The course will cover the interworking with legacy 3GPP and Non-3GPP networks. LTE, Long Term Evolution, is the trade name of the development work in 3GPP to satisfy the future vision of UMTS- higher bitrates, band-width efficiency and flexibility, as well as cost efficiency EPC, Evolved Packet core.
The course covers the UMTS-EPS architecture with focus on LTE (evolved UTRAN, E-UTRAN). The downlink and uplink frame structure of E-UTRA is studied in detail. The physical layer, covering OFDM and DFTspread OFDM (SC-FDMA), layer 2 including MAC with scheduling, resource management and HARQ, RLC with ARQ and PDCP handling ciphering as well as layer 3 RRC and NAS are also studied. The interoperability with other 3G UTRAN is covered, as well as the comparison with future 4G technologies. The new nodes, PDN-GW, Packet Data Network Gateway, S-GW, Serving Gateway and MME, Mobility Management Entity will be presented in details. Signaling procedures for a number of functions will be presented.
Give those working in the LTE and EPC area an understanding of the architecture and functions of the involved protocols. The attendee will be given a deep understanding of the air interface as well as several traffic cases
Basic experience of mobile networks is an advantage but not compulsory
Engineers / Technicians /Network Designers & Planners / Design & Deployment Engineers/ Network Integration & operations Engineers