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Technical Support Note

TS -BS S -GE N-0010-I1.0

Changed Method of OSC Capability Test
for Handsets
Radi o Network S ol uti ons
GS M/E DGE BS S
B S C, 2GB TS
RG40
Approval date: (05-Jan-2015)
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Flexi Multiradio BTS EDGE S16_2 EX5_2 2. mcTC. There are terminal models that do not report their SAIC capability to the network. In RG40 the method of OSC Capability Test has been modified to enable reliable reporting by all the terminals during an OSC capability test. OSC Capability Test for Handsets is a feature for finding out the terminals that do not report their SAIC capability but still have a SAIC algorithm and. SAIC. The test involves a short transmission period with QPSK modulation in downlink. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OSC Half Rate is exploiting terminals’ SAIC capability. VALIDITY System Product Release RG40 Flexi BSC. mcBSC Flexi EDGE Base Station. TS-BSS-GEN-0010-1. Because of this. and problems in the actual OSC mode. AMR HR.Purpose This document contains generic information about products. These can be instructions that explain problem situations in the field. BSC3i. that are discovered as OSC capable based on the test. announcements about changes or preliminary information as requirements for new features or releases. KEYWORDS OSC Capability. 5. instructions on how to prevent or how to recover from problem situations. TCSM3i.0 Confidential © Nokia Solutions and Networks 2014 . This has led into false OSC capability decisions. 4. have the capability for OSC. and then a related decision based on the downlink quality that a terminal reports during the test. DTX period.0 3/5 Version 1. The made changes have changed the behaviour of the feature. OSC Capability Test for Handsets involves a short test period during which BTS is transmitting with QPSK modulation to an MS. 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OSC Capability Test for Handsets is a feature for discovering terminals that do not report their SAIC capability but still have a SAIC algorithm and. are capable of OSC. COMPATIBILITY / DEPENDENCIES TO OTHER PRODUCTS Multiradio / Flexi EDGE BTS. thus. thus. While the original algorithm was maximizing the positive OSC capability decisions the new one is maximizing the reliability of the decisions. a reduction in the number of terminals. With the original OSC Capability Test implementation it has been observed that all the terminals are not reporting reliably their downlink quality during the OSC capability test. may be observed. BSC decides the terminal’s OSC capability based on the quality that the MS reports during the test period. EX5_2 3.

the reliability of the test results has improved. With this change all the terminals that are not handling the filler frames properly in AMR HR were reporting bad quality and. may be observed.0 Confidential © Nokia Solutions and Networks 2014 . However. To work around this problem BTS is indicating DL DTX as being in use. SOLUTION / INSTRUCTIONS The number of made OSC capability tests and the number of positive OSC capability decisions can be followed with the counters of the MS Capability Indication measurement: - 071047 OSC CAPABILITY TESTS. and problems in the actual OSC mode. BSC was changed to use constantly the FULL downlink quality field in the results of the OSC test period. All the terminals are not able to decode the filler frames properly while in an AMR half rate (AMR HR) call but report bad downlink quality in the FULL quality field. irrespective of the DTX indication made by the BTS. In RG40 the method of OSC Capability Test has been modified for AMR HR connections to enable terminals’ reliable reporting in the FULL downlink quality field during an OSC capability test.BTS is using continuous transmission during the OSC test period. While the original algorithm was maximizing the positive OSC capability decisions the new one is maximizing the reliability of the decisions. 071048 OSC CAPABLE AFTER TEST. Instead of filler frames. that are discovered as OSC capable based on the test. NOTES None. BTS is now using speech frames in implementing the continuous transmission required for OSC capability testing during a DL DTX period. With this original OSC Capability Test implementation it has been observed that some terminals are not including properly the result of QPSK bursts in the SUB quality values they report. were regarded as incapable of OSC. With this change the performance of the OSC capability test feature was drastically reduced calling for further improvement. thus. This instructs BSC to use the SUB quality field instead. TS-BSS-GEN-0010-1. Due to the vast diversity of terminal makes and models. a reduction in the number of terminals. 7. REFERENCES None. This leads into too optimistic OSC capability decisions. the changes that OSC Capability Test shows when the system is upgraded to RG40. 6. The first correction to eliminate the false positive OSC capability decisions was made in S16. avoiding the bad quality reports that result from the terminals’ incapability with the filler frames. The changes made in BSC and BTS SW have changed the behaviour of the OSC capability test. If the test transmission occurs during a DTX period.0 4/5 Version 1. 8. Because of this.1 Step3 BSC SW. vary in different environments. BTS will use additional filler frames to have the transmission going on continuously. and even dropped calls.

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