CE Utilization for Huawei

fehmi.isi@partner.huawei.com – Dec 11'

Contents 1. CE Concept 2. Huawei LMT Commands 2.1 ) DSP BBPTC 2.2 ) DSP LICENSE 2.3 ) LST LOCELL 2.4 ) LST ULGROUP / LST DLGROUP 3. Related Counters on M2000 4. How to Calculate the Correct Utilization 1) CE Concept : CE is used to measure the channel demodulation capability of the NodeBs. On the RNC side, it is referred to as the NodeB credit. On the NodeB side, it is referred to as the Channel Element (CE). The consumed NodeB resource of one equivalent 12.2 kbit/s AMR voice service, including 3.4 kbit/s signaling on the Dedicated Control Channel (DCCH), is defined as one CE. If there is only 3.4 kbit/s signaling on the DCCH, one CE is consumed. There are two kinds of CE. One is uplink CE supporting uplink services, and the other is downlink CE supporting downlink services. Therefore, one 12.2 kbit/s AMR voice service consumes one uplink CE and one downlink CE. CE is a shared resource among NodeB local cells using the same resource group. 2 ) Huawei LMT Commands : To query CE related resources from M2000, one has to connect to NodeB since CE resources are local to each NodeB. 2.1) DSP BBPTC Command : To query physically installed WBBP boards on NodeB. Depending on the model of the board, the supported UL and DL CE resources changes. For Vodacom network WBBP4 board, which supports 384 UL and 384 DL CE resources, used.

2.2 ) DSP LICENSE : To display the current software license used on NodeB. Note that, the supported CEs for UL and DL are limited with the license.

4 ) LST ULGROUP / LST DLGROUP : These commands are used to query the NodeB level defined logical UL and DL resource groups. namely “Group 0” and “Group 1” respectively. . two resource groups for UL and two resource groups for DL are seen (totally four resource groups). In the example above. Each cell is assigned an “UL Resource Group” and a “DL Resource Group”. 2.2.3 ) LST LOCELL : To query local cells defined on NodeB.

10172. all the calculations should be done based on NodeB logical Resource Group based even the counters on M2000 are given NodeB local cell based. counters mentioned below can be used to query the CE usage per NodeB local cell. The best way to get the usage per local resource group is to add maximum CE usage values of each cell belonging to the same UL or DL resource group to get maximum usage of each resource group. 10176. The counters we queried include the maximum usage per local cell in 15-minute window interval.From the output above.10177 and 10178 (F1 and F2 cells) belong to UL Resource Group 0 while cells 10174. 10175 and 10179 (F3 cells) belong to UL Resource Group 1. 3 ) Related Counters on M2000 : From M2000's performance query module.1 to see the physically installed boards) The logical resource group assignment for DL is the same as with UL. . we can see that cells 10171.3. Referring to section 2. 10173. 4 ) How to Calculate the Correct Utilization : Since CE is a NodeB logical Resource Group shared resource. it is seen that UL Resource Group 0 has two WBBP boards assigned while UL resource group 1 has only one WBBP boards assigned (refer section 2.

But since there is no “NodeB Resource Group” based calculation. the value calculated with above method gives a pessimistic picture. By adding the values we assume that all maximum usages occur at the same time.ULCE. the maximum usage of one cell may not match exactly the same time with the maximum usage of another cell. So. since the time window is 15-minute.MAX. To get the values for UL Group 0 from the performance query result file. Below is the calculated Max usage values for UL Group 0 for 1-week period in 15-min intervals.The drawback of this method is that. . this way gives the most accurate result we can have. all the “VS.Shared” values belonging to local UL resource group 0 should be summed up (given in yellow in below picture) The 5-min measurement counters may be activated from M2000 to make calculation more accurate.

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