telecomHall Experts Handbook - Introduction



During decades Telecommunications has changed a lot. Also, has changed the work of Telecom Professional.

More and more new Technologies are introduced, with new algorithms, tools, demands, creating a big challenge to the telecom professional. Urgent requirements on day to day work don’t give the professional extra time to search for good information or resources available. This situation often ends up with extra (or redundant) work being executed, while some important tasks are postponed.

Thinking about these problems, this book was created: to meet the needs of those who want to go straight to the point, knowing the best way to work with all current telecom vendors.

The Structure of the Book

This document provides an insight into the different methods to work with multivendor multi-technology networks. This includes data collection, processing and of course, using it to get results.

Here you will find guides (steps by steps) to do each task. Either using GUI (Graphical User Interface) or CLI (Command Line Interface). By following the steps or recommended procedures, the professional will be able to collect and process any kind of important file to evaluate the Network.

TIP: There’s often more than one way (as the presented here) to achieve these results. If you know a better flow, please contact us and help to improve our handbook.


As the entire telecomHall mission, this book is also collaborative.

This book is written by a selected group of Experts, using the telecomHall platform to collaborate.

There are currently more than 130 people contributing with the project in their spare time.

Who is it headed for?

This guide is aimed at first time users or experienced users requiring a quick reference on telecommunications.

This Handbook, its mission, vision (telecomHall, Hunter, Boda) is intended for anyone with desire to collaborate, to learn and to share ideas.

This can be:

  • Telecom Consultants : working for several vendors, and often needing to handle different vendor data;
  • Students : an opportunity to learn and understand how a complete telecom system works through practical examples;
  • Programmers : either to improve your skills or simply learn;
  • Carrier (Operator) employee : to learn alternative tools/methods you can use in your company, saving CAPEX and OPEX;
  • Or simply a tech addict : if you want to participate in a project that aims to reach the complete ecosystem (get and handle configuration data, performance data, fault data, etc…) and present it in a dashboard.

How can I support/participate of this project?

Your support will ensure the success of the project.

There are different ways you can get involved:

  • You can contribute code to the project.
  • You can share the project with your friends and spread the word
  • You can use the tool and provide feedback on any issues you may find
  • You can write documentation and ‘how to’ guides
  • You can answer questions for other users concerning usage
  • You can suggest/request new features in the telecomHall Forum platform

Boda Methodology

There some differences from using each vendor/technology information. Each one can have his own way.

In addition, the experts use the Hunter Methodology, a free group of the best practices agreed on some theme (when everyone agrees on some best way to do some action).

Exporting Network Data

Instead of exporting chunks of data for each specific need, we prefer to export ALL network data. Every vendor has a method of configuring data for large networks (for example using XML files) adhering to a defined structure and are compliant with 3GPP standards.

  • In Ericsson for 2G CM we use CNAI version 2 ( a better version of other command CNAI).
  • In Ericsson for 3G/4G CM we have the BCG Bulk Configuration (BCG), that works conforms to the 3GPP requirements for uploading (export) and downloading (import) configuration files.
  • In Huawei, we also have the files (GExport).