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Certified LTE Radio Planning & Optimisation Professional (5-Day Bootcamp) Programme

Certified LTE Radio Planning & Optimisation Professional (5-Day Bootcamp) Programme

LTE Architecture Review

  • LTE Development
  • The E-UTRAN
    • eNB
    • LTE Uu and X2
  • Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
    • Serving Gateway (SGW)
    • Mobility Management Entity (MME)
    • Packet Data Network Gateway (PGW)
  • UMTS – LTE Inter-working
  • Spectrum Requirements of LTE

LTE Radio Interface

  • Overview of LTE air interface
  • Role of Cyclic Prefix (CP) – (long and short CP)
  • Logical, Transport and Physical channels
  • Reference signals and channel estimation
  • Synchronisation signals
  • LTE synchronization schemes (time and frequency synchronization)
  • Modulation and coding schemes
  • Random access preamble
  • LTE spectrum options
  • LTE system data rates
  • Adaptive modulation and coding
  • Power control

Link Budgets for LTE

  • Defining link budget reference points
    • EiRP, IRL
  • Setting coverage objectives
  • LTE link budget
    • Parameter definitions
    • CINR, Rx Threshold, Noise
    • Worked examples
  • Environmental margins
    • Fading, building, noise rise
  • Determining cell radius from pathloss
  • Propagation models
    • Common empirical and physical models
    • Model comparisons
    • Worked examples
  • UE Radio Measurements
  • Limitations of RSRP and RSRQ for Optimisation
  • Formulation of RSRP and RSRQ Performance Targets
  • LTE Measurement Tools

Coverage Planning

In this section the course will use Mentum Planet to demonstrate coverage planning, this will involve hands-on exercises to demonstrate the planning process and analysis of the prediction output.

  • Setting up the planning project
  • Single frequency network
  • Interference coordination
  • Multiple channel system
  • MIMO
  • Interference analysis
  • Capacity and coverage analysis

eNB Configuration

  • A Context for LTE Optimisation
  • Physical Cell Identifier (PCI)
  • Frequency Allocation
  • Bandwidth Configuration, LTE Frequency Bands
  • Centre Frequencies and EARFCNs
  • SFN or Frequency Plan
  • Interference Mitigation
  • Cyclic Prefix Length
  • Downlink/Uplink Switching in TDD Mode
  • MIMO Options
  • Control Channel Configuration
  • SON Concepts

IDLE Mode Parameters

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

CONNECTED Mode Parameters

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

Capacity Planning for LTE

  • LTE radio interface capacity
  • Factors affecting capacity
  • Setting capacity objectives
  • The EPS Bearer Concept
  • LTE Defined QoS Values
  • Defining a subscriber profile
  • Network design based on capacity

Coverage Optimisation

In this section the course will discuss coverage optimisation and offer a hands on exercises using Capesso from Symena.

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