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1. The following figure shows the mapping between mode, NE, and RAT deployment.

2. SRAN8.0 introduces the upgrade by base station and the upgrade by NE.

Upgrade by base station: The upgrade is performed on a per base station basis. NEs in one base station are up
simultaneously.
Upgrade by NE: The upgrade is performed on a per NE basis.

3. The following table describes how to select an upgrade guide based on base station configurations in
Upgrade Guide Selection
LMT is short for local maintenance terminal in this document.

RAT Deployment: Single-Mode Base Station


Upgrade Tool
NE: BTS3900 GSM
SME

U2000
U2000

NE: BTS3900 WCDMA

BTS3900 VXXXRXXXCXXSPCXXX Upg

BTS3900
VXXXRXXXCXXSPCXX BTS3900 VXXXRXXXCXXSPCXXX (NodeB)
X (GBTS) Upgrade
Upgrade Guide (U2000-Based)
Guide (U2000-Based)

BTS3900
VXXXRXXXCXXSPCXX
X (GBTS) Upgrade
Guide (BSC LMTBased)

BSC LMT

LMT

Not supported

SMT

BTS3900
VXXXRXXXCXXSPCXX
X (GBTS) Upgrade
Guide (SMT-Based) Not
supported

Base station
maintenance
terminal

Not supported

BTS3900 VXXXRXXXCXXSPCXXX (NodeB)


Upgrade Guide (LMT-Based)

Not supported

*If a co-MPT NE exists in a separate-MPT base station, this base station can be upgraded through th
BTS3900 VXXXRXXXCXXSPCXXX Upgrade Guide (SME-Based) must be used. The U2000 does not s
*If the SME is used to upgrade TDD eNodeBs of the SoftBank project in Japan, refer to BTS3900 VX

s in one base station are upgraded simultaneously and therefore services of all modes are interrupted

e station configurations in the live network.

Mode Base Station


NE: BTS3900
LTE(FDD)

NE: BTS3900
LTE(TDD)

RAT Deployment: Co-MPT


Base Station

RAT Deployment: SeparateMPT Base Station

NE: BTS3900

Two or More NEs

VXXXRXXXCXXSPCXXX Upgrade Guide (SME-Based) (recommend)

BTS3900
VXXXRXXXCXXSPC
XXX (eNodeB,FDD)
Upgrade Guide
(U2000-Based)

BTS3900
VXXXRXXXCXXSPC
XXX (eNodeB,TDD)
Upgrade Guide
(U2000-Based)

Not supported

Upgrade by base station: See


BTS3900
VXXXRXXXCXXSPCXXX
(Separate-MPT) Upgrade Guide
(U2000-Based)*
Upgrade by NE: See the
corresponding upgrade guide for
the single-mode base station

Upgrade by base station: Not


supported
Not supported

Not supported

BTS3900
VXXXRXXXCXXSPC
XXX (eNodeB,FDD)
Upgrade Guide
(LMT-Based)

BTS3900
VXXXRXXXCXXSPC
XXX (eNodeB,TDD)
Upgrade Guide
(LMT-Based)

Not supported

Upgrade by NE: See the


corresponding upgrade guide for
the single-mode base station or
co-MPT base station
Upgrade by base station: Not
supported

BTS3900
VXXXRXXXCXXSPCXXX (CoUpgrade by NE: See the
MPT) Upgrade Guide (LMTcorresponding upgrade guide for
Based)
the single-mode base station or
co-MPT base station
Upgrade by base station: Not
supported

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Upgrade by NE: See the


corresponding upgrade guide for
the single-mode base station or
co-MPT base station

can be upgraded through the all-at-once upgrade only using the Software Management Expert (SME) and the
e used. The U2000 does not support co-MPT base station or co-MPT NE upgrades.
Japan, refer to BTS3900 VXXXRXXXCXXSPCXXX (eNodeB, TDD) Upgrade Guide (SME-based)(for WCP).