Transmission Network planning for UMTS

Overview

  • This course explore various technology options and architectures for Ethernet backhaul solutions, including MPLS, Metro Ethernet over fiber, copper and microwave radio deployments
  • Introduces various planning tools needed for multimedia network planning.
  • The course focuses on demonstrating methods for estimating the backhaul requirements based on the type of geography served, expected adoption of new networks and traffic models for key applications.

Duration:

Instructor led training , Conducted on regular and fast track program. Contact us.

What you will gain?

  • List the requirements and challenges for 3G backhaul and wireless network backhaul options along with comparing different backhaul facilities and explain the pros and cons of the available solutions
  • Discuss the role of these key technologies from a backhaul perspective, their operations and support: ATM, TDM, MPLS, Carrier Ethernet and IP
  • Apply the end-to-end QoS concepts in IP and Ethernet integrated backhaul and their usage in SLA monitoring

Pre-requisites

  • Basic knowledge of telecommunications (E1, SDH, etc.). Understanding of GSM networks.
  • Basic understanding of data networking concepts such as IP routing and protocol stacks

Who should attend?

  • People involved in planning, design and engineering of 3G/4G backhaul systems.
  • It is suitable for those who want to learn various strategies for sizing and deploying Ethernet backhaul.

Course outline

1. UMTS overview

  • Motivation , key features for UMTS
  • Technology evolution and landscape
  • WCDMA technology in UMTS
  • Encoding and modulation techniques
  • Spreading and scrambling
  • OVSF codes in WCDMA
  • Importance of power control
  • Macro diversity in WCDMA

2. UMTS network details

  • UMTS core network Architecture
  • UMTS radio network
  • UTRAN channels and protocols

3. End to End scenarios

  • Circuit switched scenarios
  • Packet switched scenarios
  • System scenarios
  • Mobility
  • Handover

4. Backhaul requirements for 3G and 4G networks

  • Data services requirements
  • Wireless network architectures
  • IP backhaul challenges
  • Applications; impact on IPBH

5. Wireless networks Backhaul Overview

  • What is an IP backhaul network?
  • Transport technologies landscape
  • Various L1 and L2 protocols
  • “Access network” transport solutions
  • “Aggregation network” transport solutions
  • World wide BH preferences

6. ATM as a Backhaul Solution

  • Overview of ATM
  • Role of ATM in wireless backhaul
  • ATM QoS concepts and role of IMA

7. IP and MPLS Basics

  • IP fundamentals
  • Integration of IP with MPLS
  • MPLS fundamentals
  • MPLS NEs;LSPs,FECs and TE
  • MPLS VPNs – L2VPNs;L3VPNs
  • Role of MPLS and VPNs in wireless backhaul and QoS assurance

8. Microwave in wireless Backhaul

  • Microwave network fundamentals
  • Microwave access architecture options ; pros and cons
  • Issues with microwave access and their resolution
  • Microwave Vs WIMAX in wireless backhaul

9. Carrier Ethernet in IP backhaul

  • Ethernet fundamentals
  • Carrier Ethernet and Ethernet services model
  • CE attributes and the support for QoS
  • Role of circuit Emulation and circuit bonding
  • Role of CE in IP backhaul

10. wireless backhaul evolution scenario

  • Flat vs. Centralized network architecture
  • How traffic is mapped to 2G , 3G and 4G networks
  • 5-phase evolution example from 3G/4G to a converged cell siteusing carrier ethernet

11. Backhaul capacity planning

  • Diffusion modeling to forecast 2G,3G and 4G subscribers
  • Example of voice capacity planning
  • Contrast legacy voice planning with tomorrow’s multimedia planning
  • Multimedia planning process described
  • Map traffic to planning zones
  • Throughput requirements for the “blended subscriber” by planning zone; estimate the number of cell sites per planning zone
  • Determine “over subscription factor” needed to define backhaul capacity

12. Mini- backhaul capacity planning workshop

  • 2G/3G/4G subscriber forecasting
  • Subscriber characterization in terms of who,when,where and how
  • Estimated peak throughput requirements
  • BH by planning zone
  • Final estimate of backhaul
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