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TeleResources RF Boot Camp

Vocational training courses on radio network planning and optimisation

TeleResources Engineering (Aust) Pty Limited A.B.N. 48 093 413 604 website: www.teleres.com.au Unit2a 4-6 Aquatic Drive Frenchs Forest PO Box 693 Brookvale NSW 2100 Australia Tel: +61 2 9975 2230 Fax: +61 2 9975 2240 Associates in Berlin, Boston, Budapest, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Kiev, London, Manila, New Zealand, Paris, Ottawa, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington

Introduction The mobile phone industry in Australia has grown at a phenomenal rate in the past ten years. There are now more mobile phones than people and the escalating use of mobile broadband, facilitated by innovations such as the iPhone are stressing the ability of the operators to support the required bandwidth. Despite this growth graduate engineers find it difficult to secure positions as they lack experience in the processes and the software tools commonly used in the industry. TeleResources is one of the few independent Australian engineering companies focused on this sector. We are the exclusive distributor of Atoll the radio planning tool used by large operators such as Telstra and VHA. We are also the provider of Signal used by many government and private sector broadcasters and mobile radio networks. Our engineers have been involved in the design of the latest 3G networks as well as emerging technologies such as WiMAX. For this reason we have often been sought out by under graduates and graduates alike wanting to get experience with our tools. However our ability to provide support for interns has been limited and the value they have obtained from the period spent with us has been heavily dependent on the time we have been able to spare. Consequently we have decided to offer a more structured program. A program condensed into three intensive weeks where students will get hands on training on the tools used by wireless network operators giving them a competitive advantage when they apply for work. The three weeks may be taken individually or in combination. The benefits that attendees will enjoy include: An industry view of the operators and their vendors An understanding of typical jobs available for radio engineers Practical hands-on training using the software employed by the majority of operators The opportunity to participate in drive testing and data analysis Designing and optimising an example network A certificate of completion showing that they have received training covering the design of GSM, UMTS

Target Audience: Graduate Engineers looking for a career in Radio Network planning and Optimization or RF Engineers with less than 1 years experience.

TeleResources Boot Camp for Radio Engineers Course Outline

Administrative Details The course will be conducted at our premises at Unit 2A 4-6 Aquatic Drive Frenchs Forest NSW. Our office is located in a northern suburb of Sydney approximately 30 minutes by road from the CBD. The course will run from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday Training materials distributed to the attendees consist of: Hard copy of the slides presented during the course for note taking and future reference. A series of practical exercises. Exercises are interwoven sequentially with slideshows, to validate that each section is understood and acquired. The course fee is: $2,000 (including GST for individuals, excluding GST for companies) $1,500 (Group buy, group of at least four)

A light lunch will be provided for attendees. A maximum of eight (8) attendees will participate in each training session assuring individual attention by our instructors. Due to small group sizes, we recommend that you book early to ensure your place at a time that suits you. Prospective attendees are invited to express their interest and indicate their availability. For bookings and any queries concerning the course please contact: TeleResources Engineering (AUST) Pty Limited Tel: +61 2 9975 2230 Email: enquiries@teleres.com.au

TeleResources Boot Camp for Radio Engineers Course Outline

Course 1: Introduction to Practical Radio Network Planning


Day 1 - Overview of a radio networks Fundamentals of Radio Propagation Industry Classification of RF Frequencies Technologies used in the Industry o GSM o WCDMA o LTE Concept of Network Components RF planning o High level o Site Selection processing o Model Tuning Building the Network Validating the Network Optimization of the Network Managing a Growing Network

Day 2 - Tools used by RF Engineers Types of Hardware used o Antennas o Drive Test Equipment o Spectrum Analysis Types of Software used o RF Planning Tools o Optimization Tools o Post Processing Tools Types of Data used by RF Engineers o Geographical Data o Traffic Maps o Vectors

Day 3 - Introduction to Forsks Atoll Using the working environment o Working with the menu bar o Working with the tool and status bars o Atoll main windows Creating new projects o Atoll database management Managing Geographic Data o Coordinate systems and units o Data types

TeleResources Boot Camp for Radio Engineers Course Outline

o Importing geographic data Managing Radio Data o Antenna management o Site management o Transmitter management o Base station management o Repeater management Managing Computations o Propagation models o Shadowing margins o Profile analysis o Computation zone o Coverage predictions Project Outputs o Prediction reports o Study histograms o Creating a plot

Day 4 GSM/GPRS/EDGE Planning Overview GSM Network Fundamentals GSM Network Procedures and Features Link Budget Analysis GSM Network Dimensioning and Capacity Planning Detailed Planning Using ATOLL Resource Management o Frequencies o BSICS o HSNS GSM/GPRS/EDGE specific data o HCS layers o Cell types o Codec configurations o Coding scheme configurations GSM/GPRS/EDGE basic studies o Point analysis o Common coverage predictions o Examples of service area definition Neighbour allocation o Importing existing neighbour relationships o Neighbour automatic allocation Frequency allocation o Frequency hopping overview o Hopping parameters o Manual frequency allocation o Automatic frequency planning overview o Interference matrices Frequency plan analysis

TeleResources Boot Camp for Radio Engineers Course Outline

o Network consistency checking o Interactive frequency planning GSM/GPRS/EDGE specific predictions

Day 5: RF planning for UMTS Networks UMTS, HSDPA and HSUPA Concepts UMTS Network Procedures and Features Link Budget Analysis UMTSNetwork Dimensioning and Capacity Planning Detailed Planning Using ATOLL Modelling a UMTS HSPA network o Site parameters o Transmitter parameters o Cell parameters UMTS, HSDPA and HSUPA predictions o Noise rise scheduling modelling Monte-Carlo based simulation o Simulation process o Simulation creation o Analysis of simulations Neighbour allocation Scrambling codes planning o General settings o Automatic allocation o Scrambling code search tool Multi-RAT Planning o Displaying both networks in same project o Performing inter-technology neighbour allocation

TeleResources Boot Camp for Radio Engineers Course Outline