Written for wireless operators, network and terminal manufacturers, frequency regulation bodies, and university students, Radio Network Planning and Optimisation for UMTS 2560 explains how to dimension, plan, and optimize Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) networks. The book introduces the properties of the spread spectrum system and provides a general overview of the physical layer of Universal Terrestrial Radio Access. The radio network planning process for Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) is presented and information on how to dimension, plan, and roll out a 3rd generation network, both theoretically and practically, is provided. This text examines current and future radio network management issues and their impact on network performance as well as the relevant capacity and coverage enhancement methods.
In addition, a supplemental set of MATLAB code files is available for download.