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Minute Erlang Per drop

aman - 2nd February 2017  (14:05 GMT)

what is the unit on TCH ERLANG PER MINUTE DROP??

pix - 4th May 2012  (11:43 GMT)

yes, that's the perfect title for what's written below.
thank you for your inputs.

AK singh - 4th May 2012  (10:11 GMT)

What Is Earlang per drop

pix - 3rd December 2010  (20:52 GMT)

el mariachi,

yes, that's correct.
The real formula of "minute erl per drop" is "erlang*60 / number of drops"
(if measurements done in one hour)
my formula is just a trick, to study the real formula.


drop/erl = 0.64
FR traffic = 23.43 erl
HR traffic = 18.12 erl
--> drop = 0.64*(23.43+18.12) = 26.6 drops

with "my" stupid formula, you should get:
drop/calls = 26.6drops / [(23.43erl+18.12erl)*3600/13.43s] = 26.6/11138 = 0.2%

In your inputs, you say that there are only 2164 call attempts, but I find "11,138" tch attempts. I guess the difference is due to high amount of incoming HO in the cell.
Look at the very short tch duration avg... it's very bad !! 13 seconds !!


jack - 3rd December 2010  (08:18 GMT)

hi pix.
i think that Drop/Erlang is more accurate for this case.

any way,suppose this situation:
TCH Traffic=23.4300003051757
HTCH T raffic=18.1299991607666
Defined Tch=Avail Tch=22
Avail HTCH=43
TCH MHT=13.43
Call attempt TCH=2164

NOTE:this measurement is done in 1 Houre.
according your formula,what is number of drop calls in this 1 houre?

el mariachi - 30th November 2010  (15:51 GMT)

hello Pix,
drops / (erlang * 3600 / tch_average_duration [s])

drops:number of drops
erlang: TCH traffic carried
tch_average_duration [s]: call duration

please confirm

pix - 23rd November 2010  (20:01 GMT)

hi fresh, fresher and freshest,

it shows the "density" of drops in the cell. In the end, it is just another way to estimate the call drop rate in the cell.
20 erlangs
10 drops
= 2 erl/drop = 120 minute-erl/drop

There is 1 drop every 2 hours of communication in the cell.

Now let's assume that 1 call = 1 minute
There are 20 erlangs, that's 20 hours = 1,200 minutes = 1,200 calls
CDR = 10/1,200 = 0.89%

There is a proportional relationship between min-erl/drop and the call drop rate. You could as well use the following formula :
drops / (erlang * 3600 / tch_average_duration [s])

the main difference is that if TCH are shorter than usual (due to HO for example), it means there are more calls in the cell, but still the same amount of drops : you drop rate decreases.
If TCH are longer than usual, the drop rate increases. But a "drop" KPI should not be impacted by TCH duration.

Whereas the minute-erlang per drop remains stable whatever the duration of the TCH.
It looks like the min-erlang per drop is a more objective approach than the call drop rate, especially in networks with a high amount of handovers. Problematic cells with high amount of HO have shorter TCH, therefore they have a better call drop rate than the subscribers are experiencing.

Well, while writing this post I convinced myself that erl/drop is useful :)) I am a manipulative master....

Regards :)

Fresh Opt - 23rd November 2010  (19:26 GMT)

and what is the importance of minuteErl/call drop? What tells us?
Fresh Opt

Bijoy - 23rd November 2010  (06:51 GMT)

Hi fresher
It means the average Erlang mins carried between 2 successive call drops in the cell.


fresher - 15th November 2010  (09:08 GMT)

Hi All Expert,

Please Explain me What is Minute Erlang per drop.

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