LTE Cell Planning and Dimensioning

  • 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.

19 – 23 Aug 2024 (Mon – Fri), GMT +08:00
If you are keen on attending the above scheduled course, please register your interest via our course enquiry form.

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
  • Evolution of Cellular Networks
  • 3GPP Releases (Release 99 to Release 8)
  • EPS (E-UTRAN and EPC) Logical Architecture
  • ePS Interfaces
  • EPC (EVOLVED PACKET CORE) Architecture Description
  • SAE/LTE Interfaces – Description
  1. Coverage Planning and Radio Propagation Analysis
  • Propagation Mechanisms, Propagation Models and Cell Range Calculation Methods
  • Frequency Selective Channels
  • Time Dependant Radio Channels
  • Multipath Radio Conditions – Delay, Doppler Spectrum
  • Multi-Antenna Channel Model
  • Macro Cell Propagation Model – Urban Case
  • Macro Cell Propagation Model – Rural Case
  • OFDM Channel Models – ITU Proposal
  • Exercises
  1. LTE Architecture, Channels and Protocols
  • UMTS/HSPA Air Interface Channel Structure
  1. Frequency Planning Principle
  • Channel Allocation
  • Basic Schemes
  • Factional Loading
  • Multiple Reuse Patterns
  • Reuse Partitioning
  1. Uplink/Downlink Link Budget and Simulations
  • Uplink Noise Considerations
  • Uplink Link Budget
  • Uplink Number of Cells Considerations
  • Uplink Coverage Calculations on Cell Edge
  • Downlink Noise Considerations
  • Downlink Link Budget
  • Downlink Number of Cells Considerations
  • Downlink Coverage Calculations on Cell Edge
  1. Capacity Considerations
  • Theoretical Presentation
  • Capacity Loss from Interference
  • Resource Allocation Principles
  • Frequency-planned Systems
  • Reuse-1 with Prioritization
  • Soft Frequency Reuse
  • Reuse Partitioning
  • Frequency Planning and Capacity Parameters
  • Spectrum Utilization Factor
  • Average Uplink/Downlink SINR Calculation
  • Average User Throughput Optimization
  • Indoor Coverage – Interference Cancellation
  • Examples and Discussion
  • Case Studies
  1. Radio Optimization
  • Statistical Counters – Short Description
  • Service Accessibility Description
  • Optimizing Accessibility with Cell Planning Tuning
  • Service Retainability Description
  • Optimizing Service Retainability with Cell Planning Tuning
  • Service Integrity Description
  • Service Integrity Description with Cell Planning Tuning
  • Case Studies
  1. Cell Planning Troubleshooting Principles and Parameters
  • Cell Tuning Principles
  • Interference Measurements
  • Tuning Macro Cell Scenarios
  • Cell Coverage Analysis and Verification Principles
  • Overshooting and Cell Border Analysis
  • Tuning Hot-spot Scenarios
  • GSM-WCDMA Interoperability Measurements
  • Initial Parameter Settings
  • RACH Parameters
  • TAI Settings for Normal and ISR Operation
  • Power Planning Parameters
  • Paging
  1. LTE KPI’s Definitions
  • KPI’s for Accessibility
  • KPI’s for Retainability
  • KPI’s for Integrity
  • KPI’s for Intra and Inter Mobility Performance
  • Case Studies

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

A knowledge of LTE principles and LTE air interface is desired.

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