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Digital Mobile & Microwave

Please find below an overview of all available training courses in regards to "Digital Mobile & Microwave". The complete Training Calendar can be downloaded here.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your individual training needs. To register for a course fill in the registration form and send it back by fax to +49 7227 9535 605 or by e-mail to Training(at)LStelcom.com. Seminars can be booked as single courses or also as full package


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Training Focus

Data communication is one of the most important, and growing, requirements of modern mobile wireless networks. Data usage has grown quickly in networks as each new generation of mobile broadband technology has been introduced, average data consumption per month and per mobile subscriber exceeds several hundreds of megabytes and a few gigabytes where operators deliver high capacity and low cost of data. Long Term Evolution (LTE), often known as 4G, is the latest technology designed to meet the burgeoning data demands. I n addition to the use for commercial services, LTE is also being considered for the next generation PPDR and critical communications networks. The course is specifically designed to grow the delegates understanding of the design and use of radio systems based on LTE technology. Aspects of the LTE physical layer, network design and planning including LTE advanced features will be covered. Delegates will learn about S-OFDMA/ SC-TDMA, MIMO technology, LTE TDD and FDD multiple access modes, system architecture, in-building coverage issues, mobility and handover aspects and future evolutions of LTE. Thus the course will cover all the essentials in the field of LTE networks.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will be familiar with LTE technology including network architecture, radio technology and typical deployment scenarios. They will understand the role of LTE in next generation networks and the evolution of mobile radio technologies.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a general knowledge in radio network planning and who are interested in technical aspects of LTE technology and network design whether from a commercial, PPDR or critical communications perspective and who may be employed at telecoms regulators, telecoms operators, utility and transportation companies.

Contents

  • Overview on LTE physical layer
  • Principle of MIMO
  • System architecture and deployment concepts
  • LTE network planning and design
  • In-Building coverage issues
  • Evolution of LTE: LTE advanced
  • Self organizing networks
  • Carrier aggregation

Location/Date

London, 14. - 16.03.17
Lichtenau, 10. - 12.10.17

Course Fee

1,790 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

Users of wireless networks expect ubiquitous coverage that includes indoor areas of spaces such as subways, shopping malls and high rise buildings. These environments require specific in-building wireless networks as signals from outdoor transmitters are often unavailable due to the shadowing effects of metallic surfaces and solidly constructed buildings. The planning of in-building networks requires fundamental understanding of the relevant issues and approaches to extend coverage into buildings. This course discusses the relevant questions in relation to design and dimensioning of such systems. How are coverage and capacity requirements defined and how can the specific requirements of users be addressed? Is it better to use a leaky feeder cable installation or a distributed antenna system (DAS)? Should a dedicated base station or an optical repeater system be used and what is the impact of the DAS on the outdoor coverage? The course discusses design strategies, explains approaches for indoor coverage planning and introduces deployment processes. Delegates will learn about in-building wave propagation, network architecture, and the typical technologies for in-building wireless networks deployed today. The classroom training is complemented with practical demonstrations of scenarios with a specific tool for in-building wireless network design.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will understand the approaches, procedures and requirements for in-building wireless network design and will be familiar with the technical and economic constraints of indoor networks.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a general knowledge in radio network planning and who are interested in technical and practical aspects of in-building wireless network design and who may be employed at telecoms regulators, telecoms operators, utility and transportation companies.

Contents

  • Introduction to in-building wireless network design
  • Requirements of indoor network design
  • Elements of wireless indoor networks
  • Radio wave propagation in indoor environments
  • Planning of in-building wireless networks
  • Practical demonstration of in-building wireless network design with indoor planning tool

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 25. - 26.04.17
Lichtenau, 19. - 20.09.17

Course Fee

1,260 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

Professional users in public safety, PPDR, transportation, utilities, and other industry must rely on efficient radio systems to provide wireless communication for support of their daily operation. The implemented radio technology, the network design and the user requirements must be carefully matched against each other. A solid understanding of users’ requirements and the possibilities and  limitations of current radio technologies for critical communications networks is therefore essential. This course discusses a number of issues which need to be considered when a radio system for critical communications shall be introduced or existing systems shall be replaced: Is it better to use services from an existing operator or to build and operate a dedicated network? Which deployment concept should be selected? How to define coverage and capacity requirements, and which technology can provide the required broadband services? This course discusses these and other questions related to the design and the introduction of radio networks for critical communications. Starting with the discussion of specific requirements, the course introduces services specific to critical communications, explains typical planning approaches and highlights possible implementation scenarios. A comparison of recent and upcoming radio technologies used for critical communications networks like TETRA, DMR as well as LTE for broadband applications completes the training. The course is performed as classroom training with slides.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will understand the users’ requirements and limitations of current radio technologies for critical communications networks. They will know the technical and economic constraints of radio systems for critical communications and will be able to realistically assess the promises of system vendors and service providers.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge in radio communication systems, who are interested in technical aspects for critical communications networks and who may be employed at telecoms regulators, organizations for public security, utility and transportation companies.

Contents

  • Introduction to Radio Networks for Critical Communications
  • Requirements on communication services and applications
  • Mobile broadband for PPDR
  • Elements of a radio network for Critical Communications
  • Planning and operation of a PMR network
  • Radio Systems for Critical Communications (DMR, TETRA, LTE)

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 27. - 28.03.17
Lichtenau, 25. - 26.09.17

Course Fee

1,260 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

Radio networks for professional use in public safety, transportation, utilities, and other industry must provide reliable communication for mission critical applications. The use of appropriate design parameter and planning procedures is crucial to achieve the required network performance. This course provides a solid understanding of how to design and plan networks for critical communications using latest digital radio technologies. The course follows the typical steps of radio network planning from definition of coverage thresholds, over first network design and coverage planning to the development and analysis of frequency plans. Practical considerations and tasks including site selection and antenna configurations are discussed by means of photos and documents originating from real-life networks. Live calculations with a network planning tool are used to illustrate effects of site selection and site and network configuration. Supporting the practical exercises, theoretical elements of the course include the principles of radio propagation, link budgets, the determination of coverage thresholds and capacity considerations. The course will be presented as classroom training with slides, interactive tool calculations and exercises to be done by the participants.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will be familiar with the typical procedures for radio network planning. They know how to define planning criteria for radio networks and understand the underlying technical and theoretical approaches.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge in radio network planning, who are interested in radio network planning for critical communications networks and who may be employed at telecoms regulators, telecoms operators, and utility and transportation companies.

Contents

  • Targets and procedures for radio network planning
  • System parameter and architecture of critical communications networks
  • Definition of coverage and capacity targets
  • Antenna configurations, site selection and coverage planning
  • Capacity considerations
  • Frequency planning

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 29. - 31.03.17
Lichtenau, 27. - 29.09.17

Course Fee

1,790 € (excluding VAT)

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“Radio Networks for Critical Communications“ and “Radio Network Planning for Critical Communications Networks“ can be booked as full package as well as single courses. Package price for both courses:
2,750 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

There is increasing pressure on critical communications networks to provide aside voice communication data applications such as video streaming, advanced mapping, document download etc. These data applications are bandwidth-hungry and the availability of enough bandwidth at the right moment is mission critical. The narrowband radio technologies used in existing network implementations will not be able to provide the required performance thus the introduction of new radio technologies and the availability of appropriate spectrum is required. This course provides an overview on recent technologies and concepts to provide broadband for PPDR communications. It describes the operational scenarios and emerging multimedia and data-centric applications. Radio spectrum matters are  discussed, spectrum needs, allocated and candidate spectrum bands for PPDR communications as well as suitable dynamic spectrum sharing solutions in PPDR communications are introduced. Different options to deliver mobile broadband PPDR communications services over dedicated or commercial networks are discussed, including the applicability of the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) model and other hybrid models. As an example for capabilities and features of upcoming radio systems the LTE standard for improved support of mission critical communications (e.g. proximity services, group communications) is introduced. The course is performed as classroom training with slides.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will understand the requirements and limitations of current radio technologies and spectrum matters for broadband critical communications networks.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge in radio communication systems, who are interested in solutions for broadband for critical communications networks and who may be employed at telecoms regulators, organizations for public security, utility and transportation companies.

Contents

  • Communication needs for PPDR
  • PPDR broadband applications and their capacity requirements
  • Radio Spectrum for PPDR communications
  • Deployment Scenarios: Dedicated or commercial network, hybrid solutions
  • Mission critical LTE

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 30. - 31.05.17
Lichtenau, 05. - 06.12.17

Course Fee

1,260 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

In nearly every factory floor and industrial setting, communication links are used to carry vital information between machinery, control, and monitoring devices. From periodic updates to ongoing process and manufacturing management, timely delivery without failure is critical to operations. Cabled systems can be very expensive and necessarily tether equipment to fixed locations, thus reducing flexibility in equipment placement and reorganization. Turning to wireless technology addresses the cabling drawbacks but requires careful examination of transmission and operational and propagation characteristics to achieve the required performance. A solid understanding of the possibilities and limitations of current radio technologies, deployment scenarios and spectrum availability is therefore essential for a successful introduction of wireless systems for automation. This course provides an overview on recent technologies and concepts to wireless communication for industrial applications. It describes the operational requirements, specific radio propagation characteristics, available frequency bands, compatibility issues and develops appropriate design strategies. An overview and comparison of appropriate wireless technologies for industrial applications will complete the training. The course is performed as classroom training with slides.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will understand the requirements and limitations of radio systems for industrial applications. They will know the physical and regulatory constraints of the radio environment and understand the procedures for system planning.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge in radio communication systems, who are interested in wireless systems for industrial applications and who may be responsible for radio  systems in industry.

Contents

  • Introduction: The wireless landscape
  • Industrial requirements
  • Spectrum for wireless automation
  • Radio propagation in an industrial environment
  • Wireless network system design criteria and system selection
  • Radio systems for wireless automation
  • Compatibility issues

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 23.05.17
Lichtenau, 29.11.17

Course Fee

680 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

Modern transmission networks require communication links with high link capacity and high link availability. Microwave Point-to-Point (P2P) and Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) systems can provide the required performance if the links are designed appropriate. Theoretical know-how combined with best practice for link engineering and design ensures that the possibilities of modern link technology will be fully available after implementation. The course introduces both theoretical and practical knowledge in relation to planning of microwave links. Topics touched cover wave propagation, link budget and availability calculations as well as technical parameters of antennas and microwave devices. Best practice for the analysis of path profiles including line of sight aspects, selection of antenna size, modulations scheme and frequency band is provided. Availability engineering of links is discussed as well as frequency and capacity planning aspects for complex transmission networks. This includes the effective use of frequency raster and the analysis of network interference to achieve low interference and high frequency reuse. The course will be presented as classroom training with slides and  interactive tool calculations.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will be familiar with the principles of microwave radio link planning and will be in the position to design individual microwave links as well as complete P2P and P2MP networks.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge in radio communications and microwave link technology, who are interested in microwave link planning and who may be employed at regulators, telecoms operators, utility and transportation companies.

Contents

  • Spectrum regulation and licensing aspects
  • Relevant ITU Recommendations
  • Wave propagation and effects
  • ITU Propagation Models
  • Path profile analysis
  • Microwave devices and antennas
  • Availability and error performance
  • Link budget calculation
  • Frequency planning and channel assignment
  • Interference analysis and network optimization

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 15. - 16.05.17

Course Fee

1,260 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

The design of microwave links requires complex calculations to dimension link capacity and link availability and to perform frequency assignment. Planning software like LS telcom’s CHIRplus_FX provides the required functionality in a user friendly way and is essential for proper link design. A thorough knowledge of the available functionality and understanding of calculation results considerable shortens planning time and results in optimum link performance. The seminar introduces essential features to perform link engineering and planning tasks for Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint systems. The first day is dedicated to the general tool handling. The different database functions and configurations are presented and discussed with the delegates. The following days will cover the necessary steps to perform typical link calculations - from data input over the setting of required parameters to the calculations analyses. Finally, reports and data export options will be presented. The entire workflow that is required to execute microwave radio link planning tasks as well as the FWA/WiMAX network planning process is covered. The course is presented as classroom training with tool based exercises to be done by the delegates. After a very short introduction with a few theory slides the seminar will mostly focus on the topics by corresponding examples shown by the trainer and following dedicated exercises that are carried out by the delegates.
Please note that this is a tool training.

Course Objectives

After the training the delegates will be able to efficiently solve link planning and link coordination tasks using CHIRplus_FX. They will know how to interpret the calculation results for microwave radio links and FWA/WiMAX networks.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge in radio communication and microwave link design, who are interested in the functionality provided by CHIRplus_FX and who may be employed at telecoms regulators, telecoms operators, and utility and transportation companies.

Contents

  • Setup and configuration of CHIRplus_FX
  • Interaction with the Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Usage of databases and spreadsheets (especially filtering)
  • Point-to-Point microwave link design
  • Path profile and link budget
  • Reliability/Availability analyses
  • Frequency planning and network optimization
  • Interference calculation and complete network analyses
  • FWA/WiMAX network planning
  • Standardized data import and export
  • Reports and documentation

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 17. - 19.05.17

Course Fee

1,790 € (excluding VAT)

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“Planning & Coordination of Microwave Links (PtP & PtMP)“ and “Radio Link Calculation & Coordination Tool – CHIRplus_FX“ can be booked as full package as well as single courses. Package price for both courses: 2,750 € (excluding VAT).

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Your Training Contact

Natascha Seiler

Phone: +49 (0) 7227 9535 482
E-mail: NSeiler(at)LStelcom.com


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