Course Description :

UMTS Network Planning

Category : Content :
Technology training for Network Operators  

Introduction to W-CDMA

  • Properties of W-CDMA
  • W- CDMA compared to GSM´s TDMA/FDMA
  • Frequency allocation

Physical foundations

  • The frequency range
  • Spread spectum principles
  • The physical channel
  • Channel coding
  • The logical channel
  • Datarates (bit-, chip- and symbolrate)
  • Macro diversity and RAKE
  • Acess control and signaling
  • Power management
  • Synchronisation problems
  • Antennas and their configuration

The Radio Access Network

  • The UTRAN network elements
  • System architecture
  • Open interfaces and used protocols
  • ATM load properties

Services of UMTS

  • Quality of Service
  • Bearer Services, Teleservices

Core Network planning

  • General principles and topological aspects
  • Datarates and bandwith
  • Network node parameters

Radio Network planning

  • downlink power and range
  • uplink synchronity and code orthogonality
  • Spectrum efficiency
  • WCDMA process gain


  • Coverage
  • Cell breathing
  • CS / PS traffic
  • Packet performance
  • Handover load performance

TDMA System Integration

  • 2G System integration
  • GSM site sharing
  • 2.5G System integration
  • GPRS core network considerations

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Course Title :
UMTS Network planning  
Length :
Objective :
The Trainees learn about services, administrative and technical foundations of the GSM System for Mobile Communication.  
Location :  
On´s or customer premises  
Prerequisites :  
Some previous knowledge about GSM systems is necessary  
Audience :  
All technical personnel responsible of UMTS Network planning  
Training Methods :  
Conversational tuition  
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Price :  
Number of Participants :  
12 max    
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