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FDD Feature Planning Guide (formerly 418-000-014)
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Purpose ............................................................................................................................................................................................. ix
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New title ........................................................................................................................................................................................... ix


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Audience .......................................................................................................................................................................................... ix
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Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................. ix
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Reason for reissue .......................................................................................................................................................................... x


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Supported systems ......................................................................................................................................................................... x


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How to comment ............................................................................................................................................................................ x


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1 Introduction to the Feature Planning Guide

Overview ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1-1


1-1

About the features in this document .................................................................................................................................. 1-1


1-1

Listing of features by Feature ID ........................................................................................................................................ 1-2


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Listing of features by Feature Title .................................................................................................................................... 1-7


1-7

Listing of features by Program .......................................................................................................................................... 1-12


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2 LA5.0.0

Overview ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-1


2-1

LR Operational Effectiveness and Element Management System

Overview ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-3


2-3

L115149.1 - Support of Attribute Value Change Notifications ............................................................................... 2-3


2-3

L115216.1 - LA5 Release Upgrade Support ................................................................................................................. 2-5


2-5

L115217.1 - eNB Class Parameter Change Improvements ...................................................................................... 2-6


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L115218.1 - Support for eNB Software Patching ........................................................................................................ 2-9
2-9

L115220.1 - eNB US Time Zone Support for PM Files ......................................................................................... 2-11


2-11

L115221.1 - Support for SAM Provisioning of Beta Parameters ........................................................................ 2-12


2-12

LR Telecom Services

Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-14


2-14

L115203.1 - Load based Idle Mode mobility ............................................................................................................. 2-14


2-14

L115204.1 - Enhanced measurement parameter support for mobility ............................................................... 2-16


2-16

L115223.1 Inter-freq Load Balancing ....................................................................................................................... 2-18


2-18

L115361.1 - RLF monitoring and recovery improvement (Step 1) .................................................................... 2-20


2-20

L115458.1 - Connected Mode mobility enhanced for reserved cells ................................................................. 2-23
2-23

L115685.1 - Mobility enhancement for VoIP service .............................................................................................. 2-25


2-25

L92126.1 - SRVCC Support to UTRAN-FDD/TDD ............................................................................................... 2-28


2-28

L97980.1 - Improvements Over S1 ................................................................................................................................ 2-30


2-30

LR Transport and Security

Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-32


2-32

L115372 - Transport CAC ................................................................................................................................................. 2-32


2-32

L116367 - Transport: 3 VLAN ......................................................................................................................................... 2-35


2-35

LTE Digital Evolution, Capacity and Performance

Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-38


2-38

L115233.1 - eNB SW Capacity Targets ........................................................................................................................ 2-38


2-38

L115657.1 - Compatibility check between configuration and modem card .................................................... 2-40
2-40

LTE Multimedia Services

Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-42


2-42

L103896.1 - ECID location method and LPP/LPPa location control plane protocol support for
Commercial Deployment ........................................................................................................................................... 2-42
2-42

L115222.1 - VoIP Emergency call for commercial deployment .......................................................................... 2-45


2-45

L115239.1 - Voice over LTE for Commercial Launches ........................................................................................ 2-47


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LTE Release - LA 5.0.0

Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-49


2-49

L112790 - eNB Reliability ................................................................................................................................................ 2-49


2-49

L115232.1 - KPI Targets .................................................................................................................................................... 2-51


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LTE RF

Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-53


2-53

L115248 - BBU Configurations in LA5.0.0 ................................................................................................................ 2-53


2-53

L115287 - Band 12 & 17 (Lower 700 MHz) LTE eNodeB Configurations in LA5.0.0 ............................. 2-55
2-55

L115288 - Band 13 (Upper 700 MHz) LTE eNodeB Configurations in LA5.0.0 ......................................... 2-55
2-55

L115977 - v3 to v5 RUC upgrades to 9412 Compact Outdoor eNB -48v baseband cabinets .................. 2-56
2-56

L115978 - v3 to v5 RUC upgrades to 9412 Compact Outdoor eNB Type II -48v baseband cabinets
............................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-57
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L115987 - 9926 Standalone D2U upgrade Kit for v3 to v5 Backplane and / or RUC ................................ 2-57
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Glossary

Index

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1-1 LA5.0.0 features by Feature ID ............................................................................................................................ 1-2

1-2 LA5.0.0 features by Feature Title ........................................................................................................................ 1-7

1-3 LA5.0.0 features by program .............................................................................................................................. 1-12

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About this document

Purpose
This document gives a high-level description of all FDD features introduced in LA5.0.0.
The purpose of this document is to help service provider personnel prepare to receive a
new release by clearly explaining the changes in this release that affect operational
activities.
Attention
Starting with Release LA5.0.0, all LTE RAN customer document numbers will have a
17-digit format to meet Alcatel-Lucent documentation standards. Therefore, this
document's number has changed from 418-000-014 to 9YZ-03990-0005-FMZZA.

Old title
For LA4.0 and earlier, the title of this document was Release Operational Impacts (ROI)
FDD Technical Description.

New title
For LA5.0.0 and later, the title of this document is FDD Feature Planning Guide.

Audience
The primary audience for this document is service provider personnel who work with the
LTE RAN in one of the following capacities:
Network Operation and Maintenance Specialists
Network Planners
Engineers with responsibility for network planning, design, configuration, or
optimization
A secondary audience is Alcatel-Lucent personnel who are interested in learning about the
LTE RAN feature set.

Scope
This document lists features for the 9400 eNodeB only, not for the entire LTE Solution.
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Reason for reissue
This document has been reissued to add the following:
A statement that in LA5.0.0 feature L115223.1, Inter-freq Load Balancing, has a
capacity limit of < 8UE per eNodeB.
A statement that in LA5.0.0 there is a capacity limitation of 60 users for feature
115239.1, Voice over LTE for Commercial Launches.
Also, the following two features were deleted from this document because the features
were released in LA5.0.1, not LA5.0.0:
L115294 - Band 4 (AWS) ROCM LTE eNodeB Configurations in LA5.0.0
L115614 - Band 2 (PCS) ROCM LTE eNodeB Configurations in LA5.0.0

Supported systems
This document applies to the System Release LTE RAN Release LA5.0.0 frequency
division duplex (FDD).

Related documentation
The following documents also contain information about the LA5.0.0 feature set and also
can be used to help the service provider assess LA5.0.0 feature impacts on the service
provider's system:
9400 Release Operational Impact (ROI) FDD Reference Guide, 9YZ-03990-0006-
RKZZA
9412 eNodeB Alarms and Event Reference Guide, 9YZ-03990-0104-RKZZA
9412 eNodeB FDD Counters Reference Guide, 9YZ-03990-0105-RKZZA
9412 eNodeB Parameters Reference Guide, 9YZ-03990-0103-RKZZA

How to comment
To comment on this document, go to the Online Comment Form (http://infodoc.alcatel-
lucent.com/comments/) or e-mail your comments to the Comments Hotline
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Feature Planning Guide

Overview
Purpose
This chapter explains how features were selected for this document and gives reference
tables to help service providers find particular features.

Contents

About the features in this document 1-1


Listing of features by Feature ID 1-2
Listing of features by Feature Title 1-7
Listing of features by Program 1-12

About the features in this document


Customer-viewable features
This document lists and describes customer-viewable features that are new in LA5.0.0.

Both optional and base


Both optional and base features are included.

Selection criteria
The following rules were applied when selecting the features to go into this document:
Only LA5.0.0 features are included.
Internal-only, tracking, parity, and demo features are not included. (Trial features,
however, are included.)

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Only eNodeB features are included.
NPO features are not included.

What is a parity feature?


A parity feature is a feature that takes an existing feature and provides it on a new piece
of equipment.

Organizing principles
In this document, features are grouped using the following organizing principles:
Features are grouped by program.
Within program, features are presented in numerical order by Feature ID (FID).
For optional features, OI number and optional feature name are included.

What is a program?
Aprogram is a development organization within Alcatel-Lucent charged with developing
a certain type of feature. From the customer point of view the programs can be considered
general categories in which to group LTE RAN features.

Listing of features by Feature ID


Reference table
The following table lists LA5.0.0 customer-viewable features by Feature ID (FID).
Table 1-1 LA5.0.0 features by Feature ID

Feature ID Feature Title Program Type of OI (for Optional feature name


(FID) feature optional (for optional features
features only) only)
L103896.1 ECID location LTE optional 3BK36393AUAA Location Determination
method and Multime- Method ECID
LPP/LPPa location dia
control plane Services
protocol support
for Commercial
Deployment
L112790 eNB Reliability LTE base NA NA
Release

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Table 1-1 LA5.0.0 features by Feature ID (continued)

Feature ID Feature Title Program Type of OI (for Optional feature name


(FID) feature optional (for optional features
features only) only)
L115149.1 Support of LR base NA NA
Attribute Value Opera-
Change tional
Notifications Effective-
ness and
Element
Manage-
ment
System
L115203.1 Load based idle LR optional 3BK36395DCAA Load Based Idle Mode
Mode mobility Telecom Mobility
Services
L115204.1 Enhanced LR optional 3BK36395IBAA eMCTA upon radio
measurement Telecom coverage alarm with
parameter support Services measurement
for mobility configurations, thresholds
and target cells per QCI
L115216.1 LA5.0.0 Release LR base NA NA
Upgrade Support Opera-
tional
Effective-
ness and
Element
Manage-
ment
System
L115217.1 eNB Class LR base NA NA
Parameter Change Opera-
Improvements tional
Effective-
ness and
Element
Manage-
ment
System

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Table 1-1 LA5.0.0 features by Feature ID (continued)

Feature ID Feature Title Program Type of OI (for Optional feature name


(FID) feature optional (for optional features
features only) only)
L115218.1 Support for eNB LR base NA NA
Software Patching Opera-
tional
Effective-
ness and
Element
Manage-
ment
System
L115220.1 eNB US Time LR base NA NA
Zone Support for Opera-
PM Files tional
Effective-
ness and
Element
Manage-
ment
System
L115221.1 Support for SAM LR base NA NA
Provisioning of Opera-
Beta Parameters tional
Effective-
ness and
Element
Manage-
ment
System
L115222.1 VoIP Emergency LTE Base NA NA
call for Multime-
commercial dia
deployment Services
L115223.1 Inter-freq Load LR Optional 3BK36395DBAA Inter-frequency Load
Balancing Telecom Balancing
Services
L115232.1 KPI Targets LTE base NA NA
Release

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Table 1-1 LA5.0.0 features by Feature ID (continued)

Feature ID Feature Title Program Type of OI (for Optional feature name


(FID) feature optional (for optional features
features only) only)
L115233.1 eNB SW Capacity LTE base NA NA
Targets Digital
Evolution,
Capacity
and
Perfor-
mance
L115239.1 Voice over LTE for LTE optional 3BK36393AMAA Voice over LTE SPS and
Commercial Multime- DS
Launches dia
Services
L115248 BBU LTE RF base NA NA
Configurations in
LA5.0.0
L115287 Band 12 & 17 LTE RF base NA NA
Lower 700 MHz
LTE eNodeB
Configurations in
LA5.0.0
L115288 Band 13 Upper LTE RF base NA NA
700 MHz LTE
eNodeB
Configurations in
LA5.0.0
L115361.1 RLF monitoring LR optional 3BK36395IAAA RLF monitoring and
and recovery Telecom recovery improvement
improvement Step Services
1
L115372 Transport CAC LR optional 3BK36396DAAA Transport CAC
Transport
and
Security
L115458.1 Connected Mode LR optional 3BK36395IEAA Mobility control to
mobility enhanced Telecom reserved cells
for reserved cells Services

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Table 1-1 LA5.0.0 features by Feature ID (continued)

Feature ID Feature Title Program Type of OI (for Optional feature name


(FID) feature optional (for optional features
features only) only)
L115657.1 Compatibility LTE base NA NA
check between Digital
configuration and Evolution,
modem card Capacity
and
Perfor-
mance
L115977 v3 to v5 RUC LTE RF base NA NA
upgrades to 9412
Compact Outdoor
eNB -48v
baseband cabinets.
L115978 v3 to v5 RUC LTE RF base NA NA
upgrades to 9412
Compact Outdoor
eNB Type II -48v
baseband cabinets.
L115987 9926 Standalone LTE RF base NA NA
D2U upgrade Kit
for v3 to v5
Backplane and / or
RUC
L116367 Transport: 3 LR base NA NA
VLAN Transport
and
Security
L92126.1 SRVCC Support to LR Optional 3BK36394UDAA SRVCC to UTRAN for
UTRAN- Telecom voice calls
FDD/TDD Services
L97980.1 Improvements LR base NA NA
Over S1 Telecom
Services

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Reference table
The following table lists LA5.0.0 customer-viewable features by Feature Title.
Table 1-2 LA5.0.0 features by Feature Title

Feature FID Program Type of OI (for optional Optional feature name


Title number feature features only) (for optional features
only)
9926 L115987 LTE RF base NA NA
Standalone
D2U
upgrade Kit
for v3 to v5
Backplane
and / or
RUC
Band 12 & L115287 LTE RF base NA NA
17 Lower
700 MHz
LTE
eNodeB
Configura-
tions in
LA5.0.0
Band 13 L115288 LTE RF base NA NA
Upper 700
MHz LTE
eNodeB
Configura-
tions in
LA5.0.0
BBU L115248 LTE RF base NA NA
Configura-
tions in
LA5.0.0
Compatibil- L115657.1 LTE Digital base NA NA
ity check Evolution,
between Capacity
configura- and
tion and Perfor-
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Table 1-2 LA5.0.0 features by Feature Title (continued)

Feature FID Program Type of OI (for optional Optional feature name


Title number feature features only) (for optional features
only)
Connected L115458.1 LR Telecom optional 3BK36395IEAA Mobility control to reserved
Mode Services cells
mobility
enhanced
for reserved
cells
ECID L103896.1 LTE optional 3BK36393AUAA Location Determination
location Multimedia Method ECID
method and Services
LPP/LPPa
location
control
plane
protocol
support for
Commercial
Deployment
eNB Class L115217.1 LR base NA NA
Parameter Operational
Change Effective-
Improve- ness and
ments Element
Manage-
ment
System
eNB L112790 LTE base NA NA
Reliability Release
eNB SW L115233.1 LTE Digital base NA NA
Capacity Evolution,
Targets Capacity
and
Perfor-
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Feature FID Program Type of OI (for optional Optional feature name


Title number feature features only) (for optional features
only)
eNB US L115220.1 LR base NA NA
Time Zone Operational
Support for Effective-
PM Files ness and
Element
Manage-
ment
System
Enhanced L115204.1 LR Telecom optional 3BK36395IBAA eMCTA upon radio coverage
measure- Services alarm with measurement
ment configurations, thresholds and
parameter target cells per QCI
support for
mobility
Inter-freq L115223.1 LR Telecom Optional 3BK36395DBAA Inter-frequency Load
Load Services Balancing
Balancing
Improve- L97980.1 LR Telecom base NA NA
ments Over Services
S1
Inter-freq L115223.1 LR Telecom Optional 3BK36395DBAA Inter-frequency Load
Load Services Balancing
Balancing
KPI Targets L115232.1 LTE base NA NA
Release
LA5.0.0 L115216.1 LR base NA NA
Release Operational
Upgrade Effective-
Support ness and
Element
Manage-
ment
System
Load based L115203.1 LR Telecom optional 3BK36395DCAA Load Based Idle Mode
idle Mode Services Mobility
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Table 1-2 LA5.0.0 features by Feature Title (continued)

Feature FID Program Type of OI (for optional Optional feature name


Title number feature features only) (for optional features
only)
Mobility L115685.1 LR Telecom base NA NA
enhance- Services
ment for
VoIP
service
RLF L115361.1 LR Telecom optional 3BK36395IAAA RLF monitoring and recovery
monitoring Services improvement
and
recovery
improve-
ment Step 1
SRVCC L92126.1 LR Telecom Optional 3BK36394UDAA SRVCC to UTRAN for voice
Support to Services calls
UTRAN-
FDD/TDD
Support for L115218.1 LR base NA NA
eNB Operational
Software Effective-
Patching ness and
Element
Manage-
ment
System
Support for L115221.1 LR base NA NA
SAM Operational
Provision- Effective-
ing of Beta ness and
Parameters Element
Manage-
ment
System

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Feature FID Program Type of OI (for optional Optional feature name


Title number feature features only) (for optional features
only)
Support of L115149.1 LR base NA NA
Attribute Operational
Value Effective-
Change ness and
Notifica- Element
tions Manage-
ment
System
Transport L115372 LR optional 3BK36396DAAA Transport CAC
CAC Transport
and Security
Transport: 3 L116367 LR base NA NA
VLAN Transport
and Security
v3 to v5 L115977 LTE RF base NA NA
RUC
upgrades to
9412
Compact
Outdoor
eNB -48v
baseband
cabinets.
v3 to v5 L115978 LTE RF base NA NA
RUC
upgrades to
9412
Compact
Outdoor
eNB Type II
-48v
baseband
cabinets.
Voice over L115239.1 LTE optional 3BK36393AMAA Voice over LTE SPS and DS
LTE for Multimedia
Commercial Services
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Table 1-2 LA5.0.0 features by Feature Title (continued)

Feature FID Program Type of OI (for optional Optional feature name


Title number feature features only) (for optional features
only)
VoIP L115222.1 LTE Base NA NA
Emergency Multimedia
call for Services
commercial
deployment

Listing of features by Program


Reference table
The following table lists LA5.0.0 customer-viewable features by program.
Table 1-3 LA5.0.0 features by program

Program Feature Title FID number Type of OI (for Optional feature name
feature optional (for optional features
features only) only)
LR eNB Class L115217.1 base NA NA
Operational Parameter
Effectiveness Change
and Element Improvements
Management
System
LR eNB US Time L115220.1 base NA NA
Operational Zone Support
Effectiveness for PM Files
and Element
Management
System
LR LA5.0.0 L115216.1 base NA NA
Operational Release
Effectiveness Upgrade
and Element Support
Management
System

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Table 1-3 LA5.0.0 features by program (continued)

Program Feature Title FID number Type of OI (for Optional feature name
feature optional (for optional features
features only) only)
LR Support for L115218.1 base NA NA
Operational eNB Software
Effectiveness Patching
and Element
Management
System
LR Support for L115221.1 base NA NA
Operational SAM
Effectiveness Provisioning of
and Element Beta
Management Parameters
System
LR Support of L115149.1 base NA NA
Operational Attribute Value
Effectiveness Change
and Element Notifications
Management
System
LR Telecom Connected L115458.1 optional 3BK36395IEAA Mobility control to
Services Mode mobility reserved cells
enhanced for
reserved cells
LR Telecom Enhanced L115204.1 optional 3BK36395IBAA eMCTA upon radio
Services measurement coverage alarm with
parameter measurement
support for configurations, thresholds
mobility and target cells per QCI
LR Telecom Improvements L97980.1 base NA NA
Services Over S1
LR Telecom Inter-freq Load L115223.1 Optional 3BK36395DBAA Inter-frequency Load
Services Balancing Balancing
LR Telecom Load based idle L115203.1 optional 3BK36395DCAA Load Based Idle Mode
Services Mode mobility Mobility
LR Telecom Mobility L115685.1 base NA NA
Services enhancement
for VoIP
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Program Feature Title FID number Type of OI (for Optional feature name
feature optional (for optional features
features only) only)
LR Telecom RLF L115361.1 optional 3BK36395IAAA RLF monitoring and
Services monitoring and recovery improvement
recovery
improvement
Step 1
LR Telecom SRVCC L92126.1 Optional 3BK36394UDAA SRVCC to UTRAN for
Services Support to voice calls
UTRAN-
FDD/TDD
LR Transport Transport CAC L115372 optional 3BK36396DAAA Transport CAC
and Security
LR Transport Transport: 3 L116367 base NA NA
and Security VLAN
LTE Digital Compatibility L115657.1 base NA NA
Evolution, check between
Capacity and configuration
Performance and modem
card
LTE Digital eNB SW L115233.1 base NA NA
Evolution, Capacity
Capacity and Targets
Performance
LTE ECID location L103896.1 optional 3BK36393AUAA Location Determination
Multimedia method and Method ECID
Services LPP/LPPa
location control
plane protocol
support for
Commercial
Deployment
LTE Voice over LTE L115239.1 optional 3BK36393AMAA Voice over LTE SPS and
Multimedia for Commercial DS
Services Launches
LTE VoIP L115222.1 Base NA NA
Multimedia Emergency call
Services for commercial
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Program Feature Title FID number Type of OI (for Optional feature name
feature optional (for optional features
features only) only)
LTE Release eNB Reliability L112790 base NA NA
LTE Release KPI Targets L115232.1 base NA NA
LTE RF 9926 L115987 base NA NA
Standalone
D2U upgrade
Kit for v3 to v5
Backplane and
/ or RUC
LTE RF Band 12 & 17 L115287 base NA NA
Lower 700
MHz LTE
eNodeB
Configurations
in LA5.0.0
LTE RF Band 13 Upper L115288 base NA NA
700 MHz LTE
eNodeB
Configurations
in LA5.0.0
LTE RF BBU L115248 base NA NA
Configurations
in LA5.0.0
LTE RF v3 to v5 RUC L115977 base NA NA
upgrades to
9412 Compact
Outdoor eNB
-48v baseband
cabinets.
LTE RF v3 to v5 RUC L115978 base NA NA
upgrades to
9412 Compact
Outdoor eNB
Type II -48v
baseband
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Overview
Purpose
This chapter describes customer-viewable features introduced in LTE RAN LA5.0.0.
The features are sorted by program and, within program, by Feature ID (FID).

Contents

LR Operational Effectiveness and Element Management System 2-3


L115149.1 - Support of Attribute Value Change Notifications 2-3
L115216.1 - LA5 Release Upgrade Support 2-5
L115217.1 - eNB Class Parameter Change Improvements 2-6
L115218.1 - Support for eNB Software Patching 2-9
L115220.1 - eNB US Time Zone Support for PM Files 2-11
L115221.1 - Support for SAM Provisioning of Beta Parameters 2-12
LR Telecom Services 2-14
L115203.1 - Load based Idle Mode mobility 2-14
L115204.1 - Enhanced measurement parameter support for mobility 2-16
L115223.1 Inter-freq Load Balancing 2-18
L115361.1 - RLF monitoring and recovery improvement (Step 1) 2-20
L115458.1 - Connected Mode mobility enhanced for reserved cells 2-23
L115685.1 - Mobility enhancement for VoIP service 2-25
L92126.1 - SRVCC Support to UTRAN-FDD/TDD 2-28
L97980.1 - Improvements Over S1 2-30
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L116367 - Transport: 3 VLAN 2-35


LTE Digital Evolution, Capacity and Performance 2-38
L115233.1 - eNB SW Capacity Targets 2-38
L115657.1 - Compatibility check between configuration and modem card 2-40
LTE Multimedia Services 2-42
L103896.1 - ECID location method and LPP/LPPa location control plane 2-42
protocol support for Commercial Deployment
L115222.1 - VoIP Emergency call for commercial deployment 2-45
L115239.1 - Voice over LTE for Commercial Launches 2-47
LTE Release - LA 5.0.0 2-49
L112790 - eNB Reliability 2-49
L115232.1 - KPI Targets 2-51
LTE RF 2-53
L115248 - BBU Configurations in LA5.0.0 2-53
L115287 - Band 12 & 17 (Lower 700 MHz) LTE eNodeB Configurations in 2-55
LA5.0.0
L115288 - Band 13 (Upper 700 MHz) LTE eNodeB Configurations in LA5.0.0 2-55
L115977 - v3 to v5 RUC upgrades to 9412 Compact Outdoor eNB -48v 2-56
baseband cabinets
L115978 - v3 to v5 RUC upgrades to 9412 Compact Outdoor eNB Type II -48v 2-57
baseband cabinets
L115987 - 9926 Standalone D2U upgrade Kit for v3 to v5 Backplane and / or 2-57
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Management System

Overview
Purpose
This section lists customer-viewable features that were developed in the LR Operational
Effectiveness and Element Management System program and are new in LA5.0.0.

Contents

L115149.1 - Support of Attribute Value Change Notifications 2-3


L115216.1 - LA5 Release Upgrade Support 2-5
L115217.1 - eNB Class Parameter Change Improvements 2-6
L115218.1 - Support for eNB Software Patching 2-9
L115220.1 - eNB US Time Zone Support for PM Files 2-11
L115221.1 - Support for SAM Provisioning of Beta Parameters 2-12

L115149.1 - Support of Attribute Value Change Notifications


FID L115149.1 Support of Attribute Value Change Notifications
Global Market, NAR Market

Feature Description
This feature allows the eNodeB to inform the Management System (5620 SAM) of any
creation or deletion of managed objects and attribute value changes that occur on the
eNodeB dynamically and are not initiated by the Management System.

Feature Benefits
The introduction of the proactive notification from the eNodeB to the Management
system allows the operator to be aware of the autonomous changes occurring in the
eNodeB. This functionality is particularly useful for SON. Any tuning or dynamic
adjustment of parameters as a result of a SON function in the eNodeB is immediately
communicated to the 5620 SAM via SNMP, allowing the operator visibility into the
changes as a result of optimization.

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This also allows the Management System to be in sync with the eNodeB.
In addition the notifications are also raised via NETCONF. Any northbound system can
subscribe to these notifications.
Notifications are raised for all read-only parameters (like hardware equipment
parameters) as well, allowing the operator visibility into any hardware-related
autonomous parameter changes.

Impacted Systems
eNodeB OAM, SAM, and NPO

Dependencies
This is a base feature and is related to the introduction of the NETCONF tail-f stack.

Restrictions/Limitations
None

Engineering Impacts
There are no engineering impacts. The feature already takes into account any flooding
due to bulk changes. For example, if a WO is pushed down from the NEM, this change is
considered a bulk change and there will only be a single notification raised, which will
trigger 5620 SAM to up-sync the changes.

Operational Requirements
None.

Feature Type
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FID L115216.1 - LA5 Release Upgrade Support
Global Market, NAR Market

Feature Description
This feature supports the eNodeB software upgrade from LA4.0 to LA5.0.0. Any upgrade
to LA5.0.0 must step through LA4.0 first.
This feature is mandatory to support release upgrades for customers.

Feature Benefits
This feature helps support the migration of eNodeB configuration between software
releases without major network impacts, speeding up the release upgrade process and
minimizing network downtime for release upgrades.

Impacted Systems
OAM, Platform, SAM, and NEM

Dependencies
Features
LS30024-05 End to End Software Upgrade from LE4.0 to LE5.0.
Hardware
This feature applies to all eNodeB hardware that is supported in LA5.0.0.
Software
Any upgrade to LA5.0.0 must step through LA4.0 first.
Interworking
To software upgrade an eNodeB to LA5.0.0 requires SAM 10.0 R1 or LA5.0.0 NEM.
Devices
None
Standards
None

Restrictions/Limitations
Any upgrade to LA5.0.0 must step through LA4.0 first.
This feature is for FDD only.

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Engineering Impacts
None

Operational Requirements
To software upgrade an eNodeB to LA5.0.0 requires SAM 10.0 R1 or LA5.0.0 NEM. The
eNodeB to be upgraded must be on an LA4.0 software load. The desired LA5.0.0 eNodeB
software load must be present on the Code Server.

Feature Type
Base

L115217.1 - eNB Class Parameter Change Improvements


L115217.1 eNB Class Parameter Change Improvements
Global Market, NAR Market

Feature Description
This feature improves the ability to re-configure the eNodeB without impact on service.
The key driver behind this feature is to further reduce the number of configuration
parameters that require an eNodeB reboot or board reset when updated in the eNodeB.

Classification MIM Definition / Comment Modem Reset / Cell


Impact?
AE01 A---full-eNodeB-reset Reset of entire eNodeB // Longest Yes / Yes
outage duration
BE01 B--Modems+Cells-of-eNodeB Reset of all Modems of the eNodeB + Yes / Yes
their cells
BE03 B--Modem+Cell(s) Reset of associated Modem + all its Yes / Yes
cells
BE02 B--Cells-of-eNodeB Disable and re-enable of all cells of the No / Yes
eNodeB // Shorter outage than BE01
since no modem reset
BE04 B--Cell(s)-of-Modem Disable and re-enable of all cells of the No / Yes
associated Modem // shorter outage
than BE03
BE05 B--Cell Disable and re-enable of the single No / Yes
associated cell // smallest coverage hole
and UE impact

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Classification MIM Definition / Comment Modem Reset / Cell


Impact?
BE06 B--Associated-N/W-Layers Reset of the networking layer No / No
instance(s) that are directly associated
with the parameter, that is,
L2/VLAN(s), network, transport. Reset,
also, of those layer instance(s) that are
supported by the directly associated
layer(s). // Neighbor eNodeBs fall back
to S1 HO if X2 is reset
BE07 BS1-interface Reset of associated SCTP & S1 No / No
interface
BE08 B--X2-interface Reset of associated SCTP & X2 No / No
interface // Neighbor eNodeBs fall back
to S1 HO after X2 is reset

Feature Benefits
This feature is part of the ongoing drive to improve the operability of the eNodeB during
commercial operation. This feature benefits the operator by further reducing the need for
downtime of the eNodeB during configuration upgrades which will in turn increase the
time during which the eNodeB is able to handle traffic and therefore generate revenue.

Impacted Systems
eNodeB and OAM

Dependencies
Features
None
Hardware
eCEM based eNodeB
Software
WPS (for configuration verification)
Interworking
None
Devices
Rel-9 UE and Rel-8 UE

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Standards
36.331 etc

Restrictions/ Limitation
A Signal Quality alarm (IK4006014) may be raised in some scenarios for cells equipped
with certain type of RFM see Engineering Impacts for more details.

Engineering Impacts
Upon detection of an S1 link outage the eNodeB will not only auto-bar each cell of the
eNodeB but also reduce the cell's referenceSignalPower by a configurable offset
(DynamicCoverageMgmt::cellShrinkForS1LinksOutage that can be up to 30 dB) to
minimize inter-cell interference. Depending on whether the type of RFM of the cell
supports "EDPD bypass" or not, an RFM Signal Quality alarm (IK4006014) may be
raised as a result of referenceSignalPower change to the minimum (reduced by 30 dB).
Since referenceSignalPower is proportional to total Tx power and output linearization for
high fidelity of signal is not needed when it is reduced by (up to) 30 dB, the alarm may be
ignored if the goal is to eliminate inter-cell interference when all S1 links are lost.
Alternatively, the configurable offset of cellShrinkForS1LinksOutage can be set to a
smaller value (for example, 15 dB) to avoid the alarm in the S1 link outage scenario at the
expense of a certain level of inter-cell interference.

Operational Requirements
This feature introduces the following new parameters:
TxPowerDynamicRange::maxRefSigPower - This parameter specifies the upper
bound of referenceSignalPower above which the cell's LTE RRH/TRDU will not
operate properly and ACLR (adjacent channel leakage ratio) level is strictly limited by
FCC and ETSI regulations. The value is derived from the power settings of the cell
and managed by Alcatel-Lucent Templates. WARNING: The maximum absolute
power per RE must not be exceeded. This parameter must not be changed without an
agreement from Alcatel-Lucent.
TxPowerDynamicRange::minRefSigPower - This parameter specifies the lower
bound of referenceSignalPower below which the cell's LTE RRH/TRDU may not
operate properly. The value is derived from the power settings of the cell and
managed by Alcatel-Lucent Templates. WARNING: The minimum absolute power
per RE taking into account LTE RRH/TRDU minimum power should be respected.
This parameter must not be changed without an agreement from Alcatel-Lucent.

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DynamicCoverageMgmt::cellShrinkForS1LinksOutage - This parameter specifies an
offset from referenceSignalPower and the net is used to minimize cell coverage when
the cell is auto barred due to S1 links outage where existing calls are locally released
gradually and outgoing HOs are not possible. Typically the offset value is larger than
cellShrinkForCallsDraining to eliminate coverage overlapping with neighbor cells for
minimal inter-cell interference.
DynamicCoverageMgmt::cellShrinkForOamBarring - This parameter specifies an
offset from referenceSignalPower and the net is used when the cell is manually barred
by OAM. The offset can be set to a value different from cellShrinkForCallsDraining
or cellShrinkForS1LinksOutage.
DynamicCoverageMgmt::cellShrinkForCallsDraining - This parameter specifies an
offset from referenceSignalPower and the net is used to encourage outgoing HO from
the cell and discourage incoming HO to the cell when existing calls on the cell are
drained prior to Cell Block by auto use of cell barring. Typically the offset value is
smaller than cellShrinkForS1LinksOutage to maintain coverage overlapping with
neighbor cells during the draining interval.
Note: Multiple steps of automatic cell shrinking are not supported in this release.
Update of existing parameters:
Many (not listed here) Some are changed to Class C; some are changed to per-cell from
per-eNodeB.

Feature Type
Base

L115218.1 - Support for eNB Software Patching


FID L115218.1 Support for eNB Software Patching
Global Market

Feature Description
This feature is intended to enhance the software management of the eNodeB by:
Rebuilding only those software executable files that have changed
Downloading only those software executable files that have changed
Activating a new software load with the least disruptive actions possible.
Rebuilding and downloading only those software executable files (SEFs) that have
changed is an important step to facilitate patching and to reduce software download and
activation times. For LTE, a "patch" is a complete load build with a unique name and
version just like any other load but the thing that makes this a patch is that only one (or a

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small number) of SEFs have changed from the previous load. The other SEFs are the
same. If the eNodeB can recognize and download only those SEFs that have changed,
software download times are reduced. But the bigger advantage comes because software
activation times can also be reduced. The eNodeB resets only the boards that are affected
by the changed SEFs, for example, a modem reset or a RF module (RFM) reset instead of
a complete eNodeB reset. This reduces downtime during software upgrades.

Feature Benefits
This feature benefits the customer by reducing download times, reducing activation times,
reducing downtime during software upgrades, and facilitating patching.

Impacted Systems
OAM

Dependencies
Features
None
Hardware
This feature applies to all eNodeB hardware that is supported in LA5.0.0.
Software
None
Interworking
None
Devices
None
Standards
None

Restrictions/Limitations
SEFs are built at the HW unit level, meaning there is one SEF per HW board type. There
is one SEF for each controller, modem and RF module type. In addition, all the modems
in an eNodeB must be of the same type.

Engineering Impacts
None

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Operational Requirements
In most cases, software activation still causes a service outage even if only the affected
HW units are reset. Service outages happen for the following reasons:
If the controller software changes, an eNodeB reset is required.
If the modem software changes and all modems are the same type, then all modems
are reset.
If the RFM software changes for a particular RFM type, then all RFMs of that type
are reset. In general, an eNodeB uses the same type of RFM for all sectors.

Feature Type
Base

L115220.1 - eNB US Time Zone Support for PM Files


FID L115220.1 eNB US Time Zone Support for PM Files
NAR Market

Feature Description
This feature provides the ability to manage the time zone of individual eNodeBs The
eNodeB Time will be made available in eNodeB performance reports.
The eNodeB provides and manages the UTC offset and the DST rules. The eNodeB
displays eNodeB local time with +/- UTC offset if timeZoneName is set to
Non-UTC.
A new parameter, timeZoneName, is used to support this feature. This parameter allows
the service provider to configure the timeZoneName for a particular eNodeB via SAM.
Note: The timeZoneName format matches with the Olson time zone database for
timeZoneName format.
The following time zones are supported:
Atlantic Standard Time (AST) UTC-4
Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5
Central Standard Time (CST) UTC-6
Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7
Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8
Alaskan Standard Time (AKST) UTC-9
Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) UTC-10
Samoa standard time (SST) UTC-11

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Chamorro Standard Time (CHST) (UTC+10)
Wake Island (US) (UTC+12)

Feature Benefits
This feature provides the operator the view of actual eNodeB time which can often be
different to that of the Management System. It is an aid to troubleshooting the real time in
which performance issues may have occurred on the eNodeB.

Impacted Systems
eNodeB OAM and SAM

Dependencies
None

Restrictions/Limitations
None

Engineering Impacts
None

Operational Requirements
Operational requirements are eNodeB and SAM with LA5.0.0 generic software installed.

Feature Type
Base

L115221.1 - Support for SAM Provisioning of Beta Parameters


FID L115221.1 - Support for SAM Provisioning of Beta Parameters
Global Market, NAR Market

Feature Description
This feature further improves eNodeB self configuration by moving all Beta parameters
from SNMP to NETCONF.

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Feature Benefits
With this improvement, operators are no longer required to use NEM to provision beta
parameters. With this improvement, operators need only configure one single
configuration file of the eNodeB (NETCONF alpha parameters + NETCONF beta
parameters + NETCONF gamma) from the WPS and SAM. However, the OAM system
still provides an option for operators to use the local NEM to configure the NETCONF
Beta parameters if there is a need during eNodeB commissioning.

Impacted Systems
OAM, NEM, WPS and SAM

Dependencies
None

Restrictions/Limitations
None

Engineering Impacts
None

Operational Requirements
eNodeB and SAM with LA5.0.0 generic software installed.

Feature Type
Base

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Overview
Purpose
This section lists customer-viewable features that were developed in the LR Telecom
Services program and are new in LA5.0.0.

Contents

L115203.1 - Load based Idle Mode mobility 2-14


L115204.1 - Enhanced measurement parameter support for mobility 2-16
L115223.1 Inter-freq Load Balancing 2-18
L115361.1 - RLF monitoring and recovery improvement (Step 1) 2-20
L115458.1 - Connected Mode mobility enhanced for reserved cells 2-23
L115685.1 - Mobility enhancement for VoIP service 2-25
L92126.1 - SRVCC Support to UTRAN-FDD/TDD 2-28
L97980.1 - Improvements Over S1 2-30

L115203.1 - Load based Idle Mode mobility


FID L115203.1 - Load based Idle Mode mobility
Global Market

Optional feature name


Load Based Idle Mode Mobility

OI number
3BK36395DCAA

Feature Description
This feature enables the eNodeB to automatically change the cell reselection parameters
broadcast in the SIB3 based on the load in the serving cell. Up to 4 loading levels can be
defined. For each loading level the service provider can configure the amount by which

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each SIB3 reselection parameter will be modified. The following SIB3 parameters can be
adapted: q-Hyst, threshServingLow, threshServingLowQ-R9, s-nonIntraSearch,
s-nonIntraSearchP-r9, and s-nonIntraSearchQ-r9.
Up to 3 loading levels can be defined by creating a CellReselectionAdaptation object for
each level.
Each CellReselectionAdaptation object contains parameters that define the delta between
the existing MIM parameters that are used to populate each of the SIB3 parameters listed
above and the SIB3 value to use at a loading level that is defined by CellReselectionAd-
aptation::lowerBound and CellReselectionAdaptation::upperBound.
If the cell loading is not within the range defined by any CellReselectionAdaptation
object then the SIB3 value is taken from the baseline MIM parameter in
CellSelectionReselectionConf. Thus it is possible to construct 4 loading levels if desired,
for example when CellSelectionReselectionConf has 3 objects defined as follows:
Object 1 has bounds of 80 and 100%
Object 2 has bounds of 60 and 79%
Object 3 has bounds of 0 and 19%
When the loading level is from 20 to 59% the normal MIM parameters in
CellSelectionReselectionConf apply.
The service provider can configure how often the automated adjustment can be made. The
loading level is derived from the recent UL / DL PRB consumption.
An individual weighting factor can be applied for each of the 4 components of PRB
consumption using MIM parameters. At the interval defined by autoReselectMinInterval
the system will apply the weighting factors as following:
CellSelectionReselectionConf::weightDlPrbCell * (% of cell DL PRB consumed)
CellSelectionReselectionConf::weightUlPrbCell * (% of cell UL PRB consumed)
CellSelectionReselectionConf::weightDlPrbEnb * (% of total PRB consumption of
the band in DL)
CellSelectionReselectionConf::weightUlPrbEnb * (% of total PRB consumption of
the band in UL)

Feature Benefits
This feature provides the capability to automatically adjust broadcast cell reselection
parameters based on the loading condition of the serving cell. It can reduce the load in the
serving cell by causing some idle UEs to re-select to neighbor cells, and thus some future
connection requests will be handled by the neighbors. The operator will be able to
configure the extent of the adjustments made.

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Impacted Systems
eNodeB

Dependencies
None

Restrictions/Limitations
The decision to change the parameters does not consider the load of the neighboring cells.

Engineering Impacts
None

Operational Requirements
eNodeB with LA5.0.0 generic software installed.

Feature Type
Optional

L115204.1 - Enhanced measurement parameter support for


mobility
L115204.1 - Enhanced measurement parameter support for mobility
Global Market, USA Market

Optional feature name


eMCTA upon radio coverage alarm with measurement configurations, thresholds and
target cells per QCI

OI number
3BK36395IBA

Feature description
This feature introduces the following three enhancements to handover management:
Support for different RSRQ and RSRP radio measurement thresholds for per QCI
group

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Per QCI-Group Measurement Parameters, a call is considered to be in the VoIP QCI
Group if it has a VoIP bearer set up; in the non-VoIP GBR QCI Group if it has a GBR
bearer but no VoIP bearer set up; in the non-GBR QCI Group otherwise.
Existing measurement parameters apply to calls that have only non-GBR parameters;
for the other types of calls (VoIP, calls with non-VoIP GBR bearers), offsets are
applied:
Support for simultaneous power and quality based Intra-LTE and IRAT measurement
configurations
This support is achieved through the configuration of two event reports
(ReportConfigEUTRA object), one power-based and the other quality-based, for the
purpose of activating (A2) or deactivating (A1) measurement gaps and
inter-frequency/inter-RAT measurements, for blind redirection (A2), and for intra- and
inter-frequency handover (A3, A4 and A5). Report configurations for inter-RAT
mobility (B2) can also be duplicated to have both power-based and quality-based
serving cell thresholds.
Enabling of multi-carrier measurement prioritization for load balancing purposes
Carriers are divided into 3 priority groups with the two following parameters:
mediumToHighPriorityThreshold and lowToMediumPriorityThreshold.
Measurements for high priority carriers are set up when the offload decision is taken.
Measurements for medium priority carriers are set up after timeOffsetForMediumPri-
orityCarriers has elapsed.
Measurements for low priority carriers are set up after another timeOffsetForLowPri-
orityCarriers has elapsed.

Feature benefits
This feature enhances eNodeB measurement management to enable Simultaneous RSRP
and RSRQ measurements, per QCI grouped RSRP and RSRQ thresholds and increased
service provider control on handover procedures.

Impacted systems
OAM and eNodeB

Dependencies
Hardware
None
Software
None
Interworking
None
Devices
None
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Standards
None

Feature type
Optional

L115223.1 Inter-freq Load Balancing


L115223.1 - Inter-freq Load Balancing
Global Market, NAR Market

Optional feature name


Inter-frequency Load Balancing

OI number
3BK36395DBAA

Feature Description
This feature introduces the capability of performing load balancing between eUTRAN
carriers.
The feature can be split by function, into three parts:
Preventive offloading / load balancing: Includes the triggers and mechanisms used to
balance the load between LTE carriers in connected mode
Load information exchange over X2, per 3GPP TS36.423: Allows the gathering of
load information from neighbor cells in eNodeBs connected through X2
Aims to redirect UEs to another frequency within LTE when the cell becomes
loaded.
Cell load is determined by the total number of UL/DL PRBs consumption.
Threshold configurable by operator.
Hysteresis configurable parameter (in the order of seconds) preventing load
balancing from being triggered too often.
eMCTA load and capacity filtering: Allows the system to avoid triggering an
inter-frequency handover to a cell that is highly loaded.
The target cell load can be used by eMCTA as either a differentiator or as target cell
selection criteria.
As a differentiator, the information allows the cell with the lesser load to be selected.
As target cell selection criteria, the information can be used, along with a threshold
condition, to filter out target cells that have a certain load.
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Feature Benefits
Service providers want to make the best possible use of their spectrum while ensuring the
best possible Quality of Service to their subscribers. One way to achieve this is through
ensuring proper balancing of the load across technologies/carriers.

Impacted Systems
OAM and eNodeB

Dependencies
Features
L115372 Transport CAC
Standards
36.423 X2 application protocol

Restrictions/Limitations
If there are too many neighboring eNodeBs and the periodicity of resource status update
is too short, CPU load might be increased significantly.
In LA5.0.0 and LA5.0.1, this feature has a capacity limitation of < 8UE per eNodeB. In
LA6.0.1 that limitation does not exist.

Engineering Impacts
See "Restrictions/Limitations".

Operational Requirements

Feature Type
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L115361.1 - RLF monitoring and recovery improvement (Step


1)
L115361.1 - RLF monitoring and recovery improvement (Step 1)
Global Market

Feature Description
With this feature, the NodeB provides detection capability to monitor the radio link
failures (RLF) caused by RRC re-establishment on an unprepared cell. The detection
capability provides the per monitored cell relation between one cell and its LTE
intra-frequency neighboring cells. This monitoring relies on PM counters per Neighbor
Cell Relations (NCR).

Optional feature name


RLF monitoring and recovery improvement

OI number
3BK36395IAAA

Feature Benefits
This feature improves network monitoring capability and improves commercial KPI for
handover mobility.

Impacted Systems
For this feature, the main impacted subsystem in the eNodeB is CallP. The CallP is
impacted by the following scenarios:
Intra-eNodeB handover scenarios:
HO to wrong cell: Re-establishment on wrong eNodeB during intra-eNodeB HO
execution
HO to wrong cell: Re-establishment on wrong eNodeB after successful
intra-eNodeB HO execution
Inter-eNodeB handover (over X2) scenarios:
HO too late: Re-establishment before X2 HO preparation request
HO too early: After successful X2 HO execution
HO to wrong cell: Re-establishment on wrong eNodeB during X2 HO execution
HO to wrong cell: Re-establishment on wrong eNodeB after successful X2 HO
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This feature also impacts the other eNodeB subsystems:
CM: The eNodeB CM model includes a feature activation flag, parameters for guard
timer.
PM: The eNodeB CM model includes new counters and new screening on existing
counters.
PCMD: The eNodeB PCMD adds an RLF INDICATION in UE PCMD record with
Re-establishment ECGI.
WiPS: The eNodeB WPS includes about 10 WPS checks to configure the feature.
This feature also impacts NPO. The centralized CDR algorithm in NPO uses the
monitoring data provided by the eNodeB with L115361.1 RLF monitoring (Step 1).

Dependencies
Features
Interactions with other features:
FID L115361.1 includes the deployment scenarios where the source eNodeB has not
yet prepared the handover and where therefore the target eNodeB does not have the
UE context and cannot recover the re-establishment that is triggered by the UE. These
scenarios are said to be 'with re-establishment to an unprepared cell'. Any other case is
not in the scope of L115361.1. Other cases can be supported by the eNodeB via other
features like post-LA5 L103177 SON Handover Optimization. There is a split of
scenarios between LA5 L115361.1 and post-LA5 L103177.
L115361.1 interacts also with post-LA5 L103177 because L115361.1 RLF monitoring
data is used by L103177 MRO.
L115361.1 interacts also with post-LA5 L114476 Centralized Call Drop Rate Self
Optimization because L115361.1 RLF monitoring data is used by L114476 CDR.
Note that these interactions are not applicable for LA5.
Dependencies on other features: None
There is no dependency on any other feature.
The proposed network architecture for L115361.1 uses the basic eNodeB services for PM
file transmission and for PCMD transmission from the eNodeB to the NPO via the
EMS/SAM. Before LA5 the PM file was sent from the eNodeB to EMS/SAM via SNMP
and from the EMS/SAM to NPO via FTP. In LA5.0.0, FID L115462 PM Counter
Delivery via sFTP improves PM reporting mechanism with sFTP: this is a basic eNodeB
PM service.
Hardware
No impact
Software
No impact
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Interworking
None.
Devices
No impact
Standards
Uu - 3GPP TS 36.331
No impact
X2 - 3GPP TS 36.423: two new R9 messages
X2AP RLF INDICATION
X2AP HANDOVER REPORT
S1 - 3GPP TS 36.413
No impact

Restrictions/Limitations
The following requirements are not supported by the eNodeB in LA5.0.0:
The eNodeB shall allow RRC Connection Re-establishment Request from a UE with
no UE context already prepared in the eNodeB.
The eNodeB Shall be able to fetch a UE context from the source eNodeB or another
eNodeB after reception of a RRC Connection Re-establishment Request message
from a UE.

Engineering Impacts
None

Operational Requirements
This section includes items that the service provider should be aware of with regard to
operating and/or provisioning L115705 into their network. This following new parameters
are included:
ActivationService::isRlfMonitoringAllowed
This parameter enables or disables the Radio Link Failure monitoring function.

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LteCell::hoReportTimer
This parameter is used for the following case: when the handover is successful from a
source cell to a target cell, a re-establishment can occur with the source cell or a
wrong cell. This parameter specifies the maximum time the eNodeB allows at the
target cell to determine whether it should count a 'Handover Too Late' towards the
re-establishment cell or whether it should inform the source cell of a failure
('Handover Too Early' if the re-establishment is on the source cell or 'Handover To
Wrong Cell' if the reestablishment is on a wrong cell). This timer is started in the
eNodeB after an incoming intra-eNodeB or X2 handover is successful. Refer to TS
36.300.
This feature has no impact on existing parameters.

Feature Type
Optional

L115458.1 - Connected Mode mobility enhanced for reserved


cells
L115458.1 - Connected Mode mobility enhanced for reserved cells
Global Market, NAR Market

Feature Description
The aim of this feature is to allow handovers towards cells reserved for service provider
use for UEs used by the service provider's staff, and to block all other incoming
handovers.
Prior to opening up newly installed eNodeBs to use by commercial UEs, service
providers may have a period of time where access to these eNodeBs is restricted and the
service provider's teams verify that the radio parameters have been set properly. 3GPP
Standards have a mechanism to forbid idle mode reselection of commercial UEs towards
these restricted eNodeBs, but there is no mechanism to forbid incoming handovers of
commercial UEs while allowing handovers of the service provider's test UEs. This feature
introduces a proprietary mechanism to permit this behavior. The mechanism is based on
associating a given RFSP index value to the service provider's test UEs, and using this
RFSP index in the eNodeB to distinguish the service provider's test UEs from the general
population UEs.
Alcatel-Lucent's customers will gain from this mechanism as they will be able to perform
more testing in a controlled environment prior to opening up the new eNodeBs to
commercial use.

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To mitigate the fact that handovers to reserved cells are not allowed for commercial UEs,
this feature also introduces a handover retry mechanism on the second best cell if the
handover preparation to the best cell fails for specific reasons.
Operational aspects of the feature include:
CM
Parameter to indicate for which RFSP index incoming handovers should be
allowed when a cell is reserved for service provider use
Parameter to allow handover retry to a second best cell
Parameter to activate the feature

Optional feature name


Mobility control to reserved cells

OI number
3BK36395IEAA

Feature Benefits
This feature enables Alcatel-Lucent's customers to perform handover testing with
dedicated test UEs without permitting commercial users to access the cells. This allows
for performing parameter tuning prior to putting into commercial service a newly
deployed eNodeB or cluster of eNodeBs.

Impacted Systems
OAM, eNodeB and MME

Dependencies
MME HSS support of SPID
Features
LS115648 - Intra-LTE Connected Mode mobility enhanced for reserved cells
Hardware
None
Software
None
Interworking
MME and HSS

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Devices
UE with an Access Class 11 or 15.
Standards
TS22.011 defines the Access Classes of the UE.
TS23.401 defines how the RFSP is handled by the MME.
TS36.300 (Annex I) defines ranges for service provider-specific and reference RFSP
values.
TS36.413.
TS36.423.

Feature Type
Optional

L115685.1 - Mobility enhancement for VoIP service


L115685.1 - Mobility enhancement for VoIP service
Global Market, NAR Market

Feature Description
Feature L103685 includes the following enhancements to the eNodeB to support the IMS
VoIP mobility service:
Capability to ensure right mobility mechanism to be used for VoIP service mobility
based on UE, eUTRAN and UTRAN neighbors capability;
Capability to block IMS VoIP mobility between an LTE cluster that is VoIP capable
and an LTE cluster that is not VoIP capable;
Capability to trigger SRVCC to UTRAN when VoIP is not supported by UTRAN;
Capability to lock CCO procedure to GERAN for an established VoIP call;
Capability to lock RRC redirection mobility procedure for an established VoIP call
except in cases where the risk of call dropping is high;
CAC enhancement: Average number of UL PRB(s) consumed on a per VoIP, GBR
and non-GBR QCI type over a given duration.
The following figures describe main VoIP mobility use cases supported by this feature:

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Feature benefit
This feature enhances the eNodeB mobility management to support VoIP service. The
feature allows maintaining VoIP calls as long as possible in the following situations:
When the UE enters an eUTRAN area where IMS VoIP is not supported.
When mobility towards UTRAN is triggered for an established IMS VoIP and IMS
VoIP is not supported by UTRAN, an SRVCC to UTRAN procedure may be
attempted, thus allowing Voice call continuity by transferring the service into the
UTRAN CS domain.

Impacted Systems
OAM and eNodeB

Dependencies
Features
L115222.1 Voice over LTE for commercial deployment
L92126.1 SRVCC support to UTRAN
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Hardware
None
Software
None
Interworking
UTRAN supports incoming SRVCC from eUTRAN
Devices
Support of SRVCC to UTRAN
Standards
None

Restrictions/Limitations
None

Engineering Impacts
Granularity of support VoIP in EUTRAN is per Tracking Area.

Operational Requirements
For intra LTE mobility management: Provisioning of the list of Tracking Areas not
supporting IMS VoIP.
For mobility to UTRAN management: Provisioning of UTRAN cell capability concerning
IMS VoIP support.

Feature Type
Base

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FID L92126.1 SRVCC Support to UTRAN-FDD/TDD
Global Market, NAR Market

Optional feature name


SRVCC to UTRAN for voice calls

OI number
3BK36394UDAA

Feature Description
This feature provides eNodeB support of the SRVCC procedure as defined in 3GPP
specification TS 23.216 to enable handover of IMS VoIP calls from LTE to the UMTS CS
domain, where the IMS multimedia telephony sessions need to be anchored in the IMS.
The eNodeB capabilities provided by this feature are the following:
Perform appropriate neighbor cell selection and measurement configuration to the
UE, and determine that SRVCC is required for this handover based on UE/network
capability, QCI and target cell's VoIP capability.
Initiate handover request to MME and indicate SRVCC handover to CS domain in the
message.
Initiate handover from LTE to UE.

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Feature Benefits
The SRVCC capability provided by this feature is important for the IMS Voice service
launch in LTE. The SRVCC capability enables voice call continuity from a PS access
(LTE) to a CS access (UTRAN) for calls that are anchored in IMS when the UE is
capable of Tx/Rx on only one of those RAN at a given time. SRVCC to UTRAN gives a
CS-handover-like user experience for voice calls when changing between LTE PS access
and legacy UTRAN CS access.

Impacted Systems
eNodeB, MME, SGSN, MSC, HSS, UE, and OAM

Dependencies
Features
L76498 (eUTRAN to UTRAN Inter-RAT Mobility Cell Reselection/redirection)
L96372 (eUTRAN to UTRAN Inter-RAT Mobility PS Handover)
Device
UE to support SRVCC

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Restrictions/Limitations
None

Engineering Impacts
None

Operational Requirements
None

Feature Type
Optional

L97980.1 - Improvements Over S1


FID L97980.1 Improvements Over S1
Global Market, NAR Market

Feature Description
This feature introduces the following improvements related to the S1 interface:
Support of partial failures of Path Switch Request procedure
In case the EPC failed to perform the user plane path switch for at least one, but not
all, of the eRABs, the eNodeB considers the Path Switch procedure as successful and
releases the data radio bearers corresponding to the failed eRABs.
Support of the incoming Error Indication message from MME
When Error Indication messages are received from the MME, the eNodeB takes
appropriate actions, such as release of resources associated to inconsistent S1AP IDs,
and abortion of ongoing procedures, depending on the ongoing procedure state and on
the type of detected error.
New counters to count received and sent Error Indication messages

Feature Benefits
This feature improves S1 error handling.

Impacted Systems
eNodeB

Dependencies
None
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Restrictions/Limitations
None

Engineering Impacts
None

Operational Requirements
None

Feature Type
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Overview
Purpose
This section lists customer-viewable features that were developed in the LR Transport and
Security program and are new in LA5.0.0.

Contents

L115372 - Transport CAC 2-32


L116367 - Transport: 3 VLAN 2-35

L115372 - Transport CAC


FID L115372 Transport CAC
Global Market, NAR Market

Optional feature name


Transport CAC

OI number
3BK36396DAAA

Feature Description
This feature introduces a Congestion and Access Control (CAC) in the transport layer (IP
backhauling) of the eNodeB. The CAC applies either Per Ethernet Physical Port or Per
VLAN depending on the configuration.
Transport CAC is a preventive control, which safeguards the QoS of the existing RAB by
refusing additional RAB when necessary. The CAC ensures that there are enough
resources for the RAB to be admitted. For GBR services, there is an obvious link between
CAC and call proceeding as the eNodeB is required to guarantee resources for the GBR.
However, for elastic applications (non-GBR), there is no obvious link. For elastic
applications the service provider can choose if and where to set the reserved bit rate. How
the service provider sets the rate depends upon the degree of risk that the service provider
is prepared to take.

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The QoS mechanisms are applied to both CAC and traffic priority handling.
The bandwidth of a transport link is logically segmented into transport Classes of Service,
also called transport CoS.
The number of classes is configurable: from 1 up to 16.
As an example, in LA5.0.0 CoS could be defined as follows:
CoS for Voice Traffic (and also reserved room for High priority eRABs as Emergency
calls)
CoS for Real Time traffic
CoS for Gold Data traffic
CoS for Silver Data traffic
CoS for Bronze Data traffic
A transport CoS allows the service provider to manage a transport Quality of Service
compatible with constraints from variable packet length transmissions and real-time
traffic.
The bandwidth of each transport CoS is configurable.
Within the transport link, the bandwidth of a transport CoS is managed by a function
called CAC for Transport Call Admission Control. The TCAC applies to the following:
Per transport link of type Port (or Physical Link) or VLAN
To the user plane traffic S1U carried over this transport link
On a per eRAB basis:
For voice and GBR traffic, the TCAC relies on the guaranteed bit rate provided on
the S1C.
For non-GBR traffic, the TCAC relies on a configured minimum bit rate.
For a transport CoS, the TCAC ensures that the sum of the eRABs associated to
this CoS doesnt exceed the bandwidth configured for this CoS.
To the CoS to which the eRAB QCI belongs.
The transport admission control is triggered on events during the call lifetime.

Feature Benefits
This feature allows service providers to control the admission on new entrant bearer on a
per service type basis.
The service provider can then favor or restrict the admission of certain applications
depending on their impact/cost on the LTE network resources.

Impacted Systems
Call-P: Transport CAC is introduced in Call-P.
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In the LA5.0.0 MIM, new parameters are introduced to configure the transport CAC. A
few parameters are common to Uplink Traffic Shaper and Transport CAC.

Dependencies
Features:
L101806 Uplink Traffic Shaping. Each Class of Services managed in the transport CAC
can be mapped to a queue of the Shaper.
Hardware:
None
Software:
The transport CAC is implemented in Call-P.
Interworking
MME: RAB establishment: S1C must be compliant to 3GPP-Release 9.
Devices
None
Standards
None

Restrictions/Limitations
In LA5.0.0, only the T-CAC is supported.
The management of the Transport-congestion (also known as resources pre-emption
management) is a post LA5.0.0 feature that means that whenever a Class of Services does
not have enough free bandwidth to accept a new RAB, this last one is rejected. A
mechanism to accept some Emergency RABs for some Emergency VoIP calls is provided.
This mechanism should be considered as a temporary solution, until resources
pre-emption is supported by the eNodeB (not in LA5.0.0) in the transport layer.

Engineering Impacts
This feature contributes to compliance to the SLA (loss of packets, delay, packets delay
variation [jitter]) in complement to the feature offered by the shaper by limiting the
volume of traffic per CoS.

Operational Requirements
This feature manages the load of the physical Ethernet Link or the VLAN. The
configuration of the transport CAC and the shaper is defined from the Committed
Information Rate (CIR). The value of the CIR is defined in the SLA, either per port or per
VLAN.
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Sample configuration
The following sample configuration shows 5 Classes of Services per VLAN:
CoS Real Time for VoIP and Emergency Call : QCI=1
Cos Real Time: GBR QCI=2, 3, 4;
Cos Non-GBR Gold Services: QCI=5, 6
Cos Non-GBR Silver Services: QCI=7, 8
Cos Non-GBR Bronze Services: QCI=9.

Feature Type
Optional

L116367 - Transport: 3 VLAN


L116367 - Transport: 3 VLAN
Global Market

Feature Description
This feature introduces the following 3 VLAN configurations:
1 VLAN OAM + 1 VLAN S1 (S1-U, S1-C) + 1 VLAN X2 (X2-U, X2-C)
1 VLAN OAM + 1 VLAN user plane (S1-U, X2-U) + 1 VLAN control plane (S1-C,
X2-C)
1 VLAN OAM + 1 VLAN Telecom (S1-U, X2-U, S1-C, X2-C) + 1 VLAN 1588
This feature introduces the possibility of assigning separate IP addresses to the telecom
user plane and to the telecom control plane.

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Feature Benefits
This feature gives more flexibility for VLAN configuration and for telecom IP address
configuration.

Impacted Systems
These new VLANs and telecom IP address configurations are configured from the SAM.

Dependencies
Features
L114546 Synchronization 1588 with Ipv6
Hardware
The feature is supported on all LA5 HW
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Software
Interworking
Devices
Standards

Restrictions/Limitations
NA

Engineering Impacts
When changing the VLAN configuration or IP address configuration, the backhaul must
also be reconfigured.

Operational Requirements
To change the VLAN configuration or IP address configuration, the new parameters must
be configured in the SAM and then the backhaul reconfigured. To apply the new
configuration to the eNodeB, the eNodeB is restarted.

Feature Type
Base

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LTE Digital Evolution, Capacity and Performance

Overview
Purpose
This section lists customer-viewable features that were developed in the LTE Digital
Evolution, Capacity and Performance program and are new in LA5.0.0.

Contents

L115233.1 - eNB SW Capacity Targets 2-38


L115657.1 - Compatibility check between configuration and modem card 2-40

L115233.1 - eNB SW Capacity Targets


FID L115233.1 - eNB SW Capacity Targets
Global Market, NAR Market

Feature Description
This feature provides the eNodeB SW capacity for different carrier BWs and different
modem types, as listed in the tables below:
User Capacity

eNodeB equipped with eCEM Max # of Active Users


Per eNodeB
Timeline Bandwith Per cell (3 cells / eNodeB)
10 Mhz 200 600

LA5.0.0 Q1 2012

5 MHz 167 501

3 MHz 100 300

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Bearer Capacity

eNodeB equipped with Max # of Data Radio of which Max #VoLTE


eCEM Bearers Bearers
Per Per eNodeB Per Per eNodeB
Timeline Bandwith cell (3 cells / eNodeB) cell (3 cells / eNodeB)
10 Mhz 650 1950 100 300
LA5.0.0 Q1
2012

5 MHz 543 1629 100 300

3 MHz 325 975

Feature Benefits
The feature specifies the eNodeB capacity growth roadmap.

Impacted Systems
Radio Admission Control:: On a per-cell level, radio admission control needs be able
to accommodate more calls/bearers based on the capacity targets.
RF Schedulers: On a per-cell level, the RF scheduler is able to support traffic from
more calls/bearers.
Capacity License: A higher eNodeB user license can be supported.

Dependencies
Features
None
Software
None
Interworking
None
Devices
None
Standards
None

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Restrictions/Limitations
None

Engineering Impacts
This feature allows more users/bearers to be supported by the eNodeB and each cell. The
increased capacity needs to be considered in engineering efforts.

Operational Requirements
This new capacity targets are configured via the following parameters:

Object Name Parameter identity


RadioCacCell maxNbOfDataBearersPerCell
RadioCacCell maxNbrOfDataBearersPerQciGroup
RadioCacCell maxNbrOfUsers
RadioCacCell maxNbrOfVoip
RadioCacCell maxNbrOfVoipBearersForNonSpsCapableUe
RadioCacEnb maxNbOfDataBearersPerEnodeB
RadioCacEnb maxNumberOfCallPerEnodeB

For detailed information on these operational parameters, please refer to LPUG.

Feature Type
Base

L115657.1 - Compatibility check between configuration and


modem card
FID L115657.1 Compatibility check between configuration and modem card
Global Market, NAR Market

Feature Description
This feature ensures that the activation of a feature (HW and SW) or the configuration
provided by the WPS/SAM is compatible with the modem type. This is done by checking
eNodeB modem type against feature configurations that require checking modem type.

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Feature Benefits
The benefit of this feature is to reduce the LTE service impact due to the inconsistency
between a feature's configuration and modem type.

Impacted Systems
eNodeB OAM, WPS and SAM.

Dependencies
None

Restrictions/Limitations
None

Engineering Impacts
None.

Operational Requirements
eNodeB with LA5.0.0 generic software installed.

Feature Type
Base

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LTE Multimedia Services
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LTE Multimedia Services

Overview
Purpose
This section lists customer-viewable features that were developed in the LTE Multimedia
Services program and are new in LA5.0.0.

Contents

L103896.1 - ECID location method and LPP/LPPa location control plane 2-42
protocol support for Commercial Deployment
L115222.1 - VoIP Emergency call for commercial deployment 2-45
L115239.1 - Voice over LTE for Commercial Launches 2-47

L103896.1 - ECID location method and LPP/LPPa location


control plane protocol support for Commercial Deployment
FID L103896.1 - ECID location method and LPP/LPPa location control plane protocol support for
Commercial Deployment
Global Market

Optional feature name


Location Determination Method ECID

OI number
3BK36393AUAA

Feature Description
This feature supports the Enhanced Cell ID (ECID) position location method. Both User
Plane and Control Plane options are supported. This feature also supports the Control
Plane option of ECID over LPPa protocol.

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This feature provides eNodeB support of the ECID location method based on TA_adv
value and includes the following capabilities:
Support of ECID requests (for Cell ID, TadvType1, RSRP/RSRQ) from eSMLC over
LPPa interface.
An option for the eNodeB to compute cell RF antenna coordinates based on the GPS
receiver inside the eNodeB determining its own position.
New configuration parameters for the operator to directly enter the cell RF antenna
position or to enter the position delta when the RF antenna and the GPS antenna are
not co-located.
A warning if the distance between configured and computed cell RF antenna
coordinates or the distance between old and new cell RF antenna coordinates exceeds
a configurable threshold.
LPP protocol mapping at the eNodeB that allows location assistance information to be
sent from the eSMLC to the UE and allows location measurement information to be
sent from the UE to the eSMLC.
Support of LPPa protocol for ECID. LPPa interface support can be enabled or
disabled.
Base Station Almanac information retrievable from SAM for use by the Location
Server (SLP or eSMLC). This information includes new parameters for TadvType1
correction, cell beamwidth, cell type, and cell antenna coordinates.
This feature also provides the following additional functionality that is separate from
ECID:
An option for the eNodeB to compute BBU coordinates based on eNodeBs GPS
receiver determining its own position.
New configuration parameters for the operator to directly enter the BBU position or to
enter position delta when the BBU and the GPS antenna are not co-located.
Warning if the distance between configured and computed BBU coordinates or the
distance between old and new BBU coordinates exceeds a configurable threshold.

Feature Benefits
This feature supports the ECID position location method, which is needed for E911
position location. Although less accurate than OTDOA, ECID position location method is
available even in places where OTDOA doesnt work. For commercial launch of VoIP in
LTE, the E911 caller location identification is a prerequisite.
Having the eNodeB compute RF antenna and BBU coordinates reduces the service
provider's manual configuration effort when cell RF antennas are close to the eNodeBs
GPS antenna.
Threshold warnings offer a way to detect errors in position configuration.

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Impacted Systems
OAM, CallP, Modem, Platform

Dependencies
Features
None
Hardware
The User Plane ECID requires SLP.
The Control Plane ECID requires eSMLC.
Computed coordinates require the eNodeB to be equipped with GPS.
Software
The Control Plane ECID requires the LPP interface between UE and eSMLC and
optionally the LPPa interface between the eNodeB and the eSMLC.
Interworking
None
Devices
Release 9 UE that supports ECID measurement requests.
Standards
LPP: TS 36.355
LPPa: TS 36.455

Restrictions/ Limitations
For the eNodeB to compute BBU and/or cell antenna coordinates, the eNodeB must
establish an accurate GPS position fix. From cold start, this takes approximately 1 hour
and up to 24 hours to achieve maximum position fix accuracy.
This feature does not work when the antenna delay is unknown, for example with
Distributed Antenna System (DAS).

Engineering Impacts
Cell antenna coordinates are assumed to have an accuracy of 10 meters in the horizontal
plane and an accuracy of 9 meters in altitude. Because accuracy of cell antenna
coordinates directly affects accuracy of ECID and OTDOA position calculations, a higher
accuracy is desirable, especially when OTDOA is being used.
Cell antenna coordinates can be configured directly by the operator or can be computed
by the eNodeB. When the eNodeB computes cell antenna position, error is introduced if
the cell antenna is not co-located with the eNodeBs GPS antenna. This error can be

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corrected by providing the position delta, which is the difference between the cell antenna
position and GPS antenna position using the Earth Centered, Earth Fixed (ECEF)
coordinate system. The ECEF coordinate system is defined as follows: from center of the
earth, X,Y define the equatorial plane, X axis points to longitude=0, Y axis points to
longitude=90, Z axis points to the north pole.
For the eNodeB to compute the position with the assumed accuracy, the position delta
should have an accuracy of 9 meters in space.

Operational Requirements
None

Feature Type
Optional

L115222.1 - VoIP Emergency call for commercial deployment


L115222.1 - VoIP Emergency call for commercial deployment
Global Market, NAR Market

Feature Description
This feature allows the eNodeB to support IMS Emergency VoIP calls. The following
capabilities are supported by this feature:
NULL Integrity Protection algorithm (EIA0) for air interface used for UEs making
an emergency call that cannot be authenticated.
Broadcast indication of whether IMS Emergency calls are allowed for Limited
Service Mode (LSM) UEs.
Ignore Handover Restriction List while an emergency call is ongoing.
Option to reserve some RRC connections at the cell level for emergency calls (IMS or
CSFB).
When an emergency call needs to use a reserved connection then preemption can be
used in order to maintain the desired number of reserved connections.
When at the limit on # of RRC connections at the eNodeB level a new emergency call
can be admitted if pre-emption is enabled and there is an existing UE that can be
preempted.
Support of bearers combination: EC VoIP + regular VoIP.

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Feature Benefits
This feature enables the eNodeB to support IMS Emergency VoIP calls, which is a
prerequisite of LTE VoIP launch due to regulatory requirements in some countries.

Impacted Systems
OAM and eNodeB

Dependencies
Features
End to End feature: LS30031-06 Commercial LBS/E-911
eNodeB feature: L115222.1 Voice over LTE for commercial deployment
Hardware
None
Software
None
Interworking
E2E Network solution for emergency call support, including UE, MME, IMS,
eSMLC/GMLC/SLP, and LRF.
The pre-emption actions for emergency calls are dependent on enabling LA4.0 L114539.
Regarding geolocation, while various geolocation methods may be applied in order to
locate a UE making an emergency call, the geolocation capabilities do not behave
differently depending on whether the call is an emergency one.
Devices
Requires 3GPP R9 with IMS client supporting Emergency VoIP and EIA0.
Standards
3GPP R9 36.331, 36.413

Restrictions/Limitations
None

Engineering Impacts
None

Operational Requirements
The feature needs to be enabled in eNodeB OAM.

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Access class barring information needs to be set in the eNodeB OAM according to the
access class policy for an emergency call.
If EC is allowed for a UE in Limited Service Mode, the support of NULL Integrity
Protection algorithm (EIA0) has to set in eNodeB OAM.
The ARP priority for an emergency call has to be set in the eNodeB OAM.
The number of connection contexts reserved for Emergency calls has to be set in the
eNodeB OAM.

Feature Type
Base

L115239.1 - Voice over LTE for Commercial Launches


L115239.1 - Voice over LTE for Commercial Launches
Global Market, NAR Market

OI number
3BK36393AMAA

Feature Description
This feature manages VoIP bearers from a commercially deployed UE using the Dynamic
Scheduler (DS).
This feature benefits from the LA4.0.1 field experimentations with L115647 VoLTE
Friendly User Trial Solution and brings the same improvements such as Header
Compression of VoIP packets via RoHC V1. Compression of VoIP packets via RoHC V1
is supported to minimize the VoIP bearer impact on Air Interface resources, that is, impact
on user capacity and data throughput.
As RoHC reduces the required bandwidth of the VoIP application, the appropriate
scaled-down bandwidth must be taken into account by the scheduler to avoid
over-provisioning of air-interface resources for the VoIP bearers (which would in turn
impact user capacity and throughput).

Feature Benefits
This feature enables support of the VoLTE application within a commercial network
deployment and benefits from the LA4.0.1 field experimentations with L115647 VoLTE
Friendly User Trial Solution.

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Impacted Systems
OAM and eNodeB

Dependencies
Features
Feature Dependency: L115647 - VoLTE Friendly User Trial Solution
Software
None
Interworking
Support for E2E VoIP Application (for example, setting of appropriate GBR value by
EPC/IMS)
Devices
Device Dependency
3GPP Rel-8 or Rel-9 UEs supporting RoHC v1 profile and VAD (that is, voice
activity DTX)
Standards
3GPP Rel-8/Rel-9

Restrictions/Limitations
In LA5.0.0 there is a capacity limitation of 60 users.

Engineering Impacts
None

Operational Requirements
The operational aspect of this feature is similar to LA4.0.1 in that the feature is
automatically enabled.
Note that handling of VoIP bearers can be completely turned off by setting the CAC
parameter RadioCacCell::maxNbrOfVoip to 0.

Feature Type
Optional

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LTE Release - LA 5.0.0

Overview
Purpose
This section lists customer-viewable features that were developed in the LTE Release LA
5.0.0 program and are new in LA5.0.0.

Contents

L112790 - eNB Reliability 2-49


L115232.1 - KPI Targets 2-51

L112790 - eNB Reliability


FID L112790 eNB Reliability
Global Market, NAR USA Market

Feature description
This feature provides the eNodeB Reliability target for LA5. The standard eNodeB
configuration shall have a minimum total system availability of 99.995% with the
following conditions:
total MTTR of 2.0 hours
Time to complete a software reboot shall be not more than 2 minutes and 30 seconds
(This target shall be reached for 95% of the reboot occurrences.)
eNodeB nb of SW upgrade 2 per year.
eNodeB Software upgrade success ratio: 99,9%.
eNodeB Software Upgrade Outage: < 2 mn 30 seconds
The following figure identifies the main parameters involved in the reliability calculation.
Inputs in black text are considered as fixed inputs (i.e. HW MTBF/MTTR, SW upgrade
rate, manual detection delay) while inputs in red text are provided by the feature.

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Key Inputs : % of traffic not recovered by neighbors % of eNB capacity


Total / Partial *
HW failure rate /yr Outage
(= 1 / MTBF) Total or
HW unavailability
partial *
HW MTTR = 120mn x 66% (total outage)
unavailability

x 33% (partial outage)
SW upgrade rate 2/yr (in min./yr)
outage durations
(OK 2'30" automatic planned SW unavail. either
/ NOK 60mn manual) Availability
x 100% (no discount) x 100% (total)*
=1-
99.9% upg. success or tot.unavail. -
SW failure rates : x 33% (partial) part.unavail.
- total < 2.5/yr unplanned SW unav. > 99.995%
- partial < 1.5/yr
x 66% (total outage)
(LA5 target)
outage durations : x 33% (partial outage)
2'30" automatic restart
/ 60mn manual delay
(*) Same method for total & partial unavailabilities
95% automat. detect. (to be computed separately, then added)

Feature benefits
If all items of this feature are reached, the eNodeB will have a minimum total system
availability of 99.995%, which translates to fewer than 30 minutes/year of cumulative
downtime for user traffic.

Impacted systems
eNodeB only.

Dependencies
None

Restrictions/Limitations
None

Engineering impacts
None

Operational requirements
None

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Feature type
Base

L115232.1 - KPI Targets


L115232.1 KPI Targets
Global Market, NAR Market

Feature Description
This feature is defined as a baseline feature for the release. The feature consists in
requiring no regression on Network and Product KPI(s) as measured and achieved in
previous delivered EUTRAN releases.
Assuming all KPI(s) as defined as target for the previous Alcatel-Lucent EUTRAN
release measured and validated, neither new KPI nor enhancements on KPI(s) as
measured in previous EUTRAN releases are requested here.

Feature Benefits
This feature provides the following benefits:
A list of new KPI types and new targets for existing KPIs due to new features in the
release
A target and test condition for each affected KPI
A list of critical KPI targets needing improvement with identified improvement
technique
A description of improvement techniques

Impacted Systems
eNodeB architecture, RRM and CallP

Dependencies
Features
None.
Hardware
None.
Software
None.

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Interworking
None.
Devices
None.

Restrictions/ Limitation
None.

Engineering Impacts
None.

Operational Requirements
None

Feature Type
Base

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LTE RF

Overview
Purpose
This section lists customer-viewable features that were developed in the LTE RF program
and are new in LA5.0.0.

Contents

L115248 - BBU Configurations in LA5.0.0 2-53


L115287 - Band 12 & 17 (Lower 700 MHz) LTE eNodeB Configurations in 2-55
LA5.0.0
L115288 - Band 13 (Upper 700 MHz) LTE eNodeB Configurations in LA5.0.0 2-55
L115977 - v3 to v5 RUC upgrades to 9412 Compact Outdoor eNB -48v 2-56
baseband cabinets
L115978 - v3 to v5 RUC upgrades to 9412 Compact Outdoor eNB Type II -48v 2-57
baseband cabinets
L115987 - 9926 Standalone D2U upgrade Kit for v3 to v5 Backplane and / or 2-57
RUC

L115248 - BBU Configurations in LA5.0.0


FID L115248 BBU Configurations in LA5.0.0
Global Market, NAR Market

Feature Description
This feature lists BBU configurations in LA5.0.0.

Feature Benefits
This feature is used to assess the impact of new BBU configurations on existing
BTS/cabinets level configurations. This assessment includes (but is not limited to):
Impact on power supply
Impact on thermal dissipation
Impact on BTS level certification

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This assessment is managed as part of the eNodeB-level configuration FIDs.

Impacted Systems
eNodeB Hardware

Dependencies
No specific dependencies are identified in the following areas.
Features
Hardware
Software
Interworking
Devices
Standards

Restrictions/Limitations
N/A

Engineering Impacts
N/A

Operational Requirements
N/A

Feature Type
Test only

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L115287 - Band 12 & 17 (Lower 700 MHz) LTE eNodeB


Configurations in LA5.0.0
L115287 - Band 12 & 17 (Lower 700 MHz) LTE eNodeB Configurations in LA5.0.0
NAR Market Only

Feature Description
This feature lists Band 12 and 17 (Lower 700 MHz) LTE eNodeB configurations in
LA5.0.0.

Feature Benefits

Impacted Systems

Dependencies

Restrictions/ Limitations

Engineering Impacts

Operational Requirements

Feature Type
Base

L115288 - Band 13 (Upper 700 MHz) LTE eNodeB


Configurations in LA5.0.0
FID L115288 Band 13 (Upper 700 MHz) LTE eNodeB Configurations in LA5.0.0
NAR Market Only

Feature Description
This feature lists Band 13 (Upper 700 MHz) LTE eNodeB configurations in LA5.0.0.

Feature Benefits
This feature supports both legacy and new configurations with features targeted for
LA5.0.0.

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Impacted Systems
eNodeB Hardware

Dependencies
No specific dependencies are identified in the following areas.
Features
Hardware
Software
Interworking
Devices
Standards

Restrictions/Limitations
N/A

Engineering Impacts
N/A

Operational Requirements
N/A

Feature Type
Test only

L115977 - v3 to v5 RUC upgrades to 9412 Compact Outdoor


eNB -48v baseband cabinets
L115977 v3 to v5 RUC upgrades to 9412 Compact Outdoor eNB -48v baseband cabinets
Global Market, NAR Market

Feature description
This feature supplies upgrade kits to support v3 to v5 RUC upgrades to 9412 Compact
Outdoor eNodeB -48v baseband cabinets.

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L115978 - v3 to v5 RUC upgrades to 9412 Compact Outdoor


eNB Type II -48v baseband cabinets
L115978 v3 to v5 RUC upgrades to 9412 Compact Outdoor eNB Type II -48v baseband cabinets
Global Market, NAR Market

Feature description
This feature supplies upgrade kits to support v3 to v5 RUC upgrades to 9412 Compact
Outdoor eNodeB Type II -48v baseband cabinets.

L115987 - 9926 Standalone D2U upgrade Kit for v3 to v5


Backplane and / or RUC
L115987 - 9926 Standalone D2U - upgrade Kit for v3 to v5 Backplane and / or RUC
Global Market, NAR Market

Feature Description
This kit supports upgrade of either the 9926 v3 chassis and v3 RUC to a 9926 v5 chassis
and RUC, or the V3 to V5 RUC upgrade in a 9926 v5 chassis.

Feature Benefits
Upgrades the 9926 Standalone D2U.

Impacted Systems

Dependencies

Restrictions/ Limitations

Engineering Impacts

Operational Requirements

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Numerics

3GPP 3rd (Generation Partnership Project)


The joint standardization partnership responsible for standardizing UMTS, HSPA and LTE

3GPP2 3rd (Generation Partnership Project 2)


The joint standardization partnership responsible for standardizing CDMA 2000 and it
derivatives.

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A ASME (Access Security Management Entity)


The entity that receives the top-level keys in an access network from the Home Subscriber Server
(HSS).

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B BCCH (Broadcast Control Channel)


In LTE, the logical channel carrying broadcast system information.

BER (Bit Error Rate)


A measure of received signal quality: the proportion of received bits that is decoded erroneously.

BSIC (Base Station Identification Code)


A 6-bit code that allows a mobile station to distinguish between different neighboring GSM base
stations. The BSIC is made up of a Network Color Code (NCC) and a Base Station Color Code
(BCC).

BSR (Buffers Status Report)


Medium Access Control (MAC)-level messages transmitted by the UE to the serving eNodeB to
provide the eNodeB with information about the amount of data in the uplink buffers of the UE.

BW (Bandwidth)
A measure of the width of a range of frequencies, measured in Hertz.

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C C/I (Carrier-to-Interference Ratio)


The ratio between the power of the Radio Frequency (RF) carrier bearing the wanted signal and
the total power of interfering signals.

CAC (Call Admission Control)


The process by which the network decides whether or not to admit a new call.
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CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access)
A scheme allowing multiple users to access a given radio channel by the use of CDM to multiplex
the data signals of the different users.

CINR (Carrier-to-Interference-and-Noise Ration)


The ratio between the power of the Radio Frequency (RF) carrier bearing the wanted signal and
the total power of interfering signals and thermal noise.

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D DCCH (Dedicated Control Channel)


In LTE, a logical channel used to deliver dedicated control information relating to a specific UE
(in both uplink and downlink directions), when the UE has a Radio Resource Control (RRC)
connection with the eNodeB.

DCI (Downlink Control Information)


The term used to describe the control signaling messages transmitted on the Physical Downlink
Control Channel (PDCCH), including for example downlink resource assignments (for the
Physical Downlink Shared Channel [PDDSCH]) and uplink transmission grants (for the Physical
Uplink Shared Channel [PUSCH]).

DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)


A protocol used to allocate Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and other configuration parameters to
devices in an IP network.

DL (Downlink)
The radio link in the direction from the base station to the mobile terminal.

DRX (Discontinuous Reception)


The periodic switching off of a receiver, usually to save energy. DRX cycles can be configured in
the LTE downlink so that the UE does not have to decode the Physical Downlink Control Channel
(PDCCH) or receive Physical Downlink Shared CHannel (PDSCH) transmissions in certain sub
frames.

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E E-UTRAN ( Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network)


Consists of eNodeBs, providing the User-plane (Packet Data Convergence Protocol [PDCP],
Radio Link Control [RLC], Medium Access Control [MAC] and PHYsical [PHY] layers) and
Control-plane (Radio Resource Control [RRC]) protocol terminations towards the UE. The
eNodeBs can be interconnected with each other by means of the X2 interface. The eNodeBs are
connected by means of the S1 interface to the Evolved Packet Core (EPC).

eNB
See eNodeB

eNodeB (Evolved NodeB)


The base station in LTE systems. Each eNodeB serves one or more E-UTRAN cells.

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EPC (Evolved Packet Core)
The Core Network (CN) in the LTE/System Architecture Evolution (SAE) system. The EPC is
responsible for the overall control of the UE and establishment of the bearers. The main logical
nodes of the EPC are the Packet Data Network Gateway (P-GW), Serving-Gateway (S-GW) and
Mobility Management Entity (MME).

EPS (Evolved Packet System)


The term describing LTE and System Architecture Evolution (SAE) together, comprising both an
evolved core network and an evolved ratio access network.

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F FDD (Frequency Division Duplex)


A mode of bidirectional communications in which transmission and reception take place at the
same time on different carrier frequencies.

FTP (File Transfer Protocol)


A communication protocol used to exchange files through a Transmission control
Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network.

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G GWCN (Gateway Core Network)


A network sharing configuration in which parts of the core network (MSCs/SGSNs/MMEs) are
also shared.

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I IMS (Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem)


An architectural framework for delivering Internet Protocol (IP) multimedia services via UTRAN
and EUTRAN.

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L LTE (Long-Term Evolution)


A radical step in the development of UMTS beyond the original 3rd generation Wideband Code
Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) radio access technology. LTE comprises a new radio
interface and radio access network architecture.

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M MAC (Medium Access Control)


The protocol sublayer above the physical layer and below the Radio Link Control (RLC) layer in
the LTE protocol stack. The connection to the physical layer below is through transport channels,
and the connection to the RLC layer above is through logical channels. The MAC layer performs
data transmission scheduling and multiplexing/demultiplexing between logical channels and
transport channels. In the UE, it is also responsible for control of random access, timing advance
and discontinuous reception.

Management Entity (MME)

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MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output)
A transmission scheme between a transmitter and receiver both equipped with multiple antennas.

MME (Mobility Management Entity)


The control node that processes the signaling between the UE and the Core Network (CN) and
provides Visitor Location Register (VLR) functionality for the Evolved Packet System (EPS). It
supports functions related to bearer and connection management.

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P PLMN (Public Land Mobile Network area)


The geographical area in which communication services are provided according to the
specifications to mobile users.

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Q QCI (Quality of Service [QoS] Class Identifier)


A parameter of the QoS profile of an Evolved Packet System (EPS) bearer. The QoS Class
Identifier refers to access node specific parameters that control bearer-level packet forwarding
treatment (for example, scheduling weights, admission thresholds, queue management thresholds,
link layer protocol configuration).

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R RACH (Random Access Channel)


A transport channel used for access to the network when the UE does not have accurate uplink
timing synchronization, or when the UE does not have any allocated uplink transmission resource.
The RACH is normally contention-based, which may result in collisions between UEs.

RRM (Radio Resource Management)


RRM consists of the system-level control mechanisms used to manage radio resources in the air
interface. The objective of RRM is to maximize the system spectral efficiency and to support
mobility for the users. RRM therefore involves strategies and algorithms for resources allocation,
Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS), transmission power selection, and mobility.

RSRQ (Reference Signal Received Quality)


N x RSRP/ RSSI, where N is the number of resource blocks across which RSSI was measured.

RUC (Rack User Commissioning)


Entity that sets up the power for the system, stores the serial number for the cabinet, stores
commissioning data, and manages the power and fan speed.

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S S-GW (Serving Gateway)


The gateway that terminates the interface towards the EUTRAN.
For each UE associated with the Evolved Packet System (EPS), at a given point in time, there is a
single S-GW.

SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol)

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U UE (User Equipment)
The mobile unit that allows a user to access network services, connecting to the UTRAN or
E-UTRAN via the radio interface. A UE can be subdivided into a Universal Integrated Circuit
Card (UICC) and a Mobile Equipment (ME).

UL (Uplink)
The radio link in the direction from the mobile to the base station.

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