Price: $2,999.00

Length: 3 Days
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Small Cell RF Planing Training, RF Engineering

Small Cell RF planning Training introduces RF planning principles, procedures, techniques and tools  to determine the most effective location, configuration and parameters for small cells. Small cell RFplanning training  are applicable to many deployments including in-door, urban core, and the unique Metro Network to analyze and perform propagation modeling and evaluating small cell RF coverage.

By using RF planning and design principles for small cells and  HetNet deployments, RF engineers can optimize many aspects of small cells such: Automatic Cell Planning (ACP) and small cells spectral efficiency.

RF designers, RF systems engineers, and network engineer will learn how small cell RF planning training can assist them with deployments in LTE to enhance features and services such Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Video over LTE (ViLTE), IoT, M2M, multi-frequency, and carrier aggregation. Learn small cells planning in both  outdoor and indoor environments.


Using TONEX link budget framework and  complementary tools, learn how to use traffic data to model and calculate link budget for small cells, predict the potential negative impact of small cells on other networks, RF planning and design steps, assess how and where problems arise such as handover failures due to signal leakage outside from in-building systems, and validate the design before installation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendees will:

  • Determine the types of small cell for a given coverage, technologies such as WiFi and LTE and service capacity requirements
  • Discuss indoor and outdoor small cell requirements, design, testing and optimization processes
  • Understand indoor and outdoor small cells deployment issues
  • Describe the key aspects of small cell planning and design considerations
  • Utilize traffic models to forecast RF coverage and interference requirements
  • Identify the various components and equipment used in deploying small cells
  • List the requirements and challenges for outdoor and indoor small cells
  • Discuss tools and methods to create as-built documentation
  • Identify the key RF parameters and design targets of small cells
  • List link budget parameters for small cell deployments
  • Calculate small cell link budget using TONEX tools
  • Evaluate the design from third parties
  • Analyze feedback received about the quality of the network
  • Evaluate which are the best MIMO configurations for maximum performance
  • Determine how to effectively plan and design a small cell in a cost effective manner with the highest performance as expected
  • Identify the factors that may impact small cell performance through hands-on exercises and workshops.
  • Identify best practices for the deployment of small cells including project management site survey design, installation and optimizations

Course Content

Small Cell Radio Planning and Network Design

  • What is a Small Cell?
  • Small Cell considerations
  • RF planning and engineering principles
  • Small cell RF design considerations
  • Small cell design principles
  • Small cell radio network planning
  • Radio planning for inside buildings
  • Radio planning for outdoor
  • Network distribution system design
  • indoor radio propagation prediction
  • Evaluate in-building network performance
  • Link Budget for Small Cells
  • Special RF design parameter
  • Cell selection and re-selection
  • Handover in small cells
  • In-building network design and optimization for small cells
  • High capacity indoor-outdoor scenarios
  • Campuses and CBDs (Central Business Districts)
  • Stadiums, airports and stations
  • Inter-cell Interference Coordination (ICIC) and eICIC
  • CoMP (Coordinated Multi Point)
  • Macro-cells and small cells involvements in data transmission
  • Carrier Aggregation (CA) with cross-carrier scheduling

Small Cell Radio Network Planning

  • Small Cell general dimensioning principles
  • RF propagation models for small cell
  • Bandwidth and DL and UL data rates
  • Small cell Dimensioning process
  • Small cell link budget and capacity calculation
  • Control Channel Dimensioning
  • Subscriber and traffic growth scenarios
  • Co-existence and Co-location analysis
  • Adjacent Channel Leakage Ratio(ACLR)
  • Adjacent Channel Selectivity (ACS)
  • Adjacent Channel Interference Ratio (ACIR)

Small Cell Capacity and Coverage Predictions

  • Coverage prediction
  • Coverage and interference
  • Interference analysis and control
  • User throughput
  • Network capacity analysis
  • Indoor planning
  • Small cell parameter configuration
  • PCI planning
  • Neighbor list planning
  • RA Preamble planning
  • Cell selection and reselection parameters
  • Handover parameters

Small Cell Network Modeling and Analysis 

  • Modeling small cell predictions and neighbor allocation
  • Automatic frequency and PCI allocation
  • Frequency and PCI plan analysis
  • Small cell capacity analysis
  • Monte-Carlo simulations
  • Uplink power control
  • Modeling MIMO
  • Reference signal power boost
  • Uplink MU-MIMO
  • Fractional frequency reuse
  • Automatic cell planning
  • Automatic greenfield candidate sites planning
  • Small cell site selection using ACP
  • Optimization using ACP Tool

Small Cell Tuning and Optimization

  • Initial Tuning
  • Optimization of small cell networks
  • Tuning preparation
  • Modeling KPIs
  • Design review process for tuning
  • network testing
  • Site checks
  • Static testing
  • Drive Test Data Features
  • Tuning for coverage improvement
  • Tuning for capacity improvement
  • KPI analysis
  • Accessibility and retainability
  • Integrity and mobility

Workshops and Exercises

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