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GSM and UMTS Common CPRI Interface

SRAN6.0
Feature Parameter Description


Issue 01
Date 2011-03-30

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GSM and UMTS Common CPRI Interface Contents

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Contents
1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 1-1
1.1 Scope ............................................................................................................................................ 1-1
1.2 Intended Audience......................................................................................................................... 1-1
1.3 Change History .............................................................................................................................. 1-1
2 Technical Description .............................................................................................................. 2-1
3 Parameters.................................................................................................................................. 3-1
4 Counters ...................................................................................................................................... 4-1
5 Glossary ...................................................................................................................................... 5-1
6 Reference Documents ............................................................................................................. 6-1

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GSM and UMTS Common CPRI Interface 1 Introduction

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1 Introduction
1.1 Scope
This document describes multi-mode RRU connections and multi-mode RRU/RFU star-connections with
the BBU through GSM/UMTS common CPRI interfaces when the base station works in GSM+UMTS
mode (MRFD-210001 Multi-mode BS Common CPRI Interface(GBTS), MRFD-210002 Multi-mode BS
RRU/RFU star-connection with separate CPRI interface(GBTS), MRFD-220001 Multi-mode BS
Common CPRI Interface(NodeB), MRFD-220002 Multi-mode BS RRU/RFU star-connection with
separate CPRI interface(NodeB) ).
1.2 Intended Audience
This document is intended for:
Personnel who are familiar with GSM and WCDMA basics
Personnel who need to understand GSM and UMTS common CPRI interface
Personnel who work with Huawei products
1.3 Change History
This section provides information on the changes in different document versions.
There are two types of changes, which are defined as follows:
Feature change: refers to the change in the GSM and UMTS common CPRI interface feature of a
specific product version.
Editorial change: refers to the change in wording or the addition of the information that was not
described in the earlier version.
Document Issues
The document issues are as follows:
01 (2011-03-30)
Draft A (2010-12-30)
01 (2011-03-30)
This is the document for the first commercial release of SRAN6.0.
Compared with issue Draft A (2010-12-30) of SRAN6.0, this issue optimizes the description.
Draft A (2010-12-30)
This is the draft of the document for SRAN6.0.
Compared with issue 01 (2010-10-15) of SRAN5.0, this issue optimizes the description.
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GSM and UMTS Common CPRI Interface 2 Technical Description

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2 Technical Description
Traditional GSM and UMTS dual-mode applications require that one base station use both the RF
modules dedicated to GSM and those dedicated to UMTS. In this case, GSM data and UMTS data are
carried on different fiber optic cables on CPRI interfaces.
As multi-mode RRUs are developed, the GSM and UMTS common CPRI interface feature becomes
applicable. This feature can reduce the demand for the fiber optic cables on CPRI interfaces and
therefore, it can lower the corresponding installation and maintenance costs for the fiber optics.
The GSM and UMTS common CPRI interface feature can be implemented in the following ways:
Multi-mode RRU connections with the BBU through shared CPRI interfaces
As shown in Figure 2-1, GSM data and UMTS data can share one fiber optic cable on each CPRI
interface. The GTMU transfers the UMTS data in both the uplink and downlink directions.
Figure 2-1 Multi-mode RRU connections with the BBU through shared CPRI interfaces



When the BBU and RRUs are connected in the way shown in Figure 2-1, a relatively small quantity of fiber optic cables
are required. This connection scheme, however, is not recommended, because of the following disadvantages:
The UMTS side of the base station is dependent on the GSM side. Damages on the CPRI ports on the GTMU and faults
in the GTMU will affect UMTS services.
GSM traffic and UMTS traffic share the CPRI bandwidth.
GSM services and UMTS services interrelate. Therefore, in the case of expansion or evolution on the GSM or UMTS
side, there is an impact on the other side.
Multi-mode RRU/RFU star-connections with the BBU through separate CPRI interfaces
As shown in Figure 2-2, GSM data and UMTS data are transmitted separately on the CPRI interfaces.
In this case, the GSM side and the UMTS side can work concurrently in each RF module without
impacts on each other. In addition, this connection scheme spares more CPRI ports on the GTMU for
GSM traffic, compared with the connection scheme shown in Figure 2-1.
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Figure 2-2 Multi-mode RRU/RFU star-connections with the BBU through separate CPRI interfaces



The connection scheme shown in Figure 2-2 is recommended. According to this scheme, the GSM side and the UMTS
side are independent of each other, which facilitate evolution and expansion of the services on either side.
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GSM and UMTS Common CPRI Interface 3 Parameters

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3 Parameters
There are no specific parameters associated with this feature.
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GSM and UMTS Common CPRI Interface 4 Counters

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4 Counters
There are no specific counters associated with this feature.
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GSM and UMTS Common CPRI Interface 5 Glossary

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5 Glossary
For the acronyms, abbreviations, terms, and definitions, see the Glossary.
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GSM and UMTS Common CPRI Interface 6 Reference Documents

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6 Reference Documents
There are no specific reference documents associated with this feature.