GSM Planning (TK213)


Prerequisites Participant should have advanced knowledge about GSM network
design and functions. GSM network elements course is highly recommended
Target groups Personnel involved in planning and building a GSM network
Duration 4.0 days
Course content Planning process
 
  • Preparing a planning project
  • Planning targets
  • Planning steps


Coverage planning

  • Basics of radio wave propagation
  • Diversity
  • Environments Types
  • Free space propagation model
  • Okumura-Hata Model
  • Walfish–Ikegami Model
  • Knife-edge Model
  • COST 231 Walfish–Ikegami Model
  • COST 231 Okumura-Hata Model
  • Link Budget Calculation
  • Fading
  • Pathloss
  • Location probability
  • Increasing coverage


Capacity planning

  • Introducing traffic theory
  • Quality and grade of service
  • Erlang-B model
  • Erlang-C model
  • Calculating the traffic volume
  • SDCCH planning
  • TCH planning
  • Increasing capacity


Frequency planning

  • Cellular concept in GSM network
  • Frequency plan in GSM network ( FDD/FDMA/TDMA)
  • Interference and adjacencies
  • Frequency reuse and reuse pattern
  • Frequency hopping


Optimizing

  • Drive test
  • Key performance indicator
  • Power control
  • Discontinuous transmission and voice activity detection
  • Codec planning
  • Antenna tilt
  • Sectorization of the cell
  • Hierarchical cell structure