LTE Cell Planning and Dimensioning


This course introduces participants to the Long Term Evolution (LTE) or 4G cellular network. It will first explain the radio channel conditions, RF propagation and frequency planning. Next, the practical issues on air interface that can be resolved by OFDM/MIMO will be covered. Link budgets, cell edge and capacity coverage principles will also be described in detail. Attention will also be given to post processing techniques like KPI analysis and troubleshooting.

All in all, the various techniques covered in this course will equip participants with the necessary knowledge in handling post processing tools and developing ideas which are useful to optimise radio access network with real network traffic.

  • Mobile Networks Engineers who wish to gain knowledge about LTE planning and optimizing principles
  • Radio Network Planners who wish to learn more about the e-UTRAN
  • Multimedia Engineers who wish to learn the concepts and theory of LTE-SAE that transports services to the users
Instructor-Led Training
[Classroom: 5 days / LIVE Virtual*: 35 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.

There are no upcoming course dates currently scheduled for this course. If you are keen on attending this course, please register your interest and indicate your preferred start/end training dates via our course enquiry form for us to open a Classroom/LIVE Virtual class schedule for this course.

This course is designed to accommodate the earlier versions of mobile access technologies such as UMTS and GPRS and prepare participants for LTE and VoLTE implementation.

Cell dimensioning in an LTE network is critical due to the different types of services that can be offered by LTE. By attending this course, participants will learn how to calculate link budgets and undertake cell planning for users in the cell edge (under worst case scenario).

Network interference is also a critical factor to be considered and therefore needs to be account for in the throughput calculation and frequency planning with the scheduler performance. By mastering such techniques, participants will learn how to improve throughput optimization and end-user experience.

  1.   Introduction to LTE / SAE
  2.   Coverage Planning and Radio Propagation Analysis
  3.   LTE Architecture, Channels and Protocols
  4.   Frequency Planning Principle
  5.   Uplink / Downlink Link Budget and Simulations
  6.   Capacity Considerations
  7.   Radio Optimization
  8.   Cell Planning Troubleshooting Principles and Parameters
  9.   LTE KPI’s Definitions

Knowledge of LTE principles and LTE air interface is desired.

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Duration: Classroom: 5 days / LIVE Virtual: 35 hours
Level: Virtual Training

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