LTE Transport Network Design

Network data stream to the digital world

This course is designed to equip transport design engineers with the knowledge and skills required to implement effective IP transport network solutions for LTE deployments. With a focus on accommodating the traffic generated by cellular coverage areas, participants will learn the critical aspects of dimensioning the transport network to ensure optimal Quality of Service (QoS) and capacity.

Throughout the course, various technologies for LTE IP transport networks will be explored, including IP over ATM and IP over Ethernet. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of these technologies and their applications in supporting the seamless connectivity and efficient performance of LTE networks.

An emphasis will be placed on Mobile Packet Backbone Network (MPBN) solutions, with detailed descriptions and case studies illustrating the diverse techniques used in optimizing end-to-end user throughput. Through a combination of theoretical understanding and practical exercises, participants will develop the expertise needed to design efficient and reliable transport networks for LTE deployments.

  • Mobile Networks Engineer who wish to gain knowledge about LTE transport network design principles
  • Radio network planners who wish to learn more about the capacity planning of the transport network
  • Multimedia Engineer who wish to learn the concepts and theory of LTE-SAE that transports services to the users
Instructor-led Training
  • Classroom: 4 days
  • LIVE Virtual*: 28 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.

There are no upcoming course dates currently scheduled for this course. If you are keen on attending this course, please register your interest and indicate your preferred start/end training dates via our course enquiry form for us to open a Classroom/LIVE Virtual class schedule for this course.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and principles of LTE and SAE, including their key features, advantages, and their role in delivering high-speed mobile broadband services
  • Design and configure an efficient ATM transport network for LTE deployments, considering factors such as capacity planning, traffic engineering, and quality of service (QoS) requirements
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of Internet Protocol (IP), including its basics, addressing schemes, routing protocols, and quality of service considerations, and apply this knowledge to design IP-based LTE networks
  • Describe and analyze the various components and functions of IP within an LTE context, including IP description, multi-protocol label switching (MPLS), and IP MPBN transmission overview, to optimize the performance and scalability of LTE transport networks
  • Understand the integration of cellular interfaces over IP and evaluate the end-to-end connectivity and performance of LTE networks, taking into account aspects such as interworking, protocol adaptation, and traffic optimization
  • Design efficient and scalable IP LTE transmission solutions, considering network planning, optimization strategies, and transmission techniques, to ensure reliable and high-capacity connectivity for LTE deployments
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of Signaling System 7 (SS7) and its significance in LTE networks, including SS7 signaling protocols, their implementation in LTE environments, and their role in ensuring reliable signaling and control functions
  • Apply the acquired knowledge through practical exercises, case studies, and simulations to reinforce understanding and develop the necessary skills to design robust and efficient transport networks for LTE deployments

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions about which solution best fits their network, taking into consideration factors such as existing infrastructure and strategic requirements.

By understanding the technical inner workings of each solution, participants will be able to evaluate the pros and cons of different options, allowing them to make well-informed decisions that align with their network objectives.

Ultimately, this course empowers participants to assess and select the most suitable solution, enabling them to design and implement robust LTE transport networks that optimize performance, capacity, and overall network efficiency.

  1. Introduction to LTE/SAE
  • Evolution of Cellular Networks
  • 3GPP Releases (Release 99 to Release 8)
  • EPS (E-UTRAN and EPC) Logical Architecture
  • ePS Interfaces
  • Evolved Packet Core (EPC) Architecture Description
  • SAE/LTE Interfaces – Description of S1 and X2 interfaces
  • Call Setup in a LTE Network
  1. ATM Transport Network
  • UMTS Transport Network Design
  • ATM Solution
  • ATM Technology Overview
  • ATM Networking
  • AAL1
  • AAl2
  • AAl5
  • IP over ATM
  1. IP Overview
  • IP RAN Solutions
  • Ethernet and IP RAN Solution
  • Ethernet Physical Layer
  • Ethernet Frame
  • Switching – Ethernet (Layer 2 Functions)
  • Routing – IP Protocols (Layer 3 Functions)
  • Transport Protocols in LTE
  • IP/Ethernet QoS
  1. IP Description
  • IPv4 Packet and Addressing
  • IPv6 New Features and Addressing
  • QoS in IP
  • MPLS
  • Internet Control Message Protocol
  • Transmission Control Protocol – TCP
  • User Datagram Protocol – UDP
  • Stream Control Transmission Protocol
  • Routing Principles
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Routing Information Protocol
  • Open Shortest Path First
  • Border Gateway Protocol
  • IP Encapsulation in IP
  • Generic Routing Encapsulation
  • IPSec Introduction
  • Virtual IP for Tunneling
  • Example – GPRS Tunneling Protocol
  1. IP Mobile Packet Backbone Network  (MPBN) Transmission Overview
  • The IP Necessity
  • How is IP Transmission Implemented
  • The Total-IP Solution – MPBN
  • MPBN Architectures
  • Planning Considerations
  • Case Studies
  1. Overall Cellular Interfaces over IP
  • Abis over IP
  • Gb over IP
  • Iub over ATM
  • Iub over IP
  • Iur over ATM
  • Iub over IP
  • Iu over ATM
  • Iu over IP
  • Core Network over ATM
  • Core Network over IP
  1. IP LTE Transmission Design
  • PS Dimensioning
  • Transport Network Dimensioning
  • Link Dimensioning Principles – Optical Link Budget and Radio Link Budget
  • Methods of Dimensioning
  • Expected Transport Traffic from Cellular Dimensioning
  • Mathematical Tools (Queueing Theory) for Transport Dimensioning Predictions
  • Vendor Specific Hardware Node Dimensioning Considerations
  • Case Studies for Ericsson Switches
  1. SS7 Signaling Overview
  • SS7 Signaling Overview
  • SS7 Architecture
  • MTP Functions
  • SCCP Functions
  • USER Parts
  • MAP Functions
  • Camel Solution
  1. SS7 Signaling in LTE
  • SS7 over ATM
  • MTP Design
  • MTP Capacity Planning and Dimensioning
  • SS7 over IP – SIGTRAN
  • MTP over IP Design
  • MTP over IP Planning and Dimensioning

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

Prior attendance in LTE Cell Planning and Dimensioning is highly recommended.

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