LTE & HSPA Network Design & Dimensioning

5 Day Course
Code pws229

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HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning & Design (103 topics)

  • Overview & Introduction
  • Overview of UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ Network
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning
  • GoS / Area coverage
  • RNP planning procedure
  • Preparation -coverage & capacity
  • Offered traffic - cell capacity and coverage estimation
  • Cell capacity estimation - simulations
  • Estimated max cell coverage
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ Network planning process
  • Blocking / Trunking efficiency
  • Detailed Planning
  • Radio environment characterization
  • Pilot pollution & power
  • Inter-frequency handover
  • Non-uniform traffic
  • Code requirements
  • Control channel planning
  • Soft Handover parameter planning
  • Hierarchical Cell Structures
  • Radio network testing
  • Code Planning
  • Radio Environment & Microcell Planning
  • Microcell Network Planning
  • SHO design
  • Outdoor / Pedestrian / Vehicular
  • Microcell - Corner effect
  • Indoor / Office planning
  • Network Dimensioning
  • Channel element planning
  • Coexisting with other networks
  • Intermodulation
  • Adjacent channel interference
  • Uplink simulations
  • UMTS radio carriers
  • Frequency sharing
  • Transmission capacity
  • Co-planning with other networks
  • External operator interference
  • Uplink Calculations (worst case)
  • Planning with adjacent channel interference
  • Actual spectrum allocation
  • Guard bands & zones
  • Link budgets & range calculations
  • Spectrum efficiency - Uplink & Downlink
  • Eb/No
  • Range in unloaded & loaded networks
  • Effect of bit rates on range
  • Uplink/Downlink budgets
  • Terminal Assumptions
  • Typical UMTS ranges
  • Uplink load factor
  • Noise rise
  • Uplink capacity
  • Overheads
  • C/I Ratio
  • QOS
  • Spectrum efficiency comparisons
  • Link budget calculation template
  • Link budgets and loads
  • Processing gain
  • Downlink load factor
  • Coverage versus capacity
  • Coverage versus different bit rates
  • Downlink transmit diversity
  • Capacity improvements
  • Radio Resource Management
  • RRM algorithms
  • Admission control strategy
  • Packet scheduler
  • Micro diversity
  • Power control
  • Fast power control
  • Uplink fast power control
  • Soft handover algorithm
  • Handover decision
  • Admission control
  • Load control (congestion control)
  • Interference margin
  • Macro diversity
  • Open/Closed/Outer and inner loop
  • Improved power control signalling
  • Handover mechanism
  • Handover measurements
  • Handover parameters
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Traffic analysis process
  • Target coverage
  • Sample usage and service offerings
  • Nominal planning & site selection
  • Nominal planning
  • Initial dimensioning
  • Spreadsheet dimensioning
  • Site selection
  • Recommended antenna heights
  • Flowchart
  • UMTS ranges
  • Site options
  • Bad UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ sites
  • Evaluating traffic requirements

LTE Design (15 topics)

  • LTE Radio Network Design
  • Processes Involved in LTE Radio Planning and Design.
  • Initial Planning - Network Dimensioning, Initial Coverage, Capacity and Traffic Density Estimation.
  • Detailed Planning - Coverage, Capacity, Frequency and Configuration Planning.
  • Optimization - RAN and Radio Optimization Process.
  • Financial and Regulatory Requirements.
  • LTE Traffic Requirements
  • Comparing GSM / UMTS Services to LTE Based Services.
  • QoS Considerations - Using IP DiffServ.
  • LTE System Capabilities.
  • FDD vs TDD.
  • Interworking with GSM and UMTS Networks.
  • Antenna Considerations
  • Antenna Selection.
  • Antenna Properties - Antenna Gain, Size, Beamwidth, Polarization Options, Front-to-Back Ratios, Ports.

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