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VOICE QUALITY EVALUATION

FOLLOWING AMR-HR ACTIVATION
FOR SFR
ROUEN – FRANCE
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1 Executive Summary 8
2 Measurements Protocol 10
21 Measurements Area 10
211 !ndoor 10
212 "utdoor 10
22 Measurements Program 11
2# Parameters Setting 12
2$ Ascom %lass Distri&ution 1#
2' SFR %lass Distri&ution 1#
# Results 1$
#1 Platform tests 1$
#11 AMR()R different %odecs 1$
#12 Different S*eec+ versions %om*arison 1,
#2 "n field Measurements 1-
#21 .ood Radio %onditions 1-
#21A PA%E Statistics 1-
#21A1 Average Pace 1-
#21A2 Pace )istogram 18
! Do/nlin0 18
• All %odecs 18
• AMR()R 18
• EFR 11
• )R 11
!! 2*lin0 20
• All %odecs 20
• AMR()R 20
• EFR 21
• )R 21
#213 Ascom %lass Distri&ution 22
#21% SFR %lass Distri&ution 2#
## Poor radio %onditions 2$
##1 .lo&al results 2$
##1A PA%E Statistics 2$
##1A1 Average Pace 2$
##1A2 Pace )istogram 2'
! Do/nlin0 2'
• All %odecs 2'
• AMR()R 2'
• EFR 2,
• )R 2,
!! 2*lin0 2-
• All %odecs 2-
• AMR()R 2-
• EFR 28
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• )R 28
##13 Ascom %lass Distri&ution 21
##1% SFR %lass Distri&ution #0
##1D PA%E function of Rx6ual #1
##1D1 All %odecs #1
##1D2 AMR()R #1
##1D# EFR #2
##1D$ )R #2
##2 !ndoor Measurements ##
##2A PA%E Statistics ##
##2A1 Average Pace ##
##2A2 Pace )istogram #$
! Do/nlin0 #$
• All %odecs #$
• AMR()R #$
• EFR #'
• )R #'
!! 2*lin0 #,
• All %odecs #,
• AMR()R #,
• EFR #-
• )R #-
##23 Ascom %lass Distri&ution #8
##2% SFR %lass Distri&ution #1
##2D PA%E function of Rx6ual $0
##2D1 All %odecs $0
##2D2 AMR()R $1
##2D# EFR $1
##2D$ )R $2
##2E PA%E function of Rx7ev $#
##2E1 All %odecs $#
##2E2 AMR()R $$
##2E# EFR $$
##2E$ )R $'
### "utdoor Measurements $,
###A PA%E Statistics $,
###A1 Average Pace $,
###A2 Pace )istogram $-
! Do/nlin0 $-
• All %odecs $-
• AMR()R $-
• EFR $8
• )R $8
!! 2*lin0 $1
• All %odecs $1
• AMR()R $1
• EFR '0
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• )R '0
###3 Ascom %lass Distri&ution '1
###% SFR %lass Distri&ution '2
###D PA%E function of Rx6ual '#
###D1 All %odecs '#
###D2 AMR()R '$
###D# EFR '$
###D$ )R ''
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Figure #1 Average PA%E in good radio conditions 1-
Figure #2 All codecs8 D7 Pace )istogram in good radio conditions 18
Figure ## AMR()R8 D7 Pace )istogram in good radio conditions 18
Figure #$ EFR8 D7 Pace )istogram in good radio conditions 11
Figure #' )R8 D7 Pace )istogram in good radio conditions 11
Figure #, All codecs8 27 Pace )istogram in good radio conditions 20
Figure #- AMR()R8 27 Pace )istogram in good radio conditions 20
Figure #8 EFR8 27 Pace )istogram in good radio conditions 21
Figure #1 )R8 27 Pace )istogram in good radio conditions 21
Figure #10 Ascom %lass Distri&ution in good radio conditions 22
Figure #11 SFR %lass Distri&ution in good radio conditions 2#
Figure #12 Average PA%E in *oor radio conditions 2$
Figure #1# All codecs8 D7 Pace )istogram in *oor radio conditions 2'
Figure #1$ AMR()R8 D7 Pace )istogram in *oor radio conditions 2'
Figure #1' EFR8 D7 Pace )istogram in *oor radio conditions 2,
Figure #1, )R8 D7 Pace )istogram in *oor radio conditions 2,
Figure #1- All codecs8 27 Pace )istogram in *oor radio conditions 2-
Figure #18 AMR()R8 27 Pace )istogram in *oor radio conditions 2-
Figure #11 EFR8 27 Pace )istogram in *oor radio conditions 28
Figure #20 )R8 27 Pace )istogram in *oor radio conditions 28
Figure #21 Ascom %lass Distri&ution in *oor radio conditions 21
Figure #22 SFR %lass Distri&ution in *oor radio conditions #0
Figure #2# All codecs8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual #1
Figure #2$ AMR()R8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual #1
Figure #2' EFR8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual #2
Figure #2, )R8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual #2
Figure #2- Average PA%E for indoor cells in *oor radio conditions ##
Figure #28 All codecs8 D7 Pace )istogram for indoor cells #$
Figure #21 AMR()R8 D7 Pace )istogram for indoor cells #$
Figure ##0 EFR8 D7 Pace )istogram for indoor cells #'
Figure ##1 )R8 D7 Pace )istogram for indoor cells #'
Figure ##2 All codecs8 27 Pace )istogram for indoor cells #,
Figure ### AMR()R8 27 Pace )istogram for indoor cells #,
Figure ##$ EFR8 27 Pace )istogram for indoor cells #-
Figure ##' )R8 27 Pace )istogram for indoor cells #-
Figure ##, Ascom %lass Distri&ution for indoor cells in *oor radio conditions #8
Figure ##- SFR %lass Distri&ution for indoor cells in *oor radio conditions #1
Figure ##8 All codecs8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual for indoor cells $0
Figure ##1 AMR()R8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual for indoor cells $1
Figure #$0 EFR8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual for indoor cells $1
Figure #$1 )R8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual for indoor cells $2
Figure #$2 All codecs8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx7ev for indoor cells $#
Figure #$# AMR()R8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx7ev for indoor cells $$
Figure #$$ EFR8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx7ev for indoor cells $$
Figure #$' )R8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx7ev for indoor cells $'
Figure #$, Average PA%E for outdoor cells in *oor radio conditions $,
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Figure #$- All codecs8 D7 Pace )istogram for outdoor cells $-
Figure #$8 AMR()R8 D7 Pace )istogram for outdoor cells $-
Figure #$1 EFR8 D7 Pace )istogram for outdoor cells $8
Figure #'0 )R8 D7 Pace )istogram for outdoor cells $8
Figure #'1 All codecs8 27 Pace )istogram for outdoor cells $1
Figure #'2 AMR()R8 27 Pace )istogram for outdoor cells $1
Figure #'# EFR8 27 Pace )istogram for outdoor cells '0
Figure #'$ )R8 27 Pace )istogram for outdoor cells '0
Figure #'' Ascom %lass Distri&ution for outdoor cells in *oor radio conditions '1
Figure #', SFR %lass Distri&ution for outdoor cells in *oor radio conditions '2
Figure #'- All codecs8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual for outdoor cells '#
Figure #'8 AMR()R8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual for outdoor cells '$
Figure #'1 EFR8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual for outdoor cells '$
Figure #,0 )R8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual for outdoor cells ''
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>oice ?uality measurements /ere conducted for %egetel @et/or0 in order to measure t+e im*act
of AMR activation on t+e ?uality of voice =+e *erformed tests /ere done at Rouen on t+e *eriod
starting from 11910 to 21910 in order to com*are t+e s*eec+ ?uality *erformance of AMR()R codec to
t+e EFR and )R
=+ese tests /ere su&divided into t+ree main tests8
1 !ndoor tests /+ere t+ere is lac0 of coverage
2 "utdoor tests /+ere t+ere is severe interference
# "utdoor tests /+ere good radio condition is maintained
For eac+ of t+e a&ove mentioned test4 t+e follo/ing gra*+s are *resented in order to ?uantify t+e gain
&roug+t to t+e ?uality of s*eec+8
1 Pace Statistics AAverage PA%E and PA%E )istogramB
2 Sam*les Distri&ution AAscom %lass Distri&ution B
# PA%E function of Rx6ual for outdoor /+ere severe interference exists
$ PA%E function of Rx7ev for indoor measurements /+ere lac0 of coverage exists
From t+e results *resented t+roug+out t+is document4 it can &e concluded t+at8
• At good radio conditions8
1 %onsidera&le gain &roug+t to t+e ?uality of s*eec+ /+en using AMR()R codec if com*ared to
t+e normal )R AC 02' on PA%E scale for D7 or 27 *at+sB =+e follo/ing ta&le *resents a
+ig+lig+t on t+e results o&tained8
Path Compared Codecs Average PACE Delta
Downlink
AMR-HR vs. EFR 3.51 vs. 3.76 - 0.25
AMR-HR vs. HR 3.47 vs. 3.26 + 0.21
Uplink
AMR-HR vs. EFR 3.62 vs. 3.86 - 0.24
AMR-HR vs. HR 3.62 vs. 3.37 + 0.25
2 Percentage of t+e DExcellentE sam*les Aon M"S scaleB +ad significantly increased as s+o/n in
t+e follo/ing ta&le8
Path Compared Codecs % Excellent amples Delta
Downlink
AMR-HR vs. EFR 75.53 % vs 99.45% - 24%
AMR-HR vs. HR 53% vs 0% + 5!%
Uplink
AMR-HR vs. EFR 94.85 % vs 99.72% - 4."#%
AMR-HR vs. HR 96.66 % vs 0.28% + $%.!"%
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• At *oor radio conditions8
1 2nli0e AMR(FR4 t+e gain of AMR()R at *oor radio conditions is ?uite lo/ and slig+tly&etter
to t+e *erformance of t+e EFR and )R codecs =+is is normal since at lo/ %9! t+e '1 0&it9sec
and '1' 0&it9sec AMR()R codecs are used A=+ese codecs are ?uite close to t+e one used &y
)R A', 0&it9sec and less *rotected t+an t+e AMR(FR codecsB
2 =+e o&tained average PA%E in suc+ radio conditions are *resented in t+e follo/ing ta&le8
Path Compared Codecs Average PACE Delta
Downlink
AMR-HR vs EFR 2.91 vs. 2.94 - 0.0!
AMR-HR vs HR 2.74 vs. 2.75 - 0.01
Uplink
AMR-HR vs EFR 3.29 vs 3.21 + 0.0"
AMR-HR vs HR 3.31 vs. 3.04 + 0.2#
# =+e *ercentage of DExcellentE sam*les are slig+tly +ig+er t+an t+e normal )R AMore *rotection
is offered /it+ t+e use of '1' 0&it9sec AMR()R codecB and lo/er t+an t+e normal EFR =+ese
results are *resented in t+e follo/ing ta&le8
Path Compared Codecs % Excellent amples Delta
Downlink
AMR-HR vs EFR 14.59 % vs 51.02% - !%.4!%
AMR-HR vs HR 5.59% vs 0% + 5.5$%
Uplink
AMR-HR vs EFR 59.51% vs 63.86% - 4.!5%
AMR-HR vs HR 62.32 % vs 0.23% + %2.0$%
• !t s+ould &e noted t+at radio conditions on t+e D7 and 27 *at+s are not similar s*ecially in case of
severe interference A D7 interference is generated &y t+e 3=S transmitting at maximum *o/er all t+e
time /+ic+ is not t+e case on t+e 27 *at+B )o/ever in case of lac0 of coverage A7o/ Rxlev in case
of indoor cellsB4 s*eec+ ?uality on t+e 27 *at+ is distur&ed due to very lo/ received level at t+e >=S
side
• Fit+ t+e *resence of sufficient level Ainde*endent on t+e interference on t+e D7B4 t+e s*eec+
?uality on t+e 27 *at+ *rovided &y AMR()R codec is close to t+e one *rovided &y EFR =+is gain
/ill +ave a great im*act on t+e end(user *erce*tion es*ecially for MS to MS calls
• 3etter s*eec+ ?uality is ex*ected /+en o*timi5ing t+e *arameters for selection of t+e voice codecs
and t+e voice codecs t+emselves
• =+e "n(Field measurements +ad s+o/n a great degree of correlation &et/een t+ese measurements
and t+e one done on *latform
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=+e aim of t+ese tests /as to ?uantify t+e im*rovement &roug+t to t+e ?uality of s*eec+ /+en
activating t+e AMR()R and also to com*are t+e offered s*eec+ ?uality /it+ t+e different codecs
already in use in t+e net/or0
%.$ Me's,-e3e*ts A-e'
=/o Areas /ere defined for t+is 0ind of measurements8
%.$.$ I*doo-
=/o indoor *oints Aunderground carsG *ar0ingB /ere selected for t+is ty*e of measurements4 /+ic+
/ere suffering of lac0 of coverage =+e aim of t+is ty*e of test /as to com*are &et/een t+e &e+avior
of AMR()R and EFR9)R at *ractically lo/ level Aless t+an H(10B =+ese *oints are listed &elo/
%ell @ame 7A% %! =y*e "f Measurements
R"2E@(F@A%(M!%R"(2##28 $8-, 2##28 !ndoor
R"2E@(P"R=(MAR!=!ME('-,#, $8-, '-,#, !ndoor
%.$.% O,tdoo-
=/o outdoor areas suffering from strong interference /ere selected for t+is ty*e of measurements
=+e aim for suc+ measurements /as to com*are &et/een t+e &e+avior of AMR()R and EFR9)R at
interfered medium /it+ sufficient coverage and +ence deduce t+e gain &roug+t to t+e ?uality of voice
/it+ t+e AMR activation Anot+er outdoor measurement *oint /ere selected in order to c+ec0 t+e
s*eec+ ?uality at good radio conditions and +ence to com*are /it+ EFR9)R codecs =+ese *oints are
listed in t+e ta&le &elo/8
%ell @ame 7A% %! =y*e "f Measurements
S"==E>!77E(R("PA%($-,0' $8-, $-,0' "utdoor
"!SE7(0-,-- $8-, -,-- "utdoor
3"@SE%"2RS($-,0$ $8-, $-,0$ "utdoor 9 .ood Radio %onditions
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=+e 6uality of >oice measurements /ere conducted /it+ t+e follo/ing configuration8
• AS%"M 6voice A6>#.B /as used for t+e measurements
• =+e 6>S is connected to 1 !SD@ line in SFR *remises
• =+e 6>M is connected to 2 Sagem "=(210 mo&iles connected to external antennas
o MS1 on /+ic+ AMR /as activated
o MS2 on /+ic+ AMR /as deactivated
• =+e measurement *rogram for &ot+ c+annels is t+e follo/ing8
o %all Findo/ I $00 sec
o %all duration I #,0 sec
o Sam*le duration I ' sec
o Sam*le language I Frenc+
o 7in0 =y*e I )alf Du*lex
• @um&er of %alls *er measurements *oint8
o 2$ %alls in AMR()R
o 1$ %alls in )R
o 10 %alls in EFR
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=+e follo/ing ta&le *resents t+e setting of AMR *arameters used during t+e measurements8
Log+'l *'3e 2e)+*+t+o* M+* 7'l,e M'6 7'l,e Used 7'l,e
E@<AMR<)R
=+is flag controls /+et+er or not AMR
+alf rate is allo/ed in t+e cell
D!SA37E E@A37E E@A37E
E@<!@=RA<D7<AMR
=+is flag ena&les9disa&les t+e detection of
Dintracell do/nlin0E +andover cause
Acause 1,B for AMR calls
D!SA37E E@A37E D!SA37E
E@<!@=RA<27<AMR
=+is flag ena&les9disa&les t+e detection of
Dintracell u*lin0E +andover cause Acause
1'B for AMR calls
D!SA37E E@A37E D!SA37E
E@<AMR<%A
=+is flag ena&les9disa&les intracell )" for
AMR c+annel ada*tation A)andover
%auses 2, and 2-B
D!SA37E E@A37E D!SA37E
F"R3!D<AMR<@S
Flag to for&id 9 allo/ AMR noise
su**ressor in t+e MS
D!SA37E E@A37E D!SA37E
D=J Activation
Do/nlin0<D=J<ena&le<AMR<)R
=+is flag ena&les 9 disa&les t+e use of
do/nlin0 D=J for AMR )R s*eec+ calls
D!SA37E E@A37E D!SA37E
D=J<!@D!%A="R<)R<AMR
%ontrols u*lin0 D=J usage for .SM
*+ase 2 MS A**lies only for AMR )R
S+all 2se
S+all not
use
S+all not use
%odec Mode Ada*tation
AMR<)R<S23SE=
3itma* A, &itsB defining t+e codec su&set
t+at s+all &e used for AMR )R calls A1 to
$ codecsB
0 ,0
,- K&it9s4
'1 K&it9s4
'1' K&it9s
AMR<)R<=)R<1
=+res+old for AMR )R codec mode
ada*tation &et/een lo/est codec mode
and second lo/est codec mode
0 #1' 11 d3
AMR<)R<=)R<2
=+res+old for AMR )R codec mode
ada*tation &et/een second lo/est codec
mode and t+ird lo/est codec mode
0 #1' 12' d3
AMR<)R<=)R<#
=+res+old for AMR )R codec mode
ada*tation &et/een t+ird lo/est codec
mode and fourt+ lo/est codec mode
0 #1' 12' d3
AMR<)R<)LS=
)ysteresis for AMR )R codec mode
ada*tation
0 -' 2 d3
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%.& Aso3 Cl'ss 2+st-+(,t+o*
PA%E can &e classified into different AS%"M classes as follo/s8
l!ss R!n"#
E$%#ll#n& 'AE () 3.5
*oo+ 2.7 ,) 'AE , 3.5
F!i- 2.1 ,) 'AE , 2.7
'oo- 1.5 ,) 'AE , 2.1
.!+ 'AE , 1.5
=+ese a&ove mentioned classes /ere used t+roug+out t+is document for &etter analysis
%.. SFR Cl'ss 2+st-+(,t+o*
SFR %lass distri&ution /as also used
=+ese classes are defined as follo/8
l!ss R!n"#
E$%#ll#n& 'AE () 2.9
F!i- 1.9 ,) 'AE , 2.9
.!+ 'AE , 1.9
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" Res,lts
".$ :l't)o-3 tests
A reminder of t+e results o&tained on *latform AMay 200$B is *resented in t+is section For more
information4 *lease refer to t+e AMR<test<%egeteldoc
".$.$ AMR-HR d+))e-e*t Codes
A&'-('
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4
20 16 12 8 6 4 2 0
C/ I
AMR-HR 7.4
AMR-HR 5.9
AMR-HR 5.15
AMR-HR
From t+e a&ove gra*+ /e can notice t+at8
1 =+e +ig+ fluctuation of %9! measurements sent &y t+e mo&ile A%9! varies from
10 to 1, at actual %9! I1,B leads to t+e use of AMR()R -$ at %9! I1, and AMR()R '1' at
%9! I8
2 Even t+oug+ /it+ sta&le %9! measurements t+e t+res+olds for c+anging t+e
voice codecs and t+e num&er of codecs used s+ould &e o*timi5ed
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=+e gra*+ &elo/ s+o/s t+e ex*ected gain /it+ t+e use of t+e o*timi5ed values for t+e
t+res+olds and t+e voice codecs to &e used
Adapt)ve &*lt) 'ate +(al, 'ate-
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4
20 16 12 8 6 4 2 0
C/ I
AMR-HR
AMR-HR op&.
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".$.% 2+))e-e*t S;ee4 7e-s+o*s Co3;'-+so*
From t+e a&ove gra*+ /e can notice t+at8
1 =+e main gain &roug+t &y AMR(FR is /+en t+e radio conditions deteriorate A%9!
less t+an ,B4 t+e EFR M as /ell as FR9)R ( &ecomes inaudi&le &ut t+e ?uality of s*eec+ for
AMR(FR is considered as good according to t+e M"S scale
2 AMR()R *rovides &etter s*eec+ ?uality t+an t+e ordinary )R and is as good as t+e
FR at good radio conditionsA !t is a little &it lo/er t+an EFR M#8 for EFR and #, for AMR(
)R(4 &ut it remains in t+e excellent ?uality of s*eec+ on t+e M"S scaleB
# !n *oor radio conditions4 not a lot of im*rovement is ex*ected and no %9! gain is
ex*ected /+en com*aring /it+ t+e EFR A2 d3 of %9! gain is ex*ected /+en using t+e
o*timi5ed t+res+oldsB
$ 3etter s*eec+ ?uality is ex*ected /+en o*timi5ing t+e *arameters for selection of
t+e voice codecs and t+e voice codecs t+emselves
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=+e results o&tained from t+e measurements conducted in Rouen are *resented in t+is section and
su&divided as follo/8
".%.$ Good R'd+o Co*d+t+o*s
=+e results o&tained from "utdoor measurements *erformed in good radio conditions are
*resented in t+is section
".%.$.A :ACE St't+st+s
".%.$.A.$ A7e-'ge :'e
=+e follo/ing gra*+ *resents t+e gain &roug+t to t+e ?uality of voice /+en activating t+e AMR()R8
F+g,-e ".$ Average PA%E in good radio conditions
As seen from t+e a&ove *lot t+at /+en using AMR()R t+e ex*ected gain is around C02' Pace in t+e
D7 and t+e 27 *at+ as /ell
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F+g,-e ".% All codecs8 D7 Pace )istogram in good radio conditions
As seen from t+e a&ove gra*+4 voice ?uality offered &y AMR()R is around #'4 EFR #8 and ## for
)R .ra*+ *er codec is *resented in t+e follo/ing sections for more detailed information8
• AMR()R
F+g,-e "." AMR()R8 D7 Pace )istogram in good radio conditions
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F+g,-e "./ All codecs8 27 Pace )istogram in good radio conditions
As seen from t+e a&ove gra*+4 voice ?uality offered &y AMR()R is around #,4 EFR #1 and #$ for
)R .ra*+ *er codec is *resented in t+e follo/ing sections for more detailed information8
• AMR()R
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".%.$.> Aso3 Cl'ss 2+st-+(,t+o*
F+g,-e ".$! Ascom %lass Distri&ution in good radio conditions
As seen from t+e a&ove gra*+4 t+e *ercentage of excellent sam*les Aie Pace +ig+er t+an or e?ual to
#'B /+en using AMR()R is on t+e average around ,$N in D7 and 1,N in 27 =+is is considered as
a maOor advantage over t+e normal )R since almost all t+e sam*les for )R are in t+e good range
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F+g,-e ".$$ SFR %lass Distri&ution in good radio conditions
=+e a&ove gra*+ doesnGt s+o/ muc+ difference &et/een eac+ voice codec used since t+e t+res+olds
defined for differentiating eac+ class AExcellent4Fair43adB covers /ide ranges of PA%E *reventing an
accurate com*arison of different codecs
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".".$ Glo('l -es,lts
".".$.A :ACE St't+st+s
".".$.A.$ A7e-'ge :'e
=+e follo/ing gra*+ *resents t+e average PA%E o&tained at *oor radio conditions APoor %overage and
interferenceB
F+g,-e ".$% Average PA%E in *oor radio conditions
As seen from t+e a&ove gra*+4 s*eec+ ?uality *erformance for all t+e codecs in t+e do/nlin0
*at+ are ?uite close to eac+ ot+ers As for t+e 2*lin0 *at+ t+e s*eec+ ?uality *rovided &y t+e AMR()R
codec is &etter t+an &ot+ of t+emP more details /ill &e *resented in t+e follo/ing sections /+en
differentiating t+e results of indoor measurements and t+e outdoor one
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F+g,-e ".$" All codecs8 D7 Pace )istogram in *oor radio conditions
=+e a&ove gra*+ *resents t+e PA%E +istogram for different ty*e of codec !t can &e concluded from
t+e a&ove gra*+ t+at t+e s*eec+ ?uality *erformance offered &y AMR()R lies in t+e middle &et/een
t+e EFR and )R .ra*+s *er codec are *resented in t+e follo/ing sections for more detailed
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• AMR()R
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=+e results o&tained in t+e 27 *at+ in &ad D7 radio conditions is ?uite similar to t+e one o&tained at
good radio conditions )ence /e can conclude t+at inde*endent on t+e radio condition4 t+e gain in
s*eec+ ?uality on t+e 2*lin0 *at+ is around C02' t+an normal )R on t+e Pace scale
For more detailed results4 gra*+ *er codec is *resented in t+e follo/ing sections8
• AMR()R
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F+g,-e ".%$ Ascom %lass Distri&ution in *oor radio conditions
As seen from t+e a&ove gra*+4 t+e *ercentage of Poor and 3ad sam*les Aie Pace less t+an 21B on
t+e do/nlin0 *at+ /+en using AMR()R is lo/er t+an t+e ot+er codecs AEFR and )RB !n t+e 2*lin0
*at+4 s*eec+ ?uality *erformance is ?uite similar to t+e one offered &y EFR and muc+ +ig+er t+an t+e
one offered &y t+e )R =+is is considered as a maOor advantage over t+e normal )R since almost all
t+e sam*les for )R are in t+e good range
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From t+e a&ove gra*+4 /e can conclude t+e same results o&tained from t+e Ascom class distri&ution
/+ere t+e *ercentage of &ad sam*les of t+e AMR()R is lo/er t+an EFR in t+e D7 and 27 *at+
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F+g,-e ".%" All codecs8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual
=+e a&ove gra*+ *resents t+e PA%E as a function of Rx6ual Fe can conclude t+at at *oor radio
conditions Aie Rx6ual Q $B s*eec+ ?uality *erformance is almost t+e same for all t+e t+ree codecs
.ra*+s *er codec are *resented in t+e follo/ing sections for more detailed information8
".".$.2.% AMR-HR
F+g,-e ".%& AMR()R8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual
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F+g,-e ".%. EFR8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual
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F+g,-e ".%/ )R8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual
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!n t+is section4 t+e results o&tained from t+e indoor measurements M /+ere t+ere is lac0 of coverage
(done on t/o different cells are *resented &elo/
".".%.A :ACE St't+st+s
".".%.A.$ A7e-'ge :'e
=+e follo/ing gra*+ *resents t+e average PA%E o&tained at lo/ received level
F+g,-e ".%5 Average PA%E for indoor cells in *oor radio conditions
7ac0 of coverage /ill im*act t+e s*eec+ ?uality on t+e 27 and D7 *at+ at t+e same time =+is
is clearly seen on t+e a&ove gra*+ /+ere t+e results on t+e 27 and D7 *at+ are ?uite close to eac+
ot+ers !t can also &e concluded from t+e a&ove gra*+4 t+at AMR()R *rovides t+e &est s*eec+ ?uality
on t+e 27 and D7 *at+ in t+e regions suffering from lac0 of coverage
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F+g,-e ".%8 All codecs8 D7 Pace )istogram for indoor cells
=+e a&ove gra*+ *resents t+e PA%E +istogram for different ty*e of codec !t can &e concluded from
t+e a&ove gra*+ t+at t+e s*eec+ ?uality *erformance offered &y AMR()R lies in t+e middle &et/een
t+e EFR and )R .ra*+s *er codec are *resented in t+e follo/ing sections for more detailed
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• AMR()R
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F+g,-e "."% All codecs8 27 Pace )istogram for indoor cells
=+e results o&tained in t+e 27 *at+ in *oor D7 radio condition is ?uite similar to t+e one o&tained at
good radio condition for AMR()R )o/ever for t+e ot+er codec AEFR and )RB t+e *ercentage of
sam*les +aving good PA%E +ad decreased
For more detailed results4 gra*+ *er codec is *resented in t+e follo/ing sections8
• AMR()R
F+g,-e "."" AMR()R8 27 Pace )istogram for indoor cells
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F+g,-e "."/ Ascom %lass Distri&ution for indoor cells in *oor radio conditions
As seen from t+e a&ove gra*+4 t+e *ercentage of Poor and 3ad sam*les Aie Pace less t+an 21B on t+e
do/nlin0 *at+ /+en using AMR()R is lo/er t+an t+e ot+er codecs AEFR and )RB !n t+e 2*lin0 *at+4
s*eec+ ?uality *erformance offered &y AMR()R is slig+tly +ig+er t+an EFR and )R as /ell
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F+g,-e "."5 SFR %lass Distri&ution for indoor cells in *oor radio conditions
=+e results o&tained from t+e gra*+ a&ove are inline /it+ one o&tained /it+ t+e Ascom classes /+ere
t+e *ercentage of 3ad sam*les *rovided &y AMR()R codec is lo/er t+an t+e ot+er codecs
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F+g,-e "."8 All codecs8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual for indoor cells
=+e a&ove gra*+ *resents t+e PA%E as a function of Rx6ual Fe can conclude t+at at *oor radio
conditions Aie Rx6ual Q $B s*eec+ ?uality *erformance is almost t+e same for all t+e t+ree codecs
.ra*+s *er codec are *resented in t+e follo/ing sections for more detailed information8
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F+g,-e ".&% All codecs8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx7ev for indoor cells
=+e a&ove gra*+ *resents t+e PA%E as a function of Rx7ev Fe can conclude t+at at very lo/ Rx7ev4
t+e average PA%E offered &y AMR()R is slig+tly +ig+er t+an t+e one offered &y EFR and )R
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!n t+is section4 t+e results o&tained from t+e outdoor measurements M /+ere t+ere is severe
interference ( on t/o different cells are *resented &elo/
".".".A :ACE St't+st+s
".".".A.$ A7e-'ge :'e
=+e follo/ing gra*+ *resents t+e average PA%E o&tained at severe interference situation
F+g,-e ".&/ Average PA%E for outdoor cells in *oor radio conditions
S*eec+ 6uality *rovided on t+e 27 *at+ is as good as t+e one o&tained in t+e good radio
conditions =+is is normal since t+ere is no interference on t+e 27 *at+ and sufficient level is *rovided
leading to &etter s*eec+ ?uality As for t+e D7 *at+4 t+e s*eec+ ?uality *rovided &y AMR()R is
similar to t+e one *rovided &y )R and lo/er t+an t+e one *rovided &y EFR Anot ex*ectedB =+is result
is not relia&le since t+e num&er of s*eec+ ?uality sam*les ta0en at good Rx6ual for EFR is ?uite
+ig+er t+an t+e one ta0en for )R and AMR()R Please refer to Pace function of Rx?ual section for
&etter understanding of t+e s*eec+ ?uality *erformance of eac+ codec
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F+g,-e ".&5 All codecs8 D7 Pace )istogram for outdoor cells
=+e a&ove gra*+ *resents t+e PA%E +istogram for different ty*e of codec !t can &e concluded from
t+e a&ove gra*+ t+at t+e s*eec+ ?uality *erformance offered &y AMR()R lies in t+e middle &et/een
t+e EFR and )R .ra*+s *er codec are *resented in t+e follo/ing sections for more detailed
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F+g,-e "..$ All codecs8 27 Pace )istogram for outdoor cells
=+e results o&tained in t+e 27 *at+ in &ad D7 radio condition is ?uite similar to t+e one o&tained at
good radio condition )ence /e can conclude t+at inde*endent on t+e radio condition4 t+e gain in
s*eec+ ?uality on t+e 2*lin0 *at+ is around C02' t+an normal )R on t+e Pace scale
For more detailed results4 gra*+ *er codec is *resented in t+e follo/ing sections8
• AMR()R
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".".".> Aso3 Cl'ss 2+st-+(,t+o*
F+g,-e "... Ascom %lass Distri&ution for outdoor cells in *oor radio conditions
=+e *ercentage of DExcellentE sam*les for EFR codec is +ig+er t+an t+e ot+er codecs only due to
t+e +ig+ amount of sam*les ta0en at Rx?ual H $ "t+er/ise4 t+e *erformance of all t+e codecs is ?uite
close to eac+ ot+er =+e 27 sam*les distri&ution is similar to t+e one o&tained at good radio conditions
due to t+e *resence of sufficient coverage
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F+g,-e "../ SFR %lass Distri&ution for outdoor cells in *oor radio conditions
=+e results *resented in t+e a&ove gra*+ is inline /it+ t+e results *reviously o&tained /+ere t+e
*erformance of all t+e codecs Aexce*t EFRBis ?uite close to eac+ ot+ers
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F+g,-e "..5 All codecs8 D7 Average Pace *er Rx6ual for outdoor cells
=+e a&ove gra*+ *resents t+e PA%E as a function of Rx6ual Fe can conclude t+at at *oor radio
conditions Aie Rx6ual Q $B s*eec+ ?uality *erformance is almost t+e same for all t+e t+ree codecs
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".".".2." EFR
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