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1 About This Document..................................................................................................................1
1.1 Scope..............................................................................................................................................................................1
1.2 Intended Audience..........................................................................................................................................................1
1.3 Change History...............................................................................................................................................................1

2 Overview.........................................................................................................................................6
2.1 Introduction....................................................................................................................................................................6
2.2 Benefits...........................................................................................................................................................................6
2.3 Architecture....................................................................................................................................................................7

3 Technical Description...................................................................................................................9
3.1 Concepts.........................................................................................................................................................................9
3.1.1 CCU and CEU.............................................................................................................................................................9
3.1.2 ICIC Working Mode....................................................................................................................................................9
3.2 Principles......................................................................................................................................................................11
3.2.1 Starting an Optimization Task...................................................................................................................................12
3.2.2 Identifying Areas with High Interference and Heavy Load......................................................................................13
3.2.3 Configuring and Optimizing ICIC Working Modes and Edge Band Modes............................................................13

4 Related Features...........................................................................................................................15
5 Network Impact...........................................................................................................................17
6 Engineering Guidelines.............................................................................................................18
6.1 When to Use Adaptive ICIC.........................................................................................................................................18
6.2 Required Information...................................................................................................................................................18
6.3 Planning........................................................................................................................................................................20
6.4 Deployment..................................................................................................................................................................20
6.4.1 Process.......................................................................................................................................................................21
6.4.2 Requirements.............................................................................................................................................................21
6.4.3 Data Preparation........................................................................................................................................................22
6.4.4 Precautions.................................................................................................................................................................32
6.4.5 Initial Configuration..................................................................................................................................................32
6.4.6 Activation Observation..............................................................................................................................................35
6.4.7 Optimization Advice Confirmation and Delivery.....................................................................................................36
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6.4.8 Reconfiguration.........................................................................................................................................................38
6.4.9 Deactivation...............................................................................................................................................................39
6.5 Performance Monitoring...............................................................................................................................................39
6.6 Parameter Optimization................................................................................................................................................40
6.6.1 eCoordinator Parameters...........................................................................................................................................40
6.6.2 eNodeB Parameters...................................................................................................................................................41
6.7 Troubleshooting............................................................................................................................................................42

7 Parameters.....................................................................................................................................44
8 Counters........................................................................................................................................46
9 Glossary.........................................................................................................................................47
10 Reference Documents...............................................................................................................48

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About This Document

1.1 Scope
This document describes LOFD-060201 Adaptive Inter-Cell Interference Coordination,
including its technical principles, related features, network impact, and engineering guidelines.
Any managed objects (MOs), parameters, alarms, or counters described herein correspond to
the software release delivered with this document. Any future updates will be described in the
product documentation delivered with future software releases.
This document applies only to LTE FDD. Any "LTE" in this document refers to LTE FDD, and
"eNodeB" refers to LTE FDD eNodeB.

1.2 Intended Audience
This document is intended for personnel who:
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Need to understand the features described herein

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Work with Huawei products

1.3 Change History
This section provides information about the changes in different document versions. There are
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Changes in wording or addition of information that was not described in the earlier version

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None Added 6. None Editorial change None None eRAN6.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 1 About This Document Change Type Change Description Parameter Change Feature change Modified the mechanism of optimization task. None eRAN6. None Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.6.0 02 (2013-05-30) This issue includes the following changes.2 eNodeB Parameters.0 03 (2013-08-30) This issue includes the following changes. Ltd.2. 2 . the eCoordinator identifies areas with high interference and heavy load. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Change Type Change Description Paramet er Change Feature change Deleted original section 3.. Change Type Change Description Parameter Change Feature change Add the description of adaptive ICIC affects uplink resource block allocation strategy in 4 Related Features.2 Required Information and 6." After an adaptive ICIC task starts. Added the followling parameters for the MML command ADD OPTIFEATURE on the eCoordinator side: l RunningMode l HighInterCellInterThd l ICICAreaAvgInterThd l HighInterCellRbUsageThd l HighInterCellUserNumThd l RegionIdentifySwitch Editorial change Modified the description of 6.5 Performance Monitoring.2 "Turning on the Adaptive ICIC Switch.

eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 1 About This Document Change Type Change Description Paramet er Change Editorial change None None eRAN6.. Modified OptiPeriod . l Added the description of Min_3(3 Minutes) for the OptiPeriod parameter in Table 6-2. Ltd. Change Type Change Description Paramete r Change Feature change l Added the Min_3(3 Minutes) value for the OptiPeriod parameter.0 01 (2013-05-15) This issue includes the following changes. 3 . Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.

" l Added the description of conditions under which the adaptive ICIC switch is turned off in section 3. l Modified the descriptions of operations and figures in "Using the M2000" in 6.2.1 Starting an Optimization Task.2 Requirements. l Added the description of conditions under which the adaptive ICIC switch is turned on in section 3. l Added the counter L.2. l Added the description of fields contained in optimization advice in 6.4.4.5 Performance Monitoring.4.1 CCU and CEU. l Added the description for setting the range of NEs to be managed by the eCoordinator in 6.DL. l Added the description of the recommended settings of ImplementMode in Table 6-3.2. 4 . l Added suggestions for delivering optimization advice in 6.4.2 "Turning on the Adaptive ICIC Switch. l Added the description of impact on UL MU-MIMO in 4 Related Features. Ltd.5 Initial Configuration. l Added methods for troubleshooting exceptions of optimization tasks in 6.1. l Modified the description of areas where adaptive ICIC is to be activated in 3. l Added the description of operations on the M2000 in the application style.4.2 "Turning on the Adaptive ICIC Switch.Thrp. It is used for monitoring adaptive ICIC performance in 6. None l Changed every occurrence of network-level ICIC switch to adaptive ICIC switch.2.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 1 About This Document Change Type Change Description Paramete r Change Editorial change l Modified the description of scheduling policies for CEUs and CCUs in 3.Time. l Modified the description of the impact on system capacity and network performance in 5 Network Impact.5 Initial Configuration.6 Activation Observation.7 Optimization Advice Confirmation and Delivery.. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co." l Modified the description of periodic reconfigurations of the adaptive ICIC working modes and edge band modes in 3. l Modified the license requirements for adaptive ICIC in 6.7 Optimization Advice Confirmation and Delivery.4.3 Configuring and Optimizing ICIC Working Modes and Edge Band Modes.

5 ..7 Troubleshooting.0.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description Change Type Change Description 1 About This Document Paramete r Change l Modified the description of fault handling in 6. Ltd. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. eRAN6.0 Draft A (2012-03-25) This document is created for eRAN6.

Adaptive ICIC takes effect on a per cell basis and is applicable to multi-operator core network (MOCN) and RAN sharing scenarios. see ICIC Feature Parameter Description. ICIC divides the frequency band of a cell into center and edge bands and classifies users into cell center users (CCUs) and cell edge users (CEUs). In addition. Fixed manual configuration cannot adapt to changes in UE type (CCU or CEU) distribution and cell load. adaptive ICIC automatically configures edge band modes and optimizes ICIC working modes and edge band modes based on load changes. 2.. l Adaptive ICIC determines whether to enable ICIC in an area based on inter-cell interference and cell load. With the eCoordinator for centralized management and eNodeBs for distributed control. With ICIC. Huawei eNodeBs support static. 6 . Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.2 Benefits Adaptive ICIC offers the following benefits: l Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Reduces interference between cells with the same frequency and bandwidth. and adaptive ICIC. and increases CEU throughput.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 2 Overview 2 Overview 2. Adaptive ICIC has the following differences from static ICIC and dynamic ICIC: l Static ICIC and dynamic ICIC require manual configuration of ICIC switches. Adaptive ICIC implements soft frequency reuse and effectively controls inter-cell interference. This document describes LOFD-060201 Adaptive Inter-Cell Interference Coordination. For details about static ICIC and dynamic ICIC. the eNodeB schedules CCUs and CEUs on different cell bands and allocates different power to CCUs and CEUs. dynamic. adaptive ICIC automatically adjusts cell edge band modes based on inter-cell interference and edge load information that is automatically collected and processed.1 Introduction ICIC works with scheduling and power control to mitigate inter-cell interference. Ltd.

3 Architecture Figure 2-1 shows the network architecture for adaptive ICIC.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description l 2 Overview Automatically implements ICIC. and yellow areas indicate different cells under the same eNodeB. l Reports the measurement results to the eNodeB. Figure 2-1 Network architecture for adaptive ICIC In Figure 2-1: l The blue. Ltd. Table 2-1 describes the functions of NEs involved in adaptive ICIC. reduces operators' workload for ICIC configuration. Table 2-1 Functions of NEs involved in adaptive ICIC NE Function UE l Measures the reference signal receiving power (RSRP) of the serving cell and neighboring cells. l The red lines illustrate the connections between the eCoordinator and the eNodeBs and U2000 after adaptive ICIC is enabled. l The black lines illustrate the connections between the eNodeBs and the U2000 before adaptive ICIC is enabled. and lowers operation costs. 2. purple. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.. 7 .

8 . l Displays the status of adaptive ICIC. l Displays the status of adaptive ICIC. whose network element (NE) type is eCoordinator.. eCoordinator l Configures ICIC working modes and edge band modes based on cell information reported by eNodeBs and delivers the configuration results to the eNodeBs. eCoordinator LMT l Serves as a supplementary platform for enabling and disabling adaptive ICIC. the eCoordinator: l Maintains network-level interference data and cell edge load data. Ltd. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. U2000 l Serves as a platform for enabling and disabling adaptive ICIC. serves as a coordinator in a radio network and provides the platform for implementing adaptive ICIC. l Implements the adaptive ICIC algorithm by generating configurations of ICIC working modes and edge band modes based on network-level interference data and cell edge load data.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 2 Overview NE Function eNodeB l Reports cell information (including inter-cell interference data and cell edge load data) to the eCoordinator. l Updates the ICIC working modes and edge band modes for cells based on the configurations delivered by the eCoordinator. Specifically. NOTE Huawei eCoordinator. l Delivers the configurations to eNodeBs for implementation.

9 . All UEs share the whole cell band. For details about power control. the transmit power of each UE is determined by the uplink power control algorithm. Reuse1 In Reuse1 mode.1 CCU and CEU Similar to static ICIC and dynamic ICIC. For details about how to identify the type of a UE. If there are remaining frequency resources on the edge band or CCUs have a higher scheduling priority on the edge band than CEUs.1. eNodeBs can also schedule CCUs on the edge band.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 3 Technical Description 3 Technical Description 3. UEs are not classified into CCUs or CEUs. 3. see ICIC Feature Parameter Description.1. the cell band is not divided into center and edge bands. Reuse3.2 ICIC Working Mode Adaptive ICIC can work in three modes: Reuse1. and Reuse6. Ltd.. In the uplink. CCUs and CEUs are scheduled as follows: l Power allocation eNodeBs allocate higher power to CEUs and lower power to CCUs. l Band allocation – eNodeBs preferentially schedule CCUs on the center band. – eNodeBs preferentially schedule CEUs on the edge band. If there are remaining frequency resources on the center band. In the downlink. eNodeBs can also schedule CEUs on the center band.1 Concepts 3. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. see Power Control Feature Parameter Description. adaptive ICIC also classifies UEs into CCUs and CEUs. The division of a cell band into center and edge bands varies according to the ICIC working mode. all UEs use the same power to receive signals.

1/6 of the cell band is configured as the edge band.4 MHz or 3 MHz can work only in Reuse1 mode. For example.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 3 Technical Description All cells work in Reuse1 mode initially. 10 . Reuse3 In Reuse3 mode. respectively. the edge band occupies 1/3 of the cell band. and high sub-bands. Reuse6 In Reuse6 mode. Figure 3-1 Reuse3 mode As shown in Figure 3-1. and the remaining 5/6 of the cell band is configured as the center band. the lowest 1/3 of the cell band works as the edge band. 1/3 of the cell band is configured as the edge band. Figure 3-1 shows the Reuse3 mode. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. and Pattern3-3. The three modes correspond to low. if a cell uses Pattern3-1. Ltd. there are three edge band modes in Reuse3 mode: Pattern3-1. Cells that have the same bandwidth but different frequencies or have the same frequency but different bandwidths in an area and cells with a bandwidth of 1. medium. In each mode. Pattern3-2. Figure 3-2 shows the Reuse6 mode. Cells that have the same bandwidth but different frequencies or have the same frequency but different bandwidths in an area and cells with a bandwidth of 1..4 MHz or 3 MHz cannot work in Reuse3 mode. and the remaining 2/3 of the cell band is configured as the center band.

to ensure sufficient downlink bandwidth. cells with a bandwidth of 1. the highest 1/6 of the cell band works as the edge band. UEs can work only on continuous uplink bands.Frequency Division Multiple Access (SC-FDMA) in the uplink.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 3 Technical Description Figure 3-2 Reuse6 mode As shown in Figure 3-2. Ltd. To prevent the uplink band from being too fragmented. if a cell uses Pattern6-6. 3 MHz. Therefore.4 MHz. For example. the eCoordinator configures and optimizes the ICIC working modes and edge band modes based on inter-cell interference and cell load. 3.. a cell cannot use the Reuse6 mode in the uplink. In addition.2 Principles After adaptive ICIC is activated. Figure 3-3 shows the working principles of adaptive ICIC. there are six edge band modes (Pattern6-1 to Pattern6-6) in Reuse6 mode. or 5 MHz cannot work in Reuse6 mode in the downlink. LTE uses Single Carrier . 11 . In each mode. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. The six modes correspond to six sub-bands in ascending order of frequency. the edge band occupies 1/6 of the cell band.

the eCoordinator configures and optimizes the ICIC working modes and edge band modes. Based on the identification results.1 Starting an Optimization Task You can select all cells or some cells under the eCoordinator or under a specified eNodeB as the area for which adaptive ICIC is to be activated. Adaptive ICIC can be activated and deactivated using the M2000 or MML commands on the eCoordinator LMT. downlink.2. After adaptive ICIC is activated. or both.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 3 Technical Description Figure 3-3 Working principles of adaptive ICIC 3. and use the OptiType parameter to determine whether adaptive ICIC takes effect in uplink. the eCoordinator identifies areas with high interference and heavy load based on the cell load and inter-cell interference.. Ltd. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. 12 .

3. Based on the identification results. the eCoordinator identifies areas with high interference and heavy load based on cell load and inter-cell interference information reported by eNodeBs. The cell load information includes the average physical radio block (PRB) usage and the average number of to-be-scheduled UEs. based on which it configures the ICIC working modes and edge band modes.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 3 Technical Description 3. the eCoordinator sets the ICIC working mode to Reuse3 and configures the edge band mode for each cell.3 Configuring and Optimizing ICIC Working Modes and Edge Band Modes Self-Configuration The eCoordinator periodically evaluates the cell load and inter-cell interference. the eCoordinator marks the area a heavily loaded cell. Areas with High Interference The RSRP values of the serving cell and neighboring cells reported by UEs are used to determine whether an area has high interference. see ICIC Feature Parameter Description. The eNodeBs calculate unidirectional interference weights based on the reported RSRP values. Otherwise. UEs send ICIC A3/A6 measurement reports to the eNodeBs. and periodically report the NRTs to the eCoordinator. l Issue 04 (2014-03-15) For cells in an area with high interference and heavy load. calculates bidirectional interference weights based on unidirectional interference weights. If two cells have Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. For details about the description of events A3 and A6. the eCoordinator marks the area a lightly loaded area. and identifies areas with high interference. The eCoordinator generates a network-level NRT based on the cell-level intra-frequency NRTs.5 exceed 30%. An area experiences high interference if the average interference weight of all cells in this area has reached a certain threshold. The eCoordinator identifies areas with heavy load based on the cell load information.2.2 Identifying Areas with High Interference and Heavy Load In each optimization period. The following describes how to identify areas with high interference: 1. 2. record them in cell-level intra-frequency neighboring relation tables (NRTs). 13 . NOTE A unidirectional interference weight is the weight of the interference generated from one cell to another cell..2. the eCoordinator configures and optimizes the ICIC working modes and edge band modes. Each report includes the RSRP values of the UEs' serving cell and neighboring cells. 3. NOTE Bidirectional interference weights refer to the weights of the interference generated from cell A to cell B and from cell B to cell A. If both the percentage of cells whose average PRB usage is greater than 70% and the percentage of cells whose average number of to-be-scheduled UEs is greater than 2. Areas with Heavy Load The eNodeBs report cell load information to the eCoordinator.

the eCoordinator determines whether to reconfigure the edge band modes for cells in Reuse3 and Reuse6 modes periodically (at the second level).. l If the average number of PRBs used for CEUs in a cell is greater than 1/6 and less than 1/3 of the total number of PRBs on the entire cell band. Based on this information. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. 14 . the cell attempts to expand its edge band. the eCoordinator also sets the ICIC working mode to Reuse1. If the edge bands of neighboring cells are not actually shrunk. the eCoordinator checks whether the bidirectional interference weights have reached a certain threshold. Therefore. l If the average number of PRBs used for CEUs in a cell is greater than 1/3 of the total number of PRBs on the entire cell band. l If the average number of PRBs used for CEUs in a cell is less than 1/6 of the total number of PRBs on the entire cell band. – If so. After determining the ICIC working mode in an optimization period.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 3 Technical Description the same edge band mode. Ltd. the eCoordinator sets the ICIC working mode to Reuse1. the cell fails to expand its edge band and retains a fixed edge band that is 1/3 of the entire cell band. the eCoordinator sets the ICIC working mode of the cell to Reuse6 and the cell shrinks its edge band. the eCoordinator changes the ICIC working modes of the two cells to Reuse6 and configures different edge band modes for the two cells. adaptive ICIC periodically optimizes the ICIC working modes and edge band modes. the eCoordinator checks the eNodeB-reported average number of PRBs used for CEUs. the ICIC working modes and edge band modes of the two cells remain unchanged. l For cells in an area without high interference. – If not. l For cells in an area with high interference and light load. Self-Optimization Inter-cell interference changes with cell load and UE type distribution. the eCoordinator sets the ICIC working mode of the cell to Reuse3.

uplink adaptive ICIC is mutually exclusive to LOFD-003029 SFN. When the eCoordinator collects network information and determines whether ICIC takes effect. further reducing inter-cell interference. Ltd..eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 4 Related Features 4 Related Features Prerequisite Features Adaptive ICIC requires support from the following features related to scheduling and power control: l LBFD-002025 Basic Scheduling l LOFD-001015 Enhanced Scheduling l LOFD-00101502 Dynamic Scheduling l LBFD-002026 Uplink Power Control l LBFD-002016 Dynamic Downlink Power Allocation With features related to scheduling. static ICIC or dynamic ICIC will be automatically disabled. the eNodeBs schedule the CEUs of a cell on the edge band of this cell. and therefore mitigate inter-cell interference in the frequency domain. l If static ICIC or dynamic ICIC is enabled on a network where adaptive ICIC has been enabled. adaptive ICIC is mutually exclusive with the following static ICIC and dynamic ICIC features: l LBFD-00202201 Downlink Static Inter-Cell Interference Coordination l LOFD-00101401 Downlink Dynamic Inter-Cell Interference Coordination l LBFD-00202202 Uplink Static Inter-Cell Interference Coordination l LOFD-00101402 Uplink Dynamic Inter-Cell Interference Coordination In addition. Mutually Exclusive Features In LTE FDD. and dynamic ICIC. the eNodeBs allocate appropriate power resources to CCUs and CEUs. the Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. You can enable only one of the following for a cell: adaptive ICIC. static ICIC or dynamic ICIC will not work. static ICIC. 15 . l If adaptive ICIC is enabled on a network where static ICIC or dynamic ICIC has been enabled. With features related to power control.

In Reuse1 mode. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. Downlink power control allocates appropriate power resources to CCUs and CEUs based on the UE types and the PA values configured for CCUs and CEUs. The target cells for downlink adaptive ICIC change from physical cells to SFN cells. – If dynamic UL ICIC has been enabled and the CellUlschAlgo.. it is recommended that adaptive ICIC not be used together with static ICIC or dynamic ICIC. l Downlink adaptive ICIC affects SFN. l Uplink adaptive ICIC can be used together with LOFD-001002 UL 2x2 MU-MIMO. some edges of the physical cells become part of the SFN cell center.UlRbAllocationStrategy parameter (which indicates the uplink resource block allocation strategy) has been set to FS_INRANDOM_ADAPTIVE(Fs InRandom Strategy). Therefore. the band on which UEs are scheduled and the power allocated to UEs vary. Adaptive ICIC affects scheduling in both uplink and downlink. Impacted Features Adaptive ICIC has impacts on scheduling and power control and UL MU-MIMO. see Power Control Feature Parameter Description. – Adaptive ICIC provides edge band modes and UE types (CCU or CEU) for scheduling. If multiple physical cells are combined into one single frequency network (SFN) cell. For details about the description and configuration of PA. the eNodeBs schedule the CEUs of a cell on the edge band and schedule CCUs preferentially on the center band. downlink adaptive ICIC achieves lower edge performance gain. If UE throughput is too low during handovers or radio bearer setups. the proportion of DL CEUs and the interference in the entire network decrease. Consequently. Ltd. The eNodeBs can also schedule CCUs on the entire cell band. all UEs use the same PA value. However.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 4 Related Features ICIC working mode of the cell is changed to Reuse1. – In adaptive ICIC. If other cell parameters remain unchanged. which causes UE throughput fluctuation and deteriorates user experience. In this case. UL MU-MIMO may not provide the optimal performance gains after uplink adaptive ICIC is enabled. this parameter is automatically adjusted to FS_NONFS_ADAPTIVE(Fs nonFs Strategy) when the eNodeB enters the ICIC state. This is because UL MU-MIMO aims to increase uplink cell capacity while uplink adaptive ICIC increases the throughput of CEUs by decreasing the throughput of CCUs to guarantee cell coverage. and therefore may decrease uplink cell capacity. 16 . Adaptive ICIC affects scheduling in both uplink and downlink. l Adaptive ICIC provides UE type information for downlink power control. the handover success rate may decrease and the call drop rate may increase. l Adaptive ICIC affects scheduling.

NOTE If the network experiences high interference and heavy load. l The eNodeB sends UEs the RRC Connection Reconfiguration message. adaptive ICIC optimizes the ICIC working modes and edge band modes of cells. which contains the setting of UE transmit power. 17 . the system capacity does not decrease by more than 5%.. Otherwise. Adaptive ICIC reduces the system capacity because the downlink transmit power of CCUs is reduced. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 5 Network Impact 5 Network Impact System Capacity Adaptive ICIC increases the throughput of CEUs by reducing inter-cell inter-CEU interference. adaptive ICIC has no impact on network performance. Adaptive ICIC increases the number of signaling messages over the air interface because: l Adaptive ICIC requires that UEs detect and report the RSRP of neighboring cells to the eNodeB in event A3 or A6 to distinguish between CEUs and CCUs in a cell. Generally. Ltd. The decrease in system capacity depends on the user distribution in the cell. Network Performance Adaptive ICIC enhances network coverage by increasing the throughput of CEUs.

It is recommended that adaptive ICIC be activated when intra-frequency cells experience high interference and heavy load. collect site information such as inter-site distance and the counters related to network load and interference. Counters Related to Network Load l Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Numbers of uplink and downlink UEs in a cell Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. uplink adaptive ICIC is not applicable.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines 6 Engineering Guidelines 6. As downlink adaptive ICIC has a negative gain in system capacity. it is recommended that downlink adaptive ICIC work with the frequency selection scheduling mode and the policy of rounding up the number of required RBGs to achieve larger capacity and better edge performance. uplink and downlink traffic volumes are generally not balanced. In this case. Ltd. see Scheduling Feature Parameter Description.1 When to Use Adaptive ICIC Adaptive ICIC can be used when intra-frequency cells of an LTE network cause interference with each other. It is recommended that adaptive ICIC be activated on the full hour to facilitate performance measurement. it is recommended that the eCoordinator work in static mode and instruct cells to work in Reuse3 mode. Adaptive ICIC does not affect ongoing services and therefore can be activated any time.. As uplink load is greatly lighter than downlink load. it is recommended that frequency selective scheduling and interference-randomization-based allocation be used for uplink PRB allocation to achieve edge performance gain while not sacrificing cell capacity. For details about frequency selective scheduling and interferencerandomization-based allocation. In a wideband system.2 Required Information Before activating adaptive ICIC on an LTE network. 6. 18 . On commercial networks.

PRB.Traffic.ChMeas. Ltd.Traffic.Used.ActiveUser.ChMeas.Max Maximum number of activated UEs in the downlink 1526728972 L.A vg Average number of uplink PRBs used by CEUs 1526728480 L.Avg Average number of PRBs used by the PDSCH 1526728479 L.Tot al Total number of activated UEs with standardized or extended QCIs in the uplink buffer 1526728969 L.DL.Max Maximum numbers of downlink CEUs Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.CEU.ActiveUser.User.Avg Average numbers of downlink CEUs 1526727381 L.Avg Average number of UEs 1526727379 L.Traffic.Used.Traffic.UL.DL.Avg Average number of activated UEs in the uplink 1526728973 L.Max Maximum number of UEs 1526728445 L.Traffic.CEU.ChMeas.Traffic.ActiveUser.CEU.DL.CEU.Traffic.Used.QCI.Traffic.UL.PRB.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description l 6 Engineering Guidelines Counter ID Counter Name Counter Description 1526727378 L..ChMeas.ActiveUser.Traffic.ActiveUser.Avg Average number of activated UEs in the downlink 1526728970 L.Max Maximum number of activated UEs Average numbers of used uplink and downlink PRBs Counter ID Counter Name Counter Description 1526726737 L.UL.User.Max Maximum number of activated UEs in the uplink 1526728975 L.PRB.ActiveUser.Used.PRB.Traffic.Traffic. 19 .ActiveUser.DL.Avg Average number of used uplink PRBs 1526726740 L.A vg Average number of downlink PRBs used by CEUs Counters Related to Network Interference l Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Numbers of uplink and downlink CEUs in a cell Counter ID Counter Name Counter Description 1526727380 L.Avg Average number of activated UEs 1526728976 L.UL.UL.

ChMeas.PUSCH.CQI.ChMeas.ChMeas. If the neighboring cells use different frequencies or bandwidths.31 Number of times MCS index N (N = 0 to 31) is selected for PUSCH scheduling 1526727444 to 1526727475 L.ChMeas.MCS.ChMeas.0 to L.MCS.CQI.15 Number of times the reported CQI of the whole frequency band is N (N = 0 to 15) 6. Ltd.0 to L.31 Number of times MCS index N (N = 0 to 31) is selected for PDSCH scheduling Number of times the reported CQI of the whole frequency band is N (N = 0 to 15) in a cell Counter ID Counter Name Counter Description 1526727396 to 1526727411 L.Traffic.. 20 .ULCEU.4 Deployment Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. Hardware Planning The eCoordinator and M2000 must be deployed. adaptive ICIC does not take effect on the neighboring cells and the neighboring cells only work in Reuse1 mode.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description l l 6 Engineering Guidelines Counter ID Counter Name Counter Description 1526728473 L. 6.Max Maximum numbers of uplink CEUs Number of times MCS index N (N = 0 to 31) is selected for PUSCH and PDSCH scheduling in a cell Counter ID Counter Name Counter Description 1526727412 to 1526727443 L.PUSCH.Traffic.DL.PDSCH.ChMeas.0 to L. The cell bandwidth in an optimization zone must be greater than or equal to 5 MHz.DL.3 Planning RF Planning None Network Planning It is recommended that the neighboring cells in an optimization zone use the same frequency and bandwidth.MCS.ULCEU.PDSCH.Avg Average numbers of uplink CEUs 1526728474 L.MCS.

which are DBS3900. The eCoordinator has been installed. and other features. and ECO6910 Commissioning Guide. and BTS3900AL LTE.0 or later. BTS3900A.1 Process Figure 6-1 outlines the procedure for deploying adaptive ICIC.4. 21 . Adaptive ICIC is applicable only to macro cells in eRAN6. l LTE macro cells served by multi-mode base stations..4. and BTS3900AL. BTS3900. Ltd. respectively. initially configure. ECO6910 Initial Configuration Guide. BTS3900 LTE. which are DBS3900 LTE.2 Requirements This section describes the deployment requirements for hardware. License Operators have purchased and activated the following licenses on the eCoordinator side: Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. For details about how to install. licenses. including: l LTE macro cells served by single-mode base stations. System Configurations Intra-frequency neighboring relationships are configured between the cells in an optimization zone. and commission the eCoordinator. initially configured.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines 6. BTS3900L. eNodeB Hardware eNodeBs are available. BTS3900L LTE. Figure 6-1 Procedure for deploying adaptive ICIC 6. and commissioned. see ECO6910 Installation Guide. BTS3900A LTE. The eCoordinator is available and connected to eNodeBs.

Optimization Object Type OptiObjType Network plan (negotiation not required) This parameter specifies the type of optimization objects. the optimization objects are all cells under the corresponding NE. When this parameter is set to NE(NE).3 Data Preparation There are three types of data sources: l Network plan (negotiation required): parameter values planned by the operator and negotiated with the evolved packet core (EPC) or peer transmission equipment l Network plan (negotiation not required): parameter values planned and set by the operator l User-defined: parameter values set by users Table 6-1 Parameters for an optimization zone and optimization objects Parameter Name Parameter ID Data Source Setting Notes Optimization Zone ID OptiZoneId User-defined This parameter uniquely identifies an optimization zone on the eCoordinator. Optimization Zone Name OptiZoneName User-defined This parameter specifies the optimization zone name. When this parameter is set to ECO(ECO). 22 . Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.. When this parameter is set to CELL(CELL). the optimization objects are all cells managed by the eCoordinator.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines l ECO6910 Basic Software-LTE FDD (cell) l ECO6910 LTE FDD Hardware Capacity (per 50 cell) l Adaptive Inter-Cell Interference Coordination-LTE FDD (cell) Adaptive Inter-Cell Interference Coordination-LTE FDD (cell) limits the total number of cells that can be optimized by adaptive ICIC. Ltd.4. the eCoordinator reports ALM-51301 Number of Resources Used Exceeding Alarm Threshold Specified by License. If the number of selected cells exceeds the licensed limit. 6. the optimization object is a specified cell.

set this parameter to CellIndex so that you can run the LST LTECELL command to query the indexes of all LTE cells managed by the eCoordinator.. Optimization Object RAT RAT Network plan (negotiation not required) This parameter indicates the RAT used in a cell to be optimized. When Optimization Object Type is set to CELL. it is good practice to set this parameter to DL (DownLink).eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines Parameter Name Parameter ID Data Source Setting Notes Optimization Object ID OptiObjId Network plan (negotiation not required) This parameter uniquely identifies an optimization object. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. When Optimization Object Type is set to NE. This parameter is available only when Optimization Object Type is set to CELL. Table 6-2 Parameters for adaptive ICIC Parameter Name Parameter ID Data Source Setting Notes Optimization Type OptiType Network plan (negotiation not required) This parameter specifies the optimization type for cell edge bands. so that cell edge bands are optimized only in the downlink. set this parameter to NeIndex so that you can run the LST NE command to query the indexes of all NEs managed by the eCoordinator. 23 . Ltd. Because traffic volume is large in the downlink and small in the uplink.

Ltd. Set this parameter to Day_1(1 Day) or longer if more than 2000 cells are to be optimized. Set this parameter to Hour_1(1 Hour) or longer if between 100 and 2000 cells are to be optimized. Optimization Feature Name OptiName Service Name User-defined This parameter specifies the name of an optimizati on task. This setting shortens the duration from the time when adaptive ICIC is started to the time when the eCoordinator generates optimization advice. Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines Parameter Name Parameter ID Data Source Setting Notes Optimization Period OptiPeriod Network plan (negotiation not required) This parameter specifies the optimization period for adaptive ICIC.. The system implements optimization each time the optimization period arrives. Set this parameter to Min_3(3 Minutes) if less than 20 cells are to be optimized. Table 6-3 Parameters for an optimization task Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Parameter Name Parameter ID GUI Parameter Name on the M2000 Data Source Setting Notes Optimization Feature Index OptiFeatureId Feature ID User-defined This parameter uniquely specifies the ID of an optimizati on task on the eCoordinat or. 24 .

eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description Issue 04 (2014-03-15) 6 Engineering Guidelines Parameter Name Parameter ID GUI Parameter Name on the M2000 Data Source Setting Notes Feature Type FeatureType Service Type Network plan (negotiation not required) This parameter specifies the type of an optimizati on task. select LTE Adaptive ICIC.. If MML commands are used. 25 . Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. set this parameter to AICIC (AICIC). If the M2000 is used. Ltd.

Parameter values and their meanings: FDD: Only FDD cells are optimized. or BOTH (for MML command) /Both (for the M2000). 26 . BOTH/ Both: Both FDD and TDD cells are optimized.. TDD. including FDD. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines Parameter Name Parameter ID GUI Parameter Name on the M2000 Data Source Setting Notes Optimize Cell Type OptiCellType Cell Type Network plan (negotiation not required) This parameter specifies the type of a cell to be optimized. TDD: Only TDD cells are optimized. Ltd.

Ltd.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines Parameter Name Parameter ID GUI Parameter Name on the M2000 Data Source Setting Notes Optimization Parameter Template ID ParaId Parameter Policy Network plan (negotiation not required) This parameter uniquely specifies the ID of an optimizati on parameter template. Optimization Zone ID OptiZoneId Optimization Zone Network plan (negotiation not required) This parameter uniquely specifies the ID of an optimizati on zone. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. The optimizati on parameter template is added by running the ADD AICICOP TIPARA command.. The optimizati on zone is added by running the ADD OPTIZO NE command. 27 .

Parameter values and their meanings: ON: enable OFF: disable Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines Parameter Name Parameter ID GUI Parameter Name on the M2000 Data Source Setting Notes Feature Switch EnableSwitch Start Optimization Service Network plan (negotiation not required) This parameter indicates whether to enable an optimizati on task.. 28 . Ltd.

NOW: The optimizati on advice is implement ed immediate ly after it is generated. Ltd.. The eCoordinat Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. 29 . Parameter values and their meanings: MANUAL : The optimizati on advice is implement ed only after you have confirmed it.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines Parameter Name Parameter ID GUI Parameter Name on the M2000 Data Source Setting Notes Optimization Implementation Mode ImplementMode Execution Mode Network plan (negotiation not required) This parameter indicates the mode for implement ing the optimizati on advice. TIMER: The optimizati on advice is automatica lly implement ed at the scheduled time.

eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description Parameter Name Parameter ID 6 Engineering Guidelines GUI Parameter Name on the M2000 Data Source Setting Notes or generates optimizati on advice on reconfigur ation of adaptive ICIC working mode based on the cell load and inter-cell interferenc e in an optimizati on period. If optimizati on advice is not delivered to eNodeBs in time. the reconfigur ed ICIC working mode will not adapt to the cell load and inter-cell interferenc e in an optimizati on period. It is good practice to set this parameter Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.. weakening the effect of adaptive ICIC. 30 . Ltd.

To address this issue. 31 .eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description Parameter Name Parameter ID 6 Engineering Guidelines GUI Parameter Name on the M2000 Data Source Setting Notes to NOW so that the ICIC working mode can adapt quickly to the cell load and inter-cell interferenc e. Ltd. the optimizati on advice will be frequently updated on the M2000. If OptiPerio d is set to Min_3(3 Minutes).. which makes it difficult to manually deliver the optimizati on advice. set Implemen tMode to NOW. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.

The generated optimizati on advice is delivered only at the scheduled time. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.. 6. It is recommended that the M2000 be used to initially configure adaptive ICIC because the NEs to be managed by the eCoordinator can be added only on the M2000 client.4 Precautions None 6. This parameter is used when Optimizati on Implement ation Mode is set to TIMER. 32 .5 Initial Configuration Adaptive ICIC can be initially configured using the M2000 or using MML commands on the eCoordinator LMT.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines Parameter Name Parameter ID GUI Parameter Name on the M2000 Data Source Setting Notes Optimization Delivery Time ImplementSchedule Schedule Time Network plan (negotiation not required) This parameter indicates the time that the optimizati on advice is scheduled for delivery.4.4. Ltd.

. or right-click the eCoordinator and choose The Setting dialog box is displayed. 1. 1.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines Using the M2000 Before initially configuring adaptive ICIC. Under Available NEs. perform the following operations: Step 1 Configure the range of NEs to be managed by the eCoordinator. as shown in Figure 6-3. Choose Configuration > eCoordinator Settings (traditional style). 4. 33 . Click Next. Log in to the M2000 client. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. Choose the target eCoordinator in the navigation tree and click Modify from the shortcut menu. Step 2 Specify the zone to be optimized by the eCoordinator. The eCoordinator Settings window is displayed. 2. as shown in Figure 6-2. and then Click OK. Figure 6-2 Setting dialog box 3. Click to update the range of NEs to be managed by the eCoordinator. select the NEs to be managed by the eCoordinator and add them to Selected NEs. 5. or double-click Configuration and then choose Settings > eCoordinator Settings (application style). Click the Zone Settings tab in the eCoordinator Settings window. upload the eCoordinator mediation software to the M2000 server. Specify User Name and Password. The Add Zone dialog box is displayed. To initially configure adaptive ICIC on the M2000 client. Click . Ltd. . Click the NE Settings tab in the eCoordinator Settings window.

type the Zone Name. select the target eCoordinator and click optimization parameters. Step 3 Set the optimization parameters. Click the Optimization Management tab in the LTE Adaptive ICIC window.. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. In the Add Zone dialog box. Step 4 Create an optimization task. Choose SON > LTE Adaptive ICIC (traditional style). see Table 6-2. 2. and click OK. Log in to the M2000 client. Ltd. 2. Select the optimization objects under Available Objects. to create On the Parameter Policy tab page. The Create Optimization Service dialog box is displayed. Click to create an optimization task. The LTE Adaptive ICIC window is displayed. 3. 1. 34 . Set the parameter values and then click Save. or double-click SON and then choose Self Optimization > LTE Adaptive ICIC (application style). Click to update the optimization zones. add them to Selected Objects.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines Figure 6-3 Add Zone dialog box NOTE Cells under a newly added NE will be displayed under Available Objects ten minutes after the NE is added. For parameter details. 1.

For the troubleshooting method. 6 Engineering Guidelines Set the parameter values and click OK in the Create Optimization Service dialog box. see Table 6-1. the value of the Status field changes to Completed. For parameter details. Step 3 Run the ADD AICICOPTIPARA command to add optimization parameters for adaptive ICIC. see Step 1 in Using the M2000.4. see Table 6-2. refer to the procedures for handling ALM-51304 Task Running Abnormal in ECO6910 Alarm Reference. Click Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. – The value Stopped indicates that the task has been stopped. see Table 6-1. The system displays the optimization advice on the Optimization Advice tab page in the right pane of the Optimization Management tab page. see Table 6-3. For parameter details. For parameter details. – The value Running indicates that the task is running properly. see Table 6-3. On the Optimization Management tab page. select an optimization task and click Check the value of the Status field in the displayed Query Optimization Service dialog box.6 Activation Observation Using the M2000 Use either of the following methods to check the running status of adaptive ICIC on the M2000. l Checking the value of the Status field .eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 2. Step 2 Run the ADD OPTIOBJ command to add an optimization object. Step 4 Run the ADD OPTIFEATURE command to add an optimization task.. When the optimization is complete. to restart the task. add NEs to be managed by the eCoordinator on the M2000 client and then log in to the eCoordinator LMT to perform the following operations: NOTE For details about how to add NEs to be managed on the M2000 client. ----End 6. For parameter details. Step 1 Run the ADD OPTIZONE command to add an optimization zone. as shown in Figure 6-4. 35 . – The value Exception indicates that the task failed. For parameter details. Ltd. ----End Using MML Commands To initially configure adaptive ICIC using MML commands.

l If the value of State is Stopped. On the tab page. The SON Log window is displayed. set Log Category to Adaptive ICIC Log. 36 . l If the value of State is Abnormal. Ltd.4. do as follows: Step 1 On the M2000 client. Step 3 Click Synchronize in the lower right corner of the SON Log window. To restart the optimization task. the optimization task failed.7 Optimization Advice Confirmation and Delivery If the Optimization Implementation Mode parameter is set to MANUAL(MANUAL). Step 2 Click the Query SON Log tab. set Event Name to Not Limited. the generated optimization advice must be confirmed by the operator before it can be delivered to Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. choose SON > SON Log.. the optimization task is running properly. ----End Using MML Commands Run the DSP OPTIFEATURE command to check the running status of the optimization task. Step 4 Click Query.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines Figure 6-4 Querying the status of an optimization task l Checking the SON logs The M2000 logs the optimization tasks related to adaptive ICIC. To check the logs for the task status. refer to the procedures for handling ALM-51304 Task Running Abnormal in ECO6910 Alarm Reference. In the command output: l If the value of State is Running. To troubleshoot. run the MOD OPTIFEATURE command with Feature Switch set to ON(ON). and set Event Source Object and Time Period as required. the optimization task has been stopped. 6.

If an optimization task is started using MML commands.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines eNodeBs. as shown in Figure 6-5. and all of the optimization advice in the same batch must be delivered together. click the Optimization Advice tab. perform the following operations: Step 1 On the M2000 client. Ltd. Figure 6-5 Optimization advice ----End The optimization advice involves the following fields: l CGI (MCC-MNC-eNodeB ID-Cell ID) l eNodeB Name l Cell Name l DlEarfcn l DlBandWidth l UL BandMode l UL Suggestion l DL BandMode l DL Suggestion Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.select a piece of optimization advice and click deliver it. 37 . It is good practice to use the M2000 to view and deliver the optimization advice. or double-click SON and then choose Self Optimization > LTE Adaptive ICIC (application style). even if you choose to deliver some pieces of optimization advice in a batch. The progress bar shows the progress for the delivery and implementation of the optimization advice. Step 2 On the Optimization Management tab page. The LTE Adaptive ICIC window is displayed. thereby adversely affecting the network performance.. the M2000 automatically displays the optimization advice. the reconfigured ICIC working mode will not adapt to the cell load and inter-cell interference. To confirm and deliver the optimization advice. to Step 3 On the Optimization Advice tab page. NOTE l If the delivered optimization advice is not the latest. choose SON > LTE Adaptive ICIC (traditional style). It is recommended that the latest batch of optimization advice be used. l The M2000 delivers all of the optimization advice in the same batch to eNodeBs.

choose SON > LTE Adaptive ICIC (traditional style). 38 . Click the Optimization Management tab and click Optimization Task dialog box is displayed. 1. 1. choose Configuration > eCoordinator Settings (traditional style).. On the M2000 client. The LTE Adaptive ICIC window is displayed. Change the value of Execution Mode.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description l Cell FDD TDD Indication l Generated On l Execution Time l Operation Type l Operation Status l Rollback Time 6 Engineering Guidelines 6. Modify the parameter policy. Ltd. The LTE Adaptive ICIC window is displayed. 2. to modify the settings of the NOTE If an optimization task using a parameter policy is currently underway. or double-click SON and then choose Self Optimization > LTE Adaptive ICIC (application style). perform the following operations: If… Then… Modify parameters for an optimization zone. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. choose SON > LTE Adaptive ICIC (traditional style). The eCoordinator Settings window is displayed. or double-click SON and then choose Self Optimization > LTE Adaptive ICIC (application style). Click the Parameter Policy tab and click optimization parameters. The optimization period for an optimization task restarts from the time when the optimization task is restarted. Using MML Commands To reconfigure adaptive ICIC using MML commands. The Modify 3. or double-click Configuration and then choose Settings > eCoordinator Settings (application style).8 Reconfiguration Using the M2000 To reconfigure adaptive ICIC on the M2000 client. to modify parameters for an 2. click optimization zone. On the M2000 client. On the M2000 client. 1. perform the following operations as required. modifying the Optimization Type parameter of the parameter policy will restart this task. 2. Modify the execution mode. .4. On the Zone Settings tab page.

Modify the optimization objects.5 Performance Monitoring Check the changes in the following items after adaptive ICIC is activated: l Uplink and downlink CEU throughput l Average uplink and downlink edge spectral efficiency l Number of times different modulation and coding scheme (MCS) indexes are scheduled in the uplink and downlink These changes reflect the effect of adaptive ICIC. Run the MOD AICICOPTIPARA command.. Run the ADD OPTIOBJ command to add an object. Modify the parameters for an optimization task.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines To… Do… Modify the optimization zone. Ltd.9 Deactivation Using the M2000 Select the adaptive ICIC feature on the M2000 and click to deactivate it. Modify the parameter settings for adaptive ICIC. modifying the Optimization Type parameter of the parameter policy will restart this task. 6. The optimization period for an optimization task restarts from the time when the optimization task is restarted. Using MML Commands Run the MOD OPTIFEATURE command with Feature Switch set to OFF(OFF) to stop the optimization task. The average edge spectral efficiency can be calculated using the following formula: Average edge spectral efficiency = Total bits of user data from CEUs in a cell/(Total duration for transmission of CEU data in a cell x Average number of PRBs used by CEUs in a cell) Table 6-4 lists the counters used to monitor adaptive ICIC. Run the MOD OPTIFEATURE command. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. 39 . Run the ADD OPTIZONE command to add a zone.4. 6. NOTE If an optimization task using a parameter policy is currently underway.

bits.Thrp.UL.UL.ChMeas.0 to L.PDSCH.Avg Average number of PRBs used by the uplink CEUs in a cell 1526728480 L.DL.Avg Average number of PRBs used by the downlink CEUs in a cell 1526727444 to 1526727475 L.PRB.Thrp.CEU Total bits of user data transmitted at the PDCP layer to the downlink cell edge UEs (CEUs) in a cell 1526728478 L.ChMeas.ChMeas. Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.MCS.PDSCH.Time.ChMeas.PUSCH.bits.Thrp.PUSCH.CEU Total duration for the PDCP layer receiving user data from uplink cell edge UEs (CEUs) in a cell 1526728477 L.ChMeas.0 to L.CEU.DL.MCS.MCS.Thrp.1 eCoordinator Parameters l Issue 04 (2014-03-15) The Optimization Period parameter specifies how often the eCoordinator analyzes network conditions and provides the optimization advice. 31 Number of times MCS index 0 is scheduled on the PUSCH to Number of times MCS index 31 is scheduled on the PUSCH 1526728262 L.PRB.DL Total traffic volume of downlink PDCP SDUs in a cell 6. 40 .Thrp.6.. Ltd. Used.bits. 31 Number of times MCS index 0 is scheduled on the PDSCH to Number of times MCS index 31 is scheduled on the PDSCH 1526727412 to 1526727443 L.UL.Time.DL.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines Table 6-4 Counters used to monitor adaptive ICIC Counter ID Counter Name Description 1526728475 L.Thrp.Time.CEU Total bits of user data received at the PDCP layer from uplink cell edge UEs (CEUs) in a cell 1526728476 L.CEU.ChMeas.CEU Total duration for the PDCP layer transmitting user data to the downlink cell edge UEs (CEUs) in a cell 1526728479 L.DL Total transmit duration of downlink PDCP SDUs in a cell 1526728261 L.6 Parameter Optimization 6.MCS. Used.

and some UEs are no longer regarded as CEUs and no longer coordinated by the eNodeB. the parameter value can be modified as required. These parameters are used to adjust the number of CEUs by adjusting the edge scope reported in ICIC events.. However. and CellULIcicMcPara. It is recommended that cells providing continuous coverage be selected to form an optimization zone.8 Reconfiguration. l If one of these parameters is adjusted to a small value. if the proportion of CEUs is far beyond or below 1/3 in an area during a period. All of the cells to be optimized form an optimization zone.CEU. In conclusion. these UEs are scheduled on the center band. the cell mode and network performance remain stable for a long period of time. adjust the corresponding parameter and enable the proportion to be closer to 1/3.A3Offsetparameters. For details. However.4. In most cases. – If the parameter value is too small. and the average number of downlink CEUS is measured by the L. the number of CEUs decreases. the cell mode cannot be updated in a timely manner if the interference or cell load varies. see 6. respectively. In the downlink. which deteriorates the performance of these UEs. which may adversely affect network performance.Traffic.DlIcicSchMode parameter: Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. it is easy to trigger the reporting of the corresponding ICIC event. the eCoordinator can trace changes in network conditions quickly and provide the appropriate optimization advice. As a result. and some CEUs that really require performance improvement cannot be coordinated and therefore their performance deteriorates.Avg counter. the number of CEUs increases.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines – If the parameter value is too large.Traffic.ULCEU. However. As a result. The parameter settings have the following impact: l If one of these parameters is adjusted to a large value. the eCoordinator will be heavily loaded for a long period of time and may cause fluctuations in network performance. these UEs are regarded as CCUs and scheduled with low power. CellDLIcicMcPara.2 eNodeB Parameters Offset Parameters of ICIC A3 and A6 Events The offset parameters of downlink ICIC A3 event. 41 . For details. Scheduling Policy Used in Downlink ICIC The scheduling policy used in downlink ICIC is specified by the CellDlschAlgo. Ltd. l Optimization objects are cells to be optimized by adaptive ICIC. retain the default value of the Optimization Period parameter. which is Hour_1(1 Hour). and uplink ICIC A3 event are specified by the CellDLIcicMcPara. it is difficult to trigger the reporting of the corresponding ICIC event. The average number of uplink CEUs is measured by the L. You can add or remove objects to adjust the range of an optimization zone. which leads to high interference with neighboring cells and affects the CEU performance of neighboring cells. 6. When CEUs in an area accounts for about 1/3 of the total number of UEs in this area.6. see 6.Avg counter.A6Offset. downlink ICIC A6 event.8 Reconfiguration. In the uplink.A3Offset.4. ICIC achieves the best performance.

clear the alarm by following the procedures provided in ECO6910 Alarm Reference. clear the alarm by following the procedures provided in ECO6910 Alarm Reference. UEs whose G factor values are less than the G factor threshold are selected as CEUs. you can determine the parameter value based on the MCS distribution of UEs in an area and enable the proportion of CEUs to be closer to 1/3. the number of CEUs increases. 6. Ltd. l If this parameter is adjusted to a small value. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.DlIcicUserAttrGfactorThd parameter. G Factor Threshold Used in Downlink Adaptive ICIC The G factor threshold for determining the type of a UE is specified by the CellDlIcic.7 Troubleshooting Optimization Task Startup Failure If an optimization task fails to start. When downlink adaptive ICIC is enabled. clear the alarm by following the procedures provided in ECO6910 Alarm Reference. In conclusion. l If not. the number of CEUs decreases. contact Huawei engineers.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines l The parameter value EDGE_USER_NO_PRIO(Edge User No Prio) indicates that CCUs can preempt the edge band and therefore CCUs have better performance than CEUs. 42 . l The parameter value EDGE_USER_PRIO(Edge User Prio) indicates that CCUs can be scheduled on the edge band only after CEUs are scheduled on the edge band and therefore CEUs have better performance than CCUs. contact Huawei engineers. l If so. perform the following operations: Step 1 Check whether ALM-51301 Number of Resources Used Exceeding Alarm Threshold Specified by License has been reported. The parameter settings have the following impact: l If this parameter is adjusted to a large value. When downlink adaptive ICIC is enabled. ----End Optimization Advice Delivery Failure If the optimization advice fails to be delivered. check whether ALM-51153 eCoordinator and NE Disconnect Alarm has been reported.. l If not. Step 2 Check whether ALM-51304 Task Running Abnormal has been reported. l If so. go to Step 2. you can adjust the performance of CEUs or CCUs by adjusting the scheduling policy used in downlink adaptive ICIC. l If not. l If so.

inter-cell interference is low and therefore the eCoordinator does not generate any optimization advice. Table 6-5 Alarms related to adaptive ICIC Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Alarm ID Alarm Name NE 51153 eCoordinator and NE Disconnect Alarm eCoordinator 51301 Number of Resources Used Exceeding Alarm Threshold Specified by License eCoordinator 51304 Task Running Abnormal eCoordinator Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. If the inter-cell interference reaches a specified value in the optimization zone but the eCoordinator does not generate any optimization advice. Adaptive ICIC is only applicable when neighboring cells use the same frequency and bandwidth. For details. If a cell in the optimization zone uses a different frequency or bandwidth from its neighboring cells.2 Required Information. the eCoordinator does not generate any optimization advice for the cell. Ltd. see 6. Step 2 Check the average inter-cell interference in the optimization zone. go to Step 2. 43 ..eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 6 Engineering Guidelines No Optimization Advice Generated by Adaptive ICIC When the optimization period arrives but the eCoordinator does not generate any optimization advice. ----End Alarms Related to Adaptive ICIC Table 6-5 lists the alarms related to adaptive ICIC. If all of the neighboring cells in the optimization zone use the same frequency and bandwidth but the eCoordinator does not generate any optimization advice. On networks where the distance between eNodeBs is large or the number of CEUs is small. perform the following operations: Step 1 Check for a cell using a different frequency or bandwidth from its neighboring cells in the optimization zone. contact Huawei engineers.

44 . If this parameter is set to FS_NONFS_A DAPTIVE.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 7 Parameters 7 Parameters Table 7-1 Parameter description MO Parameter ID MML Command Feature ID Feature Name Description CellUlschAlgo UlRbAllocation Strategy MOD CELLULSCHA LGO None None Meaning:Indicates the strategy for allocating resource blocks (RBs) in the uplink of the cell. this strategy adaptively switches between frequency selective scheduling and non-frequency selective scheduling.. If this parameter is set to FS_INRANDO M_ADAPTIVE . this strategy adaptively switches between frequency LST CELLULSCHA LGO Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

GUI Value Range:FS_NON FS_ADAPTIVE (Fs nonFs Strategy).eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description MO Parameter ID MML Command 7 Parameters Feature ID Feature Name Description selective scheduling and interferencerandomizationbased scheduling. FS_INRANDO M_ADAPTIVE (Fs InRandom Strategy) Unit:None Actual Value Range:FS_NON FS_ADAPTIVE . Ltd. FS_INRANDO M_ADAPTIVE Default Value:FS_NON FS_ADAPTIVE (Fs nonFs Strategy) Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. 45 ..

. Ltd. Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. 46 .eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 8 Counters 8 Counters There are no specific counters associated with this feature.

Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co.eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 9 Glossary 9 Glossary For the acronyms. terms. see Glossary. 47 . Ltd. and definitions.. abbreviations.

Power Control Feature Parameter Description Issue 04 (2014-03-15) Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co. 3GPP TS 36. 48 .eRAN Adaptive ICIC Feature Parameter Description 10 10 Reference Documents Reference Documents 1. "Physical layer procedures" 2. 3GPP TS 36..331. Ltd.213. ICIC Feature Parameter Description 4. "RRC Protocol Specification" 3.