The following process walkthrough describes step-by-step how x:akta can help a mobile operator to install a new Base Station/Node B.
This involves guided planning (physical and logical), radio parameter input, IP generation, visal report generation, installation support and parameter generation.
|1. A request comes in to set up a new Base Station/Node B.|
|2. A new site site and Base Station/Node B will be required, and is planned in x:akta. The engineer is guided through the necessary steps using templates from the Equipment Library. The equipment is marked as Planned in x:akta.|
|3. Radio parameters are being imported from (GIS) radio planning tools to x:akta.|
|4. The planned Base Station/Node B is automatically modified in x:akta based on the radio parameters.|
|5. Physical connectivity (e.g. cross connects, leased ines, radio links etc.) is planned in x:akta. The engineer is guided through the necessaty steps using x:akta's routing tools. The physical connectivity is marked as Planned in x:akta.|
|6. For 3G networks, the x:akta IP Manager module is used to generate subnets and IP adresses used for the Node B.|
|7. The equipment and connections planned in x:akta are ordered.|
|8. Logical connectivity is generated in x:akta for the traffic and O&M, based on templates. The status of the logical connectivity is marked as Planned in x:akta.|
|9. Visio drawings are dynamically updated by x:akta with color codes for new, modified and removed items and connections.|
|10. Technicians are installing the equipment and connectivity previously ordered. Connections are made based on the Visio drawings generated by x:akta. The equipment and connectivity are marked as installed in x:akta.|
|11. Configuration parameters generated by x:akta are sent to the Base Station/Node B after the BSC/RNC.|
|12. The Base Station/Node B is now configured and activated. The Base Station/Node B is marked as In Service in x:akta.|