Indoor Design and Planning for Mobile Networks

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This course presents up-to-date information on the LTE/NR standard. Participants will learn about practical performance and deployment issues specific to the LTE NR and indoor design standards. They will also learn about the processes, procedures, and protocols followed in the indoor design process.

This course is designed for Engineers and Managers responsible for the planning, design, and operation of LTE/NR networks and indoor design services.

Instructor-led Training


  • Classroom: 3 days 
  • LIVE Virtual*: 21 hours
  • A minimum of 6 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.

13 – 15 May 2024 (Mon – Wed), GMT +08:00
If you are keen on attending the above scheduled course, please register your interest via our course enquiry form.

This course will enable participants to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of LTE/NR networks and their architectural components
  • Recognize the significance of LTE/NR technology and its associated advancements in delivering enhanced indoor coverage solutions
  • Establish connections between the technological capabilities of LTE/NR networks and the strategic implementation of indoor antenna systems
  • Build a comprehensive indoor coverage design process, including practical case studies and planning methodologies, ultimately leading to the creation of detailed project reports
  1. Overview
  • Why Indoor Network?
    • Significance of Enhanced Indoor Coverage in LTE/NR Networks
    • Addressing In-Building Connectivity Challenges
    • Demand for Seamless Indoor Experience
    • Importance of High Indoor Frequency Reuse
  • Typical High Traffic Indoor Location
    • Commercial Buildings and Offices
    • Shopping Centers and Malls
    • Hospitality Industry (Hotels, Restaurants)
    • Transportation Hubs (Airports, Train Stations)
    • Entertainment Venues (Stadiums, Arenas)
  1. Indoor Antenna Systems
  • Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)
    • Selecting Antennas for Optimal Coverage
    • Height Considerations for Minimizing Desensitization
  • Leaky Cable
    • Characteristics and Applications
    • Uniform Coverage Creation with Cylindrical Field
    • Enabling Coverage in Hard-to-Reach Areas
    • Horizontal and Vertical Installation Options
  • Optical Fiber Solutions
    • Single Mode Fiber Characteristics
    • Ultra-Pure Glass for Efficient Transmission
    • Low Loss Signal Distribution
    • Choosing the Right Fiber Type
  • Integration of Radio Systems
    • Shared Indoor System for Multi-Band Multi-Operator Coverage
    • Addressing Space and Equipment Challenges
    • Ensuring Fair Environment for All Operators
  1. Link Budget Analysis
  • Calculating Link Budget for LTE/NR Networks
  • Propagation Models
  1. Advanced Solutions for Indoor Coverage
  • Integrated Radio System Architecture
    • Accommodating Multiple Bands and Operators
    • Simplifying Infrastructure and Utilizing Space Effectively
  • Point of Interconnect (POI) Criteria
    • Understanding Insertion Loss, Power Handling, and Return Loss
    • Isolation and Inter-Modulation Considerations
  • Techniques for Inter-Modulation Minimization
    • Avoiding Active Elements and Ensuring Isolation
    • Utilizing Band Pass Filters to Reduce IM Products
  1. Amplifiers and Repeaters
  • Amplifier Gain and Output Power Rating
    • Understanding Gain and Output Signal Level
  • Noise Figures and Carrier-to-Noise Ratio (C/N)
  • Repeaters for Indoor Coverage
    • Band-Selective and Channel-Selective Repeaters
    • Repeater Applications and Considerations
  1. Indoor Positioning and Mapping
  • Indoor Positioning Techniques
    • Incorporating LTE/NR Signaling for Indoor Positioning
    • Utilizing Time Stamps and Signal Strength Data
  • Creating Indoor Maps and Co-ordinates
    • Mapping Walking Paths and Turning Points
    • Markers for Path Planning and Co-ordinate Determination
  1. Tools for Indoor Planning
  2. Indoor Rules
  • Safety
  • International Safety Norm
  • Minimum Distance required from Tx Antennas
  • Basic Rules for Indoor Small Cell Location Planning
  • HetNets Rules

Note: A Certificate of Completion will only be issued upon achieving at least 75% attendance for the course.

A basic knowledge of wireless, IP and data communication technology is recommended.

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