LTE Planning Considerations

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  • Course:LTE Planning Considerations
  • Course ID:LTEPLAN Duration:4 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

  •  LTE/SAE Introduction
    • Evolution of cellular networks
    • 3GPP Releases (Release 99 to Release 8)
    • EPS (E-UTRAN and EPC) logical architecture
    • EPS interfaces
    • EPC (Evolved Packet Core) architecture
    • SAE/LTE interfaces
  • Radio Interface Principles
    • Channel models
    • BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
    • OFDM:  Principles of operation
    • MIMO system
    • Radio interface techniques:  Uplink/downlink
    • Channel structure
    • Exercises
  • LTE Functionality
    • Idle mode functionality
    • PLMN selection
    • Cell selection process:  Criteria, normal camping
    • Cell reselection evaluation process
    • System information
    • Paging:  DRX for paging
  • Physical Layer Procedures
    • Radio link monitoring
    • Downlink transmission
    • Power control:  Timing adjustments
    • Link adaptation
    • Uplink transmission
    • Random access
    • Preample selection
    • Channel Quality Indication (CQI)
    • Precoding Matrix Indicator (PMI)
    • Rank Indicator (RI)
  • LTE Cell Planning Principles
    • Frequency Planning
      • Channel Allocation
      • Basic schemes
      • Factional loading
      • Multiple reuse patterns
      • Reuse partitioning
    • Capacity considerations
      • Reviewing the theory
      • Capacity loss from interference
      • Resource allocation principles
      • Frequency-planned systems
      • Reuse-1 with prioritization
      • Soft frequency reuse
      • Reuse partitioning
      • Frequency planning and capacity parameters
      • Spectrum utilization factor
      • Examples and discussion
      • Case studies
  • Transmission Planning Issues
    • The IP necessity
    • How is transmission implemented
    • Total-IP solution:  Mobile Packet Backbone Network MPBN
    • Planning considerations
    • Case studies
  • Course Wrap-up: Recap and Discussion


Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

Another one in our series of courses on LTE, this course is focused on the important task of network planning.  In this course, we will undertake an in-depth study of the considerations related to the planning of LTE networks including idle mode behavior, channel conditions, and frequency planning models. The course includes case studies to help you thoroughly understand the capacity planning process.


Customize It!

  • If you lack the necessary prerequisite knowledge of LTE, we can extend the course to five days to include the LTE basics needed to understand the planning issues.
  • Would you like us to focus the course on the particular challenge, say capacity planning or frequency planning, now facing you?  Let us know so we can emphasize the topics most relevant to your needs.
  • If you are a core network engineer charged with expanding the transmission network to accommodate the LTE air interface capacity, we can focus on the considerations that go into the planning of MPBN.


Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

This course is aimed at wireless network designers who have a good understanding of LTE and wish to learn how to plan LTE networks.