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GSM Radio Network Planning and Optimization

Course Description

GSM Radio Network Planning and Optimization provides a solid understanding of how to design and plan a high quality GSM radio network. The course also covers how to expand the network, techniques to boost capacity, how to lower interference and increase quality in the network. Macro cell planning is emphasised in the course, however planning with micro- and pico-cells is also featured. Furthermore it is discussed how cell-planning tools can enhance the cell planning process and how problems can be solved regarding co-existence with other GSM, WCDMA or LTE systems.
The course outline corresponds to the steps in a network planning process. Along the course, these steps are illustrated by calculation exercises. By performing the exercises, the participants complete their own networks.

Content

INTRODUCTION
  • Network Architecture
  • The Access method TDMA
  • Logical Channels
DEFINITION OF NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
  • Coverage requirements
  • Capacity
THE NEED FOR MODELS
  • Coverage models
  • Parameter setting
  • Network cost
  • Planning tool
CAPACITY PLANNING
  • Frequency planning 4/12, 3/9
  • Frequency hopping
  • Advanced frequency planning strategies
  • Selection of frequency planning strategy
  • Channels per cell
  • Conversion of channels to Erlang
SELECTING SITE LOCATIONS
  • Planning Tools
  • Site Acquisition
IDLE MODE AND BUSY MODE
  • Idle mode procedures
  • Cell selection
  • Cell re-selection
  • System information
  • Cell parameters
  • Handover algorithms
INITIAL TUNING
  • Antenna direction/tilt
  • Output power
  • Frequency plan
  • Neighbor list
  • Handover parameters
NETWORK OPTIMIZATION
  • Handling poor C/N, C/I and C/A
  • Handover problems and solutions
  • Excessive load
  • Battery life-time and paging performance
INCREASING CAPACITY
  • Features
  • Tightening the frequency plan
  • Micro cells
  • Pico cells
  • Dual band
  • Half-rate
  • Example of high capacity network
CO-EXISTENCE ISSUES
  • GSM 1900/TDMA
  • GSM 900/900
  • GSM 900/1800
  • GSM/WCDMA
  • GSM/LTE

Target audience

The target audience is radio engineers, project leaders and others who need to understand the cell planning process and its challenges.

Pre-requisites

It is advantageous for the participants to have prior knowledge of the GSM system.

Duración del curso

3 days

Precio

2.600 €

Code

WM0060-A

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