UMTS Planning and Optimization Training

UMTS Planning and Optimization Training

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UMTS Planning and Optimization Training Course by ENO

As UMTS-FDD proliferates worldwide, there’s growing demand for a good, strong UMTS Planning and Optimization Training course on the design and optimization of UMTS networks. We created this UMTS Planning and Optimization Training course to respond to that need.

In this UMTS Planning and Optimization Training course, you will build on your existing knowledge of the UMTS network architecture and operation by learning how to design and optimize a radio network based on the FDD mode of UMTS. We will learn both the user and network equipment protocols. In this UMTS Planning and Optimization Training, we will cover in detail the connection of the FDD RAN to the 3G core and IP networks. We will also study in depth the dimensioning and optimization of both the radio and core network parameters. All in all, the course will help you design UMTS-FDD networks that provide optimum performance for broadband wireless services while also being cost effective.

Duration: 2-3 days

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of UMTS Planning and Optimization Training, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the UMTS Planning and Optimization Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the UMTS Planning and Optimization Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.


After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

Describe the channels and protocols of UMTS-FDD
◾Describe the overall architecture of a UMTS-FDD network
◾Discuss deployment scenarios and radio resource management issues
◾Dimension a UMTS-FDD radio network
◾Define and use the parameters involved in the UMTS-FDD optimization process
◾Design and optimize a UMTS-FDD network for wireless broadband services

UMTS Planning and Optimization Training – Course Outline:

RF Planning and Optimization

◾Overview of the Network Deployment Process
◾Initial Optimization
◾Ongoing Optimization
◾Link Budgets
◾Uplink Link Budgets
◾Downlink Link Budget for CPICH
◾Downlink Link Budget for Various Services (Connected Mode)
◾Uplink and Downlink and Service Comparison

Network Planning Tools

◾Network Planning Tool Inputs
◾Coverage Considerations During Network Planning
◾Interference Considerations During Network Planning
Topology Planning
Parameter Setting and Optimization During Network Planning

RF Optimization

◾Quantitative Optimization
◾Qualitative Optimization
◾Idle Mode Optimization

Capacity Planning and Optimization

◾Basic UMTS Traffic Engineering
◾Capacity Requirements
◾Uplink Capacity Estimation
◾Estimating Downlink Capacity
◾Effect of Video-Telephony and PS Data on Traffic Engineering
◾WCDMA Traffic Engineering and Video-Telephony
◾WCDMA Traffic Engineering and PS Data
◾Multi-Service Traffic Engineering
◾Multi-Service Capacity
◾Uplink and Downlink Capacity Comparison

Capacity Planning

◾Inputs for Capacity Planning.
◾Capacity Planning for the CS Domain
◾Capacity Planning for the PS Domain
◾Capacity Planning with a Network Planning Tool.
◾Microcell Issues

Optimizing for Capacity

◾Coverage and Capacity Tradeoffs
◾Capacity Estimation in a Deployed Network
◾Capacity Monitoring for a Deployed Network

Initial Parameter Settings

◾Physical Layer Parameters
◾Frequency Selection and Management
◾PSC Planning
◾Power Allocation

Intra-Frequency Cell Reselection Parameters

◾Overview of the Intra-Frequency Cell Reselection Procedure
◾List of Intra-Frequency Cell Reselection Parameters
◾Intra-Frequency Cell Reselection Metrics
◾Intra-Frequency Cell Reselection Trade-offs in Idle Mode
◾Intra-Frequency Cell Reselection Parameter Recommendations for Idle Mode
◾Intra-Frequency Cell Reselection in CELL_FACH State
◾Inter-Frequency Cell Reselection Considerations
◾Access Parameter Recommendations

Intra-Frequency Handover Parameters

◾Intra-Frequency Handover Procedure
◾Intra-Frequency Handover Parameters
◾Intra-Frequency Handover Metrics
◾Intra-Frequency Handover Trade-offs
◾Intra-Frequency Handover Parameter Recommendations
◾Inter-Frequency Handover Considerations

Service Optimization

◾KPI and Layered Optimization Approach
◾Principal KPI Definitions
◾Voice Service Optimization
◾Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) Codec
◾AMR Service
◾Call Setup, Events, and Signaling
◾Call Retention Event and Signaling
◾Connection Supervision and Link Quality Indicators
◾Troubleshooting AMR Failures
◾Parameter Optimization
◾Call Quality Metrics and Test Process

Video Telephony Service Optimization

◾Video Telephony and Voice Comparison
◾Video Telephony Test Process and Metrics
◾VT versus AMR Optimization

PS Data Service Optimization

◾PS Data versus AMR Optimization
◾Typical PS Data Applications and QoS Profiles
◾Channel Reconfiguration and Resource Planning
◾Quality Metrics and Test Process
◾PS Data Parameters

Inter-System Planning and Optimization

◾Inter-System Boundary Planning
◾Inter-System Borders
◾Typical Inter-System Scenarios
◾Boundary Determination
◾Inter-System Transition in Connected Mode
◾Inter-System Change Procedures
◾Message Flows and Delays
◾Compressed Mode Issues
◾Compressed Mode Performance Metrics
◾Inter-System Transition in Idle Mode
◾Inter-System Cell Reselection Parameters
◾Optimizing Inter-System Parameters

Additional Inter-System Planning and Optimization Issues

◾Inter-System Handover When More WCDMA Carriers Are Present

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