LTE Radio Planning

As many service providers continue to enhance their 4G coverage, this course provides a fundamental understanding of the factors which must be considered as part of the planning process. Topic areas include the overall network design process, factoring in the QoS demands associated with different services. The basics of LTE radio propagation are also outlined, including considerations for LTE antenna design. Coverage and capacity planning are tracked in detail, before concluding with a synopsis of small cells and finally optimization.
This course will contain the following sections:


  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Introduction to Planning
  • Initial Planning
  • Detailed Planning
  • Optimization
  • Key Parameters
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • LTE Services
  • QoS Attributes
  • Managing QoS
  • Interworking Services with GERAN/UTRAN
  • Key Parameters
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • E-UTRA Frequencies
  • Propagation Principles
  • Propagation Models for LTE
  • Radio Coverage Planning
  • Gains/Losses, Link Budgets
  • Configuring Planning Tool
  • Activity
  • Excel Physical Cell Capacity and Site Dimensioning
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Antenna Options
  • Mutli-Band Options
  • Antenna vs Transmission Modes
  • Practical Antenna Options
  • Key Parameters
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Coverage vs Capacity
  • LTE Link Budget
  • Key LTE Coverage Plots
  • RSRP, RSRQ, Bearers, etc
  • Targets and Assumptions
  • Practical Planning
  • Activity
  • Excel Link Budget Exercise
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Capacity Planning
  • Practical Targets
  • Cell and eNB Throughput
  • Factors Impacting Capacity
  • Planning Tool Simulations
  • Configuring Planning Tool
  • Activity
  • Excel Physical Cell Capacity and Site Dimensioning
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • What are Small Cells?
  • Impact of small cells
  • Coverage and Capacity
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • KPI’s
  • Practical Targets
  • Coverage Optimization
  • Capacity Optimization
  • Key Parameters
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Duration 12 hours
CPD Learning Credits 12

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