Cell Planning for UMTS Networks

2 Days / 4 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230) / Technical Level: Level 3

Course Code: MB2005

Course Summary

This course is designed for experienced GSM cell planners and highlights the differences required in technique and tools for planning a WCDMA network.

Who would benefit

This course provides experienced cell planners with an introduction to the differences required in technique, skill sets and tools for planning Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) UMTS networks.


Experience of UMTS network operation, as well as basic radio awareness, or previous attendance on the UMTS Air Interface course (MB2002).

Topic Areas Include

  • The WCDMA planning philosophy

  • Review of UMTS structure

  • Review of UMTS logical, transport and physical channels

  • Scrambling codes

  • WCDMA considerations

  • Coverage predictions

  • Link budgets

  • HSPA link budgets

  • Analysis of cell load

  • Cell breathing

  • Traffic analysis

  • Predictions and simulations

  • Monte Carlo simulations

  • Co-siting GSM and WCDMA equipment