About this Course

Code TPMB2005
Duration 2 Days

This course highlights the differences between optimizing a GSM network and a WCDMA network. The course focuses on the parameters and features which can be used to fine-tune a WCDMA air interface.


Experience of UMTS network operation, as well as basic radio awareness, or previous attendance on the Cell Planning for GSM Networks course (RP2602) and the UMTS Air Interface (MB2002).

Who Should Attend?

Those who require an introduction to the principles and techniques that relate to optimizing the UMTS FDD mode radio access network.


  • The WCDMA planning philosophy
  • Review of UMTS structure
  • Review of UMTS logical, transport and physical channels
  • Scrambling codes
  • WCDMA considerations
  • Coverage predictions
  • Link budgets
  • HSPA link budgets
  • Analysis of cell load
  • Cell breathing
  • Traffic analysis
  • Predictions and simulations
  • Monte Carlos simulations
  • Co-sitting GSM and WCDMA equipment

2 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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