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 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
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
- 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
- Access Security Management Entity (ASME)
LTE and WiMAX
- Capability Comparison
- LTE versus 802.16m
- Competition or Collaboration