School of Advanced Communications Technologies

67023

Backhaul for HSPA & LTE Networks – Programme Details

Introduction to the Backhaul Network

  • The Overall Mobile Network
  • Backhaul Network Requirements
  • Link Requirements and Capacity Demand
  • Architecture for Backhaul Networks
  • Basic Backhaul Planning Processes

eNB, NB Performance for HSPA, HSPA+ and LTE

  • The Service Mix and customer experience
  • Basic Performance Expectations for HSPA and LTE
  • Radio Cell Dimensioning Concepts
  • Factors Affecting Demand
    • Voice Requirements
    • Data Provision
    • Affect of Pricing
    • Offloading from the Mobile NetworkĀ  (Using Copper / Fibre)

Physical Layer Options

  • Next Generation Backhaul Requirements
    • Capacity Requirements
    • Redundancy & Resilience
    • Scalability
    • Cost Requirements
  • Technology Options for Next Generation Backhaul
    • Radio
    • Fibre
    • Copper
  • Network Elements
    • Performance
    • Operation
  • Radio Equipment
    • Configurations
    • Primary Multiplex
    • Secondary Multiplex
    • Modems
    • Transceivers
    • Branching
    • Power
  • Optical Network Elements & Systems
    • OLTE
    • DWDM
    • Fibre Rings, Architecture & Elements

Next Generation Backhaul Transport Technologies

  • IP Networking in the Backhaul
  • The ATM Legacy
  • MPLS in Next Generation Backhaul
  • Use of SDH
  • Ethernet Technologies
  • Integrating with the MPLS Core Network
  • Standard Implementation Options

Reliability and Redundancy

  • Quality and Reliability
    • Causes of Unavailability
    • ITU G.821 and G.826 Performance Objectives
    • SDH and Redundancy
  • Planning for reliability
  • Redundancy options

Backhaul Implementation Options

  • Implementation Options
  • Single Technology Solutions
  • Hybrid Solutions
  • Integrating with the MPLS Core Network
  • Ensuring Scalability
  • Monitoring Demand
  • Balancing Revenues & Costs
  • Offloading the Network (Embracing Alternative Access Schemes)
  • Case Studies and Example Systems