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LTE SAE Technology Training Course Description
This LTE SAE Technology Training course, aimed at a technical audience already familiar with WCDMA/HSPA, provides an overview of the 4G LTE technology.
In this LTE SAE Fundamentals Training course, we will undertake a detailed study of the Evolved UMTS Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN), 3GPP Release 8. To help you get the most out of this discussion, special attention will be paid to the principles of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) and Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) systems that are key to a full understanding of the LTE radio interface physical layer. Discussion of the new access network architecture, with its various interfaces and protocol suites, and an overview of the network entities and interfaces defined for the EPC (Evolved Packet Core) network (3GPP work item System Architecture Evolution or SAE) complete the course. All in all, the LTE SAE Technology Training course will provide you with a great foundation for work with or advanced study of the LTE technology.
• If you are familiar with some aspects of this LTE SAE Fundamentals Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the LTE SAE Technology Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.
LTE SAE Fundamentals Training – Course Syllabus:
Packetization of cellular networks
A brief overview of GSM, GPRS, and EDGE
3GPP Releases (Release 99 up to Release 8)
EPS (E-UTRAN and EPC) logical architecture
EPC (Evolved Packet Core) architecture
LTE/SAE expansion: Cases include expansion over WCDMA, over HSDPA, and over EDGE/RTTI; as well as general discussion of MPBN (Mobile Packet Backbone Network) transmission principles
OFDMPrinciples of operation
Radio interface techniques: Uplink/downlink
Radio channel structure
Exercises; case studies
Radio Resource Control (RRC)
Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP)
Radio Link Control (RLC)
Medium Access Control (MAC)
Packet data flow and multiplexing
3GPP standards references
Practical exercises using air interface protocol analyzer log files
L1 and L2 control signaling
L1/L2 control signaling
Idle mode behavior
Compatibility with 3G/2G
CS Fallback overview
Future Evolution, Discussion