To think of in case of increasing SDCCH Drop Rate:
MSC CorrectionsRACH Failure checkSDCCH MHT (after RLINKUP tuning)SDDROPs reasons: TA, SS, Quality, Others.SDDROP: check Drop Reason:If drop reason in Bad quality -> check ICM values, FAS recordings, Frequency plan , MRR
If Reason is low SS: MRR, check site traffic, serving area…If Reason is TA: check site location, TALIM…
TCH congestionHW faultAvailabilityTransmission fault? Check site alarms
Drive test with call setups away from site… check are
as with co-channel interference, external
Health check… antenna installations..
Check if HO on SDCCH is activatedCheck neighboring cells availability
Check SDCCH traffic… perform SDCCH traffic break down… SDCCH used for LAU, SMS, Emergency Calls…
Check site location… if on BSC/ LAC border
Consider LAC reshuffling and LAC border tuningT3212 for periodic LAU.
KPIs don’t follow a logical trend
Resetting the cell
Consider reshuffling SDCCH Positions (NSN)… avoid having more than 1 SDCCH on an
EDGE TRX.Always keep in mind that most of the time SDCCH drops can be very similar to TCH drops, thus acorrelation between the reasons can be found