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1. Introduction:-

GSM and SBS fundamental aspects concerning Radio Network Planning
Planning Objectives & Principle Planning Steps
Specifics influencing Radio Network Planning
Site Survey & Site Investigation
Antenna Types
Antenna Parameters
Antenna Patterns
Antenna Tilt (Mechanical and/or Electrical)
(Effective) Antenna Height
Antenna Diversity
Antenna Cables
Antenna cables and Intermodulation
Antenna Near Products

2. Coverage Planning

Characteristics of Radio Wave Propagation
Radio Wave Propagation Models
Suitable prediction models for Macro-, Micro- and Pico-cells
Location Probability
Link Budgets
Fast Fading
Rice Fading
Rayleigh Fading
Slow Fading
Jake's Formula
Interference Margin
Noise Figure calculations
Amplifier Noise
Path Loss Balance
Cell Coverage Calculation
Basics about Digital Map Data
Principles of Planning Tools and their usage
Measurement Tools supporting Cell Planning
Cell Types

3. Capacity planning

Definitions and Terms
Erlang-B Formula
Erlang-B Look-up Table
Erlang-C Formula
Trunking Gain
Traffic Distribution
Traffic Forecasting
Traffic Measurements
Dimensioning TRXs
Dimensioning Control Channels
Dimensioning Control and Traffic Channels
Capacity and Cell Radius
Dimensioning terrestrial interfaces

4. Frequency planning

Frequency Reuse and Reuse Patterns
Cluster: Exercise
Spectrum Efficiency
Optimization of Spectrum Efficiency
Interference Reduction
Frequency Hopping
Power Control
Interference Matrix
Frequency Allocation Strategies
Tool supported Frequency Allocation
Interference Analysis

5. increase of network coverage

Repeaters and repeater implementation
Repeater Types
Repeater Characteristics
Advantages and disadvantages
Problems: Decoupling
Problems: Time Delay
Influences of repeaters on BTS-capacity
Influence of repeaters on neighbor cell relationships
Influence of repeaters on interference situation
Repeater and Link Budget
Handling of repeaters in planning tools
O&M Systems for repeaters
Further methods and techniques to increase coverage

6. Increase of Network Capacity

General Remarks
Spectrum Increase
Addition of TRXs
Cell Sectorization
Cell Splitting
Decrease of frequency re-use distance
Implementation of Half Rate
Adaptive Multi Rate
Micro Cell implementation
Hierarchical Cell Structure planning
Multiple Band Operation
Multiple Mode Operation
Handover Boundaries
Cell load dependent handover boundaries

7. Radio Network optimization

Reasons for the Need of Optimization
Performance Data Measurements
Drive Tests
Optimization Strategies
Optimization of Physical Parameters
Optimization of Database Parameters
Example Drive Tests

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