Load-based hand-over in OsmoBSC

Neels Hofmeyr

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In 2018, OsmoBSC has undergone significant changes to allow load-based hand-over between overlapping cells. This talk describes the implementation and its configuration/use.

In 2018, OsmoBSC has undergone significant changes to allow load-based hand-over. The previous hand-over implementation only supported "link budget" type hand-overs, where a hand-over would be performed as a mobile station moves around from one cell to another cell.

However, a number of network configurations have [largely] overlapping cell coverage areas. In that case, hand-over shall also be performed to equalize and distribute the load among those cells to avoid congesting one cell (and hence denying services to those camping on it) while others are idle

This talk describes the history, implementation and its configuration/use of this new OsmoBSC feature.

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