In Rel-8, 3GPP has specified the basic functionalities for the support of Home Node B (HNB) and Home eNodeB
(HeNB). The requirements for these basic functionalities were captured in TS 22.011
From Rel-9 onward, it has been agreed to consolidate all the requirements from Rel-8 and further requirements for HNB and HeNB in a new TS, which is this specification.
This specification defines the service requirements for the basic functionalities for the support of Home NodeB (HNB) and Home eNodeB (HeNB) – jointly referred to as H(e)NB – and the further functionalities that will enable the mobile operators to provide more advanced services as well as improving the user experience.