Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part III

Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part III

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Introduction:
Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part III Course – Hands-on

This is the third Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part course in the series on mobile wireless cellular communications. This Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part III course begins with one of the most important topics in mobile cellular networks today. Since RF spectrum, used by mobile operators, is quite limited, there has been a need for radio link technologies to operate more efficient.

The first section delves into the complex topic of how multiple antenna systems are used in mobile cellular networks, which is yet another way to increase data rates between the mobile and base station. This critical technology was introduced in enhanced 3G mobile networks, referred to as 3.5G, which is also used in Wireless LANs (WLANs) today. It has become the basis for the air interface design in both 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and 5G Radio Access Networks (RANs), which is critical to providing ever-increasing data rates. It also forms the basis for other enhancements that provide greater user density, in higher population areas.

The second section of this Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part III course focuses on the various Long Term Evolution (LTE) standards, including LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and LTE-A Pro. Today, there are over five billion unique mobile subscribers, worldwide, with all generations of technologies combined (2G through 5G). And there over 10 billion overall subscriptions, worldwide, when cellular Internet of Things (IoT) devices are included. Growth in 4G-LTE subscriptions is expected to grow through 2022, when 5G is expected to have a huge impact on global market saturation.

Section three of Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part III course covers the advances in mobile cellular technology, focusing on the evolving core networks, and newer methods of connectivity to the RAN. This section also introduces the concept of Self-Organizing Networks (SON) that help to manage growth and allow operators to scale today’s cellular networks to meet demands. The concepts and implementation of small cells is also introduced, used to greatly increase network coverage and density.

Finally, section four describes the current developments in 5G cellular networking standards and the services they provide. This Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part III section will begin with an overview of the International Telecommunications Union – Radio (ITU-R) requirements, providing a thorough description of what a 5G network is, and what services it can provide. The Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part III course will then conclude with an in-depth look at some of the technologies that are part of 5G networks and interfaces between logical and physical components of the network.

Duration: 3 days

RESOURCES:
  • Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training – 5G Mobile Cellular Training Guide by Madhusanka Liyanage  – Paperback/Amazon
  • Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training – 5G Mobile Cellular Training Guide by Patrick Marsch – Paperback/Amazon
  • Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications – 5G Mobile Cellular Training Guide by Erik Dahlman – Paperback/Kindle/Amazon
  • Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications – 5G Mobile Cellular Training Guide by Mahdi Talebi – Kindle/Amazon
  • Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications – 5G Wireless Training Guide by Patrick Marsch , Ömer Bulakci, et al. – Hardcover/Amazon
  • 5G Mobile Cellular Training An Advanced Guide by Louise Steele, Patricia J. Rullo, et al. – Hardcover/Amazon
  • 5G Mobile Cellular Training Guide by Scott Meredith – Hardcover/Amazon
  • 5G Mobile Cellular Training Guide by Harri Holma, Antti Toskala, et al. – Hardcover/Amazon
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Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part III Course – Customize it
  • We can adapt this Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part I 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 Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part I course in manner understandable to lay audiences.
Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part III Course – Audience/Target Group

The target audience for this Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part I course is defined here:

  • Anyone who needs a detailed understanding of cellular communication methods and standards, how cellular networks operate, and how emerging technologies are changing the landscape, including enterprise personnel responsible for making cellular communications decisions, engineers, and sales engineers. This Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications course is also recommended for military and organizations responsible for national security, since 2G services continue to operate in many nation states around the world.
Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part III Course – Class Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Part I course are:

Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part III Course – Objectives:
  • This is the third Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training course in the series on mobile wireless cellular communications. This Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part III course begins with one of the most important topics in mobile cellular networks today. Since RF spectrum, used by mobile operators, is quite limited, there has been a need for radio link technologies to operate more efficient.
Mobile Wireless Cellular Communications Training Part III – Course Syllabus:
MULTIPLE ANTENNA TECHNIQUES & ANTENNA DIVERSITY
  • Key Applications for Today’s Mobile Devices
  • Multiple Antenna Techniques
  • Antenna Diversity Techniques in Mobile Cellular
  • Receive and Transmit Spatial Diversity Techniques
  • Combining Spatial Diversity with Signal Directivity
  • Polarization Diversity: 2G Cellular
  • Benefits of Cross-Polarized Antennas
  • Different Formats of Antenna Technology
  • MISO and SIMO Antenna Formats
  • Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO): Techniques used to Improve Communications Performance
  • Spatial Diversity vs Spatial Multiplexing
  • Introduction to Smart Antenna Systems
  • Switched Beam (Smart Antenna) Systems
  • Adaptive Array Systems (AAS): Adaptive Beamforming
  • Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA)
  • Analog Beamforming with MIMO
  • Digital Beamforming with MIMO
  • Microstrip/Patch Antennas for 4G LTE Smartphones
  • Enhanced MIMO Techniques in 4G LTE
  • Increasing Cell Density & Capacity with Existing Spectrum
  • 5G User Equipment Design: Distributed Phased Array MIMO
LONG TERM EVOLUTION (LTE), 4G LTE-ADVANCED (LTE-A) & LTE-ADVANCED PRO
  • 4G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Deployments (Rel-10 to 12)
  • Definitions Related to Long Term Evolution (LTE) Networks
  • Control and User Plane Connections between EPC and UTRAN
  • Evolved Packet Core (EPC) Nodes
  • Migration to Mobile Packet Core Networks
  • Adding LTE/SAE Architecture to Existing 2G/3G Network
  • 2G-3G-4G Network Topology: Supporting Voice
  • Circuit-Switched Fall Back (CSFB)
  • The IP Multimedia System (IMS) Architecture
  • How the IMS Interfaces with the EPS
  • VoLTE System Architecture: Support for Mobile Roaming
  • LTE Bearer Service Architecture
  • LTE EPC Control Plane Protocol Stack
  • LTE-EPC User (Data) Plane Protocol Stack
  • LTE Radio Access Network (RAN)
  • OFDM Signal Generation & the Role of the Cyclic Prefix
  • OFDMA: Multiple Access Scheme for LTE
  • LTE Frame Structure for both FDD and TDD
  • 3GPP: Timetable for Releases Moving to 5G
  • LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Rel. 10: Carrier Aggregation
  • Goals and Technologies for LTE-Advanced Pro
  • LTE-Carrier Aggregation
  • Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) & Frequency Spectrum
  • Enterprise Small Cells with LTE
  • Enterprise Small Cell Architecture
  • Enterprise Small Cell Connection to UMTS & LTE Core Network (CN)
ADVANCES IN CELLULAR TECHNOLOGIES AND STANDARDS

Advances in Cellular Transport & Backhaul Networks

  • Packet Optical Transport Network for Cellular Networks
  • Optical Cross-Connect Switch
  • Ethernet Backhaul Protocol Structure
  • Carrier Ethernet in the Backhaul
  • 1ad Provider Bridge (Q-in-Q)
  • Mobile Backhaul Architecture: Ethernet & IP/MPLS

Innovations in Radio Access Networks (RANs)

  • Standalone Base Station: Conventional Cell Site
  • Contemporary BS in D-RAN Architecture
  • Fronthaul Connections using Radio over Fiber (RoF)
  • RRHs Connected to BBU Rooftop Microcell
  • Centralized RAN (C-RAN) Architecture: Combining Fronthaul and Backhaul Connections
  • Centralized RAN (C-RAN) Architecture using CPRI
  • The Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) Protocol
  • Cloud RAN (C-RAN) Architecture for LTE

Using Small Cells to Increase Coverage & Density

  • Increasing Mobile Network Capacity and Coverage Density
  • Smart Macrocell Network Enhancements
  • Distributed Antenna System (DAS)
  • 3G UMTS Femtocell Architecture
  • LTE Femtocell Architecture
  • Heterogeneous Network Deployments
  • Small Cells Provide Extended Coverage

Introduction to Self-Organizing Networks (SON)

  • Traditional Operational Support System (OSS) for Cellular
  • Three Key Concepts of Self Organizing Networks (SON)
  • Example of SON Self-Configuration
  • Example of SON Self-Optimization
  • Example of SON Self-Healing
2G MOBILE CELLULAR: GLOBAL SYSTEM FOR MOBILE (GSM) COMMUNICATIONS
  • 3GPP Timeline for Global 5G Standard
  • Non-Stand Alone (NSA) Architecture Versus Stand-Alone (SA) Architecture
  • Three Primary Use Cases Mapped to 5G Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Primary Use Cases Enabling Many Different Services: Referred to as Network Slices
  • Technical Requirements for IMT-2020
  • Cellular Backhaul, Midhaul and Fronthaul Defined
  • Cloud RAN (C-RAN) Architecture
  • 5G: Heterogeneous Cloud Radio Access Network (H-CRAN)
  • 5G New Radio (NR) – RAN Architecture
  • 4G and 5G RAN Deployment Options
  • 5G mmWave Phased Array Antenna Systems
  • S. 24 GHz and 28 GHz Spectrum Auctions
  • Human Exposure to Radiation on the Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • 5G Mobile Core Network Functions
  • 5G System (5GS) Service Based Architecture (SBA)
  • V2X Deployment Model
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