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ENTERPRISE SUITE (V3.

4)

TCI Training

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Introductory Session

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Health & Safety, Course Admin


Fire alarm & exits

First aid point

Smoking areas

Toilets

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Health & Safety, Course Admin

Kitchen areas Contact numbers Mobile Phones

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OPTIMA Performance Manager - Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the delegates will be able to:

Have an understanding of the OPTIMA system and database architecture Analyse cell performance statistics Analyse switch performance statistics Analyse handover statistics Visualise performance data using the GIS Define customer metrics Create performance reports

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OPTIMA Course - Training Strategies and Learning Styles

Lecture
utilising PowerPoint Slides and magnetic board

Demonstration
Trainer demonstration of software tool

Discussion
delegates are encouraged to be actively involved in talking about issues arising from using the tool

Question & Answer


used to promote thinking and understanding

Practical Simulations
Exercises designed to simulate real world situations

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OPTIMA Course - Training Strategies and Learning Styles

Project
Opportunity for delegates to develop practical skills to achieve the task objectives set by the trainer

Individual Learning
delegates work alone with tool and User Training Notes

Team Teaching / One-to-One Coaching Self assessment techniques


Section summaries used for self assessment

Discovery Learning/Consolidation
Provided by the OPTIMA interactive CD-ROM

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OPTIMA Course Content

Divided into Thirteen Sessions:

Introduction to OPTIMA Setting up a new Project Filters Graphs & Grids

OPTIMA Screens
Inspector Reporter Monitor Miscellaneous

Using the GIS


OPTIMA Lite OPTIMA On-Line Importing Non-OPTIMA Data

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Session One
Introduction to the OPTIMA Tool Suite

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What is OPTIMA ?
Simple user-friendly method for evaluating and
interpreting network performance

Identification and diagnosis tool for problems in the network Geographical and numerical representation of network counter information Accurate and powerful analysis tool

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Background History

MTN internal development started in 1994 Initial MTN solution known as CELL Q&A CELL Q&A used right across MTN from 1995 - 1999 This system continually upgraded - very strong focus to meet the exact needs of engineers & managers inside a NETWORK OPERATOR
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Key points:
CELL Q&A very feature-rich Well proven solution Met full needs of Operator, very powerful engineering functionality Delivers huge benefits to MTN by being on everyones desk

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CELL Q&A OPTIMA


MTN & AIRCOM integrate CELL Q&A PE with planned
network topology & powerful Enterprise GIS

Key drivers for MTN:


Have integrated solution Re-design to provide MULTI-VENDOR PE capability Take internal development - to full commercial, future-proof product

Key drivers for AIRCOM:

To have best-in-class PE system integrated into Enterprise.

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OPTIMA Overview (UNIX)

GSM Network

Network Stats

OMC

Status O/P

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OPTIMA Overview (NT)


OPTIMA Database

(Vendor Specific) Paser Interface

Loader

Vendor Files converted into .csv

.csv files fed into OPTIMA Database

Summary Program Reports

Cell Profiler

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OPTIMA Overview (NT)


OPTIMA Lite

OPTIMA Database

OPTIMA Database

OPTIMA On-line

Warehouse storing lots of data OPTIMA Lite


day to day faults & future faults

OPTIMA On-line

Oracle Database link

Enterprise Database

Smaller database Used for processing OPTIMA Enterprise


Planning new sites

Enterprise Database
OPTIMA Enterprise

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OPTIMA: Network Performance Monitoring


Cellular radio network performance monitoring Performance viewed on GIS or via web server to make data
available throughout company

Live and historical


performance data analysis

Prediction of network
upgrades

Trending of selected
parameters

RF, trunk & switch data

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OPTIMA: Network Performance Management


Cell Stats
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How has my cell performed over the past 5 days? Chart any parameter Generate custom reports User definable columns and formulae Parameter trending

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OPTIMA Configuration
NT Workstation (Per BSC) Network statistics capture - Counters
FTP (Hourly)

OPTIMA Database (RDBMS - Oracle)

Updates (Hourly)

NT Workstation (OPTIMA Administration)

NT Workstation Summary tables Loadmap (table updates)

NT Workstation (Running OPTIMA)

NT Workstation (Running OPTIMA)

NT Workstation (Running OPTIMA)

NT Workstation (Running OPTIMA)

NT Workstation (Running OPTIMA)

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Session 2
Setting up a New Project

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Setting up a new project Database Login


Data Source

Selection of appropriate database

User Identification/Password

appropriate identification and password to access selected database

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Creating & Configuring a new Project



Project Name Map Projection

Specifies the conversion algorithm used to convert from spherical (LatLong) to Cartesian (X-Y grid) coordinates Takes into account that the Earth is not spherical, but more ellipsoid in shape by offering corrections to the Map Projection algorithm Use when the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection is chosen. Divides the world into 60 zones, each covering 6 degrees of arc

Ellipsoid

UTM Zone

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Creating & Configuring a new Project


Map data directories

Mapping data is an integral component in the prediction calculations accurate data is essential for any predication model to function correctly The following mapping data is recommended
Countrywide dataset for Macrocell modelling in rural and semi-rural locations Urban dataset for Macrocell modelling in towns and cities

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Mapping data

Browse

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Session 3
OPTIMA & Enterprise Filters

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Filters
OPTIMA has three main methods of filtering data: 1 Enterprise Filters

Use previously created filters within ENTERPRISE Will only bring back filtered data from the database Referred to as Custom filters type in an individual cell, cell planner or BSC separated by a comma with no spaces in between Available in all windows except Cell Statistics and Handovers Filter data within a specified time period

2 OPTIMA Filters

3 Datetime Picker

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Session 4
Graphs, Grids & Date/Time Picker

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OPTIMA Graphs
Tool Menu

Navigating, Appearance, Functions, Exporting/Printing, Miscellaneous and Properties

Graph

Visually appealing making it easier for users to see comparisons, patterns and trends in data

Series List

Displays the items you can display on a graph

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OPTIMA Grids
Popup Menu

Fix Columns, Print & Export, Appearance and Functions

Tool bar

Reflects the the options in the popup menu

Main Grid

Displays all the available data

Search bar

Allows you to search for any specific item in the data columns

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Session 5
OPTIMA Screens

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OPTIMA Screens
Allows the analysis of performance data in seven different
ways:

Cell Statistics Cell History Network Statistics MSC Statistics Transcoder Statistics Route Analysis

Processor Load Statistics

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Cell Statistics
Presents a summary of the
networks last hour BSC counters

Information can be sorted,


filtered and searched

Graphical summaries and


printouts of the data can be produced

Each row contains the last


available hourly counter values for an individual cell in the network

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Cell Statistics

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Cell History

View and analyse the BSC counter data of a single cell collected over a period of 48 hours up to a year Allows investigation of the past performance & general trends of the cell

Changes can be made which will let the cell perform better in the future
Comparisons of cell history could answer users queries regarding network performance

Graphical and tabular formats of the data can be viewed and printed

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Cell History

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Cell Handover Statistics


Analyse the network handovers
through statistical tables, graphs and histograms

Network can be analysed over


user defined periods

Badly performing handovers


can be easily found and monitored

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Cell Handover Statistics

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Network Statistics

View summarised statistical graphs on predefined groups of sites illustrate the networks vital indicators:

Traffic in Erlangs Traffic channel availability Congestion Dropped call rate

Enables user to investigate the performance on isolated groups of sites, regions or whole to detect areas with performance problems

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Network Statistics

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MSC Statistics
Displays MSC specific
information such as:

handover drops handover successes handover failures

Displays location information


such as successful first attempts

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MSC Statistics

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BSC Transcoder Statistics


Displays BSC transcoder
information such as:

transcoder type
Full rate Half rate

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BSC Transcoder Statistics

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Route Statistics
View and analyse MSC counter
data which exists on a per link basis

Data going through the

networks MSCs and GMSCs down to all the other network elements can be illustrated period of 48 hours up to two years

Data can be retrieved over a

Both graphical and tabular


formats can be viewed or printed

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Route Statistics

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Processor Load Statistics

View:

Switch processor and load statistics BSC call successes Traffic in Erlangs

Provides a useful means of investigating processor load trends Could provide a warning when processor loads trend to maximum User can add processors to the network switches when required thus avoiding the overload of processors Offers planning for future strategies

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Processor Load Statistics

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Session 6
Inspector

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OPTIMA Inspector
Designed to eventually replace the existing OPTIMA
screens

Allows the selection of items (e.g. MSCs, BSCs and Cells) and displays the information as a data grid or graph Main OPTIMA screens are predefined - OPTIMA Inspector allows you to define your own data modules to shown any statistics

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Advantages of OPTIMA Inspector


Modify data modules and display any combination of
modules in the same window

Data modules can be imported from a file Display data from any ORACLE database OPTIMA Inspector is multi-vendor

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Session 7
Reporter

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OPTIMA Reporting System (ORS)


Reporting solution for viewing performance data

Reports distributed to PC, Email or Printer (.csv or .rpt format) Scheduling system outputs reports at defined occurrences to File, Email or Printer

Uses 3rd party application called Report Builder

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Session 8
Monitor

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OPTIMA Monitor
Highlights those areas of your network that are performing
deficiently

Enables users to quickly and effectively identify those areas of required change Allows users to accurately pinpoint extra capacity requirements Counter values colour coded to indicate problem areas

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OPTIMA Monitor

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Session 9
Miscellaneous (Counter Legend, Global Clock)

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Counter Legend
Allows user to view a list of
counters used in OPTIMA

Search option for individual


counters

Counter descriptions specified


by your Administrator

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The OPTIMA Clock


Enables user to set a global
date and time

All OPTIMA sub-modules are


directly linked to the clock

Date and time can be set


manually or set to the system clock

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Session 10
2D Map

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Using the Geographical Information System (GIS)

Functions available to user:

Zooming/Panning/Searching Controls for adding and modifying network elements Printing/Plotting Creating/Displaying Coverage and Interference Selecting displayed items and their properties Show/Hide or undock the display information bar

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2D View
View OPTIMA data on the Map

Change the display of Performance Data

Display Handover Information

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Session 11
OPTIMA Lite

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OPTIMA Lite
Standalone version of OPTIMA

Does not require integration


with other ENTERPRISE tools

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Session 12
OPTIMA On-Line

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OPTIMA On-Line
Gives OPTIMA account users the facility to gain a complete
understanding of current and past network performance over the Internet

Allows users to manage and view the necessary changes required in


the operational network

Pinpoints extra capacity requirements and predicts future trends Full analytical capabilities for viewing and analysing performance data
from your network

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Session 13
Importing non Standard Software

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Last Slide
Any Questions ?

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