Microwave Engineering and Link Planning

Duration: 3 days
Course description:
In addition to mobile backhauling, microwave links are used in long haul and medium haul for carrying bulk data and telephony traffic. This course provides a coverage of transmission, path planning and link design that meets the performance and availability objectives.

Who would benefit:
Technical personnel responsible for the planning, operation and maintenance of microwave radio systems.

Microwave Spectrum overview
Radio Equipment Characteristics
Microwave Antennas
Microwave Propagation
Site Survey and Path Profile Planning
Microwave Link Engineering
Frequency Planning
Quality and Availability Objectives

GSM & GPRS Cell Planning

Duration: 4 days
Course description:
A GSM planner needs to have knowledge and skills encompassing the air interface, prediction tools, traffic dimensioning, capacity and coverage enhancement methods, optimization techniques as well as the ability to interpret system information. This course reinforces these learning points with demonstrations, tutorials and case studies.

Who would benefit:
RF practitioners and engineers who need technical information in the field of GSM Cell Planning.

GSM Overview: Network Architecture
Protocols Stacks to Cell Planning
Traffic Theory
System Balance and Link Budget
Physical and Empirical Propagation Models
Antenna Theory
Cell Parameters
Network Expansion
Cell Selection and Reselection Procedures
Time Dispersion and Interference

UMTS (WCDMA/HSPA) Cell Planning

Duration: 3 days
Course description:
This course covers aspects related to link UMTS budgeting, scrambling code planning, channel element dimensioning, co-siting considerations, as well as a greenfield network dimensioning, which includes both coverage, capacity planning and channel element dimensioning.

Who would benefit:
Technical personnel responsible for UMTS network design, optimization, implementation, cell planning, operations and maintenance.

WCDMA Air Interface
UMTS Uplink Budget
UMTS Downlink Budget
R99, HSDPA, HSUPA Power Budgets (Case Study)
WCDMA Base Station Planning
Scrambling Code Planning
Network Dimensioning (Case Study)

UMTS Optimization (R99)

Duration: 4 days
Course description:
This course covers the metrics and tests used to assess UMTS network performance and presents troubleshooting cases studies. Performance assessment tools are used to collect and analyze data. Protocols and procedures used for the network optimization course will be based on log file analysis and common optimization scenarios.

Who would benefit:
RF Engineering staff involved in the planning, optimization and maintenance of UMTS networks.

UMTS Network Architecture
Performance Analysis
Idle Mode and System Access
Call Performance
PS Data Service Optimization
Inter Radio Access Technology optimization
Compressed mode and selection of parameters
Inter-system boundaries setting tradeoffs
Performance evaluation metrics

HSPA/HSPA+ Optimization

Duration: 4 days
Course description:
This course focuses on the HSPA/ HSPA+ air interface optimization. Features covered include MIMO, 64-QAM and 16-QAM, MIMO with 64-QAM, Dual Cell HSDPA, Layer 2 changes, Continuous Packet Connectivity (CPC) and enhanced -UE DRX, RRC states, F-DPCH, CS Voice over HS and Fast Dormancy.

Who would benefit:
Engineering personnel working on network design, planning, optimization, deployment & operations of UMTS networks.

UTRAN Architecture
HSPA Practical Application
HSPA Test Plan Development & Data Collection
Post processing and Data Analysis
Troubleshooting Case Studies
HSPA+ Protocols & Physical Layer
64QAM practical workshop

LTE Cell Planning

Duration: 2 days
Course description:
As LTE networks are being rolled out, a good understanding of planning considerations from the coverage, capacity and interference reviews of the LTE network architecture and the OFDMA based air interface and follows it with an in-depth coverage of UL and DL link budgets, coverage and capacity planning and a sample network case study.

Who would benefit:
Engineering professionals involved in the planning, deployment, optimization, operation and maintenance of LTE radio access networks.

LTE Air Interface
EPS architecture
LTE frequency bands
Downlink Budget
Uplink Budget
Coverage Planning
Capacity Planning
Subscriber traffic profiles
Traffic modelling
Cell throughput dimensioning