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Measurement Based Direct Retry (MBDR)

Contents

– Introduction
– Measurement Based DRD VS Blind HO DRD
– Principles
– Feature Requirement
– Activation Observation
– Proposed Area
– Results
– Conclusion and way forward
– Backup slides

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Introduction

• In a multiband network, cells that use different frequency bands have different coverage
areas. When a UE needs to perform an inter-frequency handover in a multiband network, it
normally does not perform a blind handover, as the success rate of the blind handover is
relatively low. Instead, the UE performs a handover decision according to the signal of each
inter-frequency cell. Measurement-based DRD is introduced to select a signal-qualified cell
for the UE to access.

• Measurement-based DRD (MBDR) is a feature that can increase the success rate of DRD,
reduce the service drops caused by blind-handover-basedDRD. This feature involves inter-
frequency DRD and inter-RAT DRD.

• When an RRC connection is set up and MBDR is implemented, the RNC decides whether to
establish the requested service in an inter-frequency or inter-RAT neighboring cell based on
the current cell load and the type of service being established. If the RNC decides to
establish the service in such a neighboring cell, the RNC sends an inter-frequency or inter-
RAT measurement control message to the UE, instructing it to measure the signal quality of
the neighboring cells. If the signal quality of a neighboring cell meets the requirements, the
RNC establishes the service in that cell. Otherwise, the RNC attempts to establish the
service in the current cell.

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Measurement Based DRD VS Blind HO DRD

• When an RAB is set up, the DRD algorithm uses a blind handover to achieve load balancing and
service steering. If the current cell and the DRD target cell cover different areas, the UE DRD may
fail. With the MBDR function, the success rate of inter-frequency or inter-RAT DRD can be ensured
even if the current cell and the DRD target cell cover different areas. The UE access delay, however,
is increased.

• The following service types support inter-frequency MBDR:


– CS AMR
– CS non-AMR
– PS R99
– PS HSPA
• Only CS AMR services support inter-RAT MBDR.

PS: If MBDR is activated for a specific service and the trigger conditions of MBDR are met, MBDR is
preferentially performed and the blind-handover-based non-periodic DRD for this service
automatically becomes ineffective.

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Principles

The procedure for the inter-frequency/Inter-RAT MBDR algorithm is as follows:

1. After an RRC connection setup, the MBDR algorithm triggers the measurement of an inter-
frequency MBDR cell if the corresponding MBDR algorithm switch is turned on and the current cell
load exceeds the MBDR congestion decision threshold.

2. The RNC sends the UE an inter-frequency measurement control message, instructing the UE to
measure the signal quality of the inter-frequency MBDR neighboring cells. If the signal quality of
the inter-frequency MBDR cell meets the requirements, the RNC establishes services in this cell. If
several inter-frequency MBDR cells qualify, the RNC prioritizes these cells and establishes services
in the cell with the highest priority based on the value of the MBDRPrio parameter.

3. If services are established successfully, the RAB is set up successfully. Otherwise, the RNC attempts
to establish services in the cell with the second highest priority.

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Feature Requirement

Dependencies on hardware
This feature does not depend on the hardware.

Dependencies on other features


The feature WRFD-020400 DRD Introduction Package has been configured before this feature
is activated.

License

Feature ID Feature Name License Control Item ID Supported NE


Type
WRFD-020402 Measurement Based Direct Retry LQW1MBDR01RESE BSC6900
Function BSC6910
WRFD-020402 Measurement Based Direct Retry LQW1MBDR01RESM BSC6900
Function BSC6910

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Activation & Observation

Activation Command:

//Enabling the inter-frequency MBDR algorithm


ADD UCELLMBDRINTERFREQ: CellId=1, InterFreqActiveType=CSAMR_INTERFREQ-
1&CSNONAMR_INTERFREQ-1&PSR99_INTERFREQ-1&PSHSPA_INTERFREQ-1,
InterFreqReportMode=EVENT_TRIGGER;
//Setting the MBDR cell flag of the inter-frequency neighboring cell and the MBDR cell priority
ADD UINTERFREQNCELL: RNCId=1, CellId=1, NCellRncId=2, NCellId=2, SIB11Ind=TRUE,
SIB12Ind=FALSE, TpenaltyHcsReselect=D0, BlindHoFlag=FALSE, NPrioFlag=FALSE, MBDRFlag=TRUE,
MBDRPrio=2, InterNCellQualReqFlag=FALSE;

Activation counter:
Query the values of the following counters to determine whether the feature has been activated:

VS.DRD.IFREQ.CS.MBDR.RBSetup.AttOut: Number of CS Voice Directed Retry Attempts Based on


Inter-Frequency Measurement for Cell
VS.DRD.IFREQ.PS.MBDR.R99.RBSetup.AttOut: Number of PS R99 Directed Retry Attempts Based on
Inter-Frequency Measurement for Cell
VS.DRD.IFREQ.PS.MBDR.HResCong.RBSetup.AttOut: Number of HSDPA PS Directed Retry Attempts
Based on Inter-Frequency Measurement for Cell

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Proposed Area

We propose to try this feature on ORRNCH01 since Inter-freq HO SR is degraded since


U900 activation:

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Result – MBDRD Triggering

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Result – Blind DRD deactivation

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Result – Inter-Freq HO Success Rate

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Result – PS RAB Congestion increase

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Result – PS CSSR degradation due to congestion

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Result – Increase of Compressed mode attempts

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Result – Increase of RTWP

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Conclusion

Below is major highlights:

 Measurement based DRD is triggering for all cells where we enabled it, meanwhile
Blind DRD is disabled.
 As expected, Great improvement for Inter-Freq HO SR for U900 cells where we
enabled this feature.

 CSSR Degradation due to increase of PS RAB Attempts and MAX HSUPA User
Congestion (Measurement based DRD is much less triggered than Blind DRD because
coverage criteria should be met on target Cell).
 Compressed mode attempts increased a lot which lead to degradation in RTWP.

This feature is not recommended with the current network Strategy, Traffic will not
be balanced and congestion on U900 cells will increase since MBDRD will not be easily
triggered and Traffic will be kept more on U900.

Also Compressed mode hugely increase after the activation of his feature.

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