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For the purposes of the present document, the terms and definitions given in TR 21.905 and the following apply. A term defined in the present document takes precedence over the definition of the same term, if any, in TR 21.905.
A MTC Device is a UE equipped for Machine Type Communication, which communicates through a PLMN with MTC Server(s) and/or other MTC Device(s).
MTC Features are network functions to optimise the network for use by M2M applications.
For the purposes of the present document, the abbreviations given in TR 21.905 and the following apply. An abbreviation defined in the present document takes precedence over the definition of the same abbreviation, if any, in TR 21.905.)
Common Control Channel
GERAN Improvements for Machine Type Communications
The large amount of access attempts that can be generated from mobile stations used for MTC is believed to increase the load and cause congestion on the common control channel (CCCH) and therefore may negatively impact legacy services.
The legacy pre-release 10 RR connection establishment procedure is not sufficient for the network to avoid CCCH congestion that can be caused by mobile stations used for MTC. However the implicit reject procedure specified in release 10 in TS 44.018 can effectively protect the legacy services from CCCH congestion that can be caused by mobile stations configured with low access priority.
By using the implicit reject procedure, the network can effectively protect the CCCH from being overloaded by mobile stations configured with low access priority.
The objective of CCCH overload control in MTC study has been met with the implicit reject procedure with respect to preventing overload of CCCH hence minimising impact to legacy services from devices configured for low access priority.