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Radio Datasheet 228 Nokia Metrosite

This datasheet is compiled and owned by Radio Design and Systems. Date of last update: (January2001)

SUMMARY: This document describes the Nokia Metrosite BTS product which
is a complete all-climate microcellular base transceiver station.
Target Audience: This document is primarily intended for Technology staff, Site Designers and Build
Q-Codes: NMM2 designates a Metrosite Microcell 2 carrier Indoor / Outdoor BTS.
NMM4 designates a Metrosite Microcell 3 or 4 carrier Indoor / Outdoor BTS
NMI designates a Metrosite In-Building Microcell BTS
NMSO designates a Metrosite Street Furniture Sectored Omni BTS
NMS1 designates a Metrosite Street Furniture Sectored BTS
NMS2 designates 2 Metrosites in a Street Furniture Sectored BTS

Description: The Nokia Metrosite BTS incorporates up to four TRXs of either GSM 900 or GSM
1800 frequency. The Metrosite GSM carriers are capable of a 5W output.
The Metrosite can be sectored, since every TRX has an antenna connection. When
two or more TRXs belong to the same cell, then receiver diversity and synthesiser
frequency hopping features can be enabled.
The Metrosite platform can perform all the functions that support the GSM air
interface and backhaul transmissions. The Metrosite has an integrated fault
management system whilst supporting GPRS.
The Metrosite will be expandable to incorporate 12TRXs as one BCF object. This
chaining will be achieved by extending the BTS internal buses, using single cables,
via the extension interface on the interface unit, so requiring only the 'master' to
have a transmission unit.
Transmission: The transmission unit connects the BTS and BSC via the Abis interface. The
transmission can be via either a radio link (RRI) or wire (E1). The transmission unit
FC E1/T1 provides one Abis line interface to the 2Mbit/s via the transmission link;
this constrains the Metrosite to being a termination point. To enable linking the
'master' unit requires a transmission unit FXC E1, because it has four Abis line
interfaces to the 2Mbit/s- (E1) transmission line.

Section 1: Metrosite pictorial and assembly diagram.

Section 2: Nokia Metrosite BTS Technical Specifications

Section 1: Metrosite pictorial and assembly diagram.

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Nokia Metrosite BTS

Power Supply Unit

Interface Unit

Unit Transceiver

Fan Unit
All Cable entries

Section 2: Nokia Metrosite BTS Technical Specifications

Nokia Metrosite BTS A summary specification of the Nokia Metrosite BTS is given in Table 1, which
Technical Specification provides a general profile of the site type hardware
Table 1: Summary specification of the Nokia Metrosite BTS.

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Property Metrosite / Carrier

Tx output power at BTS base of 5 W (+37dBm) per carrier. (One antenna connector per TRX.)
unit (TOR)
BTS TOR antenna connector 1 off N-Type female per TRX
Power requirement 230V AC 20% 50Hz Fused @10A for 1.5mm and @ 6A for 0.75mm
Power consumption 150W w/o heater, 660W with heater
Transmission Interfaces used FXC E1 75ohm 8 x coaxial BT43 connectors (i.e. 4 pairs). Used in NMS2 config.
FC E1/T1 2xBT43 connectors 75 ohm. 1xbalanced TQ connector (100/120ohm) used in
configs using 1 x Metrosite.
Abis timeslot requirements Complete Transmission Order Form CF902 and submit to Transmission Acquisition.
External alarms & controls 1 (10 alarm inputs, 4 control outputs)
Dimensions: (including wall Height: 870mm
bracket) Width: 310mm
Depth: 245mm
Weight (including wall bracket) 18 kg plus 5.5 KG per carrier
Clearance requirements Top: 100mm
Front: 140mm
Sides: 75mm to LHS & 260mm to RHS.
Bottom: 300mm
Cooling Fan Assisted
Heat dissipation 25W per TRX (Temp range +10 to +50 deg C )
Ambient Temperature Range -40 to +50 C
Relative humidity (non- 5 100%
Environmental noise levels 40 to 55dB(A) when above +10 deg C
Battery back up Not used in BT Cellnet configuration
Diversity Available
Cable entry All bottom entry

Related Documents: Radio Datasheet 005 Standard Site Types: Deployment and
Build Policy
Radio Datasheet 013 Safe Power Levels for Microcell Antennas

Radio Datasheet 065 Antennas: Microcell & Street Furniture

Nokia Metrosite User Manual
BT Cellnet Standard Cell Site Manual.


This document is owned by Geoff Jarrett, Radio Design and Systems, to whom all comments should be addressed.

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