LTE KPI Measurement Methodology and Acceptance Procedure

Here I write in simple word on LTE KPI Measurement Methodology and its Acceptance
Procedure. As it’s for only at network start up stage and now a day worldwide so many
operator starts to launch LTE and so this is the way for them to check of KPI in LTE
LTE KPI Measurement Methodology
The KPIs are formulated to measure the network performance in terms of Accessibility,
Integrity, Mobility, Retainability, and Subscriber perceived quality.
LTE KPIs are mainly classified into 5 classes, which are, Accessibility, Retainability,
Mobility, Latency, and Integrity. The KPI architecture is shown in the following figure.

statistics will not eligible statistical result without enough samples. using industry standards as reference to define network counters and KPIs. KPIs will be derived from the drive test analysis and stationary measurements. Statistics KPIs are not proposed and measured at this stage as the traffic is insufficient. the Service KPIs’ test is suggested to be performed by Stationary Test (ST) in the area with good RF conditions and close to the cell in order to eliminate the affect of poor RF or nonequipment factor and the test is proposed to be implemented under the condition of one serving cell. throughput. and this analysis and measurement are on the basis of cluster which constitutes a group of sites (20-40 sites). However.The above KPI classification fully considers the customer experience and focuses on the Quality of Experience. mainly determined by product performance. I recommend that only one cluster (named pilot cluster) is selected for the evaluation and acceptance for the Service KPIs. ping delay.g. After on-going optimization while the traffic keeps increasing after commercial launch. During the phase of preliminary acceptance before commercial launch. LTE KPI Acceptance Procedure LTE network KPI acceptance procedure for the two phases. no necessary for repeating the measurement in all clusters Based on the above reasons. etc. the KPI values of statistics probably might not be same with those in drive test due to different calculations and considerations. providing a wide range of network KPIs to reflect network factors that are relative to the service quality. configuration and parameter setting. LTE Service KPIs and LTE Network KPIs The Field Test KPIs into two categories: LTE Service KPIs and LTE Network KPIs. are recommended as shown above. preliminary acceptance and final acceptance. e. Service KPIs are the KPIs that are not subject to be effected by cluster tuning and optimization activities. . the final acceptance of the whole network performance on the basis of statistics will be implemented.

Handover Success Rate. so the Field Test (Drive Test and Stationary Test) KPIs are recommended for this phase. planning and optimization capabilities. statistics collection method could be introduced under the condition that a minimum amount of traffic per site at the Busy Hour is reached (the sufficient data are available).As This is general guide so it is change for different operator but it cover all KPI. low traffic (even empty) is not able to produce sufficient traffic data to evaluate the correlative Statistics KPIs. Optional) For Final Acceptance (after the commercial launch). Final Acceptance (Stability Acceptance. Based on worldwide experiences of LTE commercial networks.LTE Network KPIs. The main purpose of Preliminary Acceptance is to verify whether the optimized cluster achieves the coverage and performance requirements or not. How and Which KPI to Check before and after LTE Launch Operator always needs to check LTE performance before commercial launch and after commercial launch and here I write how and which KPI to check. . such as Call setup success rate. which is determined by the radio network environment. should be performed on the Drive Test (DT) routes in rollout clusters. Different measurement methods and KPI categories shall be taken into consideration so as to match the following two acceptance phases. Call Drop Rate. Preliminary Acceptance For Preliminary Acceptance (before the commercial launch). Proposed KPIs for Preliminary Acceptance The following table lists the proposed KPIs for Preliminary Acceptance. the following KPIs are suggested for Preliminary Acceptance and Final Acceptance separately. There are two types of methods for KPIs’ measurement: Field Test and Statistic Collection.

but the actual sites number of per cluster should be flexible to allow a faster rollout and acceptance.  Routes shall pass through Key business centers. major roads. Drive Test Route Selection For cluster optimization. In general the test routes shall be planned according to the following criteria:  All sectors of each site in the cluster should be covered by the drive route. neighboring relations. . along with surrounding neighbor cells. Cluster Optimization Performing optimization/acceptance per Cluster is recommended. tourist attractions and railway stations.Proposed KPIs for Final Acceptance (Stability Acceptance. the planning of the test route shall consider the handover performance. Cluster means a group of sites (Normally 20-40 sites) which are geographically neighbor and all the eNodeBs of this test cluster should be integrated and on air. coverage. if possible. Cluster and Test Route The following contents present recommendation for Cluster Optimization and the selection of Drive Test Route for LTE project. Optional) The following table lists the proposed KPIs for Final Acceptance. shopping centers. etc.