nokia flexi bts commissioning tutorial

This Tutorial will teach you how to commission the nokia flexi edge bts manager almost in 5-10 minutes.

we will start with the settings of laptop first,Open the network connection , find the tcp ip connection icon for LAN, before that plz ensure that you have connected your RJ45 cross cable to LMP port of Flexi BTS ESMA Card.

nokia bts commissioning tcp ip

tcp ip settings flexi bts manager

screen shows how to set TCP/IP

Double click on the Local Area connection , ensure that your local area connection LAN get enable as soon as you plug the RJ45 cross cable to LMP port of ESMA.

flexi bts ip settings

screen shows the ip settings to login the flexi bts

Place the IP Address as :

Subnet Mask as :

IP Gateway as :

Click ok and then open the Flexi EDGE BTS Manager Icon,as soon as you click on icon a window will open which ask you to enter login id and password, just leave everything as it is and click connect.

nokia flexi bts commissioning login

screen shows asking for login and password

After you click on connect you will be logged into the flexi bts edge manager screen, it may happen that you get one error message of cd software version mismatch,but do not panic on this as it is conveying to you that the running software version and your laptop software version from which you have just logged in is different, and many of the functions may not work for you.

nokia flexi bts software version mismatch

Now go to Commissioning option in top menu bar then click on wizard,and it will open you the following screen.

flexi edge bts manager commissioning

Now in this screen you will find many options like commissioning via SCF, commissioning via Template we will get into these commissioning type in later article,you simple click on Commission Manually as of now for simple process.

flexi bts commissioning manually

Then it will give you two options too choose,specify from file and specify manually,this time click on specify manually.

nokia flexi bts commissioning

in the next screen, it will ask you bscf id,bsc id etc so fill it as if you know otherwise do the next.


here you have to define the anntenna cabling and tx cabling for bts,however this part can be escaped and can be done later,but its good to fill the details right here to avoid outage. moreover this part can also be configured by OMCR,after OMU is recieved.

More on Flexi BTS Anntena Cabling and TX Cabling will be published later on.

nokia-flexi-bts-transmission-cabling-tx antenna-cabling-flexi-bts

Below  three screens can be left unchanged,if any parameters required to set here,then you can do that later by prompting it to OMCR.

Nothing to take with Battery backup unit as of now,you can leave the field unchanged and proceed next.

Other Passive Unit,leave the field intact and proceed next

Transmission parameters, Fill the Transmission parameters details, Like if your BTS is using FIFA or FIPA or any other card as transmission parameter,you click on first option , choose the options from drop down menu.

in latest version of bts software, their are more options in this page which is  “Upload from BTS” , this options facilitate you to not to fill any card and traffic related information manually,it will automatically update from bts previous configuration.

Line Interface settings is the next screen where you will check the interface which you are going to use it for current BTS,this setting is to MAP the E1 pushed from BSC to BTS. you just click on the options mentioned on screen and move forward.

Whenever you choose interface,do not forgot to make it “in Use” otherwise E1 will not be received and bts wont work

Synchronization set is very important part of nokia BTS which you can set on this screen,the first sync source should be the Rx Clock which must be mapped to the 2M E1 port (line interface) which you are using for this bts port, and second one will be internal timing always.

Traffic management is the next part,fill the traffic for particular bts by asking traffic configuration to planning/OMCR team,more on how to put traffic will be taught 1 by 1 in future articles,here you can place OMU and can move forward as once OMU is received , OMCR engineer can help you to resolve further.

Next screen is the Abis protection for E1 which will be discussed in detail in future article, as of now you can leave changes intact

Next part is the cross connection,not used generally for simple configuration,but used when you require specific channel mapping and forwarding feature.

Q1 Allocation is required when you want to connect any other device like FIU via this BTS, after doing this Q1 and making FIU connected,you can ask for login to FIU directly via this BTS remotely.

Final stage of commissioning,you can click next and move further.

In this screen you are shown with the SCF details which bts will send to BSC,click on send SCF and you are done with nokia flexi bts commissioning.

You can watch the comissiong progress window untill all options get completed.

One by one BTS will start configuring ,SW Downloading etc

After Successful Completion it will show you the commissioning report,if any error message will occur then it will display the error on bottom of commissioning window.

this was very fast track comissioning steps for nokia flexi bts, though each section need to be elaborate for detail study,which we will be going to deliver in further articles,meanwhile keep checking the website for flexi bts commissioning video which will be published very soon.

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