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4G/LTE Radio Planning and Optimisation – Programme Details

The LTE Air Interface

  • Overview of the 3GPP Architecture
    • LTE Performance Objectives
    • SAE/EPC Overview
    • Network Interfaces and Protocols
    • LTE Interworking with UMTS/GPRS/WiFi
  • LTE Protocol Stack Overview
  • The Physical Layer
    • Why OFDMA for LTE
    • Sub-Carriers & the Frequency Domain
    • Symbols and the Time Domain
    • Resource Blocks and Resource Allocations
    • Logical, transport & Physical Channels
  • LTE Layer 2
    • Medium Access Control (MAC)
    • Radio Link Control (RLC)
    • Radio Resource Control (RRC)
  • The Packet Data Protocol (PDCP)
  • RRC Messages and Procedures
  • Basic LTE Message Flows and Procedures

Exercises:
LTE Radio Concepts & Techniques

LTE Radio Network Planning

 

  • Review of Wireless Principles and
  • Propagation
    • Radio Principles
    • Spectrum and Propagation
    • Modulation and Coding
  • Antenna Systems
    • Antenna Theory
    • SISO, MISO and MIMO
    • MIMO Gains and Performance
  • Link Budgeting
    • Link Budget Definitions
    • Link Budget Variables
    • Defining and Calculating Margins for Planning
    • MAPL Calculations
  • Propagation Models
    • Free Space Loss Model
    • Empirical Models
    • Okumura-Hata, COST 231
    • Distance Calculations – Pathloss Models
  • Radio Interface KPIs
    • RSRP
    • RSSI
    • RSRQ
  • Capacity Planning for LTE
    • Calculating Cell capacity for LTE
    • Accounting for Overheads in LTE
    • Determining Average BH Capacity
    • Building Subscriber Profiles for Network Dimensioning
  • Using Software for Network Planning
    • Examples of Common Software Tools
    • Data and Models required for Software Based Planning
    • Analysing Outputs from Software

Exercises:
Including hands-on planning experience using the Mentum Planet planning tool from InfoVista

Maximising Performance & Efficiency

  • Network Optimisation
    • Optimising the Radio Network
    • Performance KPIs
    • Optimisation Goals
    • Antenna Orientations and Optimisation
    • Optimising Mobility
    • Idle Mode Procedures and Mobility
    • Connected Mode Procedures & Mobility
  • LTE Advanced
    • IMT Advanced Definition
    • LTE Advanced Features
    • Carrier Aggregation
    • MIMO
    • Relays
    • CoMP
  • Small Cells and HetNets
    • Small Cell Definitions
    • Small Cell Performance
    • Challenges for Small Cells
    • Managing Interference in Small cells
    • Defining HetNets
    • Managing HetNets

Exercises:
Including hands-on optimisation experience using the Mentum Planet planning tool from InfoVista