Optimization is an important step in the life cycle of a wireless network. Drive Testing is the first step in the process, with the goal of collecting measurement data as a function of location. Once the data has been collected over the desired RF coverage area, it is output to post-processing software. Engineers can use the collection and post-processing software to identify the causes of RF coverage or interference problems and determine how these problems can be solved. When the problems, causes and solutions have been identified, steps are performed to solve the problems. Network statistics are also an important step in analysis and troubleshooting of RF issues. Every node (BTS, BSC, MSC) has its own counters some of which are incremented/decremented on occurrence of different events e.g. a dropped call due to low signal strength. These statistics are analysed using different graphs and reports and when KPI from the statistics exceed the limit, extensive analysis is carried out to identify and troubleshoot the problem.
In this course you will learn the basic features that help you dealing with any vendor (not vendor specific); talking about MS idle mode behavior like PLMN Selection, Cell Selection, Cell Reselection, etc. ; also talking about Handover algorithm in deep details, Frequency Hopping, Dynamic Half Rate Allocation algorithm, GSM to UMTS cell reselection and handover; finally main KPIs (Accessibility, Retainability, Service Intergrity)
I have +9 years experience; Project Manager and teaching Wireless & Mobile Communication courses for Electronics and Communication students and graduates; these courses help students as a guide in their graduation project and help graduates to work in mobile operators like Vodafone, Orange or mobile vendors like Huawei, Ericsson, etc.
GSM, GPRS, EDGE (2G family),
CDMA, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+ (3G family),
RF Drive Test,
2G RF Optimization & Planning,
3G RF Optimization & Planning,
4G RF Optimization & Planning,
Transmission basics and Microwave Links design