4g LTE Training Overview

Introduction

4g LTE Training Overview

This 4g LTE Training Overview course describes the motivations, timescales and goals of LTE as well as identifying the technical features of UMTS that will change to support LTE. This includes, notably, the core network which has its own evolution plan, SAE, System Architecture Evolution. New or changed areas described include the use of MIMO antenna systems, OFDM-based multiple access as well as the architectural changes necessary from UMTS to support SAE. The difference between 4G and LTE is explored.

Duration: 3-4 days

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After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the mobile broadband arena
  • Appreciate the goals of LTE
  • Be aware of the major players
  • Gain an understanding of the significance of MIMO – Multiple Input, Multiple Output – antennas to LTE
  • Appreciate the major features of the air interface and the core

The Mobile Arena

  • UMTS, HSPA and Mobile WiMAX
  • LTE and 4G

Goals of LTE

  • Performance Aims and Objectives

The Players

  • The ITU`s Beyond IMT-2000 Initiative
  • Likely Impact of Study Group 19
  • The 3GPP LTE Programme and Expected Outputs

Technology: Moving Antennas On

  • MIMO Concepts
  • Space Time Diversity Coding and Spatial Multiplexing

Technology: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing – OFDM

  • Proposed use in LTE
  • Uplink and Downlink are Different:
  • OFDMA
  • SCFDMA
  • Changes to Modulation
  • Forward Error Correction

Core Network Aspects – SAE – System Architecture Evolution

  • LTE Architectural Concepts
  • Evolved Packet Core – EPC
  • Mobility Management
  • Serving Gateway
  • PDN gateway
  • User Plane Entity
  • The Application Protocol Interfaces

Security Aspects Beyond 3G

  • Features and Opportunities

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