LTE RF Planning, Design and Optimization Training

LTE RF Planning, Design and Optimization Training

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Course Overview:

LTE RF Planning, Design and Optimization Training Course Description

LTE RF Planning, Design and Optimization is focused on carrying out RF planning and Design and capacity planning for Long Term Evolution (LTE) based networks. The LTE RF Planning, Design and Optimization Training course provides a solid understanding of how to plan, design and optimize and a high quality LTE network. Learn how to plan and design LTE networks, techniques to boost LTE capacity, and how to lower interference and increase quality in the LTE network. LTE RF Planning, Design and Optimization Training Course will show the attendees how to plan, design and optimize LTE networks efficiently?

With the proliferation of smart devices, M2M, social networking and location-based services, operators are seeing LTE data usage expand rapidly to augment traditional GSM voice service revenues. With the increased data traffic delivered through LTE networks and increasing of more bandwidth-intensive applications, operators are experiencing capacity issues on their LTE networks. Unfortunately adding more spectrum is more costly and is not always an option.

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this LTE RF Planning, 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 LTE RF Planning, Design and Optimization Training 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.

Related Courses:

LTE RF Optimization Training
LTE RF Engineering Training

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this LTE RF Planning, Design and Optimization Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Understand LTE Air Interface and basic Spectrum Planning
• List main LTE radio interface parameters
• Describe LTE Air Interface applied to RF Planning, Design and Optimization
• Understand the LTE RF planning, design and optimization principals
• Understand basics of Frequency Reuse for LTE
• Describe the impact of MIMO on LTE and its planning
• Calculate Link Budgets for LTE using TONEX tools
• List Timing and Synchronization for LTE
• List LTE RF planning and design tools
• Describe the impact of the LTE backhaul in the planning and design process

LTE RF Planning, Design and Optimization Training – Course Syllabus:

Introduction to the RF Planning, Design and Optimization Processes

◾What is RF Planning?
◾Planning for Capacity and/or Coverage
◾Nominal Cell Size
◾Radio Propagation 101
◾Propagation Models
◾Link Budgets 101
◾The Power Law
◾Using a Planning Tool
◾Site Acquisition and Selection
◾Mast Options
◾Nominal Areas for Sites
◾Feedback Loop
◾Detailed Site Design
◾Concrete Canyons
◾High Sites
◾Drive Testing
◾Flat Earth Modeling
◾RF Planning and Tools

LTE Air Interface Overview

◾S-OFDMA (LTE downlink)
◾SC-FDMA (LTE uplink)
◾Number of Subcarriers
◾Symbol Size
◾Subcarrier Types
◾Resource Blocks (RB)
◾UL Allocation
◾Modulation Techniques
◾Error Correction
◾Basic Spectrum Planning in LTE
◾Operating Bands
◾Channel Bandwidths
◾Channel Spacing
◾Guard Band Considerations

LTE RF Link Budget

◾Effective Radiated Power
◾Thermal Noise
◾Noise Figure
◾Ambient Noise
◾Implementation Margin
◾Fast Fading
◾Receive Diversity Gain
◾System Gain and Losses
◾Typical Parameter Values
◾Base Station Antenna Gain
◾Uplink Budget
◾Downlink Budget
◾Data rate (Mbps)
◾Receiver sensitivity (dBm)
◾Interference Margin (dB)
◾Control Channel Overhead (dB)
◾Maximum path loss
◾Propagation (Path Loss) Models
◾Environment : urban, rural, dense urban, suburban, open, forest, water
◾Estimated Number of Sites
◾Neighbor Cell Lists for each site
◾Detailed Coverage Predictions (e.g. Signal Strength (RSRP), Signal Quality (RSRQ) Best CINR, Best Server Areas, Uplink and Downlink Throughput)
◾Sites Coverage by Signal Strength
◾Fine Tuning and Optimization

RF Propagation Models

◾Free Space
◾Okumura Model
◾COST-231 Walfisch-Ikegami Model
◾Stanford University Interim (SUI) model
◾Ray Tracing Model
◾Factors Impacting Propagation Models

Mapping of Path Losses to Cell Sizes

◾Okumura–Hata parameter
◾Urban Indoor
◾Suburban Indoor
◾Rural Indoor
◾Rural outdoor fixed
◾Base station antenna height (m)
◾Mobile antenna height (m)
◾Mobile antenna gain (dBi) 0
◾Slow fading standard deviation (dB)
◾Location probability (%)
◾Correction factor (dB)
◾Indoor loss (dB)
◾Slow fading margin (dB)
◾Cell Size in Km

LTE Capacity Planning

◾Uplink Throughput
◾Capacity and MPR Distributions
◾CINR Distributions
◾MAC Scheduler
◾Antenna Schemas
◾LTE System Spectral Efficiency
◾TDD Capacity
◾Workload Modeling
◾LTE Traffic Planning and Calculations

Practical LTE Planning Considerations

◾Coverage vs. Capacity Planning
◾Coverage in Noise-Limited Cases
◾Definition of average SINR
◾Optimizing LTE system bandwidth for coverage
◾LTE in Interference-Limited Cases
◾Link budget with non-negligible interference: Interference Margin
◾Trade-off between cell range, network load and cell edge throughput
◾Cell range vs. network load, fixed cell edge throughput
◾Network load vs. cell edge throughput, fixed cell range
◾Antenna Systems MIMO Transmission Schemes in LTE
◾Frequency Reuse
◾Timing and Synchronization for LTE
◾Carrier to Interference
◾Noise ratio
◾Inter System Interference
◾Inter technology Antenna Sharing
◾Cell range versus cell edge throughput, fixed network load
◾Frequency-Aware UL/DL Scheduling
◾Example of Measured MIMO Radio Channel
◾Backhaul Capacity Planning

Case Studies, and Hands-on Workshops

◾Creating a brand new LTE network in Johannesburg
◾Planning a LTE network in Hawaii
◾Designing a LTE network in Dubai
◾Link-budget analysis of a LTE network in Frankfurt, Germany
◾Optimization a LTE network in Tokyo

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