Most books on network planning and optimization provide limited coverage of either GSM or WCDMA techniques. Few scrape the surface of HSPA, and even fewer deal with TD-SCDMA. Filling this void, Evolved Cellular Network Planning and Optimization for UMTS and LTE presents an accessible introduction to all stages of planning and optimizing UMTS, HSPA, and LTE cellular networks.
Supplying a comprehensive explanation of the fundamental aspects of current and future cellular networks, the text starts with an overview of each type of network, including basic techniques and channel models. Next, it examines the challenges operators and vendors are likely to face—explaining the critical role network planning and optimization play in addressing these challenges. The book details effective system-level simulation methods, it also provides:
In addition to exploring the procedures for planning and optimizing each type of network, the text covers techniques for major mechanisms, trending, troubleshooting, and conducting radio performance analysis. Paying special attention to compatibility issues among these networks, this book provides the understanding required to deploy and optimize networks that meet the growing demands for mobile data solutions.
Introduction to UMTS: WCDMA, HSPA, TD-SCDMA, and LTE. Overview of Wireless Channel Models for UMTS and LTE. Virtual Drive Test. 3G PLANNING AND OPTIMIZATION. WCDMA Planning and Optimization. TD-SCDMA Network Planning and Optimization. HSPA PLANNING AND OPTIMIZATION. Capacity, Coverage Planning, and Dimensioning for HSPA. Radio Resource Optimization and Scheduling Techniques for HSPA and LTE Advanced Technologies. Teletraffic Engineering for HSDPA and HSUPA Cells. Radio Resource Management for E-MBMS Transmissions towards LTE. Managing Coverage and Interference in UMTS Femtocell Deployments.LTE PLANNING AND OPTIMIZATION. RF Planning and Optimization for LTE Networks. Advanced Radio Access Networks for LTE and Beyond.Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) Closed-Loop Power Control for 3G LTE. Key Technologies and Network Planning in TD-LTE Systems. Planning and Optimization of Multihop Relaying Networks. LTE E-MBMS Capacity and Intersite Gains.