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Feature description

BCCH Super-reuse in BSC
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. . . . . 5 1 2 2. . . . . . . 7 BCCH Super-reuse on a super layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 BCCH Super-reuse on a regular layer . . . . 10 DN03534733 Issue 3-0 Id:0900d8058058faa3 3 . 6 Technical description of BCCH Super-reuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Requirements for BCCH Super-reuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summary of changes . . . . . . . . . . .BCCH Super-reuse in BSC Table of Contents This document has 11 pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 3 Overview of BCCH Super-reuse in BSC . . .

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the latest document issue contains all changes made to previous issues. No changes have been made due to changes in software. Therefore. Changes made between issues 2 and 1 The document has been revised throughout to comply with the latest documentation standards. Changes made between issues 3 and 2 In Overview of BCCH Super-reuse in BSC. the references have been improved.BCCH Super-reuse in BSC Summary of changes Summary of changes Changes between document issues are cumulative. DN03534733 Issue 3-0 Id:0900d8058058fa97 5 .

It uses the handover procedures and statistics of Handover Support for Coverage Enhancements or Enhanced Coverage by Frequency Hopping. the reuse of the serving cell BCCH frequency is not possible on a super layer of the same cell. However. There are two types of super-reused TRXs: • • a super-reused TRX (SR TRX) with a FRT 1-15 a BCCH super-reused TRX (BSR TRX) with a FRT 16 BCCH Super-reuse in BSC is an application software in the BSC.Overview of BCCH Super-reuse in BSC BCCH Super-reuse in BSC 1 Overview of BCCH Super-reuse in BSC BCCH Super-reuse in BSC introduces two solutions of getting more capacity in a singlelayer network where other solutions such as the multi-layer network are not applicable because of the limited frequency band in use. The reuse of the BCCH frequencies on a super layer without interfering with the same frequencies on a BCCH layer is possible by attenuating the maximum allowed transmission power of the super-reused TRX and by using RF hopping on a super layer. Related topics in BCCH Super-reuse in BSC • • Technical description of BCCH Super-reuse Requirements for BCCH Super-reuse Other related topics in BSC/TCSM documentation • Test and Activate • Radio Network Performance • BSS11155: BCCH Super-reuse • Activating and testing BSS11155: BCCH Super-reuse Reference • Parameters • BSS Radio Network Parameter Dictionary Descriptions • Feature descriptions • Radio Network Performance • Enhanced Coverage by Frequency Hopping • Macrocellular • Handover Support for Coverage Enhancements • • 6 Id:0900d8058058fa9a DN03534733 Issue 3-0 . The BCCH frequencies from a BCCH layer are reused for building a super layer.

Handover management Handover management between the layers is handled with Handover Support for Coverage Enhancement (HSCE). It is managed by decreasing the value of downlink signal strength by the value of the TRX-specific parameter level adjustment 1-10 (L1L10). For more information. g The parameters BS TX pwr offset (POFF) and level adjustment 1–10 (L1–L10) must be set to the same value. Call setup Call setup from an SDCCH channel of a regular TRX to a TCH channel of a BSR TRX is managed with the SDCCH direct access. the timing advance has to meet the requirements before a handover from a regular layer to a BSR layer can be performed. Attenuation is managed with the BS TX pwr offset (POFF) parameter.1 BCCH Super-reuse on a regular layer In this solution the BCCH frequencies from the regular layer are reused for building a super layer. is based on downlink signal strength measurements. The reuse of the BCCH frequencies without interfering with the same frequencies on a regular layer is possible by attenuating the maximum allowed transmission power of the BCCH Super-reuse (BSR) TRX and by using RF hopping on a BSR layer (BSR TRXs are hopping over neighbour BCCH frequencies). the TRX frequency type (FRT) of the BSR TRXs has to be set to 16. the handover from a regular layer to a BSR layer. That is. see Handover Support for Coverage Enhancement. see Handover Support for Coverage Enhancement. and vice versa. Regular BCCH BSR TRX Figure 1 BCCH Super-reuse on a regular layer DN03534733 Issue 3-0 Id:0900d8058058fa9d 7 . the level adjustment is taken from the TRX with the highest level adjustment value. The attenuation is taken into account in a call setup and in handover when evaluating the usability of a BSR TRX.BCCH Super-reuse in BSC Technical description of BCCH Super-reuse 2 Technical description of BCCH Super-reuse 2. For more information. In addition. g To get the maximum transmission power of the BSR TRX attenuated and the level adjustment taken into account. g If there are several BSR TRXs.

If an SR TRX is not available.Technical description of BCCH Super-reuse BCCH Super-reuse in BSC 2. In addition. That is. Call setup Call setup from an SDCCH channel of a SR TRX to a TCH channel of BSR TRX is managed with the direct access. This allows tighter reuse of the BCCH frequencies. g If there are several BSR TRXs. leaving the frequencies free for regular TRXs and thus giving more coverage and capacity. 8 Id:0900d8058058fa9d DN03534733 Issue 3-0 . The reuse of the BCCH frequencies without interfering with the same frequencies on the BCCH layer is possible by attenuating the maximum allowed transmission power of the additional BSR layer TRXs and by using RF hopping on that layer (BSR TRXs on additional BSR layer are hopping over neighbour BCCH frequencies). For more information. the BCCH frequencies are reused for building an additional BSR layer. see Enhanced Coverage by Frequency Hopping. Handover management Handover management between the layers is handled with Enhanced Coverage by Frequency Hopping. In addition. For more information.2 BCCH Super-reuse on a super layer In this solution the BCCH is on a super layer. an SR TRX is the first choice. the timing advance has to meet the requirements before a handover from a regular layer to a super layer can be performed. It is managed by decreasing the value of the downlink signal strength by the value of the TRX-specific parameter level adjustment 1–10 (L1– L10). the TRX frequency type (FRT) of the BSR TRXs has to be set to 16. The attenuation is taken into account in call setup and in handover when evaluating the usability of a BSR TRX. Handover from one super group to another (Inter-FRT handover) is also possible. a handover from a regular layer to a super layer and vice versa is based on downlink signal strength measurements. see Enhanced Coverage by Frequency Hopping. g Inter-FRT handover has to be enabled in order to get handovers work between the super groups. The attenuation is managed with the parameter BS TX pwr offset (POFF). When the call is handed over from a BSR TRX. g To get the maximum transmission power of the BSR TRX attenuated and the level adjustment taken into account. a regular TRX can be used. the level adjustment is taken from a TRX with the highest level adjustment value.

see Overview of BCCH Super-reuse in BSC. DN03534733 Issue 3-0 Id:0900d8058058fa9d 9 .BCCH Super-reuse in BSC Technical description of BCCH Super-reuse Regular 2 Regular 1 SR TRX BSR TRX Figure 2 BCCH Super-reuse on a super layer For an overview.

BS TX pwr) LevelAdjustmentInt1(k) >= SuperReuseGoodRxLevThreshold In channel allocation the BSR TRXs override the SR TRXs.BS TX pwr offset .BS TX pwr) LevelAdjustmentInt1(k) >= SuperReuseGoodRxLevThreshold In channel allocation the BSR TRXs override the SR TRXs. the level adjustment is taken into account in the evaluation of the BSR TRXs. TCH handover from a regular layer to a super layer When performing a level-based handover from a regular TRX to a BSR TRX.BS TX pwr) + LevelAdjustmentInt1(serving) >= SuperReuseGoodRxLevThreshold 10 Id:0900d8058058faa0 DN03534733 Issue 3-0 . The equation below is used: AV_RXLEV_DL_HO + (BS TX pwr max . the BSR TRXs are evaluated by taking the level adjustment into account.BS TX pwr) >= SuperReuseGoodRxLevThreshold TCH handover on a super layer When a handover takes place inside the serving TRX frequency type. When a handover takes place from a BSR TRX to an SR TRX. The evaluation of the SR TRXs is performed with the following equation: AV_RXLEV_DL_HO + (BS TX pwr max . the target SR TRXs are evaluated by taking the lower power level of the serving BSR TRX into account. The parameter direct access level (DAL) is a TRX-specific parameter.LevelAdjustmentIntf1(k) > direct access level(k) The evaluation of the SR TRXs is performed with the following equation: RXLEV_DL > direct access level(k) 'k' in the equation indicates the relevant Super-reused TRX. When evaluating the BSR TRXs for direct access. the estimation of other Super-reused TRXs in the same group is not needed. All the other super groups are evaluated as in the original direct access.Requirements for BCCH Super-reuse BCCH Super-reuse in BSC 3 Requirements for BCCH Super-reuse Super TRX priorisation in SDCCH direct access When performing the direct access. the measured downlink signal strength is decreased by the factor of the level adjustment as shown in the equation below: RXLEV_DL . The equation below is used: AV_RXLEV_DL_HO + (BS TX pwr max . The same principle also applies to level adjustment. When a handover takes place from an SR TRX to a BSR TRX (Inter-FRT HO). The highest DAL inside one TRX frequency type is always selected for calculations. the target BSR TRXs (FRT=16) are evaluated by taking level adjustment into account. In channel allocation the BSR TRXs override the SR TRXs. The equation below is used: AV_RXLEV_DL_HO + (BS TX pwr max .

BCCH Super-reuse in BSC Requirements for BCCH Super-reuse TCH handover from a super layer to a regular layer When evaluating the need to perform a handover from a Super-reused TRX to a regular TRX.BS TX pwr offset .BS TX pwr) <= SuperReuseBadRxLevThreshold The following equation is used when the call is currently on an SR TRX: AV_RXLEV_DL_HO + (BS TX pwr max . the evaluation is performed with the following equation when the call is currently on a BSR TRX: AV_RXLEV_DL_HO + (BS TX pwr max . see Overview of BCCH Super-reuse in BSC. DN03534733 Issue 3-0 Id:0900d8058058faa0 11 .BS TX pwr) <= SuperReuseBadRxLevThreshold For an overview.