POOR CELL PERFORMANCE REPORTED

N ANY PAGING C OVERFLOWS ? Y

N

% PHANTO M RACHs HIGH ?

N

SDCCH CONGESTION HIGH?

N

SDCCH RF LOSS RATE POOR?

N

CALL SUCCESS RATE LOW?

Y

CALL SETUP SUCCESS RATE LOW?

N

DROP CALL RATE HIGH? Y

N

Y Y

Y N Do Phantom RACHs increase with SDCCH Congestion? ESTABLISH WHY TCH RESOURCE DECREASED
• • Hardware? BSS Fault incl Tx failures? RCU Removed/Stolen? Faulty Timeslots?

Max No. Of Transmitted Pages Variable Over Time?

Y Y

Co-ch BCCH & BSIC allocation with Nei/Adj Cell ?

Y

Y Y Does avail TCH decrease with TCH cong. Increase? Y

TCH RF Loss Rate High? Y High no. of quality Handovers? Y N

Check for sudden drops and possible hardware or BSS faults. Y Sudden change in TCH MHT? N

N

Y

Cell Combined ? N Re-allocate BCCH freq or BSIC to Cell or Nei

N

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Tch Setup congestion poor?

N Does SDCCH MHT change with SDCCH Congestion ? Y N Y N Hardware Performance OK? Fix H/W or BSS Fault

N Add TCH Capacity to Cell or Implement Congestion Relief Parameters

N

Convert to Noncombined if possible

Check Dimensioning and definition of Location Area. Review Paging Traffic, identify traffic hotspots or Implement LAC Splits if LA is too big.

CHECK HARD WARE e.g RCUs Tx,etc Y

Y

Assignment Failure Rate Lost Poor? N Re-allocate frequencies to cell

Freq Re-use on all DRI/CUs OK?

Are available SDCCH channels enough? Y N Increase no. of SDCCHs Allocated or Implement Dynamic SDCCH Config.

N Hardware Performance & Calibration OK ? Freq Re-use on all DRIs OK? N Re-allocate Frequencies to Cell N Y Check routing and MSC congestion stats. Refer to switching if also high. Are Training Sequences Same on all DRI/CUs?

Correct Training Seq Error in Database

N

Y

Y

Assignment Failure Rate Recovered Poor? Handover Drop Rate High? N Y Is cell using synthetic hopping? Y N Y

Check nei definitions, performance and calibration of other cells on the same BSC

N

N Y FURTHER INVESTIGATION • Drive Testing incl. Freq Scanning. N N Is cm_serv_sms much greater than sum of sms_init_sdcch and sms_init_tch?

SDCCH RF Loss Rate Poor?

Internal Handover Drop Rate High? N

Y

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Check The Site’s RF Footprint for any Spillages(discourage reselection with database para settings, if possible), missing handovers. Run Call Traces on Cell – e.g. identify traffic hotspots TA. Check Database Config at Cell Level. Check Hardware Performance at carrier level viz. path balance, BER, Interference On Idle Check Installed Hardware e.g. TXCDR for any silences, faulty DRIs, etc. Check Transmission Event Logs for Tx Link Stability. Check CPU - GPROC/DHP/BTP/COBA & COSA(SBS) Utilisation esp. on LAC Boundaries with Increased Signalling due to LAC Updates. Confirm Validity of Stats.

MSC Connection Refusal Rate High?

N Move all SDCCH to BCCH RCU if possible

Are all SDCCH timeslots on BCCH RCU?

Y

Freq Reuse on all DRIs OK? Y

N

Y Check sms performance of this cell. Refer to high level support if required

Re-allocate frequencies to cell Y

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Hardware performance & calibration OK? N Y External Handover Drop Rate High? N

Fix H/W or BSS Fault Check nei definitions, database configuration, performance and calibration of other cells on other BSCs

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