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1 Basic Feature List 1

2 Feature Summary 5
2.1 16-QAM Uplink 5
2.2 64-QAM Downlink 5
2.3 Access Control Lists 5
2.4 Adjustable CRS Power 5
2.5 Admission Control 5
2.6 Autointegration of RBS 6
2.7 Basic Load Management 6
2.8 Battery Test 6
2.9 Bridged Virtual Interface 6
2.10 Cascadable Radio Units 7
2.11 Cascaded RET Support 7
2.12 Certificate Handling 7
2.13 Clock Source over NTP 7
2.14 CMPv2 8
2.15 Contention Free Random Access 8
2.16 CPRI Link Observability 8
2.17 Dual Band Support 8
2.18 Dynamic Cell Status 8
2.19 Emergency Call Prioritization 8
2.20 Enhanced Observability 9
2.21 eNodeB ID in X2 Traces 9
2.22 Ethernet Switching 9
2.23 Fallback from Time and Phase Synchronization 9
2.24 Firmware Download of Antenna Line Devices 10
2.25 Fractional Pathloss Power Control 10
2.26 ICIC - Autonomous Resource Allocation 10
2.27 Idle Mode Support 10
2.28 Intra-LTE Handover 10
2.29 IP Loopback Interface 10
2.30 Jumbo Frames 11

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2.31 Maximum Cell Range 11

2.32 Multiple Digital Units 11
2.33 O&M Security 11
2.34 Paging 11
2.35 PDCCH Coverage Extension 12
2.36 Port Mirroring 12
2.37 Power Control 12
2.38 Radio Bearer Service 12
2.39 Random Access 12
2.40 RET Support 13
2.41 RRC Connection Re-establishment 13
2.42 Scheduler 13
2.43 Secure Execution Environment 13
2.44 Signed Software 13
2.45 Simplex and Duplex Radio Ports 13
2.46 Static Routing 14
2.47 Support for 15km CPRI Link 14
2.48 System Information Modification 14
2.49 TMA Support 14
2.50 VSWR Antenna Supervision 15
2.51 X2 Configuration 15

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1 Basic Feature List

This document contains an overview of basic features, their related features,

and system requirements.

Table 1 lists the basic features in alphabetic order.

For a summary of each feature, see subsections in Section 2 on page 5. For a

detailed description, refer to the feature description.

If a feature is not listed or only listed for one of the node types in the Basic
Features table, see if the feature is listed in Licensed Feature Overview.

Table 1 Basic Features

Feature Name Feature CXC Numbe DU Base Condition
Identity r Radio band s
Node, Radio
First Node,
Releas First
e Release
16-QAM Uplink FAJ 121 0488 11A 15B
64-QAM Downlink FAJ 121 0487 11A 15B
Access Control Lists FAJ 121 0487 – 15B
FAJ 121 4376
Adjustable CRS Power FAJ 121 0487 10: 15B
FAJ 121 3049
Admission Control FAJ 121 1857 11B: 15B
Autointegration of RBS FAJ 121 0999 10: –
Basic Load Management FAJ 121 3092 14A 16A
Battery Test FAJ 121 1824 12B 15B
Bridged Virtual Interface FAJ 121 4414 – 15B

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Table 1 Basic Features

Feature Name Feature CXC Numbe DU Base Condition
Identity r Radio band s
Node, Radio
First Node,
Releas First
e Release
Cascadable Radio Units FAJ 121 1820
Cascaded RET Support FAJ 121 0705 11A 15B
Certificate Handling FAJ 121 4417 – 15B
Clock Source over NTP FAJ 121 0496 – 16A
CMPv2 FAJ 121 4142 14B 15B
Contention Free Random FAJ 121 2055 – 16A
CPRI Link Observability FAJ 121 3045 15B 16A
Dual Band Support FAJ 121 1822 – 15B
Dynamic Cell Status FAJ 121 1746 – 15B
Emergency Call FAJ 121 1039 16A 16A
Enhanced Observability FAJ 121 1044 – 15B
eNodeB ID in X2 Traces – 15B –
Ethernet Switching FAJ 121 4413 – 15B
Fallback from Time and FAJ 121 4374 15B –
Phase Synchronization
Firmware Download of FAJ 121 0925 – 15B
Antenna Line Devices
Fractional Pathloss Power FAJ 121 3033 14A
ICIC - Autonomous FAJ 121 1074 – 15B
Resource Allocation
Idle Mode Support – – 15B
Intra-LTE Handover FAJ 121 0489 11A 15B
IP Loopback Interface FAJ 121 4411 – 15B
Jumbo Frames FAJ 121 1896 – 15B
Multiple Digital Units FAJ 121 3038 12B: –
O&M Security FAJ 121 4416 – 15B
Paging – – 15B

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Table 1 Basic Features

Feature Name Feature CXC Numbe DU Base Condition
Identity r Radio band s
Node, Radio
First Node,
Releas First
e Release
PDCCH Coverage FAJ 121 4629 16B 16B
Port Mirroring FAJ 121 4550 – 16A
Power Control – – 15B
Radio Bearer Service – – 15B
Random Access – – 15B
RET Support FAJ 121 2175 12A 15B
RRC Connection FAJ 121 3019 12B 15B
Scheduler – – 15B
Secure Execution FAJ 121 4419 – 15B
Signed Software FAJ 121 4418 – 15B
Simplex and Duplex Radio FAJ 121 0879 11B: –
Ports FDD
Static Routing FAJ 121 4412 – 15B
Support for 15km CPRI FAJ 121 1100 11B: 15B
Link FDD
System Information FAJ 121 1042 11B: 15B
Modification FDD
TMA Support FAJ 121 0498 11A 15B
VSWR Antenna FAJ 121 0706 – 15B
X2 Configuration – – 15B

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2 Feature Summary

2.1 16-QAM Uplink

The maximum bitrate on the uplink may be increased to 16 QAM modulation.

For more information, see 16-QAM Uplink.

2.2 64-QAM Downlink

The maximum bitrate on the downlink may be increased to 64 QAM modulation.

For more information, see 64-QAM Downlink.

2.3 Access Control Lists

This feature provides configurable firewall protection of ingress and egress
traffic at external IPv4 interfaces.

The main purpose of introducing the Access Control Lists (ACL) feature is
to provide Layer 3 firewall functionality for ingress and egress traffic on IP
interfaces. The operator can use this functionality to prevent unwanted
and/or malicious traffic from entering the node, and to prevent traffic from
unintentionally exiting the node via an interface towards a foreign network

Fore more information, see Access Control Lists.

2.4 Adjustable CRS Power

Adjustable CRS power provides means to optimize the power distribution
on resource elements according to the network topology for improved DL
throughput, for example in dense networks, or extended coverage in rural

For more information, see Adjustable CRS Power.

2.5 Admission Control

The purpose of Admission Control is to accept or reject E-RABs in such a
way that the requested Quality of Service can be maintained for all admitted
E-RABs. Based on the requested Guaranteed Bit Rate (GBR) received over

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S1 or X2 this feature controls the load for GBR traffic on the S1-U interface to
keep it below an operator configurable threshold.

For more information, see Admission Control.

2.6 Autointegration of RBS

Autointegration of RBS consists of functions in RBS and in Operations Support
System – Radio and Core (OSS-RC).

Autointegration of RBS reduces workload for preparations, on-site activities,

and work-staff coordination for the process of integrating RBSs with a network.
Only a limited amount of data must be scanned or entered on-site to initiate the
automated integration bringing an RBS into service.

For more information, see Autointegration of RBS.

2.7 Basic Load Management

The purpose of Basic Load Management is to protect the eNodeB and it's cells
from overload while minimizing the impact to the traffic.

For more information, see Basic Load Management.

2.8 Battery Test

Battery Test is a feature that allows for continuous monitoring of the battery
condition. In this way, the operator is informed remotely when the batteries start
to degrade and need to be changed.

For more information, see Battery Test.

2.9 Bridged Virtual Interface

Bridged Virtual Interface (BVI) provides functionality to send and receive routed
Layer 3 traffic through a Layer 2 bridge. This allows it to work as a gateway
between a switched and a routed network.

The BVI feature is used to provide a gateway for a bridge that connects two
or more network segments. This creates an aggregate Ethernet network, and
allows routed traffic to use a built-in bridge as a link layer.

For more information, see Bridged Virtual Interface.

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2.10 Cascadable Radio Units

The Cascadable Radio Units feature enables cascades of Radio Units for each
Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) link. This enables a configuration with
more Baseband (Radio) units than number of available ports on the Baseband

For more information, see Cascadable Radio Units.

2.11 Cascaded RET Support

The RET function enables the operator to control and optimize the coverage
area by modifying the inclination of installed antennas, without the need for
climbing masts. Configuring a number of RET units in cascade allows the
operator to improve end-user service while keeping operating costs to a
minimum. By cascading, that is, connecting a number of RET units to the same
multidrop bus, a number of antennas are controlled over the antenna interface
on one radio unit.

Cascaded RET units provides means to add tilting capability for antennas to
co-sited base stations without support for RET control.

For more information, see Cascaded RET Support.

2.12 Certificate Handling

The node relies on asymmetric cryptography and digital signatures to
authenticate communicating peers and validate signed files. Certificates and
trust relationships ordered in a Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) are required to
ensure the correctness and validity of the keys used.

Trust categories are used for grouping trusted certificates and building
certificate chains.

For more information, see Manage Security.

2.13 Clock Source over NTP

An NTP reference, that is, an NTP client, provides frequency synchronization
service to a node. Examples of services that require frequency synchronization
are LTE FDD mode, GSM and WCDMA.

To enable services that require frequency synchronization, the node must

be synchronized to a stable network synchronization reference. The NTP
reference uses the standard NTP protocol over the IP backhaul towards an
NTP server. NTP provides the frequency accuracy required by 3GPP.

For more information, see Clock Source over NTP.

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2.14 CMPv2
Certificate Management Protocol version 2 (CMPv2) is an option for Node
Credential Enrollment.

For more information, see Manage Security.

2.15 Contention Free Random Access

The Contention Free Random Access (CFRA) procedure avoids contention by
dedicating resources for UE to use for random access.

For more information, see Contention Free Random Access.

2.16 CPRI Link Observability

The Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) Link Observability feature
provides improvements in the observation of LTE and WCDMA systems. The
improvements include fault detection, fault localization, fault isolation, and
alarm handling to CPRI links and Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) modules.

For more information, see CPRI Link Observability.

2.17 Dual Band Support

Enables the use of spectrum resources on two bands with one Digital Unit (DU).

For more information, see Dual Band Support.

2.18 Dynamic Cell Status

Enables the operator to retrieve a snapshot of attached UEs and used radio
bearers on a per cell level.

For more information, see Dynamic Cell Status.

2.19 Emergency Call Prioritization

Emergency calls are prioritized in the admission control during initial access,
E-RAB establishment and incoming handover. The prioritization is achieved by
reservation of resources that can only be used for emergency calls.

For more information, see Emergency Call Prioritization.

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2.20 Enhanced Observability

PM counters and events, that provides increased granularity for PM data,
including peak/min values and distributions of key events and procedures, and
QCI separation of E-RAB establishment observability. Measurements such as
procedure times and processor load are also introduced.

For more information, see Enhanced Observability.

2.21 eNodeB ID in X2 Traces

This feature provides the source and target global E-UTRAN Node B (eNodeB)
IDs for all supported standardized X2 messages in trace, both in streaming and
Result Output Period (ROP) mode. It is beneficial for operators to investigate
X2 related analysis and troubleshoot by cell trace.

For more information, see eNodeB ID in X2 Traces.

2.22 Ethernet Switching

This feature controls network bridging. Bridging allows two or more
communication networks, or two or more network segments, to create an
aggregate network. A network bridge is a network device that connects multiple
network segments. Bridge behavior is defined by IEEE 802.1Q.

Ethernet bridging allows operators to save IP addresses. Ethernet bridging

also makes it easy to add new site equipment without impact on the network
IP address planning.

For more information, see Ethernet Switching.

2.23 Fallback from Time and Phase Synchronization

Certain features in the eNodeB require accurate time and phase synchronization
to work properly. If a synchronization source malfunction occurs in the
eNodeB, either the features dependent on time and phase synchronization
or the whole eNodeB must be disabled. Otherwise, the time and phase
synchronization-dependent features cause negative impact on:

• The affected eNodeB

• The UEs served by the affected eNodeB

• The neighbor eNodeBs

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2.24 Firmware Download of Antenna Line Devices

This feature enhances the antenna system management capabilities in that it
allows the operator to remotely upgrade the firmware on any 3GPP Iuant (AISG
v2) compliant antenna near unit directly from OSS-RC, instead of having to
visit the site.

For more information, see Firmware Download of Antenna Line Devices.

2.25 Fractional Pathloss Power Control

For more information, see Fractional Pathloss Power Control.

2.26 ICIC - Autonomous Resource Allocation

ICIC (Inter Cell Interference Coordination) distributes the interference between

For more information, see ICIC - Autonomous Resource Allocation.

2.27 Idle Mode Support

In idle mode, the User Equipment (UE) has no active connection to the RAN.
The Idle Mode Support feature enables the UE in idle mode to access the
network and be reached from the network within acceptable delay..

For more information, see Idle Mode Support.

2.28 Intra-LTE Handover

Intra-LTE Handover is the basic mobility function for UEs in active mode. When
one or more neighbor cells are better than current serving cell the UE is ordered
to handover to best cell. Best cell evaluation is based on measurements of
neighbor cells, serving cell and evaluation algorithm controlling parameters
set by the node.

For more information, see Intra-LTE Handover.

2.29 IP Loopback Interface

The main purpose of the IP Loopback Interface feature is to provide resilient
transport for node internal applications.

The Loopback IP Interface feature provides the possibility for an application to

use one source address for all traffic. This is useful for management purposes,

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as it prevents packets being assigned different source addresses depending

on the used port.

For more information, see IP Loopback Interface.

2.30 Jumbo Frames

This basic feature introduces support to configure the S1-U MTU to greater
than 1500 bytes as a means to manage excess packet fragmentation and

Not all operators will need to enable this feature, particularly if they are not
experiencing a problems with fragmentation in their network. Others will not
be able to use this feature if their network nodes do not support MTU greater
than 1500 bytes.

For more information, see Jumbo Frames.

2.31 Maximum Cell Range

The Maximum Cell Range feature provides support for a maximum cell range of
100 km for FDD, and 93 km for TDD.

For more information, see Maximum Cell Range.

2.32 Multiple Digital Units

The Multiple Digital Unit feature allows the connection of a second Digital Unit
through the use of the IDL port, IDL1: Up to two Digital Units can be connected
using this port.

For more information, see Multiple Digital Units.

2.33 O&M Security

O&M interfaces are secured by encryption, SSH and TLS. Access to the O&M
interfaces is possible by using the TN and LMT ports.

For more information, see Manage Security.

2.34 Paging
Paging is used by the core network to notify specific UE in Radio Resource
Control (RRC) RRC_IDLE state about incoming data sessions. Paging
messages are sent by the core network to all RBSs in the tracking area.

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For more information, see Paging.

2.35 PDCCH Coverage Extension

The PDCCH Coverage Extension feature increases the PDCCH coverage
for downlink assignments in limited RF conditions, by using a more robust
DCI format.

For more information, see PDCCH Coverage Extension.

2.36 Port Mirroring

Port Mirroring allows the operator to mirror all traffic from any Ethernet port to
any other Ethernet port. This is very useful when troubleshooting networking
and protocol problems. This feature must only be used by Ericsson and
operator trusted personnel.

For more information, see Port Mirroring.

2.37 Power Control

Power control and power configuration reduce inter-cell interference and power
consumption. This leads to higher cell capacity and the control of the maximum
data rate for User Equipment (UE) at cell edge. In addition, it helps to prolong
the battery life of the UE.

For more information, see Power Control.

2.38 Radio Bearer Service

The Radio Bearer Service feature provides the service of establishment,
maintenance and release of Signaling Radio Bearers (SRBs) and Data Radio
Bearers (DRBs).

For more information, see Radio Bearer Service.

2.39 Random Access

User Equipment (UE) uses the Random Access (RA) process to gain new or
renewed access and uplink timing synchronization to the network.

For more information, see Random Access.

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2.40 RET Support

RET Support is a feature that provides 3GPP-compliant support for managing
Remote Electrical Tilt (RET) antenna in the Radio Access Network (RAN).

Antenna tilting is a key method to ensure high capacity by limiting interference.

Changes to the antenna tilt are required during initial tuning. Recalculating
antenna tilt is also part of mature network management.

For more information, see RET Support.

2.41 RRC Connection Re-establishment

The feature allows the UE to re-establish RRC connection in serving cell in
case of radio link failure.

For more information, see RRC Connection Re-establishment.

2.42 Scheduler
The Scheduler feature distributes radio interface and RBS resources between
various user and control data flows requesting transmission in the cell.

For more information, see Scheduler.

2.43 Secure Execution Environment

This feature introduces a secure environment that greatly improves the
protection against eavesdropping and other attacks.

For more information, see Manage Security.

2.44 Signed Software

The feature Signed Software improves the software security on the node.
The Signed Software feature stops executable software that is not signed by

For more information, see Manage Security.

2.45 Simplex and Duplex Radio Ports

The Simplex and Duplex Radio Ports feature makes it possible to connect
an antenna system with separate ports for receive and transmit, that is,

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simplex reception and transmission connections, as opposed to the default

receive/transmit duplex connection.

A typical configuration requiring this feature is a Distributed Antenna System

(DAS). These systems often have separate ports for transmission and
reception. Some DAS systems also support duplex operations, in which case
the default Rx/Tx duplex port is used.

For more information, see Simplex and Duplex Radio Ports.

2.46 Static Routing

Static Routing provides functionality to forward IPv4 datagrams between
external links, and between external links and internal termination points.

Static Routing enables transport and routing of IPv4 datagrams in an IPv4

network, enabling the node to function as a router in an IPv4 network. Static
Routing enables the configuration of the routing table that controls the routing
of datagrams toward their destinations.

For more information, see Static Routing.

2.47 Support for 15km CPRI Link

Increases support for long optical fiber between Radio and Baseband to 15

For more information, see Support for 15km CPRI Link.

2.48 System Information Modification

This feature makes it possible to modify the System Information broadcasted in
the cell without doing a lock/unlock operation on the cell.

For more information, see System Information Modification.

2.49 TMA Support

The 3GPP compatible Tower Mounted Amplifier (TMA) is installed on an
antenna tower, connected directly to the antenna feeder cable. The TMA is
used to compensate for feeder loss on the uplink, allowing antennas to be
placed with some distance from the RBS.

For more information, see TMA Support.

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2.50 VSWR Antenna Supervision

The VSWR Antenna Supervision feature enables supervision of the feeder
cables. Measurements are made on the reflected radio power and it is possible
to detect breaks in the cable connected to the Radio Unit (RU). An alarm is
raised if return loss is below the configured VSWR sensitivity value.

For more information, see VSWR Antenna Supervision.

2.51 X2 Configuration
The X2 Configuration feature supports operators in the management of
neighbor relations. It automates the management of X2 connections, data
about external RBSs and data about external cells. Automated behavior
reduces the need for manual configuration and optimization, supporting the
concepts of the self-organizing network.

For more information, see X2 Configuration.

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