LTE, LTE Advanced & HSPA Evolution

4 Day Course
Code PWS228

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LTE Theory and Network Planning (20 topics)

  • Introduction to LTE and SAE architecture
  • How to navigate and use 3GPP standards
  • Mobility management
  • Current and future international frequency allocations
  • Handling of voice calls and interworking with 3G
  • Derivation of OFDMA
  • Generalised view of radio modulation schemes
  • Modes and maths of MIMO
  • OFDMA as evolution from limitations of WCDMA
  • Use of FFT for modulation
  • Effects of multipath distortion and cyclic prefix
  • Hands-on live demonstration of OFDMA waveform generation and reception
  • LTE Downlink Modulation
  • Resource blocks and resource elements
  • Use of reference symbols
  • Random access procedures
  • LTE Uplink Modulation
  • Overview of SC-FDMA
  • Construction of the waveform using FFT
  • Handset power limitations

LTE Link Budget Calculations (36 topics)

  • Bottom-up link budget calculation for uplink and downlink
  • Comparison of cell ranges in different LTE brands
  • LTE Release 8-9 and 10-12
  • LTE Release 8-9
  • LTE Releases 8-9
  • 3GPP Status and LTE Schedule
  • LTE Architecture
  • S1 and X2 interfaces
  • Evolved Packet Core
  • LTE Layer 2/3
  • OFDMA and SC-FDMA principles
  • LTE Physical Layer
  • LTE Mobility
  • LTE Radio Resource Management
  • LTE Data rates, Coverage and Capacity
  • LTE Voice solutions
  • LTE Frequency variants
  • TD-LTE
  • LTE benchmarking to HSPA+
  • LTE Release 10-12
  • Carrier Aggregation (CA)
  • Terminal categories
  • MIMO evolution
  • Performance evaluation
  • Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet)
  • Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP)
  • Self Organizing Networks (SON)
  • Relay nodes (RN)
  • Small Cell Enhancements (SCE)
  • Machine Type Communication (MTC)
  • Enhanced CoMP over non-ideal backhaul (eCoMP)
  • Radio Level WLAN interworking
  • Device-to-device communication (D2D)
  • FDD-TDD carrier aggregation
  • 3D beamforming
  • LTE for Unlicenced Bands (LTE-U)

LTE and HSPA Protocols (18 topics)

  • Signalling Procedures
  • Signalling Overview
  • Call Control
  • Mobility Management
  • GPRS Mobility Management
  • Session Management
  • Security Procedures
  • Security Overview
  • UMTS Security Architecture
  • Security Features
  • GSM-UMTS interoperability
  • Protocols (UE-RAN)
  • General Protocol Architecture
  • UMTS Layer 2 Principles
  • RLC Functions and Procedures
  • MAC Functions and Procedures
  • Protocol Termination (Release '99)
  • HSPA outline

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The training was delivered with a high level of expertise and excellence. Instructor was highly knowledgeable.”

Technical Trainer, Aviat Networks

Overall the course was really good, the trainer really understood the material and was very approachable.”

Customer Training Manager, Aviat Networks

Excellent course, informative and well-paced.”

CSE, Cisco

Course was very well outlined. Topics were great and bridged many gaps.”

System Engineer, Cable & Wireless

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Broadcast Engineer, Cisco

Definitely an excellent intro. Left me interested in learning more.”

Broadcast Engineer, Eircom

Excellent training course with real examples and practical classroom demonstrations.”

Transport Designer, Orange

Instructor knowledge and experience was excellent.”

Solutions Engineer, Akamai

Excellent course, very clear and well organised. Course content delivery was very good.”

Assistant Engineer, Dhiraagu

Very informative and appropriate.”

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