Telecom Network Capacity Planning and Forecasting

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Satisfying the demand is a critical task in any Telecom or IT Service Provider and it is highly important to keep track of how key resources are utilized, how much capacity is left and where this will minimize cost and maximize profit.

In a service sector like telecommunications where sold information transmission units cannot be stored in inventory or back-ordered, having appropriate capacity to fulfil all demand becomes crucial. In order to achieve this goal, not only a well-designed planning system but a sound capacity expansion strategy is necessary.

In this course, capacity planning in a telecommunications network is studied in a systematic way, covering internal capacity planning, external capacity planning, transport, switching, wireless, data, and other aspects of a telecom network.

This training is best suited for the beginners in the field of network planning. It is also suitable for professionals at senior positions like CTOs, CFOs, CMOs, Directors, etc. who have expertise in their particular fields but want to enrich their knowledge to make intelligent and informed decisions related with company business. It is also highly beneficial to Strategy Managers, Finance Managers, Network Engineers, Planning Engineers, and anyone else who is keen to learn about network planning and forecasting

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 training dates via our course enquiry form for us to open a Classroom/LIVE Virtual class schedule for this course.

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.

1. Telecom Planning for Evolving Network Architecture 

  • Overview of Network Planning
  • Service Definition and Forecasting
  • Traffic Characterization
  • Economical Modelling and Business Plans
  • Network Design, Dimensioning and Optimization
  • Data Gathering
  • Network Planning Tools
  • Telecom Infrastructure Planning Standards

2. Internal Capacity Management

  • Capacity Planning and Management of Key Internal and Co-Location Facility Resources at Equipment Sites within a Telecom Network
  • Place and Manage Additional Equipment such as Mains Power
  • Using Configurable Thresholds to provide Immediate Feedback on Resource Utilization and Provision of Alerts and Warnings as Capacity Limits are reached
  • Creations of Reports to Aid Planning, Sales and Regulatory Requirements
  • Floor and Rack Space Management
  • Monitoring of Utilization of Key Resources such as Power and Space

3. External Capacity Management

  • Capacity Planning and Management of Underground Route, Duct and Conduit Space within a Telecom Network
  • Thresholding
  • Utilization Calculation
  • Graphical Reporting
  • Auto-Routing
  • Utilization Reporting

4. Transport Capacity Planning

  • Backbone Bandwidth Capacity and Diversity of Routes
  • DWDM Channels and Coherent Technology
  • Inter-City and Distribution Networks
  • Access Networks
  • GPON and FTTx Planning
  • SDH to OTN and MPLS-TP Migration
  • Forecasting Satellite Channels

5. Switching Capacity Planning

  • Circuit Switching and its Replacement
  • Packet Switching PlanningS
  • Signaling Systems
  • Traffic Calculations and Forecasting
  • Circuit Emulation and Carrier Ethernet
  • QoS Planning
  • Throughput, Latency, Inter-Frame Delay Variations and Frame Loss Ratio
  • Inter-connection with other Services

6. LTE RAN Capacity Planning

  • E-UTRAN Architecture and Protocols
  • Inter-Connectivity with other Mobile Operators
  • Inter-Connectivity with Fixed Telephony System
  • EPS Bearers and QoS
  • Subscriber Traffic Profiling
  • Signalling Event Traffic Modelling
  • Signalling Events and Event Dimensioning 
  • RAN Synchronization Options and Overheads
  • Dimensioning O&M
  • Air Interface Structure and Bandwidth Options
  • Maximum Theoretical Throughput Estimations
  • Dimensioning the RAN for Voice Traffic
  • Planning VoLTE Services
  • CQI and User Plane Traffic Dimensioning
  • Planning for 5G Services

7. Data Networks Planning and Forecasting

  • Broadband Servers
  • AAA Servers
  • Firewalls
  • Switches and Routers 
  • SDN and NFV
  • VoIP
  • Planning for IoT and M2M
  • Planning and Forecasting IP / MPLS Circuit

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

Participants should have some knowledge of telecom basics and business cases.

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