Network planning, especially for a cellular network, can be an extremely complex as well as time-consuming procedure. There are many steps and parameters that should be considered to ensure a well-planned radio network.
This chapter gives a fast tour through the network planning and optimization of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio network. We also present a strong grounding through the various aspects of the LTE standard and features that you can use as a guide through the various options for deployment. This will equip you with the knowledge to understand the choices you can make when selecting a system and need to ...