Course Overview

The cellular industry is facing the challenge of coping with the increasing number of mobile broadband data users with limited radio resources. This course provides an overview of Small Cell
architecture and how it improves network performance and service quality by offloading the burden from the large macro-cells. Designed for all audiences, and as a prerequisite for advanced DAS & Small and In-building courses, this course examines the fundamentals of both tools and discusses the appropriate application of each.

Intended Audiences

  • Personnel without any DAS or small cell background.
  • Personnel who have worked with macro sites and want to transition to DAS and small cells.
  • Personnel who have primarily worked with Wi-Fi indoor planning and want to learn about the impact of DAS and small cell coverage and capacity solutions.


Telecommunications Education Center Wireless Fundamentals Course

Wireless 101

Wireless 101 is designed to familiarize participants with the practical aspects of wireless communication systems and their industrial applications. When it comes to modern cellular systems, it is important to understand the numerous technological developments that affect its deployment and the business ecosystem. Foundational theories of cellular communication are an important, yet often overlooked, domain…

Key Takeaways

  • Recognize the role of densification and small cells for 5G networks.
  • Differentiate between indoor and outdoor small cells, as well as the difference between DAS, Small Cell, and Wi-Fi features.
  • Learn the difference between passive and active DAS elements
  • Interpret RF connection diagrams and apply capacity/coverage planning techniques for DAS and small cells
  • Understand RF characteristics and apply RF planning techniques (isolation, cell dominance) for indoor environments
  • Learn the challenges inherent with small cell deployments and backhaul provisioning.
  • Understand hybrid DAS and repeater solutions
  • Learn the functionality of various hardware components such as splitters, combiners, couplers, etc.

Course Includes

  • Course outline
  • Online access to self-guided PowerPoint deck
  • Certificate of completion


How do I register for this course?

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  2. Add the course to your cart.
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  6. Once your questionnaire has been submitted, we will reach out with additional information and pricing options.