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Cell Load Sharing (CLS)

Abstract The purpose of this document is to describe the feature "Cell Load Sharing" from a data transcript point of view. Contents 1 2 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 4 Revision information Description Data Transcript Impacts General Traffic DT-BSC Exchangeable Properties Subfile 83000, Common BSC Data Subfile 85xxx, Cell Data, Site xxx Miscellaneous Information

1 Revision information
This document has been revised to revision D due to editorial changes.

2 Description
The feature Cell Load Sharing introduces a way to distribute traffic during peaks. This increases the capacity in the cell without the need of installing more equipment and is done by initiating a handover to neighboring cells. This means established connections are handed over from cells with high traffic to neighboring cells which have idle resources. To find possible handover candidates the hysteresis area between cells is reduced by a percentage value. A ranking recalculation is started and only connections which are closest to a handover are moved first with this feature. With the actual release, it is possible to chose full rate or half rate TCH for handover at load sharing.

3 Data Transcript Impacts

3.1 General
Cell load sharing is not used between BSCs or between cell levels. Cell load sharing is applicable to TCH channels only, independent if it is a full rate or a half rate channel.

3.2 Traffic DT-BSC Exchangeable Properties

The BSC exchange property CLSTIMEINTERVAL defines the cycle time of the load monitoring. This interval should be specified by the operator. When the interval has expired, the level of idle traffic channels in cells, in which load sharing is active, is checked.

The interval should be given in multiples of 100 milliseconds. The default value is 100 ms.

3.3 Subfile 83000, Common BSC Data

The command RLLSI activates the Cell Load Sharing function within the BSC.

3.4 Subfile 85xxx, Cell Data, Site xxx

The CLS function is given individually for each cell, according to the traffic capacity which is handled by the cell.

CLSLEVEL: Percentage of idle TCH, at or below which the ranking recalculations are started, in order to transfer traffic to a neighboring cell. The parameter is defined as a percentage of the total number of available TCHs in the cell. It is defined per cell. CLSACC: Percentage of idle TCH, at or below which no handovers, from neighboring cells, due to cell load sharing are accepted. The parameter is defined as a percentage of

the total number of available TCHs in the cell. The value should be greater than the value of CLSLEVEL. It is defined per cell. RHYST: The hysteresis reduction parameter. It defines the final reduction of the hysteresis area as a percentage. It is defined per cell. CLSRAMP: The time interval during which the hysteresis is ramped down from the full hysteresis to the final value. It is defined per cell. HOCLSACC: Enable or disable incoming handover due to load sharing. This gives a possibility to have one way load sharing handover traffic in a specific cell. It is defined per cell. Table 1 Parameter CLSLEVEL CLSACC RHYST CLSRAMP HOCHSACC Parameter value ranges Default value 20 40 75 5 OFF Value range 0 - 99 % 1 - 100 % 0 - 100 % 0 - 30 s ON, OFF

Finally the CLS is activated for each cell, with the option to give a line command for several cells.

4 Miscellaneous Information
The function has relation with the Size Alteration Event SAE=298 . The number of individuals is the number of internal cells within the B