(19)
(11)EP 2 938 150 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
12.04.2017 Bulletin 2017/15

(21)Application number: 15166279.8

(22)Date of filing:  12.01.2010
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04W 72/04  (2009.01)

(54)

METHOD OF ESTABLISHING MULTIPLE LINKS WITH MULTIPLE COMPONENT CARRIERS AND RELATED COMMUNICATION DEVICE

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG MEHRERER VERKNÜPFUNGEN MIT MEHREREN KOMPONENTENTRÄGERN UND ZUGEHÖRIGE KOMMUNIKATIONSVORRICHTUNG

PROCÉDÉ PERMETTANT D'ÉTABLIR DES LIENS MULTIPLES AVEC PLUSIEURS PORTEUSES DE COMPOSANTES ET DISPOSITIF DE COMMUNICATION ASSOCIÉ


(84)Designated Contracting States:
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 SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 17.03.2009 US 160713 P
17.08.2009 US 541982

(43)Date of publication of application:
28.10.2015 Bulletin 2015/44

(60)Divisional application:
16207523.8

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
10000228.6 / 2230872

(73)Proprietor: HTC Corporation
Taoyuan City 330 (TW)

(72)Inventor:
  • Wu, Chih-Hsiang
    Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City 330 (TW)

(74)Representative: Emde, Eric 
Wagner & Geyer Gewürzmühlstrasse 5
80538 München
80538 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A2- 1 331 832
  
  • NTT DOCOMO: "R1-083680 - Initial Access Procedure for Asymmetric Wider Bandwidth in LTE-Advanced", 3GPP TSG RAN WG1 MEETING 54BIS, 3 October 2008 (2008-10-03), XP002570946, Prague, Czech Republic
  • PANASONIC: "R1-090261 - Discussion on when UE starts aggregating carriers", 3GPP TSG RAN WG1 MEETING 55BIS, 16 January 2009 (2009-01-16), XP002570945, Ljubliana, Slovenia
  • 3GPP: "Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) Radio Resource Control (RRC);Protocol specification (Release 8)", 3GPP TS 36.331 V8.4.0, December 2008 (2008-12), pages 1-76, XP002570949,
  • SAMSUNG: "R1-090093 - Initial random access in asymmetric carrier aggregation", 3GPP TSG RAN WG1 MEETING 55BIS, 16 January 2009 (2009-01-16), XP002570948, Ljubliana, Slovenia
  • ERICSSON: "R1-082468 Carrier aggregation in LTE-Advanced", 3GPP TSG RAN WG1 MEETING 53BIS, 4 July 2008 (2008-07-04), XP002570947, Warsaw, Poland
  
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Description


[0001] The present invention relates to a method of establishing multiple links with multiple component carriers in a wireless communication system and related communication device.

[0002] Long Term Evolution wireless communication system (LTE system), an advanced high-speed wireless communication system established upon the 3G mobile telecommunication system, supports only packet-switched transmission, and tends to implement both Medium Access Control (MAC) layer and Radio Link Control (RLC) layer in one single communication site, so that the system structure becomes simple.

[0003] Toward advanced high-speed wireless communication system, such as transmitting data in a higher peak data rate, LTE-Advanced is standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) as an enhancement of LTE system (see e. g. 3GPP, "Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) Radio Resource Control (RRC);Protocol specification (Release 8)", 3GPP TS 36.331 V8.4.0, December 2008, pages 1-76). LTE-Advanced targets faster switching between power states, improves performance at the cell edge, and includes subjects, such as bandwidth extension, coordinated multipoint transmission/reception (COMP), uplink multiple input multiple output (MIMO) extension up to 4x4, downlink MIMO extension up to 4x4, relaying, and etc.

[0004] Based on a concept of bandwidth extension, carrier aggregation is introduced to the LTE-Advanced for extension to wider bandwidth, where two or more component carriers are aggregated, for supporting wider transmission bandwidths e.g. up to 100MHz and for spectrum aggregation. According to carrier aggregation capability, multiple component carriers are aggregated into overall wider bandwidth, wherein a user equipment (UE) can establish multiple links corresponding to the multiple component carriers for simultaneously receiving and/or transmitting on each component carrier.

[0005] Each component carrier includes a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) entity and a transport block. That is, each component carrier in the LTE-Advanced works independently.

[0006] In addition, EP 1 331 832 A2 discloses a method for performing inter-system handovers in mobile telecommunication system. The method comprises requesting a GSM/GPRS physical layer to release a physical channel of the GSM/GPRS if a dual mode UE receives an inter system handover command, requesting a UMTS physical channel to be configured as a UMTS physical channel and monitoring if the UMTS physical layer succeeds to have the configuration of the UMTS physical channel, requesting a UMTS RLC layer to configure a UMTS RLC if the UMTS physical layer succeeds to have the configuration of the UMTS physical channel and conveying information to the UTRAN through a UMTS channel that the handover between systems from the SSS to the UTRAN has been successfully performed, and finally sending a GSM/GPRS resource release message to RR/GRR, thereby resetting the GSM/GPRS physical layer and the GSM/GPRS data link layer. As can be seen, the UE releases GSM resource (e.g. GSM/GPRS physical channel) after the handover has been completely performed, and thereby the UE cannot utilize both of UMTS physical channel and GSM/GPRS physical channel for data transmission.

[0007] 3GPP R1-090261 discusses with when the UE starts aggregating carriers. The network knows whether the UE is the LTE or the LTE-Advanced terminal by RRC UE capability signaling. Before the UE capability exchange, the E-UTRAN does not know how many component carriers are supported by the UE. Therefore, in order to utilize bandwidth extension by the carrier aggregation, two approaches are disclosed. In the first option, the carrier aggregation is utilized by the E-UTRAN before knowing the UE capability. In the second option, the carrier aggregation is utilized by the E-UTRAN after knowing the UE capability.

[0008] 3GPP R1-083680 discusses with an initial access procedure for asymmetric wider bandwidth in the LTE-Advanced system. The initial access procedure includes cell search and random access procedure for the UE with a wider bandwidth capability to support the asymmetric wider bandwidth.

[0009] 3GPP R1-082468 discusses with the carrier aggregation in the LTE-Advanced system. The carrier aggregation extends bandwidths beyond 20 MHz, and aggregates multiple component carriers, wherein the aggregated component carriers may form a contiguous spectrum or a non-contiguous spectrum. Moreover, each of the component carriers includes mechanisms, e.g. DRX per component carrier, to allow the UE to monitor a smaller bandwidth than the system bandwidth.

[0010] 3GPP R1-090093 discusses with how to handle a random access procedure in asymmetric carrier aggregation. After initial cell search and SCH reception, the UE performs the random access procedure to establish connection with eNS. Depending on how PRACH parameters (e.g. time or frequency) in system information of downlink component carriers are configured (e.g. different PRACH parameters are configured for each downlink component carrier or the same PRACH parameters are configured for each downlink component carrier), resource waste, collision, or latency performance may be improved.
As abovementioned, the UE can utilize multiple component carriers for transmitting and/or receiving data in LTE-Advanced. However, the prior art does not clearly teach how the UE shall establish multiple links with multiple component carriers.

[0011] This in mind, the present invention aims at providing a method of establishing multiple links with multiple component carriers in a LTE-Advanced wireless communication system, so as to solve the abovementioned problems.

[0012] This is achieved by a method of establishing multiple links with multiple component carriers in a LTE-Advanced wireless communication system supporting carrier aggregation, according to claim 1. The dependent claims pertain to corresponding further developments and improvements.

[0013] In the following, the invention is further illustrated by way of example, taking reference to the accompanying drawings. Thereof
Fig. 1
is a schematic diagram of an exemplary wireless communication system with multiple component carriers,
Fig. 2
is a schematic diagram of an exemplary communication device,
Fig. 3
is a flowchart of an exemplary process, and
Fig. 4
is a flowchart of another exemplary process.


[0014] Please refer to Fig. 1, which illustrates a schematic diagram of connections between a UE and cells C1-Cn. In Fig. 1, the cells C1-Cn and the UE are communicated through links L1-Lm each corresponding to a component carrier configured in the UE, and each support a LTE radio access technology (RAT) or an E-UTRAN (Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network) RAT. For example, the UE is communicated with the cell C1 through the link L1, communicated with the cell C2 through the links L2-L4, and so on. Normally, the UE performs a random access procedure for uplink synchronization and initial cell access.

[0015] Please refer to Fig. 2, which illustrates a schematic diagram of a communication device 20 according to an embodiment of the present invention. The communication device 20 can be the UE shown in Fig. 1 and includes a processor 200, a computer readable recording medium 210, a communication interfacing unit 220 and a control unit 230. The computer readable recording medium 210 is any data storage device that stores storage data 212, including a program code 214, thereafter read and processed by the processor 200. Examples of the computer readable recording medium 210 include a subscriber identity module (SIM), read-only memory (ROM), random-access memory (RAM), CD-ROMs, magnetic tapes, hard disks, optical data storage devices, and carrier waves (such as data transmission through the Internet). The control unit 230 controls the communication interfacing unit 220 and related operations and states of the communication device 20 according to processing results of the processor 200. The communication interfacing unit 220 is preferably a radio transceiver for wirelessly communicating with the network (i.e. the cells C1-Cn).

[0016] The program code 214 includes a program code of a RRC layer which can establish links L1-Lm corresponding to component carriers. The RRC layer is used for performing RRC connection establishment, re-establishment, reconfiguration, or other RRC procedures, and is responsible for generating or releasing radio bearers (RBs) including data RBs (DRBs) and signaling RBs (SRBs). Through use of the SRBs, the RRC layer and the cells C1-Cn can exchange RRC messages for radio resource settings.

[0017] Please refer to Fig. 3, which illustrates a flowchart of a process 30 according to an embodiment of the present invention. The process 30 is utilized in the UE for establishing multiple links corresponding to multiple component carriers. The process 30 can be compiled into the program code 214 and includes the following steps:

Step 300: Start.

Step 302: Establish a first link corresponding to a first component carrier by a first RRC procedure.

Step 304: Establish at least a link corresponding to at least a component carrier by a second RRC procedure according to a first RRC message received in the first link.

Step 306: End.



[0018] According to the process 30, the UE performs RRC procedures to establish a plurality of links corresponding to a plurality of component carriers. The first link is established by the first RRC procedure for purpose(s), e.g. initial connection establishment/handover. After the first link is established successfully, a first cell which the first link is connected to configures and sends the first RRC message to the UE for further link establishment. As a result, based on the first RRC message, the UE performs the second RRC procedure for establishing at least a link corresponding to at least a component carrier. The links established by the second RRC procedure are used for other purposes, e.g. bandwidth expansion, RBs establishment, link recovery, etc. The links established by the first or second RRC procedure can be configured to connect to different cells.

[0019] The abovementioned first RRC procedure can be a RRC connection establishment procedure, a handover procedure or an inter-RAT procedure. For example, establishment of the first link by the RRC connection establishment procedure is initiated by the RRC layer for transmitting a RRC CONNECTION REQUEST message to the first cell. Then, the first cell responds a RRC CONNECTION SETUP message to the UE to complete the first link establishment, and the RRC connection establishment procedure is successfully completed. In addition to the RRC connection establishment procedure, the first link can be established by an inter-RAT to E-UTRAN procedure when the UE handovers from another RAT, such as a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) system, UTRAN or CDMA2000.

[0020] Moreover, the abovementioned second RRC procedure can be a RRC connection reconfiguration procedure, or a handover procedure, which is initiated by the first message received from the first cell. If the second RRC procedure is the RRC connection reconfiguration procedure, the first message is an RRC CONNECTION RECONFIGURATION message, and an RRC CONNECTION RECONFIGURATION COMPLETE message is sent by the UE to complete establishment of the link(s) established by the second RRC procedure.

[0021] Based on the process 30, the UE can firstly establish one link corresponding to a component carrier for mobile originating/terminating calls or mobile originating signaling. After the first RRC message indicating further link establishment is received in the first link, the UE establishes at least a link corresponding to at least a component carrier for bandwidth extension. Therefore, explicit establishment of multiple links with multiple component carriers is provided and thereby efficiency of data transmission can be increased.

[0022] Note that, component carriers of the first component carrier and the component carrier(s) established by the second RRC procedure may have the same component carrier frequency band when corresponding links connect to different cells.

[0023] Furthermore, the UE can perform a random access procedure for uplink synchronization and initial cell access. The UE performs at least a random access procedure for synchronization with the cells associated to the links established by the second RRC procedure in the following cases.

[0024] In the first case, the UE performs a random access procedure when the links established by the second RRC procedure are connected to cell(s) which is different from the first cell. The UE transmits a Random Access Preamble to each of the cell(s), and each cell responds a Random Access Response which includes Timing Alignment information for uplink synchronization, and a Temporary C-RNTI (Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifier) for UE identification.

[0025] In addition, the abovementioned Temporary C-RNTI is promoted to C-RNTI when the random access procedure is completed. That is, after the UE detects that the random access procedure is successful, each of the links established by the second RRC procedure or by the first RRC procedure is configured with a C-RNTI for PDCCH (Physical Downlink Control Channel) receptions, where the C-RNTIs can be the same or different between the links established in the first and second RRC procedures. Alternatively the C-RNTIs can be configured by the second RRC procedure for the links established in the second RRC procedure.

[0026] In the second case, the UE performs the random access procedure when a RRC message of the second RRC procedure indicating that synchronization is required is received. That is, the cells associated with the links established by the second RRC procedure decide whether the UE needs the random access procedure for uplink synchronization, and if the UE needs, transmits the RRC message to indicate the UE to perform the random access procedure.

[0027] In the third case, the UE performs the random access procedure when a RRC message of the second RRC procedure excluding uplink timing information is received. That is, when the UE has not or cannot derive the uplink timing information from the RRC message of the second RRC procedure, the UE performs the random access procedure for uplink synchronization.

[0028] Moreover, the random access procedure can be performed in a contention-based or non-contention-based manner depending on whether a Random Access Channel (RACH) resource used by the UE is assigned by the cell or randomly selected by the UE itself. For the contention-based random access procedure, the UE performs the random access procedure (as described in the first case) based on a physical random access resource configuration allocated in a specific RRC message of the second RRC procedure. In addition to the allocation in the RRC message, the physical random access resource configuration can be allocated in a RRC broadcast message.

[0029] For the non-contention-based random access procedure, the UE performs the random access procedure for synchronization of the links established by the second RRC procedure based on a dedicated random access resource configuration allocated in the first RRC message.

[0030] The abovementioned dedicated random access resource configuration can include dedicated preamble(s) configured by the cell(s) associated with link(s) established by the second RRC procedure. According to the dedicated preamble(s) assigned by the cells, the UE performs the random access procedure in the non-contention-based manner, which can avoid contention resolution, and thereby increases the efficiency of the random access procedure completion.

[0031] In addition to the dedicated preamble, the dedicated random access resource configuration can include a PRACH (Physical Random Access Channel) Mask Index for indicating subframes which can be transmitted a random access preamble for synchronization. For example, the PRACH Mask Index can indicate odd suframes or even subframes for the UE to send the random access preamble. Therefore, probability of collision with other random access preambles can be decreased, and thereby probability of success of the random access procedure is increased.

[0032] Please refer to Fig. 4, which illustrates a flowchart of a process 40 according to a second embodiment of the present invention. The process 40 is utilized in the UE for establishing multiple links corresponding to multiple component carriers. The process 40 can be compiled into the program code 214 and includes the following steps:

Step 400: Start.

Step 402: Establish a plurality of links corresponding to a plurality of component carriers by a RRC procedure.

Step 404: End.



[0033] According to the process 40, the UE performs a single RRC procedure to establish a plurality of links corresponding to a plurality of component carriers for all of the possible purposes mentioned in the process 30, e.g. for both of initial connection establishment/handover and bandwidth expansion. Preferably, the RRC procedure is a RRC connection establishment procedure, a handover procedure or an inter-RAT to E-UTRAN procedure.

[0034] Please note that, some of the plurality of component carriers can have the same component carrier frequency band when corresponding links connect to different cells.

[0035] In addition, when establishing the plurality of links corresponding to the plurality of component carriers, the UE performs a random access procedure for synchronization of at least a link. As abovementioned, the UE can perform the random access when a RRC message of the RRC procedure indicating that synchronization is required is received, or when a RRC message of the RRC procedure excluding uplink timing information is received.

[0036] Moreover, the UE performs the random access procedure based on a physical random access resource configuration, or a dedicated random access resource configuration allocated in a RRC message of the RRC procedure. The detailed description regarding the random access procedure can be referred from the above description. Therefore, the related detailed description is omitted herein for simplicity.

[0037] Furthermore, after the UE detects that the random access procedure is performed successfully, each of the links established by the RRC procedure is configured with a C-RNTI (Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifier) for PDCCH (Physical Downlink Control Channel) receptions, where the C-RNTIs can be the same or different between the links established in the RRC procedures.

[0038] Alternatively the C-RNTIs are configured by the RRC procedure for the links established in the RRC procedure.

[0039] Based on the process 40, the UE establishes a plurality of links corresponding to a plurality of component carriers by a single RRC procedure for connection establishment, bandwidth extension, etc.


Claims

1. A method of establishing multiple links with multiple component carriers in a LTE-Advanced wireless communication system supporting carrier aggregation, the method being performed by the LTE-Advanced network of the wireless communication system, the method comprising:

establishing (302) a first link corresponding to a first component carrier by performing a first radio resource control, RRC, procedure, to a mobile device (20) of the wireless communication system, wherein the type of the first RRC procedure is an RRC connection establishment procedure, a handover procedure, or an inter-RAT, Radio Access Technology, handover procedure; and

establishing (304) at least a link corresponding to at least a component carrier other than the first component carrier by performing a second RRC procedure which is initiated by transmitting a first RRC message to the mobile device via the first link, to the mobile device (20),

wherein the type of the second RRC procedure is an RRC connection reconfiguration procedure or a handover procedure, and the first link established by the first RRC procedure and the at least a link established by the second RRC procedure are configured with the same cell radio network temporary identifier, C-RNTI, for Physical Downlink Control Channel, PDCCH, receptions.


 
2. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

performing a random access procedure initiated by receiving a random access preamble transmitted from the mobile device (20), for synchronization of at least a link established by the second RRC procedure, if the at least a link established by the second RRC procedure is connected to at least a cell which is different from a first cell which the first link is connected to.


 
3. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

performing a random access procedure initiated by receiving a random access preamble transmitted from the mobile device (20), for synchronization of at least a link established by the second RRC procedure, if the first RRC message transmitted to the mobile device (20) indicates that synchronization of the at least a link established by the second RRC procedure is required.


 
4. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

performing a random access procedure initiated by receiving a random access preamble transmitted from the mobile device (20), for synchronization of at least a link established by the second RRC procedure, if the first RRC message transmitted to the mobile device excludes uplink timing information.


 


Ansprüche

1. Verfahren zum Aufbauen mehrerer Verbindungen mit mehreren Komponententrägern in einem LTE-Advanced-Drahtloskommunikationssystem, das die Trägeraggregation unterstützt, wobei das Verfahren durch das LTE-Advanced-Netzwerk des Drahtloskommunikationssystems ausgeführt wird, wobei das Verfahren Folgendes aufweist:

Aufbauen (302) einer ersten Verbindung zugehörig zu einem ersten Komponententräger durch Ausführen einer ersten Funkressourcensteuerungs- bzw. RRC-Prozedur (RRC = Radio Resource Control) mit einer mobilen Vorrichtung (20) des Drahtloskommunikationssystems, wobei die Art der ersten RRC-Prozedur, eine RRC-Verbindungsaufbauprozedur, eine Übergabe- bzw. Handover-Prozedur oder eine inter-RAT-Übergabeprozedur (RAT = Radio Access Technology) ist; und

Aufbauen (304) von zumindest einer Verbindung zugehörig zu zumindest einem anderen Komponententräger als dem ersten Komponententräger durch Ausführen einer zweiten RRC-Prozedur, die durch Übertragen einer ersten RRC-Nachricht über die erste Verbindung an die mobile Vorrichtung initiiert wird, mit der mobilen Vorrichtung (20),

wobei die Art der zweiten RRC-Prozedur eine RRC-Verbindungsneukonfigurationsprozedur oder eine -Handover-Prozedur ist, und die erste Verbindung, die durch die erste RRC-Prozedur aufgebaut wird, und die zumindest eine Verbindung, die durch die zweite RRC-Prozedur aufgebaut wird, mit der gleichen temporären Mobilfunknetzkennung bzw. C-RNTI (C-RNTI = Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifier) für PDCCH-Empfänge (PDCCH = Physical Downlink Control Channel) konfiguriert sind.


 
2. Verfahren gemäß Anspruch 1, das ferner Folgendes aufweist:

Ausführen einer Direktzugriffsprozedur, die durch Empfangen einer Direktzugriffspräambel initiiert wird, die von der mobilen Vorrichtung (20) übertragen wird, zur Synchronisierung von zumindest einer Verbindung, die durch die zweite RRC-Prozedur aufgebaut wird, wenn die zumindest eine Verbindung, die durch die zweite RRC-Prozedur aufgebaut wird, mit zumindest einer Zelle verbunden ist, die sich von einer ersten Zelle unterscheidet, mit der die erst Verbindung verbunden ist.


 
3. Verfahren gemäß Anspruch 1, das ferner Folgendes aufweist:

Ausführen einer Direktzugriffsprozedur, die durch Empfangen einer Direktzugriffspräambel initiiert wird, die von der mobilen Vorrichtung (20) übertragen wird, zur Synchronisierung von zumindest einer Verbindung, die durch die zweite RRC-Prozedur aufgebaut wird, wenn die erste RRC-Nachricht, die zu der mobilen Vorrichtung (20) übertragen wird, anzeigt, dass die Synchronisierung der zumindest einen Verbindung, die durch die zweite RRC-Prozedur aufgebaut wird, erforderlich ist.


 
4. Verfahren gemäß Anspruch 1, das ferner Folgendes aufweist:

Ausführen einer Direktzugriffsprozedur, die durch Empfangen einer Direktzugriffspräambel initiiert wird, die von der mobilen Vorrichtung (20) übertragen wird, zur Synchronisation von zumindest einer Verbindung, die durch die zweite RRC-Prozedur aufgebaut wird, wenn die erste RRC-Nachricht, die an die mobile Vorrichtung übertragen wird, keine Information über das Uplink-Timing aufweist.


 


Revendications

1. Procédé pour établir de multiples liaisons avec de multiples porteuses composantes dans un système de communication sans fil LTE Avancé supportant ungroupement de porteuses, le procédé étant réalisé par un réseau LTE Avancé du système de communication sans fil, le procédé comprenant :

établir (302) une première liaison correspondant à une première porteuse composante en réalisant une première procédure de contrôle de ressources radio, RRC, avec un dispositif mobile (20) du système de communication sans fil, le type de la première procédure RRC étant une procédure d'établissement de connexion RRC, une procédure de transfert, ou une procédure de transfert entre Technologies d'Accès Radio, inter-RAT ; et

établir (304) au moins une liaison correspondant à au moins une porteuse composante autre que la première porteuse composante en réalisant une deuxième procédure RRC qui est initiée en transmettant un premier message RRC au dispositif mobile par l'intermédiaire de la première liaison, vers le dispositif mobile (20),

dans lequel le type de la deuxième procédure RRC est une procédure de reconfiguration de connexion RRC ou une procédure de transfert, et la première liaison établie par la première procédure RRC et ladite au moins une liaison établie par la deuxième procédure RRC sont configurées avec le même identificateur temporaire de réseau radio cellulaire, C-RNTI, pour des réceptions de Canal de Commande de Liaison Descendante Physique, PDCCH.


 
2. Procédé selon la revendication 1, comprenant en outre :

réaliser une procédure d'accès aléatoire initiée en recevant un préambule d'accès aléatoire émis par le dispositif mobile (20), pour la synchronisation d'au moins une liaison établie par la deuxième procédure RRC, si ladite au moins une liaison établie par la deuxième procédure RRC est connectée à au moins une cellule qui est différente d'une première cellule à laquelle la première liaison est connectée.


 
3. Procédé selon la revendication 1, comprenant en outré :

réaliser une procédure d'accès aléatoire initiée par la réception d'un préambule d'accès aléatoire émis par le dispositif mobile (20), pour la synchronisation d'au moins une liaison établie par la deuxième procédure RRC, si le premier message RRC transmis au dispositif mobile (20) indique que la synchronisation de ladite au moins une liaison établie par la deuxième procédure RRC est nécessaire.


 
4. Procédé selon la revendication 1, comprenant en outre :

réaliser une procédure d'accès aléatoire initiée par la réception d'un préambule d'accès aléatoire émis par le dispositif mobile (20), pour la synchronisation d'au moins une liaison établie par la deuxième procédure RRC, si le premier message RRC transmis au dispositif mobile exclut des informations temporelles de liaison montante.


 




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