Duration: 5 days
GSM Radio Network Planning and Optimization provides a solid understanding of how to design and plan a high quality GSM radio network. The course also covers how to expand the network, techniques to boost capacity, how to lower interference and increase quality in the network. Macro cell planning is emphasised in the course, however planning with micro- and pico-cells is also featured. Furthermore it is discussed how cell-planning tools can enhance the cell planning process and how problems can be solved regarding co-existence with other GSM, WCDMA or LTE systems.
The course outline corresponds to the steps in a network planning process. Along the course, these steps are illustrated by calculation exercises. By performing the exercises, the participants complete their own networks.
-The Access method TDMA
DEFINITION OF NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
THE NEED FOR MODELS
-Frequency planning 4/12, 3/9
-Advanced frequency planning strategies
-Selection of frequency planning strategy
-Channels per cell
-Conversion of channels to Erlang
SELECTING SITE LOCATIONS
-IDLE MODE AND BUSY MODE
-Idle mode procedures
-Handling poor C/N, C/I and C/A
-Handover problems and solutions
-Battery life-time and paging performance
-Tightening the frequency plan
-Example of high capacity network
Who should attend this course?
The target audience is radio engineers, project leaders and others who need to understand the cell planning process and its challenges.
It is advantageous for the participants to have prior knowledge of the GSM system.