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ActixOne 2.

0 User Training Course

Module 1: Network Optimization for Drive Tests
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Intended audience
The content of this module is aimed at:  Engineers responsible for monitoring and enhancing cellular performance and implementing wireless system optimization  Experienced technicians involved in field optimization  Users of ActixOne who manage and analyze drive tests

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Prerequisites
 A familiarity with network infrastructure and operation of the air interface  An understanding of network data including drive tests, network configuration, and KPIs  Access to a preconfigured ActixOne database  A Web browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or Mozilla Firefox 3) with Adobe Flash Player v10

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investigate tasks. Commercial in confidence. and optimize networks Copyright © Actix 2009.Scope of the module By the end of this module you will:  Understand the basic architecture of ActixOne  Be familiar with the ActixOne client‟s user interface  Understand ActixOne‟s modules and their functions  Know how to manage survey files. 4 .

. Commercial in confidence.Introduction to ActixOne Copyright © Actix 2009.

Overview In this section. 6 . Commercial in confidence. you will learn the following:  An overview of the ActixOne system  About the system architecture  How to use the client interface‟s map feature Copyright © Actix 2009.

Commercial in confidence.What is ActixOne?  A network optimization system  An efficient way for engineers to analyze and troubleshoot radio networks  A single „pane of glass‟ for viewing and working with multiple data sources and periods Copyright © Actix 2009. 7 .

Commercial in confidence.ActixOne architecture Copyright © Actix 2009. 8 .

Commercial in confidence.ActixOne client You can use the client to:  Optimize networks  Manage drive survey files and call traces  View and compare performance of networks  Investigate events and network problems Copyright © Actix 2009. 9 .

Commercial in confidence. 10 .ActixOne client interface 1 Navigation Menu 2 3 Configuration and information pane Map Area Copyright © Actix 2009.

Commercial in confidence. .ActixOne modules         Network Optimization Call Trace Management File Status Help Network Comparison Problem Investigation Reports Survey Management 11 Copyright © Actix 2009.

g.Exercise: Using the help  Click the Help module and open the User Guide  Browse the table of contents  Search for a topic. e. “navigation menu” or “network optimization”. 12 . Commercial in confidence. using the Search tool Copyright © Actix 2009.

13 . Commercial in confidence.Using the map  Your trainer will now demonstrate how to: – – – – – Pan Zoom Search for a location (Location Finder) Scale or change between units Measure distances Copyright © Actix 2009.

14 .Map types You can use map layer control to switch between the different modes of viewing the maps. Commercial in confidence. Copyright © Actix 2009.

Commercial in confidence. 15 .Sectors Copyright © Actix 2009.

16 . Commercial in confidence.Sector properties Copyright © Actix 2009.

Finding surveys Copyright © Actix 2009. . Commercial in confidence.

Commercial in confidence. you will learn:  About the Survey Management module  How to browse for survey files  How to view event details  How to modify a file‟s properties  How to create a Spotlight investigation task Copyright © Actix 2009.Overview In this session. 18 .

19 .Survey Management module  Lets you access all drive test data stored in the central Oracle database  Helps you to find drive test files and measurement data quickly  Helps you maintain a record of notes and comments associated with each survey and device in the form of user-defined properties Copyright © Actix 2009. Commercial in confidence.

Commercial in confidence.Browsing for a file  You can browse for a file by: – – – – – Location Area Device Properties Sector Copyright © Actix 2009. 20 .

Commercial in confidence. 21 .Demonstration Your trainer will now demonstrate how to search for a survey file Copyright © Actix 2009.

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and how you can manage your file and device properties Copyright © Actix 2009. its options. 23 .Demonstration Your trainer will now show you the Action Balloon. Commercial in confidence.

Commercial in confidence. 24 .Exercise: Adding a property Search for a file and then select a file or a group of files and add a property tag Copyright © Actix 2009.

25 . Commercial in confidence.Questions  What does deleting a file mean?  Is the file gone for good? Copyright © Actix 2009.

Viewing event details Your trainer will show you how to view event details in a selected file. Copyright © Actix 2009. 26 . Commercial in confidence.

Commercial in confidence. 27 .Don‟t forget… You can access the options for working with survey files in two ways:  The Survey Marker on the map  The Action drop-down list above the Surveys table Copyright © Actix 2009.

e. to change status from invalid file to valid for processing) Copyright © Actix 2009.The File Status module  Displays detailed information about the status of survey files  You can: – search for files with a particular status – perform various actions on the files listed depending on their status (i. 28 . Commercial in confidence.

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Exercise: Finding a survey file  Find the survey file you tagged previously by performing a property search  View its properties  Copy the file‟s details to the clipboard Copyright © Actix 2009. 30 . Commercial in confidence.

31 . and optimize your network in the Network Optimization module Copyright © Actix 2009.Spotlight tasks  You can create Spotlight tasks for drive survey events in the Survey Management module  You investigate the events. troubleshoot problems. Commercial in confidence.

Commercial in confidence.Exercise: Creating a Spotlight task Create a Spotlight Investigation task with call failure events for further investigation Copyright © Actix 2009. 32 .

. Commercial in confidence.Managing tasks Copyright © Actix 2009.

Commercial in confidence.Overview In this session. you will learn:  About the Network Optimization module  How to manage tasks  How to work with network elements Copyright © Actix 2009. 34 .

Commercial in confidence. 35 .The Network Optimization module Copyright © Actix 2009.

effective optimization decisions in your daily RF activities  View tasks. Commercial in confidence. and analyze the network using these tabs: – Task Management – Call Event Explorer – Radio Network Analysis Copyright © Actix 2009. 36 . manage events.The Network Optimization module  Enables you to make fast.

37 . Commercial in confidence.Network optimization concepts The important concepts in this module include:  Tasks and their roles  Maps (charts and tables are for PM Stats)  Areas Copyright © Actix 2009.

Commercial in confidence.Task management  Lists all tasks with a unique ID and other information  Select a task to see more information about it  The tabs are: – – – – Details Audit Trail Contributing Events (for PM Stats tasks) Properties Copyright © Actix 2009. 38 .

39 .The Task List The Task List contains the following columns:  Task ID  Task type  Type description  Created (date & time)  Task assigned to  Task priority  Task status Copyright © Actix 2009. Commercial in confidence.

 The buttons by the Task list allows you to: refresh the list of tasks copy task information to the Windows Clipboard create and manage filters Copyright © Actix 2009.Managing tasks  All tasks that match the current filter criteria are displayed in the list. the task view for that task becomes available. Commercial in confidence.  When you select a task from the list. create and manage views select areas create a user-defined task 41 .

42 . Commercial in confidence.Demonstration You trainer will now demonstrate how to:  Create a view using the View button  Select an area to view using the Area button Copyright © Actix 2009.

Exercise  Locate the Spotlight task created earlier  Use the filter tool to search for the task Copyright © Actix 2009. Commercial in confidence. 44 .

Commercial in confidence. including when and how many times an event occurred Copyright © Actix 2009. 45 .Viewing task details  The Details tab contains all task detail information.

Commercial in confidence. 46 .Auditing tasks  The Audit Trail tab tracks changes made to issues  It displays a list of all changes made to the selected task over time  You can add information and comments to existing entries Copyright © Actix 2009.

47 .Task properties  The Properties tab summarizes the information on the current sector  Properties vary according to task type Copyright © Actix 2009. Commercial in confidence.

Commercial in confidence. 48 .Demonstration Your trainer will now show you how the Survey Layers control works Copyright © Actix 2009.

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Commercial in confidence. 51 .Finding elements  The Search for Elements control provides a quick and easy way to find elements on the map Copyright © Actix 2009.

Optimizing networks

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Overview
In this session, you will learn how to:  Investigate call events using Call Event Explorer  Analyze network performance using the Radio Network Analysis tool

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The Call Event Explorer
 Call Event Explorer provides a detailed analysis of critical failure events.

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 Zoom in to the map to the event.  Click on Call Flow Analysis to take a closer look at the RRC messages.Demonstration  Your trainer will now show you how to view and investigate a dropped call. Copyright © Actix 2009. Commercial in confidence. 56 .  Change and display different attributes on the map to find the reasons causing the problem.

Radio network analysis  Helps you monitor your network health. Commercial in confidence.  The available radio network analyses are: – coverage and overspill analysis – pilot pollution – neighbor list analyses Copyright © Actix 2009. 57 . finding polluting sectors and network coverage.

Commercial in confidence. Copyright © Actix 2009.Cell coverage analysis  Displays the coverage area of a selected cell on the map.  Any data points outside the circle are considered overspill.  The circle represents the boundary. 58 .

59 . Commercial in confidence.Demonstration  Your trainer will now demonstrate how to perform a coverage analysis. Copyright © Actix 2009.

Commercial in confidence. 60 .Pilot pollution analysis  Helps you to quickly identify the area and even sectors with interference or pilot pollution.  You can perform this analysis using either handset or scanner data. you can then prioritize which sectors are candidates for downtilts and coverage optimization. Copyright © Actix 2009.  Based on the analysis.

Commercial in confidence. 61 .Demonstration  Your trainer will now show you how to perform a pilot pollution analysis.  Which is the worse polluting sector?  What‟s the difference between pilot pollution based on bin point of view and polluter sector? Copyright © Actix 2009.

based on scanner data. Copyright © Actix 2009. Commercial in confidence.Missing neighbors analysis  Lets you optimize a neighbor list within a user-defined radius of a selected sector. 62 . suggesting sites and sectors to be added.  A neighbor list is generated. removed or retained.  You can alter the data setting to configure the ActixOne neighbor list analysis algorithm.

Copyright © Actix 2009. 64 . Commercial in confidence.Demonstration  Your trainer will now show you how to optimize your missing neighbor list.

Commercial in confidence.Comparing networks Copyright © Actix 2009. .

Commercial in confidence. you will learn:  About network comparison  About available options for network comparison  How to compare networks Copyright © Actix 2009. 66 .Overview In this session.

Commercial in confidence. 67 .What is network comparison?  Lets you compare performance between: – two different networks – attributes at the same network  You can compare your network performance: – by area – by location Copyright © Actix 2009.

You can use these to drill down further and see how the survey data compare. Copyright © Actix 2009.Demonstration  Your trainer will now demonstrate how to compare your network by: – Area – Location  The results of these comparisons are shown on the map. scatter chart and graphs. 68 . Commercial in confidence.

 Click to create a URL shortcut of your current page. Copy the URL and save it so that you can return to this page next time. 69 . Copyright © Actix 2009.  Export your result using the Export report options button.Exercise  You will now perform a delta comparison of two parameters of your network. Commercial in confidence.

Investigating problems Copyright © Actix 2009. . Commercial in confidence.

you will learn:  About the Problem Investigation module  About available options in Problem Investigation  How to view the network event overview  How to plot an attribute  How to investigate network problems Copyright © Actix 2009. 71 . Commercial in confidence.Overview In this section.

to view the problem attributes and understand the related conditions 72 Copyright © Actix 2009. from high-level to sector-level. . Commercial in confidence.The Problem Investigation module  This module presents an interface for identifying key problem areas and events that occurred in the network from data stored in the ActixOne database  You can view the result in a hierarchical way.

Commercial in confidence.Demonstration Your trainer will now demonstrate how to view the network overview. 73 . Copyright © Actix 2009.

74 . Copyright © Actix 2009.  Two types of views can be selected: – Plot by area – Plot by location  Your trainer will now demonstrate how to plot an attribute by area and location.Plotting attribute by area or by location  You can view your network information across the defined geographical areas. Commercial in confidence.

Commercial in confidence. Copyright © Actix 2009.Summary In this module you learned how to use ActixOne and find survey files. 75 . You also saw how to investigate problems and optimize networks.

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