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2G to 5G Mobile Networks (Beginner)

This course is designed to provide 2 days of introductory training to the mobile telecommunications industry. Initially, a summary of where networks are today will be provided, before then exploring each specific technology generation in turn. The story will start with 2G, exploring its current deployment and use cases. Alongside this discussion will also feature 3G, with focus on the commonalities and differences between the two technologies. 4G networks based on LTE will then be examined alongside Cellular IoT, before shifting focus to the latest generation of mobile technologies, 5G. Specific focus on IMS based services such as VoLTE and VoNR will also be provided.

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Mobile Ecosystem
Building the Foundations – 2G and 3G Technologies
Escalating Mobile Data – 4G Technology
Future Networks – 5G Technology
Delivering Voice – VoLTE, VoNR and VoWi-Fi

Topic areas covered include:

  • Setting the Scene:
    • Factors Affecting the Telecoms Landscape.
    • The Role of Standardization.
  • Transport and Transmission:
    • Traffic Types.
    • Physical Transmission.
    • Handling the Data.
  • Positioning Key Mobile Technologies:
    • Mobile Technology Roadmap.
    • The Anatomy of a 2020 Mobile Network.
  • Complimentary Technologies:
    • IoT and Cellular IoT.
    • Converged Services (IMS).
    • OTT Services.
    • Artificial Intelligence.

Topic areas covered include:

  • Network Architecture:
    • Circuit Switching and Packet Switching.
    • The Device.
    • The Radio Access Network.
    • The Core Network.
  • The Air Interface:
    • Frequency Reuse and TDMA.
    • Driving Data with EDGE.
    • Code Reuse and CDMA.
    • Driving Data with HSPA.
  • Connecting to the Network:
    • Mobility Management.
    • Finding the Network and Cell Selection.
    • Attaching to GSM.
    • Attaching to GPRS.
    • Attaching to UMTS.
    • Making and Receiving Calls:
    • Making Calls.
    • Receiving Calls.
    • Text Messaging.
  • Sending and Receiving Data:
    • Session Management.
    • Sending Data.
    • Receiving Data.
  • Supporting Mobility and Interworking:
    • Idle State Mobility.
    • Connected State Mobility.
    • Roaming.
    • Interworking.

Topic areas covered include:

  • Concepts and Drivers for 4G:
    • The Need For Change.
  • Network Architecture:
    • The Device.
    • The Radio Access Network.
    • The Core Network.
  • The Air Interface:
    • Channels, OFDMA and Resource Blocks.
    • LTE-M and NB-IoT.
    • Carrier Aggregation and Dual Connectivity.
  • Connecting to the Network:
    • Mobility and Session Management.
    • Network Attach and PDN Connectivity.
    • Cellular IoT and Non IP Data Delivery.
  • Sending and Receiving Data:
    • Quality of Service.
    • Sending Data.
    • Receiving Data.
  • Supporting Mobility and Interworking:
    • Idle State Mobility.
    • Connected State Mobility.
    • Roaming.
    • Interworking with 2G and 3G.

Topic areas covered include:

  • Concepts and Drivers for 5G:
    • From IMT Advanced to IMT 2020.
    • Non Standalone Operation.
  • Network Architecture:
    • The Device.
    • The Radio Access Network.
    • The Core Network.
    • Network Slicing.
    • Multi-access Edge Computing.
  • The Air Interface:
    • Frequency Bands.
    • Small Cells.
    • Beam Forming, Beam Sweeping and Massive MIMO.
  • Connecting to the Network:
    • Mobility and Session Management.
    • Network Registration.
    • PDU Session Establishment.
  • Sending and Receiving Data:
    • Quality of Service.
    • Sending Data.
    • Receiving Data.
  • Supporting Mobility and Interworking:
    • Idle State Mobility.
    • Connected State Mobility.
    • Roaming.
    • Interworking with 4G.

Topic areas covered include:

  • Circuit Switched Fallback:
    • Why Circuit Switched Fallback?
    • Connecting to the Network.
    • Making and Receiving Calls.
  • Network Architecture:
    • The 4G / 5G Access Network.
    • Wi-Fi Interworking.
    • The IP Multimedia Subsystem.
    • Policy and Charging Control.
  • Connecting to the Network:
    • Establishing IMS Connectivity.
    • IMS Registration.
  • Making and Receiving Calls:
    • Call Setup.
    • Tearing Down the Call.
  • Interworking with Legacy Networks:
    • Legacy Subscribers.
    • SRVCC.
    • EPS Fallback.

The Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP)

The ITP is the UK’s leading independent institution for people who work in telecommunications. It is dedicated to promoting the professional development of members through Professional Registration, training, mentoring and qualifications. The ITP collaborates with regulators, government associations and other leading bodies on projects that are important to the future of the industry. It has worked with businesses including; BT, Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei and Vodafone. Find out more about The ITP and how you can become a member.

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