report information or failure cause information sent by the user equipment, the sending unit 54 may further send a failure detection configuration message to the user equipment, where the message may specifically include one or more of the following: the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions, the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions, and timing duration of the timer T310, so that the user equipment determines, according to the failure detection configuration message, the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell or the identifier of the failed DRB or a specific value of the failure cause information.

[0076] Specifically, when the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions is reached for the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the user equipment and the secondary serving cell, the user equipment determines that an identifier of the secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the user equipment determines that an identifier of the DRB is the identifier of the failed DRB. When the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, or the timing duration of the timer T310 is reached on the secondary serving cell for the user equipment, the user equipment determines that an identifier of the secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the user equipment determines that an identifier of the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the user equipment and the secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed DRB.

[0077] The acquiring unit 52 may be configured to acquire, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0078] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier that is acquired by the acquiring unit 52 and is of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured is the identifier of the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed DRB, the identifier that is acquired by the acquiring unit 52 and is of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured is the identifier of the failed DRB.

[0079] The acquiring unit 52 may be further configured to acquire, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or an identifier of a radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted, where the E-RAB corresponds, on a one-to-one basis, to the DRB.

[0080] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier that is acquired by the acquiring unit 52 and is of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, and the acquired identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is an identifier of an E-RAB corresponding to the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed radio data bearer DRB, the identifier that is acquired by the acquiring unit 52 and is of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is an identifier of a secondary serving cell that carries the failed DRB, and the acquired identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the E-RAB corresponding to the failed DRB.

[0081] The configuring unit 53 may be configured to reconfigure a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0082] The configuring unit 53 may be specifically configured to, when the failure cause information is that the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions is reached, reconfigure the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions for the DRB.

[0083] The configuring unit 53 may be specifically further configured to, when the failure cause information is that the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, reconfigure the maximum number of preamble transmissions for the DRB.

[0084] The configuring unit 53 may be specifically further configured to, when the failure cause information is that a timer T310 expires, reconfigure timing duration of the timer T310 for the DRB.

[0085] The sending unit 54 may be configured to send a first reconfiguration message to the user equipment, where the first reconfiguration message includes the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB, so that the user equipment reconfigures, according to the first reconfiguration message, the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0086] Optionally, the first reconfiguration message may further include the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, so that the user equipment releases, according to the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted.

[0087] The sending unit 54 may be further configured to send a second reconfiguration message to the secondary base station, where the second reconfiguration message includes an identifier of the user equipment, so that the secondary base station releases, according to the identifier of the user equipment, a resource serving the user equipment.

[0088] The second reconfiguration message may further include the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or the identifier of the E-RAB that needs to be deleted, so that the secondary base station releases, according to the second reconfiguration message, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or the E-RAB that needs to be deleted.

[0089] A link failure recovery apparatus provided in this embodiment may avoid unnecessary information interaction and improve network resource utilization efficiency.

[0090] An entity of a link failure recovery apparatus provided in an embodiment may be a base station. As shown in FIG. 6, the base station includes: a processor 61, an input device 62, an output device 63, and a memory 64, where the input device 62, the output device 63, and the memory 64 are connected to the processor 61.

[0091] The processor 61 includes: a receiving unit 6101, an acquiring unit 6102, a configuring unit 6103, and a sending unit 6104.

[0092] The receiving unit 6101 may be configured to receive failure report information sent by a user equipment, where the failure report information is an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed data radio bearer DRB, where the failed secondary serving cell is controlled by a secondary base station, and the failed DRB is carried on a radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment.

[0093] The receiving unit 6101 may be further configured to receive failure cause information sent by the user equipment, where the failure cause information is that the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions is reached, or that the maximum number of random access preamble retransmission s is reached, or that a timer T310 expires.

[0094] The acquiring unit 6102 may be configured to acquire, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0095] The acquiring unit 6102 may be further configured to acquire, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or an identifier of a radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted, where the E-RAB corresponds, on a one-to-one basis, to the DRB.

[0096] The configuring unit 6103 may be configured to reconfigure a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0097] The configuring unit 6103 may be specifically configured to, when the failure cause information is that the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions is reached, reconfigure the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions for the DRB.

[0098] The configuring unit 6103 may be specifically further configured to, when the failure cause information is that the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, reconfigure the maximum number of preamble transmissions for the DRB.

[0099] The configuring unit 6103 may be specifically further configured to, when the failure cause information is that a timer T310 expires, reconfigure timing duration of the timer T310 for the DRB.

[0100] The sending unit 6104 may be configured to send a first reconfiguration message to the user equipment, where the first reconfiguration message includes the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB, so that the user equipment reconfigures, according to the first reconfiguration message, the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0101] Optionally, the first reconfiguration message may further include the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, so that the user equipment releases, according to the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted.

[0102] The sending unit 6104 may be further configured to send a second reconfiguration message to the secondary base station, where the second reconfiguration message includes an identifier of the user equipment, so that the secondary base station releases, according to the identifier of the user equipment, a resource serving the user equipment.

[0103] The second reconfiguration message may further include the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or the identifier of the E-RAB that needs to be deleted, so that the secondary base station releases, according to the second reconfiguration message, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or the E-RAB that needs to be deleted.

[0104] An embodiment of the present invention provides another link failure recovery apparatus. As shown in FIG. 7, the apparatus includes: a receiving unit 71, an acquiring unit 72, a configuring unit 73, and a sending unit 74.

[0105] The receiving unit 71 may be configured to receive failure report information sent by a secondary base station, where the failure report information includes an identifier of a failed user equipment.

[0106] Optionally, the failure report information further includes an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed radio access bearer E-RAB.

[0107] Optionally, before the receiving unit 71 receives the failure report information sent by the secondary base station, the sending unit 64 may send a failure detection configuration message to the secondary base station, where the message may specifically include one or more of the following: the maximum number of RLC downlink retransmissions, the maximum number of retransmissions of a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH, Physical Downlink Control CHannel) order for allocating a dedicated random access resource, the maximum number of attempts for receiving a random access request, and a threshold for a block error rate (BLER, Block Error Rate) or a bit error rate (BER, Bit Error Rate) of uplink data, so that the secondary base station determines, according to the failure detection configuration message, the identifier of the failed user equipment, and the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell or the identifier of the failed E-RAB.

[0108] Specifically, when the maximum number of RLC downlink retransmissions is reached, or the threshold for the BLER or the BER of the uplink data is reached for the DRB carried by the secondary base station, the secondary base station determines that an identifier of a user equipment to which the DRB belongs is the identifier of the failed user equipment, and the secondary base station determines that an identifier of a secondary serving cell that carries the DRB is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the secondary base station determines that an identifier of an E-RAB corresponding to the DRB is the identifier of the failed E-RAB. When the maximum number of retransmissions is reached for the PDCCH order that is used for allocating a dedicated random access resource and sent by the secondary base station to the user equipment, or the maximum number of attempts for receiving a random access request sent by the user equipment is reached, the secondary base station determines that the identifier of the user equipment is the identifier of the failed user equipment, and the secondary base station determines that the identifier of the secondary serving cell that sends the PDCCH order or receives the random access request is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the secondary base station determines that an identifier of an E-RAB corresponding to the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the failed user equipment and the failed secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed E-RAB.

[0109] The acquiring unit 72 may be configured to acquire, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a data radio bearer DRB that needs to be reconfigured, and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0110] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment, the identifier that is acquired by the acquiring unit 72 and is of the data radio bearer DRB that needs to be reconfigured is an identifier of the DRB that is carried on a radio link between the failed user equipment and the secondary base station. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier that is acquired by the acquiring unit 72 and is of the data radio bearer DRB that needs to be reconfigured is the identifier of the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the failed user equipment and the failed secondary serving cell. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the failed radio access bearer E-RAB, the identifier that is acquired by the acquiring unit 72 and is of the data radio bearer DRB that needs to be reconfigured is the identifier of the DRB corresponding to the failed radio access bearer E-RAB.

[0111] The acquiring unit 72 may be further configured to acquire, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or an identifier of an E-RAB that needs to be deleted.

[0112] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment, the identifier that is acquired by the acquiring unit 72 and is of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is an identifier of a secondary serving cell that serves the failed user equipment, and the identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is an identifier of an E-RAB corresponding to the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the secondary base station and the failed user equipment. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier that is acquired by the acquiring unit 72 and is of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, and the identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the E-RAB corresponding to the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the failed user equipment and the failed secondary serving cell. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the failed radio access bearer E-RAB, the identifier that is acquired by the acquiring unit 62 and is of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is an identifier of a secondary serving cell that carries the failed radio access bearer E-RAB, and the identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the failed radio access bearer E-RAB.

[0113] The configuring unit 73 may be configured to reconfigure a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0114] The sending unit 74 may be configured to send a first reconfiguration message to the user equipment, where the first reconfiguration message includes the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB, so that the user equipment reconfigures, according to the first reconfiguration message, the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0115] Optionally, the first reconfiguration message may further include the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, so that the user equipment releases, according to the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted.

[0116] The sending unit 74 may be further configured to send a second reconfiguration message to the secondary base station, where the second reconfiguration message includes the identifier of the failed user equipment, so that the secondary base station releases, according to the second reconfiguration message, a resource serving the failed user equipment.

[0117] Optionally, the second reconfiguration message may further include the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or the identifier of the E-RAB that needs to be deleted, so that the secondary base station releases, according to the second reconfiguration message, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or the E-RAB that needs to be deleted.

[0118] Another link failure recovery apparatus provided in this embodiment may avoid unnecessary information interaction and improve network resource utilization efficiency.

[0119] An entity of another link failure recovery apparatus provided in an embodiment may be a base station. As shown in FIG. 8, the base station includes: a processor 81, an input device 82, an output device 83, and a memory 84, where the input device 82, the output device 83, and the memory 84 are connected to the processor 81.

[0120] The processor 81 may include: a receiving unit 8101, an acquiring unit 8102, a configuring unit 8103, and a sending unit 8104.

[0121] The receiving unit 8101 may be configured to receive failure report information sent by a secondary base station, where the failure report information includes an identifier of a failed user equipment.

[0122] Optionally, the failure report information further includes an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed radio access bearer E-RAB.

[0123] Optionally, before the receiving unit 8101 receives the failure report information sent by the secondary base station, the sending unit 8104 may send a failure detection configuration message to the secondary base station, where the message may specifically include one or more of the following: the maximum number of RLC downlink retransmissions, the maximum number of retransmissions of a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH, Physical Downlink Control CHannel) order for allocating a dedicated random access resource, the maximum number of attempts for receiving a random access request, and a threshold for a block error rate (BLER, Block Error Rate) or a bit error rate (BER, Bit Error Rate) of uplink data, so that the secondary base station determines, according to the failure detection configuration message, the identifier of the failed user equipment, and the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell or the identifier of the failed E-RAB.

[0124] The acquiring unit 8102 may be configured to acquire, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a data radio bearer DRB that needs to be reconfigured, and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0125] The acquiring unit 8102 may be further configured to acquire, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or an identifier of an E-RAB that needs to be deleted.

[0126] The configuring unit 8103 may be configured to reconfigure a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0127] The sending unit 8104 may be configured to send a first reconfiguration message to the user equipment, where the first reconfiguration message includes the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB, so that the user equipment reconfigures, according to the first reconfiguration message, the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0128] Optionally, the first reconfiguration message may further include the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, so that the user equipment releases, according to the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted.

[0129] The sending unit 8104 may be further configured to send a second reconfiguration message to the secondary base station, where the second reconfiguration message includes the identifier of the failed user equipment, so that the secondary base station releases, according to the second reconfiguration message, a resource serving the failed user equipment.

[0130] Optionally, the second reconfiguration message may further include the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or the identifier of the E-RAB that needs to be deleted, so that the secondary base station releases, according to the second reconfiguration message, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or the E-RAB that needs to be deleted.

[0131] An embodiment of the present invention provides still another link failure recovery apparatus. As shown in FIG. 9, the apparatus includes: a sending unit 91, a receiving unit 92, a configuring unit 93, and a releasing unit 94.

[0132] The sending unit 91 may be configured to send failure report information to a primary base station.

[0133] The failure report information is an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed data radio bearer DRB, where the failed secondary serving cell is controlled by a secondary base station, and the failed DRB is carried on a radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and a user equipment, so that the primary base station acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured, and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0134] The sending unit 91 may be further configured to send failure cause information to the primary base station.

[0135] The failure cause is that the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions is reached, or that the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, or that a timer T310 expires, so that the primary base station reconfigures, according to the failure cause information, a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0136] Optionally, before the sending unit 91 sends the failure report information or the failure cause information to the primary base station, the receiving unit 92 may receive a failure detection configuration message sent by the primary base station, where the message may specifically include one or more of the following: the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions, the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions, and timing duration of the timer T310, so that the user equipment determines, according to the failure detection configuration message, the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell or the identifier of the failed DRB or a specific value of the failure cause.

[0137] Specifically, when the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions is reached for the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the user equipment and the secondary serving cell, the user equipment determines that an identifier of the secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the user equipment determines that an identifier of the DRB is the identifier of the failed DRB. When the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions or the timing duration of the timer T310 is reached on the secondary serving cell for the user equipment, the user equipment determines that an identifier of the secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the user equipment determines that an identifier of the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the user equipment and the secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed DRB.

[0138] The receiving unit 92 may be configured to receive a reconfiguration message sent by the primary base station.

[0139] The reconfiguration message includes the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB, so that the user equipment reconfigures, according to the reconfiguration message, the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0140] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured is an identifier of the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed DRB, the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured is the identifier of the failed DRB.

[0141] The configuring unit 93 may be configured to reconfigure, according to the reconfiguration message, the failed DRB.

[0142] Optionally, the reconfiguration message may further include an identifier of a secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted.

[0143] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed data radio bearer DRB, the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is an identifier of a secondary serving cell that carries the failed DRB.

[0144] The releasing unit 94 may be configured to release, according to the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted.

[0145] Still another link failure recovery apparatus provided in this embodiment may avoid unnecessary information interaction and improve network resource utilization efficiency.

[0146] An entity of still another link failure recovery apparatus provided in an embodiment may be a user equipment. As shown in FIG. 10, the user equipment includes: a processor 101, an input device 102, an output device 103, and a memory 104, where the input device 102, the output device 103, and the memory 104 are connected to the central processor 101.

[0147] The processor 101 may specifically include: a sending unit 10101, a receiving unit 10102, a configuring unit 10103, and a releasing unit 10104.

[0148] The sending unit 10101 may be configured to send failure report information to a primary base station.

[0149] The failure report information is an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed data radio bearer DRB, where the failed secondary serving cell is controlled by a secondary base station, and the failed DRB is carried on a radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and a user equipment, so that the primary base station acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured, and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0150] The sending unit 10101 may be further configured to send failure cause information to the primary base station.

[0151] The failure cause is that the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions is reached, or that the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, or that a timer T310 expires, so that the primary base station reconfigures, according to the failure cause information, a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0152] Optionally, before the sending unit 10101 sends the failure report information or the failure cause information to the primary base station, the receiving unit 10102 may receive a failure detection configuration message sent by the primary base station, where the message may specifically include one or more of the following: the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions, the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions, and timing duration of the timer T310, so that the user equipment determines, according to the failure detection configuration message, the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell or the identifier of the failed DRB or a specific value of the failure cause.

[0153] The receiving unit 10102 may be configured to receive a reconfiguration message sent by the primary base station.

[0154] The reconfiguration message includes the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB, so that the user equipment reconfigures, according to the reconfiguration message, the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0155] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured is an identifier of the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed DRB, the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured is the identifier of the failed DRB.

[0156] The configuring unit 10103 may be configured to reconfigure, according to the reconfiguration message, the failed DRB.

[0157] Optionally, the reconfiguration message may further include an identifier of a secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted.

[0158] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed data radio bearer DRB, the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is an identifier of a secondary serving cell that carries the failed DRB.

[0159] The releasing unit 10104 may be configured to release, according to the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted.

[0160] An embodiment of the present invention provides yet another link failure recovery apparatus. As shown in FIG. 11, an entity of the apparatus may be a base station. The apparatus includes: a sending unit 111, a receiving unit 112, and a releasing unit 113.

[0161] The sending unit 111 may be configured to send failure report information to a primary base station, so that the primary base station acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured, and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0162] The failure report information is an identifier of a failed user equipment.

[0163] Optionally, the failure report information may further include an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed radio access bearer E-RAB.

[0164] Optionally, before the sending unit 111 sends the failure report information to the primary base station, the receiving unit 112 may receive a failure detection configuration message sent by the primary base station, where the message may specifically include one or more of the following: the maximum number of RLC downlink retransmissions, the maximum number of retransmissions of a PDCCH order for allocating a dedicated random access resource, the maximum number of attempts for receiving a random access request, and a threshold for a block error rate (BLER, Block Error Rate) or a bit error rate (BER, Bit Error Rate) of uplink data. The secondary base station determines, according to the failure detection configuration message, the identifier of the failed user equipment, and the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell or the identifier of the failed E-RAB.

[0165] Specifically, when the maximum number of RLC downlink retransmissions is reached for the DRB carried by the secondary base station, or the threshold for the BLER or the BER of the uplink data is reached, the secondary base station determines that an identifier of a user equipment to which the DRB belongs is the identifier of the failed user equipment, and the secondary base station determines that an identifier of a secondary serving cell that carries the DRB is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the secondary base station determines that an identifier of an E-RAB corresponding to the DRB is the identifier of the failed E-RAB. When the maximum number of retransmissions is reached for the PDCCH order that is used for allocating a dedicated random access resource and sent by the secondary base station to the user equipment, or the maximum number of attempts for receiving a random access request sent by the user equipment is reached, the secondary base station determines that the identifier of the user equipment is the identifier of the failed user equipment, and the secondary base station determines that the identifier of the secondary serving cell that sends the PDCCH order or receives the random access request is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, or the secondary base station determines that an identifier of an E-RAB corresponding to the DRB that is carried on a radio link between the failed user equipment and the failed secondary serving cell is the identifier of the failed E-RAB.

[0166] The receiving unit 112 may be configured to receive a reconfiguration message sent by the primary base station.

[0167] The reconfiguration message includes the identifier of the failed user equipment.

[0168] The releasing unit 113 may be configured to release, according to the reconfiguration message, a resource serving the failed user equipment.

[0169] Optionally, the reconfiguration message may further include an identifier of a secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or an identifier of an E-RAB that needs to be deleted.

[0170] Specifically, when the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment, the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is an identifier of a secondary serving cell that serves the failed user equipment, and the identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is an identifier of an E-RAB corresponding to the DRB that is carried on a radio link between the secondary base station and the failed user equipment. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell, and the identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the E-RAB corresponding to the DRB that is carried on the radio link between the failed user equipment and the failed secondary serving cell. When the failure report information is the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the failed radio access bearer E-RAB, the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted is an identifier of a secondary serving cell that carries the failed radio access bearer E-RAB, and the identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted is the identifier of the failed radio access bearer E-RAB.

[0171] The releasing unit 113 may be further configured to release, according to the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted and serves the failed user equipment; or

[0172] the releasing unit 113 may be further configured to release, according to the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted, the E-RAB that needs to be deleted.

[0173] Yet another link failure recovery apparatus provided in this embodiment may avoid unnecessary information interaction and improve network resource utilization efficiency.

[0174] An entity of yet another link failure recovery apparatus provided in an embodiment may be a base station. As shown in FIG. 12, the base station includes: a processor 121, an input device 122, an output device 123, and a memory 124, where the input device 122, the output device 123, and the memory 124 are connected to the processor 121.

[0175] The processor 121 may specifically include: a sending unit 12101, a receiving unit 12102, and a releasing unit 12103.

[0176] The sending unit 12101 may be configured to send failure report information to a primary base station, so that the primary base station acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured, and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.

[0177] The failure report information is an identifier of a failed user equipment.

[0178] Optionally, the failure report information may further include an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed radio access bearer E-RAB.

[0179] Optionally, before the sending unit 12101 sends the failure report information to the primary base station, the receiving unit 12102 may receive a failure detection configuration message sent by the primary base station, where the message may specifically include one or more of the following: the maximum number of RLC downlink retransmissions, the maximum number of retransmissions of a PDCCH order for allocating a dedicated random access resource, the maximum number of attempts for receiving a random access request, and a threshold for a block error rate (BLER, Block Error Rate) or a bit error rate (BER, Bit Error Rate) of uplink data. The secondary base station determines, according to the failure detection configuration message, the identifier of the failed user equipment, and the identifier of the failed secondary serving cell or the identifier of the failed E-RAB.

[0180] The receiving unit 12102 may be configured to receive a reconfiguration message sent by the primary base station.

[0181] The reconfiguration message includes the identifier of the failed user equipment.

[0182] The releasing unit 12103 may be configured to release, according to the reconfiguration message, a resource serving the failed user equipment.

[0183] Optionally, the reconfiguration message may further include an identifier of a secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted or an identifier of an E-RAB that needs to be deleted.

[0184] The releasing unit 12103 may be further configured to release, according to the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted, the secondary serving cell that needs to be deleted and serves the failed user equipment; or

[0185] the releasing unit 12103 may be further configured to release, according to the identifier of the failed user equipment and the identifier of the radio access bearer E-RAB that needs to be deleted, the E-RAB that needs to be deleted.

[0186] In a link failure recovery method and apparatus provided in embodiments of the present invention, a primary base station first receives failure report information sent by a user equipment, acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured, and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured; and then the primary base station sends a first reconfiguration message to the user equipment, so that the user equipment reconfigures a failed DRB according to the first reconfiguration message. Currently, when the user equipment detects that a radio link failure occurs on a link between the user equipment and a secondary base station, a signaling radio bearer between the user equipment and the primary base station is still re-established, and security between the user equipment and the primary base station is reactivated. However, probably no radio link failure occurs between the user equipment and the primary base station at this moment. As a result, unnecessary information interaction between the user equipment and the primary base station increases, and a network resource is wasted. In the method and apparatus provided in the embodiments of the present invention, the signaling radio bearer between the user equipment and the primary base station does not need to be re-established, and the security between the user equipment and the primary base station does not need to be reactivated, avoiding unnecessary information interaction between the user equipment and the primary base station, and improving network resource utilization efficiency. Further, the method and apparatus provided in the embodiments of the present invention may enable the primary base station to locate a failure cause more accurately, thereby implementing link failure recovery at a lower cost.

[0187] The link failure recovery apparatus provided in the embodiments of the present invention may implement the method embodiments provided in the foregoing. For detailed function implementation, reference may be made to descriptions in the method embodiments, and details are not described herein again. The link failure recovery method and apparatus provided in the embodiments of the present invention may be applied to the field of communications systems, but are not limited thereto.

[0188] A person of ordinary skill in the art may understand that all or a part of the processes of the methods in the embodiments may be implemented by a computer program instructing relevant hardware. The program may be stored in a computer readable storage medium. When the program runs, the processes of the methods in the embodiments are performed. The storage medium may include: a magnetic disk, an optical disc, a read-only memory (Read-Only Memory, ROM), or a random access memory (Random Access Memory, RAM).

[0189] The foregoing descriptions are merely specific embodiments of the present invention, but are not intended to limit the protection scope of the present invention. Any variation or replacement readily figured out by a person skilled in the art within the technical scope disclosed in the present invention shall fall within the protection scope of the present invention. Therefore, the protection scope of the present invention shall be subject to the protection scope of the claims.


Claims

1. A link failure recovery method, comprising:

receiving (101), by a primary base station, failure report information sent by a user equipment, wherein the failure report information is an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed data radio bearer, DRB, wherein the failed secondary serving cell is controlled by a secondary base station, and the failed DRB is carried on a radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment;

acquiring (102), by the primary base station according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured, and reconfiguring (102), by the primary base station, a parameter for a DRB that needs to be reconfigured; and

sending (103), by the primary base station, a first reconfiguration message to the user equipment, wherein the first reconfiguration message comprises the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.


 
2. The link failure recovery method according to claim 1, further comprising:

receiving, by the primary base station, failure cause information sent by the user equipment, wherein the failure cause information is that the maximum number of Radio Link Control, RLC, uplink retransmissions is reached, or that the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, or that a timer T310 expires; and

the reconfiguring (102), by the primary base station, a parameter for the DRB comprises:

when the failure cause information is that the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions is reached, reconfiguring, by the primary base station, the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions for the DRB;

when the failure cause information is that the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, reconfiguring, by the primary base station, the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions for the DRB;

when the failure cause information is that a timer T310 expires, reconfiguring, by the primary base station, timing duration of the timer T310 for the DRB.


 
3. The link failure recovery method according to claim 1 or 2, wherein before the primary base station receives the failure report information or the failure cause information sent by the user equipment, the method further comprises:

sending, by the primary base station, a failure detection configuration message to the user equipment, so that the user equipment determines, according to the failure detection configuration message, a specific value of the failure report information and/or the failure cause information; wherein

the failure detection configuration message specifically comprises at least one of the following: the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions, the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions, and the timing duration of the timer T310.


 
4. The link failure recovery method according to claim 1, further comprising:
sending (104), by the primary base station, a second reconfiguration message to the secondary base station, wherein the second reconfiguration message comprises an identifier of the user equipment, so that the secondary base station releases, according to the identifier of the user equipment, a resource serving the user equipment.
 
5. A link failure recovery method, comprising:

sending (301), by a user equipment, failure report information to a primary base station, wherein the failure report information is an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed data radio bearer, DRB, wherein the failed secondary serving cell is controlled by a secondary base station, and the failed DRB is carried on a radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment, so that the primary base station acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured;

receiving (302), by the user equipment, a reconfiguration message sent by the primary base station, wherein the reconfiguration message comprises the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB; and

reconfiguring (303), by the user equipment according to the reconfiguration message, the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.


 
6. The link failure recovery method according to claim 5, further comprising:
sending, by the user equipment, failure cause information to the primary base station, wherein the failure cause information is that the maximum number of Radio Link Control uplink retransmissions is reached, or that the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, or that a timer T310 expires, so that the primary base station reconfigures, according to the failure cause information, a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.
 
7. The link failure recovery method according to claim 5 or 6, wherein before the user equipment sends the failure report information or the failure cause information to the primary base station, the method further comprises:

receiving, by the user equipment, a failure detection configuration message sent by the primary base station, wherein the failure detection configuration message specifically comprises at least one of the following: the maximum number of Radio Link Control, RLC, uplink retransmissions, the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions, and timing duration of the timer T310; and

determining, by the user equipment according to the failure detection configuration message, a specific value of the failure report information and/or the failure cause information.


 
8. A link failure recovery apparatus, comprising:

a receiving unit (51), configured to receive failure report information sent by a user equipment, wherein the failure report information is an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed data radio bearer, DRB, wherein the failed secondary serving cell is controlled by a secondary base station, and the failed DRB is carried on a radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and the user equipment;

an acquiring unit (52), configured to acquire, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured;

a configuring unit (53), configured to reconfigure a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured; and

a sending unit (54), configured to send a first reconfiguration message to the user equipment, wherein the first reconfiguration message comprises the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.


 
9. The link failure recovery apparatus according to claim 8, wherein:
the receiving unit (52) is further configured to receive failure cause information sent by the user equipment, wherein the failure cause information is that the maximum number of Radio Link Control, RLC, uplink retransmissions is reached, or that the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, or that a timer T310 expires.
 
10. The link failure recovery apparatus according to claim 8 or 9, wherein:

the sending unit (54) is further configured to send a failure detection configuration message to the user equipment, so that the user equipment determines, according to the failure detection configuration message, a specific value of the failure report information and/or the failure cause information; wherein

the failure detection configuration message specifically comprises at least one of the following: the maximum number of Radio Link Control, RLC, uplink retransmissions, the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions, and timing duration of the timer T310.


 
11. The link failure recovery apparatus according to claim 8, wherein:

the configuring unit (53) is specifically configured to, when the failure cause information is that the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions is reached, reconfigure the maximum number of RLC uplink retransmissions for the DRB;

the configuring unit (53) is specifically further configured to, when the failure cause information is that the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, reconfigure the maximum number of preamble transmissions for the DRB; and

the configuring unit (53) is specifically further configured to, when the failure cause information is that a timer T310 expires, reconfigure timing duration of the timer T310 for the DRB.


 
12. The link failure recovery apparatus according to claim 8, wherein:
the sending unit (54) is further configured to send a second reconfiguration message to the secondary base station, wherein the second reconfiguration message comprises an identifier of the user equipment, so that the secondary base station releases, according to the identifier of the user equipment, a resource serving the user equipment.
 
13. A link failure recovery apparatus, comprising:

a sending unit (91), configured to send failure report information to a primary base station, wherein the failure report information is an identifier of a failed secondary serving cell or an identifier of a failed data radio bearer, DRB, wherein the failed secondary serving cell is controlled by a secondary base station, and the failed DRB is carried on a radio link between the failed secondary serving cell and a user equipment, so that the primary base station acquires, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a DRB that needs to be reconfigured and reconfigures a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured;

a receiving unit (92), configured to receive a reconfiguration message sent by the primary base station, wherein the reconfiguration message comprises the identifier of the DRB that needs to be reconfigured and the parameter reconfigured for the DRB; and

a configuring unit (93), configured to reconfigure, according to the reconfiguration message, the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.


 
14. The link failure recovery apparatus according to claim 13, wherein:
the sending unit is further configured to send failure cause information to the primary base station, wherein the failure cause information is that the maximum number of Radio Link Control, RLC, uplink retransmissions is reached, or that the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions is reached, or that a timer T310 expires, so that the primary base station reconfigures, according to the failure cause information, a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured.
 
15. The link failure recovery apparatus according to claim 13 or 14, wherein:

the receiving unit (92) is further configured to receive a failure detection configuration message sent by the primary base station, wherein the failure detection configuration message specifically comprises at least one of the following: the maximum number of Radio Link Control, RLC, uplink retransmissions, the maximum number of random access preamble retransmissions, and timing duration of the timer T310; and

the sending unit (91) is further configured to determine, according to the failure detection configuration message, a specific value of the failure report information or the failure cause information.


 


Ansprüche

1. Verfahren zur Wiederherstellung nach Funkverbindungsausfällen, umfassend:

Empfang (101) von Fehlerberichtsinformationen, die durch eine Benutzervorrichtung gesendet werden, durch eine Hauptbasisstation, wobei die Fehlerberichtsinformationen eine Kennung einer ausgefallenen sekundären Serverzelle oder eine Kennung eines ausgefallenen Datenfunkträgers, DRB, darstellen, wobei die ausgefallene sekundäre Serverzelle durch eine sekundäre Basisstation gesteuert wird und der ausgefallene DRB auf einer Funkverbindung zwischen der Funkverbindung zwischen der ausgefallenen sekundären Serverzelle und der Benutzervorrichtung getragen wird;

Beschaffen (102) einer Kennung eines DRB, die rekonfiguriert werden muss, durch die Hauptbasisstation den Fehlerberichtsinformationen entsprechend und Rekonfiguration (102) eines Parameters für einen DRB, die rekonfiguriert werden muss, durch die Hauptbasisstation; und

Senden (103) einer ersten Rekonfigurationsnachricht durch die Hauptbasisstation an die Benutzervorrichtung, wobei die erste Rekonfigurationsnachricht die Kennung des DRB, die rekonfiguriert werden muss, und den Parameter, der für den DRB, der rekonfiguriert werden muss, rekonfiguriert wurde, umfasst.


 
2. Verfahren zur Wiederherstellung nach Funkverbindungsausfällen nach Anspruch 1, ferner umfassend:

Empfang von Fehlerursacheninformationen, die durch die Benutzervorrichtung gesendet wurden, durch die Hauptbasisstation, wobei die Fehlerursacheninformationen angeben, dass die maximale Anzahl von Funkverbindungssteuerungs-, RLC, Uplink-Rücksendungen erreicht ist oder dass die maximale Anzahl von Direktzugriffs-Präambelrücksendungen erreicht ist oder dass ein Timer T310 abläuft; und

die Rekonfiguration (102) eines Parameters für den DRB durch die Hauptbasisstation umfasst:

wenn die Fehlerursacheninformationen angeben, dass die maximale Anzahl der RLC-Uplink-Rücksendungen erreicht ist, Rekonfiguration der maximalen Anzahl der RLC-Uplink-Rücksendungen für den DRB durch die Hauptbasisstation;

wenn die Fehlerursacheninformationen angeben, dass die maximale Anzahl der Direktzugriffs-Präambelrücksendungen erreicht ist, Rekonfiguration der maximalen Anzahl der Direktzugriffs-Präambelrücksendungen für den DRB durch die Hauptbasisstation;

wenn die Fehlerursacheninformationen angeben, dass ein Timer T310 abläuft, Rekonfiguration der Timingdauer des Timers T310 für den DRB durch die Hauptbasisstation.


 
3. Verfahren zur Wiederherstellung nach Funkverbindungsausfällen nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, wobei das Verfahren vor dem Empfang der Fehlerberichtsinformationen oder der Fehlerursacheninformationen, die durch die Benutzervorrichtung gesendet wurden, durch die Hauptbasisstation ferner umfasst:

Senden einer Fehlererkennungskonfigurationsmeldung durch die Hauptbasisstation an die Benutzervorrichtung, sodass die Benutzervorrichtung nach der Fehlererkennungskonfigurationsmeldung einen spezifischen Wert für die Fehlerberichtsinformationen und/oder die Fehlerursacheninformationen bestimmt; wobei

die Fehlererkennungskonfigurationsmeldung speziell mindestens eines der folgenden umfasst: die maximale Anzahl der RLC-Uplink-Rücksendungen, die maximale Anzahl der Direktzugriffs-Präambelrücksendungen und die Timingdauer des Timers T310.


 
4. Verfahren zur Wiederherstellung nach Funkverbindungsausfällen nach Anspruch 1, ferner umfassend:
Senden (104) einer zweiten Rekonfigurationsnachricht an die sekundäre Basisstation durch die Hauptbasisstation, wobei die zweite Rekonfigurationsnachricht eine Kennung der Benutzervorrichtung umfasst, sodass die sekundäre Basisstation nach der Kennung der Benutzervorrichtung eine Ressource freigibt, die die Benutzervorrichtung bedient.
 
5. Verfahren zur Wiederherstellung nach Funkverbindungsausfällen, umfassend:

Senden (301) von Fehlerberichtsinformationen durch eine Benutzervorrichtung an eine Hauptbasisstation, wobei die Fehlerberichtsinformationen eine Kennung einer ausgefallenen sekundären Serverzelle oder eine Kennung eines ausgefallenen Datenfunkträgers, DRB, darstellen, wobei die ausgefallene sekundäre Serverzelle durch eine sekundäre Basisstation gesteuert wird und der ausgefallene DRB auf einer Funkverbindung zwischen der Funkverbindung zwischen der ausgefallenen sekundären Serverzelle und der Benutzervorrichtung getragen wird, sodass die Hauptbasisstation den Fehlerberichtsinformationen entsprechend eine Kennung eines DRB, der rekonfiguriert werden muss, erhält, und einen Parameter für den DRB, der rekonfiguriert werden muss, rekonfiguriert;

Empfang (302) einer Rekonfigurationsnachricht, die durch die Hauptbasisstation gesendet wurde, durch die Benutzervorrichtung, wobei die Rekonfigurationsnachricht die Kennung des DRB, der rekonfiguriert werden muss, und den Parameter, der für den DRB rekonfiguriert wird, umfasst; und

Rekonfiguration (303) des DRB, die rekonfiguriert werden muss, durch die Benutzervorrichtung nach der Rekonfigurationsnachricht.


 
6. Verfahren zur Wiederherstellung nach Funkverbindungsausfällen nach Anspruch 5, ferner umfassend:
Senden von Fehlerursacheninformationen durch die Benutzervorrichtung an die Hauptbasisstation, wobei die Fehlerursacheninformationen angeben, dass die maximale Anzahl der Funkverbindungssteuerungs-Uplink-Rücksendungen erreicht ist oder dass die die maximale Anzahl der Direktzugriffs-Präambelrücksendungen erreicht ist oder dass ein Timer T310 abläuft, sodass die Hauptbasisstation einen Parameter für den DRB, der rekonfiguriert werden muss, den Fehlerursacheninformationen entsprechend rekonfiguriert.
 
7. Verfahren zur Wiederherstellung nach Funkverbindungsausfällen nach Anspruch 5 oder 6, wobei das Verfahren vor dem Versand der Fehlerberichtsinformationen oder der Fehlerursacheninformationen durch die Benutzervorrichtung, die an die Hauptbasisstation gesendet wurden, ferner umfasst:

Empfang einer Fehlererkennungskonfigurationsmeldung, die durch die Hauptbasisstation gesendet wurde, durch die Benutzervorrichtung, wobei die Fehlererkennungskonfigurationsmeldung speziell mindestens eines der folgenden umfasst: die maximale Anzahl der Funkverbindungssteuerungs-, RLC, Uplink-Rücksendungen, die maximale Anzahl der Direktzugriffs-Präambelrücksendungen und die Timingdauer des Timers T310; und

Bestimmung eines spezifischen Werts der Fehlerberichtsinformationen und/oder der Fehlerursacheninformationen durch die Benutzervorrichtung nach der Fehlererkennungskonfigurationsmeldung.


 
8. Vorrichtung zur Wiederherstellung nach Funkverbindungsausfällen, umfassend:

eine Empfangseinheit (51), konfiguriert zum Empfangen von Fehlerberichtsinformationen, die durch eine Benutzervorrichtung gesendet werden, wobei die Fehlerberichtsinformationen eine Kennung einer ausgefallenen sekundären Serverzelle oder eine Kennung eines ausgefallenen Datenfunkträgers, DRB, darstellen, wobei die ausgefallene sekundäre Serverzelle durch eine sekundäre Basisstation gesteuert wird und der ausgefallene DRB auf einer Funkverbindung zwischen der Funkverbindung zwischen der ausgefallenen sekundären Serverzelle und der Benutzervorrichtung getragen wird;

eine Beschaffungseinheit (52), konfiguriert zum Beschaffen einer Kennung eines DRB, der rekonfiguriert werden muss, den Fehlerberichtsinformationen entsprechend;

eine Konfigurationseinheit (53), konfiguriert zum Rekonfigurieren eines Parameters für den DRB, der rekonfiguriert werden muss; und

eine Sendeeinheit (54), konfiguriert zum Senden einer ersten Rekonfigurationsnachricht an die Benutzervorrichtung, wobei die erste Rekonfigurationsnachricht die Kennung des DRB, der rekonfiguriert werden muss, und den Parameter, der für den DRB, der rekonfiguriert werden muss, rekonfiguriert wurde, umfasst.


 
9. Vorrichtung zur Wiederherstellung nach Funkverbindungsausfällen nach Anspruch 8, wobei:
die Empfangseinheit (52) ferner zum Empfangen von Fehlerursacheninformationen konfiguriert ist, die durch die Benutzervorrichtung gesendet wurden, wobei die Fehlerursacheninformationen angeben, dass die maximale Anzahl von Funkverbindungssteuerungs-, RLC, Uplink-Rücksendungen erreicht ist oder dass die maximale Anzahl von Direktzugriffs-Präambelrücksendungen erreicht ist oder dass ein Timer T310 abläuft.
 
10. Vorrichtung zur Wiederherstellung nach Funkverbindungsausfällen nach Anspruch 8 oder 9, wobei:

die Sendeeinheit (54) ferner zum Senden einer Fehlererkennungskonfigurationsmeldung an die Benutzervorrichtung konfiguriert ist, sodass die Benutzervorrichtung nach der Fehlererkennungskonfigurationsmeldung einen spezifischen Wert für die Fehlerberichtsinformationen und/oder die Fehlerursacheninformationen bestimmt; wobei

die Fehlererkennungskonfigurationsmeldung speziell mindestens eines der folgenden umfasst: die maximale Anzahl der Funkverbindungssteuerungs-, RLC, Uplink-Rücksendungen, die maximale Anzahl der Direktzugriffs-Präambelrücksendungen und die Timingdauer des Timers T310.


 
11. Vorrichtung zur Wiederherstellung nach Funkverbindungsausfällen nach Anspruch 8, wobei:

die Konfigurationseinheit (53) speziell konfiguriert ist, die maximale Anzahl RLC-Uplink-Rücksendungen für den DRB zu rekonfigurieren, wenn die Fehlerursacheninformationen angeben, dass die maximale Anzahl der RLC-Uplink-Rücksendungen erreicht ist;

die Konfigurationseinheit (53) ferner speziell konfiguriert ist, die maximale Anzahl der Präambelsendungen für den DRB zu rekonfigurieren, wenn die Fehlerursacheninformationen angeben, dass die maximale Anzahl der Direktzugriffspräambel-Rücksendungen erreicht ist; und

die Konfigurationseinheit (53) ferner speziell konfiguriert ist, die Timingdauer des Timers T310 für den DRB zu rekonfigurieren, wenn die Fehlerursacheninformationen angeben, dass ein Timer T310 abläuft.


 
12. Vorrichtung zur Wiederherstellung nach Funkverbindungsausfällen nach Anspruch 8, wobei:
die Sendeeinheit (54) ferner zum Senden einer zweiten Rekonfigurationsnachricht an die sekundäre Basisstation konfiguriert ist, wobei die zweite Rekonfigurationsnachricht eine Kennung der Benutzervorrichtung umfasst, sodass die sekundäre Basisstation nach der Kennung der Benutzervorrichtung eine Ressource freigibt, die die Benutzervorrichtung bedient.
 
13. Vorrichtung zur Wiederherstellung nach Funkverbindungsausfällen, umfassend:

eine Sendeeinheit (91), konfiguriert zum Senden von Fehlerberichtsinformationen an eine Hauptbasisstation, wobei die Fehlerberichtsinformationen eine Kennung einer ausgefallenen sekundären Serverzelle oder eine Kennung eines ausgefallenen Datenfunkträgers, DRB, wobei die ausgefallene sekundäre Serverzelle durch eine sekundäre Basisstation gesteuert wird, und der ausgefallene DRB auf einer Funkverbindung zwischen der Funkverbindung zwischen der ausgefallenen sekundären Serverzelle und 'einer Benutzervorrichtung getragen wird, sodass die Hauptbasisstation den Fehlerberichtsinformationen entsprechend eine Kennung eines DRB, der rekonfiguriert werden muss, erhält und einen Parameter für den DRB, der rekonfiguriert werden muss, rekonfiguriert;

eine Empfangseinheit (92), konfiguriert zum Empfang einer Rekonfigurationsnachricht, die durch die Hauptbasisstation gesendet wurde, wobei die Rekonfigurationsnachricht die Kennung des DRB, der rekonfiguriert werden muss, und den Parameter, der für den DRB rekonfiguriert wird, umfasst; und

eine Konfigurationseinheit (93), konfiguriert zum Rekonfigurieren des DRB, der rekonfiguriert werden muss, nach einer Rekonfigurationsnachricht.


 
14. Vorrichtung zur Wiederherstellung nach Funkverbindungsausfällen nach Anspruch 13, wobei:
die Sendeeinheit ferner zum Senden von Fehlerursacheninformationen an die Hauptbasisstation konfiguriert ist, wobei die Fehlerursacheninformationen angeben, dass die maximale Anzahl der Funkverbindungssteuerungs- RLC, Uplink-Rücksendungen erreicht ist oder dass die die maximale Anzahl der Direktzugriffs-Präambelrücksendungen erreicht ist oder dass ein Timer T310 abläuft, sodass die Hauptbasisstation einen Parameter für den DRB, der rekonfiguriert werden muss, den Fehlerursacheninformationen entsprechend rekonfiguriert.
 
15. Vorrichtung zur Wiederherstellung nach Funkverbindungsausfällen nach Anspruch 13 oder 14, wobei:

die Empfangseinheit (92) ferner zum Empfangen einer Fehlererkennungskonfigurationsmeldung, die durch die Hauptbasisstation gesendet wurde, konfiguriert ist, wobei die Fehlererkennungskonfigurationsmeldung speziell mindestens eines der folgenden umfasst: die maximale Anzahl der Funkverbindungssteuerungs-, RLC, Uplink-Rücksendungen, die maximale Anzahl Direktzugriffs-Präambelrücksendungen und die Timingdauer des Timers T310; und

die Sendeeinheit (91) ferner zum Bestimmen eines spezifischen Werts der Fehlerberichtsinformationen oder der Fehlerursacheninformationen nach der Fehlererkennungskonfigurationsmeldung konfiguriert ist.


 


Revendications

1. Procédé de récupération d'une défaillance de liaison comprenant :

la réception (101), par une station de base primaire, d'informations de rapport de défaillance envoyées par un équipement d'utilisateur, dans lequel les informations de rapport de défaillance sont un identifiant d'une cellule de desserte secondaire défaillante ou un identifiant d'un support de radiocommunication de données, DRB (data radio bearer), défaillant, dans lequel la cellule de desserte secondaire défaillante est contrôlée par une station de base secondaire, et le DRB défaillant est acheminé sur une liaison radio entre la cellule de desserte secondaire défaillante et l'équipement d'utilisateur ;

l'acquisition (102), par la station de base primaire en fonction des informations de rapport de défaillance, d'un identifiant d'un DRB qui doit être reconfiguré, et la reconfiguration (102), par la station de base primaire, d'un paramètre pour un DRB à reconfigurer ; et

l'envoi (103), par la station de base primaire, d'un premier message de reconfiguration à l'équipement d'utilisateur, dans lequel le premier message de reconfiguration comprend l'identificateur du DRB à reconfigurer et le paramètre reconfiguré pour le DRB à reconfigurer.


 
2. Procédé de récupération d'une défaillance de liaison selon la revendication 1, comprenant en outre :

la réception, par la station de base primaire, des informations de cause de défaillance envoyées par l'équipement d'utilisateur, dans lequel l'information de cause de défaillance est que le nombre maximal de retransmissions de liaison montante sur le contrôle de liaison radio, RLC (Radio Link Control), est atteint, ou que le nombre maximal de retransmissions de préambule d'accès aléatoire est atteint, ou qu'un temporisateur T310 expire ; et

la reconfiguration (102), par la station de base primaire, d'un paramètre pour le DRB comprend :

lorsque les informations sur la cause de la défaillance indiquent que le nombre maximal de retransmissions de la liaison montante RLC est atteint, la reconfiguration, par la station de base primaire, du nombre maximal de retransmissions sur la liaison montante RLC pour le DRB ;

lorsque l'information de cause de défaillance indique que le nombre maximal de retransmissions de préambule d'accès aléatoire est atteint, la reconfiguration, par la station de base primaire, du nombre maximal de retransmissions de préambule d'accès aléatoire pour le DRB ;

lorsque l'information de cause de défaillance est qu'une temporisation T310 expire, la reconfiguration, par la station de base primaire, de la durée de temporisation du temporisateur T310 pour le DRB.


 
3. Procédé de récupération d'une défaillance de liaison selon l'une des revendications 1 ou 2, dans lequel, avant que la station de base primaire ne reçoive les informations de rapport de défaillance ou les informations de cause de défaillance envoyées par l'équipement d'utilisateur, le procédé comprend en outre :

l'envoi, par la station de base primaire, d'un message de configuration de détection de défaillance à l'équipement d'utilisateur, de sorte que l'équipement d'utilisateur détermine, en fonction du message de configuration de détection de défaillance, une valeur spécifique des informations de rapport de défaillance et/ou des informations de cause de défaillance ; où

le message de configuration de détection de défaillance comprend spécifiquement au moins l'un des éléments suivants : le nombre maximal de retransmissions de liaison montante RLC, le nombre maximal de retransmissions de préambule d'accès aléatoire et la durée de synchronisation du temporisateur T310.


 
4. Procédé de récupération d'une défaillance de liaison selon la revendication 1, comprenant en outre:
l'envoi (104), par la station de base primaire, d'un second message de reconfiguration à la station de base secondaire, dans lequel le second message de reconfiguration comprend un identifiant de l'équipement d'utilisateur, de sorte que la station de base secondaire libère, conformément à l'identifiant de l'équipement d'utilisateur, une ressource desservant l'équipement d'utilisateur.
 
5. Procédé de récupération d'une défaillance de liaison comprenant :

l'envoi (301), par un équipement d'utilisateur, des informations de rapport de défaillance à une station de base primaire, les informations de rapport de défaillance étant un identifiant d'une cellule de desserte secondaire défaillante ou un identifiant d'un support de radio de données défaillant, DRB, dans lequel la cellule de desserte secondaire défaillante est contrôlée par une station de base secondaire, et le DRB défaillant est acheminé sur une liaison radio entre la cellule de desserte secondaire défaillante et l'équipement d'utilisateur, de sorte que la station de base primaire acquiert, en fonction des informations de rapport de défaillance, un identifiant de DRB à reconfigurer et reconfigure un paramètre pour le DRB qui doit être reconfiguré ;

la réception (302), par l'équipement d'utilisateur, d'un message de reconfiguration envoyé par la station de base primaire, dans lequel le message de reconfiguration comprend l'identifiant du DRB à reconfigurer et le paramètre reconfiguré pour le DRB ; et

la reconfiguration (303), par l'équipement d'utilisateur en fonction du message de reconfiguration, du DRB à reconfigurer.


 
6. Procédé de récupération d'une défaillance de liaison selon la revendication 5, comprenant en outre :
l'envoi, par l'équipement d'utilisateur, d'informations de cause de défaillance à la station de base primaire, les informations de cause de défaillance étant que le nombre maximal de retransmissions de liaison montante sur le contrôle de liaison radio est atteint, ou que le nombre maximal de retransmissions de préambule d'accès aléatoire est atteint, ou qu'un temporisateur T310 expire, de sorte que la station de base primaire reconfigure, en fonction des informations de cause de défaillance, un paramètre pour le DRB à reconfigurer.
 
7. Procédé de récupération d'une défaillance de liaison selon l'une des revendications 5 ou 6, dans lequel, avant que l'équipement d'utilisateur n'envoie les informations de rapport de défaillance ou les informations de cause de défaillance à la station de base primaire, le procédé comprend en outre :

la réception, par l'équipement d'utilisateur, d'un message de configuration de détection de défaillance envoyé par la station de base primaire, dans lequel le message de configuration de détection de défaillance comprend spécifiquement au moins l'un des éléments suivants : le nombre maximal de retransmissions de liaison montante sur le contrôle de liaison de radio, RLC, le nombre maximal de retransmissions de préambule d'accès aléatoire et la durée de synchronisation du temporisateur T310 ; et

la détermination, par l'équipement d'utilisateur en fonction du message de configuration de détection de défaillance, d'une valeur spécifique des informations de rapport de défaillance et/ou des informations de cause de défaillance.


 
8. Appareil de récupération d'une défaillance de liaison, comprenant :

une unité de réception (51) configurée pour recevoir des informations de rapport de défaillance envoyées par un équipement d'utilisateur, dans lequel les informations de rapport de défaillance sont un identifiant d'une cellule de desserte secondaire défaillante ou un identifiant d'un support de radiocommunication de données DRB défaillant, dans lequel la cellule de desserte secondaire défaillante est contrôlée par une station de base secondaire, et le DRB défaillant est acheminé sur une liaison radio entre la cellule de desserte secondaire défaillante et l'équipement d'utilisateur ;

une unité d'acquisition (52), configurée pour acquérir, conformément aux informations du rapport de défaillance, un identifiant d'un DRB qui doit être reconfiguré ;

une unité de configuration (53), configurée pour reconfigurer un paramètre pour le DRB à reconfigurer ; et

une unité d'envoi (54), configurée pour envoyer un premier message de reconfiguration à l'équipement d'utilisateur, dans lequel le premier message de reconfiguration comprend l'identificateur du DRB à reconfigurer et le paramètre reconfiguré pour le DRB à reconfigurer.


 
9. Appareil de récupération d'une défaillance de liaison selon la revendication 8, dans lequel :
l'unité de réception (52) est en outre configurée pour recevoir des informations de rapport de défaillance envoyées par l'équipement d'utilisateur, dans lequel l'information de cause de défaillance est que le nombre maximal de retransmissions de liaison montante sur le contrôle de liaison radio, RLC, est atteint, ou que le nombre maximal de retransmissions de préambule d'accès aléatoire est atteint, ou qu'un temporisateur T310 expire.
 
10. Appareil de récupération d'une défaillance de liaison selon l'une des revendications 8 ou 9, dans lequel :

l'unité d'envoi (54) est en outre configurée pour envoyer un message de configuration de détection de défaillance à l'équipement d'utilisateur, de sorte que l'équipement d'utilisateur détermine, en fonction du message de configuration de détection de défaillance, une valeur spécifique des informations de rapport de défaillance et/ou des informations de cause de défaillance ; où

le message de configuration de détection de défaillance comprend spécifiquement au moins l'un des éléments suivants : le nombre maximal de retransmissions de liaison montante sur le contrôle de liaison radio, RLC, le nombre maximal de retransmissions de préambule d'accès aléatoire et la durée de temporisation du temporisateur T310.


 
11. Appareil de récupération d'une défaillance de liaison selon la revendication 8, dans lequel :

l'unité de configuration (53) est spécifiquement configurée pour, lorsque les informations de cause de défaillance indiquent que le nombre maximal de retransmissions de liaison montante RLC est atteint, reconfigurer le nombre maximal de retransmissions de liaison montante RLC pour le DRB ;

l'unité de configuration (53) est spécifiquement configurée pour, lorsque les informations de cause de défaillance indiquent que le nombre maximal de retransmissions de préambule d'accès aléatoire est atteint, reconfigurer le nombre maximal de transmissions de préambule d'accès aléatoire pour le DRB ; et

l'unité de configuration (53) est en outre spécifiquement configurée pour, lorsque l'information de cause de défaillance est qu'une temporisation T310 expire, reconfigurer la durée de temporisation du temporisateur T310 pour le DRB.


 
12. Appareil de récupération d'une défaillance de liaison selon la revendication 8, dans lequel :
l'unité d'envoi (54) est en outre configurée pour envoyer un second message de reconfiguration à la station de base secondaire, dans lequel le second message de reconfiguration comprend un identifiant de l'équipement d'utilisateur, de sorte que la station de base secondaire libère, conformément à l'identifiant de l'équipement d'utilisateur, une ressource desservant l'équipement d'utilisateur.
 
13. Appareil de récupération de défaillance d'une liaison, comprenant :

une unité d'envoi (91), configurée pour envoyer des informations de rapport de défaillance à une station de base primaire, dans lequel les informations de rapport de défaillance sont un identifiant d'une cellule de desserte secondaire défaillante ou un identifiant d'un support de radiocommunication de données DRB défaillant, dans lequel la cellule de desserte secondaire défaillante est contrôlée par une station de base secondaire, et le DRB défaillant est acheminé sur une liaison radio entre la cellule de desserte secondaire défaillante et un équipement d'utilisateur, de sorte que la station de base primaire acquiert, en fonction des informations de rapport de défaillance, un identifiant de DRB à reconfigurer et reconfigure un paramètre pour le DRB qui doit être reconfiguré ;

une unité de réception (92), configurée pour recevoir un message de reconfiguration envoyé par la station de base primaire, dans lequel le message de reconfiguration comprend l'identifiant du DRB à reconfigurer et le paramètre reconfiguré pour le DRB ; et

une unité de configuration (93), configurée pour reconfigurer, conformément au message de reconfiguration, le DRB à reconfigurer.


 
14. Appareil de récupération d'une défaillance de liaison selon la revendication 13, dans lequel :
l'unité d'envoi est en outre configurée pour envoyer des informations de cause de défaillance à la station de base primaire, dans lequel l'information de cause de défaillance est que le nombre maximal de retransmissions de liaison montante sur le contrôle de liaison radio, RLC, est atteint, ou que le nombre maximal de retransmissions de préambule d'accès aléatoire est atteint, ou qu'un temporisateur T310 expire, de sorte que la station de base primaire reconfigure, en fonction des informations de cause de défaillance, un paramètre pour le DRB à reconfigurer.
 
15. Appareil de récupération d'une défaillance de liaison selon l'une des revendications 13 ou 14, dans lequel :

l'unité de réception (92) est en outre configurée pour recevoir un message de configuration de détection de défaillance envoyé par la station de base primaire,

dans lequel le message de configuration de détection de défaillance comprend spécifiquement au moins l'un des éléments suivants : le nombre maximal de retransmissions de liaison montante sur le contrôle de liaison radio, RLC, le nombre maximal de retransmissions de préambule d'accès aléatoire et la durée de temporisation du temporisateur T310 ; et

l'unité d'envoi (91) est en outre configurée pour déterminer, en fonction du message de configuration de détection de défaillance, une valeur spécifique des informations de rapport de défaillance ou des informations de cause de défaillance.


 




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