Metropolitan WiFi

Onsite Training: M2M, WiFi, Bluetooth, Zig Bee, IoT
  • Course:Metropolitan WiFi
  • Course ID:WIFINET 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

  • Introduction
    • Key RF Spectrum Basics:  Licensed and License-Free
    • Review of Important RF Concepts
      • Bandwidth, Data Rate, and Traffic Load
      • LOS and N-LOS
      • TDD and FDD
    • Wireless Network Topology Review
  • Subscriber Applications
    • Real-time Applications
      • Internet Access
      • VoIP
      • Gaming (Interactive)
      • Video Surveillance Systems
      • Video Conferencing Systems
    • Best Effort Applications
      • Email, Data and FTP service
      • Music and Video Download Service
    • QoS/SLA Requirements Impact
  • Network Capacity Planning
    • Calculating Application Traffic Loads
      • Spread Sheets Workshop
    • Back haul Design/Sizing
      • WiMAX
    • Service Performance Measurements
      • Throughput
      • Latency and Jitter
      • Packet Loss
  • Channel Planning
    • Licensed Systems
    • License-free Systems
    • Cellular Network Model
  • Interference Mitigation
    • Licensed System Advantages
    • Spread Spectrum Basics
    • Antenna Pattern and Alignment
    • Self-interference (Co-channel)
    • Foreign Interferer
      • Frequency Coordination
  • RF Coverage Planning
    • What Is the Required Service Area
    • Point-to-Multipoint
      • Terrain Databases
    • Point-to-Point
      • Terrain Survey
      • On-line Tool
    • Link Budget Analysis
      • Spread Sheets Workshop
  • Indoor System Design
    • Unique Issues
    • Design Tools
  • Site Survey Techniques and Tools
    • GPS, etc.
    • Spectrum Analysis
    • Documentation
  • Mesh Technology
    • Why Mesh Is Important
      • Self-forming
      • Self-healing
    • How Mesh Works
      • Bridging
      • Repeating
      • Routing
      • Algorithms
    • Single Radio/Multiple Radio
      • The Technical Differences
      • Which Mesh Do You Need
      • Integrated and Non-integrated Solutions
    • Pros and Cons
    • Mesh Vendor Comparisons
      • Ecosystem
    • A Real Network Deployment Example
  •  Wrap-up
    • Questions and Review
Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

WiFi networks, from small hotspots to large metropolitan systems, are becoming increasingly common in technically advanced and developing countries alike. The technology is extremely adaptable in terms of capacity and application and is often lowest cost solution to providing broadband services. For anyone involved with telecommunication and information technology, understanding this technology is a fundamental requirement.

In this course, you will learn the techniques required to design wireless wide-area networks for optimal coverage, capacity, and quality of service for the subscribers’ applications. We will begin by discussing how the determination of coverage and capacity requirements begins with understanding when, where, how, and why your subscribers will use the network. This will be followed by a comprehensive discussion of the network design methodologies. We will conclude with a discussion of the tools and techniques for managing the network and maintaining a high-quality subscriber experience.


Customize It!

We can customize this course to the backgrounds and needs of your audience at little to no added expense. We can tailor the topics covered and the “tech level” of this course to suit the needs of varied audiences such as WiFi network designer and technicians, equipment or application designers, business managers, or marketing/sales personnel.


Learn How To

  • Understand the key application factors that impact capacity requirements
  • Use engineering techniques to design for optimum RF coverage
  • Use engineering techniques for system capacity planning
  • Perform WiFi channel planning and interference mitigation
  • Understand mesh technology and mesh network performance
  • Design point-to-point links
  • Conduct site surveys for best engineering practices
Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

Those with some prior experience in the design of WiFI systems who need an advanced course on the design and deployment of metropolitan WiFi networks.



Some prior exposure to wireless in general and WiFi in particular will be helpful.

  • “Benefitted from bandwidth design for application support and the tools and spreadsheets for design. The instructor has great experience in RF. The participant handbook is a good guide to what we learned in the class.” – Project Engineer, Major Government Lab in Latin America