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LTE Radio Planning & Optimisation

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Course Overview

This 5-day technical programme covers the principles and execution of LTE radio planning and optimisation.

The programme begins with explaining the time and frequency domain of structures and goes on to cover those aspects of the LTE radio interface that will have an impact on coverage and capacity. Typical models are discussed and compared, and full link budget and radius predictions are carried out. To support the link budget and modelling techniques, as well as apply the learning in an industry-leading software package, Mentum Planet is used to demonstrate and analyse the LTE radio planning process. We also model and analyse typical LTE deployments, discussing the major variables and discuss LTE implementation options in detail, while also looking at various KPIs that can be used to calculate network performance.

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Why Choose This Course?

Course Benefits

  • Single focus on the effective planning and optimisation of LTE networks
  • Hands-on certification that includes the use of case studies
  • Learn to capacity plan with capacity modelling techniques
  • Discover how to optimise coverage using industry-leading software tools

Who is it for?

  • CTO’S
  • RAN Managers
  • Radio Network Planners

Programme Modules

  • LTE Architecture Review
  • LTE Radio Interface
  • Link Budgets For LTE
  • Coverage Planning
  • Enb Configuration
  • Idle Mode Parameters
  • Connected Mode Parameters
  • Capacity Planning For LTE
  • Coverage Optimisation
  • KPIs used to measure network performance

Learning Outcomes

Benefits for the Individual

  • Plan an effective LTE network, understanding the impact of major capacity and coverage issues and the different technology choices available
  • Plan and facilitate advanced technology projects with higher competency levels bringing operational efficiencies, cost savings, and time-to- market advantage
  • Learn to use capacity modelling techniques to determine the overall system capacity and plan for future network expansion

Benefits for your Organisation

  • Fully understand and calculate LTE link capacity under different radio channel conditions as well as build and calculate detailed LTE link budgets for both Rural and Urban areas
  • Compare and select typical propagation models used to predict cell range for LTE radio links
  • Discover eNB configuration parameters and the impact on the planning and optimisation process

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Programme Details

Module 1

LTE Architecture

  • LTE Development
  • Evolved Packet Core
  • Spectrum Requirements

Module 2

LTE Radio Interface

  • Overview of fLTE Air Interface
  • LTE Spectrum Options
  • LTE System Data rates

Module 3

Link Budgets for LTE

  • Defining Link Budget reference Points
  • LTE Link Budget
  • LTE Measurement Tools

Module 4

Coverage Planning

  • Demonstrate coverage planning with Mentum Planet
  • Planning Project
  • Capacity & Coverage Analysis

Module 5

ENB Configuration

  • A context for LTE optimisation

Module 6

Idle Mode Parameters

  • PLMN selection
  • Cell selection
  • Cell reselection
  • RACH procedure

Module 7

Connected Mode Parameters

  • Intra-LTE handovers
  • IRAT handovers
  • Neighbour cell concepts in LTE
  • Power control
  • Timing advance

Module 8

Capacity Planning For LTE

  • LTE radio interface capacity
  • Factors affecting capacity & setting objectives
  • The EPS Bearer Concept
  • Defining a subscriber profile
  • Network design based on capacity

Module 9

Coverage Optimisation

  • Identifying optimisation targets
  • Managing optimisation processes
  • Running optimisations
  • Analysing optimisation results

Module 10

KPIs Used to Measure Network Performance

  • Network State Metrics
  • Interoperability
  • Packet Statistics
  • Network state metrics and KPIs
  • Real-Time actionable Metrics for LTE-A
  • Smart Metrics
  • Quality over Quantity

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