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Contents

Contents
Contents 3 List of tables 4 List of figures 5 Summary of changes 7 1 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 60 C/I Ratio Measurement 9 Counters of C/I Ratio Measurement 11 060000 / CI TEST CELL LAC CI 11 060001 / CI INTERF CELL LAC CI 11 060002 / LOWER LIMIT OF CI BAND 12 060003 / HIGHER LIMIT OF CI BAND 13 060004 / CI SIGNAL LEVEL ADJ 13 060005 / CI BSIC DECODE TIME 14 060006 / TEST DOWNLINK CI RATIO 15 060007 / TEST UPLINK CI RATIO 15 060008 / TEST ESTIM CI RATIO 16 060009 / TEST WORST CI RATIO 17 060010 / TEST TOT TCH HOLDING TIME 17 060011 / INTERF DOWNLINK CI RATIO 18 060012 / INTERF UPLINK CI RATIO 19 060013 / INTERF ESTIM CI RATIO 19 060014 / INTERF TOT TCH HOLDING TIME 20 060015 / CI INTERF CELL PLMN ID 21 060016 / CI TEST CELL PLMN ID 21

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List of tables Table 1. Table 2. Measurement description of C/I Ratio Measurement Measurement counters of C/I Ratio Measurement 9 9

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List of figures

List of figures

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Summary of changes

Changes between document issues are cumulative. Therefore, the latest document issue contains all changes made to previous issues.

Changes made between issues 5-0 and 4-1


Counter table format changed.

Changes made between issues 4-1 and 4-0


Editorial corrections.

Changes made between issues 4-0 and 3-0


The document has been revised throughout to comply with the latest documentation standards. No changes have been made due to changes in software. The name of the document and chapter one has been changed from BSC Counters: C/I Ratio Measurement to 60 C/I Ratio Measurement. Tables one and two, Measurement description of C/I Ratio Measurement and Counters of C/I Ratio Measurement have been added to chapter one.

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The purpose of the C/I ratio measurement is to estimate the level of the potential co- and adjacent channel interference in the radio network. The interference estimation is based on the measurement results reported by the MS via the BTS. This measurement can be used by the automatic frequency planning software and by the frequency planning of the underlay-overlay network. The information is collected for each cell. The C/I ratio measurement collects statistics on the degree of the interference by measuring traffic intensity (erlang) on a specified C/I ratio (carrier/interference) band. This measurement is optional. Measurement description

Table 1. Measurement Measurement ID Measurement abbreviation


Product Product software release Target name

Measurement description of C/I Ratio Measurement C/I Ratio Measurement 60 C/I_RATIO


BSC S6 BTS (LAC-CI)

Measurement counters

Table 2. Counter
CI TEST CELL LAC CI

Measurement counters of C/I Ratio Measurement Counter number


060000

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Table 2. Counter
CI INTERF CELL LAC CI LOWER LIMIT OF CI BAND HIGHER LIMIT OF CI BAND CI SIGNAL LEVEL ADJ CI BSIC DECODE TIME TEST DOWNLINK CI RATIO TEST UPLINK CI RATIO TEST ESTIM CI RATIO TEST WORST CI RATIO TEST TOT TCH HOLDING TIME INTERF DOWNLINK CI RATIO INTERF UPLINK CI RATIO INTERF ESTIM CI RATIO INTERF TOT TCH HOLDING TIME CI INTERF CELL PLMN ID CI TEST CELL PLMN ID

Measurement counters of C/I Ratio Measurement (cont.) Counter number


060001 060002 060003 060004 060005 060006 060007 060008 060009 060010 060011 060012 060013 060014 060015 060016

Related topics
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Counters of C/I Ratio Measurement BSC Statistics Administration Activating and Testing BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics BSC Measurement Counters Displaying Program (FOXMEA) Performance Measurements Intelligent Underlay-Overlay Support of Cell Global Identity

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060000 / CI TEST CELL LAC CI
Network element name: CI TEST CELL LAC CI NetAct name:

Counter ID: 060000

Description: Identification of the test cell is composed of the Location Area Code (LAC) and the Cell Identification (CI). The most significant word of the counter (double word) includes the LAC and the least significant word of the counter includes the CI. Updated: Logical type: Variable Unit: Integer number Dependencies with other counters: Operability class: Related to feature: BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics 3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): 3GPP Measurement type: Exceptions to related standard: Used from release: S6 Definition updated in release: Related to standard: Trigger type: Event Range: Sampling interval: Example values:

2.2

060001 / CI INTERF CELL LAC CI


Network element name: CI INTERF CELL LAC CI NetAct name:

Counter ID: 060001 Version: 2.1

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Description: Identification of the interfering cell is composed of the Location Area Code (LAC) and the Cell Identification (CI). The most significant word of the counter (double word) includes the LAC and the least significant word of the counter includes the CI. Updated: Logical type: Variable Unit: Integer number Dependencies with other counters: Operability class: Related to feature: BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics 3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): 3GPP Measurement type: Exceptions to related standard: Used from release: S6 Definition updated in release: Related to standard: Trigger type: Event Range: Sampling interval: Example values:

2.3

060002 / LOWER LIMIT OF CI BAND


Network element name: LOWER LIMIT OF CI BAND NetAct name: LOWER_LIMIT

Counter ID: 060002 Version: 2.1

Description: Lower limit of the observed C/I band. This counter is updated with counter 060003. Updated: Logical type: Variable Unit: dB Dependencies with other counters: 060003: HIGHER LIMIT OF CI BAND Operability class: Related to feature: BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics 3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): Related to standard: Trigger type: Event Range: -63 ... 63 Sampling interval: Example values: 17

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3GPP Measurement type: Exceptions to related standard: Used from release: S6 Definition updated in release:

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060003 / HIGHER LIMIT OF CI BAND


Network element name: HIGHER LIMIT OF CI BAND NetAct name: UPPER_LIMIT

Counter ID: 060003 Version: 2.1

Description: Higher limit of the observed C/I band. This counter is updated with counter 060002. Updated: Logical type: Variable Unit: dB Dependencies with other counters: 060002: LOWER LIMIT OF CI BAND Operability class: Related to feature: BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics 3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): 3GPP Measurement type: Exceptions to related standard: Used from release: S6 Definition updated in release: Related to standard: Trigger type: Event Range: -63 ... 63 Sampling interval: Example values: 63

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060004 / CI SIGNAL LEVEL ADJ


Network element name: CI SIGNAL LEVEL ADJ NetAct name: SIG_LEVEL_ADJUSTMENT

Counter ID: 060004 Version: 2.1

Description: Signal level adjustment which is used for calculating the downlink C/I ratio when the interference is caused by adjacent channel interference.

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Updated: Logical type: Variable Unit: dB Dependencies with other counters: Operability class: Related to feature: BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics 3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): 3GPP Measurement type: Exceptions to related standard: Used from release: S6 Definition updated in release: Related to standard: Trigger type: Event Range: -63 ... 63 Sampling interval: Example values: 0

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060005 / CI BSIC DECODE TIME


Network element name: CI BSIC DECODE TIME NetAct name: BSIC_DECODE_TIME

Counter ID: 060005 Version: 2.1

Description: BSIC decode time indicates the period starting from call setup or handover during which the C/I ratio is not calculated. Updated: Logical type: Sum Unit: 0.48 s Dependencies with other counters: Operability class: Related to feature: BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics 3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): 3GPP Measurement type: Exceptions to related standard: Used from release: S6 Definition updated in release: Related to standard: Trigger type: Duration Range: 0 ... 128 Sampling interval: Example values: 20

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060006 / TEST DOWNLINK CI RATIO


Network element name: TEST DOWNLINK CI RATIO NetAct name: TEST_DOWNLINK_RATIO

Counter ID: 060006 Version: 2.1

Description: Number of times when the downlink C/I ratio of the test cell is within the observed C/I band and the source of interference is the interfering cell. This counter is updated with counter 060010. Updated: When the test cell is a serving cell and the interfering cell is adjacent to the test (serving) cell. If a call is on a regular TRX, the counter is not updated during the BSIC decode time. Logical type: Sum Unit: Integer number Dependencies with other counters: 060010: TEST TOT TCH HOLDING TIME Operability class: Related to feature: BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics 3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): 3GPP Measurement type: Exceptions to related standard: Used from release: S6 Definition updated in release: Related to standard: Trigger type: Event Range: Sampling interval: Example values:

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060007 / TEST UPLINK CI RATIO


Network element name: TEST UPLINK CI RATIO NetAct name: TEST_UPLINK_RATIO

Counter ID: 060007 Version: 2.1

Description: Number of times when the estimated uplink C/I ratio of the interfering cell is within the observed C/I band and the interference is caused by ongoing calls in the test cell. This counter is updated with counter 060010. Updated: When the test cell is a serving cell and the interfering cell is adjacent to the test (serving) cell. If a call is on a regular TRX, the counter is not updated during the BSIC decode time. Logical type: Sum Unit: Integer number Trigger type: Event Range: Sampling interval: Example values:

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Dependencies with other counters: 060010: TEST TOT TCH HOLDING TIME Operability class: Related to feature: BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics 3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): 3GPP Measurement type: Exceptions to related standard: Used from release: S6 Definition updated in release: Related to standard:

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060008 / TEST ESTIM CI RATIO


Network element name: TEST ESTIM CI RATIO NetAct name: TEST_ESTIM_RATIO

Counter ID: 060008 Version: 2.1

Description: Number of times when the downlink C/I ratio of the test cell is within the observed C/I band and the weakest signal level of the six reported neighbouring cells is regarded as the interference level. This counter is updated with counter 060010. Updated: When the test cell is a serving cell and the MS reports the measurement results of six neighbouring cells but the interfering cell is missing from the measurement sample. If a call is on a regular TRX, the counter is not updated during the BSIC decode time. Logical type: Sum Unit: Integer number Dependencies with other counters: 060010: TEST TOT TCH HOLDING TIME Operability class: Related to feature: BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics 3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): 3GPP Measurement type: Related to standard: Trigger type: Event Range: Sampling interval: Example values:

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060009 / TEST WORST CI RATIO


Network element name: TEST WORST CI RATIO NetAct name: TEST_WORST_RATIO

Counter ID: 060009 Version: 2.1

Description: Number of times when the downlink C/I ratio of the test cell is within the observed C/I band and the highest signal level of all interfering cells is regarded as the interference level. This counter is updated with counter 060010. Updated: When the test cell is a serving cell. If a call is on a regular TRX, the counter is not updated during the BSIC decode time. Logical type: Sum Unit: Integer number Dependencies with other counters: 060010: TEST TOT TCH HOLDING TIME Operability class: Related to feature: BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics 3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): 3GPP Measurement type: Exceptions to related standard: Used from release: S6 Definition updated in release: Related to standard: Trigger type: Event Range: Sampling interval: Example values:

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060010 / TEST TOT TCH HOLDING TIME


Network element name: TEST TOT TCH HOLDING TIME NetAct name: TEST_TOT_TCH_HOLD_TIME

Counter ID: 060010 Version: 2.1

Description: Total TCH holding time in the test cell (erlang in the current cell). Updated: After every SACCH period for every ongoing call in the test cell.

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Logical type: Sum Unit: 0.48 s Dependencies with other counters: Operability class: Related to feature: BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics

Trigger type: Duration Range:

Sampling interval: Example values:

Related to standard:

3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): 3GPP Measurement type: Exceptions to related standard: Used from release: S6 Definition updated in release:

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060011 / INTERF DOWNLINK CI RATIO


Network element name: INTERF DOWNLINK CI RATIO NetAct name: INTERF_DOWNLINK_RATIO

Counter ID: 060011 Version: 2.1

Description: Number of times when the downlink C/I ratio of the serving cell is within the observed C/I band and the source of interference is the test cell. This counter is updated with counter 060014. Updated: When the interfering cell is a serving cell and the test cell is adjacent to the serving cell. Logical type: Sum Unit: Integer number Dependencies with other counters: 060014: INTERF TOT TCH HOLDING TIME Operability class: Related to feature: BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics 3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): 3GPP Measurement type: Exceptions to related standard: Used from release: S6 Definition updated in release: Related to standard: Trigger type: Event Range: Sampling interval: Example values:

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060012 / INTERF UPLINK CI RATIO


Network element name: INTERF UPLINK CI RATIO NetAct name: INTERF_UPLINK_RATIO

Counter ID: 060012 Version: 2.1

Description: Number of times when the estimated uplink C/I ratio of the test cell is within the observed C/I band and the interference is caused by ongoing calls in the interfering cell. This counter is updated with counter 060014. Updated: When the interfering cell is a serving cell and the test cell is adjacent to the serving cell. Logical type: Sum Unit: Integer number Dependencies with other counters: 060014: INTERF TOT TCH HOLDING TIME Operability class: Related to feature: BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics 3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): 3GPP Measurement type: Exceptions to related standard: Used from release: S6 Definition updated in release: Related to standard: Trigger type: Event Range: Sampling interval: Example values:

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060013 / INTERF ESTIM CI RATIO


Network element name: INTERF ESTIM CI RATIO NetAct name: INTERF_ESTIM_RATIO

Counter ID: 060013 Version: 2.1

Description: Number of times when the downlink C/I ratio of the serving cell is within the observed C/I band and the weakest signal level of the six reported neighbouring cells is regarded as the interference level. This counter is updated with counter 060014.

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Updated: When the interfering cell is a serving cell and the MS reports the measurement results of six neighbouring cells but the test cell is missing from the measurement sample. Logical type: Sum Unit: Integer number Dependencies with other counters: 060014: INTERF TOT TCH HOLDING TIME Operability class: Related to feature: BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics 3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): 3GPP Measurement type: Exceptions to related standard: Used from release: S6 Definition updated in release: Related to standard: Trigger type: Event Range: Sampling interval: Example values:

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060014 / INTERF TOT TCH HOLDING TIME


Network element name: INTERF TOT TCH HOLDING TIME NetAct name: INTERF_TOT_TCH_HOLD_TIME

Counter ID: 060014 Version: 2.1

Description: Total TCH holding time in the interfering cell (erlang in the current cell). Updated: After every SACCH period for every ongoing call in the interfering cell. Logical type: Sum Unit: 0.48 s Dependencies with other counters: Operability class: Related to feature: BSS6081: C/I Ratio Statistics 3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): 3GPP Measurement type: Exceptions to related standard: Used from release: S6 Definition updated in release: Related to standard: Trigger type: Duration Range: Sampling interval: Example values:

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060015 / CI INTERF CELL PLMN ID


Network element name: CI INTERF CELL PLMN ID NetAct name:

Counter ID: 060015 Version: 2.1

Description: MCC/MNC pair of the interfering cell. NOTE: This counter is not relevant when the C/I ratio measurement is started from NetAct that does not support the PLMN id parameter. Updated: Logical type: Variable Unit: Integer number Dependencies with other counters: Operability class: Related to feature: BSS11070: Support for Cell Global Identity 3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): 3GPP Measurement type: Exceptions to related standard: Used from release: S11 Definition updated in release: Related to standard: Trigger type: Event Range: Sampling interval: Example values:

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060016 / CI TEST CELL PLMN ID


Network element name: CI TEST CELL PLMN ID NetAct name:

Counter ID: 060016 Version: 2.1

Description: MCC/MNC pair of the test cell. NOTE: This counter is not relevant when the C/I ratio measurement is started from NetAct that does not support the PLMN id parameter. Updated: Logical type: Variable Unit: Integer number Dependencies with other counters: Trigger type: Event Range: Sampling interval: Example values:

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