LTE Signaling Training

LTE Signaling Training

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Introduction:

LTE Signaling Training Course with hands-on Exercises (Online, Onsite and Classroom Live)

This is the second in our series of courses on LTE aimed at technical audiences.  The first one, LTE/SAE: A Technology Overview, is a recommended prerequisite.

This LTE Signaling Training course provides detailed information on the signaling layers in the LTE air interfaces including the channel structures and the mapping up to the physical layer.

Duration: 3 days

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Customize It:

  • For those with good wireless technologies background but without exposure to WCDMA/HSPA, we can cover the prerequisite material upfront by extending the course to five days.
  • We can tailor the course to focus on the technology aspects most pertinent to your audience, whether radio/core network engineers, application/device developers, or other.
  • Add a workshop day at the end of the LTE Signaling Training course, for a total of four days, for a deep dive into the transmission network IP backbone issues.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this LTE Signaling Training course is defined here:

  • Delegates needing an in-depth understanding of the area of LTE’s (Long Term Evolution) signalling
  • Telecom professionals working in the areas of LTE hardware and software development
  • LTE system engineering and in the testing and verification field
  • Such delegates would be employed or contracted to:
    Operators
    Manufacturers
    Integrators
    Regulators

LTE Signaling Training – Objectives:

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

  • Understand Non Access Stratum Signalling
  • Be aware of MAC Procedures across the Ue and UTRAN
  • Appreciate the roles of Radio Link Control (RLC)l, Radio Resource Control (RRC) and Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP)
  • Be able to follow message sequences on the S1 and X2 interfaces
  • Appreciate interworking with earlier non-LTE 3GPP releases

LTE Signaling Training – Course Outlines:

LTE/SAE Introduction

    • How we got here: A brief overview of cellular
    • 3GPP Releases (Release 99 to Release 8)
    • EPS (E-UTRAN and EPC) logical architecture
    • EPS interfaces
    • EPC (Evolved Packet Core) architecture
    • SAE/LTE interfaces

Radio Interface Principles

    • Channel models
    • BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
    • OFDM: Principles of operation
    • MIMO systems overview
    • Radio interface techniques: Uplink/downlink
    • Channel structure
    • Exercises

LTE QoS

    • EPS bearers
    • Signaling radio bearers
    • Authentication
    • Integrity protection
    • Ciphering
    • IP Sec solutions for transport network security

Radio Interface Layers

    • Radio procedures
    • NAS security functions
    • Radio Resource Control (RRC)
    • RRC security functions
    • Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP)
    • Radio Link Control (RLC)
    • Medium Access Control (MAC)
    • Packet data flow and multiplexing
    • Channel structure : Logical channels, transport channels, physical channels
    • 3GPP standards references
    • Exercises using logfiles and air interface protocol analyzer data

LTE Signaling Cases

    • Periodic location update
    • IMSI attach
    • Mobile originating service
    • S1 handover signaling flow
    • X2 handover signaling flow
    • Inter-pool (SGW) handover
    • Inter-system handover signaling flows
    • VoLTE – IMS signaling
    • CS Fallback signaling flow
    • Exercises: Protocol analyzer log files
  • Course Wrap-Up

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