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(11)EP 3 360 366 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
17.06.2020 Bulletin 2020/25

(21)Application number: 16853811.4

(22)Date of filing:  24.08.2016
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
H04W 24/10(2009.01)
H04W 24/08(2009.01)
H04W 28/02(2009.01)
H04L 12/823(2013.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/KR2016/009370
(87)International publication number:
WO 2017/061695 (13.04.2017 Gazette  2017/15)

(54)

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A QUEUING DELAY MEASUREMENT REPORT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

VERFAHREN ZUR ÜBERTRAGUNG EINES WARTESCHLANGENVERZÖGERUNGSMESSBERICHTS IN EINEM DRAHTLOSKOMMUNIKATIONSSYSTEM UND VORRICHTUNG DAFÜR

PROCÉDÉ DE TRANSMISSION D'UN RAPPORT DE MESURE DE RETARD DE MISE EN FILE D'ATTENTE DANS UN SYSTÈME DE COMMUNICATION SANS FIL ET DISPOSITIF ASSOCIÉ


(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

(30)Priority: 05.10.2015 US 201562237504 P

(43)Date of publication of application:
15.08.2018 Bulletin 2018/33

(73)Proprietor: LG Electronics Inc.
Yeongdeungpo-gu Seoul 07336 (KR)

(72)Inventors:
  • YI, Seungjune
    Seoul 06772 (KR)
  • LEE, Sunyoung
    Seoul 06772 (KR)
  • SHIM, Hyunjin
    Seoul 06772 (KR)

(74)Representative: Frenkel, Matthias Alexander 
Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff Patentanwälte PartG mbB Schweigerstrasse 2
81541 München
81541 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A2-2009/045945
US-A1- 2015 078 339
US-A1- 2009 116 399
  
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  • LG ELECTRONICS INC: "Issues on reporting MDT measurement results per QCI", 3GPP DRAFT; R2-154455 ISSUES ON REPORTING MDT MEASUREMENTS PER QCI, 3RD GENERATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT (3GPP), MOBILE COMPETENCE CENTRE ; 650, ROUTE DES LUCIOLES ; F-06921 SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS CEDEX ; FRA , vol. RAN WG2, no. Malmo, Sweden; 20151005 - 20151009 4 October 2015 (2015-10-04), XP051040294, Retrieved from the Internet: URL:http://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Meetings_3GPP_ SYNC/RAN2/Docs/ [retrieved on 2015-10-04]
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  • '3GPP; TSG RAN; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Layer 2 - Measurements (Release 12' 3GPP TS 36.314 V12.0.0, [Online] 23 September 2014, XP055377606 Retrieved from the Internet: <URL:https://portal.3gpp.org/desktopmodules /Specifications/SpecificationDetails. pspx?specificationId=2436>
  
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 a wireless communication system and, more particularly, to a method for transmitting a queuing delay measurement report in a wireless communication system and a device therefor.

Background Art



[0002] As an example of a mobile communication system to which the present invention is applicable, a 3rd Generation Partnership Project Long Term Evolution (hereinafter, referred to as LTE) communication system is described in brief.

[0003] FIG. 1 is a view schematically illustrating a network structure of an E-UMTS as an exemplary radio communication system. An Evolved Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (E-UMTS) is an advanced version of a conventional Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) and basic standardization thereof is currently underway in the 3GPP. E-UMTS may be generally referred to as a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system. For details of the technical specifications of the UMTS and E-UMTS, reference can be made to Release 7 and Release 8 of "3rd Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group Radio Access Network".

[0004] Referring to FIG. 1, the E-UMTS includes a User Equipment (UE), eNode Bs (eNBs), and an Access Gateway (AG) which is located at an end of the network (E-UTRAN) and connected to an external network. The eNBs may simultaneously transmit multiple data streams for a broadcast service, a multicast service, and/or a unicast service.

[0005] One or more cells may exist per eNB. The cell is set to operate in one of bandwidths such as 1.25, 2.5, 5, 10, 15, and 20 MHz and provides a downlink (DL) or uplink (UL) transmission service to a plurality of UEs in the bandwidth. Different cells may be set to provide different bandwidths. The eNB controls data transmission or reception to and from a plurality of UEs. The eNB transmits DL scheduling information of DL data to a corresponding UE so as to inform the UE of a time/frequency domain in which the DL data is supposed to be transmitted, coding, a data size, and hybrid automatic repeat and request (HARQ)-related information. In addition, the eNB transmits UL scheduling information of UL data to a corresponding UE so as to inform the UE of a time/frequency domain which may be used by the UE, coding, a data size, and HARQ-related information. An interface for transmitting user traffic or control traffic may be used between eNBs. A core network (CN) may include the AG and a network node or the like for user registration of UEs. The AG manages the mobility of a UE on a tracking area (TA) basis. One TA includes a plurality of cells.

[0006] Although wireless communication technology has been developed to LTE based on wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA), the demands and expectations of users and service providers are on the rise. In addition, considering other radio access technologies under development, new technological evolution is required to secure high competitiveness in the future. Decrease in cost per bit, increase in service availability, flexible use of frequency bands, a simplified structure, an open interface, appropriate power consumption of UEs, and the like are required.

[0007] The document ("Packet delay and drop rate for MDT QoS measurements", 3GPP DRAFT, R2-152521, XP050973400) outlines evaluation of feasibility of jitter estimation based on a measurement such as average packet queuing delay and packet discard count of SDUs exceeding delay budget for feMDT QoS measurements.

[0008] The document ("Enhanced QoS Verification in feMDT", 3GPP DRAFT, R2-154863, XP051005323) discloses discussions on UL PDCP queuing delay, packet discard/loss late in DL, packet discard/loss in UL, traffic drop metric collection and UE reports.

[0009] WO 2009/045945 A2 discloses a method and apparatus for discarding a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) service data unit (SDU). In the document it is described that a PDCP layer sets a timer and discards a PDCP SDU upon expiration of the timer, the timer may be set upon receiving the PDCP SDU from an upper layer or upon submitting the PDCP SDU to a lower layer for transmission, the timer and a radio link control (RLC) discard timer may be coordinated, and alternatively, the PDCP layer may discard the PDCP SDU based on a notification from an RLC layer or based on a PDCP status report.

Disclosure of Invention


Technical Problem



[0010] An object of the present invention devised to solve the problem lies in a method and device for transmitting a queuing delay measurement report in a wireless communication system. The technical problems solved by the present invention are not limited to the above technical problems and those skilled in the art may understand other technical problems from the following description.

Solution to Problem



[0011] Preferred embodiments are defined in the appended claims. The object of the present invention can be achieved by providing a method for User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system as set forth in the appended claims.

[0012] In another aspect of the present invention, provided herein is a communication apparatus as set forth in the appended claims.

[0013] It is to be understood that both the foregoing general description and the following detailed description of the present invention are exemplary and explanatory and are intended to provide further explanation of the invention as claimed.

Advantageous Effects of Invention



[0014] In order to minimize signaling overhead regarding an UL PDCP queuing delay measurement report, it is invented that a UE reports an average UL PDCP queuing delay as a ratio of a PDCP SDU discard timer value.

[0015] It will be appreciated by persons skilled in the art that the effects achieved by the present invention are not limited to what has been particularly described hereinabove and other advantages of the present invention will be more clearly understood from the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

Brief Description of Drawings



[0016] The accompanying drawings, which are included to provide a further understanding of the invention and are incorporated in and constitute a part of this application, illustrate embodiment(s) of the invention and together with the description serve to explain the principle of the invention.

FIG. 1 is a diagram showing a network structure of an Evolved Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (E-UMTS) as an example of a wireless communication system;

FIG. 2A is a block diagram illustrating network structure of an evolved universal mobile telecommunication system (E-UMTS), and FIG. 2B is a block diagram depicting architecture of a typical E-UTRAN and a typical EPC;

FIG. 3 is a view showing an example of a physical channel structure used in an E-UMTS system;

FIG. 4 is a block diagram of a communication apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a diagram showing a control plane and a user plane of a radio interface protocol between a UE and an E-UTRAN based on a 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) radio access network standard;

FIG. 6 is a conceptual diagram for a PDCP entity architecture;

FIG. 7 is a conceptual diagram for functional view of a PDCP entity;

FIG. 8A is a conceptual diagram for Logged MDT, and FIG. 8B is a conceptual diagram for Immediate MDT;

FIG. 9 is conceptual diagram for a UE operation for reporting a queuing delay measurement for a QCI according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 10 shows an example of reporting a queuing delay measurement for a QCI according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 11 is conceptual diagram for a UE operation for reporting a queuing delay measurement for a RB according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.


Best Mode for Carrying out the Invention



[0017] Universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) is a 3rd Generation (3G) asynchronous mobile communication system operating in wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) based on European systems, global system for mobile communications (GSM) and general packet radio services (GPRS). The long-term evolution (LTE) of UMTS is under discussion by the 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) that standardized UMTS.

[0018] The 3GPP LTE is a technology for enabling high-speed packet communications. Many schemes have been proposed for the LTE objective including those that aim to reduce user and provider costs, improve service quality, and expand and improve coverage and system capacity. The 3G LTE requires reduced cost per bit, increased service availability, flexible use of a frequency band, a simple structure, an open interface, and adequate power consumption of a terminal as an upper-level requirement.

[0019] Hereinafter, structures, operations, and other features of the present invention will be readily understood from the embodiments of the present invention, examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings. Embodiments described later are examples in which technical features of the present invention are applied to a 3GPP system.

[0020] Although the embodiments of the present invention are described using a long term evolution (LTE) system and a LTE-advanced (LTE-A) system in the present specification, they are purely exemplary. Therefore, the embodiments of the present invention are applicable to any other communication system corresponding to the above definition. In addition, although the embodiments of the present invention are described based on a frequency division duplex (FDD) scheme in the present specification, the embodiments of the present invention may be easily modified and applied to a half-duplex FDD (H-FDD) scheme or a time division duplex (TDD) scheme.

[0021] FIG. 2A is a block diagram illustrating network structure of an evolved universal mobile telecommunication system (E-UMTS). The E-UMTS may be also referred to as an LTE system. The communication network is widely deployed to provide a variety of communication services such as voice (VoIP) through IMS and packet data.

[0022] As illustrated in FIG. 2A, the E-UMTS network includes an evolved UMTS terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN), an Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and one or more user equipment. The E-UTRAN may include one or more evolved NodeB (eNodeB) 20, and a plurality of user equipment (UE) 10 may be located in one cell. One or more E-UTRAN mobility management entity (MME)/system architecture evolution (SAE) gateways 30 may be positioned at the end of the network and connected to an external network.

[0023] As used herein, "downlink" refers to communication from eNodeB 20 to UE 10, and "uplink" refers to communication from the UE to an eNodeB. UE 10 refers to communication equipment carried by a user and may be also referred to as a mobile station (MS), a user terminal (UT), a subscriber station (SS) or a wireless device.

[0024] FIG. 2B is a block diagram depicting architecture of a typical E-UTRAN and a typical EPC.

[0025] As illustrated in FIG. 2B, an eNodeB 20 provides end points of a user plane and a control plane to the UE 10. MME/SAE gateway 30 provides an end point of a session and mobility management function for UE 10. The eNodeB and MME/SAE gateway may be connected via an S1 interface.

[0026] The eNodeB 20 is generally a fixed station that communicates with a UE 10, and may also be referred to as a base station (BS) or an access point. One eNodeB 20 may be deployed per cell. An interface for transmitting user traffic or control traffic may be used between eNodeBs 20.

[0027] The MME provides various functions including NAS signaling to eNodeBs 20, NAS signaling security, AS Security control, Inter CN node signaling for mobility between 3GPP access networks, Idle mode UE Reachability (including control and execution of paging retransmission), Tracking Area list management (for UE in idle and active mode), PDN GW and Serving GW selection, MME selection for handovers with MME change, SGSN selection for handovers to 2G or 3G 3GPP access networks, Roaming, Authentication, Bearer management functions including dedicated bearer establishment, Support for PWS (which includes ETWS and CMAS) message transmission. The SAE gateway host provides assorted functions including Per-user based packet filtering (by e.g. deep packet inspection), Lawful Interception, UE IP address allocation, Transport level packet marking in the downlink, UL and DL service level charging, gating and rate enforcement, DL rate enforcement based on APN-AMBR. For clarity MME/SAE gateway 30 will be referred to herein simply as a "gateway," but it is understood that this entity includes both an MME and an SAE gateway.

[0028] A plurality of nodes may be connected between eNodeB 20 and gateway 30 via the S1 interface. The eNodeBs 20 may be connected to each other via an X2 interface and neighboring eNodeBs may have a meshed network structure that has the X2 interface.

[0029] As illustrated, eNodeB 20 may perform functions of selection for gateway 30, routing toward the gateway during a Radio Resource Control (RRC) activation, scheduling and transmitting of paging messages, scheduling and transmitting of Broadcast Channel (BCCH) information, dynamic allocation of resources to UEs 10 in both uplink and downlink, configuration and provisioning of eNodeB measurements, radio bearer control, radio admission control (RAC), and connection mobility control in LTE_ACTIVE state. In the EPC, and as noted above, gateway 30 may perform functions of paging origination, LTE-IDLE state management, ciphering of the user plane, System Architecture Evolution (SAE) bearer control, and ciphering and integrity protection of Non-Access Stratum (NAS) signaling.

[0030] The EPC includes a mobility management entity (MME), a serving-gateway (S-GW), and a packet data network-gateway (PDN-GW). The MME has information about connections and capabilities of UEs, mainly for use in managing the mobility of the UEs. The S-GW is a gateway having the E-UTRAN as an end point, and the PDN-GW is a gateway having a packet data network (PDN) as an end point.

[0031] FIG. 3 is a view showing an example of a physical channel structure used in an E-UMTS system. A physical channel includes several subframes on a time axis and several subcarriers on a frequency axis. Here, one subframe includes a plurality of symbols on the time axis. One subframe includes a plurality of resource blocks and one resource block includes a plurality of symbols and a plurality of subcarriers. In addition, each subframe may use certain subcarriers of certain symbols (e.g., a first symbol) of a subframe for a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), that is, an L1/L2 control channel. In FIG. 3, an L1/L2 control information transmission area (PDCCH) and a data area (PDSCH) are shown. In one embodiment, a radio frame of 10 ms is used and one radio frame includes 10 subframes. In addition, one subframe includes two consecutive slots. The length of one slot may be 0.5 ms. In addition, one subframe includes a plurality of OFDM symbols and a portion (e.g., a first symbol) of the plurality of OFDM symbols may be used for transmitting the L1/L2 control information. A transmission time interval (TTI) which is a unit time for transmitting data is 1ms.

[0032] A base station and a UE mostly transmit/receive data via a PDSCH, which is a physical channel, using a DL-SCH which is a transmission channel, except a certain control signal or certain service data. Information indicating to which UE (one or a plurality of UEs) PDSCH data is transmitted and how the UE receive and decode PDSCH data is transmitted in a state of being included in the PDCCH.

[0033] For example, in one embodiment, a certain PDCCH is CRC-masked with a radio network temporary identity (RNTI) "A" and information about data is transmitted using a radio resource "B" (e.g., a frequency location) and transmission format information "C" (e.g., a transmission block size, modulation, coding information or the like) via a certain subframe. Then, one or more UEs located in a cell monitor the PDCCH using its RNTI information. And, a specific UE with RNTI "A" reads the PDCCH and then receive the PDSCH indicated by B and C in the PDCCH information.

[0034] FIG. 4 is a block diagram of a communication apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention.

[0035] The apparatus shown in FIG. 4 can be a user equipment (UE) and/or eNB adapted to perform the above mechanism, but it can be any apparatus for performing the same operation.

[0036] As shown in FIG. 4, the apparatus may comprises a DSP/microprocessor (110) and RF module (transmiceiver; 135). The DSP/microprocessor (110) is electrically connected with the transciver (135) and controls it. The apparatus may further include power management module (105), battery (155), display (115), keypad (120), SIM card (125), memory device (130), speaker (145) and input device (150), based on its implementation and designer's choice.

[0037] Specifically, FIG. 4 may represent a UE comprising a receiver (135) configured to receive a request message from a network, and a transmitter (135) configured to transmit the transmission or reception timing information to the network. These receiver and the transmitter can constitute the transceiver (135). The UE further comprises a processor (110) connected to the transceiver (135: receiver and transmitter).

[0038] Also, FIG. 4 may represent a network apparatus comprising a transmitter (135) configured to transmit a request message to a UE and a receiver (135) configured to receive the transmission or reception timing information from the UE. These transmitter and receiver may constitute the transceiver (135). The network further comprises a processor (110) connected to the transmitter and the receiver. This processor (110) may be configured to calculate latency based on the transmission or reception timing information.

[0039] FIG. 5 is a diagram showing a control plane and a user plane of a radio interface protocol between a UE and an E-UTRAN based on a 3GPP radio access network standard. The control plane refers to a path used for transmitting control messages used for managing a call between the UE and the E-UTRAN. The user plane refers to a path used for transmitting data generated in an application layer, e.g., voice data or Internet packet data.

[0040] A physical (PHY) layer of a first layer provides an information transfer service to a higher layer using a physical channel. The PHY layer is connected to a medium access control (MAC) layer located on the higher layer via a transport channel. Data is transported between the MAC layer and the PHY layer via the transport channel. Data is transported between a physical layer of a transmitting side and a physical layer of a receiving side via physical channels. The physical channels use time and frequency as radio resources. In detail, the physical channel is modulated using an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) scheme in downlink and is modulated using a single carrier frequency division multiple access (SC-FDMA) scheme in uplink.

[0041] The MAC layer of a second layer provides a service to a radio link control (RLC) layer of a higher layer via a logical channel. The RLC layer of the second layer supports reliable data transmission. A function of the RLC layer may be implemented by a functional block of the MAC layer. A packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer of the second layer performs a header compression function to reduce unnecessary control information for efficient transmission of an Internet protocol (IP) packet such as an IP version 4 (IPv4) packet or an IP version 6 (IPv6) packet in a radio interface having a relatively small bandwidth.

[0042] A radio resource control (RRC) layer located at the bottom of a third layer is defined only in the control plane. The RRC layer controls logical channels, transport channels, and physical channels in relation to configuration, re-configuration, and release of radio bearers (RBs). An RB refers to a service that the second layer provides for data transmission between the UE and the E-UTRAN. To this end, the RRC layer of the UE and the RRC layer of the E-UTRAN exchange RRC messages with each other.
[Table 1]
RadioResourceConfigDedicated information element


 


 


 


[0043] Table 1 shows RadioResourceConfigDedicated information element (IE) included in RRCConnectionReconfiguration message. The RadioResourceConfigDedicated IE in Table 1 is used to setup/modify/release RBs, to modify the MAC main configuration, to modify the SPS configuration and to modify dedicated physical configuration. As shown in Table 1, the RadioResourceConfigDedicated IE includes PDCP-Config field. The PDCP-Config field is mandatory present if the corresponding DRB is being setup. The PDCP-Config field is optionally present, need ON, upon reconfiguration of the corresponding split DRB, upon the corresponding DRB type change from split to MCG bearer, upon the corresponding DRB type change from MCG to split bearer, upon handover within E-UTRA and upon the first reconfiguration after reestablishment but in all these cases only when fullConfig is not included in the RRCConnectionReconfiguration message. Otherwise, it is not present.
[Table 2]
PDCP-Config information element


 


[0044] Table 2 shows PDCP-Config IE included in the RadioResourceConfigDedicated IE. The PDCP-Config IE in Table 2 is used to set the configurable PDCP parameters for data radio bearers. Each field in Table 2 is specified in TS 36.331 version 12.5.0. For example, discardTimer field indicates a discard timer value specified in TS 36.323 version 12.4.0. The discard timer value is in milliseconds. In the discardTimer field, ms50 means 50 ms, ms 100 means 100 ms and so on.

[0045] One cell of the eNB is set to operate in one of bandwidths such as 1.25, 2.5, 5, 10, 15, and 20 MHz and provides a downlink or uplink transmission service to a plurality of UEs in the bandwidth. Different cells may be set to provide different bandwidths.

[0046] Downlink transport channels for transmission of data from the E-UTRAN to the UE include a broadcast channel (BCH) for transmission of system information, a paging channel (PCH) for transmission of paging messages, and a downlink shared channel (SCH) for transmission of user traffic or control messages. Traffic or control messages of a downlink multicast or broadcast service may be transmitted through the downlink SCH and may also be transmitted through a separate downlink multicast channel (MCH).

[0047] Uplink transport channels for transmission of data from the UE to the E-UTRAN include a random access channel (RACH) for transmission of initial control messages and an uplink SCH for transmission of user traffic or control messages. Logical channels that are defined above the transport channels and mapped to the transport channels include a broadcast control channel (BCCH), a paging control channel (PCCH), a common control channel (CCCH), a multicast control channel (MCCH), and a multicast traffic channel (MTCH).

[0048] FIG. 6 is a conceptual diagram for a PDCP entity architecture.

[0049] FIG. 6 represents one possible structure for the PDCP sublayer, but it should not restrict implementation. Each RB (i.e. DRB and SRB, except for SRB0) is associated with one PDCP entity. Each PDCP entity is associated with one or two (one for each direction) RLC entities depending on the RB characteristic (i.e. unidirectional or bidirectional) and RLC mode. The PDCP entities are located in the PDCP sublayer. The PDCP sublayer is configured by upper layers.

[0050] FIG. 7 is a conceptual diagram for functional view of a PDCP entity.

[0051] The PDCP entities are located in the PDCP sublayer. Several PDCP entities may be defined for a UE. Each PDCP entity carrying user plane data may be configured to use header compression. Each PDCP entity is carrying the data of one radio bearer. In this version of the specification, only the robust header compression protocol (ROHC), is supported. Every PDCP entity uses at most one ROHC compressor instance and at most one ROHC decompressor instance. A PDCP entity is associated either to the control plane or the user plane depending on which radio bearer it is carrying data for.

[0052] FIG. 7 represents the functional view of the PDCP entity for the PDCP sublayer; it should not restrict implementation. The figure is based on the radio interface protocol architecture.

[0053] At reception of a PDCP service data unit (SDU) from upper layers, the UE may start a discardTimer associated with this PDCP SDU. A transmitting side of each PDCP entity for DRBs may maintain the discardTimer. The duration of the discardTimer is configured by upper layers. In the transmitter, a new timer is started upon reception of a PDCP SDU from an upper layer. For a PDCP SDU received from upper layers, the UE may associate the PDCP sequence number (SN) corresponding to Next_PDCP_TX_SN to the PDCP SDU, perform header compression of the PDCP SDU, perform integrity protection and ciphering using COUNT based on TX_HFN and the PDCP SN associated with this PDCP SDU, increment the Next_PDCP_TX_SN by one, and submit the resulting PDCP Data PDU to lower layer. If the Next_PDCP_TX_SN is greater than Maximum_PDCP_SN, the Next_PDCP_TX_SN is set to '0' and TX_HFN is incremented by one.

[0054] When the discard timer expires for a PDCP SDU, or the successful delivery of a PDCP SDU is confirmed by PDCP status report, the UE may discard the PDCP SDU along with the corresponding PDCP PDU. If the corresponding PDCP PDU has already been submitted to lower layers the discard is indicated to lower layers. The transmitting side of each PDCP entity for DRBs may maintain the discard timer. The duration of the timer is configured by upper layers. In the transmitter, a new timer is started upon reception of an SDU from upper layer.

[0055] FIG. 8A is a conceptual diagram for Logged MDT, and FIG. 8B is a conceptual diagram for Immediate MDT.

[0056] In wireless mobile networks quality of user experience changes dynamically and depends on large variety of factors. Because of that mobile operators are willing to timely and effectively evaluate provided Quality of Service (QoS) in their networks. Nowadays the main tool for monitoring network state and performance is drive testing. To replace this expensive and mostly manual procedure, concept of Minimization of Drive Tests (MDT) is being developed in 3GPP LTE standardization.

[0057] MDT is about UE measurement collection for off-line processing. No automatic mechanism is defined MDT. The MDT mode includes 2 modes for MDT measurements: Logged MDT and Immediate MDT.

[0058] The Immediate MDT is that a MDT functionality involving measurements performed by the UE in CONNECTED state and reporting of the measurements to eNB/radio network controller (RNC) available at the time of reporting condition as well as measurements by the network for MDT purposes. The Logged MDT is a MDT functionality involving measurement logging by UE in IDLE mode, CELL_paging channel (CELL_PCH), UTRAN registration area_PCH (URA_PCH) states and CELL_forward access channel (CELL_FACH) state when second DRX cycle is used (when UE is in UTRA) for reporting to eNB/RNC at a later point in time, and logging of MBSFN measurements by E-UTRA UE in IDLE and CONNECTED modes.

[0059] MDT measurements may include packet delay measurement, packet discard rate measurement, and packet loss rate measurement.

[0060] Packet Delay in DL per QCI refers to packet delay for DRBs. The objective of this measurement is to measure L2 Packet Delay for operations and maintenance (OAM) performance observability or for QoS verification of MDT. For arrival of packets the reference point is PDCP upper service access point (SAP). For successful reception the reference point is MAC lower SAP. The Detailed Definition and explanations of the Packet Delay in DL per QCI can be found in Equation 1 and Table 1 below.

[Table 3]
M(T,qci) Packet Delay in the DL per QCI, averaged during time period T. Unit: Integer ms.
tArriv(i) The point in time when PDCP SDU i arrives.
tAck(i) The point in time when the last piece of PDCP SDU i was received by the UE according to received HARQ feedback information.
i A PDCP SDU that arrives at the PDCP upper SAP during time period T. PDCP SDU for which HARQ acknowledgement is not received for all parts shall not be included in the calculation.
I(T) Total number of PDCP SDUs i .
T Time Period during which the measurement is performed


[0061] Packet Discard Rate in DL per QCI refers to discard for DRBs. The objective of this measurement is to measure packets that are dropped due to congestion, traffic management etc, for OAM performance observability. One packet corresponds to one PDCP SDU. The reference point is PDCP upper SAP. The Detailed Definition and explanations of the Packet Discard Rate in DL per QCI can be found in Equation 2 and Table 2 below.

[Table 4]
M(T,qci) Packet Discard Rate in the DL per QCI, averaged during time period T. Unit: number of discarded packets per received packets * 106, Integer.
Ddisc(T,qci) Number of DL packets, for which no part has been transmitted over the air, of a data radio bearer with QCI = qci, that are discarded during time period T in the PDCP, RLC or MAC layers due to reasons other than hand-over.
N(T,qci) Number of DL packets of bearer with QCI = qci that has entered PDCP upper SAP during time period T (NOTE).
T Time Period during which the measurement is performed, Unit: minutes (NOTE).


[0062] It is noted that packet loss is expected to be small or very small. The statistical accuracy of an individual discard rate measurement result is dependent on how many packets has been received, and thus the time for the measurement.

[0063] Packet Uu Loss Rate in DL per QCI refers to packet loss for DRBs. The objective of this measurement is to measure packets that are lost at Uu transmission, for OAM performance observability. One packet corresponds to one PDCP SDU. The Detailed Definition and explanations of the Packet Uu Loss Rate in DL per QCI can be found in Equation 3 and Table 3 below.

[Table 5]
M(T,qci) Packet Uu Loss Rate in the DL per QCI. Unit: number of lost packets per transmitted packets * 106, Integer.
Dloss(T,qci) Number of DL packets, of a data radio bearer with QCI = qci, for which at least a part has been transmitted over the air but not positively acknowledged, and it was decided during time period T that no more transmission attempts will be done. If transmission of a packet might continue in another cell, it shall not be included in this count.
N(T,qci) Number of DL packets, of a data radio bearer with QCI = qci, which has been transmitted over the air and positively acknowledged during time period T.
T Time Period during which the measurement is performed, Unit: minutes (NOTE).


[0064] It is noted that packet loss is expected to be upper bounded by the Packet Error Loss Rate (PELR) of the QCI which takes values between 106 and 10-2. The statistical accuracy of an individual packet loss rate measurement result is dependent on how many packets have been received, and thus the time for the measurement.

[0065] Packet Loss Rate in UL per QCI refers to packet loss for DRBs. The objective of this measurement is to measure packets that are lost in the UL, for OAM performance observability. One packet corresponds to one PDCP SDU. Reference point is the PDCP upper SAP. The Detailed Definition and explanations of the Packet Loss Rate in UL per QCI can be found in Equation 4 and Table 4 below.

[Table 6]
M(T,qci) Packet Loss Rate in the UL per QCI. Unit: number of lost packets per transmitted packets * 106, Integer.
Dloss(T, qci) Number of missing UL PDCP sequence numbers, representing packets that are not delivered to higher layers, of a data radio bearer with QCI = qci during time period T. If transmission of a packet might continue in another cell, it shall not be included in this count.
N(T, qci) Total number of UL PDCP sequence numbers (also including missing sequence numbers) of a bearer with QCI = qci, starting from the sequence number of the first packet delivered by PDCP upper SAP to higher layers until the sequence number of the last packet during time period T.
T Time Period during which the measurement is performed, Unit: minutes (NOTE).


[0066] It is noted that packet loss is expected to be upper bounded by the PELR of the QCI which takes values between 10-6 and 10-2. The statistical accuracy of an individual packet loss rate measurement result is dependent on how many packets have been received, and thus the time for the measurement.

[0067] Measurements in MDT, such as measurements discussed above, may be performed separately per QoS Class Identifier (QCI). QCI defines a Quality of Service (QoS) level for a radio bearer so that the radio bearers with the same QCI would be treated in a similar way regardless of manufacturers/operators.

[0068] Meanwhile, for an UL PDCP queuing delay measurement, there is an agreement that the UL PDCP queuing delay measurement should be performed per QCI per UE and should reflect a packet delay observed at UE's PDCP layer only (from packet arrival at PDCP upper SAP until the packet starts to be delivered to a RLC entity). The remaining issue is how to report the UL PDCP queuing delay measurement to an eNB.

[0069] Result of the UL PDCP queuing delay measurement would be obtained in absolute time duration (e.g., the absolute time duration may have unit of milliseconds). However, reporting the measurement result in absolute time duration would cause signaling overhead because absolute time duration might require many bits to represent the value. The signaling overhead can be reduced by defining delay level by ranging of UL PDCP queuing delay values. Thus, a new reporting parameter (i.e., a ratio of an average UL PDCP queuing delay and a PDCP SDU discard timer value, as described in detail below) should be introduced to minimize signaling bits.

[0070] In the present invention, in order to minimize signaling overhead regarding an UL PDCP queuing delay measurement report, it is invented that a UE reports an average UL PDCP queuing delay as a ratio of a PDCP SDU discard timer value. A method of reporting a queuing delay measurement performed per QCI will be introduced with reference to FIGs. 9 and 10, and a method of reporting a queuing delay measurement performed per RB will be introduced with reference to FIG. 11.

[0071] FIG. 9 is conceptual diagram for a UE operation for reporting a queuing delay measurement for a QCI according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

[0072] In descriptions with reference to FIG. 9, it is assumed that a queuing delay measurement is performed per QCI.

[0073] A UE may be configured with one or multiple radio bearers (RBs) associated with corresponding QCI value, and the UE is configured with one or multiple discardTimers associated with the one or multiple RBs. Each radio bearer has its own QCI and PDCP SDU discard timer value. That is, each radio bearer associated with the same QCI value can have different PDCP SDU discard timer values.

[0074] The UE may receive configuration messages from an eNB. The configuration messages may include: i) PDCP SDU discard timer value per radio bearer (hereinafter, discardTimer), ii) MDT measurement period, and iii) delay threshold ratio per QCI (hereinafter, delayTH_ratio).

[0075] The discardTimer may have unit of ms. and the discardTimer indicates time duration between a time point when the discardTimer starts when a PDCP SDU is received from upper layer and a time point when the UE discards the PDCP SDU along with the corresponding PDCP PDU when the PDCP SDU discard timer expires.

[0076] The MDT measurement period may have in unit of ms or subframes. The MDT measurement period indicates a time interval of measuring PDCP queuing delay of PDCP SDUs.

[0077] The delayTH_ratio may have unit of percentage. One delayTH_ratio is associated with a specific QCI. The delayTH_ratio is a ratio of PDCP queuing delay threshold (hereinafter, delayTH) to a specific discardTimer. The specific discardTimer is the longest discardTimer among the discardTimers for the RBs having same QCI.

[0078] When the UE receives configuring messages including delayTH_ratio, the UE calculates delayTH for each QCI. The delayTH for each QCI is calculated as follows: i) If all radio bearers of the same QCI have the same discardTimer, the UE selects the discardTimer when calculating delayTH for the radio bearers having that QCI. ii) If each radio bearer of the same QCI has the different discardTimer, the UE selects the longest discardTimer among the discardTimers for the radio bearers having that QCI when calculating delayTH for the radio bearers having that QCI. iii) The UE multiplies the delyTH_ratio of the corresponding QCI by the selected discardTimer. That is, delayTH = delayTH_ratio x selected discardTimer. iv) The UE uses the calculated delayTH for all radio bearers having that QCI.

[0079] The UE measures PDCP queuing delay for each PDCP SDU by measuring a time duration between a time point when a PDCP SDU arrives at PDCP upper SAP and a time point when the PDCP SDU is delivered to a lower layer (e.g., a RLC entity) for each PDCP SDU during MDT measurement period.

[0080] After measuring, the UE obtains an average PDCP queuing delay per QCI.

[0081] If delayTH_ratio is configured, the average PDCP queuing delay per QCI is obtained as follows: the UE sums up the PDCP queuing delays of PDCP SDUs of radio bearers with same QCI whose PDCP queuing delay is above delayTH, and obtains the average PDCP queuing delay of the corresponding QCI by dividing the summing result by the number of PDCP SDUs of radio bearers with same QCI whose PDCP queuing delay is above delayTH.

[0082] If the delayTH_ratio is not configured, the average PDCP queuing delay per QCI is obtained as follows: the UE considers the delayTH as 0, and the UE sums up PDCP queuing delay of all the PDCP SDUs of radio bearers with same QCI, and obtains the average PDCP queuing delay of the corresponding QCI by dividing summing result by the number of PDCP SDUs of radio bearers with same QCI.

[0083] The UE reports the average PDCP queuing delay per QCI to the eNB when: i) At the end of MDT measurement period, ii) PDCP queuing delay of a PDCP SDU from radio bearers of same QCI is above delayTH, or iii) Average PDCP queuing delay of all PDCP SDUs from radio bearers of same QCI is above delayTH.

[0084] The UE calculates the PDCP queuing delay ratio for each QCI as follows: For a QCI, the UE divides the average PDCP queuing delay by the discardTimer associated with the QCI. That is, PDCP queuing delay ratio = average PDCP queuing delay / discardTimer. Here, if all radio bearers of the same QCI have the same discardTimer, the UE selects the discardTimer. Or, if each radio bearer of the same QCI has the different discardTimer, the UE selects the longest discardTimer among the discardTimers for the radio bearers having that QCI.

[0085] When the UE reports Measurement Report to the eNB, the Measurement Report may include QCI value and the PDCP queuing delay ratio of the corresponding QCI value. Preferably, the Measurement Report may include multiple QCI values and the corresponding average PDCP queuing delay ratios. The Measurement Report can be transmitted by RRC/PDCP/RLC/MAC/PHY signaling.

[0086] When the eNB receives a Measurement Report including QCI value and PDCP queuing delay ratio of the QCI, the eNB can deduce a PDCP queuing delay of the QCI by multiplying the received PDCP queuing delay ratio by the discardTimer (i.e., the longest discardTimer among the discardTimers for the radio bearers having that QCI).

[0087] Referring to FIG. 9, a UE receives a queuing delay measurement configuration including discard timer values and a measurement period from an eNB (S901). Each of the discard timer values respectively corresponds to one radio bearer among a set of radio bearers associated with a QCI configured for the UE.

[0088] In some embodiments, the UE may further receive a delay threshold ratio for the QCI from the eNB. In this case, the UE calculates a delay threshold for the QCI by multiplying the delay threshold ratio and the specific discard timer value.

[0089] The UE determines a queuing delay for the QCI based on queuing delays for PDCP SDUs from the set of radio bearers during the measurement period (S903). If the delay threshold ratio is configured for the QCI, the queuing delay for the QCI is determined by averaging queuing delays for PDCP SDUs, whose queuing delay is above the delay threshold, from the set of radio bearers during the measurement period. Or, if the delay threshold ratio is not configured for the QCI, the queuing delay for the QCI is determined by averaging queuing delays for all of PDCP SDUs from the set of radio bearers during the measurement period.

[0090] The UE selects a specific discard timer value among the discard timer values (S905). If all of the set of radio bearers is associated with a same discard timer value, the specific discard timer value corresponds to the same discard timer value. Or, if at least two radio bearer among the set of radio bearers are associated with different discard timer values, the specific discard timer value is selected as a discard timer value having a largest value among the different discard timer values.

[0091] The UE calculates a queuing delay ratio for the QCI by dividing the queuing delay for the QCI by the specific discard timer value (S907), and transmits a queuing delay measurement report including the QCI and the queuing delay ratio for the QCI to the eNB (S909).

[0092] In some embodiments, the queuing delay measurement report is transmitted to the eNB, if queuing delay for at least one of PDCP SDUs from the set of radio bearers is above the delay threshold during the measurement period, or if an average of queuing delays for all of PDCP SDUs from the set of radio bearers is above the delay threshold during the measurement period. Or, the queuing delay measurement report is transmitted to the eNB at end of the measurement period.

[0093] Meanwhile, the queuing delay measurement report can include multiple QCI values and corresponding multiple queuing delay ratios. In this case, the UE may determine a queuing delay for another QCI based on queuing delays for PDCP SDUs from another set of radio bearers associated with the another QCI during the measurement period, and calculate a queuing delay ratio for the another QCI by dividing the queuing delay for the another QCI by another specific discard timer value among the discard timer values. That is, the queuing delay measurement report further includes the another QCI and the queuing delay ratio for the another QCI.

[0094] FIG. 10 shows an example of reporting a queuing delay measurement for a QCI according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

[0095] In FIG. 10, an example that a UE reports an average PDCP queuing delay as a ratio of PDCP SDU discard timer value will be described. In the present exemplary embodiment, it is assumed that the UE is configured with 3 radio bearers. Identifiers of radio bearers and QCI of corresponding radio bearer are assumed as described in Table 7 below.
[Table 7]
RBQCI associated with each RB
RB 1 QCI 1
RB 2 QCI 1
RB 3 QCI 2


[0096] The UE receives configuration message from an eNB. Information included in the configuration message is described in Table 8 below.
[Table 8]
discardTimer 1= 50ms
discardTimer 2= 30 ms
discardTimer 3= 20 ms
MDT measurement period = 100 ms
delayTH_ratio 1= 60 %
delayTH_ratio 2= 80 %


[0097] In Table 8, discardTimer 1 is PDCP SDU discard timer value for Radio bearer 1, discardTimer 2 is PDCP SDU discard timer value for Radio bearer 2, and discardTimer 3 is PDCP SDU discard timer value for Radio bearer 3. In Table 8, delayTH_ratio 1 is ratio of a PDCP queuing delay threshold for QCI 1, and delayTH_ratio 2 is ratio of a PDCP queuing delay threshold for QCI 2.

[0098] After receiving the configuration message, the UE may calculate PDCP queuing delay thresholds (delayTHs) for each QCI.

[0099] Regarding QCI 1, when the UE calculates delayTH for QCI 1 (i.e. delay_TH 1), the UE selects the discardTimer 1 between discardTimer 1 and discardTimer 2 for radio bearers having QCI 1 because the discardTimer 1 has longer PDCP SDU discard timer value than discardTimer 2. Then, the UE obtains the delayTH 1 by multiplying the delyTH_ratio 1 by the discardTimer 1. In this case, the delayTH 1 is 30 ms (i.e., delayTH_ratio 1 x discardTimer 1= 0.60 x 50 ms = 30 ms).

[0100] Regarding QCI 2, when the UE calculates delayTH for QCI 2 (i.e. delay_TH 2), the UE selects the discardTimer 3 for radio bearer having QCI 2. Then, the UE obtains the delay TH 2 by multiplying the delayTH_ratio 2 by the discardTimer 3. In this case, the delayTH 2 is 16 ms (i.e., delayTH_ratio 2 x discardTimer 3 = 0.8 x 20 ms =16 ms).

[0101] The UE measures PDCP queuing delays for each PDCP SDU by measuring time duration between a time point when a PDCP SDU arrives at PDCP upper SAP and a time point when the PDCP SDU is delivered to a lower layer (e.g., a RLC entity) for each PDCP SDU during MDT measurement period.

[0102] Then, the UE sums up the PDCP queuing delay of PDCP SDUs whose PDCP queuing delay is above delayTH from each RB, and obtains the average PDCP queuing delay of PDCP SDUs whose PDCP queuing delay is above delayTH for each RB by dividing the summing result by the number of PDCP SDUs whose PDCP queuing delay is above delayTH for each RB. Table 9 shows an example of total number of PDCP SDUs for each RB, number of PDCP SDUs whose PDCP queuing delay that is above delayTH for each RB (N_RB ID) and the average PDCP queuing delay of PDCP SDUs whose PDCP queuing delay is above delayTH for each RB (delay_RB ID).
[Table 9]
Radio bearer ID (RB ID)Total number of PDCP SDUs for each radio bearerNumber of PDCP SDUs whose PDCP queuing delay are above delayTH for each radio bearer (N_ RB ID)The average PDCP queuing delay of PDCP SDUs whose PDCP queuing delay is above delayTH for each radio bearer (delay_RB ID)
RB 1 220 200 35 ms
RB 2 350 300 50 ms
RB 3 300 200 18 ms


[0103] Then, the UE may obtain average PDCP queuing delays of each QCI.

[0104] Regarding QCI 1, the UE sums up the PDCP queuing delay of PDCP SDUs, whose PDCP queuing delay is above delayTH, from RB 1 and RB 2 with QCI 1. Then, the UE obtains an average PDCP queuing delay of the QCI 1 by dividing the summing result by the number of PDCP SDUs whose PDCP queuing delay are above delayTH from RB 1 and RB 2. The average PDCP queuing delay of the QCI 1 is obtained as 44 ms (i.e., (delay_RB 1 x N_RB 1+ delay_RB 2 x N_RB 2) / (N_RB 1+ N_RB 2) = (35x200+50x300) / (200+300) = 44 ms).

[0105] Regarding QCI 2, the UE sums up the PDCP queuing delay of PDCP SDUs, whose PDCP queuing delay is above delayTH, from RB 3 with QCI 2. Then, the UE obtains the average PDCP queuing delay of the QCI 2 by dividing the result by the number of PDCP SDUs whose PDCP queuing delay are above delayTH from RB 3. The average PDCP queuing delay of QCI 2 is obtained as 18 ms (i.e., (delay_RB 3 x N_RB 3) / (N_RB 3) = (18x200) / 200 = 18 ms).

[0106] The average PDCP queuing delays of the each QCI is above corresponding delayTH. So, at the end of MDT measurement period, the UE reports Measurement Report by RRC signal, as shown in FIG. 10. That is, the Measurement Report includes: i) QCI 1, ii) an average PDCP queuing delay of QCI 1 as ratio of discardTimer 1 (i.e., Queuing delay ratio of QCI 1 is 88 % (44 ms / 50 ms x 100 = 88 %)), iii) QCI 2, and iv) an average PDCP queuing delay of QCI 2 as ratio of discardTimer 3 (i.e., Queuing delay ratio of QCI 2 is 90 % (18 ms / 20 ms x 100 = 90 %)).

[0107] FIG. 11 is conceptual diagram for a UE operation for reporting a queuing delay measurement for a RB according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

[0108] In descriptions with reference to FIG. 11, it is assumed that a queuing delay measurement is performed per radio bearer (RB).

[0109] A UE may be configured with one or multiple RBs, and the UE is configured with one or multiple discardTimers associated with the one or multiple RBs. Each radio bearer has its own PDCP SDU discard timer value. That is, each radio bearer can have different PDCP SDU discard timer values.

[0110] The UE may receive configuration messages from an eNB. The configuration messages may include: i) PDCP SDU discard timer value per radio bearer (hereinafter, discardTimer), ii) MDT measurement period, and iii) delay threshold ratio per RB (hereinafter, delayTH_ratio).

[0111] The discardTimer may have unit of ms. and the discardTimer indicates time duration between a time point when the discardTimer starts when a PDCP SDU is received from upper layer and a time point when the UE discards the PDCP SDU along with the corresponding PDCP PDU when the PDCP SDU discard timer expires.

[0112] The MDT measurement period may have in unit of ms or subframes. The MDT measurement period indicates a time interval of measuring PDCP queuing delay of PDCP SDUs.

[0113] The delayTH_ratio may have unit of percentage. One delayTH_ratio is associated with a specific RB. The delayTH_ratio is a ratio of PDCP queuing delay threshold (hereinafter, delayTH) to a discardTimer.

[0114] When the UE receives configuring messages including delayTH_ratio, the UE calculates delayTH for each RB. The delayTH for each RB is calculated as follows: The UE multiplies a delyTH_ratio of the corresponding RB by a discardTimer of the corresponding RB.

[0115] The UE measures PDCP queuing delay for each PDCP SDU by measuring time duration between a time point when a PDCP SDU arrives at PDCP upper SAP and a time point when the PDCP SDU is delivered to a lower layer (e.g., a RLC entity) for each PDCP SDU during MDT measurement period.

[0116] After measuring, the UE obtains an average PDCP queuing delay per RB.

[0117] If delayTH_ratio is configured, the average PDCP queuing delay per RB is obtained as follows: the UE sums up the PDCP queuing delays of PDCP SDUs of a RB whose PDCP queuing delay is above delayTH, and obtains the average PDCP queuing delay of the RB by dividing the summing result by the number of PDCP SDUs of the RB whose PDCP queuing delay is above delayTH.

[0118] If the delayTH_ratio is not configured, the average PDCP queuing delay per RB is obtained as follows: the UE considers the delayTH as 0, and the UE sums up PDCP queuing delay of all the PDCP SDUs of a RB, and obtains the average PDCP queuing delay of the RB by dividing summing result by the number of PDCP SDUs of the RB.

[0119] The UE reports the average PDCP queuing delay per RB to the eNB when: i) At the end of MDT measurement period, ii) PDCP queuing delay of a PDCP SDU from a RB is above delayTH, or iii) Average PDCP queuing delay of all PDCP SDUs from the RB is above delayTH.

[0120] The UE calculates the PDCP queuing delay ratio for each RB as follows: For a RB, the UE divides the average PDCP queuing delay by the discardTimer associated with the RB. That is, PDCP queuing delay ratio = average PDCP queuing delay / discardTimer.

[0121] When the UE reports Measurement Report to the eNB, the Measurement Report may include the PDCP queuing delay ratio(s) of RB(s). Preferably, the Measurement Report may include multiple average PDCP queuing delay ratios of RBs. The Measurement Report can be transmitted by RRC/PDCP/RLC/MAC/PHY signaling.

[0122] When the eNB receives a Measurement Report including a PDCP queuing delay ratio of a RB, the eNB can deduce a PDCP queuing delay of the RB by multiplying the received PDCP queuing delay ratio of the RB by the discardTimer of the RB.

[0123] Referring to FIG. 11, the UE receives a queuing delay measurement configuration including a discard timer value for a RB configured for the UE and a measurement period from an eNB (S1101).

[0124] In some embodiments, the UE may further receive a delay threshold ratio for the RB from the eNB. In this case, the UE calculates a delay threshold for the RB by multiplying the delay threshold ratio and the discard timer value.

[0125] The UE determines a queuing delay for the RB based on queuing delays for PDCP SDUs from the RB during the measurement period (S1103). If the delay threshold ratio is configured, the queuing delay for the RB is determined by averaging queuing delays for PDCP SDUs, whose queuing delay is above the delay threshold, from the RB during the measurement period. Or, if a delay threshold ratio is not configured, the queuing delay for the RB is determined by averaging queuing delays for all of PDCP SDUs from the RB during the measurement period.

[0126] The UE calculates a queuing delay ratio for the RB by dividing the queuing delay by the discard timer value (S1105), and transmits a queuing delay measurement report including the queuing delay ratio to the eNB (S1107).

[0127] In summary, according to the present invention, it is possible to reduce signaling overhead regarding a queuing delay measurement report, by reporting a queuing delay as a ratio of a discard timer value rather than reporting absolute value of the queuing delay.

[0128] The embodiments of the present invention described hereinbelow are combinations of elements and features of the present invention. The elements or features may be considered selective unless otherwise mentioned. Each element or feature may be practiced without being combined with other elements or features. Further, an embodiment of the present invention may be constructed by combining parts of the elements and/or features. Operation orders described in embodiments of the present invention may be rearranged. Some constructions of any one embodiment may be included in another embodiment and may be replaced with corresponding constructions of another embodiment. It is obvious to those skilled in the art that claims that are not explicitly cited in each other in the appended claims may be presented in combination as an embodiment of the present invention or included as a new claim by subsequent amendment after the application is filed.

[0129] In the embodiments of the present invention, a specific operation described as performed by the BS may be performed by an upper node of the BS. Namely, it is apparent that, in a network comprised of a plurality of network nodes including a BS, various operations performed for communication with an MS may be performed by the BS, or network nodes other than the BS. The term 'eNB' may be replaced with the term 'fixed station', 'Node B', 'Base Station (BS)', 'access point', etc.

[0130] The above-described embodiments may be implemented by various means, for example, by hardware, firmware, software, or a combination thereof.

[0131] In a hardware configuration, the method according to the embodiments of the present invention may be implemented by one or more Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), Digital Signal Processors (DSPs), Digital Signal Processing Devices (DSPDs), Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs), Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), processors, controllers, microcontrollers, or microprocessors.

[0132] In a firmware or software configuration, the method according to the embodiments of the present invention may be implemented in the form of modules, procedures, functions, etc. performing the above-described functions or operations. Software code may be stored in a memory unit and executed by a processor. The memory unit may be located at the interior or exterior of the processor and may transmit and receive data to and from the processor via various known means.

[0133] Those skilled in the art will appreciate that the present invention may be carried out in other specific ways than those set forth herein without departing from essential characteristics of the present invention. The above embodiments are therefore to be construed in all aspects as illustrative and not restrictive. The scope of the invention should be determined by the appended claims, not by the above description, and all changes coming within the meaning of the appended claims are intended to be embraced therein.

Industrial Applicability



[0134] While the above-described method has been described centering on an example applied to the 3GPP LTE system, the present invention is applicable to a variety of wireless communication systems in addition to the 3GPP LTE system.


Claims

1. A method for a user equipment, UE, operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:

receiving (S901) a queuing delay measurement configuration including discard timer values and a measurement period from a base station, BS, wherein each of the discard timer values respectively corresponds to one radio bearer among a set of radio bearers associated with a Quality of service Class Identifier, QCI, configured for the UE;

determining (S903) a queuing delay for the QCI based on queuing delays for packet data convergence protocol service data units, PDCP SDUs, from the set of radio bearers during the measurement period;

selecting (S905) a specific discard timer value among the discard timer values, wherein, when all of the set of radio bearers is associated with a same discard timer value, the specific discard timer value corresponds to the same discard timer value, and

wherein, when at least two radio bearer among the set of radio bearers are associated with different discard timer values, the specific discard timer value is selected as a discard timer value having a largest value among the different discard timer values;

calculating (S907) a queuing delay ratio for the QCI by dividing the queuing delay for the QCI by the specific discard timer value; and

transmitting (S909) a queuing delay measurement report including the QCI and the queuing delay ratio for the QCI to the BS.


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

receiving a delay threshold ratio for the QCI from the BS; and

calculating a delay threshold for the QCI by multiplying the delay threshold ratio and the specific discard timer value.


 
3. The method according to claim 2,
wherein the queuing delay for the QCI is determined by averaging queuing delays for at least part of the PDCP SDUs from the set of radio bearers during the measurement period, and
wherein the at least part of the PDCP SDUs correspond to PDCP SDUs whose queuing delay is above the delay threshold.
 
4. The method according to claim 2,
wherein, when queuing delay for at least one of the PDCP SDUs from the set of radio bearers is above the delay threshold during the measurement period, an average of queuing delays for all of the PDCP SDUs from the set of radio bearers is above the delay threshold during the measurement period, or the measurement period ends, the queuing delay measurement report is transmitted to the BS.
 
5. The method according to claim 1,
wherein, when a delay threshold ratio is not configured for the QCI, the queuing delay for the QCI is determined by averaging queuing delays for all of the PDCP SDUs from the set of radio bearers during the measurement period.
 
6. The method according to claim 1, further comprising:

determining a queuing delay for another QCI based on queuing delays for PDCP SDUs from another set of radio bearers associated with the another QCI during the measurement period; and

calculating a queuing delay ratio for the another QCI by dividing the queuing delay for the another QCI by another specific discard timer value among the discard timer values,

wherein the queuing delay measurement report further includes the another QCI and the queuing delay ratio for the another QCI.


 
7. A User Equipment, UE, for operating in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising:

a Radio Frequency, RF, module; and

a processor operably coupled with the RF module and configured to:

receive a queuing delay measurement configuration including discard timer values and a measurement period from a base station, BS, wherein each of the discard timer values respectively corresponds to one radio bearer among a set of radio bearers associated with a Quality of service Class Identifier, QCI, configured for the UE,

determine a queuing delay for the QCI based on queuing delays for packet data convergence protocol service data units, PDCP SDUs, from the set of radio bearers during the measurement period,

select a specific discard timer value among the discard timer values,

wherein, when all of the set of radio bearers is associated with a same discard timer value, the specific discard timer value corresponds to the same discard timer value, and

wherein, when at least two radio bearer among the set of radio bearers are associated with different discard timer values, the specific discard timer value is selected as a discard timer value having a largest value among the different discard timer values

calculate a queuing delay ratio for the QCI by dividing the queuing delay for the QCI by the specific discard timer value, and

transmit a queuing delay measurement report including the QCI and the queuing delay ratio for the QCI to the BS.


 
8. The UE according to claim 7, wherein the processor is further configured to:

receive a delay threshold ratio for the QCI from the BS, and

calculate a delay threshold for the QCI by multiplying the delay threshold ratio and the specific discard timer value.


 
9. The UE according to claim 8,
wherein the queuing delay for the QCI is determined by averaging queuing delays for at least part of the PDCP SDUs from the set of radio bearers during the measurement period, and
wherein the at least part of the PDCP SDUs correspond to PDCP SDUs whose queuing delay is above the delay threshold.
 
10. The UE according to claim 8,
wherein, when queuing delay for at least one of the PDCP SDUs from the set of radio bearers is above the delay threshold during the measurement period, an average of queuing delays for all of the PDCP SDUs from the set of radio bearers is above the delay threshold during the measurement period, or the measurement period ends, the queuing delay measurement report is transmitted to the BS.
 
11. The UE according to claim 7,
wherein, when a delay threshold ratio is not configured for the QCI, the queuing delay for the QCI is determined by averaging queuing delays for all of the PDCP SDUs from the set of radio bearers during the measurement period.
 
12. The UE according to claim 7, wherein the processor is further configured to:

determine a queuing delay for another QCI based on queuing delays for PDCP SDUs from another set of radio bearers associated with the another QCI during the measurement period, and

calculate a queuing delay ratio for the another QCI by dividing the queuing delay for the another QCI by another specific discard timer value among the discard timer values,

wherein the queuing delay measurement report further includes the another QCI and the queuing delay ratio for the another QCI.


 


Ansprüche

1. Verfahren für ein Benutzergerät, (UE, user equipment), in einem drahtlosen Kommunikationssystem, das Verfahren Folgendes umfassend:

Empfangen (S901) einer Warteschlangenverzögerungs-Messungskonfiguration, die Verwerfzeitgeberwerte und eine Messperiode von einer Basisstation BS enthält, wobei jeder der Verwerfzeitgeberwerte jeweils einem Funkträger unter einem Satz von Funkträgern entspricht, die einem Quality of service Class Identifier, QCI, zugeordnet sind, der für das UE konfiguriert ist;

Bestimmen (S903) einer Warteschlangenverzögerung für den QCI basierend auf Warteschlangenverzögerungen für Paketdatenkonvergenzprotokoll-Dienstdateneinheiten, PDCP-SDUs, aus dem Satz von Funkträgern während des Messzeitraums;

Auswählen (S905) eines bestimmten Verwerfzeitgeberwerts unter den Verwerfzeitgeberwerten, wobei, wenn der gesamte Satz von Funkträgern demselben Verwerfzeitgeberwert zugeordnet ist, der spezifische Verwerfzeitgeberwert demselben Verwerfzeitgeberwert entspricht, und wobei, wenn mindestens zwei Funkträger unter dem Satz von Funkträgern unterschiedlichen Verwerfzeitgeberwerten zugeordnet sind, der spezifische Verwerfzeitgeberwert als Verwerfzeitgeberwert mit einem größten Wert unter den verschiedenen Verwerfzeitgeberwerten ausgewählt wird;

Berechnen (S907) eines Warteschlangen-Verzögerungsverhältnisses für den QCI durch Dividieren der Warteschlangenverzögerung für den QCI durch den spezifischen Verwerfzeitgeberwert; und

Senden (S909) eines Messberichts für die Warteschlangenverzögerung einschließlich des QCI und des Warteschlangen-Verzögerungsverhältnisses für den QCI an die BS.


 
2. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, ferner umfassend:

Empfangen eines Verzögerungs-Schwellenverhältnisses für den QCI von der BS; und

Berechnen einer Verzögerungsschwelle für den QCI durch Multiplizieren des Verzögerungs-Schwellenverhältnisses und des spezifischen Verwerfzeitgeberwerts.


 
3. Verfahren nach Anspruch 2,
wobei die Warteschlangenverzögerung für den QCI durch Mitteln der Warteschlangenverzögerungen für mindestens einen Teil der PDCP-SDUs aus dem Satz von Funkträgern während des Messzeitraums bestimmt wird, und wobei der mindestens Teil der PDCP-SDUs PDCP-SDUs entspricht, deren Warteschlangenverzögerung über der Verzögerungsschwelle liegt.
 
4. Verfahren nach Anspruch 2,
wobei, wenn die Warteschlangenverzögerung für mindestens eine der PDCP-SDUs aus dem Satz von Funkträgern während des Messzeitraums über dem Verzögerungsschwellenwert liegt, ein Durchschnitt der Warteschlangenverzögerungen für alle PDCP-SDUs aus dem Satz von Funkträgern während der Messperiode über dem Verzögerungsschwellenwert liegt, oder wenn die Messperiode endet, der Messbericht über die Warteschlangenverzögerung an die BS übertragen wird.
 
5. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1,
wobei, wenn kein Verzögerungs-Schwellenverhältnis für den QCI konfiguriert ist, die Warteschlangenverzögerung für den QCI durch Mitteln der Warteschlangenverzögerungen für alle PDCP-SDUs aus dem Satz von Funkträgern während des Messzeitraums bestimmt wird.
 
6. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, ferner umfassend:

Bestimmen einer Warteschlangenverzögerung für einen anderen QCI basierend auf Warteschlangenverzögerungen für PDCP-SDUs von einem anderen Satz von Funkträgern, die dem anderen QCI während des Messzeitraums zugeordnet sind; und

Berechnen eines Warteschlangen-Verzögerungsverhältnisses für den anderen QCI durch Dividieren der Warteschlangenverzögerung für die andere QCI durch einen anderen spezifischen Verwerfzeitgeberwert unter den Verwerfzeitgeberwerten,

wobei der Messbericht über die Warteschlangenverzögerung ferner den anderen QCI und das Warteschlangen-Verzögerungsverhältnis für den anderen QCI enthält.


 
7. Benutzergerät, UE, zum Betrieb in einem drahtlosen Kommunikationssystem, wobei das UE umfasst:

ein Hochfrequenz-, HF-, Modul; und

einen Prozessor, der funktionsfähig mit dem HF-Modul gekoppelt und konfiguriert ist für:

Empfangen einer Messkonfiguration für die Warteschlangenverzögerung, die Zeitgeberwerte für das Verwerfen und eine Messperiode von einer Basisstation BS enthält, wobei jeder der Zeitgeberwerte für das Verwerfen jeweils einem Funkträger unter einem Satz von Funkträgern entspricht, die einem QCI (Quality of Service Class Identifier) zugeordnet sind, konfiguriert für das UE, Bestimmen einer Warteschlangenverzögerung für die QCI basierend auf Warteschlangenverzögerungen für Paketdatenkonvergenzprotokoll-Dienstdateneinheiten, PDCP-SDUs, aus dem Satz von Funkträgern während des Messzeitraums,

Auswählen eines bestimmten Werts für den Verwerfzeitgeber unter den Werten für den Verwerfzeitgeber,

wobei, wenn jeder Satz von Funkträgern einem gleichen Verwerfzeitgeberwert zugeordnet ist, der spezifische Verwerfzeitgeberwert dem gleichen Verwerfzeitgeberwert entspricht, und

wobei, wenn mindestens zwei Funkträger unter dem Satz von Funkträgern unterschiedlichen Verwerfzeitgeberwerten zugeordnet sind, der spezifische Verwerfzeitgeberwert als Verwerfzeitgeberwert mit einem größten Wert unter den verschiedenen Verwerfzeitgeberwerten ausgewählt wird,

Berechnen eines Warteschlangen-Verzögerungsverhältnises für den QCI, indem die Warteschlangenverzögerung für die QCI durch den spezifischen Wert für den Verwerfzeitgeber dividiert wird, und

Übertragen eines Messberichts für die Warteschlangenverzögerung einschließlich des QCI und des Warteschlangen-Verzögerungsverhältnisses für den QCI an die BS.


 
8. UE nach Anspruch 7, wobei der Prozessor ferner für Folgendes konfiguriert ist Empfangen eines Verzögerungs-Schwellenverhältnises für den QCI von der BS, und
Berechnen einer Verzögerungsschwelle für den QCI, indem das Verzögerungs-Schwellenverhältnis und der spezifische Wert für den Verwerfzeitgeber multipliziert werden.
 
9. UE nach Anspruch 8,
wobei die Warteschlangenverzögerung für den QCI durch Mitteln der Warteschlangenverzögerungen für mindestens einen Teil der PDCP-SDUs aus dem Satz von Funkträgern während des Messzeitraums bestimmt wird, und wobei der mindestens Teil der PDCP-SDUs PDCP-SDUs entspricht, deren Warteschlangenverzögerung über der Verzögerungsschwelle liegt.
 
10. UE nach Anspruch 8,
wobei, wenn die Warteschlangenverzögerung für mindestens eine der PDCP-SDUs aus dem Satz von Funkträgern während des Messzeitraums über dem Verzögerungsschwellenwert liegt, ein Durchschnitt der Warteschlangenverzögerungen für alle PDCP-SDUs aus dem Satz von Funkträgern während der Messperiode über dem Verzögerungsschwellenwert liegt, oder wenn die Messperiode endet, der Messbericht über die Warteschlangenverzögerung an die BS übertragen wird.
 
11. UE nach Anspruch 7,
wobei, wenn kein Verzögerungs-Schwellenverhältnis für den QCI konfiguriert ist, die Warteschlangenverzögerung für den QCI durch Mitteln der Warteschlangenverzögerungen für alle PDCP-SDUs aus dem Satz von Funkträgern während des Messzeitraums bestimmt wird.
 
12. UE nach Anspruch 7, wobei der Prozessor ferner für Folgendes konfiguriert ist:

Bestimmen einer Warteschlangenverzögerung für eine andere QCI basierend auf Warteschlangenverzögerungen für PDCP-SDUs von einem anderen Satz von Funkträgern, die der anderen QCI während des Messzeitraums zugeordnet sind, und

Berechnen eines Warteschlangen-Verzögerungsverhältnisses für den anderen QCI durch Dividieren der Warteschlangenverzögerung für den anderen QCI durch einen anderen spezifischen Verwerfzeitgeberwert unter den Verwerfzeitgeberwerten,

wobei der Messbericht über die Warteschlangenverzögerung ferner den anderen QCI und das Warteschlangen-Verzögerungsverhältnis für den anderen QCI enthält.


 


Revendications

1. Procédé pour un équipement utilisateur, UE, fonctionnant dans un système de communication sans fil, le procédé comprenant :

la réception (S901) d'une configuration de mesure de retard de file d'attente comportant des valeurs de temporisation de rejet et une période de mesure depuis une station de base, BS, dans laquelle chacune des valeurs de temporisation de rejet correspond respectivement à un support radio parmi un ensemble des supports radio associés à un Identifiant de Qualité de service, QCI, configuré pour l'UE ;

la détermination (S903) d'un retard de file d'attente pour le QCI sur la base de retards de file d'attente pour des unités de données de service de protocole de convergence de données par paquets, PDCP SDU, à partir de l'ensemble des supports radio pendant la période de mesure ;

la sélection (S905) d'une valeur de temporisation de rejet spécifique parmi les valeurs de temporisation de rejet, dans laquelle, lorsque tout l'ensemble des supports radio est associé à une même valeur de temporisation de rejet, la valeur de temporisation de rejet spécifique correspond à la même valeur de temporisation de rejet, et

dans laquelle, lorsqu'au moins deux supports radio parmi l'ensemble des supports radio sont associés à des valeurs de temporisation de rejet différentes, la valeur de temporisation de rejet spécifique est sélectionnée en tant que valeur de temporisation de rejet ayant une valeur la plus élevée parmi les valeurs de temporisation de rejet différentes ;

le calcul (S907) d'un rapport de retard de file d'attente pour le QCI en divisant le retard de file d'attente pour le QCI par la valeur de temporisation de rejet spécifique ; et

la transmission (S909) d'un rapport de mesure de retard de file d'attente comportant le QCI et le rapport de retard de file d'attente du QCI au BS.


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

la réception d'un rapport de seuil de retard pour le QCI à partir de la BS ; et

le calcul d'un seuil de retard pour le QCI en multipliant le rapport de seuil de retard et la valeur de temporisation de rejet spécifique.


 
3. Procédé selon la revendication 2,
dans lequel le retard de file d'attente pour le QCI est déterminé en faisant la moyenne des retards de file d'attente pour au moins une partie de la PDCP SDU à partir de l'ensemble des supports radio pendant la période de mesure, et
dans lequel l'au moins partie de la PDCP SDU correspond à la PDCP SDU dont le retard de file d'attente est supérieur au seuil de retard.
 
4. Procédé selon la revendication 2,
dans lequel, lorsque le retard de file d'attente pour au moins l'une de la PDCP SDU à partir de l'ensemble des supports radio est supérieur au seuil de retard pendant la période de mesure, une moyenne des retards de file d'attente pour toutes les PDCP SDU à partir de l'ensemble des supports radio est supérieure au seuil de retard pendant la période de mesure, ou la période de mesure se termine, le rapport de mesure de retard de file d'attente est transmis à la BS.
 
5. Procédé selon la revendication 1,
dans lequel, lorsqu'un rapport de seuil de retard n'est pas configuré pour le QCI, le retard de file d'attente pour le QCI est déterminé en faisant la moyenne des retards de file d'attente pour toutes les PDCP SDU à partir de l'ensemble des supports radio pendant la période de mesure.
 
6. Procédé selon la revendication 1, comprenant en outre :

la détermination d'un retard de file d'attente pour un autre QCI sur la base des retards de file d'attente pour la PDCP SDU à partir d'un autre ensemble des supports radio associés à l'autre QCI pendant la période de mesure ; et

le calcul d'un rapport de retard de file d'attente pour l'autre QCI en divisant le retard de file d'attente pour l'autre QCI par une autre valeur de temporisation de rejet spécifique parmi les valeurs de temporisation de rejet,

dans lequel le rapport de mesure de retard de file d'attente comporte en outre l'autre QCI et le rapport de retard de file d'attente pour l'autre QCI.


 
7. Équipement utilisateur, UE, pour le fonctionnement dans un système de communication sans fil, l'UE comprenant :

un module radiofréquence, RF ; et

un processeur fonctionnellement couplé au module RF et configuré pour :

recevoir une configuration de mesure de retard de file d'attente comportant des valeurs de temporisation de rejet et une période de mesure à partir d'une station de base, BS, dans laquelle chacune des valeurs de temporisation de rejet correspond respectivement à un support radio parmi un ensemble des supports radio associé à un identifiant de qualité de service, QCI, configuré pour l'UE,

déterminer un retard de file d'attente pour le QCI sur la base des retards de file d'attente pour les unités de données de service de protocole de convergence de données par paquets, PDCP SDU, à partir de l'ensemble des supports radio pendant la période de mesure,

sélectionner une valeur de temporisation de rejet spécifique parmi les valeurs de temporisation de rejet,

dans laquelle, lorsque tous les supports radio sont associés à une même valeur de temporisation de rejet, la valeur de temporisation de rejet spécifique correspond à la même valeur de temporisation de rejet, et

dans laquelle, lorsqu'au moins deux supports radio parmi l'ensemble des supports radio sont associés à des valeurs de temporisation de rejet différentes, la valeur de temporisation de rejet spécifique est sélectionnée en tant que valeur de temporisation de rejet ayant une plus grande valeur parmi les valeurs de temporisation de rejet différentes

calculer un rapport de retard de file d'attente pour le QCI en divisant le retard de file d'attente pour le QCI par la valeur de temporisation de rejet spécifique, et

transmettre un rapport de mesure de retard de file d'attente comportant le QCI et le rapport de retard de file d'attente pour le QCI à la BS.


 
8. UE selon la revendication 7, dans lequel le processeur est en outre configuré pour :

recevoir un rapport de seuil de retard pour le QCI de la BS, et

calculer un seuil de retard pour le QCI en multipliant le rapport de seuil de retard et la valeur de temporisation de rejet spécifique.


 
9. UE selon la revendication 8,
dans lequel le retard de file d'attente pour le QCI est déterminé en faisant la moyenne des retards de file d'attente pour au moins une partie de la PDCP SDU à partir de l'ensemble des supports radio pendant la période de mesure, et
dans lequel l'au moins partie de la PDCP SDU correspond à la PDCP SDU dont le retard de file d'attente est supérieur au seuil de retard.
 
10. UE selon la revendication 8,
dans lequel, lorsque le retard de file d'attente pour au moins l'une de la PDCP SDU à partir de l'ensemble des supports radio est supérieur au seuil de retard pendant la période de mesure, une moyenne des retards de file d'attente pour toutes les PDCP SDU à partir de l'ensemble des supports radio est supérieure au seuil de retard pendant la période de mesure, ou la période de mesure se termine, le rapport de mesure de retard de file d'attente est transmis à la BS.
 
11. UE selon la revendication 7,
dans lequel, lorsqu'un rapport de seuil de retard n'est pas configuré pour le QCI, le retard de file d'attente pour le QCI est déterminé en faisant la moyenne des retards de file d'attente pour toutes les PDCP SDU à partir de l'ensemble des supports radio pendant la période de mesure.
 
12. UE selon la revendication 7, dans lequel le processeur est en outre configuré pour :

déterminer un retard de file d'attente pour un autre QCI sur la base des retards de file d'attente pour les PDCP SDU à partir d'un autre ensemble des supports radio associé à l'autre QCI pendant la période de mesure, et

calculer un rapport de retard de file d'attente pour l'autre QCI en divisant le retard de file d'attente pour l'autre QCI par une autre valeur de temporisation de rejet spécifique parmi les valeurs de temporisation de rejet,

dans lequel le rapport de mesure de retard de file d'attente comporte en outre l'autre QCI et le rapport de retard de file d'attente pour l'autre QCI.


 




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