Nominal and Detailed LTE Radio NetworkPlanning: Case of Kirkos Sub Sub-City in Addis Ababa

No Thumbnail Available



Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title


Addis Ababa University


The requirements of higher data rate, l network architecture evolves the third generation mobile Generation (4G). Being part of 4G, Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the evolution of 3G counterparts, Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) and Code division multiple access (CDMA), to provide a seamless connectivi (UE). The advancement of wireless communication technologies and the increasing size of radio network make the tasks of radio network planning more challenging and attention has to be given for nominal and the desired requirements after deployment. The nominal and detailed LTE radio network planning involves consideration of basic network requirements in terms of coverage, capacity and Quality of Service (QoS). In this study, the importance of such basic requirements has been illustrated using mathematical analysis as well as computer radio network planning strategies to the operator and local practicing planning area. The study considers Kirkos sub city in Addis Ababa, deployment scenario for the sub city. using the nominal parameters in the detailed plannin coverage prediction and capacity evaluation in terms of a given subscriber future growth. result shows a better network coverage with an optimum network capacity can be achieved in due consideration of network parameters starting from the nominal planning stage till the detailed planning phases in combination of pre optimization requirements at the initial stage. As there will be a similar need in the other part of the country, these findings can be used as reference for new build as well as expansion of the existing LTE network in the future. Keywords: Long Term Evolution, LTE Planning, Nominal Plan Link Budget, Cellular Network Planning, and 4G. Planning: Case of Kirkos Sub-City in Addis Ababa Abstract low latency system, and all-IP (Internet Protocol) communication towards the Fourth connectivity between two end User Equipments s and, hence detailed LTE radio network planning so as to achieve eration computer-aided simulations in order to disclose the LTE engineering in the Ethiopia, in view of new After analysis of the data taken from the sub city and planning, the study resulted in target area erence Planning, Detailed Planning, LTE RadioLink Budget, Cellular Network Planning, and 4G.



Long Term Evolution, LTE Planning, Nominal Plan Link Budget, Cellular Network Planning, and 4G