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AMR Progressive Power Control

DN70383727 Issue 1-0 en 15/03/2008

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Contents Contents Contents 3 1 2 3 4 Overview of AMR Progressive Power Control 5 Technical description of AMR Progressive Power Control 7 Functionality of AMR Progressive Power Control 9 User interface of AMR Progressive Power Control 13 DN70383727 Issue 1-0 en 15/03/2008 # Nokia Siemens Networks 3 (15) .

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Radio network performance DN70383727 Issue 1-0 en 15/03/2008 # Nokia Siemens Networks 5 (15) . AMR PPC for MS power control (uplink) AMR PPC for BTS power control (downlink) . Functional descriptions . thereby reducing overall interference. This means that the received signal quality (RXQUAL) thresholds have to be selected so that a trade-off between voice quality and system capacity is achieved. it is possible to favour power increase with low power levels and avoid it with higher power levels. AMR Progressive Power Control (PPC) provides a mechanism to change the RXQUAL thresholds for AMR calls depending on the used power level. AMR PPC (BSS20776) is a licence-based application software product that consists of two separately controlled functionalities: .Overview of AMR Progressive Power Control 1 Overview of AMR Progressive Power Control With the current power control algorithm. voice quality and dropped call rate cannot be optimised at the same time. the normal power control algorithm is used also for AMR calls. In other words. If the licence expires. Benefits of AMR Progressive Power Control . reduced interference in the network because of better power distribution better speech codec distribution because of better quality distribution reduced dropped call rate . Related topics . .

111 AMR PPC Measurement . . Parameters . Commands . . Radio network performance .Base Station Controller Parameter Handling in BSC . Feature descriptions . BSS Radio Network Parameter Dictionary . Counters/performance indicators .AMR Progressive Power Control . Call control measurements (CS) . Enhanced Speech Codecs: AMR and EFR Install and upgrade . Radio network performance . MML commands . RF Power Control and Handover Algorithm . EE . Activating and Testing BSS20776: AMR Progressive Power Control Reference . Software . Licensing in BSC Test and activate . 6 (15) # Nokia Siemens Networks DN70383727 Issue 1-0 en 15/03/2008 .

No requirements. No requirements. Network element BSC BTS TCSM SGSN DN70383727 Issue 1-0 en 15/03/2008 # Nokia Siemens Networks 7 (15) .Technical description of AMR Progressive Power Control 2 Technical description of AMR Progressive Power Control Software requirements Table 1. Required hardware Hardware requirements No requirements.2 Network element BSC Nokia Flexi EDGE BTSs Nokia UltraSite EDGE BTSs Nokia MetroSite EDGE BTSs Nokia Talk-family BTSs Nokia InSite BTSs MSC/HLR SGSN Nokia NetAct Table Required software shows the earliest version that supports AMR Progressive Power Control (PPC). No requirements. Hardware requirements Table 2. No requirements. Required software Software release required S13 No requirements. No requirements. Not supported. No requirements. No requirements. OSS4. No requirements.

. Interworking AMR Full Rate (FR) and AMR Half Rate (HR) Either AMR FR or AMR HR or both must be activated before it is possible to define the AMR Progressive Power Control parameters for AMR FR or AMR HR calls.AMR Progressive Power Control Frequency band support The BSC supports AMR Progressive Power Control on the following frequency bands: . . End-user equipment AMR Progressive Power Control requires an AMR-capable MS. 8 (15) # Nokia Siemens Networks DN70383727 Issue 1-0 en 15/03/2008 . GSM 800 GSM 900 GSM 1800 GSM 1900 .

Functionality of AMR Progressive Power Control 3 Functionality of AMR Progressive Power Control AMR Progressive Power Control (PPC) enables you to define four different power level points in which the quality thresholds are changed compared to the ones used in the existing power control algorithm for AMR calls. . -2 between minimum output power and point 1 -1 between points 1 and 2 +1 between points 3 and 4 +2 between point 4 and maximum output power . The threshold changes are fixed as follows: . You can define these points separately for AMR FR and AMR HR. and in the downlink and uplink direction. DN70383727 Issue 1-0 en 15/03/2008 # Nokia Siemens Networks 9 (15) . .

8 -2 -1 -2 -1 Decrease Power +1 +2 Increase Power X1 15 30 14 28 13 26 12 24 X2 11 22 10 20 9 18 8 16 7 14 6 12 5 10 X3 4 8 3 6 pc upper threshold dl Rx qual AMR FR (UDRF) pc lower threshold dl Rx qual AMR FR (LDRF) optimum quality. the power control quality threshold for AMR FR is reduced by two (LDRF . If the measured BTS transmitting power is smaller than AMR PPC DL FR Lower Threshold 1 (LDF1).2 0.4-0.4 6.2-6. If the measured BTS transmitting power is smaller than AMR PPC DL FR Lower Threshold 2 (LDF2). the power control quality threshold for AMR FR is reduced by one (LDRF .4-12. the algorithm for defining the lower threshold with the four relevant AMR PPC parameters and the current pc lower threshold DL Rx qual AMR FR (LDRF) parameter is as follows: .6 1.8 >12.2-0.1) OR .6-3.2 3. AMR Progressive Power Control Using AMR FR in the downlink direction as an example.8 0. If the measured BTS transmitting power is greater than AMR PPC DL FR Lower Threshold 4 (LDF4).2) OR .AMR Progressive Power Control Quality Rxqual 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 BER% <0. the power control quality threshold for AMR FR is increased by two (LDRF + 2) OR 10 (15) # Nokia Siemens Networks DN70383727 Issue 1-0 en 15/03/2008 .4 0. no need to change transmitting power X1 X2 X3 X4 amrPpcDIFrLowerThreshold1 amrPpcDIFrLowerThreshold2 amrPpcDIFrLowerThreshold3 amrPpcDIFrLowerThreshold4 +1 +2 X4 2 4 1 2 0 0 Output Power Power level Attenuation dB Figure 1.8-1.

The values of the actual parameters.Functionality of AMR Progressive Power Control . the BSC uses the same Px and Nx values and averaging windows as with the normal power control algorithm. the power control quality threshold for AMR FR is increased by one (LDRF + 1) Note that the power control quality threshold values are only changed within the algorithm during an AMR call. For more information. such as LDRF are not changed. If the measured BTS transmitting power is greater than AMR PPC DL FR Lower Threshold 3 (LDF3). DN70383727 Issue 1-0 en 15/03/2008 # Nokia Siemens Networks 11 (15) . With AMR PPC. see RF Power Control and Handover Algorithm under Functional descriptions/Radio network performance in the PDF view.

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. Licence and Feature Handling (W7) Parameters The following BSC radio network object parameters are used for handling AMR Progressive Power Control: AMR FR in the downlink direction: . AMR HR in the downlink direction: . . . DN70383727 Issue 1-0 en 15/03/2008 # Nokia Siemens Networks 13 (15) . EEX . AMR PPC DL FR Lower Threshold 1 (LDF1) AMR PPC DL FR Lower Threshold 2 (LDF2) AMR PPC DL FR Lower Threshold 3 (LDF3) AMR PPC DL FR Lower Threshold 4 (LDF4) AMR PPC DL FR Upper Threshold 1 (UDF1) AMR PPC DL FR Upper Threshold 2 (UDF2) AMR PPC DL FR Upper Threshold 3 (UDF3) AMR PPC DL FR Upper Threshold 4 (UDF4) . . Base Station Controller Parameter Handling in BSC (EE) The following commands are used for handling AMR Progressive Power Control: EEO.User interface of AMR Progressive Power Control 4 User interface of AMR Progressive Power Control MMLs . . AMR PPC DL HR Lower Threshold 1 (LDH1) AMR PPC DL HR Lower Threshold 2 (LDH2) . .

AMR HR in the uplink direction: . . AMR FR in the uplink direction: . . AMR PPC UL HR Lower Threshold 1 (LUH1) AMR PPC UL HR Lower Threshold 2 (LUH2) AMR PPC UL HR Lower Threshold 3 (LUH3) AMR PPC UL HR Lower Threshold 4 (LUH4) AMR PPC UL HR Upper Threshold 1 (UUH1) AMR PPC UL HR Upper Threshold 2 (UUH2) AMR PPC UL HR Upper Threshold 3 (UUH3) AMR PPC UL HR Upper Threshold 4 (UUH4) . AMR PPC UL FR Lower Threshold 1 (LUF1) AMR PPC UL FR Lower Threshold 2 (LUF2) AMR PPC UL FR Lower Threshold 3 (LUF3) AMR PPC UL FR Lower Threshold 4 (LUF4) AMR PPC UL FR Upper Threshold 1 (UUF1) AMR PPC UL FR Upper Threshold 2 (UUF2) AMR PPC UL FR Upper Threshold 3 (UUF3) AMR PPC UL FR Upper Threshold 4 (UUF4) . . Counters 111 AMR Progressive Power Control Measurement contains the counters related to AMR Progressive Power Control. . 14 (15) # Nokia Siemens Networks DN70383727 Issue 1-0 en 15/03/2008 . . .AMR Progressive Power Control . . . . . . . . . . . AMR PPC DL HR Lower Threshold 3 (LDH3) AMR PPC DL HR Lower Threshold 4 (LDH4) AMR PPC DL HR Upper Threshold 1 (UDH1) AMR PPC DL HR Upper Threshold 2 (UDH2) AMR PPC DL HR Upper Threshold 3 (UDH3) AMR PPC DL HR Upper Threshold 4 (UDH4) .

Together these counters can be used to calculate the average Rx quality for each transmitting power class. one for uplink and one for downlink Rx quality. DN70383727 Issue 1-0 en 15/03/2008 # Nokia Siemens Networks 15 (15) . Every Rx quality sum counter has a denominator counter that indicates the number of times the RX quality class sum counter is sampled.User interface of AMR Progressive Power Control There are two Rx quality sum counters for all transmitting power classes (0-15). Table 3. Counter Counters of 111 AMR Progressive Power Control Measurement Counter number 111000 111001 111002 111003 111004 111005 : 111062 111063 111064 111065 FREQUENCY GROUP ID RX TRX IN EXTENDED AREA UL RX QUALITY FOR POWER CLASS 0 UL RX QUALITY FOR POWER CLASS 0 DENOMINATOR DL RX QUALITY FOR POWER CLASS 0 DL RX QUALITY FOR POWER CLASS 0 DENOMINATOR : UL RX QUALITY FOR POWER CLASS 15 UL RX QUALITY FOR POWER CLASS 15 DENOMINATOR DL RX QUALITY FOR POWER CLASS 15 DL RX QUALITY FOR POWER CLASS 15 DENOMINATOR For more information. see 111 AMR Progressive Power Control Measurement under Reference/Counters/performance indicators in the PDF view.