3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)

3 Day Course
Code PWS190

This course has been replaced by the LTE Fundamentals course.


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Fundamentals and Numerology of the LTE Physical Layer (8 topics)

  • 2G/3G background, market and technology drivers
  • 3GPP structure and LTE standardization schedule
  • Fundamental principles and theory of OFDM
  • OFDMA downlink and SC-FDMA uplink transmission
  • LTE resource allocation and scheduling algorithms
  • Fundamentals of MIMO antenna technologies
  • Physical Layer numerology and processing chain
  • LTE Frequency/Time Division Duplex and RF bands

Physical Layer Procedures and Layer 1/2 Control Signalling (9 topics)

  • Link adaptation, adaptive coding and modulation, HARQ and power control
  • Interference coordination and cancellation techniques
  • Downlink synchronization and cell search
  • Downlink physical signals and channels (SCH, PBCH, PDSCH, PMCH)
  • Downlink control information (PCFICH, PHICH, PDCCH)
  • Uplink physical signals and channels (PRACH, PUSCH)
  • Uplink reference symbols and channel sounding
  • Uplink control information and quality reporting (CQI, PMI, RI, PUCCH)
  • Analysis of peak, mean and cell edge capacity and latency

Radio Protocol and Network Architecture (8 topics)

  • LTE/SAE network architecture and functional split
  • QoS architecture and bearer/label concept
  • S1 and X2 interface and network identifier
  • User and control plane architecture
  • Medium access control, radio link control, radio resource control
  • Logical channel and transport channels
  • Initial access, connection set-up and bearer configuration
  • Handover procedure and UE capabilities


Delegates should have a good understanding of mobile communications and 3G architectures. If you do not possess this knowledge you could our attend UMTS Technical Overview.

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