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logs for FlexiBSC.

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Introduction to DX200 Platform

Objectives
After this training module, the student should be able to:

Explain the main principles of DX200 platforms


Explain DX200 Redundancy Principles
(2N, N+1, SN+ and 1+1)

Give an overview about hardware, common units and


functionalities of Flexi BSC

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Principle of DX200 Platform

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DX200 is Used in Different Network Elements

In SGSN (Serving GPRS


Support Node)

In SRR (Service Routing


Register)

And in many others


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In BSC (Base Station


Controller)

In HLR (Home Location


Register)

In MSC (Mobile Switching


Center)

In MSS (MSC Server)

DX 200 has an extensive installed


base, and it is growing all the time

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The DX 200 was developed as to serve the needs of GSM, TETRA, NMT, and
MPT1327 networks and has been in use for many years.
In GSM, it has served and continues to serve as a reliable platform and consists of
the BSC, MSC, HLR and 2G SGSN.
Over time, the DX 200 platform has evolved from subrack to cartridge and finally to Iseries technology. These upgrades have enabled the DX 200 to serve the needs of
GPRS, EDGE, and 3G networks.

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DX200 is a SW and HW Platform for Network


Elements
NETWORK ELEMENT
DX200

Application SW

Other entities

(e.g. BSC SW)

Interfaces

DX 200 is the common


functional part of several
applications (network
elements)
DX 200 SW is a
substantial part of all SW
in a network element

Application Programming Interfaces

Network
Management
Systems

Basic Telecommunication SW

Other
Network
Elements

DX 200 SW
Operating System + Middleware

Management
Protocols

Network
Protocols

HW interfaces

ClassicDX 200 HW ATCA

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The DX 200 is fault tolerant, multi-processor computing platforms that supports the
switching of traffic channels (speech), user data, signalling, short messages and
cellular radio administration.
Platforms support the following common features:
Distributed processing architecture
Modularity
Common hardware
Fault tolerance
The distributed processing architecture in the DX 200 platform facilitates high
availability and reliability in systems using these platforms. In addition, the control
functions are very easy to use.

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DX200 is Modular, Scalable and Redundant


Flexi BSC

Faulty modules can be replaced without service breaks


Capacity can be increased without service breaks
HW and SW upgrades can be done without service breaks
New SW releases can be tested on trial side before using them on active side

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The modular structure is economically dimensioned according to the customers


needs. This enables the system to function flexibly and to add capacity whenever
required. Associated equipment costs can then be kept in line with the overall
network coverage requirements.
The modular hardware structure enables flexible hardware development. It also
simplifies the upgrade of the system and localisation and changing faulty plug-in
units (PIUs).
The modularity also applies to software of the two platforms. The modularity of the
software simplifies the development of software, implementation of new features and
services, and upgrade of the software modules.

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DX200 Platform
Cellular
Network
(MSS,MSC,
HLR,
SRR)

Cellular
Packet
Core

Radio
Network

Tetra
Network

(BSC)

(DXT)

(SGSN)

Fixed
Network
(DX 220,
SXC)

Switching Platform

DX 200
Platform

Computing Platform
Common DX 200 Hardware Base

Common functional part for several DX200 based application


systems
Platform forms typically 50..80% of the total size of application
software
Total amount of source code lines in Platform is 10 million !

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The Switching Platform provides common telecom functions (for example, statistics,
routing, and address analysis)
The Fault Tolerant Computing Platform provides a distributed and fault tolerant
computing environment for the upper platform levels and the applications. It is ideal
for use in implementing flexible, efficient and fault tolerant computing systems. The
Computing Platform includes basic computer services as well as system
maintenance services.
The Computing Platform is based upon general purpose computer units with interprocessor communications. The number of computer units can be scaled according
to application and network element specific processing capacity requirements.
The Hardware Platform based on standard mechanics provides cost-efficiency
through the use of modular, optimized and standardized solutions that are largely
based on commercially available chipsets.
Concept platform and it's layer structure should in this context be seen as a modular
set of closely related building blocks which provide well defined services. Structure
must not be seen as static and monolithic, as the subset of services needed for an
application (specific network element) can be selected.

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Flexi BSC Architecture


Internal redundant switching for both PCM and IP connections
Redundant message and Ethernet bus for interconnecting all functional units
External IP connectivity for optimised IP transport
IP switch
IP

Ethernet
PCU

PDH /
SDH / IP

BCSU

MCMU

OMU

Hard disks
USB memory
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Ethernet Message bus


ET/SET
/ETIP

GSWB

CLS

Superior
BSC
Technical
Architecture
High
availability
platform
with swift
fault detection and
hot standby units to allow minimal system downtime
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The NSN Flexi BSC is based on a modular software (SW) and hardware (HW)
structure. Because there are exact specifications for the interfaces between different
modules, new functions can easily be added without changing the architecture of the
system. Thus, the BSC3i can have a long operational lifespan and still always have
up-to-date features.

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DX200 Summary
Optimal for several applications
Extensive set of valuable services
Modular, scalable and redundant
Extremely reliable
Constantly enhanced
DX200 is a resilient platform well adapted to critical applications
DX200 is todays safest platform for many applications
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DX200 Redundancy Principles

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2N Redundancy
2N Redundancy (duplication)
one spare unit designated for one active unit
Software in the unit pair is kept synchronized
(hot-standby) -> fast switchover

Active

Hot stand-by

2N redundancy principle

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2N Redundancy (duplication) is used when two units are dedicated to a task for
which one is enough at any given time. One of the units is always active, that is in
the working state. The other unit is kept in the hot standby state, the spare state.
For example:
2N in BSC: OMU, GSW, MCMU
When a unit is detected faulty, it is taken into the testing state, and the fault location
and testing programs are activated. On the basis of the diagnosis, the unit is taken to
the separated state, if a fault is detected, or into use automatically, if no fault is
detected.
If the spare unit is designated for only one active unit, the software in the spare unit is
kept synchronised so that taking it in use in fault situations (switchover) is very fast.
The spare unit can be said to be in hot standby. This redundancy principle is called
duplication, abbreviated "2N".

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Replaceable N+1 Redundancy


Replacement (N+1) or (N+m)
one or more units designated to be spare units for a group
allocating resources to a unit defines it as active, not
allocating resources defines to be spare

spare unit can replace any active unit in the group -> slower
switchover, requires warming (cold-standby)

users responsibility to change the working state of the unit to


reflect the resource allocation situation and to leave at least
one spare unit

Active

Active
Stand-by

N+1 redundancy principle

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Replaceable N+1 / N+m Redundancy are used when there is just one or a few spare
units for a set of N units of a given type. The spare unit is not used by the
applications and is not permanently bound to one of the N active units, but can take
over the load of any one of them. When a commandinitiated changeover for a
replaceable N+1 unit is performed, a pair is made up, the spare unit is warmed up to
the hot standby state, and changeover takes place without major interruptions.
When a unit is detected faulty, it is automatically replaced without interruptions to
other parts of the system.
For example:
N+1 in BSC: BCSU

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SN+ Redundancy (Load Sharing)


SN+ (Load Sharing)

no spare units, group acts as a resource pool


number of units selected so that there is overcapacity
if a few units are disabled, the whole group can still perform
its functions

Load
50%

Load
33%
Active

Active

Active

Active

33%
33%

Active

50%
0%

Fail

SN+ redundancy principle

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Load sharing (SN+) or Complementary N+1 Redundancy


A unit group can be allocated no spare unit at all if the group acts as a resource pool.
The number of units in the pool is selected so that there is a certain amount of extra
capacity. If a few units of the pool are disabled because of faults, the whole group
can still perform its designated functions. This redundancy principle is called load
sharing and abbreviated as 'SN+
SN+ in BSC: -

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Functional Unit Redundancy Principles


No redundancy
no special requirements for reliability

No Redundancy is needed in cases where the redundancy of a unit would not


noticeably increase the overall availability performance of the unit type.
For example:
BSC: OMU,ET
The 2Mbit/s exchange terminal (ET), where the probability of failure of the 2
Mbit/s line is expected to be much greater than that of the exchange terminal
hardware.

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For example:
BSC: OMU, ET

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Multiplex Section Protection (MSP 1+1)


Physical Layer Protection (MSP 1+1)

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MSP is the SDH name for the Multiplex Section Protection scheme, as defined in
ITU-T
recommendation G.783. In SONET, the equivalent term APS (Automatic Protection
Switching) is used instead. Throughout the rest of the document the term MSP is
used
for both SDH and SONET. In the basic MSP functionality, the service line is protected
using another line which is called the protection line: if an error occurs, for instance a
loss of signal (LOS), the protection mechanism switches over to the protection line.

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Exercise
1. List 3 Network Elements use DX200 Platform
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2. Fill in redundancy type to match description


Redundancy Type

Description
Spare unit can replace any active unit in the group
slower switchover
Software in the unit pair is kept synchronized
Fast switchover

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DX200 Flexi BSC Overview

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BSC Product Naming


BSC = Base Station Controller, a general term for all BSC versions
General
name

Product
name

Explanation

BSCi/2i

BSCi

High Capacity (upgraded) version of the first


generation NSN DX 200 BSC (BSCE)
High Capacity version of the second generation
Nokia DX 200 BSC2
660 TRX one cabinet configuration, upgradeable to
Flexi BSC
1000 TRX one cabinet or 2000 TRX two cabinet
configuration, upgradeable to Flexi BSC
3000 TRX one cabinet configuration RG10 (BSS)

BSC2i
Flexi
BSC
product
family

BSC3i 660
BSC3i
1000/2000
Flexi BSC

Flexi BSC product family is a general term for all versions upgradeable to Flexi BSC configuration
Flexi BSC as product name is specific for the 3000 TRX one cabinet product/configuration

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Evolution from BSC3i Configurations to Flexi BSC


Flexi BSC with 3000 TRX
BSC3i 1000/2000

Flexi BSC

BSC3i 660

First BSC3i configuration


Up to 660 TRX
with 1 cabinet

BSC3i 1000
1,000 TRXs/BTSs
Integrated
STM-1/OC-3
interfaces

2002

BSC3i 2000
Extension option
up to 2,000
TRXs/BTS
Upgrade path from
BSC3i 660 to
BSC3i 1000/2000

3,000 TRXs in 1-cabinet


Capacity upgrade path
from BSC3i 660 and
BSC3i 1000/2000
Integrated IP for all
external interfaces

2007

2009

Optional upgrade path available for all BSC3is


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NSN Transcoder Product Family


NSN Transcoder Submultiplexer

TCSM3i is focus of this slide set

TCSM type

TCSM2

TCSM3i

Product Name

Second generation
TransCoder SubMultiplexer

Third generation
TransCoder
SubMultiplexer

Max channels

960 (FR) ETSI


1680 (HR) ETSI
768 ANSI

11520 ETSI / 9120 ANSI


34074 ETSI / 34272 ANSI
1)

New equipment

New equipment

Upgrade path

TCSM = Transcoder Submultiplexer, a general term for all TCSM versions


Note 1: With combined BSC/TCSM installation option

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The Transcoder Submultiplexer (TCSM) converts the A interface 64 kbit/s traffic


channels arriving from the Mobile Switching Centre (MSC) into channels of 16 kbit/s
time slots and submultiplexes these channels in a ratio of 4:1 to fit into time slots of
the one 2 Mbit/s Ater PCM line towards the BSC, and vice versa, reducing terrestrial
transmission costs significantly. TCSM can be co-located on the same site with the
BSC or with the Mobile Switching Centre (MSC) to economise transmission costs.

ANSI version = American National Standards Institute (ANSI) version


ETSI version = European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) version

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Flexi BSC - Product Highlights


Very high circuit-switched capacity for voice
Market-leading 18,000 Erlangs
Very high packet data capacity for EDGE evolution
Up to 30,720 channels
Very high footprint efficiency
Low site-space costs thanks to 3,000 TRXs and 3,000 BTS
sectors and sites in one cabinet
Capacity evolution to more TRXs with Intel processing
power
Excellent power consumption efficiency
Market-leading power consumption per capacity
Support for most cost-efficient transport options
IP/Ethernet for all interfaces
Full flexibility to configure preferred or mixed integrated
transmission type (E1/T1, STM-1/OC-3, IP/Ethernet)
Scalability
Capacity and transmission can be flexibly configured in
small resolution steps to support pay-as-you-grow approach
High reliability
Redundancy, fault management and overload protection on
top of very high availability design

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Flexi BSC Cabinet


2000
mm
Fast installation and very easy expansion
Simple mechanical structure
Relatively few components
Internal cabling ready
No special site requirements
No need for raised floor
Compact size reduces site space needs
Floor load below 500 kg/m2
Simplified cabling with compact design
Overhead cable and raised-floor options
Dimensioned according to international standards
and recommendations
Designed on IEC, EN, ETSI, UL and Telcordia
Enhanced earthquake and fire resistance
Advanced features in terms of safety, protection
against interference, stability and durability
Welded frame structure
Low power consumption

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600 mm
900mm

Low site costs ensured with small


size and installation easiness

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Simplified cabling
amount of cabling reduced
standard, pre-installed internal cabling including optional units
compact, one-cabinet configuration: no need for Intracabinet installations
Configured at the factory
Pre-wired and equipped with all necessary cartridges and cables
few parts to be mounted on the site
BSC3i does not require any specific environmental conditions for operation:
- no need for raised floor
- no need for air conditioning
BSC3i is designed for the toughest environment
Safety: EN 60950 and UL 1950
Earthquake resistance: Telcordia GR63CORE Zone 4
Environmental requirements: ETSI ETS 300019-1-3, Class 3.1E
EMC emission: EN 300386-2
EMC immunity: FCC 15 Part 47
ETS 300119-2

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BSC Performance Evolution


Optimized performance with highly
efficient BSC processing architecture
State-of-the-art Central Processing and
Packet Control units with continuous
platform development guarantees support
for current and future voice and data
features such as AMR, OSC, DFCA, EDGE,
DLDC and EGRPS2

Distributed control architecture allows


modular and scalable hardware
implementation

Use of standard hardware components is


adopted in all parts of the system

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In the Flexi BSC, the call control functions are executed by microcomputers, called
Call Control Computers. The Call Control Computers have an identical Central
Processing Unit (CPU), which is based on the most suitable commercially available
Intel microprocessors. The CPU board contains a microprocessor and a local
Random Access Memory (RAM). Each Call Control Computer also contains the
additional units that are required for performing specific tasks.

The Packet Control Unit (In Flexi BSC PCU2-E plug-in unit and PCI backplane) is a
general-purpose data stream processing plug-in unit. PCU includes Power PC and
DSPs integrated to the same plug-in-unit. In the Flexi BSC the packet handling
capacity is provided by Packet Control Units (PCUs).

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Flexi BSC Evolution towards the Nokia Siemens


Networks Multicontroller Solution
Flexi BSC
Product
Family

Flexi BSC
module extensions

IP
IP

Flexi
BSC

Flexi BSC

Stand-alone
2G BSC
site implementation

BSC3i 1000/2000

BSC3i 660

TRXs

.
.
.
TRXs

All installed BSC3is can be upgraded to Flexi BSC specification


(660 TRX 1000 TRX 2000 TRX 3000 TRX)

Combined 2G/3G
Controller

BSC
BSC
BSC
RNC
RNC

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Flexi BSC is common NSN BSC


BS2xx@FlexiBSC puts Flexi BSC to the center of GSM Product Evolution

BS2xx
BS2xx

Flexi BTS

BR Abis

BR Abis

BSS Abis

Abis
BSS

BSC HC72/120 eBSC

Radio Commander

BSC HC72/120 eBSC

Radio Commander

Flexi BSC
Product
Family *

NetAct

BS2xx
UltraSite BTS

MetroSite BTS

No HW change necessary to introduce BSS Abis at BR2xx base station;


Flexi BSC provides high capacity and adds flexibility;
NetAct serves as common management system and reduces OPEX.
* From RG10 onwards Flexi BSC product family includes: Flexi BSC, BSC3i 1000/2000, BSC3i 660
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So what is happening to evolution? One part of the evolution is the enhancement of


the Abis interface at the BS2xx base station. This enhancement allows BS2xx base
stations not only to be connected to the eBSC but alternatively also to the new Flexi
BSC.
And what is this new Flexi BSC? This is a high capacity BSC - up to 3000 TRX that
offers feature enhancements and integrates the BS2xx and Flexi base stations within
one network. The increased capacity up to 3000 TRX provides OPEX savings
through i.e. a reduced number of BSC in the network, less space requirement, less
power consumption per TRX, less transmission cost and so on.
What about network management? Radio Commander of course can be used now
and in the future. To introduce NetAct brings advantages resulting in OPEX savings.
To make use of those advantages Radio Commander is put under the umbrella of
NetAct in a first step and totally integrated in a 2nd one.

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Flexi BSC Configuration

ET

CLS

ET
ET

ET

ET
ET

CLS

GSWB
GSWB

Modular and scalable


implementation
Small amount of different
type of plug-in units
Extremely high availability

Fan trays

BCSU

BCSU

MCMUs

LANU

BCSU

BCSU

OMU

CLS
ET
GSWB
MCMU
OMU

BCSU

BCSU

LANU

Fan trays
BCSU

BCSU

SWU

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BSC Signaling Unit including


Packet Control Units
Clock & Synchronization Unit
Exchange Terminals
Bit Group Switch
Marker and Cellular Management Unit
Operation & Maintenance Unit
including System Disk and
Magneto-Optical Drive
LAN Switching Units

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Functional units
Cartridge Types

Unit
BCSU
MCMU
OMU
PCU
CLS
SET
EET
ET
GSWB
SWU
EMB
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Description
BSC Signaling Unit (BCSU)
Marker and Cellular Management Unit (MCMU)
Operation & Maintenance Unit (OMU)
including System Disk and USB memory interface
Packet Control Unit (integrated in the BCSU)
Clock & Synchronization Unit (CLOC)
SDH/Sonet Exchange Terminal (GTIC)
Ethernet Exchange Terminal (GTIC)
Exchange Terminal (ETC)
Bit Group Switch (GSW2KB)
LAN Switching Units (LANU)
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Redundancy
N+1
2N
OMU supported by MCMUs
2N for hard disks
N+1
2N
1+1
1+1
N+m
2N
2N
2N

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Flexi BSC Product Configuration


Flexible Configuration Options
Scalable TRX capacity
HW: 500 TRX per capacity step up to 3,000 TRXs
SW: Basic SW with license key (1 TRX resolution)
High packet-switched traffic handling capacity
HW: 0-5 PCU2s per TRX capacity step (1,024
channels each)

PCU2s can be configured on one card resolution

SW: Basic SW with license key (256 ch resolution)


Up to 30 PCU2s with 30,720 channels
Enhanced transmission solutions
800 E1/T1
16 + 16 STM-1/OC-3 optical connections
12 + 12 Gigabit Ethernet connections
Simultaneous use of all different transmission media

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Flexi BSC Cartridges (Computer Units)


Flexi BSC cabinet

MCMU

MCMU

BCSU

BCSU

MCMU

In the Flexi BSC, the call


control functions are
executed by microcomputers, called
Call Control Computers

OMU
OMU

BCSU

BCSU BCSU

BCSU

BCSU BCSU

2000 x 900 x 600 cabinet (HxWxD)


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MCMU- Marker and Cellular Management Unit


MCMU

CP816-AC
SWPRO-C

MCMU

Plug-in units

MCMU

The Marker and Cellular Management


Unit (MCMU) controls and supervises
the Bit Group Switch and performs the
hunting, connecting and releasing of the
switching network circuits.
The cellular management functions of
the MCMU are responsible for cells and
radio channels that are controlled by the
BSC. The MCMU reserves and keeps
track of the radio resources requested
by the MSC and the handover
procedures of the BSC.
MCMU also manages the configuration
of the cellular network.
Redundancy 2N

ESB24-A
PSC6-AB

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BCSU- BSC Signalling Unit


The BSC Signalling Unit (BCSU) performs

BCSU

those BSC functions that are highly


dependent on the volume of traffic.
Consists of two parts, which correspond to
the A and Abis interfaces
Packet Control Units (PCUs) are housed in
the same cartridge.
The A interface part of the BCSU is
responsible for performing all message
handling and processing functions of the
signalling channels connected to it

Plug-in units

CP816-AC
AS7-D

BCSU

PCU2-E
BCSU

BCSU BCSU

BCSU BCSU

PSC6-D

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Performing the distributed functions of the


Message Transfer Part (MTP) and the
Signalling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
of SS7
Controlling the mobile and base station
signalling (Base Station Subsystem
Application Part, BSSAP)

The Abis interface part of the BCSU controls


the air interface channels associated with
transceivers (TRXs) and Abis signalling
channels.
The handover and power control algorithms
reside in this functional unit.
Redundancy N + 1

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OMU- Operating and Maintenance Unit


OMU

OMU is an interface between the BSC and a

OMU

Plug-in units
CP816-AC

AS7-D

SERO-B

Mass
memory
adapter:

PSC6-AB

DCAR1-A

HWAT-B

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higher-level network management system


and/or the user. The OMU receives fault
indications. It can produce local alarm
printouts to the user or send the fault
indications to NetAct
In a fault situation, the OMU automatically
activates appropriate recovery and
diagnostics procedures. Recovery can also
be activated by the MCMU if the OMU is lost.
The OMU consists of microcomputers and
contains I/O interfaces for local operation.
The tasks of the OMU can be divided into
five groups:
traffic measurement functions
maintenance functions
system configuration administration functions
system management functions
LAN topology management

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Flexi BSC Cartridges (Other Units)


Flexi BSC cabinet
CLOC
GTIC

ETC

ETC
CLOC

GTIC

ETC

ETC
CLOC

GSWB GSWB

GSW2KB

LANU

ETC

LANU

LANU

GTIC

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Flexi BSC Group Switch GSW2KB

Conveys the traffic passing


through the BSC

Establishes needed
connections to the signalling
units and the internal data
transmission channels

Internal connections to ET16


via back panel and
ETS2/ETIP1-A via front panel

Is responsible for the


submultiplexing
functions of the BSC

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Configuration includes
8 x SW256B plug-in
units

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Flexi BSC Clock unit

Clock and Tone


Generator

(CL3TG-UA) plug-in units


Allows external
synchronization input via
connector panel
Housed in the SGC1C-A
cartridge
2 x CL3TG units
(2N redundancy)

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The CLS generates the clock signals necessary for the BSC. The oscillator of the
CLS is normally synchronized to an external source, usually an MSC, through a PCM
line. Up to three additional PCM inputs are provided for redundancy.
Plug-in Unit: CL3TG (Clock and Tone Generator)
Interfaces:
Synchronization input from Transcoder
External synchronization input
Synchronization output
Wired alarm interface to OMU via GSWB
The Clock&Tone Generator (CL3TG) plug-in unit meets the requirements of
the ITU-T Q.500 Series Recommendation with respect to the Time Interval
Error (TIE), the jitter, the wander, and the transfer function. In the
plesiochronous operation mode, the frequency shift of the CL3TG is 5 * 10-9
within each 24-hour period, if the temperature of the environment does not
vary. CL3TG with external synchronised input is available by using the
external synchronisation input connector from the CPRJ45 panel. It can be
implemented either by symmetrical or asymmetrical PCM connection (RJ45
or BNC connector).

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Flexi BSC SET units


Provides the external
SDH / Sonet line
connections for BSC
Each ETS2 plug-in units
contain two separate
STM-1 / OC-3 interfaces
Flexi BSC includes in
maximum 2 x 8 ETS2
units providing 16
external interfaces
(STM-1/OC-3)
ETIP1-A/ET16 units
0 - 16 x ETS2 units
can be equipped to
0 - 16 x ETIP1-A units
0 - 16 x ET16 units
the same cartridge
alternatively

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Flexi BSC EET units


Provides the external
GigE Ethernet line
connections for BSC
Each ETIP1-A plug-in
units contain one IP
interfaces
Flexi BSC includes in
maximum 2 x 8 ETIP1-A
units providing 8
redundant external
interfaces (GigE)
ETS2/ET16 units can 0 - 16 x ETS2 units
be equipped to the
0 - 16 x ETIP1-A units
0 - 16 x ET16 units
same cartridge
alternatively

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Flexi BSC ET units


ETC 0-3 and GTIC 0-1

Provides the

ETC 0-3
GTIC 0-1

external PCM line


connections for BSC
Each ET16 plug-in units
contain 16 separate
PCMs (E1/T1)
Only one ET16
plug-in unit type
Interface specific
characteristics are
changed with cabling
and cabling panels

Flexi BSC includes in


maximum 50 ET16 units
providing 800 external
PCMs (E1/T1)
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The ETs are housed in ET4C-B cartridges. One ET4C-B cartridge can contain up to 32
ET2E-S, ET2E-SC or ET2A plug-in units. The total number of ET plug-in units in the
BSC3i is 62 (32 in ET4C0, 30 in ET4C1) and the total number of PCMs is 124.
The ET2 plug-in units are installed in the order presented in the Equipment list in the
site documents. The ET2E plug-in unit connects BSC to a 2.048 Mbit/s PCM
transmission system.
The ET2E is equipped with two PCM circuit interfaces (2x2M).
Different connector types used in ET2-units are following:
ET2E-S Exchange Terminal with Euroconnector
(balanced E1interface, 120 ohm) in ETSI environment
ET2E-SC Exchange Terminal with coaxial connectors
(unbalanced E1 interface, 75 ohm) in ETSI environment
ET2A Exchange Terminal with RJ-45 connectors
(balanced T1 interface) in ANSI environment
The dimensions of a ET4C cartridges are (height x width): 270 mm x 360 mm
The dimensions of the ET2 plug-in units are (height x depth): 100 mm x 220 mm; or
3.94 x 8.66 in.

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Flexi BSC Mass memories


Hard Disk Units
Duplicated Hard disk units are installed with
carrier adapter per BSC to ensure high
reliability
Easy to change or upgrade without traffic
interruption

USB memory stick interface


USB memory stick will provide reliable means
for backup copying SW and database on a
transferable media in BSC

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Flexi BSC Processing Unit


CP816-AC, Pentium III Central Processing Unit

Mobile PentiumIII with 1.8 GHz frequency


512 MB SDRAM
Supports standard external interfaces
two 10 Base-T /100 Base-TX Ethernet
The unit is connected to the back plane
CompactPCI bus and Ethernet based Message
bus
two 10 Base-T /100 Base-TX Ethernet

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Flexi BSC Plug-in Units


Common units with earlier BSC
product configurations and Core
Network products
DCAR1-A
HWAT-A
PSC6-AB/CB
SERO-B
HDS07-A
CP816-AC
SW256B
ET16
ETS2

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Common units with Nokia


Siemens Networks Core
MSS, HLR, SGSN, etc.
AS7-D
SWPRO-C
ESB24
CL3TG-UA
New plug-in units:
ETIP1-A
PCU2-E
PSC6-D

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HW evolution of Flexi BSC product family


Product releases and main changes
S10.5/ED (2002/2003)
Introduction of BSC3i 660
S11 (2004)
New signaling unit to BSC3i 660
S11.5 (2005)
New group switch and ET4 units with PCU2
S12 (2007)
Introduction of BSC3i 1000/2000 product configuration + STM-1
S13 (2008)
New site cabling method and new mass memory solution to BSC3i
1000/2000
RG10 (BSS) (2009)
Introduction of Flexi BSC product configuration + IP for Abis and Ater

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Detailed Flexi BSC power consumption


Typical power consumption of the Flexi BSC is only 0.5 0.9 W/TRX
(1.4 2.8 kW per 3000 TRX) and depending on
PS Capacity (0 5 PCU2-E per BCSU)
Optical SDH/Sonet interface amount (0 16 ETS units per BSC) or
Optical Ethernet interface amount (0 16 ETIP1-A units per BSC) or
PDH interface amount (0 50 ET16 units per BSC)
Power consumption of the base configurations:
Capacity steps (TRX)

500

1000

1500

2000

2500

3000

Base configuration

960 W

1 040 W

1 130 W

1 210 W

1 300 W

1 380 W

Full PS capacity

1 310 W

1 530 W

1 760 W

1 980 W

2 200 W

2 420 W

Additional power consumption from external interface units


~8.5 W per ET16 unit
~18 W per ETS2 unit
~11W per ETIP1-A unit

Please note: Site power distribution is recommended to be dimensioned as defined in


Installation Site Requirements document (for max. 3.9 kW)
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