Reference Signal Received Quality RSRQ identifies the quality of the Reference Signal. It is defined as the ratio N×RSRP/(E-UTRA carrier RSSI), where N is the number of RB”s of the E-UTRA carrier RSSI measurement bandwidth. The measurements in the numerator and denominator shall be made over the same set of resource blocks.

E-UTRA Carrier Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI), comprises the linear average of the total received power observed only in OFDM symbols containing reference symbols for antenna port 0, in the measurement bandwidth, over N number of resource blocks by the UE from all sources, including co-channel serving and non-serving cells, adjacent channel interference, thermal noise etc. The Design KPI is based on traffic load.

Design KPI for RSRQ:

2 Transmit Paths:

50% Load: -15 dB

100% Load: – 18 dB

A minimum of 95% of the weighted average of the LTE design service area (Cluster or Polygon) must meet the RSRQ targets specified above. The criterion of 95% is based on a weighting using the same clutter weights used for traffic spreading.