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November 2009

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Contents
1 ABOUT SPOTLIGHT ..................................................................................... 6
1.2 USING SPOTLIGHT TO SOLVE NETWORK PROBLEMS ...................................................... 7 1.3 ABOUT SPOTLIGHT PROJECTS ............................................................................... 9

2 IMPORTING CELL SITE DATA ....................................................................... 10
2.1 IMPORTING NETWORK DATA .............................................................................. 10 2.2 UPDATING CELL SITE DATA ............................................................................... 19 2.3 LOADING CELL SITE DATA ................................................................................ 19 2.4 CELL SITE DISPLAY ........................................................................................ 20 2.5 SETTING THRESHOLDS FOR DATA IMPORT .............................................................. 25

3 STARTING SPOTLIGHT ............................................................................... 26 4 CREATING A PROJECT ................................................................................ 27
4.1 STEP 1: CHOOSE NAME AND TEMPLATE ................................................................. 27 4.2 STEP 2: SET PREFERENCES AND THRESHOLDS ......................................................... 28 4.3 STEP 3: CHOOSE DATA ................................................................................... 31

5 USING THE SUMMARY DASHBOARD ................................................................ 33
5.1 NAVIGATING AROUND SPOTLIGHT ........................................................................ 34 5.2 THE TOP PANEL ............................................................................................. 35 5.3 THE ISSUES PANEL ......................................................................................... 36 5.4 THE MAP ..................................................................................................... 37

6 USING SPOTLIGHT REPORTS ........................................................................ 38 7 USING THE RADIO NETWORK EXPLORER .......................................................... 40
7.1 ABOUT THE RADIO NETWORK EXPLORER ................................................................ 40 7.2 CDMA / EVDO CELL COVERAGE ANALYSIS ............................................................ 42 7.3 CDMA / EVDO NEIGHBOR LIST ANALYSIS ............................................................. 48 7.4 CDMA / EVDO PILOT POLLUTION ANALYSIS .......................................................... 54 7.5 EVDO SYSTEM PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS ............................................................... 58 7.6 GSM CELL COVERAGE ANALYSIS ......................................................................... 63 7.7 GSM 2G MISSING NEIGHBORS ANALYSIS .............................................................. 73 7.8 LTE CELL COVERAGE ANALYSIS .......................................................................... 79 7.9 UMTS / HSPA 3G NEIGHBOR LIST ANALYSIS ......................................................... 83 7.10 UMTS / HSPA 3G-2G NEIGHBOR LIST ANALYSIS .................................................. 89 7.11 UMTS / HSPA CELL COVERAGE ANALYSIS ........................................................... 95 7.12 UMTS / HSPA CELL PILOT POLLUTION ANALYSIS ................................................. 102 7.13 ABOUT THE INTERFERENCE FACTOR (‗F‘ FACTOR) .................................................. 106

8 USING THE EVENT EXPLORER ..................................................................... 109
8.1 ABOUT THE EVENT EXPLORER ........................................................................... 109 8.2 DATA SERVICE ANALYSIS ............................................................................... 112 8.3 DRILL DOWN FROM THE EVENT EXPLORER ............................................................ 116

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9 PERFORMING A MORE DETAILED ANALYSIS ..................................................... 121
9.1 BEFORE YOU START ...................................................................................... 121 9.2 TO LOAD DATA INTO ANALYZER CLASSIC.............................................................. 121

10 BATCH SECTOR PLOT ............................................................................ 123 11 CREATING A SPOTLIGHT PROJECT TEMPLATE ................................................. 126
11.1 STEP 1: CHOOSE NAME AND STARTING TEMPLATE ................................................ 127 11.2 STEP 2: CHOOSE DEVICES ............................................................................ 128 11.3 STEP 3: CHOOSE KPIS AND REPORTS............................................................... 132 11.4 STEP 4: CHOOSE ATTRIBUTES ........................................................................ 133 11.5 STEP 5: CHOOSE GLOBAL FILTERS .................................................................. 137

12 TROUBLESHOOTING SPOTLIGHT ................................................................ 138
12.1 NO REPOSITORY DETECTED ............................................................................ 138 12.2 THE MAPS IN YOUR REPORT ARE EMPTY .............................................................. 138

13 APPENDIX A: CELL SITE PARAMETERS ........................................................ 139
13.1 CDMA CELL SITE PARAMETERS ...................................................................... 139 13.2 GSM / GPRS / EDGE CELL SITE PARAMETERS ................................................... 140 13.3 LTE CELL SITE PARAMETERS ......................................................................... 141 13.4 UMTS / HSPA+ CELL SITE PARAMETERS .......................................................... 142

14 APPENDIX B: SPOTLIGHT REPORTS ............................................................ 144
14.1 CDMA SPOTLIGHT REPORT ........................................................................... 144 14.2 EVDO SPOTLIGHT REPORT ........................................................................... 147 14.3 EVDO REV A SPOTLIGHT REPORT ................................................................... 151 14.4 GSM SPOTLIGHT REPORT ............................................................................. 155 14.5 HSPA SPOTLIGHT REPORT ............................................................................ 160 14.6 UMTS SPOTLIGHT REPORT ........................................................................... 165

15 APPENDIX C: CDMA THRESHOLDS, KPIS AND DIAGNOSES ............................... 170
15.1 CDMA THRESHOLDS ................................................................................... 170 15.2 CDMA EVENTS IN THE EVENT EXPLORER ............................................................ 173 15.3 DROPPED CALL DIAGNOSIS FOR CDMA ............................................................. 174

16 APPENDIX D: DATA SERVICE ANALYSIS THRESHOLDS ...................................... 176
16.1 DSA THRESHOLDS...................................................................................... 176

17 APPENDIX E: EGPRS KPIS AND DIAGNOSES ................................................ 179
17.1 EGPRS THRESHOLDS .................................................................................. 179 17.2 EGPRS EVENTS IN THE EVENT EXPLORER........................................................... 181 17.3 EGPRS DIAGNOSES .................................................................................... 183

18 APPENDIX F: EVDO KPIS AND DIAGNOSES .................................................. 185
18.1 EVDO THRESHOLDS ................................................................................... 185 18.2 EVDO EVENTS IN THE EVENT EXPLORER ............................................................ 189 18.3 DROPPED CONNECTION DIAGNOSIS FOR EVDO .................................................... 190
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................................................ 214 20......4 LOW THROUGHPUT DIAGNOSIS FOR EVDO .............................. 236 23.. 218 20........ 207 20........ 206 20 APPENDIX H: HSPA THRESHOLDS.........................1 GSM THRESHOLDS ...................................................... 200 19.......................................................... 225 22.......................... 224 22 APPENDIX J: UMTS THRESHOLDS..............................3 DROPPED CALLS DIAGNOSIS FOR UMTS ............................................................................................ KPIS AND DIAGNOSES ...........1 HSPA EVENT EXPLORER ANALYSIS .5 DROPPED CALLS DIAGNOSIS FOR GSM............................18....... 235 23 APPENDIX K: INFORMATION FOR ADMINISTRATORS ......................................................................................................................................2 UMTS EVENTS IN THE EVENT EXPLORER ....................... 224 21..... 205 19............. 196 19.. 203 19..............................................com ...................................... 236 24 INDEX ........................4 HSPA EVENTS IN THE EVENT EXPLORER .................................................... 229 22........................6 HSDPA THRESHOLDS .5 SCHEDULING ISSUES DIAGNOSIS FOR EVDO ........................................... 224 21............... KPIS AND DIAGNOSES...1 HIDING ANALYZER EVENT DIAGRAMS FROM SPOTLIGHT USERS .......................................3 CALL SETUP FAILURE DIAGNOSIS FOR GSM ...................................................................................................................... 237 www....5 HSPA THROUGHPUT KPIS ...............................................4 CALL SETUP FAILURE DIAGNOSIS FOR UMTS ....1 UMTS THRESHOLDS .....................2 HSPA CALL DROP ANALYSIS EXAMPLE ............... 225 22....... 233 22............................................................ 194 19 APPENDIX G: GSM THRESHOLDS................................................1 LTE THRESHOLDS ..... 231 22................. 207 20.............5 EXCESSIVE CALL DIAGNOSIS FOR UMTS....... 220 21 APPENDIX I: LTE THRESHOLDS.......................3 HSDPA LOW THROUGHPUT EXAMPLE ............................................................................................6 HANDOVER FAILURE DIAGNOSIS FOR GSM .................................................................. 192 18... KPIS AND DIAGNOSES ............. KPIS AND DIAGNOSES ...................2 SPOTLIGHT THRESHOLDS ........................................................................... 201 19...... 210 20....... 207 20..actix.................................................................................4 LOCATION UPDATE FAILURE DIAGNOSIS FOR GSM ... 196 19....2 GSM EVENTS IN THE EVENT EXPLORER................................................

2 Event-based troubleshooting Based on the drive test data provided for the analysis. www. Spotlight identifies key performance indicators.3 Reporting Spotlight displays the results of its automatically generated analyses on integrated. dropped calls.1. Spotlight automatically generates root-cause diagnostics for the most common subscriber problems—for example. Designed by optimization engineers. based on scanner data for sites positioned within a user-defined radius. 1.1. provides automated root-cause troubleshooting. Engineers can solve and report on more problems faster by eliminating time consuming data manipulation and manual deduction.com .Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 6 1 About Spotlight Today‘s performance optimization and troubleshooting processes are typically inefficient. based on user-defined thresholds. Actix Spotlight lowers the overall cost of performance optimization by delivering maximum engineering productivity in a managed workflow. Neighbor List Analyses – this grooms 3G-3G and 3G-2G neighbor lists.1. and concise reporting. 1. coverage and interference identification. for optimization engineers. costly. 1.actix. professional-quality reports including embedded maps. outbound pilot pollution. Grade of Service – this determines the relative grade of service for cells. Prioritizes which cells in the network are strong candidates for tilts and coverage optimization.1 Radio Network Analyses Spotlight provides the following analyses for examining the performance of the radio network: Coverage and Overspill Analysis – this determines the coverage footprint of cells and identifies overshoot against coverage design boundaries. Pilot Pollution – this automatically identifies inbound vs. Engineering teams commonly use disparate tools that are poorly integrated lacking the automation and scalability fundamental for rolling out and maintaining complex wireless networks. and error prone.

Examine the summary map (1) and then the appropriate report for the loaded data (2). you can follow them up by using the Radio Network Explorer or Event Explorer investigation pages.2.com . which might indicate the presence of one or more problems.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 7 1. a typical general analysis of the data in Spotlight would be to start from the Summary Dashboard (shown below). missing neighbors and pilot pollution problems can be investigated from the Radio Network Explorer analyses (3). links to these are also shown as Important Issues (4) in the Issues panel of the Summary Dashboard. If there are any problems. These might then point you at specific problem events which you can examine and diagnose using the Event Explorer (5).1 Perform a quick overview of network performance Examine the available Spotlight report(s) to see whether any of the performance criteria thresholds have been exceeded. 5 3 6 2 1 4 Some typical scenarios for using Spotlight are outlined below: 1.2 Using Spotlight to solve network problems Spotlight is designed to allow you to follow your own investigations throughout the various analysis pages and reports. Using Spotlight reports (see page 38) www. links to these are shown as Critical Issues (6) in the Issues panel. Cell coverage.actix. However.

1. Now select the Drilldown option (see p112). or open the Event Explorer (p109). outbound pilot pollution Use the Pilot Pollution analyses in the Radio Network Explorer. CDMA/EVDO Neighbor List (see p48) GSM 2G Missing Neighbors (see p73) UMTS/HSPA 3G Neighbor List (see p79) UMTS/HSPA 3G-2G Neighbor List (see p89) 1. 1. www.3 Determine cell coverage Use the Cell Coverage analyses in the Radio Network Explorer. This process should be performed as part of the rollout phase of a network to construct and optimize the adjacency lists of each cell. or open the Event Explorer.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 8 1.2.com . CDMA/EVDO Cell Coverage (see p42) GSM Cell Coverage (see p63) LTE Cell Coverage (see p79) UMTS/HSPA Cell Coverage (see p95) 1.4 Identify inbound vs.2.6 Investigate failure events Select a Critical Issue from the Summary Dashboard (p40).actix.2 Optimize neighbor lists and export suggested changes to the OMC Use the Neighbor List analyses in the Radio Network Explorer. You can visualize the offending sectors on the map.2. CDMA/EVDO Pilot Pollution (see p54) UMTS/HSPA Cell Pilot Pollution (see p102) 1.7 Investigate problems in detail at the message level Select a Critical Issue from the Summary Dashboard.2.2. and throughout the life of the network as changes to traffic and tilt affect the coverage pattern and interference interaction between the cells.2. determine the relative degree of pollution for each cell and prioritize which cells in the network are strong candidates for downtilts and coverage optimization.5 Identify sites failing their recommended design targets Use the EVDO System Performance analysis in the Radio Network Explorer (see p58).

but also a related pre-defined analysis. For these KPIs. such as dropped calls or handover. missing neighbors. Network information that you want to use (the cellrefs file). the analysis is provided in either the Event Explorer or the Radio Network Explorer.3 About Spotlight projects In Spotlight. However. Preferences that determine how the data is to be loaded. a project is a collection of saved application settings and data files relating to a particular drive test initiative.com . However. tables.These KPIs relate to general issues for the radio network. etc.Most of these KPIs relate to a specific type of call or session failure event. charts. www. the Radio Network Explorer provides a detailed analysis that is very specific to the particular issue.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 9 1. Radio Network KPIs . and defines which KPIs and reports will be used in the project. call setup or location update failures. depending on the KPI type: Event KPIs . Thresholds that trigger particular conditions or Events in Spotlight's analyses. such as coverage.actix. For all of the KPIs that represent an issue. The term KPI (key performance indicator) means not simply a statistic that reflects network performance in some way. pilot pollution. and include automated root cause diagnosis and drilldown to the sequential message data at the click of a button. some of these KPIs relate to general events (such as call attempts) in order to provide context for the failure events and these do not include diagnostics and drilldown functionality. Drive test files that you want to examine. and maps that can be saved as an Excel workbook or Web page. This defines the extent of the data from the drive test files that you want to process and store within Spotlight's database. and so on. specifically the: Template used for the project. an overall summary is shown in the Spotlight Summary Dashboard side panel. Reports provide summaries.

Analyzer‘s network data import process requires two files: A delimited text file that contains unformatted data arranged in tabular form. Numeric identifier for the Site. CDMA Cell Site Parameters for Import: Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Analyzer Group CDMA_Site CDMA_Site CDMA_Site CDMA_Site CDMA_Cell Analyzer Name SiteName SiteID Latitude Longitude Sector ID Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. The data may come from a network database or a planning tool configuration file. All other parameters are optional. but the appendices show important information relating to other network technologies. In this chapter. As long as the data is in a tabular format. Azimuth CDMA_Cell Azimuth www. Locates Site icons on map. A blank file. the parameters listed in bold in the table on the following page are required for cell data to function with logged data in the main workspace. Analyzer‘s Network Explorer feature allows you to import network element data.actix.1 Importing Network Data This chapter describes how to import delimited network element data into Spotlight. Analyzer will be able to import the data. with one row for each sector. Locates Site icons on map.com . using various Analyzer features. Network Explorer also lets you browse and edit this network information once it has been loaded into Analyzer. you will need to obtain a delimited text file containing the data listed in the table below. CDMA network data is used as an example. creating a cell plan file called cellrefs.txt. containing only Analyzer header information. with one row for each individual sector in a network.1.1 Obtaining Site Data in Tabular Format In order to import cell site data from your own network.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 10 2 Importing Cell Site Data 2. 2. A full list of network parameters for different technologies is given in Appendix A: Cell Site Parameters. to be populated with formatted data. To maximize the benefit Analyzer can bring to network analysis. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps (can be alpha or numeric) Orients the sector icons on the map.

For information only. For information only. Used in CDMA Toolkit calculations. For information only. used in CDMA Toolkit calculations. For information only. For information only.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 11 Parameter Beamwidth Analyzer Group CDMA_Cell Analyzer Name Beamwidth Purpose Governs the shape of the sector ‘wedge’ icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the site. Use to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. Used in CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current search window settings with those suggested by Analyzer. Base station power.com . Use to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field.actix. For information only. For information only. PN Offset CDMA_Cell PN Base Station Power Mobile Country Code System Identity Network Identity Broadcast Identity PctPilot PctTraffic PctPaging PctSync Active Set Search Window Setting CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell EIRP MCC SID NID BID PctPilot PctTraffic PctPaging PctSync SRCH_WIN_A Neighbor Set Search Window Setting CDMA_Cell SRCH_WIN_N List of neighbors CDMA_Cell CDMANeighborList Sector Display – Wildcard Sector Display – Wildcard Sector Display – Wildcard CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell Face_Display Azimuth_Display Phase_Display www. For information only. Used in CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current search window settings with those suggested by Analyzer. Used in CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current neighbor list settings to those suggested by Analyzer. lines to neighbor cells and to color sector/site icons on maps to reflect PN planning. Use to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field.

Sites will appear skewed on the map if the latitude and longitude fields are transposed. Though the columns can be in any order for import into Analyzer. the Excel spreadsheet must be saved as a TEXT file for import into Analyzer.com . Site Names do not need to be unique – they are just used for labeling purposes. The figure below is an example of a delimited CDMA file that could be used to import a site list into Analyzer. follow these guidelines: The Site ID field must contain a unique value for each site location. but to get the best results. Duplicated Site IDs will result in site markers appearing on the map without sector wedges. 2. entries that have multiple sets of latitudes and longitudes for the same Site ID. www.1. Position information must be accurate for Analyzer to correctly display sites in the right location on the map. Longitudes that have a 'West' notation should be represented as a negative decimal value.actix. as should latitudes with a 'South' notation. the figure shows all of the REQUIRED fields.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 12 Parameter Layer Type Analyzer Group CDMA_Cell Analyzer Name LayerType Purpose Use this field to manage multiple cell layers to be displayed and hidden separately. Additionally.2 Guidelines for Formatting Tabular Data Analyzer does not need the cell site data fields to be listed in a particular order. Beware of non-unique Site IDs – that is.

3 Importing the Data Once you have obtained your cell site database in delimited format and pointed Analyzer to a valid cellrefs file. 2. you are ready to open the Network Explorer and import the site information. use the File Location line in the Tools > Preferences dialog.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 13 Before importing new cells into Analyzer. ensure that Analyzer is pointing to a valid cell site database. #NetworkData – datafile Every Analyzer installation comes with a clean file called cellrefs. 1 To access the Network Explorer. www.1. To point the Analyzer to the file you wish to populate with the new cell site data.txt located in the directory called: C:\Program Files\Actix\Analyzer\Bin\Cellrefs The file to be populated need not be named ―cellrefs.com . select Cells > Network Explorer. but the method works across all network technologies. A valid cell site database is a text file in which the first line contains the text below: .txt‖.actix. See Appendix A: Cell Site Parameters for more information on other technologies. The following example is for CDMA technology. Rename this file with a meaningful name in order to prevent the file from being overwritten during reinstallation. See the section on Loading Cell Site Data later in this document for more details.

The right panel shows details about relevant parameters for the current selection. Select the appropriate network data file.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 14 The Network Explorer display consists of two panels. www. In most cases. Click Next. If you have pointed Analyzer to a cellrefs file containing only header information. you will not see any cell site data at this time. the default information under the General Settings and Coordinate Information headers will apply. 5 6 7 Give the Template a meaningful Template Name.com 8 . Click Open to display the Import Settings dialog. 2 3 4 From the toolbar. Check the appropriate Delimiter.actix. The left panel contains a tree view of the network element data. select Import > Import From New Template to open the Import dialog. Adjust these settings if necessary.

based on the table below (See Appendix A: Cell Site Parameters for more information on other technologies): Field Site_Name SiteID Latitude Longitude Mapping required for proper operation? Optional. Repeat for each of the required fields in the CDMA_Site data node. and this field must be unique for each site in the database.com . but this field is frequently used for the site label. Required Required www. Click in the Column field next to the Site_Name parameter. Select the parameter name from your site database that corresponds to the Site_Name parameter. Required.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 15 9 Expand the CDMA_Site data node.actix.

Repeat for each of the required fields in the CDMA_Cell data node. This field can be used to color sectors on the map by face number (i. 1 = red. 2 = blue. based on the table below (See Appendix A: Cell Site Parameters for more information on other technologies): Field Sector_ID Required for proper operation? Required.actix. 3 = green).Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 16 10 Expand the CDMA_Cell data node.com . Select the parameter name from your site database that corresponds to the Sector_ID parameter. Required Required Optional Required Optional Optional Azimuth Beamwidth EIRP PN MCC SID www. Click in the Column field next to the Sector_ID parameter.e.

a pop-up message will indicate that an error log has been created. but map this field to the integer azimuth field in order to color sectors on the map by azimuth range. 13 Double-click on any site name in the right hand pane.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 17 Field NID BID PctPilot PctTraffic PctPaging PctSync SRCH_WIN_A SRCH_WIN_N CDMANeighborList Face_Display Required for proper operation? Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional. If the current workspace contains existing site data. An example of a custom field would be the phase of the site where: 1 = On Air 2 = Under Construction 3 = Planned for Next Year LayerType Optional. Select No to append to existing data. Location and ID of the site will appear.log 12 Inspect the cell data in the Network Explorer by expanding the All_CDMA_Site_Elements folder in the left-hand pane of the Network Explorer. Use this field to manage multiple cell layers.com . but map this field to a custom integer field to color sectors on the map by that field. www. The error log specifies the cause of each error encountered and can be found in: C:\Program Files\Actix\Analyzer\Bin\Cellrefs\ImportErrors. If any errors occur during the import. as well as a folder containing CDMA Cell Elements. Select Yes to overwrite existing data. The Name. select the Save button. 11 Click Finish when all the columns have been assigned. Optional. you will be asked whether you want to remove existing data before importing new data. An example of a custom field would be the phase of the site where: 1 = On Air 2 = Under Construction 3 = Planned for Next Year Azimuth_Display Phase_Display Optional. Cells can be displayed or hidden on the map by layer. 14 To save the formatted site information. Drill into the CDMA Cell Elements folder and examine the values corresponding to each sector.actix. but map this field to a custom integer field to color sectors on the map by that field.

Select Zoom to Layer to zoom the map to the appropriate location. www.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 18 15 Close the Network Explorer by clicking the ―X‖ at the upper right hand corner.actix. view a new map by selecting View > Display New Map. Be sure to close the map with the ―X‖ at the upper right hand corner to save all changes to the map view. 17 If cell icons do not appear on the map. If you see site markers appearing on the map without sector wedges. this is probably due to nonunique Site IDs in the imported cell site data. right click on the CDMA_Cell layer in the map legend at the left hand side of the map window. Sites can also appear skewed on the map if the latitude and longitude information has been transposed.com . 16 After closing the Network Explorer.

4 Importing multiple technologies To import multiple technologies using the same cellrefs file. if any changes to cell site data are made. In the new workspace. the cell sites are now visible. you must start a new workspace (or reopen Analyzer) in order for the changes to take effect. You now have a cellrefs file that can import data for both technologies. Select Zoom to Layer to zoom the map to the appropriate location. Be sure to close the map with the ―X‖ at the upper right hand corner to save all changes to the map view. the formatted cell site file is known as the ‗cellrefs‘ file.actix. Click OK to close the Preferences dialog. Import the second technology and save that cellrefs file. The previous section explained how to create a cell site file from a spreadsheet containing network parameters. copy all of the second cellrefs file apart from the first line. Analyzer reads cell site data upon opening a new workspace. 6 By default.1. Click OK to close the message box. Analyzer loads cells upon opening Analyzer or starting a new workspace. follow this procedure: 1 2 3 Import the first technology and save the cellrefs file. Simply browse to find the site and sector of interest and double click on a single parameter to activate the text. and paste it in at the end of the first cellrefs file. PNs. a formatted cell site database must exist that contains location and configuration data for each cell site. click on the name of the current cellrefs file. choose File > New Workspace to create a new workspace. In the Open dialog.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 19 2. click View > Display New Map. Be sure to save the modifications before exiting the Network Explorer! 2. www. In Analyzer.2 Updating Cell Site Data You can make minor cell plan changes (a few azimuths.) directly from the Network Explorer. 2. From the Main Menu. Follow these steps to point Analyzer to a formatted cell site file: 1 2 3 4 5 From the main menu.com . and integrate cell site data with real-time measurements. A message box will be displayed saying that the new cellrefs file takes effect when a new workspace is loaded. etc.3 Loading Cell Site Data In order to display cell sites in Analyzer. select Tools > Preferences. right click on the CDMA_Cell layer in the map legend at the left hand side of the map window. Therefore. navigate to the cellrefs file you would like to use and select Open. In the Change Preferences dialog. Using a text editor such as Windows Notepad. If cell icons do not appear on the map. on the File Location line. although this file can have any name.

4 Cell Site Display 2. press the Labels button The MapInfo-style Label Properties box will appear. Check each of the following options: ▫ ▫ ▫ Show Allow overlapped text (recommended) Hide adjacent duplicate text (optional) www. In Analyzer. The following instructions specify first site labeling. or turn them off entirely. ―sectors‖ are called ―cells‖ based on the European terminology. modify the way they are displayed. 5 6 7 If you wish to offset the label from the cell site symbol. select the cell layer (named CDMA_CellBeamwidth-PN) Under the Properties heading in the Layer Control dialog. The MapInfo-style Label Properties box will appear. If you wish to change the font of the labels. The KeyField label shows only the site ID.1 Displaying Site Labels By default. Azimuth. The Site Labels have been formatted. site and cell labels will be displayed on the Analyzer map. use the options in the Position box in the Label Properties dialog. press the Labels button. Currently. use the Label Style button in the Properties dialog. Select OK to exit the Label Properties dialog. or Beamwidth. Check each of the following options: ▫ ▫ ▫ 4 Show Allow overlapped text (recommended) Hide adjacent duplicate text (optional) In the Label Properties box. use the drop down Data Field menu to determine the label format to display.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 20 2. You can leave the labels as they are. select the site layer (named CDMA_SiteSite_Name) Under the Properties heading in the Layer Control dialog. there are two formats of labels from which to choose: ▫ ▫ The Site_Name (default) shows only the site name. format the Cell Labels: 1 2 3 In the Layer Control dialog box. This allows you to display of Site Name or Site ID in addition to or instead of PN. then cell labeling: 1 2 3 In the Layer Control dialog box. The site labels are displayed independently of cell labels.actix. Next.com .4.

If you wish to change the font of the labels. www. displayed next to the sector.2 Coloring Sectors on the Map By default.actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 21 4 In the Label Properties box. In the Series drop-down. use the drop down Data Field menu to determine the label format to display. If you wish to offset the label from the cell site symbol. The PN Label shows the PN for each sector.4. or to make all sectors the same color: 1 2 Click the Cell Sites button at the top of the map. Sector_ID. choose CDMA_Cell. All CDMA_Cell parameters are available as options for labeling.com . To color the sectors according to a different field (i. use the options in the Position box in the Label Properties dialog. use the Label Style button in the Properties dialog.e. sectors are colored by PN on the map. to color sectors by face). 5 6 7 2. and then OK in the Layers dialog to apply the labels. Click OK in the Label Properties dialog.

3 = blue) choose Sector_ID. 1 = red. Right-click on individual ranges and choose Selected Range’s Style to modify colors. Site coloring will appear as specified. To modify face colors. Click OK to exit the Sites / Cell Properties dialog. MCC). To make all sectors the same color. 2 = yellow.e. The figure below shows sectors colored by Sector_ID and labeled with the PN.e. www. specify an unused field (i. To color sectors by face (i. 4 5 Note that the sector need not be colored and labeled by the same parameter.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 22 3 Use the Cell Color drop-down choose how to color the field.actix. Use the Layer Control dialog to adjust labeling as desired. expand the CDMA_Cell parameter in the legend.com .

3 Searching for Cells Search for Cells provides a mechanism for locating specific cell sites based on user-defined search criteria. Click the Search Now button to show in the Results window all matching cell sites from the current cellrefs file. select Window > Tile Horizontally or Window > Tile Vertically to arrange the CellRefs Search dialog and the map in the workspace. select a row to highlight and center the corresponding sector on the map.actix. Use the Add. Click the Highlight All button to highlight all matching sectors on the map. 4 5 6 7 8 From the Results window. From the main menu. www. Edit and Delete buttons to modify search criteria. To conduct a search: 1 2 3 Display site data of interest on the map.4. Ensure that CDMA is visible in the Technology drop-down.com .Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 23 2. select Cells > Search for Cells. From the main menu.

Details about that sector or site will appear in the Display Cell Data window. From the main menu. select Cells > Display Cell Data. To obtain more detailed information on each site or sector: 1 2 3 4 Display site data of interest on the map.com . Click on a sector wedge or site dot on the map. select Window > Tile Horizontally or Window > Tile Vertically.4 Viewing Cell Site Information A cell‘s Azimuth.4.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 24 2. Beamwidth and Sector ID can be obtained by running the mouse over a sector on the map. www.actix. From the main menu.

actix. See the relevant appendix for details.com .5 Setting Thresholds for Data Import Ensure that before entering Spotlight.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 25 2. www. you set the appropriate technology thresholds to enable Spotlight to use your own criteria for identifying particular events and circumstances.

click the project's related Open button to proceed to the Summary Dashboard. If you want to Delete a listed project. If you already have an existing project within Spotlight's database.actix. you will want to create a New Project.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 26 3 Starting Spotlight To start Spotlight. and directly investigate the data using Analyzer's rich tool set. there are several existing projects. www. In the example screenshot shown above. click on Actix Software from the Windows Start menu (or. without the Spotlight interface and analyses. note that you will be asked to confirm your choice. select Spotlight from the Engineering Process dialog). if you have a combination of licensed products. Note that you can also choose to start in classic mode. This screen is now displayed: If you have just started using Spotlight.com .

1 Step 1: Choose Name and Template This page is the first step in creating a new Spotlight project. Project templates define the extent of the data from the drive test files that you want to process and store within Spotlight's database under the project name. Click Next to go on to the next step. To delete a particular template. Either select a predefined Template from the scrolling list. www. Templates shipped as standard with Spotlight are shown in blue and do not have creation dates associated with them.actix. with all KPIs and reports selected. A Master Template is available at the bottom of the list. or click on New Template to create your own. Type in a unique Project Name.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 27 4 Creating a Project 4. highlight it in the scrolling list and click Delete Template.com . Note that templates that are shipped as standard with Spotlight may not be deleted.

and location. so this should not present a problem – and if you do need to use the new cellrefs data. Note Spotlight always makes a local copy of the selected cellrefs file. in case the original cellrefs file is updated to reflect changes made to the network. There are also a number of neighbor list settings for CDMA and UMTS – these are used to fine-tune the algorithms used by the neighbor list analyses in the Radio Network Explorer. This has many options.2 Step 2: Set Preferences and Thresholds In the second step in creating a new Spotlight project. The Spotlight project database relies on the associated cellrefs file remaining unchanged – if it is.com . CellRefs – Select a valid cellrefs file that contains the details (name. You can also use the settings and thresholds links to set various other options for your project. you must specify a cellrefs file for your project. www.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 28 4. Note A cellrefs file contains network configuration information in a delimited text format. Spotlight is designed to be used for short-duration drive test campaigns. If you want to analyze data from more than one technology. ID. the project will no longer work. the cellrefs file must contain the information for all of those technologies. many of which configure the way various specific types of data are decoded.actix. simply create a new project that references the new cellrefs file. etc. Settings – Click this link to open the Preferences dialog box. and is usually created using the output from a planning tool.) of all of the cell sites and sectors that you want to analyze.

These KPIs are usually based on a single event attribute (for example. The thresholds used in the event detection mechanisms for the various technologies are documented in detail in the Settings and Preferences section of the help. Thresholds – Click this link to open the Thresholds Editor. ▫ KPI definitions – Thresholds are used in the queries that define the raw data that is to be stored in the repository and from which the various KPIs are derived. www. For example. The documentation provides information about the names of the event attributes that underlie each KPI and analysis. When an event detection algorithm involves a user-definable threshold. you should set them using the link on this page when you create the project. the UMTS pilot pollution analyses are based on the UuPilotPollution and Uu_Scan_PilotPollution event attributes.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 29 Although you can change these settings using the Data Settings link in the Radio Network Explorer's top panel.com . the GSM dropped call KPI is based on the EventCallDropped event attribute). where you can configure the user-defined thresholds that are used in Spotlight. Thresholds are used in Spotlight in two main ways: ▫ Event detection – Most of the KPIs in the Event Explorer are ultimately based on event attributes that are detected by the Actix event detection mechanism as the data is loaded into the project's repository. Thresholds are also used in the calculations that are subsequently performed on the data as it is retrieved from the repository prior to display in Spotlight. make sure that you do not enable the Automatic Import options in the CellRefs group of Preferences. which also provides information about which attributes are affected. although a few might be based on multiple event attributes (for example.actix. The documentation provides a list of these thresholds for each technology. Many of the analyses in the Radio Network Explorer are also based on event attributes. you can configure the corresponding KPIs and analyses by changing those thresholds. Note When you work in Spotlight. This is useful when reading about event detection thresholds and helps you to look up the definition of those attributes in the Attribute Help system. when incoming and outgoing call setup failures are stored in separate event attributes).

it does mean that any changes you subsequently make to the preferences and thresholds while working on the project will be lost next time you reload the project. because changing the CellRefs file can cause incorrect results and changing the other settings is potentially confusing. For example. the changes will be lost when you reload the project. the neighbor list settings will revert to those that were selected when you originally created the project.) Changing other preferences and thresholds can result in subtle changes in how Spotlight decodes data.actix. You should therefore think through your requirements and set the settings and preferences accordingly before you start loading data.com . Note Although you can change preferences and settings at any time using the Display Thresholds and Preferences options on the main Tools menu.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 30 4. it will affect drilldown data and any data that you load into Analyzer Classic for detailed analysis. Also. as explained earlier. defines events and determines what to store in the repository. By saving and reloading the cellrefs file and other preferences and thresholds with the project. Although changing these settings after you have started loading data into the project should not invalidate the results. Spotlight avoids these potential problems.2. These saved settings are automatically reloaded whenever you subsequently open the project. www. next time you reload the project. Spotlight automatically saves the preferences and thresholds that are currently selected (including a copy of the entire cellrefs file). Click Next to go on to the next step. it can lead to confusion and the potential for different definitions being used to generate the same event. this is not recommended when using Spotlight. However. This is done for several reasons: Spotlight does not expect that the cellrefs file will change after you have started loading data—the addition of even a single cell sector in the cellrefs file can result in incorrect results within Spotlight (this is why Spotlight is not compatible with the Automatic Import option for cellrefs data. Although changing most of the preferences and thresholds will not affect the data stored in your project's repository. you can change the neighbor list preferences using the Data Settings link in the Radio Network Explorer's neighbor list pages.1 What happens to the project‘s preferences and threshold settings After you click the last step‘s Done button. the page will be updated to reflect the new settings. with a potential for confusing discrepancies between the two sets of results. As soon as you close the dialog box. However.

If you have a folder full of file to be processed into Spotlight. the file list is empty: Choose the data files to be processed by Spotlight: If you have just a few files to process.3 Step 3: Choose Data In the third step in creating a new Spotlight project. Initially. check the Add all subfolders box. If underneath the selected folder there are subfolders that also contain required data files. click the Add Files button and select one or more files. The template selected in step 1 defines the information that will be loaded into the project database and how it will be processed. which will be added to the list of chosen files.actix. click the Add Folder button and select the folder.com . www.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 31 4. you must specify the data files that you want to examine.

actix.com . Spotlight supports a maximum populated data volume of about 3GB. Click Done to load the data and open the Summary Dashboard. www. once the data has been loaded into the repository. you can remove a specific file by clicking the remove link at the end of the row. The project will be saved to this folder: \Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Actix\Analyzer\Projects (depending on your current Windows user settings) For best use.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 32 Once the list of chosen files has been populated. The entire process of loading data is dependent on the volume of data to be loaded into the project. aim for at least 1GB of free disk space per project. it can be reattached very quickly. You can also use the Remove All Files button if necessary. However.

Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 33 5 Using the Summary Dashboard The Summary Dashboard shows an overview of the data loaded in the current Spotlight repository project. Note that due to the potential amount of information on display. If you have configured multiple devices during the template configuration phase. Spotlight is designed to be used at full application window size.com . a separate tab per device will appear in the dashboard. so you should keep your Spotlight application window maximized at all times.actix. www.

If you have configured regional filtering.1 Navigating around Spotlight At the top of the page. this dialog will also give you the option to filter by region. It also provides some useful functions from any stage of your analysis: If your current project uses Global Filters.com . note that you need to click the Add Filter link on the right to create the filter. a related link appears in the navigation bar. and allows you to filter by time (not shown above).Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 34 5.actix. the navigation bar allows you to move around in Spotlight. www. Once you have specified the filter. Click on the link to show a dialog similar to this: This dialog allows you to specify any files or streams that you want to exclude from the analysis.

com . The Analyzer Classic tab allows you to load selected files for analysis in Analyzer: www. The Log Files link displays a dialog listing the log files processed in the project.2 The Top Panel The top panel has buttons linking to the Event Explorer and Radio Network Explorer pages. The three tabs allow you to filter by File and Stream. The panel also includes a Summary table consisting of information on the loaded dataset. or by Stream.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 35 5. The Reports link in this table displays all the existing reports defined to run on the template.actix.

If you have access to multiple technologies in the loaded data.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 36 5. Depending on the nature of the issue.actix. this panel highlights particular issues that have been identified in the loaded data. click on one of these issues to open the appropriate analysis on either the Radio Network Explorer page or the Event Explorer page. The Important Issues section includes the various radio network analyses. based on the current threshold settings.3 The Issues Panel On the left of the screen. a drop-down menu at the top of the panel allows you to switch between the technologies. failed call rate and rate of calls with excessive setup time.com . The Critical Issues section includes event-based key performance indicators (KPIs) like dropped call rate. www.

the map is an integral part of the interface. by default the map view is docked in Spotlight. However. Click on this icon to control the size of map window and its docked or undocked condition.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 37 5. resulting in the Map icon being displayed next to the File menu at the top left of the screen. www. EcIo_1stBest Consolidated_SINR_For_Nth_Best_Pilot[0] ServRxLevSub Uu_ActiveSet_EcNo[0] From this map. you may be able to see one or more areas that may require investigation.4 The Map In Spotlight. The Summary map shows the entire drive with the default (technology-dependent) attribute plotted: CDMA EVDO GSM UMTS / HSPA The drive test data is binned according to the selections made in step 4 of defining the project template. Cell sector wedges are color-coded as follows: green sectors were serving during part of the drive yellow sectors were seen during the drive but were never serving empty sectors were not seen during the drive Note that this image shows the map window undocked. using a Spotlight report or by following a link for a critical or important issue.com . so they may not necessarily align with the data points. any events displayed on the map will use the exact position rather than a binned position.actix.

These can be accessed by clicking on the Reports link from Spotlight's Summary Dashboard page.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 38 6 Using Spotlight reports Reports are a good place to start when attempting to identify problems in the loaded data. A report shows all unfiltered data in the project database for the associated technology. a report must have been activated in the current project's template. Here's an example HSPA report: Navigation tabs on the bottom left let you explore the various pages of the report. Note that.com . Spotlight provides the following reports: CDMA (see p144) EVDO (see p147) EVDO Rev A (see p151) GSM (see p155) HSPA (see p160) UMTS (see p165) www.actix. to be available.

If you subsequently reopen the workbook that you saved for project A. Make sure you choose the Don't Update option.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 39 On the bottom right. However. This means that if you save the report in Excel for a project (A) and then run the report again on a different project (B).com .gif. the image files in each subfolder are always called image1. Note that the web page has an associated subfolder with a unique name containing various image and other files relating to that report. image2. www. you can use the functionality of Excel to perform further analyses on the data. Excel will display a message saying that the workbook contains links to other data sources and asking whether you want to update them. the Show Excel Report button lets you open the report as a Microsoft Excel file. The Save button exports the report as a web page. which may cause you problems in some situations. Note that the maps are inserted into the Excel file as linked bitmaps. From here.gif. because otherwise the report will be updated with the maps from project B. the map bitmaps will be updated to reflect the data in project B. or simply save the report as an Excel file or print it out.actix.

actix.or by clicking on an appropriate Issue link in the Issues panel on the left of the Summary Dashboard page: www..1 About the Radio Network Explorer You can access the Radio Network analyses from the Radio Network Explorer icon at the top of the Summary Dashboard page: .Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 40 7 Using the Radio Network Explorer 7..com .

you may find that several analysis conditions apply.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 41 The available Radio Network analyses for all technologies are as follows: CDMA/EVDO Cell Coverage CDMA/EVDO Neighbor List CDMA/EVDO Pilot Pollution EVDO System Performance LTE Cell Coverage GSM 2G Missing Neighbors GSM Cell Coverage UMTS/HSPA 3G Neighbor List UMTS/HSPA 3G-2G Neighbor List UMTS/HSPA Cell Coverage UMTS/HSPA Cell Pilot Pollution When you are viewing a particular Radio Explorer analysis page. you will see a tab for each of these.actix.com . www. At the top left. depending on the data loaded in the project. taking you to the appropriate analysis.

7.2 CDMA / EVDO Cell Coverage analysis You can use this analysis to: Determine the coverage footprint for each cell.2 Using the cell coverage analysis 1 Click on an appropriate issue link (or on the Radio Network Explorer image followed by the Cell Coverage tab) to open the Cell Coverage analysis page. based on user-defined thresholds. Mobile Rx Power and Mobile TX Power for selected cell(s).com . 7.1 Before you start You can use scanner or handset data for this analysis. Determine the relative grade of service as regards to EcIo. as defined by SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold.2. Visualize where cells are overshooting their coverage design boundary.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 42 7. shown by the red line surrounding a selected cell.actix.2. www. Visualize where a cell is the best server.

www. Sector 3. 2 3 From the top table. Be careful not to include sectors with low sample counts (for example. Some samples (highlighted) are shown well outside the overspill threshold (the red circle around the selected cell) and close to another cell.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 43 Note that drive test data is binned according to the selections made in step 4 of defining the project template. to sort the table by this value.actix. value and # Samples. any events displayed on the map (for example.Site A. Here is one such site . However. below 50) as these will not be statistically relevant. click on the column heading # > Dist. by using the Events drop-down menu) will use the exact position rather than a binned position. so events might not align with the data points.com . Look for differences between the # > Dist.

actix. this is not a problem. Note that as the samples are now no longer seen.Where Seen to visualize the coverage situation for the loaded data.com . so select the Analysis to be Scanner . www.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 44 4 In this example. scanner data is available.

Site B Sector 2.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 45 Continuing to investigate the sectors from the top table. we find another potential problem sector. First. which could be solved by downtilting the selected sector. www. check that the two cells are twoway neighbors. There may be a problem with the highlighted neighboring sector.actix.com .

3 Features of this analysis page Top Panel . as defined by SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold. A table shows details of the sites: Best EcIo. Events – List of the event attributes that can be plotted on the map. Rx Power.actix. Changing the mode affects the Ec/Io attribute that is displayed on the map. the map shows the coverage wedge for the selected cell. The analysis can operate in two modes: Best Server and Where Seen. plus Grade of Service percentages for the entire drive. So while looking at pilot pollution you could dump the CDMA Dropped Call event on the map and quickly find out if the call dropped due to pilot pollution. Data points outside this circle represent overspill. the side panel displays overview information. Clicking on a row in this table causes the side panel to display more information about the site.When no rows are selected. A red line indicates the maximum range for the analysis. Best Server mode shows the Ec/Io when the selected cell was the best server is displayed.When you click a row in the top table or on a site on the map. and shows the coverage footprint for only those cells that were the best servers at some point in the drive. Map . configured using SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold. and CDMA Grade of Service. The red circle represents the coverage design boundary. Side Panel . and the map zooms to the site and displays its coverage. Filters – Select this link to specify filters for the table on the top panel. Analysis – Select Scanner (Best Server/Where Seen) or Handset (Best Server/Where Seen) analysis. The currently selected attributes will be kept as you move between Spotlight's analysis pages. Overview – Displays in the left panel an overview of statistics. Select a PN to color red all the sites with this PN. Attributes – List of most commonly used attributes that can be plotted on the map. the panel shows various KPI values for the site and a histogram of the distances at which the cell was measured. The map also shows the Grade of Service (the legend also shows sample counts). Where Seen mode shows the Ec/Io whenever the cell was measured. PN Search – Visualize a PN on the map.2. Currently plotted attributes are shown in red in the list.com .Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 46 7.Shows summary information. When a site is selected. www. Currently plotted events are shown in red in the list. so you can quickly identify co-PN locations. EcIo and the CDMA_Important_Issues (CDMA Grade of Service) attribute.

Values should vary between 0 and 10 dBm. failed call and voice call with poor quality.This condition is used in conjunction with Mobile Rx Power and Mobile Tx Power Thresholds to determine the diagnosis for the dropped call.com . failed call and voice call with poor quality.This condition is used in conjunction with EcIo and Mobile Rx Power Thresholds to determine the diagnosis for the dropped call.This condition is used in conjunction with EcIo and Mobile Tx Power Thresholds to determine the diagnosis for the dropped call. Recommended value is -12 dB. Mobile Tx Power compared with CDMA_MobileTxPowerThreshold . Recommended value is -80 dBm.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 47 This table shows how the CDMA Grade of Service is computed at each point: CDMA Grade of Service Excess interference External interference Weak reverse link Weak forward link Low Rx signal Poor coverage *Conditions: EcIo compared with CDMA_EcIoCombinedThreshold . Mobile Rx Power compared with CDMA_MobileRxPowerThreshold . EcIo condition* Within Within Exceed Within Exceed Within MRx Power condition* Exceed Exceed Exceed Within Within Within MTX Power condition* Within Exceed Exceed Within Exceed Exceed www. failed call and voice call with poor quality. Recommended value is 5 dBm. Values should vary between -16 and -12 dB. Values should vary between -75 and -90 dBm.actix.

You can now see the sector with the highest number of recommended additions to its neighbor list.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 48 7.actix. the project will need to contain scanner data. and these can be exported directly to a CSV file for easy import and to update the switch directly.2 Using the neighbor list analysis 1 To start this analysis. If you have not done so before. remove and retain neighbor recommendations for each site and cell based on scanner measurements.3 CDMA / EVDO Neighbor List analysis This lets you use scanner data to optimize neighbor lists for sites within a userdefined radius of the selected cell. www. or click on an appropriate Issue in the left-hand Issues panel.3. 7. The missing neighbor algorithm generates add.com . check the data settings that control the neighbor list analysis algorithm. 2 3 Go to the top table and sort by the Add column. from the Summary Dashboard page click on the Radio Network Explorer button and click on this tab.3. 7.1 Before you start For this analysis.

and will need to make the correction to the switch manually (for example.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 49 4 Click on the top row in the table to show information for that sector. The map also displays the data points used in the analysis. If you disagree with a suggested addition. You may have reasons for refusing to accept the suggestion on geographical grounds (for example. which will immediately update the analysis. Also. Note that in this case you will not be able to output your choice. 5 Examine each suggested additional neighbor. you may think that the number of samples was too small to justify the addition . you may want to use the PN Search feature to find an alternative sector to add to the neighbor list. by using the Events drop-down menu) will use the exact position rather than a binned position.actix. so events might not align with the data points.com . The circle represents the user-defined radius used by the analysis to identify potential neighbors. For example. you may know that one or more sites will be going off-air and should not be selected. or for reasons related to the data settings. www. The map now shows green lines to each new neighbor recommendation.in which case you may also want to alter the related data setting. any events displayed on the map (for example. However. existing cells between the sector and the suggested addition. The thickness of each line shows how well the suggestion meets the criteria of the analysis. as occurs several times in this example). Note that drive test data is binned according to the selections made in step 4 of defining the project template. by editing the CSV file).

you can output them to a CSV file.com . if there were 6 suggested additions in the first row. Note that by default the map does not show lines for removal recommendations. 7 8 Repeat this process for each row in the top table. If you do not want to select every recommendation for a sector. For example. Once you are satisfied with the recommendations that you have selected. click the Export data link. You can now go through the same process for the 'Removals' column. as necessary. Note that the number beside the button changes to match your selection. If you clicked the button. this would result in the number reading 3/6. From the top of the page. 9 www. you can click the related button in the table to mark your choice. This can be useful if there are a large number of recommendations and you need to keep track of how many you have already selected. So if you selected 3 additions. with none currently selected for export. which shows each recommendation for a sector individually. you can use the table in the side panel on the left.actix. the number would show 0/6. the number would read 6/6.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 50 6 If you accept all suggestions for a sector.

Defines the maximum number of cells in the neighbor list. Attributes – List of most commonly used attributes that can be plotted on the map. Currently plotted events are shown in red in the list. This helps in quickly identifying co-PN locations. This is used to reduce the effect of stray signals. Clicking on a row in this table causes neighbor information for the selected cell to be displayed in the side panel. removals and retains neighbor recommendations for every site. Defines the percentage of samples that must be reached to trigger a cell being added as a suggested neighbor. The circle represents the user defined radius (Maximum Intersite Distance) used by the analysis to identify potential neighbors.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 51 7. which can be used to build lists of suggested neighbor cells to add and remove. It includes in a tabular form number of addition.3.com . The currently selected attributes will be kept as you move between Spotlight's analysis pages. See below for more information. 13 1 www.4 Data Settings Setting Ec/Io Threshold (dB) Maximum Neighbors Addition Threshold (%) Default -17 Description Only scanner measurements above this used-defined EcIo threshold will be included in the analysis. Check boxes next to a recommendation can be selected for export to a CSV file. PN Search – Visualize a PN on the map. 7.When a row is clicked in the top panel or a site is clicked on the map. lines to neighbors are drawn from that site.Details of the neighbor recommendations are displayed on the side panel.3 Features of this analysis page Top Panel .actix. All of the options take effect immediately after you click OK. Currently plotted attributes are shown in red in the list. Side Panel .3.Summary information is displayed in the top panel. Filters – Select this link to specify filters for the table on the top panel. Events – List of the event attributes that can be plotted on the map. Export data – Select this link to export neighbor recommendations to a CSV file. Input a PN to visualize on the map and this feature would color red all the sites with this PN. Data Settings – This link opens up a dialog box for configuring the algorithm that Spotlight uses for the missing neighbor analysis. and lines to neighbors to be drawn on the map. Map .

www. Acceptable data points are within this threshold of the candidate sector's beam width. and are also within the Maximum Intersite Distance (the blue circle).2 Description Defines the minimum percentage of samples that cells in the current neighbor list must achieve in order to be recommended for retention in the list. Defines the maximum angle between the edge of a cell's beam width and the data point. Note that the algorithm works off Binned data. Minimum Measurements Maximum Intersite Distance (meters) 50 20000 Angle to site threshold (degrees) 90 In this example.com . Only sectors which have been measured above the Ec/Io Threshold at least this many times will be included in the analysis. and also that only cells angled towards the data point are suggested. set this value to 0. To disable this feature. use a higher value.actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 52 Setting Removal Threshold (%) Default 0. the beam width is shown as a darker blue arc. set this value to 0. Defines the maximum line-of-sight distance in meters between two cells for one to be considered for inclusion on the other's neighbor list. To disable this feature. For rural areas where the average intersite distance is naturally greater than a dense urban environment. When the percentages of samples fall below this threshold. and the angle to site threshold in lighter blue arcs on either side. cells will be recommended for removal from the list. This threshold ensures that missing neighbors are not suggested from reflected signals or back-lobes. for that cell to be considered for inclusion in the serving cell's neighbor list.

Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 53 Setting Include existing neighbors Only process first best PN Max Neighbor List Size Default Selected Description Select this option for the current neighbor list in the cellrefs file to be considered for additions and removals. www.actix. Selected 32 Once a potential neighbor list has been calculated for each data point. retentions and removals. the longer it will take a handset to find appropriate neighbors. Select this option to analyze the neighbors of the best cell only. Allows you to define the maximum number of recommended neighbors. De-select this option if you want to analyze the neighbor list of all of the cells within the reporting range.com . This is compared with the existing list to calculate which are additions. conceivably resulting in a dropped call. Note that the more potential neighbors you add. they are aggregated by serving cell to produce the recommended neighbor list.

events plotted on the map (for example. However. so events might not align with the data points.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 54 7. 7. and view the offending sectors on the map. from the Summary Dashboard. click on an appropriate Issue in the left-hand Issues panel. 7. Alternatively. such as Too Many Servers (a pilot pollution issue).actix.com .4. You can determine the relative degree of pollution for each cell and prioritize which cells in the network are strong candidates for downtilts and coverage optimization. click on the Radio Network Explorer button and click on the Cell Pilot Pollution tab. by using the Events drop-down menu) will use their exact position rather than a binned position.4 CDMA / EVDO Pilot Pollution analysis This lets you quickly identify pilot pollution in the inbound (how the selected sector is being polluted by other sectors) and outbound (how the selected sector is polluting other sectors) directions.2 Using the pilot pollution analysis 1 To start this analysis. Note that drive test data is binned according to the selections made in step 4 of defining the project template.1 Before you start You can use scanner or handset data for this analysis.4. www. The map shows the drive test data and the Pilot Pollution events.

www. The left hand panel displays details of the outbound pollution for the selected sector. The thickness of the lines indicates the degree to which pilot pollution was detected for the selected sector. In this example. which has 183 pilot pollution events. The arrow on each line points from the polluting sector to the polluted sector. In this example that is CDMA_Site_41. Outbound pollution lines are drawn in red from the selected sector to the sectors being polluted. Rolling over a line with the cursor shows a pop-up message box giving more information on the pollution. Inbound pilot pollution lines are drawn in blue. Sector 3. the selected sector is polluting three other sectors. based on the loaded data.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 55 2 Sort the top table by Pilot Pollution Events and click on the top row (that is. The map now highlights the selected sector.actix.com . the sector with the most associated pilot pollution problems).

actix. or if the serving cell needs uptilting for greater coverage. The left hand panel displays details of the inbound pollution for the selected sector. Note that you can also sort this table . the selected sector is being polluted by five other sectors. In this example.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 56 3 Now de-select the Outbound Pilot Pollution Total box to hide the outbound polluting lines and select the Inbound Pilot Pollution Total box.com . which helps you identify distant sectors that might need downtilting. www.for example by distance.

Events – Lists event attributes. Map . Select one or more to plot on the map. Filters – Select this link to specify filters for the table on the top panel.4. and draws lines to polluters on the map.When you click a row in the top table or on a site on the map. Attributes – Lists the most commonly used attributes.com . The currently selected attributes will be kept as you move between Spotlight's analysis pages. PN Search – Visualize a PN on the map. So.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 57 7. Click on a column title to sort the table by this value. Currently plotted events are shown in red in the list.actix. Analysis – Select Scanner or Handset analysis. while looking at pilot pollution you could dump the CDMA Dropped Call / EVDO Dropped Connections event on the map and quickly find out if the connection was dropped due to pilot pollution. Select one or more to plot on the map. Side Panel .3 Features of this analysis page Top Panel .Shows details of the inbound and outbound pollution for the selected site. It includes in a tabular form the number of pilot pollution events for each site and the total number of inbound/outbound polluters. Clicking on a row in this table displays pilot pollution information for the selected cell in the side panel. The lines to polluters have a direction arrow suggesting inbound or outbound pollution. lines to inbound as well as outbound pollution are drawn from that site. www. Overview – Click to display an overview of pilot pollution for the entire drive. Currently plotted attributes are shown in red in the list. All the pilot pollution events involving the site are also plotted on the map.Shows summary information. Select a PN to color red all the sites with this PN so you can quickly identify co-PN locations.

Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 58 7.com . Click on the Radio Network Explorer icon and then the System Performance tab.5 EVDO System Performance analysis EVDO system coverage tests are intended to characterize network performance and coverage.2 Using the system performance analysis 1 Before using this analysis. 2 www. Examine the report to obtain an overview of the system performance. select the EVDO Report.5. from the Summary Dashboard.1 Before you start For this analysis.actix. 7. and verify that the system meets the following recommended performance criteria: Signal to Interference & Noise Ratio (SINR) Packet Error Rate (PER) Mobile Tx Power Mobile Rx Power RLP Rx Throughput RLP Tx Throughput DRC Rate 7. the project will need to contain handset data.5.

by using the drop-down menu) will use the exact event position rather than a binned position. www.com .Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 59 The System Performance page provides information on whether a particular performance metric has been met for the various sectors shown in the top table. Click the column title # < Threshold to show the sectors with the highest number of samples that exceed the performance threshold. 5 Click on a row in the table to show various KPI values for the selected site and a distribution chart for the currently selected metric. any Events displayed on the map (for example. so events might not align with the data points. with 50 or more samples. The Performance Met column shows whether the currently selected metric has been achieved or failed for each sector.for example. However. Note that drive test data is binned according to the selections made in step 4 of defining the project template.actix. Check the # Samples column to make sure that you are looking at data that is statistically significant . 3 4 Select from the Metrics drop-down menu the performance metric that you want to examine.

Filters – Select this link to specify filters for the table on the top panel. Attributes – List of most commonly used attributes that can be plotted on the map. The currently selected attributes will be kept as you move between Spotlight's analysis pages.When you click a row in the top table or on a site on the map. and by default the SINR analysis is presented. www. You can select the metric on which to run the test from the Metrics drop-down menu. Map .3 Features of this analysis page Top Panel .com .Displays various KPI values for the selected site and a distribution chart for the currently selected metric. When no rows are selected.actix. Clicking on a row in this table causes the side panel to display more information about the site and a distribution chart for the metric. 7. Side Panel . performance met/not met result etc. overview information is displayed in the side panel and on the map.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 60 6 Click on the sector icon next to the Performance Met column heading to show on the map those sectors that are not performing adequately. including information such as the Average metric. Currently plotted attributes are shown in red in the list. the map shows the corresponding metric for the selected site.5. A table shows information on individual sites. total samples.Shows summary information.

High TX Power % = (Meas Bins with TX Power > Thresh) / (Total measurement bins) X 100 Performance criteria met. if: (1 . Metrics – Select the performance metric to be used for the analysis. if: (1 . 7. Specify a PN to color red all the sites with this PN. PN Search – Visualize a PN on the map.% of High TX) > (EVDO_TXPWR_Recommended_Performance_Threshold) % www. You can easily switch between metrics.4 Performance metrics Metric SINR Notes Compares Consolidated_SINR_For_Nth_Best_Pilot_0 with the user-defined SINR threshold Average_SINR_PN0_Threshold.% of Low RX) > (EVDO_RXPWR_Recommended_Performance_Threshold) % Mobile Tx Power Compares TotalPower_Transmitted with the user-defined TX Pwr threshold EVDO_MobileTxPower_Threshold.% of High PER) > (EVDO_PER_Recommended_Performance_Threshold) % Mobile Rx Power Compares AGCPower_Received_Antenna0 with the userdefined Rx Power threshold EVDO_MobileRxPower_Threshold.5. if: (1 . Low SINR % = (Measurement bins with SINR < Thresh) / (Total Measurement bins)) X 100 Performance criteria met.com . Currently plotted events are shown in red in the list.% of Low SINR) > (EVDO_SINR_Recommended_Performance_Threshold) % PER Compares PER_Instantaneous with the user-defined PER threshold Average_PER_Threshold. Low Rx Power % = (Meas Bins with Rx Power < Thresh) / (Total measurement bins) X 100 Performance criteria met. Overview – Click on this link to display an overview of system performance for the entire drive.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 61 Events – List of the event attributes that can be plotted on the map.actix. to quickly identify Co-PN locations. High PER % = (Measurement bins with PER > Thresh) / (Total measurement bins) X 100 Performance criteria met. if: ((1 .

% of Low RLP TX) > (RLPTxThpt_Recommended_Performance_Threshold) % DRC Rate Compares DataRate_Requested_ShortTermAverage_Kbps with the user-defined DRC Rate threshold EVDO_DRC_Rate_Requested_Threshold.actix. if: (1 . if: (1 . if: (1 .com . Low DRC % = (Bins with DRC < Thresh) / (Total measurement bins) X 100 Performance criteria met.% of Low RLP Rx) > (RLPRxThpt_Recommended_Performance_Threshold) % RLP Tx Throughput Compares EVDO_RLP_Tx_Throughput_Instantaneous with the user-defined RLP threshold Average_TxRlpThputInst_Threshold.% of Low DRC) > (EVDO_DRC_Recommended_Performance_Threshold) % www. Low RLP TX Thpt % = (Meas Bins with RLP TX Thpt < Thresh) / (Total measurement bins) X 100 Performance criteria met. Low RLP Rx Thpt % = (Meas Bins with RLP Rx Thpt < Thresh) / (Total measurement bins) X 100 Performance criteria met.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 62 Metric RLP Rx Throughput Notes Compares EVDO_RLP_Rx_Throughput_Instantaneous with the user-defined RLP threshold Average_RxRlpThputInst_Threshold.

Mobile Rx Power and Mobile TX Power for selected cell(s). click on an appropriate 'issue' link to open the Cell Coverage analysis page.6 GSM Cell Coverage analysis You can use this analysis to: Determine the coverage footprint for each cell.2 Example of No Dominance The Summary Dashboard shows an Important Issue: '% area with No Serving Cell Dominance'. See Coverage criteria to see how this was derived. TCH and BSIC plans. Determine the relative grade of service as regards to EcIo. within the range G_Interference_Radius (drawn as a dotted blue circle on the map).1 Before you start You can use scanner or handset data for this analysis. '#'. Visualize where a cell is the best server. for example the issue shown above. 7. 7. Note that several rows in the top table have a low sample count.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 63 7. www.com . based on a user-defined threshold.actix.6. Visualize where cells are overshooting their coverage design boundary as defined by SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold (drawn as a red circle on the map). 1 2 From the Summary Dashboard.6. Visualize the neighbor BCCH. and so are unreliable to use in this investigation.

select an attribute to plot on the map. as explained in Coverage criteria. any events displayed on the map (for example. Click Add Filter and OK. www. 50 counts. apply a Filter with a threshold of.actix. so events might not align with the data points. 4 From the Attribute drop-down menu.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 64 3 To remove rows with low sample counts. No Serving Cell Dominance): Attribute ServRxQualSub ServRxLevSub NumNeighbors within 5 dB Important Issue Poor Voice Quality Poor Signal Strength No Serving Cell Dominance The attribute is used in the calculation to identify the issue. by using the Events drop-down menu) will use the exact position rather than a binned position.com . Note that drive test data is binned according to the selections made in step 4 of defining the project template. base on the related Important Issue from the Summary Dashboard (for this example. say. However.

The second map image shows RxLev (Where Seen) plotted for the same sector.com . The first map image shows the 'NumNeighbors within 5 dB' attribute plotted.actix. In the example below. a problem row has been selected. which highlights an area of poor dominance (drawn in red). and select likely candidate rows. which shows that it covers an unnecessarily large area. This could be corrected by applying some downtilt to the sector.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 65 5 Examine the top table of the analysis for indications of poorly performing cells relating to the Important Issue. www.

the Quality tab of the side panel shows a high percentage of Poor RxQual at the same time as Good RxLev. you may need to see if there are any cells in the area that have the same frequencies. Now from the side panel. The cell coverage radius is shown as a red circle. together with colored co-channel. In this example. and the cell plan visualization radius is shown as a dotted blue circle.actix. radio buttons will be displayed for the two TCH display options.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 66 7. which is usually an indicator of interference. On the map you can see the selected sector in gray. adjacent lower and adjacent higher interference sectors. and TCHList information will appear in the pop-up sector information. based on the information held in the cellrefs file. If TCH information is present in the cellrefs file. up to four radio buttons are displayed at the top of the panel with which you can pick the required type of cell plan visualization. If you have interference. Depending on the information available.3 Example of GSM visualization This analysis can also be used to highlight and investigate interference issues.com .6. select the Visualization tab. www. 1 2 Use the top table to locate and select cells exhibiting this combination of poor RxQual and good RxLev.

Number of samples. Ensure that the site you are looking at has a statistically viable number of samples. The table containing the following information: ▫ Handset (Where Seen / Best Server) BCCH # .When you click a row in the top table or on a site on the map. and data points outside this circle represent overspill.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 67 7. Min). coverage footprints can only be seen for those cells that were best servers at least once during the drive. the map shows the coverage wedge for the selected cell.BTS Sensitivity + BTS Antenna Gain DL = BTS EIRP .com . Input a SC to visualize on the map and this feature would color red all the sites with this SC.6. Filters – Select this link to specify filters for the table on the top panel. This quickly identifies co-SC locations.actix. > D(ist. Currently plotted events are shown in red in the list. RxLev. % >180 Beam – Percentage of points outside a hypothetical beamwidth of 180 degrees. Top Panel . The currently selected attributes will be kept as you move between Spotlight's analysis pages. Analysis – The page can operate in two analysis modes: Best Server and Where Seen.RxLevSub www.) . The red circle represents the user-configured coverage design boundary. Events – Lists the event attributes that can be plotted on the map. % > Beam – Percentage of points outside the cell beamwidth. RxQual. SC Search – Visualize a SC on the map.4 Features of this analysis page Map . if the difference is greater the 8 dB. Clicking on a row in this table causes the side panel to display more information about the site and the map zooms to the site and displays its coverage. Max. EcIo & RSCP.Shows a table of summary information. Currently plotted attributes are shown in red in the list. (Average.Number of samples greater than the coverage design boundary (defined by SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold). The Where Seen mode shows RxLev whenever the cell was measured. Best Server mode shows the Ec/Io attribute when the selected cell was the best server (and also RxQual). Attributes – Lists the most commonly used attributes that can be plotted on the map. Link Diff – This is the difference between UL and DL pathloss and is used to highlight cell with possible LNA (TMA) issues. where: UL = UE Tx Power . Note that clicking on the icon only displays the Average value.

Each tab displays various KPIs for the selected site. you will lose the other tabs. and will need to click on a row in the top table to show them again.see Coverage criteria below for details. Side Panel . ▫ Quality tab . www.(Handset data only) Shows the percentage of Good and Poor RxQual and RxLev in the data (see Coverage criteria for details).actix. Note that if you have the Visualization tab selected and you select a sector not included in the visualization. ▫ Scanner (Where Seen / Best Server) As Handset but no RxQual or Link Diff information in the top table. Poor Lv and No Dom .com .Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 68 Poor Ql.

and adjacent channel interference on the map by coloring in the interfering sectors. Display Thresholds command). in the following order: BCCH co-interference. so there may appear to be a discrepancy between the two views.Displays BCCH. the map will only show Where Seen data.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 69 Distance tab . out to a distance defined by the threshold G_Interference_Radius (which can be changed using the Tools.Displays a histogram of the distances at which the cell was measured. TCH adjacent lower. Visualization tab . as defined by SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold (changeable from the Tools. TCH co-interference. Display Thresholds command).actix. BCCH adjacent upper. See also the previous worked example of GSM visualization. A red line at the top indicates the maximum range for the analysis (equating to the red circle on the map).com . TCH adjacent upper. www. Note that the color is determined by the first satisfied condition. so if you set the Analysis (see below) to 'Where Seen'. TCH (if available in the cellrefs file) and Co BSIC co. Note that the side panel only shows Best Server data. BCCH adjacent lower.

Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 70 %Intrf or %Interference in the visualization table is the ratio between the number of interfering channels in common and the sum of all the channels on the cell. Each row shows three interfering TCH channels. www.actix.com . there is 1 BCCH channel and 3 TCH channels used by the sector. In the TCH example below. there is 1 BCCH channel and 3 TCH channels used by the sector. Each row shows only one interfering BCCH channel. and so the %Intrf is 100% x 3/4 = 75%. So in the BCCH example below. and so the %Intrf is 100% x 1/4 = 25%.

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TCH Co/adjacent Channel % is shown below. This type of visualization is inappropriate for frequency hopping - that is, where baseband or synthesized traffic channels are being used.

Co BSIC visualization is shown below. This is used to distinguish between two different cells which are on the same BCCH. Orange sectors show that there is another cell on the same BSIC (co BSIC channel interference), and red sectors show that the cell also has the same BCCH.

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7.6.5 Coverage criteria
Condition Poor Voice Quality Poor Signal Strength No Serving Cell Dominance Top table column or Quality tab* Poor Quality, Poor Ql Poor Leverl, Poor Lv No Dom Criteria ServRxQualSub < G_RxQualSub_Max threshold ServRxLevSub < G_RxLevSub_Min threshold If the sum of all these conditions is > 2: ((ServRxLevSubNborRxLev[n])<5) * (abs(ServBCCHNborBCCH[n])<375), where n is 0 to 5. Where none of the above conditions is true.

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7.7 GSM 2G Missing Neighbors analysis
This lets you use scanner data to optimize neighbor lists for sites within a userdefined radius (Maximum Intersite Distance) of the selected cell. Where the serving cell cannot carry a call due to interference or poor radio conditions, the call needs to be moved to a better cell. If the cellrefs file contains neighbor information, the analysis examines the relationship between the existing neighbors and the potential neighbors as seen by the scanner, and generates add, remove and retain recommendations for each site and cell. You can export the suggestions made by the analysis directly to a CSV file for easy import and to update the switch directly.

7.7.1 Before you start
You will need to have loaded a suitable GSM scanner stream.

7.7.2 Using the neighbor list analysis
1 To start this analysis, from the Summary Dashboard page, click on the Radio Network Explorer button and click on this tab, or click on an appropriate link in the left-hand Issues panel. If you have not done so before, check the data settings that control the neighbor list analysis algorithm. In this example, we will be interested in the Minimum Samples and the Addition Threshold. If you alter a data setting, the analysis will immediately update.

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Sort the top table by the Add column. You can now see the sector with the highest number of recommended additions to its neighbor list. Check that the Server Count column shows an acceptable value (you can also define a cutoff threshold using Minimum Samples in the Data Settings dialog as shown above).

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Click on the top row in the table to show information for that sector.

The map now shows lines to the recommended additions (there are many additions in this example as the cellrefs file does not contain any 3G-2G neighbor definitions - therefore there are also no retentions or removals suggested). The thickness of each line shows how well the suggestion meets the criteria of the analysis. The circle represents the radius of the Maximum Intersite Distance (defined in the Data Settings dialog) used by the analysis to identify potential neighbors. The map also displays the data points used in the analysis. The side panel on the left shows each recommendation for a sector individually, sorted by the % of data points that meet the recommendation algorithm. Note that drive test data is binned according to the selections made in step 4 of defining the project template. However, any events displayed on the map (for example, by using the Events drop-down menu) will use the exact position rather than a binned position, so events might not align with the data points.

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6 7 Repeat this process for each row in the top table. you may know that one or more sites will be going off-air and should not be selected.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 75 5 Examine each suggested additional neighbor. Note that the more potential neighbors you add. you can use the table in the side panel on the left. this would result in the number reading 5/12. You may well have an upper limit already defined by your internal guidelines. the number would show 0/12. So if you selected 5 additions. but you can also control this using the Data Settings link at the top of the screen and specify a new Max Neighbor List Size value. You may have reasons for refusing to accept the suggestion on geographical grounds (for example. If you accept all suggestions for a sector. with none currently selected for export. if there were 12 suggested additions in the first row. www.com . existing cells between the sector and the suggested addition). or for reasons related to the data settings. Also. Note that by default the map does not show lines for removal recommendations. This can be useful if there are a large number of recommendations and you need to keep track of how many you have already selected.actix. If you do not want to select every recommendation for a sector. Note that the number beside the button changes to match your selection. For example. the number would read 12/12. the longer it will take for a handset to find appropriate neighbors. you can click the related button in the table to mark your choice. as necessary. conceivably resulting in a dropped call. If you clicked the button. You could now go through the same process for the 'Removals' column (this example contains no 'removals' suggestions).

Export data – Select this link to export neighbor recommendations to a CSV file.Shows add. Events – Lists the event attributes that can be plotted on the map.actix. and draw lines to neighbors on the map.When you click a row in the table or a site on the map. click the Export data link. Map . See below for more information. Currently plotted attributes are shown in red in the list. Clicking on a row in this table displays neighbor information for the selected cell in the side panel. lines to neighbors are drawn from that site. together with related site information.3 Features of this analysis page Top Panel . Side Panel . The circle represents the user-defined radius (Maximum Intersite Distance) used by the analysis to identify potential neighbors. From the top of the page. removal and retention neighbor recommendations for every site. All of the options take effect immediately after you click OK. The box beside each recommendation type shows which color it will be drawn in on the map click on the check box to show or hide that particular recommendation type (by default. 7. which can be used to build lists of suggested neighbor cells to add and remove. Attributes – Lists the most commonly used attributes that can be plotted on the map. www.Shows details of the neighbor recommendations. Data Settings – This link opens up a dialog box for configuring the algorithm that Spotlight uses for the missing neighbor analysis. Currently plotted events are shown in red in the list. The map also shows the data points used in the analysis.7. The currently selected attributes will be kept as you move between Spotlight's analysis pages. Removals are not shown). Filters – Select this link to specify filters for the table on the top panel.com . Check boxes next to a recommendation can be selected for export to a CSV file.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 76 8 Once you are satisfied with the recommendations that you have selected. you can output them to a CSV file.

Note that the more potential neighbors you add. Defines the percentage of samples that must be reached to trigger a cell being added as a suggested neighbor. 5 1 Minimal Samples Maximum Intersite Distance (meters) 50 5000 Only process first best ARFCN Max Neighbor List Size Selected 32 www.7.2 Defines the minimum percentage of samples that cells in the current neighbor list must achieve in order to be recommended for retention in the list. Note that the algorithm works off Binned data. The RxLev of any candidate neighbor cell must be no worse than this value from the RxLev Threshold for the cell to be considered in this analysis (so no worse than –100 dB if using the default value for RxLev Threshold). of samples where X is the serving cell) where the thresholds relate to whether Y should be added (or removed. conceivably resulting in a dropped call. To disable this feature. For rural areas where the average intersite distance is naturally greater than a dense urban environment. use a higher value. Removal Threshold (%) 0. When the percentages of samples fall below this threshold. Only sectors which have been measured above the Ec/Io Threshold at least this many times will be included in the analysis. see below) from X‘s neighbor list. Allows you to define the maximum number of recommended neighbors. the longer it will take for a handset to find appropriate neighbors.4 Data settings for this page Setting RxLev Threshold (dB) Reporting Range (dB) Addition Threshold (%) Default -95 Description The RxLev of the serving cell must be better than this threshold value for the cell to be considered in this analysis. of samples where cell X is the serving cell to Y) / (Total no. Select this option to analyze the neighbors of the best cell only. where the percentage is: 100 * (No.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 77 7. De-select this option if you want to analyze the neighbor list of all of the cells meeting the other criteria. This is used to reduce the effect of stray signals.com . cells will be recommended for removal from the list. Defines the maximum line-of-sight distance in meters between two cells for one to be considered for inclusion on the other's neighbor list.actix. set this value to 0.

This threshold ensures that missing neighbors are not suggested from reflected signals or back-lobes.com .Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 78 Setting Angle to site threshold (degrees) Default 90 Description Defines the maximum angle between the edge of a cell's beam width and the data point. set this value to 0. Acceptable data points are within this threshold of the candidate sector's beam width. Once a potential neighbor list has been calculated for each data point. In this example. and the angle to site threshold in lighter blue arcs on either side. the beam width is shown as a darker blue arc. and also that only cells angled towards the data point are suggested. www.actix. This is compared with the existing list to calculate which are additions. for that cell to be considered for inclusion in the serving cell's neighbor list. and are also within the Maximum Intersite Distance (the blue circle). they are aggregated by serving cell to produce the recommended neighbor list. To disable this feature. retentions and removals.

1 Before you start You can only use scanner data for this analysis.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 79 7. Quickly visualize where a cell is the best server. by selecting a cell.8. www. Note that these thresholds have already been applied to the loaded data. click on an appropriate issue link or the Radio Explorer icon to open the Cell Coverage analysis page.8 LTE Cell Coverage analysis You can use this analysis to: Determine the coverage footprint for each cell. Hovering over the link shows the thresholds used to identify this issue. Visually determine where cells are overshooting their coverage design boundary (defined by SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold).8.actix. and changing the thresholds at this point will have no effect on the analysis.2 Example The Summary Dashboard shows an Important Issue relating to Poor Coverage. 7.com . 7. 1 From the Summary Dashboard.

3 4 Sort by Av RSRP by clicking on the column heading. say.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 80 2 The Issues panel showed a high percentage of Poor Coverage issues. 50 counts by selecting #Samples.com . > and enter 50.actix. so examine the top table of the analysis for indications of poorly performing cells. To remove rows with low sample counts. Note that several rows have a low sample count and so are unreliable to use in this investigation. apply a Filter with a threshold of. Click Add Filter and OK. www.

note that there are some samples with poor RSRP despite being very close to the problem sector. 6 Select the top sector row.com . 7 Looking at the map. www.actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 81 5 Color the cells by RSRP by clicking on the multi-cell icon beside the column heading (the icon should become colored to indicate this is toggled on).

A red line indicates the maximum range for the analysis. The red circle represents the user-configured coverage design boundary. Currently plotted attributes are shown in red in the list. this feature would color red all the cell(s) matching the selected criteria. Sector ID or L1_CID to visualize.com .Shows a table of summary information. and data points outside this circle represent overspill. as defined by SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold. The currently selected attributes will be kept as you move between Spotlight's analysis pages. Dist tab – Displays a histogram of the distances at which the cell was measured. Clicking on a row in this table causes the side panel to display more information about the site.3 Features of this analysis page Top Panel . Currently there are no events to display.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 82 7. you can perform analyses from the perspective of one carrier. Ensure that you are looking at a statistically sensible number of samples. The Where Seen mode shows the RSRP whenever the cell was measured. RSRQ (Max. >180 Beam – Percentage of points outside an imaginary beamwidth of 180 degrees.Number of samples greater than the coverage design boundary (defined by SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold). The map zooms to the site and displays its coverage. www. > Dist . coverage footprints can only be seen for those cells that were best servers at least once during the drive. Ave). Events – Lists the event attributes that can be plotted on the map. RSRP. Input a Site Name. Filters – Select this link to specify filters for the table on the top panel. > Beam – Percentage of points outside the cell beamwidth. the map shows the coverage wedge for the selected cell. Min. Changing the mode affects the RSRP attribute that is displayed on the map. Cell Search – Visualize a cell on the map.When you click a row in the top table or on a site on the map. Vis tab – Displays cell details. Attributes – Lists the most commonly used attributes that can be plotted on the map. as defined by LTE_Scan_PoorRSRP_Threshold and LTE_Scan_PoorRSRQ_Threshold. Side Panel Quality tab – Displays a quadrant chart with the percentage values of points in good/bad RSRP and good/bad RSRQ. Map . In multi-carrier environments. The table contains the following information: ▫ Scanner # .8. Best Server mode shows the RSRP when the selected cell was the best server.actix. RSRP and RSRQ.Number of samples. Analysis – Select LTE Scanner Where Seen or Best Server analysis mode.

click on the Radio Network Explorer button and click on this tab. from the Summary Dashboard page. You can now see the sector with the highest number of recommended additions to its neighbor list.actix. If the cellrefs file contains neighbor information. If you alter a data setting. www.2 Using the neighbor list analysis 1 To start this analysis. and generates add. 7. remove and retain recommendations for each site and cell. we will be interested in the Minimum Samples and the Addition Threshold.9 UMTS / HSPA 3G Neighbor List analysis This lets you use scanner data to optimize neighbor lists for sites within a userdefined radius (Maximum Intersite Distance) of the selected cell.com . If you have not done so before. Where the serving cell cannot carry a call due to interference or poor radio conditions.9. check the data settings that control the neighbor list analysis algorithm. the call needs to be moved to a better cell. the analysis will immediately update. 7. 2 3 Sort the top table by the Add column.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 83 7. In this example. the analysis examines the relationship between the existing neighbors and the potential neighbors as seen by the scanner. You can export the suggestions made by the analysis directly to a CSV file for easy import and to update the switch directly.9.1 Before you start You will need to have loaded a suitable GSM scanner stream. or click on an appropriate link in the left-hand Issues panel. Check that the Server Count column shows an acceptable value (you can also define a cutoff threshold using Minimum Samples in the Data Settings dialog as shown above).

Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 84 4 Click on the top row in the table to show information for that sector. Note that drive test data is binned according to the selections made in step 4 of defining the project template.actix. any events displayed on the map (for example. The circle represents the radius of the Maximum Intersite Distance (defined in the Data Settings dialog) used by the analysis to identify potential neighbors.therefore there are also no retentions or removals suggested). The map also displays the data points used in the analysis. sorted by the % of data points that meet the recommendation algorithm. so events might not align with the data points. However. www. The side panel on the left shows each recommendation for a sector individually. The map now shows lines to the recommended additions (there are many additions in this example as the cellrefs file does not contain any 3G-2G neighbor definitions . The thickness of each line shows how well the suggestion meets the criteria of the analysis.com . by using the Events drop-down menu) will use the exact position rather than a binned position.

You may well have an upper limit already defined by your internal guidelines. For example. existing cells between the sector and the suggested addition). Note that the more potential neighbors you add.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 85 5 Examine each suggested additional neighbor. you may know that one or more sites will be going off-air and should not be selected. You could now go through the same process for the 'Removals' column (this example contains no 'removals' suggestions).actix. www. the number would read 12/12. If you do not want to select every recommendation for a sector. Note that by default the map does not show lines for removal recommendations. So if you selected 5 additions. 6 7 Repeat this process for each row in the top table. the longer it will take a handset to find appropriate neighbors. If you clicked the button. Note that the number beside the button changes to match your selection. This can be useful if there are a large number of recommendations and you need to keep track of how many you have already selected. or for reasons related to the data settings. you can use the table in the side panel on the left. Also. you can click the related button in the table to mark your choice. the number would show 0/12. You may have reasons for refusing to accept the suggestion on geographical grounds (for example.com . there were 12 suggested additions in the first row. If you accept all suggestions for a sector. with none currently selected for export. this would result in the number reading 5/12. conceivably resulting in a dropped call. but you can also control this using the Data Settings link at the top of the screen and specify a new Max Neighbor List Size value. as necessary.

Clicking on a row in this table displays neighbor information for the selected cell in the side panel. Check boxes next to a recommendation can be selected for export to a CSV file.actix.3 Features of this analysis page Top Panel . Currently plotted events are shown in red in the list. The box beside each recommendation type shows which color it will be drawn in on the map click on the check box to show or hide that particular recommendation type (by default.com . All of the options take effect immediately after you click OK. removal and retention neighbor recommendations for every site. Export data – Select this link to export neighbor recommendations to a CSV file.9. Find SC – This link allows you to visualize an SC on the map.When you click a row in the table or a site on the map. click the Export data link. together with related site information. Data Settings – This link opens up a dialog box for configuring the algorithm that Spotlight uses for the missing neighbor analysis. The circle represents the user-defined radius (Maximum Intersite Distance) used by the analysis to identify potential neighbors. See below for more information. 7. Specify an SC and this feature colors red all the sites using this SC. Filters – Select this link to specify filters for the table on the top panel. Map . Events – Lists the event attributes that can be plotted on the map. From the top of the page.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 86 8 Once you are satisfied with the recommendations that you have selected. you can output them to a CSV file. www. Removals are not shown). lines to neighbors are drawn from that site. Attributes – Lists the most commonly used attributes that can be plotted on the map. Side Panel . The currently selected attributes will be kept as you move between Spotlight's analysis pages. The map also shows the data points used in the analysis.Shows details of the neighbor recommendations. Scanner Frequency – The results can be filtered by carrier. and draw lines to neighbors on the map. Currently plotted attributes are shown in red in the list. which can be used to build lists of suggested neighbor cells to add and remove.Shows add.

conceivably resulting in a dropped call. When the percentages of samples fall below this threshold. Select this option to analyze the neighbors of the best cell only. the longer it will take for a handset to find appropriate neighbors.2 Minimal Samples Maximum Intersite Distance (meters) 50 5000 Only process first best ARFCN Max Neighbor List Size Selected 32 www. For rural areas where the average intersite distance is naturally greater than a dense urban environment. Only sectors which have been measured above the Ec/Io Threshold at least this many times will be included in the analysis.9. cells will be recommended for removal from the list. To disable this feature. use a higher value. Allows you to define the maximum number of recommended neighbors. Defines the percentage of samples that must be reached to trigger a cell being added as a suggested neighbor. Defines the minimum percentage of samples that cells in the current neighbor list must achieve in order to be recommended for retention in the list. This is used to reduce the effect of stray signals. 5 1 0.com . set this value to 0.4 Data settings for this page Setting RxLev Threshold (dB) Reporting Range (dB) Addition Threshold (%) Removal Threshold (%) Default -95 Description The RxLev of the serving cell must be better than this value before the cell will be considered in the analysis. Note that the more potential neighbors you add. Note that the algorithm works off Binned data Defines the maximum line-of-sight distance in meters between two cells for one to be considered for inclusion on the other's neighbor list.actix. The RxLev of the serving cell must be no further than this from the RxLev Threshold before the cell will be considered in the analysis (so no worse than -100 dB if using the default values). De-select this option if you want to analyze the neighbor list of all of the cells meeting the other criteria.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 87 7.

Once a potential neighbor list has been calculated for each data point. www. Acceptable data points are within this threshold of the candidate sector's beam width.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 88 Setting Angle to site threshold (degrees) Default 90 Description Defines the maximum angle between the edge of a cell's beam width and the data point. and also that only cells angled towards the data point are suggested. set this value to 0. and are also within the Maximum Intersite Distance (the blue circle). retentions and removals. they are aggregated by serving cell to produce the recommended neighbor list. In this example. and the angle to site threshold in lighter blue arcs on either side.actix. This is compared with the existing list to calculate which are additions. This threshold ensures that missing neighbors are not suggested from reflected signals or back-lobes.com . for that cell to be considered for inclusion in the serving cell's neighbor list. the beam width is shown as a darker blue arc. To disable this feature.

10.com . Situations where the 3G network cannot carry a call due to interference or poor radio conditions . from the Summary Dashboard page. which must contain a field called GSMNeighborList on the WCDMA_Cell network element. UMTS scanners are able to scan several frequencies (identified by the UARFCN) simultaneously. remove and retain recommendations for each site and cell.and the call needs to be carried out or completed in the 2G network . If a handset stream is used.1 Before you start You will need to have loaded the following: A UMTS scanner stream that relates to a single UMTS frequency. If the cellrefs file contains neighbor information. You can export the suggestions made by the analysis directly to a CSV file for easy import and to update the switch directly.are typically caused by missing neighbors. A GSM scanner or handset stream that was logged at the same time.actix.10 UMTS / HSPA 3G-2G Neighbor List analysis This lets you use scanner data to optimize neighbor lists for sites within a userdefined radius (Maximum Intersite Distance) of the selected cell. and generates add.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 89 7. Increasingly. the analysis examines the relationship between the existing neighbors and the potential neighbors as seen by the scanner. These are cells that have not been defined in the neighbor list of the strongest cell at a given location.10. click on the Radio Network Explorer button and click on this tab. it must have been logged in idle mode. These must have been loaded using a suitable matching cellrefs file. or click on an appropriate Issue in the left-hand Issues panel: www. 7.2 Using the neighbor list analysis 1 To start this analysis. 7. but which have an RxLevel good enough to be added to the UE‘s neighbor list as a potential cell to hand over from 3G to 2G.

com . check the data settings that control the neighbor list analysis algorithm. You can now see the sector with the highest number of recommended additions to its neighbor list.actix. 4 Click on the top row in the table to show information for that sector. 3 Sort the top table by the Add column. the analysis will immediately update. Check that the Server Count column shows an acceptable value (you can also define a cutoff threshold using the Minimum Sample Count as shown above). In this example. www.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 90 2 If you have not done so before. we will be interested in the Minimum Sample Count and the Addition Threshold. If you alter a data setting.

any events displayed on the map (for example. 5 Examine each suggested additional neighbor. this would result in the number reading 13/51. the number would show 0/51. so events might not align with the data points. If you do not want to select every recommendation for a sector. Note that drive test data is binned according to the selections made in step 4 of defining the project template. However. with none currently selected for export. by using the Events drop-down menu) will use the exact position rather than a binned position. The map also displays the data points used in the analysis. If you clicked the button. So if you selected 13 additions. This can be useful if. sorted by the % of data points that meet the recommendation algorithm.actix. as in this example. there are a large number of recommendations and you need to keep track of how many you have already selected. Note that the number beside the button changes to match your selection.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 91 The map now shows lines to the recommended additions (there are many additions in this example as the cellrefs file does not contain any 3G-2G neighbor definitions . For example. www.therefore there are also no retentions or removals suggested). The thickness of each line shows how well the suggestion meets the criteria of the analysis. The side panel on the left shows each recommendation for a sector individually. If you accept all suggestions for a sector. if there were 51 suggested additions in the first row. The circle represents the user-defined radius (Maximum Intersite Distance) used by the analysis to identify potential neighbors. the number would read 51/51.com . you can use the table in the side panel on the left. you can click the related button in the table to mark your choice.

actix. Currently plotted events are shown in red in the list. 6 If you disagree with a suggested addition.10. 7 8 9 7. Clicking on a row in this table displays neighbor information for the selected cell in the side panel. together with related site information.3 Features of this analysis page Top Panel .Shows details of the neighbor recommendations. Once you are satisfied with the recommendations that you have selected.Shows add. Repeat this process for each row in the top table. the longer it will take for a handset to find appropriate neighbors. Filters – Select this link to specify filters for the table on the top panel. Map . Another problem that arises from this example (due to no 3G2G neighbor data in the cellrefs file) is the sheer number of suggested additions: 51. lines to neighbors are drawn from that site. Events – Lists the event attributes that can be plotted on the map. From the top of the page. removal and retention neighbor recommendations for every site. and will need to make the correction to the switch manually (for example. The map also shows the data points used in the analysis.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 92 You may have reasons for refusing to accept the suggestion on geographical grounds (for example. Attributes – Lists the most commonly used attributes that can be plotted on the map. you may want to use the SC Search feature to find an alternative sector to add to the neighbor list. The box beside each recommendation type shows which color it will be drawn in on the map click on the check box to show or hide that particular recommendation type (by default. You could now go through the same process for the 'Removals' column (this example contains no 'removals' suggestions). You may well have an upper limit already defined by your internal guidelines.com . conceivably resulting in a dropped call. The circle represents the user-defined radius (Maximum Intersite Distance) used by the analysis to identify potential neighbors. www. Note that the more potential neighbors you add. The currently selected attributes will be kept as you move between Spotlight's analysis pages. click the Export data link. compared with the maximum permitted number of 32.When you click a row in the table or a site on the map. Currently plotted attributes are shown in red in the list. Check boxes next to a recommendation can be selected for export to a CSV file. Removals are not shown). by editing the CSV file). existing cells between the sector and the suggested addition). Side Panel . and draw lines to neighbors on the map. or for reasons related to the data settings. as necessary. Note that in this case you will not be able to output your choice. Also. Note that by default the map does not show lines for removal recommendations. you may know that one or more sites will be going off-air and should not be selected. you can output them to a CSV file.

Note that the algorithm works off Binned data. EcIo or RSCP.com . set this value to 0. -100 -95 50 5000 Addition Threshold (%) 1 www. use a higher value. or EcIo and RSCP. 7. If a potential neighbor has passed the UMTS threshold criteria described above. see below) from X‘s neighbor list.10. of samples where X is the serving cell) where the thresholds relate to whether Y should be added (or removed. where the percentage is: 100 * (No.4 Data settings for this page Setting UMTS Threshold Type EcIo Threshold (dBm) RSCP Threshold (dBm) GSM Neighbor Threshold (dBm) Minimal Sample Count Maximum Intersite Distance (meters) 0 Default Description Depending on which measurement your network uses for determining when to hand over. All of the options take effect immediately after you click OK. Only sectors which have been measured above the Ec/Io Threshold at least this many times will be included in the analysis. This is used to reduce the effect of stray signals. Defines the maximum line-of-sight distance in meters between two cells for one to be considered for inclusion on the other's neighbor list. of samples where cell X is the serving cell to Y) / (Total no. now the potential neighbor must have a measured BSIC greater than or equal to this value to be included on the potential neighbor list. Find SC – Visualize an SC on the map. A neighboring cell must have an RSCP of less than or equal to this value to be included on the potential neighbor list.actix. To disable this feature. select EcIo. Specify an SC and this feature colors red all the sites using this SC. For rural areas where the average intersite distance is naturally greater than a dense urban environment. Data Settings – This link opens up a dialog box for configuring the algorithm that Spotlight uses for the missing neighbor analysis. Scanner Frequency – The results can be filtered by carrier. See below for more information. Defines the percentage of samples that must be reached to trigger a cell being added as a suggested neighbor.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 93 Export data – Select this link to export neighbor recommendations to a CSV file. RSCP. which can be used to build lists of suggested neighbor cells to add and remove. A neighboring cell must have an EcIo of less than or equal to this value to be included on the potential neighbor list.

Acceptable data points are within this threshold of the candidate sector's beam width. This is compared with the existing list to calculate which are additions. the longer it will take for a handset to find appropriate neighbors. www. To disable this feature. and also that only cells angled towards the data point are suggested.com . the beam width is shown as a darker blue arc. set this value to 0. conceivably resulting in a dropped call. they are aggregated by serving cell to produce the recommended neighbor list. Defines the maximum angle between the edge of a cell's beam width and the data point. Only process first best SC Max Neighbor List Size Selected 32 Angle to site threshold (degrees) 90 In this example. Select this option to analyze the neighbors of the best cell only. When the percentages of samples fall below this threshold. for that cell to be considered for inclusion in the serving cell's neighbor list. Allows you to define the maximum number of recommended neighbors. Once a potential neighbor list has been calculated for each data point. This threshold ensures that missing neighbors are not suggested from reflected signals or back-lobes. De-select this option if you want to analyze the neighbor list of all of the cells meeting the other criteria. retentions and removals. cells will be recommended for removal from the list. and are also within the Maximum Intersite Distance (the blue circle).Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 94 Setting Removal Threshold (%) Default 0.actix. and the angle to site threshold in lighter blue arcs on either side. Note that the more potential neighbors you add.2 Description Defines the minimum percentage of samples that cells in the current neighbor list must achieve in order to be recommended for retention in the list.

Note that several rows have a low sample count and so are unreliable to use in this investigation. 10 From the Summary Dashboard. 7. so examine the top table of the analysis for indications of poorly performing cells.11.actix.11. Visually determine where cells are overshooting their coverage design boundary (defined by SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold).2 Example using handset data The Summary Dashboard shows an Important Issue relating to Poor Coverage. Note that these thresholds have already been applied to the loaded data. 7.com .Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 95 7.1 Before you start You can use scanner or handset data for this analysis. and changing the thresholds at this point will have no effect on the analysis. Hovering over the link shows the thresholds used to identify this issue. click on an appropriate issue link or the Radio Explorer icon to open the Cell Coverage analysis page. by selecting a cell. 11 The Issues panel showed a high percentage of System Interference issues. www. Quickly visualize where a cell is the best server.11 UMTS / HSPA Cell Coverage analysis You can use this analysis to: Determine the coverage footprint for each cell.

Click Add Filter and OK.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 96 12 To remove rows with low sample counts. say. www.actix.com . apply a Filter with a threshold of. 13 Sort by Ave EcIo by clicking on the column heading. 50 counts. Select the top sector row. 14 Color the cells by EcIo by clicking on the icon beside the column heading.

Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 97 15 Looking at the map.plotting the Uu_ActiveSet_Count attribute shows that there is only one clear server. This may indicate a missing neighbor. by using the Events drop-down menu) will use the exact position rather than a binned position. However.com . www. 16 So what other cells are interfering to cause this situation? Experiment with plotting various Events and Attributes . any events displayed on the map (for example. note that there are some samples with poor EcIo despite being very close to the problem sector. Site 8130 Sector B. so events might not align with the data points. Note that drive test data is binned according to the selections made in step 4 of defining the project template.actix.

Note that the map and table keep the focus on the selected cell. www.com . so exporting and using that new neighbor should solve the problem.actix. See the 3G Neighbor List analysis for more information.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 98 17 Click on the 3G Neighbor List tab. Here we can see that there is a suggested addition to the neighbor list.

5 www. As the problem concerns data points outside the serving cell beamwidth.11. 1 2 3 4 Click on the issue link to open the Cell Coverage analysis page. Filter out any rows with low sample counts.com . sort by >180 Beam by clicking on the column heading. Note that the top two sectors are in the same site.actix. Select the top sector row. as described in the previous example.3 Example using scanner data The Summary Dashboard shows an Important Issue where a large percentage of data points were identified as being outside the beamwidth of the serving cell.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 99 7. Color the map cells by >180 Beam by clicking on the icon next to the column heading.

www. . – Percentage of points outside an imaginary beamwidth of 180 degrees. RSCP (Max. Select the other sector from the table or the map to confirm that this is a crossfeeder situation.com . Min. > Dist.Shows a table of summary information. . if the difference is greater the 8 dB. Looking at the map. EcNo.Number of samples greater than the coverage design boundary (defined by SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold). note that the samples seen for the selected sector appear in the beam of the other offending sector. Ensure that you are looking at a statistically sensible number of samples.Where Seen'.4 Features of this analysis page Top Panel . > Dist. RSCP (Max. – This is the difference between UL and DL pathloss and is used to highlight cell with possible LNA (TMA) issues.Number of samples. EcNo. you select the Analysis 'Scanner . >180 Beam. Ensure that you are looking at a statistically sensible number of samples.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 100 6 7 Ensure that in the top panel. 7. Ave). The table contains the following information: ▫ Scanner # . > Beam. Ave).Number of samples. ▫ Handset # .Number of samples greater than the coverage design boundary (defined by SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold). Link Diff. Min. – Percentage of points outside the cell beamwidth.actix.11.

The red circle represents the user-configured coverage design boundary.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 101 Downlink Interference factor. Filters – Select this link to specify filters for the table on the top panel. System interference % Limited coverage % Poor UL & DL % Clicking on a row in this table causes the side panel to display more information about the site.When you click a row in the top table or on a site on the map. Map . This quickly identifies co-SC locations. Currently plotted events are shown in red in the list.Displays various KPI values for the site selected and a histogram of the distances at which the cell was measured. you can perform analyses from the perspective of one carrier. and data points outside this circle represent overspill. Analysis – Select Scanner (Best Server/Where Seen) or Handset (Best Server/Where Seen) analysis. The Where Seen mode shows the Ec/Io whenever the cell was measured. Best Server mode shows the Ec/Io when the selected cell was the best server. Attributes – Lists the most commonly used attributes that can be plotted on the map. A red line indicates the maximum range for the analysis. The currently selected attributes will be kept as you move between Spotlight's analysis pages. www. EcIo & RSCP. the map shows the coverage wedge for the selected cell. coverage footprints can only be seen for those cells that were best servers at least once during the drive. Events – Lists the event attributes that can be plotted on the map. The page can operate in two modes: Best Server and Where Seen. Currently plotted attributes are shown in red in the list. Note that in multi-carrier environments.actix.com . Side Panel . The map zooms to the site and displays its coverage. Input a SC to visualize on the map and this feature would color red all the sites with this SC. Changing the mode affects the Ec/Io attribute that is displayed on the map. SC Search – Visualize a SC on the map. as defined by SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold.

www.2 Example using scanner data 1 To start this analysis. click on an appropriate Issue in the left-hand Issues panel. 7.1 Before you start You can use scanner or handset data for this analysis. 2 Sort the top table by Outbound Cells and click on the top row.12 UMTS / HSPA Cell Pilot Pollution analysis This lets you quickly identify pilot pollution in the inbound (how the selected sector is being polluted by other sectors) and outbound (how the selected sector is polluting other sectors) directions. You can determine the relative degree of pollution for each cell and prioritize which cells in the network are strong candidates for downtilts and coverage optimization.com . from the Summary Dashboard.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 102 7. You can also select single or multiple events to see lines to the sectors contributing to the pollution.12.actix. click on the Radio Network Explorer button and click on the Cell Pilot Pollution tab. Alternatively. such as Too Many Servers (a pilot pollution issue). and view the offending sectors on the map.12. 7.

5 www.actix. The arrow on each line points from the polluting sector to the polluted sector. to show lines to cells. 3 De-select the Inbound Cells box to hide the inbound polluting lines. However. De-select Outbound Cells and select Inbound Cells. by using the Events drop-down menu) will use the exact position rather than a binned position. based on the loaded data.com . any events displayed on the map (for example. The map now highlights the selected sector. Inbound pilot pollution lines are drawn in blue. Outbound pollution lines are drawn in red from the selected sector to the sectors being polluted. drag a box around the area with a cluster of Too Many Server events. The map also shows the Too Many Server events. Note that drive test data is binned according to the selections made in step 4 of defining the project template. On the map. and that you can hide or show these polluting lines by clearing or checking the related box in the top table. The thickness of the lines indicates the degree to which pilot pollution was detected for the selected sector. and Outbound and Inbound Cell polluters. as the selected sector 55662 looks like the best candidate for investigation as it has a high number of Too Many Servers events. 4 The inbound polluters are shown by blue lines. Rolling over the lines with the cursor displays more detailed information (see the example below). so events might not align with the data points.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 103 In this example.

so you would need to improve the coverage in that area. At this point you could use the Cell Coverage tab to see the best way to improve the coverage for the selected sector.actix. from the top table. and a few polluting cells are some distance away. de-select Inbound Cells and select Outbound Cells. www.com .Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 104 There is no clear dominator in this area. the EcIo values have been plotted on the map to confirm the situation near the Too Many Server events. In the image below. 6 To see how the selected sector is polluting other sectors.

The lines to polluters have a direction arrow suggesting inbound or outbound pollution. lines to inbound as well as outbound pollution are drawn from that site. past much closer sectors. This confirms that the selected sector may need some downtilt to avoid causing the pollution and to increase nearby coverage. It includes in a tabular form the number of pilot pollution events for each site and the total number of inbound/outbound polluters.12.Summary information is displayed in the top panel.com .Shows details of the inbound and outbound pollution for the selected site. and lines to polluters to be drawn on the map. Filters – Select this link to specify filters for the table on the top panel. 7.When you click a row in the top panel or a site on the map. www.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 105 The selected sector is causing pollution at quite a distance. Use the Cell Coverage tab to see how best to improve the coverage for the selected sector.actix. Clicking on a row in this table causes pilot pollution information for the selected cell to be displayed in the side panel. All the pilot pollution events involving the site are also plotted on the map. Side Panel . Map .3 Features of this analysis page Top Panel .

So. the higher the interference and the smaller the cell range.13 About the Interference factor (‗F‘ factor) With CDMA technology.com . defined as Home cell noise/Total noise. So. The F factor can be calculated from measurements as follows: CPICH Ec/Io = CPICH RSCP – UE RSSI UE RSSI = Nt + Is + Io where: Nt = thermal noise of the UE (-100 dBm) Is = Interference (received power fraction) coming from same cell Io = Interference (received power fraction) coming from other cell as such the F factor. Io / Is can be written as: F = Io / Is =( UE RSSI – Nt – (CPICH RSCP)) / CPICH RSCP www. This is represented by the F factor. so you can quickly identify co-SC locations. Select one or more to plot on the map. interference is a critical factor because communication occurs on the same frequency band and time slot. the interference level is directly related to the user density in the considered cell and neighbors. Events – Lists event attributes. The currently selected attributes will be kept as you move between Spotlight's analysis pages. understanding the relationship between coverage and capacity— and how it is affected by interference and transmit power—is essential for UMTS network planning. Analysis – Select Scanner or Handset analysis. The more users in the system. such as in UMTS FDD mode. As a result. Input a SC to color red all the sites with this SC. 7. and affects both the cell range and capacity of the system. you could plot the UMTS Dropped Call event on the map and quickly see if the call dropped due to pilot pollution. One important source of interference in a WCDMA network comes from the signals transmitted by surrounding cells (inter-cell interference). SC Search – Visualize a SC on the map. A satisfactory Eb/N0 value is of paramount importance in maintaining a satisfactory quality of service (measured using Frame Erasure Rate or Block Error Rate). while looking at pilot pollution. whether you are looking at a totally new network or a secondgeneration network that is migrating to 3G. Currently plotted attributes are shown in red in the list. and therefore interference is directly linked to the coverage and capacity of such a network. Currently plotted events are shown in red in the list.actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 106 Attributes – Lists the most commonly used attributes. The F factor is also an indication of pilot pollution—coverage quality will suffer from an increased load as the F factor increases. Select one or more to plot on the map.

the F-Factor is very dependent on the route. because at the edge of cells the F-factor will naturally be higher. If a cell has a higher value. www. most of the DL interference (F-factor) is below 5 across most of the drive.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 107 A good value for the F factor is below 3 (or 4) over 95% of the cell area. the capacity of this cell will be impacted.1 Example 1 . and even more so when the network becomes loaded. Note When examining drive data.actix.Low 'F' factor In the example below. 7.com .13.

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7.13.2 Example 2 - High 'F' factor
In the example below, there are areas where the DL interference is high, even with a cell site in the area (for example - middle bottom). The region could suffer from capacity issues as the network usage increases. Thus, the region needs some optimization, in the form of downtilts, azimuth changes, or new sites.

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8 Using the Event Explorer
8.1 About the Event Explorer
The Event Explorer provides a detailed analysis of critical failure events. You could arrive at this page from the Summary Dashboard as a result of clicking on an appropriate Issue or on the Event Explorer icon.

8.1.1 Worked example investigating dropped calls
In this case, we have chosen to analyze call drops and so all the dropped call events appear on the map. The cell wedges are color coded to represent dropped call numbers. The side panel lists all the critical events occurring in the drive. When using this page, you can work from the data in the top table or from the diagnostics panel on the left. The table in the top panel has a row for each site and lists the failure rates for that site. Note that the table shows a set of KPIs that correspond to the current Category (selected from a drop down menu above the top table – this prevents the table from becoming cluttered by only showing a small set of related KPIs at the same time).

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Selecting the heading sorts the table by that KPI. The symbol beside the top table heading indicates the additional effect of selection:

Selecting a heading with an on the map.

icon allows you to visualize the KPIs and events

Selecting a heading with an icon allows you to visualize the KPIs and events on the map and also displays the diagnostics on the left panel. If the top table shows high values for a particular problem KPI, check the top left hand box to enable the selection boxes for each row. Then check each row with high problem KPIs. The side panel is now filtered to show the events appearing for only the selected site/sector rows. If there are many rows in the table, you might want to sort by the Diagnostics column to see the diagnostic types grouped alphabetically.

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In this example, EcIo has been selected from the Attributes menu at the top and displayed on the map. There are some poor values surrounding the dropped call event, which is expected for a handover problem. Plotting pilot pollution events may also help you to understand the situation here.

Note that drive test data is binned according to the selections made in step 4 of defining the project template. However, any events displayed on the map will use the exact position rather than a binned position, so they may not necessarily align with the data points. Drilldown allows you to view selected data related to the event on the Drilldown page, which shows a range of analysis views appropriate to the type of diagnosis. For more information, see the section on Drilldown on p112.

8.1.2 Features of this analysis page
Filters – The table on the top panel can be filtered by adding filters through this dialog Attributes drop-down menu – List of attributes that are most useful in analyzing drive data. For example, for UMTS data you could select Uu_ActiveSet_EcNo. From the map, you could see if EcNo is higher around a dropped call, which would suggest that the call quality was degrading immediately before the event. See the Attribute / Event Help (available from the Help menu) for more information. Events drop-down menu – List of the event attributes that can be plotted on the map. See the Attribute / Event Help (available from the Help menu) for more information.

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www.Provides RF measurement data around the event 8. The screenshot below shows the Data Service Analysis Summary page.2 Data Service Analysis You can use this analysis to examine the data service performance of your network.The left hand side panel provides a diagnosis for the failure event. Make sure that you set the Data Service Analysis thresholds to suit your requirements before loading the data.actix. consisting of these sections: ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ Causes – Shows possible causes for the event Further Explanation – Provides details on the causes for the event Further Analysis – Suggests how to proceed with further analysis Measurement Information .Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 112 Detailed event diagnostics . probably working in conjunction with some legacy UMTS or GPRS areas.com . Typically this will be for an HSPA network. from the top menu select Tools > Display Thresholds and go to the Data Service Analysis section. To set the thresholds.

consider a data download Task where the UE spends 80% of the time in Cell_DCH and 20% in HSPA.actix. As an example of how the composite threshold value is calculated. Percentage of FTP upload or download tasks below the composite threshold value (consisting of the composite threshold value for each technology involved in the logged data).com . Percentage of FTP upload or download tasks below the absolute threshold value. Task is used to refer to any data upload or download. browsing a web page or a ‗ping‘ test. an FTP ‗put‘ or ‗get‘. see Appendix D: Data Service Analysis thresholds. for example.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 113 The Issues panel reports on the following issues: Task Failure Rate. The composite throughput threshold is: (80% x ApplicationLowTput_UMTS_DL_Threshold) + (20% x Application_LowTput_HSDPA_DL_Threshold) For more information on the thresholds used to identify these issues. Clicking on an Issue link takes you to the Event Explorer page for Data Service Analysis: www.

showing the HSUPA Radio Chart from the drilldown analysis: HSUPA Radio Chart In the first half of the Task.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 114 Here is an example of a drilldown into upload data. www.actix. there are two main obvious causes for low throughput: Many spikes of high NACK rate Many radio drops In the second half of the Task. we can see a correlation between higher SGI and higher throughput (labeled 1 in the screenshot).com .

actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 115 Here is an example of a drilldown into download data. The possible causes and corresponding actions would be: Low radio bandwidth – deploy an additional frequency here. www. Extended periods of low UE frame usage could indicate that the HSPA network is congested in this area. showing the HSDPA Radio Chart from the drilldown analysis: HSDPA Radio Chart Examining this HSPA call leads to three routes for improving the radio network performances (labeled in the above screenshot): 1 Low UE frame usage The throughput (the blue line at the top) clearly matches the UE frame usage (the histogram near the bottom). if the radio resources are sufficient you may need to balance the load properly between the sectors.com .

8. If you want to drill down further to investigate at the message level. Avoid ping pong between cells. 3 Spikes of low throughput In this example.3.1 Why use drilldown? Initially you will want to be reassured that the Spotlight diagnosis is correct.actix. we see regular spikes of low throughput. The data buffer for the UE in the Node B empties periodically. The possible causes would be: The Scheduler in the Node B periodically reduces the scheduling for this UE in order to average out the throughput between users. click on the check box next to an event to drill down further. As you become familiar with Spotlight‘s event diagnostics.3 Drill Down from the Event Explorer All Spotlight analyses in the Event Explorer and Radio Network Explorer pages use data from the project database. or an Iub capacity issue. The possible improvements would be: Change the HSPA cell change criteria in the RNC to speed up HSPA cell changes. because the data gets transferred on the air interface faster than the Node B gets data from the RNC.com . other reasons to use drilldown may be that you may have some engineering knowledge or familiarity with the locality that leads you to suspect that the diagnosis may not be considering these factors. The reason could be a data buffer dimensioning issue somewhere in the data transmission chain. on the bottom side panel. 2 Low throughput at HSPA cell change HSPA cell changes seem to be responsible for a high degradation in CQI and a low UE frame usage.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 116 The Iub link capacity cannot support the user traffic – add more Iub capacity for this Node B. www. 8.

although in practice it is more efficient to select multiple calls for the drilldown analysis.actix. This may take a long time for a large file. In this example on the right. If you leave Load Entire File blank.2 Specifying a drilldown window Check the Drill Down box for one or more events. A simple method is to check the Load Entire File box to load the whole file containing the event for further analysis. you can specify a window of time around the event using the Before Window and After Window fields. Spotlight will only load data for that time window. The Drilldown controls let you specify the amount of data you want to load from the related data file and display on the Drilldown page.com . Note If you do not define a large-enough drilldown window.3. the window might not include the appropriate messages that trigger the event. there is only one dropped call event and that has been selected. This is faster than loading the entire file.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 117 8. The technology of the loaded data determines how the drilldown window actually operates: www.

www. click on Begin Drilldown.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 118 Once you have input the Before Window and After Window values.com .actix. This will take you to the detailed Drilldown page.

The top Dropped Call event has been selected for drilldown.com .actix. clicking on the Begin Drilldown button starts the drilldown process and displays the drilldown page. together with a diagnosis of the cause.3 The Drilldown page In this example.3.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 119 8. www. The table on the left shows a row for each Dropped Call event selected for further drilldown. we are examining a series of dropped call events.

Note All the views will have data only for the time window specified in the previous step. RSCP and Tx power information around the event. and also make use of the Replay control to step through the data.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 120 The page shows several views to help you analyze the event in more detail.com . Each drilldown that is based on a different failure event will have its own screen layout. A Protocol Stack Browser provides detailed messaging around the event. Detailed Event Diagnostics are in a panel on the left. A map and the UMTS Event Navigator window display attributes relating to the selected event. You can access standard Analyzer views from the View menu. This particular layout provides most of the information needed to diagnose a dropped call. The UMTS Event Navigator shows the event and the serving SC. is standard for this type of event. The charts give the SIR. called a screen layout.actix. also showing the originating data file name. www. EcNo. This set of views.

click on the Log Files link. 9. www. In order to do this.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 121 9 Performing a more detailed analysis You may want to perform a detailed analysis of the selected data. 2 Click the Analyzer Classic tab to show a list of loaded files. 3 Check the box to the left of each file that you want to load into Analyzer Classic.1 Before you start You must already have created a project and loaded files into the repository.2 To load data into Analyzer Classic 1 From the Summary Dashboard's Repository Summary table.com . you can view a list of the files loaded into the current project's repository and select which of them to load into Analyzer Classic. 9.actix.

Note that this does not affect the project database in any way. If you do not want to return to Analyzer Classic and re-examine the selected data.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 122 Files that are already loaded have their boxes checked and disabled. Once the load is complete.actix. which will restore the Spotlight view.com . 5 6 Perform analyses on the data using the advanced tools available in Analyzer Classic. 4 Click the Load Files button. you can click on the Return to Spotlight link. www. Note that this will not close any files that have been loaded into Analyzer Classic which are not listed as loaded into the project repository. the current views are minimized and two new views are displayed: an Attribute Explorer on the left. When you have finished using Analyzer Classic. and a new Task Window positioned in the top right corner of the available screen area. containing a single Return to Spotlight link. you can now click on the Unload All button to close files loaded into Classic. This loads any checked files that are not already loaded. and can be unloaded using the Unload All button (which is disabled if there are no loaded files).

Each image shows a particular attribute plotted in relation to a sector.com . and Handset only for EVDO.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 123 10 Batch Sector Plot The Batch Sector Plot function lets you export a series of images. click on the Reports link to open the Reports dialog. UMTS. but include Scanner and Handset for CDMA. This opens the Batch Sector Plot dialog. for instance. This would be useful if. where a set of selected criteria apply. 3 Select the appropriate Technology.actix. Now click on the Batch Sector Plot link. www. The available options will depend on the data currently loaded. To use Batch Sector Plot 1 2 From the Spotlight Dashboard. you require a set of images to use in a management report that shows the results from drive test data imported into Actix Spotlight. GSM.

where Size X is the width of the image and Size Y is the height.actix.com . 8 9 Enter the Map Image Size in pixels. Spotlight will now cycle through the sectors and create an image for each one that matches your criteria. www. you have the ability to link to a graphics file.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 124 4 Select the Attribute that you want to display on the output images. Only links to BMP files will show the actual image – other formats will only show an image icon. This depends on the selected Technology. BMP – This results in much larger graphics files. 10 To display the coverage wedge and overspill circle. Only one attribute may be exported for each use of this function. and the choice is By SC or By Sector. Sector or other selection that meets the other criteria entered in this dialog. 12 Once you are satisfied with your selections. One image will be exported for each SC. plus the highlighted cells. then all sectors on that SC (and UARFCN if defined in the cellrefs) will be exported in one image. The legend is not be exported by default. 7 Select the Min Sample Count threshold. plus a 4% padding. Some sectors may appear on the screen very briefly – these failed to match the selected criteria. The cell is only included if it was best server at some point in the drive(s). as PNG files are small yet remain clear. the example shown is for UMTS Scanner. Where Best – the image only includes those points where the cell was the best server during the drive(s).) is chosen. Cells on the same SC but that were not seen during the drive will not be highlighted. The legend for a plot is always output in BMP format regardless of this selection. click the Generate button. The number of points for the attribute must be equal to or higher than this value for an image to be exported. 5 6 Select how you want to Plot the results. The coverage wedge and overspill distance circle are drawn by default 11 To export the legend for each image as a separate BMP image. check the Coverage Wedge box. If you use Insert Object in Excel. check the Legend box. and is only recommended if you intend to use the images with Microsoft Excel. Now select the Footprint for the cell in each output image: Where Seen – the image only includes those points where the cell could be seen during the drive(s). Each image will cover the area of the Union of the bounds of the attributes. If by SC (or BCCH etc. The available options will depend on the selected Technology. Select the Map Image Format: PNG – The default map image format option.

so they can easily be matched to the related plot file.png When the batch run ends.com . Some sample results are shown below: www. Any legend BMP files are output into the same folder using the same number. Windows Explorer opens at that folder.actix.bmp yyyy-mm-dd-hhmm.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 125 The images are consecutively numbered and placed in a folder with a time-stamped name: yyyy-mm-dd-hhmm.

the way you configure the project template can affect the performance of the projects that are based on it. When you create a project template using Spotlight's New Template option. start a new Spotlight project and on the Creating a New Project: Step 1 page. To create a Spotlight project template. For example. but also how the data is organized and this can affect the validity of the analysis. but also when subsequently closing and reloading it. reports and attributes are available within Spotlight.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 126 11 Creating a Spotlight Project Template Spotlight project templates define which KPIs. Spotlight uses a default repository template that is supplied with Spotlight. click New Template. Configuring a project template correctly is important. You then need to fill out options on the following pages: Step 1: Choose Name and Starting Template Step 2: Choose Devices Step 3: Choose KPIs and Reports Step 4: Choose Attributes Step 5: Choose Global Filters www. because it controls not only what analysis is available. In addition.com . Although Spotlight is based on repository technology. if you include KPIs and reports that are not relevant. Spotlight also generates a repository template based on the KPIs and other options that are selected.actix. performance may be slower than necessary. project templates are not the same as repository templates. and how the data is to be stored in the repository. particularly when creating the project and loading data into it. During this process.

Spotlight appends the date on which it was created to the project template's name. The Master Template. Click Next to go the next page.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 127 After clicking Done on the last page. Note that templates shipped with the product are shown in blue. This must not contain any of the following characters: \ / : * ? " < > |.actix. Based on Template . which contains all available KPIs. 3 www. Note For convenience. you are returned to the New Project start page. 11.1 Step 1: Choose Name and Starting Template This page is the first step in creating a new Spotlight project template. where the new template appears in the list of project templates. 1 2 Template Name .Select the existing project template on which you want to base your new template. is at the bottom of the dropdown list.com .Enter a unique name for the template.

you should separate the data into multiple devices when combining it would be statistically invalid and the structure of the attributes and KPIs and the statistics in the reports do not provide a mechanism for separating the data. Typically.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 128 11. whereas the long calls provide data for measuring the radio performance. For www.com . you need to consider how and why the data was logged: The simplest scenario is when the data was logged by one handset and optionally one scanner in a single drive test unit.1 How many devices do I need? Each additional device adds a performance overhead. Essentially. and so ideally. the short calls provide data for event KPIs. it would skew the dropped call rate. Typically. you might want to separate the handset and scanner data into separate devices for convenience or clarity. However. the handset and scanner data is stored in different attributes and the KPIs and statistics are based on one type of attribute or another and therefore provide a means of separating the two types of data. in which the handset stays in call until the call drops. you should create the smallest number of devices that are required to separate the data in such a way that the KPIs and reports will provide statistically valid results. the long call data would by definition have an almost 100% dropped call rate and so if used for event KPIs.2.2 Step 2: Choose Devices The second step in creating a new Spotlight project template involves defining how you want the data to be stored. such as the percentage of call setups that were successful. 11. The other handset is for "long calls". When determining how many devices to create. whereupon the dialer immediately starts a new long call. Combining the data would normally give misleading results. because generally. it is generally safe to combine the data from both logging devices into a single Spotlight device.. You can choose to combine all of the data (this is the default) or to separate it into silos called devices. For example. etc.actix. In this scenario. one handset does a succession of short (approximately 90-second) calls separated by 30 seconds of idle time. Another common scenario is when data is logged by two handsets and one scanner in a single drive test unit.

you must specify a filter for each one. if the data was logged for different purposes (such as the short and long call data described above). data streams that match the filter for device B will be loaded into device B. suppose you define two devices. For example. and KPIs and statistics are typically based on one type or the other. However. If you want to separate data into multiple devices. you need to create a suitable filter for the device (as described below) in order to exclude all of the data from the other networks. data streams that match the filter for device A will be loaded into device A. one vehicle plus logging equipment). When there are multiple drive test units driving different routes on the same days. When Spotlight is to be used for this purpose. you would be interested in the data from your own network only. you should therefore create separate devices for the short and long call data. by default. which is data that has been collected from several different operators' networks simultaneously in order that the KPIs from the various networks can be compared. for clarity it is generally advisable to separate the data into different logical devices. you would normally store it in one device. All of the drive test scenarios that we have considered so far involve a single drive test unit (that is. However.2 Adding a device When you create a new project template. for the reasons explained earlier. Like scanner and handset data. For example. 11. When you subsequently select data files to load into the project.actix. data logged from voice and data calls is stored in separate attributes. there is no reason why you should not combine data logged for the same purpose in the different drive test units.2. Sometimes you may want to base optimization and troubleshooting work on benchmarking data. but one was used for voice calls and the other for data. A similar scenario occurs when a single drive test unit has two devices. www. The filter identifies the data streams that are to be loaded into that device.com . In this scenario. it would typically be valid to combine short call data collected by different drive test units on the same days in different parts of a city or state. you should generally separate it into different logical devices. However. A and B. generally. Note that data streams that match the filter for device A and B will be loaded into both devices. This avoids any risk of combining data inappropriately and thereby creating invalid KPIs. provided all of the data for that network was logged for the same purpose. Spotlight creates a single all-purpose device that has no filter.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 129 this scenario. and data streams that do not match either filter will not be loaded.

Typically. Spotlight inserts the stream name into the Filter box above. Import From File . Spotlight lists the name of every data stream that it contains. so try to make the name meaningful. in order to make the filter more generally applicable.This is used to identify the device wherever it is used. The long name is composed of the stream name preceded by the file name like this: FileName:StreamName. When you select the file. which opens this dialog: 2 3 Device Name .Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 130 1 You create a new device by clicking the Add Device button. click Add to add the device to the project template.This defines a single sequence of characters that must be present in the stream's long name in order for it to be loaded into this device. When you select a name in the list.actix.You can use this button to browse to a typical log file that will be loaded into the project. you would then edit it in the Filter box. Filter .com . When you are ready. 4 5 www.

etc. in which the data for each network is written out to different files. because even if everything else is the same in each drive test unit.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 131 11. Using the phone numbers will not achieve this. For example. For example. However. If the slots in each drive test unit are given the same labels in all of the drive test units. Typically. long names cannot provide the results you require .com . If necessary. you could base the filter on the label. the handsets for your network would need to be in the same slot in all of the drive tests units. Typically.you might need to consider filtering on the file name part of the long name. the slots might have an identifying number. the logging equipment has a number of slots into which the handsets are plugged.actix. in order to examine the pattern of their stream names. However. www. and these are generally incorporated into the stream names. consider a benchmarking study. the phone numbers will always be different. When filtering on the stream name part of the stream. Sometimes the slots can be configured with a label (such as the name of the network). You could include the name or ID of the network in the log file names and then base the stream name filter on the network name or ID. and sometimes you can use this as the filter.2. suppose you have several drive test units logging the data and you want to combine your network data from all of the units. in which five handsets were used to log data from five different networks in one drive test unit (vehicle). If necessary. which often appears in parentheses in the stream name. suppose you are setting up a project template that will be used for troubleshooting your network's data from a benchmarking study. for this to work correctly. If the stream names include the phone numbers. Click Next to go the next page. you could rename the files. Alternatively.3 More on device filters Setting up good device filters takes some thought. you would use the Import from File button on several of the log files that you want to use in the project. Some stream names include the handset's identifier. These are often used successfully as filters. such as (0). (1). you might need to rename the files manually or using a script. you could base the filter on the phone number of the handset that was attached to your network. such as the mobile identification number (MIN) or phone number. This technique can be particularly useful when working with TEMS data.

Click Next to go to the next page. select only those KPIs and reports that are relevant for the tasks you plan to perform and the data you plan to load into the projects based on this template.3 Step 3: Choose KPIs and Reports The third step in creating a new Spotlight project template involves selecting the KPIs and reports that you want to include in the project. deselect all of the KPIs and reports that do not relate to GSM voice calls. if you are planning to load only GSM voice data.com . For example. 2 www. 1 For performance reasons.actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 132 11. Spotlight lists all of the KPIs and reports that are available.

4 Step 4: Choose Attributes The fourth step in creating a new Spotlight project template involves selecting the attributes that you want to include in the project and defining the binning settings.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 133 11. One of the attributes is highlighted in red to indicate that it has been chosen from the Attribute Picker panel.actix.com . www.

Note that array attributes are shown in the tree view as individual items.Contains the scanner attributes. Select any attributes that you want to include. select the UMTS Scanner BinnedData query. It is also used to populate the Radio Network Neighbor List analysis pages. When you select a binned data query. for UMTS there are binned data queries as follows: ▫ UMTS UE BinnedData . You can then delete any index positions that you www.com . UMTS Scanner SectorHandle BinnedData . when you select an array attribute.actix.This lists the attributes and binned queries that are in the binned data query that is selected on the left side and any additional attributes that you have added using the Attribute Picker on the right side. Each of these contains a number of attributes and binned queries that are used for display on the map. UMTS Scanner BinnedData . Do not add attributes to this query. indicating that you can remove them. It is also used to populate the Radio Network Cell Coverage and Cell Pilot Pollution pages when the user has selected a 'handset' Analysis. rather than expandable items.This is a special query that is used internally. UMTS UE SectorHandle BinnedData . For example.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 134 11. if you are adding a UMTS scanner attribute. and is the main query used in the Event Explorer Drill Down pages. Make sure you add the attributes to the appropriate binned data query as described above. Queries that have Sector Handle in their name are for internal use and you should not add any attributes to them. Spotlight automatically adds a separate item to the list of attributes for each possible index position (provided there are less than 32 possible index positions). However.1 Choose Attributes The top part of this page has three panels: Binned Data Queries . and is used in the Radio Network Cell Coverage and Cell Pilot Pollution pages when the user has selected a 'scanner' Analysis. the attributes and binned queries it contains are listed in the central Attributes panel. Do not add attributes to this query.Contains the handset attributes. For example.This is a tree view that lists all of the possible attributes. etc. You cannot remove these. The additional attributes are highlighted.This is a special query that is used internally. select the appropriate binned data query to add them to. What happens when you select an array attribute depends on the internal structure of the binned data query that is selected: ▫ Generally.) Attribute Picker . (You do this by selecting the attribute and clicking Remove Attribute. Attributes . you can add additional attributes using the Attribute Picker on the right side. Typically each technology has two or more binned data queries. because they are required for the features that are associated with the selected KPIs and reports.4.This lists the binned data queries that relate to the KPIs and reports that you selected in Step 3. ▫ ▫ ▫ If you want to add additional attributes.

For example. for some binned data queries (such as the GSM Scanner BinnedData query). for a "Top n" attribute. De-select this option if you want the results from all of the drives to be aggregated together. it is considerably slower. This means that in bins that the drive test(s) passed through more than once. This has the effect of smoothing the data and reducing the number of rows or data points that would otherwise be stored in the database and subsequently displayed.2 Binning The binning settings control how the device's binned data is stored in the repository and how it is subsequently displayed on the map and the other binned data views. Although this is technically more accurate. you might want to delete all but the first three or four index positions. (However. but some use other operations.The possible units are meters and arc seconds. Spotlight adds it to the list of attributes as a single item (using the array indexer syntax) and automatically includes every index position for which there is data. See Fast Bin Aggregation in the online help for more information. particularly when displaying data on the map. the increased accuracy is likely to be of limited value in practice.Select this option if you want to use the fast bin aggregation method (this is recommended). the binning settings cannot be changed. The binning options are: Fast binning . The averaging operation that is performed is determined by the internal attribute definition. the results from the last drive will be displayed. you can www. it does affect the drilldown data and any Spotlight data that you have loaded into Analyzer Classic. You must choose the unit that matches the projection system that you are using. Note that once the project is created. a simple average operation is performed. such as the mode or count.4. Note that the fast binning option detailed below creates more compact databases and avoids problems with the limit to the number of "subselects" documented in the linked topic. there are limits imposed by the technologies that underlie the repository technology. 11. These limits are documented in detail in the Repository Manager section. ▫ However. Note Although Spotlight can handle a considerable number of attributes.actix.) Spotlight always uses the location binning mechanism. You cannot add array attributes that have 32 or more possible index positions. For most attributes. changing the binning settings in the Preferences dialog does not affect data loaded into the Spotlight repository. Units of measurement . If the data will be displayed on vector-based maps. In addition when working with very large volumes of data. when you select an array attribute. For example.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 135 do not want to use.com . which sorts the raw data values into a geographical grid and then performs an averaging operation to produce a single value for each square in the grid (sometimes call a bin).

the formula for converting between meters and arc seconds for the X axis is more complicated. you should generally choose the projection system used in those maps and the correct units for that system. the approximate size in arc seconds can be calculated from a size in meters using the following formula: Where REarth is the radius of the earth (approximately 6.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 136 generally use arc seconds and the default projection system. You must specify the offset in the same units as you used to define the size of the bins (and this must correspond to the measurement system used by the projection system).com . all of the location grids are the same.By default. sometimes you may want to move the start point because. The default sizes are 3 arc seconds and 50 meters.400 kilometers at the equator). using this formula shows that a Y axis bin size of 100 meters is approximately three arc seconds. by default. You do this by specifying an offset for either or both of the coordinates in the X origin and/or Y origin text boxes.actix. Note that using larger bin sizes reduces the size of the database and improves performance. X and Y bin size . For example. which is the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS 84) projection system. 0) defined for the selected projection system. The sizes must be specified in the appropriate units for the projection system. However. X and Y origin . However. because it depends on the radius of the earth at that latitude. for example. However.These define the dimensions of the squares in the geographical grid. The X axis corresponds to longitude and the Y axis to latitude. the starting point for the geographical grid is the false origin (0. you want to align the grid with one used in another system. This has the advantage that. See Map Projections in the online help for an overview of the issues. For the Y axis. if the data is to be displayed on raster maps. which is used by GPS. www.

The Default option for arc seconds corresponds to the WGS 84 projection system. but you can use one of the ED79 UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) system options. You need to select the appropriate zone for the area in which the data was collected. created a new Spotlight Template and on the Filtering page checked the relevant region types under Region Filters. you can choose to allow filtering by Cluster Name and Clutter Type.5 Step 5: Choose Global Filters The fifth step in creating a new Spotlight project template involves choosing whether to enable File/Stream. you need to have already defined the regions. If these options are enabled. To enable filtering by region. 11. Click Next to go to the next page. www. you can activate or modify them by clicking on the Global Filters link in the top right of an analysis page.com . where the new template appears in the list of project templates. ED79 UTM is a generic map projection system that divides the globe up into a number of zones. Time and regional filtering in the project (as well as the Device filtering enabled in Step 2). See the online help section ED79 UTM Zone Lookup for more information. For the Regional Filters. The options in the drop-down list are the projection systems that are supported directly by Analyzer and that use the units of measurement selected above. you are returned to the new project page. When you click Done.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 137 Projection .actix. There is no default option for meters. Note Regional filtering option is not shown in the above example.Select the projection system that you want to use.

Ensure that the box for Windows Bitmap (. select Control Panel. you will need to uninstall and reinstall Actix Spotlight. If the Status is 'Started'.2 The maps in your report are empty This is an issue cause by Microsoft Picture Manager. and from the Tools menu select File Types. If the Status is blank.com .bmp) is left unchecked (that is. go back to Spotlight and attempt to reload your project. from the toolbar.actix. which associates to itself a number of image file formats.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 138 12 Troubleshooting Spotlight 12. Ensure that your MS SQL service is active and try to start your project again. In the table of services. Open Picture Manager. click on the Start Service button. If you changed your license after creating the project. www. 3 If the service does not restart. locate the 'SQL Server (ACTIXSQLEXPRESS)' row. ▫ ▫ ▫ If the Status is 'Paused'. you will need to create a new project and reload the data. following these steps: 1 2 From the Windows Start menu. Services. click on the Resume Service button. Administrative Tools. from the toolbar. empty).1 No repository detected Spotlight was unable to find your project database. 12.

1 CDMA Cell Site Parameters Imported Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Analyzer Group CDMA_Site CDMA_Site CDMA_Site CDMA_Site CDMA_Cell Analyzer Name SiteName SiteID SiteLatitude SiteLongitude Sector ID Can be 1. lines to neighbor cells and to color sectors/sites on maps to reflect PN planning. used in CDMA Toolkit calculations. Base station power.3 etc. Governs the shape of the sector 'wedge' on the map to reflect the beamwidth of the antenna deployed at the site.com PN Offset CDMA_Cell PN Base Station Power* Mobile Country Code* System Identity* Network Identity* Broadcast Identity* PctPilot* PctTraffic* PctPaging* CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell EIRP MCC CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell SID NID BID PctPilot PctTraffic PctPaging . Used in CDMA Toolkit calculations. Locates Site icons on the map. For information only.actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 139 13 Appendix A: Cell Site Parameters 13. www. For information only. Locates Site icons on the map.2. or a combination of site numbers Azimuth Beamwidth Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps. For information only. Azimuth Beamwidth CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell Orients the sector icons on the map. Numeric identifier for the Site. For information only. For information only. For information only. For information only. Mobile Country Code.

2 GSM / GPRS / EDGE Cell Site Parameters Imported Parameter Site Name Site Number Analyzer Group GSM_Site GSM_Site Analyzer Name SiteName SiteID Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. by technology. Used in Analyzer‘s CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current search window settings with those suggested by Analyzer. purpose or status) that the site belongs to. Text that specifies which cell layer (for example. 13.actix. Locates Site icons on map.com Latitude Longitude GSM_Site GSM_Site Latitude Longitude . Used as the linking column to associate the GSM_Site and GSM_Cell rows. Locates Site icons on map. Numeric identifier for the Site. Used to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. Used for multiple cell layers.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 140 Imported Parameter PctSync* Active Set Search Window Setting* Neighbor Set Search Setting* Analyzer Group CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell Analyzer Name PctSync SRCH_WIN_A Purpose For information only. band. Used to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. CDMA_Cell SRCH_WIN_N List of neighbors* CDMA_Cell CDMANeighborList Sector Display – Wildcard* Sector Display – Wildcard* Sector Display – Wildcard* Layer type* CDMA_Cell Face_Display CDMA_Cell Azimuth_Display CDMA_Cell Phase_Display CDMA_Cell Layer_type *Optional. Used in Analyzer‘s CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current search window settings with those suggested by Analyzer. Used to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. www. Used in Analyzer‘s CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current search window settings with those suggested by Analyzer.

Location Area Code. Azimuth Beamwidth GSM_Cell GSM_Cell Orients the sector icons on the map. Broadcast Control Channel.com . purpose or status) that the site belongs to. or a combination of site numbers Azimuth Beamwith Purpose Sector-specific ID information useful for display on maps.3 LTE Cell Site Parameters Imported Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Analyzer Group LTE_Site LTE_Site LTE_Site Analyzer Name Site_Name SiteID Latitude Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. by technology. Cell ID value. Base Station Identity Code. GSM_Cell Layer_type 13. Numeric identifier for the site.2. www. Governs the radius of the sector 'wedge' icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the sector. Locates site icons on map. Base Station Power.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 141 Imported Parameter Sector Number Analyzer Group GSM_Cell Analyzer Name SectorID Can be 1.3. band. Base Station Power Broadcast Control Channel Mobile Network Code Mobile Color Code Location Area Code Cell ID value Base Station Identity Code Layer type GSM_Cell GSM_Cell EIRP BCCH GSM_Cell MNC Mobile Network Code.actix. GSM_Cell GSM_Cell GSM_Cell GSM_Cell MCC LAC CI BSIC Mobile Color Code. Used for multiple cell layers. comprising of a concatenation of the NCC and BCC values. Text that specifies which cell layer (for example. etc.

LTE_Cell LTE_Cell Azimuth Beamwidth EIRP* LTE_Cell EIRP Downlink EARFCN LTE_Cell DL_EARFCN Layer1 Cell Identity LTE_Cell L1_CID MCC* MNC* * Optional.com . The physical layer cell identity. The fields DL_EARFCN and L1_CID must be present to calculate lines to cells. Locates site icons on map. Governs the shape of the sector ―wedge‖ icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the site. LTE_Cell LTE_Cell MCC MNC 13. Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power – for informational purposes only.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 142 Imported Parameter Longitude Sector Number Azimuth Beamwidth Analyzer Group LTE_Site LTE_Cell Analyzer Name Longitude Sector_ID Purpose Locates site icons on map. The fields DL_EARFCN and L1_CID must be present to calculate lines to cells. Numeric identifier for the site. Locates site icons on map. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps (can be alpha or numeric) Orients the sector icons on the map. The downlink EARFCN of the cell.actix.4 UMTS / HSPA+ Cell Site Parameters Imported Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Analyzer Group UMTS_Site UMTS_Site UMTS_Site UMTS_Site UMTS_Cell Analyzer Name SiteName SiteID Latitude Longitude Sector_ID Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. Mobile Country Code – for informational purposes only. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps (can be alpha or numeric) www. National Domain Code – for informational purposes only.

by technology. Cell Identity – for informational purposes only. www. Configurable text field that specifies which cell layer (for example. Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power – for informational purposes only. Used for cell site identification and to calculate lines to cells.actix. National Domain Code – for informational purposes only. band or status) the site belongs to. Location Area Code – for informational purposes only. Governs the shape of the sector ―wedge‖ icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the site.com . Mobile Country Code – for informational purposes only. Used for multiple cell layers. SC EIRP* UMTS_Cell UMTS_Cell SC EIRP MCC* MNC* LAC* CI* Neighbor List* UMTS_Cell UMTS_Cell UMTS_Cell UMTS_Cell UMTS_Cell MCC MNC LAC CI WCDMANeighborList Layer Type* UMTS_Cell LayerType * Optional. Used during neighbor list recommendations analysis.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 143 Imported Parameter Azimuth Beamwidth Analyzer Group UMTS_Cell UMTS_Cell Analyzer Name Azimuth Beamwidth Purpose Orients the sector icons on the map. Used to define a pre-defined neighbor list for each cell.

actix. This is a good place to start using Spotlight. 14. www.1 CDMA Spotlight Report This report provides information on unfiltered CDMA data within the current project database.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 144 14 Appendix B: Spotlight reports 14.com .1 Report tab This tab provides summary information on the loaded data. as the report indicates which thresholds have been passed and which have failed. Related tables provide additional information to let you decide where to go to follow up any problems.1.

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good Rx problems cases less than the threshold.1. Default is 5000m. Values should vary between -16 and -12 dB.com . 15.5 CDMA_ImportantIssue_FwdLinkProblem This threshold is used to filter out the display of data in the CDMA Dashboard that have percentage of forward link problems cases less than the threshold. Recommended value is 2.1 CDMA thresholds You can modify threshold values for event detection using the Tools. diagnosis and display of data in Spotlight.2. Recommended value is 2. KPIs and diagnoses 15. high Tx.4 CDMA_ImportantIssue_ExternalInterference This threshold is used to filter out the display of data in the CDMA Dashboard that have percentage of bad EcIo. 15.2.1.2 CDMA / Coverage 15. if there is no Max_ServerDist information in the cellref and indicates the maximum serving distance (in meters) a cell should serve. simply click on the associated number and type in the new value. Recommended value is -12 dB. Display Thresholds command.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 170 15 Appendix C: CDMA thresholds. It is important to set your threshold before loading the data because it will affect the analysis.1.1. To modify the value.2. Recommended value is 2. 15. 15.1.2 CDMA_EcIoCombinedThreshold This threshold is used in conjunction with Mobile Rx Power and Mobile Tx Power Thresholds to determine the diagnosis for the dropped call. failed call and voice call with poor quality.2. 15.1 SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold This threshold is used.1.actix. www.1.1 Spotlight Thresholds 15. Recommended value is 2.1 CDMA_AvgForwardFER This threshold is used for diagnosing areas of poor quality.1.1. 15.3 CDMA_ImportantIssue_ExcessInterference This threshold is used for filtering out files that have percentage of excess interference cases less than the threshold.2.

1. Recommended value is -14 dB. Recommended value is 2. Recommended value is 5 dBm.8 CDMA_ImportantIssue_PoorQuality This threshold is used to filter out the display of data in the CDMA Dashboard that have percentage of calls with poor quality cases less than the threshold.com .2. Recommended value is 2. Default is 23. Recommended value is 2.7 CDMA_ImportantIssue_PoorCoverage This threshold is used for filtering out files that have percentage of poor coverage cases less than the threshold.1.1.1. failed call and voice call with poor quality. failed call and voice call with poor quality.2. Recommended value is 2.2.15 CDMA_PilotPollutionThreshold This threshold alerts the user of pilot pollution when the signal level falls below this threshold.1.1. 15. 15. Values should lie between 0 and 10 dBm. 15. 15. Values should lie between -10 and -18 dB. 15.2.2.6 CDMA_ImportantIssue_LowRX This threshold is used to filter out the display of data in the CDMA Dashboard that have percentage of low rx problems cases less than the threshold.2.14 CDMA_PilotPollution_Count_Threshold This is the absolute number of pilots (with Ec/Ios above CDMA_PilotPollutionThreshold) required to trigger a pilot pollution event.1. The recommended value is 3 and values should lie between 2 and 4.13 CDMA_MobileTxPowerThreshold This threshold is used in conjunction with EcIo and Mobile Rx Power Thresholds to determine the diagnosis for the dropped call. Values should vary between -75 and 90 dBm.1. Recommended value is -80 dBm.9 CDMA_ImportantIssue_RevLinkProblem This threshold is used to filter out the display of data in the CDMA Dashboard that have percentage of rev link problems cases less than the threshold. 15.2. Default is -30. 15.actix. www. 15.1.2.2.10 CDMA_MobileRxPowerThreshold This threshold is used in conjunction with EcIo and Mobile Tx Power Thresholds to determine the diagnosis for the dropped call.12 CDMA_MobileTxPowerMaxFilterThreshold This threshold is used in conjunction with Mobile Tx Power Min Threshold to filter out messages when the transmitter is disabled due to high FFER.11 CDMA_MobileTxPowerMinFilterThreshold This threshold is used in conjunction with Mobile Tx Power Max Threshold to filter out messages when the transmitter is disabled due to high FFER. 15.2.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 171 15.1.

3. 15.actix.1 EVT_CDMAImportantIssue 1 = Turns on the CDMA Important Issue Detect event diagram for CDMA Troubleshooter.1 CDMA_EcIoInterferenceThreshold Recommended value is -15 dBm. 0 = CDMA Server Key analysis is turned off to improve file load speeds. 15. EVDO Troubleshooter. Recommended value is 5 dB and the minimum and the maximum should be around 1 and 10 dB.4. 0 = unique neighbor list analysis is turned off to improve file load speeds.1. Default is 0.1.1.1 CDMA_CallDropRate This threshold is used to determine the criterion for KPI acceptance in the Repository views.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 172 15. If it is higher than this value. www. 15.4 UniqueNeighborList 1 = Turns on the unique neighbor list analysis for CDMA.4. Recommended value is 5 dB and the minimum and the maximum should be around 1 and 10 dB. 15. If the resulting KPI is equal or less than this value.3 EVT_CDMAServerKey 1 = Turns on the CDMA Server Key event diagram for CDMA Troubleshooter. The default value is 2%.1.1.1.2 EVT_CDMANeighborListIssueDetect 1 = Turns on the CDMA Neighbor List Issue Detect event diagram for CDMA Troubleshooter.4.com .5. it creates a "too many server" event.4 CDMA / Other 15. Default is 0.1. 0= CDMA Neighbor List Issue Detect analysis is turned off. The maximum should not be higher than 0 and minimum should not be lower than -25 dBm. it will be flagged as accepted and will show up as a green tick mark in the KPI table.3 CDMA / Events 15. when 4 or more pilots (including the best server) are within the threshold value in dB of the best server.3. it will be flagged as failed and will show up as a red cross in the KPI table. The Call Drop Rate should not exceed 2% of all successful calls in the busy hour.1. 15. Default is 0.1.3. it creates a "too many server" event.1. 15. 0 = CDMA Important Issue analysis is turned off to improve file load speeds. 15.1.5 CDMA / Performance 15. Default is 0.2 CDMA_EVDO_TooManyActivePNsThreshold In calculating "Too Many Servers". when 4 or more pilots (including the best server) are within the threshold value in dB of the best server.3 CDMA_TooManyActivePNsThreshold In calculating "Too Many Servers".3.

2 CDMA_CallSetupSuccessRate This threshold is used to determine the criterion for KPI acceptance in the Repository views.4 CDMA_OverAllSuccessRate This threshold is used to determine the criterion for KPI acceptance in the Repository views.5.actix.1. it will be flagged as failed and will show up as a red cross in the KPI table.com . If it is less than this value. The default value is 98%. The Call Setup Success Rate should be in excess of 98% for most GSM networks in the busy hour. 15. Recommended value is 2000 ms.1.1. If the resulting KPI is equal or in excess to this value. The Overall Success Rate should be in excess of 98% for most GSM networks in the busy hour. 15.3 CDMA_CallSetupTime This threshold is used for determining calls with excessive setup time.5.5. it will be flagged as accepted and will show up as a green tick mark in the KPI table. The default value is 98%. 15.2 CDMA events in the Event Explorer The following events are displayed in the top table of the Event Explorer: # Call Attempts # Dropped Calls # Failed Calls # Excessive Setup These events are affected by the following thresholds: CDMA_AvgForwardFER CDMA_PilotPollution_Count_Threshold CDMA_PilotPollutionThreshold www. it will be flagged as failed and will show up as a red cross in the KPI table.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 173 15. If the resulting KPI is equal or in excess to this value. it will be flagged as accepted and will show up as a green tick mark in the KPI table. If it is less than this value.

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High EcIo. high MTx Power. high MTx Power. low MRx Power. high MRx Power. Low EcIo. New originating PN (Sync PN) is not contained in the neighbor list of the serving cell. 4+ pilots have EcIo > CDMA_PilotPollutionThreshold. high MTx Power. High EcIo. low MRx Power. Low EcIo. high MTx Power.com . high MRx Power. low MTx Power. Low EcIo.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 175 Diagnosis Coverage Issue Excessive Interference Poor Coverage Reverse Link Problem External Interference Forward Link Problem Low Rx Signal Poor Quality Neighbor List Issue Pilot Pollution Other Condition and notes Evaluate the CDMA Important Issues parameter to identify the type of coverage issue present. www. More investigation is needed. high MRx Power. Use other tools and views to refine your understanding of the problem. Low EcIo.actix. FER > Average Forward FER threshold. low MRx Power. high MTx Power.

1 2.1.0 15.2 HSUPA_SGI_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable Serving Grant Index value.8 None N/Av www.1 23.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 176 16 Appendix D: Data Service Analysis thresholds 16.0 19. It is important to set your threshold before loading the data because it will affect the analysis.1.actix.0 22.1.9 9. simply click on the associated number and type in the new value. To modify the value.0 27.0 13.2 0.1 8.com .8 28.1 2.1 Threshold Value 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 dB 6.1 5.0 -6.0 25.5 -8. 16. The default is 15.0 26. diagnosis and display of data in Spotlight. Display Thresholds command.0 18.0 24. 16.0 17. Threshold Value 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 dB -9.0 7. The HSUPA SGI format group controls the exact mapping of the threshold values to dB values (shown below). The default value of 18 corresponds to ~10 dB.1 HSDPA_CQI_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable Channel Quality Indicator value.7 -1.9 4.1 DSA thresholds You can modify threshold values for Data Service Analysis using the Tools.1.0 1.9 -1.0 Threshold Value 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 63 dB 20.6 -5.0 16.0 12.9 11.0 27.1 8.0 14.0 21.4 -2.5 -4.

1.1. The default value is 1000 kB/sec. The default value is 40 kB/sec.2.1.7 Application_LowTput_HSPA_DL_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable application throughput value for downlink in HSPA for the Below Composite Threshold KPI. The default value is 1000 kB/sec. 16. 16.2.1.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 177 16.8 Application_LowTput_HSPAPlus_DL_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable application throughput value for downlink in HSPA+ for the Below Composite Threshold KPI.2.1.2. The default value is 1000 kB/sec. 16.2.com . The default value is 40 kB/sec.5 Application_LowTput_HSDPA_DL_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable application throughput value for downlink in HSDPA for the Below Composite Threshold KPI.1 Absolute_ApplicationLowTput_DL_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable application throughput value for downlink for the Below Absolute Threshold KPI. The default value is 1000 kB/sec. www.1.6 Application_LowTput_HSDPA_UL_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable application throughput value for uplink in HSDPA for the Below Composite Threshold KPI.2.2 Throughput thresholds 16.2.2 Absolute_ApplicationLowTput_UL_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable application throughput value for uplink for the Below Absolute Threshold KPI. 16. The default value is 600 kB/sec. The default value is 1000 kB/sec.1.2. 16. 16.1. The default value is 10 kB/sec.1. 16.9 Application_LowTput_HSPAPlus_UL_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable application throughput value for uplink in HSPA+ for the Below Composite Threshold KPI.1.2.actix. 16.3 Application_LowTput_GPRS_DL_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable application throughput value for downlink in GPRS for the Below Composite Threshold KPI.4 Application_LowTput_GPRS_UL_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable application throughput value for uplink in GPRS for the Below Composite Threshold KPI.

The default value is 200 kB/sec.2.14 ApplicationLowTput_UMTS_UL_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable application throughput value for uplink in UMTS for the Below Composite Threshold KPI.13 ApplicationLowTput_UMTS_DL_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable application throughput value for downlink in UMTS for the Below Composite Threshold KPI.1.1.2.2. 16.1. 16.1.2.actix. Default is the same as HSPA. www.11 ApplicationLowTput_Idle_DL_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable application threshold value for downlink in Idle mode for the Below Composite Threshold KPI.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 178 16.2. Change this to correspond to the network that you are testing. 16.com . The default value is 40 kB/sec.1.10 Application_LowTput_HSUPA_UL_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable application throughput value for uplink in HSUPA for the Below Composite Threshold KPI. The default value is 600 kB/sec. Change this to correspond to the network that you are testing. 16. Default is the same as HSPA.12 ApplicationLowTput_Idle_UL_Threshold This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable application threshold value for uplink in Idle mode for the Below Composite Threshold KPI.

Typical values range from -80 to -95.1. 17.4 G_RMAC_CV_BEP_Max This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable CV BEP parameter. 17.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 179 17 Appendix E: EGPRS KPIs and diagnoses 17. Any two reselections occurring within this threshold will be flagged as abnormally high cell reselections.1.3 G_RMAC_C_Value_Min This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable C Value criterion.1. 17.1.1.1.1.1 EGPRS / Analysis 17. Default is 15000ms. Default is 15000ms. Default is 25. Display Thresholds command.actix.1 EGPRS thresholds You can modify threshold values for event detection using the Tools.1. Default is 2.1.1.5 G_RMAC_DL_TS_Min This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable timeslot allocation. To modify the value. though this is highly dependent on the coding scheme employed. Default is 24.1 G_Cell_Reselect_Duration This threshold determines the maximum time for a cell reselection. diagnosis and display of data in Spotlight.1. 17.1. simply click on the associated number and type in the new value. 17.1. Default is -85. Any values above this threshold will be flagged as excessive high cell reselection time. Default is 2.com . 17. www.8 G_RMAC_Sign_Var_Min This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable signal quality variation as denoted by the RMAC_Sign_Var attribute. It is important to set your threshold before loading the data because it will affect the analysis. Default is 4.2 G_Cell_Reselect_Time This threshold determines the window during which cell reselections may take place.1. 17.1.1.7 G_RMAC_Power_Reduction_Max This threshold is used to determine the maximum acceptable Power reduction values on the RMAC interface.1. 17.6 G_RMAC_MEAN_BEP_Max This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable MEAN BEP parameter.

Default is 10.1 G_T3240_RAUTimer This timer is used to determine the time (in ms) the system will wait for GPRS MM Routing Area Update Request messages to be answered with a GPRS MM Routing Area Update Accept before registering a Routing Area Update Failure.actix. 17.3. 17.1. Default is 1. This factor is highly dependent on the typical allocation of static / dynamic pdTCHs in your network. 17.1. Default is 15000ms.1.2.2 G_T3310_AttachTimer This timer is used to determine the time (in ms) the system will wait for GPRS MM Attach Request messages to be answered with a GPRS MM Attach Accept before registering an Attach Failure.1.1.1.1.2.3 G_T3321_DetachTimer This timer is used to determine the time (in ms) the system will wait for GPRS MM Detach Request messages to be answered with a GPRS MM Detach Accept before registering an Detach Failure. Default is 15000ms.3 EGPRS_LLC_UL_Min This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable throughput value for LLC uplink in EGPRS. Default is 5.2 EGPRS_LLC_DL_Min This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable throughput value for LLC downlink in EGPRS.3 EGPRS / Spotlight 17.2 EGPRS / Events 17.1 EGPRS_Duration_Period This threshold is used to determine the period over which the minimum acceptable throughput value for RLC / LLC are evaluated in EGPRS.1. This factor is highly dependent on the typical allocation of static / dynamic pdTCHs in your network.1. Default is 8000ms. www.9 G_RMAC_TAI_Max This threshold is used to determine the maximum acceptable TAI value. This factor is highly dependent on the typical allocation of static / dynamic pdTCHs in your network.4 G_T3380_PDPActTimer This timer is used to determine the time (in ms) the system will wait for GPRS SM Activate PDP Context Request messages to be answered with a GPRS SM Activate PDP Context Accept before registering a PDP Context Activation Failure.2.com . 17. Default is 10. 17. Default is 15000ms.3.3.4 EGPRS_RLC_DL_Min This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable throughput value for RLC downlink in EGPRS. 17.1.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 180 17. 17.1.3.1. 17. Default is 15000ms.2.

This factor is highly dependent on the typical allocation of static / dynamic pdTCHs in your network.3. Default is 1.3. Default is 5. 17.9 GPRS_RLC_DL_Min This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable throughput value for RLC downlink in GPRS.actix. 17.com .3.1. This factor is highly dependent on the typical allocation of static / dynamic pdTCHs in your network.1.8 GPRS_LLC_UL_Min This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable throughput value for LLC uplink in GPRS. 0) > 5000 and GPRS_RAU_Reject or GPRS_RAU_Failure or GPRS_RAU_Aborted or TEMSEvent_GPRS_RAU_Failure or GPRS_Events==13 www.default(prev_time_where(x). This factor is highly dependent on the typical allocation of static / dynamic pdTCHs in your network. This factor is highly dependent on the typical allocation of static / dynamic pdTCHs in your network.1. This factor is highly dependent on the typical allocation of static / dynamic pdTCHs in your network. Default is 10.3. 17. 17.6 GPRS_Duration_Period This threshold is used to determine the period over which the minimum acceptable throughput value for RLC / LLC are evaluated in GPRS.1.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 181 17. Default is 15000ms. 17.1. 17. Default is 2.10 GPRS_RLC_UL_Min This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable throughput value for RLC uplink in GPRS.5 EGPRS_RLC_UL_Min This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable throughput value for RLC uplink in EGPRS.3.1.7 GPRS_LLC_DL_Min This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable throughput value for LLC downlink in GPRS.2 EGPRS events in the Event Explorer TASK Failure Low Throughput High Cell Reselection Long Cell Reselection RAU Failure (10 second window up to the event) Where time .3. Default is 2.

actix. 0) > 5000 and GPRS_PDPContextAct_Reject or GPRS_PDPContextAct_Failure or GPRS_PDPContextAct_Aborted or TEMSEvent_GPRS_PDPContextActivation_Failure or GPRS_Events==2 or GPRS_Events==3 or GPRS_Events==4 www.default(prev_time_where(x).Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 182 or GPRS_Events==14 or GPRS_Events==15 Attach Failure (10 second window up to the event) Where time . 0) > 5000 and GPRS_Attach_Reject or GPRS_Attach_Failure or GPRS_Attach_Aborted or TEMSEvent_GPRS_Attach_Failure or TEMSEvent_GPRS_Attach_Aborted or GPRS_Events==8 or GPRS_Events==9 or GPRS_Events==10 PDP Context Activation Failure (10 second window up to the event) Where time .default(prev_time_where(x).com .

Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 183 17.3 EGPRS diagnoses www.actix.com .

0) >= G_RMAC_Power_Reduction_Max default(GPRS_DL_Timeslot_Numbers_Num. -75) <= G_RMAC_C_Value_Min default(RMAC_Sign_Var. 0) >= G_RxQualSub_Max + default(RMAC_8PSK_MEAN_BEP. 3) <= G_RMAC_DL_TS_Min >0 Σ[abs(ServBCCH . 31) <= G_RMAC_MEAN_BEP_Max + default(RMAC_GMSK_Mean_BEP.com .Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 184 Diagnosis Poor Radio Conditions Rapidly Changing Radio Conditions Condition and notes default(RMAC_C_Value. 0) >= G_RMAC_Sign_Var_Min + default(RMAC_8PSK_CV_BEP. 31) <= G_RMAC_MEAN_BEP_Max + default(ServRxQualSub. 0) >= G_RMAC_TAI_Max The 'default' function means 'use the first value in brackets if possible. 3) <= G_RMAC_DL_TS_Min + default(RMAC_DL_NumTimeslots_Used_Actual. otherwise use the second value'. -110) > G_RxLevSub_Min Interference Excessive Power Reduction Low bandwidth allocation Co/Adjacent Channel allocations between neighbors Distant Serving Cell default(RMAC_TimingAdvanceIndex.default(NborBCCH[n]. 0) >= G_RxQualSub_Max >0 default(RMAC_Power_Reduction. 7) <= G_RMAC_CV_BEP_Max + default(RMAC_GMSK_CV_BEP. 7) <= G_RMAC_CV_BEP_Max >0 default(RMAC_RxQual.actix. www. 0)) < 2] > 0 where n = 0 to 5 AND default(RMAC_C_Value.

Values should vary between -75 and 90 dBm. 18.com . To modify the value.1.1.1 EVDO thresholds You can modify threshold values for event detection using the Tools. a pilot pollution event is created.1. Default is 3.1. 18. failed call and voice call with poor quality. 18. It is important to set your threshold before loading the data because it will affect the analysis.1. When 4 or more pilots are above this threshold. Recommended valus is -15 dB and the minimum and the maximum should be around -18 and -10 dB respectively.1. simply click on the associated number and type in the new value. this threshold sets up the level of interference required for pegging the events (based on scanner info).6 Max_TxPower_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the maximum Transmit Power (in dBm) for cluster acceptance. 18. Default is 3.1.1.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 185 18 Appendix F: EVDO KPIs and diagnoses 18.2 Average_SINR_PN0_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the Average SINR for PN_Nth_Best_0 (dB) for cluster acceptance.1. Recommended value is -80 dBm.4 CDMA_EVDO_PilotPollution_Count_Threshold This is the absolute number of pilots (with Ec/Io above CDMA_EVDO_PilotPollutionThreshold) required to trigger a pilot pollution event.1.1 EVDO / Coverage 18.1.1. 18. Display Thresholds command. www. 18. diagnosis and display of data in Spotlight.7 Min_TxPower_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the minimum Transmit Power (in dBm) for cluster acceptance.1. Default is 3.5 CDMA_EVDO_PilotPollutionThreshold In calculating pilot pollution.1.1.3 CDMA_EVDO_MobileRxPowerThreshold This threshold is used in conjunction with EcIo and Mobile Tx Power Thresholds to determine the diagnosis for the dropped call.1 Average_PER_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the Average PER (%) for cluster acceptance.actix. 18.

1.1.actix. www. 18.1 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_0 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 0.2. Default is 1228800.2. 0 = this analysis is turned off to gain on file load speeds. Default is 3. 18.1 EVT_EVDOLowThroughput 1 (default) = Sets low throughput for EVDO troubleshooter. Default is 38400.3.4. 18. 18.1.3. Default is 3.1 AccessAttemptDuration_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the Access Attempt Setup time for cluster acceptance.2 EVT_EVDOServerKey 1 (default) = Turns on the EVDO Server Key event diagram for EVDO troubleshooter. 18.1.1. Default is 0.2 EVDO / Events 18. 18.1.1.1. 0 = this analysis is turned off to gain on file load speeds. 18.3 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_10 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 10.1.4. 0 = this analysis is turned off to gain on file load speeds. Default is 3.1.3 ConnectionReleaseDuration_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the Connection Release time for cluster acceptance. 18.2.4 SchedulerAnalysis 1 (default) = Turns on the scheduler analysis for EVDO troubleshooter.1.3 EVDO / Network Parameters 18.1.1.3.2 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_1 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 1. 0 = this analysis is turned off to gain on file load speeds. 18.2 ConnectionAttemptDuration_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the Connection Attempt Setup time for cluster acceptance.1.4 PPPSetupTime_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the PPP Session Setup time for cluster acceptance. Default is 3.4.3. 18.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 186 18.com .4 EVDO / Other 18.2.3 EVT_VerituneEVDOPilotPollution 1 (default) = Turns on the analysis for EVDO pilot pollution.

4.1.8 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_15 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 15. 18. This value is reserved.1. 18. The maximum should not exceed 0 and the minimum should not be below -25 dBm.1. Default is 307200.5 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_12 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 4.1.13 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_6 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 6. Default is 153600.4.4.1.1.4.1.1. 18.7 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_14 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 14. 18.6 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_13 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 13.16 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_9 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 9.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 187 18. Default is 0.11 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_4 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 4.1. Default is 614400. The DRC Channel is Off for Index 15. 18.4.4. This value is reserved.actix. www.4. 18.12 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_5 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 5. Default is 2457600. Default is 921600. Default is 0.4.4.17 CDMA_EVDO_EcIoInterferenceThreshold Recommended value is -15 dBm. 18. 18. Default is 1228800. 18.1. Default is 1843200. Default is 614400. Default is 0.4. 18.1.14 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_7 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 7.1.1.9 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_2 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 2.4. Default is 76800. Default is 307200.10 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_3 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 3.com . 18. 18.1.4.15 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_8 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 8.4. 18.4.4 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_11 This is the data rate requested in bps for DRC Index 11.

1 AccessAttemptFailRate_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the EVDO Access Attempt Fail rate for cluster acceptance. 18.1.5.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 188 18.3.1.2 AccessAttemptSuccessRate_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the EVDO Access Attempt success rate for cluster acceptance.8 ConnectionAttemptFailRate_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the EVDO Connection Attempt Fail rate for cluster acceptance.5 EVDO / Performance 18.5. The default is .10 ConnectionReleaseSuccessRate_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the EVDO Connection Release Success rate for cluster acceptance. 18. (kbps) for cluster acceptance.5.5.1. The default is 100 kbps. 18.1.9 ConnectionAttemptSuccessRate_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the EVDO Connection Attempt success rate for cluster acceptance. The default is 100 kbps. 18. 18. The default is . 18.1. www.5.5 Average_RxTCHThroughput_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the Average Receive TCH Throughput (kbps) for cluster acceptance. Default is 5%. (kbps) for cluster acceptance.1.7 Average_TxRlpThputInst_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the Average Transmit RLP Throughput Inst.3.5.4 Average_RxRlpThputInst_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the Average Receive RLP Throughput Inst. 18.com . 18. The default is 95%. The default is 5%.5.1. 18.5. 18. The default is 95%.3 Average_Rx_RlpRetransmissionRate_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the Average Receive RLP Retransmission rate for cluster acceptance.5. The default is 95%.1. The default is 95%.1.11 PPPConnectionSuccessRate_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the PPP Connection Success Rate for cluster acceptance. The default is 25 kbps.5.1.5.actix.1.1.6 Average_Tx_RlpRetransmissionRate_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the Average Transmit RLP Retransmission rate for cluster acceptance.

The default is 50 kbps. All RL Throughput values less than or equal to RL_Throughput_Threshold value for continuously RL_Throughput_TimeLimit_Threshold seconds will be flagged as Low RL Throughput issue. 18.1.6. Default is 15 seconds.1. 18.actix. All RL Throughput values less than or equal to RL_Throughput_Threshold value for all continuously RL_Throughput_TimeLimit_Threshold seconds will be flagged as a Low RL Throughput issue. The default value is 10 dB.1.6.2 EVDO events in the Event Explorer The following events are displayed in the top table of the Event Explorer: # Dropped Connections # Setup Failures # Access Attempt Failures # Excessive Setup # Low Throughput # Scheduling Issues % Low SU Throughput (RevA) % Low RL Throughput (RevA) These events are affected by the following thresholds: Average_PER_Threshold Average_SINR_PN0_Threshold CDMA_EVDO_PilotPollution_Count_Threshold CDMA_EVDO_PilotPollutionThreshold Average_RxRlpThputInst_Threshold Average_TxRlpThputInst_Threshold EVDO_Number_of_Users T2P_Avg_Threshold (RevA) www. 18.com .6. 18.6.1 RL_Throughput_Threshold This threshold (in kbps) is used to set the Low Throughput event for RL for both HICAP and LOLAT modes over all packet sizes.4 T2P_Avg_Threshold This threshold (in dB) indicates the optimum value above which the transmission data rate is satisfactory.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 189 18. Default is 500 kbps.1.2 RL_Throughput_TimeLimit_Threshold This threshold is used to set the time limit in seconds to be used in computing the Low Throughput event for RL Packets.3 SU_Rx_Throughput_Threshold This threshold (in kbps) is used to set the Low Throughput event for TC averaged over time including the time the AN did not serve the AT. All Single User Throughput values less than or equal to SU_Rx_Throughput_Threshold value for continuously SU_Rx_Throughput_TimeLimit_Threshold seconds will be flagged as a Low SU Throughput issue.1.6 RevA 18.

com .Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 190 18.actix.3 Dropped Connection diagnosis for EVDO The following diagram outlines Spotlight's procedure for determining a diagnosis of Dropped Connection events. www.

More investigation is needed. Use other tools and views to refine your understanding of the problem. 4+ pilots have EcIo > CDMA_EVDO_PilotPollutionThreshold.actix. PER > Average PER threshold Average 1st Best SINR < Average_SINR_PN0_Threshold.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 191 Diagnosis Abnormal Connection Release Condition and notes ConnectionRelease_Reason parameter gives the reason for any abnormal connection releases.com . Poor Quality Low Signal Pilot Pollution Other www.

Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 192 18. www.4 Low Throughput diagnosis for EVDO The following diagram outlines Spotlight's procedure for determining a diagnosis of Low Throughput events.com .actix.

Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 193 Diagnosis Low RLP Rx Throughput Low RLP Tx Throughput Network Overload Low Signal Poor Quality Pilot Pollution Other Condition and notes Ave. Rx RLP Throughput < Average_RxRlpThputInst_Threshold. PER > Average PER threshold.com . Use other tools and views to refine your understanding of the problem. Ave.actix. Average 1st Best SINR < Average_SINR_PN0_Threshold. 4+ pilots have EcIo > CDMA_EVDO_PilotPollutionThreshold. More investigation is needed. Number of users > EVDO_Numberof_Users (Threshold). Tx RLP Throughput < Average_TxRlpThputInst_Threshold. www.

www.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 194 18.5 Scheduling Issues diagnosis for EVDO The following diagram outlines Spotlight's procedure for determining a diagnosis of Scheduling Issue events.com .actix.

com . Average 1st Best SINR < Average_SINR_PN0_Threshold. www. Use other tools and views to refine your understanding of the problem. PER > Average PER threshold.actix. 4+ pilots have EcIo > CDMA_EVDO_PilotPollutionThreshold.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 195 Diagnosis Network Overload Low Signal Poor Quality Pilot Pollution Other Condition and notes Number of users > EVDO_Number_of_Users (Threshold). More investigation is needed.

and not re-established before the Dragged_HO_Window timer expires. before a Dragged Handover Failure or Dragged Dropped Call is triggered. 19. Dominance loss = ServRxLevSub < (Best_Nbr Hysteresis).1.2.2. KPIs and diagnoses 19. www. To modify the value.2 GSM / Advanced_Handover_Analysis 19.1 Spotlight 19.2 Dragged_HO_Window This threshold is the number of milliseconds that the MS must lose dominance for.1.actix. 19. It is important to set your threshold before loading the data because it will affect the analysis. Display Thresholds command.1. 19.1. simply click on the associated number and type in the new value.1 G_Distance_Max This threshold is used to determine the maximum distance allowed per cell. diagnosis and display of data in Spotlight.3 GSM / Analysis 19.1.2.1 SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold This threshold is used if there is no Max_ServerDist information in the cellref file. values in excess of 8000 meters are usually regarded as distant serving cells. 19.3.1.1 GSM thresholds You can modify threshold values for event detection using the Tools. The default value is 5 dBm. The default value is 10000 ms.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 196 19 Appendix G: GSM thresholds. Typically. 19. Once a loss of dominance is triggered.1 Dragged_Dominance_Hysteresis This threshold is the dBm hysteresis applied to the Best Neighbor Level to trigger a loss of dominance of the server.com .1. Default is 5000m.1.3 Ping_Pong_HO_Window This threshold is the number of milliseconds during which a handover back to the previous cell will trigger the Ping Pong Handover Event. and indicates the maximum serving distance (in meters) a cell should serve. The default value is 6000 ms. then any subsequent Handover Failure or Dropped Call will trigger the Dragged Handover Failure or Dragged Drop.1.

Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 197 19.4.5 G_RxLevSub_Min This threshold is used to determine the minimum acceptable value for signal strength.5 GSM / Events 19. 19.1. Recommended value: -95 dBm. Recommended values are 56 dB. 19.1.4.4 G_Prolong_Interf_timer This threshold is used in conjunction with the signal strength and signal quality to determine prolong interference – that is. General Settings.1.3.com .1. for example.4 GSM / Cell_Plan_Viewer 19.1 G_Timeout_ChannelRequest This value is used to determine the time (in ms) the system will wait for RR Channel Request messages to be answered before registering a Call Setup Failure. values over 16 (that is.3. 19. Distance Units. approximately 8 km) are usually regarded as distant serving cells. 19.1.1. 19.1.6 G_RxQualSub_Max This threshold is used in conjunction with the signal strength to determine whether there is interference present on the cell.1.3. Default is 3000 ms. Any signal below this threshold is categorized as poor coverage. good signal strength but bad quality in this time window will cause a prolong interference event.2 G_ScanSortSigLevel_Min This value is used in relation to the scanner signal level.actix. 19.1 G_Interference_Radius This value is used to define a radius of analysis about a selected sector for coadjacent interference and neighbors visualizations in the Cell Plan Viewer.3 G_MsTxPowStepOrdered_Min This threshold is used in conjunction with the signal strength to determine incorrect uplink power balance.3. 19. www.7 G_TimingAdvance_Max This threshold is used in absence of the Distance parameter to determine the maximum distance allowed per cell. This value is usually set to 0 to indicate maximum uplink power. You can set the units to be used (either miles or kilometers) in Preferences. Typically. values in excess of 3 with good signal strength usually indicate the presence of interference.1.1.3.1. in the Channel Overlap analysis in the GSM Cell Plan Viewer.2 G_Handover_Min This threshold is used in conjunction with handover to determine the minimum possible signal difference for handover to take place.5. 19. Typically.3.

6.1.7. but less attributes will be detected.1. The default value is 30. 19.8 SL_GSM_Site_Issues_Dist_Threshold This threshold is used in the ‗outside beamwidth‘ analysis.actix.6 SL_GSM_RapidPathloss_RxQual_Threshold This threshold is used in Rapid Pathloss detection.5 SL_GSM_RapidPathloss_RxLev_Threshold This threshold is used in Rapid Pathloss detection.6.6. 19. The default value is 3000 ms.4 SL_GSM_High_TX_Power_Threshold This threshold is used for determining a ‗High TX‘ condition. 19. The RxQual condition must also be met for Rapid Pathloss to be detected. but with relatively low accuracy since the time under analysis is large. 19.1.6. The default value is 55. The default value is 5000m.6. The default value is 5 dB.1. The default value is -120 dBm. a condition of which is that RxLev has dropped by at least this threshold value within the defined time window. 19.6 GSM / Spotlight 19.1. 19.2 SL_GSM_BTS_Sens_Threshold This threshold is the default BTS receive sensitivity.3 SL_GSM_EIRP_Threshold This threshold is the default EIRP. 19.1.1 G_Analysis_Time_After This value is used to determine the time (in ms) allocated to investigate the radio conditions AFTER the detected event occurrence.6. Values less than 5000 ms will tend to be more accurate. 19.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 198 19.1. The default value is 2. used in the calculation of UL pathloss. values of 5000 to 10000 ms are used.com .1. The RxLev condition must also be met for Rapid Pathloss to be detected. a condition of which is that RxQual has dropped by at least this threshold value within the defined time window.1.7 SL_GSM_RapidPathloss_Time_window_Threshold This threshold is used to define the window over which Rapid Pathloss is performed. The default value is 18.4 dB. used in the calculation of DL pathloss. used in the calculation of pathloss.1.6. www.6. while values in excess of 10000 ms tend to have a high detection of attributes. Typically.1. and only data within this distance from the site is considered for the analysis.7 GSM / Troubleshooter 19.1 SL_GSM_Ant_Gain_Threshold This threshold is the default Antenna gain.

5 G_HandoverSuccessRate This threshold is used to determine the criterion for KPI acceptance in the repository views. 19. while values in excess of 10000 ms tend to detect a large number of attributes.2 G_Analysis_Time_Before This value is used to determine the time (in ms) allocated to investigate the radio conditions PRIOR to the detected event occurrence.1. The Overall Success Rate should be in excess of 98% for most GSM networks in the busy hour.6 G_LocationUpdateSuccessRate This threshold is used to determine the criterion for KPI acceptance in the repository views. 19. If it is higher than this value.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 199 19. www. 19. If it is less than this value. The Call Setup Success Rate should be in excess of 98% for most GSM networks in the busy hour.3 G_CallDropRate This threshold is used to determine the criterion for KPI acceptance in the repository views. The Handover Success Rate should be in excess of 98% for most GSM networks in the busy hour. it will be flagged as accepted and will show up as a green tick mark in the KPI table. The Call Drop Rate should not exceed 2% of all successful calls in the busy hour.7.7. it will be flagged as failed and will show up as a red cross in the KPI table. 19.actix.4 G_CallSetupSuccessRate This threshold is used to determine the criterion for KPI acceptance in the repository views. it will be flagged as accepted and will show up as a green tick mark in the KPI table. values of 5000 to 10000 ms are used. 19. If the resulting KPI is equal to or in excess of this value. If it is less than this value. it will be flagged as accepted and will show up as a green tick mark in the KPI table. If it is less than this value. If the resulting KPI is equal or in excess to this value. Typically.7. The Location Update Success Rate should be in excess of 98% for most GSM networks in the busy hour. If it is less than this value. it will be flagged as failed and will show up as a red cross in the KPI table. but with relatively low accuracy since the time under analysis is large.7.7.1. it will be flagged as failed and will show up as a red cross in the KPI table. If the resulting KPI is equal to or less than this value. it will be flagged as accepted and will show up as a green tick mark in the KPI table.1.7. but fewer attributes will be detected.1. Values less than 5000 ms will tend to be more accurate.7 G_OverAllSuccessRate This threshold is used to determine the criterion for KPI acceptance in the repository views.1. If the resulting KPI is equal or in excess to this value. it will be flagged as failed and will show up as a red cross in the KPI table.1. it will be flagged as failed and will show up as a red cross in the KPI table. If the resulting KPI is equal or in excess to this value. it will be flagged as accepted and will show up as a green tick mark in the KPI table.com .

actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 200 19.com .2 GSM events in the Event Explorer The following event information is displayed in the top table of the Event Explorer: GSM: Circuit Switched category # Call Attempts #Dropped Calls # Call Setup Failures # LU Fails GSM: Handover Issues category # HO Att # HO Fails GSM: NBR Neighbor Issues category % Strong NBR % Strong NBR Diff Band % NBRs with 5dB % NBRs with 5dB Diff Band GSM Diagnoses Call Setup Failure diagnosis Location Update Failure diagnosis Dropped Calls diagnosis Handover Failure diagnosis www.

com .Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 201 19.3 Call Setup Failure diagnosis for GSM The following diagram outlines Spotlight's procedure for determining a diagnosis of Call Setup Failure events. www.actix.

Another RR Channel Request with the same establishment cause and random reference occurs more than 200 milliseconds after the RR Immediate Assignment and before the call setup is complete. More investigation is needed. An Immediate Reject message was received. If ServRxQualSub > G_RxQualSub_Max. www. Use other tools and views to refine your understanding of the problem.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 202 Diagnosis RR Failed Condition and notes An RR Channel Request is not followed by an RR Immediate Assignment with matching establishment cause and random reference within the time period specified by the G_Timeout_ChannelRequest threshold. Another RR Channel Request with a different establishment cause or random reference occurs at any time after the RR Immediate Assignment and before the call setup is complete.actix. Immediate Reject Another Call Started CM Service Abort / Reject User Release Poor Coverage Interference Other A CM Service Abort / Reject message was received. When a call setup procedure is aborted by the UE with a UL CC Disconnect message. If ServRxLevSub < G_RxLevSub_Min.com .

Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 203 19.com .4 Location Update Failure diagnosis for GSM The following diagram outlines Spotlight's procedure for determining a diagnosis of Location Update Failure events. www.actix.

Immediate Reject Another Call Started LU Reject Poor Coverage Interference System Released A Location Update Failure message was received.actix. Another RR Channel Request with the same establishment cause and random reference occurs more than 200 milliseconds after the RR Immediate Assignment and before the call setup is complete. If ServRxLevSub < G_RxLevSub_Min.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 204 Diagnosis RR Failed Condition and notes An RR Channel Request is not followed by an RR Immediate Assignment with matching establishment cause and random reference within the time period specified by the G_Timeout_ChannelRequest threshold.com . Other www. 42) in either the NAS message or the RR Channel Release message. If ServRxQualSub > G_RxQualSub_Max. When the cause code is Not Normal (0-31. Use other tools and views to refine your understanding of the problem. Another RR Channel Request with a different establishment cause or random reference occurs at any time after the RR Immediate Assignment and before the call setup is complete. More investigation is needed. An Immediate Reject message was received.

actix. www.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 205 19.com .5 Dropped Calls diagnosis for GSM The following diagram outlines Spotlight's procedure for determining a diagnosis of Dropped Call events.

actix. 42) in either the NAS message or the RR Channel Release message. CauseCodeRR = 10 www. BCH is not in the BA list. See GSM Dragged Handovers.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 206 Diagnosis System Released Condition and notes When the cause code is Not Normal (0-31. Scanner: If one of the top 6 BCH is not in the BA list before the drop. For example: Diagnosis Handover Impossible (TA out of Range) Channel mode unacceptable Frequency not implemented Condition and notes Handover Failure message. If ServRxQualSub > G_RxQualSub_Max. Handset: If after the drop.com . but was before the drop.6 Handover Failure diagnosis for GSM The diagnosis for Handover Failure is derived directly from the CauseCodeRR value. 19. CauseCodeRR = 8 Handover Failure message. Use other tools and views to refine your understanding of the problem. If ServRxLevSub < G_RxLevSub_Min. CauseCodeRR = 9 Handover Failure message. More investigation is needed. Missing Neighbor Handover Problem Poor Coverage Interference Other If stronger neighbors than the serving cell for a period.

com .1. by default the following HSPA event KPIs are displayed. select the HSPA Call Drop from either the HSPA Summary Dashboard in the Critical Issues section. At the top of the Event Explorer page is a list of occurrences of HSPA Call drops. Please refer to the description of HSPA KPIs on p207 for details of HSPA diagnostics.actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 207 20 Appendix H: HSPA thresholds. these have diagnostic information (and can be investigated further using the Drilldown mechanism): Call Drop Low Raw Throughput Low Net Throughput For failure scenarios where a transition to Idle mode occurs (such as the dropped call under investigation in this example).2 Detailed Event Diagnostics Of the HSPA KPIs listed in the top table. 20.1. KPIs and diagnoses 20. or the top table of the Event Explorer page. aggregated by site: Call Attempts Dropped Calls Call Setup Failures Average RAW Throughput RAW Throughput Peak Cell Change Failures (not yet implemented) Low Raw Throughput Instances Low Net Throughput Instances 20. we strongly recommend that.1 HSPA Event Explorer analysis 20. An associated root cause analysis is shown in the diagnostic panel on the left. www.1 Event Explorer dashboard In the top table of the Event Explorer dashboard. in the Drilldown options.2 HSPA Call Drop Analysis example To access the HSPA Call Drop analysis. you select a long 'After Window' (in the tens of seconds).

includes a transition to Idle mode. and the target SC in R99 (45).Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 208 The first example of an HSPA Dropped Call is a case of HSPA to R99 transition via Idle mode. DCH_R99. such as the last SC under HSPA coverage (104). we can confirm the diagnosis. The diagnostic panel provides essential information. which indicates what kind of resources (if any) are allocated to the UE (HSPA. a long 'After Window' of 30 seconds was selected. which then re-establishes the radio connection on the new site in R99. The dropped call under investigation in this example. 20. One interesting binned data attribute to display on the map is the UE state. and can visualize the transitions from HSPA to DCH_R99. This can also be clearly seen on the map.2. www.actix.com . so in the Drilldown options. FACH).1 Drilldown You can investigate all the KPIs with diagnostic information with the Drilldown mechanism. By plotting this binned data on the map. The UE goes out of HSPA coverage and is forced into Idle mode by the network.

as the throughput remains at reasonable levels.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 209 The drilldown screen looks like this: The main aspects to point out from the screen layout are: The Active Set analysis: it can be clearly seen that at the moment of the call drop. Due to the UE dropping to Idle for several seconds. However. SC_45 is much stronger than SC_104 (the current HSPA server) In the Protocol Stack Browser. until the network decides to release the radio connection (RRC Connection Release message).actix. The radio charts report the typical HSPA L1 measurements and give an idea of the quality of the HSPA connection before the call drops. and the radio connection is re-established on SC_45. it is worth noting that the user consistently reports that SC_45 has a better signal than SC_104 (several Measurement Report messages). but in R99. Further down in the signaling. www. the user is paged by the network. the HSPA connection provides a good performance up to a few seconds before the drops. the HSPA radio performance is less essential for the analysis as the user experience is compromised anyway.com .

These cases should introduce relatively short interruptions. If a change of frequency occurs. Whenever an HSPA Call Drop event is detected.actix. because transitions to Idle involve a service interruption noticeable by the user. Cell Changes that involve a change of site cause longer interruptions therefore these are the most common in the diagnostic panel.3 HSDPA Low Throughput example You can access the Low Throughput analysis by selecting either Low Raw HS Throughput or Low Net HS Throughput KPI from the Summary Dashboard's Critical Issues section. the Event Explorer displays in the diagnostic panel a list of five occurrences of Low Throughput and associated root cause analyses.that is. www.com . as they coincide with the dropped call events seen above. However. a Low Throughput event is also pegged. the technology seems not mature yet to allow Direct Cell Changes with change of frequency (but we have seen change of frequency cases with transitions to Idle mode).Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 210 20. Skip the cases related to HSPA to R99 transition via Idle mode. It is important to highlight that the diagnostic information provides information on the type of Cell Change in terms of site and frequency. like in this demo. when the network points the user at another HS server cell. The first case to analyze is the event caused by a Direct HS Cell Change . Three different results from the root cause analysis are shown. so the settings of the thresholds that control Low Throughput detection (see above) play a fundamental role here. or from the top table of the Event Explorer Once one of the Low Throughput KPIs is selected. the interruption is normally even longer.

It highlights that numerous Cell Changes occurred in a very short time. That is not always the case. we will be able to see that the cell changes occur between the same two cells.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 211 Other useful information to mention is signal strength of source and target cell and all the HSPA physical layer measurement provided before and after the event. the performance should improve following a Cell Change. In the Drill-down section. www. casing a so-called ping-pong scenario. and this is a clear example of network not optimized. For a well-designed network. the quality of the signal (EcIo) in the target cell is already degrading. Now look at the second case of Direct Cell Change shown on the right. as we will see shortly. The performance slightly increases right after the cell change.actix.com . but as we can see.

Just like for the HSDPA Call Drop KPI. and this will be clear from the Drill-down page. In the map the user is very close to the serving cell. However. the ―lack of data to transmit‖ scenario identified here is independent of the conditions occurring after.1 Drilldown All the KPIs with diagnostic information can be investigated further via the Drilldown mechanism. 20.actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 212 Another case that can be shown is the ―Lack of Data to Transmit‖ scenario.3. where throughput is extremely low but the radio conditions are good. remember to select a long ―after window‖ in the Drilldown options for scenarios that include Idle transitions.com . www. which justifies the high level of CQI (23) measured during the low throughput window of time. The noticeable quality degradation after the event is due to radio condition getting worse.

com .Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 213 For the HS Direct Cell Change case. Finally. an After Window of 5 seconds is enough. The Event Navigator below confirms the occurrence of several HS Cell changes within a short time. Also. the radio graphs give an overview of the level of degradation suffered from this poor design issue.actix. the Protocol Stack Browser window shows the signaling associated with these mobility procedures. www.

1 HSPA Call Drops An HSPA call is a UMTS PS Call where the UE is in 'HSPA' state. Usually. maintain the Drill-down settings used above.com . not network-forced) dropping the radio connection Network releasing the radio connection for causes other than user inactivity or normal PDP Context deactivation www. Here we can see that despite good radio conditions (check the numeric values of CQI and its visual representation on the map) throughput is null before the event detection.actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 214 For the ―Lack of Data to Transmit‖ case. and in fact. it is possible to see quite easily from the Event Navigator form that a HS Cell Change occurs. but a HSPA Drop call is only pegged when the UE is in HSPA state at the moment the call drops. But as mentioned above this is another issue and completely unrelated to the lack of data to transmit. an HSPA Drop Call event is detected.4 HSPA events in the Event Explorer 20. the trigger of HSPA Drop call is the same as UMTS PS Drop call.4. Therefore. The most recurrent scenarios are: Terminal spontaneously (that is. whenever the UE goes from HSPA to Idle without a normal call release. 20. Radio conditions get worse afterwards.

For more information on Raw and Net MAC-HS Throughput.No coverage .The UE is moving in an area where HSPA is not supported (and the network does not handle direct HSDPA to R99 transitions). RRC Connection Release The network (RNC) releases the RRC Connection with a cause other than 'Normal' or 'User Inactivity'. please see the section HSPA Throughput KPIs on p218.It is used in conjunction with the threshold Uu_HSDPALowThrouMaxTimeWin_Thres.2.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 215 The following failure cases are supported: Deactivation of PDP Context due to abnormal situations When the network (SGSN) releases the PDP context for abnormal scenarios (this is detected via a Deactivation PDP Context Request downlink message with SM cause different from 'Regular deactivation'.4. to peg Low Net MAC-HS Throughput events in Drive Test. 20.actix. 20.1 Uu_HSDPALowRawThrou_Thresh The value (in kbps) under which the instantaneous Raw HSDPA throughput is considered LOW .4.4.It is used in conjunction with the threshold Uu_HSDPALowThrouMaxTimeWin_Thres. The analysis can be based on Raw MAC-HS throughput or Net MAC-HS throughput.4. You can configure the detection mechanism via the following HSDPA thresholds: 20.) that the HSDPA throughput is allowed to stay under a certain value (Uu_HSDPALowRawThrou_Thresh or Uu_HSDPALowNetThrou_Thresh).2.3 Uu_HSDPALowThrouMaxTimeWin_Thres The time (in msec.2 Uu_HSDPALowNetThrou_Thresh The value (in kbps) under which the instantaneous Net HSDPA throughput is considered LOW . 20.2 Low Throughput Issues Low throughput conditions are detected when the user throughput exceeds a certain threshold for a specified period of time. If the throughput stays under those raw or net throughput thresholds for a period longer than Uu_HSDPALowThrouMaxTimeWin_Thres a Low Raw(Net) MAC-HS Throughput event is pegged for Drive Test www. to peg Low Raw MAC-HS Throughput events in Drive Test.2. UE drops to idle The UE drops to idle when radio link conditions becomes poor. Typical scenarios are: .Excessive interference .com .

www.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 216 KPI/attribute Uu_LowRawHSDPAThroughput Uu_LowNetHSDPAThroughput Uu_HSCellNotBestPilot Low Tput KPI event (Used for diagnostic purposes only) Related threshold Uu_HSDPALowRawThrou_Thresh Uu_HSDPALowThrouMaxTimeWin_Thres Uu_HSDPALowNetThrou_Thresh Uu_HSDPALowThrouMaxTimeWin_Thres Uu_WinTimeHSnotBest Uu_HSDPALowCQI_Thresh Uu_HSDPAAvRegularSched_Thresh Uu_HSDPAAvLowSched_Thresh Uu_HSDPANet_To_L1_Throu_Thresh Uu_HSDPAL1_To_Raw_Throu_Thresh SL_UMTS_DT_Spotlight_CriticalIssues_HSDPAPea kTput HSDPA Peak Tput (threshold determines if this is a critical issue in the Summary dashboard) HSDPA Setup Failure rate Overall PS Setup Failure rate Average HSDPA Call Setup time HSDPA Call Drop rate Overall PS Call Drop rate Average EcIo 95 percentile MAC-HS Tput Average RSCP 95 percentile DL TCP Tput 95 percentile CQI Tput 95 percentile EcIo Tput 95 percentile RSCP Tput HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_HSDPA_Failure_Rate HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_Overall_PS_Failure_Rate HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_HSDPA_Setup_Time HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_HSDPA_Drop_Rate HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_PS_Drop_Rate HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_EcIo_Threshold HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_95_Percentile_MACHS_T hroughput_Threshold HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_RSCP_Threshold HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_95_Percentile_TCP_Thro ughput_Threshold HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_95_Percentile_CQI_Thre shold HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_95_Percentile_EcIo_Thr eshold HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_95_Percentile_RSCP_Th reshold The following failure cases are supported: 20.4 Raw HS Throughput Mobility scenarios Whenever a mobility scenario occurs.or no data at all.actix.2. during which the UE receives a limited amount of data . expect throughput degradation. The level of degradation is proportional to the duration of the mobility procedure.4.com . as with Idle transitions.

This scenario typically occurs when there is no activity (data). Lack of data to transmit This is detected when the Statistical Mode of the Instantaneous Raw Tput in the last 3 seconds is 0. the average scheduling rate (from the instantaneous scheduling rate dataset Uu_HSDPA_FrameUsage) is below the user-specified threshold Uu_HSDPAAvRegularSched_Thresh (0. despite a good Raw Throughput.2. because under certain scenarios UEs might only report 15 as the maximum CQI.5 Net HS Throughput A Low Net HS Throughput can usually be associated with an underlying Raw Throughput scenario. The threshold needs to be a factor ranging from 0 to 1 rather than an absolute CQI threshold between 0 and 30. and Uu_HSDPALowCQI_Thresh is a number between 0 and 1. Low Raw HS Throughput not detected All the cases listed for Raw Throughput are still valid. but the handset is kept in HSPA mode by the network. there are some interesting cases where.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 217 The sub-cases below are self-explanatory and are all mutually exclusive by definition: ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ HS Direct Cell change ongoing Intra-F HS Cell Change via Idle mode Inter-F HS Cell Change via Idle mode HS to DCH_R99 direct transition HS to DCH_R99 transition via Idle mode Low CQI values These are detected when the average CQI in the last 3 seconds is below the user-specified threshold Uu_HSDPALowCQI_Thresh. Low scheduling rate This is detected when in the last 3 seconds. However some useful measurement data are included in the table for the Net Tput KPI and this data might be sufficient). 30 is the maximum value a UE can report. This may occur when more than one HSPA user is present in the HS Serving Cell where the event is detected. Check through the Low Raw Throughput KPI list of occurrences for the right event (timestamp would be the same as the Low Net Tput event.4. www.1).actix.com . the Net Throughput does not reach satisfactory levels: Low Raw HS Throughput If Low RAW Tput is also detected. the diagnostic simply reports that the cause of Net Tput degradation is related to underlying Raw Tput. which would explain why only Net Throughput issues are detected. However the diagnostic alerts you that the threshold for Low Raw Throughput event detection might not be restrictive enough. 20. Low CQI values are an indication of poor radio downlink conditions.. However.

Two scenarios are analyzed: High retransmissions due to packet incorrectly received in Downlink This is detected when: Uu_HSDPA_Throughput_L1 < Uu_HSDPAL1_To_Raw_Throu_Thresh Uu_HSDPA_PayloadRate_L1 For the definition of the different types of HSDPA throughput. 20. Identifying zones with a lack of pilot dominance is a very important task in the rollout and optimization of HSDPA.5 HSPA Throughput KPIs The following types of HSPA throughput are provided in the HSPA Network Acceptance report: Raw MAC-HS throughput Net MAC-HS throughput www.actix.4.5 Known Issues If a particular KPI event (for example.4.4 HSPA Call Setup Failure This event is detected whenever a failure occurs during the setup of the HSPA bearer. HSDPA requires clear pilot dominance for an efficient service delivery (good throughput). the event will be flagged in both the initial dashboard (as part of the % Call Drop Critical Issue if the relevant threshold condition is fulfilled) and the top table of the KPI dashboard. leading to a discrepancy in the number of events displayed. the 'Further Information' section provides additional information regarding Net throughput. please refer to the section on HSDPA Throughput KPIs. 20. 20. However. Therefore. 20. the Call Setup Failure is pegged only as a UMTS PS Call Setup Failure.com Net DL TCP throughput . if a UMTS PS call fails at an early stage. please refer to the section on HSDPA Throughput KPIs. An attempt to establish a HSPA call can be detected only when the bearer is being set up. High retransmissions due to poor Uplink quality conditions This is detected when: Uu_HSDPA_Throughput_MAC Uu_HSDPA_Throughput_L1 < Uu_HSDPANet_To_L1_Throu_Thresh For the definition of the different types of HSDPA throughput. the event can be missing from the diagnostic panel in the KPI dashboard. it is not possible to know whether a R99 or a HSPA bearer would have been used.4.3 Lack of pilot dominance issues This is essentially very similar to 'Pilot pollution' or 'Too many servers' but focused on HSDPA.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 218 If high levels of retransmission occur. HSPA Call Drop) occurs very close to the end of the logfile. In these cases.

g. Raw and Net MAC-HS throughput are equal.com .actix. www.1 Notes In ideal scenarios.5. For this reason. while Net throughput does not include packets unsuccessfully decoded or re-transmitted: Raw throughput -> All packets received by UE Net throughput -> Only successfully decoded (not re-transmitted) packets The following figure further clarifies the approach used for the calculation of Raw and Net MAC-HS throughput: Total # packets contributing to Raw MAC-HS throughput -> 7 Total # packets contributing to Net MAC-HS throughput -> 5 20. Mean. Both raw and net instantaneous throughputs are calculated every 200 msecs: MAC . 95% percentile) are derived from the MAC-HS instantaneous throughputs. MAC-HS net throughput and RLC throughput do not coincide: The Net DL TCP throughput is simply the downlink TCP throughput that excludes TCP re-transmissions.2 User Guide 219 MAC-HS throughput KPIs (e.HS instantaneous throughput = (bytes received by the UE over 200ms)/200ms The difference between Raw and Net MAC-HS throughput is that Raw throughput includes ALL the packets scheduled for the UE. this includes MAC-HS header and padding. For the purpose of throughput calculation.Actix Spotlight Desktop 1. but in reality the Net throughput is always lower than the Raw throughput. Mode. the size of the entire MAC-HS PDU is used.

The time interval is as lons as the duration of the Cell Change procedure.5 Uu_ThresGapBeforeThrComparison This parameter indicates the gap between the end of the Cell Change procedure and the start of the time interval used to calculate the TCP throughput for comparison with the throughput during the cell change. IP.1 IUB_THROUGHPUT_PERIOD_THRES This threshold is used to set the sampling period (in msec. 20. 20. Display Thresholds command.) for the calculation of MACd throughput over the Iub.actix. The default value is 400 kbps.2. For a definition of Raw HSDPA Throughput see Uu_HSDPA_PayloadRate_L1.6. diagnosis and display of data in Spotlight.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 220 20. The default value is 3000 ms.2. To modify the value. If the throughput stays under those raw or net throughput thresolds for a period longer than Uu_HSDPALowThrouMaxTimeWin_Thres a Low Raw(Net) MAC-HS Throughput event is pegged for Drive Test.2. simply click on the associated number and type in the new value.1.1 SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold This threshold is used.2 HSDPA thresholds The following thresholds are available under the root of the HSDPA node: 20. The default value is 1000 ms. Note that MACd throughput includes the header of RLC and layer above (PDCP. For a definition of Net HSDPA Throughput.6. etc.It is used in conjunction with the threshold Uu_HSDPALowThrouMaxTimeWin_Thres.It is used in conjunction with the threshold Uu_HSDPALowThrouMaxTimeWin_Thres.6 HSDPA thresholds You can modify threshold values for event detection using the Tools.) that the HSDPA throughput is allowed to stay under a certain value (Uu_HSDPALowRawThrou_Thresh or Uu_HSDPALowNetThrou_Thresh). www. 20.com .2. The default value is 300 kbps.2 Uu_HSDPALowRawThrou_Thresh This threshold is used to set the value (in kbps) under which the instantaneous Raw HSDPA throughput is considered LOW . The default value is 1000 ms.).6.4 Uu_HSDPALowThrouMaxTimeWin_Thres This threshold is used to set the period of time (in msec.6. if there is no Max_ServerDist information in the cellref and indicates the maximum serving distance (in meters) a cell should serve. Default is 5000m. see Uu_HSDPA_Throughput_MAC. 20. to peg Low Raw MAC-HS Throughput events in Drive Test.3 Uu_HSDPALowNetThrou_Thresh This threshold is used to set the value (in kbps) under which the instantaneous Net HSDPA throughput is considered LOW .2. to peg Low Net MAC-HS Throughput events in Drive Test.1 Spotlight Thresholds 20.6.6. 20.6.6. It is important to set your threshold before loading the data because it will affect the analysis. 20.

to setup thresholds above which measurements from the UE as seen good for HSPA Network acceptance.actix.6.6.9 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_95_Percentile_TCP_Throughput_Thr eshold This threshold is used to indicate the lowest required TCP Throughput value at the 95 percentile for HSPA Network acceptance (unit is kbit/sec). If the quality of the HS Serving Cell is below the best pilot in the AS for a period longer than this threshold a Uu_HSCellNotBestPilot event is pegged for Drive Test.3 HSDPA / HSDPA_NW_Acceptance Thresholds These are used for the HSPA Spotlight Reports.2.4 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_HSDPA_Drop_Rate This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the HSPA call drop rate. 20.6. 20.3.6.6 Uu_WinTimeHSnotBest This threshold is used to set the period of time (in msec.6. 20.3 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_HSDPA_Setup_Time This threshold is used to indicate an average HSPA call setup acceptance time.5 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_PS_Drop_Rate This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the PS R99 call drop rate.3.) that the EcIo of the HS Serving Cell is allowed to be lower than the best pilot EcIo in the Active Set.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 221 20.6. www. 20.6.3. 20.7 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_RSCP_Threshold This threshold is used in conjunction EcIo threshold.6.3.3.3. 20.6 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_EcIo_Threshold This threshold is used in conjunction RSCP threshold.8 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_95_Percentile_MACHS_Throughput_ Threshold This threshold is used to indicate the lowest required Raw MAC HS Throughput value at the 95 percentile for HSPA Network acceptance (unit is kbit/sec).3. 20.6.6. The default value is 1000 ms.6.1 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_HSDPA_Failure_Rate This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the HSPA call setup failure rate. 20.3. 20. to setup thresholds above which measurements from the UE a seen good for HSPA Network acceptance. 20.3.com .2 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_Overall_PS_Failure_Rate This threshold is used to indicate a pass threshold for the overall PS call setup failure rate (HSPA and R99).

NOTE: the threshold is expressed as a percentage value (0.4 Uu_HSDPAL1_To_Raw_Throu_Thresh This threshold is used to set the value under which the ratio between L1 HS Throughput average and Raw HS Throughput average is considered low enough to assign the cause of Low Net HS Throughput not only to lack of data sent by the network. and Uu_HSDPA_Throughput_L1 and Uu_HSDPA_Throughput_MAC for a definition of L1 and Net HS throughput. 20. 20. The default value is 0. 20.6.6. but for example due to high retransmission levels. before the occurrence of the Low Net Throughput event).12 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_95_Percentile_RSCP_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate the lowest required RSCP value at the 95 percentile for HSPA Network acceptance.3. 20. before the occurrence of a failure event).3. NOTE: the threshold is expressed as the ratio (0.4..3.6.6. The max achievable CQI is a function of the UE category and the modulation used (QPSK or 16 QAM).. See also Uu_HSDPALowNetThrou_Thresh and Uu_HSDPALowThrouMaxTimeWin_Thres www.2 Uu_HSDPAAvRegularSched_Thresh This threshold is used to set the value under which the average HS Scheduling is a possible sign of regular scheduling in presence of other HSPA users (average calculated on the 5 secs. but for example due to high retransmission levels.6. NOTE: the threshold is expressed as the ratio (0.10 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_95_Percentile_CQI_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate the lowest required CQI value at the 95 percentile for HSPA Network acceptance.4 HSDPA / Spotlight Thresholds 20.4.4. The average of the Throughput values is calculated on the 5 secs.actix.4. before the occurrence of the Low Net Throughput event). before the occurrence of a failure event). 20.1).3 Uu_HSDPANet_To_L1_Throu_Thresh This threshold is used to set the value under which the ratio between Net HS Throughput average and L1 HS Throughput average is considered low enough to assign the cause of Low Net HS Throughput not only to lack of data sent by the network. See more information about this threshold under "HSPA Call Drop".Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 222 20..11 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_95_Percentile_EcIo_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate the lowest required EcIo value at the 95 percentile for HSPA Network acceptance.6.1) of the max achievable CQI.6.1 Uu_HSDPALowCQI_Thresh This threshold is used to set the value under which the average CQI is considered low (average calculated on the 5 secs. NOTE: the threshold is expressed as the ratio (0. See also Uu_HSDPALowNetThrou_Thresh and Uu_HSDPALowThrouMaxTimeWin_Thres for the exact definition of the Low Net HS Throughput event. 20. The average of the Throughput values is calculated on the 5 secs.100).4.7. See more information about this threshold in the help under "HSPA Low Raw Throughput". The default value is 70%..com .6. The default value is 0.1).

4.6. www.actix. 20. The default value is 0.7.5 SL_UMTS_DT_Spotlight_CriticalIssues_HSDPAPeakTput This threshold is used to filter out HSDPA Raw Tput peak performance issues from the HSPA dashboard that are equal or less this value.com . The default value is 1500 (kbps). and Uu_HSDPA_Throughput_L1 and Uu_HSDPA_PayloadRate_L1 for a definition of L1 and Raw HS throughput.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 223 for the exact definition of the Low Net HS Throughput event.

2.1.1 LTE thresholds 21.1 Scan coverage 21. Recommended value is -13 dB and the value should range between -10 and -18 dB.1.1.com . 21. 21.1 LTE_Scan_PoorRSRP_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate poor RSRP values from scanner data.2. Recommended value is -95 dBm and the minimum should not be lower than -105 dBm.2 Spotlight 21.1.2.1 SL_LTE_DT_Spotlight_ImportantIssues_Threshold This threshold is used to filter out Important Issues from the LTE dashboard that occur with a frequency greater than this value.1 Spotlight 21.1. www. 21.1.2 Spotlight thresholds 21.1 SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold This threshold is used (for all Cell Coverage analyses) if there is no Max_ServerDist information in the cellref and indicates the maximum serving distance (in meters) a cell should serve.2 LTE_Scan_PoorRSRQ_Threshold This threshold is used to indicate poor RSRQ values from scanner data. Default is 5000m.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 224 21 Appendix I: LTE thresholds.actix.1. Recommended value is 0. KPIs and diagnoses 21.1.

The default value is -100 dBm. this threshold sets up the level of interference required for pegging the events (based on scanner info).5 Uu_Scan_Poor_RSCP_Threshold This is used to indicate poor RSCP values from scanner data.1.2 Uu_Scan_PilotPollution_RSCP_Threshold The RSCP threshold used by the ―Poor Interference with Strong Signal Strength‖ pilot pollution model (a Veritune feature).1.com . 22.1. it creates a pilot pollution event.3 Uu_Scan_PilotPollutionThreshold In calculating Pilot Pollution. 22. 22.1 SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold This threshold is used.actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 225 22 Appendix J: UMTS thresholds. diagnosis and display of data in Spotlight. It is important to set your thresholds before loading the data because it will affect the analysis. Default is 5000m.1.1.1. and the value should be between -90 and -110 dBm. Recommended value is -15dB and the value should be between -18 and -10 dB. When 4 or more pilots are above this threshold.2.1. www.2. To modify the value.1.2.1 Spotlight 22.2.1.1 UMTS thresholds You can modify threshold values for event detection using the Tools.2.4 Uu_Scan_Poor_EcNoThreshold This is used to indicate poor EcIo values from scanner data. 22. simply click on the associated number and type in the new value. Recommended value is 3 and the value should be between 2 and 4. KPIs and diagnoses 22. Display Thresholds command.1 Uu_Scan_PilotPollution_Count_Threshold This is the absolute number of pilots (with Ec/Ios above Uu_Scan_PilotPollutionThreshold) required to trigger a pilot pollution event. Recommended value is -95 dBm and should not be lower than -105 dBm. Recommended value is -15 dB and should lie between -18 and -10 dB.2 UMTS / Scan_coverage 22. 22. 22. if there is no Max_ServerDist information in the cellref and indicates the maximum serving distance (in meters) a cell should serve.

22.3 UMTS / Spotlight 22.7 Uu_Scan_TooManyServers_RSCP_Threshold The CPICH RSCP threshold above which a Uu_Scan_TooManyServers event may be pegged.1.3.4 dB. 22. 22. used in the calculation of UL pathloss.2. 22. a condition of which is that EcIo has dropped by at least this threshold value within the defined time window. The default value is 10 dB.1 SL_Ant_Gain_Threshold This threshold is the default Antenna gain.1. The default value is -120 dBm.actix. 22.com . used in the calculation of pathloss.3 SL_BTS_Sens_Threshold This threshold is the default BTS receive Sensitivity. 22.2. 22.3.1.8 Uu_Scan_TooManyServersThreshold In calculating "Too Many Servers".5 SL_EIRP_Threshold This threshold is the default EIRP.1.3.2 SL_BLER_Threshold This threshold is used for determining a UMTS ‗lost DL channel‘ condition.1.1.3. when 4 or more pilots (including the best server) are within the threshold value in dB of the best server.1.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 226 22.3.6 Uu_Scan_TooManyServers_Count_Threshold The absolute number of pilots (with Ec/Ios within Uu_Scan_TooManyServersThreshold of the Ec/Io of the best server) required to trigger a ―too many servers‖ event (based on scanner info). The default value is 5 dB. The default value is -104 dBm and the value should be between -90 and -110 dBm. 22. Recommended value is 3 and the value should be between 2 and 4.7 SL_RapidPathloss_EcIo_Threshold This threshold is used in Rapid Pathloss detection.3.3.4 SL_Detectedset_EcIo_Threshold This threshold is used for determining if a detected set member strong enough to be consider as a neighbor.2. it creates a "too many server" event (based on scanner info). 22. Recommended value is 6000 ms.1. The RSCP condition must also be met for Rapid Pathloss to be detected.6 SL_MaxTimeBetweenRRC_REQandCallStart This threshold is used for determining UMTS CS calls with excessive setup time. used in the calculation of DL pathloss. Recommended value is 5 dB and the minimum and the maximum should be around 1 and 10 dB.1.1.1. www. The default value is -15 dB. The default value is 18. The default value is 50.

1. The default value is 5. Recommended value is -15 dB. Recommended value is 10 dBm.3. The minimum should not be lower than 0 and the maximum should not be higher than 25 dBm. 22.9 SL_RapidPathloss_Time_window_Threshold This threshold is used to define the window over which Rapid Pathloss is performed.com .4. If the UeTransmittedPower is greater than Uu_HighUE_TxPower AND the CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet is greater than Uu_Poor_RSCP_Threshold AND the CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet is greater than Uu_Poor_EcNoThreshold.actix.3. The EcIo condition must also be met for Rapid Pathloss to be detected. Values should lie between 0 and 25 dBm. and only data within this distance from the site is considered for the analysis.4.3.8 SL_RapidPathloss_RSCP_Threshold This threshold is used in Rapid Pathloss detection. then Poor Uplink Coverage will appear on the map.4. www.1. 22.2 Uu_EcNoInterferenceThreshold This is used in conjunction with the RSCP Interference Threshold for the System Interference event.3 Uu_HighUE_TxPower This is used in the Poor Uplink Coverage event.1.11 SL_UMTS_DT_Troubleshooter_CriticalIssues_Threshold This threshold is used to filter out critical issues from the UMTS dashboard that are equal or less then this value. a condition of which is that RSCP has dropped by at least this threshold value within the defined time window. Recommended value is 0. Values should lie between -10 and -18 dBm. If the CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet is greater than Uu_RSCP_Interference_Threshold and the CPICH_EcNo_In_ActiveSet is less than Uu_EcNoInterferenceThreshold.3. Recommended value is 0.1.1.4 UMTS / UE_Coverage 22. The default value is 5000m.12 SL_UMTS_DT_Troubleshooter_ImportantIssues_Threshold This threshold is used to filter out Important issues from the UMTS dashboard that are equal or less then this value.1. then a System Interference event appears on the map.1 Uu_CoverageLimitedUE_TxPowerThreshold This is used in the Coverage Limited event.1. 22.1.10 SL_Site_Issues_Dist_Threshold This threshold is used in the outside beamwidth analysis. If the UeTransmittedPower is greater than Uu_CoverageLimitedUE_TxPowerThreshold AND the CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet is less than Uu_Poor_RSCP_Threshold AND the CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet is less than Uu_Poor_EcNoThreshold.3. 22. 22.1. Recommended value is 15 dBm. then a Coverage Limited event will appear on the map. 22.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 227 22. The default value is 3000 ms. 22.

it creates a Pilot Pollution event. Recommended value is -95 dBm and should not be lower than -105 dBm.4. www. It is also used in the Poor Uplink and Downlink Coverage event. Recommended value is 5 dB and the minimum and the maximum should be around 1 and 10 dB. it creates a "too many server" event (based on scanner info). When 4 or more pilots are above this threshold.1. this threshold sets up the level of interference required for pegging the events. then a Coverage Limited event will appear on the map. Values should lie between -30 and 0 dBm. 22.1.5 Uu_PilotPollutionThreshold In calculating Pilot Pollution. Other conditions must be satisfied for these events to occur please note the other thresholds involved. If the CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet is less than Uu_PoorEcNOThreshold AND CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet is less than Uu_Poor_RSCP_Threshold AND Ue_TransmittedPower is greater than Uu_CoverageLimitedUE_TxPowerThreshold.4. 22. Recommended value is -15 dB and should lie between -18 and -10 dB.4. it will trigger either a Coverage Limited event or a Poor Downlink Coverage event. If the UeTransmittedPower is less than Uu_LowUE_TxPower AND the CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet is less than Uu_Poor_RSCP_Threshold AND the CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet is less than Uu_PoorEcNoThreshold.6 Uu_Poor_EcNoThreshold This is used in the Coverage Limited event.8 Uu_RSCP_InterferenceThreshold This is used for the System Interference event.com .1.7 Uu_Poor_RSCP_Threshold This is used in three different events. then the Poor Downlink Coverage event will appear on the map. then a System Interference event appears on the map.1. If the CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet is greater than this threshold and the CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet is less than Uu_Poor_EcNoThreshold. 22.1. it will trigger a Poor Uplink Coverage event. In the cases where CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet is lower than Uu_Poor_RSCP_Threshold. Recommended value is -15 dBm.4.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 228 22.4. 22. when 4 or more pilots (including the best server) are within the threshold value in dB of the best server.4. 22. In the case where it is greater than Uu_Poor_RSCP_Threshold. Recommended value is -80 dBm and should lie between -90 and -60 dBm.9 Uu_TooManyServersThreshold In calculating "Too Many Servers".actix.4 Uu_LowUE_TxPower This is used in the Poor Downlink Coverage event. Recommended value is -15 dB and should lie between -18 and -10 dB.1.

# ActiveSet Failures This is the ratio of the number of active set update failures to the total number of active set update procedures. # ActiveSet Attempts This is the number of active set update procedures. This event is set when the best cell measured by the scanner is not measured by the UE as an active or monitored cell over a period of time of "Uu_Scan_UE_Timer" milliseconds. 2 or more cells in the active set) to the time the UE spent with only 1 active cell.2 UMTS events in the Event Explorer Circuit Switched KPIs # Dropped Calls # Setup Failures # Excessive Call Setup Packet Switched KPIs # PS Attempts # Dropped PS # Failed Connection Handover Issues % Handoff Overhead Based on measurements made when the UE is in RRC connected mode. or weaker by less than "Uu_Scan_UE_dB_Threshold" decibels. Furthermore. Note that this statistic needs a valid cellrefs file in order to work correctly.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 229 22. # Server Inconsistencies This is the number of times the event Uu_UE_Scan_Issue is set.com . The number of active set update procedures is determined from the RRC signaling. this event is only set if the following conditions are met: The UE is in RRC connected mode. and The scanner's best cell is stronger than the best cell in the active set. determined from the RRC signaling.actix. The thresholds "Uu_Scan_UE_Timer" and "Uu_Scan_UE_dB_Threshold" are configurable using Tools > Display Thresholds > UMTS > Event Control.e. this statistic gives the ratio (as a percentage) of the time the UE spent in handover (i. www. and the number of active set update failures corresponds to the number of active set update procedures for which the UE sends an RRC Active Set Update Failure message.

com .actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 230 Hard Handover Issues # 3G 2G Attempts # 3G 2G Failures # IF Attempts # IF Failures www.

com .actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 231 22. www. Note that the window size used to evaluate the condition is the period from 5 seconds before the drop.3 Dropped Calls diagnosis for UMTS The following diagram outlines Spotlight's procedure for determining a diagnosis of CS and PS Dropped Call events. up to the drop itself.

Use other tools and views to refine your understanding of the problem. Multiple Active Set update messages are received and a particular SC is not added to the Active Set. CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet < Uu_EcNoInterferenceThreshold (-15 dB) AND CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet > Uu_RSCP_InterferenceThreshold (-80 dBm). CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet < Uu_Poor_EcNoThreshold (-15 dB) AND CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet < Uu_Poor_RSCP_Threshold (-95 dBm) AND UeTransmittedPower > Uu_CoverageLimitedUE_TxPowerThreshold (10 dBm). 4+ pilots in the Active or Monitored Set with Ec/No within Uu_TooManyServersThreshold dB of the best server (Uu_ActiveSet_EcNo_0). 42) in either the NAS message or the RRC message.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 232 Diagnosis System Released Missing Neighbor Handover Problem Condition and notes When the cause code is Not Normal (0-31. on average. For the Raked RF Condition. Coverage Limitation Problem Poor DL Coverage Problem Poor UL Coverage Problem Lost DL Channel Investigate Further (unknown diagnosis) www. providing it is higher than the specified threshold: Pilot Pollution Pilot Pollution: Too Many Servers Interference Problem 4+ pilots in Active or Monitored Set with Ec/No > Uu_PilotPollutionThreshold (-15 dB). SC in Active Set after event < > SCs in Active Set and Neighbor list before event. Over 5-seconds. More investigation is needed.com .actix. Uu_Trch_DownlinkBLERAGG > SL_BLER_Threshold. CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet < Uu_PoorEcNoThreshold (-15 dB) AND CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet < Uu_Poor_RSCP_Threshold (-95 dBm) AND UeTransmittedPower < Uu_LowUE_TxPower (-15 dBm). the system picks the diagnosis with the highest value. CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet > Uu_Poor_EcNoThreshold (-15 dB) AND CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet > Uu_Poor_RSCP_Threshold (-95 dBm) AND UeTransmittedPower > Uu_HighUE_TxPower (15 dBm).

4 Call Setup Failure diagnosis for UMTS The following diagram shows the procedure used by Spotlight to determine the diagnosis of CS and PS Call Setup Failure events: www.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 233 22.com .actix.

4+ pilots in the Active or Monitored Set with Ec/No within Uu_TooManyServersThreshold dB of the best server (Uu_ActiveSet_EcNo_0). CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet < Uu_EcNoInterferenceThreshold (-15 dB) AND CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet > Uu_RSCP_InterferenceThreshold (-80 dBm). Multiple Active Set update messages are received and a particular SC is not added to the Active Set. SC in Active Set after event < > SCs in Active Set and Neighbor list before event. When the cause code is Not Normal (0-31. Over 5-seconds. CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet > Uu_Poor_EcNoThreshold (-15 dB) AND CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet > Uu_Poor_RSCP_Threshold (-95 dBm) AND UeTransmittedPower > Uu_HighUE_TxPower (15 dBm). CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet < Uu_PoorEcNoThreshold (-15 dB) AND CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet < Uu_Poor_RSCP_Threshold (-95 dBm) AND UeTransmittedPower < Uu_LowUE_TxPower (-15 dBm). providing it is higher than the specified threshold: Pilot Pollution Pilot Pollution: Too Many Servers Interference Problem 4+ pilots in Active or Monitored Set with Ec/No > Uu_PilotPollutionThreshold (-15 dB).actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 234 Diagnosis System Rejected / RRC Failure CM Service Abort / Reject System Released Missing Neighbor Handover Problem Condition and notes When an RRC message contains an RRC Reject.com Limited Coverage Problem Poor DL Coverage Problem Poor UL Coverage Problem Lost DL Channel Investigate Further (unknown diagnosis) . Use other tools and views to refine your understanding of the problem. on average. www. A CM Service Abort / Reject message was received. For the Raked RF Condition. 42) in either the NAS message or the RRC message. Uu_Trch_DownlinkBLERAGG > SL_BLER_Threshold. the system picks the diagnosis with the highest value. CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet < Uu_Poor_EcNoThreshold (-15 dB) AND CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet < Uu_Poor_RSCP_Threshold (-95 dBm) AND UeTransmittedPower > Uu_CoverageLimitedUE_TxPowerThreshold (10 dBm).

5 Excessive Call diagnosis for UMTS The following diagram outlines the procedure used by Spotlight to determine the diagnosis of Excessive Call events. up to the drop itself. www.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 235 22. Note that the window size used to evaluate the condition is the period from 5 seconds before the drop.com .actix.

when defining event diagrams (license permitting).Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 236 23 Appendix K: Information for Administrators 23. A checkbox enables this in the Diagram Info dialog in Analyzer.actix. www.com . The checkbox is called ‗Hide diagram from read-only users‘.1 Hiding Analyzer Event Diagrams from Spotlight users Central tools teams may want to hide the details of particular KPI calculations from their Spotlight users.

195 B Batch Sector Plot. 192 Average_Rx_RlpRetransmissionRate_Threshold. 195 Average_TxRlpThputInst_Threshold. 38 Binned Data Queries. 43. 55 CDMA Spotlight Report. 175 CDMA/EVDO Pilot Pollution. 191 Dragged_Dominance_Hysteresis. 175. 8 CDMA_AvgForwardFER. 195 AccessAttemptSuccessRate_Threshold. 178 CDMA_EcIoCombinedThreshold. 205 Dragged_HO_Window. 196 ConnectionAttemptSuccessRate_Threshold. 252 Co/Adjacent Channel allocations between neighbors. 178 CDMA_PilotPollution_Count_Threshold. 193 ConnectionReleaseSuccessRate_Threshold. 121 drilldown window. 192 D data files. 118 Drilldown page. 192 CDMA_EVDO_PilotPollutionThreshold. 30 Detailed Event Diagnostics. 176 CDMA_MobileTxPowerMaxFilterThreshold. 195 CDMA_EVDO_MobileRxPowerThreshold. 64 Coverage Issue. 38 coverage design boundary. 230 Average HSDPA Call Setup time. 210 Call Setup Failure diagnosis for UMTS. 197 www. 43 coverage footprint. 195 Add Device. 175 CDMA_ImportantIssue_FwdLinkProblem. 182 Coverage Limitation Problem.com . 212. 218 Choose Attributes. 251 CDMA Cell Coverage. 122 device filters. 178 CDMA_CallSetupTime. 175 CDMA_EcIoInterferenceThreshold. 249 Critical Issues section. 180 Dropped Calls diagnosis for GSM. 135 Choose Devices. 178 CDMA Neighbor List. 178 CDMA_ImportantIssue_ExcessInterference. 176 CDMA_ImportantIssue_LowRX. 216 Dropped Calls diagnosis for UMTS. 178 cell coverage. 8 CDMA Cell Coverage analysis. 195 Average_RxRlpThputInst_Threshold. 114 Data Settings link. 43. 176 CDMA_MobileTxPowerMinFilterThreshold. 179 CDMA_PilotPollutionThreshold. 192 CDMA_EVDO_TooManyActivePNsThreshold. 176 CDMA_ImportantIssue_RevLinkProblem. 177. 193 CDMA_EVDO_EcIoInterferenceThreshold. 70 Distant Serving Cell. 49 CDMA Pilot Pollution analysis. 231 CDMA_EVDO_PilotPollution_Count_Threshold. 8 CDMA Neighbor List analysis. 231 DL TCP Tput. 196 ConnectionReleaseDuration_Threshold. 199 AccessAttemptDuration_Threshold. 132 Analyzer Classic. 176 CDMA_MobileTxPowerThreshold. 193 ConnectionAttemptFailRate_Threshold. 142 CDMA events in the Event Explorer. 231 MAC-HS Tput. 43 CDMA cell site parameters. 175 CDMA_ImportantIssue_ExternalInterference. 63 Drill Down. determining. 32 Data Service Analysis. 179 CDMA_TooManyActivePNsThreshold. 130 Circuit Switched KPIs. 136 Average EcIo. 245 CM Service Abort / Reject. 37 CSV file. 231 EcIo Tput. 8 cellrefs file. 178 CDMA_CallSetupSuccessRate. 212. 176 CDMA_ImportantIssue_PoorQuality. 195 Average_RxTCHThroughput_Threshold. 196 Consolidated_SINR_For_Nth_Best_Pilot[0]. 48. 193 AccessAttemptFailRate_Threshold. 177 CDMA_EVDO_DRCRate_0.actix.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 237 24 Index 9 95 95 95 95 95 percentile percentile percentile percentile percentile CQI Tput. 176 CDMA_ImportantIssue_PoorCoverage. 29 Channel mode unacceptable. 48. 51 A Abnormal Connection Release. 177. 123 Another Call Started. 179 CDMA_CallDropRate. 137 C Call Setup Failure diagnosis for GSM. 247 Dropped Connection diagnosis for EVDO. 230 Average RSCP. 192 Average_Tx_RlpRetransmissionRate_Threshold. 230 Average_PER_Threshold. 148 CDMA thresholds. 176 CDMA_MobileRxPowerThreshold. 195 Average_SINR_PN0_Threshold. 64 binned data. 205 DRC Rate. 133 Distance tab. 177 CDMA_OverAllSuccessRate. 10. 119 Dropped Call diagnosis for CDMA. 48. 191 ConnectionAttemptDuration_Threshold. 125 best serving cell. 136 binning settings. 215 Attribute Picker. 230 RSCP Tput.

141 EVDO Cell Coverage. 59 EVDO thresholds. 236 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_95_Percentile_RSCP_Thre shold. 232 HS mobility. 43 EVDO events in the Event Explorer. 209 GSM Spotlight Report. 206 G_LocationUpdateSuccessRate. 232 High retransmissions due to poor Uplink quality conditions. 144 EGPRS diagnoses. 155 EVDO Spotlight Report. 218 Handover Issues. 208 G_Analysis_Time_Before. 193 EVT_VerituneEVDOPilotPollution. 222 HSDPA Peak Tput. 188 empty maps. 193 Excessive Call diagnosis for UMTS. 206 Global Filters. 90 HSDPA Call Drop rate. 237 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_95_Percentile_MACHS_Th roughput_Threshold. 64 GSM events in the Event Explorer. 55 EVDO Rev A Spotlight Report. 186 G_RMAC_MEAN_BEP_Max. 160 GSM thresholds. 188 GPRS_LLC_DL_Min. 209 G_MsTxPowStepOrdered_Min. 84 HSDPA 3G-2G Neighbor List analysis.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 238 G_RMAC_Sign_Var_Min. 97 HSDPA Cell Pilot Pollution analysis. 186 G_RMAC_DL_TS_Min. 206 G_T3240_RAUTimer. 108 failure events. 64. 253 Excessive Interference. 208 G_CallSetupSuccessRate. 206 G_OverAllSuccessRate. investigating. 206 G_RMAC_C_Value_Min. 51 export suggested changes to the OMC. 187 G_T3310_AttachTimer. 177 EVT_EVDOLowThroughput. 48 GSM 2G Missing Neighbors. 188 GPRS_RLC_UL_Min. 231. 205 GSM visualization. 38 EDGE cell site parameters. 49 EVDO Pilot Pollution analysis. 187 G_T3380_PDPActTimer. 233 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_95_Percentile_CQI_Thres hold. 230. 111 EVT_CDMAImportantIssue. 236 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_HSDPA_Failure_Rate. 230 HSDPA Cell Coverage analysis. 230 HSDPA Setup Failure rate. 188 GPRS_RLC_DL_Min. 168 HSDPA 3G Neighbor List analysis. 249. CDMA. 8 exporting a series of images. 231. 205 G_Handover_Min. 165 HSDPA thresholds. 137 Forward Link Problem. 237 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_95_Percentile_EcIo_Thres hold. 8 EVDO Cell Coverage analysis. 186 EGPRS_Duration_Period. 218 G G_Analysis_Time_After. 186 G_Distance_Max. 187 G_RxLevSub_Min. 187 EGPRS_LLC_UL_Min. 188 grade of service. 246 High retransmissions due to packet incorrectly received in Downlink. 186 . 8. 182 Frequency not implemented. 231. 191 Export data. 74 GSM Cell Coverage. 139 GPRS_Duration_Period. 8 EVDO Neighbor List analysis. 151 EVDO System Performance analysis. 208 G_Interference_Radius. choosing. 43 Grade of Service. 177 EVT_CDMAServerKey. 187 EGPRS_LLC_DL_Min. 186 G_RMAC_CV_BEP_Max. 236 www. 186 G_RMAC_Power_Reduction_Max. 252 Hard Handover Issues. 177 EVT_CDMANeighborListIssueDetect. 9 Fast binning. 30 Event Explorer. 125 External Interference. 230. 206 G_ScanSortSigLevel_Min. 206 G_HandoverSuccessRate. 206 G_RxQualSub_Max. 234 HSDPA Throughput KPIs. 230. 230. 188 EGPRS_RLC_UL_Min. 231. 187 G_Timeout_ChannelRequest.actix. 187 EGPRS_RLC_DL_Min. 104 HSDPA Low Throughput example. 8 GSM Cell Coverage analysis. 245 Handover Problem. 144 E EcIo_1stBest. 182 Excessive Power Reduction. 35 Global Filters.com F F factor. 187 G_T3321_DetachTimer. 208 G_CallDropRate. 182 H Handover Impossible. 188 GPRS_LLC_UL_Min. 209 G_Prolong_Interf_timer. 237 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_95_Percentile_TCP_Throu ghput_Threshold. 190 EGPRS events in the Event Explorer. 186 G_Cell_Reselect_Time. 67 GSM/GPRS cell site parameters. 193 EVT_EVDOServerKey. 187 G_RMAC_TAI_Max. 207 G_TimingAdvance_Max. 8 GSM 2G Missing Neighbors analysis. 192 event detection. 237 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_EcIo_Threshold. 218. 208 G_Cell_Reselect_Duration. 188 EGPRS thresholds. 230 HSDPA Spotlight Report. 197 EVDO Neighbor List. 236 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_HSDPA_Drop_Rate.

108 Interference Problem. 141 O Other. 39 Repository Summary table. 139 Protocol Stack Browser. 249. 123 Return to Spotlight link. exporting a series of. 230. 252 Mobile Rx Power. 202 Low Rx Signal. 204 network performance overview. 218 Overall PS Call Drop rate. 146 239 N Neighbor List Issue.com . 80 LTE cell site parameters. 236 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_Overall_PS_Failure_Rate. 192 Maximum Intersite Distance. 29 project template. 253 issues panel. identifying. 182. 215. 204. 241 SL_BLER_Threshold. 63 RLP Tx Throughput. 182. 123 Lost DL Channel. 196 RL_Throughput_TimeLimit_Threshold. 90. 8 Network Overload. 193 Missing Neighbor. 196 PPPSetupTime_Threshold. 62 Pilot Pollution. 249. optimize. 199. 129 Projection. 43 Reports. 202. 41 Raked RF Condition. 200 Low Tput KPI event. 212. 230. 7 New Project. 203 ServRxLevSub. 75. 199. 37 IUB_THROUGHPUT_PERIOD_THRES. 215 R Radio Network Explorer. 196 RLP Rx Throughput. 252 Ping_Pong_HO_Window. 193 Scheduling Issues diagnosis for EVDO. selecting. 214 RRC Failure. 241 SL_Detectedset_EcIo_Threshold. 204. 122 K key performance indicator. 212. 230. 230 LTE Cell Coverage analysis. 199. 241 SL_BTS_Sens_Threshold. 230. 50 Poor Coverage. 92 message level. identifying. 38 setting thresholds for data import. 252 Rapidly Changing Radio Conditions. 124 Reverse Link Problem. 202. 8 HSPA Call Drop Analysis example. 10 KPI.actix. 249. 40 Min_TxPower_Threshold. 53. 9 Microsoft Excel. 249. 202. 218 interference factor. 215. identifying problems at the. 182. 232 Low Signal. 8 HSPA Event Explorer analysis. 182. 128 No repository detected. 204 Poor Radio Conditions. 191 Low CQI values. 182 Low scheduling rate. 40 SINR. 84. 8 SL_Ant_Gain_Threshold. 219 HSPA events in the Event Explorer. outbound pilot pollution. 218. 215. 232 Low RLP Rx Throughput. 215 Important Issues section. 62 sites failing recommended design targets. 27 New Template. 236 HSPA 3G Neighbor List. 182 RL_Throughput_Threshold. 212. 241 M Max_TxPower_Threshold. 31 neighbor lists. 219 HSPA Cell Coverage. 37 inbound vs. 235 P Packet Switched KPIs. 145 LU Reject. 62 Mobile Tx Power. 227 HSPA+ cell site parameters. 249. 252 Load Entire File. 204 Low Throughput diagnosis for EVDO. 202. 199. 249. 52. 26 settings. 191 Poor UL Coverage Problem. 253 Poor Quality. 10 KPIs and Reports. 119 Location Update Failure diagnosis for GSM.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_HSDPA_Setup_Time. 191. 230 Overall PS Setup Failure rate. 63 RR Failed. 134 L Lack of data to transmit. 252 S SchedulerAnalysis. 205 PN Search. 231 www. 218 Poor DL Coverage Problem. 249. 31 Show Excel Report. 253 PPPConnectionSuccessRate_Threshold. 249. 28. 213 Log Files link. 236 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_RSCP_Threshold. 212. 182 neighbor list preferences. 231 Low Raw HS Throughput. 230 I images. 231 Limited Coverage Problem. 252 Investigate Further. 62 Mobility scenarios. saving the project. 191 relative grade of service. 74. 212. 85. 8 Interference. 193 Preferences dialog box. 253 Low bandwidth allocation. 125 Immediate Reject. 232 Low Raw HS Throughput not detected. 201 Low RLP Tx Throughput. 202. 245 PER. 236 HSDPA_NW_Acceptance_PS_Drop_Rate.

38 Uu_CoverageLimitedUE_TxPowerThreshold. 230 Uu_HSDPAAvLowSched_Thresh. 215. 241 Uu_Scan_TooManyServersThreshold. 230 Uu_HSDPAAvRegularSched_Thresh. 64.Actix Spotlight Desktop User Guide November 2009 SL_EIRP_Threshold. 97. 230. 240 Uu_Scan_Poor_RSCP_Threshold. 244 Uu_Scan_PilotPollution. 242 SL_Overspill_Dist_Threshold. 252 System Released. 237 Uu_HSDPALowNetThrou_Thresh. 230. 230 Uu_LowRawHSDPAThroughput. 208 SL_MaxTimeBetweenRRC_REQandCallStart. 240 Uu_Scan_Poor_EcNoThreshold. setting for data import. 175. 235 Uu_HSDPALowThrouMaxTimeWin_Thres. 212. 242 Uu_EcNoInterferenceThreshold. 242 Spotlight projects about. 70. 249. 177 Unload Files button. 242 SL_UMTS_DT_Spotlight_CriticalIssues_HSDPAPeak Tput. 243 Uu_Poor_EcNoThreshold. 249. 242 SL_Site_Issues_Dist_Threshold. 70 www. 230. 207 SL_GSM_EIRP_Threshold. 252 240 UMTS Cell Coverage analysis. 242 SL_RapidPathloss_Time_window_Threshold. 252 top panel. 43. 238 Uu_HSDPALowCQI_Thresh. 230. 243 Uu_Poor_RSCP_Threshold. 230. 235 Uu_HSDPALowRawThrou_Thresh. 243 Uu_PilotPollutionThreshold. 235 Uu_TooManyServersThreshold. 241 Uu_ThresGapBeforeThrComparison. 241 Uu_Scan_TooManyServers_RSCP_Threshold. 36 U UMTS UMTS UMTS UMTS UMTS 3G Neighbor List. 196 thresholds. 228. 8 3G Neighbor List analysis. 146 UMTS events in the Event Explorer. 80. 228. 230.actix. 124 Uu_ActiveSet_EcNo[0]. 243 Uu_HSCellNotBestPilot. 84 3G-2G Neighbor List. 241 SL_GSM_Ant_Gain_Threshold. 244 Uu_WinTimeHSnotBest. 243 Uu_RSCP_InterferenceThreshold. 207 SL_GSM_RapidPathloss_Time_window_Threshold. 236 UuPilotPollution. 243 Uu_HighUE_TxPower. 170 UMTS thresholds. 240 Uu_Scan_PilotPollutionThreshold. 97 UMTS Cell Pilot Pollution analysis. 8 SU_Rx_Throughput_Threshold. 104 UMTS cell site parameters. 235. 241 Uu_Scan_TooManyServers_Count_Threshold. 207 SL_GSM_BTS_Sens_Threshold. 205. 239. 10 creating. 242 SL_UMTS_DT_Troubleshooter_ImportantIssues_Th reshold. 207 SL_GSM_RapidPathloss_RxQual_Threshold. 242 SL_RapidPathloss_RSCP_Threshold. 207 SL_GSM_High_TX_Power_Threshold. 240 UMTS/HSPA Cell Pilot Pollution. 8 3G-2G Neighbor List analysis. 207 SL_GSM_RapidPathloss_RxLev_Threshold. 230. 228. 217. 207 SL_GSM_Site_Issues_Dist_Threshold. 235 Uu_HSDPANet_To_L1_Throu_Thresh. 28 Spotlight Report. 34 Summary map. 230. 196 Summary Dashboard. 238 SL_UMTS_DT_Troubleshooter_CriticalIssues_Thres hold. 26 Too Many Servers. 30 T T2P_Avg_Threshold. 30 Uu_Scan_PilotPollution_Count_Threshold. 240 SL_RapidPathloss_EcIo_Threshold. 245 UMTS Spotlight Report. 8 UniqueNeighborList.com . 30 thresholds. 38 System Rejected. 237 Uu_LowNetHSDPAThroughput. 230 Uu_LowUE_TxPower. 230. 90 Cell Coverage. 237 Uu_HSDPAL1_To_Raw_Throu_Thresh. 240 Uu_Scan_PilotPollution_RSCP_Threshold. 8 V Visualization tab.

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