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Configuring Downlink 64QAM
This section describes how to activate, verify, and deactivate the optional feature WRFD-010683 Downlink 64QAM.
Prerequisites
Dependencies on Hardware
The BTS3812E, BTS3812A, and BTS3812AE need to be configured with the EBBI, EBOI, or EDLP
board.
The BBU3806 needs to be configured with the EBBC or EBBCd board. The BBU3806C needs to be
configured with the EBBM board.
The BBU3900 needs to be configured with the WBBPb or WBBPd board.
Dependencies on Other Features
WRFD-010610 HSDPA Introduction Package
WRFD-010685 Downlink Enhanced L2
License
The license controlling this feature has been activated.
Other Prerequisites
The UE category supports 64QAM.
Context
The 16QAM modulation scheme, which was introduced in 3GPP R5 specifications, provides a higher peak rate per user
and system capacity than Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK). The 64QAM modulation scheme, which was introduced
in 3GPP R7 specifications, provides a higher peak rate per user and system capacity than the 16QAM modulation
scheme.
Procedure
Activation Procedure
1. Run the BSC6900 MML command SET UCORRMALGOSWITCH. In this step, select
CFG_HSDPA_64QAM_SWITCH from the Channel Configuration Strategy Switch list.
2. Optional: Run the BSC6900 MML command SET UFRC to configure preferential use of 64QAM.
Set Preferred MIMO or 64QAM character to 64QAM.
Set HSPA Technologies Retried by UEs to 64QAM.
NOTE:
If the switch parameter is set to 64QAM, the network preferentially configures 64QAM
for the UE. Otherwise, the network preferentially configures MIMO for the UE.
Before commissioning the feature, you need to set the switch parameter to 64QAM.
After the commissioning, you can set the parameter according to the actual network
planning.
For UEs to 3GPP R7 specifications, MIMO and 64QAM cannot be used together.
3. Run the BSC6900 MML command MOD UCELLALGOSWITCH to turn on the cell-level 64QAM
switch and enhanced downlink layer 2 function switch. In this step, select 64QAM(Cell 64QAM
Function Switch) and DL_L2ENHANCED(Cell DL L2ENHANCED Function Switch) from the
Cell Hspa Plus function switch list.
4. Run the BSC6900 MML command MOD UEXT3GCELL to set neighboring BSC6900 cell support
64QAM. Set parameter Cell Capability Container and select
HSPAPLUS_DL_64QAM_SUPPORT (downlink 64QAM support indicator).
Verification Procedure
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1. As Figure 1 shows, start Uu interface tracing on the BSC6900 LMT.
Figure 1 Uu interface tracing
2. Establish an HSDPA service on the UE. Check the RRC_RB_SETUP message and check that the
value of the dl-TransportChannelType information element in rb-MappingInfo is hsdsch.
3. In the Uu interface tracing data, check the value of the dl-64QAM-Configured information element
under dl-HSPDSCH-Information in the RRC_RB_SETUP message.
If the value of dl-64QAM-Configured is true as Figure 2 shows, you can infer that this
feature has been activated.
Otherwise, you can infer that this feature has not been activated.
Figure 2 Checking the dl-64QAM-Configured information element
Deactivation Procedure
1. Run the BSC6900 MML command MOD UCELLALGOSWITCH. In this step, deselect
64QAM(Cell 64QAM Function Switch) from the Cell Hspa Plus function switch list.
2. Run the BSC6900 MML command MOD UEXT3GCELL to cancel neighboring BSC6900 cell
support 64QAM. Set parameter Cell Capability Container and deselect
HSPAPLUS_DL_64QAM_SUPPORT (downlink 64QAM support indicator).
Example
//Activation procedure
SET UCORRMALGOSWITCH: CfgSwitch=CFG_HSDPA_64QAM_SWITCH-1;
SET UFRC: MIMOor64QAMSwitch=64QAM, RetryCapability=64QAM-1;
MOD UCELLALGOSWITCH: CellId=1, HspaPlusSwitch=64QAM-1&DL_L2ENHANCED-1;
MOD UEXT3GCELL: NRncId=0, CellId=0, CellCapContainerFdd=HSPAPLUS_DL_64QAM_SUPPORT-1;
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//Deactivation procedure
MOD UCELLALGOSWITCH: CellId=1, HspaPlusSwitch=64QAM-0;
MOD UEXT3GCELL: NRncId=0, CellId=0, CellCapContainerFdd=HSPAPLUS_DL_64QAM_SUPPORT-0;
Parent topic: RAN Feature Activation Guide
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