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Base Station Configuration in GSM OSS

Zhulia Ayani

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Cell and RBS Configuration Overview

GSM OSS
CNA

BSM

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RBS configuration using BSM


Network Expansion:
- RBS configuration

BSM

Network Optimization :
- RBS re-parenting - Increase RBS capacity

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BSM - Base Station Management


OSS

BCM - BTS Configuration Management


BHW BHW

BCM Wizard

BSS Network Overview RBS Configuration Support

BAM

BCM Planning Wizard


Support for Consistent Network Configuration (Optional)

Common DB and GUI BSS


BSC

BHW - BTS Hardware Management


Hardware Register (Optional)
RBS

RBS RBS

BAM - BTS Alarm Management


Fault Handling (Optional)

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BSM workflow
BSM Valid Configuration

Adjust

Import Export Planned Configuration

BSC
Update

Planning Wizard

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BSM Base Window

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Why using BSM Planning Wizard?


Network expansion/change - frequent O&M work Direct interface with the Network, risk for introducing errors Difficult to keep track of all dependencies between parameters Difficult to find inconsistencies and handle conflicts

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Why using BSM Planning Wizard?


Low-level parameter settings require deep knowledge Many parameters are set by default values Multiple use of BSC resources

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Definitions The Planning Wizard


A framework for execution of work orders. Assuming that a work order is executed from a wizard using a consistent configuration as input, the wizard guarantees that the configuration is consistent after the work order has finished.

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Definitions Work Order


A (configuration planning) task performed as an atomic operation, in terms of changes to an existing configuration, executed normally by one single user within a very limited amount of time. Each work order is divided into one or more steps each supporting one well-defined part of the task.

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Definitions Step
The smallest part of a work order. A work order step supports one well-defined part of the work order, consisting of a number of planning (or UI) attributes. In addition a step might have a fine-tune step handling rarely changed attributes

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Definitions Planning Attribute


Planning attributes (also called UI attributes) are attributes visible to the user of the wizard. Depending on the status of an attribute, the user might be able to change it.

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The Wizard Characteristics


Effectiveness
- Task oriented (work order)

Efficiency
- Decrease amount of work (default values, constraints) - Decrease error frequency

Continuous Consistency Control


- Consistency among attributes - Conflict handling - Default values - Consistent sets of choices

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The Wizard Characteristics


Planning Attribute Priority
- Pre-set (read only)
- User set - Automatically set

A final configuration proposal Template support

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The Wizard Process

Base Station Configuration Wizard process

The planning process is separated into several logical steps Step by step guidance through the planning process is offered Dependencies between configuration parameters are tracked

Step n

Step n+1

...

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Start the Planning Wizard

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First Step

Menu Bar

Assistance Area
Locked

Pinned Un-pinned Previous Step Next Step Data Entry Area

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Conflict Handling

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Conflict Handling

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Conflict Handling

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Finish work order and Create Data Transcript

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Planning process

Planning Wizard
Step n Step n+1

DT-file DT-file

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BSM DB

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