Block Error Rate values

When I retrieve signal metrics using Legato (e.g. calling le_mrc_GetLteSignalMetrics()), the Block Error Rate, or bler is retrieved as a uint32_t type. I’m wondering what this value actually is, i.e. range, units etc. My understanding would be that it’s a percentage. It may just be the network that I’m on, but the value I receive is quite odd - 4294967295 == 0xFFFFFFFF. Can anyone shed any light on this?

I believe 0xFFFFFFFF means “not available”

Thanks, that’s helpful. How long should it take to get a value, or is it SIM card dependent?

Seems it is network dependent