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Configuration Principle

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Date 2016-07-12

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Contents

1 Change History.............................................................................................................................. 1
2 Introduction.................................................................................................................................... 5
2.1 Overview........................................................................................................................................................................ 6
2.2 Version Differences and Hardware List..........................................................................................................................6

3 Application Overview................................................................................................................ 10
4 Product Configurations.............................................................................................................. 14
4.1 BSC6910 GSM Product Configurations.......................................................................................................................15
4.1.1 Hardware Specification Redundancy........................................................................................................................ 15
4.1.2 Cabinets..................................................................................................................................................................... 15
4.1.3 Subracks.....................................................................................................................................................................16
4.1.4 License.......................................................................................................................................................................20
4.1.5 Service Processing Modules...................................................................................................................................... 21
4.1.6 Interface Boards.........................................................................................................................................................26
4.1.7 General Principles for Slot Configurations............................................................................................................... 31
4.1.8 Auxiliary Material Configurations............................................................................................................................ 31
4.1.9 Example BSC6910 GSM Configuration................................................................................................................... 32
4.1.10 BSC6910 GSM Recommended Capacity for Delivery........................................................................................... 35
4.2 BSC6910 UMTS Product Configurations.................................................................................................................... 36
4.2.1 Cabinets..................................................................................................................................................................... 37
4.2.2 Subracks.....................................................................................................................................................................38
4.2.3 Hardware Capacity License.......................................................................................................................................42
4.2.4 Service Processing Modules...................................................................................................................................... 43
4.2.5 Interface Boards.........................................................................................................................................................53
4.2.6 Configuration Principles for Interface Boards and Service Boards...........................................................................59
4.2.7 Board Redundancy Modes.........................................................................................................................................59
4.2.8 Auxiliary Materials....................................................................................................................................................61
4.2.9 Restrictions on Inter-Subrack Switching................................................................................................................... 62
4.2.10 Example BSC6910 UMTS Configuration............................................................................................................... 63
4.2.11 BSC6910 UMTS Recommended Capacity for Delivery.........................................................................................70
4.3 BSC6910 GU Product Configurations......................................................................................................................... 71
4.4 Built-in ECO6910 Product Configurations.................................................................................................................. 72

5 Hardware Expansion and Upgrade Configurations............................................................. 74

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5.1 BSC6910 GSM............................................................................................................................................................. 75


5.1.1 Precautions.................................................................................................................................................................75
5.1.2 Hardware Capacity License Expansion..................................................................................................................... 81
5.1.3 Examples of Hardware Expansion............................................................................................................................ 81
5.2 BSC6910 UMTS...........................................................................................................................................................83
5.2.1 Hardware Expansion and Upgrade Configurations................................................................................................... 83
5.2.2 Examples of Hardware Expansion............................................................................................................................ 84

6 Spare Parts Configurations........................................................................................................85


6.1 BOM of Spare Parts......................................................................................................................................................86
6.2 Configuration Principles for Spare Parts...................................................................................................................... 86
6.2.1 Poisson Algorithm..................................................................................................................................................... 86
6.2.2 Percentage Algorithm................................................................................................................................................ 87
6.2.3 Notes.......................................................................................................................................................................... 87

7 Appendix....................................................................................................................................... 88
7.1 GSM Configuration Reference..................................................................................................................................... 89
7.1.1 GSM Traffic Model................................................................................................................................................... 89
7.1.2 GSM Hardware Specifications.................................................................................................................................. 91
7.2 UMTS Configuration Reference.................................................................................................................................. 93
7.2.1 UMTS Traffic Model.................................................................................................................................................93
7.2.2 UMTS Board Specifications......................................................................................................................................99
7.3 List of Board Power Consumption............................................................................................................................. 105

8 Acronyms and Abbreviations................................................................................................. 107

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1 Change History

This chapter describes changes in different document versions.

07 (2016-07-12)
Compared with Issue 06 (2016-06-06), this issue includes the following changes.

Change Change Description


Type

Technical Adde None


change d

Modi None
fied

Delet None
ed

Editorial Modified the number of required EXOUa boards, for the EXOUa boards do
change not support N+1 backup mode. For details, see 4.2.10 Example BSC6910
UMTS Configuration.

06 (2016-06-06)
Compared with Issue 05 (2016-03-31), this issue includes the following changes.

Change Change Description


Type

Technical Adde None


change d

Modi None
fied

Delet Deleted the description that SAU boards are delivered by default in
ed GO mode. For details, see 4.1.5 Service Processing Modules.

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Change Change Description


Type

Editorial Modified power specifications (four 60 A inputs now for each subrack). For
change details, see 3 Application Overview.
Modified the description about NodeB and cell specifications supported by
each EGPU. For details, see 4.2.4 Service Processing Modules.

05 (2016-03-31)
2
Compared with Issue 04 (2015-12-31), this issue includes the following changes.

Change Description

Added Added 7.3 List of Board Power Consumption.


Added EGPUb and EXPUb boards.
Added license identifiers and specifications and optimized related
descriptions. For details, see 4.2.3 Hardware Capacity License.

Modified Modified the maximum specification of two subracks for BSC6910 GU


and the weight of a single N68E-22 cabinet. For details, see 3 Application
Overview.
Modified the formula for calculating the number of EPSs. For details, see
4.2.2 Subracks.
Modified the formula for calculating the number of EGPU CP boards and
added the descriptions of redundancy items. For details, see 4.2.4 Service
Processing Modules.
Changed the default proportion of SRBoverDCH users to 82%. For details,
see 4.2.4 Service Processing Modules and 4.2.10 Example BSC6910
UMTS Configuration.

Deleted Deleted the BSC_Power_Consumption_Tool.xls attachment from 4.1.3


Subracks and 4.2.1 Cabinets.
Deleted the description that SAU boards are delivered by default in GO
mode. For details, see 4.1.5 Service Processing Modules.

04 (2015-12-31)
Compared with Issue 03 (2015-09-10), this issue includes the following changes.

Change Description

Added Added 4.1.1 Hardware Specification Redundancy.

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Change Description

Modified Moved the power distribution box out from subracks. For details, see 4.1.3
Subracks and 4.2.2 Subracks.
Modified the method for calculating the number of EGPUs and EXPUs
required by IBCA. For details, see 4.2.4 Service Processing Modules.
Reorganized 4.4 Built-in ECO6910 Product Configurations.

Deleted Deleted descriptions about laws and regulations because this product
complies with the uniform Huawei regulations.
Deleted descriptions about the impacts of traffic models on product
configurations because such impacts are subject to network conditions.

03 (2015-09-10)
Compared with Issue 02 (2015-05-08), this issue includes the following changes.

Change Description

Added None

Modified 1. Added the constraints between the EXOUa board and the
interconnected transmission equipment. For details, see 4.1.6 Interface
Boards and 4.2.5 Interface Boards.
2. Modified information about the boards that can be shared by multiple
interfaces. For details, see 4.1.6 Interface Boards.
3. Modified typical GSM configurations. For details, see 7.1.1 GSM
Traffic Model.

Deleted None

02 (2015-05-08)
Compared with Issue 01 (2015-03-25), this issue includes the following changes.

Change Description

Added None

Modified UMTS interface boards, such as the FG2c, GOUe, and EXOUa boards, no
longer support N+1 backup mode.
1. Removed N+1 backup from 4.2.5 Interface Boards.
2. Removed N+1 backup in resource pool mode from redundancy modes
of FG2c, GOUe, and EXOUa boards in 4.2.7 Board Redundancy
Modes.

Deleted None

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01 (2015-03-25)
Compared with Draft A (2015-01-15), this issue includes the following changes.

Change Description

Added None

Modified l Changed the UMTS ENIUa specifications to 4.8 Gbit/s when the
experience oriented network planning and optimization function or the
WRFD-171210 Radio-Aware Video Precedence feature is enabled, and
updated the calculation methods and configuration rules for UMTS
ENIUa boards. For details, see 4.2.4 Service Processing
Modules, 4.2.6 Configuration Principles for Interface Boards and
Service Boards, and 7.2.2 UMTS Board Specifications.
l Changed the DEUa specifications from 208,000 Erlang to 260,000
Erlang when WRFD-171201 Crystal Voice in Deep Coverage is
enabled.

Deleted None

Draft A (2015-01-15)
Compared with Issue 05 (2014-10-29) of V100R016C00, this issue includes the following
changes.

Change Description

Added None

Modified l Added SCUc boards to extend inter-subrack switching capabilities.


Added the corresponding capacity plan and hardware configurations
related to hardware.
l Added DEUa boards to support the optional feature WRFD-170201
Seamless Crystal Voice. Added the corresponding capacity plan and
hardware configurations related to new features.
l Updated the method of calculating the number of DEUa boards required
by the WRFD-171201 Crystal Voice in Deep Coverage feature. For
details, see 4.2.4 Service Processing Modules and 4.2.10 Example
BSC6910 UMTS Configuration.
l Updated the method of calculating the number of EGPUa UP boards for
the UMTS. For details, see 4.2.4 Service Processing Modules, 4.2.10
Example BSC6910 UMTS Configuration, and 5.2.2 Examples of
Hardware Expansion.
l Updated the configuration principles for ESAU boards and added
descriptions about how to determine GU TS configurations for UMTS.
For details, see 4.2.4 Service Processing Modules.

Deleted None

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Configuration Principle 2 Introduction

2 Introduction

About This Chapter

2.1 Overview
2.2 Version Differences and Hardware List

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Configuration Principle 2 Introduction

2.1 Overview
This document describes the product specifications, configuration principles, upgrade, and
capacity expansion regarding the BSC6910 V100R017C10.
The BSC6910 can be configured as a BSC6910 GSM, BSC6910 UMTS, or BSC6910 GSM
+UMTS (GU) to adapt to various application scenarios:
l A BSC6910 GSM works in GSM Only mode and functions as a GSM BSC.
l A BSC6910 UMTS works in UMTS Only mode and functions as a UMTS RNC.
l A BSC6910 GU works in GSM&UMTS (GU) mode and functions as a GSM BSC and
UMTS RNC.

2.2 Version Differences and Hardware List


The mobile broadband network is experiencing an exponential growth of traffic volume, with
urgent requirement of intense coordination among different services and pacing evolution
toward cloud computing system for wireless network equipment (NE). To meet this challenge,
Huawei launches its new base station controller product, the BSC6910. It uses a hardware
structure based on HW6910 R17, and a new BSC6900-based software structure.
Table 2-1 describes the version differences between HW6910 R15 and later versions.

Table 2-1 Version differences between HW6910 R15 and later versions
Hardware Version Difference
Version

HW6910 R15 HW6910 R15 supports GOUe, GCUb, and GCGb boards (in versions
later than R15C00SPC580),
which can coexist with GOUc, GCUa, and GCGa boards. They have the
same specifications but. However, an old board and its corresponding new
board cannot work in active/standby mode.

HW6910 R16 HW6910 R16 has introduced SCUc boards to expand the switching
bandwidth between extension subracks and slot bandwidth.
Using HW6910 R16, an old board and its corresponding new board (for
example, GOUc and GOUe, GCGa and GCGb, and GCUa and GCUb)
can work in active/standby mode.

HW6910 R17 HW6910 R17 has introduced DEUa boards to support WRFD-170201
Seamless Crystal Voice and WRFD-171201 Crystal Voice in Deep
Coverage.
HW6910 R18 has introduced EGPUb and EXPUb boards. EGPUb boards
function as the evolved version of EGPUa boards as they have the same
specifications. The same is true for EXPUb and EXPUa boards.

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In the UMTS network, an RNC pool can be configured by using BSC6910s alone or
BSC6910s and BSC6900s if the RNC in Pool feature is activated. RNCs within an RNC pool
work in node redundancy and resource sharing modes.
The following table describes HW6910 R17 hardware.

Table 2-2 HW6910 R17 hardware


Model Name Description Function Application
Scenario

QM1D00EGPU EGPU Evolved General Processes GSM & UMTS


00 a Processing Unit REV:a services and
allocates services
on the GSM UP
and CP.

QM1D0EGPU EGPU Evolved General Processes GSM & UMTS


B00 b Processing Unit services and
REV:b allocates services
on the GSM UP
and CP.

QM1D00EXPU EXPU Evolved Extensible Processes GSM


00 a Processing Unit REV:a services and
allocates services
on the GSM UP
and CP.

WP11EXPUb EXPU Evolved Extensible Finished board- GSM


b Processing Unit PARC-
REV:b WP11EXPUb-
GSM evolved
extensible
processing unit
REV: b

WP1D000DPU DPUf CS Data Processing Provides TC GSM


05 Unit (1920 CICs) processing of CS
services and
works in N+1
backup mode

QM1D00EOM EOMU Evolved Operation and Provides the GSM & UMTS
U00 a Maintenance Unit evolved operation
and maintenance
function.

QM1D00ESAU ESAU Evolved Service Provides evolved GSM & UMTS


00 a Aware Unit service
awareness.

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Model Name Description Function Application


Scenario

QM1D00EXO EXOU Evolved 10GE Optical Provides two GSM & UMTS
U00 a interface Unit REV:a channels over
10GE optical
ports.

QM1D00ENIU ENIUa Evolved Network Provides GSM & UMTS


00 Intelligence Unit enhanced network
REV:a intelligence
(REV: a).

WP1D000DEU DEUa Data Enhancement Provides UMTS


00 Processing Unit enhanced data
processing, used
for
WRFD-170201
Seamless Crystal
Voice and
WRFD-171201
Crystal Voice in
Deep coverage.

WP1D000SCU SCUb GE Switching network Provides packet GSM & UMTS


01 and Control Unit switching and
REV:b network control
(REV: b).

WP1D000SCU SCUc GE Switching network Provides packet GSM & UMTS


03 and Control Unit switching and
REV:c network control
(REV: c).

WP1D000FG2 FG2c IP Interface Unit (12 IP: A/ GSM & UMTS


01 FE/4 GE, Electric) Abis/Lb/Gb/Iur-g
IP: Iu/Iub/Iur/Iur-
g

WP1D000GOU GOUe IP Interface Unit (4 IP: A/ GSM & UMTS


03 GE, Optical) Abis/Lb/Gb/Iur-g
IP: Iu/Iub/Iur/Iur-
g

WP1D000AOU AOUc ATM Interface Unit (4 ATM: Iub UMTS


01 STM-1, Channelized)

WP1D000UOI UOIc ATM Interface Unit (8 ATM: Iu- UMTS


01 STM-1, CS/Iub/Iur
Unchannelized)

WP1D000POU POUc TDM or IP Interface TDM: A/Abis GSM


01 Unit (4 STM-1, IP over STM-1:
Channelized) Abis

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Model Name Description Function Application


Scenario

WP1D000GCU GCUb General Clock Unit Obtains the GSM & UMTS
02 system clock
source, performs
the functions of
phase-lock and
holdover, and
provides clock
signals.

QW1D000GC GCGb GPS & Clock Obtains the GSM & UMTS
G02 Processing Unit system clock
source, performs
the functions of
phase-lock and
holdover, and
provides clock
signals.

QM1B0PBCDP N/A Assembly Cabinet Cabinet GSM & UMTS


00

QM1K00PBCS N/A Backplane Subrack, Subrack GSM & UMTS


00 PARCb

NOTE

A BSC6900 cannot be upgraded to the BSC6910 by upgrading the software.


New software versions are compatible with old hardware versions. For example, RAN17 software
versions can work with HW6910 R15, HW6910 R16 and HW6910 R17 hardware version.

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3 Application Overview

The hardware platform of the BSC6910 is characterized by high integration, high


performance, and modular structure. These characteristics enable the BSC6910 to meet
networking requirements in different scenarios and provide operators with a high-quality
network at a low cost. Figure 3-1 and Figure 3-2 show the exterior and configurations of a
single-cabinet BSC6910, respectively.

Figure 3-1 Exterior of a single-cabinet BSC6910 (N68E-22)

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Figure 3-2 BSC6910 configurations (front view and rear view)

Table 3-1 describes the maximum and minimum BSC6910 configurations in different
working modes.

Table 3-1 Maximum and minimum BSC6910 configurations in different working modes

Working Mode Minimum Configuration Maximum configuration

BSC6910 GSM 1 cabinet 1 cabinet


1 subrack (MPS) 3 subracks (1 MPS + 2 EPSs)

BSC6910 UMTS 1 cabinet 2 cabinets


1 subrack (MPS) 6 subracks (1 MPS + 5EPSs)

BSC6910 GU 1 cabinet 2 cabinets


2 subracks (one for UMTS and the 6 subracks (1 MPS + 5EPSs)
other for GSM)

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Table 3-2 describes the BSC6910 specifications.

Table 3-2 BSC6910 specifications

Workin Maximum Specification Per Maximum Specification for Two


g Mode Cabinet Cabinets

BSC691 In all-IP transmission mode: 8000 N/A


0 GSM BTSs, 8000 cells, 24,000 TRXs,
150,000 Erl, 96,000 PDCHs,
52,000,000 integrated BHCA, 8
Gbit/s PS throughput

TDM: 7000 BTSs, 7000 cells, 7000


TRXs, 43,750 traffic (Erl), 28,000
PDCHs, 15,000,000 integrated
BHCA, 2.688 Gbit/s PS throughput

BSC691 10000 NodeBs, 20000 cells, 32 M 10000 NodeBs, 20000 cells, 64 M


0 UMTS BHCA, 60 Gbit/s PS throughput/ BHCA, 120 Gbit/s PS throughput/
125000 CS Erlang 250000 CS Erlang

BSC691 UMTS (2 subracks: 1 MPS and 1 UMTS (one MPS and four EPSs)
0 GU EPS): 10,000 NodeBs, 20,000 cells,
3330 NodeBs, 6660 cells, 53,300,000 BHCA, 99.8 Gbit/s PS
21,300,000 BHCA, 39.3 Gbit/s PS throughput or 208,000 CS traffic (Erl)
throughput or 82,000 CS traffic (Erl) GSM (three subracks: three EPSs that
GSM (1 EPS): can be configured across cabinets):
l In all-IP transmission mode: l In all-IP transmission mode: 8000
8000 BTSs, 8000 cells, 8000 BTSs, 8000 cells, 24,000 TRXs,
TRXs, 50,000 traffic (Erl), 150,000 Erl, 96,000 PDCHs,
32,000 PDCHs, 17,300,000 52,000,000 integrated BHCA, 8
integrated BHCA, 3 Gbit/s PS Gbit/s PS throughput
throughput l In TDM mode: 7000 BTSs, 7000
l In TDM mode: 3000 BTSs, 3000 cells, 7000 TRXs, 43,750 traffic
cells, 3000 TRXs, 18,750 traffic (Erl), 28,000 PDCHs, 15,000,000
(Erl), 12,000 PDCHs, 6,500,000 integrated BHCA, 2.688 Gbit/s PS
integrated BHCA, 1.1 Gbit/s PS throughput
throughput

Table 3-3 describes the BSC6910 structural specifications.

Table 3-3 BSC6910 structural specifications

Item N68E-22 Specification N68E-21-N Specification

Dimensions (H x W x D) 2200 mm x 600 mm x 800 2130 mm x 600 mm x 800


mm (86.61 in. x 23.62 in. x mm (83.86 in. x 23.62 in. x
31.50 in.) 31.50 in.)

Weight per cabinet 400 kg (882 lb) 430 kg (948.2 lb)

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Item N68E-22 Specification N68E-21-N Specification

Load-bearing capability of 450 kg/m2 (0.64 bf/in.2)


the floor

Table 3-4 describes the BSC6910 power specifications.

Table 3-4 BSC6910 power specifications


Item Value

Power input -48 V DC power supply (Each subrack requires four 60 A


inputs.)

Power range 57 V to 40 V

Power consumption of The cabinet power consumption equals the sum of power
a single cabinet consumption of all subracks in the cabinet. The maximum of
power consumption per cabinet is 12000 W. The power
consumption of a typically configured cabinet should be equal to
or less than 7100 W to reduce the impact of cabinet heat
dissipation on the equipment room.

NOTE

l The BSC specifications cannot be obtained by accumulating specifications of boards.


l The BSC specifications are designed based on customers' requirements and the product plan. During
product specification design, business factors and technical factors, such as system load and board
quantity limitations, are taken into consideration to define an equivalent system specification.
l The specifications for each version may change.
l The definition of BHCA in GSM is different from that in UMTS. The BHCA defined in UMTS is
the number of call attempts and the BHCA capability varies with the traffic model. The BHCA
defined in GSM is the maximum number of equivalent BHCA under Huawei traffic model. All user
activities, including CS location updates, CS handovers, PS TBF setups, PS TBF releases, and PS
paging, can be converted into equivalent BHCA. This better reflects the impact of the traffic-model
change on system performance. In full configuration, if BHCA, Erlang, and PDCH specifications
reach the maximum, the average GCUP CPU usage cannot exceed 75%, which is the flow control
threshold.
l The UMTS BHCA capacity is based on smartphone traffic model, and the UMTS PS throughput
capacity is based on high-PS traffic model. For details about traffic models, see 7.2.1 UMTS Traffic
Model.

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4 Product Configurations

About This Chapter

4.1 BSC6910 GSM Product Configurations


4.2 BSC6910 UMTS Product Configurations
4.3 BSC6910 GU Product Configurations
4.4 Built-in ECO6910 Product Configurations

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4.1 BSC6910 GSM Product Configurations


This section describes hardware configurations and how to calculate the number of required
licenses when the BSC6910 is working in the GO mode.

The configurations of the BSC6910 can be divided as follows:

l Configurations of hardware, including the cabinets, subracks, general processing units,


operation and maintenance units, network intelligent units, interface boards, and clock
boards
l Hardware capacity licenses include Evolved Network Intelligence Throughput.

4.1.1 Hardware Specification Redundancy


To ensure the network emergency handling capability and meet the requirements of service
growth in a certain period of time, certain hardware redundancy must be taken into account
during calculation of hardware resources. Hardware specifications minus redundant
specifications is the actually required hardware specifications. Hardware modules consist of
service processing units and interface boards.

You must negotiate with customers about hardware redundancy. Generally, 30% redundancy
is recommended.

For example, when calculating the number of DPUf boards for processing CS user-plane data
in A over TDM mode:

Redundancy Formula for Calculating the Number of DPUf Boards

No redundancy RoundUp(MaxACICPerBSCTDM/TCNoPerDPUf,0) Number of


existing DPUf boards + 1

30% redundancy RoundUp(MaxACICPerBSCTDM/(TCNoPerDPUf x 70%),0)


Number of existing DPUf boards + 1

4.1.2 Cabinets

Table 4-1 Cabinet configurations

Part Number Description Remarks

QM1B0PBCDP00 Cabinet N/A

To achieve maximum capacity, a BSC6910 GSM can be configured with up to three subracks
in a single cabinet. In GU mode, the three subracks can be distributed across two cabinets.

For details about the power consumption of each board, see 7.3 List of Board Power
Consumption.

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4.1.3 Subracks
Table 4-2 Subrack Configurations
Part Number Name Description Function Description

QM1K00PBCS00 Subrack Unified service Processes basic services.


architecture basic
subrack

WP1M00EPEM00 Power Power input module Each subrack has its own
Distributio (version: a) power supply, which is
n Box provided by two power
distribution boxes.
1. Provides power supply,
surge protection, and
filtering.
2. Detects the input power
and input voltage of a
subrack.
3. Monitors the status of
air circuits and of surge
protection circuits.

The MPS and EPS of the BSC6910 have the same physical structure. They both use PARCb
subracks. The difference is that the MPS houses the EOMUa, GCUb, GCGb, and EGPUa/
EXPUa/EGPUb/EXPUb boards (logical function: RMP), which are not housed in the EPS.
The following table lists fixed boards in the BSC6910.

Table 4-3 Fixed board configurations


Board Logical Description Function Configuration Principle
Functio Description
n

EGPUa RMP Resource Provides the One pair of boards is


/ Management resource configured on the BSC in
EXPUa Processing management 1+1 backup mode. The
/ function. board is the same as that
EGPUb used by the universal
/ service processor (USP).
EXPUb

EOMU OMU Evolved Provides the One pair of boards is


a Operation and evolved operation configured on the BSC in
Maintenance and maintenance 1+1 backup mode. Each
Unit function. EOMUa board is installed
in two slots.

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Board Logical Description Function Configuration Principle


Functio Description
n

SCUb/ SCU GE Switching Provides the PS One pair of boards is


SCUc network and switching and installed in each subrack in
Control Unit control function. 1+1 backup mode. A
maximum of three pairs
can be configured on the
BSC.

GCUb GCU General Clock Provides the One pair of boards is


/GCGb unit (with GPS) general clock. configured on the BSC in
The GCGb 1+1 backup mode.
supports the GPS
function.

Configuration Principles for the MPS


A BSC6910 must be equipped with one MPS only. The MPS configurations are as follows:
1. Slot allocation: 8 and 9: EGPUa/EXPUa (fixed) 10 to 13: EOMUa (recommended) 14
and 15: GCUb or GCGb (fixed) 20 and 21: SCUb/SCUc (fixed)
2. If the GPS clock is not required, each BSC6910 is configured with two GCUb boards,
working in 1+1 redundancy mode. If the GPS clock is required, each BSC6910 is
configured with two GCGb boards, working in 1+1 redundancy mode.
3. If the customer uses Huawei Nastar or SON equipment, one to two ESAUa boards are
required. It is recommended that the ESAUa boards be installed in slots 0 to 3. Slots 0 to
3 in the MPS should be reserved for ESAUa boards even if they are not configured.
4. The EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb boards can be inserted in any vacant slots that are
not a fixed slot. An MPS can provide 14 slots for the EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb
boards.
5. The DPUf boards can be inserted in any vacant slots that are not fixed slots. An MPS can
provide 14 slots for the DPUf board.
6. Interface boards can be inserted only in slots 16 to 19 and slots 22 to 27. Do not insert
EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb/ESAUa boards into these slots.
7. An MPS provides 18 universal slots and 10 interface board slots. If the SCUb is used,
EXOUa can be inserted only in slots 16 to 19 and slots 22 to 25. If the SCUc is used,
EXOUa can be inserted in any slot among slots 16 to 19 and slots 22 to 27.

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Configuration Principles for the EPS


1. Slots 20 and 21 are reserved for the SCUb/SCUc board.
2. The EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb boards can be inserted in other vacant slots. An
EPS can provide 26 slots for EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb boards.
3. The DPUf board can be inserted in any vacant slots that are not fixed slots. The EPS can
provide 26 slots for the DPUf board.
4. Interface boards can be inserted only in slots 14 to 19 and slots 22 to 27. Do not insert
EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb/ESAUa/DPUf boards into these slots.
5. If the SCUb is used and if GOUe, FG2c, EXOUa, and POUc are used as interface
boards, the EXOUa board can be inserted only in slots 16 to 19 and slots 22 to 25, and
GOUe, FG2c, and POUc boards can be inserted in slots 16 to 19 and slots 22 to 25, or
slots 14 to 15 and slots 26 to 27. Among them, slots 16 to 19 and 22 to 25 are
preferred. If the SCUc is used, all interface boards EXOUa/FG2c/GOUe/POUc can be
inserted in any slots among slots 14 to 19 and slots 22 to 27.
6. An EPS provides 26 universal slots and 12 interface board slots. If the SCUb is used,
EXOUa can be inserted only in slots 16 to 19 and slots 22 to 25. If the SCUc is used,
EXOUa can be inserted in any slot among slots 14 to 19 and slots 22 to 27.

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Configuration Methods for the Number of EPSs


New deployment

Number of EPSs = Max (Number of required EPSs_1, Number of required EPSs_2, Number
of required EPSs_3)

Number of required EPSs_1 = Roundup [(Number of required EXOUa boards Number of


EXOUa boards that can be housed in an MPS)/Number of EXOUa boards that can be housed
in an EPS]

Number of required EPSs_2 = Roundup [(Number of required interface boards Number of


interface boards that can be housed in an MPS)/Number of interface boards that can be
housed in an EPS]

Number of required EPSs_3 = Roundup [(Number of required EGPUa/EXPUa boards +


Number of required interface boards Number of universal slots provided by the MPS)/
Number of universal slots provided by one EPS]

NOTE

Calculate the number of EPSs based on the SCUb configuration, regardless of whether the SCUb or
SCUc is installed.

Table 4-4 List of EPS counters

Counter Value Description

Number of EXOUa boards housed in MPS 8 N/A

Number of EXOUa boards housed in EPS 8

Number of interface boards housed in MPS 10 The number of required


interface boards includes the
Number of interface boards housed in EPS 12 number of EXOUa boards.

Number of universal slots in MPS 14 N/A

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Counter Value Description

Number of universal slots in EPS 26

Capacity expansion

Number of required EPSs = Number of EPSs required after capacity expansion Number of
EPSs configured before capacity expansion

Cabinet power consumption calculation

The maximum power supply of a subrack is 4000 W. The maximum power consumption of a
cabinet is 12000 W.

NOTE

l Average power consumption (Pavg) is the estimated value in a typical operating environment. The
maximum power consumption mentioned in hardware description is obtained when all devices on
boards are full-loaded. This maximum power consumption will not be obtained under the actual
system running conditions. Therefore, Pavg is provided for power consumption calculation.
l Maximum subrack power consumption is 4000 W (including the power consumption of fans) which
is obtained when all slots of the subrack are configured with boards. It is recommended that power
distribution be configured as 4000 W per subrack. This can save power distribution adjustment upon
future capacity expansion.
l For details about the power consumption of each board, see 7.3 List of Board Power
Consumption.

4.1.4 License

Table 4-5 Hardware capacity licenses for BSC6910 V100R017C10

Abbreviation Name Description Value


Range

LGMIBHTC BSC TRX hardware Number of simultaneously 0~24000


capacity (per TRX) activated carriers

LGMIBHDC BSC PDCH hardware Number of simultaneously 0~96000


capacity (per PDCH) activated PDCHs

LGW1DPIHC02 Evolved Network ENIUa hardware capacity N/A


Intelligence Processing license
Throughput(per 50Mbit/s)

The ENIUa does not have hardware processing capability. The Resource-BSC6910-
LGW1DPIHC02-Evolved Network Intelligence Processing Throughput(per 50Mbit/s) license
must be loaded for the board. Each license provides a processing capability of 50 Mbit/s. A
maximum number of N licenses can be loaded, where N is equal to the result of NIU
processing capability divided by 50 Mbit/s. The ENIUa can process the services that require
service type awareness on GSM and UMTS sides at one time. The traffic carried on the
ENIUa board is the sum of traffic over GSM Gb interfaces and UMTS Iu interfaces.

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If the BSC6900 is replaced by a BSC6910, the BSC license cannot be used and needs to be
quoted again. However the existing BTS license can be directly used by using license
adjusting tools after the BSC6910 is used.

4.1.5 Service Processing Modules


Table 4-6 Service processing modules
Board Logic Description Function Specificatio Remarks
al Description ns
Funct
ion

EGPUa RMP Resource Provides the This function One pair of


/ Management resource allows the boards is
EGPUb Processing management resource configured on
function. management the BSC.
of systems.

GCUP GSM BSC Processes CS This board is The BHCA is


Control plane and PS services used for calculated
and User plane on both the control-plane based on
Processing user plane (UP) and user-plane Huawei default
and control integration. traffic model.
plane (CP). The
specifications
are as follows:
TRX: 1000
BTS: 600
Cell: 600
PDCH: 3000

GMCP GSM BSC Provides the N/A If the IBCA


Mathematics IBCA feature is
Calculation calculation required,
Processing function. GMCP boards
are required.

NASP Network Performs N/A If the


Assisted Service network Intelligent Wi-
Process assisted service Fi Detection
processing. and Selection is
required,
NASP boards
must be
configured.

EXPUa RMP Resource Performs This function One pair of


/ Management resource allows the boards is
EXPUb Processing management. resource configured on
management the BSC.
of systems.

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Board Logic Description Function Specificatio Remarks


al Description ns
Funct
ion

GCUP GSM BSC Processes CS This board is The BHCA is


Control plane and PS services used for calculated
and User plane on both the control-plane based on
Processing user plane (UP) and user-plane Huawei default
and control integration. traffic model.
plane (CP). The
specifications
are as follows:
TRX: 1000
BTS: 600
Cell: 600
PDCH: 3000

GMCP GSM BSC Provides the N/A The number of


Mathematics IBCA the GMCP
Calculation calculation board is
Processing function. calculated
based on IBCA
requirements at
network
deployment. If
the IBCA
feature is
required,
GMCP boards
are required.

ENIUa NIU Evolved Provides PS throughput The ENIUa


Network intelligent supported by board needs to
Intelligence Unit service each ENIUa be configured
identification. board: 8000 if the
Mbit/s intelligent
service
awareness
function is
required.

ESAUa SAU Evolved Service Provides The SAU If the customer


Aware Unit evolved service collects, has purchased
awareness. filters, and the Nastar or
reports data of SON
service boards equipment, a
to the Nastar. maximum of
two ESAUa
boards can be
configured on
the BSC.

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Board Logic Description Function Specificatio Remarks


al Description ns
Funct
ion

DPUf DPU CS Data Provides CS TC function: The DPUf


Processing Unit service 1920 CIC board supports
(1920 CICs) processing and circuits (A 1920 CIC
works in N+1 over TDM) circuits when
backup mode non-wideband
AMR coding
schemes are
used. When
wideband
AMR coding
schemes are
used, the DPUf
board supports
960 CIC
circuits. That
is, the multi-
core board
processing
capabilities
consumed by
wideband
AMR services
are twice those
consumed by
non-wideband
AMR services.

By default, the following boards are delivered: EGPUa, EXPUa, ENIUa, and DPUf.

Configuration Principles for the Finished Board EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb


BSC6910 universal service processing boards (finished boards) consist of four types of
boards: EGPUa/EGPUb and EXPUa/EXPUb. EXPUa/EXPUb is used only for GSM
networks. A universal service processing board has logical functions of RMP, GCUP, GMCP,
and NASP, as shown in the preceding table.
l EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb can be used in both GSM only and GU modes. By
default, EGPUa/EGPUb is used.
l In UMTS only mode, EGPUa/EGPUb can be used but EXPUa/EXPUb cannot be used.
Principles for configuring EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb (logical function type:
RMP): In GSM only mode, EXPUa/EXPUb/EGPUa/EGPUb can be configured as RMP.
By default, the EGPUa/EGPUb is configured as RMP. In GU or UMTS only mode, only
the EGPUa/EGPUb board can function as RMP.
l Principles for configuring EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb (logical function type:
GMCP): In GSM only or GU mode, EXPUa/EXPUb/EGPUa/EGPUb can be configured
as GMCP. By default, the EGPUa/EGPUb is configured as GMCP.

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l Principles for configuring EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb (logical function type:


NASP): EGPUa/EGPUb can be configured as NASP, but EXPUa/EXPUb cannot.

Configuration Principles for RMP


Only one pair of RMPs is installed in the MSP subrack in 1+1 backup mode for the entire
system.

Configuration Principles for GCUP


Configure the GCUP board based on the BSC capacity plan. The BSC6900 and BSC6910
calculate the required number of service processing units using different methods.
The BSC6900 calculates the numbers of CP boards (XPUa and XPUb) based on either the
number of planned TRXs or the BHCA. The numbers of PS UP boards (DPUd and DPUg) are
calculated based on the number of planned PDCHs. The numbers of CS UP boards (DPUc
and DPUf) are calculated based on the predicted traffic.
For the BSC6910, the CP board and UP board are integrated on the GCUP board. To calculate
the number of GCUP boards, divide the site specifications and the predicted specifications
separately by the number of TRXs, number of PDCHs, BHCA, or traffic. The maximum
number among the obtained four numbers is the number of GCUP boards. The number of
standby GCUP boards can be manually configured (recommended redundancy mode: N+1).
By default, no standby GCUP board is configured. A minimum of two GCPU boards are
configured.

Item Value Description

TRX 1000 N/A


(TRXNoPerEGPU)

Cell 600

BTS 600

Traffic Volume 6250 6.25 Erl per TRX


(VoiceErlPerEGPU)

PDCH 3000 3 PDCHs per TRX


(PDCHPerEGPU)

PS Throughput 300 Mbit/s EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb: 3000 x 100


kbit/s, EGRPS2A

Equivalent BHCA 2,200,000 Calculated based on the actual Benchmark


(BHCAPerEGPU) weights (including PS)
The BHCA is calculated based on Huawei
default traffic model.
EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb supports
22,000,000.

By default, GCUP can be configured in N+1 redundancy mode. You can manually configure
the number of redundant GCUP boards. A BSC is configured with a minimum of two GCUP
boards.

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1. Calculating the number of required EGPU boards based on the number of TRXs:

Number of required EGPUs = ROUNDUP(TotalTRXNo/TRXNoPerEGPU,0) Number of


existing EGPUs + 1

Number of TRXs (TotalTRXNo): calculated based on the network plan

1. Calculating the number of required EGPU based on the: CS user-plane traffic volume:

Number of required EGPUs = ROUNDUP(TotalVoiceErl/VoiceErlPerEGPU,0) Number of


existing EGPUs + 1

Total traffic volume (TotalVoiceErl): calculated based on the network plan

NOTE

When the VAMOS feature is enabled, the traffic volume supported by a single TRX increases.
Therefore, the number of EGPUs calculated by using the preceding formula increases.

1. Calculating the number of required EGPU based on the number of PS user-plane


PDCHs:

Number of required EGPUs = ROUNDUP(TotalPDCH/PDCHPerEGPU,0) Number of


existing EGPUs + 1

Maximum number of activated PDCHs (TotalPDCH): calculated based on number of users


and traffic model

1. Calculating the number of required EGPU based on the signaling-plane BHCA:

Number of required EGPUs = ROUNDUP(TotalBHCA/BHCAPerEGPU,0) Number of


existing EGPUs + 1

BHCA (TotalBHCA): calculated based on number of users and traffic model

1. Calculating the number of required EGPU boards based on the number of cells:

Number of required EGPUs = ROUNDUP(TotalCellNo/CellNoPerEGPU,0) Number of


existing EGPUs + 1

1. Calculating the number of required EGPU boards based on the number of BTSs:

Number of required EGPUs = ROUNDUP(TotalBTSNo/BTSNoPerEGPU,0) Number of


existing EGPUs + 1

1. The number of required EGPU boards to be configured is equal to the maximum value of
all the values.

Configuration Principles for DPUf (A over TDM)


In A over TDM, DPUf boards must be configured to process CS user-plane data. The number
of required DPUf boards is determined based on the number of CIC circuits. DPUf boards can
work in N+1 backup mode.

Number of DPUf boards = Roundup(MaxACICPerBSCTDM/ TCNoPerDPUf,0) Number


of existing DPUf boards + 1

MaxACICPerBSCTDM indicates the maximum number of CIC circuits required for the A
interface of a BSC. It is calculated based on the traffic model.

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Configuration Principles for GMCP


The GMCP board is configured based on IBCA requirements at network deployment. If the
IBCA function is enabled, the number of GMCP boards depends on the number of TRXs that
have been enabled with the IBCA function. At least two GMCPs must be configured. A
maximum of eight GMCPs are allowed. Generally, one GMCP board in the BSC6910
supports 2000 TRXs. In this version, the BSC6910 supports a maximum of 6000 TRXs
enabled with the IBCA function. When the IBCA function is used between BSCs, a maximum
of 3000 TRXs (TRXs for external neighboring cells that are enabled with the IBCA function)
for external neighboring cells are supported. The total number of GMCP boards is calculated
using the following formula:
Number of required GMCP boards = Roundup (TotalTRXNo/2000, 0) Number of existing
GMCP boards.

Number of TRXs Number of TRXs in Number of MCPs


External Neighboring
Cells

2000 3000 2

4000 3000 2

6000 3000 3

Configuration Principles for NASP


The NASP board is configured based on Intelligent Wi-Fi Detection and Selection
requirements at network deployment. If this feature is required, one NASP board must be
configured in each BSC.

Configuration Principles for ENIUa


The ENIUa board needs to be configured if the service awareness function is required. If the
function is enabled, one ENIUa board is configured for each BSC.

Configuration Principles for ESAUa


If the customer has purchased the Nastar/SON/RAN Service Visibility Based on PRS
equipment, one or two ESAUa boards must be configured on the BSC.

4.1.6 Interface Boards


The BSC6910 supports FE electrical ports, GE optical ports, and 10GE optical ports in IP
networking, and supports channelized STM-1 ports in TDM networking.

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Table 4-7 Interface boards


Part Number Name Description Interfaces Remarks

WP1D000FG201 FG2c IP Interface Unit (12 IP: A/ N/A


FE/4 GE, Electric) Abis/Lb/Gb/Iur-
g
WP1D000GOU03 GOUe IP Interface Unit (4 GE, N/A
Optical)

QM1D00EXOU00 EXOUa Evolved 10GE Optical The


interface Unit transmissio
n
equipment
interconne
cted to the
BSC must
have the
same
number of
10GE ports
as the
interface
board.

WP1D000POU01 POUc TDM or IP Interface TDM: A/Abis N/A


Unit (4 STM-1, IP over STM-1:
Channelized) Abis

By default, the following boards are delivered: FG2c, GOUe, EXOUa, and POUc.

Table 4-8 Interface board specifications


Part Number Tran Port Port TRX A CIC Ater Gb
smis Type No. (64K) CIC Throug
sion (16K) hput(M
Type bit/s)

WP1D000FG2 IP FE/GE 12/4 2048 23,040 N/A 2000


01 (FG2c) electrical
port

WP1D000GOU IP GE 4 2048 23,040 N/A 2000


03(GOUe) optical
port

QM1D00EXO IP 10GE 2 8000 75,000 N/A 8000


U00 (EXOUa) optical
port

WP1D000POU TDM CSTM-1 4 1024 7680 N/A N/A


01 (POUc) port

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Part Number Tran Port Port TRX A CIC Ater Gb


smis Type No. (64K) CIC Throug
sion (16K) hput(M
Type bit/s)

IP IP 4 2048 N/A N/A N/A


CSTM-1

NOTE

In Abis over TDM, a POUc board supports a maximum of 1024 TRXs when both of the following
conditions are met:
The traffic model is 6.25 Erlangs per TRX. Three PDCHs are configured on each TRX on the average
and the MCS-7 is used, or two PDCHs are configured on each TRX on the average and the MCS-9 is
used.
In fixed Abis networking, idle timeslots and monitoring timeslots must be properly configured.
Otherwise, the number of TRXs supported by the POUc cannot reach the maximum specification.
After the VAMOS feature is enabled, extra Abis bandwidth is required, which also affects the TRX
specifications of interface boards.

Configuration principle of interface boards: The total number of required interface boards
equals the sum of interface boards required on each interface. Interface boards work in 1+1
active/standby mode. The BSC6910 does not support the BM/TC separated mode and
therefore does not have the Ater interface. The A, Gb, and Abis interfaces must be configured
on the BM side. You are advised to configure the A, Gb, and Abis interfaces on different
interface boards.

Calculation of Abis interface boards


Select the types of interface boards based on the network plan. The number of required Abis
interface boards is calculated based on either the service capability (number of supported
TRXs) or number of required ports. Use the larger of the two values to determine the number
of required Abis interface boards.

To determine the number of Abis interface boards, you can use the following formula: number
of Abis interface boards = 2 x Roundup (Max (Number of TRXs in a transmission mode/
Number of TRXs supported by the interface board, Number of ports in a transmission mode/
Number of ports supported by the interface boards), 0)

Abis interface configuration precautions:

In Abis over TDM networking, the BSC6910 supports only the POUc board. If a TDM over
E1/T1 link is used for the transmission to the BSC over Abis interfaces, the TDM over E1/T1
must be converted to a TDM over STM-1 link using a device that performs optical-to-
electrical conversion, for example, Huawei optical switch node (OSN) products.

The POUc must meet the following requirements:

Number of TRXs supported by the POUc x (Average number of Erlangs per TRX + Average
number of PDCHs per TRX x Number of timeslots required for PS transmission) 16,384

The following table lists the number of timeslots required for PS transmission.

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Number of timeslots required for PS Value


transmission

CS-1 1

CS-2 1

CS-3 2

CS-4 2

MCS-1 1

MCS-2 1

MCS-3 2

MCS-4 2

MCS-5 2

MCS-6 2

MCS-7 3

MCS-8 4

MCS-9 4

For example:
1. Assume that the POUc supports 1024 TRXs, the average number of Erlangs per TRX is
6.25, the average number of PDCHs per TRX is 3, and the number of timeslots required
for PS transmission is 3 when MCS-7 is used. Then, the calculation result is 15,616,
which is less than 16,384.
2. If a POUc supports 1024 TRXs, the average number of Erlangs per TRX is 6.25, the
average number of PDCHs per TRX is 4, and the number of timeslots required for PS
transmission is 4 when MCS-9 is used, then the calculation result is 22,784, which is
greater than 16,384. In this case, the number of TRXs supported by the POUc should be
reduced to 736.
3. If the BTS provides IP over E1 links, the BSC provides IP transmission links, and the
transmission equipment provides Abis interfaces for IP over E1 links, only GE interface
boards FG2c or GOUe, instead of the 10GE interface board EXOUa, can be configured
on the BSC6910.
4. If the BSC provides IP over E1 links, the POUc board must be configured in the
BSC6910.

Calculation of A interface boards


Select the types of interface boards based on the network plan. The number of A interface
boards is calculated based on the service capability (number of supported CICs) using the
following formula:
Number of A interface boards = 2 x Roundup (ACICNumber/Number of CICs supported by
an A interface board, 0)

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Configuration precautions:

In A over TDM networking, the BSC6910 must be configured with the POUc board (TDM
over STM-1), which does not support TDM over E1/T1. If the BSC uses TDM over E1/T1 to
connecting the CN, an optical-to-electrical conversion module (for example, Huawei OSN)
must be installed to convert E1/T1 signals to STM-1 signals.

Calculation of Gb interface boards


Select the types of interface boards based on the network plan. The number of Gb interface
boards is calculated based on the service capability (bandwidth) using the following formula:

Number of Gb interface boards = 2 x Roundup (Gb Throughput/BSC data flow over Gb


interface supported by the interface board, 0)

Calculation of total interface boards


Calculate the total number of interface boards using the following formula:

Number of interface boards = Number of Abis interface boards + Number of A interface


boards + Number of Gb interface boards

Calculation of total interface boards when multiple interfaces share one interface
board
For GSM, each interface uses its own interface boards by default. Only the EXOUa board can
be shared by multiple interfaces, as listed in the following table.

Board Logical Function Interface Board Shared by Multiple


Interfaces

EXOUa IP (10GE) Can be shared by the Abis, A, and Gb interfaces

It is recommended that multiple interfaces not share the same interface board for the
following reasons:

l The relationship between the Abis interface board and the BTS is fixed and load sharing
cannot be performed. Therefore, it is recommended that the Abis interface not use the
same interface board as other interfaces. If the Abis interface share an interface board
with other interfaces, the data configuration is difficult, the maintenance cost is high, and
even the reliability may be affected when the traffic module is complex.
l There is no admission control on the Gb interface. Therefore, it is recommended that the
Gb interface not use the same interface board as other interfaces.
l Multiple interfaces (Abis, A, and Gb) sharing one interface board applies only to small-
capacity BSCs.

To calculate the total interface boards when multiple interfaces share one interface board use
the following formulas:

Number of Interface boards = 2 x Roundup (Number of Abis Interface boards + Number of A


Interface boards + Number of Gb Interface boards, 0)

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Number of Abis Interface boards = Max (Number of TRXs in a transmission mode/Number


of TRXs supported by the interface board, Number of ports in a transmission mode/Number
of ports supported by the interface boards)
Number of A Interface boards = ACICNumber/Number of CICs supported by an A interface
board
Number of Gb Interface boards = GbThroughput/BSC data flow over Gb interface supported
by the interface board

4.1.7 General Principles for Slot Configurations


In the BSC6910, EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb boards work in intra-BSC resource pool
mode. Services of TRXs connected to interface boards in a subrack are preferentially
processed by service processing units in the same subrack. If the resources required by a
subrack exceed the specified threshold, load sharing is implemented between subracks of the
BSC. The purpose is to reduce resources used for inter-subrack switching. Boards are
configured according to the following principles:
1. Ensure that interface boards and processing boards are distributed evenly among
subracks. This reduces the consumption of processor resources and switching resources
by inter-subrack switching. Interface boards can be configured only in rear slots, and
service processing units can be configured in non-fixed slots. It is recommended that
service processing units be configured in front slots. Under a BSC, A interface boards,
Abis interface boards, and service processing units must be distributed as evenly as
possible among subracks. Configuring the same type of board in the same subrack
lowers system reliability.
2. You do not have to specify the subrack and slot number for configuring M3UA links.
The number of M3UA links are greater than or equal to (recommended) the number of
EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb boards (logical function: GCUP).
3. General principles for board configuration: The basic principles during network plan and
design do not change by devices. The basic principles include but are not limited to the
following:
Each LAC can receive more than 120 paging requests per second over the Um
interface when a single CCCH is configured. Therefore, it is recommended that 512
TRXs for each LAC be configured in the case of a single CCCH. The TRX number
can be adjusted by traffic.
Consecutive PDCHs are configured so that uses can use multiple consecutive slots.
Other basic principles during GSM network plan.
4. General principles for slot restrictions: The GCUb/GCGb, EOMUa, SCUb/SCUc, and
EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb (logical function type: RMP) boards are inserted in
fixed slots. The interface boards and service boards can be inserted in slots within a
specific range. For details, see the descriptions about subrack configurations.

4.1.8 Auxiliary Material Configurations


The following table lists auxiliary materials.

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Table 4-9 Auxiliary materials and configuration methods


Part Number Name Description Configuration
Method

QW1P0STMOM00 STM-1 Optical Connector STM-1 optical Full configuration


module (active/standby)

QW1P00GEOM00 GE Optical Connector GE optical


module

QM1P00GEOM01 10 GE Optical Connector 10GE optical Full configuration


module

QW1P0FIBER00 Optical Fiber Optical fiber Configured based


on the number of
optical modules

QW1P0000IM00 Installation Material Package Installation One installation


material suite material suite
configured for
each BSC6910
cabinet
(WP1B4PBCBN0
0)

QMAI00EDOC00 Documentation Electronic A set of electronic


documentation documentation
delivered with
each BSC6910

The methods for calculating auxiliary materials are as follows:


l Number of STM-1 optical connectors (QW1P0STMOM00) = Number of POUc boards x
4
l Number of GE optical connectors (QW1P00GEOM00) = WP1D000GOU03 quantity x 4
l Number of 10GE optical connectors (QM1P00GEOM01) = QM1D00EXOU00 quantity
x2
l Number of optical fibers (QW1P0FIBER00) = (Number of STM-1 optical connectors +
Number of GE optical connectors + Number of 10GE optical connectors) x 2

4.1.9 Example BSC6910 GSM Configuration


The process for typical configuration can be carried out as follows:

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Step 1 Input requirements.

Operator provides the network requirements which must include the information contained in
the following figure. Here is an example.

The input information is as follows:

Parameter Value

voice traffic /sub/BH (Erlang) 0.02

voice call duration (seconds) 60

SMS/LA setup duration(seconds) 0

percent of Mobile originated calls 50%

percent of Mobile terminated calls 50%

average LUs/sub/BH 1.2

average IMSI Attach/sub/BH 0.15

average IMSI Detach/sub/BH 0.15

average MOCs/sub/BH 0.6

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Parameter Value

average MTCs/sub/BH 0.6

MR report/sub/BH 144

average MO-SMSs /sub/BH 0.6

average MT-SMSs /sub/BH 1

average intra-BSC HOs /sub/BH 1.1

average inter-BSC HOs /sub/BH 0.1

paging retransfer /sub/BH 0.56

Grade of Service (GoS) on Um interface 0.01

Grade of Service (GoS) on A interface 0.001

percent of HR (percent of Um interface resources occupied by 50%


HR voice call)

Step 2 Perform the measurements.

The following figure shows the dimensions that are used for calculating the configurations.

Item Name Specifications

1 TRX support capability A1

2 Abis GE QTY A2

3 A CIC QTY A3

4 IWF QTY A4

5 BHCA A5

6 Gb data flow A6

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Item Name Specifications

7 PDCH QTY A7

Step 3 Get the network capacity requirements to calculate the hardware requirements.
Item Name Configuration Before
Capacity Expansion

1 Subracks (MPS and EPS) B1

2 Evolved General Processing Unit (EGPUa/ B2


EGPUb) or Evolved Extensible Processing
Unit (EGPUa/EGPUb)

3 Interface board B3

4 Cabinet B4

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4.1.10 BSC6910 GSM Recommended Capacity for Delivery


For the sake of network security, the actual capacity of a configured BSC6910 is much lower
than the specified maximum capacity. BSC6910s with excessively large capacity are not
delivered in a large scale on the live network. Therefore, it is recommended that the BSC6910
capacity be controlled for the initial network deployment.
For a BSC6910 GSM, the number of TRXs must be less than 6000.
During live network planning and delivery, to ensure network reliability and security, the
GBFD-113725 BSC Node Redundancy feature must be used for large-capacity BSCs. During
long-term network planning, if a single GSM BSC serves 6000 to 12,000 TRXs, the
GBFD-113725 BSC Node Redundancy feature must be enabled to achieve 1+1 backup and
ensure large-capacity network security. If the GBFD-113725 BSC Node Redundancy feature
is enabled, the number of activated TRXs and the number of standby TRXs must be both less
than 12,000.

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4.2 BSC6910 UMTS Product Configurations


This section describes how to configure hardware and calculate the number of required
licenses when the BSC6910 works in UMTS mode.
The configurations of the BSC6910 can be divided as follows:
l Configurations of hardware, including the cabinets, subracks, general processing units,
operation and maintenance units, network intelligent units, service awareness unit,
enhanced processing unit, interface boards, and clock boards
l Configurations of hardware capacity licenses, including licenses for "Iub Total
Throughput", "Active User" and "Evolved Network Intelligence Throughput".
l The capacity of BSC6910 UMTS depends on the number of EGPUaEGPUb boards, the
power consumption, and the actual hardware processing capacity under a specific traffic
model. BSC6910 UMTS with two cabinets can be configured with a maximum of
128 EGPUaEGPUb boards (excluding a pair of EGPU boards used for resource
management ). EGPUaEGPUb boards are used for both control-plane and user-plane
processing. Under Huawei smartphone traffic model, the maximum BHCA
reaches 64,000,000 on the CP. Under Huawei high-PS traffic model, the maximum PS
throughput reaches 120 Gbit/s on the UP. However the CP and UP cannot reach the
maximum value at one time. The maximum traffic volumes on the CP and UP are
closely related to the traffic model. Figure 4-1 shows the relationship between the
BHCA and the PS throughput.

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Figure 4-1 Relationship between capacity of control plane and use plane

4.2.1 Cabinets
The following table describes cabinet configurations.

Table 4-10 Cabinet configurations

Part Number Description Function

QM1B0PBCDP00 Cabinet Cabinet

A BSC6910 can be configured with a maximum of two cabinets. A maximum of three


subracks can be configured in each cabinet. The number of cabinets required is calculated as
follows:

New deployment

Number of cabinets = Roundup [(Number of MPSs + Number of EPSs)/3]

The number of MPSs is 1.

Power consumption per cabinet = Roundup [SUM(Power consumption of all boards within
the cabinet + power consumption of the fan box within the cabinet)]

When the power consumption per cabinet is higher than 7100 W, confirm with customers
whether the heat dissipation capability of the equipment room is sufficient. where Power
consumption of all boards refers to the average power consumption.

The power consumption per subrack on the BSC6910 is 4000 W. The maximum power
consumption per cabinet on the BSC6910 is 12000 W.

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NOTE

l Average power consumption (Pavg) is the estimated value in a typical operating environment. The
maximum power consumption mentioned in hardware description is obtained when all devices on
boards are full-loaded. This maximum power consumption will not be obtained under the actual
system running conditions. Therefore, Pavg is provided for power consumption calculation.
l Maximum subrack power consumption is 4000 W (including the power consumption of fans) which
is obtained when all slots of the subrack are configured with boards. It is recommended that power
distribution be configured as 4000 W per subrack. This can save power distribution adjustment upon
future capacity expansion.
l Every subrack contains 2 fan Assemblies, each fan assembly costs 100 W.
l For details about the power consumption of each board, see 7.3 List of Board Power
Consumption.

Capacity expansion

Number of cabinets = Number of cabinets required after capacity expansion Number of


cabinets configured before capacity expansion

4.2.2 Subracks
Table 4-11 describes subrack configurations.

Table 4-11 Subrack configurations

Part Number Name Description Function


Description

QM1K00PBCS00 Subrac Unified service architecture Processes basic


k basic subrack services.

WP1M00EPEM00 Power Power input module Each subrack has its


Distrib (version: a) own power supply,
ution which is provided by
Box two power
distribution boxes.
1. Provides power
supply, surge
protection, and
filtering.
2. Detects the input
power and input
voltage of a subrack.
3. Monitors the status
of air circuits and of
surge protection
circuits.

The MPS and EPS of the BSC6910 have the same physical structure. They both use the
PARCb subrack. The difference is that the MPS houses the EOMUa, GCUb, GCGb, and
EGPUa/EGPUb boards (used for resource management), which are not housed in the EPS.

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Configuration Principles for the MPS


A BSC6910 must be equipped with one MPS only. The MPS configurations are as follows:
Slot assignment:
1. 89: EGPU (fixed); 1013: EOMUa (recommended); 1415: GCUb or GCGb
(fixed); 2021: SCUb/SCUc (fixed). Reserve a pair of slots for the EOMUa board.
2. If the GPS clock is not required, each BSC6910 is configured with two GCUb boards,
working in 1+1 redundancy mode. If the GPS clock is required, each BSC6910 is
configured with two GCGb boards, working in 1+1 redundancy mode.
3. By default, one ESAUa board is configured for the UMTS only mode or GU mode for
EBC. If the customer uses Huawei Nastar or the features requiring the ESAU logical
function, such as EBC and SON/RAN Service Visibility Based on PRS, additional
ESAUa boards are required. A maximum of two ESAUa boards can be configured. The
specific quantity is determined by the features requiring the ESAU logical function.
ESAUa boards can be inserted in any vacant slots except the fixed slots. Each ESAUa
board occupies two slots. It is recommended ESAUa boards be configured in fixed slots
(0, 1, 2, 3) in MPS. Reserve slots 0, 1, 2, and 3 for ESAUa boards in the MPS.
4. EGPU boards can be inserted in any vacant slots except the fixed slots. EGPU can be
either EGPUa or EGPUb.
5. If the SCUc board is used, an ENIU board can be configured in any vacant slot except
fixed slots. If the SCUb is used, it is recommended that an ENIU board be configured in
any slot among slots 0 to 7, 16 to 19, and 22 to 25.
6. Interface boards can be inserted into only slots 16 to 19 and slots 22 to 27 in the MPS.
Therefore, install EGPU/ESAUa/ENIU in other slots as much as possible.
7. If the SCUc is used, all interface boards AOUc/UOIc/GOUe/FG2c/EXOUa can be
inserted into 10 slots, including slots 16 to 19 and slots 22 to 27. If the SCUb is used and
AOUc/UOIc/GOUe/FG2c/EXOUa boards function as interface boards, EXOUa can be
inserted into 8 slots, including slots 16 to 19 and slots 22 to 25. GOUe/FG2c is
preferentially inserted into slots 16 to 19 and slots 22 to 25, and can also be inserted into
slots 26 and 27. AOUc/UOIc is preferentially inserted into slots 26 and 27, and can also
be inserted to slots 16 to 19 and slots 22 to 25.
8. If the SCUc is used, the MPS can provide 10 slots for interface boards (slots 16 to 19 and
slots 22 to 27 for AOUc/UOIc/GOUe/FG2c/EXOUa). If the SCUb is used, the MPS can
provide 8 slots for EXOUa and 10 slots for AOUc/UOIc/GOUe/FG2c.
9. It is recommended that DEUa boards be configured according to the number ratio of
EGPU boards. That is, configured more DEUa boards in the subrack with more EGPU
boards.
10. An MPS provides 14 universal slots.
11. It is recommended that the Iur-p interface board be configured in the MPS.

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Configuration Principles for the EPS


1. Slots 20 and 21 are reserved for the SCUb/SCUc board.
2. EGPU boards can be inserted in any vacant slots except fixed slots. The EPS can provide
26 slots for the EGPU boards. EGPU can be either EGPUa or EGPUb.
3. If the SCUc board is used, an ENIU board can be configured in any vacant slot except
fixed slots. If the SCUb is used, it is recommended that an ENIU board be configured in
any slot among slots 0 to 7, 16 to 19, and 22 to 25.
1. If the SCUb board is used, and AOUc/UOIc/GOUe/FG2c/EXOUa boards function as
interface boards, EXOUa can be inserted into 8 slots (including slots 16 to 19 and slots
22 to 25), GOUe/FG2c can be inserted into 12 slots (slots 16 to 19 and slots 22 to 25
preferred, and slots 14 and 15, and slots 26 and 27 allowed). AOUc/UOIc boards can be
preferentially inserted into slots 14 and 15, and slots 26 and 27, and can also be inserted
into slots 16 to 19 and slots 22 to 25. If the SCUc board is used, AOUc/UOIc/GOUe/
FG2c/EXOUa interface boards can be inserted into 12 slots on the backplane, including
slots 14 to 19 and slots 22 to 27.
2. If the SCUb is used, the EPS can provide 8 slots for EXOUa and 12 slots for AOUc/
UOIc/GOUe/FG2c. If the SCUc is used, the EPS can provide 12 slots for for AOUc/
UOIc/GOUe/FG2c/EXOUa interface boards, including slots 14 to 19 and slots 22 to 27.
3. It is recommended that DEUa boards be configured according to the number ratio of
EGPU boards. That is, configured more DEUa boards in the subrack with more EGPU
boards.
4. An EPS provides 26 universal slots.

NOTICE
The ENIUa, EGPUa/EGPUb, and interface boards not working in active/standby mode can be
inserted in a pair of active and standby slots.

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New deployment

Number of EPSs = Max (Number of required EPSs_1, Number of required EPSs_2, Number
of required EPSs_3)

Number of required EPSs_1 = ROUNDUP [(Number of required EGPU boards + Number of


required interface boards + Number of required ENIUa boards + Number of required DEU
boards Number of universal slots provided by the MPS)/Number of universal slots
provided by the EPS]

Number of required EPSs_2 = Round up [(Number of required EXOUa boards Number of


EXOUa boards that can be housed in an MPS)/Number of EXOUa boards that can be housed
in an EPS]

Number of required EPSs_3 = ROUNDUP [(Number of required interface boards Number


of interface boards that can be housed in an MPS)/Number of interface boards that can be
housed in an EPS]

NOTE

Number of required EGPU boards does not include the number of the fixed EGPU boards in the MPS
for resource management.
Calculate the number of EPSs based on the SCUb configuration, regardless of whether the SCUb or
SCUc is installed.

Table 4-12 List of EPS counters

Item Value Description

Number of universal slots in MPS 14 N/A

Number of universal slots in EPS 26

Number of EXOUa boards housed in 8


MPS

Number of EXOUa boards housed in 8


EPS

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Item Value Description

Number of interface boards housed in 10 The number of required


MPS interface boards includes the
number of EXOUa boards.
Number of interface boards housed in 12
EPS

Capacity expansion
Number of required EPSs = Number of EPSs required after capacity expansion Number of
EPSs configured before capacity expansion

4.2.3 Hardware Capacity License


The BSC6910 depends on the hardware licenses listed in the following table.

Table 4-13 List of BSC6910 hardware licenses


License License Type Related Description
Identifier Board

LQW1HWCL RNC Throughput Basic EGPUa and Including CS and


03 Hardware Capacity EGPUb user- PS traffic over the
license (per 50Mbit/s) plane capacity Iub interface
Max: 120 Gbit/s;
Step: 50 Mbit/s

LQW1HWCL RNC Active User Basic EGPUa and Including the


04 Hardware Capacity EGPUb number of UEs in
license (per 1000 control-plane Cell_DCH state
Active Users) capacity and in Cell_FACH
state
Max: 1,000,000;
Step: 1000

LGW1DPIHC Evolved Network Optiona ENIUa Max: 120 Gbit/s;


02 Intelligence l capacity Step: 50 Mbit/s
Throughput
License(per 50Mbit/s)

RNC Throughput Hardware Capacity license (per 50Mbit/s)


This license corresponds to the total traffic on the service layer over the Iub interface,
including both CS and PS traffic. This license is attached to EGPU boards. Adding this
license helps increase RNC throughput on the condition that EGPU hardware allows. Each
license increases RNC throughput by 50 Mbit/s. This license can be shared among EGPU
boards working in resource pool mode under a single RNC. It is not bound to any specific
EGPU board.
If this license is unavailable, EGPU boards cannot work properly.

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RNC Active User Hardware Capacity license (per 1000 Active Users)
The control item "Active User" refers to the number of users in the CELL_DCH or
CELL_FACH state. It is attached to EGPU boards. Configuring this license helps increase the
number of active users on the condition that EGPU hardware allows. Each license increases
the number of active users by 1000. This license can be shared among EGPU boards working
in resource pool mode under a single RNC. It is not bound to any specific EGPU board.
If this license is unavailable, EGPU boards cannot work properly.
Evolved Network Intelligence Throughput License(per 50Mbit/s)
This license is intended for ENIUa hardware capacity. Adding this license helps increase the
RNC capability of enhancing network intelligence on the condition that the existing hardware
capability allows. This license can be shared among ENIUa boards working in resource pool
mode under a single RNC. It is not bound to any specific ENIUa board.
If this license is unavailable, ENIUa boards cannot work properly.

4.2.4 Service Processing Modules


Table 4-14 Service processing modules
Name Descripti Function Specifications Remarks
on

EGPUa Evolved Processes Used only for the user The PS throughput
(QM1D General services and plane: 2000 Mbit/s PS specifications are
00EGP allocates throughput or 10,050 given at the 64 kbit/s
U00) Processing services on the CS Erlang, 28,000 uplink rate and 384
Unit GSM UP and active users, and kbit/s downlink rate
REV:a CP. 70,000 online users in high PS traffic
model.

Used only for the The BHCA is


control plane: calculated based on
1,668,000 BHCA, Huawei Smartphone
35,000 active users, traffic model.
and 70,000 online
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Name Descripti Function Specifications Remarks


on

Each EGPUa board has 14 subsystems. CP and


UP occupy their respective subsystems to
provide CP and UP processing, respectively.
When the CP and UP share the same EGPUa
board, the specification of the EGPUa board is
determined based on the ratio of the CP CPU
usage to the UP CPU usage. For example, if
the CP occupies p% of the EGPUa CPU, then
PS throughput: 2000 Mbit/s x (1 p%) (based
on high-PS traffic model) or 10050 CS Erlang
x (1 p%)
Active users: Min (35000 x p%, 28000 x (1
p%))
Online users: 70,000 x p%
Cell: 700 (p% between 30% and 70%)
NodeB: 700 (p% higher than 30%)

EGPUb Evolved Processes Used only for the user PS throughput is


(QM1D General services and plane: 2000 Mbit/s PS calculated based on
0EGPU allocates throughput or 10,050 the UL/DL rate
B00) Processing services on the CS Erlang, 28,000 64/384 kbit/s.
Unit GSM UP and active users, and
REV:b CP. 70,000 online users

Used only for the The BHCA is


control plane: calculated based on
1,668,000 BHCA, Huawei Smartphone
35,000 active users, traffic model.
and 70,000 online Under a given traffic
users model, the EGPUb
has a little stronger
CP processing
capability than the
EGPUa.

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on

Each EGPUb board has 14 subsystems. CP and


UP occupy their respective subsystems to
provide CP and UP processing, respectively.
When the control plane and user plane share
the same EGPUb board, the specification of
the EGPUb board is determined based on the
ratio of the control-plane CPU usage to the
user-plane CPU usage. For example, if the
control plane occupies p% of the CPU of the
EGPUb board, then
PS throughput: 2000 Mbit/s x (1 p%) (based
on high-PS traffic model) or 10050 CS Erlang
x (1 p%)
Active users: Min (35000 x p%, 28000 x (1
p%))
Online users: 70,000 x p%
Cell: 700 (p% between 30% and 70%)
NodeB: 700 (p% higher than 30%)

ENIUa( Evolved Provides Provides the service The following


QM1D0 Network enhanced awareness and PS features require the
0ENIU0 Intelligenc network service quality service awareness
0) e Unit intelligence measurement function:
REV:a (REV: a). functions. WRFD-020132 Web
When used for service Browsing
awareness, this Acceleration,
feature provides 8000 WRFD-020133 P2P
Mbit/s PS throughput. Downloading Rate
Control during Busy
When used for PS Hour, WRFD-150252
service quality Video Service Rate
measurement, this Adaption,
feature provides 4800 WRFD-150253 VoIP
Mbit/s PS throughput. Application
Management, and
WRFD-150254
Differentiated Service
Based on Application
Resource Reservation.
The following
features require the
PS service quality
measurement
function: offline user
experience evaluation,
WRFD-171210
Radio-Aware Video
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on

ESAUa( Evolved Provides The SAU is used to If the customer has


QM1D0 Service evolved service collect service board purchased
0ESAU Aware awareness. data, filter and Nastar/SON devices
00) Unit aggregate data, and and the PRS-based
periodically report the RAN visualization
data to the Nastar/ function, the RNC
SON. must be configured
with the SAU. In
UMTS only mode or
GU mode, one
ESAUa board is
configured by default,
and a maximum of
two ESAUa boards
can be configured.

DEUa( Data Data 1. Supports 9000 Used to support


WP1D0 Enhancem Enhancement Erlang CS voice WRFD-170201
00DEU0 ent Processing Unit services (12.2 kbit/s) Seamless Crystal
0) Processing version a or 3600 Erlang CS Voice. The capacity is
Unit voice services (23.85 only affected by the
kbit/s) seamless traffic in soft
crystal voice coding handover state (not
processing. including softer
2. The DEUa supports handover).
260000 Erlang for Used to support
Crystal Voice in Deep WRFD-171201
Coverage. Crystal Voice in Deep
Coverage. The
capacity is affected by
CS traffic over the Iub
interface.

By default, EGPUa, ENIUa, and EGPUb boards are delivered. If enhanced service awareness
units are required, ESAUa boards are delivered by default. If enhanced data processing units
are required, DEUa boards are delivered by default.

NOTE

l Active User refers to users whose status is CELL_DCH or CELL_FACH.


l Online users refer to the users in the CELL_DCH, CELL_FACH, CELL_PCH, or URA_PCH state.

The EGPU board can process services on both the user plane and control plane. You can
calculate the number of EGPU boards required by the control plane and the number required
by the user plane, and then add the two numbers to obtain the total number of required EGPU
boards.
NOTE

The calculated number of EGPU boards does not include the EGPU boards used for resource
management.

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Methods for configuring EGPU boards required by the user plane and hardware
capacity license
Item Descrip Value Format Prerequisites Calculation of
tion the Board
Quantity

Iub PS PS a Mbit/s Estimate the EGPU capability EGPUb_ps = a


throug throughp based on the traffic model Mbit/s/
hput ut over using the following method: Throughput
the Iub The calculation formula for Capacity per
interface the EGPUb board, which has EGPUb
the same specifications as the UP(Mbit/s)
EGPUa board, is the same as
that for the EGPUa board.
If the PS RAB mean data rate
in active state (UL+DL)
(kbit/s) takes a value in the
interval (0, 16], PS
Throughput Capacity per
EGPUb UP (Mbps) = PS
RAB mean data rate x 15.
If the value of PS RAB Mean
data rate in active state (UL
+DL)(kbit/s) falls into the
range (16, 40], PS Throughput
Capacity per EGPUb UP
(Mbps) = 240 + (PS RAB
Mean data rate 16) x 15.4.
If the value of PS RAB Mean
data rate in active state (UL
+DL)(kbit/s) falls into the
range (40, 64], PS Throughput
Capacity per EGPUb UP
(Mbit/s) = 610 + (PS RAB
Mean data rate 40) x 9.58.
If the value of PS RAB Mean
data rate in active state (UL
+DL)(kbit/s) falls into the
range (64, 128], PS
Throughput Capacity per
EGPUb UP (Mbit/s) = 840 +
(PS RAB Mean data rate
64) x 6.4.
If the value of PS RAB Mean
data rate in active state (UL
+DL)(kbit/s) falls into the
range (128, 196], PS
Throughput Capacity per
EGPUb UP (Mbit/s) = 1250 +

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Item Descrip Value Format Prerequisites Calculation of


tion the Board
Quantity

(PS RAB Mean data rate


128) x 4.26.
If the value of PS RAB Mean
data rate in active state (UL
+DL)(kbit/s) falls into the
range (196, 320], PS
Throughput Capacity per
EGPUb UP (Mbit/s) = 1540 +
(PS RAB Mean data rate
196) x 3.7.
If the PS RAB mean data rate
in active state (UL+DL)
(kbit/s) takes a value in the
interval (320, ], the EGPUb
user-plane PS throughput
(Mbit/s) = 2000.

Iub CS CS b Erl. N/A For EGPUb,


traffic traffic EGPUb_cs = b/
over the 10050
Iub
interface

Active Number n N/A For EGPUb,


users of active EGPUb_au = n/
users 28000.
supporte
d by the
Iub
interface

Cell Number c. It is N/A EGPUb_cell = c/


numbe of cells determined 2800
r managed based on the
by the network plan.
RNC

NOTE

On-line user represents the number of users in the RRC connected state, including those in the
Cell_DCH, Cell_FACH, Cell_PCH, and URA_PCH states.

The number of required EGPUb UP boards is calculated using the following formula:
N_EGPUb_UP = MAX(EGPUb_ps + EGPUb_cs, EGPUb_au, EGPUb_cell)
The required RNC Throughput Hardware Capacity license is calculated using the following
formula:
N_ EGPU_Iub_License = ROUNDUP[(a + b x 12.2 x 2/1000)/50 Mbit/s]

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Methods for configuring EGPU boards required by the control plane and
hardware capacity license
Item Description Value Format Prerequisi Calculation of
tes the Board
Quantity

BHCA BHCA required b. It is calculated The EGPUb_bhca =


requirement by the network based on the EGPUb b/x
number of users BHCA
and traffic model. under this
traffic
model is x.

Active users Number of n. It is calculated N/A EGPUb_au = n/


active users based on the 35000
supported by the number of users
Iub interface and traffic model.

On-line users Number of m. It is calculated N/A EGPUb_ou =


online users based on the m/70000
supported on the number of users
control plane and traffic model.
over the Iu
interface

NodeB number Number of nb (It is determined N/A EGPUb_nb =


NodeBs based on the nb/2520
managed by the network plan.)
RNC

Cell number Number of cells c. It is determined N/A EGPUb_cell =


managed by the based on the c/2800
RNC network plan.

The number of EGPUb boards required for the control plane is calculated using the following
formula:

N_EGPUb_CP = Max(EGPUb_bhca, EGPUb_au, EGPUb_ou, EGPUb_nb, EGPUb_cell)

N_EGPUb_nodeb_cell = max(nb/700,c/700)

N_EGPUb = ROUNDUP(max(N_EGPUb_CP + N_EGPUb_UP, N_EGPUb_nodeb_cell)) + 1

"+1" indicates that one additional EGPUa board is required for redundancy.

The required RNC Active User Hardware Capacity is calculated using the following formula:

N_ EGPU_ ActiveUser_License = ROUNDUP(n/1000)

Methods for configuring service processing module redundancy:

The EGPU board can process services on both the control plane and user plane. All the EGPU
boards (for both the user plane and control plane) form a resource pool. The EGPU boards
work in N+1 redundancy mode.

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NOTE

EGPU boards for resource management (RMP) work in 1+1 redundancy mode.

Methods for configuring ENIUa boards and the Network Intelligence


Throughput License
Item Descriptio Value Format Prerequisites Calculation of
n the Board
Quantity

Iub PS PS a Mbit/s. Specifications ENIUa_ps = a/


throughput throughput vary according ENIUa board
over the Iub to the function specifications
interface or feature
enabled on the
ENIU.

The ENIUa provides the service awareness and PS service quality measurement functions.

Functions PS Throughput Feature/Function

Service awareness 8000 Mbit/s WRFD-020132 Web Browsing


Acceleration, WRFD-020133 P2P
Downloading Rate Control during Busy
Hour, WRFD-150252 Video Service Rate
Adaption, WRFD-150253 VoIP
Application Management, WRFD-150254
Differentiated Service Based on
Application Resource Reservation.

PS service quality 4800 Mbit/s Offline user experience evaluation,


measurement WRFD-171210 Radio-Aware Video
Precedence

If the ENIUa board is used for only the service awareness function:
Number of ENIUa boards required: N_ENIUa = Roundup (a/8000) + 1
Network Intelligence Throughput License = Roundup (a/50)

If the ENIUa board is used for both the service awareness and PS service quality
measurement functions:
Number of ENIUa boards required: N_ENIUa = Roundup (a/4800) + 1
Network Intelligence Throughput License = Roundup (a/50)

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Table 4-15 Proportions of traffic volume delivered by major bearer types and application
types (assumed conditions)
Bearer Type HTTPS HTTP (Web HTTP HTTP Others
and Browsing) (Video) (File
Application Access)
Type

Traffic 60% 22% 5% 3% 10%


Volume
Proportion

NOTICE
l The ENIUa board must be configured with the Evolved Network Intelligence Processing
Throughput(per 50 Mbit/s) License to provide hardware processing capabilities. Each
license has a processing capability of 50 Mbit/s.
l When the ENIUa board is used for PS service quality measurement, the board
specifications are determined by the proportions of traffic delivered by different bearer
types and application types. The assumed conditions in this table apply to most
commercial networks.
l It is recommended that ENIUa boards be configured in N+1 redundancy mode.

Configuration principles for ESAUa:


By default, one ESAUa board is configured for the UMTS only mode or GU mode for EBC.
If the customer uses Huawei Nastar or data processing enhancement features, such as EBC
and SON/RAN Service Visibility Based on PRS, additional ESAUa boards are required. A
maximum of two ESAUa boards can be configured. The specific quantity is determined by
the features requiring the data processing enhancement features.

GU TS Configuration Principle Number of


ESAU Boards
(pcs)

No Only the Nastar is deployed. 1

Either EBC or SON is deployed. 1

The Nastar is deployed, and either EBC or SON is 2


deployed.

Yes Related functions are deployed. 1

Note: TS refers to the U2000/Trace server.

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Configuration Principles for DEUa Boards


Item Description Remarks Calculation of
the Board
Quantity

Iub CS Voice Iub CS traffic Vco_b(Erlang) = IuCS Voice Traffic Number of DEUa
Traffic in in soft x Ratio of SHO user x Iub RL boards = Vco_b
Soft HO state handover number per SHO user (Erlang) x
state This applies only to WRFD-170201 (Proportion of
(excluding Seamless Crystal Voice. WB-AMR)/3600 +
softer Vco_b(Erlang) x (1
handover) Proportion of
(Erlang) WB-AMR)/9000

Iub CS CS traffic b Erl, Iub CS Erlang requirement Number of DEUa


Traffic over the Iub This applies only to WRFD-171201 boards = b/260000
interface Crystal Voice in Deep Coverage.

Note:
1. Proportion of WB-AMR indicates the radio of WB-AMR traffic to total CS traffic. The
default value is 0.05, which can be set based on network conditions.
2. Ratio of SHO user indicates the ratio of users in the soft handover state to total users.
The default value is 0.25. You can set it based on actual network conditions.
3. Iub RL number per SHO user indicates the average number of radio links used by users
in the soft handover state. The default value is 2.8, which can be set based on network
conditions.

The specifications of DEUa boards for WB-AMR and NB-AMR are different, as listed in the
following table.

Model Seamless Crystal Seamless Crystal Crystal Voice in


Voice (AMR) Voice (WB-AMR) Deep Coverage

WP1D000DEU00 9000 Erlang 3600 Erlang 260000 Erlang

If the WRFD-170201 Seamless Crystal Voice feature is required, configure the DEUa board.
The calculation method is as follows:

If the voice services in the network are all NB-AMR (12.2 kbit/s), the number of DEUa
boards is calculated as follows: N_DEUa_SeamlessCryV = Roundup (Vco_b/9000) + 1

If voice services use WB-AMR on the live network, the number of DEUa boards is calculated
as follows:

N_DEUa_SeamlessCryV = ROUNDUP[Vco_b x Proportion of WB-AMR/3600 + Vco_b x (1


Proportion of WB-AMR)/9000] + 1

If the WRFD-171201 Crystal Voice in Deep Coverage feature is used, configure the DEUa
board. The calculation method is as follows:

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N_DEUa_CryVDeepC = ROUNDUP(b / 260000) + 1

To use both the WRFD-170201 Seamless Crystal Voice and WRFD-171201 Crystal Voice in
Deep Coverage features, configure more DEUa boards. The calculation method is as follows:

N_DEUa = Roundup [Vco_b x Proportion of WB-AMR/3600 + Vco_b x (1 Proportion of


WB-AMR)/9000 + b/260000] + 1

4.2.5 Interface Boards


The BSC6910 supports the following interfaces: GE electrical interface GE optical interface
10GE optical interface Channelized STM-1 interface Unchannelized STM-1 interface

Table 4-16 Interface boards

Interfa Description Interface Remarks


ce
Board

GOUc/ IP Interface Unit (4 GE, Iub/Iu-CS/Iu- N/A


GOUe Optical) PS/Iur/Iur-p
(WP1D
000GO
U03)

FG2c IP Interface Unit (12 FE/4 Iub/Iu-CS/Iu- N/A


(WP1D GE, Electric) PS/Iur/Iur-p
000FG2
01)

AOUc ATM Interface Unit (4 Iub N/A


(WP1D STM-1, Channelized)
000AO
U01)

UOIc ATM Interface Unit (8 Iub/Iu-CS/Iur N/A


(WP1D STM-1, Unchannelized)
000UOI
01)

EXOUa Evolved 10GE Optical Iub/Iu-CS/IuP- The transmission equipment


(QM1D interface Unit (2 10GE) S/Iur/Iur-p interconnected to the BSC
00EXO must have the same number of
U00) 10GE ports as the interface
board.

NOTE

The Iur-p interface is used when the RNC in Pool feature is enabled.

The following interface boards are delivered by default: GOUe, FG2c, AOUc, UOIc, and
EXOUa.

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Table 4-17 Iub/Iur/Iur-p interface specifications

Board Iub/Iur/Iur-p Number CID/UDP


Type of (Iub/Iur)
Voice (Erl) VP UL DL UL+DL Connec
(Iub/Iur) (Erl) (Mbit/ (Mbit/ (Mbit/s) ted
(AMR and (Iub/ s) s) NodeBs
WB-AMR) Iur) (Iub)

FG2c/ 18,000 18,000 2600 2600 2600 500 129,000


GOUc/
GOUe

AOUc 18,000 5500 300 300 600 500 79,000

UOIc 18,000 9000 800 800 1200 500 79,000

EXOUa 75,000 75,000 8000 8000 10000 1500 1,000,000

Table 4-18 Iu-CS/Iu-PS interface specifications

Board Iu-CS Iu-PS


Type
Voice (Erl) VP CID/U UL DL UL IU PS IU PS
(AMR and (Erl) DP (Mbit/s (Mbit/s +DL online Session
WB-AMR) ) ) (Mbit/ users setup/
s) release
times

FG2c/ 18,000 9000 129,00 3200 3200 3200 200,00 5000


GOUc/ 0 0
GOUe

UOIc 18,000 9000 79,000 900 900 1800 120,00 5000


0

EXOUa 75,000 37,500 1,000, 10,000 10,000 10,00 500,00 50,000


000 0 0

NOTE

On-line user indicates the number of users in the RRC connected state, including users in the Cell_DCH,
Cell_FACH, Cell _PCH, and Ura_PCH state. Active user indicates the number of users in the Cell
_DCH and Cell _FACH state.
l In this table, the EXOUa specifications regarding UL(Mbit/s), DL(Mbit/s), and UL
+DL(Mbit/s) are based on UL/DL 64 kbit/s/384 kbit/s.
l The specifications of interface boards on the Iur interface are the same as those of
interface boards on the Iub interface.
l The preceding tables list the maximum processing capabilities of boards. For example,
values in the Number of Connected NodeBs indicate the maximum numbers of NodeBs
that can be connected. The actual number of NodeBs is restricted by the throughput.

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l VP in the table indicates 64 kbit/s video phone services.


l One active CS user consumes two Iub CIDs/UDPs, and one active HSPA PS user
consumes three Iub CIDs/UDPs.
l One active CS user consumes one CID/UDP on the Iu-CS interface board, and one active
HSPA PS user consumes one Tunnel Endpoint ID (TEID) on the Iu-PS interface board.
l AMR represents the traditional 12.2 kbit/s CS services, and WBAMR represents the
typical 23.85 kbit/s CS services.
l "Session setup/release times" indicates the signaling processing capability of an interface
board. This item applies only to the Iu-PS interface boards. The following table lists the
mapping between the interface signaling processing requirements and the traffic model.

Control Plane Traffic Parameter Unit IuPS Session


Setup/Release
Times

CS voice call per subscriber per BH times -

Handover times per CS voice call (Inter/Intra times/call -


RNC soft and softer handover)

PS call per subscriber per BH times 1

Handover times per PS call (Inter/Intra RNC times/call -


soft and softer handover)

PS channel switch per PS call times/call 0.5

Cell update per PS call times/call 0.5

NAS signaling per subscriber per BH (times) times/per -


subscriber

Table 4-19 Network Requirements for Configuration of Interface Board

Int Item Description Remarks


erfa
ce

Iub Iub transmission type Iub interface It is determined based on


transmission type the network plan. The
BSC6910 supports the
following Iub networking
modes: FE Electrical (IP)
GE Optical (IP) 10GE
Optical (IP) Unchannelized
STM-1 (ATM) Channelized
STM-1 (ATM)

Iub PS throughput PS throughput over the They are calculated based


Iub interface on the number of users and
the traffic model.
Iub CS traffic CS traffic over the Iub
interface

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Int Item Description Remarks


erfa
ce

Iub active users (CID/ Transmission bearers for


UDP) the active users
supported by the Iub
interface of the RNC

NodeB quantity Number of NodeBs It is determined based on


managed by the RNC the network plan.

Iu- Iu-CS transmission type Iu-CS interface It is determined based on


CS transmission type the network plan. The
BSC6910 supports the
following Iu-CS
networking modes: FE
Electrical (IP) GE Optical
(IP) 10GE Optical (IP)
Unchannelized STM-1
(ATM)

Iu-CS CS traffic Iu interface CS service It is calculated based on the


traffic number of users and the
traffic model.

Iu- Iu-PS transmission type Iu-PS interface It is determined based on


PS transmission type the network plan. The
BSC6910 supports the
following Iu-PS networking
modes: FE Electrical (IP)
GE Optical (IP) 10GE
Optical (IP)

Iu-PS throughput Iu interface PS service It is calculated based on the


traffic number of users and the
traffic model.

Iu-PS online users Number of online users It is calculated based on the


over the Iu-PS number of users and the
connecting to the RNC traffic model.

IuPS session set-up and Number of connections It is calculated based on the


release requirement in that need to be supported number of users and the
BH on the Iu-PS interface of traffic model.
the RNC

The following table describes how to configure the Iub interface board (Iur interface is similar
to Iub interface, without configuring NodeBs).

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Item Description Prerequisites Calculation of the


Board Quantity

Iub transmission It is determined The board -


type based on the specification is
network plan. The determined based on
BSC6910 supports the interface type.
the following Iub
networking modes:
FE Electrical (IP)
GE Electrical (IP)
GE Optical (IP)
10GE Optical (IP)
Unchannelized
STM-1 (ATM)
Channelized STM-1
(ATM)

Iub PS throughput a Mbit/s Iub PS throughput of (1) For


the EXOUa board EXOUa board: a' =
(Gbit/s) is calculated a/Iub EXOUa
by using the specification
following formula: (2) For GOUe/
Iub PS throughput = FG2c/ATM board:
Min [Iub packet
length (Byte) x 8 x a' = a/ board
8400000 x 80%/ specification
1000000000, 10]
Alternatively, the
recommended typical
Iub PS throughput of
8 Gbit/s is used,
which corresponds to
the average packet
length of 150 bytes
on the Iub interface.

Iub CS traffic b Erl - b' = b/Board traffic


volume specification
(Erl)

Iub active users an' (It refers to the - an' = an/Board


(CID/UDP) number of active CID/UDP
users supported by specification
the Iub interface.)

NodeB quantity nb' (It is determined - nb' = nb/Board


based on the specification
network plan.)

The number of Iub boards required by the network is calculated as follows:


N_IF_Iub = ROUNDUP[MAX(a' + b', an', nb')]

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The configuration method of the Iur interface is similar to that of the Iub interface (without
considering the NodeB).

For Iur interface, if there are several Iur interfaces which do not share ports with each other,
the port requirement and port specification of each interface board should be taken into
account.

Configuration principles for Iu-CS/Iu-PS interface boards

Item Description Prerequisites Calculation of the


Board Quantity

Iu Iu-PS IuPS_a Iu-PS throughput of the (1) For the


throughput Mbit/s EXOUa board (Gbit/s) is EXOUa board: a' =
calculated by using the IuPS_a/Iu-PS EXOUa
following formula: Iu-PS specification
throughput (Gbps)= (2) For FG2c/ATM:
Min[Iu-PS packet length
(bytes) x 8 x 8400000 x a' = IuPS_a/Iu-PS
80%/1000000000, 10] board specification

Alternatively, the
recommended typical Iu
PS throughput of 10 Gbit/s
is used.

Iu-CS Traffic IuCS_b Erl - b' = IuCS_b/Board


traffic volume
specification (Erl)

Iu-PS online IuPS_users - c' = IuPS_users/Board


users TEID specification

IuPS session IuPS_session - d' = IuPS_sessions/


set-up and s IuPS board
release connection
requirement specification
in BH

If the Iu-CS and Iu-PS interfaces use the same interface board:

N_INT_Iu (board pairs) = ROUNDUP[Max(a' + b', c', d')]

If the Iu-CS and Iu-PS interfaces use different interface boards:

N_INT_IuCS (board pairs) = ROUNDUP (b')

N_INT_IuPS (board pairs) = ROUNDUP[Max(a', c', d')]

N_INT_Iu (board pairs) = N_INT_IuCS + N_INT_IuPS

Redundancy Configuration for Interface Boards

BSC6910 interface boards support 1+1 backup mode. The number of interface boards is
calculated using the following formula: Sum(Iub, Iu-CS, Iu-PS, Iur) x 2.

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4.2.6 Configuration Principles for Interface Boards and Service


Boards
Service boards and interface boards must be distributed evenly among subracks to reduce the
CPU and swapping resources consumed during inter-subrack swaps and avoid traffic volume
restrictions caused by limited inter-subrack bandwidths. For example, if there are 12 EGPU
boards (for the control plane), 9 EGPU boards (for the user plane), 3 EXOUa boards, and 3
subracks, then is recommended that 4 EGPU boards (for control plane), 3 EGPU boards (for
the user plane), and 1 EXOUa board be configured in each subrack.
Iu interface boards in each subrack form a resource pool. A route to the core network is
configured on each Iu interface board.
Iub interface boards in each subrack form a transmission resource pool. Routes to all the
NodeBs are configured on each Iub interface board.

4.2.7 Board Redundancy Modes


Table 4-20 describes the redundancy modes for various boards.

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Table 4-20 Board redundancy modes


Board Description Redundancy Number of Slots
Mode

EGPUa and Evolved General Processing N+1 backup in Any universal


EGPUb Unit resource pool mode slots
(logical
function:
GCUP/UCUP/
UMSP)

EOMUa Evolved Operation and Active/standby An EOMUa board


Maintenance mode is installed in two
slots in the MPS
Unit only. Active and
standby boards are
installed in four
consecutive slots
starting with an
odd-numbered
slot. All the boards
are configured in
the same plane
(rear or back
plane).

ESAUa Evolved Service Separately Zero to two


Aware Unit configured ESAUa boards
must be
configured, and
every ESAUa
board is installed
in two slots.

EXOUa Evolved 10GE Optical Active/standby Any universal


interface mode slots
Unit

ENIUa Evolved Network N+1 backup in Any universal


Intelligence Unit REV:a resource pool mode slots

SCUb GE Switching network and Active/standby Fixed slots


Control Unit REV:b mode

SCUc GE Switching Network and Active/standby Fixed slots


Control Unit REV:c mode

FG2c IP Interface Unit (12 FE/4 Active/standby Any universal


GE, Electric) mode slots

GOUc/GOUe IP Interface Unit(4 GE, Active/standby Any universal


Optical) mode slots

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Board Description Redundancy Number of Slots


Mode

AOUc ATM Interface Unit (4 Active/standby Of the two boards


STM-1, Channelized) mode in each pair, one
must be installed
in an odd-
numbered slot and
the other in an
adjacent even-
numbered slot.

UOIc ATM Interface Unit (8 Active/standby Of the two boards


STM-1, Unchannelized) mode in each pair, one
must be installed
in an odd-
numbered slot and
the other in an
adjacent even-
numbered slot.

GCUb General Clock Unit Active/standby Fixed slots


mode

GCGb GPS&Clock Processing Unit Active/standby Fixed slots


mode

DEUa Data Enhancement N+1 backup in Any universal


Processing Unit resource pool mode slots

4.2.8 Auxiliary Materials


Table 4-21 Auxiliary materials
Part Number Description Remarks Configuration
Principle

QW1P00GEOM00 GE Optical Connector GE optical Full configuration


module

QW1P0STMOM00 STM-1 Optical STM-1 optical


Connector module

QM1P00GEOM01 10 GE Optical 10GE optical


Connector module

QW1P0FIBER00 Optical Fiber Optical fiber Configured based on


onsite requirements

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Part Number Description Remarks Configuration


Principle

QW1P0000IM00 Installation Material Installation One installation


Package material suite material suite
configured for each
BSC6910 cabinet
(WP1B4PBCBN00)

QMAI00EDOC00 Documentation Electronic A set of electronic


documentation documentation
delivered with each
BSC6910

WP1B4PBCBN00 Cabinet Cabinet NA

l Number of GE optical connectors (QW1P00GEOM00) = WP1D000GOU01 quantity x 4


l Number of STM-1 optical connectors (QW1P0STMOM00) = WP1D000AOU01
quantity x 4 + WP1D000UOI01 quantity x 8
l Number of 10GE optical connectors (QM1P00GEOM01) = QM1D00EXOU00 quantity
x2
l Number of optical fibers (QW1P0FIBER00) = (Number of STM-1 optical connectors +
Number of 10GE optical connectors + Number of GE optical connectors) x 2

4.2.9 Restrictions on Inter-Subrack Switching


A pair of active and standby SCUb boards can process data at 40 Gbit/s on the physical layer.
The SCUb boards in various subracks are connected in chain mode. If either of the active and
standby board becomes faulty, the processing capability is halved.
A pair of active and standby SCUc boards can process data at 320 Gbit/s on the physical
layer. The SCUc boards in various subracks are connected in chain mode. If either of the
active and standby board becomes faulty, the processing capability is halved.
If the service boards are not evenly configured among the subracks or services are not evenly
deployed among the subracks, the volume of inter-subrack data flows may sharply increase.
Once the volume exceeds the capacity, services are interrupted. Therefore, all types of service
processing boards (including EGPUa and ENIUa) and interface boards must be evenly
configured among subracks. The user-plane capacity of each subrack should be similar.
For example, if there are 15 EGPUa boards, 3 ENIUa boards, 18 EGPUb board, 2 ESAUa
boards, 8 pairs of Iub GOUe boards, 6 Iu GOUe boards, and 6 subracks, Complying with the
even-configuration principle, configure data as follows: Configure 2 or 3 EGPUa boards, 0 or
1 ENIUa board for each subrack. Configure 2 or 3 EGPUb boards with the logical function
UCUP for each subrack. Configure 1 or 2 pairs of Iub GOUe boards and 1 pair of Iu GOUe
boards. Configure more Iub GOUe boards and ENIUa boards in the subrack with more EGPU
boards. ESAUa boards are configured in reserved slots in MPS. The following table lists a
recommended configuration.

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Table 4-22 Recommended board configuration

Subrac Number Number of Number of Number of Number of


k of ENIUa Iub GOUe Iu GOUe ESAUa
EGPUa/ boards Boards Boards Boards(pcs)
EGPUb (Pair) (Pair)
Boards

MPS 3 1 2 1 2

EPS1 3 1 2 1 0

EPS2 3 1 1 1 0

EPS3 2 0 1 1 0

EPS4 2 0 1 1 0

EPS5 2 0 1 1 0

Total 15 3 8 6 2

4.2.10 Example BSC6910 UMTS Configuration


The procedure of typical configuration can be carried out as follow steps.

Step 1 Input the traffic model and the user number

The operator provides the network capacity requirement which should include the information
listed in Table 4-23.

Table 4-23 Network specifications

Item Value

Total subscribers 800,000

Total NodeBs 600

Total cells 3000

Voice traffic per CS voice subscriber in BH (Erlang) 0.02

CS voice call duration (sec.) 75

Handover times per CS call 8

CS voice call per subscriber per BH 0.96

PS call per subscriber per BH 2

Proportion of SHO for CS call 0.3

Handover times per PS call 5

Mean holding time (MHT) in DCH/H/FACH state per PS call(sec) 52

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Item Value

Mean holding time (MHT) in PCH per PS call(sec) 0

PS channel switch times per PS call 3

Cell update times per PS call 3

Proportion of SHO for PS call 0.3

PS throughput (Including R99 and HSPA, UL+DL) per PS subscriber 4500


in BH (bit/s)

NAS (Attach, Detach, LAU, RAU) and SMS per subscriber per BH 3.6

Iub interface type 10GE

Iu/Iur interface type 10GE

Ratio of traffic over Iur interfaces to Iub interfaces 8%

Whether to enable service awareness (WRFD-020132 Web Browsing Yes


Acceleration, WRFD-020133 P2P Downloading Rate Control during
Busy Hour, WRFD-150252 Video Service Rate Adaption,
WRFD-150253 VoIP Application Management, WRFD-150254
Differentiated Service Based on Application Resource Reservation,
offline user experience evaluation, WRFD-171210 Radio-Aware
Video Precedence)

ESAUa for the Nastar Yes

GPS support Yes

WRFD-170201 Seamless Crystal Voice required Yes

WRFD-171201 Crystal Voice in Deep Coverage required Yes

Ratio of WB-AMR to total CS services 5%

Step 2 Calculate the capacity requirements on the control plane, user plane, and transmission plane,
and the board capabilities under the traffic model.
1. Total Iu-PS throughput requirement (based on sample input, the value is 3600 Mbit/s)
= Total Subscribers x PS throughput (Including R99 and HSPA, UL+DL) per PS
subscriber in BH (bit/s) = 800,000 x 4,500 bit/s= 3600 Mbit/s
2. Total Iu-CS Erlang requirement (based on sample input, the value is 16,000 Erl)
Total Iu-CS Erl = Total Subscribers x Voice Traffic per CS voice subscriber in BH
(Erlang) = 800,000 x 0.02 = 16000
3. Total Iu-PS TEID requirement (based on sample input, the value is 23,111)
= Total Subscribers x [Mean holding time (MHT) in DCH/H/FACH state per PS call(sec)
+ Mean holding time (MHT) in PCH per PS call(sec))] x PS call per subscriber per BH/
3600 = 800,000 x (52 + 0) x 2/3,600 = 23,111
4. Iu-PS session setup/release times requirement (based on sample input, the value is 1778
times/s)

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IuPS session setup/release times = Total Subscribers x [PS call per subscriber per BH x
(1 + PS channel switch times per PS call x 0.5 + Cell update times per PS call x 0.5)]/
3600 = 800,000 x [2 x (1 + 3 x 0.5 + 3 x 0.5)]/3600 = 1778
See Table 4-19 for the coefficient.
5. Total Iub PS throughput requirement (based on sample input, the value is 4680 Mbit/s)
= Total Subscribers x PS throughput (Including R99 and HSPA, UL+DL) per PS
subscriber in BH (bit/s) x (1 + Proportion of SHO for PS call)= 800,000 x 4,500 x (1
+ 0.3) bit/s = 4680 Mbit/s
6. Total Iub CS Erlang requirement (based on sample input, the value is 20,800 Erl)
Total Iub CS Erlang = Total Subscribers x Voice Traffic per CS voice subscriber in BH
(Erlang) x (1 + Proportion of SHO for CS call) = 800,000 x 0.02 x (1 + 0.3) = 20,800
7. Total BHCA requirement (based on sample input, the value is 2,368,000)
Total BHCA = Total Subscribers x (CS Voice call per subscriber per BH + PS call per
subscriber per BH) = 800,000 x (0.96 + 2) = 2,368,000
8. Total NodeB number requirement (based on sample input, the value is 600) = Total
NodeBs = 600
9. Total Cell number requirement (based on the sample input, the value is 3000)
= Total Cells= 3000
10. Total active users requirement (based on sample input, the value is 39,111)
Total active users = Total Subscribers x [Mean holding time (MHT) in DCH/H/FACH
state per PS call (sec) x PS call per subscriber per BH/3600 + Voice Traffic per CS voice
subscriber in BH(Erlang)] = 800,000 x (52 x 2/3600 + 0.02) = 39,111
11. Total online users requirement (based on sample input, the value is 39,111)
= Total Subscribers x {[Mean holding time (MHT) in DCH/H/FACH state per PS
call(sec) + Mean holding time (MHT) in PCH state per PS call(sec)] x PS call per
subscriber per BH/3600 + Voice Traffic per CS voice subscriber in BH(Erlang)} =
800000 x [(52 + 0) 2/3600 + 0.02] = 39111
12. Total Iub CID/UDP requirement (based on sample input, the value is 124,800)
= Total Subscribers x {Mean holding time (MHT) in DCH/H/FACH state per PS
call(sec) x PS call per subscriber per BH/3600 x [1 + 2 x (1+Proportion of SHO for PS
call)] + Voice Traffic per CS voice subscriber in BH(Erlang) x 2 x (1 + Proportion of
SHO for CS call)} = 800000 x {52 x 2/3600 x [1 + 2 x (1 + 0.3)] + 0.02 x 2 x (1 + 0.3) }
= 124800
13. In this traffic model, the BHCA of each EGPUa/EGPUb CP only board is 592,000.
EGPUa/EGPUb CP only resources per subscriber = [CS Voice call per subscriber per BH
x (W1 + Handover times per CS call x W2) + PS call per subscriber per BH x (w3 + PS
channel switch times per PS call x w7 + Cell update times per PS call x w8 + Handover
times per PS call x w6) + NAS (Attach, Detach, LAU, RAU) and SMS per subscriber
per BH x w9]/3600 = 14.96%/3600 = 0.0042%
Number of subscribers supported by each EGPUa/EGPUb CP only board = (70%
10%) x 14/EGPUa/EGPUb CP only resource consumed per subscriber = (70% 10%)
x 14/0.0042% = 200,000
BHCA supported by per EGPUa/EGPUb CP only board = Number of subscribers
supported by each EGPUa/EGPUb CP only board x (CS Voice call per subscriber per
BH + PS call per subscriber per BH) = 200,000 x (0.96 + 2) = 592,000
14. In this traffic model, the PS throughput of each EGPUa/EGPUb UP only board is 13680
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PS RAB mean data rate (UL+DL) (kbit/s) = [PS throughput (Including R99 and HSPA,
UL+DL) per PS subscriber in BH (bit/s) x 3600/1000] /[PS call per subscriber per BH x
Mean holding time (MHT) in DCH/H/FACH state per PS call(sec)] = 4,500 x
3600/1000/(2*52) = 155.8
155.8 kbit/s is in the value range of [128, 196]. Therefore, PS Throughput Capacity per
EGPUa/EGPUb (Mbit/s) is calculated as follows: PS Throughput Capacity per EGPUa
(Mbps) = 1250 + (PS RAB Mean data rate - 128) x4.26 = 1250 + (155.8 - 128) x4.26 =
1368 Mbit/s

Step 3 Calculate the hardware configuration and capacity license configurations.


1. Calculate the number of EGPU boards required for the user plane.

Item Description Calculation of the Board Quantity

Iub PS PS throughput over EGPUa/EGPUb_ps = Total Iub PS Throughput


throughput the Iub interface requirement/PS Throughput Capacity per
EGPUa/EGPUb (Mbit/s) = 4680/1368 = 3.42

Iub CS CS traffic over the EGPUa/EGPUb_cs = Total Iub CS Erlang


traffic Iub interface requirement/Traffic volume supported by each
EGPUa/EGPUb UP only board = 20800/10050
= 2.07

Active Number of active EGPUa/EGPUb_au = Total Active users


users users to be supported requirement/Number of active users supported
by each EGPUa/EGPUb UP only board =
39111/28000 = 1.40

Cell Number of cells EGPUa/EGPUb_cell = Total cell number


number managed by the requirement/Number of cells supported by each
RNC EGPUa/EGPUb UP Only board = 3000/2800 =
1.07

N_EGPUa/EGPUb_UP = Max(EGPUa/EGPUb_ps + EGPUa/EGPUb_cs, EGPUa/


EGPUb_au, EGPUa/EGPUb_cell) = Max(3.42 + 2.07, 1.40, 1.07) = 5.49

The number of licenses required for "RNC Throughput HW Capacity License (per 50
Mbit/s)" is calculated as follows:

N_ EGPU_Iub_License = ROUNDUP[(Total Iub PS Throughput requirement + Total Iub CS


Erlang requirement x 12.2 x 2/1000)/50 ] = ROUNDUP[(4680 (Mbit/s) + 20800 (Erlang) x
12.2 (kbit/s) x 2/1000)/50 Mbit/s] = 104

1. Calculate the number of EGPU boards required for the control plane.

Item Description Calculation of the Board Quantity

BHCA BHCA required by Calculate the BHCA specification of the EGPUa/


requirement the network EGPUb board in the traffic model.
EGPUa/EGPUb_bhca = Total BHCA
requirement/BHCA capability supported by each
EGPUa/EGPUb CP only board =
2368000/592000 = 4

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Item Description Calculation of the Board Quantity

Active users Number of active EGPUa/EGPUb_au = Total Active users


users that must be requirement/Number of active users supported by
supported by the each EGPUa/EGPUb CP only board =
RNC 39111/35000 = 1.12

Online users Number of online EGPUa/EGPUb_ou = Total Online users


users that must be requirement/Number of online subscribers
supported by the supported by each EGPUa/EGPUb CP only
RNC board = 39111/70000 = 0.56

NodeB number Number of NodeBs EGPUa/EGPUb_nb = Total NodeB number


managed by the requirement/ Number of NodeBs supported by
RNC each EGPUa/EGPUb CP Only board = 600/2520
= 0.24

Cell number Number of cells EGPUa/EGPUb_cell = Total cell number


managed by the requirement/Number of cells supported by each
RNC EGPUa/EGPUb CP Only board = 3000/2800 =
1.07

N_EGPUa/EGPUb_CP = Max(EGPUa/EGPUb_bhca, EGPUa/EGPUb_au,EGPUa/


EGPUb_ou, EGPUa/EGPUb_nb, EGPUa/EGPUb_cell) = Max(4, 1.12, 0.56, 0.24, 1.07) = 4

1. Calculate the number of required EGPUs.


Each EGPUa/EGPUb can be used for both CP and UP processing. The number of
NodeBs supported by each board is 700, and the number of cells supported by each
board is 700.
EGPUa/EGPUb_nodeb_cell = max(Total NodeB number requirement/700, Total cell
number requirement/700) = max(600/700, 3000/700) = 4.23
Finally, coansider configuring N+1 backup. In this case,
N_EGPUa/EGPUb = ROUNDUP(max(N_EGPUa/EGPUb_CP + N_EGPUa/
EGPUb_UP, EGPUa/EGPUb_nodeb_cell )) +1 = ROUNDUP(max(4 + 5.49,4.23)) + 1 =
11
The number of licenses required for "RNC Active User HW Capacity License" is
calculated as follows:
N_ EGPU_ ActiveUser_License = ROUNDUP(39111/1000) = 40
NOTE

N_EGPU does not include the fixed EGPU boards for resource management.

1. Calculate the number of required ENIUa boards and the corresponding hardware license.

If ENIUa boards work in resource pool mode for load sharing, configure them in N+1
redundancy mode.

N_ENIUa = ROUNDUP(4680/4800) + 1 = 2

Number of required Network Intelligence Throughput licenses:

N_Network_Intelligence_Throughput = ROUNDUP (4680/50) = 94

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NOTE

The number of required N_ENIUa boards is greater than 0 only when the corresponding optional
features are enabled.

1. Calculate the number of required DEUa boards.


N_DEUa = ROUNDUP{Total IuCS Erlang requirement x Ratio of SHO user to total
user x Iub RL number per SHO user x [Proportion of WBAMR / 3600 + (1 - Proportion
of WBAMR)/9000] + Total Iub CS Erlang requirement/260000 } + 1 =
ROUNDUP[16000 x 0.25 x 2.8 x (5%/3600 + 95%/9000) + 20800/260000] + 1 = 5

NOTICE
This item is effective only when the corresponding optional feature configuration. Other
wise, N_ DEUa =0.

2. Number of required EXOUa boards

Inte Item The board Calculation of Board Quantity


rfac specification is
e determined
based on the
interface type.

Iub Iub transmission 10GE Optical EXOUa


type (IP)

Iub PS throughput ba = 4680 Mbit/s Iub PS throughput of EXOUa (Gbit/s) =


Min [Mean Iub packet length (Bytes) x 8
x 8400000 pps x 80%/1000000000, 10]
Alternatively, use the default
recommended value of 8 Gbit/s.
When the default value of 8 Gbit/s is
used as the Iub PS throughput of
EXOUa:
ba' = ba/EXOUa Iub PS Throughput UL
+DL = 4680/1000/8 = 0.59

Iub CS traffic bb = 20800 bb' = bb/EXOUa traffic volume =


20800/75000 = 0.28

NodeB number bn = 600 bn' = bn/NodeBs supported by EXOUa =


600/1500 = 0.4

Iub active users an = 124,800 an' = an/Iub UDPs supported by one


(CID/UDP) EXOUa board = 124,800/500,000 = 0.25

Iu- Iu-CS transmission 10GE Optical EXOUa


CS type (IP)

Iu-CS Traffic cb = 16,000 cb' = cb/Traffic volume supported by one


EXOUa board = 16,000/75,000 = 0.21

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Inte Item The board Calculation of Board Quantity


rfac specification is
e determined
based on the
interface type.

Iu- Iu-PS transmission 10GE Optical EXOUa


PS type (IP)

Iu-PS throughput pb = 3600 Iu-PS throughput of EXOUa (Gbit/s) =


Min [Mean Iu-PS packet length (Bytes) x
8 x 8400000 pps x 80%/1000000000, 10]
Alternatively, use the default
recommended value of 10 Gbit/s.
Take 10 Gbit/s as the actual capability of
the Iu PS EXOUa board.
pb' = pb/EXOUa Iu PS Throughput UL
+DL = 3600/1000/10 = 0.36

Iu-PS online users pu = 23111 pu' = pu/ EXOUa Iu PS TEID =


23111/500000 = 0.05

Iu-PS session set- ps = 1778 ps' = ps/Number of connections


up and release supported by EXOUa Iu PS per second =
1778/50000 = 0.04

If Iub, Iu-CS (the Iu-CS and Iur interfaces share the same interface board), and Iu-PS interface
boards are configured separately and work in 1+1 backup mode, the number of required
interface boards is as follows:
1) N_IUB_IF = ROUNDUP[Max(ba'+bb', bn', an')] x 2 = ROUNDUP[Max(0.59 + 0.28, 0.4,
0.25)] x 2 = 2
2) N_IUCSIUR_IF = ROUNDUP( [cb'+ 8% x ( ba' + bb')] x 2 = ROUNDUP[0.21 + 0.08 x
(0.84 + 0.28)] x 2 = 2
3) N_IUPS_IF = ROUNDUP[Max(pb', pu', ps')] x 2 = ROUNDUP[Max(0.36, 0.05, 0.04)] x 2
=2
N_EXOUa = N_IUB_IF + N_IUCSIUR_IF + N_IUPS_IF = 6
1. Number of required ESAUa boards
Four slots are required for two ESAUa boards. By default, the RNC is configured with one
ESAUa board for EBC. If the customer has purchased the Nastar service or other OSS
services (such as SON or PRS-based RAN service virtualization), one or two ESAUa boards
must be configured. The number of required ESAUa boards depends on feature
configurations. Assume that one ESAUa board is required in this example.
1. Number of required GCG boards
A pair of GCGb/GCGa boards must be configured if the GPS positioning function is required.
A pair of GCUb/GCUa boards must be configured if the GPS positioning function is not
required.

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1. Calculate the number of EPSs (QM1P00UEPS01).


Number of required EPS boards (QM1P00UEPS01) The number of fixed slots in the MPS is
14, and the remaining 14 slots are used for holding service processing boards and interface
boards. The fixed slots are assigned as follows: Four slots for two EOMUa boards Two slots
for two GCUb/GCGb boards Four slots reserved for two ESAUa boards Two slots for two
SCUc boards Two slots for two EGPU (logical function type: RMP) boards
Number of EPSs = ROUNDUP[(N_EGPUa/EGPUb (11) + N_EXOUa (6) + N_ENIUa (2) +
DEUa (3) 14)/26] = 1

1. Number of required cabinets (WP1B4PBCBN00)


Number of cabinets = 1 Number of cabinets = ROUNDUP [(Number of MPSs + Number of
EPSs)/3] = ROUNDUP (2/3) =1
In summary, the following table lists the configurations that can meet network requirements.

Name For Short Part Number Qua


ntity

Cabinet N/A WP1B4PBCBN00 1

Main processing subrack MPS QM1P00UMPS01 1

Extended processing subrack EPS QM1P00UEPS01 1

GE Switching and Control Unit SCUc WP1D000SCU03 4

Evolved Operation and Maintenance Unit EOMUa QM1D00EOMU00 2

Clock board GCUb WP1D000GCU02 2

Evolved General Processing Unit for User EGPU QM1D00EGPU01 11


Plane

RNC Throughput Hardware Capacity (per 50 N/A QM1SRTHWCL00 103


Mbit/s)

RNC Active User Hardware Capacity (per N/A QM1SRAUHCL00 40


1000 Active Users)

Evolved 10GE Optical interface Unit EXOUa QM1D00EXOU00 6

Data Enhancement Processing Unit DEUa WP1D000DEU00 3

Evolved Service Aware Unit ESAUa QM1D00ESAU00 1

Evolved Network Intelligence Processing N/A QM1S00ENIU00 94


Throughput (per 50 Mbit/s)

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4.2.11 BSC6910 UMTS Recommended Capacity for Delivery


For the sake of network security, the actual capacity of a configured BSC6910 is much lower
than the specified maximum capacity. BSC6910s with excessively large capacity are not

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delivered in a large scale on the live network. Therefore, it is recommended that the BSC6910
capacity be controlled for the initial network deployment.
For per BSC6910 the NodeB number should less than 600. If the RNC in Pool feature is
enabled, the number of NodeBs served by a BSC6910 is increased to be within 900.

Because network planning is a long-term action, the delivery of BSC capacity is on per-phase
basis. To ensure network reliability and security, active/standby configuration must be used
for large-capacity BSCs. Specifically, use the active/standby configuration for to double the
hardware capacity of the BSC6910. In long-term network planning, if a single BSC serves
600 to 1200 NodeBs, the RNC in Pool feature must be enabled to achieve 1+1 backup and
ensure large-capacity network security.

4.3 BSC6910 GU Product Configurations


The following principles apply to BSC6910 GU new deployment and capacity expansion:

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Table 4-24 BSC6910 GU basic configuration principles


Cabinet Subrack MPS Board Configuration
Configuration Configuration Configuration Specifications
Specifications Specifications Specifications

Number of GSM: a minimum of Either GSM or GSM and UMTS each is


cabinets = 1 and a maximum of UMTS subrack configured with ENIUa.
ROUNDUP[(Nu 3; A over TDM can function as the EGPUa/EGPUb can be
mber of GSM supported; BM/TC MPS. By default, shared by GSM and
subracks + separated mode not the UMTS subrack UMTS networks. On a
Number of supported. is the MPS. newly-deployed GU
UMTS UMTS: a minimum network, EGPUa/
subracks)/3]. A of 1 and a maximum EGPUb boards are
maximum of of 5 configured in the UMTS
two cabinets subrack by default. On a
(excluding the The total number of
GSM and UMTS reconstructed GU
cabinets housing network, EGPUa/EGPUb
TC subracks) subracks should be
less than or equal to boards are configured in
can be the subrack which houses
configured. six.
the original NSAP boards.
The ESAUa board can be
configured in the
BSC6910 GU mode, and
therefore four slots for
holding two ESAUa
boards should be reserved.

The procedure for configuring a newly deployed BSC6910 GU is as follows:

Step 1 Obtain the GSM and UMTS network parameter values.


Step 2 Perform dimensioning to obtain the GSM and UMTS network requirements.
Step 3 Calculate the UMTS configuration and GSM configuration based on the network
requirements. (The detailed configuration rules for and algorithm restrictions on UMTS and
GSM boards are consistent with the descriptions provided in 4.2 BSC6910 UMTS Product
Configurations and 4.1 BSC6910 GSM Product Configurations.)
If the capacity required by the GSM configuration and UMTS configuration does not exceed
the BSC6910 GU specifications (that is, the total number of GSM subracks and UMTS
subracks does not exceed six), then configuration calculation is complete. If the total required
capacity exceeds the maximum specifications of one BSC6910 GU or the number of slots
required for the interface boards exceeds the limitation, an extra BSC6910 GU needs to be
added.

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4.4 Built-in ECO6910 Product Configurations


The built-in ECO6910 is configured in the host BSC6910 to support coordination services
and uses hardware configurations of the BSC6910. Based on the hardware configurations of

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the BSC6910, calculate the number of EGPUa//EGPUb boards and interface boards supported
by the built-in ECO6910. For details, see ECO6910 V100R004C10 Configuration Principle.

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Configurations

About This Chapter

The service processing capability is enhanced by expanding hardware capacity. Follow the
minimum hardware configuration principle during capacity expansion.
5.1 BSC6910 GSM
5.2 BSC6910 UMTS

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5.1 BSC6910 GSM


Capacity expansion can be performed using the following methods:
l Improving the service processing capability of the system through hardware expansion
l Improving the service processing capability of the system by configuring capacity
licenses
You can use either of or both of the two methods based on the network traffic model and
traffic volume requirements.
Follow the minimum hardware configuration principle during capacity expansion.

5.1.1 Precautions
The BSC6900 cannot be upgraded to the BSC6910 by upgrading the software, and can be
upgraded only by migrating the hardware. If the BSC6900 is upgraded to the BSC6910, the
BSC license of BSC6900 can be used for the BSC 6910 only after the license is quoted and
applied for again. However, the BTS license of the BSC6900 that has been quoted can be
directly used for the BSC6910 using license adjusting tools.
The BSC6910 supports the following boards: SCUb, SCUc, EOMUa, ESAUa, GCUa, GCGa,
GCUb, GCGb, EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb, DPUf, FG2c, GOUc, GOUe, EXOUa, and
POUc. The BSC6910 does not support other BSC6900 boards.
In A over IP networking, the EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/EXPUb boards with the logical
function type GCUP used in the BSC6910 replace the XPUb, DPUf (for A over IP), and
DPUg boards used in the BSC6900. In A over TDM networking, the EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/
EXPUb and DPUf boards must be configured in the BSC6910.
In the BSC6910 V100R016C00, the Ater and Pb interfaces are removed. The Abis and A
interfaces support IP and TDM transmission modes, whereas other external interfaces support
only IP transmission mode.

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Part Number Name Remarks

WP1D000FG FG2c 1. Number of required A interface boards


201 Number of required A interface boards = 2 x Roundup
(MAX((TotalAIPFEGENo Number of the FG2c boards
on the A interface/2 x GEPortPerFG2c)/GEPortPerFG2c,
(TotalAIPCIC Number of FG2c boards on the A
interface/2 x AIPCICPerFG2c)/AIPCICPerFG2c),0)
NOTE
The number of required A interface boards depends on the number
of ports and the number of equivalent CIC circuits on the A
interface. In capacity expansion scenarios, the capacity
specifications and number of ports supported by the existing FG2c
boards must be subtracted from the total required capacity.
2. Number of required Abis interface boards
= 2 x Roundup(MAX((TotalAbisIPFEGENo Number of
FG2c boards on the Abis interface/2 x GEPortPerFG2c)/
GEPortPerFG2c, (TotalTRXNoFEGE Number of FG2c
boards on the Abis interface/2 x TRXNoPerFG2c)/
TRXNoPerFG2c),0)
NOTE
The number of required Abis interface boards depends on the
number of FE/GE ports and the number of TRXs. In capacity
expansion scenarios, the number of originally supported TRXs
must be subtracted from the total number of required TRXs. In
addition, the number of ports supported before capacity expansion
must also be considered.
3. Number of required Gb interface boards
= 2 x Roundup(MAX((TotalGbIPFEGENo Number of
FG2c boards on the Gb interface/2 x GEPortPerFG2c)/
GEPortPerFG2c), (TotalGbIPTput Number of FG2c
boards on the Gb interface/2 x GbTputPerFG2c)/
GbTputPerFG2c),0)
NOTE
The number of required Gb interface boards depends on the
number of ports and the traffic on the Gb interface. The originally
supported traffic must be subtracted from the total supported
traffic.
4. The number of FG2c boards to be configured is equal to
the total number of all the preceding boards.

WP1D000GO GOUe The GOUe board has the same service capacity, GE port
U03 quantity, and configuration calculation formula as the FG2c
board except the interface type.

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QM1D00EXO EXOUa l EXOUa functioning as the interface board before capacity


U00 expansion
1. Number of required A interface boards
= 2 x ROUNDUP(MAX((TotalAIP10GENo - Number
of existing EXOUa boards over the A interface/2 x
10GEPortPerEXOUa)/ 10GEPortPerEXOUa,
(TotalAIPCIC - Number of existing EXOUa boards
over the A interface/2 x AIPCICPerEXOUa)/
AIPCICPerEXOUa),0)
NOTE
The number of required A interface boards depends on the
number of ports and the number of equivalent CIC circuits on
the A interface. In capacity expansion scenarios, the capacity
specifications and number of ports supported by the existing
EXOUa boards must be subtracted from the total required
capacity.
2. Number of required Abis interface boards
= 2 x ROUNDUP(MAX((TotalAbisIP10GENo -
Number of existing EXOUa boards over the Abis
interface/2 x 10GEPortPerEXOUa)/
10GEPortPerEXOUa, (TotalTRXNo10GE - Number of
existing EXOUa boards over the Abis interface/2 x
TRXNoPerEXOUa)/TRXNoPerEXOUa),0)
NOTE
The number of required Abis interface boards depends on the
number of FE/GE ports and the number of TRXs. In capacity
expansion scenarios, the number of originally supported TRXs
must be subtracted from the total number of required TRXs. In
addition, the number of ports supported before capacity
expansion must also be considered.
3. Number of required Gb interface boards
= 2 x ROUNDUP(MAX((TotalGbIP10GENo - Number
of existing EXOUa boards over the Gb interface/2 x
10GEPortPerEXOUa)/ 10GEPortPerEXOUa),
(TotalGbIPTput - Number of existing EXOUa boards
over the Gb interface/2 x GbTputPerEXOUa)/
GbTputPerEXOUa),0)
NOTE
The number of required Gb interface boards depends on the
number of ports and the traffic on the Gb interface. The
originally supported traffic must be subtracted from the total
supported traffic.
4. The number of EXOUa boards to be configured is
equal to the total number of all the preceding boards.
l FG2c or GOUc/GOUe functioning as the interface board
before capacity expansion (The calculation principle for
GOUc/GOUe is the same as that for FG2c.)
1. Number of required A interface boards

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= 2 x Roundup (Max (((TotalAIPCIC Number of


existing FG2c boards over the A interface/2 x
AIPCICPerFG2c)/AIPCICPerEXOUa), 0)
NOTE
The quantity depends on the number of ports and the number
of equivalent CIC circuits on the A interface. In capacity
expansion scenarios, the capacity specifications and number
of ports supported by the existing FG2c or GOUc/GOUe
boards must be subtracted from the total required capacity.
2. Number of required Abis interface boards
= 2 x Roundup (Max ((TotalTRXNo Number of
existing FG2c boards over the Abis interface/2 x
TRXNoPerFG2c)/TRXNoPerEXOUa), 0)
NOTE
The number of required Abis interface boards depends on the
number of FE/GE ports and the number of TRXs. In capacity
expansion scenarios, the originally supported TRXs must be
subtracted from the total required TRXs.
3. Number of required Gb interface boards = 2 x Roundup
(Max ((TotalGbIPTput Number of existing FG2c
boards over the Gb interface/2 x GbTputPerFG2c)/
GbTputPerEXOUa), 0)
NOTE
The quantity depends on the number of ports and the traffic on
the Gb interface. The originally supported traffic must be
subtracted from the total supported traffic.
4. The number of EXOUa boards to be configured is
equal to the total number of all the preceding boards.

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Part Number Name Remarks

WP1D000PO POUc 1. 1. Number of required A interface boards (TDM) = 2 x


U01 Roundup (MaxACICPerBSCTDM Number of POUc
boards functioning as A interface board/2 x
ACICPerPOUcTDM)/ACICPerPOUcTDM,0)
2. 2. Number of required Abis interface boards (TDM) = 2 x
Roundup (Max ((TotalAbisTDMSTM1No Number of
POUc boards functioning as Abis interface board/2 x
STM1PortPerPOUc)/ STM1PortPerPOUc, (TotalTRXNo
Number of POUc boards functioning as Abis interface
boards/2 x TRXHRPerPOUcTDM)/
TRXHRPerPOUcTDM, 0)
NOTE
The quantity depends on the number of ports and the number of
TRXs on the Abis interface. At least one E1 port (which can be
shared in cascading networking) must be configured for each base
station by default. 3.
3. Number of required Abis interface boards (IP) = 2 x
Roundup (Max ((TotalAbisIPSTM1No Number of
POUc boards functioning as Abis interface board/2 x
STM1PortPerPOUc)/STM1PortPerPOUc, (TotalTRXNo
Number of POUc boards functioning as Abis interface
board/2 x TRXPerPOUcIP)/TRXPerPOUcIP, 0))
NOTE
The quantity depends on the number of base stations, the number
of ports, and the number of TRXs on the Abis interface. Each
BTS must be configured with at least one E1 port by default. If
the BTSs are cascaded on the live network, only the BTS at the
highest level is connected to an E1 port on the BSC.

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Part Number Name Remarks

QM1D00EGP EGPUa/ 1. Calculating the number of required EGPU boards based on


U00/ EGPUb the number of TRXs:
QM1D0EGPU Number of required EGPU boards =
B00 ROUNDUP(TotalTRXNo/TRXNoPerEGPU,0) Number
of existing EGPU boards
2. Calculating the number of required EGPU boards based on
the CS user-plane traffic volume:
Number of required EGPU boards =
ROUNDUP(TotalVoiceErl/VoiceErlPerEGPU,0)
Number of existing EGPU boards
3. Calculating the number of required EGPU boards based on
the number of PS user-plane PDCHs:
Number of required EGPU boards =
ROUNDUP(TotalPDCH/PDCHPerEGPU,0) Number of
existing EGPU boards
4. Calculating the number of required EGPU boards based on
the signaling-plane BHCA:
Number of required EGPU boards =
ROUNDUP(TotalBHCA/BHCAPerEGPU,0) Number
of existing EGPU boards
BHCA (TotalBHCA): calculated based on the number of
users and traffic model
5. Calculating the number of required EGPU boards based on
the number of cells:
Number of required EGPU boards =
ROUNDUP(TotalCellNo/CellNoPerEGPU,0) Number
of existing EGPU boards
6. Calculating the number of required EGPU boards based on
the number of BTSs:
Number of required EGPU boards =
ROUNDUP(TotalBTSNo/BTSNoPerEGPU,0) Number
of existing EGPU boards
7. The number of required EGPU boards to be configured is
equal to the maximum value of all the values.

WP1D000DP DPUf The number of DPUf boards = Roundup


U05 (MaxACICPerBSCTDM/ TCNoPerDPUf,0) Existing
number of DPUf boards

QM1D00EXP EXPUa/ Same as EGPUa/EGPUb


U00/ EXPUb
WP11EXPUb

GMIPEPRAC GEPS Number of processing subracks = Roundup (Max (Total


K00 number of interface boards 10/12, (Total number of
interface boards + Total number of EGPU boards 18)/26,
0))

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Part Number Name Remarks

QM1B0PBCB Cabinet 1
N00

5.1.2 Hardware Capacity License Expansion


Before hardware capacity expansion, sufficient hardware capacity licenses for "BSC HW
TRX Capacity (per TRX)" and "BSC HW PDCH Capacity (per PDCH)" must be obtained.
The number of licenses to be increased depends on the difference in TRX or PDCH capacity
before and after capacity expansion.

5.1.3 Examples of Hardware Expansion

Total Replacement
An operator may want to increase equipment integration and achieve a larger capacity with
existing cabinets and subracks. In this case, a total replacement is recommended. In a total
replacement, the capacity is considered first.

The Unistar quotation template is used to work out a BSC equipment list based on the
specifications of the new hardware version. The boards required for the capacity expansion
are determined through a comparison with existing boards that can be reused. Boards that
cannot be reused must be removed.

The procedure for a total replacement is as follows:

Step 1 Fill in the Unistar calculation table and calculate the configuration required after the capacity
expansion.

Step 2 Record the board and equipment configurations before the capacity expansion.

Step 3 The components required in the capacity expansion are the components after the capacity
expansion minus those before the capacity expansion.

Item Name Configuratio Configuratio Number of


n Before n After Component
Capacity Capacity s to Be
Expansion Expansion Added

1 Subracks (MPS, EPS) A1 B1 B1 A1

4 EGPUa/EGPUb/EXPUa/ A2 B2 B2 A2
EXPUb

5 Interface boards A3 B3 B3 A3

6 Cabinets A4 B4 B4 A4

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Incremental Algorithm
If an operator wants to keep the original equipment without large-scale modifications to the
legacy network, new boards are used only for newly added sites and carriers. If the new
quotation template does not support mixed insertion of boards and the frontline personnel
want to simplify operations, use the original quotation template and the incremental
algorithm.
The core idea is to reuse as much legacy equipment as possible. The purpose of mixed
insertion is to use boards of different specifications in the same logical or physical interface.
The procedure for the incremental algorithm is as follows:
Step 1 Fill in the Unistar calculation table with the quotation parameters of the new hardware version
after the capacity expansion. By doing this, you get the configuration required after the
capacity expansion. In the Dimension Calculator window, you can view the capacity after
the capacity expansion.
Step 2 Fill in the Unistar calculation table with the quotation parameters of the original hardware
version before the capacity expansion. By doing this, you can obtain the configurations of
each interface board before the capacity expansion. In the Dimension Calculator window,
you can view the capacity before the capacity expansion.
Step 3 Subtract the hardware support capability before the capacity expansion from the capacity
required after the expansion. By doing this, you can obtain the capacity support capability
required for the expansion.
Generally, the traffic volume over the Gb interface is light. One pair of boards can cope even
during a capacity expansion. Therefore, set the capacity increase on the Gb interface to 0.

Item Name Configuratio Maximum Increased


n Required Support Support
After the Capability Capability
Capacity Before the Required
Expansion Capacity by the
Expansion Capacity
Expansion

1 TRX support capability A1 B1 B1 - A1

2 PDCH QTY A2 B2 B2 - A2

3 A CIC QTY A3 B3 B3 - A3

4 BHCA A5 B5 B5 - A5

5 Gb interface traffic A6 A6 B6 - A6

... ... ... ... ...

Step 4 Determine the boards required by the capacity expansion.


Process the initial result about the required hardware based on the configuration principle.
Step 5 Calculate whether additional cabinets, subracks, and auxiliary materials are required for the
capacity expansion.
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5.2 BSC6910 UMTS

5.2.1 Hardware Expansion and Upgrade Configurations


The following table lists BSC6910 V100R017C10 boards.

Hardwa Boards
re
Version

HW6910 SCUb, GCGa, GCUa, AOUc, UOIc, FG2c, GOUc, EGPUa, EXOUa, EOMUa,
R15 ESAUa, ENIUa, GCGb, GCUb, GOUe, GCUb, GCGb

HW6910 SCUb, AOUc, UOIc, FG2c, EGPUa, EXOUa, EOMUa, ESAUa, ENIUa,
R16 GCGb, GCUb, GOUe, SCUc

HW6910 SCUb, SCUc, AOUc, UOIc, FG2c, EGPUa, EGPUb, EXOUa, EOMUa,
R17 ESAUa, ENIUa, GCGb, GCUb, GOUe, and DEUa

The following table lists the number of components to be added to the BSC6900 UMTS that
adopts HW6910 R17 hardware for capacity expansion.

Ite Name Configuration Configuration Added


m Before After Quantity
Capacity Capacity
Expansion Expansion

1 Cabinet A1 B1 B1 A1

2 MPS A2 B2 B2 A2

3 EPS A3 B3 B3 A3

4 Clock board A4 B4 B4 A4

5 Evolved General A5 B5 B5 A5
Processing Unit (for
Control Plane)

6 Evolved General A6 B6 B6 A6
Processing Unit for User
Plane

7 Interface boards A7 B7 B7 A7

NOTE

A1 through A7 and B1 through B7 indicate the number of components.

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Assume that the network configurations before capacity expansion are as follows: Traffic:
10,050 Erl Transmission rate: 2000 Mbit/s (based on the uplink and downlink transmission
rates 64 kbit/s and 384 kbit/s) BHCA: 1,668,000 (using the Smartphone traffic model)
Number of NodeBs: 700 Number of cells: 1400 IP transmission (10GE optical port) over the
Iub, Iu-CS, and Iu-PS interfaces Iub, Iu-CS, and Iu-PS interface boards working in 1+1 active/
standby mode
Assume that the network configurations after capacity expansion are as follows: Traffic:
20,100 Erl Transmission rate: 4000 Mbit/s (based on the uplink and downlink transmission
rates 64 kbit/s and 384 kbit/s) BHCA: 3,336,000 (under smartphone traffic model) Number of
NodeBs: 1400 Number of cells: 2800 IP transmission (10GE optical port) over the Iub, Iu-CS,
and Iu-PS interfaces Iub, Iu-CS, and Iu-PS interface boards working in 1+1 backup mode.
The numbers of hardware components to be added are calculated according to the procedure
described in section 4.2.2 Subracks.

Table 5-1 Capacity expansion from configuration 1 to configuration 2


Configuration Number Number Number Number of Number
of of of EGPU EGPU for of EXOUa
Cabinets Subracks for User Control
Plane Plane

Configuration 1 1 1 2 1 6
(before capacity
expansion)

Configuration 2 1 1 4 2 6
(after capacity
expansion)

Number of 0 0 2 1 0
components to
be added

The slot configurations are as follows:

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6 Spare Parts Configurations

About This Chapter

6.1 BOM of Spare Parts


6.2 Configuration Principles for Spare Parts

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6.1 BOM of Spare Parts


BOM_List.xls

6.2 Configuration Principles for Spare Parts


Spare parts configurations are calculated using the Poisson algorithm (recommended) and the
percentage algorithm.
Use the Poisson algorithm to calculate the number of spare parts unless otherwise specified by
the customer.

6.2.1 Poisson Algorithm


The Poisson algorithm is integrated in the configurator, and therefore you do not need to
calculate the number of spare parts manually.
The Poisson algorithm is as follows:

x indicates the number of configured spare parts.


1. Pis the damage rate of boards acceptable for an operator. Generally, P(x) is greater than
or equal to 85% and less than 100%.
In the following figure, P(x) is 99%.

2. = 2.71828183
3. = Number of boards applied on the network x Annual damage rate of boards x
Replenishment period/365
a. The replenishment period is usually 60 days.
b. Quantity of boards applied on the network is the number of boards inserted in both
the active BSCs.
There are 1000 boards (BOM: 02319428) applied on the network.
c. The annual damage rates of boards are provided by the spare parts center. Each
board has its own annual damage rate.
For example, the annual damage rate of the board (BOM: 02319428) is 0.005000.
The value of the board (BOM: 02319428) is calculated as follows: = 1000 x 0.005000 x
60/365 = 0.8219178

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According to the Poisson algorithm, the number of backup boards (BOM: 02319428) is 4.

6.2.2 Percentage Algorithm


If the operator specifies the percentage algorithm, use the percentage algorithm to calculate
the number of spare parts.

6.2.3 Notes
The number of spare parts calculated using the Poisson algorithm satisfies only basic
requirements of the live network. If the operator requires the service level agreement (SLA),
persuade the operator to purchase Huawei spare parts management services (SPMSs).

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7 Appendix

About This Chapter

7.1 GSM Configuration Reference


7.2 UMTS Configuration Reference
7.3 List of Board Power Consumption

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7.1 GSM Configuration Reference

7.1.1 GSM Traffic Model


This section describes the GSM traffic model.

Table 7-1 GSM traffic model


Parameter Value

voice traffic /sub/BH (Erlang) 0.02

voice call duration (seconds) 60

percent of Mobile originated calls 50%

percent of Mobile terminated calls 50%

average LUs/sub/BH 1.2

average IMSI Attach/sub/BH 0.15

average IMSI Detach/sub/BH 0.15

average MOCs/sub/BH 0.6

average MTCs/sub/BH 0.6

MR report/sub/BH 144

average MO-SMSs /sub/BH 0.6

average MT-SMSs /sub/BH 1

average intra-BSC HOs /sub/BH 1.1

average inter-BSC HOs /sub/BH 0.1

paging retransfer /sub/BH 0.56

Grade of Service (GoS) on Um interface 0.01

Grade of Service (GoS) on A interface 0.001

percent of HR (percent of Um interface resources occupied by HR 50%


voice call)

Uplink TBF Est & Rel / Second/TRX 1.75

Downlink TBF Est & Rel / Second/TRX 0.9

PS Paging / Sub/BH 1.25

1. Table 7-2 provides the capacity of a BSC6910 GSM in Abis over TDM, A over TDM,
and Gb over IP modes.

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Table 7-2 Capacity of a BSC6910 GSM in Abis over TDM, A over TDM, and Gb over IP
modes
Name Typical Configuration

Number of subracks 1

Maximum number of TRXs 1024

Maximum number of equivalent BHCA 2200


(k)

Maximum traffic volume (Erlang) 6250

Maximum number of activated PDCHs 4096


(MCS-9)

1. Table 7-3 provides the capacity of a BSC6910 GSM in Abis over TDM, A over IP, and
Gb over IP modes.

Table 7-3 Capacity of a BSC6910 GSM in Abis over TDM, A over IP, and Gb over IP modes
Name Typical Configuration

Number of subracks 1

Maximum number of TRXs 3000

Maximum number of equivalent BHCA 6500


(k)

Maximum traffic volume (Erlang) 18750

Maximum number of activated PDCHs 12000


(MCS-9)

1. Table 7-4 provides the capacity of a BSC6910 GSM in all-IP transmission mode.

Table 7-4 Capacity of a BSC6910 GSM in all-IP transmission mode


Name Typical Configuration

Number of subracks 1

Maximum number of TRXs 3000

Maximum number of equivalent BHCA 6500


(k)

Maximum traffic volume (Erlang) 18750

Maximum number of activated PDCHs 12000


(MCS-9)

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1. Table 7-5 provides the capacity of a BSC6910 GSM in all-IP transmission mode with
BSC Node Redundancy enabled.

Table 7-5 Capacity of a BSC6910 GSM in all-IP transmission mode with BSC Node
Redundancy
Name Typical Configuration

Number of subracks 1

Maximum number of TRXs 4000

Maximum number of equivalent BHCA 8668


(k)

Maximum traffic volume (Erlang) 25000

Maximum number of activated PDCHs 16000


(MCS-9)

7.1.2 GSM Hardware Specifications


GSM board specifications

Table 7-6 GSM board configurations


Parameter ID Meaning Specifi Board
cations

TrxPerEGPU Number of TRXs supported by each 1000 EGPUa/


EGPUa/EXPUa/EGPUb/EXPUb EXPUa/
board EGPUb/
EXPUb
BHCAPerEGPU BHCA supported by each EGPUa/ 2,200,00
EXPUa/EGPUb/EXPUb board 0

ErlPerEGPU Traffic volume (Erl) supported by 6250


each EGPUa/EXPUa/EGPUb/
EXPUb board

PDCHPerEGPU Number of PDCHs supported by 3000


each EGPUa/EXPUa/EGPUb/
EXPUb board

10GEPortPerEXOU Number of 10GE ports supported 2 EXOUa


by each EXOUa board

TRXNoPerEXOU Number of TRXs supported by each 8000


EXOUa board over the Abis
interface in IP transmission mode

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Parameter ID Meaning Specifi Board


cations

ACICPerEXOU Number of CIC circuits supported 75,000


by each EXOUa board over the A
interface in IP transmission mode

GbTputPerEXOU Throughput (Mbit/s) supported by 8000


each EXOUa board over the Gb
interface in IP transmission mode

LogicalPortPerEXOU Number of logical ports supported 1500


by the EXOUa board in IP
transmission mode

TCNoPerDPUf TC processing capability supported 1920 DPUf


by each DPUf board

GEPortPerFG2c Number of GE ports supported by 4 FG2c


each FG2c board

FEPortPerFG2c Number of FE ports supported by 12


each FG2c board

GEPortPerGOUc Number of GE ports supported by 4 GOUc


each GOUc board

GEPortPerGOUe Number of GE ports supported by 4 GOUe


each GOUe board

GbTputPerFG2c Throughput (Mbit/s) supported by 2000 FG2c/GOUc/


each FG2c or GOUc/GOUe board GOUe
over the Gb interface in IP
transmission mode

TRXNoPerFG2c Number of TRXs supported by each 2048


FG2c or GOUc/GOUe board over
the Abis interface in IP transmission
mode

ACICPerFG2c Number of CICs supported by each 23,040


FG2c or GOUc/GOUe board over
the A interface in IP transmission
mode

LogicalPortPerFG2c Number of logical ports supported 490


by each FG2c or GOUc/ GOUe
board in IP transmission mode

STM1PortPerPOUc Number of STM-1 ports supported 4 POUc


by each POUc board

TRXHRPerPOUcTDM Number of TRXs supported by each 1024 POUc: TDM


POUc board in TDM transmission
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TRXPerPOUcIP Number of TRXs supported by each 2048 POUc: IP


POUc board over the Abis interface
in IP transmission mode

ACICPerPOUcTDM Number of CIC circuits supported 7680 POUc: TDM


by each POUc board over the A
interface in TDM transmission
mode

MaxInterSubrackIPS- Maximum switching capability 40 BSC


witch between subracks of the BSC Gbit/s

Board usage
Each type of board on the BSC6910 has its specifications, which are calculated by
collectively considering the capacity on various aspects (including BHCA capacity, TRX
capacity, CIC capacity, and bandwidth capacity).

The specifications for a board indicate the capacity for a board running with long-term
stability. When a board is processing services, its bandwidth capacity, service parsing and
forwarding capacity, and signaling parsing and forwarding capacity must be taken into
consideration. Therefore, Huawei uses the board usage to represent the board capacity.

Board usage = Traffic volume on the BSC(BHCA and number of TRXs)/Maximum board
specification

For example:

The specification of the GOUe board over the A interface is 23,040 CICs, and the number of
serving CICs is 10,000. Therefore, the board usage is 43.4% (10,000/23,040 x 100%).

7.2 UMTS Configuration Reference

7.2.1 UMTS Traffic Model


The BSC6910 UMTS supports the flexible configuration of CP and UP data in different
scenarios. In each scenario, the capacity configured for the BSC6910 UMTS depends on
actual traffic models.

There are two traffic models for the BSC6910 UMTS:

l High-PS traffic model


This model is applicable in scenarios where subscribers use much more data services
than voice services. In this model, the average PS throughput per user is high.
l Traffic model for smart phones
In this model, CP signaling is frequently exchanged and UP data is transmitted mainly
through small packets.

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The capacity under UMTS BSC6910 typical configurations in the high-PS traffic model and
smartphone traffic model are described as follows:
1. High-PS traffic model

Table 7-7 High-PS traffic model


Item Specification Description

CS voice 3 mE 0.144 BHCA, AMR voice service


traffic volume

CS data traffic 0.2 mE 0.01 BHCA, UL: 64 kbit/s, DL: 64


volume kbit/s

PS throughput 43500 bit/s 3 BHCA, UL: 64 kbit/s, DL: 384


kbit/s

Proportion of 30% Proportion of calls using two


soft handovers channels simultaneously to all calls

Handover 8 N/A
times per CS
call (SHO)
(times/call)

Handover 5 N/A
times per PS
call (SHO)
(times/call)

NAS signaling 3.6 Number of NAS procedures between


per subscriber the CN and UEs, including location
per BH (times) area updates, IMSI attach/detach
occurrences, routing area updates,
GPRS attach/detach occurrences, and
SMSs

Iur-to-Iub 8% N/A
traffic ratio

The following table lists the typical capacity of the BSC6910 UMTS configured with
HW6910 R17 under high-PS traffic model.

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Table 7-8 Typical capacity of the BSC6910 UMTS under high-PS traffic model
(HW6910 R17)
Number CS PS BHCA Number Numbe Number
of Service Service (k) of Active r of of
Subscrib Capacit Capacity Users Online Subrack
ers y (Iub UL Users Combin
Support (Erlang +DL) ation
ed ) (Mbit/s)

1,380,000 5,700 59,500 4,300 210,000 420,000 1 MPS


+ 2 EPSs

2,760,000 11,400 120,000 8,600 420,000 840,000 1 MPS


+ 5 EPSs

NOTE

l The CS voice service capacity, PS service capacity, and BHCA can reach the maximum at the
same time.
l The number of on-net users indicates the number of users who have accessed a UMTS
network within a busy hour.
l The number of active users indicates the total number of users who are in the CELL_DCH and
CELL_FACH states.
l The number of online users indicates the total number of users who are in the CELL_DCH,
CELL_FACH, CELL_PCH, and URA_PCH states.
The following figure shows the BSC6910 typical configuration (1 MPS + 2 EPSs) under
high-PS traffic model.

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The following figure shows the BSC6910 typical configuration (1 MPS + 5 EPSs) under
high-PS traffic model.

2. Traffic model for smart phones

Table 7-9 Smartphone traffic model for the BSC6910 UMTS


Item Specification Description

Voice Traffic per 30 mE 0.7 BHCA, AMR voice service


CS voice subscriber
in BH

PS throughput 1600 bit/s 8 BHCA

Proportion of soft 34% Proportion of calls using two


handovers channels simultaneously to all calls

Handover times per 4 N/A


CS call (SHO)
(times/call)

Handover times per 1 N/A


PS call (SHO)
(times/call)

Inter-PDCH 2.3 Including all handovers between


handovers per PS different connected RRC states and
call transmission channels per PS call

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Item Specification Description

NAS signaling per 2.8 Number of NAS procedures


subscriber per BH between the CN and UEs,
(times) including location area updates,
IMSI attach/detach occurrences,
routing area updates, GPRS attach/
detach occurrences, and SMSs

Iur-to-Iub traffic 8% N/A


ratio

The following table lists the typical capacity of the BSC6910 UMTS configured with
HW6910 R17 under smartphone traffic model.

Table 7-10 Typical capacity of the BSC6910 UMTS under smartphone traffic model
(HW6910 R17)
Number CS PS BHCA (k) Numbe Numbe Numbe
of Voice Service r of r of r of
Subscribe Service Capacit Active Online Subrac
rs Capacity y (Iub Users Users k
Supporte (Erlang) UL Combi
d +DL) nation
(Mbit/s
)

3,600,000 122,000 5,800 32,000 665,000 1,000,00 1 MPS


0 +2
EPSs

7,490,000 250,000 11,900 64,000 1,000,00 1,000,00 1 MPS


0 0 +5
EPSs

NOTE

l The CS voice service capacity, PS service capacity, and BHCA can reach the maximum at the
same time.
l The number of on-net users indicates the number of users who have accessed a UMTS
network within a busy hour.
l The number of active users indicates the total number of users who are in the CELL_DCH and
CELL_FACH states.
l The number of online users indicates the total number of users who are in the CELL_DCH,
CELL_FACH, CELL_PCH, and URA_PCH states.
The following figure shows the BSC6910 typical configuration (1 MPS + 2 EPSs) under
smartphone traffic model.

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The following figure shows the BSC6910 typical configuration (1 MPS + 5 EPSs) under
smartphone traffic model.

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7.2.2 UMTS Board Specifications


Table 7-11 UMTS board specifications
Parameter ID Meaning Specifications Board

NodebPerEGP Number of NodeBs supported 700 EGPUb


UbCP by each EGPUb board (CP: CP Only
more than 30%)

CellPerEGPUb Number of cells supported by 700 EGPUb


each EGPUb board (CP:
between 30% and 70%)

ActiveUserPer Number of active users 35,000 EGPUb


EGPUbCP supported by each EGPUb CP CP Only
only board

ActiveUserPer Number of active users 28,000 EGPUb


EGPUbUP supported by each EGPUb UP UP Only
only board

ActiveUserPer Number of active users Min [35000 x p, 28000 x EGPUb


EGPUb supported by each EGPUb UP (1 p)] CP&UP
+CP board (CP: p%)

OnlineUserPer Number of online users 70,000 EGPUb


EGPUbCP supported by each EGPUb CP CP Only
only board

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Parameter ID Meaning Specifications Board

OnlineUserPer Number of online users 70,000 EGPUb


EGPUbUP supported by each EGPUb UP UP Only
only board

OnlineUserPer Number of online users Min [70000 x p, 70000 x EGPUb


EGPUa supported by each EGPUa UP (1 p)] CP&UP
+CP board (CP: p%)

BHCAPerEGP BHCA supported by each 1,668,000 in Huawei EGPUb


UbCP EGPUb CP Only typical smartphone traffic CP Only
model. Calculated based
on the traffic model.

ErlPerEGPUbU Number of traffic volume 10,050 EGPUb


P (Erl) supported by each UP Only
EGPUb UP only board

PsThtPerEGPU PS throughput supported by Assume that x represents EGPUb


bUP each EGPUb UP only board PS Rab mean data rate in UP Only
active state, and y
represents
PsThtPerEGPUbUP.
If x in (0, 16], y = 15*x.
If x in (16, 40], y = 240 +
(x 16) * 15.4.
If x in (40, 64], y = 610 +
(x 40) x 9.58
If x in (64, 128], y = 840 +
(x 64) x 6.4
If x in (128, 196], y =
1250 + (x 128) x 4.26
If x in (196, 320], y =
1540 + (x 196) x 3.7
If x in [320, ], y = 2000.

BHCAPerEGP BHCA supported by each BHCAPerEGPUbCP x p EGPUb


Ub EGPUb CP+UP board (CP % CP&UP
accounts for p%, and CS
services occupy q% of UP)

ErlPerEGPUb Traffic volume (Erl) supported ErlPerEGPUbUP x (1 EGPUb


by each EGPUb CP+UP board p%) x q% CP&UP
(CP accounts for p%, and CS
services occupy q% of UP)

PsThtPerEGPU PS throughput supported by PsThtPerEGPUbUP x (1 EGPUb


b each EGPUb CP+UP board p%) x (1 q%) CP&UP
(CP accounts for p%, and CS
services occupy q% of UP)

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NodebPerEGP Number of NodeBs supported 700 EGPUa


UaCP by each EGPUa board (CP: CP only
more than 30%)

CellPerEGPUa Number of cells supported by 700 EGPUa


each EGPUa board (CP: CP&UP
between 30% and 70%)

ActiveUserPer Number of active users 35,000 EGPUa


EGPUaCP supported by each EGPUa CP CP only
only board

ActiveUserPer Number of active users 28,000 EGPUa


EGPUaUP supported by each EGPUa UP UP only
only board

ActiveUserPer Number of active users Min [35000 x p, 28000 x EGPUa


EGPUa supported by each EGPUa UP (1 p)] CP&UP
+CP board (CP: p%)

OnlineUserPer Number of online users 70,000 EGPUa


EGPUaCP supported by each EGPUa CP CP only
only board

OnlineUserPer Number of online users 70,000 EGPUa


EGPUaUP supported by each EGPUa UP UP only
only board

OnlineUserPer Number of online users Min [70000 x p, 70000 x EGPUa


EGPUa supported by each EGPUa UP (1 p)] CP&UP
+CP board (CP: p%)

BHCAPerEGP BHCA supported by each 1,668,000 in Huawei EGPUa


UaCP EGPUa CP only board typical smartphone traffic CP only
model Calculated based
on the traffic model

ErlPerEGPUaU Traffic (Erl) supported by 10,050 EGPUa


P each EGPUa UP only board UP only

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PsThtPerEGPU PS throughput supported by Assume that x represents EGPUa


aUP each EGPUa UP only board PS Rab mean data rate in UP only
active state, and y
represents
PsThtPerEGPUaUP.
If x in (0, 16], y = 15*x.
If x in (16, 40], y = 240 +
(x 16) * 15.4.
If x in (40, 64], y = 610 +
(x 40) x 9.58
If x in (64, 128], y = 840 +
(x 64) x 6.4
If x in (128, 196], y =
1250 + (x 128) x 4.26
If x in (196, 320], y =
1540 + (x 196) x 3.7
If x in [320, ], y = 2000.

BHCAPerEGP BHCA supported by each BHCAPerEGPUaCP x p% EGPUa


Ua EGPUa CP+UP board (CP CP&UP
accounts for p%, and CS
services occupy q% of UP)

ErlPerEGPUa Traffic volume (Erl) supported ErlPerEGPUaUP x (1 p EGPUa


by each EGPUa CP+UP board %) x q% CP&UP
(CP accounts for p%, and CS
services occupy q% of UP)

PsThtPerEGPU PS throughput supported by PsThtPerEGPUaUP x (1 EGPUa


a each EGPUa CP+UP board p%) x (1 q%) CP&UP
(CP accounts for p%, and CS
services occupy q% of UP)

MaxInterSubra Inter-subrack switching 40 SCUb


ckSwitchSCUb capability (Gbit/s) of each pair
of SCUb boards

MaxInterSubra Inter-subrack switching 320 SCUc


ckSwitchSCUc capability (Gbit/s) of each pair
of SCUc boards

NodebPerGOU Number of NodeBs supported 500 GOUe/


e/ by each GOUe/FG2c board FG2c
NodebPerFG2c

ErlPerGOUe/ Traffic (Erl) supported by 18,000


ErlPerFG2c each GOUe/FG2c board

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IubUdpPerGO Iub UDPs supported by each 129,000


Ue/ GOUe/FG2c board
IubUdpPerFG2
c

IuPSTeIdPerG Iu-PS TEID supported by each 200,000


OUe/ GOUe/FG2c board
IuPSTeIdPerFG
2c

IuPSSessionsPe Number of Iu-PS session 5000


rGOUe/ setups and releases supported
IuPSSessionsPe by each GOUe/FG2c board
rFG2c

Iubit/ Iub UL+DL PS throughput 2600


sThrPerGOUe/ (Mbit/s) supported by each
Iubit/ GOUe/FG2c board
sThrPerFG2c

IuPsThrPerGO Iu-PS UL+DL PS throughput 3200


Ue/ (Mbit/s) supported by each
IuPsThrPerFG2 GOUe/FG2c board
c

NodebPerEXO Number of NodeBs supported 1500 EXOUa


Ua by each EXOUa board

ErlPerEXOUa Traffic (Erl) supported by 75,000


each EXOUa board

IubUdpPerEX Iub UDPs supported by each 1,000,000


OUa EXOUa board

IuPSTeidPerEX Iu-PS TEID supported by each 500,000


OUa EXOUa board

IuPSSessionsPe Number of Iu-PS session 50,000


rEXOUa setups and releases supported
by each EXOUa board

Iubit/ Iub UL+DL PS throughput Min (Average packet


sThrPerEXOUa (Gbit/s) supported by each length on Iub x 8400000 x
EXOUa board 80%/1000000000, 10) or
Use the default
recommended value 8
Gbit/s

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IuPsThrPerEX Iu-PS UL+DL PS throughput Min (Average packet


OUa (Gbit/s) supported by each length on Iu-PS x
EXOUa board 8400000 x 80%/
1000000000 Gbit/s, 10) or
Use the default
recommended value 10
Gbit/s

NodebPerAOU Number of NodeBs supported 500 AOUc


c by each AOUc board

ErlPerAOUc Traffic (Erl) supported by 18,000


each AOUc board

IubUlPsThrPer Iub UL PS throughput 300


AOUc (Mbit/s) supported by each
AOUc board

IubDlPsThrPer Iub DL PS throughput 300


AOUc (Mbit/s) supported by each
AOUc board

IubUlDlPsThrP Iub DL and UL PS throughput 600


erAOUc (Mbit/s) supported by each
AOUc board

NodebPerUOIc Number of NodeBs supported 500 UOIc


by each UOIc board

ErlPerUOIc Traffic (Erl) supported by 18,000


each UOIc board

IubUlPsThrPer PS UL throughput (Mbit/s) 800


UOIc supported by the UOIc board
functioning as the Iub
interface board

IubDlPsThrPer Iub DL PS throughput 800


UOIc (Mbit/s) supported by each
UOIc board

IubUlDlPsThrP Iub DL and UL PS throughput 1200


erUOIc (Mbit/s) supported by each
UOIc board

PortNumGOUe Number of ports supported by 4 GOUe/


/PortNumFG2c each GOUe/FG2c board FG2c

PortNumEXO Number of ports supported by 2 EXOUa


Ua EXOUa

Stm1PortNum Number of STM-1 ports 4 AOUc


AOUc supported by each AOUc
board

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Stm1PortNum Number of STM-1 ports 8 UOIc


UOIc supported by each UOIc board

PsThtPerENIU PS throughput when the 8000 ENIUa


a ENIUa board is used for
service awareness (Mbit/s)

ENPsThtPerEN PS throughput when the 4800 ENIUa


IUa ENIUa board is used for PS
service quality measurement
(Mbit/s)

NbAmrErlangP Erlang supported by each 9000 DEUa


erDEUa DEUa board enabled with
NB-AMR (12.2 kbit/s)

WbAmrErlang Erlang supported by each 3600 DEUa


PerDEUa DEUa board enabled with
WB-AMR (23.85 kbit/s)

SlvaErlangper Erlang supported by each 260000 DEUa


DEUa DEUa board enabled with
Crystal Voice in Deep
Coverage

7.3 List of Board Power Consumption


Table 7-12 lists the power consumption of BSC6910 boards.

Table 7-12 List of board power consumption

BOM Name Power Power Weight (kg)


Code Consumption (W) Consumption
(Max) (W) (Average)

02113573 BSC6910 0 0 120.00


Cabinet

02114336 NEBSCabinet 0 0 150.00

02300708 BSC6910 1400 200 37.90


Subrack with
Fan box

03053067 SCUb 78 66 1.50

03053299 DPUf 70 60 1.40

03054296 EGPUa 130 111 2.50

03054588 EXPUa 130 111 2.50

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BOM Name Power Power Weight (kg)


Code Consumption (W) Consumption
(Max) (W) (Average)

03054298 EXOUa 130 111 2.50

03054297 ENIUa 130 111 2.50

03054294 EOMUa 140 119 3.87

03054295 ESAUa 140 119 3.87

03054333 GCUb 21 18 0.98

03040122 GCGb 22 19 1.00

03055293 GOUe 75 64 1.40

03052761 FG2c 85 73 1.50

03052759 AOUc 75 64 1.50

03052760 UOIc 87 74 1.50

03052748 POUc 77 66 1.50

03055858 DEUa 70 60 1.40

03056240 SCUc 136 116 2.40

03056563 EGPUb 115 98 2.30

03056564 EXPUb 115 98 2.30

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8 Acronyms and Abbreviations

Table 8-1 Acronyms and abbreviations


Acronym or Abbreviation Full Name

AMR Adaptive Multirate

ATM asynchronous transfer mode

BH busy hour

CN core network

CP Control Plane

EPS Extended processing subrack

GPS Global Positioning System

Iu Interface between RNC and CN

Iub Interface between RNC and NodeB

Iur Interface between RNCs

MPS main processing subrack

NodeB Base station in WCDMA networks

ROUNDUP The mathematical operation of rounding a number


up to the next higher integer

RNC radio network controller

UP User Plane

WB-AMR wide band adaptive multirate

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