Getting Started with Baicells

Baicells equipment is Plug & Play and by far the easiest LTE devices to setup and add to your current network. Many common startup problems evolve from the operator making too many changes during startup. Keep it simple to start with and tweak settings after the system is live.

This guide will cover:

If you have any questions please email: support_na@baicells.com


How to sign up for a CloudCore access account

  1. Enter the url https://cloudcore.cloudapp.net/cloudcore/ to go to the CloudCore home page & click the [Sign up] button.
  2. Fill out the mandatory information, then click the [Sign up] button.
  3. You will receive an E-mail from CloudCore, your login account user name is your email. You will then need to click the active url to complete the authentication.
  4. The account is now active, click [return home] to go back to the CloudCore home page.
  5. Login the CloudCore with user name (email), and password you entered when you signed up.
  6. Next, you will need to configure an eNB to connect to the Baicells Cloud OMC.

 


How to set up a base station for use with CloudCore

  1. Directly connect the base station’s DATA port to a network routed to the Internet. The base station DATA interface is set to DHCP client by default.
  2. (Optional) Plug a computer directly to the MGMT port. The default IP address for the MGMT interface is 192.168.150.1/24. You will need to assign a static IP address on your computer within MGMT subnet.
  3. Log into the base station web GUI from either the DATA or MGMT interface IP. (e.g. http://192.168.150.1)
  4. (Optional) Configure network settings if necessary, under Network Settings->Network Interface.
  5. Configure base station to connect to Baicells Cloud OMC:
**a)** Navigate to the Network Management Settings page: BTS Settings -> Network Management Settings 
**b)** Enter baiomc.cloudapp.net:48080 into “Network Management IP” and then click save.

 


How to activate SIM cards

Once you have signed up for the CloudCore, Baicells Support will add your SIM card IMSI numbers into your BOSS account. You can then activate them. Please email your sim cards IMSI numbers to support_na@baicells.com. Some distributors send these at the time of purchase.

To activate the SIM cards, follow these steps:

  1. Log into CloudCore
  2. Click “BOSS” at the top left.
  3. Click “Subscriber” on the left menu.
  4. Click “New” to add a new subscriber.
  5. Enter subscriber info and click on the search icon in the SIM card field.
  6. Select the respective IMSI number.
  7. Click save to add a new subscriber and activate the SIM card.

 


How to add CPEs to the OMC

With the release of some recent firmware (version BCE-ODU-1.0.8) comes two easy ways for operators to add their UEs to the OMC.

  1. Begin by logging into your CloudCore Account
  2. Find your CloudKey Number in the top right corner. This number is unique to every operator’s account.
  3. Next, go to the the UE web GUI
  4. Click the “System” tab located on the left
  5. Click TRO69
  6. Enter your CloudKey in the box marked “CloudKey”
  7.  Click submit and in a few minutes, once the UE attaches to the eNodeB, it will appear in CPE monitor in the OMC. Reboot is not required for this field to take effect.

Alternatively you can use the device manager within the OMC to add devices

  1. Login to your OMC account
  2. Click on System/Device Management
  3. Click +Add in the in the top right corner
  4.  A popup will appear to insert the UE MAC address. Fill it in and the UE device will be added to your account.

How to add eNBs to the OMC

Adding eNBs to your OMC is normally a fairly easy process. Let’s go through the steps below.

  1. Login to the OMC
  2. Go to the Device Management Menu
  3. Click the eNB tab
  4. Click the plus symbol in the top right corner
  5. Enter the serial number of your eNB into the box

Ready to Deploy!

Once the SIM cards are activated and your base station is in “Active” state, all that should be required for UE connectivity is to insert the SIM card into your UE before powering on. The UE will then automatically scan for and associate with your base station.

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