5G & LTE KPI Optimization

KPI Optimization for Dummies – 5G & LTE KPI Optimization explains the basics for KPI Optimization and introduces the concept of Optimization Matrix which shows how to identify each type of issue using the knowledge of RAN counters and KPIs. The session also provides relevant optimization and tuning actions for each type of bottleneck.

KPI Optimization For Dummies: Introducing the 5G & LTE KPI Optimization Matrix

5G/4G KPI Matrix For Low Throughput Issues

Poor Coverage

  • High TA
  • High PathLoss
  • Low MCS


  • Up-Tilts/Azimuth
  • Power
  • Site Cell

Interference (Low SINR)

  • Low/Medium TA
  • Low/Medium PathLoss
  • Low MCS
  • Low CQI


  • Down-Tilts
  • Power Reduction
  • Interference Migration Features

Data Congestion

  • High/Medium MCS
  • High/Medium CQI
  • High PRB Utilization


  • Load balancing
  • Traffic Steering
  • Additional Cell/Site

Control Channel Congestion

  • High/Medium MCS
  • High/Medium CQI
  • Low/Medium PRB Utilization
  • High PDCCH Utilization


  • PDCCH LA Optimization
  • Too Many Small Packet Users
  • Load Balancing

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Ali Khalid

5G NR | VoLTE | LTE-A | Massive MIMO | NB-IoT | NDO Network Specialist at Ericsson, Australia
Ali Khalid is a Senior LTE/VoLTE RNPO, NB-IoT and 5G Solution Architect who has successfully led and delivered a number of projects in different regions across the globe including Pakistan, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Oman, KSA, Nigeria, Turkey, Poland and Japan. He is currently working in Strategic Competence Unit (SCU), a highly experienced global team at Ericsson, Australia. In case of any questions or feedback, please feel free to drop a comment below or connect with him on LinkedIn.

4 thoughts on “KPI Optimization For Dummies: Introducing the 5G & LTE KPI Optimization Matrix”

  1. Hi Ali,
    Can you please share the list of KPIs and counter used in 5G NSA/SA optimization for Accessibility, Mobility and Retainability, mainly for Ericsson and Nokia. Thank you.

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