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Document change history

Date

23.01.2014

Version

1.0

Name

Change comment

Maciej Wais

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Objectives

Review the identified key macro parity features.


List features not included in parity feature group.
Review Flexi Zone Micro LTE BTS specific features.
Demonstrate using generic methods how to perform key feature testing.

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Content
FZM Specific Features RL50FZ
Flexi Zone Macro Parity Features Key Content
Flexi Zone Macro Parity Features Detailed List
Main differences with Macro

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FZM Specific Features RL50FZ


Feature
ID

Feature Title

LTE1622 Legacy TRS feature porting for FlexiZone Micro


LTE1623 Timing over Packet porting for Flexizone Micro
LTE1625 External unlicensed wireless backhaul
LTE1626 External licensed wireless backhaul
LTE1627 Legacy RRM/Operability/BTS Site Solutions feature porting onto FlexiZone platform
LTE1629 Integrated GPS Sync for FlexiZone Micro
LTE1649 FlexiZone Micro Performance, Capacity and Dimensioning
LTE1659 FWGB Flexi Zone BTS 2100 (Band 1)
LTE1663 Legacy Features for FlexiZone Micro (RL50 features, excluding Transport)
LTE1682 FWHA Flexi Zone BTS 2600 (Band 7)
LTE1686 FlexiZone Micro GPON/EPON ONT SFP
LTE1702 FZM Bluetooth Support
LTE1716 System Introduction of RL50FZ
LTE1857 Basic Ethernet Switching
LTE1885 Flexi Zone BTS Integrated Directional Antenna

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Flexi Zone Macro Parity Features Key Content


Call Processing/QoS
3GPP Baseline R10
Cell Bandwidth: 5/10MHz

Mobility
Cell Selection and Reselection

MIMO TM3, TM4

Intra/Inter eNB HO with X2

Interference Aware Scheduling

Intra-LTE Handover via S1

Fair Scheduler

Inter-frequency Handover

Channel-aware Scheduler (UL)


Interference Rejection
Combining (IRC)
Closed Loop Power Control
Service Differentiation
Rate Capping
DRX in RRC Connected Mode
Operator Specific QCI
Cell ID Based Location Svcs
Emergency Call Handling
CMAS/ETWS
QCI 2,3,4
Multiple GBR Bearers
OTDOA Location Service
Smart DRX

O&M
LTE FCAPS suite
PM Counters
LTE BTS Site Manager
Subscriber/Equipment
Trace

Inter RAT Handover to


WCDMA

Cell Trace

Idle Mode Mobility Load


Balancing

BTS Auto Connectivity

Intra-cell Handover
CSFB to UTRAN via
redirect
CS Fallback to UTRAN
Measurement-based
Redirect to UTRAN

PM Administration
BTS Auto Configuration
ANR

Transport/Security
LTE Transport Protocol
Stack
Traffic Prioritization on
Ethernet Layer
Traffic Prioritization on IP
Layer
VLAN Based Traffic
Differentiation
IPSec Support
Transport Admission
Control

ANR Fully UE based

Synchronous Ethernet

PCI Management

Ethernet Jumbo Frames

PRACH Management

Ethernet OAM

TLS Support

Ciphering
Inter-eNB IF Flexi
Load Balancing
Zone Micro supports all NSN macro product features
which are
Integrity Protection
Subscriber Profile relevant
Based for the micro cell environment
Crypto Agent
Mobility
Non-relevant features are typically:
LTE Firewall Support
RRC Connection Re-Related to Macro BTS HW configurations
establishment
Macro cell specific features
BTS or Antenna configurations not supported by FZ BTS

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Flexi Zone Macro Parity Features 1/18


LTE1

S1/X2 data path management

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

User data and signaling data transport over S1 and X2 shall be supported. GTP-U data tunnel will be applied for user data transport
and SCTP protocol for signaling data. Downlink user data forwarding over X2 will be supported for seamless inter-eNB handover.

LTE2

S1 Flex

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

A Flexi Multiradio BTS can be connected to sixteen MMEs.

LTE3

S1, X2 and RRC common signaling

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

Common signaling procedures on S1, X2 and RRC

LTE4

RAN Sharing

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

The Flexi Multiradio BTS can be connected to the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) of six different operators (two operators in RL20/15TD).

LTE5

Radio bearer and S1 bearer establishment


and release

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

Radio bearer and S1 bearer establishment and release for end-user services

LTE7

Support of multiple EPS bearer

QoS, services and


end user
experience

Support of up to 4 EPS bearers per UE.

LTE9

Service differentiation

QoS, services and


end user
experience

Differentiation of 5 different non GBR QCI classes with relative scheduling weights.

LTE10

EPS bearers for conversational voice

LTE11

Robust header compression

LTE13

Rate capping

LTE20

Admission control

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

Radio admission control (RAC) is based on the number of RRC connections and the number of connected users per cell. Handovers
can be prioritized over initial accesses through separate thresholds.

LTE22

Emergency call handling

QoS, services and


end user
experience

Emergency call is handled through CS fallback procedure to GSM or to WCDMA. The emergency CS fallback procedure applies
redirection as the mobility mechanism.

LTE27

Open loop UL power control and DL power


setting

LTE28

Closed loop UL power control

QoS, services and


end user
experience
Coverage, capacity
and peak rates
QoS, services and
end user
experience

The feature allows to introduce high quality managed voice services in LTE.
Robust header compressions allows for efficient usages of the air interface.
Restriction of the maximum aggregated non GBR throughput in uplink and downlink.

Basic LTE call


Open loop power control with network configured parameters is supported as the basic power control mode in uplink. In downlink semihandling and
static flat power spectral density is applied.
interworking
Coverage, capacity
Slow closed loop function is added on the basic open loop UL power control. The closed loop function adapts the fast open loop
and peak rates
behaviour based on receive signal level and quality measures.

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The UE reported downlink CQI is adjusted with adapted offset before the CQI report is applied by fast Link Adaptation in downlink
Coverage, capacity
direction. Thus the HARQ process can operate at the configurable working point under varying load and radio conditions independently
and peak rates
from the UE implementation.
Link Adaptation (LA) applies the Adaptive Modulation and Coding (AMC) function for both the uplink and downlink. The LA maintains
Coverage, capacity the optimum working point for the HARQ process under varying traffic load and radio propagation conditions. Further, the Adaptive
and peak rates
Transport Bandwidth (ATB) function defines the maximum resource allocation for uplink in the constraint according to reported power
headroom in the UE.
Basic LTE call
handling and
interworking

LTE30

CQI adaption (DL)

LTE31

Link adaptation by AMC (UL/DL)

LTE37

Ciphering

LTE38

Integrity protection

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

LTE39

System information broadcast

Mobility

System information broadcast as needed for cell access and for mobility support

LTE40

Physical & transport channels

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

Flexi Multiradio BTS supports physical channels and signals, transport channels and physical layer measurements as far as needed for
unicast data transport and related signaling.

LTE41

PDCP, RLC & MAC support

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

Initial PDCP functionality without header compression and ciphering is provided. During intra LTE handover PDCP supports downlink
data forwarding over X2. RLC functionality supports TM (Transparent Mode) and AM (Acknowledged Mode). MAC functionality includes
HARQ, transport format selection by Link adaptation and dynamic scheduling.

LTE42

DRX in RRC connected mode

LTE43

Support of 64 QAM in DL

LTE45

Fair scheduler (UL/DL)

LTE46

Channel-aware Scheduler (UL)

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

Channel aware uplink scheduling

LTE48

Support of High Speed Users

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

Support of UEs of high speed UEs

LTE49

Paging

LTE50

UE state management

QoS, services and


end user
The DRX functionality allows to drastically reduce the UE power consumption.
experience
Coverage, capacity
64-QAM modulation option in AMC in DL
and peak rates
Basic LTE call
Fair scheduling strategies are provided in downlink and uplink utilizing both time and frequency domain multiplexing of multiple users.
handling and
The downlink resource allocation is channel-aware, while in uplink random frequency allocation is applied.
interworking

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking
Basic LTE call
handling and
interworking

UE terminated service requests for connection with an UE in LTE_IDLE state

Session and RRC connection state management procedures

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LTE51

Cell selection and re-selection

Mobility

eNB transmits in each cell physical synchronization signals and broadcast information supporting initial cell selection and later cell reselection for an UE in idle state

LTE53

Intra and inter eNB handover with X2

Mobility

The Flexi Multiradio BTS supports intra-frequency intra-LTE handover via X2. Both the intra-eNB handover and the inter-eNB handover
scenario are included. Downlink data forwarding over X2 is applied for lossless data path switching.

LTE54

Intra-LTE handover via S1

Mobility

Support of inter eNB intra-LTE handover over S1.

LTE55

Inter-frequency handover

Mobility

Support of inter-frequency handover.

LTE56

Inter RAT handover to WCDMA

Mobility

Coverage based inter-RAT PS handover from LTE to WCDMA

LTE68

Support of cell based location service

QoS, services and


end user
experience

Location reporting on cell ID level

LTE69

Transmit diversity for two antennas

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

The Flexi Multiradio BTS transmits single data stream via 2 TX diversity paths. Space-Frequency Block Code mode is applied.

Downlink adaptive open loop MIMO for two Coverage, capacity


antennas
and peak rates

The Flexi Multiradio BTS selects dynamically between TX diversity (SFBC) and open loop spatial multiplexing with large CDD

LTE70
LTE71

2-way RX diversity (MRC)

BTS Site Solution

2-way receive diversity for enhanced uplink coverage

LTE80

GPS synchronization

BTS Site Solution

External GPS synchronization can be used for frequency synchronization on sites utilizing Ethernet transport.

LTE81

Cell range up to 14.5 km

BTS Site Solution

14.5 km cell radius for coverage building

LTE114

Cell Bandwidth - 10 MHz

BTS Site Solution

Support for 10 MHz LTE carrier/cell Rf Bandwidth

LTE115

Cell Bandwidth - 5 MHz

BTS Site Solution

Support for 5 MHz LTE carrier/cell RF bandwidth.

LTE118

Fast Ethernet (FE) / Gigabit Ethernet (GE)


electrical interface

Transmission

Fast Ethernet (FE) / Gigabit Ethernet (GE) electrical interface, supported by the Flexi Transport sub-module.

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LTE119

Gigabit Ethernet (GE) optical interface

Transmission

Gigabit Ethernet (GE) optical interface, supported by the Flexi Transport sub-module.

LTE129

Traffic prioritization on Ethernet layer

Transmission

In addition to traffic prioritization on the IP layer, this feature supports traffic prioritization on the Ethernet layer, using packet marking
methods (code points) applicable to Ethernet.

LTE131

Traffic prioritization on IP layer (Diffserv)

Transmission

DiffServ is the most common way of traffic prioritization on IP layer.

LTE132

VLAN based traffic differentiation

Transmission

IP/Ethernet traffic can be assigned to different VLAN's.

LTE134

Timing over Packet

Transmission

Supports base station frequency synchronization through the packet network (IP/Ethernet), based on IEEE 1588v2.

LTE138

Traffic shaping (UL)

Transmission

Traffic shaping is a Flexi Transport sub-module feature, applicable to Ethernet interfaces, to reduce the burstiness of the traffic.

LTE140

Ethernet OAM

Transmission

This feature adds OAM functionality on the Ethernet layer.

LTE144

Transport admission control

Transmission

LTE145

Trial LTE Configuration Management

Configuration
Management

The BTS Site Manager provides a planning tool which allows creating and modifying site configuration, radio network configuration and
transmission configuration plan files. These plans are downloaded, stored and activated to a single eNB via the BTS Site Manager via a
bulk data interface.

LTE146

Trial LTE Software Management

Configuration
Management

A SW build is downloaded, stored and activated to a single Flexi Multiradio BTS via from a local connected or remote BTS Site
Manager (BTSSM) file transfer.

LTE147

LTE Hardware Management

Configuration
Management

The Hardware Management of the Flexi LTE BTS consists of an automatic HW detection and notification/upload function to NetAct
respectively the NetAct Inventory Application.

LTE148

Trial LTE Fault Management

Alarms are reported to the BTS Site Manager and if connected, also to NetAct, including the cause of the service loss. The alarms
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themselves are supplemented with the alarm manual pages to describe the conditions in more details. The fault detection also leads if
and Maintenance
needed to automatic recovery actions. Alarms can be viewed via the BTS Site Mangager and NetAct Reporter.

LTE149

Trial LTE Performance Management

Network Monitoring The Radio Network Performance Management provides the operators with means to collect continuous up-to-date information, enabling
and Maintenance
them to analyze and monitor the network behavior.

LTE150

LTE OAM Transport Layer Security (TLS)


Support

O&M Security

This feature enables secure Flexi LTE BTS O&M control and bulk data communication between BTS, BTS Site Manager and NetAct
respectively other management systems including PKI infrastructure by utilizing secure protocols utilizing Transport Layer Security
(TLS). CAPEX savings are given as not having to invest into any external HW. Applied together with LDAP TLS takes care about
confidential user credential exchange.

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LTE151

Autonomous Flexi LTE BTS Operability

Supplementary
O&M features

After installation or a reset subsequent to system recovery the eNB is able to run an autonomous startup, based on a SW load and
configuration data from non-volatile memory. Support from a higher network management level is not needed in case of Restart.

LTE153

LTE BTS Site Manager

Network
Administration

The BTS Site Manager (BTSSM) software is used to manage the Flexi Multiradio BTS for commissioning, supervision, maintenance,
and testing, radio configuration and as well as transmission configuration.

LTE154

SON LTE BTS Auto Connectivity

Configuration
Management

The Flexi Multiradio BTS Auto Connectivity feature supports faster installations of new or relocated base stations by an automated IP
transport connectivity set-up to the backhaul network.

LTE158

NTP clock time synchronization

Supplementary
O&M features

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a standard which makes it possible to synchronize the clocks / timestamps between Network
Management nodes and the Flexi LTE BTS over an IP backhaul network.

LTE161

LTE eNB Testability

Network Monitoring
and Maintenance

This feature enables R&D and, with some limitations, Service and Operator personnel to verify the BTS functionality in the field.

Cell Trace with IMSI

Network Monitoring
and Maintenance

LTE162

LTE163

Subscriber and Equipment Trace

LTE168

LTE System Maintenance

LTE187

Single TX path mode

LTE423

RRC connection release with redirect

The feature provides detailed resource oriented information at call level of defined number of calls in one or more cells. The operator
can activate cell traffic tracing for a limited period of time for specific analysis purposes for example advanced troubleshooting,
optimization of resource usage and quality, RF coverage control and capacity improvement or dropped call analysis in specific cells.

This feature is based on LTE433: Cell Trace and includes extensions for IMSI number additions for the cell trace data.
The feature provides detailed subscriber oriented information at call level for one or more specific mobile(s). The operator can activate
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subscriber and equipment tracing for a limited period of time for specific analysis purposes, .e.g. for root cause determination of a
and Maintenance
malfunctioning mobile, advanced troubleshooting, optimization of resource usage and quality, RF coverage control and capacity
improvement, dropped call analysis or E2E procedure validation.
System maintenance is responsible for maintaining computing platform of the Flexi LTE BTS. It consists of four internal systems:
supervision system, internal alarm system, recovery system and diagnostic system. The supervision system performs continuous
Network Monitoring
checking and testing in order to detect irregularities, the alarm system monitors the procedural behaviour of SW tasks, the recovery
and Maintenance
system tries to eliminate the fault effects and spreading of the faults and the diagnostic can be activated in addition to support the
trouble-finding-phase of the fault handling.
Basic LTE call
The TX signal is transmitted through a single TX antenna per cell, either due to HW configuration or in semi-static mode selected by
handling and
O&M in case of HW configuration with two TX paths per cell
interworking
Mobility

UEs will be redirected to other frequency layers in case of bad radio conditions.
The purpose of the feature is to minimize the alarms which needs to be treated by operator in NetAct in case of a central interface or
entity problem either during set-up or loss of an established connection.

LTE424

Automatic interface alarm correlation

Network Monitoring
and Maintenance

In the flat architecture of the LTE, meaning multiple S1 and X2 interfaces this is more important than e.g. in WCDMA system where only
few common interfaces are in place.
Depending on the failed connection and/or node, a single failure can cause in worst case up to 1000-2000 or even more alarm events.
By using alarm correlation instead of this big amount of alarms only a dedicated alarm is send to the operator in case of interface
problems.

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LTE426

System time broadcast for SIB8

Mobility

The system time will be broadcasted with the SIB8.

LTE430

DL power boosting for control channels

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

Power offsets can be applied for the PCFICH, PHICH and the downlink reference symbols.

LTE432

Cell Outage Detection

Network Monitoring
and Maintenance

Cells identified as probably not providing service will be indicated with a quality of service alarm.
LTE Cell trace enables operators to follow the connections ongoing in a cell. The cell functionality can be verified.
Operator can use this functionality for a deeper analysis if problems occur and when various performance measurements don't give a
clear indication of the problem for trouble shooting. It also helps reducing costly drive-tests.

LTE433

Cell Trace

Network Monitoring
and Maintenance

NetAct Trace Viewer application is used for administration of traces and evaluation.
Additionally the trace data can be provided from eNB to 3rd party IP addresses for evaluation.
The management based approach as defined in 3GPP TS32.421 (Rel. 8) is applied for cell trace.

LTE440

S1 Overload Handling

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

LTE444

Open X2 interface

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

Interworking with other eNode Bs

LTE450

MME capacity value change

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

The MME can change the initial MME relative capacity value.

LTE456

BTS Site Browser

LTE459

LTE Timing Advance Evaluation

LTE468

PCI management

Support of S1 overload message from the MME

During trials and rollouts getting accurate BTS information for multiple sites is a tedious and time consuming process as no central
management system, as NetAct, is normally already in place.
The BTS Site Browser allows quick discovery, monitoring and configuration of multiple BTS's without need of constant
connect/reconnect to individual BTS's.
Timing advance measurements can be used by the operator for network planning and optimization exercises. It is possible to locate
Network Monitoring high and low traffic areas in the cell, to geographically plot a generic user distribution in the cell, to obtain dropped call statistics etc.
and Maintenance
within the limited scope of the timing advance accuracy and scope.
Timing advance alone is not providing enough indications to do localization services.
Each cell of a LTE network needs to have a physical cell ID (PCI) assigned. The PCI is reported as part of the synchronization signal.
Network
Administration

Configuration
Management

As the range of the PCIs is limited to 504 values and neither the neighbours of a cell, nor the neighbours of the neighbours shall have
the same PCI value assigned, the value selection per cells needs to consider its environment.
This feature includes the automatic assignment of PCI values to cell, the detection of possible collision and also the optimization of the
PCI values.
This feature includes the automatic assignment of PCI values to cell, the detection of possible collision and also the optimizaion of the
PCI values.

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LTE473

Extended DRX settings

QoS, services and


end user
experience

The feature comprises of three subfeatures:-support of the full value range of the long DRX Cycle,
-two additional operator configurable DRX profiles and
-uplink Out-of-Sync handling.
If serving iOMS fails or if the connection between NE and the serving iOMS fails the "Automatic iOMS resiliency" feature makes NEs
under the serving iOMS to automatically connect to secondary iOMS.
Solution supports multiple architecture configurations. One backup iOMS can be allocated for multiple iOMS or iOMSs can be grouped
in pairs.
A part of the X.509 certificate examination is the check if the certificate has been revoked. The URL of the revocation repository server
is given by a Full Qualified Domain Names within the certificate and the Domain Name Service is used to derive the corresponding IP
address.

LTE475

Automatic iOMS resiliency

OMS specific
features

LTE482

DNS support for certificate examination

Supplementary
O&M features

LTE486

PLMN ID selected mobility profiles

Mobility

PLMN ID specific mobility profile selection.

LTE487

Idle mode mobility load balancing

Mobility

Idle mode mobility based on cell re-selection priority setting.

LTE490

Subscriber profile based mobility

Mobility

Subscriber profile ID (SPID) based mobilty schemes can be deployed.

LTE492

ANR

Configuration
Management

LTE494

Commercial Mobile Alert System

LTE495

OTDOA

LTE496

Support of QCI 2, 3 and 4

LTE497

ANR feature supports the automatic setup of neighbor cell relations in LTE (intra /inter-frequency) triggered by any LTE UE.
If an unknown physical cell ID (PCI) is detected to the Flexi Multiradio BTS the corresponding C-plane IP-connectivity information (IP@)
of the neighbor site is resolved and the X2 signal ing connection is setup in order to exchange neigbor cell information, respectively the
X2 interface is opened for control layer applications.

QoS, services and


end user
experience
QoS, services and
end user
experience
QoS, services and
end user
experience

The location method OTDOA (Observed Time Difference of Arrival) provides an improved location accuracy

Smart Admission Control

QoS, services and


end user
experience

Smart admission control extends the fixed threshold based radio admission control for GBR EPS bearers and realizes a congestion
supervision mechanism on radio interface

LTE502

Cell Outage triggered reset

Network Monitoring
and Maintenance

The detection mechanism of existing feature "Cell Outage Detection" will raise dedicated quality of service alarm for a cell in case it has
been detected as "sleepy cell".
Based on this specific alarm an action will be triggered automatically to get the cell back into service.

LTE504

Cisco 76xx as Edge Router and Security


Gateway

Transmission

Cisco 76xx to act as Edge Router and Security Gateway - providing L2 termination and IPSec termination in combination with BTS L2
features and integrated IPSec solution

LTE507

InterRAT neighbor relation Optimization


(LTE, UTRAN, GERAN)

Configuration
Management

NetAct Optimizer supervises all registered Inter-RAT neighbor cell relations between LTE-cells and non-LTE cells their performance is
qualitatively good enough so they should be used for handover execution When the outcome results in an inefficient neighbor relation
the according neighbor cell relation may be blacklisted for handover.

CMAS is a solution to broadcast public warning messages.

Support of GBR services other than voice.

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LTE510

Synchronization of InterRAT neigbhors

Configuration
Management

Feature LTE 783 and LTE 784 enable an operator to configure Inter-RAT neighbor relations when new LTE eNBs are existing/created
using pre-planned data (network planning and configuration file download onto Flexi Multiradio BTS). The established Inter RAT
neighbor relations are also updated/synchronized automatically.
Feature LTE 510 adds mechanism to establish new InterRAT neighbor relations also in case new UTRAN/GERAN cells are created to
optimization scope of an existing LTE cell.

LTE511

Intra cell handover

Mobility

The eNode B performs a handover to the serving cell.

LTE518

Operator specific QCI

QoS, services and


end user
experience

The operator is able to extend the standardized QCIs with additional 21 non GBR QCIs.
The introduction of operator specific QCIs requires an alignment with the EPC.

LTE519

eRAB Modification

QoS, services and


end user
experience

The operator is able to change the QCI and ARP of an eRAB and UE AMBR.

LTE522

S1 partial reset

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

The S1 partial reset allows the eNode B or the MME to perform a 'bulk release' of many UE-associated S1-signaling connections with
one message exchange between eNB and MME.

LTE523

Multi-layered Certificate Authorities

O&M Security

This feature provides supports operator certificate management for multi-layer hierarchical PKI and cross-certified PKI structures by
Flexi Multiradio BTS.

LTE524

Certificate Management for iOMS

OMS specific
features

The iOMS certificate management supports the remote enrollment of the iOMS operator certificate and trust anchor. The certificate is
used for mutual authentication between iOMS and a remote peer for Transport Layer Security (TLS) or HTTPS.
This feature aims to enable improvements of the system performance by optimizing the Intra-LTE radio network HO-configuration in
order to reduce as much as possble the following events as much as possible:
- Too early HOs
- Too late HOs

LTE533

Mobility Robustness

Configuration
Management

LTE534

ARP-based Admission Control for E-RABs

QoS, services and


end user
experience

Central ANR

Configuration
Management

LTE539

Reducing such events, number of call drops and/radio link failures, as well as exchanged signaling will be also reduced as much as
possible.
This feature has to be considered as a first step of MRO-implementation, covering not all 3GPP-defined use cases for MRO, e. g. HO
to the wrong cell, but will be evolved furtheron in future releases to become fully 3GPP compliant (see feature LTE 956 MROenhancements).
In order to cater as much as possible radio link failures due to mobility problems, HOs to the wrong cell can be counted either as too
early or too late HO events, whatever results to be more suited.
ARP based admission control of GBR/nonGBR bearers in combination with pre-emption.
This feature represents the first implementation of automated neigbhor relation (ANR) for Intra-frequency, Intra-LTE ANR, providing for
the automatic creation and establishment of neighbor relations between Flexi Multiradio BTS.
The central ANR, as the name states, is a central solution basing on NetAct Configurator and Optimizer not considering any UEmeasurements.

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LTE550

Radio parameter online changeable

Configuration
Management

Radio parameter will be online changeable for most of the parameters. Lock/unlock and restart of the Flexi Multiradio BTS is avoided.

LTE551

eNB testability: 3GPP Test models

Network Monitoring
and Maintenance

Flexi Multiradio BTS supports 3GPP test modules and measurements.

LTE552

Delta configuration in Transport

Configuration
Management

Support of delta configuration for transport parameters is applied, as well as for other configuration parameter areas in Flexi Multiradio
BTS, as radio, O&M, site commisioning data.

LTE559

SW Monitoring Module for LTE

Configuration
Management

Feature enables Monitoring of CM based ASW Features in LTE Release

LTE562

CSFB to UTRAN or GSM via redirect

Mobility

The CS fallback function allows for a service based redirection from LTE to UTRAN or to GSM during the call setup. Both mobile
originated and mobile terminated call setup is supported.

LTE568

DL adaptive closed loop MIMO (4x2)

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

The Flexi Multiradio BTS supports 4x2 adaptive closed loop MIMO.

LTE570

Periodic UE measurements

Supplementary
RRM functions

The features provides the support of periodic intra-frequency event based UE measurements for post-processing in O&M.

LTE571

Controlled uplink packet segmentation

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

Increased uplink cell edge performance by controlled uplink packet segmentation.

LTE572

IMS emergency sessions

QoS, services and


end user
experience

Support of IMS emergency calls.

LTE574

IP Transport Network Measurement

Transmission

This feature introduces means for actively measuring and supervising the IP network conditions through the mobile backhaul between
the eNB e.g. and core site routers, core elements, other eNBs or other probing systems. If required, the measurements can be done for
each QoS class separately.

LTE575

3GPP baseline R8 12/2009

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

The release will be based on 3GPP baseline R8 12/2009.

LTE576

3GPP baseline R9 03/2010

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

The release will be based on 3GPP baseline R9 03/2010.

LTE581

PRACH management

Configuration
Management

An automatic assignment of PRACH settings is provided.

LTE585

Smart DRX

QoS, services and


end user
experience

Improved power saving for always on users

For internal use

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LTE587

Multiple GBR EPS Bearers per UE

QoS, services and


end user
experience

Support of up to 3 GBR bearers per UE.

LTE592

Link Supervision with BFD

Transmission

This feature supports supervision of the eNB transport link using BFD.

LTE593

Security for Ethernet Ports

O&M Security

Local Ethernet ports on the Flexi10 BTS control module are protected against Layer 2 vulnerabilities

LTE602

Performance Management Administration

Network Monitoring
and Maintenance

The performance management is supporting the administration of measurement types.

LTE611

BTS Site Manager launch improvements

Supplementary
O&M features

Improve the BTS SM launch speed when used locally and integrated into NetAct.
The startup will be finished within 6 seconds.

LTE616

Usage based PDCCH adaptation

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

The number of OFDM symbols for PDCCH are adapted to the used CCE (control channel elements).

LTE619

Interference aware UL scheduling

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

Uplink interference aware scheduling not needing any communication via X2.

LTE623

Crypto Agent

O&M Security

The Crypto agent provides a SW based solution for secure key storage and secure file storage support and the related cryptographic
services on top of OpenSSL

LTE624

Operability and Performance Monitoring:


Agreed corrections and Additions

Supplementary
O&M features

This feature contains approved minor addtions and pronto corrections.

LTE625

Operability and Performance Monitoring:


Agreed corrections and Additions

Supplementary
O&M features

This feature contains approved minor addtions and pronto corrections.

LTE644

Configurable cell trace content

LTE646

SW Monitoring Extension with PM Counters

With this feature for cell trace an operator configurable selection for trace content is provided.
Network Monitoring
The trace content is getting by this scalable to the needs of the operators needs.
and Maintenance Currently for all trace features in the LTE trace set (LTE433 Cell Trace, LTE163 Subscriber / Equipment Trace) the interfaces can be
selected to be traced with maximum trace depth as defined by 3GPP is supported.
Purpose of this feature is to extend the content of the SW monitoring report for the calculating of the price for customers.
Configuration
Management

The existing SW monitoring module considers the evaluation of the configuration management database for optional features.
Additionally to that evaluation now also additionally dedicated LTE PM counter shall be included into the SW monitoring report, which
are important to calculate the SW price for customer on a usage basis.

LTE650

Trial LTE Operability Environment

Network
Administration

In the trial release the Flexi Multiradio BTS can be mangaged mainly with the BTS Site Manger (BTSSM).
NetAct can be used for central fault management of the Flexi Mulitmode BTS in the network.

LTE651

Performance Monitoring I

Performance
Monitoring

Featture provides-basic counters to verify basic system functionality and performance


-support for basic network optimization for coverage and performance
-internally provided performance counters can be complemented by external tracing tools and drive test data

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Network
Administration

The LTE network management system based on the NetAct OSS framework has been designed for scalability, supporting different
network sizes. Selected solutions are inherited from existing solutions and developed further to also support LTE operability.

LTE653

LTE Operability Architecture

LTE654

LTE Configuration Management

LTE655

LTE Software Management

LTE656

LTE Fault Management

LTE657

LTE Performance Management

LTE662

LTE Symptom Trace

Network Monitoring
and Maintenance

This feature provides the collection and provisioning of error symptoms and SW traces as input to the PROSPER (Proactive Service
Platform, Engineered and Remote) platform. The collection of symptom is controlled by the Diagnosis Workbench component of
PROSPER.

LTE663

GPS location and time retrieval

Supplementary
O&M features

Interface to a GPS module to fetch geographical coordinates and time

LTE664

LTE transport protocol stack

Transmission

eNB protocol stacks for User, Control and Management Plane

LTE665

LTE Certificate Management

O&M Security

LTE666

LTE User Account Management

O&M Security

LTE667

LTE User Event Log Management

O&M Security

This feature enables auditing of user actions in the Flexi Multiradio BTS and integrated Operation and Mediation function (iOMS) and
enables fast means to start corrective actions and prevention of possible configuration damages.

LTE679

LTE Local User Account Management

O&M Security

This Feature introduces a local user account management for the Flexi Multiradio BTS.

Planning Tools like NetAct Configurator and BTS Site Manager provide the Site Configuration File, the Radio plan and the Transmission
plan for the Flexi Multiradio BTS.
These plans are downloaded, stored and activated to single Flexi Multiradio BTS via NetAct or BTS Site Manager. In addition the
dedicated modification of selected managed objects is supported as well as the management of states and features.
The SW Management provided by NetAct services and BTS Site Manager consists of software management functionalities focused to
the Flexi Multiradio BTS. Those functionalities are downloading SW builds, activating SW builds and uploading SW configurations. With
Configuration
NetAct several downloads and uploads may run in parallel for multiple Flexi Multiradio BTS. A SW build consists of several files. Also
Management
SW update for parts of the SW are handled as builds consisting of one or more files updating the impacted SW segments.
When a SW build is downloaded it can be activated immediately, or later by a dedicated activation request. The SW configuration
upload functionality may be used to keep NetAct back-up data base up-to-date.
Alarms are reported to the management systems, including the cause of the service loss. The alarms themselves are supplemented
with the alarm manual pages to describe the conditions in more details. The fault detection also leads if needed to automatic recovery
Network Monitoring
actions. The Flexi Multiradio BTS alarm system gathers alarm reports from the application software in the Flexi Multiradio BTS and
and Maintenance
reports them to the NetAct. On NetAct a graphical user interface provides a view for active alarms and according reports as well as an
alarm history and enables the operator to modify Alarm parameters. Alarm monitoring is as well possible with the BTS Site Manager.
The Radio Network Performance Management provides the operators with continuous up-to-date information, enabling them to
Network Monitoring
maintain a high standard of network operability for their customers. With NetAct Threshold Based PM Alarming it makes it easier to
and Maintenance
detect faults, identify bottlenecks and optimize the network. Flexible KPIs provide a quick view about the actual network performance.
Configuration
Management

The Flexi Multiradio BTS Certificate Management feature provides the handling of the private and public key as well as digital
certificates in X.509v3 format. Keys and certificates are used for mutual authentication between IPsec and/or TLS protocol peers. This
feature represents the BTS local/peer part of the NSN Identity Management System (IDM) respectively a 3rd party PKI solution
This feature enables centralized user account management for the Flexi Multiradio BTS and integrated Operation and Mediation
function from NetAct together with the Remote User Information Management application (RUIM) application. It provides also a mass
updating function of local user passwords for BTS.

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LTE681

Windows 7 Support for Element Manager


Client Software

Network
Administration

Windows 7 is supported for the Element Managers

LTE685

Infrastructures for Certification Authority


(CA) and Registration Authority (RA)

O&M Security

To enable the Public Key Certification based authentication and authorization within the access network and management network the
provisioning of a Public Key Infrastructure on both NSN as vendor and the operator side is a prerequisite. The NSN Identity
Management solution integrates the NSN PKI manufacturing and delivery chain with the operators PKI infrastructure.

LTE692

LTE Firewall Support

O&M Security

Provisioning of an internal Firewall to protect the Flexi LTE BTS

LTE703

DL adaptive closed loop MIMO for two


antennas

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

Spatial multiplexing mode is selected dynamically while applying closed loop MIMO for two antennas

LTE713

Synchronous Ethernet

Transmission

Base station frequency synchronization from the Ethernet interface as per G.8261.

LTE720

SON LTE BTS Auto Configuration

Configuration
Management

The Flexi Multiradio BTS Auto Configuration feature provides automated configuration of new or relocated base stations from a remote
network operation center with minimized manual interventions.

LTE735

RRC Connection Re-establishment

QoS, services and


end user
experience

RRC Connection Re-establishment is supported as preferred resolution for temporary RL failure or due to physical link failure during
handover execution.

LTE736

CS Fallback to UTRAN

Mobility

PS handover based CS fallback from LTE to UTRAN for mobile originated and mobile terminated call setup is supported. The target cell
selection is based on fast measurement solicitation.

LTE740

Integrated Operation Mediation Subsystem


(iOMS)

OMS specific
features

An integrated Operation Mediation System (iOMS) integrated into the NetAct framework mediates between the transport optimized
multiple Flexi LTE BTS management interfaces and the Corba NWI3 Management Interface utilized by several NetAct Applications. In
addition iOMS supports the FCAPS applications with concentration and aggregation functions for SW distribution and PM data
collection.

LTE747

Support of UE radio capabilities

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

Retrieval of UE radio capabilities

LTE749

Link adaptation for PDCCH

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

UE specific adaptation of code rate and CCE aggregation level.

LTE761

Advanced target cell selection and handover


retry for intra frequency handover

Mobility

Intelligent selection of target cells and handover retry

LTE762

Idle mode mobility from LTE to WCDMA,


GSM or other LTE bands

Mobility

Support of additional SIBs

LTE767

Support of aperiodic CQI reports

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

Aperiodic CQI reports will scheduled in addition to periodic reports

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LTE770

Basic Performance Counter Collection II

Performance
Monitoring

The Basic Performance Counter Collection II provides -counters to verify system functionality and performance in commercial operation
-support for network optimization for coverage and performance
-internally provided performance counters can be complemented by external tracing tools and drive test data

LTE771

Optimization of Intra-LTE neighbor relations

Configuration
Management

NetAct Optimizer supervises all registered cell relations between neighboring LTE cells if they are still valid and reliable candidates to
be a hand over destination. When the outcome results in an inefficient neighbor relation the according cell relation may be blacklisted
for handover.

LTE775

SCTP multi-homing (MME)

Transmission

The eNB supports SCTP multihoming with multiple IP addresses for C-plane termination at the MME.
This feature covers Intra-LTE, Intra-frequency automated neighbor relation configuration (ANR).

LTE782

ANR Fully UE based

Configuration
Management

In case an unknown physical cell ID (PCI) is detected and reported by a UE to the Flexi Multiradio BTS the corresponding EUTRAN Cell
Global ID (ECGI) is derived with the help of the UE-measurements.
The Flexi Multiradio BTS resolves the corresponding public IP address of the new found neighbor Flexi Multiradio BTS and establishes
the X2 connection to exchange neighbor cell information respectively opens the X2 interface for control layer applications.
The automated planning of neighbor relation to UTRAN cells is done on NMS level with the help of NetAct Configurator and Optimizer.
This feature prepares neighbour relations for each LTE cell in the optimization scope and UTRAN automatically based on current LTE
and legacy UTRAN network configuration data with an intelligent algorithm in Optimizer to identify possible UTRAN neighbor cells.
This functionality can be triggered manually.
From creation time onwards the established relations are updated/synchronized automatically in case of changes occurring at the
UTRAN side (deletion of cell or change of the parameters), ensuring up-to-date Inter RAT neighbor relationships.

LTE783

ANR InterRAT UTRAN

Configuration
Management

LTE786

Flexible UL Bandwidth

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

A LTE Rel-8 compliant method to reduce uplink bandwidth below nominal system bandwidth via PUCCH blanking.

LTE788

Support of 16 QAM (UL)

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

Support of 16 QAM in uplink

LTE793

Support of 16 QAM (DL)

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

Support of 16 QAM in downlink

LTE795

BTS Site Manager Interface Improvement

Supplementary
O&M features

The number of Management interfaces between the Felxi Multiradio BTS and BTS Site Manager is reduced to one interface.

LTE796

iOMS connectivity increase

OMS specific
features

iOMS BTS O&M interface Proxy connectivity is increased

LTE797

PM Counter Handover I

Performance
Monitoring

The PM Counter Handover I provides more detailed insight into handover performance.

LTE798

PM Counter Histograms I

Performance
Monitoring

The PM Counter Histograms I provides detailed histograms of air interface performance counters for optimization purposes.

LTE805

PM Counter Capacity I

Performance
Monitoring

The PM Counter Capacity I provides detailed insight into air interface resource utilization and throughput.

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LTE806

PM Counter Transport I

Performance
Monitoring

The PM Counter Transport I provides detailed insight into the performance of the transport interface of the eNodeB on IP layer.

LTE807

Idle mode mobility LTE to CDMA/1xRTT

Mobility

Support of Idle mode mobility from LTE to CDMA/1xRTT

LTE815

Proactive UL Resource Assignment

QoS, services and


end user
experience

Proactive UL Resource Assignment provides the possibility, to demonstrate ping response times of below 10 ms in lab and low load
field environments.

LTE819

DL inter-cell interference generation

Supplementary
RRM functions

The Flexi Multiradio BTS sends dummy data to non existing UEs in order to generate downlink inter-cell interference.

LTE829

Increased uplink MCS range

LTE830

LTE Automatic Lock

Uplink peak data rates are limited by the lack of support of 64QAM in UEs cat 1-4. 3GPP 36.213 defines MCS20 as highest coding
Coverage, capacity
scheme applicable to 16QAM. The usage MCS21 to MCS24 for 16QAM operation provides approximately 25% higher UL peak rates ad
and peak rates
allows to meet LTE 25.913 high level requirement of 50 Mbps in UL.
In LTE as in other technologies the "lock/unlock" commands are necessary for specific objects so that changes to related parameters
can be applied.
This means that the lock command, the required parameter change and the unlock command need to be executed. As in LTE currently
parameter changes are possible only via configuration data downloads, three different configuration files would be required.
Configuration
Management

With the help of this feature the operator does not have to care about the required lock/unlock commands, but only about the required
parameter change.
The required "lock/unlock" commands are issued automatically in Flexi Multiradio BTS.
The operator can choose to use a less service impacting way by applying the graceful cell shutdown or the hard, but fast and immediate
lock in case of cell parameter changes.
After the parameter changes are done, the cell will be re-activated to that state it had before the modification.

LTE843

ETWS broadcast

QoS, services and


end user
experience

The Flexi Multiradio BTS supports ETWS (Earthquake and Tsunami Warning System) by a warning delivery procedure. Broadcast of
primary and secondary notifications are supported.

LTE866

Fast IP Rerouting

Transmission

This feature supports transport path redundancy using BFD triggered static rerouting.

LTE870

Idle mode mobility from LTE to


CDMA/eHRPD

Mobility

Support of Idle mode mobility from LTE to CDMA/eHRPD.

LTE872

SRVCC to WCDMA

Mobility

Service continuity for VoIP

LTE875

Different IP addresses for U/C/M/S-plane

Transmission

The eNB can be configured with separate IP addresses for User, Control, Management and Synchronization Plane.

LTE877

Adjustable Performance Upload

Performance
Monitoring

The Performance Data can be uploaded from Flexi Multiradio BTS to NetAct in configurable upload intervals.
The upload interval of the performance data was fixed before to 1 hour.

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LTE882

System Upgrade with Backward


Compatibility

Configuration
Management

This feature enables the smooth upgrade from major release (RLxx) N-1 to release N in the overall network.

LTE899

Antenna Line Supervision

BTS Site Solution

Flexi Multiradio BTS has integrated Antenna line supervision in Radio Module to control antenna line condition by Voltage Standing
Wave Ratio (VSWR) measurement. This integrated HW based functionality is to be enabled by a specific SW licence.
VSWR measurement can be done to TX/RX branch antenna line only.

LTE905

Non GBR QCI 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9

QoS, services and


end user
experience

The Flexi Multiradio BTS supports the SAE bearers with the QCI 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9.

LTE907

TTI bundling

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

TTI bundling allows for better uplink performance at the cell border in LTE and reduced PDCCH signaling load.

LTE913

LTE NEBS Compliant OMS

Supplementary
O&M features

NEBS is not a legal or regulatory requirement but a mandatory customer requirement by all major North America operators like Verizon,
ATT, Sprint, etc for equipments that goes in the Central Office. Since OMS will be in most cases CO equipment, this will be a high
priority requirement for our HW to be NEBS compliant.
Operators such as Verizon have very strict requirements on reliability, product safety, electromagnetic compatibility, and environmental
requirements meeting the highest standards for their network. Having a NEBS compliant hardware especially in their switching offices
ensures that they meet these requirements.
With the appropriate HW architecture and platform, it is anticipated that the OMS hardware delivered to operators such as Verizon,
ATT, etc will require to be NEBS compliant.
This solution will either be blade based or rack based solution.

LTE931

Ethernet Jumbo Frames

Transmission

Flexi Multiradio BTS supports Ethernet Jumbo Frames

LTE940

SW Verification Agent

O&M Security

BTS modules provide a secured bootstrap. Only integrity checked code is allowed to go into the service.
The NSN MDT feature is designed to replace currently expensive drive testing and is intended for use during network deployment,
optimization and operation.
The main use case of this MDT feature is coverage optimization in Intrafrequency LTE networks.

LTE953

MDT (Minimization of Drive Test)

This MDT feature offers


1) different MDT pre-definedMDT profiles for operator use in NetAct Trace Viewer application.
2) additional information added to the trace data.

Performance
Monitoring

The MDT feature is based on the use of


Cell Trace with all additional enhancements of it with
additional measurement features and
measurement retrieval coming from the UE.
The MDT feature is based on the so called "immediate" reporting mode. The main focus of this MDT feature is the collection of the
data. The data will be available to NetAct TraceViewer or to 3rd party IP addresses, as protocol analyzer. The detailed analysis of this
data and possibly resulting optimization is out of scope of this feature.

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LTE962

RACH Optimization

Configuration
Management

The feature offers the optimization of PRACH / RACH parameters which are used in the Flexi Multiradio BTS with the Optimization by
Resolution of Collisions and Inconsistencies.
RACH Optimization is following TS 36.902 definition, but still considering central approach as defined with LTE581 PRACH
management.

LTE971

Intra-LTE mobility offsets

Mobility

Offset setting for intra LTE mobility is introduced.

LTE979

IRC for 2 RX Paths

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

The interference rejection combining (IRC) improves mainly for highly loaded and interference limited cells the uplink performance of
cell edge users and slightly increases the uplink cell capacity.

LTE981

3GPP baseline R9 12/2010

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

The release will be based on 3GPP baseline R9 12/2010.

LTE982

Juniper SRX as Security Gateway

Transmission

Juniper SRX to act as Security Gateway - providing L2 termination and IPSec termination in combination with BTS L2 features and
integrated IPSec solution.

LTE1014

X2 eNB Configuration Update

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

Support of the eNode B configuration update procedure via X2.

LTE1016

Operability and Performance Monitoring:


Agreed Corrections and Additions

Supplementary
O&M features

This feature contains approved minor additions and pronto corrections.


In the LTE releases the feature set of SON features executing automatic parameter changes is increasing.
This feature provides to the user of NetAct the history of changes of CM parameters, which have been executed by SON features.
Below listed SON features are indicating the changes done using SON Reports.

LTE1019

SON Reports

Configuration
Management

The operator at NetAct has the possibility to generate reports from this history according to certain criteria, for example filtering by time,
network element, parameter, parameter value, trigger of change. This might result in reports like for example:
which feature has changed the value of a parameter.
which parameters have been changed by which feature.
who (feature/Operator) changed that related parameter and which change has been done.
which changes have been done in a specified time frame.

LTE1034

Extended Uplink Link Adaptation

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

An enhanced uplink link adaptation (E-ULA) algorithm is introduced.

LTE1035

Outer loop link adaptation for PDCCH

Coverage, capacity
and peak rates

The feature provides an enhancement to the PDCCH link adaptation algorithm.

LTE1036

RSRQ based cell reselection

Mobility

Quality based inter-frequency and IRAT idle mode mobility

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LTE1043

3GPP baseline R10 06/2012

Basic LTE call


handling and
interworking

The release will be based on 3GPP baseline R10 06/2012.

LTE1045

Full SON Support for Distributed Sites

Configuration
Management

This feature includes the introduction of antenna site location information differentiation for distributed site deployments.
The SON algorithms calculating possible neighbor sites will be adapted to consider the site location info from antenna.

LTE1046

Data Collector for LTE

Performance
Monitoring

Data Collector is a L3 messages collector. It fetches data out of the Flexi Multiradio BTS including proprietary counters. A multivendor
to be supported.

LTE1060

TDD - FDD handover

Mobility

Loss less handover between TDD and FDD.

LTE1073

Measurement-based Redirect to UTRAN

Mobility

Extended PS handover functionality for UEs supporting IRAT measurements but no PS handover

LTE1091

LTE1099

BTS Diagnostics Toolkit

Network Monitoring
and Maintenance

Event-triggered symptom data collection and Network Monitoring


provisioning
and Maintenance

The BTS Diagnostics Toolkit is supporting operator and technical support and NSN development with efficient data collection from eNB.
The data set, as e.g. trace data, BTS snapshot data, .. is send from operator to NSN with tool support. It will allow resolving an error at
first occurrence as all necessary information is available for detailed analysis. The toolkit is-Supervising the eNBs via online tracing
- Triggering the BTS Snapshot creation in time
-Comes along with LTE SW
-Is easy to install and use
The feature presents a centralized function of collecting BTS Techlogs (troubleshooting data) from Flexi Multiradio BTS when a
predefined event occurs.
The logs are available in the NetAct and can be accessed by operator and sent to technical service to identify problems.

LTE1144

Operability and Performance Monitoring:


Agreed corrections and Additions (RL40)

Supplementary
O&M features

This feature contains approved minor addtions and pronto corrections.

LTE1170

Inter eNode B IF Load Balancing

Mobility

Load balancing for cells deployed on different frequency layers.

LTE1201

LTE iOMS HW, HP Blade Gen8

Supplementary
O&M features

New HW generation for LTE iOMS to replace HP BL460 G6 in new deliveries with HP BL460 Gen8.
Connectivity in RL40 is same with G6.

LTE1222

SON Automation Modes

Configuration
Management

Inter-RAT neighbor related features and optimization of IntraLTE are executed in an automatic manner.

LTE1260

iOMS Certificate update and revocation


support

OMS specific
features

The iOMS supports the automated certificate life cycle management by autonomous update of the operator entity certificate. This iOMS
certificate can be signed by a multilayer PKI system comprising sub-ordinate CAs and the root CA on top. Revocation lists provided by
the signing of the remote peers are loaded and regularly updated.

LTE1340

Trace-based Real Time Monitoring

Performance
Monitoring

This feature offers real-time network monitoring/trouble-shooting solution, based on Flexi Multiradio BTS trace interface as data input
by a Layer 3 Data Collector (L3DC) and visualisation at Traffica.

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LTE1379

Operability and Performance Monitoring:


Agreed Corrections and Additions
(RL50/RL35TD)

LTE1383 Cell Specific neighbor relation / PCI handling

Supplementary
O&M features

Configuration
Management

This feature contains approved minor additions and pronto corrections.


This feature allows enhanced usage of ANR- and HO-related features even in non perfect network setup conditions.
Following enhancements are included:
1) Neighbour Relations are resolved and handled on eNB cell level (i.e. uniqueness of PCI/Freq for all neighbour cells on eNB level is
no longer required). For different eNB cells, NRs with the same PCI (but different ECGI) and carrier are configurable.
This is available with
- LTE782 ANR fully UE based, intra-frequency.
It will also be available with
- LTE556 ANR fully UE based, inter-frequency, when the feature itself is supported
Cell specific neighbor relations can also be created by operator as
-OAM assigned neighbor relations (intra / inter-frequency).

2) PCI management in NetAct Optimizer offers the eNB cell level PCI assignment.
3) ANR Profiles for easy setup of respective ANR features per frequency
4) Systewide support of up to 64X2 links
LTE1387

LTE1405

Intra-eNode B IF Load Balancing

Remote SW-management and data


backup/restore support for iOMS

Mobility

OMS specific
features

LTE1387 balances the eNodeB air interface load between two cells in different frequency layers.
This feature requires implementation of following functional enhancements for iOMS management.
-Remote SW-management for iOMS
iOMS SW incremental deliveries can be handled remotely with NetAct SW management tool/application

-iOMS Data Backup and Restore Solution


Backup files can be uploaded and stored remotely to NetAct.
LTE1407

RSRQ based redirect

LTE1457

Cell trace Configuration via Configuration


Management

LTE1504

Checkpoint Appliance as Security Gateway

LTE112

Cell Bandwidth - 20 MHz

LTE113

Mobility

RSRQ is used in addition to RSRP in order to trigger a RRC connection release with redirect.

Cell trace is used as the base for several monitoring features. It is applied for these use cases often in bigger areas of the LTE network.
Network Monitoring
Currently cell traces can be configured only from NetAct Trace Viewer. In addition to NetAct Trace Viewer the cell traces can be
and Maintenance configured via NetAct Configuration Management and BTS Site Manager as well. Mass configurations in the LTE network are by this
setup conveniently supported.
Transmission

Checkpoint Appliance 21400 and 61000 are introduced as standalone Security Gateway options

Cell Bandwidth - 15 MHz

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Main differences with Macro


Intra eNB Handover
More than 2x2 antenna configurations
4x2 and greater MIMO does not apply to FZM
IPSec
IPSec on bearer not supported
Only 1 sector deployment
Carrier Aggregation

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