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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Table of Contents

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RAN3093 Benefits

 

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RAN3093 Functional description

 

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RAN3093 System impact

 

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RAN3093 Reference data

 

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Activating RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

 

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Activating MBLB HSPA load state bypass

 

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Activating Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without compressed mode measurements

 

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Verifying Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without compressed mode measurements

 

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Verifying Enhanced mobility-triggered layering

 

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Deactivating Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO in RRC setup

 

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Deactivating Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH state

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Deactivating the MBLB HSPA load state bypass

 

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Deactivating Enhanced inactivity triggered layering without compressed mode measurements

 

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Deactivating Enhanced mobility triggered layering

 

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List of Tables

Table 1

RAN3093 hardware and software requirements

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Table 2

New counters introduced by RAN3093

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Table 3

Existing counters related to RAN3093

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Table 4

New parameters introduced by RAN3093

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Table 5

Parameters modified by RAN3093

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Table 6

Existing parameters related to RAN3093

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Table 7

PRFILE parameters related to RAN3093

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Table 8

RAN3093 Sales information

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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

1 RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Introduction to the feature

The RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature enhances load balancing, layering during voice call setup, inactivity-triggered layering and mobility-triggered layering functionalities of the RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature. It introduces new counters for monitoring SLHO Load State and HSPA Load State in correlation with MBLB decisions. The enhancements are based on live-network experience.

1.1 RAN3093 Benefits

End-user benefits

The user is directed to the optimal frequency layer, which improves the overall end-user experience.

Operator benefits

Multi-Band Load Balancing enables the optimal usage of frequencies within a network according to operator preferences, UE capabilities, network capabilities, load balancing possibilities, and services. With the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature, load balancing is made more sensitive, radio resource utilization is more efficient, and radio network performance is higher. In general, operator strategies on how to use the frequency layers can be better supported. Operator has greater control over utilization of the frequency layers.

1.2 RAN3093 Functional description

Enhanced load balancing

Enhanced load balancing enables to use the RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature just for balancing HSPA load between the layers (without any preferred layer definitions). It is also possible to prevent useless load balancing actions when the HSPA load level is low.

When Enhanced load balancing is enabled, multi-band load balancing can be done just because of the load balancing reasons if both of the following conditions are met:

HSPA load level of the source cell/layer has reached a specified threshold.

HSPA load difference between the source and target cells/layers exceeds a specified threshold.

Enhanced load balancing and the related load thresholds are controlled by radio network parameters.

Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO for the standalone SRB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Currently, it is possible to perform Multi-Band Load Balancing (MBLB) layer change for voice calls in RAB setup phase. The RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature enables changing preferred layer for CS voice call already in the RRC connection setup phase or when starting CS voice call from CCH state. Less signaling is needed for layering as the correct layer is already known before the RAB setup.

The use of enhanced layering during CS voice call setup from CCH state can be allowed or denied for certain UEs with the device detection mechanism. For more information on the device detection mechanism, see RAN3082: Device Detection .

Enhanced layering during voice call setup - HSPA load state bypass

Currently, MBLB sets the HSPA load state for a cell based on the following indications:

downlink power and provided average bit rate (HSDPA)

uplink noise rise and provided average bit rate (HSUPA)

maximum number of HSDPA users

HSUPA resource status in the BTS

If the HSPA load state of cell is set by any of these indications, the MBLB does not consider such a cell as possible target cell for the layer change. This is valid for both CS and PS services. However, as the HSPA load state can only be caused by the HSPA load, it does not necessarily indicate congestion for CS AMR speech RAB.

The RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature provides an option to bypass the HSPA load state . This is possible for CS AMR speech RAB. Voice calls can be moved by MBLB to a target cell even if the target cell is in HSPA load state . This bypass can be set to ON or OFF.

This feature is applicable to any MBLB function, which utilizes the HSPA load state for decision making for the CS AMR speech RAB layering. Such MBLB functions are the MBLB Blind IFHO and the MBLB Mobility HO.

Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without compressed mode measurements

Inactivity-triggered layer change is currently being done by using compressed mode measurements followed by a hard handover.

When enhanced inactivity-triggered layering is enabled and the radio conditions in the source cell are good enough, the decision on the inactivity-triggered layer change is done without compressed mode measurements. Inactivity-triggered layer change can be prevented completely if the radio conditions in the source cell are bad.

Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without compressed mode measurements and the related thresholds for radio conditions are controlled by radio network parameters.

Enhanced mobility-triggered layering

Mobility-triggered layer change is currently being done when the preferred layer definitions change during the active set update (ASU) or serving HS-DSCH cell change (SCC) procedures, or when the UE is detected to moving fast.

When Enhanced mobility-triggered layering is enabled, the need for mobility triggered layering is additionally checked after the first RAB setup is completed, and in case of multi-RABs, after the AMR RAB setup is completed.

Enhanced mobility triggered layering is enabled with an radio network parameter.

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering in state transition to CCH state

Inactivity-triggered layer change is currently being done by using compressed mode measurements followed by a hard handover.

When enhanced inactivity-triggered layering is enabled in the state transition to CCH state, inactivity-triggered layer change is done by state transition instead of hard handover when UE is moving from Cell_DCH to Cell_FACH/PCH or URA_PCH state.

Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering in state transition to CCH state is enabled by an radio network parameter.

The use of the Enhanced inactivity triggered layering in state transition to CCH state functionality of RAN3093 can be allowed or denied for certain UEs with device detection mechanism. For more information on the device detection mechanism, see RAN3082:

Device Detection .

g Note: Layering that is triggered by CS call setup can be prevented with the 002:2281 RU50_SPARE_19 PRFILE parameter in cases where the user is detected to be moved from an LTE layer. If layering is not done, then CS call is set up faster (CSFB is faster).

Load counters

The new counters bring more visibility to a cell load state. Both Load State and HSPA Load State can be monitored in correlation with MBLB decisions.

1.3 RAN3093 System impact

Interdependencies between features

This feature requires the RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature.

g Note: The features work under the same license.

Impact on interfaces

Enhanced layering during voice call setup and Enhanced-inactivity triggered layering reduce NBAP and RRC signaling during layering procedures.

Impact on network and network element management tools

This feature has no impact on network management or network element management tools.

Impact on system performance and capacity

This feature has no impact on system performance or capacity.

1.4 RAN3093 Reference data

Requirements

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Table 1

RAN3093 hardware and software requirements

RAS

IPA-RNC

mcRNC

Flexi

Flexi

Flexi Lite

Multiradio

Multiradio 10

BTS

BTS

BTS

WCDMA 16

RNC16

mcRNC16

Support not

Support not

Support not

required

required

required

OMS

NetAct

MSC

SGSN

MGW

UE

WCDMA

NetAct 16.2

Support not

Support not

Support not

Support not

OMS16

required

required

required

required

This feature requires no new or additional hardware.

Alarms There are no alarms related to this feature.

Measurements and counters

Table 2

New counters introduced by RAN3093

Counter ID

Counter name

Measurement

M1000C409

SUM OF HSPA LOAD LEVEL SAMPLES

Cell Resource

M1000C410

HSPA LOAD LEVEL DENOMINATOR

Cell Resource

M1000C411

MAX HSPA LOAD LEVEL

Cell Resource

M1000C412

HSPA IN LOAD STATE SAMPLES

Cell Resource

M1006C323

SUCCESSFUL LAYER CHANGES IN DCH TO PCH/FACH WITH CM

RRC signalling

M1006C324

FAILED LAYER CHANGES IN DCH TO PCH/FACH WITH CM

RRC signalling

M1006C325

SUCCESSFUL LAYER CHANGES IN DCH TO PCH/FACH WITHOUT CM

RRC signalling

M1006C326

FAILED LAYER CHANGES IN DCH TO PCH/FACH WITHOUT CM

RRC signalling

M1008C308

MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH UE BAND CAPA

Intra System Hard Handover

M1008C309

MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH SERVICE AND UE FEATURE CAPA

Intra System Hard Handover

M1008C310

MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH RSCP

Intra System Hard Handover

M1008C311

MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH LOAD

Intra System Hard Handover

M1008C312

MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS USING HSPA LOAD BYPASS

Intra System Hard Handover

M1008C313

MBLB IFHO ATTEMPTS USING HSPA LOAD BYPASS

Intra System Hard Handover

M1008C314

BLOCKED MBLB IFHO DUE SLHO LOAD

Intra System Hard Handover

M1008C315

BLOCKED MBLB BLHO DUE SLHO LOAD

Intra System Hard Handover

M1008C316

BLOCKED MBLB IFHO DUE HSPA LOAD

Intra System Hard Handover

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Table 2

New counters introduced by RAN3093 (Cont.)

Counter ID

Counter name

Measurement

M1008C317

BLOCKED MBLB BLHO DUE HSPA LOAD

Intra System Hard Handover

M1008C318

SUCCESSFUL MBLB BLIND HO

Intra System Hard Handover

Table 3

Existing counters related to RAN3093

Counter ID

Counter name

Measurement

M1001C259

RRC CONN SETUP COMPLETED AFTER DIRECTED

Service Level

M1001C260

RRC CONN SETUP COMPLETED AND DIRECTED

Service Level

Key performance indicators There are no key performance indicators related to this feature.

Parameters

Table 4

New parameters introduced by RAN3093

 
 

Full name

Abbreviated name

Managed object

MBLB Enhancements Enabled

MBLBEnhancementsEnabl

WCEL

ed

HSPA Load Threshold

HSPALoadThreshold

PFL

HSPA Load Margin

HSPALoadMargin

PFL

MBLB due to Inactivity RSCP Threshold

MBLBInactivityRSCPThr

FMCI

Table 5

Parameters modified by RAN3093

Full name

Abbreviated name

Managed object

Layer Selection Weight of Preferred Layer

LaySelWeightPrefLayer

PFL

Whitelist features

Whitelist

WDEV

Blacklist features

Blacklist

WDEV

Table 6

Existing parameters related to RAN3093

Full name

Abbreviated name

Managed object

Blind HO RSCP threshold

BlindHORSCPThr

HOPI

MBLB in RAB Setup Enabled

MBLBRABSetupEnabled

WCEL

MBLB in State Transition Enabled

MBLBStateTransEnabled

WCEL

MBLB in Inactivity Enabled

MBLBInactivityEnabled

WCEL

MBLB in Mobility Enabled

MBLBMobilityEnabled

WCEL

MBLB Load Information Distribution

MBLBLoadInfoDistr

WCEL

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Table 6

Existing parameters related to RAN3093 (Cont.)

Full name

Abbreviated name

Managed object

MBLB in RAB Setup for Multi RAB

MBLBRABSetupMultiRAB

WCEL

Table 7

PRFILE parameters related to RAN3093

Parameter ID

Parameter name

002:2281

RU50_SPARE_19

Commands

There are no commands related to this feature.

Sales information

Table 8

RAN3093 Sales information

BSW/ASW

SW component

License control in network element

ASW

RAN

RNC LK

1.5 Activating RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Purpose

Follow these procedures to activate the functionalities of RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature:

Activating Enhanced load balancing

Activating Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO in RRC setup

Activating Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH state

Activating the MBLB HSPA load state bypass

Activating Enhanced inactivity triggered layering without compressed mode measurements

Activating Enhanced mobility triggered layering

Activating Enhanced inactivity triggered layering in state transition to CCH state

Before you start

g Note: After activating this feature, there is no need to restart RNC or BTS. Activating procedure does not require cell-locking.

The RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature uses the same license as the RAN2172: Multi- Band Load Balancing feature.

Install the license key for the RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature in the RNC and set the feature state to ON. For more information, see Activating RAN2172: Multi- Band Load Balancing .

To set the feature state to ON, use the following command:

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

for IPA-RNC:

ZW7M:FEA=1938:ON;

for mcRNC:

set license feature-mgmt code 0000001938 feature-admin- state on

The RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature is enabled in the cell when it's state is set to ON and one or more of the following WCEL parameters is set to value Enabled :

MBLBRABSetupEnabled

MBLBStateTransEnabled

MBLBInactivityEnabled

MBLBMobilityEnabled

1.5.1 Activating Enhanced load balancing

Purpose

Follow this procedure to activate the Enhanced load balancing functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature.

Before you start

Activate the appropriate phases of the RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature in the cells by setting the parameter value to Enabled in one or more of the following WCEL parameters:

MBLBRABSetupEnabled defining if Multi-Band Load Balancing is enabled in the RAB setup phase

MBLBStateTransEnabled defining if Multi-Band Load Balancing is enabled in the state transition to Cell_DCH state.

MBLBInactivityEnabled defining if Multi-Band Load Balancing is enabled when inactivity is detected in Cell_DCH state

MBLBMobilityEnabled defining if Multi-Band Load Balancing is enabled due to mobility in Cell_DCH state

For more information, see Activating RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing .

g Note: The LaySelWeightLoad PFL parameter value must be greater than zero in the PFL objects attached to the appropriate cells before HSPA load is used in the layer selection.

Verify that the activation of Multi-Band Load Balancing has been successful for the selected phases. For more information, see Verifying RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing .

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Procedure

1 Open the OMS Element Manager.

2 Go to Topology and expand the ROOT directory.

3 Expand the RNC.

4 Configure the PFL object:

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the PFL object and select Edit parameters.

b) For each cell where the enhanced load balancing is activated, configure the following PFL parameters in the PFL object attached to the cell in question:

HSPALoadThreshold

HSPALoadMargin

Leave the default value or change it according to needs.

5 Expand the RNC object then expand the WCEL object.

6 Configure the WCEL object:

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the WCEL object and select Edit parameters.

b) Assign the PFL identifier in WCEL from the PFLidentifier parameter.

c) Under the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure, set the value of the Enhanced load balancing parameter to True.

7 Select Apply to save the changes.

1.5.2 Activating Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO in RRC setup

Purpose

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Follow this procedure to activate Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO in RRC setup functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature.

Before you start

Set the value of the MBLBRABSetupEnabled parameter to Enabled for Blind IFHO in RAB setup phase according to the RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature activation instructions.

Procedure

1 Open the OMS Element Manager.

2 Go to Topology and expand the ROOT directory.

3 Expand the RNC object then expand the WCEL object.

4 Configure the WCEL object.

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the WCEL object and select Edit parameters.

b) Assign the PFL identifier in WCEL from the PFLidentifier parameter.

c) Under the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure, set the value of the Blind IFHO in RRC setup parameter to True.

5 Select Apply to save the changes.

Further information

The following PFL parameters are used by this functionality:

PrefLayerDCHSDAMR

PrefLayerHSPAAMR

PrefLayerHSDPAAMR

PrefLayerR99AMR

1.5.3 Activating Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH state

Purpose

Follow this procedure to activate the Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH state functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature.

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Before you start

In the cells, activate the Blind IFHO in RAB setup and MBLB in RAB Setup for Multi RAB functionalities by configuring the following WCEL parameters:

Set the value of the MBLBRABSetupEnabled parameter to Enabled for Blind IFHO in RAB setup .

Set the value of the MBLBRABSetupMultiRAB parameter to either Enabled when UE is in Cell_FACH/Cell_PCH state or Enabled when UE is in Cell_DCH/Cell_FACH/Cell_PCH .

For more information, see Activating RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing .

Verify if the activation of Multi-Band Load Balancing Blind IFHO in RAB setup and MBLB in RAB Setup for Multi RAB has been successful. For more information, see Verifying RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing .

To blacklist or whitelist certain UEs for the Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH state functionality of RAN3093 , use the WDEV object parameters of the RAN3082: Device Detection feature.

Procedure

1 Open the OMS Element Manager.

2 Go to Topology and expand the ROOT directory.

3 Expand the RNC object then expand the WCEL object.

4 Configure the WCEL object.

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the WCEL object and select Edit parameters.

b) Assign the PFL identifier in WCEL from the PFLidentifier parameter.

c) Under the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure, set

the value of the Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH states

parameter to True.

5 Select Apply to save the changes.

1.5.4 Activating MBLB HSPA load state bypass

Purpose

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Follow this procedure to activate the MBLB HSPA load state bypass function of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature. This function is possible for AMR CS speech call.

Before you start

Enable and configure at least one of the RAN2172: Multi- Band Load Balancing feature's functions that utilize HSPA load state for decision making, using the following WCEL parameters:

MBLBRABSetupEnabled

MBLBRABSetupMultiRAB

value: enabled when UE is in Cell_FACH/Cell_PCH state

value: enabled when UE is in Cell_DCH state

value: enabled when UE is in Cell_DCH/Cell_FACH/Cell_PCH

MBLBMobilityEnabled

For more information, see Activating RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing .

Procedure

1 Open the OMS Element Manager.

2 Go to Topology and expand the ROOT directory.

3 Expand the RNC object then expand the WCEL object.

4 Configure the WCEL object.

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the WCEL object and select Edit parameters.

b) Assign the PFL identifier in WCEL from the PFLidentifier parameter.

c) Under the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure, set

the value of the Bypass of HSPA load state in case of CS voice

call

parameter to True.

5 Select Apply to save the changes.

1.5.5 Activating Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without compressed mode measurements

Purpose

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Follow this procedure to activate the Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without compressed mode measurements functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature.

Before you start

Activate the RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature due to inactivity by setting the MBLBInactivityEnabled WCEL parameter value to Enabled .

Verify that the activation of Multi-Band Load Balancing due to inactivity has been successful.

For more information, see Activating RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing .

Procedure

1 Open the OMS Element Manager.

2 Go to Topology and expand the ROOT directory.

3 Expand the RNC object then expand the FMCI object.

4 Configure the FMCI object.

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the FMCI object and select Edit parameters.

b) For each cell where the enhanced inactivity triggered layering without compressed mode measurements is activated, configure the MBLBInactivityRSCPThr parameter. Leave the default value or change it according to needs.

When the DL channel type is DCH, the FMCI parameter set is defined by the

NrtFmciIdentifier WCEL parameter.

When the DL channel type is HS-DSCH, the FMCI parameter set is defined

by the HSDPAFmciIdentifier WCEL parameter.

5 Define neighbor cells.

For each cell where the enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without compressed mode measurements is activated, define the Intra-RNC inter-frequency neighbor cells that can be target cells for blind inactivity-triggered layering by configuring the

BlindHOTargetCell ADJI parameter.

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Sub-steps

a) In Topology Tree view, click the WCEL object and go to Adjacencies tab.

b) Select ADJIs tab and click Create.

c) Under Handover Control tab, set the value of the BlindHOTargetCell ADJI parameter to Enabled.

d) Apply the changes.

g Note: Under one WCEL object it is possible to configure only one ADJI-neighbor per frequency. Define the ADJI-neighbor by setting the value of the BlindHOTargetCell ADJI parameter to Enabled .

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6 Configure the HOPI object.

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the HOPI object and select Edit parameters.

b) For the Intra-RNC inter-frequency neighbor cells configured in the previous step, configure the BlindHORSCPThr HOPI parameter. Leave the default value or change it according to needs.

7 Configure the WCEL object.

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the WCEL object and select Edit parameters.

b) Assign the PFL identifier in WCEL from the PFLidentifier parameter.

c) Under the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure, set

the value of the Enhanced inactivity triggered layering

without CM parameter to True.

8 Select Apply to save the changes.

1.5.6 Activating Enhanced mobility triggered layering

Purpose

Follow this procedure to activate the Enhanced mobility triggered layering functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature.

Before you start

Activate the RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature due to mobility by setting the value of the MBLBMobilityEnabled WCEL parameter to Enabled . For more information, see Activating RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing .

Verify that the activation of the RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature due to mobility has been successful. For more information, see Verifying RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing .

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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Procedure

1 Open the OMS Element Manager.

2 Go to Topology and expand the ROOT directory.

3 Expand the RNC object then expand the WCEL object.

4 Configure the WCEL object.

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the WCEL object and select Edit parameters.

b) Assign the PFL identifier in WCEL from the PFLidentifier parameter.

c) Under the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure, set

the value of the Enhanced mobility-triggered layering parameter

to True.

5 Select Apply to save the changes.

1.5.7 Activating Enhanced inactivity triggered layering in state transition to CCH state

Purpose

Follow this procedure is to activate the Enhanced inactivity triggered layering in state transition to CCH state functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature.

Before you start

Activate the RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature due to inactivity by setting the value of the MBLBInactivityEnabled WCEL parameter to Enabled . For more information, see Activating RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing .

Verify that the activation of Multi-Band Load Balancing due to inactivity has been successful. For more information, see Verifying RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing .

To blacklist or whitelist certain UEs for the Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering in state transition to CCH state functionality of RAN3093 , use the WDEV object parameters of the RAN3082: Device Detection feature.

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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Procedure

1 Open the OMS Element Manager.

2 Go to Topology and expand the ROOT directory.

3 Expand the RNC object then expand the WCEL object.

4 Configure the WCEL object.

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the WCEL object and select Edit parameters.

b) Assign the PFL identifier in WCEL from the PFLidentifier parameter.

c) Under the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure, set

the value of the Enhanced inactivity triggered layering to CCH

states parameter to True.

5 Select Apply to save the changes.

1.6 Verifying RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

1.6.1 Verifying Enhanced load balancing

Purpose

Follow this procedure to verify if the Enhanced load balancing functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature works properly in the network.

Before you start

Activate MBLB in the RAB setup phase by setting the value of the MBLBRABSetupEnabled WCEL parameter to Enabled in the source cell. For more information, see Activating RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing .

g Note: Enhanced load balancing functionality can be used in all MBLB phases but it is easier to verify it in RAB setup phase.

In the PFL objects attached to the source cell, set the values of the following weighting factors to 0 :

LaySelWeightBand

LaySelWeightPrefLayer

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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

LaySelWeightRSCP

g Note: There is no restriction to use HSPA load, band capability, RSCP and preferred layer definitions together in the layer selection but it is easier to verify the Enhanced load balancing functionality when band capability, RSCP and preferred layer definitions are not used in the layer selection.

Make sure you have access to the following applications:

RNW Measurement Management

RNW Measurement Presentation

Procedure

1 Open the RNW Measurement Management application.

2 Start the M1000 CELL RESOURCE and M1008 INTRA-SYSTEM HARD HANDOVER measurements with 15-minute interval.

For details on using the RNW Measurement Management application, see Using the RNW Measurement Management Application in Managing and viewing RNC measurements .

3 Wait until the measurement interval starts.

4 In the cell where the enhanced load balancing functionality is activated (source cell), make several PS NRT data calls with 5-second intervals .

5 Keep making PS NRT data calls until HSPA load level in the source cell exceeds the threshold determined by the HSPALoadThreshold parameter in the PFL object attached to the source cell. :

The HSPA load level can be verified from the counters:

M1000C409: SUM OF HSPA LOAD LEVEL SAMPLES

M1000C410: HSPA LOAD LEVEL DENOMINATOR

M1000C411: MAX HSPA LOAD LEVEL

g Note: Load balancing does not start until the HSPA load level in the source cell exceeds the threshold determined by the HSPALoadThreshold PFL parameter. When the threshold is exceeded, the UE is handed over to a less-loaded cell in the RAB setup phase

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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

6 Open the RNW Measurement Presentation application.

7 Check the values of the following counters after the measurement data has been collected:

M1008C311 MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH LOAD

M1008C318: SUCCESSFUL MBLB BLIND HO

For details on using the RNW Measurement Presentation application, see Using RNW Measurement Presentation in Managing and viewing RNC measurements .

Expected outcome

Values of the counters M1008C311 and M1008C318 have been incremented.

g Note: Counters M1008C311 and M1008C318 are not updated until the HSPA load level in the source cell exceeds the threshold determined by the HSPALoadThreshold PFL parameter.

Unexpected outcome

Blind handover in RAB setup phase has failed, which is indicated by the value increase of counter M1008C311: MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH LOAD.

1.6.2 Verifying Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO in RRC setup

Purpose

Follow this procedure to verify if the Enhanced layering during voice call setup Blind IFHO in RRC setup function of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature works properly in the network.

Before you start

Make sure you have access to the following applications:

RNW Measurement Management

RNW Measurement Presentation

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Procedure

1 Open the RNW Measurement Management application.

2 Start the M1008 INTRA-SYSTEM HARD HANDOVER measurements with 15- minute interval.

For details on using the RNW Measurement Management application, see Using the RNW Measurement Management Application in Managing and viewing RNC measurements .

3 Wait until the measurement interval starts.

4 Configure the RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature so that the source cell is not defined as the preferred layer for the UE (based on its capability and service) and there exists a frequency layer which is defined as the preferred one for the UE.

For more information, see Activating RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing .

5 Make an AMR CS speech RAB call in the source cell.

6 Open the RNW Measurement Presentation application.

7 Monitor if MBLB moves UE to the target cell by Blind IFHO in RRC setup phase.

The M1008C309: MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH SERVICE AND UE FEATURE CAPA counter indicates the Blind IFHO in RRC setup.

For details on using the RNW Measurement Presentation application, see Using RNW Measurement Presentation in Managing and viewing RNC measurements .

Expected outcome

The AMR CS speech RAB was moved to the target cell by the Blind IFHO in RRC setup phase and value of the counter M1008C309 has been incremented.

Unexpected outcome

The AMR CS speech RAB was not moved to the target cell by the Blind IFHO in RRC setup phase but the establishment was done in the source cell.

Further information

This functionality uses the following PFL parameters:

PrefLayerDCHSDAMR

PrefLayerHSPAAMR

PrefLayerHSDPAAMR

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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

PrefLayerR99AMR

1.6.3 Verifying Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH state

Purpose

Follow this procedure to verify if the Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH state function of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature works properly in the network.

Before you start

Ensure the Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH state function of the RAN3093:

Enhanced MBLB feature is activated and the Blind IFHO in RRC setup function is deactivated.

Make sure you have access to the following applications:

RNW Measurement Management

RNW Measurement Presentation

Procedure

1 Open the RNW Measurement Management application.

2 Start the M1008 INTRA-SYSTEM HARD HANDOVER measurements with 15- minute interval.

For details on using the RNW Measurement Management application, see Using the RNW Measurement Management Application in Managing and viewing RNC measurements .

3 Wait until the measurement interval starts.

4 Configure the Blind IFHO in RAB setup and MBLB in RAB Setup for Multi RAB functionalities of the RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature so that the source cell is not defined as the preferred layer for the UE (based on its capability and service) and there exists a frequency layer which is defined as the preferred one for the UE.

For more information, see Activating RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing

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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

5 Make a PS NRT data call.

6 Make the PS NRT RAB to stop all data transfer and wait until the inactivity is detected for the UE and the UE is transferred to Cell_FACH/Cell_PCH.

7 Make an AMR CS speech call.

g Note: To verify the Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH state functionality, the RSCP value reported by a UE is needed. However, reporting the RSCP value is optional for the UE and it is possible that UE does not report it.

8 Open the RNW Measurement Presentation application.

9 Monitor if when the UE is transferred to Cell_DCH state, the UE is also moved to the correct layer based on its capabilities (service is always AMR in this case).

The M1008C309: MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH SERVICE AND UE FEATURE CAPA counter indicates the Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH state.

For details on using the RNW Measurement Presentation application, see Using RNW Measurement Presentation in Managing and viewing RNC measurements .

Expected outcome

The AMR CS speech RAB was moved to the target cell by the Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH state and value of the M1008C309 counter has been incremented.

Unexpected outcome

The AMR CS speech RAB was not moved to the target cell by the Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH state but the establishment was done in the source cell.

1.6.4 Verifying the MBLB HSPA load state bypass

Purpose

Follow this procedure to verify if the MBLB HSPA load state bypass function of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature works properly in the network. This function is possible for AMR CS speech call.

Before you start

Ensure the MBLB HSPA load state bypass functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature is activated and the Blind IFHO functionality of the RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature is activated and configured. Alternatively, Mobility IFHO functionality of the RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature can be used.

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

For more information, see the Activating RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature activation.

Make sure you have access to the following applications:

RNW Measurement Management

RNW Measurement Presentation

Procedure

1 With the RAN2172: Multi-Band Load Balancing feature, configure the preferred layer definitions (PFL-Preferred Frequency Layer parameters) so that the target cell has higher preference score than the source cell.

For more information about the MBLB preference score and preferred layer definitions, see the Handover Control Functional Area Description.

2 Arrange HSPA load state in the MBLB target cell. This can be achieved by loading the target cell so that any of the four triggers turns the HSPA load state on in the target cell:

downlink power and provided average bit rate (HSDPA)

uplink noise rise and provided average bit rate (HSUPA)

maximum number of HSDPA users

HSUPA resource status in the BTS

For example, set the maximum number of HSDPA users to a desired value in the target cell using the MaxNumberHSDPAUsers WCEL parameter. Then, allocate PS NRT HSDPA calls so that the maximum level is reached.

For more information about HSPA load state , see the Handover Control Functional Area Description.

3 Open the RNW Measurement Management application.

4 Start the M1008 INTRA-SYSTEM HARD HANDOVER measurements with 15- minute interval.

For details on using the RNW Measurement Management application, see Using the RNW Measurement Management Application in Managing and viewing RNC measurements .

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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

5 Wait until the measurement interval starts.

6 Make an AMR CS speech call in the source cell. Use MBLB Blind IFHO for triggering the layer change.

7 Open the RNW Measurement Presentation application.

8 Monitor if MBLB moves UE to the target cell irrespective of the HSPA load state.

The M1008C312: MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS USING HSPA LOAD BYPASS counter indicates the HSPA load state bypass.

For details on using the RNW Measurement Presentation application, see Using RNW Measurement Presentation in Managing and viewing RNC measurements .

Expected outcome

The AMR CS speech call is moved to the target cell by the MBLB and the value counters M1008C312 increased.

Unexpected outcome

The AMR CS speech call is not moved to the target cell by the MBLB but the establishment is done in the original source cell.

Further information:

The following counters indicate the blocking due to the MBLB HSPA load state . The new feature decreases the blocking of AMR speech call due to MBLB HSPA load state :

M1008C316: BLOCKED MBLB IFHO DUE HSPA LOAD

M1008C317: BLOCKED MBLB BLHO DUE HSPA LOAD

The following counters indicate the MBLB layer change attempts using the new HSPA load state bypass feature:

M1008C312: MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS USING HSPA LOAD BYPASS

M1008C313: MBLB IFHO ATTEMPTS USING HSPA LOAD BYPASS

MBLB layer change attempts using the HSPA load state bypass are visible also in the following MBLB counters:

M1008C296: MBLB IFHO ATTEMPTS WITH UE BAND CAPA

M1008C297: MBLB IFHO ATTEMPTS WITH SERVICE AND UE FEATURE CAPA

M1008C298: MBLB IFHO ATTEMPTS WITH RSCP

M1008C299: MBLB IFHO ATTEMPTS WITH LOAD

M1008C308: MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH UE BAND CAPA

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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

M1008C309: MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH SERVICE AND UE FEATURE CAPA

M1008C310: MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH RSCP

M1008C311: MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH LOAD

Also increase in the legacy AMR speech call and signaling link HHO DCH request counters can be seen because the HSPA load state bypass allows AMR speech call setup attempt even if the cell is in HSPA load state :

M1002C339 Network element name: DCH HHO REQ FOR SIG LINK IN SRNC

M1002C341 Network element name: RT DCH HHO REQ FOR CS VOICE CALL IN SRNC

If the AMR setup fails in the MBLB target cell due to blocking, the re-attempt in the original source cell is made. In this kind of failure scenario, the attempt is seen both in the target cell and the source cell:

M1002C0 Network element name: DCH REQ FOR SIG LINK IN SRNC

M1002C12 Network element name: RT DCH REQ FOR CS VOICE CALL IN SRNC

1.6.5 Verifying Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without compressed mode measurements

Purpose

Follow this procedure to verify if the Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without compressed mode measurements functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature works properly in the network.

Before you start

Make sure you have access to the following applications:

RNW Measurement Management

RNW Measurement Presentation

Procedure

1 Open the RNW Measurement Management application.

2 Start the M1006 RRC SIGNALLING and M1008 INTRA-SYSTEM HARD HANDOVER measurements with 15-minute interval.

For details on using the RNW Measurement Management application, see Using the RNW Measurement Management Application in Managing and viewing RNC measurements .

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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

3 Wait until the measurement interval starts.

4 Make a PS NRT data call in the cell where the Enhanced inactivity triggered layering without compressed mode measurements functionality is activated.

The call should be made in the cell which is not defined as the preferred layer for the UE (based on its capability and service) and there exists a frequency layer which is defined as the preferred one for the UE.

5 Make the PS NRT RAB to stop all data transfer and wait until the inactivity is detected for the UE.

6 When the PS NRT RAB becomes inactive and if the call is made in the cell where the activation parameters are enabled, the UE is transferred to the correct layer based on its capabilities and allocated RAB combination.

7 Check the value of Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering to CCH states parameter in the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent

structure.

8 Open the RNW Measurement Presentation application.

9 Check the values of the following counters after the measurement data has been collected:

M1008C296: MBLB IFHO ATTEMPTS WITH UE BAND CAPA

M1008C297: MBLB IFHO ATTEMPTS WITH SERVICE AND UE FEATURE

CAPA

M1008C298: MBLB IFHO ATTEMPTS WITH RSCP

M1008C299: MBLB IFHO ATTEMPTS WITH LOAD

M1008C300: SUCCESSFUL MBLB IFHO

M1008C308: MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH UE BAND CAPA

M1008C309: MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH SERVICE AND UE FEATURE

CAPA

M1008C310: MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH RSCP

M1008C311: MBLB BLIND HO ATTEMPTS WITH LOAD

M1008C318: SUCCESSFUL MBLB BLIND HO

M1006C323: SUCCESSFUL LAYER CHANGES IN DCH TO PCH/FACH WITH

CM

M1006C325: SUCCESSFUL LAYER CHANGES IN DCH TO PCH/FACH WITHOUT CM

Expected outcome

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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

The proper working of the Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without compressed mode measurements functionality of the RAN3093 Enhanced MBLB feature is indicated by one of the following outcomes:

The RRC connection is transferred to Cell_FACH/PCH or URA_PCH state in the current layer if the CPICH RSCP measurement result of the source cell is below the threshold defined with the MBLBInactivityRSCPThr FMCI parameter. The values of the above listed counters have not been incremented.

The RRC connection is transferred from the current layer to the frequency layer which is defined as the preferred one for the UE if the CPICH RSCP measurement result of the source cell is equal to or above the threshold defined with the MBLBInactivityRSCPThr FMCI parameter and below the threshold defined with the BlindHORSCPThr HOPI parameter.

If in the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure the value of

Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering to CCH states

parameter is set to False , one of the counter values: M1008C296, M1008C297, M1008C298, M1008C299 increases in a source WCEL and thus the value of M1008C300 also increases in a handover target WCEL (target cell depends on PFL settings).

If in the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure the value of

Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering to CCH states

parameter is set to True , the M1006C323 counter value increases.

The RRC connection is transferred from the current layer to the frequency layer which is defined as the preferred for the UE if the CPICH RSCP measurement result of the source cell is equal to or above the thresholds defined with

MBLBInactivityRSCPThr FMCI parameter and BlindHORSCPThr HOPI

parameter.

If in the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure the value of

Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering to CCH states

parameter is set to False , one of the counter values: M1008C308, M1008C309, M1008C310, M1008C311 increases in a source WCEL and thus the value of M1008C318 also increases in a handover target WCEL (target cell depends on PFL settings).

If in the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure the value of

Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering to CCH states

parameter is set to True , the M1006C325 counter value increases.

Unexpected outcome

The inter-frequency handover attempt or state transition to the preferred layer has failed. In this case, one of the following counter values are incremented:

M1008C301: FAILED MBLB IFHO DUE TO UTRAN

M1008C302: FAILED MBLB IFHO DUE TO UE NACK

M1008C303: FAILED MBLB IFHO DUE TO UE LOST

M1006C324: FAILED LAYER CHANGES IN DCH TO PCH/FACH WITH CM

M1006C326: FAILED LAYER CHANGES IN DCH TO PCH/FACH WITHOUT CM

g Note: MBLB blind handover has attempt and success counters but no failure counters.

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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

1.6.6 Verifying Enhanced mobility-triggered layering

Purpose

Follow this procedure to verify if the Enhanced mobility-triggered layering functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature works properly in the network.

Before you start

Set the value of the MBLBRABSetupEnabled WCEL parameter to Disabled .

g Note: The Enhanced mobility-triggered layering is not done if Blind IFHO (layering) has been already done in RAB Setup Phase.

Make sure you have access to the following applications:

RNW Measurement Management

RNW Measurement Presentation

Procedure

1 Open the RNW Measurement Management application.

2 Start the M1008 INTRA-SYSTEM HARD HANDOVER measurements with 15- minute interval.

For details on using the RNW Measurement Management application, see Using the RNW Measurement Management Application in Managing and viewing RNC measurements .

3 Wait until the measurement interval starts.

4 Make an AMR call in the cell where the enhanced mobility-triggered layering functionality is activated.

The call should be made in the cell which is not defined as the preferred layer for the UE (based on its capability and service) and there exists a frequency layer which is defined as the preferred one for the UE.

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

5 The UE is handed over to the correct layer immediately after the AMR RAB setup.

6 Open the RNW Measurement Presentation application.

7 Check if the values of the following counters after the measurement data have been collected:

M1008C296: MBLB IFHO ATTEMPTS WITH UE BAND CAPA

M1008C297: MBLB IFHO ATTEMPTS WITH SERVICE AND UE FEATURE CAPA

M1008C298: MBLB IFHO ATTEMPTS WITH RSCP

M1008C299: MBLB IFHO ATTEMPTS WITH LOAD

M1008C300: SUCCESSFUL MBLB IFHO

For details on using the RNW Measurement Presentation application, see Using RNW Measurement Presentation in Managing and viewing RNC measurements .

Expected outcome

One of the counter values: M1008C296, M1008C297, M1008C298, M1008C299 increases in a source WCEL and thus the value of M1008C300 also increases in a handover target WCEL (target cell depends on PFL settings).

The Enhanced mobility-triggered layering functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature has been activated successfully.

Unexpected outcome

The inter-frequency handover attempt has failed.

The values of the following counters are incremented:

M1008C301: FAILED MBLB IFHO DUE TO UTRAN

M1008C302: FAILED MBLB IFHO DUE TO UE NACK

M1008C303: FAILED MBLB IFHO DUE TO UE LOST

1.6.7 Verifying Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering in state transition to CCH state

Purpose

Follow this procedure to verify if the Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering in state transition to CCH state functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature has been successful.

Before you start

Make sure you have access to the following applications:

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RNW Measurement Management

RNW Measurement Presentation

Procedure

1 Open the RNW Measurement Management application.

2 Start the M1006 RRC SIGNALLING measurement with 15-minute interval.

For details on using the RNW Measurement Management application, see Using the RNW Measurement Management Application in Managing and viewing RNC measurements .

3 Wait until the measurement interval starts.

4 Make a PS NRT data call in the cell where the enhanced inactivity triggered layering in state transition to CCH state functionality is activated.

The call should be made in the cell which is not defined as the preferred layer for the UE (based on its capability and service) and there exists a frequency layer which is defined as the preferred one for the UE.

5 Make the PS NRT RAB to stop all data transfer and wait until the inactivity is detected for the UE.

When the PS NRT RAB becomes inactive and the call is made in the cell where the activation parameters are enabled, the UE is transferred to the CCH state in the correct layer based on its capabilities and allocated RAB combination.

6 Check the value of Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without CM parameter in the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent

structure.

7 Open the RNW Measurement Presentation application.

8 Check if the values of the following counters have been collected:

M1006C323 SUCCESSFUL LAYER CHANGES IN DCH TO PCH/FACH WITH

CM

M1006C325 SUCCESSFUL LAYER CHANGES IN DCH TO PCH/FACH WITHOUT CM

For details on using the RNW Measurement Presentation application, see Using RNW Measurement Presentation in Managing and viewing RNC measurements .

Expected outcome

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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

The RRC connection is transferred from the current layer to CCH state in the frequency layer defined as the preferred one for the UE, which is indicated by one of the following outcomes:

If in the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure the value of

Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without CM parameter is

set to False , the value of counter M1006C323 increases.

If in the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure the value of

Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without CM parameter is

set to True and the CPICH RSCP of the source cell is equal to or above the threshold defined by the MBLBInactivityRSCPThr FCMI parameter and below the threshold defined by the BlindHORSCPThr HOPI parameter, the value of counter M1006C323 increases.

If in the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure the value of

Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without CM parameter is

set to True and the CPICH RSCP of the source cell is equal to or above the threshold defined by the MBLBInactivityRSCPThr FCMI parameter and the threshold defined by the BlindHORSCPThr HOPI parameter, the value of counter M1006C325 increases.

Unexpected outcome

The state transition to preferred layer has failed. In this case, one of the following counters values are incremented:

M1006C324: FAILED LAYER CHANGES IN DCH TO PCH/FACH WITH CM

M1006C326: FAILED LAYER CHANGES IN DCH TO PCH/FACH WITHOUT CM

If in the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure the value of

Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without CM parameter is set

to False , the value of counter M1006C324 increases.

If in the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure the value of

Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without CM parameter is set

to True and the CPICH RSCP of the source cell is equal to or above the threshold defined by the MBLBInactivityRSCPThr FCMI parameter and below the threshold defined by the BlindHORSCPThr HOPI parameter, the value of counter M1006C324 increases.

If in the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure the value of

Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without CM parameter is set

to True and the CPICH RSCP of the source cell is equal to or above the threshold defined by the MBLBInactivityRSCPThr FCMI parameter and the threshold defined by the BlindHORSCPThr HOPI parameter, the value of counter M1006C326 increases.

If in the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure the value of

Enhanced inactivity-triggered layering without CM parameter is set

to True and the CPICH RSCP of the source cell is below the threshold defined by the MBLBInactivityRSCPThr FCMI parameter, the RRC connection is transferred to Cell_FACH/PCH or URA_PCH state in the current layer and no MBLB counters have been incremented.

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RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

1.7 Deactivating RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

1.7.1 Deactivating Enhanced load balancing

Purpose

Follow this procedure to deactivate the Enhanced load balancing functionality of the RAN3093 Enhanced MBLB feature.

Procedure

1 Open the OMS Element Manager.

2 Go to Topology and expand the ROOT directory.

3 Expand the RNC object then expand the WCEL object.

4 Configure the WCEL object.

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the WCEL object and select Edit parameters.

b) Under the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure, set the value of the Enhanced load balancing parameter to False.

5 Select Apply to save the changes.

1.7.2 Deactivating Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO in RRC setup

Purpose

Follow this procedure to deactivate the Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO in RRC setup functionality of the RAN3093 Enhanced MBLB feature.

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Procedure

1 Open the OMS Element Manager.

2 Go to Topology and expand the ROOT directory.

3 Expand the RNC object then expand the WCEL object.

4 Configure the WCEL object.

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the WCEL object and select Edit parameters.

b) Under the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure, set the value of the Blind IFHO in RRC setup parameter to False.

5 Select Apply to save the changes.

1.7.3 Deactivating Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH state

Purpose

Follow this procedure to deactivate the Enhanced layering during voice call setup - Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH state functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature.

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Procedure

1 Open the OMS Element Manager.

2 Go to Topology and expand the ROOT directory.

3 Expand the RNC object then expand the WCEL object.

4 Configure the WCEL object.

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the WCEL object and select Edit parameters.

b) Under the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure, set

the value of the Blind IFHO for CS voice call from CCH states

parameter to False.

5 Select Apply to save the changes.

1.7.4 Deactivating the MBLB HSPA load state bypass

Purpose

Follow this procedure to deactivate the MBLB HSPA load state bypass functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature.

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Procedure

1 Open the OMS Element Manager.

2 Go to Topology and expand the ROOT directory.

3 Expand the RNC object then expand the WCEL object.

4 Configure the WCEL object.

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the WCEL object and select Edit parameters.

b) Under the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure, set

the value of the Bypass of HSPA load state in case of CS voice

call parameter to False.

5 Select Apply to save the changes.

1.7.5 Deactivating Enhanced inactivity triggered layering without compressed mode measurements

Purpose

Follow this procedure to deactivate the Enhanced inactivity triggered layering without compressed mode measurements functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature.

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Procedure

1 Open the OMS Element Manager.

2 Go to Topology and expand the ROOT directory.

3 Expand the RNC object then expand the WCEL object.

4 Configure the WCEL object.

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the WCEL object and select Edit parameters.

b) For each cell where the Enhanced inactivity triggered layering without compressed mode measurements is deactivated, under the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure, set the value of

the Enhanced inactivity triggered layering without CM

parameter to False.

5 Select Apply to save the changes.

1.7.6 Deactivating Enhanced mobility triggered layering

Purpose

Follow this procedure to deactivate the Enhanced mobility triggered layering functionality of the RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB feature.

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Procedure

1 Open the OMS Element Manager.

2 Go to Topology and expand the ROOT directory.

3 Expand the RNC object then expand the WCEL object.

4 Configure the WCEL object.

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the WCEL object and select Edit parameters.

b) For each cell where the Enhanced mobility triggered layering is deactivated, under the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure, set the value of the Enhanced mobility triggered layering parameter to False.

5 Select Apply to save the changes.

1.7.7 Deactivating Enhanced inactivity triggered layering in state transition to CCH state

Purpose

Follow this procedure to deactivate the Enhanced inactivity triggered layering in state transition to CCH state functionality of the RAN3093 Enhanced MBLB feature.

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

RAN3093: Enhanced MBLB

Procedure

1 Open the OMS Element Manager.

2 Go to Topology and expand the ROOT directory.

3 Expand the RNC object then expand the WCEL object.

4 Configure the WCEL object.

Sub-steps

a) Right-click on the WCEL object and select Edit parameters.

b) For each cell where the Enhanced inactivity triggered layering in state transition to CCH state is deactivated, under the MBLBEnhancementsEnabled parameter parent structure, set the value of

the Enhanced inactivity triggered layering to CCH states

parameter to False.

5 Select Apply to save the changes.