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Cell Site Data

Technical Note

September 2009

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Contents
1 INTRODUCTION ..........................................................................................4 2 IMPORTING NETWORK DATA ...........................................................................5
2.1 OBTAINING SITE DATA IN TABULAR FORMAT .............................................................. 5 2.2 GUIDELINES FOR FORMATTING TABULAR DATA............................................................ 7 2.3 IMPORTING THE DATA ........................................................................................ 8 2.4 IMPORTING MULTIPLE TECHNOLOGIES .................................................................... 14

3 UPDATING CELL SITE DATA.......................................................................... 15


3.1 AUTOMATIC IMPORT OF CELL SITE DATA................................................................. 15

4 LOADING CELL SITE DATA ........................................................................... 17 5 CELL SITE DISPLAY ................................................................................... 18


5.1 DISPLAYING SITE LABELS .................................................................................. 18 5.2 COLORING SECTORS ON THE MAP ......................................................................... 20 5.3 SEARCHING FOR CELLS ..................................................................................... 21 5.4 VIEWING CELL SITE INFORMATION ....................................................................... 23

APPENDIX: CDMA CELL SITE PARAMETERS ......................................................... 25 APPENDIX: GSM / GPRS / EDGE CELL SITE PARAMETERS ...................................... 27 APPENDIX: IDEN CELL SITE PARAMETERS ........................................................... 29 APPENDIX: LTE CELL SITE PARAMETERS............................................................. 31 APPENDIX: UMTS / HSPA+ CELL SITE PARAMETERS ............................................. 33

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1 Introduction
This document describes how to import delimited network element data into Actix Analyzer, and how to configure the Automatic Import tool. Analyzers Network Explorer feature allows you to import network element data, creating a cell plan file called cellrefs.txt. Network Explorer also lets you browse and edit this network information once it has been loaded into Analyzer. The Automatic Import feature provides an automated method of updating cell site information in Analyzer, as changes are made to your network. In this document, CDMA network data is used as an example, but the appendices show important information relating to other network technologies.

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2 Importing Network Data


Analyzers network data import process requires two files: A delimited text file that contains unformatted data arranged in tabular form, with one row for each individual sector in a network. A blank file, containing only Analyzer header information, to be populated with formatted data.

2.1 Obtaining Site Data in Tabular Format


In order to import cell site data from your own network, you will need to obtain a delimited text file containing the data listed in the table below. To maximize the benefit Analyzer can bring to network analysis, 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. All other parameters are optional. The data may come from a network database or a planning tool configuration file. As long as the data is in a tabular format, with one row for each sector, Analyzer will be able to import the data. 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. Numeric identifier for the Site. Locates Site icons on map. 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. Governs the shape of the sector wedge icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the site. Used in CDMA Toolkit calculations, lines to neighbor cells and to color sector/site icons on maps to reflect PN planning.

Azimuth Beamwidth

CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell

Azimuth Beamwidth

PN Offset

CDMA_Cell

PN

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Parameter
Base Station Power Mobile Country Code System Identity Network Identity Broadcast Identity PctPilot PctTraffic PctPaging PctSync Active Set Search Window Setting

Analyzer Group
CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell

Analyzer Name
EIRP MCC SID NID BID PctPilot PctTraffic PctPaging PctSync SRCH_WIN_A

Purpose
Base station power, used in CDMA Toolkit calculations. For information only. For information only. For information only. For information only. For information only. For information only. For information only. 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 search window settings with those suggested by Analyzer. Used in CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current neighbor list settings to those suggested by Analyzer. Use to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. Use to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. Use to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. Use this field to manage multiple cell layers to be displayed and hidden separately.

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 Layer Type

CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell

Face_Display Azimuth_Display Phase_Display LayerType

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The figure below is an example of a delimited CDMA file that could be used to import a site list into Analyzer. Though the columns can be in any order for import into Analyzer, the figure shows all of the REQUIRED fields. Additionally, the Excel spreadsheet must be saved as a TEXT file for import into Analyzer.

Figure 1 - CDMA Cell Site Data Spreadsheet

2.2 Guidelines for Formatting Tabular Data


Analyzer does not need the cell site data fields to be listed in a particular order, but to get the best results, follow these guidelines: The Site ID field must contain a unique value for each site location. Beware of non-unique Site IDs that is, entries that have multiple sets of latitudes and longitudes for the same Site ID. Duplicated Site IDs will result in site markers appearing on the map without sector wedges. Site Names do not need to be unique they are just used for labeling purposes. 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, as should latitudes with a 'South' notation. Sites will appear skewed on the map if the latitude and longitude fields are transposed.

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Before importing new cells into Analyzer, ensure that Analyzer is pointing to a valid cell site database. A valid cell site database is a text file in which the first line contains the text below: ; #NetworkData datafile Every Analyzer installation comes with a clean file called cellrefs.txt located in the directory called: C:\Program Files\Actix\Analyzer\Bin\Cellrefs The file to be populated need not be named cellrefs.txt. Rename this file with a meaningful name in order to prevent the file from being overwritten during reinstallation.

To point the Analyzer to the file you wish to populate with the new cell site data, use the File Location line in the Tools > Preferences dialog. See the section on Loading Cell Site Data later in this document for more details.

2.3 Importing the Data


Once you have obtained your cell site database in delimited format and pointed Analyzer to a valid cellrefs file, you are ready to open the Network Explorer and import the site information. 1 To access the Network Explorer, select Cells > Network Explorer.

Figure 2 - Network Explorer Window

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The Network Explorer display consists of two panels. The left panel contains a tree view of the network element data. The right panel shows details about relevant parameters for the current selection. If you have pointed Analyzer to a cellrefs file containing only header information, you will not see any cell site data at this time. 2 From the toolbar, select Import > Import From New Template to open the Import dialog. 3 Select the appropriate network data file. 4 Click Open to display the Import Settings dialog.

Figure 3 - Import Settings Dialog (Step 1 of 2)

5 Give the Template a meaningful Template Name. 6 Check the appropriate Delimiter. 7 In most cases, the default information under the General Settings and Coordinate Information headers will apply. Adjust these settings if necessary. 8 Click Next.
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Figure 4 - Settings (Step 2 of 2) Assign CDMA_Site Data

9 Expand the CDMA_Site data node. 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. Repeat for each of the required fields in the CDMA_Site data node, based on the table below:
Field Site_Name SiteID Latitude Longitude Mapping required for proper operation? Optional, but this field is frequently used for the site label. Required, and this field must be unique for each site in the database. Required Required

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Figure 5 - Column Settings (Step 2 of 2) Assign CDMA_Cell Data

10 Expand the CDMA_Cell data node. Click in the Column field next to the Sector_ID parameter. Select the parameter name from your site database that corresponds to the Sector_ID parameter. Repeat for each of the required fields in the CDMA_Cell data node, based on the table below:
Field Sector_ID Required for proper operation? Required. This field can be used to color sectors on the map by face number (i.e. 1 = red, 2 = blue, 3 = green). Required Required Optional Required Optional Optional Optional
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Azimuth Beamwidth EIRP PN MCC SID NID

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Field 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, but map this field to a custom integer field to color sectors on the map by that field. 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, but map this field to the integer azimuth field in order to color sectors on the map by azimuth range. Optional, but map this field to a custom integer field to color sectors on the map by that field. 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. Use this field to manage multiple cell layers. Cells can be displayed or hidden on the map by layer.

11 Click Finish when all the columns have been assigned. If the current workspace contains existing site data, you will be asked whether you want to remove existing data before importing new data. Select Yes to overwrite existing data. Select No to append to existing data. 12 If any errors occur during the import, a pop-up message will indicate that an error log has been created. The error log specifies the cause of each error encountered and can be found in: C:\Program Files\Actix\Analyzer\Bin\Cellrefs\ImportErrors.log 13 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. 14 Double-click on any site name in the right hand pane. The Name, Location and ID of the site will appear, as well as a folder containing CDMA Cell Elements. Drill into the CDMA Cell Elements folder and examine the values corresponding to each sector. 15 To save the formatted site information, select the Save button.

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16 Close the Network Explorer by clicking the X at the upper right hand corner. 17 After closing the Network Explorer, view a new map by selecting View > Display New Map. 18 If cell icons do not appear on the map, right click on the CDMA_Cell layer in the map legend at the left hand side of the map window. 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.

Figure 6 - Use Zoom to Layer to Locate Cells on Map

If you see site markers appearing on the map without sector wedges, this is probably due to non-unique Site IDs in the imported cell site data. Sites can also appear skewed on the map if the latitude and longitude information has been transposed.

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2.4 Importing multiple technologies


To be able to import multiple technologies using the same cellrefs file, follow this procedure: 1 Import the first technology and save the cellrefs file. 2 Import the second technology and save that cellrefs file. 3 Using a text editor such as Windows Notepad, copy all of the second cellrefs file apart from the first line, and paste it in at the end of the first cellrefs file. You now have a cellrefs file that can import data for both technologies.

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3 Updating Cell Site Data


There are two convenient ways to update cell plan information in Analyzer: Minor cell plan changes (a few azimuths, PNs, etc.) can be modified directly from the Network Explorer. Simply browse to find the site and sector of interest and double click on a single parameter to activate the text. Be sure to save the modifications before exiting the Network Explorer! If the cellplan file is updated (multiple sites added, complete frequency retune), you can use the Automatic Import feature to detect changes to an existing cell plan and import the updated cell site file into Analyzer. Note that the Automatic Import feature will not work with Spotlight.

3.1 Automatic Import of Cell Site Data


The Automatic Import feature detects changes to cell plan data and updates the configured site data every time Analyzer is opened.

Figure 7 - Automatic Import Setup

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Note that the Automatic Import feature will not work with Spotlight. To use the Automatic Import feature: 1 From the Analyzer main menu, select Tools > Preferences. 2 Expand the Automatic Import option under Cellrefs and select the Enable Automatic Import option. 3 Select the Automatic Import Input File (the text file that contains your delimited site data). 4 Select the Automatic Import Template. Once a template has been created, a new Analyzer workspace must be started in order for that template to appear in this list. To use a template created on another computer, copy the template of interest from the C:\Program Files\Actix\Analyzer\Bin\Cellrefs\Templates directory to the same directory on your machine. 5 Click OK to exit the Change Preferences dialog. A message will appear that Automatic Import has been enabled and that your currently loaded cellrefs will be overwritten the next time Analyzer is restarted. Once Automatic Import is configured, any changes to the Automatic Import Input File will be detected, and will be changed accordingly in your Analyzer cell site file each time Analyzer is opened.

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4 Loading Cell Site Data


In order to display cell sites in Analyzer, and integrate cell site data with real-time measurements, a formatted cell site database must exist that contains location and configuration data for each cell site. The previous section explained how to create a cell site file from a spreadsheet containing network parameters. In Analyzer, the formatted cell site file is known as the cellrefs file, although this file can have any name. Analyzer reads cell site data upon opening a new workspace. Therefore, if any changes to cell site data are made, you must start a new workspace (or reopen Analyzer) in order for the changes to take effect. Follow these steps to point Analyzer to a formatted cell site file: 1 From the main menu, select Tools > Preferences. 2 In the Change Preferences dialog, on the File Location line, click on the name of the current cellrefs file. 3 In the Open dialog, navigate to the cellrefs file you would like to use and select Open. 4 Click OK to close the Preferences dialog. 5 A message box will be displayed saying that the new cellrefs file takes effect when a new workspace is loaded. Click OK to close the message box. Analyzer loads cells upon opening Analyzer or starting a new workspace. From the Main Menu, choose File > New Workspace to create a new workspace. 6 In the new workspace, click View > Display New Map. If cell icons do not appear on the map, right click on the CDMA_Cell layer in the map legend at the left hand side of the map window. 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. By default, the cell sites are now visible.

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5 Cell Site Display


5.1 Displaying Site Labels
By default, site and cell labels will be displayed on the map. You can leave the labels as they are, modify the way they are displayed, or turn them off entirely. The site labels are displayed independently of cell labels. This allows you to display of Site Name or Site ID in addition to or instead of PN, Azimuth, or Beamwidth. In Analyzer, sectors are called cells based on the European terminology. The following instructions specify first site labeling, then cell labeling: 1 In the Layer Control dialog box, select the site layer (named CDMA_Site-Site_Name) 2 Under the Properties heading in the Layer Control dialog, press the Labels button. 3 The MapInfo-style Label Properties box will appear. Check each of the following options: Show Allow overlapped text (recommended) Hide adjacent duplicate text (optional)

4 In the Label Properties box, use the drop down Data Field menu to determine the label format to display. Currently, there are two formats of labels from which to choose: The Site_Name (default) shows only the site name. The KeyField label shows only the site ID.

5 If you wish to offset the label from the cell site symbol, use the options in the Position box in the Label Properties dialog. 6 If you wish to change the font of the labels, use the Label Style button in the Properties dialog. 7 Select OK to exit the Label Properties dialog. The Site Labels have been formatted. Next, format the Cell Labels: 1 In the Layer Control dialog box, select the cell layer (named CDMA_Cell-Beamwidth-PN) 2 Under the Properties heading in the Layer Control dialog, press the Labels button

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3 The MapInfo-style Label Properties box will appear. Check each of the following options: Show Allow overlapped text (recommended) Hide adjacent duplicate text (optional)

4 In the Label Properties box, use the drop down Data Field menu to determine the label format to display. All CDMA_Cell parameters are available as options for labeling. 5 The PN Label shows the PN for each sector, displayed next to the sector. If you wish to offset the label from the cell site symbol, use the options in the Position box in the Label Properties dialog. 6 If you wish to change the font of the labels, use the Label Style button in the Properties dialog. 7 Click OK in the Label Properties dialog, and then OK in the Layers dialog to apply the labels.

Figure 8 Labeled Sites on Map

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5.2 Coloring Sectors on the Map


By default, sectors are colored by PN on the map. To color the sectors according to a different field (i.e. Sector_ID, to color sectors by face), or to make all sectors the same color: 1 Click the Cell Sites button at the top of the map. 2 In the Series drop-down, choose CDMA_Cell. 3 Use the Cell Color drop-down choose how to color the field. To make all sectors the same color, specify an unused field (i.e. MCC). To color sectors by face (i.e. 1 = red, 2 = yellow, 3 = blue) choose Sector_ID. 4 Click OK to exit the Sites / Cell Properties dialog. 5 Site coloring will appear as specified. To modify face colors, expand the CDMA_Cell parameter in the legend. Right-click on individual ranges and choose Selected Ranges Style to modify colors.

Figure 9 - Sites / Cell Properties Dialog

Note that the sector need not be colored and labeled by the same parameter. The figure below shows sectors colored by Sector_ID and labeled with the PN. Use the Layer Control dialog to adjust labeling as desired.

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Figure 10 - Sectors Colored by Sector_ID on Map

5.3 Searching for Cells


Search for Cells provides a mechanism for locating specific cell sites based on user-defined search criteria. To conduct a search: 1 Display site data of interest on the map. 2 From the main menu, select Cells > Search for Cells. 3 From the main menu, select Window > Tile Horizontally or Window > Tile Vertically to arrange the CellRefs Search dialog and the map in the workspace. 4 Ensure that CDMA is visible in the Technology drop-down. 5 Use the Add, Edit and Delete buttons to modify search criteria. 6 Click the Search Now button to show in the Results window all matching cell sites from the current cellrefs file.

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Figure 11 - CellRefs Search Dialog

7 From the Results window, select a row to highlight and center the corresponding sector on the map. 8 Click the Highlight All button to highlight all matching sectors on the map.

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Figure 12 - Map Highlighting All Sectors Meeting Search Criteria

5.4 Viewing Cell Site Information


A cells Azimuth, Beamwidth and Sector ID can be obtained by running the mouse over a sector on the map. To obtain more detailed information on each site or sector: 1 Display site data of interest on the map. 2 From the main menu, select Cells > Display Cell Data. 3 From the main menu, select Window > Tile Horizontally or Window > Tile Vertically. 4 Click on a sector wedge or site dot on the map. Details about that sector or site will appear in the Display Cell Data window.

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Figure 13 - Display Cell Data Window

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Appendix: 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 1,2,3 etc. or a combination of site numbers Azimuth Beamwidth Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. Numeric identifier for the Site. Locates Site icons on the map. Locates Site icons on the map. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps. Orients the sector icons on the map. Governs the shape of the sector 'wedge' on the map to reflect the beamwidth of the antenna deployed at the site. Used in CDMA Toolkit calculations, lines to neighbor cells and to color sectors/sites on maps to reflect PN planning. Base station power, used in CDMA Toolkit calculations. Mobile Country Code. For information only. For information only. For information only.

Azimuth Beamwidth

CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell

PN Offset

CDMA_Cell

PN

Base Station Power* Mobile Country Code* System Identity* Network Identity*

CDMA_Cell

EIRP

CDMA_Cell

MCC

CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell

SID NID

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Imported Parameter Broadcast Identity* PctPilot* PctTraffic* PctPaging* PctSync* Active Set Search Window Setting*

Analyzer Group CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell

Analyzer Name BID PctPilot PctTraffic PctPaging PctSync SRCH_WIN_A

Purpose For information only. For information only. For information only. For information only. For information only. Used in Analyzers CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current search window settings with those suggested by Analyzer. Used in Analyzers CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current search window settings with those suggested by Analyzer.

Neighbor Set Search Setting*

CDMA_Cell

SRCH_WIN_N

List of neighbors*

CDMA_Cell

CDMANeighborList Used in Analyzers CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current search window settings with those suggested by Analyzer. Face_Display Used to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. Used to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. Used to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. Text that specifies which cell layer (for example, by technology, band, purpose or status) that the site belongs to. Used for multiple cell layers.

Sector Display Wildcard* Sector Display Wildcard* Sector Display Wildcard* Layer type*

CDMA_Cell

CDMA_Cell

Azimuth_Display

CDMA_Cell

Phase_Display

CDMA_Cell

Layer_type

*Optional.
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Appendix: 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. Numeric identifier for the Site. Used as the linking column to associate the GSM_Site and GSM_Cell rows. Locates Site icons on map. Locates Site icons on map. Sector-specific ID information useful for display on maps.

Latitude Longitude Sector Number

GSM_Site GSM_Site GSM_Cell

Latitude Longitude SectorID Can be 1,2,3, etc, or a combination of site numbers Azimuth Beamwith

Azimuth Beamwidth

GSM_Cell GSM_Cell

Orients the sector icons on the map. Governs the radius of the sector 'wedge' icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the sector. Base Station Power.

Base Station Power Broadcast Control Channel Mobile Network Code Mobile Color Code Location Area Code

GSM_Cell

EIRP

GSM_Cell

BCCH

Broadcast Control Channel.

GSM_Cell

MNC

Mobile Network Code.

GSM_Cell GSM_Cell

MCC LAC

Mobile Color Code. Location Area Code.

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Imported Parameter Cell ID value Base Station Identity Code Layer type

Analyzer Group GSM_Cell GSM_Cell

Analyzer Name CI BSIC

Purpose Cell ID value. Base Station Identity Code, comprising of a concatenation of the NCC and BCC values. Text that specifies which cell layer (for example, by technology, band, purpose or status) that the site belongs to. Used for multiple cell layers.

GSM_Cell

Layer_type

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Appendix: iDEN Cell Site Parameters


Imported Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Analyzer Group IDEN_Site IDEN_Site IDEN_Site IDEN_Site IDEN_Cell Analyzer Name SiteName SiteID Latitude Longitude Sector ID Can use 1,2,3, etc, or a combination of site numbers Azimuth Beamwidth Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. Numeric identifier for the Site. Locates Site icons on map. Locates Site icons on map. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps.

Azimuth Beamwidth

IDEN_Cell IDEN_Cell

Orients the sector icons on the map. Governs the shape of the sector 'wedge' icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the site. Base Station Power.

Base Station Power Common Control Channel Color Codes

IDEN_Cell

EIRP

IDEN_Cell

CCCH

Can be used to color the sector wedges. A list of color codes separated by semicolons. This list is designed to match the entries in the TCH_List field. Used for determining likely serving and neighbor cells. Digital Control Channel.

IDEN_Cell

Color_Codes

Digital Control Channel Digital Voice Color Code

IDEN_Cell

DCCH

IDEN_Cell

DVCC

Digital Voice Color Code.

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Imported Parameter Traffic Channel List

Analyzer Group IDEN_Cell

Analyzer Name TCH_List

Purpose A list of traffic channels, separated by semicolons. This list is designed to match the entries in the Color_Codes field. Used for determining likely serving and neighbor cells. Mobile Country Code.

Mobile Country Code Cell Identity Layer type

IDEN_Cell

MCC

IDEN_Cell IDEN_Cell

CI Layer_type

Cell Identity. Text that specifies which cell layer (for example, by technology, band, purpose or status) that the site belongs to. Used for multiple cell layers.

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Appendix: LTE Cell Site Parameters


Imported Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Azimuth Beamwidth Analyzer Group LTE_Site LTE_Site LTE_Site LTE_Site LTE_Cell Analyzer Name Site_Name SiteID Latitude Longitude Sector_ID Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. Numeric identifier for the site. Locates site icons on map. 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. Governs the shape of the sector wedge icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the site. Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power for informational purposes only. The downlink EARFCN of the cell. The fields DL_EARFCN and L1_CID must be present to calculate lines to cells The physical layer cell identity. The fields DL_EARFCN and L1_CID must be present to calculate lines to cells. Mobile Country Code for informational purposes only. National Domain Code for informational purposes only.

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*

LTE_Cell LTE_Cell

MCC MNC

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Imported Parameter * Optional.

Analyzer Group

Analyzer Name

Purpose

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Appendix: 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. Numeric identifier for the site. Locates site icons on map. 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. Governs the shape of the sector wedge icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the site. Used for cell site identification and to calculate lines to cells. Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power for informational purposes only. Mobile Country Code for informational purposes only. National Domain Code for informational purposes only. Location Area Code for informational purposes only.

Azimuth Beamwidth

UMTS_Cell UMTS_Cell

Azimuth Beamwidth

SC

UMTS_Cell

SC

EIRP*

UMTS_Cell

EIRP

MCC*

UMTS_Cell

MCC

MNC*

UMTS_Cell

MNC

LAC*

UMTS_Cell

LAC

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Imported Parameter CI*

Analyzer Group UMTS_Cell

Analyzer Name CI

Purpose Cell Identity for informational purposes only.

Neighbor List*

UMTS_Cell

WCDMANeighborList Used to define a predefined neighbor list for each cell. Used during neighbor list recommendations analysis. LayerType Configurable text field that specifies which cell layer (for example, by technology, band or status) the site belongs to. Used for multiple cell layers.

Layer Type*

UMTS_Cell

* Optional.

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