LTE and LTE-A Deep Dive: RAN and Core Training

LTE and LTE-A Deep Dive: RAN and Core Training

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Course Overview:

LTE and LTE-A Deep Dive: RAN and Core Training In-depth

This is a four-day in-depth, technology-centered LTE and LTE-A Deep Dive: RAN and Core Training course on the technical specifications of LTE and LTE-Advanced customized to client requirements. The LTE and LTE-A Deep Dive: RAN and Core Training course includes topics relevant to your needs from among the following major subject areas: Evolved Packet Core: LTE/LTE-A Network Architecture; LTE Layers and Functionality; LTE Network Entry, Access and Attachment; Other Relevant Features Such as MBMS, Voice, Roaming, etc.; New LTE Features; Unlicensed Operation in LTE; WiFi Aggregation and Interworking.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this LTE and LTE-A Deep Dive: RAN and Core Training course:

● This course is aimed at those charged with engineering networks, devices, software, or services. However, the course can be adapted to other audiences..

Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this LTE and LTE-A Deep Dive: RAN and Core Training course are:

● Prior familiarity with LTE and the technologies leading up to it. If the participants are lacking in some of the prerequisites, the course can be extended to cover them.

Objectives:

Upon completing this LTE and LTE-A Deep Dive: RAN and Core Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

● This is an intensive lecture-discussion course. You will learn from a wireless technologies expert with 25+ years of field expertise.

LTE and LTE-A Deep Dive: RAN and Core Training – Course Syllabus:

1. Evolved Packet Core: LTE/LTE-A Network Architecture

Introduction: 4G/LTE Requirement Roadmap and Standardization
LTE/LTE-A EPC Network Architecture, Protocols, and Components
LTE / LTE-A EPC Network Architecture
EPC Components
UE
eNB
MME
S-GW
P-GW
PCRF
LTE Interworking with 3GPP and non-3GPP Networks, including MNOs
AAA
EPC Protocols
Non Access Stratum (NAS) Protocols
EPC Mobility Management (EMM)
EPC Session Management (ESM)
MME Protocols
Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)
S1-Application Part (S1-AP)
S11 Protocols
GTP-C / GTPv2-C
IP
UDP
SGW Protocols
GTP-U / GTPv1-U
IP
UDP
PGW Protocols
LTE EPC Security Architecture
Authentication
Encryption
LTE Parameters
Spectrum and Bands
UE Identities

2. Layer 1, Physical Layer

LTE Frame Structure, Channels and Signals
OFDM / OFDMA / SC-FDMA Essentials
LTE Enumeration
Frame Structure
FDD Frame Structure
TDD Frame Structure
LTE Channels
Logical Channels
Transport Channels
Physical Channels
LTE Control Channels
LTE Data Channels
Channel Mapping in LTE
LTE Reference Signals
UL Reference Signals
DL Reference Signals
MIMO Reference Signals
LTE Synchronization Signals
LTE Modulation and Channel Coding
DL Modulation
UL Modulation
FEC Coding
LTE Frequency Hopping
LTE Transmission Procedures
DL Transmission Procedure
DL-SCH Data Transfer
DL HARQ
UL Transmission Procedure
UL-SCH Data Transfer
UL HARQ
Multiple Antenna in LTE
Multiple Antenna Basics
MIMO Concepts
Space Time Diversity Coding and Spatial Multiplexing
Channel Ranks
Beamforming
Precoding
Feedback
LTE Transmission Modes

3. LTE Network Entry, Access and Attachment

System Acquisition/Scanning
Synchronization
LTE Attachment
Random Access
Authentication
Default Bearer Establishment
IP Address Allocation

4. Layers 2 and 3, MAC/RRC/RLC Layer

Layer 2 Structure and Operation
Protocols and Packets
RLC / PDCP / MAC Sublayers
MAC Layer
MAC PDU Formats
MAC PDU (DL-SCH and UL-SCH)
MAC Control Elements
MAC Headers
Transport Blocks
Concatenation and Segmentation
MAC Procedures
Random Access
MAC Layer ARQ
Discontinuous Reception (DRX)
Idle Mode and Paging Operation
What Is Idle Mode and Why?
Active to Idle Mode Transition
Idle to Active mode Transition
Paging
Tracking Area Update
QoS Management
EPS Bearers and SDF
Default Bearers
Dedicated Bearers
Signaling Bearers
EPC QoS Framework and PCC
PDN Connections
APN
QCIs, Different Class of Services and Their Priorities
TFTs
SPR
Policy Functions and Components (PCEF & PCRF)
Scheduling in LTE
Handover in LTE
Measurement and Report
X2-based Handoff
S1-based Handoff

5. Other LTE Features

Multicast Broadcast in LTE (MBMS and eMBMS)
Voice Support in LTE
CSFB
SVLTE
IMS Based SR-VCC (VoLTE)
Roaming in LTE
Self-Organizing Networks (SON) Enhancements
Enhanced Interference Management (eICIC)
Network Planning in LTE (LTE Link Budget)

6. LTE-Advanced, Release 10 and Beyond

Carrier Aggregation
Concept
Definition & Benefit
LTE Band Combinations
Resource Allocation Options
Carrier Aggregation Types and Classes
Carrier Aggregation (CA) Operation
RRC Configuration
Component Carriers
Uplink Multiple Timing Advance for Carrier Aggregation Rel.11
Carrier Aggregation in Heterogeneous Networks
FDD-TDD Carrier Aggregation
LTE-WiFi Carrier Aggregation
Heterogeneous Networks (Hetnet)
Interference management for HetNet (eICIC)
Enhancements to LTE TDD for DL-UL Interference Management and Traffic Adaptation (eIMTA)
LTE Device to Device Proximity Services
Network-Assisted Interference Cancellation and Suppression (NAICS)
RAN Sharing for LTE
Dual Connectivity enhancements for LTE
LTE Indoor Positioning
Group Communication Systems
Rel 14 Narrow Band LTE (NB-LTE) & Narrow Band Cellular Internet of Things (NB-CIOT)

7. Unlicensed Operation in LTE Release 12 and 13

LTE-U Operation
CSAT
Impact on Incumbent unlicensed Technologies (WiFi)
Licensed-Assisted Access using LTE
Listen Before Talk (LBT)
Channel Access Frame work for LAA
RRM for LAA
Unlicensed Spectrum Aspects
Control Channels
Impact on Incumbent unlicensed Technologies (WiFi)
Further Enhancement in LTE Unlicensed Operation
Spectrum Sharing
Non-Standardized LTE Unlicensed Operation

8. LTE + WLAN Aggregation (LWA) and Interworking

LWA
Control Plane Architecture and Functionality
Control Plane Architecture and Functionality
ANDSF
LTE-WiFi Interworking

Wrap-up: Course Recap, Discussion, and Course Evaluation

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