LTE Advanced Training

LTE Advanced Training

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LTE Advanced Training Course

The LTE Advanced Training course begins with a review of the RF/wireless basics, 3GPP standards evolution, and a discussion of the key 4G-enabling technologies such as OFDM, MIMO, and HARQ. This is followed by a comprehensive discussion of the physical layer for both the uplink and the downlink, antennas employed with LTE, and spectrum management issues. The LTE Advanced Training course concludes with a look at the state-of-the-art of LTE deployment as well as the future of LTE technology evolution.

Duration: 3 days

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  • If you are familiar with some aspects of LTE Advanced Training, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the LTE Advanced Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the LTE Advanced Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.


After completing this LTE Advanced Training course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe concepts behind ITU for IMT Advanced, also referred to as true 4G
  • List and describe major key features in LTE-Advanced
  • List LTE-Advanced network architecture and components
  • Describe LTE-Advanced OTA interface and services
  • List the requirements, performance, testing and security targets for LTE-Advanced
  • Identify enhancement requirements for LTE systems to support LTE-Advanced features
  • Explore migration strategies for LTE-Advanced implementation and deployment
  • List the performance targets for IMT-Advanced and LTE-Advanced
  • Summarize architectural enhancements relative to Release 8
  • Describe the key features of Release 10 LTE-Advanced
  • Explain the key features of LTE-Advanced beyond Release 10
  • Identify the enhancements required in an LTE network to migrate to LTE-Advanced
  • Give examples of deployment scenarios for LTE-Advanced including heterogeneous networks (HetNets)

LTE Advanced Training – Course Outlines:

Overview of LTE-Advanced

◾What is LTE-Advanced?
◾Backward compatibility with LTE
◾LTE-Advanced features
◾IMT-Advanced and LTE-Advanced
◾Evolution from Release LTE 8/9 to Release 10/11/12 LTE-Advanced (4G LTE)
◾Spectrum Allocation
◾Carrier Aggregation
◾Overview of LTE-Advanced services and features
◾Over-the-air provisioning (OTA) in LTE-Advanced
◾Simplified View of an OTA Provisioning Architecture

LTE-Advanced Network Architecture

◾LTE Advanced Features and Performance (R10, R11 and beyond)
◾Release 10/11 Architecture
◾LTE Advanced Relays
◾Enhanced HeNB in Release 10 and beyond
◾Self-Organizing Networks (SON) in Release 9/10/11/12

LTE-Advanced Enhancements

◾Release 10 Air Interface Enhancements
◾Carrier aggregation in LTE-Advanced
◾Scheduling for Component Carriers
◾Enhanced multiple antenna techniques for DL and UL
◾Coordinated and Distributed MIMO
◾SON enhancements
◾LTE-Advanced Release 11 and Beyond
◾Coordinated multipoint (CoMP) transmission and reception
◾Heterogeneous networks (HetNets) and eICIC
◾Interference cancellation
◾Overall System Latency Enhancements

Self-Organizing Networks and Heterogeneous Networks in LTE-Advanced

◾SON Architectures SON Framework and Management Model and Interfaces
◾Self-configuration (S1/X2)
◾Self-Optimization (ANR)
◾Mobility Load Balancing
◾Mobility Robustness Optimization
◾HeNB Architecture
◾HeNB Gateway Functionality
◾HeNB Access Control
◾Closed Subscriber Group management
◾HeNB Identification
◾LTE-Advanced Coverage Enhancement using Relay Nodes
◾Range Expansion
◾PDCCH Control Channel Robustness
◾Enhanced Inter-cell Interference Coordination (eICIC)
◾Almost Blank Subframes and CSI Measurement Restrictions
◾Enhanced PDCCH Control Channel to support Beam Forming

Concepts behind Carrier Aggregation and Enhanced MIMO

◾What is Carrier Aggregation (CA)?
◾Uplink Multiple Timing Advance for Carrier Aggregation Rel.11
◾Uplink Carrier Aggregation and Multi-Cluster Transmission
◾Simultaneous Uplink Control Channel Transmission
◾Enhanced Downlink Spatial Multiplexing with 8×8 SU-MIMO
◾Enhanced Downlink Multi-User MIMO and Beamforming
◾Dedicated Reference Symbol Structure for LTE-A MIMO
◾Uplink Multi Antenna Transmission
◾Coordinated multipoint transmission and reception (CoMP)
◾Cooperative Base Stations and Remote Radio Heads
◾CoMP modes: joint processing, coordinates beam forming & scheduling
◾CoMP Resource Management and Signaling Procedures

LTE Advanced Operational Procedures

◾Network Acquisition and Attach in LTE-Advanced
◾Power-up system acquisition
◾Random access
◾Cell reselection and handover
◾Idle to connected transition
◾Dormant to active transition
◾Initial Attach and EPS Bearer Activation
◾Mobility in LTE Advanced
◾Cell Reselection and Handover
◾DTX/DRX in LTE Advanced
◾Handover to WiFi for offloading IP traffic

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