REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CDMA 2000 1X S332005 by gdx67036

VIEWS: 157 PAGES: 110

									REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

  CDMA 2000 1X S33/2005



SUPPLY, INSTALLATION and
    COMMISSIONING
          of a
CDMA 2000 1x WLL Network




                                   September 2005
                                 Telecom Fiji Limited
                                      Ganilau House
                                                  Suva
                                          Fiji Islands
                 Tel: 679-321-0471 Fax: 679-330-2303
                       Email: sakeasi.seru@tfl.com.fj
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0    Executive Summary ................................................................................................ 7
2.0    Introduction............................................................................................................. 8
3.0    Definitions............................................................................................................... 9
4.0    General.................................................................................................................. 10
  4.1     The Company.................................................................................................... 10
  4.2     The Country ...................................................................................................... 10
  4.3     Operational Organization.................................................................................. 10
  4.4     Scope................................................................................................................. 11
  4.5     Objective ........................................................................................................... 11
  4.6     Bidding Document ............................................................................................ 12
5.0    Instruction to Bidders............................................................................................ 13
  5.1     Introduction....................................................................................................... 13
  5.2     Definition of Compliance ................................................................................. 14
  5.3     Bidders Response to Instruction ....................................................................... 14
  5.4     Completion Target ............................................................................................ 14
  5.5     Local Representation ........................................................................................ 14
  5.6     Preliminary Survey, Planning & Due Diligence............................................... 15
  5.7     Pre-Bid Consultation......................................................................................... 15
  5.8     Documents Comprising the Bid........................................................................ 15
  5.9     Project Officers and Team Support................................................................... 17
  5.10 Rejection of the Bids......................................................................................... 17
  5.11 Origin and Approval of Goods ......................................................................... 17
  5.12 Cost of Bidding ................................................................................................. 17
  5.13 Clarification of Bidding Document .................................................................. 17
  5.14 Amendment of Bidding Documents ................................................................. 18
  5.15 Language of Bids .............................................................................................. 18
  5.16 Documents Establishing Bidder’s Qualification............................................... 18
  5.17 Prices................................................................................................................. 18
  5.18 Bid Security ...................................................................................................... 19
  5.19 Validity of Bids................................................................................................. 19
  5.20 Format and Signing........................................................................................... 19
  5.21 Sealing and Marking of Bids ............................................................................ 20
     5.21.1 Bid Security .............................................................................................. 20
     5.21.2 Executive Summary .................................................................................. 20
  5.22 Deadline For Submission.................................................................................. 21
  5.23 Late Bids ........................................................................................................... 21
  5.24 Modifications and Withdrawal of Bids............................................................. 21
  5.25 Opening of Bids ................................................................................................ 21
  5.26 Clarification of Bids.......................................................................................... 22
  5.27 Preliminary Examination .................................................................................. 22
  5.28 Evaluation and Comparison of Bids ................................................................. 22
  5.29 Alternate Proposals ........................................................................................... 23
  5.30 Project Schedule................................................................................................ 23
  5.31 Supply Agreement ............................................................................................ 23
  5.32 Support Agreement ........................................................................................... 23


Telecom Fiji Limited                                   Confidential                                          Page 2 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



  5.33 Project Financing .............................................................................................. 24
  5.34 Contacting TFL................................................................................................. 24
  5.35 TFL’S Right to Accept/Reject any or All Bids................................................. 24
  5.36 Notification of Award (LOI)............................................................................. 24
  5.37 Signing of Contract ........................................................................................... 25
  5.38 Performance Bond ............................................................................................ 25
6.0    Technical Overview .............................................................................................. 26
  6.1      Core Transport Network ................................................................................... 26
  6.2      Public Switched Telephone Network................................................................ 26
  6.3      Access Network ................................................................................................ 27
     6.3.1      Access Cable Network.............................................................................. 27
     6.3.2      Remote Subscriber System ....................................................................... 27
     6.3.3      CDMA WLL............................................................................................. 27
     6.3.4      DCS 20/30 Digital Concentrator System.................................................. 27
     6.3.5      4RF............................................................................................................ 28
  6.4      Signalling and Synchronisation ........................................................................ 28
     6.4.1      Signalling .................................................................................................. 28
     6.4.2      Synchronisation......................................................................................... 28
  6.5      Digital Data Network........................................................................................ 29
  6.6      Internet Services................................................................................................ 30
  6.7      Transtel Pre-Paid Platform................................................................................ 30
  6.8      Ring Tones ........................................................................................................ 30
     6.8.1      Description of Tones................................................................................. 31
7.0    Evaluation Plan ..................................................................................................... 33
8.0    Technical Specifications ....................................................................................... 35
  8.1      Standards Requirements (M) ............................................................................ 35
     8.1.1      Interface (M) ............................................................................................. 35
     8.1.2      WIN (M) ................................................................................................... 36
     8.1.3      SS7 (M)..................................................................................................... 36
     8.1.4      Data Service (M)....................................................................................... 36
     8.1.5      IP (M)........................................................................................................ 37
     8.1.6      Safety (M) ................................................................................................. 38
     8.1.7      Others (M)................................................................................................. 38
9.0    General Requirements........................................................................................... 39
  9.1      Global Evolution Platform (M)......................................................................... 39
  9.2      Multi-vendor Support (M) ................................................................................ 39
  9.3      General Function Requirements ....................................................................... 39
     9.3.1      Mobility functions (M) ............................................................................. 39
     9.3.2      Handoff functions (M) .............................................................................. 39
     9.3.3      Quick Paging Channel (M) ....................................................................... 39
     9.3.4      Power Control (M).................................................................................... 39
     9.3.5      Radio Resource Management (M) ............................................................ 40
     9.3.6      Micro/Macro Cells (M)............................................................................. 40
     9.3.7      Deployment Flexibility (M)...................................................................... 40
     9.3.8      Call Release (M) ....................................................................................... 40
  9.4      Security (M) ...................................................................................................... 40



Telecom Fiji Limited                                   Confidential                                         Page 3 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



  9.5     Wireless Public Phone (M) ............................................................................... 41
  9.6     Diagnostic/Testing (M)..................................................................................... 41
  9.7     Quality of Service (M) ...................................................................................... 41
  9.8     Expansion (M) .................................................................................................. 41
  9.9     Evolution (M).................................................................................................... 42
  9.10 Reliability Requirements .................................................................................. 42
     9.10.1    Redundancy (M) ....................................................................................... 42
     9.10.2 MTBF (M) ................................................................................................ 42
  9.11 Markings (M) .................................................................................................... 42
  9.12 Software (M)..................................................................................................... 43
  9.13 Documentation.................................................................................................. 43
     9.13.1 General Requirements (M) ....................................................................... 43
     9.13.2 System Description Documents (M)......................................................... 43
     9.13.3 System Operation Documents (M) ........................................................... 44
  9.14 Quality Standards (M)....................................................................................... 44
10.0 Operational Requirements .................................................................................... 45
  10.1 Supervision (M) ................................................................................................ 45
  10.2 Alarm Indications (M) ...................................................................................... 45
  10.3 Synchronization (M) ......................................................................................... 45
  10.4 Maintenance Aspects (M) ................................................................................. 46
  10.4 Dimensions (M) ................................................................................................ 46
  10.5 Power Supply (M)............................................................................................. 47
  10.6 Power Consumption (M)................................................................................... 47
  10.7 Cooling Arrangement (M) ................................................................................ 47
  10.8 Antenna (M)...................................................................................................... 47
  10.9 Feeder Cable (M) .............................................................................................. 47
  10.10     Outdoor Equipment (M) ............................................................................... 47
  10.11     Lightning Protection (M) .............................................................................. 48
  10.12     Environmental Specifications (M)................................................................ 48
  10.13     Interference to Existing Wireless Networks ................................................. 48
11.0 Network Configuration Requirements.................................................................. 49
  11.1 Geographic Clusters and Subscriber Counts (M) ............................................. 49
  11.2 Cdma2000 Link Budget (M)............................................................................. 50
  11.3 Call Traffic Model (M) ..................................................................................... 52
  11.4 Network Configuration (M).............................................................................. 53
     11.4.1 System Summary (M) ............................................................................... 54
     11.4.2    Terminal Configuration (M) ..................................................................... 55
  11.5 Service Requirements (M) ................................................................................ 55
     11.5.1 Basic Services (M).................................................................................... 55
     11.5.2 Optional Service (M) ................................................................................ 56
12.0 Technical Requirements........................................................................................ 59
  12.1 General (M)....................................................................................................... 59
  12.2 Coverage without any Performance Degradation (M)...................................... 59
     12.2.1 Echo Cancellation Technique (M) ............................................................ 59
  12.3 BTS ................................................................................................................... 59
     12.3.1 Basic Function (M) ................................................................................... 59



Telecom Fiji Limited                                  Confidential                                         Page 4 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



    12.3.2 Specifications of Transmitter and Receiver (M)....................................... 60
    12.3.3   Evolution Capability (M).......................................................................... 61
    12.3.4   Interfaces (M)............................................................................................ 61
    12.3.5 Performance (M)....................................................................................... 61
  12.4 BSC ................................................................................................................... 61
    12.4.1 BSC Function (M)..................................................................................... 61
    12.4.2 Capacity Requirement (M) ....................................................................... 61
    12.4.3 BSC Features (M) ..................................................................................... 62
    12.4.4 Evolution Requirements (M) .................................................................... 63
    12.4.5   Interfaces (M)............................................................................................ 63
  12.5 IWF (M) ............................................................................................................ 63
  12.6 MSC/VLR ......................................................................................................... 64
    12.6.1 MSC Functions (M) .................................................................................. 64
    12.6.2 MSC Features (M) .................................................................................... 66
    12.6.3   Interfaces of MSC (M).............................................................................. 67
    12.6.4 Capacity Requirements (M)...................................................................... 68
    12.6.5 Compatibility Requirements (M).............................................................. 68
    12.6.6 Billing Requirements (M) ......................................................................... 68
  12.7 HLR/AC (M)..................................................................................................... 68
    12.7.1 HLR Functions (M)................................................................................... 68
    12.7.2 HLR Features (M)..................................................................................... 69
    12.7.3 Capacity Requirements (M)...................................................................... 69
    12.7.4   Reliability Requirements (M) ................................................................... 69
  12.8 Packet Switch Core Network (M)..................................................................... 69
    12.8.1 PDSN/FA (Packet Data Service Node/ Foreign Agent) (M) .................... 70
    12.8.2 Home Agent (HA) (M) ............................................................................. 71
    12.8.3 AAA Server (M) ....................................................................................... 71
    12.8.4   Packet Switch Core Network System Features (M) ................................. 71
  12.9 OMC (M) .......................................................................................................... 71
    12.9.1 Functions (M)............................................................................................ 72
    12.9.2   Interface (M) ............................................................................................. 72
  12.10    Short Message Service System (SMS) ......................................................... 73
    12.10.1     General (M)........................................................................................... 73
    12.10.2     Requirements (M) ................................................................................. 73
13.0 Terminal Technical Requirements........................................................................ 75
  13.1 General (M)....................................................................................................... 75
  13.2 Specification (M) .............................................................................................. 75
    13.2.1 Transmitter (M)......................................................................................... 75
    13.2.2 Receiver (M) ............................................................................................. 75
  13.3 CDMA Terminal Requirements (M) ................................................................ 76
    13.3.1 FWT – Terminal Type (M) ....................................................................... 76
    13.3.2   FWT - Phone Type (M) ............................................................................ 77
    13.3.3 Handset (M) .............................................................................................. 77
  13.4 IP Protocol for using the Packet Data Service (M)........................................... 78
14.0 Commercial Specifications ................................................................................... 79
  14.1 Project Management ......................................................................................... 79



Telecom Fiji Limited                                  Confidential                                         Page 5 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



     14.1.1 Project Manager (M)................................................................................. 79
     14.1.2 Project Schedule (M) ................................................................................ 79
     14.1.3 Design Review Meeting (P)...................................................................... 80
  14.2 Technical Support (M)...................................................................................... 80
  14.3 Installation (M) ................................................................................................. 80
  14.4 Test and Commissioning (M) ........................................................................... 80
  14.5 Product History (M).......................................................................................... 81
  14.6 Documentation and Training ............................................................................ 81
     14.6.1 Documentation (M)................................................................................... 81
     14.6.2 Training (M).............................................................................................. 81
  14.7 Warranty Support and Spares (M) .................................................................... 82
  14.8 Acceptance (M)................................................................................................. 82
  14.9 Delivery (P)....................................................................................................... 82
  14.10     Test Equipment and Specialized Tools (P)................................................... 83
  14.11     Pricing (M).................................................................................................... 83
  14.12     Payment Terms (M) ...................................................................................... 83
     14.12.1     Currency of Payments........................................................................... 83
     14.12.2     Mode of Payments ................................................................................ 83
     14.12.3. Payments Schedules.................................................................................... 83
  14.13     Price Format (M)........................................................................................... 84
  14.14     Commitment ................................................................................................. 86
15.0 Glossary ................................................................................................................ 87
16.0 Appendix................................................................................................................... 90
  16.1 Appendix 16.1 Compliance Table .................................................................... 90
  16.2 Appendix 16.2 Transmission Network Diagram .............................................. 91
  16.3 Appendix 16.3 Public Switched Telephone Network....................................... 93
  16.4 Appendix 16.4 CDMA Network Diagram........................................................ 95
  16.5 Appendix 16.5 4RF Network Diagram............................................................. 96
  16.6 Appendix 16.6 DDN Network Diagram ........................................................... 97
  16.7 Appendix 16.7 Detailed Evaluation Plan.......................................................... 98
  16.8 Appendix 16.8 DSL Network Diagram .......................................................... 101
  16.9 Appendix 16.9 Test Equipment ...................................................................... 102
  16.10     Appendix 16.10 Existing CDMA BTS ....................................................... 103
  16.11     Appendix 16.11 Communication Towers ................................................... 104
  16.12     Appendix 16.12 Communication Towers Locations .................................. 105
  16.13     Appendix 16.13 Phase 1 & 2 Required CDMA 2000 1X Coverage .......... 106
  16.14     Appendix 16.14 Auto Activation Process................................................... 107


                           PUBLICITY
NO PUBLICITY OR DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROJECT ARE TO BE DISCLOSED
BY ANY BIDDER OR ANY OTHER ASSOCIATED PARTY WITHOUT THE
WRITTEN PERMISSION OF TFL PRIOR TO, DURING OR AFTER THE PROJECT
IS AWARDED. IN GENERAL ANY PUBLICITY OR MEDIA ENQUERIES WILL BE
DEALT WITH BY TFL.




Telecom Fiji Limited                                   Confidential                                          Page 6 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




1.0 Executive Summary
This Request For Proposal is for a CDMA 2000 1x system to replace the obsolete
WLL CDMA One (IS-95A) system. This technology is also required to provide
service to existing CDMA customers as well as higher data speed Internet access.

The Network shall be on a global platform that supports evolution through all defined
phases of CDMA2000 (1X, 1xEV-DO, 1xEV-DV). Also, the Radio Access Network
must offer highly scalable, high-capacity product design that supports high-speed 3G
data and increased voice capacity.

Deployment flexibility of Radio Base Stations is an essential factor and should be
easily mountable in different environments, including poles, outdoors and indoors.

The Supplier is required to propose shared platforms across CDMA2000 nodes for
switching, radio access, IP services and applications results in reduced operations
and maintenance expenses due to fewer spares, less training and a common user
interface.

The scope of this RFP includes cell engineering for the two main islands where the
vendor will recommend the type of BTS for each cell. The 8 BTS to be supplied is for
the complete coverage of the most populated area in Viti Levu marked out clearly in
appendix 16.13. TFL will in future expand the system coverage, depending on the
demand, by following the complete cell engineering provided in this RFP.




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                  Page 7 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




2.0 Introduction
Telecom Fiji Limited is hereby inviting proposals from reputed manufacturers of
Code Division Multiple Access 3rd Generation Mobile technology for the design,
supply, installation, testing and commissioning of CDMA 2000 WLL/mobile Network.
This procurement is designed to allow bidders to propose a CDMA 2000 system to
provide gradual replacement of the existing CDMA IS-95A WLL network operating
on 800 MHz band.

Companies submitting a proposal as a systems integrator must provide a certificate,
in original and specific to this RFP, from the manufacturer(s) regarding their full
support to the company including the delivery commitment. The Technical
Specification part of the RFP (Section 8.0 to 13.0) has been written in form of a
requirement specification for CDMA 2000 1X system with technical parameters for
compliance. The bidder is expected to provide the required technology and product
for the price meeting the stated requirements and keeping TFLs' low-cost objectives
in mind. TFL will evaluate the submission in light of their technical specification from
the initial investment and scalability point of view as well as the operating cost.

The bidder should provide the response in compliance to the requirements. Any
noncompliance or over compliance must be clearly and elaborately explained for it to
be considered in the evaluation. There is no assurance that TFL will consider any
explanation for non-compliance and the bid may be rejected on account of such
noncompliance.

TFL reserves the right to amend this RFP in order to correct errors, rectify omissions
or discrepancies. TFL also reserves the right to withdraw this RFP at any time and to
accept any bid and to reject any or all bids for any reason and without cause.




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                     Page 8 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




3.0 Definitions
The following words shall be interpreted as indicated:
“Bid” means the submissions made by a company in response to this RFP.
“Bidder” means the company submitting the proposal in response to this RFP.
“Bid Closing Date” means the date mentioned in Section 5.22 of the RFP.
“Bidding Documents” means the documents referred in Section 4.6 of this RFP.
“Call Off Contract” means a contract whereby TFL can order additional parts and
equipment, subsequent to the initial supply, at agreed prices for a specified period.
“CDMA” means the technology used Code Division Multiple Access.
“CDMA 2000 1X” means CDMA technology with 2000 1X air interface variant.
“Certificate of Acceptance” means the certificate issued by TFL to the Contractor
upon completion of the acceptance tests of the Core Network pursuant to Section
14.8.
“Contract” means the agreement between TFL and the winning bidder for the
performance of the work finally agreed between the Parties, including all documents
to which reference may properly be made in order to ascertain the rights and
obligations of the Parties and shall include the RFP, the proposal submitted by the
bidder and any supplementary documents.
“Contractor” means the bidder with whom the Contract will be signed for
performance of the work.
“Equipment” means the equipment the Contractor is required to provide under the
Contract.
“Letter of Credit” or “L/C” means the formal order issued by TFL, subsequent to
the letter of intent, containing precise description of prices, quantities, delivery dates,
installation schedules, etc. required for execution of the Contract.
“NMS” means the Network Management System.
“OMC” means the Operations and Maintenance Center.
“Parties” means TFL and the Contractor.
“Proposal” means bid.
“PSTN” means the Public Switched Telephone Network.
“Schedule of Prices” means the itemized list of prices relevant to the Contract as
per the scope and format incorporated in this RFP (Section 14.13).
“Semi Turn Key Project” means a project where the prime contractor is
responsible for the overall project but TFL will carry out to the contractors
specifications and timing agreed parts of the project.
“Site” means the place(s), other than the Contractor’s premises, to which the CDMA
equipment and accessories are to be delivered and installed.
“WLL” means Wireless Local Loop, customer phone connection using wireless.
“Work” means the jobs undertaken by the Contractor in order to complete the tasks
falling within the scope of the Contract. Singular and plural are used interchangeably
throughout this document and should be interpreted as the context demands.
Masculine and feminine gender is used interchangeably throughout this document,
without prejudice, and should be interpreted as the context demands.




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                       Page 9 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




4.0 General
4.1      The Company
Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL), a company registered under the Companies Act of Fiji,
was established in September 1989 and in January 1990 took over the development
and operation of the National Postal and Telecommunications services of Fiji from
the former Department of Posts and Telecommunications. In 1996 the company
divided into Post Fiji and Telecom Fiji. Under the ‘Privatisation and Deregulation’
initiatives, the Government of Fiji established the Amalgamated Telecom Holdings
Limited (ATHL) towards the end of 1998. Consequently, Telecom Fiji Limited with all
its assets was transferred to operate under ATHL. ATHL became listed on the South
Pacific Stock Exchange in April 2002.

4.2     The Country
Fiji consists of 332 islands and atolls with a total land area of 1,830,000 hectares
(ha) of which the two larger islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, account for
1,600,000 ha, or 87% and support 80% of the population of 772,000. The urban
population represents 46.4 % of the total population. Suva located on the main land
of Viti Levu is the capital of Fiji Islands. Telecom Fiji Limited provides
telecommunication services to most parts of the country.




4.3      Operational Organization
The operations of TFL are organized into three geographically defined divisions,
which correspond to the national administrative divisions. These divisions are:
       Central/Eastern based in the capital, Suva
       Western based in the city of Lautoka


Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                Page 10 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



      Northern based in the town of Labasa
Suva and Lautoka are on the main Fiji Island of Viti Levu while Labasa is the
commercial centre of the second largest island of Vanua Levu.

4.4     Scope
The scope of work for this Project consists of the:
   1. Cell design and engineering coverage of the two main islands Viti and Vanua
      Levu with CDMA 2000 system WLL/mobile Network based on the fixed and
      variable requirements of this RFP.
   2. Vendors are required to engineer good coverage for customers residing in
      areas between and including Nausori and Suva, and from Ba to Nadi as
      shaded in Appendix 16.13.
   3. Supply of equipment (8 BTS) for good coverage of the shaded areas of
      Appendix 16.13 is phase 1 & 2 of this tender.
   4. Vendors are required to utilize telecommunication towers available to
      (maximum extent possible from TFL and FEA) comply with and provide good
      coverage for the two main islands and recommend type of BTS for each cell
      site coverage that TFL may later purchase and install while expanding its
      network and coverage from coverage in Appendix 16.13
   5. Supply of all hardware and software, supply of a centrally Managed Network
      Management system,
   6. Installation, testing and commissioning of equipment and services, and
      comprehensive training as required of the CDMA 2000 system WLL/mobile
      Network phase 1&2 including integration with TFL’s existing networks.
   7. Optional would be for semi-turnkey where, TFL engineers will do installation,
      test and commissioning of the remaining BTS phase 2 to achieving the
      vendors cell engineering for the coverage plot provided in Appendix 16.10.
      Therefore vendors shall offer full turn-key project for the 8 BTS and optional
      semi turn-key basis.
   8. Ensure billing CDR integrates with existing mediation device for post paid
      customers and integration with Auto-Activation service provisioning that TFL
      employs, refer Appendix 16.14 and Appendix 16.15

4.5     Objective
To provide a CDMA 2000 WLL/mobile Network that will provide all current VAS
available to CDMA 2000 mobile customers and scalability to deliver voice and
wireless broadband data to subscribers. To provide a centralized network
management system that can deliver a fully managed network services including
network elements. To successfully integrate to TFL’s billing system, auto-activation
and pre-paid platforms.

The Network shall be on a global platform that supports evolution through all defined
phases of CDMA2000 (1X, 1xEV-DO, 1xEV-DV). Also, the Radio Access Network
must offer highly scalable, high-capacity product design that supports high-speed 3G
data and increased voice capacity




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                 Page 11 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



4.6     Bidding Document
This RFP along with any attachments or amendments forms the complete set of the
bidding document. This RFP consist of the fallowing parts:
  • Instruction to the Bidders - provides the details on what is required for
     submission by the bidder, how the bids should be submitted, whom and how to
     contact in TFL for pre-bid consultation or any other assistance, help and
     clarification required during bid preparation, the process for evaluation of bids
     once received by TFL, etc. Much of these instructions are standard for most
     bidding processes undertaken for procurements by TFL.
  • Technical Overview – provides an overview of the current TFL voice and data
     network.
  • Technical Specification – provides a detailed description of the requirement
     of the proposed CDMA 2000 1X WLL Network identifying all the components of
     procurement, power and environmental requirements, interface to the TFL’s
     Network, network sizing and traffic. It also provides detailed requirements from
     the bidder in its Technical Proposal Submission.

A Compliance Table is required for submission as part of the Technical Proposal as
explained in Appendix 16.1.
 • Evaluation Plan – provides details of the scoring regime and evaluation criteria
     against which all responses will be evaluated.
 • Commercial Specification – provides details of the commercial specifications
     for the procurement being offered for bidding as well as the requirements for
     the submission of the commercial and financial part of the proposal. The bidder
     is required to submit a Commercial Proposal separate from the Technical
     Proposal since the evaluation of the two proposals within TFL will be performed
     separately.
 • Compliance Table - A compliance table shall be submitted by the bidder in
     response to each paragraph of the RFP in the format provided in Appendix
     16.1. The bidder is required to fill this table with his appropriate statement of
     compliance as well as a cross-reference to the relevant sections of the
     proposal documents where compliance to the item is explained. The
     Compliance Table will be submitted in two separate covers: one to correspond
     to and submitted with the Technical Proposal and the other for the Commercial
     Proposal.

The statement of compliance is intended for the bidder to state whether he has
understood or noted the meaning of a section/paragraph, where only such a
response is required or whether he can comply with a particular requirement in
which case a firm statement in the affirmative or negative shall be provided. Where
the value of a particular parameter is asked for or where further details are required,
the bidder shall clearly state them.

If the bidder makes an offer for equipment manufactured by a third party, he shall be
fully and solely responsible for the statement of compliance with regard to the
equipment offered.




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                   Page 12 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




5.0 Instruction to Bidders
5.1      Introduction
This RFP, issued in October 2005 to the leading suppliers, (preferably
manufacturers) of CDMA 2000 1X Network systems represents an invitation for:
a) The engineering, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of a CDMA 2000
   1X Network, delivering voice, VAS and wireless broadband services to Telecom
   Fiji’s corporate and residential customers.
b) Cell planning and engineering of the two main islands in Fiji that will ensure that
   good coverage of areas provided by TFL in Section 11.1 and Appendix 16.13
   where vendors will recommend the type of BTS that will provide the best
   coverage.
c) Supply of equipment (8 BTS) for good coverage of the shaded areas of Appendix
   16.13 is phase 1 & 2 of this tender.
c) To supply a centralized operations network management system that will monitor
   configure, collect, report and managed fully the proposed network.
c) To supply CDR to mediation device that will enable billing by time and volume.

Proposals in response to this RFP must reach the Tender Box, Level 1 Foyer
Ganilau House, Telecom Fiji Limited, Suva, Fiji Islands not later than 3:00 p.m. on
November 18, 2005, by either hand delivery or registered mail service. Late receipt
of proposals on account of delays in the mail system or for any other reason will not
be accepted and such offers will be deemed to have been disqualified.

All offers received will be opened at 4:00 p.m. on November 21, 2005, in the Chief
Executives Board Room 8th Floor Ganilau House, Telecom Fiji Limited, Suva in the
presence of authorized representatives from each bidder desiring to be present on
the occasion. Bid opening shall not be held up or postponed for reason of absence
of any of the bidder’s representatives and no objection shall be entertained on this
account. Bidder’s representatives who are present shall sign a register evidencing
their attendance.

The equipment proposed must be of proven design and manufacture having been in
satisfactory use in substantial quantity/number in different parts of the world in
service of major operating administrations and organizations for not less than a
period of 3 years and must be able to make efficient use of the existing technology
and network infrastructure of TFL. While more details are provided in the subsequent
sections of this document, it is advised that all hardware, software and allied
equipment proposed must conform, wherever and whenever applicable, to the
standards and specifications of relevant organizations such as ITU, ETSI, ANSI,
3GGP2, TIA/EIA etc. While all effort will be made in this RFP to state these
requirements in the Technical Specification part, the bidder is required to state
compliance to the above organizations’ specification in their Technical Proposal,
wherever applicable.




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                  Page 13 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



The Contractor will be required to perform comprehensive testing on-site as well as
provide comprehensive training and documentation on the operation and
maintenance of the equipments used in the proposed network.


5.2      Definition of Compliance
The following identification is used to indicate the level of compliance as required by
Telecom Fiji Limited. (TFL).

(M) = Mandatory: means the requirement must be fully supported. Any deviation will
     result in the rejection of the bidder’s proposal.
(P) = Preferred: means the requirement is highly desirable but not an absolute
     requirement of the bidder’s proposal. The proposal may or may not be rejected
     if not met.
(O) = Optional: means that the feature may be an added benefit to the equipment
     but non-provision does not affect the proposal.

5.3     Bidders Response to Instruction
The bidder shall state whether the requirement is met according to the following
scheme.

(FC) = Full Compliance - means that the requirement by TFL is met fully without
      deviation.
(PC) = Partial Compliance - means that the requirement by TFL is only partially
      met. The bidder shall state clearly all deviations from that specified by TFL.
(NC) = No Compliance - means the bidder does not fulfill the TFL requirement in
      any way.
(AO) = Alternative Option
      Bidders are invited to present alternatives that may fulfill the TFL requirement,
      identified in the response with an (AO). A detailed description of the
      alternative is required.

5.4      Completion Target
The Contractor shall complete the project in minimum time based on the terms of the
RFP and the proposal. The stipulated time period from the date of signing of the
Contract and the commissioning of service (as defined in Section 14.1.2) shall be 8
months (subject to availability of good logistic backup such as transport, shipping,
and labour etc). The bidder is advised to maximize parallel activities to ensure that
the committed time is met. The completion target date for the project will not be
affected in any way or for any reasons whether technical, commercial except for the
conditions mentioned in the “force majeure” clause of a resulting contract.

5.5      Local Representation
Suppliers (manufacturers or systems integrators) bidding through local
representation must have a single local representative only. Local representation
would have to be evidenced through an official letter of appointment.



Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                    Page 14 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



5.6     Preliminary Survey, Planning & Due Diligence
In order to facilitate the bidder, a pre-bid survey of TFL facilities and infrastructure
will be arranged by TFL, if required. The bidder shall be provided by TFL as much
commercial and technical information as is readily available to assist him in
determining the best approach to the deployment of the CDMA 2000 1X WLL
Network. The bidder is advised to carry out necessary survey of the relevant TFL
facilities at his/her own cost and responsibility but with prior written authorization
from TFL.


5.7      Pre-Bid Consultation
Best effort has been made in providing the bidders as much information within this
RFP as required for preparing the proposal. The bidder may seek additional
information or clarification regarding this RFP by submitting questions by email to
tender@tfl.com.fj by no later then “Friday 28th October, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.” All
questions received will be addressed and responded, and minuted within 48 hours
by email to all bidders without revealing the identity of the bidder asking the
questions. These minutes will become part of the RFP. No further questions or
clarifications will be entertained after the Pre- Bid Consultation date. A revised
version of the RFP may be issued based on the minutes of the Pre-Bid Consultation
and pursuant to Section 5.13 at the discretion of TFL. These minutes will be sent to
all the bidders.


5.8     Documents Comprising the Bid
The bidders are required to provide their submissions in the following format:

    a. Executive Summary: This will be a short summary of the technical and
       commercial part of the proposal for the review of TFL executives. The
       commercial part of the Executive Summary shall include brief description of
       program management (including project schedule), installation, testing
       commissioning and acceptance. The Executive Summary must also include
       the complete BoQ but without the unit or extended pricing information. The
       Executive Summary MUST NOT include any pricing information. The bid
       would be disqualified if any pricing information is included in the Executive
       Summary.

    b. Technical Proposal: Details of the CDMA 2000 1X Network and its
       operation in response to the “Technical Specifications” part of this RFP will be
       provided in the Technical Proposal. The bidder is advised that his Technical
       Proposal must not include commercial product data sheets or brochures.
       These can be provided as “Supplementary Documents” if required to support
       the technical description in the main body of the proposal. All supplementary
       documents/annexes shall be carefully referenced in the main body of the
       proposal.




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                    Page 15 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



    c. Commercial Proposal: Complete details in response to the “Commercial
       Specifications” part of this RFP must be provided in the Commercial
       Proposal. In addition, requirements in the “Instructions to Bidders” section of
       this RFP (such as bid validity, statement of origin, etc.) may be responded to
       in this part of the proposal. Any documents that do not supporting documents
       should be provided as “Supplementary Documents”. All supplementary
       documents/annexes shall be carefully referenced in the main body of the
       proposal.

    d. Compliance Table: A Compliance Table shall be submitted by the bidder for
       both the Technical and Commercial proposal in response to each paragraph
       of the RFP in the format provided in Appendix 16.1. The bidder is required to
       fill this table with his appropriate statement of compliance as well as a cross-
       reference to the relevant sections of the proposal documents where
       compliance to the item is explained. The statement of compliance is intended
       for the bidder to state whether he has understood or noted the meaning of a
       section/paragraph, where only such a response is required or whether he can
       comply with a particular requirement in which case a firm statement in the
       affirmative or negative shall be provided. Where the value of a particular
       parameter is asked for or where further details are required, the bidder shall
       clearly state them. If the bidder makes an offer for equipment manufactured
       by a third party he shall be fully and solely responsible for the statement of
       compliance with regard to the equipment offered.

    e. Product and Feature Roadmap: Bidders are required to submit a product
       and feature roadmap for equipment and software that form part of the
       proposal. The roadmap should contain the following:
       1. The present and planned availability of services outlined in Section 11.5.
       2. The roadmap should identify presently available features for the network
           infrastructure equipment and a timeline when update features will be
           available.
       3. The roadmap should identify presently available features for Customer
           Premise Equipment and a timeline when updated features will be
           available.

    f.   Supplementary Documents: All documents, brochures, data sheets etc. that
         provide additional information supporting the text of the main proposal should
         be included as a separate volume. If such supplementary information is
         provided for both the Technical Proposal and the Commercial Proposal, these
         may be provided in the form of two separate volumes.

    g. Bid Security: The bidder will provide a Bank Guarantee in the amount of
       $US100,000 (or equivalent Fiji Dollars) as the Bid Security in the manner
       explained in Section 5.18 hereunder.

    h. Bidders Qualification Documents: The bidder will supply suitable
       qualification document. These documents are referred to in Section 5.16 of
       the RFP each of the above items must be provided as a separate volume.



Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                   Page 16 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



5.9     Project Officers and Team Support
Following is a list of officers that will be made available by TFL to coordinate the
activities with the bidders regarding interface to TFL network, equipment and
facilities etc:
         Project Director: Mr. Chandr Prakash Anuj, Manager Engineering Design and
         Estimate, Ganilau House, Suva, Fiji.
         Tel: +679-321-0419; Fax: +679-320-3210; E-mail: chandr.anuj@tfl.com.fj

        Technical liaison officer Mr. Inoke Katia Project Engineer, Ganilau House,
        Suva, Fiji.
        Tel: +679-321-0300: Fax: +679-330-6180; E-mail: inoke.katia@tfll.com.fj

The bidders will be required to keep liaison with the Project Director until the time of
signing of the Contract. The Project Director will direct any queries to the appropriate
personnel in order to obtain responses. Subsequently, the Contractor will liaise with
all the above-mentioned officers directly during the project implementation phase. In
addition, TFL will provide any technical and logistic manpower support from amongst
the staff of TFL to assist the Contractor in the effective and efficient performance of
his work and keep the costs down. The bidder will clearly state his requirements in
this regard.

5.10 Rejection of the Bids
TFL reserves the right to reject any or all the bids.


5.11 Origin and Approval of Goods
The bidder shall specify the country of origin of the equipment proposed to be used
for the project. The bidder shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations
in respect of their procurement, shipment, import, custom clearance, transportation
and other consequential matters.


5.12 Cost of Bidding
The bidder shall bear all the costs associated with the preparation and submission of
the proposal and TFL will in no case be responsible or liable for any of these costs
regardless of the outcome of the bidding process. The bidder is required to examine
all instructions, forms, terms and conditions in these bidding documents. Failure to
furnish the information, as required and consequent rejection of the bid on that basis
will, in every respect, is at the bidder’s risk and cost.

5.13 Clarification of Bidding Document
The bidder is under an obligation to seek clarification of all matters which may affect
the prices and sums quoted by him which he considers are unclear or, if in his
opinion, there are discrepancies or omissions within the RFP. A prospective bidder
requiring any clarification in connection with the RFP will notify TFL by e-mail to
tender@tfl.com.fj not later than the date derived from the relevant part of Section
5.7. TFL will respond to these queries of the bidder in writing within 48 hours. Written


Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                    Page 17 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



copies of TFL’s response will be sent to all the bidders pursuant to the terms of
Section 5.7.

5.14 Amendment of Bidding Documents
At any time prior to the deadline for submission of proposals but at least 1 week
before the submission date, TFL may, for any reason, whether at its own initiative or
in response to a clarification requested by a prospective bidder pursuant to the terms
of Section 5.7, modify the RFP by amendment. The amendment will be notified in
writing to all bidders and will be binding on them. The amendment, once notified,
shall become part of the RFP. In order to afford prospective bidders reasonable time
in which to take the amendment into account in preparing their bids, TFL may extend
the deadline maximum up to one week for submission of bids.

5.15 Language of Bids
Proposal prepared by the bidder and all correspondence and documents relating to
the bid, technical drawings and literature relating to the project exchanged by the
bidder and TFL shall be written in the English language.

5.16 Documents Establishing Bidder’s Qualification
The bidder shall furnish documents establishing the bidder’s qualifications to
perform the Contract if his bid is accepted. The documentary evidence of the
bidder’s qualifications to perform the Contract shall be established to TFL’s
satisfaction on the following basis:
    a) In the case of an offer for equipment that the bidder did not manufacture or
       otherwise produce, the bidder has been duly authorized by the equipment
       manufacturer or producer to supply the said equipment to TFL and that the
       bidder is not in breach of any intellectual property rights or copyrights etc.
       Bidders shall supply the original Power of Attorney from the manufacturer(s).
    b) In case the bidder proposes to undertake a collaborative venture with some
       other firm, a definite and binding document evidencing firmly agreed pre-
       arrangement between the parties concerned is provided.
    c) The bidder has the technical, commercial, operational and support
       capabilities necessary to perform the Contract. Details of projects completed
       in the last 5 years should be provided with dates as well as contact
       information of the customer. Size of the project similar to the current project
       should be provided.
    d) The bidder is a registered incorporated company or corporation or a
       consortium.
    e) Latest audited annual report for the bidder.

5.17 Prices
Bidders shall quote their offered prices for hardware, software and services in the
format as provided in the schedule of prices (Section 14.11).
   a) Any special discount offered must be stated in the proposal.
   b) All optional equipment recommended shall be priced separately with item
       referenced to original item numbering.



Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                  Page 18 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



    c) All prices shall be in US Dollars CIF Suva Incoterms 2000 for the equipment.
       TFL will be responsible for all duties and taxes required for clearing the
       equipment from the sea/air port.
    d) All the offered prices shall be type written and every page shall be signed by
       the bidder with official stamp(s) of the signatories in the original document.
    e) All erasures, amendments and deletions must be initialed.
    f) Bidder's offered price shall include packing and packaging. Any
       losses/damages due to faulty/insufficient packing and packaging shall be
       borne by the bidder.

5.18 Bid Security
The bidder shall furnish, as part of its bid, security in the amount of USD$100,000 (or
equivalent Fiji Dollars) in the form of a Bank Guarantee issued by a scheduled bank
in Fiji. ANZ Bank, Westpac Bank and Bank of Baroda are international banks based
in Fiji, Colonial Bank is a local bank. The Bid Security is required to protect TFL
against the risk of bidder’s conduct, which would warrant the Bid Security’s forfeiture.
The Bank Guarantee must be initially valid for 2 months over and above the validity
of the proposal pursuant to Section 5.19 and renewable further, if required.

Any bid not secured as stated above will be rejected by TFL as non-responsive. An
unsuccessful bidder’s Bid Security will be discharged/returned as promptly as
possible but not later than 30 days after the expiration of the period of bid validity.

The successful bidder’s Bid Security will be discharged and returned to the bidder on
receipt of the Performance Bond (Section 5.39) immediately after the execution of the
Contract. For Bid Security the Bank may be called upon and the amount forfeited in case
the successful bidder fails to sign the Contract within 30 days of the receipt of Letter of
Intent (LOI) from TFL confirming his selection and acceptance of his bid (Section 5.37).

5.19 Validity of Bids
Bids shall remain valid for 180 days after the date of bid opening. A bid valid for a
shorter period may be rejected as non-responsive. In exceptional circumstances, TFL
may solicit the bidder’s consent to an extension of the validity period. The request and
the responses thereto shall be made in writing. The validity of the Bid Security shall
also be extended to commensurate with the validity of the bid.

5.20 Format and Signing
The bidder shall prepare (3) three copies of the proposal clearly marking each
“Original Proposal” and “___ Copy of Proposal” as appropriate. In the event of any
discrepancy between Original and any of the copies, the Original Proposal shall be
considered as the governing document.

The Original of the proposal shall be signed by the bidder or a person or persons
duly authorized to bind the bidder to the Contract. The authorization shall be
indicated by written Power-of-Attorney to accompany the proposal. All pages of the
proposal, except for un-amended printed literature, shall be initialed by the person or
persons signing the proposal. The proposal shall contain no inter-lineation, erasures
or overwriting except as necessary to correct errors made by the bidder in which


Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                      Page 19 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



case such corrections shall be initialed by the person or persons signing the
proposal.

5.21 Sealing and Marking of Bids
The bidders shall seal the original and each copy of the ‘Technical Proposal’ and
‘Commercial Proposal’ separately in two different inner envelopes clearly marked as
such and an outer envelope, duly marking the same as “Original” and “_____ Copy”
as appropriate. The bidder must ensure that the bidder's official and authorized
signature or initials appear on all pages of the original set of documents.

The inner and outer envelopes shall be:

    a) Addressed to the General Manager Network and Technology, Telecom Fiji
       Ltd at the following address:
       Request For Proposal S33/2005
       Telecom Fiji Limited
       C/- Tender Box
       Level 1 Foyer
       Ganilau House
       Suva
       Fiji Islands
       Ph: +679-321-0471
       Fax: +679-330-2303
    b) The words “PROPOSAL FOR THE CDMA 2000 1X NETWORK” and words,
       “DO NOT OPEN BEFORE 4:00 p.m. on November 21, 2005" should be
       clearly printed on each envelope.
    c) The inner envelope (‘Technical Proposal’) shall indicate the name and address of
       the bidder to enable the bid to be returned un-opened in case it is declared “Late”
       or for any other reason.

5.21.1            Bid Security
The Bid Security shall be included in the inner envelope of the original Technical
Proposal with copies included in the inner envelopes of the copies of the Technical
Proposal.

5.21.2            Executive Summary
A copy of the Executive Summary shall be submitted along with the bid in a separate
envelope addressed to the General Manager Network and Technology, TFL and the
words “EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – CDMA 2000 1X NETWORK ” and words, “DO
NOT OPEN BEFORE 4:00 p.m. on November 21, 2005" should be clearly printed on
the envelope. The envelope shall indicate the name and address of the bidder to
enable the bid to be returned un-opened in case it is declared “Late” or for any other
reason.

If the envelopes are not sealed and marked as required, TFL will assume no
responsibility for the bid’s misplacement or premature opening. All schedules of
prices submitted by the bidder must bear the official stamp and signature of the



Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                     Page 20 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



bidder. Improperly endorsed and/or unendorsed sheets may invalidate the bidder's
offer. Figures written in pencil will invalidate the bidder's offer.

All corrections, changes, alterations and/or any other amendments whatsoever shall
be initialed. Failure to initial may invalidate the bidder's offer. Bidder must also
provide one electronic copy of the complete Proposal on a CD in either Microsoft
Word 2000 format or Adobe Acrobat version 5. The electronic copy must be loaded
on a Compact Disc and should be included with the Executive Summary. Failure on
the part of the bidder to comply with any of the requirements specified herein may
invalidate the bidder's offer.

5.22 Deadline For Submission
The original bid together with required copies must be received at the address
specified in Section 5.21 above not later than November 18, 2005 and before 3:00
p.m. TFL may, at its discretion, extend the deadline for the submission of bids by
amending the RFP in accordance with Section 5.14 of this RFP, in which case all
rights and obligations of TFL and the bidder previously subject to the deadline will
thereafter be extended.

5.23 Late Bids
Any bid received by TFL after the deadline for submission of bids will be rejected
and returned un-opened to the bidder.

5.24 Modifications and Withdrawal of Bids
The bidder may modify or withdraw its bid after the bid’s submission provided that
written notice of the modification or withdrawal is received by TFL prior to the
deadline in Section 5.22. The bidder’s modification or withdrawal notice shall be
prepared, sealed, marked and dispatched in accordance with the provision of
Section 5.21. A withdrawal notice may also be sent by Fax but must be followed by
signed confirmation copy delivered by hand or by mail to TFL.

5.25 Opening of Bids
A two-envelope evaluation procedure will be followed for the bids. The authorized
officer of TFL will open each outer envelope and separate the Technical Proposal
envelope and the Commercial Proposal envelope in the presence of bidder’s
representatives who choose to attend on the bid opening on November 21, 2005 at
4:00 p.m at the following location:

Board Room
Level 8 Ganilau House
Telecom Fiji Limited
Suva
Fiji Islands

The bidder’s representatives who are present shall sign a register evidencing their
attendance. The Commercial Proposal envelopes will be kept under safe custody of
the General Manager Network and Technology, Suva, Fiji.


Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                Page 21 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




The Technical Proposal envelope marked “Original” shall be opened in the presence
of the bidder’s representatives and the bidder’s names, modifications, bid
withdrawals and the presence or absence of the requisite Bid Security and such
other details as the authorized officer of TFL at his discretion, may consider
appropriate will be announced and recorded at the bid opening. It shall be the
responsibility of the bidder to ensure that the information presented regarding his/her
Technical Proposal is read out aloud and properly recorded. Subject to the
provisions of the Section 5.24, no bid may be modified subsequent to the deadline
for submission of bids. No bid may be withdrawn in the interval between the deadline
for submission of bids and the expiry of the period of bid validity specified by the
bidder in his proposal. Any such withdrawal shall cause forfeiture of the Bid Security.


5.26 Clarification of Bids
To assist in the examination, evaluation and comparison of bids, TFL may, at its
discretion, ask the bidder for a clarification of its bid. The request for clarification and
the response shall be in writing and no change in the price or substance of the bid
shall be sought or offered. In some cases TFL may request a presentation from a
bidder to provide further clarification of the bid.


5.27 Preliminary Examination
The authorized representative of TFL will examine the bids to determine whether
they are complete, whether any computational errors have been made, whether
required Bid Security has been provided, whether the documents have been
properly signed, and whether the bids are generally in order. Once the bids are
opened, announced, recorded and preliminarily examined, only minor arithmetical
errors which are obviously inadvertent may be allowed to be rectified subject to the
approval of the General Manager Network and Technology, TFL.

Prior to the detailed evaluation, TFL will determine the substantial responsiveness of
each bid to the RFP. A substantially responsive bid is one, which conforms to the
terms and conditions of the RFP without material deviations. The determination of a
bid’s responsiveness is to be based on the contents of the bid itself without recourse
to extrinsic evidence. A bid determined as substantially non-responsive will be
rejected by TFL and may not subsequently be made responsive by the bidder by
correction of the nonconformity.

TFL may waive any minor informality or non-conformity or irregularity in a bid which
does not constitute a material deviation, provided such waiver does not prejudice or
affect the relative ranking of any bidder.


5.28 Evaluation and Comparison of Bids
Once the Technical Proposals have been evaluated, they will be properly graded. All
Bidders who are qualified will proceed to commercial evaluation. The final



Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                       Page 22 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



configuration and quantities will then be established in preparation for evaluating the
Commercial Proposal. The Commercial Proposal of the bidders not qualifying will be
returned unopened. The Commercial Proposal of the qualified bidders will then be
opened and normalized for the configuration developed during the evaluation and
ranking of the Technical Proposal. Subject to conformity with terms of the RFP, the
equipment price, support fees and software licensing cost a bidder will be selected
for award.

TFL will not consider any request for price variation or additional quotes for items
left out of the original submission.


5.29 Alternate Proposals
The bidders may qualify their bids by submitting additional alternative proposal(s)
following the same procedure as in Sections 5.20 - 5.28 but with clearly marking the
bids as “Alternate Bid”. Any such additional alternative proposal(s) shall be
considered as a separate submission. Failure by the bidder to submit a bid in
conformity to the RFP may result in the rejection of each and every bid submitted by
that bidder. Bidders who submit additional alternative proposals shall retain the full
responsibility for the design even though it may be accepted by TFL.


5.30 Project Schedule
It is TFL’s intention to have the CDMA 2000 1X WLL Network to be in full operation,
by 15th August, 2006. As such bidders who are capable of supplying, installation and
commissioning of phase one and or the complete equipment by (or earlier than) the
required date as supported in their proposal will be viewed positively.

A detailed Gantt chart indicating activities involved and the duration in weeks for the
manufacturing, delivery, site preparation work, installation, commissioning, training,
etc. of the system implementation shall also be submitted by the bidders (in
response to Section 14.1.2). Penalty for delay in completion will be determined
according to the terms of the appropriate section of the Contract.


5.31 Supply Agreement
The successful bidder shall enter into a supply agreement (Call-off Contract) with
TFL to provide CDMA 2000 1X WLL network equipment as desired by TFL. The
bidder shall propose a draft supply agreement to be submitted at the time of the bid
documents in a clearly marked envelope.


5.32 Support Agreement
TFL will enter into a support contract with the bidder. The bidder shall propose a
draft support contract (pursuant to Section 14.7 of this RFP) and shall include the
following information:
        Availability


Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                    Page 23 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



         Software Maintenance
         List of Spares
         Turn around time
         Warranty
         Customer Service Engineering Support
         Help Desk Facility
         On-site maintenance requirements
         Call out requirements
         Fault Classification and Resolution Requirements
         Emergency and Technical Support
         Mean time to repair for each fault priority.
         Monthly feedback report.
         Quarterly analysis and recommendations report.
The long term Support Agreement must be negotiated and agreed to before the
initial support term expires in section 14.7

5.33 Project Financing
The project will be financed by Telecom Fiji Limited, from its own internal resources.

5.34 Contacting TFL
Subject to Section 5.26 above, no bidder shall contact TFL or its staff on any matters
relating to their bid from the time of the bid opening to the time the Contract is
awarded. Any effort by a bidder to influence TFL in the evaluation of the bids and
award of contract shall result in rejection of their bid and forfeiture of their Bid
Security.


5.35 TFL’S Right to Accept/Reject any or All Bids
TFL reserves the right to accept or reject any bid and to annul the bidding process
and reject all bids without assigning any reason or having to owe any explanation
what so ever at any time prior to award of Contract thereby incurring no liability to
the affected bidder or bidders or any obligation to inform the affected bidder or
bidders. TFL reserves the right to compare the bids on a total basis. However, the
award would not be split and would be made to a single bidder.


5.36 Notification of Award (LOI)
Prior to the expiration of the period of bid validity, TFL will notify the successful
bidder in writing by registered letter or by fax (with confirmation copy dispatched by
registered post) called Letter of Intent (LOI). The LOI shall notify that the bid has
been accepted and the bidder is required to sign the Contract within 14 days of the
receipt of ‘LOI’, a period which can be extended only at the discretion of the General
Manager Network and Technology. The bidder may wish to prepare his delivery
schedule based on the receipt of the LOI to ensure expedited delivery.




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                   Page 24 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



5.37 Signing of Contract
At the same time that TFL notifies the successful bidder that his bid has been
accepted, it will send the bidder the draft copy of the Contract. Within 14 days of
receipt of the draft Contract, the successful bidder shall sign and date the Contract
and return it to TFL. Any negotiations in this regard shall be finalized within 14 days
of the issuance of Letter of Intent. Face to face negotiations will be held in Suva, Fiji
Island. Both TFL and the bidder should agree that they are not liable to one another
for anything whatsoever until the said contract is signed.

5.38 Performance Bond
The bidder shall furnish within 14 days of the signing of the Contract a Performance
Bond as a Financial Guarantee in form of a Bank Cheque or irrevocable letter of
Credit. The Performance Bond will be in the amount of 30% of the Contract value
issued by a Bank in Fiji




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                    Page 25 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




6.0 Technical Overview
TFL network is divided into segments, consisting of Core, Transport, Access, signaling
and synchronisation, Data and Internet services network. The figure 6.1 outlines a high
level of current network infrastructure.
DXR




                           Figure 6.1: Current TFL network


6.1      Core Transport Network
TFL’s Core Transport Transmission network is based on PDH and SDH technology
platform and follows the European Standards (ETSI). It consist of a mixture of
140Mbps PDH and 155Mbps SDH Radios along side 140Mbps PDH and 155Mbps
SDH multiplexers. Migration from the PDH based network towards a fully SDH
based network is currently under way. Two STM-4 rings, which can be upgraded to
STM-16, have already been installed in the Suva Corridor using Marconi’s SDH
multiplexers. Additional STM-4 rings upgradeable to STM-16 networks are planned
for the greater Central/Eastern division, which is expected to be completed by
second quarter 2005. This SDH Network is fully managed by Marconi’s EMOS
Network Management System running on HP Unix platform. The PDH and SDH
radios are based on Fujitsu FRX series, also some Alcatel SDH radios. The layout of
the transmission network is shown in Appendix 16.2.


6.2     Public Switched Telephone Network
TFL’s Public Switched Telephone Network consists of two main exchange nodes
located in Suva and Lautoka. Forty Nine Remote Subscriber stations (RSS) are


Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                   Page 26 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



connected to the two main exchange switches. Ericsson is the main provider of all
the equipments and support for all the switches installed the PSTN network. Suva
switch is the only local AXE 107 (Suva Local) while the other switch Lautoka is local
AXE 106 type. V5.2 interface are available in Suva while the other exchanges use
SS7/CCS number 7 signaling. The other switch provider is Redcom from US with 3
rural exchanges.

The PSTN Network also provides for the Basic Rate and Primary Rate ISDN circuits.
A layout of the PSTN/ISDN network is as shown in Appendix 16.3.


6.3      Access Network
TFL has a number of access systems based on various technologies as described
below:

6.3.1 Access Cable Network
The access cable network is based on copper and optical fibre. The copper network
is mainly based on 0.4mm, 0.5mm, 0.6mm and 0.9mm wires. TFL is now
standardising its entire copper access network to 0.5mm. The optical fibre network
comprises of 48-core single mode fibre. This is mostly consolidated in Suva while
the other centres are linked via fibre using the core transport network.


6.3.2 Remote Subscriber System
RSS provides access PSTN and ISDN lines to subscribers. This uses proprietary
Ericsson SS7 signaling and concentration methods on E1, linking RSS to Ericsson
AXE main node. We have also installed outdoor cabinet’s version of this RSS called
CABRSS.

6.3.3 CDMA WLL
Code Division Multiple Access WLL equipment, FMA-2000 is provided by Fujitsu has
a common interface between WLL and Ericsson Suva Local node for support of
narrowband telecommunications services. The V5.2 interface specification and
PSTN mapping has been modified during this access network setup. There are 6
CDMA WLL base stations currently in operation as shown in Appendix 16.4.


6.3.4 DCS 20/30 Digital Concentrator System
DCS 20/30 provides and connects telecommunications services to remote areas
where the remote number of subscribers is below 120. TFL currently has 12 DCS
and two versions used have different capabilities in concentration, and subscriber
interfaces. This PSTN Line Interface (LI) is concentrated at the exchange end to E1
links and vice versa at remote ends.




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                 Page 27 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



6.3.5 4RF
4RF provides access to outer islands that mainly has hotels and resorts. 4RF Aprisa,
768kbps microwave radio has 10bT Ethernet and Fractional E1 interfaces. RAD
Megaplex, Digital cross connect equipment forms the basis of provisioning the voice
and Internet services to remote resorts. Please find details as shown in Appendix
16.5.


6.4      Signalling and Synchronisation
6.4.1 Signalling
The CCS7 signaling is with two STP’s, Lautoka and Suva Transit. CCS7 ISUP ETSI
4&4+ (white book) is homogenous in the network. Vodafone and Fintel are working
on CCS7 ETSI TUP (blue book). The prepaid and voice mail platforms interface at
G.703 E1 level, with Blue book. Diagram below shows the existing signaling transfer
points and signaling points currently in operation.

                                       Prepaid 2-501                  Vodafone 2-100   Voicebank 2-900
 KEY
 SP       Signalling Point
                                           SP                             SP                SP
 STP      Signalling Transfer Point
          SS7 OPUP signalling
           SS7 TUP Signalling
           SS7 ISUP signalling


                         Suva Transit 2-3000                                                   Lautoka 2-6000


         SP        OPS
                                         STP                                             STP
      OPS                3-300
      WSG-3              3-30
      WSG-3,GW-1         3-32
      WSG3,GW-2          3-32
      WSG-4              3-40                                                                             SP
      WSG-4,GW-3         3-41
      WSG-4,GW-4         3-42
                                                                                                  Satellite 2-700

                                           SP                            SP                 SP

                                      Suva Local 2-300                 Fintel 2-200        Nakasi 2-400

                                   Figure 6.2 Existing signaling diagram


6.4.2 Synchronisation
Fintel provides reference clock for synchronisation of all TFL main nodes.
Synchronisation is extended via use of E1 Digital Paths from the Fintel switch. The
diagram below shows the existing synchronisation for the TFL network.




Telecom Fiji Limited                                   Confidential                           Page 28 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



            RCM-1

                                                                   FinTel
                                                                    FinTel
  RCM-2             RCM-0




      SUVA LOCAL                     LAUTOKA                       NAKASI      SUVA TRANSIT
       SUVA LOCAL




          SUVA
          MODEL                                           Yaqara Satellite
                                                              HUB
                                                                              Index

                                                                             Priority 1
                                                                             Priority 2
                                                                             Priority 3
                                                                             Priority 4
                                                                             Priority 5


                            Figure 6.3 Existing synchronisation diagram
VODAFONE
SP 2 -100



6.5         Digital Data Network
The Digital Data Network (hereafter referred to as DDN) consists of 20 nodes
geographically dispersed through out Fiji Islands as shown in Appendix 16.6. There
are five major centres that serve as a concentration point for the surrounding feeder
nodes. Each of these nodes is connected via E1 links with CCS and CAS signaling
provided by the transmission network. The DDN network primarily provides point-to-
point leased data circuits and Frame Relay circuit for both TFL and its customers. In
addition it also caries Voice and E&M circuits over the network. The DDN Network is
capable of delivering bandwidths 9.6Kbps to 64Kbps and N * 64Kbps up to
2.048Kbps.

Alcatel’s 3600 and 3645 Narrowband multiplexers form the backbone of the DDN
Network. These multiplexers are based on the European ETSI, ITU-T and ANSI
standards. It has the provision of canalised E1 and also sub-rating hence allowing
for effective use of bandwidth.

Synchronous and Asynchronous data rates are delivered via the use of 2701, 2702,
and 2703 Network Terminating units with connection to the 2B1Q line cards on the
exchange ends. The interfaces provide by this units are RS232, X.21 and V.35. The
DDN Network is also capable of providing balanced and unbalanced 75/120ohm
G.703 E1 interfaces. Voice and Video circuits are delivered on this platform via the
use of 2 or 4 wire E&M interface or 2-wire LGE and LGS interface. Alcatel’s 5620
Network Management System provides for the full management of the Network.



Telecom Fiji Limited                       Confidential                      Page 29 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




6.6      Internet Services
Connect, a subsidiary company of Telecom Fiji Limited, provides Internet services in
Fiji. Service connections offered are via dial-up ADSL, Broadband or dedicated
leased line from Telecom Fiji Limited. Apart from providing access to customer sites,
Telecom Fiji Limited carries out the wholesaling of Internet services to all Internet
Services Providers of which Connect is one. Cisco high-end routers with
authentication servers are used to provide for this connection.


6.7      Transtel Pre-Paid Platform
Transtel, a subsidiary company of Telecom Fiji Limited provides pre-paid (PP)
services in Fiji. The pre-paid platforms are connected to the Telecom Fiji Network via
switches in Suva and Lautoka. Customers call PP access number, these are routed
to PP switch closest to the customer for call accounting before connection into the
PSTN network.

The PP Platform is interconnected to the PSTN Network via the Telecom Fiji
Limited’s SS7 Network. The method of interconnection between the CDMA Node
and the Prepaid platform should be cost effective to the point that Prepaid Calls
need not be routed through the existing interface to the Prepaid Platform. Their
website http://www.cpdi.com:

The contacts are –             Larry Maaske
                               1.
                               Vice President Operations
                               Larrym@cpdi.com
                               Telephone:+1.360.694.2977
                               fax: +1.360.694.2553
                       2.      Linda Cramer
                               Materials Manager
                               Lindac@cpdi.com
                               same phone and fax number as above.
Local Contact is -     3.      Rupert Harman
                               Manager Technology
                               Rupert.Harman@transtel.com.fj
                               Ph: ( 679 ) 3317114; Mob : ( 679 ) 9924851
                               Fax : ( 679 ) 3301823
The CDMA 2000 1X system, prepaid platform will use the existing CPDI platform.


6.8      Ring Tones
The following ring tones are used in the Fiji Telecommunication Network provided by
the supplier Ericsson:

    1.       Frequency




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                  Page 30 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



             425 +/- 10 Hz is used as tone frequency for all tones except tone 2 which
             has the frequency of 425 Hz with unsuppressed carrier i.e. 400+425+450
             Hz. 25+/- 1 Hz uses as ringing signal frequency.
     2.      Level
             Please refer following table 1.0
     3.      Cadence
             The tones are interrupted as shown in the enclosed table in order to give
             the distinctive character and recognizability to each signal.

     4.      Additional Information
             Second dialing tone and coin box tones are not included




                       Table 1.0    TFL Subscriber Tones and Signals


6.8.1 Description of Tones
Below a short description of the information content for each tone, frequency and
cadency is given,

1.        Busy Tone



Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                    Page 31 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



        The called subscriber is engaged in conversation, call set-up in progress, or
        on Line lock-out.
2.      Dial Tone
        The originating set is connected to the first address digit receiving device
3.      Ringing Tone
        Information to calling party indicating that intermittent ringing signal is sent to
        free called subscriber subscriber or that call waiting tone is sent to busy
        subscriber.

4.      Intrusion (Trunk Offering) Tone
        Intrusion on an established speech connection has been performed
5.      Congestion (Reorder) Tone
        The switching path is blocked owing to lack of switching equipment
6.      Special Information Tone
        The called number is unobtainable marked for interception or absent-
        subscriber service, ie. The called subscriber cannot be reached. Detailed
        information is given by announcing machine or operator. The tone can be
        sent alone or during the silent intervals between transmissions of the
        recorded announcement.
7.      Receiver off Hook Signal (Howler Tone
        Tone sent to subscriber, who has been in line – lock – out state more than
        predetermined time.
8.      Call Waiting (Notifying) Tone
        Indication to subscriber engaged in a conversation that a caller is attempting
        to obtain connection to the subscriber’s number.
9.      Line Lock-out Tone
        The subscriber is put on line lock-out
10.     Warning Tone
        Indication to subscribers engaged in a conversation that more than two
        parties participate in the call. The originating set is connected to the first
        address digit receiving device and any redirection service (e.g. absent
        subscriber, DND or call transfer) is activated.
11.     Special Dial Tone
        The originating set is connected to the first address digit receiving device and
        any redirection service (absent subscribers, DND or call transfer) is activated.
12.     Positive Information (Acceptance) Tone
        Information to the subscriber indicating that dialed command (in connection
        with subscriber service procedures) has been accepted.
13.     Negative Information (Refusal) Tone
        Information to the subscriber indicating that dialed command (in connection
        with subscriber service procedures) has been refused.
14.     Rigging Current
        The ringing signal is always sent towards the B-subscriber when the incoming
        exchanges tests “B-subscriber free”.




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                      Page 32 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




7.0 Evaluation Plan
All bids received will be subjected to an evaluation plan as outlined in table 1.1 and
1.2. The following scoring regime will utilized in conjunction with the Evaluation
Criteria weighting to determine the Weighted/Raw Score for all proposals.




WEIGHTING DESCRIPTION SCORE

                               Table 1.1: Scoring Regime

All bids received will be subjected to the following Evaluation Criteria weighting to
determine the Weighted/Raw Score for all proposals.




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                  Page 33 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




                             Table 1.2: Evaluation Criteria

A detailed evaluation plan outlining the Evaluation criteria is presented in Appendix
16.7.




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                 Page 34 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



8.0 Technical Specifications
8.1        Standards Requirements (M)
Vendor shall provide statements of compliance to the following standards.


8.1.1 Interface (M)
       •    3GPP2 C.S0001-A Introduction to CDMA 2000 Systems
       •    3GPP2 C.S0002-A-1: Physical Layer Standard for cdma2000 Standards for
            Spread Spectrum Systems
       •    3GPP2 C.S0003-A-1: Medium Access Control (MAC) Standard for cdma2000
            Standards for Spread Spectrum Systems
       •    3GPP2 C.S0004-A-1 Signaling Link Access Control (LAC) Specification for
            cdma2000 Spread Spectrum Systems
       •    3GPP2 C.S0005-A-1 Upper Layer (Layer 3) Signaling Specification for cdma2000
            Spread Spectrum Systems
       •    TIA/EIA-97-D: Recommended Minimum Performance Standards for Base
            Stations Supporting Dual-mode Spread Spectrum Mobile Stations
       •    3GPP2 A.R0003 - Abis interface technical report for cdma2000 Spread Spectrum
            System
       •    ITU-T G.703 (10/98) Physical/electrical characteristics of hierarchical digital
            interfaces
       •    ANSI T1.101 Synchronization Interface Standard
       •    ITU-T G.707 (3/96) Network node interface for the synchronous digital hierarchy
            (SDH)
       •    ITU-T G.957, Optical interface for equipments and systems relating to the
            synchronous digital hierarchy
       •    ITU-T G.958, Digital line systems based on the synchronous digital hierarchy for
            use on optical fiber cables
       •    AF-PHY-0086.001: Inverse Multiplexing for ATM(IMA) Specification Version 1.1
       •    ATM Forum af-phy-0064.000
       •    ATM Forum af-phy-0130.000
       •    ATM on Fractional E1/T1       October 1999
       •    ANSI       T1.627-1993   Telecommunications    broadband    ISDN-ATM       Layer
            Functionality and specification
       •    ITU-T recommendation I.366.2: B-ISDN ATM Adaptation Layer Type 2
            Specification
       •    ITU-T I.363.5: B-ISDN ATM Adaptation Layer 5 Specification: Type 5 AAL
       •    3GPP2 A.S0001-A Access Network Interfaces Inter-Operability Specifications



Telecom Fiji Limited                        Confidential                     Page 35 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


           (IOS)


8.1.2 WIN (M)
       •   TIA/EIA-41-D Cellular Radio telecommunications Intersystem Operations
       •   TIA-EIA-756-A            TIA/EIA-41D Enhancements for Wireless Number Portability
           Phase II
       •   TIA/EIA/PN4197 TIA/EIA-41-D Internationalization
       •   TIA/EIA/IS-771 Wireless Intelligent Network, Telecommunications Industry
           Association, December 1998
       •   TIA/EIA PN 4289 WIRELESS INTELLIGENT NETWORK CAPABILITIES
       •   TIA/EIA/IS-826 Wireless Intelligent Network Capabilities For Pre-Paid Charging
       •   TIA/EIA/IS-848 Wireless Intelligent Network Capabilities
       •   ANSI        664   Cellular   Features   Description,   Telecommunications   Industry
           Association, June 1996
       •   TIA/EIA/IS-124 Wireless Radio Telecommunication System Non-Signaling Data
           Communication DMH (Data Message Handler), Telecommunications Industry
           Association, November, 1993
       •   TIA/EIA/IS-634 Interim Standard 634
       •   TIA/EIA/IS-637 Short Message Services for Wideband Spread Spectrum Cellular
           System


8.1.3 SS7 (M)
       •   ANSI T1.114-1998 Signaling System Number 7(SS7)-Transaction Capabilities
           Application Part (TCAP)
       •   Q.711 through Q.713 SCCP
       •   Q.781, Q.782, Q.784 and Q.786 test Specifications for SS7 ITU Standards
           (CCITT No.7 white book)
       •   Q.761 through Q.764 ITU ISUP


8.1.4 Data Service (M)
       •   TIA/EIA/IS-707-A(Data Service Options for Spread Spectrum System)
       •   TIA/EIA/IS 99 Data Services Option Standard for Wideband Spread Spectrum
           Digital Cellular System
       •   TIA/EIA/IS-658-1 Data Services Interworking Function Interface for Wideband
           Spread Spectrum Systems -Addendum 1
       •   T1A/E1A/IS-835 cdma2000 Wireless IP Network Standard
       •   TIA/EIA/IS-707-A Data Service Options for Wideband Spread Spectrum Systems
       •   TIA-EIA-TSB115           CDMA2000 Wireless IP Architecture Based on EITF
           Protocols



Telecom Fiji Limited                        Confidential                       Page 36 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


       •   3GPP2 A.S0001-A Access Network Interfaces Inter-Operability Specifications
           (IOS)
       •   3GPP2 P.S0001-A-1 Wireless IP Network Standard
       •   TIA/EIA/IS-657 Packet Data Service Option Standard for Wideband Spread
           Spectrum Systems
       •   P.R0001-0_v1.0 (3GPP2 Standards and Protocols)


8.1.5 IP (M)
       •   RFC 768 User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
       •   RFC 791 Internet Protocol (IP)
       •   RFC 793 Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
       •   RFC 826 Ethernet Address Resolution Protocol
       •   RFC 1144 Compressing TCP/IP Headers for Low-Speed Serial Links
       •   RFC 1256 ICMP Router Discovery Messages
       •   RFC1332 The PPP Internet Control Protocol (IPCP)
       •   RFC 1334 PAP Authentication Protocols
       •   RFC 1570 PPP LCP Extensions
       •   RFC 1661 The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
       •   RFC 1662 PPP in HDLC Framing
       •   RFC 1701 Generic Routing Encapsulation over IPv4 Networks
       •   RFC 1962 The PPP Compression Control Protocol (CCP)
       •   RFC 1974 PPP Stac LZS Compression Protocol
       •   RFC 2002 IP Mobility Support
       •   RFC 2003 IP Encapsulation within IP
       •   RFC 2004 Minimal Encapsulation within IP
       •   RFC 2006 The Definitions of Managed Objects for IP Mobility Support Using
           SMIv2
       •   RFC 2394 IP Payload Compression Using DEFLATE
       •   RFC 2401 Security Architecture for the Internet Protocol
       •   RFC 2408 Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol
           (ISAKMP)
       •   RFC 2409 The Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
       •   RFC 2475 Architecture for Differentiated Services
       •   RFC 2486 The Network Access Identifier
       •   RFC 2597 Assuring Forwarding PHB Group
       •   RFC 2138 Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS)
       •   RFC 2139 RADIUS Accounting
       •   RFC 2865 Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS)


Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                      Page 37 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


       •   RFC 2866 RADIUS Accounting


8.1.6 Safety (M)
       •   IEC 61312-1(1995) Protection Against Lightning Electromagnetic Impulse Part I :
           General Principles
       •   IEC 61643-1(1998) Surge Protective devices connected to low-voltage power
           distribution systems
       •   ITU-T K.11(1993)       Principles of Protection Against Over-voltage and Over-
           currents
       •   ITU-T K.27(1996)       Bonding      Configurations     and     Earthing   Inside       a
           Telecommunication Building
       •   ETS 300 253(1995) Equipment Engineering; Earthing and bonding of
           telecommunication equipment in telecommunication centers
       •   IEC60950 Safety of information technology equipment Including Electrical
           Business Equipment
       •   IEC60215 Safety requirement for radio transmitting equipment
       •   CAN/CSA-C22.2 No 1-M94 Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Equipment
       •   CAN/CSA-C22.2 No 950-95 Safety of Information Technology Equipment
           Including Electrical Business Equipment.
       •   73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive
       •   IEC60529 Classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosure.(IP Code)
       •   ITU-R Rec. SM.329-7: "Spurious emissions"


8.1.7 Others (M)
       •   TIA-EIA-871 Markov Service Options (MSO) for cdma2000
       •   TIA-EIA-58-E           Administration     of    Parameter    Value   Assignment    for
           cdma2000 Spread Spectrum Systems
       •   TIA IS-864      Minimum Performance Specifications – Access Network
       •   C.S0032         Recommended Minimum Performance Standards for cdma2000
           High Rate Packet Data Access Network
       •   TL9000         Quality System Requirements (QuEST Forum)




Telecom Fiji Limited                        Confidential                         Page 38 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



9.0 General Requirements
9.1      Global Evolution Platform (M)
The Network shall be on a global platform that supports evolution through all defined
phases of CDMA2000 (1X, 1xEV-DO, 1xEV-DV). Also, the Radio Access Network must
offer highly scalable, high-capacity product design that supports high-speed 3G data and
increased voice capacity.


The Supplier is required to propose shared platforms across CDMA2000 nodes for
switching, radio access, IP services and applications results in reduced operations and
maintenance expenses due to fewer spares, less training and a common user interface.



9.2      Multi-vendor Support (M)
Standard compliant & Multi-vendor Support: System shall be based on CDMA 2000 1x
standard and other standards mentioned in Standards Requirements. IOT test report with
other vendors on A interfaces (A1/A2, A10/A11), C/D interfaces shall be provided.


9.3      General Function Requirements
9.3.1 Mobility functions (M)
It shall be possible to restrict the services of the subscriber within the sector, within the
BTS, within a Group of BTSs, within BSC area and within a group of BSCs/MSCs in a area.


9.3.2 Handoff functions (M)
The action of switching a call in progress i.e. hand-off from one sector to another sector of
same or adjacent BTS of same or different BSCs shall be automatic and smooth without
the user noticing it. Continuous control of call quality shall be maintained automatically to
get the optimum transmission quality. System shall support hard handoff, soft handoff,
softer handoff and inter-BSC handoff with Inter-MSC handoff in future
The system support Access Handoff, which can improve the performance of CDMA system
and increase connection success ratio.


9.3.3 Quick Paging Channel (M)
The system shall support Quick Paging Channel as defined by IS –2000 standards to
reduce “Wake –up” time required by mobile/FWT terminals.


9.3.4 Power Control (M)
The system shall support power control between Mobile/FWT Terminal and BTS
automatically to get the optimum transmission quality. It shall support the following power
control capabilities specified in IS-2000


Telecom Fiji Limited                        Confidential                     Page 39 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


       • Enhanced Reverse Link Open Loop Power Control
       • Reverse Link Closed Loop Power Control, Inner Loop and Outer Loop
       • Forward Link Open Loop Power Control
       • Forward Link Closed Loop Power Control
All modes of forward Power Control as defined in the standards shall be supported.
Reverse Link Power Control step size shall be configurable by the base station and the
Precise shall be 0.25dB. Fast access solution should be provided with detailed description.


9.3.5 Radio Resource Management (M)
The system shall support the following:
              1. Call admission control algorithm that would permit dynamic allocation of
                   system resources between voice and data users. It shall also be possible
                   to pre-set desired thresholds for resource-allocation in terms of resources
                   to be used by voice and data applications.
              2. Radio Congestion control algorithm that would monitor the availability of
                   resources and take corrective action when a transition from the normal
                   state to the congested state is detected, to avoid drifting into the overload
                   state.
              3. Support anti-interference technologies that assumed to improve the voice
                   quality and increase the system capacity and decrease the power
                   consumption of terminal. Please provide description


9.3.6 Micro/Macro Cells (M)
BTSs may be required for both Macro Cell applications as well as Micro Cell applications.
The output power of the BTS shall be modifiable to configure the BTS as micro or macro
BTS depending on the capacity/coverage needs. For certain urban applications Telecom
Fiji Ltd would prefer very high capacity BTS and for certain rural application a high power
BTS would be desired. The bidder shall provide details about its family of BTS products for
both scenarios.


9.3.7 Deployment Flexibility (M)
Deployment flexibility of Radio Base Stations is an essential factor and should be easily
mountable in different environments, including poles, outdoors and indoors.


9.3.8 Call Release (M)
Either Party release shall be acceptable.


9.4      Security (M)
The system shall provide confidentiality, subscriber authentication features and high
security. Latest digital encryption technologies to support secure communications for



Telecom Fiji Limited                      Confidential                          Page 40 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


message and voice privacy shall be provided.


9.5      Wireless Public Phone (M)
The system shall support Wireless Public Phone.
    •    Bidder shall provide details about all supported mechanism for complete Wireless
         Public Phone solution on prepaid basis.
    •    The system should be capable of displaying real time metering to the subscriber.
    •    Bidder shall propose the type of customer premises equipment required for this
         purpose.
    •    Bidder shall describe how an ordinary FWT could be used for Wireless Public
         Phone purposes.
    •    Bidder shall describe how real time metering shall be performed for wireless Public
         Phone service in multi-vendor environment.


9.6      Diagnostic/Testing (M)
The equipment shall support diagnostic capabilities (which will run as background tasks) to
verify the equipment's proper operation within the network and self-adaptive network
parameter adjustment according to the system’s running status. Built -in test capabilities
shall be provided which will run at specific events or on demand. Health monitoring signals
shall be continuously passed between the various modules to ensure the detection of any
failure in a module. Individual channel element functionality shall be also be monitored to
prevent call blocking due to a lack of channel element resources. Markov call testing shall
be supported to verify local coverage and channel element Frame Error Rates (FER).


9.7      Quality of Service (M)
The quality of service shall conform to the following quality standards:
            a.    Speech Quality - As per 3GPP2 standard C. S0012-0 (TIA/EIA/IS 125 A)
                  (Recommended Minimum Performance Standard for Digital Cellular
                  Wideband Spectrum Speech Service Option 1)
   b.   Speech Delay - As per ITU-T Rec G.173.
   c.    Free from Echo - As per ITU-T G.165.
   d.   Voice Band Data Requirements
        •    DTMF Signaling as per ITU-T Rec. G.174
        •    Data as per TIA/EIA/IS-707-A(Data Service Options for Spread Spectrum
            System)
        •    Connection Performance as per ITU-T Res. E.770
        •    Reliability Performance as per ITU-T Rec. E.800


9.8      Expansion (M)
Expansion techniques of the system shall be easy, economical and shall not interrupt a


Telecom Fiji Limited                     Confidential                        Page 41 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


working system. Expansion shall be required when the number of subscribers (capacity) in
the area is increased, the GOS deteriorates or when the geographical coverage is
increased.
The equipment shall be modular in construction permitting expansion, without any major
hardware changes by simply adding shelves and modules.


9.9        Evolution (M)
The 1XEV-DO shall be smoothly upgraded from existing CDMA 2000 1x platforms with the
minimum investment possible at all components of the system. Also specify what would be
require when upgrading to 1XEV-DV.


9.10 Reliability Requirements
9.10.1            Redundancy (M)
The power supply of main equipments as well as the control equipments shall be provided
1 + 1 hot standby/ N + 1 mode redundancy, in case of all equipment such as BTS, BSC
and MSC based Core Network. The equipment supplier shall indicate any other
redundancy provided.


9.10.2            MTBF (M)
VENDOR shall provide the description of Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) analysis
report for each major component (PDSN, MSC, HLR, BSC, BTS).
The MTBF and MTTR (predicted and observed values) figures shall be at least as the
following figures.
       •    Base Transceiver Station:
                MTBF (hours)                          100,000
       •    Base Station Controller:
                MTBF (hours)                          100,000
       •    Core Network, MSC based Core Network etc.
                  MTBF (hours)                                  100,000


9.11 Markings (M)
       a.     The plug-in units -whose removal or insertion (while the equipment is in
              operation) might endanger the reliability or performance of the equipment -
              shall have suitable protection and caution marking.
       b.     Each sub-assembly shall be clearly marked to show its functions and circuit
              reference so that its complete description can be located in the handbook.
       c.     The components shall be marked with their schematic references so that they
              are identifiable from the component layout diagram in the handbook.
       d.     All controls, switches, indicators etc. shall be clearly marked to show their
              circuit designations and functions.
       e.     Each terminal block and terminal shall be marked with an identifying code.


Telecom Fiji Limited                      Confidential                        Page 42 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



9.12 Software (M)
        i.       The vendor should have attained CMM /CMMI(Capability Maturity Model)
                 certificate at least the CMM Level-4. (The CMM is a model that evaluates the
                 process maturity of software development. It is an assessment method that
                 was developed by the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie-Mellon
                 University in 1991 as requested by the U.S. government. The CMM certificate
                 is the world's most recognized standard certificate.)
        ii.      Software commands shall be user friendly menu- driven. The software shall be
                 modular in architecture. Complete software for the system operation and
                 maintenance including Operation & Maintenance Centre (OMC) shall be
                 provided. The architecture of the software shall be open so that the growth can
                 be handled in practice without any need of redesign of the software. The
                 software supporting documentation shall be in English.
        iii.     The equipment supplier shall undertake to supply on continuing basis all
                 software updates. These updates shall include new features and services and
                 other maintenance updates. The software up - gradation shall be possible with
                 minimum interruption to the service.
        iv.      The equipment supplier shall provide any software modification necessary due
                 to modification of software in the interworking with other networks such as
                 PSTN/ISDN/PSPDN etc.
        v.       The system hardware/software shall not pose any problem due to changes in
                 date and time caused by events such as changeover of millennium/ century,
                 leap year etc, in the normal functioning of the system.


9.13 Documentation
9.13.1               General Requirements (M)
This describes the general requirements to be met by documentation to be provided by the
equipment supplier. Hard & Soft copy of all documents shall be provided in English.
   The documents shall comprise of
   i         System description documents
   ii        System operating documents including system repair document.


9.13.2               System Description Documents (M)
The following system description documents shall be supplied along with the system:
    •        Overall system specification and description of hardware and software.
    •        Installation manuals, testing procedures and commissioning forms with specified
             levels. Installation manuals to be provided that contain step-by-step process of
             installation of system.
    •        Equipment layout drawings


Telecom Fiji Limited                         Confidential                       Page 43 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


    •    Schematic drawings of all circuits in the system with timing and level diagrams
         wherever necessary.
    •    Spare parts catalog including information on individual component values,
         tolerances etc. Enabling procurement from alternate sources.
    •    Detailed description of software describing the principles, functions, interactions
         with hardware, structure of the program and data.


9.13.3            System Operation Documents (M)
The equipment supplier shall provide the following system operational documents: -
    •    Operating manual of the system
    •    Maintenance manual.
    •    Man-machine language manual.
    •    Faulty location and trouble shooting instructions including fault dictionary.
    •    Test procedures with auxiliary test equipments.
    •    Emergency action procedures and online alarm dictionary.


9.14 Quality Standards (M)
The equipment shall be manufactured in accordance with the International Quality
Standard ISO-9002 for which the manufacturer shall be duly accredited. Alternatively the
product design/manufacture shall conform to the international/national quality standards. A
quality manual describing the quality of the system to be followed during bulk
manufacturing of the product would be required to be submitted by the manufacturer. The
quality plan describing the quality assurance system followed by the manufacturer shall be
submitted.




Telecom Fiji Limited                      Confidential                           Page 44 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



10.0              Operational Requirements
10.1 Supervision (M)
Supervision of complete network, including BSC, BTS, MSC and HLR shall be both
automatic and TFL controlled and centralized at OMC/NMC, which supports remote
operation. All entire man/machine operation terminals should support MML&GUI interface
for TFL operators.


10.2 Alarm Indications (M)
In case of all major alarms both audio and visual alarm indications shall be provided .In
case of minor alarms, visual indications shall be provided and provision of audio alarms is
desirable. It shall be possible to define the major and minor alarm conditions and set the
threshold by faulty operations to either a pager, a short message service system, an
electronic mail or additional alarm windows in the OMC interface. It shall also be possible to
extend the alarms at the BTS as well as external alarms to the BSC. Centralized alarm
terminal for alarm management should be provided. Both visual and audible alarms to be
extendible to external lights (visual) and speakers (audible).


10.3 Synchronization (M)
At certain locations, it may be necessary to co-locate a number of BTSs. In such cases, the
BTSs shall be synchronized so that all the traffic channels are accessible by all the
subscribers served by these BTSs. The CDMA 1X2000 would be synchronized with TFL
network referenced section 6.4.2.
BTS should support GPS/GLONASS dual-satellite system synchronization mode, providing
two synchronization solutions (GPS or GPS/GLONASS) as required by the operator. In
GPS/GLONASS dual-satellite synchronization, the whole network can operate normally
without any adverse effect when GPS or GLONASS system is not available.
BTS should provide other system external synchronization interface, when GPS/GLONASS
is not available, it makes the system clock synchronized with external clock.
The vendor should provide detailed description of the system radio synchronization
solutions, including all external synchronization interfaces which the system can support.
Redundancy of links between BTS-BSC and GPS receiver (along with other fixtures) if
required, shall be indicated by the vendor at the time of tendering.
The system should support the man-machine command to check the locked-satellite status
for convenience of trouble shooting. The check functionality should include the following:
   1)    Whether the clock signals of a base station are correct.
   2)   Whether the clock module and GPS or GLONASS antenna are well connected.
   3)   Whether the captured GPS or GLONASS satellites are more than 4.




Telecom Fiji Limited                     Confidential                           Page 45 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


The BSC interfacing the MSC uses frame synchronization derived from E1streams. Thus
BSC shall have the provision of deriving the timing signal from the following.
    •    Internal Clock
    •    Recovered Clock from any incoming 2048 Kbps signal.
In case of failure of recovered clock, the equipment shall support "Hold Over Mode ", the
stability of which shall be equal to or better than 1×10E-8 for at least 24 hours.


10.4 Maintenance Aspects (M)
    1. It shall be possible to isolate interface points for testing purposes.
    2. When one or more traffic channels are busy and other channels are faulty or all the
        traffic channels are busy/faulty, busy condition shall be extended towards the
        switching centre by BSC.
    3. In case of testing traffic load, BTS channel load simulation function should be
        supported.
    4. Maintenance philosophy is to replace faulty units after quick analysis of monitoring
        and alarm indications. Actual repair will be undertaken at a repair centre.
    5. Procedure for repair of equipment giving full details of testing instruments shall be
        provided       by   the   equipment   supplier.   Test   jigs,   fixtures    required    for
        maintenance/repair shall also be provided. The supplier shall ensure the repair of
        faulty equipment during and after warranty period.
    6. The equipment shall have easy access for servicing and maintenance.
    7. All important switches/controls on front panel shall be provided with suitable
        safeguards such as interlock system to avoid accidental operation by the
        maintenance personnel.
    8. Extensive facilities for testing, supervision and monitoring functions shall be
         provided for quick isolation and rectification of faults. These functions shall be
         performed by Operations and Maintenance Centre (OMC). Any additional
         instruments required shall be provided by the equipment supplier with details. The
         capabilities such as alarm reporting, automatic operation test and on-hook test of
         subscriber line is desirable. The number of subscribers which can be tested
         simultaneously may be indicated.


10.4 Dimensions (M)
Dimensions/Mounting of MSC/BSC/BTS – MSC, BSC and BTS equipment shall each be of
self-supported cabinet or rack type. Maximum height of MSC/BSC rack shall be restricted
to 2100mm. Maximum height of BTS rack shall be restricted to 1800mm.
Dimensions/Weight – Actual Dimension and weight of each of the equipment shall be
indicated by the equipment supplier.




Telecom Fiji Limited                      Confidential                              Page 46 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



10.5 Power Supply (M)
The power supply unit shall form an integral part of the equipment and shall have protection
against output over voltage, short circuit, input reverse polarity protection & shall have
visual indication for output under voltage. The power system will be provided by TFL.
      Indoor Equipment:
           Base Station Controller (BSC), Mobile Switching Centre(MSC), Base Transceiver
           Station (BTS, indoor) and Operations & Maintenance Centre (OMC).
           Input supply:        -19V to –60V; Nominal -48 V DC, some TFL stations has
           –24V DC while other has –48V DC
      Outdoor BTS
           Input supply         220V +/- 20%; Nominal 240 V AC 50/60 Hz


10.6 Power Consumption (M)
The equipment shall have low power consumption. Equipment supplier shall specify the
power requirement of the BTS for various configurations e.g.1 Cell 3 Sector (1C 3S), 2C
3S, 3C 3S, 4C 3S, in order to engineer suitable and optimum power infra- structure. The
power system


10.7 Cooling Arrangement (M)
The equipment shall have necessary self-cooling arrangement with or without in -built fan.
The equipment supplier shall specify the recommended life of the fan when used.


10.8 Antenna (M)
      Base Transceiver Station (BTS):
      The type & gain of antenna may be decided by the equipment supplier for getting
      desired coverage and performance of the system.
      FWT (Fixed Wireless Terminal):
      Outdoor antenna need to be adopted. The type & gain of antenna may be decided by
      the equipment supplier for getting desired coverage and performance. FWT should
      also support outdoor antenna for wider coverage purpose.


10.9 Feeder Cable (M)
Type of feeder cable (if applicable) and the length of the cable may be decided by the
equipment supplier for getting desired coverage and performance of the system. Detailed
specifications (technical as well as mechanical) shall be furnished by equipment supplier.


10.10 Outdoor Equipment (M)
All outdoor equipment must be housed in robust, compact lightweight weatherproof
cabinets suitable for mounting on telephone pole/tower/wall. Suitable lighting protection
shall be provided at the antenna ports. The cabinets shall have a locking facility with a
single master key for opening it.



Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                         Page 47 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



10.11 Lightning Protection (M)
The equipment including Antenna & feeder shall have adequate protection against lightning
& power surges. All equipment except for Handheld subscriber terminal shall have
provision for grounding.


10.12 Environmental Specifications (M)
         (a)           Base Transceiver Station:
                                    i.     Indoor macro Cell
                                                           Temperature:
                                                                       -5°C ~ 50°C
                                                           Relative humidity
                                                               5% ~ 95%
                                    ii.    Outdoor macro Cell
                                                        Temperature:
                                                                       -40°C ~ 55°C
                                                        Relative humidity
                                                               5% ~ 100%


                                    iii.   Micro Cell (indoor/outdoor):
                                                        Temperature:
                                                                       -40°C ~ 50°C
                                                        Relative humidity
                                                               5% ~ 100%


   (b)           Base Station Controller:
                                                   Temperature:
                                                     0°C ~ 45°C
                                                   Relative humidity
                                                     20% ~ 85%


   (c)           Core Network, MSC based Core Network etc.
                                                   Temperature:
                                                     0°C ~ 45°C
                                                   Relative humidity
                                                     20% ~ 85%


10.13 Interference to Existing Wireless Networks
The system shall not cause any interference to the existing wireless networks (GSM,
CDMA or any other wireless system).



Telecom Fiji Limited                        Confidential                              Page 48 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




11.0                   Network Configuration Requirements
Components of Generic model of CDMA 2000 1X is shown in Fig. 11.1. All the interfaces
are required to conform to open architecture based international standards. System shall
typically consist of
           •      Radio Network (RN) consisting of Base Transceivers Stations (BTS) and
                  Base Station Controllers (BSC)
           •      MSC based Core Network
           •      Packet Switched Core Network
           •      Mobile Terminal (Both fixed and handheld terminals)
           •      Operations and Maintenance Center (OMC) for switch, Radio and packet core
                  network



                                      BSC/PCF
                                                     A10/A11            Internet
                              Abis
                                                            1
                                                          A1
                                                        0/       PDSN
                                                      A1
       Softsite         BTS
                                        A3/A7




 MS                                                      A1
                                                           /A
                                                             2
                                                                         PLMN
                               Abis
                                                     A1/A2


                  MS                                                     PSTN
                        BTS            BSC/PCF                   MSC     ISDN



                  Figure 11.1. Generic Model of CDMA2000 1X System



11.1 Geographic Clusters and Subscriber Counts (M)
Network Rollout
The 8 BTS is to provide good coverage to areas shown in Appendix 16.10 to 16.13:
      1:       Provide good coverage for Suva City, Suva to Nausori corridor including Nausori
               Town, Phase 1
      2:       Provide good coverage for Ba, Lautoka City, Lautoka to Nadi Town corridor
               including Namaka, Airport and Denarau, Phase 2
The winning tender shall be required to prepare Cell engineering to cover the two main
islands:
           1. Vitilevu
           2. Vanua Levu


The vendor must use existing TFL and 3rd party (refer Appendix 16.12) sites and
communication towers in providing the required coverage, if none exist should recommend


Telecom Fiji Limited                             Confidential                      Page 49 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


appropriate solution (BTS Type, Antenna configuration and transmit power level) that TFL
should purchase in providing future coverage in the area. TFL will in their own time extend
coverage based on the cell engineering and recommendation by the vendor in this tender
and subsequent supply agreement.


TFL tenders for a 10K system, however vendors should also provide incremental costs in
15k interval with the following projections.


      Year                       Yr 0          Yr 2        Yr 7            Y12          Y17
      Customer Base              10K           25K          40K            55K          70K
      Incremental Cost $


List of BTS
                              2 carriers BTS                       Number of      Number of Number of
             1 carrier BTS
Phase                            Optional        3 carriers BTS      BTS’s         Sectors       TRX
               (800 MHz)
                              1900/800 MHz                        (cumulative)   (cumulative) (cumulative
         1 Sec 2 Sec 3 Sec 1 Sec 2 Sec 3 Sec 1 Sec 2 Sec 3 Sec
  1                      3                3                            3              9            18
  2                      8                8                            8             24            48

   Notes:
              1.   Bidder shall provide optional Item for 3rd carrier and adding EVDO, provide
                   as optional price list for upgrade when 3rd carrier EVDO is added.
   2. While cell engineering provides that less than 3 sectors are sufficient for good
         coverage, prices for Omni, 2 sectors, micro and any other variants of BTS
         manufactured should also be provided on optional price list items. The various
         variants of BTS should each be accompanied by its coverage advantages.
   3. The vendor should also offer options between Full Turnkey and/or Semi Turnkey
         proposal. TFL may requires its engineers to undertake phase 2 of installations,
         testing and commissioning following vendor’s cell engineering to meet required
         coverage in the semi turnkey option.



11.2 Cdma2000 Link Budget (M)
Reverse Link Budget:
The reverse link reliable service area shall be defined as the area where 95% of measured
locations produce signal strength values equal to or better than those provided below,
vendor must provide their reverse link budget in table format as below.




Telecom Fiji Limited                       Confidential                           Page 50 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




    Item                                          Units   Value          Comments
    Maximum Transmitted Power / Traffic
a   Channel                                       dBm     21
b   Body Loss                                     dB      3
c   Transmitter Antenna Gain                      dBi     1              Portable Antenna Gain
d   Transmitter EIRP / traffic channel            dBi     19             d=a-b+c
e   Receiver Antenna Gain                         dBi     17             Base Station Antenna Gain
                                                                         Variable based upon transmission line
f   Transmission Line and Connector Losses        dB      3              length
g   Receiver Noise Figure                         dB      3.2
                                                                         =10log(1/(1-N/Nmax)) where Nmax is the
                                                                         sectorized pole capacity derived by
                                                                         assuming that the VAF for the reverse
                                                                         link of cdma2000 is 0.58 and 0.85 of
                                                  dBm/                   other sector to serving sector
h   Receiver Noise Density                        Hz      -174           interference ratio
                                                                         Interference Ratio, This value will vary
                                                                         depending upon the warranted voice
i Receiver Interference Margin                    dB      3              capacity.
  Total Effective Noise Plus Interference         dBm/
j Density                                         Hz      -167.80        j=g+h+i
k Information Rate (10log(Rb))                    dB      39.82          Rb=9600 for an EVRC Vocoder
l Required Eb/No                                  dB      4
m Receiver Sensitivity                            dBm     -123.98        M=j+k+l
n Hand-off Gain                                   dB      3.1
o Explicit Diversity Gain                         dB      0
p Log-normal Fade Margin                          dB      7.6            90 % Cell Area, 75 % Cell Edge
                                                                         For Suburban, (Dense Urban is 20 dB,
q   Building Penetration Loss                     dB      15             Urban is 15 dB, and vehicle is 7)
    Maximum reverse link path loss for an
r   Urban Environment                             dB      137.48         r=d-m+e-f+o+n-p-r

Forward Link Coverage Definition:
Similarly vendor must provide their forward link budget in table format as below
  Item                                Units   Value       Comments
a Data Rate                           bps     9,600
b BTS Tx Power                        dBm     43          20 Watt
  Max. Power Allocated per Traffic
c                                     dBm     35.5        17.7% of total BTS Tx Power, 3.54 Watt
  Channel
d BTS Antenna Gain                    dBi     17
                                                          Variable based upon transmission line length and
e BTS Cable & Connector Loss          dB      3
                                                          other conditions
f   BTS EIRP per Traffic Channel      dBm     49.5        f=c+d–e
g   MS/FWT Rx Antenna Gain            dBi     0
h   Body Loss                         dB      3
i   MS/FWT Noise Figure               dB      8
                                      dBm/
j   Thermal Noise                             -166        j = -174 + i
                                      Hz
k   Required Eb/No                    dB      4
l   MS/FWT Receiver Sensitivity       dBm     -122.18     l = j + k + 10*log(a)
m   Log-normal Fading Margin          dB      7.6         90 % Cell Area, 75 % Cell Edge
n   Soft Handoff Gain                 dB      3.1
o   Power Control Margin              dB      0.5
                                                          For Suburban, (Dense Urban is 20 dB, Urban is 15
p Building Penetration Loss           dB      15
                                                          dB, and vehicle is 7)
q Maximum Path Loss                   dB      148.68      q = f– l + g – h – m + n – o – p




Telecom Fiji Limited                          Confidential                                   Page 51 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




11.3 Call Traffic Model (M)
                 Item                                 Value        Comments
                                                                   If Percentage of voice user + Percentage of
Voice call                                                         packet data user + Percentage of circuit
features
                 Percentage of voice user             90%          data user >100%, that means part of voice
                                                                   users are using the data service
                                                                   A P.01 Grade of Service utilizing the Erlang
                                                                   B table shall be utilized to determine
                                                                   channel element requirements at the Cell
                 GOS                                     P.01      Site. A P.01 Grade of Service utilizing the
                                                                   Erlang B table shall be utilized between the
                                                                   PSTN and the MSC for mobile/FWT
                                                                   originated and mobile/FWT terminated calls
                 Erlangs Per Subscriber                 0.033      Erlangs/Sub
                 MS/FWT Originated                      59 %
                 MS/FWT Terminated                      30 %       To be utilized to calculate Switch capacity
                 MS/FWT to MS/FWT                       10 %       and trunking requirement
                 MS/FWT Busy                             1%
Packet Data
service          Percentage of packet data user       8%
requirement
                 PPP session holding time
                 (second)
                                                        1500 s
                 Packet call holding time (second)      300 s
                 PPP Sessions per BH                      1
                 Percentage of user using data                     To be utilized to calculate active PPP
                 application during BH
                                                         50 %      session requirements
                 High-end Subscribers percentage         30 %
                 Middle Subscribers percentage           45 %
                 Low-end Subscribers percentage          25 %
                 High-end Subscribers average
                 data rate(kbps)
                                                        86.88      To be utilized to calculate data throughput
                 Middle Subscribers average data
                 rate(kbps)
                                                         35.8
                 Low-end Subscribers average
                 data rate(kbps)
                                                         14.4


Circuit Data
service          Percentage of circuit data user      2.0%         Need to be considered as analog G3 FAX
requirement
                 Analog G3 FAX subscribers
                 percentage
                                                         50%
                                                                   Need to sum to 100%
                 Asynchronous circuit data
                 subscribers percentage
                                                         50%
                 Erlangs Per Subscriber                 0.186      Erlangs/Sub
System
feature
requirements
                                                         5.4
                 Busy Hour Call Attempts per                       The BHCA configuration needs to give at a
                 Subscriber
                                                        BHCA       minimum 35% redundant.
                                                       per Sub
                                                                   The maximum load capacity of all network
                 Processor Loading                       75%       elements defined by Vendor shall be
                                                                   referenced to this processor loading.
                 Average Call Holding Time               180       be used to calculate switch and cell site
                 (ACHT)                                seconds     capacity requirements
                                                       shall not   be used to size all network components and
                 Percent of Soft Handoff                exceed     shall be the maximum-targeted value during
                                                        20.0 %     the RF Optimization process.




Telecom Fiji Limited                           Confidential                              Page 52 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


                                                        Voice:
                                                         1%       Any cluster of 12 continuous cell sites that
                                                                  meet the coverage definition above where
                 FER Outage Criteria                    Target    the Averaged Voice FER is greater than 2%,
                                                         FER      shall be deemed as performance affecting
                                                       Data: 5%
                 Call Setup Time                         <4s
                 Call Success Rate                      >=99%
                 Dropped Call Rate                      <=1%
                 Data rate of fixed or at pedestrian
                 speed
                                                       120kbps
                 Data rate of user in mobility         >70kbps



11.4 Network Configuration (M)
The following list of assumptions shall be used to develop the network plan and address all
network configuration and pricing questions.              The following section identifies specific
assumptions that the Vendor shall use while preparing their response. If clarification is
needed, please contact the Coordinator.
In all of these cases, the use of remotes or BSCs may be utilized in the network design if
the Vendor can illustrate a corresponding OPEX savings. Vendor shall describe in detail
the assumption set associated with this type of deployment. Specifically state the maximum
voice, trunk, data, cell site, and signaling capacity on the BSC.




Telecom Fiji Limited                           Confidential                            Page 53 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




11.4.1            System Summary (M)
                                        System Summary

 S/No.     Description                         Quantity   Notes

 1         MSC
           MSC-Region1-10,000                  1
 1.1
           subscribers

           HLR/AuC-Region1-10,000
 1.2                                           1
           subscribers

 2         BSC
           BSC-Region1-10,000                  1
 2.1
           subscribers

                                                          See 4.1
                                                           * Bidder shall provide installation
                                                          material, antenna, RF feeder cable,
 3         BTS                                            fixtures, accessories along with each BTS
                                                          *** Bidder shall provide number of
                                                          channels and sector configuration for
                                                          each BTS in the form of table

 4         Packet Core Network
 4.1       PDSN-500 PPP                        1
 4.2       AAA-500 subs                        1

 5         Short       Messaging     Service
           Centre
 5.1       SMSC                                1

 6         Centralized OMC System
 6.1       OMC Server                          1
                                                          For each network equipment (exclude
                                                          BTS), 1 local O&M terminal in the near
                                                          end;
 6.2       Administration terminal                        1 O&M terminal in the far end for each
                                                          type of equipment;
                                                          1 Alarm terminal in the far end for each
                                                          type of equipment

 8         Terminal                                       See 4.4.2




Telecom Fiji Limited                      Confidential                          Page 54 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




11.4.2             Terminal Configuration (M)
Vendors should also provide quantity based pricing for the terminals with percentage
quantity below for comparison with current TFL suppliers

                              Subscriber Terminal*

     S/No.                              Item                      Quantity
 1               FWT
 1.1             Voice only                                             0
 1.2             Voice + G3 Fax                                     10%
 1.3             Voice + data service                               50%
 1.4             Voice + data service + G3 Fax                      20%


 2               Handheld (voice only)                              10%


 3               Handheld (with data service)                       10%




 * All terminals shall be CDMA2000 1x for 800/1900MHz Spectrum

 ** FWT shall be wireless terminal plus a telephone set integrated or
 separated, 20% Terminal Type, 80% Phone Type

11.5 Service Requirements (M)
11.5.1             Basic Services (M)
The following services should be supported, and need to be included in the price list as a
basic minimum configuration.
     Speech
     Voice Calls (service option 3 TIA/EIA IS -127, And service option 17 TIA/EIA IS -733)
     Emergency Calls


     Data Services
     Circuit Switched Asynchronous Data (14.4 Kbps), Based on TIA/EIA/IS-707 service
     option 12
     Group 3 Fax Services, Based on TIA/EIA/IS -707 service option 13 (3GPP2 standard
     C.S0017-0)
     Packet Switched High Speed Data Services, Up to 144 Kbps service option 33, Based
     on TIA/EIA/IS-707-A


     Roaming & Roaming Restriction
     Through the connection between home MSC and roaming MSC, the MS/FWT can get



Telecom Fiji Limited                           Confidential                  Page 55 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


    the service support from the roaming MSC.
    System supports the roaming restriction function; A subscriber may be allowed to roam
    only in certain areas, e.g., in cell A.
    Voice Service Roaming, IWF Service Roaming, PDSN Service Roaming


   Call Forwarding:
   Call Forwarding Unconditional (CFU)
   Call Forwarding Busy (CFB).
   Call Forwarding No Answer (CFNA)
   Call Forwarding Default (CFD)


   Calling Number ID presentation (CNIP)


   Calling Number ID Restriction (CNIR)


   Call Restriction Service – MS/FWT Originated, MS/FWT Terminated


   Call Hold (HOLD )


   Carrier Selection
            The subscriber shall have the flexibility to choose the carrier for long distance
             calls. The system shall support both carrier per-selection and carrier selection
             per call basis. To support National Long Distance (NLD) and International Long
             Distance (ILD) dialing for carrier selection, the equipment supplier shall support
             at least 24-digit dialing and analysis up to 24 digits. The maximum number of
             digit -dialing analyzed that can be supported may also be indicated.


   Markov Service Option


11.5.2            Optional Service (M)
The following services should be supported and be included in the price list as an optional
configuration
   Pre - Paid Service (PPC): 50% user percentage
    Prepaid service shall be provided with Transtel’s CPDI network element, refer section
    6.7


   Short Message service (IS -637-A) [3GPP2 standard C. S0015-0]
   50% user percentage
    It shall be possible to deliver a short message to a subscriber terminal even if the



Telecom Fiji Limited                          Confidential                     Page 56 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


    terminal is engaged in a call. In a Mobile/Terminal - Originated SMS, it shall be possible
    for a subscriber to send a text message to the Message Center while the terminal is
    idle or during a voice conversation.


   Short Message Broadcasting: 50% user percentage


   Voice Mailbox Service: 100% user percentage
              Including voice forwarding to voice mailbox, Voice Message Retrieval (VMR),
              Message Waiting Notification (MWN)


   Call Waiting (CW): 100% user percentage
   Call Transfer (CT): 5% user percentage
   Three-Way Calling (3WC): 5% user percentage
   Conference Calling (CC): 3% user percentage


   Remote Function Control (RFC)
   Flexible Call Forwarding Setting: 10% user percentage
   Free Locking: 10% user percentage


   Subscriber PIN Access (SPINA): 10% user percentage
   Subscriber PIN Intercept (SPINI): 10% user percentage


   Do Not Disturb (DND): 3% user percentage


   Preferred Language (PL): 2% user percentage


   Roaming Restriction: 5% user percentage


   Equal Access of the Toll Operators: 5% user percentage


   Loopback Test Call: 5% user percentage


   Short Code Dialing: 100% user percentage


   Subscriber Priority for Channel Allocation
    This service allows a subscriber to have priority access to voice or traffic channels on
    call origination. This feature permits a subscriber to obtain priority access to voice or
    traffic channels by queuing these subscribers’ originating calls when channels are not
    available. When a channel becomes available, the queued subscriber is served on a


Telecom Fiji Limited                       Confidential                       Page 57 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


    first come first served and a priority basis.


   Virtual MSC
    A physical MSC can be configured into several logic MSCs. Each logic MSC functions
    as a physical MSC independently


   Virtual HLR
    A physical HLR can be configured into several logic HLRs. Each logic HLR functions as
    a physical HLR independently


   Voice Precedence over Packet Call: 2% user percentage
    For a subscriber that has activated the Call Waiting service, if a call comes in when he
    is using the packet data service and accessing the network, the network should
    connect the incoming call and maintain the PPP connection through the call (PPP
    connection goes into Dormant State).


   Unified Number/Flexible Alerting: 2% user percentage
    For a subscriber that has activated this service, if the subscriber’s pilot number is
    dialed, multiple numbers may ring simultaneously, both on net and off net,. Off-net
    numbers could include PSTN locations or other mobile/FWT MIN’s that are not resident
    on the HLR.
   Integrated Centrex Function: 2% user percentage
    With integrated Centrex, group service like Mobile Virtual Private Network (MVPN) can
    be implemented without SCP.
   Call Failure Message Notification: 5% user percentage
   Wireless Public Phone – See Section 9.4




Telecom Fiji Limited                      Confidential                      Page 58 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



12.0              Technical Requirements
12.1 General (M)
   a.     Frequency band (800 MHz)      825 – 835 MHz paired with 870 – 880 MHz,
          Frequency band (1900 MHz)
   b.     Channel centre frequencies   As per TIA/EIA/IS-2000
   c.     Channel Spacing              1.25 MHz
   d.     TX-PX separation             10/45 MHz
   f.     Air Interface                TIA/EIA IS-2000
   g.     Frame Structure              As per TIA/EIA/IS-2000
   h.     Duplexing method             Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD)
   i.     Voice Coding                 8Kbps Enhanced variable rate vocoder (EVRC)
                                       8K QCELP
                                       13K QCELP
   j.     Transmission bit rate        As per TIA/EIA/IS - 2000
   k.     Modulation scheme            As per TIA/EIA/IS - 2000
   l.     Demodulation scheme          As per TIA/EIA/IS - 2000
   m. Backward compatibility           IS95 A CDMAOne
          Forward compatibility        1x EVDO, 1x EVDV
       n. Local Oscillators            Synthesized, frequency shall be settable in steps to
          achieve desired frequency.


12.2 Coverage without any Performance Degradation (M)
   The bidder shall describe in detail the coverage capability along with maximum
transmitted power capability of the BTS with respect to Rural, Suburban, Urban areas. The
coverage parameters shall also be described for conditions like LOS, without LOS, street
level, inside building (with penetration loss <= 20 dB). Telecom Fiji Ltd would prefer
maximum coverage solutions
   While assessing the coverage of the systems, shadow regions shall be supported by
predicted coverage maps. The capabilities of the systems shall be supported by link
calculations using Hata or OKUMURA-Hata.


12.2.1            Echo Cancellation Technique (M)
   The system shall have the ability of echo cancellation. MSC/BSC shall provide choice of
echo cancellation or not for the calls to/from PSTN.


12.3 BTS
12.3.1            Basic Function (M)
  1.      Outdoor macro BTS 18TRX - one cabinet


Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                        Page 59 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


  2.      Indoor macro BTS 18TRX - one cabinet
  3.      The outdoor macro BTS should be all-in-one design with built-in battery, air-
          condition or heat exchanger. Please provide the photos of your out-door macro
          BTS
  4.      Outdoor micro BTS – All-in-one design, needs to support up to 3 TRX in expansion
  5.      Optical RF unit, Minimum cascading distance shall be 70 km
  6.      The nominal transmit power of both macro and micro BTS shall be 20W at least.
  7.      The BTS’s output power at antenna port should reach to 40W or above.
  8.      The bidder should provide detailed description of the series BTS products, including
          the specification (TRX, Erl per sector/carrier, etc.) and expansion capability.
  9.      Multiple Frequency Bands (1900MHz/800MHz) shall be supported in one BTS
          cabinet. Please describe their implementation.
  10.     The number of E1 ports at Abis interface with load sharing function should no less
          than 6 E1s.


12.3.2             Specifications of Transmitter and Receiver (M)
   I.     Basic Requirements:
       BTS shall support 1XRTT, fully backward compatible with IS95A, IS95B. Multiple
       Frequency Bands shall be supported in one BTS. Please describe their implementation.
       Also provide information on the application cases of frequency Blocks in this 800 MHz
       and 1900 MHz Band.


   II.    Transmitter:
   a.     Nominal Transmit Power per sector per carrier           As per TIA/EIA/IS – 2000
   b.     Tx Power Limits                                         As per TIA/EIA/IS – 2000
   c.     Transmitter Frequency Accuracy                          As per TIA/EIA/IS – 2000
   d.     Channel Allocation in full band of operation.           As per TIA/EIA/IS – 2000
   e.     Spurious emission at Antenna port                       As per TIA/EIA/IS – 2000
   f.     Protection              Transmitter shall be protected against infinite VSWR


   III. Receiver:
   a.     Receiver sensitivity (at 1% FER)                 better than –126dBm
              b.   Channel de-sensitization or Single             As per TIA/EIA/IS – 2000,
                   tone desensitization
   c.     Inter modulation spurious response               As per TIA/EIA/IS – 2000
   d.     Conducted Spurious Emission                      As per TIA/EIA/IS – 2000
   e.     Receiver Interference performance                As per TIA/EIA/IS – 2000 and IS97D




Telecom Fiji Limited                       Confidential                          Page 60 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



12.3.3            Evolution Capability (M)
    •     The base stations proposed should adopt broadband platform and digital
          transceiver technology to provide better performance and smooth evolution to
          1xEV-DO.
    •     The base stations should support for mixing 1xRTT and 1x EV carriers.
    •     VENDOR shall provide detailed description about the upgrade facilities from 1xRTT
          BTS to 1xEV-DO BTS. A plug-in module and software upgrade in the existing
          CDMA BTS will be preferred.
    •     BTS transceiver should satisfy the requirements of “C0032 Recommended
          Minimum Performance Standards for cdma2000 High Rate Packet Data Access
          Network” to guarantee the smooth evolution to 1xEV-DO.


12.3.4            Interfaces (M)
    BTS shall be connected to BSC through E1 interface at the Abis reference point.
    Unchannelized E1 shall be used and voice and data call shall be supported in same
    E1.
    IMA (Inverse Multiplex ATM) shall be supported to guaranty Abis transmission in using
    multiple E1s when part of E1 is broken.
    STM-1 shall be supported as required.


12.3.5            Performance (M)
    Performance of all BTS should also be collected and reported automatically similar to
    switch statistics in section 12.6.1.10.


12.4 BSC
12.4.1            BSC Function (M)
    The Base Station Controller (BSC) shall be capable of performing the following
    functions:
             a.   Assignment of circuits to individual Users.
             b.   Monitoring and controlling system Performance.
             c.   Sub system authentication
             d.   Standard A1/A2 interface to MSC
             e.   Assignment of subscriber number where applicable
             f.   Internal Echo cancellation where applicable.


12.4.2            Capacity Requirement (M)
   Vendor shall provide details about the BSC capacity in terms of traffic volume in
Erlangs, E1 & BTS connected and processing capability in BHCA.
   Minimum capacity of BSC in one cabinet, 0.2 Erlang./ subscriber and 1% GOS



Telecom Fiji Limited                      Confidential                      Page 61 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


   i.    One cabinet supports 30,000 subscribers.
   ii.   One cabinet shall be able to support at least 30 BTSs.


   Maximum capacity of BSC, 0.2 Erlang./ subscriber and 1% GOS
   i.    BSC shall support smooth expansion at least up to 80,000 subscribers.
   ii.   The BHCA need to have at least 35% redundant. For example: 80,000 subscribers
need the system to support at least 80,000 subs *5.4 BHCA per subs = 432BHCA
   [Ave BHCA = Ave Erl*3600/Ave Holding time              0.2*3600/180 = 4;
   35% redundancy         Ave BHCA = 4(1+35%)            5.4*BHCA/sub]


12.4.3              BSC Features (M)
  1.     The proposed BSC platform must be able to support CDMA2000 1X and 1x EV-DO
         at the same time, which should have commercial certificate with no less than 2
         million subscribers.
  2.     The BSC and BTS shall be designed according to the IS-2000 Release A protocol
         of 3GPP2
  3.     The bidder should provide a unified OMC management for CDMA2000 1X BSS and
         1xEV-DO BSS
  4.     BSC shall adopt broadband platform and support multiple signaling points to
         support large capacity.
  5.     VENDOR shall provide a detailed list, referencing an attached document, that lists
         ALL features available for the BSC, labeled as basic or optional features, along with
         a complete description and price, if optional.
  6.     Co-transmission support. CDMA BTS can only use multiple time slots in E1 to
         transmit user traffic. BTS can share E1 transmission with other Equipments.
  7.     The essential cards shall be hot swappable.
  8.     Flow control. System should provide flow control protection automatically without
         any operation interference. The function can prevent abnormal events such as
         system breakdown, internal communication failure when encountering the peak of
         traffic.
  9.     TFO (Tandem Free Operations) shall be supported to improve the tone quality of
         mobile/FWT phone-mobile/FWT phone call.
  10.    ALC (Automatic Level Control) shall be supported to improve the voice quality.
  11.    AEC (Acoustic Echo Canceller) shall be supported to improve the voice quality and
         prevent acoustic echo.
  12.    RC4 (Radio Configuration 4) shall be supported to provide more traffic channels in
         one sector/carrier.
  13.    Inter-BSC soft handoff shall be supported as required.
  14.    Virtual Multiple Signaling Points Function. Virtual multiple signaling points is the


Telecom Fiji Limited                      Confidential                        Page 62 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


         best solution for large capacity trunks and for heavy traffic links between BSC and
         MSC. Meanwhile, those virtual signaling points can share the traffic of the
         messages sent to the same destination.


12.4.4            Evolution Requirements (M)
The BSC shall support 1X smooth evolution from 1X to 1x EV. The system shall adopt
broadband platform. VENDOR’s shall provide details regarding which hardware and
software components of BSC would need replacement when implementing upgrading to
1xEV-DO and or EV-DV.


12.4.5            Interfaces (M)
    Abis interface (Interface between BTS and BSC)
    BTS shall be connected to BSC through E1 interface at the Abis reference point.
    Unchannelized E1 shall be used and voice and data call shall be supported in same
    E1. STM-1 shall be supported as required.
    A1/A2 interface (Interface between MSC and BSC)
    Shall be on E1 links, upgradable to STM-I links in future. The A interface signaling
    procedure shall be in compliance with the IOS-4.0/4.1 protocol and be compatible with
    IOS-2.0/2.1 and IS-634.
    A3/A7 interface (Interface between BSC and BSC)
    Shall be on E1 links or STM-I links. A3/A7 shall be as per IOS ver.4.0 or later to support
    inter-BSC soft handoff.
    A10/A11 interface (R-P interface between BSC/PCF and PDSN)
    A10/A11 shall be as per IOS ver.4.0 or later. Ethernet will be preferred. Ethernet with
    WAN interface shall also be supported. In case where only Ethernet interface is
    provided on the BSC/PCF, and PDSN not co-located, provision shall have to be made
    by the Vendor to transport IP over WAN interface such as E1/STM1 by using a suitable
    router


12.5 IWF (M)
    •    The Inter-Working Function (IWF) enables the CDMA network to provide
         asynchronous data service and circuit switched Fax to the wireless terminals as
         specified in CDMA data standards IS-707. The IWF acts as a gateway between
         wireless CDMA networks and PSTN / packet data networks. IWF function can be
         integrated with BSC or MSC.
    •    The Vendor shall implement the IWF solution to provide the capability of inter
         working and protocol conversion functions required for circuit switched data
         capability to mobile/FWT users and provide mobile/FWT originated and




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                          Page 63 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


           mobile/FWT terminated asynchronous data service and circuit switched Fax up to
           14.4 Kbps rates.
       •   The VENDOR should be able to provide services in the order of voice before fax,
           when the services involve both voice and fax



12.6 MSC/VLR
12.6.1                 MSC Functions (M)
       1. Call handling functions
       2. Call connection functions
       3. MSC shall be capable to serve as a VMSC, a GMSC and a TMSC in the networks
           providing CDMA services.
       4. Number storage and translation capability:
            I.         MSC shall be able to accept and store 24-digit numbers and support the
                       analysis of maximum 24-digit numbers.
            II.        MSC shall support the addition, deletion and translation in any digit of the
                       calling and called numbers in the scope of number analysis.
           III.        MSC shall support various desired conversions between calling numbers or
                       called numbers according to the correlation between calling and called
                       numbers customized by the TFL in the scope of number analysis.
           IV.         The numbering plan for different area may also in terms of the digits (5 digit,
                       6 digit, 7 or 8 digits). The MSC shall be able to support different lengths of
                       digit simultaneously.
       5. Mobility management functions (Handoff): MSC shall be able to support the
           following types of handoff:
                  1. Inter BSC soft handoff within a MSC.
                  2. Inter BSC hard handoff within a MSC.
                  3. Hard handoff between different MSC
       6. Registration: MSC shall be able to support registration and de-registration in all
           cases as specified in IS 2000 A standards. However, the vendor, at the time of
           ordering should specify the specific registration methods to be supported in the
           equipment.
  7.       Roaming restriction function: MSC shall support four levels of roaming restriction
           and relevant account
            I.         International roaming
            II.        National roaming
           III.        VLR roaming
           IV.         Mobility restriction at Cell level



Telecom Fiji Limited                             Confidential                         Page 64 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


  8.      Security functions
         1.       Authentication
                  MSC shall support the following possible occasions for authentication:
                  •    FWT/MS registration authentication
                  •    FWT/MS originated call authentication
                  •    FWT/MS terminated call authentication
                  •    FWT/MS FLASH authentication
                  •    SSD update
                  •    SSD sharing
                  •    Unique Challenge
         2.       The authentication algorithm is the authentication part of CAVE (Cellular
                  Authentication and Voice Enciphering).

  9.    Overlay Networking
         To speed up the transit from current network to target network, the MSC need to
         provide various Overlay networking modes.
         In the area where WIN SCP exists but the current MSC does not support WIN SSP,
         the MSC need to integrate the function of WIN SSP and accomplish the connection
         of WIN VPN calls and WIN PPCs.
         In the area where there is not WIN SCP, MSC can overlay the mobile intelligent
         services on the PSTN intelligent networks so as to provide intelligent services with
         the help of fixed intelligent networks.
10.      Automated Collection of Statistics
                           The system should automatically collect statistics and report on a
                           weekly and monthly basis. As a minimum the following statistics,
                           for voice and data (switched and packet) should be collected and
                           analysed:
              •   Successful BTS/sector/RF Call Attempts Originating & Terminating
              •   Failed BTS/sector/RF Call Attempts Originating & Terminating
              •   Successful BSC Call Attempts Originating & Terminating
              •   Failed BSC Call Attempts Originating & Terminating
              •   Successful MSC Call Attempts Originating & Terminating
              •   Failed MSC Call Attempts Originating & Terminating
              •   Average Call Holding Time per BTS/sector/RF, BSC and MSC
              •   Erlangs per BTS Sector/RF, BTS and MSC
              •   Congestion per BTS, BSC and MSC
              •   Busy Hour Call Attempts per BTS/sector/RF, BSC and MSC




Telecom Fiji Limited                       Confidential                       Page 65 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



12.6.2            MSC Features (M)
   VENDOR shall provide a detailed list, referencing an attached document, that lists ALL
features available for the MSC/VLR, labeled as base or optional features, along with a
complete description and price if optional.
   VENDOR must acknowledge the below feature list, referencing an attached document,
by replying with one of three responses that are defined above: Fully Compliant, Partially
Compliant (with explanation), Not Compliant (with explanation).
        •    Flexible Alerting – Ability to simultaneously ring multiple numbers, both on net
            and off net, when the subscriber’s pilot number is dialed. Off-net numbers could
            include PSTN locations or other mobile/FWT MIN’s that are not resident on the
            HLR.
        •    Call Forwarding Busy
        •    Call Forwarding No Answer
        •    Call Forwarding Unconditional
        •    Call Forwarding Default
        •    Call Hold
        •    Call Waiting
        •    Calling Number Identification Presentation
        •    Calling Number Identification Restriction
        •    Call in Progress Tone
        •    Call Restriction Service – MS/FWT Originated, MS/FWT Terminated
        •    Call Trace
        •    Call Transfer;
        •    Do Not Disturb
        •    Remote Function Control
        •    Subscribe PIN Access/Subscriber PIN Intercept
        •    Three-Way Calling
        •    Circuit switched asynchronous data and G3 Fax
        •    Packet Data Service
        •    2-Way Short Message Service – Mobile/FWT Originate and Mobile/FWT
            Terminate
        •    IN Service Triggers (PPC, FPH, MVPN)
        •    Mobile/FWT Subscriber Priority for Channel Allocation, to guarantee the
            preferred connection of the subscriber of higher priority
        •    Multiparty Conference Calls – 6 way
        •    Roaming Restriction – no Roaming Allowed, mobility restriction.
        •    Equal Access of the Toll Operators
        •    Preference Language


Telecom Fiji Limited                     Confidential                          Page 66 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


        •    Trunk Metering Billing
        •    Integrated Centrex Function - With integrated Centrex, group service like Mobile
            Virtual Private Network (MVPN) can be implemented without SCP.
        •    Tracing mobile/FWT malicious call functions.
        •    Wireless Pay Phone – as required in Section 2.4
        •    Virtual MSC - A physical MSC can be configured into several logic MSCs. Each
            logic MSC functions as a physical MSC independently
        •    Overlay PPC to Other SSP
        •    SSP for Overlay CDMA WIN Incoming
        •    Voice Precedence over Packet Call
        •    Voice mailbox service, including voice forwarding to voice mailbox, Voice
            Message Retrieval (VMR), Message Waiting Notification (MWN)
        •    Virtual Multiple Signaling Points Function
        •    Over The Air Function (OTASP) in compliance with the 3GPP2 protocol.
        •    Over The Air Parameter Administration (OTAPA).
        •    Subscriber location function
The MSC shall support at least BHCA of 320K and traffic of 16,000 erlang (80,000*0.2Er).
Reliability of NSS component should be fully considered, detailed description of loading
control mechanism, backup of main boards should be provided. PC server is not allowed to
be adopted in key components, like in HLR.



12.6.3            Interfaces of MSC (M)
The MSC should be able to provide E1, STM-1 interface.
Interfaces between MSC and HLR
    The MAP interface shall be in compliance with the TIA/EIA-41E protocol and be also
    compatible with TIA/EIA-41D and TIA/EIA-41C protocols.
Interfaces between MSC and PSTN
    2048 Kbps interface as a junction on SS7 signaling. For SS7 signaling, the MTP &
    ISUP shall conform to National SS7 standards. The system shall have the interworking
    compatibility with the exchange implementing national (CCITT Signaling No. 7) SS7
    standards
    STM -1 interface shall also be supported. Refer to Section 6.4 Signalling and
    Synchronisation in Technical Overview section for network signaling.
Interface between MSC and BSC
    Shall be on E1 links, upgradeable to STM-I links in future. The A interface signaling
    procedure shall be in compliance with the IOS-4.0/4.1 protocol and be compatible with
    IOS-2.0/2.1 and IS-634.



Telecom Fiji Limited                        Confidential                     Page 67 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



12.6.4              Capacity Requirements (M)
The MSC shall support: (vendor must state the max capacity it can support):
    •   BHCA of at least 320k ([80,000 sub * 0.2 Erl/sub * 3600 sec]/180 secs MHT)
    •   Switched traffic of at least 16,000 erlang (80,000 sub * 0.2 erl/sub)

12.6.5              Compatibility Requirements (M)
VENDOR shall provide a passed test list on A interface with other vendors’ BSS
equipment, referencing an attached document.


12.6.6              Billing Requirements (M)
The MSC shall be able to interface with Telecom Fiji Limited Integrated Customer
Management Systems (ICMS) supplied by IBM, this includes:
    1. Auto-Activation commands from the ICMS system to MSC via Mediation Device on
         feature (MSC) and service requirements by customers or TFL (refer Appendix
         16.14 for Auto-Activation Flow) for post-paid:
             •    New connection
             •    Add and/or change service requirements such VAS and features
             •    Disconnecting (permanent or temporary) and/or reconnection of service
             •    Call barring etc.
    2. Mediation Device that collects all CDR from all switches in the network, MSC CDR
         format to include information:
         •       A & B number, dates and times, call type, call duration, VAS service indicators,
                 CDR on B answer (option to have CDR generated on other conditions)
        •        Standard fixed format and length where it will be possible to build business
                 rules
    3. That the MSC can create CDR for International call termination, for call accounting
        purpose.
    4. The MSC should collect and close files in blocks of 4000 CDRs to be downloaded
        or pulled from the mediation devices for billing purposes.


12.7 HLR/AC (M)
Home Location Register (HLR) and Authentication Center (AC) shall be physically
integrated.


12.7.1              HLR Functions (M)
As the central database of CDMA system, HLR stores the corresponding data of all
mobile/FWT subscribers in the HLR control area. AC stores authentication algorithm, which
prevents unauthorized subscribers from accessing the system and ensures the security of
mobile/FWT subscriber communication via wireless interface.




Telecom Fiji Limited                        Confidential                         Page 68 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


Supporting Business Hall Interface
      HLR should support the interfaces to the business hall, the interface document should
      be provided with the bidder documents.
Virtual HLR Functions
      Virtual HLRs should be supported on a physical HLR to support flexible user data
      management. The HLR shall meet or exceed the following requirements:
            •           Stand-alone configuration on a fault tolerant platform.
The HLR shall support ANSI-41 D messaging
The HLR shall support Removable User Identity Module (R-UIM).

12.7.2                  HLR Features (M)
The HLR/AUC shall support all the features/services listed in Section 11.5. VENDOR shall
furnish a detailed list that lists ALL features available for the HLR/AuC, labeled as base or
optional features, along with a complete description and price if optional.
Integrated PPC shall be supported by the system. And the vendor should provide detailed
description of the capability of integrated PPC evolving to standard WIN networking.


12.7.3                  Capacity Requirements (M)
Vendor shall provide a detailed description of the HLR as well as a 2-year capacity of 15K
subscribers, capital forecast based upon the subscriber growth numbers in Section 11.1.
Vendor shall also state the following capabilities of the HLR
         BHCA of at least 320k
         Switched traffic of at least 16,000 erlang

12.7.4                  Reliability Requirements (M)
        •       HLR shall support mated pair configuration.
This configuration shall be indication as optional in the price schedule. The mated pair
configuration could be located as much as 300 miles apart from each other, connected via
national or regional SS7 network
        •       Real time data mirroring and reciprocal backup of each other half of the mated
                pair.


12.8 Packet Switch Core Network (M)
   The packet switch core network can provide to high-speed wireless access to
mobile/FWT Internet using Simple IP or Mobile/FWT IP method. It adapts to a large number
of varied peripheral equipment and features easy and flexible networking as well as an
open network management system.
   Basic components of the CDMA2000 1X packet switched core network:
        •       PDSN - Packet Data Service Node



Telecom Fiji Limited                            Confidential                      Page 69 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


        •    HA - Home agent
        •    AAA Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service Server (AAA - Authentication,
            Authority and Accounting)


     The PDSN design should be fully 3GPP2 standards compliant. TR45.4 and TR45.6
documents describe all interfaces between the PDSN and other 3G System entities.
VENDOR shall acknowledge that ALL PDSN interfaces are 3GPP2 compliant, or an
explanation for each interface that is not 3GPP2 compliant.


12.8.1            PDSN/FA (Packet Data Service Node/ Foreign Agent) (M)
PDSN bridges between the wireless network and the IP network.
1)    Creating, maintaining and terminating the link layer session to the mobile/FWT agent;
2)     Allocating IP addresses for the Simple IP services;
3)     Providing FA function to the mobile/FWT IP services.
4)     Providing performance information i.e. attempted connections, connected and failed
       attempts, data throughput per session, etc.
     Simple IP mainly supports the initial dial-in access to the mobile/FWT nodes. After
terminating the data link layer of the mobile/FWT nodes, it imports the information directly
to the corresponding protocol layer of the data network.
     For mobile/FWT IP service, PDSN supports standard Mobile/FWT IP foreign agent as
well as reverse tunneling, network access identification and HA address allocation.
Capacity Requirements
     Vendor shall provide a detailed description of the PDSN as well as a 2-year capacity
and capital forecast based upon the subscriber growth numbers in Chapter 11.1. Vendor
shall also state the following capabilities of the PDSN
        •    Throughput that can be supported by a PDSN
        •    Number of PPP sessions, supported by each PDSN.
Interfaces of PDSN
     R-P interface between BSC/PCF & PDSN defined as A10/A11 shall be as per IOS
ver.4.1 or later. Ethernet will be preferred. Ethernet with WAN interface shall also be
supported. The interface may be external or internal to PDSN. In case where only Ethernet
interface is provided on the PDSN with BSC/PCF and PDSN not co-located, provision shall
have to be made by the Vendor to transport IP over WAN interface such as E1/STM1 by
using a suitable router
Billing of Data Customers
Vendor should explain how the system records and creates CDR based on per session in
both duration and volume with date & time, IP address of originating and terminating
equipment and data packet type.




Telecom Fiji Limited                     Confidential                       Page 70 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



12.8.2            Home Agent (HA) (M)
   1)    Major functions of the HA: Receiving registration requests from roaming user;
   2)    Creating mobile/FWT binding records;
   3)    Establishing IP tunneling, so as to terminate the tunnel IP services imported from
PDSN: HA unpacks the data package and sends it to the ISP through the reverse tunnel;
meanwhile, it accepts data from ISP, packs it up and imports it to PDSN via forward
channel.


12.8.3            AAA Server (M)
AAA server shall be a high performance server, which provides authentication, accounting
and other value-added services.



12.8.4            Packet Switch Core Network System Features (M)
VENDOR must acknowledge the below feature list, referencing an attached document, by
replying with one of three responses that are defined above: Fully Compliant, Partially
Compliant (with explanation), Not Compliant (with explanation).
        •    Optimized PDSN selection
        •    Detecting and isolating of PDSN fault
        •    Minimized PDSN switching requirements
        •    Support of PDSN redundancy
        •    Optimized HA selection
        •    Detecting of HA fault and recovering with hot backup
        •    Over-estimation of user quantity by HA
        •    Support of redundant HA
        •    Dynamic allocation of HA by HACN
        •    Fast re-register within PDSN



12.9 OMC (M)
  1.     OMC system shall provide centralized and unified network management of all
         network elements and provides the standard CORBA interface to its upper-level
         Network Manager (NM).
  2.    OMC system should be based on modular design to provide smooth expansion.
         The access of Network Element (NE) can be realized by directly adding topology
         and configuration data. When the network grows to a certain scale, the smooth
         expansion of the system can be implemented by adding servers to share the load.
  3.     The bidder should provide an unified OMC management for CDMA2000 1X BSS
         and 1xEV-DO BSS



Telecom Fiji Limited                     Confidential                        Page 71 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




12.9.1            Functions (M)
Centralized management:
        •    Centralized configuration management function shall control the configuration
            information of the entire network in the centralized mode
        •    Centralized fault management function shall display the operation status of the
            entire network
        •    Centralized performance management function shall provide the operational
            performance data of the network equipment


Topology management,
        •    The system should support the functions of vector map zooming and accurate
            NE locating, providing theme maps to display the alarm and performance
            information of the equipment
   Signaling tracing function:
        •    Centralized user interface tracing should provide functions such as subscriber
            tracing, interface tracing and signaling tracing.


Performance management:
OMC should provide self-defined performance data template to allow TFL to customize the
report design. Predefined performance and configuration report templates should be
provided.
Quality improvement statistics should be collected, analysed and reported such as fault
rates, accumulated downtime of each component in network element such as BTS, BSC,
MSC and thus network availability.


Security management
   The system shall provide subscriber authentication feature and security.


Remote maintenance management


12.9.2            Interface (M)
        •    The system shall support the dial-up access via MODEM to perform remote
            maintenance and monitor the remote maintenance on real-time basis.
        •    Multiple physical transmission methods E1, X.25, DDN
        •    The system shall provide standard CORBA interface to the upper level network
            management system, and secondary development interfaces for third-party
            software.




Telecom Fiji Limited                      Confidential                        Page 72 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



12.10              Short Message Service System (SMS)
12.10.1            General (M)
     i)        SMS allows the exchange of short messages between a mobile/FWT station
               and the wireless system, and between the wireless system and an external
               device capable of transmitting and optionally receiving short messages.
     ii)       The SMS system shall interact with any entity (mobile/FWT or non-
               mobile/FWT) capable of generating short messages. These entities may
               belong to paging terminals, voice mail terminals, fax mail terminals, e-mail (e.g.
               X.400), the Internet, etc.
     ii)       The interfaces, protocols and technical realization of SMS offered shall comply
               with TIA/EIA IS-41 and TIA/EIA IS-637A Standards.
     iii)      SMS and MMS should be able to send and receive with other Service
               Providers locally and internationally SMSC and SMSGW
     iv)       Bidder shall provide in detail all calculations and suppositions explaining how
               the SMS platform is dimensioned. The bidder shall provide details regarding
               expandable limits of the platform along with cost factor.
     v)        The SMS shall provide, but not be limited to, the following main functions:
               •   Receiving a short message from an MS/FWT
               •   Providing the receiving, sending and handling of short messages.
               •   Providing the broadcasting of short messages.
               •   Submitting a short message to an MS/FWT, retaining the message
                   until either the report has been received or the valid period expires.
               •   Returning a report to the CDMA Cellular System for a previously
                   received short message.
               •   Support Internet Service of Web sending SMS
               •   Providing LAN interfaces.
               •   Providing subscriber service profile management capabilities.
               •   Overdue Payment Notice



12.10.2            Requirements (M)
The bidder shall describe in details how his proposed SMS meets the following
requirements:


     Call Record:
    1. Charging information shall be provided for all applications on the SMS. SMS
            has the ability to generate CDR files that may be downloaded by billing


Telecom Fiji Limited                        Confidential                         Page 73 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


        administration system. Different types of CDRs for each service application
        shall be created for deposit, retrieval and notification.
    2. CDRs for Short Message Services shall provide for example, information
        about the length of the SMS, the initial protocol over which it was submitted,
        as well as the date and time it was sent, A & B number, type (data or text)
        and volume. It should be presented in a standard way, length and format.
    3. Charging information shall be provided by the Toll Ticketing function in the MSC.
        The CDR files shall not only provide additional information for charging, but can
        also be used for collection of statistics on how different services are being utilized.
    4. The disk unit used for storing the detailed call record shall be duplicated, and have
        sufficient capacity storage. There shall also be at least two DAT, MO (Magneto-
        Optic) or CD-R/W in each SMS for backup purpose.
    5. The bidder shall describe in details the interfaces, protocols to billing system. The
        bidder shall also describe the procedure and method for charging the pre-paid
        subscriber and post-paid subscriber accounts.
    6. The SMS offered shall provide the most advanced hardware equipment such as hot
        standby redundancy configuration. The BIDDER shall describe in details hardware
        & software components, configuration, redundancy method, capacity, interfaces,
        protocols, functions, features, OAM functions and engineering rules. The BIDDER
        shall describe in details how his proposed SMS meets the traffic requirement.
    7. The bidder shall describe in details how his proposed operation, administration, and
        maintenance functions of SMS meet the OMC functions.
    8. The software shall be modularized with each module having specific functions and
        precisely defined interface with other programs and modules.
    9. The bidder shall describe the SMS’s interfaces.
    10. The bidder shall provide the following details regarding SMS
         a) Dimensioning Calculations
         b) Maximum capacity of the offered system in terms of subscribers and message
             processing ability etc.
         c) Initial    minimum   equipped   capacity    (including   any   assumptions/loading
             conditions).
         d) The equipment should work in multi-vendor environment.




Telecom Fiji Limited                     Confidential                           Page 74 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



13.0             Terminal Technical Requirements
13.1 General (M)
   Terminal is a wireless terminal used by subscribers to access network services over a
radio interface. It is used to terminate the radio path at the subscriber. The functions of the
terminal are to convert user’s message from its original form into appropriate digital signal
and translate his signal into a form suitable for radio transmission, to establish access to
the network through BTS. The terminal may be FWT(Fixed Wireless Terminal) or handheld
(mobile) terminal. In case of FWTs, the mobile/FWT terminal includes provision of power
supply arrangements, user interface, antenna, feeder cable etc. Support for external roof
top antenna shall be described.


13.2 Specification (M)
   The terminal shall comply with 3GPP2 standard C.S0011-A (Recommended Minimum
Performance Standards for CDMA 2000 Spread Spectrum Mobile Stations).


13.2.1            Transmitter (M)
    a. Nominal Transmit Power                           As per TIA/EIA/IS - 2000
    b. Tx Power Limits                                  As per TIA/EIA/IS - 2000
    c. Transmitter Frequency Accuracy                   As per TIA/EIA/IS - 2000
    d. Channel Allocation in full band of Operation
   Mobile/FWT terminal shall be able to work on any channel over the full Operation
frequency band and with auto tuning feature. It shall also be possible to pre assign at least
4 RF carriers
    e. Spurious emission at Antenna port         As per TIA/EIA/IS – 2000
    f.   Protection        Transmitter shall be protected against infinite VSWR


13.2.2            Receiver (M)
    a. Receiver Threshold & Dynamic operating Range at Antenna port for FER of 1*10^-
         2
     As per TIA/EIA/IS - 2000
    b. Modulated adjacent and Alternate channel De-sensitization or Single Tone
         desensitization                                As per TIA/EIA/IS - 2000
    c. Inter modulation spurious response               As per TIA/EIA/IS - 2000
    d. Conducted spurious Emission                      As per TIA/EIA/IS - 2000
    e. Receiver interference performance                As per TIA/EIA/IS - 2000
    f.   Receiver Blocking                              As per TIA/EIA/IS – 2000




Telecom Fiji Limited                     Confidential                          Page 75 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



13.3 CDMA Terminal Requirements (M)
   The system shall support both Fixed Wireless Terminal as well as handheld terminal.


13.3.1            FWT – Terminal Type (M)
Function
         •     FWT shall support the global setting of user line parameters such as dialing
               tone, busy tone, ring back tone, etc.
         •     FWT shall support subscriber pickup/hookup detection and alarm control.
         •     FWT shall support two modes in setting the call line identification function:
               DTMF and FSK mode.
         •     FWT shall support one-minute prompt function.
         •     The Keypad of external phone set can be used to adjust volume.
         •     FWT shall support Echo cancellation and noise cancellation.
         •     FWT shall support visible field intensity indication and power supply indication
         •     FWT shall support standby battery
         •     FWT shall support DTMF secondary dialing
         •     FWT shall support software update
         •     FWT shall be in accordance with CDMA2000 1X release 0
         •     FWT shall be able to send and receive SMS?
Features
         1. Working frequency: forward: 824 – 849 MHz, reverse 869 – 894 MHz and 1900
             MHz band
         2. Maximum transmit power: 250mW
         3. Receiving sensitivity: -106 dBm
         4. FWT shall support 8k EVRC, 8k/13k QCELP voice coding/decoding technology
         5. FWT shall support G3 FAX, asynchronous data services and etc
         6. FWT shall support 12kc/16kc, reverse polarity signal
         7. FWT shall provide packet data service with speed up to 153.6kbps/38.4kbps
             (F/R).
         8. FWT shall provide interface to support the parallel connection of maximum 5
             POTS phone sets (They are assigned with the same No., and ring
             synchronously when there is an incoming call). Each interface can act as the
             charging interface (reverse polarity charging).
         9. Maximum length of user line when one phone connected to POTS: 1 km.
         10. FWT shall support interface to access the Internet and normal maintenance
             function.
         11. FWT shall support both the indoor and outdoor antenna systems, which share
             one interface. The adoption of outdoor antenna system in remote area can
             enable the wide coverage.


Telecom Fiji Limited                      Confidential                         Page 76 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


         12. FWT shall support convenient maintenance interface. Its parameters shall be
             set flexibly.
         13. Standby battery: 2 hours of conversation or 18 hours of standby time (the
             conversation and standby time may change because of field intensity).
         14. Primary power supply: AC input (90V~264V, 47~63Hz), DC output (12V DC,
             2A)


13.3.2             FWT - Phone Type (M)
Function
        1. Basic services: voice, emergency call.
        2. Supplementary services: calling number identification, call forwarding, call
            transfer, call barring, call waiting, call hold and three-way calling
        3. Support 8k EVRC, 8k/13k QCELP voice coding/decoding technology.
        4. Security function: ESN, toll lock, and security password.
        5. Support ROM-SIM and R-UIM cards
        6. Dialing function: IP card dialing, automatically dialing IP number for toll call.
        7. Individualized volume setting (including phone receiver volume, hands-free
            volume, ringing volume).
        8. Provide spare battery.
        9. LCD display (RSSI, Battery status, etc.).
        10. Calls log function: 20 recent incoming calls, 10 dialed calls
        11. FWT shall support the global setting of user line parameters such as dialing
            tone, busy tone, ring back tone, etc.
        12. FWT shall support DTMF secondary dialing
        13. FWT shall be in accordance with CDMA2000 1X release 0
        14. It should send and receive SMS and MMS
Features
        1. Working frequency: forward: 824 – 849 MHz, reverse: 869 – 894 MHz and 1900
            MHz.
        2. Maximum transmit power: 200mW
        3. Receiving sensitivity: -106 dBm
        4. FWT shall support convenient maintenance interface. Its parameters shall be
            set flexibly.
        5. Standby battery: 2 hours of conversation or 24 hours of standby time (the
            conversation and standby time may change because of field intensity).
        6. Primary power supply: AC input (220V±20%, 50/60 Hz), DC output (12V DC,
            0.8A)


13.3.3             Handset (M)
        1. CDMA 2000 1x terminal supporting voice, voice band data up to 14.4 kbps in



Telecom Fiji Limited                      Confidential                              Page 77 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


             circuit mode and 144 kbps packet mode data
        2. CDMA 2000 1x terminal supporting voice only
        3. Bidder shall describe provisioning and specifications of auxiliaries like battery,
             battery charger, car battery charger, hands free and external antenna etc
        4. Bidder shall describe features like SMS, address book etc in detail


13.4 IP Protocol for using the Packet Data Service (M)
CDMA 2000 1X based Remote Station shall support Simple IP Protocol for using the
Packet Data Service option 33 as specified in TIA/EIA/IS -707-A-1.12 as per following
protocols:
         1. The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP).( RFC 1661)
         2. PAP Authentication Protocols (RFC 1334)
         3. PPP Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP, RFC 1994)
         4. The PPP Internet Control Protocol (IPCP, RFC 1332)
         5. Van Jacobson TCP/IP header compression (RFC 1144)
         6. PPP Compression Control Protocol (RFC 1962) - optional
         7. Compression algorithms (optional) such as
         8. Stac- LZS (RFC 1974)
         9. Microsoft Point-to-Point Protocol (RFC 2118)
         10. Deflate (RFC 2394)




Telecom Fiji Limited                     Confidential                         Page 78 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




14.0             Commercial Specifications
14.1 Project Management
The Contractor will provide details of project plan for this project in the form of a
Project Management Plan that would include Project Management methodologies
used.


14.1.1            Project Manager (M)
The Contractor must assign a Project Manager to provide a single point of
contact during the project. The Project Manager will be responsible for successful
implementation and commissioning of the network and will be expected to make
periodic progress reports beginning from the effective day of the Contract. These
progress reports will be provided in written form via email attachments. Reports
must be provided at least once every month.


14.1.2            Project Schedule (M)
The Contractor must provide a detailed schedule showing all aspects of the
proposed project (equipment and services) and their expected beginning and
ending dates. It is acceptable to provide this in the form of days after receipt of
order; however, the Contractor should bear in mind that TFL expects to be able to
begin operation of the CDMA 2000 1X WLL Network by August 2006.
The schedule for the work is:




Task Date due

Dates and durations for the following shall be provided as a minimum:
           Dates for all reviews and other meetings, training dates in country
           and overseas, pre-shipment inspection.
           On site delivery date for the all equipment
           On-site cell engineering and installation.
           On-site acceptance test date, commissioning, handover
           Load testing start and end dates.


Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                    Page 79 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



Items that are TFL’s responsibility should be included in the schedule, and the
dependence of subsequent events made explicit. The Contractor is forewarned
that penalty clauses will be included in the Contract for late delivery of all
equipment related to this project.


14.1.3           Design Review Meeting (P)
To finalize the BoQ and the issues relating to the implementation of the project,
TFL will hold discussion with representative of the Contractor. This meet will be
held in Suva. Bidders shall propose a suitable date.


14.2 Technical Support (M)
The bidder must provide system analyses of the CDMA 2000 1X WLL Network to
estimate system capacity, traffic capabilities, resource requirements, and the
specific configurations required to support the network traffic. The bidder must
make similar support available for future modifications or expansion of the
network.


14.3 Installation (M)
This section specifies the requirements for the installation of the CDMA 2000 1X
WLL Network. While the Contractor is responsible for this in its entirety, the intent
is to achieve this without a large cost element by utilizing the maximum number of
expertise provided locally. The Contractor will be provided such expertise as
available within TFL free of cost and includes engineers, technicians, labour, etc.

The Contractor is responsible for the entire installation of Phase 1 and Phase 2
for full turnkey option, of the proposed network including its integration with the
PSTN, Internet Service Provider and Core Network. The Contractor shall provide
all documentations such as Installation Manuals, Operation and Maintenance
manuals and design handbooks for all equipments.

Telecom Fiji Limited will be fully responsible for the installation and
commissioning of Phase 2 for semi turnkey option. Future network expansion will
be undertaken by TFL with support of the vendor as required. However
depending on the agreed proposal of full or semi turnkey implementation.


14.4 Test and Commissioning (M)
The bidder is required to propose a system acceptance test plan. This test plan
would provide comprehensive details of all areas of the technical specification
that will be tested. This test plan would include tests for individual equipment as
well as complete network test including detailed test procedures.

The bidder will also provide mechanisms for recording the results of these tests
that would eventually form the basis of acceptance of the system. Sufficiency of
the acceptance testing is critical to the issuance of the Certificate of Acceptance.

All acceptance tests on and off site will be conducted in the presence of TFL’s
representatives. Successful completion of this test will constitute the achievement


Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                    Page 80 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



of the “Commissioning” milestone for the project. Copies of the acceptance test
results will be signed by both TFL and the Contractor. Initial acceptance shall be
given only when there is no service affecting issues for each Network Element.
Other issues will be logged to be re-checked during final acceptance.

Final acceptance will be one month after the commercial launch for the network
as a whole and outstanding issues with respect to the elements are resolved and
test is only passed on the closure of all issues.


14.5 Product History (M)
The bidder is required to submit a brief history of the product, including
references to sites that the system has been used in. The references shall
contain the user’s name, address and all necessary contact details, for
verification on the product by TFL. The bidder shall also include information on
the period of association and the network size of each of the reference sites. The
bidder shall also be able to secure visits to these sites for verification, if required.


14.6 Documentation and Training


14.6.1            Documentation (M)
The Bidder must provide comprehensive documentation for the proposed system.
The minimum set of documentation should include the documents listed below.
The Bidder should provide a detailed listing of all documentation and show that
the list below is satisfied. All technical descriptions, operations, and installation
manuals should be provided in the English language.
             Site Preparation Manuals
             System Acceptance Test Procedures
             Technical Specifications
             Commissioning forms with specifications
             Load Testing Procedures and Specifications
             Installation, Operation, and Maintenance Manuals
             System Description and Operational and Maintenance Manuals for
             any third-party hardware or software incorporated into the system


14.6.2            Training (M)
The Contractor must provide training. The subjects listed below must be included
in the training curriculum. The Contractor must list the proposed courses and a
description of the material covered. The Contractor should indicate the
experience of the instructors and the approximate number of customer personnel
previously trained using these courses.
              System Configuration and Functions
              Network cell design, engineering and link budget.
              MSC/HLR, BSC, BTS, PDSN and Services
              Operations and Management Center
              Equipment Maintenance Course(s).

Following numbers of TFL Engineers that will be trained is:


Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                      Page 81 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



             10 Engineers/Technician.
All costs associated with the training will be included in the proposal including the
cost of travel, room, board and per diem for training if any training has to take
place overseas.


14.7 Warranty Support and Spares (M)
The Contractor will fully warrant all the equipment and software for a period of
two (2) years from the date of final acceptance. Contractor shall provide TFL’s
operation and maintenance personnel with technical support on a 24/7 basis in
the event of a problem that requires immediate attention and advise where this
support will be provided from.

3-month spares parts with immediate re-order or repair and return are required
for the Network Equipment and NMS equipment. Based on the MTBF and other
QA parameters, the bidder will provide the quantity requirements for spares in the
BoQ in section 14.13, with pricing for each item, on the following basis:
            The long term Support Agreement should be negotiated before this
            warranty period expires.
            Maintain a record for all warranty repairs for a period of 2 years,
            Based on the record of the 2 years, extend to 3-years and prepare a
            list of spares,
            Any shortfall in the spares provided will be met by providing the
            remaining free of cost,
            Any excess inventory of spares shall be returned to the Bidder for a
            refund based on the bid price.
            Spares are to be available for 3 years after the last production date
            of the equipment by the vendor and a minimum of 10 years from the
            final acceptance test.

Key terms of this warranty shall be provided in the proposal.


14.8 Acceptance (M)
Acceptance of the complete phase 1 of the CDMA 2000 1X WLL Network would
be granted through the issue of the Certificate of Acceptance once:

               The acceptance testing has been successfully completed, and
               Load testing has been successfully completed. And
               Commissioning as been completed.

Granting of the Certificate of Acceptance constitutes the milestone for initial
acceptance. Final acceptance will take place 3 months after issuing of initial
acceptance.


14.9 Delivery (P)
TFL shall receive the equipment no later than 120 days after the signing of the
Contract with the successful bidder. Any deviation from this shall be stated clearly
by the bidder.




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                    Page 82 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



14.10 Test Equipment and Specialized Tools (P)
The bidder shall specify all test equipments and accessories including the
quantity required during the installation, commissioning, operation and
maintenance of the system. This should be listed against tests to be conducted.
The bidder shall also quote the price of all test equipments and accessories as
per Appendix 16.9, for Telecom Fiji’s information, for comparison with our current
stock and place an order if it is necessary to do so.

All test equipments should operate on 240V AC, 50Hz commercial supply. All test
equipments shall have the capability of providing hard copies of test results. Any
specialised connectors, tools, and accessories should also be supplied to enable
correct measurement and mating at test points.


14.11 Pricing (M)
Fully itemized pricing shall be provided for all equipment and services, including
shipping and handling up to the port/airport in Fiji. all features, capabilities etc.
included in the hardware, software or service component proposed are assumed
to be included in the prices. The table below provides a template for the Bidder to
submit pricing in their Commercial Proposal. A detailed template of the BoQ is
provided in Section 14.13. All prices in CIF Incoterms 2000 Suva in US$.




14.12 Payment Terms (M)


14.12.1          Currency of Payments
All payments shall be made in US Dollars.


14.12.2           Mode of Payments
Mode of Payment will be through a Letter of Credit (LC). Confirmed locally by an
international bank of TFL’s choice operating in Suva. International Confirmation
charges and all bank and incidental charges outside Fiji will be to the account of
the supplier.


14.12.3. Payments Schedules
TFL’s proposed payment schedule is as follows. The payment schedule will be
finalized on terms similar to the indicative terms below:

Equipment

      25%        of the contract price of the equipment and/or services upon delivery
                 to be paid within 30 days of the confirmed receipt of the equipment
                 and receipt of proper invoice.



Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                    Page 83 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



      25%        due after the Initial Acceptance.
      40%        due after the Final Acceptance.
      10%        6 months subsequent to final acceptance

All invoices will be sequentially numbered and will include a history of previous
invoices and accumulated payments.


14.13 Price Format (M)
Bidders shall show all pricing of their proposed solution in the templates of the
BoQs as given below. This should form part of the Commercial Proposal. Bidders
should provide detail pricing from the Rack, Card and Complete Network Element
level.




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                 Page 84 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



A: Equipment Costing




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential   Page 85 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



B: Support Services, Test Equipment and Spares




14.14 Commitment
TFL shall in no way be committed to purchase the solution provided by the bidder for
the scenario. As per technical sections from 8.0 to 13.4 TFL intents to use the
configurations and quantities requested to determine the final configuration and size
of the network and place the order accordingly.




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                 Page 86 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




15.0             Glossary
 2W               -    2 Wire
 3GPP2            -    Third Generation Partnership Project 2
 AAA              -    Authentication, authorisation and Accounting
 AC               -    Alternating Current
 ANSI             -    American National Standardisation Institute
 AUC              -    Authentication Centre
 BER              -    Bit error Rate
 BHCA             -    Busy Hour Calling Attempt
 BSC              -    Base station controller
 BTS              -    Base Transceivers
 CCB              -    Coin Collecting Box
 CCS7             -    Common Channel Signalling No.7
 CDG              -    CDMA Development Group
 CDMA             -    Code Division Multiple Access
 CFB              -    Call Forwarding when Busy
 CFNA             -    Call Forwarding when No answer or not Available
 CFU              -    Call Forwarding unconditional
 CHAP             -    PPP Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
 CLIP             -    Calling Line Identifications Presentation
 CNIR             -    Calling Number identification Restriction
 CT               -    Call Transfer
 CUG              -    Closed User Group
 CW               -    Call Waiting
 D.O.T            -    Department of Telecommunications
 Db               -    Decibel
 DC               -    Direct current
 DO               -    Data only (Optimized)
 DS               -    Differentiated Services
 DTMF             -    Dual Tone Multi Frequency
 DV               -    Data & Voice
 E1               -    Digital Data Circuit Operating at 2.048 Mbps.
 E3               -    Digital Data Circuit Operating at 34.368 Mbps
 EIR              -    Equipment Identity Register
 EMC              -    Electro- Magnetic Compatibility
 Er/FA            -    Erlangs per frequency Allotted
 ESN              -    Electronic Serial Number
 Ev               -    evolution
 EVRC             -    Enhanced Variable Rate Codec
 FA               -    Foreign Agent
 FAX              -    facsimile
 FDD              -    Frequency Division Duplexing
 FER              -    Frame Error Rate
 FWT              -    Fixed Wireless Terminals
 GOS              -    Grade of Service
 GLONASS               GLObal NAvigation Satellite System
 GPS              -    Global Positioning System
 GR               -    Generic Requirements
 GRE              -    Generic Routing Encapsulation
 GSM              -    Group Special Mobile
 HA               -    Home Agent
 HDLC             -    High Level Data Link Control Protocol


Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                     Page 87 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



 HLR              -    Home Location Register
 IETF             -    Internet Engineering Task Force
 IKE              -    Internet Key Exchange
 IP               -    Internet Protocol
 IPCP             -    IP Control Protocol
 IPSEC            -    IP Security
 IPv4             -    IP Version 4
 IPv6             -    IP Version 6
 IS               -    Interim Standard
 ISDNM            -    Integrated Services Digital Network
 ISO              -    International Standardization Organization
 ISUP             -    ISDN User Part
 ITU-T            -    International Telecommunication Union (Telecom Sector)
 IWF              -    Inter working function
 IWU              -    Inter Working Unit
 LAC              -    Link Access Control
 MAC              -    Media Application Control
 MAP              -    Mobile Application part
 Mbps             -    Mega bits per second
 MDN              -    Mobile Directory Number
 MHz              -    Mega Hertz
 mm               -    millimeter
 MS               -    Mobile Station
 MSC              -    Mobile Switching Centre
 MSID             -    Remote Station identification
 MT               -    Mobile Terminal
 MTBF             -    Mean Time Between Failure
 MTP              -    Message Transfer part
 MTTR             -    Mean Time to Repair
 NAI              -    User Name
 NMS              -    Network Management System
 OMC              -    Operation and Maintenance centre
 OS               -    Operating System
 OTAPA            -    Over The Air Parameter Administration
 OTASP            -    Over The Air Service Provisioning
 PACA             -    Priority Access and Channel Assignment
 PAP              -    PPP Authentication Protocol
 PCB              -    Printed Circuit Board
 PCF              -    Packet Control Function
 PCMCIA           -    Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
 PHB              -    Per Hop Behaviour
 Pixel            -    Picture element
 PP               -    Pre-paid
 PPP              -    Point-to-Point Protocol
 PDSN             -    Packet Data Serving Node
 PSTN             -    Public Switched Telephone Network
 Q.O.S.           -    Quality of Service
 QA               -    Quality Assurance
 QM               -    Quality Manual
 R2MF             -    ITU -T Specified Signalling system R2 Multi-Frequency
 RADIUS           -    Remote Authentication Dial -In User Service
 RAN              -    Radio Access Network
 RF               -    Radio Frequency



Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                      Page 88 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



 RFC              -    Request For Comments
 RN               -    Radio Network
 R-P
                  -    RAN to PSDN Interface
 Interface
 R-UIM                 Removable - User Identity Module
 SMS              -    Short Message Service
 SMSC                  Short Message Service Center (Server)
 SMSGW                 Short Message Service Gateway
 SMV              -    Selective Multirate Vocoders
 SSD                   Shared Secret Data, a 128 bit number stored in mobile/WLL unit
 STM-1            -    Synchronous Transport Mulotiplexer at speed 155.520 Mbps
 TCP/IP           -    Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
 TEC              -    Telecommunications Engineering Centre
 TIA/EIA          -    Telecomm Industry Association/Electronic Industry Association
 TMN              -    Telecom Management Network
 Tx               -    transmitter
 UCT              -    Universal Co-ordinate Time
 UDR              -    Usage Data Records
 UIM              -    User Identity Mobile
 USB              -    Universal Service Bus
 VLR              -    Visitor Location Register
 VMS              -    Voice Mail service
 VPN              -    Virtual Private Networking
 VSWR             -    Voltage Standing Wave Ratio
 WAP              -    Wireless Access Protocol
 WIN              -    Wireless Intelling Network
 WLL              -    Wireless Local Loop
                  -




Telecom Fiji Limited                     Confidential                       Page 89 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




16.0 Appendix
16.1 Appendix 16.1 Compliance Table




Note 1: This column will include the section number and paragraph number of each
        of the sub-sections and paragraphs in the RFP.

Note 2: This column will identify all the compliance-related issues in the subsection/
        paragraph supporting the identity in column 1.

Note 3: This column will state the compliance to the item as explained in the
        proposal. There are only 4 keywords allowed for use in this column, namely:


           (FC) = Full Compliance - means that the requirement by TFL is met fully
           without deviation.

           (PC) = Partial Compliance - means that the requirement by TFL is only
           partially met. The bidder shall state clearly all deviations from that specified
           by TFL.

           (NC) = No Compliance – means the bidder does not fulfill the TFL
           requirement in anyway.

           (AO) = Alternative Option - Bidders are invited to present alternatives that
           may fulfill the TFL requirement, identified in the response with an (AO).

Note 4: This column refers to the section, sub-section and paragraph(s) of the
        proposal where the compliance to the item is explained

Note 5: In case of an item marked as “Partially Compliant” or “alternative option” in
        column 3, the explanation as to why the item is “Partially Compliant” will be
        provided here.




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                      Page 90 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




16.2 Appendix 16.2 Transmission Network Diagram




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential   Page 91 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential   Page 92 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



16.3 Appendix 16.3 Public Switched Telephone Network
                                                          EXISTING NATIONAL SWITCHING NETWORK

                                             1 85
              F IN T E L                     1 23     L T K 1 06                               N MK D N R KLV T V A N D I BA                   RKI SKA              N B I K V I N N K C V U L O M B IL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MW L
                                             118
                                                       JT - 2 1 7 0                            51 0      60     60     1 20 389 390 1 20 27 0
                                             360                                               60        60     60      60   60 60   60  60                        60                                               DRL
                                                             1 23
                                              60
    VODAFONE                                                                                   R BU C D M D MH KMD BLA V KL KT G T G Q V T S                                                                        VDA
                                                    240

                                              91
                                             1 20     N A K 1 06            1 23               NSU KR V LV A NSR LAB SSV SQ A W Y V                                 R BI T U K            N BW W Y K
   P R E P A ID                                         JT - 7 30                              7 36      60     60     459 57 0       60       60        60          3         3           60
                                                                                                60       50     60     60   60        60       60        60         60         60         60  60   60

                                                                                                BLV W NK SSA O NV MT E KR O V SA R DV W LV DLV W LA MLU KV U
                                                              61 5
 V O IC E B A N K
                                             248
                                                                             10
                                             7 80                                              SMB T MV NV A DBA LMI                    LMV NY V            C DMA V DW FLH W DI
                                                      S U V 1 07
                                                                            392
                                              30
                                                       JT - 2 5 88                            1 1 7 2 394 1 50 1 20 4 82                2          2             399          60
  IN T E R N E T
                                             420                                                60    60   60   60   90                 60        60             1 20

                                                          278 1 24                             G LA V R N C T L W BY BV H V R A C P T                            SRT EL
                                                                                                                                                                              D C S 2 0 S IC
                                              91                                                                                   C irc u it In f o rm atio n          NBI    NACOBI                   L eg en d
                                                                                                   L L M O P S -S U V                           T                       KVI    KARAVI
                                             21 5                                                                                    Total JT – 5,488                                                        RSS
                                                                                                                                                                        NNK    NANUKUI
                                                                              1 53
                                              90                                                    22          60                   Total RT – 7,492                   CVU    CUVU
                                                                                                                                                                                                           CAB RSS
     VT SAT                                                  TRX                                    30          60                                                      BIL    BILALEVU
                                             360                                                                                     Total Local RT – 3,137                                                 MINI RSS
                                                                                                                                                                        LOM    LOMAWAI

                                             118          37 0                                     LKB        O P S -L T K           Total Trunk RT – 4,415             DRL    DRASA LOLOLO
                                                                                                                                                                                                           REDCOM
                                                                                                                                                                        MWL    MATAWALU
                                                                                                                                     M/Trunk Circuits – 6,814                                               BA WLL
                                                                                                                                                                        VDA    VUDA

                                              30             RTM                                                                    Total Trunk ccts – 11,169           FLH    FATHER LAW HOME              MINOR
                                                                                                                                                                        WDI    WAINADOI                     MANUAL
                                                                                                                                      International ccts – 621
                                                                                                                                                                        WNK    WAINIYAKO                    DCS 20
    Source: Network Strategy & Planning   Update: 10/12/04       Prepared By J.Seru Tel: 3210134 Email: josateki.seru@tfl.com.fj                                        VTS     VATUSUI                     DCS 30


Telecom Fiji Limited                                   Confidential                                                  Page 93 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



                                                                                      PROPOSED NATIONAL SWITCHING NETWORK


                                               LTK                                                              21 79                                  SUV
                                                LTK                                                                                                     SUV
                                        E N A B L E R 1 .0                                               4 87            596
                                                                                                                                                  LL O C A LL 7 .0
    D C S 20
               NMK 1 1 1 0                  A 23 0
                                        E N J T B- L E 5R 1 .0                                                                                       O C A 7 .0
                                             JT - 2 350                                                                                             JT - 34 60
                                                                                                              SUV                                   JT - 34 60
      NBI      NDI 7 2 0
                                                                   RSS
                                                                                                              SUV      V R O A M -3 9 6
                                                                                                         TR ANSG ATE 3
                                                            7 6 0 NKI                                    TR ANSG ATE 3
                                       LAB 6 9 0
               DNR 1 8 1                                                                                                                                 5 4 4 TMV     WDI
                                                            9 7 6 NSU
                                       SSA 6 0
               DMH 6 0                                                                                                                                   5 4 2 LMI
                                                                                                                 1 2 0 LLM    RED C OM
                                                            1 5 0 RDV
                                       MLU 6 0                                                                                                                         FLH
    D C S 30   CDM 6 0                                                                                                                                   1 8 0 WBY
                                                             90    DLV                                           90     LKB
      LOM                              WLV 6 0
               KMD 6 0                                                                                                                                    6 0 VRN    C ABRSS
                                                             9 0 WLA                                                    OPS
                             MINIRSS   WNK 5 0                                                                   60
      CVU      SKA 3 3 0                                                                                                SUV                               90   CTL
                                                            4 8 9 NSR
                                       SQA 6 0                                                                          OPS
               KLV    90                                                                                         60                                      1 5 0 NVA
      BIL                                                                                                               LTK
                                                             6 0 KSU
                                       SSV 1 8 0
               KTG 6 0                                                                                                                                   1 5 0 DBA
                                                                                                                                   331
                                                             60    BLV                            84 8           FINTEL
                                                                                                                 FINTEL
                                       ONV 6 0                                                                                            668
               TGQ 6 0                                                                                                                                    60   GLA
                                                             60    KRV
                             WNK       WYV 1 2 0
               TVA 1 2 0                                                                          244           VODAFONE
                                                                                                                VODAFONE           51 3
                                                                                                                                                         5 7 9 CDMA
                                                                                                                                                               CDMA
                                                            1 2 0 LVA
                                       MTE 6 0
               RBU 6 0
                                                                                                                                   360
                                                             6 0 KRO                             1 260          TRANSTEL
                                                                                                                TRANSTEL                                 1 2 0 SRTEL
                                                                                                                                                               SRTEL
                                       NBW   60
               VKL    60                                                                                                                  1 050
                                                            1 2 0 VSA                                                                                     2    NYV
                                       TUK    3                                                                                    21 5
               BLA    60                                                                          97 8          CONNECT
                                                                                                                CONNECT
                                                                                                                                          7 80
                                                            1 6 5 2 SMB                                                                                   2    LMV
                                       RBI    3
      KVI      BA    540
                                                                                                                                   90
                                 MANUAL BOARD               1 5 0 VRA                             62            VOICEBANK
                                                                                                                VOICEBANK
                                                                                                                                           50             60   VDW
        NNK      RKI 1 5 0
                                                            60    BYV
                     MWL                                                                          118            VTSAT
                                                                                                                 VTSAT             118
                           DRL                         60    CPT
                                 VDA
                                                                                                                2 0 RTM


 Source: Network Strategy & Planning     Update: 28:04:05    Prepared By: J .Se ru.




Telecom Fiji Limited                                         Confidential                                  Page 94 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



16.4 Appendix 16.4 CDMA Network Diagram
                                                                                                                                     TFL CDMA NETWORK                                                                                                                                                            KEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CDMA BTS


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CDMA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Repeater

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CDMA Fixed Unit


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CDMA Mobile Unit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Proposed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Repeater Site
                                                                                                                                               Labasa HQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Delaikoro
                                                                                                                                                                                                              RF Ch 283
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OMCR                                    IWF - Interworking Function
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    OMCR - Operation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Maintenance Center for Radio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BTS - Base Transceiver Station
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BSC - Base Station Controller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     IWF                                            HW - Highways

                                                                                  Monasavu




                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1*E1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TCP/IP


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TFL Transmission                                                    PSTN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      network                                                   Suva Local AXE 107
                                                                                                             Matawailevu                            South Ridge                                                   1*E1
                                                                                                                                                     RF Ch 157
                                    Namaka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           V5/1 - 7HW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            V5/2 - 6 HW

                                           Lautoka                                                                                                                                                                                                                          V5.2 Link




                                                                                                                                                                                  NKS Trans-TOV BTS- DXR100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BSC




                                                                                                                                                                                  BSC-NKS Trans - Fibre
                                                                                                                                                              BSC-TMV - DXR100
                                                     Ba                                                                                                                                                                                               Suva Node                                                  Internet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (Connect)
                                                                                      BSC-LTK Trans- TFL network




                                                                      Nalawelo                                                           FIS
                                                                                        LTK Trans NLW-DXR100




                                                                      RF Ch 241




                                                                                                                                                              2*E1


                                                                                                                                                                                  2*E1
                                                                                                 1*E1




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NOTES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CDMA Services(1 Line System):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nausori                                    1)Voice (8/13 kbps depending on vocoder used)
                                               Gusunataga                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2)Fax (9.6 kbps)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3)Internet dial-up (14.4 kbps)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              IWF SPECIFICATIONS:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1) 7 modems/card
                                                                                                                                 Navua                                                                                                                                        2) 15 cards currently carry out IWF function:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a) 2 cards for PC fax - 14 max simultaneous users
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 b) 6 cards for analog fax - 42 max simultaneous users
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 c) 7 cards for internet - 49 max simultaneous users
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BSC Specs:
                                                                                                                   2*E1                                                                                                                                                       1) Supports up to 157 E1s (RF's- Radio Frequencies)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BTS Specs:
                                                                       Kavukavu                                                                       Tamavua                                                                                                                            # E1(RF)       Data(>50%)          Voice




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Recommende
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               d subscriber
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                connections
                                                                      RF Ch 199/241                                                                  RF Ch 283/241                                                                                                                              1         800             1500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Vunikawai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2        1600             3000


                                                     Nadi Exchange
                                                                                                                          National Stadium (x2)                                                    Tovata                                                                     RF Channel Info:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  RF Channel              TX/RX Frequencies
                                                                                                                                                                                       RF Ch 199/157                                                                                      283           878.490 / 833.490 MHz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          241           877.230 / 832.230 MHz
                                                                                                                                         Ganilau Hse. (x2)                                                                                                                                199           875.970 / 830.970 MHz
  Copyright Telecom Fiji Ltd.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             157           874.710 / 829.710 MHz



                                    AUTHOR & CONTACT                                                                               TITLE                                                                                    FILE DETAILS                                   COMPANY
                                DRAWN:           J. VATUBUA
                                CHECKED:     S.NABOU/T. ULUIVITI                                                                                                                 FILENAME:                           CDMA NETWORK 210404.VSD
   ENGINEERING DESIGN & ESTIMATE               PHONE: +679 3210570
     5TH FLOOR GANILAU HOUSE,                  FAX:    +679 3303210                                                 TFL CDMA IS95A NETWORK
          PRIVATE MAIL BAG,                    EMAIL: JOSAIA.VATUBUA@TFL.COM.FJ                                                                                                  CREATED:                         21/04/04
              SUVA, FIJI                                                                                                                                                         MODIFIED:                        10/05/04                                        COMMERCIAL IN CONFIDENCE



Telecom Fiji Limited                                                          Confidential                                                                                                        Page 95 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



16.5 Appendix 16.5 4RF Network Diagram




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential   Page 96 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



16.6 Appendix 16.6 DDN Network Diagram




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential   Page 97 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



16.7 Appendix 16.7 Detailed Evaluation Plan




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential   Page 98 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential   Page 99 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




16.8 Appendix 16.8 DSL Network Diagram




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential   Page 101 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




16.9 Appendix 16.9 Test Equipment




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential   Page 102 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




16.10 Appendix 16.10 Existing CDMA BTS




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential   Page 103 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



16.11 Appendix 16.11 Communication Towers




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential   Page 104 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


16.12 Appendix 16.12 Communication Towers Locations

         Legend                                     Existing Telecom Communication Towers
            Radio Station/
            tower/Repeater
                                                                                                                                                                                      Wainikoro
            3rd Party
            Towers

             Optic Fiber                                                                                                                                       Labasa


                                                                                                                                           Seaqaqa
             CDMA BTS Site                                                                                                                                Delaikoro                                                Rabi
                                                                                                                                                          CDMA
                                                                                                                                                          Base

             CDMA Repeater                                                                                                            Vanua Levu


                                                                                                                                                                                                               Des Vouex Peak



                                                                                                                                                                                                    Waiyevo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Vanuabalavu
                                                                                                                       Uluivuya                                  SavuSavu
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Taveuni

                                                                                                                  Nabouwalu                                                                  Wainiyaku                                                                          Delaicause




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lomaloma
                                                                                                                                                          Kuitarua
                                                                              Namajoba                                                                                           Koro

                                                                                          Rakiraki
                                                    Ba
                                                                     Tavua                                                                                                  Nasau
                                                                                                                                                 Ovalau
                                                         CDMA
                                                        Nalawelo
                                                                                                                                                 Levuka                                                                         Cicia
                              Lautoka      Tualesia       Lololo                         Koro'o
                                                                       SOR                                                             Diglio                                                                                           Delaicokolulu
                                                                      CDMA
                                                 Vuda                 Base
                                                                                                                  Korovou
                                           Namaka                                                                                                Tokou                              Nairai                                                                             Nayau
                          Denarau                                                             Nakobalevu                                                                                                                                                Delaidraoi
                                           Nadi
                                                             Taladrau
                                                                         Monasavu                                     Vunikawai
                  CDMA                                  Emori Hill                                          FOP
                                                                                                                                     Nausori                            Delaco                                                                                                      Raranitiqa
                  Base
                                                                             Viti Levu
                        Kavukavu                                                                  Tamavua              Tovata                                                                                                                                        Lakeba
                                                                                                     CDMA
                                                                                                                       CDMA
                                                                                                     Base
                                                                                                                       Base
                                                                                                            Suva                                                                                                                                                        Tubou
                                                     Gusunataga                                                                   Kinoya
                                        Cuvu                                                                                                                          Gau
                                                                                           Navua                    FEA HQ

                                               Sigatoka
                                                            Korolevu
                                                                             Dogowale    Deuba




Telecom Fiji Limited                                                           Confidential                                                          Page 105 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network


16.13 Appendix 16.13 Phase 1 & 2 Required CDMA 2000 1X Coverage




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential   Page 106 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




16.14 Appendix 16.14 Auto Activation Process


 ICMS                            Mediation Device                    Switch

   Telephony S/O staged to
    Telephony S/O staged
      to Activation’s stage
    AutoAuto Activation’s
  and validation of Line Card
    stage and validation of
        details succeed.
       Line Card details
           succeed.



        Activation’s process
   AutoAuto Activation’s
            starts.
        process starts.



       request to Mediation
  SendSend request to                    Accept request.
                                         Accept request.
          Device.
     Mediation Device.



    Update Auto Activation’s
    Update Auto Activation’s            Send response to
                                        Send response to
    Service Order Status file.
    Service Order Status file.               ICMS.
                                             ICMS.



                                        Translate request to
                                        Translate request to
                                        switch command(s).
                                        switch command(s).



                                       Send command(s) to
                                        Send command(s)                  Accept command.
                                                                         Accept command.
                                            switch(s).
                                          to switch(s).



                                                                         Process command.
                                                                         Process command.



      Receive response and
     Receive response and
     update Auto Activation’s          Receive response(s)
                                             Receive                   Send response back to
                                                                          Send response
           update Auto                   from switch(s).                 Mediation Device.
       Activation’s Status
     Service Order Servicefile          response(s) from                 back to Mediation
         and S/O Memo.
      Order Status file and                 switch(s).                        Device.
           S/O Memo

                                        Send response to
                                        Send response to
           Successful                         ICMS.
                                             ICMS.
           activation?



          Yes
          Yes                    No
                                  No


         Stage S/O next
       Stage S/O to to                     S/O staged to Auto
                                           S/O staged to Auto
         next in staging
        stage stage in                   Activation’s error stage.
                                         Activation’s error stage.
             path.
         staging path.

Telecom Fiji Limited                       Confidential                          Page 107 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



AA (Auto Activation) are built to accommodate the following ICMS Requirements (Existing
Setup)

FEATURES                                           ICMS Functions
Caller ID                                          Change of Number (WCN)
Call Waiting                                       TW call Restriction (WCR)
Absent Subscriber                                  Disconnect & Hold (WDH)
IDD Password                                       ESN Activation (WESN)
IDD/Trunk Password                                 Miscellaneous Activation (WMF)
All Password                                       Easydial Upgrade (WMQ)
IDD/Trunk/012/022 Password                         New Connection (WNC)
IDD/Trunk/Operator Password                        New connection (Visit) – WNI
Call Forward Busy Fixed                            Reconnect (WR)
Call Forward No Reply Fixed                        Disconnection (WRQ)
Call Forward Unconditional Fix                     Temp connection (WST)
Call Forward Variable                              Disconnect Temporary Connection (WTR)
Call ID Restrict                                   Terminate Service NP (WTN)
TFL CDMA No Call Restriction                       Temporary Disconnect (WTD)
TFL CDMA TBO-2 (ANNOUNCEMENT)
TFL CDMA CBA-1 (BAR IDD)                                                CLASS
TFL CDMA CBA-2 (BAR TRUNK)                         Bar All Outgoing Calls (ARR08)
TFL CDMA CBA-3 (BAR ALL OUTGOI                     Bar IDD but OPS Assisted (ARR09)
TFL CDMA SSU-1 (TELECARD)                          Full Service (*FUS)
TFL CDMA OBA-73 (TELECARD)                         Easy Dial (*QUD)
TFL CDMA OBA-79 (QUICKDIAL)                        Telecard (Billing Announcement) – (*TBA)
Call Minder                                        Telecard Rental (ARR01)
3 Way Conference                                   Trunk Vodacalls IDD OG (ARR03)
Hotline
CDMA Number Change Capture Port



Auto Activation
       Auto Activation is an ICMS process generated by a Service Order that compiles and
       sends new and updated requests of service for which provisioning is to be completed
       on a Switch. Examples of a request for service on a Switch is ‘connect a new line’ or
       ‘add call waiting to an existing telephone line’.

       These requests for service are sent from ICMS by way of a Mediation Device to the
       Switch. There is no direct connection between ICMS and the Switch. The Mediation
       Device has the sole responsibility of communicating with the switches within the
       Telco’s network and ICMS.

       The Mediation Device is a third party proprietary set of software on a machine external
       to ICMS. It must recognize which type of Switch it is to communicate with and build
       specific commands for this Switch Type to send requests.

       ICMS can format commands to be Switch Type specific but it is more common for it to
       create a generic command set and let the Mediation Device interpret it.

       The Mediation Device will:



Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential                        Page 108 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network



       • Accept requests from ICMS.
       • Translate the request into Switch specific commands.
       • Send the command to the Switch.
       • Receive a response from the Switch.
       • If necessary translate the response into an acceptable ICMS response.
       • Then send this response back to ICMS.

       The Switch will:
       • Accept a command from the Mediation Device
       • Complete the command either successfully or with a failure
       • Send this completion response back to the Mediation Device

       The Auto Activation process is triggered when a Service Order is staged into the Auto
       Activation Service Order Stage. Additionally for cellular orders, the activation can be
       triggered by the close of the order (if the order has not already been staged through
       activation previously).

       There are two types of responses, which ICMS may receive; these are Success or
       Fail. It is the responsibility of the mediation device to translate the switch response into
       a success or failure. Additionally, the mediation device can pass ICMS meaningful text
       which will be stored in the service order memo.

       If the response is successful for a Telephony type Service Order, then the Service
       Order is updated, and staged to the next stage in the automatic staging path. If this
       next stage is the last stage for the order then the order will also be closed.

       If the response is a failure for a Telephony Service Order then that Service Order is
       staged to the error stage. This stage code will have been previously defined for
       specific Auto Activation failures.




Telecom Fiji Limited                      Confidential                          Page 109 of 110
Request For Proposal CDMA 2000 1X Network




Telecom Fiji Limited                    Confidential   Page 110 of 110

								
To top