You are on page 1of 116

RNT_Dim tool v8.

0 User manual

Contact Persons:
WCDMA/HSPA/I-HSPA:
Mertas, Krzysztof (NSN - PL/Wroclaw)
LTE:
For internal use Czarnecki, Dawid (NSN - PL/Wroclaw)
1 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Content

Objectives of RNT_Dim
Whats new in RNT_Dim ?
HW and SW requirements
Backward compatibility
Simple Mode Calculation (SMC)
RNT_Dim 8.0 GUI handling
Installation and tool running
How to request for new license
Main Window description
Starting of a new project

Free Capacity Estimation


Diagrams mode
Site Based Dimensioning
Adjustment & Optimization
Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection
LTE project handling

For internal use


2 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Objectives of the RNT_Dim

For internal use


3 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Radio dimensioning offer chain
RNT_Dim

Coverage output
Coverage
Per area and per phase
Customer dimensioning
Requirements Number of sites Infrastr. Parameters
Rel99, CPICH Number of sectors
Target cell load UL/DL
HSDPA, HSUPA Number of carriers
(available)

System Parameters
Capacity Spectral efficiency
System Parameters dimensioning Capacity gains
Eb/No
TX power Traffic Demand
(Capacity: Rel99 + HSPA ) per bearer
spectral efficiency
Number of subs
Infrastr. Parameters GoS
# of sectors
Dimensioning
antennas Capacity output
required coverage area output
Per area and per phase Baseband
Per area and per phase
RF Planning Parameters Number of sites dimensioning
Number of Sites
interference margin Site configuration (FSM, WSP)
BTS Type
HO gain Traffic per site
BTS Configuration
environment

4
RNT_Dim one
For internal use tool supporting whole radio dimensioning chain
Nokia Siemens Networks
RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
RNT_Dim Objectives
To support WCDMA, HSPA, I-HSPA and LTE technologies.

To provide common network dimensioning path for coverage, capacity and BaseBand
calculation.

To cover Air Interface and BaseBand dimensioning for Flexi and UltraSite BTS product lines.

To provide coverage results for assumed bearer types

To provide load and number of carriers per site for assumed traffic demand

To cover BTS configuration and BaseBand dimensioning

To enable phase planning

To enable layers calculation

To enable multiple areas/clutters calculation

To enable outdoor and indoor coverage calculations

To provide direct input for further access dimensioning (to be enhanced)


For internal use
5 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Modes distribution

RNT_Dim consists of 4 modes


Configuration mode (3G and LTE)
used to perform detailed calculations covering coverage, capacity and baseband
dimensioning.

Diagrams mode (3G)


used to create graphs for various parameters for Rel99 services, as well as HSDPA
services

Site based dimensioning mode (3G)


used to perform calculations for sites with individual traffic data, loaded from Excel
spreadsheet

Simple mode calculation (3G, designed for NWS Sales support)


used to offer simplified baseband calculations and return estimation amount of
required licences, as well as remaining BTS capacity

For internal use


6 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
RNT_Dim calculation modes for 3G technology
Output:
Configuration Coverage # sites
Capacity BaseBand # carriers
Mode dimensioning dimensioning dimensioning # BTS conf.
# CE licenses
Rel99, CPICH (Capacity:Rel99 + HSPA) (CE licenses, HSPA
HSDPA, HSUPA processing sets) # HSPA
processing sets
Output:
Diagram Coverage coverage related
Mode dimensioning graphs graphs (Diagrams
mode associated
Rel99, CPICH with Configuration
HSDPA, HSUPA
mode)

Site Based Output (results for list of sites


Dimensioning Capacity BaseBand with individual traffic or BB
Mode (SBD) dimensioning dimensioning conf):
# carriers
(Capacity:Rel99 + HSPA) (CE licenses, HSPA
processing sets) # BTS conf.
# CE licenses
Output (simplified dimensioning environment):
# HSPA processing sets
Simple Mode BaseBand # BTS conf.
Calculation (SMC) # Rel99 CE licenses
dimensioning # HSPA processing sets
(CE licenses, HSPA HSPA processing sets licenses price
For internal use processing sets)
7 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
RNT_Dim calculation modes for LTE technology

Coverage BaseBand
Configuration dimensioning dimensioning Output:
Capacity
Mode # sites
(voice, data) dimensioning # throughput
per eNodeB

For internal use


8 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Dependencies between modes for 3G technology
Configuration Mode

Capacity module must be enabled


Coverage module must be enabled
BaseBand module must be enabled

Site Based Simple Mode


Diagrams Mode
Dimensioning Mode Calculation

Panels which are required by


Diagrams Mode
and must be configured

Panels which are required by


Site Based Dimensioning Mode
and must be configured

Simple Mode Calculation is an


independent mode by other
modes
For internal use
9 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Whats new in RNT_Dim v8.0

For internal use


10 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Whats new in RNT_Dim v8.0

RU30/I-HSPA rel.4 feature content update


RU30/I-HSPA rel.4 feature content update according to
latest roadmap
Simple Mode Calculation improvements
User can define if single HSUPA service is FDPCH
capable
SMC results export to excel
Remaining BTS capacity can be displayed in subunits or
CE depending on user preference settings
Coverage module GUI enhancements
User can switch between phases and services view in
'Coverage calculation' panel
.
For internal use
11 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Whats new in RNT_Dim v8.0
LTE support in RNT_Dim. LTE consist of 3 modules that are
independent, i.e. each one of them may be activated separately:

Coverage module calculates the site count based on air interface


configuration, size of user transmission, antenna schemes, schedulers
used, etc.

Capacity module calculates the total throughput achievable in the cell


and site count based on inter-site distance obtained from Cov module or
from direct user input

Baseband module calculates the site count from hardware point of


view based on the number of subscribers in the network taken from
capacity module or from direct user input

For internal use


12 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
HW and SW requirements and
Backward Compatibility

For internal use


13 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
HW and SW requirements

The Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim tool is implemented in JAVA


(J2SE1.6) using XML technology. Therefore the tool is a platform-
independent JAVA application. To see the calculation results after printing,
Microsoft Excel should be installed.

Recommended hardware:
Pentium III or higher
768 MB RAM is recommended on Windows XP system
2 GB RAM is recommended on Windows Vista system

Recommended software:
For Excel output generated by tool on Windows operating system, Microsoft
Excel (version 97 and newer) shall be installed.

For internal use


14 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Backward compatibility
Projects created in older version of the tool (starting with v6.2) can be
imported in the latest version of the tool

The tool is automatically recognizing old project inconsistencies, the tool will
inform the user about it and ask for manual setting of missing parameters

NodeB and RS product line is not supported starting with


RNT_Dim v7.0
Tool informs the user that respective areas cant be loaded
If the user needs to performs some calculations for NodeB abd RS product line user has
to apply for v6.2 license extension

User specific changes in settings files Bearers, Pole capacity, BaseBand,


Layers, Releases) are not kept between v6.2, v7.0 and 7.1 => such
compatibility is ensured for 7.2 release and onwards

For internal use


15 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Simple mode calculation (SMC)

For internal use


16 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Simple Mode Calculation user manual

SMC user manual can be found in separate document:


https://sharenet-ims.inside.nokiasiemensnetworks.com/Overview/D428950269

SMC video tutorial can be found under the following IMS link:
https://sharenet-ims.inside.nokiasiemensnetworks.com/Open/428960215

For internal use


17 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
RNT_Dim 8.0 GUI Handling

For internal use


18 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
Installation
Installation
Open client rights are required to install the tool
Tool is delivered as a *.exe file
To install the tool run *.exe and proceed according to installer
suggestions
RNT_Dim Tool folder will be created in which all required files
are stored
RNT_ Dim Tool folder is referred as Installation Directory
Licensing
License is provided for each user separately
v7.0 and onwards supports a limited security
functionality
Special user dedicated license file is required
No dongle is required
Parameters are not encrypted

User Manual
User manual including detailed GUI presentation as
well as calculation parameters description is
available with the tool as a slide set and context
Help accessible via F1
For internal use
19 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
How to request for new license (1/2)
If the license is expired the following windows shall
appear while launching the tool

Warning in v7.0 Warning in v7.3

v7.3 Help menu


Press Request license / Send
to generate e-mail with
appropriate information for NE
Licenses Team tool version,
user name and domain etc.

For internal use


20 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
How to request for new license (2/2)
The license is valid for new released versions
(v7.2, v7.3, v8.0 etc.) till expiration date
v7.1

License
granted Its not possible to run v7.0 with License
this license!!! expiration

The reminding system

- The tool informs the user about expiration of


the license on two weeks before

- On the one week before the NE Licenses


server sends mail with the reminder

For internal use


21 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
Running the Tool

- using Quick start icon


- using desktop icon
- using start menu
- using RNT_3G_Dim.exe
file in the Tool folder

For internal use


22 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Main tool template (1/4)

Select Open project to open


existing project

Select New project to create


project

For internal use


23 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Main tool template (2/4)
Drop down menu
File , Tool modes, Export to Excel

Configuration mode consists of 3 modules: Coverage, Capacity and Baseband module

Left
section
used to
In the main section dimensioning parameters related
view to selected area can be configured and calculation
defined results are displayed
scenarios
and areas

Proportions of the viewing panes can be adjusted by


dragging the borders of panes

In Hints section warnings and information


for the user are displayed

For internal use


24 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Main tool template (3/4)
Switching
between
calculation
modes

Scenario
options

Area options
Calculation menu/toolbar contains
additional calculations that can be
run per each area

For internal use


25 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Main tool template (4/4)

RNT_3G_Dim RNT_3G_Dim RNT_3G_Dim


Coverage Capacity BaseBand
Customer
Calculation Calculation Calculation
Requirements (Rel99, CPICH, (SM, WSP)
(Capacity: Rel99
HSDPA, HSUPA) + HSPA )

Wizard Pink Switching buttons cause Warning hint: user has to take an action to solve it, you cant go
guide button; displaying of respective further; problems with validation of input parameters
Unavailable parameters group or
calculation results; Information hint: info to the user
steps are
grayed out

For internal use


26 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (1/24)

In Area configuration panel user can activate calculation


modules: Coverage, Capacity and BaseBand module.
When all requested parameters have been provided user
can go the the next panel (Network configuration)

If given parameter was not set properly in current window


then tool informs the user in Hints section

For internal use


27 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (2/24)

Software release selection (RAS/RU)


HSPA -> HSDPA, HSUPA
I-HSPA release (related to RAS/RU)

Features,
Features icons are visible in Services tab inform
user if feature has impact on configured service

I-HSPA related features

Area Size, Required coverage and Cell load

For internal use


28 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (3/24)

Disable coverage Disable capacity Disable Baseband


Delete all services calculation for calculations for calculations for
Export services selected service selected service
selected service

Add new service Delete selected Enable coverage Enable capacity Enable Baseband
services Import services calculation for calculations for calculations for
selected service selected service selected service
For internal use
29 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (4/24)

Service dedicated only to coverage


module

Service dedicated to coverage and


capacity modules

Service dedicated to all modules

Active features influencing coverage


or capacity or BaseBand calculations

For internal use


30 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (5/24)

BTS physical parameters configured in first section

Pathloss related parameters


configured in second section

For internal use


31 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (6/24)

UE Classes

Data Rate at cell edge

For internal use


32 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (7/24)

Additional
Interference

Other
Gain

Default:
Body
loss
- body loss for voice services
- no body loss for data services
In this tab this assignment can be changed

For internal use


33 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (8/24)

Balance

Each services in
separate column

For internal use


34 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (9/24)

Output Parameters

Input Parameters (active)

Output Parameters (inactive)

For internal use


35 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (10/24)

Sites configuration

Carriers definition

HSPA deployment
parameters

For internal use


36 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (11/24)

Traffic model
format

Traffic model
definition

For internal use


37 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (13/24)

Summary report

Load calculation
results

For internal use


38 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (14/24)

Detailed report

Pole Capacity
section

For internal use


39 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (15/24)

Detailed report

Ordered Traffic per


site

For internal use


40 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (16/24)

Detailed report

Capacity Demand
per site

For internal use


41 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (17/24)

Detailed report

Fractional Load per


site

For internal use


42 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (17/24)
Baseband module starts with Baseband services configuration panel where active users are needs to be defined.
Please note that if Capacity module is activated active users are calculated based on traffic input provided in
Traffic demand panel.

Editable only when


Capacity module
is deactivated

For internal use


43 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (17/24)

1) Select phase

2) Define BTS type

3) Fill BTS details


- Baseband
configuration
- Assign amount of
BTSs
- HSDPA scheduler
name
- Number of HSDPA
Select to
cells per scheduler
specify BTS
configuration - Max HSDPA
throughput
(RU30/SM rel.2/
EUBB)
- Min HSUPA L1
throughput
- HSDPA Peak thr
(RU30/HW rel.2)

For internal use 4) Create new BTS/Go to


44 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual Equipment Calculation
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (17/24)

Depending on selected BTS product line user needs to provide basic information related to baseband configuration (Master and/or Extension System
Module in Flexi case, number of WSPA, WSPC or WSPF cards in Ultra Site case)

In case when RF chaining feature is selected user has to specify how many sites are connected to one BTS. Number of sites is described by 'Sites
per BTS' parameter.

Next parameter called 'No. of BTSs' describes how many BTSs of particular BTS type are defined in given phase.

In RU30 / I-HSPA rel.4 if at least one SM rel.2/EUBB subrack was selected additional parameter called "HSDPA BTS peak throughput" needs to be
provided by user. HSDPA BTS peak thr. defines the maximum HSDPA thr. that can be achieved with System Modules rel.2. Based on this parameter
tool calculates required number of HSDPA licenses (HSDPA BTS processing steps). HSDPA BTS peak thr. can be equal or lower than HSDPA BB thr.
(please see description below) which is applicable for HSDPA baseband resources allocation on SM rel.2/EUBB subrack

Next fields of 'BTS details' menu contains parameters related to HSPA schedulers. The parameters are:
Scheduler name - HSDPA scheduler name. In case of RU30/I-HSPA rel.4 scheduler needs to be selected per System Module (unless only HW rel.1 is
selected).
Max number of HSPA cells per scheduler - number of cells assigned to shared scheduler (not applicable for RU30/I-HSPA rel.4 with SM rel.2/EUBB)
Max HSDPA throughput - In RU30/I-HSPA rel.4 user needs to specify max HSDPA BB throughput for HSDPA scheduler located at SM rel.2/EUBB.
Based on this value tool calculates HSDPA scheduler baseband resources.
Min HSUPA L1 throughput - The maximum HSUPA combined L1 throughput. Please note that for HSUPA case tool decides where HSUPA scheduler
will be allocated, therefore in some cases (e.g. 2 SM rel.2 selected with L1 thr<>"N/A") and all HSUPA users can be allocated at one System Module,
the second System Module is without HSUPA.
For internal use
45 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (19/24)

Summary report:
Appears in the
parameters section just
after equipment
calculation button is
pressed and calculations
are finished

For internal use


46 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (20/24)
Detailed report:
Same parameters as in
summary report.
Additionally equipment
calculation details
described

Number of used
Baseband units (Flexi
System Modules, UltraSite
WSP cards)

Number of Active Users


per BTS and required
number of CE/Rel99 CE
licenses

Visualization of
CE allocation

For internal use


47 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (21/24)
Number of Active Users
per service type and
allocated BB resources

Active Users
per service /
bearer type

For internal use


48 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (22/24)

Baseband resources for


services/bearers

HSPA baseband
resources

For internal use


49 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
New 3G project creation (23/24)

HSUPA and HSDPA


details:

Activated
features

For internal use


50 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Free Capacity

For internal use


51 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Free capacity(1)
Free capacity is method available for Baseband module that can be used to estimate
how many active users can be added to fully utilize available (user defined)
baseband resources. Free capacity method can be run only when Capacity module
is deactivated.

Free capacity

For internal use


52 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Adjust number of subscribers (2)

Activation of Free
capacity in phase

Free capacity target BTS


configuration

For internal use


53 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Adjust number of subscribers (3)

Progress window

For internal use


54 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Adjust number of subscribers (4) Clone of Area 1 with
Free capacity results

For internal use


55 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Optimize cell load

For internal use


56 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Optimize cell load (1)
Optimize cell load

For internal use


57 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Optimize cell load (2)
Activation of
optimization in
phase

Hints section

For internal use


58 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Optimize cell load (3)

Progress window

For internal use


59 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Optimize cell load (4) Clone of Area 1
with optimized cell
load

For internal use


60 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Adjust number of sites

For internal use


61 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Adjust number of sites (1) Adjust number of
sites

For internal use


62 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Adjust number of sites (2)
Activation of
adjustment in
phase

Hints section

For internal use


63 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Adjust number of sites (3)

Progress window

For internal use


64 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Adjust number of sites (4) Clone of Area 1
with adjusted
number of sites

For internal use


65 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Adjust number of subscribers

For internal use


66 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Adjust number of subscribers (1) Adjust number of
subscribers

For internal use


67 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Adjust number of subscribers (2)

Activation of
adjustment in
phase

Adjustment options target


number of carriers could be
changed by the user

For internal use


68 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Adjust number of subscribers (3)

Progress window

For internal use


69 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI handling
Adjust number of subscribers (4) Clone of Area 1 with
adjusted number of
subscribers

For internal use


70 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Pole Capacity editor

For internal use


71 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Pole Capacity editor
Pole Capacity
How to activate editor

With this functionality user is able to edit default spectral efficiency


values of selected bearers and save them in the project

For internal use


72 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Pole Capacity editor
Pop-up window

Changes can be done


for all bearers in Macro
Editable is Spectral
and Micro layer
efficiency column
only

Made changes are applicable for all


defined scenarios in the project!!!
For internal use
73 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Pole Capacity editor
How to edit If spectral efficiency has been
changed EDT appears next to
the bearer number and
changed value

User can reset selected or all changed in


given layer spectral efficiency values to
their defaults by clicking correspondent
button

User can save made changes to the project file.


This will not affect newly created projects.
For internal use
74 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Diagrams mode

For internal use


75 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
Diagrams mode (1)
Diagrams
mode

For internal use


76 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
Diagrams mode (2)
Rel99 related
diagrams

HSPA related
diagrams

RSCP related
diagrams

For internal use


77 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
Diagrams mode (3)

Services
selection

Parameters
selection

For internal use


78 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
Diagrams mode (4)
Diagram

For internal use


79 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
Diagrams mode (5)
Diagrams data

For internal use


80 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Site Based Dimensioning
RNT_Dim feature implementation

For internal use


81 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
RNT_Dim
Site Based Dimensioning

Current approach allows to perform network dimensioning for


homogenous network
Equal site configuration
Equal traffic per site (traffic based on assumptions)
As an output average site configuration is obtained
Very good solution for new network dimensioning
Very good solution for existing network roll out/upgrade

For existing network, in certain cases more precise results can be


achieved due to more detailed input traffic data.
Real site configuration (number of carriers, activated features)
Real traffic per site (traffic data from counters)
As an output results for real sites are obtained
Very good solution for site(s) roll out/upgrade
Very good solution for detailed swap dimensioning

Requirements:
Calculations per site
Traffic/Configuration data input (delivered from operator)

For internal use


82 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
RNT_Dim
Site Based Dimensioning

Due to significant number of sites, it is difficult to set all parameters in the


tool manually.
Common site parameters (e.g. features) will be defined in the tool, while traffic
model and BaseBand configuration will be loaded from the excel file
User will define only few areas (common site parameters)
User will load many sites to given area
Each site will contain individual traffic and BB configuration

Due to detailed traffic, load calculation will be performed per site.


Traffic calculation will be performed for each site independently

BaseBand calculations need to be performed per site


No significant changes have to be applied to current approach.

For internal use


83 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
RNT_Dim
Site Based Dimensioning
New Site Base Dimensioning mode in the tool will be created for site base dimensioning (covering
capacity and BaseBand calculations)

In new mode user will follow first tabs of pink wizard (configuration mode) and then switch to site base
dimensioning mode.
Capacity/BB calculation

Common parameters related to Loaded from excel file


given area

In traffic demand user will be able to map defined services to input data from Excel file.

Services
Sites

For internal use


84 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
RNT_Dim
Site Based Dimensioning

Proposal interface between user and tool with respect to traffic per site
calculation

Input

Output

For internal use


85 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
RNT_Dim
Site Based Dimensioning

Main benefits of site base dimensioning:


- Results available per site (Capacity and BaseBand)
- Scenario consisted of multiple individual sites
- Easy and fast interface with user
- User does not have to provide all settings manually
- Results available in excel file/tool result menu
- Possibility of quick changes in the scenario settings
- User may easily compare few features variants
- Error validation possible in the tool GUI
- Free capacity calculation possible in the future
- Traffic calculation per cell will be available in the future
- Statistical analyzes (e.g. graph presenting trends, average values)
possible in the future

For internal use


86 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
How to perform site based dimensioning ?
1) Create new project, area and phase
2) Make sure that coverage module is switch off (since number of sites is
loaded from excel file coverage calculation is not possible)
3) Make sure that Capacity and BaseBand module is switch on
4) Fill up all parameters from Area and phase definition window
5) Fill up parameters from Network configuration window
6) Add new services in Services window
7) Fill up Capacity network configuration
8) Switch to Site Base Dimensioning mode

2) 3) 8)

For internal use


87 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Site Based Dimensioning mode

1) Select Open file button to select


Excel sheet
2) Select spreadsheet where input data
for given phase is stored
3) Select column with BTS name
(optional)
4) Select column with BTS ID (optional)
5) Select column with Flexi Master
System Module and Extension System
Module, Scheduler name, Number of
cells per scheduler, HSUPA L1
throughput, Max HSDPA throughput
per BTS (RU30)
6) Select one traffic model (2 traffic
model formats available)
7) Map traffic data for created services

9) Press Calculate to see results

For internal use


88 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Site Based Dimensioning results Traffic

Capacity and Baseband results

For internal use


Number of carriers (UL/DL load)
89 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Site Based Dimensioning results BaseBand

Number of R99 users (UL/DL CE)


Number of HSDPA users (UL/DL A-DCH/SRB BB resources)
Number of HSDPA schedulers (UL/DL HSDPA scheduler BB resources)
Number of HSUPA users (UL/DL SRB BB Resources)
Number of HSUPA schedulers (UL/DL HSUPA Scheduler resources)
Number and type of HSDPA BTS processing sets (RU30)
For internal use
Number of HSUPA BTS processing sets (RU30)
90 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Site Based Dimensioning results export to excel

For internal use


91 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection

For internal use


92 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection
Introduction to Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection
The algorithm can be seen as an air interface capacity re-dimensioning with
voice bearers
There are two main algorithms implemented in Load Based AMR Codec Mode
Selection which are chosen depending on different conditions. They will be
described at the next slides

-10% +10% -10% +10% -10% +10%


Algorithm2
No change

No change

No change
Algorithm2
Algorithm1

Algorithm1
Algorithm1

Algorithm1

Algorithm2

0 50 100 150 DL_Load [%]

For internal use


93 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection
Introduction to Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection
Algorithm 1 description:
When algorithm 1 is used part of AMR5.9 traffic is shifted to AMR12.2 traffic
In general, if per area AMR12.2 service was not defined, it will be added in
traffic demand for this area
If next to AMR5.9 service also AMR12.2 service exists in traffic demand so it
doesnt have to be introduced only part of AMR 5.9 traffic will be shifted to
AMR 12.2
If there is only AMR12.2 service defined the algorithm 1 will not be performed

For internal use


94 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection
Introduction to Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection
Algorithm 2 description:
When algorithm 2 is used all of AMR12.2 traffic is shifted to AMR5.9 traffic
In general, if per area AMR5.9 service was not defined, it will be added in
traffic demand and traffic assignment window for this area
If next to AMR5.9 service also AMR12.2 service exists in traffic demand so it
doesnt have to be introduced all AMR 12.2 traffic will be shifted to AMR 5.9
If there is only AMR5.9 service defined the algorithm 2 will not be performed

For internal use


95 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection
Enabling Load Based AMR in RNT_3G_Dim
To enable Load Based AMR in Network Configuration check button Load based AMR must be checked
If it is not checked Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection will not work

For internal use


96 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection
Algorithm with description

Selected alg. 1 Selected alg. 2


1
2
1

7
8

1
0

For internal use


97 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection
Algorithm with description
(NoRel99OnlyCarr NoSharedCa rr 1) DLCellLoad DLLoadMarg inForAMR
DLRel99Load_Rel99OnlyTotal_DL 1
Condition1
(NoRel99OnlyCarr NoSharedCa rr) DLCellLoad DLLoadMarg inForAMR

DESCRIPTION It is implemented in DimTool, it equals 10%. User can


not change this value.
If above condition is true, then algorithm 1 is selected
If above condition is false, then conditions 2 and 3 are considered, which check if algorithm 2 is selected
When algorithm 1 is used part of AMR5.9 traffic is shifted to AMR12.2 traffic
In general, if per area AMR12.2 service was not defined, it will be added in traffic demand for this area
If next to AMR5.9 service also AMR12.2 service exists in traffic demand so it doesnt have to be introduced only part of
AMR 5.9 traffic will be shifted to AMR 12.2
If there is only AMR12.2 service defined the algorithm 1 will not be performed

DEFINITIONS
NoRel99OnlyCarr is the number of Rel99 only carriers resulting from traffic calculation procedure. It is a result of traffic
calculation procedure per each layer.
NoSharedCarr is the number of Rel99/HSPA shared only carriers resulting from traffic calculation procedure. It is a result
of traffic calculation procedure per each layer.
DLCellLoad maximum Rel99DL capacity. defined by user
DLLoadMarginForAMR value impemented in RNT_3G_Dim, its value is 10%
DLRel99Load_Rel99OnlyTotal_DL size of all downlink

For internal use


98 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection
Algorithm with description
DL _ MDEsite ,CS ,UL , DL MULTI _ ERLANG (throughput site ,bearerCS 1,UL , DL / DataRatebearerCS 1,UL / DL BCbearerCS 1,UL / DL , ,
throughput site ,bearerCSk ,UL , DL / DataRatebearerCSk ,UL / DL BCbearerCSk ,UL / DL ; 2
blocking _ probbearerCS 1 , , blocking _ probbearerCSk )

MDE _ CH site ,UL / DL


f MDE , site ,UL / DL
throughput site ,bearer ,UL / DL f MDE , site ,UL / DL 3
k

BWsite ,bearer ,UL / DL throughput site ,bearer ,UL / DL f MDE , site ,UL / DL 4

BW
DLAMR5.9 Load 5
PoleCapacity _ AMR 5.9 Bearer

DL Re l 99 Load _ w / oAMR5.9 DL Re l 99 Load _ Re l 99Only 6


Re l 99 Factor 1 Re l 99 Factor
DL Re l 99 Load _ SharedOnly DLAMR5.9 Load
No Re l 99OnlyCarr NoSharedCa rr

For internal use


99 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection
Algorithm with description

DLRel99Load_w/oAMR5.9 > NoOfCarriers * DLCellLoad * AMRCallThreshold 7

DESCRIPTION
This condition check the difference between averaged DL Rel99 load without voice AMR5.9 and
product of noumber of all carriers, DLCellLoad and AMRCallThreshold
If condition is true then re-dimensioning of air interface capacity can be considered as completed.
Nothing changes
If condition is false then traffic model update is proceeding
After each iteration, it has to be checked if estimated number of AMR12.2 users is appropriate and
dont increase the total number of carriers per area, phase and layer

DEFINITIONS
NoOfCarriers total number of carriers, both NoRel99OnlyCarr and NoSharedCarr
AMRCallThreshold is the percentage parameter of total cell load which cause if next calculation are
performed

For internal use


100 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection
Algorithm with description

Delta ( DLCellLoad AMRCallThreshold NoCarriers ) DL Re l 99 Load _ w / oAMR5.9 8

Delta DLPoleCap AMR12.2 Bearer


DLAMR12.2Users Roudup 9
DataRate AMR12.2 Bearer

DEFINITIONS
DataRateAMR12.2Bearer is the AMR12.2 bearer data
DLPoleCapAMR12.2Bearer is the DL pole capacity value of AMR 12.2 bearer

DLTrafficS ite AMR12.2 Bearer ErlB ( DLAMR12.2Users; Blocking AMR12.2 Bearer ) 1


0

For internal use


101 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Load Based AMR Codec Mode Selection
Algorithm with description
No Re l 99OnlyCarr NoSharedCa rr 1
and
Condition2 DLCellLoad ( No Re l 99OnlyCarr NoSharedCa rr 1) 11
DL Re l 99 Load _ Re l 99OnlyTotal _ DL
DLCellLoad ( No Re l 99OnlyCarr NoSharedCa rr 1) DLLoadM arg inForAMR

No Re l 99OnlyCarr NoSharedCa rr 1
Condition3 and
DLCellLoad DL Re l 99 Load _ Re l 99OnlyTotal _ DL DLCellLoad DLLoadM arg inForAMR

DESCRIPTION
If one of above conditions is true, algorithm 2 is selected
If both of above conditions is false, nothing changes
When algorithm 2 is used all of AMR12.2 traffic is shifted to AMR5.9 traffic
In general, if per area AMR5.9 service was not defined, it will be added in traffic demand and traffic
assignment window for this area
If next to AMR5.9 service also AMR12.2 service exists in traffic demand so it doesnt have to be
introduced all AMR 12.2 traffic will be shifted to AMR 5.9
If there is only AMR5.9 service defined the algorithm 2 will not be performed

For internal use


102 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
RNT_Dim
LTE project handling

For internal use


103 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Radio dimensioning chain

Whole process of dimensioning the network, with regard to coverage, capacity and
baseband issues, can be performed using RNT_Dim for LTE

For internal use


104 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
RNT_Dim supported LTE releases

All commercial LTE releases are covered by RNT_Dim for LTE

For internal use


105 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
Application tabs

Modules
General Coverage Capacity Baseband
configuration module module module

Configuration tabs

Calculation tabs

For internal use


106 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
Configuration Tabs Area Configuration

Area configuration panel contains:

Buttons used to activate:


Coverage calculation module
Capacity calculation module
Baseband calculation module

Most general configuration of an area (clutter type, operating band, channel


bandwidth)

For internal use


107 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual Area configuration tab contain
GUI Handling
Configuration Tabs Network Configuration

Network configuration panel enables setting parameters common for all calculation modules (Coverage
module, Capacity module and BaseBand module).

All the parameters are divided into 4


groups:
the yellow group consists of phase
related buttons,
the green group contains deployment
related parameters,
the red group are the features, that
can be activated in designed network,
the blue group contains parameters
related to covered area and maximum
cell load in both uplink and downlink.

For internal use


108 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
Configuration Tabs Services
Services configuration panel enables setting the set of services that will be investigated in enabled
calculation modules

Services may be created, deleted, enabled and disabled using the buttons in yellow group.
The services that may be created are the data transmission and voice services based on
different voice codecs.
User can also specify for which of enabled calculation modules (Coverage - cov and Capacity and
baseband - cap) and phases certain service will be assigned - separately for each one of the
created services. Please note that there must be assigned at least one service for every enabled
calculation module in each phase.

For internal use


109 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
Configuration Tabs Traffic demand
Traffic configuration (Traffic demand) panel enables defining the traffic model in simulated
network each of defined services is treated separately.

Traffic model drop-down menu (marked red) enables user to choose from several traffic models:
Data Volume per subscriber - traffic that is generated by single subscriber of certain service in specific area
and phase
Throughput per subscriber - the throughput that is generated by single subscriber of certain service in each
phase
Data Volume per area - traffic that is generated by all subscribers of certain service in specific area and phase
Throughput per area - the throughput that is generated by all subscribers of certain service in each phase
BHCA, call/session duration and activity per subscriber busy hour call attempts, etc.

For internal use


110 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
Calculation Tabs Calculate coverage
Calculate Coverage panel contains parameters for coverage dimensioning (for each of created
phases separately), which are divided into several groups:

General Parameters
Transmitting End
Receiving End
System Overhead
Capacity
Channel
Propagation (for outdoor/macro
case scenarios)
Site Count (for outdoor/macro case
scenarios)
Indoor (for indoor scenarios)

Output parameters are automatically calculated by the tool, using necessary input parameters and their values can
not be changed by the user.
Input parameters (active) are necessary to be set by user accordingly to the simulation requirements.
Input parameters (inactive) are parameters that can not be changed in this moment due to the other parameters
values for example switching some parameters to User defined (for example Deployment Class in Propagation
parameters group) will cause that group of inactive parameters (BTS Antenna Height, Average Penetration Loss,
etc.) will become active user will be able to edit them.

For internal use


111 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
Calculation Tabs Cell capacity calculation
Calculate Cell Capacity panel contains parameters for cell throughput and spectral efficiency
calculation (for each of created phases separately). Also load can be changed in the target cell,
as well as in neighboring cells.

For internal use


112 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
Calculation Tabs Traffic calculation
Traffic calculation panel allows to calculate the minimal required number of sites (for each of
phases separately) from capacity point of view, using configured traffic demand and the number of
subscribers.

Number of subscribers determines the number of all users in configured area active
users, inactive users and users with switched off terminals.

For internal use


113 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
GUI Handling
Calculation Tabs Equipment calculation
Equipment calculation panel enables to calculate the overall required number of sites (for each of
phases separately) taking into account coverage, traffic and baseband requirements.

Number of subscribers determines the number of all users in configured area active users, inactive users
and users with switched off terminals this parameters value is taken from traffic calculation panel.
Share of active users determines how many of the subscribers are active both signaling and data radio
bearers are established and active.

For internal use


114 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Thank you

For internal use


115 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual
Radio dimensioning offer chain

RNT_Dim (WCDMA/HSPA, I-HSPA , LTE) Output

Results per scenario,


Coverage Capacity BaseBand area and phase:
Customer Calculation - Number of Sites
Calculation Calculation
Requirements - BTS configuration
- Required number of
CE/HSPA licences (3G)

RNT_Dim one tool supporting whole radio network dimensioning chain

For internal use


116 Nokia Siemens Networks RNT_Dim Tool 7.8 User manual