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MoP: LTE-800 Installation and Commissioning


Mobily- central, north and east regions
Mobily-L800 scope

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Version, status 4, MoP V4
Date 17-10-2018
Owner Athul.S
Function RAN Technical Support Engineer
Reviewer Mohammed Fasi, RAN technical Support Engineer
Approver-1, Function Imran Sheikh, Technical Manager
Approver-2, Function Aamir Imam, Project Manager

Doc Location Published. Document should be available with all the teams
involved in the project.
Change History

Version Status Date Handled by Comments

1 Draft 01-10-2018 Athul.S Initial draft for comments.

2 First review 15-10-2018 Athul.S ++ diagrams, diplexer information, updates on


completed antenna strategies

3 Second review 16-10-2018 Athul.S ++Document updates, procedure updates,


completed antenna strategy pictures

4 Second review- 17-10-2018 Athul.S Updates on pre-MDT procedure


minor updates

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 3

1.1 Know your new FRMF RF Module. ....................................................................................... 3


1.2 AirScale baseband distribution in Mobily .......................................................................... 5
2 Connecting DC Power Cables to new FRMF RFM ............................................................. 6

2.1 Updated Power design......................................................................................................... 6


2.2 Power cable thickness and Fuse calculation. .................................................................... 6
3 FRMF Installation .................................................................................................................. 8

3.1 RFM Installation scenarios ................................................................................................... 8


4 AirScale System Module baseband expansion ................................................................. 12

4.1 Installing ABIA PIU to the existing AMIA rack .................................................................... 12


5 RP3 Interface of the FRMF RFM .......................................................................................... 14

5.1 Connecting the optical cables to the ABIA PIU ................................................................ 14


5.2 Locating the RF Interfaces .................................................................................................. 14
5.3 SFPs used .............................................................................................................................. 15
6 Antenna Line Connectivity and Various Strategies ......................................................... 16

6.1 Antenna Strategy # 1 ........................................................................................................... 16


6.2 Antenna Strategy # 2 ........................................................................................................... 17
6.3 Antenna Strategy # 3 ........................................................................................................... 18
6.4 Antenna line connectivity for L800 with diplexers .......................................................... 19
6.5 Dual-band Combiner (Diplexer) used ................................................................................ 19
7 Know your new Penta-Band Antenna ................................................................................ 21

7.1 Port Allocation to Each RAT ................................................................................................ 22


8 Remote Electrical Tilt ........................................................................................................... 23

8.1 Manual adjustment of the Electrical Tilt, Locally ............................................................. 23


8.2 RET Connectivity and Configuration .................................................................................. 24
8.3 Mapping the RETs using the BTS Site Manager................................................................ 25
9 MDT Procedure ..................................................................................................................... 27

9.1 Antenna Swap and L800 module installation MDT.......................................................... 27


9.2 L800 Activation MDT............................................................................................................ 29
10 Appendix ................................................................................................................................ 30

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1 Introduction
The 800MHz band is the spectrum that was started to use in telecom in early 2013. Earlier it
was used to provide analogue terrestrial TV, but has been freed up since the big Digital
switchover. It is a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, or frequency band, that
encompasses 790–862MHz. While it doesn't provide the same data capacity (or quality) as the
2.6GHz band, the 800MHz frequency can easily travel over long distances and will be used to
provide broadband speeds to long distanced areas. Being low frequency, it is also better at
penetrating walls than the 2.6GHz or 1800MHz bands, so it will provide an improved signal to
indoor UEs.

The new FRMF RFM module will be added on top of the existing FDD BTS to realize the L800
service in Mobily-KSA network. Existing FDD is powered by Airscale base-band unit, FXED and
FRGU RF Modules, creating a 4T4R radio part in 1800MHz and 2100MHz bands of the spectrum.

1.1 Know your new FRMF RF Module.

The FRMF is introduced by LTE2547/SR000997: FRMF Flexi RFM 6-pipe 800 360W. Familiarize
yourselves with the FRMF interface from the below figure.

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The functional specification of the FRMF RFM is provided in the below table.

The AISG2.0 for ALDs is supported via antenna ports ANT-1,3,5 and RET port: AISG2.0. The
nominal supply voltage is -48V DC, with the standard tolerance range. FRMF RFM in 2T2R
configuration at 40W will consume 985W of power, at ideal voltage and room temperature
conditions.

The FRMF RFM can be installed on floor/stack, pole, wall or in a 19” cabinet. In our case, it will be
installed on a FMFA plinth supported by FPKA Flexi pole kits.

NOTE:

It is not permitted to install not more than 2 RFMS (inside EMHA casing) on one FMFA plinth.
However, it is permitted to install more RFMs on the FPKA pair, by adding more FMFA to the
setup.

NOTE:

The minimum startup voltage is 40.5 V DC. If the input voltage is below/beyond extended
limits, unit might shut down.

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1.2 AirScale baseband distribution in Mobily

ABIA for
connecting
L800 RFM

ABIA for
connecting
FDD 1800
and 2100
RFMs

NOTE:

SRAN port distribution is not shown in the above diagram.

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2 Connecting DC Power Cables to new FRMF


RFM
This topic deals with the schematic diagram on how to connect the DC power cable to the new FRMF RFM.

Before you start

Make sure that the following has been completed:


• Connecting the grounding cables to the Nokia AirScale System Module

2.1 Updated Power design

2.2 Power cable thickness and Fuse calculation.

Assumptions:

• Typical power considered for baseband power consumption


• 100% RF load considered for radio unit’s power consumption
• The indoor FPFC/FPFH is equipped with the AirScale base band, TDD RFMs and new
L800 RFM

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Calculation:

Total power consumed Total power consumed Power consumed by


by all the units = by the existing units + the FRMF at 40W
connected to connected to (2T2R)
FPFC/FPFH FPFC/FPFH

For 8T8R sites,


Total power on FPFC/FPFH after adding FRMF:
= 2205 + 985
= 3190 W
Max current at ideal voltage = 66A

For 4T4R sites,


Total power on FPFC/FPFH after adding FRMF:
= 1599 + 985
= 2584
Max Current at ideal voltage = 54A

Thus, the existing 80A fuse/CB and the 25mm2 power cable is sufficient to feed the Airscale BB, TDD RFMs
and the new L800 RFM FRMF.

NOTE:

If the L800 carrier power is increased above 40W, the power consumption will increase,
and the above calculations are not valid.

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3 FRMF Installation
3.1 RFM Installation scenarios

The LTE will be having a Feederless environment, which is accomplished by installing the RFMs
at the mast head. The FDD RFMs will be mounted on poles using FMFA (Flexi mounting kit for
floor, pole & wall), FPKA (Flexi pole kit) and EMHA (Flexi module casing) kits. A new set of FPKA
kits, FMFA and EMHA are provided along with the FRMF, which can be used to install the L800
RFM at the mast head.

Depending on the space availability on the tower, the L800 RFM set can be mounted on

• Same pole (top and bottom of the pole)


• Different pole

The EMHA, the FMFA and the FPKA kits are detailed in the below diagrams.

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Scenario- 1
FPKA
EMHA Casing-2
EMHA Casing-1
EMHA Casing-4

EMHA Casing-3

FMFA
FMFA

FPKA

In this case, a new pole should be selected


for installing the FRMF using a new set of
Typical installation of FDD RFMs on a single
FPKAs, FMFA and EMHA.
pole, using 2 FMFAs. Only 1800 and 2100
RFMs are shown here. The existing FMFAs are completely occupied
and cannot be used for accommodating new
FRMF

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Scenario-2* FPKA

FRMF in New EMHA Casing


*: To be applied only if

EMHA Casing-RF3
the scenario-1 cannot
EMHA Casing-RF1
EMHA Casing-RF2

be applied because of
FMFA

FMFA
space limitation

FPKA One of the FMFA is having space to


Pole-1 accommodate the new FRMF. It is not
mandatory to use the new set of FMFA and
FPKA in this case.

Existing
Scenario-3 FPKA

*: To be applied only if
the scenario-1 cannot
Existing EMHA Casing-RF1
Existing EMHA Casing-RF2

FRMF in New EMHA Casing

be applied because of
Existing FMFA

space limitation
New FMFA

In this case, the existing FPKA can


FPKA
accommodate the new FMFA and EMHA
casing which houses the FRMF RFM.
Pole

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NOTES:

• Make sure all the necessary mounting screws are tightened with the right torque (25Nm)
• The RF modules must be grounded to the plinth (FMFA) using 6-10 mm2 grounding cables.
• The FPFC/FPFH must be grounded to the main grounding point (main bus bar on the tower) using
a 16mm2 grounding cable.
• Always make sure that the busbar on the mast head is properly terminated to the ground.
• All the grounding cables should be connected and verified before powering up the RF modules
or FPFC/FPFH power module.
• If the grounding mechanism is inoperative or stolen, it should to be reported with appropriate
photographs before the start of the installation.

NOTICE BOARD

• Maximum of 2 units can be installed on one FMFA, if mounted on a pole using FPKA.
• The FPFC/FPFH power module (with EMHA casing) for powering the FDD RFMs (1800/2100)
should be installed using separate FMFA and FPKA kits, if the existing kits are occupied with 2
modules (2U or 3U).
• The FPFC/FPFH can also be installed on any FMFA plinth, if it is occupied by only one module.

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4 AirScale System Module baseband expansion


The existing FDD baseband is not sufficient to accommodate the new L800 layer. Therefore, a
new ABIA PIU is added to the existing FDD baseband stack.

4.1 Installing ABIA PIU to the existing AMIA rack

The Below materials are required:

• TX10 screwdriver

NOTICE BOARD

• Electrostatic discharge (ESD) may damage the modules. Wear an ESD wrist strap or use a
corresponding method when handling the modules. The ESD wrist strap does not work before
the cabinet is earthed (grounded) and it is mandatory to make sure that the FCIA is grounded
to the main busbar of the Shelter.
• Proper care must be taken while installing the plugin units without breaking the backplane pins.

Procedure

1. Loosen the screws of dummy panel labelled B2 in the below picture and remove it from the
AMIA subrack.
NOTE: Do not remove dummies from the other unused slots.

2. Pick up the ABIA plug-in unit and insert it to AMIA subrack location B2, with proper handling.
3. Fix ABIA screws to AMIA subrack using a TX10 screwdriver and tighten the screws to 1Nm.

NOTE:

If any ASIA or ABIA plug-in units are


removed at any point, dummy
panels must be installed back to
AMIA subrack. Make sure that no
slots remain empty.

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NOTICE BOARD

✓ It is mandatory to make sure that the plugin units are not installed without proper
grounding of the AMIA subrack and the plinth.
✓ ASD wrist straps must be utilized while installing the plugin units.
✓ Proper care to be applied while installing the plugin units and make sure that the
backplane pins are not damaged.
✓ Above procedure is not applicable if the existing FDD RAT is on SRAN

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5 RP3 Interface of the FRMF RFM


This session deals with the Instructions on how to connect the optical cables to the ABIA plug-
in unit. It also deals with the SFP type to be used.

5.1 Connecting the optical cables to the ABIA PIU

NOTICE BOARD

• Before you start make sure that the full cabling of ASIA PIU is completed.
• All the optical cable connectors are clean enough to meet the quality.
• Optical cables are fragile. Over bending is not recommended. Do not bend the cable
beyond the minimum radii of 50mm.
• Switch the laser beam off to protect the eye, during the installation

PROCEDURE:

1. Locate the RF interfaces on the ABIA PIU.


The port 1.2.1.1 is used for L800 RFM FRMF. Port 1.1.1.1 to be used if the existing FDD is
SRAN and L800 introduced on a new SRAT BTS.
2. Insert the optical cable into the RF1 interface on the ABIA plug-in unit.
SFP type discussed below

5.2 Locating the RF Interfaces

FRMF

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5.3 SFPs used

FOSH Optical SFP H 850nm 6G 300m MM

• It can be used up to 300m.


• LC connector
• 6 Gbit Multimode SFP 850 nm for OBSAI

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6 Antenna Line Connectivity and Various


Strategies
The existing tower is overcrowded, and it is difficult to add a dedicated antenna for all 3 sectors,
for L800 scope. Thus, the L800 installation is accomplished by adopting different methods
depending up on the existing scenario.

We may add a penta-antenna which will accommodate multiple technologies in one physical
antenna. Or we may multiplex the L800 RF signals along with 2G900 and will radiate through the
same physical antenna.

Proper antenna swap (if necessary) is a vital action that should be performed before the L800
integration. This is a critical task and proper care must be taken while upgrading the antennas.

Now let us take a look at the various antenna strategies.

6.1 Antenna Strategy # 1

New Penta Antenna

- L800 (2 ports)
- FDD 1800&2100 (4 ports)
- TDD 2600 (4 ports)

Existing dual band (or triband) antenna

- GSM 900
- U900
- U2100

• In this case the existing FDD and TDD antennas are dismantled.
• If there are separate antenna for 2G and 3G, one of them will be dismantled and both
RATs will be made to radiate though one dual-band antenna (or Triband antenna)
• New penta-band antenna will accommodate the FDD (4T4R) and TDD (4T4R).
• It also houses the new L800.

After the completion of the antenna swap activity, the site will have only 2 antennas per
sector.

- Penta-band antenna for LTE-FDD and TD-LTE.


- Dual-band antenna (or Triband) for 2G and 3G.

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6.2 Antenna Strategy # 2

New Penta Antenna + Diplexers

- L800 (G900, U900 and L800 will be multiplexed using a set of diplexers) will
radiate through the same physical ports (2 ports)
- FDD 1800&2100 (4 ports)
- U2100 (2 ports)
- Dummy (2 ports)

Existing 8T8R antenna

- TDD 8T8R

• In this case the existing FDD, 2G900/U900 and U2100 antennas are dismantled.
• New penta-band antenna will accommodate the FDD (4T4R) and U2100.
• It also houses the new L800 by multiplexing with G900/U900.

After the completion of the antenna swap activity, the site will have only 2 antennas per
sector.

- Penta-band antenna for 2G, 3G and LTE-FDD.


- 8T8R antenna for TDD.

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6.3 Antenna Strategy # 3

Existing Penta Antenna + new Diplexers

- L800 (G900, U900 and L800 will be multiplexed using a set of diplexers) will radiate
through the same physical ports (2 ports)
- Existing penta-band antenna is occupied by G900/U900, FDD 1800/2100 and
U2100.
- Sometimes, TDD is also accommodated on the same penta-band antenna, but
with configuration 2T2R (in some cases FDD configuration is sacrificed to 2T2R to
make TDD 4T4R).
- FDD 1800&2100 (4 ports)
- U2100 (2 ports)
- Dummy (or TDD) (2 ports)

Existing TDD antenna

- TDD 4T4R antenna

• In this case none of the antennas are dismantled.


• New set of diplexers will accommodate the L800 to radiate through the existing
penta-band antenna.

After the completion of the antenna swap activity, the site will have only 2 antennas per
sector.

- Penta-band antenna for 2G, 3G and LTE-FDD.


- Single band dual X-pol antenna for TD-LTE.

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6.4 Antenna line connectivity for L800 with diplexers

6.5 Dual-band Combiner (Diplexer) used

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7 Know your new Penta-Band Antenna


The space limitation on the towers of the existing sites is affecting the network modernization.

In order to make space on the existing towers to install the new antennas, the existing antennas
(mostly 2G and 3G) are replaced with penta-band antennas. This multiple band antenna will serve
for 2G (900 band), 3G (900 and 2100 bands) and LTE-FDD (1800 and 2100 bands). The pair
ports of each band are cross-polarized and will serve as a normal antenna.

The CommScope RV4PX310R-V2 or Argus® Multiband Antenna has five cross-polarized ports
one supporting the band 694–960 and other four port pairs supporting the wide band 1695–
2690 MHz, all port pairs have 65° horizontal beam-width, and there is internal electrical tilt with
manual override as well. All Bands have cascaded SRET. The antenna has one physical interface
each for RET in and RET out.
The antenna specifications are furnished under appendix section.

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7.1 Port Allocation to Each RAT

Port R1  Either used for L800 alone or multiplexed L800 and G900/U900.
RET Sl # = <antenna sl number>1

Port Y1  Either used for TDD or not used (termed as dummy port if not used).
RET Sl # = <antenna sl number>2

Port Y2  Always used for FDD.


RET Sl # = <antenna sl number>3

Port Y3  Either used for U2100 or TDD.


RET Sl # = <antenna sl number>4

Port Y4  Always used for FDD.


RET Sl # = <antenna sl number>5

Port Port Additional


RAT
number Label Label
L800 /+ U900/2G900 1 R1 #NA
L800 /+ U900/2G900 2 R1 #NA
Reserved port or TDD 3 Y1 BL
Reserved port or TDD 4 Y1 BL
LTE-FDD (1800+2100) 5 Y2 TL
LTE-FDD (1800+2100) 6 Y2 TL
U2100 or TDD 7 Y3 BR
U2100 or TDD 8 Y3 BR
LTE-FDD (1800+2100) 9 Y4 TR
LTE-FDD (1800+2100) 10 Y4 TR

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8 Remote Electrical Tilt


8.1 Manual adjustment of the Electrical Tilt, Locally

The Argus Penta-band antenna is having the internal electrical tilt with manual override. This
property is utilized to adjust the ET manually, if the RET ports are not connected to any of the
compatible RFMs.

NOTE:

As a standard in Mobily project, all the RETs should be connected to the FDD system for
remote controlling.

The manual port can be adjusted with the help of an Ellen-Key

Procedure:

1. Identify the correct manual adjustment screw of the required RF ports. There are 5
manually adjustable screws allocated for each pair of ports, as shown in the below
figure (encircled in yellow and red).

2. Rotate the screw clockwise/ counter-clock wise to adjust the tilt.


3. The tilt readings can be verified as shown in the below figure.

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8.2 RET Connectivity and Configuration

• The RET ports of the three antennas are daisy-chained and the chain is terminated at the RET
port of the FXED RF module.
• If there is any problem in detecting the RETs, FXED-2 or the FRGUs can be used for testing
purpose.
• After connecting the 3 antennas, there should be 15 (5x3) RETs autodetected.
• Once the RETs are autodetected, map it to the corresponding technology from the FDD site
manager.
• The RETs for all the applicable RATs are configured on the FDD eNB. It means the 2G or 3G or
TDD electrical tilts can be adjusted from the FDD site manager.
• It is mandatory to configure the RETs properly, map it to the corresponding antenna line and
make sure that the RETs are labelled as per the standard.
• Example of RET labelling is furnished below.
o FDD_sec-A1, FDD_sec-A2, FDD_sec-B1, FDD_sec-B2, FDD_sec-C1, FDD_sec-C2
o L800/UG900_sec-A, L800/UG900_sec-B, L800/UG900_sec-C  For L800 and
GSM900/U900 RETs
o U2100_sec-A, U2100_sec-B, U2100_sec-C  For WCDMA-2100 RETs, if Y3 is utilized
for WCDMA-2100
o Dummy_sec-A, Dummy_sec-B, Dummy_sec-C  For the unused RETs, if port Y1 is not
connected.
o TDD_sec-A1, TDD_sec-A2, TDD_sec-B1, TDD_sec-B2, TDD_sec-C1, TDD_sec-C2 if ports
Y1 and Y3 are occupied by TDD

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8.3 Mapping the RETs using the BTS Site Manager

All the RETs are mapped and controlled from the FDD system. The RETs corresponding the FDD
system are mapped to its respective antenna lines whereas the RETs corresponding to the other
RATs are mapped as “other BTS” in the FDD BTS SM.

The below table reveals the way to identify the RETs based on its serial number. All the detected
RETs are supposed to be mapped with its respective RAT / Antenna line.

NOTE:

It is mandatory to follow the connection described under section-7.1, before labelling.

Also, proper labelling as per the standard is mandatory.

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Penta Band Antenna with L800, G900, U900, U2100 and L1800/2100
Last Digit of RET Format of RET Serial
RET Id RET Label
Serial Number Number
RET-1 FDD_SEC-A1 3 <antenna_serial>3
RET-2 FDD_SEC-A2 5 <antenna_serial>5
RET-3 FDD_SEC-B1 3 <antenna_serial>3
RET-4 FDD_SEC-B2 5 <antenna_serial>5
RET-5 FDD_SEC-C1 3 <antenna_serial>3
RET-6 FDD_SEC-C2 5 <antenna_serial>5
RET-7 L800/UG900_SEC-A 1 <antenna_serial>1
RET-8 L800/UG900_SEC-B 1 <antenna_serial>1
RET-9 L800/UG900_SEC-C 1 <antenna_serial>1
RET-10 U2100_SEC-A 4 <antenna_serial>4
RET-11 U2100_SEC-B 4 <antenna_serial>4
RET-12 U2100_SEC-C 4 <antenna_serial>4
RET-13 DUMMY_SEC-A 2 <antenna_serial>2
RET-14 DUMMY_SEC-B 2 <antenna_serial>2
RET-15 DUMMY_SEC-C 2 <antenna_serial>2

Penta Band Antenna with L800, G900, U900, L1800/2100 and TDD2600
Last Digit of RET Format of RET Serial
RET Id RET Label
Serial Number Number
RET-1 FDD_SEC-A1 3 <antenna_serial>3
RET-2 FDD_SEC-A2 5 <antenna_serial>5
RET-3 FDD_SEC-B1 3 <antenna_serial>3
RET-4 FDD_SEC-B2 5 <antenna_serial>5
RET-5 FDD_SEC-C1 3 <antenna_serial>3
RET-6 FDD_SEC-C2 5 <antenna_serial>5
RET-7 L800/UG900_SEC-A 1 <antenna_serial>1
RET-8 L800/UG900_SEC-B 1 <antenna_serial>1
RET-9 L800/UG900_SEC-C 1 <antenna_serial>1
RET-10 TDD_SEC-A1 2 <antenna_serial>2
RET-11 TDD_SEC-A2 4 <antenna_serial>4
RET-12 TDD_SEC-B1 2 <antenna_serial>2
RET-13 TDD_SEC-B2 4 <antenna_serial>4
RET-14 TDD_SEC-C1 2 <antenna_serial>2
RET-15 TDD_SEC-C2 4 <antenna_serial>4

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9 MDT Procedure
9.1 Antenna Swap and L800 module installation MDT

Pre-MDT:

• Make sure that there is no access issue. If there is, highlight it in advance to make the
necessary arrangements.
• Site survey should be completed and requirements to be highlighted to the concerned PE in
advance.
• Civil work needed should be identified in advance and inform PE.
• Make sure that the EIR and Tower Load is approved.
• MT and ET details of the new Penta antenna should be received from planning.
• New FDD SCF should be available prior to the MDT (with proper definition for L800 cells).

MDT Procedure:

1) Make sure that the MDT is approved.


2) Call NOC before accessing the shelter and reveal him the approved CRQ number.
3) Note down the existing azimuth, ET and MT values of all the antennas that will be dismantled.
4) Make sure that each affecting base-station is free of alarms. In case if the base station is
alarming, highlight it to the NOC before you start the MDT.
5) Take the back-up SCF for all the associated RATs
6) Lock the BTS.
7) Install new antenna mounts, if applicable.
8) Dismantle the sec-A antennas, whichever applicable (2G or 3G or TDD) (only one technology
at a time.
9) Install the sec-A penta-band antenna, and apply the same azimuth, ET and MT as that of pre-
MDT case. Make sure this is matching with the planning database shared before the MDT. If
it is not matching, highlight it to the concerned PE/TI.
10) Identify the correct port on the Penta antenna, as per the standard of section 7.1
11) Connect the jumpers of the dismantled antenna at the correct port identified in step 9.
12) It is mandatory to make sure that the jumpers are connected with the new penta-band
antenna in the same fashion as that of pre-MDT case. And no jumper crossings.
13) After completing one RAT, proceed with the next RAT. Follow steps 6 to 11.
14) Up on the completion of sec-A, proceed with sec-B and C. Follow steps 6 to 12
15) Dual band (or triband) antennas may be reshuffled, if required.
16) It is very much essential to complete the MDT sector by sector, to avoid any unexpected
jumper swaps. Make sure that this is strictly followed.
17) You may readjust the existing RFMs and its power cables, if required.
18) Adjust the ET manually to match the pre-MDT case, if there are no RETs configured.
19) Configure the RETs, if applicable. You may skip step-18 in this case. RET configuration steps
are described in section-8
20) Unlock the BTS and make sure that there are no alarms on the BTS.
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21) Once all the antennas are replaced with the new penta-band antenna, inform the DT to start
the testing.
22) Based on the DT feedback, troubleshoot accordingly, only if required.
23) All the antenna connectors should be sealed properly as per the Nokia standards, to prevent
the entry of dust and water.
24) The unused ports should be closed with dummy caps and weather-proofing is necessary.
25) Install the new ABIA card for FDD. Procedure is described in section-4
26) Install the FRMF as described in section-3
27) Power up the FRMF and install the optical cables as described in section 2 and 5.
28) Connect to the FDD system and make sure that all the hardware including new FRMF is
detected.
29) Upgrade the SW with the relevant SW package.
30) Reconfigure the site with the provided SCF.
31) Make sure that the FDD site is up and all cells except L800 ones are up.
32) Troubleshoot accordingly, in case of any alarms/issues.
33) Make sure that the L800 cells are locked.
34) Configure the RETs as per the provided planning data.
Reconfiguration of sites to configure the RETs for all RATs
35) Take the backup SCF and share it with the MDT coordinator.
36) Configure the RET IDs as per the standard and recommission the site (you may seek the help
of MDT coordinator here)
37) Call the NOC and close the MDT, and make sure that all the base stations are free of any
issues.
38) It is also very important to make sure that the RET IDs and Labels are as per the standard
described in section- 8.3
39) Collect and share the snapshot and backup files with the concerned PE/TI.

Post-MDT

• Monitor the site and make sure that there are no related alarms or issues.
• Make sure that all the related KPIs are following the same trend as before.
• Pre-PAT to be done for the sites, before leaving the site premises.
• Site should be left clean without any sort of garbage.
• PAT to be done within 48hrs after the MDT.
• Oil clearance within 2 weeks after the MDT.

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9.2 L800 Activation MDT

Pre-MDT:

• Team should be on the site for L800 activation and Troubleshooting.


• MT and ET details of the new Penta antenna should be received from planning, for all RATs.
• Make sure that the EIR is approved.

MDT Procedure:

1. Login to the FDD BTS and save the snapshot and backup commissioning files.
2. Unlock the L800 cells (either from BTS Manager or using XMLs)
3. You may contact the MDT coordinator in case of any error.
4. Once the site is up after reconfiguration, make sure it is free of any issues and all the cells
including L800 should be on air.
5. If all cells are up without any issues, contact MDT coordinator to alert DT team.
6. Troubleshoot accordingly, in case of any issues.
7. Configure the RET and set the electrical tilt values as per the planning database.
8. Take the backup commissioning file and configure the RET ID as per the standard, if not done
yet. Procedure is described in section -5
9. Make sure that the DT is completed successfully, and site is free of any alarms and the RET
IDs & Labels are as per the standard.

Post MDT

• Monitor the site and make sure that there are no related alarms or issues.
• Make sure that all the related KPIs are following the same trend as before for L1800/2100
cells.
• PAT to be done within 48hrs after the MDT.
• Oil clearance (if any) within 2 weeks after the MDT.

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