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Recommended NSN Parameters for 3G

Planning with MultiRadio Planner


Kimmo Mkelinen (GS MS NPO Tools Mgmt & Support)
RU10 Dimensioning Workshop
21-25 April 2008, Jakarta

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Parameter Set for 3G Planning


A set of recommended parameter values that should be used in
planning of UMTS FDD networks with NetAct Planner (version
5.2.1 or later) has been prepared. Version 2.0 of parameter set is
available in IMS at:
https://sharenet-ims.inside.nokiasiemensnetworks.com/Open/372999100

Only UMTS FDD (at WCDMA 2100 band) are covered:


UMTS TDD is not covered;
other UMTS bands (e.g. 850 MHz) of UMTS FDD are also
included into documentation but not into XML import files.
Only radio network planning with MultiRadio Planner will be
described; the parameter set does not cover Link Planner or
Transmission Planner.
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Which Parameters Are Included?


The complete database of Planner is not documented,
and the list of described NetAct Planner parameters is by
no means comprehensive.
Only parameters that are:
required for Monte Carlo simulation, and
included in XML import/export files of Planner
are included.
Hence, parameters:
stored into Planner database just for the sake of export to
the network, or
related to neighbour planning or scrambling code planning
are not covered.
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Parameters Provide a Recommended Starting


Point
The parameters of NetAct Planner are user-editable on
purpose:
A single correct set of parameters that would be applicable
to all projects does not exist.
In different networks and different conditions parameter values
must be adjusted.
The recommended values provide only a starting point that
should be carefully judged in each new planning project!

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Modularity 1/2
The structure of the set of XML import files is modular. The set
will consist of:
a generic UMTS set,
sets for new 3G technologies (e.g. HSDPA),
BS-dependent set.
Other sets will be imported (or overlaid) on top of the generic
UMTS package.
The generic UMTS import file set will always be used with any
hardware configuration. BS-dependent parameters further add
parameters for Node Bs and cells that depend on the type of
base station.
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Modularity 2/2

set for BS1


HSDPA set
set for BS2
Generic UMTS set
set for BS3
HSUPA set

...
set for BSn

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Modularity at Level of XML Import Files


Division into generic parameters and BS-dependent parameters
is made at the level of XML import files.
Generic UMTS set

HSDPA-specific set

BS-dependent set

BEARERS-LIST001.xml

BEARERS-LIST001.xml

ANTENNA-LIST001.xml

CARRIER-UMTS-LIST001.xml

HSDPA-LIST001.xml

CELLULAR-CONN-LIST001.xml

CLUTTER-PARAMETERS-LIST001.xml

FEEDER-LIST001.xml

MODEL-LIST001.xml

MAST-HEAD-AMPLIFIER-LIST001.xml

SERVICES-LIST001.xml

SERVICES-LIST001.xml

NETWORK-LIST001.xml

TERMINAL-TYPES-LIST001.xml

TERMINAL-TYPES-LIST001.xml

NODEB-LIST001.xml

UMTS-RESOURCE-LIST001.xml

UMTS-RESOURCE-LIST001.xml

NODEB-TYPE-LIST001.xml
PROPERTY-LIST001.xml

XML files are independent of Planner database


version. The XML files have been prepared for
Planner version 5.2.1, but they can be imported
also to any newer version (e.g. to Planner 6.0).

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RNC-LIST001.xml
SGSN-LIST001.xml
UMTS-CELL-LIST001.xml
UMTS-RESOURCE-LIST001.xml

Generic Parameters
Generic Parameters for 3G Planning (excluding HSDPA)
Clutter Parameters (shadow fading, indoor loss and orthogonality)
Propagation Model
Carriers
Resources
Bearers
-

bit rates
control overhead factors
Eb/No requirements
power control and soft handover parameters

Services
Terminal Types
-

traffic spreading
speed distribution
services
WCDMA parameters

Generic Parameters for HSDPA Planning


Resources
HSDPA Coding Rates
Bearers
Services
Terminal Types

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BS-dependent Parameters
Antennas
Node B Types
Node Bs (Flexi and Ultra configurations)

Antenna Configuration
Carriers
Resources

UMTS Cells

General Parameters
Antenna Configuration (with dummy antenna)
Cell Parameters
Resources

HSDPA Node B Configurations


ROC Configurations
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9 Flexi and 4 Ultra BS Configurations 1/3


The recommended Node B and cell parameters contain 13 different
(RU10) Node B configurations:

Flexi 20 W 1+1+1
Flexi 20 W 2+2+2
Flexi 20 W 3+3+3
Flexi 20 W 4+4+4

Max. transmit powers 8, 30 or 60 W


of Flexi BSs are not covered.

Flexi 20 W 1+1+1+1+1+1
Flexi 20 W 2+2+2+2+2+2
Flexi 40 W 1+1+1
Flexi 40 W 2+2+2
Flexi 40 W 1+1+1+1+1+1

No 1-cell or 2-cell configurations


have been specified, but it is easy
to modify one of the 3-cell Node Bs
to use only one or two cells.

Ultra 20 W 1+1+1
Ultra 20 W 2+2+2
Ultra 40 W 1+1+1
Ultra 40 W 2+2+2

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9 Flexi and 4 Ultra BS Configurations 2/3


The different Node B configurations for Flexi and Ultra base stations differ
in the maximum transmit power, number of sectors, number of carriers and
noise figure. Otherwise the parameters of all Node Bs are identical.
Node B configuration

Carriers

Sectors

Antenna azimuths []

Flexi 20 W 1+1+1

0:120:240

Flexi 20 W 2+2+2

0:120:240

Flexi 20 W 3+3+3

0:120:240

Flexi 20 W 4+4+4

0:120:240

Flexi 20 W 1+1+1+1+1+1

0:60:300

Flexi 20 W 2+2+2+2+2+2

0:60:300

Flexi 40 W 1+1+1

0:120:240

Flexi 40 W 2+2+2

0:120:240

Flexi 40 W 1+1+1+1+1+1

0:60:300

Ultra 20 W 1+1+1

0:120:240

Ultra 20 W 2+2+2

0:120:240

Ultra 40 W 1+1+1

0:120:240

Ultra 40 W 2+2+2

0:120:240

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The only cell-level parameters that are differing between Node B
configurations are the assigned carrier, max. Tx power, pilot power
and noise figure.
Node B configuration

Assigned carrier

Max Tx power [dBm]

Pilot power [dBm]

Noise figure [dB]

Flexi 20 W 1+1+1

43

33

2.0

Flexi 20 W 2+2+2

1-2

43

33

2.0

Flexi 20 W 3+3+3

1-3

43

33

2.0

Flexi 20 W 4+4+4

1-4

43

33

2.0

Flexi 20 W 1+1+1+1+1+1

43

33

2.0

Flexi 20 W 2+2+2+2+2+2

1-2

43

33

2.0

Flexi 40 W 1+1+1

46

36

2.0

Flexi 40 W 2+2+2

1-2

46

36

2.0

Flexi 40 W 1+1+1+1+1+1

46

36

2.0

Ultra 20 W 1+1+1

43

33

3.0

Ultra 20 W 2+2+2

1-2

43

33

3.0

Ultra 40 W 1+1+1

46

36

3.0

Ultra 40 W 2+2+2

1-2

46

36

3.0

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Usage of the XML Import Files


The document NSN Parameters for 3G Planning with NetAct Planner (5.2)
also includes step-by-step instructions for importing the XML parameter sets:
...
2. Start NetAct Planner and add a completely new empty project.
Set up appropriate coordinate system, map data directories, user
data directories and map data extents for the new project according
to guidelines and digital map of your local planning project. Then
start the new project.

5. Import the BS- dependent XML set (by selecting the


INDEX001.xml file). Select all possible data to be imported under
the Project and Config tabs of the import dialog. Select to replace
data during import, and run Database | Global Commit All after
finishing import.

3. Import the complete generic XML set (by selecting the


INDEX001.xml file) from File | Import | XML. Select all possible
data to be imported under the Config tab of the import dialog.
Select to replace data during import, and run Database | Global
Commit All after finishing import.

6. Since the clutter types are different in each digital map, all
dependencies of map clutter types have to edited manually to
correspond to the clutter categories that are used in your digital
map. The XML files do not contain any parameters that depend on
clutter types. You can check the clutter types of your map by
looking the file menu.txt in the clutter directory of the map. The
clutter-dependent parameters are critical, and they absolutely must
be edited before Monte Carlo simulation is possible.

4.1. The XML import for HSDPA configuration is not working


properly in NetAct Planner (ver. 5.2.1): It is not possible to import
the complete HSDPA-specific XML set, if the HSDPA coding rates
have not been defined before this.
Hence, if HSDPA support is required for the network, import first the
single file HSDPA-LIST001.xml from the HSDPA-specific XML set,
and run Database | Global Commit All after finishing import.
4.2. Then, import the complete HSDPA-specific XML set (by
selecting the INDEX001.xml file). Select all possible data to be
imported under the Config tab of the import dialog. Select again to
replace data during import, and run Database | Global Commit All
after finishing import.
Note that the Node B configurations in the XML import set are by
default not supporting HSDPA, and that HSDPA must be enabled
separately in each cell (see Section 6.5) before simulation.

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Define manually the clutter parameters (under Configuration |


Clutter Parameters | 3g menu), the clutter type corrections for
Nokia Propagation Model (under Morpho tab in the Configuration |
Propagation models | Models dialog), traffic spreading by clutter for
all terminal types (under the Clutter tab of the Configuration |
Terminal Types dialog), and speed distribution of all terminal types
(under the Mobile Speed tab of the Configuration | Terminal Types
dialog).
7. Change the assignment of carriers to services and the priorities
among carriers according to the local project requirements.
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Thank you for your attention.

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