1 Scope

12.043GPPPerformance data measurementsTS

The present document describes the requirements for the management of performance measurements and the collection of performance measurement data across a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN). It defines the administration of measurement schedules, the generation of measurement results in the Network Elements (NEs) and the transfer of these results to the Operations System (OS). It also describes how the various requirements can be modelled as part of the generic PLMN information model.

A set of measurements available for collection by NEs are described in annex B, effort has been made to ensure consistency in the definition of measurements between different NEs.

The following is beyond the scope the present document:

– how the data, once accumulated and collected, could or should be processed, stored, or presented to an end user;

– the information which may be obtained through the collection and processing of call or event related records which have been produced by the NEs primarily for the purpose of raising bills and other charges.

The management requirements have been derived from existing telecommunications operations experience. The management definitions were then derived from other standardisation work so as to minimise the re-invention factor. References are given as appropriate.

The objective of the present document is: to normalise the description of each measurement; and to produce a common description of the management technique for result accumulation and transmission across a management interface. The normalisation is intended to result in comparability of measurement data produced in a multi-vendor PLMN.

As far as possible, existing standardisation in the area of performance management has been re-used and enhanced where particular requirements, peculiar to the mobile telephony environment, have been recognised.

Field of application

The present document considers all aspects of performance management for a PLMN and its NEs defined in the GSM core Technical Specifications. However, only those aspects, which are GSM specific and particular to PLMN operation are included in the present document. Other performance measurement aspects of described NEs and performance measurement aspects of NEs not described by the GSM core Technical Specifications are included for information purposes in annex E or may be found in referenced documents.

1.1 References

The following documents contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of the present document.

  • References are either specific (identified by date of publication and/or edition number or version number) or non‑specific.
  • For a specific reference, subsequent revisions do not apply.
  • For a non-specific reference, the latest version applies. In the case of a reference to a 3GPP document (including a GSM document), a non-specific reference implicitly refers to the latest version of that document in the same Release as the present document.

[1] 3GPP TS 02.16: "Digital cellular telecommunication system (Phase 2+); International Mobile station Equipment Identities (IMEI)".

[2] 3GPP TS 04.08: "Digital cellular telecommunication system (Phase 2+); Mobile radio interface; Layer 3 specification".

[3] 3GPP TS 04.11: "Digital cellular telecommunication system (Phase 2+); Point-to-Point (PP) Short Message Service (SMS) support on mobile radio interface".

[4] 3GPP TS 05.08: "Digital cellular telecommunication system (Phase 2+); Radio subsystem link control".

[5] 3GPP TS 08.08: "Digital cellular telecommunication system (Phase 2+); Mobile-services Switching Centre – Base Station System (MSC – BSS) interface; Layer 3 specification".

[6] 3GPP TS 08.58: "Digital cellular telecommunication system (Phase 2+); Base Station Controller – Base Transceiver Station (BSC – BTS) interface; Layer 3 specification".

[7] 3GPP TS 09.02: "Digital cellular telecommunication system (Phase 2+); Mobile Application Part (MAP) specification".

[8] ETSI ETS 300 612-1 (GSM 12.00): "Digital cellular telecommunication system (Phase 2); Network Management (NM); Part 1: Objectives and structure of network management".

[9] ETSI ETS 300 612-2 (GSM 12.01): "Digital cellular telecommunication system (Phase 2); Network Management (NM); Part 2: Common aspects of GSM/DCS 1800 network management".

[10] ETSI ETS 300 617 (GSM 12.06): "Digital cellular telecommunication system (Phase 2); GSM network configuration management ".

[11] ETSI ETR 128 (GSM 12.30): "Digital cellular telecommunication system (Phase 2); ETSI object identifier tree; Common domain; Mobile domain; Operation and Maintenance (O&M), managed object registration definition".

[12] ITU-T Recommendation E.880: "Field data collection and evaluation on the performance of equipment, network and services".

[13] ITU-T Recommendation X.710: "Information technology – Open Systems Interconnection – Common Management Information Service".

[14] ITU-T Recommendation X.721: "Information technology – Open Systems Interconnection – Structure of management information: Definition of management information".

[15] ITU-T Recommendation X.730: "Information technology – Open Systems Interconnection – Systems Management: Object management function".

[16] ITU-T Recommendation X.731: "Information technology – Open Systems Interconnection – Systems Management: State management function".

[17] ITU-T Recommendation X.734: "Information technology – Open Systems Interconnection – Systems Management: Event report management function".

[18] ITU-T Recommendation X.735: "Information technology – Open Systems Interconnection – Systems Management: Log control function".

[19] ITU-T Recommendation X.738: "Information technology – Open Systems Interconnection – Systems management: Summarization function".

[20] ITU-T Recommendation X.739: "Information technology – Open Systems Interconnection – Systems Management: Metric objects and attributes".

[21] ISO 8571: "Information processing systems – Open Systems Interconnection – File Transfer, Access and Management".

[22] 3GPP TS 03.60: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); General Packet Radio Service (GPRS); Service description; Stage 2".

[23] 3GPP TS 04.60: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); General Packet Radio Service (GPRS); Mobile Station (MS) – Base Station System (BSS) interface; Radio Link Control/Medium Access Control (RLC/MAC) protocol".

[24] 3GPP TS 04.64: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); General Packet Radio Service (GPRS); Mobile Station – Serving GPRS Support Node (MS-SGSN) Logical Link Control (LLC) layer specification".

[25] 3GPP TS 04.65: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); General Packet Radio Service (GPRS); Mobile Station (MS) – Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN); Subnetwork Dependent Convergence Protocol (SNDCP)".

[26] GSM 08.16: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); General Packet Radio Service (GPRS); Base Station System (BSS) – Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) interface; Network Service".

[27] 3GPP TS 09.60: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); General Packet Radio Service (GPRS); GPRS Tunnelling Protocol (GTP) across the Gn and Gp Interface".

[28] IETF RFC 959: "File Transfer Protocol".

[29] IETF RFC 783: "Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) protocol (revision 2)".

[30] IETF RFC 1157: "Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)".

[31] 3GPP TS 08.18: "General Packet Radio Service (GPRS); Base Station System (BSS) – Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN); BSS GPRS Protocol (BSSGP)".

[32] ISO 10164-13: " Information technology – Open Systems Interconnection – Systems Management: Summarization Function".

1.2 Abbreviations

For the purposes of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:

AGCH Access Grant CHannel

APN Access Point Name

AuC Authentication Centre

BSC Base Station Controller

BSS Base Station System

BSSAP BSS Application Part

BTS Base Transceiver Station

CBCH Cell Broadcast CHannel

CCCH Common Control CHannel

ITU-T The International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee

CMIP Common Management Information Protocol

CMIS Common Management Information Service

CMISE Common Management Information Service Element

DCCH Dedicated Control CHannel

DCN Data Communication Network

EIR Equipment Identity Register

FACCH Fast Associated Control CHannel

FTAM File Transfer Access and Management

FTP File Transfer Protocol

GMSC Gateway Mobile services Switching Centre

GGSN Gateway GPRS Service Node

GPRS General Packet Radio Service

GSN GPRS Service Node

HLR Home Location Register

HO HandOver


IMEI International Mobile Equipment Identity

IMSI International Mobile Subscriber Identity

ISDN Integrated Service Digital Network

ISO International Standards Organisation

LLC Logical Link Control

LR Location Register

MMI Man-Machine Interface

MML Man-Machine Language

MOC Managed Object Class

MOI Managed Object Instance

MS Mobile Station

MSC Mobile services Switching Centre

MSRN Mobile Subscriber Roaming Number

MTP Message Transfer Part

NE Network Element

NMC Network Management Centre

NSS Network Sub System (including EIR, HLR, SMS-IWMSC, MSC and VLR)

OACSU Off-Air Call Set Up

OA&M Operation, Administration and Maintenance

OMAP (ITU-T) Operations, Maintenance and Administration Part

OMC Operations and Maintenance Centre

OS Operations System

OSI Open System Interconnection

O&M Operations and Maintenance

PCCCH Packet Common Control CHannel

PCCH Packet Paging CHannel

PCH Paging CHannel

PLMN Public Land Mobile Network (including BSS and NSS)

PM Performance Management

PTCH Packet Traffic CHannel

PVLR Previous VLR

QoS Quality of Service

RACH Random Access Channel

Rec. Recommendation

Ref. Reference

RF Radio Frequency

RR Radio Resource

RXLEV Reception LEVel

RXQUAL Reception QUALity

ROSE Remote Operation Service Element

SACCH Slow Associated Control CHannel

SDCCH Stand alone Dedicated Control CHannel

SCCP (ITU-T) Signalling Connection Control Part

SGSN Serving GPRS Service Node

SNDCP Sub Network Dependency Control Protocol

SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol

SMS-IWMSC Short Message Service – Inter Working MSC

Spec. Specification

SS Supplementary Service

TCAP (ITU-T) Transaction Capabilities Application Part

TCH Traffic CHannel

TMSI Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity

TMN Telecommunications Management Network

TS Technical Specification

VLR Visitors Location Register