-Criteria for choosing the technology to utilize.-Description of the planning criteria and their relationship with the technology used.-Impact of regulatory issues in cellular network design.
Module 2: Cellular Network Planning
Study of wireless link models, analysis of Okumura-Hata methods, cost, etc.-Concept of link equation.-Assessment methods for coverage planning.
Level of service planning.-Frequency reuse standards.
Traffic model for mobile application subscribers.-Teletraffic engineering analysis.
Quality of service planning-Co-channel and adjacent channel interference resolution.
Concept of transfer (hands-off), and planning transfer zones (hands-off).
Module 3: Customizing Strategies for Cellular Network Planning
Modifications in the demand for resources by traffic requirements.
Techniques such as cell-splitting, multiple levels of coverage, forced hand-offs, etc.
Introduction of data transmission services in the cellular network.-Difficulties in shaping mobile data users. Approach options.
Module 4: Analysis of 1st Generation of Cellular Technologies
Key Characteristics.-Key Characteristics of 1st Generation cellular systems.-Study of FDMA (Frequency Division Multiple Access) techniques employed.
1st Generation Network Topology.-Network components.-Interface between the cellular network and the PSTN (Public Switch Telephone Network).-Data transmission possibilities on 1st generation networks.
Module 5: Digitalization of the Cellular Radio Interface: 2nd Generation of Cellular Systems
Voice Digitalization and Speech Compression.-Compression techniques. Human vocal tract model. Efficiency vs. Quality and delay.-Speech Compression Compatibility with data transmission on the vocal band.
Analysis of 2nd generation cellular technologies.-Time-division multiple access on the radio link, TDMA and CDMA-FH technologies on IS-54,IS-136 and GSM systems.-Code division multiple access direct sequence (CDMA-DS) and its application on the CDMA-One system.
Module 6: Analysis of Cellular Technologies for Packet Transmission (2.5G)
Radio Link Packet Switching.-Characteristics of a cellular network for data packet transmission.-Difficulties in packet routing resulting from user mobility.-Typical applications of 2.5G technologies.
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