From thousands of users – FTTH / FTTB (and CO based VDSL2)to Hundreds of users FTTN: vectoringTo Tens of users FTTdp – but 100000s of nodes
The annual Melbourne Festival in Australia offers spectators 4 days of horses races, the Derby, Cup, Oaks, and Stakes day.These events are very popular and attended by many spectators. For example, 98K people attended the races during Derby and 106K the horse races during Cup day. the problem is that all these people in one small location caused major network congestion on Telstra’s network.Telstra wanted a capacity solution for the races birdcage VIP area, an area that is only 100 meters by 50 meters.Telstra network is also a very complex. The macros in the surrounding area supported 2 carriers at 850 MHz and 3 carriers at 2100 MHz. It was decided that the metro cells would share one of the 2100 MHz carriers. The solution was to provide coverage to the birdcage with 7 9764 Metro Cells Outdoors. The metro cells integration with this multi-vendor network and multi-carrier HetNet went very smoothlyAdditionally, the metro cells provided good coverage and performance, greatly lessening network congestion. These are some of the KPIs from this event:Carried more than 262K PS sessions and 8.7K CS callsHigh aggregated DL throughput of 1 Mbps95% PS call setup rate on Derby Day98% CS call setup rate on Cup DayGood handover success values, with metro to metro having a 98% success rate You might be wondering why so few voice calls were placed. The birdcage so very noisy and the staff said that you basically could not hear. Therefore, it was much easier to use data communications.