Training Course

LTE In-Depth

  • 714
  • £2,385 +VAT
  • 3 days

Why this LTE course?

This in-depth course covers all aspects of LTE, including:

  • The environment and the forces shaping it.
  • The physical changes involving MIMO antennas.
  • The move from CDMA to OFDM.
  • The logical air interface channels to the necessary architectural and core network changes.
  • Specific aspects such as security and handover to non-3GPP technologies.
  • The co-existence, or otherwise, of LTE and WiMAX.

LTE Training Course Objectives

On completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the mobile arena and the goals of LTE
  • Appreciate the evolutionary path towards LTE
  • Be aware of major air interface features including SC-FDMA
  • Gain an understanding of the radio channels at both physical and logical levels
  • Know the principles of LTE security
  • Appreciate the manoeuvreings between LTE and Mobile WiMAX

Who should attend this LTE course

  • Technical personnel needing an in-depth understanding of LTE (Long Term Evolution).
  • Technical staff employed by or contracted to mobile network operators, manufacturers, integrators or regulators.
  • People needing to understand the LTE air interface or LTE core network should attend this course before attending the LTE Air Interface or Core Network courses.

LTE Course Pre-requisites

The course assumes some familiarity with existing UMTS systems such as can be acquired by attending Lever Technology course 663, UMTS System Overview.

Lifetime Post-Course Support

After completing this LTE training course, delegates receive lifetime post-training support from LEVER Technology Group, to help them apply the technologies and skills they have learned with us, to provide career-long support, and to ensure they are better equipped for their future roles in IT and networking.

LTE Training Course Content

The Mobile Arena

  • UMTS and HSPA
  • The IEEE Alternatives: Mobile WiMAX and WiMAGIC
  • 3GPP2`s Approach: UMB – Ultra Mobile Broadband

Goals of LTE

  • Performance Aims and Objectives
  • Capability Goals
  • System Performance Aims
  • Deployment Requirements
  • Architecture and Migration Requirements
  • Complexity Targets

The Players

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

Evolution of UMTS

  • LTE Architecture

Physical Layer: Moving Antennas On

  • MIMO Concepts
  • Space Time Diversity Coding and Spatial Multiplexing

Physical Layer Downlink : Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing – OFDM

  • Proposed use in LTE
  • Changes to Modulation
  • Turbo Coding Refresher

Physical Layer Uplink: SC-FDMA

  • Overall Description
  • Benefits and Capabilities

Physical Layer: Radio Interface Channels

  • Evolved UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA)
  • Radio Channels and their Usage

Layer 2: MAC, RL, PDCP, etc.

  • MAC Sublayer
    • RLC Sublayer
    • PDCP Sublayer
  • RRC
  • E-UTRAN Entities
  • ARQ and HARQ
  • Mobility Management
  • Scheduling and Rate Control

Core Network Aspects

  • LTE Architectural Concepts
  • SAE System Architecture Evolution
  • Reference Points:
    • The S Series of Reference Points
    • The Application Protocol Interface X2
  • Handover and Mobility to Non-3GPP Technologies
  • Security Aspects
  • Principles
  • Access Security Management Entity (ASME)


  • Capability Comparison
  • LTE versus 802.16m
  • Competition or Collaboration
Repair, Installation, Training & Support

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