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WIRELESS DATA PLANNING & ENGINEERING

GPRS Capacity Calculation Document Document No. C1-NW6-000-354

Detail
Name Signature

Author
Abhay Doshi

Reviewed By
Prateek R Kapadia

Approved By
Dr. Vinod Vasudevan

Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION...............................................................3
1.1 Purpose ........................................................................3 1.2 Change History................................................................3

2.GPRS

CAPACITY CALCULATION:..............................................4

2.1 Assumption....................................................................4 2.2 Capacity calculations:.......................................................4

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Purpose
The purpose of the document is to calculate the capacity for GPRS network considering various scenarios.

1.2 Change History


Version Number 1.0 1.1 1.2 27.10.2005 Prepared by Abhay Doshi. Date Released Comments

2.GPRS CAPACITY CALCULATION: 2.1 Assumption


Capacity Calculations are based on one carrier one sector Assuming one time slot is reserved for GPRS only All other time slots are reserved for voice only Assuming all handset has attach when available setting ON

2.2 Capacity calculations:


Capacity calculations are based on three unique services, Small transactions. HTTP/Email type transactions, Synchronized request for data (Lottery type customers)

2.2.1

Small transactions:

Characteristics: Asynchronous 100 Bytes upload and 100 Bytes download every 10 seconds per user Results: 60000 transactions per second per carrier per sector Calculation: Each Radio Block is of 20 ms and contains 4 frames. This can serve a user at 21.4 Kbps with CS4 max (Theoretical) and 9.6 Kbps with CS1 min (Theoretical) Per slot can be shared by 4 users i.e. 4 user at 5.35Kbps max (Theoretical) Minimum and 2.4 Kbps with CS1 min (Theoretical) Which means for every transaction it will rake 60 ms and there can be only one such simultaneous transactions i.e. 1 transaction per 60ms so we can support 60000 such transactions per hour per sector per carrier

2.2.2

HTTP-E-Mail Attachment

Characteristics: Average downloaded attachment size is assumed to be around 200KB User is considered to be accessing only one such application at any given time Calculations are based on Number of such downloads possible per hour

Result: Assuming CS4 48 such transaction is possible per sector per carrier Calculation: 200KB = 200*8 Kb=1600Kb We can achieve 21.4 Kbps with CS1 i.e. It will take 77 seconds to download one 200KB attachment per user 48 such transactions can take place per sector per carrier assuming only one user at a time.

2.2.3

Synchronized data request:

Characteristics: All users are requesting data at the same time every time Result: 4 users per sector/ carrier Calculation: At a time only 4 users can share a time slot. So only 4 users can request and receive data at the same time,