3G KPIs, Performance Analysis & Optimisation

3 Day Course
Code PWS225

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Introduction to WCDMA (4 topics)

  • Structure of the 3G Air Interface
  • Coding Schemes
  • Antenna Choices
  • Shared & Dedicated Resources

RF Optimisation Principles (12 topics)

  • Design, analysis and optimization of wireless networks
  • Verification of network deployments for 2G, 2.5G and 3G wireless networks
  • RF engineering principals
  • Ensure good quality network and services
  • Optimize the use of your network planning resources
  • Expand the coverage more quickly
  • Link budgets, scheduling and resource allocation to support Site Acquisition.
  • Preparation and Report generation
  • Detect and correct adjacent and co-channel interference
  • Determine actual uplink coverage
  • Produce real-time coverage maps
  • True-up RF modelling software

Propagation Analysis (11 topics)

  • Propagation models
  • Free space, Okamura/HATA, Okamura with Knife Edge Diffraction, Longley-Rice, and the proprietary BIBY-C
  • Propagation analysis as a complex process
  • Many variables to model the proposed or existing system accurately
  • Propagation Channel Considerations
  • RF path loss
  • Reflection
  • Multipath and fading
  • Noise and interference
  • Polarization distortion
  • Diversity implementation

System Optimisation (9 topics)

  • RF coverage and service performance measurements for 2G/2.5G/3G network optimization
  • System Setting
  • Initial optimization testing of installed networks
  • Antenna and Transmission Line Considerations
  • System field-testing and parameter optimization
  • Functional testing and optimization for implemented sites
  • Test plan development
  • System drive test and data analysis
  • System parameter settings and interference control

Key Performance Indicators (18 topics)

  • Call quality analysis, using customer complaints, statistical data, and drive test data
  • Determine the exact causes of dropped calls, high BER/FER, and missed hand-offs
  • FER, Mobile Receive Power, Ec/Io, Mobile Transmit Power
  • System accessibility analysis
  • Available radio resources and network trunking issues
  • System parameter optimization
  • Frequency/PN offset planning
  • Self-generated system interference
  • Cell site integration
  • Radio testing
  • Performance monitoring
  • Ensuring consistent cell site performance
  • Switch performance statistics and drive test analysis to recommend antenna pattern changes
  • ERP changes
  • Orientation changes
  • TMA
  • Investigating and resolving customer complaints
  • Ranges, normal values, what they mean, and what to do about it

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