HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning and Design Training

Commitment 3 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning and Design Training course covers the network planning of the UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ network covering the CS, PS, and IMS domains. This HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning and Design course is vendor-neutral, thus maximizing the true value of this telecom educational experience for its attendees.

  • 3 days of HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning and Design Training with an expert instructor
  • HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning and Design Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



After completing this HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning and Design Training  course, students will be able to:

  • This course provides you with a comprehensive business and technical foundation in UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ network, migration paths, services, and applications development.
  • We can adapt this HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning and Design Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning and Design course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning and Design course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning and Design course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning and Design Training  course:

  • Ideal Delegates who would benefit from this course would be technical and engineering professionals, specifying, planning and implementing future 3G networks and services: Development Engineers and Technical Managers responsible for 3G systems and products Network Planning Managers, Radio Planners, and System Developers Technical Sales & Marketing personnel

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning and Design Training  course are:


Network Planning
  • Overview of UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ Network
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning
  • GoS / Area coverage
  • RNP planning procedure
  • Preparation -coverage & capacity
  • Offered traffic-cell capacity and coverage estimation
  • Cell capacity estimation – simulations
  • Estimated max cell coverage
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ Network planning process
  • Blocking / Trunking efficiency
  • Cell count
  • Cell count model
  • Offered traffic environments
  • Load factors
  • Estimated cell count
Detailed Network Planning
  • Radio environment characterization
  • Pilot pollution & power
  • Inter-frequency handover
  • Non-uniform traffic
  • Code requirements
  • Control channel planning
  • Soft Handover parameter planning
  • Hierarchical Cell Structures
  • Radio network testing
  • Code Planning
Radio Environment & Microcell Planning
  • Microcell Network Planning
  • SHO design
  • Outdoor / Pedestrian / Vehicular
  • Microcell – Corner effect
  • Indoor / Office Planning
  • HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning and Design Training
Network Dimensioning
  • Channel element planning
  • Coexisting with other networks
  • Intermodulation
  • Adjacent channel interference
  • Uplink simulations
  • UMTS radio carriers
  • Frequency sharing
  • Transmission capacity
  • Co-planning with other networks
  • External operator interference
  • Uplink Calculations (worst case)
  • Planning with adjacent channel interference
  • Actual spectrum allocation
  • Guard bands & zones
Link budgets & range calculations
  • Spectrum efficiency – Uplink & Downlink
  • Eb/No
  • MUD
  • Range calculations
  • Range in unloaded & loaded networks
  • Effect of bit rates on a range
  • Uplink/Downlink budgets
  • Terminal Assumptions
  • Typical UMTS ranges
  • Uplink load factor
  • Noise rise
  • Uplink capacityOverheads
  • Capacity and coverage gains – transmit diversity
  • Coverage improvements
  • C/I Ratio
  • QOS
  • Spectrum efficiency comparisons
  • Link budget calculation template
  • Range extensions with MUD
  • Link budgets and loads
  • Processing gain
  • Link Budget samples
  • Propagation model
  • Downlink load factor
  • Coverage versus capacity
  • Coverage versus different bit ratesDownlink transmits diversity
  • HSPA/HSPA+ Network Planning and Design Training
  • Capacity improvements
Radio Resource Management
  • RRM algorithms
  • Admission control strategy
  • Packet scheduler
  • Micro diversity
  • Power control
  • Fast power control
  • Uplink fast power control
  • Soft handover algorithm
  • Handover decision
  • Admission control
  • Load control (congestion control)
  • Interference margin
  • Macro diversity
  • Open/Closed/Outer and inner loop
  • Improved power control signaling
  • Handover mechanism
  • Handover measurements
  • Handover parameters
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ network Planning Methodologies and Tools
  • Planning methodologies
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • Monte Carlo results in analysis
  • Methodology comparisons
  • Deterministic models
  • Popular microcell models
  • Carrier wave measurements
  • Static simulations
  • Monte Carlo input parameters
  • Sample plots
  • Propagation models
  • Popular macrocell models
  • Mapping data requirements
Traffic Analysis
  • Traffic analysis process
  • Target coverage
  • Sample usage and service offerings
Nominal planning & site selection
  • Nominal planning
  • Initial dimensioning
  • Spreadsheet dimensioning
  • Site selection
  • Recommended antenna heights
  • Flowchart
  • UMTS ranges
  • Site options
  • Bad UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ sites
  • Evaluating traffic requirements
Detailed site design
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ site configurations
  • RX Antennas
  • 4 RX diversity
  • Various configuration coverage increases-siting antennas
  • Antenna tilts
  • System configurations
  • MHA’s
  • TX diversity
  • Isolation requirementsDual system antenna sample
  • Antenna orientation
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