Network planning is the foundation of a mobile communication network, especially the wireless parts in a mobile communication network costs great and is of vital importance to network quality, so you must make a good planning at earlier stage, which is helpful for network expansion and service update in the future.
Network planning requires engineers to analyze coverage, decide network layers, and analyze traffic based on relative technologies and parameters, and finally output the results of RF planning, including base station layout and scale.
RF planning, as well as the application of cell parameters, determines the cell coverage. The cell coverage must be properly designed so that the mobile station can always enjoy the best service at the best cells. In addition, the cell coverage must be designed in a way conducive to network capacity expansion.
This chapter also introduces the solutions to dual-band network, indoor coverage, tunnel coverage, and so on. Last, this chapter introduces the repeater application.