Duration and Training Format5-day instructor-led training
Course ObjectivesThe goal of this course is to present details and up-to-date 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. Evolved all-IP core, QoS mechanism and transport network architectures and technologies will be studied. Applications such VoIP, M2M and integration with the Internet will be considered
Course OverviewThis 5-day course is focusing on the 4G technologies and applications. We will address the following topics.
- Evolution from 3GPP UMTS and HSPA to HSPA+ and LTE/LTE-Advanced. The related layer 1 and 2 protocol functions.
- New spectrum allocation and spectrum re-farming.
- Active Antenna Arrays and Coordinated MultiPoint transmission (CoMP).
- Carrier Aggregation (CA) including specific signaling and scheduling.
- Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet) including small cell (indoor and outdoor) deployments in conjunction with WiFi.
- Self-Organizing Network (SON) and interference cancellation (eICIC).
- LTE/LTE-Advanced deployment and rollout strategies and its relationship with already-deployed 2G and 3G networks.
- Remote-radio head (RRH) vs. pico-cell solutions.
- All-IP network architecture (core and radio access network elements and protocols).
- Core network architecture and functions in great detail.
- EPS bearers and QoS applied to different bearers and data flows.
- New QoS mechanisms.
- Applications such as VoIP (VoLTE and SRVCC).
Pre-requisite for ParticipantsThe participants will gain a detailed end-to-end knowledge of the LTE/LTE-Advanced technology, and its relationship with UMTS, HSPA and WiFi (focus on convergence of all technologies). 4G deployment specifics (CoMP, HetNets, SON, CA, small cells, indoor, RRH) will be understood.
Who Should Attend?A strong knowledge of wireless communication systems is required. Experience with 2G or 3G radio technologies is welcomed.
Course OutlineDay 1
- LTE Principles
- LTE Physical Layer
- Multiple Antenna Techniques
- LTE-A specifics
- MAC, RLC and RRC Layer
- LTE Access Procedures
- LTE Core Network Basics
- LTE Bearers and QoS
- Voice in LTE and Multimedia
- Backhaul and transport network