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2G-3G cell reselection

For 3G Tunisiana Network

Revision

Date

Name

Draft A

12/04/2012

NPO Team

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Cell Reselection BSS-Parameter (1/3)

Qsearch_I (7 always) and Qsearch_P (7 always) define the threshold for non-GPRS/GPRS
(respectively) capable UEs to measure 3G neighbour cells when a running average of the
received downlink signal level (RLA_C) of the serving cell is below (0-7) or above (8-15) the
threshold
Value

dBm

-98

-94

-74

If RLA_C < -94 UE starts


3G measurments

Alway
-78
s

UE always measures
3G cells

10

14

15

-74

-70

-54 Never

UE Never measures
3Gcells

FddQoffset (-28): UEs add this offset to the RLA_C of the GSM cells. After that the UE
compares the measured RSCP values of 3G cells with signal levels of the GSM cells

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Cell Reselection BSS-Parameter (2/3)

FddQmin (-12),defines minimum Ec/No threshold that a 3G cell must exceed, in order the UE
makes a cell reselection from 2G to 3G. This is the new mapping table
Value
dB

0
-20 dB

1
-6 dB

2
-18 dB

3
-8 dB

4
5
6
7
-16 dB -10 dB -14 dB -12 dB

FDD_REP_QUANT defines the reporting quantity for UTRAN cell (1=Ec/No or 0=RSCP,
default 1). This parameter is hidden and it can not be tuned

3G_Search_PRIO parameter allows to extend the BSIC reporting interval from 10 s to 13s
by checking the BSICs from non-serving BCCH carriers and also make WCDMA
measurements as often as possible. Range is 0=no, 1=yes, default value .This parameter is
hidden and it can not be tuned

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Cell Reselection BSS-Parameter (3/3)

Parameter

Specification

Nokia

Range/Default Recommended

name

parameter

value

value
7 (always)

GPRS threshold to search WCDMA


RAN cells (QSRP)

Qsearch_P

qSearchP

015/15
(never)

threshold to search WCDMA RAN


cells (QSRI)

Qsearch_I

qSearchI

015/15
(never)

7 (always)
-28
-12

FDD cell reselect offset (FDD)

FDD_Qoffset

FddQoffset

-3228 dB/ -32


(infinity)

minimum fdd threshold (FDM)

FDD_Qmin

FddQmin

07 / 7 (-12
dB)

Specification
Value
name
Parameter explanation
range
FDD_REP_QU Indicates the reporting quantity for UTRAN FDD 0 = RSCP,
ANT
cells
1 = EC/NO
3G_SEARCH_ Indicates if 3G cells may be searched when
0 = no,
PRIO
BSIC decoding is required
1 = yes
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Note
Not tunable,
Fixed value 1
Not tunable,
Fixed value 1

Cell Reselection: Algorithm

Cell reselection from GSM to UTRAN takes place if following conditions for a particular 3G cell
are satisfied for a period of 5 seconds:
its measured RSCP value exceeds the value of received signal level averaged for the
serving cell and all of the suitable non-serving GSM cells by the value of FDD_Qoffset.
its measured Ec/No value is equal or greater than the value FDD_Qmin
FDD_Qmin_Offset.
its measured RSCP value is equal to or greater than FDD_RSCP_threshold (Optional).

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Cell Reselection Algorithm from 2G to 3G


Cell Reselection List
BCCH: FddQmin, FddQOffset

Qsearch = 7(always)

Check levels every 5s from serving GSM


cell and best 6 GSM neighbour cells

Compare levels of all


GSM cells to WCDMA
neighbour

UE can select WCDMA cell if the level of the


serving GSM and non-serving GSM cells has been
exceeded by certain offset for a period of 5 s:
CPICH RSCP >RLA_C+ FddQoffset
RSCP > (aveRxLev) + -28

FddQmin = -12 dB
Check quality of neighbour
WCDMA cells, no priorities
between WCDMA neighbours

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UE will re-select WCDMA cell in case it's


quality is acceptable:
CPICH Ec/No > FddQmin
WCDMA cellreselection

05.08:This may take up to 30s

FddQoffset = -28 dB

Setting of 2G->3G reselection parameters:


Tunisiana case (1/2)
BSC Parameters:
ISHO_SUPPORT_IN_BSC: Disable

BTS Parameters:
QsearchI and QsearchP : Always
FddQmin: -12dBm
FddQoff: -28

HOC Parameters:
QsearchC=15(Never)

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Setting of 2G->3G reselection parameters:


Tunisiana case (2/2)
ADJW Parameters:
Parameter

Value

BSCId

BSC ID of the 2G source cell

BCFId

BCF ID of the 2G source cell

BTSId

BTS ID of the 2G source cell

ADJWId

Adjacent cell index for the adjacent UTRAN cell

AdjwCId

rncId

Cell ID of the adjacent UTRAN cell


Actual -11.5dB
Suggestion to put 0.5dB (BSC is not allowed to initiate a
direct access from the serving GSM cell to the WCDMA RAN)
LAC of the target cell
Actual:-15dB
Suggestion 0.5dB (BSC is never allowed to initiate a
handover attempt from the serving GSM cell towards the
WCDMA RAN)
RNC ID of the adjacent UTRAN cell

sac

SAC of the target cell

scramblingCode
uarfcn

Scrambling code of the target cell


Frequency of the 3G target cell

intSystemDaEcioThr
lac
minEcnoThreshold

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Thank you

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