LTE Fundamentals

3 Day Course
Code PWS193

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


4G LTE is now well established around the world, with over 700 commercial networks now in service it is commonly recognised as the fastest growing mobile technology ever.

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. We will also investigate major release updates from Release 8 through to Release 12 and discuss what network operators and service providers are likely to encounter during their roll out period.


By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the important features of Release 8 through to 12
  • Describe the nodes and their functions of the complete EPS environment
  • Explain the functionality of the PCRF
  • Describe the Default EPS Setup procedure
  • Understand the LTE Autnetication procedure
  • Undetstand the basics of OFDM technology
  • Explain the use of Resource Block & Grids
  • Understand Cyclic Prefixes
  • Explain the importance and usee of the X2 interface
  • Understand basic MIMO technology
  • Describe the use of Tracking Areas
  • Understand the temporary addressing used by the MME & eNodeB
  • Describe the Voice support options available in EPS
  • Describe the QoS options supported in EPS

Target Audience

This course is targeted at engineers working in the mobile environment, sales and support staff, managers and team leaders, who all need to understand the fundamental operation and components that make up the 3G LTE network. It will be assumed no prior knowledge of LTE is held.


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The 3GPP Standards and Release (7 topics)

  • 3GPP Standards
  • Release 8 features
  • Release 9 features
  • Release 10 features
  • Release 11 features
  • Looking towards Release 12
  • The Information from GSA

4G LTE & SAE Nodes & Functions (8 topics)

  • 4G Long Term Evolution Components & Functions
  • The eNodeB
  • The role of the Mobility Management Entity
  • System Architecture Evolution (SAE) equipment
  • The Serving Gateway (SGW)
  • The Packet Data Network Gateway (PDNGW)
  • The Policy & Charging Rules Function (PCRF)
  • The Home Subscriber Server (HSS)

The Air Interface (9 topics)

  • Basic Principles of OFDMA
  • Configuration of the Air Interface
  • LTE Radio Frames
  • Sub Frames & Slots
  • Resource Blocks
  • Resource Grid configuration
  • The Cyclic Prefix
  • Dowlink & Uplink Configurations
  • Modulation Techniques

Initial Attach Procedures (7 topics)

  • Initial Attach Requests
  • Authentication Procedures
  • Temporary Identities from MME & eNodeB
  • Tracking Areas
  • Default EPS Bearer Setup
  • Dedicated EPS Bearer requirements
  • QoS support

Antenna Options (5 topics)

  • Transmit & Receive Diversity Configuration
  • Introduction to MIMO
  • Adaptive Array and Beamforming Solutions
  • Resource Grid Reference Symbol Allocation
  • Code Word Allocations

Practical Deployments (5 topics)

  • Vocie Support
  • Circuit-Switched Fallback
  • Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC)
  • VoLTE Solutions
  • IMS

LTE Advanced & The Future (4 topics)

  • 3GPP Release 10 Features
  • Carrier Aggregation
  • Evolving MIMO
  • CoMP


It will be assumed that all delegates will have a basic understanding of cellular systems, radio frequency understanding and a reasonable of IP networks and addressing.

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.


Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Virtual Classroom (Bangalore)
3 Days $2,880
Virtual Classroom (Dubai)
3 Days $2,880
Virtual Classroom (London)
3 Days $2,880
Virtual Classroom (Reston, VA)
3 Days $2,880
Virtual Classroom (Singapore)
3 Days $2,880

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