LTE – Radio Network Planning (Corporate Only)


This program is designed to cover 4G wireless technology concepts. It introduces LTE technology and LTE Radio network planning and also covers inter-working of LTE with 2G and 3G.


Course Pre-requisites”

The candidates attending the course should have knowledge of 3G/WCDMA technology and should have some practical work experience in mobile telecommunication over any technology.

Course Summary

  • LTE Introduction
  • LTE RF Design Process
  • Antenna Considerations and MIMO concepts
  • Coverage Planning and Link Budgets (tool-based)
  • LTE Inter-working with 2G, 3G

After attending this program, you should be able to :

  • Understand the LTE wireless technology
  • Explain LTE radio channels in the network
  • Prepare link budget on LTE
  • Explain radio network planning principles of LTE
  • Understand interworking of LTE with 2G and 3G

Course Details

LTE/SAE architecture

  • Physical layer
  • Layer 2 & 3
  • Bearer and UE state handling
  • Radio frame for E-UTRA FDD and TDD
  • Reference signals and pilots: RS, P-SS, S-SS, DRS, SRS
  • PHY channels in the downlink: PBCH, PDCCH, PCFICH, PHICH, PDSCH
  • PHY channels in the uplink: PRACH, PUCCH, PUSCH
  • Link-level radio interface simulations

LTE RF Design Process 

  • RF Planning workflow
  • Inputs to and targets for the planning process; expected outputs
  • Coverage and capacity requirements
  • Planning constraints
  • Significant differences in planning for GSM and UMTS

Antenna Considerations and MIMO 

  • Antenna properties – size, gain, beam-width, polarization, front-to-back ratio
  • LTE diversity techniques
  • Spatial multiplexing, single-user and multi-user MIMO
  • Transmission modes and MIMO feedback signaling

Coverage Planning and Link Budgets (tool-based)

  • Link budgets, gains and losses
  • Role of adaptive modulation and coding scheme
  • Requirements for signal-to-noise-and-interference ratio
  • (SNIR) and receiver sensitivity
  • Thermal noise calculations and interference estimation
  • Maximum allowed path loss
  • Impact of normal and extended cyclic prefix
  • Impact of antenna configuration
  • Range determination and site-to-site distance estimation
  • Signal level and best server coverage plots
  • SNIR and spectrum efficiency coverage plots
  • Key measurements: RSSI, RSRP and RSRQ
  • Site sharing options
  • Improving coverage with the use of repeaters

LTE Inter-working with 2G, 3G

  • Roaming
  • Inter-working with 3GPP and non-3GPP networks



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