Courses Details
Course Overview

As LTE operators formulate a commercial and technical strategy aimed to maximize revenue and minimize costs as well as meet subscriber expectations, all synergies need to be explored with regard to deploying multi-technology radio access networks.  Single radio access network (SRAN) involves deploying LTE/HSPA/GSM functionality in a single base station unit, and hence reduces the operator’s total cost of ownership (TCO). This course examines the SRAN market, products, architectural models, backhaul options and core network connectivity.  

Course Schedule
Target Audience
Engineers and Technicians involved in Mobile Network operation and maintenance, planning and optimization.
Course Objectives
  • Identify the benefits and drawbacks of deploying Single Radio Access Network (SRAN)
  • Describe the main features of Multi Radio Access technology (RAT) and Multi operator SRAN
  • Highlight the main features of an MSR base station
  • Describe  applicability of software defined radios to SRAN
  • Identify potential RF issues associated with MSR operation
  • Outline functionality of carrier Ethernet and MPLS in the context of SRAN backhaul transport
  • Highlight the functions performed by the SeGW 
  • Describe VLAN connectivity for Single RAT, Multi RAT, Multi RAN scenarios
  • Describe the core network connectivity required to support SRAN
  • Describe IP flow mobility in SRAN environment
  • Describe the role of RFSP index in managing reselection and handover within a SRAN
  • Step through the stages of a Single RAN deployment process
Course Prerequisites
Participants should be familiar with 2G/3G/4G network architecture
Course Outline
Single RAN (SRAN) Market Survey
SRAN definition 
3GPP releases
MSR base station
Software defined radio
Benefits and drawbacks of SRAN 
Multioperator Single RAN (MOSR)
NSN-SingleRAN Advanced
Huawei-Single RAN

Multi Standard Radio (MSR) Base Stations
Software defined radio (SDR)
MSR Bands
MSR Architecture
Common base station design initiative (OBSAI)
Common public radio interface (CPRI)
Localized cell sites

Distributed Cell Sites
Cloud RAN
Base station and infrastructure sharing
RF issues
Single RAN network architecture

SRAN Transport 
Backhaul requirements
Access and aggregation
Transport technologies 
Security Gateway (SeGW)
Carrier Ethernet

Transport VLANs for SRAN
Single RAT VLANs
Multi RAT VLANs
Multi RAN VLANs

SRAN Core Network Connectivity
S1 Flex functionality
LA/TA coordination
Inter RAT administration
RFSP (RAT Frequency Selection Priority) Index
Handover between RATs
Idle and connected mode mobility
IP flow mobility 

Single RAN Deployment
Case study