LTE 4G and 5G Mobile Networks

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In this course, you will gain in-depth knowledge of the global architecture of the 4G network, how the radio interface works, and how security is guaranteed. You will also understand the limitations of 4G and the need for 5G. It will cover the next major phase of wireless and mobile communication technologies and standards beyond the current 4G/IMT-Advanced Standards.

This course includes topics like radio channels, RF, antennas, propagation, architecture, components, cellular/backhaul and applications that will revolutionize the form and operation of mobile network operators. Participants will find out how 5G wireless networks perform as compared to 4G, in terms of speed, agility and intelligence. New trends and use cases enabled by 5G technologies will also be discussed in detail. Operators will be able to leverage these new technologies and applications to propel their business to the next level, in an age of all-software defined business.

This course is designed for professionals who are interested to understand 4G LTE and 5G technologies and its use cases.

  • Radio, Packet Core Engineers and Managers involved in the planning and design of wireless networks
  • Project Managers
  • IP Engineers
  • Technical Product Managers
  • Technical Product Marketing Professionals
  • Technical Strategy Officials
  • C-Level Decision Makers & Executives
  • Regulators
Instructor-led Training
  • Classroom: 5 days
  • LIVE Virtual*: 35 hours


  • A minimum of 6 or more participants are required for a company-based LIVE Virtual course to commence
  • LIVE Virtual courses can be conducted for 5 hours or 7 hours daily. Please note that the number of training days will be extended if you opt for 5 hours daily.

24 – 28 Jun 2024 (Mon – Fri), GMT +08:00
If you are keen on attending the above course, please register your interest via our
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At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the 4G system and architecture
  • Understand the 4G different nodes role
  • Explain the RF, PHY, MAC and Core network operation of 5G
  • Compare the 4G and the 5G structures
  • Describe what 5G is
  • Describe the 5G technology drivers
  • List the 5G features and their benefits
  • Describe the 5G network architecture and its key technologies
  • Illustrate the 5G architecture and components
  • Explain the RF, PHY, MAC and Core network operation of 5G
  • Understand the network slicing principles
  • Describe typical 5G Use Cases and deployment scenarios
  • Describe the conditions necessary to support 5G deployments
  • Describe how to deploy 5G small cells for their coexistence with pre-5G macrocells
  • Describe advanced wireless technology concepts like Massive MIMO, Virtualized RAN and more

This course presents updated information on the 4G LTE / LTE-Advanced technology and the corresponding 3GPP standards. The key features of the 4G wireless technology will be covered, specifically Release 10 to 12. Multiple antenna technology including Coordinated Multi-Point, Carrier Aggregation (CA), and Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet) and Self-Organizing Networks (SON) will be discussed. It will then describe 5G network architecture, system components, and network slicing principles. Typical 5G use cases and deployment scenarios will also be covered.

At the end of the course, participants will gain key concepts of 4G LTE / LTE Advance and 5G network technologies and migration strategies. They will be able to plan and design a best-in-class Software-Defined 5G wireless network that offer leading-edge applications that would satisfy both current and future market requirements.

  1. Introduction
  • Wireless Standards Overview
  • Why 4G?
  • LTE / LTE Advanced Standard Characteristics
  • Network Architecture and Application
  • Cut the Complexity: Converged / Single RAN Architecture
  1. LTE Principles
  • OFDM vs Single Carrier
  • Frequency and Temporal Diversity
  • TDD vs FDD
  1. LTE Physical Layer
  • Features Overview
  • Resource Blocks
  • Uplink and Downlink Physical Layer Channels
  • Physical Layer Signals (Reference and Synchronization)
  • Channel Encoding
  • HARQ
  • Frequency Reuse
  • Power Control
  • Multicast and Broadcast Services (Single-Frequency Network SFN)
  • Physical Layer Data Rates
  1. Multiple Antenna Techniques
  • Beamforming
  • MIMO
  • Space-Time Encoding
  • Active Antenna Arrays (AAA)
  • CoMP
  • Deployment Options
  1. LTE-A Specifics
  • Carrier Aggregation (CA)
  • Relaying
  • Inter-Cell Interference Cancellation (eICIC)
  • eICIC Messaging
  • HetNet (Power Offset, PRB Blanking)
  • SON Enhancements (Power, Frequency)
  • eMBMS
  1. LTE Core Network Basics
  • EPC
  • Core Network Architecture
  • Core Elements
  • MME
  • S/P-GW
  • HSS
  • PCRF
  • GPRS Tunneling Protocol
  • Roaming
  • 2G / 3G Roaming
  • IMS
  • SIP
  1. 5G Mobile Networks
  • 5G Architecture
  • 5G Core Network  Architecture
  • 5G Core Network Important Innovations
  • Network Slicing
  • Service-Based Architecture
  • Uniform 3GPP and Non-3GPP Access
  • New QoS Model
  1. 5G Air Interface
  • Scalable OFDM
  • Beamforming in mmWave
  • Massive MIMO
  • Advanced LDPC Channel Coding
  • Fine Grain TDD
  • Low Latency HARQ
  • Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC)
  • Physical Channels
  • Protocol Stack
  1. Flexible Frame Structure
  • Physical Resource Block (PRB)
  • Frequency Domain
  • Time Domain
  • PHY Later – Frame Structure (Time Domain)
  • DL:UL Frame Arrangements
  • Subframe Types
  1. Multi Connectivity and Aggregation
  • LTE + NR Dual Connectivity
  • DC Frequency Bands 3GPP TS37.863
  1. Distributed Flexible Architecture
  • gNB Architecture
  • DU and CU Options
  • Benefits of RAN Split Architecture
  • 5G Reference Network Architecture
  • Core Network Architecture
  • 5G Core Network Elements
  • Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Concurrent Access to Local and Central DN
  • MEC Reference Architecture
  1. 5G Network Slicing
  • Requirements Grouped by Category
  • 5G Radio / Core Network Deployment Scenarios
  • Standalone
  • Non Standalone
  • Comparison of EPC and 5G Core Network
  • Stateless VNF Machines
  • Distributed Cloud Deployment
  • Open Ecosystem
  • Network Slicing
  • Transport Network Slicing – System View
  • 3GPP Network Slicing – E2E Service View
  1. 5G Core
  • Core Architecture
  • Service-Based Architecture Principles
  • Role of Each Network Function
  • The REST Protocols
  • Signalling in the 5G Core
  • Security in the 5G Core
  1. Call Flow Examples
  • Initial Attach Procedure and Reattach Procedure
  • Connection Establishment Flow
  • Uplink PDU Transfer Flow
  • Set-up of a PDU Session
  • Intra-System Intra RAT Mobility

Note: A Certificate of Completion will only be issued upon achieving at least 75% attendance for the course.

  • Knowledge of wireless communication systems
  • A basic understanding of IP-based communication
  • Some knowledge about IT infrastructure (i.e. Ethernet, Switches, Routers)

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