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CONTENTS

1 GENERAL STRUCTURE ...................................................................................... 5


2 CREATING BTS FILES ....................................................................................... 6
3 PARAMETERS .................................................................................................. 7
3.1 Mandatory cell parameters ........................................................................ 7
3.2 Optional cell parameters ........................................................................... 7
3.3 AMPS cell parameters ............................................................................... 9
3.3.1

Mandatory parameters ...................................................................... 9

3.3.2

Optional parameters ......................................................................... 9

3.3.3

Cell search method .......................................................................... 10

3.4 GSM cell parameters ................................................................................ 11


3.4.1

Mandatory parameters ..................................................................... 11

3.4.2

Optional parameters ........................................................................ 11

3.4.3

Cell search method .......................................................................... 12

3.5 CDMA cell parameters .............................................................................. 13


3.5.1

Mandatory parameters ..................................................................... 13

3.5.2

Optional parameters ........................................................................ 13

3.5.3

Cell search method .......................................................................... 14

3.6 UMTS cell parameters .............................................................................. 15


3.6.1

Mandatory parameters with 28-bit cell ID ........................................... 15

3.6.2

Mandatory parameters with 16-bit cell ID and RNC ID .......................... 15

3.6.3

Optional parameters ........................................................................ 16

3.6.4

Cell search method .......................................................................... 17

3.7 TETRA cell parameters ............................................................................. 17


3.7.1

Mandatory parameters ..................................................................... 17

3.7.2

Optional parameters ........................................................................ 17

3.7.3

Cell search method .......................................................................... 18

3.8 TD-SCDMA cell parameters ....................................................................... 18


3.8.1

Mandatory parameters ..................................................................... 18

3.8.2

Optional parameters ........................................................................ 19

3.8.3

Cell search method .......................................................................... 19

3.9 WIMAX cell parameters ............................................................................ 20


3.9.1

Mandatory parameters ..................................................................... 20

3.9.2

Optional parameters ........................................................................ 20

3.9.3

Cell search method .......................................................................... 21

3.10 EVDO cell parameters .............................................................................. 22


3.10.1 Mandatory parameters ..................................................................... 22
3.10.2 Optional parameters ........................................................................ 22
3.10.3 Cell search method .......................................................................... 23
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3.11 LTE cell parameters ................................................................................. 24


3.11.1 Mandatory parameters ..................................................................... 24
3.11.2 Optional parameters ........................................................................ 24
3.11.3 Cell search method .......................................................................... 25
3.12 IDEN cell parameters ............................................................................... 26
3.12.1 Mandatory parameters ..................................................................... 26
3.12.2 Optional parameters ........................................................................ 26
3.12.3 Cell search method .......................................................................... 26
4 TECHNICAL SUPPORT ...................................................................................... 27
4.1 User Club ............................................................................................... 27
4.2 Nemo Support Portal ............................................................................... 27
4.3 Phone and Email Support ......................................................................... 27

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GENERAL STRUCTURE

The first row of the file contains the keywords that define the order of the parameters in the
following lines. Keywords are separated with semicolon (;) or tabulator character.
Other rows in the file contain the cell definitions. Each line describes one cell and contains a set of
parameters describing the cell as well as the site in which the cell resides. For both site and cell
information, there are both mandatory parameters and optional parameters. Site and cell
parameters are separated with semicolon or tabulator character.
The file format supports three data types: integer, float and string. Integer type is defined as a
numeric value without dot character. Float type is defined as a numeric value with dot character.
String type is defined as a set of any printable ASCII characters except semicolon.

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CREATING BTS FILES

BTS files can be created, for example, with MS Excel. Type in the cell parameters and save the file
in CSV format. After you have saved the as CSV, please check with Notepad (or with similar ASCII
text editor) that your delimiter is either semicolon or tabulator. Also check that your coordinates
have the period (.) character, for example 65.012345. Finally, change the file extension to .nbf.

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PARAMETERS

3.1

Mandatory cell parameters


Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

System

SYSTEM

String

AMPS, GSM, TDMA, CDMA, UMTS,


TETRA, TD-SCDMA, WIMAX, EVDO
or LTE.

Site Name

SITE

String

Name of the site.

Cell Name

CELL

String

Name of the cell.

Latitude

LAT

Float

Latitude of the site in degrees.

Longitude

LON

Float

Longitude of the site in degrees.

Decimal degrees (DD) express latitude and longitude geographic coordinates as decimal fractions
and are used in many Geographic Information Systems (GIS), web mapping applications such as
Google Maps, and GPS devices. Decimal degrees are an alternative to using degrees, minutes, and
seconds (DMS). As with latitude and longitude, the values are bounded by 90 and 180 each.
Positive latitudes are north of the equator, negative latitudes are south of the equator. Positive
longitudes are east of Prime Meridian, negative longitudes are west of the Prime Meridian. Latitude
and longitude are usually expressed in that sequence, latitude before longitude.

3.2

Optional cell parameters

Note that BSIC number format and separator parameters are defined per BTS file, not per
cell. If these two parameters are included in the BTS file, they must be located at the
beginning of the file on separate rows. See example below.

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Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

Antenna
Height

HEIGHT

Integer

Values range from 0 to 1000

Antenna Tilt

TILT

Float

Values range from -90 to 90.

Antenna
Beam Width

BEAM

Integer

Values range from 1 to 360

Antenna
Identification

ANTENNA_ID

String

Text

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BSIC Number
Format

BSIC_NUMBER_FORMAT

Integer

Base Station Identity Code Format. Valid


values are: "OCT", "DEC", and "HEX",
Case is insensitive. If this keyword is not
specified, DEC is used by default

Cell Range

RANGE

Integer

Cell range in meters.

Cell Type

TYPE

String

NORMAL, REPEATER, SMALL_CELL, or


DAS

Neighbor Cell
Name

NCELL_n

String

Unique identifier of the neighbor n.

Separator

SEPARATOR

String

SEPARATOR can be specified by the


SEPARATOR keyword. If this keyword is
not specified, either ; or TAB character is
used by default and it is determined from
the parameter header line

User-defined
column name

User-defined name

String

Text

Example:
BSIC_NUMBER_FORMAT OCT
SEPARATOR ;
SYSTEM;SITE;LAT;LON;CELL;CH;BSIC;CID;LAC;DIR;NCELL_1;NCELL_2;NCELL_3
GSM;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 1;64;77;12500;65231;0;NEMO1;NEMO2;NEMO3
GSM;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 2;41;42;12501;5231;90;NEMO5;NEMO6;NEMO7
GSM;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 3;2;24;12502; 65231;45;NEMO8;NEMO9;NEMO10

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3.3

AMPS cell parameters

3.3.1

Mandatory parameters

3.3.2

Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

System

SYSTEM

String

AMPS.

Site Name

SITE

String

Name of the site.

Cell Name

CELL

String

Name of the cell.

Channel
Number

CH

Integer

Channel number

SAT

SAT

Integer

Setup Audio Tone

Antenna
Direction

DIR

Integer

Values range from 0 to 360 degrees.

Optional parameters
Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

Antenna
Height

HEIGHT

Integer

Values range from 0 to 1000

Antenna Tilt

TILT

Float

Values range from -90 to 90.

Antenna Beam
Width

BEAM

Integer

Values range from 1 to 360

Cell Range

RANGE

Integer

Cell range in meters.

Cell Type

TYPE

String

NORMAL or REPEATER

Neighbor Cell
Name

NCELL_n

String

Unique identifier of the neighbor n.

User-defined
column name

Userdefined
name

String

Text

Example:
SYSTEM;SITE;LAT;LON;CELL;CH;SAT;CID;DIR
AMPS;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 1;140;1;11503;45
AMPS;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 2;410;2;11501;90
AMPS;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 3;201;3;11504;230

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3.3.3

Cell search method


Lines are drawn from the current location on a map to the serving cell based on the following
algorithm:

Matching Channel + SAT

Note that if multiple matching cells are found, closest cell is selected. The cell is matched
only if distance is less than 50 km (31 miles).

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3.4

GSM cell parameters

3.4.1

Mandatory parameters

3.4.2

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Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

System

SYSTEM

String

GSM.

Site Name

SITE

String

Name of the site.

Cell Name

CELL

String

Unique identifier of the cell. If unique name for every


cell is not available, concatenation of LAC and CI can
be used.

Channel
Number

CH

Integer

ARFCN. Values range from 0 to 1024.

BSIC

BSIC

Integer

Base Station Identity Code in decimal format. Values


range from 0 to 63. If BSIC Number Format is octal or
hex, values with octal range from 0 to 77. With hex
values range from 0 to 3F.

Cell ID

CID

Integer

Cell identification. Values range from 0 to 65535.

LAC

LAC

Integer

Location Area Code. Values range from 0 to 65535.

Antenna
Direction

DIR

Integer

Values range from 0 to 360 degrees.

Optional parameters
Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

RAC

RAC

Integer

Routing Area Code. Values range from 0 to 255.

Antenna Height

HEIGHT

Integer

Values range from 0 to 1000

Antenna Tilt

TILT

Float

Values range from -90 to 90.

Antenna Beam
Width

BEAM

Integer

Values range from 1 to 360

Cell Range

RANGE

Integer

Cell range in meters.

Cell Type

TYPE

String

NORMAL or REPEATER

Neighbor Cell
Name

NCELL_n

String

Unique identifier of the neighbor n.

User-defined
column name

Userdefined
name

String

Text

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Example:
BSIC_NUMBER_FORMAT "OCT"
SYSTEM;SITE;LAT;LON;CELL;CH;BSIC;CID;LAC;DIR;NCELL_1;NCELL_2;NCELL_3
GSM;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 1;64;1;12500;65231;0;NEMO1;NEMO2;NEMO3
GSM;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 2;41;1;12501; 65231;90;NEMO5;NEMO6;NEMO7
GSM;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 3;2;1;12502; 65231;45;NEMO8;NEMO9;NEMO10

3.4.3

Cell search method


Lines are drawn from the current location on a map to the serving cell and neighbor cells based on
the following algorithm.

Matching CellId + LAC

Matching CellId + BCCH

Matching BCCH Channel + BSIC (also for neighbor list and missing neighbors)

Matching BCCH Channel (also for neighbor list and missing neighbors)

Note that if multiple matching cells are found, closest cell is selected. The cell is matched
only if distance is less than 50 km (31 miles).

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3.5

CDMA cell parameters

3.5.1

Mandatory parameters

3.5.2

Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

System

SYSTEM

String

CDMA.

Site Name

SITE

String

Name of the site.

Cell Name

CELL

String

Name of the cell.

Pilot Number

PN

Integer

Values range from 0 to 10000.

Channel

CH

Integer

Channel

Antenna
Direction

DIR

Integer

Values range from 0 to 360 degrees.

Optional parameters
Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

System ID

SID

Integer

System ID. SID presents international identification


and system number identifying the service area and
frequency block.

Network ID

NID

Integer

Network ID.

Antenna
Height

HEIGHT

Integer

Values range from 0 to 1000

Antenna Tilt

TILT

Float

Values range from -90 to 90.

Antenna Beam
Width

BEAM

Integer

Values range from 1 to 360

Cell Range

RANGE

Integer

Cell range in meters.

Cell Type

TYPE

String

NORMAL or REPEATER

Neighbor Cell
Name

NCELL_n

String

Unique identifier of the neighbor n.

User-defined
column name

Userdefined
name

String

Text

Example:
SYSTEM;SITE;LAT;LON;CELL;PN;CH;DIR
CDMA;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 1;171;150;90
CDMA;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 2;272;150;55

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3.5.3

Cell search method


Lines are drawn from the current location on a map to the active set and neighbor set cells based
on the following algorithm.

Matching Channel + Pilot

Matching Pilot

Note that if multiple matching cells are found, closest cell is selected. The cell is matched
only if distance is less than 50 km (31 miles).

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3.6

UMTS cell parameters

3.6.1

Mandatory parameters with 28-bit cell ID


Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

System

SYSTEM

String

UMTS.

Site Name

SITE

String

Name of the site.

Cell Name

CELL

String

Unique identifier of the cell. If unique name for every cell


is not available, 28-bit cell ID can be used.

Channel
Number

CH

Integer

UARFCN. Value ranges:


UMTS 850, from 43574458,1007,1012,1032,1037,1062,1087
UMTS 900, from 2935-3090
UMTS 1900, from 96629938,412,437,462,487,512,537,562,587,612,637,662,687
UMTS 2100, from 10550 to 10850.
UMTS 2100 AWS, from 15351740,1887,1912,1937,1962,1987,2012,2037,2062,2087

Scrambling
Code

SCR

Integer

Values range from 0 to 512.

Cell ID

CID

Integer

Cell ID. The 28-bit Cell Identity (UC-Id in 3GPP) is a


Concatenation of RNC-ID and C-ID.

Antenna
Direction

3.6.2

DIR

Integer

Values range from 0 to 360.

Mandatory parameters with 16-bit cell ID and RNC ID


Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

System

SYSTEM

String

UMTS.

Site Name

SITE

String

Name of the site.

Cell Name

CELL

String

Unique identifier of the cell. If unique name for every cell


is not available, 28-bit cell ID can be used.

Channel
Number

CH

Integer

UARFCN. Value ranges:


UMTS 850, from 43574458,1007,1012,1032,1037,1062,1087
UMTS 900, from 2935-3090
UMTS 1900, from 96629938,412,437,462,487,512,537,562,587,612,637,662,687
UMTS 2100, from 10550 to 10850.
UMTS 2100 AWS, from 15351740,1887,1912,1937,1962,1987,2012,2037,2062,2087

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Scrambling
Code

SCR

Integer

Values range from 0 to 512.

Cell ID

CID_16

Integer

Cell ID. The 16-bit Cell Identity. C-ID.

RNC ID

RNCID

Integer

RNC ID. The 12- bit RNC identity. Cell-ID (28 bit) = RNCID (12 bit) + CI (16 bit).

Antenna
Direction

DIR

Integer

Values range from 0 to 360.

Note that cell ID must be given either in 28-bit (CID) or 16-bit format (CID_16)
combined with 12-bit RNC ID (RNCID).

3.6.3

Optional parameters
Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

LAC

LAC

Integer

Location Area Code. Values range from 0 to 65535.

RAC

RAC

Integer

Routing Area Code. Values range from 0 to 255.

URA

URA

Integer

UTRAN Registration Area

RNC ID

RNCID

Integer

Radio Network Controller ID. Equal to the 12-bit


RNCId in 3GPP TS 25.401, section 6.1.5. Integer,
base 10 or (with prefix 0x) hexadecimal
representation.

Antenna
Height

HEIGHT

Integer

Values range from 0 to 1000

Antenna Tilt

TILT

Float

Values range from -90 to 90.

Antenna Beam
Width

BEAM

Integer

Values range from 1 to 360

Cell Range

RANGE

Integer

Cell range in meters.

Cell Type

TYPE

String

NORMAL or REPEATER

Neighbor Cell
Name

NCELL_n

String

Unique identifier of the neighbor n.

User-defined
column name

Userdefined
name

String

Text

Example with 28-bit cell ID:


SYSTEM;SITE;LAT;LON;CELL;CH;BSIC;CID;SCR;DIR;NCELL_1;NCELL_2;NCELL_3
UMTS;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 1;10838;;123811;96;0;NEMO1;NEMO2;NEMO3
UMTS;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 2;10838;;123758;2;0;NEMO4;NEMO5;NEMO6
UMTS;Site Name 1;65.056053;25.458366;Cell Name 3;10838;;123769;4;90;NEMO7;NEMO8;NEMO9

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Example with 16-bit cell ID:


SYSTEM;SITE;LAT;LON;CELL;CH;BSIC;CID_16;RNC_ID;SCR;DIR;NCELL_1;NCELL_2;NCELL_3
UMTS;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 1;10838;;58275;1;96;0;NEMO1;NEMO2;NEMO3
UMTS;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 2;10838;;58222;1;2;0;NEMO4;NEMO5;NEMO6
UMTS;Site Name 1;65.056053;25.458366;Cell Name 3;10838;;58233;1;4;90;NEMO7;NEMO8;NEMO9

3.6.4

Cell search method


Lines are drawn from the current location on a map to the active set and monitored set cells based
on the following algorithm.

Matching Cell ID

Matching Carrier + SCR (also for neighbor list and missing neighbors)

Note that if multiple matching cells are found, closest cell is selected. The cell is matched
only if distance is less than 50 km (31 miles).

3.7

TETRA cell parameters

3.7.1

Mandatory parameters

3.7.2

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Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

System

SYSTEM

String

TETRA.

Site Name

SITE

String

Name of the site.

Cell Name

CELL

String

Name of the cell.

LAC

LAC

Integer

Location Area Code. Values range from 0 to 16383.

Main Carrier

CH

Integer

Values range from 0 to 4095.

Frequency
Band

BAND

Integer

Values range from 0 to 15.

Antenna
Direction

DIR

Integer

Values range from 0 to 360.

Optional parameters
Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

Antenna
Height

HEIGHT

Integer

Values range from 0 to 1000

Antenna Tilt

TILT

Float

Values range from -90 to 90.

Antenna Beam
Width

BEAM

Integer

Values range from 1 to 360

Cell Range

RANGE

Integer

Cell range in meters.

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Cell Type

TYPE

String

NORMAL or REPEATER

Neighbor Cell
Name

NCELL_n

String

Unique identifier of the neighbor n.

User-defined
column name

Userdefined
name

String

Text

Example:
SYSTEM;SITE;LAT;LON;CELL;LAC;CH;BAND;DIR
TETRA;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 1;3652;124;3;90
TETRA;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 2;3613;125;3;45
TETRA;Site Name 1;65.056053;25.458366;Cell Name 3;3622;68;3;0

3.7.3

Cell search method


Lines are drawn from the current location on a map to the serving cell and neighbor cells based on
the following algorithm.

Matching Channel + LAC + Band

Note that if multiple matching cells are found, closest cell is selected. The cell is matched
only if distance is less than 50 km (31 miles).

3.8

TD-SCDMA cell parameters

3.8.1

Mandatory parameters

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Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

System

SYSTEM

String

TDSCDMA or TD-SCDMA.

Site Name

SITE

String

Name of the site.

Cell Name

CELL

String

Name of the cell.

Channel
Number

CH

Integer

Values range from 9504 to 10121.

Cell
Parameters Id

CPID

Integer

Values range from 0 to 127.

Cell ID

CID

Integer

Cell ID (16- bit)

Antenna
Direction

DIR

Integer

Values range from 0 to 360.

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3.8.2

Optional parameters
Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

LAC

LAC

Integer

Location Area Code. Values range from 0 to 65535.

RAC

RAC

Integer

Routing Area Code. Values range from 0 to 255.

URA

URA

Integer

UTRAN Registration Area

RNC ID

RNCID

Integer

Radio Network Controller ID

Antenna
Height

HEIGHT

Integer

Values range from 0 to 1000

Antenna Tilt

TILT

Float

Values range from -90 to 90.

Antenna Beam
Width

BEAM

Integer

Values range from 1 to 360

Cell Range

RANGE

Integer

Cell range in meters.

Cell Type

TYPE

String

NORMAL or REPEATER

Neighbor Cell
Name

NCELL_n

String

Unique identifier of the neighbor n.

User-defined
column name

Userdefined
name

String

Text

Example:
SYSTEM;SITE;LAT;LON;CELL;CH;BSIC;CID;CPID;DIR
TDSCDMA;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 1;10120;;;96;0
TDSCDMA;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 2;10120;;;2;30
TDSCDMA;Site Name 1;65.056053;25.458366;Cell Name 3;10120;;;4;90

3.8.3

Cell search method


Lines are drawn from the current location on a map to the active set and monitored set cells based
on the following algorithm.

Matching Cell ID (16 bit)

Matching Carrier + Cell Parameters Id (also for neighbor list)

Note that if multiple matching cells are found, closest cell is selected. The cell is matched
only if distance is less than 50 km (31 miles).

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3.9
3.9.1

3.9.2

WIMAX cell parameters


Mandatory parameters
Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

System

SYSTEM

String

WIMAX.

Site Name

SITE

String

Name of the site.

Cell Name

CELL

String

Name of the cell.

Frequency

FREQ

Float

Frequency in MHz.

Preamble
Index

PI

Integer

Values range from 0 to 113.

Antenna
Direction

DIR

Integer

Values range from 0 to 360.

Base Station
ID

BSID

String

Base Station ID. Six colon separated hex values in


double quotes.

Optional parameters
Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

Antenna
Height

HEIGHT

Integer

Values range from 0 to 1000

Antenna Tilt

TILT

Float

Values range from -90 to 90.

Antenna Beam
Width

BEAM

Integer

Values range from 1 to 360

Cell Range

RANGE

Integer

Cell range in meters.

Cell Type

TYPE

String

NORMAL or REPEATER

Neighbor Cell
Name

NCELL_n

String

Unique identifier of the neighbor n.

User-defined
column name

Userdefined
name

String

Text

Example:
SYSTEM;SITE;LAT;LON;CELL;FREQ;PI;DIR;BSID
WIMAX;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 1;2550.000;67;90;03:0f:21:00:02:72
WIMAX;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 2;2550.000;68;180;03:0f:21:00:02:73
WIMAX;Site Name 1;65.056053;25.458366;Cell Name 3;2550.000;69;270; 03:0f:21:00:02:74

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3.9.3

Cell search method


Lines are drawn from the current location on a map to the serving cell and neighbor cells based on
the following algorithm.

Base Station ID + Preamble index

Frequency + Preamble index

Note that if multiple matching cells are found, closest cell is selected. The cell is matched
only if distance is less than 50 km (31 miles).

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3.10 EVDO cell parameters


3.10.1 Mandatory parameters
Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

System

SYSTEM

String

EVDO.

Site Name

SITE

String

Name of the site.

Cell Name

CELL

String

Name of the cell.

Pilot Number

PN

Integer

Values range from 0 to 10000.

Channel

CH

Integer

Channel

Antenna
Direction

DIR

Integer

Values range from 0 to 360 degrees.

3.10.2 Optional parameters


Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

System ID

SID

Integer

System ID. SID presents international identification


and system number identifying the service area and
frequency block.

Network ID

NID

Integer

Network ID.

Antenna
Height

HEIGHT

Integer

Values range from 0 to 1000

Antenna Tilt

TILT

Float

Values range from -90 to 90.

Antenna Beam
Width

BEAM

Integer

Values range from 1 to 360

Cell Range

RANGE

Integer

Cell range in meters.

Cell Type

TYPE

String

NORMAL or REPEATER

Neighbor Cell
Name

NCELL_n

String

Unique identifier of the neighbor n.

User-defined
column name

Userdefined
name

String

Text

Example:
SYSTEM;SITE;LAT;LON;CELL;PN;CH;DIR
EVDO;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 1;171;150;90
EVDO;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 2;272;150;55

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3.10.3 Cell search method


Lines are drawn from the current location on a map to the active set and neighbor set cells based
on the following algorithm.

Matching Channel + Pilot

Matching Pilot

Note that if multiple matching cells are found, the closest cell is selected. The cell is
matched only if distance is less than 50 km (31 miles).

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3.11 LTE cell parameters


3.11.1 Mandatory parameters
Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

System

SYSTEM

String

LTE

Site Name

SITE

String

Name of the site.

Cell Name

CELL

String

Unique identifier of the cell. If there is no unique


name available for every cell, Cell ID (CID) can be
used

Channel
Number

CH

Integer

EARFCN number. Values range from 0 to 65535

Cell ID

CID

Integer

Cell identification
Cell identification of the current cell.
Range: 0 268435455

Physical Layer
Cell ID

PCI

Integer

Values range from 0 to 503.

Antenna
Direction

DIR

Integer

Values range from 0 to 360.

3.11.2 Optional parameters

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Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

TAC

TAC

Integer

Tracking area code


Tracking area code of the currently used cell. See
3GPP TS 124.301 subclause 9.9.3.32.
Range: 0 65535

Antenna
Height

HEIGHT

Integer

Values range from 0 to 1000

Antenna Tilt

TILT

Float

Values range from -90 to 90.

Antenna Beam
Width

BEAM

Integer

Values range from 1 to 360

Cell Range

RANGE

Integer

Cell range in meters.

Cell Type

TYPE

String

NORMAL or REPEATER

Neighbor Cell
Name

NCELL_n

String

Unique identifier of the neighbor n.

User-defined
column name

Userdefined
name

String

Text

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Example:
SYSTEM;SITE;LAT;LON;CELL;CH;CID;PCI;DIR;NCELL_1;NCELL_2;NCELL_3
LTE;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name
1;65535;26842545;96;0;NEMO1;NEMO2;NEMO3
LTE;Site Name 1;65.066053;25.458366;Cell Name 2;65535;26841545;2;0;NEMO4;NEMO5;NEMO6
LTE;Site Name 1;65.056053;25.458366;Cell Name
3;65535;26844545;4;90;NEMO7;NEMO8;NEMO9

3.11.3 Cell search method


Lines are drawn from the current location on a map to the active set and monitored set cells based
on the following algorithm.
Cell Identification (Cell ID) (for serving cell)
Matching Channel number + Physical Layer Cell ID (for both serving and neighbor cells)

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3.12 IDEN cell parameters


3.12.1 Mandatory parameters
Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

System

SYSTEM

String

IDEN

Site Name

SITE

String

Name of the site.

Cell Name

CELL

String

Unique identifier of the cell. If unique name for every


cell is not available, concatenation of CH and CC can
be used.

Channel
Number

CH

Integer

Values range from 1 to 1200.

Color Code

CC

Integer

Color code
Range: 0 15

Antenna
Direction

DIR

Integer

Values range from 0 to 360 degrees.

3.12.2 Optional parameters


Parameter

Keyword

Type

Description

Antenna Height

HEIGHT

Integer

Values range from 0 to 1000

Antenna Tilt

TILT

Float

Values range from -90 to 90.

Antenna Beam
Width

BEAM

Integer

Values range from 1 to 360

Cell Range

RANGE

Integer

Cell range in meters.

Cell Type

TYPE

String

NORMAL or REPEATER

Neighbor Cell
Name

NCELL_n

String

Unique identifier of the neighbor n.

User-defined
column name

Userdefined
name

String

Text

3.12.3 Cell search method


Lines are drawn from the current location on a map to the active set and monitored set cells based
on the following algorithm.

Matching channel number + color code (for both serving and neighbor cells)

Note that if multiple matching cells are found, the closest cell is selected. The cell is
matched only if distance is less than 50 km (31 miles).

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TECHNICAL SUPPORT

If you have questions on or beyond this documentation about Nemo tools, please contact our
technical support service through Nemo Support Portal at http://nemosupport.anite.com, call us
(local phone numbers can be found in chapter Phone and Email Support) or send us an email at
nemosupport@anite.com. Note that for full support you need to have the Maintenance Agreement.

4.1

User Club
Nemo User Club offers several new ways to benefit from Nemo products. You can find it from
http://nemouserclub.anite.com.
Access to the Nemo User Club is restricted to customers with SW maintenance and
Technical Support agreements or partner agreements. If you are an existing Anite Network
Testing customer with SW maintenance and Technical Support agreements, but you are without
access to the User Club, please complete an on-line registration form.
After submitting the requested information, you will receive a personal access key and password by
email in a few days time.
Once you are registered with our User Club, you will automatically receive e-mails informing you
each time a new version of software for your Nemo Product is released. It is fast, easy, and it is
available to you seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

4.2

Nemo Support Portal


Nemo Support Portal is a web interface for technical support, product-related questions, and RMA
requests. It offers a fast and convenient way to reach our technical support team and submit repair,
warranty repair, and calibration requests. Customers can open a support ticket, follow the status of
existing tickets, and request technical support 24/7/365. Furthermore the Nemo Support Portal
includes a Knowledge Base for the most frequent and latest topics on Nemo Products. Submitting a
ticket via Nemo Support Portal ensures that our technical specialists have all the necessary
information available to solve your support case, resulting in faster response times.
Please go to http://nemosupport.anite.com to access the portal and click Request access to obtain
a password to the system.

4.3

Phone and Email Support


During the warranty period, the phone support related to potential software errors is free of
additional charge. Registered users with a valid Maintenance Agreement are entitled to full support.
Nemo Support Portal is the preferred channel for technical support requests, but you can also send
us an email. When emailing, please let us know the number of your Software Maintenance and
Support Agreement.

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