LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training

Commitment 5 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


This LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training course undertakes an in-depth study of the planning and optimization considerations related to the advanced functionality of LTE and LTE-A networks, including the latest vendor-specific features. It will also help you understand and prepare for performing work related to the early 5G technology networks.

It’s a practical course, taught by experienced engineers, that will utilize case studies based on real-world planning and optimization scenarios to help you thoroughly understand LTE and LTE-A design and performance planning issues. The case studies account for approximately 25% of the total course duration.

  • 5 days of LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training with an expert instructor
  • LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


  • We can tailor the LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training course to your needs by adding/omitting topics and incorporating case studies and data for your network. If you’d like us to focus the course on specific challenges faced by your team, let us know so we can address them in this course at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization 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 LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Upon completing this LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe the architectural structure of LTE/SAE and entity functionality
  • Consider migration to SAE within your network
  • Describe carrier-class MPLS operations
  • Understand how broadband traffic can be carried over existing SDH/SONET
  • Understand the various methods of broadband delivery over fiber
  • Understand the use of PWE3 to deliver existing carrier services over NGN
  • Consider which transport options are valid within your network

The target audience for this LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization course:

  • This is an advanced course aimed at experienced wireless network designers and optimizers who have a good understanding of LTE.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training course are:

  • Prior experience with LTE design and optimization issues.


Day 1 – LTE Idle Mode Functionality Review
  • Cell selection process: Criteria, normal camping
  • Cell reselection evaluation process
  • System information
  • Paging: DRX for paging
  • Related radio features enhancement
Day 1 – Physical Layer Procedures
  • Radio Measurements (3GPP definition)
  • Radio link monitoring
  • Downlink transmission
  • Power control: Vendor Implementation discussions
  • Link adaptation (3GPP basic theory)
  • Uplink transmission
  • Random access
  • Preamble selection
  • Channel Quality Indication (CQI)
  • Precoding Matrix Indicator (PMI)
  • Rank Indicator (RI)
Day 2 – MAC Scheduler
  • Basic MAC scheduler functionality: Vendor basic features
  • Enhanced MAC scheduler performance: Vendor enhancements
  • LTE MAC scheduler and basic Radio Access Network Planning
  • Downlink/Uplink transmission overview
  • LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training
  • Case studies: Checking MAC scheduler performance vs parameters
Day 2- LTE Coverage Planning Principles
  • Coverage considerations
    • Pathloss and Coverage design
    • Basic pathloss formulas (up to 2.6 GHz)
    • Extended pathloss formula for 3.6 GHz TDD
    • Measurement verified formula
    • Coverage design exercises and case
Day 3- LTE and LTE-A Capacity Planning Considerations
  • Frequency planning
    • Channel allocation
    • Basic schemes
    • Factional loading and SON FLP description
  • LTE and LTE-A RAN Design and Optimization Training – Capacity considerations
    • Capacity loss vs. Interference
    • MAC resource allocation principles
    • Configuration parameters vs. capacity design
    • Frequency planning, ICIC, and capacity parameters
    • Enhanced vendor-specific features vs. capacity
    • Examples and discussion
    • Exercises using an Excel-based tool
    • Case studies (mobile network & fixed wireless broadband)
Day-4 LTE Mobility Scenarios
    • Mobility scenario – Vendor specific
      • Intra-LTE mobility
      • IF mobility
      • IRAT mobility
    • LTE and LTE-A Enhanced Radio Features
      • Enhanced features and mobility
      • Enhanced features and radio planning considerations
    • Volte-related mobility – Vendor Specific
      • VoLTE functionality
      • SRVCC and mobility
      • Enhanced VoLTE mobility – Vendor-enhanced features
      • CSFallback vs. RAN planning
    • Case studies related to mobility vs. planning considerations
Day-5 LTE SON Solutions
  • SON mobility solutions – Vendor specific
    • ANR feature description
    • LTE feature enhancements
    • Mobility performance and RAN planning
  • SON interference mitigation
    • LTE radio features enhanced features
    • LTE HetNet solutions
    • LTE beamforming and HetNet solutions
    • HetNet solution and cell planning improvements
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