Atoll LTE & Aster Public Course


In 2008, Atoll was the first LTE network planning software available on the market. Atoll is being used by a number of the largest LTE operators worldwide. Atoll 3.3 is a comprehensive framework for operators who need to plan evolution towards LTE and LTE-Advanced. It allows planning and analysing integrated GSM/UMTS/LTE and CDMA/LTE networks.

This module is the result of a strong R&D program in 4G technologies which Forsk is conducting with strategic partners including world-leading equipment vendors and operators.

Who should attend?

  • Radio Planning Engineers
  • Consultants
  • R&D staff
  • Any current or future Atoll user involved in LTE activity for design and deployment of cellular wireless networks


  • Knowledge of 3GPP GSM, UMTS/W-CDMA and LTE standards.
  • Knowledge of LTE technology and RF planning at engineering level.

Course Outline

DAY 1: Atoll General Features

  • General Introduction
  • Working Environment
  • Managing Geographic Data
  • Managing Radio Data
  • Managing Computations
  • Project Outputs
  • LTE Concepts and Planning Overview
  • Modelling a LTE Network

DAY 2: Atoll General & LTE features

  • Prediction Studies Based on Cell Loads
  • MIMO Boost
  • ICIC Techniques
  • Neighbour Planning
  • Automatic Frequency and PCI Planning
  • Frequency and PCI Plan Analysis
  • Carrier Aggregation
  • Monte Carlo Simulation

DAY 3: Atoll LTE Advanced & Aster Features

  • MIMO Features with Enhanced MIMO
  • LTE TDD Mode
  • Coordinated Multipoint Transmission and Reception (CoMP)
  • Relay Nodes
  • Aster Configuration (Geo_Data, Ray Tracing, Antenna Correction)
  • Aster Calculation Process
  • Aster Model Calibration
  • Aster Analysing Performance

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Course Details

  • DATES: Feb. 13-15, 2018
  • DURATION: 3 days
  • SCHEDULE: 9:30AM - 5:00PM each day
  • LOCATION: Forsk Head Office - Toulouse Blagnac, France
  • FEE: 1,500€,  including training session, lunch and course documentation

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