UMTS Performance Measurement
A Practical Guide to KPIs for the UTRAN Environment
UMTS Performance Measurement is a practical guide that explains how to identify and measure the main problems seen in today s UMTS live networks and will make performance measurement results gathered in the UTRAN environment understandable for the reader.
1 Basics of Performance Measurement in UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN).
1.1 General Ideas of Performance Measurement.
1.2 Basic Architectural Concept of Performance Measurement Equipment Based on Protocol Analysis.
1.3 Aggregation Levels/Dimensions.
1.4 Statistics Calculation and Presentation.
2 Selected UMTS Key Performance Parameters.
2.1 Block Error Rate (BLER) Measurements.
2.2 Radio Related Measurements.
2.3 Throughput Measurements.
2.4 Transport Channel Usage Ratio.
2.5 Primary and Secondary Traffic.
2.6 Active Set Size Distribution.
2.7 Soft Handover Success and Failure Analysis.
2.8 Inter Frequency Hard Handover Success and Failure Rates.
2.9 Core Network Hard Handover Success and Failure Rates.
2.10 State Transitions and Channel Type Switching.
2.11 Call Establish Success and Failure Rates.
2.12 Call Drop Rates.
2.13 NBAP Radio Link Failure Analysis and RRC Re Establishment Success Rate.
2.14 Cell Matrices.
2.15 Miscellaneous Protocol Procedures and Events that Indicate Abnormal Behaviour of Protocol Entities on Different Layers.
3 Call Establishment and Handover Procedures of PS Calls using HSDPA.
3.1 HSDPA Cell Set Up.
3.2 HSDPA Basic Call.
3.3 Mobility Management and Handover Procedures in HSDPA.