Price 2590 + VAT
DURATION 2 Days

Course Overview

LTE is already recognized as the future de-facto standard for public safety and mission critical mobile broadband communication.
The course is focused on the latest LTE standard enhancements to support specific Public Safety application requirements covering the architecture, functionalities and Radio aspects.
We will review the Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) feature that enables thousands of devices to be connected at once to transfer video, images and voice simultaneously using the eMBMS ((evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service), VoLTE/VoWifi and groups management technologies as well as QoS mechanisms.
Special attention is given to the Proximity Services (ProSe) new feature enabling Device-To-Device discovery and communication based on 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 and Overview
• Introduction
– LTE Rel-8 to Rel-14 Evolution review

– Overview of the Main LTE-Advanced features

– Public Safety Scope (Rel-13)
– Performance requirements and limitations (data rate, spectral efficiency, latency)
– UE Categories of LTE-Advanced
– Public-Safety LTE deployments review

2. LTE Network Architecture
• Network Architecture and Public Safety Building blocks
– Overview of Network Architecture
– Network elements and functionality

– Roles of HSS, MME, S-GW, P-GW, and PCRF (policy & charging Rule Function)

– Roaming and non-roaming architecture
– Interworking with 3GPP and non-3GPP networks
– HetNets and Small Cells
• LTE Public Safety Architecture
– Introduction to PS-LTE (Public Safety LTE) Solutions

– MCPTT, Architecture, LMR Interoperability, Performance Requirements

– PS-LTE deployment architecture alternatives
– Architecture of eMBMS – Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast service
– ProSe and LTE Direct architecture
– Groups Management
•  QoS in EPS
– SAE QoS concept and the EPS bearer
– QoS parameters
– QoS policies and enforcement

– PCRF and Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF)

– Service Data Flows (SDF) and QoS Class Identifiers (QCI)

3. Advanced LTE Radio Technologies
• LTE Key technologies review
– OFDMA/SCFDMA
– MIMO – multi-antenna techniques

– LTE Transmission Modes
– Antenna Ports Mapping (LTE and LTE-A)

– CoMP (LTE-A)

– Comp Schemes (Joint Transmission, DPS – Dynamic Point Selection, Coordinated Beamforming, Coordinated Scheduling)
– Comp performance

• Carrier Aggregation
– Introduction
– Protocols for Carrier Aggregation
– Physical Layer aspects
– UE Transmitter and Receiver Aspects
• Radio Structure and management
– LTE physical layer and channels review
– ICIC/E-ICIC – Inter-Cell Interference Coordination

– Using the ePDCCH

• eMBMS – Multipedia broadcast, multicast service
– eMBMS air interface

– MBSFN and service areas
– Resource allocation options
– eMBMS Channels

• ProSe and Device-to-Device Communication
– System aspects

– Scenarios, Network architecture, Radio protocol stack

– D2D Discovery and Communication

– Sidelink Communications
– Sidelink channels
– Resource pools, Resource pools assignments
– Signaling
– Broadcast information

 

4. Procedures
• eMBMS Operation
– Broadcast and multicast operations
– Session control procedures
– Traffic transmission and reception scenarios
• Prose Procedures
– Attach and Registration
– D2D Discovery and Communications Procedures
– Data transmission, control information, data packets, transmission & retransmission
– Receiver synchronization

– Sync signals, network instructed transmission, UE selected transmission, sync to the sender

– RRC Connection establishment and reconfiguration

5. Spectrum Sharing Solutions
• LTE Assisted, Shared and Unlicensed Spectrum
– LTE-U / LAA Licensed Assisted
– LWA – LTE WiFi Aggregation
– CBRS (3.5Ghz) and Licensed Shared Access (LSA)
– Unlicensed Spectrum Solutions – MulteFire

6. VoLTE/VoWifi Services
•  Data, voice and SMS handling in EPS
– VoLTE Introduction

– VoLTE and other Voice implementation options (CSFB, VoLGA)

– Introduction to IMS

– The network architecture of IMS
– IMS nodes overview: CSCF, MGW, HSS, AS, SLF and BGCF
– SIP signaling in the Internet and in IMS

– SIP signaling in the Internet and in IMS
– VoLTE Family Architecture and Service

– VoLTE Network Architecture
– Service Enablers (codecs, Drx mechanism, etc.)
– ViLTE
– VoWiFi

– SMS delivery
• VoLTE Services, Call Flows and Provisioning
– HL VoLTE call flows
– Voice Call Continuity (VCC)
– Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC)
– VoLTE Interconnect and Roaming
– VoWiFi Roaming
– Multi-RAN mobile terminals and technologies
• Positioning and Location Methods
– Supported positioning network architecture and Protocols
– Positioning Methods

– E-CID, OTDOA, UTDOA
– Indoor positioning methods

• Security
– Security architecture
– Authentication and Key Agreement (AKA)
– NAS and AS security
•  The Road to 5G
– 5G vision and approach overview
– Rel-15/16 features review
– 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

7. Summary

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