3G Benchmarking and Optimization

Network optimization and internet technology digital concept

This is an in-depth and practical training course that explains how to identify, measure and optimize the main problems of today’s UMTS live networks. It provides a solid background for daily 3G work activities covering a wide rage of benchmarking and performance measurements that help to troubleshoot and optimize the 3G networks. 

Key Performance Indicators  (KPIs) and measurements (i.e. throughput measurements, success / failure analysis, handover analysis, etc.) that are not described in the 3GPP documentation but derived through practical experience will be discussed.

  • Technical Managers
  • Development Engineers
  • Radio Network Engineers
  • Anyone who is interested or required to learn about UMTS, how it works and how it is deployed
Instructor-Led Training
[Classroom: 5 days / LIVE Virtual*: 35 hours]
  • A minimum of 5 or more participants are required for a company-based LIVE Virtual course to commence
  • LIVE Virtual courses can be conducted for 5 hours or 7 hours daily. Please note that the number of training days will be extended if you opt for 5 hours daily.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamentals of performance measurement
  • Collect and present statistical data of these measurements
  • Know what the measurement limitations are and how tolerances provide valuable information for validation and evaluation
  • Know how performance measurement is captured and analyzed using software
  • Know which parameters are key to optimize to increase 3G performance

Participants will be trained on state-of-the-art knowledge regarding 3G benchmarking and parameter optimization.

  1. Introduction to 3G Benchmarking
  • Introduction to 3G Performance Measurement
    • KPIs
    • Basic Method to Capture and Filter Performance-Related Data in 3G
    • Basics of PS Call Analysis in 3G
  • Performance Based on Protocol Analysis
    • Protocol Decoding
    • Diversity Combining and Filtering
    • State Transition Analysis
  • Aggregation Levels / Dimensioning
    • SGSN, MSC SRNC, DRNC, CRNC, Node B, Cell Dimensioning, Call / Connection Dimension, UE Dimensions, Radio Bearer Dimensions
  • Benchmarking Data Calculations
    • Sampling
    • Bins
    • The 95th Percentile
    • Distribution Functions
  1. Key 3G Performance Parameters
  • BLER Measurements
    • Uplink
    • Downlink
  • Radio Related Parameters
    • Radio Link Quality Parameters and Flow Control in Iub Frame Protocol (FP)
    • NBAP Common Measurements
    • NBAP Dedicated Measurements
    • RRC Measurements and UE Measurement Abilities
  • Throughput Measurements
  • Transport Channel Usage Ratio
  • Primary and Secondary Traffic
  • Active Set Size Distribution
  • Handover Analysis
  • State Transitions and Channel Type Switching
  • Call Establish Success and Failure Rates
  • Call Drop Rates
  • Cell Matrices
  1. Optimisation of 3G Parameters
  • Optimization of 3G Air Interface Parameters
  • Optimization of 3G Core Network Parameters

It is recommended for participants to have a good knowledge of GSM network performance and 3G fundamentals.

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Duration: Classroom: 5 days / LIVE Virtual: 35 hours
Delivery Format: Virtual Training

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