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1. Introduction
2. Types of Node B using on Network
3. Basic functionality of the Node B
4. Using tools Hyper Terminal & EMAS
5. Basic Node B troubleshooting using

Node B Transport P.6


O&M Router





CBNL Transport Network


RBS with IP (P6)


For Iub and O&M

IP/Ethernet interface with
optional Ethernet switch
1 SFP + 6 Electrical Eth. ports
Synch client

3206 in example

Board functionality

Designed for mass production in RBS
quantities. (Cost efficient, good
Fast/Gigabit Ethernet
RBS User Plane IP termination
throttled to 150 Mbit/s in RBS version
Includes Ethernet switch

CBU: A merge between SCB, GPB, TUB, and ETB

The CBU is the central control unit of the RBS. It executes the main part of the control
functions in the RBS and controls the boards via the board processors.

ET1 & 2

ET3 & 4

Power distribution to back plane

Timing unit for network & radio synch with extended holdover time
GPS interface for synch and positioning


4 x E1/T1/J1 ports


Ethernet interface for site-LAN


RS485 interface for control of fan and auxiliary equipment


Main processor for RBS with 512Mbyte RAM and Flash disk
IMA functionality

RUIF: An interface board for 6 radio units

The RUIF is a device board unit used for communication between the Radio Units (RU)
and the Baseband (BB) digital subrack. Communication includes control data, clock
signals, and gamma data.

Data F

Data E
Data D

Data C

Data B

Data A

Timing distribution to base-band boards and radio units

Distribution of up- and down-link gamma signals between radio
units and base-band boards
Board processor for control of six radio units and six FSK-modems
(Communication with ASC and RET)

RU21: A merge between MCPA and TRX
The RU receives digital data from the Baseband, converts the data into analog radio
signals, amplifies these and feeds them to the FU. The RU also receives radio signals
from the FU, converts these signals into digital data, and sends them to Baseband.

Two transmitters and one DPD MCPA for two carriers DL
Power clipping function
One 2 branch diversity receiver for one carrier UL
DC/DC converter for RU and FU with 10ms hold-up for logic parts
One CPU (XP) for control of RU and filter unit (FU)
Interface for FU control and power distribution to FU.
Available with 20/30W per carrier.

FU12: A Filter and LNA unit for two antennas
The FU12 sits between the Radio Units (RU) and the antenna. It filters transmit and
receive signals to and from the RU, and amplifies and controls the RX signal gain from
the antenna to the RUs.

One duplex filter for the first antenna (TX and RX)
One receive filter for the second antenna (RX only)
One TX port and four RX ports, two from each antenna
Gain adjust for feeder compensation and gain select
Power distribution to ASC and RET
FSK modem for ASC and RET communication
Parameter memory (EEprom)
Control interface (I2C) from RU (Class 3 AU)

MTN Ghana Node B Types

1. RBS 3206
2. RBS 3418
3. RBS 3518
4. RBS 3106

(Indoor Cabinet / Multi

(Indoor Cabinet / Multi
(Indoor Cabinet / Multi
(Outdoor Cabinet / Multi

RBS 3206 M
Position Description

Connection Field (CF)


Fan Control Unit (FCU)

Power Distribution Unit (PDU)

Filter sub rack

The filter sub rack contains the following:
Filter Unit (FU)

The radio subrack contains the following:

Radio Unit (RU)
Radio subrack also includes the digital casette, see

Digital cassette:
Control Base Unit (CBU)
Exchange Terminal (ET) board
Random Access and Receiver (RAX) board
Transmitter (TX) board
Radio Unit Interface (RUIF)

RBS 3206 M

Cabinet View

Subrack View

RBS 3206 F

RBS Sub rack View

RU21 View

FU12 View

RBS 3418
Position Unit

Board slots

Power Distribution Unit (PDU) or

Power Supply Unit (PSU)

Fan Unit

Connection Field (Front or Rear)

RBS 3418 View

RBS 3518


Site LAN interface

OIL interfaces

Transmission connection interfaces

External alarm interfaces

ESD interface

Earth grounding interface (underneath the


Power interface

GPS (optional)

RBS 3518 View

RBS 3106
Positi Unit


Fan Control Unit (FCU)

AC-powered RBS - Power sub rack, which contains the following:

Power Supply Unit (PSU)

Battery Fuse Unit (BFU)
Auxiliary Unit Hub (AUH)
DC-powered RBS: DC Heater

Battery shelf

Battery shelf or space for optional site transmission equipment

AC-powered RBS: AC Connection Unit (ACCU)

DC-powered RBS: DC Connection Unit (DCCU)

Climate Unit (CLU)

Digital sub rack, which contains the following:

Control Base Unit (CBU)

Exchange Terminal (ET) board
Random Access and Receiver (RAX) board
Transmitter (TX) board
Radio Unit Interface (RUIF)

Radio sub rack 7RU contains Radio Units (RU)

Filter sub rack contains Filter Units (FU)

Power bar

Distribution Frame (DF)

Antenna cable inlet

External Alarm Unit (XALM)

Power distribution sub rack contains Power Distribution Units (PDU)

Radio sub rack 2RU contains Radio Units (RU)

RBS 3106 View

Operation and Maintenace

This Document is provide you how to
use the EMAS (Element Manager) for
Operation and Maintenance Node B
in P.6

1. Open your HyperTerminal New Connection.

2. Setting your COM properties like the below snapshot.

-. Bit per second = 9600
-. Flow Control = Xon/Xoff

3. Put this command on your hyperterminal : ifconfig

4. Go to your LAN ( Local Area Connection ) Configure the IP of your


5. Open your RBS Element Manager Enter the IP of the Node and
Click connect.

6. This snapshot show of the Equipment List from the Node.

7. 0 You can check the current alarm of the node.

Go to Supervision Alarm List

7.1 . You can check the current alarm of the node.

Go to Supervision Alarm List
right click on the alarm choose alarm details

8. You can check the log alarm of the node.

Go to Supervision Alarm Log

9. If some board is faulty, you can make sure from the test board
Go to Maintenance Test Board

10. Subrack Overview :

(CBU , ET_MFX , RAXB , TXB , RUIFB ) all the board is must be

11. Setting the EtherSwitchPort

Go to ET-MFX EthernetSwitch (Right Click in the port)

12. Setting the InternalEthernetPort

Go to ET-MFX InternalEthernetPort (right click) properties
defaultRouter0 =

13. How to check sector status.

Operational state should be enabled ,unlocked and no alarm.

14. Make sure the IP Address is enabled.

15. Make sure the IpAccessHostEt=1 is enabled.

16. Make sure the ntpServerAddress is enabled,unlocked and

SyncStatus OK.
-. IpSyncRef=1 :
-. IpSyncRef=2 :

17. Make sure the IpAccessHostGpb=1-1-1 is enabled unlocked.

18. Make sure the Sctp=1-1 is enabled and reserved Yes.

19. How to check Synchronization :

Go to Dropdown menu box ATM Synchronization.
Make sure the syncRefPriority 1 is active and OK and syncRefPriority 2 is
inactive and OK

20. How to See the CVs :

Go to Dropdown menu box Software SwManagement
Configuration versions

21. How to see the Upgrade Packages

Go to Dropdown menu box Software SwManagement Upgrade

22. Go to Dropdown menu box Radio Network Iub-Iub_SiteID

make sure the NbapDedicated-1 and NbapCommon-1 is enabled.

23. Go to Dropdown menu box Radio Network Sectors

make sure All the Carriers for each sector are enabled.

24. Go To Network Element Settings

Make sure the ntpServerAddressPrimary is

25. How to Lock/Unblock the equipment unit :

Go to Dropdown menu box Equipment choose your equipment
unit from the subrack. right click Lock.

26. How to Restart the equipment unit :

Go to Dropdown menu box Equipment choose your equipment
unit from the subrack. right click Restart