Price 6400 + VAT
DURATION 5 Days

Course Overview

The course provides the participants in depth knowledge of 4th cellular generation different aspects.
It opens with an introduction to LTE reviewing the different releases, what drives their development and the new capabilities they bring.
Network architecture and main protocols are reviewed in addition of understanding network’s services and Quality Of Service mechanisms.
The course dives into LTE radio technologies, discussing  the main LTE OFDMA/SC-FDMA and MIMO building blocks and the radio interface various downlink & uplink channels and signals followed by explanation of main mechanisms such as channels measurement, link adaptation, Radio-Resource-Management and power control.
Network procedures, mobility management mechanisms and security are covered also as well as Data and voice, including VoLTE functionality. The course is closed by reviewing trends and further enhancements leading the path towards the 5G.

Who should attend?

The seminar is built for Technical, Marketing and Business Development people coming from Service providers, Network Equipment vendors and Value-added services developers.

Prerequisite:

Basic knowledge of telecommunications and cellular networks background are expected from the participants.

Course Outline:

1. Introduction and Overview
• LTE Today
• Drivers for LTE and SAE – System architecture evolution
• LTE Rel-8 to Rel-13 Evolution review
• Performance requirements and limitations (data rate, spectral efficiency, latency)

2. LTE Network Architecture
• Network Architecture
– 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 Relaying (LTE-A)

3. Interfaces and Protocols
• IPv4 / IPv6 allocation and management
• LTE/EPS network interfaces
– S1 & X2 protocol structures
– S5/S8
• User Plane / Control Plane Protocols
– GTPv2-C and GTP-U
– Mobile IP protocols
– SCTP

4. Services and QoS
• 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)

5. LTE Radio Technologies
• LTE Key technologies
– OFDM / OFDMA Concepts
• SC-FDMA Concepts and techniques (Localized, Distributed, Decoding)
• MIMO, CoMP (LTE-A) and multi-antenna techniques
– The benchmark SISO case and performance in a Rayleigh channel
– Diversity methods: MRC, Alamouti’s STC Eigen Beamforming and MRT
– Spatial multiplexing: The optimal ML decoder and suboptimal decoders
– Closed loop MIMO and SDMA (SVD based solutions and other)
– Multi-Mode adaptive MIMO
• CoMP (LTE-A)
– Comp Schemes (e.g. Joint Transmission, DPS – Dynamic Point Selection)
– Comp performance

6. LTE Radio Interface
• Radio Structure
– LTE physical layer – concepts (frames, sub-frames, Resource blocks, etc.)
– Frame Structure

 TDD & FDD
 Radio frame & Subframes
 Special Subframes
 Slot Structure
 Resource Blocks

– Carrier Aggregation
• LTE Channels
– Logical, Transport and Physical channels
– DL Channels

 PDSCH, PDCCH, PMCH, PBCH
 Downlink Reference Signals

– UL Channels

 PUSCH, PUCCH, PRACH
 Sounding Reference Signal (SRS), PRACH
 Uplink Reference Signals

• OFDM and MIMO Fusion
– pilots patterns, method to convey channel knowledge to the transmitter
• Transmission Modes
– Antenna Ports Mapping (LTE and LTE-A)

7. RRM and Link Adaptation
• MAC
– HARQ
– Channel Coding (Turbo Encoder, etc.)
– Scheduling brief description
– Fast Link Adaptation brief description
• RLC, PDCP functionality
• LTE Radio Management
– Radio Resource Control/Management (RRC/RRM)
– Idle / Active state Radio Resource Management
– Open & Closed loop power control
– Admission Control
– Load and Congestion Control
– ICIC/E-ICIC – Inter-Cell Interference Coordination
• Channel Quality Indicators and Link Adaptation
– CQI/PMI/RI indications
– SNR estimations as a building block of link adaptation
– Indication via PUSCH or PUCCH
– Channel Dependent Scheduling
– UL/DL link adaptation8. LTE Procedures
• UE RRC states
– LTE and RRC UE states
– Roles of EMM (mobility management) and ESM (Session management)
• Network Procedures
– Synchronization and Cell Search
– Cell Selection and Reselection (procedure and criteria)
– Attach and Registration
– Paging
– Random Access procedure9. Mobility Management
• UE identities
• Mobility in IDLE mode
• Handover (procedure and criteria)
– Intra E-UTRAN mobility S1 and X2 based HO
– Mobility with other 3GPP/non-3GPP access systems

10.  Security
• EPS Security
– Security architecture
– Authentication and Key Agreement (AKA)
– NAS and AS security

11. Data, voice and SMS handling in EPS
•  Data, voice and SMS handling in EPS
– Data transfer
– SMS delivery
– 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

– VoLTE and other Voice implementation options (CSFB, VoLGA)
• VoLTE Services, Call Flows and Provisioning
– Voice Call Continuity (VCC)
– Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC)
– VoLTE services
– HL voLTE call flows
– VoLTE detailed services flows
– VoLTE provisioning

 Operator provisioning
 Self-provisioning

12. Next Steps
•  Trends and further enhancements
– SON – Self Organizing Network
– Rel-14, Rel-15 features review
•  Future mobile broadband: toward the 5G
– Development towards the 5G: key technologies
– HetNet architecture
– Coordinated Multipoint, and Massive MIMO
– Multi-RAN mobile terminals and technologies
– Device-to-Device Communication

13. Summary

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