Thnx for your post, and sorry for my late reply.
Actually I haven’t found anything new concerning the dedicated mode. However, I was just thinking…does the MS still need to decode the SI of the neighbours in dedicated mode? I’m asking this because in dedicated mode, the locating is handled by the BSC, which already ‘knows’ all the cell parameters.
Thus, if the mobile needs to do a handover, the only thing it needs to report to the BSC is the neighbour’s BCCH(and maybe BSIC?). I’m not saying this on any authority, just a feeling.
In Idle mode, it’s the MS which handles the cell selection and reselection, thus, it needs to read the SI of the neighbours as well.
Plz let me know if you’ve found anything new.