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EPC Dimensioning Tool

Phase 1
Subscriber
Smartphones
Data cards
Smartphones
Data cards

Internet Access
Office VPN

1
0.0%
100.0%
0
1,000,000
Bearer
Subscriber
1
1

Phase 2
2
25.0%
75.0%
500,000
1,500,000
Active
subscribers
All
30% of data cards

Data Session Profile for a Smartphone

Traffic Tipology
Session Size
Session per BH
Downlink
Traffic volume during BH DL&UL
Traffic volume during BH DL
Total Traffic volume during BH (Internet) in DL&UL
Total Traffic during BH (Internet) in DL

Web browsing

Email

Internet

Internet

2
1
85%
2
1.7

0.5
4
80%
2
1.6
14.04
12.824

Data Session Profile for a Data Card


Traffic Tipology
Session Size
Session per BH
Downlink
Traffic volume during BH DL&UL
Traffic volume during BH DL
Total Traffic volume during BH (Internet) in DL&UL
Total Traffic during BH (Internet) in DL
Total Traffic volume during BH (Office VPN) in DL&UL
Total Traffic during BH (Office VPN) in DL

Internet

Total traffic in the BH for Internet & Office VPN (DL&UL)


Total traffic volume for all smartphones
Total traffic volume for all data cards
Total traffic
BH throughput for Internet DL&UL
Data cards using Office VPN
BH throughput for Office VPN DL&UL
BH throughput for Office VPN DL&UL

Phase 1

2
1
85%
2
1.7

Internet
2
2
80%
4
3.2
16.04
14.424
1.00
0.6

0
16,040,000
16,040,000
35.64
30%
300,000
0.67

Phase 2
7,020,000
24,060,000
31,080,000
69.07
30%
450,000
1.00

Total traffic in the BH for DL Internet & Office VPN


Total traffic volume for all smartphones
Total traffic volume for all data cards
Total traffic
BH throughput for Internet DL
Data cards using Office VPN
BH throughput for Office VPN DL
BH throughput for Office VPN DL

Phase 1
0
14,424,000
14,424,000
32.05
30%
180,000
0.40

Phase 2
6,412,000
21,636,000
28,048,000
62.33
30%
270,000
0.60

Phase 1

Phase 2

90%
900,000
45,000,000
450,000
450,000
225,000
90,000
9,000
9,000

90%
1,800,000
90,000,000
900,000
900,000
450,000
180,000
18,000
18,000

Signalling

Procedures /
Subscriber /BH
Active User during BH
Attach
1
Idle to Active and back Transitions
50
PDN Connection Setup
0.5
Bearer Activation/Deactivation
0.5
X2 Handovers
0.25
TAU
0.1
Inter-MME handovers
0.01
Inter-MME TAU
0.01
Procedure

Dimensioning Tool
Phase 3
4
50.0%
50.0%
2,000,000
2,000,000

millions
percentage
percentage
number of devices
number of devices

Required inputs
Outputs
Calculations

30% of data cards


Video
Streaming
Internet
10
1
95%
10
9.5
14.04
12.824

Office
VPN
VPN

Internet

VPN

1
0.25
60%
0.25
0.15

10
1
95%
10
9.5

2
0.5
60%
1
0.6

16.04
14.424
1.00
0.6

Internet
0.04
1
60%
0.04
0.024

Internet
0.04
1
60%
0.04
0.024

MB
percentage
MB
MB
MB
MB

MB
percentage
MB
MB
MB
MB
MB
MB
160

MB
MB
MB
Gbps
BH
MB
Gbps

BH Thput DL&UL

Phase 3
28,080,000
32,080,000
60,160,000
133.69
30%
600,000
1.33

Gaming

120

80

40

40

Phase 3
25,648,000
28,848,000
54,496,000
121.10
30%
360,000
0.80

MB
MB
MB
Gbps
BH
MB
Gbps

Phase 3
90%
percentage
3,600,000
180,000,000
1,800,000
1,800,000
900,000
360,000
36,000
36,000

0
Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 3

Components

Metrics

Simultaneous Attached Users (SAU)


Idle to Active Transitions/second
Transactions/second
Number of Acive Bearers
S-GW
Data Processing Capacity
Number of Acive Bearers
P-GW
Data Processing Capacity
Combined S- Number of Acive Bearers
GW/P-GW Data Processing Capacity
HSS
Number of Users Supported
PCRF
Transactions/second
MME

unit
subscribes
trans/sec
trans/sec
bearers
Gbps
bearers
Gbps
bearers
Gbps
subscribes
trans/sec

REQUIRED NODES
Value
3,000,000
20000
25000
8,000,000
30
8,000,000
30
4,000,000
15
20,000,000
10000

%
85%
85%
85%
85%
85%
85%
85%
85%
85%
85%
85%

Operating
Capacity
2,550,000
17000
21250
6,800,000
25.5 Internet
6,800,000
25.5 Internet
3,400,000
12.75
17,000,000
8500

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

1
1

1
2

2
3

1
2
1
2
1
3
1
2

1
3
1
3
1
6
1
4

1
6
1
6
2
11
1
7

VPN
VPN

Dimensioning sign
Procedures /
Subscriber /BH

Procedure
Attach
Idle to Active and back Transitions
PDN Connection Setup
Bearer Activation/Deactivation
X2 Handovers
TAU
Inter-MME handovers
Inter-MME TAU

1
50
0.5
0.5
0.25
0.1
0.01
0.01

Phase 1
900,000
45,000,000
450,000
450,000
225,000
90,000
9,000
9,000

Number of
messages (S1)
4
2
2
2
1
2
3
3

Required Interface Capacity in DL (Mbps)

Procedures /
Subscriber /BH

Procedure
Attach
Idle to Active and back Transitions
PDN Connection Setup
Bearer Activation/Deactivation
X2 Handovers
TAU
Inter-MME handovers
Inter-MME TAU

1
50
0.5
0.5
0.25
0.1
0.01
0.01

Phase 2
1,800,000
90,000,000
900,000
900,000
450,000
180,000
18,000
18,000

Number of
messages (S1)
4
2
2
2
1
2
3
3

Required Interface Capacity in DL (Mbps)

Procedures /
Subscriber /BH

Procedure
Attach
Idle to Active and back Transitions
PDN Connection Setup
Bearer Activation/Deactivation
X2 Handovers
TAU
Inter-MME handovers
Inter-MME TAU

1
50
0.5
0.5
0.25
0.1
0.01
0.01

Phase 3
3,600,000
180,000,000
1,800,000
1,800,000
900,000
360,000
36,000
36,000

Required Interface Capacity in DL (Mbps)

Number of
messages (S1)
4
2
2
2
1
2
3
3

Dimensioning traf
S1-U
Packed Size
Overhead per packet
Overhead
Internet

512
44
8.59%

Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3

34.81
67.69
131.51

Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3

0.43
0.65
0.87

Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3

35.24
68.34
132.38

Office VPN

TOTAL TRAFFIC

Procedure
Attach/detach
Idle to Active and back Transitions
PDN Connection Setup
Bearer Activation/Deactivation
X2 Handovers
TAU
Inter-MME handovers
Inter-MME TAU

S1-C
x
x
x
x

x
x

Dimensioning signalling per Interface


Data rate
Number of
(Mbps)
messages (S11)
1.04
1
26
1
0.26
1
0.26
1
0.065
1
0.052
1
0.0078
1
0.0078
1
27.693

Data rate
Number of
(Mbps)
messages (S11)
2.08
1
52
1
0.52
1
0.52
1
0.13
1
0.104
1
0.0156
1
0.0156
1
55.385

Data rate
Number of
(Mbps)
messages (S11)
4.16
1
104
1
1.04
1
1.04
1
0.26
1
0.208
1
0.0312
1
0.0312
1
110.770

Data rate
(Mbps)
0.26
13
0.13
0.13
0.065
0.026
0.0026
0.0026

Number of
messages
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

13.616

Data rate
(Mbps)
0.52
26
0.26
0.26
0.13
0.052
0.0052
0.0052

54.465

Number of
messages (S6a)
2
0
0
0
0
1
1
2

13.616

Number of
messages
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

27.232

Data rate
(Mbps)
1.04
52
0.52
0.52
0.26
0.104
0.0104
0.0104

Data rate
(Mbps)
0.26
13
0.13
0.13
0.065
0.026
0.0026
0.0026

Data rate
(Mbps)
0.52
26
0.26
0.26
0.13
0.052
0.0052
0.0052

0.554

Number of
messages (S6a)
2
0
0
0
0
1
1
2

27.232

Number of
messages
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Data rate
(Mbps)
1.04
52
0.52
0.52
0.26
0.104
0.0104
0.0104
54.465

Data rate
(Mbps)
0.52
0
0
0
0
0.026
0.0026
0.0052

Data rate
(Mbps)
1.04
0
0
0
0
0.052
0.0052
0.0104
1.108

Number of
messages (S6a)
2
0
0
0
0
1
1
2

Data rate
(Mbps)
2.08
0
0
0
0
0.104
0.0104
0.0208
2.215

Dimensioning traffic user per Interface


S5

SGi

512
44
8.59%

512 bytes
0 bytess
0.00% %

34.81
67.69
131.51

32.05
62.33
121.10

Gbps
Gbps
Gbps

0.43
0.65
0.87

0.40
0.60
0.80

Gbps
Gbps
Gbps

35.24
68.34
132.38

S11
x
x
x
x

x
x

If we use the same P_GW for Internet and Office VPN


32.45
Gbps
62.93
Gbps
121.90
Gbps

S6a
x
x

S5/S8
x
x
x

x
x

Gx
x
x
x
x

S10

x
x