Price 2590 + VAT
DURATION 2 Days

Course Overview

The course is focused on the specifics of the LTE-Advanced architecture, functionalities and Radio aspects. A discussion of the main differences between LTE and LTE-Advanced is presented, followed by a discussion of the various implications of carrier aggregation, MIMO schemes and Transmission modes, Interference coordination as well as eMBMS. Special attention is given to the Rel.12/13 Device-To-Device communication and the Sidelink protocol. The course ends with a review of the evolvement towards the 5G.

Who should attend?

The seminar is built for Technical, Marketing and Business Development people of the Telecom Service Providers as well as Manufacturers of LTE-Advanced equipment.

Prerequisite:

Basic knowledge of telecommunications is expected from the participants, as well as familiarity with LTE.

Course Outline:

1. Introduction to LTE-Advanced
• LTE Rel-8 to Rel-13 Evolution review
– Overview of the Main LTE-Advanced features
• Performance requirements and limitations (data rate, spectral efficiency, latency)
• UE Categories of LTE-Advanced

2. LTE-A Network Architecture
• Overview of Network Architecture
– Building blocks
– Roaming and Interworking architecture
• HetNets – Relaying and Small Cells

3. Carrier Aggregation
• Introduction
• Protocols for Carrier Aggregation
• Physical Layer aspects
• UE Transmitter and Receiver Aspects

4. Multiple Antenna Techniques for LTE-Advanced
• Spatial multiplexing
• Closed loop MIMO and SDMA
• Multipoint (CoMP) Transmission and Reception
– Comp Schemes (Joint Transmission, DPS – Dynamic Point Selection, Coordinated Beamforming, Coordinated Scheduling)
• LTE-A DL/UL Multi-Codeword SM and Layer Mapping
• Multi-Mode adaptive MIMO
• Downlink/Uplink Reference Signals

5. LTE Transmission Modes
• Antenna Ports Mapping (LTE and LTE-A)
• Different Reference Signals and Channel estimation
• LTE-A UL/DL enhancements

6. LTE Radio Management
• ICIC/E-ICIC – Inter-Cell Interference Coordination
– Using the ePDCCH7. eMBMS – Broadcast, Multicast service
• eMBMS architecture
• eMBMS operation
– Broadcast and multicast operations
– Session control procedures
– Traffic transmission and reception scenarios
• eMBMS air interface
– MBSFN and service areas
– Resource allocation options
– eMBMS Channes8. ProSe and Device-to-Device Communication
• System aspects
– Scenarios, Network architecture, Radio protocol stack
• Sidelink transmission
– Sidelink channels
– Resource pools, Resource pools assignments
– Subframes within resource pools
– Signaling
– Broadcast information
– Dedicated configuration
– Data transmission, control information, data packets, transmission & retransmission,
– power control

9. Next Step: towards the 5G
• 5G vision and approach overview
• 5G diverse service use cases
– Enhanced Mobile Broadband (EMBB)
– Ultra-Reliable and Low Laten¬cy Communications (URLL)
– Machine Type Communications Massive (Massive MTC)
• 5G Key Radio and PHY design across services

10. Summary

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