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Reply To: TFI in which channel PCH? AGCH ?

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pix
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Logical channels are easy to understand once you try to put yourself in their shoes 🙂

Paging for GPRS is always the routing area (RA), defined by the couple Location Area Code (LAC) + Routing Area Code (RAC).
Most operators define RAC=0, so that there is only one RA per LA. This is sufficient in networks with low PS paging. Nowadays though, there might be a need to split 1 LA in 3 or 4 RA because there is heavy PS Paging generated by smartphones apps.
For example :
RA1=LAC+RAC01
RA2=LAC+RAC02
RA3=LAC+RAC03

cheers
pix