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Prepared by Reviewed by Tested by Approved by Zhao Gang,Chen Jie,Wei Qi Yao Jianhui,Xu Jiajia, Dang Gang,Ni Huijun Fu Xuedong Zou Yu Date Date Date Date 2012-04-05 2012-04-08 2012-04-10 2012-04-26

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Contents
1.1 Product Version.........................................................................................................................................................1 1.2 Software Versions.....................................................................................................................................................1 1.3 Hardware Versions....................................................................................................................................................1 1.4 Related Product Versions..........................................................................................................................................4 1.5 OS and Database Versions........................................................................................................................................7 1.6 Virus Scan Result......................................................................................................................................................7 2.1 Compatibility with Earlier Product Versions............................................................................................................9 2.2 Compatibility with Earlier Board Software Versions...............................................................................................9 4.1 What's New.............................................................................................................................................................13 4.1.1 Feature Updates................................................................................................................................................13 4.1.2 Hardware Updates............................................................................................................................................41 4.1.3 Command Line Updates...................................................................................................................................41 4.1.4 Parameter Updates............................................................................................................................................41 4.1.5 Alarm Updates..................................................................................................................................................41 4.1.6 Event Updates...................................................................................................................................................41 4.1.7 Counter Updates...............................................................................................................................................41 4.1.8 License Updates................................................................................................................................................41 4.2 Resolved Issues.......................................................................................................................................................41 4.3 Known Issues..........................................................................................................................................................79 5.1 What's New.............................................................................................................................................................81 5.1.1 Feature Updates................................................................................................................................................81 5.1.2 Hardware Updates..........................................................................................................................................107 5.1.3 Command Line Updates.................................................................................................................................107 5.1.4 Parameter Updates..........................................................................................................................................107 5.1.5 Alarm Updates................................................................................................................................................107 5.1.6 Event Updates.................................................................................................................................................107 5.1.7 Counter Updates.............................................................................................................................................107 5.1.8 License Updates..............................................................................................................................................108 5.2 Resolved Issues.....................................................................................................................................................108 5.3 Known Issues........................................................................................................................................................116 6.1 What's New...........................................................................................................................................................118 6.1.1 Feature Updates..............................................................................................................................................118 6.1.2 Hardware Updates..........................................................................................................................................266 Issue 01 (2012-04-26) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.. iii

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6.1.3 Command Line Updates.................................................................................................................................266 6.1.4 Parameter Updates..........................................................................................................................................266 6.1.5 Alarm Updates................................................................................................................................................266 6.1.6 Event Updates.................................................................................................................................................267 6.1.7 Counter Updates.............................................................................................................................................267 6.1.8 License Updates..............................................................................................................................................267 6.2 Resolved Issues.....................................................................................................................................................267 6.3 Known Issues........................................................................................................................................................316 7.1 What's New...........................................................................................................................................................318 7.1.1 Feature Updates..............................................................................................................................................318 7.1.2 Hardware Updates..........................................................................................................................................374 7.1.3 Command Line Updates.................................................................................................................................374 7.1.4 Parameter Updates..........................................................................................................................................374 7.1.5 Alarm Updates................................................................................................................................................374 7.1.6 Event Updates.................................................................................................................................................374 7.1.7 Counter Updates.............................................................................................................................................374 7.1.8 License Updates..............................................................................................................................................374 7.2 Resolved Issues.....................................................................................................................................................374 7.3 Known Issues........................................................................................................................................................416 8.1 V900R014C00 Documentation............................................................................................................................417 8.2 Updates to Related Documentation......................................................................................................................417 8.2.1 Changes from V900R014C00SPC300 to V900R014C00SPC500.................................................................417 8.2.2 Changes from V900R014C00SPC200 to V900R014C00SPC300.................................................................418 8.2.3 Changes from V900R013C00SPC500 to V900R014C00SPC200.................................................................418 8.2.4 Changes from V900R012C01SPC500 to V900R014C00SPC200.................................................................418 8.3 Obtaining Documentation.....................................................................................................................................418 8.3.1 Support Website..............................................................................................................................................418

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1.1 Product Version
Product Name Product Model Product Version

Version Requirements

HUAWEI BSC6900/HUAWEI BSC6000 HUAWEI BSC6900/HUAWEI BSC6000 V900R014C00SPC500

1.2 Software Versions


Software Name LMT OMU M2000 mediation Software Version V900R014C00SPC500 V900R014C00SPC500 iManagerM2000_BSC6900GSM_MATCH_ENG_V200R012C0 0SPC500

1.3 Hardware Versions


Physica l Board Name SCUa SCUb Logical Board Name SCUa SCUb Bar Code Label PCB Version BIOS/Extended BIOS Version BootROM Upgrade Required (Yes/No) Yes Yes

WP11PSCUa WP11SCUb

Ver.D Ver.B

258 117

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Physica l Board Name GCUa

Logical Board Name GCUa

Bar Code Label

PCB Version

BIOS/Extended BIOS Version

BootROM Upgrade Required (Yes/No) Yes

WP11GCUa

Ver.B Ver.C Ver.F

224

GCGa

GCGa

WP11GCGa

Ver.B Ver.C Ver.F

224

Yes

TNUa

TNUa

WP11PTSUa

Ver.A Ver.B Ver.C

224

Yes

XPUa

XPUa/GCP XPUa/RGCP XPUa/MCP

WP11XPUa

Ver.B Ver.C

257

Yes

DPUa

DPUa/GTC

WP11DPUa

Ver.A Ver.B Ver.C

224

Yes

DPUb DPUc DPUd DPUf DPUg

DPUb/GTC DPUb/GPCU DPUc/GTC DPUd/GPCU DPUf DPUg

WP11DPUb WP11DPUc WP11DPUd WP11PVCU WP11DPUg

Ver.C Ver.C Ver.C Ver.B Ver.B Ver.C Ver.E

224 224 224 117 120

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

PEUa

PEUa/FR PEUa/HDLC PEUa/IP PEUa/Abis_IP

WP11PEUa

Ver.A

120

Yes

POUa FG2a GOUa

POUa/IP FG2a/GbIP FG2a/IP GOUa/IP

WP11POUa WP11FG2a WP11GOUa

Ver.A Ver.A Ver.A

120 120 120

Yes Yes Yes

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Physica l Board Name EIUa

Logical Board Name EIUa/Abis EIUa/Ater EIUa/Pb EIUa/A

Bar Code Label

PCB Version

BIOS/Extended BIOS Version

BootROM Upgrade Required (Yes/No) Yes

WP11EIUa

Ver.A Ver.B

255

OIUa

OIUa/Abis OIUa/Ater OIUa/Pb OIUa/A

WP11OIUa

Ver.A Ver.B

255

Yes

XPUb

XPUb/GCP XPUb/RGCP XPUb/MCP

WP11XPUb

Ver.B Ver.C Ver.D Ver.E

120

Yes

POUc

POUc/TDM POUc/IP

WP11POUc

Ver.B Ver.C Ver.E

120

Yes

FG2c

FG2c/IP

WP11FG2c

Ver.B Ver.C Ver.E

120

Yes

GOUc

GOUc/IP

WP11GOUc

Ver.B Ver.C Ver.E

120

Yes

FG2d GOUd OMUa OMUb OMUc DPUe

FG2d/IP GOUd/IP OMUa OMUb OMUc DPUe

WP11FG2d WP11GOUd WP11OMUa WP11OMUb WP11OMUc WP11DPUe

Ver.E Ver.E Ver.B Ver.B Ver.C Ver.E

120 120 025 120

Yes Yes Yes Yes

NIUa FG2d

NIUa FG2d/IP

WP11PNIUa WP11FG2d

Ver.E Ver.B Ver.C Ver.E

120 120

Yes Yes

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Physica l Board Name GOUd

Logical Board Name GOUd/IP

Bar Code Label

PCB Version

BIOS/Extended BIOS Version

BootROM Upgrade Required (Yes/No) Yes

WP11GOUd

Ver.B Ver.C Ver.E

120

1.4 Related Product Versions


Product Name CBC MSC Product Model CBC G9 Product Version CBC V300R001B02D001 (recommended) MSC9880 MSOFTX3000V100R005C01 (recommended among the earlier versions, which are compatible with the current version of the BSC, in cases other than IP transport on the A interface) The following versions or later (required in the case of IP transport on the A interface): a) MSC9880 MSOFTX3000 V100R008C03 b) MSC9880 MSOFTX3000 V100R007C05 MSC9880 MSOFTX3000V100R008C03 or later (required in the case of hybrid IP transport on the A interface) MSC9880 MSOFTX3000V200R008C03 G6 MSCV620R004C02B027 (recommended for China Mobile) MSCV600R004B03D103 (recommended for China Unicom) MSCV610R002B12D004 (recommended for other telecom operators) Developed on the ATCA platform NA Developed on the CPCI platform Remarks

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Product Name

Product Model G3

Product Version MSCV300R005B04D005 (recommended for deployment in China) MSCV330R006B08D004 (recommended for deployment in regions out of China)

Remarks NA

UMG

UMG

UMG V200R007C01 (recommended among the earlier versions, which are compatible with the current version of the BSC, in cases other than IP transport on the A interface) UMG V200R008C03 or later (required in the case of IP transport on the A interface)

NA

SGSN

SGSN

SGSN9810 V800R009C01 (recommended) SGSN9810 V900R001C03 or later (required for interoperability between GSM and LTE)

Developed on the CPCI platform

GGSN

GGSN

GGSN9811 V900R007C01 (recommended) GGSN9811 V900R007C02 SPC500 or later (required for differentiation between PS services)

Developed on the PGP platform

M2000 CME VNP INSIGHT SHARP NASTAR MBTS

M2000-II CME VNP INSIGHT SHARP NASTAR MBTS

iManager M2000 V200R012C00SPC200 or later iManager M2000-CME V200R012C00SPC200 or later V100R001C00SPC301 or later INSIGHT SHARP V100R002C00SPC500 iManager Nastar V600R010C00SPC200 or later BTS3900V100R007C00SPC200 or later BTS3900 V100R004C00SPC100 or later BTS3900 V100R003C00SPC200 or later BTS3900 V100R002C00SPC120 or later SRAN7.0 SRAN6.0 SRAN5.0 SRAN3.0

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Product Name BTS

Product Model BTS3900 series (including the BTS3900, BTS3900A, BTS3900L, and DBS3900)

Product Version BTS3000V100R014C00SPC006 or later BTS3000V100R0013C00SPC003 or later BTS3000V100R0012C00SPC025 or later BTS3900 V100R009C00SPC058 or later BTS3900 V100R009C00SPC081 or later (required for Abis over IP) BTS3000V100R008C11SPC003 or later

Remarks BSS14.0 BSS13.0 BSS12.0 BSS9.0

BSS8.1 BSS13.0 BSS8.1 BSS13.0 BSS12.0 BSS9.0 BSS8.1

Pico and micro BTSs(BTS3900B/BTS39 00E) BTS3012 series (including the BTS3012, BTS3012AE, BTS3012II, BTS3006C, and BTS3002E)

BTS3000V600R013C00 or later BTS3000V100R008C12SPC008 or later BTS3000V200R0013C00 or later BTS3000V200R0012C00 or later BTS3000V200R009C00SPC002 or later BTS3000V100R008C11SPC026 or later BSS9.0 version required for Abis over IP

BTS3X series

For the BTS30/BTS312/BTS3012A: G3BTS32V302R007C02SPC025 or later For the BTS3001C (micro cell): G3BTS34V304R002C08 or later For the BTS3002C (micro cell): G3BTS36V306R007C01B018 or later

BSS7.0

BSS7.0

BTS2X series PCU PCU35

Not supported V300R008C03SPH008(recommende d), compatible with all V300R008C03 versions V300R008C11SPH003(recommende d), compatible with V300R008C03 and later

NA NA

PCU6000

NA

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1.5 OS and Database Versions


OS Version Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition SP2 Patch package: Win2k3ENx862011Basic Patches Database Version mysql 5.0 Remarks Only the installation can be performed. To download the patch package, perform the following steps: 1. Access http://support.huawei.com. 2. After a successful login, choose Software Center > Version Software > Wireless Product Line> SingleRAN > SRAN O&M tools. 3. Download Win2k3ENx862011Basic and the detailed information about the patch is listed in the document 2011Basic Patches information list_20120104.xls. Suse Linux 9 Dopra Linux V100R001C03 Dopra Linux V200R003C02 mysql 5.0 mysql 5.0 Only the installation can be performed. Only the installation can be performed.

1.6 Virus Scan Result


This software package has been scanned by the McAfee antivirus software. No virus is detected. The detailed scanning result is as follows. Antivirus Software Name Antivirus Software Version Virus Database Version Scanning Date McAfee

ver.8.7.0i

6603

2012-5-2

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Scanning Result

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Version Compatibility

2.1 Compatibility with Earlier Product Versions


The current version of the BSC can provide all features of BSC6900 V900R13C00,BSC6900 V900R12C01, BSC6900 V900R11C00, BSC6000 V900R008C12 and earlier versions.

2.2 Compatibility with Earlier Board Software Versions


The following tables describe the compatibility of the current version with earlier released board versions.
NOTE

In the following tables, Y represents compatible, and N represents incompatible.

Figure 1.1 Compatibility with earlier board versions Board Name SCUa GCUa TNUa XPUa DPUa DPUc DPUd PEUa FG2a GOUa BSC6000V900R008 C12 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y BSC6000V900R008 C01 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

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Board Name EIUa OIUa OMUb

BSC6000V900R008 C12 Y Y Y

BSC6000V900R008 C01 Y Y Y

Figure 1.2 Compatibility with earlier board versions (BSC6900) Board Name SCUa SCUb GCUa TNUa XPUa DPUa DPUc DPUd DPUf DPUg PEUa FG2a GOUa EIUa OIUa OMUb GOUc XPUb FG2c POUc GCGa POUa OMUa BSC6900V9 00R011 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y BSC6900V9 00R012C01 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y BSC6900V 900R013C0 0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

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Board Name OMUc DPUe NIUa FG2d GOUd

BSC6900V9 00R011 N N N N N

BSC6900V9 00R012C01 N N N N N

BSC6900V 900R013C0 0 Y N N N N

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No. 1 2 3 4 Item Time Area/Site Others End of the version None.

Important Notes

Figure 1.3 Notes and cautions for using BSC6900 V900R014C00SPC500 Description No restriction.

Limited features can be launched for commercial use only after they pass Beta tests. It is determined by version life cycle management.

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4.1 What's New
4.1.1 Feature Updates
New Features
1.

Changes from

V900R014C00SPC300 to V900R014C00SPC500

Forcible SSL Application to the Communication Between a BSC6900 and External Devices

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Description

This function forcibly applies the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to the communication between a BSC6900 and external devices. External devices include peripherals that interconnect with the BSC6900, for example, the Vendor Network Probe (VNP), and devices that remotely manage the BSC6900, for example, the M2000.

Benefit

This function further secures the communication between the BSC6900 and external devices.

Implementatio This function is enabled when the CONNTYPE parameter in the SET CONNTYPE command is set to ONLY_SSL(Only SSL Connection). n Before this function is enabled, a root certificate file, a certificate file, and a private key file must be added to the BSC6900. After this function is enabled, the following must be done:

The BSC6900 must automatically shut down all the non-SSL ports used for communication with external devices. External devices must establish only SSL connections to the BSC6900. They cannot establish non-SSL connections.

Related Operations

Run the following command to enable this function: SET CONNTYPE: CONNTYPE=ONLY_SSL; Run the LST SSLCONF command to check whether this function has been enabled.

Trouble Ticket DTS: 2011121904845 Number Feature ID None

2.

Independent Upgrade of the Rule Library

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Description Benefit

The rule library can be upgraded independently in this release.


The rule library upgrade is independent of the version upgrade.

Implementat 1. Run the DSP BRDVER command to obtain the current version number of ion the rule library. Check whether the rule library is of the desired version. 2. If the version of the current rule library is different from the desired version, upload the desired rule library file to the OMU active workspace/bam/version_x/bin/fam directory through FTP. 3. Run the LOD BRD command to load the file to the NIUa. Then, run the RST BRD command to reset the NIUa.
The active OMU does not check the rule library file during the integrity check.

The standby OMU automatically synchronizes the rule library file with the active OMU.
The CMP BRDVER command no longer checks the rule library file, avoiding false alarm reporting.

Related Operations

1. To query the version number of the current rule library, run the DSP BRDVER command. The following is an example: DSP BRDVER: SRN=0, SN=8; 2. To load the rule library file to the NIUa, run the LOD BRD command. The following is an example: LOD BRD: BT=NIUa, LGCAPPTYPE=NIU, SRN=0, SN=8, LT=RULELIB; 3. To enable the new rule library to take effect on the NIUa, run the RST BRD command to reset the NIUa. The following is an example: RST BRD: SRN=0, SN=8;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

CR GU01245b

None

3.

Optimizing SIM Card Registration

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Description

The SIM card registration is optimized for the Fast WCDMA Reselection at 2G CS Call Release feature. The optimization enables the BSC to determine whether an MS preferentially reselects a 3G cell after the call is released based on the value of the information element (IE) "Service Handover" in the Assignment Request or Handover Request message. Before the optimization, the algorithm used by the Fast WCDMA Reselection at 2G CS Call Release feature does not consider whether MSs' SIM cards register with the UMTS network. As stated in 3GPP specifications, MSs whose SIM cards do not register with the UMTS network search for signals for at least 10s.

Benefit

The optimization prevents MSs whose SIM cards do not register with the UMTS network from failing to access the network.

Implementatio The information about neighboring UMTS cells is not contained in the Channel Release message if the following conditions are met: n The Select 3G Cell After Call Release parameter is set to YES(Yes).

The BSC CS Reserved Switch Parameter 0 parameter is set to SW1(SwPara1). The IE "Service Handover" is contained in the Assignment Request or Handover Request message and the value of the IE "Service Handover" is "Handover to UTRAN or cdma2000 shall not be performed."

Related Operations

1.Run the SET GCELLCCAD command with the Select 3G Cell After Call Release parameter set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLCCAD: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, CELLSELECTAFTERCALLREL=YES; 2.Run the SET GRSVPARA command with the BSC CS Reserved Switch Parameter 0 parameter set to SW1(SwPara1). The following is an example: SET GRSVPARA: BSCCSSWRSV0=SW1-1;

Trouble Ticket GU1484 Number Feature ID GBFD-114325

4.

Enhance user data security

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Description Benefit

To enhance user data security, user-plane data is deleted from traced messages, and PS service data trace is no longer supported. User-plane data is not included in the PTP BVC, PS Um, PS Abis, or PS single-user tracing messages. PS service data trace is no longer supported. User information in the PS CHR is encrypted.

Implementati on

PTP BVC tracing

In LLC PDU data blocks, the first two segments of the server IP address is set to 0XFF and IP addresses of MSs are encrypted. All GMM signaling messages are traced.

PS Um tracing

Only RLC/MAC headers are reserved in RLC data blocks. All control signaling messages are traced.

PS Abis tracing

Only TRAU headers are reserved in TRAU frames. All information, synchronization, and handshake frames are traced.

PS recording

MML commands and messages related to PS service data trace are deleted.

PS CHR

In the PS CHR, the first two segments of the server IP address is set to 0XFF, and IP addresses, IMSIs, and IMEIs of MSs are encrypted. Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID None DTS2012010402091

None

5.

Support for Anonymous User Identity

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Description

The BSC supports anonymous processing for user identity information in tracing messages and log files, such as international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI), international mobile equipment identity (IMEI), mobile station international ISDN number (MSISDN), and IP address. This ensures user data privacy. 1. The BSC supports anonymous processing for user identity information in tracing messages and log files, such as IMSI, IMEI, MSISDN, and IP address. 2. On the M2000, users can set whether anonymous processing for user identity information can be performed on the BSC side. 3. The cipher key and the function of anonymizing user identity information in tracing messages and log files can be specified on the M2000, but cannot be changed on the BSC side. 4. The function of anonymizing user identity information in tracing messages and log files is disabled by default. After this function is enabled, users must enter the anonymous user identity information when starting a single-user tracing task on the M2000 or LMT. 5. After the function of anonymizing user identity information in tracing messages and log files is enabled, the CPU usage of the XPU board may slightly increase if you start paging message tracing over the A interface.

Benefit Implementati on

Related Operations

1. Set the cipher key and enable the function of anonymizing user identity information in tracing messages and log files by performing the following operations: On the M2000, choose Monitor > Signaling Trace > Anonymous Policy Management. In the displayed dialog box, select Change Cipher Key, type the cipher key in Cipher Key and Confirm Cipher Key. Then, click OK. Select the Anonymous Policy option and click Enable Anonymous Policy. Then, click OK. 2. Run the LST USERIDANONSWITCH command to check whether the function of anonymizing user identity information in tracing messages and log files is enabled.

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Setting the Value of SI2Quater Indicator in the SI3 Message to TRUE in the NC1 or NC2 Mode

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Description

The condition for setting the SI2Quater indicator in the SI3 message is modified. This modification allows that the value of the SI2Quater indicator in the SI3 message can be set to TRUE, instructing an MS to parse the SI2Quater message, when the Network Control Mode parameter is not set to NC0(NC0). Before the modification, if a cell is not configured with inter-RAT neighboring cells and the Measurement Report Type parameter is not set to EnhMeasReport(Enhanced Measurement Report), the value of SI2Quater indicator cannot be set to TRUE. In this situation, the MS does not parse the SI2Quater message and reports packet measurement reports at the default interval of 3.84s in NC1 or NC2 mode. After the modification, the MS reports packet measurement reports at the interval specified in the 2Quater message in the preceding scenario. If the interval specified in the 2Quater message is shorter than 3.84s, the values of the following counters increase:

Benefit

A9401: Number of 8-Bit Packet Channel Requests Received on CCCH A9403: Number of 8-Bit Single Block Channel Requests Received on RACH A9501: Number of Uplink Assignments

If the interval specified in the 2Quater message is longer than 3.84s, the values of the preceding counters decrease. Implementati The value of SI2Quater indicator is set to TRUE if the Support Sent 2QUATER parameter is set to YES(Yes) and the Network Control Mode on parameter is set to NC1(NC1) or NC2(NC2). Related Operations 1. Run the following command with the Support Sent 2QUATER parameter set to YES(Yes): SET OTHSOFTPARA: Send2QuterFlag=YES; 2. Run either of the following commands with the Network Control Mode parameter set to NC1(NC1) or NC2(NC2): SET GCELLPSBASE: NCO=NC1; SET GCELLPSBASE: NCO=NC2; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID GU01038

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Integrating IBCA with Dynamic PDCH

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Description

This feature is optimized to ensure that a proper IBCA priority is set and dynamic PDCH conversion is allowed when the IBCA algorithm is enabled. Before the optimization, when the dynamic mobile allocation index offset (MAIO) allocated to the PDCH is inconsistent with that allocated to the TCH, the CS call occupying the TCH must be handed over to another TCH, increasing the number of CS handovers. In addition, the CS call may not be allocated to an optimal TCH due to an improper IBCA priority. The optimization decreases the CS call drop rate and increases the handover success rate and the value of the high quality indicator (HQI). However, it also increases the TBF abnormal release rate.

Benefit

Implementati 1. For the cells that participate in both radio frequency (RF) frequency hopping (FH) and cyclic FH and are enabled with the IBCA on algorithm: If the Enhanced IBCA PDCH Dynamic Conversion parameter is set to ON(On) and the Target CIR for IBCA MAIO Configured on TRX parameter is set to 255, TCHs in the cells cannot be converted to dynamic PDCHs. In other situations, TCHs in the cells can be converted to dynamic PDCHs. In addition, only the MAIOs allocated to the PDCHs can be used. If the ongoing CS calls using the allocated MAIOs experience soft blocking, TCH-to-PDCH conversion cannot be performed until the timer specified by the IBCA PDCH Dynamic Convert Penalty Timer parameter expires. 2. The Enhanced IBCA PDCH Dynamic Conversion parameter is set to ON(On) when the BSC evaluates interference on TCHs. In this situation, the BSC updates the IBCA priority by accumulating the interference on TCHs, PDCHs, and SDCCHs. Related Operations

Run the SET GCELLCHMGAD command with the Enhanced IBCA PDCH Dynamic Conversion parameter set to ON(On). The following is an example: SET GCELLCHMGAD: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, IBCAPDDYNTRENHANCE=ON;

Run the SET GCELLCHMGAD command with the IBCA PDCH Dynamic Convert Penalty Timer parameter set to an appropriate value. The following is an example: SET GCELLCHMGAD: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, IBCAPDCHDYNTRANTMR=8;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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Support for Normalized IP VLAN Configuration

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Description

When a BTS is configured in multi-mode, configuration policies for traditional IP virtual local area networks (VLAN) vary depending on networking topologies and the configuration relationship is complex. This feature simplifies VLAN configuration solutions and achieves normalized VLAN policies.

Benefit

The platform is unified and VLAN polices for different products are consistent. Networking and configuration solutions are simplified. Co-transmission requirements are met. The value of VLAN Priority in the ADD BTSVLANMAP command has been changed to 0 to 7 and 255. (The original value range is 0 to 7.) When VLAN Priority is set to 255, the MML command SET BTSDSCPMAP is added to uniformly configure the mapping between differentiated services code points (DSCPs) and VLAN priorities, achieving normalized VLAN policies. Run the ADD BTSVLANMAP command with VLAN Priority set to 255, which indicates that the VLAN priority is invalid. When VLAN Priority is set to 255, run the SET BTSDSCPMAP command to set the mapping between DSCPs and VLAN priorities.

Implementa tion

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Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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Modified Features
9. Optimized Mechanism for Masking the Cause of ALM-21581 Path Fault

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Description Benefit Implementati on

The mechanism for masking the cause of ALM-21581 Path Fault has been optimized. Alarm reporting is more accurate. If multiple faults cause a path fault, the BSC6900 reports ALM-21581 Path Fault with the highest-priority cause. The alarm causes are listed in descending order of priority: bearing port not configured, bearing board fault, bearing port unavailable, path unavailability notified by OM, and ping failure. If ALM-21581 Path Fault with the cause "ping failure" has been reported before a bearing port not configured fault is detected, the BSC6900 clears the alarm and reports ALM-21581 Path Fault with the cause "bearing port not configured". If ALM-21581 Path Fault with the cause "ping failure" has been reported before a bearing port unavailable fault is detected, the BSC6900 clears the alarm.

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

This function does not need to be configured. DTS2012032006218

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10. VAMOS

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Description

This feature supports separate configuration of load thresholds for VAMOS channel multiplexing during intra-cell handovers and assignment and separate configuration of quality and signal level thresholds for VAMOS channel multiplexing and demultiplexing in the overlaid and underlaid subcells. This feature allows differentiated VAMOS channel multiplexing and demultiplexing parameters for the overlaid and underlaid subcells, improving configuration flexibility for VAMOS parameters.

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Implementa VAMOS parameter setting optimization tion The Multiplexing Load Thres. Offset in Assignment parameter is added. When VAMOS channel multiplexing during assignment is enabled in common cells and underlaid subcells in concentric cells, the decision procedure for VAMOS channel multiplexing during assignment is triggered if the cell load or load in the underlaid subcell is higher than or equal to the sum of Channel Multiplex Load Thres. and Multiplexing Load Thres. Offset in Assignment. When VAMOS channel multiplexing during assignment is enabled in overlaid subcells, the decision procedure for VAMOS channel multiplexing during assignment is triggered if the load in the overlaid subcell is higher than or equal to the sum of Load Thres. in Overlaid Subcell and Multiplexing Load Thres. Offset in Assignment.

The OL Multiplexing Rx Level Thres. Offset parameter is added. A new call in the overlaid subcell is selected as the candidate VAMOS call if both of the following conditions are met: The downlink receive level of the new call is higher than or equal to the sum of DL Rx Lev. Thres. of VAMOS Calls, Rx Lev. Thres. Offset During Assignment, and OL Multiplexing Rx Level Thres. Offset. The uplink and downlink receive signal quality, AdapTive Cell Border (ATCB), and P/N criterion meets specified conditions.

An established call in the overlaid subcell is selected as the candidate VAMOS call if both of the following conditions are met:

The downlink receive signal level of the established call is higher than or equal to the sum of DL Rx Lev. Thres. of VAMOS Calls and OL Multiplexing Rx Level Thres. Offset. The uplink and downlink receive signal quality, ATCB, and P/N criterion meets specified conditions.

The OL Multiplexing Rx Quality Thres. Offset parameter is added. A new call in the overlaid subcell is selected as the candidate VAMOS call if the following conditions are met:

The uplink receive signal quality of the new call is smaller than or equal to UL Rx Qual. Thres. of Established Calls minus Channel Multiplex Rx Qual. Thres. Offset in Asgmt. and OL Multiplexing Rx Quality Thres. Offset. Downlink receive signal quality of the new call is smaller than or equal to DL Rx Qual. Thres. of Established Calls minus VamosAssUlQualThdOffset and Channel Multiplex Rx Qual. Thres. Offset in Asgmt. The downlink receive level of the new call, ATCB, and P/N criterion meet specified conditions.

An established call in the overlaid subcell is selected as the candidate VAMOS call if the following conditions are met:

The uplink receive signal quality of the established call is smaller than or equal to UL Rx Qual. Thres. of Established Calls minus OL Multiplexing Rx Quality Thres. Offset. The downlink receive signal quality of the established call is smaller than or equal to DL Rx Qual. Thres. of Established Calls minus OL Multiplexing Rx Quality Thres. Offset. The downlink receive signal level of the established call, ATCB, and P/N criterion meet specified conditions.
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Run the SET GCELLVAMOS command with Multiplexing Load Thres. Offset in Assignment, OL Multiplexing Rx Level Thres. Offset, OL Multiplexing Rx Quality Thres. Offset, and OL BQ Demultiplexing Rx Quality Thres. Offset set to appropriate values. SET GCELLVAMOS: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, VamosSwitch=ON, VamosAssSwitch=ON, VAMOSASSLOADOFT=100, VAMOSOLRXLEVOFT=128, VAMOSOLRXQUALOFT=70, VAMOSDEPOLRXQUALOFT=70;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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11. Setting Power Control Parameters for Overlaid and Underlaid Subcells Independently

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Description

Traditionally, power control parameters are set on a concentric cell basis. Now, power control parameters are set independently for an overlaid subcell and an underlaid subcell. Provides optimal network performance because power control parameters for the overlaid and underlaid subcells are decoupled to implement different power control strategies for the overlaid and underlaid subcells. Increases the high quality indicator (HQI) for the overlaid subcell. In an overlaid subcell, if power control decision III, Interference Based Channel Allocation (IBCA), Multi-Carrier Power Amplifier (MCPA), or Voice services over Adaptive Multi-user channels on One Slot (VAMOS) invokes the power control III parameters, the SET GCELLPWR3 command is executed with specific offset parameters set to appropriate values. The offsets are then added to the values of the power control III parameters. In an underlaid subcell or a common cell, the offset parameters do not take effect.

Benefit

Implementati on

Related Operations

Run the SET GCELLPWR3 command with the following offset parameters set to appropriate values:

OL UL Level Threshold Offset OL DL Level Threshold Offset OL UL Quality Threshold Offset OL DL Quality Threshold Offset OL UL Level Class Protect Factor Offset OL DL Level Class Protect Factor Offset OL UL Quality Class Protect Factor Offset OL DL Quality Class Protect Factor Offset

Trouble Ticket CR GU01264 Number Feature ID GBFD-113201

12. HUAWEI I Handover

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Description

Use of BCCH receive level after filtering For the overlaid subcell of an enhanced concentric cell using Huawei handover algorithm I, the BCCH receive level after filtering is used to rank candidate cells for handovers.

Benefit

Decreases the number of handover requests when the BCCH receive level after filtering is used for calls in the overlaid subcell of an enhanced concentric cell. This is because the BCCH receive level may fluctuate when calls are in the overlaid subcell of an enhanced concentric cell. If the BCCH receive level fluctuates greatly, the number of handover requests increases. If the MR Interpolation Optimize parameter is set to YES(Yes), the BCCH receive level after filtering is used to rank candidate cells for handovers. If the MR Interpolation Optimize parameter is set to NO(No), the BCCH receive level reported in real time is used to rank candidate cells for handovers. If no BCCH receive level is reported, the compensated TCH receive level for power control is used to rank candidate cells for handovers. Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command with Current HO Control Algorithm set to HOALGORITHM1(Handover algorithm I) and MR Interpolation Optimize set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=1, HOCTRLSWITCH=HOALGORITHM1, MrIntrplOptSwitch=YES;

Implementati on

Related Operations

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

CR GU1490

GBFD-110601

13. Enhanced Voice Quality During Compatible Handover in A over IP Mode

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After a compatible handover in A over IP mode, the synchronization source (SSRC) remains unchanged, and the sequence number (SN) and timestamp number (TSN) are continuous in the RTP frame sent over the A interface from the BSC. Voice quality improves during compatible handovers. After a compatible handover in A over IP mode, the BSC sends an RTP frame that inherits information about the SSRC, SN, and TSN from the last RTP frame sent before the handover. Therefore, the SSRC remains unchanged, and the SN and TSN are continuous in the RTP frame sent over the A interface from the BSC. None CR GU00954

Benefit Implementati on

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

GBFD-118602

14. Enhanced A over IP transmission Description Benefit Implementat ion In A over IP mode, the BSC processes invalid AMR rate carried in an AMR request message during a voice call. The BSC is enhanced to interwork with the MGW of another vendor. In A over IP mode, the BSC sends the MGW an AMR request message where the AMR field is always set to a valid value to the MGW. After receiving a request message where the AMR field is 0xF from the MGW, the BSC sets this CMR field to the maximum rate in the current active codec set (ACS). Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID To set SwPara0 and SwPara1 of TC Reserve Para1 to ON, run the following MML command: SET TCRSVPARA: TCRESERVEPARA1=SW0-1&SW1-1; CR GU01365

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15. Enhanced TFO

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During an intra-BSC handover, the voice quality improves after the Tandem Free Operation (TFO) feature is enhanced. The MOS for voice quality improves after TFO establishment. In BM/TC combined mode, the value of the A3407: TFO Establishment Duration counter increases, and the values of the following counters decrease:

A3301: Number of Successful TFO Establishments(HR) A3302: Number of Successful TFO Establishments (FR) A3303: Number of Successful TFO Establishments (EFR) A3304: Number of Successful TFO Establishments (FAMR) A3305: Number of Successful TFO Establishments (HAMR) A3306: Number of Successful TFO Establishments (WBAMR)

Implementat ion Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

During an intra-BSC handover, the TFO establishment speeds up to shorten the codec time for calls. This minimizes the impact on voice calls and improves voice quality. None CR GU1541

GBFD-115701

16. TFO Supporting the Codec Type UMTS_AMR_2 Description Benefit The TFO feature is enhanced to support the codec type UMTS_AMR_2. The BSC supports TFO establishment for the MS (in another BSC) that adopts the codec type UMTS_AMR_2 during inter-MSC calls or 2G3G calls. The TFO feature enables the BSC to process Tandem Free Operation (TFO) messages and frames where the codec type is UMTS_AMR_2. None CR GU1518

Implementat ion Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

GBFD-115701

17. Optimization of License Usage Measurement for Certain License Control Items

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Description

The policies for handling license control items have been optimized for the following features during an upgrade:

Extended BCCH Fast LTE Reselection at 2G CS Call Release Multi Technology Neighbour Cell Based Handover Radio Resource Reserved Handover Between GSM/TD-SCDMA Based on Iur-g

If licenses controlling these features are insufficient, the configuration on the BSC is limited 60 days after an upgrade. To resolve this problem, users need to disable these features or apply for licenses that meet the requirements of the configuration data. Benefit In the pre-upgrade stage, if the upgrade tool checks that configuration data exceeds the license capacity, users are prompted whether to continue with the upgrade, and whether to resolve this problem by deleting the extra data or applying for a new license within 60 days after the upgrade so that the configuration on the BSC will not be limited. For users who have not used the following features, the corresponding license control items are added. For users who have used the following features, the corresponding license control items remain unchanged.

Implementati on

Extended BCCH Fast LTE Reselection at 2G CS Call Release Multi Technology Neighbour Cell Based Handover Radio Resource Reserved Handover Between GSM/TD-SCDMA Based on Iur-g For users who have used the preceding features, the upgrade tool determines whether the licenses for the new version are sufficient based on the current configuration data during an upgrade. If the configuration data exceeds the license capacity, users are prompted to delete the extra data within 60 days after the upgrade or to apply for a new license that meets the requirements of the configuration data and activate the license. Otherwise, the alarm ALM-20743 Insufficient License Resources is reported every day within the period, and the configuration on the BSC will be limited after 60 days.

Related Operations

Run the CHK DATA2LIC command to check whether configuration data of any license control item exceeds the license capacity. The following is an example: CHK DATA2LIC: FN="license_file.dat"; Run the DSP LICUSAGE command to query the current usage of each license control item. The following is an example: DSP LICUSAGE: TYPE=Current;

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18. Optimizing the ADD GSMSCB Command Output

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Description

ADD GSMSCB is an operation and maintenance (OM) command for simplified cell broadcast. Its command output displays a successful execution even when the command execution has failed. This misleads users over the maintenance of simplified cell broadcast. To resolve this problem, this feature optimizes the ADD GSMSCB command output. Specifically, this feature displays a list of cells with command execution failures and the cause values for the command execution failures if the command execution has failed. This feature helps users quickly and accurately identify faults about simplified cell broadcast.

Benefit Implementati on

If the ADD GSMSCB command is executed successfully for all cells, a successful command output is returned with ulfailCellNum displayed as 0. When this occurs, the OMU does not parse the received list of cells with command execution failures. If the ADD GSMSCB command fails to be executed because its parameters are set to incorrect values or the number of cells exceeds the maximum number allowed, a specific cause value for the execution failure is returned with ulfailCellNum displayed as 0. When this occurs, the OMU does not parse the received list of cells with command execution failures. In other cases, if the ADD GSMSCB command fails to be executed, one of the following cause values is returned: SCB_CELL_ADD_MSG_FAIL: indicates that the command fails to be executed for all cells. SCB_CELL_ADD_MSG_SOME_CELL_FAIL: indicates that the command fails to be executed for some cells. SCB_CELL_ID_ERROR: indicates that the cell index in use is incorrect.

In addition, a list of cells with command execution failures is displayed with ulfailCellNum displayed as the actual number of cells with command execution failures. When this occurs, the OMU does not parse the received list of cells with command execution failures.

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To add simplified cell broadcast messages to cells with specified cell names or indexes, do as follows: Run the ADD GSMSCB command with cell names or indexes set to appropriate values. If some cells fail to process the messages, a list of the cells is returned.

To add simplified cell broadcast messages to cells without specifying cell names or indexes, do as follows: Run the ADD GSMSCB command. After all cells under the BSC are traversed, the messages are added to activated cells that support simplified cell broadcast and are configured with cell broadcast channels (CBCHs). The actual execution result (a successful execution or a list of cells with command execution failures) is returned.

To add simplified cell broadcast messages with the same sequence number to cells, do as follows: Run the ADD GSMSCB command with some message sequence numbers set to the same value. The following message is returned: All cells fail in processing cell broadcast messages.

To add more than 63 simplified cell broadcast messages to cells, do as follows: Run the ADD GSMSCB command with the number of cells exceeding 63. A list of cells with command execution failures is returned.

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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19. Optimizing DTM Combined Update

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Description

This feature enables users to optimize dual transfer mode (DTM) combined update. The optimization shortens the duration of GPRS service interruption during a location area update (LAU). This feature optimizes the combined LAU/routing area update (RAU) procedure in DTM, improving user experience.

Benefit

Implementati The DTM Combined Update Optimize Type parameter has been added to specify whether to optimize DTM combined update. on If this parameter is set to RAU_ACC_SEND_DELAY, the BSC sends the Routing Area Updating Accept message to an MS in the packet immediate assignment procedure after an SDCCH is released. If this parameter is set to SDCCH_REL_DELAY, the BSC sends the downlink GPRS Information message instead of the Routing Area Updating Accept message to an MS. If the BSC receives a DTM Request message on an SDCCH, the BSC delays releasing the SDCCH. If this parameter is set to NO_DELAY, the BSC does not optimize DTM combined update. Related Operations Run the SET OTHSOFTPARA command with DTM Combined Update Optimize Type set to an appropriate value.

Trouble Ticket CR GU01269 Number Feature ID GBFD-114151

20. MOCN SHA Configuration Optimization

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Description

This feature is optimized so that an MS can hand over to a specified neighboring cell only if the public land mobile network (PLMN) of the specified neighboring cell is consistent with that in the mapping between handover sharing areas and location areas. Before the optimization, an MS can hand over to a specified neighboring cell only if the PLMN and location area code (LAC) of the specified neighboring cell are consistent with those in the mapping between handover sharing areas and location areas. The optimization simplifies configuration and effectively enhances configuration and maintenance of handover sharing areas.

Benefit

Implementatio The Ignore LAC parameter is added to the ADD SHALAMAP and MOD SHALAMAP commands. If this parameter is set to ON(On), the n neighboring cell whose PLMN is consistent with that in the mapping between handover sharing areas and location areas can be considered as the target cell for handovers. If this parameter is set to OFF(Off), the neighboring cell whose PLMN and LAC are consistent with those in the mapping between handover sharing areas and location areas can be considered as the target cell for handovers. Related Operations 1.Run the ADD SHALAMAP command to add the mapping between handover areas and location areas. The following is an example: ADD SHALAMAP: ShaIndex=0, SHAC=1, MCC="450", MNC="30", LAC=3030, IgnorLac=ON; 2.Run the MOD SHALAMAP command to modify the mapping between handover areas and location areas. The following is an example: MOD SHALAMAP: ShaIndex=0, IgnorLac=ON; 3.Run the LST SHALAMAP command to query the mapping between handover areas and location areas. Trouble Ticket CR GU01355 Number Feature ID GBFD-118702

21. Strategy for Selecting Speech Versions Based on the Speech Version Priorities Carried in the Message from the MSC

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Description

This feature provides a new strategy for selecting speech versions. With this strategy, the BSC can select a speech version according to the speech version priorities carried in the ASSIGNMENT REQUEST or HANDOVER REQUEST message from the MSC. In A over TDM mode, the BSC selects a speech version according to the following speech version priorities in descending order: FR AMR-WB, FR AMR, EFR, FR, HR AMR, and HR. If the speech version priorities carried in a message from an MGW are inconsistent with the preceding priorities, establishing TFO between a Huawei BSC and the MGW fails.

Benefit

This feature increases the success rate of TFO establishments between a Huawei BSC and an MGW. If the A over TDM Speech Version Select Strategy parameter is set to MSC(MSC Strategy), the proportion of traffic volume for a speech version is positively related to its priority carried in the request message from the MSC.

Implementatio The A over TDM Speech Version Select Strategy parameter is added. If this parameter is set to BSC(BSC Strategy), the BSC selects a n speech version according to the following speech version priorities in descending order: FR AMR-WB, FR AMR, EFR, FR, HR AMR, and HR. If this parameter is set to MSC(MSC Strategy), the BSC selects a speech version according to the speech version priorities carried in the ASSIGNMENT REQUEST or HANDOVER REQUEST message from the MSC. This parameter is set to BSC(BSC Strategy) by default. In A over TDM mode, the BSC selects a speech version according to the value of this parameter in any of the following scenarios:

Channel assignment Intra-BSC handovers Incoming BSC handovers Run the SET AITFOTHPARA command with the A over TDM Speech Version Select Strategy parameter set to MSC(MSC Strategy). The following is an example: SET AITFOTHPARA: CNNODEIDX=0, SpVerTdmStrategy=BSC;

Related Operations

Run the SET GCELLBASICPARA command with the TFO Switch parameter set to ENABLE(Enable). The following is an example: SET GCELLBASICPARA: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, NBAMRTFOSWITCH=ENABLE;

Trouble Ticket N/A Number Feature ID GBFD-115701

22. Support for configuring an RRU3942 on the BSC

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Description Benefit

An RRU3942, a new type of multi-carrier remote radio unit (MRRU), can be configured on the BSC. The BSC supports the configuration of an RRU3942.

Implementatio A parameter value for the RRU3942 is added to all corresponding MML commands. n Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID The value RRU3942 is added to the RXU Specification parameter in the ADD BTSRXUBRD and MOD BTSRXUBRD commands. CR GU00957 None

23. Support for configurations of an RRU3926 on a BSC Description Benefit Implementati on Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID The BSC supports the configuration of RRU3926 on BTSs. BSCs support configurations of RRU3926s. The information about RRU3926s is added to the ADD BTSRXUBRD and MOD BTSRXUBRD commands. The value RRU3926 is added to the RXU Specification parameter in the ADD BTSRXUBRD and MOD BTSRXUBRD commands. CR GU01040

None

24. Transparent timeslots can be configured in Abis IP over E1 mode.

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Description Benefit Implementati on

Transparent timeslots can be configured in Abis IP over E1 mode. BTSs from different vendors cannot be cascaded in Abis IP over E1 mode. In Abis IP over E1 mode, transparent timeslots can be configured for lower-level cascaded BTSs by using the ADD BTSTRANSTS command. After this configuration, BTSs from different vendors can be cascaded. Run the following commands to configure transparent timeslots in Abis IP over E1 mode: ADD BTSTRANSTS/MOD BTSTRANSTS/RMV BTSTRANSTS CR GU00943

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

None

25. Support for BTS bypass in IP over E1 mode

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Description Benefit

The BTS bypass function is supported in IP over E1 mode. When an upper-level BTS is powered off, its lower-level BTSs that are cascaded in the same link can still work properly.

Implementatio The BTS bypass function can be used in IP over E1 transmission mode. n The restriction on local IP addresses is removed. Specifically, when local IP addresses of PPP links or ML PPP link groups on cascaded BTSs are all 0s, these IP addresses can be configured in the same network segment. The restrictions on scenarios where this feature is used are as follows:

Currently, only 3900 series base stations support this feature. Only a BTS logical IP address can be used as a service IP address. When an upper-level BTS is powered off, services processed by its lower-level BTSs are not interrupted. When an upper-level BTS is powered on, its lower-level BTSs restart. The BTS bypass function is ineffective when transmission is interrupted or the BTS resets. The BTS bypass function is not supported when two or more E1 are used. The BTS bypass function is effective only when at least one PPP link or ML PPP link is configured on port 0. ADD BTS/MOD BTS ADD BTSPPPLNK/MOD BTSPPPLNK ADD BTSMPGRP/MOD BTSMPGRP

Related Operations

Run the following MML commands:


Trouble Ticket CR GU01311 Number Feature ID GBFD-116601

26. Support for configurations of an RRU3922E on the BSC

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Description Benefit

The BSC supports the configuration of an RRU3922E on BTSs. The BSC can work with BTSs configured with RRU3922Es (a new MRRU type).

Implementation The RRU3922E-related information is added to the ADD BTSRXUBRD and MOD BTSRXUBRD commands. In addition, the value RRU3922E is provided to the RXU Specification parameter. Related Operations Run the following MML commands:

ADD BTSRXUBRD MOD BTSRXUBRD

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

CR GU01307 None

27. Adding the Reserved Parameter Disuse Statement Description In BSC6900 V900R014, the reserved parameter disuse statement is added to inform users that reserved parameters are used in patch versions and will be replaced with new parameters in later R versions. The disuse statement prevents users from using the reserved parameters on the configuration interface.

Benefit Implementa tion

The disuse statement of a reserved parameter is added to the parameter meaning.

Disuse statement: This parameter is used temporarily in patch versions and will be replaced with a new parameter in later versions. The new parameter ID reflects the parameter function. Therefore, this parameter is not recommended for the configuration interface.

The Disuse Reserved Parameter worksheet is added to the BSC6900 GSM V900R014C00SP**** Used Reserved Parameter List.xls file. In this worksheet, the reserved parameters that are disused in BSC6900 V900R014 or later are listed.

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

None CR GU1489

None

Deleted Features
None.

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4.1.2 Hardware Updates


New Hardware
None.

Modified Hardware
None.

Removed Hardware
None.

4.1.3 Command Line Updates


See Appendix 1 of the release notes.

4.1.4 Parameter Updates


See Appendix 2 of the release notes.

4.1.5 Alarm Updates


See Appendix 3 of the release notes.

4.1.6 Event Updates


See Appendix 4 of the release notes.

4.1.7 Counter Updates


See Appendix 5 of the release notes.

4.1.8 License Updates


See Appendix 6 of the release notes.

4.2 Resolved Issues


1.
The EIUa or OIUa board resets abnormally

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Trouble Ticket iCare: 690385/793298 Number DTS2011070605293 Description


The EIUa or OIUa board that serves as an Abis interface board may reset when you perform any of the following operations:

Adding a BTS

Removing a BTS Activating a cell Deactivating a cell

Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

Minor The BTS internal protection mechanism is defective. The internal protection mechanism defect has been rectified. None

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_001

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Failed Communication Between the OMU Board and BSC6900 Boards After a NonPhysical-Layer Fault Occurs on the Link Connecting the OMU Board and the SCU Board

Trouble Ticket DTS2012010602297 Number Description Either of the following problems occurs:

ALM-20223 Communication Between GE Switching Board and OMU Faulty is reported. The panel on the LMT shows that all BSC6900 boards are faulty or not detected.

Severity Root Cause

Minor

The hardware of the Operation and Maintenance Unit (OMU) or GE Switching network and Control Unit (SCU) board is faulty, causing a nonphysical-layer fault on one of the links between the OMU board and SCU board. A function has been added to detect faults on the links between the OMU board and SCU board. After such a fault is detected, ALM-20223 Communication Between GE Switching Board and OMU Faulty is still reported. However, the BSC6900 will automatically block the faulty link so that the SCU board can communicate with the OMU board by using a functional link.
None

Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_002

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The flow control level is incorrect over the A interface.


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Trouble Ticket DTS2011060400123 Number Description Severity Root Cause Solution The BSC increases the flow control level over the A interface when the flow control level should be decreased. Minor When the BSC converts unsigned long data to unsigned char data, precision loss occurs if the unsigned long data exceeds 256. The BSC now checks whether the unsigned long data to be converted exceeds 256. If the data exceeds 256, the BSC provides protection for the data. This prevents precision loss. None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_500

Solution Impact Test Case ID

4.

The BSC does not record the information about discarded paging messages

Trouble Ticket DTS2011061701923 Number Description The BSC discards excessive paging messages and records related logs, but does not provide counters indicating information about discarded paging messages. Minor The maximum number of paging messages allowed by the BSC exceeds the maximum number of buffered IMSIs defined by the BSC. The maximum number of buffered IMSIs has been increased. If the BSC discards excessive paging messages, it now records system faults in logs. None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_501

Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

5.

The statistical value of the AR3555A: Rate of TCHs in Busy State counter is greater than the actual value.

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Trouble Ticket DTS2012022301632 Number Description Severity Root Cause The statistical value of the AR3555A: Rate of TCHs in Busy State counter is greater than the actual value. Minor The AR3555A: Rate of TCHs in Busy State counter provides the rate of occupied TCHs to available TCHs in a cell in a measurement period. The statistical value of available TCHs is smaller than the actual value, and therefore the statistical value of the AR3555A: Rate of TCHs in Busy State counter is greater than the actual value. The BSC now correctly measures the number of available TCHs in a cell. After the solution is used, the values of the following counters decrease:

Solution Solution Impact

AR3555A: Rate of TCHs in Busy State AR3555B: Rate of TCHs on BCCH TRX in Busy State AR3555C: Rate of TCHs on Non-BCCH TRX in Busy State

Test Case ID

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_502

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The BSC configured with an external PCU does not measure the CR3001-Number of Initially Configured Channels (Static PDCH) counter.

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Trouble Ticket iCare: none Number DTS2012032104445 Description Severity Root Cause The BSC configured with an external PCU does not measure the CR3001Number of Initially Configured Channels (Static PDCH) counter. Minor Measurement of the CR3001-Number of Initially Configured Channels (Static PDCH) counter does not take into account configuration of an external PCU. The BSC configured with an external PCU now measures the CR3001Number of Initially Configured Channels (Static PDCH) counter. After this solution is used for the BSC configured with an external PCU, the values of the following counters increase:

Solution Solution Impact

R3001A-Number of Initially Configured Channels (Static PDCH) (900/850/810 band) R3001B-Number of Initially Configured Channels (Static PDCH) (1800/1900 Band)

After this solution is used for the BSC configured with a built-in PCU, the values of the following counters decrease:

R3032-Number of Initially Configured Channels (Static PDCH) (Overlay Cell) AR3029-Mean Number of Dynamically Configured Channels (PDCH) (OLCELL) AR3034-Mean Number of Available Channels (PDCH) (Overlay Cell) R3005A-Number of Initially Configured Channels (Static PDTCH Support EDGE) (900/850/810 band) R3005B-Number of Initially Configured Channels (Static PDTCH Support EDGE) (1800/1900 Band) AR3025A-Mean Number of Available Channels (Support EDGE) (900/850/810 band) AR3025B-Mean Number of Available Channels (Support EDGE) (1800/1900 Band) AR3030-Mean Number of Dynamically Configured Channels (Support EDGE) (OLCELL) AR3035-Mean Number of Available Channels (Support EDGE) (Overlay Cell)

Test Case ID

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_503

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The value of the TK3104: Traffic Volume on TCH Carrying Traffic in One Location Group counter is doubled after the MR.Preprocessing parameter is set to BSC_Preprocessing(BSC preprocessing).

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

DTS2012040300561

After the MR.Preprocessing parameter is set to BSC_Preprocessing(BSC preprocessing), the value of the TK3104: Traffic Volume on TCH Carrying Traffic in One Location Group counter is doubled. Major When the Sent Freq.of preprocessed MR parameter is set to Once_ps(Once every second) and an MS reports two original measurement reports (MRs) to the BTS: If the MR.Preprocessing parameter is set to BTS_Preprocessing(BTS preprocessing), the BTS reports one MR to the BSC. If the value of the MR.Preprocessing parameter changes to BSC_Preprocessing(BSC preprocessing), the BTS reports two MRs to the BSC. As a result, the number of MRs is doubled.

Severity Root Cause

Solution

The BSC now measures the number of MRs based on the number of original MRs. Specifically, if the Sent Freq.of preprocessed MR parameter is set to Once_ps(Once every second), the number of MRs is incremented by two each time the BTS reports an MR. In this way, the BSC measures the TK3104:Traffic Volume on TCH Carrying Traffic in One Location Group counter based on the number of original MRs instead of the setting of the Sent Freq.of preprocessed MR parameter. After this solution is used:

Solution Impact

The values of the following counters is doubled if the MR.Preprocessing parameter is set to BTS_Preprocessing(BTS preprocessing) and the Sent Freq.of preprocessed MR parameter is set to Once_ps(Once every second) before this solution is used: TK3104:Traffic Volume on TCH Carrying Traffic in One Location Group TK3004:Traffic Volume on SDCCH in One Location Group TK3204:Traffic Volume on TCH Carrying Signalling in One Location Group The values of the preceding counters are quadrupled if the MR.Preprocessing parameter is set to BTS_Preprocessing(BTS preprocessing) and the Sent Freq.of preprocessed MR parameter is set to Once_2s(Once every two second) before this solution is used.

However, if the setting of the Sent Freq.of preprocessed MR parameter is changed after this solution is used, the values of the preceding counters remain unchanged. Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_504

8.

One-way audio may occur when AMRC is enabled.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description Severity Root Cause Solution

DTS2012022005028

When Adaptive Multi Rate Control (AMRC) is enabled, one-way audio may occur. Suggestion When AMRC is enabled, the BSC sends different AMR sets to the BTS and the TC subrack. AMRC triggered by congestion on the Abis interface is ineffective in Flex Abis or AMR local switching scenarios. In other scenarios, the BSC sends the same AMR set to the BTS and TC subrack when AMRC is triggered None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_505

Solution Impact Test Case ID

9.

Counters related to outgoing inter-cell handovers in the GCELL-GCELL measurement object are incorrectly measured.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

DTS2011120900137

1.The BSC measures inter-cell handovers caused by directed retry in both the Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Directed Retry) and Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Other Causes) counters. However, the BSC measures these handovers only once in the Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Requests counter. As a result, the sum of all counters in Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Handover Causes) is greater than the value of the Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Requests counter, but the sum should be equal to the value. 2.The formula used for calculating the value of the Failed Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers counter does not include the Failed Outgoing InterCell Handovers (Directed Retry) counter. The BSC measures inter-cell handover failures caused by directed retry in both the Failed Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers (Directed Retry) and Failed Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers (Other Causes) counters. 3.The formula used for calculating the value of the Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Commands counter does not include the Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Commands (Directed Retry) counter. The BSC measures inter-cell handovers caused by directed retry in the Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Commands (Other Causes) counter.

Severity Root Cause

Suggestion The formulas used for calculating the values of the Failed Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers and Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Commands counters do not include directed retry-related counters. 1.The BSC measures inter-cell handovers caused by directed retry only in the Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Directed Retry) counter. 2.The formula used for calculating the value of the Failed Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers counter includes the Failed Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers (Directed Retry) counter. The BSC measures inter-cell handovers caused by directed retry only in the Failed Outgoing InterCell Handovers (Directed Retry) counter. 3.The Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Commands (Directed Retry) counter is added. The formula used for calculating the value of the Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Commands counter includes the Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Commands (Directed Retry) counter. The BSC measures inter-cell handovers caused by directed retry only in the Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Commands (Directed Retry) counter.

Solution

Solution Impact

After this solution is used, values of the following counters decrease:


Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Other Causes) Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Commands (Other Causes) Successful Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers (Other Causes) Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Commands (Other Causes)

Compared with BSC6900 V900R13C00SPC500, BSC6900 V900R14C00SPC500 adds the Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Commands (Directed Retry) counter to measure inter-cell handovers caused by directed retry.

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Test Case ID

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_506

10. The measured values of some counters related to inter-concentric cell handovers are incorrect.

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Trouble Ticket DTS2011120603084 Number Description Severity Root Cause The number of inter-concentric cell handover commands is greater than the number of inter-concentric cell handover requests. Major When the BSC measures the number of inter-concentric cell handover requests, it measures the number of incoming underlaid or overlaid subcell handover requests based on the setting of the Pref. Subcell in HO of Intra-BSC parameter. However, the allocated channel may be different from the channel that should be preferentially selected. As a result, the measured number of inter-concentric cell handover requests is incorrect. The BSC now measures the number of incoming underlaid or overlaid subcell handover requests based on the allocated channel.

Solution

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Solution Impact

After this solution is used, the values of the following counters may fluctuate:

Number of Outgoing Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Underlaid Subcell to Underlaid Subcell) Number of Incoming Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Underlaid Subcell to Underlaid Subcell) Number of Outgoing Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Underlaid Subcell to Overlaid Subcell) Number of Incoming Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Underlaid Subcell to Overlaid Subcell) Number of Outgoing Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Overlaid Subcell to Overlaid Subcell) Number of Incoming Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Overlaid Subcell to Overlaid Subcell) Number of Outgoing Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Overlaid Subcell to Underlaid Subcell) Number of Incoming Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Overlaid Subcell to Underlaid Subcell) The values of the following counters decrease: Number of Outgoing Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Underlaid Subcell to Overlaid Subcell) Number of Incoming Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Underlaid Subcell to Overlaid Subcell) Number of Outgoing Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Overlaid Subcell to Overlaid Subcell) Number of Incoming Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Overlaid Subcell to Overlaid Subcell) The value of the following parameters increase: Number of Outgoing Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Underlaid Subcell to Underlaid Subcell) Number of Incoming Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Underlaid Subcell to Underlaid Subcell) Number of Outgoing Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Overlaid Subcell to Underlaid Subcell) Number of Incoming Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Overlaid Subcell to Underlaid Subcell)

If the Pref. Subcell in HO of Intra-BSC parameter is set to OSubcell:


If the Pref. Subcell in HO of Intra-BSC parameter is set to USubcell, it is the other way round. Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_507

11. Background service-related counters are incorrectly measured after the PFC function is enabled.

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DTS2012021506256

If an MS has subscribed to the background service, after the PFC function is enabled, the BSC does not measure the traffic and data transmission duration for this MS. Minor The measurement points are not specified. The measurement points for background service-related counters have been added. The values of the following counters increase:

Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact

Total Bytes of Downlink GPRS Background Service LLC PDUs Sent Total Bytes of Downlink EGPRS Background Service LLC PDUs Sent Total Bytes of Uplink GPRS Background Service LLC PDUs Sent Total Bytes of Uplink EGPRS Background Service LLC PDUs Sent Number of Transmissions of Downlink GPRS Background Service Number of Transmissions of Downlink EGPRS Background Service Number of Transmissions of Uplink GPRS Background Service Number of Transmissions of Uplink EGPRS Background Service Total Transmission Duration of Downlink GPRS Background Service Total Transmission Duration of Downlink EGPRS Background Service Total Transmission Duration of Uplink GPRS Background Service Total Transmission Duration of Uplink EGPRS Background Service

Test Case ID

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_508

12. An MS fails to hang up properly

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DTS2012022406780

The BSC sends a Handover Command message to an MS after receiving a Disconnect message. As a result, the MS fails to hang up properly. Suggestion The BSC triggers a handover before receiving a Disconnect message and sends a Handover Command message to the MS after receiving the Disconnect message. Then, the MS attempts to occupy a new channel, and therefore fails to receive the Channel Release message from the BSC. The BSC now determines whether it has received a Disconnect, Release, or Release Complete message before sending a Handover Command message to an MS. If the BSC has received the message, it does not send the Handover Command message to the MS and releases the resources for the call. This solution is controlled by bit 16 of BSC-level Reserved parameter 20. If the bit 16 is set to the default value 1, this solution is not used. If the bit 16 is set to 0, this solution is used.

Solution

Solution Impact

After this solution is used, the values of the following counters increase if an MS hangs up after a handover is triggered:

Number of Outgoing Internal Inter-Cell Handover Commands Incoming Internal Inter-Cell Handover Clear Cmd Times (Before Handover Response) Internal Intra-Cell Handover Commands Outgoing External Inter-Cell Handover Commands Outgoing External Inter-Cell Handover Clear Cmd Times (Before Handover Response) Intra-BSC Handover Success Rate Intra-BSC Radio Handover Success Rate Success Rate of Outgoing External Inter-Cell Handovers Success Rate of External Outgoing Cell Radio Handovers

Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_509

13. Ping-pong handovers occur

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DTS2012031507936

An MS performs a quick handover from cell A to cell B and then back to cell A immediately, causing ping-pong handovers. Minor The BSC does not perform penalty on the filtering algorithm in the source cell after a quick handover. In addition, the Quick Handover Offset parameter is set to 0. The BSC now performs penalty on the filtering algorithm in the source cell after a quick handover. After this solution is used in high-speed railway scenarios:

Solution Solution Impact

Ping-pong handovers can be prevented when a quick handover is triggered. The values of the following counters remain unchanged or decrease slightly: H374L: Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Requests (Other Causes) H372L: Failed Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers (Other Causes) CM33: Call Drops on Traffic Channel

Test Case ID

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_510

14. Units of some counters are missing on the NMS.

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DTS2011111403773

Units of some counters are missing or displayed "none" on the NMS, making it difficult to understand the counter values. The missing units may be "%" or "s". Warning English units are automatically converted from input Chinese units by a tool. Errors occur during unit conversion due to incorrectly input Chinese units of some counters, and the units of these counters are automatically converted to "none".

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact

Incorrect Chinese units have been corrected to ensure normal unit conversion. Changes have been made to display counter units correctly on the M2000 and PRS, facilitating the understanding these counters. For example, a counter value has changed from 7.84 to 7.84% on the M2000.

Test Case ID

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_511

15. The session ID of a user that has logged in to the web LMT may be stolen.

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DTS2012030600835

The web LMT manages the status and data of login users through the session mechanism. After a user logs in to the web LMT, the web browser sends a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request to the LMT server. The uniform resource locator (URL) in the request includes the user session ID. If the _sid parameter is intercepted, an attacker can forge a similar URL on another PC and send the URL to the server to perform unauthorized operations. Minor There is a security loophole in the web LMT system. The security loophole of the web LMT system has been closed. The web LMT now does not consider the user session ID as a common HTTP request parameter any longer. Instead, it stores the user session ID in the cookies of the web browser. The cookies are automatically sent to the web LMT server with the HTTP request and become invalid after a user closes the web browser. The web LMT server checks whether the request is valid by verifying the user session ID contained in the HTTP request cookies. In this way, the cookies and the client web browser are bound. Therefore, attackers cannot intercept user session IDs to perform unauthorized operations.

Severity Root Cause Solution

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Solution Impact

User session IDs are saved in the cookies of the web browser to ensure security. However, this brings about the following impacts: 1. 2. The web LMT requires that the web browser allow cookies. If the cookies are blocked, users will fail to log in to the web LMT. Cookie mechanisms vary according to web browser versions. When Internet Explorer 8/Internet Explorer 9 or Firefox is used, the pages opened by one user share the same session ID, and therefore one user can open only one web LMT for the same NE. If the user opens another web LMT, the following error information is displayed:

If the preceding error information is displayed, Internet Explorer 8/Internet Explorer 9 users can choose File > New Session from the menu bar to open a new page and then log in to the web LMT. The new page does not share the same session ID with the old pages, and therefore multiple web LMTs can be opened for one NE. Another cause for the preceding error is that the user session ID saved in the cookies remains valid after a user logs out of the LMT unexpectedly. In this case, Internet Explorer 6/Internet Explorer 7 users need to close the web LMT page; Internet Explorer 8/Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox users need to close all opened pages to invalidate the old user session ID, restart the web browser, and log in to the web LMT again. Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_512

16. Some PS counters deteriorate when the Start Flex MAIO Switch parameter is set to ON(On).

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

Before the GBSS is upgraded to a version earlier than 14.0, the Start Flex MAIO Switch parameter is set to ON(On) and dynamic channel conversion messages are sent and received over operation and maintenance links (OMLs). After the upgrade, dynamic channel conversion messages are sent and received over radio signaling links (RSLs). As a result, the uplink and downlink TBF establishment success rates decrease and the downlink call drop rate increases on the entire network. The involved counters are as follows:

A9004: Number of Failed Uplink GPRS TBF Establishments due to MS No Response A9104: Number of Failed Downlink GPRS TBF Establishments due to MS No Response A9204: Number of Failed Uplink EGPRS TBF Establishments due to MS No Response A9304: Number of Failed Downlink EGPRS TBF Establishments due to MS No Response A9006: Number of Uplink GPRS TBF Abnormal Releases due to N3101 Overflow (MS No Response) A9106: Number of Downlink GPRS TBF Abnormal Releases due to N3105 Overflow A9206: Number of Uplink EGPRS TBF Abnormal Releases due to N3101 Overflow (MS No Response) A9306: Number of Downlink EGPRS TBF Abnormal Releases due to N3105 Overflow

Severity Root Cause

Major The BSC does not send mobile allocation index offsets (MAIOs) to the BTS during dynamic TCH-to-PDCH conversions. As a result, the MAIOs saved on the BSC are inconsistent with those saved on the BTS. If dynamic channel conversion messages are sent and received over RSLs, the BSC now sends dynamic frequency hopping information (including MAIOs) to the BTS during dynamic TCH-to-PDCH conversions. After this solution is used, the preceding PS counters return to normal. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_513

Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

17. Some counters cannot be used in BSC6900 V900R014.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

DTS2012030606514

In BSC6900V900R014, the following counters cannot be used: H3006A:CELL.INTRACEL.HO.REQ.TIMES.WBAMR.WB.NWB H3006B:CELL.INTRACEL.HO.REQ.TIMES.WBAMR.NWB.WB H3016A:CELL.INTRACELL.HO.CMD.TIMES.WBAMR.WB.NWB H3016B:CELL.INTRACELL.HO.CMD.TIMES.WBAMR.NWB.WB H3026A:CELL.INTRACELL.HO.FAIL.TIMES.WBAMR.WB.NWB H3026B:CELL.INTRACELL.HO.FAIL.TIMES.WBAMR.NWB.WB TH3036A:CELL.INTRACELL.HO.SUCC.RATE.WBAMR.WB.TO.NWB TH3036B:CELL.INTRACELL.HO.SUCC.RATE.WBAMR.NWB.TO.WB In the preceding counters: The H3006A and H3006B counters measure the number of handover requests during internal intra-cell handovers due to TFO speech version incompatibility. The H3016A and H3016B counters measure the number of handover commands during internal intra-cell handovers due to TFO speech version incompatibility. The H3026A and H3026B counters measure the number of failed internal intra-cell handovers due to TFO speech version incompatibility. The TH3036A and TH3036B counters measure the success rate of internal intra-cell handovers due to TFO speech version incompatibility.

Severity Root Cause

Major The preceding counters cannot completely reflect statistics during handovers due to TFO speech version incompatibility because these handovers involve both internal intra-cell handovers and internal inter-cell handovers, and also involve both WB AMR-NB AMR handovers and handovers between other speech versions. The preceding counters are not used now. Instead, the following counters are added: A3408:CELL.TRAU.TFO.HO.REQ.TIMES.INCOMP A3409:CELL.TRAU.TFO.HO.CMD.TIMES.INCOMP A3410:CELL.TRAU.TFO.HO.FAIL.TIMES.INCOMP RA3408:CELL.TRAU.TFO.HO.SUCC.RATE.INCOMP The A3408 counter measures the number of handover requests during internal intra- and inter-cell handovers due to TFO speech version incompatibility. The A3409 counter measures the number of handover commands during internal intra- and inter-cell handovers due to TFO speech version incompatibility. The A3410 counter measures the number of failed internal intra- and intercell handovers due to TFO speech version incompatibility. The RA3408 counter measures the success rate of internal intra- and intercell handovers due to TFO speech version incompatibility.

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Solution Impact Test Case ID

After this solution is used, the original eight counters become ineffective. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_514

18. The BSC does not measure discarded CS pagings when paging message packaging is enabled and the LAPD link is faulty.

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Trouble Ticket DTS2012032407848 Number Description When the BSC is upgraded to BSC6900 V900R014C00SPC500 and the paging message packaging function is enabled for a faulty cell before and after the upgrade, the BSC measures the A531: CS Pagings Discarded on LAPD Link counter in the cell. Minor The cell once functioned properly before the upgrade, and therefore the BSC obtained information about the cell's paging message packaging capability from the BTS. However, the cell is faulty before and after the upgrade, and therefore the BSC fails to obtain such information. As a result, the BSC measures the A531: CS Pagings Discarded on LAPD Link counter, which is the way the BSC processes this counter when the paging message packaging function is disabled for the cell. Actually, the BSC does not measure this counter when the paging message packaging function is enabled. When the LAPD link is faulty, the BSC now measures the A531: CS Pagings Discarded on LAPD Link counter regardless of whether the paging message packaging function is enabled. After this solution is used, the values of the following counters change: A531: CS Pagings Discarded on LAPD Link A532: PS Pagings Discarded on LAPD Link A530: SM Pagings Discarded on LAPD Link

Severity Root Cause

Solution

Solution Impact

The following table lists the specific changes of the preceding counters. Whether the Paging Message Packaging Function Is Enabled Before the Upgrade Enable Enable Disable Whether the Paging Message Packaging Function Is Enabled After the Upgrade Enable Disable Enable A531: CS Pagings Discarded on LAPD Link A532: PS Pagings Discarded on LAPD Link A530: SM Pagings Discarded on LAPD Link

Increase Increase Increase

Increase Increase Increase

Remain unchanged Increase Decrease

Test Case ID

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19. The BSC does not provide counters to record information about paging messages
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discarded over the A interface due to flow control. Trouble Ticket Number Description DTS2011062402553

The BSC does not provide counters to record information about paging messages discarded over the A interface due to flow control. This causes difficulties in analyzing flow control. Major The paging messages discarded over the A interface due to flow control can only be queried by using the DSP PAGINGNUM command. However, the BSC does not provide any counters to record information about such paging messages. The BSC now provides counters to record information about these paging messages. The counters include:

Severity Root Cause

Solution

A1300C-Number of Discarded CS Paging Messages (Flow Control over Message Arrival Rate) A1300P-Number of Discarded PS Paging Messages (Flow Control over Message Arrival Rate) A1302C-Number of Discarded CS Paging Messages (Flow Control over Re-Paging) A1302P-Number of Discarded PS Re-paging Messages (Flow Control over Re-paging) A1303C-Number of Discarded CS Paging Messages (Flow Control over CPU Overload) A1303P-Number of Discarded PS Paging Messages (Flow Control over CPU Overload)

Solution Impact Test Case ID

None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_517

20. The BSC incorrectly measures the counters under the MR.Iterf.TRX_LOCGRP measurement unit.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

DTS2012022401937

If a BTS is not configured with subsites, the BSC incorrectly measures the counters under the MR.Iterf.TRX_LOCGRP measurement unit. The values of those counters are greater than 0. Major The BSC does not initialize the message buffer upon receiving the RF RESOURCE IND message from the BTS and does not determine whether message reading is complete based on the message length when parsing the message. As a result, invalid bytes of the previous message in the message buffer are parsed as subsite information. The BSC now initializes the message buffer upon receiving the RF RESOURCE IND message from the BTS and determines whether message reading is complete based on the message length when parsing the message. If the BTS is not configured with subsites, the BSC does not measure the counters under the MR.Iterf.TRX_LOCGRP measurement unit. And the measured value of the MR.Iterf.TRX_LOCGRP will be 0. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_518

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Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

21. The interference level and quality calculated by the BSC are incorrect.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description Severity Root Cause

DTS2011112406503 DTS2012013104326 The interference level and quality calculated by the BSC are incorrect. Minor When MR.Preprocessing is set to BSC_Preprocessing(BSC preprocessing), the BSC uses an incorrect value to calculate the interference level and quality after receiving measurement reports. This leads to incorrect channel allocation. The BSC now uses a correct value to calculate the interference level and quality. After a BSC earlier than BSC6900 V900R012C01SPH526 or earlier than BSC6900 V900R013C00SPC550 is upgraded to BSC6900 V900R014C00, user experience improves in the following aspects:

Solution Solution Impact

The values for the counters S4210B-Downlink Interference Indication Messages (SDCCH) and S4219B-Downlink Interference Indication Messages (TCH) decrease dramatically. The value for the counter AS3241A-Average BTS Power Level of AMR Call decreases slightly. The proportions of quality bands 0 to 3 in the uplink and downlink increase slightly. The proportion of interference band 1 increases slightly.

However, if the BCCH in a cell experiences an abrupt interference, the call drop rate of the cell increases by less than 0.01%. Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_519

22. The fast cell reselection between GSM and LTE networks becomes ineffective.

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DTS2012041202430

When the location area code (LAC) carried by a called MS is inconsistent with the LAC of a GSM cell, the BSC does not deliver the LTE E-UTRA absolute radio frequency channel number (EARFCN) to the called MS after it reselects the GSM cell based on CS fallback and hangs up. As a result, the called MS cannot quickly reselect an LTE cell, and the fast cell reselection between GSM and LTE networks becomes ineffective. Major In the preceding scenario, upon reselecting a GSM cell based on CS fallback, the MS performs location area update (LAU) and then answers a call. However, the BSC incorrectly considers that the MS performs LAU when it answers a call. In this situation, the MS does not perform fast cell reselection after LAU. As a result, the MS cannot perform fast cell reselection after the call is released. The mechanism for identifying service type has been corrected. Therefore, the BSC can correctly identify the services performed by an MS to ensure that the MS can perform fast cell reselection. Bit 19 of Reserved parameter 21 in the SET OTHSOFTPARA command specifies whether the BSC can correctly identify the services performed by an MS. If bit 19 is set to 0, the BSC can correctly identify the services performed by the MS. If bit 19 is set to 1, the BSC cannot correctly identify the services performed by the MS, and therefore such problem persists.

Severity Root Cause

Solution

Solution Impact

For BSC6900 V900R014C00SPC500 or later, this defect has been corrected by default. There has no impact at the site. For BSC6900 V900R014C00SPC500 or later that is upgraded from an earlier version, this defect has not been corrected yet. To correct this defect, set bit 19 of Reserved parameter 21 to 0. After that, the value of the A3039J: SDCCH Seizures for Speech Service, A301F: TCHF Seizures for Speech Service, or A301HH: TCHH Seizures for Speech Service counter increases, and the value of the RA333: Success Rate of Call Establishment counter decreases slightly.

Test Case ID

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23. The uplink packet immediate assignment success rate is low when BCCH+CBCH is configured on the BCCH TRX.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description Severity Root Cause

DTS2012041906581 When BCCH+CBCH is configured on the BCCH TRX, the uplink packet immediate assignment success rate is low. Minor When BCCH+CBCH is configured on the BCCH TRX, the proportion of AGCHs decreases. If the number of assignment messages increases, the BTS buffers assignment messages in the assignment queue before sending them to MSs. As a result, the packet immediate assignment message is sent to the MS at the time later than the starting time specified in this message. This leads to an uplink packet immediate assignment failure. When BCCH+CBCH is configured on the BCCH TRX, a 140-ms delay is added to the starting time in the packet immediate assignment message. Whether to add a delay for the starting time in the immediate assignment message is determined by the GCELLPSSWRSV0 parameter in the SET GCELLRSVPARA command. The following is as example: SET GCELLRSVPARA: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, GCELLPSSWRSV0=SW3-1; If this parameter is set to SW3-1, a 140-ms delay is added to the starting time in the immediate assignment message. If this parameter is set to SW3-0, the starting time in the immediate assignment message remains unchanged. When the traffic on the BCCH TRX is heavy, the value for the counter Number of Successful Uplink PS Immediate Assignments increases. The two-phase access delay prolongs.

Solution

Solution Impact

Test Case ID

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_521

24. The values of counters related to the number of abnormal TBF releases due to N3103 overflow increase if Not Send Dummy Message with Extended Uplink TBF is set to NOTSEND(NOTSEND).

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

DTS2012042408277 If Not Send Dummy Message with Extended Uplink TBF is set to NOTSEND(NOTSEND), the values of counters related to the number of abnormal TBF releases due to N3103 overflow increase. Minor If Not Send Dummy Message with Extended Uplink TBF is set to NOTSEND(NOTSEND), certain MSs do not respond to the Packet Uplink Ack/Nack message where FAI is set to 1. The BSC does not measure the counters related to the number of abnormal TBF releases due to N3103 overflow when the following conditions are met: Inactive Period of Extended Uplink TBF is set to a value other than 0. Not Send Dummy Message with Extended Uplink TBF is set to NOTSEND(NOTSEND). The MS supports extended uplink TBFs. The MS does not respond to the Packet Uplink Ack/Nack message where FAI is set to 1.

Severity Root Cause

Solution

Whether the BSC measures these counters is determined by the GCELLPSSWRSV0 parameter in the SET GCELLRSVPARA command. The following is an example: SET GCELLRSVPARA: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, GCELLPSSWRSV0=SW4-1; If GCELLPSSWRSV0 is set to SW4-1, the BSC does not measure the counters related to the number of abnormal TBF releases due to N3103 overflow when MSs do not respond to the Packet Uplink Ack/Nack message where FAI is set to 1. If GCELLPSSWRSV0 is set to SW4-0, the BSC measures the counters related to the number of abnormal TBF releases due to N3103 overflow when MSs do not respond to the Packet Uplink Ack/Nack message where FAI is set to 1. Solution Impact If GCELLPSSWRSV0 is set to SW4-1, the values of the following counters decrease: Test Case ID Number of Uplink EGPRS TBF Abnormal Releases due to N3103 Overflow Number of Uplink GPRS TBF Abnormal Releases due to N3103 Overflow

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_522

25. The values for the counters of Receive Quality Measurement per TRX Location Group are smaller than the actual values

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Trouble Ticket Number Description Severity Root Cause

DTS2012033100252 The values for the counters of Receive Quality Measurement per TRX Location Group measurement is lower than the actual values Minor When the MR.Preprocessing parameter is set to BTS_Preprocessing(BTS preprocessing) and the Receive Quality Measurement per TRX Location Group measurement unit is subscribed to on the M2000, the BSC obtains a random subsite number when measuring the counters. As a result, the measured times of these counters are few and the measured values are smaller than the actual values. Use the correct subsite number instead of a random one. The values of the counters under Receive Quality Measurement per TRX Location Group measurement unit will increase. In addition, the value of the counter AR9780: Average CPU Usage of the XPU will increase by about 0.3% to 0.6% in the standard traffic model. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC500_523

Solution Solution Impact

Test Case ID

26. The BSC does not send an assignment failure message to the MSC Trouble Ticket Number Description DTS2012020304776 After the BSC initiates a directed retry, it starts the dual transfer mode (DTM) assignment procedure. If the directed retry fails, the BSC does not send an assignment failure message to the MSC. The call release is delayed Major The BSC stops the directed retry timer by mistake. The BSC now does not perform the DTM assignment procedure after initiating a directed retry. After this solution is used, the value of the CA312-Failed Assignments (Channel Unavailable) counter increases slightly, and the values of the following counters decrease slightly:

Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact

A9802-Number of Uplink DTM Assignments Sent on DCCH A9808-Number of Downlink DTM Assignments Sent on DCCH A9803-Number of Successful Uplink DTM Assignments Received on DCCH A9809-Number of Successful Downlink DTM Assignments Received on DCCH RCA313-Assignment Success Rate

Test Case ID

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27. The value for the counter Number of VAMOS Call Handover Attempts (Demultiplexing) is greater than the actual value Trouble Ticket Number Description DTS2012010505169 After the Voice services over Adaptive Multi-user channels on One Slot (VAMOS) function is enabled, The value for the counter Number of VAMOS Call Handover Attempts (Demultiplexing) is greater than the actual value. Minor When demultiplexing is enabled for lightly-loaded VAMOS services, the BSC uses an incorrect formula to calculate the number of channel pairs to be demultiplexed. The BSC now uses a correct formula to calculate the number of channel pairs to be demultiplexed. The value for the counter Number of VAMOS Call Handover Attempts (Demultiplexing) will decrease. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPH552_102

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

28. The value for the counter Number of Successful VAMOS Candidate Call Decisions (IntraCell Handover) is greater than the actual value Trouble Ticket Number Description DTS2011120602349/DTS2011120603070

After the VAMOS function is enabled, The value for the counter Number of Successful VAMOS Candidate Call Decisions (Intra-Cell Handover) is greater than the actual value. Minor When the BSC makes VAMOS candidate call decisions, it does not filter out the calls initiated by MSs that support Single Antenna Interference Cancellation (SAIC) but not VAMOS multiplexing and the calls initiated by MSs that do not meet the P/N criterion. When the BSC makes VAMOS candidate call decisions, it now filters out the calls initiated by MSs that support SAIC but not VAMOS multiplexing and the calls initiated by MSs that do not meet the P/N criterion. The value for the counter Number of Successful VAMOS Candidate Call Decisions (Intra-Cell Handover) will decrease. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPH552_103 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPH552_104

Severity Root Cause

Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

29. A low-priority MS occupies TCHs reserved for high-priority MSs

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

DTS2011122206290 A low-priority MS whose directed retry times out occupies the TCHs reserved for high-priority MSs. Calls initiated by high-priority MSs fail if no TCH is available except the reserved TCHs. Minor After the directed retry by a low-priority MS times out, the BSC incorrectly sets the MS priority to the highest. As a result, the MS occupies the TCHs reserved for high-priority MSs. After the directed retry by a low-priority MS times out, the BSC now correctly sets the MS priority when reallocating TCHs to the MS. The call success rate may increase which initiated by high-priority MSs. And the call success rate may decrease which initiated by low-priority MSs. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPH552_106

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact

Test Case ID

30. The value for the counter Failed Assignments (A Interface Failure) increases Trouble Ticket Number Description DTS2011122802896 In BM/TC separated mode, a call fails if the following conditions are met:

Allow Reassign is set to YES(Yes). Assigning Better Cell Allowed is set to ON(On). The call fails to access the target cell and returns to the original cell for TCH reassignment when the BSC preferentially selects a better cell for the call.

The call fails because the BSC fails in TCH assignment, and The value for the counter Failed Assignments (A Interface Failure) increases. Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID Minor The BSC repeatedly requests circuit identification codes (CICs) over the A interface for the call during TCH reassignment. The BSC now does not repeatedly request CICs over the A interface for the call during TCH reassignment. The value for the counter Failed Assignments (A Interface Failure) may decrease. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPH552_107

31. The measured numbers of available PDCHs of certain types are inaccurate

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

DTS2011122803411 The measured numbers of available PDCHs of certain types are inaccurate. The values for the following counters are greater than the actual values:

AR3034-Mean Number of Available Channels (PDCH) (Overlay Cell) AR3025A-Mean Number of Available Channels (Support EDGE) (900/850/810 band) AR3025B-Mean Number of Available Channels (Support EDGE) (1800/1900 Band) CR3025-Mean Number of Available Channels (Support EDGE) AR3035-Mean Number of Available Channels (Support EDGE) (Overlay Cell)

Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

Minor The BSC ignores certain conditions for measuring the numbers of available PDCHs of certain types. The BSC now measures the number of available PDCHs only when all measurement conditions are met. The values for the above counters may decrease. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPH552_108

32. The value for the counter Number of Unsuccessful Application Attempts of Abis Timeslot Because of no Idle Timeslot is incorrect Trouble Ticket Number Description DTS2011122601217 The value for the counter Number of Application Attempts of Abis Timeslot is greater than 0, but the numbers of successful and failed applications for Abis timeslots are 0. Warning If the BTS works on the reverse ring in Abis over TDM mode and idle Abis timeslots are insufficient, the BSC measures the counter Number of Application Attempts of Abis Timeslot but not the number of failed applications for Abis timeslots due to a BSC internal software defect. The BSC software defect has been rectified. If there is no idle Abis timeslot, the BSC now measures the counter Number of Unsuccessful Application Attempts of Abis Timeslot Because of no Idle Timeslot once. The value for the counter Number of Unsuccessful Application Attempts of Abis Timeslot Because of no Idle Timeslot may increase. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPH552_118

Severity Root Cause

Solution

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33. The signaling BVC remains faulty for an extended duration after active/standby SGSN boards are switched over Trouble Ticket Number Description DTS2012011005975 After active/standby SGSN boards are switched over, the signaling BSSGP virtual connection (BVC) remains faulty for an extended duration. PS services are interrupted.
NOTE BSSGP is short for Base Station Subsystem GPRS Protocol.

Severity Root Cause

Major After SGSN boards are switched over, the network service virtual links (NSVLs) over the Gb interface become temporarily faulty. If the downlink NSVLs (detected by the SGSN) recover prior to the uplink NSVLs (detected by the BSC), the SGSN initiates a Signaling BVCRESET procedure. Upon receiving the Signaling BVC-RESET message from the SGSN, the BSC responds with a Signaling BVC-RESET-ACK. Because the uplink NSVLs are still faulty, the network service (NS) module discards the Signaling BVC-RESET-ACK message. However, the network management (NM) module assumes that the Signaling BVC-RESET-ACK has been successfully sent to the SGSN and updates the Signaling BVC status to normal. As a result, the Signaling BVC status is inconsistent on the BSC and SGSN sides. After the BSC receives a Signaling BVC-RESET from the SGSN, the BSC now does not forward the Signaling BVC-RESET message to the NM module if the NS module does not finish rectifying the NSVL fault. None. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPH552_119

Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

34. The value for the counter Number of Failed VAMOS Channel Multiplexing Attempts (Assignment) is incorrect

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Trouble Ticket Number Description Severity Root Cause Solution

DTS2011101302252 The value for the counter Number of Failed VAMOS Channel Multiplexing Attempts (Assignment) is incorrect. Minor When VAMOS multiplexing during assignment fails, the BSC uses an incorrect method to determine the status of VAMOS multiplexing. When measuring the counter Number of Failed VAMOS Channel Multiplexing Attempts (Assignment), the BSC uses a correct method to determine the status of VAMOS multiplexing. The value for Number of Failed VAMOS Channel Multiplexing Attempts (Assignment) will be correct. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC550_108

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35. Configuring 32 neighboring GSM cells with 32 frequencies is not allowed in an MOCN shared cell on a single telecom operator's network

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DTS2011090505160 Configuring 32 neighboring GSM cells with 32 frequencies is not allowed in an MOCN shared cell on a single telecom operator's network. MOCN convergence cannot inherit the planned neighboring GSM cell data. Minor As defined in 3GPP TS44.018, a cell can be configured with a maximum of 64 neighboring GSM cells, but only 32 neighboring cell frequencies.

Severity Root Cause

Solution

A cell configured as an MOCN shared cell can now be configured with a maximum of 64 neighboring GSM cells with 64 frequencies. If this cell is shared by two telecom operators, either telecom operator can be configured with a maximum of 32 neighboring GSM cells with 32 frequencies. The BA1 list still supports the configuration of a maximum of 32 frequencies and 64 neighboring GSM cells. To configure more than 32 frequencies for neighboring GSM cells, manually add the additional frequencies to the BA1 list. If Filter CS Based on Operator Neighboring Cell List is set to YES(Yes) but the telecom operator is not identified, or if Filter CS Based on Operator Neighboring Cell List is set to NO(No), the BA list in the SI 5, 5bis, or 5ter sent by the BSC contains only 32 neighboring GSM cells with 32 frequencies (sorted in ascending order). Otherwise, the BSC sends the SI Modify carrying a maximum of 32 frequencies for neighboring GSM cells served by the identified telecom operator. Frequencies for neighboring GSM cells are dynamically configured and sent in the SI 5, 5bis, or 5ter.

Solution Impact Test Case ID

None. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC550_110

36. Only 64 frequencies can be configured for a GSM cell

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DTS2011091402431 Only 64 frequencies can be configured for a GSM cell. Users cannot perform certain data configuration during network planning. Minor As defined in 3GPP TS44.018, the BSC sends MSs the SI 1, carrying the frequency list (referred to as a CA list) of a GSM cell with frequency hopping (FH) enabled. The CA list contains a maximum of 64 frequencies due to the length limit on messages transmitted over the Um interface.

Solution

A maximum of 128 frequencies can now be configured for a GSM cell. No more than 64 frequencies can be on the same frequency band as the BCCH frequency. A maximum of 64 frequencies can be configured for a cell in a single mobile allocation (MA) group. A GSM cell can be configured with two types of frequencies: Frequencies on the same frequency band as the BCCH frequency: These frequencies are contained in the CA list in the SI 1 to MSs. Frequencies on frequency bands different from the BCCH frequency: These frequencies are contained in an assignment or handover command message to MSs.

Solution Impact Test Case ID

None. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC550_111

37. The multiplexing rate is low during peak hours after the VAMOS feature is enabled

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DTS2011112101189 The multiplexing rate is low during peak hours after the Voice services over Adaptive Multi-user channels on One Slot (VAMOS) feature is enabled. Ongoing services are not affected, but channel usage decreases. Minor Due to the TCHF-TCHH adjustment or channel insufficiency during peak hours, calls are likely to be placed in queue awaiting channel allocation. After calls are allocated channels successfully, some MS capabilities that support the VAMOS feature are updated incorrectly. As a result, these MSs fail to perform channel multiplexing, which reduces the channel multiplexing rate. The capabilities of MSs that support the VAMOS feature are now updated correctly. The values for the counters Number of VAMOS Channel Multiplexing Attempts (Assignment) and Number of VAMOS Channel Multiplexing Attempts (Intra-Cell Handover) increase. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC550_116

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact

Test Case ID

38. The values of Downlink Interference Indication Messages (TCH) and Downlink Interference Indication Messages (SDCCH) increase greatly after a BSC is upgraded to BSC6900 V900R014C00SPC500

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DTS2011102005359

In a version between BSC6900 V900R013C00 and BSC6900 V900R013C00SPH532, the values of Downlink Interference Indication Messages (TCH) and Downlink Interference Indication Messages (SDCCH) increase greatly. The values of Downlink Interference Indication Messages (TCH) and Downlink Interference Indication Messages (SDCCH) are greater than the actual numbers. Minor The BSC uses incorrect formulas to estimate channel interference after MR.Preprocessing is set to BSC preprocessing. The BSC uses correct formulas to estimate channel interference after MR.Preprocessing is set to BSC preprocessing. The values of Downlink Interference Indication Messages (TCH) and Downlink Interference Indication Messages (SDCCH) may decrease after a BSC is upgrade from From a version between BSC6900 V900R013C00 and BSC6900 V900R013C00SPH532. In scenarios with strong interference over the Um interface, the high quality indicator (HQI) may change.

Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact

Test Case ID

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC550_120

39. BSC incorrectly determines the value of CCCH Load Indication Period

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DTS2011071901469 When the value of the CCCH Load Indication Period parameter is greater than 60, a BSC does not resolve the congestion problem. As a result, CCCH congestion cannot be relieved. CCCH congestion cannot be relieved. Minor Because of software errors, a BSC discards a load indication message when it detects that the value of the CCCH Load Indication Period parameter in the message is greater than 60. Therefore, when the value of the CCCH Load Indication Period parameter is greater than 60, the BSC does not resolve the congestion problem because it discards the load indication message. The BSC software errors are corrected so that the BSC determines that CCCH Load Indication Period is valid when CCCH Load Indication Period ranges from 0 to 255. If the value of the CCCH Load Indication Period parameter is greater than 60 after the software errors are corrected, the following performance counters decrease: Counter AR9505: Number of Uplink PS Immediate Assignments AR9307: Number of Successful Downlink PS Immediate Assignments Impact Decrease Decrease

Severity Root Cause

Solution

Solution Impact

Test Case ID

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC550_133

40. The incoming BSC signaling channel handovers fail in certain scenarios

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DTS2011101806330 An incoming BSC signaling channel handover fails if the channel type in the handover request message is TCHH-only or TCHF-only. The incoming BSC signaling channel handover success rate is low. Minor The BSC allocates an SDCCH to an MS during an incoming BSC signaling channel handover if the channel type in the handover request message is TCHH-only or TCHF-only. The BSC allocates a TCHH or TCHF accordingly to an MS during an incoming BSC signaling channel handover if the channel type in the handover request message is TCHH-only or TCHF-only. The incoming BSC signaling channel handover success rate may increase after this solution is applied. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPH532_103

Severity Root Cause

Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

4.3 Known Issues


1. An MS that has not been defined in the 3G network encounters 2G/3G ping-pong cell reselections in NC2 mode. Trouble Ticket DTS2012012001537 Number Description In NC2 mode, after the BSC instructs an MS that has not defined in the 3G network to reselect a 3G cell, the MS cannot process PS services in the 3G cell and encounters ping-pong cell reselections. Suggestion None The cause of this issue has been found and the issue will be resolved in a later version.

Severity Workaround Progress

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5.1 What's New
5.1.1 Feature Updates
New Features
1. Protocol-specific Packet Capturing

Changes from

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Description

The protocol-specific packet capturing function applies to the FG2a, GOUa, FG2c, GOUc, FG2d, and GOUd boards. With this function, the following packets can be separately captured over the ports on the preceding boards:

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) packets All IP packets of a specified address 802.3ah/Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) packets Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) packets Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) packets Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) packets IP performance monitoring (IPPM) packets NodeB OM packets Gas Tube Protector Unit (GTPU) control packets GTPU data packets 802.1ag packets

Benefit

Users can specify fewer parameters for packet capturing.

Implementati This function differentiates packets according to their protocol types and captures the packets in compliance with a certain protocol. on Related Operations To perform protocol-specific packet capturing, perform the following operations on the LMT: Choose Trace > Device Commissioning > Packet Capture. On the displayed Packet Capture dialog box, choose Basic Mode from the Mode Select dropdown combo box and choose an appropriate value from the Scene Select drop-down combo box. Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID CR GU00583

MRFD-210801

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Abis Transmission Backup Enhancement

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Description

End-to-end IP over FE/GE and IP over E1 transmission links are configured in primary/backup mode to provide transmission redundancy in Abis over IP mode. When the primary link is faulty, the BTS automatically switches ongoing services over to the backup link. As a result, ongoing services are interrupted for less than one minute. After the switchover, new services are assigned to the backup link. After the primary link is recovered, the BTS automatically switches ongoing services back to the primary link. After the switchover, new services are assigned to the primary link.

Benefit

Improves Abis link reliability by shortening the service interruption duration caused by Abis link faults. Improves GSM network availability.

Implementati For a traffic-carrying link, the BTS checks the link status using the on LAPD link status check function. For a non-traffic-carrying link, the BTS checks the link status using a loopback mechanism. The BTS sends UDP ping packets to the BSC through the link. Upon detecting the UDP ping packets, the BSC loops back the packets to the BTS. If the BTS receives the UDP ping packets, the link is normal. Otherwise, the link is faulty. If the BTS finds that the primary link is faulty, the BTS automatically switches ongoing services over to the backup link. When the primary link is recovered, the BTS automatically switches the services back to the primary link.

During the switchover, ongoing services are interrupted for less than one minute. Changing the value of the Wait Time Before Link Switchover parameter affects the service interruption duration. Both the primary and backup links are configured with an IP path. Services can only be assigned to the IP path that corresponds to the traffic-carrying link.

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Related Operations

The following is an example. 1. Set the IP physical transmission type. For a new BTS, run the ADD BTS command with IPPHYTRANSTYPE set to IP_OVER_FE/GE_AND_E1.

ADD BTS: BTSID=0, BTSNAME="BtsName", BTSTYPE=BTS3900A_GSM, SEPERATEMODE=SUPPORT, SERVICEMODE=IP, IPPHYTRANSTYPE=IP_OVER_FE/GE_AND_E1, SRANMODE=SUPPORT, INNBBULICSHAEN=NO; For a reconstructed BTS, run the MOD BTS command with IPPHYTRANSTYPE set to IP_OVER_FE/GE_AND_E1.

MOD BTS: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0, SERVICEMODE=IP, IPPHYTRANSTYPE=IP_OVER_FE/GE_AND_E1; 2. Run the ADD BTSIPBAK command to add BTS and BSC IP addresses for the standby link. ADD BTSIPBAK: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0,BAKBTSIP="40.40.40.1", BAKBSCIP="40.40.40.40", BAKCFGFLAG=NULL; 3. (Optional) Run the SET BTSLNKBKATTR command to modify the attributes of the standby link. SET BTSLNKBKATTR: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0, WTBS=0, DETECTTXINT=3, DETECTCOUNT=5; 4. Run the ADD IPPATH command to add an IP path for the active link. ADD IPPATH: ANI=0, PATHID=0, ITFT=ABIS, PATHT=EF, TXBW=100000, RXBW=100000, VLANFlAG=DISABLE, PATHCHK=DISABLED, AbisLnkBKFLAG=ON; 5. Run the ADD IPPATH command to add an IP path for the standby link. ADD IPPATH: ANI=0, PATHID=1, ITFT=ABIS, PATHT=EF, TXBW=100000, RXBW=100000, VLANFlAG=DISABLE, PATHCHK=DISABLED, AbisLnkBKFLAG=ON , PATHFLAG=Backup; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID None

GBFD-117803

3.

New Transport Layer Alarms and Event

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Description

A transport layer alarm is reported under the following conditions:

The total number of transport layer resource requests within a period reaches the minimum number. The ratio of transport layer resource request failures to total requests reaches the alarm threshold. When services are affected due to configuration errors or traffic overload, an alarm is reported, reminding users to solve the problem. Each MPU subsystem periodically calculates the number of Abis, Ater, TC, and board switching resource requests and request failures. When the ratio of request failures to total requests reaches the alarm threshold and the total number of requests reaches the minimum number, ALM-21604 Insufficient Transmission Resources is reported. The alarm is cleared when either of the following conditions is met: The ratio of request failures to total requests is smaller than or equal to the alarm clearance threshold, and the total number of requests reaches the minimum number.

Benefit Implementati on

The number of request failures is zero for three consecutive periods.

Each MPU subsystem periodically calculates the number of IP path resource requests and request failures. When the ratio of request failures to total requests is greater than or equal to 5% and the total number of requests is greater than or equal to 10, ALM-21605 Path Configuration Error is reported. The alarm is cleared when either of the following conditions is met: The ratio of request failures to total requests is zero, and the total number of requests is greater than or equal to 10.

The number of request failures is zero for three consecutive periods.

EVT-22921 Unconfigured Circuits over A Interface is reported under the following conditions: When the MPU subsystem receives a circuit reset message, circuit blocked message, circuit unblocked message, assignment request message, or switchover request message from the MSC.

The corresponding Circuit Identification Codes (CICs) are not configured or the CIC state configured on the MSC is inconsistent with that configured on the BSC.

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Related Operations

Run the SET TNALMPARA command with AlmSwitch, AlmCntPeriod, AllocTimesPerPeriod, KpiAlmThd, and KpiAlmClrThd set to appropriate values. The following is an example: SET TNALMPARA: FaultType=Abis, AlmSwitch=ON, AlmCntPeriod=5, AllocTimesPerPeriod=10, KpiAlmThd=15, KpiAlmClrThd=5;

Run the LST TNALMPARA command to query the parameters related to the preceding alarms. LST TNALMPARA: FaultType=Abis; Run the DSP IPPATHCFGERRIP command to query the peer IP addresses that failed to match IP paths. The following is an example: DSP IPPATHCFGERRIP: SRN=0, SN=0;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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4.

WLAN Hot Spot Notification

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Description

With the WLAN Hot Spot Notification feature, the BSC sends WLAN access information configured by operators to the MSs supporting WLAN Hot Spot Notification through the GSM network. Decreases PS service loads in GSM cells by migrating PS services from GSM cells to the WLAN. Helps operators learn about the operating status of the WLAN by providing counters related to the WLAN Hot Spot Notification feature.

Benefit

Implementati After MSs supporting the WLAN Hot Spot Notification feature send WLAN registration requests to the BSC, the BSC will send WLAN on access information configured by operators to MSs through the GSM network if the following conditions are met: The BSC has been configured with the service set identifier (SSID).

The WLAN Hot Spot Notification feature is enabled in GSM cells. PS service loads in GSM cells exceed the specified value for WLAN Load Distribution Start Threshold. The BSC will measure counters related to the success rate and failure causes for WLAN load distribution. Related Operations The MML commands related to this feature are as follows: To set parameters controlling WLAN load distribution for GSM cells, run the following command: SET GCELLWLAN The following is an example: SET GCELLWLAN: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=1, WlanCtrl=ON, LoadThrToWlan=60, LoadThrStpWlan=40, WifiTmr=10, StpWifiTmr=10; To set parameters related to WLAN access for operators, run the following command: ADD GWLANINFO The following is an example: ADD GWLANINFO: OPINDEX=0, SSID="CMCC"; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID OR201109095277

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GPRS Packet Fast Transmission

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Description

The GPRS Packet Fast Transmission feature extends the size of the downlink GPRS sending window to a value greater than 64 and reduces the probability of downlink window stop-and-wait. This feature increases the rate for sending downlink GPRS data.

Benefit

Implementati The Downlink GPRS TBF Window Expansion Optimization parameter is added to control the size of the downlink GPRS sending on window. This enables the BSC to continue sending downlink GPRS data even when the downlink GPRS sending window reaches 64. Related Operations Run the SET GCELLPSOTHERPARA command to set the size of the downlink GPRS sending window. The following is an example: SET GCELLPSOTHERPARA: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, DlGprsTbfExpandOp=90; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID None

GBFD-119509

6.

LLC Acceleration With the LLC Acceleration feature, the BSC reorders LLC PDUs whose N-PDU numbers are in random order before sending them to MSs. The random is generally caused by transmission faults or faults in the CN. The BSC sends LLC PDUs in a correct order to MSs, avoiding data packet retransmission by the CN.

Description

Benefit

Implementati The BSC checks N-PDU numbers for downlink LLC PDUs. If the NPDU numbers are in random order, the BSC buffers and reorders the on downlink LLC PDUs. The BSC then sends downlink LLC PDUs in a correct order to MSs within a specified time. Related Operations Run the SET GCELLPSOTHERPARA command to enable the function of reordering downlink LLC PDUs. The following is an example: SET GCELLPSOTHERPARA: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, LLCPDUReorder=ON; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID None

GBFD-117706

Modified Features
7. The default value of the POLICY parameter has been changed

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Description

The default value of the POLICY parameter in the SET WEBLOGINPOLICY command has been changed from COMPATIBLE to LOGIN_HTTPS_ONLY. After the change, users must use the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) protocol to log in to a local maintenance terminal (LMT), but the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is still used to transmit data.
NOTE

Port 443 must be open on all the network elements (NEs) managed by the LMT before the HTTPS protocol is enabled. Opening the LMT login window using HTTPS is slightly slower than using HTTP. When a user logs in to the LMT using HTTPS, the web browser displays a security warning, which does not affect operation of the LMT and can be ignored.

Benefit

Enhances security for data transmission between the LMT and NEs Minimizes malicious attacks on the NEs

Implementa Users can run the SET WEBLOGINPOLICY command to change the value for POLICY. tion Note: An upgrade to RAN14.0 does not change the value for POLICY. Related Operations 1.Run the following command to set POLICY to the new default value: SET WEBLOGINPOLICY: POLICY=LOGIN_HTTPS_ONLY; Run the following command to reset the LMT: RST OMUMODULE:TG=ACTIVE, MNAME=weblmt; 2.Run the LST WEBLOGINPOLICY command to check whether the new default value is used.
NOTE

The preceding steps are not required for new sites because the new default value is used by default.

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

None

None

8.

Optimizing the Method for Calculating Cell Load

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Description This feature incorporates the method for calculating cell load based on the proportion of idle timeslots. Benefit This feature helps reduce cell load because the optimization increases the probability for the BSC to trigger load-based handovers and TCHH allocations when optimizing intra-cell handovers is enabled. For the standard traffic model, enabling this feature increases the CPU usage of the XPU board by 2% to 3%. NOTE Optimizing intra-cell handovers includes optimizing intra-cell TCHF-TCHH handovers, intra-concentric cell handovers, and intra-cell TCHH integration. Implementa The Load Calculation Optimization parameter is added to specify whether the BSC calculates cell load based on the TCHF usage. If this parameter is tion set to ON(On), the BSC calculates cell load based on the TCHF usage. If this parameter is set to OFF(Off), the BSC calculates cell load based on the TCHH usage. The Load Type parameter is added to work with the Load Calculation Optimization parameter. Assuming that Load Calculation Optimization is set to ON(On), the BSC calculates cell load based on the proportion of idle TCHFs: If Load Type is not specified, dynamic PDCHs are considered as occupied TCHFs. If Load Type is set to any of the following values, dynamic PDCHs are considered as idle TCHFs:

INTRACELLFHHO(Intra-cell TCHF-TCHH Handovers) INTERCELLLOADHO(Inter-cell Load Control) SUBCELLLOADHO(OL and UL Load Control) HALFRATEREPACKING(TCHH Integration) HALFRATEASSIGNMENT(TCHH Assignment)
NOTE

Setting Load Calculation Optimization to ON(On) takes effect only for Huawei handover algorithm II if Load Type is set to any of the preceding values except HALFRATEASSIGNMENT(TCHH Assignment).

Related Operations

Run the SET GCELLCHMGAD command with Load Calculation Optimization set to ON(On) and Load Type set to an appropriate value. The following is an example: SET GCELLCHMGAD: SCENELOADTYPE=INTRACELLFHHO0&INTERCELLLOADHO-0&SUBCELLLOADHO0&HALFRATEREPACKING-0&HALFRATEASSIGNMENT-1, TCHLOADOPTSWITCH=ON;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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GBFD-111004

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Optimizing Interference Handovers Between Concentric Cells

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Description

This feature enables interference handover parameters to be set independently for underlaid and overlaid subcells and channel allocation to be optimized during quality-based handovers.

Benefit

This feature increases the high quality indicator (HQI) and reduces interference, increasing the success rate of quality-based handovers and decreasing the number of quality-based handovers. When the interference in overlaid and underlaid subcells is different, this feature reduces intra-network interference and transmit power on the entire network, improving KPIs.

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Implementati on

The following parameters have been added to the SET GCELLHOAD command: OL Offset for Interference HO OL UL Level Offset for Interference HO OL DL Level Offset for Interference HO OL UL Quality Offset for Interference HO OL DL Quality Offset for Interference HO In addition, the Quality Handover Channel Priority Optimize has been added to the SET GCELLCHMGAD command. When Huawei handover algorithm II is used: If an MS camps on the overlaid subcell in a concentric cell and the OL Offset for Interference HO parameter is set to YES(Yes), the BSC determines whether to allow interference handovers based on the settings of the following parameters: OL UL Level Offset for Interference HO OL DL Level Offset for Interference HO OL UL Quality Offset for Interference HO OL DL Quality Offset for Interference HO If an MS camps on the underlaid subcell in a concentric cell or the OL Offset for Interference HO parameter is set to NO(No), the BSC determines whether to allow interference handovers based on the settings of the following parameters: ULevOffset for Interfere HO DLevOffset for Interfere HO UQualOffset for Interfere HO DQualOffset for Interfere HO During the following channel allocations due to quality-based handovers (including reassignment, interference handover, and bad quality (BQ) handover), source channels refer to those occupied before handovers and target channels refer to those to be selected in channel allocation. Of two target channels that do not participate in frequency hopping (FH), when one uses the same frequency as that used by the source channel and the other uses a frequency different from that used by the source channel: If the Quality Handover Channel Priority Optimize parameter is set to ON(On), the latter channel is preferentially allocated. If the Quality Handover Channel Priority Optimize parameter is set to OFF(Off), frequencies are not considered. When both target channels have the same frequency set as that used by the source channel or channels that do not participate in FH share the same frequency set with the source channel: If the Quality Handover Channel Priority Optimize parameter is set to ON(On), the channel on the timeslot different from that of the source channel is preferentially allocated. If either or both of two target channels and the source channel are on the same timeslot, the channel on the TRX different from that of the source channel is preferentially allocated. If the Quality Handover Channel Priority Optimize parameter is set to OFF(Off) and two channels have the same frequency set as that of the source channel, the channel on the TRX different from that of the source
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Run the SET GCELLHOAD command with OL Offset for Interference HO set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLHOAD: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=2, INTERFEROFFSWITCHOL=YES, INTERFEREULEVOFFOL=-10, INTERFEREDLEVOFFOL=0, INTERFEREULQUALOFFOL=0, INTERFEREDLQUALOFFOL=10; Run the SET GCELLCHMGAD command with Quality Handover Channel Priority Optimize set to ON(On). The following is an example: SET GCELLCHMGAD: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=2, QUALHOPRIALLOW=ON;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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10. HUAWEI I Handover

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Description

Optimization of the mechanism for forbidding consecutive intra-cell handovers by using the HUAWEI I Handover feature

The measurement and penalty ranges for consecutive intra-cell handover are controlled.

Introduction of frequency deviation compensation for MSs accessing overlaid subcells during concentric cell handovers specified by Huawei handover algorithm I The method for calculating the receive level of underlaid subcells is controlled when the following conditions are met:

The handover is performed in an enhanced concentric cell. An MS accesses the overlaid subcell. The BCCH receive level of underlaid subcells is lost.

Benefit

Triggers intra-cell handovers more promptly, increasing the number of intra-cell handover requests on a BSC. When certain frequency or timeslot experiences interference, enable this function for the BSC to trigger intra-cell handovers in a timely manner. When an entire cell experiences serious interference, that is, most of channels experience interference, you are advised not to enable this function. This is because enabling this function increases the number of intra-cell handovers, which may deteriorate the HQI and increase the call drop rate. Avoids unnecessary handovers from an overlaid subcell to a neighboring cell and keeps the number of outgoing cell handovers unchanged or slightly reduced when the MS accesses the overlaid subcell and the BCCH receive level in underlaid subcells is lost in an enhanced concentric cell.

Implementati on

The parameter User-Level Intra-Cell HO Prohibit is added. If this parameter is set to YES(Yes), the measured object and the forbidden object specified by the parameter Forbidden time after MAX Times are changed from the whole cell to a user. If this parameter is set to NO(No), the measured object and the forbidden object specified by the parameter Forbidden time after MAX Times remain the whole cell. The parameter Concentric Cell Signal Compensation Optimize is added. Assuming an MS accesses the overlaid subcell in an enhanced concentric cell and the BCCH receive level of underlaid subcells is lost:

If the parameter Concentric Cell Signal Compensation Optimize is set to ON(On), the receive level of underlaid subcells is substituted by the sum of the TCH receive level of overlaid subcells, power control compensation, and the value of UO Signal Strength Difference. If this parameter is set to OFF(Off), the receive level of underlaid subcells is substituted by the sum of the TCH receive level of overlaid subcells and the power control compensation.

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Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command with User-Level Intra-Cell HO Prohibit set to YES(Yes). The following is an example:

SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=1, INTRACELLSINUSEREN=YES;

Run the SET GCELLHOIUO command with Current HO Control Algorithm set to HOALGORITHM1(Handover algorithm I) and Concentric Cell Signal Compensation Optimize set to YES(Yes). The following is an example:

SET GCELLHOIUO: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=1, HOCTRLSWITCH=HOALGORITHM1, SIGAMPTDIFFOPTALLOW=ON; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID CR GU01396 CR GU01398 GBFD-113201 GBFD-110601

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Description

Optimizes the mechanism for forbidding consecutive intra-cell handovers, controlling measurement and penalty ranges for such handovers. The initial incremental filtering algorithm is added. Mechanism is added to adjust the priorities of handovers using Huawei handover algorithm II. This feature optimizes intra-cell load-based handovers.

Benefit

Triggers intra-cell handovers more promptly, increasing the number of intra-cell handover requests on a BSC. When certain frequency or timeslot experiences interference, enable this function for the BSC to trigger intra-cell handovers in a timely manner. When an entire cell experiences serious interference, that is, most of channels experience interference, you are advised not to enable this function. This is because enabling this function increases the number of intra-cell handovers, which may deteriorate the HQI and increase the call drop rate. When consecutive downlink measurement reports (MRs) are lost: Bad quality (BQ) handovers are triggered more timely and frequently.

The value of the Call Drop Rate on TCH per cell(Excluding Handover) counter decreases. The value of the Call Drop Rate on TCH per cell(including Handover) counter remains unchanged or increases slightly. The value of the Call Drop Rate on TCH per BSC counter remains unchanged or decreases slightly.

The value of the Internal Intra-Cell Handover Requests or Number of Outgoing Internal Inter-Cell Handover Requests counter remains unchanged or increases slightly.

More better cell handovers but fewer BQ handovers are performed. The value of the Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Commands (Better Cell) counter increases while the values of the Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Commands (Uplink Quality) and Outgoing Inter-Cell Handover Commands ((Downlink Quality) counters decrease. Accurately controls the number of MSs that perform intra-cell load-based handovers, including intra-concentric cell handovers and intra-cell TCHF-TCHH load-based handovers, preventing excessive MSs from performing handovers simultaneously when the load is heavy. Increases the number of available TCHFs in a cell. For the standard traffic model, enabling this feature increases the CPU usage of the XPU board by 0.5% to 1%.

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The parameter User-Level Intra-Cell HO Prohibit is added. If this parameter is set to YES(Yes), the measured object and the forbidden object specified by the Forbidden time after MAX Times parameter are changed from the whole cell to a user. If this parameter is set to NO(No), the measured object and the forbidden object specified by the parameter Forbidden time after MAX Times remain the whole cell. The Initial Increment Filtering Allowed parameter is added. If this parameter is set to YES(Yes), the initial incremental filtering algorithm is enabled when a call accesses a new channel, and the timers specified by Min Interval for TCH Hos and Min Interval for SDCCH Hos are started at the same time. If this parameter is set to NO(No), the initial incremental filtering algorithm is disabled. The Voice/Data Channel Increment Filter Length parameter is added to specify the period of initial incremental filtering for voice or data channels. The Signaling Channel Increment Filter Length parameter is added to specify the period of initial incremental filtering for signaling channels. The HO Priority Adjustment parameter is added. If this parameter is set to YES(Yes), an edge handover is not classified as an emergency handover, a better cell handover takes precedence over an emergency handover, and cell category, priority, and load are considered in an emergency handover. If this parameter is set to NO(No), the priorities of handovers using Huawei handover algorithm II remain unchanged. The OL/UL Load Control Optimization parameter is added. If this parameter is set to YES(Yes), the BSC accurately controls the number of MSs that perform intra-concentric cell load-based handovers. The Intra-cell F/H Load Control Optimization parameter is added. If this parameter is set to YES(Yes), the BSC accurately controls the number of MSs that perform intra-cell TCHF-TCHH load-based handovers. The TCHH Integration parameter is added. If this parameter is set to YES(Yes), the BSC enables two MSs that use different timeslots on a half-rate channel to share one timeslot by performing a forced handover.

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Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command with User-Level Intra-Cell HO Prohibit set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=1, INTRACELLSINUSEREN=YES;

Run the SET GCELLHOFITPEN command with Initial Increment Filtering Allowed set to YES(Yes), Voice/Data Channel Increment Filter Length and Signaling Channel Increment Filter Length set to appropriate values. The following is an example: SET GCELLHOFITPEN: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=1, DATASTRUPFLTLEN=5, SIGSTRUPFLTLEN=2, INITUPFILEN=YES;

Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command with HO Priority Adjustment set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=1, HOPRIOMODEN=YES;

Run the SET GCELLHOIUO command with OL/UL Load Control Optimization set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLHOIUO: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, HOCTRLSWITCH=HOALGORITHM2, UOLOADOPTSWITCH=YES;

Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command with Intra-cell F/H Load Control Optimization set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, HOCTRLSWITCH=HOALGORITHM2, INTRACELLFHOPTSWITCH=YES;

Run the SET GCELLCHMGAD command with TCHH Integration set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLCHMGAD: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, HALFRATEREPACKINGSWITCH=YES;

Trouble Ticket Number

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Feature ID

12. Optimizing Interference Band and Continuity Preference

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Description

This feature enables the BSC to consider PDCH allocation continuity and inherits the existing interference band information during channel conversion. This ensures that the interference preference accurately indicates the interference on channels. Optimizes channel allocation modes by considering PDCH allocation continuity and reducing the numbers of PDCH conversions and preemptions. Improves the high quality indicator (HQI) by eliminating interference, increasing the success rate of quality-based handovers, and reducing the number of quality-based handovers.

Benefit

Implementatio The Channel Allocation Algorithm Optimization and BCCH TRX Allocation Preference parameters are added to the SET n GCELLCHMGAD command. In addition, two values Continuity preferred and Management preferred are added to the Channel Allocate Strategy parameter in the SET GCELLCHMGBASIC command. During TCH allocation: If the BCCH TRX Allocation Preference parameter is set to CSFIRST, the BSC preferentially allocates TCHs on the BCCH TRX to CS services. If the BCCH TRX Allocation Preference parameter is set to PSFIRST, the BSC preferentially allocates TCHs on the non-BCCH TRX to CS services. If the Channel Allocation Algorithm Optimization parameter is set to YES and the Channel Allocate Strategy parameter is set to Continuity preferred, the BSC considers PDCH allocation continuity to ensure that the TCHs on certain timeslots of certain TRXs are allocated to CS services, reducing adverse impact on CS and PS services. During channel conversion, the BSC inherits the existing interference band preference and history preference. If a channel is released abnormally, the BSC performs penalty on its interference band preference to reduce the interference band preference. When the Channel Allocate Strategy parameter is set to Continuity preferred or Management preferred, the BSC allocates TCHs to CS services based on the preference accordingly. Related Operations To set BCCH TRX Allocation Preference to CSFIRST, run the following command: SET GCELLCHMGAD: BTRXPRIORITYSWITCH=CSFIRST; To set Channel Allocation Algorithm Optimization to YES, run the following command: SET GCELLCHMGAD: CHALLOCATIONOPTSWITCH=YES; To set Channel Allocate Strategy to Continuity preferred, run the following command: SET GCELLCHMGBASIC: CHALLOCSTRATEGY=CONTINUITY; Trouble Ticket CR GU01424 Number Feature ID GBFD-111004

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13. Optimizing Load Sharing Algorithm for XPU Subsystems Description Benefit The load sharing algorithm for XPU subsystems is optimized to balance CPU loads on XPU subsystems. After the BSC6900 is upgraded to V900R014C00, the CPU usage of XPU subsystems changes. Specifically, the CPU usage decreases for XPU subsystems that are under heavy load before the upgrade while increases for XPU systems that are under light load before the upgrade. This reduces flow control risks for XPU subsystems that are under heavy load before the upgrade. When the CPU usage for all XPU subsystems in the BSC exceeds 75% (the default value of the Share in CPU Rate parameter), calls are not forwarded, and therefore the CPU usage does not increase. When load sharing is performed, the number of outgoing and incoming calls increases, and therefore the average CPU usage increases for all XPU subsystems in the BSC(about 0.5~2%). For a BSC6900 earlier than V900R014C00, the default load sharing start threshold is 80%. Specifically, the BSC distributes calls to other XPU subsystems under light load only if the CPU usage of an XPU subsystem exceeds 80%. For a BSC6900 of V900R014C00, the load sharing start threshold changes to 20%. This balances the CPU usage for all XPU subsystems in the BSC and enhances the BSC's capability for processing burst services, improving the system reliability.

Implementatio n

Related Operations

None

Trouble Ticket DTS2012022805774 Number Feature ID None

14. Dynamic Planning of PDCH Channel Priority Type Description Dynamic planning of the PDCH channel priority type (specified by the PDCH Channel Priority Type parameter) enables the BSC to automatically plan the following EGPRS channels based on their numbers: EGPRS special channels, EGPRS priority channels, and EGPRS normal channels. This feature enables the PDCH Channel Priority Type parameter to be independently set for the underlaid and overlaid subcells in a concentric cell. Improves the efficiency for planning the PDCH channel priority type on the live network.

Benefit

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Implementatio n

The following parameters are added to the SET GCELLPSCHM command:


GPRS Channel Priority Type Auto-Planning Number of EGPRS Special Channels Number of EGPRS Priority Channels Number of EGPRS Normal Channels Number of EGPRS Special Channels (OL Number of EGPRS Priority Channels (OL Number of EGPRS Normal Channels (OL

Subcell)

Subcell)

Subcell)

If the BSC detects that a PS cell starts to work, it automatically distributes EGPRS channels of various types based on their numbers. If the total number of channels that can be configured in a cell is less than the total number of EGPRS channels specified during parameter setting, the number of EGPRS channels is ensured in the following priority (from high to low): EGPRS priority channels > EGPRS normal channels > EGPRS special channels. However, the PDCH channel priority type is planned in the following priority (from high to low): EGPRS special channels > EGPRS priority channels > EGPRS normal channels. These channels are planned on the TRX with the highest priority, from timeslots 7 to 0 in descending order. After all EGPRS channels in a cell are planned according to the parameter settings, the channels that are still available for planning in the cell are configured as GPRS channels. The TRX priority is determined in the following sequence:

The TRX whose Spectrum Sharing Shutdown Allowed is set to NO(No) is preferentially selected. If Multiband RA Capability is set to BCCHANDSUBFREQS(BCCH Band and Compatible Bands), the TRXs on a frequency band compatible with the BCCH frequency band are preferentially selected. The TRX that has more static PDCHs is preferentially selected. If BCCH TRX Allocation Preference is set to PSFIRST(PSFirst), the BCCH TRX is preferentially selected. If BCCH TRX Allocation Preference is set to CSFIRST(CSFirst), a non-BCCH TRX is preferentially selected. The TRX that has more convertible channels and low interference is preferentially selected. If two TRXs experience the same interference, the TRX that has more convertible channels is preferentially selected. The BSC checks dynamic planning of the PDCH channel priority type every 30 minutes. If the preferred channel type planned this time is different from that previously planned, the BSC triggers a PS cell reset and starts an automatic planning again.

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Run the SET GCELLPSCHM command with GPRS Channel Priority Type Auto-Planning set to ON(On). The following is as example: SET GCELLPSCHM: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, AutoGprsChPri=ON, EgprsSpeChnum=4, EgprsPriChnum=8, EgprsNorChnum=18, EgprsSpeChnumInn=0, EgprsPriChnumInn=0, EgprsNorChnumInn=0;

Trouble Ticket CR GU01459 Number Feature ID GBFD-113101

15. PDCH Management Optimization

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Description

The PDCH management optimization algorithm improves the functions of allocating, converting, preempting, and prebinding secondary links for PDCHs.

Benefit

Enhances the PDCH continuity. Increases the multislot satisfaction rate. Improves the channel bearing efficiency and reduces the interference caused by PS services to the entire network by decreasing the number of TCHs converted to PDCHs and the number of occupied PDCHs.

NOTE With this optimization, most PDCHs are distributed on certain TRXs after PDCH conversion. For example, if a maximum of nine TCHs can be converted to PDCHs in a cell, PDCHs may be distributed as follows after PDCH conversion: Eight PDCHs are distributed on a TRX, and the remaining one is distributed on another TRX. Such a distribution decreases the multislot satisfaction rate and single-user throughput. Implementatio The PDCH Management Optimization parameter is added to the SET GCELLPSCHM command. n During PDCH allocation, if this parameter is set to ON(On), the weight for the total number of continuous PDCHs on a TRX is added to the channel allocation weight table. This ensures the PDCH continuity.

During PDCH conversion, if this parameter is set to ON(On), the PDCH conversion priority is optimized as follows based on PDCH continuity rules: For load-based PDCH conversion, the BSC preferentially converts TCHs to PDCHs on a TRX with PDCHs to ensure that the existing PDCHs and the PDCHs converted from TCHs are continuous. The BSC converts TCHs to PDCHs on a TRX without PDCHs only when no TCH is available for conversion on the TRX with PDCHs.

For multislot capability-triggered PDCH conversion, the BSC converts TCHs to PDCHs based on the MS multislot capacity. If all TRXs have a sufficient number of TCHs for conversion, the BSC preferentially converts TCHs to PDCHs on a TRX with PDCHs. If no TRX has a sufficient number of TCHs for conversion, the BSC converts TCHs to PDCHs on a TRX with the largest number of available TCHs.

During PDCH preemption, if this parameter is set to ON(On), the preemption priority is optimized as follows: The channels on a TRX with poor PDCH continuity, more GPRS channels, and fewer PDCHs are preferentially preempted. On the TRX, GPRS channels are preferentially preempted.

During PDCH activation, if this parameter is set to ON(On), the BSC binds secondary links with EGPRS special channels, EGPRS priority channels, and EGPRS normal channels based on the value for Number of Initially Bound Secondary Links. However, the BSC does not bind any secondary links with GPRS channels.

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Run the SET GCELLPSCHM command with PDCH Management Optimization set to ON(On). The following is as example: SET GCELLPSCHM: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=2, EnPDAdminOpt=ON;

Trouble Ticket CR GU01435 Number Feature ID GBFD-113101

16. Optimization of License Usage Measurement for Certain License Control Items

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The names of some license control items have been changed. The license usage measurement for these license control items has been optimized. In addition, the configuration data for some of these license control items will be checked during an upgrade. The license usage measurement for certain license control items is more accurate. During an upgrade, if the upgraded tool determines that the configuration data exceeds the license capacity, users are prompted to delete the extra data within 60 days after the upgrade or to apply for a new license that meets the requirements of the configuration data. Otherwise, the configuration on the system will be limited after 60 days.

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License control items corresponding to the following features have been changed(Licenses for the PS Power Control Resource feature are calculated based on 64kbps):

III Power Control AMR Power Control AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Network Support SAIC Resource Active Power Control Resource PS Power Control Resource Extended Dynamic Allocation(EDA) Dynamic Cell Power Off Resource PSU Smart Control Resource Enhanced Dual-Band Network Resource AFC(Automatic Frequency Correction) Fast Move Handover Resource LLC Acceleration RACH Storm Filtration GPRS Packet Fast Transmission

Resource

Adjustment Resource

Resource

Resource

For users who have not used the preceding features, the corresponding license control items are added. For users who have used the preceding features, the license usage measurement of the corresponding license control items is based on the number of TRXs on which a specific feature is enabled (Licenses for the RACH Storm Filtration feature are calculated based on the number of cells). The upgrade tool will check the new license capacity when users who have used the following features implement an upgrade:

III Power Control AMR Power Control AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Active Power Control Resource Enhanced Dual-Band Network Resource AFC(Automatic Frequency Correction) Fast Move Handover Resource LLC Acceleration RACH Storm Filtration GPRS Packet Fast Transmission

Resource

Adjustment Resource

Resource

If the configuration data for the license control items corresponding to the preceding features exceeds the license capacity, users are prompted to delete the extra data within 60 days after the upgrade or to apply for a new license that meets the requirements of the configuration data. If no action is taken, the ALM-20743 Insufficient License Resources will be reported every day within 60 days, and the configuration on the system will be
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To check whether configuration data of any license control items exceeds the license capacity, run the following command: CHK DATA2LIC: FN="license_file.dat"; To query the current usage of each license control item, run the following command: DSP LICUSAGE: TYPE=Current;

Trouble Ticket DTS2012021304235 Number Feature ID None

Deleted Features
None.

5.1.2 Hardware Updates


New Hardware
None.

Modified Hardware
None.

Removed Hardware
None.

5.1.3 Command Line Updates


See Appendix 1 of the release notes.

5.1.4 Parameter Updates


See Appendix 2 of the release notes.

5.1.5 Alarm Updates


See Appendix 3 of the release notes.

5.1.6 Event Updates


See Appendix 4 of the release notes.

5.1.7 Counter Updates


See Appendix 5 of the release notes.

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5.1.8 License Updates


See Appendix 6 of the release notes.

5.2 Resolved Issues


1. The value of the PEAK.BSC.PROC.SPEED counter is incorrect in Gb over IP mode. DTS2010082401462 Trouble Ticket Number Description

In Gb over IP mode, when the active port is configured on the standby Gb interface board in the BSC6900, the value of the PEAK.BSC.PROC.SPEED counter is incorrect. Minor The value of the preceding counter should be calculated based on the amount of data processed on both the active and the standby Gb interface boards. The active board, however, reports only the amount of data processed on itself. As a result, the value of the preceding counter is smaller than the actual value. The active board sums up the amount of data processed on both the active and the standby boards and then reports the summed-up values. The value of the preceding counter becomes correct. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC300_500

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

2.

The BSC releases calls made by low-priority MSs with the release cause "OM intervention" if low-priority MSs fail to perform forced handovers.

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DTS2012022308171

If the eMLPP function is enabled and high-priority MSs preempt the channels occupied by low-priority MSs, the BSC triggers low-priority MSs to perform forced handovers. If the handovers fail, the BSC needs to release calls made by low-priority MSs with the release cause "OM intervention."
NOTE

eMLPP stands for enhanced multi-level precedence and preemption.

Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact

Minor After low-priority MSs fail to perform forced handovers, the BSC releases calls made by low-priority MSs with an incorrect release cause. The BSC now releases calls made by low-priority MSs with the release cause "preemption" if low-priority MSs fail to perform forced handovers. After this solution is used, the value of the CM404-Number of Clear Requests Sent on the A Interface (OM) counter decreases.

Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC300_501

3.

The unit of FE or GE BER in the output of the DSP BTSIPPM command is inconsistent with the unit of FE or GE BER reported by BTSs. iCare: none DTS2012021304359 The unit of FE or GE BER in the output of the DSP BTSIPPM command is byte/s. However, the unit of FE or GE BER reported by BTSs is bit/s. Minor The unit of FE or GE BER in the output of the DSP BTSIPPM command is defined incorrectly. The unit of FE or GE BER in the output of the DSP BTSIPPM command has been changed to bit/s. None

Trouble Ticket Number Description Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact

Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC300_502

4.

The measured value for the counter Number of VAMOS Call Handover Attempts (Demultiplexing) is greater than the actual value

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

DTS2012022002267

After the Voice services over Adaptive Multi-user channels on One Slot (VAMOS) function is enabled, the measured value for the counter Number of VAMOS Call Handover Attempts (Demultiplexing) is greater than the actual value. Minor When demultiplexing is enabled for lightly-loaded VAMOS services, the BSC uses an incorrect formula to calculate the number of channel pairs to be demultiplexed. The BSC now uses a correct formula to calculate the number of channel pairs to be demultiplexed. The measured value for the counter Number of VAMOS Call Handover Attempts (Demultiplexing) will decrease. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC300_503

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

5.

The call drop rate increases during handovers after the DTM function is enabled.

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Trouble Ticket iCare: none Number DTS2012022002672 Description Severity Root Cause After the Dual Transfer Mode (DTM) function is enabled, the call drop rate increases during handovers. Minor When the BSC makes handover decisions, it allows only emergency handovers, forced handovers and fast movement handovers for MSs in DTM mode. Most of these handovers occur when the Um interface quality is poor. As a result, the handover success rate is low. The DTM CS Handover Optimization parameter has been added to specify the handover policy for MSs in DTM mode. If this parameter is set to No, the BSC allows only emergency handovers, forced handovers and fast movement handovers for MSs in DTM mode. If this parameter is set to Yes, the BSC forbids only load-based handovers for MSs in DTM mode. If the DTM CS Handover Optimization parameter is set to Yes,the values for the following counters increase: Number of Abnormal Uplink DTM TBF Releases Due to CS Hangup or Handover Number of Abnormal Downlink DTM TBF Releases Due to CS Hangup or Handover Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC300_504

Solution

Solution Impact

6.

The measured values for TFO-related counters are incorrect after an inter-cell handover occurs.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

iCare: none DTS2012010601642 In BM/TC separated mode, if tandem free operation (TFO) is enabled, and if full-rate or half-rate speech versions are used both before and after an inter-cell handover, the measured values for TFO-related counters are incorrect. Minor The TFO-related counters are measured on a per cell basis. After an intercell handover occurs in the preceding scenario, the TFO-related counters that should be measured for the target cell are measured for the source cell. The TFO-related counters have been measured for the cell where an MS is currently located. The values for the TFO-related counters may fluctuate in BM/TC separated mode. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC300_505

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

7.

The number of abnormal downlink EGPRS TBF releases increases

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

BB4D51791

After sending data blocks whose final block indicators (FBIs) are set to 1, the BSC uses a high-rate coding scheme to send unacknowledged data blocks. In this scenario, the number of abnormal downlink EGPRS TBF releases increases. Minor When the signal quality deteriorates, if the BSC uses a high-rate coding scheme to send unacknowledged data blocks, mobile stations (MSs) may fail to receive the data blocks. Additionally, after receiving the EGPRS Packet Downlink Ack/Nack message that indicates a poor signal quality, the BSC cannot decrease the coding scheme in a timely manner.

Severity Root Cause

Solution

After sending data blocks whose FBIs are set to 1, the BSC splits and resends unacknowledged data blocks. For example, if the BSC uses MCS6 to send an unacknowledged data block but MSs fail to receive the data block, the BSC splits the data block and uses MCS3 to resend it. NOTE This problem has been resolved in BSC6900 V900R012C00.

Solution Impact

The following table lists the impact of this solution on counters. Counter A9305: Number of Downlink EGPRS TBF Normal Releases A9306: Number of Downlink EGPRS TBF Abnormal Releases due to N3105 Overflow A9317: Number of Downlink EGPRS TBF Abnormal Releases due to Other Cause RL9325: Retransmission Rate of Downlink EGPRS MCS6 RLC Data Blocks RL9324: Retransmission Rate of Downlink EGPRS MCS5 RLC Data Blocks Impact Increased Decreased Decreased Decreased Decreased

Test Case ID

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC300_506

8.

The UDP MUX function cannot take effect on the downlink.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

iCare: none DTS2011112100004 In A over IP mode, the UDP multiplexing (MUX) function cannot take effect on the downlink when the Receive UDP MUX Mode parameter is set to RTPCOMP.
NOTE

Downlink refers to the direction from the media gateway (MGW) to the BSC.

Severity Root Cause

Minor When the Receive UDP MUX Mode parameter is set to RTPCOMP, the BSC fills the MUX field with an incorrect value in UDP MUX packets sent to the MGW. As a result, the negotiation between the BSC and the MGW fails and the UDP MUX function cannot take effect on the downlink. The BSC fills the MUX field with a correct value in UDP MUX packets sent to the MGW. None. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC300_507

Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

9.

The counters related to abnormal TBF releases due to CS handovers are incorrectly measured in DTM mode.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

DTS2012031405972

The counters related to abnormal TBF releases due to CS handovers are incorrectly measured in DTM mode.

Severity Root Cause

Suggestion During dual transfer mode (DTM) services, abnormal downlink TBF releases due to CS handovers are mistakenly counted as abnormal uplink TBF releases. The measurement point has been corrected. After this solution is used:

Solution Solution Impact

The values for the following counters reduce: Number of Abnormal Uplink EGPRS TBF Releases due to CS Handover Number of Abnormal Uplink GPRS TBF Releases due to CS Handover The values for the following counters increase: Number of Abnormal Downlink EGPRS TBF Releases due to CS Handover

Number of Abnormal Downlink GPRS TBF Releases due to CS Handover Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC300_508

10. IP-path-related RTP counters are incorrectly measured.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

DTS2011110400936

In A over IP mode, if the Enable RTCP parameter is set to ON(Open), the following IP-path-related RTP counters are incorrectly measured: Delay Jitter at Local End of IP Path RTT at Local End of IP Path Minor Delay Jitter at Local End of IP Path: The measurement unit for this counter is millisecond (ms) but its calculation precision is 20 ms. RTT at Local End of IP Path: Only certain sampled values are measured. Delay Jitter at Local End of IP Path: The calculation precision of this counter has been corrected. RTT at Local End of IP Path: The method for measuring this counter has been corrected.

Severity Root Cause

Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

None. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC300_509

5.3 Known Issues


1. The communication between the OMU and host boards is interrupted when a nonphysical-layer fault occurs on the links between the OMU and the SCU boards

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Description

When a non-physical-layer fault occurs on the links between the OMU and the SCU boards, the LMT alarm console generates ALM-20223 Communication Between GE Switching Board and OMU Faulty, or the LMT maintenance panel displays that all boards are faulty or cannot be detected. The OMU or SCU boards experience a hardware failure. The communication between the OMU and the SCU boards is occasionally interrupted. As a result, the SCU and other service boards cannot be maintained. Minor None

Trigger Condition Impact

Severity Workaround

Trouble Ticket DTS2012010602297 Number Progress A solution is being designed, and the fault will be rectified in later versions.

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6.1 What's New
6.1.1 Feature Updates
New Features
1.

Changes from

V900R013C00SPC500 to V900R014C00SPC200

Support for Informing Users that a Configuration Command Does not Take Effect in Subracks in Non-effective Mode When a configuration command is executed on subracks in ineffective mode, the command output indicates that the execution result of this command does not take effect on subracks in ineffective mode. Users can be informed that a configuration command does not take effect in subracks in non-effective mode. The following information has been added to the output of the configuration command executed on subracks in ineffective mode: The current subracks xxx are in ineffective mode. The execution of this command is not effective on subracks in ineffective mode. N/A CR-GU01048

Description

Benefit Implementati on

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

MRFD-210301

2.

Permanent&Temporary License

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Description

With this function, customers can have a free trial of temporary licenses for a certain period of time besides the permanent licenses they have purchased. If the customers do not purchase temporary licenses after the free trial ends, the temporary licenses will become invalid while their permanent licenses remain active. If this function is used and the configured values of the license control items TRU which works as Multi transceivers Resource (per TRX) or Maximum TRX number allowed Resource (per TRX) is larger than the allowed values, the frequencies and power of temporarily authorized TRXs cannot be modified, while those of non-temporarily authorized TRXs can be modified.

Benefit

Using permanent and temporary licenses concurrently reduces the risk of network service interruption when temporary licenses expire. For versions earlier than the BSC6900 V900R014, if the configured value of any license control item exceeds the allowed value, users cannot activate GSM base stations, cells, or TRXs, and cannot modify parameters and frequencies of the GSM cells. For the BSC6900 V900R014 or later versions, if the configured values of the preceding license control items exceed the allowed values, users can modify the frequencies and power of temporarily authorized TRXs without changing those of non-temporarily authorized TRXs. The BSC supports the activation and use of the permanent&temporary license. When the temporary licenses become invalid, the BSC automatically withdraws them and uses only the permanent licenses. If the configured values do not exceed the allowed values of the license control items, users can modify the configuration of any TRXs, cells, and base stations. If the configured values exceed the allowed values, only the frequencies and power of temporarily authorized TRXs can be modified when the following conditions are met:

Implementati on

A permanent&temporary license is used. The Limited Mode parameter is set to

Limitation on TRXs. The configured values of TRU which works as Multi transceivers Resource (per TRX) or Maximum TRX number allowed Resource (per TRX) exceeds the allowed values.

When any of the preceding conditions is not met, Limited Mode is set to Limitation on System and users cannot use the following commands:

ACT BTS ACT GCELL ACT GTRX ADD GCELLFREQ MOD GCELL RMV GCELLFREQ

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1. 2. 3.

Run the following command to activate the license file: ACT LICENSE: FN="license_file.dat"; Run the following command to set the license policy: SET LICPOLICY: RVKMODE=TRX; Run the following commands to identify a temporarily controlled TRX: ADD GTRX: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, TRXID=0, FREQ=0, ISTMPTRX =YES; MOD GTRX: IDTYPE=BYID, TRXID=0, ISTMPTRX=YES;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

GBSC-OR-010

MRFD-210403

3.

SGSN Clock Obtaining Failure Detection for the POUc Board This function enables the BSC6900 to automatically detect whether the POUc board can successfully extract clock signals from the SGSN. If the POUc board fails to extract clock signals, an alarm is generated. If the POUc board fails to extract clock signals from the SGSN, PS services carried by that board will be affected. The reporting of the alarm helps operators to handle the problem in time. The ALM-20212 Clock Reference Source of An Interface Board Unavailable is reported when the BSC6900 detects that the POUc board fails to extract clock signals from the SGSN. None. MBSCV9R14C00-CR-GU00696

Description

Benefit

Implementati on Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

MRFD-210304

4.

Support for Hot Patch Status Consistency Check Between the OMU and Host Boards

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Description

The following mechanisms for hot patch status consistency check between the OMU and host boards have been added: 1. The BSC6900 automatically checks the hot patch status consistency once every day. 2. The CMP BRDVER command has been provided for checking the hot patch status consistency, and the consistency results will be displayed.

Benefit Implementati on

Users can check patch status consistency. 1. The BSC6900 starts a hot patch state consistency check once every day to compare the number of hot patches and their status on the host boards with the data recorded in the OMU. If they are inconsistent, the BSC6900 reports an alarm ALM-20733 Software Version Inconsistency Between OMU and Host. 2. After the CMP BRDVER command is executed, the BSC6900 compares the number of hot patches and their status on the host boards with the data recorded in the OMU, and displays the detailed information in the command output if they are inconsistent.

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

To check the hot patch status consistency, run the CMP BRDVER command. The following is an example: CMP BRDVER: SRN=0; MBSCV9R14C00-CR-GU00711

MRFD-210401

5.

Improving the Internal Communication Reliability of DPUs The error packet detection function is enhanced for heartbeat packets between a DPU core and each DSP on this DPU. The internal communication reliability of DPUs is improved. The average CPU usage of DPUs increases by about 0.3%. The DPU core detects heartbeat packets between the DPU core and each DSP. If an error heartbeat packet is detected, the DPU core sends the heartbeat packet again. None None

Description Benefit Implementati on Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

None

6.

Support for Checking the Physical Memory and Logical CPU of the OMU Board

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Description

If the physical memory or logical CPU of the OMU board is faulty, the ALM-20720 OMU Board Fault is reported. The alarm cause for a physical memory fault, is "The physical memory capacity does not comply with OMU specifications." The alarm cause for a logical CPU fault is "The number of logical CPU does not comply with OMU specifications." If the physical memory or logical CPU of the OMU board is faulty, users are alerted to replace the faulty OMU board to eliminate the impact on system capacity. The capacity of the physical memory and the number of logical CPUs are checked. If they do not comply with the OMU specifications, the ALM-20720 OMU Board Fault is reported to alert users that the OMU board is faulty. Run the following command to query the capacity of the physical memory and the number of the logical CPUs: DSP OMUSRV:; CR GU00759

Benefit

Implementati on

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

None

7.

Support for Verification of OMU IP Addresses OMU IP addresses are verified. If they are incorrect, the ALM-20721 OMU IP Address Configuration Error is reported. OMU IP addresses are incorrect, the OMU external and internal networks are disconnected or the data synchronization between the active and standby OMUs fails. This function detects OMU IP address errors. Once an error is detected, the alarm is reported, prompting users to correct the OMU IP addresses.

Description Benefit

Implementati on Related Operations

OMU IP addresses are verified every 5 minutes. If they are incorrect, the alarm is reported. If the alarm is reported, clear it following the online help. Run the DSP OMU command to query the OMU IP addresses. For details on the OMU IP addresses, see section "Changing IP Addresses and Masks of the OMU Ethernet Adapters" in the BSC6900 OMU Administration Guide.

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

None

None

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Support for Checking for Weak OMU Passwords The OMU password policy is optimized by adding the function of checking for weak OMU passwords. The optimized OMU password policy enhances user account security by requiring users to employ strong passwords. A weak password dictionary has been added to the OMU software. When a user creates a password for a new account or modifies an old password, the OMU checks whether the new password is included in the weak password dictionary. If so, a message "You cannot use common words included in the weak password dictionary." is displayed on the LMT or M2000. The user can continue with the operation only after they enter a password that is not included in the weak password dictionary. To enable the function of checking for weak OMU passwords, run the following command: SET PWDPOLICY: DICTCHKSW=ON; This function is disabled by default.

Description Benefit Implementati on

Related Operations

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

CR GU00153

MRFD-210305

9.

Specifying a Data Port Range for the FTP Server (for M2000)

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Description

1. When connecting an FTP client to an FTP server, users can set ServerIP to 0.0.0.0 to match all server IP addresses. 2. Users can specify the data port range for the FTP server in passive mode. 3. The mechanism for specifying a port for the FTP server to listen to has been changed.

Benefit

1. As there are a large number of OSS FTP servers, configuring destination ports on the FTP servers one by one based on host IP addresses is very time-consuming. Because most FTP servers have the same destination port, users can configure destination ports on such servers at a time by setting ServerIP to 0.0.0.0 (matching all IP addresses) and Port to the number of the desired destination port. This helps users quickly configure destination ports and deploy the security policy. 2. Users can now specify the data port range for the FTP server in passive mode to deploy the security policy. 3. The mechanism for specifying a port for the FTP server to listen to has been changed, meeting security requirements.

Implementati on

1. Users can run the ADD FTPSCLTDPORT command to set ServerIP to 0.0.0.0 to match all server IP addresses. 2. Users can run the SET FTPSSRV command to specify the data port range for the FTP server in passive mode.

The SET FTPSRVPORT command is deleted. The LST FTPSRVPORT command is deleted. The ACDPORTLWLT and ACDPORTUPLT parameters are added to the SET FTPSSRV command, specifying the lower and upper limits of the data port range for the FTP server in passive mode, respectively. After users run the LST FTPSSRV command, the lower and upper limits of the data port range for the FTP server in passive mode are displayed.

3. If users specify a port for the FTP server to listen to before the mechanism is changed, the external and internal networks listen to both the default port (port 21) and the user-defined port. If users specify a port for the FTP server to listen to after the mechanism is changed, the external network listens only to the user-defined port and the internal network listens only to the default port (port 21). In addition, after users change the listening port, the change takes effect immediately. Users no longer need to restart the FTP server for the change to take effect.

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1. Run the following command to add the information about the FTP server. In this example, set ServerIP to 0.0.0.0 and Port to 8021. ADD FTPSCLTDPORT: ServerIP="0.0.0.0", Port= 8021; 2. Run the following command to specify the data port range for the FTP server in passive mode: SET FTPSSRV: DFTPORTSWT=DEFAULTPORT,ACDPORTLWLT=25001, ACDPORTUPLT=30000; 3. Run the following command to configure the listening port of the FTP server: SET FTPSSRV: DFTPORTSWT=CUSTOMPORT, SRVCMDPORT=9021, SRVDATAPORT=9020;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

OR-353

MRFD-210305

10. Support for Filtering Events with Special Alarm Flag on the M2000 Description If an NE is set to work in maintenance mode, events from this NE will include a field Special Alarm Flag to indicate the maintenance mode of the NE. The events with this field can be filtered on the M2000. Events from NEs working in maintenance mode can be filtered on the M2000. This improves the efficiency for users to observe the events from NEs working in normal mode. If an NE works in maintenance mode, the field Special Alarm Flag will be included in the event from this NE. To query all the events from NEs working in maintenance mode, run the following command: LST ALMLOG: ALMTP=evt, SPCALMFLG=ALL_SPECIAL; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID N/A

Benefit

Implementati on Related Operations

MRFD-210304

11. New Self-healing Switch for Abnormal Active-OMU Resets

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Description

Without this function: If the abnormal active-OMU reset takes no more than 5 minutes, the self-healing operation is not performed no matter how many times the OMU is reset. With this function: If the abnormal active-OMU reset that takes no more than 5 minutes occurs 3 times within 24 hours, the active and standby OMUs are switched over.

Benefit

When the number of consecutive abnormal OMU resets reaches 3 within 24 hours, the active and standby OMUs are switched over to prevent OMU service interruption. A new parameter Self-healing Switch for Abnormal Active-OMU Reset has been added to the SET SLFSLVSW command. This parameter specifies whether to enable this function. The standby OMU checks whether the active OMU is reset abnormally. When the following conditions are met, the standby OMU sends a switchover request to the active OMU and the active OMU will initiate a switchover. The parameters Self-healing Switch and Self-healing Switch for Abnormal Active-OMU Reset are set to ON in the SET SLFSLVSW command. The standby OMU detects that the active OMU has been abnormally reset 3 times within 24 hours. The requirements for switching over the active and standby OMUs are met.

Implementati on

Related Operations

Run the following command to enable this function: SET SLFSLVSW: SWITCH=ON, RSW=ON; Run the following command to query the status of the self-healing switch for abnormal active-OMU reset: LST SLFSLVSW:; Run the following command to disable this function: SET SLFSLVSW: SWITCH=ON, RSW=OFF;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

CR GU01005

None

12. Support for Fault Management

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Description

This feature is used to quickly locate the following faults: RRC connection setup faults, CS service setup faults, PS service setup faults, paging faults, and a large number of unavailable cells. The LMT analyzes the counters, alarms, and logs of a problem site by following the diagnosis rules, and then sends a query result to users to quickly clear faults. The time for rectifying a fault is reduced, therefore shortening the service interruption time. The Fault Management Assistant tool is installed on the OMU. To enable the feature, do as follows: 1.On the LMT, click Device Maintenance. The Device Maintenance tab page is displayed. 2.On the BSC Maintenance tab page, click BSC Maintenance and double-click Fault Management Assistant. The Fault Management Assistant dialog box is displayed. 3.Select a fault scenario in the displayed dialog box. 4.Click Start and wait for the query result. The query results are as follows:

Benefit Implementati on Related Operations

If the operation is successful, the query result is shown in a new webpage. Choose Page > Save on the tool bar to save the query result as a local file. The query result includes the following items:

Trend chart of the KPIs and counters

Each KPI or counter has three curves, representing three 8-hour periods: the past 8 hours, the 8-hour period that ended 24 hours ago, and the 8-hour period that ended 7 days ago. The X-coordinate represents the time measurement (in minutes); the left Y-coordinate represents the counters (in the unit of each counter), and the right Y-coordinate represents the KPIs (in percentage).

KPIs Fault causes Suggestions for rectifying faults Operation logs

If the operation fails, a dialog box is displayed with the failure cause.

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

None

MRFD-210304

13. Software Integrity Protection

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Description Benefit

The RNC now checks the OMU software integrity periodically and reports an alarm if any OMU software file is lost or damaged. The OMU software files may be lost or damaged because of power failure or manual deletion. As a result, some of the OMU functions may be disabled or the OMU board cannot be loaded. With this function, OMU software integrity is checked and users are prompted to restore the lost or damaged OMU software files.

Implementa tion Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

The OMU software integrity is checked once every 12 hours, and the ALM-20723 File Loss or Damage is reported if any file is lost or damaged. If the alarm is reported, clear it by referring to the online help. MBSC-OR-122

MRFD-210305

14. Support for the FTP Client Authenticating the FTP Server Description Benefit Implementati on Related Operations The FTP client now can authenticate the FTP server when they both are using the SSL encryption mode for transmission. The FTP connection security is enhanced. The FTP client authenticates the FTP server by using the root certificate issued by the M2000. The SSLCERTAUTH parameter has been added to the SET FTPSCLT command. This parameter specifies whether to enable the FTP client to authenticate the FTP server. To enable the FTP client to authenticate the FTP server, run the following command: SET FTPSCLT: ENCRYMODE=ENCRYPTED, SSLCERTAUTH=YES; Note: Related certificates must be configured on the M2000. Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID DTS2011081704367

MRFD-210305

15. SSL Encryption Function Supported by the Tool for Preparing Data on the USB Storage Device and Upgrade Tool

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Description

The tool for preparing data on the USB storage device can now be connected to the BSC in SSL-encrypted mode and the upgrade tool can now upgrade the BSC in SSL-encrypted mode. The compatibility and security of the tool for preparing data on the USB storage device and the upgrade tool are improved. An interface is displayed for users to select a secure transmission type when using the tool for preparing data on the USB storage device or the upgrade tool. 1. Before using the tool for preparing data on the USB storage device or the upgrade tool, log in to the LMT and run the LST SSLCONF command to obtain the secure transmission information of the BSC to be upgraded. 2. Select the required secure transmission type on the Add NE Dialog Box of the tool for preparing data on the USB storage device or on the Input Step 1 window of the upgrade tool client.

Benefit Implementati on Related Operations

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

CR GU00967

MRFD-210305

16. Support for Setting the IEEE 802.1ag Standard Version Used by the Ethernet Ports on the BSC6900

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Description

This feature uses MML commands to modify the IEEE 802.1ag standard version used by the Ethernet ports on the BSC6900. After the default version of the IEEE 802.1ag standard has been rectified, the BSC6900 can be properly connected to the packet transport network (PTN). The default version of the IEEE 802.1ag standard supported by the Ethernet ports on a newly deployed BSC6900 can be rectified to enable the BSC6900 and the PTN to interconnect. Users can set the version of the IEEE 802.1ag standard supported by the Ethernet ports that use the TRUNK mode so that the BSC6900 can interconnect with the peer equipment.

Benefit

Implementati on

The default value of the CFMVER parameter in the SET ETHPORT command has been changed from V7 to V8. The default value of the CFMVER parameter in the ADD ETHTRK command has been changed from V7 to V8. The MOD ETHTRK command has been added. It is used to set the CFMVER parameter.

Related Operations

For an Ethernet port on a newly added FG2c, GOUc, FG2d, GOUd, FG2a, or GOUa board, perform the following operations:

To query the value of the CFMVER parameter, run the LST ETHPORT command. The following is an example: To change the value of the CFMVER parameter, run the SET ETHPORT command. The following is an example:

LST ETHPORT: SRN=0, SN=18, PN=0;

SET ETHPORT: SRN=2, SN=26, BRDTYPE=FG2a, PTYPE=FE, PN=0, CFMVER=V8; For an Ethernet port that has been added into a link aggregation group (LAG), perform the following operations:

To change the value of the CFMVER parameter to V8, run the ADD ETHTRK command. The following is an example:

ADD ETHTRK: SRN=0, SN=20, TRKN=0, WORKMODE=LOAD_SHARING, LACPMODE=STATIC_LACP, FLOWCTRLSWITCH=ON, CFMVER=V8;

To query the value of the CFMVER parameter, run the LST ETHTRK command. The following is an example: To change the value of the CFMVER parameter, run the MOD ETHTRK command. The following is an example:

LST ETHTRK: SRN=0, SN=20, TRKN=0;

MOD ETHTRK: SRN=0, SN=20, TRKN=0, CFMVER=V8; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID DTS2011041801702

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17. Support for Querying APR Packets

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Description

Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) packets are important control messages over Ethernet ports that may affect the operation of Ethernet ports. ARP packets are also broadcast packets at the data link layer. They are prone to broadcast storms and may carry an incorrect Media Access Control (MAC) address to the BSC. Generally, ARP problems are located and analyzed by capturing ARP packets. This feature provides the function of querying ARP packets by using man-machine language (MML) commands, an easy method of locating and analyzing ARP problems.

Benefit Implementati on

Using MML commands to query ARP packets makes it easy to locate ARP-related problems. 1. Running the new STR ARPPKTCAPTURE command starts the ARP packet capture process. The received and transmitted ARP packets are saved into corresponding queues by running this command. 2. Running the new STP ARPPKTCAPTURE command stops the ARP packet capture process. After this command is executed, ARP packets are not saved any more. 3. Running the new DSP ARPPKTCAPTURE command queries the captured ARP packets. The ARP packets are obtained from corresponding queues by running this command.

Related Operations

1. Run the STR ARPPKTCAPTURE command to start capturing ARP packets. 2. Run the STP ARPPKTCAPTURE command to stop capturing ARP packets. 3. Run the DSP ARPPKTCAPTURE command to query the captured ARP packets.

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

None

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18. Support for Built-in Firewalls

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Description

This feature increases the security capabilities of FG2c, FG2d, GOUc and GOUd boards and the maintainability of built-in firewalls. This feature increases the security capabilities of FG2c, FG2d, GOUc and GOUd boards as follows:

Adds protection against gratuitous ARP-spoofing attacks. Enhances flow control on the packets transmitted over the FG2c, FG2d, GOUc and GOUd boards.

This feature increases the maintainability of built-in firewalls as follows:

Improves the mechanism for reporting the ALM-21388 Invalid Packets Exceeding Alarm. Adds a mechanism for measuring packets transmitted over the FG2c, FG2d, GOUc and GOUd boards. When being attacked by gratuitous ARP spoofing, the BSC reports the ALM-21391 ARP Conflict. The flow control on the packets transmitted over the FG2c, FG2d, GOUc and GOUd boards is improved to prevent conflicts between different ports or between different types of packets in the same priority queue. The mechanism for reporting the ALM-21388 Invalid Packets Exceeding Alarm is also improved. Users can query statistics about the packets transmitted over a port on an FG2c, FG2d, GOUc or GOUd board or over the entire board.

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1. The ARPANTICHEATSW parameter, which specifies the switch for protection against gratuitous ARP-spoofing attacks, has been added to the SET IPGUARD command, and the ALM-21391 ARP Conflict has been added. If ARPANTICHEATSW is set to ON, the BSC reports the ALM-21391 ARP Conflict when being attacked by ARP spoofing. 2. Flow control is enhanced to prevent conflicts between different ports or between different types of packets. 3. To improve the mechanism for reporting the ALM-21388 Invalid Packets Exceeding Alarm, the following parameters are added to the SET IPGUARD command:

INVALIDMCASTALMSW, INVALIDMCASTALMTHD, and INVALIDMCASTALMRTHD ICMPALMSW, ICMPALMTHD, and ICMPALMRTHD

These parameters are added to provide protection against various types of invalid packets and to modify invalid packet alarm thresholds. In addition, the PN parameter is added to the SET IPGUARD command to specify the port protected against invalid packets. 4. The DSP ETHSTAT and DSP IPSTAT commands are added to query the statistics about the packets transmitted over a port on an FG2c, FG2d, GOUc or GOUd board or over the entire board.

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Related Operations

1.To enable the protection against gratuitous ARP-spoofing attacks, run the SET IPGUARD command with ARPANTICHEATSW set to ON. The following is an example: SET IPGUARD: SRN=2, SN=24, BRDTYPE=FG2c, ARPANTICHEATSW=ON; 2.To enable the protection against invalid packets. The following is an example: SET IPGUARD: SRN=2, SN=24, BRDTYPE=FG2c, INVALIDMCASTALMSW=ON, INVALIDMCASTALMTHD=512, INVALIDMCASTALMRTHD=256, ICMPALMSW=ON, ICMPALMTHD=512, ICMPALMRTHD=256; 3.To query statistics about the packets transmitted over a port on an FG2c or GOUc board, run the DSP ETHSTAT command. The following is an example: DSP ETHSTAT: SRN=2, SN=24, PN=2; 4.To query statistics about the packets transmitted over an FG2c or GOUc board, run the DSP IPSTAT command. The following is an example: DSP IPSTAT: SRN=2, SN=24;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

OR-224

MRFD-210305

19. Support for Querying the Route based on the Source IP Address

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Description

The source route function has been added to the FG2c, GOUc, FG2d and GOUd boards, enabling these two boards to query the route used for transmission based on the source IP address of a data packet. The source IP address can be an ETHIP, ETHTRKIP, or DEVIP. When the source IP address is an ETHIP or ETHTRKIP, only one port on the FG2c, GOUc, FG2d or GOUd board can be configured as the outgoing port. When the source IP address is a DEVIP, two ports, one active and the other standby, can be configured as the outgoing ports.

Benefit

This function simplifies route configuration in the scenario where the BSC6900 uses one IP address to communicate with multiple peer devices over one transmission path. In such a scenario, only one route based on the source IP address is required. 1. New commands ADD SRCIPRT, DSP SRCIPRT, MOD SRCIPRT, and RMV SRCIPRT have been added. Operators can use these commands to set a route based on the source IP address by setting the source IP address and next hop IP address. 2. When the source IP address is an ETHIP or ETHTRKIP, operators can specify only one next hop IP address, and the next hop IP address must be on the same network segment as the source IP address. 3. When the source IP address is a DEVIP, operators can specify two next hop IP addresses, one active and the other standby. 4. The two next hop IP addresses must be the existing next hop IP addresses configured on a route based on an Ethernet IP address or Ethernet trunk IP address. Of the two next hop IP addresses, the active one must be specified, and the standby one is specified only when the STANDBYNEXTHOPSWITCH parameter is set to YES. By default, the active next hop IP address is used. 5. The standby next hop IP address is used only when the active next hop outgoing port is faulty. When the active next hop outgoing port is recovered, the BSC6900 will wait 30 seconds and then switch over services to the active next hop outgoing port.

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Related Operations

Run the following commands to add an Ethernet IP address, an Ethernet trunk IP address, and two device IP addresses: ADD ETHIP: SRN=1, SN=24, PN=0, IPINDEX=0, IPADDR="1.1.1.1", MASK="255.255.255.0"; ADD ETHTRKIP: SRN=1, SN=24, TRKN=0, IPINDEX=0, IPADDR="2.2.2.2", MASK="255.255.255.0"; ADD DEVIP: SRN=1, SN=24, DEVTYPE=LOGIC_IP, IPADDR="3.3.3.3"; ADD DEVIP: SRN=1, SN=24, DEVTYPE=LOGIC_IP, IPADDR="4.4.4.4"; Run the following commands to set routes based on the preceding Ethernet IP address and Ethernet trunk IP address: ADD SRCIPRT: SRN=1, SN=24, IPTYPE=ETHIP, SRCIPADDR="1.1.1.1", NEXTHOP="1.1.1.2"; ADD SRCIPRT: SRN=1, SN=24, IPTYPE=ETHTRKIP, SRCIPADDR="2.2.2.2", NEXTHOP="2.2.2.3"; Run the following command to set a route based on a preceding device IP address with the outgoing port set to an Ethernet port: ADD SRCIPRT: SRN=1, SN=24, IPTYPE=DEVIP, SRCIPADDR="3.3.3.3", NEXTHOP="1.1.1.2", STANDBYNEXTHOPSWITCH=NO; Run the following command to set a route based on the other device IP address with the outgoing port set to a trunk group: ADD SRCIPRT: SRN=1, SN=24, IPTYPE=DEVIP, SRCIPADDR="4.4.4.4", NEXTHOP="2.2.2.3", STANDBYNEXTHOPSWITCH=NO; Run the following command to check whether the route is configured for the IP address 1.1.1.1 on the board in slot 24 subrack 1: DSP SRCIPRT: SRN=1, SN=24, SRCIPADDR="1.1.1.1";

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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20. Support for Manual Clearing of Dynamic ARP Entries

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Description

Dynamic ARP entries can be manually cleared in the following ways:


Clearing all the dynamic ARP entries learnt by a port Clearing the dynamic ARP entry corresponding to an IP address

With this function, users can clear incorrect dynamic ARP entries on the BSC6900 when there is an exception on a BSC6900 interface board or the interconnected transmission equipment of the board. Then, the BSC6900 can learn the ARP entries again without waiting for 20 minutes (ARP table aging time). Benefit Implementati on Related Operations The O&M performance is enhanced. The CLR ARP command has been added. The CLRTYPE parameter, which indicates whether to clear ARP entries by port or by IP address, has been added to this command. 1.To clear ARP entries by port, run the CLR ARP command. The following is an example: CLR ARP: SRN=0, SN=14, CLRTYPE=CLRPORT, PORTTYPE=ETHER, PN=2; 2.To clear ARP entries by IP address, run the CLR ARP command. The following is an example: CLR ARP: SRN=0, SN=14, CLRTYPE=CLRIP, IPADDR="11.11.11.2"; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID DTS2011041801609

GBFD-118601/GBFD-118602/GBFD-118603

21. Support for Real-time BER Monitoring

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Description

This feature enables users to view the bit error rate (BER) on an E1/T1 port in real time. This helps to quickly locate transmission problems on the E1/T1 link. Without this feature, users can only view bit error seconds on the LMT in real time and perform BER monitoring in E1/T1 loopback scenarios. With this feature, users can view the BER of E1/T1 links in real time. A BER curve is displayed after bit error second monitoring is started on the LMT. The BER is calculated based on the number of error frames on the E1/T1 link and the number of CRC failures. None CR GU00703

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Implementati on Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

MRFD-210801

22. Support for Cross Connection Detection Between a BSC and a Transmission Device When They Work in MSP Mode

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Description

This feature enables the BSC to detect optical fiber cross connections of the protection channels and working channels between the BSC and a transmission device (for example, OSN), which work in Multiplex Section Protection (MSP) mode. The following figure shows the correct connection:

This feature detects cross connections in the following scenarios: The TX and RX working channel ports on the BSC are connected to the RX and TX protection channel ports on the OSN. The TX and RX protection channel ports on the BSC are connected to the RX and TX working channel ports on the OSN.

The TX working channel port on the BSC is connected to the RX protection channel port on the OSN. The TX protection channel port on the BSC is connected to the RX working channel port on the OSN.

The RX working channel port on the BSC is connected to the TX protection channel port on the OSN. The RX protection channel port on the BSC is connected to the TX working channel port on the OSN.

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Benefit Implementati on Related Operations

This feature prevents service interruption due to cross connections. After this feature is enabled, the BSC sends SDH frames with the MSAIS field over the standby optical port and determines whether the connections are correct based on received frames. Run the CHK OPTCRS command to detect optical fiber cross connections. The following uses port 3 on the board in slot 16 of subrack 0 as an example: CHK OPTCRS: SRN=0, SN=16, PN=3; The output is as follows: Check OPT Cross Connection -------------------------Subrack No. = 1 Slot No. = 22 Port No. = 0 Check Result = loopback (Number of results = 1)

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

CR GU00792

MRFD-210304

23. Configurable VLAN Priority and DSCP

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Description

The Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) priority indicates the priority of a packet at the data link layer. The Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) is a field in an IP packet that indicates the service level of the packet. If a router filters packets based on the VLAN priority or DSCP, and the VLAN priority or DSCP value of a packet is lower than the VLAN priority or DSCP value specified in the router, the router will discard the packet. In BSC6900 V900R013C00SPC500, the following types of packets use fixed VLAN priorities: Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) packets IEEE 802.1ag Ethernet OAM packets OAM is short for Operations, Administration, and Maintenance. In addition, the following types of packets use fixed DSCP values: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) packets Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) packets Trace Route packets If the fixed VLAN priorities or DSCP values of the packets are relatively low, the packets are probably discarded by the router. In BSC6900 V900R014C00SPC200, associated parameters have been added so that users can customize the VLAN priority and DSCP value of packets.

Benefit Implementati on

Users can customize the VLAN priority and DSCP value of packets. The fixed VLAN priority and DSCP value are invalidated. The VLANPRI and ARPVLANPRI parameters have been added for specifying the VLAN priority. The DSCP parameter has been added for specifying the DSCP value.

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To set the VLAN priority and DSCP value, perform the following operations on the BSC6900 LMT:

To set the VLAN priority of IEEE 802.1ag Ethernet OAM packets, run the ADD CFMMA command with the VLANPRI parameter set to an appropriate value. The following is an example: ADD CFMMA: SRN=2, SN=24, MDIDX=0, VLANID=24, MAIDX=0, MANAME="ma0", VLANPRI=4;

To set the DSCP value of Trace Route packets, run the TRC IPADDR command with the DSCP parameter set to an appropriate value. The following is an example: TRC IPADDR: SRN=2, SN=24, DESTIP="23.23.23.2", DSCP=30;

To set the DSCP value of BFD packets, run the STR IPCHK command with the DSCP parameter set to an appropriate value. The following is an example: STR IPCHK: SRN=2, SN=24, CHKTYPE=SBFD, CARRYT=ETHPORT, PN=3, MODE=CHECK_ON_PRIMARY_PORT, PEERIP="23.23.23.2", WHETHERAFFECTSWAP=NO, DSCP=50;

To set the DSCP value of DHCP packets and the VLAN priority of ARP packets, run the SET INTBRDPARA command with the DSCP and ARPVLANPRI parameters set to appropriate values. The following is an example: SET INTBRDPARA: SRN=2, SN=24, BT=FG2c, DHCPDSCP=30, ARPVLANPRI=7;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

DTS2011042802673

None

24. 5-Minute Measurement of the Highest Transmit and Receive Rates in the Transport Network

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Description

The following counters have been added: VS.IPPATH.IPLAYER.FIVE.MINUTES.PEAK.TXRATE: Maximum Transmit Rate of an IP Path at the IP Layer (5-Minute) VS.IPPATH.IPLAYER.FIVE.MINUTES.PEAK.RXRATE: Maximum Receive Rate of an IP Path at the IP Layer (5-Minute) VS.FEGE.FIVE.MINUTES.RXMAXSPEED: Highest Receive Rate of the FEGE Ethernet Port (5-Minute) VS.FEGE.FIVE.MINUTES.TXMAXSPEED: Highest Transmit Rate of the FEGE Ethernet Port (5-Minute) VS.LGCPRT.FIVE.MINUTES.PEAK.TXRATE: Maximum Transmit Rate of Logical Port (5-Minute)

Benefit Implementati on

Users can query the highest transmit and receive rates sampled every 5 minutes within a specified measurement period. The preceding counters are measured as follows: 1. Within a specified measurement period, the BSC6900 measures the number of transmitted and received bytes every 5 seconds and accumulates the number of bytes at the end of every 5-minute sampling period to obtain the total number of bytes transmitted or received within the sampling period. 2. The BSC6900 calculates the transmit and receive rate within every 5-minute sampling period with the following formula: Transmit and receive rate within a 5-minute sampling period = Total number of bytes transmitted and received within a 5-minute sampling period/300 3. The BSC6900 compares all of the collected transmit and receive rates to obtain the highest transmit and receive rate within the specified measurement period, which is the value of the corresponding counter.

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

None CR-2198

MRFD-210302

25. Support for the ALM-21522 Low SCCP Connection Setup Success Rate

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Description

If the SCCP connection setup success rate is smaller than the value of Threshold of Low SCCP Setup Success Rate and the number of Connection Request (CR) messages is larger than the value of Minimum number of CR, the alarm ALM-21522 Low SCCP Connection Setup Success Rate is reported. This alarm warns users if service setups fail due to incorrect configurations, transmission congestion, or congestion on the peer equipment. Each SPU subsystem calculates the number of CR messages sent and Connection Confirmed (CC) messages received by each destination signaling point (DSP) every 5 minutes. This alarm is reported when the following conditions are met for two consecutive periods: The number of CR messages sent by a DSP is larger than the value of Minimum number of CR. The ratio of CC to CR is smaller than the value of Threshold of Low SCCP Setup Success Rate.

Benefit

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Related Operations

Run the SET TNSOFTPARA command and set Minimum number of CR and Threshold of Low SCCP Setup Success Rate. The following is shown as an example: SET TNSOFTPARA: CRMinNum=100, CCCRRatioThrd=80; To query the setting of Minimum number of CR and Threshold of Low SCCP Setup Success Rate, run the following command: LST TNSOFTPARA: LstFormat=VERTICAL;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

CR GU00367

None

26. CPU Load Balancing Among MPU Subsystems

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Description

In versions earlier than BSC6900V900R014, transmission resources are assigned to a base station by an MPU subsystem through an interface board. The interface board is bound to the MPU subsystem. In BSC6900V900R014, transmission resources are assigned to a base station by an MPU subsystem through a CPU for Service (CPUS) subsystem. Each CPUS subsystem is bound to an MPU subsystem and manages the control-plane resources of several base stations. If the BSC6900 uses IP transmission and the CPU load balancing function is enabled, another MPU subsystem in the BSC6900 will alternatively assign transmission resources when the CPU load of the MPU subsystem reaches the load balancing threshold.

Benefit

When the CPU load of all MPU subsystems in the BSC6900 reaches or exceeds the load balancing threshold, more MPU subsystems can be added to reduce the CPU load of the existing MPU subsystems. In versions earlier than BSC6900V900R014, the CPU load of an MPU subsystem is distributed among the interface boards bound to the MPU subsystem. In BSC6900V900R014, the CPU load of an MPU subsystem is distributed among the CPUS subsystems bound to the MPU subsystem. In the BSC6900, the number of CPUS subsystems is always larger than the number of interface boards. Also, the CPUS subsystems are more evenly bound to MPU subsystems than the interface boards. Therefore, after an upgrade to BSC6900V900R014, the CPU load of MPU subsystems is better balanced in the scenario where traffic load is evenly distributed among the base stations that are managed by the MPU subsystems. After the CPU load balancing among MPU subsystem is enabled, the CPU load of a multi-core interface board (AOUc, POUc, UOIc, FG2c, or GOUc) increases by 3%. If a maximum of 24 MPU subsystems are configured in the BSC6900V900R014, the CPU load of each MPU subsystem increases by 2% when there is no traffic compared with the same configuration in the BSC6900 of an earlier version. However, in BSC6900V900R014, the CPU load caused by a single user is less than that in an earlier version. Therefore, BSC6900V900R014 outperforms its earlier versions when the average CPU load of the MPU subsystems is equal to or higher than 40%. If only one SPU board is configured with an MPU subsystem, the CPU usage of the MPU subsystem increases by about 3% after the BSC6900 is upgraded to BSC6900V900R014. However, this increase does not have any significant impact on the BSC6900 capacity, MPU performance is not a system bottleneck.

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Transmission resources are preferentially assigned to a base station by an MPU subsystem through a CPUS subsystem. Each CPUS subsystem is bound to an MPU subsystem and manages the controlplane resources of several base stations. The MPU Load Sharing Threshold and MPU Load Difference Threshold parameters are added. If the user plane uses IP transmission, the BSC6900 checks the CPU load of each MPU subsystem before transmission resources are assigned. The BSC6900 selects another MPU subsystem to assign transmission resources for the base station when both the following conditions are met: The maximum CPU load among all MPU subsystems is larger than the value for MPU Load Sharing Threshold.

The difference between the maximum and minimum CPU load in the MPU subsystem exceeds MPU Load Difference Threshold.

After an upgrade to BSC6900V900R014, the load balancing threshold of the BSC6900 is set to 75% by default. The default threshold can be decreased to trigger the CPU load balancing process more easily to better balance the CPU load. Related Operations To specify the load balancing threshold and load difference threshold, run the SET TNLOADBALANCEPARA command. The following is an example: SET TNLOADBALANCEPARA: MPULOADSHARETH=40, MPULOADDIFFTH=10; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID IR-RAN14.0-019-SR-01-AR-01

GBFD-110003

27. Support for a new parameter GTP-U+BSSGP Parameter Transport Mode

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Feature Descriptio n Improveme nt Implement ation

When the CN supports service type identification, this function enables the BSC to interpret service types contained in GTP-U and BSSGP packets. This function, requested by China Mobile, helps make efficient use of radio resources. This function helps the BSC make efficient use of radio resources by dynamically adjusting radio resources based on service types that are identified by the CN. After identifying a service type, the GGSN adds the service type to the extension field of a GTP-U packet header. Then, the GGSN sends this GTP-U packet to the SGSN. The SGSN adds this service type to the extension field of a BSSGP packet header after successfully interpreting the service type. Then, the SGSN sends this BSSGP packet to the BSC. After receiving the BSSGP packet, the BSC interprets the service type contained in the extension field of the BSSGP packet header. Then, the BSC dynamically allocates radio resources based on the interpreted service type. Currently, only QQ services are supported.

Related Operations PR Number Feature ID

Run the SET GCELLGPRS command with Support DPI set to SUPPORT(GGSN Support) and DPI Parameter Transport Mode set to GTP-U+BSSGP(GTP-U+BSSGP). FF-034 N/A

28. Support for synchronization and Co-BCCH between BTS3900 and BTS3012

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Feature Description

To meet the requirements for smooth upgrade from BTS3012/BTS3012AE/BTS3012II to BTS3900/BTS3036/BTS3900A/BTS3036A/DBS3900/DBS3036/ BTS3900L, this function supports co-site between BTS3012/BTS3012AE/BTS3012II and BTS3900/BTS3036/BTS3900A/BTS3036A/DBS3900/DBS3036/ BTS3900L. The base stations share a site and antenna in terms of hardware, support inter-BTS cells in terms of services, and remain two independent sites in terms of configuration and maintenance. The following groups of base stations can be enabled with co-site:

BTS3012 + BTS3900 (or BTS3036) BTS3012II + BTS3900 (or BTS3036) BTS3012AE + BTS3900A (or BTS3036A) BTS3012AE + DBS3900 (or DBS3036) BTS3012 + DBS3900 (or DBS3036) BTS3012II + DBS3900 (or DBS3036) BTS3012 + BTS3900L BTS3012II + BTS3900L

Improvement

BTS3012/BTS3012AE/BTS3012II can be upgraded to BTS3900/BTS3036/BTS3900A/BTS3036A/DBS3900/DBS3036/ BTS3900L smoothly. A BTS3012_SRAN cabinet is added to BTS3012, BTS3012AE_SRAN cabinet to BTS3012AE, and BTS3012II_SRAN cabinet to BTS3012II. This feature is implemented in terms of hardware in the following ways: A BBU subrack (including a UCIU board) and GRFU or MRFU boards are added to the new cabinet of BTS3012/BTS3012AE/BTS3012II. BTS3900/BTS3036/BTS3900A/BTS3036A/DBS3900/DBS3036/ BTS3900L has an independent BTS3900 cabinet. Therefore, a BBU subrack is not installed in a BTS3012_SRAN/BTS3012AE_SRAN/BTS3012II_SRAN cabinet. Co-site is enabled on the local maintenance terminal (LMT) in the following ways: The cabinet type of BTS3012/BTS3012AE/BTS3012II is changed to new type, and a BBU subrack (including a UCIU board) and GRFU or MRFU boards are added to BTS3900/BTS3036/BTS3900A/BTS3036A/DBS3900/DBS3036/ BTS3900L.

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Related Operations

New commands are added: ADD BTSGRP, RMV BTSGRP, LST BTSGRP, and SET BTS3012SRANMODE. The alarms ALM-21806 BTS Not Support Configured Function and ALM-21801 GSM Cell out of Service are modified. Co-site between the existing BTS3012 and the added BTS3900 is used as an example for the co-site of the BTS3012/BTS3012AE/BTS3012 II and the BTS3900/BTS3036/BTS3900A/BTS3036A/DBS3900/DBS3036/ BTS3900L. Run the SET BTS3012SRANMODE command to set the BTS3012 to a normalized base station and change its cabinet type. Run the ADD BTS command to add a BTS3900 that supports normalized mode. Run the ADD BTSCABINET command to add a BTS3900 cabinet. If the BTS3900 and the BTS3012 shares a cabinet, then a BTS3012_SRAN/BTS3012AE_SRAN/BTS3012II_SRAN cabinet is configured. If the BTS3900 uses an independent cabinet, then a BTS3900 cabinet is configured on the basis of the physical cabinet type. Run the ADD BTSBRD command to add a UCIU board to the BTS3900 so that the BTS3900 clock is synchronized with the BTS3012 clock. Run the ADD BTSGRP command to configure the BTS3012 and BTS3900 as a co-site group. Run the ADD CELLBIND2BTS command to bind the BTS3012 cells to the BTS3900 so that they are inter-site cells. Run the ADD GRTX command to configure TRXs for the intersite cells. Run the ADD TRXBIND2PHYBRD command to bind the TRXs to the BTS3900.

PR Number Feature ID

FF-001 N/A

29. Support for the U-TDOA positioning method over the Lb interface

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Description

In addition to CELL ID+TA and A-GPS, the feature Lb Interface enables the BSC to support a new positioning method: Uplink Time Difference of Arrival (U-TDOA).

Improvement U-TDOA is more precise than CELL ID+TA and supports more subscribers than A-GPS. Without introduction of this feature, Huawei BSS supports CELL ID+TA and A-GPS. However, CELL ID+TA cannot meet operators' requirements for precise positioning. A-GPS is the most precise, but is available only to GPS-capable MSs. With this feature, U-TDOA meets operators' requirements for precise positioning and has no special requirement for MS capability. This helps operators support more subscribers. Implementati U-TDOA requires the cooperation between the Location Measurement Unit (LMU) and the Serving Mobile Location Center (SMLC). The LMU on is provided by a third-party vendor. The BSC does not manage the LMU or process messages between the LMU and the SMLC. It only provides transparent channels between the LMU and SMLC. Physically, the LMU sets up a transparent channel using transmission resources over the Abis interface, and the SMLC sets up a transparent channel using transmission resources over the Lb interface. Then, the BSC interconnects the two transparent channels. The Abis and Lb interfaces must use the same transmission mode. Currently, only the AbisTDM+LbTDM and AbisIP+LbIP transmission modes are supported. In AbisTDM+LbTDM mode, the BSC is configured with a semipermanent link between the LMU and the SMLC. This semi-permanent link transparently transmits messages between the LMU and the SMLC. In AbisIP+LbIP mode, the LMU and the SMLC exchange messages with each other directly through a router, not through the BSC. The signaling process for U-TDOA over the Lb interface is as follows:
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The U-TDOA Delta Timer parameter is added to the BSC.

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Related Operations

To enable U-TDOA over the Lb interface, perform the following steps on the BSC: Add an SMLC destination signaling point and set the type of the destination signaling point to LB by running the following MML command: ADD N7DPC: NAME="smlc", DPX=1, SPX=0, SPDF=WNF, DPC=H'F5, DPCT=LB, BEARTYPE=MTP3; Add an SMLC by running the following MML command: ADD GEXTSMLC: SMLCIDX=0, OPNAME="huawei", SMLCMode=OUTER, DPX=1; Add a semi-permanent link, for example in AbisTDM+LbTDM mode, by running the following MML commands as required: In BM/TC combined mode: ADD SEMILINK: IDX=0, APPTYPE=OTHER, LNKRATE=64K, INSRN=0, INSN=18, INPN=31, INTSN=24, OUTSRN=0, OUTSN=24, OUTPN=31, OUTTSN=32; In BM/TC separated mode (the Lb interface is configured in the TC subrack and the semi-permanent link passes through the Ater interface): ADD SEMILINK: IDX=0, APPTYPE=OTHER, LNKRATE=64K, INSRN=3, INSN=16, INPN=31, INTSN=24, OUTSRN=3, OUTSN=26, OUTPN=31, OUTTSN=24; ADD SEMILINK: IDX=1, APPTYPE=OTHER, LNKRATE=64K, INSRN=0, INSN=26, INPN=31, INTSN=24, OUTSRN=0, OUTSN=22, OUTPN=31, OUTTSN=24;

PR Number Feature ID

FF-011 GBFD-115404

30. Support for NC2 Between GSM and TD-SCDMA

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Feature Description

Without the NC2 Between GSM and TD-SCDMA feature, some TD-SCDMA UEs' packet switched (PS) services are processed in GSM cells, causing GSM cells burdened with PS traffic. With this feature, the BSC adopts a differential interoperability policy for TD-SCDMA UEs. Specifically, the BSC forcibly reselects TD-SCDMA UEs' PS services to qualified TD-SCDMA cells to strike a traffic balance between GSM and TD-SCDMA cells.

Improvement

Traffic balance between GSM and TD-SCDMA cells Increased TD-SCDMA network usage Improved user experience

Implementati on

When a TD-SCDMA UE is processing PS services in a GSM cell, the BSC instructs the UE to change its network control mode and modify the values of measurement control parameters by sending a Packet Measurement Order message. This message contains neighboring TD-SCDMA cell information, such as frequencies and primary scrambling codes. Then, the BSC sends a Packet Cell Change Order message to the UE to forcibly reselect this UE's PS services to a neighboring TDSCDMA cell if the following conditions are met: This neighboring TD-SCDMA cell has a required signal level and is not overloaded. The UE has been processing PS services for more than N seconds. Where, N specifies the value of the TDD Reselection time Threshold parameter in the SET GCELLRESELECTUTRANTDD command.
The BSC obtains traffic information about neighboring TD-SCDMA cells from the cell common measurement procedure. In addition, it obtains other information required for initiating the cell reselection procedure from packet measurement reports that are periodically sent by the UE.

Related Operations

Run the SET GCELLPSOTHERPARA command with GSM-toTD Cell Reselection Allowed set to FORCENC2(Force NC2 Mode). Run the SET GCELLRESELECTUTRANTDD command with TDD_MULTIRAT_REPORTING set to a value other than 0. Run the ADD IMEIGRP command with IMEI Group Index, Start IMEI, and End IMEI set to appropriate values.

PR Number Feature ID

FF-035 GBFD-511405

31. Support for geographic display of hot spots and terminals for GSM PS services

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Description

Geographic display of hot spots and terminals for GSM packet switched (PS) services enables the BSC to provide a comprehensive grid map based on PS Call History Record (CHR) logs. The grid map shows the geographic distribution of terminals and highlights GSM PS service hot spots so that operators can see what types of terminals or services are being used in these areas.
In this problem report, the term "PS services" refers to GSM PS services.

Improvemen t

This feature helps operators:


Learn about resource distribution in the entire network Identify blind spots Track a single subscriber in the network Locate and analyze network faults Deploy networks and expand network capacity

Implementat ion

The BSC records the following information in PS CHR logs on a per subscriber basis:

Common information, including the service type, service duration, terminal capability, service's server IP address, service's server port number, and International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) Event information, including events in the ATTACH, DETACH, Packet Data Protocol (PDP) activation, PDP deactivation, and routing area update procedures Network access and cell reselection information, including the receive level upon network access, downlink bit error probability (BEP) upon network access, information in the FLUSH LL procedure, receive level upon cell reselection, and BEP upon cell reselection Services (delay-sensitive, upload, and download services) location information, including the transmission delay, transmission jitter, uplink and downlink LLC-layer traffic, uplink and downlink RLC-layer traffic, and uplink and downlink PS service channel usage Exception information, including uplink and downlink LLC-layer transmission interruptions, uplink and downlink TBF establishment failures, and uplink and downlink abnormal TBF releases Measurement report information, including the serving cell's BCCH signal level and TRX index, and neighboring cells' BCCH signal levels and frequencies Service types information, including uplink and downlink LLClayer traffic, uplink and downlink RLC-layer traffic, uplink and downlink PS service channel usage, uplink and downlink TBF duration, and uplink and downlink TBF establishment intervals

Nastar analyzes PS CHR log data and displays it in a comprehensive grid map. Using this grid map, operators can locate and analyze network faults, perform service- and terminal-based performance analysis, estimate user experience, and ensure high signal quality for VIP users.

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Related Operation

1.Run the SET GPSCHRCTRL command with the following parameters set to appropriate values:

PS CHR Switch Service Location Information Access and Reselection Information Event Information Exception Information Measurement Report Information Service Type Information IMEI Information

2.Run the SET GPSCHRSCOPE command with PS CHR Collect Switch set to an appropriate value. 3.Run the ADD GPSCHRUSER command to add a VIP user whose PS CHR logs need to be exported. PR Number Feature ID FF-036 FF-041 FF-042 FF-043 FF-044 FF-045 GBFD-118614

32. Support for High Speed Circuit Switched Data Service

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Feature Description Improvement

The feature High Speed Circuit Switched Data Service enables GBSS to allocate a maximum of four TCHs to a CS data service, increasing the rate of the CS data service to 57.6 kbit/s. With this feature, a CS data service can be allocated a maximum of four TCHs. Therefore, the rate of the CS data service increases from 14.4 kbit/s to 57.6 kbit/s, improving user experience. 1. HSCSD services are classified into transparent and nontransparent services. The GBSS allocates TCHs to an HSCSD service according to the required number of TCHs. 2. A transparent HSCSD service can be set up only at a specified rate. In a congested cell, a transparent HSCSD service cannot be set up because the service cannot be allocated sufficient continuous idle TCHs. 3. A non-transparent HSCSD service supports a variable rate. When a cell is congested, the GBSS allocates as many continuous idle TCHs as possible to a non-transparent HSCSD service (in this case, the actual transmission rate may be lower than the requested rate). When the cell has sufficient channel resources, the GBSS allocates more idle TCHs to the service to meet the call rate request. 4. Huawei GBSS can handle requests for increasing or decreasing TCHs from MSs that are performing non-transparent HSCSD services. 5. In an extended cell, an HSCSD service can be allocated only one TCH. Therefore, an MS performing a non-transparent HSCSD service can be handed over to an extended cell; however, an MS performing a transparent HSCSD service cannot be handed over to an extended cell.

Implementati on

Related Operations

To enable this feature, perform the following steps on the BSC: Turn on the early classmark sending control (ECSC) switch by running the following MML command: SET GCELLCCBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=2, ECSC=YES; Set the maximum number of channels to be allocated to an HSCSD service and the dynamic TCH adjustment period by running the following MML command: SET GCELLOTHEXT: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=2, HSCSDTRAFFSET=TWO_CHANNELS, HSCSDSCANPER=4500; Set the HSCSD Traffic Busy Threshold parameter by running the following MML command: SET GCELLCHMGAD: HSCSDBUSYTHRES=80;

PR Number Feature ID

FF-027 GBFD-119406

33. Support for scenarios where a Pico uses satellite transmission

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Description

Specific configurations are used to ensure the quality of voice services in scenarios where a Pico uses satellite transmission. Such scenarios are characterized by low bandwidth, long delay, and high jitter. With these configurations, the quality of voice services is ensured in scenarios where a Pico uses satellite transmission. Scenarios where a Pico uses satellite transmission have the following characteristics:

Improvement Implementati on

Long delay: It takes such a SmartPico 2.5 seconds to access the Abis interface. High jitter in the delay: The jitter in the delay for satellite transmission increases to 300 ms. Low bandwidth: The bandwidth of a link is limited to 40 kbit/s.

To ensure the quality of voice services under these conditions, the following operations are performed:

The PICO_AND_SAT_TRANS mode is used so that the T200 timer can be increased to 3240 ms for the LAPD link between the SmartPico and the BSC. The jitter buffer of the BSC voice processing module is increased to fit the 300 ms jitter in the delay. The maximum delay for Abis multiplexing is set to 90 ms so that several continuous speech frames of a single subscriber can be multiplexed into one IP packet. This saves the bandwidth used by a single subscriber. Voice services are supported, but PS services and data services are not supported. This solution is not applicable to the A over IP mode.

This solution has the following restrictions:

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To ensure the quality of voice services in scenarios where a SmartPico uses satellite transmission, perform the following operations: Run the SET BTSTRANS command, with Transmission Mode set to PICO_AND_SAT_TRANS. Run the ADD BTSABISMUXFLOW command, with Maximum Delay Time set to 90. Run the SET BSCJBF command, with IP over satellite jitterbuffer init value set to 300. Run the SET GCELLCCACCESS command. In this step, select the following options under the Speech Version parameter:

FULL_RATE_VER1 HALF_RATE_VER3

Run the SET GCELLCCAMR command. In this step, select the following options under the AMR ACS[H] parameter:

4_75KBIT/S

Run the SET GCELLCHMGAD command, with TCH Traffic Busy Threshold set to 0, AMR TCH/H Prior Allowed set to ON, and AMR TCH/H Prior Cell Load Threshold set to 0. Run the SET GCELLBASICPARA command, with HR Use Downlink DTX set to YES and HR Uplink DTX set to Shall_Use. Run the LST GCELLSOFT command and view the DL DTX Strategy. If the parameter is set to MSC Strategy, the downlink DTX follows the CN. Now, ensure that the DTX switch of the CN is enabled. Run the ADD IPMUX command to add an IP MUX channel. For example: ADD IPMUX: MUXTYPE=ABISMUX, ANI=1, PATHID=1, ISQOSPATH=NO, SUBFRAMELEN=352, MAXFRAMELEN=1031, FPTIMER=50; The value of FPTIMER is equal to that of Maximum Delay Time[ms]. For a FG2c or GOUc multi-core board, the value of FPTIMER ranges from 1 to 90. The value of this parameter can be increased only in step of 20 when it exceeds 30. PR Number Feature ID FF-039 N/A

34. Support for 1+1 unidirectional protection switching

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Description

OIUa and TDM-enabled POUc boards now support 1+1 unidirectional protection switching. The working principle of 1+1 unidirectional protection switching is as follows, with the OIUa board used as an example: Two OIUa boards work in active/standby mode. An optical port on the active OIUa board and an optical port on the standby OIUa board work in active/standby mode. This is called "1+1." Both ports simultaneously transmit data, but only one of them receives data at a time. When the two ports are interconnected with devices provided by another vendor and a switchover is triggered, the two OIUa boards do not need to negotiate with the peer devices about the switchover. In other words, the switchover can be independently performed at each end. This is called "unidirectional protection switching."

Improvement Without 1+1 unidirectional protection switching, two interconnected devices occasionally fail to negotiate with each other about switchovers because they interpret the multiplex section protection (MSP) function inconsistently. With this function, there is a high probability that switchovers are successfully performed on two interconnected devices because switchover negotiation is no longer required. Implementati Through multicast channels, the OIUa and TDM-enabled POUc boards use active and standby ports to transmit data over the Ater on OML, Ater RSL, Pb SL, MTP2, or LAPD link. The Backup mode parameter in the SET MSP command is set to MODE2(1+1 Single End) for the OIUa and TDM-enabled POUc boards. For the OIUa board, the default value of Backup mode is changed from MODE3(1+1 Both End) to MODE2(1+1 Single End). Related Operation Run the LST MSP command for a specific optical port to check whether the value of Backup mode is MODE2(1+1 Single End). If the value is MODE2(1+1 Single End), no further action is required. If the value is not MODE2(1+1 Single End), go to the next step. Run the SET MSP command for the port with Backup mode set to MODE2(1+1 Single End). PR Number Feature ID DTS2011050300306 N/A

35. Support for DBS3900 and BTS3900 baseband extension boards

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Description

Vodafone, India carriers, and CMCC require VAMOS and EDGE+, which have a high requirement on the GSM baseband processing capability. The baseband processing capability of TRX boards, however, cannot meet the requirement for VAMOS and EDGE+. This feature is introduced to improve BTS baseband processing capability so that features that require a high BTS baseband processing capability can be implemented.

Improvement A GSM baseband unit GBBP is added to the BBU to improve baseband processing capability so that the GSM carrier baseband is moved from its TRX board to the GBBP. This enables the TRX board that has a limited baseband processing capability to support features that requires a high baseband processing capability, such as VAMOS and EGPRS-2A. Implementati 1. The GBBP value of Board Type is added to the ADD BTSBRD command. on 2. The SET BTSBBMODE and LST BTSBBMODE commands are added to set and query the BTS baseband work mode respectively. 3. The MOV BTSBRDRXUCHAIN command is added to move all the RXU chains and rings on a BTS board to the same port on another BTS board. 4. The DSP BTSBRDBBINFO command is added to query the information of BTS board baseband, including the information of GSM carriers on a BTS board. Related Operations 1.To add a GBBP board (to slot 1 or slot 2 of a BBU), run the following command: ADD BTSBRD: IDTYPE=BYID, CN=0, BTSID=1003, SRN=0, SN=1, BT=GBBP; 2. To set the GSM baseband work mode of a BTS (Baseband Work Mode = Baseband Extension Adjusting), run the following command: SET BTSBBMODE: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=1003, BBMODE=BBEXTADJ, CN=0, SRN=0, SN=1; 3. Move the CPRI chains from a GTMU to the GBBP. 4. To move all the RXU chains and rings on a GTMU to the same port of the GBBP, run the following command: MOV BTSBRDRXUCHAIN: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=1003, CN=0, SRN=0, SN=6, DCN=0, DSRN=0, DSN=1; 5. To set the GSM baseband work mode of a BTS (Baseband Work Mode = Whole Baseband Extension), run the following command: SET BTSBBMODE: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=1003, BBMODE=BBEXT, BBENHRAP=REASSCHK, TRXDECRAP=REASSCHK, BBAIDPOLICY=AIDIMM, BBRECPOLICY=RECCHK, BBAVAILTRXTHD=75; 6. To query the information of BTS board baseband, run the following command: DSP BTSBRDBBINFO: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=1003, CN=0, SRN=0, SN=1; PR Number FF-003

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Feature ID

GBFD-111202

36. Support for GBTS multi-IP address transmission

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Description

The data on the user plane, control plane, and maintenance plane of a GBTS is transmitted by different IP addresses of a physical GBTS port. 1. This feature helps carriers separate maintenance plane data, user plane data, and control plane data from each other on both physical and logical transport channels. In this way, carriers can perform security management and QoS management on different data in different ways. 2. This feature helps carriers monitor and analyze signaling links and maintenance links, and locate network problems.

Improvement

Implementatio 1. Multiple Ethernet port IP addresses, PPP link IP address, MLPPP link IP addresses, and loopback interface IP address of a BTS are n required. Therefore, the parameters Port Type and IP Index are added to the ADD BTSDEVIP command. 2. The BTS MultiIP Switch parameter is added to the SET BTSIP command to specify whether the BTS supports multiple IP addresses. 3. If BTS MultiIP Switch is set to Yes, parameters BTS Control Plane IP, BSC Control Plane IP, BTS User Plane IP, and BSC User Plane IP are added to specify the IP addresses on the signaling plane and user plane of the BTS. BTS IP and BSC IP specify the BTS maintenance plane IP address and BSC maintenance plane IP address respectively. The BTS Maintenance Plane IP for Ethernet Port parameter is added to specify the outgoing interface on the maintenance plane of the BTS. 4. If the BTS is configured with multiple IP addresses at the BSC but the BTS does not support multiple IP addresses, the maintenance channel functions properly. However, the BTS cannot be initialized and therefore does not provide services. The BTS reports the alarm ALM-21806 BTS Not Support Configured Function with the cause value of "The BTS does not support multiple IP addresses." 5.In the data configuration, IP addresses can be set for two Ethernet ports.The IP address of the FE port that does not carry services for the BTS is unavailable when the hardware version of the main control processing board of the BTS cannot be configured with IP addresses of two Ethernet ports.

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1. To configure the IP addresses of multiple Ethernet ports on a BTS, run the following command: ADD BTSDEVIP: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=1020, PT=ETHPORT, PN=0, CN=0, SRN=0, SN=6, IP="2.3.4.8", MASK="255.255.255.0"; ADD BTSDEVIP: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=1020, PT=ETHPORT, PN=0, CN=0, SRN=0, SN=6, IPIDX=1, IP="2.3.3.7", MASK="255.255.255.0"; 2. To specify whether the BTS supports multiple IP addresses, run the following command: SET BTSIP: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=1020, BTSCOMTYPE=PORTIP, BTSIP="2.3.4.8", BSCIP="2.3.3.4", BTSMUTIP=YES, BTSCPIP="10.10.10.10", BSCCPIP="10.161.99.1", BTSUPIP="10.10.11.10", BSCUPIP="10.161.99.2"; 3. To query BTS IP addresses, run the following command: LST BTSDEVIP: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=1020; 4. To query the IP addresses used by an IP-based BTS, run the following command: LST BTSIP: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=1020;

PR Number Feature ID

FF-030 GBFD-118613

37. Support for Checking the BA2 list of GSM cells When the Neighboring 3G Cell Measurement Starts

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Description Benefit

The BA2 list of GSM cells is checked when the neighboring 3G cell measurement starts. When the neighboring 3G cell measurement starts, if the number of different frequencies in the BA2 list of GSM cells equals 32, the measurement stops. The system then displays error information so that users know they need to reduce the number of different frequencies in the BA2 list to less than 32 and then restart the measurement. When the neighboring 3G cell measurement starts, the number of different frequencies in the BA2 list of GSM cells is checked. If this number reaches 32, the measurement stops and the system displays the message "The number of different frequencies in BA2 table must be less than 32." To start the neighboring 3G cell measurement, log in to the Nastar and choose Maintenance > Data Subscription Management > Application Subcription > GSM/UMTS Neighboring Cell Analysis. DTS2011080501287

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Related Operations

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38. Support for Configuring a DPUe Board to Process GSM PS Services Description In BSC6900 V900R014 and later versions, a DPUe board can be used as a DPUg board. It has the same function and specification as a DPUg board when processing GSM PS services. Note that a DPUg board cannot be used as a DPUe board. Benefit Implementati on Related Operations Users can use a DPUe board to replace a DPUg board. A logical function option GPCU is added for DPUe boards in the ADD BRD command so that users can enable a DPUe board to function as a GPCU on the BSC6900. To set the logical function type of a DPUe board to GPCU, run the following command: ADD BRD: SRN=0, BRDCLASS=DPU, BRDTYPE=DPUe, LGCAPPTYPE=GPCU, SN=8, MPUSUBRACK=0, MPUSLOT=0; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID MBSCV9R14C00-CR-GU00946

GBFD-110003

39. Installing Any Board Except SCUa/SCUb, GCUa, and GCGa in Slots 4 and 5

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Description

The restriction that only TNUa boards can be installed in slots 4 and 5 is now lifted. In all-IP networking mode, no TNUa board is needed. Therefore, the preceding restriction is changed as follows: All boards except SCUa/SCUb, GCUa, and GCGa can be installed in slots 4 and 5. The utilization of slots 4 and 5 is improved. The restriction that only TNUa boards can be installed in slots 4 and 5 has been removed from the configuration restriction of the ADD BRD command. You can run the ADD BRD command to add any board except SCUa/SCUb, GCUa, and GCGa in slots 4 and 5. The following is an example: ADD BRD: SRN=0, BRDCLASS=DPU, BRDTYPE=DPUb, LGCAPPTYPE=GTC, SN=4, ISTCBRD=NO, MPUSUBRACK=0, MPUSLOT=0;

Benefit Implementati on Related Operations

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

MBSCV9R14C00-CR-GU01008

GBFD-110003

40. Transmission Resource Pool for the A Interface

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Description

In Ethernet layer 3 networking, multiple IP interface boards on the BSC side form a transmission resource pool, and the IP addresses for these boards form an IP address pool. A media gateway (MGW) can be connected to any IP interface board in the transmission resource pool. When a call needs to be set up, the BSC selects an IP address from the IP address pool for the service while maintaining load balancing.

Benefit

Higher reliability for IP networking

If transmission resource pools are configured, a peer network element (NE) can be connected to multiple IP interface boards of the BSC.

More efficient use of transmission resources

An algorithm is used to balance the load among IP interface boards and transmission ports.

Better serviceability of the BSC

With the IP path configuration-free function and source-based routing, no adjustments need to be made to the configuration on the BSC side when the user-plane capacity of a peer NE is expanded.

Higher maintainability

With this feature, transmission capacity expansions for the A interface can be achieved by simply running relevant configuration commands on the BSC side to add interface boards to transmission resource pools. Implementati on The BSC sequences the SIP addresses in the IP address pool of a transmission resource pool for the A interface every five seconds. Load shares are determined based on the load status of the SIP addresses. When a service needs to be set up over the A interface, the BSC selects a SIP address according to the load shares. When retransmission resource pools are configured, admission control is not performed over the A interface. Running the ping command checks the connectivity between all IP addresses in the IP address pool and the peer IP addresses. An alarm is reported if a fault is detected. This function also collects statistics on the packet loss rates over IP addresses on the local end. During the load balancing processes, IP addresses with low packet loss rates are preferred. Packet loss rates in the interval [Lowest packet loss rate, Lowest packet loss rate + 5%] are considered low.

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1.

Run the BSC69000 MML command ADD DEVIP to add a device IP address. ADD DEVIP: SRN=0, SN=14, DEVTYPE=LOGIC_IP, IPADDR="14.226.10.14";

2.

Run the BSC6900 MML command ADD ETHIP to add an IP address for an Ethernet port. ADD ETHIP: SRN=0, SN=14, PN=2, IPINDEX=0, IPADDR="183.25.95.1", MASK="255.255.255.0";

3.

Run the BSC6900 MML command ADD SRCIPRT to add a source-based route, with the IPTYPE parameter set to ETHIP, the SRCIPADDR parameter set to the IP address configured in Step 2, and the NEXTHOP parameter set to an IP address within the same network segment as the source IP address. ADD SRCIPRT: SRN=0, SN=14, IPTYPE=ETHIP, SRCIPADDR="183.25.95.1", NEXTHOP="183.25.95.2";

4.

Run the BSC6900 MML command ADD SRCIPRT to add a source-based route, with the IPTYPE parameter set to DEVIP, the SRCIPADDR parameter set to the device IP address configured in Step 1, the NEXTHOP parameter set to the nexthop address configured in Step 3, and the STANDBYNEXTHOPSWITCH parameter set to NO. If the STANDBYNEXTHOPSWITCH parameter is set to YES, the STANDBYNEXTHOP parameter needs to be set accordingly. ADD SRCIPRT: SRN=0, SN=14, IPTYPE=DEVIP, SRCIPADDR="14.226.10.14", NEXTHOP="183.25.95.2", STANDBYNEXTHOPSWITCH=NO, REMARK="A";

5.

Run the BSC69000 MML command ADD IPPOOL to add an IP address pool, with the IPPOOLINDEX parameter set to an appropriate value. ADD IPPOOL: IPPOOLINDEX=10, IPPOOLNAME="A"; Run the BSC69000 MML command ADD IPPOOLIP to add an IP address to the IP address pool, with the IPPOOLINDEX parameter set to the value configured in Step 1 and the SRN, SN, and IPADDR parameters set to the values configured in Step 1. ADD IPPOOLIP: IPPOOLINDEX=10, SRN=0, SN=14, IPADDR="14.226.10.14";

6.

7.

Run the BSC6900 MML command ADD ADJNODE to add an adjacent node, with the ANI, NAME, and CNMNGMODE parameters set to appropriate values, the NODET parameter set to A, the ISIPPOOL parameter set to YES, the IPPOOLINDEX parameter set to the value configured in Step 5, and the PINGSWITCH parameter set to ENABLE. ADD ADJNODE: ANI=5, NAME="A", NODET=A, ISIPPOOL=YES, IPPOOLINDEX=10, CNMNGMODE=SHARE, PINGSWITCH=ENABLE;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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GBFD-118631

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41. Support for Separation of the Communication Data Flow Between the BSC and VNP from that Between the BSC and EMS/LMT Description With this function, the communication data flow between the BSC and Vendor Network Probe (VNP) is separated from that between the BSC and EMS/LMT. The communication data flow between the BSC and VNP is separated from that between the BSC and EMS/LMT. A BSC is configured with different IP addresses and VLAN IDs for its communication with the VNP and EMS/LMT. The VLAN IDs configured on the active and standby OMU boards are checked every 5 minutes. If the VLAN ID configured on the active OMU board is inconsistent with that on the standby OMU board, the ALM-20722 VLAN ID Inconsistency on Active and Standby OMU Boards is reported. BSC local IP addresses configured on the active and standby OMU boards are checked every 5 minutes. If they are incorrect, the ALM20721 OMU IP Address Configuration Error is reported. Related Operations 1.Run the following command to query the BSC local IP address and VLAN IDs: LST GVNPLOCALIP:; 2. Use the omutool to query the BSC local IP address and VLAN IDs for communication with the VNP. For details, see section "Changing IP Addresses and Subnet Masks of the OMU Ethernet Adapters" in the BSC6900 GSM OMU Administration Guide. 3. Use the omutool to modify the BSC local IP address and VLAN IDs for communication with the VNP. For details, see section "Configuring Radio Measurement Data Interface for Navigation" in the GBSS Feature Activation Guide. Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID DTS2011110205014

Benefit Implementati on

GBFD-511701

42. BSC Supporting Blind Search

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Description

With the BSC supporting Blind Search feature, users only need to configure 3G frequencies instead of neighboring 3G cells when 2G-to3G cell reselection is enabled. Based on the configured 3G frequencies, an MS automatically reselects an appropriate neighboring 3G cell. This feature simplifies configurations for 2G/3G interoperability. Assuming that users have configured 3G frequencies instead of neighboring 3G cells, and 3G ARFCNs for Cell Reselection and Select 3G Cell After Call Release are set to YES(Yes):

Benefit Implementati on

If TCHs are idle, the BSC sends frequencies in the system information 2Quater to MSs. If TCHs are occupied, the BSC sends frequencies in the Channel Release message to MSs.
NOTE

If a cell under the BSC is configured with frequencies, the BSC sends these frequencies to the MSs in the cell. If a cell under the BSC is not configured with frequencies, the BSC sends the frequencies configured for the BSC to the MSs in the cell.

Related Operations

1.

Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command with Inter-RAT Cell Reselection Enable set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, INTERRATCELLRESELEN=YES;

2.

Run the SET GCELLCCAD command with Select 3G Cell After Call Release set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLCCAD: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, CELLSELECTAFTERCALLREL=YES;

3.

Run the SET GCELL3GARFCN command with 3G ARFCNs for Cell Reselection set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELL3GARFCN: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, INPUT3GARFCNEN=YES, INPUT3GARFCNENTYPE=TDD, ARFCN1=100;

4.

Run the SET G3GARFCN command with 3G ARFCNs for Cell Reselection set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET G3GARFCN: INPUT3GARFCNEN=YES, INPUT3GARFCNENTYPE=FDD, ARFCN1=100;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

G-OR-BLIND-SEARCH

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43. PDCH Loopback Test

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Description

In Abis over TDM mode, segment-by-segment loopbacks can be performed on an intermittent or faulty PDCH to identify fault points and fault types. Without the segment-by-segment loopback function, PDCH faults can only be identified by the packet capture tool, which makes fault identification difficult, time-consuming, and inaccurate. This function loops back transmission channels segment by segment to quickly identify fault points, and analyzes the uplink and downlink loopback data to determine fault types. The MML commands STR PDCHLOOPTST, STP PDCHLOOPTST, and DSP PDCHLOOPTST are added. The following functions are added to the LMT: starting PDCH loopbacks, stopping PDCH loopbacks, and querying PDCH loopback status. After a loopback is started on a PDCH, the BSC sends test data to the BTS and compares the sent data with the received data to determine whether the segment where the loopback is performed is faulty.

Benefit

Implementati on

Related Operations

To start a PDCH loopback, stop a PDCH loopback, or query PDCH loopback status, run the following MML commands:

Run the STR PDCHLOOPTST command to start a PDCH loopback. Run the STP PDCHLOOPTST command to stop a PDCH loopback. Run the DSP PDCHLOOPTST command to query PDCH loopback status. On the LMT, click Device Maintenance. On the BTS Maintenance tab page, click Monitor Channel Status. On the Monitor Channel Status tab page, right-click a PDCH where a loopback needs to be performed and choose Start Loop from the shortcut menu. In the Start Loop dialog box, set the required parameters and click OK. On the LMT, click Device Maintenance. On the BTS Maintenance tab page, click Monitor Channel Status. On the Monitor Channel Status tab page, right-click a PDCH where a loopback needs to be performed and choose Stop Loop from the shortcut menu. In the Stop Loop dialog box, set the required parameters and click OK.

To start a PDCH loopback on the LMT, do as follows: 1. 2. 3.

4.

To stop a PDCH loopback on the LMT, do as follows: 1. 2. 3.

4.

Note that no action is required for querying PDCH loopback status because the status is automatically queried. Trouble Ticket Number None

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None

44. Mega BSC

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Description

When IP over FE/GE/STM-1 is used over the A, Abis, and Gb interfaces, a BSC6900 can be configured with a maximum of 8192 TRXs and a DPUg board supports a maximum of 1536 PDCHs. The improved specifications are as follows: Item Number of TRXs Traffic volume Busy hour call attempts (BHCA) for a CS+PS composite service Number of users Circuit identification codes (CICs) on the A interface Number of PDCHs that can be activated PS traffic throughput Number of PDCHs supported by a DPUg board Specifications 8192 45,000 (Erlang) 11,000,000 2,200,000 61,440 32,768 3072 (Mbit/s) 1536

NOTE

When TDM over FE/GE/STM-1 is used over the A, Abis, and Gb interfaces, a maximum of 4096 TRXs can be configured for a BSC6900. When TDM is used over the Abis interface, a DPUg board still supports a maximum of 1024 PDCHs.

Benefit

Increases the number of MSs per BSC without affecting the voice quality. Improves the equipment integration, decreasing the number of BSCs, equipment room, and power consumption per TRX. Simplifies inter-BSC parameter settings, improving the operation and maintenance (O&M) efficiency. Decreases inter-BSC handovers and cell reselections, improving network performance.

Implementati on

Additional interface boards, DPUs, and XPUs are added. A BSC6900 V900R013 or later is configured with the following boards: DPUf, DPUg, XPUb, SCUb, GCUa, GCGa, OMUc, FG2c, FG2d, GOUc, GOUd, and POUc. A DPUg board has 14 DSPs (numbered from 0 to 13), supporting a maximum of 1536 PDCHs. These DSPs are divided into the following groups:

Group 1: DSPs 0 to 9. TDM and IP cells can be distributed on these DSPs. The maximum number of PDCHs allocated to TDM cells is 1024. Group 2: DSPs 10 to 13. Only IP cells can be distributed on these DSPs.

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1.

Apply for and activate a license that supports the following license control items: Maximum TRX number allowed Resource (per TRX) = 8192 Mega BSC (per TRX) = 8192 Use IP over FE/GE/STM-1 transmission for the A, Abis, and Gb interfaces. Run the ADD GTRX command to add 8192 TRXs. Then, run ACT BTS, ACT GCELL, or ACT GTRX to activate these TRXs.
NOTE

2. 3.

Purchase the Packet Service Hardware Capacity license to use improved DPUg specifications. The license specifies the number of additional PDCHs.

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

None

GBFD-113706

45. Active TBF Allocation

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Description

The Active TBF Allocation feature enables the BSC to periodically collect the number of temporary block flows (TBFs) in transfer mode multiplexed on each PDCH. The BSC uses this number to adjust channel allocation and channel conversion algorithms. The PDCH bearer efficiency increases because fewer PDCHs are required if the cell throughput remains unchanged. Therefore, the system capacity will need to be expanded less frequently. The number of PDCHs for voice services during busy hours is reduced, and the percentage of half-rate TCHs decreases. As s result, the voice quality is improved.

Benefit

Implementati on Related Operations

The BSC periodically collects the number of TBFs in transfer mode multiplexed on each PDCH. The BSC uses this number to adjust channel allocation and channel conversion algorithms. Run the SET GCELLPSCHM command to set Dynamic TBF Switch to ON(ON). Set Dynamic TBF DL MUX Thres. for Channel Conversion. The default value of this parameter is 20. If the average multiplexing ratio for downlink TBFs in transfer mode in a cell exceeds the value of this parameter, channel conversion is triggered. Set Dynamic TBF UL MUX Thres. for Channel Conversion. The default value of this parameter is 20. If the average multiplexing ratio for uplink TBFs in transfer mode in a cell exceeds the value of this parameter, channel conversion is triggered.
NOTE

The Active TBF Allocation feature may not function as expected if Downlink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel Conversion and Uplink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel Conversion are set to too large values.

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

G-OR-TBFALLOCATE

GBFD-119407

46. Dynamic Multiple CCCH

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Description

In traffic surge scenarios such as holidays or emergencies, paging overload occurs, which greatly affects services. In static multiple common control channel (CCCH) configuration mode, the specific number of configured channels is difficult to determine. If the configured channels are insufficient, paging overload cannot be resolved thoroughly; if excessive channels are configured, channel resources are wasted. The Dynamic Multiple CCCH feature can resolve the preceding issues. With this feature, If the load on the CCCHs increases, the TCHs corresponding to timeslots 2, 4, and 6 on the BCCH TRX are dynamically converted to CCCHs in succession. This increases the paging capability over the Um interface.If the load on the CCCHs decreases, the CCCHs corresponding to timeslots 6, 4, and 2 are dynamically converted to TCHs in succession. This increases the resource usage.

Benefit

This feature has the following benefits:

Increases channel usage, compared with that in static multiple CCCH configuration mode. Improves the paging capability over the Um interface, reducing the possibility of low paging efficiency due to a sharp increase in paging messages and PS services. Increases non-BCCH radio signaling link (RSL) bandwidth usage, because the BCCH RSL bandwidth is independently allocated.

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This feature is implemented as follows: Dynamic Multiple CCCHs is set to ON and related parameters are set on the CME or LMT. The BSC sends the parameters to the BTS. The BTS calculates the CCCH load and determines whether to add or remove a CCCH based on the threshold received from the BSC. Then, the BTS sends a CCCH addition or removal request to the BSC. Assuming that the BTS makes a request to add a CCCH:

If the current channel is an idle TCH, the BSC converts the TCH into a CCCH. If the current channel is a TCH occupied by a call, the BSC performs an intra-cell handover. When the TCH becomes idle, the BSC converts the TCH into a CCCH. When the TCH is still occupied (If the handover fails, the BSC releases the call except a call initiated by a VIP user or an emergency call.), the BSC fails to convert the TCH to a CCCH. If the current channel is a dynamic PDCH, the BSC requests the PCU to release the PDCH. When the PDCH is released, the BSC converts the channel into a CCCH. When the PDCH is not released, the BSC fail to convert the PDCH into a CCCH.

Assuming that the BTS makes a request to decrease CCCHs: The BSC converts a CCCH into a TCH and starts protection over paging messages within a specified time. This prevents paging messages from being lost because paging groups on the BSS and MSs are inconsistent due to channel conversion. The BSC broadcasts the updated SI 3 over the Um interface.
NOTE

CCCHs are added one by one in the order of timeslot 2, 4, and then 6, whereas they are removed one by one in the order of timeslot 6, 4, and then 2. Related Operations Run the SET GCELLCCCH command with Dynamic Multiple CCCHs set to ON. The following is an example: SET GCELLCCCH: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=2, DynCCCHSwitch=ON, MaxDynCCCHNum=2, DynCCCHLoadIncrThr=90, DynCCCHLoadRedcThr=65, DynCCCHLoadDuration=10, DynCCCHReduceInterval=30; A larger value for Maximum Number of Dynamic CCCHs indicates a greater paging capability over the Um interface. To prevent paging message congestion over the Abis interface, set BCCH TRX RSL Multiplexing Mode to its recommended value. Trouble Ticket Number MBSC-OR-033

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GBFD-511503

47. IM Service Efficiency Improvement, Web Browsing Service Efficiency Improvement, Email Service Efficiency Improvement, Streaming Media Service Resource Balancing, and P2P Resource Balancing

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Description

With these features, the BSC allocates Um interface resources to users based on user priority and PS service class, which is identified by Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). Increase the multiplexing ratio for short-period services and decrease that for long-period services, increasing PDCH usage during peak hours and reducing the requirement on network capacity expansion for operators. Increase the usage of Um interface resources, improving user experience for high-priority users and for users with high-value services.

Benefit

Implementati on

An NIU board is added for the BSC to support DPI, which identifies the PS service class based on configured mapping between protocol ID and service class. The BSC allocates PDCHs to users based on user priority and service class during channel allocation. When MAC Scheduling Type is set to BUDGET(Scheduling Based On Budget) or PFSCHEDULE(Proportion Fair Scheduling), the BSC uses different weights to schedule services with different user priorities and service classes. The BSC uses different downlink TBF release delays for services with different service classes.

Related Operations

1. 2.

Run the ADD BRD command to add an NIU board. Run the SET GCELLGPRS command to set GPRS to SUPPORT(Support as built-in PCU) and Support DPI to BSCSUPPORT(BSC Support). Run the ADD TRAFFICMAP command to set the mapping between Protocol ID and Service Type. Run the SET GCELLPSOTHERPARA command to set MAC Scheduling Type to BUDGET(Scheduling Based On Budget) or PFSCHEDULE(Proportion Fair Scheduling). Run the SET GCELLPSDIFFSERVICE command to set parameters related to differentiated PS services.

3. 4.

5. Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

G-OR-PSDIFFERENT

GBFD-511603 GBFD-511604 GBFD-511605 GBFD-511606 GBFD-511607

48. PS AFC

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Description

The PS Automatic Frequency Correction (AFC) feature corrects the frequency offset for the uplink PS services performed by fast-moving MSs. This reduces the Doppler frequency shift caused by high-speed movement This feature greatly improves the uplink receive demodulation performance for all MSs moving at 200 km/h on the GSM900 frequency band or 100 km/h on the DCS1800 frequency band, increasing the average uplink rate for a single timeslot and decreasing the uplink retransmission rate at the EGPRS RLC layer. The UL PS Automatic Frequency Correction parameter has been added to control whether to enable the PS AFC feature. The PS AFC feature performs frequency discrimination on the antenna data of a burst before whitening filtering to estimate the frequency offset. After correcting the frequency offset for the antenna data of the burst based on the estimation, the BTS performs data synchronization and Least Square (LS) channel estimation. Run the following command to enable the PS AFC feature: SET GCELLOTHEXT: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=1, PSULFREQADJ=YES; G-OR-PSULAFC

Benefit

Implementati on

Related Operations

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

GBFD-510105

49. Support for electronic label of an alternating current (AC) power module on an MRRU or GRRU board in V3 RRU

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Description

The GBFD-111202 O&M of BTS feature enables users to query the electronic label of an alternating current (AC) power module on an MRRU or GRRU board in V3 RRU. This feature also enables users to export and upload a device file for the BTS that holds the AC power module. This feature improves the efficiency of maintaining an AC power module. Users can run the DSP BTSELABEL command to query the electronic label of an AC power module. Users can also run the EXP BTSDEVFILE command to export a device file for the BTS; view the device information about an AC power module, including the electronic label, in the board area of the device file.

Benefit Implementati on

Related Operations

Run the DSP BTSELABEL command to query the electronic label of the AC power module on a specified board. In this step, set Query Type to BRD(Board), Cabinet No. to the number of the cabinet, Subrack No. to the number of the subrack, Slot No. to the number of the slot that holds the board, and Sub Slot No. to 1. Run the EXP BTSDEVFILE command to export a device file for the BTS. View the device information about the AC power module in the board area of the device file.

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

None

GBFD-111202

50. Abis IPHC

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Description

The GBFD-118612 Abis IPHC feature enables 3900 series base stations except BTS3900E and BTS3900B to support the Abis IPHC function. 3012 series base stations support Abis IPHC since the base version of this feature. The IP Header Compression (IPHC) function complies with RFC2507: IP Header Compression and RFC3544: IP Header Compression over PPP. IPHC is a standard compression technology in IP over E1 mode. With this function, the redundant information contained in IP/UDP headers of data packets can be removed from User Datagram Protocol (UDP) data flow, saving IP transmission resources and improving the transmission efficiency. The UDP data flow refers to the UDP packets that share the same source IP address, destination IP address, source port, and destination port.

Benefit Implementati on

This feature saves IP transmission resources and improves the transmission efficiency. 3900 series base stations except BTS3900E and BTS3900B support the compression of IP headers in data packets that are transmitted over Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) links or in Multi-Link Point-to-Point Protocol (MLPPP) link groups. Headers of data packets transmitted over PPP links or in MLPPP link groups consist of IP headers in the network layer, TCP/UDP headers in the transport layer and various headers in the application layer. If the connection works as normal, most information contained in the headers does not change or changes in a mode specified by the protocols for various layers. With the IPHC function, the information that does not change can be removed from the headers, and the information that changes in the specified mode can be replaced with fewer bits.

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Enabling the IPHC Function

On a BTS configured with PPP links: Enable IPHC on a BTS by setting IP Header Compression to ENABLE(ENABLE) in the ADD BTSPPPLNK or MOD BTSPPPLNK command. Enable IPHC on a BSC by setting Head compress to UDP/IP_HC(UDP/IP_HC) in the ADD PPPLNK or MOD PPPLNK command. If the BSC works in IP over FE/GE mode, enable IPHC on the router instead of the BSC. Run the DSP BTSPPPLNK command to query IPHC Negotiation Result. If IPHC has been enabled, IPHC Negotiation Result is Enabled in the command output. Otherwise, IPHC Negotiation Result is Disabled in the command output. On a BTS configured with MLPPP link groups: Enable IPHC on a BTS by setting IP Header Compression to ENABLE(ENABLE) in the ADD BTSMPGRP or MOD BTSMPGRP command. Enable IPHC on a BSC by setting Head compress to UDP/IP_HC(UDP/IP_HC) in the ADD MPGRP or MOD MPGRP command. If the BSC works in IP over FE/GE mode, enable IPHC on the router instead of the BSC. Run the DSP BTSMPGRP command to query IPHC Negotiation Result. If IPHC has been enabled, IPHC Negotiation Result is Enabled in the command output. Otherwise, IPHC Negotiation Result is Disabled in the command output.

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51. BTS Integrated IPSec

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Description

This feature encrypts data transmitted between a BTS and a BSC that are connected to the network through an external security gateway. This ensures data confidentiality, integrity, and non-repeated transmission and provides operators with a secure end-to-end network. This feature protects IP packets transmitted on an IP network from being intercepted or modified, providing end-to-end security protection for user data. IPSec uses the Authentication Header (AH) and Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) protocols to ensure secure transmission of IP packets. IPSec also uses Internet Key Exchange (IKE) to perform automatic key negotiation, set up and maintain security association. This simplifies the use and management of IPSec. IKE supports peer-end identification by using pre-shared keys and digital certificates to enhance bearer network security.

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Run the ADD BTSACL command with ACL ID and ACL Description specified to add an access control list (ACL). Run the ADD BTSACLRULE command to configure ACL rules. Run the ADD BTSPACKETFILTER command to configure packet filtering rules in the receiving direction. Only packets meeting the configured rules are received. Run the SET BTSIKECFG command to configure basic Internet Key Exchange (IKE)configurations. Run the ADD BTSIKEPROPOSAL command to configure IKE security proposals. Run the ADD BTSIKEPEER command to configure an IKE peer. Run the ADD BTSIPSECPROPOSAL command to configure IPSec security proposals. Run the ADD BTSIPSECPOLICY command to configure IPSec security policies. Run the ADD BTSIPSECBIND command to configure IPSec security policy group binding (binding the specified security policies to the transmission output port).

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Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

OR-GBTS14-002

GBFD-113524, MRFD-211602

52. BTS Supporting PKI

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Based on Certificate Management Protocol version 2 (CMPv2), this feature provides a set of functions to manage certificates between NEs. The functions include certificate registration request, key update, key restore, certificate revocation, cross-certification, CA key update notification, certificate authorization notification, and certificate revocation notification. By authenticating NE identification, this feature prevents unauthorized users from accessing the network and therefore improves the network security. This feature is used with encryption technologies provided in IPSec or Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to protect user data from being intercepted or modified. CMPv2BTSs are configured with Huawei device certificates before delivery. With these device certificates, BTSs can request one or multiple operator certificates from the CA server according to the CMPv2 protocol and set up links to the security gateways at the peer end, ensuring secure communication between BTSs and a BSC. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Run the MOD BTSCERTREQ command to modify the contents of the BTS certificate request file. Run the REQ BTSDEVCERT command to apply for a device certificate according to the BTS certificate request file. Run the ADD BTSCERTMK command to add the BTS device certificate to the configuration library. Run the MOD BTSAPPCERT command to configure the current BTS certificate. Run the ADD BTSTRUSTCERT command to add a BTS trust certificate. Run the SET BTSCERTCHKTSK command to set a task to check the BTS certificate validity. Run the DSP BTSTRUSTCERT command to query the status of the BTS trust certificate. Run the TST BTSAPPCERT command to check whether the current certificate is functional.

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OR-GBTS14-005

GBFD-113526

53. Built-in Firewall

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Description

As an important technology to maintain network security, the built-in firewall analyzes the contents of packets sent over BTSs to identify and filter out illegal data flows and malicious packets. The built-in firewall filters out illegal data flows and malicious packets to ensure that the BTS functions properly. The built-in firewall provides the following functions:

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ACL-based packet filter: The access control list (ACL) module filters out illegal data flows to protect legal data. The ACL filtering policy supports sextuple-based filtering and VLAN ID-based filtering. A sextuple consists of six elements: source IP address, source port, destination IP address, destination port, protocol, and differentiated services code point (DSCP). The ACL module also supports both whitelist- and blacklist-based filtering. Malicious packet filter: This filter provides basic network protections against various types of attacks, such as address resolution protocol (ARP) spoofing, flooding attacks, and malformed packet attacks.

Related Operations

1. Run the ADD BTSACL command to configure a BTS ACL. 2. Run the ADD BTSACLRULE command to add ACL rules. 3. Run the ADD BTSPACKETFILTER command to configure the packet filtering function for the BTS. 4. Run the ADD BTSFLOODDEFEND command to configure alarms and policies that protect against flooding attacks on the BTS. 5. Run the SET IPGUARD command to set the policies that protect against IP attacks.

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

OR-GBTS14-006

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54. BTS3900AL Cabinet

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Description

The BTS3900AL cabinet is used for outdoor large-capacity sites and has the following characteristics: 1.

Co-site of a macro base station and a distributed base station: A BTS3900AL cabinet supports a maximum of 3 baseband units (BBUs). The power consumption of a fully equipped BTS3900AL cabinet is 650 W. A BTS3900AL cabinet supports a maximum of 18 radio frequency units (RFUs). In remote connection mode, it supports a maximum of 9 RFUs and 9 remote radio units (RRUs). A BTS3900AL cabinet can be deployed independently or in combination with other BTS3900AL cabinets to meet the capacity requirements in multi-band or multi-mode co-site scenarios. Built-in microwave or optical transmission devices: If there is no built-in backup power device, a BTS3900AL cabinet provides up to 11 U of space. If there is a built-in backup power device, a BTS3900AL cabinet provides up to 4 U of space, which can house most of microwave indoor units (IDUs) in the industry. Diversified backup power supply solutions: Short-term: Batteries together with transmission devices are installed in a BTS3900AL cabinet. Middle- and long-term: An IBBS700T battery cabinet is used to supply backup power.

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This feature improves the service capacity of a single site, facilitates site swapping, and improves the competitiveness of the SingleRAN solution. In addition, this feature facilitates transition from a singlemode site to a multi-mode site. The cabinet control unit (CCU) centrally controls cabinets, and manages cabinet inventory and monitoring units. The heat assembly unit (HAU) automatically heats cabinets when they start or work at a low temperature.

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Run the ADD BTSCABINET command to configure a BTS3900AL cabinet. Run the DSP BTSELABEL command to query the electronic label.

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

OR-GBTS14-046

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55. VSWR Derating Mode for a Multi-Carrier BTS

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Description

This feature provides the voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) derating mode which enables BTSs to continue processing some services when the critical alarm ALM-26529 RF Unit VSWR Threshold Crossed is reported. When the antenna VSWR meets the alarm clearance conditions, the alarm automatically clears, and services automatically return to normal. Without this feature, services are interrupted when the critical alarm ALM-26529 RF Unit VSWR Threshold Crossed is reported. Maintenance engineers have to reset or replace the faulty TRX module at the site to clear the alarm even if the alarm clearance conditions have been met.

Benefit

This feature prevents service interruption caused by the alarm ALM26529 RF Unit VSWR Threshold Crossed, improves network stability, and reduces the operational expenditure of operators. To avoid resetting or replacing the faulty TRX module at the site and service interruption caused by the alarm ALM-26529 RF Unit VSWR Threshold Crossed, operators can determine whether to shut down the power amplifier on a TRX module by setting the Serious VSWR Alarm Post-processing Mode parameter of the SET BTSRXUBP command. If the power amplifier is not shut down, the TRX module can be used. If the power amplifier is shut down, the TRX module must be reset or replaced when the alarm is reported.

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Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

Run the SET BTSRXUBP command with Serious VSWR Alarm Post-processing Mode set to NOTURNOFFPA (Reduce Power). OR-GBTS18-088

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56. RSSI Monitoring on the Receive Path

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Received signal strength indicator (RSSI) monitoring on the receive path is important for detecting whether the uplink radio frequency (RF) path on the RXU module is faulty. When the uplink RF path is faulty, the alarm ALM-26521 RF Unit RX Channel RTWP/RSSI Too Low or ALM-26522 RF Unit RX Channel RTWP/RSSI Unbalanced is reported. Operators can clear the alarm or replace the faulty RXU module to rectify the faults in the uplink RF path according to the alarm information in a timely manner. Two hardware alarms ALM-26521 RF Unit RX Channel RTWP/RSSI Too Low and ALM-26522 RF Unit RX Channel RTWP/RSSI Unbalanced are added to check whether the uplink RF path is normal. By using the alarms, the problem location time and operational expenditure are reduced. RSSI monitoring is categorized into:

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RSSI below minimum threshold: It is used to check whether the RSSI value exceeds the minimum threshold. When no services are being processed, if 80% of RSSI values of the receive path are below the minimum RSSI threshold, the alarm ALM-26521 RF Unit RX Channel RTWP/RSSI Too Low is reported. RSSI unbalanced: It is used to check the quality difference between the main and diversity received signals if the cables between combined cabinets are disconnected. When services are being processed, if more than 80% of RSSI differences between the main and diversity received signals exceed the normal RSSI threshold during a measurement period, the alarm ALM-26522 RF Unit RX Channel RTWP/RSSI Unbalanced is reported.

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Run the SET BTSRXUBP command to set the thresholds for reporting the alarms ALM-26521 RF Unit RX Channel RTWP/RSSI Too Low and ALM-26522 RF Unit RX Channel RTWP/RSSI Unbalanced. OR-GBTS14-033

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57. One BBU Supporting 126 TRXs

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The One BBU Supporting 126 TRXs feature increases the maximum number of TRXs supported by a single baseband unit (BBU) from 72 to 126 in TDM transmission mode. With this feature, more TRXs can be configured without increasing the number of BTSs. This feature improves BTS service processing capability and reduces capital expenditure (CAPEX) for operators. BSC and BTS are configured with 12 E1s to process a maximum of 126 TRXs. None OR-GBTS14-008

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58. Intelligent Upgrade of Board Software Description During a BTS upgrade, the Intelligent Upgrade of Board Software feature can download files with software updates only. This reduces the software upgrade duration. This feature improves the upgrade efficiency. The main control board checks whether the target and source versions are consistent for a board. If they are consistent, the BTS does not download files. If they are inconsistent, the BTS downloads files from the BSC. None OR-GBTS14-023

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59. 21-Level RRU Cascading

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The 21-Level RRU Cascading feature increases the cascading levels of remote radio units (RRUs) from 6 to 21. With this feature, services are not interrupted during a ring topology switchover. In scenarios where RRUs and BBUs are spaced far apart, this feature:

Benefit

Consumes fewer common public radio interface (CPRI) optical fibers between BBUs and RRUs, reducing CAPEX for operators. Reduces the duration of a ring topology switchover, improving service stability.

Implementati on

A single BTS is enabled to support a maximum of 21 levels of cascaded RRUs. The procedure for CPRI ring topology switchover has been optimized so that the duration of a CPRI ring topology switchover is reduced without interrupting ongoing services. This is done by eliminating the need for CPRI fault switchover protection and shortening the period during which hop times are detected.

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Run the SET BTSOTHPARA command to enable fast CPRI ring topology switchover. Run the ADD BTSRXUBRD command to add an RRU.

OR-GBTS14-024

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60. Intelligent Battery Management

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This feature provides the following functions:

Automatically uses different battery management methods for different power grids. Automatically protects batteries at high temperatures. Estimates the remaining power supply time of batteries when the mains supply is off. Prolongs battery lifetime and reduces operation expenditure (OPEX). Prolongs battery lifetime at high temperatures. Enables operators to take preventive measures before the battery runs out of power. The power monitoring unit (PMU) measures the power-off times and power-off duration of the mains supply and determines the power grid class. In power grid class 1 and class 2, batteries can enter the dormant state for a certain period rather than stay in the floating charging state. When the battery temperature is higher than the value for Temperature Alarm Upper Threshold minus 5 for 5 minutes, the batteries start floating charging and no alarm is generated. When the battery temperature is higher than the value for Shutdown Temperature for 5 minutes, batteries enter the high-temperature protection state. In this case, the charging power to batteries is turned off or the charging level is lowered. The PMU calculates the remaining power supply time of batteries based on the remaining power capacity and the discharging current, and displays the results in the command output if a user runs the DSP BTSBATCAP command. To enable automatic switching between battery management methods, do as follows:

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Run the SET BTSOTHPARA command with Battery Intelligent Management Switch set to ON(On).

To enable high-temperature protection for batteries, do as follows:

Run the SET BTSAPMUBP command with High Temperature Shutdown Flag set to ENABLE(ENABLE), and with Shutdown Temperature and Temperature Alarm Upper Threshold set to appropriate values. The default values for Shutdown Temperature and Temperature Alarm Upper Threshold are recommended.

To query whether battery intelligent management has taken effect, do as follows:

Run the DSP BTSPWR command to verify that the value for Battery Intelligent Management Capability is Support and the value for Battery Intelligent Management Switch is ON(On) in the command output.

To query the remaining power supply time of batteries, run the DSP BTSBATCAP command.

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G-OR-BTSBATIM

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61. CRAN CPRI O&M Capability Improvement Description The CRAN CPRI O&M Capability Improvement feature manages CPRI links and ports for BTSs in the Main Topology window of the M2000. This feature provides the following functions:

Queries information about CPRI ports and optical/electrical modules. Displays the alarm status for the receive and transmit ports of the RRU, GTMU, GBBP, and UBRI optical/electrical module in the Main Topology window of the M2000. Queries and sets the threshold of the bit error rate (BER) at the physical layer by running MML commands.

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This feature improves the efficiency of locating CPRI link and port problems, enhancing BTS maintainability. 1. The BTS supports the function of querying and analyzing information about optical modules and CPRI ports in the Main Topology window of the M2000. The BTS supports the function of displaying the alarm status for the receive and transmit ports of the RRU, GTMU, GBBP, and UBRI optical/electrical module in the Main Topology window of the M2000. If alarms are reported by the optical module, the alarm indicator next to the optical port displays the status of only the alarm with the highest severity. The BTS supports the function of setting and querying the BER threshold at the physical layer by running MML commands. The threshold can be set based on individual needs or left as the default value. Run the DSP BTSCPRIPORT command to query static and dynamic information about CPRI ports. Run the DSP BTSOPTMODULE command to query information about the specified UBRI optical/electrical module. Run the SET BTSCPRITHRESHOLD command to set the BER threshold. Run the DSP BTSCPRITHRESHOLD command to query the BER threshold.

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OR-GBTS14-040

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62. Dynamic MA for GU Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (GSM) Description With this feature, if the spectrum sharing function is enabled, different mobile allocations (MAs) can be used before and after spectrum sharing. Before spectrum is shared, common and sharing TRXs (sharing TRXs are enabled with spectrum sharing, and common TRXs are not) can use the same MA. This increases frequency hopping (FH) gains and decreases network interference. Before spectrum is shared, all frequencies involved in FH for common and sharing TRXs are configured in the same MA so that all TRXs in a cell can use the frequencies in this MA. When spectrum is being shared, the BSC divides the MA into two smaller MAs, one for common TRXs and the other for sharing TRXs. Then, the BSC blocks the TRXs using the MA for sharing TRXs and activates the UMTS cells working on the same frequency band as the frequencies in this MA. These UMTS cells now share the spectrum with the GSM network. After spectrum sharing is reclaimed, MSs are prohibited to access these UMTS cells. Related Operations Run the SET GTRXCHANHOP command to set the MAs to be used before and after spectrum sharing. The following is an example: SET GTRXCHANHOP: IDTYPE=BYID, TRXID=1000, CHNO=5, TRXHOPINDEX=0, TRXMAIO=0, TRXDSSHOPINDEX=1, TRXDSSMAIO=0; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID MBSC-OR-065

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MRFD-211803

63. Support for GUI Components Used for Activating and Deactivating a Cell

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Description Benefit

Graphical user interface (GUI) components are added for activating and deactivating a cell. The added GUI components facilitate user operation and improve maintenance efficiency.

Implementati In the Device Navigation Tree on the LMT, the options Activate Cell and Deactivate Cell are added to the shortcut menu of every cell node. on

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Activating a cell To activate a cell, right-click the cell in the Device Navigation Tree on the LMT and choose Activate Cell from the shortcut menu. Deactivating a cell To deactivate a cell, right-click the cell in the Device Navigation Tree on the LMT and choose Deactivate Cell from the shortcut menu.

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None

64. Support for the OML/RSL Connection Check Function Description The OML/RSL connection check function checks signaling link connections of a GSM BTS by checking the electronic bar code of the BTS against the configured electronic bar code. This function is applicable only in TDM mode. This function can detect an incorrectly connected BTS signaling link. A BTS that has an incorrectly connected signaling link fails to provide services. The OML/RSL connection check function checks the electronic bar code of the base station against the configured one. If the detected electronic bar code differs from the configured one, the BSC reports the alarm Site signaling link connection mismatch. Applicable scenarios:

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The function is applicable to the BTSs with small load on signaling links because the function increases the load of signaling links. The function is applicable to scenarios where multiple BTSs have similar hardware and software configurations, because incorrect connections of signaling links will not take effect on BTSs that differ greatly from each other in the hardware and software configuration.

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To enable this function, run the SET BTSOMLDETECT command. In this step, set Whether to Enable OML Detection to Signaling link check and BTS Bar Code to the BTS electronic bar code in the network plan. After an incorrectly connected signaling link is detected, reconnect the signaling link or reconfigure the electronic bar code by modifying associated parameters based on the network plane.

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MRFD-210304

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Description

The BTS cross feeder test function of the GBFD-111202 O&M of BTS feature enables radio frequency (RF) modules of a newly deployed BTS to analyze signals that are sent or received and quickly detect whether there are crossed pairs among cells that the BTS serves. This feature locates and rectifies crossed pairs that are not detected when a BTS is deployed and eliminates potential risks, improving the network quality. This feature enhances the delivery efficiency and quality and reduces the delivery cost by decreasing reworking.

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Users can run the MML command STR BTSCROSFEEDTST on the M2000 or LMT to start a cross feeder test on a BTS. The BSC sends a cross feeder test request to the BTS through an operation and maintenance link (OML). The BTS performs the test and sends the test progress report and results back to the BSC. The BSC displays the test progress report and results in the command output.

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Run the following MML command to start a cross feeder test on a BTS: STR BTSCROSFEEDTST: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0, MINFREQ=0, MAXFREQ=100; Note: This test can only be performed on 3900 series base stations, and the parameters Minimum Frequency and Maximum Frequency must be set to values within the frequency range that the BTS supports.

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CR GU01042

GBFD-111202

66. Optimizing Abis over IP Transmission by Processing GSM PS Dummy Frames

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The transmission of GSM PS dummy frames in Abis over IP mode is optimized. The transmission efficiency in Abis over IP mode is improved, and network congestion is reduced. The BSC only sends GSM PS dummy frames that carry the Uplink State Flag (USF) to BTSs. However, the BTSs still send dummy blocks to MSs over the Um interface. The BSC compresses GSM PS dummy frames that carry the USF. Run the SET GCELLPSOTHERPARA command with Abis IP Dummy Frame Optimization set to SUPPORT(Support). CR GU01028

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GBFD-117705

67. Support for Changing the OPC Online

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Description

Before this optimization, changing the Original Signaling Point Code (OPC) had the following two restrictions: 1. To change an OPC bound with a GSM cell, users must first deactivate the cell. 2. To change an OPC used by any M3LE on a BSC6900 in IP transmission mode, users must be offline. The offline operation is complex and interrupts services for a long time. These restrictions are now lifted.
After the OPC is changed, the BSC releases services bound with the original OPC.

Benefit Implementati on

The operation for changing the OPC is simplified and the interruption duration is shorter. Users no longer need to deactivate the cell before changing an OPC bound with a GSM cell. Users can now run the MOD OPC command to change an OPC used by only one M3LE on a BSC6900 in IP transmission mode.
If an OPC is used by two or more M3LEs, users still need to set all subracks to ineffective mode before changing the OPC.

Related Operations

In A over TDM mode, run the MOD OPC command to change the OPC. The following is shown as an example: MOD OPC: SPX=1, SPCBITS=BIT14, SPDF=WNF, SPC=101; In A over IP mode or TDM/IP dual-stack mode, change an OPC as follows: To query whether the OPC to be changed is used by any M3LE, run the LST M3LE command. If the OPC is used by one M3LE, run the MOD OPC command to change the OPC. The following is shown as an example: MOD OPC: SPX=1, SPCBITS=BIT14, SPDF=WNF, SPC=101; If the OPC is used by two or more M3LEs, do as follows to change the OPC: Run the following command to set all subracks to ineffective mode: SET CFGDATAINEFFECTIVE: Run the MOD OPC command to change the OPC. The following is shown as an example: MOD OPC: SPX=1, SPCBITS=BIT14, SPDF=WNF, SPC=101; Run the SET CFGDATAEFFECTIVE command to set all subracks to effective mode. Run the FMT DATA command to generate a data configuration file. Run the RST BSC command to reset the BSC6900. The following is shown as an example: RST BSC: BSCID=0;

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Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

GBSC-OR-085

None

Modified Features
68. Support for Quick Identification of Single-user Tracing Files and Quick Entry of an IMSI/TMSI/IMEI/MSISDN/TLLI Description This function helps users quickly identify the tracing file about a specific user from a great number of tracing files. This function also enables the LMT to display the latest five IMSIs, TMSIs, IMEIs, MSISDNs, or TLLIs when users initiate one of the following functions on the LMT:

Single User CS Trace Single User PS Trace Query Single-User Resources Remote Speech Channel Loopback Test Internal Speech Channel

Benefit

Without this feature, user tracing files are named in the same format. To find a tracing file, users need to open all tracing files and search for key information elements (IEs). With this feature, users can quickly find specific tracing files for individual users from a great number of tracing files. In addition, when initiating any of the previously-mentioned functions on the LMT, users are prompted with the latest five IMSIs, TMSIs, IMEIs, MSISDNs, or TLLIs for quick entry.

Implementati on

The naming conventions for single-user tracing files are optimized so that the name contains the last four digits of the IMSI, TMSI, IMEI, MSISDN, or TLLI of the user. When initiating any of the previously-mentioned functions on the LMT, users are prompted with the latest five IMSIs, TMSIs, IMEIs, MSISDNs, or TLLIs for quick entry.

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

N/A G-OR-TRACE

MRFD-210802

69. Optimization of Operation Logs of Tracing and Monitoring Tasks

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Key information has been added into operation logs for tracing and monitoring tasks. There is more information for later analysis purposes. Key information (for example, Cell ID, IMSI, Link No.) has been added into operation logs for tracing and monitoring tasks. None. MBSC-OR-122

MRFD-210801/MRFD-210802

70. Support for sensitive data protection Description Improvement There is no plain text password for the operator user, FTP user, and database of the BSC and BSC-related tools. The security of the operator user, FTP user, and database is enhanced.

Implementatio The plain text password for the BSC and BSC-related tools are removed. n Related Operations PR Number Feature ID N/A FF-024 MRFD-210305

71. Support for BSC security algorithm enhancement Description An enhanced security encryption algorithm, AES256 encryption algorithm, is used to protect the passwords for the BSC operator user account and FTP user account. The security of the operator user and FTP user is enhanced.

Improvement

Implementatio The AES256 encryption algorithm is used to protect the passwords for the BSC operator user account and FTP user account. n Related Operations PR Number Feature ID N/A FF-017 MRFD-210305

72. Support for SSL security enhancement

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Description

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) V2 has security problems and is not recommended. When SSL is required, for example, when File Transfer Protocol Over SSL (FTPS) is applied, users need to adopt the SSL password protection enhancement policy. The security of SSL communication is enhanced.

Improvement

Implementatio SSL V2 is prohibited. n Encryption algorithms with keys less than 64 bits and plain text algorithms are removed. Related Operations PR Number Feature ID N/A FF-015 MRFD-210305

73. Optimization for Exporting Files by Running the EXP CFGMML Command Description The name of the file exported by running the EXP CFGMML command now contains the BSC6900 IP address. Running this command now generates only compressed files. The IP address in a file name helps users identify the source of the file. OMU hard disk space increases because all files in .txt format are deleted. Implementati on Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID The BSC6900 IP address is added to the name of exported files by running the EXP CFGMML command. Original files in .txt format are deleted once they are compressed. Run the EXP CFGMML command to export the scripts. CR GU00856, CR GU00864

Benefit

MRFD-210301

74. Utilization Optimization of 146-GB Hard Disk for the OMU

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Description

For an OMU whose hard disk space is 146 GB, the maximum space for storing binary logs is expanded from 9 GB to 16.4 GB and the maximum number of the logs is increased from 12,000 to 30,000. If the maximum space or number is reached, a new log replaces the earliest log. The utilization of the OMU hard disk space is improved, and binary logs can be kept for a longer time. The OMU is monitoring its hard disk space for storing binary logs and the number of the logs. The maximum space and number are 16.4 GB and 30,000, respectively. None. CR GU01104

Benefit Implementati on Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

None.

75. Support for Security Log Optimization Description Benefit The security log function is optimized by including the operation records of commands ADD CCG and RMV CCG. The optimized security log function has the following benefits:

Helps users analyze system security and prevent potential attacks on the system. Helps users trace the source of security threats.

Implementati on

When a user runs the ADD CCG or RMV CCG command, the following information is recorded in the security log: Operator name, Event Type, Event Level, Operation time, Detail Event, and IP address. N/A MBSC-OR-314

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

MRFD-210305

76. Support for the Optimization of Maintenance Mode Configuration

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Description

The optimization is as follows:

Commands have been added to support configuration of the following NE maintenance modes on the M2000 or LMT: NORMAL, INSTALL, EXPAND, UPGRADE, TESTING, ExpandStatus1, ExpandStatus2, ExpandStatus3, ExpandStatus4, ExpandStatus5, ExpandStatus6, ExpandStatus7, ExpandStatus8, ExpandStatus9, and ExpandStatus10. The data of NE maintenance mode is synchronized to the M2000 as configuration data. After an NE is set to work in maintenance mode, the following alarms can be reported as usual: ALM-20047 Smoke, ALM-20043 Water Damage, ALM-20048 Theft Proof, ALM-20040 Overhigh Subrack Temperature, ALM-25671 Smoke Alarm, ALM-25670 Water Alarm, ALM-25672 Burglar Alarm, and ALM-25602 Sensor Failure. In BSC6900 V900R014C00SPC200, this feature can export MML scripts for an NE in normal operating status. In BSC6900 V900R014C00SPC300 and later versions, this feature cannot export MML scripts for an NE in normal operating status. Users can run MML commands on the M2000 or LMT to set the maintenance mode for an NE. Alarms indicating abnormalities in the equipment room can be reported for NEs in maintenance mode so that users can respond in a timely manner. The SET MNTMODE command has been added to set the maintenance mode for a BSC. The SET BTSMNTMODE command has been added to set the maintenance mode for a BTS. The LST STATUS command has been deleted. The LST MNTMODE command has been added to list the maintenance mode configuration of a BSC. The LST BTSSTATUS command has been deleted. The LST BTSMNTMODE command has been added to list the maintenance mode configuration of a BTS. The DSP MNTMODE command has been added for users to query the current maintenance mode of a BSC. The DSP BTSSTATUS command has been modified for users to query the current maintenance mode of a BTS.

Benefit

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Run the following command to set the maintenance mode of a BSC to Install: SET MNTMODE: MNTMode=INSTALL, ST=2011&10&20&00&00&00, ET=2011&10&21&00&00&00, MMSetRemark="date 2011_10_19"; Run the following command to set the BTS with ID 0 to work in EXPAND mode: SET BTSMNTMODE: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0, MNTMode= EXPAND, ST=2011&10&20&00&00&00, ET=2011&10&21&00&00&00, MMSetRemark="date 2011_10_19";
The maintenance mode of a BTS can be set to EXPAND or TESTING by BTS ID or BTS name. If neither BTS ID nor BTS name is set, all the BTSs are set to work in EXPAND or TESTING mode.

Run the following command to query the maintenance mode configuration of a BSC: LST MNTMODE:; Run the following command to query the maintenance mode configuration of a BTS with ID 0: LST BTSMNTMODE: LSTTYPE=BYBSINFO, IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0; Run the following command to query the current maintenance mode of a BSC: DSP MNTMODE:; Run the following command to query the current maintenance mode of a BTS with ID 1: DSP BTSSTATUS: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=1; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID MBSC-OR-100

MRFD-210304

77. Support for the Optimization of OMU Performance Measurement Mechanism

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Description

During the period that the OMU is reset or the active and standby OMUs are switched over, performance statistics collected by the OMU from the host are not saved as a result file. With the optimized OMU performance measurement mechanism, the OMU will save the statistics into a result file after the reset or switchover. The performance statistics collected during the reset of the OMU or the switchover of the active and standby OMUs will not be lost. After the OMU is reset or the active and standby OMUs are switched over, the OMU will check the performance statistics of the last measurement period. If the statistics have not been saved into a result file, the OMU will save them into a result file and report it to the M2000. N/A MBSCSH-880

Benefit Implementati on

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

MRFD-210302

78. Support for the Enhanced SBFD Detection

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Description

A route associated flag is added to the Single-Hop Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (SBFD) mechanism. If the flag is applied and the SBFD detection of an IP address fails, the route that uses the IP address as its next hop is not used as an alternative route. Users can choose whether to apply the route associated flag according to their actual needs. This feature can increase the IP transmission reliability. The Route associated flag parameter has been added to the STR IPCHK command. When the parameter is set to SBFD, the Route associated flag parameter is set to YES by default. When the Route associated flag parameter is set to YES and the SBFD detection of an IP address fails, the BSC6900 automatically isolates the route that uses the IP address as its next hop. When the parameter is set to NO and the SBFD detection fails, the BSC6900 does not perform such an action.

Benefit

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Run the STR IPCHK command. When Check type is set to SBFD, set Route associated flag to an appropriate value. The following is an example: STR IPCHK: SRN=0, SN=26, CHKTYPE=SBFD, CARRYT=ETHPORT, PN=0, MODE=CHECK_ON_PRIMARY_PORT, PEERIP="99.9.9.100", WHETHERAFFECTSWAP=YES, ROUTEASSOCIATEDFLAG=NO; Run the LST IPCHK command to query the value of Route associated flag. The following is an example: %%LST IPCHK: SRN=0, SN=14, CHKN=0, LstFormat=VERTICAL;%% RETCODE = 0 Execution succeeded. List IP Connectible Check
------------------------Subrack No. Subrack name Slot No. Check Index Check type Carry port type Port No. Trunk group work mode Trunk group No. Check mode Port Multi hop BFD detect local ip Backup port IP address Backup port mask Peer IP address My discriminator of BFD Whether affect the port swapping Min interval of BFD packet send [ms] Min interval of BFD packet receive [ms] Detect multiplier of BFD packet ARP packet time-out[s] ARP packet resend times Route associated flag Differentiated services code point (Number of results = 1) = = = = = = = = = = = = = <NULL> <NULL> <NULL> 183.23.95.5 2 YES 100 100 3 <NULL> <NULL> YES 56 = = = = = = = = = = 0 MPS 14 0 SBFD ETHPORT 0 <NULL> <NULL> Check on Active

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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GBFD-118601/GBFD-118602/GBFD-118603

79. Support for Enhanced Load Sharing

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Description

Enhanced load sharing is designed for IP networking scenarios that require reliable backup between active and standby ports or links. With enhanced load sharing, single-hop bidirectional forwarding detection (SBFD) or address resolution protocol (ARP) detection can be implemented on sublinks in a link aggregation group (LAG), and active and standby sublinks in an LAG can be switched over manually. If detection on a sublink fails, active and standby sublinks will be switched over automatically. Enhanced load sharing brings the following benefits: Ports on the same board can be configured to work in active/standby mode. Compared with switchover between active and standby ports, switchover between active and standby sublinks shortens the time taken by ARP reestablishment, which is caused by switchover between active and standby ports or sublinks, and therefore avoids service failures caused by ARP reestablishment.

Benefit

Implementati on

When a non-revertive LAG in manual aggregation mode containing active and standby sublinks is configured, the following functions are enabled: SBFD or ARP detection can be implemented on the active and standby sublinks. When the detection fails, sublinks instead of ports are switched over to recover services quickly. Active and standby sublinks can be manually switched over. Each packet complying with IEEE 802.3ah that is transmitted from a port carries the active/standby flag of the port to regularly inform the peer network element (NE) of the port's active/standby mode. Accordingly, the peer NE performs switchover between the active and standby ports of its own.

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Perform the following operations: To add a non-revertive LAG in manual aggregation mode, run the ADD ETHTRK command with Trunk group work mode set to ACTIVE_STANDBY, Revertive type set to NON-REVERTIVE, and Aggregation Mode set to MANUAL_AGGREGATION. The following is shown as an example: ADD ETHTRK: SRN=2, SN=26, TRKN=2, WORKMODE=ACTIVE_STANDBY, RT=NON-REVERTIVE, LACPMODE=MANUAL_AGGREGATION, FLOWCTRLSWITCH=ON; To add a sublink, run the ADD ETHTRKLNK command with the priority specified properly and the Trunk group work mode parameter set to ACTIVE_STANDBY. The following is an example: ADD ETHTRKLNK: SRN=2, SN=26, TRKN=2, TRKLNKSN=26, TRKLNKPN=2, WORKMODE=ACTIVE_STANDBY, PORTPRI=101; To add another sublink, run the ADD ETHTRKLNK command with the priority specified properly and the Trunk group work mode parameter set to ACTIVE_STANDBY. The following is an example: ADD ETHTRKLNK: SRN=2, SN=26, TRKN=2, TRKLNKSN=27, TRKLNKPN=2, WORKMODE=ACTIVE_STANDBY, PORTPRI=102; To set the IP address for an LAG, run the ADD ETHTRKIP command. The following is shown as an example: ADD ETHTRKIP: SRN=2, SN=26, TRKN=2, IPINDEX=0, IPADDR="123.123.123.123", MASK="255.255.255.0"; To start SBFD detection on an LAG, run the STR IPCHK command with Trunk group work mode set to ACTIVE_STANDBY and Whether affect the port swapping set to YES. The following is an example: STR IPCHK: SRN=2, SN=26, CHKTYPE=SBFD, CARRYT=TRUNK, WORKMODE=ACTIVE_STANDBY, TRUNKN=2, PEERIP="123.123.123.1", WHETHERAFFECTSWAP=YES; To start ARP detection on the standby sublink of an LAG, run the STR IPCHK command with Trunk group work mode set to ACTIVE_STANDBY and Check mode set to CHECK_ON_STANDBY_TRUNKLINK. The following is shown as an example: STR IPCHK: SRN=2, SN=26, CHKTYPE=ARP, CARRYT=TRUNK, WORKMODE=ACTIVE_STANDBY, TRUNKN=2, MODE=CHECK_ON_STANDBY_TRUNKLINK, BAKIP="123.123.123.10", BAKMASK="255.255.255.0", PEERIP="123.123.123.100"; To switch over the active and standby sublinks manually, run the SWP ETHTRKLNK command. The following is an example: SWP ETHTRKLNK: SRN=2, SN=26, TRKN=2;

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Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

SOR-235

MRFD-210103

80. More Precise Packet Loss Rate Measured by IPPM Description The packet loss rate measured by the IP Performance Monitor (IPPM) feature is precise to 1/100, which cannot facilitate monitoring the IP transmission network quality. This feature changes the precision of the packet loss rate measured by IPPM to 1/100000. The transmission quality of the IP transmission network is monitored more precisely. 1. The unit of the packet loss rate measured by IPPM is changed to 1/100000. 2. The new counter VS.IPPM.Forword.Precise.Peak.DropRates is added. The unit of this counter is 1/100, and its value is precise to 0.001. Related Operations To activate the IPPM function, run the ACT IPPM command. The following is an example: ACT IPPM: ANI=0, PATHID=1, ISQOSPATH=NO, LOSTPKTDETECTSW=OFF; Start a task of link performance monitoring to observe the link status in real time, as shown in the following figure:

Benefit Implementati on

Check the counter VS.IPPM.Forword.Precise.Peak.DropRates, as shown in the following figure.

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

CR GU00173

GBFD-118607

81. Improved BSC6900 Maintainability

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Description

The maintainability of the BSC6900 using IP transport is improved by enhancing the ping IP and trace IP functions. The ping IP function is enhanced in RAN14.0 by increasing the maximum size of IP detection packets for packet segmentation test purposes. In earlier versions, the maximum size of IP detection packets is too small to support packet segmentation tests. The trace IP function is enhanced in RAN14.0 by specifying the hop where IP tracing starts and the destination UDP port of the IP detection packets. With the destination UDP port specified, the BSC6900 checks whether the UDP port is used by the intermediate transmission equipment. In earlier versions, the trace IP function can be started only from the first hop of the source IP address. This leads to a long detection time and inaccurate detection results.

Benefit Implementati on

The enhanced ping IP and trace IP functions improve BSC6900 maintainability. The maximum size of IP detection packets has been increased from 1500 bytes to 3000 bytes. New parameters BEGINTTL and UDPPORTID have been added to the TRC IPADDR command. They specify the hop where IP tracing starts and the destination UDP port of the IP detection packets.

Related Operations

Run the following command with PKTSIZE set to 3000: PING IP: SRN=2, SN=26, SIPADDR="16.17.18.19", DESTIP="22.22.22.1", CONTPING=NO, PKTSIZE=3000; Run the following command to specify BEGINTTL and UDPPORTID: TRC IPADDR: SRN=2, SN=26, DESTIP="22.22.22.1", BEGINTTL=1, MAXTTL=16, UDPPORTID=52889;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

DTS2011050300195

GBFD-118601/GBFD-118602/GBFD-118603

82. Support for the Enhanced F5 Function

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Description

In BSC6900 V900R13C00SPC520, the F5 entity (F5 indicates the O&M flow on virtual channel level) must be activated on the BSC6900 so that the BSC6900 reports the ALM-21322 VCL Alarm Indication Signal or ALM-21323 VCL Remote Alarm Indication upon receiving an Alarm Indication Signal (AIS) or Remote Defect Indication (RDI) cell from the peer equipment. In BSC6900 V900R14C00B010, the F5 function is enhanced. Therefore, the BSC6900 reports the ALM-21322 VCL Alarm Indication Signal or ALM-21323 VCL Remote Alarm Indication upon receiving an AIS or RDI cell regardless of whether the F5 entity has been activated.

Benefit

When the BSC6900 receives an AIS or RDI cell but the F5 entity is not activated, the BSC6900 performs the following operations:

Sets both the permanent virtual connection (PVC) and the path carried by the PVC to the unavailable state to isolate services from the faulty path Reports the two previously-mentioned alarms

These operations improve the O&M performance in ATM transmission mode. Implementati on Related Operations The SET INTBRDPARA command has been added. The F5OamAlmSwitch parameter, which indicates whether to enable the enhanced F5 function, has been added to this command. To enable the enhanced F5 function, run the SET INTBRDPARA command. The following is an example: SET INTBRDPARA: SRN=0, SN=14, BT=AOUa, F5OamAlmSwitch=ON; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID DTS2011053000640

None

83. Support for the Modified Power Unit for Optical Ports

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Description

The transmit and receive power unit for optical ports is mW, but the power unit for other transmission equipment is dBm. This difference imposes difficulties in the deployment and routine maintenance. To solve the problem, the transmit and receive power unit for optical ports is changed to dBm in BSC6900 V900R014. The power unit is now uniform. This facilitates the deployment and routine maintenance. The power value in the unit of mW is converted into the power value in the unit of dBm with the following formula: 1 dBm = 10 x log(1 mW) Run the DSP OPT command to query the transmit and receive power of an optical port. The following is an example: DSP OPT: SRN=2, SN=14, BT=AOUc, PFMT=GROUP; CR GU00768

Benefit Implementati on Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

MRFD-210301

84. IP Address Anti-Attack for OMU Internal Network

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Description

The FG2c, GOUc, FG2d, or GOUd board discards the received packets of which the destination IP addresses are in the same network segment as the IP address of the OMU internal Ethernet adapter. When many packets that are forwarded by an interface board to an IP address in the OMU internal network segment, for example, the IP address of an XPU board, there is an increase in the CPU usage of the board to which the IP address belongs. This feature prevents forwarding of such packets and therefore avoids an increase in the CPU usage of the corresponding boards.

Benefit

Implementati on

The FG2c, GOUc, FG2d, or GOUd board discards the packets of which the destination IP addresses are in the same network segment as the IP address of the OMU internal Ethernet adapter. The OMUFWFLAG parameter is added to the SET IPGUARD command to specify whether to forward packets of which the destination IP addresses are the same as the IP address of the OMU internal Ethernet adapter. This parameter is set to ON by default. The statistics item "Number of packets discarded due to destination IP addresses in the same network segment as the OMU internal Ethernet adapter" is added to the output of the DSP IPSTAT command.

Related Operations

To enable a specified interface board to forward packets to the IP address of the OMU internal Ethernet adapter, run the SET IPGUARD command. The following is an example: SET IPGUARD: SRN=0, SN=16, BRDTYPE=FG2c, OMUFWFLAG=ON; To prevent a specified interface board from forwarding packets to the IP address of the OMU internal Ethernet adapter, run the SET IPGUARD command. The following is an example: SET IPGUARD: SRN=0, SN=16, BRDTYPE=FG2c, OMUFWFLAG=OFF; To query the number of packets discarded by a specified interface board due to destination IP addresses in the same network segment as the OMU internal Ethernet adapter, run the DSP IPSTAT command. The following is an example: DSP IPSTAT: SRN=0, SN=16;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

GU00945

MRFD-210305

85. Support for Optimized Load Sharing Algorithm

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Description

Before the load sharing algorithm was optimized, signaling messages sent to the same destination signaling point (DSP) were carried by a maximum of 16 signaling links. As a result, signaling link resources were not fully used if more than 16 signaling links were configured. Now, load sharing can be performed on a maximum of 256 signaling links.

Benefit

Increased signaling link usage Minimized signaling link congestion Improved service reliability

Implementati on

The following restrictions have been lifted: The result of performing the bitwise AND operation between the signaling link mask of the MTP3 signaling linkset and the signaling route mask of the corresponding DSP must be 0. When the service mode is load sharing, the result of the bitwise AND operation performed between the signaling link mask and signaling route mask on its DSP must be zero.
If the parameter Traffic mode in the command ADD M3LKS is set to M3UA_LOADSHARE_MOD, the service mode is load sharing. The default value of the parameter SLSMASK in the command ADD N7DPC is changed to B1111.

Related Operations

If IP transmission is used, perform the following steps: Run the following command to add a DSP whose signaling route mask is B1111 and DSP bearer type is M3UA: ADD N7DPC: NAME="A", DPX=0, SPX=0, SPDF=WNF, DPC=1000, DPCT=STP, SLSMASK=B1111, BEARTYPE=M3UA; Run the following command to add an M3UA link set whose signaling link mask is B1111: ADD M3LKS: SIGLKSX=0, DENO=0, LNKSLSMASK=B1111, NAME="A"; If TDM or ATM transmission is used, perform the following steps: Run the following command to add a DSP whose signaling route mask is B1111 and DSP bearer type is MTP3: ADD N7DPC: NAME="B", DPX=1, SPX=0, SPDF=WNF, DPC=2000, DPCT=STP, SLSMASK=B1111, BEARTYPE=MTP3; Run the following command to add an MTP3 link set whose signaling link mask is B1111: ADD MTP3LKS: SIGLKSX=0, DPX=1, LNKSLSMASK=B0000, NAME="B";

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

DTS2011061303417

GBFD-110003

86. Interface Board Load Balancing

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Description

The Interface Board Load Balancing feature applies to scenarios where IP over Iu or IP over A is used and multiple interface boards carry service data and Iu/A interface signaling data. Based on the comprehensive load of each interface board, this feature balances load across these interface boards.

Benefit

Balanced load across interface boards Lower traffic volume across subracks in the case of inter-subrack bandwidth insufficiency

Implementati on

The comprehensive load of an interface board equals the board load or inter-subrack load, whichever is larger. The following formulas are used to calculate board load and intersubrack load: Board load = Actual board throughput/Maximum board throughput Inter-subrack load = Inter-subrack traffic volume/Total inter-subrack bandwidth Note that activating this feature may cause load imbalance across IP paths between the base station controller and the peer end. Activating this feature may also cause load imbalance among the ports or interface boards that carry the IP paths.

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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87. Optimized Transmission Resource Modification Procedure

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Previously, all transmission resource modifications are processed by the MPU subsystem. With this optimization, the MPU subsystem processes transmission resource modifications only when the transmission bandwidth is changed. 1. There are fewer message exchanges between the SPU and MPU subsystems during RRC connection setups. This improves the MPU subsystem performance. 2. The values of the VS.ANI.IP.Conn.Modify.Att and VS.ANI.IP.Conn.Modify.Succ counters decrease because they are measured on the MPU subsystem.

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During RRC connection setups, the SPU subsystem checks whether the transmission bandwidth is changed after a transmission resource modification. If the transmission bandwidth is not changed, the SPU subsystem does not send a transmission resource modification request to the MPU subsystem. None DTS2011102606661

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88. The Parameter Reference is Optimized Description The Parameter Reference is Optimized:

Managed objects (MOs) and parameters that are not related to configuration have been deleted. The description of some parameters, such as IsKey and Access, has been corrected.

Benefit Implementati on

The accuracy of the parameter reference is improved. Only configuration-related MOs and parameters are described in the parameter reference. For more information about the deleted MOs and parameters, see Appendix 7 MOs and Parameters deleted in the BSC6900 Parameter Reference.

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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89. Support for both IBCA and DTM

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The restriction that the Interference Based Channel Allocation (IBCA) feature cannot be used with the Dual Transfer Mode (DTM) feature has been lifted.

Improvement IBCA and DTM can be used at the same time. Implementati The restriction on data configuration is lifted. on When both IBCA and DTM are enabled, only non-frequencyhopping channels or baseband-frequency-hopping channels can be allocated to the CS and PS services of a DTM MS. This ensures that these channels use the same mobile allocation index offset (MAIO). When all non-frequency-hopping channels or baseband-frequencyhopping channels are occupied, the BSC initiates a channel preemption request. A DTM MS can preempt a TCH that is mapped onto a nonfrequency-hopping or baseband-frequency-hopping channel and has a PDCH configured on the adjacent timeslot on the same channel. If the TCH is occupied by a non-DTM MS, the BSC forcibly hands the MS over to another TCH so that the DTM MS can successfully preempt the TCH. If none of the TCHs is suitable, the channel preemption for the DTM MS fails. In this case, the BSC suspends the PS service and ensures the continuity of the CS service on the original TCH. Related operation Run the SET GCELLCHMGAD command. In this step, set IBCA Allowed to YES and other IBCA-related parameters to appropriate values. Run the SET GCELLGPRS command. In this step, set Support DTM to SUPPORT and other DTM-related parameters to appropriate values. PR Number Feature ID DTS2010080401370 GBFD-117002/ GBFD-114151

90. Support for both VAMOS and IBCA

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The restriction that the Interference Based Channel Allocation (IBCA) feature cannot be used with the Voice services over Adaptive Multi-user Orthogonal Subchannels (VAMOS) feature has been lifted.

Improvement IBCA and VAMOS can be used at the same time. Implementati The IBCA feature calculates the mutual interference between a new call and all established calls that have the same Training on Sequence Code (TSC) as the new call. If a SAIC- or VAMOSI-capable MS processes a new common call, the IBCA feature takes the impact of high-order modulation into account when estimating the carrier-to-interference ratio (CIR) of the new call. The IBCA feature enables the BSC to obtain the CIR by querying the mapping between the CIR and quality level based on different Alpha values. This increases the interference calculation accuracy when the BSC calculates how much a new call interferes with established calls. The VAMOS feature prioritizes candidate MSs to be multiplexed onto a channel based on their quality level. Related operation Run the SET GCELLCHMGAD command. In this step, set IBCA Allowed to YES, IBCA Flexible TSC Allowed to OFF, and other IBCA-related parameters to appropriate values. Run the SET GCELLVAMOS command. In this step, set VAMOS Switch to ON and other VAMOS-related parameters to appropriate values. PR Number Feature ID FF-10 GBFD-115830/ GBFD-117002

91. Support for optimized Mute SAIC identification

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This feature disables the interference handover, bad quality handover, and TCHF-TCHH handover during the Mute Single Antenna Interference Cancellation (SAIC) identification. This improves the efficiency of Mute SAIC identification. Otherwise, Mute SAIC identification fails if a quality-related handover is triggered during the identification process. The Mute SAIC identification efficiency is increased.

Improvement

Implementatio After sending a Mute SAIC identification request, the BSC starts a timer during which interference handover, bad quality handover, and TCHFn TCHH handover are disabled. The timer value is calculated as follows: (MuteSaicIdeTotalTime x MuteSaicIdeOnePrdTime +1) x 1s Related Operations PR Number Feature ID N/A DTS2011070401933 GBFD-115831

92. Support for VAMOS channel multiplexing for concentric cells

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This feature enables concentric cells to use the Voice Service over Adaptive Multi-user channels on One Slot (VAMOS) function. The following mechanisms have been modified for concentric cells: candidate VAMOS user decision and VAMOS channel multiplexing decision.

Improvement VAMOS is supported in concentric cells. This expands the network capacity of the GSM/EDGE Radio Access Network (GERAN) without adding RF units or frequency resources.

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Implementati The VAMOS channel multiplexing procedure for concentric cells has been modified in the following ways: on Candidate VAMOS user decision During channel assignment

The following condition for the downlink receive level has been added for candidate VAMOS users:

Downlink receive level >= DL Rx Lev. Thres. of VAMOS Calls + Rx Lex. Thres. Offset During Assignment

A concentric cell does not support VAMOS if the OPTILAYER parameter is set to NoPrefer for the cell. If an overlaid subcell is preferred for new calls, an AdapTive Cell Border (ATCB) offset is added to the original ACTB threshold. The following condition for the downlink receive level has been added for candidate VAMOS users: If the call is in the overlaid subcell, an ATCB offset is added to the original ACTB threshold.

For accessed MSs

Downlink receive level >= DL Rx Lev. Thres. of VAMOS Calls

VAMOS channel multiplexing decision VAMOS channel multiplexing triggered during channel allocation

If an underlaid subcell is preferred for new calls:

If the traffic load on the cell exceeds the value of VamosMultLoadThd, the BSC checks whether the call meets the condition for being a candidate VAMOS user. If the call can be a candidate VAMOS user, the BSC checks all candidate VAMOS calls that have accessed the underlaid subcell, and then selects the most suitable one and allocates the VAMOS half-rate (HR) channel in the same timeslot as the new call to the new call. If the call cannot be a candidate VAMOS user, the BSC allocates an idle HR channel to the new call by following the normal channel allocation procedure.

If an overlaid subcell is preferred for new calls:

If the traffic load on the cell exceeds the value of VamosIuoInnerLoadThd, the BSC checks whether the call meets the condition for being a candidate VAMOS user. If the call can be a candidate VAMOS user, the BSC checks all candidate VAMOS calls that have accessed the overlaid subcell, and then selects the most suitable one and allocates the VAMOS half-rate (HR) channel in the same timeslot as the new call to the new call. If the call cannot be a candidate VAMOS user, the BSC allocates an idle HR channel to the new call by following the normal channel allocation procedure. VAMOS channel multiplexing triggered by an intra-cell handover

If the traffic load on the underlaid subcell exceeds the value of VamosMultLoadThd, the BSC selects some MSs that have accessed the underlaid subcell and triggers intra-cell handovers to multiplex these MSs in to fewer channels. When the traffic load on the cell drops below the value of VamosMultLoadThd, channel multiplexing is stopped. If the traffic load on the overlaid subcell exceeds the value of
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Four parameters are involved in this feature:


VamosIntraHoDlRxlevThd(DL Rx Lev. Thres. of VAMOS Calls) VamosAssDlRxlevThdOffset(Rx Lex. Thres. Offset During Assignment) VamosIuoInnerAtcbThd(ATCB Offset in Overlaid Subcell) VamosIuoInnerLoadThd(Load Thres. in Overlaid Subcell)

The following is an example of setting the preceding two parameters: SET GCELLVAMOS: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, VamosSwitch=ON, VamosAssSwitch=ON, VamosIntraHoDlRxlevThd=0, VamosAssDlRxlevThdOffset=128, VamosIuoInnerAtcbThd=138, VamosIuoInnerLoadThd=75; PR Number Feature ID DTS2011070401919 GBFD-115830

93. Multi-Site Cell

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The Multi-Site Cell feature optimizes the inter-module operand allocation algorithm for a multi-site cell. and provides the following specifications:

8 carriers per subsite x 30 subsites 12 carriers per subsite x 18 subsites

In addition, the primary carrier can be configured in a secondary subsite. Benefit This feature increases the capacity for a multi-site cell and meets the BTS capacity requirement of high-speed railways and indoor coverage.

Implementati on

The maximum number of subsites is increased to 30 in a multi-site cell, and the maximum number of carriers per subsite is increased to 12. The DSP BTSLOCGRPMAINTRX command is added to query the BTS-level deployment of the primary carrier in a multi-site cell. The SWP BTSLOCGRPMAINTRX command is added to relocate the primary carrier to another subsite.

The inter-module operand allocation algorithm is optimized to support the configuration of the primary carrier in a secondary subsite. Related Operations

To query the deployment of the primary carrier, run the DSP BTSLOCGRPMAINTRX command. To relocate the primary carrier to another subsite, run the SWP BTSLOCGRPMAINTRX command.

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

G-OR-PSLOCGRP

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94. Supporting AMR Speech Versions During TCH Immediate Assignment

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In versions earlier than BSC6900 V900R014C00, users are not allowed to select adaptive multirate (AMR) speech versions in TCH assignment after TCHs are allocated to MSs during TCH immediate assignment. In BSC6900 V900R014, users are allowed to do so. Users are allowed to select adaptive multirate (AMR) speech versions in the preceding scenario. This increases the traffic volume of AMR calls. During TCH immediate assignment, AMR speech versions are allowed only when TCHs are allocated to MSs and the AMR license is valid. In this way, AMR speech versions can be used during subsequent TCH assignment. 1. Run the SET OTHSOFTPARA command with either Immediately Allocate TCHs to MOC or Immediately Allocate TCHs to MTC set to YES, or both of them set to YES. 2. Run the SET GCELLBASICPARA command with TCH Immediate Assignment set to YES. The following is an example: SET OTHSOFTPARA: IMMTCHMOC=YES, IMMTCHMTC=YES; SET GCELLBASICPARA: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, IMMASSEN=YES; AMR speech versions can be selected by default when TCH immediate assignment is allowed.

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95. 2G PS Re-paging Flow Control

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If the PCH is overloaded or the number of CPUS-level paging messages exceeds a specified threshold, flow control is performed on PS re-paging. (CPUS is short for CPU for Service.) The impact of PS paging on CS paging is minimized so that CS paging messages are preferentially processed. 1. The BSC regards PS paging as re-paging if the interval between the time a PS paging message was sent and the time the last paging message was sent is within the period specified by the Ready timer. If the PCH is overloaded or if the number of PS paging messages received within the period specified by Paging Statistical Period exceeds 80% of Max PS Paging Message Num in Period, the BSC discards the re-paging message. Run the SET BSCFCPARA command with PS Re-paging Flow Control set to ON(On). The following is an example: SET BSCFCPARA: SECONDPSPGFCCTRL=ON; 2. Run the SET BSCPSSOFTPARA command with Ready Timer set to a value the same as that on the SGSN. The following is an example: SET BSCPSSOFTPARA: ReadyTimer=44; 3. Run the SET BSCFCPARA command with both Paging Statistical Period and Max PS Paging Message Num in Period set to appropriate values. The following is an example: SET BSCFCPARA: PGSTATPERIOD=1000, PGMAXPSMSGNUMINPERIOD=660;

Benefit Implementati on

2.

Related Operations

1.

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96. Optimizing PS Service Configuration Enhancement

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Description

The Network-Controlled Cell Reselection (NC2) feature provides configuration enhancement for PS services. With the enhancement, the BSC preferentially allocates a dual-mode MS processing PS services to a UMTS cell in a GSM/UMTS hybrid network.

Benefit Implementati on

Balances the load between the GSM and UMTS networks. Improves user experience.

The SET GCELLRESELUTRANFDD command is added. In this command: The Network-controlled GSM-to-FDD Cell Reselection parameter determines whether to enable forced network-controlled GSM-to-FDD cell reselection. The following parameters determine the conditions in which an MS reports neighboring FDD cells in the Packet Measurement Report message:

FDD Multi-RAT Reporting FDD Reporting Offset FDD Reporting Threshold Min. RSCP Threshold 2 for PS FDD Reporting Min. Ec/No Threshold 2 for PS FDD Reporting

The Min. RSCP Threshold 2 for PS FDD Reporting or Min. Ec/No Threshold 2 for PS FDD Reporting parameter specifies the value for the information element (IE) FDD_REPORTING_THRESHOLD_2 in the Packet Measurement Order message sent to a dual-mode MS processing PS services. In a GSM/UMTS hybrid network, if Network-controlled GSM-toFDD Cell Reselection is set to SUPPORT(Support), the BSC sends a Packet Measurement Order message to a dual-mode MS processing PS services. The message carries the following IEs:

NETWORK_CONTROL_ORDER (with the value for NC2) FDD_MULTIRAT_REPORTING FDD_REPORTING_OFFSET FDD_REPORTING_THRESHOLD FDD_REPORTING_THRESHOLD_2

Based on the values of these IEs and the signal quality of neighboring cells, the MS determines whether to send the BSC measurement reports (MRs) containing neighboring cell information. After receiving the MRs, the BSC hands over an MS whose TBF connection duration reaches FDD Reselection Threshold to a neighboring UMTS cell with the highest receive level among the reported neighboring cells or instructs the MS to reselect such a neighboring UMTS cell.

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Run the SET GCELLRESELUTRANFDD command with Network-controlled GSM-to-FDD Cell Reselection set to SUPPORT(Support), FDD Reselection Threshold set to the default value, and FDD Multi-RAT Reporting, FDD Reporting Offset, FDD Reporting Threshold, Min. RSCP Threshold 2 for PS FDD Reporting and Min. Ec/No Threshold 2 for PS FDD Reporting set to recommended values. The following is an example: SET GCELLRESELUTRANFDD: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, GSMTOFDDFORCENC2=SUPPORT, PsBestFddCellNum=1, PsFddCellRptOff=0, PsFddCellRptThd=0,PsFddRptThr2Ecno=10, PsFddRptThr2Rscp=10, FddReselTimeThd=2000;

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97. Randomizing Padding Bytes in PS Dummy Blocks and PSI13 Description A parameter is added to determine whether to randomize padding bytes in PS dummy blocks and the Packet System Information (PSI) 13 message. If the padding bytes are randomized, when PS data transmitted on different channels contains the same baseband information and the frequency configuration in a cell causes intermodulation interference, call drops due to intermodulation interference decrease. Call drops due to intermodulation interference decrease, and network quality improves. The Padding Byte Randomization parameter is used to determine whether to randomize the padding bytes.

Benefit Implementati on

If Padding Byte Randomization is set to SUPPORT(Support), padding bytes are randomized. If Padding Byte Randomization is set to NOTSUPPORT(Not Support), all padding bytes are set to 0x2B.

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

Run the SET GCELLPSOTHERPARA command with Padding Byte Randomization set to SUPPORT(Support). CR GU01013

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98. Adding Counters Related to the Number of Dummy Blocks with USF

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Description

The PS activity factor is calculated based on the proportions of various data blocks, including data blocks using CS1 to CS4, data blocks using MCS1 to MCS9, dummy data blocks with the USF, and dummy data blocks without the USF. In earlier versions, counters collect the total number of dummy blocks without differentiating the type. In this version, the following counters are added to calculate the number of dummy blocks with the USF: Number of Packet Downlink Dummy Control Blocks with Valid USF on GPRS PDCH Number of Packet Downlink Dummy Control Blocks with Valid USF on EGPRS PDCH

Benefit Implementati on Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

Improved calculation avoids traffic congestion due to an inaccurate PS activity factor. The two counters are collected separately when the BSC schedules downlink dummy blocks. Subscribe to the two counters on the M2000. CR GU01031

GBFD-114101

99. Adding Subsite-based Data Service Counters Description In earlier versions, the Multi-site Cell feature measures subsite-based counters related to voice services only. In this version, subsite-based counters related to data services are also measured. This feature enables users to quickly and accurately locate faults in site-level data services and provides guidance for network expansion, reducing operation and maintenance costs. The following measurement units are added: TBF Establishment and Release Performance Measurement for Celllevel Subsite RLC Data Transmission Performance Measurement for Cell-level Subsite Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID Subscribe to cell-level subsite measurement objects on the M2000. G-OR-PSLOCGRP

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100. Automatically Planned BTS Relocation Restriction Description In versions earlier than GBSS14.0, an automatically planned BTS provides services even after it is relocated. In GBSS14.0, with the Automatically Planned BTS Relocation Restriction feature, an automatically planned BTS is prohibited from providing services after it is relocated. Benefit Implementati on This feature helps operators increase return on investment. After this feature is enabled on the LMT or M2000, the M2000 checks the BTS configuration data on the BSC and the neighboring cell information reported by the BTS during automatic planning. If none of the neighboring cells reported by the BTS are planned neighboring cells, the M2000 prohibits the BTS from providing services.

Related Operations

To enable this feature, run the SET BTSAUTOPLANCFG command with Relocation Restricted set to ON. After this feature is enabled, if operators intend to allow a BTS relocation, run the RST AUTOPLAN command with Relocation Allowed During Replanning set to YES.

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The GSM Flow Control feature incorporates the Ater radio signaling link (RSL) flow control function. This function applies to Ater over TDM when the BSC is configured in BM/TC separated mode. With this function, the BSC performs flow control for optional services when the RSL bandwidth is insufficient. Improves network quality and equipment reliability, providing better user experience. Ensures stable processing of basic CS services when traffic is heavy.

Benefit

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The Ater RSL Flow Control parameter is added to determine whether to enable Ater RSL flow control. If RSL level-1 congestion occurs over the Ater interface, the BSC stops sending maintenance-specific messages between the BM and TC subracks. If RSL level-2 congestion occurs over the Ater interface, the BSC stops sending optional service-specific messages between the BM and TC subracks.

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

Run the SET BSCFCPARA command with Ater RSL Flow Control set to ON(On). The following is an example: SET BSCFCPARA: AterRslFcCtrl=ON; MBSC-OR-075

GBFD-111705

102. 2G/3G Neighboring Cell Automatic Optimization

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Description

With traditional neighboring cell measurement, users must query the number of frequencies configured in the BA2 list and set the Measurement Step parameter based on the number of frequencies. With this feature, the BSC automatically calculates the value for the Measurement Step parameter based on the number of frequencies configured in the BA2 list. This feature reduces manual operations, improving the usability for neighboring cell measurement. In the STR NCS command, the attribute of the Measurement Step parameter is changed from mandatory to optional. If Measurement Step is set, the set value is used for measurement. If Measurement Step is not set, the BSC automatically calculates the value for Measurement Step based on the number of frequencies configured in the BA2 list and uses the calculated value for measurement. Run the STR NCS command to start neighboring cell measurement without setting Measurement Step.
NOTE

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Related Operations

When the number of frequencies involved in a measurement task has reached the maximum allowed number of frequencies, the information about frequencies in unspecified neighboring cells is incorrect if you perform either of the following operations: Adding neighboring 2G cells. Adding neighboring 3G cells when there are no neighboring 3G cells.

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GBFD-510901

103. GSM Flow Control

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Description Benefit

The GSM Flow Control feature optimizes signaling flow control over the A interface. Enhances system reliability. Increases system capacity, creating new revenue growth opportunities for operators.

Implementati on

Based on the cause value carried in the CREF message from the MSC, the BSC determines whether the MSC is congested. If the MSC is congested, the BSC increases the flow control level for signaling over the A interface, which increases the number of service requests to be flow controlled. The settings of the following parameters are invalidated:

Measurement Period of A Interface Signaling Arrival Rate A Interface Signaling Arrival Rate Threshold SCCP Congestion Level Threshold Threshold for Number of Connection Requests on A Interface

Related Operations

To activate signaling flow control over the A interface, run the SET BSCFCPARA command with Allow Flow Control Upon A Interface Signaling Congestion set to YES(Yes). To adjust the effect of signaling flow control over the A interface, run the SET BSCFCPARA command with Lower Threshold of Messages Discarded on A Interface set to an appropriate value. A larger value for this parameter indicates that more service requests will be discarded due to flow control.

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104. HUAWEI II Handover Description The HUAWEI II Handover feature optimizes the following handover mechanisms: Load-based handover penalty mechanism A penalty inheritance mechanism for load-based handovers is added. TCHF-TCHH handover processing mechanism The TCHF-TCHH handover mechanism is optimized as follows:

Provides more detailed uplink/downlink receive quality thresholds for handover decision, improving the handover decision accuracy. Optimizes the value range for AdapTive Cell Border (ATCB) threshold for handover decision, which allows MSs at the highquality cell edge to reside on TCHHs and therefore improves the cell capacity. Supports load hysteresis for load-based TCHF-TCHH handovers to prevent frequent TCHF-TCHH handovers.

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Quick PBGT handover Quick power budget (PBGT) handovers and frequency offset handovers are implemented independently. Level offset is configured per neighboring cell so that different level offsets can be set for a cell serving as a neighboring cell for two cells at the same time. Benefit

Reduces the possibility of ping-pong effect when load-based handovers and other types of handovers are performed. Enables operators to flexibly control and adjust the cell capacity and the proportion of TCHHs to all TCHs. Enables operators to flexibly select a handover algorithm for fast movement, implementing differentiated mobility management for users on the high-speed rail and other users. Provides an appropriate candidate cell for a handover, increasing the handover success rate for high-speed users.

Implementati on

After a call is successfully handed over, the BSC checks whether a load-based handover has been performed. If a load-based handover has been performed and the call is still within handover penalty period, the call remains in the handover penalty state until the penalty period ends. The parameters AMR TCHF-TCHH HO Quality Thres. Fine Tune and Non-AMR TCHF-TCHH HO Quality Thres. Fine Tune are added so that the value range for uplink/downlink receive quality threshold is changed to [0, 70]. The value range for the ATCB threshold is changed to [-63, 255]. After a TCHF-TCHH handover is complete, the BSC no long performs any TCHF-TCHH handover if the cell load does not reach the preset threshold. The parameter Quick PBGT Handover Enable is added to control whether quick PBGT handovers are allowed when triggering conditions are met. If Quick PBGT Handover Enable is set to YES(Yes), quick PBGT handovers are allowed when triggering conditions are met. If Quick PBGT Handover Enable is set to NO(No), quick PBGT handovers are not allowed even when triggering conditions are met. The neighboring cell-level parameter Quick Handover Offset for Neighbor Cell is added to allow different level offsets for a cell serving as a neighboring cell for two cells at the same time. The value of this parameter is used as an offset against the value for Quick Handover Offset during quick PBGT handover decision.

Related Operations

Run the SET GCELLHOFITPEN command to enable loadbased handover penalty inheritance. The following is an example: SET GCELLHOFITPEN: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, LoadHoPunishInheritSwitch=ON;

Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command to set the receive quality thresholds for AMR TCHF-TCHH handovers and nonAMR TCHH-TCHF handovers 69 and 21, respectively. The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0,

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HOCTRLSWITCH=HOALGORITHM2, INTRACELLHOEN=YES, AMRFULLTOHALFHOQUALTHRESH=6, NOAMRHALFTOFULLHOQUALTHRESH=2, AMRF2HHOQUALTHFINE=9, NOAMRH2FHOQUALFINE=1;

Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command to set the ATCB threshold for AMR TCHF-TCHH handovers to 10. The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, HOCTRLSWITCH=HOALGORITHM2, INTRACELLHOEN=YES, AMRFULLTOHALFHOATCBTHRESH=-10;

Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command to set the load threshold for stopping TCHF-TCHH handovers to 50%. The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, HOCTRLSWITCH=HOALGORITHM2, INTRACELLHOEN=YES, AMRFULLTOHALFHOALLOW=YES, AMRFULLTOHALFHOTHRESH=60, FullToHalfHoLoadStf=10;

Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command with Quick PBGT Handover Enable set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, HOCTRLSWITCH=HOALGORITHM1, QUICKHOEN=YES, QUICKPBGTHOEN=YES;

Run the MOD G2GNCELL command with Quick Handover Offset for Neighbor Cell set to an appropriate value. The following is an example: MOD G2GNCELL: IDTYPE=BYID, SRC2GNCELLID=0, NBR2GNCELLID=1, NCELLTYPE=HANDOVERNCELL, ISCHAINNCELL=YES, CHAINNCELLTYPE=QUICK_HO_NCELL_TYPE_A, ADJHOOFFSET=1;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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105. HUAWEI I Handover

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Description

A capacity and quality-based TCHF-TCHH handover algorithm is added. Quick PBGT handover

Quick power budget (PBGT) handovers and frequency offset handovers are implemented independently. Level offset is configured per neighboring cell so that different level offsets can be set for a cell serving as a neighboring cell for two cells at the same time.

Optimization of intra-cell handovers using the HUAWEI I Handover feature


The scope for bad quality (BQ) handovers is controlled. The scope and priority for interference handovers are controlled. Enables operators to flexibly adjust the cell capacity and the proportion of TCHHs to all TCHs. Adjusts TCHFs/TCHHs for AMR and non-AMR calls based on the cell load and call quality. Enables operators to flexibly select a handover algorithm for fast movement, implementing differentiated mobility management for users on the high-speed rail and other users. Provides an appropriate candidate cell for a handover, increasing the handover success rate for high-speed users. Decreases the call drop rate and increases the handover success rate for intra-cell handovers using the HUAWEI I Handover feature.

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Implementati on

If the cell load is heavy and the call quality is higher than or equal to the preset threshold, some MSs using TCHFs are allocated TCHHs. If the cell load is light or the call quality is lower than the preset threshold, some MSs using TCHHs are allocated TCHFs. The Quick PBGT Handover Enable parameter is added to control whether quick PBGT handovers are allowed when triggering conditions are met. If Quick PBGT Handover Enable is set to YES(Yes), quick PBGT handovers are allowed when triggering conditions are met. If Quick PBGT Handover Enable is set to NO(No), quick PBGT handovers are not allowed even when triggering conditions are met. The neighboring cell-level parameter Quick Handover Offset for Neighbor Cell is added to allow different level offsets for a cell serving as a neighboring cell for two cells at the same time. The value of this parameter is used as an offset against the value for Quick Handover Offset during quick PBGT handover decision. The Bad Quality Handover Optimization Allowed parameter is added. If this parameter is set to YES(Yes), only inter-cell BQ handovers are allowed. If this parameter is set to NO(No), both intraand inter-cell BQ handovers are allowed. The Interference Handover Optimization Allowed parameter is added. If this parameter is set to YES(Yes), only intra-cell interference handovers are allowed, and the priority for deciding such handovers is lower than AMR TCHF-TCHH handovers. That is, the priority for interference handovers is degraded from urgent to common. If this parameter is set to NO(No), both intra- and inter-cell interference handovers are allowed.

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Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command to enable the capacity and quality-based TCHF-TCHH handover algorithm. The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, HOCTRLSWITCH=HOALGORITHM1, INTRACELLFHHOEN=HOBASECAPANDQUAL;

Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command with Quick PBGT Handover Enable set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, HOCTRLSWITCH=HOALGORITHM1, QUICKHOEN=YES, QUICKPBGTHOEN=YES;

Run the MOD G2GNCELL command with Quick Handover Offset for Neighbor Cell set to an appropriate value. The following is an example: MOD G2GNCELL: IDTYPE=BYID, SRC2GNCELLID=0, NBR2GNCELLID=1, NCELLTYPE=HANDOVERNCELL, ISCHAINNCELL=YES, CHAINNCELLTYPE=QUICK_HO_NCELL_TYPE_A, ADJHOOFFSET=1;

Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command with Current HO Control Algorithm set to HOALGORITHM1(Handover algorithm I), and Intracell HO Allowed, BQ HO Allowed, and Interference HO Allowed set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=1, HOCTRLSWITCH=HOALGORITHM1, INTRACELLHOEN=YES, BQHOEN=YES, INTERFHOEN=YES;

Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command with Bad Quality Handover Optimization Allowed set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=1, BADQUALHOOPTALLOW=YES;

Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command with Interference Handover Optimization Allowed set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=1, INTERHOOPTALLOW=YES;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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106. Controlling Whether to Send LOAD INDICATION Messages

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Description

To comply with 3GPP TS 48.008, the Sending LOAD INDICATION to the MSC parameter is added to specify whether the BSC sends LOAD INDICATION messages to the MSC. Users can use this feature in accordance with 3GPP TS 48.008. The SendLoadIndicationToMSC parameter is added. If this parameter is set to ON(ON), the BSC sends LOAD INDICATION messages to the MSC. This increases data flow over the A interface. If this parameter is set to OFF(OFF), the BSC does not send LOAD INDICATION messages to the MSC. This decreases the success rate of incoming BSC handovers if a cell is overloaded.

Benefit Implementati on

Related Operations

Run the SET AITFOTHPARA command with Sending LOAD INDICATION to the MSC set to an appropriate value. The following is an example: SET AITFOTHPARA: CNNODEIDX=0, SendLoadIndicationToMSC=ON;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

CR GU00721

GBFD-111705

107. Support for Gb Interface NS Signaling Tracing

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Description

The Gb interface Network Service (NS) signaling tracing function traces signaling messages at the NS layer over the Gb interface. This helps users quickly locate faults. Before this function was introduced, users used either of the following two inefficient methods to locate a fault when the BSC failed to interwork with the SGSN: Analyzing NS signaling tracing logs saved on the BSC Analyzing tracing results obtained from a signaling catcher With Gb interface NS signaling tracing, users can quickly locate faults.

Benefit

Implementati on

This function is available on the M2000 and local maintenance terminal (LMT). After starting a Gb interface NS signaling tracing task, users can perform the following operations on the M2000 or LMT:

Browsing tracing results in real time Stopping and restarting tracing tasks Saving selected or all traced messages to a specific path Log in to the LMT, and click Trace. In Trace Navigation Tree, choose Trace > GSM Services, and double-click Gb Interface NS Signal Trace. In the displayed Gb Interface NS Signal Trace dialog box, set the parameters to appropriate values. Click Submit.

Also, users can browse and analyze saved tracing results offline. Related Operations 1. 2. 3. 4. Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

IR-GBSS14-NSTRACE-022

None

108. Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC)

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Description

The AEC feature recognizes and processes acoustic echoes but has low detection accuracy. To enhance the detection accuracy, this release optimizes the echo detection algorithm for AEC and adds AEC performance measurement. Enhances detection accuracy, restrains strong echoes, and improves the user experience in terms of discontinuous voice when the calling and called parties speak at the same time. Facilitates AEC gain measurement. The echo detection algorithm is optimized for AEC. AEC performance measurement is added.

Benefit

Implementati on Related Operations

To enable AEC, perform the following operations:

Run the SET TCPARA command. In this step, set AEC Switch to ON(On) and specify AEC Mode for the DPU board.

To enable AEC performance measurement, perform the following operations:

Run the SET OTHSOFTPARA command. In this step, set Enable TC Performance Measurement to YES(Yes), and select the AEC(AEC_Measurement) check box under the parameter TC Performance Measurement Type. Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID None

GBFD-115602

109. Automatic Level Control (ALC)

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Description

The ALC feature automatically adjusts the voice volume of both parties during a call into a comfort range, but does not effectively control the signal level if the voice volume fluctuates. To address this problem, this release optimizes the gain adjustment module for ALC and adds ALC performance measurement. Improves ALC performance in scenarios where the voice volume fluctuates. Facilitates ALC gain measurement. The gain adjustment module is optimized for ALC. ALC performance measurement is added.

Benefit

Implementat ion Related Operations

To enable ALC to work in fixed level mode, perform the following operations:

Run the SET TCPARA command. In this step, set ALC Switch to ON(On), ALC Mode to FIXEDLEVEL(Fixed level mode), and ALC Fix Target Level to the recommended value for the DPU board.

To enable ALC to work in fixed gain mode, perform the following operations:

Run the SET TCPARA command. In this step, set ALC Switch to ON(On), ALC Mode to FIXEDGAIN(Fixed gain mode), and ALC Fix Gain to the recommended value for the DPU board.

To enable ALC to work in adaptive mode, perform the following operations:

Run the SET TCPARA command. In this step, set ALC Switch to ON(On), ALC Mode to ADAPTIVE(Adaptive mode), and ALC Max Target Level and ALC Min Target Level to the recommended values for the DPU board.

To enable ALC performance measurement, perform the following operations:

Run the SET OTHSOFTPARA command. In this step, set Enable TC Performance Measurement to YES(Yes), and select the ALC(ALC_Measurement) check box under the parameter TC Performance Measurement Type. Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID None

GBFD-115601

110. Automatic Noise Restraint (ANR)

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Description

During a voice call, the ANR feature decreases the noise level and increases the signal-to-noise ratio, but does not effectively restrain non-stationary noises. To address this problem, this release optimizes the noise detection algorithm for ANR and adds ANR performance measurement.

Benefit

Effectively restrains non-stationary noises, such as noises from factories, streets, or super markets to make voices and music clearer. Facilitates ANR gain measurement.

Implementati on Related Operations

The noise detection algorithm is optimized for ANR. ANR performance measurement is added.

To enable ANR, perform the following operations:

Run the SET TCPARA command. In this step, set ANR Switch to UPLINK(On for uplink) or DOWNLINK(On for dnlink), Noise Suppression Algorithm Switch to MODE1(Optimized version), and Noise Attenuation Mode, Noise Suppression Mode, and Transparent Transmit Thresh of Noise Lev to appropriate values for the DPU board.

To enable ANR performance measurement, perform the following operations:

Run the SET OTHSOFTPARA command. In this step, set Enable TC Performance Measurement to YES(Yes), and select the ANR(ANR_Measurement) check box under the parameter TC Performance Measurement Type. Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID None

GBFD-115603

111. Automatic Noise Compensation (ANC)

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Description

During a voice call, if the background noise is strong at the local end, the ANC feature adaptively raises the voice volume of the other end to improve the voice quality. This release adds ANC performance measurement. Easy measurement for ANC gains ANC performance measurement is added. To enable ANC performance measurement, perform the following operations: Run the SET OTHSOFTPARA command. In this step, set Enable TC Performance Measurement to YES(Yes), and select the ANC(ANC_Measurement) check box under the parameter TC Performance Measurement Type.

Benefit Implementati on Related Operations

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

None

GBFD-115703

112. PS Power Control

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Description

The following functions are added: downlink GPRS closed-loop power control, uplink EGPRS closed-loop power control, and slow scheduling of uplink dummy blocks. The downlink EGPRS closed-loop power control algorithm is optimized to ensure that the current coding scheme does not change to a lower-rate coding scheme due to tight power control. The values Throughput preferred and Power control preferred are added to the PS Power Control Policy parameter.

Benefit

When an MS performs GPRS services, the BTS transmit power is decreased and the High Quality Indicators (HQIs) of the network increase. Downlink EGPRS power control is now stable, which reduces downlink call drops caused by power control fluctuation. PS Power Control Policy can be set to Throughput preferred or Power control preferred. When an MS is performing EGPRS services, the BSC controls the uplink transmit power and reduces the MS power consumption. This improves the HQIs of the entire network. The number of uplink dummy blocks decreases, reducing uplink interference.

Implementat ion

Enhanced downlink EGPRS closed-loop power control

The BSC considers the effect of power control when it determines whether to select a low-rate coding scheme based on the Mean-Bep IE reported by an MS. This ensures that the BTS transmit power decreases even if an MS uses a higher-rate coding scheme.

Downlink GPRS closed-loop power control

The BTS transmit power is decreased when an MS performs GPRS services and the downlink receive quality exceeds the specified threshold.

Power control policies

If PS Power Control Policy is set to 0(Throughput preferred), downlink power control is performed without reducing the current coding scheme. If PS Power Control Policy is set to 1(Power control preferred), the BTS transmit power is minimized when the current coding scheme is greater than or equal to DL EGPRS Power Control Enable Coding Scheme Thres.

Uplink EGPRS closed-loop power control

Based on the uplink measurement reports from the BTS, the BSC dynamically adjusts the uplink transmit power of an MS performing EGPRS services. With the uplink EGPRS closed-loop power control function, the BSC decreases the MS transmit power without compromising the MS uplink transmission performance. Slow scheduling of uplink dummy blocks The uplink extended TBFs during inactive periods are scheduled less frequently, and the number of uplink dummy blocks sent by MSs is reduced.

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Enabling downlink GPRS power control

Run the SET GCELLPSPWPARA command with DL GPRS Closed-Loop Power Control Support set to YES(Yes).

Enabling the downlink EGPRS measurement report optimization function

Run the SET GCELLPSPWPARA command with DL EGPRS Closed-Loop Power Control Support and DL EGPRS Closed-Loop Power Control MR Optimized set to YES(Yes).

Setting the power control policy

Run the SET GCELLPSPWPARA command with PS Power Control Policy set to 0(Throughput preferred) or 1(Power control preferred).

Enabling uplink EGPRS closed-loop power control

Run the SET GCELLPSPWPARA command with Uplink EGPRS Closed-loop Power Control set to YES(Support).

Enabling slow scheduling of uplink dummy blocks

Run the SET GCELLPSBASE command with Scheduling Period for Inactive Periods set to an appropriate value. Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID MBSC-OR-008

GBFD-119504

113. GSM/WCDMA Interoperability

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Description

In versions previous to GBSS14.0, handovers or cell reselections from GSM to WCDMA are implemented using only single-threshold mode but not dual-threshold mode, which is stipulated in the 3GPP specifications. With this feature, handovers can be implemented with dual-threshold mode on the GSM side by adding a field in the system information. Parameters related to handovers and cell reselections can be set flexibly. The field "3G ADDITIONAL MEASUREMENT Parameters Description 2" is added to the system information 2Quater and MEASUREMENT INFORMATION. A parameter is used to determine whether this field is carried in the system information and to specify the field value. Run the SET GCELLCCUTRANSYS command. If FDD REP QUANT is set to RSCP(RSCP), set Min. Ec/No Threshold 2 for FDD Reporting to enable the dual-threshold mode. If FDD REP QUANT is set to EcN0(Ec/No), set Min. RSCP Threshold 2 for FDD Reporting to enable the dual-threshold mode. NOTE To disable dual-threshold mode, set the corresponding parameter to 255.

Benefit Implementati on

Related Operations

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

CR GU00831

GBFD-114301

114. BSC Load Reallocation Supported by MSC Pool

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Description

In an MSC pool, when MSs registered on an MSC in the offload state initiate location updates, the BSC reallocates these MSs to other functioning MSCs proportionally. This feature requires that TMSIbased MS reallocation be enabled on MSCs.

Benefit

Easy maintenance of network elements (NEs): The BSC allocates loads on MSCs in an MSC pool without support from the CN. Fast reallocation of MSs: The related parameters are configurable and users can determine the proportion of registered MSs. Easy operations: Enabling this feature does not require any auxiliary tools. MSC Administrable State is set to OFFLOAD and MS reallocation-related parameters are set on the CME or LMT. After an MS reallocation is started, MSs registered on an MSC in the offload state are proportionally reallocated to other functioning MSCs. New MSs accessing the network are not allocated to any MSCs in the offload state.
NOTE

Implementati on

During execution of the STR MSCRSL command: If an MSC in the offload state has not started any MS reallocation, an MS reallocation starts based on the settings of Reallocation Proportion and Reallocation Duration. If an MSC in the offload state has started an MS reallocation, the MS reallocation terminates and another MS reallocation starts based on the settings of Reallocation Proportion and Reallocation Duration. If MSC Administrable State is set to NORMAL or UNAVAIL, the MS reallocation terminates. If active and standby boards are reset simultaneously, the ongoing MS reallocation is stopped. If an MS reallocation has been started on another board that has not been reset, the status of MS reallocations becomes inconsistent between boards. To resolve this problem, stop and then restart MS reallocations.

Related Operations

1.

Run the MOD GCNNODE command with MSC Administrable State set to OFFLOAD(Offload), and with Reallocation Proportion and Reallocation Duration set to appropriate values. The following is an example: MOD GCNNODE: CNNODEIDX=0, DPX=4, DPCGIDX=0, OPNAME="Client", MSCCAP=1800, CNID=0, MSCSTATUE=OFFLOAD, DFDPC=YES, PROPORTION=80, PERIOD=50;

2.

Run the STR MSCRSL command to start a load reallocation task. The following is an example: STR MSCRSL: CNNODEIDX=0;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

G-OR-MSCPOOLREALLOC

GBFD-117401

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115. SI 2Quater Optimization Description This feature provides the following functions:

Optimizes the methods used to deliver the system information 2Quater and MEASUREMENT INFORMATION. Reduces the quantity of system information. Shortens the duration of PS service interruption during cell reselection.

Benefit Implementatio n Related Operations

With this feature, the duration of PS service interruption decreases during cell reselection.

The SI 2Quater Optimization parameter is added. The neighboring UMTS cell list in 2Quater and MEASUREMENT INFORMATION is flexibly delivered.

1. Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command with both Inter-RAT Cell Reselection Enable and Inter-RAT Out BSC Handover Enable set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: INTERRATOUTBSCHOEN=YES, INTERRATCELLRESELEN=YES; 2. Run the SET GCELLCCUTRANSYS command with SI 2Quater Optimization set to YES(YES). The following is an example: SET GCELLCCUTRANSYS: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, SI2QUATEROPTIMIZEDALLOWED=YES

Trouble Ticket MBSC-OR-027 Number Feature ID None

116. Optimizing the Measurement of Counters Related to Incoming BSC Handover Failures and Counters Related to Call Drops

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Description

The Call Control feature optimizes the measurement of the following counters:

Counters related to call drops due to equipment failure In versions earlier than GBSS14.0, when call connections are stable in IP or Flex Abis mode, if Abis links become unavailable due to BTS faults, Clear Request messages over the A interface carry the cause value Um Interface Failure. Therefore, these messages are included in the counter CM402Number of Clear Requests Sent on the A Interface (Um Interface Failure).

In GBSS14.0, the measurement of Clear Request messages is corrected, and the measurement of call drops in the preceding scenario is optimized.

Counters related to incoming BSC handover failures

Benefit Implementati on

This feature helps users to locate faults quickly and accurately.

Counters related to call drops due to equipment failure Assuming that call connections are stable in IP or Flex Abis mode: If Abis links become unavailable due to BTS faults, Clear Request messages over the A interface carry the cause value Equipment Failure so that these messages are included in the counter CM401-Number of Clear Requests Sent on the A Interface (Equipment Failure). This function is enabled by default.

If call drops occur because the Abis links become unavailable due to BTS faults or the resource check performed in the early morning shows that resources are inconsistent, these call drops are included in the counters related to call drops due to equipment failure. This function is controlled by the Equipment Fail Call Drop Stat. Optimize parameter.

Counters related to incoming BSC handover failures The internal procedure is optimized so that the following counters are measured to observe handover failures due to internal faults: H362-Failed Incoming Inter-RAT InterCell Handovers: During an inter-RAT incoming cell handover, the BSC measures this counter if the handover fails due to a BSC internal fault after the BSC receives an HO REQ message.

CH342-Failed Incoming External InterCell Handovers: During an inter-BSC incoming handover, the BSC measures this counter upon receiving an SCCP-initiated connection release indication before the network connection establishment is complete.

This function is controlled by the Stat. Optimization of Failed Incoming BSC HO parameter.

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Run the SET OTHSOFTPARA command with Stat. Optimization of Failed Incoming BSC HO set to ON(On). The following is an example: Run the SET OTHSOFTPARA command with Equipment Fail Call Drop Stat. Optimize set to ON(On). The following is an example:

SET OTHSOFTPARA: InHOFailStatOpt=ON;

SET OTHSOFTPARA: EquipFailDropOpt=ON; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID CR GU00756

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117. TFO

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Description

With this feature, the number of failed TFO establishments is measured for each speech version in use and the TFO establishment duration during a call is measured per cell. TFO helps familiarize users with network conditions and optimize networks. This feature is implemented as follows:

Benefit Implementati on

If TFO negotiation fails, the following counters corresponding to different speech versions are measured:

Number of Failed TFO Establishments Number of Failed TFO Establishments Number of Failed TFO Establishments Number of Failed TFO Establishments Number of Failed TFO Establishments Number of Failed TFO Establishments

(HR)

(FR)

(EFR)

(FAMR)

(HAMR)

(WBAMR)

If TFO establishment succeeds, the TFO Establishment Duration counter is measured regardless of speech versions. The TFO establishment duration refers to the interval between a TFO is successfully established and the corresponding call is released. The preceding measurements help users quickly and accurately locate problems.

Related Operations

Run the SET GCELLBASICPARA command with TFO switch set to ENABLE(enable). Run the SET OTHSOFTPARA command with Enable TC Performance Measurement set to YES(Yes) and TC Performance Measurement Type set to TFO(TFO measurement).

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

None

GBFD-115701

118. VAMOS

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Description

In BSC6900 V900R014, Voice Services Over Adaptive Multi-User Channels on One Slot (VAMOS) demultiplexing enables the BSC to hand over a high-quality VAMOS call, but not a poor-quality VAMOS call, to a common channel. In addition, BTS local switching can be enabled for VAMOS services. This reduces the VAMOS call drop rate and increases the handover success rate, and saves transmission resources. The BQ VAMOS Channel Demultiplex Optimize parameter is added. After this parameter is set to ON(On): For VAMOS calls, the BSC can trigger only one type of quality based handover BQ VAMOS demultiplexing handovers. The BSC hands over high-quality VAMOS calls and triggers a penalty for poor-quality VAMOS calls. During the penalty period specified by BQ VAMOS Channel Demultiplex Penalty Period, the BSC is not allowed to trigger an interference, BQ, or TCHF-to-TCHH handover on poor-quality VAMOS calls. In addition, the BTS notifies the BSC of whether VAMOS services support local switching. If local switching is supported, the BSC allows BTS local switching to be enabled for VAMOS services.

Benefit Implementati on

Related Operations

Run the SET GCELLVAMOS command with BQ VAMOS Channel Demultiplex Optimize set to ON(On). The following is an example: SET GCELLVAMOS: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, VamosSwitch=ON, VamosQualReuseSwitch=ON, VamosQualUndoPntSwitch=ON, VamosQualUndoPntTimer=5;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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119. SAIC Capability Identification

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Description

In versions earlier than BSC6900 V900R014, Single Antenna Interference (SAIC) capability data of MSs must be manually exported as MML scripts and the data takes effect only after the MML scripts are executed. In BSC6900 V900R014, the M2000 converts the SAIC capability data into MML scripts and automatically imports the data into the BSCs for data sharing. In addition, interchange between SAIC capability identification and the following features is optimized: local switching and TFO.
NOTE

SAIC capability identification consists of the Mute SAIC MS Identification and VAMOS Call Drop Solution features.

Benefit

Operation and maintenance (O&M) efficiency is increased because the SAIC capability data of MSs is automatically imported into BSCs for data sharing. The SAIC capabilities of MSs can be more accurately identified. SAIC capability identification is implemented as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Users select source and target BSCs on the M2000. The M2000 periodically instructs the source BSCs to export the SAIC capability data of MSs. The source BSCs export the data as MML scripts. The M2000 obtains the MML scripts and combines them into a single MML script. The M2000 delivers this MML script to the target BSCs using FTP. The M2000 instructs the target BSCs to run the received MML script.
NOTE

Implementati on

If SAIC capability identification is required, local switching and TFO cannot be enabled. As a result, the numbers of local switchings and TFOs decrease. After SAIC capability identification is disabled, the numbers of local switchings and TFOs return to normal.

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

Enable this function on the M2000. MBSC-OR-032

GBFD-115831 GBFD-115832

120. Setting Priorities for Encryption Algorithms

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Description

Traditionally, the priorities for encryption algorithms used over the Um interface are, from high to low, as follows: A5/7 > A5/6 > A5/5 > A5/4 > A5/3 > A5/2 > A5/1 > A5/0, as stipulated in 3GPP specifications. In Huawei GBSS14.0, users can set priorities for these encryption algorithms.
NOTE

The priority for encryption algorithm A5/0 cannot be set because A5/0 always has the lowest priority.

Benefit

Users can identify the priorities based on the security level of encryption algorithms and select the highest-priority algorithm available. This effectively enhances network security. The following parameters are provided in the SET GCELLBASICPARA command for setting the priorities for encryption algorithms:

Implementati on

Encryption Algorithm 1 Encryption Algorithm 2 Encryption Algorithm 3 Encryption Algorithm 4 Encryption Algorithm 5 Encryption Algorithm 6 Encryption Algorithm 7

where encryption algorithm 1 has the highest priority and encryption algorithm 7 has the lowest priority. The priority for each encryption algorithm must be unique. The LST GCELLBASICPARA command is used to query the priorities for encryption algorithms. Related Operations Run the SET GCELLBASICPARA command to set the priorities for encryption algorithms. The following is an example: SET GCELLBASICPARA: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, EncryptionAlgorithm1st=A51, EncryptionAlgorithm2nd=A52, EncryptionAlgorithm3rd=A53, EncryptionAlgorithm4th=A54, EncryptionAlgorithm5th=A55, EncryptionAlgorithm6th=A57, EncryptionAlgorithm7th=A56; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID CR GU00724

GBFD-113501 GBFD-113503 GBFD-113521

121. Dynamic Adjustment Between FR and HR

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Description

If a policy where half-rate traffic channels (TCHHs) should be preferentially allocated to an MS is used, the BSC compares the downlink receive level of the MS with a preset threshold during a handover or a channel allocation. If the receive level is higher than the threshold, the BSC preferentially allocates TCHHs to the MS. If the receive level is lower than the threshold, the BSC preferentially allocates full-rate traffic channels (TCHFs) to the MS. During TCH allocation, when allocating TCHHs to MSs initiating AMR calls, the BSC compares the loads in the underlaid and overlaid subcells with different thresholds.

Benefit

In normal situations, this feature increases the mean opinion score (MOS) and improves the speech quality. However, if the traffic is heavy, this feature decreases system capacity and lead to channel congestion. The reason is that the BSC preferentially allocates TCHFs instead of TCHHs to MSs that have too low signal levels and poor speech quality. In addition, this feature accurately controls the number of MSs initiating AMR calls to access TCHHs in the overlaid and underlaid subcells, relieving access congestion.

Implementati on

Assuming that the traffic volume exceeds TCH Traffic Busy Threshold(%), or the traffic volume for AMR calls exceeds AMR TCH/H Prior Cell Load Threshold when AMR TCH/H Prior Allowed is set to YES(Yes):

If the receive level of an MS is higher than Level Threshold for TCHH Allocation, the BSC preferentially allocates TCHHs to the MS. If the receive level of an MS is lower than Level Threshold for TCHH Allocation, the BSC preferentially allocates TCHFs to the MS.

The AMR Load Calculation Optimization parameter is added. When this parameter is set to YES(Yes), AMR TCH/H Prior Allowed is set to ON(On), and Load of UL-OL Cells Rate Select Allowed is set to YES(Yes).

If the overlaid subcell load is lower than the value for Threshold for OL Load with AMR HR Preferred, the BSC allocates TCHFs to MSs. Otherwise, the BSC allocates TCHHs to MSs. If the underlaid subcell load is lower than the value for Threshold for UL Load with AMR HR Preferred, the BSC allocates TCHFs to MSs. Otherwise, the BSC allocates TCHHs to MSs.

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Related Operations

Run the SET GCELLCHMGAD command with TCHH Allocation Considering Signal Level set to ON(On) and Level Threshold for TCHH Allocation set to an appropriate value. Run the SET GCELLCHMGAD command with its parameters set as follows:

AMR TCH/H Prior Allowed is set to AMR Load Calculation Optimization is

ON(On).

set to YES(Yes). Load of UL-OL Cells Rate Select Allowed is set to YES(Yes).

Threshold for OL Load with AMR HR Preferred and Threshold for UL Load with AMR HR Preferred are set to appropriate values based on network conditions. Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID MBSC-OR-016

GBFD-113402

122. Optimizing 0.2 dB Power Control

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Description

In BSC6900 V900R014, the 0.2 dB power control algorithm is optimized. 0.2 dB is compensated for power control, active power control, or handovers. This increases the precision on downlink power control and the accuracy of handover decision. When HUAWEI III Power Control Algorithm and 0.2 dB power control are enabled, this optimization reduces the BTS transmit power, the SDCCH and TCH call drop rates, and the proportion of high downlink signal levels. This feature is implemented as follows: The cell-level parameter 0.2 dB Power Control Optimization is provided to control the optimization of 0.2 dB-step power control. 0.2 dB is compensated for power control, active power control, or handovers when 0.2dB Power Control Enable is set to YES and 0.2 dB Power Control Optimization is set to ON. A power control command is delivered when the following conditions are met:

Benefit

Implementati on

For 2 dB-step power control, the power control levels during two consecutive power control periods are the same. For 0.2 dB-step power control, the power control levels during two consecutive power control periods are different.

The 0.2 dB-step power control level is considered when measuring the Average BTS Power Control counter. Related Operations 1. Run the SET GCELLPWRBASIC command with Power Control Switch set to PWR3(Power control III) to enable HUAWEI III Power Control Algorithm. The following is an example: SET GCELLPWRBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, PWRCTRLSW=PWR3; 2. Run the SET GCELLPWR3 command with 0.2dB Power Control Enable set to YES(Yes) and 0.2 dB Power Control Optimization set to ON(On). The following is an example: SET GCELLPWR3: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, FINESTEPPCALLOWED=YES, PwrFineCtlOptimizeSwitch=ON; Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID MBSC-OR-028

GBFD-117601

123. Optimizing Active Power Control

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Description

In BSC6900 V900R014, the active power control algorithm is optimized as follows: Active power control is performed independently for signaling and voice, as well as for the assignment and handover procedures. The formula involved in the active power control algorithm is optimized. The BTS correctly determines the status of active power control during measurement report preprocessing.

Benefit

This feature provides the following benefits: 1. 2. Enables users to flexibly set the active power control level, reducing power consumption and interference. Reduces the call drop rate and increases the assignment and handover success rates. The Active Power Control Algorithm Optimize parameter is provided to control the optimization of active power control. The Active Power Control Assign Power Offset and Active Power Control HO Power Offset parameters are provided to implement independent active power control for signaling and voice. The formula for calculating the path loss in active power control is optimized to ensure that dynamic power boost technology (PBT) gain is taken into account during calculation of path loss and power level. The BSC sends the value for Active Power Control Algorithm Optimize to the BTS to ensure that the BTS correctly determines the status of active power control.

The preceding benefits are obvious in densely-populated urban areas. Implementati on

Related Operations

Run the SET GCELLPWRBASIC command with the following parameters set to appropriate values: Power Forecast Allowed, Active Power Control Algorithm Optimize, Active Power Control Assign Power Offset, and Active Power Control HO Power Offset. The following is an example: SET GCELLPWRBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, PWRBCDALLOWD=YES, PwrBCDOptimizeSwitch=ON, PwrBCDAssOffset =2, PwrBCDHoOffset=2;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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GBFD-117602

124. Enhancing VGCS/VBS Reliability

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Description

This feature allows users to maintain and monitor voice group call service (VGCS)/voice broadcast service (VBS) calls as follows:

Query the list of cells processing VGCS/VBS calls. Query the resource occupation of a specified cell processing VGCS/VBS calls. Release VGCS/VBS calls or uplink channels for VGCS calls. Check whether any uplink channels are occupied by VGCS calls.

Benefit

This feature optimizes the maintenance and monitoring of VGCS/VBS calls on the public network, and therefore increases problem locating efficiency. During a VGCS or VBS call, the BSC records the index of the cell where the VGCS or VBS call is initiated and the resources occupied by the VGCS or VBS speaker. After the DSP GRPCALLCELL and DSP GRPCALLRES commands are executed with VGCS/VBS No. and Service Type set to appropriate values, the information is displayed on the LMT. After the REL GRPCALL command is executed with VGCS/VBS No., Service Type, and Release Mode set to appropriate values, the BSC control connection sends a CLEAR REQUEST or UPLINK RELEASE INDICATION message to the MSC. In this way, the VGCS/VBS call or the VGCS/VBS speaker under the BSC is released. If VGCS Uplink Check Switch is set to ON(ON), the BSC checks whether any uplink channels are occupied by VGCS calls. If the uplink channels are abnormal, the BSC requests the MSC to release these channels and updates the corresponding information.

Implementati on

Related Operations

To query the list of cells processing VGCS/VBS, do as follows:

Run the DSP GRPCALLCELL command, with VGCS/VBS No. and Service Type set to appropriate values.

To query the resource occupation of a specified cell processing VGCS/VBS calls, do as follows:

Run the DSP GRPCALLRES command, with VGCS/VBS No., Service Type, Index Type, and Cell Index/Cell Name (as specified by Index Type) set to appropriate values.

To release VGCS/VBS calls or uplink channels occupied by VGCS calls, do as follows:

Run the REL GRPCALL command, with VGCS/VBS No., Service Type, and Release Mode set to appropriate values.

To check whether any uplink channels are occupied by VGCS calls, do as follows:

Run the SET OTHSOFTPARA command with VGCS Uplink Check Switch set to ON(ON). Trouble Ticket Number CR GU00877

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Feature ID

GBFD-510301 GBFD-510302

125. Adding Counters Related to DSP CPU and Resource Usage in the CS User Plane Description Benefit Counters specifying the TC DSP usage and TC channel usage have been added to the BSC. The new counters enable users to better evaluate the operating status of the TC DSP, facilitating network optimization. Note that this feature increases the value for the following counters:

Sampling Times of DSP CPU Usage Average DSP CPU Usage Total Sampled DSP CPU Usage Counters specifying the TC DSP usage, such as Maximum DSP CPU Usage and Average DSP CPU Usage Counters specifying the TC channel usage, such as Maximum Number of Activated TC Channels on a DSP and Minimum Number of Activated TC Channels on a DSP

Implementati on

The BSC automatically measures the following counters:

Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

Subscribe to the new counters on the M2000. CR GU00962

GBFD-111705

126. Fast Move Handover

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Description

With the Fast Move Handover feature:

Quick power budget (PBGT) handovers and frequency offset handovers are implemented independently. Level offset is configured per neighboring cell so that different level offsets can be set for a cell serving as a neighboring cell for two cells at the same time. Enables operators to flexibly select a handover algorithm for fast movement, implementing differentiated mobility management for users on the high-speed rail and other users. Provides an appropriate candidate cell for a handover, increasing the handover success rate for high-speed users.

Benefit

Implementati on

The Quick PBGT Handover Enable parameter is added to control whether quick PBGT handovers are allowed when triggering conditions are met. If Quick PBGT Handover Enable is set to YES(Yes), quick PBGT handovers are allowed when triggering conditions are met. If Quick PBGT Handover Enable is set to NO(No), quick PBGT handovers are not allowed even when triggering conditions are met. The neighboring cell-level parameter Quick Handover Offset for Neighbor Cell is added to allow different level offsets for a cell serving as a neighboring cell for two cells at the same time. The value of this parameter is used as an offset against the value for Quick Handover Offset during quick PBGT handover decision.

Related Operations

Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command with Quick PBGT Handover Enable set to YES(Yes). The following is an example: SET GCELLHOBASIC: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, HOCTRLSWITCH=HOALGORITHM1, QUICKHOEN=YES, QUICKPBGTHOEN=YES; Run the MOD G2GNCELL command with Quick Handover Offset for Neighbor Cell set to an appropriate value. The following is an example: MOD G2GNCELL: IDTYPE=BYID, SRC2GNCELLID=0, NBR2GNCELLID=1, NCELLTYPE=HANDOVERNCELL, ISCHAINNCELL=YES, CHAINNCELLTYPE=QUICK_HO_NCELL_TYPE_A, ADJHOOFFSET=1;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

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GBFD-510102

127. Optimizing Counters Related to Transmission Call Drops

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Description

The 16Kbit RSL and OML on A-bis Interface feature optimizes the counter measurement method to resolve the following problem: The number of call drops due to BTS port faults is counted into the counter M3330A-Call Drops due to Abis Link Failures in Stable Local Switch State. In normal cases, M3330A is used to count the number of link establishment failures in Flex Abis mode. With the optimization, the number of call drops due to BTS port faults is now counted into the counter CM333-Call Drops due to Abis Terrestrial Link Failure (Traffic Channel).

Benefit

The optimization improves user experience.

Implementatio The Abis Territorial Link Fault Call Drop Stat parameter is added to specify whether the number of call drops due to BTS port faults is n counted into the counter CM333. If this parameter is set to ON(On), the number of call drops due to BTS port faults is counted into the counter CM333. By default, this parameter is set to ON(On) for newly-deployed sites and to OFF(Off) for upgrade scenarios. Related Operations Run the MML command SET OTHSOFTPARA with Abis Territorial Link Fault Call Drop Stat set to ON(On).

Trouble Ticket CR GU01223 Number Feature ID GBFD-116701

128. Shortening Service Interruption Duration Due to Handovers in Local Switching When the Abis Interface Uses Satellite Transmission

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Description

The BSC Local Switch and BTS Local Switch features are optimized. The optimization shortens the service interruption for calls that meet the following conditions during local switching:

The calls use AMR speech versions. The calls are involved in handovers. Satellite transmission is used over the Abis interface.

Benefit

The feature optimization shortens the service interruption duration by half and therefore improves user experience.

Implementatio The procedure for initiating a handover for a call using AMR speech versions is simplified. In this way, the number of messages transmitted n over the Abis interface decreases, shortening the service interruption duration. Related Operations None

Trouble Ticket DTS2011101701695 Number Feature ID GBFD-117701 GBFD-117702

129. IP Performance Monitor

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Description

The IP Performance Monitor feature is enhanced as follows:

The BSC implements IP PM when link aggregation groups (LAGs) work in active and standby mode. The BTS implements IP PM in IP over E1/T1 mode. The BTS allows the threshold for the IP PM Excessive Lost Packets alarm to be configured. The BTS collects IP PM-related statistical data and reports the data to the BSC. Improves link reliability. Reuses existing resources. Helps provide reliable link quality. Displays BTS IP PM-related counters on the M2000, facilitating operation and maintenance. When LAGs work in active and standby mode, the BSC starts IP PM. If the active and standby LAGs are switched over, the BSC restarts IP PM and clears the previously measured counters. The BTS allows the threshold for the IP PM Excessive Lost Packets alarm to be set. The default threshold is the same as that set on the BSC side. The BTS reports IP PM-related statistical data to the BSC every minute. The BSC then measures the corresponding counters. When a measurement period arrives, the BSC reports these counters to the M2000.

Benefit

The enhancements provide the following benefits, respectively:


Implementatio n

Related Operations

To activate BTS IP PM, run the ACT BTSIPPM command with its parameters set as follows:

Index Type is set to BYID(By Index). BTS Index is set to the index of the target BTS. Service Type is set to the monitoring object. Lost Packet Detection Switch is set to ON(On).

Trouble Ticket MBSC-OR-043 Number Feature ID GBFD-118607

130. Optimization of License Usage Measurement for Certain License Control Items

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Description

The names of some license control items have been changed. The license usage measurement for these license control items has been optimized. In addition, the configuration data for some of these license control items will be checked during an upgrade.

Benefit

The license usage measurement for certain license control items is more accurate. During an upgrade, if the upgraded tool determines that the configuration data exceeds the license capacity, users are prompted to delete the extra data within 60 days after the upgrade or to apply for a new license that meets the requirements of the configuration data. Otherwise, the configuration on the system will be limited after 60 days.

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Implementati on

License control items corresponding to the following features have been changed:

TRX Working Voltage Adjustment AMR HR Resource BSS Paging Coordination Resource TRX Power Amplifier Intelligent

Resource

Shutdown Resource TRX Power Amplifier Intelligent Shutdown on Timeslot Level Resource

DTM Resource Enhanced Full Rate Resource EICC Resource ICC Resource

Enhanced BCCH Power Consumption Optimization Resource Multi-Carrier Intelligent Voltage Intersystem Handover & Reselection TFO Support Resource Regulation Resource

Resource

For users who have not used the preceding features, the corresponding license control items are added. For users who have used the preceding features, the license usage measurement of the corresponding license control items is based on the number of TRXs on which a specific feature is enabled.

The upgrade tool will check the new license capacity when users who have used the following features implement an upgrade:

RX Working Voltage Adjustment BSS Paging Coordination Resource Enhanced Full Rate Resource ICC Resource Multiple CCCH TFO Support Resource

Resource

If the configuration data for the license control items corresponding to the preceding features exceeds the license capacity, users are prompted to delete the extra data within 60 days after the upgrade or to apply for a new license that meets the requirements of the configuration data. If no action is taken, the ALM-20743 Insufficient License Resources will be reported every day within 60 days, and the configuration on the system will be limited after 60 days.

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Related Operations

To check whether configuration data of any license control items exceeds the license capacity, run the following command: CHK DATA2LIC: FN="license_file.dat"; To query the current usage of each license control item, run the following command: DSP LICUSAGE: TYPE=Current;

Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

G-OR-SALE

None

Deleted Features
None.

6.1.2 Hardware Updates


New Hardware
Name FG2d GOUd NIUa Description PARC WP11FG2d 12-port FE or 4-port electronic GE interface unit REV:d PARC WP11GOUd 4-port packet over GE Optical interface Unit REV:d PARC,WP11NIUa,Network Intelligence Unit REV:a

Modified Hardware
None.

Removed Hardware
None.

6.1.3 Command Line Updates


See Appendix 1 of the release notes.

6.1.4 Parameter Updates


See Appendix 2 of the release notes.

6.1.5 Alarm Updates


See Appendix 3 of the release notes.

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6.1.6 Event Updates


See Appendix 4 of the release notes.

6.1.7 Counter Updates


See Appendix 5 of the release notes.

6.1.8 License Updates


See Appendix 6 of the release notes.

6.2 Resolved Issues


1. The BSC6900 cannot enter the emergency license state after a non-commercial license is activated. DTS2011072200648 Trouble Ticket Number Description Severity Root Cause

After a non-commercial license is activated, the BSC6900 cannot enter the emergency license state. Minor The optional feature License Control for Urgency is regarded as a basic feature in BSC6900V900R013C00SPC500. However, the BSC6900 cannot enter the emergency license state after a noncommercial license is activated. This restriction needs to be removed. The preceding restriction is removed. N/A CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_001

Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

2.

In the command output of the LST OMUIPRT command, the automatically and manually added IP routes to the OMU are not differentiated.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

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In the command output of the LST OMUIPRT command, the IP route to the OMU added by running the ADD OMUIPRT command and that added automatically when service data is configured are not differentiated. As a result, when users run the RMV OMUIPRT command to remove a manually added IP route, the automatically added IP route may also be deleted mistakenly. Minor In the command output of the LST OMUIPRT command, there are no fields to identify the route category. The Is Service Route field has been added to the LST OMUIPRT command. If an IP route to the OMU is added by running the ADD OMUIPRT command, the value of this field is NO. If an IP route to the OMU is added automatically when service data is configured, the value of this field is YES. None. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_002

Severity Root Cause Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

3.

The ALM-20736 Data Inconsistency Between OMU and Host is reported too frequently.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description Severity Root Cause

CR GU01206

For a host-board CPU subsystem (CPUS), the ALM-20736 Data Inconsistency Between OMU and Host is reported too frequently. Suggestion For a host-board CPUS, the ALM-20736 Data Inconsistency Between OMU and Host is reported many times if data of several tables of the CPUS saved on the host board is inconsistent with that saved on the OMU. 1. The alarm parameter Data Table Name of the ALM-20736 Data Inconsistency Between OMU and Host becomes invalid and its fixed value is NULL. 2. The ALM-20736 Data Inconsistency Between OMU and Host will be reported only once for a host-board CPUS if data of more than one data table for the CPUS saved on the host board is inconsistent with that saved on the OMU. 3. The alarm will be cleared only when the data of all tables of a hostboard CPUS saved on the host board is consistent with that saved on the OMU.

Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

None. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_003

4.

Reliability of some counters is shown as Unreliable when the DST offset is an integer multiple of the measurement periods of these counters. DTS2011053000795

Trouble Ticket Number Description

When the Daylight Saving Time (DST) offset is an integer multiple of the measurement periods of some counters, Reliability of these counters is shown as Unreliable during the first measurement period after DST starts and ends. This problem does not affect services. Suggestion Reliability of these counters is set to Unreliable. Reliability of these counters has been changed to Reliable. Services are not affected. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_005

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The BSC6900 becomes out of service after an interface board is logically inhibited. DTS2011120505237

Trouble Ticket Number Description

If only one pair of A interface boards are configured, the BSC6900 becomes out of service if a user runs the INH BRD command to logically inhibit the A/Iu interface boards. Suggestion The usage scenario of the INH BRD command is not considered thoroughly and there is no restriction that this command cannot be executed on the preceding scenario. A restriction is added to the INH BRD command: this command can only be executed to logically inhibit or uninhibit a DPU or NIU board. The INH BRD command cannot be executed to logically inhibit an XPU, INT, or TNU board. If this command is executed to logically inhibit an XPU, INT, or TNU board, the BSC6900 returns a message, indicating that this command cannot be executed on such a board. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_006

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Solution Solution Impact

Test Case ID

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No alarm is reported when the standby destination IP address of a dual-homing SCTP link is unreachable.

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N/A

No alarm is reported when the standby destination IP address of a dual-homing SCTP link is unreachable. In this case, the SCTP link is unavailable and the services will be disrupted when the active destination IP address also becomes unreachable. Minor The BSC6900 does not check the status of the standby destination IP address for the SCTP link. 1.The execution result of the DSP SCTPLNK command now contains The Primary Destination IP Address, which indicates the current destination IP address of the SCTP link. If the link is faulty, The Primary Destination IP Address is the value of the parameter First destination IP address. 2.The alarm ALM-21543 SCTP Link IP Address Unreachable is added. Now, the BSC6900 automatically checks both active and standby destination IP addresses and reports the alarm when detecting unreachable destination IP addresses.

Severity Root Cause Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

N/A CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_007

7.

Users cannot configure enough MTP3 routes and IP paths.

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iCare: none DTS2011082203465 Users cannot configure enough MTP3 routes and IP paths because of certain specification restrictions. As a result, the BSC6900 does not support a complex networking. So the networking reliability is affected. Minor The following specification restrictions are responsible for this problem: Each Destination Signaling Point (DSP) can only be configured with two MTP3 routes. For the IP path configuration over the A or Iur-g interface, the number of combinations of peer IP addresses and peer masks must not exceed 256.

Severity Root Cause

Solution

The previously mentioned restrictions have been modified as follows:


Each DSP can be configured with a maximum of five MTP3 routes. Each M3UA destination entity can be configured with a maximum of five M3UA routes.

For the IP path configuration over the A or Iur-g interface, the number of combinations of peer IP addresses and peer masks must not exceed 512. Solution Impact Test Case ID None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_401

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The call drop rate increases in the process of replacing a transmission board or disconnecting some of its cables.

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N/A

In the process of replacing a transmission board or disconnecting some of its cables, services carried on the board or the cables are interrupted. So the call drop rate increases. Minor There is no mechanism that prevents services from being interrupted in the process of replacing a transmission board or disconnecting some of its cables. The BLK IPPATH command has been added to prohibit new services from being carried by the board by blocking an IP path. Running this command does not affect ongoing services. Users can replace the transmission board or disconnect its cables after all the ongoing services are released. When the board is again ready for service, the new UBL IPPATH command can be used to unblock the IP path. After the execution of the BLK IPPATH command, the ALM-21580 IP Path Blocked alarm is reported to inform users that an IP path has been blocked. This alarm is cleared after the execution of the UBL IPPATH command or the RMV IPPATH command. To block an IP path, run the following command: BLK IPPATH: ANI=1, PATHID=1; To unblock an IP path, run the following command: UBL IPPATH: ANI=1, PATHID=1;

Severity Root Cause

Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

N/A CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_011

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The default TRMMAP setting is improper.

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DTS2011051601792

Packets of certain high-priority services are discarded if a default transport resource mapping (TRMMAP) setting is applied. Minor The default TRMMAP setting is improper. In the default TRMMAP setting, paths are re-mapped from AF43, AF33, AF23, AF13, LQAF43, LQAF23, and LQAF13 to AF41, AF31, AF21, AF11, LQAF41, LQAF21, and LQAF11, respectively. The value range of the TRMMAP ID parameter in the MOD TRMMAP command has been changed from 1463 to 0163. As a result, the default transport resource mapping can be modified.

Solution Impact Test Case ID

None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_015

10. The performance measurement for the IP path ping process is inaccurate. Trouble Ticket Number Description DTS2011111706164 When an IP path ping process is started for an IP path that is carried on a logical port, the measurement result of the following performance counters is inaccurate: Average IP Path Ping Delay Maximum IP Path Ping Delay Severity Root Cause Minor The interworking channel for an IP path ping process is always carried on a physical port, regardless of whether the IP path is carried on a logical or physical port. Therefore, the measurement result for the IP path ping process is inaccurate if the IP path is carried on a logical port. The software is modified to ensure that the interworking channel for an IP path ping process is carried on the physical port if the actual interworking channel for the IP path is carried on a physical port, and that the interworking channel for the IP path ping process is carried on the logical port if the actual interworking channel for the IP path is carried on a logical port. None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_016

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11. Severities defined for the alarms are incorrect.

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DTS2011112103224

The severities defined for some alarms do not accurately reflect the impacts of the reported issues. Minor Incorrect severities are defined for the alarms. In the alarm help, the severities of the alarms have been changed. The severities of the following alarms are changed from "Warning" to "Minor":

ALM-20903 SAU Process Abort ALM-21203 E1/T1 Remote Alarm Indication Signal ALM-21225 IMA Link TX Unusable at Far End ALM-21232 IMA Group Activated Links Insufficient at Far End ALM-21243 Fractional IMA Link Remote Failure Indication ALM-21244 Fractional IMA Link TX Unusable at Far End ALM-21260 SDH/SONET LP Remote Failure Indication ALM-21324 VCL CC Activation Failure ALM-21327 VCL PM Activation Failure ALM-21328 VCL PM Configuration Failure ALM-22201 UMTS Cell Congested ALM-22207 UMTS Cell Reconfiguration Failed ALM-22233 IMB Cell Common Channel Setup Failed ALM-22502 UMTS Cell Broadcast Service Congestion

The severities of the following alarms are changed from "Minor" to "Major":

ALM-20205 System Clock Reference Source Unavailable ALM-20207 Failure in Locking System Clock Source ALM-20208 Clock Reference Source of Main Control Board Unavailable ALM-20228 GE Link Between GE Switching Board and Service Board Faulty ALM-20230 TDM Link Between TDM Switching Board and Service Board Faulty ALM-20250 Sub-board Status Abnormal ALM-20734 License Inconsistency Between OMU and Host ALM-21231 IMA Group Activated Links Insufficient ALM-21290 Optical Module Mismatch ALM-21346 IP Connectivity Check Failure ALM-22209 UMTS Cell Common Channel Reconfiguration Failed

Solution Impact

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CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_018

12. The counter VS.AAL2PATH.PVCLAYER.DROPFORTXOVERFLOWCELLS is measured incorrectly. Trouble Ticket Number Description DTS2011082502980

The counter VS.AAL2PATH.PVCLAYER.DROPFORTXOVERFLOWCELLS is measured incorrectly for the AEUa, AOUa, and UOIa boards. Minor To obtain the measurement result of the counter VS.AAL2PATH.PVCLAYER.DROPFORTXOVERFLOWCELLS, the BSC6900 falsely measures the number of cells discarded from all permanent virtual channels (PVCs) whose traffic volume exceeds the configured bandwidth. The measurement mechanism for this counter has been rectified so that the BSC6900 measures the number of cells discarded from a single PVC whose traffic volume exceeds the configured bandwidth. None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_019

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Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

13. The configuration mode of the LMT login policy is not easy to use and poses security risks.

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MBSC-OR-122

The LMT login policy is configured in the config.httpcfg file on the OMU. The configuration mode is not easy to use and poses security risks. Minor The management of the LMT login policy is not well designed. The original configuration mode of the LMT login policy is no longer supported. The following MML commands have been added to manage the LMT login policy: LST WEBLOGINPOLICY: used to query the current LMT login policy SET WEBLOGINPOLICY: used to change the LMT login policy

Severity Root Cause Solution

Solution Impact

Reconfigure the LMT login policy after old versions are upgraded to the current version because the original one becomes invalid after the upgrade. The new LMT login policy will be inherited during later upgrades. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_020

Test Case ID

14. The file manager on the LMT has defects in terms of user rights management and security management.

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MBSC-OR-122

The file manager on the LMT has the following defects: ADMINISTRATOR-level users have permission to download and delete files. Other users only have permission to download files. A user's permission on files cannot be configured as required. Domain users are regarded as non-ADMINISTRATOR users and only have permission to download files. There are no logs and therefore no security management.

Severity Root Cause

Minor The file manager is not well designed in terms of user rights management and security management.

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Solution

1.

The 0X0310 and 0X0311 switches have been added to control user permission on files.

The 0X0310 switch controls whether users can download files. Turning on this switch grants user permission to read files in the file manager. The 0X0311 switch controls whether users can download, upload and delete files. Turning on this switch grants user permission to write into files in the file manager. Local users' permission on files in the file manager has been configured as follows: ADMINISTRATOR-level users have permission to read and write files. The permission cannot be changed.

OPERATOR-, USER-, and GUEST-level users only have permission to read files. The permission cannot be changed. CUSTOM-level users' permission to read/write files can be configured. The details are as follows:

To configure user operation rights for CUSTOM-level users in a userdefined command group, run the ADD CCG command and select 0X0310 or 0X0311 for Command Name for the command group:

Domain users' permission on files in the file manager has been configured as follows: On the Bound NE tab page on the M2000, bind the users to an NE and assign the users a command group with the 0X0310 or 0X0311 switch turned on:

2. Solution Impact Test Case ID

All the file download, upload, and deletion operations in the file manager will be recorded in operation logs.

None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_021

15. ALM-21341 IP PM Activation Failure is reported and cleared repeatedly, leading to alarm message buffer overflow.

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DTS2011101200055

During IP performance monitoring (IPPM) activation, the BSC6900 receives ACT_ACK packets but does not receive any BR packets because the transmission network or the peer equipment is faulty. As a result, ALM-21341 IP PM Activation Failure is reported and cleared repeatedly. When users are activating a large number of IPPM tasks, repeated alarm reporting and clearing leads to alarm message buffer overflow, affecting the transmission of other alarm messages. Minor As stipulated in IPPM protocols, if the BSC6900 receives ACT_ACK packets, IPPM is successfully activated. Under this circumstance, ALM-21341 IP PM Activation Failure should not be reported even if the BSC6900 does not receive BR packets. This alarm should be reported only when IPPM is reactivated and the reactivation fails. The preceding alarm is reported only when the BSC6900 does not receive ACT_ACK packets during IPPM activation. If the BSC6900 receives ACT_ACK packets, the preceding alarm is not reported. Users can run the DSP IPPM command to query the IPPM status and packet exchange information. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_022

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

16. Solving the problem that the CPU load has a sharp increase for a short period when the system is in stable operation. Trouble Ticket Number Description Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID DTS2011072900852

The CPU load has a sharp increase for a short period when the system is in stable operation. Minor The message scheduling algorithm is improper. As are result, a massive of messages may need to be processed together. The message scheduling algorithm has been optimized. Services are not affected. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_023

17. CS users fail to access the network due to a lack of LVDS resources.

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N/A

CS users cannot preempt the Low Voltage Differential Signal (LVDS) resources of PS users when the LVDS resources on the backplane are insufficient for the BSC6900 Abis interface board that supports Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) transmission. As a result, CS users fail to access the network. Minor In the old algorithm, the BSC6900 rejects the access requests of CS users when the LVDS resources on the backplane are insufficient. The CS user access algorithm has been optimized. CS users can now preempt the LVDS resources of PS users when the LVDS resources on the backplane are insufficient. In this way, access success rate for CS users are not affected. However, access success rate for PS users decreases while call drop rate and congestion rate for PS users increase. The ENPREEMPTABISLVDSADMT parameter has been added to the SET BSCBASIC command. This parameter specifies the preemption function. The preemption function is enabled for new sites by default. For exiting sites, whether this function is enabled depends on parameter settings. The settings remain unchanged before and after an upgrade. Run the following command to disable the preemption function: SET BSCBASIC: ENPREEMPTABISLVDSADMT=OFF; Run the following command to enable this function: SET BSCBASIC: ENPREEMPTABISLVDSADMT=ON; The preemption function is enabled by default.

Severity Root Cause Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

N/A CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_009

18. The IP path cannot be changed on the BSC side when the IP address assigned by the MGW changes in A over IP scenarios.

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CR GU00504

If the new IP address assigned by the media gateway (MGW) is on a different network segment from the old IP address during the handover of a CS service, the IP path cannot be changed on the BSC side. Major The BSC uses the new IP address without updating the IP path. Therefore, the BSC is connected to the old MGW by using the old IP path.

Severity Root Cause

Solution

If the new IP address assigned by the MGW is different from the old one during the handover of a CS service, a pair of messages is added in the BSC to request a new IP path. The new IP path must be configured with the same local IP address and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) port as the old one. The response message of the newly added messages contains the old IP path under any of the following conditions: On the BSC side, the new and old local IP addresses are different.

The new IP address assigned by the MGW and the old one are on the same network segment. There is no matching IP path under the adjacent node determined by the current routing matching method. Solution Impact Test Case ID None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_013

19. DSP allocation is not even.

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CR GU00794

If the number of calls processed by a data processing unit (DPU) board reaches its limit, some DSPs are overloaded while others have too light a load due to uneven digital signal processor (DSP) allocation. Minor The main processing unit (MPU) allocates DSPs to DPU boards based on the CPU usage of each DSP. However, there is a delay before the MPU receives the CPU usage information reported by each DSP. During the delay, the CPU usage on a DSP may increase because it accepts more users. As a result, the MPU does not realize that the CPU usage on this DSP has increased and may continue to allocate this DSP to other users, in which case the DSP becomes overloaded. Now a DSP reports its CPU usage as well as the CPU usage step and number of activated paths to the MPU. The MPU determines whether to continue to allocate this DSP to new users based on the reported information and the number of assigned paths on each DSP, which is saved on the MPU. This helps to prevent DSPs from becoming overloaded. A DSP rejects new users if its CPU usage exceeds 95%. N/A CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_012

Severity Root Cause

Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

20. The downlink TBF establishment success rate is lower than the actual value.

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iCare: none DTS2011092800528 The BSC does not properly measure the counters related to the downlink TBF establishment success rate. As a result, the downlink TBF establishment success rate is lower than the actual value. Major When a downlink PDU initiates a downlink TBF establishment, the BSC measures the counters related to the downlink TBF establishment success rate as follows:

Severity Root Cause

If the TBF establishment fails, the BSC measures one TBF establishment attempt and one TBF establishment failure. Then, the downlink PDU initiates downlink TBF establishment retries based on the value for Retry Times of Downlink TBF Establishment. Each time the downlink TBF establishment retry fails, the BSC measures one TBF establishment attempt and one TBF establishment failure.

However, from the perspective of an MS, if the first downlink TBF establishment and subsequent downlink TBF establishment retries are initiated by the same downlink PDU, only one TBF establishment attempt and one TBF establishment failure should be measured. Repeated measurements of TBF establishment attempt and TBF establishment failure lead to the low downlink TBF establishment success rate.

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Solution

1.

The method for measuring the counters related to the downlink TBF establishment success rate has been optimized as follows: When Retry Times of Downlink TBF Establishment is set to a value greater than 0:

If the first downlink TBF establishment initiated by a downlink PDU is successful, the BSC measures one TBF establishment attempt and one successful TBF establishment. If the first several downlink TBF establishments fail but the last downlink TBF establishment initiated by the same PDU is successful, the BSC measures one TBF establishment attempt and one successful TBF establishment. If all downlink TBF establishments initiated by the same PDU fail, the BSC measures one TBF establishment attempt and one TBF establishment failure. The parameters TDM Cell DL TBF Establishment Measurement and IP Cell DL TBF Establishment Measurement are added to the SET BSCPSSTAT command to control the function of optimizing the measurement of the downlink TBF establishment success rate. When TDM Cell DL TBF Establishment Measurement is set to ON(ON), this function is enabled for TDM cells. When TDM Cell DL TBF Establishment Measurement is set to OFF(OFF), this function is disabled for TDM cells. The default value is OFF(OFF). When IP Cell DL TBF Establishment Measurement is set to ON(ON), this function is enabled for IP cells. When IP Cell DL TBF Establishment Measurement is set to OFF(OFF), this function is disabled for IP cells. The default value is ON(ON).

2.

Solution Impact Test Case ID

This function may increase the downlink TBF establishment success rate. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_403

21. CIC allocation fails because of repeated allocations of a CIC over the A interface.

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iCare: 166539 DTS2011061702076 The BSC allocates the same circuit identification code (CIC) to different calls over the A interface when the Support Apply Used A Cic parameter is set to No. This results in a CIC allocation failure and causes an MS access failure. Critical The possible causes are as follows: Because the BSC does not receive a GPRS Resume Ack message from the PCU within a specified time, the BSC does not release the CIC occupied by the current call upon receiving a Clear Command message from the MSC. The MSC then requests the BSC to allocate the CIC to another call. In remote TC subrack configuration mode, the MSC requests the BSC to reallocate a CIC if resource allocation fails over the Um interface. Because the time sequence is reversed, the BSC may allocate the CIC occupied by the current call again before releasing it.

Severity Root Cause

Solution

Upon receiving a Clear Command message from the MSC, the BSC releases the CIC without waiting for the GPRS Resume Ack message from the PCU. The BSC does not reallocate the CIC if resource allocation fails over the Um interface and the CIC to be allocated is the same as that occupied by the current call.

Solution Impact Test Case ID

The solution increases the assignment success rate. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_404

22. XPUa and XPUb are reset.

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iCare: 337622 DTS2011090202243 When standard cell broadcast (CB) is enabled, the message packets on the XPUa and XPUb are exhausted if the cell broadcast center (CBC) sends a large number of cell broadcast messages to the BSC within a short period. As a result, the XPUa and XPUb are reset. Major The BSC does not perform standard CB flow control. The following parameters have been added to perform standard CB flow control:

Severity Root Cause Solution

Flow Control over Standard CB Standard CB CPU Usage Start Thres. Standard CB CPU Usage End Thres. Standard CB Message Usage Start Thres. Standard CB Message Usage End Thres.

Where Flow Control over Standard CB specifies whether to enable standard CB flow control. Assuming that Flow Control over Standard CB is set to ON(On):

The BSC starts standard CB flow control, discards all messages from the CBC, and reports the event ALM-22901 Standard CB Flow Control (indicating that flow control is in progress) if one of the following conditions is met: The CPU usage of the standard CB subsystem is greater than or equal to Standard CB CPU Usage Start Thres.

The message packet usage of the standard CB subsystem is greater than or equal to Standard CB Message Usage Start Thres.

The BSC stops standard CB flow control, processes the messages from the CBC, and reports the event ALM-22901 Standard CB Flow Control (indicating that flow control is stopped) if the following conditions are met: The CPU usage of the standard CB subsystem is less than or equal to Standard CB CPU Usage End Thres.

The message packet usage of the standard CB subsystem is less than or equal to Standard CB Message Usage End Thres.

The following counters have been added:

Number of Cell Broadcast Messages the BSC Receives: provides the number of standard cell broadcast messages received by the BSC. Number of Cell Broadcast Messages the BSC Discards Due to Flow Control: provides the number of standard cell broadcast messages discarded by the BSC due to flow control.

Solution Impact None

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Test Case ID

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_405

23. The priority for a PS user to apply for an Abis link is incorrectly filled. Trouble Ticket Number Description iCare: none DTS2011090702169 The priority for a PS user to apply for an Abis link is incorrectly filled. This adversely affects the PS call drop rate and CS access success rate when Abis links are congested. Major If the Level of Preempting Dynamic Channel parameter in the SET GCELLPSCHM command is set to LEVEL0(Preempt all dynamic TCHFs) or LEVEL1(No preempt of CCHs), the value for the PS Preferred PS Service Priority parameter in the SET PSPREFABISCONGCTRL command is used as the priority for a PS user to apply for an Abis link. However, the value for the CS Preferred PS Priority parameter in the SET CSABISCONGCTRL command should be used. The value for the CS Preferred PS Priority parameter in the SET CSABISCONGCTRL command is now used as the priority for a PS user to apply for an Abis link. To prevent performance counter fluctuations after the BSC is upgraded to V900R014, the upgrade tool has changed the value for CS Preferred PS Priority in the SET CSABISCONGCTRL command to the value for PS Preferred PS Service Priority in the SET PSPREFABISCONGCTRL command. Solution Impact After the BSC is upgraded to V900R014, the value for CS Preferred PS Priority in the SET CSABISCONGCTRL command inherits the value for PS Preferred PS Service Priority in the SET PSPREFABISCONGCTRL command. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_406

Severity Root Cause

Solution

Test Case ID

24. TBF-movement-related performance counters are incorrectly measured.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

iCare: none DTS2011101101795 The following counters are incorrectly measured:

Number of Uplink GPRS TBF Movements Because of EGPRS User Access Number of Downlink GPRS TBF Movements Because of EGPRS User Access

Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact

Minor The algorithm for measuring these counters is defective with a maximum deviation of 100%. The algorithm for measuring these counters has been optimized. When there is a PDCH whose PDCH Channel Priority Type is set to EGPRSPRICH(EGPRS Priority Channel) in an EGPRS-capable cell, the values for these counters may increase or decrease by a maximum of 100% after the BSC is upgraded to V900R014. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_407

Test Case ID

25. Handovers due to TFO speech version incompatibility are incorrectly measured.

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iCare: 121408 DTS2011061702141 If the speech versions used by the calling and called MSs are incompatible at a site enabled with Tandem Free Operation (TFO), the BSC hands over one of the MSs to another channel to make the speech versions compatible. However, this type of handover (handover due to TFO speech version incompatibility) is incorrectly measured in the counters related to wideband AMR handovers. Major No counters are provided to measure handovers due to TFO speech version incompatibility. The following counters have been provided to measure handovers due to TFO speech version incompatibility:

Severity Root Cause Solution

Number of Intra-BSC Handover Requests Due to TFO Speech Version Incompatibility Number of Intra-BSC Handover Commands Due to TFO Speech Version Incompatibility Number of Failed Intra-BSC Handovers Due to TFO Speech Version Incompatibility Success Rate of Intra-BSC Handovers Due to TFO Speech Version Incompatibility

Solution Impact Test Case ID

None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_408

26. The counter Number of Failed VAMOS Channel Multiplexing Attempts (Assignment) is incorrectly measured.

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iCare: none DTS2011071903442 When Voice Services Over Adaptive Multi-User Channels on One Slot (VAMOS) multiplexing during channel assignment fails, the value for the counter Number of Failed VAMOS Channel Multiplexing Attempts (Assignment) is 0. Minor Due to a code defect, the BSC does not measure this counter. The code defect has been rectified for the BSC to measure this counter in the preceding scenario. None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_409

Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

27. The counter Number of Call Detect Messages Originated during Local Switching is incorrectly measured. Trouble Ticket Number Description iCare: none DTS2011070401771 When the BSC initiates detection on local switching after a successful intra-BSC handover, the value for the counter Number of Call Detect Messages Originated during Local Switching is incorrect. Minor Due to a code defect, the BSC does not measure this counter. The code defect has been rectified to add the following measurement point: The BSC measures the counter Number of Call Detect Messages Originated during Local Switching when the BSC initiates detection on local switching after a successful intra-BSC handover. Solution Impact Test Case ID None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_410

Severity Root Cause Solution

28. The counters related to outgoing BSC handover failures are incorrectly measured.

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iCare: none DTS2011072801936 When transmission over the A and Abis interfaces is abnormal, the values for counters related to outgoing BSC handover failures are incorrect. Minor Due to a code defect, the BSC does not measure these counters. The Internal Fault-Related KPI Measurement parameter in the SET OTHSOFTPARA command is used to rectify the code defect in the preceding scenario. If this parameter is set to ON(ON), the BSC measures counters related to outgoing BSC handover failures. If this parameter is set to OFF(OFF), the BSC does not measure these counters.

Severity Root Cause Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

If Internal Fault-Related KPI Measurement is set to ON(ON), the values for counters related to outgoing BSC handover failures may increase. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_411

29. The counters Successful Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers (Downlink Strength) and Successful Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers (Load) are incorrectly measured. Trouble Ticket Number Description iCare: none DTS2011092004536 The BSC incorrectly measures the following counters:

Successful Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers (Downlink Strength) Successful Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers (Load)

Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

Minor The BSC uses the CURR method instead of the SUM method to measure the two counters. The method for measuring the two counters has been changed to SUM. The values for the two counters increase. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_412

30. The counters related to inter-BSC outgoing cell handovers are incorrectly measured.

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iCare: none DTS2011081101695 When timers T7 and T8 expire during an outgoing BSC handover for CS-domain data services, the values for the counters related to interBSC outgoing cell handovers are incorrect. Minor Due to a code defect, the BSC does not measure these counters. The CSD Outgoing BSC HO Failure Stat. parameter has been added to the SET OTHSOFTPARA command to rectify the code defect. If this parameter is set to YES(Yes), the BSC measures the following counters:

Severity Root Cause Solution

Failed Outgoing External Inter-Cell Handovers (T7 Expiry) (TCHF) (Traffic Channel) Failed Outgoing External Inter-Cell Handovers (T7 Expiry) (TCHH) (Traffic Channel) Failed Outgoing External Inter-Cell Handovers (T8 Expiry) (TCHF) (Traffic Channel) Failed Outgoing External Inter-Cell Handovers (T8 Expiry) (TCHH) (Traffic Channel)

If this parameter is set to NO(No), the BSC does not measure any of the preceding counters. Solution Impact Test Case ID If CSD Outgoing BSC HO Failure Stat. is set to YES(Yes), the values for the preceding counters may increase. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_413

31. The counter Call Drops on Traffic Channel is incorrectly measured.

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iCare: none DTS2011052703759 In Abis over IP or Flex Abis mode, if links fail to be established over the Abis interface, the value for the Call Drops on Traffic Channel counter is incorrect. Minor The method for measuring the Call Drops on Traffic Channel counter is incorrect. The Equipment Fail Call Drop Stat. Optimize parameter has been added to the SET OTHSOFTPARA command. If this parameter is set to YES(Yes), the BSC measures the counter Call Drops on Traffic Channel. If this parameter is set to NO(No), the BSC does not measure the counter.

Severity Root Cause Solution

Solution Impact Test Case ID

If Equipment Fail Call Drop Stat. Optimize is set to YES(Yes), the value for the Call Drops on Traffic Channel counter may increase. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_414

32. The value for the P0 field in the packet assignment message is incorrect. Trouble Ticket Number Description iCare: none DTS2011111202255 When downlink EGPRS power control is enabled in a cell, if P0 is set to a value other than DB0(0dB), the value for the P0 field in the packet assignment message is twice the configured value. This lowers the MS uplink transmit power. Minor The value for the P0 field in the packet assignment message is incorrect. The algorithm for assigning the P0 field has been optimized. After the BSC is upgraded to V900R014:

Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact

The uplink transmit power for an MS processing PS services increases by the configured value for P0. The uplink TBF call drop rate and high quality indicator (HQI) decrease by less than 1%.

You can run the SET GCELLPSPWPARA command to increase the value for GAMMA so that the MS uplink transmit power restores to its original value. Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_415

33. The counter Number of Preferable Selections of TCHH in a Cell (Abis Resource
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Congestion) is incorrectly measured. Trouble Ticket Number Description iCare: none DTS2011081802853 The value for the counter Number of Preferable Selections of TCHH in a Cell (Abis Resource Congestion) is 0 in scenarios with half-rate TCHs (TCHHs) preferentially allocated when resources are congested on the Abis interface in IP, HDLC, or Flex Abis networking mode. Not all the related networking modes are provided in the description of this counter. Severity Cause Solution Minor This counter is not measured if TCHHs are preferentially allocated in the preceding condition. This counter is increased by one each time a TCHH is preferentially allocated to an MS because of Abis resources congestion in IP, HDLC, or Flex Abis networking mode. The description of this counter is corrected as follows: This counter provides the number of times TCHHs are preferentially allocated in a cell because of Abis resource congestion when the BSC performs CS services in IP, HDLC, or Flex Abis networking mode. Impact Test Case ID None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_416

34. Inter-RAT load-based handovers fail on some MSs in the access state.

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iCare: none DTS2011033104542 In the algorithm for Iur-g interface-based load balancing between GSM and UMTS, inter-RAT load-based handovers fail on some MSs in the access state. Major The length of the inter-RAT directed retry timer is permanently set to 4s. Within the timer length, some MSs in the access state fail to report information about neighboring WCDMA cells to the BSC. When this happens, inter-RAT load-based handovers fail on these MSs in the algorithm for Iur-g interface-based load balancing between GSM and UMTS. The Inter-RAT Directed Retry Timer parameter has been added for users to customize the length of the inter-RAT directed retry timer. A larger value for Inter-RAT Directed Retry Timer indicates a higher success rate for inter-RAT load-based handovers for the MSs in the access state but a longer call access duration for some MSs. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_417

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

35. The number of successful Intra-BSC handovers is greater than the number of detected intra-BSC handovers.

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iCare: none DTS2011102803522 The number of successful intra-BSC handovers is greater than the number of detected intra-BSC handovers when the BSC receives a Clear Command message before receiving a Handover Detect message. Minor The BSC measures the number of successful intra-BSC handovers but does not measure the number of detected intra-BSC handovers. The measurement method has been optimized for the BSC to measure both the number of successful and detected intra-BSC handovers in the preceding scenario. The values for the following counters increase:

Severity Root Cause Solution

Solution Impact

Number of Incoming Internal Inter-Cell Handover Detection Messages Received by BSC Internal Intra-Cell Handover Detection Messages Received by BSC Successful TCH Seizures in TCH Handovers (Traffic Channel)

The value for the counter Call Drop Rate on TCH per cell (Including Handover) decreases. Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_418

36. Rate of VGCS TCH Uplink Call Drop Exceeds 100%. Trouble Ticket iCare: none Number DTS2011101004963 Description During inter-cell handovers for voice group call service (VGCS) calls, the calculated value for the counter Rate of VGCS TCH Uplink Call Drop exceeds 100%. Minor The denominator of the formula for calculating the counter does not include the numbers of successful intra- and inter-BSC incoming VGCS handovers. The numbers of successful intra- and inter-BSC incoming VGCS handovers have been added to the denominator. The northbound interface is affected. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_419

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

37. The number of successful incoming BSC handovers is greater than the number of detected incoming BSC handovers.

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iCare: none DTS2011060400104 The number of successful incoming BSC handovers is greater than the number of detected incoming BSC handovers when the following conditions are met: The BSC receives a Clear Command message with the cause value Call Control before receiving a Handover Detect message. In BSC Clear Command Statistics Opt Sw is set to ON(On).

Severity Root Cause Solution

Minor The BSC measures the number of successful incoming BSC handovers but does not measure the number of detected incoming BSC handovers. The measurement method has been optimized for the BSC to measure both the number of successful and detected incoming BSC handovers in the preceding scenario. The values for the counters Incoming External Inter-Cell Handover Detection Messages Received by BSC and Successful TCH Seizures in TCH Handovers (Traffic Channel) increase, and the value for the counter Call Drop Rate on TCH per cell (Including Handover) decreases. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_420

Solution Impact

Test Case ID

38. The value for the counter Success Rate of Radio Handover exceeds 100%. Trouble Tick et Number Description iCare: none DTS2011041402150 The value for the counter Success Rate of Radio Handover exceeds 100% when the following conditions are met: The target channel for an inter-cell handover is preempted upon request. The handover command has not been delivered. Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID Minor The BSC does not measure the number of handover commands, but incorrectly measures the number of successful handovers. The BSC measures neither the number of handover commands nor the number of successful handovers in the preceding scenario. None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_421

39. The counter Successful Incoming Inter-RAT Inter-Cell Handovers is incorrectly measured.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

iCare: none DTS2011070101833 Inter-RAT In BSC Handover Enable is set to NO(No), but the value for the counter Successful Incoming Inter-RAT Inter-Cell Handovers is not 0. Minor The information element (IE) Discriminator, which indicates the source cell identifier, in the Handover Request message for an inter-RAT incoming BSC handover is CGI. When this happens, the setting of Inter-RAT In BSC Handover Enable does not take effect. As a result, the BSC still allows inter-RAT incoming BSC handovers. Set Inter-RAT In BSC Handover Enable to YES(Yes). In addition, run the SET OTHSOFTPARA command with UMTS Source Cell Identification Optimization set to ON(On). The following is an example: SET OTHSOFTPARA: SERV3GCELLIDOPT=ON; 1.

Severity Root Cause

Solution

Solution Impact

When UMTS Source Cell Identification Optimization is set to ON(On): If the value of Discriminator for a cell is LAIRNCI, RNCI, LACRNCI, SAI, or LAIRNCIDCI, the cell is considered a UMTS source cell. If the value of Discriminator for a cell is CGI, LACCI, CI, LAI, LAC, or ALL_CELL, and if the cell is configured as an external neighboring UMTS cell, the cell is considered a UMTS source cell. When UMTS Source Cell Identification Optimization is set to OFF(Off), a cell is considered a UMTS source cell only if the value of Discriminator is SAI.

2.

Test Case ID

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40. The counters related to underlaid-to-overlaid handovers are incorrectly measured.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description

iCare: 61358 DTS2011061702165 If Allocate OL Channel Based on RX Level is set to ON(On) and the signal level in the overlaid subcell is low, the BSC hands over an MS from one channel to another channel in the underlaid subcell. When this happens, the BSC measures the following counters: Internal Intra-Cell Handover Commands (Underlaid to Overlaid) Successful Internal Intra-Cell Handovers (Underlaid to Overlaid)

Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact

Major The BSC incorrectly allocates a new channel in the underlaid subcell to the MS. The Low Level Optimization for UL-to-OL Handover parameter has been added to determine whether to allocate a channel to the MS. If Low Level Optimization for UL-to-OL Handover is set to ON(On), the BSC does not allocate a channel to the MS. If Low Level Optimization for UL-to-OL Handover is set to OFF(Off), the BSC allocates a new channel in the underlaid subcell to the MS.

Test Case ID

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_423

41. The counter Number of Received PTRAU Packets is incorrectly measured. Trouble Ticket Number Description Severity Root Cause Solution iCare: none DTS2011110904012 The value for the counter Number of Received PTRAU Packets contains only the number of uplink single-frame data blocks. Minor The numbers of uplink information frames and uplink multiframes are not measured for the counter Number of Received PTRAU Packets. The counter now measures the numbers of uplink information frames and uplink multiframes in addition to the number of uplink single-frame data blocks. The value for this counter will increase after the BSC is upgraded to V900R014. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_424

Solution Impact Test Case ID

42. Three counters in the measurement object IPPATH.RTP are incorrectly measured.

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iCare: 504615 DTS2011100901650 In A over IP mode, the values of the following counters in the measurement object IPPATH.RTP may be greater than 100:

Rate of lost Packet at Local End of IP Path Rate of Duration that Delay Jitter Exceeds Threshold of IP Path Rate of Duration that RTT Exceeds Threshold of IP Path

Actually, the values of these counters should always be smaller than or equal to 100. Severity Root Cause Major The methods of measuring the three counters are incorrect. Use Rate of lost Packet at Local End of IP Path as an example. This counter is calculated as follows: Rate of lost Packet at Local End of IP Path = Number of lost packets in a period x 100/Number of packets expected to be received in the period Due to a software defect, the period used for measuring the number of lost packets is different from that for measuring the number of expected packets. As a result, the number of lost packets may be greater than the number of expected packets. In this case, the value for Rate of lost Packet at Local End of IP Path is greater than 100. The possible causes are as follows: Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID The methods of measuring the three counters have been corrected so that the items in the formula are measured in the same period. The values for these counters may increase or decrease after the BSC is upgraded to V900R014. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_425

43. Call drops occur and too early handovers occur frequently because of pessimistic interpolation.

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iCare: none DTS2011090502764 When handover algorithm II is used: If downlink measurement reports (MRs) or neighboring cell measurement information is lost, the BSC performs pessimistic interpolation on neighboring cells. As a result, handovers are delayed and call drops occur. If MRs are not received, the BSC performs pessimistic interpolation on serving cells. As a result, too early handovers occur frequently.

Severity Root Cause

Minor With pessimistic interpolation: If downlink MRs or neighboring cell measurement information is lost, the BSC uses 110 dBm as the neighboring cell signal level. The signal level used does not meet the requirements for the signal level of the target cell requirements. As a result, MSs are not handed over to the neighboring cells in time and call drops occur. If MRs are not received, the BSC performs pessimistic interpolation on serving cells, leading to lower signal level and poorer signal quality. As a result, too early handovers occur frequently.

Solution

The BSC now performs linear interpolation, not pessimistic interpolation. The MrIntrplOptSwitch parameter specifies whether to use linear interpolation in the preceding scenarios. If MrIntrplOptSwitch is set to YES(Yes), the BSC performs linear interpolation. If MrIntrplOptSwitch is set to NO(No), the BSC still performs pessimistic interpolation. The default value of MrIntrplOptSwitch is NO(No). NOTE In handover algorithm I, bit 0 of the cell-level reserved parameter 16 specifies whether to use linear interpolation. Now, MrIntrplOptSwitch specifies whether to use linear interpolation in both handover algorithms I and II.

Solution Impact

After MrIntrplOptSwitch is set to YES(Yes):

The number of handover requests and the number of handover failures may increase if downlink MRs or neighboring cell measurement information is lost. The number of handover requests may decrease if MRs are not received.

Test Case ID

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_426

44. The phase of a PCM code stream changes after A-law compression and decompression.

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iCare: none DTS2011111700519 In A over TDM mode, the phase of a pulse code modulation (PCM) code stream changes by 180 degrees after A-law compression and decompression. Major The A-law table used during A-law compression and decompression is incorrect. The possible causes are as follows: The A-law table is corrected.
NOTE

Severity Root Cause Solution

If user data is transmitted over a TCH, do not enable the voice quality enhancement functions (such as automatic noise reduction and anti-clip) or the tandem free operation (TFO) function.

Solution Impact Test Case ID

None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_427

45. Call access fails because of incorrect processing of channel allocation policy. Trouble Ticket Number Description iCare: none DTS2011072503077 When the half-rate traffic channel-preferred (TCHH-preferred) policy is used but the license controlling the TCHH usage is unavailable, calls still successfully occupy TCHHs instead of full-rate traffic channels (TCHFs) with TRX amplifiers enabled. This leads to call access failures. Minor During intelligent TRX amplifier startup, the BSC misinterprets the TCHH-preferred policy as the TCHH-only policy and therefore does not allocate TCHFs to MSs. The mechanism for processing channel allocation policies during intelligent TRX amplifier startup has been corrected. The call access success rate increases in the following scenarios:

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact

The TCHH-preferred policy is used but the license controlling the TCHH usage is unavailable. The TCHF-preferred policy is used but TCHFs with TRX amplifiers enabled are unavailable.

Test Case ID

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46. The cause value for handover failure is incorrect.

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Trouble Ticket Number Description Severity Root Cause

iCare: none DTS2011072903749 The BSC records an incorrect cause value for a handover failure due to an incorrect IP address in A over IP mode. Minor The IP address contained in the handover request message from the MSC is incorrect, and therefore the handover fails. The BSC incorrectly considers such a failure as "equipment failure". The BSC records the cause value for such a failure as "MSC message error". The handover failures as "MSC message error" will increase and the handover failures as equipment failure will decrease. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_429

Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

47. The TFO codec type optimization function is occasionally ineffective in A over TDM and BM/TC separated modes. Trouble Ticket Number Description iCare: none DTS2011081205908 In A over TDM and BM/TC separated modes, the TFO codec type optimization cannot reach the expected effect occasionally, leading to a tandem free operation (TFO) connection setup failure. Minor When Support TFO Codec Optimize is set to YES(Yes) and only one Transcoder (TC) involved in a TFO connection setup requires TFO codec type optimization, the TC sends a message to initiate TFO negotiation. If the message is discarded due to exceptions, TFO codec type optimization fails. Both TCs instead of one TC involved in a TFO connection initiate TFO negotiation. None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_430

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

48. The DPUf fails to report counters under the measurement unit Measurement related to RTP flux in IPPATH(IPPATH.RTP) in A over IP Mode.

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iCare: none DTS2011092304664 In A over IP mode, the DPUf fails to report counters under the measurement unit Measurement related to RTP flux in IPPATH(IPPATH.RTP). Minor When reporting counters under the measurement unit Measurement related to RTP flux in IPPATH(IPPATH.RTP), the DSP software module on the DPUf uses an incorrect ID for an IP path. As a result, the DPUf fails to identify the IP path. The DSP software module on the DPUf now uses a correct ID for an IP path. None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_431

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

49. The ALM-20243 Board Hardware Fault is generated on the DPUc or DPUa when AMRWB voice services are processed. Trouble Ticket Number Description iCare: none DTS2011121306363 When adaptive multirate wideband (AMR-WB) voice services are processed, the ALM-20243 Board Hardware Fault is generated on the DPUc or DPUa. Major Bugs on the digital signal processor (DSP) chip occasionally cause instruction errors. As a result, the DSP resets or becomes abnormal. The solution provided by the DSP chip vendor has been used to solve this problem. None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_432

Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

50. BSC-level reserved parameters experience poor operability.

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Trouble Ticket iCare: none Number DTS2012010900853 Description The following BSC-level reserved parameters experience poor operability:

Reserved Parameter 8 Reserved Parameter 20 Reserved Parameter 21 Reserved Parameter 22

All these parameters are set in the MML command SET OTHSOFTPARA. Severity Root Cause Minor Bits of the preceding parameters control whether to enable specific functions.

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Solution

Bits of the preceding parameters have been converted to external parameters as follows:

Bit 8 of Reserved Parameter 8 has been converted to the PDCH-toTCH Adjustment parameter. Bit 11 of Reserved Parameter 8 has been converted to the Difference Compensated for Time Stamp parameter. Bit 12 of Reserved Parameter 8 has been converted to the Handover II Reorder After K Sorting parameter. Bit 1 of Reserved Parameter 20 has been converted to the Out-BSC HO Request Stat. Adjust Policy parameter. Bit 5 of Reserved Parameter 20 has been converted to the TRX.RL.ABNORM.BY.TA.GT.63 Stat. Optimize parameter. Bit 6 of Reserved Parameter 20 has been converted to the Iur-g Load and Capacity Calculation parameter. Bit 7 of Reserved Parameter 20 has been converted to the Internal Fault-Related KPI Measurement parameter. Bit 8 of Reserved Parameter 20 has been converted to the Cipher Protocol Consistency parameter. Bit 9 of Reserved Parameter 20 has been converted to the Inter-RAT Cell Reselection Optimization parameter. Bit 10 of Reserved Parameter 20 has been converted to the Neighbor Cell Output Mode in MR parameter. Bit 11 of Reserved Parameter 20 has been converted to the VAMOS Active Power Control parameter. Bit 16 of Reserved Parameter 21 has been converted to the TCH Busy Duration Measurement Optimize parameter. Bit 0 of Reserved Parameter 22 has been converted to the Radio Data Report for Navigation in Advance parameter. Bit 1 of Reserved Parameter 22 has been converted to the Notify Response Conflict Release Cause parameter. Bit 2 of Reserved Parameter 22 has been converted to the Call Resetup Timeout Call Drop Stat. Optimize parameter. Bit 3 of Reserved Parameter 22 has been converted to the Incoming BSC HO Emergency Call Guarantee parameter. Bit 4 of Reserved Parameter 22 has been converted to the MSC Reallocation Optimization parameter. Bit 5 of Reserved Parameter 22 has been converted to the Fast Reselection During Location Update parameter.

After conversion, external parameters inherit the settings from the bits of the original reserved parameters. Therefore, the specified functions continue to work properly after a BSC is upgraded to BSC6900 V900R014. Solution Impact Test Case ID After a BSC is upgraded to BSC6900 V900R014, the external parameters take effect, while the preceding reserved parameters are no longer in effect and their respective bits return to default values. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_433

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51. The single-block packet immediate assignment procedure fails occasionally. Trouble Ticket iCare: none Number DTS2011113001293 Description Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact The single-block packet immediate assignment procedure fails with a probability of less than 0.5%. Minor The BSC may incorrectly fill the single-block packet immediate assignment message, leading to a failure to send the message to an MS. The defect in filling the single-block packet immediate assignment message has been corrected. The number of access retries due to assignment failures decreases. As a result, the values for the following counters decrease by less than 0.5%:

Number of 8-Bit Packet Channel Requests Received on CCCH Number of 11-Bit Packet Channel Requests Received on CCCH Number of 8-Bit Single Block Channel Requests Received on RACH Number of 11-Bit Single Block Channel Requests Received on RACH

Test Case ID

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52. An invalid destination IP Address can be configured when the ADD BTSBFD command is executed. Trouble Ticket Number Description Severity Root Cause Solution iCare: none DTS2011121205162 An invalid destination IP address can be configured when the ADD BTSBFD command is executed. Major When the ADD BTSBFD command is executed, the mechanism for checking the validity of a destination IP address is defective. The mechanism for checking the validity of a destination IP address has been optimized so that an invalid destination IP address is not allowed for adding a BFD session. A valid IP address must be an IP address of A, B, or C type but cannot be a multicast IP address. During a version upgrade, if data in the source version contains BFD sessions with an invalid destination IP address, a message is displayed. The upgrade continues until the IP address is changed to a valid one. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_435

Solution Impact Test Case ID

53. Low-priority MSs occupy idle TCHs reserved for high-priority MSs.

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Trouble Ticket iCare: none Number DTS2011102702318 Description If there are idle TCHs reserved for high-priority MSs in a serving cell, low-priority MSs that have failed in performing directed retry in the serving cell can occupy these reserved TCHs. Minor After low-priority MSs fail to perform directed retry, the BSC reallocates TCHs to these MSs, but the MS priorities are not inherited from the assignment request messages delivered by the MSC. As a result, the low-priority MSs occupy the idle TCHs reserved for highpriority MSs. The MS priorities have been inherited from the assignment request messages delivered by the MSC. Low-priority MSs do not occupy idle TCHs reserved for high-priority MSs. This ensures that services from high-priority MSs are properly processed, but the value for the counter K3045-Congestion Rate on TCH (All Channels Busy) increases. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_436

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact

Test Case ID

54. The SDCCH is occupied for an excessively long time. Trouble Ticket iCare: none Number DTS2012011302038 Description The SDCCH is occupied for an excessively long time if an MS waits in a queue again in a serving cell under the following conditions:

Forced Queue During Assignment is set to YES(Yes). The MS fails to perform directed retry. There are no idle channels in the serving cell.

Severity Root Cause Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

Minor Under the preceding conditions, the BSC forces the MS to wait in a queue again. The BSC now does not allow the MS to wait in a queue again. The values for the counters RR370-Congestion Rate on SDCCH per CELL (due to Busy) and RCA313-Assignment Success Rate decrease. CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_437

55. The BSC fails to transmit downlink DTMF signals after being upgraded.

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Trouble Ticket iCare: none Number DTS2011112102692 Description After BSC6000V900R008C12 or BSC6900 V900R011C00 is upgraded to BSC6900 V900R012C01, the BSC fails to transmit downlink dual tone multiple frequency (DTMF) signals. Minor The DTMF Downlink Message Filter feature has been available since BSC6900 V900R012C01. During an upgrade from BSC6000V900R008C12 or BSC6900 V900R011C00 to BSC6900 V900R012C01, some configuration data is found to be abnormal. As a result, the Downlink DTMF Signaling Processing Allowed parameter is set to OPEN(Open) after the upgrade. When this occurs, the BSC voice processing module filters downlink DTMF signals. The abnormal data has been corrected during the upgrade. None CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_438

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact Test Case ID

56. The CPU usage on the XPU increases and transmission resources are wasted in Flex Abis mode.

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Trouble Ticket iCare: none Number DTS2011121902328 Description If transmission resources are congested in Flex Abis mode, the BSC triggers load reshuffling (LDR) and repeatedly releases and applies for secondary links on a PDCH. This leads to an increase in the CPU usage on the XPU and a waste of transmission resources. Major The current LDR algorithm is defective. The algorithm is implemented as follows: If transmission resources are congested in Flex Abis mode, the BSC triggers LDR to release secondary links on a PDCH, regardless of whether these links are carried on idle or Flex Abis timeslots.

Severity Root Cause

When secondary links on idle timeslots are released, the idle timeslots can be allocated only to PS services, leading to a waste of transmission resources. When secondary links on Flex Abis timeslots are released, transmission congestion is relieved. As a result, the BSC applies for new Flex Abis timeslots and releases them repeatedly.

Solution

In BSC6900 V900R014C00, the Number of Application Attempts of Abis Timeslot counter is incremented by one when the BSC applies for a timeslot from the transmission module. The LDR-triggered Secondary Link Release parameter in the SET BSCPSSOFTPARA command controls whether the BSC releases secondary links when it triggers LDR.

If this parameter is set to ON(On), the BSC releases secondary links. The default value is ON(On). If this parameter is set to OFF(Off), the BSC records the transmission congestion status without releasing any secondary links. In addition, the BSC applies only for idle timeslots carrying secondary links under the congested BTSs.

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The optimized LDR algorithm has impact on the following counters:

After the BSC6900 is upgraded from V900R12C01SPC500, V900R13C00SPC500, or V900R13C01SPC200 to V900R014C00: Counter R9101: Number of Application Attempts of Abis Timeslot Abis congestion rate (= 1 R9102/R9101) Impact Decrease Decrease

If the LDR-triggered Secondary Link Release parameter is set to OFF(Off) in BSC6900 V900R014C00: Counter R9101: Number of Application Attempts of Abis Timeslot R9102: Number of Successful Application Attempts of Abis Timeslot Abis congestion rate (= 1 R9102/R9101) K3034: TCHH Traffic Volume Impact Decrease Decrease Increase Increase

Test Case ID

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57. Increased Occurrences of TRX Transmit Power Clipping.

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Trouble Ticket iCare: none Number DTS2011121400088 Description After the multi-carrier power amplifier (MCPA) algorithm is used, the BTS clips the TRX transmit power when both CS and PS services are processed with heavy traffic, leading to increased occurrences of TRX transmit Power clipping. Minor The PDCH conversion algorithm is defective; therefore, timeslots 4 through 7 are used more frequently. In this case, if PDCHs are allocated to multiple carriers in a carrier group on the same timeslot, the TRX transmit power is clipped. PDCHs have been evenly allocated to different timeslots on each TRX. After the MCPA algorithm is used, the number of carriers allocated with PDCHs in a carrier group on the same timeslot decreases. As a result, the TRX transmit power cannot reach the power clipping threshold and the occurrences of TRX transmit power clipping decrease. The value of the counter "The total BURST count cut 1.0 dB power" decreases. Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_441

Severity Root Cause

Solution Solution Impact

58. Delayed MCS Adjustment for Uplink EGPRS TBFs.

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Trouble Ticket iCare: none Number DTS2012010904920 Description If the Um interface quality is good and Uplink Default MCS Type is set to a small value, the transmission rate for uplink EGPRS TBFs increases slowly. If the Um interface quality is poor and Uplink Default MCS Type is set to a large value, a large number of uplink EGPRS TBFs are released abnormally. Minor When Support EGPRS Uplink MCS Dynamic Adjust is set to 2(According to uplink quality measurements reported by BTS) and Adjusting Curr CS Receving First UL Data Block is set to OFF(OFF), the BSC starts to adjust the modulation and coding scheme (MCS) only when receiving the twentieth uplink data block after uplink EGPRS TBFs are established. The Adjusting Curr CS Receving First UL Data Block parameter is now set to ON(ON). As a result, the BSC starts to adjust the MCS when it receives the first uplink data block if Support EGPRS Uplink MCS Dynamic Adjust is set to 2(According to uplink quality measurements reported by BTS). The MCS adjustment for uplink EGPRS TBFs is controlled by the Adjusting Curr CS Receving First UL Data Block parameter, whose default value is OFF(OFF). If this parameter is set to ON(ON), counters listed in the following table are affected. Counter Impact A9206: Number of Uplink EGPRS TBF Abnormal Releases due to N3101 Overflow (MS No Response): Decrease TL9232: Average Throughput of Uplink EGPRS RLC: Increase L9424: Throughput of Uplink EGPRS Users LLC PDU: Increase Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R14C00SPC200_442

Severity Root Cause

Solution

Solution Impact

59. Solving the problem that configuring a large number of PS cells across subracks lowers the assignment success rate for CS services

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DTS2010111103425 The assignment success rate for CS services (indicated by BSCRPT.ASS.SUCC) drops when a large number of PS cells are configured across subracks. Major When a large number of cells are configured across subracks, these cells consume a large amount of inter-subrack resources, leaving insufficient resources for CS services. Improvements have been made to achieve the following effects:

Severity Root Cause

Solution

When the remaining inter-subrack resources are below ISCCONGALMTH, the alarm ALM-21600 Insufficient InterSubrack Connection Resources will be reported to remind you to check the resource status and adjust configuration policies. When the remaining inter-subrack resources reach ISCCONGALMCLRTH, the alarm will be cleared.

To set the threshold for remaining inter-subrack resource insufficiency, run SET BSCBASIC with ISCCONGALMTH set to the desired value. The following is an example: SET BSCBASIC: ISCCONGALMTH=5; To set the threshold for clearing remaining inter-subrack resource insufficiency, run SET BSCBASIC with ISCCONGALMCLRTH set to the desired value. The following is an example: SET BSCBASIC: ISCCONGALMCLRTH=10;

When CS services fail to obtain inter-subrack resources, they will preempt those occupied by PS services.

To enable this function, run the following command: SET BSCBASIC: ENPREEMPTISCADMT=ON; To disable this function, run the following command: SET BSCBASIC: ENPREEMPTISCADMT=OFF; Solution Impact The counter BSCRPT.ASS.SUCC drops. Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_ V9R14C00SPC200_443

6.3 Known Issues


1. The communication between the OMU and host boards is interrupted when a nonphysical-layer fault occurs on the links between the OMU and the SCU boards

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Description

When a non-physical-layer fault occurs on the links between the OMU and the SCU boards, the LMT alarm console generates ALM-20223 Communication Between GE Switching Board and OMU Faulty, or the LMT maintenance panel displays that all boards are faulty or cannot be detected. The OMU or SCU boards experience a hardware failure. The communication between the OMU and the SCU boards is occasionally interrupted. As a result, the SCU and other service boards cannot be maintained. Minor None

Trigger Condition Impact

Severity Workaround

Trouble Ticket DTS2012010602297 Number Progress A solution is being designed, and the fault will be rectified in later versions.

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7.1 What's New
7.1.1 Feature Updates
New Features
1. Support for VIP channels

Changes from

V900R012C01SPC500 to V900R014C00SPC200
Feature updates from V900R013C00SPC500 to V900R014C00SPC200, refer to 6.1.1Feature Updates. Feature updates from V900R012C01SPC500 to V900R013C00SPC500:

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Some channels in a cell can always be reserved for VIP users, which ensures the service quality for VIP users.

Improvement VIP channels in a cell are dedicated to VIP users, which ensure a high access success rate for them. If the cell is congested, VIP users can still quickly access the cell, but congestion may deteriorate because non-VIP users cannot use VIP channels. Implementati The parameters Reserved Channel Use Allow and Reserve Channel have been added to the commands ADD VIPUSR and SET GTRXCHAN, on respectively. Reserved Channel Use Allow specifies whether to allow a VIP user to occupy VIP channels, and Reserve Channel specifies whether a channel is reserved for VIP users. Reserve Channel is valid only for traffic channels (TCHs), because VIP users cannot occupy other types of channels. A channel for which Reserve Channel is set to YES cannot be occupied by a non-VIP user or by a VIP user for whom Reserved Channel Use Allow is set to NO. This channel remains reserved and is not affected by services on other channels. After Reserve Channel is changed to YES for this channel and this channel is occupied by an ordinary call, the serving BSC attempts to transfer the service to a channel for which Reserve Channel is changed to NO. If the target channel is occupied by a PS service, the serving BSC releases the PS service. When a user is handed over between two BSCs, the user's Reserved Channel Use Allow value is recorded so that the user can occupy VIP channels under the target BSC. Related Operations Configure a user as a VIP user by using the following command: ADD VIPUSR: VIPUSRINDEX=0, VIPUSRTYPE=MSISDN, VIPUSRNUMBER="110", VIPCHANRSV=YES; Configure a VIP channel by using the following command: SET GTRXCHAN: TRXID=0, CHNO=2, CHANRSV=YES; PR Number Feature ID DTS2010110204358 GBFD-116001

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Support for configuring V3 series RF modules on the BSC

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Version 3 (V3) series radio frequency (RF) modules can be configured on the BSC.

Improvement The BSC supports the configuration of V3 series RF modules. Implementati Parameter values for V3 series RF modules are added to all corresponding MML commands. on Related Operations The following values are added to the RXU Specification parameter in the ADD BTSRXUBRD and MOD BTSRXUBRD commands:

RRU3029 RRU3929 RRU3928 GRFU_V3 GRFUe GRFU_V2a MRFUe MRFUd MRFU_V2a

PR Number Feature ID

SOR-70 None

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Support for bit error detection and signaling link reliability improvement

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The bit error detection function is provided for signaling messages over the Ater interface to optimize the data transmitting mechanism for signaling links.

Improvement The transmission efficiency and reliability of signaling links are improved. Implementati The BSC monitors the data transmitting capability of each Ater signaling link. Based on the monitoring results, the BSC adjusts the number of on signaling messages sent over each signaling link. This ensures that signaling messages are preferentially sent over a stable signaling link, improving the transmission efficiency. If an Ater signaling link is faulty, signaling messages in the buffer of the link are sent over another signaling link. Related Operations This function is enabled by default. 1. Adjust the number of signaling messages sent over each signaling link: To enable this function, run the following command: MOD ATERSL: ATERSLID=0, BTCFLAG=CFGBM, CONGTHRDADJSW=ON; MOD ATERCONSL: ATERSLID=0, CONGTHRDADJSW=ON; 2. To disable this function, run the following command: MOD ATERSL: ATERSLID=0, BTCFLAG=CFGBM, CONGTHRDADJSW=OFF; MOD ATERCONSL: ATERSLID=0, CONGTHRDADJSW=OFF; 3. To check whether this function has been enabled, run the following command: LST ATERSL: ATERSLID=0; 1. 2. 3. Send the signaling messages in the buffer of the faulty link over another signaling link: To enable this function, run the following command: SET TNSOFTPARA: AterSlReliabilitySw=ON; To disable this function, run the following command: SET TNSOFTPARA: AterSlReliabilitySw=OFF; To check whether this function has been enabled, run the following command: LST TNSOFTPARA: LstFormat=VERTICAL; PR Number Feature ID OR 201003260376 GBFD-111203

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Support for Radio Measurement Data Interface for Navigation

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The Radio Measurement Data Interface for Navigation feature is used for real-time navigation on high ways. With this feature, a VNP can collect real-time measurement data for navigation. Huawei BSS can provide measurement data to support navigation services that are deployed by the operator and navigation service provider. IP transmission is used between the BSC and the VNP. The BSC, which provides TCP port 6200, reports MS-related application events to the VNP through TCP/IP connections. The VNP then sends the measurement data to a third-party server for calculation. This feature can be enabled by setting the BSC-level Event Report Switch parameter to ON. The VNP IP Address parameter is used to set a valid VNP connection. Negotiation with the VNP side is required to ensure correct configuration of the Category Version, BSC Protocol Version No., and BSC Application Version No. parameters. The cell-level parameter Real-Time Event Report Switch is used to specify whether a cell supports this feature.

Improveme nt Implement ation

Related Operation

1. Set the VNP IP Address and Category Version parameters as follows: ADD GVNPADDR: VNPIP="10.146.56.89", CATEGORY=CATEGORY2; 2. Set the BSC-level parameters Event Report Switch, BSC Protocol Version No., BSC Application Version No., and Access Cause as follows: SET BSCBASIC: ENTCAUSE=PERIOD_LOCATION_UPDATE1&NORMAL_LOCATION_UPDATE-1&IMSI_ATTACH-1&SMS1&CALL_SETUP-1&PAGING_RESPONSE-1&IMSI_DETACH1&OTHERS-1, ENTSWITCH=ON, BSCPVN=0, BSCAVN=0; 3. Set the cell-level Real-Time Event Report Switch parameter as follows: SET GCELLSOFT: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, ENTSWITCH=ON; The preceding parameter values are for your reference only.

PR Number Feature ID

SOR-020 GBFD-511701

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Support for the VAMOS Call Drop Solution

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At present, the mainstream MSs in the market support Single Antenna Interference Cancellation (SAIC); however, call drops are likely to occur when using the VAMOS feature. The cause for such call drops is a defect in the Auto Frequency Correction (AFC) function of some types of MSs. To prevent call drops when using the VAMOS feature, the VAMOS Call Drop Solution is provided. With this solution, call drops no longer occur when the MS with AFC defects is multiplexed with another MS on an HR channel. This increases network capacity and guarantees continuity of service. The BSC records whether each model of SAIC-capable MS has the preceding AFC defect. Before assigning a channel to an MS, the BSC obtains the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of the MS and then checks whether this MS has the AFC defect. When an MS with AFC defects is multiplexed with another MS, the BSC informs the BTS of the power control policy specific to the MS with AFC defects.

Improveme nt Implement ation

Related Operation

To enable this feature, run the MML command SET GCELLVAMOS on the BSC with the VAMOS Switch, Problem SAIC Terminal Processing Switch, and Problem SAIC Terminal Identify Switch parameters to ON. The following command is an example. SET GCELLVAMOS: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=85, VamosSwitch=ON, SaicProMsSwitch=ON, SaicProMsIdeSwitch=ON;

PR Number Feature ID

MBSCV9R13C00-OR-15 GBFD-115832

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Support for the SCUb

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The GE Switching network and Control Unit REV:b (SCUb) board provides GE switching for the BSC6900. The SCUb board provides a switching capacity of 240 Gbit/s, which is much greater than 60 Gbit/s of the SCUa.

Improvemen The SCUb board provides the BSC6900 a high inter-subrack switching capacity. t Implementa The SCUb hardware is added and its configuration data can be added by using the ADD BRD command. tion If the SCUa board is configured for each subrack, the star topology is used for inter-subrack connections. If the SCUb board is configured for each subrack, the chain topology is used for inter-subrack connections. Related Operation PR Number Feature ID To add an SCUb board, run the following command: ADD SUBRACK: SRN=1, SRName=" EPS1", TYPE=EPS, WORKMODE=GO, SCUTYPE=SCUb; MBSCV9R13C00-OR-1037 None

7.

Support for the OMUc The Operation and Maintenance Unit REV:c (OMUc) is introduced to provide functions such as configuration management, performance management, fault management, security management, and loading management. It provides LMT and M2000 users the OM interface for the BSC6900. Two OMUc boards in active/standby mode can be installed in slots 0 to 3, slots 20 to 23, or slots 24 to 27 in the MPS. Slots 24 and 25 are recommended.

Description

Improvemen The OMUc board occupies only one slot and is much lighter than the OMUa and OMUb boards. Compared with the OMUa and OMUb boards, the t OMUc board is designed with much lower power consumption and larger memory and hard disk capacities. Implementa The OMUc hardware is added and its configuration data can be added by using the ADD BRD command. tion Related Operation PR Number Feature ID To add an OMUc board, run the following command: ADD BRD: SRN=0, BRDCLASS=OMU, BRDTYPE=OMUc, SN=20; MBSCV9R13C00-OR-2110 None

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Support for the DPUf

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The Data Processing Unit REV:f (DPUf) board is added. The DPUf board processes GSM voice services and has a much higher service processing capacity than the DPUa, DPUb, and DPUc boards. The DPUf board has the following service processing capacities: 1920 TC channels 7680 interworking function flows in all-IP networking mode 3840 interworking function flows in Abis over TDM or Ater over TDM mode

Improvemen When the BSC6900 uses DPUf boards, the service processing capacity of the TC boards in the BSC is improved. t Implementa The DPUf hardware is added and its configuration data can be added by using the ADD BRD command. tion Related Operation PR Number Feature ID To add a DPUf board, run the following command: ADD BRD: SRN=0, BRDCLASS=DPU, BRDTYPE=DPUf, SN=8, ISTCBRD=NO, MPUSUBRACK=0, MPUSLOT=0; MBSCV9R13C00-OR-160 None

9.

Support for the DPUg The Data Processing Unit REV:g (DPUg) board is added. The DPUg board processes PS services of GSM. Compared with the DPUb and DPUd boards, the DPUg board has a much higher PS service processing capacity (maximum number of subscribers that can be processed by the board simultaneously) though it supports the same amount of activated PDCHs. The DPUg board supports a maximum of active 1024 PDCHs at an MCS9 rate.

Description

Improvemen The DPUg hardware is added and its configuration data can be added by using the ADD BRD command. t Implementa The DPUf hardware is added and its configuration data can be added by using the ADD BRD command. tion Related Operation PR Number Feature ID To add a DPUg board, run the following command: ADD BRD: SRN=0, BRDCLASS=DPU, BRDTYPE=DPUg, SN=8, MPUSUBRACK=0, MPUSLOT=0; MBSCV9R13C00-OR-68 None

10. Support for IP attack defense

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Description IP attack defense involves invalid packet check and ARP flooding attack.

Invalid packet check takes statistics about received invalid packets. When detecting that the number of received invalid packets has exceeded a specified invalid packet alarm threshold, invalid packet check reports Invalid Packets Exceeding alarms (alarm ID: 21388) and records information about attack sources. Users can obtain the information about attack sources by viewing logs or running query commands. The information assists users in updating system security policies against attacks. ARP flooding attack is implemented based on ARP learning strict, which enables the BSC6900 interface board to learn only ARP packets responding to its own ARP request packets. Invalid packet check enables users to check a network for invalid packets and to obtain information about attack sources. ARP flooding attack improves security by preventing attacks from ARP packets.

Improveme nt

Implement The FG2c, GOUc, FG2d and GOUd support invalid packet check. The FG2c, GOUc, FG2d, GOUd, FG2a, and GOUa support ARP flooding attack. ation The SET IPGUARD command is used to enable invalid packet check on the FG2c, GOUc, FG2d and GOUd and to set Invalid Packet Alarm Threshold and Invalid Packet Alarm Clearance Threshold. The SET IPGUARD command is used to enable ARP learning strict on the FG2c, GOUc, FG2d, GOUd, FG2a, and GOUa. Related Operation Run the SET IPGUARD command to enable invalid packet check, with Invalid Packet Alarm Threshold and Invalid Packet Alarm Clearance Threshold set to the default values. SET IPGUARD: SRN=2, SN=22, BRDTYPE=FG2c, VALIDPKTCHKSW=ON; Run the DSP INVALIDPKTINFO command to query information of the invalid packet. DSP INVALIDPKTINFO: SRN=2, SN=22; Run the SET IPGUARD command to enable ARP learning strict. SET IPGUARD: SRN=2, SN=20, BRDTYPE=GOUa, ARPLRNSTRICTSW=ON; PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-1010 Feature ID None

11. Support for UDP ping detection on IP paths

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UDP ping detection is supported on IP paths over the Abis interface.

Improvement In versions earlier than V900R013C00, only ICMP packet detection is supported on IP paths. In V900R013C00, UDP ping detection is added to solve ICMP transmission problems on the network. The UDP Ping packets are encapsulated in the same protocol as services. This improves the reliability of packet transmission on the network. In addition, UDP ping packets are not processed by the CPUs of the interface boards, reducing CPU processing load of the interface boards. When many links are detected at the same time, the detection reliability is improved. Implementati This feature is supported only by Huawei products and requires compliance with BSC and BTS versions. If UDP ping detection is on enabled for the IP path on the BSC side, the MPU of the BSC originates UDP ping detection requests, with UDP packets in standard format and reserved port ID 65042 in use. After the UDP detection packets are looped back on the BTS side, they are sent to the MPU for loopback detection. Related Operation To enable this feature, enable UDP ping detection on the BTS side, and perform the following operations on the BSC6900 side: Run the following command to enable UDP ping detection for the IP path whose adjacent node ID is 100 and IP path ID is 0: MOD IPPATH: ANI=101, PATHID=1, ITFT=ABIS, PATHCHK=ENABLED, ECHOIP="11.11.11.11", CHECKT=UDP; Run the following command to disable UDP ping detection for the IP path whose adjacent node ID is 100 and IP path ID is 0: MOD IPPATH: ANI=101, PATHID=1, ITFT=ABIS, PATHCHK=DISABLED; PR Number Feature ID MBSCV9R13C00-OR-2118 GBFD-118601

12. Support for VAMOS

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Description

Voice Services over Adaptive Multi-user Orthogonal Subchannels (VAMOS) is a technology that multiplexes two voice users onto one voice channel to expand the GSM network capacity. VAMOS further expands network capacity by use of half-rate channels. Test results show that VAMOS performance depends on the penetration rate of VAMOS-capable MSs and the frequency reuse pattern.

Improveme nt

VAMOS expands network capacity by multiplexing two voice users onto one voice channel. When VAMOS-capable MSs are used extensively with a low frequency reuse rate, a combination of VAMOS and AMR half-rate channels expands network capacity by 48%. VAMOS affects the voice quality of multiplexed voice users and causes interference to the network. Therefore, in the load control algorithm, VAMOS is enabled to expand network capacity only when the system experiences channel resource congestion. When network load becomes light, VAMOS is disabled to improve the voice quality of multiplexed voice users. To enable VAMOS, run the following commands: Run the SET GCELLVAMOS command with VAMOS Switch set to On and Allow Channel Multiplex in Assignment set to On, or Allow Channel Multiplex via In-Cell HO set to On. Run the SET GCELLPWR3 command with III Power Control Optimized Enable set to Yes. Run the SET GCELLHOAD command with Waiting for MR on SDCCH Switch set to On. Run the SET GTRXDEV command with TCH Rate Adjust Allow set to Yes. Set other parameters based on the actual network plan.

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Related Operation

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MBSCV9R13C00-OR-15 GBFD-115830

13. Support for mute SAIC-capable MS identification

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A network can distinguish Single Antenna Interference Cancellation (SAIC)-incapable MSs from SAIC-capable MSs that do not report their SAIC capabilities to the BSS. In this way, the SAIC-capable MSs can be paired with VAMOS. This feature correctly identifies MS capabilities to ensure that SAICcapable MSs are paired with VAMOS. This increases the existing number of MSs paired with VAMOS and expands network capacity. A network distinguishes mute SAIC-capable MSs from SAIC-incapable MSs. To enable this feature, run the SET GCELLVAMOS command with VAMOS Switch set to On and Mute SAIC Terminal Processing Switch set to On and Auto Mute SAIC Identification Switch set to On. MBSCV9R13C00-OR-15 GBFD-115831

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14. Support for call-based flow control Description This feature allows mobile originated calls (MOCs) and mobile terminated calls (MTCs) to adopt different flow control policies during the traffic bursts caused by an emergency or disaster. In the process of flow control, the priorities of MOCs and MTCs can be configured. The MOC Access CPU Rate and MTC Access CPU Rate values determine the priorities of calling and called users. If the MOC Access CPU Rate value is greater than the MTC Access CPU Rate value, calling users take precedence over called users. Therefore, flow control is preferentially enabled for called users. Related Operation Run the SET BSCFCPARA command to set MOC Access CPU Rate and MTC Access CPU Rate. If the MOC Access CPU Rate value is greater than the MTC Access CPU Rate value, calling users take precedence over called users. MBSCV9R13C00-OR-190 GBFD-511003

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15. Support for flow control based on user priority

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During traffic bursts, the BSC adopts different flow control policies for users based on enhanced Multi-Level Precedence and Preemption (eMLPP) user priorities during flow control. This ensures high-priority users enjoy services preferentially. During traffic bursts, high-priority users enjoy services preferentially. When traffic volume increases significantly, the BSC determines whether a user is a VIP user based on eMLPP user priorities. If the user is a VIP user, the user is paged preferentially. If the user is a common user, the common flow control algorithm is applied. To prevent high-priority users from being affected by flow control (for example, prevent their signaling messages from being discarded), the BSC distinguishes signaling priorities based on eMLPP user priorities. Therefore, high-priority users may not be affected by flow control, but the signaling messages of low-priority users may be discarded due to flow control. User priorities are applied to flow control at call assignment, handover, and paging phases.

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Related Operation PR Number Feature ID

To enable this feature, run the SET BSCFCPARA command with Support Priority Based Flow Control set to Yes. MBSCV9R13C00-OR-191 GBFD-115003

16. Support for CSFB

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In the process of Circuit Switch Fallback (CSFB), users under E-UTRAN coverage fall back to GERAN or UTRAN for voice services and other CS services by means of PS handovers or cell reselections. This feature can be applied only when E-UTRAN has the same coverage as GERAN or UTRAN. Users under E-UTRAN coverage provide CS services using the existing GERAN, which help operators maximize return on investment (ROI) of the live network. Operators can provide CS services using GERAN and high-speed PS services using E-UTRAN. Compared with Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC), CSFB provides voice services for users under E-UTRAN coverage. The network structure is simplified because the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is not required.

Improveme nt

Implement ation Related Operation

Add the CSFB function switch (CSFB Support) to enable or disable CSFB. After CSFB is enabled, called CSFB users are allowed to access. To enable CSFB, run the following command: SET GCELLSOFT: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=1, SUPPORTCSFB=SUPPORT; To view the settings of the CSFB function switch, run the following command: LST GCELLSOFT:;

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17. Support for GPRS/EGPRS Time Slot Multiplexing Priority Descriptio n Improvem ent Implemen tation Related Operation PR Number Feature ID EGPRS Priority weight is configured to control uplink and downlink scheduling policies for General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Enhanced General Packet Radio Service (EGPRS) users, respectively. EGPRS users' experience is improved, and system throughput is increased. EGPRS users' priority weights are set to larger values to differentiate between GPRS and EGPRS users' scheduling priorities. Run the SET GCELLPSOTHERPARA command with EgprsPriWeight set to a larger value. MBSCV9R13C00-OR-172 GBFD-119506

18. Support for Layered Paging

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Common control channels (CCCHs) are overloaded when the number of packet switched (PS) paging messages exceeds the number of circuit switched (CS) paging messages and increases sharply and continuously. This affects access of CS services. Layered paging enables the first paging message to be sent only to the last cell on which the mobile station (MS) camps and to its neighboring cells.

Improvem ent Implemen tation

Load of PS paging on the CCCHs is reduced. The first paging message is sent only to the last cell on which active PS users camp and to its neighboring cells. If the first paging fails and the cell paging policy is set to First precise paging, the base station controller (BSC) sends paging messages to paging areas specified by the core network (CN). If the cell paging policy is set to Always precise paging, the BSC continues to send paging messages only to the last cell on which the active PS users camp and to its neighboring cells.

Related Operation

1. Run the SET GCELLGPRS command with PS Paging Control set to First precise paging or Always precise paging. 2. Run the SET BSCPSSOFTPARA command with Ready Timer set as required to check for the first paging, the parameter value should be same with SGSN side configuration.

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19. Support for EVAD Descriptio n The earlier voice activity detection (VAD) algorithms may consider soft music as silence and mistakenly encode it in the downlink. This affects user experience. Based on Huawei patented algorithm, the enhanced voice activity detector (EVAD) enhances music recognition accuracy, significantly reducing the probability that music is mistakenly considered as silence. Improvem ent Implemen tation Related Operation PR Number Feature ID User experience is improved, and value-added music services are easy to promote. The adaptive multirate (AMR) encoder integrated with an EVAD encodes music frames received in A over TDM mode to distinguish them from noise frames. This process hardly affects the downlink VAD efficiency. Run the SET TCPARA command with EVAD Switch set to ON. MBSCV9R13C00-OR-119 GBFD-115711

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20. Support for BSC local switch Descriptio In GSM Only (GO) mode, when the BSC works in BM/TC separate mode and IP transmission is applied over the Abis interface, BSC local switch is n supported. Improvem This feature saves remote or local transmission resources on the Ater interface. ent Implement If calling MSs and called MSs are controlled by the same BSC, the BSC loops back speech signals within the BSC without sending the signals to the core ation network over the Ater and A interfaces. This saves Ater-interface transmission resources and TC coding resources. Related To enable this feature, perform the following operations on the BSC6900 side: Operation Enable BTS local switch by running the following command: SET BTSLSW: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0, ISSUPPORTBTSLSWITCH=YES; Set BSS local switch policies by running the following command: SET BSSLS: BssLsGenMode=BSCPRIORITY, BtsLsStartMode=UNCONDITIONALSTART, BscLsStartMode=UNCONDITIONALSTART; PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-78

Feature ID GBFD-117701

21. Support for remote modification of BTS3900B preconfiguration data in batches

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Descriptio BTS3900B preconfiguration data such as the shared key of the IPsec tunnel between the BTS3900B and the security gateway can be remotely modified in n batches on the BSC. Improvem In versions earlier than V900R013C00, BTS3900B preconfiguration data is first stored in a USB storage device and then imported into the BTS3900B ent through the USB storage device for data modification. This leads to a heavy workload. In addition, most BTS3900Bs are deployed at homes. This makes site maintenance inconvenient. Therefore, remote modification of BTS3900B preconfiguration data in batches is required, which is implemented in V900R013C00. Implement Users update preconfiguration data on the BSC, and then BTS3900Bs save the updated data to their memories. Then, the BSC activates the BTS3900Bs in ation batches on the BSC. Related To import BTS networking configuration data, run the IMP BTSNETPARA Operation command. To export BTS networking configuration data, run the EXP BTSNETPARA command. To import basic BTS IKE configuration data, run the IMP BTSIKECFG command. To export basic BTS IKE configuration data, run the EXP BTSIKECFG command. To import BTS IKEPEER configuration data, run the IMP BTSIKEPEER command. To export BTS IKEPEER configuration data, run the EXP BTSIKEPEER command. To activate imported BTS configuration data, run the ACT BTSIMPDATA command. For example, Import BTS networking configuration data by running the following command: IMP BTSNETPARA: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=900, IPSECSWITCH=ENABLE, BTSIP="10.10.12.13", MASK="255.255.255.0", BTSGATEWAYIP="10.10.12.14", BTSDNSIP="10.10.12.15", ADDRTYPE=BYIP, PSEGWIP="10.10.12.16", M2000IP="10.10.12.17"; Import basic BTS IKE configuration data by running the following command: IMP BTSIKECFG: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=900, LOCALNAME="admin", KEEPALIVEINTERVAL=20, KEEPALIVETIMEOUT=28800; Import BTS IKEPEER configuration data by running the following command: IMP BTSIKEPEER: IMP BTSIKEPEER: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=900, GWTYPE=PSEGW, PEERNAME="admin", IKEVERSION=IKE_V2, LOCALIDTYPE=IP, REMOTEIP="10.10.12.13", DPDSW=PERIODIC, DPDIDLETIME=15, DPDRETRYITV=16, DPDRETRYCNT=10; Activate imported BTS configuration data by running the following command: ACT BTSIMPDATA: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=900; PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-180

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22. Support for query of BTS board information in batches Descriptio BTS board status information can be queried in batches in V900C013C00. n Improvem This function helps collect statistics about BTS boards in the live network quickly, simplifying inventory management of BTS boards. ent Implement The information about boards configured and boards that are installed but not configured in a BTS can be queried on the BSC at a time. ation To set Information Type to In-Position Board Information, run the following Related Operation command: DSP BTSBRD: INFOTYPE=INPOSBRD, IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=900; PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-197

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23. The BSC supports IP header compression in IP over E1 transmission mode. Descriptio In IP over E1/T1 transmission mode, a typical small IP packet, such as speech packet, over the Abis interface takes only 50% to 60% payload. In this case, n the transmission efficiency is low. By using the IP header compression (IPHC) function, IP/UDP packet headers are compressed to increase the data payload, saving IP transmission resources. Improvem By using IPHC over the Abis interface, the IP header of the data packet is compressed over the Abis interface, saving transmission resources. For ent example, the typical full-rate speech data packet is shortened from 72 bytes to 48 bytes, saving more than 30% transmission resources. Implement Add the IP Header Compression parameter to the ADD BTSPPPLNK and ADD MPGRP commands and set this parameter to ENABLE. In this way, the ation BTS supports IP/UDP header compression and the BSC can parse the compressed packet. Related Run the ADD BTSPPPLNK/MOD BTSPPPLNK or ADD Operation BTSMPGRP/MOD BTSMPGRP command to set IP Header Compression to ENABLE or DISABLE. Run the LST BTSPPPLNK or LST BTSMPGRP command to query whether the IPHC function is enabled. Run the DSP BTSPPPLNK or DSP BTSMPGRP command to query whether the IPHC function takes Improvement on the BTS side. PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-10

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24. Support for creation, deletion, and query of a task for tracing a single GSM user by using MML commands Description A task for tracing a single GSM user can be created by using an MML command. Improveme nt The tracing of a single GSM user can be created and deleted by using MML commands. This helps operators to conduct signaling tracing of a VIP user and analyze traced signaling, which improves the user experience of VIP users. Implementa A task for tracing a single GSM user can be created, deleted, and queried by using the related MML commands. tion Related Operation Run the CRE USERTRCTASK command to create a task for tracing a single GSM user: CRE USERTRCTASK: ITFTYPE=AITF&ABISITF&UMITF, TRCCONDITION=CHANNEL, BTSNAME="bts3012", TRXNO=0, CHNNO=0, SUBCHNNO=0, STRDT=2008&02&15, STRTM=16&34&05, ENDDT=2008&02&15, ENDTM=17&34&05; Run the DEL TRCTASK command to delete a task for tracing a single GSM user: DEL TRCTASK: TASKNO=32; Run the LST TRCTASK command to query tasks for querying single GSM users: LST TRCTASK: TRCTYPE=USERTRACE; PR Number Feature ID DTS2010102502035 GBFD-116401

25. Support for the BSC obtaining clock signals from the Abis interface in TDM mode

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Description The BSC can obtain clock signals from the Abis interface in TDM mode. Improveme When the A interface is in IP over E1 mode, the BSC can obtain clock signals from the A interface. When the A interface is in IP over Ethernet mode, and nt the Abis interface is in TDM mode, the BSC can obtain clock signals from the Abis interface to ensure the frequency synchronization between the BSC and BTS. Implement The GCUa or GCGa obtains the line clock signals from the Abis interface and then distributes the signals to other boards in the BSC through the backplane. ation This achieves the clock synchronization between the BSC and BTS. Related Operation To enable this function, perform the following operations on the BSC6900 LMT: Run the following command to specify the clock source of the BSC: ADD CLKSRC: SRCGRD=2, SRCT=LINE1_8KHZ; Run the following command to specify the clock source for the Abis-interface board: SET CLK: SRT=MPS, SN=14, BT=EIUa, REF2MCLKSRC=0, BACK8KCLKSW1=ON; PR Number None Feature ID SOR-82

26. Support for IP port backup of the BTS and access of monitoring devices through IP ports

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Description IP port backup of the BTS and access of monitoring devices through IP ports are supported as follows: A BTS working in IP over FE mode has an Ethernet optical port and an electrical port. The ports can work simultaneously or in active/standby mode for BTSs working under BSC6900 V900R013C00. If one port is faulty, services are quickly switched to the other port. This improves transmission reliability. Third-party monitoring devices can be connected over IP ports to a BTS working under BSC6900 V900R013C00. Improveme nt The function of IP port backup of the BTS improves transmission reliability. The function of the access of monitoring devices through IP ports enables operators to connect monitoring devices in the IP network to monitor the surrounding environment of the BTS.

Implementa When a BTS works in IP over E1 mode, a monitoring device is connected to the BTS over an FE port, and the monitoring data flows are forwarded tion through the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)/Multilink Protocol (MP) link under IP over E1. If the link is disrupted, the BTS reports the alarm ALM-25880 Ethernet Link Fault. When the BTS works in IP over FE mode, the other FE port is used for access of monitoring devices to the IP network. To enable IP port backup, a BTS must communicate with other network elements (NEs) by using its device IP address and be configured with highand low-priority routes to the same destination network segment. In addition, the BTS ARP detection function must be enabled on BSC V900R013C00. If the device IP address or high- and low-priority routes to the same destination network segment are not configured, the BTS ARP detection function is only applicable to the detection of the monitoring link, but not to the triggering of route switching. Related Operation To enable the function of the access of monitoring devices to the IP network, do as follows: To set the Ethernet attributes and IP address of the FE port that provides access of monitoring devices, run the following commands: ADD BTSDEVIP: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0, PN=1,CN=0,SRN=0,SN=6, IP="10.33.2.56", MASK="255.255.255.0"; SET BTSETHPORT: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0, PN=1, MTU=1500; To query the traffic statistics of the FE port in a BTS working in IP over E1 mode, run the following command: DSP BTSIPPM: TYPE= FLOWSTAT, IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0, BTSPORTNO=1; To query the bit error rate of the FE port in a BTS working in IP over E1 mode, run the following command: DSP BTSIPPM: TYPE=BER, IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0, BTSPORTNO=1; To enable the function of the IP port backup, set the two Ethernet ports of the BTS, and then run the following command to enable the BTS ARP detection function: ADD BTSARPSESSION: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0, ARPIDX=0, DSTIP="10.161.55.9", ARPTIMEOUT=5, ARPRETRY=6, WHETHERAFFECTSWAP=YES; PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-7

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27. Support for BTS transmission maintainability and testability in IP network mode Description The state of Ethernet ports, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) attributes, and E1/T1 attributes of a BTS can be queried. Improveme Transmission faults can be located and the network quality can be detected in IP network mode. nt Implementa The state of Ethernet ports, ARP attributes, and E1/T1 attributes of a BTS can be queried by running the DSP BTSETHPORT, DSP BTSARP, and DSP tion BTSE1T1 commands respectively. Related Operation To query the E1/T1 attributes of a single port of a BTS, run the following command: DSP BTSE1T1: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0, CN=0, SRN=0, SN=6, PS=SINGLEPORT, PN=0, LSTFORMAT=VERTICAL; To query the state of an Ethernet port of a BTS, run the following command: DSP BTSETHPORT: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0, CN=0, SRN=0, SN=6, PN=0, LSTFORMAT=VERTICAL; To query the ARP attributes of a BTS, run the following command: DSP BTSARP: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0, CN=0, SRN=0, SN=6,LSTFORMAT=VERTICAL; PR Number Feature ID MBSCV9R13C00-OR-1011 None

28. Support for RF maintenance and test over the air interface Description This function helps improve the capability of locating RF-related problems over the air interface. It is applicable to the following scenarios: 1. RF counter test under site deployment 2. RF intermodulation detection in routine operation and maintenance (OM) 3. Obtaining frequency spectrum remotely (with capacity loss) 4. Obtaining frequency spectrum locally (with capacity loss) 5. Obtaining frequency spectrum remotely (without capacity loss) 6. Interference identification and cancellation Improveme A spectrum analyzer is a bottleneck of improving the capability of identifying and canceling RF interferences. This function moves part of the common nt functions of the spectrum analyzer to the BSC, thereby reducing OPEX and improving OM efficiency.

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Implement Offline RF counter test, online antenna passive intermodulation test, and CDMA interference test are performed on the M2000. The LMT functions as a ation remote spectrum analyzer, on which interferences are identified and results are analyzed on a BSC-level basis. The Site Maintenance Terminal (SMT) functions as a local spectrum analyzer. The following table lists the mapping between this function and its application scenarios. RF count er test under site deplo yment RF inter modu lation detect ion in routin e operat ion and maint enanc e Y Y Obtainin g frequenc y spectru m remotel y (with capacity loss) Obtaini ng frequen cy spectru m locally (with capacity loss) Obtaini ng frequen cy spectru m remotel y (withou t capacity loss) Interf erenc e identi ficati on and cance llatio n

Remote offline RF counter test Local offline RF counter test Online antenna passive intermodulation test Remote spectrum scanning Local spectrum scanning Online spectrum scanning CDMA interference test

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To conduct an offline RF counter test, an online antenna passive intermodulation test, and a CDMA interference test, perform either of the following operations 1. On the BSC6900 LMT, run the STR BTSRFTST command. The RF interference test results are displayed. 2. On the M2000 client, choose Maintenance > RF Performance Test > Interference Measurement. The interference detection report is displayed. To perform remote and local spectrum scanning, do as follows: On the BSC6900 LMT, click the Monitor tab. On the Monitor Navigation Tree tab page in the left pane of the window, click GSM Monitoring to expand the folder. Double-click Spectrum Scan Monitoring. The Spectrum Scan Monitoring window is displayed. The spectrum scanning results are displayed.

PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-91 Feature ID None

29. Support for BTS power saving Improvement display Description A BTS measures energy consumption, such as power, and reports the results to the BSC. The BSC then reports the results to the M2000. Users can query the results on the M2000 client. Improveme The energy consumption of a BTS and its auxiliary devices is measured on the BTS side. In addition, users can query the measurement results on the M2000 nt client. Implement The Site Energy Consumption Measurement counter is added. ation The Enable Energy Consumption Measurement parameter is added to the BSC for measuring energy consumption of the BTS. Related Operation To enable this function, run the following command with Whether to Enable Energy Consumption Measurement set to YES and Energy Consumption Measurement Point to AC: SET BTSOTHPARA: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0, SPRECM=YES, ECMP=AC; PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-63 Feature ID None

30. Support for 12-level static power control for the BTS3900B.

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Descriptio BSC6900 V900R013C00 enables users to configure up to 12 static power control levels for the BTS3900B. n Improveme Up to 12 static power control levels are available for the BTS3900B. nt Implement A maximum of 12 static power levels are configured for the BTS3900B. ation Related Operation Run the SET GRXDEV command to configure static power levels for the BTS3900B. For example, to configure the static power control level to 11, run the SET GTRXDEV command with Power Level set to 11. SET GTRXDEV: TRXID=123, POWL=11; PR Number DTS2011010800192 Feature ID None

31. Support for TRX backup for the BTS3900B. Descriptio BSC6900 V900R013C00 supports transceiver (TRX) backup for the BTS3900B. n Improveme Users do not need to replace hardware onsite. nt Implement TRX backup is supported for the BTS3900B, and backup TRXs are swapped manually. ation Related Operation Run the SET BTSTRXBACKUP command to configure TRX backup for the BTS3900B. Run the SWP GTRX command to manually swap backup TRXs. For example, to enable TRX backup for the BTS3900B, run the SET BTSTRXBACKUP command with TRX Backup Switch set to ON. SET BTSTRXBACKUP: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=123, TRXBPSW=ON; To manually swap backup TRXs, run the SWP GTRX command. SWP GTRX: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=123; PR Number DTS2011010800192 Feature ID None

32. Support for enhanced SMT security for the BTS3900B.

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Descriptio BSC6900 V900R013C00 enables users to change site maintenance terminal (SMT) user names and passwords. n Improveme Security is enhanced. nt Implement SMT user names and passwords are changed. ation Related Operation Run the SET BTSUSERPWD command to change SMT user names and passwords. For example, to change SMT user names and passwords based on cell identifiers and location area codes (LACs), run the SET BTSUSERPWD command with Username and Password Type set to By Cell CI and LAC. SET BTSUSERPWD: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=123, UPTYPE=CI_LAC; PR Number DTS2011010800192 Feature ID None

33. Support for optimized BTS clock maintenance

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Descriptio The base station (BS) clock is remotely maintained based on location information, which is provided by the BS clock module on the LMT. n Improveme Network jitter and phase discrimination data is collected to identify BS clock faults. nt Implement Tasks are added on the LMT for monitoring the BS clock module and obtaining location information. Monitoring results are displayed on the LMT. ation

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On the LMT, choose Monitor > GSM Monitoring > Clock Test.

Set Monitor Item, Site, and Duration, and then click Start.

View results.

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PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-52 Feature ID None

34. Support for isolation of E1/T1 ports on the POUc_TDM, EIUa, and OIUa when the BER exceeds a specified threshold Description When the BER of an E1/T1 link exceeds a specified threshold, the BSC automatically blocks the E1/T1 link. A blocked E1/T1 link does not carry any services. When detecting that the BER of a blocked E1/T1 link is lower than a specified threshold, the BSC automatically unblocks the E1/T1 link. Then, the E1/T1 link continues to carry services. Improveme When detecting that the BER of an E1/T1 link has exceeded a specified threshold, the POUc_TDM, EIUa, and OIUa automatically block the E1/T1 nt link and isolate its services. User experience is improved by preventing time division multiplexing (TDM) microwave transmission from being disconnected intermittently for a long period of time. Implement 1. The SET E1T1 command is used to enable isolation of E1/T1 ports on the POUc_TDM, EIUa, and OIUa and to set an isolation threshold. ation 2. When detecting that the BER of an E1/T1 link has exceeded the specified threshold, the POUc_TDM, EIUa, and OIUa automatically block the E1/T1 link, isolate its services, and report E1/T1 Excessive Bit Error Rate alarms (alarm ID: 21207). When detecting that the BER of a blocked E1/T1 link is lower than the specified threshold, the POUc_TDM, EIUa, and OIUa automatically unblock the blocked E1/T1 link and clear E1/T1 Excessive Bit Error Rate alarms (alarm ID: 21207). Related Operation 1. Run the SET E1T1 command to enable isolation of E1/T1 ports on the POUc_TDM, EIUa, and OIUa and to set an isolation threshold. SET E1T1: SRN=0, SN=18, BT=POUc, PS=SINGLE, PN=0, BERAUTOISOSW=ON, BERAUTOISOTHRD=O1E3_R5E4; 2. Run the LST E1T1 command to query execution results. LST E1T1: SRN=0, SN=18, BT=POUc, PN=0, LstFormat=VERTICAL; PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-152 Feature ID None

35. Support for query of electronic labels of EMUs, cabinets, and optical modules using MML commands

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Descriptio BSC6900 V900R013C00 enables users to query electronic labels of environment monitoring units (EMUs), cabinets, and optical modules. n Improvem Assets management is enhanced. ent Implement The DSP ELABEL command is used to query electronic labels of EMUs, cabinets, or optical modules. Electronic labels of optical modules are reported ation together with electronic labels of boards. Related Run the DSP ELABEL command to query electronic labels of EMUs. Operation DSP ELABEL: DEVTYPE=EMU, SRN=0; Run the DSP ELABEL command to query electronic labels of cabinets. DSP ELABEL: DEVTYPE=CAB, CN=0; Run the DSP ELABEL command to query electronic labels of optical modules. DSP ELABEL: DEVTYPE=BOARD, SRN=0, SN=0; PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-175

Feature ID MRFD-210303

36. Support for collecting the Ater-interface link disconnection log Descriptio The function is used to collect the Ater-interface link disconnection log. Based on the log, users can locate the cause of the Ater-interface link disconnection. n Improvem The log helps locating the cause of the Ater-interface link disconnection. ent Implement A program used to log the Ater-interface link disconnection information is added to the BSC. Therefore, the BSC can record the link disconnection ation information and send the information to an external PC through a port on the active SCU board. 1. Connect a PC to the active SCUa/SCUb board in the faulty remote TC Related Operation subrack as follows: Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the PC and the other end to port 10 or 11 on the SCUa board or port 6 or 7 on the SCUb board. 2. Set the IP address of the PC to A.168.3.42, where A is the network segment of the remote TC subrack, of which the mask is 255.0.0.0. 3. On the PC, log in to the FTP server with both the user name and password of PARC. Obtain the log from the folder tcdebug through FTP. This folder can be created on the FTP server. 4. Analyze the log on the PC to locate the cause of the Ater-interface link disconnection. PR Number CMM: BB4D41262

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37. Support for security alarms Descriptio Security alarms and security logs are important security protection functions of radio devices. They inform the device OM personnel of the potential and n existing security threats and attacks in the system, and instruct them to handle the security threats and attacks. The following alarms are added to this version: ALM-20850 Digital Certificate Will Be out of Valid Time ALM-20851 Digital Certificate Loss, Expiry, or Damage ALM-20852 Exceeded Failures of Logins by the Local User ALM-21388 Invalid Packets Exceeding Alarm Improvem When the system is subjected to security threats or attacks, it reports security alarms in real time and records security logs. Users can view the alarms on the ent LMT in real time and remove the threats and attacks by following the alarm handling suggestions. Implement The system monitors the user login, digital certification usage, and received invalid packets in real time. It reports security alarms and records security logs ation when: The number of failed attempts of user logins exceeds the threshold. The digital certificate expires. The number of received invalid packets exceeds the threshold. After the system is no longer subjected to security threats, the alarms are cleared. Related None Operation PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-1050

Feature ID MRFD-210305

38. Support for software integrity protection

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Descriptio Software integrity protection is achieved as follows: n The software package is signed digitally when it is prepared. The digital signature is verified when the software package is installed. This ensures that the software package is reliable and complete. Improvem Software integrity protection allows timely detection of viruses or malicious software distortion. This prevents devices from running insecure or infected ent files. Implemen The system signs the software package digitally by using a signing tool when the software package is prepared. tation After a user uploads the software package to the M2000 server or upgrade client, the M2000 server or upgrade client verifies the digital signature of the software package. If the digital signature does not pass the verification, the software package is incomplete or has been distorted. The system forbids the software package from being uploaded. When the software package is installed, it verifies its digital signature. If the digital signature does not pass the verification, the software package is incomplete or has been distorted. The system forbids the software package from being installed. None Related Operation PR Number Feature ID MBSCV9R13C00-OR-1048 MRFD-210305

39. Support for M2000 upgrade integrality

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Descriptio In versions earlier than V900R013C00, after the upgrade client is started using the M2000, the M2000 does not trace the upgrade operations and the upgrade n client performs the upgrade operations. In V900R013C00, this function enables users to create an upgrade task and to query the process, progress, and status of the upgrade task on the M2000 client. This function also enables users to save and view an upgrade report on the M2000 client after the upgrade is complete. Improvem The effects of this function are as follows: ent A task of upgrading a base station controller is created on the M2000 client. The interface of creating this task is the same as that of creating a task of upgrading other types of network elements (NEs) on the M2000 client. Users can query the upgrade progress, upgrade status, and upgrade result on different M2000 clients. After the upgrade is complete, the upgrade report is saved on the M2000 server. Users can view the upgrade report at any time after the upgrade is complete. Operation Type no longer needs to be specified when an NE is upgraded, reducing misoperations. In addition, the password for user admin no longer needs to be entered, omitting redundant authentication, when the BSC6810 or BSC6900 products earlier than V900R013C0 are upgraded to BSC6900 V900R013C00. Implement When an NE is upgraded using the M2000, the M2000 provides the upgrade type as well as the IP address and account information of the FTP server for the ation NE. During the upgrade, the upgrade client uploads the information of the upgrade progress and upgrade status to the FTP server so that the information is displayed on the M2000 client. After the upgrade is complete, the NE uploads the upgrade report to the FTP server. Then, the M2000 saves the upgrade report so that users can view it at any time. Related Upgrade and roll back an NE by using the M2000. Operation PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-1014

Feature ID GBFD-111213

40. Support for automatic dialing test on the A interface for the slave BSC in the TC pool scenario

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Description The automatic A-interface dialing test is supported for the slave BSC in the TC pool scenario. Improveme The A-interface dialing test is mandatory after a BSC in BM/TC separated mode is deployed. After the A-interface dialing test is supported, the dialing nt test can be performed automatically, improving the working efficiency. Implement The dialing test on the A interface aims to check whether CICs on the A interface are normal. During a dialing test, the BSC tests the CICs one by one. ation It identifies the MSISDN of the MS that is used for the dialing test and blocks the CIC used by the test call after the call is released so that a CIC will not be repeatedly tested. To enable the A interface dialing test on the slave BSC in a TC pool scenario, the dialing test switch must be turned on at both the primary BSC and the slave BSC. This function can only be used by maintenance personnel during site deployment because a large amount of A-interface CICs will be blocked after this function is enabled. After performing dialing tests, disable this function to unblock the CICs. Related Operation To enable this function, run the following command on the primary and slave BSCs respectively: SET ATESTPARA: AINTFTESTENABLE=YES, AINTFTESTMSISDN1="13511486327", AINTFTESTBLOCKCICENABLE=YES, AINTFTESTSAMPLINGENABLE=YES, AINTFTESTSAMPLINGNUMBER=6, ATESTBSCID=5; In this command,

MSISDN1 in A Interface Test is the MSISDN of the MS used for the test; A Interface Block CIC and A Interface Sampling Test must be set to YES; A Interface E1/T1 Sampling Number is set according to the actual situation; ID of a BSC to be Tested is the ID of the slave BSC. When the test is performed for a primary BSC or a BSC that is not in a TC pool, ID of a BSC to be Tested must be set to 0. To disable this function, run the following command on the primary and slave BSCs separately:

SET ATESTPARA: AINTFTESTENABLE=NO; PR Number DTS2010112703655 Feature ID None

41. Support for automatic detection of the connection between TNU boards in different subracks

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Descriptio The BSC checks the connection between the TNU boards in different subracks, and reports an alarm "Inter-Subrack Connection Resources exist fault alarm" n (ID: 21601) if a fault is detected. If a fault is detected on a link that connects two active TNU boards, that link is isolated. Improvem The inter-subrack connections are checked periodically and an alarm is reported if any fault is detected. In addition, the faulty link is isolated to avoid ent the one-way audio or no audio problem caused by the link fault. Implement The BSC periodically sends check data on the links between TNU boards in different subracks. ation Related This function is enabled by default. Operation To disable this feature, run the following command on the primary and slave BSCs separately: SET TNSOFTPARA: SrConPathCheckSwitch=OFF; To enable this function again, run the following command on the primary and slave BSCs separately: SET TNSOFTPARA: SrConPathCheckSwitch=ON; PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-209

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42. Support for the LAG in active and standby mode

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Description The two links in a Link Aggregation Group (LAG) in active and standby mode have different priorities. When the high-priority link is functional, the data stream carried by the LAG is transmitted only over the high-priority link. When the high-priority link is faulty, the data stream is transmitted over the low-priority link. Improveme In addition to the LAG in load sharing mode, the LAG in active and standby mode is added to achieve flexible transmission networking. nt Implement 1. The Trunk group work mode and Revertive type parameters are added to the MML command ADD ETHTRK so that the LAG can work in either load ation sharing mode (LOAD_SHARING) or active and standby mode (ACTIVE_STANDBY), and the LAG can be of the revertive (REVERTIVE) or non-revertive type (NON-REVERTIVE). If the LAG in active and standby mode is set as the revertive type, the data stream carried by the LAG will be switched back to the high-priority link when the faulty high-priority link is recovered. If the LAG in active and standby mode is set as the non-revertive type, the data stream carried by the LAG will still be transmitted over the low-priority link when the faulty high-priority link is recovered. 2. The Trunk group work mode and Port priority parameters are added to the MML command ADD ETHTRKLNK so that links in the LAG can work in either load sharing mode or active and standby mode and can be prioritized. Related Operation 1. To add an LAG in active and standby mode and of the non-revertive type, with the negotiation mode of static LACP, run the following command: ADD ETHTRK: SRN=0, SN=18, TRKN=0, WORKMODE=ACTIVE_STANDBY, LACPMODE=STATIC_LACP, FLOWCTRLSWITCH=ON; 2. To add two links with priorities 80 and 100 in an LAG in active and standby mode, run the following command: ADD ETHTRKLNK: SRN=0, SN=18, TRKN=0, TRKLNKSN=18, TRKLNKPN=0, WORKMODE=ACTIVE_STANDBY, PORTPRI=80; ADD ETHTRKLNK: SRN=0, SN=18, TRKN=0, TRKLNKSN=18, TRKLNKPN=1, WORKMODE=ACTIVE_STANDBY, PORTPRI=100; 3. To query the status information about the LAG in active and standby mode, run the following command: DSP ETHTRK: SRN=0, SN=18, TRKN=0; 4. To query the status information about a link in the LAG in active and standby mode, run the following command: DSP ETHTRKLNK: SRN=0, TRKLNKSN=18, TRKLNKPN=1; PR Number None Feature ID MRFD-210103

43. Support for activating or deactivating the light emission function of a single optical port

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Description

The light emission function of a specific optical port on the POUc board can be activated or deactivated by running the ACT OPTPORT or DEA OPTPORT command respectively.

Improvemen t

Users can deactivate the light emission function of idle optical ports on the POUc boards by running the DEA OPTPORT command on the LMT. This reduces the power consumption of optical ports. Users can activate or deactivate the light emission function of optical ports on the POUc boards by running the ACT OPTPORT or DEA OPTPORT command respectively on the M2000 client. Then, users can view the state of the optical ports on the peer devices connected to the POUc boards. This ensures that these boards are connected to the peer devices properly. The DEA OPTPORT command is added to deactivate the light emission function of a specific optical port. The ACT OPTPORT command is added to activate the light emission function of a specific optical port.

Implementat ion

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To deactivate the light emission function of a specific optical port, run the following command: DEA OPTPORT: SRN=0, SN=18, PN=0; To activate the light emission function of a specific optical port, run the following command: ACT OPTPORT: SRN=0, SN=18, PN=0;

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44. Support for setting the generation threshold for B3 signal failure and B3 signal degradation to IE-3 for an OIUa board

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Description

For an OIUa board, users can run the SET OPT command to set the generation threshold for B3 signal failure and B3 signal degradation to IE-3 and the corresponding recovery threshold to IE-4.

Improvemen The enumeration values of the generation threshold for B3 signal failure and for B3 signal degradation of the OIUa board are changed from [1E-9, 1E-8, t 1E-7, 1E-6, 1E-5, 1E-4] to [1E-9, 1E-8, 1E-7, 1E-6, 1E-5, 1E-4, IE-3]. This expands the value range, thereby improving the transmission compatibility. Implementa The B3 signal fail threshold and B3 signal degraded threshold parameters are added with an enumeration value O1E3_R1E4. tion Related Operation To set the generation threshold for B3 signal failure to IE-3 and the recovery threshold for B3 signal failure to IE-4, run the following command: SET OPT: SRN=0, SN=18, BT=OIUa, B3SFTHRD=O1E3_R1E4; To set the generation threshold for B3 signal degradation to IE-3 and the recovery threshold for B3 signal degradation to IE-4, run the following command: SET OPT: SRN=0, SN=18, BT=OIUa, B3SDTHRD=O1E3_R1E4; PR Number Feature ID None MRFD-210304

45. Support for automatic LMT screen lockup Description The function of automatic screen lockup is added to the local maintenance terminal (LMT). If no operation is performed on the LMT for 10 minutes (default duration), the LMT screen is locked automatically. Users must enter the password again when logging in to the LMT.

Improvemen The LMT security is improved. t Implementa A link for screen lockup is added to the LMT workspaces. This link enables automatic screen lockup and allows users to specify the screen lockup tion duration. If no operation is performed on the LMT for the duration, the LMT screen is locked automatically. Related Operation Click Lockup Setting on the LMT. The Lockup Setting dialog box is displayed. Select Auto lockup and set the duration. Enter the password again to log in to the LMT after the LMT screen is locked. SET OPT: SRN=0, SN=18, BT=OIUa, B3SDTHRD=O1E3_R1E4; PR Number Feature ID None None

46. Support for OMU database can be backed up and restored on the LMT

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The OMU database can be backed up and restored on the LMT.

Improvemen The OMU database can be backed up and restored in a fast, complete, and secure manner. t Implementa The Device Maintenance tab page on the LMT provides users with a graphical user interface (GUI), on which the OMU data is backed up and tion restored. Related Operation To start the function of data backup and restore on the LMT, do as follows: On the Device Navigation Tree tab page, right-click BSC and choose Backup Data or Restore Data. Alternatively, on the BSC Maintenance tab page, unfold BSC Maintenance and click Backup Data or Restore Data. To back up data, do as follows: On the Backup Data tab page, click Backup. Enter a file name to back up the current data as a file with the name. Click OK. The Progress dialog box is displayed, showing the backup progress.
If file name is left blank, the current data is backed up as a file with the default name.

To download data, do as follows: On the Backup Data tab page, select a backup file from the backup file list and click Download. Specify a path that saves the backup file. The LMT downloads the backup file from the OMU to the path on the LMT PC. Click Save. The download progress is displayed. To restore data, do as follows: On the Restore Data tab page, select a backup file to be restored from the backup file list and click Restore. A dialog box is displayed, prompting for confirmation. Click OK and then click Restore Data. The Progress dialog box is displayed, showing the restore progress. A message is displayed, indicating that the data restore is complete. To upload data, do as follows: On the Restore Data tab page, click Upload. The Open window is displayed, prompting for a file to be uploaded. Select a file from the LMT PC and click Open. The LMT starts to upload the file to the OMU. The upload progress is displayed. To refresh data, do as follows: On the Backup Data or Restore Data tab page, click Refresh. The list of backup files is refreshed. PR Number Feature ID None None

47. Support for perceiving bandwidth saving effects

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Description

Multiplexing and compression techniques have been applied to IP-based networks to save bandwidth. Bandwidth saving effects need to be directly perceived by users. With this feature, the bandwidth usage for PPP links and MP groups can be monitored on the LMT. In addition, the formulas for calculating the bandwidth-related counters about PPP links, MP groups, and logical ports are optimized. This helps users accurately calculate the bandwidth and directly perceive bandwidth saving effects.

Improvemen The bandwidth usage for PPP links and MP groups is displayed in the realtime performance monitoring window on the LMT. t The formulas for calculating the bandwidth-related counters about PPP links, MP groups, and logical ports are optimized to ensure uniform and accurate bandwidth calculation. Implementat The bandwidth usage for PPP links and MP groups is calculated based on the used bandwidth and displayed in a chart and numerically in the real-time ion performance monitoring window on the LMT. The header, payload, flag field, and cyclic redundancy check (CRC) field are added to the formulas for calculating the bandwidth-related counters about PPP links, MP groups, and logical ports. Related Operation PR Number Feature ID None None None

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48. Performance improvement of running MML scripts in batches online on the CME

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Description

The performance of running MML scripts in batches online on the Configuration Management Express (CME) is improved (this function is displayed as BULK CM on the CME). This function speeds up MML script execution in batches online on the CME. The online MML command execution involves the following procedures: 1.The configuration rule is verified on the OMU . 2.The host data is synchronized with the OMU data and takes effect. These two procedures are implemented step by step in most cases. They are optimized in the way that the second procedure of the current MML command is performed at the same time as the first procedure of the next MML command is performed. This shortens the whole process, thereby speeding up the MML script execution.

Improveme nt Implement ation

Related Operation PR Number Feature ID

Run MML scripts in batches on the CME(this function is displayed as BULK CM on the CME). DTS2011030100089 None

49. Support for flow control on standby interface boards

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Description

Standby interface boards now support flow control. The details are as follows: 1. 2. 3. Flow control is implemented based on CPU usage. Flow control thresholds can be configured and queried. When the traffic reaches or falls below a flow control threshold, a flow control event (ID: 22835) is reported. Users can conveniently check whether a standby interface board is under flow control. The status of a standby interface board remains normal under heavy traffic.

Improvemen t

1. 2.

Implementat ion

Flow control takes effect after a flow control threshold is set for each controlled item. When the CPU usage of a standby interface board reaches a flow control threshold, a flow control event (ID: 22835) is reported stating that the interface board is under flow control. When the CPU usage of the interface board drops below this flow control threshold, another flow control event (ID: 22835) is reported stating that the interface board is in the normal state. 1. Run the SET FCCPUTHD command to set a flow control threshold for each controlled item. For example: SET FCCPUTHD: BRDCLASS=INT, TRACECTHD=60; 2. Run the LST FCCPUTHD command to query the flow control threshold for each controlled item. For example: LST FCCPUTHD: LstFormat=VERTICAL;

Related Operation

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DTS2011021604423 GBFD-111705

50. Support for a license controlling Extended BCCH

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Descriptio n Improveme nt Implement ation

The Extended BCCH feature is under license control from V900R013C00 onwards. The Extended BCCH feature is under license control. The resource control item of the license for the Extended BCCH feature is configured using MML commands. When the license is insufficient, the parameters 2Quater Message Transmission Channel and Channel of Sending SI13 Message cannot be set to BCCHExt. If the SI2Quater and SI13 messages are sent on an extended BCCH in versions earlier than V900R013C00, a new license is required or the Extended BCCH feature must be disabled before a BSC is upgraded to V900R013C00 or later.

Related Operations

To disable the Extended BCCH feature, run the following commands: SET GCELLCCUTRANSYS: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, POS2QUATER=BCCHNorm; SET GCELLCCAD: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, POSSI13=BCCH_Norm;

PR Number Feature ID

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51. Support for Abis Independent Transmission

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Description BSC6900 V900R012C01 supports RAN sharing. This function allows multiple telecom operators to share one base station and associated auxiliary devices and to share transmission resources under one base station and power resources under one TRX. BSC6900 V900R013C00 allows telecom operators to use their respective Abis transmission resources and supports reporting of BTS multi-segment TRX group capabilities. BSC6900 V900R013C00 logically differentiates telecom operators when BSS sharing (implemented based on RAN sharing) is used in Abis over IP mode. This facilitates assigning transmission bandwidths to different telecom operators and preparing customized QoS parameters. Improveme Differentiated transmission bandwidth and QoS configurations are supported so that telecom operators can make flexible business policies when nt implementing BSS sharing. Transmission resources under one base station can be shared among telecom operators or exclusively used by their respective telecom operators. BTS multi-segment TRX group capabilities can be reported. Telecom operators can specify whether to separately use transmission resources under a logic port. Congestion problems in IP over Ethernet mode on the GBSC side can be solved. Implement 1. The restrictions on the use of the SET BTSSHARING command are lifted. This ensures that Transmission Sharing Support can be set to NO when ation Service Type is IP. 2. In Abis over TDM mode, the Operator Name parameter is configured in the SET BTSIDLETS command. If the Transmission Sharing Support parameter is set to NO, the system selects only the same idle timeslots as those allocated to the operator of the cell for activating the secondary link on the packet channel. 3. BTS multi-segment TRX group capabilities can be reported. 4. The parameter The type of operator is added to the ADD OPSEPINFO and RMV OPSEPINFO commands for users to specify an operator type (GSM or UMTS). 5. The Operator Separated Flag and Operator Separated Index parameters are added to the ADD IPLOGICPORT and MOD IPLOGICPORT commands, respectively. This helps users specify whether to share logic ports among telecom operators. 6. The parameter The type of operator is added to the DSP ADJNODE command and the operator index range is modified based on the operator type. This helps users query the information about a specific telecom operator. 7. The parameters The type of operator and CN Operator index are added to the DSP IPLOGICPORT command for users to query the information about a specific telecom operator under a logic port.

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1. Run the SET BTSSHARING command with Transmission Sharing Support set to NO. 2. Change the BTS service bearer mode. Run the MOD BTS command to change Service Type to IP. 3. Set idle timeslots. Run the SET BTSIDLETS command to set the Operator Name parameter. 4. Set operator separation information. Run the ADD OPSEPINFO command to add target telecom operators to the operator separation information table. 5. Configure the logic port tree. Configure logic ports based on actual networking and congestion conditions. 6. Bind logic ports with operator separation indexes. Run the ADD IPLOGICPORT or MOD IPLOGICPORT command to set operator separation indexes.

PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-204 Feature ID GBFD-118704

52. Support for SRVCC

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Description Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) ensures that voice services are smoothly handed over from an LTE network to a GERAN network, with the help of VoIP service routing, control, and triggering provided by the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and handover control provided by the Mobile Management Entity (MME). Unlike CSFB, SRVCC is a real LTE VoIP technique because voice services are implemented in the LTE network. UEs access the IMS through the CS domain in the GERAN network or through the LTE network. As a result, continuity of voice services is ensured based on the IMS and UEs can be handed over from the LTE network to the GERAN network. SRVCC is applicable only to scenarios where the GERAN and LTE networks cover the same area. In addition, SRVCC in Dual Transfer Mode (DTM) is not supported. Improveme Continuity of voice services is ensured when the GERAN and LTE networks cover the same area during the evolution from GERAN to LTE. nt Implement In SRVCC, the source MSC (which is connected to the MME) interprets the PS-to-CS handover as an inter-MSC PS-to-CS handover, and then sends a ation Prepare Handover Request message to the target MSC. The target MSC assigns a default Service Area Identifier (SAI) as the ID of the source cell. This SAI must be different from the one used by the UTRAN so that the BSC can identify SRVCC handover requests. Related Operation 1. Run the SET GCELLNC2PARA command with Cell Service Reselection Allowed set to PERMIT. 2. Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command to enable SRVCC. 3. Run the SET GCELLHOBASIC command to set the LTE SAI. PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-111 Feature ID GBFD-511309

53. Support for AMR under BSC local switch

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Descriptio n

AMR can be used together with BSC local switch. Based on the AMR rate sets and protocol-specified preferred rate sets of both the calling and called parties under different BTSs, the BSC calculates a new rate adjustment threshold. The purpose is to select the best AMR codec scheme for both the calling and called parties under BSC local switch. Voice quality of calls under BSC local switch can be enhanced. For AMR calling and called parties with the same rate type but different rate sets, the codec rate sets are changed to the protocol-specified preferred rate sets, respectively, through the robust AMR traffic synchronization procedure. Then, BSC local switch is performed. If the calling party occupies an AMR TCHF and the called party occupies an AMR TCHH, or the other way round, the party that occupies an AMR TCHH is switched to an AMR TCHF, and then the BSC adjusts the AMR codec rates of both parties before BSC local switch is enabled. Run the SET GCELLCCAMR command with Is RATSCCH Function Enabled set to Enable. For details about the configuration of BSC local switch, see the Feature Activation Guide.

Improvem ent Implemen tation

Related Operation

PR Number Feature ID

MBSCV9R13C00-OR-9 GBFD-117701

54. Support for AMR under BTS local switch

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Descriptio n

AMR can be used together with BTS local switch. Based on the AMR rate sets and protocol-specified preferred rate sets of both the calling and called parties under a BTS, the BSC calculates a new rate adjustment threshold. The purpose is to select the best AMR codec scheme for both the calling and called parties under BTS local switch. Voice quality of calls under BTS local switch can be enhanced. For AMR calling and called parties with the same rate type but different rate sets, the codec rate sets are changed to the protocol-specified preferred rate sets, respectively, through the robust AMR traffic synchronization procedure. Then, BTS local switch is performed. If the calling party occupies an AMR TCHF and the called party occupies an AMR TCHH, or the other way round, the party that occupies an AMR TCHH is switched to an AMR TCHF, and then the BSC adjusts the AMR codec rates of both parties before BTS local switch is enabled. Run the SET GCELLCCAMR command with Is RATSCCH Function Enabled set to Enable. For details about the configuration of BSC local switch, see the Feature Activation Guide.

Improvem ent Implemen tation

Related Operation

PR Number Feature ID

MBSCV9R13C00-OR-9 GBFD-117702

55. Support for AMR FR Description E-coder is introduced in BSC6900 V900R013C00 and it is used in A over TDM scenarios. E-coder uses the enhanced filter and enhanced LSP techniques to improve the voice quality of AMR FR services, without affecting network interconnection or interworking. E-coder is not applicable to the A over IP or TFO scenarios. Improveme E-coder increases the Mean Opinion Score (MOS) by 0.05 to 0.12 and slightly improves voice quality. nt Implement In A over TDM scenarios, an enhanced AMR encoder is used to encode voices that have been decoded in compliance with G.711, decreasing signal ation distortion. Related Operation Run the SET TCPARA command with Coding Mode set to Enhanced code mode.

PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-119 Feature ID GBFD-115501

56. Support for AMR HR

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Description E-coder is introduced in BSC6900 V900R013C00 and it is used in A over TDM scenarios. E-coder uses the enhanced filter and enhanced LSP techniques to improve the voice quality of AMR HR services, without affecting network interconnection or interworking. E-coder is not applicable to the A over IP or TFO scenarios. Improveme E-coder increases the MOS by 0.05 to 0.12 and slightly improves voice quality. nt Implement In A over TDM scenarios, an enhanced AMR encoder is used to encode voices that have been decoded in compliance with G.711, decreasing signal ation distortion. Related Operation Run the SET TCPARA command with Coding Mode set to Enhanced code mode.

PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-119 Feature ID GBFD-115502

57. Support for Enhanced Full Rate (EFR) Description E-coder is introduced in BSC6900 V900R013C00 and it is used in A over TDM scenarios. E-coder uses the enhanced filter and enhanced LSP techniques to improve the voice quality of enhanced full rate (EFR) services, without affecting network interconnection or interworking. E-coder is not applicable to the A over IP or TFO scenarios. Improveme E-coder increases the MOS by 0.05 to 0.12 and slightly improves voice quality. nt Implement In A over TDM scenarios, an enhanced EFR encoder is used to encode voices that have been decoded in compliance with G.711, decreasing signal ation distortion. Related Operation Run the SET TCPARA command with Coding Mode set to Enhanced code mode.

PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-119 Feature ID GBFD-113301

58. Support for Enhancement Packet Loss Concealment (EPLC)

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Descriptio EPLC recovers and compensates for lost speech frames. This, to a certain extent, solves the problem of speech frame loss during transmission in a poor n radio environment, hence improving voice quality, network performance, and customer satisfaction. The packet loss prediction algorithm is optimized in BSC6900 V900R013C00 so that received voice gets closer to the original voice in fidelity, improving user experience. Improvem In the case of packet loss of various severity levels, the MOS can be increased by 0.1 to 0.2. ent Implement If packet loss occurs in the uplink on the Um or Abis interface, the AMR decoder that is configured with EPLC recovers AMR code streams to obtain a ation better voice waveform. This feature is applicable to A over TDM scenarios. Related Run the SET TCPARA command with EPLC Switch set to ON. Operation PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-119

Feature ID GBFD-115704

59. Support for the enhanced functions of SCTP link trace

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Description Based on the original SCTP Link Trace functions, the following functions are added: SCTP link tracing on interface boards Improveme SCTP Link Trace functions, retained on the XPU board, are also added to interface boards to help locate lost or erroneous packets in a faulty or nt congested SCTP link on the interface board. Implement When SCTP Link Trace are started on the LMT, the OMU sends the signaling messages to be traced to the XPU and interface board where the SCTP links ation are located. After receiving the tracing command, the XPU and interface board start tracing the messages and then send the traced data to the OMU. The OMU parses the traced data and sends them to the LMT so that users can view the traced data.

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Related Operation

1. Start the SCTP Link Trace function over the A interface.

2. Select FLOWTRACE on the SCTP trace page.

3. The traced data contains messages over the XPU and interface board, which helps locate faults in the links by parsing the traced messages.

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PR Number MBSCV9R13C00-OR-1030, MBSCV9R13C00-OR-1032 Feature ID None

60. Support for query of BTS failure cause Descriptio Users can query the detailed failure cause of a specified BTS on the LMT. n Improvem This function facilitates fault location, thereby reducing the OPEX. ent Implemen An interface is added to the LMT, on which the detailed failure cause of a specified BTS can be queried. tation Related On the BTS Maintenance tab page in the left pane of the Device Maintenance Operation window, expand the BTS Maintenance node. Click Query Failure Cause of Config Alarm. Query the detailed failure cause of a specified BTS on the displayed window.

PR Number

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Feature ID None

61. Support for change of the RXU Specification parameter

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Descriptio In V900R013C00 or later, the RXU Specification parameter is changed from optional to mandatory and its NA enumeration value is deleted. n Improvem A value must be assigned to the RXU Specification parameter. This ensures that the software configuration at the BSC is consistent with the hardware ent configuration. Implemen The RXU Specification parameter in the ADD BTSRXUBRD command is changed from optional to mandatory and is not assigned a default value. In tation addition, its NA enumeration value is deleted For a BTS upgrade, this function is implemented as follows: If the source version does not support the RXU Specification parameter, the RXU Specification parameter in V900R013C00 is set as guided by the following table. If the source version supports the RXU Specification parameter, then: The original value of the RXU Specification parameter is retained after the upgrade is complete if it is not NA. The value of the RXU Specification parameter is reassigned as guided by the following table if its original value is NA. Board Type RXU Specific ation After the Upgrade Is Complet e GRRU RRU30 08_V2 MRRU RRU39 08_V2 GRFU GRFU_ V2 MRFU MRFU_ V2 BTS390 0E BTS390 0E_V1

The RXU Specification parameter is checked and updated after the upgrade is complete. Related Run the ADD BTSRXUBRD command on the LMT with RXU Specification Operation set to an appropriate value. PR Number None

Feature ID None

62. Support for query of BTS Equipment Serial Number

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Descriptio An MML command is added to V900R013C00 for querying the Equipment Serial Number (ESN) of a non-IP-based BTS. n Improveme The ESN of a non-IP-based BTS can be queried at the BSC when the BTS is working normally. This improves the efficiency of transforming a TDM-based nt network to an IP-based network. Implement The DSP BTSESNINFO command is added. ation Related Operation To query the ESN of a non-IP-based BTS, run the following command: DSP BTSESNINFO: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0;

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63. Support for OML backup algorithm optimization Descriptio The OML backup algorithm is optimized in V900R013C00. When OML backup is enabled, the TRX timeslots are evenly distributed among all the n input E1 ports on a BTS. If the BTS has at least two E1s, cells are not out of service even if some of the E1s are disconnected. Improveme If a BTS is configured with at least two E1s and OML backup is enabled, cells are not out of service even if some of the E1s are disconnected nt Implement When OML backup is enabled, the TRX timeslots are evenly distributed among all the input E1 ports on a BTS. The idle timeslots in TDM mode are ation evenly distributed among all the input E1 ports on the BTS. Related Operation Run the following command with Configure Backup OML set to YES and TRX Timeslot Allocate Mode to Share Among all Ports: SET BTSOMLBACKUP: IDTYPE=BYID, BTSID=0, OMLBKUP=YES, TRXTSALLOC=ALL_PORT; PR Number DTS2010091402060 Feature ID None

64. Support for an adjacent node name containing a maximum of 64 characters

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Description In versions earlier than V900R013C00, the name of an adjacent node contains a maximum of 31 characters. In V900R013C00, the name of an adjacent node contains a maximum of 64 characters. Improveme The name of an adjacent node is equal in length to the name of a BTS specified in the MML command ADD BTS. This achieves data configuration nt consistency in the entire network. Implement The name of an adjacent node is extended from 31 to 64 characters. ation Related Operation Run the MML command ADD/MOD ADJNODE with the adjacent node name set to a maximum of 64 characters.

PR Number DTS2010102201736 Feature ID None

65. Support for 3GPP protocols compliance Description Huawei GBSS devices comply with 3GPP specifications. In compliance with 3GPP Release 8, this feature enables Huawei GBSS devices to be interconnected with other NEs that comply with 3GPP R99, Release 4, Release 5, Release 6, Release 7, or Release 8. This provides diverse services with optimal performance for subscribers and improves the competitive edge of operators. Huawei GBSS devices support GSM and LTE interoperability improvements that are specified in 3GPP TS 44018-8b0, TS 44060-890, TS 45008-870, TS 43129-820, and TS 48018-860. In compliance with 3GPP TS 44018-8b0, TS 44060-890, TS 45008-870, TS 43129-820, and TS 48018-860, Huawei GBSS devices support associated message and signaling procedures. None MBSCV9R13C00-OR-79

Effect

Implement ation Related Operations Trouble Ticket Number Feature ID

GBFD-110030

Deleted Features
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7.1.2 Hardware Updates


New Hardware
Name FG2d GOUd Description PARC WP11FG2d 12-port FE or 4-port electronic GE interface unit REV:d PARC WP11GOUd 4-port packet over GE Optical interface Unit REV:d

Modified Hardware
None.

Removed Hardware
None.

7.1.3 Command Line Updates


See Appendix 1 of the release notes.

7.1.4 Parameter Updates


See Appendix 2 of the release notes.

7.1.5 Alarm Updates


See Appendix 3 of the release notes.

7.1.6 Event Updates


See Appendix 4 of the release notes.

7.1.7 Counter Updates


See Appendix 5 of the release notes.

7.1.8 License Updates


See Appendix 6 of the release notes.

7.2 Resolved Issues


Resolved issues from V900R013C00SPC500 to V900R014C00SPC200, refer to 6.2Resolved Issues. Resolved issues from V900R012C01SPC500 to V900R013C00SPC500:

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Solving the problem that the MML command RMV LICENSE is falsely contained in command group G0 The MML command RMV LICENSE is falsely contained in command group G0, in which all commands are used to query system information. The command is falsely contained in command group G0. User experience is affected. Minor The command has been removed from command group G0. CMM: DTS2010121504124 GCRMS: 4966654 T13-0121

Description Cause Impact Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID

2.

Solving the problem that the MML command RMV LOGRST is falsely contained in command group G_2 The MML command RMV LICENSE is falsely contained in command group G_2, in which all commands are used to query configuration information. The command is falsely contained in command group G_2. User experience is affected. Minor The command has been removed from command group G_2. CMM: DTS2010121504124 GCRMS: 4966654 T13-0122

Description

Cause Impact Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID

3.

Solving the problem that the MML command SET SLFSLVSW is falsely contained in command group G_1/G_8

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Description

The MML command SET SLFSLVSW is falsely contained in command group G_1 and G_8, in which all commands are used to query system and equipment information. The command is falsely contained in command group G_1/G_8, whereas it should be contained in G_9. User experience is affected. Minor The command has been removed from command group G_1/G_8 and added to command group G_9. CMM: DTS2010121504124 GCRMS: 4966654 T13-0123

Cause Impact Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID

4.

Solving the problem that a BTS cannot ping its controlling BSC after IP paths are removed from and then added to the BTS A BTS under the BSC cannot ping the BSC after users perform the following operations: 1. 2. 3. Upgrade the BSC to BSC6900V900R012. Remove all the IP paths from the BTS. Add IP paths to the BTS.

Description

Cause

During the upgrade to BSC6900V900R012, the active SCU board sends IP path configuration data to interface boards twice. Therefore, the interface boards have redundant IP path configuration data. The redundant data leads to the ping failure. The BSC can ping the BTS but the BTS cannot ping the BSC. This problem does not affect BSC services. Minor During an upgrade, the active SCU board sends IP path configuration data to interface boards only once. DTS2011071400098 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC200_003

Impact Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID

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Solving the problem that the assignment success rate drops when the Real-time Transport Control Protocol (RTCP) is enabled

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Description

The assignment success rate during busy hours (BSCRPT.ASS.SUCC) drops by 10% to 50% when both the following conditions are met: RTCP is enabled. The FG2a or UOIa is used as the A interface board. To check whether RTCP is enabled, run the LST GCNNODE command. RTCP is enabled if the command output shows its status is OPEN.

Cause

In V900R013, RTCP reliability over the A interface was optimized. However, internal resource consumption was increased at the same time. When the FG2a or UOIa is used as the A interface board, RTCP data flow setup consumes twice as many internal resources as what is expected by design. During busy hours, internal resources may be insufficient, leading to assignment failures.

Impact Severity Solution PR Number

During busy hours, voice calls may fail. Major The software has been improved so that the internal resource consumption meets the designed specifications. DTS2011032500923

Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_001

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Solving the problem that some bandwidth-related performance counters may not be accurately measured

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Description

When the configured bandwidth and the traffic volume are both high, bandwidth-related performance counters may not be accurately measured, for example, the average forward bandwidth allocated to logical ports (VS.LGCPRT.Alloced.Ave.Fwd) and the average backward bandwidth allocated to logical ports (VS.LGCPRT.Alloced.Ave.Bwd). The measurement period of the raw counters for this type of performance counters is 60 minutes. If the traffic volume exceeds 18 Mbit/s, the value of the accumulated bandwidth within 15 seconds exceeds 32 digits when converted to a binary number. The calculation is as follows: 18 x 1024 x 1024 x (60 x 60/15) = 10E000000 The corresponding variable on the equipment allows for only 32 binary digits. When the value of the accumulated bandwidth exceeds 32 binary digits, it is reset to 0. As a result, the average bandwidth values cannot be accurately calculated.

Cause

Impact Severity Solution

The values of some bandwidth-related performance counters are incorrect. Warning The number of binary digits in the variable on the equipment has been increased to accommodate the digits in the value of the accumulated bandwidth. DTS2011022804634

PR Number

Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_002

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Solving the problem that an alarm is not reported after the IP route for an IP path is removed After the RMV IPRT command is run to remove the IP route for an IP path, the IP path has no carrying port and experiences a disconnection on the physical link. When this occurs, an alarm about an IP path fault is supposed to be reported, but it is not reported. There is a defect in the mechanism for processing IP path faults. User experience is affected. Minor The mechanism for processing IP path faults has been improved. This ensures that an alarm is reported when an IP path fault occurs due to the lack of carrying port configuration. DTS2010082002619

Description

Cause Impact Severity Solution

PR Number

Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_004

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Solving the problem that the help information on the LMT does not include the specifications for IP paths on the FG2a, GOUa, or UOIa (IP)

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Description

The system imposes restrictions on the specifications for IP paths configured on the FG2a, GOUa, and UOIa (IP), because these boards provide only limited support for IP paths. However, the help information on the LMT does not include the specifications for IP paths configured on these boards. The specifications for IP paths on the FG2a, GOUa, and UOIa (IP) are missing from the help information on the LMT. Users may be confused when configuring IP paths. Warning The following content has been added to the help information for the ADD IPPATH command: For FG2a, GOUa, and UOIa(IP) board, because of the limit of the board's capacity, the SCTP link, NodeBIP and IPPATH numbers on one board should obey the following rules: (the number of SCTP link + NodeBIP + No-Qos IPPATH + 14*Qos IPPATH) <= 2048.

Cause Impact Severity Solution

PR Number

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Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_005

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Solving the problem that the alarm ALM-20715 OMU File Synchronization Failure cannot be cleared automatically The alarm OMU File Synchronization Failure is reported and cannot be cleared automatically after the /ftp/bts_upgrade/backup_file directory is removed from the OMU. The /ftp/bts_upgrade/backup_file directory cannot be created automatically after it is removed from the OMU. The alarm OMU File Synchronization Failure is reported and cannot be cleared automatically. Minor Monitor the /ftp/bts_upgrade/backup_file directory in real time so that it is created automatically after it is removed from the OMU. DTS2011030401967 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_531

Problem Description Cause Impact Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID

10. Solving the problem that the performance counter PEAK.BSC.PROC.SPEED is not accurately measured

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Description

When the standby board in an active/standby pair provides the active port, the value of the performance counter PEAK.BSC.PROC.SPEED is smaller than what it should be. In earlier versions, statistics are not collected for data received and sent by standby boards. When the standby board in an active/standby pair provides the active port, only traffic over the standby port provided by the active board is reported to the service layer. After the version is upgraded, traffic over the active port provided by the standby board in an active/standby pair is also reported to the service layer, and the amount of data received over this port is greater than the amount of data sent over this port. As a result, the value of this counter increases manifold compared to the value before the upgrade. Minor Measures have been taken so that statistics are collected for traffic over ports provided by both active and standby boards. DTS2010082401462

Cause

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Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_532

11. Solving the problem that errors exist in the calculation of performance counters measuring MTP2 bandwidth utilization efficiency Description In earlier versions, the values of the performance counters MTP2.LNK.RATIO.TX and MTP2.LNK.RATIO.RX measuring MTP2 bandwidth utilization efficiency are smaller than what they should be. The values of these counters are percentages, but decimals are reported. Since the calculation formulas do not multiply decimal calculation results by 100 to obtain percentages, the displayed values are one-hundredth of what they should be. After the version is upgraded, the values of these performance counters increases 100-fold. Minor The calculation formulas for these two performance counters have been corrected. DTS2010070702110

Cause

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Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_533

12. Solving the problem that an RNC does not receive any response from the BSC at the peer end after sending common measurement initiation requests

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Description

The connection between the RNC and the BSC is broken for 15 to 20 seconds due to a transmission interruption on the Iur-g interface. Then, the BSC discards all the common measurement initiation requests from the RNC without responding. The value of the Anti DPC Intermittent Disconnect Timer on the Iur-g interface is 15 seconds on the BSC side and the value of this timer on the Iur-g interface is 20 seconds on the RNC side. This timer is unconfigurable. When the timer on the BSC expires and the timer on the RNC does not expire, the BSC releases application-layer data for the Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP) link. After being reconnected to the BSC, the RNC continues sending common measurement initiation requests to the BSC over the SCCP link. After receiving these requests, the BSC fails to interpret them because it has released the application-layer data for the SCCP link. Then, the BSC discards these requests without responding.

Cause

Impact Severity Solution PR Number

The BSC fails to exchange load information with the RNC. Minor The value of the timer on the BSC side has been changed to 20 seconds. DTS2011042801298

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13. Solving the problem that MTP2 links are disconnected and cannot be reestablished Description In BM/TC separated mode, Message Transfer Part level 2 (MTP2) links carried on the EIUa, OIUa, or POUc board in the TC subrack are disconnected and cannot be reestablished. The time division multiplexing (TDM) switching chip of the EIUa, OIUa, or POUc board in the TC subrack encounters a soft error, leading to failure in TDM transmission. Services carried on the MTP2 links are interrupted. Major The RNC checks the TDM switching chip of the EIUa, OIUa, or POUc board in the TC subrack when MTP2 links are disconnected. If a soft error is found, the RNC reports an alarm and resets the board. DTS2011021700229

Cause

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14. Solving the problem that the CPU usage of the active GOUa board reaches 100% in heavy traffic

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Description Cause

The CPU usage of the active GOUa board reaches 100% in heavy traffic. The flow control algorithm of the GOUa board is defective. As a result, the traffic load on the GOUa board exceeds the service processing capability of the GOUa board when the traffic is heavy. Packets are lost during transmission and some cells are unavailable. Minor The flow control algorithm of the GOUa board has been optimized to ensure that the traffic load on the GOUa board will not exceed the service processing capability of the GOUa board. DTS2011011104459 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_029

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15. Solving the problem that the XPUa or XPUb board is reset after one-way audio detection is enabled Description After one-way audio detection is enabled, the XPUa or XPUb board is reset when a call that occupies resources of two BM subracks in a BSC encounters the one-way audio problem. After one-way audio detection is enabled, the OMU logs every detected one-way audio problem. Currently, a log for the one-way audio problem allows a maximum of 1024 bytes. The one-way audio log for a call that occupies resources of two BM subracks in a BSC, however, may exceed 1024 bytes. If this happens, the stack memory will be damaged and therefore the XPUa or XPUb board will be reset. Services carried by the reset XPUa or XPUb board are interrupted. This problem occurs at a low probability. Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID Major The space allowed for a one-way audio log is expanded to 1536 bytes. DTS2011032503992 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_029

Cause

Impact

16. Solving the problem that the cell broadcast and the simple cell broadcast functions become unavailable after XPU boards are reset

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Description

After a BSC is upgraded to V900R013C00SPC200 or V900R013C00SPC300, the cell broadcast and the simple cell broadcast functions become unavailable when any of the following conditions is met:

The BSC is reset. XPU boards are reset. The active and standby XPU boards are switched over. Boards in the BM subrack are reset.

Cause

The data of the XPU boards will be reloaded after the boards are reset. Due to a software bug, the BSC fails to reload the data for the two functions. The two functions are unavailable. Minor The bug has been fixed so that the BSC successfully reloads the data for the two functions. DTS2011032501949 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_030

Impact Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID

17. Solving the problem that some counters related to random access are incorrectly measured

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Description

If both the parameters Access Cause Statistics Optimization Sw and Non-Call Immediate Ass Stat Opt Sw are set to ON, the value of the counter Success Rate of Random Access is greater than 100%, and the values of the counters Immediate Assignment Commands (SDCCH), Immediate Assignment Commands (TCHF), Immediate Assignment Commands (TCHH), and Immediate Assignment Commands (Circuit Service) are greater than the actual values. The number of immediate assignment commands is measured twice: when the BSC sends an immediate assignment command and when the BSC receives a link setup indication message. As a result, the measured value is greater than the actual value. The type of channel in use determines which one of the following counters will be measured: Immediate Assignment Commands (SDCCH), Immediate Assignment Commands (TCHF), and Immediate Assignment Commands (TCHH). The counter Success Rate of Random Access is calculated using the following formula: Success Rate of Random Access = Immediate Assignment Commands (Circuit Service) x {100}/Channel Requests (Circuit Service) Where, Immediate Assignment Commands (Circuit Service) = Immediate Assignment Commands (SDCCH) + Immediate Assignment Commands (TCHF) + Immediate Assignment Commands (TCHH)

Cause

Impact

The value of the counter Success Rate of Random Access is greater than 100%, and the values of the counters Immediate Assignment Commands (SDCCH), Immediate Assignment Commands (TCHF), Immediate Assignment Commands (TCHH), and Immediate Assignment Commands (Circuit Service) are greater than the actual values. Minor The mechanism for measuring the number of immediate assignment commands has been optimized so that the measurement is triggered only when the BSC receives a link setup indication message. DTS2011021403650 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_031

Severity Solution

PR Number Test Case ID

18. Solving the problem that the value of the counter Success Rate of Radio Handover is greater than 100%

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Description Cause

In A over IP mode, there is a low probability that the value of the counter Success Rate of Radio Handover is greater than 100%. In A over IP mode, the BSC measures the number of handover requests after it sends an Internal Ho Req message to the CN. Normally, the CN responds with an Internal Ho Cmd message and the BSC measures the number of handover commands and the number of unsuccessful handovers if any. If exceptions occur, the CN does not respond with an Internal Ho Cmd message. Instead, it sends an A interface connection release indication to release the call. In this case, the BSC should measure the number of unsuccessful handovers. Due to a software bug in RAN13, however, the BSC does not measure the number of unsuccessful handovers. As a result, the measured number of unsuccessful handovers is less than the actual number. The counter RH303A: Success Rate of Radio Handover is calculated using the following formulas: Success Rate of Radio Handover = Number of successful handovers x {100%}/Number of handover commands Number of successful handovers = Number of handover requests Number of unsuccessful handovers Because the number of unsuccessful handovers is less than the actual number, the value of the counter Success Rate of Radio Handover is greater than the actual value or even exceeds 100%.

Impact Severity Solution

The value of the counter Success Rate of Radio Handover is greater than 100%. Minor The software bug has been fixed so that the number of unsuccessful handovers is measured when the CN sends an A interface connection release indication to release the call. DTS2010090801821 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_032

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19. Solving the problem that a small number of MSs process AMR services on TCHHs in a cell

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Description Cause

A small number of MSs process Adaptive Multi Rate (AMR) services on TCHHs in a cell. The formula for calculating the percentage of MSs processing AMR services on TCHHs in a cell is defective. As a result, the calculated value is less than the actual value. Therefore, a cell fails to be assigned any TCHHs when the calculated value does not reach the Ratio of AMR-HR in the SET GCELLCHMGBASIC command. Speech quality is affected. Minor This formula has been rectified. DTS2010090601492 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_033

Impact Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID

20. Solving the problem that the value of the counter Call Drops on Traffic Channel is not equal to the sum of related counter values

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Description

When call drops occur because of Abis link disconnection, the value of the counter Call Drops on Traffic Channel is not equal to the sum of the following counters:

Call Drops on TCH(TA) Call Drops on TCH(Uplink Received Level) Call Drops on TCH(Downlink Received Level) Call Drops on TCH(Uplink and Downlink Received Level) Call Drops on TCH(Uplink FER) Call Drops on TCH(Downlink FER) Call Drops on TCH(Uplink and Downlink FER) Call Drops on TCH(Uplink Quality) Call Drops on TCH(Downlink Quality) Call Drops on TCH(Uplink and Downlink Quality) Call Drops on TCH(Other)

Cause Impact Severity Solution

Due to a software bug, the counter Call Drops on Traffic Channel is not updated with the preceding counters. The measurement of the counter Call Drops on Traffic Channel is incorrect. Minor In BSC6900 V900R013C00SPC200, the preceding counters are not increased by one when call drops occur because of Abis link disconnection. DTS2011022304167 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_034

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21. Solving the problem that the counter Channel Conversion Requests (TCHF-TCHH) and the other 15 counters are incremented

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Description

In BSC6900 V900R013C00SPC500, the counter Channel Conversion Requests (TCHF-TCHH) and the following 15 counters are incremented:

Mean Number of SDCCHs in Interference Band N in One Location Group Mean Number of TCHFs in Interference Band N in One Location Group Mean Number of TCHHs in Interference Band N in One Location Group
N: an integer ranging from 1 to 5

Cause Impact Severity Solution

Due to a software bug, the preceding 16 counters are updated along with the counter Number of Available Channels During Spectrum Sharing. The preceding 16 counters are incremented. Minor The bug has been fixed so that the preceding 16 counters are not updated along with the counter Number of Available Channels During Spectrum Sharing. DTS2011031601742 and DTS2011032800647 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_035

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22. Solving the problem that the counters of call drops on SDCCHs are incorrectly measured Description The following counters are incorrectly measured when call drops occur on TCHs carrying signaling data:

Call Drops on SDCCH(TA) Call Drops on SDCCH(Received Level) Call Drops on SDCCH(Quality) Call Drops on SDCCH(Other)

Cause Impact Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID

This problem is caused by a software bug. The values of the preceding counters increase when call drops occur on TCHs carrying signaling data. Minor The bug has been fixed so that the preceding counters are correctly measured. DTS2010122801862 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_036

23. Solving the problem that the TCHH usage increases with the PDCH usage in busy hours

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Description Cause

The TCHH usage increases with the PDCH usage in busy hours. When the TCH usage reaches the TCH traffic busy threshold specified by TCH Traffic Busy Threshold in the SET GCELLCHMGAD command, TCHHs are preferentially assigned to guarantee network capacity. The formula for calculating the TCH usage is as follows: TCH usage = (Occupied TCHFs in busy hours + Occupied TCHHs in busy hours/2)/(Available TCHFs + Available TCHHs/2) x 100% The BSC assigns a fixed number of traffic channels to a cell, including TCHFs, TCHHs, and PDCHs. According to the preceding formula, the TCH usage increases with the PDCH usage because assigned TCHFs may have been converted into PDCHs. As a result, the TCHH usage increases.

Impact Severity Solution

Speech quality deteriorates. Minor A new parameter Traffic Busy Thres Calculation Opt Sw is added to the SET BSCBASIC command. The following formula is added for calculating the TCH usage in busy hours: TCH usage = (Occupied TCHFs in busy hours + Occupied TCHHs in busy hours/2)/(Available TCHFs + Available TCHHs/2 + Preemptable PDCHs) x 100% The formula is used when the following conditions are met: Type of Cell Load Calculation in the SET GCELLCHMGAD command is set to DYNPDCHASIDLE(Count dynamic PDCH(Idle)). Traffic Busy Thres Calculation Opt Sw in the SET BSCBASIC command is set to OPEN(Open).

PR Number Test Case ID

DTS2011011304140 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_037

24. Solving the problem that the MCPA algorithm is defective in channel allocation when the power for an overloaded timeslot is higher than a specific threshold

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Description

When the power for an overloaded timeslot is higher than a specific threshold, the multi-carrier power amplifier (MCPA) algorithm still allows this timeslot to be allocated to a call, leading to uneven allocation of power among timeslots. The MCPA algorithm is defective and does not consider whether the power for an overloaded timeslot is higher than the threshold. An increased number of handovers are trigged because of power insufficiency, and peak clipping occurs more frequently in timeslots. As a result, the interference becomes stronger. Minor The PWR Optimization for Overloaded MCPA TSs parameter has been added to the SET GCELLCHMGAD command. When this parameter is set to YES, the MCPA algorithm does not allow an overloaded timeslot to be allocated to a call if the power for this timeslot is higher than the threshold. An example use of this command is as follows: SET GCELLCHMGAD: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, MCPACHAPPOPT=YES;

Cause Impact

Severity Solution

PR Number Test Case ID

DTS2011031804435 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_038

25. Solving the problem that the handover algorithm leads to ping-pong handovers and the power control algorithm leads to inaccurate power control

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Description

When baseband frequency hopping is used and involves the Broadcast Control Channel (BCCH) TRX, power control may be inaccurate, and ping-pong handovers may occur. In this scenario, an MS hops onto the BCCH TRX and the TCH TRX in different timeslots. The TCH TRX will perform power control when the BCCH TRX operates at full power. The MS samples the signal levels on the BCCH TRX and TCH TRX, calculates its power based on the sampling result, and reports the calculated value to the BSC. Currently, the BSC uses different methods for compensating for signal level loss caused by power control and handovers.

Cause

If the CANPC parameter is set to NO, the BSC only considers the signal level of the MS on the TCH TRX to compensate for signal level loss caused by power control. This leads to overcompensation and an extended step for power control. Compensation for signal level loss caused by handovers is correct in this case. If the CANPC parameter is set to YES, the BSC compensates less for signal loss caused by handovers than for signal loss caused by power control. This leads to ping-pong handovers. Compensation for signal level loss caused by power control is correct in this case.

In other words, the compensation method for cases where CANPC is set to NO is used when CANPC is set to YES, and the compensation method to be used when CANPC is set to YES is used when CANPC is set to NO. Impact Power control is inaccurate, and ping-pong handovers easily occur. This compromises voice quality and increases interference, especially when frequency hopping involves only a small number of TRXs. Minor

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Solution

The Power Control and Handover CMP CON Sw parameter has been added to the SET GCELLOTHEXT command. When this parameter is set to YES, the BSC uses the same method for compensating for signal level loss caused by power control and handovers. An example use is as follows: SET GCELLOTHEXT: IDTYPE=BYID, CELLID=0, PCHOCMPCON=YES; Details about the BSC using the same compensation method are as follows: When a call is occupying the BCCH TRX:

Compensation is not performed if frequency hopping is not used or frequency hopping is used but does not involve the BCCH TRX. The following formula is used if frequency hopping involves the BCCH TRX and CANPC is set to YES: Compensation value = 2 x power control level The following formula is used if frequency hopping involves the BCCH TRX and CANPC is set to NO: Compensation value = (N 1)/N x power control level x 2 Where, N is the number of TRXs involved in frequency hopping.

When the call is not occupying the BCCH TRX:

The following formula is used if the BCCH TRX is not involved in frequency hopping: Compensation value = 2 x power control level The following formula is used if frequency hopping involves the BCCH TRX and CANPC is set to YES: Compensation value = 2 x power control level The following formula is used if frequency hopping involves the BCCH TRX and CANPC is set to NO: Compensation value = (N 1)/N x power control level x 2

Where, N is the number of TRXs involved in frequency hopping. PR Number Test Case ID DTS2011012405110 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_039

26. Solving the problem that no channels are available for trunk services

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Description

When trunk services are enabled over a public network, no channels are available for trunk services in a cell if both the following conditions are met: The cell load is heavy. All channels are occupied.

Cause

To improve voice quality and mitigate interference, trunk services over a public network use only full-rate channels. In versions earlier than BSC6900V900R013, when channel resources are insufficient, the BSC ensures that a number of channels are available for trunk services, but these channels are randomly picked and may include half-rate channels. When the cell load is heavy, full-rate channels in the cell are converted to half-rate channels, and therefore no full-rate channels are available for trunk services anymore. When a user initiates a trunk service in this cell, it is difficult for half-rate channels to convert to full-rate channels, because most of the half-rate channels are occupied. As a result, no full-rate channels can be allocated to the trunk service.

Impact Severity Solution

Trunk-service users cannot use any channels and fail to access the network. Minor Measures have been taken so that: A number of full-rate channels are always reserved for trunk services. All sub-channels on the reserved channels can be allocated only to trunk services. If one of the reserved channels becomes faulty, an available channel will substitute it.

PR Number Test Case ID

DTS2011021001284 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_040

27. Solving the problem that the values of some counters are small when full-rate speech version 5 is used

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Description

When full-rate speech version 5 is used, the following counters are not measured:

Number of MRs (TA = M) Number of MRs (TA = 30 or 31) Number of MRs (TA = 32 or 33) Number of MRs (TA = 34 or 35) Number of MRs (TA = 36 or 37) Number of MRs (TA = 38 or 39) Number of MRs (TA = 40 to 44) Number of MRs (TA = 45 to 49) Number of MRs (TA = 50 to 54) Number of MRs (TA = 55 to 63) Number of MRs (TA greater than 63) RQI (TA = N) RQI (TA = 30 or 31) RQI (TA = 32 or 33) RQI (TA = 34 or 35) RQI (TA = 36 or 37) RQI (TA = 38 or 39) RQI (TA = 40 to 44) RQI (TA = 45 to 49) RQI (TA = 50 to 54) RQI (TA = 55 to 63) RQI (TA greater than 63)
M: an integer ranging from 0 to 29 N: an integer ranging from 0 to 29

Cause Impact Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID

This problem is caused by a software bug. The values of the preceding counters decrease. Minor The bug has been fixed. DTS2011030800077 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_041

28. Solving the problem that the TFO function is disabled when an MS is handed over again

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Description

With the speech version optimization function enabled, a handover is triggered and the Tandem Free Operation (TFO) function is implemented. The TFO function, however, is disabled when the MS is handed over again. The BSC uses an incorrect cause value for the initial handover because this cause value does not require the setting of a TFO flag. However, when the MS is handed over again, the BSC must determine whether to change speech versions based on the setting of the TFO flag. As a result, the BSC changes speech versions because the TFO flag is not set, and the TFO function is disabled. The MS is successfully handed over though speech quality deteriorates. The values of the following two counters may fluctuate after a BSC is upgraded to BSC6900 V900R013C00SPC500:

Cause

Impact

Full Rate AMR TCH Successful Handover Occupancy Times (Service Channel) Half Rate AMR TCH Successful Handover Occupancy Times (Service Channel)

Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID

Minor The BSC uses correct handover cause values to set TFO flags. DTS2011022601750 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_042

29. Solving the problem that the downlink path loss calculated by handover algorithm II is small Description Cause When handover algorithm II is used during TCHH/TCHF handovers, the calculated downlink path loss is small. The formula for calculating the downlink path loss is as follows: Downlink path loss = Actual transmit power of the BTS Actual receive level of an MS However, the algorithm uses the compensated receive level of an MS, not the actual receive level of the MS. Impact TCHF-to-TCHH handovers can be easily initiated but TCHH-to-TCHF handovers cannot. As a result, a large number of MSs process services on TCHHs, and traffic in the cell decreases. Minor Handover algorithm II uses the actual receive level of an MS. DTS2010091902879 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_043

Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID

30. Solving the problem that an intra-BSC asynchronous handover fails

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Description

During an intra-BSC asynchronous handover, the value of the Information Element (IE) Handover Reference in the channel activation message is different from that of the same IE in the handover command. This results in handover failures. If the BSC receives a forced handover indication immediately after sending a channel activation message, it uses the value of Handover Reference contained in the indication as that of the same IE in the followup handover command. This results in the inconsistency of IE values between the channel activation message and the handover command. The intra-BSC asynchronous handover fails and the handover success rate decreases. Minor The BSC processes a forced handover indication only after receiving a channel activation acknowledgment message. DTS2011030300502 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_044

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31. Solving the problem that the counter TO314: Failed Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers in One Location Group is measured in a non-location group cell Description After an MS fails to be handed over from a non-location group cell to a location group cell and return to the original channel, the counter TO314: Failed Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers in One Location Group is mistakenly measured in the source cell. When the number of unsuccessful handovers in the source cell is measured, the location group information contained in the Handover Detect message sent by the target cell is mistaken for the information of the source cell. As a result, the counter Failed Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers in One Location Group is mistakenly measured in the source cell. The counter TO314: Failed Outgoing Inter-Cell Handovers in One Location Group is mistakenly measured in the source cell. Minor The mechanism for measuring this counter was rectified so that correct location group information is used during the measurement. DTS2011042800519 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_045

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32. Solving the problem that the co-cell location group measurement objects can measure only a maximum of six location groups

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The measurement objects Measurement of Cell Location Group Performance and Measurement of TRX Location Group Performance can measure only a maximum of six location groups. The BTSs of earlier versions support a maximum of six location groups, and accordingly the BSC supports the measurement of performance counters on only a maximum of six location groups. When the BTS capacity is expanded, however, the BSC capability is not improved with the BTS capability and as a result the counters still measure a maximum of six location groups. If more than six location groups are configured, the preceding measurement objects measure only the first six location groups. Minor The BSC capability is improved to support the measurement of performance counters on a maximum of 18 location groups. DTS2011042800645 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_046

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33. Solving the problem that the BSC does not promptly report the values of some counters in a measurement period

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The BSC does not promptly report the values of the following counters in a measurement period:

HM310: Number of Bursts with High-Order Modulation Power Increase of 0.4 dB HM311: Number of Bursts with High-Order Modulation Power Increase of 0.8 dB HM312: Number of Bursts with High-Order Modulation Power Increase of 1.2 dB HM313: Number of Bursts with High-Order Modulation Power Increase of 1.6 dB HM314: Number of Bursts with High-Order Modulation Power Increase of 2.0 dB HM315: Number of Bursts with High-Order Modulation Power Increase of 2.4 dB HM316: Number of Bursts with High-Order Modulation Power Increase of 2.8 dB HM317: Number of Bursts with High-Order Modulation Power Increase of 3.2 dB HM318: Number of Bursts with High-Order Modulation Power Increase of 3.6 dB HM319: Number of Bursts with High-Order Modulation Power Increase of 4.0 dB or Above

As a result, the value of the counter HM300: Number of Bursts in HighOrder Modulation Scheme is smaller than the sum of the preceding counter values. Cause There are two mechanisms available for reporting the counter values. One mechanism operates in the following way: When 30 counters are successfully measured, the BSC reports the values of the 30 counters. The other mechanism operates in the following way: The BSC reports a certain number of counter values at an interval of 100 ms. When the former mechanism is used, the BSC has to report the values of some counters in the next measurement period. Due to a software bug, the BSC does not check all TRXs and cells when the latter mechanism is used. Impact Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID The values of some counters are incorrect. Minor The bug has been fixed so that the BSC checks all TRXs and cells when the latter mechanism is used. DTS2010091403128 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_047

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rate speech version 1 when Speech Version Protocol Expand is set to YES(Yes) Description In A over IP mode, the BSC fails to initiate handovers for MSs that support only full-rate speech version 1 when Speech Version Protocol Expand in the SET AITFOTHPARA command is set to YES(Yes). When Speech Version Protocol Expand is set to YES(Yes), the BSC disables the support for speech versions if the MSC supports only full-rate speech version 1. As a result, the BSC fails to initiate any handovers. In A over IP mode, the BSC cannot initiate handovers for MSs that support only full-rate speech version 1 when Speech Version Protocol Expand is set to YES(Yes). Minor When Speech Version Protocol Expand is set to YES(Yes), the BSC no longer disables the support for speech versions if the MSC supports only full-rate speech version 1. DTS2011032502118 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_048

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35. Solving the problem that the counter Mean Number of Messages in the BSC Message Library should not have been measured when simple cell broadcast is enabled Description Cause When simple cell broadcast is enabled at a BSC, the counter Mean Number of Messages in the BSC Message Library is measured. This counter should be measured only when standard cell broadcast is enabled. Due to a software bug, the counter is also measured when simple cell broadcast is enabled. This counter is measured as 21840 when simple cell broadcast is enabled. Minor The bug has been fixed so that the counter Mean Number of Messages in the BSC Message Library is measured only when standard cell broadcast is enabled. DTS2011040602578 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_049

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36. Solving the problem that the value of the counter Distance Between MS and BTS remains 0

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The value of the counter Distance Between MS and BTS remains 0, which is the initial value. The BSC does not measure the maximum distance between an MS and a BTS if measurement reports are pre-processed by the BTS. The value of this counter remains 0. Minor Within a measurement period, after receiving pre-processed measurement reports from the BTS, the BSC compares the Timing Advance (TA) values in the valid pre-processed measurement reports. Then, the BSC records the maximum TA value as the value of this counter. DTS2011030800077 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_050

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37. Solving the problem that the values of RQI-related counters greatly decrease after an upgrade

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Description

After a BSC is upgraded to BSC6900 V900R013C00SPC200, the values of the following Radio Quality Indication (RQI)-related counters greatly decrease:

RQI (TA = N) RQI (TA = 30 or 31) RQI (TA = 32 or 33) RQI (TA = 34 or 35) RQI (TA = 36 or 37) RQI (TA = 38 or 39) RQI (TA = 40 to 44) RQI (TA = 45 to 49) RQI (TA = 50 to 54) RQI (TA = 55 to 63) RQI (TA greater than 63)
N: an integer ranging from 0 to 29

Cause

Due to a software bug, the following counters are mistakenly measured as the preceding RQI-related counters:

Number of MRs (TA = M) Number of MRs (TA = 30 or 31) Number of MRs (TA = 32 or 33) Number of MRs (TA = 34 or 35) Number of MRs (TA = 36 or 37) Number of MRs (TA = 38 or 39) Number of MRs (TA = 40 to 44) Number of MRs (TA = 45 to 49) Number of MRs (TA = 50 to 54) Number of MRs (TA = 55 to 63) Number of MRs (TA greater than 63)
M: an integer ranging from 0 to 29

Impact Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID

The values of the preceding RQI-related counters greatly decrease after the upgrade. Minor The bug has been fixed so that the preceding RQI-related counters are measured correctly. DTS2011040702674 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_051

38. Solving the problem that requests for handing over MSs from TCHFs to TCHHs decrease in A over IP mode

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In A over IP mode, requests for handing over MSs from TCHFs to TCHHs decrease if the Information Element (IE) Speech Codec List does not include any of the following speech versions:

Half-rate VER 1 Half-rate VER 2 Half-rate VER 3

This IE is contained in each channel assignment request that is designated for a called party and is sent from the MSC to the BSC. Cause In BSC6900 V900R011, when making TCHF-to-TCHH handover decisions, the BSC does not determine whether MSs support any of the preceding speech versions. In BSC6900 V900R013, when making the decisions, the BSC determines whether MSs support one of these speech versions. Then, MSs not supporting any of the three speech versions cannot be handed over to TCHHs. This aims to save transmission resources. In BSC6900 V900R013, instead of using the IE Speech Version required in the TCHF-to-TCHH handover decision procedure, the BSC uses the IE Speech Codec List required in the channel assignment procedure when making the handover decisions. This may result in TCHF-to-TCHH handover failures. This problem is caused by a software bug. In a channel assignment request designated for a called party, the IE Speech Codec List uses the intersection of the following four parties' support for speech versions:

Cell where the calling party camps Cell where the called party camps Called party MSC

By doing this, the Transcoder Free Operation (TrFO) can be established successfully. The IE Speech Version uses the intersection of the following two parties' support for speech versions:

Called party MSC

In this case, there is a high probability that the IE Speech Version includes one of the three speech versions if MSs support one of them. As described earlier, the IE Speech Codec List is required only in the channel assignment procedure and the IE Speech Version is required in the TCHF-to-TCHH handover decision procedure. According to the 3GPP, the two IEs use the intersection of the same parties' support for speech versions. Due to a software bug at the MSC, the two IEs use the intersection of different parties' support for speech versions. Because of these strict handover conditions, the BSC has difficulty initiating TCHF-to-TCHH handover requests. Impact Severity Requests for handing over MSs from TCHFs to TCHHs decrease, which may result in a higher congestion rate in a congested cell. Major

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The bug at the MSC has been fixed. The bug at the BSC has also been fixed so that the IE Speech Version is used in the TCHF-to-TCHH handover decision procedure. DTS2011040604984 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_052

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39. Solving the problem that the counter Site Serving Normal Period is incorrectly measured Description In versions earlier than BSC6900 V900R013C00SPC200, the counter Site Serving Normal Period is incorrectly measured when the following conditions are met:

The measurement period of this counter is changed from 15 minutes to 60 minutes. The attribute Time Statistical Method of this counter is set to SUM.

Cause Impact Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID

Due to a software bug, the values of this counter are not summed. Instead, the minimum one in these values is obtained. This counter is incorrectly measured. Minor The bug has been fixed in BSC6900 V900R013C00SPC200. DTS2010121801998 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_053

40. Solving the problem that two counters are incorrectly measured

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The following two counters are incorrectly measured in versions earlier than BSC6900 V900R013C00SPC200:

Number of Successful Uplink DTM Assignments Received on DCCH Number of Successful Downlink DTM Assignments Received on DCCH The measurement period of the two counters is changed from 15 minutes to 60 minutes. The attribute Time Statistical Method of the two counters is set to SUM.

This problem occurs when the following conditions are met:

Cause Impact Severity Solution PR Number

Due to a software bug, the values of the two counters are not summed. Instead, the values are averaged. The values of the two counters are small. Minor The bug has been fixed in BSC6900 V900R013C00SPC200. DTS2011042104113

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41. Solving the problem that counters related to Mean Bep are incorrectly measured Description The following counters are incorrectly measured in versions earlier than BSC6900 V900R013C00SPC200:

Number of Times UPLINK_8PSK_MEAN_BEP=N Number of Times UPLINK_GMSK_MEAN_BEP=N


N: an integer ranging from 0 to 31

Cause

Due to a software bug, the preceding counters are incorrectly measured. For example, when an MS reports the value of Mean Bep as 0 and the MS uses the Gaussian minimum shift-frequency keying (GMSK) modulation scheme, the corresponding counter Number of Times UPLINK_GMSK_MEAN_BEP=0 is not incremented by one. Instead, another counter is incremented by one. The preceding counters are incorrectly measured. Minor The bug has been fixed in BSC6900 V900R013C00SPC200. BB4D50809

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42. Solving the problem that PTRAU performance counters are incorrectly measured

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Packet-based Transcoder and Rate Adapter Unit (PTRAU) performance counters at the TRX level are incorrectly measured. After reporting the values of PTRAU performance counters, the BSC does not remove the corresponding object index but mistakenly removes another object index. As a result, the counters that should have been measured as 0 are incremented. The values of PTRAU performance counters listed in the following table may be greater than expected. Counter ID RX.PACKETS TX.PACKETS Counter Name L9B01: Number of Received PTRAU Packets L9B02: Number of Sent PTRAU Packets L9B03: Number of Discarded PTRAU Packets During Uplink Transmission L9B04: Number of disorderly received PTRAU Packets

Impact

UPLINK.DISCARD.PACKETS

DISORDER.PACKETS Severity Solution PR Number Test Case ID Minor

The BSC removes the object index corresponding to the PTRAU performance counters after reporting their values. DTS2011050904261 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_056

43. Solving the problem that the usage of advanced coding schemes and the throughput at the RLC layer are slightly low

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Descriptio n Cause

In scenarios with high signal quality over the Um interface, the BSC does not immediately use advanced coding schemes to raise the service data rate. MSs do not send measurement reports to the BSC immediately after downlink temporary block flows (TBFs) are successfully established. As a result, the BSC does not immediately use advanced coding scheme in the downlink. The BSC does not process the measurement reports immediately after uplink TBFs are successfully established. As a result, the BSC does not immediately use advanced coding schemes in the uplink.

Impact Severity Solution

The usage of advanced coding schemes and the throughput at the RLC layer are slightly low. Minor The TBF establishment procedure has been optimized as follows:

The BSC requests MSs to send measurement reports immediately after downlink TBFs are successfully established. The BSC processes measurement reports immediately after uplink TBFs are successfully established.

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44. Solving the problem that the downlink TBF retransmission rate at the RLC layer is slightly high

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MSs inform the BSC in the Packet Downlink Ack messages that some data blocks are missing and the BSC repeatedly retransmits the data blocks. As a result, the downlink TBF retransmission rate at the RLC layer is slightly high. When the BSC transmits data blocks to an MS in sequence, the MS may not receive the data blocks in the same sequence because transmission delay may vary from one channel to another. Although the MS informs the BSC that some data blocks are missing, these data blocks are actually being transmitted. After receiving a retransmission request from the MS, the BSC retransmits the data blocks without checking whether they have been transmitted. The downlink TBF retransmission rate at the RLC layer is slightly high. Minor A mechanism has been added to check whether data blocks have been transmitted. With this mechanism, the BSC will retransmit only the data blocks that have not been transmitted. DTS2011011001091 CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_058

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45. Solving the problem that uplink TBFs fail to be released in time because uplink GPRS data blocks use incorrect coding schemes Description After scheduling data blocks for an uplink GPRS TBF, the BSC fails to release the uplink TBF in time if it receives the blocks using coding schemes other than CS1 to CS4. Cause The BSC considers coding schemes other than CS1 to CS4 incorrect and discards the uplink data blocks that use these coding schemes in an uplink GPRS TBF. The counter N3101 is not incremented by one for this TBF due to a software defect. User experience is affected. Minor The software defect is rectified to ensure that the counter N3101 is incremented by one when the BSC considers the coding scheme incorrect and discards the related uplink data blocks. In this way, the counter N3101 can increase to a specified value so that the BSC can release uplink TBFs in time.

Impact Severity Solution

PR Number DTS2011031600207 Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_537

46. Solving the problem that the measured value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (SDCCH) is incorrect

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Description The measured value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (SDCCH) is incorrect. Cause According to 3GPP specifications, BCCH+CBCH includes three SDCCHs, SDCCH+CBCH includes seven SDCCHs, and Combined BCCH includes four SDCCHs. However, when measuring the counter Number of Initially Configured Channels (SDCCH), the BSC considers zero SDCCH in BCCH+CBCH, eight SDCCHs in SDCCH+CBCH, and zero SDCCH in Combined BCCH. The measured value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (SDCCH) is incorrect. Minor The BSC measures the value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (SDCCH) according to 3GPP specifications.

Impact Severity Solution

PR Number DTS2011022802840 Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_539

47. Solving the problem that Ater resources are insufficient if more than 7168 timeslots are configured on a POUc board with a logical function type of TDM Description In BM/TC separated mode, if a POUc board with a logical function type of TDM is configured as the Ater interface board, the assignment success rate decreases when more than 7168 timeslots for 16-kbit/s services are configured on the board. Cause A POUc board, when configured as an Ater interface board with a logical function type of TDM, supports a maximum of 7168 timeslots for 16-kbit/s services. The BSC, however, ignores this limitation and allows the configuration of more than 7168 timeslots. The assignment success rate decreases. Warning The BSC now provides a check mechanism so that the configuration fails if more than 7168 timeslots for 16-kbit/s services over the Ater interface are configured on a POUc board.

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PR Number DTS2011060802218 Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_540

48. Solving the problem that the ALM-21801 GSM Cell out of Service alarm is not reported when it should have been

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Description The radio signaling link (RSL) corresponding to the BCCH carrier is faulty, but the ALM-21801 GSM Cell out of Service alarm is not reported. Cause When the RSL corresponding to the BCCH carrier is faulty, the data link layer still receives data from the service layer to minimize the impact of intermittent disconnection on services. As a result, the RSL may be faulty and congested. The data link layer reports only the congested state to the service layer, which then considers the data link layer as normal and does not report the preceding alarm. The preceding alarm is not reported when the RSL corresponding to the BCCH carrier is faulty. Minor The fault reporting mechanism of the data link layer is optimized so that the data link layer notifies the service layer of the fault when the link is faulty and congested.

Impact Severity Solution

PR Number DTS2011071304957 Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_541

49. Solving the problem that an MS becomes muted during an intra-BSC handover

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Description An MS becomes muted during an intra-BSC handover if the signal quality is poor on the Um interface. Cause After sending a Handover Command message to the MS over the original TCH, the BSC receives an Error Indication, Connection Failure, or Release Indication message over the original TCH due to the poor signal quality on the Um interface. The BSC then instructs the BTS to deactivate the SACCH that is mapped onto the same physical channel as the original TCH. After the SACCH is deactivated, the BSC fails to receive any measurement reports over the original TCH. After the timer waiting for a Handover Complete message has expired, the BSC mistakenly assumes that the MS still uses the original TCH, and therefore releases the new TCH. The MS becomes muted. Minor Now, the BSC does not instruct the BTS to deactivate the SACCH that is mapped onto the same physical channel as the original TCH after receiving an Error Indication, Connection Failure, or Release Indication message over the original TCH.
NOTE

Impact Severity Solution

This solution may increase the counters Call Drops in TCH Handovers (Traffic Channel) and Call Drop Rate on TCH per cell(including Handover) and decrease the counter Handover Success Rate if the signal quality is poor on the Um interface. However, the call drops caused by this solution do not affect user experience because the calls are muted.

PR Number DTS2011011903233 Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_542

50. Solving the problem that the counters Total Bytes of Uplink EGPRS Users LLC PDUs and Total Bytes of Uplink GPRS Users LLC PDUs are incorrectly measured

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Description The counters Total Bytes of Uplink EGPRS Users LLC PDUs and Total Bytes of Uplink GPRS Users LLC PDUs are incorrectly measured. Cause Upon receiving an uplink data block from an MS, the BSC determines whether the MS supports EGPRS based on the MS context. If the MS supports EGPRS, the counter Total Bytes of Uplink EGPRS Users LLC PDUs is incremented by one. If the MS does not support EGPRS, the counter Total Bytes of Uplink GPRS Users LLC PDUs is incremented by one. However, when the BSC receives the first uplink data block from an MS supporting EGPRS, the BSC fails to determine whether the MS supports EGPRS because the MS context has not been set up. As a result, the counter Total Bytes of Uplink EGPRS Users LLC PDUs is mistakenly measured as the counter Total Bytes of Uplink GPRS Users LLC PDUs. Impact The counters Total Bytes of Uplink GPRS Users LLC PDUs and Throughput of Uplink GPRS Users LLC PDU are greater than actual. The counters Total Bytes of Uplink EGPRS Users LLC PDUs and Throughput of Uplink EGPRS Users LLC PDU are less than actual. Severity Solution Minor The BSC sets up the MS context and records the MS EGPRS capability before receiving the first uplink data block. If the MS supports EGPRS, the counter Total Bytes of Uplink EGPRS Users LLC PDUs is incremented by one.

PR Number DTS2011082505713 Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_543

51. Solving the problem that the CS assignment success rate decreases Description Some CS calls cannot obtain inter-subrack timeslots in TDM mode. Cause The BSC does not preferentially distribute a PS cell to the digital signal processor (DSP) that is located in the same subrack as the Abis interface board in the BTS serving the cell. As a result, PS services occupy too many intersubrack timeslots in TDM mode. The CS assignment success rate decreases. Warning The BSC preferentially distributes a PS cell to the DSP in the same subrack as the Abis interface board in the BTS serving the cell. In this way, CS calls can occupy certain inter-subrack timeslots. With this solution, cell distribution will change when a BSC is upgraded. PR Number DTS2011053104822 Test Case ID CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_544

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52. Solving the problem that radio resource usage does not increase after TCH Pre-Conversion into SDCCH Switch is turned on

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Descriptio n Cause

The radio resource usage does not increase after TCH Pre-Conversion into SDCCH Switch is set to ON. The BSC does not consider the TCHs that can be converted into SDCCHs in the cell and therefore the collected value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCH) is greater than the actual number. Radio resource usage is calculated by using the following formula: Radio resource usage = (K3014 + AR9311)/(CR300B + CR3002 + CR3001) x K Where, K3014 : Traffic Volume on TCH AR9311: Average Number of Occupied PDCHs CR300B: Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCH) CR3002: Number of Initially Configured Channels (Dynamic PDCH) CR3001: Number of Initially Configured Channels (Static PDCH) K varies according to the actual condition

Impact Severity Solution

The effect of TCH Pre-Conversion into SDCCH Switch is not correctly reflected in the radio resource usage. Minor If TCH Pre-Conversion into SDCCH Switch is set to ON and the value of Number of TCHs Pre-Converted into SDCCHs is greater than 0, the BSC records the number of TCHs that can be or have been converted into SDCCHs in the cell as A. The BSC measures the value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCHF) and Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCHH) as follows:

If the collected value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCHF) is greater than or equal to A:

Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCHF) = collected value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCHF) A

If the collected value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCHH) plus the collected value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCHF) is greater than or equal to A:

Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCHH) = collected value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCHH) (A collected value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCHF))

If the collected value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCHH) plus the collected value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCHF) is smaller than A:

Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCHF) = 0 Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCHH) = 0 In this manner, the value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (SDCCH) increases and the value of Number of Initially Configured Channels (TCH) decreases. PR Number DTS2011100902085

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Test Case ID

CASE_Commercial_PR_Regression_V9R13C00SPC500_545

53. Solving the problem that the TFO function fails to be enabled Descriptio The Tandem Free Operation (TFO) function fails to be enabled when the following conditions are met: n 1. The Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) technique is used on the A interface. 2. Huawei BSC6900 is interconnected with devices provided by other vendors. 3. The adaptive multirate (AMR) codec version applied to Huawei BSC6900 is FR_AMR, and the AMR codec version applied to the interconnected devices is HR_AMR. Cause As indicated in 3GPP TS 28062, the frame structure must be AMR_TFO_8+8k to enable TFO in the preceding scenario. Huawei BSC6900, however, does not use this frame structure. As a result, the TFO function fails to be enabled. Impact Severity Solution The TFO function fails to be enabled. Minor Huawei BSC6900 uses the frame structure AMR_TFO_8+8k. To prevent compatibility issues, all interconnected Huawei BSC6900s must be upgraded to BSC6900 V900R013C00SPC300 or later. PR Number Test Case ID DTS2011011301963 T13-0201

54. Solving the problem that four parameters in the SET GCELLHOFITPEN command have the same names as four parameters in the SET GCELLCHMGAD command

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Descriptio Four parameters in the SET GCELLHOFITPEN command have the same names as four parameters in the SET GCELLCHMGAD command. n Cause Impact Severity Solution Adequate care was not taken to ensure that each parameter in the SET GCELLCHMGAD command has a unique name. BSC functions are not affected. However, the user experience is affected. Major Four parameters in the SET GCELLCHMGAD command have been renamed as follows: Filter Length for SDCCH Level is changed into Filter Len of SDCCH Level for Interf Ind. Filter Length for SDCCH Qual. is changed into Filter Len of SDCCH Qual for Interf Ind. Filter Length for TCH Level is changed into Filter Len of TCH Level for Interf Ind. Filter Length for TCH Qual. is changed into Filter Len of TCH Qual for Interf Ind. PR Number Test Case ID CMM: DTS2011011800693 T13-0101

55. Solving the problem that a handover fails if an MS sends a new measurement report to the BSC when handover attempts are still initiated to original candidate cells

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Description

During intra-BSC handovers, an MS sends a new measurement report to the BSC when handover attempts are still initiated to original candidate cells. In the report, candidate cells are no longer the original candidate cells. As a result, handing over the MS to newly specified candidate cells fails. During intra-BSC handovers, the BSC can select a maximum of three candidate cells to hand over an MS to one of the three cells when the handover decision is positive. If the first handover attempt fails because of channel assignment failure, the BSC will initiate a handover to another candidate cell. Before the MS is allowed to be handed over to this candidate cell, the MS has sent a new measurement report including a new candidate cell list to the BSC. In this case, the MS can no longer be handed over to the rest two cells. However, the BSC keeps attempting to hand over the MS to the two cells. As a result, handing over the MS to newly specified candidate cells fails. During intra-BSC handovers, an MS sends a new measurement report to the BSC when handover attempts are still initiated to original candidate cells. In the report, candidate cells are no longer the original candidate cells. As a result, handing over the MS to newly specified candidate cells fails. Major A parameter has been added to the BSC to limit the number of neighboring cells after a positive handover decision is made. DTS201008060130 T13-0111

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Impact

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7.3 Known Issues


None.

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Solution Version GBSS14.0 GBSS13.0

Related Documentation

8.1 V900R014C00 Documentation


Product Version BSC6900V900R0 14C00SPC500 Documentation Version (For Customer)BSC6900 GSM Product Documentation (V900R014C00_01) (HDX)-EN (For Customer)BSC6900 GSM Product Documentation (V900R013C00_02) (HDX)-EN Website Documentation> Wireless>SingleRAN>M BSC>BSC6900 GSM>V900R014C00 http://support.huawei.co m/support/pages/kbcente r/view/product.do? actionFlag=detailProduct Simple&web_doc_id=S E0000519720&doc_type =ProductManual

BSC6900V900R0 13C00SPC500

8.2 Updates to Related Documentation


For details about documentation updates, see (For Customer)BSC6900 GSM Product Documentation (V900R014C00_01) (HDX)-EN.

8.2.1 Changes from V900R014C00SPC300 to V900R014C00SPC500


Update The GBSS Troubleshooting Guide has been added. Update Reason This document provides methods for troubleshooting the GBSS. Documentation Version (For Customer)BSC6900 GSM Product Documentation (V900R014C00_01)-EN

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8.2.2 Changes from V900R014C00SPC200 to V900R014C00SPC300


None.

8.2.3 Changes from V900R013C00SPC500 to V900R014C00SPC200


Update The BSC6900 Communication Matrix has been added. Update Reason This document describes BSC6900 product communication matrix. Documentation Version (For Customer)BSC6900 GSM Product Documentation (V900R014C00_ Draft A)-EN

8.2.4 Changes from V900R012C01SPC500 to V900R014C00SPC200


Update The BSC6900 Communication Matrix has been added. The BSC6900 GSM Spare Parts Catalog has been added. Update Reason This document describes BSC6900 product communication matrix. Documentation Version (For Customer)BSC6900 GSM Product Documentation (V900R014C00_ Draft A)-EN (For Customer)BSC6900 GSM Product Documentation (V900R014C00_ Draft A)-EN

Spare parts, part numbers, and pictures of the product are provided for easy identification.

8.3 Obtaining Documentation


8.3.1 Support Website
You can view or download related documentation from http://support.huawei.com.
NOTE

You must apply for permission to obtain documentation from the website. If you are using http://support.huawei.com for the first time, first register with the website.

Registering with the Website


To register with http://support.huawei.com, perform the following steps: Step 1 Access http://support.huawei.com.

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Step 2 Click Register, and follow the instructions to complete the registration process. If your registration is successful, you will be informed of your user name and password within two or three working days. ----End

Viewing or Downloading Documentation


To view or download documentation from http://support.huawei.com, perform the following steps: Step 3 Access http://support.huawei.com. Step 4 Click Log In. In the dialog box that is displayed, enter the user name, password, and verification code and click Login. Step 5 After a successful login, choose Wireless > SingleRAN > MBSC>Product Documentation in the Product catalog pane. The product documentation page is displayed. Step 6 Click the view or download icon on the right of the documentation package name to view or download the documentation.
NOTE

You can also enter the product name in the Product Name text box on the home page of http://support.huawei.com to search for documents specific to a product. If the file name extension of a documentation package is .hdx, use HedEx Lite to view the documents. You can obtain the software from Huawei customer service engineers.

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A Acronyms and Abbreviations

Figure 1.1

Acronyms and Abbreviations

A AAL2 ABIS ABISPC AICP APC ASUBPC ATM ATM Adaptation Layer type 2 ABIS Interface ABIS interface Port Control A Interface Common Processing A interface Port Control ASUB interface Port Control Asynchronous Transfer Mode

B BER BHCA BOOTP BCC BIOS BSC BSSGP BTS BTSM Bit Error Rate Busy Hour Call Attempt Bootstrap Protocol Bearer Channel resource Control Basic Input Output System Base Station Controller BSSGP instance Base Transceiver Station BTS Management

C CBC CCP CDT Cell Broadcast Center Communication Control Port Call Data Tracing

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CoRRM CPLD CRC

Connection Orient Radio Resource Management Complex Programmable Logical Device Concentrate Routing Board

E EDGE Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution

F FE FP FR Fast Ethernet Frame Protocol Frame Relay

G GBPC GCC GCP GE GERAN GPRS GPS GSM GTP-U Gb interface Port Control Group Call Control GSM Control Processor Gigabit Ethernet GSM EDGE Radio Access Network General Packet Radio Service Global Positioning System Global System for Mobile Communications GPRS Tunneling Protocol for User Plane

H HARQ HDLC HSDPA HS-DSCH HSUPA Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request High level Data Link Control High Speed Downlink Packet Access High Speed Downlink Shared Channel High Speed Uplink Packet Access

I IDC Instance Distribution Control

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IGWLC IMA IP IPoA

Inner Gateway Link Control Inverse Multiplexing on ATM Internet Protocol Internet Protocols over ATM

L LAN LAPD LBIP LMT LRM Local Area Network Link Access Protocol on D channel Lb Interface Processing Local Maintenance Terminal Local Resource Management

M MAC MBMS MIMO MOCN MSIC MSIP MSP MTLS MTP MTSS Medium Access Control Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service Multi Input Multi Output Multiple Operator Core Network MS Instance Control MS Instance Process Multiplex Section Protection Mapping and Transfer between LAPD entity and Service entity Message Transfer Part Mapping and Transfer between SCCP entity and Service entity

N NS NSEP NS instance NS Entity Processing

P PARC PBIP Platform of Advanced Radio Controller Pb Interface Processing

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PBLC PBPC PCU PDCP PRR PGC PPP PSLC PVC

PB Link Control PB interface Port Control Packet Control Unit Packet Data Convergence Protocol Packet domain Radio Resource control Paging Control Point-to-Point Protocol PS Link Control Permanent Virtual Channel

R RBSC RBTS RDLC RESC RGCP RLC RLCC RRM Radio Base Station Controller Radio Base Station System Radio Link Control Radio Embed-resources Set Control GSM Control Processor with Resource Management RLC instance RLC resource Control Radio Resource Management

Q QoS Quality of Service

S SAAL SABP SCCP SCP SCTP SIGPC SPCC SRAP Signaling ATM Adaptation Layer Service Area Broadcast Protocol Signaling Connection Control Part Service Control Plane Stream Control Transmission Protocol Signal Port ts resource Control Semi-Permanent Connection Control Service Resource Access Plane

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SRCP SRP

Service Resource Control Plane Service Resource Plane

T TC TCC TDM TDMC TRAU TRX TC instance TC resource Control Time Division Multiplexing TDM resource Control TRAU instance Transceiver

U UE UMTS UNI UP User Equipment Universal Mobile Telecommunications System User-Network Interface User Plane

V VLAN VoIP Virtual Local Area Network Voice over IP

W WCDMA Wideband Code Division Multiple Access

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