GSM/GPRS/EDGE RAN Optimization

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  • Course:GSM/GPRS/EDGE RAN Optimization
  • Course ID:EGPRS-OPT Duration:5 days Where: Your Office (7+ Persons)
  • Available as a private, customized course for your group at your offices or ours and in some cases as a WebLive(TM) class.

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Course Outline

  • Principles of Tuning and Optimization: An Introduction
  • Idle Mode Behavior
    • Cell selection parameters
    • Cell reselection parameters
    • Location updating parameters
    • Paging parameters
  • Handover Algorithm: Locating
    • Overview of the algorithm steps
    • Basic ranking procedure
    • Preparation of the candidates list
  • Radio Features and Parameters that Impact the Basic Candidate List
    • Reasons for and discussion of rearranging the basic candidate list
    • Hierarchical cell structure
    • Assignment to other cell
    • Intra cell handover
    • Cell load sharing
    • OL/UL subcells
  • Optimizing the Allocation of Resources
    • Channel administration
    • Channel allocation optimization
    • Adaptive multirate
  • Dynamic BTS/MS Power Control
  • Extending the Network Coverage
    • GSM->UMTS cell reselection
    • GSM->UMTS handover procedure
  • GPRS Optimization and Fine Tuning
    • GPRS idle mode behavior
    • GPRS cell reselection
    • GPRS channel administration
    • GPRS link adaptation
    • EGPRS link quality control
  • Wrap-up: Course Recap and Discussion
Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

GSM/GPRS/EDGE operators worldwide face the challenge of setting the RAN parameters to achieve optimum network performance. Different equipment vendors choose different approaches to solve the same design, optimization, and tuning problems. Different operators make differing architectural and design choices as well, leading to different parameter configurations. To further add to the complexity, an operator may have equipment from multiple vendors. All this makes it difficult to reduce optimization to simple rules of thumb.
In this course, we will study GSM/GPRS/EDGE optimization in all its complexity, including the network parameters for the idle and busy mode of operation, basic and added radio network features and their characteristics, and desired versus actual network performance considering the interaction between the features simultaneously active in a network. The course will conclude with a discussion of real-life design and optimization scenarios.


Customize It!

If you’d like us to focus the course on the specific features and parameters pertinent to your needs, we can do that. We can also tailor it to a particular vendor’s equipment of interest to your company. Additionally, we can design case studies specific to your network that can be the basis for in-class hands-on optimization exercises.

Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

Engineers who have prior experience with GSM, GPRS, and EDGE and wish to learn how to optimize GSM/GPRS/EDGE radio networks.



  • “I'm happy to say that the material presented by the instructor was excellent and his knowledge on the subject extremely remarkable. Equally importantly, the way he delivered the class was very well received by all participants. He kept them very involved; they did not miss a minute of the class. There were many new things learnt; many doubts cleared. The participants regard it as the best training they have ever attended. Everyone was very satisfied. On behalf of SamoaTel, I'd like to thank you and Eogogics very much for providing a course of this quality and an instructor of this experience level. It is fair to say that this class was worth every penny we spent on it.” - Le’uo Alani Faiai, General Manager of Operations & Engineering, SamoaTel Ltd, Samoa