Glossary:Tracking Area (TA) English (en) français (fr)

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Tracking Area, abbreviated as TA, is a set of cells. A tracking area is the LTE (Long-Term Evolution) counterpart of the location area and routing area.

Tracking areas can be grouped into lists of tracking areas (TA lists), which can be configured on the User Equipment (UE). Tracking area updates are performed periodically or when the UE moves to a tracking area that is not included in its TA list.

Operators can allocate different TA lists to different UEs. This can avoid signaling peaks in some conditions: for instance, the UEs of passengers of a train may not perform tracking area updates simultaneously.

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