Online Course:
Small Cells

 

Generate propagation maps
Generate propagation maps
Add and move components
Technology oveview
RF collect measurements
Small Cell architecture

Cost:

$ 795 USD / € 665 EUR

Learn how to quickly and efficiently plan, design and deploy indoor small cell networks through iBwave Mobile Planner, and become proficient with the latest wireless technologies: cellular and Wi-Fi.

Create projects, complete with floor plans and equipment layouts, directly from the field. Evaluate the coverage and performance of your small cell network using propagation maps for expected RSRP, RSCP, RSSI, throughput and handoff. Analyze your small cell Wi-Fi coverage using Wi-Fi survey interpolation maps and SSID/Channel filters. Document your site surveys with pictures, annotations and markups and produce “As-Built” documentation.

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Prerequisites
  • Basic IT network knowledge
Introduction
Technology Overview
Small Cell Technologies
  • What is a Small Cell?
  • Types of Small Cells
  • Indoor vs outdoor
  • Co-existence with macro-network
  • Coverage considerations
  • Capacity considerations
  • SON (Self Organizing Networks)
Cellular Technologies for Small Cells
  • WCDMA, HSPA
  • LTE
Wi-Fi technologies for Small Cells
  • Channel planning
  • Interference challenges
  • Wi-Fi deployments
Small Cell Technologies
  • What is a Small Cell?
  • Types of Small Cells
  • Indoor vs outdoor
  • Co-existence with macro-network
  • Coverage considerations
  • Capacity considerations
  • SON (Self Organizing Networks)
Small Cell Network Connectivity
  • Small Cell architectures
  • Power considerations
  • Backhaul connection to the network
Learning the Tool
Site Survey with iBwave Mobile Planner
(Hands-on exercises included throughout this section)
  • Create a project
  • Select the default type of environment and network requirements
  • Create floor plans
  • Create environment zones on the floor plans
  • Add components and connect to the Ethernet network
  • Define macro environment using
    • RF measurements or manual entry
    • Wi-Fi measurements
    • Demo – collecting RF measurements
  • Demo – collecting Wi-Fi measurements
  • Generate propagation maps for expected RSRP, RSCP, RSSI, throughput and handoff
  • Generate Wi-Fi survey interpolation maps
  • Use SSID and Channel filters to analyze Wi-Fi coverage
  • Draw on floor plans and create annotations
  • Upload the project to iBwave Cloud
  • Demo – reviewing the project in iBwave Design
    • Open the Mobile Planner project in iBwave Design
    • View and approve design changes
      • Evaluate impact of changes on coverage, capacity and costs
      • Make adjustments to components if required
    • Upload the approved design to iBwave Cloud
  • Create “As-Built” documentation
Using the Tool
Hands-On Workshop
Review the steps required to create a project from start to finish and complete a set of exercises in order to practice the following:
  • Performing a site survey with potential equipment locations and cable routings
  • Creating environment zones on the floor plan
  • Evaluating the performance of the network with propagation maps
  • Dealing with the impact of interference from the macro-network
  • Using SSID and Channel filters to analyze Wi-Fi coverage
  • Documenting the environment with annotations and markups
  • Using iBwave Cloud to store and exchange project documentation
  • Modifying designs and creating “As-Built” documentation
Hardware Requirements
  • Processor: > 2.0 GHz
  • Operating System: Windows XP, WindowsVista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Plugins: Adobe Flash Player 7.0+ (9 preferred)
  • Memory: 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM
  • Hard Disk: 150 MB
  • Display: 1024 x 768, 24 bits
  • Sound Card
Software Requirements
  • Browser: Firefox, MSIE 6.0+, Chrome or Safari
  • Plugins: Adobe Flash Player 7.0+ (9 preferred)
  • Latest software trial license for training purposes 1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8
Miscellaneous
  • Allow pop-ups for your URLs
  • Allow JavaScript
  • 1Mb/sec or faster connection to the internet - most internet connections are adequate for our Learning Center products, though we recommend a high‑speed broadband connection
  • If possible, add LMS URL to your companies white list and/or add the website to your trusted websites if you're using Internet Explorer
1 A trial version of the software can be obtained for the duration of the training by contacting support@ibwave.com.