LTE Training Overview

Duration: 2 days

Introduction

LTE Training 101,  delivers true mobile broadband for the masses with a superior user experience. LTE provides improved performance, lower total cost of ownership and enables a new era of personalized services. ENO LTE (Long Term Evolution) covers the technical details of the next-generation network beyond 3G. Long Term Evolution (LTE) is a 4th generation wireless network technology based on OFDM and MIMO. It provides much higher data rates (over 100 Mbps) to users while reducing the cost-per-bit for service providers. This two day course provides an overview of LTE from both application and technical aspects. It gives an overview of the LTE/E-UTRAN network architecture, the underlying technologies, and call setup procedures.

Lte Training Overview

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After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the main functionality in the evolved UMTS radio access network, E-UTRA/E-UTRAN or LTE
  • Understand the concepts behind OFDM and MIMO techniques
  • Describe UTRAN , All IP Network (AIPN) and E-UTRA/E-UTRAN architecture
  • Highlight E-UTRA Air Interface and physical layer (downlink and uplink) functionalities and procedures
  • Highlight E-UTRA layer 2 and 3 signaling functionalities and procedures
  • Describe SAE (System Architecture Evolution), Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and Describe Evolved Packet System (EPS)
  • Highlight LTE planning and design procedures

What is LTE?

  • HSDPA Overview
  • HSUPA Overview
  • UMTS LTE Networks
  • HSPA Evolution in Release 7/8 (HSPA+)
  • LTE for mobile, fixed and portable wireless broadband access
  • Evolution of mobile technology
  • Optimized for IP-based traffic
  • Increasing capacity
  • Reducing network complexity
  • Lowering deployment and operational costs
  • Enhanced UMTS Air Interface (E-UTRA)
  • System Architecture Evolution (SAE)
  • Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
  • Evolved Packet System (EPS)
  • LTE Interfaces and protocols
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Multiple Input/Multiple Output (MIMO)
  • Effects of MIMO antennas in capacity and coverage
  • New nodes and interfaces
  • New protocols
  • Downlink and uplink frame structure
  • Physical layer operations
  • Continuous Packet Connectivity (CPC)
  • One Tunnel Solution (OTS)

Service-oriented architecture of LTE

  • Content-based charging
  • Policy control of services and networks
  • End-to-end QoS
  • Service and network roaming support
  • Technology co-existence
  • Scalable, evolvable network elements
  • All-IP flat networks
  • Optimal routing of traffic
  • IP-based transport
  • Seamless mobility (intra- and inter-Radio Access Technologies)

LTE System Architecture Evolution

  • User throughput
  • Spectrum efficiency
  • Peak data rate
  • Control-plane latency
  • Control-plane capacity
  • User-plane latency
  • Mobility
  • Coverage and capacity
  • Spectrum flexibility
  • Co-existence and Inter-working with 3GPP Radio Access Technology (RAT)
  • Architecture and migration
  • Radio Resource Management requirements
  • The eNB host functions
  • Radio Resource Management
  • Radio Bearer Control
  • Radio Admission Control
  • Connection Mobility Control
  • Dynamic Resource Allocation (scheduling)
  • Mobility Management entity (MME)
  • User Plane Entity (UPE)

LTE/SAE/EPC/EPS network architecture

  • New enhanced base station,“Evolved NodeB (eNodeB)
  • LTE air interface and performs radio resource management for the evolved access system
  • Access GateWay (AGW) and termination of the LTE bearer
  • Key logical functions
  • MME (Mobility Management Entity) for the Control
  • SAE PDN GW (System Architecture Evolution Packet Data
  • Network GateWay) for the User Plane
  • Comparing the functional breakdown with existing 3G architecture
  • Radio Network elements functions,
  • Radio Network Controller (RNC), the AGW and the enhanced BTS (eNodeB)
  • Core Network elements functions
  • SGSN and GGSN or PDSN (Packet Data Serving Node)
  • Routers and the AGW
  • Overview of E-UTRAN’s Logical, Transport and Physical channels UE protocol stack
  • Changes in MAC, RLC, RRC, NAS and PDCP
  • The Evolved Packet Core (EPC)

LTE Operations and Procedures

  • System acquisition
  • Idle mode operations
  • Synchronization
  • Cell search and random access
  • RRC connection establishment
  • Traffic operations in DL & UL
  • Bearer setup and handover
  • Power control
  • LTE/SAE Signaling
  • EPC (MME) registration
  • Security procedures

LTE planning and optimization

  • Traffic and QoS considerations
  • Security considerations
  • Capacity planning considerations
  • Planning tools
  • Antenna selections
  • Site location and integration

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