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LTE Performance Management with Vendors' Counters and KPIs

Course Description

After providing the participants an understanding of the LTE Air Interface and LTE Advanced features, different performance management measurement methods are covered. A number of applications are discussed along with various OSS aspects followed by the monitoring of Availability, Accessibility, Retainability, Cell Quality, Cell Load, Capacity, Integrity, Mobility and other important KPIs.

Content

INTRODUCTION
  • Evolution of 3G
  • Network architecture
  • E-UTRAN and EPC
  • eNodeB, MME, S-GW, P-GW, HSS
  • Overview of LTE Air Interface
  • New features introduced by LTE-Advanced3GPP, IETF and Internet standardization bodies
OVERVIEW OF LTE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
  • Performance measurement methods – Drive test, Statistical, Tracing and Real-Time Monitoring
  • Performance management applications
  • OSS aspects – measurement architecture, counter types. Configuration and post-processing aspects
AVAILABILITY MONITORING
  • Cell availability
  • S1 and X2 availability
  • SCTP performance
ACCESSIBLITY MONITORING
  • LTE QoS and Bearer model
  • Signaling procedures
  • RRC establishment KPIs
  • S1, Radio Bearer and E-RAB establishment KPIs
  • RRC re-establishment KPIs
  • Paging performance measurements
RETAINABILITY MONITORING
  • Signaling procedures
  • eNB and EPC triggered Bearer and Connection releases
  • Retainablity KPIs
  • Overall call completion KPIsSimplified Bearer Establishment
CELL QUALITY, LOAD AND CAPACITY MONITORING
  • DL and UL PRB capacity and load measurements
  • DL and UL quality measurements
  • Link Adaptation and Scheduler measurements
  • MIMO performance measurements
  • DL control channel capacity and load measurements
  • UL control channel capacity and load measurements
  • RA Procedure measurments
INTEGRITY - THROUGHPUT MONITORING
  • LTE Air Interface Protocol structure
  • Throughput and retransmission measurements at PDCP, RLC and MAC layers
  • Service throughputs
  • Cell level throughputs
  • LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation performance measurements
  • Overall network integrity KPIs
MOBILITY MONITORING
  • Handover in LTE – HO types, measurement events, HO procedures
  • LTE Intra-frequency HO performance
  • LTE Inter-frequency HO performance
  • InterRAT HO performance
  • CSFB performance from LTE perspective

 

Target audience

Primary target audience is e g network design engineers, service engineers, engineers working with Optimization, NOC, OMC or other RAN-related operational tasks.

Pre-requisites

The participants should have working experience from Mobile Networks and basic UMTS and LTE knowledge.

Course length

2 days

Price

1.800 €

Code

WM0079

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