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Downlink Coordinated Multi-Point

Feature Description

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Contents

Contents

1 Overview 1

2 Dependencies 2

3 Feature Operation 3

4 Network Impact 5

5 Parameters 6

6 Performance 7

7 Activate the Feature 9

8 Deactivate the Feature 10

Appendix A: Feature Change History 11


Appendix A.a: 19.Q3: New MOM Attributes 11

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1 Downlink Coordinated Multi-Point Overview

The Downlink Coordinated Multi-Point feature increases downlink


throughput in interfered radio environment. It also increases cell edge
throughput in a heterogeneous network, macro deployment, and indoor
deployment.

Access Type: LTE


Feature Identity: FAJ 121 4223
Value Package Name: CoMP
Value Package Identity: FAJ 801 0442
Node Type: Baseband Radio Node
DU Radio Node
Licensing: Licensed feature. One license for each
node.

Summary
The Downlink Coordinated Multi-Point feature makes it possible to get a higher
data throughput for interfered UEs. It enables the efficient use of network
resources and achieves higher user experience for the interfered UE. The benefit
of the feature is achieved by transmitting data on a higher bit rate to an
interfered UE. This is done by coordinating the serving and interfering cells.

The feature increases downlink throughput for cell edge users in interfered radio
environment with high intercell intra-frequency interference. The feature
improves cell edge throughput in a heterogeneous network, macro deployment,
and indoor deployment, where the overlap between the cells is large.

Additional Information
More information about this feature and related topics can be found in 3GPP TS
36.331, Event A5.

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2 Dependencies of Downlink Coordinated


Multi-Point

The Downlink Coordinated Multi-Point feature conflicts with the Carrier


Aggregation feature. Limitations related to inter-DU coordination and the
number of UEs to be coordinated also apply.

Table 1 Feature Dependencies

Feature Relationship Description


Carrier Aggregation (FAJ 121 3046) Related If both the Downlink Coordinated
Multi-Point feature and the Carrier
Aggregation feature are activated,
only the primary cell is coordinated,
due to lack of measurement reports
for the secondary cell, as defined in
3GPP.

Hardware
This feature is not supported on AIR 6454 units.

Limitations
Inter-DU coordination is not supported.

The number of UEs to be coordinated is limited if there is a high load on the main
processor, due to rejected event A5.

Network Requirements
No network requirement for this feature.

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3 Feature Operation of Downlink Coordinated
Multi-Point

The Downlink Coordination Multi-Point feature improves cell edge


throughput in scenarios with large cell overlap for a heterogeneous
network, macro deployment, and indoor deployment.

The feature uses downlink transmission information from serving and interfering
cells to coordinate and improve the downlink link adaptation.

L0001071A

Figure 1 Heterogeneous Network with Large Cell Overlap

L0001072A

Figure 2 Macro Deployment with Large Cell Overlap

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Operational Process

Event A5
Configuration UEs with
poor SINR are Scheduling and
identified Link Adaptation

Measurement Per TTI


Report DU or Baseband
Coordination
SINR gain per selected UE

L0001073C

Figure 3 Operational Sequence Diagram

1. UEs that have poor SINR are identified based on CQI.

2. Event A5 is configured for the identified UEs.

3. The DU or Baseband coordination step identifies potential interference from


other cells and opportunities for coordinated link adaptation in each TTI.

4. Information from the coordination is passed to scheduling and link


adaptation.

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4 Network Impact of Downlink Coordinated
Multi-Point

The Downlink Coordinated Multi-Point feature improves network capacity.

Capacity and Performance


Activating this feature improves network capacity by increasing the cell edge
throughput.

Interfaces
No impact.

Other Network Elements


No impact.

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5 Parameters for Downlink Coordinated Multi-


Point

The Downlink Coordinated Multi-Point feature introduces the following


MOM attributes.

Table 2 Parameters
Parameter Type Description
EUtranCellFDD.dlInte Introduced See MOM description.
rferenceManagementDu
ration
Note:
Consult the next level of
maintenance support for
custom values.
EUtranCellTDD.dlInte
rferenceManagementDu
ration
Note:
Consult the next level of
maintenance support for
custom values.
DlComp.dlCompMeasRpr
tMinSinr
DlComp.dlCompMeasRpr
tMaxSinr

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6 Performance of Downlink Coordinated Multi-
Point

Downlink Coordinated Multi-Point increases downlink throughput for cell


edge users under specific circumstances. The feature has several associated
counters and events.

KPIs
The table lists the main KPIs associated with the feature, and the expected
impact.

Table 3 Key Performance Indicators


KPI Description
Downlink Throughput The Downlink Coordination Multi-
Point feature increases downlink
throughput for cell edge users in
interfered radio environments.

Counters

— EUtranCellFDD.pmRrcConnReconfAttNoMobDlComp

— EUtranCellTDD.pmRrcConnReconfAttNoMobDlComp

— EUtranCellFDD.pmRrcConnReconfSuccNoMobDlComp

— EUtranCellTDD.pmRrcConnReconfSuccNoMobDlComp

— EUtranCellFDD.pmMeasRepDlComp

— EUtranCellTDD.pmMeasRepDlComp

— EUtranCellFDD.pmMeasRep

— EUtranCellTDD.pmMeasRep

— EUtranCellFDD.pmConfigRejDlComp

— EUtranCellTDD.pmConfigRejDlComp

— EUtranCellFDD.pmMeasRepDiscDlComp

— EUtranCellTDD.pmMeasRepDiscDlComp

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— EUtranCellFDD.pmDeltaSinrDlComp

— EUtranCellTDD.pmDeltaSinrDlComp

— EUtranCellFDD.pmMaxDeltaSinrDlComp

— EUtranCellTDD.pmMaxDeltaSinrDlComp

Events

Table 4 Events
Event Event Parameter Description
INTERNAL_EVENT_DL_ EVENT_PARAM_RRC_C The reason why Radio
COMP_MEAS_CONFIG_ ONFIG_REJECT_CAUSE Access Control (RAC)
REJECT rejects Baseband request
for Downlink
Coordinated Multi-Point
measurement
configuration.
INTERNAL_EVENT_DL_ EVENT_PARAM_MEAS_ The reason why RAC
COMP_MEAS_REP_DIS REP_DISCARD_CAUSE discards Downlink
CARD Coordinated Multi-Point
measurement reports
from the UE.

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7 Activate Downlink Coordinated Multi-Point

To use the feature, it must be activated following the usual feature


activation procedure.

Prerequisites

— The license key is installed in the node.

— Continuous Cell Trace Recording (CCTR) is activated since at least one week.
This ensures there is troubleshooting data available if something goes
wrong.

Steps

1. Set the attribute featureState to ACTIVATED in the applicable MO


instance, depending on node type:

Node Type License Control MO


DU Radio Node OptionalFeatureLicense=DlComp
Baseband Radio Node FeatureState=CXC4011913

2. Perform cell lock/unlock.

After This Task


Let the CCTR be active for one week, for continued collection of troubleshooting
data.

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8 Deactivate Downlink Coordinated Multi-Point

If the feature is no longer needed, it can be deactivated following the usual


feature deactivation procedure. It must also be deactivated before the
activation of any conflicting feature.

Prerequisites
Continuous Cell Trace Recording (CCTR) is activated since at least one week. This
ensures there is troubleshooting data available if something goes wrong.

Steps

1. Set the attribute featureState to DEACTIVATED in the applicable MO


instance, depending on node type:

Node Type License Control MO


DU Radio Node OptionalFeatureLicense=DlComp
Baseband Radio Node FeatureState=CXC4011913

After This Task


Let the CCTR be active for one week, for continued collection of troubleshooting
data.

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Feature Change History

Appendix A: Feature Change History

This section lists changes that affected this feature and the impact it had on
network.

Appendix A.a: 19.Q3: New MOM Attributes


Feature Name: System Improvements in LTE RAN L19.Q3
Feature Identity: 22/FAJ 121 1447 R1
Value Package Name: LTE Base Package
Value Package Identity: FAJ 801 0400 R16
Node Type: DU Radio Node, Baseband Radio Node
Access Type: LTE

The improvement introduces MOM attributes to provide new configuration


options for the features and functions listed in Table 5 and Table 6.

Capacity and Performance


The introduced MOM attributes can affect service quality and network capacity
when used with non-default values.

Note: Consult the next level of maintenance support for the custom values of
the new attributes.

For information on the affected features and functions, see Operation.

Operation
The following features are affected by the new attributes. Click the feature
names to access the related Feature Description guides. Click the attribute names
to view the related MOM descriptions.

Table 5 Affected Features

Feature Attribute MO Class

Uplink Coordinated ulInterferenceManagement EUtranCellFDD


Multi-Point Reception Duration EUtranCellTDD

rachNoOfAllocationsPerFr EUtranCellFDD
ame EUtranCellTDD
Random Access
EUtranCellFDD
rachPreambleRepetition
EUtranCellTDD

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Feature Attribute MO Class


EUtranCellFDD
TCP Optimization estimatedE2ERTT
EUtranCellTDD

Dynamic Load Control


EUtranCellFDD
loadCtrlPrioOfMta
Basic Load EUtranCellTDD
Management
EUtranCellFDD
outOfCoverageDepth
Uplink Scheduling EUtranCellTDD
Control for Out-of-
Coverage Ues outOfCoverageSparseGrant EUtranCellFDD
ingBsr EUtranCellTDD

Coverage-Adapted LoadBalancingFunct
lbHitRateFilterCoeffCalm
Load Management ion

Carrier Aggregation- LoadBalancingFunct


lbCaHysteresis
Aware IFLB ion

dlInterferenceManagement EUtranCellFDD
Duration EUtranCellTDD
Downlink Coordinated
Multi-Point dlCompMeasRprtMinSinr DlComp

dlCompMeasRprtMaxSinr DlComp

The following functions are affected by the new attributes. Click the attribute
names to view the related MOM descriptions.

Table 6 Affected Functions

Function Attribute MO Class


Basic Functions
See Configure System
Information Messages nrOfTransmissionsSib1 EUtranCellFDD
in Manage Radio
Network
Basic Functions
See Configure RRC EUtranCellFDD
Connection initialBufferSizeMsg5Def
Establishment in ault EUtranCellTDD
Manage Bearers and
Services

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Feature Change History

Interfaces
No impact.

Hardware
No special hardware requirements.

Other Network Elements


The improvement requires ENM version 19.3. or later.

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