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LTE MLB Feature Description

Issue 03
Date 2017-03-17

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About This Document

Scope
This document describes the LTE mobility load balancing (MLB) feature, including
implementation principles, related features, network impact, and engineering guides.

Product Versions
The following table lists the product version related to this document.

Product Name Version

SONMaster V100R017C10

Intended Audience
This document is intended for:
l System engineers
l Network management engineers

Change History
03 (2017-03-17)
This is the third commercial release for V100R017C10.
Compared with 02 (2017-02-25) for V100R017C10, this issue does not include any changes.

02 (2017-02-25)
This is the second commercial release for V100R017C10.
Compared with 01 (2017-01-03) for V100R017C10, this issue does not include any changes.

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01 (2017-01-03)
This is the first commercial release for V100R017C10.
Compared with Draft B (2016-12-01) for V100R017C10, this issue includes the following
changes.
Change Type Document Change Description

Modified Modified the description. For details, see 6.3.2 Data


Preparation.

KPI names and some KPI For details, see 8


formulas used for this References.
feature are modified.

Draft B (2016-12-01)
This is a draft for V100R017C10.
Compared with Draft A (2016-07-28) for V100R017C10, this issue does not include any
changes.

Draft A (2016-07-28)
This is a draft for V100R017C10.
Compared with 03 (2016-06-30) for V100R016C10, this issue does not include any changes.

Organization
1 Overview

2 Technical Description

3 Related Features

4 Network Impact

5 Version Mapping

6 Engineering Guidelines

7 Feature Specifications

8 References

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tips.
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vertical bars. One item is selected.

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moving the pointer.

Double-click Press the primary mouse button twice continuously and


quickly without moving the pointer.

Drag Press and hold the primary mouse button and move the
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Contents

About This Document.....................................................................................................................ii


1 Overview......................................................................................................................................... 1
2 Technical Description...................................................................................................................6
2.1 Related Concepts............................................................................................................................................................ 7
2.2 Principles........................................................................................................................................................................ 9

3 Related Features...........................................................................................................................13
4 Network Impact........................................................................................................................... 14
5 Version Mapping.........................................................................................................................15
6 Engineering Guidelines............................................................................................................. 16
6.1 Activation Advice.........................................................................................................................................................17
6.2 Information Collection Before the Deployment........................................................................................................... 17
6.3 Feature Deployment..................................................................................................................................................... 18
6.3.1 Deployment Requirements........................................................................................................................................ 19
6.3.2 Data Preparation........................................................................................................................................................ 19
6.3.3 Process....................................................................................................................................................................... 30
6.3.4 Activation Observation..............................................................................................................................................33
6.3.5 Feature Deactivation..................................................................................................................................................33
6.4 Monitoring.................................................................................................................................................................... 33
6.5 Parameter Optimization................................................................................................................................................ 34

7 Feature Specifications.................................................................................................................37
8 References..................................................................................................................................... 45

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1 Overview

This section contains the following contents:


l Feature ID and Name
l Background
l Definition
l Data Source Analysis
l Benefits
l Application Scenarios

Feature ID and Name

Table 1-1 Feature ID and name


Feature ID Feature Name

SNFD-140213 Mobility Load Balancing - LTE FDD Idle Mode


Inter-Frequency

SNFD-140214 Mobility Load Balancing - LTE TDD Idle Mode


Inter-Frequency

Background
In a network with multiple frequency bands, high frequency bands have poorer coverage than
low frequency bands and some areas are out of the coverage of high frequency bands, as
shown in Figure 1-1. In addition, frequencies of high frequency bands have higher reselection
priorities than those of low frequency bands.

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Figure 1-1 Network of multiple frequency bands

NOTE
The value range of reselection priority is 0 to 7. A larger value indicates higher reselection priority.

In inter-frequency sectors that share the same site, UEs in idle mode at the center of the
sectors preferentially camp on cells of high-priority frequencies and UEs in idle mode at the
edge of the sectors camp on cells of low-priority frequencies because high-priority
frequencies have limited coverage capability. Considering the uneven UE distribution, if most
UEs distribute at the center of the sectors, excessive UEs camp on cells of high frequency
bands, resulting in signaling congestion. At the same time, fewer UEs camp on cells of low
frequency bands, resulting in improper usage of network resources.
NOTE
Co-sector: The concept of co-sector indicates that used in inter-frequency neighboring cell measurement. The
identification criteria of co-sector configuration are as follows: If the difference between two cells' locations
indicated by latitudes and longitudes is less than 50 m, and the difference between their antenna azimuths is
less than 15 degrees, the two cells are regarded as co-sector co-coverage cells.

Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode Inter-Frequency adjusts the inter-frequency
reselection parameters periodically so that UEs in idle mode distribute appropriately among
multiple frequencies. This reduces signaling congestion caused by imbalanced inter-frequency
traffics and addresses the problem of imbalanced usage of air interfaces.

Definition
Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode Inter-Frequency adjusts inter-frequency reselection
parameters periodically so that network traffics appropriately distribute among multiple
frequencies, which improves network resource usage and user satisfaction.

Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode Inter-Frequency provides the following
optimization methods:
l Automatic optimization: The SONMaster automatically generates optimization advice
and performs parameter optimization without manual intervention.
l Scheduled delivery: The SONMaster automatically generates optimization advice and
performs parameter optimization as scheduled.
l Manual optimization: Users confirm the optimization advice generated by the
SONMaster. Then, the SONMaster performs parameter optimization based on the
confirmed optimization advice.

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Data Source Analysis


SONMaster mainly involves four types of data: engineering parameters, configuration data
(CM), performance data (PM), and SIG data.
Figure 1-2 shows the sources of SONMaster analysis data on the network. Table 1-2
describes data sources of SONMaster.

Figure 1-2 Sources of analysis data

Table 1-2 Data sources


Data Source Description

CM The data is obtained from the eNodeB. It provides configuration


information about cells and neighboring cells for optimization
analysis.

PM The data is obtained from the eNodeB. It provides the RRC


connection setup requests counter of cells for optimization analysis
and effect evaluation.

SIG The data is obtained from the eNodeB. It allows you to obtain the
frequency band supportability of UEs to check the UE penetration
rate of each frequency.

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Data Source Description

Engineering Engineering parameters are manually imported or exported on the


parameters SONMaster. They provide latitude and longitude and coverage type
(outdoor) information for optimization analysis and geographic
display.

Benefits
Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode Inter-Frequency appropriately distributes UEs in
idle mode among multiple frequencies, thereby reducing signaling congestion caused by
imbalanced inter-frequency traffics and improving resource usage.

Application Scenarios
Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode Inter-Frequency can be enabled if the network
meets the following requirements:
l There are co-site co-coverage inter-frequency macro site on the network.
l Cells of low-frequency frequencies have better continuous coverage than those of high-
priority frequencies.

NOTE
Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode Inter-Frequency does not support load balancing of multi-RRU
cells and mini sites.

Table 1-3 describes application scenarios of Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode Inter-
Frequency.

Table 1-3 Application scenarios


Scenario Description Function

Network In a network covered by multiple Upon detecting load imbalance, the


deployment frequencies, load is imbalanced SONMaster adjusts inter-frequency
among different frequencies reselection parameters to achieve
because the inter-frequency load balancing.
reselection parameters are
improperly configured during initial
configuration.

Network Due to limited network capacity, a


expansion and network is expanded from single
reconstruction frequency to multiple frequencies.
The inappropriate inter-frequency
reselection parameters lead to load
imbalance among multiple
frequencies.

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Scenario Description Function

Load Traffic change causes load


imbalance imbalance among multiple
among frequencies.
multiple
frequencies
caused by
traffic change

NOTE

This feature supports only outdoor macro base stations, but does not support small cells and remote
RRU scenarios.

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2 Technical Description

About This Chapter

2.1 Related Concepts


2.2 Principles

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2.1 Related Concepts


Cell reselection refers to the process that a UE in idle mode reselects a cell to camp on. Signal
strength and frequency reselection priority affect cell reselection. For example, a UE camps
on a cell normally. When moving to an area with poor signal, it performs cell reselection and
camps on another cell with stronger signal strength. The procedure for cell reselection is as
follows:
1. The UE measures the serving cell and adjacent cells (including intra-frequency, inter-
frequency, and inter-RAT cells) when the requirements for starting measurements are
met.
2. The UE determines whether the signals of the serving cell and adjacent cells meet the
requirements for cell reselection based on the measurement results. If so, the UE
performs cell reselection and camps on a new cell.

Common scenarios for cell reselection are as follows:

l Cell reselection from a cell of high-priority frequency to that of low-priority frequency

Figure 2-1 Cell reselection from a cell of high-priority frequency to that of low-priority
frequency

a. Starting measurement: When the signal level of the serving cell (with a high
reselection priority) SServingCell is smaller than or equal to Snonintrasearch, the UE start
measurement.
b. Reselecting cells: Cell reselection is triggered if the following conditions are met:
n SServingCell < Threshserving,low for the signal level of the serving cell.
n STargetCell > Threshx,low for the signal level of the adjacent cell.
l Cell reselection from a cell of low-priority frequency to that of high-priority frequency

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Figure 2-2 Cell reselection from a cell of low-priority frequency to that of high-priority
frequency

a. Starting measurement: When the signal level of the serving cell SServingCell is larger
than Snonintrasearch, the UE searches high-priority frequencies periodically. When the
signal level of the serving cell SServingCell is smaller than or equal to Snonintrasearch,
the UE directly starts the search for high-priority frequencies.
b. Reselecting cells: Cell reselection is triggered if the condition is met
STargetCell>Threshx,high.
l Cell reselection between equal-priority cells

Figure 2-3 Cell reselection between equal-priority cells

a. The measurement is performed if the following condition is met: SServingCell ≤


Snonintrasearch for the signal level of the serving cell.
b. Cell reselection is triggered if the following condition is met: R_n ≥ R_s,
where R_s = Qmeas,s + Qhyst and R_n = Qmeas,n – Qoffset
.

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2.2 Principles
Figure 2-4 shows the optimization process of the Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode
Inter-Frequency. For details, see Table 2-1.

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Figure 2-4 Process of the Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode Inter-Frequency

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Table 2-1 Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode Inter-Frequency optimization
No. Procedure Description

1 Create a region and start an You need to create a region and start a Mobility
optimization feature Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode Inter-Frequency
feature.

2 Collect data The SONMaster collects the configuration data,


performance counters, and CHRs of NEs of the
LTE cells within the optimization range.

3 Calculate the inter- The SONMaster calculates LTE inter-frequency


frequency co-coverage cell co-coverage cell groups within the optimization
groups that meet specific range according to the following conditions:
conditions l The cells share the same site.
Cells whose latitude difference is smaller than
50 meters and azimuth difference is smaller
than 15 degrees are considered co-coverage
cells.
l Co-coverage cells have different frequencies.
l The reselection priority of the co-coverage
serving cell is consistent with that of inter-
frequency frequency of its neighboring cells.
l Co-coverage cells are inter-frequency
neighboring cells for each other.
l Co-coverage cells are in active state.
l The performance counters of the co-coverage
cells are valid. The penetration rate of UEs of
the corresponding frequencies exceeds 50%.

4 Select an inter-frequency The SONMaster optimizes the cell group after you
co-coverage cell group that select an inter-frequency co-coverage cell group
is not optimized that is not optimized.

5 Select a cell of maximum The SONMaster selects a cell of maximum load


load from the inter-frequency co-coverage cell group.
The cell of maximum load refers to the cell that
initiates most RRC connection attempts within 1
MHz each hour.

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No. Procedure Description

6 Do UEs of the cell of l The SONMaster performs MLB optimization


maximum load need to be for the inter-frequency co-coverage cells if the
transferred to cells of other following conditions are met. Go to 7.
frequencies? – RRC setup attempts at each MB
bandwidth per hour of the maximum load
cell exceed the threshold.
– Average online UE count at each MB
bandwidth per hour of the maximum load
cell exceeds the threshold.
– The number of RRC connection attempts of
the cell of maximum load within 1 MHz
each hour exceeds the expected value.
l If any of the preceding conditions is not met, go
to 8.

7 Adjust the inter-frequency If the load difference between the maximum load
reselection parameters for cell and its inter-frequency neighboring cells is
the co-coverage cell group greater than the threshold configured on the GUI,
the SONMaster adjusts the corresponding inter-
frequency reselection parameters to decrease the
number of UEs in the overloaded cells.

8 Has any inter-frequency l If so, perform 4 through 7.


co-coverage cell group not l If not, perform 9.
been optimized?

9 Execute the optimization There are three execution modes:


advice l If this parameter is set to Manually, the
optimization advice is delivered to the NEs
after optimization advice is generated and you
manually confirm the delivery.
l If this parameter is set to Immediately, the
optimization advice is automatically delivered
to NEs after optimization advice is generated.
l If this parameter is set to Specified Time, the
optimization advice is automatically delivered
to NEs at a configured time after optimization
advice is generated.

10 Execute the KPI rollback After the KPI rollback is enabled and optimization
algorithm advice is delivered, the SONMaster monitors live
network KPIs, and checks whether the
optimization advice is appropriate. If it is
inappropriate, the SONMaster rolls back the
optimization advice and imposes a penalty on this
cell. During the imposing of the penalty, the
SONMaster does not optimize the cell.

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3 Related Features

Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode Inter-Frequency


l Prerequisite Features
None
l Impacted Features
None
l Mutually Exclusive Features
None

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4 Network Impact

l System Capacity
This feature optimizes the inter-frequency reselection parameters of inter-frequency co-
coverage cells so that UEs camp on cells working on low-priority frequencies that are
relatively free instead of cells working on high-priority frequencies. This avoids traffic
congestion that occurs in a certain cell, improving network resource usage and system
capacity.
l Network Performance
This feature reduces the load of cells that have high traffic volumes, improves the RRC
setup success rate, and decreases the average buffer delay of packets by optimizing the
inter-frequency reselection parameters of inter-frequency co-coverage cells. This feature
also improves the throughput of the lightly-loaded cell because extra UEs camp on these
cells.

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5 Version Mapping

For details about how to activate this feature, and mapping between the SONMaster, NE
software, and other software, see iManager SONMaster V100R017***_ReleaseDoc_ENG.
You can obtain iManager SONMaster V100R017***_ReleaseDoc_ENG by performing the
following steps:
1. Contact Huawei technical support engineers to log in to http://support.huawei.com.
2. On the Product Support tab page, enter SONMaster in the Search box and select the
displayed navigation path.

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6 Engineering Guidelines

About This Chapter

6.1 Activation Advice


6.2 Information Collection Before the Deployment
6.3 Feature Deployment
6.4 Monitoring
6.5 Parameter Optimization

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6.1 Activation Advice


You are advised to activate this feature on an LTE network operating with multiple carriers if
all the following conditions are met:
l There are co-site co-coverage inter-frequency macro sites on the network.
l The load of frequencies that have different reselection priorities is imbalanced.
l Frequencies with lower reselection priorities have better coverage than those with higher
reselection priorities.

6.2 Information Collection Before the Deployment


Table 6-1 describes the requirements to be met before the deployment.

Table 6-1 Requirements to be met before the deployment

Fea Check Check Sub-Item Identification Remarks


tur Item Criteria
e

LTE 1. - For version mapping -


ML Whether requirements of
B verion peripheral products,
mapping see 5 Version
requireme Mapping.
nts are met

2. Network architecture None. This feature You can determine the


Whether (namely, whether this balances load only telecom operator to
networkin feature supports between the cells which an optimization
g network architectures whose telecom cell belong by using
scenarios such as RAN operator groups TRACKINGAREAI
meet Sharing, MOCN, and contain one or more D in the LST
requireme RNC in Pool) same telecom CELLOP command.
nts operators.

Radio scenario (for This feature does not This check is


example, highway, support highway, performed based on
high-speed railway, high-speed railway, engineering
tunnel, super- tunnel, or super- parameters.
distance, indoor, and distance coverage
outdoor scenarios) scenarios. This
feature supports
micro base stations.

Air interface This feature supports LTE MLB supports


networking scenario multi-carrier load balancing
(random or coverage or multi- between multiple
preferential camping) band coverage. frequencies.

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Fea Check Check Sub-Item Identification Remarks


tur Item Criteria
e

Each frequency has a You can query the


unique idle-state priority of a cell by
priority. using
CELLRESELPRIO
RITY in LST
CELLRESEL.

Hardware This feature does not LTE MLB does not


configuration support the multi- support the multi-
RRU scenario. RRU coverage
scenario, which is
indicated by Contain
Redundant RRU in
engineering
parameters.

Antenna feeder None -


networking

3. Switch configuration None -


Whether
the switch
meets
requireme
nts

4. Gain factor analysis Activate this feature You can collect


(Optional) only when the load statistics about and
Whether and expected ratio observe the load and
the major between different expected ratio based
gain frequencies are on the traffic counter
factors imbalanced. L.RRC.ConnReq.Att
that affect reported by NEs and
features the cell bandwidth.
are listed

5. Impact Network impact None -


of analysis
enabling
SONMast
er features
on the
network

6.3 Feature Deployment

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6.3.1 Deployment Requirements

l NE function requirements
None
l Software and hardware requirements
The SONMaster has been deployed.
l License requirements
The following license control items are added:
– Mobility Load Balancing - LTE FDD Idle Mode Inter-Frequency
– Mobility Load Balancing - LTE TDD Idle Mode Inter-Frequency
l Operation permission requirements
You have obtained the operation rights for LTE Inter-Frequency Idle Mode MLB
Browser and LTE Inter-Frequency Idle Mode MLB Management under
Application-Level Operation Rights > MLB. If not, apply for the operation rights from
the administrator.

6.3.2 Data Preparation

You must prepare the following data before deploying Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle
Mode Inter-Frequency:
l LTE engineering parameters, as listed in Table 6-2.
l Optimization policy parameters, as listed in Table 6-3.
l Operational policy parameters, as listed in Table 6-4.
l Frequency weight setting parameters, as listed in Table 6-5.
l Frequency load difference parameters,as listed in Table 6-6.

Table 6-2 LTE engineering parameters

Parameter Parameter Type Value Range Mandatory or


Name Not

Vendor* enumeration Ericsson, Huawei, Alcatel, Yes


Nortel, ZTE, Motorola,
NSN

MCC* string String Length: 3 Yes

MNC* string String Length: 2 - 3 Yes

eNodeB ID* int 0 - 1048575 Yes

eNodeB Name string String Length: 0 - 64 No

eNodeB Type string String Length: 0 - 64 No

Cell ID* int 0 - 255 Yes

Cell Name string String Length: 0 - 100 No

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Parameter Parameter Type Value Range Mandatory or


Name Not

Local Cell ID int 0 - 255 No

Mechanical Tilt float -90.0 - 90.0 The following


Angle feature are
mandatory:
l LTE CCO
l LTE CODC

E-Tilt Angle float -90.0 - 90.0 No

DL EARFCN int 0 - 65535 No

UL EARFCN int 0 - 65535 No

Longitude* float -180.0 - 180.0 Yes

Latitude* float -90.0 - 90.0 Yes

Azimuth* float 0.0 - 360.0 Yes

Antenna Height float 0.0 - 65535.0 The following


feature are
mandatory:
l LTE CCO
l LTE CODC

Beam Width float 0.0 - 360.0 No

Sector ID int 0 - 65535 No

Physical Cell ID int 0 - 503 No

Outdoor* enumeration Yes, No Yes

Directional enumeration Yes, No No

Tunnel Coverage enumeration Yes, No No

Super-Distance enumeration Yes, No The following


Coverage features are
mandatory:
l MBB Traffic
Migration-
UMTS to LTE

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Parameter Parameter Type Value Range Mandatory or


Name Not

Highway enumeration Yes, No The following


features are
mandatory:
l MBB Traffic
Migration-
UMTS to LTE
l LTE
Motorway

Contain enumeration Yes, No The following


Redundant RRU feature are
mandatory:
l MBB Traffic
Migration-
UMTS to LTE

Radius int 1 - 160000 The following


feature is
mandatory:
LTE Overlapped
Detection

Application enumeration DenseUrban, Urban, No


Scenario SubUrban, Rural,
HighSpeedRailway, Edge,
HighBaseStation, Other

Cluster string String Length: 0 - 255 No

Remarks string String Length: 0 - 255 No

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Table 6-3 Optimize Policy


Parameter Meaning Value Descrip A M R Eff
tion d a is ecti
v n k ve
a d y Mo
n a de
c t
e o
d r
y

Optimizatio The SONMaster Value range: 1 - - Y - Nex


n Period generates optimization day, 3 days, t
advice based on 7days, and 30 peri
performance data in the days od
monitoring period. Default value: 7
days

Inter This parameter specifies Value range: 0 - - Y Y Nex


frequency the maximum to 31 t
high priority adjustment value of Unit: 2dB peri
upper/lower ThreshXhigh. od
threshold Default value:
31

This parameter specifies Value range: 0 - Y Y Nex


the minimum to 31 t
adjustment value of Unit: 2dB peri
ThreshXhigh. od
Default value: 0

Serving This parameter specifies Value range: 0 - - Y Y Nex


frequency the maximum to 31 t
lower adjustment value of Unit: 2dB peri
priority ThreshServLow. od
upper/lower Default value:
threshold 15

This parameter specifies Value range: 0 - Y Y Nex


the minimum to 31 t
adjustment value of Unit: 2dB peri
ThreshServLow. od
Default value: 0

Inter- This parameter specifies Value range: 0 - - Y Y Nex


frequency the maximum to 31 t
lower adjustment value of Unit: 2dB peri
priority ThreshXlow. od
upper/lower Default value:
threshold 31

This parameter specifies Value range: 0 - Y Y Nex


the minimum to 31 t
adjustment value of Unit: 2dB peri
ThreshXlow. od
Default value: 0

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Parameter Meaning Value Descrip A M R Eff


tion d a is ecti
v n k ve
a d y Mo
n a de
c t
e o
d r
y

Idle Mode This parameter specifies Value range: -6 - - Y Y Nex


Cell offset the maximum to 6 t
upper/lower adjustment value of Unit: dB peri
Threshold CellQoffset. od
Default value: 6

This parameter specifies Value range: -6 - Y Y Nex


the minimum to 6 t
adjustment value of Unit: dB peri
CellQoffset. od
Default value:
-6

Threshold MLB optimization is Value range: - - Y Y Nex


on RRC necessary only when 1~10000 t
setup the average number of Unit: None peri
attempts at RRC setup attempts at od
each MB each MB bandwidth per Default value:
bandwidth hour of the maximum 100
per hour load cell in a co-
coverage cell group
exceeds the threshold.

Threshold MLB optimization is Value range: - - Y Y Nex


on average necessary only when 0~1000 t
online UE the average number of Unit: None peri
count at online UEs at each MB od
each MB bandwidth per hour of Default value:
bandwidth the maximum load cell 0.5
per hour in a co-coverage cell
group exceeds the
threshold.

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Parameter Meaning Value Descrip A M R Eff


tion d a is ecti
v n k ve
a d y Mo
n a de
c t
e o
d r
y

Load If the reselection Value range: - - Y Y Nex


difference priority of the 1~100 t
threshold maximum load cell is Unit: % peri
between consistent with its od
duplicate neighboring cells in a Default value: 5
priorities co-coverage cell group,
MLB optimization is
necessary only when
the load difference
between the maximum
load cell and its
neighboring cells
exceeds the threshold.

Load If the reselection Value range: - - Y Y Nex


difference priority of the 1~100 t
threshold maximum load cell is Unit: % peri
between inconsistent with its od
different neighboring cells in a Default value:
priorities co-coverage cell group, 20
MLB optimization is
necessary only when
the load difference
between the maximum
load cell and its
neighboring cells
exceeds the threshold.

Frequency When this switch is Value range: ON - - Y Y Nex


policy turned on, you can set and OFF t
switch the load difference Unit: None peri
between specified od
frequencies and perform Default value:
MLB optimization OFF
accordingly.

Frequency When Frequency For details, see - - Y Y Nex


Policy policy switch is set to Parameters for t
ON, you can set the configuring peri
load difference between frequency load od
frequencies. difference
policies.

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Parameter Meaning Value Descrip A M R Eff


tion d a is ecti
v n k ve
a d y Mo
n a de
c t
e o
d r
y

KPI-based When this switch is Value range: ON - Y Y - Nex


rollback turned on, the and OFF t
switch SONMaster considers Default value: peri
KPI-based optimization OFF od
advice rollback.
Otherwise, KPI-based
rollback is not
considered.

KPI When the monitoring Value range: 1 This Y Y - Nex


rollback period expires, the to 7 paramet t
monitor SONMaster obtains Default value: 1 er takes peri
period related KPI analysis effect od
data and determines Unit: day only
whether to roll back the when
optimization. KPI
rollback
monitor
period
is set to
ON.

KPI If the monitored KPI Value range: 0 This Y Y - Nex


rollback deterioration degree is to 5 paramet t
offset larger than the value of Default value: 2 er takes peri
threshold this parameter, the effect od
SONMaster rolls back Unit: % only
the optimization. when
KPI
rollback
monitor
period
is set to
ON.

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Parameter Meaning Value Descrip A M R Eff


tion d a is ecti
v n k ve
a d y Mo
n a de
c t
e o
d r
y

Number of Within N optimization Value range: 1 This Y Y - Nex


rollback periods (N indicates the to 100 paramet t
penalty value of this parameter), Default value: 1 er takes peri
periods the SONMaster effect od
excludes the sectors that only
have been rolled back when
from optimization or KPI
rollback objects. rollback
monitor
period
is set to
ON.

Table 6-4 Operational Policy


Paramete Meaning Value Description Effective
r Mode

Start Mode This parameter Enumerated values: - -


specifies the l Manual (default
method of starting value).
an optimization
task. l Automatic
l Scheduled.

Start Time This parameter - - -


specifies the time
when an
optimization task
will start after
Start Mode is set
to Scheduled.

Stop Mode This parameter Enumerated values: - Immediately


specifies the l Manual (default
method of value).
stopping an
optimization task. l Scheduled.

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Paramete Meaning Value Description Effective


r Mode

Stop Time This parameter - - Immediately


specifies the time
when an
optimization task
will stop after
Stop Mode is set
to Scheduled.

Participate This parameter is Enumerated values: Set SON Immediately


in SON a feature-level Yes, No coordination
Coordinati parameter. When Default value: No parameters,
on this parameter is when this
set to Yes, the parameter is
SONMaster uses set to Yes. For
optimization details about
advice regarding the SON
non-time-effective coordination
features to policy
perform daily parameters, see
periodic conflict SON
detection and coordination
coordination at the policy
time point parameters.
specified by
Execution time of
periodic SON
coordination, and
uses that
regarding time-
effective features
to perform
conflict detection
and coordination
when it is
delivered.
NOTE
Time-effective
optimization
features have high
requirements on
optimization
intervals or the
effective time of
optimization
advice.

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Paramete Meaning Value Description Effective


r Mode

Advice This parameter Enumerated values: When Advice Immediately


Execution specifies the l Manual (default Execution is NOTE
method of value). set to Manual, When this
executing you can select parameter is
optimization l Automatic. Automatic or set, the
l Scheduled. modifications
advice, which scheduled for
before the
supports open- NOTE executing optimization
loop and closed- When Participate in optimization advice
loop. SON Coordination advice. generation take
is set to Yes, this effect
parameter cannot be l When
immediately,
set to Automatic. If Automatic and the
this parameter is set is selected, generated
to Schedule, the the optimization
scheduled execution SONMaster advice will not
time point is the be backtraced
delivers
same as that or changed.
specified by optimizatio
Execution time of n advice
periodic SON immediatel
coordination. y after you
confirm the
advice.
l If
scheduled
is selected,
you need to
specify a
time point.
Then, the
SONMaster
delivers the
optimizatio
n advice
when the
specified
time point
reaches.

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Paramete Meaning Value Description Effective


r Mode

Execution This parameter - When Advice Immediately


Time specifies a time Execution is NOTE
point within 24 set to When this
hours. The Scheduled, the parameter is
optimization SONMaster set, the
modifications
advice is executed automatically
before the
at the specified executes optimization
time point every optimization advice
day. advice at the generation take
specified time effect
point every immediately,
and the
day.
generated
optimization
advice will not
be backtraced
or changed.

Table 6-5 Frequency weight setting parameters


Parameter Meaning Value Descrip A M R Eff
tion d a is ecti
v n k ve
a d y Mo
n at de
c o
e r
d y

Downlink This parameter Value range: The - Y - Nex


Frequency specifies the downlink l UMTS: 0 to number t
frequencies involved in 16383 of peri
optimization, depending involved od
on selected cells to be l LTE: 0 to frequenc
optimized. 45589 and ies is
64436 to from 2
65535 to 8.

Expected This parameter Value range: 1 The - Y - Nex


Weight of specifies the weight to 100 value is t
Idle Load ratio among frequencies Unit: % directly peri
representing the proporti od
expected load ratio. Default value: onal to
50 the
expected
load.

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Table 6-6 Frequency load difference parameters


Parameter Meaning Value Des Adv Ma Ris Effective
crip anc nda ky Mode
tion ed tory

Serving Cell This parameter Value – – Y – Next


Frequency specifies the range: period
downlink 0~45589
frequency of the ,
serving cell 64436~6
involved in 5535
optimization,
depending on
selected cells to
be optimized.

Neighboring This parameter Value – – Y – Next


Cell specifies the range: period
Frequency downlink 0~45589,
frequencies of 64436~6
neighboring cells 5535
involved in
optimization,
depending on
selected cells to
be optimized.

Inter- If the frequency Value – – Y – Next


Frequency of the maximum range: period
Load load cell is set to 0~100
Difference the value of Unit: %
Threshold Serving Cell
Frequency and Default
that of co- value: 30
coverage cells are
set to the value of
Neighboring Cell
Frequency, MLB
optimization is
necessary only
when the load
difference
between the
maximum load
cell and its
neighboring cells
exceeds the
threshold.

6.3.3 Process

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Figure 6-1 shows the process of Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode Inter-Frequency,
Table 6-7 describes the process.

Figure 6-1 Process of Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode Inter-Frequency

Table 6-7 Process description

Procedure Description

Log in to the For detailed operations, see the following section in SONMaster
SONMaster Operation User Guide: Reference > Logging In to the SONMaster.

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Procedure Description

Connect to the For detailed operations, see the following section in SONMaster
OSS Operation User Guide: Maintenance Management > OSS
Management.

Prepare basic For detailed operations, see the following section in SONMaster
data. Operation User Guide: Reference > Basic Data Types.

Create a region For detailed operations, see the following section in SONMaster
and start an Operation User Guide: Optimization Region Management > Region
LTE inter- Management.
frequency idle
mode MLB
optimization
feature.

(Optional) Set For detailed operations, see the following section in SONMaster
parameters for Operation User Guide: Optimization Region Management > Policy
LTE inter- Management (Single Region).
frequency idle
mode MLB
optimization.

(Optional) For detailed operations, see the following section in SONMaster


Check the LTE Operation User Guide: Optimization Region Management > Feature
inter-frequency Management.
idle mode MLB
optimization
advice.

(Optional)
Manually
deliver the LTE
inter-frequency
idle mode MLB
optimization
advice.

(Optional)
Check the
information
about
exceptions
during LTE
inter-frequency
idle mode MLB
optimization.

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Procedure Description

(Optional)
Evaluate the
optimization
effect of LTE
inter-frequency
idle mode MLB
optimization

6.3.4 Activation Observation


After you activate the feature, you can perform activation observation using the methods in
Table 6-8:

Table 6-8 Observation methods


Method Description Reference

Method 1 Check the feature running status of on -


the Optimization Feature page.

Method 2 Check the generated logs after the See the following section in
feature is activated. SONMaster Operation User
Guide: System Management >
Viewing and Collecting Statistics
About SON Logs.

Method 3 Check the MLB optimization advice For detailed operations, see the
on the optimization advice following section in SONMaster
management GUI. You are advised to Operation User Guide:
do so after a feature running period. Optimization Region
Management > Feature
Management.

6.3.5 Feature Deactivation


To deactivate this feature, click to stop this feature in the region where the feature is
running.

6.4 Monitoring

Before Executing the Optimization Advice


Before executing the optimization advice, check whether the optimization advice is
appropriate and determine whether to execute the optimization advice by referring to 6.2
Information Collection Before the Deployment.

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After Executing the Optimization Advice


After executing the optimization advice, observe the MLB optimization results and effects
based on the following performance counters:
l RRC connection attempts of corresponding frequencies and average number of users in a
cell within the optimization areas.
l The RRC setup success rate, throughput, and average buffer delay of packet of LTE
cells.
For details about the counters, see 8 References. The principles are as follows:
If the ratio of the RRC connection attempts and the that of average number of users in a cell
decrease between different frequencies, this feature is effective. For example, if the ratio of
RRC connection attempts between two carriers is 3 : 1 and 2 : 1 before and after the
optimization, respectively, this feature is effective. In addition, RRC setup success rate cannot
deteriorate. Otherwise, check the cell performance again and determine whether to execute
the optimization advice by referring to 6.2 Information Collection Before the Deployment.

6.5 Parameter Optimization


This section describes the optimization parameters. After this feature is activated, you can
properly adjust these parameters in Table 6-9 to achieve better optimization results.

Table 6-9 Optimization parameters


Parameter Name Setting Notes

Inter This If the value of this parameter is too small, the adjustable
frequency parameter range of inter-frequency high-priority reselection
high priority specifies the threshold is limited. This affects the effect of executing
upper/lower upper limit of MLB.
threshold the inter-
frequency
reselection
threshold for
high priority.

This If the value of this parameter is too large, the adjustable


parameter range of inter-frequency high-priority reselection
specifies the threshold is limited. This affects the effect of executing
lower limit of MLB.
the inter-
frequency
reselection
threshold for
high priority.

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Parameter Name Setting Notes

Inter- This If the value of this parameter is too small, the adjustable
frequency parameter range of inter-frequency lower-priority reselection
lower priority specifies the threshold is limited. This affects the effect of executing
upper/lower upper limit of MLB.
threshold the inter-
frequency
reselection
threshold for
lower priority.

This If the value of this parameter is too large, the adjustable


parameter range of inter-frequency lower-priority reselection
specifies the threshold is limited. This affects the effect of executing
lower limit of MLB.
the inter-
frequency
reselection
threshold for
lower priority.

Idle Mode This If the value of this parameter is too small, the adjustable
Cell offset parameter range of inter-frequency equal-priority reselection
upper/lower specifies the threshold is limited. This affects the effect of executing
Threshold upper limit of MLB.
the cell offset
in idle mode.

This If the value of this parameter is too large, the adjustable


parameter range of inter-frequency equal-priority reselection
specifies the threshold is limited. This affects the effect of executing
lower limit of MLB.
the cell offset
in idle mode.

Threshold on RRC setup An LTE cell is considered to be overloaded if its KPIs do


attempts at each MB not meet the required values because the number of RRC
bandwidth per hour setup attempts at each MB bandwidth per hour exceeds
the threshold. MLB needs to be executed for this cell.
l If the value of this parameter is too small,
optimization advice is generated based on limited
amount of statistics. As a result, the optimization
advice may be inaccurate.
l If the value of this parameter is too large, optimization
is hard to be triggered.

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Parameter Name Setting Notes

Threshold on average online An LTE cell is considered to be overloaded if its KPIs do


UE count at each MB not meet the required values because the average number
bandwidth per hour of online UEs at each MB bandwidth per hour exceeds
the threshold. MLB needs to be executed for this cell.
l If the value of this parameter is too small,
optimization advice is generated based on limited
amount of statistics. As a result, the optimization
advice may be inaccurate.
l If the value of this parameter is too large, optimization
is hard to be triggered.

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Optimization Task Specifications


Table 7-1 describes the feature specifications of Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode
Inter-Frequency.

Table 7-1 LTE MLB feature specifications


Maximum Optimization Historical Optimization Historical Optimization
Scope of a Single Task Storage Period (Number) Storage Duration (Day)
(Cell)

20000 30 90

NOTE
The historical optimization storage time is restricted by periods and duration.

Version Mapping Specifications


Client Version

l Windows 7 (32-bit) or (64-bit)


l Windows 8 (32-bit) or (64-bit)
l Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows
l Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)
l Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
l Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)

Internet Explorer 10.0, Internet Explorer 11.0, Firefox 24 ESR, Firefox


Web browser
31 ESR, or Firefox 38 ESR

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Client Version

l Minimum resolution: 1280 x 768


Resolution l Maximum resolution: 1440 x 900 (If the actual resolution on the
SONMaster client exceeds this resolution, the adaptive layout is
supported.)

Server Version

SUSE 10
operating system SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 and SUSE Linux Enterprise
used by the ATAE Server 11 SP3
cluster system

Sybase 15 Sybase 15.5 (EBF 21264 SMP ESD#5) or later

System Specifications
Maximum Specification

400 1200 2000 3200 4000


Item Equiv Equiva Equival Equival Equival Description
alent lent ent NEs ent NEs ent NEs
NEs NEs

Region Management

The number of
Number of regions is restricted
10 16 32 32 32
regions by that of
equivalent NEs.

Client capability

Number of clients
Number of
that can be
clients that
concurrently
can be 50 50 50 50 50
connected to the
connected
SONMaster
concurrently
system.

OSS access capability

Number of Number of Huawei


Huawei OSSs that can be
OSSs that concurrently
4 8 10 20 20
can be connected to the
connected SONMaster
concurrently system.

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400 1200 2000 3200 4000


Item Equiv Equiva Equival Equival Equival Description
alent lent ent NEs ent NEs ent NEs
NEs NEs

Cell group Management

Number of cell
Number of group that can be
zone 100 100 100 100 100 created in the
templates SONMaster
system.

Holiday policy management

Number of holiday
Number of policies that can be
holiday 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 created in the
policies SONMaster
system.

Antenna management

Number of
antennas that can
Number of
1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 be imported in the
antennas
SONMaster
system.

Engineering parameter management

Engineering
parameters for cells
in the surrounding
areas need to be
Maximum imported.
number of Therefore, the
cells whose number of cells
300,00
engineering 300,000 300,000 450,000 450,000 whose engineering
0
parameters parameters can be
can be imported is greater
imported than the number of
cells that can
access the
SONMaster
system.

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Maximum Specification

400 1200 2000 3200 4000


Item Equiv Equiva Equival Equival Equival Description
alent lent ent NEs ent NEs ent NEs
NEs NEs

Maximum
number of
Number of
repeaters
repeaters that can
whose 300,00
300,000 300,000 450,000 450,000 be imported in the
engineering 0
SONMaster
parameters
system.
can be
imported

Map management

Size of a
Specification of the
single
e-map file (in ZIP
compressed
300 300 300 300 300 format) that can be
package of
imported into the
the e-map
client.
(unit: MB)

Specification of the
Size of a e-map file (in GRC
single file of or GRD format)
100 100 100 100 100
the e-map that can be
(unit: MB) imported into the
client.

Number of e-maps
Number of
10 30 50 50 50 that can be added
e-maps
on the SONMaster.

Size of the
Specification of the
offline map
offline map file that
file that can 300 300 300 300 300
can be imported
be imported
into the client.
(unit: MB)

Number of offline
Number of
maps that can be
offline map 50 50 50 50 50
added on the
files
SONMaster.

Total size of Total size of disk


disk space space occupied by
occupied by the offline map
50 50 50 50 50
offline map files that can be
files (unit: added to the
Gbyte) SONMaster.

Task execution capability

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400 1200 2000 3200 4000


Item Equiv Equiva Equival Equival Equival Description
alent lent ent NEs ent NEs ent NEs
NEs NEs

The concept
Total "region" is used to
number of 10 16 20 28 32 replace "task" from
regions SONMaster
V100R017C10.

Total number of
Total
tasks that can be
number of
created and
tasks that
executed
can be 20000 20000 20000 20000 20000
concurrently for a
created for a
single feature in the
single
SONMaster
feature
system.

Maximum Maximum number


number of of cells of a single
50 50 50 50 50
cells of a task (excluding
single task IPO)

Number of
cell-level Number of cell-
parameter level parameter
templates 20 20 20 20 20 templates for each
(within a feature in each
single region
region)

Optimization advice

Storage
duration of Maximum storage
long-period duration of
90 90 90 90 90
optimization optimization result
result data data.
(unit: day)

Maximum
number of
optimization Maximum number
periods of optimization
within periods within
which long- 30 30 30 30 30 which the
period SONMaster saves
optimization optimization result
result data is data.
saved (unit:
integer)

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400 1200 2000 3200 4000


Item Equiv Equiva Equival Equival Equival Description
alent lent ent NEs ent NEs ent NEs
NEs NEs

Maximum storage
Storage duration of short-
duration of period or real-time
short-period optimization result
or real-time 3 3 3 3 3 data, for example,
optimization fast ANR and
result data traffic burst. The
(unit: day) specification is
three days.

Maximum Maximum number


number of of pieces of
optimization 100,00 optimization advice
100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
advice in a 0 processed in a
single batch single batch in each
(unit: piece) task.

Data storage management

Maximum
number of Maximum number
2,000,0 2,000,0 2,000,00 2,000,00 2,000,00
SON logs of SON logs that
00 00 0 0 0
(unit: can be saved.
integer)

Storage Storage duration of


duration of SON logs in the
90 90 90 90 90
SON logs SONMaster
(unit: day) system.

Storage duration of
Storage
SON exception
duration of
records. The least
SON
common multiple
exception 2 2 2 2 2
is used if multiple
records
optimization types
(unit:
of tasks have
period)
different periods.

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400 1200 2000 3200 4000


Item Equiv Equiva Equival Equival Equival Description
alent lent ent NEs ent NEs ent NEs
NEs NEs

The SONMaster
records task
execution
information within
Storage each optimization
duration of period. This item
SON task specifies the
14 14 14 14 14
execution maximum number
information of optimization
(unit: day) periods within
which the
SONMaster saves
task execution
information.

Service resumption

Maximum service
interruption
Resumption duration allows for
duration of task resumption
interrupted 360 360 360 360 360 after the
tasks (unit: SONMaster task is
minute) stopped due to an
upgrade or
exception.

KPI evaluation

Storage
duration of
hour-level Storage duration of
KPIs hour-level KPIs
24 24 24 24 24
between between every two
every two cells.
cells (unit:
hour)

Storage
duration of
day-level Storage duration of
KPIs day-level KPIs
7 7 7 7 7
between between every two
every two cells.
cells (unit:
day)

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Item Equiv Equiva Equival Equival Equival Description
alent lent ent NEs ent NEs ent NEs
NEs NEs

Storage
duration of
hour-level Storage duration of
KPIs of a hour-level KPIs of
cell, base 72 72 72 72 72 a cell, base station,
station, or or base station
base station controller.
controller
(unit: hour)

Storage
duration of
day-level Storage duration of
KPIs of a day-level KPIs of a
cell, base 30 30 30 30 30 cell, base station,
station, or or base station
base station controller.
controller
(unit: day)

Maximum number
Maximum
of KPIs selected
number of
for an object when
KPIs 10 10 10 10 10
you compare
selected for
multiple KPIs of
an object
the same object.

Maximum number
Maximum
of objects selected
number of
for a KPI when you
objects 10 10 10 10 10
compare the same
selected for
KPI of multiple
a KPI
objects.

File import

All files imported


Size of the
into the client are
file that can
subject to the
be imported
100 100 100 100 100 specification,
into the
except the upgrade
client (unit:
package in the
MB)
maintenance tools.

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8 References

Table 8-1 describes evaluation granularities, evaluation counters, and counter generation rules
related to optimization effect evaluation of Mobility Load Balancing - LTE Idle Mode Inter-
Frequency.

Table 8-1 Optimization effect evaluation counters


Task Evalu Evaluation Counter Generation Rule Used to
Type ation Counter Determine
Gran Task-level Stop
ularit or Not
y

LTE Cell Number of L.RRC.ConnReq.Att(152672665 No


MLB RRC 8)
Connection
Setup Requests

Average L.Traffic.User.Ulsync.Avg(15267 No
Number of UL 28333)
Synchronized
Users in a Cell

Downlink L.Thrp.bits.DL(1526728261)/8 No
Traffic Volume

RRC Resource L.RRC.SetupFail.ResFail(152672 Yes


Congestion 7083) /
Rate L.RRC.ConnReq.Att(152672665
8) * 100%

E-RAB L.E- Yes


Resource RAB.FailEst.NoRadioRes(15267
Congestion 28279) / L.E-
Rate RAB.AttEst(1526727545) *
100%

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Task Evalu Evaluation Counter Generation Rule Used to


Type ation Counter Determine
Gran Task-level Stop
ularit or Not
y

Downlink L.ChMeas.PRB.DL.Used.Avg(15 Yes


Resource 26726740) /
Block Utilizing L.ChMeas.PRB.DL.Avail(15267
Rate 28433) * 100%

RRC Setup L.RRC.ConnReq.Succ(15267266 No


Success Rate 59)/
L.RRC.ConnReq.Att(152672665
8) * 100%

NOTE
For details about raw counters and counter IDs related to counter generation rules, see 3900 Series Base
Station Performance Counter Reference.

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