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Course summary

The advent of technologies such as SDR (Software Defined Radio) and packet-based backhaul have enabled vendors and operators to develop ‘Single RAN’ concepts in which MSR (Multi-Standard Radio) base stations are capable of managing 2G, 3G and even 4G cells from within a single base station unit. Shared IP-based backhaul via an Ethernet packet network further allows for the traditional multi-RAN concept to be abandoned as Single RAN architectures begin to be deployed. This course provides a detailed overview of the Single RAN concept, of the technologies and techniques that enable it and of the architectures and deployment options that have made it a reality.

Who would benefit

This course is designed for engineers, managers and other personnel who have a need to acquire a technical overview of the Single RAN concept and of the technologies and techniques that enable it.


An understanding of 2G, 3G and/or 4G access network architectures and technologies would be an advantage as would a basic knowledge of IP.

Topic areas include

  • Defining the single RAN
  • Potential benefits and dangers of single RAN implementation
  • MSR base stations
  • Software defined radio
  • Multi-standard band sharing
  • OBSAI and CPRI
  • Localized versus distributed cell sites
  • MSR base Station sharing
  • Potential RF issues
  • Single RAN architecture
  • Backhaul networks and architectures for single RAN
  • Multi-RAT operation
  • Flexible core network connectivity
  • Network area coordination
  • RSFP index and idle mode mobility
  • Connected mode mobility
  • IP flow mobility
  • Multi RAN architecture
  • Single RAN architecture
  • Single RAN implementation example

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