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  • #52215 Reply
    dkumar
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    We are using ericsson equips and in a few sites we have ICM band to be 5.And we are facing a lot of call drops.Whats the cause and how can it be solved

    #52216 Reply
    pix
    Guest

    is ICM related to interference measurements during idle mode ?

    in this case, it shows a lot of interference in the UL direction, or possibly some hardware problems that generated noises in the system (TRX issues ?).

    You could check your frequency planning, perhaps activate frequency hopping and UL power control.

    #52217 Reply
    dkumar
    Guest

    Well we are using frequency hopping.And we have changed the whole RBS.So it cant be a hardware issue.And also the frequency.We have changed it too. Please explain on UL power control and how it could resolve this issue

    #52218 Reply
    pix
    Guest

    dkumar,

    i’m afraid your issue requires someone that knows about ericsson.. i’m not sure i understand what is ICM 🙂

    anyway, if your qos looks like there is a lot of interference, and there is no interference from your own network, and there is no hardware faults, then i would suggest you are facinf an external interferer (other operators, other technologies, alarm system, army radar, anti-theft systems, etc etc etc)

    you could perform some frequency scanning in the area, while turning your site off for a while.

    it could also be your antenna, or feeders, but that’s quite a rare problem.

    #52219 Reply
    Sugun
    Guest

    May be try switch off the repeaters/Boosters installed within 1Km radius one by one and then check ICM

    #52220 Reply
    Richard
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    ICM implies Idle Channel Measurements and this indicates the signal strength measurements on idle channels. This is used to at assignment to allocate the best channel, that is channels with very low noise (ICM 1)

    With ICM of 5 corresponding to high drops in the UL, it implies high interference and you need to check your frequency plan, overshooting cells, hardware faults, etc

    #52221 Reply
    Arpan
    Guest

    Hi!!
    chk for any booster in that area.. may be that is misbehaving… and causing interference in the uplink

    #52222 Reply
    emile allongo
    Guest

    Hi Guys
    Can you help me how i can check icmband problem with log file after drive test?
    Thanks
    BR

    #52223 Reply
    Sbhattarai
    Guest

    for high ICMBAND in ericsson system, more likely the issue is related with the hardware, radios.do you have TMAs? or RXAIT system to get more receive line to share between GSM and UMTS? some of these high ICMBAND has been fixed with simply frequency retune, some of them with bad TMAs replacement as well as some time with alarms on the RXAIT. ICMBAND got clear after we reset the RXAIT.some of the worst icmband we noticed in GSM site where we are sharing the line with UMTS where after doing lots of cable check,sweeep test,radio replacement…no luck and finally the repeater nearby area was causing and after we turn off the repeater and measured everything was good and icmband level was 1.Please try one thing at a time.Good Luck.

    #52224 Reply
    SHINI
    Guest

    HI KUMAR,
    high ICM band can be caused by external interference.you cant see this from TEMS log files as the log files shows downlink data.
    The best way is get a spectrum analyser and try to check on this. Let me know if this is an inbuilding site

    #52225 Reply
    x1carrier
    Guest

    Does anyone have any installation procedures or documentation on RX-AIT frame installations?

    #52226 Reply
    AliAsgher
    Guest

    Band 5 Interference is too high. If your LIMIT4 is the default value then it corresponds to an interference level of better than -88dB.
    Best way is to check the nearby sites for interference too. [Probably it is external interference due to Jammers or Military transmitters]. See if you can pinpoint a possible location using Interference in the area.
    But Spectrum Analyzer is the best solution. Coupled with a directional antenna, you can dig out the source of interference. [Do remember to hunt for interference in the hours when ICM band 5 is visible in stats]

    #52227 Reply
    noorul ameen
    Guest

    dear sir,
    please explain ICM band value concept in Ericsson BTS and how to reduce ICM band value in ericssion BTS.

    #52228 Reply
    Moojahid
    Guest

    Dear all,
    I wanna know the ICM Band details 1 to 5. Is it only escalate interference?

    #52229 Reply
    Munish Mankotia
    Guest

    WE ARE FACING HIGH ICM BAND PROBLEM AT INTER BSC LOCATION ALSO ON BOTH SITES TRIBAND ANTENNA’S ARE INSTALLED AND ARE SITES ARE NEWLY ON-AIR UMTS SITES .

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