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Module 6
Flexi EDGE BTS Licensed Features & SW Compatibility

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Module 6 Flexi EDGE BTS Licensed Features & SW
Compatibility

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Module 6 Flexi EDGE BTS Licensed Features & SW
Compatibility
After completing this module, the participant will be able to:

Theory:
List the supported Flexi EDGE BTS licensed features
Recognise different license types
Match the Flexi EDGE BTS features with the BSC and NetAct SW revisions

Practical:
Transfer licence files to the network element
Activate licenced features
Remove licences from the network element

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Overview of Flexi EDGE BTS license management

Licence-based feature management means that the use of certain features is


controlled by licences.
Licence management is handled in the BSC as in previous generation BTSs
Licence types:
Capacity licence defines the allowed capacity that the feature can use or
provide. Capacity licences permit the capacity to be increased stepwise by
installing more capacity licences i.e. capacity increments for the same
feature(s). The capacities of these licences are then summed up to get the total
capacity that the feature is allowed to use or provide.
On/off licence (non-capacity feature licence) allows the feature to run without
capacity limitations

Both licence types above can be time-limited. This means that the licence
covering the feature has a pre-defined expiration date, which is stated in the
licence file.

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Licensing features (1/2)
Licence Management by NetAct (1/2)
Licence order support
Licence file importing
Licence file distribution
Feature activation and deactivation (done automatically by some
NEs)

License Distribution
NetAct
New License file

Licence Delivery Sytem BTS


Distributing to NEs BSC

WBTS
RNC

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Licensing features (2/2)

Licence Management by NetAct (2/2)


Licence file deletion
Licence synchronization
Licence reporting
Licence expiration checking

License synchronization
NetAct

Archive Directory
for all Licence Files
BTS
Upload from NEs BSC

WBTS
RNC

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Licensed Flexi EDGE BTS features

In EP1:
Flexi EDGE TRX capacity management
Name of the licence in the purchasing tool: Flexi EDGE Operating SW (also known
as Flexi EDGE TRX SW support)

Flexbus 2 interface on the FIFA card

In EP2:
DPTRX i.e. Double Power TRX: DPTRX&2UD, DPTRX&4UD, IDD&2UD and
IDD&4UD, Interference Rejection Combining (IRC)
Transmission features

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Flexi EDGE TRX capacity management

Flexi EDGE BTS EP1 Software license management feature introduces BTS
TRX capacity management based on the operator needs. This feature enables
flexible usage of the base station in the network based on the capacity
requirement.
Each BSC has a pool of TRXs that can be allocated to its BTSs.
If the required TRX cabling is already done in Flexi EDGE BTS, it is possible to
take an extra (unused) TRX into service without a site visit.
The usage of Flexi EDGE TRX software is controlled by a Flexi EDGE TRX
capacity licence. The licence sets a limit for unlocked Flexi EDGE TRX
count under a Flexi EDGE BTS. Operator cannot unlock or modify Flexi EDGE
BTS without the licence.
Each EXxA DTRX module provides two GSM/EDGE carriers. Each TRX within
EXxA can be separately activated with the SW licence key -> one carrier
increments possible.

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DPTRX management
DPTRX feature will be supported in EP2.0 & BSS13.
DPTRX is a SW-licensed feature controlled by the BSC.

Description:
The amount of TRXs that can use Double Power TRX is licenced. Only the TRXs which
are unlocked (TRX operative state is something else than BL-USR) are counted. Double
Power TRX feature is controlled by Double Power TRX for FlexiEDGE and Flexi EDGE
TRX licenses, i.e. Flexi EDGE TRX licence is also needed for DPTRX to work.
Double Power TRX for FlexiEDGE licence is checked in BCF, BTS and TRX unlock.
If the licence expires, Double Power TRX usage is still possible for a WO object but no
new unlocks possible for TRXs which use Double Power TRX.
If Double Power TRX is used, max amount of TRXs in one Flexi EDGE BTS is reduced
one DPTRX reduces the amount by one, two DPTRXs reduces the amount by two and so
on.
This licence covers DPTRX&2UD, DPTRX&4UD, IDD&2UD and IDD&4UD for DTRX
configurations.

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Licensed transmission features

Licensed transmission features


Licensed Flexi EDGE BTS integrated transmission features will be supported in EP2.0.
Integrated transmission licenses other than MWR licenses will be managed in the BSC,
but the configuration must be done locally at the BTS site.
If the feature state is ON in Licence and Feature management in BSC, user is able to
enable transmission features usage in BCF creation and modification by setting values of
the new BCF parameters.
Transmission interface units i.e. submodules start with basic functionality with two E1/ T1
interfaces or one Flexbus interface. Further functionality can be easily added later on
by additional software licence. The protection of these functionalities will be integrated
with the next software releases.
The licenced features (SW licences) are:
Abis termination via Pseudo-wire Emulation (FlexiEDGE Abis over IP/ Ethernet)
Abis termination via E1/T1 in blocks of 2 (FlexiEDGE Additional 2 E1/T1)
Cross-connection (FlexiEDGE TRS Abis Grooming)
Loop Protection (FlexiEDGE TRS Loop Protection)
additional blocks of two E1/T1s
second Flexbus

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Activating and testing licensed Flexi EDGE BTS
features
Overview
A network operator who wants to acquire a licensed feature buys the licence,
installs it in the BSC can then activate the feature. One licence file may, in
practice, cover one or more features.
BSC controls that used capacities do not exceed the licenced capacities.
Separate feature code for each feature is used.
User can enable/disable each feature online separately for every BCF via
MML/FBPP/Q3. BSC check if the feature state is on and feature has enough
capacity in BCF creation and modification when the user tries to enable the
feature.
Configured capacity values for a BCF are stored into Radio Network Database
in BSC. When user enables or disables the feature or changes the feature
capacity, BSC updates the new values to BTS.

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Allowed values of licensed transmission features in
EP2
Feature (SW licence) Capacity range Used licence
capasity by
BCF

Abis termination via Pseudo- ON/OFF 1


wire Emulation (FlexiEDGE
Abis over IP/ Ethernet)

Abis termination via E1/T1 in 1...3/OFF 1 per blocks of 2


blocks of 2 (FlexiEDGE
Additional 2 E1/T1)

Cross-connection (FlexiEDGE ON/OFF 1


TRS Abis Grooming)

Loop Protection (FlexiEDGE ON/OFF 1


TRS Loop Protection)

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Flexi EDGE TRX SW licence control in BSC

The licence is a long term licence and it sets a limit for unlocked Flexi EDGE
BTS TRX count.
Operator cannot unlock or modify Flexi EDGE BTS without the licence. If the
Flexi EDGE TRX licence does not exist or feature state is OFF, then Flexi
EDGE-specific options are not shown to the user in MML commands.
When the licence has expired, operator cannot unlock TRXs
If the user has had the licence in CONF or ON state and created Flexi EDGE
BTS, then Flexi EDGE-related parameters are shown to user even if the licence
state is OFF.
BTS site type name used in MML commands is Flexi EDGE.

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Licence control in BSC

BSC checks that the licence is valid and that operator cannot have more Flexi
EDGE TRXs in use than the licence allows.
Operator can also check the amount of Flexi EDGE TRXs that are in use.
The current capacity level usage is requested with service
fmn_capacity_usage_inquiry_as from BSC software that has registered itself as
capacity manager (PUBDAT).

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Installing and activating licences

Note: Do not change a bit in the licence file or it will not work!

See the instructions in the Licensing in BSC and W7 - Licence and Feature
Handling documents :

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BSC MML commands for licence and feature handling

Licence and Feature Handling (W7) MML:

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Activating and testing licensed Flexi EDGE BTS
features
Before you start, make sure the licence covering the feature has been installed
into BSC.
When installing the licence, the initial state of the feature should be set to
'CONF'.

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Licensing-related error codes in BSC S12

The following error codes are related to Flexi EDGE BTS licensing in BSC S12:

FLEXI EDGE TRX CAPACITY LICENCE EXCEEDED


FLEXI EDGE TRX LICENCE NOT IN USE IN BSC

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Licensed operating SW in S12

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Flexi EDGE BTS EP1 SW Compatibility

Compatibility between Flexi EDGE BTS, BSC, NetAct, LMU and FIFA
transmission submodule software

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Flexi EDGE BTS SW Compatibility

EP1.1
EP1.1 will be the second Flexi EDGE BTS SW feature release. Compatible with
BSC S12 ED2.1.

EP2
Flexi EDGE BTS EP2.0 release will be compatible with BSC S13 and NetAct
OSS4.2.

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Flexi EDGE BTS SW Release plan

EP1 feature release


Correction deliveries released c. once in every three months
EP1 CD1.0
EP1 CD2.0

EP1.1 feature release


EP2 feature release

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