Boda Cellfile Format

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Here we have some definitions about Boda Cellfile.

Its a file with Network Physical Data (cells) to be related with Network Data (processed dumps for CM, PM, etc).

Boda Cell File Purpose

  1. Template.
    Boda Cellfile will be the “standard” cell file.
    It should contain all relevant information for any network, and will be just like those comon cell files for tools like TEMS, GMON, GNETRACK, etc…

  2. Required/Optional fields.
    There’s a need to define the required fields, the minimum required fields like Latitude and Longitude of cells.

  3. Plot
    Once we have Boda Cellfile (with miminum required fields) loade into Boda Tool, we can plot it.

  4. Export
    Based on the Boda Cellfile, we’ll be able export updated data for third part tools, like export/create Tems Celfile. As Google Earth is widely used, Boda Cellfile can be exported to KML too.

Boda Cell File Definition

Boda Cell File (BCF) is a text file used to import network data into boda-lite. This data is loaded into the tools plan environment. The data source could be a planning tool or any other external source. The boda cell file can load 2G, 3G, and 4G cell parameters.

Importing Boda Cellfile

To import the Boda cell file data into Boda-lite

  1. Go to the Parse and Import module
  2. Select CM from the Data type select field
  3. Select BODASTAGE/BCF_CSV from the Vendor/Format select field
  4. Select the input folder with the location of the cell files
  5. Click Process

Boda Cell File Structure

2G Cell Parameters

Parameters Comments
technology Required. Values: GSM
ci Required
cellname Required
siteid Required
carrier_layer
azimuth
electrical_tilt
mechanical_tilt
lac
node
bcch Required
trx_frequencies
antenna_beam
latitude Required
longitude Required
height
vendor
cell_type
bsic Required
bcc
ncc
mnc
mcc
cgi
nbr_1 Values are neighbour cell CIs
nbr_n

3G Cell Parameters

Parameter Comments
technology Values: UMTS
ci Required
cellname Required
siteid Required
carrier_layer
azimuth Required
electrical_tilt
mechanical_tilt
lac
rac
sac
node
psc Required
uarfcn Required
antenna_beam
latitude Required
longitude Required
height
vendor
cell_type
mnc
mcc
cgi
rncid
nbr_1 Values are neighbour cell CIs
nbr_n

4G Cell Parameters

technology Comments
technology Value options are LTE
ci Required
cellname Required
siteid Required
enodeb_id
carrier_layer
azimuth
electrical_tilt
mechanical_tilt
tac
node
pci Required
euarfcn Required
bandwidth
ecgi
mnc
mcc
antenna_beam
latitude Required
longitude Required
height
vendor
cell_type
nbr_1 Values are neighbour cell CIs
nbr_n

All technologies can be in the same file.

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I prefer to use the same format as Tems.

@Sopheak_Noun we will definitely import the Tems file