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Course Catalogue

Competence Development and Training Services

Technology Courses

Author: Adam Moore


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Contents

1 Portfolio Overview ...............................................................................................................3


1.1 Fundamental Courses ................................................................................................3
1.2 GSM Courses .............................................................................................................3
1.3 UMTS Courses ...........................................................................................................3
1.4 LTE Courses ...............................................................................................................3
1.5 Backhaul Courses .......................................................................................................4
2 Portfolio Overview Maps (recommendation only) ...............................................................4
2.1 GSM/UMTS/WiMAX RAN ...........................................................................................4
2.2 LTE RAN .....................................................................................................................5
2.3 BACKHAUL ................................................................................................................5
3 Course Summaries ..............................................................................................................7
3.1 Fundamental Courses ................................................................................................7
3.2 GSM Courses .............................................................................................................8
3.3 UMTS Courses ........................................................................................................ 11
3.4 LTE Courses for Engineers ..................................................................................... 15
3.5 Backhaul Courses .................................................................................................... 21

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1 Portfolio Overview
These trainer-led, classroom-based theory courses are designed for a maximum
of 10 people with course durations ranging between 1 and 5 days. These tried
and tested courses are a must for engineers or managers who need to stay
abreast of current evolving technologies, whilst broadening their overall
knowledgebase. Some of these courses involve the optional use of AIRCOM’s
product portfolio to further your understanding.

1.1 Fundamental Courses


K100 Telecom fundamentals for non-technical-staff
K101 Telecom fundamentals for engineers
K102 Telecom fundamentals for OPTIMA users

1.2 GSM Courses


K011 GSM technology for engineers
O016 GSM network pre-launch optimisation
O017 GSM network post-launch optimisation
P013 GSM cell planning principles
P014 GSM applied radio network planning
P015 GPRS planning and optimisation

1.3 UMTS Courses


K021 UMTS FDD technology for engineers
O046 UMTS FDD network pre-launch optimization
O056 UMTS FDD network post launch optimization
P024 UMTS planning principles
P025 UMTS FDD applied radio network planning
P030A UMTS/HSPA planning, dimensioning and optimisation using ASSET
P035 UMTS/HSPA troubleshooting and optimisation

1.4 LTE Courses


K025 LTE technology for engineers
K037 LTE for radio network managers
K039 SON and Advanced LTE
K040 LTE measurement reports
K045 Designing high capacity cells for hotspot areas
P027 LTE applied planning
P042 PCI & PRACH planning
P028A LTE planning, dimensioning and optimisation using ASSET
P028B LTE planning, dimensioning and optimisation

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P034 LTE cell planning principles


P036 LTE troubleshooting and optimisation
A202 Aircom accredited LTE planning and optimisation engineer

1.5 Backhaul Courses


T013 Microwave link planning
T029 Next generation transmission planning for UMTS and LTE/EPC
networks
T030 Backhaul transmission fundamentals for mobile networks

2 Portfolio Overview Maps (recommendation only)


Our courses are designed so they can be taken as standalone courses or link
up to form a development route. The below diagrams give you an overview of the
recommended course routes. We have split the courses into 3 levels to give you a
guide on where to start in the portfolio depending on your background and
experience.
Note: Solid boxes below are Technology courses and those in dotted are further
option if you have ours products.

2.1 GSM/UMTS/WiMAX RAN

LEVEL 3 – TROUBLESHOOTING &


Experienced PLANNING & DIMENSIONING OPTIMISATION
Engineer with P030A UMTS/HSPA with ASSET (3 days) P035 - UMTS/HSPA
good 3G P030B UMTS/HSPA without ASSET (2 Days) Includes Signalling, Parameters and
knowledge Mastering KPI’s (4 days)

LEVEL 2 TOOL USER


Engineer with APPLIED PLANNING PRE LAUNCH POST LAUNCH
P014 – GSM (3 days) OPTIMISATION OPTIMISATION E101,E109
Intermediate E203,E117,E111
P015 - GPRS (2 days) O016 – GSM (2 days) O017 – GSM (2 days)
understanding of P025 – UMTS (3 days) ASSET GSM, UMTS,
O046 – UMTS (2 days) O056 – UMTS (3 days)
2G/3G WiMAX
E110 - ENTERPRISE
Admin
E126 - ARRAYWIZARD
LEVEL 1 E104 - ILSA
Engineer with TELECOMS CELL PLANNNING TECHNOLOGY FOR E140 – SONORITY
Limited/No FUNDAMENTALS PRINCIPLES ENGINEERS E116 ADVANTAGE
Working K101 - For Engineers P013 GSM (2 days) K011-GSM (2days) E125 ASSET ACP
E165 CAPESSO
Knowledge in (3 days) P024 UMTS (2 days) K021-UMTS (2 days)
E151, E152 I-VIEW LIVE
2G/3G PLAN

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2.2 LTE RAN


LTE
LEVEL 3 TROUBLESHOOTING OTHER Lv3
LTE PLANNING & SON &
Experienced PCI & PRACH & OPTIMISATION COURSES
DIMENSIONING ADVANCED K045- Designing
Engineer with PLANNING P036 - Includes
P028A - with ASSET (5 Days) LTE High Capacity cells
good LTE P042 – (2 days) Signalling, Parameters
P028B – without ASSET (4 Days) K039 - (2 says) for Hotspot Areas
understanding and Mastering KPI’s
(5 days) (1 day)
K040 - LTE
Measurement
Reports (1 day)
LEVEL 2 APPLIED
TECHNOLOGY FOR TOOL USER
Engineer with PLANNING
ENGINEERS E111- ASSET for LTE
good background P027- LTE
K025 – LTE (2 days) (3 days)
but new to LTE (2 days)

LEVEL 1
OTHER Lv1
Engineer with CELL PLANNING
COURSES
limited/no working PRINCIPLES
K035 - LTE for Managers
knowledge in P034 - LTE (2 days)
(½ day)
LTE

ACCREDITATION
COURSES
A202 AIRCOM Accredited
LTE Planning and
Optimisation Engineer
(5 days inc exam)

2.3 BACKHAUL

LEVEL 3
Experienced ADVANCED COURSES
Engineer with TRX T029 – Next Generation Transmission Planning for
planning UMTS & LTE/EPC Networks Coming Soon
experience

LEVEL 2 TOOL USER


MICROWAVE
Engineer with TRX E106 CONNECT
LINK PLANNING Tool User
planning
T013 - (2 days)
experience (3 days)

LEVEL 1
TELECOMS BACKHAUL
Engineer with
FUNDAMENTALS TRANSMISSION
limited/no working
K101 - For Engineers FUNDAMENTALS
knowledge in TRX
(3 days) T030 - (2 days)
planning

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3 Course Summaries
3.1 Fundamental Courses

Title Telecoms fundamentals for non-technical staff


Code K100
Duration 2 days
Level For non-technical staff
Designed For
Any person wanting to learn the basics or have a refresher of mobile
communications basics
Prerequisites
None
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Have a good understanding of the History of Telecoms
 Have a good understanding of how mobiles work and are able to picture how a
call goes through the RF and core areas of a mobile network
 Have a good understanding of the mobile market place.
 Understand the difference and development of 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G
technologies and how this affects the end user.
 Look into the future 5G.
 Understand the key terms the industry uses.

Title Telecoms fundamentals for engineers


Code K101
Duration 3 days
Level 1
Designed For
Any engineer wanting to learn the basics or have a refresher of mobile
communications
Prerequisites
None
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Have a good understanding behind the history of Telecoms
 Have a good understanding how mobiles works and be able to picture how a
call goes though the RF and core areas of a GSM network.
 Have a good understanding of the mobile market place.
 Understand the difference and development of 2G (GSM), 3G(UMTS) and
4G(LTE) technology and how this effects the industry and the end user.
 Understand of the basics of how to plan and optimize a network.
 Understand a number of key terms that the industry uses.

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Title Telecom fundamentals for Optima users


Code K102
Duration 2 Days
Level 1
Designed for:
Engineers starting out with OPTIMA want a better understanding of the basics of
mobile and performance monitoring. This includes common KPI’s on UMTS/LTE
networks and common counters on SDH systems.
Prerequisites:
An engineering background is recommended.
At the end of course delegates will able to:
 Have a basic understanding on the UMTS (3G) network architecture
 Have a basic understanding on the LTE network architecture.
 Have a basic understanding of the common KPI’s for mobile networks
 Have a basic understanding of a transmission network
 How do you performance monitor a transmission network
 Have a basic understanding of counters and KPI’s in a transmission network

3.2 GSM Courses


Title GSM technology for engineers
Code K011
Duration 2 days
Level 1
Designed For
Designed for engineers who require a good understanding of GSM
Prerequisites
None
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Be familiar with the development of 2G mobile systems
 Describe the architecture of a GSM network (BSS and NSS)
 Appreciate the main services provided within a GSM network
 Understand the various facets of the GSM air interface including, access
structures, frequency allocations, physical and logical channels
 Appreciate GSM transmission and signalling protocols over
 Describe the methods of speech and error coding on the air interface (Um)
 Understand the principals mobility management (MM)
 Understand the principles of radio resource management (RRM)
 Describe the processes involved in connection management (CM)

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 Understand selection, reselection, mobile originated call, mobile terminated call


and handover processes
 Appreciate the security measures implemented by GSM
 Understand GSM mechanisms for customer billing
 Be familiar with the evolution of GSM

Title GSM network pre-launch optimisation


Code O016
Duration 2 days
Level 2
Designed For
Designed for GSM radio planners and optimisers
Prerequisites
Delegates should have attended the GSM TECHNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS
(K011) and GSM CELL PLANNING PRICINPLES (P013) courses.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Be able to describe the GSM optimisation process and, in particular, the
purpose of the BSS parameter reviews within this process.
 Be familiar with the purpose and structure of network and cell identifier
parameters and the parameters that control air-interface channel configurations
 Be familiar with the functionality and parameters that control the following Idle
Mode functions
 Be familiar with the functionality and parameters that control the following
Dedicated Mode functions

Title GSM network post-launch optimisation


Code O017
Duration 2 days
Level 2
Designed For
Designed for GSM radio planners and optimisers
Prerequisites
Delegates should have a good understanding of GSM Technology.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Understand performance management and KPIs
 Perform fault finding based on PM data.
 Understand the use of drive test data for network optimisation.
 Understand the process and rationality of parameter optimisation for the
improvement of accessibility, retention and integrity in the network.
 Understand the process of benchmarking a GSM network

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 Implement ways to enhance the network for coverage, capacity and quality.
 Understand NSS parameters that affect BSS performance.

Title GSM cell planning principles


Code P013
Duration 2 days
Level 1
Designed For
Cell Planners with some or little experience in GSM cell planning.
Prerequisites
Understanding in GSM, cell planning tools, link budgets, propagation models,
propagation effects, knife edging, and uplink and downlink power control.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Have a good knowledge in cell planning
 Good understanding in difference between coverage over capacity planning
 Understanding of planning for different environments urban, sub urban rural
 Have a good understanding of the BTS location and acquisition process
 Have an understanding of uplink and downlink power budgets
 Understanding of frequency planning
 Understanding the effects of traffic analysis
 Understand more about propagation models and CW measurements
 Have a good knowledge of propagation effects within the radio environment

Title GSM applied radio network planning


Code P014
Duration 3 days
Level 2
Designed For
Designed for GSM radio planners
Prerequisites
Delegates should have attended ‘GSM TECHNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS (K011)’
course.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Have a good understanding control channel dimensioning
 Have a good understanding of frequency hopping and hopping modes and
methods
 Have a good understanding frequency planning
 Have a good understanding GPRS channel coding schemes (CCS).

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Title P015 GPRS planning and optimisation


Code P015
Duration 2 days
Level 2
Designed For
Designed for GSM/GPRS radio planners
Prerequisites
None
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
Have a good understanding of the following subjects:
 Concepts behind GPRS
 Mobile Data Evolution
 Architecture and interfaces of GPRS
 The GPRS air interface
 Protocols Overview
 GPRS Transmission Process
 Mobility management
 Radio Resource Management
 Packet Routing and Transfer
 GPRS Operational Issues
 Interaction with GPRS
 GPRS Internet Working
 GPRS Planning
 The Optimisation Process
 BSS Optimisation Activities
 NSS Characteristics
 NSS Optimisation and Parameters
 Optimisating Networks for New Services

3.3 UMTS Courses


Title UMTS FDD technology for engineers
Code K021
Duration 2 days
Level 1
Designed For
Designed for telecommunications engineers whom with no experience in a 3G
environment.

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Prerequisites
None
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Have a basic understanding air-interface
 Have a basic understanding UMTS network elements and architecture (Rel’99)
 Understand CDMA spreading
 Understand types of code
 Be familiar with logical, transport and physical channels

Title UMTS FDD network pre-launch optimisation


Code O046
Duration 2 days
Level 2
Designed For
Designed for UMTS telecommunications engineers.
Prerequisites
Delegates should be familiar with 3G networks concepts equivalent to those
presented in AIRCOM's UMTS technology for engineers.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Have a good understanding WCDMA power budget
 Have a good understanding coverage
 Have a good understanding of capacity
 Have a good understanding of pilot pollution
 Have a good understanding SHO handover parameters
 Have a basic understanding of KPI’s

Title UMTS FDD Post Launch Optimisation


Code O056
Duration 3 days
Level 2
Designed For
Designed for telecommunications engineers who have experience in 3G
environment
Prerequisites
Delegates should be familiar with 3G networks concepts equivalent to those
presented in AIRCOM's UMTS technology for engineers and UMTS Pre-launch
(O046) or have worked on 3G for 6 months.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Have a good understanding signaling

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 Have a good understanding of layer3 messages


 Have a good understanding of KPI’s
 Have a good understanding of Iub profiles and Iub dimensioning
 Have a good understanding ISHO failure analysis
 Have a good understanding call failure analysis

Title UMTS planning principles


Code P024
Duration 2 days
Level 1
Designed for:
Designed for telecommunications engineers that preferably have some experience
in a 3G environment.
Prerequisites:
Delegates should be familiar with 3G networks concepts equivalent to those
presented in AIRCOM's UMTS technology for engineers or have worked on 3G for
6 months.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Become familiar with and get a understanding of parameters which effect
coverage
 Become familiar with and get a understanding of Neighbour and Scrambling
Code Planning
 Become familiar with the Planning Process for HSDPA
 Become familiar with Link Budget for UMTS
 Become familiar Coverage Dimensioning

Title UMTS FDD applied radio network planning


Code P025
Duration 3 days
Level 2
Designed For
Designed for telecommunications engineers who preferably with experience in a
3G environment.
Prerequisites
Delegates should be familiar with 3G networks concepts equivalent to those
presented in AIRCOM's UMTS technology for engineers or have worked on 3G for
6 months.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Be familiar with parameters which effect coverage
 Be familiar with parameters input into load control, admission control and
packet scheduling which effect coverage, capacity and throughput

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 Have a good understanding of the path loss for DL and uplink


 Have a good understanding of what effects throughput for HSDPA
 Have a good understanding of the HSDPA air interface
 Have a good understanding of what effects radio propagation
 Be familiar with the HSDPA capacity
 Be familiar with typical HSDPA configurations
 Be familiar fresnel zone dimensioning
 Be familiar with capacity improvements

Title UMTS/HSPA planning, dimensioning & optimisation using


ASSET
Code P030A
Duration 4 days
Level 3
Designed For
This course is similar to P025 (UMTS applied planning) but uses Asset as practical
demonstrations plus Asset workshops. It also covers link budgets for Rel’99 and
HSPA. It also covers HSPA+ (3GPP Release 7) and 3GPP Release 8
So this is designed for 3G radio planners who use ASSET and need a good
understanding of link budgets and future developments
Prerequisites
Ideally the delegate will have had formal training on 3G Air-interface similar to
K021, 0046 & 0056. Also must be familiar with Asset.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
Have a good understanding of the folowing subjects:
 Coverage and capacity on 3G networks
 Release 5 HSDPA cell planning
 Release 6 HSUPA
 Link Budgets for Rel’99 & HSPA networks
 ASSET

Title UMTS/HSPA planning, dimensioning & optimisation


Code P030B
Duration 3 days
Level 3
Designed For
This course is similar to P025 (UMTS applied planning) but uses Asset as practical
demonstrations plus Asset workshops. It also covers link budgets for Rel’99 and
HSPA. It also covers HSPA+ (3GPP Release 7) and 3GPP Release 8
Prerequisites

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Ideally the delegate will have had formal training on 3G Air-interface similar to
K021, 0046 & 0056.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
Have a good understanding of the folowing subjects:
 Coverage and capacity on 3G networks
 Release 5 HSDPA cell planning
 Release 6 HSUPA
 Link Budgets for Rel’99 & HSPA networks

Title UMTS/HSPA troubleshooting and optimisation


Code P035
Duration 4 days
Level 3
Designed For
This workshop is aimed at 3G engineers who require a good understanding of
KPI’s, signaling and layer 3 messages
Prerequisites
Ideally, a good knowledge of 3G air interface
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Understand Layer 3 messages from drive tests
 Have a very good understanding of Link budgets for Rel’99 and HSPA
 Understand parameters for capacity and coverage Rel’99 and HSPA
 Understand Cell Breathing and how to control it with parameters
 Understand parameters and layer 3 messages for handovers
 Understand how to detect and reselect to LTE cell while in WCDMA

3.4 LTE Courses for Engineers


Title LTE technology for engineers
Code K025
Duration 2 days
Level 2
Designed For
Engineers looking to understand LTE.
Prerequisites
A good working knowledge of 2G and 3G mobile network technologies would be
beneficial but not essential.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Have a good understanding of the LTE network Architecture
 Have a good understanding of the IP core network

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 Have a good understanding of the Backhaul network


 Have a good understanding of the LTE air interface

Title LTE for Radio Network Managers


Code K035
Duration ½ day
Level 1
Designed For
Radio Network Managers
Prerequisites
None
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Technology evaluation
 The motivation for LTE
 LTE cost reduction
 Roadmap of LTE (Rel 8,9 & 10)
 The important of SON

Title SON and advanced LTE


Code K039
Duration 2 days
Level 3
Designed For
Engineers who have attended formal training on LTE
Prerequisites
K022 PO28 or similar preferred
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Have a good understanding of SON
 Have a good understanding LTE Rel 9
 Have a good understanding LTE Rel 10

Title LTE measurement reports


Code K040
Duration 1 day
Level 3
Designed For
Drive test engineers and radio planners
Prerequisites

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Basic understanding of the LTE air interface is required. Must understand the
frame structure for FDD and TDD.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
Have a good understanding of the following subjects:
 Measurement reports
 Handover Procedures
 LTE Air-Interface

Title Designing high capacity cells for hotspot areas


Code K045
Duration 1 day
Level 3
Designed For
Radio planners who have a fairly good understanding of LTE
Prerequisites
Ideally the delegate will have had formal training on LTE Air-interface similar to
P028 and formal training on the link budget
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
Have a good understanding of the following subjects:
 Revision of the Link Budget
 KTB
 Noise Rise
 Noise Floor
 SINR
 Capacity
 Max data rate of a bearer
 SU-MIMO
 MU-MIMO
 Cell Edge performance
 Limiting the Service Area
 Maximum coverage for LTE
 Limiting the service area
 Timing Advance
 Cell selection parameters

Title LTE applied planning


Code P027
Duration 2 days
Level 2
Designed For
This course is aimed at LTE wireless/core network planners
Prerequisites

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The course assumes a very good understanding of LTE air interface and good
understanding of the technical concepts and network architecture.
We highly recommend delegates attend LTE for Engineers (K025)
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Understand what influences coverage
 Understand what influences peak data rates
 Understand what influences cell capacity and cell throughput
 Understand Frequency priorities
 Have a basic understanding of Random Access

Title PCI & PRACH planning


Code P042
Duration 2 days
Level 3
Designed For
This course is aimed at LTE wireless network planners
Prerequisites
Must have had training on the LTE air interface e.g. K025, E111 or (P028)
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Have a good understanding of the Link Budget
 How to design high Capacity cells
 Have a good understanding of the PCI & frequency shift planning
 Have a good understanding of the PRACH Parameters

Title LTE planning, dimensioning & optimisation using ASSET


Code P028A
Duration 5 days
Level 3
Designed For
This course is aimed at LTE wireless/core network planners who are using asset
for GSM/3G planning and require LTE theory and practical understanding to plan
and dimension LTE.

PLEASE NOTE:
This course does NOT cover backhaul dimensioning. Please refer to TO29 LTE
Backhaul Dimensioning
Prerequisites
Must be familiar with Asset 2G/3G
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Understand what influences coverage

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 Understand what influences cell capacity and cell throughput


 Understand what influences Spectral Efficiency
 Understand the effect of different schedulers on the cell
 Understand the achievable DL Bearer without and with MIMO
 How to Enhance LTE Cell-Edge Performance
 A good understanding of how to plan a LTE network using AIRCOM’s planning
tool ASSET

Title LTE planning, dimensioning & optimisation


Code P028B
Duration 4 days
Level 3
Designed For
This course is aimed at 2G/3G wireless/core network planners who require a
practical understanding to plan and dimension LTE.
PLEASE NOTE: This course does NOT cover backhaul dimensioning, please refer
to TO29.
Prerequisites
Ideally have worked in a radio planning department in a technical role for a
number of years and has attended K025 or similar.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Understand what influences coverage
 Understand what influences cell capacity and cell throughput
 Understand what influences Spectral Efficiency
 Understand the effect of different schedulers on the cell
 Understand the achievable DL Bearer without and with MIMO
 How to Enhance LTE Cell-Edge Performance

Title LTE cell planning principles


Code P034
Duration 2 days
Level 1
Designed For
This course is designed for technical people who have very little understanding of
radio planning and will be planning 3G and LTE networks
Prerequisites
None
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
Have a good understanding of the following subjects:
 Fundamentals of radio

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 Antenna’s
 Antenna feeders
 Basic LTE air interface

Title LTE troubleshooting and optimisation


Code P036
Duration 4 days
Level 3
Designed For
LTE Optimization engineers
Prerequisites
Must be very familiar with the LTE air interface, TCP, UDP & IP.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
Have a good understanding of the following subjects:
 Parameters for initial access
 Cell selection and parameters
 Paging and paging parameters
 RRC signalling and parameters
 Measurement reports
 Attach procedure

Title Aircom accredited LTE planning and optimisation engineer


Code A202
Duration 5 days
Level 2-3
Designed For
This course is aimed at experienced 2/3G radio planners who will be planning LTE
networks.
Prerequisites
The course assumes that the delegate is an experienced 2/3G radio planner. It is
also recommended some pre-reading is done before attending the course on
TCP/IP
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Understand coverage and capacity issues
 Understand what parameters affect coverage and capacity issues
 Plan an effective LTE network
 Have an understanding of protocols & signalling

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3.5 Backhaul Courses

Title Microwave link planning


Code T013
Duration 2 days
Level 2
Designed For
Engineers involved in the specification, extensive planning and maintenance of
digital microwave radio links.
Prerequisites
Delegates should have a thorough knowledge of radio technology.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Understand the terms used in microwave engineering
 Design a microwave link employing passive and active repeaters
 Produce a link budget for a microwave hop with and without repeats
 Calculate the noise performance of a receiver
 Use the current ITU-R recommendations for predicting outages due to
multipath fading, rain fading and selective fading
 Calculate interference levels and predict the effect on interference on system
performance
 Predict the effect of interference on system performance calculate clearance
requirements
 Relate performance predictions to international performance standards

Title Next generation transmission planning for UMTS and


LTE/EPC networks
Code T029
Duration 5 days (Coming Soon)
Level 3
Designed For
Engineers who require an understanding of the core 3G/LTE networks
Prerequisites
Delegates should have a good technical background in telecommunications
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Understand what effects backhaul dimensioning for LTE
 Understand how Ethernet frames can be carried by NGN -SDH
 Have an understanding of SDH, Carrier Ethernet, Ethernet, MPLS & ATM
 Have a good understanding of QoS for IP
 Understand why we use MGW & MGWC

Author: Adam Moore Technology Course Catalogue Page 21 of 22


Date: July-Sept 2013
AIRCOM International Commercial in confidence

Title Backhaul transmission fundamentals for mobile networks


Code T030
Duration 2 days
Level 1
Designed For
Radio planners who require a basic understanding of transmission systems
Prerequisites
NONE.
At the end of course delegates will be able to:
 Have a good understanding of E1, E2, E3, E4 PDH signals
 Have a good understanding of VC-12, VC-3, VC4 & STM1.
 Have a good understanding of Ring, Mesh & point to point networks
 Have a basic understanding of a transmission network for mobile networks
(UMTS/LTE)
 Have a basic understanding of performance monitoring a transmission
network

Author: Adam Moore Technology Course Catalogue Page 22 of 22


Date: July-Sept 2013