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This course equips engineers with the necessary information to predict and plan capacity requirements in network architectures. We examine the requirements to support user plane services, as well as control plane requirements – mapping to different Quality of Service types (for example, QCI values in LTE, and 5QI in 5G) in order to make sense of the overall capacity requirements at the Physical Layer.

There are lots of different network architectures used throughout the telecommunications ecosystem, and the details as to which technologies and protocols are used varies widely. However, to illustrate the principles in a meaningful way (and to apply the principles to a well-specified system with wide coverage), we use cellular networks (mainly LTE) as the primary example throughout the session. However, the principles can be applied to any network architecture.

We end with a look at the key variables which affect capacity requirements, and in particular discuss the impact of changing user behaviour on capacity calculations.


This course is designed for engineers working for network operators in the planning and implementation of networks.


This course assumes an engineering background, as well as familiarity with modern network architectures.


  • User Plane Connectivity
  • Control Plane Connectivity
  • Radio Link Dimensioning 
  • Backhaul Capacity Planning
  • Key Variables
  • Pulling it all Together

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