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Table of Contents
This document has 50 pages.
Summary of changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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2
2.1
2.2

Technical description of licence management in BSC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11


Licence key controlled features and basic software licence keys . . . . . 11
Control of the licensed software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

User interface of licence management in BSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Installing licence keys in the network element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Removing licence keys from the network element. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Cleaning the licence key directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Licence key-controlled feature management troubleshooting . . . . . . . . 50

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List of Figures
Figure 1
Figure 2

Licensing capacity in new delivery BSC3i 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24


Licensing capacity in upgrade BSC3i 1000/2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

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List of Tables
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4
Table 5

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Licensed application software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Licensed basic software (BSC and TCSM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Licensed basic software (BSS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status combinations of licence keys and application software . . . . . . .
Lb interface capacity steps for LCS events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Summary of changes

Summary of changes
Changes between document issues are cumulative. Therefore, the latest document
issue contains all changes made to previous issues.
Changes made between 4-5 and 4-4
In Table 1, Licensed application software, information on the features BSS21403: Flexi
Multiradio TRX HW Activation, BSS21527: Load reporting via Iur-G, BSS21529: LTE
System Information w/ MML support, and BSS21238: Merged P-&E-GSM900 have
been added.
The chapter: Control of the licensed software is updated with information about the
features BSS21403: Flexi Multiradio TRX HW Activation, BSS21527: Load reporting via
Iur-G, BSS21529: LTE System Information w/ MML support and BSS21238: Merged P&E-GSM900.
Changes made between 4-4 and 4-3
In the chapter: Control of the licensed software, the licence details of the feature GPRS
(BSS09006, BSS20929) is updated by adding information on PCU licence.
In the chapter: Control of the licensed software, the licence details of the feature Activated PCU2s (BSC00031) is updated by adding information on PCU2-E licence information.
In Table 1, Licensed application software, information on the feature BSS21528: ISHO
acceleration via Iur-g has been added.
The chapter: Control of the licensed software is updated with information on the feature
BSS21528: ISHO acceleration via Iur-g.
Changes made between 4-3 and 4-2
In Table 1 Licensed application software, information on the features BSS21277: 105km
Extended Cell CS, BSS21270: 105km Extended Cell for GPRS/EDGE and BSS101443:
Blocking of DTMF in Downlink have been added.
The chapter: Control of the licensed software is updated with information on the features
BSS21277: 105km Extended Cell CS, BSS21270: 105km Extended Cell for
GPRS/EDGE and BSS101443: Blocking of DTMF in Downlink.
Changes made between 4-2 and 4-1
Following feature names have been modified:

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IP/Ethernet
BSS30280 Flexi EDGE TRS Loop Protection ->BSS30280 2G Flexi TRS Loop Protection
BSS21129 Flexi EDGE Abis TRS Grooming -> BSS21129 2G Flexi Abis TRS
Grooming
BSS30285 Flexi EDGE Additional 2 E1, T1 -> BSS30285 2G Flexi Additional 2
E1,T1 IF
BSS21261 Dual 2G TRX Manual Power Down -> BSS21261 2G TRX Manual Power
Down
BSS20984 Flexi EDGE Dual 2G TRX Automatic Power Down -> BSS20984 2G TRX
Automatic Power Down

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BSS20903 Adjustable Intelligent Shutdown -> BSS20903 Adjustable Intelligent


Shutdown, 2G BTS
BSS20882 Extended Cell Range for 2G BTS FlexiEDGE BTS -> BSS20882
Extended Cell Range for CS
BSS21274 Long Reach TSL (FlexiEDGE BTS) -> BSS21274 Long Reach TSL (2G
BTS)
BSS20870 Double Power TRX for Flexi EDGE BTS -> BSS20870 Double Power
TRX for 2G BTS
In Table Licensed basic software (BSC and TCSM), for feature code 592, BSS ID
number has been changed from BSS21166 to BSS20718.
In Table 1 Licensed application software, information on the feature BSS20738:
Paging coordination in BSC has been added.
In chapter 2 Technical description of licence management in BSC, under subchapter 2.2 Control of the licensed software, description for the feature Robust AMR
Signalling (BSS20872) is modified by adding AMR Robust Signaling Measurement.

Changes made between 4-1 and 4-0


In Table 1 Licensed application software, Action when licence key expires column has
been updated for Wideband AMR row.
In Control of the licensed software section, Wideband AMR (BSS20960) and Wideband
AMR Capacity Licence (BSS21312) are updated.
Changes made between issues 4-0 and 3-1
Information on the following application software products has been added to chapter
Technical description of licence management in BSC:

A5/1 Cipher Enhancement - SDCCH HO


A5/3 Ciphering
Additional Flexbus interface
AMR HO Signalling Optimisation
AMR Unpacking Optimisation
Downlink Dual Carrier
Energy Saving mode for BCCH TRX
ETIP1-A basic SW
Flexi BSC
Flexi EDGE Dual TRX Automatic Power Down
OSI over TCP/IP
SDCCH and PS Data on DFCA Dual TRX
Tandem Free Operation for AMR
Wideband AMR
Wideband AMR Capacity License

Instead of the terms 'licensing' and 'licence', 'licence management' and 'licence key' are
used.

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License Key Control means that the use of certain application software products is controlled by licence keys. Once a valid licence has been installed, it is possible to activate
and deactivate the application software covered by the licence. One licence key file may,
in practice, cover one or more features.
There are two types of licence keys: licence keys with capacity control and on/off licence
keys. A capacity control key enables the use of a certain feature with a limited level of
capacity. Note: An on/off type of licence key enables the use of the feature on the entire
BSC without any capacity limits, even though the legal and commercial License applies
to only a limited capacity, for example a limited number of TRXs.
The licence keys can be time-limited and have an expiration date, which is stated in the
licence key file.
Dependencies between licence key-based and parameter-based feature management
Licence key-based feature management does not replace parameter-based feature
optionality management entirely. Rather, the two management systems are used side
by side. Some older features, however, which used to be controlled with parameterbased feature optionality management have been included in the licence key-based
feature management.
A fluent ramp-up of licence key-based feature management requires that the licence key
files are available on the site for all existing, newly licensed features in the operator's
network (for the features that the operator wants to use). All the software required by a
licensed feature needs to be installed and activated before the feature can be taken into
use.
Features having both capacity controlling licence keys and on/off licence keys
A licence key controlled feature can either have a capacity licence key or an on/off
licence key (non-capacity feature licence). The difference between these key types is
that the on/off licence key allows the feature to run without capacity limitations, whereas
the capacity controlling licence key defines the allowed capacity that the feature can use
or provide. Furthermore, capacity licence keys permit the capacity to be increased
stepwise by installing additional keys, that is, capacity increments for the same feature(s). The capacities enabled by these licence keys are then summed up to get the
total capacity that the feature is allowed to use or provide.
Both these licence key types can be time-limited. This means that the licence covering
the feature has a predefined expiration date, which is stated in the licence key file and
which is also technically controlled by the licence key. The operator can determine how
much in advance (7-90 days) the system gives a warning that the licence and the
licence key is about to expire. If the operator does not define the expiration warning
period when installing the licence in the network element, the system uses the default
warning period, which is 30 days.
It is important to define the warning period so that there is enough time between the
warning and the expiration of the licence, either to install a continuation licence key or
to make a controlled inactivation of the feature(s). If the expiration of a licence and the
disabling by the expired License Key causes an uncontrolled ramp-down of the feature(s), this may result in serious malfunctioning of the network element.

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A time-limited capacity licence can be renewed by ordering a continuation licence (a


new licence for the same features). The licence key for this continuation licence must be
installed in the network element before the original licence expires. Then the old licence
key can be removed.
A time-limited on/off feature (non-capacity feature) can be renewed by ordering a continuation licence. The licence key for this, too, must be installed before the existing
licence expires.
Licence management with Nokia NetAct
NetAct Licence Manager in Nokia NetAct supports the operator's various network
element licence handling processes in a centralised way. Nokia Online Services (NOLS)
can be used for ordering the licences and then distributing them to the network elements. The current licence status in each network element is maintained in NetAct automatically if the network elements send notifications.
The licences can also be uploaded from the network elements to an archive in NetAct
for backup purposes.
For more information, see Managing Licences with Network Licence Manager in Nokia
NetAct Product Documentation.
Licensing benefits
With licensing, capital expenditure on system functionality can be postponed from large
system deliveries to the actual time each functionality is required. The expenditure can
be targeted more flexibly and precisely at actual needs.
Related topics

10

Reference
Commands
MML commands
W7 - Licence and Feature Handling

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2.1

Licence key controlled features and basic software


licence keys
Tables Licensed application software and Licensed basic software list the software
licence keys as they are shown in the Configurator Tool. Because the name used in the
Configurator Tool may differ from the name used in GSM/EDGE BSS, BSC and TCSM
Product Documentation, the table also includes the name used in Product Documentation (NED) for each feature. For information on new software, see Software Changes.

Application
software in
Configurator
Tool

BSS ID
number

Feature name in
Product Documentation (NED)

Licence
key type

Feature
code

Action
when
licence key
expires

Feature dependence

105km
Extended Cell
for CS

BSS21277

105km Extended
Cell CS

Capacity
(TRX
count)

1219

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock.

105km
Extended Cell
for
GPRS/EDGE

BSS21270

105km Extended
Cell for
GPRS/EDGE

Capacity
(TRX
count)

1220

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock.

Extended Cell
for
GPRS/EGDE,
105km Extended
Cell CS, GPRS
or EDGE, PCU2

2G-3G Service
Quality
WCDMA
Access

BSS30365

Service Quality
Based WCDMA
Access

On/Off

590, 593,
594

Feature
usage is
denied.

GSM-WCDMA
Interworking
(FIFILE parameter
ISHO_SUPPORT
_IN_BSC)

2nd FlexBus
for FlexiEDGE
BTS

L55341.05

Additional Flexbus
interface

On/Off

651

Licence
does not
expire.

A5/1 Cipher
Enhancement SDCCH HO

BSS21389

A5/1 Cipher
Enhancement SCDDH

On/Off

1377

Feature is
deactivated
automatically.

A5/3 Ciphering

BSS20093

A5/3 Ciphering

On/Off

1235

Feature
usage is
denied.

FACCH call,
DTM, A5/1
Ciphering

Adjust
Shutdown for
2G Flexi

BSS20903

Adjustable Intelligent Shutdown for


2G Flexi

On/Off

587

Feature
usage is
denied.

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Application
software in
Configurator
Tool

BSS ID
number

Feature name in
Product Documentation (NED)

Licence
key type

Feature
code

Action
when
licence key
expires

Feature dependence

Adjust
Shutdown
Metro/UltraSite

BSS20151

Adjustable Intelligent Shutdown for


UltraSite, MetroSite
and Talk-family

On/Off

588

Feature
usage is
denied.

AMR Capacity
(HR) 10TRX

BSS30060

Adaptive Multi Rate


speech codec
(AMR) Half Rate

Capacity
(TRX
count)

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock. If
the licence
key expires,
AMR HR is
not used any
more.

AMR FR
Licence
Control

BSS30055

Adaptive Multi Rate


speech codec
(AMR) Full Rate

On/Off

72

Feature
usage is
denied.

AMR HO Signalling Optimisation

BSS20916

AMR HO Signalling
Optimisation

On/Off

1271

Feature
usage is
denied.

AMR FR or AMR
HR

AMR Progressive Power


Control

BSS20776

AMR Progressive
Power Control

On/Off

578, 606

Feature
usage is
denied.

AMR FR or AMR
HR

AMR Unpacking Optimisation

BSS21120

AMR Unpacking
Optimisation

On/Off

1272

Feature
usage is
denied.

AMR FR or AMR
HR

Blocking of
DTMF in
Downlink

BSS101443

Blocking of DTMF
in Downlink

On/Off

1872

Feature is
deactivated
automatically.

BSC Integrated SMLC


Capacity

BSS20070

BSC Integrated
SMLC Capacity

Capacity
(commercial
location
requests)

76

Feature
usage is
denied.

Downlink Dual
Carrier

BSS21228

Downlink Dual
Carrier

Capacity
(TRX
count)

1273

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock.

Activated
PCU2s, EDGE

Dual Transfer
Mode (2G)

BSS20088

Dual Transfer Mode


(DTM)

On/Off

63

Feature
usage is
denied.

Activated
PCU2s, GPRS
or EDGE

Dual Transfer
Mode (2G/3G)

BSS30100

Dual Transfer Mode


(DTM)

On/Off

63

Feature
usage is
denied.

Activated
PCU2s, GPRS
or EDGE

Table 1

12

(BSS20249)

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Application
software in
Configurator
Tool

BSS ID
number

Feature name in
Product Documentation (NED)

Licence
key type

Feature
code

Action
when
licence key
expires

Feature dependence

Dynamic FCH
Channel Allocation 10TRX

BSS11052

Dynamic Frequency and


Channel Allocation
(DFCA)

Capacity
(TRX
count)

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock.

EDGE 10TRX

BSS10091

EDGE

Capacity
(TRX
count)

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock.

Activated
PCU1s or Activated PCU2s

Extended Cell
for Data

BSS20094

Extended Cell for


GPRS/EDGE

Capacity
(TRX
count)

591

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock.

Activated
PCU2s, GPRS
or EDGE,
Extended Cell
for UltraSite BTS
or Extended Cell
for Flexi EDGE
BTS

Extended Cell
Range for CS

BSS20882

Extended Cell
Range for CS

Capacity
(TRX
count)

833

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock.

Energy Saving
mode for
BCCH TRX

BSS20958

Energy Saving
mode for BCCH
TRX

On/Off

1237

Feature
usage is
denied.

Extended Cell
for UltraSite
BTS

BSS11102

Extended Cell
Range for UltraSite
BTS

Capacity
(TRX
count)

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock.

Extended
Dynamic Slot
Alloc

BSS20089

Extended Dynamic
Allocation (EDA)

On/Off

64

Feature
usage is
denied.

Activated
PCU2s, GPRS
or EDGE

2G Flexi Abis
over IP/Ethernet

BSS30305

2G Flexi Abis over


IP/Ethernet

Capacity
(BTS
count)

1015

Feature
usage is
denied.

2G Flexi Abis
BSS21129
TRS Grooming

2G Flexi Abis TRS


Grooming

Capacity
(BTS
count)

907

Feature
usage is
denied.

2G Flexi Additional 2 E1, T1

2G Flexi Additional
2 E1, T1

Capacity
(additional two
E1/T1
interfaces)

909

Feature
usage is
denied.

Table 1

BSS30285

Licensed application software (Cont.)

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Application
software in
Configurator
Tool

BSS ID
number

Feature name in
Product Documentation (NED)

Licence
key type

Feature
code

Action
when
licence key
expires

Feature dependence

2G TRX Automatic Power


Down

BSS20984

2G TRX Automatic
Power Down

On/Off

1236

Feature
usage is
denied.

Double Power
TRX for 2G
BTS

BSS20870

Double Power TRX


for 2G BTS

Capacity
(TRX
count)

834

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock.

2G TRX
Manual Power
Down

BSS21261

2G TRX Manual
Power Down

On/Off

1217

Feature
usage is
denied.

2G Flexi TRS
Loop Protection

BSS30280

2G Flexi TRS Loop


Protection

Capacity
(BTS
count)

908

Feature
usage is
denied.

Flexi EDGE
TRX HW Activation Licence

BSS20212

Flexi EDGE TRX


SW support

Capacity
(TRX
count)

73

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock.

Flexi Multiradio
TRX HW Activation

BSS21403

Flexi Multiradio
TRX HW Activation

Capacity
(TRX
count)

1379

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock.

Gb over IP

BSS11110

Gb over IP

Capacity
(PCU
count)

The creation
of IP NSVLs is
restricted.

Activated
PCU1s or Activated PCU2s,
GPRS or EDGE

GPRS Coding
CS3 and CS4
10 TRX

BSS11088

Coding Schemes
CS-3 and CS-4

Capacity
(TRX
count)

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock.

Activated
PCU2s, GPRS
or EDGE

GPRS Licence
Control

BSS09006

GPRS

Capacity
(TRX
count)

673

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock.

Activated
PCU1s or Activated PCU2s

GPRS/EDGE
Packet Data
Optimisation

BSS20432

Packet Data Optimisation Package

On/Off

589

Feature
usage is
denied.

Activated
PCU2s, GPRS
or EDGE

Table 1

14

(BSS20929)

Licensed application software (Cont.)

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Application
software in
Configurator
Tool

BSS ID
number

Feature name in
Product Documentation (NED)

Licence
key type

Feature
code

Action
when
licence key
expires

Feature dependence

GPRS/EDGE
Support
PGSM-EGSM
BTS

BSS21026

GPRS/EDGE
Support for PGSMEGSM BTS

On/Off

1118

Feature
usage is
denied.

GPRS or EDGE,
Activated
PCU1s or Activated PCU2s,
Common BCCH
(FIFILE parameters
COMMON_BCCH_
GSM900 and
COMMON_BCCH_
EGSM900)

High Multislot
Classes

BSS20084

High Multislot
Classes (HMC)

On/Off

65

Feature
usage is
denied.

Activated
PCU2s, GPRS
or EDGE

IMSI Based
Handover

BSS12158

IMSI-Based
Handover (IBHO)

On/Off

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS
unlock.

GSM-WCDMA
Interworking
(FIFILE parameter
ISHO_SUPPORT
_IN_BSC)

Increased
Dynamic
SDCCH
Capacity

BSS21113

Increased Dynamic
SDCCH Capacity

On/Off

1077

Feature
usage is
denied.

Intelligent
Selective
Paging

BSS21324

Intelligent Selective Paging

On/Off

1301

Feature
usage is
denied.

Inter System
NCCR

BSS20394

Inter-System
Network-Controlled Cell Reselection (ISNCCR)

On/Off

Feature
usage is
denied.

Activated
PCU1s or Activated PCU2s,
NCCR, GSMWCDMA Interworking (FIFILE
parameter
ISHO_SUPPORT
_IN_BSC),
GPRS or EDGE

ISHO acceleration via Iur-g

BSS21528

ISHO acceleration
via Iur-g

On/Off

1825

Feature is
disabled.

Iur-g interface
must be configured

L3 Connectivity for Flexi


BSC

BSS21323

L3 Connectivity for
Flexi BSC

Capacity
(ESB
count)

1234

ESB configuration from


L2 to L3 is
disabled.

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Licensed application software (Cont.)

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Application
software in
Configurator
Tool

BSS ID
number

Feature name in
Product Documentation (NED)

Licence
key type

Feature
code

Action
when
licence key
expires

Feature dependence

Lb BSC-AGPS
Commercial
Method

BSS30120

Lb BSC-AGPS
Commercial
Method

Capacity
(commercial
location
requests)

19

Lb interface
usage is
restricted.

Lb Interface to
BSC (FIFILE
parameter
LB_USAGE), Lb
Commercial
CITA Method

Lb BSC/ US U- BSS30130
TDOA Commercial
Method

Lb BSC/ US UTDOA Commercial


Method

Capacity
(commercial
location
requests)

20

Lb interface
usage is
restricted.

Lb Interface to
BSC (FIFILE
parameter
LB_USAGE), Lb
Commercial
CITA Method

Lb Commercial
CITA Method

BSS30115

Lb Commercial
CITA Method

Capacity
(commercial
location
requests)

16

Lb interface
usage is
restricted.

Lb Interface to
BSC (FIFILE
parameter
LB_USAGE)

Load Based
AMR Packing

BSS21154

Load Based AMR


Packing

On/Off

1180

Feature
usage is
denied.

Load reporting
via Iur-G

BSS21527

Load reporting via


Iur-G

On/Off

1824

Feature is
disabled.

Long Reach
TSL (2G BTS)

BSS21274

Long Reach TSL


(2G BTS)

On/Off

1218

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock.

Extended Cell
Range for Flexi
EDGE BTS

LTE System
Information w/
MML

BSS21529

LTE System Information w/ MML


support

On/Off

1529

Feature
usage is
denied.

Market Expansion Toolkit

BSS20869

Market Expansion
Toolkit

On/Off

586

Feature
usage is
denied.

Radio Resource
Pre-emption
(PRFILE parameter
PREEMPT_USAG
E)

Maximum MS
TX Power
During E911
Location

BSS21041

Maximum MS TX
Power During E911
Location

On/Off

1020

Feature
usage is
denied.

Merged P-&EGSM900

BSS21238

Merged P-&EGSM900

On/Off

1530

Feature
usage is
denied.

new SEG level


parameter
Merged PSGM
and EGSM
should be
enabled.

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Application
software in
Configurator
Tool

BSS ID
number

Feature name in
Product Documentation (NED)

Licence
key type

Feature
code

Action
when
licence key
expires

Feature dependence

Multi-operator
BSS

BSS21213

Multi-operator BSS
(MOBSS)

On/Off

1067

Feature
usage is
denied.

Multipoint Ainterface

BSS20092

Multipoint A interface

On/Off

69

Feature
usage is
denied.

Multipoint Gbinterface

BSS20086

Multipoint Gb Interface

On/Off

67

Feature
usage is
denied.

Activated
PCU2s, Gb over
IP, GPRS or
EDGE

NCCR

BSS11112

Network-Controlled Cell Reselection (NCCR)

On/Off

11

Feature
usage is
denied.

Activated
PCU1s or Activated PCU2s,
GPRS or EDGE

Network
Assisted Cell
Change

BSS11506

Network Assisted
Cell Change
(NACC)

On/Off

10

Feature
usage is
denied.

Activated
PCU1s or Activated PCU2s,
GPRS or EDGE

OSI over
TCP/IP

BSS30340

OSI over TCP/IP

On/Off

1242

Feature is
disabled.

Paging coordination in BSC

BSS20738

Paging coordination in BSC

On/Off

1802

Feature is
disabled

Feature works
only on cells
served by
PCU2s. Network
Operation Mode
should be NOM
II (Modify BSC
specific PAFILE
parameter
Network mode of
operation (NMO)
from NMO I to
NMO II (with
MML command
ZEGP))

PCU2 Pooling

BSS20106

Packet Control Unit


(PCU2) Pooling

On/Off

70

PCUs
cannot be
added or
moved to
PSEs.

Activated
PCU2s, Gb over
IP, GPRS or
EDGE

Radio Link
Timeout
Parameter for
AMR HR

BSS20974

Radio Link Timeout


Parameter for AMR
HR

On/Off

1181

Feature
usage is
denied.

Robust AMR
Signalling

BSS20872

Robust AMR Signalling

On/off

579, 580,
653, 654,
1014

Feature
usage is
denied.

AMR FR or AMR
HR

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Application
software in
Configurator
Tool

BSS ID
number

Feature name in
Product Documentation (NED)

Licence
key type

Feature
code

Action
when
licence key
expires

Feature dependence

SDCCH and
PS Data on
DFCA TRX

BSS21161

SDCCH and PS
Data Channels on
DFCA TRX

On/Off

1266

Feature
usage is
denied.

DFCA, GPRS,
EGPRS and
CS3&4, DTM,
Dynamic
SDCCH,
Increased
Dynamic
SDCCH Capa,
Pre-emption,Enhancement on priority
call and preemption in BSC

Secured O&M BSS20980


IP Connections

Secured O&M IP
Connections

On/Off

1057

Feature
usage is
denied.

Single Antenna BSS20082


Interf Cancellation

Single Antenna
Interference Cancellation (SAIC)

On/Off

71

Feature
usage is
denied.

Single MA list
for EGSM and
PGSM

BSS21165

Single MA List for


EGSM and PGSM

On/Off

1018

Feature
usage is
denied.

Common BCCH
(FIFILE parameters
COMMON_BCCH_
GSM900 and
COMMON_BCCH_
EGSM900)

Soft Channel
Capacity
10TRX

BSS30080

Soft Channel
Capacity

Capacity
(TRX
count)

14

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX/RTSL
unlock.

AMR HR

Space Time
IRC

BSS20494

Space Time Interference Rejection


Combination
(STIRC)

Capacity
(TRX
count)

393

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock
and BTS's
STIRC
enabling.

Tandem Free
Operation for
AMR

BSS21118

Tandem Free Oper- Capacity


ation for AMR
(TRX
count)

1265

Feature
usage is
denied.

AMR HR or AMR
FR

TD-SCDMA
Incoming HO
Support

BSS30315

TD-SCDMA
Incoming HO
Support

1021

Feature
usage is
denied.

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Application
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Tool

BSS ID
number

Feature name in
Product Documentation (NED)

Licence
key type

Feature
code

Action
when
licence key
expires

Feature dependence

TD-SCDMA
Interworking,
Idle Mode

BSS30320

TD-SCDMA Interworking for Idle


Mode

On/Off

1022

Feature
usage is
denied.

Wideband
AMR

BSS20960

Wideband AMR

Capacity
(TRX
count)

1263

Usage is
restricted
with the next
BCF/BTS/T
RX unlock. If
the licence
key
expires,WBAMR is not
used any
more.

Wideband
AMR Capacity
License

BSS21312

Wideband AMR
Capacity License

Capacity
(call
count)

1264

Feature
usage is
denied.

Wireless
Priority Serv
(WPS)

BSS11149

Wireless Priority
Service (WPS)

On/Off

15

Feature
usage is
denied.

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Licensed application software (Cont.)

Basic
software in
Configurator
Tool

BSS ID
number

Feature name in
Product Documentation (NED)

Licence
key type

Feature
code

Action
when the
licence key
expires

Dependence

200 TRX basic


software

BSC00088

200 TRX basic


software

Capacity

74

Usage is
restricted
with the next
TRX unlock.

90 TRX
upgrade basic
software

BSC00089

90 TRX upgrade
basic software

Capacity

75

Usage is
restricted
with the next
TRX unlock.

ETIP1-A basic
SW

BSS21157

Integrated IP card
for BSC and TCSM

Capacity
(ETIP1-A
count)

1380

ETIP1-A
plugin unit
creation into
BSC is
denied.

Flexi BSC

BSS21149

Flexi BSC

Capacity

1262

Usage is
denied.

PCU1 oper.
SW per logical
PCU

BSC00028
(**)

Activated PCU1s

Capacity
(Activated
PCU1s)

12

Usage is
restricted
with the next
GPRS
enable.

Table 2

Licensed basic software (BSC and TCSM)

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Basic
software in
Configurator
Tool

BSS ID
number

Feature name in
Product Documentation (NED)

Licence
key type

Feature
code

Action
when the
licence key
expires

Dependence

PCU2 oper.
SW per logical
PCU(*)

BSC00031
(**)

Activated PCU2s

Capacity
(activated
PCU2s)

13

Usage is
restricted
with the next
GPRS
enable.

GPRS or EDGE

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Licensed basic software (BSC and TCSM) (Cont.)


(*) The 'Activated PCU2s' licence key is required when every BCSU has PCU2 in the
same track.
(**) Sales Item Number.

Basic
software in
Configurator
Tool

BSS ID
number

Feature name in
Product Documentation (NED)

Licence
key type

Feature
code

Action
when the
licence key
expires

Dependence

DL DTX Audio
Quality

BSS20718

DL DTX Audio
Quality

On/Off

592

Feature
usage is
denied.

Statistics for
SIGTRAN

BSS21170

Statistics for
SIGTRAN

On/Off

811

Feature
usage is
denied.

Table 3

Licensed basic software (BSS)

Licence key status

Feature status

Application software
operational status

Application software
management

Licence key does not exist


or is not activated

OFF

Not working in BSS


system

The parameters are not


visible. It is not possible to
configure nor activate the
application software.

Licence key expired

OFF

Not working in BSS


system

The parameters are not


visible. It is not possible to
configure nor activate the
application software.

CONF

Not working in BSS


system

The parameters are


visible and modifiable. It is
not possible to activate
the application software.

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Licence key status

Feature status

Application software
operational status

Application software
management

Licence key installed and


activated

OFF

Not working in BSS


system

The parameters are not


visible. It is not possible to
configure nor activate the
application software.

CONF

Not working in BSS


system

The parameters are


visible and modifiable. It is
not possible to activate
the application software.

ON

Working in BSS system (if


configured)

The parameters are


visible. It is possible to
configure, activate, and
deactivate the application
software.

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Status combinations of licence keys and application software (Cont.)

2.2

Control of the licensed software


105km Extended Cell CS (BSS21277)
The licence key for 105km Extended Cell CS is capacity based.The licence is based on
the number of active super-extended transceivers (S-TRX) which serve the 105 km
coverage area.
The licence for Extended Cell Range for Flexi EDGE BTS is needed for internal intracell handovers between extended and super-extended cell areas. The licence for Long
Reach TSL (Flexi EDGE BTS) is needed for the Long Reach TSL functionality in the
super-extended cell.
105km Extended Cell for GPRS/EDGE (BSS21270)
The licence key for 105km Extended Cell for GPRS/EDGE is capacity based. The
licence is based on the number of transceivers (S-TRX) in which extended cell
GPRS/EDGE traffic channels(EGTCHs) have been configured.
Licences for the following application software products are also required for 105km
Extended Cell for GPRS/EDGE:

Extended Cell for GPRS/EGDE


105km Extended Cell CS
GPRS or EDGE
PCU2

A5/1 Cipher Enhancement - SDCCH HO (BSS21389)


The licence key for A5/1 Cipher Enhancement - SDCCH HO is an on/off type of licence
key. This feature provides an additional security enhancement for the generally
employed A5/1 Ciphering security mechanism.
A5/3 Ciphering (BSS20093)
The licence key for A5/3 Ciphering is an on/off type of licence key. The feature is automatically in use in BSC when the feature state in licence management is ON. Usage of
this feature for calls needs also support from MSC, BTS hardware, BTS software and
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is changed to CONF or OFF. Once a call is established with A5/3 ciphering, it will
continue using the same algorithm if possible otherwise even if A5/3 feature state is
changed to CONF or OFF.
Fore more information, see BSS20093: A5/3 ciphering feature description
Activated PCU1s (BSC0028)
The licence key for activated PCU1s is capacity-based. The licence key sets a limit to
the number of PCU1s (PCU, PCU-S, PCU-T, PCU-B) connected to the BTS.
The PCU1 count is checked when enabling GPRS. If the count is exceeded or the
licence key has expired, the operation is denied.
Activated PCU2s (BSC00031)
The licence key for activated PCU2s is capacity-based. The licence key sets a limit to
the number of PCU2s (PCU2-U, PCU2-D) connected to the BTS. The PCU2 licence key
is needed when every BCSU has a PCU2 in the same track. In addition, PCU2 needs
the PCU licence key if there are both PCU1s and PCU2 in the same rack.
The PCU2 count is checked when:

enabling GPRS,
creating or modifying a BTS in which GPRS or CS3&CS4 is enabled, and
creating or modifying a TRX and GPRS is enabled in the TRX and BTS.

If the PCU2 count is exceeded or the licence key has expired, the operation is denied.
The second generation PCU(PCU2) licence capacity for PCU2-E is counted in licence
steps of 256 Abis sub-channels. This means that for full capacity, four licences are
needed per one PCU2-E in Flexi BSC configuration. In other BSC3i configurations, two
licences per one PCU2-E are needed for full capacity
Adaptive Multi Rate speech codec Full Rate (BSS30055, BSS20249)
The licence key for Adaptive Multi Rate (AMR) Full Rate is an on/off type of licence key.
If the licence key expires, new AMR FR calls cannot be established.
For more information, see Enhanced Speech Codecs: AMR and EFR.
Adaptive Multi Rate speech codec Half Rate (BSS30060)
The licence key for Adaptive Multi Rate (AMR) Half Rate (HR) TRXs is capacity-based.
It sets a limit to the number of AMR HR TRXs. The number of the AMR HR TRXs is
checked when BTS's codec mode is modified to support AMR HR, and when unlocking
BCF, BTS, and TRX.
A TRX is seen as an AMR HR TRX if the parameter AMR Configuration HR Codec
Mode Set (HRC) is enabled and the TRX has half rate or dual rate channels.
If the AMR HR TRX count is exceeded or the licence key has expired, BCF, BTS, and
TRX unlocking is denied in case of AMR HR TRXs.
To unlock while the count is exceeded or the licence key is expired, parameter AMR
Configuration HR Codec Mode Set (HRC) needs to have the value 0 (disabled),
or half rate or dual rate radio channels need to be removed from the TRX.
For more information, see Enhanced Speech Codecs: AMR and EFR.

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Adjustable Intelligent Shutdown (BSS20151, BSS20903)


The licence keys for Adjustable Intelligent Shutdown are on/off type of licence keys.
There are two separate licence keys: one for 2G Flexi and one for other BTS types
(UltraSite, MetroSite, and Talk-family). Once the licence key is installed and the feature
state set to 'CONF' or 'ON', the functionality can be configured.
For more information, see Intelligent Shutdown with Timer Control and Adjustable Intelligent Shutdown.
AMR HO Signalling Optimisation (BSS20916)
The licence key for AMR HO Signalling Optimisation is an on/off type of licence key. It
controls the feature on BSC level.
When the AMR HO Signalling Optimisation licence key is valid the feature state can be
set to 'ON', 'CONF' or 'OFF' via the Feature Management MML. When the licence key
is not valid the feature state is 'OFF'. When the licence key has expired the feature state
can be 'CONF' or 'OFF'. When the feature is disabled or the licence key expires, BSC
stops automatically to use AMR HO signalling optimization.
For more information, see AMR HO Signalling Optimisation BSS20916: AMR HO Signalling Optimisation Feature Description
AMR Progressive Power Control (BSS20776)
The licence key for AMR Progressive Power Control (PPC) is an on/off type of licence
key. Once the licence key is installed and the feature state of AMR PPC for uplink and/or
AMR PPC for downlink is set to 'ON', AMR PPC algorithm is used for AMR calls and
AMR PPC measurement can be activated.
If the licence key expires, the normal power control algorithm is used for AMR calls.
For more information, see AMR Progressive Power Control.
AMR Unpacking Optimisation (BSS21120)
The licence key for AMR Unpacking Optimisation is an on/off type of licence key. The
licence key controls the feature on BSC level. When the AMR Unpacking Optimisation
licence key is valid set to 'ON' the feature state can be changed ON, CONF or OFF via
the Feature Management MML. When the licence key is not valid the feature state is
'OFF'. When the licence key has expired the feature state can be 'CONF' or 'OFF'.
For more information, see BSS21120: AMR Unpacking Optimisation Feature Description.
AMR Unpacking Optimisation (BSS21120)
The licence key for AMR Unpacking Optimisation is an on/off type of licence key. The
licence key controls the feature on BSC level. When the AMR Unpacking Optimisation
licence key is valid set to 'ON' the feature state can be changed ON, CONF or OFF via
the Feature Management MML. When the licence key is not valid the feature state is
'OFF'. When the licence key has expired the feature state can be 'CONF' or 'OFF'.
For more information, see BSS21120: AMR Unpacking Optimisation Feature Description.
Blocking of DTMF in Downlink (BSS101443)
The licence key for Blocking of DTMF in Downlink feature is an ON/OFF type licence
key. Though the feature is implemented in TCSM3i and only into TR3T, the licence
control is done from the BSC.

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When the licence expires or is removed, the feature must be deactivated.


BSC3i 1000/2000 (BSC00088, BSC00089)
The use of BSC3i 1000/2000 is controlled with two licence keys that set the limit for the
number of unlocked TRXs. 200TRX Basic SW licence key controls the new delivery
BSC3i 1000/2000 and the 90TRX Upgrade Basic SW licence key controls the upgraded
BSC3i 1000. The required TRX software licence keys are illustrated in the figures
Licensing capacity in new BSC3i 1000/2000 and Licensing capacity in upgrade BSC3i
1000/2000.
200TRX Basic SW licence needed
cabinet one

cabinet two

200 TRX

0 TRX
BCSU-10

BCSU-9

BCSU-8

BCSU-7

BCSU-6

BCSU-5

BCSU-4

BCSU-3

24

BCSU-2

BCSU-1

Figure 1

Licensing capacity in new delivery BSC3i 2000

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200TRX Basic SW
licence needed

90TRX Upgrade Basic


SW licence needed
cabinet one

200 TRX

cabinet two

Licence not needed


cabinet one
110 TRX

110 TRX

0 TRX

0 TRX
BCSU-10

BCSU-9

BCSU-8

BCSU-7

BCSU-6

BCSU-5

BCSU-4

Figure 2

BCSU-3

BCSU-2

BCSU-1

BCSU-6

BCSU-5

BCSU-4

BCSU-3

BCSU-2

BCSU-1

S12 BSC3i 1000/2000

S11.5 BSC3i 660


(spare BCSU not included)

Licensing capacity in upgrade BSC3i 1000/2000

BSC application software does not differentiate between these two separate licence
keys. Therefore the 200TRX Basic SW licence key and the 90TRX Upgrade Basic SW
licence key capacity values are counted together in BSC.
Since the maximum number of upgradeable active TRXs is five, the BSC software limits
the number of active BCSUs allowed by 90TRX Upgrade Basic SW licence key to five,
though the licence key allows more active BCSUs.
Note that the second cabinet of BSC3i 2000 is always a new delivery, and a 200TRX
Basic SW licence key is needed for it.
BSC Integrated SMLC Capacity (BSS20070)
A licence key is required for BSC integrated SMLC position capacity for commercial
location services. The licence key limits the number of location requests (LR) handled
in the integrated SMLC in one second. The capacity licence key step is 5 location
requests per second. The capacity is averaged over 10-second periods.
Note that emergency requests do not consume the licence key and those LRs are
served with full integrated SMLC capacity.
Alarm 3295 LICENCE CAPACITY EXCEEDED is used to indicate the exceeding of
licence key. The alarm includes fields which specify the feature code and the capacity
limit. The capacity limit field is filled with the capacity limit. For example, in case of 10
LR/s, number 10 is filled in the capacity limit.
If 90 per cent of capacity is used, then operator is informed with alarm 3294 LICENCE
CAPACITY WARNING. The alarm includes fields which tells the feature code, the
capacity limit, and the capacity warning limit. Feature code and capacity limit are filled

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similar to alarm 3295. Capacity warning limit is 90% of the capacity limit. For example,
in the case of 10 LR/s, number 9 is filled in the warning limit.
Coding Schemes CS3 and CS4 (BSS11088)
The licence key for Coding Schemes CS3 & CS4 is capacity-based. The licence key
sets a limit to the number of CS3&CS4 TRXs. The count of the CS3&CS4 TRXs is
checked in segment modification if there are unlocked BTSs in the segment and GPRS
has been enabled in the segment. In addition, the count is checked when unlocking
BCF, BTS, and TRX.
A TRX is seen as a CS3&CS4 TRX if parameters GPRS enabled TRX (GTRX), GPRS
enabled (GENA), and Coding Schemes CS3 and CS4 Enabled (CS34) are
enabled.
If the CS3&CS4 TRX count is exceeded or the licence key has expired, BCF, BTS and
TRX unlocking is denied in case of CS3&CS4 TRXs.
To unlock while the count is exceeded or the licence key is expired, parameter Coding
Schemes CS3 and CS4 Enabled (CS34) needs to be disabled.
ETIP1-A basic SW licence
The licence key for ETIP1-A basic software is an on/off type of licence key per ETIP1-A
plugin unit. ETIP1-A plugin unit creation into BSC is denied without this licence key. Also
ETIP1-A plugin units needed for equipment protection must have their own licence keys.
Location services (BSS30115, BSS30120, BSS30130)
The licence keys for location services over the Lb interface are capacity-based. The
limiting is based on the number of LCS events in the Lb interface per minute and the
events that exceed the capacity are blocked. Each capacity licence key on the Lb interface is averaged to a 24-hour period. This means that the maximum number of LCS
events in one 24-hour period is (requests/min) x 60 (min) x 24 (h). In other words, the
number of events that take place within a certain one-minute period can be temporarily
higher as long as the total number of events in the 24-hour period is not exceeded.

Step

Location
requests/min

Step

Location
requests/min

18

90

20

100

10

22

110

20

24

120

30

26

130

40

28

140

10

50

30

150

12

60

40

200

14

70

60

300

16

80

80

400

Table 5

Lb interface capacity steps for LCS events

Licensed LCS events on the Lb Interface are the following:

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Lb Commercial CITA Method


Lb BSC-AGPS Commercial Method
Lb BSC/ US U-TDOA Commercial Method

The licence key for Lb Commercial CITA Method limits the number of commercial
location requests per minute. The limiting is done before a request is sent to the Lb interface. If the capacity is exceeded, the BSC tries to send the location requests to be calculated in the internal SMLC. If this does not succeed for some reason, the blocked
location requests are responded with a location response, where the LCS cause is position method failure and diagnose value insufficient resources. Furthermore, the
counter 078024 NBR OF LOC REQ REJ BY LIC is incremented by one for each Lb
Commercial CITA Method request rejected because the licence key has been
exceeded.
This licence key requires that FIFILE parameters LB_USAGE and LB_PLUS (if needed)
are set on.
The licence key for Lb BSC-AGPS Commercial Method takes into account the first
RRLP Measure Position Request message for commercial location procedure (initiated
with the Lb Commercial CITA Method). The rest of the RRLP Measure Position Request
messages related to the same location procedure are not counted to capacity. The
limiting is done before a request is sent to the MS. If the capacity is exceeded, the BSC
sends BSSLAP Reject (in which the cause is congestion) to the Lb interface. Furthermore, the counter 078027NBR OF POS CMD REJ BY LIC is incremented by one for
every Lb BSC-AGPS Commercial Method request rejected because the licence key has
been exceeded.
This licence key requires that FIFILE parameters LB_USAGE and LB_PLUS (if needed)
are set on. It also requires that the licence key for Lb Commercial CITA Method has
been installed successfully.
The licence key for Lb BSC/ US U-TDOA Commercial Method covers the first BSSLAP
U-TDOA Request message for commercial location procedure (initiated with the Lb
Commercial CITA Method). The rest of the BSSLAP U-TDOA Request messages
related to the same location procedure are not counted to capacity. The limiting is done
when a BSSLAP U-TDOA Request is received from the Lb interface. If the capacity is
exceeded, the BSC responds to the request with a BSSLAP Reject (in which the cause
is congestion). Furthermore, the counter NBR OF UTDOA REQ REJ BY LIC (078028)
is incremented by one for every Lb BSC/ US U-TDOA Commercial Method request
rejected because the licence key has been exceeded.
This licence key requires that FIFILE parameters LB_USAGE, LB_PLUS (if needed),
UTDOA_SUPPORT, and UTDOA_COMMERCIAL are set on. It also requires that the licence
key for Lb Commercial CITA Method has been installed successfully.
Two alarms are used to indicate exceptional conditions in Lb interface licence key use.
Alarm 3295 LICENCE CAPACITY EXCEEDED is used for informing the operator that a
capacity licence key has been exceeded and the first LCS event has been blocked.
Alarm 3294 LICENCE CAPACITY WARNING is used for informing the operator that
90% of the capacity of a licence key for the 24-hour period has been used. Both alarms
contain information on which licence key has been exceeded.
For more information, see Location Services in BSC and Activating and testing
BSS11114: Lb interface to BSC.

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Double Power TRX for 2G BTS (BSS20870)


The licence key for Double Power TRX for 2G BTS is capacity-based. The licence key
sets a limit to the number of TRXs that can be configured as double power TRXs or intelligent downlink diversity (IDD) TRXs.
A TRX is seen as a double power TRX if the value of the parameter dual TRX usage
(DTRX) is other than 0.
If the total count of double power and IDD TRXs is exceeded or the licence key has
expired, BCF, BTS and TRX unlocking is denied in case of double power and IDD TRXs.
To unlock while the count is exceeded or the licence key is expired, the parameter dual
TRX usage (DTRX) needs to have value 0.
For more information, see Double Power TRX for 2G BTS.
Downlink Dual Carrier (BSS21228)
The licence key for Downlink Dual Carrier is capacity-based.
When the licence key expires or the state of the licence key is set to OFF or CONF:

No new DLDC enabled BTSs can be unlocked


No new BCFs that contain DLDC enabled BTSs can be unlocked
GPRS cannot be enabled in the segments that contain DLDC enabled BTSs
DLDC cannot be enabled to new BTSs
No new TRXs can be unlocked in normal area GPRS enabled TRXs which are under
DLDC enabled BTS. Already DLDC enabled BTSs remain DLDC enabled as long
as they are in unlocked state and GPRS is enabled.

Dual Transfer Mode (BSS20088, BSS30100)


The licence key for Dual Transfer Mode (DTM) is an on/off type of licence key. After the
licence key is installed and the DTM feature state is set to 'ON', DTM can be enabled in
segment level with parameter DTM Enabled (DENA).
If the licence key for DTM expires, parameter DTM enabled (DENA)will be disabled.
For more information, see Dual Transfer Mode.
Dynamic Frequency and Channel Allocation (BSS11052)
The licence key for Dynamic Frequency and Channel Allocation (DFCA) is capacitybased. The licence key sets a limit to the number of DFCA TRXs.
A TRX is seen as a DFCA TRX if the BTS parameter DFCA mode (DMOD) has value 2
(DFCA hopping) and the TRX parameter DFCA indication (DFCA) has value Y
(TRX is a DFCA TRX).
If the DFCA TRX count is exceeded or the licence key has expired, BCF, BTS and TRX
unlocking is denied in case of DFCA TRXs.
To unlock while the count is exceeded or the licence key is expired, parameter DFCA
mode (DMOD) needs to have value 0 (off) or 1 (standby), or parameter DFCA
indication (DFCA) needs to have value N (TRX is a non-DFCA TRX).
For more information, see Dynamic Frequency and Channel Allocation.
EDGE (BSS10091)
The licence key for EDGE is capacity-based. The licence key sets a limit to the number
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there are unlocked BTSs in the segment and GPRS has been enabled in the segment.
In addition, the count is checked when unlocking BCF, BTS, and TRX.
A TRX is seen as an EDGE TRX if parameters GPRS enabled TRX (GTRX), GPRS
enabled (GENA), and EGPRS enabled (EGENA) are enabled.
If the EDGE TRX count is exceeded or the licence key has expired, BCF, BTS and TRX
unlocking is denied in case of EDGE TRXs.
To unlock while the count is exceeded or the licence key is expired, the parameter
EGPRS enabled (EGENA) needs to have value N (disabled).
Energy Saving Mode for BCCH TRX (BSS20958)
The licence key for Energy Saving Mode for BCCH TRX is an on/off type of licence key.
Once the licence key is installed and the state of the feature is set to 'ON', it is possible
to enable/activate the feature in Segment level with an MML command.
For more information, see BSS20958: Energy Saving Mode for BCCH TRX Feature
Description.
Extended Cell Range for UltraSite BTS and CS (BSS11102, BSS20882)
The licence keys for Extended Cell Range for UltraSite BTS and CS are capacity-based.
The licence keys set a limit to the number of E-TRXs in an UltraSite BTS or Flexi EDGE
BTS.
A TRX is seen as an E-TRX if the parameter E-TRX type (ETRX) has the value E (ETRX).
If the E-TRX count is exceeded or the licence key has expired, BCF, BTS and TRX
unlocking is denied in case of E-TRXs.
To unlock while the count is exceeded or the licence key is expired, the parameter ETRX type (ETRX) needs to have the value N (normal TRX).
For more information, see Extended Cell and Extended Cell Range.
Extended Cell for GPRS/EDGE (BSS20094)
The licence key for Extended Cell for GPRS/EDGE is capacity-based. The licence key
sets a limit to the number of EGTCH TRXs in the extended cell of an UltraSite or Flexi
EDGE BTS.
A TRX is seen as an EGTCH TRX if the parameters extended cell GPRS/EDGE
enabled (EXGENA), GPRS enabled TRX (GTRX) and GPRS enabled (GENA)
have the value Y and the parameter E-TRX type (ETRX) has the value E.
If the EGTCH TRX count is exceeded or the licence key has expired, BCF, BTS and
TRX unlocking is denied in case of EGTCH TRXs.
To unlock while the count is exceeded or the licence key is expired, the parameter
extended cell GPRS/EDGE enabled (EXGENA) needs to have the value N.
For more information, see Extended Cell for GPRS/EDGE.
Extended Dynamic Allocation and High Multislot Classes (BSS20089, BSS20084)
The licence keys for Extended Dynamic Allocation (EDA) and High Multislot Classes
(HMC) are time-based on/off type of licence keys. You can activate EDA and HMC capability by installing the licence key and the PCU2 licence key and changing the state of
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EDA and HMC can be activated only in PCU2s that are not in the same BCSU track with
PCU1s.
Because the power reduction control related RNW parameters must be available even
if EDA and HMC are deactivated, the optionality of the parameters is controlled by the
GPRS licence key.
Flexi BSC (BSS21149)
The use of Flexi BSC is controlled by capacity-based 1TRX Basic SW licence key. The
capacity unit of the licence key is TRX. This licence key is BSC specific, therefore it is
not restricted to a certain BCSU unit. If a BSC3i 1000/2000 has been upgraded to a Flexi
BSC also 200TRX Basic SW licence key and 90TRX Upgrade Basic SW licence key can
be used.
2G TRX Automatic Power Down (BSS20984)
The licence key for 2G TRX Automatic Power Down is an on/off type of licence key. With
this feature BSC will automatically shut Dual TRXs down when traffic is low in the
segment with Flexi EDGE BTS. If the feature state is 'ON' in the BSC it can be enabled
for all Segments where at least one Flexi EDGE BTS is configured.
For more information, see BSS20984: 2G TRX Automatic Power Down Feature description.
2G TRX Manual Power Down (BSS21261)
The licence key for Flexi EDGE Dual TRX Manual Power Down is an on/off type of
licence key. Once the licence key is installed and the state of the feature is set to 'ON',
it is possible to power up and power down the Dual TRXs of a Flexi EDGE BTS with an
MML command.
If the licence key expires, the MML command is disabled. The TRXs that are powered
down can be powered up with TRX lock/unlock.
For more information, see 2G TRX manual power down in Radio Network Recovery and
State Management .
Flexi EDGE transmission (BSS21129, BSS30280, BSS30285, BSS30305)
Flexi EDGE integrated transmission licence management in the BSC includes the following licenced features:

2G Flexi Abis over IP/Ethernet


2G Flexi Abis TRS Grooming
2G Flexi Additional 2 E1/T1
2G Flexi TRS Loop Protection

All licence keys are capacity-based. The licence keys set a limit for the number of Flexi
EDGE BTSs or, in the case of Flexi EDGE Additional 2 E1/T1, for the number of additional E1/T1 interfaces.
For more information, see Activating and Testing BSS30305: 2G Flexi Abis over
IP/Ethernet, BSS30285: 2G Flexi Additional 2 E1/T1, BSS21129: 2G Flexi TRS Abis
Grooming, and BSS30280: 2G Flexi TRS Loop Protection.
Flexi EDGE TRX software support (BSS20212)
The use of Flexi EDGE TRX software is controlled by a capacity licence key. The licence
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Flexi EDGE BTS. Operator cannot create or modify Flexi EDGE BTS without the licence
key.
Flexi Multiradio TRX HW Activation (BSS21403)
The use of Flexi Multiradio TRX HW Activation software is controlled by a capacity
licence key. The licence key sets a limit for unlocked Flexi Multiradio TRX count. Flexi
Multiradio TRX is a TRX under Flexi Multiradio BTS. Operator cannot create or modify
Flexi Multiradio BTS without the licence key.
When feature state is ON or CONF Flexi Multiradio BTS site type can be created or modified. User can unlock TRXs of Flexi Multiradio BTS if the feature state is ON and licence
capacity is not exceeded. Only TRXs of Flexi Multiradio BTS which are unlocked are
counted as used capacity.
Gb over IP (BSS11110)
The licence key for Gb over Internet protocol (IP) is capacity-based. The licence key sets
a limit to the number of PCUs to which IP network service element (NSEs) can be configured. The capacity is checked when creating an IP network service-virtual link (NSVL) for a NSE.
If the capacity is exceeded or the licence key has expired, new IP NS-VLs cannot be
created.
For more information, see Gb over IP.
GPRS (BSS09006, BSS20929)
The licence key for GPRS is capacity-based. The licence key sets a limit to the number
of GPRS TRXs. The count of the GPRS TRXs is checked in segment modification if
there are unlocked BTSs in the segment and GPRS has been enabled in the segment.
In addition, the count is checked when unlocking BCF, BTS, and TRX.
The maximum GPRS TRX capacity is calculated by adding the TRX capacities of EDGE
licence key and GPRS licence key together.
A TRX is seen as a GPRS TRX if parameters GPRS enabled TRX (GTRX) and GPRS
enabled (GENA) are enabled.
If the GPRS TRX count is exceeded or the licence key has expired, BCF, BTS and TRX
unlocking is denied in case of GPRS TRXs.
To unlock while the count is exceeded or the licence key is expired, one or both of the
parameters GPRS enabled TRX (GTRX) and GPRS enabled (GENA) needs to have
value N (disabled).
For GPRS to work, one or both of the first generation PCU (PCU1) or second generation
PCU (PCU2) licences must be installed. The licences are based on the capacity, that is,
the number of PCUs.
GPRS/EDGE Support for PGSM-EGSM BTS (BSS21026)
The licence key for GPRS/EDGE Support for PGSM-EGSM BTS is an on/off type of
licence key. Once the licence key is installed and the feature state set to 'CONF' or 'ON',
the functionality can be configured.
If the licence key expires, the GPRS/EDGE data traffic via GPRS Enabled non-BCCH
TRXs in the PGSM900-EGSM900 BTS are not possible any more. If the BCCH is on the
PGSM900 frequency in a RF hopping PGSM900-EGSM900 BTS, next TRX and the
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If licence key expires, changes to BTS configuration are needed. You should therefore
deactivate the feature in the BTS before licence key expiry as described in Activating
GPRS/EDGE Support for PGSM-EGSM BTS.
For more information, see PGSM900-EGSM900 Cell in BSC.
IMSI-Based Handover (BSS12158)
The licence key for IMSI-Based Handover (IBHO) is an on/off type of licence key. The
IMSI-Based Handover in BSC can be activated if IBHO licence key has been installed
and it has not expired.
GSM-WCDMA Interworking (ISHO) must be active in the BSC before IMSI-based GSMWCDMA handover can be activated for a GSM cell. ISHO is activated when the FIFILE
parameter ISHO_SUPPORT_IN_BSC is set on.
BCF and BTS unlocking is prevented if the IBHO licence key has expired and IBHO has
been enabled in the cell. To unlock while the licence key is expired, parameters IBHO
GSM enabled (IGE) and IBHO WCDMA enabled (IWE) must be set to value N.
For more information, see IMSI-Based Handover under Feature descriptions.
Increased Dynamic SDCCH Capacity (BSS21113)
The licence key for Increased Dynamic SDCCH Capacity is an on/off type of licence key.
Once the licence key is installed and the state of the feature is set to 'ON', the maximum
number of SDCCH channels for each TRX increases from 16 to 24 or 32, depending on
the type of the TRX.
Dynamic SDCCH must be active in the BSC before Increased Dynamic SDCCH
Capacity can be activated.
If the licence key expires, the additional SDDCH channels are automatically reconfigured back to traffic channels as they are released.
For more information, see Dynamic SDCCH.
Inter-System Network-Controlled Cell Re-selection (BSS20394)
The licence key for Inter-system Network-Controlled Cell Re-selection (IS-NCCR) is an
on/off type of licence key. In addition to NCCR and IS-NCCR licence keys, IS-NCCR
requires that the FIFILE parameter ISHO_SUPPORT_IN_BSC is active. Once the licence
keys are installed and the state of the IS-NCCR feature is set to 'ON', IS-NCCR can be
enabled with parameter WCDMA FDD NCCR enabled (WFNE).
If the licence key for IS-NCCR expires, the parameter WCDMA FDD NCCR enabled
(WFNE) is disabled.
For more information, see Inter-System Network-Controlled Cell Re-selection.
ISHO acceleration via Iur-g (BSS21528)
The licence key for the feature ISHO acceleration via Iur-g is an on/off type of licence
key.
The Iur-g interface and BSC-RNC SPCs must be configured for the feature to work.
The feature is deactivated when the SCCP signaling point in both the network elements
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Load Based AMR Packing (BSS21154)


The licence key for Load Based AMR Packing is an on/off type of licence key. Once the
licence key is installed and the state of the feature is set to 'ON', the AMR-specific load
thresholds are used when allocating half rate for AMR calls.
If the licence key expires, the same load thresholds are used for both AMR and nonAMR calls.
For more information, see Enhanced Speech Codecs: AMR and EFR.
Load reporting via Iur-G (BSS21527)
The licence key for the feature Load reporting via Iur-G is an on/off type of licence key.
The Iur-g interface and BSC-RNC SPCs must be configured for the feature to work.
The feature is deactivated when the SCCP signaling point in both the network elements
is removed OR when the feature license is set to OFF state.
Long Reach TSL (2G BTS) (BSS21274)
The licence key for Long Reach TSL (2G BTS) is an on/off type of licence key. Once the
licence key is installed and the state of the feature is set to 'CONF' or 'ON', long reach
TSLs can be configured to the BCCH TRX of Flexi EDGE BTS.
If the licence key expires, the functionality is deactivated in the next BCCH
BCF/BTS/TRX lock/unlock.
For more information, see Extended Cell Range and Activating and Testing BSS21274:
Long Reach TSL (2G BTS).
LTE System Information w/ MML (BSS21529)
The licence key for LTE System Information w/ MML is an on/off type of licence key.
Once the licence key is installed and the state of the feature is set to 'CONF' or 'ON',
LTE adjacent cell and segment level LTE cell reselection parameters are made visible
for configuration. Once the feature state is ON and LTE adjacent cells are configured,
an MS can make autonomous cell reselection from the GSM/EDGE cell to LTE cell.
If the licence is set to OFF, LTE adjacent cell and priority parameters will not be visible
in user interface and an MS can not make cell reselection from the GSM/EDGE to LTE
cell.
Market Expansion Toolkit (BSS20869)
The licence key for Market Expansion Toolkit is an on/off type of licence key.
If the licence key expires, the functionality is deactivated.
For more information, see Radio Resource Pre-emption and Queuing .
Maximum MS TX Power During E911 Location (BSS21041)
The licence key for Maximum MS TX Power During E911 Location is an on/off type of
licence key. If the licence key expires, feature use is denied.
Merged P-&E-GSM900 (BSS21238)
The licence key for Merged P-&E-GSM900 is an on/off type of licence key. The usage
of this feature is controlled with SEG level parameter Merged PGSM and EGSM enabled
(MPE). This parameter will be displayed to the operator only if the licence is active and
the feature state in ON/CONF.

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Multipoint A Interface (BSS20092)


The licence key for Multipoint A Interface is an on/off type of licence key. Multipoint A
interface feature is activated in BSC when the feature state of the licence key is 'ON' and
the parameter CS_NRI_LENGTH value is set greater than zero.
Licence key expiry in the BSC leads to the deactivation of the feature. The licence key
state is changed to 'CONF' and the parameter CS_NRI_LENGTH is automatically set to
value 0 (zero). The licence key is deactivated when the parameter CS_NRI_LENGTH is
set 0 (zero), and the feature is not usable. After this, the default SPC of MSC is used
and all new connections are established only to it.
For more information, see Multipoint A Interface.
Multipoint Gb Interface (BSS20086)
The licence key for Multipoint Gb Interface is an on/off type of licence key. Once the
licence key is installed and the feature state set to 'CONF' or 'ON', it is possible to define
several NSEs for each PSE, and configure the parameters related to Multipoint Gb Interface.
If the licence key expires, the feature state changes to 'CONF' and new mobile stations
are assigned only to the default NSE.
For more information, see Multipoint Gb Interface.
Network-Assisted Cell Change (BSS11506)
The licence key for Network-Assisted Cell Change (NACC) is an on/off type of licence
key. Once the licence key is installed and the feature state set to 'ON', NACC can be
enabled with parameter NACC enabled (NACC).
If the licence key for NACC expires, the parameter NACC enabled (NACC) will be disabled.
For more information on NACC, see Network-Assisted Cell Change.
Network-Controlled Cell Re-selection (BSS11112)
The licence key for Network-Controlled Cell Re-selection (NCCR) is an on/off type of
licence key. Once the licence key is installed and the feature state set to 'ON', NCCR
can be enabled with parameter NCCR control mode (NCM).
If the licence key for NCCR expires, parameters NCCR control mode (NCM) and
WCDMA FDD NCCR enabled (WFNE) will be disabled.
For more information on NCCR, see Network-Controlled Cell Re-selection.
OSI over TCP/IP (BSS30340)
The licence key for OSI over TCP/IP is an on/off type of licence key. In case the licence
key expires, the feature is disabled and OSI connections need to be reconfigured.
Packet Control Unit (PCU2) Pooling (BSS20106)
The licence key for Packet Control Unit (PCU2) Pooling is an on/off type of licence key.
Once the licence key is installed and the feature state is set to 'ON', it is possible to add
or move PCUs to a Packet Service Entity (PSE).
If the licence key expires, new PCUs cannot be added or moved to PSEs.
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Packet Data Optimisation Package (BSS20432)


The licence key for Packet Data Optimisation Package is an on/off type of licence key.
Once the licence key is installed and the feature state is set to 'ON', it is possible to start
the PCU Utilisation measurement and use the optional counters in other measurements.
If the licence key expires, the functionality is deactivated.
Paging coordination in BSC (BSS20738)
The licence key for Paging coordination is time-based on/off type licence key. Once the
licence key is installed and the feature state is set to 'ON', modify the BSC specific
PAFILE parameter Network Mode of Operation (NMO) from NMO I to NMO II (with MML
command ZEGP). This feature will be activated after approximately five minutes of
changing the PAFILE parameter.
If the activation fails then alarm 1347 'CS PAGING COORDINATION ACTIVATION/DEACTIVATION FAILED is set.
If the licence key expires, the functionality is deactivated.
This feature can also be deactivated manually by modifying Network Mode of Operation
from NMO II to NMO I (with MML command ZEGP).This feature will be deactivated after
approximately five minutes of changing the PAFILE parameter.
Radio Link Timeout Parameter for AMR HR (BSS20974)
The licence key for Radio Link Timeout Parameter for AMR HR is an on/off type of
licence key. Once the licence key is installed and the state of the feature is set to 'ON',
it is possible to use the parameter AMR HR radio link timeout.
If the licence key expires, the parameter is disabled and the parameter AMR radio
link timeout is used for both AMR FR and AMR HR calls.
For more information, see Enhanced Speech Codecs: AMR and EFR.
Robust AMR Signalling (BSS20872)
The licence key for Robust AMR Signalling is an on/off type of licence key. It covers the
following features that can be activated separately once the licence key is installed:

FACCH and SACCH repetition for repeated ACCH capable mobiles on AMR
FACCH repetition for legacy mobiles on AMR FR
FACCH repetition for legacy mobiles on AMR HR
FACCH power increment
AMR Robust Signaling Measurement

If the licence key expires, the use of all four features is denied. AMR Signalling Measurement is stopped in case it is active.
For more information, see Robust AMR Signalling.
SDCCH and PS Data on DFCA TRX (BSS21161)
The licence key for SDCCH and PS Data on DFCA TRX is an on/off type of licence key.
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Pre-emption functionality is used on DFCA TRX

For more information, see BSS21161:SDCCH and PS Data on DFCA TRX Feature
description.
Secured O&M IP Connections (BSS20980)
The licence key for Secured O&M IP Connections is an on/off type of licence key.
Service Quality Based WCDMA Access (BSS30365)
The licence key for Service Quality Based WCDMA Access is an on/off type of licence
key. It covers the following features that can be activated separately once the licence
key is installed:

CPICH RSCP Based Criterion for 2G to 3G Cell Reselection


Mobile Specific Channel Release Message
WCDMA Neighbour Cell Reporting Enhancement

GSM-WCDMA Interworking (ISHO) must be active in the BSC before Service Quality
Based WCDMA Access can be configured. ISHO is activated when the FIFILE parameter ISHO_SUPPORT_IN_BSC is set on.
If the licence key expires, the use of all three features is deactivated.
For more information, see GSM-WCDMA Interworking.
Single Antenna Interference Cancellation (BSS2082)
Single Antenna Interference Cancellation (SAIC) is an optional feature, which is controlled by a BSC level On/Off licence key. The operator can activate the feature by
installing the licence key and then changing the feature state to 'ON'.
Licence expiry in the BSC leads to the deactivation of the feature.
SAIC has the following dependencies to other licensed software in the BSC:

DFCA needs to be enabled for DFCA SAIC optimization to work.


When AMR speech codec is used together with SAIC, AMR-specific SAIC counters
are updated in the AMR RX Quality measurement.

Single MA list for EGSM and PGSM (BSS21165)


The licence key for Single MA list for EGSM and PGSM is an on/off type of licence key.
Once the licence key is installed and the state of the feature is set to 'ON', it is possible
to use RF hopping with PGSM900 and EGSM900 frequencies in same MA list in a BTS.
If the licence key expires, feature use is denied.
Soft Channel Capacity (BSS30080)
The licence key for Soft Channel Capacity is capacity-based. The Soft Channels are
licensed according to the TRX count (8 TCHs/1 TRX licence key). The Soft Channel
count depends on Soft Channel Capacity licence keys in BSC and AMR Half Rate
licence key in BSC. Soft Channels have to be AMR HR channels.
The count of the Soft Channels is checked when BCF, BTS, TRX, or RTSL is unlocked.
If the count is exceeded or the licence key has expired, the operation is denied.
For more information, see Soft Channel Capacity in BSC.

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Space Time Interference Rejection Combination (BSS20494)


The licence key for Space Time Interference Rejection Combination (STIRC) is
capacity-based. The licence key sets a limit on the number of TRXs under STIRCenabled BTS(s) in the BSC. The count of the STIRC TRXs is checked in BTS modification, when STIRC enabling is in case. In addition, the count of STIRC TRXs is checked
in BCF, BTS, and TRX unlocks.
A TRX is seen as an STIRC TRX, if the BTS parameter STIRC enabled has value Y
(enabled). If the STIRC TRX count is exceeded or the licence key has expired, then
STIRC enabling via BTS modification and BCF, BTS, and TRX unlocks are denied in
case of STIRC TRXs.
To unlock the BCF/BTS/TRX while the count is exceeded or the licence key is expired,
the BTS parameter STIRC enabled needs to have value N (disabled).
Statistics for SIGTRAN (BSS21170)
The licence key for Statistics for SIGTRAN is an on/off type of licence key. If the licence
keys expire, feature use is denied. Once the licence key is installed and the feature state
of Statistics for SIGTRAN is set to 'ON', M3UA Association Set Measurement can be
activated.
Tandem Free Operation for AMR (BSS21118)
The licence key for Tandem Free Operation for AMR is a TRX based capacity licence
key, which is on/off controlled in the BSC.
When the licence key is valid and licenced capacity > 0, AMR TFO can be used for all
NB-AMR calls. If the licence key expires, TFO is not started for new NB-AMR calls or
after handover.
For more information, see Wideband AMR and Tandem Free Operation for AMR.
TD-SCDMA Incoming HO Support (BSS30315)
The licence key for TD-SCDMA Incoming HO Support is an on/off type of licence key.
Once the licence key is installed and the TD-SCDMA Incoming HO feature state is set
to 'ON', TD-SCDMA Incoming HO is enabled in the BSC.
If the licence key for TD-SCDMA Incoming HO for Idle Mode expires, the functionality
will be deactivated in the BSC.
For more information, see GSM - TD-SCDMA Interworking.
TD-SCDMA Interworking for Idle Mode (BSS30320)
The licence key for TD-SCDMA Interworking for Idle Mode is an on/off type of licence
key. The TD-SCDMA Interworking for Idle Mode feature is activated in the BSC once the
feature state is set to 'ON'.
The sending of TD-SCDMA idle mode controlling data is activated for a cell when the
licence key state is 'ON' and the value of the parameter threshold to search
UTRAN cells (QSRI) or GPRS threshold to search UTRAN cells (QSRP)
is set smaller than 15.
If the licence key for TD-SCDMA Interworking for Idle Mode expires, the BSC sets the
feature state to 'CONF' and stops sending TD-SCDMA neighbour information to the
MSS.
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Wideband AMR (BSS20960)


The licence key for Wideband AMR is capacity-based. This licence key enables 100
simultaneous WB-AMR calls in one BSC. After the licence key expires or the feature
state is set to CONF/OFF, WB-AMR can not be enabled in new BTSs and BSC does not
select anymore WB-AMR speech codec for new calls and in case of hand over.
When Wideband AMR licence key expires or before changing Wideband AMR feature
state to CONF/OFF, Wideband AMR codec mode set (ACMS) must be set to disabled
to make next BCF/BTS/TRX unlock successful.
For more information, see Wideband AMR and Tandem Free Operation for AMR.
Wideband AMR Capacity Licence (BSS21312)
Each one of these license keys provides 100 additional simultaneous WB-AMR calls per
BSC regardless of TRX number once installed and turned to ON state. Both Wideband
AMR Capacity Licence and Wideband AMR need to be activated to have more than 100
simultaneous WB AMR calls.
Wireless Priority Service (BSS11149)
The licence key for Wireless Priority Service (WPS) is an on/off type of licence key. If
the licence key for WPS expires, the functionality will be deactivated.
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MMLs
Licence keys are managed with the following MML:

Licence and Feature Handling (W7)

Counters
The following measurement contains counters related to licence management:

78 Position Based Services Measurement (counters 78024, 78027, 78028)

Error codes
The following error codes are related to licence management:

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ADJUSTABLE INTELLIGENT SHUTDOWN FOR FLEXI EDGE BTS NOT IN
USE IN BSC
ADJUSTABLE INTELLIGENT SHUTDOWN FOR TALK-FAMILY/METRO/ULTRA BTS NOT IN USE IN BSC
AMR Full Rate:
AMR FR FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
AMR Half Rate:
AMR HR CAPACITY FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
AMR HR TRX CAPACITY LICENCE EXCEEDED
AMR Progressive Power Control:
PPC FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
CS3&CS4:
CS3 CS4 FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
CS3&CS4 TRX CAPACITY LICENCE EXCEEDED
Double Power TRX for Flexi EDGE BTS:
DPTRX LICENCE NOT IN USE IN BSC
DPTRX CAPACITY LICENCE EXCEEDED
Downlink Dual Carrier:
DLDC FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
DLDC CAPACITY LICENCE EXCEEDED
DLDC CANNOT BE ENABLED WITHOUT EGPRS ENABLED IN BTS
Dynamic Frequency and Channel Allocation:
DFCA FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
DFCA TRX CAPACITY LICENCE EXCEEDED
EDGE:
GPRS AND EDGE FEATURES ARE NOT IN USE IN BSC
EDGE TRX CAPACITY LICENCE EXCEEDED
Energy Saving mode for BCCH TRX:
ENERGY SAVING MODE FOR BCCH TRX FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
Extended Cell for GPRS/EDGE:
EXTENDED CELL FOR GPRS/EDGE FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN THE BSC
MAX EGTCH TRX LIMIT OF EXTENDED CELL FOR GPRS/EDGE LICENCE
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INVALID EXTENDED CELL RADIUS, OR EXTENDED CELL FEATURE NOT
IN USE IN BSC
ETRX CAPACITY LICENCE EXCEEDED
Gb over IP:
FEATURE GB OVER IP IS NOT INSTALLED OR NOT ACTIVE IN THE BSC
CAPACITY LICENCE OF FEATURE GB OVER IP IS TRYING TO BE
EXCEEDED
GPRS:
GPRS AND EDGE FEATURES ARE NOT IN USE IN BSC
GPRS OR EDGE TRX CAPACITY LICENCE EXCEEDED
GPRS/EDGE Support for PGSM-EGSM BTS:
RF HOPPING ALLOWED PARAMETER CANNOT HAVE NO-VALUE
WITHOUT GPRS/EDGE SUPPORT FOR PGSM-EGSM BTS OPTION
RF HOP CANNOT BE USED FOR A PGSM-EGSM BTS WITH PGSM BCCH
WITHOUT CORRECT LICENCE
IMSI-Based Handover (IBHO):
IBHO FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
INTER SYSTEM HANDOVER FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
Inter-system Network-Controlled Cell Re-selection (IS-NCCR):
ISNCCR FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
Long Reach TSL (Flexi EDGE BTS):
LONG REACH TSL FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN THE BSC
Multipoint Gb Interface:
MULTIPOINT GB FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
PCU2 LICENCE DOES NOT EXIST OR IT IS IN WRONG STATE
Network-Controlled Cell Re-selection (NCCR):
NCCR FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
Network Assisted Cell Change (NACC):
NACC FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
OSI over TCP/IP
LICENCE IS NOT VALID
PCU and PCU2:
PCU CAPACITY LICENCE EXCEEDED
PCU2 CAPACITY LICENCE EXCEEDED
PCU LICENCE DOES NOT EXIST OR IS IN WRONG STATE
PCU AND PCU2 CAPACITY LICENCE EXCEEDED
Packet Control Unit (PCU2) Pooling:
PCU2 POOLING FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
GPRS OR EDGE TRX CAPACITY LICENCE EXCEEDED
Packet Data Optimisation Package:
PACKET DATA OPTIMISATION PACKAGE FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
k
SDCCH and PS Data on DFCA TRX:
ONLY RF OR DFCA HOPPING IS ALLOWED ON BTS WITH GPRS ENABLED
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ALL NON-BCCH TRXS MUST BE DFCA TRXS IN BTS THAT HAS GPRS
DFCA TRX OR SDCCH DFCA TRX
NO MORE THAN ONE PS DFCA MA LIST IS ALLOWED FOR BCCH BTS
ONE ATTACHED PS DFCA MA LIST REQUIRED FOR THE BTS
BTS SOFTWARE DOES NOT SUPPORT SDCCH AND PS DATA CHANNELS
ON DFCA TRX FEATURE
PCU2 REQUIRED IN BCSU TRACK WITH GPRS DFCA TRX
DCCH AND PS DATA CHANNELS ON DFCA TRX FEATURE NOT IN USE IN
BSC
SDCCH AND PS DATA CHANNELS ON DFCA TRX FEATURE NOT IN USE IN
BSC
ONE ATTACHED DFCA MA LIST FOR CS USE REQUIRED FOR THE BTS
A FREQUENCY IS ON TWO DFCA MA LISTS
Service Quality Based WCDMA Access:
PARAMETER FDD REPORTING THRESHOLD 2 NOT IN USE IN BSC
PARAMETER FDD RSCP MIN NOT IN USE IN BSC
Single MA list for EGSM and PGSM:
PGSM AND EGSM FREQUENCIES CANNOT BE IN SAME MA LIST
WITHOUT CORRECT LICENCE
RF HOP CANNOT BE USED FOR A PGSM EGSM BTS WITH PGSM BCCH
WITHOUT CORRECT LICENCE
Soft channel capacity:
SOFT CHANNEL CAPACITY LICENCE EXCEEDED
SOFT CHANNEL CAPACITY FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
AMOUNT OF SOFT CHANNELS IN BSC EXCEEDS AMR HR LICENCE
CAPACITY
TD-SCDMA Incoming HO Support and TD-SCDMA Interworking for Idle Mode:
TD-SCDMA IW OPTION IS NOT IN USE IN BSC
Wideband AMR:
AMR-WB with TFO FEATURE IS NOT IN USE IN THE BSC
MAX AMR-WB TRX LIMIT OF AMR-WB LICENCE EXCEEDED
BCF SW DOES NOT SUPPORT AMR-WB FEATURE

Alarms
The following alarms are related to licence keys for Location Services:

3294 LICENCE CAPACITY WARNING


3295 LICENCE CAPACITY EXCEEDED

For a detailed description of the alarms, see Failure Printouts (2000 - 3999).

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The following instructions show how to install licence keys in the network element by
using the MML interface. There may also be support in the network management tools,
like NetAct, to manage the licence keys of the NE in question. However, other ways than
MML are outside the scope of this document.
The licence key files are transferred to the network element with FTP, FTAM, or on a
disk, and stored to the LICENCE subdirectory under the root directory on the network
element's hard disk. The licence keys are then installed with an MML command.

g Set the transfer method in the FTP client to binary when transferring XML files to the
NE.
In the installation command, you can define the state(s) of the feature(s) covered by the
licence key. Depending on the feature, the feature state setting may either control the
operational feature activity (active/inactive) or control the administrational feature state:
whether the feature is allowed to be activated and configured. So the state setting can
have two different meanings:

If the feature is set to the OFF state, it is inactive after the licence key installation or
feature configuration and activation are not permitted.
If the feature is set to the CONFIG state, it is active after the installation (but does
not yet offer or use services) or feature configuration is permitted.
If the feature is set to the ON state, it is active after the installation and is fully functional (unless the functionality has been restricted for some parts in the licence key)
or feature activation is permitted.

Some features that need to be configured before they are taken into use have to be set
into the CONFIG state in the installation. For more information on the required initial
state of each licensed feature and the feature activation process, see the corresponding
Feature Activation Manual.
If the licence key to be installed is a continuation licence key or a new increment to a
capacity licence key, and the feature states are not defined in the installation command,
the system keeps the features in the same state in which they currently are.
licence key expiration warning time determines how long in advance the system gives a
warning (3269 licence key EXPIRATION WARNING) that the licence key is about to
expire. The shortest possible warning period is 7 days, and the longest possible period
is 90 days. Default is 30 days.

!
Define the warning time so that there is enough time, between the warning and the
expiration of the licence key, to order and install a continuation licence key or to make a
controlled inactivation of the feature(s) covered by the licence key. If the expiration of a
licence key causes an uncontrolled rampdown of feature(s), this may result in serious
malfunctioning of the network element.
When the installation of the licence key is ready, the licence key file is copied from the
LICENCE subdirectory (under the root directory) to the SW build main directory (to a
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tory is deleted. The system makes these copy and delete operations automatically, no
user action is needed.

!
Do not change the format of the licence key file when installing it in the network element!
If the file is stored in some other than XML format, the system does not recognise it when
you try to interrogate or modify data related to the file. Only XML licence key file
interrogation is allowed.
Do not change the licence key file name, or modify the contents of the file, and do not
open the XML file with text editor (because the editor might try to convert the file and
then autosave it). Modifications of the licence key file may stop the feature(s) from
functioning.
Before you start
Check the required initial state(s) of the feature(s) covered by the licence key (see the
corresponding Feature Activation Manual).
Make sure that all computer units are in normal working condition.
Steps
1

Transfer the licence key file to the network element.


Transfer the licence key file to the network element with FTP, FTAM, or on a disk.

Store the licence key file to the licence key directory.


Store the file to the LICENCE directory under the root directory on the network element's
hard disk.

g The licence key file must be saved to the hard disk in capital letters. The MML
command also requires capital letters.
3

Install the licence (W7L).


The licence file name is given in the installation command without the file extension
(.XML). If no licence file name is given, the system installs all licence keys found in the
LICENCE directory.
To install the licence(s), give the following command:
ZW7L:<licence file name(s)>:<initial state>;

Set licence expiration warning time (W7E).


To set the warning time, give the following command:
ZW7E:<licence code(s)>:<warning period length>;
The licence code(s) can be found in the licence file(s). You can interrogate licence file
data with the W7I command:
ZW7I:LIC,FULL:LFNAME=<licence file name(S)>;

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Check that the installation succeeded (W7I).


To check that the installed licence keys can be found in the network element, give the
following command:
ZW7I:LIC,LIM;
You should get the following kind of printout:

LICENCE INFORMATION:
LICENCE CODE
LICENCE NAME
-------------------------------------------------------MMLLIC03
Feature A with capacity 100
MMLLIC02
Feature B
MMLLIC03
Feature A with capacity 100
MMLLIC01
Trial licence for Feature C
COMMAND EXECUTED
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Check feature states (W7I).


To check that the features are in the required initial state, give the following command:
ZW7I:FEA,FULL:FEA=<feature code(s)>;
The feature code(s) can be found based on the licence code. You can interrogate
feature code(s) with the W7I command:
ZW7I:FEA,LIM:LIC=<licence code(s)>;
You should get the following kind of printout:
FEATURE INFORMATION:
-----------------------------------------------------FEATURE CODE:..............4
FEATURE NAME:..............An example feature number 4
FEATURE STATE:.............OFF
FEATURE CAPACITY:..........2000
-----------------------------------------------------FEATURE CODE:..............3
FEATURE NAME:..............An example feature number 3
FEATURE STATE:.............CONFIG
FEATURE CAPACITY:..........2000
COMMAND EXECUTED

Configure features that require configuration before activation.


For instructions, see the feature's Feature Activation Manual.

Activate configured features.


To activate or to enable the activation of the configured features, give the following
command:
ZW7M:FEA=<feature code(s):ON;

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g Check the needed steps for the feature activation in the feature's Feature Activation
Manual.
9

Check that the activation succeeded(W7I).


To check that the features were activated or that the activation of the feature is enabled,
give the following command:
ZW7I:FEA,FULL:FEA=<feature code(s)>;
You should get the following kind of printout:
FEATURE INFORMATION:
-----------------------------------------------------FEATURE CODE:..............4
FEATURE NAME:..............An example feature number 4
FEATURE STATE:.............ON
FEATURE CAPACITY:..........2000
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element
The following instructions show how to remove a licence key from the network element.
The licence key to be removed can be an expired or an active one. Before removing an
active licence key, however, make sure that the features covered by the licence key
have been taken out of use in a controlled way. If you try to remove an active licence
key, the system gives you a warning message and asks you to confirm the 'delete
licence' command.
Steps
1

Check the licence key's activation status (W7I)


The status of the licence key can be:

OFF (expired or not active)


LIM (active limited)
UNL (active unlimited)

To check the status, give the following command:


ZW7I:LIC,FULL:LFNAME=<licence file names);
If the licence is unlimited, you should get the following kind of printout:
LICENCE INFORMATION:
-------------------------------------------------------------LICENCE CODE:................MMLLIC01
LICENCE NAME:................An unlimited non-capacity licence
LICENCE FILE NAME:...........33477333
SERIAL NUMBER:...............FI01234567890
ORDER IDENTIFIER:............0123456789
CUSTOMER ID:.................12345
CUSTOMER NAME:...............Telecommunications Operator Ltd.
TARGET NE TYPE:..............NEtype
TARGET ID:...................361544
LICENCE STATE:...............ACTIVE UNLIMITED
START DATE:..................2004-07-03
END DATE:....................20040803
EXPIRATION WARNING PERIOD:...20
COMMAND EXECUTED
If the licence is limited, you should get the following kind of printout:
LICENCE CODE:..............TL31
LICENCE NAME:..............A limited capacity licence
LICENCE FILE NAME:.........B3470305
SERIAL NUMBER:.............0000208023488
ORDER IDENTIFIER:..........1234500031
CUSTOMER ID:...............12345
CUSTOMER NAME:.............Telecommunications Operator Ltd.
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TARGET ID:.................0
LICENCE STATE:.............ACTIVE LIMITED
START DATE:................2005-08-22
EXPIRATION DATE:...........2006-08-30
EXPIRATION WARNING PERIOD:.30
LICENCE CAPACITY:..........10000
2

Check the feature states (W7I)


To check that the features covered by the licence key are not active, give the following
command:
ZW7I:FEA,FULL:FEA=<feature code(s)>;
The feature code(s) can be found in the corresponding Feature Activation Manuals.
You should get the following kind of printout:
FEATURE INFORMATION:
--------------------------------------------------FEATURE CODE:...........7
FEATURE NAME:...........An example feature number 7
FEATURE STATE:..........OFF
FEATURE CAPACITY:.......2000
--------------------------------------------------FEATURE CODE:...........2
FEATURE NAME:...........An example feature number 2
FEATURE STATE:..........OFF
FEATURE CAPACITY:.......1000
COMMAND EXECUTED
If there are any active features covered by the licence key, check whether they can be
taken out of use.
For instructions on how to ramp down an active feature, see the feature's Feature Activation Manual.

Inactivate ramped-down features


To inactivate a ramped-down feature, give the following command:
ZW7M:FEA=<feature code(s)>:OFF;

Remove the licence key (W7D)


To remove the licence key from the network element, give the following command:
ZW7D:<licence file name>;

Check that the removal succeeded (W7I)


To check that the licence key was removed from the LICENCE directory, give the following command:
ZW7I:LIC,LIM:LFNAME=<licence file name>;
You should get the following kind of printout:

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The following instructions show how to clean the LICENCE directory of obsolete licence
keys (expired licence keys). The cleaning command deletes all obsolete licence keys
whose licence file name is given in the command. If no licence file name is given, all
obsolete licences found in the directory are deleted.
Steps
1

Check obsolete licence keys (W7I)


To list all obsolete licence keys, give the following command:
ZW7I:LIC,FULL:STATE=OFF;

g The state of licence key files (that is: not active, active or expired) depends on the
validity time defined in the licence key file and the operator cannot change it.
However, the state of features depends on the related licence key files and on user
selection. The system puts features into CONFIG state if all their licence keys are
either not active or expired. Moreover, the operator can manually select the state of
the feature if a valid licence key file exists.
2

Remove obsolete licence keys (W7R)


a) To remove selected obsolete licence keys, give the following command:
ZW7R:<licence file name(s)>;
b) To remove all obsolete licence keys found in the LICENCE directory and from the
work files, give the following command:
ZW7R:;

Check that the cleaning succeeded (W7I)


a) To check that the selected obsolete licence keys were removed, give the following
command:
ZW7I:LIC,FULL:LFNAME=<licence file name(s)>;
b) To check that all obsolete licence keys found in the LICENCE directory were
removed, give the following command:
ZW7I:LIC,FULL:STATE=OFF;

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troubleshooting
Old optional feature does not function after software upgrade
The problem is not with the software but with the configuration in licence key management. A probable cause for the problem is that a feature that has been using parameter
management for optionality management started to use licence key management for
optional management.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Check whether the feature is in the list of licensed features.


Check whether the licence key has been ordered and installed in the NE.
Order and install the licence key, if it has not been installed.
Activate the feature.
If the feature still does not function, see Section Licence key has been installed but
feature does not function.

Licence key file cannot be installed


A probable cause of the problem is that the licence key file is invalid/faulty.
1. Contact Nokia Siemens Networks for a new copy of the licence key file.
2. Do not open the XML file with text editor (because the editor might try to convert the
file and then autosave it).
If you want to read the file with editor, create a copy first, and then read the copy.
3. Transfer the licence key file to the NE in binary form.
(FTP transfer in ASCII form might convert the file content.)
4. Try to install the new licence key file.
For instructions, see Chapter Installing licence key in the network element.
5. If the file still cannot be installed, contact Nokia Siemens Networks.

g Always transfer the files with an FTP client in binary mode (not in ASCII mode).
Licence key has been installed but feature does not function
A probable cause for the problem is that the licensed feature is dependent on some
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