LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training

LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training

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Course Overview:

LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training In-depth

This LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training course undertakes an in-depth study of the planning and optimization considerations related to the advanced functionality of LTE and LTE-A networks, including the latest vendor-specific features. It will also help you understand and prepare for performance work related to the early 5G technology networks.

It’s a practical course, taught by experienced engineers, that will utilize case studies based on real-world planning and optimization scenarios to help you thoroughly understand LTE and LTE-A design and performance planning issues. The case studies account for approximately 25% of the total course duration.

Customize It:

• If you are familiar with some aspects of this LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training course:

● This is an advanced LTE | LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training course aimed at experienced wireless network designers and optimizers who have a good understanding of LTE.

Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training course are:

● Prior experience with LTE design and optimization issues


Upon completing this LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

● This is an intensive lecture-discussion course. You will learn from a wireless technologies expert with 25+ years of field expertise.

LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training – Course Syllabus:

Day 1 – LTE Idle Mode Functionality Review

Cell selection process: Criteria, normal camping
Cell reselection evaluation process
System information
Paging: DRX for paging
Related radio features enhancement

Day 1 – Physical Layer Procedures

Radio Measurements (3GPP definition)
Radio link monitoring
Downlink transmission
Power control: Vendor Implementation discussions
Link adaptation (3GPP basic theory)
Uplink transmission
Random access
Preample selection
Channel Quality Indication (CQI)
Precoding Matrix Indicator (PMI)
Rank Indicator (RI)

Day 2 – MAC Scheduler

Basic MAC scheduler functionality: Vendor basic features
Enhanced MAC scheduler performance: Vendor enhancements
LTE MAC scheduler and basic Radio Access Network Planning
Downlink/Uplink transmission overview
Case studies: Checking MAC scheduler performance vs parameters

Day 2- LTE Coverage Planning Principles

Coverage considerations
Pathloss and Coverage design
Basic pathloss formulas (up to 2.6 GHz)
Extended pathloss formula for 3.6 GHz TDD
Measurement verified formula
Coverage design exercises and case

Day 3- LTE and LTE-A Capacity Planning Considerations

Frequency planning
Channel allocation
Basic schemes
Factional loading and SON FLP description
Capacity considerations
Capacity loss vs. Interference
MAC resource allocation principles
Configuration parameters vs. capacity design
Frequency planning, ICIC and capacity parameters
Enhanced vendor specific features vs. capacity
Examples and discussion
Exercises using Excel-based tool
Case studies (mobile network & fixed wireless broadband)

Day-4 LTE Mobility Scenarios

Mobility scenario – Vendor specific
Intra-LTE mobility
IF mobility
IRAT mobility
LTE and LTE-A Enhanced Radio Features
Enhanced features and mobility
Enhanced features and radio planning considerations
Volte related mobility – Vendor Specific
VoLTE functionality
SRVCC and mobility
Enhanced VoLTE mobility – Vendor enhanced features
CSFallback vs. RAN planning
Case studies related to mobility vs. planning considerations

Day-5 LTE SON Solutions

SON mobility solutions – Vendor specific
ANR feature description
LTE feature enhancements
Mobility performance and RAN planning
SON interference mitigation
LTE radio features enhanced features
LTE HetNet solutions
LTE beamforming and HetNet solutions
HetNet solution and cell planning improvements

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