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Contents
1 About This Document..................................................................................................................1
1.1 Scope..............................................................................................................................................................................1
1.2 Intended Audience..........................................................................................................................................................1
1.3 Change History...............................................................................................................................................................1

2 Overview.........................................................................................................................................4
2.1 Basic Concepts...............................................................................................................................................................5
2.1.1 Cell Load.....................................................................................................................................................................5
2.1.2 Service Type................................................................................................................................................................5
2.1.3 Source Cell and Target Cell.........................................................................................................................................6
2.2 MLB Procedure..............................................................................................................................................................6

3 Inter-Frequency Load Balancing................................................................................................8


3.1 Load Measurement and Evaluation................................................................................................................................9
3.2 Load Information Exchange...........................................................................................................................................9
3.2.1 Neighboring Cell Selection.........................................................................................................................................9
3.2.2 Inter-eNodeB Cell Load Information Exchange........................................................................................................10
3.3 Load Balancing Decision..............................................................................................................................................10
3.4 Load Balancing Execution............................................................................................................................................11
3.5 Performance Monitoring...............................................................................................................................................12

4 Inter-RAT Load Sharing.............................................................................................................13


4.1 Load Measurement and Evaluation..............................................................................................................................14
4.2 Load Sharing Decision.................................................................................................................................................14
4.3 Load Sharing Execution...............................................................................................................................................14
4.3.1 Transferring UEs in Connected Mode.......................................................................................................................15
4.3.2 Transferring UEs in Idle Mode..................................................................................................................................16
4.4 Performance Monitoring...............................................................................................................................................16

5 Related Features...........................................................................................................................17
5.1 Features Related to LOFD-001032 Intra-LTE Load Balancing...................................................................................17
5.2 Features Related to LOFD-001044 Inter-RAT Load Sharing to UTRAN...................................................................17
5.3 Features Related to LOFD-001045 Inter-RAT Load Sharing to GERAN...................................................................18

6 Network Impact...........................................................................................................................19
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6.1 LOFD-001032 Intra-LTE Load Balancing...................................................................................................................19


6.2 LOFD-001044 Inter-RAT Load Sharing to UTRAN...................................................................................................19
6.3 LOFD-001045 Inter-RAT Load Sharing to GERAN...................................................................................................20

7 Engineering Guidelines.............................................................................................................21
7.1 When to Use MLB........................................................................................................................................................21
7.2 Required Information...................................................................................................................................................21
7.3 Planning........................................................................................................................................................................21
7.3.1 RF Planning...............................................................................................................................................................21
7.3.2 Network Planning......................................................................................................................................................22
7.3.3 Hardware Planning....................................................................................................................................................22
7.4 Deployment..................................................................................................................................................................22
7.4.1 Requirements.............................................................................................................................................................22
7.4.2 Data Preparation........................................................................................................................................................22
7.4.3 Precautions.................................................................................................................................................................32
7.4.4 Activation..................................................................................................................................................................32
7.4.5 Activation Observation..............................................................................................................................................36
7.4.6 Deactivation...............................................................................................................................................................44
7.5 Performance Monitoring...............................................................................................................................................45
7.6 Parameter Optimization................................................................................................................................................47
7.7 Troubleshooting............................................................................................................................................................47

8 Parameters.....................................................................................................................................50
9 Counters......................................................................................................................................105
10 Glossary.....................................................................................................................................108
11 Reference Documents.............................................................................................................109

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1 About This Document

About This Document

1.1 Scope
This document describes mobility load balancing (MLB), including its technical principles,
related features, network impact, and engineering guidelines.
This document covers the following features:
l

LOFD-001032 Intra-LTE Load Balancing

LOFD-001044 Inter-RAT Load Sharing to UTRAN

LOFD-001045 Inter-RAT Load Sharing to GERAN

Any managed objects (MOs), parameters, alarms, or counters described herein correspond to
the software release delivered with this document. Any future updates will be described in the
product documentation delivered with future software releases.
This document applies only to LTE FDD. Any "LTE" in this document refers to LTE FDD, and
"eNodeB" refers to LTE FDD eNodeB.

1.2 Intended Audience


This document is intended for personnel who:
l

Need to understand the features described herein

Work with Huawei products

1.3 Change History


This section provides information about the changes in different document versions. There are
two types of changes, which are defined as follows:
l

Feature change
Changes in features of a specific product version

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Changes in wording or addition of information that was not described in the earlier version

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This issue includes the following changes.
Change Type

Change Description

Parameter Change

Feature change

None

None

Editorial change

Revised 3.4 Load Balancing Execution and


4.3.1 Transferring UEs in Connected
Mode.

None

03 (2013-08-30)
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Change Type

Change Description

Parameter Change

Feature change

In inter-RAT load sharing to UTRAN, deleted


the exchange of load information about
neighboring UTRAN cells through RAN
Information Management (RIM) procedures.

None

Editorial change

None

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02 (2012-05-31)
This issue includes the following changes.
Change Type

Change Description

Parameter Change

Feature change

None

None

Editorial change

Optimized some descriptions in 7.4.2 Data


Preparation and 7.4.4 Activation.

None

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Change Type

Change Description

Parameter Change

Editorial change

Optimized the descriptions of


types of services that trigger
inter-frequency load
balancing and inter-RAT
load sharing. For details, see
3 Inter-Frequency Load
Balancing and 4 Inter-RAT
Load Sharing.

None

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Compared with Issue 05 (2012-12-29) of eRAN3.0, Draft A (2013-01-30) of eRAN6.0 includes
the following changes.
Change
Type

Change Description

Parameter Change

Feature
change

In inter-RAT load sharing to


UTRAN, added the exchange of
load information about
neighboring UTRAN cells
through RIM procedures.

Added the MlbLoadInfoSwitch


(MlbLoadInfoSwitch) option to the
CellAlgoSwitch.MlbAlgoSwitch
parameter.

Removed intra-frequency load


balancing.

Removed the parameters for intrafrequency load balancing.

Added the switches of blind


handover for inter-frequency
and inter-RAT MLB. For
details, see 3.4 Load Balancing
Execution and 4.3.1
Transferring UEs in
Connected Mode.

Added the CellAlgoSwitch.MlbHoMode


parameter.

Added the configuration of the


number of UEs that can be
transferred in an MLB period.
For details, see 3.4 Load
Balancing Execution.

Added the CellMLB.LoadTransferFactor parameter.

Revised the description of interRAT load sharing.

None

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change

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Overview

Mobility load balancing (MLB) coordinates load distribution among inter-frequency cells to
maximize network resource usage. To achieve these goals, MLB checks the load status of cells,
exchanges cell load information, and transfers load from heavily loaded cells to lightly loaded
cells. In addition, MLB can transfer load to inter-RAT cells to reduce the E-UTRAN congestion
rate, increase the access success rate, and improve user experience with services.
NOTE

RAT is short for radio access technology.

MLB can be classified into inter-frequency load balancing and inter-RAT load sharing.
MLB involves the following optional features:
l

LOFD-001032 Intra-LTE Load Balancing

LOFD-001044 Inter-RAT Load Sharing to UTRAN

LOFD-001045 Inter-RAT Load Sharing to GERAN

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2.1 Basic Concepts


2.1.1 Cell Load
MLB considers the following types of loads: air interface load, hardware load, and transport
network layer load, as shown in Figure 2-1.
Figure 2-1 Different types of loads and their positions

The air interface load is represented by the uplink (UL) and DL PRB usages in each cell.
For details about how to calculate the PRB usage, see section 4.1.1 in 3GPP TS 36.314
V10.2.0 (2011-09).

The hardware load is represented by the hardware resource usage, such as the central
processing unit (CPU) and digital signal processing (DSP) hardware usage.

The transport network layer load is represented by the S1 bandwidth usage. For details, see
Transport Resource Management Feature Parameter Description.

According to section 9.2.36 in 3GPP TS 36.423 V10.5.0 (2012-03), the hardware and transport
network layer loads can be in one of the following states: LowLoad, MediumLoad, HighLoad,
and Overload.
3900 series eNodeBs currently support only MLB triggered by the air interface load.
In RAN sharing scenarios, cell load is measured on a per cell basis, not on a per operator basis.
NOTE

For concepts related to RAN sharing, see RAN Sharing Feature Parameter Description.

2.1.2 Service Type


Services are categorized into guaranteed bit rate (GBR) services and non-GBR services in the
uplink and downlink. The GBR services and non-GBR services combined are referred to as total
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services. In MLB, the eNodeB determines the load balancing type based on the percentage of
resources occupied by each type of service.

2.1.3 Source Cell and Target Cell


A source cell is the cell from which MLB transfers the load. In this document, a source cell is
also referred to as a serving cell.
A target cell is a neighboring cell to which MLB transfers the load.

2.2 MLB Procedure


MLB can be performed between inter-frequency and inter-RAT cells. A cell can be configured
with one or both of the two types of neighboring cells. When both types are configured, the type
of neighboring cells to which the load should be transferred is determined by the settings of the
associated switches and MLB thresholds. If the switches for both of them are turned on, the two
types of MLB can coexist. It is recommended that the threshold for inter-frequency load
balancing be set to a smaller value than the threshold for inter-RAT load sharing so that interfrequency load balancing takes precedence over inter-RAT load sharing. Load balancing may
be triggered by an overload in the uplink or downlink. For details about how to configure MLB,
see 7 Engineering Guidelines.
The MLB procedure consists of the following steps:
1.

Load measurement and evaluation


The eNodeB periodically measures the resources occupied by the uplink and downlink
GBR services and non-GBR services. Based on these measurement results, the eNodeB
evaluates the cell load.

2.

Load information exchange (only applicable to inter-frequency load balancing)


If an MLB switch is turned on for a cell, the cell initiates a resource status request towards
its neighboring cells when the uplink and downlink loads of the cell meet the MLB
triggering condition. In this scenario, the cell exchanges the load information with its
neighboring cells.

3.

MLB decision
l For inter-frequency load balancing, the eNodeB selects the best candidate cell as the
target cell. The selection is based on the load difference between the serving cell and
the candidate cells and the historical statistics on the performance of handovers from
the serving cell to the candidate cells.
l The eNodeB determines whether to perform load sharing with UTRAN or GERAN
based on the MLB switch settings on the eNodeB. If the switches for load sharing with
UTRAN and GERAN are turned on, the eNodeB may select UEs for load sharing to
UTRAN or GERAN neighboring cells.

4.

MLB execution
After the target cell for MLB is determined, the serving cell selects several UEs to transfer.
The transfer method may be handover or cell reselection. If UEs do not support inter-RAT
handover, the serving cell transfers UEs using redirections.

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After executing MLB, the eNodeB monitors the performance of the source and target cells.
The performance serves as a basis for the next selection of a target cell for MLB.

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Inter-Frequency Load Balancing

This chapter describes the optional feature LOFD-001032 Intra-LTE Load Balancing.
Inter-frequency load balancing transfers some UEs in connected mode to balance load between
inter-frequency neighboring cells. This feature applies to inter-frequency cells with the same
coverage or with a large proportion of overlapping coverage. Therefore, inter-frequency load
balancing takes into consideration all the UEs in connected mode in a cell.
Inter-frequency load balancing is enabled if the InterFreqMlbSwitch(InterFreqMlbSwitch)
option of the CellAlgoSwitch.MlbAlgoSwitch parameter is selected.
The following sections describe the procedure for inter-frequency load balancing.

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3.1 Load Measurement and Evaluation


The eNodeB periodically measures cell resources in use and compares the result with the
specified MLB threshold.
Load information exchange is triggered for inter-frequency load balancing if the air interface
load of a cell is consistently equal to or greater than the sum of CellMLB.InterFreqMlbThd
(the threshold above which inter-frequency load balancing is started) and
CellMLB.LoadOffset.
Load balancing is preferentially triggered by GBR services, then by total services. If the PRB
usage of GBR services is greater than the specified threshold, load balancing is triggered by
GBR services. If the PRB usage of GBR services is less than the specified threshold but the PRB
usage of total services is greater than the specified threshold, load balancing is triggered by total
services. Services that trigger load balancing are treated separately in the uplink and downlink.
Load offset is used to prevent load fluctuations from frequently triggering and stopping load
balancing.
Load information exchange is stopped if the PRB usage of the serving cell is consistently less
than the value of CellMLB.InterFreqMlbThd .

3.2 Load Information Exchange


If the cell has at least one inter-frequency neighboring cell under the same eNodeB, the eNodeB
will perform inter-frequency load balancing only to these intra-eNodeB inter-frequency
neighboring cells. The serving cell can acquire the load status of these cells directly (not through
the X2 interface) before making a load balancing decision.
If the cell does not have any inter-frequency neighboring cells under the same eNodeB, the
serving cell initiates a resource status request towards the neighboring cells on a specified list
to exchange load information. The load information consists of the air interface, hardware, and
transport network layer loads. The air interface load is represented by the total PRB usage, PRB
usage of GBR services, and PRB usage of non-GBR services in the uplink or downlink in each
cell.
NOTE

Inter-eNodeB cells exchange load information through the X2 interface. If the X2 interface is not
configured, load information cannot be exchanged between the cells, and therefore the subsequent activities
are not performed.

3.2.1 Neighboring Cell Selection


All inter-frequency neighboring cells can be candidate cells. After filtering out certain cells, the
eNodeB generates a list of neighboring cells for load information exchange. The following are
examples of cells that the eNodeB filters out:
l

Cells under a neighboring eNodeB to which the local eNodeB is not connected through an
X2 interface

Cells with a handover success rate less than 98%

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Cells for which the EutranInterFreqNCell.NoHoFlag parameter is set to


FORBID_HO_ENUM(Forbid Ho)

3.2.2 Inter-eNodeB Cell Load Information Exchange


After determining the inter-eNodeB cells with which the serving cell can exchange load
information, the eNodeB sends a RESOURCE STATUS REQUEST message to all the eNodeBs
to which the inter-eNodeB cells belong. The message contains the IDs of the inter-eNodeB cells
whose load information is requested and the interval at which the cell load information should
be reported. For details, see section 8.3.6 in 3GPP TS 36.423 V10.5.0 (2012-03).
The serving cell requests all candidate cells to report their load information. If the serving cell
receives a RESOURCE STATUS RESPONSE message from a neighboring cell, the serving cell
will periodically receive subsequent RESOURCE STATUS UPDATE messages from that
neighboring cell. If the serving cell receives a RESOURCE STATUS FAILURE message from
a neighboring cell, the neighboring cell is not considered a qualified candidate for load balancing
at present.
NOTE

If a neighboring cell stops reporting RESOURCE STATUS UPDATE messages after several reports, the
cell is not considered as a candidate cell at present.

3.3 Load Balancing Decision


The eNodeB generates a target cell list for inter-frequency load balancing based on the load
differences between the cells, handover performance, and the load information exchange results.
After load information exchange, the eNodeB derives a preliminary candidate cell list based on
factors such as cell bandwidth differences and the uplink or downlink resources occupied by
GBR and total services. Then, the eNodeB generates a target cell list by removing the
neighboring cells that meet any of the following conditions:
l

The success rate of handovers from the serving cell to the neighboring cell is less than 98%.

The TNL load or hardware load of the neighboring cell is in the HighLoad or Overload
state.

Between the neighboring and serving cells, services in the uplink or downlink that trigger
load balancing is less than the value of CellMLB.LoadDiffThd.

If the target cell list is empty, the eNodeB stops load balancing for the serving cell.
NOTE

In RAN sharing scenarios, a neighboring cell can be the target cell regardless of whether the cell operates
in RAN sharing with common carriers mode or in RAN sharing with dedicated carriers mode.
It is recommended that the CellMLB.InterFreqMlbThd parameter be set to the same value throughout the
network.
The target cell may be so heavily loaded that load balancing from the target cell to other cells is also
triggered in the same direction (uplink or downlink) as load balancing from the source cell. In this situation,
load balancing from the source cell to the target cell is still performed as long as the target cell meets the
load balancing condition.

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3.4 Load Balancing Execution


Inter-frequency load balancing involves only UEs in connected mode. The eNodeB selects some
UEs that do not support carrier aggregation (called non-CA UEs) based on the frequency
information about the target cells, frequency capabilities of UEs, PRB usage in the target cells,
and type of services that trigger load balancing in the serving cell. Then, the eNodeB instructs
the UEs to transfer to the target cells. If load balancing is triggered by GBR services, the eNodeB
selects the UEs that are performing GBR services. If the load balancing is triggered by total
services, the eNodeB selects UEs that are performing non-GBR services.
In addition, the eNodeB considers both the uplink and downlink PRB usages of UEs during UE
selection for load balancing. That is, the uplink and downlink PRB usages of the UEs that are
selected by the eNodeB must meet certain conditions. This prevents ping-pong load balancing
in the transmission direction opposite to the MLB-triggering direction after the UEs are
transferred to the neighboring cell. If uplink or downlink PRB usage of the selected UEs is too
large, load balancing is likely to be triggered in the uplink or downlink of the target cell. If the
uplink or downlink PRB usage of the selected UEs is too small, the load of the source cell may
not be reduced in time.
For example, if load balancing is triggered by GBR services in the downlink, the eNodeB selects
the UEs that meet the following conditions for load balancing:
l

The PRB usage of downlink GBR services is greater than 2% and less than or equal to half
of the value of the CellMLB.LoadDiffThd parameter.

The PRB usage of uplink GBR services is less than or equal to 2%.

This prevents load balancing triggered by GBR services in the uplink after the UEs are transferred
to the neighboring cell.
In inter-frequency load balancing, there are two methods to transfer UEs that support interfrequency handover: blind handover and measurement-based handover. Measurement-based
handovers work by default, and in this case it is required that the RSRP of target inter-frequency
cells must be greater than the value of the
InterFreqHoGroup.InterFreqLoadBasedHoA4ThdRsrp parameter. Blind handovers work
only if the InterFreqMlbBlindHo(InterFreqMlbBlindHo) option of the
CellAlgoSwitch.MlbHoMode parameter is selected.
NOTE

The total number of RBs in a cell used by the UEs to be transferred within an inter-frequency load balancing
process cannot exceed the maximum number, which is calculated based on the PRB usage difference
between the source and target cells and the CellMLB.LoadTransferFactor parameter. A greater PRB
usage difference or a larger value of the CellMLB.LoadTransferFactor parameter produces a larger total
number of RBs in a cell used by the UEs to be transferred within an inter-frequency load balancing process.
A UE is considered as a CA UE regardless of whether the UE is in its secondary serving cell (SCell) or
primary serving cell (PCell).

During inter-frequency load balancing, the serving cell rejects incoming handover requests with
the cause value "Resource optimisation handover".
NOTE

For definitions of the cause values for handover requests, see section 9.2.1.3 in 3GPP TS 36.413 V10.6.0
(2012-06) and section 9.2.6 in 3GPP TS 36.423 V11.1.0 (2012-06).

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Based on the measurement results reported by the UEs, the eNodeB performs inter-frequency
handovers for UEs that meet the handover conditions. For details about inter-frequency
handovers, see Mobility Management in Connected Mode Feature Parameter Description.
NOTE

The EPC sends an SPID to the eNodeB when a UE accesses the network. The subscriber profile identified
by the SPID includes the mobility and service usage information to which the UE subscribes. The operators'
network plan determines subscriber profiles. For details about SPIDs, see section 8.6.2.2 in 3GPP TS 36.413
V10.6.0 (2012-06) and section 16.1.8 and Annex I in 3GPP TS 36.300 V11.2.0 (2012-06).
The UE will be transferred only to the RATs or frequencies specified in the SPID configuration if the
following conditions are met:
l The UE is to be transferred and the eNodeB has learned the UE's SPID from the EPC.
l The SpidCfg MO corresponding to this SPID has been configured on the eNodeB with the
SpidCfg.InterFreqMlbSwitch parameter set to TRUE(TRUE).

3.5 Performance Monitoring


Self-organizing network (SON) logs record the following information during a load balancing
period:
l

Total number of UEs that are handed over to target cells and UEs whose RRC connections
are reestablished with the target cells because of radio link failures during handovers

Total PRB usage

Operators can query the SON logs for the statistics on load balancing within each period.
The eNodeB monitors the success rate of handovers from the source cell. In the next round of
load measurement and evaluation, the handover success rate is considered as an evaluation
standard for selecting target cells for inter-frequency load balancing.

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Inter-RAT Load Sharing

This chapter describes the optional features LOFD-001044 Inter-RAT Load Sharing to
UTRAN and LOFD-001045 Inter-RAT Load Sharing to GERAN.
The decision on inter-RAT load sharing is based on the load of an E-UTRAN cell. If an EUTRAN cell becomes heavily loaded, the eNodeB can trigger inter-RAT load sharing based on
UE capabilities, load statistics of the target inter-RAT network, and system performance. After
triggering inter-RAT load sharing, the eNodeB takes one or both of the following actions:
l

Transfers some UEs in connected mode to the target cell.

Instructs some UEs to camp on the target cell after their Radio Resource Control (RRC)
connections are released (when the UEs enter idle mode).

The following sections describe the inter-RAT load sharing procedure.

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4.1 Load Measurement and Evaluation


The eNodeB periodically measures cell resources in use and compares the result with the
specified MLB threshold.
Inter-RAT load sharing is triggered if both the following conditions are met:
l

The cell load is consistently greater than or equal to the sum of


CellMLB.InterRatMlbThd and CellMLB.LoadOffset.

The number of uplink synchronized UEs in the cell is greater than or equal to
CellMLB.InterRatMlbUeNumThd.

The same rules that determine the service type for triggering inter-frequency load balancing
(described in 3.1 Load Measurement and Evaluation) apply to inter-RAT load sharing.
Inter-RAT load sharing is stopped if the load of the serving cell is consistently less than the value
of CellMLB.InterRatMlbThd or the number of uplink synchronized UEs in the serving cell is
consistently less than the value of CellMLB.InterRatMlbUeNumThd.

4.2 Load Sharing Decision


In inter-RAT load sharing, the eNodeB selects the target RAT based on the MLB switch settings
in the CellAlgoSwitch.MlbAlgoSwitch parameter.
l

If the UtranMlbSwitch(UtranMlbSwitch) option of the


CellAlgoSwitch.MlbAlgoSwitch parameter and the UtranPsHoSwitch
(UtranPsHoSwitch) option of the EnodebAlgoSwitch.HoModeSwitch parameter are
selected, the eNodeB will select UEs in connected mode for load sharing to UTRAN cells.

If the UtranIdleMlbSwitch(UtranIdleMlbSwitch) option of the


CellAlgoSwitch.MlbAlgoSwitch parameter is selected, the eNodeB will select UEs in idle
mode for load sharing to UTRAN cells.

If the GeranMlbSwitch(GeranMlbSwitch) option of the


CellAlgoSwitch.MlbAlgoSwitch parameter and the GeranPsHoSwitch
(GeranPsHoSwitch) option of the EnodebAlgoSwitch.HoModeSwitch parameter are
selected, the eNodeB will select UEs for load sharing to GERAN cells.

If the switches for load sharing with UTRAN and GERAN are turned on, the eNodeB may select
UEs for load sharing to UTRAN or GERAN neighboring cells.

4.3 Load Sharing Execution


During inter-RAT load sharing, the serving cell rejects incoming handover requests with the
cause value "Resource optimisation handover".
NOTE

For definitions of the cause values for handover requests, see section 9.2.1.3 in 3GPP TS 36.413 V10.6.0
(2012-06) and section 9.2.6 in 3GPP TS 36.423 V11.1.0 (2012-06).

The following sections describe the principles of transferring UEs in connected mode and idle
mode.
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4 Inter-RAT Load Sharing

4.3.1 Transferring UEs in Connected Mode


The eNodeB instructs a number of UEs to perform inter-RAT measurements based on the
information about the target cells, frequencies and RAT capabilities of UEs, PRB usage in the
source cell, and the type of services that trigger load sharing, when either of the following option
combination is selected:
l

UtranMlbSwitch(UtranMlbSwitch) of the CellAlgoSwitch.MlbAlgoSwitch parameter


and UtranPsHoSwitch(UtranPsHoSwitch) of the EnodebAlgoSwitch.HoModeSwitch
parameter

GeranMlbSwitch(GeranMlbSwitch) of the CellAlgoSwitch.MlbAlgoSwitch parameter


and GeranPsHoSwitch(GeranPsHoSwitch) of the EnodebAlgoSwitch.HoModeSwitch
parameter

If load sharing is triggered by GBR services, the eNodeB selects UEs that are performing GBR
services and sends Measurement Configuration messages to these UEs. Alternatively, if load
sharing is triggered by total services, the eNodeB selects UEs that are performing non-GBR
services and sends Measurement Configuration messages to those UEs.
In addition, the eNodeB considers both the uplink and downlink PRB usages of UEs during UE
selection for load sharing. That is, the uplink and downlink PRB usages of the UEs that are
selected by the eNodeB must meet certain conditions. This prevents ping-pong load sharing in
the transmission direction opposite to the MLB-triggering direction after the UEs are transferred
to the neighboring cell. If uplink or downlink PRB usage of the selected UEs is too large, load
sharing is likely to be triggered in the uplink or downlink of the target cell. If the uplink or
downlink PRB usage of the selected UEs is too small, the load of the source cell may not be
reduced in time.
For example, if load sharing is triggered by GBR services in the downlink, the eNodeB selects
the UEs that meet the following conditions for load sharing:
l

The PRB usage of downlink GBR services is greater than 2% and less than or equal to half
of the value of the CellMLB.LoadDiffThd parameter.

The PRB usage of uplink GBR services is less than or equal to 2%.

This prevents load sharing triggered by GBR services in the uplink after the UEs are transferred
to the neighboring cell.
Based on the measurement results reported by the UEs, the eNodeB determines the target UEs
for load sharing. The E-UTRAN cell transfers the selected UEs to the target cell for inter-RAT
load sharing based on inter-RAT handover policies.
In inter-RAT load sharing, there are two methods to transfer UEs that support inter-RAT
handover: blind handover and measurement-based handover. Measurement-based handovers
work by default, and in this case it is required that the received signal code power (RSCP) of
target UTRAN cells for load sharing must be greater than the value of the
InterRatHoUtranGroup.LdSvBasedHoUtranB1ThdEcn0 parameter or the received signal
strength indicator (RSSI) of target GERAN cells for load sharing must be greater than the value
of the InterRatHoGeranGroup.LdSvBasedHoGeranB1Thd parameter. Blind handovers work
only if the InterRatMlbBlindHo(InterRatMlbBlindHo) option of the
CellAlgoSwitch.MlbHoMode parameter is selected. If UEs do not support inter-RAT handover,
the eNodeB transfers UEs by blind redirections.
Handover is the preferred method for the eNodeB to perform load sharing, because the use of
redirection interrupts services. The eNodeB performs load sharing only if handover is enabled.
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If handover is enabled but the UEs do not support handover, the eNodeB performs redirections
for load sharing.
For details about the description of inter-RAT handover, see Mobility Management in Connected
Mode Feature Parameter Description.
NOTE

The EPC sends an SPID to the eNodeB when a UE accesses the network. The subscriber profile identified
by the SPID includes the mobility and service usage information to which the UE subscribes. The operators'
network plan determines subscriber profiles. For details about SPIDs, see section 8.6.2.2 in 3GPP TS 36.413
V10.6.0 (2012-06) and section 16.1.8 and Annex I in 3GPP TS 36.300 V11.2.0 (2012-06).
The UE will be transferred only to the RATs or frequencies specified in the SPID configuration if the
following conditions are met:
l The UE is to be transferred and the eNodeB has learned the UE's SPID from the EPC.
l The SpidCfg MO corresponding to this SPID has been configured on the eNodeB with the
SpidCfg.InterRatMlbSwitch parameter set to TRUE(TRUE).

4.3.2 Transferring UEs in Idle Mode


If the UtranIdleMlbSwitch(UtranIdleMlbSwitch) option of the
CellAlgoSwitch.MlbAlgoSwitch parameter is selected for an E-UTRAN cell and the E-UTRAN
cell meets the conditions for triggering inter-RAT load sharing, the eNodeB instructs several
UEs that are undergoing RRC connection release procedures to camp on the target UTRAN cell
after their RRC connections are released. The eNodeB delivers the instructions by including the
CellReselectionPriority IE in the RRCConnectionRelease messages to the UEs.
The actual duration of load sharing with UTRAN is calculated based on the value of the
CellMLB.InitValidPeriod parameter and the number of uplink synchronized UEs. The
CellMLB.InitValidPeriod parameter specifies the initial duration of load sharing with UTRAN
for UEs in idle mode, and the actual duration increases with the number of uplink synchronized
UEs. Therefore, the larger the value of the CellMLB.InitValidPeriod parameter or the number
of uplink synchronized UEs, the larger the actual duration of load sharing with UTRAN. Within
the time of actual duration, UEs preferentially camp on neighboring UTRAN cells if the UEs
are to be released after the inactive timer expires.
Load sharing with UTRAN for UEs in idle mode takes effect only if the priorities of the serving
frequency and the neighboring E-UTRAN frequencies of the serving cell are all higher than or
all lower than those of the neighboring UTRAN frequencies of the serving cell.

4.4 Performance Monitoring


SON logs record the following information during a load sharing period:
l

Number of UEs that are handed over to target cells

Number of UEs whose RRC connections are reestablished with the target cells because of
radio link failures during handovers

Total PRB usage

Operators can query the SON logs for the statistics on load sharing within each period.

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Related Features

5.1 Features Related to LOFD-001032 Intra-LTE Load


Balancing
Prerequisite Features
None

Mutually Exclusive Features


None

Impacted Features
None

5.2 Features Related to LOFD-001044 Inter-RAT Load


Sharing to UTRAN
Prerequisite Features
The Inter-RAT Load Sharing to UTRAN feature depends on LOFD-001019 PS Inter-RAT
Mobility between E-UTRAN and UTRAN.

Mutually Exclusive Features


None

Impacted Features
None
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5.3 Features Related to LOFD-001045 Inter-RAT Load


Sharing to GERAN
Prerequisite Features
The Inter-RAT Load Sharing to GERAN feature depends on LOFD-001020 PS Inter-RAT
Mobility between E-UTRAN and GERAN.

Mutually Exclusive Features


None

Impacted Features
None

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Network Impact

6.1 LOFD-001032 Intra-LTE Load Balancing


System Capacity
The Intra-LTE Load Sharing feature transfers some load from an E-UTRAN cell to intra-RAT
neighboring cells before the source E-UTRAN cell becomes congested, and, therefore, increases
resource usage and system capacity.

Network Performance
The Intra-LTE Load Balancing feature increases the number of intra-LTE handovers.

6.2 LOFD-001044 Inter-RAT Load Sharing to UTRAN


System Capacity
The Inter-RAT Load Sharing to UTRAN feature transfers some load from an E-UTRAN cell to
neighboring UTRAN cells before the source E-UTRAN cell becomes congested, and, therefore,
decreases the E-UTRAN load and improves the user experience of UEs in E-UTRAN. However,
this feature increases the UTRAN load and negatively affects the user experience of UEs in
UTRAN.

Network Performance
The Inter-RAT Load Sharing to UTRAN feature increases the number of inter-RAT handovers
from E-UTRAN to UTRAN and the value of the L.RRC.ConnReq.Att.MoSig counter in the
source cell.

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6.3 LOFD-001045 Inter-RAT Load Sharing to GERAN


System Capacity
The Inter-RAT Load Sharing to GERAN feature transfers some load from an E-UTRAN cell to
neighboring GERAN cells before the source E-UTRAN cell becomes congested, and, therefore,
decreases the E-UTRAN load and improves the user experience of UEs in E-UTRAN. However,
this feature increases the GERAN load and negatively affects the user experience of UEs in
GERAN.

Network Performance
The Inter-RAT Load Sharing to GERAN feature increases the number of inter-RAT handovers
from E-UTRAN to GERAN and the value of the L.RRC.ConnReq.Att.MoSig counter in the
source cell.

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Engineering Guidelines

7.1 When to Use MLB


Use inter-frequency load balancing when one of the following conditions is met:
l

Inter-frequency cells provide the same coverage.

Inter-frequency cells have a large proportion of overlapping coverage.

The coverage of a cell contains that of another inter-frequency cell.

Use inter-RAT load sharing if multi-mode base stations are used or base stations of different
RATs provide contiguous coverage.

7.2 Required Information


Collect the following information:
l

Information about each neighboring cell of the cells under the local eNodeB
Whether information about the neighboring cell is complete
Whether the neighboring cell has been blacklisted
Whether the No Handover attribute is set to prohibit handovers to the neighboring cell

Status of the X2 interfaces with neighboring eNodeBs

UE capabilities
The proportion of UEs that support inter-frequency or inter-RAT measurements

7.3 Planning
7.3.1 RF Planning
MLB is implemented by handover and reselection. Therefore, the current network coverage must
meet the following UE mobility requirements:
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No holes exist in the coverage.

Overshoot coverage is minimized.

Pilot pollution is minimized. Pilot pollution occurs if the preambles used by different cells
under one eNodeB conflict.

Uplink and downlink imbalances are minimized.

7.3.2 Network Planning


N/A

7.3.3 Hardware Planning


N/A

7.4 Deployment
7.4.1 Requirements
There are no requirements for the operating system and transmission networking. Before
deploying MLB, the operator must purchase and activate the licenses for the features listed in
Table 7-1.
Table 7-1 License information for MLB
Feature ID

Feature Name

License
Control Item
Name

NE

Sales Unit

LOFD-001032

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

eNodeB

per RRC
Connected User

LOFD-001044

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to
UTRAN

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to
UTRAN

eNodeB

per RRC
Connected User

LOFD-001045

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to
GERAN

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to
GERAN

eNodeB

per RRC
Connected User

7.4.2 Data Preparation


This section describes the data that you need to collect for setting parameters. Required data is
data that you must collect for all scenarios. Collect scenario-specific data when necessary for a
specific feature deployment scenario.
There are three types of data sources:
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Network plan (negotiation required): parameter values planned by the operator and
negotiated with the EPC or peer transmission equipment

Network plan (negotiation not required): parameter values planned and set by the operator

User-defined: parameter values set by users

Required Data
The following table describes the parameters that must be set in the CellMLB managed object
(MO) to configure MLB algorithms.
Parameter
Name

Parameter ID

Data Source

Setting Notes

Load Offset

CellMLB.
LoadOffset

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter specifies an


offset applied to the threshold
value for triggering MLB. MLB
is triggered only when the load
is consistently equal to or
greater than the sum of the
threshold and offset values.
This mechanism helps prevent
load fluctuations from
frequently triggering and
stopping MLB.
The recommended value is 8.

Load
Difference
Threshold

CellMLB.
LoadDiffThd

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter specifies the


minimum load difference
between two cells that triggers
MLB. When the load difference
between two cells exceeds the
value of this parameter, the
eNodeB regards the load as
imbalanced and triggers MLB
between the two cells. When the
load difference between these
cells drops below this threshold,
the eNodeB no longer regards
the load as imbalanced and
stops MLB between the cells.
This parameter also specifies
the maximum PRB usage of
UEs selected for inter-RAT load
sharing. The recommended
value is 15.

The following table describes the parameter that must be set in the InterFreqHoGroup MO to
configure inter-frequency handover.
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Parameter
Name

Parameter ID

Data Source

Setting Notes

Load Based
Interfreq RSRP
threshold

InterFreqHoG
roup.
InterFreqLoad
BasedHoA4Th
dRsrp

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter specifies the


RSRP threshold for event A4
related to load-based interfrequency handover. When the
measured RSRP value exceeds
this threshold, event A4 is
reported.
The default value is -103.

The following table describes the parameter that must be set in the InterRatHoUtranGroup
MO to configure inter-RAT handover to UTRAN.
Parameter
Name

Parameter ID

Data Source

Setting Notes

Load Service
Based UTRAN
EventB1 RSCP
trigger
threshold

InterRatHoUtranGroup.
LdSvBasedHo
UtranB1ThdR
scp

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter specifies the


RSCP threshold for event B1
related to load- or service-based
inter-RAT handover to
UTRAN.

In inter-RAT handover to
UTRAN, this parameter
specifies the requirement for
RSCP of the target UTRAN
cell.
When the measured RSCP
exceeds this threshold, a
measurement report will be
sent.
The recommended value is
-101.

The following table describes the parameters that must be set in the InterRatHoGeranGroup
MO to configure inter-RAT handover to GERAN.

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Parameter
Name

Parameter ID

Data Source

Setting Notes

Load Service
Based Geran
EventB1
trigger
threshold

InterRatHoGe
ranGroup.
LdSvBasedHo
GeranB1Thd

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter specifies the


RSSI threshold for event B1
related to load- or service-based
inter-RAT handover to
GERAN.
When the measured RSSI
exceeds this threshold, event
B1 will be reported.
The recommended value is
-98.

Scenario-specific Data
Scenario 1: Inter-Frequency Load Balancing
The following table describes the parameters that must be set in the CellAlgoSwitch MO to
enable the inter-frequency load balancing algorithm.
Parameter Name

Parameter ID

Data Source

Setting Notes

Local cell ID

CellAlgoSwitch.
LocalCellId

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter
specifies the local ID
of a cell. It uniquely
identifies the cell
within an eNodeB.
The actual value
range is 0 to 17.

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Parameter Name

Parameter ID

Data Source

Setting Notes

Load balancing
algorithm switch

CellAlgoSwitch.
MlbAlgoSwitch

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

The
InterFreqMlbSwitch
(InterFreqMlbSwitch) check box
under this parameter
specifies whether to
enable the interfrequency load
balancing algorithm.
l If
InterFreqMlbSwitch
(InterFreqMlbS
witch) is
selected, the
algorithm is
enabled.
l If
InterFreqMlbSwitch
(InterFreqMlbS
witch) is not
selected, the
algorithm is
disabled.

The following table describes the parameters that must be set in the CellMLB MO to configure
the inter-frequency load balancing algorithm.
Parameter
Name

Parameter
ID

Data Source

Setting Notes

Local cell ID

CellMLB.
LocalCellId

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter specifies the local


ID of a cell. It uniquely identifies
the cell within an eNodeB.
The actual value range is 0 to 17.

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Parameter
Name

Parameter
ID

Data Source

Setting Notes

Inter-Frequency
Mobility Load
Balancing
Threshold

CellMLB.
InterFreqMlb
Thd

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter specifies the


threshold for inter-frequency load
balancing. Inter-frequency load
balancing is started when the load
exceeds the sum of this threshold
and the load offset. Interfrequency load balancing is
stopped when the load drops
below this threshold.
The default value is 60.
It is recommended that this
parameter be set to the same value
throughout the network.

CellMLB.
LoadTransfer
Factor

Load Transfer
Factor

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter specifies the factor


used to control the amount of load
transferred during a single MLB
procedure. The value of this
parameter has an impact on the
efficiency of the MLB algorithm
and the algorithm to prevent pingpong load transfer.
A larger value of this parameter
leads to the situation where a
larger amount of load can be
transferred, and a smaller value
leads to the situation where a
smaller amount of load can be
transferred. The recommended
value is 0.

(Optional) The following table describes the parameters that must be set in SpidCfg MOs to
configure SPIDs.

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Parameter ID

Data Source

Setting Notes

Spid

SpidCfg.Spid

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

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Parameter Name

Parameter ID

Data Source

Setting Notes

RAT frequency
priority indication

SpidCfg.
RatFreqPriorityInd

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter
specifies whether to
configure a
frequency priority
group.

RAT frequency
priority group ID

SpidCfg.
RatFreqPriorityGroupId

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter
uniquely identifies a
frequency priority
group.
The actual value
range is 0 to 255.

InterFreq Mlb
Switch

SpidCfg.
InterFreqMlbSwitch

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter
specifies whether to
allow interfrequency load
balancing for UEs
with the SPID.
l If the parameter is
set to TRUE
(TRUE), interfrequency load
balancing is
allowed for UEs
with the SPID.
l If the parameter is
set to FALSE
(FALSE), interfrequency load
balancing is not
allowed for UEs
with the SPID.
This parameter
takes effect only
for UEs that
newly access the
network.

Scenario 2: Inter-RAT Load Sharing


The following table describes the parameters that must be set in the CellAlgoSwitch MO to
enable the inter-RAT load sharing algorithm.

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Parameter Name

Paramete
r ID

Data
Source

Setting Notes

Local cell ID

CellAlgoS
witch.
LocalCellI
d

Network
plan
(negotiati
on not
required)

This parameter specifies the local ID of a


cell. It uniquely identifies the cell within an
eNodeB.

CellAlgoS
witch.
MlbAlgoS
witch

Network
plan
(negotiati
on not
required)

The UtranMlbSwitch(UtranMlbSwitch)
check box under this parameter specifies
whether to enable load sharing with
UTRAN for UEs in connected mode.

Load balancing
algorithm switch

The actual value range is 0 to 17.

l If UtranMlbSwitch
(UtranMlbSwitch) is selected, the
algorithm is enabled.
l If UtranMlbSwitch
(UtranMlbSwitch) is not selected, the
algorithm is disabled.
The UtranIdleMlbSwitch
(UtranIdleMLBSwitch) check box under
this parameter specifies whether to enable
load sharing with UTRAN for UEs in idle
mode.
l If UtranIdleMlbSwitch
(UtranIdleMLBSwitch) is selected,
the algorithm is enabled.
l If UtranIdleMlbSwitch
(UtranIdleMLBSwitch) is not
selected, the algorithm is disabled.
The GeranMlbSwitch
(GeranMlbSwitch) check box under this
parameter specifies whether to enable load
sharing with GERAN.
l If GeranMlbSwitch
(GeranMlbSwitch) is selected, the
algorithm is enabled.
l If GeranMlbSwitch
(GeranMlbSwitch) is not selected, the
algorithm is disabled.

The following table describes the parameters that must be set in the ENodeBAlgoSwitch MO
to configure the inter-RAT load sharing policy.

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Parame
ter
Name

Parameter ID

Data
Source

Setting Notes

Handov
er Mode
switch

ENodeBAlgoSwi
tch.
HoModeSwitch

Network
plan
(negotiation
not
required)

If the UtranPsHoSwitch
(UtranPsHoSwitch) or GeranPsHoSwitch
(GeranPsHoSwitch) check box is selected,
the eNodeB performs inter-RAT load sharing
using handovers. If neither of them is not
selected, the eNodeB cannot perform interRAT load sharing using handovers and MLB
is not allowed.

The following table describes the parameters that must be set in the CellMLB MO to configure
the inter-RAT load sharing algorithm.
Param
eter
Name

Parameter ID

Data
Source

Setting Notes

Local
cell ID

CellMLB.LocalCellId

Network
plan
(negotiat
ion not
required
)

This parameter specifies the local ID of a


cell. It uniquely identifies the cell within an
eNodeB.

Network
plan
(negotiat
ion not
required
)

This parameter specifies the threshold for


inter-RAT load sharing. Inter-RAT load
sharing is triggered if the cell load is
consistently greater than or equal to the
sum of CellMLB.InterRatMlbThd and
CellMLB.LoadOffset and if the number of
uplink synchronized UEs in the cell is
greater than or equal to
CellMLB.InterRatMlbUeNumThd. InterRAT load sharing is stopped if the cell load
is consistently less than
CellMLB.InterRatMlbThd or the number
of uplink synchronized UEs in the cell falls
below CellMLB.InterRatMlbUeNumThd.

InterRAT
Mobilit
y Load
Balanci
ng
Thresh
old

CellMLB.
InterRatMlbThd

The actual value range is 0 to 17.

The default value is 75.

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Param
eter
Name

Parameter ID

Data
Source

Setting Notes

UTRA
N Idle
Mode
Mobilit
y Load
Balanci
ng
Initial
Valid
Period

CellMLB.
InitValidPeriod

Network
plan
(negotiat
ion not
required
)

This parameter specifies the initial duration


for load sharing with UTRAN for UEs in
idle mode.

InterRAT
Mobilit
y Load
Balanci
ng
Thresh
old of
UE
number

CellMLB.
InterRatMlbUeNumThd

Network
plan
(negotiat
ion not
required
)

This parameter specifies the threshold for


the number of uplink synchronized UEs
used to trigger or stop inter-RAT load
sharing.

A larger value of this parameter leads to the


situation where more UEs in idle mode are
transferred to UTRAN after the E-UTRAN
cell is over loaded. The recommended
value is 10.

The actual number of uplink synchronized


UEs is equal to this threshold multiplied by
1000.

The following table describes the parameters that must be set in SpidCfg MOs to configure
SPIDs.
Parameter Name

Parameter ID

Data Source

Setting Notes

Spid

SpidCfg.Spid

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter
specifies an SPID.
The actual value
range is 1 to 256.

RAT frequency
priority indication

SpidCfg.
RatFreqPriorityInd

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter
specifies whether to
configure a
frequency priority
group.

RAT frequency
priority group ID

SpidCfg.
RatFreqPriorityGroupId

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter
uniquely identifies a
frequency priority
group.
The actual value
range is 0 to 255.

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Parameter Name

Parameter ID

Data Source

Setting Notes

InterRat Mlb Switch

SpidCfg.
InterRatMlbSwitch

Network plan
(negotiation not
required)

This parameter
specifies whether to
allow inter-RAT load
sharing for UEs with
the SPID.
l If the parameter is
set to TRUE
(TRUE), interRAT load sharing
is allowed for
UEs with the
SPID.
l If the parameter is
set to FALSE
(FALSE), interRAT load sharing
is not allowed for
UEs with the
SPID.
This parameter
takes effect only
for UEs that
newly access the
network.

7.4.3 Precautions
Pay attention to the following when deploying MLB in a live network:
l

If the switches for inter-frequency load balancing and inter-RAT load sharing are turned
on for a cell and the cell load meets the conditions for starting both types of MLB, the
probabilities of both types are the same because no priorities have been specified for the
different types of MLB.

Inter-frequency load balancing is recommended in live networks.

7.4.4 Activation
Using the CME to Perform Batch Configuration for Newly Deployed eNodeBs
Enter the values of the parameters listed in Table 7-2 in a summary data file, which also contains
other data for the new eNodeBs to be deployed. Then, import the summary data file into the
Configuration Management Express (CME) for batch configuration. For detailed instructions,
see section "Creating eNodeBs in Batches" in the initial configuration guide for the eNodeB.
The summary data file may be a scenario-specific file provided by the CME or a customized
file, depending on the following conditions:
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The MOs in Table 7-2 are contained in a scenario-specific summary data file. In this
situation, set the parameters in the MOs, and then verify and save the file.

Some MOs in Table 7-2 are not contained in a scenario-specific summary data file. In this
situation, customize a summary data file to include the MOs before you can set the
parameters.
Table 7-2 Parameters for MLB
MO

Sheet in the
Summary Data
File

Parameter Group

Remarks

CellAlgoSw
itch

CELLALGOSWIT
CH

MlbAlgoSwitch

This MO must be
customized in a list-type
sheet of the template.

CellMLB

CELLMLB

LocalCellId,
InterFreqMlbThd,
InterRatMlbThd,
LoadExchangePeriod,
LoadOffset,
LoadDiffThd,
InterRatMlbUeNumThd,
InitValidPeriod,
LoadTransferFactor

This MO must be
customized in a list-type
sheet of the template.

ENodeBAlg
oSwitch

ENODEBALGOS
WITCH

HoModeSwitch

This MO must be
customized in a list-type
sheet of the template.

SpidCfg
(Optional)

SPIDCFG

Spid, InterFreqMlbSwitch, InterRatMlbSwitch

This MO must be
customized in a list-type
sheet of the template.

CellShutDo
wn
(Optional)

CELLSHUTDOW
N

LocalCellId,
CellShutdownSwitch,
StartTime, StopTime,
DlPrbThd,
DlPrbOffset,
UlPrbThd,
UlPrbOffset

This MO must be
customized in a list-type
sheet of the template.

Using the CME to Perform Batch Configuration for Existing eNodeBs


Batch reconfiguration using the CME is the recommended method to activate a feature on
existing eNodeBs. This method reconfigures all data, except neighbor relationships, for multiple
eNodeBs in a single procedure. The procedure is as follows:
Step 1 Choose CME > Advanced > Customize Summary Data File (M2000 client mode), or choose
Advanced > Customize Summary Data File (M2000 client mode), to customize a summary
data file for batch reconfiguration.
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NOTE

For context-sensitive help on a current task in the client, press F1.

Step 2 Choose CME > LTE Application > Export Data > Export Base Station Bulk Configuration
Data (M2000 client mode), or choose LTE Application > Export Data > Export Base Station
Bulk Configuration Data (CME client mode), to export the eNodeB data stored on the CME
into the customized summary data file.
Step 3 In the summary data file, set the parameters in the MOs listed in Table 7-2 and close the file.
Step 4 Choose CME > LTE Application > Import Data > Import Base Station Bulk Configuration
Data (M2000 client mode), or choose LTE Application > Import Data > Import Base Station
Bulk Configuration Data (CME client mode), to import the summary data file into the CME.
Step 5 Choose CME > Planned Area > Export Incremental Scripts (M2000 client mode), or choose
Area Management > Planned Area > Export Incremental Scripts (CME client mode), to
export and activate the incremental scripts.
----End

Using the CME to Perform Single Configuration


On the CME, set the parameters listed in the "Data Preparation" section for a single eNodeB.
The procedure is as follows:
Step 1 In the planned data area, click Base Station in the upper left corner of the configuration window.
Step 2 In area 1 shown in Figure 7-1, select the eNodeB to which the MOs belong.
Figure 7-1 MO search and configuration window

Step 3 On the Search tab page in area 2, enter an MO name, for example, CELL.
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Step 4 In area 3, double-click the MO in the Object Name column. All parameters in this MO are
displayed in area 4.
Step 5 Set the parameters in area 4 or 5.
Step 6 Choose CME > Planned Area > Export Incremental Scripts (M2000 client mode), or choose
Area Management > Planned Area > Export Incremental Scripts (CME client mode), to
export and activate the incremental scripts.
----End

Using MML Commands


Scenario 1: Inter-Frequency Load Balancing
Step 1 Run the MOD CELLMLB command to set the threshold for inter-frequency load balancing.
Step 2 Run the MOD CELLALGOSWITCH command to enable the inter-frequency load balancing
algorithm.
Step 3 (Optional) Run the ADD SPIDCFG command to set an SPID and enable SPID-specific interfrequency load balancing. If the SPID already exists, run the MOD SPIDCFG command to
modify the configuration as required.
----End
Scenario 2: Inter-RAT Load Sharing for UEs in Connected Mode
Step 1 Run the MOD ENODEBALGOSWITCH command with the UtranPsHoSwitch
(UtranPsHoSwitch) or GeranPsHoSwitch(GeranPsHoSwitch) check box under the
Handover Mode switch parameter selected.
Step 2 Run the MOD CELLMLB command to set the threshold for inter-RAT load sharing and the
threshold for the number of uplink synchronized UEs.
Step 3 Run the MOD CELLALGOSWITCH command to enable inter-RAT load sharing with
UTRAN for UEs in connected mode or inter-RAT load sharing with GERAN.
Step 4 (Optional) Run the ADD SPIDCFG command to set an SPID and enable SPID-specific interRAT load sharing. If the SPID already exists, run the MOD SPIDCFG command to modify the
configuration as required.
----End
Scenario 3: Inter-RAT Load Sharing for UEs in Idle Mode
Step 1 Run the MOD CELLMLB command to modify the threshold for inter-RAT load sharing, the
threshold for the number of uplink synchronized UEs, and the initial duration for load sharing
with UTRAN for UEs in idle mode.
Step 2 Run the MOD CELLALGOSWITCH command to enable inter-RAT load sharing with
UTRAN for UEs in idle mode.
----End

MML Command Examples


Scenario 1: Inter-Frequency Load Balancing
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MOD CELLMLB: LocalCellId=0, InterFreqMlbThd=60;


MOD CELLALGOSWITCH: LocalCellId=0, MlbAlgoSwitch=InterFreqMlbSwitch-1;
ADD SPIDCFG: Spid=1, RatFreqPriorityInd=NOT_CFG, InterFreqMlbSwitch=TRUE;

Scenario 2: Inter-RAT Load Sharing for UEs in Connected Mode


MOD
MOD
MOD
MOD
MOD
ADD

ENODEBALGOSWITCH: HoModeSwitch=UtranPsHoSwitch-1;
ENODEBALGOSWITCH: HoModeSwitch=GeranPsHoSwitch-1;
CELLMLB: LocalCellId=0, InterRatMlbThd=70, InterRatMlbUeNumThd=15;
CELLALGOSWITCH: LocalCellId=0, MlbAlgoSwitch=UtranMlbSwitch-1;
CELLALGOSWITCH: LocalCellId=0, MlbAlgoSwitch=GeranMlbSwitch-1;
SPIDCFG: Spid=1, RatFreqPriorityInd=NOT_CFG, InterRatMlbSwitch=TRUE;

Scenario 3: Inter-RAT Load Sharing for UEs in Idle Mode


MOD CELLMLB: LocalCellId=0, InterRatMlbThd=70, InterRatMlbUeNumThd=15,
InitValidPeriod=10;
MOD CELLALGOSWITCH: LocalCellId=0, MlbAlgoSwitch=UtranIdleMlbSwitch-1;

7.4.5 Activation Observation


Inter-Frequency Load Balancing
To verify whether inter-frequency load balancing works correctly, perform the following steps:
Step 1 On the M2000 client, choose Monitor > Signaling Trace > Signaling Trace Management.
The Signaling Trace Management window is displayed, as shown in Figure 7-2.
Figure 7-2 Signaling Trace Management window

Step 2 Start RB usage monitoring.


1.

In the navigation tree on the left of the Signaling Trace Management window, doubleclick Usage of RB Monitoring under LTE > Cell Performance Monitoring.
The Usage of RB Monitoring dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 7-3.

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Figure 7-3 Usage of RB Monitoring dialog box

2.

Set the task name, select the eNodeB site, and click Next.
The Usage of RB Monitoring dialog box as shown in Figure 7-4 is displayed.
Figure 7-4 Usage of RB Monitoring dialog box

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Enter the local cell ID and then click Finish.


The RB monitoring task starts for the cell, and the tracing result is displayed as shown in
Figure 7-5.
Figure 7-5 RB usage tracing result

Step 3 Start MLB performance monitoring.


1.

In the navigation tree on the left of the Signaling Trace Management window, doubleclick MLB Monitoring under LTE > Cell Performance Monitoring.
The MLB Monitoring dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 7-6.
Figure 7-6 MLB Monitoring dialog box

2.

Set the task name, select the eNodeB site, and click Next.

3.

Enter the information about a neighboring cell of the local cell to be traced, as shown in
Figure 7-7.

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Figure 7-7 Entering information about a neighboring cell

4.

Click Finish.
The MLB performance monitoring task starts for the local cell, and the monitoring result
is displayed as shown in Figure 7-8. The monitoring result includes the PRB usage of the
cell, the PRB usage of the neighboring cell, and the type of load that triggers MLB in the
local cell.
Figure 7-8 MLB performance monitoring result

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NOTE

For details about the types of load that trigger MLB, see the related performance monitoring reference.

Step 4 On the M2000 client, start Uu interface tracing.


1.

In the navigation tree on the left of the Signaling Trace Management window, doubleclick Uu Interface Trace under LTE > Application Layer. The Uu Interface Trace
dialog box is displayed as shown in Figure 7-9.

2.

Set the task name, select the eNodeB site, and click Next. The Uu Interface Trace dialog
box as shown in Figure 7-10 is displayed.
Figure 7-9 Uu Interface Trace dialog box

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Figure 7-10 Entering information about a Uu interface tracing task

3.

Click Finish.

The Uu interface tracing task starts for the cell, and the tracing result is displayed as shown in
Figure 7-11.

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Figure 7-11 Uu interface tracing result

Step 5 Start X2 interface tracing in a similar way as Step 4, and check the messages traced over the X2
interface.
NOTE

Load information can be traced on the X2 interface only in inter-eNodeB inter-frequency load balancing.
No load information is exchanged over the X2 interface in intra-eNodeB inter-frequency load balancing.

If the serving cell receives a RESOURCE STATUS RESPONSE message from a neighboring
cell after sending a RESOURCE STATUS REQUEST message to the neighboring cell, and later
periodically receives RESOURCE STATUS UPDATE messages from the neighboring cell,
inter-frequency load balancing has been activated. Figure 7-12 shows an example of the
RESOURCE STATUS REQUEST message.
Figure 7-12 RESOURCE STATUS REQUEST message

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NOTE

The RESOURCE STATUS REQUEST message contains the IDs (eUTRANcellIdentifier IE) of the cells
whose load information is requested and the interval (reportingPeriodicity IE) at which the cell load
information needs to be reported.

Step 6 Use UE1 to access the local cell in the cell center, and use UE2 to access the cell at a place where
UE2 can receive signals from an inter-frequency neighboring cell with RSRP greater than
InterFreqHoGroup.InterFreqLoadBasedHoA4ThdRsrp.
Step 7 (This step simulates downlink overload in a 10 MHz cell as an example.) Inject downlink UDP
packets for UE1 until the M2000 client shows that the RB usage exceeds the sum of InterFrequency Mobility Load Balancing Threshold and Load Offset. Inject downlink UDP
packets at a rate of 2 Mbit/s for at least 1 minute.
Step 8 Check for an RRC_CONN_RECFG message in the Uu interface tracing result and a
HANDOVER_REQUEST message in the X2 interface tracing result.
If the HANDOVER_REQUEST message containing the handover cause of "reduce-load-inserving-cell" exists, inter-frequency load sharing is working correctly. For details about the
signaling procedure, see the description of a successful inter-frequency handover in Mobility
Management in Connected Mode Feature Parameter Description.
----End
To use SON logs to verify whether MLB takes effect, perform the following steps:
Step 1 On the M2000 client, choose SON > SON Log.
Step 2 On the Query SON Log tab page, choose MLB Log from the Log Category drop down list in
the upper left corner, and click Inter-Frequency Handover Statistics under Event Name.
Then, click Query to query SON logs. From the logs, check whether the feature is working
correctly.
You can view only the SON logs that were generated at least one day ago.
----End

Inter-RAT Load Sharing for UEs in Connected Mode


To verify whether inter-RAT load sharing for UEs in connected mode works correctly, perform
the following steps:
Step 1 On the M2000 client, start Uu interface tracing, S1 interface tracing, and RB usage monitoring.
For details about how to start these three tasks, see Inter-Frequency Load Balancing earlier
in this section.
Step 2 Use UE1 to access a cell in the cell center, and use UE2 to access the cell at a place where UE2
can receive signals from an inter-RAT neighboring cell with the radio signal greater than the
trigger thresholds for load- and service-based event B1. In addition, ensure that the number of
uplink synchronized UEs in the cell is greater than or equal to the Inter-RAT Mobility Load
Balancing UE Number Threshold value.
Step 3 (This step simulates downlink overload in a 10 MHz cell as an example.) Inject downlink UDP
packets for UE1 until the M2000 client shows that the RB usage exceeds the sum of Inter-RAT
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Mobility Load Balancing Threshold and Load Offset. Inject downlink UDP packets for UE2
at a rate of 2 Mbit/s.
Step 4 Check for an S1AP_HANDOVER_REQUIRED message in the S1 interface tracing result.
If the S1AP_HANDOVER_REQUIRED message containing the cause value "reduce-load-inserving-cell" exists, inter-RAT load sharing for UEs in connected mode is working correctly.
----End
To use SON logs to verify whether MLB takes effect, perform the following steps:
Step 1 On the M2000 client, choose SON > SON Log.
Step 2 On the Query SON Log tab page, choose MLB Log from the Log Category drop down list in
the upper left corner, and click Inter-RAT Handover Statistics under Event Name. Then, click
Query to query SON logs. From the logs, check whether the feature is working correctly.
----End

Inter-RAT Load Sharing with UTRAN for UEs in Idle Mode


To verify whether inter-RAT load sharing for UEs in idle mode works correctly, perform the
following steps:
Step 1 On the M2000 client, start Uu interface tracing, S1 interface tracing, and RB usage monitoring.
For details about how to start these three tasks, see Inter-Frequency Load Balancing earlier
in this section.
Step 2 Use UE1 to access a cell in the cell center, and use UE2 to access the cell at a place where UE2
can receive signals from an inter-RAT neighboring cell with a signal level higher than the cellreselection threshold. In addition, ensure that the number of uplink synchronized UEs in the cell
is greater than or equal to the Inter-RAT Mobility Load Balancing UE Number Threshold
value.
Step 3 (This step simulates downlink overload in a 10 MHz cell as an example.) Inject downlink UDP
packets for UE2 at a rate of 2 Mbit/s. Inject downlink UDP packets for UE1 until the M2000
client shows that the RB usage exceeds the sum of Inter-RAT Mobility Load Balancing
Threshold and Load Offset. Stop injecting downlink UDP packets for UE2. Wait until its
inactivity timer expires, so that UE2 enters idle mode. Check whether the RB usage exceeds the
sum of Inter-RAT Mobility Load Balancing Threshold and Load Offset.
If UE2 enters idle mode within the configured initial duration, the reselection priority contained
in the RRC_CONN_REL message in the Uu interface tracing result meets the requirements, and
UE2 is successfully transferred to the UTRAN cell, inter-RAT load sharing is working correctly.
For details about the reselection priority, see 4.3.2 Transferring UEs in Idle Mode.
----End

7.4.6 Deactivation
Using the CME to Perform Batch Configuration
Batch reconfiguration using the CME is the recommended method to deactivate a feature on
eNodeBs. This method reconfigures all data, except neighbor relationships, for multiple
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eNodeBs in a single procedure. The procedure for feature deactivation is similar to that for
feature activation described in Using the CME to Perform Batch Configuration for Existing
eNodeBs. In the procedure, modify parameters according to Table 7-3.
Table 7-3 Parameters for MLB
MO

Sheet in the
Summary Data
File

Parameter
Group

Setting Notes

CELLALG
OSWITCH

CELLALGOSWI
TCH

MlbAlgoSwitc
h

Turn off the related load balancing


switch.

Using the CME to Perform Single Configuration


On the CME, set parameters according to Table 7-3. For detailed instructions, see Using the
CME to Perform Single Configuration described for feature activation.

Using MML Commands


Scenario 1: Inter-Frequency Load Balancing
Run the MOD CELLALGOSWITCH command to disable the inter-frequency load balancing
algorithm.
Scenario 2: Inter-RAT Load Sharing
Run the MOD CELLALGOSWITCH command to disable inter-RAT load sharing with
UTRAN for UEs in connected or idle mode or inter-RAT load sharing with GERAN.

MML Command Examples


Scenario 1: Inter-Frequency Load Balancing
MOD CELLALGOSWITCH: LocalCellId=0, MlbAlgoSwitch=InterFreqMlbSwitch-0;

Scenario 2: Inter-RAT Load Sharing


MOD CELLALGOSWITCH: LocalCellId=0, MlbAlgoSwitch=UtranMlbSwitch-0;
MOD CELLALGOSWITCH: LocalCellId=0, MlbAlgoSwitch=UtranIdleMlbSwitch-0;
MOD CELLALGOSWITCH: LocalCellId=0, MlbAlgoSwitch=GeranMlbSwitch-0;

7.5 Performance Monitoring


Table 7-4 lists the counters used to monitor inter-frequency MLB performance. They can be
used to calculate the proportion of load-based inter-frequency handovers to total inter-frequency
handovers in a cell.

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Table 7-4 Performance counters related to inter-frequency MLB


Counter Name

Description

L.HHO.InterFreq.Load.PrepAttOut

Number of inter-frequency handover preparation


attempts triggered because of high load

L.HHO.InterFreq.Load.ExecAttOut

Number of inter-frequency handover execution


attempts triggered because of high load

L.HHO.InterFreq.Load.ExecSuccOut

Number of successful inter-frequency handovers


triggered because of high load

Table 7-5 lists the counters used to monitor inter-RAT load sharing performance.
Table 7-5 Performance counters related to inter-RAT MLB
Description

Counter Name

L.IRATHO.E2W.Load.PrepAttOut

Number of EUTRAN-to-WCDMA handover preparation


attempts triggered because of high load

L.IRATHO.E2W.Load.ExecAttOut

Number of EUTRAN-to-WCDMA handover execution


attempts triggered because of high load

L.IRATHO.E2W.Load.ExecSuccOut

Number of successful EUTRAN-to-WCDMA handover


executions triggered because of high load

L.IRATHO.E2G.Load.PrepAttOut

Number of EUTRAN-to-GERAN handover preparation


attempts triggered because of high load

L.IRATHO.E2G.Load.ExecAttOut

Number of EUTRAN-to-GERAN handover execution


attempts triggered because of high load

L.IRATHO.E2G.Load.ExecSuccOut

Number of successful EUTRAN-to-GERAN handover


executions triggered because of high load

L.RRCRedirection.E2W.Load

Number of EUTRAN-to-WCDMA RRC redirections


triggered because of high load

L.RRCRedirection.E2G.Load

Number of EUTRAN-to-GERAN RRC redirections


triggered because of high load

L.RRCRel.DedicatedPri.WCD
MA.High

Number of times WCDMA frequencies are assigned the


highest dedicated cell-reselection priority

NOTE

LOFD-00105401 Camp & Handover Based on SPID and LOFD-001112 MOCN Flexible Priority Based
Camping also affect the L.RRCRel.DedicatedPri.WCDMA.High counter.

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7.6 Parameter Optimization


The following parameters may need to be adjusted for better performance:
l

Thresholds inter-frequency load balancing or inter-RAT load sharing


The thresholds directly determine the probabilities and effectiveness of the two types of
MLB.

Load offset (specified by the CellMLB.LoadOffset parameter)


If the load offset is set to an appropriate value, the probability of ping-pong load transfer
will decrease.

Handover-related parameters
These parameters determine the handover performance for load transfer.

7.7 Troubleshooting
This section provides steps to troubleshoot a possible fault that might occur after MLB is enabled.

Serving Cell Not Initiating Load Information Exchange for Inter-Frequency Load
Balancing
Fault Description
When inter-frequency load balancing is enabled and packet injection is performed for a UE, the
serving cell fails to initiate load information exchange with the neighboring E-UTRAN cells.
Fault Handling
Perform the following steps for troubleshooting:
Step 1 On the M2000 client, start X2 interface tracing task by referring to Inter-Frequency Load
Balancing in 7.4.5 Activation Observation.
Step 2 Check whether the serving eNodeB has sent a RESOURCE STATUS REQUEST message,
which contains information about the neighboring cells involved in load information exchange
with the serving cell. If the eNodeB has not sent this message, then this fault did occur. Go to
Step 3.
Step 3 Run the LST EUTRANINTERFREQNCELL command to check the inter-frequency
neighboring cells of the serving cell.
1.

If at least one neighboring cell is displayed, go to 3.2. Otherwise, configure inter-frequency


neighboring cells and end the troubleshooting procedure.

2.

If all the inter-frequency neighboring cells displayed are intra-eNodeB neighboring cells,
this is a normal condition and no fault handling is required. If all the inter-frequency
neighboring cells displayed are inter-eNodeB neighboring cells, run the DSP
X2INTERFACE command to check the connectivity of the X2 interface. If the X2
interface is functional, go to 3.3. Otherwise, handle the ALM-29204 X2 Interface Fault by
following handling suggestions in the alarm reference.

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If No handover indicator for the neighboring cell is Permit Ho, go to Step 4. Otherwise,
run the MOD EUTRANINTERFREQNCELL command to change it to Permit Ho.

Step 4 Run the LST INTERFREQBLKCELL command to check whether the displayed interfrequency neighboring cells have been blacklisted.
l If all these neighboring cells are blacklisted, this fault occurred because the eNodeB does
not perform MLB on blacklisted cells. No further action is required.
l Otherwise, go to Step 5.
Step 5 On the M2000 client, check whether ALM-29247 Cell PCI Conflict has been reported for the
serving cell.
l If this alarm has been reported, handle the alarm by following handling suggestions in the
alarm reference.
l If this alarm has not been reported, contact Huawei technical support.
----End

Failing to Initiate Inter-RAT Load Sharing with UTRAN for UEs in Connected
Mode
Fault Description
When inter-RAT load sharing with UTRAN for UEs in connected mode is enabled, the
UtranPsHoSwitch(UtranPsHoSwitch) check box under the Handover Mode switch
parameter is selected, and packet injection is performed for UEs, the servicing cell cannot initiate
inter-RAT load sharing to a UTRAN cell for any UE.
Fault Handling
Perform the following steps for troubleshooting:
Step 1 On the M2000 client, start RB usage monitoring by referring to Inter-Frequency Load
Balancing in 7.4.5 Activation Observation.
Step 2 Check whether the RB usage of the serving cell exceeds the sum of Inter-RAT Mobility Load
Balancing Threshold and Load Offset.
l If so, go to Step 3.
l If not, increase the traffic volume of UEs.
Step 3 Check whether the number of uplink synchronized UEs exceeds Inter-RAT Mobility Load
Balancing UE Number Threshold.
l If so, go to Step 4.
l If not, this is not a problem. No further action is required.
Step 4 Run the LST UTRANNCELL command to check whether the inter-RAT neighbor relationship
has been configured on the serving cell.
l If so, contact Huawei technical support.
l If not, configure the inter-RAT neighbor relationship on the serving cell.
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Failing to Initiate Inter-RAT Load Sharing with UTRAN for UEs in Idle Mode
Fault Description
When inter-RAT load sharing with UTRAN for UEs in idle mode is enabled, no UE in the serving
cell can be transferred to a UTRAN cell by cell reselection.
Fault Handling
Perform the following steps for troubleshooting:
Step 1 On the M2000 client, start RB usage monitoring by referring to Inter-Frequency Load
Balancing in 7.4.5 Activation Observation.
Step 2 Check whether the RB usage of the serving cell exceeds the sum of Inter-RAT Mobility Load
Balancing Threshold and Load Offset.
l If so, go to Step 3.
l If not, increase the traffic volume of UEs.
Step 3 Check whether the number of uplink synchronized UEs exceeds Inter-RAT Mobility Load
Balancing UE Number Threshold.
l If so, go to Step 4.
l If not, this is not a problem. No further action is required.
Step 4 Check whether the priorities of E-UTRAN frequencies and those of neighboring UTRAN
frequencies belong to non-overlapping ranges.
l If so, go to Step 5.
l If not, modify the frequency priority configurations.
Step 5 Run the LST UTRANNCELL command to check whether the inter-RAT neighbor relationship
has been configured on the serving cell.
l If so, contact Huawei technical support.
l If not, configure the inter-RAT neighbor relationship on the serving cell.
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Parameters

Table 8-1 Parameter description


MO

Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

CellAlgoSwitch

MlbAlgoSwitch

MOD
CELLALGOS
WITCH

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

LST
CELLALGOS
WITCH

LOFD-001044 /
TDLOFD-0010
44

Meaning:Indicates the
switches used to
enable or disable
load balancing
algorithms,
including the
switches which
are used to
control the intrafrequency, intrafrequency idle,
and interfrequency load
balancing
algorithms,
blind interfrequency load
balancing
algorithms, and
UTRAN,
UTRAN idle,
GERAN,
CDMA2000 and
LoadInfo load
sharing
algorithms. If
one switch is
turned on, the
corresponding
algorithm is

LOFD-001045 /
TDLOFD-0010
45
LOFD-001057

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MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
enabled to
balance or share
the loads
between
neighboring
cells of the
specified
category. If
IntraFreqMlbSwitch is set to
On, intrafrequency load
balancing is
enabled and
therefore
IntraFreqIdleMlbSwitch
becomes valid.
If
IntraFreqMlbSwitch is set to
Off, intrafrequency load
balancing is
disabled and
therefore
IntraFreqIdleMlbSwitch
does not take
effect. This
parameter will
be removed in
later versions. In
this version, the
setting of this
parameter is still
synchronized
between the
M2000 and the
eNodeB, but it is
no longer used
internally.
Therefore, avoid
using this
parameter. If
InterFreqMlbSwitch is set to
On, inter-

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Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
frequency load
balancing is
enabled. If
InterFreqMlbSwitch is set to
Off, interfrequency load
balancing is
disabled. If
UtranMlbSwitc
h is set to On,
load sharing
with UTRAN is
enabled. If
UtranMlbSwitc
h is set to Off,
load sharing
with UTRAN is
disabled. If
GeranMlbSwitc
h is set to On,
load sharing
with GERAN is
enabled. If
GeranMlbSwitc
h is set to Off,
load sharing
with GERAN is
disabled. If
CdmaMlbSwitc
h is set to On,
load sharing
with
CDMA2000 is
enabled. If
CdmaMlbSwitc
h is set to Off,
load sharing
with
CDMA2000 is
disabled. This
parameter will
be removed in
later versions. In
this version, the
setting of this
parameter is still
synchronized

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Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
between the
M2000 and the
eNodeB, but it is
no longer used
internally.
Therefore, avoid
using this
parameter. If
both IntraFreqIdleMlbSwitch
and
IntraFreqMlbSwitch are set to
On, intrafrequency load
balancing for
UEs in idle
mode is enabled.
Otherwise,
intra-frequency
idle load
balancing for
UEs in idle
mode is
disabled. This
parameter will
be removed in
later versions. In
this version, the
setting of this
parameter is still
synchronized
between the
M2000 and the
eNodeB, but it is
no longer used
internally.
Therefore, avoid
using this
parameter. If
UtranIdleMlbSwitch is set to
On, load sharing
with UTRAN
for UEs in idle
mode is enabled.
If
UtranIdleMlbS-

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Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
witch is set to
Off, load sharing
with UTRAN
for UEs in idle
mode is
disabled. If
MlbLoadInfoSwitch is set to
On, whether the
load sharing
between an EUTRAN cell
and an interRAT cell is
performed based
on load of the
inter-RAT cell.
If
MlbLoadInfoSwitch is set to
Off, load of an
inter-RAT cell is
not considered
when the load
sharing between
an E-UTRAN
cell and the
inter-RAT cell is
performed. In
load sharing
between an EUTRAN cell
and an interRAT cell based
on load of the
inter-RAT cell,
the inter-RAT
cell must be a
UTRAN cell. If
MlbLoadInfoSwitch and
UtranMlbSwitc
h are both set to
On, the UTRAN
cells with the
UMTS cell load
status parameter
set to Normal

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Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
among all the
UTRAN cells
whose load
status is
obtained are
considered as
target cells in
load sharing
between an EUTRAN cell
and a UTRAN
cell. When
InterFreqBlindMlbSwitc
h is set to On, the
blind interfrequency MLB
is enabled.
When InterFreqBlindMlbSwitc
h is set to Off,
the blind interfrequency MLB
is disabled.InterFreqBlindMlbSwitch and
InterFreqMlbSwitch cannot be
set to On
simultaneously.
GUI Value
Range:IntraFreqMlbSwitch
(IntraFreqMlbSwitch),
InterFreqMlbSwitch
(InterFreqMlbSwitch),
UtranMlbSwitc
h
(UtranMlbSwitc
h),
GeranMlbSwitc
h
(GeranMlbSwit
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MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
CdmaMlbSwitc
h
(CdmaMlbSwit
ch), IntraFreqIdleMlbSwitch
(IntraFreqIdleMlbSwitch),
UtranIdleMlbSwitch
(UtranIdleMlbS
witch),
MlbLoadInfoSwitch
(MlbLoadInfoSwitch),
InterFreqBlindMlbSwitc
h(InterFreqBlindMlbSwitc
h)
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:IntraFreqMlbSwitch,
InterFreqMlbSwitch,
UtranMlbSwitc
h,
GeranMlbSwitc
h,
CdmaMlbSwitc
h, IntraFreqIdleMlbSwitch,
UtranIdleMlbSwitch,
MlbLoadInfoSwitch,
InterFreqBlindMlbSwitc
h
Default
Value:IntraFreq
MlbSwitch:Off,
InterFreqMlbS
witch:Off,
UtranMlbSwitc
h:Off,

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Parameter ID

8 Parameters

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
GeranMlbSwitc
h:Off,
CdmaMlbSwitc
h:Off,
IntraFreqIdleMl
bSwitch:Off,
UtranIdleMlbS
witch:Off,
MlbLoadInfoS
witch:Off,
InterFreqBlind
MlbSwitch:Off

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

CellAlgoSwitch

MlbHoMode

MOD
CELLALGOS
WITCH

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

LST
CELLALGOS
WITCH

LOFD-001044 /
TD
LOFD-001044

Meaning:Indicates whether to
enable or disable
handovers
triggered by the
load balancing
algorithm, based
on which the
eNodeB
determines
handover
policies. When a
load-based
handover to an
inter-frequency
neighboring cell
in E-UTRAN is
to be performed,
the interfrequency blind
handover is
preferentially
performed if
InterFreqMlbBlindHo is set to
ON, and the
inter-frequency
blind handover
is not performed
if InterFreqMlbBlindHo is set to
OFF. When a
load-based
handover from
an E-UTRAN
cell to a UTRAN
or GERAN cell
is to be
performed, the
inter-RAT blind
handover is
preferentially
performed if
InterRatMlbBlindHo is set to
ON, and the
inter-RAT blind
handover is not

LOFD-001045 /
TDLOFD-0010
45

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Inter-RAT Load
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Description
performed if
InterRatMlbBlindHo is set to
OFF.
GUI Value
Range:InterFreqMlbBlindH
o(InterFreqMlbBlindHo),
InterRatMlbBlindHo
(InterRatMlbBlindHo)
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:InterFreqMlbBlindH
o, InterRatMlbBlindHo
Default
Value:InterFreq
MlbBlindHo:Of
f,
InterRatMlbBli
ndHo:Off

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MO

Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

CellMLB

LoadTransferFa
ctor

MOD
CELLMLB

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the control


factor for the
amount of a
single load
transfer. The
value of this
parameter has an
impact on the
efficiency of
MLB algorithm
and the
algorithm to
prevent pingpong load
transfer.

LST CELLMLB

GUI Value
Range:0~100
Unit:%
Actual Value
Range:0~100
Default Value:0

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

CellMLB

InterRatMlbThd

MOD
CELLMLB

LOFD-001044 /
TDLOFD-0010
44

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to
UTRAN

LOFD-001045 /
TDLOFD-0010
45

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to
GERAN

Meaning:Indicates the
threshold for
triggering interRAT load
balancing. Load
balancing
between the cell
and its interRAT
neighboring cell
is triggered if the
cell load
exceeds the sum
of this threshold
and the offset,
and is stopped if
the cell load falls
below this
threshold.

LST CELLMLB

GUI Value
Range:1~100
Unit:%
Actual Value
Range:1~100
Default Value:
75

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

CellMLB

InterRatMlbUeNumThd

MOD
CELLMLB

LOFD-001044 /
TDLOFD-0010
44

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to
UTRAN

Meaning:Indicates the
threshold of the
number of
uplinksynchronized
UEs for
triggering interRAT load
sharing. Load
balancing
between the cell
and its
neighboring
inter-RAT cell is
triggered if the
number of
uplinksynchronized
UEs in the cell
exceeds this
threshold, and is
stopped if the
number of
uplink
synchronized
UEs falls below
this threshold.
The threshold
for the number
of uplinksynchronized
UEs equals the
GUI value
multiplied by
1000 and 1%.
For example, a
GUI value of 1
means that the
threshold for the
number of
uplinksynchronized
UEs is 10 (that
is, 1000 x 1%), a
GUI value of 2
means that the
threshold for the

LST CELLMLB

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Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
number of
uplinksynchronized
UEs is 20, and a
GUI value of 10
means that the
number of
uplinksynchronized
UEs is 100.
However, if the
GUI values are
100 and 99, the
thresholds for
the numbers of
uplinksynchronized
UEs are 1 and 2,
respectively.
GUI Value
Range:1~100
Unit:%
Actual Value
Range:1~100
Default Value:
15

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

CellMLB

InitValidPeriod

MOD
CELLMLB

LOFD-001044 /
TDLOFD-0010
44

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to
UTRAN

Meaning:Indicates the
standard valid
duration for load
sharing with
universal
terrestrial radio
access network
(UTRAN) for
UEs in idle
mode. The
actual duration
increases on the
basis of a
standard valid
duration with
the increase of
the number of
uplinksynchronized
UEs.

LST CELLMLB

GUI Value
Range:1~30
Unit:s
Actual Value
Range:1~30
Default Value:
10

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

ENodeBAlgoS
witch

HoModeSwitch

MOD
ENODEBALG
OSWITCH

LOFD-001022 /
TDLOFD-0010
22

SRVCC to
UTRAN

LST
ENODEBALG
OSWITCH

LOFD-001023 /
TDLOFD-0010
23

Meaning:Indicates the
switches
corresponding
to the inputs
based on which
the eNodeB
determines
handover
policies.
EutranVoipCap
Switch: This
switch will be
removed in later
versions. In this
version, the
setting of this
switch is still
synchronized
between the
M2000 and the
eNodeB, but it is
no longer used
internally.
Therefore, avoid
using this
switch.
UtranVoipCapS
witch: If this
switch is turned
on, UTRAN
supports VoIP.
If this switch is
turned off,
UTRAN does
not support
VoIP.
GeranVoipCapS
witch: If this
switch is turned
on, GERAN
supports VoIP.
If this switch is
turned off,
GERAN does
not support
VoIP.
Cdma1xRttVoip

LOFD-001033 /
TDLOFD-0010
33
LOFD-001034 /
TDLOFD-0010
34
LOFD-001019 /
TDLOFD-0010
19
LOFD-001020 /
TDLOFD-0010
20
LOFD-001021 /
TDLOFD-0010
21
TDLOFD-0010
52
TDLOFD-0010
88
TDLOFD-0010
43
TDLOFD-0010
72
TDLOFD-0010
46
TDLOFD-0010
73

SRVCC to
GERAN
CS Fallback to
UTRAN
CS Fallback to
GERAN
PS Inter-RAT
Mobility
between EUTRAN and
UTRAN
PS Inter-RAT
Mobility
between EUTRAN and
GERAN
PS Inter-RAT
Mobility
between EUTRAN and
CDMA2000
Flash CS
Fallback to
UTRAN
CS Fallback
Steering to
UTRAN
Service based
Inter-RAT
handover to
UTRAN
Distance based
Inter-RAT
handover to
UTRAN
Service based
Inter-RAT
handover to
GERAN
Distance based
Inter-RAT

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Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

handover to
GERAN

CapSwitch: If
this switch is
turned on,
CDMA2000
1xRTT supports
VoIP. If this
switch is turned
off, CDMA2000
1xRTT does not
support VoIP.
UtranPsHoSwit
ch: If this switch
is turned on,
UTRAN
supports PS
handovers. If
this switch is
turned off,
UTRAN does
not support PS
handovers.
GeranPsHoSwit
ch: If this switch
is turned on,
GERAN
supports PS
handovers. If
this switch is
turned off,
GERAN does
not support PS
handovers.
CdmaHrpdNon
OtpimisedHoSwitch: If this
switch is turned
on, nonoptimized
handovers to
CDMA2000
HRPD are
enabled. If this
switch is turned
off, nonoptimized
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Parameter ID

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MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
disabled.
CdmaHrpdOpti
misedHoSwitch
: If this switch is
turned on,
optimized
handovers to
CDMA2000
HRPD are
enabled. If this
switch is turned
off, optimized
handovers to
CDMA2000
HRPD are
disabled.
GeranNaccSwit
ch: This switch
does not take
effect if
GeranCcoSwitc
h is disabled. If
this switch is
turned on,
GERAN
supports
network assisted
cell change
(NACC). If this
switch is turned
off, GERAN
does not support
NACC.
GeranCcoSwitc
h: If this switch
is turned on,
GERAN
supports cell
change order
(CCO). If this
switch is turned
off, GERAN
does not support
CCO.
UtranSrvccSwit
ch: If this switch
is turned on,
UTRAN

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Parameter ID

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MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
supports single
radio voice call
continuity
(SRVCC). If this
switch is turned
off, UTRAN
does not support
SRVCC.
GeranSrvccSwit
ch: If this switch
is turned on,
GERAN
supports
SRVCC. If this
switch is turned
off, GERAN
does not support
SRVCC.
Cdma1xRttSrvc
cSwitch: If this
switch is turned
on, CDMA2000
1xRTT supports
SRVCC. If this
switch is turned
off, CDMA2000
1xRTT does not
support
SRVCC.
UtranRedirectSwitch: If this
switch is turned
on, redirection
to UTRAN is
enabled. If this
switch is turned
off, redirection
to UTRAN is
disabled.
GeranRedirectS
witch: If this
switch is turned
on, redirection
to GERAN is
enabled. If this
switch is turned
off, redirection
to GERAN is

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Parameter ID

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MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
disabled.
CdmaHrpdRedi
rectSwitch: If
this switch is
turned on,
redirection to
CDMA2000
HRPD is
enabled. If this
switch is turned
off, redirection
to CDMA2000
HRPD is
disabled.
Cdma1xRttRedi
rectSwitch: If
this switch is
turned on,
redirection to
CDMA2000
1xRTT is
enabled. If this
switch is turned
off, redirection
to CDMA2000
1xRTT is
disabled.
BlindHoSwitch:
If this switch is
turned on, blind
handovers for
CSFB are
enabled. If this
switch is turned
off, blind
handovers for
CSFB are
disabled.
LcsSrvccSwitch
: If this switch is
turned on, an
SRVCC
procedure is
triggered when a
UE receives a
CSFB
instruction
during a VoIP

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MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
service. If this
switch is turned
off, an SRVCC
procedure is not
triggered when a
UE receives a
CSFB
instruction
during a VoIP
service.
AutoGapSwitch
: If this switch is
turned on and
UEs support
automatic
measurement
gap
configurations
on the target
frequency, the
eNodeB does
not deliver gap
configurations
to UEs. If this
switch is turned
off, the eNodeB
delivers gap
configurations
to UEs during all
inter-frequency
and inter-RAT
measurements.
GUI Value
Range:EutranVoipCapSwitch
(EutranVoipCap
Switch),
UtranVoipCapS
witch
(UtranVoipCap
Switch),
GeranVoipCapS
witch
(GeranVoipCap
Switch),
Cdma1xRttVoip
CapSwitch

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Parameter ID

8 Parameters

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
(Cdma1xRttVoi
pCapSwitch),
UtranPsHoSwit
ch
(UtranPsHoSwit
ch),
GeranPsHoSwit
ch
(GeranPsHoSwi
tch),
CdmaHrpdNon
OtpimisedHoSwitch
(CdmaHrpdNon
OtpimisedHoSwitch),
CdmaHrpdOpti
misedHoSwitch
(CdmaHrpdOpti
misedHoSwitch
),
GeranNaccSwit
ch
(GeranNaccSwi
tch),
GeranCcoSwitc
h
(GeranCcoSwit
ch),
UtranSrvccSwit
ch
(UtranSrvccSwitch),
GeranSrvccSwit
ch
(GeranSrvccSwitch),
Cdma1xRttSrvc
cSwitch
(Cdma1xRttSrv
ccSwitch),
UtranRedirectSwitch
(UtranRedirectS
witch),
GeranRedirectS
witch
(GeranRedirect

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Parameter ID

8 Parameters

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
Switch),
CdmaHrpdRedi
rectSwitch
(CdmaHrpdRed
irectSwitch),
Cdma1xRttRedi
rectSwitch
(Cdma1xRttRed
irectSwitch),
BlindHoSwitch
(BlindHoSwitch
),
LcsSrvccSwitch
(LcsSrvccSwitc
h),
AutoGapSwitch
(AutoGapSwitc
h)
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:EutranVoipCapSwitch
,
UtranVoipCapS
witch,
GeranVoipCapS
witch,
Cdma1xRttVoip
CapSwitch,
UtranPsHoSwit
ch,
GeranPsHoSwit
ch,
CdmaHrpdNon
OtpimisedHoSwitch,
CdmaHrpdOpti
misedHoSwitch
,
GeranNaccSwit
ch,
GeranCcoSwitc
h,
UtranSrvccSwit
ch,
GeranSrvccSwit
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Parameter ID

8 Parameters

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
Cdma1xRttSrvc
cSwitch,
UtranRedirectSwitch,
GeranRedirectS
witch,
CdmaHrpdRedi
rectSwitch,
Cdma1xRttRedi
rectSwitch,
BlindHoSwitch,
LcsSrvccSwitch
,
AutoGapSwitch
Default
Value:EutranVo
ipCapSwitch:O
n,
UtranVoipCapS
witch:Off,
GeranVoipCapS
witch:Off,
Cdma1xRttVoip
CapSwitch:Off,
UtranPsHoSwit
ch:Off,
GeranPsHoSwit
ch:Off,
CdmaHrpdNon
OtpimisedHoS
witch:Off,
CdmaHrpdOpti
misedHoSwitch
:Off,
GeranNaccSwit
ch:Off,
GeranCcoSwitc
h:Off,
UtranSrvccSwit
ch:Off,
GeranSrvccSwit
ch:Off,
Cdma1xRttSrvc
cSwitch:Off,
UtranRedirectS
witch:Off,
GeranRedirectS

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Parameter ID

8 Parameters

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
witch:Off,
CdmaHrpdRedi
rectSwitch:Off,
Cdma1xRttRedi
rectSwitch:Off,
BlindHoSwitch:
Off,
LcsSrvccSwitch
:Off,
AutoGapSwitch
:Off

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MO

Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

CellMLB

MlbUeSelectPrbThd

MOD
CELLMLB

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the PRB


usage threshold
of a UE in the
inter-frequency
MLB. When the
MlbTriggerMod
e parameter is
set to
PRB_ONLY,
the UE whose
the PRB usage
with the load
balancing in
downlink or
uplink is larger
than the
MlbUeSelectPrbThd
parameter value
and the PRB
usage with the
load balancing
in the reserve
direction (uplink
or downlink) is
less than the
MlbUeSelectPrbThd
parameter value
is selected.
When the
MlbTriggerMod
e parameter is
set to
UE_NUMBER_
ONLY, the UE
whose PRB
usage is less than
the MlbUeSelectPrbThd
parameter value
is selected.
When
MlbTriggerMod
e parameter is
set to
PRB_OR_UE_

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Parameter ID

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MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
NUMBER, a
related UE is
selected based
on the scenario
where the interfrequency MLB
is triggered the
number of UEs
in the serving
cell. The
parameter only
applies to blind
inter-frequency
MLB in this
version.
GUI Value
Range:0~50
Unit:%
Actual Value
Range:0~50
Default Value:2

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MO

Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

CellMLB

MlbTriggerMod
e

MOD
CELLMLB

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the mode


to trigger MLB.
PRB_ONLY:
Indicates that
the interfrequency MLB
is triggered by
PRB usage.
UE_NUMBER_
ONLY:
Indicates that
the interfrequency MLB
is triggered by
the number of
UEs in the
serving cell.
PRB_OR_UE_
NUMBER:
Indicates that
blind interfrequency MLB
is triggered by
either the PRB
usage or the
number of UEs
in the serving
cell. The
MlbTriggerMod
e parameter only
applies to blind
inter-frequency
MLB in this
version.

LST CELLMLB

GUI Value
Range:PRB_O
NLY
(PrbMode),
UE_NUMBER_
ONLY
(UeNumMode),
PRB_OR_UE_
NUMBER
(PrbOrUeNum
Mode)
Unit:None

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Parameter ID

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MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
Actual Value
Range:PRB_O
NLY,
UE_NUMBER_
ONLY,
PRB_OR_UE_
NUMBER
Default
Value:PRB_ON
LY(PrbMode)

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MO

Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

CellMLB

InterFreqMlbUe
NumThd

MOD
CELLMLB

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the
threshold of
maximum
number of ULsynchronized
users when the
MLB is
triggered by the
number of UEs
in the serving
cell. When the
number of ULsynchronized
users in the
serving cell
exceeds the sum
of the
InterFreqMlbUe
NumThd
parameter value
and the
MlbUeNumOffs
et parameter
value, interfrequency MLB
is
triggered.When
the number of
ULsynchronized
users in the
serving cell is
less than the
InterFreqMlbUe
NumThd
parameter value,
the interfrequency MLB
stops. The
InterFreqMlbUe
NumThd
parameter only
applies to blind
inter-frequency
MLB in this
version.

LST CELLMLB

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
GUI Value
Range:1~10000
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:1~10000
Default Value:
100

CellMLB

MlbUeNumOffs
et

MOD
CELLMLB
LST CELLMLB

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the offset


of the number of
ULsynchronized
users for
triggering the
inter-frequency
MLB. The interfrequency MLB
is triggered
when the
number of ULsynchronized
users exceeds
the sum of the
InterFreqMlbUe
NumThd
parameter value
and the
MlbUeNumOffs
et parameter
value. The
MlbUeNumOffs
et parameter
only applies to
blind interfrequency MLB
in this version.
GUI Value
Range:0~10000
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:0~10000
Default Value:
20

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

CellMLB

MlbMaxUeNu
m

MOD
CELLMLB

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the
maximum
number of UEs
that can be
handed over to
the interfrequency cell in
the interfrequency MLB.
This parameter
aims to avoid too
many UEs being
handed over to
the interfrequency cell at
a time, and
therefore the
impact on the
inter-frequency
cell is reduced.
The
MlbMaxUeNu
m parameter
only applies to
blind interfrequency MLB
in this version.

LST CELLMLB

GUI Value
Range:1~20
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:1~20
Default Value:5

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

EutranInterNFre
q

MlbTargetInd

ADD
EUTRANINTE
RNFREQ

LBFD-0020180
2/
TDLBFD-0020
1802

Coverage Based
Inter-frequency
Handover

Meaning:Indicates whether an
inter-frequency
is allowed to
function as the
target frequency
in the interfrequency MLB.
When this
parameter is set
to ALLOWED,
an interfrequency can
function as the
target frequency
in the interfrequency MLB.
When this
parameter is set
to
NOT_ALLOW
ED, an interfrequency
cannot function
as the target
frequency in the
inter-frequency
MLB. This
parameter
applies only to
inter-frequency
blind MLB in
the current
version.

MOD
EUTRANINTE
RNFREQ
LST
EUTRANINTE
RNFREQ

GUI Value
Range:NOT_A
LLOWED
(NOT_ALLOW
ED),
ALLOWED
(ALLOWED)
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:NOT_A
LLOWED,
ALLOWED

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
Default
Value:ALLOW
ED
(ALLOWED)

CellMLB

InterFreqMlbTh
d

MOD
CELLMLB
LST CELLMLB

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the
threshold for
triggering interfrequency load
balancing. Load
balancing
between the cell
and its interfrequency
neighboring cell
is triggered if the
cell load
exceeds the sum
of this threshold
and the offset,
and is stopped if
the cell load falls
below this
threshold.
GUI Value
Range:1~100
Unit:%
Actual Value
Range:1~100
Default Value:
60

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

CellMLB

LoadOffset

MOD
CELLMLB

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the offset


used in the
evaluation of
whether to
trigger load
balancing. To
prevent load
fluctuations
from frequently
triggering or
stopping load
balancing, an
offset needs to
be set. That is, a
specific load
balancing action
is taken only if
the cell load
exceeds the sum
of the
corresponding
load balancing
threshold and
this offset.

LST CELLMLB

LOFD-001044 /
TDLOFD-0010
44
LOFD-001045 /
TDLOFD-0010
45

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to
UTRAN
Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to
GERAN

GUI Value
Range:0~50
Unit:%
Actual Value
Range:0~50
Default Value:8

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

EutranInterFreqNCell

NoHoFlag

ADD
EUTRANINTE
RFREQNCELL

LBFD-0020180
2/
TDLBFD-0020
1802

Coverage Based
Inter-frequency
Handover

Meaning:Indicates whether
handovers of
UEs to the
neighboring cell
are prohibited.

MOD
EUTRANINTE
RFREQNCELL
LST
EUTRANINTE
RFREQNCELL

LBFD-0020180
4/
TDLBFD-0020
1804
LBFD-0020180
5/
TDLBFD-0020
1805

Distance Based
Inter-frequency
Handover
Service Based
Inter-frequency
Handover
Cell Outage
Detection and
Compensation

LOFD-002012 /
TDLOFD-0020
12

GUI Value
Range:PERMIT
_HO_ENUM
(Permit Ho),
FORBID_HO_
ENUM(Forbid
Ho)
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:PERMIT
_HO_ENUM,
FORBID_HO_
ENUM
Default
Value:PERMIT
_HO_ENUM
(Permit Ho)

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

CellMLB

LoadDiffThd

MOD
CELLMLB

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the
threshold of load
difference
between two
cells for load
balancing. If the
load difference
between two
cells exceeds
this threshold,
the eNodeB
determines that
load imbalance
occurs and
therefore
initiates load
balancing
between the
cells. If the load
difference
between cells
falls below this
threshold, the
eNodeB
determines that
load imbalance
is resolved and
therefore stops
load balancing
between the
cells.

LST CELLMLB

LOFD-001044 /
TDLOFD-0010
44
LOFD-001045 /
TDLOFD-0010
45

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to
UTRAN
Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to
GERAN

GUI Value
Range:1~50
Unit:%
Actual Value
Range:1~50
Default Value:
15

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

InterFreqHoGro
up

InterFreqLoadB
asedHoA4ThdR
srp

ADD
INTERFREQH
OGROUP

LBFD-0020180
5/
TDLBFD-0020
1805

Service Based
Inter-frequency
Handover

Meaning:Indicates the RSRP


threshold for
event A4 related
to load-based
inter-frequency
handover. When
the measured
RSRP value
exceeds this
threshold, an
inter-frequency
measurement
report will be
sent. The value
-141 does not
take effect and is
reserved for
forward
compatibility. If
this parameter is
set to -141, the
value -140 is
used as the
threshold in
implementation.
The value of this
parameter is also
used as the
RSRP threshold
for event A4
related to
frequencypriority-based or
service-based
inter-frequency
handover.

MOD
INTERFREQH
OGROUP
LST
INTERFREQH
OGROUP

GUI Value
Range:-141~-43
Unit:dBm
Actual Value
Range:-141~-43
Default
Value:-103

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

SpidCfg

InterFreqMlbSwitch

ADD SPIDCFG

LOFD-0010540
1/
TDLOFD-0010
5401

Camp &
Handover Based
on SPID

Meaning:Indicates whether to
enable or disable
inter-frequency
load balancing
for the SPID.
The values
TRUE or
FALSE indicate
that interfrequency load
balancing is
allowed or
prohibited for
UEs with the
SPID,
respectively.

MOD SPIDCFG
LST SPIDCFG

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

GUI Value
Range:FALSE
(FALSE),
TRUE(TRUE)
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:FALSE,
TRUE
Default
Value:TRUE
(TRUE)

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

InterRatHoUtranGroup

LdSvBasedHoU
tranB1ThdEcn0

ADD
INTERRATHO
UTRANGROU
P

LOFD-001043

Service based
inter-RAT
handover to
UTRAN

Meaning:Indicates the Ec/N0


threshold for
event B1 related
to load- or
service-based
inter-RAT
handover to
UTRAN. This
parameter
specifies the
requirement for
Ec/N0 of the
target UTRAN
cell. When the
measurement
value exceeds
this threshold, a
measurement
report may be
sent. For a cell
with large signal
fading variance,
set this
parameter to a
large value to
prevent
unnecessary
handovers. For a
cell with small
signal fading
variance, set this
parameter to a
small value to
ensure timely
handovers.

MOD
INTERRATHO
UTRANGROU
P

TDLOFD-0010
22

SRVCC to
UTRAN

LST
INTERRATHO
UTRANGROU
P

GUI Value
Range:-48~0
Unit:0.5dB
Actual Value
Range:-24~0,
step:0.5
Default
Value:-18

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

InterRatHoGeranGroup

LdSvBasedHoG
eranB1Thd

ADD
INTERRATHO
GERANGROU
P

LOFD-001046 /
TDLOFD-0010
46

Service based
inter-RAT
handover to
GERAN

Meaning:Indicates the RSSI


threshold for
event B1 related
to load- or
service-based
inter-RAT
handover to
GERAN. When
the measured
RSSI value
exceeds this
threshold, a
measurement
report will be
sent.

MOD
INTERRATHO
GERANGROU
P
LST
INTERRATHO
GERANGROU
P

GUI Value
Range:-110~-48
Unit:dBm
Actual Value
Range:-110~-48
Default
Value:-98

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

SpidCfg

InterRatMlbSwitch

ADD SPIDCFG

LOFD-0010540
1/
TDLOFD-0010
5401

Camp &
Handover Based
on SPID

Meaning:Indicates whether to
enable or disable
inter-RAT load
sharing for the
SPID. The
values TRUE or
FALSE indicate
that inter-RAT
load sharing is
allowed or
prohibited for
UEs with the
SPID,
respectively.

MOD SPIDCFG
LST SPIDCFG

LOFD-001044 /
TDLOFD-0010
44
LOFD-001045 /
TDLOFD-0010
45

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to
UTRAN
Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to
GERAN

GUI Value
Range:FALSE
(FALSE),
TRUE(TRUE)
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:FALSE,
TRUE
Default
Value:TRUE
(TRUE)

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

RrcConnStateTi
mer

T320ForLoadB
alance

MOD
RRCCONNST
ATETIMER

None

None

Meaning:Indicates the length


of timer T320
for load
balancing. T320
specifies the
time period
during which the
dedicated
priorities (used
for cell
reselection)
retain valid. The
time period is
contained in the
RRCConnection
Release
message that is
received by the
UE. After T320
expires, the
dedicated
priorities
become invalid.
This timer is
started when the
UE receives an
RRCConnection
Release
message
containing the
t320 IE. This
timer is stopped
when the UE
enters the
RRC_CONNEC
TED mode.

LST
RRCCONNST
ATETIMER

GUI Value
Range:min5(5),
min10(10),
min20(20),
min30(30),
min60(60),
min120(120),
min180(180)
Unit:min

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description
Actual Value
Range:min5,
min10, min20,
min30, min60,
min120, min180
Default
Value:min10
(10)

InterRatHoUtranGroup

LdSvBasedHoU
tranB1ThdRscp

ADD
INTERRATHO
UTRANGROU
P
MOD
INTERRATHO
UTRANGROU
P

LOFD-001043
TDLOFD-0010
22

Service based
inter-RAT
handover to
UTRAN
SRVCC to
UTRAN

LST
INTERRATHO
UTRANGROU
P

Meaning:Indicates the RSCP


threshold for
event B1 related
to load- or
service-based
inter-RAT
handover to
UTRAN. This
parameter
specifies the
requirement for
RSCP of the
target UTRAN
cell. When the
measurement
value exceeds
this threshold, a
measurement
report will be
sent.
GUI Value
Range:-120~-25
Unit:dBm
Actual Value
Range:-120~-25
Default
Value:-101

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MO

Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

CellAlgoSwitch

LocalCellId

LST
CELLALGOS
WITCH

None

None

Meaning:Indicates the local


ID of the cell. It
uniquely
identifies a cell
within a BS.

MOD
CELLALGOS
WITCH

GUI Value
Range:0~17
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:0~17
Default
Value:None
CellMLB

LocalCellId

LST CELLMLB

None

None

MOD
CELLMLB

Meaning:Indicates the local


ID of the cell. It
uniquely
identifies a cell
within a BS.
GUI Value
Range:0~17
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:0~17
Default
Value:None

SpidCfg

Spid

ADD SPIDCFG
LST SPIDCFG
MOD SPIDCFG
RMV SPIDCFG

LOFD-0010540
1/
TDLOFD-0010
5401
LOFD-001059 /
TDLOFD-0010
59

Camp &
Handover Based
on SPID
UL Preallocation Based
on SPID

Meaning:Indicates the
subscriber
profile ID
(SPID).
GUI Value
Range:1~256
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:1~256
Default
Value:None

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MO

Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

SpidCfg

RatFreqPriorityInd

ADD SPIDCFG

LOFD-0010540
1/
TDLOFD-0010
5401

Camp &
Handover Based
on SPID

Meaning:Indicates whether to
set the priority
for the intraRAT frequency
group. If this
parameter is set
to CFG(CFG),
UEs select the
target frequency
based on the
priority setting.
If this parameter
is set to
NOT_CFG
(NOT_CFG),
UEs do not
select the target
frequency based
on the priority
setting.

MOD SPIDCFG
LST SPIDCFG

GUI Value
Range:NOT_CF
G(NOT_CFG),
CFG(CFG)
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:NOT_CF
G, CFG
Default
Value:NOT_CF
G(NOT_CFG)
SpidCfg

RatFreqPriorityGroupId

ADD SPIDCFG
MOD SPIDCFG
LST SPIDCFG

LOFD-0010540
1/
TDLOFD-0010
5401

Camp &
Handover Based
on SPID

Meaning:Indicates the ID of
the intra-RAT
frequency
priority group.
GUI Value
Range:0~255
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:0~255
Default Value:0

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

TLDRALG

TRMULLDRT
RGTH

SET TLDRALG

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the
threshold for
triggering the
UL high load. If
the ratio of the
UL transport
load to the UL
transport
bandwidth of the
BS keeps above
this threshold
for a period of
hysteresis, the
UL transport
load of the BS
enters the highload state. In UL
high-load state,
the BS sends a
UL S1 TNL
Load Indicator,
which is set to
HighLoad, to
each
neighboring BS
through the X2
interface.

LST TLDRALG

GUI Value
Range:0~100
Unit:%
Actual Value
Range:0~100
Default Value:
70

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Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

TLDRALG

TRMDLLDRT
RGTH

SET TLDRALG

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the
threshold for
triggering the
DL high load. If
the ratio of the
DL transport
load to the DL
transport
bandwidth of the
BS keeps above
this threshold
for a period of
hysteresis, the
DL transport
load of the BS
enters the highload state. In DL
high-load state,
the BS sends a
DL S1 TNL
Load Indicator,
which is set to
HighLoad, to
each
neighboring BS
through the X2
interface.

LST TLDRALG

GUI Value
Range:0~100
Unit:%
Actual Value
Range:0~100
Default Value:
70

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MO

Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

TLDRALG

TRMULLDRC
LRTH

SET TLDRALG

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the
threshold for
clearing the UL
high load. If the
ratio of the UL
transport load to
the UL transport
bandwidth of the
BS keeps below
this threshold
for a period of
hysteresis, the
UL transport
load of the BS
enters the
medium-load
state. In UL
medium load
state, the BS
sends a UL S1
TNL Load
Indicator, which
is set to
MediumLoad, to
each
neighboring BS
through the X2
interface.

LST TLDRALG

GUI Value
Range:0~100
Unit:%
Actual Value
Range:0~100
Default Value:
65

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MO

Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

TLDRALG

TRMDLLDRC
LRTH

SET TLDRALG

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the
threshold for
clearing the DL
high load. If the
ratio of the
transport load to
the transmission
bandwidth in
DL of the BS
keeps below this
threshold for a
period of time,
the DL transport
load of the BS
enters the
medium-load
state. In DL
medium-load
state, the BS
sends a DL S1
TNL Load
Indicator, which
is set to
MediumLoad, to
each
neighboring BS
through the X2
interface.

LST TLDRALG

GUI Value
Range:0~100
Unit:%
Actual Value
Range:0~100
Default Value:
65

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MO

Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

TLDRALG

TRMULMLDT
RGTH

SET TLDRALG

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the
threshold for
triggering the
UL medium
load. If the ratio
of the UL
transport load to
the UL transport
bandwidth of the
BS is above this
threshold, the
UL transport
load of the BS
enters the
medium-load
state. In UL
medium-load
state, the BS
sends a UL S1
TNL Load
Indicator, which
is set to
MediumLoad, to
each
neighboring BS
through the X2
interface.

LST TLDRALG

GUI Value
Range:0~100
Unit:%
Actual Value
Range:0~100
Default Value:
50

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MO

Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

TLDRALG

TRMDLMLDT
RGTH

SET TLDRALG

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the
threshold for
triggering the
DL medium
load. If the ratio
of the DL
transport load to
the DL transport
bandwidth of the
BS is above this
threshold, the
DL transport
load of the BS
enters the
medium-load
state. In DL
medium-load
state, the BS
sends a DL S1
TNL Load
Indicator, which
is set to
MediumLoad, to
each
neighboring BS
through the X2
interface.

LST TLDRALG

GUI Value
Range:0~100
Unit:%
Actual Value
Range:0~100
Default Value:
50

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MO

Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

TLDRALG

TRMULMLDC
LRTH

SET TLDRALG

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the
threshold for
clearing the UL
medium load. If
the ratio of the
UL transport
load to the UL
transport
bandwidth of the
BS is below this
threshold, the
UL transport
load of the BS
enters the lowload state. In UL
low-load state,
the BS sends a
UL S1 TNL
Load Indicator,
which is set to
LowLoad, to
each
neighboring BS
through the X2
interface.

LST TLDRALG

GUI Value
Range:0~100
Unit:%
Actual Value
Range:0~100
Default Value:
45

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MO

Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

TLDRALG

TRMDLMLDC
LRTH

SET TLDRALG

LOFD-001032 /
TDLOFD-0010
32

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

Meaning:Indicates the
threshold for
clearing the DL
medium load. If
the ratio of the
DL transport
load to the DL
transport
bandwidth of the
BS is below this
threshold, the
DL transport
load of the BS
enters the lowload state. In DL
low-load state,
the BS sends a
DL S1 TNL
Load Indicator,
which is set to
LowLoad, to
each
neighboring BS
through the X2
interface.

LST TLDRALG

GUI Value
Range:0~100
Unit:%
Actual Value
Range:0~100
Default Value:
45

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MO

Parameter ID

MML
Command

Feature ID

Feature Name

Description

EutranInterNFre
q

LocalCellId

ADD
EUTRANINTE
RNFREQ

None

None

Meaning:Indicates the cell ID


of the local cell.
It uniquely
identifies a cell
within an
eNodeB.

LST
EUTRANINTE
RNFREQ
MOD
EUTRANINTE
RNFREQ
RMV
EUTRANINTE
RNFREQ

GUI Value
Range:0~17
Unit:None
Actual Value
Range:0~17
Default
Value:None

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9 Counters

Counters

Table 9-1 Counter description


Counter ID

Counter Name

Counter
Description

Feature ID

Feature Name

1526728443

L.RRCRel.Dedicate
dPri.WCDMA.High

Number of times
that the WCDMA
network is
configured as the
highest frequency
priority in an
IMMCI IE

Multi-mode: None

Camp & Handover


Based on SPID

GSM: None
UMTS: None
LTE:
LOFD-00105401
TDLOFD-0010540
1
LOFD-001044
TDLOFD-001044
LOFD-001112

1526728526

L.HHO.InterFreq.L
oad.PrepAttOut

Number of interfrequency handover


preparation attempts
triggered because of
high load

Multi-mode: None
GSM: None
UMTS: None
LTE:
LOFD-001032

Camp & Handover


Based on SPID
Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN
Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN
MOCN Flexible
Priority Based
Camping
Intra-LTE Load
Balancing
Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

TDLOFD-001032
1526728527

L.HHO.InterFreq.L
oad.ExecAttOut

Number of interfrequency handover


execution attempts
triggered because of
high load

Multi-mode: None
GSM: None
UMTS: None
LTE:
LOFD-001032

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing
Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

TDLOFD-001032

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Counter ID

Counter Name

Counter
Description

Feature ID

Feature Name

1526728528

L.HHO.InterFreq.L
oad.ExecSuccOut

Number of
successful interfrequency handover
executions triggered
because of high load

Multi-mode: None

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

GSM: None
UMTS: None
LTE:
LOFD-001032

Intra-LTE Load
Balancing

TDLOFD-001032
1526728529

1526728530

1526728531

1526728532

L.IRATHO.E2W.L
oad.PrepAttOut

L.IRATHO.E2W.L
oad.ExecAttOut

L.IRATHO.E2W.L
oad.ExecSuccOut

L.IRATHO.E2G.Lo
ad.PrepAttOut

Number of interRAT handover


preparation attempts
from E-UTRAN to
WCDMA network
triggered because of
high load

Multi-mode: None

Number of interRAT handover


execution attempts
from E-UTRAN to
WCDMA network
triggered because of
high load

Multi-mode: None

Number of
successful interRAT handover
executions from EUTRAN to
WCDMA network
triggered because of
high load

Multi-mode: None

Number of interRAT handover


preparation attempts
from E-UTRAN to
GERAN triggered
because of high load

Multi-mode: None

GSM: None
UMTS: None
LTE:
LOFD-001044

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN
Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN

TDLOFD-001044

GSM: None
UMTS: None
LTE:
LOFD-001044

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN
Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN

TDLOFD-001044

GSM: None
UMTS: None
LTE:
LOFD-001044

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN
Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN

TDLOFD-001044

GSM: None
UMTS: None
LTE:
LOFD-001045

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to GERAN
Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to GERAN

TDLOFD-001045
1526728533

L.IRATHO.E2G.Lo
ad.ExecAttOut

Number of interRAT handover


execution attempts
from E-UTRAN to
GERAN triggered
because of high load

Multi-mode: None
GSM: None
UMTS: None
LTE:
LOFD-001045

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to GERAN
Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to GERAN

TDLOFD-001045

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Counter ID

Counter Name

Counter
Description

Feature ID

Feature Name

1526728534

L.IRATHO.E2G.Lo
ad.ExecSuccOut

Number of
successful interRAT handover
executions from EUTRAN to GERAN
triggered because of
high load

Multi-mode: None

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to GERAN

Number of
redirections from EUTRAN to
WCDMA network
triggered because of
high load

Multi-mode: None

1526728535

L.RRCRedirection.
E2W.Load

GSM: None
UMTS: None
LTE:
LOFD-001045

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to GERAN

TDLOFD-001045

GSM: None
UMTS: None
LTE:
LOFD-001044

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN
Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN

TDLOFD-001044
1526728536

L.RRCRedirection.
E2G.Load

Number of
redirections from EUTRAN to GERAN
triggered because of
high load

Multi-mode: None
GSM: None
UMTS: None
LTE:
LOFD-001045

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to GERAN
Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to GERAN

TDLOFD-001045
1526728949

L.RIM.Load.E2W.
Req

Number of load
requests from
eNodeB to
WCDMA network

Multi-mode: None
GSM: None
UMTS: None
LTE:
LOFD-001044

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN
Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN

TDLOFD-001044
1526728950

L.RIM.Load.E2W.
Resp

Number of load
responses from
WCDMA network
to eNodeB

Multi-mode: None
GSM: None
UMTS: None
LTE:
LOFD-001044

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN
Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN

TDLOFD-001044
1526728951

L.RIM.Load.E2W.
Update

Number of load
updates from
eNodeB to
WCDMA network

Multi-mode: None
GSM: None
UMTS: None
LTE:
LOFD-001044

Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN
Inter-RAT Load
Sharing to UTRAN

TDLOFD-001044

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10

Glossary

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

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11 Reference Documents

11

Reference Documents

1.

3GPP TS 36.300, "E-UTRAN Overall description"

2.

3GPP TS 36.331, "Radio Resource Control (RRC)"

3.

3GPP TS 36.413, "S1 Application Protocol (S1AP)"

4.

3GPP TS 36.423, "X2 application protocol (X2AP)"

5.

3GPP TS 36.902, "Self-configuring and self-optimizing network use cases and solutions"

6.

Mobility Management in Connected Mode Feature Parameter Description

7.

RAN Sharing Feature Parameter Description

8.

Transport Resource Management Feature Parameter Description

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