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WCDMA (UMTS) Deployment Handbook: Planning and Optimization Aspects

ISBN: 978-0-470-03573-3
412 pages
July 2006
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A complete and practical guide to WCDMA/UMTS cellular network deployment.

After introducing the network architecture of such a system, the WCDMA (UMTS) Deployment Handbook defines the coverage and capacity concepts associated with the dimensioning and design phases. Progressing to a discussion of the main system parameters associated with network optimization and detailing optimization techniques for the main services supported by UMTS, and includes the specifics of indoor deployment and HSDPA networks evolution.

  • Covers all stages from planning to optimization with sufficient details as required on a day-to-day basis, and thorough reference information for the reader who wants to understand the concepts in more detail
  • Relevant for daily tasks: The approach taken in this book is similar to the work flow of network planner and optimization engineers, allowing such personnel to easily find the relevant information
  • Written by the company which made CDMA a household name: QUALCOMM was the first company to use CDMA technology for cellular application and is a technical leader in this domain
  • Based on industry feedback: All the contributors to this book have been working in direct interaction with WCDMA operators, throughout the world, since the early days of WCDMA commercial deployment
  • Looking to the future: This book addresses the next level of challenge that WCDMA operators will face - deployment of indoor systems and HSDPA

Providing a complete introduction and reference guide to everything associated with the life cycle of a WCDMA/UMTS cellular network, from initial dimensioning through to the successful deployment of indoor solutions, or migration to HSDPA, this book is a must-have for network planners and optimization engineers as well as Telecommunication Engineering students.

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List of Contributors xi

Foreword xiii

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Acronyms xix

1 Introduction to UMTS Networks 1
Patrick Chan, Andrea Garavaglia and Christophe Chevallier

1.1 UMTS Network Topology 2

1.2 WCDMA Concepts 5

1.3 WCDMA Network Deployment Options 17

1.4 The Effects of Vendor Implementation 19

2 RF Planning and Optimization 21
Christophe Chevallier

2.1 Introduction 21

2.2 Overview of the Network Deployment Process 21

2.3 Link Budgets 25

2.4 Network Planning Tools 51

2.5 Interference Considerations during Network Planning 60

2.6 Topology Planning 61

2.7 Parameter Settings and Optimization during Network Planning 62

2.8 RF Optimization 63

3 Capacity Planning and Optimization 73
Christophe Chevallier

3.1 Basic UMTS Traffic Engineering 73

3.2 Effect of Video-Telephony and PS Data on Traffic Engineering 85

3.3 Multiservice Traffic Engineering 90

3.4 Capacity Planning 97

3.5 Optimizing for Capacity 108

4 Initial Parameter Settings 115
Christopher Brunner, Andrea Garavaglia and Christophe Chevallier

4.1 Introduction 115

4.2 Physical Layer Parameters 120

4.3 Intra-frequency Cell Reselection Parameters 124

4.4 Access Parameter Recommendations 136

4.5 Intra-frequency Handover Parameters 137

5 Service Optimization 153
Andrea Forte, Patrick Chan and Christophe Chevallier

5.1 KPI and Layered Optimization Approach 153

5.2 Voice Service Optimization 156

5.3 Video-Telephony Service Optimization 185

5.4 PS Data Service Optimization 196

6 Inter-System Planning and Optimization 211
Andrea Garavaglia, Christopher Brunner and Christophe Chevallier

6.1 Introduction 211

6.2 Inter-System Boundary Planning 212

6.3 Inter-System Transitions in Connected Mode 216

6.4 Inter-System Transitions in Idle Mode 235

6.5 Test Setup for Inter-System Handover and Cell Reselection Performance Assessment 242

6.6 Optimizing Inter-System Parameters 243

6.7 Additional Inter-System Planning and Optimization Issues 254

7 HSDPA 257
Kevin P. Murray and Sunil Patil

7.1 Motivations for High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) 257

7.2 HSDPA Concepts 260

7.3 HSDPA Planning 268

7.4 HSDPA Operation and Optimization 291

7.5 HSDPA Key Performance Indicators (KPI) 309

7.6 Test Setup 311

8 Indoor Coverage 315
Patrick Chan, Kenneth R. Baker and Christophe Chevallier

8.1 Introduction 315

8.2 Design Approach and Economic Considerations 315

8.3 Coverage Planning and Impact on Capacity 323

8.4 Optimizing Indoor Systems 352

References 366

Index 369

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Christophe Chevallier is Senior Staff Engineer at QUALCOMM Inc. He is a radio frequency engineer with over 10 years' experience in telecommunications, mainly in CDMA technologies. Christophe has proven experience in the field, optimizing cdma0ne (IS95) network, planning and optimizing WCDMA network and supporting CDMA2000 deployment.
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