Q: What does the OAM interface look like?
A: The Baicells components are designed to be plug-and-play. The OAM software applications include a UE GUI and an eNB GUI, which run on each piece of equipment and can be accessed locally or remotely. The GUI software apps typically are used to communicate with a specific device, i.e., a single UE or a single eNB. Each UE and eNB has their respective GUI application pre-loaded on it from the manufacturer. The operator launches the GUI via an IP address using a Web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox either locally or through the internet. The GUI apps provide more configuration fields and data than does the CloudCore OMC, which is used to manage all of the Baicells network components. Often, the additional GUI fields are used to tune the radio frequency (RF) settings or network settings of a given UE or eNB during initial installation or troubleshooting, or to improve the equipment’s performance.
Administrators use the OMC to configure or modify the eNB and UE components and interfaces, monitor the network, troubleshoot issues, and perform software or firmware upgrades. Administrators use the BOSS application to add, modify, and delete subscriber information and service plans. It is also in BOSS where the administrator can activate each Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card, also called Universal SIM (USIM), a chip that the end-user inserts in the UE to uniquely identify that subscriber and UE device.
Reference: Baicells Configuration & Network Administration Guide: https://baicells.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002163893-Configuration-Network-Administration-Guide
Q: Where do I find the latest firmware?
A: Please refer to our support community on the Baicells website: https://community.na.baicells.com/c/welcome/announcements
Q: Where can I find a list of acronyms and terms?
A: A complete list is in the appendix of the Baicells Configuration & Network Administration Guide: https://baicells.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002163893-Configuration-Network-Administration-Guide