Md. Selim Reza Team Leader & RF Engineer, Planning and Optimization UCE Telecom Solutions Ltd.

Module Objectives   On completion of the module one should be clear about the parameters required during drive test what does it mean and how much it is important. Parameters regarding in windows like :  a) Current Channel b) Radio parameters c) Serving + Neighbors .

MNC. It consists of MCC. MNC: Mobile Network Code 0 – 99 (e. 98) LAC : Location Area Code 0 -65535 (e.g.LAC.g. 404). 5101) CI: Cell Identity 0 – 65535 (e. Definitions: Time: It is system time of computer.g.g. CGI : It stands for the Cell Global Identity which is unique for every sector of the site. Cell name: It displays the name of the sector which is serving according to the cellfile that is loaded in TEMS. 3. MCC: Mobile Country Code 0 – 999 (e. 2. 11001) .CI.Current Channel  1.

GSM 900/ 1800. TCH ARFCN: On which Traffic Freq. Band mobile is operating e. 62.Current Channel • Cell GPRS Support: Tells sector is having GPRS or not.g. Time slot: On which time slot of current TCH call is going on. e. BSIC (Base Station Identity Code) : It is combination of Network Color Code (NCC) (0 – 7) & Base Station Color Code (BCC) (0 – 7). Channel Message. of TRX. Values are Yes or No . time slot no. It is decoded by mobile on every Sync. Idle. BCCH ARFCN: It tells by which BCCH is the mobile station getting served. Dedicated & Packet.g. Mode: It is shows in which state is mobile operating. Viz. Band : It tells in which Freq. • • • • • • . call is going on.

Speech Codec: It shows FR for Full Rate. Like BCCH / SDCCH/8 + SACCH/C8 or CBCH / TCH/F +FACCH/F +SACCH/F. • • • • . Ciphering Algorithm : It shows ciphering algorithm used by the system to protect data for privacy. Cipher by A5/2. 2. Sub Channel Number: It is displayed at a time when mobile is on dedicated mode at time of call setup when it is getting SDCCH at that time it shows which SDCCH it is getting out of 8 available. Channel Mode : Shows mode of coding like Speech Full Rate of Half Rate.Current Channel • Channel Type: Type of channel mobile is getting now.g. E.g. E. HR for Half Rate & EFR for Enhanced Full Rate.

E. from given MA list for sector hopping has to be started. 0 for Cyclic Hopping.Current Channel • Hopping Channel : It shows that current sector is having hopping feature or not. 0 means sector will start from first freq. on which mobile is allowed to hop. Hopping Frequencies : It displays no. • • • . viz. of freq. 1 – 63 random hopping sequences. Mobile Allocation Index Offset (MAIO): It is the number which tells from which freq. MA List for hopping of that sector. to hop. Values are Yes or No. 063.g. Hopping Sequence Number (HSN) : Indicates sequence in which frequencies are allowed to hop from the MA List.

8 % which corresponds to RxQual of max. Max. BER is a measure for the voice quality in network.g.Radio Parameters • • • RxLev : Receiving level in terms of dBm that mobile is receiving from the site. • . 7. Depending on BER RxQual is measured. BER Actual : Ratio of the number of bit errors to the total number of bits transmitted in a given time interval. Range of -30 dBm to -110dBm. BER 0 to 0.2 % corresponds to RxQual 0. RxQual : Quality of voice which is measured on basis of BER. E. BER countable and useful is up to 12.. FER : Frame Erasure Rate it represents the percentage of frames being dropped due to high number of non-corrected bit errors in the frame. It is indication of voice quality in network. Range of RxQual 0 -7.

E. • • . It should be atleast > 9 . 2 dBm less acc.g. MS Power Control Level : Displays range of power control from 0 to 8 depending upon network design. It is computed on basis of BER and FER. 0 means no power control and 1 means level that is defined by operator viz. SQI is the best criterion to use. C/I : The carrier-over-interference ratio is the ratio between the signal strength of the current serving cell and the signal strength of undesired (interfering) signal components. For EFR 30. This means that when optimizing the speech quality in your network. To airtel.Radio Parameters • SQI : SQI is a more sophisticated measure which is dedicated to reflecting the quality of the speech (as opposed to radio environment conditions). SQI is updated at 0. FR – 21 & HR – 17 are respectively ideal values.5 s intervals.

Value of 0 means MS in radius of 550mt. TA : Value that the base station calculates from access bursts and sends to the mobile station (MS) enabling the MS to advance the timing of its transmissions to the BS so as to compensate for propagation delay. From BS.. This feature reduces the power consumption of the transmitter.Radio Parameters • DTX : Discontinuous transmission (DTX) is a mechanism allowing the radio transmitter to be switched off during speech pauses. • . which is important for MSs. and decreases the overall interference level on the radio channels affecting the capacity of the network.

MS Behavior Modified : This window shows current settings for the mobile station. • • . When it reaches zero it results in normal DROP Call. Normally 16. 20. Decrease by 1 but increase by 2. it shows current value of RLT. Range of 4 – 64 in step size of 4.Radio Parameters • RL Timeout Counter (Cur) : This parameter define the maximum value of the radio link counter expressed in SACCH blocks. it shows current value of RLT. 24. for instance whether handover is disabled or multiband reporting enabled. Range of 4 – 64 in step size of 4. RL Timeout Counter (MAX) : This parameter define the maximum value of the radio link counter expressed in SACCH blocks.


ARFCN : Channel number mobile receives as neighbor. Valid both in packet idle and packet dedicated mode. BSIC : BSIC of the neighboring cell. . C1 & C2 : These are the cell path loss criterion and cell reselection criteria. RxLev : Receiving Level in dBm of neighboring cell. Valid during idle mode of mobile station.Serving + Neighbor       Cell Name : Name that describes the neighboring cell as per the cellfile. C31 & C32 : GPRS signal strength threshold criterion C31 and GPRS cell ranking criterion C32.

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