Prakash joined Award Solutions in 2011 and has over 18 years of experience in the wireless telecom industry. Since joining Award, he has been a key contributor to the development of HSPA+ courseware and at the forefront of HSPA+ technology training by constantly tracking standards and its developments. Other major areas he has focus on are GPRS Performance Workshops, UMTS/HSPA Protocols and Signaling, UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ RF Optimization (based customer logs, vendor parameters and performance counters) and WiMAX RF Planning and Design.
Prakash Joshi has played a critical part in the development of the courseware on HSPA+ Protocols and Signaling and Dual Carrier HSPA+. These programs have been put together for leading industry vendors. He is an active resource within Award, delivering "Train the Trainer" programs to fellow associates globally on HSPA+ and other advanced technologies.
Prakash’s professional career began in the telecom industry in 2000 with a seven year stint with VGR Polytechnic, in India. He assumed the role of lecturer and taught the undergraduate students on digital electronics and analog communication systems. Additionally, his intense desire to stay hands-on in the industry led him to take on the responsibility of managing the technology within the institute’s computer and communication networks laboratory. During this period he moved onto the role of Head of the Department in Electronics and Communication. As an Assistant Professor, he continued applying his proven technique of teaching to graduate and undergraduate students in the areas of digital and mobile communications. Prakash utilized his lab management responsibility to stay linked with the telecom industry and put this to effective use to guide his students on industry based projects.
In 2007, Prakash joined Motorola India Pvt Ltd Bangalore as a Technical Trainer after completing the MCNE (Motorola Certified Network Engineer) program. His key role at Motorola included training and courseware development for global customers on GSM, UMTS and WiMAX technologies. He was also involved in development of Motorola branded Huawei RNC CM parameters course material.
Currently at Award Solutions as a Senior Consultant, Prakash plays a key role on training courseware development, delivering training globally and frequently reviews the standards on cellular technologies.
Prakash holds a Master’s degree in Digital Communication Engineering from a leading university from South India.
UEs in idle mode monitor the PDCCH channel for P-RNTI used for paging to receive paging message from eNB. The UE needs to monitor the PDCCH only at certain UE specific paging occasion, i.e. only at specific subframe in specific radio frame. At other times, the UE may go to sleep mode to save battery power. The DRX parameters and the significance of each DRX parameter is discussed in first part of this blog. One of the DRX parameters ‘nB’ is the deciding factor for paging capacity in a cell. Let us discuss different scenarios by considering different values of nB in this blog and understand impact of this parameter on paging capacity.
Scenario 1: nB = T/2
Scenario 2: nB = 2T
Scenario 3: nB = 4T