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Brief Description First draft of document for IREG QoS WP discussion Second draft of document for IREG QoS WP e-mail discussion Third draft for IREG QoS workshop including Data Services First stable Version for chapters Telephony, SMS Document for approval at IREG #41 and GSMA with a document classification of “Unrestricted – Public” Document approved by GSMA Parameter Completion Rate SMS circuit switched added Parameter for CSD and PSD Data Services added Document for approval at IREG #43 and GSMA with a document classification of "Unrestricted – Public" Changes in chapters 2.4, 2.5-2.7 approved by QoSWP Meeting #8, 02.10.2002 Editorial changes in chapters 2.5-2.7 IREG doc 52_037 incorporated “Addition of the new QoS parameter definitions” Signal doc 43_009 incorporated “Changing computation method for speech quality from MOS to PESQ ”

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...4 Background class.......................................19 2.........................13 2..........3 End-to-End Delivery Time SMS (DT SMS)....................7 2..2 Access Delay SMS MO (AD SMS-MO) ...........................................................3 Data Quality (DQ-CSD).................7.................................................................8 2................6...............................................................5 2 2...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................17 2.......................................................12 2............................15 2..........13 2................................7 2..............................................17 2......4 REL (ISUPv2 signalling transparency) ...............................................................doc V 3....7 2.....4...................................................................................................................................................................................7 Data Service Class Definitions and Measurements ...........................................17 2................................................16 2..............................................................21 2....2 Set-up Time – Packet Switched Data (ST – PSD)..................2........................................2 Streaming Class.............4 Abbreviations .........................19 2..................................................3................19 2...............................................................7 ALOC (Average Length of a Call) .......................3..3.14 2..........3..............1 Service Accessibility Telephony (SA-T).....................................................1 Conversational Class Data .........................2 Setup Time Telephony (ST-T) .........3 1.........13 2............................3 CSSR (Call Setup Success Ratio).......................................................................................................2 Service independent .............................................................................2 Set-up Time (ST – CSD)........................................4 Completion Rate SMS Circuit Switched (CR SMS CS).................................................... Circuit Switched Data(SA –CSD)...5.........................................................................................15 2........................2.............8 2....................................................7...........10 2.........................................................................9 Speech Quality (SpQ) ........42 Table of Contents 1 1......................2 1...................1 QOS PARAMETER 5 Overview .............................................................................................11 2................................................................6........9 2...........4 Completed Session Ratio (CoSeR – PSD)..................22 APPENDIX A: EXAMPLES FOR MEASURING TRIGGER POINTS 23 IR42340..6........................14 2............1 1.3 Telephony...5........8 2......3....................................................7.................4 Short Message Service .......5 2............................3..............................17 2.........................3.............................................4 Completion Rate Circuit Switched Data (CR-CSD) .3 Interactive Class.................5 Circuit Switched Data Service ...........................................................................................................................................................................3......4...........................5 OCN & RDN (ISUPv2 signalling transparency) ....20 2........................11 2....................................6 Call Completion Rate Circuit Switched Telephony (CCR-CS-T) ..........................................................................................................................................................................................4 Structure of PRD QoS Documents ........................................................1 Service Accessibility Rate – Packet Switched Data(SA – PSD)........6..........5........................4 Unrestricted INTRODUCTION 4 Scope of document .............1 Service Accessibility ..........................................................................GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR..............................................................................3..............................................1 Service Accessibility SMS MO (SA SMS MO)...............6 Packet Switched Data Service (General Packet Radio Service) ..........................................................18 2.1 Network Accessibility Circuit Switched (NA – CS).......................................4 Page 3 of 23 ...............4 General considerations .....8 CLI Transparency ...........................5..............2 Network Accessibility Packet Switched (NA – PS) ................................................................................................................................4..............................................................9 2....................................4........................................................................................................12 2...........3 Data Quality (DQ-PSD)...........................7.........................21 2.....................................................................................................................................................

GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR. IR42340. i. listed in document PRD IR. GSM or 3GPP specified 3G system. 1 The harmonised definitions given in this document are considered as the prerequisites for comparison of QoS measurements and measurement results.41. 1.40 document. are the basis for the parameter set chosen. Only measurement methods not dependent on any infrastructure provided are described in this document.42 1 Introduction 1.doc V 3.2 Structure of PRD QoS Documents 1.e. Unrestricted The technical QoS indicators. 1 Computation of certain parameters may depend in the vary cellular system.1 Scope of document This document defines QoS parameters and their computation.4 Page 4 of 23 . In this case respective notification is provided. The parameter definition is split into two parts: the abstract definition and the generic description of the measurement method with the respective trigger points.3 Abbreviations All abbreviations are given in the PRD IR.

Further preconditions may apply when reasonable. Their outcome are the QoS parameters. That indicates that the measurements were made from customers point of view (full End-to-End perspective. measured values from calls ended unsuccessfully (e. The outcome of this layer is the QoS parameter Network Accessibility The second layer contains the other three QoS aspects Service Access.GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR. dropped) should be available for additional evaluations and therefore.4 Page 5 of 23 .g. Service Integrity and Service Retainability. This model has three layers. must be stored. The different services are located in the third layer.4 General considerations Unrestricted All the defined quality of service parameters and their computations are based on field measurements. taking into account the needs of testing). For the purpose of measurement it is assumed • • • that the service is available and not barred for any reason routing is defined correctly without errors and the target subscriber equipment is ready to answer the call. The first layer is the Network Access. 2 QoS Parameter 2.1 Overview The following Figure 1 shows a model for quality of service parameters. Voice quality values measured should only be employed by calls ended successfully for statistical analysis.doc V 3. However. IR42340. It is assumed that the end customer can handle his mobile and the services he wants to use (operability is not evaluated at this time).42 1. the basic requirement for all the other QoS aspects and QoS parameters.

..... .42 Unrestricted Layer 1 Network Access Circuit switched Packet Switched Network Non Accessibility (NNA) Service Access Layer 2 Service Integrity Service Retainability Telephony SMS CSD PS ..4 Page 6 of 23 .. Layer 3 Service Accessibility Telephone (SAT) Setup Time Telephony (ST-T) Call Setup Success Ratio (CSSR) ISUP v2 Signalling Transparency (REL) ISUP v2 Signalling Transparency (OCN&RDN)) Call Completion Rate Telephony (CCR-CS) Service Accessibility SMS MO (SA SMS Service Accessibility CSD (SA-CSD) Service Accessibility PSD (SA-PSD) Access Delay SMS (AD. .GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.doc V 3.SMS) Access Delay CSD Access PS (AD- End-to-End Delivery Time SMS (DT-SMS) Data (DQ) Data (DQ) Completion Rate SMS Circuit Switched (CR SMS CS) Call Completion Rate CSD (CCR-CSD) Sessio Completio Rate (SeCR- Speech Quality (SPQ) Figure 1: QoS aspects and the corresponding QoS parameters IR42340.

1 Abstract definition Probability that the Mobile Services are offered to an end-customer by the target network indicators on the Mobile Equipment in Standby mode.2 Network Accessibility Packet Switched (NA – PS) 2. Abstract formula: NA . 2. The target networks could constitute more than one network. 2. to cover national or international roaming.2.42 2.2. And GPRS available in cell as designated in System Information Type 4 message or System Information Type 7 & 8 messages .2. In order to compare the Network Accessibility with the Service Accessibility the sampling rate must be the same.2 Computation Trigger points: GSM: C1-Criteria > 0. Any emergency camping on any other than the target networks is considered as no network.2 Service independent Unrestricted 2.2.2.2. IR42340.g. e. e.1 Network Accessibility Circuit Switched (NA – CS) 2. to cover national or international roaming.doc V 3.GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.g. 2.1 Abstract definition Probability that the Mobile Services are offered to an end-customer by the target network indicators on the Mobile Equipment in idle mode. Abstract formula: NA .2. In order to compare the Network Accessibility with the Service Accessibility the sampling rate must be the same.4 Page 7 of 23 .CSgsm [%] = Number of measurement samples with C1 > 0 ⋅100% Number of all measurement samples The sampling rate should be the same or a multiple of the Service Accessibility sampling rate.The target networks could constitute more than one network.PS[%] = Number of measurement samples with C1 > 0 and GPRS enabled for Cell ⋅100% Number of all measurement samples The sampling rate should be the same or a multiple of the Service Accessibility sampling rate.1.1.2.2 Computation Trigger points: GSM: C1-Criteria > 0.

Term NER (Network Effectiveness Ratio defined in ITU-E 425) can be understood as Service Accessibility Telephony.1 Abstract definition Time between sending of complete address information and receipt of call set-up notification.2. Abstract formula: Service Accessibility Telephony [%] = Number of successful call attempts *100% Number of call attempts Trigger points: Beginning of the call attempt: successful pressing send button (it is important to check.1.4 Page 8 of 23 .2 Computation There are two possibilities for a successful call attempt: • • The customer hears the alerting B-party is busy It is assumed that the routing to the destination is successful (without any failures).2 Setup Time Telephony (ST-T) 2.2.3.t 1 IR42340.42 2.1. if coverage has been given when send button is pressed.3 Telephony Unrestricted 2. otherwise this Call Attempt counts to Network Non Accessibility (NNA)).2 Computation Abstract formula: Setup Time Telephony [s] = t 2 . 2. alerting or busy heard by A. connect measurement (e.doc V 3. ITU-E 431 PDD (Post Dialling Delay) can be understood as ST-T. Successful call attempt: 2.g.3.3. 2.3.3.GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.party).1 Abstract definition Probability that the end-customer can access the Mobile Telephony Service when requested if it is offered by display of the network indicator on the Mobile Equipment.1 Service Accessibility Telephony (SA-T) 2.3.

if coverage has been given.doc V 3.party) Successful connection: 2. IR42340.3.3.4. if coverage has been given when send button is pressed. alerting 2 or subscriber busy is detected by test equipment)) t1: point of time where the customer presses the send button on mobile equipment Trigger points: Beginning of the Setup Time measurement: successful pressing send button (it is important to check.1 Abstract definition Effective uncorrupted transmission by the VPMN of the Cause Value in the Release (REL) ISUP messages. otherwise this Call Attempt counts to Network Non Accessibility (NNA)) connect measurement (e.] It is assumed that early traffic channel assignment is used.GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.4 Page 9 of 23 .1 Abstract definition CSSR expresses the relationship between the number of seizures and the sum of the number of seizures resulting in a successful established call.3. alerting or busy heard by A.4 REL (ISUPv2 signalling transparency) 2. Successful call establishment: open connection between A-party and B-party.2 Computation CSSR[%] = Abstract formula: Trigger points: Beginning of the call attempt: successful pressing send button (it is important to check.g.3 CSSR (Call Setup Success Ratio) 2.3. otherwise this Call Attempt counts to Network Non Accessibility (NNA)).42 Unrestricted t2: point of time where connect is established (e.4. 2.3.g.3. 2.3. where both parties can hear each other.2 Computation Testing protocol : 2 [If you don’t establish an end to end connection afterwards you must ignore this measurement. as defined in ITU-T Q850 Numberof successful establishm call ents *100% Numberof callattempts 2.3.

as defined in ITU-T Q. Abstract formula: OCN& RDN[%]= Numberof successful voice.5.3.5 OCN & RDN (ISUPv2 signalling transparency) 2.doc V 3. B and C all belong to the HPMN A is roaming on the VPMN network while B and C are located in the HPMN A is not reachable.GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.maildeliveries ⋅ 100% ts Numberof CAllDivert tes Trigger points: OCN & RDN are correctly transmitted in case the voice-mail can be deposited IR42340.1 Abstract definition Effective uncorrupted transmission by the VPMN of Original Called Number and Redirecting Number. 2. thus the call will be diverted to the voicemail.732.2.42 • • • Unrestricted the HPMN sends to the VPMN a REL ISUP message with a valid populated ‘Cause Value’ field the VPMN must send back to the HPMN the REL ISUP message with the same ‘Cause Value’ the HPMN uses SS7 monitoring tool to measure the KPI Abstract formula: Numberof uncorrupte CauseValuein RELISUPmessages d ⋅ 100% Numberof sent RELISUPmessageswithpopulated CauseValue REL CV[%]= − 2.3.5.4 Page 10 of 23 .2 Computation Using a testing tool: • • • A.3.

The advice is to measure this for MOC and MTC separately.3.1 Abstract Definition As defined in ITU E-437 and in IN01: average duration of calls.3.7.6.doc V 3.2 Computation Abstract formula: CCR .g. as there could be a significant natural difference between these 2 call types.CS . 2.3.3.T [%] = Trigger points: Number of intentionally terminated telephony calls ⋅100% Number of successful telephony call attempts Successful call attempt: Terminated call: connect measurement (e.2 Computation Using traffic report: ALOC MOC [seconds] = Total network usage of MOC seconds in a month Total number of MOC calls in a month ALOC MTC [seconds] = Total network usage of MTC seconds in a month Total number of MTC calls in a month IR42340.3.42 2.6.or B-party.or B-party 2.3.party) release of connection directly by A.7 ALOC (Average Length of a Call) 2.7.GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.4 Page 11 of 23 .6 Call Completion Rate Circuit Switched Telephony (CCR-CS-T) 2. ‘alerting’ or ‘busy’ detected by A.1 Abstract definition Unrestricted Probability that a successful call attempt is maintained for a predetermined time until it is released intentionally by A. 2.

8. 2. 2.3.9. robot voice. in a way it can be used to dial back the original called party.side) = f(PESQ) SpQ(received B .2 Computation The validation of the end-to-end quality is made using the PESQ score.8 CLI Transparency Unrestricted 2.3.3.side) = f(PESQ) Optionally it might be useful to aggregate both speech quality values into one.2 Computation CLI transparency [%] = Number of complete and correct CLI's *100% Number of calls 2.3.8. This aggregated speech quality value shall be called SpQ (min).1 Abstract definition Indicator representing the quantification of the end-to-end speech transmission quality of the Mobile Telephony Service.GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR. IR42340.862E (PESQ Algorithm) Abstract formula: SpQ(received A . Reference: ITU-T P. The speech quality measurement is taken per call.9.doc V 3. In this case the worst of both shall be used. dropouts etc).4 Page 12 of 23 .1 Abstract Definition CLI needs to be delivered correctly and complete.3. Trigger points: Beginning of connection: End of connection: interchange speech samples between a-party and b-party release of connection Note: The acoustic behaviour of terminals is not part of this speech quality measurement. echo.9 Speech Quality (SpQ) 2.3. This scale represents the distance between the original and degraded speech signal in a voice transmission and it’s troubles (noise.42 2.

Only the first try should be measured.1 Service Accessibility SMS MO (SA SMS MO) 2.2 Computation Note: For the trigger point explained here.2 Access Delay SMS MO (AD SMS-MO) 2. 2.doc V 3.2.4.1. Layer-3 messages]: Start SMS service attempt: IR42340.4.1.2 Computation Abstract formula: Initiate sending a SMS receiving acknowledgement of the SMSC Access Delay SMS MO [s] = t receive − t send SMS treceive: point of time the mobile equipment receives the confirmation from the SMS Centre tsend SMS: point of time the customer sends his SMS to the SMS Centre Trigger points [e. 2.4.g.1 Abstract definition Probability that the end-customer can access the Short Message Service when requested while it is offered by display of the network indicator on the Mobile Equipment. the connection over the air interface must be measured (e. If the Short Message is established with the second try this should not be counted.4.4. Layer-3) and the answers of the SMSC must be counted statistically.GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.42 2.g.4. In this case the customer wants to send a Short Message. Layer-3 messages]: Start SMS service attempt: Successful SMS service attempt: 2.1 Abstract definition Time between sending a Short Message to a Short Message Centre and receiving the notification from the Short Message Centre.g.4 Initiate sending a SMS Page 13 of 23 .4 Short Message Service Unrestricted 2. Abstract formula: Service Accessibility SMS MO [%] = Number of successful SMS service attempts Number of all SMS service attempts Trigger points [e.2. The protocol for every connection shows the deviation from the successful service access.

1 Abstract definition Time between sending a Short Message to a Short Message Centre and receiving the very same Short Message on another mobile equipment.43).3.3 End-to-End Delivery Time SMS (DT SMS) 2.4. tsend SMS: point of time the customer sends his Short Message to the SMS Centre Trigger points: Start SMS service attempt: Initiate sending a SMS Receiving SMS on Mobile Equipment 2: 2.4. Time window of measurements according to customer profile.doc V 3.4. excluding duplicate received and corrupted Test SMS.4.End Delivery Time SMS [s] = t receive SMS − t send SMS treceive SMS: point of time the mobile equipment 2 receives the Short Message from mobile equipment 1.to .GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.4.3.1 Abstract definition Ratio of received and send Test SMS from one mobile to another mobile part.4 Completion Rate SMS Circuit Switched (CR SMS CS) 2.duplicate received Test SMS .42 Successful SMS service attempt: Unrestricted receiving acknowledgement of the SMSC 2. 2.4. For test and measurement purposes a message is considered valid if it is delivered successfully within a time window defined (see IR. IR42340.4 Page 14 of 23 .4.2 Computation Abstract formula: End .corrupted Test SMS Number of all send Test SMS Trigger points: Successfully send and received SMS via SMSC. 2. A corrupted Test SMS is a SMS with at least one bit error.2 Computation Abstract formula: CR SMS CS [%] = successful received Test SMS .4.

This will be indicated by the DTE receiving the valid ‘connect message from the distant DTE.5 Circuit Switched Data Service Unrestricted 2.1 Service Accessibility .1 Abstract definition Probability that the end-customer’s DTE can access the Mobile Data Service when requested.5. There are 2 layers of accessibility for CSD Access to the target network DCE. Circuit Switched Data(SA –CSD) 2.4 Page 15 of 23 . these 2 events would be seamless and therefore the calculation for the service access should be a composite of these 2 activities. Probability that the end-customer’s DTE can access the Mobile Data Service when requested. IR42340.5. Access to the required data service provided by a data server.GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.1. The field test system therefore must automate and combine the two layers to provide a single SA-CSD metric. To a customer.doc V 3.42 2.

Abstract formula: Service Accessibility CSD = Trigger points: Number of successful call attempts Number of call attempts Beginning of the call attempt: ATDT command with dialled number sent by A-party DTE.2. This can either be a dedicated data test server or a data server accessed when testing functionality via the public internet.2.2 Computation Abstract formula: Set .2 Set-up Time (ST – CSD) 2.doc V 3.1 Abstract definition Time between sending of complete address information in ATDT command by A-Party and receipt of valid response from data server. 2.5.t 1 t1: point of time where A-party DTE sends ATDT command t2: point of time where connect is established (valid response received by A-party from data server) Trigger points: Beginning of the Set-up time measurement: Successful connection: Sending of ATDT command by A-party Valid response received from Data Server.42 Unrestricted To combine the 2 layers should involve calculation of the success of the following actions. Receive valid response from Data Server The specific commands and responses from data servers will be detailed in ‘Typical procedures for quality of service measurements’.1.4 Page 16 of 23 . Successful call attempt: 2.5. ATDT command including target number.up Time Circuit Switched Data [s] = t 2 . Valid response received from Data Server.5.GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.5. IR42340. Receive Connect from target network DCE Send relevant command to target Data Server.2 Computation A successful call attempt is when the A-party DTE receives valid response from test server. 2.

GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.5. Access to the required data service provided by a data server.2 Computation Abstract formula: Call completion Ratio CSD = Trigger points: Number of calls terminated by end users Number of successful data call attempts Successful call attempt: Valid response received by A-party DTE.1 Abstract definition Probability that the end-customer’s DTE can access the Mobile Data Service when requested.4.7.doc V 3. For each test the mobile should begin by being powered on and attached but not PDP context activated. 2. Completed call: 2.6.1 Service Accessibility Rate – Packet Switched Data(SA – PSD) 2.1.6. To combine the 2 layers should involve calculation of the success of the following actions.42 2.3 Data Quality (DQ-CSD) For definitions of Data Quality Parameters refer to section 2.5. Packet Switched Data Service (General Packet Radio Service) For test purposes it will be necessary to have the mobile test equipment in a stable state before testing.6 DTE ‘ready’ only when call ended by either party intentionally. these 2 events would be seamless and therefore the calculation for the service access should be a composite of these 2 activities. 2.4. IR42340. The field test system therefore must automate and combine the two layers to provide a single SA-PSD metric.1 Abstract definition Unrestricted Probability that a successful call attempt is not released except when intended by any of the parties involved in the call.5.4 Page 17 of 23 . 2. Specific details are to be found in ‘Typical procedures for quality of service measurements’. There are 2 layers of accessibility for GPRS Access to the mobile network GPRS core infrastructure.4 Completion Rate Circuit Switched Data (CR-CSD) 2. To a customer.5.

2.g.GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.g.42 Unrestricted Sending of valid command (e. 2. Receive valid response from target Data server.doc V 3.6.2.6.2 Set-up Time – Packet Switched Data (ST – PSD) 2.4 Page 18 of 23 . The specific commands and responses from data servers will be detailed in ‘Typical procedures for quality of service measurements’. 2.up Time Packet Switched Data [s] = t 2 . Receive valid response from GGSN Send valid command to target Data server.g.1 Abstract definition Time between sending of valid command (e.t 1 t1: point of time where A-party valid session request command t2: point of time where connect is established (valid response received by A-party from data server) IR42340. ATD*99# (with IP address of target sever) message and receipt of valid response message from target data server.2 Computation A session will be considered set-up successfully if a valid response is received from the target data server Abstract formula: Set . ATD*99# (with IP address of target sever)) Valid response received from target data server 2.6.2 Computation A session will be considered set-up successfully if a valid response is received from the target data server Abstract formula: Service Accessibility PSD = Trigger points: Number of successful session attempts Number of session attempts Beginning of the session attempt: Successful session attempt: Send valid command request (e.6. ATD*99# (with IP address of target sever)) from A party DTE to obtain IP connection.1.

3 Data Quality (DQ-PSD) Unrestricted Send valid command request (e.7.907) see table 1 IR42340. 2.4 Page 19 of 23 .4.4.GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR. ATD*99# (with IP address of target sever)) Valid response received from target data server Note for all data quality testing it is assumed that for each test.6. For definitions of Data Quality Parameters refer to section 2.42 Trigger points: Beginning of the session attempt: Successful session attempt: 2. 2. Session /call duration for individual data service class definitions are specified in IR45 Note that data quality will be a result of an overall call or session.6.g.6.1 Abstract definition Probability that a successful session attempt is not released for a reason other than intentional by any of the parties involved in the session.7 Number of sessions not released other than by end user ⋅ Number of successful data session attempts Valid response received from target data server.6. Session released intentionally by either end-user. PDP Context is activated and at the end of the individual test PDP Context is de-activated. the different classes of data service will be applied identically irrespective of the data bearer system. Data Service Class Definitions and Measurements The following definitions for data services and data quality DQ are relevant for both circuit switched and packet switched data as. For test purposes it may be desirable to break this down into geographically distinct measurements but for QoS reporting should be kept to call or session lengths Data classes are defined in 3rd Generation Partnership Project Technical Specification Group Services and System Aspects QoS Concept and Architecture (3G TR 23.4 Completed Session Ratio (CoSeR – PSD) 2.doc V 3.2 Computation Abstract formula: Completed Session Ratio PSD = Trigger points: Successful session attempt: Completed session: 2.

The data throughput measurement will be computed and averaged over the duration of the session/call and reported in bits per second.side) = X bits/sec Trigger points: Beginning of call/session data sample: interchange data frames of predefined data between A and B-party DTE End of call/session data sample: Calculation of average data throughput for Call/session data sample IR42340.7.7. This represents full duplex transfer of data in near real time. 2.Web browsing Table 1: UMTS QoS classes 2. the maximum throughput over 10% of the overall call/session length and worst. Additionally the minimum throughput averaged over 10% of the overall call/session length .1.voice Streaming class streaming RT • Preserve time relation (variation) between information entities of the stream Interactive class Interactive best effort • • Request response pattern Preserve payload content Fundamental characteristics Background Background best effort • Destination is not expecting the data within a certain time • Preserve payload content .GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.1.4 Page 20 of 23 .background download of emails Example of the application . The worst delay time for the call/session should also be reported Abstract formula: DQ(received A .doc V 3.side) = X bits/sec DQ(received B .42 Unrestricted Traffic class Conversational class conversational RT • Preserve time relation (variation) between information entities of the stream • Conversational pattern (stringent and low delay ) .7.1 Conversational Class Data 2.2 Computation The end-to-end data quality is validated by measuring the average data throughput in both up-link and down link direction on a best effort basis.1 Abstract definition Indicator representing the end-to-end data transmission quality of the Conversational Class Data Service.streaming video .

IR42340.7. Abstract formula: DQ(receive A . the maximum throughput averaged over 10% of the call/session duration and the worst block error rate.1 Abstract definition Indicator representing the end-to-end data transmission quality of the Mobile Circuit Switched Interactive Class Data Service.3 Interactive Class 2.side)= X bits/sec d Trigger points: Beginning of Call/session data sample: End of Call/session data sample: Transmission of data frames of indexed predefined data B-party to A-party Calculation of average data throughput for call/session data sample 2..7. This measure represents a delivery of data in one direction (up-link or down-link) in near real time e. 2.2 Computation The end-to-end data quality is validated by measuring the data throughput in down link direction on a best effort basis.7. Circuit Switched.2. This represents duplex transfer of data in non real-time. The worst delay time for the call/session should also be reported Note for streaming class service only the down link direction is considered.doc V 3.g.2.7.1 Abstract definition Unrestricted Indicator representing the end-to-end data transmission quality of the Mobile.2 Computation The validation of the end-to-end data quality is made by the time taken to download specified files of fixed data size to the A-party DTE when.GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.4 Page 21 of 23 . Assumption: The A-party DTE has already been connected to the data server as part of the call set-up process.42 2. Additionally the minimum throughput averaged over 10% of the call/session duration. The data throughput measurement will be computed and averaged over the duration of the call/session and be reported in bits/sec. but if service applications are introduced for uplink streaming then this can be added for calculation for data received by B-Party 2. video broadcast.2 Streaming Class 2.7.3.3. requested by the A-party sending a request to the data server.7. Streaming Class Data Service.

t 1 Unrestricted t1: point of time where A-party DTE sends data request.4 Page 22 of 23 .GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.4 Background class 2. t1: point of time where A-party DTE sends data transfer request t2: point of time where A-party receives complete uncorrupted file/s Trigger points: Beginning of request for download: Download of file/s complete: Request sent by A-party DTE Uncorrupted file/s received by A-party DTE IR42340.7.2 Computation The validation of the end-to-end data quality is made by the time taken to download a file/s of fixed data size to the A-party DTE when. 2.7. Assumption: The A-party DTE has already been connected to the data server as part of call set-up process. Abstract formula: DQ File download time [s] = t 2 .4.7.4.42 Abstract formula: DQ download time [s] = t 2 . t2: point of time where A-party receives complete uncorrupted requested file/s Trigger points: Beginning of request for download: Download of file/s complete: 2.t 1 Data request sent by A-party DTE Uncorrupted file/s received by A-party DTE.1 Abstract definition Indicator representing the end-to-end data transmission quality of the Mobile Circuit Switched Background Class Data Service. requested by the A-party sending a request to the target server. data transfer time is measured).doc V 3. This represents data transfer with no realtime dependency (although for QoS testing.

42 Appendix A: Examples for measuring trigger points SMS-Service: Layer 3 Messages: Start SMS Service Attempt: Successful SMS Service Attempt Receiving SMS on Mobile Equipment 2: Unrestricted generating random access (chan_request SDCCH) at mobile equipment receiving cp_data (rp_ack) at mobile equipment receiving cp_data (rp_ack) at mobile equipment IR42340.GSM Association Permanent Reference Document: IR.4 Page 23 of 23 .doc V 3.