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Handover Feature Guide
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V4.5 2010-10-15 ZhangBo Liu Min





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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Functional Attribute ............................................................................................ 1
2 Overview .............................................................................................................. 1
2.1 Function Introduction ............................................................................................ 1
2.1.1 Soft/Softer Handover ............................................................................................ 3
2.1.2 Intra-Frequency Hard Handover ........................................................................... 3
2.1.3 Inter-Frequency Hard Handover ........................................................................... 4
2.1.4 Inter-RAT Mobility ................................................................................................. 4
2.1.5 Inter-RNC Handover with Iur Support .................................................................. 6
2.1.6 Directed Signalling Connection Re-establishment ............................................... 6
2.1.7 Coverage Based Handover .................................................................................. 6
2.1.8 Compressed Mode................................................................................................ 6
2.1.9 Neighboring Cells Priorities .................................................................................. 7
2.1.10 Handover Based on Dedicated Downlink Transmit Power .................................. 7
2.1.11 Handover Based on Dedicated Uplink Transmit Power (UE) .............................. 7
2.1.12 Quality Based Handover ....................................................................................... 7
2.1.13 SRNS Relocation .................................................................................................. 7
2.1.14 IMSI-based Handover ........................................................................................... 7
2.1.15 Inter-RAT PS Handover ........................................................................................ 8
2.1.16 DTM Handover ...................................................................................................... 8
2.1.17 NACC .................................................................................................................... 8
2.1.18 Target Cell Load Based Inter-RAT Handover ...................................................... 8
2.1.19 Handover Strategy Based on Service Type ......................................................... 8
2.1.20 Enhanced Iur-g...................................................................................................... 8
2.1.21 HS-DSCH Serving Cell Change ........................................................................... 8
2.1.22 HS-DSCH Inter-RAT Reselection ......................................................................... 9
2.1.23 HSDPA Soft/Softer Handover of A-DPCH............................................................ 9
2.1.24 HSDPA over Iur..................................................................................................... 9
2.1.25 HSUPA Soft/Softer Handover of A-DPCH............................................................ 9
2.1.26 E-DCH Serving Cell Change Inside Active Set .................................................... 9
2.1.27 E-DCH Intra-frequency Hard Handover ............................................................... 9
2.1.28 E-DCH Inter-frequency Hard Handover ............................................................. 10
2.1.29 HSUPA over Iur................................................................................................... 10
2.1.30 HSUPA Inter-RAT Reselection ........................................................................... 10
3 Compressed Mode Strategy ............................................................................ 10
3.1 Introduction to Compressed Mode ..................................................................... 10
3.2 Compressed Mode Strategy ............................................................................... 12
3.3 Compressed Mode Configuration Strategy via RNC ......................................... 14
4 Intra-Frequency Handover Strategy ............................................................... 15
4.1 Intra-Frequency Measurement ........................................................................... 15
4.1.1 Introduction to Intra-Frequency Measurement ................................................... 15
4.1.2 Measurement Control Method Related to Active Set and Monitored set .......... 16
4.1.3 Neighboring Cells Configuration ......................................................................... 19
4.2 Handling Mechanism for Period-based Report of Intra-Frequency Handover
Measurement...................................................................................................... 21

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4.3 Intra-Frequency Handover Decision................................................................... 21
4.3.1 Event 1A-Triggered Handover ............................................................................ 21
4.3.2 Event 1B-Triggered Handover ............................................................................ 22
4.3.3 Event 1C-Triggered Handover............................................................................ 23
4.3.4 Event 1D-Triggered Handover............................................................................ 24
4.3.5 Time-To-Trigger Mechanism Used to Control Event Report ............................. 25
4.3.6 Handling of Intra-Frequency Events ................................................................... 25
4.3.7 Detected set Handover ....................................................................................... 26
4.3.8 Detected Set Tracing .......................................................................................... 27
4.3.9 Processing of the Rx-Tx time difference of a UE in macro diversity.................. 28
4.3.10 IUB transmission bandwidth limitation strategy.................................................. 29
4.3.11 Decision on support-CS64k traffic of target cell ................................................. 30
4.3.12 Scenarios of Intra-Frequency hard handover..................................................... 30
4.3.13 The disposal strategy of intra-frquency events in buffer .................................... 31
4.4 Intra-Frequency Handover Procedure ................................................................ 33
4.4.1 Inter-RNC Soft Handover (Add a Radio Link) .................................................... 33
4.4.2 Inter-RNC Soft Handover (Delete a Radio Link) ................................................ 34
4.4.3 Inter-RNC Soft Handover (Swap a Radio Link).................................................. 35
4.4.4 Intra-RNC Hard handover ................................................................................... 36
4.4.5 Inter-RNC Hard Handover Through lur Interface ............................................... 37
4.4.6 Inter-RNC Hard Handover Without lur Interface ................................................ 38
5 Inter-Frequency Handover Strategy ............................................................... 39
5.1 Inter-Frequency Measurement ........................................................................... 40
5.1.1 Introduction to Inter-Frequency Measurement ................................................... 40
5.1.2 Inter-Frequency Measurement Control Method ................................................. 43
5.1.3 Neighboring Cells Configuration ......................................................................... 50
5.2 Handling Mechanism for Period-based Report of Inter-Frequency Handover
Measurement...................................................................................................... 52
5.3 Downlink Coverage Based Inter-Frequency Handover...................................... 52
5.4 Uplink BLER Based Inter-Frequency Handover................................................. 52
5.5 Uplink Transmit Power Based Inter-Frequency Handover ................................ 53
5.6 Downlink Transmit Power Based Inter-Frequency Handover ............................ 53
5.7 Load Control Based Handover ........................................................................... 53
5.8 Moving Speed Based Handover ......................................................................... 54
5.9 Coupling Handling of Different Handovers ......................................................... 55
5.10 Inter-Frequency Handover Procedure ................................................................ 56
6 Inter-RNC Mobility............................................................................................. 56
6.1 SRNS Relocation ................................................................................................ 56
6.1.1 Relocation Triggered by Soft Handover ............................................................. 57
6.1.2 Relocation Triggered by Hard Handover ............................................................ 59
6.2 DSCR .................................................................................................................. 60
6.3 Coupling between relocation and DSCR ............................................................ 61
7 Inter-RAT Handover Policy .............................................................................. 61
7.1 Inter-RAT Measurement ..................................................................................... 61
7.1.1 Overview of Inter-RAT Measurement ................................................................. 62
7.1.2 Control Methods for Inter-RAT Measurement .................................................... 63
7.1.3 Neighboring Cells Configuration ......................................................................... 69
7.2 Inter-RAT Handover Based on Downlink Coverage .......................................... 71

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7.3 Inter-RAT Handover Based on Uplink BLER ..................................................... 71
7.4 Inter-RAT Handover Based on Uplink Transmit Power ..................................... 72
7.5 Inter-RAT Handover Based on Downlink Transmit Power................................. 72
7.6 Handover Based on Load Control ...................................................................... 72
7.7 Inter-RAT Handover based on GSM Load ......................................................... 73
7.7.1 Acquirement and Update of GSM Load Condition .......................................... 73
7.7.2 Inter-RAT Handover based on GSM Load Process ........................................... 73
7.8 Coupling for Different Handover Causes............................................................ 74
7.9 Inter-RAT Handover Process.............................................................................. 75
7.9.1 CS Service Handover from 3G System to 2G System....................................... 75
7.9.2 PS Service Reselection in 3G to 2G Handover .................................................. 75
8 IMSI-based handover........................................................................................ 78
8.1 Querying Whether a SRNC Cell Is Authorized According to IMSI..................... 79
8.2 Querying Whether a DRNC Cell Is Authorized According to IMSI .................... 80
9 HSDPA-related special strategy ...................................................................... 81
9.1 Overview ............................................................................................................. 81
9.2 Intra-frequency Handover ................................................................................... 82
9.3 Inter-frequency Handover ................................................................................... 83
9.4 Inter-RAT Handover ............................................................................................ 84
10 HSUPA-related special strategy ...................................................................... 84
10.1 Overview ............................................................................................................. 84
10.2 Intra-frequency Handover ................................................................................... 85
10.3 Inter-frequency Handover ................................................................................... 87
10.4 Inter-RAT Handover ............................................................................................ 88
11 MBMS-related special strategy ....................................................................... 88
11.1 Intra-frequency Handover ................................................................................... 89
11.2 Inter-frequency Handover ................................................................................... 89
12 Parameters and Configurations ...................................................................... 90
12.1 Intra-Frequency Handover Parameters .............................................................. 90
12.1.1 Parameter List ..................................................................................................... 90
12.1.2 Parameter Configuration..................................................................................... 92
12.2 Inter-Frequency Handover Parameters ............................................................ 111
12.2.1 Parameter List ................................................................................................... 111
12.2.2 Parameter Configuration................................................................................... 113
12.3 SRNC Relocation Parameters .......................................................................... 133
12.3.1 Parameter List ................................................................................................... 133
12.3.2 Parameter Configuration................................................................................... 133
12.4 Inter-RAT Handover Parameters ...................................................................... 135
12.4.1 Parameter List ................................................................................................... 135
12.4.2 Parameter Configuration................................................................................... 137
12.5 IMSI-based Handover Parameters ................................................................... 158
12.5.1 Parameter List ................................................................................................... 158
12.5.2 Parameter Configuration................................................................................... 159
12.6 HSDPA Handover Parameters ......................................................................... 166
12.6.1 Parameter List ................................................................................................... 166
12.6.2 Parameter Configuration................................................................................... 166

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12.7 HSUPA Handover Parameters ......................................................................... 167
12.7.1 Parameter List ................................................................................................... 167
12.7.2 Parameter Configuration................................................................................... 168
12.8 MBMS Handover Parameters........................................................................... 169
12.8.1 Parameter List ................................................................................................... 169
12.8.2 Parameter Configuration................................................................................... 169
13 Counter And Alarm ......................................................................................... 170
13.1 Counter List ....................................................................................................... 170
13.1.1 RNC Soft Handover Statistics........................................................................... 170
13.1.2 RNC Hard Handover Statistics ......................................................................... 175
13.1.3 Cell Relocation Statistics .................................................................................. 181
13.1.4 Inter-RAT Cell Handover Statistics ................................................................... 186
13.1.5 HSPA Serving Cell Change Statistics .............................................................. 194
13.1.6 Inter-cell Hard Handover Statistics ................................................................... 196
13.1.7 Inter-cell Soft Handover Statistics .................................................................... 199
13.1.8 Inter-cell Detected Set Statistics....................................................................... 201
13.1.9 Inter-RAT Inter-cell Handover Statistics ........................................................... 201
13.2 Alarm List .......................................................................................................... 203
14 Glossary ........................................................................................................... 204


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FIGURES
Figure 3-1 Transmission Gap (TG) position .......................................................................... 11
Figure 3-2 Parameters of compressed mode ........................................................................ 12
Figure 3-3 Procedure for E-DCH fallback to DCH prior to initiation of compressed mode .. 13
Figure 4-1 Intra-frequency handover index quotations ......................................................... 18
Figure 4-2 Cell priority configuration...................................................................................... 20
Figure 4-3 Time-To-Trigger mechanism................................................................................ 25
Figure 4-4 Intra-frequency handover index quotations ......................................................... 27
Figure 4-5 Intra-RNC soft handover (Add a radio link) ......................................................... 33
Figure 4-6 Intra-RNC soft handover (Delete a radio link) ..................................................... 34
Figure 4-7 Intra-RNC soft handover (Swap a radio link) ....................................................... 35
Figure 4-8 Intra-RNC hard handover procedure ................................................................... 36
Figure 4-9 Inter-RNC hard handover through lur interface ................................................... 37
Figure 4-10 Inter-RNC hard handover without lur interface .................................................. 38
Figure 5-1 Inter-frequency handover index quotations ......................................................... 48
Figure 5-2 Cell priority configuration...................................................................................... 51
Figure 5-3 Example of slow-moving UE judging conditions.................................................. 55
Figure 5-4 Example of fast-moving UE judging condition ..................................................... 55
Figure 6-1 Relocation triggered by soft handover ................................................................. 57
Figure 6-2 Relocation triggered by hard handover ................................................................ 59
Figure 7-1 Indexing relation for Inter-RAT handover............................................................. 68
Figure 7-2 Priority settings of cells ........................................................................................ 70
Figure 7-3 3G to 2G CS service handover ............................................................................ 75
Figure 7-4 PS service reselection initiated by an UE in the case of 3G to 2G handover ..... 76
Figure 7-5 PS service reselection initiated by the RNC in the case of 3G to 2G handover . 77
Figure 8-1 Schematic Diagram of Querying Whether a SRNC Cell Is Authorized According
to IMSI ....................................................................................................................................... 80
Figure 8-2 Schematic Diagram of Querying Whether a DRNC Cell Is Authorized According
to IMSI ....................................................................................................................................... 81

TABLES

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Table 2-1 Correspondence between handover and compressed modes............................... 2
Table 3-1 Parameters of compressed mode ......................................................................... 12
Table 11-1 Table of Principle ................................................................................................. 89
Table 12-1 Default Value of the UE Intra-frequency Measurement Configuration Parameters
Related to Traffic Category....................................................................................................... 99
Table 12-2 Service Type Related UE Inter-frequency Measurement Parameter
ConfigurationDefault Value..................................................................................................... 124
Table 12-3 Service Type Related UE Inter-RAT Measurement Parameter Configuration
Default Value .......................................................................................................................... 142

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1 Functional Attribute
System version: [RNC V3.09, OMMR V3. 09, Node B V4.09, OMMB V4. 09]
Attribute: [Mandatory function]
Invol ved NEs:
UE NodeB RNC MSCS MGW SGSN GGSN HLR
- - - - -
Note:
*-: Not invol ved.
*: Invol ved.
Dependent function: [None].
Mutually exclusi ve function: [None].
Remarks: [None].
2 Overview
2.1 Function Introduction
The cell handover strategy is required i n WCDMA to implement the mobility
management of RRC connection due t o the mobility of UE. It is also required t o balance
traffic among cells to lower traffic in heavily-l oaded cell. The service connection must not
be interrupted and QoS must be met during handover.
In the process of handover:
The handover in which a UE retai ns radi o connection with the ori ginal cell while
establishing radi o connection in a new cell is referred to as soft handover.
Duri ng soft handover, if the new and origi nal cells are located under the same
NodeB, this type of handover is referred to as softer handover.
If UE needs to disconnect link with the origi nal cell before setting up a li nk
(synchronization) with the new cell (that is, new and original links do not co-exist in
UE), this type of handover is referred to as hard handover.
A interruption will occur to UE transmitting and recei vi ng at the time of hard handover.
Therefore, the hard handover may affect the QoS.
The handover may also be further classified into intra-frequency handover, inter-
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features/access technologi es before and aft er handover. A UE in a connection mode
can only recei ve the service data of single frequency, but the soft handover/softer
handover requires the UE to ret ain radio link with several cells concurrently, so
soft/softer handover must be intra-frequency handover. But the handover between cells
in the same frequency may not necessarily be soft/softer handover, and it may be hard
handover. The inter-frequency/Inter-RAT handover is hard handover without fail
because of the change of carrier frequency/frequency band. Generally a UE has only
one set of recei ver/transmitter, so the compressed mode is necessary for int er-
frequency/Int er-RAT measurement. The followi ng table lists the correspondence
between handover and compressed modes.
Table 2-1 Correspondence between handover and compressed modes
Softer
handover
Soft
handover
Hard
handover
Require compression
or not
Intra-frequency Y Y Y N
Inter-frequency N N Y Y
Inter-RAT N N Y Y
The handover generally i nvol ves three steps: measurement, handover decision and
handover implementation. The measurement is the prerequisite for handover, the
handover decision is the core of handover and the handover impl ementation is the
process of implementing the handover decision. This document primarily centers on
these three steps to illustrate the algorithm, and contai ns the followi ng contents.
.Soft Handover and Softer Handover
Intra-Frequency Hard Handover
Inter-Frequency Hard Handover
Inter-RAT Mobility
Inter-RNC(with IUR)Handover
Inter-RNC Handover Without lur Interface
Compressed Mode
Adjacent Cell Priority
Change of HS-DSCH Servi ng Cell
Change of Serving Cell in E-DCH Acti ve Set:
Handover Based on Dedicated Downlink Transmit Power
Handover Based on Dedicated Upli nk Transmit Power (UE)

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QoS-based Handover
IMSI-based Handover
Associated Channel Soft/Softer Handover of HSDPA
Associated Channel Soft/Softer Handover of HSUPA
Different Active Sets of E-DCH and DCH
Handover Strategy Based on Service
SRNS Relocation
2.1.1 Soft/Softer Handover
In a soft handover, a UE maint ains several radi o links with different NodeBs, while in a
softer handover, a UE concurrently maintai ns radio link with several cells in a NodeB,
and these several cells are also known as macro di versity.
The soft/softer handover can only occur i n intra-frequency cells. Compared with the hard
handover, the soft/softer handover feat ures are as follows:
The soft and softer handovers are seaml ess handovers and no service will be
interrupted during handover.
Macro di versity gain: When a UE maintains radio links with several cells, the
recei ver may enhance the accuracy of data recei ving and link recei vi ng quality and
lower the transmit power of all links by combining the signal recei vi ng results of
several links.
The best cell where UE is registered may establish a radi o connection with the UE
in time so as to lower the transmit power of UE.
In view of the above features, the soft and softer handovers will be taken in int ra-
frequency handover in general.
2.1.2 Intra-Frequency Hard Handover
Hard handover is a typical handover mechanism in which a UE needs to disconnect the
link with the original cell before setting up a link (synchronization) with the new cell (that
is, new and original links do not co-exist in UE). The intra-frequency hard handover is
only adopted when soft/softer handover is unavailable.

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2.1.3 Inter-Frequency Hard Handover
Inter-frequency hard handover means a UE i n connecting state hands over from a cell
on a frequency of UTRAN to another cell on another frequency.
The factors triggeri ng int er-frequency hard handover include radi o quality, load, and
movi ng speed of UE.
Inter-frequency hard handover triggered by radio quality: Initiate inter-frequency
measurement when the quality of frequency where UE is currently located worsens, and
handover UE to the frequency with better quality based on int er-frequency measurement
results. The quality of the carrier frequency where the UE is currently located is
measured through the following four standards (For details, see Int er-Frequency
Handover Strategy):
PCPICH quality of cell in current servi ng carrier frequency.
Uplink Block Error Rate (BLER) of the Dedicat ed CHannel (DCH).
Uplink transmit power of DCH.
Downlink transmit power of DCH.
Inter-frequency hard handover triggered by cell load: When the load of cell on current
frequency is too heavy, the system switches partial services of this cell to an adjacent
cell on another frequency.
Inter-frequency hard handover triggered by movi ng speed of UE: It is mainly used on the
HCS net work. UEs with quick moving speed are carried in macro cells and those with
slow movi ng speed in micro cells so as to realize appropriate traffic distribution in cells,
make full use of system resources and enhance system performance.
For non-doubl e-recei ver termi nals in WCDMA, the compressed mode must be i nitiated
for inter-frequency measurement. The i nitiation of compressed mode has some impact
on the performance of both system and UE,. Therefore, compressed mode must be
initiated only when necessary (for example, when the quality of current serving carrier
frequency worsens).
2.1.4 Inter-RAT Mobility
Inter-RAT mobility refers to the mobility management conducted when a UE switches
from one UMTS to another one. Here it only applies to the mobility management for UE
to switch from UTRAN to GERAN (the mobility management from GERAN to UTRAN
belongs to the strategy of GERAN).
This function requires UE to support both WCDMA and GSM, Moreover, the GSM also
needs to offer related functions to support Int er-RAT handover. The functions requi red
by WCDMA are described below.

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WCDMA-to-GSM handover supports the following services:
Conversational services
Videophone service fallback to ordinary voice service. (3GPP R6)
PS transferred to GPRS/GERAN
For WCDMA-to-GSM handover invol ving CS and PS RAB combination, the system first
switches CS service to GERAN fi rst, and then RNC rel eases the PS on lu interface upon
recei ving t he context request message from CN. The UE acti vates the PS service on
GERAN upon the release of CS service.
In WCDMA:
UTRAN-to-GERAN mobility of CS service i n connected mode is impl emented
through CS service handover procedure
UTRAN-t o-GERAN mobility of PS service in CELL_DCH state is implemented
through cell resel ection procedure (PS service handover) triggered on the net work
side
UTRAN-t o-GERAN mobility of PS service in CELL_FACH /URA_PCH state is
implemented through cell reselection procedure triggered by UE
Load-based UTRAN-to-GERAN handover of PS service in CELL_FACH state is
implemented through cell reselection procedure triggered on the network side
Inter-system mobility in connected mode must be accompani ed by inter-system
relocation
The factors triggeri ng Inter-RAT handover include radio quality and cell load.
Inter-RAT handover triggered by radi o quality: Initiate Inter-RAT measurement when
quality of the frequency where the UE is currently located worsens and inter-frequency
measurement initiation conditions cannot be met or the quality of other frequencys is
also poor, and then handovers UE to the cell of GERAN based on Inter-RAT
measurement results. The quality of frequency where UE is currently located is
measured through the following four standards (For details, see Inter-RAT Handover
Strategy):
PCPICH quality of cell in current servi ng carrier frequency.
Uplink Block Error Rate (BLER) of the Dedicat ed CHannel (DCH).
Uplink transmit power of DCH.
Downlink transmit power of DCH.

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Inter-RAT handover triggered by cell load: When the load of cell in current UTRAN
system is too heavy, the system switches partial services of this cell to an adjacent cell
in GERAN.
For non-doubl e-recei ver termi nals in WCDMA, the compressed mode must be i nitiated
for Inter-RAT measurement. Initiation of compressed mode has some impact on the
performance of both system and UE.Therefore, compressed mode must be initi ated only
when necessary (for exampl e, when the quality of current servi ng carri er frequency
worsens).
2.1.5 Inter-RNC Handover with Iur Support
The feature supports maintaini ng communication continuity in the case of a UE in
CELL_DCH state movi ng among inter-RNC cells. Iur interface is configured between
different RNCs to support that a UE maintains the original connection with the CN when
handing over in the coverage areas of di fferent RNCs. There is no need to trigger the
SRNS relocation, so as to reduce the effects of SRNS relocation on service quality.
2.1.6 Directed Signalling Connection Re-establishment
The feature enables RNC to support that UE with ongoing PS service can trigger DSCR
procedure in order to interoperate with the RNC which cannot support SRNS rel ocation
procedure.
2.1.7 Coverage Based Handover
The feature supports utilizing the measurement report to j udge the quality of radio l i nk
and thus to perform handover to guarantee the service quality of the user in the case of
changi ng network coverage condition.
RNC supports controlling the UE to perform the intra-frequency, the inter-frequency and
the inter-RAT measurement and judges the radio li nk quality according to the
measurement resultof event triggerred report to trigger various handovers: soft/softer
handover, intra-frquency hard handover, inter-frequency hard handover and inter-RAT
handover. RNC also supports confi guating di fferent handover parameters for different
services.
2.1.8 Compressed Mode
For non-doubl e-recei ver termi nals in WCDMA, the compressed mode must be i nitiated
for Inter-RAT/inter-frequency measurement. The use of compressed mode means some
timeslots are specially used for inter-frequency/Inter-RAT measurement instead of data
transmission during transmitting and recei ving.

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2.1.9 Neighboring Cells Priorities
The feature supports configuri ng di fferent priorities for di fferent cells in adjacent cell list.
It makes a UE hand over to an adjacent cell of high pri ority at a higher success rate to
improve the handover performance of the system.
2.1.10 Handover Based on Dedicated Downlink Transmit Power
This feature enabl es handover based on the dedicated downlink transmit power, and
appli es to the foll owi ng scenario: The signal of pilot frequency is acceptabl e, but the
dedicated downli nk transmit power has become very high, requiri ng UE handover to an
inter-frequency or Inter-RAT adjacent cell.
2.1.11 Handover Based on Dedicated Uplink Transmit Power (UE)
This feature enabl es handover based on the dedicat ed upli nk transmit power, and
appli es to the foll owi ng scenario: The signal of pilot frequency is acceptabl e, but the
dedicated uplink transmit power has become very high, requi ring UE handover to an
inter-frequency or Inter-RAT adjacent cell to avoid large interference on other users.
2.1.12 Quality Based Handover
This feature enabl es the handover based on the uplink BLER and applies to the
following scenari o: The signal of pilot frequency is acceptable, but the uplink of UE is
very unacceptable due to uplink interference or ot her reasons. In the event of fail ure of
outer l oop power control, the UE needs to be handed off to an int er-frequency or Int er-
RAT adj acent cell as quick as possible to avoid call drop.
2.1.13 SRNS Relocation
This feature supports that a UE in the CELL_DCH state transfers service to a new RNC
when moving among adj acent RNC cells. When there is not Iur i nterface bet ween RNCs,
SRNS relocation can maintai n continuous service. When there is Iur interface between
RNCs, SRNS rel ocation triggered timely can reduce the transmission resource
consumption at the Iur interface.
2.1.14 IMSI-based Handover
Confi gure the scope of authorized cells based on the IMSI information on the network
side. The IMSI information is resol ved through the CommonID on l u int erface during
service setup or handover, and UE is not allowed to access or handover to unauthorized
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2.1.15 Inter-RAT PS Handover
The feature shortens the PS service interruption when there is a handover between
inter-RAT adjacent cells. With this feature, PS service continuityis enhanced, especially
for real -time packet service with higher QoS requirements. And user experi ence get
improved.
2.1.16 DTM Handover
The feat ure guarantees the CS service continuity combi ned with PS service duri ng int er-
RAT moving. It improves user experience.
When UE with CS and PS service simultaneously moves bet ween inter -RAT adjacent
cells, CS and PS service are handed over to inter-RAT cell in parallel via DTM
mechanism.
2.1.17 NACC
PS service will be interrupted when it is handed over to GERAN via cell reselection
procedure, which leads to bad user experience. Network Assisted Cell Change (NACC)
reduces the duration of UE int er-RAT cell reselection procedure by system informati on is
sended in advance.
2.1.18 Target Cell Load Based Inter-RAT Handover
The feature enabl es RNC to get load of 2G adjacent cells. RNC will select a GSM
adjacent cell with lower load as target cell when UE is handed over to GSM from UMTS.
2.1.19 Handover Strategy Based on Service Type
This feature determines whether and when service can be handed over to GSM based
on the service handover attribute in RAB assignment request message.
2.1.20 Enhanced Iur-g
The feature supports the enhaced Iur-g interface between GERAN BSC and 3G RNC. It
enables RNC to get capability and load of 2G cell. By empl oying the interface, inter-RAT
load balance can be achieved, inter-RAT handover success ratio is improved and
handover del ay is decreased.
2.1.21 HS-DSCH Serving Cell Change
The HS-PDSCH has only one serving cell. During intra-system soft handover, if HS-
PDSCH exists before and aft er handover when the best cell changes(1D event

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triggering), HS-PDSCH serving cell change will be t riggered. If there exists an HS-
PDSCH before and after hard handover, the HS-PDSCH serving cell must change.
2.1.22 HS-DSCH Inter-RAT Reselection
The feature ensures service continuity when HSDPA users moving from UMTS cell to
GSM cell. When HSDPA user with service carried on HS-DSCH channel is needed to
handover from UTMS cell to GSM cell, RNC can hand over UE to connect GSM cell
directly without falling HS-DSCH back to DCH before inter-RAT handover.
2.1.23 HSDPA Soft/Softer Handover of A-DPCH
The HSDPA service supports soft/softer handover of associated DPDCH/DPCCH, with
the policy identical with that of common soft/softer handover.
2.1.24 HSDPA over Iur
The feature enabl es that data transmission on HS-DSCH is retaining without HS-DSCH
falling back to DCH when HSDPA subscriber is handed over between different RNCs
over Iur.
2.1.25 HSUPA Soft/Softer Handover of A-DPCH
The HSUPA service supports soft/softer handover of associated DPDCH/DPCCH, with
the policy identical with that of common soft/softer handover.
2.1.26 E-DCH Serving Cell Change Inside Active Set
The E-DCH has only one serving cell, so i f the best cell changes (1D event tri ggering) in
the presence of E-DCH, the change of E-DCH servi ng cell is triggered during intra-
system soft handover. If there exists an E-DCH before and after hard handover, the E-
DCH serving cell must change.
2.1.27 E-DCH Intra-frequency Hard Handover
The procedure of E-DCH i ntra-frequency hard handover is similar with DCH int ra-
frequency hard handover. If target cell supports HSUPA, intra-frequency hard handover
will accompany with E-DCH serving cell change, otherwise E-DCH will fall back to DCH.

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2.1.28 E-DCH Inter-frequency Hard Handover
The procedure of E-DCH i nter-frequency hard handover is similar with DCH int er-
frequency hard handover. If target cell supports HSUPA, inter-frequency hard handover
will accompany with E-DCH serving cell change, otherwise E-DCH will fall back to DCH.
2.1.29 HSUPA over Iur
The feature enables that data transmission on E-DCH is retaining without E-DCH falling
back to DCH when HSUPA subscriber is handed over between different RNCs over Iur.
2.1.30 HSUPA Inter-RAT Reselection
The feature ensures service continuity when HSUPA users moving from UMTS cell to
GSM cell. When HSUPA user with service carried on E-DCH channel is needed to
handover from UTMS cell to GSM cell, RNC can hand over UE to connect GSM cell
directly without falling E-DCH back to DCH before inter-RAT handover.
3 Compressed Mode Strategy
3.1 Introduction to Compressed Mode
For non-doubl e-recei ver termi nals in WCDMA, the compressed mode must be i nitiated
for Inter-RAT/inter-frequency measurement. The use of compressed mode means some
timeslots are specially used for inter-frequency/Inter-RAT measurement instead of data
transmission during transmitting and recei vi ng. There are the following t wo ways to
generate compressed mode frames:
1 Hal ving of Spreading Factor (SF)
By hal ving the SF, the bandwi dth can be i ncreased so t hat some timeslots in one
radi o frame can be specially assigned for inter -frequency/Inter-RAT measurement
and some can be specially assigned for data transmission. This transmission
strategy is generally used i n services which raise hi gh requirements for del ay and
assurance of mi nimum data rat e, for exampl e, CS- and S-type PS data services.
2 Higher Layer Scheduli ng
The higher layer scheduling is in nature a strategy in which the higher layer adj usts
and controls the data transmission rate. Some timeslots in a radio frame can be
specially assigned for inter-frequency/Inter-RAT measurement and some can be
specially assigned for data transmission while the bandwidth remains unchanged.
This strategy is generally used for non-realtime services with l ow requi rements for
delay, for example, I/B-type PS dat a services.

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After the compressed mode is initiated, the GAP used for transmitting/ recei ving
(measurement) can be placed either wit hin one radi o frame or between two radi o frames,
as shown in Fi gure 3-1.
Figure 3-1 Transmission Gap (TG) position
#14 #N
first
-1
(1) Single-frame method
(2) Double-frame method
First radio frame Second radio frame
Radio frame
Transmission gap
Transmission gap
#0
#14
#N
last
+1
#N
first
-1 #N
last
+1 #0

In the protocol, the Transmission Gap Length (TGL) can be set to 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 and 14
timeslots. The TG may start from any timeslot in a frame. When the TG spans two
consecuti ve frames, each frame at least has 8 non-compressed timeslots.
Figure 3-2 shows the paramet ers invol ved in compressed mode. The Transmission Gap
Pattern Sequence (TGPS) consists of consecuti ve TG patterns (TG pattern 1). One or
two TGs are defi ned i n TG pattern. The start timeslot No. of the first TG is determi ned by
parameter TGSN. The number of timeslots between starting timeslots of two TGs in the
TG pattern is determi ned by the parameter TGD. The fi rst TGL is determi ned by
parameter TGL1, and the second by parameter TGL2. If parameter TGD is not defined,
it means there is only one TG in TG pattern. Length of a TG pattern is determined by
parameter TGPL1.

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Figure 3-2 Parameters of compressed mode

Transmission
gap 2
TGSN
TGL2
TG pattern 1
#TGPRC
gap 1
Transmission
TGD
TGPL1
TG pattern 1
TGL1
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5
TG pattern 1 TG pattern 1 TG pattern 1 TG pattern 1 TG pattern 1

3.2 Compressed Mode Strategy
If the compressed mode is required when the UE capability message indicates the FDD
inter-frequency or Inter-RAT measurement, then the compressed mode is initiated upon
the initiation of inter-frequency or Inter-RAT measurement. The compressed mode must
be disabl ed in eit her of the foll owi ng scenarios: 1) Delete i nter -frequency measurement
while keeping Inter-RAT measurement disabl ed. 2) Delet e Int er-RAT measurement while
keeping inter-frequency measurement disabl ed.
As is described in the above section, the strategy of hal ving of SF does not affect the
realtime rate of services, whil e that of hi gher layer scheduling reduces the real time rate
of services. For RT services, only the first strategy can be adopted to ensure delay and
transmission rate; for NRT services, both t he first and second strategies can be adopted
because of their low requirements for delay and rate.
The above rules only apply to DCH/ DCH. For HS-DSCH or E-DCH, only the higher layer
schedule is supported, as stipulated in the prot ocol.
The compressed mode of all services on ZTE network adopts identical parameters as
listed below:
Table 3-1 Paramet ers of compressed mode
GSM adjacent cell measurement FDD adjacent cell measurement
TGSN 4 (Slots) 3 (Slots)

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GSM adjacent cell measurement FDD adjacent cell measurement
TGL1 7 (Slots) 7 (Slots)
TGD Not configured Not configured
TGPL1 8 (Frames) 8 (Frames)
It can be seen from above parameters: When TGSN is 4 (GSM) or 3 (FDD), TGL1=7, all
GAPs of compressed mode on ZTE network fall under the same radi o frame (one radio
frame in FDD has 15 slots), that is, the single frame mode is uni formly adopted.
Note: For a great majority of commercial termi nals (Qualcomm-chi p termi nals) i n current
market, the compressed mode cannot be i nitiated when services are carri ed on E-
DCH.Moreover, the capability of whether UE shoul d supports Initiat e compressed mode
for services carri ed on E-DCH is not speci fied i n 3GPP. Therefore, when services are
carried on E-DCH and compressed mode needs to be initiated, RNC fi rst confi gure E-
DCH to DCH (the reconfigured target rate is min( max(DRBC lowest of rate grades,
GBR), MaxBR)) (For DRBC rate grades, see ZTE UMTS DRBC Algorithm Feat ure
Guide) before i nitiating t he compressed mode. Fi gure 3-3 shows the procedure in which
E-DCH falls back to DCH before the initiation of compressed mode.
Figure 3-3 Procedure for E-DCH fallback to DCH prior to initiation of compressed mode
NodeB RNC
Radio Link Reconfiguration Prepare
UE
Measurement Report (Event 2d)
Radio Link Reconfiguration Commit
Radio Bearer Reconfiguration Complete
Radio Bearer Reconfiguration(E-DCH to DCH)
Radio Link Reconfiguration Ready
HS-DSCH/E-DCH
Radio Link Reconfiguration Prepare
Radio Link Reconfiguration Commit
Physical Channel Reconfiguration Complete
Physical Channel Reconfiguration (Activate Compressed Mode)
Radio Link Reconfiguration Ready
Compressed Mode Command
Measurement Control
E-DCH downgrade
to DCH
parameters setting
Compressed mode
Activation

(whether E-DCH falls back to DCH before i nitiation of compressed mode is controlled
through the parameter HsupaCmAssoMode. If the parameter value is Serial, E-DCH
needs to fall back to DCH before t he initiation of compressed mode.If the parameter
value is Parallel, the compressed mode is initiated directly.).

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For all commercial termi nals in current market, the compressed mode can be initi ated
directly when services are carri ed on HS-DSCH.
(whether HS-DSCH falls back to DCH before initi ation of compressed mode is controlled
through the parameter HsdpaCmAssoMode. If the parameter value is Serial, HS-DSCH
needs to fall back to DCH before t he initiation of compressed mode.If the parameter
value is Parallel, the compressed mode is initiated directly.).
In the procedure of service setup, state transition, call re-establishment and rel ocation
from other RNC/system to local RNC, RNC will confi gure accompanying compressed
mode through RADIO BEARER SETUP/ RADIO BEARER RECONFIGURATION to UE
and RADIO LINK SETUP REQUEST/RADIO LINK RECONFIGURATION to NodeB.
After service set ups up successfully, since the nei ghbori ng cell relation changes or the
value of IfOrRatHoSwch or ServHoSwch changes dui ng to the best cell change(for exampl e,
the best cell change from the cell with only supporting inter-frequency handover to the
cell with only supporting i nter-RAT handover), RNC will confi gure dedicated compressed
mode through PHYSICAL CHANNEL RECONFIGURATION to UE and RADIO LINK
RECONFIGURATION REQUEST to NodeB.
3.3 Compressed Mode Configuration Strategy via
RNC
For inter-RNC handover, some vendors dont support accompanying compressed mode.
To guarantee the normal procedure vi a IUR, ZTE performs the special strategy as
follows:
DRNC doesnt support accompanying compressed mode
RncFeatSwitch Bit9 indicates whether neighboring RNC supports accompany configure
compressed mode parameters. If compressed mode is not acti vated in SRNC side, then
the method of configuration compressed mode is decided by RncFeatSwitch Bit9.
Otherwise RncFeatSwitch Bit9 is invali d, and SRNC configures compressed mode
parameters accompany and acti vates compressed mode.
DRNC partly supports accompanying compressed mode
Some vendors only support one type of accompanying compressed mode (int er-
frequency or int er-RAT). CompMdCfgStra is used to indicate strategy of accompanying
compressed mode configuration. When inter-frequency and inter-RAT nei ghbori ng cells
exist, if the value of CompMdCfgStra is 0, RNC will configure two types of accompanying
compressed mode(inter-frequency and inter-RAT) ,else if the val ue of CompMdCfgStra is 1,
RNC will configure only one type of accompanyi ng compressed mode(i nter-frequency or
inter-RAT) based on the specific val ue of IfOrRatHoSwch.


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4 Intra-Frequency Handover Strategy
Intra-frequency handover refers to the handover performed between cells under the
same frequency of UTRAN. The intra-frequency handover can be tri ggered based on
Ec/N0 or RSCP measurement through the parameter IntraMeasQuan.Intra-frequency
handover is measurement-based handover. Intra-frequency measurement contains
active set measurement, monitored set measurement and detected set measurement.
The acti ve set refers to the collection of cells retai ning radi o connection with UE.
The monit ored set refers to the collection of cells retai ning no radio connection with UE
but requi ring measurement by sending the intra-frequency measurement control
message to UE.
The detected set refers to the collection of i ntra-frequency cells except cells in the acti ve
set and monit ored set.
4.1 Intra-Frequency Measurement
When conducting int ra-frequency measurement, the UE needs to impl ement layer 3 filter
for the measurement results to avoi d measurement fluctuation and then make event
decision and report by using filtered val ues. The layer 3 filter formula is as follows:
n n n
M a F a F + =
1
) 1 (
Where,
F
n-1
refers to the result of last filter.
F
n
refers to the result of current measurement filter.
M
n
refers to current measurement result.
a = 1/2
(k/2)
refers to the filter coefficient calcul ated based on t he filter factor K (FilterCoeff
(Intra)).
4.1.1 Introduction to Intra-Frequency Measurement
Intra-frquency measurement means to perform measurement on i ntra-frequency cells.
Only event-based method of reporting measurement result is supported, and parameter
SofthoMthd is invalid. The event-based report method means the UE judges whet her
intra-frequency events are met based on the quality measurement result of cell
PCPICH. If so, it reports intra-frequency events (including such information as event ID,
and target cell) to the RNC.

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A series of int ra-frequency measurement events are defi ned i n 3GPP as the judgment
and trigger criteri a for intra-frequency handover.
Event 1A: A Primary CPICH enters the Reporting Range. It can be used for adding cell
to the acti ve set.
Event 1B: A Primary CPICH l eaves the Reporting Range. It can be used for deleting cell
from the acti ve set.
Event 1C: A Non-acti ve Primary CPICH becomes better than an acti ve Primary CPICH.
It can be used for replacing the cell with bad quality in the acti ve set.
Event 1D: The best cell changes. It can be used for soft/softer handover, intra-frequency
hard handover and inter-frequency load balance.
4.1.2 Measurement Control Method Related to Active Set and Monitored
set
4.1.2.1 Measurement Setup
Confi gure intra-frequency measurement parameters for UE and initiate intra-frequency
measurement through measurement control setup message in the f ollowing cases:
RRC connection is set up and enters CELL_DCH state.
CELL_FACH -> CELL_DCH.
Relocation to current RNC from other systems or RNCs.
Set up i ntra-frequency measurement agai n after intra-system hard handover (including
intra- or inter-frequency hard handover).
4.1.2.2 Measurement Modification
If the intra-frequency measurement is enabled, the intra-frequency measurement
modi fication is triggered in the following cases:
The change of adj acent cell list may trigger the modi fication of i ntra-frequency
measurement so as to modify adjacent cell parameters after soft handover.
After the best cell changes (Event 1D), the change of intra-frequency measurement
parameters will tri gger the modification of i ntra-frequency measurement to update
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If a service is added or del eted, the change of intra-frequency measurement
parameters will tri gger the modification of i ntra-frequency measurement to update
handover parameters.
4.1.2.3 Measurement Deletion
Upon recei ving exceptional int ra-frequency measurement report (for example, the
measurement report bel ongs to non-existent measurement task), or making decision
about the rel ocation tri ggered by soft handover, the RNC will voluntarily release
corresponding intra-frequency measurement.
4.1.2.4 Parameter Configuration Strategies
Intra-frequency event parameter confi guration:
There are 7 intra-frequency measurement events (1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F and 1J)
in total. The specific number of events configured is based on the parameter
MeasEvt Num (Intra), and the specific intra-frequency events confi gured are based
on the paramet er MeaEvtId (Intra). MeaEvtId is defined through array, and the
dimensions of array equal to MeasEvt Num, which is 7 at most.
Handover parameter confi guration strat egy in macro di versity:
All measurement parameters are cell-based. In macro di versity, the measurement
parameters confi gured in the best cell will be used as handover parameters. If the
best cell changes, the measurement parameters need to be updated at the same
time.
For handover in int er-RNC, if there has SRNC cell in acti ve set, the measurement
parameters of the best cell in SRNC will be used as handover parameters, and if
there is no SRNC cell in acti veset, the measurement parameters of the last SRNC
cell in active set will be used as handover parameters.
Confi guration of several sets of handover parameters:
The i ntra-frequency handover paramet ers can be separat ely configured based on
measurement quantity, measurement report mode and service bearer type. In this
way, several sets of measurement paramet ers are necessitated for di fferent
purposes: The speci fic categories are as foll ows:
Measurement quantity.
IntraMeasQuan (PCPICH Ec/N0 or RSCP)
Measurement report mode

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SoftHoMth (Peri od- or event-based report, only event-based
report method is supported, and the following parameters rel ated to peri od
report method are invalid: PrdMeasEcNo(Intra), PrdMeasRSCP(Intra),
PrdRptAmount(Intra) and PrdRptInterval(Intra))
Service bearer type (TrfCategory(CIntra))
RT RAB Includi ng Voice
RT RAB Excluding Voice
Single NRT on DL DCH/UL DCH
Single NRT RAB on DL HS-DSCH/UL DCH
Single NRT RAB on DL HS-DSCH/UL E-DCH
All Multi-NRT RAB on DL DCH/UL DCH
Multi-NRT RAB, HSPA is Invol ved and only DCHs are Used in UL
Multi-NRT RAB, HSPA is Invol ved and E-DCH is Used in UL
Not Related to Service Type (Used for detected set measurement)
Remark:
(1) When concurrent service exists and incl udes AMR service, index to RT RAB
Including Voice confi guration.
(2) When concurrent service exists and includes non-AMR service, index to RT
RAB Excluding Voice configuration.
(3) When the above principl es are met simultaneously, comply with the first one.
To facilitate parameter modi fication and optimization, the intra-frequency parameters are
index-organized, with the index quotations listed as follows:
Figure 4-1 Intra-frequency handover index quotations
Utran Cell (utranCell)
UE Intra-frequence Measurement
Configuration (Intra)
UE Intra-frequence Measurement
Relative to Traffic Category
Configuration Information (CIntra)
TrfCatIntraMIdx
IntraMeasQuan
TrfCategory:
RT RAB Including Voice
RT RAB Excluding Voice
Single NRT on DL DCH/UL DCH
Single NRT RAB on DL HS-DSCH/UL DCH
Single NRT RAB on DL HS-DSCH/UL E-DCH
All Multi-NRT RAB on DL DCH/UL DCH
Multi-NRTRAB, HSPA is Involved and only DCHs are Used in UL
Multi-NRT RAB, HSPA is Involved and E-DCH is Used in UL
Not Related to Service Type
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Before obtaini ng intra-frequency handover parameters, first find the Service Type-
Relat ed Intra-frequency Measurement Parameter Index (TrfCatIntraMIdx), UTRAN
Intra-frequency Radio Quality Measurement Quantity (IntraMeasQuan) from Utran Cell
(utranCell) confi guration items; then find the Intra-Frequency Measurement
Confi guration No. (IntraMeasCfgNo) from the UE Intra-frequence Measurement
Relati ve to Traffic Category Confi guration Information (CInt ra) configurati on items based
on TrfCatIntraMIdx, "Traffic Cat egory (TrfCategory)", Measurement Purpose
(Evt MeasEcNo, Evt MeasRSCP); finally, find correspondi ng handover measurement
parameters from UE Int ra-frequency Measurement Configuration (Intra) confi guration
items based on the Intra-Frequency Measurement Confi guration No. (I ntraMeasCf gNo).
Note:
Each IntraMeasCfgNo corresponds to one measurement purpose, indicated with the
parameter IntraMeasCf gNote.
The correspondence between other parameters that need to be filled in intra-
frequency measurement control message and OMCR configuration is described as
follows:
Measurement report transmission mode (MeasRptTrMod)
CPICH Ec/No report indication of intra-frequency
measurement cell
(EcN0Rpt Ind)
CPICH RSCP report indication of i ntra-frequency
measurement cell
(RscpRptInd)
Path loss report indication of int ra-frequency measurement
cell
(RscpRptInd)
Whether to read SFN indication of target cell (ReadSFNInd)
Forbi dden Cell Indicator for Event 1A/1B (FbdCell Ind)
Measurement quantity. (MeasQuantity(Intra))
Measurement report mode (Rpt Crt(Intra))
Note: The parameters MeasQuantity(Intra) and Rpt Crt(Int ra) are automatically filled by
the system based on IntraMeasCfgNote.
For cells of neighbor RNC, if the value of Primary CPICH Power Confi guration
Tag(PcpichPwrPre(externalUtranCell))is TURE,then the cell info of intra-freq
measurement should include the Primary CPICH Power for this cell. Otherwise the cell
info of intra-freq measurement shall not include the Primary CPICH Power for this cell.
4.1.3 Neighboring Cells Configuration
In nei ghbori ng cells configurati on, adjacent cell list used for reselection in non-
CELL_DCH state and that used for handover in CELL_DCH state can be confi gured
separately. In handover, target cells are chosed by nei ghbori ng cells configuration state
(StateMode). When UE in macro di versity state, the neighbori ng cell list is the union of
neighboring cell list of each cell active set, then the number of intra-frequency

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neighboring cells may exceed 32 which is the maximum number regul ated by protocol. If
the number of intra-frequency neighboring cells exceeds 32, it needs to del ete some
cells to ensure that there are only 32 intra-frequency neighboring cells. With minimal
impact on UE in acti ve set, these dropped cells are those with poorer signal quality or
remot er geographical location. So each i ntra-frequency neighbori ng cell is confi gured
with a pri ority.
4.1.3.1 Cell Priority Configuration
The OMCR configuration paramet er MeasPri o(utranRelation) is used to define the
priority of adjacent cells and i ncludes three val ues (0: High pri ority; 1: Medi um priority; 2:
Low priority). The speci fic val ue of MeasPrio(utranRelation) must be set by the network
planning engineer based on existing network situation (for example, adjacent cell quality
and geographical location of adjacent cell). Figure 4-2 shows the cell priority
confi guration based on the geographical location of adjacent cells. Take the
confi guration of cells adjacent to the innermost gray cell as an example: there are three
layers of adjacent cells surroundi ng the gray cell, and they are differentiat ed from one
another with yellow (0: Top priority), blue (1: Medi um pri ority) and red (2: Low priority).
Figure 4-2 Cell priority configurati on
Source Cell
Priority 0
Priority 1
Priority 2

4.1.3.2 Strategy for adjacent cells exceeding 32
As stipulated in the protocol, the maximum number of adj acent cells is 32 (including
source cell). When the UE is in the macro di versity state, the total number of intra-
frequency adjacent cells in the macro di versity may be in excess of 32, so some
strategies are requi red to control the number within 32, including:
Priority combination strategy

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If a cell is adjacent to several cells in the active set, that is, the priority levels confi gured
for this cell may vary, then combi ne the priority levels of this cell and taking the highest
priority as the priority of the cell.
Sorting strategy
If the tot al number of adj acent cells in the acti ve set is 32, the system prioritizes them in
descendi ng order of priority and places the cells in excess of 32 in adjacent cell reserve
list which can buffer at most 64 truncated i ntra-frequency cells.
The pri ority levels of adjacent cells in intra-frequency adjacent cell list will be updated
whenever Event 1A/1B/1C/1D is triggered. If Event 1B is triggered and the number of
adjacent cells is less than 32, the system selects cells from reserve list in descending
order of pri ority and places them in the intra-frequency adjacent cell list. The number of
cells that can be sel ected: min (32 Number of existing cells in int ra-frequency adjacent
cell list, Number of cells in reserve list).
4.2 Handling Mechanism for Period-based Report of
Intra-Frequency Handover Measurement
The period-based report means the UE peri odically reports the intra-frequency
measurement result based on the peri odical report interval (PrdRptInterval (R7Intra) and
the amount of periodical reports (PrdRptAmount (R7Intra)) configured by RNC. The RNC
judges intra-frequency handover events in accordance with the intra-frequency event
rule defined in prot ocol by referring to the cell quality periodical ly report ed by UE. If
several decision conditions are concurrently met, the RNC will handle events in the
sequence of 1D, 1A, 1C and 1B. Period report met hod is not support ed.
Long interval set in the period-based report mode may result in call drop due to
handover delay. Therefore, it is recommended to set the interval to a small value. But
setting a short interval will increase the signali ng load of radio interface and easily lead
to signaling congestion, so the event-based report is generally preferred.
4.3 Intra-Frequency Handover Decision
4.3.1 Event 1A-Triggered Handover
Event 1A means the quality of certain cell outside the acti ve set ameli orat es. Upon
recei ving Event 1A, the RNC adds correspondi ng target cell into the active set to
enhance the gain of macro di versity. When the cell meets the conditions i n the following
formula, the UE reports Event 1A to the RNC.
/2) H (R LogM 10 W) (1 M Log 10 W CIO LogM 10
1a 1a Best
N
1 i
i New New
A
+
|
|
.
|

\
|
> +

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The meanings of all parameters are described as follows:
R
1a
: Refers to the reporting range of Event 1A. It is used to control the extent of difficulty
in addi ng a cell into the acti ve set (RptRange [MAX_I NTRA_MEAS_EVENT]).
H
1a
: Refers to the reporting hysteresis of Event 1A. It is used to control the extent of
difficulty in adding a cell into the active set (Hysteresis[MAX_INTRA_MEAS_EVENT]
(Intra)).
M
New
: Refers to measurement of the to-be-evaluat ed cell outside the acti ve set.
CIO
New
: Refers to offset of cell outside acti ve set in rel ation to other cells (CellIndi vOffset
(utranRelation)).
M
i
: Refers to the mean measurement val ue of other cells except the best cell in acti ve
set.
N
A
: Refers to the number of other cells except the best cell in acti ve set.
M
Best
: Refers to the measurement of the best cell in the active set.
W: Refers to the weight proportion (W[MAX_I NTRA_MEAS_EVENT]) of the best cell to
the rest cells in the active set in evaluation standards.
As can be calculated from the above formul a, you can increase the probability of
triggering Event 1A by eit her i ncreasing R
1a
(Event 1A meets the reporting range
conditions) or decreasing H
1a
(Decision hysteresis range. Otherwise, you can reduce the
probability of triggeri ng Event 1A.
Event 1A supports peri od-based report, that is, once Event 1A meets the reporting range
of quality standards, the UE will report Event 1A periodically
(EvtRptInterval[ MAX_I NTRA_MEAS_EVENT] ) until this event does not meet reporting
conditions or the reporti ng times reach the maximum allowed times
(EvtRptAmount[MAX_I NTRA_MEAS_EVENT] ).
There is restriction on the number of radi o links in active set, so Event 1A will not be
reported once the number of cells in the acti ve set reaches certai n threshold
(Rpt DeactThr[ MAX_INTRA_MEAS_EVENT]).
4.3.2 Event 1B-Triggered Handover
Event 1B indicates the quality deteri oration of certai n cell in the acti ve set. Upon
recei ving the Event 1B, the RNC may del ete the cell from the acti ve set. When the cell
meets the conditions in the following formula, the UE reports Event 1B to the RNC.
/2) H (R LogM 10 W) (1 M Log 10 W CIO LogM 10
1b 1b Best
N
1 i
i Old Old
A
+ +
|
|
.
|

\
|
s +

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R
1b
: Refers to the reporti ng range of Event 1B. It is used to control the extent of difficulty
in droppi ng a cell from the acti ve set (RptRange [MAX_INTRA_MEAS_EVENT]).
H
1b
Refers to the reporting hysteresis of Event 1B. It is used to cont rol the extent of
difficulty in dropping a cell from the acti ve set (Hysteresis[MAX_INTRA_MEAS_EVENT]
(Intra)).
M
Old
: Refers to measurement of the to-be-eval uated cell in the acti ve set.
CIO
Old
: Refers to offset of cell in active set in relation to other cells (CellIndi vOffset
(utranCell)).
M
i
: Refers to the mean measurement val ue of other cells except the best cell in acti ve
set.
N
A
: Refers to the number of other cells except the best cell in acti ve set.
M
Best
: Refers to the measurement of the best cell in the active set.
W: Refers to the weight proportion (W[MAX_I NTRA_MEAS_EVENT]) of the best cell to
the rest cells in the active set in evaluation standards.
As can be calculated from the above formula, you can decrease the probability of
triggering Event 1B by either increasing R
1b
(Event 1B meets the reporting range
conditions) or decreasing H
1b
(Decision hysteresis range). Otherwise, you can increase
the probability of triggeri ng Event 1B.
4.3.3 Event 1C-Triggered Handover
Event 1C indicat es the quality of a cell in non-acti ve set is better than that of a cell in
certain acti ve set. Upon recei ving Event 1C, the RNC may replace the cell in the acti ve
set with a cell in non-acti ve set to obtain better gain of macro di versity. When the cell
meets the conditions in the following formula, the UE reports Event 1C to the RNC.
/2 H CIO LogM 10 CIO LogM 10
1c InAS InAS New New
+ + > +
H
1c
Refers to the reporting hysteresis of Event 1C. It is used to cont rol the extent of
difficulty in replacing a cell i n the acti ve set ( Hysteresis[MAX_INTRA_MEAS_EVENT]
(Intra)).
M
New
: Refers to measurement of the to-be-evaluat ed cell outside the acti ve set.
M
InAS
: Refers to the cell with poorest quality in the acti ve set.
CIO
New
: Refers to offset of the to-be-evaluated cell outside the active set in relation to
other cells (CellIndi vOffset (utranRel ation)).

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CIO
InAS
: Refers to offset of cell with poorest quality in active set in relation to other cells
(CellI ndi vOffset (utranCell)).
As can be calculated from the above formula, you can decrease the probability of
triggering Event 1C by increasing H
1c
(decision hysteresis range); otherwise, you can
increase the probability of triggering Event 1C.
Event 1C supports period-based report, that is, once Event 1C meets the reporting
range of quality standards, the UE will report Event 1C periodically
(EvtRptInterval[ MAX_I NTRA_MEAS_EVENT] ) until this event does not meet reporting
conditions or the reporti ng times reach the maximum allowed times
(EvtRptAmount[MAX_I NTRA_MEAS_EVENT] ).
To ensure the gai n of macro di versity, the report of Event 1C is only allowed when the
number of cells in the acti ve set reaches certai n thr eshold
(RplcActThr[ MAX_I NTRA_MEAS_EVENT]).
4.3.4 Event 1D-Triggered Handover
Event 1D indicates the quality of certain cell within or outside current acti ve set is better
than the best cell in current acti ve set, that is, the best cell changes in the acti ve set. The
following can be triggered upon the recei pt of Event 1D:
Add a cell into the acti ve set (the cell outside the acti ve set reports Event 1D and
the number of links in the acti ve set does not reach the maximum).
Repl ace the cell with bad quality in acti ve set (the cell outside the acti ve set reports
Event 1D but the number of links in the acti ve set reaches the maximum).
The serving cell changes (for HS-DSCH/E-DCH).
When the cell meets the conditions in the followi ng formul a, the UE reports Event 1D to
the RNC.
/2 H CIO LogM 10 CIO LogM 10
1d Best Best NotBest NotBest
+ + > +
M
NotBest
: Refers to the measurement of the to-be-eval uated cell within or outside the
active set.
CIO
NotBest
: Refers to the offset of the to-be-eval uated cell within the acti ve set
(CellI ndi vOffset (utranCell)) or outside the acti ve set (CellIndi vOffset (utranRel ation)) in
relation to other cells.
CIO
Best
: Refers to offset of the to-be-evaluated cell in the acti ve set in relati on to ot her
cells (CellIndi vOffset (utranCell )).
M
Best
: Refers to the measurement of the to-be-evaluated cell in the acti ve set.

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H
1d
: Refers to Event 1D report hysteresis (Hysteresis[MAX_INTRA_MEAS_EVENT]
(Intra)).
As can be calculated from the above formula, you can decrease the probability of
triggering Event 1D by increasing H
1d
(decision hysteresis range); otherwise, you can
increase the probability of triggering Event 1D.
4.3.5 Time-To-Trigger Mechanism Used to Control Event Report
If a to-be-evaluated cell meets the reporting range or threshold of certain event, the
condition must be met within a period of time (TrigTime[MAX_INTRA_MEAS_EVENT]
(Intra)) before the reporting of this event to avoid intra-frequency event misreport due to
the fluctuation of radio quality. Take Event 1A as an example, suppose a cell meets the
reporting range, the UE only reports Event 1A only if the cell quality meets this reporting
range condition within TrigTime[MAX_INTRA_MEAS_EVENT] (Int ra), as shown in
Figure 4-3.
Figure 4-3 Time-To-Trigger mechanism

Reporting
event 1A
Measurement
quantity
Time
TrigTime[MAX_INTRA_MEAS_EVENT]
P CPICH 1
RptRange
[MAX_INTRA_
MEAS_EVENT]
P CPICH 2
P CPICH 3

4.3.6 Handling of Intra-Frequency Events
Handling of Event 1A
Add links to the acti ve set if the number of links in the DCH acti ve set is less than 3.
Do not handle Event 1A if the total number of links in the active set reaches the
maximum.
If a link to be added to the active set is rejected in Event 1A, the handover
punishment timer (5s) is initiat ed so t hat the Event 1A reported by this rej ected cell
will not be handled until the timer times up.

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If the cell reporting Event 1A is the target cell traced by the det ected set, no link will
be added to the acti ve set. For details, see Detected set Tracing.
If the measurement report contains several target cells, the cell with best quality
(Ec/N0) will be selected as the target cell to be added i n the acti ve set.
Handling of Event 1B
Delet e the link of related cell based on Event 1B reported by UE.
If t he measurement report contai ns several target cells, the cell with worst quality
(Ec/N0) will be selected as the target cell to be deleted from the acti ve set.
Handling of Event 1C
Repl ace the cell if the radio links in acti ve set are equal 3 .
If a link to be added to the active set is rejected in Event 1C, the handover
punishment timer is initiated so that the Event 1C reported by this rejected cell will
not be handl ed until the timer times up.
Handling of Event 1D
The cell triggeri ng Event 1D is an intra-frequency adjacent cell outside the active
set. if the criterion mentioned i n 2.1.2 Intra-Frequency Hard Handover is ful filled,
RNC will perform intra-frequency hard handover.
The cell triggeri ng Event 1D is an intra-frequency adjacent cell outside the active
set. If the DCH acti ve set is full, turn to Event 1C handling. If the DCH acti ve set is
not full, turn to Event 1A handli ng. And if event 1A or 1C is failure due to admission
control failure, RNC will perforem intra-frequency hard handover.
If the cell triggering Event 1D is within the active set, change the best cell in the
active set.
After Acti ve Set Update is sent from RNC to UE, if Acti ve Set Update Compl ete is not
recei ved i n a period of time, RNC will consider acti ve set update to fail.
4.3.7 Detected set Handover
The detected set handover is controll ed through the paramet er DetSetHoSwch. If the
detected set handover is enabled, and the number of adjacent cells are exceedi ng 32 ,
the RNC needs to i nstruct the UE to report the measurement report of detected set in
the measurement control. If the target cell in the detected set event reported by UE is a
cell in the adjacent cell reserve list as described in 4.1.3.2 Cell Droppi ng Strategy for
Over 32 Adjacent Cells, then the RNC handl es the cell in the detected set in the same
way as it does in the monitored set, that is, to make decision about handover.

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4.3.7.1 Related Measurement Procedure of Detected set Handover
(1) If the detected set handover (DetSetHoSwch) of the best cell is enabled and there
are over 32 adj acent cells, the detected set measurement will be initi ated. Initiation
strategy: Change 1A Triggeri ng condition 2 into Detected set cells and monitored set
cells, and Reporting cell status i nto Report all acti ve set cells + cells withi n monitored
set and/or detected set on used frequency. That is, perform measurement report of
active set, monitored set and detected set concurrently by sharing the same set of
handover measurement parameters.
(2) If the detected set handover (DetSet HoSwch) of the best cell is disabl ed or t here are
less 32 adjacent cells, then change 1A Triggering condition into Monitored set cells
and Reporting cell status into Report cells within acti ve set and/or monitored set cells
on used frequency. That is, to only report the monitored set instead of detected set.
4.3.7.2 Related Parameter Configurations
The RNC only performs handover for the det ected set measurement reported by the
adjacent cells exceedi ng 32. The handli ng of the measurement report tri ggered by these
cells is actually consistent with that triggered by the monitored set. Therefore, the
detected set and monitored set share the same set of measurement confi gurations.
4.3.8 Detected Set Tracing
The det ected set tracing is used in net work planning and optimization to judge whet her
there is any adj acent cell not configured based on the statistical report. The purpose of
detected set tracing measurement di ffers from that of handover measurement, so the
measurement parameters used for detected set tracing are separately confi gured in
OMCR (The parameters of detected set tracing is irrelevant to service type, which
means all sorts of service will be indexed by Not Rel ated to Service Type in service
type(Trf Category)), with parameter index as follows:
Figure 4-4 Intra-frequency handover index quotations
Utran Cell (utranCell)
UE Intra-frequence Measurement
Configuration (Intra)
UE Intra-frequence Measurement
Relative to Traffic Category
Configuration Information (CIntra)
TrfCatIntraMIdx
IntraMeasQuan
TrfCategory:
Not Related to Service Type
IntraMeasCfgNo

Before obtaini ng intra-frequency handover parameters, first find the Service Type-
Relat ed Intra-frequency Measurement Parameter Index (TrfCatIntraMIdx), UTRAN
Intra-frequency Radio Quality Measurement Quantity (IntraMeasQuan), and Soft
Handover Algorithm Selection (SoftHoMth) from Ut ran Cell (utranCell) confi guration
items; then find the Intra-Frequency Measurement Confi guration No. (I ntraMeasCf gNo)

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from the UE Int ra-frequency Measurement Relati ve to Traffic Category Confi guration
Information (CInt ra) configuration items based on Tr fCatInt raMIdx, "Traffic Cat egory
(TrfCategory)", Measurement Purpose (EvtMeasDctEcNo, and Evt MeasDctRSCP);
finally, find corresponding handover measurement parameters from UE Intra-frequency
Measurement Configuration (Intra) configuration items based on the Int ra-Frequency
Measurement Confi guration No. (IntraMeasCfgNo).
Note: Each IntraMeasCfgNo corresponds to one measurement purpose, i ndicated with
the paramet er IntraMeasCfgNote.
4.3.8.1 Measurement Procedure of Detected Set Tracing
(1)The measurement of det ected set tracing is controlled through the detected set
tracing task in the performance measurement of OMCR. The detected set measurement
is started after t he detected set tracing t ask is created and initiated if the paramet er
NbrCell MonSupInd is 1. When configuring the measurement cont rol, set Triggeri ng
condition 2 to Detected set cells, and Reporting cell status to Report cells within
detected set on used frequency.
(2)The measurement parameters of detected set are indexed to the cell, and the
parameters of the best cell will be chosen i n macro di versity state. If the parameters of
the best cell are different from those used by the UE, the measurement information
needs to be modi fied through the measurement control message.
(3)After the detected set tracing task stops, disable detected set tracing and rel ease
related measurement task.
4.3.9 Processing of the Rx-Tx time difference of a UE in macro diversity
When a UE is in macro di versity, the uplink transmitting time of the UE is not adjusted.
The initial downlink channels can be correctly demodulated, but the downlink recei vi ng
time will change al ong with the movi ng of the UE or with the drifting of the clock between
Node Bs. Therefore, the downlink recei vi ng time may fall outside the time window of the
UE transmitting time T0 148 chips, and consequently the UE cannot correctly
demodul ate one or multipl e downlink channels, causing the degradation of the UE
downlink quality or even call drop. For this reason, the 3GPP protocols have defined the
UE internal measurement events 6F and 6G for UE Rx-Tx time difference measurement:
6F event: The UE Rx-Tx time di fference for a li nk in the acti ve set is great er than an
absolute threshold.
6G event: The UE Rx-Tx time di fference for a link in the acti ve set is less than an
absolute threshold.
The Rl RefTimeAjtSwit parameter cont rols the policy of the UE Rx-Tx time di fference in
macro di versity. If the switch is on, the RNC removes the corresponding link from macro

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di versity when the UE reports the 6F or 6G event (indi cating that the downlink recei vi ng
time already falls outside the UE transmitting time window). If the switch is off, the
function is disabled.
4.3.9.1 Related Measurement Procedure
(1)When the radi olink reference time adjust switch of the best cell (RlRefTimeAjtSwit ) is
on and the number of links in macro diversity changes from one to multiple, 6F/6G
measurement parameters will be issued to the UE.
(2)The i nternal measurement parameters (6F/ 6G) of the UE are confi gured per cell
according to the index. The measurement parameters configured for the UE are subject
to the parameters of the best cell. For a UE i n macro di versity and on which the internal
measurement (6F/6F) function is enabl ed, i f the 6F/6G event parameters of the best cell
are different from t he parameters issued to the UE, the paramet er confi guration of the
UE will be modi fied through measurement control.
(3)When the number of links in macro di versity changes from multiple to one and the
internal measurement function (6F/6G) is enabled on the UE, the rel ease of internal
measurement will be tri ggered on the UE.
4.3.10 IUB transmission bandwidth limitation strategy
When constructing a network, there may be lack of Iub transmission resource. An
access of a high-rate UE may lead to numbers of other users inaccessibility to the
network. In order to avoid the case that some indi vidual high-rate UE affect the
communication quality in large scale, it is necessary to limit the maximum rate of these
UE in the cell.
In the case of intra-RNC, for DCH users, parameters Rt MaxUl RateDch /
RtMaxDl RateDch (for RT service) and Nrt MaxUlRateDch / NrtMaxDlRateDch (for NRT
service) are used to limited the DCH maximum rate of uplink and downlink respecti vely.
For EDCH users, the E-DCH users maximum rates are limited by the parameters
RtMaxrat eEdch (for RT service) and Nrt MaxRateEdch (for NRT service).
In the case of inter-RNC, for DCH users, paramet ers Rt MaxUlRateDchD /
RtMaxDl RateDchD (for RT service) and Nrt MaxUlRateDchD / NrtMaxDl RateDchD (for
NRT service) are used to limited the DCH maximum rat e of upli nk and downli nk
respecti vely. For EDCH users, the E-DCH users maximum rates are limited by
parameters Rt MaxRateEdchD (for RT service) and Nrt MaxRateEdchD (for NRT service).
If t he related parameters are not configured i n the neighboring cells, the restriction
decision does not effect.
Handling of addi ng a radi o link in acti ve set

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1) For DCH users, if the GBR of DCH users is higher than the rate limitation
RtMaxUl RateDch / Rt MaxDl Rat eDch of new neighbori ng cell, it doesnt perform
addi ng a radi o link, otherwise performs adding a radio link.
2) For EDCH users, if t he rate of E-DCH users is higher than the EDCH rate limitation
RtMaxRateEdch / Nrt MaxRateEdch of new neighboring cell, it will reduce E-DCH
Maximum Bitrate by radio link reconfigur ation, and then add t he corresponding
neighboring cell into macro di versity.
Handling of deleti ng a radio link in acti ve set
1) For DCH users, perform deleting a radi o link in macro di versity. If the UE rate is less
than the DCH rat e limitation of cells in macro di versity, RNC will perform RB
reconfiguration.
2) For EDCH users, perform deleting a radio link in macro di versity. If the UE rate is
less than EDCH rate limitation of cells in macro di versity, RNC will perform RL
reconfiguration to enhance E-DCH Maximum Bitrate.
4.3.11 Decision on support-CS64k traffic of target cell
According to some special scenari os where CS64K traffic is not expected to
access/handover in a cell, parameters Cs64kSwitch and Adj Cs64Switch are used to
control whether cells support CS64k traffic in SRNC and DRNC, respecti vely. When
CS64k traffic is restricted in a cell, ingoging, outgoi ng and handover of CS64k traffic
are forbidded.
When handover happens in intra-RNC cells and CS64k traffic is covered, if
Cs64kSwitch i n target cell is closed and UE supports CS64k falling back to
AMR12. 2k, then CS64k falls back to AMR12.2k and UE performs the rel ated
disposal about handover, otherwise UE doesnt perform any disposal.
When handover happens in inter-RNC cells and CS64k traffic is covered, if
AdjCs64kSwitch in target cell is closed and UE supports CS64k falli ng back to
AMR12. 2k, then CS64k falls back to AMR12.2k and UE performs the rel ated
disposal about handover, otherwise UE doesnt perform any disposal. If the
confi guration in DRNC cell and SRNC cell is not given, the cell is defaulted to
support CS64k.
4.3.12 Scenarios of Intra-Frequency hard handover
When soft handover cannot be realized in adjacent cells of intra-frequency for some
reasons, intra-frequency hard handover can guarant ee the service continuity. The
scenarios where soft/softer handover is unavail abl e (intra-frequency hard handover must
be adopted) in the case of intra-frequency handover include:
Adding new link fails in soft handover when 1A or 1C event is triggered.

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Intra-frequency measurement report excludes the OFF and TM of the target cell.
lur interface bet ween RNCs is unavail abl e in the case of intra-frequency handover.
Types of target and source cells are di fferent (define R99,R5+R99, R6+R5+R99
belong to the same cell type and R5, R6+R5 belong to another cell type), for
example, the UE hands over from a DCH-capabl e cell to an HSPA-capable cell.
The signal RB is carri ed on HS-DSCH i n acti ve cell, while F-DPCH is not supported
in soft add cell.
The capability of target cell is not consistent with that of source cell. Such as UE
uses transmit di versity in active set cell, but the target cell does not support
transmit di versity; UE uses multi-user detection in the active set cell, but the target
cell does not support multi-user detection; UE uses DTX-DRX i n the acti ve set cell,
but the target cell does not support the capability; uplink 16QAM is configurated but
the target cell does not support; TTI 2ms service is setup in source cell but the
target cell does not support; the transmission del ay TimeDelay reported duri ng
intra-frequency handover for the NodeB where the neighbori ng cell of the current
RNC resides is inconsistent with the t ransmission del ay of t he cells in the current
active set, or the transmission delay ATimeDel ay reported during intra-frequency
handover for the nei ghbori ng cell t hat is a DRNC cell is i nconsistent with the
transmission del ay of the cells in the current acti ve set
4.3.13 The disposal strategy of intra-frquency events in buffer
If RNC recei ves measurement events and discards them in unsteady state, it may miss
handover opportunity, and radio links with good signal may be not added in active set
while radio links with poor signal be still in acti ve set. So it needs to cache measurement
reports in buffer in unsteady state and then perform the rel ated disposal to such
measurement reports whil e RNC ent ers steady state. In unsteady state, RNC should
combine the recei ved measurement reports, the strategy is as follows:

Events exist in buffer
1A 1B 1C 1D
New
measurement
report
1A
If the
scramble
code in new
1A event is
identical with
that in old 1A
event, then
old 1A event
is replaced
by new one.
Otherwise
new 1A
event is
cached.
1A event is
cached

1A event is
cached

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1B
1B event is
cached
The old 1B
event is
repl aced by
new one
1B event is
cached
If the
scramble
code in 1B
event is
identical with
existedone,
then 1D
event is
repl aced by
1B.
Otherwise
1B is
cached.
1C
1C event is
cached
The old 1C is
repl aced by
the new one
If the
repl aced
scramble
code in 1C
event is
identical with
the existed
one in 1D
event, then
1D event is
repl aced by
1C.
Otherwise
1C event is
cached.
1D
1D event is
cached
If scramble
code in 1D is
identical with
the one in
1B, then 1B
event is
repl ace by
1D.
Otherwise
1D event is
cached.
If scramble
code in 1D
event is
identical with
the replaced
scramble
code in 1C,
then 1C
event is
repl aced by
1D.
otherwise 1D
event is
cached
The old 1D
event is
repl aced by
the new one.

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4.4 Intra-Frequency Handover Procedure
4.4.1 Inter-RNC Soft Handover (Add a Radio Link)
Figure 4-5 Intra-RNC soft handover (Add a radio link)

UE

Node B

Drift RNS

Drift

RNC

Serving

RNC

DCH - FP

DCH - FP

8. Downlink Synchronisation

RNSAP

RNSAP

1. Radio Li nk Setup

Request

Start TX
description

NBAP

NBAP


2. Radio Link Setup
Request

RNSAP

RN SAP

4. Radio Link Setup

Response

NBAP

NBAP

3. Radio Link Setup
Response

Start RX
description

Decision to setup
new RL

RRC

RRC


11. DCCH : Active Set Update Complete

RRC

RRC


10. DCCH : Active Set Update

[Radio Link Addition]

ALCAP Iur Bearer Setup

5. ALCAP Iub Bearer Setup

DCH - FP

DCH - FP

9. Uplink Synchronisation

RNSAP

RNSAP

7. Radio Link Restore
Indication

NBAP

NBAP

6. Radio Link Restore
Indication



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4.4.2 Inter-RNC Soft Handover (Delete a Radio Link)
Figure 4-6 Intra-RNC soft handover (Delete a radio link)
UE Node B
Drift RNS
Drift
RNC
Serving
RNC
RRC RRC
2. DCCH : Active Set Update Complete
Decision to delete
old RL
RNSAP RNSAP
3. Radio Link Deletion
Request
NBAP NBAP
4. Radio Link Deletion
Request
RNSAP RNSAP
6. Radio Link Deletion
Response
NBAP NBAP
5. Radio Link Deletion
Response
Stop RX and TX
RRC RRC
1. DCCH : Active Set Update
[Radio Link Deletion]
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4.4.3 Inter-RNC Soft Handover (Swap a Radio Link)
Figure 4-7 Intra-RNC soft handover (Swap a radi o link)


9. Uplink Synchronisation
RNSAP RNSAP
1. Radio Link Setup
Request
Start TX
description
RNSAP RNSAP
4. Radio Link Setup
Response
NBAP NBAP

2. Radio Link Setup Request
NBAP NBAP
3. Radio Link Setup Response
Start RX
description
Decision to setup
new RL and
release old RL
NBAP

12. Radio Link Deletion Request
NBAP NBAP
13. Radio Link Release Response
Stop RX and TX
14. ALCAP Iub Data Transport Bearer Releas e
RRC RRC

11. DCCH : Active Set Update Complete
RRC RRC

10. DCCH : Active Set Update Command
[Radio Link Addition & Deletion]
NBAP
UE Node B
Drift RNS
Node B
Serving RNS
Drift
RNC
Serving
RNC
ALCAP Iur Bearer Setup 5. ALCAP Iub Data Transport Bearer Setup
DCH-FP
DCH-FP
DCH-FP DCH-FP
8. Downlink Synchronisation
RNSAP RNSAP
7. Radio Link Restore
Indication
NBAP NBAP
6. Radio Link Restore Indication


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4.4.4 Intra-RNC Hard handover
Figure 4-8 Intra-RNC hard handover procedure
RADIO LINK SETUP REQUEST
RADIO LINK SETUP RESPONSE
PHYSICAL CHANNEL RECONFIGURATION
PHYSICAL CHANNEL RECONFIGURATION COMPLETE
RADIO LINK DELETION REQUEST
RADIO LINK DELETION RESPONSE
UE
NODEB2 NODEB1 RNC


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4.4.5 Inter-RNC Hard Handover Through lur Interface
Figure 4-9 Inter-RNC hard handover through lur int erface

RNSAP

RNSAP

1. Radio Link
Setup Request


UE

Node B

Source

Node B

Target

RNC

Source


RNC

target


SRNC

RRC

RRC

12. DCCH : Physical Channel Reconfiguration Complete



RRC

7. DCCH : Physical Channel Reconfiguration

RRC

6. ALCAP Iur Data
Transport Bearer Setup


NBAP

NBAP


2. Radio Link Setup Request

NBAP

NBAP

3. Radio Link Setup Response

NBAP

NBAP


14. Radio Link Deletion Request

NBAP

NBAP

15. Radio Link Deletion Response

4. ALCAP Iub Data Transport Bearer Setup

16. ALCAP Iub Data Transport Bearer Release

RNSAP

RNSAP

17. Radio Link Deletion Response


18. ALCAP Iur Data
Transport Bearer Release


RNSAP

5. RL Setup
Response


RNSAP

RNSAP

13. Radio Link Deletion Request


RNS AP

NBAP

NBAP

8. Radio Link Failure Indication

RNSAP

RNSAP

9. Radio Link Failure Indication


NBAP

NBAP

10. Radio Link Restore Indication

RNSAP

11. RL Restore
Indication


RNSAP


If the cells belong to different RNCs are adj acent and lur int erface is available, the SRNC
performs inter-RNC hard handoff. The SRNC rel ocation is triggered after hard handover.

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4.4.6 Inter-RNC Hard Handover Without lur Interface
Figure 4-10 Inter-RNC hard handover without lur interface


2. Relocation Required
RANAP RANAP
RANAP RANAP

3. Relocation Request
RANAP RANAP
9. Relocation Request
Acknowledge
RANAP RANAP
1. Relocation Required
UE RNC
Source
RNC
Target
MSC/SGSN
RANAP RANAP

4. Relocation Request
RANAP RANAP
10. Relocation Request
Acknowledge
RANAP RANAP
11. Relocation Command
RANAP
12. Relocation Command
RANAP
RANAP RANAP
15. Relocation
Detect
RRC
13. DCCH : Physical Channel Reconfiguration Note 1
RRC
5. ALCAP Iu Data
Transport Bearer Setup
Node B
Source
Node B
Target
NBAP NBAP
6. Radio Link Setup Request
NBAP NBAP
7. Radio Link Setup Response
8. ALCAP Iub Data Transport Bearer Setup
RANAP RANAP
19. Relocation
Complete
RRC RRC
18. DCCH : Physical Channel Reconfiguration Complete Note 1
RANAP
RANAP
16. Relocation Detect
RANAP RANAP
20. Relocation Complete
RANAP
21. Iu Release Command
RANAP
NBAP NBAP
17. Radio Link Failure Indication
RANAP
22. Iu Release Command
RANAP
23. ALCAP Iu Data Transport Bearer
Release
RANAP
24. Iu Release Complete
RANAP
RANAP
25. Iu Release Complete
RANAP
SGSN/MSC
NBAP NBAP
14. Radio Link Restore Indication

If i nter-frequency cells between RNCs are adjacent and lur interface is unavail able, the
hard-handover-tri ggered SRNS rel ocation is performed. The procedure is as follows:
The SRNC sets up radio link at DRNC through the lu interface relocation, and then
reconfig UE to the cell of DRNC through relocati on. Upon recei ving the reconfigureation
response message from the UE, the DRNC informs the CN to compl ete rel ocation and
changes into SRNC. The CN then rel eases the resources of UE at the original SRNC
through lu int erface release command.

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5 Inter-Frequency Handover Strategy
The int er-frequency handover is a feature i n which the UE hands over from one
frequency of UTRAN to another one. It can either be handover based on i nter -frequency
measurement, or blind handover based on ShareCover(Overl ap or Covers). The
measurement-based handover cannot trigger t he blind handover based on shared
coverage. The blind handover bet ween cells with shared coverage can only be triggered
by such functions as load control and load balance.
The prerequisite for measurement-based inter-frequency handover is that UE performs
quality measurement of non-used frequency. For i nter-frequency measurement in
CELL_DCH state, UE needs to initiate compressed mode unless it has double-recei ver.
The compressed mode has a great impact on both the resource utilization (for exampl e,
downlink power and upli nk interference) and UE (for example, the transmit power and
battery consumption), so inter-frequency measurement is only initiated when the radio
quality of current servi ng carri er is poor, which can be evaluated through four
measurement quantities: Upli nk BLER, UE upli nk transmit power, transmit power of
downlink and i nter-frequency measurement (quality measurement performed by UE for
PCPICH). Upon recei ving the inter-frequency measurement results from UE, the RNC
makes a decision about inter-frequency handover, and hands over UE to the target
frequency and cell carried in the measurement results.
The bli nd handover based on ShareCover(Overlap or Covers) is controll ed through the
coverage indication (ShareCover) in the adj acent cell configurati on relation. If the radio
quality of a cell is good, then that of another cell with ShareCover(Overlap or Covers)
relation with this cell must also be good, that is, to forecast the radio quality of anot her
cell with ShareCover(Overlap or Covers) relati on with a cell based on the radio quality of
this cell. Whether ShareCover(Overl ap or Covers) rel ation exists among cells is
determined by the net work planner based on cell coverage (Only cells with compl etely
the same coverage can be called cells with shared coverage, and inter-frequency cells
with shared coverage generally share a site and antenna feeder. If a cell compl etely
contains the coverage of another cell, the relation between them is called Covers). The
blind handover based on ShareCover(Overlap or Covers) is primarily used in load
control, load bal ancing and handover based on movi ng speed.
In the load bal ancing mechanism, if the load of the target cell for access or
handover is too heavy, you can access or handover t he service i nto anot her less
loaded cell that has ShareCover(Overl ap or Covers) relation with the target cell.
In the load control mechanism, if the l oad of current cell is too heavy, you can
forcedly handover partial services i nto another l ess loaded cell that has
ShareCover(Overlap or Covers) relation with the target cell.
In the handover based on movi ng speed, when the UE changes from low to hi gh
movi ng speed, you can directly handover the UE from micro cell into a macro cell
that contains this micro cell.

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5.1 Inter-Frequency Measurement
When conducting int er-frequency measurement, the UE needs to impl ement layer 3 filter
for the measurement results to avoi d measurement fluctuation and then make event
decision and report by using filtered val ues. The layer 3 filter factor is FilterCoeff (Inter).
For inter-frequency measurement formula, see Intra-frequency Measurement .
Carrier evaluation standards for inter-frequency measurement:
j Best j
N
1 i
j i j j frequency frequencyj
LogM 10 ) W (1 M Log 10 W LogM 10 Q
j A
+
|
|
.
|

\
|
= =

=

Where,
Q
frequency j
: Refers to (Virtual) acti ve set quality of carrier j, that is, the measurement
result of carri er j (dB for Ec/No; dBm for RSCP).
M
frequency j
: Refers to the physical measurement value (ratio for Ec/No; mW for RSCP) of
the (Virtual) acti ve set of carrier j.
M
i j
: Refers to the physical measurement value of cell i of carri er j.
N
A j
: Refers to the number of cells (excluding best cell) in the (Virtual ) acti ve set of carrier
j.
M
Best j
: Refers to the measurement result of the best cell in the (Virt ual) acti ve set of
carrier j.
W
j
: Refers to the weight (WNoUsed[MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT] or
Wused[MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT]) of the best cell in the (Virtual) acti ve set of carri er j
duri ng carrier measurement.
5.1.1 Introduction to Inter-Frequency Measurement
The inter-frequency measurement contains radio quality measurement of both working
carrier frequency and non-working carrier frequency. It can be performed based on
either Ec/N0 or RSCP or both of them measurement quantity, which is based on the
parameter NonIntraMeasQuan. Only event-based method of reporting measurement
result is support ed, and paramet er InterHoMt h is invalid. The event-based report means
the UE j udges whether int er-frequency events are met based on the quality
measurement result of non-working carrier frequency PCPICH. If so, it reports inter-
frequency events (including such informati on as event ID, and target cell) to the RNC.
A series of inter-frequency measurement events are defi ned i n 3GPP as the judgment
and trigger criteri a for inter-frequency handover.
The inter-frequency handover events are described as foll ows:

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Event 2A: The best carri er frequency changes.
/2 H Q Q
2a Best NotBest
+ >
Where,
Q
NotBest
: Refers to the measurement result of current non-best carri er frequency.
Q
Best
: Refers to the measurement result of current best carrier frequency.
H
2a
: Refers to handover decision hysteresis parameter
(Hysteresis[MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT] (Inter)) of Event 2A.
Event 2B: The quality of working carri er frequency is lower than a threshold and that of
non-working carri er frequency is higher than a threshold.
/2 H T Q
2b 2b used Non used Non
+ > /2 H T Q
2b 2b Used Used
s
Where,
Q
Non used
: Refers to the measurement result of current non-working carri er frequency.
T
Non used 2b
: Refers to t he absolute threshold
(ThreshNoUsedFreq[MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT]) of good quality of non-working
carrier frequency in Event 2B decision.
H
2b
: Refers to handover decision hysteresis parameter
(Hysteresis[ MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT] (Inter)) of Event 2B.
Q
Used
: Refers to the measurement result of current working carri er frequency.
T
Used 2b
: Refers to the absolute threshold
(ThreshUsedFreq[MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT]) of poor quality of working carrier
frequency in Event 2B decision.
Event 2C: The quality of non-working carri er frequency is higher than a threshold.
/2 H T Q
2c 2c used Non used Non
+ >

Where,
Q
Non used
: Refers to the measurement result of current non-working carri er frequency.
T
Non used 2c
: Refers to the absolute threshold
(ThreshNoUsedFreq[MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT] ) of good quality of non-working
carrier frequency in Event 2C decision.

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H
2c
: Refers to handover decision hysteresis parameter
(Hysteresis[ MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT] (Inter)) of Event 2C.
Event 2D: The quality of working carrier frequency is lower than a threshold.
/2 H T Q
2d 2d Used Used
s
Where,
Q
Used
: Refers to the measurement result of current working carri er frequency.
T
Used 2d
: Refers to the absolute threshold
(ThreshUsedFreq[MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT] ) of poor quality of working carrier
frequency in Event 2D decision.
H
2d
: Refers to handover decision hysteresis parameter
(Hysteresis[ MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT] (Inter)) of Event 2D.
Event 2E: The quality of non-working carrier frequency is lower than a threshold.
/2 H T Q
2e 2e used Non used Non
s
Where,
Q
Non used
: Refers to the measurement result of current non-working carri er frequency.
T
Non used 2e
: Refers to the absolute threshold
(ThreshNoUsedFreq[MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT]) of good quality of non-working
carrier frequency in Event 2E decision.
H
2e
: Refers to handover decision hysteresis parameter
(Hysteresis[ MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT] ) of Event 2E.
Event 2F: The quality of working carri er frequency is higher than a threshol d.
/2 H T Q
2f 2f Used Used
+ >

Where,
Q
Used
: Refers to the measurement result of current working carri er frequency.
T
Used 2f
: Refers to the absol ute threshold
(ThreshUsedFreq[MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT] ) of poor quality of working carrier
frequency in Event 2F decision.
H
2f
: Refers to handover decision hysteresis parameter
(Hysteresis[ MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT] (Inter)) of Event 2F.

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If a carrier frequency meets the reporting range or threshold of certai n event, the
condition must be met within a period of time (TrigTime(Iner)) before the reporting of this
event to avoid inter-frequency event misreport due to the fluctuati on of radio quality.
5.1.2 Inter-Frequency Measurement Control Method
Among all inter-frequency measurement events, Event 2D and Event 2F only invol ve
measurement of working carrier frequencies, so the compressed mode is not requi red
duri ng measurement and extra overhead will not be brought about to both UE and RNC.
The compressed mode can be enabl ed and disabl ed based on the definition of 2D/2F. If
there is any inter-frequency/Inter-RAT adj acent cell that has no ShareCover(Overlap or
Covers) relation with current cell during service setup, the RNC will confi gure Event 2D,
Event 2F and i ntra-frequency events to the UE. The foll owi ng measurement setup,
modi fication and deletion apply to other int er-frequency measurement events except
Event 2D and Event 2F.
5.1.2.1 Measurement Setup
The inter-frequency measurement is only set up only when Inter-RAT measurement is
not initiated, and it can be triggered in either of the fol l owi ng scenarios:
(1)The radio quality of current serving carrier frequency det eriorates and there is inter-
frequency adjacent cell that has no ShareCover(Overlap or Covers) relation (judged
through ShareCover) with current servi ng cell and UE supports the radio frequency band
of these neighboring cells.
(2)The UE meets the slow moving condition and there exists micro cell with higher HCS
level i n the coverage of current cell (based on moving speed).
The Radi o Quality Deteri orati on of Current Serving Carrier Frequency can be judged
through any of the foll owi ng four indexes:
Uplink BLER: The upli nk BLER val ue exceeds certai n threshold (1.25%) and
meantime the Sirtarget value (realtime measurement result) reaches the maximum
confi guration Sir (ULMaxSIR) in OMCR. The BLER is measured and judged by the
RNC.
Uplink transmit power of UE: The transmit power of UE exceeds certai n threshold
(100%, in rel ation to the maximum transmit power of UE). The uplink transmit
power is measured by the UE and reported to the RNC through internal
measurement report 6A/6B.
Downlink transmit power: The downlink transmit power exceeds certain threshold
(90%, in relation to MaxDl DpchPwr of services). The downli nk transmit power is
measured by NodeB and report ed to the RNC through dedicat ed NodeB
measurement report.

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The UE reports Event 2D.
5.1.2.2 Measurement Modification
If the inter-frequency measurement is enabled, the inter -frequency measurement
modi fication is triggered in the following cases:
If inter-frequency measurement parameters and adjacent cells change after soft
handover, the changed parameters and adjacent cells must be updat ed through
measurement modi fication.
If handover parameters change when a service is added or deleted, the changed
parameters must be updated through measurement modi fication.
5.1.2.3 Measurement Deletion
When inter-frequency measurement setup conditions are no longer met, the int er-
frequency measurement will be del eted (released).
Release inter-frequency measurement if there is no inter-frequency adjacent cell in
active set after handover and inter-frequency measurement is initiated.
Release inter-frequency measurement if there exists inter-frequency adjacent cell
but it has a ShareCover(Overl ap or Covers) relati on with a cell or an intra-
frequency adjacent cell in current active set, and inter-frequency measurement is
initiated.
Release inter-frequency measurement if it is initiated but the radio quality of
worki ng carrier frequency changes better. The standards for judging The Radio
Quality of Working Carrier Frequency Changes Better are described as foll ows:
The UE does not report Event 2D or reports Event 2F, the uplink BLER does not
exceed poor quality threshold (1.25%) or the BLER recovers bel ow normal quality
threshol d (CS64K: 0.1%; other services: 1%), the UE t ransmit power does not
exceed inter-frequency measurement initiation threshold (100%) or recovers below
normal value (90%), and the downlink transmit power does not exceed inter -
frequency measurement initiation threshold (90%) or recovers below normal value
(80%).
Release inter-frequency measurement after int er-frequency handover.
Release inter-frequency measurement in the case of excepti ons, for exampl e,
recei ving exceptional inter-frequency measurement report (for example, the
measurement report belongs to non-existent measurement task on the net work
side).

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5.1.2.4 Handling of Inter-Frequency Events
(1)Handli ng of Event 2A/2B/2C:
If t he measurement report contains several target cells, preferentially select those
with good quality (RSCP) as target cells. If there is any inter-frequency adjacent cell
that has ShareCover(Overlap or Covers) relation wit h the target cell, perform inter-
frequency load balancing based on the cellss load . (For details, see ZTE UMTS
Load Balance Feature Guide).
For CS users, perform inter-frequency hard handover.
For PS users, hard handover tends to fail due to admission failure in the event of
heavy cell load because a maj ority of resources are occupi ed by PS services. So
the foll owi ng strategies are required:
If current channel type is DCH and the channel assigned for target cell is also
DCH aft er handover, first make a handover attempt accordi ng to current rate.
If handover fails, then makes another handover attempt accordi ng to the GBR
of current service or minimum rate grade of DRBC (for details, see ZTE UMTS
DRBC Algorithm Feature Guide), to improve the handover success rate.
If current channel type is HS-DSCH/E-DCH or HS-DSCH/DCH, and DCH aft er
handover, perform handover directly according to the GBR of current service
or mi nimum rate grade of DRBC (for details, see ZTE UMTS DRBC Algorithm
Feature Description).
If the channel type is DCH before handover and HS-DSCH/E-DCH or HS-
DSCH/DCH after, then access by HS-DSCH/E-DCH or HS-DSCH/DCH (for
details, see ZTE UMTS DRBC Algorithm Feature Guide); if HS-DSCH/E-DCH
or HS-DSCH/ DCH admission fails, the handover can also be implement ed
according to the minimum rate (GBR of service or minimum rate grade of
DRBC) of DCH.
The same cell can only use one of Event 2A, Event 2B and Event 2C to tri gger
inter-frequency handover. Which of the three events will be used is based on the
inter-frequency handover recommendation strategy paramet er InterHoTactic.
(2)Handli ng of Event 2D
Attempt blind handover i f there exists ShareCover(Overl ap or Covers) relationship
in the inter-frequency adjacent cells.
Initiate compressed mode and issue inter-frequency measurement 2A/2B/2C/2E if
there exists no ShareCover(Overlap or Covers) rel ation in inter-frequency adjacent
cells or blind handover fails. For initiation decision of compressed mode, see
Compressed Mode Enabling/Disabling.

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(3)Handli ng of Event 2E
All non-working carrier frequencies report Event 2E, indicating that radio quality of
all inter-frequency adjacent cells is poor and 3G system quality deteri orat es. If there
is any Inter-RAT adj acent cell that has cover relation(GsmShareCover value is 2
GSM nei ghbori ng cell covers the serving cell ) with current serving cell, impl ement
Inter-RAT blind handover.
All non-working carrier frequencies report Event 2E, indicating that radio quality of
all inter-frequency adjacent cells is poor and 3G system quality deteri orates. If the
servi ng celll doesnt have any inter-RAT nei ghboring cell with cover
relation(GsmShareCover value is not 2 GSM neighbori ng cell covers the servi ng
cell), issue the Inter-RAT measurement Event 3A/3C.
(4)Handli ng of Event 2F
The compressed mode and inter-frequency measurement disabling can be
triggered. For details, see Compressed Mode Enabling/Disabling and Inter-
Frequency Measurement Cont rol Method Measurement Del etion.
5.1.2.5 Parameter Configuration Strategies
Inter-frequency event parameter confi guration:
There are 6 inter-frequency measurement events (2a, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, and 2F) i n
total. The specific number of events configured is based on the parameter
MeasEvt Num (Inter), and the specific inter-frequency events confi gured are based
on the parameter MeaEvtId[MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT] (Inter).
MeaEvtId[MAX_INTER_MEAS_EVENT] is defined through array, and the
dimensions of array equal to MeasEvt Num, which is 6 at most.
Handover parameter confi guration strat egy in macro di versity:
All measurement parameters are cell-based. In macro di versity, the measurement
parameters configured in the best cell will be used as handover parameters. If the
best cell changes, the measurement parameters need to be updated at the same
time.
For handover in inter-RNC, if there has SRNC cell in acti ve set, the measurement
parameters of the best cell in SRNC will be used as handover parameters, and if
there is no SRNC cell in acti veset, the measurement parameters of the l ast SRNC
cell in active set will be used as handover parameters.
Confi guration of several sets of handover parameters:
The inter-frequency handover parameters can be separately configured based on
measurement quantity, measurement report mode and service bearer type. In this

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way, several sets of measurement parameters are necessary for different purposes:
The speci fic categori es are as follows:
Measurement quantity.
NonI ntraMeasQuan ( PCPICH RSCP or Ec/N0 or both of them)
Remark:
(1) When NonIntraMeasQuan is configured as Ec/No or RSCP, only issue
corresponding measurement quality.
(2) When NonIntraMeasQuan is configured as Ec/No and RSCP, two
categori es of 2D/2F measurement event about CPICH Ec/No and CPICH
RSCP are configured and one of 2D measurement events can trigger
compressed mode. After compressed mode is triggered, inter frequency
event of corresponding measurement quantity will be issued accordi ng to
that of 2D event. For exampl e, if the measurement quanitty of tri ggering 2D
event is Cpich Ec/No, only inter frequency event of Cpich Ec/No will be
issued.
Measurement report mode
InterHoMth (Event report or peri odical report, only event
report method is support ed and the followi ng parameters related t o peri odical
report are i nvalid: PrdmeasEcNo(Int er), PrdMeasRSCP(Inter),
PrdRptAmount(Inter) and PrdRptInterval(Inter))
Service bearer type (TrfCategory (CInter))
RT RAB Includi ng Voice
RT RAB Excluding Voice
Single NRT on DL DCH/UL DCH
Single NRT RAB on DL HS-DSCH/UL DCH
Single NRT RAB on DL HS-DSCH/UL E-DCH
All Multi-NRT RAB on DL DCH/UL DCH
Multi-NRT RAB, HSPA is Invol ved and only DCHs are Used in UL
Multi-NRT RAB, HSPA is Invol ved and E-DCH is Used in UL
Not Related to Service Type (Used for detected set measurement)
Remark:

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(1) When concurrent service exists and includes AMR seri vce, index to RT
RAB Including Voice configuration.
(2) When concurrent service exists and i ncludes non-AMR service, index to RT
RAB Excluding Voice configuration.
To facilitate parameter modi fication and optimization, the inter-frequency
parameters are i ndex-organized, with the i ndex quotations listed as follows:
Figure 5-1 Inter-frequency handover index quotations
Utran Cell (utranCell)
UE Inter-frequence Measurement
Configuration (Inter)
UE Inter-frequence Measurement
Relative to Traffic Category (CInter)
TrfCatInterMIdx
NonIntraMeasQuan
TrfCategory:
RT RAB Including Voice
RT RAB Excluding Voice
Single NRT on DL DCH/UL DCH
Single NRT RAB on DL HS-DSCH/UL DCH
Single NRT RAB on DL HS-DSCH/UL E-DCH
All Multi-NRT RAB on DL DCH/UL DCH
Multi-NRT RAB, HSPA is Involved and only DCHs are Used in UL
Multi-NRT RAB, HSPA is Involved and E-DCH is Used in UL
Not Related to Service Type
InterMeasCfgNo

Before obtaini ng inter-frequency handover parameters, first find the Service Type-
Relat ed Inter-frequency Measurement Parameter Index (TrfCatIntraMIdx), UTRAN
Inter-frequency Radio Quality Measurement Quantity (NonIntraMeasQuan),from Ut ran
Cell (utranCell) confi guration items; then find the Inter-Frequency Measurement
Confi guration No. (InterMeasCfgNo) from the UE Inter-frequency Measurement Rel ati ve
to Traffic Category Configuration Information (CInter) configurati on items based on
TrfCat InterMIdx, "Traffic Category (TrfCategory)", Measurement Purpose
(Evt MeasEcNo, Evt MeasRSCP); finally, find correspondi ng handover measurement
parameters from UE Int er-frequency Measurement Configuration (Inter) confi guration
items based on the Inter-Frequency Measurement Confi guration No. (I nterMeasCf gNo).
Note: Each InterMeasCfgNo corresponds to one measurement purpose, i ndicated with
the paramet er InterMeasCfgNote.
The correspondence between other parameters that need to be filled in inter-
frequency measurement control message and OMCR configuration is described as
follows:
Measurement report transmission mode (MeasRptTrMod)
Whether to report UTRA Carrier RSSI (UTRACarrierRSSI)
Whether to report carri er frequency quality evaluation
value
(FreqQualEst)
Cell synchronization information report indication of
inter-frequency measurement
(CellSynRpt Ind)
Cell identity report indication of int er-frequency
measurement
(CIdRpt Ind)

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Ec/No report indicati on of inter-frequency measurement
cell
(EcN0Rpt Ind)
CPICH RSCP report indication of i nter-frequency
measurement cell
(RscpRptInd)
Path loss report indication of int er-frequency
measurement cell
(RscpRptInd)
Whether to read SFN indication of target cell (ReadSFNInd)
Inter-Frequency measurement amount (MeasQuantity(Inter))
Inter-frequency measurement report mode (Rpt Crt(Inter))
Note: The parameters MeasQuantity(Inter) and Rpt Crt(Inter) are automatically filled by
the system based on InterMeasCfgNote.
For cells of neighbor RNC, if the value of Primary CPICH Power Confi guration
Tag(PcpichPwrPre(externalUtranCell))is TURE, then the cell info of inter-freq
measurement should include the Primary CPICH Power for this cell, otherwise the cell
info of inter-freq measurement shall not include the Primary CPICH Power for this cell.
Switch of inter-frequency handover based on measurement for di fferent services
There are several switches for different services to control whether inter -frequency
based on measurment coul d be performed. When the switch is open, it is allowed to
perform inter-frequency handover for the correspondi ng service. Otherwise RNC forbi ds
performing inter-frequency handover for the seri vce by not acti vating inter-frequency
measurement. The switches for di fferent services are as foll owed:
Service Switch
AMR AmrIfHoSwch
R99 RT R99RtIfHoSwch
R99 NRT R99NrtIfHoSwch
HSDPA HsdpaIfHoSwch
HSUPA HsupaIfHoSwch
Inter-frequency and inter-RAT measurement choice
When a cell has both inter-frequency and inter-RAT cells as its neighbors,
IfOrRat HoSwch is used to indicate the pri ority of inter-frquency and i nter-RAT
handover.
If IfOrRatHoSwch indicates Turn off Inter-frequency and Inter-RAT Handover,
neither inter-frequency measurement nor int er-RAT measurement will be
issued by RNC.
If IfOrRatHoSwch indicates Only Int er Frequency and inter-frequency
neighboring cells exist, only measurement on inter-frequency is issued by
RNC
If IfOrRatHoSwch i ndicates Only Inter RAT and i nter-RAT nei ghbori ng cells
exist, only measurement on inter-RAT is issued by RNC

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If IfOrRatHoSwch indicat es Inter Frequency Is Prior to Inter RAT, and only inter-
frequency or inter-RAT neighboring cells exist, measurement on inter-
frequency or inter-RAT is issued by RNC, else if bot h inter-frequency and
inter-RAT nei ghbori ng cells exist, RNC will configure inter-frequency
measurement in priority and start a timer T4StpIfMeaActRat, when 2E event is
reported or T4StpIf MeaActRat is expired, RNC will reconfi gure inter-frequency
measurement to inter-RAT measurement.
5.1.3 Neighboring Cells Configuration
In nei ghbori ng cells configurati on, adjacent cell list used for reselection in non-
CELL_DCH state and that used for handover in CELL_DCH state can be confi gured
separately. In handover, target cells are chosed by nei ghbori ng cells configuration state
(StateMode). When UE in macro di versity state, the neighbori ng cell list is the union of
neighboring cell list of each cell active set, then the number of inter -frequency
neighboring cells may exceed 32 which is the maximum number regul ated by protocol. If
the number of inter-frequency neighboring cells exceeds 32, it needs to del ete some
cells to ensure that there are only 32 inter-frequency neighboring cells. With minimal
impact on UE in acti ve set, these dropped cells are those with poorer signal quality or
remot er geographical location. So each i nter-frequency neighbori ng cell is confi gured
with a pri ority.
5.1.3.1 Cell priority configuration
The OMCR configuration paramet er MeasPri o(utranRelation) is used to define the
priority of adjacent cells and i ncludes three val ues (0: High pri ority; 1: Medi um priority; 2:
Low priority). The speci fic val ue of MeasPrio(utranRelation) must be set by the network
planning engineer based on existing network situation (for example, adjacent cell quality
and geographical location of adjacent cell). 0 shows the cell priority configuration based
on the geographical location of adjacent cells. Take the configuration of cells adjacent to
the innermost gray cell as an exampl e: there are three layers of adj acent cells
surrounding the gray cell, and they are differentiated from one another with yellow (0:
Top priority), blue (1: Medium priority) and red (2: Low pri ority).

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Figure 5-2 Cell priority configurati on
Source Cell
Priority 0
Priority 1
Priority 2

5.1.3.2 Strategy for adjacent cells exceeding 32
As specified i n the prot ocol, the maximum number of inter-frequency adjacent cells is 32.
When the UE is in the macro di versity state, the total number of i nter -frequency adjacent
cells in the macro di versity may be in excess of 32, so some strategies are requi red to
control the number within 32, including:
Priority combination strategy
If a cell is adj acent to several inter-frequency cells in the acti ve set, that is, the pri ority
levels configured for this cell may vary, then combine the priority levels of this cell, and
the highest priority level prevails.
Sorting strategy
If the total number of inter-frequency adjacent cells in the active set is 32, the system
prioritizes them in descending order of priority and places the cells in excess of 32 in
inter-frequency adjacent cell reserve list which can buffer at most 8 truncated int er-
frequency cells.
The pri ority levels of adjacent cells in inter-frequency adjacent cell list will be updated
whenever Event 1A/1B/1C/1D is triggered. If Event 1B is triggered and the number of
inter-frequency adjacent cells is less than 32, the system selects cells from reserve list in
descendi ng order of pri ority and places them in the i nter -frequency adjacent cell list. The
number of cells that can be selected: min (32 Number of existing cells in inter-
frequency adj acent cell list, Number of cells in reserve list).

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5.2 Handling Mechanism for Period-based Report of
Inter-Frequency Handover Measurement
The period-based report means the UE peri odically reports the inter -frequency
measurement result based on the peri odical report interval (PrdRptInterval (R7Inter))
and the amount of peri odical reports (PrdRptAmount (R7Inter)) configured by RNC. The
RNC judges inter-frequency handover events in accordance with the inter -frequency
event rul e defi ned in protocol by referring to the i nter -frequency cell quality periodically
reported by UE. Period report method is not supported.
Long interval set in the period-based report mode may result in call drop due to
handover delay. Therefore, it is recommended to set the interval to a small value. But
setting a short interval will increase the signali ng load of radio interface and easily lead
to signaling congestion, so the event-based report is generally preferred.
5.3 Downlink Coverage Based Inter-Frequency
Handover
Downlink coverage adopts Events 2D and 2F as a criteri on to eval uate the quality of
current working carrier frequency signals. For details on handli ng strategi es of Events
2D and 2F, see Handli ng of Inter-Frequency Events.
A coupling relationship exists among the coverage based handover, uplink BLER based
handover, uplink transmit power based handover, downli nk transmit power based
handover, and moving speed based handover. For details on enabling/ disabling of
compressed mode and i nter-frequency measurement setup/release, see Int er-
Frequency Handover Strategy--> Coupli ng Handling of Different Handovers.
5.4 Uplink BLER Based Inter-Frequency Handover
The acti vati on of upli nk BLER based inter-frequency handover is controlled through the
parameter UlBlerHoSwch.
This strategy only appli es to the DCH.
When the value of UlBl erHoSwch is ON, the RNC peri odically collects the statistics of
uplink BLER. If t he uplink BLER val ue exceeds certain t hreshold (1. 25%) and meantime
the Sirtarget value (realtime measurement result) reaches the maximum confi guration
(ULMaxSIR) in OMCR, then the outer l oop power control is already invalid and the
uplink quality gets worse. In such a case, handover the UE into its inter-frequency
adjacent cell that has ShareCover(Overl ap or Covers)relation with current cell, or initiate
the inter-frequency measurement. The specific handling strategy is same to that of
Event 2D. For details, see Event 2D handli ng in Handli ng of Inter-Frequency Events.

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5.5 Uplink Transmit Power Based Inter-Frequency
Handover
The acti vati on of uplink transmit power based inter-frequency handover is controlled
through the paramet er UlPwrHoSwch.
This strategy only appli es to the DCH.
When the value of UlPwrHoSwch is ON, the RNC sets up the internal measurement
events 6A (Uplink power of UE exceeds the absol ute threshol d 100% of maximum
transmit power of UE) and 6B (Uplink power of UE is less than the absolute threshol d
90% of maximum transmit power of UE) of UE while service initially establishing. When
the transmit power of UE meets the above threshold requirements, the UE will report the
corresponding events. After recei ving an Event 6A report or an Event 6B report, the
RNC adopts the same handling strategy as that of 2D or 2F, respecti vely. For details,
see the Events 2D and 2F handling strategies in Handling of Int er-Frequency Events.
5.6 Downlink Transmit Power Based Inter-
Frequency Handover
The acti vation of downlink transmit power based inter-frequency handover is controlled
through the paramet er DlPwrHoSwch.
This strategy only appli es to the DCH.
NodeB peri odically sends the dedicated measurement report of downlink transmit power
to the RNC.
When the val ue of DlPwrHoSwch is ON, the RNC judges the downli nk code power
(DTCP) mentioned i n the dedicated measurement report sent by NodeB. When the
DTCP value reaches certain threshol d (90% of the maximum downlink transmit power
MaxDlDpchPwr), it indicates that the downlink power is very high. In such a case,
handover the UE to its inter-frequency adjacent cell that has ShareCover(Overlap or
Covers) rel ation with current cell, or initiat e the inter-frequency measurement. The
specific handling strategy is same to that of Event 2D. For details, see Event 2D
handling i n Handling of Inter-Frequency Events
5.7 Load Control Based Handover
When the l oad (downlink carri er power (TCP) or total upli nk recei ve wideband power
(RTWP)) of a cell reaches a high level, if the cell has some less-loaded inter-frequency
adjacent cells that have ShareCover(Overlap or Covers) relation with this cell (judge
through ShareCover), the RNC will handover some UEs with low priority from this cell
into its adjacent cells, so as to reduce this cells load and ensure system stability.

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For details on load handover, see ZTE UMTS Overload Cont rol Feature Gui de.
5.8 Moving Speed Based Handover
In the Hi erarchical Cell Structure (HCS), Macro cells are used to carry the fast -moving
UEs and they have low HCS pri ority (HcsPrio). Micro cells are used to carry the slow-
movi ng UEs and they have high HCS priority (HcsPrio).
The movi ng speed based handover is to handover the fast -moving and slow-moving
UEs into Macro and Micro cells, respecti vely. The handover between Macro and Micro
cells requires an algorithm for judgi ng the moving speeds of UEs. As long as there is
one HCS cell (UseOfHCS (utrancell) is TRUE) in acti ve set, the moving speed
measurement needs to be acti vated.
The number of best cell changes per unit time is taken as a criterion for judgi ng the
movi ng speed of UE. The more times the best cell changes per unit time, the faster the
movi ng speed. The number of best cell changes is based on the number of Event 1D
reports. The following paramet ers are used duri ng the acti vati on of movi ng speed judge:
Tslowjudge: Refers to the timing lengt h of the timer set for judging slow-moving UEs.
NFast: Refers to the number of best cell changes for judging fast -movi ng UEs.
TFast: Refers to the maximum time required when the best cell changes Nfast times
duri ng fast movi ng of UEs.
NSlow: Refers to the maximum number of best cell changes in the timing length of slow-
speed timer.
TSlow: Refers to the minimum threshol d of system time difference during best cell
change.
Within the Tslowjudge of the timer, the moving speed of a UE is considered slow if any
of the foll owi ng conditions is met:
(1)The number of best cell changes is 0.
(2)The number of best cell changes is less than NSl ow, and t he time difference between
the system time at the last best cell change and the current system time is larger than
the time threshold Tslow.
If the time used for Nfast times of best cell changes is less than the time threshold Tfast,
the UE moving speed is considered fast (as shown in Figure 5-3).

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Figure 5-3 Example of slow-moving UE judging conditions
Time Tslowjudge
N = 0
Time of serving cell change is 0 during Tslowjudge
Time
Tslowjudge
NSlow
Time difference between the time of last serving
cell change and current time is larger than Tslow
TSlow
one red line means one time of serving cell change
or

(a) (b)
Figure 5-4 Example of fast-moving UE judging condition
Time Tfast
NFast
Time of serving cell change is larger than Nfast
before Tfast timeout
one red line means one time of serving cell change

5.9 Coupling Handling of Different Handovers
Inter-frequency handover can be triggered by the following:
Load control
Downlink coverage events
Uplink transmit power
Uplink BLER
Downlink transmit power
Movi ng speed of UE
The load control based handover aims to quickly reduce system loads and ensure
system stability, and it has the top priority. The handovers based on downlink coverage
events, uplink transmit power, uplink BLER or downli nk transmit power all aim to
guarantee the call QoS and user experience, and they have l ower priority. The moving
speed based handover in the HSC is used to appropriately allocate traffic for different
cells, make full use of system resources and enhance system performance. The moving
speed based handover is a system optimization function and has the lowest priority.
The handover with top pri ority will shiel d the handovers with comparati vely lower priority.
For exampl e, if the load control based handover occurs in a cell, the RNC shall no
longer hand over or access new services into the cell. In the case of a poor carrier

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quality, the RNC needs to handover the UE into the cell with good quality through radio
quality measurement, without taking account of the movi ng speed of UE.
5.10 Inter-Frequency Handover Procedure
Inter-frequency handovers are all hard handovers, and thei r procedures are identical
with intra-frequency hard handover.
6 Inter-RNC Mobility
6.1 SRNS Relocation
SRNS relocation can be categorized into rel ocation UE not invol ved (soft handover
triggered) and relocation UE invol ved (hard handover triggered) accordi ng that whet her
UE is invol ved.
Relocation UE not invol ved
It is soft handover rel ocation namely, and UE can use radio resource in DRNC and
connect with CN through SRNC. The trigger condition is :
There is an Iur interface bet ween RNCs
The switch of relocation UE not i nvol ved is open. It is differentiated by CS
service and PS service, RncFeatSwitch bit10 is for CS service and
RncFeatSwitch bit11 for PS service.
When all radio li nks are handed over to DRNC, timer is acti vat ed
(CsReDelayTimer and PsReDel ayTImer are configured accordi ng to CS
service and PS service respecti vely, the timer of CS service is considered for
multi-RAB service) and relocation is performed when the corresponding timer
is overtime.
Relocation UE invol ved
Namely it is hard handover rel ocation. The trigger condition is :
The switch of rel ocation UE invol ved RncFeatSwitch bit0 is open

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6.1.1 Relocation Triggered by Soft Handover
Figure 6-1 Rel ocation triggered by soft handover
UE
Target
RNC
SGSN
Source
RNC
1.Relocation Required
2.Relocation Request
3.Relocation Request Ack
4.Relocation Command
5.Relocation Commit
6.Relocation Detect
7.UTRAN Mobility
Information
8.UTRAN Mobility
Information Confirm
9.Relocation Complete
10.Iu Release Command
11.Iu Release Complete

Procedure description:
1 Upon detecting that all links already exist in a DRNC, the SRNC initiates the
relocation procedure and sends a Rel ocation Required message to the CN. If the
SRNC connects with CS and PS domains, it needs to send the Rel ocation
Required message to CS and PS domains. When SRNC sends the Rel ocation
Required message, it shall start the timer Trelocprep. Upon reception of the
Relocation Command message, SRNC shall stop the timer and terminate the
Relocation Preparation procedure. If there is no response from the CN to the
Relocation Required message before expi ry of timer Trel ocprep, SRNC shall cancel
the Relocati on Preparation procedure by initiating the Relocation Cancel procedure
with the Cause Trel ocprep expi ry.
2 The CN sends a Rel ocation Request message to the DRNC, carrying RAB
SETUP message.
3 After the RAB of DRNC is established successfully, the DRNC sends Rel ocation
Request Ack message to the CN.
4 The CN sends Rel ocation Command message t o the SRNC requiring the SRNC
to start rel ocation. Upon reception of the Relocation Command message, SRNC
shall stop the timer Trelocprep, start the timer Trelocoverall and termi nate the
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towards SRNC from CN before expirty of Trelocoverall, SRNC shall initiate the Iu
Release Request procedure towards CN with cause Trel ocoverall expiry.
5 The SRNC sends Relocati on Commit message to the DRNC through the lur
interface.
6 The DRNC sends Relocation Detect message to t he CN and is converted i nto a
new SRNC through rol e exchange.
7 The new SRNC sends UTRAN Mobility Information message to UE to relocate U-
RNTI.
8 Upon rel ocating U-RNTI, the UE sends a UTRAN Mobility Information Confi rm
message to the new SRNC.
9 The new SRNC sends Relocation Complete message to inform the CN of the
successful relocation.
10 Upon recei vi ng the message from the new SRNC, CN sends Iu Rel ease
Command message to the original SRNC to release all the resources in the origi nal
SRNC.
11 Upon releasing the lu resource, origi nal SRNC sends Iu Rel ease Compl ete
message to the CN.
There may exist some exceptional procedures during rel ocation.
12 Relocation failure caused by UTRAN Mobility Information message transmission
failure
The DRNC fails to initiate the UTRAN Mobility Information Confi guration
procedure due to procedure timeout or the UE failure in returning UTRAN mobility
message. In such a case, the DRNC does not send a Relocation Complete
message to the CN, and after the CN relocation timer times out, the CN initiates a
Iu Rel ease Command message to rel ease the resources on the DRNC side.

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6.1.2 Relocation Triggered by Hard Handover
Figure 6-2 Rel ocation triggered by hard handover
UE
Target
RNC
SGSN
Source
RNC
1.Relocation Required
2.Relocation Request
3.Relocation Request Ack
4.Relocation Command
7.Relocation Detect
8.Physical Channel
Reconfiguration Complete
9.Relocation Complete
10.Iu Release Command
11.Iu Release Complete
5.Physical Channel
Reconfiguration
UE
6.UE detected by target RNC

Procedure description:
The SRNC i nitiates a Relocation Requi red message to the CN.
1 Upon recei ving t he message, the CN sends Relocation Request message to the
DRNC. When SRNC sends the Relocation Requi red message, it shall start the
timer Trelocprep. Upon reception of the Rel ocation Command message, SRNC
shall stop the timer and terminate the Relocation Preparation procedure. If there is
no response from the CN to the Relocation Required message before expiry of
timer Trelocprep, SRNC shall cancel the Relocation Preparation procedure by
initiating the Relocati on Cancel procedure with the Cause Trelocprep expiry.
2 After the bearer on lu i nterface and the radi o link are established, the DRNC returns
Rel ocation Request Ack message to inform the CN that the DRNC is ready.
3 The CN sends Rel ocation Command message t o the SRNC requiring the SRNC
to start relocation.
4 The SRNC sends Physical Channel Reconfiguration message to the UE, requiri ng
UE to perform hard handover. Upon reception of the Rel ocation Command
message, SRNC shall stop the timer Trelocprep, start the timer Trelocoverall and
terminat e the Relocation Preparation procedure. If the Iu Release procedure is not
initiated towards SRNC from CN before expirty of Trel ocoverall, SRNC shall initiate
the Iu Rel ease Request procedure towards CN with cause Trel ocoverall expiry.
5 The DRNC initiates UE Detect message to imply that the DRNC already detects
UE.

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6 Upon det ecting the UE, the DRNC sends Relocation Detect message to CN, and
then DRNC is converted into a new SRNC through rol e exchange.
7 The UE returns Physical Channel Reconfiguration Complete message to i nform
the new SRNC of successful hard handover.
8 Upon recei vi ng the message, the new SRNC sends Relocation Compl ete
message to CN.
9 Upon recei ving the message from the new SRNC, the CN sends Iu Rel ease
Command message to the original SRNC to release all the resources in the origi nal
SRNC.
10 Upon releasing the l u resource, the ori ginal SRNC sends Iu Release Compl ete
message to the CN.
There may exist some exceptional procedures during rel ocation.
11 Relocation failure caused by radio bearer (RB) reconfi guration failure
Upon recei ving the RB reconfi guration failure message, the SRNC will send a
relocation cancell ation message to the CN and the CN release the resources on the
DRNC side through the lu release procedure.
6.2 DSCR
Like relocation, DSCR is categorized into hard handover DSCR and soft handover
DSCR. The trigger condition of DSCR is:
Soft handover DSCR
It means that all radi o links are handed over to DRNC and rel ocation is not
performed. DSCR will be triggered when all the following conditions are met:
The switch of soft handover DSCR RncFeatSwitch bit7 is open.
All radio links are in DRNC side.
CS service is not included.
Hard handover DSCR
DSCR will be trigger if all the following conditions are met when relocation is output
in hard handover.
The switch of hard handover DSCR RncFeatSwitch bit4 is open.
Hard handover is needed to perform according to decision.

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CS service is not included.
6.3 Coupling between relocation and DSCR
DSCR is performed in priority when conditions of relocation and DSCR are met
simultaneously.
If there is only PS service, DSCR is performed when conditions of relocati on
and DSCR are met simultaneously.
If there is only CS service, relocation is performed.
For multi-RAB service, if DSCR condition of PS service is met, then DSCR is
performed after CS service is rel eased.
7 Inter-RAT Handover Policy
Inter-RAT handover means that an UE switches from one radio access system to
another, and specifically, from a UTRAN access system to a GERAN system. (If an UE
switches from a GERAN system to a UTRAN system, the GERAN system policy is used.)
Inter-RAT handover can be measurement-based handover between systems or blind
handover based on GsmShareCover(Overlap or Covers).
The prerequisite of measured-based Inter-RAT handover is that the UE measures the
quality of the Inter-RAT neighboring cells. In WCDMA system, for Inter-RAT
measurement in CELL_DCH state, the UE must enable compressed mode for Inter-RAT
measurement unless it has dual recei vers. In addition, regardi ng the influences of the
compressed mode on the system and UE, Inter-RAT measurement is enabl ed only
when the current UTRAN system has poor radio quality. The radio quality of the current
UTRAN system can be measured by four i ndicators, namely, upli nk BLER, upli nk
transmit power of the UE, downli nk transmit power, and inter -frequency measurement
(quality measurement on the PCPICH by the UE). When recei ving Inter-RAT
measurement result report ed by the UE, the RNC makes Inter-RAT handover decision
and switches the UE to t he target cell of the GERAN system specifi ed i n the
measurement result.
7.1 Inter-RAT Measurement
To avoi d measurement fluctuation, the UE must perform layer 3 filter on the
measurement result, and then use the filtered value for event decision and reporting.
The FilterCoeff (Rat) is used as the layer 3 filter factor for intra-system measurement,
and the GsmFilterCoef is used for GSM system measurement. The principl es are the
same as the formul a for co-frequency measurement.

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Best
N
1 i
i UTRAN UTRAN
LogM 10 W) (1 M Log 10 W LogM 10 Q
A
+
|
|
.
|

\
|
= =

=

Where:
Q
UTRAN
indicates the measurement result of the currently used UTRAN frequency (dB for
Ec/No; dBm for RSCP).
M
UTRAN
indicates the measured physical value of the currently used UTRAN frequency
(ratio for Ec/No; mV for RSCP).
M
i
indicates the measured physical value of cell I in the current acti ve set.
N
A
indicates the number of the cells (excludi ng best cells) in an acti ve set.
M
Best
indicates the measurement result of the best cells in an active set.
W indicates the weight of the best cells in an acti ve set in the frequency quality
evaluation of the currently used UTRAN.
7.1.1 Overview of Inter-RAT Measurement
Inter-RAT measurement is to measure the Inter-RAT cells. In the case of Inter-RAT
measurement, the measured quantity of the UTRAN network can be triggered based on
the measured quantity of Ec/N0 or RSCP. The specific parameter used is controlled by
the NonIntraMeasQuan parameter. The measured quantity of Inter-RAT measurement
depends on the systems to be measured. For the GERAN, the measured quantity is
RSSI. At present, Int er-RAT measurement supports only the handover modes reported
through events. The IntRat HoMth parameter is invali d.
3GPP defi es a series of Inter-RAT measurement events. An UE reports the
corresponding events when defi ned conditions are met.
3A: The currently used UTRAN carri er quality is lower than a threshold, and the quality
of other radi o systems is higher than a threshol d. It is used for decision of Inter-RAT
handover.
/2 H T Q
3a Used Used
s and /2 H T CIO M
3a RAT Other RAT Other RAT Other
+ > +
Where:
Q
Used
indicates the estimated quality of the used frequency of the UTRAN.
T
Used
indicates the absolute threshol d (Thresh[MAX_RAT_MEAS_EVENT]) of the
currently used frequency difference.

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H
3a
is the hysteresis paramet er (Hysteresis[MAX_RAT_MEAS_EVENT] (Rat)) for 3A
event decision.
M
Other RAT
is the quality measurement result of other systems.
CIO
Other RAT
is the quality offset of other system cells (CellIndi vOffset(gsmRel ation).
T
Other RAT
is the absolute threshold of other systems
(ThreshSys[MAX_RAT_MEAS_EVENT]).l
3C: The quality of ot her radio systems is higher than a threshold. It can be used for
Inter-RAT handover decision.
/2 H T CIO M
3c RAT Other RAT Other RAT Other
+ > +
Where:
M
Other RAT
is the quality measurement result of other systems.
CIO
Other RAT
is the quality offset of other system cells (CellIndi vOffset(gsmRel ation).
T
Other RAT
is the absolute threshold of other systems
(ThreshSys[MAX_RAT_MEAS_EVENT]).
H
3c
is the hysteresis parameter (Hysteresis[MAX_RAT_MEAS_EVENT] (Rat)) for 3C
event decision.
Duri ng Int er-RAT event decision, the carri er must keep meeting the reporting scope or
threshol d of an event for a certain peri od of time (TrigTime[MAX_RAT_MEAS_EVENT]
(Rat )) before it can be reported as this event. In this way, improper reporting of Int er-
RAT events resulted from carrier quality fluctuation can be avoi ded.
7.1.2 Control Methods for Inter-RAT Measurement
7.1.2.1 Setting up a measurement
The pri nciples for setting up an Inter-RAT measurement (service-based Inter-RAT
handover) depend on the val ue of the service handover IE in the RAB assignment
request message.
When the value of the service handover IE is Handover t o GSM should be
performed, it indicates that the RAB should switch to the GSM system as soon as
possible. During the service setup or i ntra-system handover of such a service, if the
current dwell cell has a GSM neighboring cell ad the inter -frequency measurement
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Inter-RAT measurement immediately. (Not e: For simplification, the startup policy of
service-based Inter-RAT measurement is not checked in the following scenarios:
i Soft handover succeeds.
ii Incomi ng compressed mode rel ocation of soft handover is enabl ed.)
When the value of the service handover IE is Handover t o GSM shoul d not be
performed, it indicates that the RAB can switch to the GSM only when it exceeds
the bearing capability of the UMTS. For such a service, the RNC enables Inter-RAT
measurement only when the quality of the UMTS system is poor. The speci fic
scenarios are as follows:
The current working carrier is in poor quality (the measurement met hod is
described in ), but the conditions for enabli ng inter-frequency measurement (that is,
the inter-frequency neighboring cell is not configured) or for inter -frequency blind
handover are not met. In this case, i f Inter-RAT measurement is not enabled or the
conditions for Inter-RAT blind handover are met but blind handover fails, Inter-RAT
measurement is set up.
iii Inter-frequency measurement is enabled, and all non-working carri ers trigger
2E events. In t his case, if the conditions for Inter-RAT blind handover are not
met and Inter-RAT neighboring cells exist, or the conditions for Inter-RAT blind
handover are met, but blind handover fails, inter-frequency measurement is
disabled, and Inter-RAT measurement is set up.
When the val ue of t he service handover IE is Handover to GSM shall not be
performed, it indicates that the service cannot be switched to the GSM. For such a
service, the RNC does not enable Inter-RAT measurement or trigger the handover
to GSM.
Parameter ServBasedHoInd indicates whet her RNC supports handover based on
service and ServHoSwch is used to control whet her a cell open such function. For
UE in macro di versity state, ServHoSwch in the best cell is taken. If the best cell is
changed, parameter confi guration needs update.
Service handover strategy controlled by RNC
When IE service handover is not include in RAB Assignment Request, RNC can
perform service handover strategy by parameter ServHoInd:
If the paramet er sets as Ignore service handover IERNC will ignore
"service handover" IE in requested RAB, and perform strategy accordi ng to
the val ue of
AmrServHoStra/ CS64ServHoStra/PsRtServHoStra/PsNrtServHoStra; If t he
parameter sets as Apply service handover IE and "service handover" is
not included i n requested RAB, RNC will also perform corresponding service
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AmrServHoStra/ CS64ServHoStra/PsRtServHoStra/PsNrtServHoStra,
otherwise RNC will perform strategy based on the val ue of "service handover"
IE in requested RAB.

Four service types AMR/CS64/PS RT/PS NRT are classified in this
strategy and RNC performs service handover according to the paramet er
AmrServHoStra/ CS64ServHoStra/PsRtServHoStra/PsNrtServHoStra.
For multi-RAB service, ServHoComStra is used to cont rol the combination of
service handover val ues. For example, if service handover val ue of AMR is
Handover to GSM shoul d be performed, and the value of PS RT service is
Handover to GSM shoul d not be performed, the priority of Handover to GSM should
not be performed can be set to at a higher level than Handover to GSM should be
perform, then when AMR and PS RT service are setup simultaneously, WCDMA is
used to carry the services, only after PS RT service is released can CS voice
service is allowed to hand over to GSM based on service handover value.
7.1.2.2 Modifying a measurement
After Inter-RAT measurement is enabl ed, the measurement is changed in the following
cases:
After soft handover, if Inter-RAT measurement parameters and Inter-RAT
neighboring cells are changed, the Inter-RAT measurement parameters and Inter-
RAT nei ghbori ng cell list are updated by means of measurement modi fication.
When a service is added or del eted, if the handover paramet ers for a single service
or concurrent services are different, Inter-RAT measurement parameters must be
updated by means of measurement and modi fication.
7.1.2.3 Deleting a measurement
Before hard handover, Inter-RAT measurement is enabled. Terminate the Inter-
RAT measurement.
After soft handover, Inter-RAT measurement is terminated in any of the foll owi ng
cases:
The cell in an acti ve set does not have Inter-RAT neighboring cell.
Inter-RAT nei ghbori ng cells are neighboring cells with GsmShareCover(Overlap or
Covers)
The Inter-RAT neighboring cells and the int ra-frequency neighboring cells of the
cells in the current acti ve set are nei ghboring cells with GsmShareCover(Overlap or
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When the service handover val ue of the service is Handover to GSM should not be
performed, and the quality of the working carri es turns for better (the measurement
method is the same as that described in ), the compressed mode is closed, and
Inter-RAT measurement is terminated.
In the case of exceptions, such as the exceptional report of the Inter-RAT
measurement task (for exampl e, an unavail able measurement task is recei ved from
the network side), the corresponding Inter-RAT measurement is released.
7.1.2.4 Processing of Inter-RAT Events
Processing of 3A/3C events
1) In a cell, inter-RAT handover can only be triggered by 3A or 3C event, which is
controlled by Int er-RAT handover tactic RatHoTactic.
2) Penalty timer set by HoToGsmPenTimer is introduced to avoid i nter -RAT
handover failure repeatedly because of 2G target cell. It means that only the
timer is overtime can inter-RAT handover be attempted again when inter -RAT
handover fails.
3) When only PS service exists, if UE supports inter-RAT PS service handover
and parameters PsInterSysHoSupp and BscFeatSwitch in OMCR indicates
that RNC andadj acent BSC supports PS service handover respecti vely, then
adopt HANDOVER FROM COMMAND process (See CS Service Handover
from 3G System to 2G System process). Otherwise, adopt cell reselection
process of PS service handover (See PS Service Reselection i n 3G t o 2G
Handover process). In cell reselection of PS service handover process, inter-
RAT cell reselection time can be decreased by NACC, which means that
system information of target GERAN cell is carried in CELL CHANGE
ORDER FROM UTRAN message sent from RNC to UE, assisting UE in inter-
RAT cell reselection process. NaccSuppInd parameter indicates that whet her
RNC supports NACC function or not. GeranCellInd indicates whether a GSM
cell is a GERAN cell.
4) When CS service and PS service exist simultaneity, if UE supports inter-RAT
DTM handover and parameters DtmSuppInd and BscFeatSwitch in OMCR
indicates that RNC and adjacent BSC supports DTM handover, then adopt
HANDOVER FROM COMMAND process to handover concurrent service to 2G
system. Otherwise suspend PS service firstly, then handover CS service t o 2G
system and handover PS service to 2G system in sequence.
7.1.2.5 Policy for Setting Inter-RAT Measurement Parameters
Policy for setting Inter-RAT event parameters

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There are four Inter-RAT measurement events, namely, 3A, and 3Cevents. The
EventId [MAX_RAT_MEAS_EVENT] (Rat) parameter cont rols the number of the
events to be confi gured. The EventId [MAX_RAT_MEAS_EVENT] (Rat)
parameter controls the specific events to be confi gured. The MeaEvtId parameter is
defined in array mode. The dimension of arrays equals the value of MeasEvt Num,
being 4 at most.
Handover parameter confi guration strat egy in macro di versity:
Measurement parameters are based on cells. Therefore, in the case of macro
di versity, the measurement parameters confi gured for the best cell are used as
handover parameters. If the best cell changes, the measurement parameters must
be updated.
For handover in inter-RNC, if there has SRNC cell in acti ve set, the measurement
parameters of the best cell in SRNC will be used as handover parameters, and if
there is no SRNC cell in acti veset, the measurement parameters of t he l ast SRNC
cell in active set will be used as handover parameters.
Setting of multiple sets of handover parameters
Inter-RAT handover parameters can be configured separately accordi ng to the
measured quantity, measurement reporting mode, and service bearer type. In this
way, multiple sets of measurement paramet ers are required for different purposes.
The classification is as foll ows:
Measured quantity of the UTRAN
NonI ntraMeasQuan ( PCPICH RSCP or Ec/N0 or both of them)
Remark:
(1) When NonIntraMeasQuan is configured as Ec/No or RSCP, only issue
corresponding measurement quality.
(2) When NonIntraMeasQuan is configured as Ec/No and RSCP, two
categori es of 2D/2F measurement event about CPICH Ec/No and CPICH
RSCP are configured and one of 2D measurement events can trigger
compressed mode. After compressed mode is triggered, inter-RAT event of
corresponding measurement quantity will be issued according to that of 2D
event. For example, if the measurement quantity of triggering 2D event is
Cpich Ec/No, only inter-RAT event of Cpich Ec/No will be issued.
Measurement reporting mode
IntRatHoMth (Event report or periodically report
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peri odically report is not used currently: PrdMeasEcNo(RAT),
PrdMeasRSCP(RAT), PrdRptAmount(RAT), PrdRptInterval (RAT) )
Service bearer type (TrfCategory(Rat ))
RT RAB Includi ng Voice
RT RAB Excluding Voice
Single NRT on DL DCH/UL DCH
Single NRT RAB on DL HS-DSCH/UL DCH
Single NRT RAB on DL HS-DSCH/UL E-DCH
All Multi-NRT RAB on DL DCH/UL DCH
Multi-NRT RAB, HSPA is Invol ved and only DCHs are Used in UL
Multi-NRT RAB, HSPA is Invol ved and E-DCH is Used in UL
Not Related to Service Type (used for detect set measurement)
For ease of parameter modification and optimization, Inter-RAT handover parameters
are arranged by indexes. The index rel ation is as foll ows:
Figure 7-1 Indexing rel ation for Inter-RAT handover
Utran Cell (utranCell)
UE Inter-Rat Measurement
Configuration Information(Rat)
UE Inter-Rat Measurement Relative to
Traffic Category (CRat)
TrfCatRatMIdx
NonIntraMeasQuan
TrfCategory:
RT RAB Including Voice
RT RAB Excluding Voice
Single NRT on DL DCH/UL DCH
Single NRT RAB on DL HS-DSCH/UL DCH
Single NRT RAB on DL HS-DSCH/UL E-DCH
All Multi-NRT RAB on DL DCH/UL DCH
Multi-NRT RAB, HSPA is Involved and only DCHs are Used in UL
Multi-NRT RAB, HSPA is Involved and E-DCH is Used in UL
Not Related to Service Type
InterRatCfgNo

The procedure for obtai ning an Inter-RAT handover parameter is as follows: 1) Obtain
the TrfCatRat MIdx parameter from Ut ran Cell (utranCell). 2) Fi nd the InterRatCfgNo
parameter in UE Inter-Rat Measurement Rel ati ve to Traffic Category (CRat) based on
TrfCat Rat MIdx, TrfCategory, and Evt MeasRSCP or EvtMeasEcNo. 3) Fi nd the
corresponding handover measurement parameter in UE Inter -Rat Measurement
Confi guration Information(Rat) based on InterRat CfgNo.
Note: Each InterRatCfgNo corresponds to an EvtMeasRSCP or EvtMeasEcNo,
indicated by InterRatCfgNote.

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The rel ations between the other parameters to be entered in the Inter-RAT
measurement control message and the OMCR parameters are as follows:
Measurement report transmission mode (MeasRptTrMod)
GSM BSIC acknowl edgement indication for Inter-RAT
measurement
(BSICVeriReq)
UTRAN quality estimation reporting indication (UtranEstQual)
GSM cell RSSI reporting indication (GsmCarrRSSIInd)
Measured quantity for UTRAN quality estimation in
Inter-RAT measurement
(OwnMeasQuantity)
(OwnMeasQuantity) (Rpt Crt(Rat )
Note: OwnMeasQuantity and RptCrt(Rat) are automatically entered based on
InterRatCfgNote, and manual operati ons are not needed. The values of these
parameters are for maintenance personnels reference.
Switch of inter-RAT handover based on measurement for di fferent services
There are several switches for di fferent services to control whether inter-RAT based on
measurment could be performed. When the switch is open, it is allowed to perform int er-
RAT handover for the corresponding service. Otherwise RNC forbids performing inter-
RAT handover for the seri vce by not activating inter-RAT measurement. The switches
for different services are as followed:
Service Switch
AMR AmrRatHoSwch
R99 RT R99RtRatHoSwch
R99 NRT R99NrtRat HoSwch
HSDPA HsdpaIfHoSwch
HSUPA HsupaRat HoSwch
7.1.3 Neighboring Cells Configuration
In neighboring cells configuration, neighboring cell list used for reselection in non-
CELL_DCH state and that used for handover in CELL_DCH state can be confi gured
separately. In handover, target cells are chosed by nei ghbori ng cells configuration state
(GsmStateMode). When UE in macro di versity state, the neighbori ng cell list is the union
of nei ghbori ng cell list of each cell active set, then the number of inter -RAT neighboring
cells may exceed 32 which is the maximum number regulated by protocol. If the number
of inter-RAT neighboring cells exceeds 32, it needs to delete some cells to ensure that
there are only 32 inter-RAT nei ghbori ng cells. With minimal impact on UE in acti ve set,
these dropped cells are those with poorer signal quality or remoter geographical location.
So each inter-RAT nei ghbori ng cell is confi gured with a pri ority.

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7.1.3.1 Priority Settings of Cells
The MeasPri o(gsmRelation) parameter is used to define the priority of an Inter-RAT
neighboring cell. The value can be 0 (hi gh), 1 (medi um), or 2 (l ow). The value can be
determined by net work pl anni ng engi neers accordi ng to existing network situations, such
as the quality and geographic location of the Inter-RAT neighboring cell. 0 shows the
priority settings of Inter-RAT neighboring cells based on geographic locations. Assume
that the gray cell i n the center is the source cell. It has three layers of Inter-RAT
neighboring cells, marked respecti vely in yellow, bl ue, and red. The Inter-RAT
neighboring cells in yell ow have the highest pri ority level, namely, 0. Those in blue have
the secondary highest pri ority level, namely, 1. Those in red have the lowest pri ority
level, namely, 2.
Figure 7-2 Priority settings of cells
Source Cell
Priority 0
Priority 1
Priority 2

7.1.3.2 Deletion policy in the case of more than 32 neighboring cells
Relat ed standards stipulate that the maximum number of Inter-RAT neighbori ng cells is
32. When an UE is in macro diversity state, the number of unions of Inter-RAT
neighboring cells of multiple cells in the macro di versity may exceed this limit. Therefore,
a specific policy is needed to delete nei ghboring cells. The policy invol ves combination,
selection, and deletion of the nei ghbori ng cells with the same pri ority.
Priority combination
If a cell is a common nei ghboring cell of multipl e cells in the acti ve set, it may be
confi gured with di fferent pri ority levels in different cells. In this case, the multiple priori ty
levels of this cell must be combi ned, using the highest pri ority level as the priority of this
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Neighbori ng cell list update and deletion in the case of more than 32 nei ghbori ng
cells
If the Inter-RAT neighboring cell list of an acti ve list contains more than 32 cells, the cells
are sorted i n descendi ng order based on priority. The fi rst 32 cells remai n unchanged,
and all other cells are put into the reserved Inter-RAT nei ghbori ng cell list which can
buffer at most 8 truncat ed inter-RAT cells.
Each time when the 1A, 1B, 1C, or 1D event is triggered, the priority levels of the
neighboring cells in the Inter-RAT neighbori ng cell list are updated. If there are less than
32 cells in the Inter-RAT neighboring cell list after the 1B event is triggered, the cells with
the highest pri ority in the reserved Inter-RAT nei ghbori ng cell list are put into the Int er-
RAT nei ghboring cell list. The number of the cells from the reserved Inter-RAT
neighboring cell list equals: min(32 number of existing cells in the Inter-RAT
neighboring cell list).
7.2 Inter-RAT Handover Based on Downlink
Coverage
Downlink coverage uses 2D and 2F events as the criterions for eval uating the signal
quality of the current frequency. The RNC transmits the 2D ad 2F event configuration to
the UE when the service is set up. If the UE reports a 2D event, that is, the current
carrier is in poor signal quality, and no inter-frequency neighboring cells exist, or the UE
reports a 2E event after inter-frequency measurement is started (that is, the signal
quality of the measured i nter-frequency nei ghbori ng cell is also poor), the RNC tri es to
initiate Inter-RAT bli nd handover first if Inter-RAT nei ghbori ng cells withGsmShareCover
(Overl ap or Covers) exist. If Inter-RAT nei ghboring cells exist but have no
GsmShareCover (Overlap or Covers) rel ation, or bli nd handover fails, the RNC needs to
confi gure and start Inter-RAT measurement 3A or 3C event to the UE, and then
performs the corresponding decision process for Int er-RAT handover according to the
3A, or 3C event subsequently reported by the UE.
7.3 Inter-RAT Handover Based on Uplink BLER
The UlBl erHoSwch parameter cont rols the enabli ng of upli nk BLER based handover.
This policy is specific to DCHs.
When the value of UlBlerHoSwch is On, the RNC peri odically measures the uplink BLER.
If the measured upli nk BLER is higher than a certai n threshold (1.25%), and the real -
time measured value (Si rtarget) reaches the maximum val ue of the BAM (ULMaxSIR),
the RNC tri ggers the Inter-RAT measurement or handover policy. The process is the
same as that for Int er-RAT handover based on downlink coverage.

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7.4 Inter-RAT Handover Based on Uplink Transmit
Power
The UlPwrHoSwch parameter controls the enabling of i nter -frequency handover based
on upli nk transmit power.
Notes: Handover Based on Uplink Transmit Power is used only for traffic carried on
DCHs.
When the value of UlPwrHoSwch is On, the RNC starts the internal measurement for the
UE that reports a 6A (t he uplink power of the UE exceeds the absol ute threshol d,
namely, 100% of t he maximum transmit power of the UE) or 6B (t he uplink power of the
UE is lower than the absolute threshold, namely, 90% of the maximum transmit power of
the UE) measurement event when the initial service is set up. When the transmit power
of the UE meets the event threshol d, the UE reports the correspondi ng event. After
recei ving a 6A event, the RNC performs processing according to the same process as
that for Inter-RAT handover based on downlink coverage.
7.5 Inter-RAT Handover Based on Downlink
Transmit Power
The DlPwrHoSwch parameter controls the enabling of i nter -frequency handover based
on downli nk transmit power.
This policy is specific to DCHs.
When the val ue of DlPwrHoSwch is On, the RNC checks the DTCP in the NodeB
dedicated measurement report. If the DTCP reaches a certai n threshold (90% of the
maximum downlink transmit power MaxDl DpchPwr), it indicates the downlink power is
very high. In this case, the process is the same as that for Inter-RAT handover based on
downlink coverage.
7.6 Handover Based on Load Control
RNC selects some users with lower priority levels i n the cell and switches them to the
neighboring cells with GsmShareCover (Overlap or Covers) blindly in case of the
following conditions:
When the l oad (transmitted carri er power (TCP) or recei ved total wideband power
(RTWP)) of a cell is rather hi gh,
If the current neighboring cell does not have any inter-frequency neighboring cell
with ShareCover (Overlap or Covers), but has inter-RAT nei ghbori ng cells with
GsmShareCover (Overlap or Covers), the RNC selects some users with l ower
priority levels in the cell and switches them to the nei ghbori ng cells with
GsmShareCover (Overl ap or Covers) bli ndly.

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In this way, the system load can be reduced quickly and the system reliability can be
guaranteed. For details about the i nter-system handover based on load, refer to the ZTE
UMTS Load Bal ance Feature Gui de.
7.7 Inter-RAT Handover based on GSM Load
As UMTS can acquire the load conditi on in GSM after IUR-G is introduced, inter-RAT
handover based on GSM load is taken into consideration in order to avoi d admission
failure i n GSM because of overl oad in GSM system. This function is controlled by
parameter LdBsIntSysHOInd.
7.7.1 Acquirement and Update of GSM Load Condition
3GPP defines three catogories of GSM load in IUR-G: Load Val ue, RT Load, and NRT
load. Load Value is about total load condition in cell, while RT Load for RT service load
and NRT Load for NRT service load.
GSM overload cell save and update strategy
Define RT overload cell list and GSM overl oad cell list. RNC saves and updates the
two lists in time, and sets up an overload valid timer CellLdInfoVldTim. When duration of
a cells overload i nformation before updating exceeds Cell LdInfoVl dTim, the cell will be
deleted from corresponding overload cell list.
When reported downlink RT load in GSM cell is not less than GsmDl RTLdThrd or
reported upli nk RT load i n GSM cell is not less than GsmUl RtLdThrd, it means that the
load i n GSM cell is heavy and RT service can not be accessed, then the cell will be kept
in RT overl oad cell list. If reported uplink/downli nk RT l oad is smaller than the according
threshol d in a cell and the cell exists in RT overl oad cell list, then the cell will be deleted
from RT overload cell list.
When reported downlink load in GSM cell is not less than GsmDlLdThrd or reported
uplink load i n GSM cell is not less than GsmUl LdThrd, it means that any service can not
be accessed, and then the cell will be kept in GSM overload cell list. If reported
uplink/downli nk load is smaller than the according threshold in a cell and the cell exists
in GSM overl oad cell list, then the cell will be deleted from GSM overload cell list.
For RT service, i f RT load is reported, then it is used to decide the load condition of
GSM cell, otherwise Load Val ue is used to decide. For NRT service, Load Value is used
to decide the load condition of GSM cell.
7.7.2 Inter-RAT Handover based on GSM Load Process
Under foll owi ng scenari os, firstly select target cell list which will be handovered to. If a
target cell is included i n overl oad cell list, it is considered that the GSM cell is overl oad
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all cells in candidate cells list dont satisfy handover condition, the corresponding
handover is not performed.
Inter-RAT handover based on quality of downlink coverage, uplink BLER, and
uplink/downli nk transmit power.
Inter-RAT handover based on load control
Inter_RAT handover based on load bal ance
Remark: For RT service, i f GSM reports RT information, overl oad-cell list stands for RT
overload-cell list. Otherwise, i f GSM doesnt report RT information, overload cell list
stands for GSM overload-cell list. For NRT service, overload-cell list means GSM
overload-cell list.
7.8 Coupling for Different Handover Causes
As described above, the causes of Inter-RAT handover include the following:
Handover based on l oad control
Based on downlink coverage/quality event
Based on uplink transmit power
Based on uplink BLER
Based on downlink transmit power
Handover based on l oad control aims to reduce t he system load quickly to ensure the
system stability. Therefore, handover based on load cont rol has the highest pri ority. The
handover triggered by radio quality causes such as downli nk coverage event, uplink
transmit power, upli nk BLER, ad downli nk transmit power aims to ensure the QoS and
impressibility of users. The handover of this kind has second highest priority.
The handover of hi gher priority filters the handover of lower pri ority, for exampl e, a cell
handed over based on load control cannot access new services.

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7.9 Inter-RAT Handover Process
7.9.1 CS Service Handover from 3G System to 2G System
Figure 7-3 3G to 2G CS service handover
RNC NODE B UE
HANDOVER FROM UTRAN COMMAND
HANDOVER COMPLETE
CN
RELOCATION REQUIRED
RELOCATION COMMAND
BSC
HANDOVER REQUEST
HANDOVER DETECT
HANDOVER COMPLETE
IU RELEASE COMMAND
IU RELEASE COMPLETE
HANDOVER REQUEST ACK
RADIO LINK DELETION REQUEST
RADIO LINK DELETION RESPONSE

7.9.2 PS Service Reselection in 3G to 2G Handover
If UE doesnt support inter-RAT PS service handover or adjacent BSC doesnt support
PS service handover, handover of PS domain from the UTRAN to the GSM can be
classified into the foll owi ng cases:
The UE acti vely initiat es the PS service reselection. The UE selects a GPRS cell to
dwell t hrough the cell resel ection process, sets up a connection with the target cell,
and t hen initiates route area update. This case appli es to an UE in CELL_FACH or
URA_PCH state.

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Figure 7-4 PS service reselection initiated by an UE in the case of 3G to 2G handover
UE CN
1. Cell Reselection
triggered
Serving
RNC
RANAP RANAP
2. Iu Release Command
RANAP RANAP
2. Iu Release Complete

The RNC acti vely initiates PS service reselection. The RNC decides to switch the
UE to another RAT cell accordi ng to handover decision results. This case appli es to
an UE in CELL_DCH or CELL_FACH state. The RNC sends a handover command
CELL CHANGE ORDER FROM UTRAN to the UE. Aft er recei ving t he command,
the UE sets up a connection with the target cell, and then i nitiates route area
update.

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Figure 7-5 PS service reselection initiated by the RNC i n the case of 3G to 2G
handover

1. Cell Change Order from UTRAN
UE
RRC RRC
2. Reselection to the target GPRS cell; radio link establishment in GSM/BSS
GMM GMM 3. Routing Area Update Request
4. SRNS Context
Request RANAP RANAP
RANAP
5. SRNS Context
Response RANAP
6. SRNS Data Forward
Command
RANAP RANAP
7. Forwarding of PDUs
RANAP RANAP
8. Iu Release Command
10. Routing Area Update Accept
Node B BTS

BSC CN
(SGSN)
RNC
Serving
GMM
GMM GMM
GMM 11. Routing Area Update Complete
RANAP
9. Iu Release Complete
RANAP

Procedure description:
1 Upon detection of a trigger, SRNC initiat es the handover t o GSM/BSS by sendi ng
the RRC message Cell Change Order from UTRAN to the UE, and starts the timer
TWaitContextReq. Upon reception of the SRNS Context Request message, SRNC
shall stop the timer. If TWaitContextReq expires, SRNC starts the timer
TWaitDataFwd.
2 The UE reselects to the target GPRS cell and establishes the radio connection to
the GSM/BSS.
3 The UE initiates the GPRS Routing Area Updat e procedure by sending the GMM
message Routing Area Update Request to the SGSN.
4 The SGSN sends the RANAP message SRNS Context Request to the SRNC listing
the PS RABs for which context transfer shall be performed.

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5 SRNC responds to the SGNS with the RANAP message SRNS Context Response
containing the cont ext information of all referenced PS RABs whose transfer is
successful and starts the timer TWaitDataFwd. Upon reception of the SRNS Data
Forward Command message, SRNC shall stop the timer. If TWaitDataFwd expires,
SRNC starts the timer TWaitRelCmd.
6 The SGSN asks the SRNC to forward its buffered data back t o the SGSN by
sending the RANAP message SRNS Dat a Forward Command, and starts the timer
TWaitRelCmd. Upon reception of the IU RELEASE COMMAND message, SRNC
shall stop the timer. If TWaitDataFwd expires, SRNC rel eases IU conncetion.
7 For each PS RAB indicated by the SRNS Data Forward Command, the SRNC
starts duplicating and tunnelling the buffered data back to the SGSN.
8 The SGSN sends the RANAP message Iu Release Command to i nitiate the rel ease
of the Iu connection with UTRAN.
9 At the expiration of the RNC data forwardi ng timer (i.e. TDATAfwd), the SRNC
sends the RANP message Iu Release Compl ete message to the SGSN.
10 The SGSN validates the UEs presence in the new RA by sendi ng the GMM
message Routing Area Update Accept to the UE. The message may contain a new
P-TMSI that the network assigns to the UE.
11 The UE acknowledges the assignment of a new P-TMSI by sendi ng the GMM
message Routing Area Update Complete to the UE.
8 IMSI-based handover
Parameter BasedImsiHoInd indicat es whet her RNC supports IMSI-based handover.
The IMSI-based handover can limit the range of cells for allowed for handover according
to IMSI of UE with the following pri nciple:
While the measurement control message is not deli vered before CommonID message is
recei ved in the signaling stage, RNC does not yet know the cells authorized to the user.
Therefore RNC deli vers the measurement control message regardless of the
authorization status of the cells.
While deli veri ng measurement control message after recei vi ng CommonID message,
RNC queri es whether the cells are authorized according to the IMSI information carried
in the CommonID message of lu interface and also the aut horization information
confi gured i n the network side. Only the authorized neighbor cells will be i ncluded i n the
neighbor cell list of measurement control message.

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In the process of RAB assignment of service, a decision of whether the current service
cell is authorized is made according to the IMSI information carried in the CommonID
message and the authorization i nformation configured in the network side.
If none of the cells in the acti ve set is authorized
If the best cells in the acti ve set are like the coverage nei ghbor cells (ShareCover)
and are also authorized cells,
then the inter-frequency handover is performed al ong with service establishment
Otherwise,
If the best cells in the active set are like the coverage GSM nei ghbor cells
(GsmShareCover) and are authorized cells, and also the current service is AMR,
then Inter-RAT directional retry is performed
Otherwise,
return, treated as assignment fail ure
Otherwise,
establish service normally. If some of the cells in the active set are unaut horized
cells, delete the unauthorized cells from the acti ve set through the acti ve set update flow.
8.1 Querying Whether a SRNC Cell Is Authorized
According to IMSI
0 shows the process of querying whether a nei ghbor cell belonging SRNC is authorized
according to the IMSI information carried in the CommonID message of lu interface and
also the authorization information confi gured i n the network side. The steps of t he query
are:
1 Resol ve the MCC (rncPnSnac), MNC and other number information ExtInfo (10
digits at most, number of di gits dependi ng on ExtInfoDgt Num) according to the IMSI
carried in the CommonID message of lu interface.
2 Use the information (MCC, MNC and ExtInfo) resol ved and also the authorized
network information MCC (rncPnSnac), MNC (rncPnSnac) and ExtInfo (rncPnSnac)
confi gured i n the network side t o query whet her t he IMSI of UE is authorized or not.
If MCC, MNC and ExtInfo of UE does not have a confi guration item in rncPnSnac,
no neighbor cell authorized is returned. Otherwise the MCC (SMCC), MNC
(SMNC) and SNAC that are aut horized are obtai ned.

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3 According t o the rel ation between MCC (rncLcSnac), MNC (rncLcSnac), SNAC
(rncLcSnac) and LAC (rncLcSnac) and also the cell i nformation i ncluding MCC
(utranCell), MNC (utranCell), LAC (utranCell), query whether t he cell bel ongs to the
MCC (rncLcSnac), MNC (rncLcSnac), and LAC (rncLcSnac) that are already
authorized.
Figure 8-1 Schematic Diagram of Querying Whether a SRNC Cell Is Authorized
According to IMSI
CommonID:
MCC
MNC
ExtInfo
rncPnSnac:
MCC
MNC
ExtInfo
SNAC
Granted:
MCC
MNC
SNAC
rncLcSnac
MCC
MNC
SNAC
LAC
Granted
MCC
MNC
LAC
utranCellexternalUtranCellgsmRelation
MCC
MNC
LAC
Neighbor cell is
granted or not

8.2 Querying Whether a DRNC Cell Is Authorized
According to IMSI
0 shows the process of querying whether a neighbor cell belongi ng DRNC is authorized
according to the IMSI information carried in the CommonID message of lu interface and
also the authorization information confi gured i n the network side. The steps of t he query
are:
1 Resol ve the MCC (rncPnSnac), MNC and other number information ExtInfo (10
digits at most, number of di gits dependi ng on ExtInfoDgt Num) according to the IMSI
carried in the CommonID message of lu interface.
2 Use the information (MCC, MNC and ExtInfo) resol ved and also the authorized
network information MCC (rncPnSnac), MNC (rncPnSnac) and ExtInfo (rncPnSnac)
confi gured i n the network side t o query whet her t he IMSI of UE is authorized or not.
If MCC, MNC and ExtInfo of UE does not have a confi guration item in rncPnSnac,
no neighbor cell authorized is returned. Otherwise the MCC (SMCC), MNC
(SMNC) and SNAC that are aut horized are obtai ned.
3 According to t he granted MCC(SMCC), MNC(SMNC), SNAC and the DRNC
neighbor cell information including: MCC(external UtranCell, gsmRel ation),
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query whether the DRNC neighbor cell belongs to the MCC(SMCC),
MNC(SMNC)and SNAC that are already authorized.
Notes:In step 3, how many SNAC is configured for DRNC nei ghbor cells is controll ed by
SNACNum (external UtranCell, gsmRelation).
Figure 8-2 Schematic Diagram of Querying Whether a DRNC Cell Is Authorized
According to IMSI
CommonID:
MCC
MNC
ExtInfo
rncPnSnac:
MCC
MNC
ExtInfo
SNAC
Granted:
MCC
MNC
SNAC
rncLcSnac
MCC
MNC
SNAC
LAC
Granted
MCC
MNC
LAC
utranCell
MCC
MNC
LAC
Neighbor cell is
granted or not

9 HSDPA-related special strategy
For channel changes from non-DCH to DCH in the HSDPA handover process, the target
data rate of DCH is the guaranteed bit rate of GBR traffic or the minimum rate of DRBC
for no GBR traffic(refer to ZTE UMTS DRBC Algorit hm Feat ure Guide for details).
9.1 Overview
The cells are classified in three types according to the support capability of HSDPA
(HspaSpt Meth) after HSDPA is introduced: (1) support HSDPA and DCH; (2) do not
support HSUPA or HSDPA; (3) support HSDPA only. The services are classified in two
types: HSDPA service and NHSDPA service. The HSDPA handover is similar to R99
handover in terms of measurement and handover decision, except that the decisions of
cell capacity duri ng a handover and the service type are added. For the HSDPA service,
the handover is accepted through HS-DSCH to the cells that support HSDPA and DCH
and cells that support HSDPA only as much as possible. If the HS-DSCH fails, accept
the handover to the cells that support HSDPA and DCH and cells that do not support
HSUPA or HSDPA through DCH. For t he NHSDPA service, the handover can only be
accepted through DCH to the cells that support HSDPA and DCH and cells that do not
support HSUPA or HSDPA.

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After HSDPA is introduced, the inter-RNC handover also depends on the capability of
office di rection RNC to support HSDPA ( RncFeatSwitch) because neighbor cells feat ure
varying support capabilities (HspaSpt Meth). That is, only if both the target cell and target
RNC (office direction RNC) support HSDPA, the HS-DSCHHS-DSCH handover can
be performed. Otherwise, the DCHDCH handover fl ow cannot be origi nated until HS-
DSCH falls back to DCH. The channel transfer is performed along with handover.
Different channel t ransfer situations are descri bed in the following based on different
handover types.
9.2 Intra-frequency Handover
The intra-frequency handover of HDSPA includes soft add/soft drop/soft replacement of
HS-DSCH associated channel, HS-DSCH service cell change, channel type change due
to different capabilities between source cell and target cell during the handover process.
The strategy of soft add/soft drop/soft replacement of HS-DSCH associated channel is
described in strategy of int ra-frequency handover. The HS-DSCH service cell change
and channel type change are special handover strategies that make HSDPA different
from the R99 (DCH) handover. The specific princi ples are:
1 HS-DSCH->DCH
If the HS-DSCH is used before the handover and the link to be del eted for 1B event
triggering/radio link failure happens to be the service cell of HS-DSCH, and also the
cells in the active set do not support acceptance through HS-DSCH, a decision of
soft handover together with HS-DSCH transferring to DCH is made.
If the HS-DSCH is used before t he handover and t he 1C event is tri ggered, the
cell to be repl aced is the HS-DSCH service cell and also the cells in the new acti ve
set do not support acceptance through HS-DSCH, a decision of soft handover
together with HS-DSCH transferri ng to DCH is made.
If t he HS-DSCH is used before the handover and the 1D event triggers intra-
frequency hard handover and the target cell does not support acceptance through
HS-DSCH, a decision of intra-frequency hard handover together with HS-DSCH
transferring to DCH is made.
2 DCH->HS-DSCH
The current service of UE includes HSDPA and also the DCH is used before the
handover. If the 1D event triggers intra-frequency hard handover and the target cell
supports acceptance through HS-DSCH, a decision of i ntra-frequency hard
handover together with DCH transferring to HS-DSCH is made.
The current service of UE includes HSDPA, the DCH is used before the handover
and also the best cell in the active set supports HSDPA. If the downli nk traffic
increases to trigger the 4A event (refer to ZTE UMTS DRBC Algorithm Feature
Guide for details), a decision of handover from DCH to HS-DSCH is made.

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3 HS->DSCH->HS-DSCH
If t he HS-DSCH is used before the handover and the 1D event triggers intra-
frequency hard handover and the target cell supports acceptance through HS-
DSCH, a decision of intra-frequency hard handover together with HS-DSCH service
cell change is made.
If the HS-DSCH is used before the handover and the link to be del eted for 1B event
triggering/radio link fail ure happens to be the service cell of HS-DSCH, and also
there are cells in the acti ve set that support acceptance through HS-DSCH, a
decision of soft handover together with HS-DSCH change is made. If the 1C/ 1D
event triggers soft handover, the cell to be replaced is the HS-DSCH service cell
and also the cells i n the new acti ve set support acceptance through HS-DSCH, a
decision of soft handover together with HS-DSCH change is made.
In the above described processes, the 1D event may trigger ping-pong handover that
leads to frequent change of service cell. To avoid this,
a time threshold (T1d) is configured and changes of service cell should occur at an
interval longer than this threshol d.
9.3 Inter-frequency Handover
The conditions for triggeri ng the inter-frequency handover of HDSPA are descri bed in
inter-frequency handover strategy. The HS-DSCH service cell change or channel type
change always happens in the handover process. The pri nciples are as foll ow:
1 HS-DSCH->DCH
The current service of UE includes HSDPA and also the HS-DSCH is used before
the handover. If the origi nal decision is to trigger an inter-frequency handover
(measurement-based or blind handover) and also the target cell does not support
acceptance through HS-DSCH, a decision of inter-frequency hard handover
together with HS-DSCH transferri ng to DCH is made.
2 DCH->HS-DSCH
The current service of UE includes HSDPA and also the DCH is used before the
handover. If the origi nal decision is to tri gger an int er -frequency handover
(measurement-based or blind handover) and also t he target cell support s
acceptance through HS-DSCH, a decision of inter-frequency hard handover
together with DCH transferri ng to HS-DSCH is made.
3 HS-DSCH->HS-DSCH
The current service of UE includes HSDPA and also the HS-DSCH is used before
the handover. If the origi nal decision is to trigger an inter-frequency handover
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acceptance through HS-DSCH, a decision of inter-frequency hard handover
together with HS-DSCH service cell change is made.
4 Handover of HS-DSCH between Iur interfaces
For the hard handover of HS-DSCH between Iur interfaces, the handover strategy
is the same as the handover inside the RNC i f the target cell supports HS-DSCH.
But if the target cell does not support HS-DSCH, the HS-DSCH/DCH shoul d fall
back to DCH/DCH fi rst, and then the hard handover bet ween lur interfaces and
redi rection flow can be performed.
9.4 Inter-RAT Handover
Two strategi es are avail able for handovers bet ween HSDPA systems: UTRAN-
>GSM/GERAN strategy and GSM/GERAN -> UTRAN strategy.
1 UTRAN->GSM/GERAN
The HSDPA service is i ncluded and then the same handover flow as that for
between R99 systems is performed.
2 GSM/GERAN -> UTRAN
The strategy is similar to that when a service accesses the system for the first time.
If both service and target cell support HS-DSCH/DCH, the service is established
directly on HS-DSCH/ DCH, otherwise try DCH/DCH.
10 HSUPA-related special strategy
If in the handover process, the channel type changes from non-DCH to DCH, the
handover is accepted according to the target rat e of DCH, that is, the guaranteed bit rate
of the current service whil e the handover occurs or the minimum rate of DRBC (refer to
ZTE UMTS DRBC Algorithm Feature Gui de for details).
10.1 Overview
HSUPA is developed on the basis of HSDPA. An HSUPA net work element (UE, RNC or
NodeB) that supports HSUPA will also supports HSDPA. That is, if E-DCH is adopt ed in
uplink, HS-DSCH is adopted in downlink without doubt. Therefore, HSUPA supports fi ve
types of cells (HspaSpt Met h): (1) cells that support HSUPA and HSDPA; (2) cells that
support HSUPA, HSDPA and DCH; (3) cells that support HSDPA and DCH; (4) cells that
support HSDPA only; (5) cells that do not support HSUPA or HSDPA. For the cells that
support HSUPA and HSDPA, the E-DCH is used in uplink and the HS-DSCH is used in
downlink. The DPCH is used as associated channel. For the cells that support HSUPA,
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used in downlink. The DPCH is used as associated channel or all ocated to users who do
not use HSUPA or HSDPA.
The service types supported by HSUPA are HSPA services if t hey can be carried by
HSUPA or HSDPA (HSUPA and HSDPA are equi val ent as far as the services are
concerned). Otherwise they are NHSPA services. The HSPA services shoul d be
accepted fi rst through E-DCH and HS-DSCH in cells that support HSUPA and HSDPA,
cells that support HSDPA only, cells that support HSUPA, HSDPA and DCH and cells
that support HSDPA and DCH (HspaSpt Meth). If E-DCH and HS-DSCH fail to accept the
services, the HSPA services shoul d be accepted through DCH in cells that support
HSUPA, HSDPA and DCH, cells that support HSDPA and DCH or cells that do not
support HSUPA or HSDPA. The NHSPA services can only be accepted through DCH in
cells that support HSUPA, HSDPA and DCH, cells that support HSDPA and DCH or cells
that do not support HSUPA or HSDPA.
The maximum number of cells allowed in the E-DCH acti ve set in the process of HSUPA
soft handover is 3.
After HSUPA is introduced, the inter-RNC handover also depends on the capability of
office di rection RNC to support HSUPA ( RncFeatSwitch) because neighbor cells feat ure
varying support capabilities (HspaSpt Meth). That is, only if both the target cell and target
RNC (office di rection RNC) support HSUPA, the E-DCHE-DCH handover can be
performed. Otherwise, the DCHDCH handover fl ow cannot be origi nated until E-DCH
falls back to DCH. The channel transfer is performed along with handover. Different
channel transfer situations are described in the following based on di fferent handover
types.
10.2 Intra-frequency Handover
The intra-frequency handover of HSUPA includes soft add/soft drop/soft repl acement of
E-DCH associated channel, E-DCH service cell change, channel type change due to
different capabilities between source cell and target cell during the handover process.
The strategy of soft add/soft drop/soft repl acement of E-DCH associated channel is
described in strategy of intra-frequency handover. The E-DCH service cell change and
channel type change are special handover strategi es that make HSUPA different from
the R99 (DCH) handover. The specific principl es are:
1 HS-DSCH/E-DCH->DCH/DCH
If the link to be deleted for 1B event triggering/radio link failure happens to be the
service cell of HS-DSCH/E-DCH, and also t he cells in t he acti ve set do not support
acceptance through HS-DSCH/E-DCH or HS-DSCH/ DCH, a decision of soft
handover together with HS-DSCH/E-DCH transferring to DCH/DCH is made.
If the 1C event is triggered, the cell to be repl aced is the HS-DSCH/E-DCH service
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DSCH/E-DCH, a decision of soft handover together with HS-DSCH/E-DCH
transferring to DCH/DCH is made.
If the 1D event is tri ggered, the best cell changes from HS-DSCH/E-DCH service
cell to a cell that does not support HS-DSCH/E-DCH, a decision of intra-frequency
hard handover together with HS-DSCH/E-DCH transferring to DCH/DCH is made.
2 DCH/DCH->HS-DSCH/E-DCH
The current service of UE includes HSPA and also the DCH/DCH is used before
the handover. If the 1D event triggers intra-frequency hard handover and the target
cell supports acceptance through HS-DSCH/E-DCH, a decision of intra-frequency
hard handover together with DCH/DCH transferring to HS-DSCH/E-DCH is made.
The current service of UE i ncludes HSPA, the current channel type is DCH/DCH,
and also the best cell i n the acti ve set supports HSDPA. If the downli nk or upli nk
traffic increases to trigger the 4A event (refer to ZTE UMTS DRBC Algorithm
Feature Gui de for details), a decision of handover from DCH/DCH to HS-DSCH/E-
DCH is made.
3 HS-DSCH/E-DCH->HS-DSCH/E-DCH
If the 1D event triggers intra-frequency hard handover and the target cell supports
acceptance through HS-DSCH/E-DCH, a decision of i ntra-frequency hard handover
together with HS-DSCH/E-DCH service cell change is made.Refer to 2.1.2 Intra-
frequency Hard Handover for the scenario where the intra-frequency hard handover
is triggered.
If the link to be deleted for 1B event triggeri ng/radio li nk failure happens to be the
service cell of HS-DSCH/E-DCH, and also there are cells in the active set that
support acceptance through HS-DSCH/E-DCH, a decision of soft handover
together wit h HS-DSCH/E-DCH service cell change is made. If the 1C/1D event
triggers soft handover, the cell to be replaced is the HS-DSCH/E-DCH service cell
and also the cells in the new acti ve set support acceptance through HS-DSCH/E-
DCH, a decision of soft handover together with HS-DSCH/E-DCH change is made.
4 HS-DSCH/E-DCH->HS-DSCH/DCH
If the link to be deleted for 1B event triggeri ng/radio li nk failure happens to be the
service cell of HS-DSCH/E-DCH, and also the cells in the acti ve set supports HS-
DSCH/DCH instead of HS-DSCH/E-DCH, a decision of soft handover t oget her with
HS-DSCH/E-DCH transferring to HS-DSCH/ DCH is made.
If the 1C event is triggered, the cell to be repl aced is the HS-DSCH/E-DCH service
cell and also the cells in the new acti ve set supports HS-DSCH/DCH instead of HS-
DSCH/E-DCH, a decision of soft handover together with HS-DSCH/E-DCH
transferring to HS-DSCH/DCH is made.

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If the 1D event is tri ggered, the best cell changes from HS-DSCH/E-DCH service
cell to a cell that supports HS-DSCH/ DCH instead of HS-DSCH/E-DCH, a decision
of intra-frequency hard handover together with HS-DSCH/E-DCH transferring to
HS-DSCH/DCH is made.
5 HS-DSCH/DCH->HS-DSCH/E-DCH
The current service of UE includes HSPA service and also the HS-DSCH/DCH is
used before the handover. If the 1D event is triggered, the best cell changes from
HS-DSCH/DCH service cell to a cell that supports HS-DSCH/E-DCH, a decision of
intra-frequency hard handover together with HS-DSCH/DCH transferring to HS-
DSCH/E-DCH is made.
10.3 Inter-frequency Handover
The conditions for triggering the inter-frequency handover of HSPA are described in
inter-frequency handover strategy. The HS-DSCH service cell change or channel type
change always happens in the handover process. The pri nciples are as foll ow:
1 HS-DSCH/E-DCH->DCH/DCH
The current service of UE includes HSPA and also the HS-DSCH/E-DCH is used
before the handover. If the original decision is to trigger an inter -frequency handover
(measurement-based or blind handover) and also the target cell does not support
acceptance through HS-DSCH/E-DCH or HS-DSCH/DCH, a decision of inter-
frequency hard handover together with HS-DSCH/E-DCH transferring to DCH/ DCH
is made.
2 DCH/DCH->HS-DSCH/E-DCH
The current service of UE includes HSPA and also the DCH/DCH is used before the
handover. If the origi nal decision is to tri gger an int er -frequency handover
(measurement-based or blind handover) and also t he target cell supports
acceptance through HS-DSCH/E-DCH, a decision of i nter-frequency hard handover
together with DCH/DCH transferring to HS-DSCH/E-DCH is made.
3 HS-DSCH/E-DCH->HS-DSCH/E-DCH
The current service of UE includes HSPA and also the HS-DSCH/E-DCH is used
before the handover. If the original decision is to trigger an inter -frequency handover
(measurement-based or blind handover) and also t he target cell supports
acceptance through HS-DSCH/E-DCH, a decision of i nter-frequency hard handover
together with HS-DSCH/E-DCH service cell change is made.
4 HS-DSCH/E-DCH->HS-DSCH/DCH

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The current service of UE includes HSPA and also the HS-DSCH/E-DCH is used
before the handover. If the original decision is to trigger an inter -frequency handover
(measurement-based or blind handover) and also t he target cell supports
acceptance through HS-DSCH/ DCH instead of HS-DSCH/E-DCH, a decision of
inter-frequency hard handover together with HS-DSCH/E-DCH transferring to HS-
DSCH/DCH is made.
5 HS-DSCH/DCH->HS-DSCH/E-DCH
The current service of UE i ncludes HSPA and also theHS-DSCH/ DCH is used
before the handover. If the original decision is to trigger an inter -frequency handover
(measurement-based or blind handover) and also t he target cell supports
acceptance through HS-DSCH/E-DCH, a decision of i nter-frequency hard handover
together with HS-DSCH/DCH transferring to HS-DSCH/E-DCH is made.
6 Handover of HS-DSCH between Iur interfaces
For the hard handover of E-DCH bet ween Iur interfaces, the handover strategy is
the same as the handover insi de the RNC if the target cell supports E-DCH. But if
the target cell does not support E-DCH, the E-DCH shoul d fall back to DCH fi rst,
and then the hard handover between lur interfaces and redirection fl ow can be
performed.
10.4 Inter-RAT Handover
1 UTRAN->GSM/GERAN
The HSPA service is included, and then the same handover flow as that for
between R99 systems is performed.
2 GSM/GERAN -> UTRAN
Similar to the handover between R99 systems, if the target cell support HS-
DSCH/E-DCH, the service is established di rectly on HS-DSCH/E-DCH.
11 MBMS-related special strategy
After the MBMS is introduced, the cell type ( MbmsSuptInd) can be defined as follows:
Cells that do not support MBMS (Not Support).
Cells that support both MBMS and non-MBMS (Support MBMS and not MBMS).
Cells that support MBMS only (Only Support MBMS).

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11.1 Intra-frequency Handover
1 The soft add strategy does not consider whether the soft add cell belongs to the
service area or whether it supports the MBMS in the case of 1A/1C soft add. That is,
the strategy is similar to that for the non-MBMS case.
2 1B/1C or the link is deleted due to radi o link failure:
For the MBMS service has set up p-t-p bearer but the link is del eted, i f the best cell
does not belong to MBMS service area, the best cell does not support the MBMS
service, the best cell has set up the p-t-m bearer, or the best cell is not the
convergence carrier of the service, then p-t-p RB is released.
For the MBMS service has not set up p-t-p bearer but the MBMS service
connection already exists, the best cell belongs to MBMS service area, the best cell
supports the MBMS service, the bearer type strategy needs to set up the p-t-m
bearer and the carri er can set up the bearer of the service, then p-t-p RB is set up.
3 The principl e of the type change i n the bearer of the MBMS service in the acti ve set
under the macro di versity.
Table 11-1 Table of Pri nciple
Bearer Change Type Cell Type Principles of Change
p-t-p->p-t-m
Best cell Delete the p-t-p
Non best cell No change
p-t-m ->p-t-p
Best cell
Set up p-t-p: If the channel of the service is DCH,
then set up p-t-p for all cells in the active set; if
the channel of the service is HS-DSCH, then set
up p-t-p in the best cell.
Non best cell No change
To avoi d ping-pong switchover between p-t-p and p-t -m, a time threshol d (T1d) is
confi gured and any swichover shoul d occur at an interval longer than this threshold.
11.2 Inter-frequency Handover
When UE reports MBMS MODIFIED REQUEST and the information of MBMS preferred
frequency request is carried,
1 If the target carrier comes with a cell with the same coverage (i ncluded: the
expected frequency layer cell includes the current working frequency cell) and the
cell belongs to the service area and supports the MBMS, and also the target cell is
able to allocat e the resource of currently established dedicated bearer, then the cell
with the same coverage at the frequency layer can be taken as the target cell to
perform the hard handover.

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2 If the target carri er does not come with a cell wit h the same coverage (incl uded), the
neighbor cell of the current cell in t he UEs acti ve set includes the nei ghbor cell
(nei ghbori ng or bei ng included) that is at the MBMS preferred frequency layer
corresponding to the MBMS service expected to be recei ved and the nei ghbor cell
belongs to the service area and supports MBMS, then inter-frequency measurement
2A/2B/2C is started for UE. When the 2A/2B/2C event reported by UE is recei ved,
the cells that do not support MBMS are screened out and a proper cell is taken for
the hard handover.
No treatment is performed if UE does not carry the informati on of MBMS preferred
frequency request in the MBMS MODIFIED REQUEST.
12 Parameters and Configurations
12.1 Intra-Frequency Handover Parameters
12.1.1 Parameter List
Field Name Name on the Interface
MeasPrio Measurement Priority of Nei ghbori ng Cell
DetSetHoSwch Detected Set Handover Switch
RptRange
[MAX_INTRA_MEAS_EVENT]
Reporting Range Constant for Event 1A/1B
W[MAX_INTRA_MEAS_EVENT] Weight for Event 1A/1B
Hysteresis[MAX_INTRA_MEAS
_EVENT]
Hysteresis
FilterCoeff(Intra) Filter Coefficient
TrigTime[MAX_INTRA_MEAS_E
VENT]
Time to Trigger
PrdRptAmount Amount of reporting
PrdRptInterval Reporting Interval in Period Report Criteria
Cell Indi vOffset(ut ranCell ) Cell indi vi dual offset
Cell Indi vOffset(ut ranRel ation) Cell indi vi dual offset
RptDeact Thr Reporting Deacti vati on Threshol d for Event 1A
RplcActThr
Repl acement Activation Threshold for Event 1C
and 1J
TrfCatIntraMIdx(CInt ra)
Intra-frequency Measurement Configuration Index
Relat ed to Traffic Category
TrfCatIntraMIdx(utranCell)
IntraMeasCfgNo Intra-frequency Measurement Configuration Index
MeaEvt Id[MAX_INTRA_MEAS_
EVENT]
Intra-frequency Measurement Event ID

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TrfCategory
Service and Bearer Type Used for Differentiating
Handover Configuration
EvtMeasEcNo
UE Event Report Configuration Index for CPICH
Ec/No
EvtMeasDctEcNo
Detected Set Measurement Confi guration Index
for CPICH Ec/No
IntraMeasCfgNote Function of Configuration Paramet ers
MeasRptTrMod Measurement Report Transfer Mode
MeasQuantity Measurement quantity
EcN0RptInd CPICH Ec/No Reporting Indicat or
RscpRpt Ind CPICH RSCP Reporting Indicator
PathlossRpt Ind Pathloss reporting indicator
RptCrt Report Criteri a
MeasEvt Num Event Number of Intra-frequency Measurement
ThreshUsedFreq[MAX_INTRA_
MEAS_EVENT]
Threshold of the Quality of the Used Frequency
for Event 1E/1F
StateMode
UE State Indicator Used for UTRAN Neighboring
Cell Configuration
ReadSFNInd Read SFN Indicator
SoftHoMth Soft Handover Method
IntraMeasQuan
UTRAN Measurement Quantity for Intra-frequency
Measurements
EvtMeasDctRSCP
Detected Set Measurement Confi guration Index
for CPICH RSCP
PrdMeasEcNo
UE Periodic Measurement Configuration Index for
CPICH Ec/No
PrdMeasRSCP
UE Periodic Measurement Configuration Index for
CPICH RSCP
EvtMeasRSCP
UE Event Report Configuration Index for CPICH
RSCP
EvtRpt Interval Reporting Interval for Event 1A/1B/1C/1J
EvtRptAmount Amount of Reporting for Event 1A/1B/1C/1J
FbdCell Ind Forbi dden Cell Indicator for Event 1A/1B
PcpichPwrPre Primary CPICH Power Configuration Tag
RlRefTi meAjtSwit
Switch for RL Reference Ti me Adjust During
Di versity Mode
TimeDel ay Transport Time Delay(NodeB)
ATimeDelay Transport Time Delay(external UtranCell)
RncFeatSwitch Neighbouring RNC Feather Switch
NrtMaxUlRateDch
Maximum Bit Rate on UL DCH for NRT PS RAB in
Servi ng Cell
NrtMaxDlRateDch
Maximum Bit Rate on DL DCH for NRT PS RAB in
Servi ng Cell

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RtMaxUl RateDch
Maximum Bit Rate on DL DCH for RT PS RAB in
Servi ng Cell
RtMaxDl RateDch
Maximum Bit Rate on DL DCH for RT PS RAB in
Servi ng Cell
RtMaxRateEdch
Maximum Bit Rate on E-DCH for RT PS RAB in
Servi ng Cell
NrtMaxRateEdch
Maximum Bit Rate on E-DCH for NRT PS RAB in
Servi ng Cell
NrtMaxUlRateDchD
Maximum Bit Rate on UL DCH for NRT PS RAB in
DRNC Cell
NrtMaxDlRateDchD
Maximum Bit Rate on DL DCH for NRT PS RAB in
DRNC Cell
RtMaxUl RateDchD
Maximum Bit Rate on UL DCH for RT PS RAB in
DRNC Cell
RtMaxDl RateDchD
Maximum Bit Rate on DL DCH for RT PS RAB in
DRNC Cell
NrtMaxRateEdchD
Maximum Bit Rate on E-DCH for NRT PS RAB in
DRNC Cell
RtMaxRateEdchD
Maximum Bit Rate on E-DCH for RT PS RAB in
DRNC Cell
Cs64Switch Switch of CS 64kbps Establishment
AdjCs64Switch
Switch of CS 64kbps Establishment for External
UTRAN Cell
Pcpichpwr Primary CPICH Power
NbrCellMonSupInd Neighboruing Cell Monitori ng Support Indicator
12.1.2 Parameter Configuration
12.1.2.1 Measurement Priority of Neighboring Cell
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Ut ran Cell XXX->Neighbouri ng Cell ->Nei ghbouring Cell XXX-
> Measurement Priority of Nei ghboring Cell
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the measurement priority of the nei ghbouring cell. The pri ority
of the neighbouri ng cell can be set to 0, 1, or 2, of which, 0 represents the highest
priority and 2 represents the lowest pri ority. The priority of t he neighbouri ng is set by the
confi guration personnel accordi ng to the signal strength and distance of the neighboring
cell.
The nei ghbouring cells with the priority ranked the 33
rd
or after are pl aced in the
neighboring cell reservation list. When the number of cells in the neighbouring cell list is

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less than 32, the cell(s) with higher pri ority in the neighbouri ng cell reservation list are
placed to the neighbouri ng cell list.
12.1.2.2 Detected Set Handover Switch
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>Detected Set Handover Switch
Parameter Confi guration
The measurement control message that contains the detected set information is sent
only when the DetSetHO switch of the best cell in the current acti ve set is set to 1 and
the current number of intra-frequency neighbouri ng cells is less than 32.
12.1.2.3 Reporting Range Constant for Event 1A/1B
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration->Reporting Range Constant Event 1A/1B(dB)
Parameter Confi guration
Event 1A is easier to be triggered when the reporting range constant for event 1A is set
to a larger value; and vice verse.
Event 1B is easier to be triggered when the reporting range constant for event 1B is set
to a smaller value; and vice verse.
12.1.2.4 Weight for Event 1A/1B
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Weight for Event 1A/1B
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter is used for the quality judgment of event 1A and 1B. This parameter
indicates the wei ght of the best cell in the quality judgment and is related to the
measurement quantity and the event type.

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See the description of the formula for triggeri ng event 1A/1B in section 4.3 for the effects
of this parameter on the quality judgment.
12.1.2.5 Hysteresis(Intra)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Hysteresis
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the hysteresis when judging whether to trigger the event. This
parameter avoids the change of the trigger status due to very small change. This
parameter is related to the measurement quantity and the event type.
If a small hysteresis is confi gured, the corresponding event will be report ed in a higher
probability; and vice versa.
12.1.2.6 Filter Coefficient(Intra)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Filter Coefficient
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the filtering factor that UE performs the L3 filtering on the
measurement results of the intra-frequency measurement. The small er the val ue of the
filteri ng factor is, the larger effect the current measurement result will have on the
measurement result reported to RNC (peri odical report) or the judgment (event report).
12.1.2.7 Time to Trigger(Intra)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Time to Trigger
Parameter Confi guration

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This parameter indicat es the time difference between the time that the event generation
is detected and the time that the event is reported. The event is triggered and the
measurement report is reported only when the event generation is detected and still
meets the requirements of event triggering aft er Time to trigger.
The larger the val ue is, the stricter the judgment is for the event to be triggered. The
parameter shoul d be confi gured according to the actual requirements.
12.1.2.8 Amount of Reporting in Period Report Criteria
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Amount of Reporting in Peri od Report Criteria
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the times of the periodical reports to be reported. In the case of
the UE side, the val ue is used for the determi nation of whether to report the
measurement report in reporti ng the peri odical report. If t he UE detects that the times of
event reporti ng exceeds the val ue of Amount of reporting, UE stops reporting the
measurement results.
12.1.2.9 Reporting Interval in Period Report Criteria
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Reporting Interval in Period Report Criteria(ms)
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the interval of peri odical reporting specifi ed in the periodical
reporting criteria. In the case of the peri odical reporting, the UE reports the
measurement reports in the period indicat ed by the parameter.
12.1.2.10 Cell individual offset(utranCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>Cell Indi vidual Offset (dB)

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Parameter Confi guration
This parameter defi nes the indi vi dual offset of cells in the acti ve set relati ve to other cells.
When the val ue is positi ve, a positi ve val ue is added to the measurement result. If the
value is negati ve, a negati ve value is added to the measurement result. Refer to the
description of the formula for triggeri ng event 1B/1C/1d in section 4. 3 for the effect of
this parameter on the measurement report.
Through the confi guration of the indi vidual offset of a singl e cell, the trigger difficulty of
the cell can be adj usted to meet the practical requirements of network planning without
the need to modi fy the gl obal handover parameters.
12.1.2.11 Cell individual offset(utranRelation)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Ut ran Cell XXX->Neighbouri ng Cell ->Nei ghbouring Cell XXX-
>Modify Advanced Parameter->Cell Indi vi dual Offset(dB)
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter defines the indi vidual offset of cells outside the active set relati ve to
other cells. When the value is positive, a positive val ue is added to the measurement
result. If the value is negati ve, a negati ve val ue is added to the measurement result.
Refer to the description of the formula for tri ggeri ng event 1A/1C/1d in section 4.3 for the
effect of this parameter on the measurement report.
Through the confi guration of the indi vidual offset of a singl e cell, the trigger difficulty of
the cell can be adj usted to meet the practical requi rements of network planning without
the need to modi fy the gl obal handover parameters.
12.1.2.12 Reporting Deactivation Threshold for Event 1A
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Reporting Deactivation Threshold for Event 1A
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the maximum number of the cells allowed in the acti ve set.
When the UE detects that one cell in the monitoring set satisfies the trigger threshold of
event 1A, it determines whether the number of the cells in the current active set greater
than the value indicated by this parameter at first. If yes, the event 1A is not triggered.

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12.1.2.13 Replacement Activation Threshold for Event 1C and 1J
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Replacement Acti vation Threshold for Event 1C and 1J
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the minimum number of the cell allowed in the DCH acti ve set
when tri ggering event 1C or in the E-DCH acti ve set when triggering event 1j. When UE
detects that the measurement result of a cell satisfi es the trigger threshol d of event 1c/1j,
it first judges whether the number of cells in the current acti ve set is smaller than the
value indicat ed by this parameter. If yes, event 1C/1j is not triggered.
12.1.2.14 Intra-frequency Measurement Configuration Index Related to Traffic
Category(CIntra)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frequency Measurement
Relati ve to Traffic Category Configuration Information->Intra-frequency Measurement
Confi guration Index Rel ated to Traffic Category
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the index of the intra-frequency measurement confi guration
based on traffic type. Each traffic type corresponds to a unique intra-frequency
measurement configuration index. If multipl e sets of handover parameters are
confi gured, each cell may use different index. Hence, the intra-frequency handover
parameters of the cells may be different from each ot her.
12.1.2.15 Intra-frequency Measurement Configuration Index Related to Traffic
Category(UtranCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>Intra-frequency Measurement Configuration Index Related to Traffic Category
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the index of the intra-frequency measurement confi guration
based on traffic type. Each traffic type corresponds to a unique intra-frequency

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measurement configuration index. If multipl e sets of handover parameters are
confi gured, each cell may use different index. Hence, the intra-frequency handover
parameters of the cells may be different from each ot her.
12.1.2.16 Intra-frequency Measurement Configuration Index
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Int ra-frequency Measurement Confi guration Index
Parameter Confi guration
Each intra-frequency measurement confi guration with di fferent measurement purpose
and measurement quantity is assigned with a unique intra-frequency measurement
confi guration index. This parameter indicates the index of the intra-frequency
measurement configuration. This configuration index is cited in the table Intra-frequency
measurement confi guration rel ationshi p of the service type-related UE.
That is, the parameter Intra-frequency Measurement Confi guration Index Rel ated to
Traffic Category (namely TrfCatIntraMIdx) is cited in the advanced parameter of the
servi ng cell and different Intra-frequency Measurement Configurati on Indexes (namely
IntraMeasCfgNo) can be selected aiming at the specific service type, measurement
purpose, and measurement quantity. Hence, this parameter can be used to meet the
various requi rements of network planni ng.
12.1.2.17 Intra-frequency Measurement Event ID
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Int ra-frequency event identity
Parameter Confi guration
This paramet er indicates the identity of the event triggered by the intra-frequency
measurement (1A~1D).
12.1.2.18 Service and Bearer Type Used for Differentiating Handover Configuration
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frequency Measurement

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Relati ve to Traffic Category Configuration Information->Service and Bearer Type Used
for Di fferentiating Handover Configuration
Parameter Confi guration
All the services are classified into eight categories according to the real -time attribute of
services, channel type, and service quantity. This parameter indicates the service and
bearer type. The handover parameters can be configured flexibly for di fferent scenari os
and the paramet ers may have di fferent handover tri gger threshol ds and hysteresis.
The value 0xff (Not Related t o Service Type) is exclusi ve used in t he measurement of
the detected set.
12.1.2.19 UE Event Report Configuration Index for CPICH Ec/No
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frequency Measurement
Relati ve to Traffic Cat egory Configuration Information->UE Event Report Confi guration
Index for CPICH Ec/No
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the index of the intra-frequency measurement confi guration for
event reporti ng judgment by the UE when the measurement quantity is CPICH Ec/No.
Table 12-1 Default Value of the UE Int ra-frequency Measurement Configuration
Parameters Related to Traffic Category
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TrfCatIntraMIdx 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
TrfCategory 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 0xff
PrdMeasEcNo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
EvtMeasEcNo 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
PrdMeasRSCP 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
EvtMeasRSCP 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
EVTMEASDCTECNO 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
EVTMEASDCTRSCP 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

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12.1.2.20 Period Report Configuration Index for CPICH Ec/No
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frequency Measurement
Relati ve to Traffic Category Configuration Information->Period Report Confi guration
Index for CPICH Ec/No
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the index of the intra-frequency measurement confi guration for
peri odic reporting by the UE when the measurement quantity is CPICH Ec/No.
12.1.2.21 Period Report Configuration Index for CPICH RSCP
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frequency Measurement
Relati ve to Traffic Category Configuration Information->Period Report Confi guration
Index for CPICH RSCP
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the index of the intra-frequency measurement confi guration for
peri odic reporting by the UE when the measurement quantity is CPICH RSCP.
12.1.2.22 UE Event Report Configuration Index for CPICH RSCP
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frequency Measurement
Relati ve to Traffic Category Configuration Information-> UE Event Report Confi guration
Index for CPICH RSCP
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the index of the intra-frequency measurement confi guration for
event reporti ng judgment by the UE when the measurement quantity is CPICH RSCP.
12.1.2.23 Detected Set Measurement Configuration Index for CPICH Ec/No
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frequency Measurement
Relati ve to Traffic Category Configurati on Information->Det ected Set Measurement
Confi guration Index for CPICH Ec/No

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Parameter Confi guration
This paramet er indicates the configuration index of the set of i ntra-frequency
measurement parameters when measurement quantity of the detected set cell is CPICH
Ec/No.
12.1.2.24 Detected Set Measurement Configuration Index for CPICH RSCP
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frequency Measurement
Relati ve to Traffic Category Configurati on Information->Det ected Set Measurement
Confi guration Index for CPICH RSCP
Parameter Confi guration
This paramet er indicates the configuration index of the set of i ntra-frequency
measurement parameters when measurement quantity of the detected set cell is CPICH
RSCP.
12.1.2.25 Function of Configuration Parameters
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Function of Confi guration Parameters
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the purpose and functions of the set of intra-frequency
measurement confi guration parameters.
12.1.2.26 Measurement Report Transfer Mode
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Measurement Report Transfer Mode
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the transfer mode of the measurement quantity: acknowledge
mode or unacknowledged mode.

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12.1.2.27 Measurement quantity
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Measurement quantity
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates the measurement quantity of the intra-frequency measurement
that UE performs. If a new intra-frequency measurement confi guration index is added,
the measurement quantity is fixed when the functions of the set of the intra-frequency
measurement parameters is selected. For example, when the parameter
IntraMeasCfgNote is set to UE Event Report Parameters for CPI CH Ec/No, the value
of MeasQuantity is set to the corresponding CPICH Ec/No.
12.1.2.28 CPICH Ec/No Reporting Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> CPICH Ec/No Reporting Indicator
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates whether the UE shoul d report the measurement result based
on the measurement quantity CPICH Ec/No.
This parameter is associated with the parameter MeasQuantity. When MeasQuanti ty is
set to 0, the parameter EcN0RptInd must be set to TRUE.
12.1.2.29 CPICH RSCP Reporting Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> CPICH RSCP Reporting Indicat or
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates whether the UE shoul d report the measurement result based
on the measurement quantity CPICH RSCP.

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This parameter is associated with the parameter MeasQuantity. When MeasQuanti ty is
set to 1, the parameter RscpRptInd must be set to TRUE.
12.1.2.30 Pathloss Reporting Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Pathloss reporting indicator
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates whether the UE shoul d report t he measurement result based
on the measurement quantity pathloss.
12.1.2.31 Report Criteria
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Report Criteria
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the reporting criteri a of the intra-frequency measurement,
including the event reporting criteria and the periodical reporting criteria.
12.1.2.32 Event Number of Intra-frequency Measurement
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Event Number of Intra-frequency Measurement
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the number of events that shoul d be configured for the set of
the intra-frequency measurement parameters for a certain purpose. The value is related
to the purpose of the measurement and the j udgment method and the algorithm of the
soft handover.

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12.1.2.33 Threshold of the Quality of the Used Frequency for Event 1E/1F
OMC Path
Interface Path:View->Confi guration Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration->Threshold of the Quality of the Used Frequency for Event 1E/1F
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the absolute threshol d used for judging event 1e/1f by using
carrier frequency.
12.1.2.34 UE State Indicator Used for UTRAN Neighboring Cell Configuration
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Ut ran Cell XXX->Neighbouri ng Cell ->Nei ghbouring Cell XXX-
>UE State Indicat or Used for UTRAN Neighboring Cell Configuration
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the UE status used for the neighboring cell. When the
neighbouri ng cell is confi gured by the status, the neighbouring cell list used for
reselection in nondedicated mode and the nei ghbouring cell list used for handover in
dedicated mode are di fferentiated as foll ows:
When SIB11 is to be sent, the UE sel ects the cell that supports the idl e state or the
connected (Non-Cell_DCH) state from the neighboring cells list and fills in SIB11;
When SIB12 is to be sent, the UE selects the cell that supports the connected (Non-
Cell_DCH) state from the neighboring cells list and fills in SIB12;
When the measurement control message is to be sent, the UE selects the cell that
supports the Cell _DCH state from the nei ghbori ng cells list.
12.1.2.35 Read SFN Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell ->Utran Cell XXX->Nei ghbouring Cell ->Nei ghbouring Cell XXX
-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Read SFN Indicator
Parameter Confi guration

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This parameter indicates whether to read the SFN of the neighbouri ng cell.In the case of
the intra-frequency neighbouri ng cell, the recommended confi guration is True (Read); in
the case of the inter-frequency neighbouri ng cell, the recommended configuration is
False (Do not read).
12.1.2.36 Soft Handover Method
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>Soft Handover Method
Parameter Confi guration
The parameter indicates the soft handover method (peri odical method or event method)
that should be used i n the current cell. The event method is recommended.
12.1.2.37 UTRAN Measurement Quantity for Intra-frequency Measurements
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>UTRAN Measurement Quantity for Int ra-frequency Measurements
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the measurement quantity (Ec/No or RSCP) for the intra-
frequency measurement of the cell. The measurement quantity Ec/No is recommended.
12.1.2.38 Reporting Interval for Event 1A/1B/1C/1J
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Reporting Interval for Event 1A/1B/1C/ 1J
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates the reporting interval for event 1A/1B/1C/1J. Once Event
1A/1C meets the reporting range of quality standards, the UE will report Event 1A/1C
peri odically (EvtRptInterval) until this event does not meet reporti ng conditions or the
reporting times reach the maximum all owed times (Evt RptAmount).

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12.1.2.39 Amount of Reporting for Event 1A/1B/1C/1J
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Intra-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Amount of Reporting for Event 1A/1B/1C/1J
Parameter Confi guration
This paramet er indicates the reporting amount for event 1A/1B/1C/1J. Once Event
1A/1C meets the reporting range of quality standards, the UE will report Event 1A/1C
peri odically (EvtRptInterval) until this event does not meet reporti ng conditions or the
reporting times reach the maximum all owed times (Evt RptAmount).
12.1.2.40 Forbidden Cell Indicator for Event 1A/1B
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Ut ran Cell XXX->Nei ghbouring Cell-> Neighbouri ng Cell XXX
->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Forbi dden Cell Indicator for Event 1A/1B
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether the cell is effect while eval uating the intra-frequency
1A/1B event
12.1.2.41 Primary CPICH Power Configuration Tag
OMC Path
Interface Path: View-> View->Confi guration Management ->RNC ME->RNC Radio
Resource Management->External Utran Cell-> External Utran Cell XXX->Gl obal Else-
>Primary CPICH Power Confi guration Tag
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether PCPICH transmission power is confi gured.
PCPICH transmission power is vali d when this parameter is set True. Otherwise,
PCPICH transmission power is invalid.
12.1.2.42 Switch for RL Reference Time Adjust During Diversity Mode
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management-> Modify Advanced Parameter->RNC Radi o Resource Management ->
Switch for RL Reference Ti me Adjust During Di versity Mode

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Parameter Confi guration
When the switch is closed, RNC will not send measurement control of 6F/6G to UE;
when it is open, RNC may send measurement control of 6F/6G.
12.1.2.43 Transport Time Delay(NodeB)
OMCR Interface
Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management-> NodeB Configureation Informationxxx-> Modify Advanced Paramet er->
Transport Time Del ay
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the Iub transport time del ay, it could be 20ms/100ms/250ms.
12.1.2.44 Transport Time Delay(externalUtranCell)
OMCR Interface
Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management->External UTRAN Cell -> External UTRAN Cell XXX->-> Modify Advanced
Parameter-> Transport Time Del ay
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates the iub transport time delay of external utran cell, it could be
20ms/100ms/250ms.
12.1.2.45 Neighbouring RNC Feather Switch
OMCR Interface
Path: View->Configuration Management ->RNC NE->RNC Ground Resource
Management->Transmission Confi guration->NE Information Configuration->RNC:xx -
>Adjacent RNC Office-> Rnc Confi g
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the feature of neighbouri ng RNC.
Bit4=0 means DSCR is not used for inter-RNC handover of HSPA service;
Bit4=1 means DSCR may be used for inter-RNC handover of HSPA service.
12.1.2.46 Maximum Bit Rate on UL DCH for NRT PS RAB in Serving Cell
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Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>Maximum Bit Rate on UL DCH for NRT PS RAB in Serving Cell
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates the maximum bit rate on UL DCH all owed i n serving cell for an
NRT PS domain RAB.
12.1.2.47 Maximum Bit Rate on DL DCH for NRT PS RAB in Serving Cell
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell ->
Maximum Bit Rate on DL DCH for NRT PS RAB in Servi ng Cell
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates the maximum bit rate on DL DCH all owed i n serving cell for an
NRT PS domain RAB.
12.1.2.48 Maximum Bit Rate on UL DCH for RT PS RAB in Serving Cell
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell ->
Maximum Bit Rate on UL DCH for RT PS RAB in Servi ng Cell
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates the maximum bit rate on UL DCH all owed i n serving cell for an
RT PS domai n RAB.
12.1.2.49 Maximum Bit Rate on DL DCH for RT PS RAB in Serving Cell
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell ->
Maximum Bit Rate on DL DCH for RT PS RAB in Servi ng Cell
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates the maximum bit rate on DL DCH all owed i n serving cell for an
RT PS domai n RAB.
12.1.2.50 Maximum Bit Rate on E-DCH for RT PS RAB in Serving Cell
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Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell ->
Maximum Bit Rate on E-DCH for RT PS RAB in Serving Cell
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the maximum bit rate on E-DCH allowed in servi ng cell for an
RT PS domai n RAB.
12.1.2.51 Maximum Bit Rate on E-DCH for NRT PS RAB in Serving Cell
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell ->
Maximum Bit Rate on E-DCH for NRT PS RAB in Serving Cell
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the maximum bit rate on E-DCH allowed in servi ng cell for an
RT PS domai n RAB.
12.1.2.52 Maximum Bit Rate on UL DCH for NRT PS RAB in DRNC Cell
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management->External UTRAN Cell-> External UTRAN Cell XXX->Modify Advanced
Parameter-> Maximum Bit Rate on UL DCH for NRT PS RAB in External UTRAN Cell
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the maximum bit rate on UL DCH all owed in DRNC cell for an
NRT PS domain RAB.
12.1.2.53 Maximum Bit Rate on DL DCH for NRT PS RAB in DRNC Cell
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> External UTRAN Cell-> External UTRAN Cell XXX ->Modi fy Advanced
Parameter-> Maximum Bit Rate on DL DCH for NRT PS RAB in External UTRAN Cell
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the maximum bit rate on DL DCH all owed in DRNC cell for an
NRT PS domain RAB.
12.1.2.54 Maximum Bit Rate on UL DCH for RT PS RAB in DRNC Cell
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Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management-> External UTRAN Cell -> External UTRAN Cell XXX ->Modi fy Advanced
Parameter-> Maximum Bit Rate on UL DCH for RT PS RAB in External UTRAN Cell
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the maximum bit rate on UL DCH all owed in DRNC cell for an
RT PS domai n RAB.
12.1.2.55 Maximum Bit Rate on DL DCH for RT PS RAB in DRNC Cell
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> External UTRAN Cell-> External UTRAN Cell XXX ->Modi fy Advanced
Parameter-> Maximum Bit Rate on DL DCH for RT PS RAB in External UTRAN Cell
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the maximum bit rate on DL DCH all owed in DRNC cell for an
RT PS domai n RAB.
12.1.2.56 Maximum Bit Rate on E-DCH for NRT PS RAB in DRNC Cell
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> External UTRAN Cell-> External UTRAN Cell XXX ->Modi fy Advanced
Parameter-> Maximum Bit Rate on E-DCH for NRT PS RAB in External UTRAN Cell
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the maximum bit rate on UL E-DCH allowed in DRNC cell for
an NRT PS domain RAB.
12.1.2.57 Maximum Bit Rate on E-DCH for RT PS RAB in DRNC Cell
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management-> External UTRAN Cell -> External UTRAN Cell XXX ->Modi fy Advanced
Parameter-> Maximum Bit Rate on E-DCH for RT PS RAB in External UTRAN Cell
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the maximum bit rate on UL E-DCH allowed in DRNC cell for
an RT PS domain RAB.
12.1.2.58 Switch of CS 64kbps Establishment
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Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates whether establishi ng traffic CS 64kbps in serving cell is
allowed or not.
12.1.2.59 Swithc of CS 64kbps Establishment for External UTRAN Cell
OMCR Interface
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whet her establishing traffic CS 64kbps in external UTRAN cell
is allowed or not.
12.1.2.60 Primary CPICH Power Configuration
OMC Path
Interface Path: View-> View->Confi guration Management ->RNC ME->RNC Radio
Resource Management->External Utran Cell-> External Utran Cell XXX->Gl obal Else->
Primary CPICH Power
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the value of PCPICH transmission power.
12.1.2.61 Neighbouring Cell Monitoring Support Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> RNC Configuration Supplement Information -> Neighbouri ng Cell
Monitori ng Support Indicator
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether RNC supports nei ghbouring cell monitori ng.
0 means not supported, 1 means supported,
12.2 Inter-Frequency Handover Parameters
12.2.1 Parameter List
Field Name Name on the Interface
MeasPrio Measurement Priority of Nei ghbori ng Cell
ULMaxSIR Maximum Uplink SIR Target
UlBlerHoSwch UL BLER Switch for handover

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UlPwrHoSwch UE Tx Power Switch for handover
DlPwrHoSwch DL Tx Power Switch for handover
UseOfHCS Use of HCS
HcsPrio(utranCell) HCS_PRIO
HcsPrio(externalUtranCell ) HCS_PRIO
Tfast Tfast
Nfast Nfast
Tslowj udge Tslowj udge
Tslow Tslow
Nslow Nslow
InterHoTactic Inter- frequency Handover Tactic
FilterCoeff(Inter) Filter Coefficient
ThreshUsedFreq[MAX_INTER_
MEAS_EVENT]
Absolute Threshol d of the Quality of the Currently
Used Frequency for 2B/2D/2F
Wused[MAX_INTER_MEAS_EV
ENT]
Weight of the Currently Used Frequency for
2A/2B/2D/2F
Hysteresis[MAX_INTER_MEAS
_EVENT]
Hysteresis
TrigTime[MAX_INTER_MEAS_E
VENT]
Time to Trigger
ThreshNoUsedFreq[MAX_INTE
R_MEAS_EVENT]
Absolute Threshol d of the Quality of the Non-used
Frequency for 2A/2B/2C/2E
WNoUsed[MAX_INTER_MEAS_
EVENT]
Weight of the Non-used Frequency for
2A/2B/2C/2E
PrdRptInterval Reporting Interval in Period Report Criteria
ShareCover Share Cover Indication
MaxDlDpchPwr DPCH Maximum DL Power
TrfCatInterMIdx(CInter)
Inter-frequency Measurement Configuration Index
Relat ed to Traffic Category
TrfCatInterMIdx(utranCell)
InterMeasCfgNo Inter-frequency Measurement Configuration Index
MeaEvt Id[MAX_INTER_MEAS_
EVENT]
Inter-frequency Event Identity
TrfCategory
Service and Bearer Type Used for Differentiating
Handover Configuration
EvtMeasEcNo
UE Inter-frequency Event Measurement
Confi guration Index for CPICH Ec/No
EvtMeasRSCP
UE Inter-frequency Event Measurement
Confi guration Index for CPICH RSCP
InterMeasCfgNote Function of Configuration Paramet ers
MeasRptTrMod Measurement Report Transfer Mode
UTRACarri erRSSI UTRA Carri er RSSI
FreqQualEst
Carrier Frequency Quality Estimation Reporting
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CellSynRptInd
Cell Synchronization Information Reporting
Indicator
CIdRptInd Cell ID Reporting Indicator
EcN0RptInd CPICH Ec/No Reporting Indicat or
RscpRpt Ind CPICH RSCP Reporting Indicator
PathlossRpt Ind Pathloss reporting indicator
RptCrt Report Criteri a
MeasQuantity Measurement quantity
MeasEvt Num Event Number of Inter-frequency Measurement
StateMode
UE State Indicator Used for UTRAN Neighboring
Cell Configuration
ReadSFNInd Read SFN Indicator
InterHoMth Inter-frequency Handover Method
NonIntraMeasQuan
UTRAN Measurement Quantity for Inter-frequency
and Inter-RAT measurements
PrdMeasEcNo
UE Periodic Measurement Configuration Index for
CPICH Ec/No
PrdMeasRSCP
UE Periodic Measurement Configuration Index for
CPICH RSCP
PrdRptAmount Amount of Reporting in Period Report Criteria
UseOfHCS(UtranRelati on) Use of HCS
PcpichPwrPre Primary CPICH Power Configuration Tag
PcpichPwr Primary CPICH Power
AmrIfHoSwch AMR Int er Frequency Handover Switch
R99Rt IfHoSwch R99 RT Inter Frequency Handover Switch
R99NrtIfHoSwch R99 NRT Inter Frequency Handover Switch
HsdpaIfHoSwch HSDPA Inter Frequency Handover Switch
HsupaIfHoSwch HSUPA Inter Frequency Handover Switch
CompMdCfgStra Compressed Mode Configuration Strategy
IfOrRat HoSwch Inter Frequency or Inter RAT Handover Switch
12.2.2 Parameter Configuration
12.2.2.1 Measurement Priority of Neighboring Cell
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Ut ran Cell XXX->Neighbouri ng Cell ->Nei ghbouring Cell XXX-
> Measurement Priority of Nei ghboring Cell
Parameter Confi guration

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The priority of a nei ghbouring cell can be set to 0, 1, and 2, of which, 0 represents the
highest priority and 2 represents the lowest priority. The priority of the neighbouring is
set by the configuration personnel according to the si gnal strengt h and the distance of
the neighbori ng cell.
12.2.2.2 Maximum Uplink SIR Target
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Power Control Related to Service and
Di versity Mode->Maximum Uplink SIR Target(dB)
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the maximum target signal-to-i nterference ratio (SIR) of the
uplink.
When the uplink SIR is already in the maximum threshold, if certain error packets are
still detected, the power control will become invalid because the SIR cannot be furt her
adjusted upwards. If the UL BLER switch for handover has been opened, the RNC will
initiate the compressed mode and the i nter -frequency measurement.
12.2.2.3 UL BLER Switch for Handover
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>UL BLER Swich for Handover
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the handover switch based on upli nk block error rate (BLER).
When the switch is on, if the uplink BLER arri ves at the threshol d, RNC will initiate
compressed mode and the inter-frequency measurement.
12.2.2.4 UL Tx Power Switch for Handover
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>UE Tx Power Switch for Handover
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This parameter indicates the handover switch based on uplink transmit power. When the
switch is on, if the uplink transmit power arri ves at the threshol d, RNC will initiate the
compressed mode and the inter-frequency measurement.
12.2.2.5 DL Tx Power Switch for Handover
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell ->
DL Tx Power Switch for Handover
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the handover switch based on downlink transmit power. When
the switch is on, if the downlink transmit power arri ves at the threshold, RNC will initiate
the compressed mode and the inter-frequency measurement.
12.2.2.6 Use of HCS(UtranCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>Use of HCS
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether the HCS function is used.
12.2.2.7 Use of HCS(UtranRelation)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View-> Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Neighbouring Cell->Nei ghbouring Cell
XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Use of HCS
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether the HCS function is used.
12.2.2.8 HCS_PRIO(utranCell)
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Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>HCS_PRIO
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the HCS priority level of the utran cell. 7 represents the highest
priority and 0 represents the lowest priority. A cell with a higher priority often provi des a
smaller coverage and a cell with a lower priority offers a larger coverage.
12.2.2.9 HCS_PRIO(externalUtranCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->External Utran Cell->External Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced
Parameter->Utran Cell->HCS_PRIO
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the HCS priority level of t he neighbouri ng cell. 7 represents the
highest priority and 0 represents the lowest pri ority. A cell with a higher pri ority often
provides a smaller coverage and a cell with a lower pri ority often offers a l arger
coverage.
12.2.2.10 Tfast
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>Tfast(s)
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whet her the UE is in the high-speed movi ng state in
combinati on with the parameter Nfast. If the best cell changes Nfast times within the
peri od speci fied by Tfast, the UE is judged to move in a high speed.
12.2.2.11 Nfast
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
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Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whet her the UE is in the high-speed movi ng state in
combinati on with the parameter Nfast. If the best cell changes Nfast times within the
peri od speci fied by Tfast, the UE is judged to move in a high speed.
12.2.2.12 Tslowjudge
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>Tslowjudge(s)
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the peri od of the timer to judge that the UE is moving at a low
speed. If the number of times that the UE changes its cell withi n the time specifi ed by
Tslowjudge is less than NSlow and the di fference between time when the best cell is
changed for the last time and the current time is more than Tslow, the UE is judged to
move in a low speed.
12.2.2.13 Tslow
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>Tslow(s)
Parameter Confi guration
This paramet er indicates the mi nimum time i nterval between the Tslowjudge expi ration
and the last best cell change. See the description of the Tslowjudge parameter for its
functions.
12.2.2.14 Nslow
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>Nslow
Parameter Confi guration

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This parameter indicates the maximum number of best cell changes withi n the time
specified by Tslowjudge. See the description of the Tslowjudge paramet er for its
functions.
12.2.2.15 Inter- frequency Handover Tactic
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell ->
Inter- frequency Handover Tactic
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the event that is used to trigger the inter -frequency handover.
The default val ue of the parameter is 2A, that is, the handover can be triggered when
the conditions for best carri er frequency change are satisfied.
12.2.2.16 Filter Coefficient(Inter)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frequence Mesurement
Confi guration-> Filter Coefficient
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the filtering factor that UE performs the L3 filtering on the
measurement results of the inter-frequency measurement. The small er the val ue of the
filteri ng factor is, the larger effect the current measurement result will have on the
measurement result reported to RNC (peri odical report) or the judgment (event report).
12.2.2.17 Absolute Threshold of the Quality of the Currently Used Frequency for
2B/2D/2F
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frequence Mesurement
Confi guration-> Absolute Threshold of the Quality of the Currently Used Frequency for 2B/2D/2F
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the absolut e threshold that should be configured for event
2b/2d/ 2f (used when judging the quality of the currently used carri er frequency).

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In the case of event 2B, the l ess the threshold confi gured, the more di fficult the event 2B
been triggered.
In the case of event 2D, the less the threshold confi gured, the more difficult the event 2D
been triggered.
In the case of event 2F, the less the threshold configured, the easier the event 2B been
triggered.
12.2.2.18 Weight of the Currently Used Frequency for 2A/2B/2D/2F
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frequence Mesurement
Confi guration-> Weight of the Currently Used Frequency for 2A/2B/2D/2F
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter is used for quality judgment of the currently used carrier frequency. It
indicates the weight of the best RNC in the quality judgment (only for event 2a/2b/2d/2f)
and is rel ated to the measurement quantity and the event type.
12.2.2.19 Amount of Reporting in Period Report Criteria
OMC Path
Interface Path: View-> Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frequence Mesurement
Confi guration-> Amount of Reporting in Peri od Report Criteria
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the times of the periodical reports to be reported. In the case of
the UE side, the val ue is used for the determi nation of whether to report the
measurement report in reporti ng the peri odical report. If t he UE detects that the times of
event reporti ng exceeds the val ue of Amount of reporting, UE stops reporting the
measurement results.
12.2.2.20 Hysteresis(Inter)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frequence Mesurement
Confi guration-> Hysteresis

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Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the hysteresis used when judging whether to trigger the event.
This parameter avoids the trigger status change due to very small change. Different
events are confi gured separately and the events can be confi gured with di fferent values.
If a small hysteresis is confi gured, the corresponding event will be report ed in a higher
probability; and vice versa.
12.2.2.21 Time to Trigger(Inter)
OMC Path
Path:View->Confi guration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource Management-
>Modify Advanced Paramet er->UE Int er-frequence Mesurement Confi guration-> Time to
Trigger
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the time difference between the time that the event generation
is detected and the time that the event is reported. The event is triggered and the
measurement report is reported only when the event generation is detected and still
meets the requirements of event triggering aft er Time to trigger.
The larger the val ue is, the stricter the judgment is for the event to be triggered. The
parameter shoul d be set according to the actual requi rements.
12.2.2.22 Absolute Threshold of the Quality of the Non-used Frequency for 2B/2C/2E
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frequence Mesurement
Confi guration->Absolute Threshold of the Quality of the Non-used Frequency for
2B/2C/2E
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the absolut e threshold that should be configured for event
2b/2c/2e (used when judging the quality of the non-used frequency).
In the case of event 2b, the less the threshol d configured, the more di fficult the event 2B
been triggered.
In the case of event 2c, the larger the threshol d configured, the more difficult the event
2c been tri ggered.

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In the case of event 2E, the larger the threshold confi gured, the easier the event 2E
been triggered.
12.2.2.23 Weight of the Non-used Frequency for 2A/2B/2C/2E
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frequence Mesurement
Confi guration->Weight of the Non-used Frequency for 2A/2B/2C/2E
Parameter Confi guration
This paramet er is used for quality judgment of the currently non-used frequency. It
indicates the wei ght of the best RNC in the quality judgment (only for event 2a/2b/2c/2e)
and is rel ated to the measurement quantity and the event type.
12.2.2.24 Reporting Interval in Period Report Criteria
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frequence Mesurement
Confi guration->Reporting Interval in Peri od Report Criteri a(ms)
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the interval of peri odical reporting specifi ed in the periodical
reporting criteria. In the case of the peri odical report, the UE reports the inter-frequency
measurement results in the period indicated by the parameter.
12.2.2.25 Share Cover Indication
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell ->Utran Cell XXX->Nei ghbouring Cell ->Nei ghbouring Cell XXX
-> Share Cover Indication
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter describes the neighboring relationship of the current cell and the
neighboring cell. The relationship between the neighbouring cell and the current cell may
be Neighbor, Overlap, Covers, or Contained in.

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12.2.2.26 DPCH Maximum DL Power
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Power Control Related to Service and
Di versity Mode->DPCH Maximum DL Power
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the maximum downli nk transmit power of DPCH.
When the downlink inner loop power cont rol is performed, the new transmit power must
be smaller than or equal to the confi gured DPCH Maximum DL Power.
If the DL Tx Power Switch for Handover (DlPwrHoSwch) is open, the RNC j udges the
downlink code power (DTCP) in the dedicated measurement report of the NodeB. That
is, when the DTCP arri ves at a certain threshol d, the inter-frequency handover is
triggered.
12.2.2.27 Inter-frequency Measurement Configuration Index Related to Traffic
Category(CInter)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modify Advanced Parameter-> UE Inter-frequency Measurement
Relati ve to Traffic Category Confi guration Information -> Inter-frequency Measurement
Confi guration Index Rel ated to Traffic Category
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the index of the inter-frequency measurement confi guration
based on traffic type. Each traffic type corresponds to a unique inter -frequency
confi guration. If multiple sets of handover paramet ers are configured, each cell should
use a different index. Hence, the inter-frequency handover parameters of the cells may
be di fferent.
12.2.2.28 Inter-frequency Measurement Configuration Index Related to Traffic
Category(UtranCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell ->
Inter-frequency Measurement Configuration Index Rel ated to Traffic Cat egory

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Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the index of the inter-frequency measurement confi guration
based on traffic type. Each traffic type corresponds to a unique i nter-frequency
confi guration. If multiple sets of handover paramet ers are configured, each cell should
use a different index. Hence, the inter-frequency handover parameters of the cells may
be di fferent.
12.2.2.29 Inter-frequency Measurement Configuration Index
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Int er-frequency Measurement Confi guration Index
Parameter Confi guration
Each inter-frequency measurement confi guration with di fferent measurement purpose
and measurement quantity is assigned with a unique inter -frequency measurement
confi guration index. This parameter indicates the index of the inter -frequency
measurement configuration. This configuration index is cited in the table Inter -frequency
measurement confi guration rel ationshi p of the service type-related UE.
That is, the paramet er Inter-frequency Measurement Configuration Index Related to
Traffic Category (namely TrfCatIntraMIdx) is cited in the advanced parameters of the
servi ng cell and di fferent Inter-frequency Measurement Configuration Indexes
(namely IntraMeasCfgNo) can be selected aiming at the specific service type,
measurement obj ecti ve, and measurement quantity. This parameter can be used to
meet various requirements of net work pl anning.
12.2.2.30 Inter-frequency Event Identity
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Int er-frequency event identity
Parameter Confi guration
This paramet er indicates the identi fy of the event triggered by the inter -frequency
measurement (2a~2f).

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12.2.2.31 Service and Bearer Type Used for Differentiating Handover Configuration
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frequency Measurement
Relati ve to Traffic Category Configuration Information->Service and Bearer Type Used
for Di fferentiating Handover Configuration
Parameter Confi guration
All the services are classified into eight categories according to the real -time attribute of
services, channel type, and service quantity. This parameter indicates the service and
bearer type. The handover parameters can be configured flexibly for di fferent scenari os
and the paramet ers may have di fferent handover tri gger threshol ds and hysteresis.
The val ue 0xff (Not Related to Service Type) is exclusively used in the measurement of
the detected set.
Table 12-2 Service Type Related UE Inter-frequency Measurement Parameter
Confi gurationDefault Value
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2

D
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a
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V
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3

D
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V
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4

D
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V
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5

D
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V
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6

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V
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7

D
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V
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8

D
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TrfCatInterMIdx 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
TrfCategory 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 0xff
PrdMeasEcNo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
EvtMeasEcNo 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
PrdMeasRSCP 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
EvtMeasRSCP 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
12.2.2.32 UE Inter-frequency Event Measurement Configuration Index for CPICH
Ec/No
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frequency Measurement
Relati ve to Traffic Cat egory Configuration Information->UE Int er-frequency Event
Measurement Confi guration Index for CPICH Ec/No
Parameter Confi guration

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This parameter indicates the index of the inter-frequency measurement confi guration for
event reporti ng judgment by the UE when the measurement quantity is CPICH Ec/No.
12.2.2.33 UE Inter-frequency Event Measurement Configuration Index for CPICH
RSCP
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frequency Measurement
Relati ve to Traffic Cat egory Configuration Information->UE Int er-frequency Event
Measurement Confi guration Index for CPICH RSCP
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the i ndex of the inter-frequency measurement confi guration in
event reporti ng judgment by the UE when the measurement quantity is CPICH RSCP.
12.2.2.34 Period Report Configuration Index for CPICH Ec/No
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modify Advanced Parameter-> UE Inter-frequency Measurement
Relati ve to Traffic Category -> UE Peri od Report Configuration Index for CPICH Ec/No
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the index of the inter-frequency measurement confi guration for
peri odic reporting by the UE when the measurement quantity is CPICH Ec/No.
12.2.2.35 Period Report Configuration Index for CPICH RSCP
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modify Advanced Parameter-> UE Inter-frequency Measurement
Relati ve to Traffic Category->UE Peri od Measurement Report Configuration Index for
CPICH RSCP
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the index of the inter-frequency measurement confi guration for
peri odic reporting by the UE when the measurement quantity is CPICH Ec/No.
12.2.2.36 Function of Configuration Parameters
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Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Function of Confi guration Parameters
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the purpose and functions of the set of inter -frequency
measurement confi guration parameters.
12.2.2.37 Measurement Report Transfer Mode
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Measurement Report Transfer Mode
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the transfer mode of the measurement quantity: acknowledge
mode or unacknowledged mode.
12.2.2.38 UTRA Carrier RSSI
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> UTRA Carri er RSSI
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether to report the UTRA Carrier RSSI.
12.2.2.39 Carrier Frequency Quality Estimation Reporting Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Carri er Frequency Quality Estimation Reporting Indicator
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether to report the carrier frequency quality estimation val ue.

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12.2.2.40 Cell Synchronization Information Reporting Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frquence Measurement
Confi guration->Cell Synchronization Information Reporting Indicat or
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether to report the cell synchronization information in the
inter-frequency measurement.
12.2.2.41 Cell ID Reporting Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frquence Measurement
Confi guration->Cell ID Reporting Indicat or
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whet her to report the cell identity in the inter-frequency
measurement.
12.2.2.42 CPICH Ec/No Reporting Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> CPICH Ec/No Reporting Indicator
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether the UE shoul d report the measurement results whose
measurement quantity is CPICH Ec/No.
This parameter is associated with the parameter MeasQuantity. When MeasQuanti ty is
set to 0, the parameter EcN0RptInd must be set to TRUE.
12.2.2.43 CPICH RSCP Reporting Indicator
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Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> CPICH RSCP Reporting Indicat or
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether the UE shoul d report the measurement results whose
measurement quantity is CPICH RSCP.
This parameter is associated with the parameter MeasQuantity. When MeasQuanti ty is
set to 1, the parameter RscpRptInd must be set to TRUE.
12.2.2.44 Pathloss reporting indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Pathloss reporting indicator
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether the UE shoul d report the measurement results whose
measurement quantity is pathloss.
12.2.2.45 Report Criteria
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Report Criteria
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the criteria of reporting the inter -frequency measurement,
including the Event Reporting and peri odical reporting.
12.2.2.46 Measurement quantity
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Measurement quantity

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Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates the measurement quantity of the inter-frequency measurement
that UE performs. After a new inter-frequency measurement confi guration i ndex is
added, the measurement quantity is fixed if the function of the set of the inter-frequency
measurement parameters is selected. For example, when the parameter
InterMeasCfgNote is set to UE Inter-frequency Event Report Parameters for CPICH
RSCP, the value of MeasQuantity is automatically set to the corresponding CPICH
RSCP.
12.2.2.47 Event Number of Inter-frequency Measurement
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frquence Measurement
Confi guration-> Event Number of Inter-frequency Measurement
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the number of events that shoul d be configured for the index of
the inter-frequency measurement confi guration for a certai n purpose.
12.2.2.48 UE State Indicator Used for UTRAN Neighboring Cell Configuration
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Neighbouring Cell ->Nei ghouring Cell XXX -
>UE State Indicat or Used for UTRAN Neighboring Cell Configuration
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the UE status applied to the nei ghbori ng cell. When the
neighbouri ng cell is configured by status, the neighbouri ng cells list used for reselection
in nondedicat ed mode and the neighbouri ng cells list for handover in dedicated mode
are di fferenti ated as follows:
When SIB11 is to be sent, the UE sel ects the cell that supports the idl e state or the
connected (Non-Cell_DCH) state from the nei ghbori ng cells list and fills in SIB11.
When SIB12 is to be sent, the cells that support the connected (Non-Cell _DCH) state
are selected from the neighboring cells list and are filled in SIB12;
When the measurement control message is to be sent, the cells that support the
Cell_DCH state are selected from the nei ghboring cells list.

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12.2.2.49 Read SFN Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Neighbouring Cell->Nei ghbouring Cell
XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Read SFN Indicator
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether to read the SFN of the neighbouri ng cell.
Generally, the parameter is set to True for intra-frequency neighbouring cells and False
for inter-frequency neighbouri ng cells.
12.2.2.50 Inter-frequency Handover Method
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>Inter-frequency Handover Method
Parameter Confi guration
The parameter indicates the i nter-frequency handover method (periodical method or
event method) that shoul d be used in the current cell. The event method is
recommended.
12.2.2.51 UTRAN Measurement Quantity for Inter-frequency and Inter-RAT
Measurements
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>UTRAN Measurement Quantity for Int er-frequency and Inter-RAT Measurements
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the UTRAN measurement quantity (Ec/No or RSCP) for the
inter-frequency and inter-RAT measurements. The measurement quantity RSCP is
recommended.
12.2.2.52 Primary CPICH Power Configuration Tag
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Interface Path: View-> View->Confi guration Management ->RNC ME->RNC Radio
Resource Management->External Utran Cell-> External Utran Cell XXX->Gl obal Else->
Primary CPICH Power Configuration Tag
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether PCPICH transmission power is confi gured.
PCPICH transmission power is vali d when this parameter is set True. Otherwise,
PCPICH transmission power is invalid.
12.2.2.53 Primary CPICH Power Configuration
OMC Path
Interface Path: View-> View->Confi guration Management ->RNC ME->RNC Radio
Resource Management->External Utran Cell-> External Utran Cell XXX->Gl obal Else->
Primary CPICH Power
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the value of PCPICH transmission power.
12.2.2.54 AMR Inter Frequency Handover Switch
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->RNC Configuration Suppl ement
Information ->AMR Inter Frequency Handover Switch
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether AMR inter-frequency handover allowed or not.
12.2.2.55 R99 RT Inter Frequency Handover Switch
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->RNC Configuration Suppl ement
Information ->R99 RT Int er Frequency Handover Switch
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether R99 RT inter-frequency handover allowed or not.
12.2.2.56 R99 NRT Inter Frequency Handover Switch
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Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->RNC Configuration Suppl ement
Information ->R99 NRT Inter Frequency Handover Switch
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether R99 NRT i nter-frequency handover allowed or not.
12.2.2.57 HSDPA Inter Frequency Handover Switch
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> RNC Confi guration Suppl ement Information ->HSDPA Inter Frequency
Handover Switch
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether HSDPA inter-frequency handover allowed or not.
12.2.2.58 HSUPA Inter Frequency Handover Switch
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> RNC Confi guration Suppl ement Information ->HSUPA Inter Frequency
Handover Switch
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether HSUPA inter-frequency handover allowed or not.
12.2.2.59 Compressed Mode Configuration Strategy
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management-> Modify Advanced Parameter->RNC Radi o Resource Management-
>Compressed Mode Confi guration Strategy
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates whether inter-frequency and i nter-rat compressed mode will be
confi gured to UE simultaneously or not, when inter-frequency cells and inter-rat
neighboring cells exist.
0: Configure Inter-Frequency and Inter-Rat Compressed Mode Simultaneously
1: Configure Inter-Frequency and Inter-Rat Compressed Mode Individually

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12.2.2.60 Inter Frequency or Inter RAT Handover Switch
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management->Utran Cell ->Utran Cell XXX->Modify Advanced Parameter->Ut ran Cell-
>Inter Frequency or Inter RAT Handover Switch
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates how to perform nei ghbor measurement if a cell has both inter -
frequency and inter-RAT cells as its neighbors.
0: Turn off Inter-frequency and Inter-RAT Handover
1: Only Inter Frequency
2: Only Inter Rat
3: Inter Frequency is Prior to Inter Rat
12.3 SRNC Relocation Parameters
12.3.1 Parameter List
Parameter Field Name Name on the Interface
Trelocprep SRNC Wait Time for Rel ocation Preparation (100ms)
Trelocoverall SRNC Overall Protecti ve Time for Rel ocation (100ms)
CsReDel ayTimer Timer of Rel ocation Delay for CS Service
PsReDelayTimer Timer of Rel ocation Delay for PS Service
Tdatafwd Maximum Time for Forwardi ng GTP-PDU Data in SRNC
12.3.2 Parameter Configuration
12.3.2.1 SRNC Wait Time for Relocation Preparation
OMC Path
Interface Path: view->Confi guration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Paramet er->Iu Interface Ti mers and Constants->SRNC
Wait Time for Relocation Preparation(100ms)
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter specifi es the maximum time for Rel ocation Preparation procedure in the
source RNC after the SRNC successfully sends the RELOCATION REQUIRED

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message to the CN. If the SRNC fails to recei ve the RELOCATION COMMAND
message within the time specifi ed by the paramet er, the timer is judged as expiry and
the relocation is canceled.
12.3.2.2 SRNC Overall Protective Time for Relocation
OMC Path
Interface Path: view->Confi guration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Paramet er->Iu Interface Ti mers and Constants->SRNC
Overall Protecti ve Time for Relocation(100ms)
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter specifi es the maximum time for the initiation of the Iu release by the CN
after the SRNC recei ves the RELOCATION COMMAND message. If the CN fails to
initate the Iu release within the time speci fied by the parameter, the timer is judged as
expiry and the SRNC initiat es the Iu release instead.
12.3.2.3 Timer of Relocation Delay for CS Service
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Ground Resource
Management->Transmission Confi guration->NE Information Configuration->RNC:xx -
>Adjacent RNC Office-> RNC Config ->Timer of Relocation Del ay for CS Service
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter is applicable to CS services. It indicates the delay of initiating the
relocation procedure aft er the link at the S side is deleted.
12.3.2.4 Timer of Relocation Delay for PS Service
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Ground Resource
Management->Transmission Confi guration->NE Information Configuration->RNC:xx -
>Adjacent RNC Office-> RNC Config -> Timer of Rel ocation Delay for PS Service
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter is applicable to PS services. It indicates the delay of initiating the
relocation procedure aft er the link at the S side is deleted.

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12.3.2.5 Maximum Time for Forwarding GTP-PDU Data in SRNC
OMC Path
Interface Path: view->Confi guration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Iu Interface Timers and Constants-
>Maximum Ti me for Forwarding GTP-PDU Data in SRNC(100ms)
Parameter Confi guration
This paramet er speci fies the maximum time for GTP-PDU forwardi ng at the source RNC
duri ng relocation of SRNS.
12.4 Inter-RAT Handover Parameters
12.4.1 Parameter List
Field Name Name on the Interface
MeasPrio Measurement Priority of Nei ghbori ng GSM Cell
RatHoTactic Inter-Rat Handover Tactic
UlBlerHoSwch UL BLER Switch for handover
DlPwrHoSwch DL Tx Power Switch for handover
UlPwrHoSwch UE Tx Power Switch for handover
Thresh[MAX_RAT_MEAS_EVE
NT]
Absolute Threshol d of the Quality of UTRAN Cell
for 3A
W[MAX_RAT_MEAS_EVENT] Weight of the UTRAN System for 3A
ThreshSys[MAX_RAT_MEAS_E
VENT]
Absolute Threshol d of the Quality of Other RAT for
3A/3B/3C
Hysteresis[MAX_RAT_MEAS_E
VENT]
Hysteresis
TrigTime[MAX_RAT_MEAS_EV
ENT]
Time to Trigger
TrfCatRatMIdx(CRat )
Inter-RAT Measurement Configuration Index
Relat ed to Traffic Category
TrfCatRatMIdx(utranCell)
TrfCategory
Service and Bearer Type Used for Differentiating
Handover Configuration
EvtMeasRSCP
UE Event Report Configuration Index for Own
System CPICH RSCP
InterRatCfgNo Inter-RAT Measurement Configuration Index
InterRatCfgNote Function of Configuration Paramet ers
MeasRptTrMod Measurement Report Transfer Mode
FilterCoeff(Rat) UTRAN Filter Coefficient(Rat)
OwnMeasQuantity UTRAN Measurement quantity

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GsmFilterCoeff GSM Filter Coefficient(Rat)
BSICVeri Req GSM BSIC Veri fication Required Indicatior
UtranEstQual UTRAN Quality Estimation Reporting Indicator
GsmCarrRSSIInd GSM Carrier RSSI Reporting Indicator
GeranCell Ind GERAN Cell Indicat or
RptCrt Report Criteri a
Event Num Inter-RAT Measurement Event Number
Event Id
[MAX_RAT_MEAS_EVENT]
Inter-RAT Event Identity
Cell Indi vOffset(gsmRel ation) Cell indi vi dual offset(gsmRelati on)
GsmStateMode
UE State Indicator Used for GSM Nei ghbori ng Cell
Confi guration
GsmShareCover Share Cover Indication
NonIntraMeasQuan
UTRAN Measurement Quantity for Inter-frequency
and Inter-RAT Measurements
EvtMeasEcNo
UE Event Report Configuration Index for Own
System CPICH Ec/No
IntRatHoMth Inter-RAT Handover Method
PrdRptInterval
Periodical Report Confi guration Index for Own
System CPICH Ec/No
PrdRptAmount
Periodical Report Confi guration Index for Own
System CPICH RSCP
PrdMeasEcNo Amount of Reporting in Period Report Criteria
PrdMeasRSCP Reporting Interval in Period Report Criteria
UseOfHCS(gsmRelation) Use of HCS
HcsPrio (gsmRelati on) HCS_PRIO
PsInterSysHoSupp PS Inter-System Handover Indicator
DtmSuppInd Inter-System DTM Support Indicator
BscFeatSwitch Neighbouring BSC Feather Switch
LdBsdIntSysHOInd Loading based InterSys HO Support Indicator
CellLdInfoVldTim Duration of Vali d Cell Load Infor
GsmUlRt LdThrd GSM Uplink RT Load Threshold
GsmUlLdThrd GSM Uplink Load Threshold
GsmDlLdThrd GSM Downli nk Load Threshold
NaccSuppInd Nacc Support Indicator
HoToGsmPenTimer Handover to GSM Penalty Timer
ServBasedHoInd Service-Based Handover Support Indicator
ServHoSwch Service Handover Switch
ServHoComStra Service Handover Combi nation Strategy
AmrRatHoSwch AMR Int er Rat Handover Switch
R99RtRatHoSwch R99 RT Inter Rat Handover Switch
R99NrtRat HoSwch R99 NRT Inter Rat Handover Switch

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HsdpaRat HoSwch HSDPA Inter Rat Handover Switch
HsupaRat HoSwch HSUPA Inter Rat Handover Switch
T4StpIfMeaActRat
Timer for Stopping Int er-frequency Measurement
and Acti vating Inter-RAT Measurement
ServHoInd Service Handover Strategy Indicator
AmrServHoStra Service Handover Strategy of RNC for AMR
CS64ServHoStra Service Handover Strategy of RNC for CS64
PsRtServHoStra
Service Handover Strategy of RNC for PS RT
service
PsNrtServHoStra
Service Handover Strategy of RNC for PS NRT
service
TWaitContextReq Waiting Timer for SRNS Context Request
TWaitDataFwd
Waiting Timer for SRNS DATA FORWARD
COMMAND
TWaitRel Cmd Waiting Timer for IU RELEASE COMMAND
12.4.2 Parameter Configuration
12.4.2.1 Measurement Priority of Neighboring GSM Cell
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->GSM Nei ghbouring Cell->GSM
Neighbouring Cell XXX-> Measurement Priority of Nei ghbori ng GSMCell
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the measurement pri ority of the neighbori ng cell. 0 presents
the highest priority and 2 presents the lowest priority. This parameter should be
confi gured by the net work planni ng engineer accordi ng to the actual conditions of the
current net work, including the quality and geographic position of the i nter -RAT
neighbouri ng cell.
12.4.2.2 Inter-Rat Handover Tactic
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>Inter-RAT Handover Tactic
Parameter Confi guration

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This parameter indicates the measurement event type (3A or 3C) that is used to trigger
the inter-RAT handover.
Event 3C can be triggered when the quality of the inter -RAT carri er frequency signal is
higher than a certain value. In cont rast, the trigger of event 3A requi res an additional
condition, that is, the quality of the carrier frequency signal of the current RAT must be
less than a certai n value. Hence, the inter-RAT handover can be triggered more easily
when the parameter is set to 3C Event Trigger.
12.4.2.3 UL BLER Switch for Handover
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>UL BLER Swich for Handover
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the handover switch based on uplink BLER. When the switch is
on, the RNC will initiat e compressed mode and i nter -RAT measurement i f the upli nk
BLER quality arri ves at the threshol d.
12.4.2.4 DL Tx Power Switch for handover
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell ->
DL Tx Power Switch for Handover
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the handover switch based on downlink transmit power. When
the switch is on, the RNC will initiate compressed mode and inter-RAT measurement if
the downlink transmit power arri ves at the threshol d.
12.4.2.5 UE Tx Power Switch for handover
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell ->
UE Tx Power Switch for Handover
Parameter Confi guration

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This parameter indicates the handover switch based on uplink transmit power. When the
switch is on, the RNC will initiate compressed mode and inter-RAT measurement if the
uplink transmit power arri ves at the threshold.
12.4.2.6 Absolute Threshold of the Quality of UTRAN Cell for 3A
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-RAT Measurement Confi guration
Information->Absol ute Threshold of the Quality of UTRAN Cell for 3A
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates the absol ute threshol d of the UTRAN cell quality that is used
by UE to j udge event 3a. The range and unit of t he paramet er are related to the
measurement quantity of the cells of the UTRAN system.
The smaller the value confi gured, the more difficult the event 3a been reported.
12.4.2.7 Weight of the UTRAN System for 3A
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-RAT Measurement Confi guration
Information->Weight of the UTRAN System for 3A
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the wei ght of the best cell in the quality judgment of event 3a. It
is used in judgi ng the quality of the UTRAN system in inter-RAT measurement.
See the description of the formul a in Section 7. 1 for the effect of this parameter on the
inter-RAT measurement.
12.4.2.8 Absolute Threshold of the Quality of Other RAT for 3A/3B/3C
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-RAT Measurement Confi guration
Information-> Absolute Threshold of the Quality of Other RAT for 3A/3B/3C
Parameter Confi guration

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This parameter indicates the absolute threshol d used when j udging the quality of ot her
RAT configured for event 3a/3b/3c. The val ue range and unit of this parameter are
related to the measurement quantity of the cells of other systems. At present, the
measurement quantity can only be GSM Carri er RSSI of the GSM system, which
corresponds to the CPICH RSCP of the UMTS system. Hence, the val ue range and unit
of this parameter correspond to CPICH RSCP.
The larger the value configured, the more difficult event 3a/3b/3c be reported.
12.4.2.9 Hysteresis(Rat)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-RAT Measurement Confi guration
Information-> Hysteresis
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates the hysteresis used when judging whether the event meets the
conditions of been tri ggered.
This parameter is related to the measurement quantity and the event type. If a small
hysteresis is confi gured, the correspondi ng event will be reported in a high probability;
and vice versa.
12.4.2.10 Time to Trigger(Rat)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-RAT Measurement Confi guration
Information-> Time to Trigger
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the time difference between the time that the event generation
is detected and the time that the event is reported. The event can be triggered and
reported only when t he event is det ected and still meets all requi rements of event
triggering aft er Time to trigger.
The larger the val ue is, the stricter the judgment is for the event to be triggered. The
parameter shoul d be confi gured according to the actual requirements.

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12.4.2.11 Inter-RAT Measurement Configuration Index Related to Traffic
Category(Crat)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter-> UE Int er-Rat Measurement Relati ve to
Traffic Category Confi guration Informati on -> Inter-RAT Measurement Confi guration
Index Rel ated to Traffic Category
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the index of the inter-RAT measurement configuration based
on traffic type. Each traffic type corresponds to a unique inter-RAT measurement
confi guration i ndex. If multiple sets of handover parameters are configured, each cell
should use a different index. Hence, the inter-RAT handover parameters may be
different from each other.
12.4.2.12 Inter-RAT Measurement Configuration Index Related to Traffic
Category(UtranCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View-> Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell ->
Inter-RAT Measurement Configuration Index Rel ated to Traffic Category
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the index of the inter-RAT measurement configuration based
on traffic type. Each traffic type corresponds to a unique inter-RAT measurement
confi guration i ndex. If multiple sets of handover parameters are configured, each cell
should use a different index. Hence, the inter-RAT handover parameters may be
different from each other.
12.4.2.13 Service and Bearer Type Used for Differentiating Handover Configuration
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter-> UE Int er-Rat Measurement Relati ve to
Traffic Category Configuration Information -> Service and Bearer Type Used for
Differentiating Handover Configuration
Parameter Confi guration

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All the services are classified into eight categories according to the real -time attribute of
the services, channel type, and service quantity. This paramet er indicates the service
and bearer type. The handover parameters can be configured fl exibly for different
scenarios and the parameters may have di fferent handover tri gger threshol ds and
hysteresis.
The val ue 0xff (Not Related to Service Type) is exclusively used in the measurement of
the detected set.
Table 12-3 Service Type Related UE Inter-RAT Measurement Parameter Configuration
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TrfCatRatMIdx 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
TrfCategory 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 0xff
PrdMeasEcNo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
EvtMeasEcNo 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
PrdMeasRSCP 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
EvtMeasRSCP 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
12.4.2.14 UE Event Report Configuration Index for Own System CPICH RSCP
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter-> UE Int er-Rat Measurement Relati ve to
Traffic Category Confi guration Information ->UE Event Report Confi guration Index for
Own System CPICH RSCP
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the index of the i nter -RAT measurement configuration for event
reporting judgment by the UE when the UMTS measurement quantity is CPICH RSCP.
12.4.2.15 UE Event Report Configuration Index for Own System CPICH Ec/No
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter-> UE Int er-Rat Measurement Relati ve to

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Traffic Category Confi guration Information ->UE Event Report Confi guration Index for
Own System CPICH Ec/No
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the index of the i nter -RAT measurement configuration for event
reporting judgment by the UE when the UMTS measurement quantity is CPICH Ec/No
12.4.2.16 Inter-RAT Measurement Configuration Index
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-Rat Measurement Configuration-
> Inter-RAT Measurement Confi guration Index
Parameter Confi guration
Each inter-RAT measurement configuration with di fferent measurement purpose and
measurement quantity is assigned with a uni que inter -RAT measurement configuration.
This parameter i ndicates the index of the i nter -RAT measurement confi guration. This
confi guration i ndex is cited in the table Inter-RAT measurement confi guration
relationship of the service type-rel ated UE.
That is, the parameter Inter-RAT Measurement Configuration Index Related to
Traffic Category (namely TrfCat InterMIdx) is cited in the advanced parameter of the
servi ng cell and di fferent Inter-RAT Measurement Configuration Index (namely
InterMeasCfgNo) can be selected aiming at the specific service type, measurement
purpose, and measurement quantity. This parameter can be used to meet various
requirements of net work pl anni ng.
12.4.2.17 Function of Configuration Parameters
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-Rat Measurement Confi guration
Information-> Function of Configuration Parameters
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the purpose and functions of the set of int er-RAT measurement
confi guration parameters.

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12.4.2.18 Measurement Report Transfer Mode
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-Rat Measurement Confi guration
Information-> Measurement Report Transfer Mode
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the transfer mode of the measurement quantity: acknowledge
mode or unacknowledged mode.
12.4.2.19 UTRAN Filter Coefficient(Rat)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-Rat Mesurement Confi guration
Information->UTRAN Filter Coefficient
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the filtering factor that UE performs the L3 filtering on the
UTRAN measurement results of the int er-RAT measurement. The smaller the filtering
factor, the larger the effect of the measurement on the fi nal r esult.
12.4.2.20 UTRAN Measurement quantity
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-Rat Measurement Confi guration
Information->UTRAN Measurement quantity
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the measurement quantity of the int er-RAT measurement that
UE performs. After a new inter-RAT measurement configuration index is added, the
measurement quantity is fixed when the function of the set of the inter -RAT
measurement parameters is selected. For example, when the parameter
InterRatCfgNote is set to UE Event Report Parameters for Own System CPICH
RSCP, the value of UTRAN MeasQuantity is automatically set to the corresponding
CPICH RSCP.

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12.4.2.21 GSM Filter Coefficient(Rat)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-Rat Mesurement Confi guration
Information->GSM Filter Coefficient
Parameter Confi guration
This paramet er indicates the filteri ng factor that UE performs the L3 filtering on the GSM
measurement results of the inter-RAT measurement. The smaller the filteri ng factor, the
larger the effect of the measurement on the fi nal result.
12.4.2.22 GSM BSIC Verification Required Indicatior
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-Rat Mesurement Confi guration
Information-> GSM BSIC Veri fication Requi red Indicatior
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es whet her to confi rm the base station identificati on code (BSIC)
of GSM cells when performing the inter-RAT measurement.
12.4.2.23 GERAN Cell Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->External GSM Cell->GSM Cell XXX->GERAN Cell Indicator
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether the cell is a GERAn cell.
12.4.2.24 UTRAN Quality Estimation Reporting Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-Rat Mesurement Confi guration
Information-> UTRAN Quality Estimation Reporting Indicator

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Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether to report the quality estimation value of the UTRAN
system.
12.4.2.25 GSM Carrier RSSI Reporting Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-Rat Mesurement Confi guration
Information-> GSM Carrier RSSI Reporting Indicator
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whet her to report the recei ved signal strength indicat or (RSSI)
of GSM cells.
12.4.2.26 Report Criteria
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-Rat Measurement Confi guration
Information-> Report Crit eria
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the criteri a of reporting the inter-RAT measurement, including
the Event Reporting and Peri odical Reporting.
12.4.2.27 Inter-RAT Measurement Event Number
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-Rat Measurement Confi guration
Information-> Inter-RAT Measurement Event Number
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates the number of events that should be confi gured for the int er-
RAT measurement configuration index for a certai n purpose.

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12.4.2.28 Inter-RAT Event Identity
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->UE Inter-frquence Measurement
Confi guration Information-> Int er-RAT event identity
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the identity of the event triggered by the inter -RAT
measurement (3a~3d).
12.4.2.29 Cell individual offset(gsmRelation)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->GSM Cell ->GSM Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Paramet er->Cell Indi vi dual
Offset(dB)
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the indi vi dual offset of GSM cells. When the value is positi ve, a
positi ve value is added to the measurement result to be judged. If the val ue is negati ve,
a negati ve value is added to the measurement result to be judged. See the introduction
to inter-RAT measurement in section 7.1.1 for the effect of this parameter on the
measurement report.
Through the confi guration of the indi vidual offset of a singl e cell, the trigger difficulty of
the cell can be adjusted to meet the actual requirements of network planning, thus
avoiding the need to modify the global handover parameters.
12.4.2.30 UE State Indicator Used for GSM Neighboring Cell Configuration
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->GSM Nei ghbouring Cell->GSM
Neighbouring Cell XXX ->UE State Indicator Used for GSM Neighboring Cell
Confi guration
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the UE status appli ed to the GSM neighbori ng cell. When the
neighbouri ng cell is configured by status, the neighbouri ng cells list used for reselection

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in nondedicated mode and the neighbouri ng cells list used for handover in dedicated
mode are di fferentiated as follows:
When SIB11 is to be sent, the UE sel ects the cell that supports the idl e state or the
connected (Non-Cell_DCH) state from the nei ghbori ng cells list and fills in SIB11.
When SIB12 is to be sent, the UE selects the cell that supports the connected (Non-
Cell_DCH) state from the neighboring cells list and fills in SIB12;
When the measurement control message is to be sent, the UE selects the cell that
supports the Cell _DCH state from the nei ghbori ng cells list.
12.4.2.31 Share Cover Indication
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->GSM Nei ghbouring Cell->GSM
Neighbouring Cell XXX ->Share Cover Indication
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the neighboring rel ationshi p of the current cell and GSM
neighboring cell, including Nei ghbor, Overlap, Covers, and Contained in.
12.4.2.32 UTRAN Measurement Quantity for Inter-frequency and Inter-RAT
Measurements
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>UTRAN Measurement Quantity for Int er-frequency and Inter-RAT Measurements
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the UTRAN measurement quantity (Ec/No or RSCP) for int er-
frequency and inter-RAT measurements. The measurement quantity RSCP is
recommended.
12.4.2.33 Inter-RAT Handover Method
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell-
>Inter-RAT Handover Met hod

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Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the handover method of Inter-RAT Handover.At present, Inter-
RAT measurement supports only the handover modes reported through events. The
IntRatHoMth parameter is invalid.
12.4.2.34 Period Report Configuration Index for CPICH Ec/No
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter-> UE Int er-Rat Measurement Relati ve to
Traffic Category Confi guration Information -> Peri od Report Configuration Index for Own
System CPICH Ec/No
Parameter Confi guration
Only event report can be supported currently. So the following parameters for
peri odically report is invalid: PrdMeasEcNo(RAT), PrdMeasRSCP(RAT),
PrdRptAmount(RAT), PrdRpt Interval(RAT)
12.4.2.35 Period Report Configuration Index for CPICH RSCP
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter-> UE Int er-Rat Measurement Relati ve to
Traffic Category Confi guration Information ->Peri od Report Confi guration Index for Own
System CPICH RSCP
Parameter Confi guration
Only event report can be supported currently. So the following parameters for
peri odically report is invalid: PrdMeasEcNo(RAT), PrdMeasRSCP(RAT),
PrdRptAmount(RAT), PrdRpt Interval(RAT)
12.4.2.36 Amount of Reporting in Period Report Criteria
OMC Path
Interface Path: View-> Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter-> UE Inter-Rat Measurement Confi guration
Information->Amount of Reporting in Period Report Criteria
Parameter Confi guration
Only event report can be supported currently. So the following parameters for
peri odically report is invalid: PrdMeasEcNo(RAT), PrdMeasRSCP(RAT),
PrdRptAmount(RAT), PrdRpt Interval(RAT)

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12.4.2.37 Reporting Interval in Period Report Criteria
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Modi fy Advanced Parameter-> UE Inter-Rat Measurement Confi guration
Information->Reporting Interval in Period Report Criteria(ms)
Parameter Confi guration
Only event report can be supported currently. So the following parameters for
peri odically report is invalid: PrdMeasEcNo(RAT), PrdMeasRSCP(RAT),
PrdRptAmount(RAT), PrdRpt Interval(RAT)
12.4.2.38 Use of HCS (gsmRelation)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->GSM Neighbouring Cell->GSM
Neighbouring Cell XXX ->Modi fy Advanced Parameter-> Use of HCS
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether the HCS function is used.
12.4.2.39 HCS_PRIO(gsmRelation)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management->External GSM Cell->External GSM Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced
Parameter-> HCS_PRIO
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the HCS priority level of the gsm cell. 7 represents the highest
priority and 0 represents the lowest priority. A cell with a higher priority often provi des a
smaller coverage and a cell with a lower priority often offers a larger coverageIMSI-
Based Handover Parameters
12.4.2.40 PS Inter-System Handover Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> RNC Confi guration Suppl ement Information ->PS Inter-System
Handover Indicator
Parameter Confi guration

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This paramet er indicates whether RNC supports PS inter-RAT handover. 0 i ndicates not
support, 1 indicates support.
12.4.2.41 Inter-System DTM Support Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> RNC Configuration Supplement Information ->Inter-System DTM
Support Indicator
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether RNC supports DTM mode, that is whether supports
inter-RAT handover both for CS domai n services and PS domai n services at the same
time. 0 indicates not support, 1 indicates support.
12.4.2.42 Neighbouring BSC Feather Switch
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Ground Resource
Management->Transmission Configuration->NE Informati on Configuration->BSC:xx -
>BSC Office->BSC Confi g
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates neighbouring BSC feather switch.
12.4.2.43 Loading Based InterSys HO Support Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> RNC Configuration Supplement Information ->Loadi ng Based InterSys HO
Support Indicator
Parameter Confi guration
This paramet er indicates whether the target cell load information is taken into
consideration duri ng the int er system handover procedure.
12.4.2.44 Duration of Valid Cell Load Info
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modify Advanced Parameter->RNC Configuration Supplement Informat ion -
>Durati on of Valid Cell Load Info

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Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates the duration of i nter -sys cells load information which is valid to
use before updati ng.
12.4.2.45 GSM Uplink RT Load Threshold
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management->External GSM Cell->GSM Cell XXX->Modify Advanced Parameter-
>GSM Uplink RT Load Threshol d
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the uplink overload threshold for RT service in GSM system.
12.4.2.46 GSM Downlink RT Load Threshold
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management->External GSM Cell->GSM Cell XXX->Modify Advanced Parameter-
>GSM Downlink RT Load Threshold
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the downlink overload threshold for RT service in GSM system.
12.4.2.47 GSM Uplink Load Threshold
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management->External GSM Cell->GSM Cell XXX->Modify Advanced Parameter-
>GSM Uplink Load Threshold
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the uplink overload threshold in GSM system.
12.4.2.48 GSM Downlink Load Threshold
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->External GSM Cell ->GSM Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->GSM
Downlink Load Threshold

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Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the downlink overload threshold in GSM system.
12.4.2.49 Nacc Support Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> RNC Configuration Supplement Information ->Nacc Support Indicator
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether RNC supports NACC function or not.
12.4.2.50 Handover to GSM Penalty Timer
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter-> RNC Radi o Resource Management-
>Handover to GSM Penalty Timer
Parameter Confi guration
When handover from UMTS to GSM is failed, the timer initiates, and RNC will not handle
inter-RAT measurement report until the timer is expiry.
12.4.2.51 Service-Based Handover Support Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->RNC Configuration Suppl ement
Information ->AMR Inter Rat Handover Switch
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether RNC supports handover based on service.
12.4.2.52 Service Handover Switch
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Utran Cell ->
Service Handover Switch

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Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether sevice handover is allowed or not. When the Service
Handover IE is included in RAB assignment request, if the switch is open, RNC will
perform related process according to the value of Service Handover IE, otherwise RNC
will ignore the Service Handover IE.
12.4.2.53 Service Handover Combination Strategy
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modify Advanced Parameter->RNC Radio Resource Management-
>Service Handover Combination Strategy
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the service handover combi nation strategy in multi -RAB, and
RNC will perform rel ated process according to the highest priority val ue of IE service
handover.
12.4.2.54 AMR Inter Rat Handover Switch
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->RNC Configuration Suppl ement
Information ->AMR Inter Rat Handover Switch
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether AMR inter-Rat handover is allowed or not.
12.4.2.55 R99 RT Inter Rat Handover Switch
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->RNC Configuration Suppl ement
Information ->R99 RT Int er Rat Handover Switch
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether R99 RT inter-Rat handover is allowed or not.
12.4.2.56 R99 NRT Inter Rat Handover Switch
OMC Path

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Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->RNC Configuration Suppl ement
Information ->R99 NRT Inter Rat Handover Switch
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether R99 NRT i nter-Rat handover is allowed or not.
12.4.2.57 HSDPA Inter Rat Handover Switch
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> RNC Confi guration Suppl ement Information ->HSDPA Int er Rat
Handover Switch
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether HSDPA inter-Rat handover is allowed or not.
12.4.2.58 HSUPA Inter Rat Handover Switch
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> RNC Confi guration Suppl ement Information ->HSUPA Int er Rat
Handover Switch
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether HSUPA inter-Rat handover is allowed or not.
12.4.2.59 Timer for Stopping Inter-frequency Measurement and Activating Inter-RAT
Measurement
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management-> Modify Advanced Parameter->RNC Radi o Resource Management-
>Timer for Stopping Inter-frequency Measurement and Activating Inter-RAT
Measurement
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the time interval of issuing inter-frequency measurement and
inter-RAT measurement. When RNC issues inter-frequency measurement, the timer is
start. If the quality of non-used frequency is bad duri ng the time lengt h indicated by this
parameter, RNC will issue inter-RAT measurement if there is an inter -RAT nei ghbori ng
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The larger the value is, the slower the i nter-RAT measurement is initialized, and vice
versa.
12.4.2.60 Service Handover Strategy Indicator
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management-> Modify Advanced Parameter->RNC Radi o Resource Management-
>Service Handover Strategy Indicator
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the service handover strategy controlled by RNC.
Bit0=0/1: Ignore Service Handover IE for AMR Service/Apply Service handover IE
for AMR Service
Bit1=0/1: Ignore Service handover IE for CS64 service/(Apply Servi ce Handover IE
for CS64 Service
Bit2=0/1: Ignore Service Handover IE for PS RT Service/Apply Service Handover IE
for PS RT Service
Bit3=0/1: Ignore Service Handover IE for PS NRT Service/Apply Service Handover
for PS NRT Service
Bit4~Bit7 reserved, fixed to 0
12.4.2.61 Service Handover Strategy of RNC for AMR
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management-> Modify Advanced Parameter->RNC Radi o Resource Management-
>Service Handover Strategy of RNC for AMR
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the service handover strategy for AMR.
0:should be performedshould be performed
1:should not be performedshould not be performed
2: shall not be performedshall not be performed

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12.4.2.62 Service Handover Strategy of RNC for CS64
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management-> Modify Advanced Parameter->RNC Radi o Resource Management-
>Service Handover Strategy of RNC for CS64
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the service handover strategy for CS64.
0:should be performedshould be performed
1:should not be performedshould not be performed
2: shall not be performedshall not be performed
12.4.2.63 Service Handover Strategy of RNC for PS RT service
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management-> Modify Advanced Parameter->RNC Radi o Resource Management-
>Service Handover Strategy of RNC for PS RT service
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the service handover strategy for PS RT service.
0:should be performedshould be performed
1:should not be performedshould not be performed
2: shall not be performedshall not be performed
12.4.2.64 Service Handover Strategy of RNC for PS NRT service
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management-> Modify Advanced Parameter->RNC Radi o Resource Management-
>Service Handover Strategy of RNC for PS NRT service
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the service handover strategy for PS NRT service.
0:should be performedshould be performed

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1:should not be performedshould not be performed
2: shall not be performedshall not be performed
12.4.2.65 Waiting Timer for SRNS Context Request
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter-> Iu Interface Timers and Constants
Information-> Waiting Timer for SRNS Context Request
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates timer length waiting for SRNS CONTEXT REQUEST.

12.4.2.66 Waiting Timer for SRNS DATA FORWARD COMMAND
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter-> Iu Interface Timers and Constants
Information-> Waiting Timer for SRNS Data Forward Command
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates timer length waiting for SRNS DATA FORWARD COMMAND.

12.4.2.67 Waiting Timer for IU RELEASE COMMAND
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radi o Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter-> Iu Interface Timers and Constants
Information-> Waiting Timer for Iu Release Command
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates timer length that waiting for IU RELEASE COMMAND.
12.5 IMSI-based Handover Parameters
12.5.1 Parameter List
Field Name Name on the Interface
BasedImsiHoInd Handover Based on IMSI Support

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MCC(rncPnSnac) MCC(rncPnSnac)
MNC(rncPnSnac) MNC(rncPnSnac)
ExtInfoDgtNum Extend Informati on Di gits Num
ExtInfo[10] Extend Informati on
SMCC MCC of Shared Network
SMNC MNC of Shared Network
SNAC Shared Network Area Code
MCC(rncLcSnac) MCC(rncLcSnac)
MNC(rncLcSnac) MNC(rncLcSnac)
LAC(rncLcSnac) Location Area Code(rncLcSnac)
SNAC(rncLcSnac) Shared Network Area Code(rncLcSnac)
MCC(utranCell ) Mobile Country Code(Ut ranCell )
MCC(external UtranCell) Mobile Country Code(ExternalUtranCell )
MCC(gsmRelati on)
Mobile Country Code of Neighbouri ng GSM
Cell(gsmRelation)
MNC(utranCell ) Mobile Network Code(UtranCell)
MCC(external UtranCell) Mobile Network Code(External UtranCell)
MCC(gsmRelati on) Mobile Network Code of Neighbouring GSM Cell
LAC(utranCell) Location Area Code(UtranCell )
LAC(externalUt ranCell) Location Area Code(ExternalUtranCell )
SNAC[MAX_NUM_SNAC_PE
R_UTRANCEL](externalUtran
Cell)
Shared Network Area Code(ExternalUtranCell )
SNACNum(external UtranCell)
Shared Network Area Code
Number(ExternalUt ranCell )
SNAC[MAX_NUM_SNAC_PE
R_GSMCEL] (externalGsmCell
)
Shared Network Area Code(externalGsmCell )
SNACNum(external GsmCell )
Shared Network Area Code Number
(externalGsmCell)
12.5.2 Parameter Configuration
12.5.2.1 Handover Based on IMSI Support
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> RNC Confi guration Suppl ement Information ->Handover Based on IMSI
Support Indicator
Parameter Confi guration

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This parameter indicates whether RNC supports handover based IMSI or not.
12.5.2.2 MCC(rncPnSnac)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->User Authorized PLMN+SNAC Information->MCC
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the mobil e country code (MCC) of the IMSI card. See 0 in the
text for the use case.
12.5.2.3 MNC(rncPnSnac)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->User Authorized PLMN+SNAC Information->MNC
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the mobile network code (MNC) of the IMSI card. See 0 in the
text for the use case.
12.5.2.4 Extend Information Digits Num
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->User Authorized PLMN+SNAC Information->Extend Information Digits
Num
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the number of extend information digits included in the mobile
station identity number (MSIN) of IMSI. If the paramet er is set to n, the first n digits of the
corresponding MSIN are extend information digits. The maximum value of this
parameter is 10.
12.5.2.5 Extend Information
OMC Path

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Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->User Authorized PLMN+SNAC Information->Extend Informati on
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the MSIN of IMSI, namely the last 10 digits of the 15-di git IMSI.
This parameter in combi nation with the parameter Extend Information Digits Num
specifies an IMSI segment.
12.5.2.6 MCC of Shared Network
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->User Authorized PLMN+SNAC Information->MCC of Shared Network
Parameter Confi guration
The parameter indicat es the MCC of the shared network, namely the MCC of the target
location area code (LAC) that the handover is allowed in.
12.5.2.7 MNC of Shared Network
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->User Authorized PLMN+SNAC Information->MNC of Shared Network
Parameter Confi guration
The parameter indicat es the MNC of the shared network, namely the MNC of the target
LAC that the handover is allowed in.
12.5.2.8 Shared Network Area Code
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->User Authorized PLMN+SNAC Information->Shared Network Area Code
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter i ndicates the shared network area code (SNAC). It is defi ned by the
customer.

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12.5.2.9 MCC(rncLcSnac)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->LAC and SNAC Information->MCC
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter in combination with parameters MNC(rncLcSnac), LAC(rncLcSnac),
and SNAC(rncLcSnac) specifies a t arget area code that the handover is allowed i n.
See 0 in the text for the use case.
12.5.2.10 MNC(rncLcSnac)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->LAC and SNAC Information->MNC
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter in combination with parameters MCC(rncLcSnac), LAC(rncLcSnac),
and SNAC(rncLcSnac) specifies a t arget area code that the handover is allowed i n.
See 0 in the text for the use case.
12.5.2.11 Location Area Code(rncLcSnac)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->LAC and SNAC Information->Location Area Code
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter in combination with parameters MCC(rncLcSnac), MNC(rncLcSnac),
and SNAC(rncLcSnac) specifies a t arget area code that the handover is allowed i n.
See 0 in the text for the use case.
12.5.2.12 Shared Network Area Code(rncLcSnac)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->LAC and SNAC Information->Shared Net work Area Code

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Parameter Confi guration
This parameter in combination with parameters MCC(rncLcSnac), MNC(rncLcSnac),
and LAC(rncLcSnac) speci fies a target area code that the handover is allowed in. See
0 in the text for the use case.
12.5.2.13 Mobile Country Code(UtranCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell ->Utran Cell XXX->UtranCell Gl obal Info>MCC
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the MCC of the cells in the RNC.
12.5.2.14 Mobile Country Code(ExternalUtranCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->External Ut ran Cell->External Utran Cell XXX->MCC
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the MCC of UTRAN cells that do not belong to the RNC.
12.5.2.15 Mobile Country Code(externalGsmCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Gsm Cell ->Gsm Cell XXX->MCC
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates in the MCC of the GSM cells.
12.5.2.16 Mobile Network Code(UtranCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell ->Utran Cell XXX->UtranCell Gl obal Info>MNC

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Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the MNC of the cells in the RNC.
12.5.2.17 Mobile Network Code(ExternalUtranCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->External Ut ran Cell->External Utran Cell XXX->MNC
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the MNC of the cells that do not bel ong to the RNC.
12.5.2.18 Mobile Network Code(externalGsmCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Gsm Cell->Gsm Cell XXX ->MNC
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates in the MNC of the GSM cells.
12.5.2.19 Location Area Code(UtranCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell ->Utran Cell XXX->UtranCell Gl obal Info>LAC
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the LAC of the cells in the RNC.
12.5.2.20 Location Area Code(externalUtranCell)
OMCR Interface
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->External Ut ran Cell->External Utran Cell XXX->Location Area Code
Parameter Confi guration

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This parameter indicates the LAC of UTRAN cells that do not bel ong to the RNC.
12.5.2.21 Shared Network Area Code(ExternalUtranCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->External Ut ran Cell->External Utran Cell XXX->SNAC
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the shared network area code that the nei ghbori ng cell belongs
to. One cell can bel ong to at most four SNACs (shared net work area code).
12.5.2.22 Shared Network Area Code Number(ExternalUtranCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> External Utran Cell ->External Utran Cell XXX->SNACNum
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the number of shared network area code that the neighboring
cell belongs to.
12.5.2.23 Shared Network Area Code(externalGsmCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Gsm Cell ->Gsm Cell XXX->SNAC
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicat es the shared network area code that the nei ghbori ng cell belongs
to. One cell can bel ong to at most four SNACs (shared net work area code).
12.5.2.24 Shared Network Area Code Number(externalGsmCell)
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Gsm Cell ->Gsm Cell XXX->SNACNum
Parameter Confi guration

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This parameter indicates the number of shared network area code that the neighboring
cell belongs to.
12.6 HSDPA Handover Parameters
12.6.1 Parameter List
Field Name Name on the Interface
HspaSptMeth HSPA Support Method
T1d Timer for Event 1D i n HSPA or MBMS
RncFeatSwitch Neighbouring RNC Feather Switch
HsdpaCmAssoMode HSDPA Associate CM Method
12.6.2 Parameter Configuration
12.6.2.1 HSPA Support Method
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Cell Ability and Cell Resel ection->HSPA
Support Method
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the support for various types of cells.
12.6.2.2 Timer for Event 1D in HSPA or MBMS
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Hspa Configuration Information-> Ti mer
for Event 1D in HSPA or MBMS
Parameter Confi guration
For HSPA, this parameter indicates the minimum interval required for the change of the
HSPA serving cell or the t ransition between the HS and DCH channels. A large val ue of
this parameter helps to avoi d too frequent HSPA serving cell change and channel
transition.

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12.6.2.3 Neighbouring RNC Feather Switch
OMC Path
View->Confi guration Management->RNC NE->RNC Ground Resource Management-
>Transmission Configuration->NE Information Confi guration->RNC:xx ->Adjacent RNC
Office-> Rnc Confi g
Parameter Confi guration
The parameter indicates whether the rel ocation procedure is performed together with the
inter-frequency hard handover bet ween RNSs or whether the Iur int erface supports the
HSDPA/UPA feature.
12.6.2.4 HSDPA Associate CM Method
OMCR Interface
Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Hspa Configuration Information-> HSDPA
Associate CM Method
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the association between HSDPA and CM method.
The val ue Serial means HSDPA service will be reconfigured to DCH cannel before the
compress mode is activated.;
The default value is parallel.
12.7 HSUPA Handover Parameters
12.7.1 Parameter List
Field Name Name on the Interface
HspaSptMeth HSPA Support Method
RncFeatSwitch Neighbouring RNC Feather Switch
HsupaCmAssoMode HSUPA Associate CM Method

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12.7.2 Parameter Configuration
12.7.2.1 HSPA Support Method
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell->Utran Cell XXX->Cell Ability and Cell Resel ection->HSPA
Support Method
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the support for various types of cells.
12.7.2.2 Neighbouring RNC Feather Switch
OMC Path
View->Confi guration Management->RNC NE->RNC Ground Resource Management-
>Transmission Configuration->NE Information Confi guration->RNC:xx ->Adjacent RNC
Office-> Rnc Confi g
Parameter Confi guration
The parameter indicates whether the rel ocation procedure is performed together with the
inter-frequency hard handover bet ween RNSs or whether the Iur int erface supports the
HSDPA/UPA feature.
12.7.2.3 HSUPA Associate CM Method
OMCR Interface
Path: View->Configuration Management->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Hspa Configuration Information-> HSUPA
Associate CM Method
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates the association between HSUPA and CM method.
The val ue Serial means HSUPA service will be reconfigured to DCH cannel before the
compress mode is activated.;
The default value is serial.

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12.8 MBMS Handover Parameters
12.8.1 Parameter List
Field Name Name on the Interface
MbmsSuptInd Support MBMS Indicator
T1d Timer for Event 1D i n HSPA or MBMS
12.8.2 Parameter Configuration
12.8.2.1 Support MBMS Indicator
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management->Utran Cell ->Utran Cell XXX->Cell Ability and Cell Reselection->MBMS
Support Indicator
Parameter Confi guration
This parameter indicates whether to support the MBMS. When the parameter is set to 0
(Not Support), the cell does not support the MBMS service.
When the parameter is set to 1 (Support MBMS and not MBMS), the cell supports both
the MBMS service and the mixed R99, R5, and R6 service. In this case, the cell can
either use a separate carrier frequency for establishing t he co-coverage rel ationshi p or
HSC structure with other cells, or use the same carrier frequency as the neighbouring
cell.
When the parameter is set to 2 (Only Support MBMS), the cell supports only the MBMS
service. In this case, non-S-CCPCHs can neither be all ocated separately for users nor
exist as the DCH channel of the concurrent service. The purpose of such a cell is to
share the load of the MBMS service.
12.8.2.2 Timer for Event 1D in HSPA or MBMS
OMC Path
Interface Path: View->Configurati on Management ->RNC NE->RNC Radio Resource
Management-> Modi fy Advanced Parameter->Hspa Configuration Information-> Ti mer
for Event 1D in HSPA or MBMS
Parameter Confi guration

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For HSPA, this parameter indicates the minimum interval required for the change of the
HSPA serving cell or the t ransition between the HS and DCH channels. A large val ue of
this parameter helps to avoi d too frequent HSPA serving cell change and channel
transition.
For MBMS, this parameter indicates the mi nimum i nterval required for changing the best
cell of the MBMS service for two times caused by event 1d. This paramet er helps to
avoid too frequent change between the PTP and PTM bearer types.
13 Counter And Alarm
13.1 Counter List
13.1.1 RNC Soft Handover Statistics
Counter No. Description
C310322211
Statistics of soft handover prepare
C310322212
C310322213
C310322214
C310322215
C310322216
Number of acti ve set update attempted to add cell, by procedure C310322217
C310322218
C310322219
Number of acti ve set update failed to add cell, by procedure C310322220
C310322221
C310322222
Number of acti ve set update failed to add cell, by cause
C310322223
C310322224
C310322225
C310322226
C310322227
C310322228
C310322229
C310322230
C310322231
C310322232
Number of acti ve set update attempted to del ete cell, by procedure C310322233
C310322234

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C310322235
Number of acti ve set update failed to delete cell, by cause
C310322236
C310322237
C310322238
C310322239
C310322240
C310322241
C310322242
C310322243
C310322244
C310322245
Number of acti ve set update attempted to add cell, by traffic class
C310322246
C310322247
C310322248
C310322249
Number of acti ve set update failed to add cell, by traffic class
C310322250
C310322251
C310322252
C310322253
Number of acti ve set update attempted to del ete cell, by traffic class
C310322254
C310322255
C310322256
C310322257
Number of acti ve set update failed to delete cell, by traffic class
C310322258
C310322259
C310322260
C310322261
Number of acti ve set update attempted to add cell, by traffic class
C310322262
C310322263
C310322264
C310322265
C310322266
C310322267
C310322268
C310322269
Number of acti ve set update failed to add cell, by traffic class
C310322270
C310322271
C310322272
C310322273
C310322274

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C310322275
C310322276
C310322277
Number of acti ve set update attempted to del ete cell, by traffic class
C310322278
C310322279
C310322280
C310322281
C310322282
C310322283
C310322284
C310322285
Number of acti ve set update failed to delete cell, by traffic class
C310322286
C310322287
C310322288
C310322289
C310322290
C310322291
C310322292
C310322293
Statistics of acti ve set update for HS-DSCH
C310322294
C310322295
C310322296
C310322297
Number of acti ve set update attempted to add cell for E-DCH, by
procedure
C310322298
C310322299
C310322300
Number of acti ve set update failed to add cell for E-DCH, by
procedure
C310322301
C310322302
C310322303
Number of acti ve set update failed to add cell for E-DCH, by cause

C310322304
C310322305
C310322306
C310322307
C310322308
C310322309
C310322310
C310322311
C310322312
C310322313
Number of acti ve set update attempted to del ete cell for E-DCH, by
procedure
C310322314

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C310322315
C310322316

Number of acti ve set update failed to delete cell for E-DCH, by cause

C310322317
C310322318
C310322319
C310322320
C310322321
C310322322
C310322323
C310322324
C310322325
C310322326
Number of acti ve set update attempted to add cell for E-DCH, by
traffic class
C310322327
C310322328
C310322329
C310322330
Number of acti ve set update failed to delete cell for E-DCH, by traffic
class
C310322331
C310322332
C310322333
C310322334
Number of acti ve set update attempted to del ete cell for E-DCH, by
traffic class
C310322335
C310322336
C310322337
C310322338
Number of acti ve set update failed to delete cell for E-DCH, by traffic
class
C310322339
C310322340
C310322341
C310322342
Number of acti ve set update for attempted add cell with multi -traffic C310322343
C310322344
C310322345
Number of acti ve set update for failed add cell with multi -t raffic C310322346
C310322347
C310322348
Soft handover rati o

C310322349
C310322350
C310322351
C310322352
C310322353
C310322354

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C310322355
C310322356
C310322357
C310322358
C310322359
C310322360
C310322361
Soft handover rat e of E-DCH user
C310322362
C310322363
C310322364
C310322379






Number of UE having DCH acti ve set cell in cell







Number of UE having DCH acti ve set cell in cell

C310322380
C310322381
C310322382
C310322383
C310322384
C310322385
C310322386
C310322387
C310322388
C310322389
C310322390
C310322391
C310322392
C310322393
C310322394
C310322395
C310322396
C310322397
C310322398
C310322399
C310322400
C310322401
C310322402
C310322403
C310322404
C310322405
C310322406
C310322407
C310322408

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C310322409
C310322410
C310322475





Number of UE having E-DCH acti ve set cell in cell





C310322476
C310322477
C310322478
C310322479
C310322480
C310322481
C310322482
C310322483
C310322484
C310322485
C310322486
C310322487
Statistics of acti ve set update, by traffic
C310322488
C310322489
C310322490
C310322491
C310322492
C310322493
C310322494
C310322495
Statistics of acti ve set update, by domain
C310322496
C310322497
C310322498
C310322499
C310322500
C310322501
C310322502
13.1.2 RNC Hard Handover Statistics
Counter No. Description
C310332503


Number of int ra-Node B hard handover statistics


C310332504
C310332505
C310332506
C310332507
C310332508
C310332509

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C310332510
C310332511
C310332512
C310332513
C310332514
C310332515
C310332516
C310332517
C310332518
C310332519
C310332520
C310332521
C310332522
C310332523
C310332524
C310332525
Number of inter-Node B hard handover statistics
C310332526
C310332527
C310332528
C310332529
C310332530
C310332531
C310332532
C310332533
C310332534
Number of inter-Node B hard handover statistics
C310332535
C310332536
C310332537
C310332538
C310332539
C310332540
C310332541
C310332542
C310332543
C310332544
C310332545
C310332546
C310332547
Number of SRNC Iur hard handover statistics C310332548
C310332549

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C310332550
C310332551
C310332552
C310332553
C310332554
C310332555
C310332556
C310332557
C310332558
C310332559
C310332560
C310332561
C310332562
C310332563
C310332564
C310332565
C310332566
C310332567
C310332568
C310332569
Number of SRNC Iur hard handover statistics, by channel type
C310332570
C310332571
C310332572
C310332573
C310332574
Number of SRNC Iur hard handover statistics, by channel type
C310332575
C310332576
C310332577
C310332578
C310332579
C310332580
C310332581
C310332582
C310332583
C310332584
C310332585
C310332586
C310332587
C310332588
C310332589

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C310332590
C310332591
C310332592
C310332593
C310332594
C310332595
C310332596
C310332597

Number of hard handover statistics, by source cause

C310332598
C310332599
C310332600
C310332601
C310332602
C310332603
C310332604
C310335701
Number of hard handover statistics,by inner source cause
C310335702
C310335703
C310335704
C310335705
C310335706
C310335707
C310335708
C310335738
C310332605
Number of CS hard handover statistics, by measurement quality
C310332606
C310332607
C310332608
C310332609
C310332610
C310332611
C310332612
C310332613
C310332614
C310332615
C310332616
C310332617
C310332618
C310332619
C310332620

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C310332621
C310332622
C310332623
C310332624
C310332625
C310332626
C310332627
Number of PS hard handover statistics, by measurement quality
C310332628
C310332629
C310332630
C310332631
C310332632
C310332633
C310332634
C310332635
C310332636
C310332637
C310332638
C310332639
C310332640
C310332641
C310332642
C310332643
C310332644
C310332645
C310332646
C310332647
C310332648
C310332649
Number of hard handover statistics, by traffic class
C310332650
C310332651
C310332652
C310332653
C310332654
C310332655
C310332656
C310332657
C310332658
C310332659
C310332660

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C310332661
C310332662
C310332663
C310332664
C310332665
Number of hard handover statistics, by domain

C310332666
C310332667
C310332668
C310332669
C310332670
C310332671
C310332672
C310332673




Number of int ra-RNC hard handover statistics, by channel type

C310332674
C310332675
C310332676
C310332677
C310332678
C310332679
C310332680
C310332681
C310332682
C310332683
C310332684
C310332685
C310332686
C310332687
C310332688
C310332689
C310332690
C310332691
C310332692
C310332693
C310332694
C310332695
C310332696
C310332697
C310332698
C310332699
C310332700

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C310336076
Statistics of hard handover outgoi ng by siganlli ng
C310336077
C310336078
C310336079
C310336080
C310336081
C310336082
C310336083
C310336084
C310336085
C310336086 Statistics of hard handover outgoi ng by siganlli ng
13.1.3 Cell Relocation Statistics
Counter No. Description
C310342701
Statistics of attempted relocati on preparati on, by channel type
C310342702
C310342703
C310342704
C310342705
C310342706
C310342707
C310342708
C310342709
C310342710
C310342711
C310342712
C310342713
C310342714
C310342715

Statistics of attempted outgoi ng relocation, by channel type

C310342716
C310342717
C310342718
C310342719
C310342720
C310342721
C310342722
C310342723
C310342724
C310342725
C310342726

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C310342727
C310342728
C310342729
Number of attempted relocation preparation, by traffic class
C310342730
C310342731
C310342732
C310342733
C310342734
C310342735
C310342736
C310342737
Number of attempted outgoi ng relocation, by traffic class
C310342738
C310342739
C310342740
C310342741
C310342742
C310342743
C310342744
C310342745
Number of attempted relocation preparation with UE not invol ved for
CS domain, by cause
C310342746
C310342747
C310342748
C310342749
C310342750
C310342751
C310342752
Number of failed rel ocation preparation with UE not invol ved for CS
domai n, by cause
C310342753
C310342754
C310342755
C310342756
C310342757
C310342758
C310342759
C310342760
C310342761
Number of attempted outgoi ng relocation with UE not invol ved for CS
domai n
C310342762
Number of failed out going rel ocation with UE not invol ved for CS
domai n, by cause
C310342763
C310342764
Number of attempted relocation preparation with UE invol ved for CS
domai n, by cause
C310342765
C310342766

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C310342767
C310342768
C310342769
C310342770
C310342771
Number of failed rel ocation preparation with UE invol ved for CS
domai n, by cause
C310342772
C310342773
C310342774
C310342775
C310342776
C310342777
C310342778
C310342779
C310342780
Number of attempted outgoi ng relocation with UE invol ved for CS
domai n
C310342781
Number of failed out going rel ocation with UE invol ved for CS domai n,
by cause

C310342782
C310342783
C310342784
C310342785
C310342786
C310342787
C310342788
C310342789
C310342790
C310342791
Number of attempted relocation preparation with UE not invol ved for
PS domain, by cause
C310342792
C310342793
C310342794
C310342795
C310342796
C310342797
C310342798

Number of failed rel ocation preparation with UE not invol ved for PS
domai n, by cause
C310342799
C310342800
C310342801
C310342802
C310342803
C310342804
C310342805
C310342806

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C310342807
Number of attempted outgoi n rel ocation with UE not invol ved for PS
domai n
C310342808
Number of failed out going rel ocation with UE not invol ved for PS
domai n, by cause
C310342809
C310342810
Number of attempted relocation preparation with UE invol ved for PS
domai n, by cause

C310342811
C310342812
C310342813
C310342814
C310342815
C310342816
C310342817
Number of failed rel ocation preparation with UE invol ved for PS
domai n, by cause

C310342818
C310342819
C310342820
C310342821
C310342822
C310342823
C310342824
C310342825
C310342826
Number of attempted outgoi ng relocation with UE invol ved for PS
domai n
C310342827
Number of failed out going rel ocation with UE invol ved for PS domai n,
by cause
C310342828
C310342829
C310342830
C310342831
C310342832
C310342833
C310342834
C310342835
C310342836
C310342837

Number of attempted incoming relocati on with UE not invol ved for CS
domai n, by cause


Number of attempted incoming relocati on with UE not invol ved for CS
domai n, by cause
C310342838
C310342839
C310342840
C310342841
C310342842
C310342843
C310342844
Number of failed incomi ng relocation with UE not invol ved for CS
domai n, by cause
C310342845

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C310342846
C310342847
C310342848
C310342849
Number of attempted incoming relocati on with UE invol ved for CS
domai n, by cause
C310342850
C310342851
Number of attempted incoming relocati on with UE invol ved for CS
domai n, by cause
C310342852
C310342853
C310342854
C310342855
C310342856
Number of failed incomi ng relocation with UE invol ved for CS domai n,
by cause
C310342857
C310342858
C310342859
C310342860
C310342861
Number of attempted incoming relocati on with UE not invol ved for PS
domai n, by cause

C310342862
C310342863
C310342864
C310342865
C310342866
C310342867
C310342868
Number of failed incomi ng relocation with UE not invol ved for PS
domai n, by cause
C310342869
C310342870
C310342871
C310342872
C310342873
Number of attempted incoming relocati on with UE invol ved f or PS
domai n, by cause
C310342874
C310342875
C310342876
C310342877
C310342878
C310342879
C310342880
Number of failed incomi ng relocation with UE invol ved for PS domain,
by cause
C310342881
C310342882
C310342883
C310342884

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13.1.4 Inter-RAT Cell Handover Statistics
Counter No. Description
C310352885
Number of attempted incoming int er-RAT handover for CS domain
C310352886
C310352887
C310352888
C310352889
C310352890
C310352891
C310352892
Number of failed incomi ng inter-RAT handover for CS domai n
C310352893
C310352894
C310352895
C310352896
C310352897
Number of attempted incoming int er-RAT handover for PS domai n

C310352898
C310352899
C310352900
C310352901
C310352902
C310352903
C310352904
Number of failed incomi ng inter-RAT handover for PS domain
C310352905
C310352906
C310352907
C310352908
C310352909
Number of attempted incoming int er-RAT handover for PS
domai n(Cell Re-sel ection)
C310352910
Number of successful incoming int er-RAT handover for PS
domai n(Cell Re-sel ection)
C310352911
Number of attempted relocation preparation for outgoi ng CS inter-
RAT handovers
C310352912
C310352913
C310352914
C310352915
C310352916
C310352917
C310352918
Number of failed rel ocation preparation for outgoing CS inter-RAT
handovers
C310352919
C310352920
C310352921

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C310352922
C310352923
C310352924
C310352925
C310352926
C310352927
Number of attempted relocation preparation for outgoi ng PS inter -
RAT handovers
C310352928
C310352929
C310352930
C310352931
C310352932
C310352933
C310352934
Number of failed rel ocation preparation for outgoing PS inter-RAT
handovers

C310352935
C310352936
C310352937
C310352938
C310352939
C310352940
C310352941
C310352942
C310352943
Statistics of outgoi ng CS and PS inter-RAT handovers(DTM)
C310352944
C310352945 Number of attempted outgoi ng CS inter-RAT handovers
C310352946
Number of failed out going CS inter-RAT handovers
C310352947
C310352948
C310352949
C310352950
C310352951
C310352952 Number of attempted outgoi ng PS inter-RAT handovers
C310352953


Number of failed out going PS inter-RAT handovers


Number of failed out going PS inter-RAT handovers
C310352954
C310352955
C310352956
C310352957
C310352958
C310352959
Number of attempted outgoi ng PS inter-RAT handovers(Cell Change
Order)
C310352960
Number of failed out going PS inter-RAT handovers(Cell Change
Order)
C310352961

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C310352962
C310352963
C310352964
C310352965
Statistics of relocati on preparati on for outgoi ng int er-RAT handovers,
by channel type
C310352966
C310352967
Statistics of relocati on preparati on for outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers,
by channel type

C310352968
C310352969
C310352970
C310352971
C310352972
C310352973
C310352974
C310352975
C310352976
C310352977
C310352978
C310352979
C310352980
C310352981
C310352982
C310352983
C310352984
C310352985 Number of attempted outgoi ng inter-RAT handoverrs, by channel type
C310352986
Statistics of relocati on preparati on for outgoi ng int er-RAT handovers,
by channel type
C310352987
C310352988
C310352989
C310352990
C310352991
C310352992
C310352993
C310352994
C310352995 Number of attempted outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers, by channel type
C310352996
Statistics of relocati on preparati on for outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers,
by channel type
C310352997
C310352998
C310352999
C310353000
C310353001

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C310353002
C310353003
C310353004
C310353005 Number of attempted outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers, by channel type
C310353006
Statistics of relocati on preparati on for outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers,
by channel type
C310353007
Statistics of relocati on preparati on for outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers,
by channel type
C310353008
C310353009
C310353010
C310353011
C310353012
C310353013
C310353014
C310353015 Number of attempted outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers, by channel type
C310353016
Statistics of relocati on preparati on for outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers,
by channel type

C310353017
C310353018
C310353019
C310353020
C310353021
C310353022
C310353023
C310353024
C310353025 Number of attempted outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers, by channel type
C310353026
Statistics of relocati on preparati on for outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers,
by channel type
C310353027
C310353028
C310353029
C310353030
C310353031
C310353032
C310353033
C310353034
C310353035 Number of attempted outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers, by channel type
C310353036
Statistics of relocati on preparati on for outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers,
by channel type

Statistics of relocati on preparati on for outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers,
by channel type
C310353037
C310353038
C310353039
C310353040
C310353041

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C310353042
C310353043
C310353044
C310353045 Number of attempted outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers, by channel type
C310353046
Statistics of relocati on preparati on for outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers,
by channel type
C310353047
Statistics of relocati on preparati on for outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers,
by channel type
C310353048
C310353049
C310353050
C310353051
C310353052
C310353053
C310353054
C310353055
Statistics of outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers, by channel type

C310353056
C310353057
C310353058
C310353059
C310353060
C310353061
C310353062
C310353063
C310353064
C310353065
C310353066
C310353067
C310353068
C310353069
C310353070
C310353071
C310353072
C310353073
C310353074
C310353075




C310353076
C310353077
C310353078
C310353079
C310353080
C310353081

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C310353082
C310353083
C310353084
C310353085
C310353086
C310353087
C310353088
C310353089
C310353090
C310353091
C310353092
C310353093
C310353094
C310353095
C310353096
C310353097
C310353098
C310353099
C310353100
C310353101
C310353102
C310353103
C310353104
C310353105
C310353106
C310353107
C310353108
C310353109
C310353110
C310353111
C310353112
C310353113
C310353114
C310353115
Statistics of outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers, by channel type C310353116
C310353117
C310353118
Number of speech outgoing inter-RAT handovers, by measurement
quality
C310353119
C310353120
C310353121

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C310353122
C310353123
C310353124
C310353125
C310353126
C310353127
C310353128
C310353129
C310353130
C310353131
C310353132
C310353133
C310353134
Statistics of outgoi ng R99 data inter-RAT handovers(CCO), by
measurement quality

C310353135
C310353136
C310353137
C310353138
C310353139
C310353140
C310353141
C310353142
Number of DCH NRT outgoing i nter-RAT handovers, by
measurement quality
C310353143
C310353144
C310353145
C310353146
C310353147
C310353148
C310353149
C310353150
Number of DCH vi deo outgoing int er-RAT handover,by measurement
Quality
C310353151
C310353152
C310353153
C310353154
C310353155
C310353156
C310353157
C310353158
Number of DCH other RT outgoing inter-RAT handover,by
measurement Quality
C310353159
C310353160
C310353161

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C310353162
C310353163
C310353164
C310353165
C310353166
Number of HS-DSCH outgoing inter-RAT handover,by measurement
Quality
C310353167
C310353168
C310353169
C310353170
C310353171
C310353172
C310353173
C310353174
Number of E-DCH outgoi ng inter-RAT handover,by measurement
Quality
C310353175
C310353176
C310353177
C310353178
C310353179
C310353180
C310353181
C310353182
Number of VoIP out going inter-RAT handover,by measurement
Quality
C310353183
C310353184
C310353185
C310353186
C310353187
C310353188
C310353189
C310353190
C310353191
C310353192
C310353193
C310353194
C310353195
C310353196
C310353197
C310353198
Statistics of outgoi ng inter-RAT handover, by start cause
C310353199
C310353200
C310353201

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C310353202
C310353203
C310353204
C310353205
C310353206
C310353207
C310353208
C310353209
C310353210
C310353211
C310353212
C310353213
C310353214
C310353215
C310353216
C310353217
C310353218
C310353219
C310353220
C310353221
C310353222
C310353223
C310353224
C310353225
C310353226
C310353227
C310353228
C310353229
13.1.5 HSPA Serving Cell Change Statistics
Counter No. Description
C310363230
Statistics of HS-DSCH serving cell change





C310363231
C310363232
C310363233
C310363234
C310363235
C310363236
C310363237
C310363238

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C310363239
C310363240
C310363241
C310363242
C310363243
C310363244
C310363245
C310363246
C310363247
C310363248
C310363249
C310363250
C310363251
C310363252
C310363253
C310363254
C310363255
C310363256
C310363257
C310363258
C310363259
C310363260
C310363261
C310363262
C310363263
Statistics of E-DCH servi ng cell change

C310363264
C310363265
C310363266
C310363267
C310363268
C310363269
C310363270
C310363271
C310363272
C310363273
C310363274
C310363275
C310363276
C310363277
C310363278

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C310363279
C310363280
C310363281
C310363282
C310363283
Statistics of E-DCH servi ng cell change

C310363284
C310363285
C310363286
C310363287
C310363288
C310363289
C310363290
C310363291
C310363292
C310363293
C310363294
C310363295
13.1.6 Inter-cell Hard Handover Statistics
Counter No. Description
C310890001
Statistics of outgoi ng int ra-NodeB hard handover

C310890002
C310890003
C310890004
C310890005
C310890006
C310890007
C310890008
C310890009
C310890010
C310890011
C310890012
C310890013
Statistics of outgoi ng int ra-NodeB hard handover
C310890014
C310890015
C310890016
C310890017
C310890018
C310890019
Stattistics of outgoi ng inter-NodeB,intra-RNC hard handover
C310890020

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C310890021
C310890022
C310890023
C310890024
C310890025
C310890026
C310890027
C310890028
C310890029
C310890030
C310890031
C310890032
C310890033
C310890034
C310890035
C310890036
C310890037
Stattistics of outgoi ng inter-RNC hard handover via Iur
C310890038
C310890039
C310890040
C310890041
C310890042
C310890043
C310890044
C310890045
C310890046
C310890047
C310890048
C310890049
C310890050
C310890051
C310890052
C310890053
C310890054
C310890055
Stattistics of outgoi ng inter-RNC hard handover switching in the CN
C310890056
C310890057
C310890058
C310890059
C310890060

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C310890061
C310890062
C310890063
C310890064
C310890065
C310890066
C310890067
C310890068
C310890069
C310890070
C310890071
C310890072
C310890073
Stattistics of outgoi ng hard handover,by channel and traffic
C310890074
C310890075
C310890076
C310890077
C310890078
C310890079
C310890080
C310890081
C310890082
C310890083
C310890084
C310890085
C310890086
C310890087
C310890088
C310890089
Statistics of outgoi ng hard handover,by domai n

C310890090
C310890091
C310890092
C310890093
C310890094
C310890095
C310890096
C310890097
C310890098
C310890099
C310890100

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C310890101
C310890102
C310890103
C310890104
C310890105
C310890106
C310890107
C310890108
C310890109
C310890110
C310890111
C310890112
C310890113
C310890114
C310890115
C310890116
C310890117
C310890118
C310890119
C310890120
C310890121
C310890122
C310890123
C310890124
C310890125
C310890126
C310890127
C310890128
C310890129
C310890130
C310890131
C310890132
C310890133
Statistics of outgoi ng hard handover,by domai n
C310890134
C310890135
C310890136
13.1.7 Inter-cell Soft Handover Statistics
Counter No. Description
C310880137 Stattistics of radio li nk addition for soft handover between cells

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C310880138
C310880139
Number of failed radio link addition for soft handover between cells,by
cause
C310880140
C310880141
C310880142
C310880143
C310880144
C310880145
C310880146
C310880147
Stattistics of radio li nk deletion for soft handover between cells
C310880148
C310880149
Number of failed radio link deletion for soft handover between cells,by
cause
C310880150
C310880151
C310880152
C310880153
C310880154
C310880155
C310880156
C310880157
Stattistics of soft handover between cells
C310880158
C310880159
Number of failed soft handover between cells,by cause

C310880160
C310880161
C310880162
C310880163
C310880164
C310880165
C310880166
C310880167 Statistics of soft handover bet ween cells for monitor set
C310880168
Statistics of soft handover,add Radi o link,by channel and traffic
C310880169
C310880170
Statistics of soft handover,add Radi o link,by channel and traffic
C310880171
C310880172
C310880173
C310880174
C310880175
C310880176
C310880177

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C310880178
C310880179
C310880180
C310880181
C310880182
C310880183
C310880184
Statistics of soft handover,delete Radi o link,by channel and traffic
C310880185
C310880186
C310880187
C310880188
C310880189
C310880190
C310880191
C310880192
C310880193
C310880194
C310880195
C310880196
C310880197
C310880198
C310880199
13.1.8 Inter-cell Detected Set Statistics
Counter No. Description
C310910200 Statistics of detected set
13.1.9 Inter-RAT Inter-cell Handover Statistics
Counter No. Description
C301460862 Number of HS-DSCH to 2G handover attempt
C310900001
Stattistics of attempted relocation preparation for out going CS inter-
RAT handovers
C310900002
C310900003
Stattistics of attempted relocation preparation for out going CS inter-
RAT handovers
C310900004
C310900005
C310900006
C310900007
C310900008
Stattistics of failed rel ocation preparation for outgoing CS inter -RAT
handovers
C310900009

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C310900010
C310900011
C310900012
C310900013
C310900014
C310900015
C310900016
C310900017 Stattistics of attempted outgoi ng CS inter-RAT handovers
C310900018
Stattistics of failed outgoing CS inter-RAT handovers
C310900019
C310900020
C310900021
C310900022
C310900023
C310900024
Stattistics of attempted relocation preparation for out going PS inter-
RAT handovers(Handover from UTRAN)
C310900025
C310900026
C310900027
C310900028
C310900029
C310900030
C310900031
Stattistics of failed rel ocation preparation for outgoing PS inter-RAT
handovers(Handover From UTRAN)

C310900032
C310900033
C310900034
C310900035
C310900036
C310900037
C310900038
C310900039
C310900040
Stattistics of attempted outgoi ng PS inter -RAT handovers(Handover
From UTRAN)
C310900041
Stattistics of failed outgoing PS inter-RAT handovers(Handover From
UTRAN)
C310900042
C310900043
Stattistics of failed outgoing PS inter-RAT handovers(Handover From
UTRAN)
C310900044
C310900045
C310900046
C310900047 Stattistics of attempted outgoi ng PS inter -RAT handovers
C310900048
Stattistics of failed outgoing PS inter-RAT handovers
C310900049

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C310900050
C310900051
C310900052
C310900053
Stattistics of outgoi ng inter-RAT handovers,by Channel and traffic
C310900054
C310900055
C310900056
C310900057
C310900058
C310900059
C310900060
C310900061
C310900062
C310900063
C310900064
C310900065
C310900066
C310900067
C310900068
C310900069
C310900070
C310900071
C310900072
C310900073
C310900074
C310900075
C310900076
C310900077
C310900078
C310900079
C310900080
C310900081
C310900082
13.2 Alarm List
This feat ure has no related alarm.

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14 Glossary
B
BLER Block error ratio
C
CIO Cell indi vi dual offset
CPICH Common Pilot Channel
CS Circuit switched
CTCP Common transmitted carri er power
D
DTCP Dedicated transmitted code power
E
Ec/No Recei ved energy per chip di vided by the power density in the
band
G
GSM Global system for mobil e communciations
GERAN GSM/EDGE Radio Access Network
H
HSDPA High speed downlink packet access
HSUPA High speed uplink packet access
I
IMS IP Multimedi a Sub-system
IMSI International Mobile Subscriber Identity
M
MBMS Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service
O

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OLPC Outer loop power control
P
PS Packet switched
R
RAB Radi o access bearer
RNC Radi o net work controller
RRC Radi o resource control
RSCP Recei ved Signal Code Power
S
SF Spreading Factor
SIR Signal to interference ratio
T
TFCS Transport format combination set
TG Transmission Gap
TGD Transmission Gap start Distance
TGL Transmission Gap Length
TGSN Transmission Gap Starting Slot Number
TGPL Transmission Gap Pattern Length
TTI Transmission time interval
U
UE User equi pment
UTRAN UMTS Terrestri al radio access network
W
WCDMA Wideband CDMA, Code di vision multiple access