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IRAT Performance Improvement

Tasikmalaya Region

Huawei Performance Team

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We started analysis for 3G to 2G neighbor level IRATHO performance for both CS and PS services. IRAT failure due to PS UTRAN No reply was mainly caused by poor 2G RF conditions at time of handover. In this analysis we found that few target 2G cells have high congestion for CS and PS services. Route Cause Analysis: In first level analysis we found that most of the IRAT failures (CS IRAT and PS IRAT both) were due to high physical channel failure at worst cells. 2. Further to this for PS IRAT failure another reason was high failure due to PS UTRAN No Reply in poor RF conditions. HUAWEI Confidential .Problem Statement and Route Cause Analysis Problem Statement: IRATHO CS and IRATHO PS SR performance degraded in Tasikmalaya (RNC Sukamenak). which was one of cause for IRAT failure due to physical channel failure. After finding out 2 major reasons for CS and PS IRAT failures we investigate further and found bellow mentioned conclusions – 1. Major Problem was with IRATHO PS SR.

(first on 13th Sep . HUAWEI Confidential . After these actions IRAT performance improved and now maintained above baseline. second on 17th Sep and 3rd on 18th Sep 2012).Top Worst Cells • Parameter optimization done in 3 steps as per action plan mentioned in previous slide .

or the CELL CHANGE ORDER FROM UTRAN message is received. TargetRatR99PsThd=16 to 26. 4. the IRAT HHO will happen. This parameter is used for decision making for the inter-RAT handover. TargetRatHThd=16 to 26. Protocol default value is 5s. And after changing this IRAT PS performance also improved and maintained above baseline. We Planned to change U2GNCELL parameter Cell individual offset (CIOOffset) for the GSM cell. we changed UCELLINTERRATHOCOV parameters TargetRatCsThd=16 to 26. A smaller the value of the parameter indicates the lower the handover priority of the GSM cell. the 2G signal is good. Capacity augmentation done by 2G team on request for congested 2G cells on 12th Sep 2012 (Most affected 2G cell was CIANDA 1) and PS IRAT performance improved after this. and 95dbm for 2G is not a good signal. This action implemented on 17th Sep 2012 in recent. Timer T309 is started after the UE is reselected to a cell belonging to another radio access system in connected mode. We want to allow some more time to UE to successfully connect to new cell. PenaltyTimeForPhyChFail=30 to 60 at worst cells. 3. The UE will continue the connection to UTRAN upon expiry. After Action 2 and 3 PS IRAT Performance also improved but PS IRATHO SR was still slightly bellow baseline. We also done bellow mentioned parameter optimization to further improve IRAT performance as it was still bellow baseline – 1. 2. So We changed T309 to 8s. and the 3G signal meet the IRAT HHO condition. 2G will also not very good. we consider when the 2G signal is more than -95dbm. This change also implemented in two steps first on 13th Sep and then on17th Sep 2012 at remaining worst cells. as we know. A larger value of the parameter indicates the higher the handover priority of the GSM cell. when the 3G signal is bad. So we finally decided to change UCONNMODETIMER Parameter T309 on 18th Sep 2012 in RNC Sukamenak. This change done on 17th Sep 2012.Handling Process : Handling Process: Now we know that route cause of poor IRAT performance was congestion at target 2G cells and poor 2G coverage at time of IRAT handovers. so we planned to increase the 2G signal threshold and Inter-RAT HO Physical Channel Failure Penalty Timer to make sure when 3G want to handover to 2G. So we reduced the priority of congested 2G cells for IRAT handover based on level of congestion and number of physical channel failure during IRAT. As per default setting in 3G side. Now we decided to implement Action 1 for remaining worst cells of PS IRAT and also changed UEXT2GCELL Parameter RATCELLTYPE from EDGE to GPRS for those neighbors where high PS IRAT failure were occurring in poor coverage. It is stopped after the UE is successfully connected in the new cell. HUAWEI Confidential .

Details of Parameter Changes: Bellow mentioned UCELLINTERRATHOCOV parameters changed on 13th and 17th Sep 2012 . HUAWEI Confidential .

Bellow mentioned UEXT2GCELL Parameters changed on 17th Sep 2012 . HUAWEI Confidential . Bellow mentioned UCONNMODETIMER Parameters changed on 18th Sep 2012.Details of Parameter Changes: Bellow mentioned U2GNCELL Parameters changed on 17th Sep 2012 .

HUAWEI Confidential .KPI Trend First Step First Step • • • Second Step Third Step 2G Data capacity augmentation done on 12th Sep 2012. Worst cell of 2G congestion was CIANDA 1. Parameter Optimization at 3G end done in 3 steps first on 13th Sep . PS IRAT performance improved after that. second on 17th Sep and third on 18th Sep 2012. For details of actions in each step please refer previous slide named Handling process and details of parameter changes. After these actions IRAT performance improved and now maintained above baseline. More PDCH channel added at other 2G cells also which have smaller data congestion in order to provide more room for data.

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