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Mobile Communication System (MCS)

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JOB AID- 03 (W2/P1)


Name of participant: ...
Registration Number: .
3.1

Title: GSM 2G Equipment Demonstration in lab (if available) or by field visit


to (BTS, BSC, MSC).

3.2

Objective: On completion of this exercise, the participant will be able to:


a)

Identify various Network Elements/ Nodes in 2G GSM Network.

b) Explain the functions of these Nodes


c)

Explain about the connectivity between the Network Elements.

d) Know about routine working like alarm monitoring, backups etc.


3.3

Venue/ Site: Lab/Site location/ Flex diagram room

3.4

Setup/Equipments Required:
Participant has to visit the 2G GSM MSC location or a Lab in Training Centre
or should see the flex diagram available at training location.

3.5 Reports to be taken/ referred:


Network connectivity, equipment available to be noted, daily alarm logs of
recent past preferably of last 2-3 days if available
3.6 Exercise:
3.6.1 Write down the name of various units of a GSM System and complete the
diagram either by seeing at site or in flex diagram.
G
OMC
B
BSS

Other
MSCs
VLRs

D
C
AUC

MS
Um
mm

Abis
F

E
Other
MSCs

Other
Networks

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3.6.2 Write the functions of following unit :HLR:

VLR:

MSC:

BSC:

BTS:

OMC:

3.6.3 Write down the name of various cabinets/ functional units in lab/ site.

3.6.4 At Site/ Lab location, observe the support infrastructure equipment other
than GSM network elements.
Mention the names of this associated equipment. In your view, what are
the roles/functions of this equipment?

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3.6.5 At Site/ Lab Location, observe the connectivity between various cabinets/
Functional Units.
3.6.5.1

Where the PCMs/ Transmission media are being terminated?

3.6.5.2

At lab/ site (or through flex) the type of connectivity is thereOptical, Copper, Radio or Ethernet? Mention the type of
connectivity between the following
i)

BTS BSC

ii)

BSC-MSC

iii)

MSC Transmission Equipment

iv)

MSC-OMC Terminal & BSC-OMC Terminal

v)

OMC-Server-OMC Terminals

3.6.6 Observe the equipment / terminals (if available) and write down the make
of the equipment? What specifically this equipment is called in that
particular technology.

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3.6.7 What kind of Logs and Back-ups are being taken for the network elements
and how they are stored?

3.7 Learning Outcome:( to be filled by participants)

SELF ASSEMENT QUESTIONS


1. Draw the overall diagram of GSM (2G) system as you have seen in lab?
2. Write down the specific name of node as available in lab (Example BTS is
called RBS in Ericsson, VLR is called RCP in alcatel etc)
3. List the support infrastructure required to run a BTS?
4. List the available transmission media available in lab.
5. What are the media of transmission are available and for were they are
suitable.
6. Alarms
are
classified
under
_________________,
________________________ & ________________________ categories.
7. _______________________________ type of storage medium are used in lab
for storing the backups.
8. The equipment responsible for collecting backup, processing log files, manmachine interface is _________________________________.
9. No. of wires in 1PCM are _______________, _______________ are used for
Tx & _______________ are used for Rx.
10. What are the uses of OMC-R in the network?

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