Analyzing LTE Advanced

With Release 10 of the 3GPP specifications came the introduction of LTE Advanced, a suite of radio related improvements designed to push the data rates and capacity of LTE even higher. Techniques explored in this course include the use of Carrier Aggregation, SON, CoMP and Dual Connectivity, as well as the improvements required across the air interface signalling protocols to support these new features. The course also features E-UTRAN related improvements, including the required enhancements to X2 in support of mobility, as well as the use of relays.
This course will contain the following sections:


  • Duration: 0.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • 3GPP LTE Releases.
  • LTE-Advanced Features
  • LTE -Advanced Frequency Bands
  • Transmission Mode Enhancements
  • Downlink TM9 and TM10
  • Uplink TM2
  • ProSe Direct Communication
  • Examine LTE-Advanced Protocols using the Mpirical NetX and ASN Decoding
  • Duration: 0.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • LTE-Advanced Physical Channels
  • EPDDCH ICIC Enhancements
  • Relay Node R-PRCCH
  • Reference Signals in LTE-Advanced
  • LTE-Advanced Protocol Enhancements
  • Changes to RRC, PDCP, RLC and MAC
  • Activity
  • Examine LTE-Advanced Protocols using the Mpirical NetX and ASN Decoding
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Carrier Aggregation Terminology
  • CA Scheduling
  • PUCCH modifications for multiple Ack/Nack
  • Backward Compatibility
  • Downlink and Uplink Operation
  • CA in HetNets
  • Activity
  • Examine RRC Messages Configuring LTE-Advanced features using Mpirical's NetX and ASN Decoding
  • Duration: 0.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • MDT (Minimization of Drive Testing)
  • eICIC (Enhanced ICIC)
  • Coverage and Capacity Optimization
  • Energy Saving
  • Self Healing
  • Activity
  • Examine MDT RRC Messages using Mpirical's NetX
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • CoMP Scenarios
  • CoMP Categories
  • CoMP Sets
  • CoMP Measurements
  • Dynamic Point Selection
  • DCI Format 2D
  • Uplink CoMP
  • Virtual Cell Identity
  • CoMP Operation
  • Activity
  • Examine CoMP parameter configuration in RRC using Mpirical's NetX
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Key Dual Connectivity Aspects
  • Layer 2 for Dual Connectivity
  • Dual Connectivity Operation
  • Activity
  • Examine Dual Connectivity using Mpirical's NetX
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • E-UTRA Measurements and Feedback
  • LTE-Advanced Event Based Reporting
  • Event A6
  • Event C1 and C2
  • X2 related to Air Interface
  • Mobility
  • ICIC and eICIC
  • Carrier Aggregation and CA Mobility
  • Inter-RAT Mobility
  • Activity
  • Signalling analysis of an RRC and X2AP mobility procedure using Mpirical’s NetX
  • Duration: 0.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Relay Classification
  • LTE-Advanced Relay Protocols
  • Subframe Configuration, Backhaul
  • Relay Operational Procedures
  • Resource Multiplexing
  • Activity
  • Examine S1AP/RRC messages related to LTE-Advanced Relay Nodes
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Duration 6 hours
CPD Learning Credits 0

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