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TCSM, Rel. S13, Product Documentation, v.4

Performance Measurements

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Contents

Contents
Contents 3
List of tables 4
List of figures 5
Summary of changes 7
1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4

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Circuit-switched measurements (CS) 11
Packet-switched measurements (PS) 16
Transmission measurements 18
Observations 20

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List of tables

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Table 1.

Example counter table

Table 2.

Circuit-switched measurements

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Table 3.

Packet-switched measurements

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Table 4.

Transmission measurements

Table 5.

Observations 20

Table 6.

Trace 21

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List of figures

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Summary of changes

Changes between document issues are cumulative. Therefore, the latest


document issue contains all changes made to previous issues.

Changes made between issues 11-1 and 11-0


The Purpose/function information of 68 TRE Measurement and 69
Selective TRE Measurement updated in Table 4 Transmission
measurements.

Changes made between issues 11-0 and 10-0


The structure of the first paragraphs has been revised and example
counter table modified to conform to the new counter table format.
Abbreviations CSW and PSW have been changed into CS and PS and
their descriptions added.
Call control measurements have been renamed: circuit switched
measurements and packet switched measurements.
Two new circuit switched measurement types have been added: 111 AMR
Progressive Power Control Measurement and 112 AMR Signalling
Measurement.
One new packet switched measurement type has been added: 110 PCU
Utilisation Measurement.
One packet switched measurement type has been removed because
PBCCH is no longer supported: 91 PBCCH Availability Measurement.
Four transmission measurement types have been added: Abis D-channel
Measurement, STM-1 Interface Measurement, SONET/SDH Protection
Group Measurement, and M3UA Association Set Measurement.

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Section Transmission measurement: Table Transmission measurement


and equipment types and the paragraph after the table have been
removed.
In the Purpose/function columns, the object level information has been
revised for measurement types 54, 58, 59, 71, 72, 75, 100, 101, and 108.
Section Observations: There are now two tables, one for observations and
one for trace.
Editorial changes have been made.

Changes made between issues 10-0 and 92


Information on the counter numbering of 21 Radio Measurement Report,
24 Dropped Call Observation, and 50 BSC Level Clear Code
Measurement has been added.
New fields Trigger type and Sampling interval have been added to the
table Example of a counter table, and the description of the Unit field has
been revised.
Information on spare counters and a reference to NOLS Documentation
Center's Reference Information Service has been added.
Three new call control measurement types have been added: 106 CS
DTM Measurement, 107 AMR RX Quality Measurement, and 108 DFCA
SAIC Measurement.
One new GPRS measurement type has been added: 105 PS DTM
Measurement.
One observation type has been removed because it is no longer
supported: 23 ISDN Abis Observation.
26 Position Based Services Observation has been changed into 30
Position Based Services Observation.
References to online observations have been removed because online
observations are no longer supported.
Reference to TCSM2 has been removed.
Editorial changes have been made.

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Performance measurement counters are divided into the following groups
according to their function:
.

Circuit-switched measurements (CS)

Packet-switched measurements (PS)

Transmission measurements

Observations

In the measurement groups detailed below, measurements that include


signalling charts are marked with the text (incl. signalling charts) after the
measurement. Counters essential for the operation of the network are socalled public counters, whereas counters for special situations are socalled expert counters. Public counters are documented with the accuracy
of signalling charts and trigger points.
Optional measurements are marked with (optional) after the name of the
document.
Measurements may also include spare counters. They are used for
implementing new counters in the BSC and Nokia NetAct for temporary
use between main releases. When a new counter is needed between main
releases, the chosen spare counter is put into use in the BSC and it starts
collecting data to NetAct. In the BSC documentation, the counter receives
a definition, but its name remains as SPARExxxxxx. In the next NetAct
main release, the counter is made official, that is, it receives a proper
name. After this it is included also in the BSC documentation with a proper
name.
Counter table
BSC counters are numbered according to the measurement type
XXXYYY, where

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XXX is the measurement type

YYY is the counter number

21 Radio Measurement Report, 24 Dropped Call Observation, and 50 BSC


Level Clear Code Measurement are exceptions: their counters are
numbered XXXYYYY.
Information on each counter, including its ID, name, description, and other
details are presented in a table. The table fields are explained in Example
counter table.

Table 1.

Example counter table

Counter ID: Unique number of the


counter in the BSC

Network element name: Name used of the counter in the


BSC

Version: RISE-internal version number


of the counter

NetAct name: Name used for the counter in Nokia NetAct

Description: Explains what the counter is for. Explains the impact, for example, call cleared. Explains
the reason for the impact.
Updated: Informs when the counter is updated and includes references to signalling charts if the
measurement has signalling charts.
Logical type: Can be, for example,
average or sum.

Trigger type: Type of events that


Sampling interval: If the
trigger the counter: event, sample, trigger type is sample,
or duration.
specifies the interval at
which the samples are
taken.

Unit: Unit in which the values of the


Range: Limits to the values the
counter are given. Most often the unit
counter can receive.
is an integer number. It can also be, for
example, per cent, kB, or ms.

Example values:
Examples of the values
the counter can receive.

Dependencies with other counters: Number and name of the counters interdependent with the counter.
Operability class: Not applicable to BSC counters.

Related to feature: Software feature to which the counter is related.


BSS5010: Half Rate

Related to standard: Not


applicable to BSC
counters.

3GPP Measurement name (Clause header): Not applicable to BSC counters.


3GPP Measurement type: Not applicable to BSC counters.
Exceptions to related standard: Not applicable to BSC counters.
Used from release: S release where
the counter was introduced. For spare
counters, the release where the spare
counter was created in the BSC.

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Definition updated in release: Release where the counter


texts were substantially updated. For spare counters, this
field may include several entries. The release where the
spare counter was made official is followed by the
explanation (Name changed)

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The fields of the counter tables are filled in by taking into account the
different nature of each measurement and observation.
BSC counter information is also directly available and accessible via the
Reference Information Service (RISE) in NOLS Documentation Center.
The information in the Reference Information Service is updated more
frequently than the BSC NED browser environment.

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Circuit-switched measurements (CS)


Circuit-switched measurements (CS) measure statistics such as radio
resource, call procedure, network quality and CS feature related issues.

Table 2.

Circuit-switched measurements

No

Measurement/optionality

Purpose/function

Level/role/
application

Traffic Measurement (incl. signalling


charts)

Registers information related to the


SDCCH and TCHs. Provides information
on, for example, seizure attempts and
successful seizures for the SDCCH and
the TCH.

BTS-level

Resource Availability Measurement

Registers information on the availability


of TCH and SDCCH. Provides
information on, for example, TCH
congestion time and the peak number of
busy TCHs and SDCCHs.

BTS-level

Resource Access Measurement (incl.


signalling charts)

Registers information on all CCCHs of


the BSC. Indicates the number of paging
messages sent to the BTS, and
successful seizures for mobile-originated
(MO) and mobile-terminated (MT) calls.

BTS+TRX -level

Handover Measurement (incl.


signalling charts)

Registers information on the number of


handovers (HO) controlled by the MSC
or the BSC. Records the number of the
incoming, outgoing, or intra-cell HOs,
and the number of successful and
unsuccessful attempts, seizures, and
HOs. The HOs are sorted according to
direction, where appropriate.

BTS-level

Power Control Measurement

Registers information on how the BSC


controls the power level and signal
quality of the MS and the BTS. Provides
information, for example, on the quality
and strength of the signals both in uplink
and downlink directions.

BTS+TRX -level

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Table 2.

Circuit-switched measurements (cont.)

No

Measurement/optionality

Purpose/function

Level/role/
application

Load Measurement

Registers information on the peak and


the average load rate of the computer
units.

BSC-level

Availability Measurement

Registers information on the restart and


the disconnection times of the computer
units. Used for field reporting.

BSC-level

OSI/X.25 Measurements

Provides information on the four lowest


layers of the OSI stack, that is,
information on how the connection
between the BSC and Nokia NetAct
functions.

OSI-channel+Unit nbr
-level

13

Undefined Adjacent Cell Measurement Registers statistics on cells which have


not been defined as adjacent cells, but
are among those six neighbouring cells
that the MS receives best. Provides
information on the signal strength of
those cells.

BTS-level

14

RX Quality Statistics Measurement


(optional)

Registers information both in uplink and


downlink directions on the TRXs.
Provides information on the RX quality
band frequencies with the accuracy of
one TRX, BTS or BSC. The RX quality
frequencies are collected only of the
TCHs.

BTS+TRX -level

15

Handover Adjacent Cell Measurement


(incl. signalling charts) (optional)

Registers information on handover


attempts, successful handovers and
failed handovers due to lack of radio
resources. Provides information on how
handovers between different cells are
divided.

BTS-level (+HO
category level
optionally

50

BSC Level Clear Code Measurement

Collects statistics on clear codes for the


BSC during calls. Registers failures that
have occurred during a call (signalling or
conversation). Provides information on
the quality of service in the BSC with the
accuracy of a cell.

BSC-level

51

BSC Level Clear Code (PM)


Measurement(incl. signalling charts)

Provides information on transactions in


the BSC, for example, location update
and failure sum counters. The
information is especially relevant from
the point of view of determining the
service level.

BSC-level

52

Underlay Overlay Statistics


Measurement (incl. signalling charts)
(optional)

Registers information on the performance BTS+TRX -level


of the Intelligent Underlay-Overlay
(+freg. group)
procedure. Provides information with the
accuracy of one TRX.

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Table 2.

Circuit-switched measurements (cont.)

No

Measurement/optionality

Purpose/function

Level/role/
application

53

RX Level Statistics Measurement


(optional)

Registers information on the level and


quality of RX signal in both uplink and
downlink directions. Provides the
information in six classes per RX quality
band in both uplink and downlink
directions.

BTS+TRX -level

54

Link Balance per MS Classmark


Measurement (optional)

Registers information on the link balance


in the network, that is, the difference
between the uplink and downlink signal
levels. The link balance difference is
divided into 11 subclasses: 6 classes for
negative imbalance, one class for
balance and 5 classes for positive
imbalance. The measurement provides
the information with the accuracy of one
BTS.

BTS-level

55

Timing Advance Statistics


Measurement (optional)

BTS-level
Registers information on the timing
advance during calls. With this
information you can estimate the
distribution of the subscribers within a
cell area. The measurement provides the
information with the accuracy of either
one BTS or one BSC.
The timing advance values are divided
into ten subclasses. The user sets the
ranges for the classes, for example, the
range can be denser in a micro cell than
in a macro cell.

56

Resource Availability per BSC


Measurement

Registers information on the availability


of the TRXs on the BSC level. The
number of the TRXs which are not
available is divided into three categories
according to what causes the
unavailability: the user, internal reasons,
and external reasons.

BSC-level

57

BSC Level Clear Code (SERLEV)


Measurement (incl. signalling charts)

Registers statistics about clear codes in


a BSC during calls. Provides general
information on transactions in the BSC.

BTS-level

58

MS Speed Detection Measurement


(optional)

Collects information on the speed of MS. BTS-level


Provides information on slow-moving and
fast-moving MSs. The information is
collected for each BTS. The MS speed
statistics is collected only from the TCHs.
There are three MS speed classes.

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Circuit-switched measurements (cont.)

No

Measurement/optionality

Purpose/function

59

Dual Band Measurement (optional)

BTS-level
Provides information on the traffic
distribution, that is, on TCH holding times
and reservations of single and dual band
subscribers. The information is collected
for each BTS.

60

C/I Ratio Measurement (optional)

BTS-level (LAC-CI)
Collects statistics on the degree of the
interference by measuring traffic intensity
(Erlang) on a specified C/I (carrier/
interference) ratio band. Estimates the
level of the potential co-channel and
adjacent channel interference in the radio
network.

61

Hot Spot Measurement (optional)

Registers information on the adjacent cell BTS+TRX -level


(LAC-CI)
RX levels and on timing advance
distribution. Finds out the highest traffic
distribution spots in the mobile network.
With this measurement you can retrieve
information that indicates the places in
the network where more capacity is
needed.

67

High Speed Data Measurement


(optional)

Collects statistics about radio resources


used for fulfilling High Speed CircuitSwitched Data (HSCSD) requests.
Measures the functioning of the HSCSD
and 14.4 kbit/s Data Services software
products.

70

Channel Finder Measurement


(optional)

BTS-level
Registers statistics on cells which have
not been defined as adjacent cells, but
are among those six neighbouring cells
that the MS receives best. Provides
information on the signal strength
standard deviation, and class boundaries
of those cells.

71

MS Capability Indication Measurement Provides BTS-specific information on the


(incl. signalling charts) (optional)
capabilities of the MSs.

BTS-level

75

Defined Adjacent Cell Measurement


(optional)

Registers statistics on defined cells. This


measurement data is collected at BTS
level.

BTS-level

77

FER Measurement (optional)

Registers information both in uplink and


downlink directions on the TRXs.

BTS+TRX+codec level

78

Position Based Services


Measurement (optional)

Registers location requests grouped by


LCS QoS, location responses grouped
by accuracy, and error cases.

BTS-level (LAC-CI)

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No

Measurement/optionality

Purpose/function

Level/role/
application

89

Reversed Hunting Measurement


(optional)

Registers information on the BSS, which


allocates the circuit needed directly
based on the radio interface resources.

A interface pool-level

92

Non-BCCH Layer Offset Measurement Registers link budget differences in the


(optional)
serving cell.

BTS-level

93

UTRAN Handover Adjacent Cell


Measurement (incl. signalling charts)
(optional)

Registers statistics about the distribution


of inter-system handovers between
different cells.

BTS-level

94

UTRAN Neighbouring Cell Signal


Level Measurement (optional)

Registers information on signal levels of


WCDMA RAN cell in the neighbourhood
of a GSM serving cell.

BTS-level

99

Total FEP Measurement (optional)

Collects statistics on the cumulated sum BTS-level


of frame erasure probability (FEP) values
for a certain serving cell - neighbouring
cell pair. Includes separate counters for
co-channel and adjacent channel
interference.

100

DFCA Measurement (optional)

Collects statistics on the performance of


the DFCA application software. The data
is collected at BTS level separately for
each connection type (FR/EFR, HR,
14.4, AMR FR, and AMR HR).

BTS-level +
connection type

101

DFCA Assignment Measurement


(optional)

Collects statistics on the usage of DFCA


channels at BTS level. The assignment
counters are updated whenever the
corresponding MA list and MAIO are
used in a DFCA assignment.

BTS-level

102

BSC-BSC Measurement (optional)

Signalling point code


Collects statistics on the inter-BSC
communication related to the DFCA
application software. The counters of this
measurement record information on
average and peak delay between the
Radio Resource Managers in separate
BSCs.

103

WPS Measurement (optional)

Registers information on the performance BTS-level


of traffic channel allocation and queuing
algorithms in granting priority access to
WPS users.

104

IMSI Based Handover Measurement


(optional)

Collects statistics on the IMSI-based


handover attempts and failures for each
Authorised Network (ANE). There are
separate counters for GSM and UTRAN
networks.

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Table 2.

Circuit-switched measurements (cont.)

No

Measurement/optionality

106

CS DTM Measurement (incl. signalling Collects statistics on Dual Transfer Mode BTS-level
charts) (optional)
(DTM), mainly MS-initiated DTM call
establishment information and CS
connection-related information of a DTM
call.

107

AMR RX Quality Measurement


(optional)

Collects statistics on uplink and downlink BTS+TRX -level


RX quality for each AMR bitrate. The
information is collected from each
transceiver (TRX) separately.

108

DFCA SAIC Measurement(optional)

Collects statistics on the performance of


the DFCA application software for
connections of SAIC-capable mobiles.
The data is collected at BTS level
separately for each connection type (FR/
EFR, HR, 14.4, AMR FR, and AMR HR).

BTS-level +
connection type

109

Soft Channel Capacity Measurement


(optional)

Collects statistics on the availability of


traffic channels (TCH) in the BCSU
object level. The time congestion of
TCHs and the average and peak
numbers of busy TCHs are measured.

BCSU Logical
Address

111

AMR Progressive Power Control


Measurement (optional)

Measures the RX quality class according BSC-level


to the distribution of the transmitting
power class. It has separate RX quality
sum counters for uplink and downlink.
Every RX quality sum counter has a
denominator counter that indicates the
number of times the RX quality class
sum counter is sampled.

112

AMR Signalling Measurement


(optional)

Measures a proportion of Repeated


ACCH Capable mobiles in network and
usage of repeated SACCH and FACCH
features.

1.2

Purpose/function

Level/role/
application

BTS

Packet-switched measurements (PS)


Packet-switched measurements measure GPRS/EDGE packet data
related issues, such as amount of traffic and usage of resources on radio,
Gb and Abis interfaces.

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Table 3.

Packet-switched measurements

No

Measurement/optionality

Purpose/function

Level/role/
application

72

Packet Control Unit Measurement


(incl. signalling charts)

Provides BTS-level information on the


functions in charge of the Packet
Control Unit (PCU). The counters
concentrate on the number of packettraffic related transactions, data
throughput quality of provided service
(failed/passed transactions), and the
availability of service (for example,
congestion, load of interfaces). The
need to get more capacity is indicated
well in advance.

BTS-level

73

RLC Blocks per TRX Measurement

Provides TRX-specific information on


data throughput quality based on the
RLC/MAC blocks. The information can
be used for parameterisation of TRX
capacity.

BTS+TRX -level

74

Frame Relay Measurement

Provides bearer channel and PVC


(Permanent Virtual Connection) specific
information on the proper working of the
frame relay between the PCU and the
SGSN.

Bearer-level

76

Dynamic Abis Measurement (optional) Registers information on the


unsuccessful call establishment and
peak and average usage of dynamic
abis pool.

79

Coding Scheme Measurement


(optional)

Registers information about the amount BTS+coding scheme level


of data transferred to uplink and
downlink directions in the radio interface
using the different EGPRS modulation
and coding schemes (MCS) and GPRS
coding schemes CS-3 and CS-4.

90

Quality of Service Measurement

Registers information related to priority.


Provides information on, for example,
the number of RLC blocks and TBFs.

95

GPRS Cell Re-selection Measurement Registers information about the source


(optional)
and target cell, the number of cell reselection attempts for various causes,
the number of successful NCCR
procedures, and the number of failures
for various failure reasons.

96

GPRS RX Level and Quality


Measurement (optional)

Collects RX quality levels per each RX


BTS + TRX + coding
class, and quality information per coding scheme
scheme.

97

Enhanced Quality of Service


Measurement

Records information about PFC


SEG + TC + ARP
procedures, transferred data, and quality
control.

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class -level
BTS-level + LAC-CI

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Table 3.

Packet-switched measurements (cont.)

No

Measurement/optionality

Purpose/function

98

Gb Over IP Measurement (optional)

Registers the data related to Gb over IP. NS-VLI + NSEI


IP provides an alternative to Frame
Relay (FR) as a transport layer for the
Gb interface. The information is
collected from every Network Service
Virtual Connection (NS-VL) identified
with NS-VL id and NSE (Network
Service Entity) id.

105

PS DTM Measurement (incl. signalling Collects statistics on Dual Transfer


charts) (optional)
Mode (DTM). Mainly collects networkinitiated DTM call establishment
information and PS connection-related
information of a DTM call.

110

PCU Utilisation Measurement


(optional)

1.3

Level/role/
application

BTS-level

Records the peak number of used


PCU
channels in UL/DL direction per PCU
and the number of occupied packet data
traffic channels (PDTCH) per PCU.

Transmission measurements
Transmission measurements measure transmission and network quality.

Table 4.

Transmission measurements

No

Measurement/optionality

Purpose/function

Level/role/
application

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DMR Measurement

Registers information on the signal


quality and frequency input level of radio
hopping, controlled by a DMR. The
measurement collects information from
the radio relay equipment.

PCM-level

63

DN2 Measurement

Registers information on the signal


quality of the PCM wire connected to a
DN2. The measurement provides
information on transmission quality in
used PCM connection between a DN2
and the BSC or another transmission
equipment.

PCM-level

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Table 4.

Transmission measurements (cont.)

No

Measurement/optionality

Purpose/function

Level/role/
application

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TRU/BIE Measurement

Registers information on the signal


quality of the PCM wire connected to the
transmission unit (TRUA/TRUB) and/or
the base station interface equipment
(BIE). The measurement provides
information about transmission quality in
used PCM connection between a TRU/
BIE and the BSC or another
transmission equipment.

PCM-level

65

ET BSC Measurement

Provides information on the signal quality PCM-level


of the PCM wire, which is connected to
the exchange terminal (ET) equipment
controlled by a BSC.

66

ET TCSM Measurement

Provides information on the signal quality PCM-level


of the PCM wire, which is connected to
the ET equipment controlled by a TCSM.

68

TRE Measurement

Collects signal quality information of


transmission equipment units supporting
the Q1 protocol (Q1E) and the collection
of G.826 data.

PCM-level

69

Selective TRE Measurement

Collects signal quality information of the


selected part of transmission equipment
units supporting the Q1 protocol (Q1E)
and the collection of G.826 data.

PCM-level

226

Abis D-channel Measurement

Collects uplink and downlink frame error


and link load together with uplink UI and
I frame information of Abis D-channels.

D-channel

513

STM-1 Interface Measurement

Monitors the ability of different


hierarchical levels of SDH/SONET
connection to provide agreed quality at
the speed of STM-1/OC-3 per SDH/
SONET Exchange Terminal (SET).

SET

516

SONET/SDH Protection Group


Measurement

Monitors the usage of protection groups


configured for SONET or SDH
transmission sections. The statistics can
be used to follow transmission network
quality.

Protection group

661

M3UA Association Set Measurement

Monitors traffic throughput and quality of


M3UA connections, as well as M3UA
layer and M3UA Stream Control
Transmission Protocol (SCTP) layer
traffic.

M3UA association set


+ association

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1.4

Observations
Observations are divided into two groups: observations and trace. The
observation reports contain information on CS connections which can be
activated in the BSC. The trace reports record both CS and PS connection
information which can not be activated in BSC. They are activated in
NetAct. Some of the observation reports are similar for observation and
trace. Therefore some of the observations are visible in both tables.

Table 5.

Observations

No

Observation/optionality

Purpose/function

16

SDCCH Observation

Provides information on activity on the SDCCH. An


observation report is generated every time the
SDCCH is released.

17

TCH Observation

Provides information on the use of the TCH. An


observation report is generated every time the TCH
is released.

18 - 20

Handover Observations (including internal,


incoming and outgoing handover observations)

Provides information on handovers made in the


BSC, from some other BSC to the observing BSC,
and from the observing BSC to some other BSC. An
observation report is generated every time such an
HO occurs.

22

Clear Code Observation

Provides information on dropped calls or handover


problems. There are two possible ways to use this
observation: to observe all failure clear codes under
one BTS or one failure code under the whole BSC.
An observation report is generated every time a
specific clear code occurs, or a clear code occurs in
the observed BTS.

24

Dropped Call Observation (optional)

Provides information on dropped calls. An


observation report is generated every time a call is
dropped.

29

Drop Call Breakdown Observation (optional)

Dissolves the updates of the counters 057044/


001202 DROP AFTER TCH ASSIGN and 002071
CLEAR REQUEST SENT BY BSC ON TCH to get
more accurate data on dropped calls.

30

Position Based Services Observation (optional)

Collects detailed information on the positioning


calculation procedure in the BSC. The observation
report is collected for each location procedure of the
ME located in the target cell for the observation.

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Table 6.

Trace

No

Observation/optionality

Purpose/function

16

SDCCH Observation

Provides information on activity on the SDCCH. An


observation report is generated every time the
SDCCH is released.

17

TCH Observation

Provides information on the use of the TCH. An


observation report is generated every time the TCH is
released.

18 - 20

Handover Observations (including internal,


incoming and outgoing handover
observations)

Provides information on handovers made in the BSC,


from some other BSC to the observing BSC, and from
the observing BSC to some other BSC. An
observation report is generated every time such an
HO occurs.

21

Radio Measurement Report

Provides information on handovers made during the


call as well as levels and qualities of the uplink and
downlink signals and the signal levels received by 6
adjacent cells.

25

TBF Observation for GPRS Trace


Collects information on allocations, reallocations, and
releases of Temporary Block Flows (TBF) as well as
changes in the used coding scheme and MS flow
control.

27

GPRS Cell Reselection Report

Trace report for GPRS trace that contains information


about NCCR triggering, NACC usage, and possible
failures.

28

GPRS RX Level and Quality Report

Report type needed to record the serving and


neighbour cell measurements and quality data.

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