School of Advanced Communications Technologies

3G Radio Planning

This course provides an in-depth appreciation of 3G (and specifically UMTS) radio network planning issues. A comprehensive review of the WCDMA physical layer and channels is given, before Coverage, Capacity and Quality planning issues are explained in detail. Techniques used to enhance coverage and performance are also explained. This course is run in association with Imagicom.

Course Contents

  • Key Concepts that affect
  • Performance of a UMTS Radio System
  • Procedures used for 3G Radio Planning
  • A Comparison with GSM Radio Planning
  • Capacity and Coverage
  • Link Budgets for UMTS
  • Traffic Modelling and Quality of Service Considerations
  • Cell Planning and Optimisation
  • Site Selection and the use of Planning Tools