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CDMA International Roaming
Technical Data Sheets

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CDG Document 153

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October 29, 2007
CDMA Development Group
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..................... Ver 4 2 February 16 ii ..............4 3 1............................................................................................................1 Introduction........................................... CDMA International Roaming Coverage Exchange Requirements......................... 4 4 1...................... 5 6 1....................7 Exchange Frequency...................................................................................6 Exchange Method.............. 7 9 1.. 5 7 1....................................................................... 7 10 Ref Doc 153......................6 8 1...................................................................................................................................5 Exchange Format Requirements............................................................................................4 5 1.........................1 Contents 1 21........................................................................................................3 Technical Assistance........2 Acronyms and Abbreviations.................................................................................................4 General Requirements......

2007 3. 2007 2.0 Final draft Ref Doc153.CDMA International Roaming Technical Data Sheets Contents 1 Revision History 1 Date Description April 23. Ver 4 2 Version October 2007 iii . 2007 4.0 Updated file types.0 Updated based on initial carrier feedback meeting Oct 13.0 Initial CDG release May 16. reference documentation and cities listed on maps Oct 29. 2007 1.

and display of geographic knowledge. Marketing Coverage Map The coverage boundary a carrier markets to their customer.1 3 CDMA International Roaming Coverage Exchange Requirements Introduction and Purpose This document provides an overview of what carriers have agreed are basic requirements for 5exchanging coverage footprint information. It is not the intent of this whitepaper to change or modify 7any of the confidentiality or other provisions in existing agreements between carriers. 1 2 1.DAT. Licensed Coverage Map The area a carrier owns RF spectrum in to operate. The 8exchange of coverage information between carriers is subject to the terms and conditions 9contained in any roaming agreement.GIF Image file extension denoting a Graphic Interchange Format file . non disclosure agreement or any other agreement between 10such carriers. MapInfo GIS file extension denoting a extensions include .PSP Image file extension denoting a Paintshop Pro file .ID and . Extensions include . . and . It is a guideline for all CDMA network operators to use 6to create and distribute coverage maps. They are not considered an accurate representation of where a customer would have service.SHP.E00 files Geographic Information System (GIS) A geographic information system is a system for management.AI Image file extension denoting an Adobe System file . .JPEG Image file extension denoting a Joint Photographic Group file .PIC/. .CPC Image file extension denoting a Cartesian file . These coverage areas are typically found on web-sites and printed collateral. . Ref Doc 153. 4 1.PICT Image file extension denoting an Apple file . Ver 4 2 February 16 4 .DBF.CDR Image file extension denoting a coral draw file .MAP files.TAB. analysis.1 1.2 Acronyms and Abbreviations 11 Table 1-1 Acronyms and Abbreviations 12 Acronym Meaning .TPIC Image file extension denoting a Truevision file ESRI ESRI product.JPG/.TGA/. which is represented using a series of information sets such as maps and globes and geographic data sets.PCT/ .SHX. not always where they do offer service.

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 o 850Mhz voice coverage Ref Doc153. vegetation and transmitter settings all contribute to the size and shape of the RF footprint. See Appendix 1. 1 2For 1. RF Radio Frequency RF Coverage Map A real world projection that illustrates the degradation of radio waves as they travel from a given point.3 Technical Assistance any questions or comments regarding this document. 1xRTT and EVDO coverage. Below is an example list of the maps that should be shared assuming a carrier provides both 850 & 1900Mhz coverage as well as voice. SID System Identification.1 Acronym Meaning Projection A method by which the curved surface of the earth is portrayed on a flat surface. 10 o The map title 11 o The map projection 12 o The RF signal level provided 13  RF and Marketing Coverage maps are acceptable while licensed coverage maps are not acceptable. This generally requires a systematic mathematical transformation of the earth's graticule of lines of longitude and latitude onto a flat surface. Ver 4 2 October 2007 5 .  A separate coverage map should be provided for each service (Voice.4 General Requirements Carriers have agreed to following minimum requirement no matter which coverage format is exchanged: 5 6 7  8 9 Coverage maps should be an illustration of where a carrier provides CDMA service to their own customer. The following are recommended to be included in a separate word document so that the map can be as clean as possible. contact CDG at the address on the cover of this 3document. Data (1x. EVDO. SMS. Electromagnetic wave propagation along with topography. RevA) at frequency which is available. 4 1.

. carriers have agreed to exchange image files of coverage maps. By providing information at this level.SHP.DBF.MAP files  It is recommended that carriers who are able to share GIS files provide coverage based on broadcast SIDs.5. Extensions include . . . . and . An 13appropriate list of cities should be determined by the serving carrier. No minimum population 14requirements have been set.1 Geographic Information System file – Carriers support the following mapping software file types as the recommended format for exchanging coverage maps.5 Exchange Format Requirements At a minimum. carriers assist their partner in acquiring their network in a timely and accurate manner which results in more revenue for both carriers. Carrier name underscore frequency underscore service underscore month date year dot file extension. In addition. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 o SID – The files should be submitted so that unique SIDs are identified independently of other SIDs 29 Ref Doc153. The file name should be as follows.tab 1. An example of a correct file name is ACMEDigital_850voice_01012007. 11 12 Geographic Information Systems files should be made available if the carrier can produce those files.SHX.1 1 o 850Mhz 1xRTT coverage 2 o 850Mhz EVDO coverage 3 o 1900Mhz voice coverage 4 o 1900Mhz 1xRTT coverage 5 o 1900Mhz EVDO coverage 6  7 8 9 10 The same naming convention should be used for each file.TAB.E00 files  MapInfo – A MapInfo file with one of the following extensions that geographically represents where coverage is available. any city list that a carrier provides to its own customers should be provided to a roaming partner.ID and . Extensions include .DAT. Ver 4 2 October 2007 6 .  ERSI – An ERSI file with one of the following extensions that geographically represents where coverage is available. The following are the requirements based on which format is submitted: 15 16 17 18 19 20 1.

7 Exchange Frequency 23Carriers 24should whose coverage is changing rapidly should update and distribute maps on a quarterly basis. 5  For regional or market level maps a minimum of the six (6) largest cities or destinations within a coverage area must be labeled. Ref Doc153.cdg.GIF – Graphic Interchange Format 12 o . 21Roaming 22 1. free CDG CDMA Information Exchange Tool (CRIET) which is found at this address: www.TPIC – Truevision 16  RF Coverage files which are usually images files are also acceptable o 17 Planet 18 19 1.6 Exchange Method 20While carriers can e-mail coverage maps the recommended method is to use the on line.The following are requirements if carriers are 2 exchanging coverage maps in image files: 3  Map must be in color 4  Map should be in high resolution with greater than 300 dot per square inch.org/CRIET . No cities are needed to be displayed for country level maps.PSP – Paintshop Pro 15 o .2 Image files .AI – Adobe Systems 9 o . Ver 4 2 October 2007 7 .JPG/.PIC/. Maps be updated a minimum of once a year even if coverage isn’t changing dramatically.CDR – Coral Draw 10 o .PICT/.PCT – Apple 14 o .1 1 1.JPEG – Joint Photographic Group 13 o . CPC – Cartesian 11 o .  Any of the following formats are acceptable image file formats: 6 7 8 o .TGA/.5.

Ver 4 2 October 2007 8 .Mercador 4 RF Signal Level – Neg 98 5 6 7 Ref Doc153.1 1 APPENDIX 1 2 Map Title – ACME Telcom 800 CDMA Voice Coverage 3 Map Projection .