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GSM BSS

GPRS/EGPRS Channel Management

Feature Parameter Description

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Contents

  • 1 Introduction

 

1.1

Scope

1.2

Intended Audience

1.3

Change History

  • 2 Overview

 
  • 3 Technical Description

3.1

Classification of PDCHs

3.2

Allocation of PDCHs

3.2.1

Overview

3.2.2

Preprocessing

3.2.3

Ranking the Priorities of Channel Groups

3.3

Dynamic PDCH Conversion

3.3.1

Overview

3.3.2

Preprocessing

3.3.3

TRX Selection

3.4

Release of Dynamic PDCH

3.4.1

Overview

3.4.2

Rules for Releasing Dynamic PDCH

  • 4 Engineering Guidelines

  • 5 Parameters

  • 6 Counters

  • 7 Glossary

  • 8 Reference Documents

1 Introduction

1.1

Scope

This document describes PDCH allocation algorithm, dynamic PDCH conversion algorithm, and dynamic PDCH release algorithm in the GPRS/EGPRS channel management feature.

1.2

Intended Audience

It is assumed that users of this document are familiar with GPRS basics and have a working knowledge of GPRS telecommunication. This document is intended for:

Personnel working on Huawei GPRS products or systems

System operators who need a general understanding of this feature

1.3

Change History

The change history provides information on the changes in different document versions. There are two types of changes, which are defined as follows:

Feature change

Feature change refers to the change in the GPRS/EGPRS Channel Management feature of a specific product version. Editorial change Editorial change refers to the change in wording or the addition of the information that was not described in the earlier version.

Document Issues

The document issues are as follows:

01 (2010-06-30)

Draft (2010-03-30)

01 (2010-6-30)

This is the first release of GBSS12.0. Compared with issue Draft (2010-03-30) of GBSS12.0, issue 01 (2010-06-30) of GBSS12.0 incorporates the changes described in the following table.

Change Type Change Description

Parameter Change

Feature change Editorial change
Feature
change
Editorial
change

None.

None.

Parameters are presented in the form of Parameter ID instead of Parameter Name.

None.

Draft (2010-03-30)

This is the draft release of GBSS12.0.

2 Overview

This section describes the feature GBFD-113101 PDCH Dynamic Adjustment.

After the GPRS network is deployed, CS services and PS services in the network share channel resources on the Um interface. Wit h operators increasingly preferring PS services, more and more channel resources on the Um interface are required for PS services. At the same time, to ensure the quality of CS services and PS services, the system needs to manage all the PDCHs effectively.

The GPRS/EGPRS Channel Management feature involves the PDCH allocation, dynamic PDCH conversion, and dynamic PDCH release. The PDCH allocation allocates one or more PDCHs in view of various factors. The dynamic PDCH conversion and dynamic PDCH release adjust PDCHs properly based on the service requirements and actual network conditions. The GPRS/EGPRS Channel Management feature ensures not only the services for one user, but also the performance of the entire network.

During the PDCH allocation process, the principles and requirements for the BSC to select the final channel group vary according to scenarios. Thus, the PDCH allocation algorithm defines a priority for each channel group. When the MS requests a PDCH, the BSC allocates the channel group with the highest priority to the MS according to the allocation request.

The BSC determines whether to trigger dynamic PDCH conversion based on the PDCH allocation result, rate of idle CS channels, th e average load on each PDCH in the cell, and parameter switches. If it is necessary to trigger dynamic PDCH conversion, the BSC converts one or multiple dynamic PDCHs into PDCHs.

If the dynamic PDCH in the PDCH state remains idle for a period of time, the BSC converts it back to the full-rate TCH. When no channel resources or Abis resources are available for the CS service, the PDCH preemption procedure is triggered. A dynamic PDCH in the PDCH state is converted into the TCH each time. When the air interface resources, DSP resources, and idle timeslot resources are limited, the BSC dynamically releases PDCHs based on dual-threshold.

3 Technical Description

 

3.1

Classification of PDCHs

Based on the service support capabilities, PDCHs are classified into the following types:

EGPRS special channel

The EGPRS special channel is allocated only for the EGPRS service. EGPRS priority channel

The EGPRS priority channel is allocated for the EGPRS service preferentially. When the EGPRS priority channel is not occupied by the EGPRS service, it can be allocated for the GPRS service.

EGPRS normal channel The EGPRS normal channel can be allocated for the EGPRS and GPRS services at the same time.

GPRS channel The GPRS channel is allocated only for the GPRS service.

The EGPRS special channel, EGPRS priority channel, and EGPRS normal channel can be bound with a maximum of four 16 kbit/s Abis timeslots. The GPRS channel can be bound with a maximum of two 16 kbit/s Abis timeslots.

These types of PDCHs can be specified by the parameter GPRSCHPRI on the BSC. Based on the channel configuration types, PDCHs are classified into the following types:

Static PDCH

The static PDCH carries only PS services. The parameter CHNTYPE is set to PDTCH, PBCCH+PDTCH, or PCCCH+PDTCH. Dynamic PDCH

The dynamic PDCH carries CS services or PS services depending on the service requirement. It supports only one type of service at the same time. The parameter CHNTYPE is initially set to TCH Full Rate.

3.2

Allocation of PDCHs

 

3.2.1

Overview

When the uplink and downlink TBFs are not established but there is a data transfer request, the MS sends the PDCH request to the BSC for establishing the uplink TBF. The PDCH request sent from the MS is classified into the following types:

One phase access on the CCCH and PCCCH

To respond to the PDCH request for one phase access, the BSC allocates one or more PDCHs based on the multislot capability of the MS. Two phase access on the CCCH and PCCCH

To respond to the PDCH request for two phase access, the BSC allocates only one radio block on the PDCH to the MS for the first time. The MS sends the packet resource request in the allocated radio block. For the second time, the BSC allocates one or multiple PDCHs to the MS based on the multislot capability of the MS.

When the BSC receives the downlink LLC PDUs from the SGSN but no uplink or downlink TBF is available, the network sends the Imm ediate Assignment message on the CCCH or the Packet Downlink Assignment message on the PCCCH to the BSC for establishing the downlink TBF.

To respond to the Immediate Assignment message on the CCCH, the BSC allocates only one PDCH to the MS.

To respond to the Packet Downlink Assignment message on the PCCCH, the BSC allocates one or multiple PDCHs to the MS based on the multislot capability of the MS.

When the MS is in packet transfer mode, the BSC establishes the uplink or downlink TBF on the PACCH for the MS based on the service requirement. When establishing the uplink or downlink TBF on the PACCH, the BSC allocates one or multiple PDCHs to the MS based on the multislot capability of the MS.

When the MS is in packet transfer mode, the BSC can reallocate the uplink or downlink TBF to the MS based on the service requirement, channel resource change, and multislot capability of the MS. The BSC can also reallocate the uplink and downlink TBFs to the MS at the same time.

To reallocate only the uplink TBF, the BSC sends the Packet Uplink Assignment message to the MS and allocates PDCHs to the MS.

To reallocate only the downlink TBF, the BSC sends the Packet Downlink Assignment message to the MS and allocates PDCHs to the MS. To reallocate both the uplink TBF and downlink TBF, the BSC sends the Packet Timeslot Reconfigure message to the MS and allocates PDCHs to the MS.

For details about one phase access on the CCCH/PCCCH, two phase access on the CCCH/PCCCH, downlink TBF establishment on the CCCH/PCCCH, uplink TBF establishment on the PACCH, downlink TBF establishment on the PACCH, and TBF re-assignment/TS procedure, see the GPRS/EGPRS Connection Control and Transfer Parameter Description.

 

3.2.2

Preprocessing

Through PDCH allocation preprocessing, the BSC obtains the information about all PDCHs in the cell that can be allocated to MSs and determines the maximum number of uplink and downlink PDCHs. This provides a basis for subsequent PDCH allocation.

The BSC obtains the information about all PDCHs in the cell that can be allocated to MSs by excluding the following cases (GBFD-119302 Packet Channel Dispatching):

If the operating status of the PDCH is unavailable or the channel management status is blocked, the PDCH cannot be allocated.

The PDCHs to be released are not allocated to MSs. If there are TBFs on the dynamic PDCHs to be released when PDCH released is due to limited resources, the dynamic PDCHs are marked as PDCHs to be released and are not allocated.

If the number of MSs multiplexed on the PDCH in the uplink x 10 is greater than or equal to PDCHUPLEV, the PDCH cannot be allocated for the uplink PS service.

If the number of MSs multiplexed on the PDCH in the downlink x 10 is greater than or equal to PDCHDWNLEV, the PDCH cannot be allocated for the downlink PS service.

The GPRS channel cannot be allocated for the EGPRS service.

The EGPRS special channel cannot be allocated for the GPRS service.

If the EGPRS priority channel is already allocated for the EGPRS service, it cannot be allocated for the GPRS service. When the downlink EGPRS and uplink GPRS services share the EGPRS normal channel, the downlink data blocks on this channel must be modulated with GMSK if the GPRS uplink data blocks require scheduling. This may decrease the EGPRS downlink transmission rate. Thus, the downlink EGPRS and uplink GPRS can share the EGPRS normal channel only when the parameter FORBIDEDGU is set to Open.

The BSC collects statistics on service types dynamically for a period of time by monitoring the uplink and downlink traffic volume of an MS regularly. The service types consist of the uplink preferred service, downlink preferred service, and neutral service. The details are as follows:

The BSC monitors the traffic volume of uplink and downlink LLC PDUs of the MS on a regular basis. In a specified monitoring period, if the uplink traffic volume is more than five times of the downlink traffic volume, the PS service that the MS operates in the next monitoring period is called the uplink preferred service.

The BSC monitors the traffic volume of uplink and downlink LLC PDUs of the MS on a regular basis. In a specified monitoring period, if the downlink traffic volume is more than five times the uplink traffic volume, the PS service that the MS processes in the next monitoring period is called the downlink preferred service.

Except the uplink preferred service and downlink preferred service, the PS service that the MS operates in the next monitoring period is called the neutral service.

The BSC determines the maximum number of uplink and downlink channels that can be allocated to the MS according to the followin g principles (GBFD-119501 Adaptive Adjustment of Uplink and Downlink Channels):

For the uplink preferred service, the BSC allocates as many uplink channels as possible.

When SUPPORTEDA is set to SUPPORT, the BSC allocates more than three uplink channels to the MS based on the radio access capability of the MS. When SUPPORTEDA is set to NOTSUPPORT, the BSC allocates up to two uplink channels to the MS based on the radio access capability of the MS. For the downlink preferred service, the BSC allocates as many downlink channels as possible.

When SUPPORTDL5TS is set to SUPPORT, the BSC allocates up to five downlink channels to the MS based on the radio access capability of the MS. Otherwise, the BSC allocates up to four downlink channels to the MS based on the radio access capability of the MS.

For the neutral service, the BSC allocates the uplink and downlink channels in a balanced manner. For example, the BSC allocates three downlink channels and two uplink channels to the MS of multislot class 10.

When SPTDPI is set to SUPPORT, the PDCH identification function is enabled. After identifying the service type, the CN sends the service type to the BSC. Then, the BSC allocates only one downlink channel to the short message service (SMS) according to the service type instead of multislot capability. In this manner, network channel usage is improved and channel resources are saved. SMS includes Mobile QQ (excluding QQ download and QQ voice service), Fetion, and MSN. After detecting that the subsequent packets do not carry SMS, the BSC triggers the channel re-allocation procedure. If a subscriber uses several types of services at the same time, for example, the subscriber uses Mobile QQ while browsing websites, the BSC allocates channels required for browsing websites. During the channel re-allocation process, one channel can be converted into multiple channels. The reverse conversion, however, is not supported. This avoids the load of channel re-allocation caused by service combination or service handovers.

When PS traffic is heavy in a cell, namely when channel multiplexing ratio (average number of MSs multiplexed on the PDCH in a cell) is higher than the value of PSServiceBusyThreshold, channels are no longer assigned to new MSs requesting access according to their timeslot capabilities. Instead, only one UL and one DL channels are assigned to a new MS to ensure its access to the network. In addition, the release delay of all downlink TBFs in the cell is reduced to half the value of DNTBFRELDELAY. Reducing the delay helps prevent new MSs from being denied access to the network due to heavy traffic. Channel assignment to MSs requesting channels again and GBR MSs, however, is not affected. When PS traffic is light in a cell, namely when channel multiplexing ratio is not higher than the value of PSServiceBusyThreshold, channel re- allocation procedure will be triggered to assign channels anew to the new MSs that are assigned one UL and one DL channels if necessary.

 

3.2.3

Ranking the Priorities of Channel Groups

The PDCH allocation algorithm is based on the priority mechanism. All PDCHs available for allocation in a cell form channel groups, and each channel group is granted a priority. The PDCH allocation algorithm determines whether to select a channel group based on the priority of the channel group. The channel group with high priority is allocated preferentially.

The PDCH allocation algorithm considers many factors during PDCH allocation. Different factors have different impacts on the priorities of channel groups. The factors are listed as follows in descending order of impact:

MS type (GPRS/EGPRS)

If the MS supports both GPRS and EGPRS, the BSC allocates the EGPRS channel to the MS preferentially. Band supporting capability of the MS

The BSC allocates only the PDCHs in the bands supported by the MS. When the MS accesses the network for the first time, the BSC allocates only the PDCHs in the BCCH band and the bands compatible with the BCCH to the MS if the BSC is unaware of the radio access capability of the MS. The GSM900 bands compatible with the BCCH consist of the P-GSM900 band, E-GSM900 band, and R-GSM900 band. The R-GSM900 band consists of the frequencies in the P-GSM900 and E-GSM900 bands, and the E- GSM900 band includes the frequencies in the P-GSM900 band. If the BCCH TRX is configured in the R-GSM900, the E-GSM900 and P-GSM900 are the compatible bands of the BCCH. If the BCCH TRX is configured in the E-GSM900, the P-GSM900 is the compatible band of the BCCH. Other frequency bands except GSM900 have no frequencies in the compatible bands of the BCCH.

Multislot class of the MS

When allocating the PDCHs to the MS, the BSC considers the multislot class of the MS. The BSC supports multislot classes 1 to 45. High multislot classes 35 to 45 are treated exactly as low multislot classes 8 to 12 respectively. When SUPPORTDL5TS is set to SUPPORT, the BSC supports multislot classes 30 to 34 directly. Otherwise, multislot classes 30 to 34 are treated exactly as multislot classes 8 to 12.

Concentric cell

If the MS is in the coverage area of the underlaid subcell, the BSC allocates only the PDCHs in the underlaid subcell to the MS. If the MS is in the coverage area of the overlaid subcell, the BSC allocates the PDCHs in the overlaid subcell to the MS preferentially.

Number of Abis timeslots bound with the PDCH The BSC allocates the PDCH bound with more Abis timeslots to the MS preferentially.

PDCH channel priority type If the MS requires the EGPRS channel, the BSC allocates the EGPRS special channel, EGPRS priority channel, and EGPRS normal channel in descending order of priorities. If the MS requires the GPRS channel, the BSC allocates the GPRS channel, EGPRS normal channel, and EGPRS priority channel in descending order of priorities.

Frequency hopping attribute of the PDCH The BSC allocates the PDCH without frequency hopping to the MS preferentially.

Interference level of the PDCH The BSC allocates the PDCH with less interference to the MS preferentially.

Whether the PDCH is on the BCCH TRX The BSC allocates the PDCH on the BCCH TRX to the MS preferentially. Timeslot number of the PDCH

The BSC allocates the channel group with larger timeslot number to the MS preferentially. The timeslot number of the channel group is the maximum timeslot number of all the channels in the channel group. If the BSC allocates only one channel to the MS, it allocates the channel in the sequence of tim eslot numbers 6, 5, 7, 4, 3, 2, 1, and 0.

3.3 Dynamic PDCH Conversion

 

3.3.1

Overview

If the BSC does not learn the radio access capability of the MS including the multislot capability of the MS, the BSC converts only one dynamic PDCH. If the BSC learns the multislot capability of the MS, it converts dynamic PDCHs as required. For the MS that uses SMS, the BSC converts only one PDCH instead of converting PDCHs according to the multislot capability of the MS. If the PDCHs allocated to the MS are insufficient, the BSC triggers dynamic PDCH conversion on the TRX to convert A PDCHs. A = Number of required PDCHs - Number of PDCHs allocated to the MS

Dynamic PDCH conversion is triggered when any of the following conditions are met (GBFD-119303 Load Sharing):

  • 1. If CHIDLHIGHTHR is set to 100, the BSC triggers dynamic PDCH conversion when the number of MSs carried on the channel reaches UPDYNCHNTRANLEV/10 or DWNDYNCHNTRANLEV.

  • 2. If CHIDLHIGHTHR is not set to 100, the BSC triggers dual-threshold-based dynamic PDCH conversion when any of the following conditions is met (GBFD-119505 PDCH Dynamic Adjustment with Two Thresholds):

The bandwidth of all used PDCHs in the cell is greater than or equal to PDCHGBR, the rate of idle channels in a cell is greater than CHIDLHIGHTHR, and at least one PDCH in the PDCH group allocated for the TBF carries more than one MS. Among the PDCHs used in the cell, there is at least one PDCH whose bandwidth is less than PDCHGBR, the rate of idle channels in a cell is greater than CHIDLHIGHTHR, and at least one PDCH in the PDCH group allocated for the TBF carries more than B MSs. B is UPDYNCHNTRANLEV/10 or DWNDYNCHNTRANLEV/10. The rate of idle channels in a cell = number of idle channels in a cell for CS services/number of channels in a cell for CS services x 100%.The type of channels used for CS

services in a cell is either TCHF or TCHH. A TCHF equals half TCHF. The maximum number of dynamic channels can be converted = (the rate of idle channels in a cell – CHIDLHIGHTHR) × number of channels in a cell for CS services. The number is the integral number rounded down from the result.

  • 3. The parameter SPTNACCResGuarantee specifies whether the dynamic PDCH conversion based on the guarantee of NACC resources is performed. Guarantee of NACC resources is implemented during NC2 or NACC. If the rate of idle channels in a cell for CS services is greater than CHIDLLOWTHR and the number of idle channels in a cell for CS services is greater than DYNCHTRANRESLEV, the BSC triggers dynamic PDCH conversion. The maximum number of dynamic channels can be converted =min((the rate of idle channels in a cell – CHIDLLOWTHR) × number of channels in a cell for CS services, (number of idle channels in a cell - DYNCHTRANRESLEV)). The number of channels in a cell for CS services is the rounddown integral number.

  • 4. If the rate of idle channels in a cell for CS services is greater than CHIDLLOWTHR and the number of idle channels in a cell for CS services is greater than DYNCHTRANRESLEV, the BSC triggers dynamic PDCH conversion based on the multislot capability. The maximum number of dynamic channels can be converted =min ((the rate of idle channels in a cell – CHIDLLOWTHR) × number of channels in a cell for CS services, (number of idle channels in a cell - DYNCHTRANRESLEV)). The number of channels in a cell for CS services is the rounddown integral number.

  • 5. The parameter DefaultDynPdchPreTranNum specifies whether the dynamic PDCH conversion based on the pre-conversion is performed. To ensure the proper access of PS services, you need to set the number of default PDCHs to be converted in the resource pool of dynamic PDCHs of the cell.

  • 6. If the EGPRS-capable MS is allocated the GPRS channel and the convertible EGPRS channels are available in the cell, dynamic PDCH conversion is triggered to convert EGPRS channels as required.

    • 3.3.2 Preprocessing

The PDCH conversion preprocessing is performed to obtain the information about all the convertible dynamic PDCHs in the cell. This provides a basis for the dynamic PDCH conversion.

If the parameter PDCHREFORMING is set to No, only the idle channels can be regarded as candidate channels to participate in dynamic PDCH ranking.

If the parameter PDCHREFORMING is set to Yes, both the dynamic PDCHs occupied by CS services and the idle dynamic PDCHs in the TCH state can be regarded as candidate channels to participate in dynamic PDCH ranking. If the dynamic PDCHs to be converted already carry CS services, the CS services must be switched to other channels in advance.

  • 3.3.3 TRX Selection

The dynamic PDCH conversion algorithm is based on the priority mechanism. All the TRXs with convertible dynamic PDCHs in the cell are granted certain priorities. The dynamic PDCH conversion algorithm determines whether to select a TRX based on the priority of the TRX.

Table 3-1 lists the conditions for selecting preferable TRXs in descending order of priorities.

services in a cell is either TCHF or TCHH. A TCHF equals half TCHF. The maximum

The factors have different impacts on dynamic PDCH conversion. They are listed in descending order of impacts.

Table 3-1 Condition for selecting preferable TRXs

PRI

Condition for Selecting Preferable TRXs

Description

  • 1 Whether the power amplifier of the TRX is powered on

If the power amplifier of the TRX is powered on, the TRX is preferred.

  • 2 Concentric cell attribute of the TRX

If the concentric cell attribute of the TRX is consistent with the required one, the TRX is preferred.

  • 3 Expansion attribute of the TRX

If the expansion attribute of the TRX is consistent with the required one, the TRX is preferred.

  • 4 Whether the TRX supports EGPRS

If the TRX supports EGPRS, the TRX is preferred.

  • 5 Number of convertible dynamic PDCHs on the TRX

If the number of convertible dynamic PDCHs on the TRX meets the conversion requirement, the TRX is preferred.

If the number of convertible dynamic PDCHs on the TRX does not meet the conversion requirement, the TRX with more convertible dynamic PDCHs has a higher priority.

  • 6 Number of PDCHs on the TRX

The TRX with more PDCHs has a higher priority.

  • 7 Number of static PDCHs on the TRX

The TRX with more static PDCHs has a higher priority.

Maximum number of consecutive convertible dynamic PDCHs on the TRX

  • 8 The TRX with more consecutive convertible dynamic PDCHs has a higher priority.

  • 9 Frequency hopping attribute of the TRX

If the TRX is not involved in frequency hopping, the TRX is preferred.

  • 10 The TRX with less interference has a higher priority.

Interference level of the TRX

  • 11 If the TRX is a BCCH TRX, the TRX is preferred.

Whether the TRX is a BCCH TRX

The method of selecting a TRX according to the conditions listed in Table 3-1 is as follows:

  • 1. All the TRXs in the cell are filtered according to the condition with the highest priority. If only one TRX meets the condition after filtering, the TRX is selected as the candidate TRX. Then, go to 3. If multiple TRXs meet the condition, these TRXs are involved in the next round of filtering, as described in 2. If no TRX meets the condition, all the TRXs are involved in the next round of filtering, as described in step 2.

If only one TRX meets the condition after filtering, the TRX is selected as the candidate TRX. Then, go to 3. If multiple TRXs or no TRX meets the condition, the operation in 2 is repeated. After the corresponding TRXs are filtered, go to 3.

  • 3. The BSC selects the dynamic PDCHs for conversion in the sequence of timeslot numbers 6, 5, 7, 4, 3, 2, 1, and 0.

− If only one TRX meets the condition after filtering, the TRX is selected as the

If the conversion requires channel groups, the BSC selects multiple timeslots for conversion in the sequence of timeslot numbers 6, 5, 7, 4, 3, 2, 1, and 0.

3.4 Release of Dynamic PDCH

 

3.4.1

Overview

If a dynamic PDCH remains idle for a period of time, the BSC releases it. The idle time is specified by the parameter DYNCHFREETM. If the dynamic PDCH is occupied again by the PS service before the timer expires, the parameter DYNCHFREETM is disabled. After all the TBFs on the dynamic PDCH are released, the parameter DYNCHFREETM is enabled.

The CS service preempts the dynamic PDCH when no speech channels are available for allocation. If HDLC transmission or IP transmission is applied to the Abis interface, the CS service also preempts the dynamic PDCH when no Abis transmission resources are available.

To improve PS performance, the BSS triggers dual-threshold-based PDCH release when CHIDLHIGHTHR is not set to 100 and air interface resources are limited (GBFD- 119505 PDCH Dynamic Adjustment with Two Thresholds).

Dynamic PDCH Release When the Air Interface Resources Are Limited

If all the following conditions are met, the BSC triggers dynamic PDCH release when the air interface resources are limited:

The rate of idle channels in a cell is less than CHIDLLOWTHR or the number of idle channels in a cell for CS services is less than DYNCHTRANRESLEV.

The uplink TBF load in the cell is less than UPDYNCHNTRANLEV and the downlink TBF load in the cell is less than DWNDYNCHNTRANLEV. The number of PDCHs in a cell to be allocated to MSs is greater than 4.

If the dynamic PDCH release is triggered owing to insufficient air interface resources, only a PDCH is released at a time.

 
3.4.1 Overview If a dynamic PDCH remains idle for a period of time, the BSC releases

TBF load is the total number of MSs carried on the channels of a cell.

Dynamic PDCH Release When the DSP Are Limited

The number of PDCHs that can be activated at the same time is limited. When dynamic PDCH conversion fails and PSRESPREEMPT is enabled, the BSS performs dynamic PDCH conversion if the cell whose PDCH conversion fails or the cell with the same DSP distribution meets the following conditio ns:

The cell where dynamic PDCH conversion fails meets any of the following conditions:

The number of PDCHs in a cell to be allocated to MSs is less than 4. The uplink TBF load in the cell is greater than UPDYNCHNTRANLEV or the downlink TBF load in the cell is greater than DWNDYNCHNTRANLEV. The cell with the same DSP distribution must meet the following conditions:

1.

The parameter PSRESPREEMPTED is set to YES.

2.

The number of PDCHs in a cell to be allocated to MSs is greater than 4.

3.

The uplink TBF load in the cell is less than UPDYNCHNTRANLEV and the downlink TBF load in the cell is less than DWNDYNCHNTRANLEV.

If the cells with same DSP distribution meet the previous conditions and release PDCHs, the cell whose dynamic PDCH conversion fails preempts the released PDCHs. If the dynamic PDCH release is triggered owing to insufficient DSP resources, only a PDCH is released at a time.

Dynamic PDCH Release When the Idle Resources Are Limited

The Abis transmission resources are limited. When the cell is idle and PSRESPREEMPT is enabled, the BSS performs dynamic PDCH release if the cell whose idle timeslot application fails and other cells in the BSS meet the following conditions:

If the cell where assigning idle timeslots fails meets any of the following conditions:

1.

The parameter PSRESPREEMPTED is set to YES.

2.

The uplink TBF load in the cell is less than UPDYNCHNTRANLEV or the downlink TBF load in the cell is less than DWNDYNCHNTRANLEV.

3.

The bandwidth of the cell whose PDCH application fails is less than PDCHGBR.

If other cells in the BSS meet the following conditions:

1.

The parameter PSRESPREEMPTED is set to YES.

2.

The uplink TBF load in the cell is less than UPDYNCHNTRANLEV and the downlink TBF load in the cell is less than DWNDYNCHNTRANLEV.

3.

The number of PDCHs in a cell to be allocated to MSs is greater than 4.

If other cells in the BSS meet the previous conditions and release PDCHs, the cell whose idle timeslot application fails preempts the released PDCHs. If the dynamic PDCH release is triggered owing to insufficient idle timeslots, only a PDCH is released at a time.

 

3.4.2

Rules for Releasing Dynamic PDCH

The dynamic PDCH is released when the CS service preempts it or when the resources are limited. If the dynamic PDCH is released because the CS service preempts it, the factors listed in Table 3-2 must be taken into account. These factors are listed in descending order of priorities. If the dynamic PDCH is released because the resources are limited, the factors listed in Table 3-3 must be taken into account. These factors are listed in descending order of priorities.

Table 3-2 Factors taken into account when the dynamic PDCH is released because the CS service preempts it

Priority

Factor

Description

  • 1 If the frequency band of the dynamic PDCH is not the one required by the CS service, the dynamic PDCH cannot be released.

Frequency band

  • 2 Concentric cell

 

If the required concentric cell attribute is only underlaid subcell or only overlaid subcell and the position of the dynamic PDCH in the concentric cell does not meet the preemption requirement, the dynamic PDCH cannot be released.

If the required concentric cell attribute is underlaid subcell preferred or overlaid subcell

  • 3 Whether the dynamic PDCH is idle

  • 4 Whether the dynamic PDCH is marked as the PDCH to be released

preferred and the position of the dynamic PDCH in the concentric cell meets the preemption requirement, the dynamic PDCH is released preferentially.

If the dynamic PDCH is idle, it is released preferentially.

The dynamic PDCH marked as the PDCH to be released has higher priority.

  • 5 If DYNCHNPREEMPTLEV is

Number of multiplexed MSs

using the dynamic PDCH as the set to No preempt of CCHs

control channel

and at least one MS uses the dynamic PDCH as the control channel, the dynamic PDCH cannot be released.

  • 6 Number of multiplexed MSs on the dynamic PDCH

  • 7 Number of static PDCHs configured on the TRX of the dynamic PDCH

  • 8 Number of PDCHs on the TRX of the dynamic PDCH

If DYNCHNPREEMPTLEV is set to No preempt of service TCHF and at least an MS uses the dynamic PDCH, the PDCH cannot be released.

If DYNCHNPREEMPTLEV is set to Preempt all dynamic TCHFs, the number of dynamic PDCHs used as control channels has a negative correlation with the priority of dynamic PDCH preemption.

If DYNCHNPREEMPTLEV is set to Preempt all dynamic TCHFs or No preempt of CCHs, the number of multiplexed MSs on the dynamic PDCH has a negative correlation with the priority of dynamic PDCH preemption.

The number of static PDCHs configured on the TRX of the dynamic PDCH has a negative correlation with the priority of dynamic PDCH release.

The number of PDCHs on the TRX of the dynamic PDCH has a negative correlation with the priority of dynamic PDCH release.

  • 9 The BSC releases the GPRS channel, EGPRS normal channel, and EGPRS priority channel in descending order of priorities.

PDCH priority type of the dynamic PDCH

10

Timeslot number of the dynamic The BSC releases the dynamic

PDCH

PDCHs in the sequence of timeslot numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 5, and 6.

Table 3-3 Factors taken into account when the dynamic PDCH is released because the resources are limited

Priority

Factor

  • 1 Whether the dynamic PDCH is pre-converted into PDCH

  • 2 Whether the dynamic PDCH is idle

Description

If the dynamic PDCH is pre- converted PDCH, the PDCH is marked as the PDCH not to be released. The priority of non- pre-converted PDCH is higher than pre-converted PDCH release.

If the dynamic PDCH is idle, it is released preferentially.

  • 3 If an MS uses the dynamic

Number of multiplexed MSs

using the dynamic PDCH as the PDCH as the control channel,

control channel

the channel cannot be released.

  • 4 Number of multiplexed MSs on the dynamic PDCH

  • 5 Number of static PDCHs configured on the TRX of the dynamic PDCH

  • 6 Number of PDCHs on the TRX of the dynamic PDCH

The number of multiplexed MSs using the dynamic PDCH has a negative correlation with the priority of dynamic PDCH release.

The number of static PDCHs configured on the TRX of the dynamic PDCH has a negative correlation with the priority of dynamic PDCH release.

The number of PDCHs on the TRX of the dynamic PDCH has a negative correlation with the priority of dynamic PDCH

release.

  • 7 The BSC releases the GPRS channel, EGPRS normal channel, and EGPRS priority channel in descending order of priorities.

PDCH priority type of the dynamic PDCH

  • 8 Timeslot number of the dynamic The BSC releases the dynamic

PDCH

PDCHs in the sequence of timeslot numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 5, and 6.

To select a dynamic PDCH, perform the following steps:

  • 1. All the dynamic PDCHs in the cell are filtered according to the condition with the highest priority. If only one dynamic PDCH meets the condition after filtering, the dynamic PDCH is selected as the candidate PDCH. If multiple dynamic PDCHs meet the condition, these dynamic PDCHs are involved in the next round of filtering, as described in 2. If no dynamic PDCH meets the condition, all the dynamic PDCHs are involved in the next round of filtering, as described in 2.

  • 2. All the dynamic PDCHs are filtered according to the condition with the priority one level lower. If only one dynamic PDCH meets the condition after filtering, the dynamic PDCH is selected as the candidate PDCH. If multiple dynamic PDCHs meet the condition, the operation in 2 is repeated until the corresponding dynamic PDCH is selected.

4 Engineering Guidelines

Cell

The maximum number of PDCHs in a cell is restricted by the setting of MAXPDCHRATE. Maximum number of PDCHs in a cell = (Number of static PDCHs + Number of dynamic PDCHs) × Maximum Ratio Threshold of PDCHs in a Cell

The BSC does not perform dynamic PDCH conversion to reserve idle channel resources for the CS service, thus reducing the impact on the CS service. The number of reserved idle channels is set to DYNCHTRANRESLEV.

TRX

If a TRX is configured with several static PDCHs, it is recommended that the static PDCHs be configured in the sequence of timeslot numbers 6, 5, 7, 4, 3, 2, 1, and 0. The setting of GPRSCHPRI should be the same for all the PDCHs on a TRX. If the GPRS and EGPRS services need to be isolated on a TRX, it is recommended that the EGPRS special channel, EGPRS priority channel, EGPRS normal channel, and GPRS channel be configured in the sequence of timeslot numbers 6, 5, 7, 4, 3, 2, 1, and 0. The maximum number of PDCHs on a TRX is determined by MAXPDCHNUM.

Multiband Network

In a multiband cell, it is recommended that the static PDCH be configured in the BCCH band and the bands compatible with the BCCH.

Concentric Cell

If IUOCHNTRAN is set to CONVERT0(Only convert at UL) or CONVERT2(UL first and convert allowed), it is recommended that the static PDCH be configured on the underlaid subcell.

If IUOCHNTRAN is set to CONVERT1(Only convert at OL) or CONVERT3(OL first and convert allowed), it is recommended that the static PDCH be configured on the overlaid subcell.

If the BCCH is configured on the TRX in the underlaid subcell, it is recommended that the parameter IUOCHNTRAN be set to CONVERT0(Only convert at UL). If the BCCH is configured on the TRX in the overlaid subcell, it is recommended that the parameter IUOCHNTRAN be set to CONVERT1(Only convert at OL).

5 Parameters

Table 5-1 Parameter description

Parameter ID

NE
NE

MML

Description

GPRSCHPRI

BSC6900 SET GTRXCHAN(Optional)

Meaning: EGPRS priority type of the channel If this parameter is set to GPRS, the EDGE MSs cannot use this channel. If this parameter is set to EGPRSNORCH, the GPRS and EDGE MSs can use this channel at the same priority. If this parameter is set to EGPRSPRICH, the EDGE MSs have the priority to use this channel. If this parameter is set to EGPRSSPECH, only the EDGE MSs can use this channel. If this parameter is set to NONGPRS, this parameter becomes invalid.

 

GUI Value Range: GPRS (GPRS Channel), EGPRSNORCH(EGPRS Normal Channel), EGPRSPRICH(EGPRS Priority Channel), EGPRSSPECH(EGPRS Special Channel), NONGPRS(Non-GPRS Channel) Actual Value Range:

GPRS, EGPRSNORCH, EGPRSPRICH, EGPRSSPECH, NONGPRS Unit: None Default Value: NONGPRS

CHNTYPE

BSC6900 SET

BTSCHNFALLBACK

Meaning: Channel type of

GUI Value Range:

 

(Mandatory)

the timeslot on the TRX.

 

The channel type of timeslot 0 must not be set, because the combined BCCH is configured by default. The channel type of other timeslots can be set to full-rate TCH or half-rate TCH.

FULLTCH(FULLTCH), HALFTCH(HALFTCH) Actual Value Range:

FULLTCH, HALFTCH Unit: None Default Value: None

PDCHUPLEV

BSC6900 SET

GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: PDCH uplink multiplex threshold, indicating the maximum TBFs on the uplink PDCH (parameter value/10). We recommend that the value of "Uplink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel Conversion" should be less than "PDCH Uplink Multiplex Threshold" for triggering converting dynamic channel in time and reducing PDCH multiplex.

 

GUI Value Range: 10~70 Actual Value Range:

10~70

Unit: None Default Value: 70

PDCHDWNLEV

BSC6900

SET GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: PDCH downlink multiplex threshold, Indicating the maximum TBFs on the downlink PDCH (parameter

 

value/10). We recommend that the value of "Downlink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel Conversion" should be less than "PDCH Downlink Multiplex Threshold" for triggering converting dynamic channel in time and reducing PDCH multiplex.

GUI Value Range:

10~160

Actual Value Range:

10~160

Unit: None Default Value: 80

FORBIDEDGU

BSC6900 SET

BSCPSSOFTPARA(Optional)

Meaning: Switch specifying whether to allow the downlink EGPRS TBF and the uplink GPRS TBF to share the same channel. On: allow the downlink EGPRS TBF and the uplink GPRS TBF to share the same channel; Off: prohibit the downlink EGPRS TBF and the uplink GPRS TBF sharing the same channel.

 

GUI Value Range: OPEN (Open), CLOSE(Close) Actual Value Range:

OPEN, CLOSE Unit: None Default Value: OPEN

SUPPORTEDA

BSC6900 SET

BSCPSSOFTPARA(Optional)

Meaning: Whether to support EDA. Extended dynamic allocation (EDA) enables the MS to be allocated with more timeslots on the uplink, thus improving the uplink rate and helping to transmit large amounts of data on the uplink.

 

GUI Value Range:

NOTSUPPORT(Not Support), SUPPORT (Support) Actual Value Range:

NOTSUPPORT,

SUPPORT

Unit: None

Default Value:

NOTSUPPORT

SUPPORTDL5TS

BSC6900

SET BSCPSSOFTPARA(Optional)

Meaning: Whether to support the high multislot class. High multislot class function enables a single MS to be allocated with a maximum of five timeslots on the uplink or downlink, thus improving the uplink or downlink throughput of a single MS. The BSS supports the MS with high multislot classes from 30 to 34. A maximum of five timeslots on the downlink can be assigned to an MS. If an MS is of the high multislot class 34, a maximum of five timeslots on the uplink can be allocated to the MS. Thus, the uplink and downlink throughput is increased by 25%.The total number of timeslots on the uplink and downlink cannot exceed six. That is, if five timeslots on the downlink are allocated to the MS, then only one timeslot on the uplink can be allocated to the MS.

 

GUI Value Range:

NOTSUPPORT(Not Support), SUPPORT (Support) Actual Value Range:

NOTSUPPORT,

SUPPORT

Unit: None

Default Value:

NOTSUPPORT

SPTDPI

BSC6900 SET GCELLGPRS(Optional)

Meaning: The parameter specifies whether the cell can identify the types of PS services. By identifying the types of PS services, the BSC can properly manage radio resource.

 

GUI Value Range:

UNSUPPORT(Not Support), SUPPORT (Support) Actual Value Range:

UNSUPPORT,

SUPPORT

Unit: None

Default Value:

UNSUPPORT

CHIDLHIGHTHR

BSC6900 SET

GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: When the channel is multiplexed by more than one user and the idle channel rate is above this parameter, a dynamic channel conversion request is raised. The CS idle channel rate can be calculated as follows:

 

CS Idle channel rate = Idle cell channels for CS service/Available cell channels for CS service x

100%.

Here, available cell channels refer to the number of available TCHFs or TCHHs in a cell. Idle cell channels refer to the number of the TCHFs or TCHHs that do not carry any CS service data in a cell. Two TCHHs are considered as one TCHF.

When this parameter is set to "100", it is invalid.

GUI Value Range: 0~100 Actual Value Range:

0~100

Unit: % Default Value: 100

UPDYNCHNTRANLEV

BSC6900

SET GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: Controls channel conversion requests and releases according to cell load Maximum number of the users multiplexing one channel, which is a trigger condition for the uplink dynamic channel transition. When "Upper Threshold for CS Idle Channel Rate" is set to "100" and the number of the users multiplexing one channel reaches "Uplink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel Conversion"/10, the request for channel conversion is triggered. When channel bandwidth is not greater than "PS Service Guaranteed Rate" set through the "SET BTSOTHPARA" command, a channel conversion request is

 

raised if the CS idle channel rate is above "Upper Threshold for CS Idle Channel Rate" and the number of users carried on the channel reaches "Uplink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel Conversion"/10. When "Upper Threshold for CS Idle Channel Rate" is not set to "100", if the CS idle channel rate is below "Lower Threshold for CS Idle Channel Rate" and the number of the users multiplexing one channel is smaller than "Uplink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel Conversion"/10, the related channel is released. In the case of insufficient Abis or DSP resources, the resources of other cells can be preempted only when the cell load is higher than "Uplink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel

Conversion"/10.

Resources and channels can be released only when the cell load is lower than "Uplink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel Conversion"/10. We recommend that the value of "Uplink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel Conversion" should be less than "PDCH Uplink Multiplex Threshold" for triggering converting dynamic channel in time and reducing PDCH multiplex.

GUI Value Range: 10~70 Actual Value Range:

10~70

Unit: None Default Value: 20

DWNDYNCHNTRANLEV

BSC6900

SET GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: Controls channel conversion requests and releases according to cell load Maximum number of the users multiplexing one channel, which is a trigger condition for the downlink dynamic channel transition. When "Upper Threshold for CS Idle Channel Rate" is set to "100" and the number of the users multiplexing one channel reaches "Downlink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel conversion"/10, the request for channel conversion is triggered. When channel bandwidth is not greater than "PS Service Guaranteed Rate" set through the "SET BTSOTHPARA" command, a channel conversion request is raised if the CS idle channel rate is above "Upper Threshold for CS Idle Channel Rate" and the number of users carried on the channel reaches "Downlink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel

Conversion"/10.

When "Upper Threshold

 

for CS Idle Channel Rate" is not set to "100", If the CS idle channel rate is below "Lower Threshold for CS Idle Channel Rate" and the number of the users multiplexing one channel is smaller than "Downlink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel Conversion"/10. In the case of insufficient Abis or DSP resources, the resources of other cells can be preempted only when the cell load is higher than "Downlink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel

Conversion"/10.

Resources and channels can be released only when the cell load is lower than "Downlink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel Conversion"/10. We recommend that the value of "Downlink Multiplex Threshold of Dynamic Channel Conversion" should be less than "PDCH Downlink Multiplex Threshold" for triggering converting dynamic channel in time and reducing PDCH multiplex.

GUI Value Range: 10~80 Actual Value Range:

10~80

Unit: None Default Value: 20

PDCHGBR

BSC6900 SET

BTSOTHPARA(Optional)

Meaning: Minimum number of Abis resources requested for PS channels in the site. When this parameter is

 

set to 16K, a minimum of

16

kbit/s bandwidth is

required for this channel. When this parameter is set to 32K, a minimum of

32

kbit/s bandwidth is

required for this channel. When this parameter is

set to 48K, a minimum of

48

kbit/s bandwidth is

required for this channel. When this parameter is

set to 64K, a minimum of

64

kbit/s bandwidth is

required for this channel. To handle services on the channel at a great coding scheme as soon as possible, you need to set this parameter to a great value.

GUI Value Range: 16K (16K), 32K(32K), 48K (48K), 64K(64K) Actual Value Range: 16K, 32K, 48K, 64K Unit: bit/s Default Value: 16K

SPTNACCResGuarantee

BSC6900

SET BSCPSSOFTPARA(Optional)

Meaning: Whether the function of Network Assisted Cell Change (NACC) resource guarantee is allowed. In NC2 or NACC cell reselection, if this parameter is set to YES, dynamic channels are requested in the target cell.

GUI Value Range: NO (NO), YES(YES) Actual Value Range: NO,

 
YES Unit: None Default Value: NO

YES Unit: None Default Value: NO

CHIDLLOWTHR

BSC6900 SET

GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: When the CS idle channel rate is below this threshold, a dynamic channel can be released. The CS idle channel rate can be calculated as follows:

 

CS Idle channel rate = Idle cell channels for CS service/Available cell channels for CS service x

100%.

Here, available cell channels refer to the available TCHFs or TCHHs in a cell. Idle cell channels refer to the TCHFs or TCHHs that do not carry any CS services data in a cell. Two TCHHs are considered as one TCHF. When "Upper Threshold for CS Idle Channel Rate" is set to "100", it is invalid.

GUI Value Range: 0~100 Actual Value Range:

0~100

Unit: % Default Value: 10

DYNCHTRANRESLEV

BSC6900 SET GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: Number of full- rate TCHs reserved for the CS domain

 

GUI Value Range: 0~8 Actual Value Range: 0~8 Unit: None Default Value: 2

DefaultDynPdchPreTranNum BSC6900 SET

GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: This parameter specifies the default pre- converted PDCHs in the dynamic transferable channel pool. When this parameter is greater than 0, three sub- links are bound to the static PDCH and pre- converted PDCH in a cell by default. The pre-converted PDCH can be preempted when it is idle. You can set "Number of Reserved Dynamic Channel" as required when you expect the pre-converted PDCH not to be preempted.

 

GUI Value Range: 0~32 Actual Value Range:

0~32

Unit: None Default Value: 0

PDCHREFORMING

BSC6900

SET GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: This parameter must be used together with "Level of Preempting Dynamic Channel" in the following conditions:

1. When "Level of Preempting Dynamic Channel" is set to "No preempt of service TCHF" and "PDCH Reforming" is set to "Yes", the channels for the CS service is released if the CS service fails to be switched to another channel. 2: When "Level of Preempting Dynamic Channel" is set to "Preempt all dynamic TCHFs" or "No preempt of CCHs" and "PDCH Reforming" is set to "Yes", the CS service is switched to the original channel if the CS service

 

fails to be switched to another channel.

GUI Value Range: NO (NO), YES(YES) Actual Value Range: NO, YES Unit: None Default Value: NO

DYNCHFREETM

BSC6900 SET GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: Time to wait for releasing the dynamic channel after the TBF on the dynamic channel is released. When all the TBFs on the channel are released, the dynamic channel is not released at once. Instead, the timer is started when the channels are idle. Before the timer expires, if new service request is received, the dynamic channel is still occupied and timer is stopped; otherwise, the dynamic channel is released after the timer expired.

 

GUI Value Range:

10~3600

Actual Value Range:

10~3600

Unit: s Default Value: 20

PSRESPREEMPT

BSC6900 SET

GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: Determines whether the PS resources in other cells can be preempted when the PS resources are insufficient in the current cell.

 

GUI Value Range: NO (No), YES(Yes) Actual Value Range: NO, YES Unit: None Default Value: NO

PSRESPREEMPTED

BSC6900 SET GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: Determines whether the PS resources in the current cell can be preempted, to ensure the PS services in other cells.

 

GUI Value Range: NO (No), YES(Yes) Actual Value Range: NO, YES Unit: None Default Value: NO

DYNCHNPREEMPTLEV

BSC6900

SET GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: Mode of preempting the dynamic channel for the CS domain and PS domain. Only the channel configured in the TCH/F mode can be preempted. "Preempt all dynamic TCHFs" indicates the circuit domain can preempt all the dynamic channels. "No preempt of CCHs" indicates the circuit domain can preempt all the dynamic channels except the CCHs. "No preempt of service TCHF" indicates the circuit domain cannot preempt all the dynamic channels of bearer services.

GUI Value Range:

LEVEL0(Preempt all dynamic TCHFs), LEVEL1(No preempt of CCHs), LEVEL2(No preempt of service TCHF) Actual Value Range:

LEVEL0, LEVEL1,

 
LEVEL2
 

LEVEL2

Unit: None Default Value: LEVEL0

MAXPDCHRATE

BSC6900 SET

GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: Maximum value of the PDCH ratio in a cell. The number of available TCHs and PDCHs in a cell is set to a fixed value. The PDCH ratio is: Number of available PDCHs/ (Number of available TCHFs + Number of available static PDCHs). This parameter is used to restrict the PDCH ratio.

 

GUI Value Range: 0~100 Actual Value Range:

0~100

Unit: % Default Value: 30

MAXPDCHNUM

BSC6900 SET

GTRXBASE(Optional)

Meaning: Maximum number of PDCHs that can be assigned in the TRX

 

GUI Value Range: 0~8 Actual Value Range: 0~8 Unit: None Default Value: 8

IUOCHNTRAN

BSC6900 SET

GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: Conversion policy of the dynamic channel of the concentric cell

 

GUI Value Range:

CONVERT0(Only convert at UL), CONVERT1(Only convert at OL), CONVERT2(UL first and convert allowed), CONVERT3(OL first and convert allowed) Actual Value Range:

CONVERT0,

CONVERT1,

CONVERT2, CONVERT3

Unit: None

Default Value:

CONVERT0

PSServiceBusyThreshold

BSC6900 SET GCELLPSCHM(Optional)

Meaning: Threshold of the average number of MSs multiplexed on each PDCH in a cell. When the average number of MSs multiplexed on each PDCH in a cell is greater than this threshold, the PS traffic volume in the cell is considered to be high. In this case, each newly admitted MS is assigned only one PDCH. When the PS traffic volume is not high, the MS with only one PDCH is re-assigned a certain number of PDCHs as required.

 

GUI Value Range:

10~160

Actual Value Range:

10~160

Unit: None Default Value: 80

DNTBFRELDELAY

BSC6900

SET GCELLPRIVATEOPTPARA (Optional)

Meaning: Delay of releasing the downlink TBF. After the last downlink RLC data block is transmitted on the network side and all the transmitted downlink data blocks are received, the MS is not informed to stop this downlink TBF. Instead, the state of the last data block is forcibly set to "not received" and the RRBP flag of the last data block is

retransmitted continuously so that the downlink TBF is not released. During the downlink delay release, if the upper layer of the network side needs to transmit downlink data, the downlink RLC block for unpacking can be transmitted in the downlink TBF for delay release. The state of the downlink TBF is changed from delay releasing to downlink transmitting. In addition, the MS must respond to the Packet Downlink Ack/Nack message through the uplink data block of the RRBP to exchange messages with the network side. When the MS needs to send data, the MS can send the uplink request to the network sides through the Packet Downlink Ack/Nack with the channel request description. If this parameter is set to 0, the release delay of downlink TBF is disabled.

GUI Value Range:

0~5000

Actual Value Range:

0~5000

Unit: ms Default Value: 2400

6 Counters

For the counters, see the BSC6900 GSM Performance Counter Reference.

7 Glossary

For the acronyms, abbreviations, terms, and definitions, see the Glossary.

8 Reference Documents

3GPP TS 44.060 "Mobile Station (MS) - Base Station System (BSS) interface; Radio Link Control/Medium Access Control (RLC/MAC) protocol"

3GPP TS 44.018 "Base Station System (BSS) - Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN); BSS GPRS Protocol (BSSGP)"

3GPP TS 45.002 "Radio Access Network; Multiplexing and multiple access on the radio path"

3GPP TS 24.008, 3GPP TS 48.018, and 3GPP TS 48.016 peer layer protocols between the BSS and the SGSN

BSC6900 Feature List

BSC6900 Optional Feature Description

GBSS Reconfiguration Guide

BSC6900 GSM Parameter Reference

BSC6900 GSM MML Command Reference BSC6900 Performance Counter Reference