LTE Fundamentals Training

LTE Fundamentals Training

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Introduction:

LTE Fundamentals Training Course with Hands-On Exercises (Online, Onsite and Classroom Live)

LTE is a 4G wireless technology standardized by the 3GPP which enables support for broadband connectivity to mobile devices, permitting the delivery of demanding multimedia information to any device, anywhere, anytime. In support of this, changes to the core network are also defined as System Architecture Evolution (SAE), providing an all-IP bearer platform for delivery of services.

This LTE Fundamentals Training course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the development, design, and capabilities of LTE/SAE. The course will begin with a review of existing 3GPP and alternative technologies.

The LTE access and core network elements are studied in detail, and methods for implementing the logical interfaces are discussed as well. The air interface is examined from a technology viewpoint as well as a procedural perspective. The course finishes with a study of signaling, interworking with non-3GPP networks and the security capabilities of LTE/SAE.

Duration: 2 days

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LTE Fundamentals Training – Customize It:

  • If you are familiar with some aspects of LTE Fundamentals, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the LTE Fundamentals 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 Fundamentals Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience/Target Group:

  • This course is aimed at a technical audience and is suitable for personnel at all levels from technician through manager who are involved in implementing LTE/SAE or who wish to keep up with the evolving 4G wireless technologies.

LTE Fundamentals Training – Class Prerequisites:

  • Those wishing to take this course should have a basic knowledge of UMTS and HSPA.

LTE Fundamentals Training – Objectives:

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the motivation for LTE
  • Describe the architectural structure of LTE and SAE
  • Understand the LTE physical layer technologies and principles
  • Understand the LTE protocols and procedures
  • Consider migration to LTE and SAE within your network

LTE Fundamentals Training – Course Outlines:

Review of the 3GPP UMTS and HSPA Evolution

    • UMTS architectural components
    • Migration to all-IP packet mode
    • HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
    • Problems with the UMTS approach
    • The LTE approach
    • The drivers for LTE
    • Capability goals and performance aims

LTE Radio Access Network

    • Architectural considerations
    • Evolved NodeB (eNodeB)
    • eNodeB functionality
    • The radio interface requirements
    • Interfaces: X2, S1
    • Implementation of the interfaces
    • Backhaul options

LTE Core Network

    • Why change the UMTS core?
    • Major change items
    • EPC entities and functionality
      • Mobility management entity
      • Serving gateway
      • Packet data network gateway
      • Interfaces
      • Bearers and signaling
      • Protocol stacks
    • Service delivery and IMS
    • Additional interfaces and entities for interworking

LTE Air Interface Fundamentals (Physical Layer)

    • Frequency spectrum and bandwidth
    • Spread spectrum method and purpose
    • Modulation schemes and error correction
    • OFDM in the downlink
    • SC-FDMA in the uplink
    • Radio frame structure
    • Resource blocks
    • Reference signals
    • Scheduling considerations
    • Resource allocation
    • Physical, logical, and transport channels
    • Radio channels and their usage

Interworking

    • Interworking with UMTS and earlier 3GPP networks
    • Interworking with WLANs
    • Interworking with trusted non-3GPP networks (CDMA)
    • Handovers
    • Handling voice

Wrap-up

    • Course recap and Q/A
    • Evaluations

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