The present disclosure concerns radio communication. More particularly, the embodiments presented herein generally relate to allocation of radio resources. In one example embodiment, a radio network node 700 determines that an operational status of a user equipment (UE) is an operational status where the UE is in transition from an IDLE mode to a CONNECTED mode. In response thereto, the radio network node 700 determines a radio resource allocation for the UE. Also in response thereto, the radio network node 700 may proactively transmit a data message indicating the determined radio resource allocation to the UE.