WiMAX, WiFi & Wireless Broadband Planning, Troubleshooting & Operations

3 Day Course
Code PWS055

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High Speed Wireless Data: Standards and proprietary solutions (10 topics)

  • Fixed networks
  • Nomadic networks
  • Mobile networks
  • Standards based solutions
  • Proprietary solutions
  • 802.11 IEEE standards
  • 802.16 IEEE standards
  • 10-66 GHz Technical standards
  • 2-11 GHz standards
  • Overview of 802.20 standard

Basic Radio & RF concepts (17 topics)

  • RF Energy
  • RF generation & transmission
  • Oscillators
  • Power amplifiers
  • Antennas & feedlines
  • RF reception
  • Modulation of RF signals
  • Amplitude modulation
  • Frequency modulation
  • Complex modulation
  • Duplexing
  • FDD
  • TDD
  • Multiple access techniques
  • Spread-spectrum modulation
  • OFDM
  • Ultra Wideband

Propagation, path loss, fading and link budgets (2 topics)

  • Path loss and system coverage
  • Frequency reuse

Propagation modelling & measuring (10 topics)

  • Predictive modelling tools (Planet EV for WiMAX
  • Spreadsheet models
  • Terrain-based models
  • Effectively using a propagation analysis program
  • Using predictive modelling
  • The comprehensive site survey process
  • Determination of antenna locations
  • RF site survey tools
  • The site survey checklist
  • Data analysis

System planning (8 topics)

  • System design overview
  • System selection based on user needs
  • Identification of equipment requirements
  • Identification of locations
  • Channel allocation, signal to interference and reuse planning
  • Network interconnect and point-to-point radio solutions
  • Costs
  • The five C's of system planning

System implementation, testing and optimisation (26 topics)

  • Real world design examples
  • Local coffee house
  • Office LAN deployment
  • 2.4GHz RF coverage results
  • 5.6GHz RF coverage results
  • Capacity requirements
  • System design analysis
  • Community WISP
  • A Garden style apartment complex
  • RF considerations
  • Backhaul
  • Weatherproofing
  • Grounding & lighting protection
  • A small area subdivision
  • Equipment selection
  • Spectrum issues
  • An urban or suburban area serving business users
  • Design considerations
  • A small town system for consumer & business users
  • Mobile broadband network
  • Initial modelling
  • Preliminary information
  • Coverage modelling
  • Capacity modelling
  • Cost modelling
  • Designing in the Real world

Back Office System requirements (8 topics)

  • Network systems required
  • Customer authorisation system
  • Billing data collection
  • Network monitoring and control
  • Billing systems
  • Trouble ticketing
  • Customer service systems
  • Design considerations & requirements

Network performance, testing and troubleshooting (9 topics)

  • Low RSSI & noise levels in a single area
  • High noise or interference levels
  • Throughput problems unrelated to signal or noise
  • Repeater mode
  • Multiple channel reuse in a close area
  • Near/far problems
  • Client card "Roam"
  • Viruses & Trojans
  • Troubleshooting summary


Delegates should have a basic understanding of RF mobile networks, and also exposure to WiMAX and/or WiFi technology.

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