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Contents

Contents 3

List of figures 4

Summary of changes 7

1 BSC Counters: Handover Measurement 9

2 Counters of Handover Measurement 17

3 Signalling charts of Handover Measurement 101

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List of figures

Figure 1. Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover. 102


Figure 2. Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover. 103
Figure 3. Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC. 105
Figure 4. Successful external TCH to TCH handover, target BSC. 106
Figure 5. Successful internal intra-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover. 107
Figure 6. Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover. 108
Figure 7. Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC. 110
Figure 8. Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, target BSC. 111
Figure 9. Internal intra-cell directed retry including feature BSS6114: TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO. 112
Figure 10. Internal inter-cell directed retry, including feature BSS6114 TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO. 113
Figure 11. External directed retry, source BSC. 114
Figure 12. External directed retry, target BSC. 115
Figure 13. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a lack of
resources. 116
Figure 14. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a lack of
resources. 117
Figure 15. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a lack of resources,
source BSC. 118
Figure 16. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a lack of resources,
target BSC. 119
Figure 17. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover because a
handover is not allowed at this phase of the call. 120
Figure 18. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover because a
handover is not allowed at this phase of the call. 121
Figure 19. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because a handover is not
allowed, source BSC. 122
Figure 20. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a failure in
the activation of a new channel. 123
Figure 21. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a failure in
the activation of a new channel. 124
Figure 22. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a failure in the
activation of a new channel, target BSC. 125

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Figure 23. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover due to losing the
MS during handover. The GSM timer T3107 expires. 126
Figure 24. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to losing the
MS during handover. The GSM timer T3103 expires. 127
Figure 25. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover due to MS returning
to the old channel. 128
Figure 26. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to MS returning
to the old channel. 129
Figure 27. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to MS returning to the
old channel, source BSC. 130
Figure 28. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to MS returning to the
old channel, target BSC. 131
Figure 29. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover due to call clearing
during handover. 132
Figure 30. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to call clearing
during handover. 133
Figure 31. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to call clearing during
handover, source BSC. 134
Figure 32. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover because no radio
resources are available due to switch_crc_pool. 135
Figure 33. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover because no radio
resources are available due to switch_crc_pool. 136
Figure 34. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because no radio resources
are available due to switch_crc_pool, target BSC. 137
Figure 35. Successful handover type reselection from an internal intra-cell TCH to
TCH handover to an external handover due to switching the circuit
pool. 138
Figure 36. Successful handover type reselection from an internal inter-cell TCH to
TCH handover to an external handover due to switching the circuit
pool. 139
Figure 37. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because the MSC rejects
the handover due to various causes, source BSC. 140
Figure 38. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to GSM timer T8 expiry,
source BSC. 141
Figure 39. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to adjacent cell error,
source BSC. 142
Figure 40. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover, caused by an
internal timer expiry in the BSC or a CONNECTION_FAILURE,
ERROR_INDICATION, or ERROR_REPORT message coming to the
target channel. 143

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Figure 41. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a radio link
failure during handover. 144
Figure 42. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover caused by internal
timer expiry or a failure in the connection of a bi-directional speech
path. 145
Figure 43. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a radio link failure
during handover, source BSC. 146
Figure 44. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a radio link failure
during handover, target BSC. 147
Figure 45. Unsuccessful external TCH or TCH handover, source BSC. 148
Figure 46. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover, target BSC. 149
Figure 47. Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from two to one
channel. 150
Figure 48. Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from one to
three channels. 151
Figure 49. Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from three to
one channel. 152
Figure 50. Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from two to
three channels. 153
Figure 51. Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from two to two
channels, source BSC. 154
Figure 52. Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from four to one
channel, target BSC. 155
Figure 53. Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from one to two
channels, target BSC. 156
Figure 54. Internal intra-cell direct access from regular DCCH to a super-reuse
TRX. 157
Figure 55. Internal inter-cell direct access from parent DCCH to the child or parent
TRX. 158
Figure 56. Internal inter-cell direct access from the TCH on a child TRX to the TCH
on a parent TRX. 159
Figure 57. Handover attempt due to a BSC controlled TRHO. 160
Figure 58. Handover attempt due to DADL/B. 161

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Summary of changes

Changes between document issues are cumulative. Therefore, the latest document
issue contains all changes made to previous issues.

Changes made between issues 7 and 6

1. Introduction

The following new counters added: 004144-004173

2. Counters

The following new counters added: 004144-004173

The information updated for the following counters: 004133-004136

Changes made between issues 6 and 5

1. Introduction

The following new counters added: 004131-004143

2. Counters

The following new counters added: 004131-004143

The information updated for the following counters: 004007, 004036, 004038

Changes made between issues 5 and 4

2. Counters

The information updated for the following counter: 004130

3. Signalling Charts

Counter 004130 added to the Signalling Chart 1

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1 BSC Counters: Handover Measurement


The handover measurement registers information concerning the number of
handovers (HO) controlled by the Mobile Switching Centre (MSC) or the Base
Station Controller (BSC). The recorded items of data comprise the number of the
incoming, outgoing, or intra-cell HOs, and the number of successful and
unsuccessful attempts, seizures, and HOs. The HOs are sorted according to
direction, where appropriate. This measurement type collects one set of results for
each cell. Signalling charts are drawn with the accuracy of message interface.

For more information on the documentation of the counters, with an example


table and an explanation of the table fields, see BSC Counters: General
Information on Measurements and Observations.

MSC incoming counters:

MSC I success HO 004000

MSC I unsuccessful HO due lack 004001

MSC I unsuccessful HO due conn 004002

MSC I unsuccessful HO due BSS problem 004003

MSC I TCH TCH 004043

MSC I SDCCH TCH 004044

MSC I SDCCH 004045

MSC I TCH TCH attempt 004046

MSC I SDCCH TCH attempt 004047

MSC I SDCCH attempt 004048

MSC I end of HO 004080

MSC I att switch circuit pool 004092

MSC I success switch circuit pool 004093

MSC I unsuccessful due A interface circuit 004101

MSC I call possible dropped during HO 004108

MSC I attempt for HSCSD 004114

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MSC I success for HSCSD 004115

MSC I success increased for HSCSD 004116

MSC I success decreased for HSCSD 004117

MSC outgoing counters:

MSC O success HO 004004

MSC O generated HO required messages 004005

MSC O unsuccessful HO due return 004006

MSC O end of HO 004007

MSC O end of HO due BSS 004008

MSC O generated HO command messages 004009

MSC O HO not allowed 004037

MSC O call clear during HO 004041

MSC O TCH TCH 004049

MSC O SDCCH TCH 004050

MSC O SDCCH 004051

MSC O TCH TCH attempt 004052

MSC O SDCCH TCH attempt 004053

MSC O SDCCH attempt 004054

MSC O fail lack 004055

MSC O attempt switch circuit pool 004094

MSC O success switch circuit pool 004095

MSC O adjacent cell identification error 004100

MSC O unsuccessful due a if crc 004102

MSC O call dropped during HO 004107

MSC O attempt for HSCSD 004112

MSC O success for HSCSD 004113

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BSC incoming counters:

BSC I success HO 004010

BSC I unsuccessful HO due lack 004011

BSC I unsuccessful HO due conn 004012

BSC I unsuccessful HO due BSS problem 004013

BSC I TCH TCH 004056

BSC I SDCCH TCH 004057

BSC I SDCCH 004058

BSC I TCH TCH attempt 004059

BSC I SDCCH TCH attempt 004060

BSC I SDCCH attempt 004061

BSC I nonopt 004062

BSC I nonopt attempt 004063

BSC I end of HO 004081

BSC I dropped calls 004083

BSC I unsuccessful due A interface circuit type 004097

BSC I attempt for HSCSD 004120

BSC I success for HSCSD 004121

BSC I success increased for HSCSD 004122

BSC I success decreased for HSCSD 004123

BSC outgoing counters:

BSC O success HO 004014

BSC O unsuccessful HO due return 004015

BSC O end of HO 004016

BSC O end of HO due BSS 004017

BSC O HO not allowed 004038

BSC O call clear during HO 004042

BSC O TCH TCH 004064

BSC O SDCCH TCH 004065

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BSC O SDCCH 004066

BSC O TCH TCH attempt 004067

BSC O SDCCH TCH attempt 004068

BSC O SDCCH attempt 004069

BSC O nonopt 004070

BSC O nonopt attempt 004071

BSC O fail lack 004072

BSC O dropped calls 004084

BSC O unsuccessful A interface circuit type 004096

BSC O attempt for HSCSD 004118

BSC O success for HSCSD 004119

BSC Intra-cell handover counters:

Intra-cell success HO 004018

Intra-cell unsuccessful HO due lack 004019

Intra-cell unsuccessful HO due move 004020

Intra-cell unsuccessful HO due BSS problem 004021

Intra-cell unsuccessful HO due return 004022

Intra-cell HO not allowed 004036

Intra-cell call cleared during HO 004039

Cell TCH TCH 004073

Cell SDCCH TCH 004074

Cell SDCCH 004075

Cell TCH TCH attempt 004076

Cell SDCCH TCH attempt 004077

Cell SDCCH attempt 004078

Cell dropped calls 004085

Intra-cell unsuccessful A interface circuit type 004098

Intra-cell attempt for HSCSD 004124

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Intra-cell success for HSCSD 004125

Intra-cell success increased for HSCSD 004126

Intra-cell success decreased for HSCSD 004127

Intra-segment handover counters:

Successful SDCCH-SDCCH HO between BTSs within a 004131


segment

Successful TCH-TCH HO between BTSs within a segment 004132

Inter band attempted SDCCH-SDCCH HO between BTSs 004133


within a segment

Inter band successful SDCCH-SDCCH HO between BTSs 004134


within a segment

Inter band attempted TCH-TCH HO between BTSs within a 004135


segment

Inter band successful TCH-TCH HO between BTSs within a 004136


segment

Inter BTS-type attempted SDCCH-SDCCH HO within a 004137


segment

Inter BTS-type successful SDCCH-SDCCH HO within a 004138


segment

Inter BTS-type attempted TCH-TCH HO within a segment 004139

Inter BTS-type successful TCH-TCH HO within a segment 004140

Handover cause counters:

Cause uplink quality 004023

Cause uplink level 004024

Cause downlink quality 004025

Cause downlink level 004026

Cause distance 004027

Cause response to MSC invocation 004028

Cause high interference on uplink 004029

Cause high interference on downlink 004030

Cause umbrella HO 004031

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Cause power budget HO 004032

Cause HO started by OMC 004033

Cause HO started by traffic reason 004035

Cause directed retry 004079

Cause pre-emption 004086

Cause field drop 004087

Cause low distance 004088

Cause bad C/I ratio 004089

Cause good C/I ratio 004090

HO due slow moving MS 004091

HO attempt due switch circuit pool 004099

HO from normal to extended area 004103

HO from extended to normal area 004104

HO due to MS slow speed 004105

HO due to MS high speed 004106

HO attempt due to bad RX level on super 004109

HO attempt due to good RX level on regular 004110

HO attempt due ERFD 004111

HO attempt due to direct access 004128

HO attempt due DADLB 004129

HO attempt due to GPRS 004130

Intra cell HO attempts due to HSCSD traffic 004141

HO attempts due to channel rate change from AMR FR to 004142


AMR HR

HO attempts due to channel rate change from AMR HR to 004143


AMR FR

Non-relevant counters:

Cause HO started by channel administration 004034

MSC I call clear during HO 004040

BSC O MS required enquiry proc 004082

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Inter-System Handover counters:

MSC I TCH HO from WCDMA RAN attempt 004144

MSC I WCDMA RAN TCH HO attempt unsucc due lack 004145

MSC I WCDMA RAN HO attempt unsucc due BSS problem 004146

MSC I WCDMA RAN end of HO 004147

MSC I unsuccess HO WCDMA RAN due conn 004148

MSC I HO WCDMA RAN TCH success 004149

MSC O TCH HO to WCDMA RAN attempt 004150

MSC O HO to WCDMA RAN not allowed 004151

MSC O end of HO to WCDMA RAN due BSS 004152

MSC O gen inter system to WCDMA RAN handover req 004153


messages

MSC O gen inter system to WCDMA RAN handover com 004154


messages

MSC O to WCDMA RAN fail lack 004155

MSC O end of HO to WCDMA RAN 004156

MSC O call drop during HO to WCDMA RAN 004157

MSC O to WCDMA RAN success TCH HO 004158

Common BCCH Control for GSM counters:

Successful HO inter band TCH 004159

Unsuccessful HO inter band TCH 004161

HO attempt inter band due level 004163

Unsucc HO inter band due level 004164

Succ HO inter band due level 004165

Inter segment success SDCCH HO between bands 004166

Inter segment success TCH HO between bands 004168

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Multi BCF Control counters:

Successful HO inter BTS type TCH 004160

Unsuccessful HO inter BTS type TCH 004162

Inter segment success SDCCH HO between BTS types 004167

Inter segment success TCH HO between BTS types 004169

Spare counters:

Spare 004170

Spare 004171

Spare 004172

Spare 004173

Related topics

Counters of Handover Measurement

Signalling charts of Handover Measurement

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Counters of Handover Measurement

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No 004000
COUNTER NAME MSC I SUCCESS HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, target BSC
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, target BSC
• External directed retry, target BSC
• Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from four to one
channel, target BSC
• Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from one to two
channels, target BSC

EXPLANATION Number of successful incoming HOs controlled by the MSC.

UPDATED When the HO (SDCCH to SDCCH, SDCCH to TCH or TCH to TCH)


is completed.

DEPENDENCIES When one of the counters 004043, 004044 or 004045 is updated.


This counter represents their sum.

No 004001
COUNTER NAME MSC I UNSUCCESS HO DUE LACK
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a
lack of resources, target BSC

EXPLANATION Number of incoming HOs, controlled by the MSC, that are


unsuccessful due to a lack of radio resources.

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COUNTER NAME MSC I UNSUCCESS HO DUE LACK
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
UPDATED a) When no SDCCH is available for an SDCCH HO.
b) When no TCH is available for a TCH HO.
c) When no TCH is available for an SDCCH to TCH HO.

IMPACT HO failure

REASON Internal

No 004002
COUNTER NAME MSC I UNSUCCESS HO DUE CONN
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a
radio link failure during handover, target BSC

EXPLANATION Number of incoming HOs, controlled by the MSC, that are


unsuccessful due to a connection failure.

UPDATED When the connection between the MS and the BTS is broken (on the
target channel), that is, when a message carrying an indication of a
connection failure is received (radio link failure or transcoder failure).

IMPACT HO failure

REASON External/Abis interface

No 004003
COUNTER NAME MSC I UNSUCCESS HO DUE BSS PROBLEM
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a
failure in the activation of a new channel

EXPLANATION Number of incoming HOs, controlled by the MSC, that are


unsuccessful because of BSS problems.

UPDATED When the radio channel activation fails.

IMPACT HO failure

REASON External/Abis interface

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No 004004
COUNTER NAME MSC O SUCCESS HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC
• External directed retry, source BSC
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal intra-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
circuit pool
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal inter-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool
• Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from two to two
channels, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of successful outgoing HOs controlled by the MSC.

UPDATED When the HO (SDCCH to SDCCH, SDCCH to TCH or TCH to TCH)


is completed.

DEPENDENCIES This counter is updated when one of the counters 004049, 004050
or 004051 is updated. This counter represents their sum.

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No 004005
COUNTER NAME MSC O GEN HO REQUIRED MESSAGES
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC
• External directed retry, source BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a lack of
resources, source BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to MS
returning to the old channel, source BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to call clearing
during handover, source BSC
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal intra-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal inter-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because the MSC
rejects the handover due to various causes, source BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to GSM timer
T8 expiry, source BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to adjacent cell
error, source BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH or TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from two to two
channels, source BSC

EXPLANATION Total number of HO_REQUIRED messages that are generated by


outgoing HOs controlled by the MSC.

UPDATED When the BSC sends the HANDOVER_ REQUIRED message to


the MSC.

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No 004006
COUNTER NAME MSC O UNSUCCESS HO DUE RETURN
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to MS
returning to the old channel, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of outgoing HOs, controlled by the MSC, that are


unsuccessful because the MS returns to the source channel.

UPDATED When the MS returns to the source channel.

IMPACT HO failure.

REASON External/Abis interface.

No 004007
COUNTER NAME MSC O END OF HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because the MSC
rejects the handover due to various causes, source BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to GSM timer
T8 expiry, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of the end of handover procedures (outgoing HO controlled


by the MSC).

UPDATED a) When the GSM timer T8 expires (CLEAR_COMMAND message


not received).
b) When the HO is rejected with another cause than
switch_crc_pool, cip_type_mismatch, invalid_cell,
no_radio_res_avail, req_terr_res_unava or T7_expiry.
c) When the MSC sends a CLEAR_COMMAND message with a
reason other than handover successful or call control to the BSC.
d) When there is an internal conflict with the A interface.

IMPACT HO failure (b and d)


Possibly call cleared (a and c)

REASON External/A interface

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COUNTER NAME MSC O END OF HO DUE BSS
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figureUnsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a
radio link failure during handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of the end of handover procedures due to BSS problems


(outgoing HO controlled by the MSC).

UPDATED When the connection between the MS and the BTS is broken (on the
source channel), that is, when a message carrying an indication of a
connection failure is received (radio link failure or transcoder failure).

IMPACT The call may possibly be cleared.

REASON External/Abis interface.

No 004009
COUNTER NAME MSC O GEN HO COM MESSAGES
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC
• External directed retry, source BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to MS
returning to the old channel, source BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to call clearing
during handover, source BSC
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal intra-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal inter-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to GSM timer
T8 expiry, source BSC
• Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from two to two
channels, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HANDOVER_COMMAND messages that are generated


by outgoing HOs controlled by the MSC.

UPDATED When the HANDOVER_COMMAND is sent to the MS.

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No 004010
COUNTER NAME BSC I SUCCESS HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Internal inter-cell directed retry, including feature BSS6114 TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
three to one channel
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to three channels
• Internal inter-cell direct access from parent DCCH to the child or
parent TRX
• Internal inter-cell direct access from the TCH on a child TRX to
the TCH on a parent TRX

EXPLANATION Number of successful incoming HOs controlled by the BSC.

UPDATED When the HO (SDCCH to SDCCH, SDCCH to TCH or TCH to TCH)


is completed.

DEPENDENCIES When one of the counters 004056, 004057 or 004058 is updated.


This counter represents their sum.

No 004011
COUNTER NAME BSC I UNSUCCESS HO DUE LACK
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
due to a lack of resources

EXPLANATION Number of incoming HOs, controlled by the BSC, that are


unsuccessful due to a lack of resources.

UPDATED a) When no SDCCH is available for an SDCCH HO.


b) When no TCH is available for a TCH HO.
c) When no TCH is available for an SDCCH to TCH HO.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004072 is updated along with this counter.

IMPACT HO failure

REASON Internal

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COUNTER NAME BSC I UNSUCCESS HO DUE CONN
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to
losing the MS during handover. The GSM timer T3103 expires
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to MS
returning to the old channel

EXPLANATION Number of incoming HOs, controlled by the BSC, that are


unsuccessful due to a connection failure (the MS fails to move to the
target channel).

UPDATED a) When the MS returns to the source channel


b) When the MS is lost (GSM timer T3103 expires).
c) When the connection between the MS and the BTS is broken (on
the target channel), that is, when a message carrying an indication
of a connection failure is received (radio link failure or transcoder
failure).

DEPENDENCIES a) Counter 004015 is updated along with this counter.


b) Counters 004016, 004083 and 004084 are updated along with
this counter.
c) Counter 004016 or 004042 is updated along with this counter.

IMPACT HO failure
The call may possibly be cleared

REASON External/Abis interface

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COUNTER NAME BSC I UNSUCCESS HO DUE BSS PROBLEM
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a
failure in the activation of a new channel
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover caused by
internal timer expiry or a failure in the connection of a bi-
directional speech path

EXPLANATION Number of incoming HOs, controlled by the BSC, that are


unsuccessful due to BSS problems.

UPDATED a) When the radio channel activation fails.


b) When switching from a unidirectional to a bi-directional speech
path fails.

DEPENDENCIES a) Counter 004016 is updated along with this counter.


b) Counters 004017, 004083 and 004084 are updated along with
this counter.

IMPACT a) HO failure
b) Call cleared

REASON External/Abis interface or Internal/A -interface

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COUNTER NAME BSC O SUCCESS HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Internal inter-cell directed retry, including feature BSS6114 TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
three to one channel
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to three channels
• Internal inter-cell direct access from parent DCCH to the child or
parent TRX
• Internal inter-cell direct access from the TCH on a child TRX to
the TCH on a parent TRX

EXPLANATION Number of successful outgoing HOs controlled by the BSC.

UPDATED When the HO (SDCCH to SDCCH, SDCCH to TCH or TCH to TCH)


is completed.

DEPENDENCIES This counter is updated when one of the counters 004064, 004065
or 004066 is updated. This counter represents their sum.

No 004015
COUNTER NAME BSC O UNSUCCESS HO DUE RETURN
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
due to MS returning to the old channel

EXPLANATION Number of outgoing HOs, controlled by the BSC, that are


unsuccessful because the MS returns to the source channel.

UPDATED When the MS returns to the source channel.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004012 is updated along with this counter.

IMPACT HO failure

REASON External/Abis interface

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COUNTER NAME BSC O END OF HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a
failure in the activation of a new channel
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to
losing the MS during handover. The GSM timer T3103 expires

EXPLANATION Number of the end of handover procedures that are related to


outgoing HOs controlled by the BSC.

UPDATED a) When the MS is lost (GSM timer T3103 expires).


b) When radio channel activation fails.
c) When the connection between the MS and the BTS is broken (on
the target channel), that is, when a message carrying an indication
of a connection failure is received (radio link failure or transcoder
failure).

DEPENDENCIES a) Counters 004012, 004083 and 004084 are updated along with
this counter.
b) Counter 004013 is updated along with this counter.
c) Counter 004012 is updated along with this counter.

IMPACT a) Call cleared


b) and c) HO failure

REASON External/Abis interface

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COUNTER NAME BSC O END OF HO DUE BSS
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a
radio link failure during handover
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover caused by
internal timer expiry or a failure in the connection of a bi-
directional speech path

EXPLANATION Number of outgoing HOs, controlled by the BSC, that are


unsuccessful due to BSS problems.

UPDATED a) When the connection between the MS and the BTS is broken (on
the source channel), that is, when a message carrying an indication
of a connection failure is received (radio link failure or transcoder
failure) before a HO_COMMAND message.
b) When switching from a unidirectional to a bi-directional speech
path fails.

DEPENDENCIES a) Counter 004081 is updated along with this counter.


b) Counters 004013, 004083 and 004084 are updated along with
this counter.

IMPACT Call cleared.

REASON External/Abis interface

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No 004018
COUNTER NAME INT CELL SUCCESS HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal intra-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Internal intra-cell directed retry including feature BSS6114: TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to one channel
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
one to three channels
• Internal intra-cell direct access from regular DCCH to a super-
reuse TRX

EXPLANATION Number of successful intra-cell HOs.

UPDATED When the HO (SDCCH to SDCCH, TCH to TCH or SDCCH to TCH)


is completed.

DEPENDENCIES This counter is updated when one of the counters 004073, 004074
or 004075 is updated. This counter represents their sum.

No 004019
COUNTER NAME INT CELL UNSUCCESS HO DUE LACK
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
due to lack of resources

EXPLANATION Number of intra-cell HOs that are unsuccessful due to a lack of


resources.

UPDATED a) When no SDCCH is available for an SDCCH HO.


b) When no TCH is available for a TCH HO.
c) When no TCH is available for an SDCCH to TCH HO.

IMPACT HO failure

REASON Internal

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COUNTER NAME INT CELL UNSUCCESS HO DUE MOVE
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
due to losing the MS during handover. The GSM timer T3107 expires

EXPLANATION Number of intra-cell HOs that are unsuccessful because the MS


cannot either move to the target channel or return to the source
channel.

UPDATED When the MS is lost (GSM timer T3107 expires).

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004085 is updated along with this counter.

IMPACT Call cleared

REASON External/Abis interface

No 004021
COUNTER NAME INT CELL UNSUCCESS HO DUE BSS PROBLEM
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
due to a failure in the activation of a new channel

EXPLANATION Number of unsuccessful intra-cell HOs due to BSS problems.

UPDATED a) When a radio channel activation fails.


b) When the physical context request fails.
c) When the connection between the MS and the BTS is broken, that
is, when a message carrying an indication of a connection failure is
received (radio link failure or transcoder failure).
d) When switching from a unidirectional to a bi-directional speech
path fails.

DEPENDENCIES d) Counter 004085 is updated along with this counter.

IMPACT a) and b) HO failure


c) Possibly call cleared d) Call cleared

REASON External/Abis interface or Internal/A -interface

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No 004022
COUNTER NAME INT CELL UNSUCCESS HO DUE RETURN
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover due to MS
returning to the old channel
• Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover, caused by
an internal timer expiry in the BSC or a
CONNECTION_FAILURE, ERROR_INDICATION, or
ERROR_REPORT message coming to the target channel

EXPLANATION Number of unsuccessful intra-cell HOs due to the MS's return to the
source channel.

UPDATED When the MS returns to the source channel.

IMPACT HO failure

REASON External/Abis interface

No 004023
COUNTER NAME CAUSE UPLINK QUALITY
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts caused by uplink quality (outgoing).

UPDATED When a HO is started due to uplink quality.

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COUNTER NAME CAUSE UPLINK LEVEL
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts caused by uplink level (outgoing).

UPDATED When a HO is started due to uplink level.

No 004025
COUNTER NAME CAUSE DOWNLINK QUALITY
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal intra-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts caused by downlink quality (outgoing).

UPDATED When a HO is started due to downlink quality.

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COUNTER NAME CAUSE DOWNLINK LEVEL
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts caused by downlink level (outgoing).

UPDATED When a HO is started due to downlink level.

No 004027
COUNTER NAME CAUSE DISTANCE
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal intra-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts caused by distance (outgoing).

UPDATED When a HO is started due to distance.

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No 004028
COUNTER NAME CAUSE RESPONSE TO MSC INVOCATION
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts due to a response to an invocation from the


MSC (outgoing).

UPDATED When a HO is started due to a response to an MSC invocation.

No 004029
COUNTER NAME CAUSE HIGH INT ON UPLINK
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal intra-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts caused by high interference on uplink


(outgoing).

UPDATED When a HO is started due to high interference on uplink.

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COUNTER NAME CAUSE HIGH INT ON DOWNLINK
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal intra-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts caused by high interference on downlink


(outgoing).

UPDATED When a HO is started due to high interference on downlink.

No 004031
COUNTER NAME CAUSE UMBRELLA HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC
• Internal inter-cell direct access from the TCH on a child TRX to
the TCH on a parent TRX

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to umbrella HO (outgoing).

UPDATED When a HO is started due to an umbrella HO.

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No 004032
COUNTER NAME CAUSE POWER BUDGET HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to power budget HO (outgoing).

UPDATED When a HO is started due to a power budget HO.

No 004033
COUNTER NAME CAUSE HO STARTED BY OMC
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal intra-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts started by the O&M (outgoing).

UPDATED When a HO is started by OMC.

No 004034
COUNTER NAME CAUSE HO STARTED BY CHANNEL ADM
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts started by channel administration
(outgoing).

UPDATED This counter is NOT relevant.

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COUNTER NAME CAUSE HO STARTED BY TRAFFIC REASON
RELEASE/CHANGED S8
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Handover attempt due to a BSC controlled TRHO

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts due to TRHO, controlled by the BSC.

UPDATED When a HO is started due to BSC TRHO.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS8123 Advanced Multilayer Handling

No 004036
COUNTER NAME INT CELL HO NOT ALLOWED
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
because a handover is not allowed at this phase of the call

EXPLANATION Number of HOs that are unsuccessful because no HOs are allowed
(intra-cell HO).

UPDATED a) When HO execution is not allowed in the current phase of the call
in progress.
b) When a HO is interrupted because an assignment procedure has
been started during a HO but before the BSC has sent an
ASSIGNMENT_COMMAND or HANDOVER_COMMAND message
to the MS.

IMPACT HO failure

REASON Internal

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COUNTER NAME MSC O HO NOT ALLOWED
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because a
handover is not allowed, source BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because the MSC
rejects the handover due to various causes, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of outgoing HOs, controlled by the MSC, that are


unsuccessful because no HOs are allowed.

UPDATED a) When HO execution is not allowed in the current phase of the call
in progress.
b) When the parameter DISABLE_INT_HO is set and an underlay
overlay HO start is attempted.
c) When DISABLE_EXT_DR is set and DR is attempted.
d) When external HO is not possible due to FACCH call setup.
e) When an external HO is not possible because the neighbouring
cell is defined to be the normal area of an extended cell from another
BSC.

IMPACT HO failure

REASON Internal

No 004038
COUNTER NAME BSC O HO NOT ALLOWED
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
because a handover is not allowed at this phase of the call

EXPLANATION Number of outgoing HOs, controlled by the BSC, that are


unsuccessful because no HOs are allowed.

UPDATED - When HO execution is not allowed in the current phase of the call in
progress.
- When an HO is interrupted because the assignment procedure bas
been started during a HO but before the BSC has sent a
HANDOVER_COMMAND message to the MS.

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COUNTER NAME BSC O HO NOT ALLOWED
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
DEPENDENCIES Counter 004081 is updated along with this counter.

IMPACT HO failure

REASON External/A interface

No 004039
COUNTER NAME INT CELL CALL CLEAR DURING HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
due to call clearing during handover

EXPLANATION Number of intra-cell HOs that are unsuccessful because the call is
cleared.

UPDATED a) When the subscriber clears the call during the HO.
b) When channel blocking is started during the HO.

REASON External

No 004040
COUNTER NAME MSC I CALL CLEAR DURING HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
UPDATED This counter is NOT relevant.

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COUNTER NAME MSC O CALL CLEAR DURING HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to call
clearing during handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of outgoing HOs, controlled by the MSC, that are


unsuccessful because the call is cleared during the HO.

UPDATED a) When the subscriber clears the call during the HO.
b) When channel blocking is started during the HO.
c) When the MS has sent messages concerning
- A interface speech circuits
- state changes of the BSSAP subsystem
- abnormal release of the SCCP connection
d) When the reset of circuits are received from the MSC
e) When there is a BCSU restart (if the TCHs related to the HO are
in that BCSU).

IMPACT Call cleared

REASON Internal or external/A interface

No 004042
COUNTER NAME BSC O CALL CLEAR DURING HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S1
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
due to call clearing during handover

EXPLANATION Number of outgoing HOs, controlled by the BSC, that are


unsuccessful because the call is cleared.

UPDATED a) When the subscriber clears the call during the HO.
b) When channel blocking is started during the HO.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004081 is updated along with this counter.

IMPACT Call cleared

REASON Internal or external / A interface

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COUNTER NAME MSC I TCH TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, target BSC
• Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from four to one
channel, target BSC
• Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from one to two
channels, target BSC

EXPLANATION Number of successful incoming TCH to TCH HOs controlled by the


MSC.

UPDATED When the HO is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004000 is updated along with this counter.

No 004044
COUNTER NAME MSC I SDCCH TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure External directed retry, target BSC

EXPLANATION Number of successful incoming SDCCH to TCH HOs controlled by


the MSC.

UPDATED When a directed retry procedure is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004000 is updated along with this counter.

No 004045
COUNTER NAME MSC I SDCCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, target
BSC

EXPLANATION Number of successful incoming SDCCH to SDCCH HOs controlled


by the MSC.

UPDATED When the HO is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004000 is updated along with this counter.

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COUNTER NAME MSC I TCH TCH AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, target BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a lack of
resources, target BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a failure in
the activation of a new channel, target BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to MS
returning to the old channel, target BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because no radio
resources are available due to switch_crc_pool, target BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a radio link
failure during handover, target BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover, target BSC
• Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from four to one
channel, target BSC
• Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from one to two
channels, target BSC

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to incoming TCH to TCH HOs controlled by the


MSC.

UPDATED When the HO attempt is started.

No 004047
COUNTER NAME MSC I SDCCH TCH AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure External directed retry, target BSC

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to incoming SDCCH to TCH HOs controlled by


the MSC.

UPDATED When a directed retry procedure is started.

RELATED TO A FEATURE Directed Retry

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COUNTER NAME MSC I SDCCH AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, target
BSC

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to incoming SDCCH to SDCCH HOs controlled


by the MSC.

UPDATED When the HO attempt is started.

No 004049
COUNTER NAME MSC O TCH TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal intra-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal inter-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool
• Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from two to two
channels, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of successful outgoing TCH to TCH HOs controlled by the


MSC.

UPDATED When the HO is completed.

No 004050
COUNTER NAME MSC O SDCCH TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure External directed retry, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of successful outgoing SDCCH to TCH HOs controlled by


the MSC.

UPDATED When a directed retry procedure is completed.

RELATED TO A FEATURE Directed Retry

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COUNTER NAME MSC O SDCCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source
BSC

EXPLANATION Number of successful outgoing SDCCH to SDCCH HOs controlled


by the MSC.

UPDATED When the HO is completed.

No 004052
COUNTER NAME MSC O TCH TCH AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal intra-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal inter-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool
• Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from two to two
channels, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to outgoing TCH to TCH HOs controlled by the


MSC.

UPDATED When the HO attempt is started.

No 004053
COUNTER NAME MSC O SDCCH TCH AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure External directed retry, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to outgoing SDCCH to TCH HOs controlled by


the MSC.

UPDATED When a directed retry procedure is started.

RELATED TO A FEATURE Directed Retry

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COUNTER NAME MSC O SDCCH AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source
BSC

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to outgoing SDCCH to SDCCH HOs controlled


by the MSC.

UPDATED When the HO attempt is started.

No 004055
COUNTER NAME MSC O FAIL LACK
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a lack of
resources, source BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because the MSC
rejects the handover due to various causes, source BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH or TCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of outgoing HOs, controlled by the MSC, that are


unsuccessful because there are no radio resources available in the
target cell.

UPDATED a) When no SDCCH is available in the target cell for an SDCCH HO.
b) When no TCH is available in the target cell for a TCH HO.
c) When no TCH is available in the target cell for an SDCCH to TCH
HO.
d) When no terrestrial channel is available in the target cell.
e) When the GSM timer T7 expires

IMPACT HO failure

REASON Internal

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COUNTER NAME BSC I TCH TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
three to one channel
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to three channels
• Internal inter-cell direct access from the TCH on a child TRX to
the TCH on a parent TRX

EXPLANATION Number of successful incoming TCH to TCH HOs controlled by the


BSC.

UPDATED When the HO is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004010 is updated along with this counter.

No 004057
COUNTER NAME BSC I SDCCH TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S2/S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Internal inter-cell directed retry, including feature BSS6114 TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO
• Internal inter-cell direct access from parent DCCH to the child or
parent TRX

EXPLANATION Number of successful incoming SDCCH to TCH HOs controlled by


the BSC.

UPDATED a) When a directed retry procedure is completed.


b) When the direct access to the super-reuse TRX is completed.
c) When the TCH assignment to the super-reuse TRX is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004010 is updated along with this counter.

RELATED TO A FEATURE Directed Retry, BSS6114 TCH assignment to the super-reuse TRX
in IUO and BSS7057 Direct Access to Super-Reuse TRX in IUO.

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COUNTER NAME BSC I SDCCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH
handover

EXPLANATION Number of successful incoming SDCCH to SDCCH HOs controlled


by the BSC.

UPDATED When the HO is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004010 is updated along with this counter.

No 004059
COUNTER NAME BSC I TCH TCH AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
three to one channel
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to three channels
• Internal inter-cell direct access from the TCH on a child TRX to
the TCH on a parent TRX

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to incoming TCH to TCH HOs controlled by the


BSC.

UPDATED When the HO attempt is started.

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No 004060
COUNTER NAME BSC I SDCCH TCH AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2/S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Internal inter-cell directed retry, including feature BSS6114 TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO
• Internal inter-cell direct access from parent DCCH to the child or
parent TRX

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to incoming SDCCH to TCH HOs controlled by


the BSC.

UPDATED a) When a directed retry procedure is started.


b) When the direct access to the super-reuse TRX is started.
c) When the TCH assignment to the super-reuse TRX is started.

RELATED TO A FEATURE Directed Retry, BSS6114 TCH assignment to the super-reuse TRX
in IUO and BSS7057 Direct Access to Super-Reuse TRX in IUO.

No 004061
COUNTER NAME BSC I SDCCH AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH
handover

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to incoming SDCCH to SDCCH HOs controlled


by the BSC.

UPDATED When the HO attempt is started.

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COUNTER NAME BSC I NONOPT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Internal inter-cell directed retry, including feature BSS6114 TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
three to one channel
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to three channels

EXPLANATION Number of successful incoming HOs to a non-optimum cell


controlled by the BSC.

UPDATED When a HO to a target cell other than the first one in the list of
candidate target cells is completed.

No 004063
COUNTER NAME BSC I NONOPT AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Internal inter-cell directed retry, including feature BSS6114 TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a
lack of resources
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover because
no radio resources are available due to switch_crc_pool
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
three to one channel
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to three channels

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to incoming HOs to a non-optimum cell


controlled by the BSC.

UPDATED When a HO to a target cell other than the first one in the list of
candidate target cells is started.

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No 004064
COUNTER NAME BSC O TCH TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
three to one channel
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to three channels
• Internal inter-cell direct access from the TCH on a child TRX to
the TCH on a parent TRX

EXPLANATION Number of successful outgoing TCH to TCH HOs controlled by the


BSC.

UPDATED When the HO is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004014 is updated along with this counter.

No 004065
COUNTER NAME BSC O SDCCH TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S2/S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Internal inter-cell directed retry, including feature BSS6114 TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO
• Internal inter-cell direct access from parent DCCH to the child or
parent TRX

EXPLANATION Number of successful outgoing TCH HOs controlled by the BSC.

UPDATED a) When a directed retry procedure is completed.


b) When the direct access from the SDCCH to TCH on a super-
reuse TRX is completed.
c) When the intelligent directed retry is completed.
d) When the TCH assignment to a super-reuse TRX is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004014 is updated along with this counter.

RELATED TO A FEATURE Directed Retry, BSS6114 TCH assignment to the super-reuse TRX
in IUO and BSS7057 Direct Access to Super-Reuse TRX in IUO.

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COUNTER NAME BSC O SDCCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH
handover

EXPLANATION Number of successful outgoing SDCCH to SDCCH HOs controlled


by the BSC.

UPDATED When the HO is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004014 is updated along with this counter.

No 004067
COUNTER NAME BSC O TCH TCH AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2/S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
three to one channel
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to three channels
• Internal inter-cell direct access from the TCH on a child TRX to
the TCH on a parent TRX

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to outgoing TCH to TCH HOs controlled by the


BSC.

UPDATED When the HO attempt is started.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7057 Direct Access to Super-Reuse TRX in IUO.

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No 004068
COUNTER NAME BSC O SDCCH TCH AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2/S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Internal inter-cell directed retry, including feature BSS6114 TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO
• Internal inter-cell direct access from parent DCCH to the child or
parent TRX

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to outgoing SDCCH to TCH HOs controlled by


the BSC.

UPDATED a) When a directed retry procedure is started.


b) When the direct access from the SDCCH to TCH on a super-
reuse TRX is started.
c) When the intelligent directed retry is started.
d) When the TCH assignment to a super-reuse TRX is started.

RELATED TO A FEATURE Directed Retry, BSS6114 TCH assignment to the super-reuse TRX
in IUO and BSS7057 Direct Access to Super-Reuse TRX in IUO.

No 004069
COUNTER NAME BSC O SDCCH AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH
handover

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to outgoing SDCCH to SDCCH HOs controlled


by the BSC.

UPDATED When the HO attempt is started.

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COUNTER NAME BSC O NONOPT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Internal inter-cell directed retry, including feature BSS6114 TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
three to one channel
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to three channels

EXPLANATION Number of successful outgoing HOs to a non-optimum cell


controlled by the BSC.

UPDATED When a HO to a target cell other than the first one in the list of
candidate target cells is completed.

No 004071
COUNTER NAME BSC O NONOPT AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Internal inter-cell directed retry, including feature BSS6114 TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a
lack of resources
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover because
no radio resources are available due to switch_crc_pool
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
three to one channel
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to three channels

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to outgoing HOs to a non-optimum cell


controlled by the BSC.

UPDATED When a HO to a target cell other than the first one in the list of
candidate target cells is started.

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No 004072
COUNTER NAME BSC O FAIL LACK
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
due to a lack of resources

UPDATED a) When no SDCCH is available in the target cell for an SDCCH HO.
b) When no TCH is available in the target cell for a TCH HO.
c) When no TCH is available in the target cell for an SDCCH to TCH
HO.

IMPACT HO failure

REASON Internal

No 004073
COUNTER NAME CELL TCH TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to one channel
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
one to three channels

EXPLANATION Number of successful intra-cell (TCH to TCH) HOs.

UPDATED When the HO is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004018 is updated along with this counter.

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COUNTER NAME CELL SDCCH TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S2/S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Internal intra-cell directed retry including feature BSS6114: TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO
• Internal intra-cell direct access from regular DCCH to a super-
reuse TRX

EXPLANATION Number of successful intra-cell (SDCCH to TCH) HOs.

UPDATED a) When a channel assignment to a super-reuse TRX in an IUO DR


is completed.
b) When the direct access to a super-reuse TRX is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004018 is updated along with this counter.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS6114 TCH assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO and
BSS7057 Direct Access to Super-Reuse TRX in IUO.

No 004075
COUNTER NAME CELL SDCCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful internal intra-cell SDCCH to SDCCH
handover

EXPLANATION Number of successful intra-cell (SDCCH to SDCCH) HOs.

UPDATED When the HO is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004018 is updated along with this counter.

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COUNTER NAME CELL TCH TCH AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to one channel
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
one to three channels

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to intra-cell (TCH to TCH) HOs.

UPDATED When the HO attempt is started.

No 004077
COUNTER NAME CELL SDCCH TCH AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2/S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Internal intra-cell directed retry including feature BSS6114: TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO
• Internal intra-cell direct access from regular DCCH to a super-
reuse TRX

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to intra-cell (SDCCH to TCH) HOs.

UPDATED a) When a channel assignment to a super-reuse TRX in an IUO DR


is started.
b) When the direct access to a super-reuse TRX is started.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS6114 TCH assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO and
BSS7057 Direct Access to Super-Reuse TRX in IUO.

No 004078
COUNTER NAME CELL SDCCH AT
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful internal intra-cell SDCCH to SDCCH
handover

EXPLANATION Number of attempts to intra-cell (SDCCH to SDCCH) HOs.

UPDATED When the HO attempt is started.

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No 004079
COUNTER NAME CAUSE DIR RETRY
RELEASE/CHANGED S2/S6
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Internal intra-cell directed retry including feature BSS6114: TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO
• Internal inter-cell directed retry, including feature BSS6114 TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO
• External directed retry, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts due to directed retry.

RELATED TO A FEATURE Directed Retry, BSS6114 TCH assignment to the super-reuse TRX
in IUO.

No 004080
COUNTER NAME MSC I END OF HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to MS
returning to the old channel, target BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover, target BSC

EXPLANATION Number of end of handover procedures in incoming HOs that are


controlled by the MSC.

UPDATED a) When the MS returns onto the source channel.


b) When the MS is lost during the HO.
c) When the call is cleared during the HO either by the subscriber, or
by messages from the MS concerning
- the start of channel blocking
- the A interface speech circuits
- state changes of the BSSAP subsystem
- an abnormal release of the SCCP connection
d) When the call is cleared during the HO by a message received
from the MSC concerning the resetting of the circuits or the BCSU
restart (if the TCHs related to the HO are in that BCSU).

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COUNTER NAME MSC I END OF HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
DEPENDENCIES b) Counter 004108 is updated along with this counter.

IMPACT HO failure
Possibly call cleared

REASON External/Abis interface

No 004081
COUNTER NAME BSC I END OF HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover because a
handover is not allowed at this phase of the call
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to call
clearing during handover
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a
radio link failure during handover

EXPLANATION Number of end of handover procedures in the incoming HOs that are
controlled by the BSC.

UPDATED a) When it is not allowed to execute a HO at the current phase of the


call.
b) When the call is cleared during the HO.
c) When the connection between the MS and the BTS is broken (on
the source channel), that is, when a message carrying an indication
of a connection failure is received (radio link failure or transcoder
failure).

DEPENDENCIES a) Counter 004038 is updated along with this counter.


b) Counter 004042 is updated along with this counter.
c) Counter 004017 is updated along with this counter.

IMPACT HO failure
Possibly call cleared

REASON External/Abis interface

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COUNTER NAME BSC O MS REQ ENQ PROC
RELEASE/CHANGED S2
EXPLANATION Number of MSs required in a HO candidate enquiry.

No 004083
COUNTER NAME BSC I DROP CALLS
RELEASE/CHANGED S3
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to
losing the MS during handover. The GSM timer T3103 expires
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover caused by
internal timer expiry or a failure in the connection of a bi-
directional speech path

EXPLANATION Number of calls that are dropped during incoming HOs controlled by
the BSC.

UPDATED a) When the MS is lost (timer T3103 expires).


b) When switching from a unidirectional to a bi-directional speech
path fails.

DEPENDENCIES a) Counters 004012, 004016 and 004084 are updated along with
this counter.
b) Counters 004013, 004017 and 004084 are updated along with
this counter.

IMPACT Call cleared

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COUNTER NAME BSC O DROP CALLS
RELEASE/CHANGED S3
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to
losing the MS during handover. The GSM timer T3103 expires
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover caused by
internal timer expiry or a failure in the connection of a bi-
directional speech path

EXPLANATION Number of calls that are dropped during outgoing HOs controlled by
the BSC.

UPDATED a) When the MS is lost (timer T3103 expires).


b) When switching from a unidirectional to a bi-directional speech
path fails.

DEPENDENCIES a) Counters 004012, 004016 and 004083 are updated along with
this counter.
b) Counters 004013, 004017 and 004083 are updated along with
this counter.

IMPACT Call cleared

No 004085
COUNTER NAME CELL DROP CALLS
RELEASE/CHANGED S3
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
due to losing the MS during handover. The GSM timer T3107 expires

EXPLANATION Number of calls dropped during intra-cell HOs.

UPDATED a) When the MS is lost (timer T3107 expires).


b) When switching from a unidirectional to a bi-directional speech
path fails.

DEPENDENCIES a) Counter 004020 is updated along with this counter.


b) Counter 004021 is updated along with this counter.

IMPACT Call cleared

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No 004086
COUNTER NAME CAUSE PREEMPTION
RELEASE/CHANGED S3
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal intra-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts due to pre-emption.

UPDATED When a HO is started due to pre-emption.

No 004087
COUNTER NAME CAUSE FIELD DROP
RELEASE/CHANGED S4
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts caused by rapid field drop.

UPDATED When a HO is started due to rapid field drop.

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COUNTER NAME CAUSE LOW DISTANCE
RELEASE/CHANGED S4
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal intra-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts caused by low distance.

UPDATED When a HO is started due to low distance.

No 004089
COUNTER NAME CAUSE BAD CI RATIO
RELEASE/CHANGED S4
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal intra-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts caused by a poor C/I ratio on the super-


reuse frequency.

UPDATED When a HO is started due to a poor C/I ratio.

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COUNTER NAME CAUSE GOOD CI RATIO
RELEASE/CHANGED S4
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful internal intra-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts caused by a good C/I ratio on the super-


reuse frequency.

UPDATED When a HO is started due to a good C/I ratio.

No 004091
COUNTER NAME HO DUE SLOW MOV MS
RELEASE/CHANGED S5
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HOs caused by a slowly moving MS in the macro cell.

UPDATED When a HO is started due to a slowly moving MS.

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COUNTER NAME MSC I ATT SWITCH CIRC POOL
RELEASE/CHANGED S5
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, target BSC
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, target BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a failure in
the activation of a new channel, target BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to MS
returning to the old channel, target BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because no radio
resources are available due to switch_crc_pool, target BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a radio link
failure during handover, target BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover, target BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts started due to cause switch_circuit_pool

UPDATED When cause switch_circuit_pool is received in the


HANDOVER_REQUIRED message from the A interface.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004046 is updated along with this counter.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS5010 Half Rate

No 004093
COUNTER NAME MSC I SUCC SWITCH CIRC POOL
RELEASE/CHANGED S5
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, target BSC
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, target BSC

EXPLANATION Number of successful HOs started due to cause switch_circuit_pool.

UPDATED When the HO due to the cause switch_circuit_pool from the A


interface is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004043 is updated along with this counter.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS5010 Half Rate

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COUNTER NAME MSC O ATT SWITCH CIRC POOL
RELEASE/CHANGED S5
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal intra-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal inter-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts started due to cause switch_circuit_pool.

UPDATED When cause switch_circuit_pool is sent to the A interface in the


HANDOVER_REQUIRED message.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004052 is updated along with this counter.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS5010 Half Rate

No 004095
COUNTER NAME MSC O SUCC SWITCH CIRC POOL
RELEASE/CHANGED S5
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal intra-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal inter-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool

EXPLANATION Number of successful HOs started due to cause switch_circuit_pool.

UPDATED When the HO due to cause switch_circuit_ pool from the A interface
is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004049 is updated along with this counter.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS5010 Half Rate

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No 004096
COUNTER NAME BSC O UNSUCC A INT CIRC TYPE
RELEASE/CHANGED S5
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover because
no radio resources are available due to switch_crc_pool
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal inter-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool

EXPLANATION Number of outgoing HOs that are unsuccessful due to a wrong A


interface circuit type.

UPDATED When an internal outgoing inter-cell HO attempt is interrupted


because the BSC wants to change the A interface circuit pool before
TCH allocation.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004097 is updated along with this counter.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS5010 Half Rate

IMPACT HO failure

REASON External /A interface

No 004097
COUNTER NAME BSC I UNSUCC A INT CIRC TYPE
RELEASE/CHANGED S5
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover because
no radio resources are available due to switch_crc_pool
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal inter-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool

EXPLANATION Number of incoming HOs that are unsuccessful due to a wrong A


interface circuit type.

UPDATED When an internal incoming inter-cell HO attempt is interrupted


because the BSC wants to change the A interface circuit pool before
TCH allocation.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004096 is updated along with this counter.

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COUNTER NAME BSC I UNSUCC A INT CIRC TYPE
RELEASE/CHANGED S5
RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS5010 Half Rate

IMPACT HO failure

REASON External /A interface

No 004098
COUNTER NAME INT UNSUCC A INT CIRC TYPE
RELEASE/CHANGED S5
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover because
no radio resources are available due to switch_crc_pool
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal intra-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool

EXPLANATION Number of HOs unsuccessful due to a wrong A interface circuit type.

UPDATED When an internal intra-cell HO attempt is interrupted because the


BSC wants to change the A interface circuit pool before TCH
allocation.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS5010 Half Rate

IMPACT HO failure

REASON External /A interface

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No 004099
COUNTER NAME HO ATT DUE SWITCH CIRC POOL
RELEASE/CHANGED S5
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal intra-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool
• Successful handover type reselection from an internal inter-cell
TCH to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching
the circuit pool

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts started in order to change the A interface


circuit type.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS5010 Half Rate

No 004100
COUNTER NAME MSC O ADJ CELL ID ERR
RELEASE/CHANGED S5
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because the MSC
rejects the handover due to various causes, source BSC
• Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to adjacent cell
error, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of errors in adjacent cell identification.

UPDATED a) When the BSC notices that the target cell information (BCCH
frequency and/or BSIC) received in the HANDOVER_COMMAND
message from the MSC differs from that in the source BSDATA (BSS
Radio Network Configuration Database).
b) When the MSC rejects the HO attempt due to cause invalid_cell
during a HO from SDCCH to TCH or from TCH to TCH .

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS5370 Target Cell Identifier Checking in External HO

IMPACT HO failure

REASON Internal. Information on the adjacent cells is incorrect in the BSS


Radio Network Configuration Database in the source BSC

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COUNTER NAME MSC I UNSUCC DUE A IF CRC
RELEASE/CHANGED S5
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because no
radio resources are available due to switch_crc_pool, target BSC

EXPLANATION Number of incoming unsuccessful HOs due to a wrong A interface


circuit type.

UPDATED When the HO attempt ends as a result of a TCH allocation attempt


which is unsuccessful because of a mismatch between the
requested TCH channel type and the A interface circuit type. The
cause switch_circuit_pool is sent in the HANDOVER_FAILURE
message to the A interface.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS5010 Half Rate

IMPACT HO failure

REASON External /A interface

No 004102
COUNTER NAME MSC O UNSUCC DUE A IF CRC
RELEASE/CHANGED S5
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because
the MSC rejects the handover due to various causes, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of HOs that are unsuccessful because of a wrong A


interface circuit type.

UPDATED When an external HO attempt ends with the A interface causes


circuit_pool_mismatch or switch_ circuit_pool.
This counter is updated also when a HO attempt initiated by the BSC
is interrupted because there is no proper circuit pool or there is no
free A interface circuit available in the proper pool.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS5010 Half Rate

IMPACT HO failure

REASON External /A interface

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No 004103
COUNTER NAME HO FROM NORMAL TO EXT AREA
RELEASE/CHANGED S6
EXPLANATION Number of HOs from normal area to extended area.

UPDATED When internal intra-cell HO start reason is cause DISTANCE (4027)


and the HO is attempted from normal area to extended area.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS6037: Improved Solution for Extended Cell

No 004104
COUNTER NAME HO FROM EXT TO NORMAL AREA
RELEASE/CHANGED S6
EXPLANATION Number of HOs from extended area to normal area.

UPDATED When internal intra-cell HO is started as a result of the cause


LOW_DISTANCE (4088) and the HO attempt is from extended area
to normal area.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS6037: Improved Solution for Extended Cell

No 004105
COUNTER NAME HO DUE TO MS SLOW SPEED
RELEASE/CHANGED S6
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION HO due to a detected low speed MS.

UPDATED When an internal inter-cell or external HO attempt is started because


the speed of the MS is below the threshold value LSL (Lower Speed
Limit).

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS6083: MS Speed Detection

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COUNTER NAME HO DUE TO MS HIGH SPEED
RELEASE/CHANGED S6
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION HO due to a detected high speed MS.

UPDATED When an internal inter-cell or external HO attempt is started because


the speed of the MS has exceeded the threshold value USL (Upper
Speed Limit).

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS6083: MS Speed Detection

No 004107
COUNTER NAME MSC O CALL DROP DURING HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to GSM
timer T8 expiry, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of calls that are dropped during external HOs, after the
HANDOVER_COMMAND is received from the MSC.

UPDATED a) When a call is dropped during an external HO and after the BSC
has received a HANDOVER_COMMAND message.
b) When either the GSM timer T8 expires, or the MSC sends a
CLEAR_COMMAND message to the BSC with other cause than call
control or handover successful.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004007 is updated along with this counter.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7042 Measurement improvements

IMPACT Call cleared

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COUNTER NAME MSC I CALL POSS DROP DURING HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover, target BSC

EXPLANATION Number of failures (the call may possibly be dropped) during


external HOs, after the HO_REQUEST_ ACK message is sent to the
MSC.

UPDATED a) When a call is possibly dropped during an external HO, after the
HO_REQUEST_ACK message is sent to the MSC.
b) When the GSM timer T9113 expires or the MSC sends a
CLEAR_COMMAND message to the BSC with some other cause
than call control or radio interface failure revision to old channel.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004080 is updated along with this counter.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7042 Measurement improvements

IMPACT Possibly call cleared

No 004109
COUNTER NAME HO ATT DUE TO BAD RXLEV ON SUPER
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts due to a Bad Rxlevel on a super-reuse


frequency.

UPDATED When a HO is started due to a Bad Rxlevel on the super-reuse


frequency.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7064 ICE handover support

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COUNTER NAME HO ATT DUE TO GOOD RXLEV ON REGULAR
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover

EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts due to a Good Rxlevel on a regular


frequency.

UPDATED When a HO is started due to a Good Rxlevel on the regular


frequency.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7064 ICE handover support

No 004111
COUNTER NAME HO ATT DUE ERFD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover
• Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC
• Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover
• Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of inter-cell HO attempts during an ERFD (Enhanced Rapid


Field Drop) HO. All inter-cell HOs during ERFD HO are mapped to
the ERFD HO counter.

UPDATED When a HO is started due to ERFD.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7031 Rapid field drop improvement

No 004112
COUNTER NAME MSC O ATT FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to two channels, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of outgoing HO attempts for HSCSD calls controlled by the


MSC.

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COUNTER NAME MSC O ATT FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
UPDATED When a HO attempt for HSCSD connection is started.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004052 or 004053 will also be updated.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7003, BSS7037 HSCSD and 14.4 kbit/s data services

No 004113
COUNTER NAME MSC O SUCC FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to two channels, source BSC

EXPLANATION Number of successful outgoing HOs for HSCSD calls controlled by


the MSC.

UPDATED When a HO attempt for HSCSD connection is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004049 or 004050 and counter 004004 will also be updated.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7003, BSS7037 HSCSD and 14.4 kbit/s data services

No 004114
COUNTER NAME MSC I ATT FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from four to one
channel, target BSC
• Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from one to two
channels, target BSC

EXPLANATION Number of incoming HO attempts for HSCSD calls controlled by the


MSC.

UPDATED When a HO attempt for a multichannel connection is started.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004046 or 004047 will also be updated.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7003, BSS7037 HSCSD and 14.4 kbit/s data services

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COUNTER NAME MSC I SUCC FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from four to one
channel, target BSC
• Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from one to two
channels, target BSC

EXPLANATION Number of successful incoming HOs for HSCSD calls controlled by


the MSC.

UPDATED When a HO attempt for a multichannel connection is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004043 or 004044 and counter 004000 will also be updated.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7003, BSS7037 HSCSD and 14.4 kbit/s data services

No 004116
COUNTER NAME MSC I SUCC INC FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
one to two channels, target BSC

EXPLANATION The number of channels in an MSC-controlled HO for an outgoing


HSCSD call has increased.

UPDATED When a current channel IE is included in the


HANDOVER_REQUEST message and the number of allocated
channels is greater in the target cell than in the source cell.

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COUNTER NAME MSC I SUCC DEC FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
four to one channel, target BSC

EXPLANATION The number of channels in an MSC-controlled HO for an outgoing


HSCSD call has decreased.

UPDATED When a current channel IE is included in the


HANDOVER_REQUEST message and the number of allocated
channels in the target cell is lower than in the source cell.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7003, BSS7037 HSCSD and 14.4 kbit/s data services

No 004118
COUNTER NAME BSC O ATT FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
three to one channel
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to three channels

EXPLANATION Number of outgoing HO attempts for HSCSD calls controlled by the


BSC.

UPDATED When a HO attempt for a multichannel connection is started.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004067 or 004068 will also be updated.

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COUNTER NAME BSC O SUCC FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
three to one channel
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to three channels

EXPLANATION Number of successful outgoing HOs for HSCSD calls controlled by


the BSC.

UPDATED When a HO attempt for multichannel connection is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004064 or 004065 and counter 004014 will also be updated.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7003, BSS7037 HSCSD and 14.4 kbit/s data services

No 004120
COUNTER NAME BSC I ATT FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
three to one channel
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to three channels

EXPLANATION Number of incoming HO attempts for HSCSD calls controlled by the


BSC.

UPDATED When a HO attempt for a multichannel connection is started.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004059 or 004060 will also be updated.

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COUNTER NAME BSC I SUCC FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
three to one channel
• Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to three channels

EXPLANATION Number of successful incoming HOs for HSCSD calls controlled by


the BSC.

UPDATED When a HO attempt for a multichannel connection is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004056 or 004057 and counter 004010 will also be updated.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7003, BSS7037 HSCSD and 14.4 kbit/s data services

No 004122
COUNTER NAME BSC I SUCC INC FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover
from two to three channels

EXPLANATION The number of channels in an BSC-controlled HO for an outgoing


HSCSD call has increased.

UPDATED When a number of allocated channels in the target cell is greater


than in the source cell.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7003, BSS7037 HSCSD and 14.4 kbit/s data services

No 004123
COUNTER NAME BSC I SUCC deC FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover
from three to one channel

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COUNTER NAME BSC I SUCC deC FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
EXPLANATION The number of channels in an BSC-controlled HO for an outgoing
HSCSD call has decreased.

UPDATED When a number of allocated channels in the target cell is lower than
in the source cell.

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No 004124
COUNTER NAME INTRA ATT FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to one channel
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
one to three channels

EXPLANATION Number of intra-cell HO attempts for HSCSD calls.

UPDATED When a HO attempt for multichannel connection is started.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004076 or 004077 will also be updated.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7003, BSS7037 HSCSD and 14.4 kbit/s data services

No 004125
COUNTER NAME INTRA SUCC FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
two to one channel
• Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from
one to three channels

EXPLANATION Number of successful intra-cell HOs for HSCSD calls.

UPDATED When a HO attempt for multichannel connection is completed.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004073 or 004074 and counter 004018 will also be updated.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7003, BSS7037 HSCSD and 14.4 kbit/s data services

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COUNTER NAME INTRA SUCC INC FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover
from one to three channels

EXPLANATION The number of channels in intra-cell HOs for an HSCSD call has
increased .

UPDATED When the number of allocated channels in the target TRX is greater
than in the source TRX.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7003, BSS7037 HSCSD and 14.4 kbit/s data services

No 004127
COUNTER NAME INTRA SUCC DEC FOR HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover
from two to one channel

EXPLANATION The number of channels in intra-cell HOs for a HSCSD call has
decreased.

UPDATED When a number of allocated channels in the target TRX is lower


than in the source TRX.

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COUNTER NAME HO ATT DUE TO DIRECT ACCESS
RELEASE/CHANGED S7
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figures:
• Internal intra-cell direct access from regular DCCH to a super-
reuse TRX
• Internal inter-cell direct access from parent DCCH to the child or
parent TRX

EXPLANATION Number of direct access attempts.


In the HO measurement, an intra-cell direct access is considered an
intra-cell HO and correspondingly, an inter-cell direct access is
considered an inter-cell HO.

UPDATED When a HO is started with cause direct access

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS7057 Direct access to super reuse TRX in IUO

No 004129
COUNTER NAME HO ATT DUE TO DADLB
RELEASE/CHANGED S8
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Handover attempt due to DADL/B

EXPLANATION This counter is updated when a handover attempt is started due to


Direct Access to Desired Layer/Band (DADL/B).

UPDATED When a HO is started with cause DADL/B.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS8032 Direct Access to Desired Layer/Band

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COUNTER NAME HO ATT DUE TO GPRS
RELEASE/CHANGED S9
TRIGGER POINT(S) See figure Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover

EXPLANATION This counter is updated when a handover attempt is started due to


GPRS channel allocation.

UPDATED When a HO is started with the request of the radio resource


manager in order to enable an upgrade to the GPRS territory.
NOTE! This counter may show some values even if there has been
no GPRS Traffic. Since the GPRS Territory method operates
according to CS Traffic, this may cause upgrades and downgrades to
the GPRS Territory and subsequently cause handovers to CS Calls
triggering this counter.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS9006 GPRS Telecom in BCSU and MCMU

No 004131
COUNTER NAME INTRA CELL SUCCESS SDCCH HO BETWEEN BTSS
RELEASE/CHANGED S10
EXPLANATION Number of completed and successful SDCCH-SDCCH handovers
between two BTSs of the segment.

UPDATED At the target BTS when the call has been successfully transferred to
the target SDCCH.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10016 Common BCCH Control


BSS10046 Multi BCF Control

No 004132
COUNTER NAME INTRA CELL SUCCESS TCH HO BETWEEN BTSS
RELEASE/CHANGED S10
EXPLANATION Number of completed and successful TCH to TCH handovers
between the BTSs of the segment.

UPDATED At the target BTS when the call has been successfully transferred to
the target TCH.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10016 Common BCCH Control


BSS10046 Multi BCF Control

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COUNTER NAME HO ATTEMPT INTER BAND SDCCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S10
EXPLANATION Number of attempts to perform an SDCCH-SDCCH handover, based
on the duration of an SDCCH reservation, from a BTS on the BCCH
frequency band to a BTS on another frequency band of the segment.

UPDATED At the source BTS on BCCH frequency band whenever a handover


attempt is made to move a call to an SDCCH on another frequency
band of the segment. PGSM 900 and EGSM 900 are here regarded
as different bands.

DEPENDENCIES Information on the success of the attempts can be seen on BSC


level in counter 051136.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10016 Common BCCH Control

No 004134
COUNTER NAME INTRA CELL SUCCESS SDCCH HO BETWEEN BANDS
RELEASE/CHANGED S10
EXPLANATION Number of completed and successful SDCCH-SDCCH handovers
between two BTSs on different frequency bands of a segment.
PGSM 900 and EGSM 900 are regarded as parts of the same GSM
900 frequency band.

UPDATED At the target BTS when the call has been successfully transferred to
the target SDCCH.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004131 is updated along with this counter.

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COUNTER NAME HO ATTEMPT INTER BAND TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S10
EXPLANATION Number of attempts to perform a TCH to TCH handover between
BTSs on different frequency bands of a segment due to load.

UPDATED At the source BTS whenever a handover is initiated in order to move


a call to another band of the segment and, as a result, to decrease
the load of the source BTS. PGSM 900 and EGSM 900 are regarded
here as different bands.

DEPENDENCIES Information on the success of the attempts can be seen on BSC


level in counter 051135.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10016 Common BCCH Control

No 004136
COUNTER NAME INTRA CELL SUCCESS TCH HO BETWEEN BANDS
RELEASE/CHANGED S10
EXPLANATION Number of completed and successful TCH to TCH handovers
between two BTSs on different frequency bands of a segment.
PGSM 900 and EGSM 900 are regarded as parts of the same GSM
900 frequency band.

UPDATED At the target BTS when the call has been successfully transferred to
the target TCH between GSM 900 and GSM 1800 bands in either
direction.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004132 is updated along with this counter.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10016 Common BCCH Control

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COUNTER NAME HO ATTEMPT INTER BTS TYPE SDCCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S10
EXPLANATION Number of attempts to perform an SDCCH to SDCCH handover,
based on the duration of an SDCCH reservation, from an UltraSite
BTS to a Talk Family BTS within a segment.

UPDATED At the source BTS whenever an attempt is made to move a call from
an SDCCH in an UltraSite BTS to an SDCCH in a Talk Family BTS of
the segment, based on the duration of the source SDCCH
reservation.

DEPENDENCIES Information on the success of the attempts on BSC level can be


seen in counter 051148.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10046 Multi BCF Control

No 004138
COUNTER NAME INTRA CELL SUCCESS SDCCH HO BETWEEN BTS
RELEASE/CHANGED TYPES
S10
EXPLANATION Number of completed and successful SDCCH to SDCCH handovers
from a BTS of one base station site type to a BTS of another type
within a segment.

UPDATED At the target BTS when the call has been successfully transferred to
the target SDCCH and the handover was between BTSs of different
base station site types within a segment.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004131 is updated along with this counter.

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COUNTER NAME HO ATTEMPT INTER BTS TYPE TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S10
EXPLANATION Number of attempts to perform a TCH to TCH handover between
different BTS types due to load reasons within a segment.

UPDATED At the source BTS whenever an attempt is made to move a call


between different BTS types in order to decrease the load of the
source BTS.

DEPENDENCIES Information on the success of the attempts on BSC level can be


seen in counter 051147.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10046 Multi BCF Control

No 004140
COUNTER NAME INTRA CELL SUCCESS TCH HO BETWEEN BTS TYPES
RELEASE/CHANGED S10
EXPLANATION Number of completed and successful TCH to TCH handovers from a
BTS of one base station site type to a BTS of another type within a
segment.

UPDATED At the target BTS when the call has been successfully transferred to
the target TCH and the handover was between BTSs of different
base station site types within a segment.

DEPENDENCIES Counter 004132 is updated along with this counter.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10046 Multi BCF Control

No 004141
COUNTER NAME HO ATT DUE TO HSCSD
RELEASE/CHANGED S10
EXPLANATION Number of intra cell handover attempts that are made due to the
HSCSD traffic.

UPDATED When an intra cell handover attempt is initiated for a single slot call in
order to enable an upgrade for an GSCSD call.

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COUNTER NAME HO ATT FOR AMR TO HR
RELEASE/CHANGED S10
EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts from AMR FR to AMR HR.

UPDATED When a channel rate change HO attempt for AMR FR call is started.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10004 Adaptive Multi Rate Codec

No 004143
COUNTER NAME HO ATT FOR AMR TO FR
RELEASE/CHANGED S10
EXPLANATION Number of HO attempts from AMR HR to AMR FR.

UPDATED When a channel rate change HO attempt for AMR HR call is started.

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10004 Adaptive Multi Rate Codec

No 004144
COUNTER NAME MSC I TCH HO FROM WCDMA RAN ATTEMPT
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of incoming (WCDMA RAN to GSM) inter-system handover
attempts.

UPDATED When the HO attempt from WCDMA RAN to GSM is started.

RELATED TO A FEATURE GSM-WCDMA Inter-System Handover

No 004145
COUNTER NAME MSC I WCDMA RAN HO ATTEMPT UNSUCC DUE LACK
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of incoming (WCDMA RAN to GSM) handover requests
rejected by the BSC due to lack of resources.

UPDATED No channel is available for a HO and HANDOVER_FAILURE


message is sent to the MSC when WCDMA RAN to GSM handover
has been requested.

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No
MSC I WCDMA RAN HO ATTEMPT UNSUCC DUE BSS
COUNTER NAME
PROBLEM
RELEASE/CHANGED
S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of incoming (WCDMA RAN to GSM) handovers which are
unsuccessful due to BSS problems.

UPDATED Radio channel activation fails and HANDOVER_FAILURE message


is sent to the MSC when WCDMA RAN to GSM handover has been
requested.

RELATED TO A FEATURE GSM-WCDMA Inter-System Handover

No 004147
COUNTER NAME MSC I WCDMA RAN END OF HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of the end of inter-system handover procedures in incoming
(WCDMA RAN to GSM) HOs.

UPDATED When the call is cleared during the HO by a message received from
the MSC concerning resetting the circuits or the BSCU restart (if the
TCHs related to the HO are in that BCSU).
This may occur in the following situations:
• MS returns to the source channel
• MS is lost during the HO
• Call is cleared during the HO either by the subscriber or by
messages from the MS concerning
-the start of channel blocking
-the A interface speech circuits
- state changes of the BSSAP subsystem
-abnormal release of the SCCP connection

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COUNTER NAME MSC I UNSUCCESS HO WCDMA RAN DUE CONN
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of incoming (WCDMA RAN to GSM) Inter-System HOs
which are unsuccessful due to a connection failure.

UPDATED When the connection between the MS and the BTS is broken (on the
target channel), that is, when a message carrying an indication of a
connection failure is received (radio link failure or transcoder failure).

RELATED TO A FEATURE GSM-WCDMA Inter-System Handover

No 004149
COUNTER NAME MSC I HO WCDMA RAN TCH SUCCESS
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of successfully completed incoming (WCDMA RAN to GSM)
handovers.

UPDATED When the inter-system handover (WCDMA RAN to GSM) is


acknowledged and completed i.e. the
HANDOVER_REQUEST_ACKNOWLEDGE and the
HANDOVER_COMPLETED messages are sent to the MSC.

RELATED TO A FEATURE GSM-WCDMA Inter-System Handover

No 004150
COUNTER NAME MSC O TCH HO TO WCDMA RAN ATTEMPT
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of outgoing (GSM to WCDMA RAN) HO attempts controlled
by the MSC. Signal strength (Ec/No) and the load of the serving GSM
cell are above the thresholds.

UPDATED The HANDOVER_REQUIRED message is sent to the MSC and the


HO attempt is started.

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COUNTER NAME MSC O HO TO WCDMA RAN NOT ALLOWED
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of outgoing (GSM to WCDMA RAN) inter-system HOs
controlled by the MSC which are unsuccessful because Hos are not
allowed.

UPDATED The BSC does not send the HANDOVER_REQUIRED message to


the MSC.
When it is not allowed to execute an inter-system HO in the current
phase of the call in progress.

RELATED TO A FEATURE GSM-WCDMA Inter-System Handover

No 004152
COUNTER NAME MSC O END OF HO TO WCDMA RAN DUE BSS
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of the end of outgoing (GSM to WCDMA RAN) handover
procedures due to BSS problems (outgoing HO controlled by the
MSC).

UPDATED When the connection between the MS and the BTS is broken (on the
source channel), that is, when a message carrying an indication of
connection failure is received (radio link failure or transcoder failure).
The counter is updated for
-non-transparent data calls
-transparent data calls
-speech calls

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No
MSC O GEN INTER SYSTEM TO WCDMA RAN
COUNTER NAME
HANDOVER REQ MESSAGES
RELEASE/CHANGED
S10.5
EXPLANATION Total number of HANDOVER_REQUIRED messages generated by
outgoing (GSM to WCDMA RAN) inter-system HOs controlled by the
MSC.

UPDATED When the BSC sends the HANDOVER_REQUIRED message to the


MSC.
The counter is updated for
-non-transparent data calls
-transparent data calls
-speech calls

RELATED TO A FEATURE GSM-WCDMA Inter-System Handover

004154
No
MSC O GEN INTER SYSTEM TO WCDMA RAN
COUNTER NAME
HANDOVER COM MESSAGES
RELEASE/CHANGED
S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of the
INTER_SYSTEM_HANDOVER_TO_WCDMA_RAN_COMMAND
messages generated by outgoing (GSM to WCDMA RAN) inter-
system HOs controlled by the MSC.

UPDATED When the HANDOVER COMMAND is sent to the MS


The counter is updated for
-non-transparent data calls
-transparent data calls
-speech calls

RELATED TO A FEATURE GSM-WCDMA Inter-System Handover

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No 004155
COUNTER NAME MSC O TO WCDMA RAN FAIL LACK
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of outgoing (GSM to WCDMA RAN) inter-system HOs
controlled by the MSC which are unsuccessful due to no radio
resources available in the target cell.

UPDATED The BSC has received the HANDOVER_REQUIRED_REJECT


message from the MSC
-when no channel is available in the target cell for an HO
-when the GSM timer T7 expires.
The counter is updated for
-non-transparent data calls
-transparent data calls
-speech calls

RELATED TO A FEATURE GSM-WCDMA Inter-System Handover

No 004156
COUNTER NAME MSC O END OF HO TO WCDMA RAN
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of the end of handover procedures for outgoing (GSM to
WCDMA RAN) HO controlled by the MSC.

UPDATED -When the GSM timer T3121 expires (CLEAR_COMMAND message


not received).
-When the HO is rejected with cause differing from the cause
cip_type_mismatch, or invalid_cell, T7 expiry, no radio resource
available or no terrestrial channel available in the target cell.
-When the MSC sends a CLEAR_COMMAND message with another
reason than handover successful or call control to the BSC.
- Internal conflict with the A interface.
The counter is updated for
-non-transparent data calls
-transparent data calls
-speech calls

RELATED TO A FEATURE GSM-WCDMA Inter-System Handover

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COUNTER NAME MSC O CALL DROP DURING HO TO WCDMA RAN
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of dropped calls during outgoing (GSM to WCDMA RAN)
HOs after the HANDOVER COMMAND is received from the MSC.

UPDATED -When a call is dropped during an external HO after the BSC has
received a HANDOVER_COMMAND message. That is,
-When either the GSM timer T8 expires
-When the MSC sends a CLEAR_COMMAND message to the BSC
with other cause than call control or handover successful.
The counter is updated for
-non-transparent data calls
-transparent data calls
-speech calls

RELATED TO A FEATURE GSM-WCDMA Inter-System Handover

No 004158
COUNTER NAME MSC O TO WCDMA RAN SUCCESS TCH HO
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of successful outgoing (GSM to WCDMA RAN) HOs
controlled by the MSC.

UPDATED When the inter-system HO is completed and BSC has received the
CLEAR_COMMAND from the MSC.
The counter is updated for
-non-transparent data calls
-transparent data calls
-speech calls

RELATED TO A FEATURE GSM-WCDMA Inter-System Handover

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No 004159
COUNTER NAME SUCCESSFUL HO INTER BAND TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of successful and completed TCH-TCH handovers between
BTSs of different frequency bands of a segment due to load.

UPDATED At the target BTS when the call has been successfully transferred to
the target TCH.

DEPENDENCIES WITH Counter 004135 is updated in the source BTS of the handover.
OTHER COUNTERS

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10016 PGSM900/EGSM900/GSM1800 Common BCCH,


BSS10087 GSM/EDGE 800/1900 Common BCCH

No 004160
COUNTER NAME SUCCESSFUL HO INTER BTS TYPE TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of successful and completed TCH-TCH handovers between
different BTS types of a segment due to load.

UPDATED At the target BTS when the call has been successfully transferred to
the target TCH.

DEPENDENCIES WITH Counter 004139 is updated in the source BTS of the handover.
OTHER COUNTERS

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10046 Multi BCF Control

No 004161
COUNTER NAME UNSUCCESSFUL HO INTER BAND TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of unsuccessful TCH-TCH handovers between BTSs of
different frequency bands of a segment due to load.

UPDATED At the source BTS.

DEPENDENCIES WITH Counter 004135 is updated in the source BTS of the handover.
OTHER COUNTERS

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10016 PGSM900/EGSM900/GSM1800 Common BCCH,


BSS10087 GSM/EDGE 800/1900 Common BCCH

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COUNTER NAME UNSUCCESSFUL HO INTER BTS TYPE TCH
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of unsuccessful TCH-TCH handovers between different BTS
types of a segment due to load.

UPDATED At the source BTS.

DEPENDENCIES WITH Counter 004139 is updated in the source BTS of the handover.
OTHER COUNTERS

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10046 Multi BCF Control

No 004163
COUNTER NAME HO ATTEMPT INTER BAND DUE LEVEL
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of attempts to perform a TCH-TCH handover from non-
BCCH layer between BTSs on different frequency bands of a
segment due to weak downlink signal level.

UPDATED At the source BTS whenever a handover is initiated to move a call to


another band of the segment due to weak downlink signal level.
PGSM 900 and EGSM 900 are regarded here as different bands.

DEPENDENCIES WITH Success of the attempts can be seen on BSC level in counter 051135
OTHER COUNTERS

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10016 PGSM900/EGSM900/GSM1800 Common BCCH,


BSS10087 GSM/EDGE 800/1900 Common BCCH

No 004164
COUNTER NAME UNSUCC HO INTER BAND DUE LEVEL
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of unsuccessful attempts to perform a TCH-TCH handover
from non-BCCH layer between BTSs on different frequency bands of
a segment due to weak downlink signal level.

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COUNTER NAME UNSUCC HO INTER BAND DUE LEVEL
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
UPDATED At the source BTS when a handover to move a call to another band
of the segment due to weak downlink signal level fails. PGSM 900
and EGSM 900 are regarded here as different bands.

DEPENDENCIES WITH Counter 004169 is updated in the source BTS.


OTHER COUNTERS

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10016 PGSM900/EGSM900/GSM1800 Common BCCH,


BSS10087 GSM/EDGE 800/1900 Common BCCH

No 004165
COUNTER NAME SUCC HO INTER BAND DUE LEVEL
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of successful attempts to perform a TCH-TCH handover
from non-BCCH layer between BTSs on different frequency bands of
a segment due to weak downlink signal level.

UPDATED At the target BTS when a handover to move a call to another band of
the segment due to weak downlink signal level succeeds. PGSM 900
and EGSM 900 are regarded here as different bands.

DEPENDENCIES WITH Counter 004169 is updated in the source BTS.


OTHER COUNTERS

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10016 PGSM900/EGSM900/GSM1800 Common BCCH,


BSS10087 GSM/EDGE 800/1900 Common BCCH

004166
No
INTER SEGMENT SUCCESS SDCCH HO BETWEEN
COUNTER NAME
BANDS
RELEASE/CHANGED
S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of completed and successful SDCCH-SDCCH handovers
between two BTSs on different frequency bands between two
segments.

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INTER SEGMENT SUCCESS SDCCH HO BETWEEN
COUNTER NAME
BANDS
RELEASE/CHANGED
S10.5
UPDATED At the target BTS when the call has been successfully transferred to
the target SDCCH.

DEPENDENCIES WITH Counters 004058 and 004066 are updated along with this counter.
OTHER COUNTERS

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10016 PGSM900/EGSM900/GSM1800 Common BCCH,


BSS10087 GSM/EDGE 800/1900 Common BCCH

004167
No
INTER SEGMENT SUCCESS SDCCH HO BETWEEN BTS
COUNTER NAME
TYPES
RELEASE/CHANGED
S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of completed and successful SDCCH-SDCCH handovers
between two different types of BTSs between two segments.

UPDATED At the target BTS when the call has been successfully transferred to
the target SDCCH.

DEPENDENCIES WITH Counters 004058 and 004066 are updated along with this counter.
OTHER COUNTERS

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10046 Multi BCF Control

No 004168
COUNTER NAME INTER SEGMENT SUCCESS TCH HO BETWEEN BANDS
RELEASE/CHANGED S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of completed and successful TCH-TCH handovers between
two BTSs on different frequency bands between two segments.

UPDATED At the target BTS when the call has been successfully transferred to
the target TCH.

DEPENDENCIES WITH Counters 004056 and 004064 are updated along with this counter.
OTHER COUNTERS

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10016 PGSM900/EGSM900/GSM1800 Common BCCH,


BSS10087 GSM/EDGE 800/1900 Common BCCH

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No
INTER SEGMENT SUCCESS TCH HO BETWEEN BTS
COUNTER NAME
TYPES
RELEASE/CHANGED
S10.5
EXPLANATION Number of completed and successful TCH-TCH handovers between
two different types of BTSs between two segments.

UPDATED At the target BTS when the call has been successfully transferred to
the target TCH.

DEPENDENCIES WITH Counters 004056 and 004064 are updated along with this counter.
OTHER COUNTERS

RELATED TO A FEATURE BSS10046 Multi BCF Control

No 004170
COUNTER NAME SPARE004170
RELEASE/CHANGED
EXPLANATION Spare

No 004171
COUNTER NAME SPARE004171
RELEASE/CHANGED
EXPLANATION Spare

No 004172
COUNTER NAME SPARE004172
RELEASE/CHANGED
EXPLANATION Spare

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RELEASE/CHANGED
EXPLANATION Spare

Related topics

BSC Counters: Handover Measurement

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3 Signalling charts of Handover


Measurement
The following figures show the signalling charts of Handover Measurement:

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MS: BTS: BSC: MSC:


HO measurement, HO decision --> intra-cell HO attempt, old channel
Meas report Meas result
Cell tch tch attempt 4076
Cause downlink quality 4025 or
Cause distance 4027 or
Cause high int on uplink 4029 or
Cause high int on downlink 4030 or
Cause ho started by omc 4033 or
Cause preemption 4086 or
Cause low distance 4088 or
Cause bad ci ratio 4089 or
Cause good ci ratio 4090 or
Ho att due bad rxlev on super 4109 or
Ho att due good rxlev on reg 4110 or
Ho att due to GPRS 4130
Physical context request
Physical context confirm

New channel reservation and activation


Channel activation
Channel activation ack

Signalling on old channel


Assignment command
Assignment command

Signalling on new channel


Sabm Establish indication
Ua
Assignment complete
Assignment complete
Rr
HO performed

Cell tch tch 4073

Int cell success ho 4018

Old channel release

Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Figure 1. Successful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover.

Counter 4109 or 4110 is updated only in case of a handover attempt due to a bad
Rxlevel on a super-reuse frequency or a good Rxlevel on a regular frequency.

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MS: BTS_1: BTS_2: BSC: MSC:


HO measurements, old channel in the old BTS
Meas report Meas result
Cause uplink quality 4023 or
Cause uplink level 4024 or
Cause downlink quality 4025 or
Cause downlink level 4026 or
Cause distance 4027 or
Cause resp to msc invocat 4028 or
Cause high int on uplink 4029 or
Cause high int on downlink 4030 or
Cause umbrella ho 4031 or
Cause power bugdet ho 4032 or
Cause ho started by omc 4033 or
Cause preemption 4086 or
Cause field drop 4087 or
Cause low distance 4088 or
Cause bad ci ratio 4089 or
Cause good ci ratio 4090 or
Ho due slow mov ms 4091 or
Ho due to ms slow speed 4105 or
Ho due to ms high speed 4106 or
Ho att due erfd 4111
Bsc o tch tch at 4067
Bsc i tch tch at 4059
Bsc i nonopt at 4063
Bsc o nonopt at 4071
New channel reservation and activation in the new BTS
Channel activation
Channel activation ack
Signalling on the old channel in the old BTS
HO command HO command
Signalling on the new channel in the new BTS
HO access HO detection
Physical info
Sabm Establish indication
Ua
HO complete HO complete
Rr
HO performed
Bsc o success ho 4014
Bsc o tch tch 4064
Bsc o nonopt 4070
Bsc i success ho 4010
Bsc i tch tch 4056
Bsc i nonopt 4062
Old channel release in the old BTS
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Figure 2. Successful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover.

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Counters 4067, 4071, 4014, 4064, 4070 and cause counters are updated in the
source cell. Counters 4059, 4063, 4010, 4056 and 4062 are updated in the target
cell. If the handover is made from normal to extended area, instead of counter
4027, counter 4103 is updated. If the handover is made from extended to normal
area, instead of counter 4088, counter 4104 is updated. Counters 4063, 4071,
4070 and 4062 are updated only if the target cell is non-optimum.

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Meas report Meas result

Cause uplink quality 4023 or


Cause uplink level 4024 or
Cause downlink quality 4025 or
Cause downlink level 4026 or
Cause distance 4027 or
Cause resp to msc invocat 4028 or
Cause high int on uplink 4029 or
Cause high int on downlink 4030 or
Cause umbrella ho 4031 or
Cause power bugdet ho 4032 or
Cause ho started by omc 4033 or
Cause preemption 4086 or
Cause field drop 4087 or
Cause low distance 4088 or
Ho due slow mov ms 4091 or
Ho att due switch circ pool 4099 or
Ho due to ms slow speed 4105 or
Ho due to ms high speed 4106 or
Ho att due erfd 4111

Msc o tch tch at 4052


HO required

Channel reservation and activation in new (target) BSC, HO command from MSC
HO command

Msc o gen ho req msg 4005

Msc o gen ho com msg 4009


HO command HO command

Old channel release in the old BSC


Clear command

Msc o succ ho 4004

Msc o succ tch tch ho 4049

Msc o succ switch circ pool 4095


Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack
Clear complete

Figure 3. Successful external TCH to TCH handover, source BSC.

If the handover is made from normal to extended area, instead of counter 4027,
counter 4103 is updated. If the handover is made from extended to normal area,
instead of counter 4088, counter 4104 is updated. Counter 4095 is updated only
if cause counter 4099 is updated.

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HO request

Channel reservation and activation in the new BTS

Msc i tch tch ho att 4046

Msc i att switch circ pool 4092

Channel activation

Channel activation ack


HO request ack

Signalling on the new BTS, connection


HO access
HO detection HO detection
Physical info
Sabm
Establish indication
Ua
HO complete HO complete
Rr
HO completed

Msc i succ tch tch ho 4043

Msc i succ ho 4000

Msc i succ switch circ pool 4093

Figure 4. Successful external TCH to TCH handover, target BSC.

Counter 4093 can be updated only if counter 4092 is updated.

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Meas report Meas result

Cell sdcch attempt 4078

Cause downlink quality 4025 or


Cause distance 4027 or
Cause high int on uplink 4029 or
Cause high int on downlink 4030 or
Cause ho started by omc 4033 or
Cause preemption 4086 or
Cause low distance 4088 or
Cause bad ci ratio 4089 or
Cause good ci ratio 4090 or

Physical context request


Physical context confirm

New channel reservation and activation


Channel activation
Channel activation ack

Signalling on old channel


Assignment command
Assignment command

Signalling on new channel


Sabm Establish indication

Ua
Assignment complete
Assignment complete
Rr
HO performed

Cell sdcch 4075

Int cell success ho 4018

Old channel release

Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Figure 5. Successful internal intra-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover.

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Meas report Meas result
Cause uplink quality 4023 or
Cause uplink level 4024 or
Cause downlink quality 4025 or
Cause downlink quality 4026 or
Cause distance 4027 or
Cause resp to msc invocat 4028 or
Cause high int on uplink 4029 or
Cause high int on downlink 4030 or
Cause umbrella ho 4031 or
Cause power bugdet ho 4032 or
Cause ho started by omc 4033 or
Cause preemption 4086 or
Cause field drop 4087 or
Cause low distance 4088 or
Cause bad ci ratio 4089 or
Cause good ci ratio 4090 or
Ho due slow mov ms 4091 or
Ho due to ms slow speed 4105 or
Ho due to ms high speed 4106 or
Ho att due erfd 4111
Bsc o sdcch at 4069
Bsc i sdcch at 4061
Bsc i nonopt at 4063
Bsc o nonopt at 4071
New channel reservation and activation in the new BTS
Channel activation
Channel activation ack
Signalling on the old channel in the old BTS
HO command HO command
Signalling on the new channel in the new BTS
HO access HO detection
Physical info
Sabm Establish indication
Ua
HO complete HO complete
Rr HO performed
Bsc o success ho 4014
Bsc o sdcch 4066
Bsc o nonopt 4070
Bsc i success ho 4010
Bsc i sdcch 4058
Bsc i nonopt 4062
Old channel release in the old BTS
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Figure 6. Successful internal inter-cell SDCCH to SDCCH handover.

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source cell. Counters 4061, 4063, 4010, 4058 and 4062 are updated in the target
cell. If the handover is made from normal to extended area, instead of counter
4027, counter 4103 is updated. If the handover is made from extended to normal
area, instead of counter 4088, counter 4104 is updated. Counters 4063, 4071,
4070 and 4062 are updated only if the target cell is non-optimum.

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Meas report Meas result

Cause uplink quality 4023 or


Cause uplink level 4024 or
Cause downlink quality 4025 or
Cause downlink quality 4026 or
Cause distance 4027 or
Cause resp to msc invocat 4028 or
Cause high int on uplink 4029 or
Cause high int on downlink 4030 or
Cause umbrella ho 4031 or
Cause power bugdet ho 4032 or
Cause ho started by omc 4033 or
Cause preemption 4086 or
Cause field drop 4087 or
Cause low distance 4088 or
Ho due slow mov ms 4091 or
Ho att due switch circ pool 4099 or
Ho due to ms slow speed 4105 or
Ho due to ms high speed 4106 or
Ho att due erfd 4111

Msc o sdcch at 4054


HO required

Channel reservation and activation in new (target) BSC, HO command from MSC
HO command

Msc o gen ho req msg 4005

Msc o gen ho com msg 4009


HO command HO command

Old channel release in the old BSC


Clear command

Msc o succ ho 4004

Msc o sdcch 4051

Msc o succ switch circ pool 4095


Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack
Clear complete

Figure 7. Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, source BSC.

If the handover is made from normal to extended area, instead of counter 4027,
counter 4103 is updated. If the handover is made from extended to normal area,
instead of counter 4088, counter 4104 is updated. Counter 4095 is updated only
if cause counter 4099 is updated.

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HO request

Channel reservation and activation in the new BTS

Msc i sdcch att 4048

Msc i att switch circ pool 4092

Channel activation

Channel activation ack


HO request ack

Signalling on the new BTS, connection


HO access
HO detection HO detection
Physical info
Sabm
Establish indication
Ua
HO complete HO complete
Rr
HO completed

Msc i sdcch 4045

Msc i succ ho 4000

Msc i succ switch circ pool 4093

Figure 8. Successful external SDCCH to SDCCH handover, target BSC.

Counter 4093 is updated only if counter 4092 is updated.

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Paging part
Radio access part (on CCCH)
DDCH establishment part
SDCCH signalling part
Assignment request
Physical context request
Physical context confirm
Cell is congested, no TCH, DR HO begins
Queueing possible and started
Queueing indication
Cell sdcch tch at 4077
Cause dir retry 4079
Physical context information
Physical context request
Physical context confirm
TCH reservation and activation
Channel activation
Channel activation ack
Signalling on SDCCH
Assignment command
Assignment command
Signalling on FACCH - TCH
Sabm Establish indication
Ua
Assignment complete Assignment complete
Rr Assignment complete
Int cell success ho 4018
Cell sdcch tch 4074
SDCCH release
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack
Connection
Alert Alert
Connect Connect
Connect ack Connect ack
Conversation phase

Figure 9. Internal intra-cell directed retry including feature BSS6114: TCH


assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO.

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Radio access part (on CCCH)
DDCH establishment part
SDCCH signalling part
Assignment request
Physical context request
Physical context confirm
Cell is congested, no TCH, DR HO begins
Queueing possible and started
Queueing indication
Bsc o sdcch tch at 4068
Cause dir retry 4079
Bsc i sdcch tch at 4060
TCH reservation and activation in new BTS
Bsc i nonopt at 4063
Bsc o nonopt at 4071
Channel activation
Channel activation ack
Signalling on SDCCH in old BTS
HO command HO command
Signalling on FACCH - TCH in new BTS
HO access HO detection
Physical info
Sabm Establish indication
Ua
HO complete HO complete
Rr Assignment complete
Bsc o success ho 4014
Bsc o sdcch tch 4065
Bsc o nonopt 4070
Bsc i success ho 4010
Bsc i sdcch tch 4057
Bsc i nonopt 4062
SDCCH release in old BTS
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack
Connection
Alert Alert
Connect Connect
Connect ack Connect ack
Conversation phase

Figure 10. Internal inter-cell directed retry, including feature BSS6114 TCH
assignment to the super-reuse TRX in IUO.

Counters 4063, 4071, 4070 and 4062 are updated only if the target cell is non-
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Radio access part (on CCCH)

DDCH establishment part

SDCCH signalling part


Assignment request
Physical context request
Physical context confirm

Cell is congested, no TCH, DR HO begins


Queueing possible and started
Queueing indication

Msc o sdcch tch at 4053

Cause dir retry 4079


Ho required

TCH reservation and activation in target BSC


HO command from MSC, signalling on SDCCH
HO command

Msc o gen ho req msg 4005

Msc o gen ho com msg 4009


HO command HO command

Signalling on FACCH - TCH on target BSC

SDCCH release in source BSC


Clear command

Msc o succ ho 4004

Msc o sdcch tch 4050


Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack
Clear complete

Figure 11. External directed retry, source BSC.

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External DR start done in initial BSC, MSC sends ho request

HO request

Channel reservation and activation in the new BTS

Msc i sdcch tch ho att 4047


Channel activation
Channel activation ack
HO request ack

Signalling on the new BTS, connection


HO access
HO detection HO detection
Physical info
Sabm Establish indication
Ua

HO complete HO complete
Rr
HO completed

Msc i sdcch tch 4044

Msc i succ ho 4000


Alert Alert
Connect Connect
Connect ack Connect ack

Conversation phase

Figure 12. External directed retry, target BSC.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 1

Physical context information

Physical context request

Physical context confirm

New channel reservation and activation

No free channel available

Int cell unsucc ho due lack 4019

HO ends and signalling continues on old channel

Figure 13. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a lack
of resources.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 2

New channel reservation and activation in the new BTS

No free channel available

Bsc i unsucc ho due lack 4011

Bsc o fail lack 4072

Bsc i nonopt at 4063

Bsc o nonopt at 4071

HO ends and signalling continues in the old channel

Figure 14. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a lack
of resources.

Counters 4071 and 4072 are updated in the source cell. Counters 4063 and 4011
are updated in the target cell. Counters 4063 and 4071 are updated only if the
target cell is non-optimum.

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Meas result

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HO required

Unsuccessful channel reservation in new (target) BSC due lack of resources


HO required reject

Msc o gen ho req msg 4005

Msc o fail lack 4055

HO ends and signalling continuous in the old channel

Figure 15. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a lack of


resources, source BSC.

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HO request

Channel reservation and activation in the new BTS

No free channel

Msc i tch tch ho att 4046

Msc i unsucc ho due lack 4001

HO failure

HO ends and signalling continuous on the old channel in the old BSC

Figure 16. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a lack of


resources, target BSC.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 1

Physical context request

Physical context confirm

New channel reservation and activation


Channel activation

Channel activation ack

Signalling on old channel, HO not allowed at this phase of call

Int cell ho not allowed 4036

Signalling on new channel


Rf channel release

Rf channel release ack

Signalling continuous on old channel

Figure 17. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover because a


handover is not allowed at this phase of the call.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 2

New channel reservation and activation in the new BTS


Channel activation
Channel activation ack

Signalling on the old channel in the old BTS, HO not allowed

Bsc o ho not allowed 4038

Bsc i end of ho 4081

Signalling on the new channel in the new BTS


Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Signalling continuous on the old channel

Figure 18. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover because a


handover is not allowed at this phase of the call.

Counter 4038 is updated in the source cell. Counter 4081 is updated in the target
cell.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 3

HO not allowed

Msc o ho not allowed 4037

Signalling continuous on old channel

Figure 19. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because a handover


is not allowed, source BSC.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 1

Physical context request

Physical context confirm

New channel reservation and activation

Channel activation fails


Channel activation

Channel activation nack

Rf channel release

Rf channel release ack

Int cell unsucc ho due bss probl 4021

Signalling continuous on old channel

Figure 20. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a


failure in the activation of a new channel.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 2

New channel reservation and activation in the new BTS


Channel activation fails
Channel activation
Channel activation nack
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Bsc i unsucc ho due bss probl 4013


Bsc o end of ho 4016

Signalling continuous on the old channel

Figure 21. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a


failure in the activation of a new channel.

Counter 4016 is updated in the source cell. Counter 4013 is updated in the target
cell.

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HO request

Channel reservation and activation in the new BTS

Msc i tch tch ho att 4046

Msc i att switch circ pool 4092

Channel activation fails


Channel activation

Channel activation nack


Rf channel release

Rf channel release ack

Msc i unsucc ho due bss probl 4003

HO failure

HO ends and signalling continuous on the old channel in the old BSC

Figure 22. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a failure in the
activation of a new channel, target BSC.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 1

Physical context request

Physical context confirm

New channel reservation and activation


Channel activation

Channel activation ack

Start timer T3107

Signalling on old channel


Assignment command
Assignment command

MS is lost, Timer T3107 Expires

Timer T3107 expires

Int cell unsucc ho due move 4020

Cell drop calls 4085

New channel release


Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Old channel release


Rf channel release

Rf channel release ack

Figure 23. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover due to losing
the MS during handover. The GSM timer T3107 expires.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 2


New channel reservation and activation in the new BTS
Channel activation
Channel activation ack

Start timer T3103

Signalling on the old channel in the old BTS


HO command
HO command

Signalling on the new channel in the new BTS


HO access
HO detection
Physical info

Timer T3103 expires

Bsc o end of ho 4016

Bsc o drop calls 4084

Bsc i unsucc ho due conn 4012

Bsc i drop calls 4083

New channel release


Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Old channel release in the old BTS


Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Figure 24. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to losing
the MS during handover. The GSM timer T3103 expires.

Counters 4016 and 4084 are updated in the source cell. Counters 4012 and 4083
are updated in the target cell. Signalling can also be partly missing, depending on
where the failure takes place.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 1

Physical context request

Physical context confirm

New channel reservation and activation


Channel activation
Channel activation ack

Signalling on old channel


Assignment command
Assignment command

Signalling on new channel


Sabm
Establish indication
Ua

Assignment failure
Assignment failure
Rr

Int cell unsucc ho due return 4022

New channel release


Rf channel release

Rf channel release ack

Signalling continuous on old channel

Figure 25. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover due to MS


returning to the old channel.

Signalling can be also partly missing, depending on where the failure happens.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 2

New channel reservation and activation in the new BTS


Channel activation

Channel activation ack

Signalling on the old channel in the old BTS


HO command
HO command

Signalling on the new channel in the new BTS


HO access
HO detection
Physical info
Sabm
Establish indication
Ua
HO failure
HO failure
HO failure
Rr

Bsc o unsucc ho due return 4015

Bsc i unsucc ho due conn 4012

New channel release


Rf channel release

Rf channel release ack

Figure 26. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to MS


returning to the old channel.

Counter 4015 is updated in the source cell. Counter 4012 is updated in the target
cell. Signalling can be also partly missing, depending on where the failure takes
place.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 3


HO required

Channel reservation and activation in new (target) BSC, HO command from MSC
HO command

Msc o gen ho req msg 4005

Msc o gen ho com msg 4009


HO command
HO command

MS returns to old channel


Sabm
Establish indication
Ua

HO failure HO failure

Msc o unsucc ho due return 4006


HO failure

Figure 27. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to MS returning to


the old channel, source BSC.

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HO request

Channel reservation and activation in the new BTS

Msc i tch tch ho att 4046

Msc i att switch circ pool 4092

Channel activation

Channel activation ack


HO request ack

HO failure received from BSS1


Clear command

Msc i end of ho 4080

New channel release


Rf channel release

Rf channel release ack


Clear complete

Figure 28. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to MS returning to


the old channel, target BSC.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 1


Physical context request
Physical context confirm

New channel reservation and activation


Channel activation
Channel activation ack

Signalling on old channel


Assignment command
Assignment command

Signalling on new channel


Sabm
Establish indication
Ua

Call cleared during handover by MS


Disconnect Disconnect
Release Release
Release complete
Release complete
Clear command

Int cell call cleared during ho 4039

Source channel release


Channel release
Deactive SACCH
Disc
Ua
Release indication
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Target channel release


Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Figure 29. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover due to call
clearing during handover.

Signalling can also be partly missing, depending on when the call is cleared.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 2


New channel reservation and activation in the new BTS
Channel activation
Channel activation ack
Signalling on the old channel in the old BTS
HO command
HO command

Signalling on the new channel in the new BTS


HO access
HO detection
Physical info
Sabm
Establish indication
Ua

Call cleared during HO by MS


Disconnect
Disconnect
Release
Release
Release complete
Release complete
Clear command
Clear complete

Bsc o call cleared during ho 4042


Bsc i end of ho 4081
Source channel release
Channel release
Deactive SACCH
Disc
Ua
Release indication
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack
Target channel release
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Figure 30. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to call
clearing during handover.

Counter 4042 is updated in the source cell. Counter 4081 is updated in the target
cell. Signalling can also be partly missing, depending on when the call is cleared.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 3


HO required

Channel reservation and activation in new (target) BSC, HO command from MSC
HO command

Msc o gen ho req msg 4005

Msc o gen ho com msg 4009


HO command
HO command

Call cleared during HO by MS


Disconnect Disconnect
Release Release
Release complete
Release complete
Clear command

Msc o call clear during ho 4041


Channel release
Deactive SACCH
Disc
Ua
Release indication
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack
Clear complete

Figure 31. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to call clearing
during handover, source BSC.

Signalling can also be partly missing, depending on when the call is cleared.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 1


Physical context request
Physical context confirm

New channel reservation and activation

Unsuccesful reservation with cause switch_crc_pool

Int unsucc a int circ type 4098

Signalling continuous on old channel

Figure 32. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover because no


radio resources are available due to switch_crc_pool.

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New channel reservation and activation in the new BTS

Unsuccessful reservation with cause switch_crc_pool

Bsc i nonopt at 4063

Bsc o nonopt at 4071

Bsc o unsucc a int circ type 4096

Bsc i unsucc a int circ type 4097

Signalling continuous on old channel

Figure 33. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover because no


radio resources are available due to switch_crc_pool.

Counter 4071 is updated in the source cell. Counter 4063 is updated in the target
cell. Counters 4063 and 4071 are updated only if the target cell is non-optimum.

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HO request

Channel reservation and activation in the new BTS

Msc i tch tch ho att 4046

Msc i att switch circ pool 4092

Msc i unsucc due a if crc 4101

Unsuccessful reservation with cause switch_crc_pool

HO failure

Signalling continuous on old channel

Figure 34. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because no radio


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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 1


Physical context request
Physical context confirm

New channel reservation and activation


Unsuccessful reservation with cause switch_crc_pool
HO type reselection due switching circuit pool from intra to external HO

Int unsucc a int circ type 4098

Msc o att switch circ pool 4094

Msc o tch tch at 4052

Ho att due switch circ pool 4099


HO required

External HO begins
TCH reservation and activation in target BSC
HO command from target BSC to the source BSC
HO command

Msc o gen ho required msg 4005

Msc o gen ho com msg 4009


HO command HO command

Old channel release


Clear command

Msc o succ ho 4004

Msc o succ tch tch ho 4049

Msc o succ switch circ pool 4095


Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack
Clear complete

Figure 35. Successful handover type reselection from an internal intra-cell TCH
to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching the circuit
pool.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 2


New channel reservation and activation in new BTS
Unsuccessful reservation with cause switch_crc_pool
HO type reselection due switching circuit pool from inter to external HO

Bsc o unsucc a int circ type 4096


Bsc i unsucc a int circ type 4097

Msc o att switch circ pool 4094

Msc o tch tch at 4052


ho att due switch circ pool 4099
HO required
External HO begins
TCH reservation and activation in target BSC
HO command from target BSC to the source BSC
HO command

Msc o gen ho required msg 4005

Msc o gen ho com msg 4009


HO command
HO command

Old channel release


Clear command

Msc o succ ho 4004


Msc o succ tch tch ho 4049
Msc o succ switch circ pool 4095
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack
Clear complete

Figure 36. Successful handover type reselection from an internal inter-cell TCH
to TCH handover to an external handover due to switching the circuit
pool.

Counter 4096 is updated in the source cell. Counter 4097 is updated in the target
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HO required

Channel reservation and activation in new (target) BSC

MSC rejects handover with different causes


HO reject

Msc o gen ho req msg 4005

Msc o unsucc due a if crc 4102 or


Msc o fail lack 4055 or
Msc o adj cell id err 4100 or
Msc o end of ho 4007 or
Msc o ho not allowed 4037

Call continuous on old channel

Figure 37. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover because the MSC
rejects the handover due to various causes, source BSC.

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Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 3


HO required

Channel reservation and activation in new (target) BSC, HO command from MSC
HO command

Msc o gen ho req msg 4005

Msc o gen ho com msg 4009

Start timer T8
HO command
HO command

Timer T8 expires on source BSC while waiting for Clear command

Timer T8 Expires

Msc o end of ho 4007

Msc o call drop dur ho 4107


Clear request
Clear command
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack
Clear complete

Figure 38. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to GSM timer T8
expiry, source BSC.

Counter 4107 is also updated if the MSC sends a CLEAR_COMMAND message


with a cause other than call control or handover successful.

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Normal HO counters updated, see figure 3


HO required

Channel reservation and activation in new (target) BSC, HO reject from MSC
HO reject

Msc o gen ho req msg 4005

Target cell information (BCCH frequency or / and BSIC) differs from that in source

BSC radio network configuration database, Alarm 2725 is set

Msc o adj cell id err 4100

HO failure

Call continuous on old channel

Figure 39. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to adjacent cell
error, source BSC.

The MSC sends a HO_REJECT message with cause invalid_cell or the source
side BSC notices that the target side identification information is invalid in the
HO_COMMAND message.

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Meas report
Meas result

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Physical context request


Physical context confirm

New channel reservation and activation


Channel activation
Channel activation ack

Signalling on old channel


Assignment command
Assignment command

Signalling on new channel


Connection failure
Error indication
Error report
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Signalling on old channel


Assignment failure
Assignment failure

Int cell unsucc ho due return 4022

Call continuous on old channel

Figure 40. Unsuccessful internal intra-cell TCH to TCH handover, caused by an


internal timer expiry in the BSC or a CONNECTION_FAILURE,
ERROR_INDICATION, or ERROR_REPORT message coming to
the target channel.

The MS returns to the old channel.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 2


New channel reservation and activation in the new BTS
Channel activation
Channel activation ack
Signalling on the old channel in the old BTS
Release indication
Connection failure
Error indication

Bsc o end of ho due bss 4017


Bsc i end of ho 4081

New TCH channel release in the new BTS


Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack
Old channel release in the old BTS
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Figure 41. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover due to a radio
link failure during handover.

A RELEASE_INDICATION, CONNECTION_FAILURE or
ERROR_INDICATION message comes to the source channel. The signalling can
be partly missing depending on where the failure takes place. Counter 4017 is
updated in the source cell. Counter 4081 is updated in the target cell.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 2


New channel reservation and activation in the new BTS
Channel activation
Channel activation ack
Signalling on the old channel in the old BTS
HO command
HO command

Signalling on the new channel in the new BTS


HO access
Physical info HO detection
Sabm
Establish indication
Ua
HO complete HO complete
Rr

Connection of bidirection speech path fails or internal timer expires

Failure
Bsc o end of ho due bss 4017
Bsc o drop calls 4084
Bsc i unsucc ho due bss probl 4013
Bsc i drop calls 4083
Old channel release in the old BTS
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Target channel release in new BTS


Clear request
Clear command
Clear complete
Channel release
Deactive SACCH
Disc
Ua
Release indication
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Figure 42. Unsuccessful internal inter-cell TCH to TCH handover caused by


internal timer expiry or a failure in the connection of a bi-directional
speech path.

Counters 4017 and 4084 are updated in the source cell. Counters 4013 and 4083
are updated in the target cell.

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Normal HO counters updated, see figure 3


HO required

Channel reservation and activation in new (target) BSC

Failures on source
Connection failure
Error indication
Error report

Msc o end of ho due bss 4008


HO failure

Old channel release in the old BSC


Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Figure 43. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a radio link
failure during handover, source BSC.

A CONNECTION_FAILURE, ERROR_INDICATION or ERROR_REPORT


message comes to the source channel, or an internal timer expires.

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HO request

Channel reservation and activation in the new BTS

Msc i tch tch ho att 4046

Msc i att switch circ pool 4092

Channel activation

Channel activation ack


HO request ack

Signalling on the new BTS, connection


HO access
HO detection HO detection
Physical info

Sabm
Establish indication
Ua
Connection failure
Error indication
Error report

Msc i unsucc ho due conn 4002


HO failure
Rf channel release

Rf channel release ack

Figure 44. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover due to a radio link
failure during handover, target BSC.

A CONNECTION_FAILURE, ERROR_INDICATION or ERROR_REPORT


message comes to the target channel, or an internal timer expires. Signalling can
be partly missing depending on where the failure takes place.

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Meas report
Meas result

Normal HO counters updated, see figure 3


HO required

Start timer T7

Channel reservation and activation in new (target) BSC

Timer T7 expires on source BSC

Timer T7 expires

Msc o gen ho required msg 4005

Msc o fail lack 4055

Call continuous on old channel

Figure 45. Unsuccessful external TCH or TCH handover, source BSC.

The GSM timer T7 expires in the source BSC.

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HO request

Channel reservation and activation in the new BTS

Msc i tch tch ho att 4046

Msc i att switch circ pool 4092


Channel activation

Channel activation ack


HO request ack

HO failure received from BSS1


Clear command

Msc i end of ho 4080

Msc i call poss drop dur ho 4108

New channel release

Rf channel release

Rf channel release ack

Clear complete

Figure 46. Unsuccessful external TCH to TCH handover, target BSC.

The handover fails because the MSC sends a CLEAR_COMMAND message


with a cause other than call control or radio interface failure revision to old
channel. Counter 4108 is also updated if the GSM timer T9113 expires.

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Two channel allocated for HSCSD call on source
HO measurement, HO decision --> intra-cell HO attempt, old channel
Meas report Meas result

Normal intra-cell HO cause counter is updated, see figure 1

Intra att for HSCSD 4124

Cell TCH TCH attempt 4076

Physical context request


Physical context confirm

Only one suitable channel free

New channel reservation and activation


Channel activation
Channel activation ack

Signalling on old channel


Assignment command
Assignment command

Signalling on new channel


Sabm
Establish indication
Ua
Assignment complete
Assignment complete
Rr HO performed

Normal intra-cell HO counters are updated, see figure 1

Int cell success ho 4018

Cell TCH TCH 4073

Intra succ for HSCSD 4125

Intra succ dec for HSCSD 4127

Old channels are released


Rf channel release
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack
Rf channel release ack

Figure 47. Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from two
to one channel.

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HO measurement, HO decision --> intra-cell HO attempt, old channel


Meas report Meas result

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Intra att for HSCSD 4124

Cell TCH TCH attempt 4076


Physical context request
Physical context confirm

Only one suitable channel free


New channel reservation and activation
Channel activation
Channel activation
Channel activation
Channel activation ack
Channel activation ack
Channel activation ack

Signalling on old channel


Assignment command Assignment command

Signalling on new channel


Sabm Establish indication
Ua
Assignment complete
Assignment complete
Rr HO performed
Normal intra-cell HO counters are updated, see figure 1

Int cell success ho 4018

Cell TCH TCH 4073

Intra succ inc for HSCSD 4126

Intra succ inc for HSCSD 4126

Old channels are released


Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Figure 48. Successful internal intra-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from one
to three channels.

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HO measurements, old channel in the old BTS
Meas report Meas result
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Bsc i nonopt att 4063
Bsc o nonopt att 4071
Bsc o TCH TCH att 4067
Bsc i TCH TCH att 4059
Bsc o att for HSCSD 4118
Bsc i att for HSCSD 4120
New channel reservation and activation in the new BTS
Only two suitable channel free
Channel activation
Channel activation
Channel activation ack
Channel activation ack
Signalling on the old channel in the old BTS
HO command HO command
Signalling on the new channel in the new BTS
HO access HO detection
Physical info
Sabm Establish indication
Ua
HO complete HO complete
Rr HO performed
Bsc o success ho 4014
Bsc o nonopt 4070
Bsc o TCH TCH 4064
Bsc i success ho 4010
Bsc i nonopt 4062
Bsc i TCH TCH 4056
Bsc o succ for HSCSD 4119
Bsc i succ for HSCSD 4121
Bsc i succ dec for HSCSD 4123
Old channel release in the old BTS
Rf channel release
Rf channel release
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack
Rf channel release ack
Rf channel release ack

Figure 49. Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from three
to one channel.

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Two channel allocated for HSCSD call on source
HO measurements, old channel in the old BTS
Meas report Meas result
Normal inter-cell HO cause counter is updated, see figure 2
Bsc i nonopt att 4063
Bsc o nonopt att 4071
Bsc o TCH TCH att 4067
Bsc i TCH TCH att 4059
Bsc o att for HSCSD 4118
Bsc i att for HSCSD 4120
New channel reservation and activation in the new BTS
Channel activation
Channel activation
Channel activation
Channel activation ack
Channel activation ack
Channel activation ack
Signalling on the old channel in the old BTS
HO command HO command
Signalling on the new channel in the new BTS
HO access HO detection
Physical info
Sabm Establish indication
Ua
HO complete HO complete
Rr
HO performed
Bsc o success ho 4014
Bsc o nonopt 4070
Bsc i success ho 4010
Bsc i nonopt 4062
Bsc o TCH TCH 4064
Bsc i TCH TCH 4056
Bsc o succ for HSCSD 4119
Bsc i succ for HSCSD 4121
Bsc i succ inc for HSCSD 4122
Old channel release in the old BTS
Rf channel release
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack
Rf channel release ack

Figure 50. Successful internal inter-cell TCH TCH HSCSD handover from two
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Msc o TCH TCH att 4052

Msc o att for HSCSD 4112

HO required

Channel reservation and activation in new (target) BSC, HO command from MSC

HO command

Msc o gen ho req msg 4005

Msc o gen ho com msg 4009

HO command HO command

Old channels are released in the old BSC

Clear command

Msc o success ho 4004

Msc o succ TCH TCH ho 4049

Msc o succ for HSCSD 4113

Rf channel release

Rf channel release

Rf channel release ack

Rf channel release ack

Clear complete

Figure 51. Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from two to two
channels, source BSC.

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Four channel allocated for HSCSD on source BSC

HO measurem. and external HO decision done in source BSC, MSC sends HO request
HO request

Channel reservations and activations in the new BTS

Only one suitable channel free

Msc i TCH TCH ho att 4046

Msc i att for HSCSD 4114

Channel activation

Channel activation ack

HO request ack

Signalling on the new BTS, connection

HO access HO detection HO detection


Physical info
Sabm Establish indication
Ua

HO complete HO complete

Rr
HO completed

Msc i success ho 4000

Msc i succ TCH TCH ho 4043

Msc i succ for HSCSD 4115

Msc i succ dec for HSCSD 4117

Figure 52. Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from four to one
channel, target BSC.

Counter 4117 is updated only if the target BSC has received information on the
amount of channels allocated in the source BSC.

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HO request

Channel reservations and activations in the new BTS

Only one suitable channel free

Msc i TCH TCH ho att 4046

Msc i att for HSCSD 4114

Channel activation
Channel activation
Channel activation ack
Channel activation ack
HO request ack

Signalling on the new BTS, connection

HO access HO detection HO detection

Physical info
Sabm Establish indication
Ua
HO complete HO complete
Rr
HO completed

Msc i success ho 4000

Msc i succ TCH TCH ho 4043

Msc i succ for HSCSD 4115

Msc i succ inc for HSCSD 4116

Figure 53. Successful external TCH TCH HSCSD handover from one to two
channels, target BSC.

Counter 4116 is updated only if the target BSC has received information on the
amount of channels allocated in the source BSC.

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Basic call signalling


Assignment request

Ho due direct access att 4128

Cell sdcch tch att 4077

Physical context information


Physical context request

Physical context confirm

TCH reservation and activation

Channel activation
Channel activation ack

Signalling on SDCCH
Assignment command Assignment command

Signalling on FACCH - TCH


Sabm Establish indication
Ua
Assignment complete Assignment complete Assignment complete
Rr
Int cell success hot 4018

Cell sdcch tch 4074

SDCCH release
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Connection
Alert Alert
Connect Connect
Connect ack Connect ack

Conversation phase

Figure 54. Internal intra-cell direct access from regular DCCH to a super-reuse
TRX.

The optional feature BSS7057 Direct Access to Super-reuse TRX in IUO must be
activated.

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Assignment request

Ho due direct access att 4128

Bsc o sdcch tch at 4068

Bsc i sdcch tch at 4060

New channel reservation and activation in the new BTS

Channel activation
Channel activation ack

Signalling on SDCCH on old BTS


HO command HO command

Signalling on the new channel in the new BTS


HO access HO detection
Physical info
Sabm Establish indication
Ua
HO complete HO complete
Rr Assignment complete

Bsc o success ho 4014

Bsc i success ho 4010

Bsc i sdcch tch 4057

Bsc o sdcch tch 4065

SDCCH release
Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Connection
Alert Alert
Connect Connect
Connect ack Connect ack

Conversation phase

Figure 55. Internal inter-cell direct access from parent DCCH to the child or
parent TRX.

The optional feature BSS7057 Direct Access to Super-reuse TRX in IUO must be
activated. Counters 4128, 4068, 4014 and 4065 are updated in the source cell.
Counters 4060, 4010 and 4057 are updated in the target cell.

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Meas report Meas result

Cause umbrella ho 4031

Bsc o tch tch at 4067

Bsc i tch tch at 4059

New channel reservation and activation in the new BTS

Channel activation
Channel activation ack

Signalling on the old channel in the old BTS


HO command HO command

Signalling on the new channel in the new BTS


HO access HO detection
Physical info
Sabm Establish indication
Ua
HO complete HO complete
Rr HO performed

Bsc o success ho 4014

Bsc i success ho 4010

Bsc i tch tch 4056

Bsc o tch tch 4064

Old channel release in the old BTS


Rf channel release
Rf channel release ack

Figure 56. Internal inter-cell direct access from the TCH on a child TRX to the
TCH on a parent TRX.

Optional feature BSS7057 Direct Access to Super-reuse TRX in IUO must be


activated. Counters 4031, 4067, 4014 and 4064 are updated in the source cell.
Counters 4059, 4010 and 4056 are updated in the target cell.

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Rf resource indication

Cause HO started by traffic reason 4035

Channel activation

Channel activation ack

HO signalling continues

Figure 57. Handover attempt due to a BSC controlled TRHO.

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Assignment request

Physical context request

Physical context confirm

HO attempt due to dadl/b 4129

Channel activation

Channel activation ack

Signalling continues

Figure 58. Handover attempt due to DADL/B.

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