UMTS Planning and Optimization Training

Commitment 2 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


In this UMTS Planning and Optimization Training course, you will build on your existing knowledge of the UMTS network architecture and operation by learning how to design and optimize a radio network based on the FDD mode of UMTS. We will learn both the user and network equipment protocols. We will cover in detail the connection of the FDD RAN to the 3G core and IP networks. We will also study in depth the dimensioning and optimization of both the radio and core network parameters. All in all, the course will help you design UMTS-FDD networks that provide optimum performance for broadband wireless services while also being cost-effective.

  • 2 days of UMTS Planning and Optimization Training with an expert instructor
  • UMTS Planning and Optimization Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



Upon completing this UMTS Planning and Optimization Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe the channels and protocols of UMTS-FDD
  • Describe the overall architecture of a UMTS-FDD network
  • Discuss deployment scenarios and radio resource management issues
  • Dimension a UMTS-FDD radio network
  • Define and use the parameters involved in the UMTS-FDD optimization process
  • Design and optimize a UMTS-FDD network for wireless broadband services

Customize this UMTS Planning and Optimization course to your specific needs at little-to-no additional cost. We offer distinct versions of this course tailored for audiences such as:

  • Network design and optimization engineers
  • Equipment or application designers
  • Less technical audiences such as managers, business planners, marketing specialists, and analysts

The target audience for this UMTS Planning and Optimization Training course:

  • Those with a UMTS background who wish to learn more about UMTS-FDD network design and optimization techniques.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this UMTS Planning and Optimization Training course are:


RF Planning and Optimization
  • Overview of the Network Deployment Process
  • Initial Optimization
  • Ongoing Optimization
  • Link Budgets
  • Uplink Link Budgets
  • Downlink Link Budget for CPICH
  • Downlink Link Budget for Various Services (Connected Mode)
  • Uplink and Downlink and Service Comparison
Network Planning Tools
  • Network Planning Tool Inputs
  • Coverage Considerations During Network Planning
  • Interference Considerations During Network Planning
  • Topology Planning
  • Parameter Setting and Optimization During Network Planning
RF Optimization
  • Quantitative Optimization
  • Qualitative Optimization
  • Idle Mode Optimization
Capacity Planning and Optimization
  • Basic UMTS Traffic Engineering
  • Capacity Requirements
  • Uplink Capacity Estimation
  • Estimating Downlink Capacity
  • Effect of Video-Telephony and PS Data on Traffic Engineering
  • WCDMA Traffic Engineering and Video-Telephony
  • WCDMA Traffic Engineering and PS Data
  • Multi-Service Traffic Engineering
  • Multi-Service Capacity
  • Uplink and Downlink Capacity Comparison
UMTS Planning and Optimization Training – Capacity Planning
  • Inputs for Capacity Planning.
  • Capacity Planning for the CS Domain
  • Capacity Planning for the PS Domain
  • Capacity Planning with a Network Planning Tool.
  • Microcell Issues
Optimizing for Capacity
  • Coverage and Capacity Tradeoffs
  • Capacity Estimation in a Deployed Network
  • Capacity Monitoring for a Deployed Network
Initial Parameter Settings
  • Physical Layer Parameters
  • Frequency Selection and Management
  • PSC Planning
  • Power Allocation
Intra-Frequency Cell Reselection Parameters
  • Overview of the Intra-Frequency Cell Reselection Procedure
  • List of Intra-Frequency Cell Reselection Parameters
  • Intra-Frequency Cell Reselection Metrics
  • Intra-Frequency Cell Reselection Trade-offs in Idle Mode
  • Intra-Frequency Cell Reselection Parameter Recommendations for Idle Mode
  • Intra-Frequency Cell Reselection in CELL_FACH State
  • Inter-Frequency Cell Reselection Considerations
  • Access Parameter Recommendations
Intra-Frequency Handover Parameters
  • Intra-Frequency Handover Procedure
  • Intra-Frequency Handover Parameters
  • Intra-Frequency Handover Metrics
  • Intra-Frequency Handover Trade-offs
  • Intra-Frequency Handover Parameter Recommendations
  • Inter-Frequency Handover Considerations
Service Optimization
  • KPI and Layered Optimization Approach
  • Principal KPI Definitions
  • Voice Service Optimization
  • Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) Codec
  • AMR Service
  • Call Setup, Events, and Signaling
  • Call Retention Event and Signaling
  • Connection Supervision and Link Quality Indicators
  • Troubleshooting AMR Failures
  • Parameter Optimization
  • Call Quality Metrics and Test Process
Video Telephony Service Optimization
  • Video Telephony and Voice Comparison
  • Video Telephony Test Process and Metrics
  • VT versus AMR Optimization
PS Data Service Optimization
  • PS Data versus AMR Optimization
  • Typical PS Data Applications and QoS Profiles
  • Channel Reconfiguration and Resource Planning
  • Quality Metrics and Test Process
  • PS Data Parameters
Inter-System Planning and Optimization
  • Inter-System Boundary Planning
  • Inter-System Borders
  • Typical Inter-System Scenarios
  • Boundary Determination
  • Inter-System Transition in Connected Mode
  • Inter-System Change Procedures
  • Message Flows and Delays
  • Compressed Mode Issues
  • Compressed Mode Performance Metrics
  • Inter-System Transition in Idle Mode
  • Inter-System Cell Reselection Parameters
  • Optimizing Inter-System Parameters
Additional Inter-System Planning and Optimization Issues
  • Inter-System Handover When More WCDMA Carriers Are Present
  • Inter-System Triggered for Capacity Reasons
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