GSM In-Building Coverage Solutions

2 Day Course
Code PWS014

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course is designed for radio engineers and planners wanting a thorough understanding of the principles of indoor coverage solutions for GSM. The course covers topics from surveying the site to installation of the solution. At the end of the course, delegates will be able to: - Understand how and when to use indoor solutions - Understand the techniques for coverage solutions - Understand the tools that can be used to plan solutions - Understand the issues faced with implementing a solution


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Introduction (2 topics)

  • Overview of cellular network design
  • Overview of In-building coverage solutions

Overview of In-building coverage solutions (6 topics)

  • Why and when to implement a solution
  • Understanding the users of indoor solutions
  • Architecture of indoor solutions
  • Components
  • Active vs. passive
  • Propogation models

Step Site Survey (3 topics)

  • Overview of site
  • Requirement analysis
  • Coverage analysis

Step Design (17 topics)

  • Analysis of site survey
  • Design elements to consider
  • Co-axial model
  • Leaky feeders
  • Amplifiers
  • Repeaters
  • Others
  • Points to consider
  • Final draft of plan
  • Confirmation of site vs. plan
  • Antenna distribution
  • Leaky feeder solution
  • Fibre solution
  • Picocell solution
  • Spectrum optimisation
  • Hand-over
  • RF power control

Step Implementation (16 topics)

  • Overview of solutions
  • Passive Solutions
  • Passive co-axial
  • Implementation
  • Couplers
  • Splitters
  • Active Solutions
  • Active co-axial
  • Implementation
  • Amplifiers
  • Leaky Feeder Solutions
  • Implementation
  • Fibre Optic Solutions
  • Implementation
  • Picocell Solutions
  • Implementation

Coverage Models (2 topics)

  • Software tools
  • Limitations to use


Delegates need to have previous experience of GSM, or alternatively have attended a GSM Overview course to provide good grounding in GSM architecture and systems.

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Virtual Classroom (London)
2 Days $2,340

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