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Cable & Wireless (C&W) Channel Islands

GSM Retune / Refarming Service


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Report Summary & Business Update
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NPO UK Team Meeting
Solihull
21st Oct 2009

Jonathan Bull
Technical Consultant
NPO Managed Services

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Agenda
C&W Channel Islands Networks

C&W Customer Requirements

SDC Remote Delivery

Frequency Planning Strategy


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Deliverables
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Key Learnings

Opportunities in C&W

Take Aways

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Title Channel Islands Networks
C&W
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C&W Sure Mobile

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C&W also have interests in Monaco


other Island networks around the World.
Source : www.surecw.com
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Guernsey (+Sark+Alderny+Herm) & Jersey
England, UK

The English Channel

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The Channel Islands
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Frequency Co-ordination
(Restrictions) is required
between the 5 islands and
France

France

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C&W Staff Resources

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Guernsey
4 Staff Subtitle

Jersey
2 Staff

Staff have very wide scope of responsibilities Cradle-to-grave


IoM 2 Staff
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Customer Requirements
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Customer Requirements

Removal of 10MHz of the Guernsey 900 spectrum as original quote


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Frequency plan for 3G in Guernsey
New frequency plan for Jersey Subtitle
to integrate the 1800 and EGSM900

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Customer Requirements NSN Translation
Guernsey I
For Guernsey, Herm, Sark, Alderny :-

Remove 2x5 MHz (25 Channels) of P-GSM 900 (124 ch) Enabler for 5m 3G Rollout
New Frequency and BSIC Plan for Guernsey GSM 900
Identify Missing GSM Neighbours & Problem Areas from Drive Test
Generate improved GSM Neighbour Plan in NetAct
Maintain or improve quality of GSM 900 frequency plan and customer experience
Include Future Planned sites in above works
Co-ordination with France

Guernsey II
Title
Design 3G Scrambling Code and Neighbour Plan for the new 3G rollout (21sites).
Plan InterSystem Neighbours
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Jersey
Tidy up the C&W GSM 1800 & 900 Frequency & Neighbour Plans
Identify missing GSM and 3G InterSystem Neighbours
Maintain or improve quality of E-GSM 900 & 1800 frequency plan and customer experience
Include Future Planned sites
Co-ordination with France

Remote Delivery using SDC

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Service Delivery Plan

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Service Price without SDC 146k


Service Price with SDC 110k
Customer Savings 36k (25%)
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SDC Remote Delivery
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Where is SDC ?

Customer

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GNOC Subtitle

Noida

SDC

4 Staff
SDC

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Frequency Planning Strategy
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Guernsey Pre-Tune Predicted Interference

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Jersey Pre-Retune Predicted Results

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Subtitle MINDB BCCH 635 interfering with LONG C BCCH
& LONGC TCH 625 interfering with JEC A TCH

JECC BCCH 618 interfering with REGEC TCH 618


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Guernsey Pre-Tune P-GSM 900 Channel Usage

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Guernsey Frequency Planning Strategy Adopted

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No guidance received from Ofcom.


4 possible strategies presented to C&W
Fairest strategy selected; future reductions were considered.
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Deliverables Subtitle

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Guernsey Neighbour List Changes

Drive Tests revealed Neighbours Not Synchronised on Adjacent Sectors of 8 sites Impacts HO
Reliability Done

Live Sites
118 GSM-GSM Neighbours Added Done
33 GSM-GSM Neighbour Deletions Proposed C&W to review

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Planned Sites
Total of 1129 Neighbour Adds proposed Done
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317 GSM-GSM Neighbour Adds proposed Done
355 3G-3G Neighbour Adds proposed Done
457 InterSystem Neighbour Adds proposed Done
GSM Frequencies Planned for new sites Done
3G Scrambling Codes Planned for new sites / TRXs Done

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Jersey Neighbour List Changes
Drive Tests revealed Neighbours Not Synchronised on Adjacent Sectors of 8 sites Impacts HO
Reliability Done

Live Sites
Total of 1087 Neighbours Added Done
126 GSM-GSM Neighbours Added Done
426 GSM-3G Neighbours Added Done
239 3G-GSM Neighbours Added Done
296 GSM-3G 1-way Neighbours Identified and made 2-way Done
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Total of 488 Neighbour Deletions Proposed - C&W to review
41 GSM-GSM High Priority Neighbour Deletions Done Subtitle
129 GSM-GSM Neighbour Deletions Proposed C&W to review
109 GSM-3G Neighbour Deletions Proposed C&W to review
209 3G-GSM Neighbour Deletions Proposed C&W to review

Planned Sites
Total of 1096 Neighbour Adds proposed Done
391 GSM-GSM Neighbour Adds proposed Done
331 3G-3G Neighbour Adds proposed Done
374 InterSystem Neighbour Adds proposed Done
GSM Frequencies Planned for new sites / TRXs Done
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Guernsey Post Retune RxLev GSM 900

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Jersey Post Retune RxLev GSM 1800

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Guernsey Post Retune RxQual GSM 900

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Jersey Post Retune RxQual GSM 1800

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Guernsey & Jersey DT RxLev Pre & Post Retune

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86.3% of samples are better than 69% of samples were better than
-85dBm, an improvement of 2.5%. -85dBm, an improvement of 9.9%.

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Guernsey & Jersey DT RxQual Pre & Post Retune

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79.7% of samples are RxQual 0, 69.1% of samples are RxQual 0,


an improvement of 1.4%. an improvement of 1.5%.

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Guernsey & Jersey Post Retune DT Results

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Service Summary Guernsey Jersey
(GSM 900) (GSM 1800)

Neighbours Added 118 1087


Neighbours Removed 33 488
Neighbours Planned 1129 1096

Av Signal Level -78 dBm -81.6 dBm


Av Signal Level 2 dB 2.2 dB
Samples > -85dBm 86.3% 69%
Title Samples > -85 dBm 2.5% 9.9%
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RxQual 0 Samples 79.7% 69.1%
RxQual 0 Samples 1.4% 1.5%.

C/I Samples >17 dB 95.6% 87.2%


C/I Samples >17 dB ~0% 4.3%.

Minutes per Drop 170 110


Minutes per Drop 54% ~0%

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Key Learnings
Understand your Customer
Consultative Approach
What does the Customer really want ?
Customer capabilities
Share of Responsibilities

Data Integrity
Customer Site Database GiGo --> Quality
Repeaters !
DT Data Management 100s MB

NetAct OSS
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Features available ?
BSC Measurements available ?
Subtitle
NetAct Planner
DTM Databases

Retune Process
Guernsey 8 sites (16%) did not come back up immediately - last site back up at 8am
Jersey last site back on air at 3.45am

Risk Management
Identify Single Points Of Failure (SPOF) early
Dont assume, check

Small networks still have Big Network problems

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Opportunities in C&W
Short Term
RAN and Core Health Checks on GSM and UMTS every 6 months
1800 MHz on Guernsey
900 MHz on Jersey
HSUPA
Transmission Upgrades

Title Term
Medium
UMTS 2100 Second Carrier Subtitle
UMTS 900 using NSNs unique 4.2 MHz Flexi Base Stations
GSM OSC Feature for 4 Calls per time slot
800 / 2600 MHz auctions
LTE

Long Term Strategy / Vision


NSN to support C&W to become the dominant operator in the Channels Islands for choice
and quality of services, challenging fixed line Broadband operators.
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Take Aways
Strategic Value of SDC
Service Price without SDC 146k
Service Price with SDC 110k
Customer Savings 36k (25%)

on a project, we are all sales people

Customer Feedback :-
Titlethe great work done by Jonathan and his team in the Channel Islands,
After
I would like a price to provide a similarSubtitle
re-tune and frequency plan in the Isle of
Man. Steve Yates, Head of Mobile Engineering, C&W

Follow on Sales Isle of Man 65k.


NPO Radio Eng Sales into C&W in 2009 = 175k+
NSN 3G Guernsey Rollout 5m+

What can I do to help NSN make a sale today? - Rajiv Suri, CEO NSN.
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Thank you for your attention
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