3. Radio Resource Control (RRC)

  1. SeungJune Yi,
  2. SungDuck Chun,
  3. YoungDae Lee,
  4. SungJun Park and
  5. SungHoon Jung

Published Online: 5 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118188545.ch3

Radio Protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced

Radio Protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced

How to Cite

Yi, S., Chun, S., Lee, Y., Park, S. and Jung, S. (2012) Radio Resource Control (RRC), in Radio Protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118188545.ch3

Author Information

  1. LG Electronics, South Korea

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118188538

Online ISBN: 9781118188545



  • access stratum (AS);
  • MasterInformationBlock (MIB);
  • mobility control;
  • non-access stratum (NAS);
  • paging;
  • radio resource control (RRC);
  • SystemInformationBlocks (SIBs)


Radio resource control (RRC) is the highest layer in the control plane of the access stratum (AS). It also transfers messages of the non-access stratum (NAS), which is located above the RRC layer. Signaling provided the RRC layer has the following characteristics such as higher extensibility, secured transmission, reliable transmission and longer processing delay. The RRC layer performs the following functions such as broadcast of system information, paging, establishment/release of an RRC connection, transfer of NAS information, AS security configuration, transfer of UE radio access capability, measurement configuration and reporting and mobility control. System information consists of a number of information blocks in the RRC layer. There are several types of information blocks that contain the most essential and most frequently transmitted system information is called the MasterInformationBlock (MIB), and other information blocks, except the MIB, are called SystemInformationBlocks (SIBs).

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

block codes; mobility management (mobile radio); Non-access stratum protocol; paging communication; radio communication