What is CE (Channel Element)?

Channel Element (CE) depicts the SW licensed capacity resources needed for a dedicated channel. The channel elements needed in an RBS depend on the traffic type and are subject to the radio bearers to be utilized. CE is a basic unit that estimates the channel demodulation capabilities of a NodeB. CEs are classified into uplink (UL) CEs and downlink (DL) CEs. First is UL CE required to be consumed by a UL 12.2 kbit/s voice service and 3.4 kbit/s signalings. Second is DL CE required to be consumed by a DL 12.2 kbit/s voice service and 3.4 kbit/s signalings.