Getting Started

Guide

March 2008

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Contents
1 GETTING STARTED WITH ACTIX ANALYZER .........................................................5
1.1 ABOUT THIS GUIDE .......................................................................................... 1.2 INTRODUCING ACTIX ANALYZER ........................................................................... 1.3 LEARNING ABOUT ANALYZER ............................................................................... 1.4 USE THE ONLINE HELP ...................................................................................... 1.4.1 The context-sensitive attribute reference help .......................................... 1.5 CUSTOMER SUPPORT ........................................................................................ 1.5.1 Getting started with MyActix .................................................................. 1.5.2 Case life cycle...................................................................................... 1.5.3 Actix support hours .............................................................................. 1.5.4 More information.................................................................................. 5 5 6 7 8 8 8 9 9 9

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2 STARTING YOUR SOLUTION ......................................................................... 10
2.1 CHOOSING AN ENGINEERING PROCESS ..................................................................11

3 CONFIGURING YOUR SOLUTION .................................................................... 12
3.1 CONFIGURING NETWORK INFORMATION..................................................................12 3.1.1 Obtain site data in tabular format ..........................................................12 3.1.2 Import cell site data for the first time .....................................................12 3.1.3 Set a network information file ...............................................................16 3.2 MODIFYING EVENT DETECTION THRESHOLD VALUES ....................................................17 3.3 CONFIGURING DATA AGGREGATION ......................................................................17 3.3.1 Message filtering at load time................................................................17 3.3.2 Binning methods .................................................................................18 3.4 CONFIGURING MAP VIEWS .................................................................................19 3.4.1 Set up map backgrounds and layers.......................................................19 3.4.2 Change the Label properties of a map layer ............................................21 3.4.3 Change the Display Properties of a map layer ..........................................22 3.4.4 Show Lines to Cells on a map................................................................22 3.4.5 Change the size of cell site sectors.........................................................24

4 BASIC DATA ANALYSIS............................................................................... 25
4.1 THE ANALYZER INTERFACE ................................................................................25 4.2 MANAGING DATA ...........................................................................................26 4.2.1 Load data files ....................................................................................26 4.2.2 Find and use data in the Attribute Explorer .............................................26 4.2.3 Delete data files ..................................................................................28 4.3 SELECTING ANALYSIS OPTIONS ...........................................................................29 4.4 VIEWING SUMMARY DATA..................................................................................30 4.4.1 Solution reports ..................................................................................30 4.4.2 The Message Browser ..........................................................................32 4.4.3 The Protocol Stack Browser ..................................................................33 4.5 VIEWING ATTRIBUTE DATA ................................................................................34 4.5.1 View data in a Map ..............................................................................34 4.5.2 Replay the data...................................................................................36 4.5.3 View data in a Form.............................................................................37 4.5.4 View data in a Chart ............................................................................39 4.5.5 View data in a Table ............................................................................42
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..............................................................................9.....9...................6 INTEGRATING REVERSE/FORWARD LINK (UPLINK/DOWNLINK) DATA ....................................................9..................7 Using the Repository Template Wizard.....................................................................................4 UMTS CELL SITE PARAMETERS .........2 Filter the data ..........................9...........52 4........................1 CDMA CELL SITE PARAMETERS ................................6 Deleting a Repository..55 2 5 CELL SITE PARAMETERS ..3 Loading data into a Repository ....................................................................54 4....................................................8 GENERATING NEW REPORTS .....................................................45 4....................50 4.......................................................9 LOADING LARGE AMOUNTS OF DATA WITH REPOSITORY MANAGER ....................................1 Create a filter ...............................................................................9....................................................................................................44 4............3 IDEN CELL SITE PARAMETERS ................7................................60 6 INDEX................................................... 57 5................53 4......7 CREATING AND USING QUERIES ..................43 4..47 4.............57 5...45 4....actix.......................54 4........51 4.....................................................48 4..........59 5................ 61 www..7...........................................55 4....9.........5.........2 Opening a Repository........com ...........................4..............................................4 Displaying a list of files loaded into the Repository .......58 5...............42 4..9....................................................1 Creating a new Repository .........................................6 View data in a Workbook .......2 GSM / GPRS / EDGE CELL SITE PARAMETERS ...............................................7 About synchronized data windows ..............5 Closing a Repository ...5......

Preferences would indicate the ‘Preferences’ command available from the ‘Tools’ menu. These can be tailored exclusively to your individual or corporate requirements. Note that when you see a word appear like this in the text. For example: Tools. so you can be productive with your solution right from the start.2 Introducing Actix Analyzer Actix Analyzer is a software application running under Microsoft Windows on a PC that provides a series of analysis tools for post-processing cellular network data.Actix Radioplan Getting Started March 2008 Guide Getting Started with Actix Analyzer 5 1 Getting Started with Actix Analyzer 1.1 About this guide The format of this guide is to show you Analyzer's basic features. it refers to a menu selection. Command line input or details of text files are shown like this: Setup /V”<msiexec commands>” For a detailed understanding of your solution. see the online help. For detailed information on other areas of the product.com . The tools are designed to address applications such as: • • • • • • Network performance optimization Feature testing Service validation Problem diagnosis and analysis Network bench-marking Competitive analysis www.actix. button or hyperlink that you can select in the application’s user interface. you should attend a full Actix training or workshop session. Not every product function is described—just the core information. 1.

com . Analyzer. Contact Actix Professional Services for more information. and provide an excellent source of hands-on experience. www.actix. Once the data is loaded. or part of a planned series of samples to build up an image of overall network performance.3 Learning about Analyzer Release notes are provided with each Actix Analyzer General Availability release. technicians or operations management staff. These should help you to get started and answer any initial questions you may have. You can also find online help and attribute help available from the application. a variety of analysis tools and displays provide a clear view of network performance for engineers. and could be from a one-off test.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Getting Started with Actix Analyzer 6 The platform for Actix Solutions. can load network performance data from many different sources: 2 These data sources could include field-test equipment and switch call traces. Each course is led by one of our highly experienced engineers. 1. Actix training courses are also available from Actix Professional Services.

Double-click on a desired topic to view it. by selecting the Contents option. and then click List Topics. and click Add to add the displayed topic to the list. Select the desired topic and click Display to view it.com . The following features of the online help will assist you in finding an answer to your problem. Select a topic from the list and click Display to view it. Click on the Favorites tab. As you type. All matching topics are then listed. 2 The Index tab lets you find any index entries that match a word or part of the word you are looking for.actix. The Contents tab displays the help topics in an ordered. you may want to add it to your 'favorites' list. Select the desired topic and click Display to view it. collapsible view. the list of matching topics changes. The Search tab lets you type in the word or words to search for.4 Use the online help You can start the online help from the Help menu.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Getting Started with Actix Analyzer 7 1. www. If you need to refer to a help topic often.

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1.4.1 The context-sensitive attribute reference help
From the Help menu, select Show Context Help. As you select an attribute in the Workspace Explorer, related extra information is displayed in the help window.

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1.5 Customer Support
Actix is committed to providing the excellent professional support its customers would expect from a market-leading company. Our engineers, based in the UK, USA and Singapore, are contactable by email or by telephone, enabling Actix to provide worldwide support for its customers, regardless of location.

1.5.1 Getting started with MyActix
Following installation, you can register at www.myactix.com. The MyActix portal provides a personalized interface to the Actix Support Service and many other useful resources including product downloads. It is the preferred method of accessing the Actix Support Service. You can use MyActix to report new cases, monitor progress and submit requested information. You will be sent an email on days when any of your support cases have been updated. When reporting a case, please include as much information as possible, including a description of the problem, any screenshots of error messages, and any small sample files that have a problem, so we can investigate the reported problems faster. All users within a customer of Actix products are encouraged to register, and any user can submit a case. All cases submitted by users at the same customer are visible to each other. A customer cannot see other customers’ cases.
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Help is available on how to use MyActix when you log on. There is an RSS feed available to keep up to date with new resources being posted to the portal. It is also possible to access the Actix Support Service by other means such as email and telephone, but these methods are not preferred. It is more efficient and effective to submit a case via www.myactix.com to provide all necessary information to recreate the Customers’ case which can then be investigated.

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1.5.2 Case life cycle
Once an issue has been received by the Support Desk and logged onto the system, it is considered open until a solution has been implemented to the mutual satisfaction of both Actix and yourself. At this point, the issue can be considered closed. However, if no response within 2 weeks is received from the Customer to requests to progress the resolution of a case, then the case will be closed. The Customer will normally be sent email reminders that a case needs attention. A closed case can be re-opened upon request.

1.5.3 Actix support hours
www.myactix.com is available 24 hours a day apart from occasional essential maintenance. The Actix Support Service is provided on a regional basis and engineers will be working on your case during the local business hours of 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday excluding local public holidays.

1.5.4 More information
Full details on Actix Support are available in the Actix SLA document.

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2 Starting your solution
You can start your Actix Solution from your Windows Start menu, either directly from the Actix Software icon:

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…or from the All Programs, Actix, Actix Software menu option. After a short pause you will see the Actix loading screen:

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Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Starting your solution 11 2.1 Choosing an Engineering Process After starting your Actix Solution. www. Analyzer Classic lets you use Analyzer in free analysis mode – that is. If in future you want to display this screen. you can use Analyzer’s comprehensive set of data-analysis tools to investigate any message or attribute of interest within your logged data. Checking the box at the bottom of the screen also lets you bypass this screen and go straight to your selected engineering process. on the principle that once you understand how these tools work. choose how you want to proceed by selecting an engineering process. from the File menu select Start New Engineering Process.actix. the use of the other engineering processes will appear very straightforward.com . If you only have one engineering process on your license. you will bypass this screen and go straight to the entry screen for that process. However. Your selected engineering process will not work correctly until you have configured your solution. 2 This guide is concerned with how to use these tools. Most engineering processes guide you through a series of predefined analyses and reports that encapsulate sophisticated radio engineering decision-making knowledge.

1 Obtain site data in tabular format In order to import cell site data from your own network. you must have this as the first line: . As long as the data is in a tabular format with one row for each sector. This data is then stored in a text file called cellrefs. and could have been produced from a planning tool: www. The data may come from a network database or a planning tool configuration file.1. If you manually create a cellrefs file. you will need to obtain a delimited text file containing the data listed for the appropriate technology in the Cell site parameters chapter on page 50.1. 3.2 Import cell site data for the first time Once you have obtained your cell site database in tab-delimited format.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 12 3 Configuring your solution 3. To import the data An example of initial network data in a text file is shown below. This section describes how to import delimited data.txt.actix. you are ready to open the Network Explorer and import the site information.1 Configuring network information The Network Explorer is a tool available from the Cells menu that allows you to import network elements from delimited text files.com . your Actix Solution will be able to import the data. You can also use the Network Explorer to browse and edit loaded network information. this line is added automatically.#NetworkData – datafile If you import the file using the Network Explorer. possibly exported from a planning tool. 2 3.

The left panel contains a tree view of the network element data. The Network Explorer display consists of two panels. select Import.actix.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 13 1 From the Cells menu. 2 2 On the toolbar. www. select Network Explorer. Check the appropriate Delimiter that separates the data from the file into different columns. The right panel shows details about relevant parameters for the current selection. then Import From New Template to open the Import dialog.com . The Import Settings page of the Custom Import Wizard is now displayed: 3 4 Give the Template a meaningful Template Name ('UMTS example' in this example). Select the appropriate export data file from your planning tool and click Open to display the Custom Import Wizard.

If your file has more than one header or uses a different array list separator (the character used to separate the array values under the 'Neighbors' column in the example for step 1). Binding particular field types or setting default values is not strictly necessary for this field. Click on the adjacent field under Column and select the parameter name from your site database that corresponds to the Site_Name parameter. Open the Cell node. Click in the Column field next to Sector_ID. Under General Settings. you will see the effect in the Data Preview window at the bottom of the dialog. 2 6 Note that each of the field names has an associated icon: Key fields Required fields Other fields 7 You must select a field type for this field. www. This allows you to associate a network parameter with a column of data in the text file. for Ignore header rows enter ‘1’. Click Next.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 14 For example. Select the parameter name from your site database that corresponds to the Sector_ID parameter. Repeat for each of the fields in the Site node.com 8 . check the Tab box. The Column Settings page of the Custom Import Wizard is now displayed. If your file has more than one header or uses a different array list separator.’. 5 In most cases. adjust these settings as necessary. set these options accordingly. If you choose the wrong delimiter. but you cannot set a default value. the default information under General Settings and Coordinate Information will apply. These must be either bound to a particular type or have a default value set. under Delimiters. Open up the Site node. For Array (list) Separator enter ‘.actix.

When the cellrefs file is updated. 13 To keep the formatted site information. 14 Close the Network Explorer window by clicking the 'X' at the upper right hand corner. 15 The window shown below is now displayed.com . 2 10 Click Finish when all the columns have been assigned. you should use the template you have created on the new file so that you do not have to repeat work you have already done. ID. A description of each of these parameters and their use is given in the appropriate technology table in the Cell site parameters chapter . as well as a folder containing <tech> Cell Elements. The new cell information will be added at the bottom of the existing list in the Network Element editor. The Name.actix. all Beamwidths could be set to 65 degrees. view a new map by selecting View. 12 Double-click on any site name in the right hand pane.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 15 You can enter a default value that takes effect if the actual value is unknown. Display New Map. www. Drill into the <tech> Cell Elements folder and examine the values corresponding to each sector. 9 Repeat for each of the fields in the Cell node. 11 Inspect the cell data in the Network Explorer by expanding the All_<tech>_Site_Elements folder in the left-hand pane of the Network Explorer. click Save. For example. Click Yes to overwrite the old settings ('No' would append this information to your existing network data): 16 After closing the Network Explorer. including the column-by-column parameter assignment. latitude and longitude of the site will appear.

SC for UMTS). 3. <tech>_Site… to zoom the map to the appropriate location.com . select Preferences to open the Preferences dialog: www.3 Set a network information file 1 From the Tools menu. 18 Set the cells to be labeled by an appropriate parameter for the technology (for example.1. Go to Layer. right click on the map and select Zoom.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 16 2 17 If cell icons do not appear on the map.actix.

Click OK to accept the changes. from the Tools menu. 3. This file must be in the Actix 'cellrefs' format. select Preferences to open the Preferences dialog. your Actix Solution filters out statistically unimportant message information to shorten load times and increase the number of files that can be loaded at the same time. simply click on the associated number and type in the new value.1 Message filtering at load time By default.3 Configuring data aggregation 3. www. select Load All.3. 3. Note that you can set up an automatic cellrefs import if your network data is liable to change frequently (see the online help for details). To load all messages in the data 1 Within your Actix Solution. You may now want to close and restart your Actix Solution for the change to take effect.2 Modifying event detection threshold values You can modify threshold values for event detection using the Tools menu Display Thresholds command. In the example below.actix. a threshold is available for too many servers. if the threshold is set to 5 dB. 2 3 Click OK to close the Preferences dialog. To modify the value.com . The information from this cellrefs file takes effect from the next time a new workspace is created. You will now see a message saying that the new file will take effect with the next workspace created or loaded. an event will appear on the map every time four or more pilots are within 5 dB of the best server (Uu_ActiveSet_EcNo_0). In other words. 2 3 Under the heading Load Speed Default.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 17 2 Click on File Location to select the text file containing network element data. This threshold applies when four or more pilots are within a certain range of the best server.

Distance binning combines data into bins corresponding to the distance traveled by the test mobile.com . There are four methods for determining how to divide data into bins: message binning.If the number of messages to be averaged is set to 1. For network state parameters.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 18 3. are binned by the number of events occurring within the component measurements.3. Time-based binning combines data in the time domain using a user specified duration for the bin. For example. This method is often used for superstreams (see the online help for more information). distance binning. Actix Solutions aggregate logged data into groups called bins. a bin is given the most frequently occurring value (the mode) among the component measurements. Location binning is like overlaying a spatial grid on top of the data with a user-definable granularity. such as UTRA_CarrierRSSI and UetransmittedPower. The speed of travel during logging will affect how many log files you see in a certain area. www. such as dropped calls and handovers. The aggregation method used to create one bin from many data points depends on the type of parameter. Note that message binning should be usually only set to ‘1’. Grid (not seen) Drive Routes All points in this box will be binned together to produce one plotted point.actix.2 Binning methods In order to provide a reasonably small number of data points from both a computing and an analysis perspective. such as Scrambling codes. Events. measurement parameters. Message binning . 2 The diagram above looks at a one-second bin. This can be used when examining several drive files crossing over the same geographic area. are binned by averaging all component measurements into one data point. time binning. This mode is commonly used for drive-test analyses when viewing on a map to ensure plot points are evenly spaced. each message is placed into its own bin with the net result of no averaging of the data. and location binning.

click on the box again to clear it) 4 5 In the Layers box.com . delete or export layers Change the properties of the currently selected layer Change the order of the currently selected layer Making a checkmark in a layer's box determines the following: if the layer is visible if objects on it can be selected if the layer can be annotated (to 'lock' the Annotations layer from having any further annotations added. A typical setting for viewing drive test data would be to select Time binning. www. 2 3 3. click Add to open the Open Layer dialog. Display New Map. Drag a data attribute from the Attribute Explorer into the map window.4. Click OK to accept the changes. Select one or more MapInfo Map (.1 Set up map backgrounds and layers This section shows you how to load MapInfo tabular (. 2 Under the heading Binning. select the appropriate Binning Mode. with the top layer currently selected Create. select Preferences to open the Preferences dialog.tab) files.4 Configuring map views 3. with Time (ms) set to 1000. All layers in the map from top to bottom.tab) data to present data analyses on map backdrops.actix. from the Tools menu. Click the Layers button to open the Layer Control dialog. 1 2 3 Create a new map by selecting View.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 19 To change the binning method 1 Within your Actix Solution.

In a new Actix installation.tab file in the layer list.actix. Here are some of the common abbreviations used for MapInfo data types: Suffix Layer Type 2 Y1 Y2 X1 X2 Pc Pn Pm R H S Wr Wb Lm Cb Mc Cy RtHwy010_Top RtHwy010_Bot IntShld010 IntShld1040 Cultural Points Natural Points Municipal Points Railroads Highways Streets Water (rivers) Water (bodies of water) Landmarks City Boundary Minor Civic Division County 6 Click Open to show the . 7 8 Click Up and Down to move 'examplemap' to the bottom and 'Annotations' to the top.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 20 MapInfo layers are named according to the geographic location of the data (for example. www. The top of the layer list represents the uppermost layer in this map window. and by the type of data contained in the file.com . so you will need to arrange the map view to display the new map. 0° latitude. Click Close and return to the map view. the abbreviated US state name and/or county name). the map location defaults to 0° longitude.

com Show Allow overlapped text Hide adjacent duplicate text Display within range . 2 3. 10 Use the Zoom and Pan controls to arrange the map as required. Uncheck the box to allow the same text to appear for adjacent data points. Check the box to allow labels to overlap. Check the box to show labels on the map (which are otherwise hidden – this is recommended to improve map load times). in the current map units. depending on the layer selected in the Layer Control dialog. Click the Labels button to open the Label Properties dialog: To use Data Field Formatted Field Do this Select the data field to be displayed as the label. click Zoom In. www.4. then click and drag a rectangle around the area of interest. Set the formatted field to use as the label displayed. Go to Layer and selecting the new map layer.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 21 9 Pan the map viewing area by right-clicking in the map area.actix.2 Change the Label properties of a map layer 1 2 3 From the map window. To zoom in to an area. Select a particular layer. A zoom level is the width of the map area displayed. click the Layers button to open the Layer Control dialog. then choosing Zoom. Check the box to display labels only within the maximum and minimum zoom levels.

3.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 22 To use Min Zoom Max Zoom Max # of labels Label Style Position Label X/Y offset (points) Do this Set the lowest zoom level at which labels will be displayed.3 Change the Display Properties of a map layer For some detailed layers—like the Street layers—you can control at what degree of magnification they become visible. 1 2 3 From the map window.com . Set the maximum number of labels that can be shown on the map. The offset is measured in points (as used for fonts). Set the highest zoom level at which labels will be displayed.4. Defines the appearance of the label text in terms of color. 2 Label Style 3. www. Select the position of the label relative to the data point. Set the font style for the label. click the Layers button to open the Layer Control dialog. Click Display to open the Display Properties dialog. Select a particular layer. Set the offset of the label in the X or Y direction. size and other effects.4 Show Lines to Cells on a map 1 From the map window. click the Layers button to open the Layer Control dialog. This helps to minimize map clutter.actix. font. 4 Check Display within Zoom range and enter '0' for Min Zoom and '10' for Max Zoom.4.

Zoom In on data points near a cell site. Set Color lines with to the following attribute: Technology CDMA GSM iDEN IS_136 UMTS Attribute PN_1stBestEcIo ServBCCH Channel FACCH_CurChannel Uu_ActiveSet_SC 6 7 8 Check that the Disable box is empty.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 23 2 3 Select the appropriate cells layer. Click Lines to open the Lines Configuration dialog.actix. and use Select to pick a data point. and click OK. Click OK to close the Layer Control dialog. 2 4 5 Set the Lines draw mode to 'Selection'. www.com . then Yes.

2 3. Set the Cell Size to an attribute shared by all related cell sites. with dotted lines drawn to neighboring cells. and click OK to display the new layer in the Legend panel on the left. This can be useful in some situations. You may want to change the size of cell site sectors as displayed on a map. called 'Unspecified'. You can use the Network Explorer to view and edit the cellrefs file.com .5 Change the size of cell site sectors To display network information on a map window. Right-click on this item and choose Selected range's style to open the Style chooser dialog. for example CDMA_Cell. Set the Series attribute to be <tech>_Cell. This is especially useful if you are using multiple cell layers. Expand the new layer to show one item in the range.4. you must have your ‘cellrefs’ network information selected (using Tools. you would not need to select a data point—all data points would have a line to their neighbor cells.actix. click on Cell Sites to open the Sites/Cell Properties dialog.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 24 A solid line is drawn to the serving cell site. or WCDMA_Cell. 1 2 3 From the map window. such as Layer_type (recommended if available from your cellrefs file) or MCC. The cell site sectors will now change size to reflect your selection. Set the new font size as required and click OK. 4 5 6 www. If 'All datapoints' was selected in the Lines Configuration dialog. Preferences) before you can import it.

The lessons learned here will pay off when you use any other Actix engineering process. You may find it useful to create one or more workspaces to act as templates for future work sessions. You can save and reuse workspaces as necessary. During a worksession. Save these to your desktop. www. it is worth starting by examining the Analyzer interface.actix.com .1 The Analyzer interface Although there are many engineering processes that present a streamlined workflow approach. the application window may look something like this: 2 The arrangement of loaded help files and data display windows is called the current workspace.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 25 4 Basic data analysis 4. to understand the features provided by the product. so you can double-click them to start your solution with your preferred layouts.

2. www. In the example above. Loaded files are at the highest level. The only objects that you actually need to recognize are filenames. See how your data relates to the structure shown above. The exact structures and icons used depend on the data file The logfile name The data stream name An attribute Click on the symbols to open out and explore the data in your logfile. The Repository feature (see Loading large amounts of data on page 50) is more practical than using Open Logfile if you need to analyze many large logfiles. 2 4. either in a recognized format or imported in ASCII format. starting from zero). This also illustrates the many file formats available for use with Analyzer. which contains the 'SearcherMaxEnergy' data attribute. click the Open Logfile button to display the Open dialog. The name of each type of element is shown below. The 'CDMA' group contains the 'Pilot Sets' set. with devices and other data streams displayed at lower levels.2 Managing data Analyzer has several possibly ways that you can load data. Logfiles containing collected data from network operations can be loaded directly. Select an appropriate file.com .Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 26 4. the file 'MyFile1' contains a data stream called 'Qualcomm MDM 1900' (the number is the data stream number within the file.2.1 Load data files 1 2 From the main toolbar. data streams and data attributes.actix. A network data (‘cellref’) file can be loaded directly or imported through the Network Explorer function.2 Find and use data in the Attribute Explorer The Attribute Explorer window is a graphical display of all loaded data or log files and the data structure contained within each file. 4. Files of Type defaults to 'All Formats' but you can select a specific file type to look for. or loaded in a batch through the Repository mechanism.

table or spreadsheet—to examine the data in detail. www. 2 Enter search criteria about the required attributes into this panel.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 27 The logical tree-view layout of the Attribute Explorer allows you to drill down and identify all logged data. ‘<All Streams>’ is set by default.com . You can examine data streams using the Message Browser tool. chart. Searching for an attribute You may find it easier to locate attributes using the Find Attribute command. a map. ▫ • Direction: When ‘down’ is selected. Case Sensitive: Check this to search only for attributes where the case of the search string exactly matches the case of the attribute. which lets you enter all or part of the attribute's name or help description in a new Attribute Search dialog. • • • Find What: Enter some text which is part of the required attribute name. Select Tools. Otherwise. search for attributes where the search text is contained within the attribute name.actix. only search for attributes further up in the attribute tree from the currently selected attribute. Once you have located the appropriate data attribute. When ‘up’ is selected. you can open it in a data window—for example. Settings: ▫ Whole Word: Check this to search only for attributes where the search text exactly matches the whole attribute name. Stream: Select which stream of data should be searched. Find Attribute (or use the hotkey Ctrl + Shift + F) to add a search panel is added to the Attribute Explorer tree view pane. only search for attributes further down in the attribute tree from the currently selected attribute.

find the next matching attribute. Search results remain visible in the Search Results tab. find all matching attributes in the tree-view.com .2. The matching attributes are listed in the Search Results tab at the bottom of the Attribute Explorer. 2 Click Close Logfile.actix. This attribute is highlighted in the All tab at the bottom of the Attribute Explorer. 4.3 Delete data files To remove a data file from the Attribute Explorer 1 Right-click on the name of the logfile to display the Close Logfile option. The data file is now removed from the Attribute Explorer display.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 28 • • Find Next: Based on the current search criteria. www. Find All: Based on the current search criteria. 2 • Done: The search for attribute panel is closed.

shown on the right.3 Selecting analysis options From the Attribute Explorer panel. 2 Most analysis methods are activated in a similar way.actix.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 29 4.com . by right-clicking on an attribute or event and selecting from the menu: Queries have a different set of options: www. right-click on a stream or network image to produce a series of menu options. Most common features can be accessed in this way.

see the section Viewing attribute data on page 34. 'CDMA Distant Server Analysis'). ready for immediate use by staff of all levels of experience. The application packs are listed under the Analysis menu–which ones actually appear depend on the type of data file loaded.4 Viewing summary data The Attribute Explorer provides several ways in which you can examine summary or overview information on your loaded data.com .4.1 Solution reports Analyzer provides a set of pre-configured reports. comprehensive spreadsheet reports. Note that if you do not have a loaded data file. To open an application pack 1 Ensure that you have a data file loaded and that a valid CellRefs file has been set. Each technology has a different set of application packs. the Analysis menu option will be grayed-out. select an application pack (in this example. 2 From the Analysis menu. you can use the attribute views to examine the data in detail.actix. These application packs distil advanced analysis techniques into simple. each concentrating on a particular type of network analysis. 2 4. For more information. Once you have used the summary data views to identify problem areas. www.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 30 4.

www. To reset thresholds for a new analysis A number of the application pack reports use Custom Attributes. use the buttons at the bottom of the window to Save the report as a web-compatible HTML file set. 3 Use the top pane as necessary to narrow down the data in your selection. If you want to use another report. you need to re-run these Custom Attributes directly from the Custom Attribute Manager: • • Distance_Input EcIo_Threshold_Input You can now re-run the application pack. As required. this window opens: 2 The top pane shows a tree-view of the network structure against various statistics produced by the application pack. All reports appropriate to your selection are displayed under the Suggested tab.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 31 Once you select an application pack. 4 5 Double-click on a report icon to open the report window. This will report on all data selected in the upper tree-view panel. look under the All tab to view all reports available within the current application pack.com . To change the thresholds for a new analysis. A description of the reports contained within each application pack is also provided in this window.actix. Print the report to your printer or open the report in Excel using Show Excel Report.

2 • From the Attribute Explorer.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 32 4.actix.4. www. The Message Browser combines an event panel (sequentially listing call events) with a panel of Layer 3 messaging.2 The Message Browser The Message Browser differs from the previous data windows in that it only appears as a pop-up menu option at the data stream level in the Attribute Explorer. right-click on a data stream and select Display Message Browser.com . allowing you to pinpoint the root causes of problems.

com . The example shown here is the CDMA Signaling (Radio Interface) view. right-click on the data stream and select Protocol Stack Browser.actix. www.3 The Protocol Stack Browser The Protocol Stack Browser only appears as a pop-up menu option at the data stream level in the Attribute Explorer.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 33 4. 2 2 Now select the required browser view. Each view displays messaging and information appropriate to that view. 1 From the Attribute Explorer.4.

actix.5.1 View data in a Map 1 Use the pop-up menu to display the data attribute ('EcIo_1stBest' in this example) in a map window on a new layer.5 Viewing attribute data From the Attribute Explorer. the new attribute layer will be beneath the lowest site or cell layer.com . Experiment with the Zoom buttons. you can right-click any data attribute to display a suitable pop-up menu of options: 2 Select one of the display methods to opens the appropriate data display window. Click and drag the data around the map window. 2 3 4 Click on the Pan button. See the chapter Configuring your solution for more information on map layers. www. If there are no other attribute layers on this map. 4.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 34 4.

symbol or color of the data.actix. You can also change the size. apply offsets to an attribute or merge attributes for a multidimensional display. The attribute information is displayed on a new map layer directly above the previous attribute layer. 7 To hide a data series. which should then look similar to this: 2 Adding events (for example 'CallDropped') to the mapped data can help you see where problems are occurring. www. in the legend pane.com . See the online help for further details. To find out how to add background geographical and network information to map windows. 6 Drag another data attribute onto the map. click in the check box beside the series name. The map legend defines histogram ranges for charts.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 35 5 In the Attribute Explorer. open up the 'Event Data' set and drag an event (in this example the 'WeakPilotWarning' event) onto the map. see the chapter Configuring your solution.

www. Click on the Play buttons to move at a selectable multiple of real-time speed through the data (if Play by Time is selected – see below).5. some messages may be dropped as necessary to allow the data to be highlighted at the set speed. Step to first message in next bin.actix. Play by Message Play by Bin Step to next message.2 Replay the data With a drive test file. You can do this using the Replay control on the main toolbar: 2 Click on the Step buttons to move forwards and backwards by one message at a time. you may want to recreate the drive test by 'playing' through the data file from beginning to end. Replay all messages. Some messages will be ignored to maintain the replay speed.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 36 4. depending on the binning settings. The Select Options button allows you to set the replay mode: Mode Play by Time Play Replays message at the same rate as originally recorded. Step Step to next message. Replays bin-to-bin in sequence.com . The speed slider has no effect. The speed slider has no effect. Note that several clicks may be required before any change is visible on the Map. In this case.

Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 37 4. select Forms and select an appropriate StateForm (or. In a map window. select Display Form and then the form name). you can also view data attributes for the same data point by using Forms (also called StateForms). 1 From the View menu. right-click on a stream name. Here is an example: You can synchronize all views in other open data windows by clicking on the timeline in Navigator-type StateForms like this. www.3 View data in a Form While examining data on a map. from the Attribute Explorer.com . 2 2 The Form window now displays a variety of attributes based on the data point you selected.5.actix. click Select and select a data point.

Right-click on the form and select Stream Selector.axw) file for a scanner. www. See the online help for details on how to create your own forms. then select a form (. Right-click on the form and select Open File.com .Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 38 Other StateForms provide information for the currently selected point in the drive test: 2 3 4 5 If you have scanner data in your logfile. then the scanner stream. start another Form window.actix.

2 You can display more than one attribute on the same chart. 'EcIo_1stBest') in a chart window.com .actix.5. 3 On the chart. You can also zoom into selected areas of the chart by defining a frame for the zoom.4 View data in a Chart 1 From the Attribute Explorer window. click the upper left corner of the zooming rectangle. the attribute 'ForwardFER') and drag it onto the existing chart.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 39 4. and drag down to the lower right extent of the rectangle. 2 Select a second attribute that would make a useful comparison (in this example. use the pop-up menu to display a data attribute (in this example. www.

Use the right mouse button to pan and scroll around the chart window. not in the Y-axis.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 40 2 4 Release the mouse button to complete the zoom action: Note that the zoom only operates in the X-axis.com . but this time starting from the bottom. www. 5 6 Now return the chart its original state by dragging a box anywhere.actix.

actix. www. you can only pan in the Y-axis for the last attribute to be displayed on the chart.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 41 2 Although you can scroll in the X-axis for all attributes on the chart.com .

1 From the Attribute Explorer. 'DownLink Measurements > EcIo_1stBest') and select Display on Table. histogram and statistical data for the selected attribute.5 View data in a Table Tables let you examine the numeric series.com . See also the section Generate new reports on page 48. This opens the Table window: 2 2 Experiment with the other tabs in the window. 1 2 From the Attribute Explorer.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 42 4. www.5.6 View data in a Workbook Workbooks let you examine the data for the selected data attribute within a Microsoft Excel™ spreadsheet. 4. right-click on an attribute and select Display on Workbook to open the spreadsheet.actix.5. right-click on a data attribute (in this example.

all related map.com . and display an attribute in each. 1 From the map window. Note the other toolbar buttons for selecting data points. with a line appearing at the equivalent time on the chart: 2 www. so that when displaying the same data attribute in a map. chart or table windows also highlight the data point. Open a map and a chart window. 2 Now click on a data point on the map. You should see that the relevant parts of the map and the chart look as shown below.7 About synchronized data windows The data in each of these windows is synchronized.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 43 4. chart or table. click on Select. if you select a data point in one window.actix.5.

select Superstream to open the Superstreaming dialog. To superstream data from the reverse link and the forward link. In Actix Solutions. You can also use the All or None buttons to change the box settings of every listed data stream. select for example 'PN_Primary'. www.com . Click the Settings button. This lets you select attributes from each stream that correspond to one another.6 Integrating reverse/forward link (uplink/downlink) data The reverse link data from the switch or a protocol analyzer can be integrated with the drive-test data. 1 2 3 4 Ensure that you have loaded the two files that you want to synchronize into a superstream. This expands the dialog to show the Merge Method options. Highlight the uplink data stream. for example 'Cell_PN_Primary'. 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 From the attribute picker. select a suitable attribute. From the attribute picker button on the right. The superstream is now generated and appears in the Attribute Explorer. From the View menu. click the Correlated Parameters option. 11 Click OK. You can view data from the superstream in any of the standard data display windows. This lets you see how parameters such as EcIo behave at specific mobile locations.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 44 4. Check the box of each data stream that you want to combine to form a superstream. this technique of integrating data files is known as 'superstreaming'. Highlight the downlink data stream.actix. Change the superstream name from the default to something more meaningful. This dialog shows all currently available data streams.

2 Enter 'Poor Quality' as the name of the filter. you can create a query that returns statistics for a particular event—such as a dropped call—for a given window in time around that event.1 Create a filter This example query is designed to filter for poor quality in the data. 1 From the Attribute Explorer. Queries are created and edited from the Tools menu.7.7 Creating and using queries Actix Solutions provide a querying interface that lets you construct simple or complex expressions. www.com .actix. Analysis Manager option. The Filter Wizard opens. based on userdefined thresholds or the value of other expressions. This is useful when looking for data trends. As an example.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 45 4. You can create these query types: 2 • • • • • • • • • Filter queries Binned queries Histogram queries Statistical queries Crosstab queries Event queries You can also: Perform logical and arithmetic operators Save queries to a default Workspace Apply filters to queries 4. These expressions extract meaningful performance data. then Create a New Filter. right-click on a data stream and select Filter.

www.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 46 3 Click on the right-arrow of the attribute picker and select .actix. 6 Click OK to close the Wizard. 2 4 5 Set the filter operation to 'Greater than (>)'.com . for example. Set the threshold to '5'. CDMA > DownLink Measurements > ForwardFER.

actix.7.2 Filter the data You can turn on and off filters from the Attribute Explorer. 2 Example UMTS filter definitions are shown below: Poor Mobile Receive Power High Mobile Transmit Power Low Mobile Transmit Power High Mobile Receive Power Poor Ec/No High Ec/No CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet[0] < -95 dBm UeTransmittedPower > 0 dBm UeTransmittedPower < -30 dBm CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet[0] > -80 dBm CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet[0] < -15 dB CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet[0] > -8 dB www.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 47 4. just by clicking on them from the drop-down menu. Several default filters are provided to allow you to select the data that is displayed in the Workspace.com .

You can print from map and chart windows.actix. select Open Workbook and select an appropriate Excel template. This task assumes that there is an Excel template created from your Actix Solution that you can use to generate a report. www. polished report. see the online help for details of how to create one.com .8 Generating new reports You may want to create high-level management reports based on your collected data. but the Workbook function (using Microsoft Excel™) allows you to collate these views and perform other data analysis functions to produce an integrated. Select the data source that you want to view in the workbook report. If you do not have a report template. 1 From the Workbook menu.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 48 4. 2 2 3 Click Open.

and so on. www.com . 2 You can proceed to adapt the workbook. use other Excel tools on the data.actix.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 49 4 Click OK to process and display the data in the workbook.

and to load data into them. Data is loaded into the devices based on the stream name filter and stream type specified in the Define Devices page of the Repository Template Wizard. When a repository is open. Some of the Engineering Process modules use Repository Manager to store data but hide the details of creating repositories and loading data into them behind the task pages. it is displayed in the Open Repositories folder in the Attribute Explorer. for example. which has four devices. However.9 Loading large amounts of data with Repository Manager Repository Manager provides a mechanism for handling large amounts of data. and delete existing repositories. Analyzer includes features that advanced users can use to create new repositories directly. event and binned queries are supported. Having identified a broad problem area. and Handset Slot 3. to identify broad problem areas.actix. Note that only one repository can be open at any one time. Currently only crosstab. and to open.com . an engineer would often want to "drill down" into the sequential message data for the calls that dropped in that cell. such as a cell that has a high rate of dropped calls. Each device appears as a separate node under the repository. here is the Attribute Explorer showing a repository called Demo. respectively. called Scanner. close. by loading the results of queries into a relational database. which is implemented using Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Express Edition. An individual database is referred to as a repository. Repositories are typically used to provide a high-level overview of the state of a network. 2 www. in order to attempt to discover the actual cause of the problem.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 50 4. Handset Slot 1. Handset Slot 2. For example. This can be used.

1 Creating a new Repository Before you create the template. When you right-click an attribute or binned query in the Attribute Explorer. Sometimes each device might have a different list of attributes and queries and sometimes some or all of the devices might have the same lists. which provides useful features for exploring the summary views that the crosstab queries provide. queries.com .Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 51 Beneath each device in the Attribute Explorer.actix. choose Create Repository. The structure of the devices and their attributes.9. 4. www. you need to decide which template you to use. To create a new repository 1 From the Repository menu. 2 Typically an engineering process module that uses Repository Manager will retrieve crosstab data from the repository and display it in a table or chart embedded on the task page. and filters are defined by the template that was used to create the repository and cannot be changed after the repository has been created. When you right-click a crosstab or event query in the Attribute Explorer. you can see the attributes and queries that are part of that device. You can use an existing template or create one using the Repository Template Wizard. you have the option to open the Repository Statistics Explorer. you get options to display it on the Map and other binned data viewing components and to see its definition in the Attribute Help system.

If you want to open a repository when another one is already open. choose Open Repository. if you want to open the new repository after it has been created. Do one of the following: ▫ ▫ Click Create & Open. www.com . you need to close that repository first (as described in the section Closing a Repository). if you do not want to open the new repository immediately after it is created.2 Opening a Repository Note that only one repository can be open at any one time.9. Click Create.actix. 2 Select the repository you want to open and then click OK. 4. To open a repository 1 From the Repository menu.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 52 2 2 3 Select the Template on which you want to base the repository and enter a Name and Description.

Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 53 4.) character. When you select a file.com 5 6 7 . You can also remove files from the list by entering an expression into the Filter dialog box and then clicking Apply. 4 Use the Add Files button to select individual log files to load. Selecting a folder automatically selects all of the files in that folder and all of its subfolders and adds them to the list of files in the Load Data dialog box. This has features that make it easy to select individual files to load. The expression should use a combination of text and wildcard characters to specify the name patterns of the log files that you want to include.9. choose Load Data. Wildcard * ? Description Matches zero or more characters. and also to select multiple files based on their location and file names. 2 Locate the repository in the Open Repositories folder in the Attribute Explorer. 1 2 3 If necessary. Right-click the repository and from the shortcut menu. You can include multiple patterns using the semicolon (. This opens the Load Data dialog. Matches a single character. The following table provides details of the valid wildcard characters.actix. You can remove files from the list by selecting them individually or in groups (using Shift-click and Ctrl-click) and then clicking Remove. www. it is automatically added to the list of files in the center of the Load Data dialog box. select the Attribute Explorer tool to open the Attribute Explorer.3 Loading data into a Repository Before you can load data into a repository. Use the Add Folders button to select folders that contain log files to load. you need to open the repository (as described in the section Opening a Repository). This removes from the list all of the files that do not meet the filter expression.

When the file loading process has finished. www. because.log filename extension and all log files whose names contain the text "Friday" and that have an . Repository Manager displays a list showing each file and the results of the loading process.9. • • • Repository Manager will attempt to load all of the files in the list. 2 *08-??-2004*. 4.dat Clicking the Apply button applies the expression to the files listed in the box above. Right-click the repository and from the shortcut menu.log.sd5 filename extension. they are not valid log files. choose Close Repository.actix. Repository Manager will simply move on to the next file. Repository Manager does not reload files that have already been loaded into the repository.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 54 The next table contains some examples. 4.*Friday*. See Repository Template Wizard: Define Devices in the online help for more information. Locate the repository in the Open Repositories folder in the Attribute Explorer. select the Attribute Explorer tool to open the Attribute Explorer.dat filename extension and whose names contain the characters "08-" followed by any two characters and then followed by the characters "-2004". select the Attribute Explorer tool to open the Attribute Explorer. choose Display Loaded Files. 8 Notes: When the list reflects the files you want to load.9. Example *.4 Displaying a list of files loaded into the Repository 1 2 3 If necessary. Only files that have a . it is possible for a log file to be shown as OK when in fact none of its data was loaded into the repository because it did not meet any of the loading criteria defined for the devices or if it did.5 Closing a Repository 1 2 3 If necessary. Note that clearing the expression and clicking Apply again does not cancel any filtering that was applied earlier. If any of them cannot be loaded. the log file did not actually contain any of the attributes defined for those devices nor any data that matched the queries. click OK to start the loading process.sd5 Selects All files that have a . Right-click the repository and from the shortcut menu. For example. Locate the repository in the Open Repositories folder in the Attribute Explorer. for example. A result of OK means that the log file was successfully processed and does not necessarily mean that any of the data was actually loaded into the repository.com . In practice this could be used to select files whose names contain any date in August 2004 specified in the American short date style.

Use the Repository Template wizard to create templates that can then be used for creating repositories. otherwise you will not be able to add them to the template. add the queries.9. which specifies how the results are to be structured into data sources (devices) and which attributes and queries are to be included in each device. Before you start creating a template. 2 Click Next to open the Combine or Separate Data? page. www. Select the repository you want to delete and then click Delete.9. It does not delete any session files associated with the database. To create a new template 1 Open the Template Manager and then click New. This irreversibly deletes the database from disk. choose Delete Repository. The template defines the structure of the new repository. how that data is to be organized. This opens the Repository Template wizard's Welcome page. Start the Repository Template wizard from the Template Manager.7 Using the Repository Template Wizard When an empty repository is created.actix.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 55 4. 2 4. which lists the templates that already exist and also enables you to delete unwanted templates. etc. You can also use the Repository Template wizard to edit an existing repository template. If necessary.6 Deleting a Repository 1 2 From the Repository menu. what type of data it is to be used for. it is based on a template. and then start again. To open the Template Manager • From the Repository menu. close the Template Manager.com . make sure that all of the queries that you want to use in the template are already available in the Analysis Manager. choose Template Manager. Repository Manager stores the binned data for the attributes as described in Repository Binned Data.

Open the Template Manager. and then click Delete.actix. Note that you cannot delete templates that are supplied by Actix. www. and then click Edit.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 56 To edit an existing template • • Open the Template Manager. or that are within a package. select the template you want to delete. 2 To delete an unwanted template See the online help for more information.com . This takes you straight to the Combine or Separate Data? page. select the template you want to change.

Used for multiple cell layers.com .2.1 CDMA cell site parameters Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Actix Workspace Name CDMA_Site SiteName CDMA_Site SiteID CDMA_Site SiteLatitude CDMA_Site SiteLongitude CDMA_Cell Sector ID Can 1. Locates Site icons on the map. Base Station Power PN Offset CDMA_Cell EIRP CDMA_Cell PN MCC SID NID BID Layer type CDMA_Cell MCC CDMA_Cell SID CDMA_Cell NID CDMA_Cell BID Layer_type www. or a combination of site numbers CDMA_Cell Azimuth CDMA_Cell Beamwidth Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. Numeric identifier for the Site.3 etc. Mobile Country Code System Identity Network Identity Broadcast Identity Text that specifies which cell layer (for example. Locates Site icons on the map. purpose or status) that the site belongs to. Used in CDMA Toolkit calculations. Governs the shape of the sector 'wedge' on the map to reflect the beamwidth of the antenna deployed at the site. by technology.actix. 2 Azimuth Beamwidth Orients the sector icons on the map. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Cell site parameters 57 5 Cell site parameters 5. band. Base station power. lines to neighbor cells and to color sectors/sites on maps to reflect PN planning. used in CDMA Toolkit calculations.

Numeric identifier for the Site. comprising of a concatenation of the NCC and BCC values. Base station power Broadcast control channel.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Cell site parameters 58 5. Governs the radius of the sector 'wedge' icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the sector.3.2. 2 Latitude Longitude Sector Number GSM_Site Latitude GSM_Site Longitude GSM_Cell Sector ID Can be 1. Used for multiple cell layers. Locates Site icons on map. Base Station Power BCCH MNC MCC LAC CI BSIC Layer type GSM_Cell EIRP GSM_Cell BCCH GSM_Cell MNC GSM_Cell MCC GSM_Cell LAC GSM_Cell CI GSM_Cell BSIC Layer_type www. etc. Text that specifies which cell layer (for example. Mobile Network Code Mobile Color Code Location Area Code Cell ID value Base Station Identity Code.actix.com . by technology. purpose or status) that the site belongs to. Used as the linking column to associate the GSM_Site and GSM_Cell rows. Sector-specific ID information useful for display on maps.2 GSM / GPRS / EDGE cell site parameters Parameter Site Name Site Number Workspace Name GSM_Site_SiteName GSM_Site ID Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. or a combination of site numbers GSM_Cell Azimuth GSM_Cell Beamwith Azimuth Beamwidth Orients the sector icons on the map. band. Locates Site icons on map.

Used for determining likely serving and neighbor cells. band. A list of color codes separated by semicolons. Governs the shape of the sector 'wedge' icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the site. by technology. 2 Azimuth Beamwidth Orients the sector icons on the map.2. Digital Control Channel Digital Voice Color Code A list of traffic channels separated by semicolons. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps. Mobile Country Code Cell Identity Text that specifies which cell layer (for example. or a combination of site numbers IDEN_Cell Azimuth IDEN_Cell Beamwidth Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. Used for multiple cell layers. Locates Site icons on map. This list is designed to match the entries in the Color_Codes field. Base station power Common control channel.3 iDEN cell site parameters Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Workspace Name IDEN_Site_SiteName IDEN_SiteID IDEN_SiteLatitude IDEN_SiteLongitude IDEN_Cell Sector ID Can use 1.com .actix. Base Station Power CCCH Color Codes IDEN_Cell EIRP IDEN_Cell CCCH IDEN_Cell Color_Codes DCCH DVCC TCH_List IDEN_Cell DCCH IDEN_Cell DVCC IDEN_Cell TCH_List MCC CI Layer type IDEN_Cell MCC IDEN_Cell CI Layer_type www. Numeric identifier for the Site. This list is designed to match the entries in the TCH_List field. Used for determining likely serving and neighbor cells. Can be used to color the sector wedges.3.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Cell site parameters 59 5. etc. Locates Site icons on map. purpose or status) that the site belongs to.

Governs the shape of the sector “wedge” icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the site. Used for multiple cell layers. Locates site icons on map. 2 Azimuth Beamwidth EIRP SC MCC MNC LAC CI Neighbor List EIRP SC MCC MNC LAC CI WCDMANeighborList Layer Type LayerType www. Configurable text field that specifies which cell layer (for example. Numeric identifier for the site. The remaining parameters are optional.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Cell site parameters 60 5.com . Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power – for informational purposes only Used for cell site identification and to calculate lines to cells Mobile Country Code – for informational purposes only National Domain Code – for informational purposes only Location Area Code – for informational purposes only Cell Identity – for informational purposes only Used to define a pre-defined neighbor list for each cell.4 UMTS cell site parameters The parameters listed in bold in this table are required for cell data to function interactively with logged data in the main workspace.actix. Used during neighbor list recommendations analysis. Locates site icons on map. Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Azimuth Beamwidth Workspace Name SiteName SiteID Latitude Longitude Sector_ID Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. by technology. band or status) the site belongs to. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps (can be alpha or numeric) Orients the sector icons on the map.

45 Create Repository. 27 Forms feature. 12 Contents tab. 55 reverse and forward link data integration. 27 setting the binning method. 7 Open Logfile. 8 Create a New Filter. 32 Display on Table. 48 panning chart windows. 44 L Layer 3 messaging. 44 www. 51 Crosstab queries. 18 M C cellrefs. 18. 19 lines to cells. 34 Preferences dialog. 45 Annotations. online help. 18 O online help. 26 right-clicking on. 10 Statistical queries. 11 Excel templates. 34 searching for. 45 binning methods. 26 Open Repository. 12. 7 Favorites tab. 35 N Network Explorer. 5 Attribute Explorer. 20 applications. 42 distance binning. 48 geographical data. 26 data streams. 7 context help. 33 F R Favorites tab. 18 B Binned queries.com . 48 multidimensional display. 17 Microsoft Excel reports. 22 location binning. 34 G S generating reports. 18 Message Browser. 40 panning map windows. 45 Find Attribute. using the. 36 reports. 50 Repository Template Wizard. 24 D data attributes. 20 message binning. 25 filenames. 53 attribute help. 37 Replay feature.actix. 32 message filtering. online help. 17. 27. Workspace Explorer. 7 searching for attributes. online help. 32 Layer Control dialog. 8 attributes. 8 Histogram queries. 27 2 I Index tab. 42 Display on Workbook. 26 superstreaming.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Index 61 6 Index A Analysis Manager. 7 integrating data files. 52 Open Workbook. 26 Filter queries. online help. 44 right-clicking on attributes. 48 Repository Manager. context. 55 Display Message Browser. 16. 45 Search tab. 48 P E engineering process. 26 Delete Repository. 19 starting Actix Software. 19 H help. 45 MapInfo data types. 19 Protocol Stack Browser. 45 streams.

43 viewing data in maps. using.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Index 62 synchronized data. 25 2 U UMTS cell site parameters.actix. 60 workbook reports. 18 W WCDMA cell site parameters. 34 T tables. 47 Z zooming chart windows. 42 workspace. 39 zooming map windows. 42 Template Manager. 39 www. 60 UMTS filters. using. 48 workbooks. 34 V viewing data in charts.com . 55 time-based binning.

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