(19)
(11)EP 3 422 783 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
30.12.2020 Bulletin 2020/53

(21)Application number: 17778672.0

(22)Date of filing:  06.04.2017
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04W 72/04  (2009.01)
H04W 52/02  (2009.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/CN2017/079603
(87)International publication number:
WO 2017/174008 (12.10.2017 Gazette  2017/41)

(54)

INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHODS AND DEVICES

INFORMATIONSÜBERTRAGUNGSVERFAHREN UND -VORRICHTUNGEN

PROCÉDÉS ET DISPOSITIFS DE TRANSMISSION D'INFORMATIONS


(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: 08.04.2016 CN 201610216717

(43)Date of publication of application:
02.01.2019 Bulletin 2019/01

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

(72)Inventors:
  • SUN, Hao
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518129 (CN)
  • CHENG, Yan
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518129 (CN)
  • XUE, Lixia
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518129 (CN)

(74)Representative: Körber, Martin Hans 
Mitscherlich PartmbB Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Sonnenstrasse 33
80331 München
80331 München (DE)


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Description

TECHNICAL FIELD



[0001] The present invention relates to the field of communications technologies, and in particular, to information transmission methods and apparatuses.

BACKGROUND



[0002] In an existing Long Term Evolution (Long Term Evolution, LTE) system, a base station sends system information: a master information block (Master Information Block, MIB) by using a physical downlink shared channel (Physical Downlink Shared Channel, PDSCH) resource of a fixed downlink subframe 0 in a radio frame.

[0003] The MIB includes a plurality of configuration parameters, including system bandwidth information, a frame number of the radio frame used for transmitting the MIB, physical hybrid automatic repeat request indication channel (Physical HARQ Indication Channel, PHICH) configuration information, and reservation information.

[0004] The MIB information includes a plurality of configuration parameters. Therefore, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station are excessively high, resulting in high power consumption of the base station. Such related technology is for example described in US 2015/0043420 A1.

SUMMARY



[0005] The present invention provides a information transmission method and an apparatus, so as to resolve a problem of high power consumption of a base station resulted from excessively high information overheads for transmitting an MIB by the base station. The present invention is hereby defined by the methods of claims 1 and 3, the base station of claim 6 and the terminal device of claim 9. Embodiments and examples which are not covered by the claims are to be considered as examples not covered by the invention.

[0006] Specific technical solutions provided in the present invention are as follows:

[0007] According to a first aspect, an embodiment of the present invention provides an information transmission method, and the method includes: generating, by a base station, a master information block (MIB) including first bandwidth indication information and a radio frame configuration field, where the first bandwidth indication information is used to indicate a first range of a system bandwidth, and the radio frame configuration field indicates whether a radio frame for sending the MIB is configured with at least one or a combination of a resource of a system information block (SIB1), a physical random access channel (PRACH) resource, a resource of a paging message, and a multimedia broadcast multicast service single frequency network (MBSFN) resource; and sending, by the base station, the MIB by using a time-frequency resource in the radio frame.

[0008] By using the foregoing method, the base station generates the MIB including the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field, and sends the MIB by using the time-frequency resource in the radio frame. Compared with a conventional MIB including a plurality of configuration parameters such as system bandwidth information, a frame number of a radio frame for transmitting the MIB, and PHICH configuration information, the MIB transmitted by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention includes two configuration parameters: the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field. Therefore, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station are reduced, and power consumption of the base station is reduced. After an available system bandwidth is divided into a plurality of ranges, the base station sends the MIB including the first bandwidth indication information, and then the terminal device can determine the first range of the system bandwidth after obtaining the MIB. By using the foregoing method, MIB information overheads can be minimized in this embodiment of the present invention.

[0009] In a possible design, the first range indicated by the first bandwidth indication information includes at least one preset available system bandwidth, and the at least one available system bandwidth includes the current system bandwidth.

[0010] In a possible design, the MIB includes 4 bits, the first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit, 2 bits, or 3 bits, and the radio frame configuration field occupies 1 bit.

[0011] By using the foregoing method, in comparison with a conventional MIB including content of 24 bits, the MIB sent by the base station includes content of 4 bits. Therefore, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention are reduced, and power consumption of the base station is reduced.

[0012] In a possible design, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame, and the method further includes: sending, by the base station, the SIB1 by using a resource in a first resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is not configured in the radio frame, and the method further includes: skipping sending, by the base station, the SIB1 by using the radio frame.

[0013] By using the foregoing method, the base station indicates, by using the radio frame configuration field, whether the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame for sending the MIB. Therefore, after subsequently finding the MIB in the radio frame, the terminal device can directly determine the configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field, and determines, based on the configuration information of the radio frame, whether to search the radio frame for the SIB 1. In this way, a problem that the terminal device searches a radio frame for an SIB1 when the radio frame is not configured with a resource of the SIB1 is avoided, and power consumption of the terminal device is reduced. In addition, in this way, the SIB1 does not occupy a time-frequency resource in a fixed downlink subframe, so that when transmitting the SIB1, the base station may dynamically adjust, based on a service type and an application environment, a resource occupied by the foregoing information, thereby improving system flexibility.

[0014] In a possible design, the SIB1 includes frame number information of the radio frame and second bandwidth indication information, and the second bandwidth indication information is used to indicate the system bandwidth within the first range.

[0015] Because the MIB does not include the frame number information of the radio frame for sending the MIB, the terminal device cannot obtain the frame number of the radio frame based on the found MIB. The SIB1 sent by the base station includes the frame number information of the radio frame, so that the terminal device can obtain the frame number of the radio frame, so as to perform a cell synchronization operation, thereby avoiding a problem that the frame number information of the radio frame cannot be sent to the terminal device due to a decrease in the information overheads of the MIB. In addition, the second bandwidth indication information included in the SIB1 indicates the specific system bandwidth within the first range. In this way, after receiving the SIB1, the terminal device can accurately determine the system bandwidth based on the second bandwidth indication information, so that the terminal device can subsequently exchange data with the base station at the determined system bandwidth.

[0016] In a possible design, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is configured in the radio frame, and the method further includes: sending, by the base station, the paging message by using a resource in a second resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is not configured in the radio frame, and the method further includes: skipping sending, by the base station, the paging message by using the radio frame.

[0017] By using the foregoing method, the base station indicates, by using the radio frame configuration field, whether the resource of the paging message is configured in the radio frame for sending the MIB. Therefore, after subsequently finding the MIB in the radio frame, the terminal device can directly determine the configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field, and determines, based on the configuration information of the radio frame, whether to search the radio frame for the paging message. In this way, a problem that the terminal device searches a radio frame for a paging message when the radio frame is not configured with a resource of the paging message is avoided, and power consumption of the terminal device is reduced. In this way, the paging message does not occupy a time-frequency resource in a fixed downlink subframe, so that when transmitting the paging message, the base station may dynamically adjust, based on a service type and an application environment, a resource occupied by the foregoing information, thereby improving system flexibility.

[0018] In a possible design, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is configured in the radio frame, and the method further includes: specifying, as the MBSFN resource by the base station, a resource in a third resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is not configured in the radio frame, and the method further includes: skipping specifying, by the base station, a resource in the radio frame as the MBSFN resource.

[0019] By using the foregoing method, the base station indicates, by using the radio frame configuration field, whether the MBSFN resource is configured in the radio frame for sending the MIB. Therefore, after subsequently finding the MIB in the radio frame, the terminal device can directly determine the configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field, and determines, based on the configuration information of the radio frame, whether to search the radio frame for the MBSFN resource. In this way, a problem that the terminal device searches a radio frame for an MBSFN resource when the radio frame is not configured with the MBSFN resource is avoided, and power consumption of the terminal device is reduced. In addition, in this way, the MBSFN resource does not occupy a time-frequency resource in a fixed downlink subframe, and when transmitting the MBSFN resource, the base station may dynamically adjust, based on a service type and an application environment, a resource occupied by the foregoing information, thereby improving system flexibility.

[0020] In a possible design, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is configured in the radio frame, and the method further includes: specifying, as the PRACH resource by the base station, a resource in a fourth resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is not configured in the radio frame, and the method further includes: skipping specifying, by the base station, a resource in the radio frame as the PRACH resource.

[0021] By using the foregoing method, the base station indicates, by using the radio frame configuration field, whether the PRACH resource is configured in the radio frame for sending the MIB. Therefore, after subsequently finding the MIB in the radio frame, the terminal device can directly determine the configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field, and determines, based on the configuration information of the radio frame, whether to send a PRACH message by using the radio frame. In this way, a problem that the terminal device searches a radio frame for a PRACH resource when the radio frame is not configured with the PRACH resource is avoided, and power consumption of the terminal device is reduced. In addition, in this way, the PRACH resource does not occupy a time-frequency resource in a fixed downlink subframe, and when transmitting the PRACH resource, the base station may dynamically adjust, based on a service type and an application environment, a resource occupied by the foregoing information, thereby improving system flexibility.

[0022] According to another aspect, an embodiment of the present invention provides an information transmission method, including:

searching, by a terminal device, for a master information block (MIB) within a preset bandwidth range, where the MIB includes first bandwidth indication information and a radio frame configuration field, the first bandwidth indication information is used to indicate a first range of a system bandwidth, and the radio frame configuration field indicates whether a radio frame for sending the MIB is configured with at least one or a combination of a resource of a system information block (SIB1), a physical random access channel (PRACH) resource, a resource of a paging message, and a multimedia broadcast multicast service single frequency network (MBSFN) resource;

when finding the MIB in the radio frame, determining, by the terminal device based on the first bandwidth indication information included in the MIB, the first range of the system bandwidth; and obtaining configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field included in the MIB.



[0023] By using the foregoing method, the terminal device receives the MIB that is sent by the base station by using the radio frame and that includes the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field, determines, based on the first bandwidth indication information, the first range of the system bandwidth, and obtains the configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field. Because the MIB transmitted by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention includes two configuration parameters: the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station are reduced, and power consumption of the base station is reduced. After an available system bandwidth is divided into a plurality of ranges, the base station sends the MIB including the first bandwidth indication information, and then the terminal device can determine the first range of the system bandwidth after obtaining the MIB. By using the foregoing method, MIB information overheads can be minimized in this embodiment of the present invention.

[0024] In a possible design, the first range indicated by the first bandwidth indication information includes at least one preset available system bandwidth, and the at least one available system bandwidth includes the current system bandwidth.

[0025] In a possible design, the MIB includes 4 bits, the first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit, 2 bits, or 3 bits, and the radio frame configuration field occupies 1 bit.

[0026] In comparison with a conventional MIB including content of 24 bits, the MIB sent by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention includes content of 4 bits. Therefore, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention are reduced, and power consumption of the base station is reduced.

[0027] In a possible design, when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame, the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a first resource set is used to send the SIB1; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: searching, by the terminal device, all resources in the first resource set in the radio frame for the SIB1, and obtaining the SIB1 on the resource in the first resource set; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is not configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame is not used to send the SIB1; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: skipping searching, by the terminal device, the radio frame for the SIB1.

[0028] By using the foregoing method, the base station indicates, by using the radio frame configuration field, whether the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame for sending the MIB. Therefore, after subsequently finding the MIB in the radio frame, the terminal device can directly determine the configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field, and determines, based on the configuration information of the radio frame, whether to search the radio frame for the SIB 1. In this way, a problem that the terminal device searches a radio frame for an SIB1 when the radio frame is not configured with a resource of the SIB1 is avoided, and power consumption of the terminal device is reduced. In addition, in this way, the SIB1 does not occupy a time-frequency resource in a fixed downlink subframe, so that when transmitting the SIB1, the base station may dynamically adjust, based on a service type and an application environment, a resource occupied by the foregoing information, thereby improving system flexibility.

[0029] In a possible design, the SIB1 includes frame number information of the radio frame and second bandwidth indication information, and the second bandwidth indication information is used to indicate the system bandwidth within the first range.

[0030] After the terminal device obtains the SIB1, the method further includes:

determining, by the terminal device, the system bandwidth within the first range based on the second bandwidth indication information; and

determining, by the terminal device, a frame number of the radio frame based on the frame number information of the radio frame.



[0031] Because the MIB does not include the frame number information of the radio frame for sending the MIB, the terminal device cannot obtain the frame number of the radio frame based on the found MIB. The SIB1 sent by the base station includes the frame number information of the radio frame, so that the terminal device can obtain the frame number of the radio frame, so as to perform a cell synchronization operation, thereby avoiding a problem that the frame number information of the radio frame cannot be sent to the terminal device due to a decrease in the information overheads of the MIB. In addition, the second bandwidth indication information included in the SIB1 indicates the specific system bandwidth within the first range. In this way, after receiving the SIB1, the terminal device can accurately determine the system bandwidth based on the second bandwidth indication information, so that the terminal device can subsequently exchange data with the base station at the determined system bandwidth.

[0032] In a possible design, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a second resource set is used to send the paging message; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: searching, by the terminal device, all resources in the second resource set in the radio frame for the paging message, and obtaining the paging message on the resource in the second resource set; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is not configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame is not used to send the paging message; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: skipping searching, by the terminal device, the radio frame for the paging message.

[0033] By using the foregoing method, the base station indicates, by using the radio frame configuration field, whether the resource of the paging message is configured in the radio frame for sending the MIB. Therefore, after subsequently finding the MIB in the radio frame, the terminal device can directly determine the configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field, and determines, based on the configuration information of the radio frame, whether to search the radio frame for the paging message. In this way, a problem that the terminal device searches a radio frame for a paging message when the radio frame is not configured with a resource of the paging message is avoided, and power consumption of the terminal device is reduced. In this way, the paging message does not occupy a time-frequency resource in a fixed downlink subframe, so that when transmitting the paging message, the base station may dynamically adjust, based on a service type and an application environment, a resource occupied by the foregoing information, thereby improving system flexibility.

[0034] In a possible design, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a third resource set is specified as the MBSFN resource; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: searching for and determining, by the terminal device, the MBSFN resource in the third resource set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is not configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame does not include the MBSFN resource; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: skipping searching, by the terminal device, the radio frame for the MBSFN resource.

[0035] By using the foregoing method, the base station indicates, by using the radio frame configuration field, whether the MBSFN resource is configured in the radio frame for sending the MIB. Therefore, after subsequently finding the MIB in the radio frame, the terminal device can directly determine the configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field, and determines, based on the configuration information of the radio frame, whether to search the radio frame for the MBSFN resource. In this way, a problem that the terminal device searches a radio frame for an MBSFN resource when the radio frame is not configured with the MBSFN resource is avoided, and power consumption of the terminal device is reduced. In addition, in this way, the MBSFN resource does not occupy a time-frequency resource in a fixed downlink subframe, and when transmitting the MBSFN resource, the base station may dynamically adjust, based on a service type and an application environment, a resource occupied by the foregoing information, thereby improving system flexibility.

[0036] In a possible design, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is configured in the radio frame, the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a fourth resource set is specified as the PRACH resource, and the PRACH resource is used by the terminal device to send a PRACH message; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: sending, by the terminal device, the PRACH message to the base station by using the resource in the fourth resource set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is not configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame does not include the PRACH resource; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: skipping sending, by the terminal device, a PRACH message by using the radio frame.

[0037] By using the foregoing method, the base station indicates, by using the radio frame configuration field, whether the PRACH resource is configured in the radio frame for sending the MIB. Therefore, after subsequently finding the MIB in the radio frame, the terminal device can directly determine the configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field, and determines, based on the configuration information of the radio frame, whether to send the PRACH message by using the radio frame. In this way, a problem that the terminal device searches a radio frame for a PRACH resource when the radio frame is not configured with the PRACH resource is avoided, and power consumption of the terminal device is reduced. In addition, in this way, the PRACH resource does not occupy a time-frequency resource in a fixed downlink subframe, and when transmitting the PRACH resource, the base station may dynamically adjust, based on a service type and an application environment, a resource occupied by the foregoing information, thereby improving system flexibility.

[0038] According to still another aspect, an embodiment of the present invention provides a base station, where the base station has a function of implementing base station behavior in the foregoing method embodiments. The function may be implemented by using hardware, or may be implemented by executing corresponding software by hardware. The hardware or the software includes one or more modules corresponding to the function.

[0039] In a possible design, a structure of the base station includes a processing unit and a sending unit, and the units may perform corresponding functions in the foregoing method designs. For details, refer to detailed descriptions in the method designs. Details are not described herein again.

[0040] In a possible design, a structure of the base station includes a transceiver, a processor, a bus, and a memory, where the transceiver is configured to perform communication interaction with a terminal device, and the processor is configured to support the base station to perform a corresponding function in the foregoing method. The memory is coupled to the processor, and the memory stores a program instruction and data that are necessary for the base station.

[0041] According to still another aspect, an embodiment of the present invention further provides a terminal device. The terminal device has a function of implementing terminal device behavior in the foregoing method designs. The function may be implemented by using hardware, or may be implemented by executing corresponding software by hardware. The hardware or the software includes one or more modules corresponding to the function.

[0042] In a possible design, a structure of the terminal device includes a receiving unit and a processing unit, where the receiving unit is configured to receive data within a preset bandwidth range, the processing unit is configured to process the data, and the processing unit may be configured to execute a corresponding function in the foregoing method designs. For details, refer to detailed description in the method designs. Details are not described herein again.

[0043] In a possible design, a structure of the terminal device includes a transceiver, a processor, a bus, and a memory, where the transceiver is configured to perform communication interaction with a base station, and the processor is configured to support the terminal device to perform a corresponding function in the foregoing method. The memory is coupled to the processor, and the memory stores a program instruction and data that are necessary for the terminal device.

[0044] According to still another aspect, an embodiment of the present invention provides an information transmission system, where the system includes a base station and a terminal device.

[0045] By using the information transmission method provided in the present invention, the base station generates the MIB including the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field, and sends the MIB by using the time-frequency resource in the radio frame. Compared with a conventional MIB including a plurality of configuration parameters such as system bandwidth information, a frame number of a radio frame for transmitting the MIB, and PHICH configuration information, the MIB transmitted by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention includes two configuration parameters: the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field. Therefore, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station are reduced, and power consumption of the base station is reduced.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS



[0046] 

FIG. 1 is a diagram of a network architecture of an information transmission system according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a flowchart of an information transmission method according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a flowchart of an information transmission method according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a schematic structural diagram of a base station according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a schematic structural diagram of a terminal device according to an embodiment of the present invention;

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

FIG. 7 is a structural diagram of a terminal device according to an embodiment of the present invention.


DESCRIPTION OF EMBODIMENTS



[0047] To make the objectives, technical solutions, and advantages of the present invention clearer, the following further describes the present invention in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings. Apparently, the described embodiments are merely a part rather than all of the embodiments of the present invention. All other embodiments obtained by a person of ordinary skill in the art based on the embodiments of the present invention without creative efforts shall fall within the protection scope of the present invention.

[0048] The embodiments of the present invention provide a information transmission method and an apparatus, so as to resolve a prior-art problem of high power consumption of a base station resulted from excessively high information overheads for transmitting an MIB by the base station. The method and the apparatus in the present invention are based on a same inventive concept. Because problem resolving principles of the method and the apparatus are similar, mutual reference may be made to implementations of the method and the apparatus, and no repeated description is provided.

[0049] In the embodiments of the present invention, a base station generates an MIB including first bandwidth indication information and a radio frame configuration field, and sends the MIB by using a preset time-frequency resource in a radio frame. Compared with a conventional MIB including a plurality of configuration parameters such as system bandwidth information, a frame number of a radio frame for transmitting the MIB, and PHICH configuration information, the MIB transmitted by the base station in the embodiments of the present invention includes two configuration parameters: the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field. Therefore, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station are reduced, and power consumption of the base station is reduced.

[0050] In the following, some terms in this application are described, so as to help a person skilled in the art have a better understanding.
  1. (1) A base station in the embodiments of the present invention is a device that connects a terminal device and a wireless network, and includes but is not limited to an evolved NodeB (evolved NodeB, eNB), a radio network controller (radio network controller, RNC), a NodeB (NodeB, NB), a base station controller (Base Station Controller, BSC), a base transceiver station (Base Transceiver Station, BTS), a home eNodeB (for example, a Home evolved NodeB or a Home NodeB, HNB), a baseband unit (Baseband Unit, BBU), an access point (Access Point, AP), or the like.
  2. (2) A terminal device in the present invention is also referred to as user equipment (User Equipment, UE), and is a device that provides a user with voice and/or data connectivity, for example, a handheld device, an in-vehicle device, a wearable device, a computing device, or a mobile station (Mobile Station, MS) that has a wireless connection function, another processing device connected to a wireless modem, or a mobile terminal that communicates with one or more core networks by using a radio access network.
  3. (3) "And/or" describes an associative relationship of associated objects and indicates that three relationships may exist. For example, A and/or B may represent the following three cases: Only A exists, both A and B exist, and only B exists. The character "/" generally indicates an "or" relationship between the associated objects.


[0051] The information transmission method provided in an embodiment of the present invention is applicable to a network architecture of an information transmission system shown in FIG. 1. The network architecture includes a base station 101 and at least one terminal device 102.

[0052] The base station 101 generates an MIB based on current system configurations, periodically broadcasts the MIB by using a radio frame, and broadcasts, by using the radio frame, any one or a combination of a system information block (System Information Block, SIB) 1, a Paging (Paging) message, a multimedia broadcast multicast service single frequency network (Multimedia Broadcast multicast service Single Frequency Network, MBSFN) resource, a physical random access channel (Physical Random Access Channel, PRACH) resource, and the like. The MIB is used to notify the terminal device of configuration information of the radio frame for sending the MIB.

[0053] Each terminal device 102 searches for the MIB within a preset bandwidth range, obtains the configuration information of the radio frame based on the MIB when finding the MIB in the radio frame, and searches for the SIB1, the paging message, the MBSFN resource, the PRACH resource, and the like based on the configuration information of the radio frame.

[0054] Each terminal device 102 obtains, in the foregoing manner, a system message broadcast by the base station, so that it can be ensured that each terminal device 102 can obtain a current system configuration required for accessing a network. This ensures mobility management of each terminal device 102 in an idle mode.

[0055] In a conventional time division duplex Long Term Evolution (Time Division Duplex Long Term Evolution, TDD-LTE) system, a time length of one radio frame is 10 seconds, and one radio frame may be divided into 10 subframes, each of which has a length of 1 second. There are two types of subframes: uplink subframes and downlink subframes. All symbols included in an uplink subframe are used for uplink transmission, and all symbols included in a downlink subframe are used for downlink transmission. Uplink transmission data and downlink transmission data are transmitted in different subframes in a same radio frame. TDD-LTE supports different uplink-downlink time configurations. An uplink-downlink subframe configuration may be adjusted based on different service types to meet a requirement of an uplink-downlink asymmetric service. Different uplink-downlink subframe configurations in a same radio frame are shown in Table 1.
Table 1 Uplink-downlink subframe configuration of a radio frame in a TDD-LTE system
Uplink-downlink configurationDownlink-to-uplink switch-point periodSubframe Number
0123456789
0 5 ms D S U U U D S U U U
1 5 ms D S U U D D S U U D
2 5 ms D S U D D D S U D D
3 10 ms D S U U U D D D D D
4 10 ms D S U U D D D D D D
5 10 ms D S U D D D D D D D
6 5 ms D S U U U D S U U D


[0056] In Table 1, D represents a downlink subframe, U represents an uplink subframe, and S represents a special subframe.

[0057] In the TDD-LTE system, system information such as an MIB and an SIB1, a paging message, or other information occupies a time-frequency resource in a fixed downlink subframe for transmission. The MIB occupies a physical downlink shared channel (Physical Downlink Shared Channel, PDSCH) resource of a subframe 0 for sending, the SIB1 occupies a PDSCH resource of a subframe 5 for sending, and the paging message may occupy PDSCH resources of subframes 0, 1, 5, and 6 for sending. A subframe occupied by a PRACH resource needs to be an uplink subframe. Obviously, in the uplink-downlink subframe configuration of the conventional radio frame shown in Table 1, a system message, a paging message, and a PRACH resource are sent in the foregoing static manner, and this limits a type of a subframe occupied by the foregoing message. Consequently, the system cannot dynamically adapt to a continuously developing service type and a changing application environment, and system flexibility is reduced.

[0058] In the conventional TDD-LTE system, PDSCH resources of four symbols of a subframe 0 are occupied to send an MIB. The MIB includes content of 24 bits (bits), including: 3 bits used to indicate a system bandwidth, 8 bits used to indicate a frame number of a current radio frame for transmitting the MIB, 3 bits used to indicate PHICH configuration information, and 10bits of reservation information. Information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station are excessively high, resulting in high power consumption of the base station.

[0059] An embodiment of the present invention provides an information transmission method. The method may be applied to but is not limited to an LTE system or an LTE-advanced (LTE-Advanced, LTE-A) system. The method is applied to the network architecture shown in FIG. 1. A base station in this embodiment of the present invention may be the base station 101 in the network architecture. Referring to FIG. 2, a processing procedure of the method includes the following steps.

[0060] Step 201: The base station generates an MIB, where the MIB includes first bandwidth indication information and a radio frame configuration field, the first bandwidth indication information is used to indicate a first range of a system bandwidth, and the radio frame configuration field indicates whether a radio frame for sending the MIB is configured with at least one or a combination of a resource of an SIB1, a PRACH resource, a resource of a paging message, and an MBSFN resource.

[0061] Optionally, the base station generates the MIB based on current system configurations, for example, generates the first bandwidth indication information based on a current system bandwidth, generates configuration information of the radio frame based on current system resource configuration information, and generates the radio frame configuration field based on the configuration information of the radio frame.

[0062] Optionally, the MIB includes 4 bits, the first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit, 2 bits, or 3 bits, and the radio frame configuration field occupies 1 bit.

[0063] The first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit to 3 bits. Therefore, when the first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit, the MIB further includes 2 bits of reservation information; when the first bandwidth indication information occupies 2 bits, the MIB further includes 1 bit of reservation information; and when the first bandwidth indication information occupies 3 bits, the MIB includes no reservation information.

[0064] In a conventional MIB, 3 bits are constantly used to indicate a system bandwidth, and therefore information overheads used to indicate the system bandwidth are relatively large. In addition, a person in the art understands that, to improve a system data transmission rate and a system capacity, a most commonly used method is to apply more types of system bandwidths. At present, content of 3 bits forms eight types of code, indicating a maximum of eight types of system bandwidths. When types of system bandwidths are excessive (for example, types of the system bandwidth are expanded to 10 types), the content of 3 bits cannot directly indicate an accurate system bandwidth.

[0065] To avoid the foregoing problem, reduce information overheads, and improve accuracy of a system bandwidth obtained by a terminal device by using the MIB, in this embodiment of the present invention, an available system bandwidth is divided into a plurality of ranges. For example, when the available system bandwidth is 1 M (M) to 10 M, the available system bandwidth may be divided into two ranges: 1 M to 5 M (including 1M and 5M) and 5 M to 10 M (including 5M and 10M). When the base station determines that the system bandwidth ranges from 5 M to 10 M (including 5M and 10M), the base station generates first bandwidth indication information indicating 5 M to 10 M (including 5M and 10M). Apparently, the first range indicated by the first bandwidth indication information includes at least one preset available system bandwidth, and the at least one available system bandwidth includes the current system bandwidth.

[0066] A quantity of bits occupied by the first bandwidth indication information is determined based on a quantity of ranges obtained after the available system bandwidth is divided. When the available system bandwidth is divided into two ranges, the first bandwidth indication information may occupy 1 bit. For example, when the 1 bit is 0, it represents a range, and when the 1 bit is 1, it represents another range. When the available system bandwidth is divided into three or four ranges, the first bandwidth indication information occupies 2 bits; and when the available system bandwidth is divided into five to eight ranges, the first bandwidth indication information occupies 3 bits.

[0067] It can be learned from the foregoing description that the first bandwidth indication information occupies a maximum of 3 bits, and therefore the available system bandwidth is divided into a maximum of eight ranges.

[0068] In this embodiment of the present invention, after the system divides the available system bandwidth into a plurality of ranges, both the base station and the terminal device maintain all values of the first bandwidth indication information and a range of a system bandwidth corresponding to each value. In this way, the base station sends the MIB including the first bandwidth indication information, and then the terminal device can determine the first range of the system bandwidth after obtaining the MIB. By using the foregoing method, MIB information overheads can be minimized in this embodiment of the present invention.

[0069] In this embodiment of the present invention, the radio frame configuration field indicates whether the radio frame for sending the MIB is configured with at least one or a combination of the resource of the SIB1, the PRACH resource, the resource of the paging message, and the MBSFN resource. Therefore, after subsequently finding the MIB in the radio frame, the terminal device can directly determine the configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field, and determine, based on the configuration information of the radio frame, whether to perform the following operations: searching the radio frame for the SIB1, searching the radio frame for the paging message, searching the radio frame for the MBSFN resource, and sending the PRACH message by using the radio frame. This further reduces the information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station. In addition, the terminal device may determine, based on the configuration information that is of the radio frame and that is obtained based on the radio frame configuration field or other information (not limited herein), whether to perform a corresponding operation in the foregoing four operations. Therefore, it is avoided that when a part of the foregoing four pieces of content is not configured in the radio frame, the terminal device performs an operation corresponding to content that is not configured, thereby reducing power consumption of the terminal device.

[0070] Optionally, when a value of the 1 bit occupied by the radio frame configuration field is set to a first value, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the radio frame for sending the MIB is configured with at least one or a combination of the foregoing four items, and when a value of the 1 bit occupied by the radio frame configuration field is set to a second value, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the radio frame is configured with none of the four items. The first value and the second value are different values, and optionally, both the first value and the second value may be 0 or 1, and this is not limited in the present invention.

[0071] In conclusion, in comparison with a conventional MIB including content of 24 bits, the MIB sent by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention includes content of 4 bits. Therefore, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention are reduced, and power consumption of the base station is reduced.

[0072] Step 202: The base station sends the MIB by using a time-frequency resource in the radio frame.

[0073] The time-frequency resource may be a specified symbol in the radio frame, and the specified symbol is a downlink symbol.

[0074] Because the radio frame configuration field indicates whether the radio frame for sending the MIB is configured with at least one or a combination of the resource of the SIB1, the PRACH resource, the resource of the paging message, and the MBSFN resource. Specifically, the following cases or combinations are included:

[0075] In a first case, the radio frame configuration field indicates whether the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame.

[0076] In a second case, the radio frame configuration field indicates whether the resource of the paging message is configured in the radio frame.

[0077] In a third case, the radio frame configuration field indicates whether the MBSFN resource is configured in the radio frame.

[0078] In a fourth case, the radio frame configuration field indicates whether the PRACH resource is configured in the radio frame.

[0079] In the first case,
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame, the method further includes: sending, by the base station, the SIB1 by using a resource in a first resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is not configured in the radio frame, the method further includes: skipping sending, by the base station, the SIB1 by using the radio frame.

[0080] Optionally, when the base station sends the SIB1, the SIB1 includes frame number information of the radio frame and second bandwidth indication information, and the second bandwidth indication information is used to indicate the system bandwidth within the first range.

[0081] The SIB1 further includes common information, for example, information required by the terminal device to camp on a cell, such as cell access-related information, cell selection information, a system message window length, maximum transmit power, a system information change flag bit, a system message scheduling list, TDD configuration information, and a frequency bandwidth indication, and scheduling information for another system information block. In this way, it can be ensured that the terminal device can camp on a cell based on the SIB1, enter a connected mode, and receive another system information block.

[0082] Because the MIB does not include the frame number information of the radio frame for sending the MIB, the terminal device cannot obtain a frame number of the radio frame based on the found MIB. The frame number information of the radio frame is used to notify the terminal device of system time information, so that the terminal device can perform cell synchronization. The SIB1 includes the frame number information of the radio frame, so that the terminal device can obtain the frame number of the radio frame, so as to perform a cell synchronization operation, thereby avoiding a problem that the frame number information of the radio frame cannot be sent to the terminal device due to a decrease in the information overheads of the MIB.

[0083] Because the first bandwidth indication information included in the MIB indicates the first range of the system bandwidth, after receiving the MIB, the terminal device can only determine a relatively large range of the system bandwidth, and cannot precisely determine the system bandwidth. In particular, when a range of the available system bandwidth is relatively large, if the range of the available system bandwidth is divided only once, each range obtained after the division is relatively large. Therefore, a range including the system bandwidth needs to be determined from the ranges obtained after the first division; to be specific, the available system bandwidth is first divided into two to eight large ranges in a coarse-grained manner; and then the determined coarse-grained range is divided to determine a fine-grained range including the system bandwidth.

[0084] The second bandwidth indication information included in the SIB1 indicates the specific system bandwidth within the first range. In this way, after receiving the SIB1, the terminal device can accurately determine the system bandwidth based on the second bandwidth indication information, so that the terminal device can subsequently exchange data with the base station at the determined system bandwidth.

[0085] In this embodiment of the present invention, the base station reduces information overheads of the MIB. However, to ensure normal operating of the terminal device, the base station adds two pieces of information: the frame number information of the radio frame and the second bandwidth indication information to the SIB1. In other words, the base station increases the information overheads of the SIB1. This is because the SIB1 is scheduled by using downlink control signaling, and is not limited to a fixed frequency domain resource but is only limited to a time domain resource. In this embodiment of the present invention, the two pieces of information are added to the SIB1 to eliminate the limitation of the SIB1 on a time domain resource, so as to increase transmission flexibility of the SIB1.

[0086] In the second case,
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is configured in the radio frame, the method further includes: sending, by the base station, the paging message by using a resource in a second resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is not configured in the radio frame, the method further includes: skipping sending, by the base station, the paging message by using the radio frame.

[0087] In the third case,
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is configured in the radio frame, the method further includes: specifying, as the MBSFN resource by the base station, a resource in a third resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is not configured in the radio frame, the method further includes: skipping specifying, by the base station, a resource in the radio frame as the MBSFN resource.

[0088] In the fourth case,
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is configured in the radio frame, the method further includes: specifying, as the PRACH resource by the base station, a resource in a fourth resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is not configured in the radio frame, the method further includes: skipping specifying, by the base station, a resource in the radio frame as the PRACH resource.

[0089] The first resource set, the second resource set, the third resource set, and the fourth resource set in the foregoing four cases may be subframe sets, symbol sets, and the like. This is not limited in the present invention, and a quantity of subframes or symbols in each resource set is not limited in the present invention. In this way, in this embodiment of the present invention, the SIB1, the paging message, the MBSFN resource, and the PRACH resource do not occupy a time-frequency resource in a fixed downlink subframe. When transmitting the foregoing information, the base station may dynamically adjust, based on a service type and an application environment, a resource occupied by the foregoing information, thereby improving system flexibility.

[0090] According to the information transmission method in the foregoing embodiment of the present invention, the base station generates the MIB including the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field, and sends the MIB by using the time-frequency resource in the radio frame. Compared with a conventional MIB including a plurality of configuration parameters such as system bandwidth information, a frame number of a radio frame for transmitting the MIB, and PHICH configuration information, the MIB transmitted by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention includes two configuration parameters: the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field. Therefore, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station are reduced, and power consumption of the base station is reduced.

[0091] An embodiment of the present invention further provides an information transmission method. The method may be applied to but is not limited to an LTE system or an LTE-A system. The method is applied to the network architecture shown in FIG. 1, and a terminal device in the present invention may be the terminal device 102 in the network architecture. Referring to FIG. 3, a processing procedure of the method includes the following steps.

[0092] Step 301: The terminal device searches for an MIB within a preset bandwidth range, where the MIB includes first bandwidth indication information and a radio frame configuration field, the first bandwidth indication information is used to indicate a first range of a system bandwidth, and the radio frame configuration field indicates whether a radio frame for sending the MIB is configured with at least one or a combination of a resource of an SIB1, a PRACH resource, a resource of a paging message, and an MBSFN resource.

[0093] The preset bandwidth range is preset by the terminal device, and the system bandwidth is included in the preset bandwidth range. Therefore, it can be ensured that the terminal device can find the MIB when the base station broadcasts the MIB.

[0094] Optionally, the MIB includes 4 bits, the first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit, 2 bits, or 3 bits, and the radio frame configuration field occupies 1 bit.

[0095] The first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit to 3 bits. Therefore, when the first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit, the MIB further includes 2 bits of reservation information; when the first bandwidth indication information occupies 2 bits, the MIB further includes 1 bit of reservation information; and when the first bandwidth indication information occupies 3 bits, the MIB includes no reservation information.

[0096] It can be learned from the description of the first bandwidth indication information in the embodiment shown in FIG. 2 that, in this embodiment of the present invention, after an available system bandwidth is divided into a plurality of ranges, both the base station and the terminal device maintain all values of the first bandwidth indication information and a range of a system bandwidth corresponding to each value. In this way, the base station sends the MIB including the first bandwidth indication information, and then the terminal device can determine the first range of the system bandwidth after obtaining the MIB. Information overheads can be minimized and accuracy of the system bandwidth obtained by the terminal device by using the MIB can be improved by using the foregoing method in this embodiment of the present invention.

[0097] In this embodiment of the present invention, the radio frame configuration field indicates whether the radio frame for sending the MIB is configured with at least one or a combination of the resource of the SIB1, the PRACH resource, the resource of the paging message, and the MBSFN resource. Therefore, after subsequently finding the MIB in the radio frame, the terminal device can directly determine the configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field, and determine, based on the configuration information of the radio frame, whether to perform the following operations: searching the radio frame for the SIB1, searching the radio frame for the paging message, searching the radio frame for the MBSFN resource, and sending the PRACH message by using the radio frame. This further reduces the information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station. In addition, the terminal device may determine, based on the configuration information that is of the radio frame and that is obtained based on the radio frame configuration field, whether to perform a corresponding operation in the foregoing four operations. Therefore, it is avoided that when a part of the foregoing four pieces of content is not configured in the radio frame, the terminal device performs an operation corresponding to content that is not configured, thereby reducing power consumption of the terminal device.

[0098] In conclusion, in comparison with a conventional MIB including content of 24 bits, the MIB sent by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention includes content of 4 bits. Therefore, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention are reduced, and power consumption of the base station is reduced.

[0099] Step 302: When finding the MIB in the radio frame, the terminal device determines, based on the first bandwidth indication information included in the MIB, the first range of the system bandwidth, and obtains configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field included in the MIB.

[0100] In step 302, when the terminal device finds the MIB, because all the values of the first bandwidth indication information and the range of the system bandwidth corresponding to each value are maintained in the terminal device, the terminal device may determine, based on the first bandwidth indication information included in the MIB, the first range of the system bandwidth. The first range indicated by the first bandwidth indication information includes at least one preset available system bandwidth, and the at least one available system bandwidth includes the current system bandwidth.

[0101] Because the radio frame configuration field indicates whether the radio frame for sending the MIB is configured with at least one or a combination of the resource of the SIB1, the PRACH resource, the resource of the paging message, and the MBSFN resource. Specifically, the following cases or combinations are included.

[0102] In a first case, the radio frame configuration field indicates whether the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame.

[0103] In a second case, the radio frame configuration field indicates whether the resource of the paging message is configured in the radio frame.

[0104] In a third case, the radio frame configuration field indicates whether the MBSFN resource is configured in the radio frame.

[0105] In a fourth case, the radio frame configuration field indicates whether the PRACH resource is configured in the radio frame.

[0106] In the first case,
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame, the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a first resource set is used to send the SIB1; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: searching, by the terminal device, all resources in the first resource set in the radio frame for the SIB1, and obtaining the SIB1 on the resource in the first resource set; or
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is not configured in the radio frame, the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame is not used to send the SIB1; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: skipping searching, by the terminal device, the radio frame for the SIB1.

[0107] Optionally, the SIB1 includes frame number information of the radio frame and second bandwidth indication information, and the second bandwidth indication information is used to indicate the system bandwidth within the first range.

[0108] After the terminal device obtains the SIB1, the method further includes:

determining, by the terminal device, the system bandwidth within the first range based on the second bandwidth indication information; and

determining, by the terminal device, a frame number of the radio frame based on the frame number information of the radio frame.



[0109] The SIB1 further includes common information, for example, information required by the terminal device to camp on a cell, such as cell access-related information, cell selection information, a system message window length, maximum transmit power, a system information change flag bit, a system message scheduling list, TDD configuration information, and a frequency bandwidth indication, and scheduling information for another system information block. In this way, it can be ensured that the terminal device can camp on a cell based on the SIB1, enter a connected mode, and receive another system information block.

[0110] Because the MIB does not include the frame number information of the radio frame for sending the MIB, the terminal device cannot obtain the frame number of the radio frame based on the found MIB. The frame number information of the radio frame is used to notify the terminal device of system time information, so that the terminal device can perform cell synchronization. The SIB1 includes the frame number information of the radio frame, so that the terminal device can obtain the frame number of the radio frame, so as to perform a cell synchronization operation, thereby avoiding a problem that the frame number information of the radio frame cannot be sent to the terminal device due to a decrease in the information overheads of the MIB.

[0111] Because the first bandwidth indication information included in the MIB indicates the first range of the system bandwidth, after receiving the MIB, the terminal device can only determine the relatively large first range of the system bandwidth, and cannot precisely determine the system bandwidth. In particular, when a range of the available system bandwidth is relatively large, if the range of the available system bandwidth is divided only once, each range obtained after the division is relatively large. Therefore, a range including the system bandwidth needs to be determined from the ranges obtained after the first division; to be specific, the available system bandwidth is first divided into two to eight large ranges in a coarse-grained manner; and then the determined coarse-grained range is divided to determine a fine-grained range including the system bandwidth.

[0112] The second bandwidth indication information included in the SIB1 indicates the specific system bandwidth within the first range. In this way, after receiving the SIB1, the terminal device can accurately determine the system bandwidth based on the second bandwidth indication information, so that the terminal device can subsequently exchange data with the base station at the determined system bandwidth.

[0113] In the second case,
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is configured in the radio frame, the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a second resource set is used to send the paging message; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: searching, by the terminal device, all resources in the second resource set in the radio frame for the paging message, and obtaining the paging message on the resource in the second resource set; or
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is not configured in the radio frame, the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame is not used to send the paging message; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: skipping searching, by the terminal device, the radio frame for the paging message.

[0114] In the third case,
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is configured in the radio frame, the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a third resource set is specified as the MBSFN resource; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: searching for and determining, by the terminal device, the MBSFN resource in the third resource set in the radio frame; or
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is not configured in the radio frame, the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame does not include the MBSFN resource; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: skipping searching, by the terminal device, the radio frame for the MBSFN resource.

[0115] In the fourth case,
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is configured in the radio frame, the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a fourth resource set is specified as the PRACH resource, and the PRACH resource is used by the terminal device to send a PRACH message; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: sending, by the terminal device, the PRACH message to the base station by using the resource in the fourth resource set in the radio frame; or
when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is not configured in the radio frame, the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame does not include the PRACH resource; and after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, the method further includes: skipping sending, by the terminal device, a PRACH message by using the radio frame.

[0116] The terminal device maintains the first resource set, the second resource set, the third resource set, and the fourth resource set. Therefore, when the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1, the PRACH resource, the resource of the paging message, or the MBSFN resource is configured in the radio frame, the terminal device may correspondingly determine the first resource set, the second resource set, the third resource set, or the fourth resource set.

[0117] The first resource set, the second resource set, the third resource set, and the fourth resource set in the foregoing four cases may be subframe sets, symbol sets, and the like. This is not limited in the present invention, and a quantity of subframes or symbols in each resource set is not limited in the present invention. In this way, in this embodiment of the present invention, the SIB1, the paging message, the MBSFN resource, and the PRACH resource do not occupy a time-frequency resource in a fixed downlink subframe. When transmitting the foregoing information, the base station may dynamically adjust, based on a service type and an application environment, a resource occupied by the foregoing information, thereby improving system flexibility.

[0118] According to the information transmission method in the foregoing embodiment of the present invention, the terminal device receives the MIB that is sent by the base station by using the radio frame and that includes the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field, determines, based on the first bandwidth indication information, the first range of the system bandwidth, and obtains the configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field. Because the MIB transmitted by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention includes two configuration parameters: the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station are reduced, and power consumption of the base station is reduced.

[0119] Based on the foregoing embodiments, the present invention further provides a base station. The base station may be the base station 101 in the information transmission system shown in FIG. 1, and is configured to implement the information transmission method shown in FIG. 2. Referring to FIG. 4, the base station 400 includes a processing unit 401 and a sending unit 402.

[0120] The processing unit 401 is configured to generate a master information block MIB, where the MIB includes first bandwidth indication information and a radio frame configuration field, the first bandwidth indication information is used to indicate a first range of a system bandwidth, and the radio frame configuration field indicates whether a radio frame for sending the MIB is configured with at least one or a combination of a resource of a system information block (SIB1), a physical random access channel (PRACH) resource, a resource of a paging message, and a multimedia broadcast multicast service single frequency network (MBSFN) resource.

[0121] The sending unit 402 is configured to send the MIB by using a time-frequency resource in the radio frame.

[0122] Optionally, the MIB includes 4 bits, the first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit, 2 bits, or 3 bits, and the radio frame configuration field occupies 1 bit.

[0123] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame, and the sending unit 402 is further configured to send the SIB1 by using a resource in a first resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is not configured in the radio frame, and the sending unit 402 skips sending the SIB 1 by using the radio frame.

[0124] Optionally, the SIB1 includes frame number information of the radio frame and second bandwidth indication information, and the second bandwidth indication information is used to indicate the system bandwidth within the first range.

[0125] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is configured in the radio frame, and the sending unit 402 is further configured to send the paging message by using a resource in a second resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is not configured in the radio frame, and the sending unit 402 skips sending the paging message by using the radio frame.

[0126] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is configured in the radio frame, and the sending unit 401 is further configured to specify, as the MBSFN resource, a resource in a third resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is not configured in the radio frame, and the processing unit 401 skips specifying a resource in the radio frame as the MBSFN resource.

[0127] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is configured in the radio frame, and the processing unit 401 is further configured to specify, as the PRACH resource, a resource in a fourth resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is not configured in the radio frame, and the processing unit 401 skips specifying a resource in the radio frame as the PRACH resource.

[0128] The base station provided in this embodiment of the present invention generates the MIB including the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field, and sends the MIB by using the time-frequency resource in the radio frame. Compared with a conventional MIB including a plurality of configuration parameters such as system bandwidth information, a frame number of a radio frame for transmitting the MIB, and PHICH configuration information, the MIB transmitted by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention includes two configuration parameters: the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field. Therefore, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station are reduced, and power consumption of the base station is reduced.

[0129] Based on the foregoing embodiments, the present invention further provides a terminal device. The terminal device may be the terminal device 102 in the information transmission system shown in FIG. 1, and is configured to implement the information transmission method shown in FIG. 3. Referring to FIG. 5, the terminal device 500 includes a receiving unit 501 and a processing unit 502.

[0130] The receiving unit 501 is configured to receive data within a preset bandwidth range.

[0131] Optionally, the data within the preset bandwidth range is data within a preset bandwidth range within a specific time domain range. The specific time domain range may be a specific quantity of symbols, for example, one symbol or four symbols. It should be understood that the specific quantity of symbols is not limited in this application, and the specific quantity of symbols may be a quantity of symbols occupied by the MIB in a current communications system.

[0132] The processing unit 502 is configured to: search the received data for a master information block MIB, where the MIB includes first bandwidth indication information and a radio frame configuration field, the first bandwidth indication information is used to indicate a first range of a system bandwidth, and the radio frame configuration field indicates whether a radio frame for sending the MIB is configured with at least one or a combination of a resource of a system information block (SIB1), a physical random access channel (PRACH) resource, a resource of a paging message, and a multimedia broadcast multicast service single frequency network (MBSFN) resource; and find the MIB in the radio frame.

[0133] The processing unit 502 is further configured to: determine, based on the first bandwidth indication information included in the MIB, the first range of the system bandwidth; and
obtain configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field included in the MIB.

[0134] Optionally, the MIB includes 4 bits, the first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit, 2 bits, or 3 bits, and the radio frame configuration field occupies 1 bit.

[0135] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a first resource set is used to send the SIB1; and the processing unit 502 is further configured to: after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame, search all resources in the first resource set in the radio frame for the SIB1, and obtain the SIB1 on the resource in the first resource set; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is not configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame is not used to send the SIB1; and the processing unit 502 skips searching the radio frame for the SIB1 after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame.

[0136] Optionally, the SIB1 includes frame number information of the radio frame and second bandwidth indication information, and the second bandwidth indication information is used to indicate the system bandwidth within the first range.

[0137] The processing unit 502 is further configured to:

after obtaining the SIB1, determine the system bandwidth within the first range based on the second bandwidth indication information; and

determine a frame number of the radio frame based on the frame number information of the radio frame.



[0138] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a second resource set is used to send the paging message; and the processing unit 502 is further configured to: after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame, search all resources in the second resource set in the radio frame for the paging message, and obtain the paging message on the resource in the second resource set; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is not configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame is not used to send the paging message; and the processing unit 502 skips searching the radio frame for the paging message after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame.

[0139] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a third resource set is specified as the MBSFN resource; and the processing unit 502 is further configured to search for and determine the MBSFN resource in the third resource set in the radio frame after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is not configured in the radio frame, the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame does not include the MBSFN resource, and the processing unit 502 skips searching the radio frame for the MBSFN resource after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame.

[0140] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is configured in the radio frame, the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a fourth resource set is specified as the PRACH resource, and the PRACH resource is used by the terminal device to send a PRACH message; and the processing unit 502 is further configured to: after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame, send the PRACH message to a base station by using the resource in the fourth resource set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is not configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame does not include the PRACH resource; and after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame, the processing unit 502 skips sending a PRACH message by using the radio frame.

[0141] The terminal device provided in this embodiment of the present invention receives the MIB that is sent by the base station by using the radio frame and that includes the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field, determines, based on the first bandwidth indication information, the first range of the system bandwidth, and obtains the configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field. Because the MIB transmitted by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention includes two configuration parameters: the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station are reduced, and power consumption of the base station is reduced.

[0142] It should be noted that unit division in the embodiments of the present invention is an example, and is only logical function division. There may be another division manner in an actual implementation. Functional units in the embodiments of this application may be integrated into one processing unit, or each of the units may exist alone physically, or two or more units are integrated into one unit. The integrated unit may be implemented in a form of hardware, or may be implemented in a form of a software functional unit.

[0143] When the integrated unit is implemented in the form of a software function unit and sold or used as an independent product, the integrated unit may be stored in a computer-readable storage medium. Based on such an understanding, the technical solutions of this application essentially, or the part contributing to the prior art, or all or a part of the technical solutions may be implemented in the form of a software product. The software product is stored in a storage medium and includes several instructions for instructing a computer device (which may be a personal computer, a server, or a network device) or a processor (processor) to perform all or a part of the steps of the methods described in the embodiments of this application. The foregoing storage medium includes: any medium that can store program code, such as a USB flash drive, a removable hard disk, a read-only memory (Read-Only Memory, ROM), a random access memory (Random Access Memory, RAM), a magnetic disk, or an optical disc.

[0144] Based on the foregoing embodiments, an embodiment of the present invention further provides a base station. The base station may be the base station 101 in the information transmission system shown in FIG. 1, is configured to implement the information transmission method shown in FIG. 2, and has the function of the base station 400 shown in FIG. 4. Referring to FIG. 6, the base station 600 includes: a transceiver 601, a processor 602, and a bus 603.

[0145] The transceiver 601 is connected to the processor 602 by using the bus 603. The bus 603 may be a peripheral component interconnect (peripheral component interconnect, PCI for short) bus, an extended industry standard architecture (extended industry standard architecture, EISA for short) bus, or the like. The bus may be classified into an address bus, a data bus, a control bus, and the like. For ease of representation, only one bold line is used in FIG. 6 for representation, but it does not indicate that there is only one bus or one type of bus.

[0146] The transceiver 601 is configured to perform communication interaction with the terminal device in the information transmission system.

[0147] The processor 602 is configured to implement the information transmission method shown in FIG. 2, and the information transmission method includes:

generating a master information block MIB, where the MIB includes first bandwidth indication information and a radio frame configuration field, the first bandwidth indication information is used to indicate a first range of a system bandwidth, and the radio frame configuration field indicates whether a radio frame for sending the MIB is configured with at least one or a combination of a resource of a system information block (SIB1), a physical random access channel (PRACH) resource, a resource of a paging message, and a multimedia broadcast multicast service single frequency network (MBSFN) resource; and

sending the MIB by using a time-frequency resource in the radio frame.



[0148] Optionally, the MIB includes 4 bits, the first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit, 2 bits, or 3 bits, and the radio frame configuration field occupies 1 bit.

[0149] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame, and the processor 602 is further configured to send the SIB1 by using a resource in a first resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is not configured in the radio frame, and the processor 602 skips sending the SIB1 by using the radio frame.

[0150] Optionally, the SIB1 includes frame number information of the radio frame and second bandwidth indication information, and the second bandwidth indication information is used to indicate the system bandwidth within the first range.

[0151] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is configured in the radio frame, and the processor 602 is further configured to send the paging message by using a resource in a second resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is not configured in the radio frame, and the processor 602 skips sending the paging message by using the radio frame.

[0152] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is configured in the radio frame, and the processor 602 is further configured to specify, as the MBSFN resource, a resource in a third resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is not configured in the radio frame, and the processor 602 skips specifying a resource in the radio frame as the MBSFN resource.

[0153] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is configured in the radio frame, and the processor 602 is further configured to specify, as the PRACH resource, a resource in a fourth resource set that is set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is not configured in the radio frame, and the processor 602 skips specifying a resource in the radio frame as the PRACH resource.

[0154] Optionally, the base station 600 further includes a memory 604, configured to store a program and the like. Specifically, the program may include program code, and the program code includes a computer operation instruction. The memory 604 may include a random access memory (random access memory, RAM for short), and may further include a non-volatile memory (non-volatile memory), for example, at least one magnetic disk storage. The processor 602 executes the application program stored in the memory 604 to implement the foregoing function, so as to implement the information transmission method shown in FIG. 2.

[0155] The base station provided in this embodiment of the present invention generates the MIB including the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field, and sends the MIB by using the time-frequency resource in the radio frame. Compared with a conventional MIB including a plurality of configuration parameters such as system bandwidth information, a frame number of a radio frame for transmitting the MIB, and PHICH configuration information, the MIB transmitted by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention includes two configuration parameters: the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field. Therefore, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station are reduced, and power consumption of the base station is reduced.

[0156] Based on the foregoing embodiments, an embodiment of the present invention further provides a terminal device. The terminal device may be the terminal device 102 in the information transmission system shown in FIG. 1, is configured to implement the information transmission method shown in FIG. 3, and has the function of the terminal device 500 shown in FIG. 5. Referring to FIG. 7, the terminal device 700 includes: a transceiver 701, a processor 702, and a bus 703.

[0157] The transceiver 701 is connected to the processor 702 by using the bus 703. The bus 703 may be a peripheral component interconnect (peripheral component interconnect, PCI for short) bus, an extended industry standard architecture (extended industry standard architecture, EISA for short) bus, or the like. The bus may be classified into an address bus, a data bus, a control bus, and the like. For ease of representation, only one bold line is used in FIG. 7 for representation, but it does not indicate that there is only one bus or one type of bus.

[0158] The transceiver 701 is configured to perform communication interaction with a base station in the information transmission system.

[0159] The processor 702 is configured to implement the information transmission method shown in FIG. 3, and the information transmission method includes:

searching for a master information block (MIB) within a preset bandwidth range, where the MIB includes first bandwidth indication information and a radio frame configuration field, the first bandwidth indication information is used to indicate a first range of a system bandwidth, and the radio frame configuration field indicates whether a radio frame for sending the MIB is configured with at least one or a combination of a resource of a system information block (SIB1), a physical random access channel (PRACH) resource, a resource of a paging message, and a multimedia broadcast multicast service single frequency network (MBSFN) resource;

when the MIB is found in the radio frame, determining, based on the first bandwidth indication information included in the MIB, the first range of the system bandwidth; and

obtaining configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field included in the MIB.



[0160] Optionally, the MIB includes 4 bits, the first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit, 2 bits, or 3 bits, and the radio frame configuration field occupies 1 bit.

[0161] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a first resource set is used to send the SIB1; and the processor 702 is further configured to: after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame, search all resources in the first resource set in the radio frame for the SIB1, and obtain the SIB1 on the resource in the first resource set; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is not configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame is not used to send the SIB1; and the processor 702 skips searching the radio frame for the SIB1 after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame.

[0162] Optionally, the SIB1 includes frame number information of the radio frame and second bandwidth indication information, and the second bandwidth indication information is used to indicate the system bandwidth within the first range.

[0163] The processor 702 is further configured to: determine the system bandwidth within the first range based on the second bandwidth indication information after obtaining the SIB1; and
determine a frame number of the radio frame based on the frame number information of the radio frame.

[0164] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a second resource set is used to send the paging message; and the processor 702 is further configured to: after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame, search all resources in the second resource set in the radio frame for the paging message, and obtain the paging message on the resource in the second resource set; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the paging message is not configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame is not used to send the paging message; and the processor 702 skips searching the radio frame for the paging message after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame.

[0165] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a third resource set is specified as the MBSFN resource; and the processor 702 is further configured to search for and determine the MBSFN resource in the third resource set in the radio frame after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the MBSFN resource is not configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame does not include the MBSFN resource; and the processor 702 skips searching the radio frame for the MBSFN resource after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame.

[0166] Optionally, the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is configured in the radio frame, the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a fourth resource set is specified as the PRACH resource, and the PRACH resource is used by the terminal device to send a PRACH message; and the processor 702 is further configured to: after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame, send the PRACH message to the base station by using the resource in the fourth resource set in the radio frame; or
the radio frame configuration field indicates that the PRACH resource is not configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame does not include the PRACH resource; and after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame, the processor 702 skips sending a PRACH message by using the radio frame.

[0167] Optionally, the terminal device 700 further includes a memory 704, configured to store a program and the like. Specifically, the program may include program code, and the program code includes a computer operation instruction. The memory 704 may include a random access memory (random access memory, RAM for short), and may further include a non-volatile memory (non-volatile memory), for example, at least one magnetic disk storage. The processor 702 executes the application program stored in the memory 704 to implement the foregoing function, so as to implement the information transmission method shown in FIG. 3.

[0168] The terminal device provided in this embodiment of the present invention receives the MIB that is sent by the base station by using the radio frame and that includes the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field, determines, based on the first bandwidth indication information, the first range of the system bandwidth, and obtains the configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field. Because the MIB transmitted by the base station in this embodiment of the present invention includes two configuration parameters: the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station are reduced, and power consumption of the base station is reduced.

[0169] In conclusion, the embodiments of the present invention provide the information transmission method and the apparatus. In the method, the base station generates the MIB including the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field, and sends the MIB by using the time-frequency resource in the radio frame. Compared with a conventional MIB including a plurality of configuration parameters such as system bandwidth information, a frame number of a radio frame for transmitting the MIB, and PHICH configuration information, the MIB transmitted by the base station in the embodiments of the present invention includes two configuration parameters: the first bandwidth indication information and the radio frame configuration field. Therefore, information overheads for transmitting the MIB by the base station are reduced, and power consumption of the base station is reduced.

[0170] A person skilled in the art should understand that the embodiments of the present invention may be provided as a method, a system, or a computer program product. Therefore, the present invention may use a form of hardware only embodiments, software only embodiments, or embodiments with a combination of software and hardware. Moreover, the present invention may use a form of a computer program product that is implemented on one or more computer-usable storage media (including but not limited to a disk memory, a CD-ROM, an optical memory, and the like) that include computer-usable program code.

[0171] The present invention is described with reference to the flowcharts and/or block diagrams of the method, the device (system), and the computer program product according to the embodiments of the present invention. It should be understood that computer program instructions may be used to implement each process and/or each block in the flowcharts and/or the block diagrams and a combination of a process and/or a block in the flowcharts and/or the block diagrams. These computer program instructions may be provided for a general-purpose computer, a dedicated computer, an embedded processor, or a processor of any other programmable data processing device to generate a machine, so that the instructions executed by a computer or a processor of any other programmable data processing device generate an apparatus for implementing a specific function in one or more processes in the flowcharts and/or in one or more blocks in the block diagrams.

[0172] These computer program instructions may be stored in a computer readable memory that can instruct the computer or any other programmable data processing device to work in a specific manner, so that the instructions stored in the computer readable memory generate an artifact that includes an instruction apparatus. The instruction apparatus implements a specific function in one or more processes in the flowcharts and/or in one or more blocks in the block diagrams.

[0173] These computer program instructions may be loaded onto a computer or another programmable data processing device, so that a series of operations and steps are performed on the computer or the another programmable device, thereby generating computer-implemented processing. Therefore, the instructions executed on the computer or the another programmable device provide steps for implementing a specific function in one or more processes in the flowcharts and/or in one or more blocks in the block diagrams.


Claims

1. An information transmission method, comprising:

generating (201), by a base station, a master information block, MIB, wherein the MIB comprises first bandwidth indication information and a radio frame configuration field, the first bandwidth indication information indicating a first range of a system bandwidth, and the radio frame configuration field indicating whether a radio frame is configured with a resource of a system information block, SIB1, and

sending (202), by the base station, the MIB by using a time-frequency resource in the radio frame,

wherein the method further comprises, if the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame, sending, by the base station, the SIB1 by using a resource in a first resource set in the radio frame; and

if the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is not configured in the radio frame, not sending, by the base station, the SIB1.


 
2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the MIB comprises 4 bits, the first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit, 2 bits, or 3 bits, and the radio frame configuration field occupies 1 bit.
 
3. An information transmission method, comprising:

searching (301), by a terminal device, for a master information block, MIB, within a preset bandwidth range, wherein the MIB comprises first bandwidth indication information and a radio frame configuration field, the first bandwidth indication information indicating a first range of a system bandwidth, and the radio frame configuration field indicating whether a radio frame is configured with a resource of a system information block, SIB1,

when finding the MIB in the radio frame, determining (302), by the terminal device based on the first bandwidth indication information comprised in the MIB, the first range of the system bandwidth; and

obtaining (302) configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field comprised in the MIB,

wherein the method further comprises,

if the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a first resource set is used to send the SIB1; after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, searching, by the terminal device, all resources in the first resource set in the radio frame for the SIB1, and obtaining the SIB1 on the resource in the first resource set; and

if the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is not configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that the radio frame is not used to send the SIB1; after the terminal device obtains the configuration information of the radio frame, : not searching, by the terminal device, the radio frame for the SIB1.


 
4. The method according to claim 3, wherein the MIB comprises 4 bits, the first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit, 2 bits, or 3 bits, and the radio frame configuration field occupies 1 bit.
 
5. The method according to claim 3, wherein the SIB1 comprises frame number information of the radio frame and second bandwidth indication information, the second bandwidth indication information indicating the system bandwidth within the first range, and
after the terminal device obtains the SIB1, the method further comprises:

determining, by the terminal device, the system bandwidth within the first range based on the second bandwidth indication information; and

determining, by the terminal device, a frame number of the radio frame based on the frame number information of the radio frame.


 
6. Abase station (400), comprising:

a processing unit (401), configured to generate a master information block MIB, wherein the MIB comprises first bandwidth indication information and a radio frame configuration field, the first bandwidth indication information indicating a first range of a system bandwidth, and the radio frame configuration field indicating whether a radio frame is configured with a resource of a system information block, SIB1, and

a sending unit (402), configured to send the MIB by using a time-frequency resource in the radio frame,

wherein if the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame, the sending unit (402) is further onfigured to send the SIB1 by using a resource in a first resource set in the radio frame; and

if the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is not configured in the radio frame, the sending unit does not send the SIB1.


 
7. The base station according to claim 6, wherein the MIB comprises 4 bits, the first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit, 2 bits, or 3 bits, and the radio frame configuration field occupies 1 bit.
 
8. The base station according to claim 6, wherein the SIB1 comprises frame number information of the radio frame and second bandwidth indication information, and the second bandwidth indication information indicating the system bandwidth within the first range.
 
9. A terminal device (500), comprising:

a receiving unit (501), configured to receive data within a preset bandwidth range; and

a processing unit (502), configured to: search the data received by the receiving unit for a master information block MIB, wherein the MIB comprises first bandwidth indication information and a radio frame configuration field, the first bandwidth indication information indicating a first range of a system bandwidth, and the radio frame configuration field indicating whether a radio frame for sending the MIB is configured with a resource of a system information block, SIB1, find the MIB in the radio frame; determine, based on the first bandwidth indication information comprised in the MIB, the first range of the system bandwidth; and obtain configuration information of the radio frame based on the radio frame configuration field comprised in the MIB,

wherein if the radio frame configuration field indicates that the resource of the SIB1 is configured in the radio frame, and the configuration information of the radio frame is that a resource in a first resource set is used to send the SIB1; the processing unit (502) does not search the radio frame for the SIB1 after obtaining the configuration information of the radio frame.


 
10. The terminal (500) device according to claim 9, wherein the MIB comprises 4 bits, the first bandwidth indication information occupies 1 bit, 2 bits, or 3 bits, and the radio frame configuration field occupies 1 bit.
 
11. The terminal device (500) according to claim 9, wherein the SIB1 comprises frame number information of the radio frame and second bandwidth indication information, the second bandwidth indication information indicating the system bandwidth within the first range, and
the processing unit (502) is further configured to determine the system bandwidth within the first range based on the second bandwidth indication information after obtaining the SIB1; and
determine a frame number of the radio frame based on the frame number information of the radio frame.
 


Ansprüche

1. Informationsübertragungsverfahren, umfassend:

Erzeugen (201), durch eine Basisstation, eines Hauptinformationsblocks, MIB, wobei der MIB eine erste Bandbreitenhinweisinformation und ein Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld umfasst, wobei die erste Bandbreitenhinweisinformation einen ersten Bereich einer Systembandbreite angibt und das Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld angibt, ob ein Funkrahmen mit einer Ressource eines Systeminformationsblocks, SIB1, konfiguriert ist, und

Senden (202), durch die Basisstation, des MIB durch Verwenden einer Zeit-Frequenz-Ressource in dem Funkrahmen,

wobei das Verfahren ferner umfasst,

wenn das Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld angibt, dass die Ressource des SIB1 in dem Funkrahmen konfiguriert ist, Senden, durch die Basisstation, des SIB1 durch Verwenden einer Ressource in einem ersten Ressourcensatz in dem Funkrahmen; und wenn das Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld angibt, dass die Ressource des SIB1 nicht in dem Funkrahmen konfiguriert ist, Nichtsenden, durch die Basisstation, des SIB1.


 
2. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei der MIB 4 Bits umfasst, wobei die erste Bandbreitenhinweisinformation 1 Bit, 2 Bits oder 3 Bits belegt und das Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld 1 Bit belegt.
 
3. Informationsübertragungsverfahren, umfassend:

Suchen (301), durch eine Endvorrichtung, nach einem Hauptinformationsblock, MIB, innerhalb eines vorgegebenen Bandbreitenbereichs, wobei der MIB eine erste Bandbreitenhinweisinformation und ein Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld umfasst, wobei die erste Bandbreitenhinweisinformation einen ersten Bereich einer Systembandbreite angibt und das Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld angibt, ob ein Funkrahmen mit einer Ressource eines Systeminformationsblocks, SIB1, konfiguriert ist,

wenn der MIB in dem Funkrahmen gefunden wird, Bestimmen (302), durch die Endvorrichtung basierend auf der ersten Bandbreitenhinweisinformation, die in dem MIB enthalten ist, des ersten Bereichs der Systembandbreite; und

Erhalten (302) einer Konfigurationsinformation des Funkrahmens basierend auf dem Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld, das in dem MIB enthalten ist,

wobei das Verfahren ferner umfasst,

wenn das Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld angibt, dass die Ressource des SIB1 in dem Funkrahmen konfiguriert ist, und die Konfigurationsinformation des Funkrahmens darin besteht, dass eine Ressource in einem ersten Ressourcensatz verwendet wird, um den SIB1 zu senden, nachdem die Endvorrichtung die Konfigurationsinformation des Funkrahmens erhält,

Suchen, durch die Endvorrichtung, nach allen Ressourcen in dem ersten Ressourcensatz in dem Funkrahmen für den SIB1 und Erhalten des SIB1 auf der Ressource in dem ersten Ressourcensatz; und

wenn das Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld angibt, dass die Ressource des SIB1 nicht in dem Funkrahmen konfiguriert ist, und die Konfigurationsinformation des Funkrahmens darin besteht, dass der Funkrahmen nicht verwendet wird, um den SIB 1 zu senden, nachdem die Endvorrichtung die Konfigurationsinformation des Funkrahmens erhält,

Nichtsuchen, durch die Endvorrichtung, des Funkrahmens für den SIB1.


 
4. Verfahren nach Anspruch 3, wobei der MIB 4 Bits umfasst, wobei die erste Bandbreitenhinweisinformation 1 Bit, 2 Bits oder 3 Bits belegt und das Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld 1 Bit belegt.
 
5. Verfahren nach Anspruch 3, wobei der SIB1 eine Rahmennummerinformation des Funkrahmens und eine zweite Bandbreitenhinweisinformation umfasst, wobei die zweite Bandbreitenhinweisinformation die Systembandbreite innerhalb des ersten Bereichs angibt, und
wobei, nachdem die Endvorrichtung den SIB1 erhält, das Verfahren ferner umfasst:

Bestimmen, durch die Endvorrichtung, der Systembandbreite innerhalb des ersten Bereichs basierend auf der zweiten Bandbreitenhinweisinformation und

Bestimmen, durch die Endvorrichtung, einer Rahmennummer des Funkrahmens basierend auf der Rahmennummerinformation des Funkrahmens.


 
6. Basisstation (400), umfassend:

eine Verarbeitungseinheit (401), die dazu konfiguriert ist, einen Hauptinformationsblock, MIB, zu erzeugen, wobei der MIB eine erste Bandbreitenhinweisinformation und ein Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld umfasst,

wobei die erste Bandbreitenhinweisinformation einen ersten Bereich einer Systembandbreite angibt und das Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld angibt, ob ein Funkrahmen mit einer Ressource eines Systeminformationsblocks, SIB1, konfiguriert ist, und

eine Sendeeinheit (402), die dazu konfiguriert ist, den MIB durch Verwenden einer Zeit-Frequenz-Ressource in dem Funkrahmen zu senden,

wobei, wenn das Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld angibt, dass die Ressource des SIB1 in dem Funkrahmen konfiguriert ist, die Sendeeinheit (402) ferner dazu konfiguriert ist, den SIB1 durch Verwenden einer Ressource in einem ersten Ressourcensatz in dem Funkrahmen zu senden; und

wenn das Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld angibt, dass die Ressource des SIB1 nicht in dem Funkrahmen konfiguriert ist, die Sendeeinheit den SIB1 nicht sendet.


 
7. Basisstation nach Anspruch 6, wobei der MIB 4 Bits umfasst, wobei die erste Bandbreitenhinweisinformation 1 Bit, 2 Bits oder 3 Bits belegt und das Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld 1 Bit belegt.
 
8. Basisstation nach Anspruch 6, wobei der SIB1 eine Rahmennummerinformation des Funkrahmens und eine zweite Bandbreitenhinweisinformation umfasst und die zweite Bandbreitenhinweisinformation die Systembandbreite innerhalb des ersten Bereichs angibt.
 
9. Endvorrichtung (500), umfassend:

eine Empfangseinheit (501), die dazu konfiguriert ist, Daten innerhalb eines vorgegebenen Bandbreitenbereichs zu empfangen; und

eine Verarbeitungseinheit (502), die konfiguriert ist zum: Suchen nach den Daten, die durch die Empfangseinheit für einen Hauptinformationsblock, MIB, empfangen werden, wobei der MIB eine erste Bandbreitenhinweisinformation und ein Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld umfasst, die erste Bandbreitenhinweisinformation einen ersten Bereich einer Systembandbreite angibt und das Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld angibt, ob ein Funkrahmen zum Senden des MIB mit einer Ressource eines Systeminformationsblocks, SIB1, konfiguriert ist, Finden des MIB in dem Funkrahmen, Bestimmen, basierend auf der ersten Bandbreitenhinweisinformation, die in dem MIB enthalten ist, des ersten Bereichs der Systembandbreite und Erhalten einer Konfigurationsinformation des Funkrahmens basierend auf dem Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld, das in dem MIB enthalten ist, wobei, wenn das Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld angibt, dass die Ressource des SIB1 in dem Funkrahmen konfiguriert ist, und die Konfigurationsinformation des Funkrahmens darin besteht, dass eine Ressource in einem ersten Ressourcensatz verwendet wird, um den SIB1 zu senden, die Verarbeitungseinheit (502) nach dem Erhalten der Konfigurationsinformation des Funkrahmens nicht nach dem Funkrahmen für den SIB1 sucht.


 
10. Endvorrichtung (500) nach Anspruch 9, wobei der MIB 4 Bits umfasst, wobei die erste Bandbreitenhinweisinformation 1 Bit, 2 Bits oder 3 Bits belegt und das Funkrahmenkonfigurationsfeld 1 Bit belegt.
 
11. Endvorrichtung (500) nach Anspruch 9, wobei der SIB1 eine Rahmennummerinformation des Funkrahmens und eine zweite Bandbreitenhinweisinformation umfasst, wobei die zweite Bandbreitenhinweisinformation die Systembandbreite innerhalb des ersten Bereichs angibt, und
wobei die Verarbeitungseinheit (502) ferner dazu konfiguriert ist, nach dem Erhalten des SIB1 die Systembandbreite innerhalb des ersten Bereichs basierend auf der zweiten Bandbreitenhinweisinformation zu bestimmen und
eine Rahmennummer des Funkrahmens basierend auf der Rahmennummerinformation des Funkrahmens zu bestimmen.
 


Revendications

1. Procédé de transmission d'informations, comprenant les étapes consistant à :

générer (201), par une station de base, un bloc d'informations maître, MIB, le MIB contenant des premières informations d'indication de largeur de bande et un champ de configuration de trame radio, les premières informations d'indication de largeur de bande indiquant une première plage d'une largeur de bande système, et le champ de configuration de trame radio indiquant si une trame radio est configurée avec une ressource d'un bloc d'informations système, SIB1, et

envoyer (202), par la station de base, le MIB en utilisant une ressource temps/fréquence de la trame radio,

le procédé comprenant également l'étape consistant à,

si le champ de configuration de trame radio indique que la ressource du SIB1 est configurée dans la trame radio, envoyer, par la station de base, le SIB1 en utilisant une ressource d'un premier ensemble de ressources de la trame radio ; et

si le champ de configuration de trame radio indique que la ressource du SIB1 n'est pas configurée dans la trame radio, ne pas envoyer, par la station de base, le SIB1.


 
2. Procédé selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le MIB comprend 4 bits, les premières informations d'indication de largeur de bande occupent 1 bit, 2 bits ou 3 bits, et le champ de configuration de trame radio occupe 1 bit.
 
3. Procédé de transmission d'informations, comprenant les étapes consistant à :

rechercher (301), par un dispositif terminal, un bloc d'informations maître, MIB, à l'intérieur d'une plage de largeur de bande prédéfinie, le MIB contenant des premières informations d'indication de largeur de bande et un champ de configuration de trame radio, les premières informations d'indication de largeur de bande indiquant une première plage d'une largeur de bande système, et le champ de configuration de trame radio indiquant si une trame radio est configurée avec une ressource d'un bloc d'informations système, SIB1,

lorsque le MIB est trouvé dans la trame radio, déterminer (302), par le dispositif terminal d'après les premières informations d'indication de largeur de bande contenues dans le MIB, la première plage de la largeur de bande système ; et

obtenir (302) des informations de configuration de la trame radio d'après le champ de configuration de trame radio contenu dans le MIB,

le procédé comprenant également l'étape consistant à,

si le champ de configuration de trame radio indique que la ressource du SIB1 est configurée dans la trame radio, et si les informations de configuration de la trame radio indiquent qu'une ressource d'un premier ensemble de ressources est utilisée pour envoyer le SIB1 ; après que le dispositif terminal a obtenu les informations de configuration de la trame radio, rechercher, par le dispositif terminal, le SIB1 dans toutes les ressources du premier ensemble de ressources de la trame radio, et obtenir le SIB1 sur la ressource du premier ensemble de ressources ; et

si le champ de configuration de trame radio indique que la ressource du SIB1 n'est pas configurée dans la trame radio, et si les informations de configuration de la trame radio indiquent que la trame radio n'est pas utilisée pour envoyer le SIB1 ; après que le dispositif terminal a obtenu les informations de configuration de la trame radio, ne pas rechercher, par le dispositif terminal, le SIB1 dans la trame radio.


 
4. Procédé selon la revendication 3, dans lequel le MIB comprend 4 bits, les premières informations d'indication de largeur de bande occupent 1 bit, 2 bits ou 3 bits, et le champ de configuration de trame radio occupe 1 bit.
 
5. Procédé selon la revendication 3, dans lequel le SIB1 contient des informations de numéro de trame de la trame radio et des deuxièmes informations d'indication de largeur de bande, les deuxièmes informations d'indication de largeur de bande indiquant la largeur de bande système à l'intérieur de la première plage, et
après que le dispositif terminal a obtenu le SIB1, le procédé comprend également les étapes consistant à :

déterminer, par le dispositif terminal, la largeur de bande système à l'intérieur de la première plage d'après les deuxièmes informations d'indication de largeur de bande ; et

déterminer, par le dispositif terminal, un numéro de trame de la trame radio d'après les informations de numéro de trame de la trame radio.


 
6. Station de base (400), comprenant :

une unité de traitement (401), configurée pour générer un bloc d'informations maître, MIB, le MIB contenant des premières informations d'indication de largeur de bande et un champ de configuration de trame radio, les premières informations d'indication de largeur de bande indiquant une première plage d'une largeur de bande système, et le champ de configuration de trame radio indiquant si une trame radio est configurée avec une ressource d'un bloc d'informations système, SIB1, et

une unité d'envoi (402), configurée pour envoyer le MIB en utilisant une ressource temps/fréquence de la trame radio,

de telle façon que, si le champ de configuration de trame radio indique que la ressource du SIB1 est configurée dans la trame radio, l'unité d'envoi (402) soit également configurée pour envoyer le SIB1 en utilisant une ressource d'un premier ensemble de ressources de la trame radio ; et

si le champ de configuration de trame radio indique que la ressource du SIB1 n'est pas configurée dans la trame radio, l'unité d'envoi n'envoie pas le SIB1.


 
7. Station de base selon la revendication 6, dans laquelle le MIB comprend 4 bits, les premières informations d'indication de largeur de bande occupent 1 bit, 2 bits ou 3 bits, et le champ de configuration de trame radio occupe 1 bit.
 
8. Station de base selon la revendication 6, dans laquelle le SIB1 contient des informations de numéro de trame de la trame radio et des deuxièmes informations d'indication de largeur de bande, les deuxièmes informations d'indication de largeur de bande indiquant la largeur de bande système à l'intérieur de la première plage.
 
9. Dispositif terminal (500), comprenant :

une unité de réception (501), configurée pour recevoir des données à l'intérieur d'une plage de largeur de bande prédéfinie ; et

une unité de traitement (502), configurée pour : rechercher un bloc d'informations maître, MIB, dans les données reçues par l'unité de réception, le MIB contenant des premières informations d'indication de largeur de bande et un champ de configuration de trame radio, les premières informations d'indication de largeur de bande indiquant une première plage d'une largeur de bande système, et le champ de configuration de trame radio indiquant si une trame radio servant à envoyer le MIB est configurée avec une ressource d'un bloc d'informations système, SIB1 ; trouver le MIB dans la trame radio ; déterminer, d'après les premières informations d'indication de largeur de bande contenues dans le MIB, la première plage de la largeur de bande système ; et obtenir des informations de configuration de la trame radio d'après le champ de configuration de trame radio contenu dans le MIB,

de telle façon que, si le champ de configuration de trame radio indique que la ressource du SIB1 est configurée dans la trame radio, et si les informations de configuration de la trame radio indiquent qu'une ressource d'un premier ensemble de ressources est utilisée pour envoyer le SIB1 ; l'unité de traitement (502) ne recherche pas le SIB1 dans la trame radio après l'obtention des informations de configuration de la trame radio.


 
10. Dispositif terminal (500) selon la revendication 9, dans lequel le MIB comprend 4 bits, les premières informations d'indication de largeur de bande occupent 1 bit, 2 bits ou 3 bits, et le champ de configuration de trame radio occupe 1 bit.
 
11. Dispositif terminal (500) selon la revendication 9, dans lequel le SIB1 contient des informations de numéro de trame de la trame radio et des deuxièmes informations d'indication de largeur de bande, les deuxièmes informations d'indication de largeur de bande indiquant la largeur de bande système à l'intérieur de la première plage, et l'unité de traitement (502) est également configurée pour déterminer la largeur de bande système à l'intérieur de la première plage d'après les deuxièmes informations d'indication de largeur de bande après l'obtention du SIB1 ; et
déterminer un numéro de trame de la trame radio d'après les informations de numéro de trame de la trame radio.
 




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