With 3G mobile technology already rolled out by over 200 operators in over 80 countries, preparations are well under way to create the next generation of mobile technology.
The UMTS standards body, 3GPP, has been following its plan to achieve ambitious goals for the future of mobile communications.. This is Long Term Evolution – LTE. Work on this is contained in Release 8 of the 3GPP Specifications. A headline goal is 100 Mbps in the downlink and 50 Mbps on the uplink, representing roughly a ten-fold improvement on HSDPA today.
This in-depth course covers all aspects of LTE, from the environment and forces shaping it, the physical changes involving MIMO antennas and the move from CDMA to OFDM, through the logical air interface channels to the necessary architectural and core network changes. Some specific aspects such as security and handover to non-3GPP technologies are included.
At the end of this course, delegates will:
- Understand the mobile arena and the goals of LTE
- Appreciate the evolutionary path towards LTE
- Be aware of major air interface features including SC-FDMA
- Gain an understanding of the radio channels at both physical and logical levels.
- Know the principles of LTE security.
- Appreciate the manoeuvreings between LTE and Mobile WiMAX
Goals of LTE6 topics
- Performance Aims and Objectives
- Capability Goals
- System Performance Aims
- Deployment Requirements
- Architecture and Migration Requirements
- Complexity Targets
Evolution of UMTS4 topics
- UMTS Architecture
- HSPA Directions of Change - Antennas, Modulations and Common Channels
- Problems with the UMTS Approach
- LTE Architecture
Physical Layer: Moving Antennas On2 topics
- MIMO Concepts
- Space Time Diversity Coding and Spatial Multiplexing
Physical Layer Downlink: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing - OFDM3 topics
- Proposed use in LTE
- Changes to Modulation
- Turbo Coding Refresher
Physical Layer Uplink: SC-FDMA2 topics
- Overall Description
- Benefits and Capabilities
Physical Layer: Radio Interface Channels2 topics
- Evolved UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA)
- Radio Channels and their Usage
Layer 2: MAC, RL, PDCP, etc.8 topics
- MAC Sublayer
- RLC Sublayer
- PDCP Sublayer
- E-UTRAN Entities
- ARQ and HARQ
- Mobility Management
- Scheduling and Rate Control
Core Network Aspects6 topics
- LTE Architectural Concepts
- SAE - System Architecture Evolution
- Reference Points:
- The S Series of Reference Points
- The Application Protocol Interface X2
- Handover and Mobility to Non-3GPP Technologies
Security Aspects2 topics
- Access Security Management Entity (ASME)
The course assumes some familiarity with existing UMTS systems.
- LTE Core Network This specialised 2-day course covers the major area of LTE's evolved core network called SAE (Systems Architecture Evolution). code PWS197 next date December 05 in London 2 other dates in London 2 days
- LTE Signalling and Protocols This 3-day course examines the LTE protocol structure and gives focus to specific protocols. code PWS195 next date December 09 in London 2 other dates in London 3 days
- LTE Interworking This 2-day course gives delegates an overview of WLAN interworking and examines how it may be extensible to other technologies. code PWS196 next date December 16 in London 2 other dates in London 2 days
- MIMO and Antenna Technology for HSPA+ and LTE This 2-day course looks at diversity in all its forms and then diversity, MIMO, beamforming and array antennas. code PWS194 next date December 12 in London 2 other dates in London 2 days
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