Event Date/Time: Mar 17, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 18, 2011
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Course overview
Designed mainly for engineers and managers working on the planning and deployment of UMTS/HSPA radio networks, this course provides an appreciation of the issues and design procedures that need considering when planning a UMTS/HSPA radio network.

Planning concepts and procedures are examined, with specific emphasis on the requirements of the 3G (UMTS R99, HSDPA and HSUPA) radio network, including capacity and coverage, the use of link budgets, traffic modelling and quality of service, cell planning and optimisation, and the use of planning tools. A comparison is made with GSM radio planning techniques.

Why should you attend this course?
Delegates who complete this 2-days technology programme will be able to:

•Describe the key concepts that affect performance of a UMTS/HSPA radio system
•List the main procedures used for 3G radio planning and identify three main differences between UMTS/HSPA and GSM radio planning requirements
•Describe the complex relationship between Capacity, Coverage and Quality within the UMTS R99 radio network
•Describe the impact on this relationship through the introduction of the HSDPA and HSUPA technology extensions
•List the major components of the UMTS R99 Radio Link Budget
•List the additional components into the Radio Link Budget through introduction of the HSDPA and HSUPA technology extensions
•Relate basic traffic modelling parameters to QoS requirements in the radio network
•Use a flow chart to represent the UMTS/HSPA Cell Planning & Optimisation process, and describe each stage in terms of its function and operation
•Better appreciate the complexity of UMTS/HSPA Radio Site Selection and relate the processes to the less complex requirements of GSM
•Describe the use of Radio Planning Tools in the overall UMTS/HSPA radio planning process.

•“Fundamentals of 3G Radio Planning” is suitable for delegates who have knowledge of the UMTS R99 system architecture at least at an introductory or basic level
•It is an advantage if the delegate has GSM radio planning experience