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AMR GBSS13.

Feature Parameter Description

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Contents
1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................1-1
1.1 Scope ............................................................................................................................................ 1-1 1.2 Intended Audience ........................................................................................................................ 1-1 1.3 Change History.............................................................................................................................. 1-1

2 Overview of AMR.......................................................................................................................2-1 3 Technical Description ..............................................................................................................3-1


3.1 Inband Signaling............................................................................................................................ 3-1 3.2 Speech Rate Adjustment ............................................................................................................... 3-2 3.3 Rate Adjustment Threshold Adaptation ......................................................................................... 3-5 3.4 Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing ......................................................................................... 3-6 3.5 AMR Power Control ....................................................................................................................... 3-6 3.6 Handover ....................................................................................................................................... 3-7 3.7 E-CODER ...................................................................................................................................... 3-7

4 Related Features .......................................................................................................................4-1 5 Impact on the Network ............................................................................................................5-1


5.1 AMR FR ......................................................................................................................................... 5-1 5.1.1 Impact on System Capacity .................................................................................................. 5-1 5.1.2 Impact on Network Performance .......................................................................................... 5-1 5.2 AMR HR ........................................................................................................................................ 5-1 5.2.1 Impact on System Capacity .................................................................................................. 5-1 5.2.2 Impact on Network Performance .......................................................................................... 5-1 5.3 AMR Power Control ....................................................................................................................... 5-1 5.3.1 Impact on System Capacity .................................................................................................. 5-1 5.3.2 Impact on Network Performance .......................................................................................... 5-1 5.4 AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment....................................................................... 5-1 5.4.1 Impact on System Capacity .................................................................................................. 5-1 5.4.2 Impact on Network Performance .......................................................................................... 5-2 5.5 Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing ......................................................................................... 5-2 5.5.1 Impact on System Capacity .................................................................................................. 5-2 5.5.2 Impact on Network Performance .......................................................................................... 5-2 5.6 AMR Radio Link Timer .................................................................................................................. 5-2 5.6.1 Impact on System Capacity .................................................................................................. 5-2 5.6.2 Impact on Network Performance .......................................................................................... 5-2 5.7 AMR FR/HR Dynamic Adjustment................................................................................................. 5-2 5.7.1 Impact on System Capacity .................................................................................................. 5-2 5.7.2 Impact on Network Performance .......................................................................................... 5-2

6 Engineering Guidelines...........................................................................................................6-1
6.1 When to Use AMR ......................................................................................................................... 6-1

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6.1.1 AMR FR and AMR HR .......................................................................................................... 6-1 6.1.2 AMR Power Control .............................................................................................................. 6-1 6.1.3 AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment .............................................................. 6-1 6.1.4 Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing ................................................................................ 6-1 6.1.5 AMR Radio Link Timer .......................................................................................................... 6-1 6.1.6 AMR FR/HR Dynamic Adjustment ........................................................................................ 6-1 6.2 Information to Be Collected ........................................................................................................... 6-1 6.2.1 AMR FR and AMR HR .......................................................................................................... 6-1 6.2.2 AMR Power Control .............................................................................................................. 6-1 6.2.3 AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment .............................................................. 6-2 6.2.4 Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing ................................................................................ 6-2 6.2.5 AMR Radio Link Timer .......................................................................................................... 6-2 6.2.6 AMR FR/HR Dynamic Adjustment ........................................................................................ 6-2 6.3 Network Planning .......................................................................................................................... 6-2 6.3.1 AMR FR and AMR HR .......................................................................................................... 6-2 6.3.2 AMR Power Control .............................................................................................................. 6-2 6.3.3 AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment .............................................................. 6-2 6.3.4 Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing ................................................................................ 6-3 6.3.5 AMR Radio Link Timer .......................................................................................................... 6-3 6.3.6 AMR FR/HR Dynamic Adjustment ........................................................................................ 6-3 6.4 Deploying AMR FR and AMR HR.................................................................................................. 6-3 6.5 Deploying AMR Power Control...................................................................................................... 6-3 6.6 Deploying AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment...................................................... 6-3 6.7 Deploying Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing........................................................................ 6-3 6.8 Deploying AMR Radio Link Timer ................................................................................................. 6-3 6.9 Deploying AMR FR/HR Dynamic Adjustment ............................................................................... 6-3

7 Performance Optimization .....................................................................................................7-1


7.1 AMR FR and AMR HR ................................................................................................................... 7-1

Table 7-1 Counters related to channel usage for the AMR FR and AMR HR traffic ...7-1
7.2 AMR Power Control ....................................................................................................................... 7-1 7.3 AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment....................................................................... 7-1 7.4 Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing ......................................................................................... 7-1 7.5 AMR Radio Link Timer .................................................................................................................. 7-1

Monitoring ......................................................................................................................................7-1 Table 7-2 Counters related to AMR FR and AMR HR call drops ......................................7-2
7.6 AMR FR/HR Dynamic Adjustment................................................................................................. 7-2

8 Parameters .................................................................................................................................8-1 9 Counters ......................................................................................................................................9-1 10 Glossary ..................................................................................................................................10-1


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1 Introduction

1 Introduction
1.1 Scope
This document describes the AMR feature. It describes adaptive multirate (AMR) speech rate adjustment, rate adjustment threshold adaptation, Um interface speech frame repairing, AMR power control, enabling of Tandem Free Operation (TFO) and Discontinuous Transmission (DTX) in the case of AMR, handover between AMR FR and AMR HR, enhanced coding (E-CODER), and impacts on KPIs .

1.2 Intended Audience


This document is intended for:

Personnel who need to understand AMR Personnel who work with Huawei products

1.3 Change History


This section provides information on the changes in different document versions. There are two types of changes, which are defined as follows:

Feature change: refers to the change in the AMR feature of a specific product version. Editorial change: refers to the change in wording or the addition of the information that was not described in the earlier version.

Document Issues
The document issues are as follows:

03(2012-06-30) 02 (2011-10-30) 01 (2011-03-31) Draft A (2011-01-15)

03(2012-06-30)
This is the third commercial release of GBSS13.0. Compared with issue 02 (2011-10-30), issue 03 (2012-06-30) incorporates the changes described in the following table.
Change Type Change Description Parameter Change

Feature change Editorial change

None Added the description for4 Related Features,5 Impact on the Network and 6 Engineering Guidelines.

None None

02 (2011-10-30)
This is the second commercial release of GBSS13.0. Compared with issue 01 (2011-03-31), issue 02 (2011-10-30) incorporates the changes described in the following table.

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1 Introduction Parameter Change

Feature change

Deleted the description for DTX and TFO.

Deleted the following parameters:


FRDLDTX FRULDTX HRDLDTX HRULDTX NBAMRTFOSWITCH

Editorial change

Added the description for AMR half-rate (HR) speech rate adjustment and related parameters.

Added the following parameters:


ULTHH1 ULHYSTH1 ULTHH2 ULHYSTH2 ULTHH3 ULHYSTH3

01 (2011-03-31)
This is the first release of GBSS13.0. Compared with issue draft A (2011-01-15) of GBSS13.0, issue 01 (2011-03-31) of GBSS13.0 has no change.

Draft A (2011-01-15)
This is the draft release of GBSS13.0. Compared with issue 01 (2010-06-30) of GBSS12.0, issue draft A (2011-01-15) of GBSS13.0 incorporates the changes described in the following table. Change Type Change Description Feature change Parameter Change

Added sections 3.4 "Um Added the following parameters: Interface Speech Frame UMSFRSWITCH Repairing" and 3.9 "E-CODER." EncodeMode None None

Editorial change

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2 Overview of AMR
AMR is an adaptive multi-rate voice coding/decoding, which is termed full-rate speech version 3 and half-rate speech version 3 in GSM specifications. AMR enables the BTS and the MS to automatically select an appropriate coding/decoding rate from the specified ACS according to the interference level in the radio environment. This enhances the capability and the speech quality of the wireless communication system. AMR is classified into AMR FR and AMR HR. AMR specifies eight speech coding rates. Table 2-1 lists the speech coding rates supported by AMR FR and AMR HR. (GBFD-115501 AMR FR, GBFD-115502 AMR HR) Table 2-1 AMR speech coding rates Coding Rate 4.75 kbit/s 5.15 kbit/s 5.90 kbit/s 6.70 kbit/s 7.40 kbit/s 7.95 kbit/s 10.2 kbit/s 12.2 kbit/s
NOTE -: not supported : supported

AMR FR

AMR HR -

Note: When SERVICEMODE of the BTS is set to IP or HDLC, Huawei BSS supports the AMR coding rate of 7.95 kbit/s. When SERVICEMODE of the BTS is set to TDM, Huawei BSS does not support the AMR HR coding rate of 7.95 kbit/s.

As listed in Table 2-1, the coding rates of 12.2 kbit/s and 10.2 kbit/s are supported by only the AMR FR channel. The other six types of coding rates are supported by both the AMR FR channel and the AMR HR channel. Each ACS contains a maximum of four coding schemes. One coding scheme corresponds to one speech coding rate.

For an AMR FR call, the ACS contains a maximum of four speech coding rates of the eight rates listed in Table 2-1. For an AMR HR call, the ACS contains a maximum of four speech coding rates of the six rates listed in Table 2-1. When AMR is enabled on the network, the BSC selects an ACS and then a coding scheme from the ACS during the call establishment or the handover procedure. Meanwhile, the MS and the BTS continuously measure the receive level, receive quality, and C/I ratio. According to the measurement results, the MS and the BTS continuously evaluate the interference level in the radio environment. The BTS then adjusts the speech coding rates of the MS and the BTS according to the evaluated interference level through the inband signaling.

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3 Technical Description
3.1 Inband Signaling
Inband signaling is a type of signaling through which user data and control information are transmitted on the same channel. In this document, the inband signaling refers to the AMR control information such as the CMR and CMI that is transmitted through certain bits in the header of the Transcoder and Rate Adaptor Unit (TRAU) frame. During a call, the MS and the BTS continuously measure the interference level experienced by the signals and analyze the measurement results. Based on the measurement results, the AMR control information is then exchanged through the inband signaling to enable the BTS to adjust the speech coding rate involved in the ongoing speech service. The AMR control information is transmitted through certain bits in the header of the TRAU frame. The AMR control information can be classified into the following types: Downlink Codec Mode Request (DL CMR): The DL CMR occupies two bits in the header of the TRAU frame. It is used by the MS to send the recommended DL coding scheme to the BTS. Downlink Codec Mode Indication (DL CMI): The DL CMI occupies two bits in the header of the TRAU frame. It is used by the BTS to send the current DL coding scheme to the MS. Uplink Codec Mode Command (UL CMC): The UL CMC occupies two bits in the header of the TRAU frame. It is used by the BTS to send the UL coding scheme that should be used by the MS to the MS. Uplink Codec Mode Indication (UL CMI): The UL CMI occupies two bits in the header of the TRAU frame. It is used by the MS to send the current UL coding scheme to the BTS. Uplink Maximum Codec Mode Command (UL Max CMC): The UL Max CMC occupies three bits in the header of the TRAU frame. To implement AMR coding scheme adaptation, a Mode Control Entity is used in both the MS and the BTS, as shown in Figure 3-1. Figure 3-1 AMR coding scheme adaptation
MS BTS TRAU

Speech Decoder

Channel Decoder

DL CMI UL CMC

Channel Encoder DL CMI UL CMC Mode Control Entity UL MEAS

UL Max CMC

Speech Encoder

DL MEAS Mode Control Entity DL CMR UL CMC Speech Encoder Channel Encoder DL CMR UL CMI

Channel Decoder

Speech Decoder

As shown in Figure 3-1, the AMR coding scheme adaptation procedure is as follows:
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Uplink direction The BTS measures the receive quality of the UL speech and generates the Uplink Measurement (UL MEAS). The Mode Control Entity of the BTS updates the UL CMC based on the UL MEAS generated by the BTS. The BTS instructs the MS to change the UL coding scheme through the UL CMC. The MS changes the UL coding scheme as indicated by the UL CMC and then sends the UL CMI to the BTS to inform the BTS of the new UL coding scheme. Downlink direction The MS measures the receive quality of the DL speech and generates the Downlink Measurement (DL MEAS). The Mode Control Entity of the MS converts the DL MEAS into the recommended DL coding scheme. Then, the MS sends the recommended DL coding scheme to the BTS through the DL CMR. The Mode Control Entity of the BTS updates the DL speech coding scheme based on the recommended DL coding scheme sent from the MS. The BTS instructs the MS to use the new DL coding scheme through the DL CMI.

3.2 Speech Rate Adjustment


AMR speech rate adjustment is the process that the AMR coding scheme of a call on a channel frequently changes to adapt to the variations of the interference level in the radio environment. Each AMR coding scheme has an adjustment threshold, which is used to select the coding scheme that is best suited to the C/I ratio or Bit Error Rate (BER) of the interference level in the radio environment. To avoid the constant changes of the coding scheme, the process of hysteresis is introduced. The value of the threshold ranges from 0 to 63. Value 1 indicates 0.5 dB, and value 2 indicates 1 dB. The rest may be deduced by analogy. The value of the hysteresis ranges from 0 to 15. The hysteresis value complements the threshold. Figure 3-2 shows the procedure for AMR coding scheme adjustment. Figure 3-2 Procedure for AMR coding scheme adjustment
C/I CODEC_MODE_4 THR_3 + HYST_3 = THR_MX_Up(3) THR_3 CODEC_MODE_3 THR_2 + HYST_2 = THR_MX_Up(2) THR_2 CODEC_MODE_2 THR_1 + HYST_1 = THR_MX_Up(1) THR_1 CODEC_MODE_1 = THR_MX_Dn(2) = THR_MX_Dn(3) = THR_MX_Dn(4)

THR_N: AMR Coding Rate adj.thN (1N3)

HYST_N: AMR Coding Rate adj.hystN (1N3)

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CODEC_MODE_1: indicates the lowest-bit-rate coding scheme

CODEC_MODE_2: indicates the coding scheme whose bit rate is higher than only that of CODEC_MODE_1 (assume that there is more than one coding scheme in the ACS) CODEC_MODE_4: indicates the coding scheme whose bit rate is the highest in the ACS (assume that there are four coding schemes in the ACS)

CODEC_MODE_3: indicates the coding scheme whose bit rate is the second highest in the ACS (assume that there are more than two coding schemes in the ACS)

Assume that the currently used coding scheme is CODEC_MODE_3. As shown in Figure 3-2, when the C/I ratio is greater than THR_3 plus HYST_3, the coding scheme is changed to CODEC_MODE_4; when the C/I ratio is smaller than THR_2, the coding scheme is changed to CODEC_MODE_2. The procedure for AMR UL speech rate adjustment is similar to the procedure for AMR DL speech rate adjustment. The AMR UL coding scheme is adjusted by the BTS, and the AMR DL coding scheme is adjusted by the MS. Figure 3-3 shows the procedure through which the BTS adjusts the AMR UL coding scheme.

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Figure 3-3 Procedure through which the BTS adjusts the AMR UL coding scheme
Start

Select the initial AMR coding rate.

Enable AMR rate adjustment algorithm? Y Perform filtering for C/I or BER data.

Filter value > (THR_N+HYST_N)? N Filter value < THR_N-1? N Keep the coding rate unchanged. Y

MS must use the AMR coding rate of a higher level.

MS must use the AMR coding rate of a lower level.

Adjust the coding rate.

End

THR_N: AMR UL Coding Rate adj.thN (1N3)

HYST_N: AMR UL Coding Rate adj.hystN (1N3)

The procedure through which the BTS adjusts the AMR UL coding scheme shown in Figure 3-3 is described as follows: 1. During AMR FR call establishment, INITCDMDF specifies which coding scheme in ACTCDSETF should be used to make a call. During AMR HR call establishment, INITCDMDH specifies which coding scheme in ACTCDSETH should be used to make a call. 2. The RATECTRLSW parameter specifies whether the AMR speech rate is adjusted. The setting of this parameter is described as follows:
When

this parameter is set to Algorithm I, it indicates that the BSC adjusts the AMR speech rate based on the C/I ratio.

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this parameter is set to Algorithm II, it indicates that the BSC adjusts the AMR speech rate based on the Bit Error Rate (BER). this parameter is set to None, it indicates that the AMR rate adjustment is disabled.

3. If the RATECTRLSW parameter is set to Algorithm I or Algorithm II, the AMR coding scheme adapts to the change of the radio environment during the call according to the configured threshold and hysteresis. The following description takes the adjustment of the AMR FR coding scheme as an example.

The currently used coding scheme is CODEC_MODE_1.


If

the filter value is greater than ULTHF1 plus ULHYSTF1, the peer end needs to adjust the coding scheme to CODEC_MODE_2. other cases, the coding scheme remains unchanged.

In

The currently used coding scheme is CODEC_MODE_2.


If If

the filter value is greater than ULTHF2 plus ULHYSTF2, the peer end needs to adjust the coding scheme to CODEC_MODE_3. the filter value is smaller than ULTHF1, the peer end needs to adjust the coding scheme to CODEC_MODE_1. other cases, the coding scheme remains unchanged.

In

The currently used coding scheme is CODEC_MODE_3.


If If

the filter value is greater than ULTHF3 plus ULHYSTF3, the peer end needs to adjust the coding scheme to CODEC_MODE_4. the filter value is smaller than ULTHF2, the peer end needs to adjust the coding scheme to CODEC_MODE_2. other cases, the coding scheme remains unchanged.

In

The currently used coding scheme is CODEC_MODE_4.


If

the filter value is smaller than ULTHF3, the peer end needs to adjust the coding scheme to CODEC_MODE_3. other cases, the coding scheme remains unchanged.

In

4. If the coding scheme is to be adjusted, the BTS sends a UL CMC to the MS. The procedure for adjusting the UL coding scheme by the BTS is complete. The AMR HR calls use the same coding scheme policy adjustment as that used by the AMR full-rate calls; however, they use different parameters. The AMR half-rate coding scheme involves the following parameters: ULTHH1, ULHYSTH1, ULTHH2, ULHYSTH2, ULTHH3, and ULHYSTH3.

3.3 Rate Adjustment Threshold Adaptation


Generally, network planning engineers set the ACS, threshold parameters, and hysteresis parameters for a cell according to the evaluation of the radio channel quality. When the radio channel quality keeps changing or the quality evaluation is inaccurate, the parameter settings do not meet the requirements of the speech services in the cell. In this case, the appropriate AMR coding scheme cannot be selected for a call, and the quality of the speech services is affected. The AMR rate adjustment threshold adaptation function enables the BSC to monitor the speech quality in real time and to adaptively modify the threshold parameters. Therefore, an appropriate AMR coding scheme can always be selected for the call. (GBFD-115506 AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment) The principle for uplink adaptive adjustment of the threshold is the same as that for downlink adaptive adjustment of the threshold.

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When the BSC sends a channel activation or a speech coding scheme modification message to the BTS, the channel activation or the speech coding scheme modification message carries LTFERUPTH, LTFERLOWTH, LTFERTGT, and LTTHADJFA, if AMRUADTHAW in the cell is set to Yes and the call is an AMR call. On receiving the message, the BTS adaptively adjusts the AMR coding scheme for the call. When the BSC sends the BTS a channel activation or a speech coding scheme modification message, the channel activation or the speech coding scheme modification message carries DLLTFERUPTH, DLLTFERLOWTH, DLLTFERTGT, and DLLTTHADJFA, if AMRDADTHAW in the cell is set to Yes and the call is an AMR call. On receiving the message, the BTS adaptively adjusts the AMR coding scheme for the call.

3.4 Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing


This feature automatically repairs the bit-error speech frames over the Um interface, thereby minimizing the impact of the bit-error speech frames on speech performance. This feature is implemented by applying an enhanced decoding technique to the Um interface. (GBFD-115708 Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing) This feature, applicable to only the uplink, repairs speech frames in the source and channel decoding of EFR and three types of AMR: 4.75 kbit/s, 7.40 kbit/s, and 12.2 kbit/s. Therefore, this feature improves the Mean Opinion Score (MOS) by 0.1 to 0.2 when the C/I ratio is low. To enable the Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing function, set UMSFRSWITCH to ON.

3.5 AMR Power Control


The procedure of power control for AMR calls is similar to that for non-AMR calls. (GBFD-115503 AMR Power Control) In Huawei II power control algorithm and Huawei III power control algorithm, parameters related to AMR power control are configured separately from those related to non-AMR power control. The AMR calls and non-AMR calls can adopt different power control strategies. For details, see Power Control Feature Parameter Description. The following lists the parameters related to AMR power control.

AMRPCADJPERIOD AMRULLEVFTLEN AMRDLLEVFTLEN AMRULQUAFTLEN AMRDLQUAFTLEN AMRMRCOMPREG AMRULPREDLEND AMRDLPREDLEND AMRULSSHTHRED AMRULSSLTHRED AMRULQHTHRED AMRULQLOWTHRED AMRDLSSHTHRED AMRDLSSLTHRED AMRDLQHTHRED AMRDLQLTHRED AMRMAXSTEP0 AMRMAXSTEP1
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AMRMAXSTEP2 AMRQUALSTEP AMRMAXVALADJRX AMRMAXADJPCVAL AMRULQUALBADTRIG AMRULQUALBADUPLEV AMRDLQUALBADTRIG AMRDLQUALBADUPLEV AMRBTSPWRNUM

3.6 Handover
The Intra-cell AMR TCHF-TCHH handover algorithm is introduced in both handover algorithm I and handover algorithm II. For details, see the Handover Feature Parameter Description Through the dynamic conversion between AMR HR channels and AMR FR channels, the speech quality and the system capacity are optimally balanced.
Before implementing the intra-cell AMR TCHF-TCHH handover algorithm, you must enable the half-rate service and AMR HR.

3.7 E-CODER
Enhanced Coding (E-CODER) optimizes AMR coding modules, therefore improving AMR voice quality. The emulation results show that E-CODER improves the MOS by 0.05 to 0.12.E-CODER is not supported when A over IP and TFO are enabled. E-CODER is supported only in downlink.

To enable the E-CODER function, set EncodeMode to ON.

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4 Related Features

4 Related Features
Table 4-1 Related features Feature AMR FR AMR HR AMR Power Control Prerequisite Feature None GBFD-113401 Half Rate Speech GBFD-115501 AMR FR GBFD-115502 AMR HR AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment GBFD-117501 Enhanced Measurement Report (EMR) GBFD-115501 AMR FR GBFD-115502 AMR HR GBFD-115701 TFO GBFD-117702 BTS Local Switch GBFD-117701 BSC Local Switch GBFD-118602 A over IP GBFD-118622 A IP over E1/T1 Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing AMR Radio Link Timer None GBFD-115501 AMR FR GBFD-115502 AMR HR AMR FR/HR Dynamic Adjustment GBFD-115501 AMR FR GBFD-115502 AMR HR GBFD-110601 HUAWEI I Handover GBFD-510501 HUAWEI II Handover None None None None None None None Mutually Exclusive Feature None None None Affected Feature None None None

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5 Impact on the Network


5.1 AMR FR
5.1.1 Impact on System Capacity
The AMR FR feature provides a strong anti-interference capability to calls. This allows tight frequency reuse and increases system capacity. With this feature, calls in some weak coverage areas can be maintained. This reduces the possibility of active hang-ups, increasing the traffic volume.

5.1.2 Impact on Network Performance


The voice quality of 12.2 kbit/s AMR FR calls is equivalent to that of EFR calls and is better than that of FR calls. In areas with weak signals, the voice quality of low-rate AMR FR calls is much better than that of EFR and FR calls because of strong robustness of AMR FR calls.

5.2 AMR HR
5.2.1 Impact on System Capacity
When network capacity is limited, the AMR HR feature increases system capacity and reduces the network congestion rate while maintaining acceptable voice quality.

5.2.2 Impact on Network Performance


The voice quality of 7.4 kbit/s AMR HR calls is better than that of HR calls. In weak coverage areas, the voice quality of low-rate AMR HR calls is much better than that of HR calls because of strong robustness of AMR HR calls.

5.3 AMR Power Control


5.3.1 Impact on System Capacity
The AMR Power Control feature improves the anti-interference capability. This allows tight frequency reuse and increases system capacity.

5.3.2 Impact on Network Performance


AMR optimizes the speech codec but not the signaling codec. Therefore, AMR slightly affects the handover success rate theoretically. AMR can expand the radio network coverage. Therefore, MSs can make calls even if they are located in weak coverage areas. However, the receive quality in measurement reports (MRs) is poor, leading to bad quality handovers. When AMR is enabled, the number of bad quality handovers may increase. When the AMR Power Control feature is enabled, network interference decreases, and the number of handovers due to interference decreases. This feature enhances the anti-interference capability for AMR calls, improving voice quality experience of subscribers in weak coverage areas.

5.4 AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment


5.4.1 Impact on System Capacity
None
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5.4.2 Impact on Network Performance


The AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment feature makes AMR coding rate adjustment thresholds and hysteresis more adaptive to the Um interface quality, improving the voice quality.

5.5 Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing


5.5.1 Impact on System Capacity
None

5.5.2 Impact on Network Performance


In weak coverage areas with low a CIR, the Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing feature reduces the proportion of frame loss due to poor signal quality, improving the voice quality.

5.6 AMR Radio Link Timer


5.6.1 Impact on System Capacity
None

5.6.2 Impact on Network Performance


AMR FR improves the robustness of AMR FR speech frames but not the robustness of SACCH signaling frames. Therefore, AMR FR does not affect the TCH call drop rate theoretically. In practice, however, when AMR FR is enabled, the TCH call drop rate increases because of the following causes:

For EFR/FR/HR calls, SACCH signaling frames have the similar robustness to that of speech frames. Therefore, a subscriber in a weak coverage area may hang up the phone because of poor conversation quality. Such a hang-up is not counted as a call drop. However, such a hang-up for an AMR call is counted as a call drop. When AMR FR is enabled, the robustness of AMR FR speech frames is stronger than that of SACCH signaling frames. Therefore, speech frames area can be correctly decoded in a weak coverage, and therefore subscribers will not hang up the phone. SACCH frames, however, cannot be correctly decoded. Therefore, RLT expires, and call drops occur, leading to an increase in the TCH call drop rate.

AMR FR and AMR HR incorporates the following parameters: AFRDSBLCNT, AHRDSBLCNT, AFRSAMULFRM, and AHRSAMULFRM. By modifying the settings of these parameters, you can improve the robustness of SACCH signaling frames and enhance network coverage performance using AMR to decrease the TCH call drop rate.

5.7 AMR FR/HR Dynamic Adjustment


5.7.1 Impact on System Capacity
Conversion from AMR FR to AMR HR increases network capacity and decreases network deployment costs while maintaining voice quality.

5.7.2 Impact on Network Performance


Conversion from AMR HR to AMR FR improves the Um interface quality when the radio link quality deteriorates. This improves network performance.

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6 Engineering Guidelines
6.1 When to Use AMR
6.1.1 AMR FR and AMR HR
It is recommended that the AMR FR or AMR HR feature be used in the following scenarios:

Capacity-sufficient scenarios: If the number of AMR calls reach a certain proportion, enable AMR FR or AMR HR in some cells to improve voice quality and user experience. Capacity-limited scenarios: Based on the strong anti-interference capability of AMR, tight frequency reuse can be used. Based on the similarity of voice quality between AMR FR used with AMR HR and AMR FR, some HR channels can be used to improve the network capacity while maintaining network quality.

6.1.2 AMR Power Control


It is recommended that the AMR Power Control feature be used with AMR FR or AMR HR. This enhances anti-interference capability, increases network capacity, and improves voice quality.

6.1.3 AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment


It is recommended that the AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment feature be used when radio link quality varies frequently or network planning personnel are difficult to predict radio quality. With this feature, the BTS adaptively adjusts AMR coding rate thresholds to ensure AMR performance.

6.1.4 Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing


It is recommended that the Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing feature be used when poor uplink receive quality causes a high uplink Frame Erase Ratio (FER). This feature repairs speech frames, improving uplink voice quality.

6.1.5 AMR Radio Link Timer


It is recommended that the AMR Radio Link Timer feature be used with AMR FR or AMR HR. This decreases the call drop rate and improves user experience.

6.1.6 AMR FR/HR Dynamic Adjustment


It is recommended that the AMR FR/HR Dynamic Adjustment feature be used in a capacity-limited scenario where both AMR FR and AMR HR are used. This helps balance cell capacity and voice quality.

6.2 Information to Be Collected


6.2.1 AMR FR and AMR HR
Before deploying the AMR FR or AMR HR feature, collect the following information: AMR-capable MS penetration rate and Um-interface coverage quality. For AMR HR deployment, you also need to learn about the network load. If the network is congested, you are advised to enable AMR HR.

6.2.2 AMR Power Control


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6.2.3 AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment


Before deploying the AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment feature, analyze network interference and determine AMR coding rate adjustment thresholds. This feature supports the functions of uplink and downlink AMR coding rate threshold adaptive adjustment. The downlink AMR coding rate threshold adaptive adjustment function depends on the Enhanced Measurement Report (EMR) feature. Before enabling this function, collect the EMR-capable MS penetration rate.

6.2.4 Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing


Before deploying the Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing feature, check whether there are a large number of calls with poor uplink quality.

6.2.5 AMR Radio Link Timer


Before deploying the AMR Radio Link Timer feature, collect the AMR FR or AMR HR call drop rate.

6.2.6 AMR FR/HR Dynamic Adjustment


Before deploying the AMR FR/HR Dynamic Adjustment feature, check whether the network is congested and whether AMR HR is enabled.

6.3 Network Planning


6.3.1 AMR FR and AMR HR
RF Planning
According to the impact of AMR on network capacity and quality, RF planning for AMR is as follows: Compared with FR and EFR, AMR supports a lower CIR with the same voice quality. In addition, AMR improves network performance in a tight frequency reuse pattern. Therefore, you can configure some channels on a TRX as AMR HR channels with the same network frequency planning so that these AMR HR channels are allocated to AMR calls. This increases system capacity. Certain MSs do not support AMR. Therefore, you must appropriately plan the network capacity based on the AMR-capable MS penetration rate and select a proper frequency reuse pattern for frequency planning. If you perform network planning without considering the MSs that do not support AMR, the overall network KPIs deteriorate.

Network Topology
N/A

Hardware Planning
N/A

6.3.2 AMR Power Control


N/A

6.3.3 AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment


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6.3.4 Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing


N/A

6.3.5 AMR Radio Link Timer


N/A

6.3.6 AMR FR/HR Dynamic Adjustment


N/A

6.4 Deploying AMR FR and AMR HR


For details about how to activate, verify, and deactivate this feature, see Configuring AMR.

6.5 Deploying AMR Power Control


For details about how to activate, verify, and deactivate this feature, see Configuring AMR.

6.6 Deploying AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment


For details about how to activate, verify, and deactivate this feature, see Configuring AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment.

6.7 Deploying Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing


For details about how to activate, verify, and deactivate this feature, see Configuring Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing.

6.8 Deploying AMR Radio Link Timer


For details about how to activate, verify, and deactivate this feature, see Configuring AMR.

6.9 Deploying AMR FR/HR Dynamic Adjustment


For details about how to activate, verify, and deactivate this feature, see Configuring HUAWEI II Handover.

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7 Performance Optimization
7.1 AMR FR and AMR HR
Monitoring
You can monitor the counters related to channel usage for the AMR FR and AMR HR traffic in a cell to determine whether the network performance needs to be optimized. Table 7-1 lists the related counters. Table 7-1 Counters related to channel usage for the AMR FR and AMR HR traffic Counter Description A0409I:Full Rate AMR TCH Successful Call Occupancy Times (Service Channel) A0409J:Full Rate AMR TCH Successful Handover Occupancy Times (Service Channel) AR3551C:Traffic Volume on AMR TCHFs A0409L:Half Rate AMR TCH Successful Call Occupancy Times (Service Channel) A0409M:Half Rate AMR TCH Successful Handover Occupancy Times (Service Channel) AR3552C:Traffic Volume on AMR TCHHs Counter Name CELL.CALL.OCCUPY.SUCC.TCHF.AMR CELL.CALL.HO.OCCUPY.SUCC.TCHF.AMR

CELL.CHAN.BUSY.NUM.TCHF.AMR.TRAF.AVE CELL.CALL.OCCUPY.SUCC.TCHH.AMR CELL.CALL.HO.OCCUPY.SUCC.TCHH.AMR

CELL.CHAN.BUSY.NUM.TCHH.AMR.TRAF.AVE

Parameter Optimization
To adjust the AMR FR and AMR HR traffic, run the BSC6900 MML command SET GCELLCHMGAD with TCHBUSYTHRES set to an appropriate value. If this parameter is set to a large value, the AMR FR traffic increases. If this parameter is set to a small value, the AMR HR traffic increases.

7.2 AMR Power Control


N/A

7.3 AMR Coding Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment


N/A

7.4 Um Interface Speech Frame Repairing


N/A

7.5 AMR Radio Link Timer


Monitoring
You can monitor the counters related to AMR FR and AMR HR call drops to determine whether the network performance needs to be optimized. Table 7-2 lists the related counters.

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Table 7-2 Counters related to AMR FR and AMR HR call drops Counter Description M0121A:Full Rate AMR Service Channel Call Drop Times M0121B:Half Rate AMR Service Channel Call Drop Times A0409N:Full Rate AMR Call Drop Rate A0409P:Half Rate AMR Call Drop Rate Counter Name CELL.CALL.DROP.AMRFR.CAll.FAIL CELL.CALL.DROP.AMRHR.CAll.FAIL CELL.CALL.DROP.CALL.RATE.TCHF.AMR CELL.CALL.DROP.CALL.RATE.TCHH.AMR

Parameter Optimization
To adjust the effect of the AMR Radio Link Timer feature, run the BSC6900 MML command SET GCELLCCBASIC with AFRSAMULFRM, AHRSAMULFRM, AFRDSBLCNT, and AHRDSBLCNT set to appropriate values. The larger the value of this parameter, the lower the call drop rate, but the more channel resources are wasted. The smaller the value of this parameter, the fewer channel resources are wasted, but the higher the call drop rate.

7.6 AMR FR/HR Dynamic Adjustment


See the Handover Feature Parameter Description.

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8 Parameters
Table 8-1 Parameter description Parameter NE ID MML Command Feature ID Feature Name Description Meaning: Active coding set (ACS)[F], indicates a set of full-rate coding rates currently available for calls. The AMR is a set of multiple speech coding and decoding rates.If an IP based user plane A-Interface is chosen,5.15KBIT/S will not be included(see 3GPP TS 28.062). GUI Value Range: 4_75KBIT/S, 5_15KBIT/S, 5_90KBIT/S, 6_70KBIT/S, 7_40KBIT/S, 7_95KBIT/S, 10_2KBIT/S, 12_2KBIT/S Actual Value Range: 4_75KBIT/S, 5_15KBIT/S, 5_90KBIT/S, 6_70KBIT/S, 7_40KBIT/S, 7_95KBIT/S, 10_2KBIT/S, 12_2KBIT/S Default Value: 4_75KBIT/S-1&5_15KBIT/S-0&5_90K BIT/S-1&6_70KBIT/S-0&7_40KBIT/S-1 &7_95KBIT/S-0&10_2KBIT/S-0&12_2 KBIT/S-1 Unit: None AFRDSBLC BSC6900 SET GBFD-115505 AMR NT GCELLCCB Wireless Link Timer ASIC(Option al) Meaning: Counter for radio link failures during an AMR full rate call. See the description of "Radio Link Timeout" in "SET GCELLCCBASIC". GUI Value Range: 4_Times, 8_Times, 12_Times, 16_Times, 20_Times, 24_Times, 28_Times, 32_Times, 36_Times, 40_Times, 44_Times, 48_Times, 52_Times, 56_Times, 60_Times, 64_Times Actual Value Range: 1920~30720 Default Value: 64_Times Unit: 480ms AFRSAMUL BSC6900 SET GBFD-115505 AMR FRM GCELLCCB Wireless Link Timer ASIC(Option al) Meaning: Number of SACCH multiframes during an AMR full rate call. See the description of "SACCH Multi-Frames" in "SET GCELLCCBASIC". GUI Value Range: 0~63 Actual Value Range: 0~30240 Default Value: 48

ACTCDSET BSC6900 SET GBFD-115501 AMR FR F GCELLCCA GBFD-115701 TFO MR(Optional)

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description Unit: 480ms

AHRDSBLC BSC6900 SET GBFD-115505 AMR NT GCELLCCB Wireless Link Timer ASIC(Option al)

Meaning: Counter for radio link failures during an AMR half rate call. See the description of "Radio Link Timeout" in "SET GCELLCCBASIC". GUI Value Range: 4_Times, 8_Times, 12_Times, 16_Times, 20_Times, 24_Times, 28_Times, 32_Times, 36_Times, 40_Times, 44_Times, 48_Times, 52_Times, 56_Times, 60_Times, 64_Times Actual Value Range: 1920~30720 Default Value: 52_Times Unit: 480ms

AHRSAMU BSC6900 SET GBFD-115505 AMR LFRM GCELLCCB Wireless Link Timer ASIC(Option al)

Meaning: Number of SACCH multiframes during an AMR half rate call. See the description of "SACCH Multi-Frames" in "SET GCELLCCBASIC". GUI Value Range: 0~63 Actual Value Range: 0~30240 Default Value: 32 Unit: 480ms

AMRBTSP BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Maximum degree by which WRNUM Control GCELLPWR the BSC can control the power of the 2(Optional) AMR BTS dynamically GUI Value Range: 1~16 Actual Value Range: 2~32 Default Value: 16 Unit: 2dB AMRDADT BSC6900 SET GBFD-115506 AMR HAW GCELLCCA Coding MR(Optional) Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment Meaning: Whether to enable the adaptive adjustment function of AMR downlink threshold. After this function is enabled, the BTS estimates the long-term voice quality (indicated by the long-term FER(frame erase ratio)) and compares the estimated result with the specified target voice quality. If the estimated result does not conform to the target voice quality, it indicates that the current AMR handover threshold may not be the best for the current radio conditions. In this case, the BSC6900 adjust threshold adaptively according to the relation between the

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description estimated voice quality and the target voice quality. GUI Value Range: NO(No), YES(Yes) Actual Value Range: NO, YES Default Value: NO Unit: None

AMRDLLEV BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Number of measurement FTLEN Control GCELLPWR reports sampled for averaging downlink 2(Optional) AMR signal strength. A single measurement report may not reflect the actual network situations accurately. Therefore, the BSC needs to average the measured values in several successive measurement reports to reflect the radio environment. GUI Value Range: 1~20 Actual Value Range: TCH:480~9600, step:480; SDCCH:470~9400, step:470 Default Value: 5 Unit: ms AMRDLPR BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Number of downlink AMR EDLEND Control GCELLPWR measurement reports that the BSC 2(Optional) predicts. The BSC takes a while to confirm the power control effect of a power control command. Thus, the BSC makes a power control decision based on a measurement report that lags behind the changes in the receive level and quality instead of reflecting the real-time radio environment. As a result, the power control is late. To prevent late power control to a certain degree, the power control algorithm involves a measurement report prediction filter. The BSC can sample several downlink measurement reports in a short time and filter them according to a specific weight to predict future N measurement reports. This parameter specifies the number N. GUI Value Range: 0~3 Actual Value Range: 0~3 Default Value: 0 Unit: None AMRDLQH BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Quality level threshold for

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Parameter NE ID THRED

MML Command GCELLPWR 2(Optional)

Feature ID

Feature Name Control

Description decreasing downlink AMR signal power. If the BTS transmits AMR signals at a quality level less than "AMR DL Qual. Upper Threshold", the BSC decreases the power of the BTS. If (downlink receive level - "AMR MAX Down Adj. PC Value by Qual.") < "AMR DL RX_LEV Lower Threshold", the BSC does not adjust the transmit power. GUI Value Range: 0~7 Actual Value Range: 0~7 Default Value: 0 Unit: None

AMRDLQLT BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Quality level threshold for HRED Control GCELLPWR increasing downlink AMR signal power. 2(Optional) If the BTS transmits AMR signals at a quality level greater than "AMR DL Qual. Lower Threshold", the BSC increases the power of the BTS. If (downlink receive level + "AMR MAX Up Adj. PC Value by Qual.") > "AMR DL RX_LEV Upper Threshold", the BSC does not adjust the transmit power. GUI Value Range: 0~7 Actual Value Range: 0~7 Default Value: 3 Unit: None AMRDLQU BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Number of measurement AFTLEN Control GCELLPWR reports sampled for averaging downlink 2(Optional) AMR signal quality. A single measurement report may not reflect the actual network situations accurately. Therefore, the BSC needs to average the measured values in several successive measurement reports to reflect the radio environment. GUI Value Range: 1~20 Actual Value Range: TCH:480~9600, step:480; SDCCH:470~9400, step:470 Default Value: 5 Unit: ms AMRDLQU BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: During downlink power Control ALBADTRI GCELLPWR control, if the downlink receive quality G 2(Optional) level is equal to or greater than this

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description threshold, "AMR DL RX_LEV Upper Threshold" is increased by "AMR DL Qual Bad UpLEVDiff" to further increase the expected downlink power level. GUI Value Range: 0~7 Actual Value Range: 0~7 Default Value: 2 Unit: None

AMRDLQU BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: During downlink power Control ALBADUPL GCELLPWR control, if the downlink receive quality EV 2(Optional) level is equal to or greater than "AMR DL Qual Bad Trig Threshold", "AMR DL RX_LEV Upper Threshold" is increased by "AMR DL Qual Bad UpLEVDiff" to further increase the expected downlink power level. GUI Value Range: 0~63 Actual Value Range: 0~63 Default Value: 8 Unit: dB AMRDLSS BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Upper threshold for downlink HTHRED Control AMR signal strength. GCELLPWR 2(Optional) If the downlink received AMR signal level is greater than this threshold, a power decrease is computed. Then, the power is decreased by the least of the power decrease, maximum power adjustment step allowed by the quality zone to which the received signal quality belongs, and "AMR MAX Down Adj. PC Value by Qual.". Power decrease = downlink received signal level - ("AMR DL RX_LEV Upper Threshold" + "AMR DL RX_LEV Lower Threshold")/2 The maximum power adjustment step allowed by the quality zone is chosen from "AMR MAX Down Adj. Value Qual. Zone 0", "AMR MAX Down Adj. Value Qual. Zone 1", and "AMR MAX Down Adj. Value Qual. Zone 2" according to the quality zone. GUI Value Range: 0~63 Actual Value Range: 0~63 Default Value: 33

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description Unit: dB

AMRDLSSL BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Lower threshold for downlink THRED Control AMR signal strength. GCELLPWR 2(Optional) If the downlink received AMR signal level is less than this threshold, a power increase is computed. Then, the power is increased by the least of the power increase, "AMR MAX Up Adj. PC Value by RX_LEV", and "AMR MAX Up Adj. PC Value by Qual.". Power increase = ("AMR DL RX_LEV Upper Threshold" + "AMR DL RX_LEV Lower Threshold")/2 - downlink received signal level. GUI Value Range: 0~63 Actual Value Range: 0~63 Default Value: 25 Unit: dB AMRMAXA BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Maximum step by which the DJPCVAL Control GCELLPWR power can be increased according to 2(Optional) received signal quality GUI Value Range: 0~32 Actual Value Range: 0~32 Default Value: 8 Unit: dB AMRMAXS BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Maximum step by which the TEP0 Control GCELLPWR power can be decreased when the 2(Optional) received signal quality belongs to quality zone 0. Huawei power control algorithm generation II classifies the received signal quality into three quality zones. The maximum step by which the power can be decreased according to signal level varies according to the quality zones. GUI Value Range: 0~30 Actual Value Range: 0~30 Default Value: 2 Unit: dB AMRMAXS BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Maximum step by which the TEP1 Control GCELLPWR power can be decreased when the 2(Optional) received signal quality belongs to quality zone 1.

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description Huawei power control algorithm generation II classifies the received signal quality into three quality zones. The maximum step by which the power can be decreased according to signal level varies according to the quality zones. GUI Value Range: 0~30 Actual Value Range: 0~30 Default Value: 0 Unit: dB

AMRMAXS BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Maximum step by which the TEP2 Control GCELLPWR power can be decreased when the 2(Optional) received signal quality belongs to quality zone 2. Huawei power control algorithm generation II classifies the received signal quality into three quality zones. The maximum step by which the power can be decreased according to signal level varies according to the quality zones. GUI Value Range: 0~30 Actual Value Range: 0~30 Default Value: 0 Unit: dB AMRMAXV BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Maximum step by which the ALADJRX Control GCELLPWR power can be increased according to 2(Optional) received signal level GUI Value Range: 0~32 Actual Value Range: 0~32 Default Value: 8 Unit: dB AMRMRCO BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Whether to enable the MPREG Control GCELLPWR compensation of AMR measurement 2(Optional) reports in Huawei power control algorithm generation II If this parameter is set to YES, Huawei power control algorithm generation II puts a currently received measurement report into the measurement report compensation queue. Then, the algorithm records the change in the transmit power based on the MS/BTS power in the measurement report.

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description According to the power change, the algorithm compensates the received signal level in a history measurement report after measurement report interpolation. Before making a power control decision, the BSC samples and weights the received signal level and quality in several history measurement reports. The MS/BTS transmit power may vary over these measurement reports. To ensure the accuracy of the received signal level and quality to be weighted, the power control algorithm needs to compensate the received signal level and quality in the history measurement reports where the transmit power differs from the current transmit power. GUI Value Range: NO(No), YES(Yes) Actual Value Range: NO, YES Default Value: YES Unit: None

AMRPCADJ BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Minimum interval between PERIOD Control GCELLPWR two consecutive AMR power control 2(Optional) commands GUI Value Range: 1~15 Actual Value Range: 480~7200 Default Value: 3 Unit: 480ms AMRQUAL BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Maximum step by which the STEP Control GCELLPWR power can be decreased according to 2(Optional) received signal quality GUI Value Range: 0~4 Actual Value Range: 0~4 Default Value: 4 Unit: dB AMRUADT BSC6900 SET GBFD-115506 AMR HAW GCELLCCA Coding MR(Optional) Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment Meaning: Whether to enable the adaptive adjustment function of AMR uplink threshold. After this function is enabled, the BTS estimates the long-term voice quality (indicated by the long-term FER(frame erase ratio)) and compares the estimated result with the specified target voice quality. If the estimated result does not conform to the target voice quality, it indicates that

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description the current AMR handover threshold may not be the best for the current radio conditions. In this case, the BSC6900 uses the relevant algorithm to adjust the adaptive threshold according to the relation between the estimated voice quality and the target voice quality. GUI Value Range: NO(No), YES(Yes) Actual Value Range: NO, YES Default Value: NO Unit: None

AMRULLEV BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Number of measurement FTLEN Control GCELLPWR reports sampled for averaging uplink 2(Optional) AMR signal strength. A single measurement report may not reflect the actual network situations accurately. Therefore, the BSC needs to average the measured values in several successive measurement reports to reflect the radio environment. GUI Value Range: 1~20 Actual Value Range: TCH:480~9600, step:480; SDCCH:470~9400, step:470 Default Value: 5 Unit: ms AMRULPR BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Number of uplink AMR EDLEND Control GCELLPWR measurement reports that the BSC 2(Optional) predicts. The BSC takes a while to confirm the power control effect of a power control command. Thus, the BSC makes a power control decision based on a measurement report that lags behind the changes in the receive level and quality instead of reflecting the real-time radio environment. As a result, the power control is late. To prevent late power control to a certain degree, the power control algorithm involves a measurement report prediction filter. The BSC can sample several downlink measurement reports in a short time and then weigh them to predict future N measurement reports. This parameter specifies the number N. GUI Value Range: 0~3

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description Actual Value Range: 0~3 Default Value: 0 Unit: None

AMRULQH BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Quality level threshold for THRED Control GCELLPWR decreasing the power of an uplink AMR 2(Optional) call. If the MS transmits AMR signals at a quality level less than "AMR ULQual. Upper Threshold", the BTS decreases the power of the MS. If (uplink receive level - "AMR MAX Down Adj. PC Value by Qual.") < "AMR UL RX_LEV Lower Threshold", the BTS does not adjust the transmit power. GUI Value Range: 0~7 Actual Value Range: 0~7 Default Value: 0 Unit: None AMRULQL BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Quality level threshold for OWTHRED Control GCELLPWR increasing the power of an uplink AMR 2(Optional) call. If the MS transmits AMR signals at a quality level greater than "AMR UL Qual. Lower Threshold", the BTS increases the power of the MS. If (uplink receive level + "AMR MAX Up Adj. PC Value by Qual.") > "AMR UL RX_LEV Upper Threshold", the BTS does not adjust the transmit power. GUI Value Range: 0~7 Actual Value Range: 0~7 Default Value: 3 Unit: None AMRULQU BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Number of measurement AFTLEN Control GCELLPWR reports sampled for averaging uplink 2(Optional) AMR signal quality. A single measurement report may not reflect the actual network situations accurately. Therefore, the BSC needs to average the measured values in several successive measurement reports to reflect the radio environment. GUI Value Range: 1~20 Actual Value Range: TCH:480~9600, step:480; SDCCH:470~9400, step:470 Default Value: 5 Unit: ms

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

AMRULQU BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: During uplink power control, if Control ALBADTRI GCELLPWR the uplink receive quality level is equal G 2(Optional) to or greater than this threshold, "AMR UL RX_LEV Upper Threshold" is increased by "AMR UL Qual. Bad UpLEVDiff" to further increase the expected uplink power level. GUI Value Range: 0~7 Actual Value Range: 0~7 Default Value: 3 Unit: None AMRULQU BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: During uplink power control, if Control ALBADUPL GCELLPWR the uplink receive quality level is equal EV 2(Optional) to or greater than "AMR UL Qual. Bad Trig Threshold", "AMR UL RX_LEV Upper Threshold" is increased by "AMR UL Qual. Bad UpLEVDiff" to further increase the expected uplink power level. GUI Value Range: 0~63 Actual Value Range: 0~63 Default Value: 6 Unit: dB AMRULSS BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Upper threshold for uplink HTHRED Control AMR signal strength GCELLPWR 2(Optional) If the uplink received AMR signal level is greater than this threshold, a power decrease is computed. Then, the power is decreased by the least of the power decrease, maximum power adjustment step allowed by the quality zone to which the received signal quality belongs, and "AMR MAX Down Adj. PC Value by Qual.". Power decrease = uplink received signal level - ("AMR UL RX_LEV Upper Threshold" + "AMR UL RX_LEV Lower Threshold")/2 The maximum power adjustment step allowed by the quality zone is chosen from "AMR MAX Down Adj. Value Qual. Zone 0", "AMR MAX Down Adj. Value Qual. Zone 1", and "AMR MAX Down Adj. Value Qual. Zone 2" according to the quality zone. GUI Value Range: 0~63

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description Actual Value Range: 0~63 Default Value: 30 Unit: dB

AMRULSSL BSC6900 SET GBFD-115503 AMR Power Meaning: Lower threshold for uplink THRED Control AMR signal strength. GCELLPWR 2(Optional) If the uplink received AMR signal level is less than this threshold, a power increase is computed. Then, the power is increased by the least of the power increase, "AMR MAX Up Adj. PC Value by RX_LEV", and "AMR MAX Up Adj. PC Value by Qual.". Power increase = ("AMR UL RX_LEV Upper Threshold" + "AMR UL RX_LEV Lower Threshold")/2 - uplink received signal level. GUI Value Range: 0~63 Actual Value Range: 0~63 Default Value: 18 Unit: dB DLLTFERL BSC6900 SET GBFD-115506 AMR OWTH GCELLCCA Coding MR(Optional) Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment Meaning: Lower voice quality threshold associated with the automatic adjustment of the AMR downlink handover threshold. The value of this parameter must be smaller than or equal to the value of Downlink Long-term FER Target. GUI Value Range: 2~255 Actual Value Range: 2~255 Default Value: 2 Unit: None DLLTFERT BSC6900 SET GBFD-115506 AMR GT GCELLCCA Coding MR(Optional) Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment Meaning: Target value of the voice quality automatically adjusted through the downlink threshold of AMR handover GUI Value Range: 2~255 Actual Value Range: 2~255 Default Value: 8 Unit: None DLLTFERU BSC6900 SET GBFD-115506 AMR PTH GCELLCCA Coding MR(Optional) Rate Threshold Adaptive Meaning: Upper voice quality threshold associated with the automatic adjustment of the AMR handover downlink threshold.

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

Adjustment GUI Value Range: 2~255 Actual Value Range: 2~255 Default Value: 60 Unit: None DLLTTHAD BSC6900 SET GBFD-115506 AMR JFA GCELLCCA Coding MR(Optional) Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment Meaning: Factor of downlink threshold adjustment. It indicates the linear relation between the threshold adjustment value and the logarithmic FER. GUI Value Range: 2~255 Actual Value Range: 2~255 Default Value: 40 Unit: None EncodeMod BSC6900 SET GBFD-115711 EVAD e TCPARA(Op tional) Meaning: Whether to improve the voice quality of AMR and EFR services. If this switch is turned on, the downlink MOS of AMR and EFR services is significantly improved. This parameter is used in A over TDM. GUI Value Range: STANDARD(Standard code mode), ECODEC(Enhanced code mode) Actual Value Range: STANDARD, ECODEC Default Value: STANDARD Unit: None LTFERLOW BSC6900 SET GBFD-115506 AMR TH GCELLCCA Coding MR(Optional) Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment Meaning: Lower voice quality threshold associated with the automatic adjustment of the AMR handover uplink threshold;The value of this parameter must be smaller than or equal to the value of Uplink Long-term FER Target. GUI Value Range: 2~255 Actual Value Range: 2~255 Default Value: 2 Unit: None LTFERTGT BSC6900 SET GBFD-115506 AMR GCELLCCA Coding MR(Optional) Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment Meaning: Target voice quality value associated with the automatic adjustment of the uplink threshold of AMR handover GUI Value Range: 2~255 Actual Value Range: 2~255 Default Value: 8

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description Unit: None

LTFERUPT BSC6900 SET GBFD-115506 AMR H GCELLCCA Coding MR(Optional) Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment

Meaning: Upper voice quality threshold associated with the automatic adjustment of the AMR handover uplink threshold GUI Value Range: 2~255 Actual Value Range: 2~255 Default Value: 60 Unit: None

LTTHADJF BSC6900 SET GBFD-115506 AMR A GCELLCCA Coding MR(Optional) Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment

Meaning: Factor of uplink threshold adjustment. It indicates the linear relation between the threshold adjustment value and the logarithmic FER. GUI Value Range: 2~255 Actual Value Range: 2~255 Default Value: 40 Unit: None

RATECTRL BSC6900 SET GBFD-115506 AMR SW GCELLCCA GBFD-115507 Coding MR(Optional) Rate Threshold Adaptive Adjustment WB AMR

Meaning: Switch for controlling the AMR rate. Value ALG1 indicates that C/I is used to control the AMR rate. Value ALG2 indicates that BER is used to control the AMR rate. GUI Value Range: ALG1(Algorithm I), ALG2(Algorithm II), NONE(None) Actual Value Range: ALG1, ALG2, NONE Default Value: ALG1 Unit: None

RLT

BSC6900 SET GBFD-111004 Radio Meaning: Time for disconnecting a call GCELLCCB Dedicated when the MS fails to decode the ASIC(Option Channel SACCH. Once a dedicated channel is al) Manageme assigned to the MS, the counter S is nt enabled and the initial value is set to this parameter value. Each time an SACCH message is not decoded, the counter S decreases by 1. Each time an SACCH message is correctly decoded, the counter S increases by 2. When the counter S is equal to 0, the downlink radio link is considered as failed. Therefore, when the voice or data quality is degraded to an unacceptable situation and it cannot be improved through power control or

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description channel handover, the connection is to be re-established or released. GUI Value Range: 4_Times, 8_Times, 12_Times, 16_Times, 20_Times, 24_Times, 28_Times, 32_Times, 36_Times, 40_Times, 44_Times, 48_Times, 52_Times, 56_Times, 60_Times, 64_Times Actual Value Range: 1920~30720 Default Value: 52_Times Unit: 480ms

SERVICEM BSC6900 ADD GBFD-118601 Abis over ODE IP BTS(Optiona l) MOD BTS(Optiona l)

Meaning: Service type of the BTS. TDM:Time Division Multiplex Mode; HDLC:High level Data Link Control Mode; HDLC_HubBTS:Hub Base Transceiver Station Mode. This value is available for versions earlier than current version only. It is retained here for compatibility concerns only; IP:Internet Protocol Mode. GUI Value Range: TDM, HDLC, HDLC_HubBTS, IP Actual Value Range: TDM, HDLC, HubBTS, IP Default Value: TDM Unit: None

TCHBUSYT BSC6900 SET GBFD-111005 Enhanced Meaning: If the current channel seizure HRES GCELLCHM Channel ratio reaches or exceeds this value, the GAD(Option Assignment half-rate TCH is assigned al) Algorithm preferentially; otherwise, the full-rate TCH is assigned preferentially. GUI Value Range: 0~100 Actual Value Range: 0~100 Default Value: 60 Unit: % ULHYSTF1 BSC6900 SET GBFD-115501 AMR FR GCELLCCA MR(Optional) Meaning: Based on the RQI in the call measurement report, the BTS and MS automatically adjust the current speech coding rate according to the related algorithm. The coding rate adjustment threshold is the threshold of RQI. The RQI indicates the carrier-to-interference ratio (CIR) of the call. If RQI equals 1, the CIR is 0.5 dB;

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description if RQI equals 2, the CIR is 1 dB; and so forth. Since there are multiple coding rates in the ACS, there is an adjustment threshold and an adjustment hysteresis between the neighboring coding rates. GUI Value Range: 0~15 Actual Value Range: 0~7.5 Default Value: 2 Unit: 0.5dB

ULHYSTF2 BSC6900 SET GBFD-115501 AMR FR GCELLCCA MR(Optional)

Meaning: Based on the RQI in the call measurement report, the BTS and MS automatically adjust the current speech coding rate according to the related algorithm. The coding rate adjustment threshold is the threshold of RQI. The RQI indicates the carrier-to-interference ratio (CIR) of the call. If RQI equals 1, the CIR is 0.5 dB; if RQI equals 2, the CIR is 1 dB; and so forth. Since there are multiple coding rates in the ACS, there is an adjustment threshold and an adjustment hysteresis between the neighboring coding rates. GUI Value Range: 0~15 Actual Value Range: 0~7.5 Default Value: 3 Unit: 0.5dB

ULHYSTF3 BSC6900 SET GBFD-115501 AMR FR GCELLCCA MR(Optional)

Meaning: Based on the RQI in the call measurement report, the BTS and MS automatically adjust the current speech coding rate according to the related algorithm. The coding rate adjustment threshold is the threshold of RQI. The RQI indicates the carrier-to-interference ratio (CIR) of the call. If RQI equals 1, the CIR is 0.5 dB; if RQI equals 2, the CIR is 1 dB; and so forth. Since there are multiple coding rates in the ACS, there is an adjustment threshold and an adjustment hysteresis between the neighboring coding rates. GUI Value Range: 0~15 Actual Value Range: 0~7.5 Default Value: 3

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description Unit: 0.5dB

ULHYSTH1 BSC6900 SET GBFD-115502 AMR HR GCELLCCA MR(Optional)

Meaning: Based on the RQI in the call measurement report, the BTS and MS automatically adjust the current speech coding rate according to the related algorithm. The coding rate adjustment threshold is the threshold of RQI. The RQI indicates the carrier-to-interference ratio (CIR) of the call. If RQI equals 1, the CIR is 0.5 dB; if RQI equals 2, the CIR is 1 dB; and so forth. Since there are multiple coding rates in the ACS, there is an adjustment threshold and an adjustment hysteresis between the neighboring coding rates. GUI Value Range: 0~15 Actual Value Range: 0~7.5 Default Value: 3 Unit: 0.5dB

ULHYSTH2 BSC6900 SET GBFD-115502 AMR HR GCELLCCA MR(Optional)

Meaning: Based on the RQI in the call measurement report, the BTS and MS automatically adjust the current speech coding rate according to the related algorithm. The coding rate adjustment threshold is the threshold of RQI. The RQI indicates the carrier-to-interference ratio (CIR) of the call. If RQI equals 1, the CIR is 0.5 dB; if RQI equals 2, the CIR is 1 dB; and so forth. Since there are multiple coding rates in the ACS, there is an adjustment threshold and an adjustment hysteresis between the neighboring coding rates. GUI Value Range: 0~15 Actual Value Range: 0~7.5 Default Value: 4 Unit: 0.5dB

ULHYSTH3 BSC6900 SET GBFD-115502 AMR HR GCELLCCA MR(Optional)

Meaning: Based on the RQI in the call measurement report, the BTS and MS automatically adjust the current speech coding rate according to the related algorithm. The coding rate adjustment threshold is the threshold of RQI. The RQI indicates the carrier-to-interference ratio (CIR) of the

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description call. If RQI equals 1, the CIR is 0.5 dB; if RQI equals 2, the CIR is 1 dB; and so forth. Since there are multiple coding rates in the ACS, there is an adjustment threshold and an adjustment hysteresis between the neighboring coding rates. GUI Value Range: 0~15 Actual Value Range: 0~7.5 Default Value: 15 Unit: 0.5dB

ULTHF1

BSC6900 SET GBFD-115501 AMR FR GCELLCCA GBFD-115507 WB AMR MR(Optional)

Meaning: Based on the RQI in the call measurement report, the BTS and MS automatically adjust the current speech coding rate according to the related algorithm. The coding rate adjustment threshold is the threshold of RQI. The RQI indicates the carrier-to-interference ratio (CIR) of the call. If RQI equals 1, the CIR is 0.5 dB; if RQI equals 2, the CIR is 1 dB; and so forth. Since there are multiple coding rates in the ACS, there is an adjustment threshold and an adjustment hysteresis between the neighboring coding rates. GUI Value Range: 0~63 Actual Value Range: 0~31.5 Default Value: 15 Unit: 0.5dB

ULTHF2

BSC6900 SET GBFD-115501 AMR FR GCELLCCA GBFD-115507 WB AMR MR(Optional)

Meaning: Based on the RQI in the call measurement report, the BTS and MS automatically adjust the current speech coding rate according to the related algorithm. The coding rate adjustment threshold is the threshold of RQI. The RQI indicates the carrier-to-interference ratio (CIR) of the call. If RQI equals 1, the CIR is 0.5 dB; if RQI equals 2, the CIR is 1 dB; and so forth. Since there are multiple coding rates in the ACS, there is an adjustment threshold and an adjustment hysteresis between the neighboring coding rates. GUI Value Range: 0~63 Actual Value Range: 0~31.5

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description Default Value: 19 Unit: 0.5dB

ULTHF3

BSC6900 SET GBFD-115501 AMR FR GCELLCCA GBFD-115507 WB AMR MR(Optional)

Meaning: Based on the RQI in the call measurement report, the BTS and MS automatically adjust the current speech coding rate according to the related algorithm. The coding rate adjustment threshold is the threshold of RQI. The RQI indicates the carrier-to-interference ratio (CIR) of the call. If RQI equals 1, the CIR is 0.5 dB; if RQI equals 2, the CIR is 1 dB; and so forth. Since there are multiple coding rates in the ACS, there is an adjustment threshold and an adjustment hysteresis between the neighboring coding rates. GUI Value Range: 0~63 Actual Value Range: 0~31.5 Default Value: 28 Unit: 0.5dB

ULTHH1

BSC6900 SET GBFD-115502 AMR HR GCELLCCA MR(Optional)

Meaning: Based on the RQI in the call measurement report, the BTS and MS automatically adjust the current speech coding rate according to the related algorithm. The coding rate adjustment threshold is the threshold of RQI. The RQI indicates the carrier-to-interference ratio (CIR) of the call. If RQI equals 1, the CIR is 0.5 dB; if RQI equals 2, the CIR is 1 dB; and so forth. Since there are multiple coding rates in the ACS, there is an adjustment threshold and an adjustment hysteresis between the neighboring coding rates. GUI Value Range: 0~63 Actual Value Range: 0~31.5 Default Value: 23 Unit: 0.5dB

ULTHH2

BSC6900 SET GBFD-115502 AMR HR GCELLCCA MR(Optional)

Meaning: Based on the RQI in the call measurement report, the BTS and MS automatically adjust the current speech coding rate according to the related algorithm. The coding rate adjustment threshold is the threshold of RQI. The RQI indicates the

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Parameter NE ID

MML Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description carrier-to-interference ratio (CIR) of the call. If RQI equals 1, the CIR is 0.5 dB; if RQI equals 2, the CIR is 1 dB; and so forth. Since there are multiple coding rates in the ACS, there is an adjustment threshold and an adjustment hysteresis between the neighboring coding rates. GUI Value Range: 0~63 Actual Value Range: 0~31.5 Default Value: 31 Unit: 0.5dB

ULTHH3

BSC6900 SET GBFD-115502 AMR HR GCELLCCA MR(Optional)

Meaning: Based on the RQI in the call measurement report, the BTS and MS automatically adjust the current speech coding rate according to the related algorithm. The coding rate adjustment threshold is the threshold of RQI. The RQI indicates the carrier-to-interference ratio (CIR) of the call. If RQI equals 1, the CIR is 0.5 dB; if RQI equals 2, the CIR is 1 dB; and so forth. Since there are multiple coding rates in the ACS, there is an adjustment threshold and an adjustment hysteresis between the neighboring coding rates. GUI Value Range: 0~63 Actual Value Range: 0~31.5 Default Value: 63 Unit: 0.5dB

UMSFRSWI BSC6900 SET GBFD-115708 Um TCH GCELLCCB Interface ASIC(Option Speech al) Frame Repairing

Meaning: Switch for Um interface speech frame repair. When this parameter is set to ON, Um interface speech frame repair is enabled. When this parameter is set to OFF, Um interface speech frame repair is disabled. GUI Value Range: NO(No), YES(Yes) Actual Value Range: NO, YES Default Value: NO Unit: None

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9 Counters
Table 9-1 Counter description Counter ID Counter Name Counter Description Feature ID GBFD-115501 Feature Name AMR FR

1278076514 CELL.ASS.CMP.SP A3111A:Cell Assignment Complete EECH.VER.3.DIREC Times of Speech Version 3 (Direct T.RETRY.DR.TCHF Retry) (TCHF) 1278076515 CELL.ASS.CMP.SP A3112A:Cell Assignment Complete EECH.VER.3.DIREC Times of Speech Version 3 (Direct T.RETRY.DR.TCHH Retry) (TCHH) 1278077528 CELL.INTRACELL.H H3099X:BSC Intra-cell Handover O.DETECT.SPEEC Detection Times (AMR) (TCHF) H.VER.3.TCHF 1278077529 CELL.INTRACELL.H H3099Y:BSC Intra-cell Handover O.DETECT.SPEEC Detection Times (AMR) (TCHH) H.VER.3.TCHH

GBFD-115502

AMR HR

GBFD-115501

AMR FR

GBFD-115502

AMR HR

1278080483 CELL.BSCTOBSC.I H3881A:Incoming External Inter-Cell GBFD-115501 NTO.CELL.HO.DET Handover Detection Messages ECT.SPEECH.VER. Received by BSC (AMR) (TCHF) 3.TCHF 1278080484 CELL.BSCTOBSC.I H3882A:Incoming External Inter-Cell GBFD-115502 NTO.CELL.HO.DET Handover Detection Messages ECT.SPEECH.VER. Received by BSC (AMR) (TCHH) 3.TCHH 1278095417 CELL.CALL.DROP. M0121A:Full Rate AMR Service AMRFR.CAll.FAIL Channel Call Drop Times 1278095418 CELL.CALL.DROP. M0121B:Half Rate AMR Service AMRHR.CAll.FAIL Channel Call Drop Times GBFD-115501 GBFD-115502

AMR FR

AMR HR

AMR FR AMR HR Call Control AMR FR AMR HR

1278095421 CELL.CALL.SPEEC A0401C:Supports Call Times of Full GBFD-110501 H.VER.3.REQ.TCHF Rate Speech Version 3 GBFD-115501 1278095424 CELL.CALL.SPEEC A0402C:Supports Call Times of Half GBFD-115502 H.VER.3.REQ.TCH Rate Speech Version 3 H 1278095433 CELL.CALL.OCCUP A0409I:Full Rate AMR TCH Y.SUCC.TCHF.AMR Successful Call Occupancy Times (Service Channel) 1278095434 CELL.CALL.HO.OC A0409J:Full Rate AMR TCH CUPY.SUCC.TCHF. Successful Handover Occupancy AMR Times (Service Channel) 1278095436 CELL.CALL.OCCUP A0409L:Half Rate AMR TCH Y.SUCC.TCHH.AMR Successful Call Occupancy Times (Service Channel) GBFD-115501

AMR FR

GBFD-115501

AMR FR

GBFD-115502

AMR HR

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Counter ID

Counter Name

Counter Description

Feature ID GBFD-115502

Feature Name AMR HR

1278095437 CELL.CALL.HO.OC A0409M:Half Rate AMR TCH CUPY.SUCC.TCHH. Successful Handover Occupancy AMR Times (Service Channel) 1278095438 CELL.CALL.DROP. A0409N:Full Rate AMR Call Drop CALL.RATE.TCHF.A Rate MR 1278095439 CELL.CALL.DROP. A0409P:Half Rate AMR Call Drop CALL.RATE.TCHH. Rate AMR

GBFD-115501

AMR FR

GBFD-115502

AMR HR

1278271449 CELL.AMR.MS.PW AS3240A:Average MS Power Level of GBFD-115502 R.LEV.AVE AMR Call GBFD-115501 GBFD-115503

AMR HR AMR FR AMR Power Control AMR HR AMR FR AMR Power Control AMR FR

1278271450 CELL.AMR.BTS.PW AS3241A:Average BTS Power Level GBFD-115502 R.LEV.AVE of AMR Call GBFD-115501 GBFD-115503

1278473476 CELL.CHAN.BUSY. AR3551C:Traffic Volume on AMR NUM.TCHF.AMR.TR TCHFs AF.AVE 1278473477 CELL.CHAN.BUSY. AR3552C:Traffic Volume on AMR NUM.TCHH.AMR.T TCHHs RAF.AVE 1282423819 CELL.CHAN.BUSY. AR3559C:Traffic Volume on AMR NUM.TCHF.AMR.TR TCHFs (Overlaid Subcell) AF.OVERLAY.AVE 1282423822 CELL.CHAN.BUSY. AR3560C:Traffic Volume on AMR NUM.TCHH.AMR.T TCHHs (Overlaid Subcell) RAF.OVERLAY.AVE

GBFD-115501

GBFD-115502

AMR HR

GBFD-115501 GBFD-113201 GBFD-115502 GBFD-113201

AMR FR Concentric Cell AMR HR Concentric Cell

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10 Glossary
For the acronyms, abbreviations, terms, and definitions, see the Glossary.

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11 Reference Documents

11 Reference Documents
[1] GSM 05.03: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Channel coding" [2] GSM 05.09: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Link Adaptation" [3] GSM 04.08: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile radio interface layer 3 specification" [4] GSM 06.90: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) speech transcoding " [5] GSM 06.91: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Substitution and muting of lost frames for Adaptive Multi Rate (AMR) speech traffic channels " [6] GSM 06.92: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Comfort noise aspects for Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) speech traffic channels " [7] GSM 06.93: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Discontinuous transmission (DTX) for Adaptive Multi Rate (AMR) speech traffic channels " [8] GSM 06.94: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Voice Activity Detection (VAD) for Adaptive Multi-Rate speech traffic channels " [9] GSM 08.08: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile-services Switching Centre - Base Station System (MSC - BSS) interface; Layer 3 specification " [10] GSM 08.58: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Base Station Controller - Base Transceiver Station (BSC - BTS) interface; Layer 3 specification " [11] GSM 08.60: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); In-band control of remote transcoders and rate adaptors for full rate traffic channels " [12] GSM 08.61: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); In band control of remote transcoders and rate adaptors for half rate traffic channels " [13] BSC6900 Feature List [14] BSC6900 Optional Feature Description [15] BSC6900 GSM Parameter Reference [16] BSC6900 GSM MML Command Reference [17] BSC6900 GSM Performance Counter Reference [18] Power Control Feature Parameter Description [19] Handover Feature Parameter Description

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