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LTE - Long Term Evolution - in Depth
The Next Step in Mobile Evolution in Detail
Course Description
With 3G mobile technology already rolled out by over 200 operators in over 80 countries, preparations are well under way to create the next generation of mobile technology.

The UMTS standards body, 3GPP, has been following its plan to achieve ambitious goals for the future of mobile communications.. This is Long Term Evolution LTE. Work on this is contained in Release 8 of the 3GPP Specifications. A headline goal is 100 Mbps in the downlink and 50 Mbps on the uplink, representing roughly a ten-fold improvement on HSDPA today.

This in-depth course covers all aspects of LTE, from the environment and forces shaping it, the physical changes involving MIMO antennas and the move from CDMA to OFDM, through the logical air interface channels to the necessary architectural and core network changes.

Some specific aspects such as security and handover to non-3GPP technologies are included.

LTE is not the end of the story and LTE Advanced has reached the level of stable standards at Release 10. The enhancements of LTE Advanced are discussed.
Students Will Learn
Target Audience
Anyone needing an in-depth overall understanding of LTE (Long Term Evolution). Such attendees would be employed or contracted to operators, manufacturers, integrators or regulators. Anyone requiring to focus on the air interface or core network are directed to the specific courses for these topics.
The course assumes some familiarity with existing UMTS systems.
Course Outline

Module I:  Goals of LTE

            Performance Aims and Objectives

            Capability Goals

            System Performance Aims

            Deployment  Requirements

            Architecture and Migration  Requirements

Complexity Targets



Module II:   Evolution of UMTS

            UMTS Architecture

            HSPA Directions of Change Antennas, Modulations and Common Channels

Problems with the UMTS Approach

LTE Architecture



Module III:   Physical Layer: Moving Antennas On

MIMO Concepts

            Space Time Diversity Coding and Spatial Multiplexing



Module IV:   Physical Layer Downlink : Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing OFDM

Proposed use in LTE

Changes to Modulation

Turbo Coding Refresher



Module V:    Physical Layer Uplink: SC-FDMA

            Overall Description

            Benefits and Capabilities




Module VI:    Physical Layer: Radio Interface Channels

            Evolved UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA)

            Radio Channels and their Usage




Module VII:    Layer 2: MAC, RL, PDCP, etc.

            MAC Sublayer

                        RLC Sublayer

                        PDCP Sublayer


            E-UTRAN Entities

            ARQ and HARQ

            Mobility Management

            Scheduling and Rate Control




Module VIII:    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




Module IX:    Security Aspects


            Access Security Management Entity (ASME)




Module X:    LTE Advanced


            Spectrum Aggregation

            MIMO Advances

Delivery Method
Instructor-Led with numerous case studies and exercises.
Equipment Requirements
(This apply's to our hands-on courses only)
BTS always provides equipment to have a very successful Hands-On course. BTS also encourages all attendees to bring their own equipment to the course. This will provide attendees the opportunity to incorporate their own gear into the labs and gain valuable training using their specific equipment.
Course Length
3 Days

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