This TR summarizes the work done under the WI "Continuous Connectivity for Packet Data Users for 1.28Mcps TDD" by listing technical concepts addressing the objectives of the work item (see below), analysing these technical concepts and selecting the best solution (which might be a combination of technical concepts).
The objective of this work item is to reduce the code consumption (e.g. overhead of physical control channels or related signaling messages) of packet data users for both real-time (e.g. VoIP) and non real-time services, e.g. for users which have temporarily no data transmission in either uplink or downlink. Packet data users as considered in this work item are using only HS-DSCH/E-DCH channels without UL DPCH and DL DPCH.
The aim is to increase the number of packet data users in the UMTS 1.28Mcps TDD system that can be kept efficiently in CELL_DCH state over a longer time period and that can restart transmission after a period of temporary inactivity with a much shorter delay (for example, <100ms) than would be necessary for reestablishment of a new connection.
Another aim is to reduce UE power consumption in CELL_DCH state over a long period by DTX and DRX.
This TR provides the base for the following preparation of change requests to the corresponding RAN specifications.