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Spectrum Management

Please find below an overview of all available training courses in regards to "Spectrum Management". The complete Training Calendar can be downloaded here.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your individual training needs. You may register online via www.LStelcom.com/training-registration or complete the registration form and send it back 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

A 2 day course in the UK to inform and enhance the knowledge of those that will be deploying the technology but also need to understand the challenges and implications of such a network deployment.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the status of 5G and the road-map to its initial and longer-term deployment
  • Identify the key challenges in deploying 5G infrastructure and accessing new and existing spectrum bands
  • Demonstrate the benefits and features the technology will bring in various different users
  • Examine the likely costs of a typical 5G deployment
  • Discover how to achieve positive benefits from 5G technology deployment

Why this course is suitable for you?

  • It provides a practical assessment of network deployment using new 5G technology and how it will be rolled out
  • It provides detailed exercises which untangle the complexities of 5G network deployment for all the parties involved
  • It will enable you to make informed business decisions, and establish future use and roll-out strategies

Intended for

  • Government and local authorities
  • Vertical industries - energy, transport, utilities
  • Operators and vendors

Location/Date

London, on demand

Training Focus

The course is not just an opportunity to learn; it is a unique chance to debate the latest thinking with world-renowned experts who helped develop the central principles of modern spectrum management. The course is delivered through a flexible combination of lectures, exercises, practical demonstrations, debate and 'question and answer' sessions with expert speakers. Further benefits include:

  • Sharing experiences with international colleagues
  • Partners programme available
  • Certificate on completion of the course

Course Objectives

Spectrum management requires knowledge of an unusually wide range of disciplines: engineering, economics, law, policy and regulation. It is also a field where accepted practices are changing rapidly. The increasing demand for spectrum fostered a growth in market-orientated approaches to spectrum management but the latest approaches lean more towards sharing as the dominant paradigm. This course delivers the essential technical foundations needed to support modern spectrum management while bringing attendees up to speed with the latest thinking in a range of other areas.

Intended for

The course is aimed at those who either work for regulators or for commercial organisations which need to understand the principles of spectrum management. The content is well suited to three groups of people:

  • Staff wanting a solid grounding in spectrum management
  • Those with an expertise in one aspect of spectrum management who are seeking to broaden their knowledge base
  • Those wanting to familiarise themselves with the latest thinking in the field

Location/Date

Oxford, 17. - 20.09.18

Course Fee

Delegate fees for the two courses reflect the fact that the September course in Oxford includes all meals and accommodation, whereas the April course does not.
London: £1995 (excluding VAT) before March 5, £2245 (excluding VAT) after March 5
Oxford: £2645 (excluding VAT) before August 6, £2895 (excluding VAT) after August 6

For a detailed training agenda please contact Ms. Natascha Seiler (NSeiler(at)LStelcom.com).

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Training Focus

The planning of radio services often leaves small gaps which cannot be used or the infrequent use of spectrum by a primary user leaves larger opportunities. However, such spectrum might be accessible for different or additional radio services, typically ones with very low power which will not cause undue interference to the primary users. These opportunities are often termed ‘whitespaces’ and their use is being considered through methods such as dynamic spectrum assignment. This course examines the background to white spaces, considering how and where they arise. It then focuses on how white space might be used, and what kind of communications it might support. Finally, the various methods and technologies (including DSA/LSA and the role of databases) being considered to provide regulatory access to white spaces will be examined.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will understand the history of white spaces, together with their usage and regulation. Current developments in actually using whitespaces will also be examined.

Intended for

Those who need to understand the regulation and practical application of white spaces, whether from a regulatory or commercial perspective.

Contents

  • What are whitespaces? How much spectrum is there?
  • The possible applications of white space spectrum
  • Technologies being developed for the exploitation of whitespaces
  • How is interference dealt with
  • The regulatory processes and procedures being applied
  • Geographic databases
  • Dynamic and licensed spectrum access and assignment

Duration/Dates

2 days/on demand

Course Fee

1,290 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

The radio spectrum is a limited resource that has to be shared between different systems, operators and countries. It is the task of regulatory authorities to manage the resource and to optimize it. International frameworks provide the basis for spectrum management, however knowledge of the characteristics of the radio spectrum and technologies that use it are necessary for these frameworks to be translated into realizable policies and practices at a national and regional level. This course begins by providing an overview of the goals of spectrum management as well as delivering an understanding of the specific characteristics of different parts of the radio spectrum and how this impacts its utility and value. The use of different spectrum bands is discussed, together with a consideration of the way in which historic and new radio technologies use spectrum and the techniques being considered to maximize efficiency and sharing. Different facets of spectrum management and regulation are explained. The course explores assignment and planning methods from the classical command and control techniques to developments in economic techniques such as pricing, trading and auctions. It takes a look at emerging techniques such as dynamic spectrum access and licensed shared access to help understand what failings of existing techniques they are seeking to redress.

Course Objectives

After completion of the course, participants will understand how the radio spectrum is used, and approaches to its management and regulation. They will have extended their knowledge of spectrum management and will have been updated on the latest techniques and processes being employed.

Intended for

This course is ideal for those working in a practical position within a spectrum regulator or regulatory body. It is useful for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of the toolkit for spectrum regulation and management including consultants, investors, manufacturers, major spectrum users and those for whom managing the spectrum is a part of their daily job.

Contents

  • Fundamentals of spectrum management
  • Characteristics of radio spectrum and radio technologies
  • Historic and new radio communication systems
  • The international framework and processes for spectrum management
  • Methods for licensing spectrum and service planning
  • Spectrum demand and efficiency
  • New techniques (dynamic spectrum access, license shared access)

Dates

05. - 09.11.18
18. - 22.02.19
04. - 08.11.19

Course Fee

2,690 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

At its heart, radio spectrum management is essentially a technical discipline, overlaid by strategic and economic considerations. One of the main technical goals of spectrum management is to control interference between radio users so as to optimize the use of the spectrum. Controlling interference is not straightforward and requires the balancing of many factors and undertaking this balancing act requires expert skills. This course describes the necessary theoretical, practical and physical qualities of the radio spectrum including the specifics of wave propagation. Following a review of technical fundamentals such as modulation, antennas and propagation modeling, the course considers the characteristics of different parts of the radio spectrum, and examines in detail the different uses to which it is put. The course then discusses why specific uses are often associated with particular radio frequencies and reviews the technical capabilities and limitations of today’s RF technologies. Interference mechanisms and coordination procedures are explored, together with an understanding of how the performance of radio equipment affects interference and coverage. Finally, detailed explanations of the specifics of the most common radio communication services including broadcast, land mobile, fixed and satellite services are given.

Course Objectives

After completion of the course, participants will have a full understanding of the technical and physical issues which impact spectrum management. In addition, they will have deepened their technical knowledge of different radio services and will understand the principles behind controlling interference and the coordination procedures..

Intended for

This course is intended for those interested in the technical aspects of spectrum management. This includes working in a technical function at regulators as well as in telecommunications and broadcasting companies and in organizations with a need for strong technical knowledge.

Contents

  • Communication principles, modulation techniques and antennas
  • Radio wave propagation, terrain data and propagation calculations
  • Characteristics of the radio spectrum from ELF to EHF
  • Detailed exploration of a range of radio communication services:

    • Technical characteristics
    • Service planning
    • Frequency assignment
    • Coordination procedures

Dates

12. - 16.11.18
25.02. - 01.03.19
11. - 15.11.19

Course Fee

2,690 € (excluding VAT)

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“Managing and Regulating the Radio Spectrum: A Practical Guide” and “Technical Issues in Radio Spectrum Management” can be booked as full package as well as single courses. Package price for both courses: 4,990 € (excluding VAT).

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Training Focus

The amount of data traffic being carried over mobile networks is ever increasing, yet the amount of spectrum used to deliver that data is limited. This is leading, many believe, to a situation where there will be insufficient spectrum to deliver the capacity necessary to handle the traffic, often termed the ‘capacity crunch’. This course examines the various forecasts for mobile data traffic and considers whether and where growth might finally stop. It also explores various models used to turn the traffic levels into spectrum requirements to try to determine how much spectrum might be needed. The various methods for delivering data capacity will be discussed, together with an examination of the efficiency and effectiveness of the various mobile technologies (2G, 3G, 4G and 5G) and strategies such as network densification, offloading and wholesale networks. The impact of the growth of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be discussed. Economic issues, such as the cost per bit delivered will also be considered to examine whether there are financial constraints on data capacity growth and consumption.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be aware of various forecasts for mobile data, and methods used to predict mobile spectrum demand. They will have an understanding of types and performance of techniques used to deliver mobile data, and will understand the commercial and economic issues that affect the delivery of mobile capacity.

Intended for

People working as regulators, as well as for organizations such as government departments, transport operators, satellite companies, military establishments who use the radio spectrum and who wish to understand the sources of the pressure to find more spectrum for mobile data.

Contents

  • Forecasting the growth of mobile data traffic
  • Calculating mobile spectrum demand
  • A historical viewpoint on the accuracy of predictions
  • Is there a limit on eventual demand?
  • Country case studies on data growth
  • The impact of M2M and IoT
  • Methods for handling mobile data

    • Mobile technologies (e.g. 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G)
    • Offloading
    • Network densification
    • Wholesale and shared network models

  • The cost implications of the various techniques

Dates

27. - 28.11.18
26. - 27.11.19

Course Fee

1,290 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

Numerous institutional, academic, commercial and regulatory organizations are working towards the standardization of 5G but fundamental questions remain of what is 5G, what will 5G look like, and how will this impact spectrum demand, authorization and usage? There is also the question of technology: will 5G be a new technology or a system of different technologies, each playing to their own strengths? 5G is essentially driven by the need for mobile operators to quench the growing thirst for mobile data. Talking about spectrum, there are many different views about how the growth in data traffic impacts upon demand for RF spectrum. Below 6 GHz, there is very little spectrum remaining that can be re-farmed and much of the focus for new spectrum for 5G is concentrated above 6 GHz. How feasible is it to deliver mobile services at such high frequencies? Are there ways to use existing spectrum more efficiently, or are technologies as LTE Advanced already very close to the limit? This course will examine the evolving 5G ecosystem whilst critically examining the various forecasts and spectrum options to try and identify the reality at the core of the issues, as well as consider the conflicting statements being made by the various parties involved in finding a home for 5G services in the radio spectrum.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, participants will have a clearer understanding how the evolution towards a 5G standard is leading the chase to identify new spectrum, which spectrum bands are under consideration, and whether 5G might mark the end to the hunger of mobile operators for more mobile spectrum.

Intended for

Those who need to understand the spectrum implications of 5G technologies, whether from a regulatory, commercial or technical perspective.

Contents

  • Forecasts of demand for data services
  • Realistically forecasting spectrum demand
  • Bands capabilities and issues with existing IMT bands
  • New bands being considered for 5G services
  • Propagation and coverage of bands above 6 GHz
  • The spectrum efficiency of existing IMT technologies
  • The 5G ecosystem
  • A roadmap for the introduction of 5G services
  • Authorization of 5G spectrum

Dates

29. - 30.11.18
28. - 29.11.19

Course Fee

1,290 € (excluding VAT)

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“Dealing with the Capacity Crunch” and “Spectrum Matters for 5G” can be booked as full package as well as single courses. Package price for both courses: 2,390 € (excluding VAT).

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Training Focus

The training is dedicated to the general SPECTRAemc handling (GUI), simple and complex database queries, data grid functions and general functions in order to let the trainees find the best way to understand the tools philosophy. The training involves the usage of SPECTRAemc.

Course Objectives

After the training the participants will be able to understand the main framework methods of SPECTRAemc very well. This is the absolutely necessary basis for the other more advanced training courses on radio calculations, wizards and Add Ons.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who need to use SPECTRAemc in their daily work or those who want to learn about the SPECTRAemc framework capabilities. The training course will be useful both for new users but also for experienced users of the tool to learn about the new features.

Contents

  • Display and GIS functions
  • Database selection functionalities
  • Creation of objects in SPECTRAemc
  • Working with data grids
  • Working with SPECTRAemc scenario files
  • SPECTRAemc supporting tools

Dates

12. - 14.09.18
06. - 08.02.19
11. - 13.09.19

Course Fee

1,840 € (excluding VAT)

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This training is developed as tool training and involves the usage of our LS telcom software.

Training Focus

This course provides profound knowledge on how to conceive and build a server and network infrastructure to operate SPECTRA solutions. After presenting the general architectural options, the training will focus on how to set up and configure the environments. Furthermore, maintenance and troubleshooting competence will be trained. Extended concepts in terms of security, backup, disaster recovery, third party licensing, and virtualization will expand the course. The training will be held on classroom in LS telcom training facilities and involves some hands-on activities.

Course Objectives

After completing the training, delegates will be able to understand the architectural options for SPECTRA solutions and will be able to set up and maintain the environments in their day-to-day work.

Intended for

This course is intended for ICT staff dedicated to the initial set-up, configuration, administration, maintenance and troubleshooting of an IT infrastructure for SPECTRA solutions (not for users of SPECTRA for licensing/planning purposes). Basic knowledge in several of the following areas is required to be able to follow the training: server and data base administration, virtualization, server/client architecture.

Contents

  • Hardware server infrastructure and network topology for SPECTRA
  • Server/client architecture for SPECTRA
  • Virtualization solutions
  • Workstations/laptop/tablets for SPECTRA
  • Backup concepts
  • Security aspects
  • Licensing concepts for third party software
  • Initial system installation
  • System administration/SPECTRA updates
  • Preventive maintenance and troubleshooting

Duration/Dates

4 days/on demand
This training course can also be booked with a duration of 3-5 days.

Course Fee

2,260 € (excluding VAT)

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This training is developed as tool training and involves the usage of our LS telcom software.

Training Focus

This training course is dedicated to the radio engineering part of SPECTRAemc in order to let the trainees understand the comprehensive calculation capabilities of tool. The training involves the usage of SPECTRAemc.

Course Objectives

After the training the participants will be able to understand how the comprehensive calculation capabilities of SPECTRAemc can be applied to solve practical problems.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who need to use SPECTRAemc in their daily work and also for those who want to learn initially about the SPECTRAemc calculation capabilities. This course can be also useful for advanced SPECTRAemc users working in one particular radio service to learn how SPECTRAemc can be applied in other areas.

Contents

  • Overview radio propagation models
  • Basic calculations using radio propagation models
  • Advanced interference calculations using radio propagation models
  • Frequency assignment calculations (based on interference analysis)
  • Special calculations

Dates

17. - 21.09.18
11. - 15.02.19
16. - 20.09.19

Course Fee

2,690 € (excluding VAT)

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This training is developed as tool training and involves the usage of our LS telcom software.

Training Focus

This training course is dedicated to the workflow and reporting related capabilities of SPECTRAemc in order to let the trainees understand how SPECTRAemc can be configured via the wizard workflow editor tool and Crystal Reports Designer to the requirements of the customer. The training involves the usage of SPECTRAemc and the wizard workflow editor tool.

Course Objectives

After the training the participants will be able to create/configure wizard workflows and Crystal Reports for SPECTRAemc. In addition the participants will be also able to maintain and further develop existing wizard workflows and Crystal Reports for SPECTRAemc.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who are interested to learn about the very comprehensive configuration capabilities of SPECTRAemc in terms of wizard workflows and/or Crystal Reports. The training course will be useful both for new users but also for experienced users of the tool to learn about the new features

Contents

  • Overview wizard workflows in SPECTRAemc
  • Overview wizard workflow editor tool
  • Detailed discussion of important wizard commands/statements
  • Tasks and deadlines
  • Overview Crystal Reports in SPECTRAemc
  • Using Crystal Reports Designer for SPECTRAemc reports

Dates

08. - 12.10.18
01. - 05.04.19
07. - 11.10.19

Course Fee

2,690 € (excluding VAT)

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This training is developed as tool training and involves the usage of our LS telcom software.

Training Focus

This training course is dedicated to the question how SPECTRAemc with its various AddOns can be applied for the international coordination processes. This will let the trainees understand the calculation and the administrative capabilities of the tool for various standardized international coordination procedures like for example HCM. The training involves the usage of SPECTRAemc.

Course Objectives

After the training the participants will be able to understand which standardized international coordination procedures are available in SPECTRAemc and how to use the tool to solve practical problems.

Intended for

This course will be also useful for those who are interested first to learn about the comprehensive capabilities of SPECTRAemc in terms of international coordination to decide how the module can be applied in their environment to solve practical problems. The training course will be useful both for new users but also for experienced users of the tool to learn about the new features.

Contents

  • Overview available AddOns for international coordination
  • Coordination checks during frequency assignment
  • Administrative functionalities for international coordination (example HCM FX)

Dates

20. - 22.11.18
07. - 09.05.19
19. - 21.11.19

Course Fee

1,840 € (excluding VAT)

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This training is developed as tool training and involves the usage of our LS telcom software.

Training Focus

SPECTRAplan S is the latest version of the classical SPECTRAplan module which is responsible for the administration of important data for spectrum planning on various levels in the SPECTRA system. The training is dedicated to the general SPECTRAplan S handling (GUI), simple and complex database queries, data grid functions and general functions in order to let the trainees find the best way to understand the tool’s philosophy. The training involves the usage of SPECTRAplan S.

Course Objectives

After the training the participants will be able to understand and apply the methods for frequency plan administration with SPECTRAplan S very well.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have been already using the classical SPECTRAplan module and now want to migrate to the new SPECTRAplan S solution. Also completely novice user of the SPECTRA system starting directly with SPECTRAplan S will benefit from this training course.

Contents

  • Getting started with the new GUI concepts
  • Master data management
  • Administration of frequency allocation tables
  • Administration of frequency allotment plans
  • Administration of frequency assignment plans
  • Overview vector management module
  • Overview user management module

Dates

11. - 14.12.18
04. - 07.06.19
10. - 13.12.19
This training course can also be booked with a duration of 3-5 days.

Course Fee

2,260 € (excluding VAT)

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This training is developed as tool training and involves the usage of our LS telcom software.


Your Training Contact

Daniela Ehinger

Phone: +49 (0) 7227 9535 481
E-mail: DEhinger(at)LStelcom.com


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