5.1 HNB and HeNB Installation, identification and location requirements

22.2203GPPRelease 17Service requirements for Home Node B (HNB) and Home eNode B (HeNB)TS

– H(e)NB shall have a unique equipment identity.

– All the H(e)NBs serving the same CSG share the same unique (within the PLMN) identity called CSG Identity.

NOTE: CSGs of different PLMNs are considered different, even if the PLMNs are indicated to the UE as "equivalent PLMNs" [10].

– It shall be possible to support at least 125 million CSG Identities within a PLMN of an operator.

– The radio transmitter of a H(e)NB shall not be activated until configured and authorised by the operator.

– When installing, provisioning, configuring or re-configuring an H(e)NB the operator shall be able to:

– verify the H(e)NB’s identity.

– obtain the geographical location of the H(e)NB.

NOTE: The scenario where a H(e)NB is connected to one operator’s network and later changed to another operator’s network is not required.

– The operator shall be able to determine that the H(e)NB is installed and operated in accordance with all relevant regulatory requirements.

– The operator shall be able to configure the settings of the H(e)NB. In the case where the H(e)NB has detrimental impact on the spectrum usage, the H(e)NB can be set to out-of-service by the operator.

  • Installation and activation of a new H(e)NB shall require no reconfiguration of the operator’s network.
  • The impact of H(e)NB on the core network should be minimised.