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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........6 INTEGRATING REVERSE/FORWARD LINK (UPLINK/DOWNLINK) DATA ........9...........59 5.......................................60 6 INDEX.....................47 4.......48 4.....................................4 UMTS CELL SITE PARAMETERS .............................. 57 5........................................58 5.actix.........................................7 Using the Repository Template Wizard.............9...............7 About synchronized data windows ...........................................9 LOADING LARGE AMOUNTS OF DATA WITH REPOSITORY MANAGER .....8 GENERATING NEW REPORTS ...........................................................53 4........9.5...4...........................3 Loading data into a Repository ........5.....2 GSM / GPRS / EDGE CELL SITE PARAMETERS .................55 4....7....................................................................1 Creating a new Repository .............. 61 www.45 4...........................................................................................51 4..........................................................9..........50 4.............................................................6 Deleting a Repository........................................................2 Opening a Repository..........9..........................54 4..................................................................7 CREATING AND USING QUERIES ...com ....52 4........................................9.....................54 4................................................................................................................4 Displaying a list of files loaded into the Repository ......2 Filter the data ..............9......................6 View data in a Workbook ..............................................................5 Closing a Repository ...............................42 4......3 IDEN CELL SITE PARAMETERS .......................1 Create a filter .........7.........55 2 5 CELL SITE PARAMETERS ................45 4................57 5.....44 4................................43 4.................1 CDMA CELL SITE PARAMETERS ...........................................................................................

com . so you can be productive with your solution right from the start. Not every product function is described—just the core information.Actix Radioplan Getting Started March 2008 Guide Getting Started with Actix Analyzer 5 1 Getting Started with Actix Analyzer 1. Note that when you see a word appear like this in the text. it refers to a menu selection.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. 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. Preferences would indicate the ‘Preferences’ command available from the ‘Tools’ menu. Command line input or details of text files are shown like this: Setup /V”<msiexec commands>” For a detailed understanding of your solution. For example: Tools.1 About this guide The format of this guide is to show you Analyzer's basic features. see the online help. button or hyperlink that you can select in the application’s user interface. you should attend a full Actix training or workshop session. For detailed information on other areas of the product.actix. 1. These can be tailored exclusively to your individual or corporate requirements.

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

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

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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
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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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on the principle that once you understand how these tools work. Checking the box at the bottom of the screen also lets you bypass this screen and go straight to your selected engineering process. www. Your selected engineering process will not work correctly until you have configured your solution. Analyzer Classic lets you use Analyzer in free analysis mode – that is.1 Choosing an Engineering Process After starting your Actix Solution.com . you will bypass this screen and go straight to the entry screen for that process. choose how you want to proceed by selecting an engineering process. 2 This guide is concerned with how to use these tools.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Starting your solution 11 2. If in future you want to display this screen. the use of the other engineering processes will appear very straightforward. you can use Analyzer’s comprehensive set of data-analysis tools to investigate any message or attribute of interest within your logged data.actix. If you only have one engineering process on your license. from the File menu select Start New Engineering Process. However. Most engineering processes guide you through a series of predefined analyses and reports that encapsulate sophisticated radio engineering decision-making knowledge.

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. If you manually create a cellrefs file.actix. This data is then stored in a text file called cellrefs.1. this line is added automatically.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. you must have this as the first line: . You can also use the Network Explorer to browse and edit loaded network information.#NetworkData – datafile If you import the file using the Network Explorer. 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. The data may come from a network database or a planning tool configuration file.2 Import cell site data for the first time Once you have obtained your cell site database in tab-delimited format. 2 3.txt.1. your Actix Solution will be able to import the data. As long as the data is in a tabular format with one row for each sector. and could have been produced from a planning tool: www. you are ready to open the Network Explorer and import the site information. possibly exported from a planning tool.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 12 3 Configuring your solution 3.com .1 Obtain site data in tabular format In order to import cell site data from your own network. 3.

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. select Import. then Import From New Template to open the Import dialog. www.actix. 2 2 On the toolbar.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 13 1 From the Cells menu. 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).com . The left panel contains a tree view of the network element data. The Network Explorer display consists of two panels. Select the appropriate export data file from your planning tool and click Open to display the Custom Import Wizard. select Network Explorer.

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

ID. all Beamwidths could be set to 65 degrees. When the cellrefs file is updated. 15 The window shown below is now displayed.actix. www.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. as well as a folder containing <tech> Cell Elements. 9 Repeat for each of the fields in the Cell node. latitude and longitude of the site will appear. Display New Map.com . 14 Close the Network Explorer window by clicking the 'X' at the upper right hand corner. view a new map by selecting View. 12 Double-click on any site name in the right hand pane. Drill into the <tech> Cell Elements folder and examine the values corresponding to each sector. 2 10 Click Finish when all the columns have been assigned. The new cell information will be added at the bottom of the existing list in the Network Element editor. including the column-by-column parameter assignment. 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. 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 Yes to overwrite the old settings ('No' would append this information to your existing network data): 16 After closing the Network Explorer. For example. 13 To keep the formatted site information. The Name. A description of each of these parameters and their use is given in the appropriate technology table in the Cell site parameters chapter . click Save.

3 Set a network information file 1 From the Tools menu. <tech>_Site… to zoom the map to the appropriate location. 3.1.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 16 2 17 If cell icons do not appear on the map.actix.com . right click on the map and select Zoom. Go to Layer. 18 Set the cells to be labeled by an appropriate parameter for the technology (for example. SC for UMTS). select Preferences to open the Preferences dialog: www.

a threshold is available for too many servers.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. if the threshold is set to 5 dB. To load all messages in the data 1 Within your Actix Solution. 2 3 Under the heading Load Speed Default. select Load All. Click OK to accept the changes.3.actix. 3. In the example below. select Preferences to open the Preferences dialog. 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). 2 3 Click OK to close the Preferences dialog.1 Message filtering at load time By default. 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). 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. You may now want to close and restart your Actix Solution for the change to take effect. 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. To modify the value. This file must be in the Actix 'cellrefs' format.3 Configuring data aggregation 3.com . from the Tools menu. In other words. www.2 Modifying event detection threshold values You can modify threshold values for event detection using the Tools menu Display Thresholds command. 3.

measurement parameters. The aggregation method used to create one bin from many data points depends on the type of parameter. such as dropped calls and handovers. Note that message binning should be usually only set to ‘1’. Events. are binned by averaging all component measurements into one data point. This mode is commonly used for drive-test analyses when viewing on a map to ensure plot points are evenly spaced. time binning. There are four methods for determining how to divide data into bins: message binning. distance binning. such as UTRA_CarrierRSSI and UetransmittedPower. Actix Solutions aggregate logged data into groups called bins. Time-based binning combines data in the time domain using a user specified duration for the bin. This can be used when examining several drive files crossing over the same geographic area. Location binning is like overlaying a spatial grid on top of the data with a user-definable granularity. and location binning.3.2 Binning methods In order to provide a reasonably small number of data points from both a computing and an analysis perspective.If the number of messages to be averaged is set to 1. This method is often used for superstreams (see the online help for more information).Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 18 3. www. a bin is given the most frequently occurring value (the mode) among the component measurements. For network state parameters.com . Message binning . For example. are binned by the number of events occurring within the component measurements.actix. Distance binning combines data into bins corresponding to the distance traveled by the test mobile. Grid (not seen) Drive Routes All points in this box will be binned together to produce one plotted point. such as Scrambling codes. 2 The diagram above looks at a one-second bin. each message is placed into its own bin with the net result of no averaging of the data. The speed of travel during logging will affect how many log files you see in a certain area.

2 3 3.tab) data to present data analyses on map backdrops.com . 2 Under the heading Binning. All layers in the map from top to bottom. Drag a data attribute from the Attribute Explorer into the map window.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 19 To change the binning method 1 Within your Actix Solution.tab) files. with the top layer currently selected Create.1 Set up map backgrounds and layers This section shows you how to load MapInfo tabular (. from the Tools menu. with Time (ms) set to 1000.4 Configuring map views 3. select the appropriate Binning Mode. A typical setting for viewing drive test data would be to select Time binning. click Add to open the Open Layer dialog. 1 2 3 Create a new map by selecting View. Select one or more MapInfo Map (.4. Click OK to accept the changes. select Preferences to open the Preferences dialog. 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. Click the Layers button to open the Layer Control dialog. www. Display New Map. click on the box again to clear it) 4 5 In the Layers box.actix.

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. and by the type of data contained in the file.tab file in the layer list. 0° latitude.actix. The top of the layer list represents the uppermost layer in this map window. so you will need to arrange the map view to display the new map. 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 . In a new Actix installation. Click Close and return to the map view.com . the map location defaults to 0° longitude. the abbreviated US state name and/or county name). www. 7 8 Click Up and Down to move 'examplemap' to the bottom and 'Annotations' to the top.

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

2 Label Style 3. 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.actix.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.4. click the Layers button to open the Layer Control dialog. 4 Check Display within Zoom range and enter '0' for Min Zoom and '10' for Max Zoom. 1 2 3 From the map window. Select the position of the label relative to the data point. font. Click Display to open the Display Properties dialog. www.4 Show Lines to Cells on a map 1 From the map window. click the Layers button to open the Layer Control dialog. Set the maximum number of labels that can be shown on the map. The offset is measured in points (as used for fonts).com . Set the offset of the label in the X or Y direction. Select a particular layer. This helps to minimize map clutter.4. Defines the appearance of the label text in terms of color. Set the highest zoom level at which labels will be displayed. Set the font style for the label. size and other effects.

and click OK.com . Zoom In on data points near a cell site. 2 4 5 Set the Lines draw mode to 'Selection'.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 23 2 3 Select the appropriate cells layer. then Yes. and use Select to pick a data point. Click Lines to open the Lines Configuration dialog. www. 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. Click OK to close the Layer Control dialog.

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

You may find it useful to create one or more workspaces to act as templates for future work sessions.com . to understand the features provided by the product. www. Save these to your desktop. 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. You can save and reuse workspaces as necessary. so you can double-click them to start your solution with your preferred layouts. During a worksession.actix. it is worth starting by examining the Analyzer interface. The lessons learned here will pay off when you use any other Actix engineering process.1 The Analyzer interface Although there are many engineering processes that present a streamlined workflow approach.

2 Managing data Analyzer has several possibly ways that you can load data. either in a recognized format or imported in ASCII format. A network data (‘cellref’) file can be loaded directly or imported through the Network Explorer function. The only objects that you actually need to recognize are filenames. the file 'MyFile1' contains a data stream called 'Qualcomm MDM 1900' (the number is the data stream number within the file. data streams and data attributes.2. Loaded files are at the highest level. click the Open Logfile button to display the Open dialog.1 Load data files 1 2 From the main toolbar. In the example above. with devices and other data streams displayed at lower levels. Select an appropriate file. Files of Type defaults to 'All Formats' but you can select a specific file type to look for.actix. www. which contains the 'SearcherMaxEnergy' data attribute. The name of each type of element is shown below. or loaded in a batch through the Repository mechanism.com . This also illustrates the many file formats available for use with Analyzer. starting from zero). See how your data relates to the structure shown above. The 'CDMA' group contains the 'Pilot Sets' set. Logfiles containing collected data from network operations can be loaded directly.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. 4.2. 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.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 26 4. 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. 2 4.

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

The data file is now removed from the Attribute Explorer display. 2 Click Close Logfile. www. This attribute is highlighted in the All tab at the bottom of the Attribute Explorer.2. Search results remain visible in the Search Results tab.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. find the next matching attribute. find all matching attributes in the tree-view. 2 • Done: The search for attribute panel is closed. The matching attributes are listed in the Search Results tab at the bottom of the Attribute Explorer. Find All: Based on the current search criteria.com . 4.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 28 • • Find Next: Based on the current search criteria.actix.

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

you can use the attribute views to examine the data in detail. Each technology has a different set of application packs. ready for immediate use by staff of all levels of experience. 2 From the Analysis menu. 'CDMA Distant Server Analysis'). The application packs are listed under the Analysis menu–which ones actually appear depend on the type of data file loaded.4. the Analysis menu option will be grayed-out.4 Viewing summary data The Attribute Explorer provides several ways in which you can examine summary or overview information on your loaded data. For more information. These application packs distil advanced analysis techniques into simple. 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. comprehensive spreadsheet reports. Once you have used the summary data views to identify problem areas.1 Solution reports Analyzer provides a set of pre-configured reports.actix. each concentrating on a particular type of network analysis.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 30 4. select an application pack (in this example. www. see the section Viewing attribute data on page 34. 2 4.com .

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

actix. allowing you to pinpoint the root causes of problems.com . right-click on a data stream and select Display Message Browser.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. 2 • From the Attribute Explorer. www. The Message Browser combines an event panel (sequentially listing call events) with a panel of Layer 3 messaging.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 32 4.4.

Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 33 4.3 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. Each view displays messaging and information appropriate to that view.4. www.com . The example shown here is the CDMA Signaling (Radio Interface) view. 2 2 Now select the required browser view.actix. 1 From the Attribute Explorer. right-click on the data stream and select Protocol Stack Browser.

com . 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. 4. the new attribute layer will be beneath the lowest site or cell layer. Experiment with the Zoom buttons. www.actix.5 Viewing attribute data From the Attribute Explorer. If there are no other attribute layers on this map. Click and drag the data around the map window.5. 2 3 4 Click on the Pan button.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 34 4. See the chapter Configuring your solution for more information on map layers.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.

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

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. Replay all messages. 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. In this case. Step to first message in next bin.actix. depending on the binning settings. Replays bin-to-bin in sequence. The speed slider has no effect.2 Replay the data With a drive test file.com . Note that several clicks may be required before any change is visible on the Map. you may want to recreate the drive test by 'playing' through the data file from beginning to end. Some messages will be ignored to maintain the replay speed.5. The speed slider has no effect. Step Step to next message. 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).Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 36 4. some messages may be dropped as necessary to allow the data to be highlighted at the set speed. Play by Message Play by Bin Step to next message. www.

actix. you can also view data attributes for the same data point by using Forms (also called StateForms). right-click on a stream name.3 View data in a Form While examining data on a map. 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.com . select Display Form and then the form name). 1 From the View menu. 2 2 The Form window now displays a variety of attributes based on the data point you selected. select Forms and select an appropriate StateForm (or.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 37 4.5. from the Attribute Explorer. In a map window. click Select and select a data point. www.

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.actix. then the scanner stream. Right-click on the form and select Open File. www.com . Right-click on the form and select Stream Selector. start another Form window.axw) file for a scanner. See the online help for details on how to create your own forms. then select a form (.

Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 39 4. www. 'EcIo_1stBest') in a chart window. and drag down to the lower right extent of the rectangle. the attribute 'ForwardFER') and drag it onto the existing chart.5.4 View data in a Chart 1 From the Attribute Explorer window.com . 3 On the chart. click the upper left corner of the zooming rectangle. You can also zoom into selected areas of the chart by defining a frame for the zoom. 2 You can display more than one attribute on the same chart. 2 Select a second attribute that would make a useful comparison (in this example.actix. use the pop-up menu to display a data attribute (in this example.

5 6 Now return the chart its original state by dragging a box anywhere.com . Use the right mouse button to pan and scroll around the chart window. but this time starting from the bottom.actix.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. not in the Y-axis. www.

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. you can only pan in the Y-axis for the last attribute to be displayed on the chart.com . www.actix.

1 From the Attribute Explorer. histogram and statistical data for the selected attribute.5 View data in a Table Tables let you examine the numeric series. This opens the Table window: 2 2 Experiment with the other tabs in the window. right-click on a data attribute (in this example. right-click on an attribute and select Display on Workbook to open the spreadsheet.com . 1 2 From the Attribute Explorer. 'DownLink Measurements > EcIo_1stBest') and select Display on Table.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 42 4. See also the section Generate new reports on page 48.6 View data in a Workbook Workbooks let you examine the data for the selected data attribute within a Microsoft Excel™ spreadsheet.actix.5.5. 4. www.

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

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

then Create a New Filter.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 45 4. www. 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. based on userdefined thresholds or the value of other expressions.actix. Analysis Manager option. These expressions extract meaningful performance data.1 Create a filter This example query is designed to filter for poor quality in the data. Queries are created and edited from the Tools menu. 1 From the Attribute Explorer. The Filter Wizard opens.com . This is useful when looking for data trends. As an example. right-click on a data stream and select Filter.7 Creating and using queries Actix Solutions provide a querying interface that lets you construct simple or complex expressions.7. 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.

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

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. Several default filters are provided to allow you to select the data that is displayed in the Workspace. just by clicking on them from the drop-down menu.2 Filter the data You can turn on and off filters from the Attribute Explorer.com .actix.7.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 47 4.

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

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

actix. close. for example. such as a cell that has a high rate of dropped calls. and Handset Slot 3. However.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 50 4. here is the Attribute Explorer showing a repository called Demo. event and binned queries are supported. An individual database is referred to as a repository. which is implemented using Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Express Edition. This can be used. Each device appears as a separate node under the repository. in order to attempt to discover the actual cause of the problem. Repositories are typically used to provide a high-level overview of the state of a network. called Scanner. to identify broad problem areas. Handset Slot 2.9 Loading large amounts of data with Repository Manager Repository Manager provides a mechanism for handling large amounts of data. it is displayed in the Open Repositories folder in the Attribute Explorer. 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. Note that only one repository can be open at any one time. which has four devices. and to open. Handset Slot 1. Currently only crosstab. and delete existing repositories. 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. Having identified a broad problem area. by loading the results of queries into a relational database. 2 www. For example. respectively. an engineer would often want to "drill down" into the sequential message data for the calls that dropped in that cell.com . Analyzer includes features that advanced users can use to create new repositories directly. When a repository is open.

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. 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.com . When you right-click a crosstab or event query in the Attribute Explorer.1 Creating a new Repository Before you create the template. You can use an existing template or create one using the Repository Template Wizard. www. When you right-click an attribute or binned query in the Attribute Explorer. you need to decide which template you to use. To create a new repository 1 From the Repository menu. 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. you can see the attributes and queries that are part of that device. you have the option to open the Repository Statistics Explorer.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 51 Beneath each device in the Attribute Explorer. choose Create Repository. The structure of the devices and their attributes.9. 4.actix. queries. and filters are defined by the template that was used to create the repository and cannot be changed after the repository has been created. which provides useful features for exploring the summary views that the crosstab queries provide.

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.9. To open a repository 1 From the Repository menu. choose Open Repository. Do one of the following: ▫ ▫ Click Create & Open. If you want to open a repository when another one is already open. you need to close that repository first (as described in the section Closing a Repository). Click Create.actix.com . www. 4. 2 Select the repository you want to open and then click OK.2 Opening a Repository Note that only one repository can be open at any one time. if you do not want to open the new repository immediately after it is created. if you want to open the new repository after it has been created.

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

If any of them cannot be loaded.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 54 The next table contains some examples. choose Display Loaded Files. select the Attribute Explorer tool to open the Attribute Explorer.actix.dat filename extension and whose names contain the characters "08-" followed by any two characters and then followed by the characters "-2004".log.log filename extension and all log files whose names contain the text "Friday" and that have an . click OK to start the loading process. Locate the repository in the Open Repositories folder in the Attribute Explorer. When the file loading process has finished. In practice this could be used to select files whose names contain any date in August 2004 specified in the American short date style. www. 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. 4. See Repository Template Wizard: Define Devices in the online help for more information.*Friday*.sd5 filename extension. 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.sd5 Selects All files that have a .5 Closing a Repository 1 2 3 If necessary. Locate the repository in the Open Repositories folder in the Attribute Explorer. For example.com .dat Clicking the Apply button applies the expression to the files listed in the box above. Repository Manager will simply move on to the next file. choose Close Repository. 2 *08-??-2004*. • • • Repository Manager will attempt to load all of the files in the list.4 Displaying a list of files loaded into the Repository 1 2 3 If necessary. Right-click the repository and from the shortcut menu. Right-click the repository and from the shortcut menu.9. Example *. select the Attribute Explorer tool to open the Attribute Explorer. Only files that have a . Note that clearing the expression and clicking Apply again does not cancel any filtering that was applied earlier. they are not valid log files. 4.9. Repository Manager displays a list showing each file and the results of the loading process. 8 Notes: When the list reflects the files you want to load. because. the log file did not actually contain any of the attributes defined for those devices nor any data that matched the queries. for example. Repository Manager does not reload files that have already been loaded into the repository.

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

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

2 Azimuth Beamwidth Orients the sector icons on the map. Locates Site icons on the map. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps.com . Numeric identifier for the Site. by technology.3 etc. 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.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. Base station power. Used in CDMA Toolkit calculations. used in CDMA Toolkit calculations. Locates Site icons on the map. Mobile Country Code System Identity Network Identity Broadcast Identity Text that specifies which cell layer (for example.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Cell site parameters 57 5 Cell site parameters 5. band.actix. Governs the shape of the sector 'wedge' on the map to reflect the beamwidth of the antenna deployed at the site. or a combination of site numbers CDMA_Cell Azimuth CDMA_Cell Beamwidth Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map.2. purpose or status) that the site belongs to. lines to neighbor cells and to color sectors/sites on maps to reflect PN planning. Used for multiple cell layers.

Used as the linking column to associate the GSM_Site and GSM_Cell rows. Sector-specific ID information useful for display on maps. or a combination of site numbers GSM_Cell Azimuth GSM_Cell Beamwith Azimuth Beamwidth Orients the sector icons on the map.2.2 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.3. Mobile Network Code Mobile Color Code Location Area Code Cell ID value Base Station Identity Code.com . by technology.actix. Locates Site icons on map. band. 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. Locates Site icons on map. Base station power Broadcast control channel. purpose or status) that the site belongs to.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Cell site parameters 58 5. etc. 2 Latitude Longitude Sector Number GSM_Site Latitude GSM_Site Longitude GSM_Cell Sector ID Can be 1. Used for multiple cell layers. Numeric identifier for the Site. comprising of a concatenation of the NCC and BCC values. Text that specifies which cell layer (for example. Governs the radius of the sector 'wedge' icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the sector.

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

Configurable text field that specifies which cell layer (for example.actix. Locates site icons on map. Locates site icons on map. Used during neighbor list recommendations analysis. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps (can be alpha or numeric) Orients the sector icons on the map. Used for multiple cell layers.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. Numeric identifier for the site. 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. by technology.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Cell site parameters 60 5. Governs the shape of the sector “wedge” icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the site. band or status) the site belongs to. 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. 2 Azimuth Beamwidth EIRP SC MCC MNC LAC CI Neighbor List EIRP SC MCC MNC LAC CI WCDMANeighborList Layer Type LayerType www.com . The remaining parameters are optional.

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

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

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