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Atoll ACP Module (GSM/UMTS/LTE) 3GPP Multi-RAT

Version 3.1.0

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New ACP module
New Concept of ACP implemented as an integrated Function of the Planning Tool
Easy to use & administrate One GUI for RF Planning & ACP Common HW and system infrastructure Common database

Automatic Optimisation of Network Parameters to increase Coverage and Capacity
Site selection Antenna selection & parameter optimisation (azimuth, height, mechanical & E tilt) Antenna Height Power …


ACP Integration into Atoll

Fully integrated in the Atoll GUI and database Additional data folder Additional functional menus

8 4 .Product Availability Based on an ACP Technology developed by Softwave Wireless Joint technology development with major European operator Field Tested & Proven Option to the Atoll UMTS GSM LTE modules Combined GSM/UMTS/LTE optimisation Also available for Atoll version 2.7 and 2.

) RS CINR (RSRQ.Features Pre defined Optimisation objectives UMTS • • • • Network coverage (RSCP) Pilot interference (Ec/Io) Pilot Pollution Soft Handover GSM • • BCCH coverage Cell Dominance RS coverage (RSRP.) LTE • • All technologies : Overlap threshold User defined Optimisation objectives Flexible interface Allows Cross layer or Cross technology objective Complex objective definition (logical operation between objectives) 5 .. Signal level.. RS C/N..

Features Through automatic adjustments of selected network parameters Antenna parameters • Type • Azimuth • Mechanical tilt and Electrical downtilt • Height Transmit Power • • • GSM – Transmission powerUMTS –Pilot PowerLTE –total power- Site selection optimisation process Candidate sites based on existing sites or station templates User-driven optimisation process Surface / traffic-based optimisation Convergence criteria Usage of live network data Tuned propagation models Drive-test calibrated pathloss matrices • 6 Path loss matrices of Atoll project are used by Atoll ACP .

Optimisation Process with Atoll ACP Confidential – Do not share without prior permission .

e. LTE) User can activate/deactivate the radio layer to be used/optimized Number of iteration (maximum number of potential changes ) Selection of Reconfiguration Area (cells within a specific geographical area.Optimisation Setup -1Optimisation parameters Radio layers to be optimised (UMTS. i. focus zone) Definition of Custom zones for objective/target (Hot Spot/ group of clutter class) Radio Layers Zone definition 8 . GSM900. GSM1800.

Site Visit Cost.) Site class can be defined... with specific reconfiguration costs (friendly sites.Optimisation Setup -2Optimisation parameters Cost control • • • No Cost control (Optimisation only based on Quality) Compromise between Quality and Cost (Parameter Change Cost.) Cost Control parameters 9 .

min/max downtilt angle) • • Antenna azimuth with asymmetric values and/or minimum angle separation between sectors Antenna height optimisation requires path loss calculation by ACP Cell list selection for Reconfiguration 10 . antenna group.Optimisation Setup -3Reconfiguration List of cells to be optimised (based on geographical area or cell list) Parameter modification defined per cell or per parameter (e.g.

Optimisation Setup -4Reconfiguration Parameter modification defined per cell (ie UMTS Pilot Power) “Display on” feature based on custom zones to select list of cell Cell list can be exported/modified in Excel (ie “Min/Max” values. “Use” field) and re-imported in ACP Setup 11 .

Optimisation Setup -5Antenna definition Antenna patterns to create physical antennas for electrical tilt optimisation • • Automatic creation based on antenna pattern name or Atoll antenna table Manual allocation is also possible Radome creation with merge of physical antennas (Dual/Tri band antennas) Antenna groups -group of radomes.for selection of best antenna type (within group allocated to each sector) Additional Electrical Tilt (AEDT) optimisation available Physical antenna creation based on Antenna pattern Dual band antenna (GSM/UMTS) with common E tilt 12 .

Optimisation Setup -6Objectives Flexible Cost function allowing selection of optimisation criteria/constraints List of objectives • • • • Target zones for geographical areas Weighting between objectives (RSCP Coverage vs EcIo) Choice between Surface (Uniform traffic) or traffic based optimisation (Traffic Weighting) All traffic maps defined in Atoll are supported List of Pre -Defined objectives Objective Criteria on EcIo 13 .

focus zone.Optimisation Setup -7Objective Condition • • Weighting is considered in order to give more priority to selected zones Objective thresholds per zone (Computation –default.. custom zones) Objective thresholds on EcIo 14 .

e. filter on measurement points for Objective (i. consider only area for UMTS Objective where GSM signal level is low) 15 .Optimisation Setup -8Objective Target • • % coverage on Target zone Optionally.

e.Optimisation Setup -9Specific Objectives (i. consider only area for UMTS Objective where GSM signal level is low) 16 . filter on measurement points for Objective (i. UMTS) • • % coverage on Target zone Optionally.e.

BCCH.Cell Dominance Graphical display in real time for Quality • • Variation per Radio layer Initial/Final plots (Success/fail area for target) Each Objective Number of changes per type 17 .. LTE RS CINR.Optimisation Control Key parameter evolution over time for objective Coverage (RSCP.. LTE RS) UMTS Ec/Io.

…) Graphical Analysis Final/Initial plot comparison for each Objective Histograms provided for all zones Initial/Final plots for area where target is reached. azimuths. 18 .Optimisation Results Network-level parameter report Initial/Final statistics and improvement per Objective Statistics provided for : • • • Computation Focus zones Hot spot zones Global report available in Excel format Reconfiguration Statistics (Changes of parameters –tilt.

Allows to build a modification implementation • Changes can be ranked by „profitability‟ (Change Order) • Most „profitable‟ changes will be applied first Change number (order) 19 . RS CINR. Changes Graphical analysis Allows user to analyse global improvement according to the number of changes Improvement also provided for each objective • Coverage • 3G Ec/Io.Implementation Plan Analysis Improvement vs...

Cell-level Analysis ACP displays initial / final cell parameters User-selectable modification list User can commit modifications into Atoll or keep the results as an optimisation scenario in the Atoll project New settings can be analysed using the Monte-Carlo simulator and Atoll prediction plots / analysis tools. Commit Changes directly in transmitter/cell tables Restore original values in database 20 .

) Objective Sector Analysis • Improvement per cell ACP map for Final electrical tilt values Objective Analysis • Success/Fail area 21 . Power… Best server Analysis • Absolute values of parameter changes(Tilt.. Azimuth. Ec/Io BCCH Coverage.. Change Analysis • • Type of change Tilts.ACP Coverage plots Output results available Quality Analysis • • RSCP. Azimuth...

Optimisation Results (Example) Statistics available for RSCP Coverage Statistical results for all zones Initial /final coverage Status map for RSCP Objective • Display area before and after optimisation where target is reached or not (success/fail) EcIo Coverage (Initial / Final) 22 .

Site Selection Process with Atoll ACP (UMTS or LTE examples) Confidential – Do not share without prior permission .

First Scenario Site Selection between candidates for nominal site Existing sites/sectors can be locked or removed Site status flag can be defined in site table as custom field Definition of groups of candidates (minimum / maximum number of sites) Cells can be optimised or not (reconfiguration for existing sites available during site selection) Group of candidates 24 .Site Selection Process for UMTS.

focus or hot spots) Statistics in term of number of sites and coverage statistics for all zones Implementation plan for site selected with reconfiguration for existing sites 25 .Optimisation Results / First Scenario Statistics report Site/sectors selected within each group (here 1 amongst 2) Existing sites were locked (kept) Number of cells reconfigured (if reconfiguration mode selected) Other statistics for zones (computation.

Implementation in database / First Scenario Commit Results in database Quick evaluation thanks to ACP coverage plots Predictions can be recalculated in Atoll project once changes are committed in database Initial and Final coverage with statistics on Hot spot zone Example of prediction for final network configuration 26 .

and share same antennas (E tilt not linked) can be reconfigured during UMTS site selection ACP to choose the optimal sites to fulfil objectives (RSCP. already defined in database All 3G sites are supposed to be candidates (to be selected/activated) GSM sites : • • are already existing.Site Selection Process for UMTS– Second Scenario Deployment scenario with potential candidates. EcIo) Minimum/maximum number of sites to consider within the area Existing GSM sites Group of Candidate sites 27 .

EcIo…) for computation and focus zones 28 .Optimisation Results / Second Scenario Statistics report Total number of Site/sectors removed/added and selected Number of cells reconfigured (if reconfiguration mode selected) Other statistics (RSCP.

Changes Graphical analysis Sites or sectors added or removed to fulfil requirements (Objectives) Changes of parameters (tilts…) if reconfiguration mode selected Site activated 29 .Implementation Plan Analysis / Second Scenario Improvement vs.

Cell-level Analysis / Second Scenario “Cell result” table Candidate sites to be de-activated/activated in database (UMTS) List of changes for candidates if reconfiguration mode selected List of changes for GSM sites if reconfiguration activated for this layer Cells reconfigured Cells selected/activated 30 .

Site Selection Process for LTE– Third ScenarioDeployment scenario with potential candidates. according to geographical area (ie Urban/Rural station depending on area) Common multi band antenna (UMTS/LTE) can be allocated to new LTE sites to link sectors 31 . either defined with their coordinates in database or based on existing GSM/UMTS sites Candidate site location (X/Y) for LTE can be : • • • Added in site table as location only Imported as a list (text format) directly in ACP Automatically created from location of existing GSM or UMTS sites Reconfiguration of Station template parameters is user defined Atoll ACP associates candidate location with Station template types.

.Optimisation Setup / Third Scenario Principles of Site selection based on “New candidates” ACP calculates path loss matrices of candidates at beginning of optimisation process (only once) LTE Sites are always reconfigured when selected Control of existing Layers (avoid degradation of quality) Flexible settings • • • Zone Weighting (focus on specific area.) 32 . group of clutter class. ie dense urban) Objectives weighting (RS Coverage vs RS CINR) Objectives per zone (Focus. Hot spot.

change type User can stop based on parameter evolution (% Coverage. number of sites added. with reconfiguration of existing sites Initial and Final RS CINR Coverage showing where target is reached or not (Success/Fail for CINR threshold ) 33 .) Automatic stop when maximum number of iteration reached LTE Coverage and CINR evolution over time GSM/UMTS sites upgraded to LTE and new LTE site added.. radio layers.Optimisation progress / Third Scenario Graphical display for objectives.

with potential reconfiguration of default template parameters (tilt.Optimisation results / Third Scenario Final implementation List of LTE sites selected.. with statistical results for all zones 34 ..) GSM and UMTS layer : list of changes for existing sites.

Optimisation results / Third Scenario Visual analyse with ACP plots and Atoll predictions ACP results for planned LTE layer ACP coverage plots displayed in map window 35 .

ACP Summary and Benefits New Concept of ACP implemented as an integrated function of the RF Planning Tool Optimised Design for Network in the Planning & Roll-Out phases Optimisation of Live Networks Integrated Planning/Optimisation Process & Workflow 36 .

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