Experiences of a Telecommunication Engineer.
My Special thanks go to Sri Lanka Telecom PLC & Etisalat Lanka Pvt Ltd for providing me with a better Training & Working Experience.
Department of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa.
NOTE: My posts may include some vendor specific names.
Before setting up a new site RAN Engineers examine the area using Planning Tools and Maps (Google Map and Google Earth). They will obtain coverage predictions with the aid of AIRCOM‟s ASSET tool and ALCATEL‟s Radio Network Planning Tool. Why we need new sites?
Coverage for roads
Coverage for populated areas
To overcome Capacity issues (Reduce congestion of nearby sites)
As a company we wanted to generate revenue. Therefore to get an approval for a new site Engineer needs to prove the revenue that can be generated by setting up that new site. We will get a feedback from Regional Business Managers and Marketing section about current status and future growth of that area. Drive test results and customer complaints are also taken into consideration. Then a suitable location is chosen. Contractor will try to acquire a land as closer as possible to the given coordinates. Based on the location and requirement we decide which type of Site is to set up.
How we do Site Survey will be explained in the next post!!!!