LTE Air Interface Operation

With the introduction of LTE came the development of a new radio technology based on OFDMA / SC-FDMA. This courses focuses on the LTE Air interface and provides a detailed analysis of the structure and features of the physical layer, as well as the layer 2 and 3 protocols, before explaining how these are used in the operation of the radio link from initial attach, through service delivery and finally mobility.

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  • LTE Architecture Fundamentals
  • LTE Air Interface Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Frequency Bands and Channels
  • Frequency Bands and Channels - In Principle
  • E-UTRAN Protocols
  • E-UTRAN Protocols - In Principle
  • E-UTRAN Protocols - In Practice
  • UE and eNB Capabilities
  • UE and eNB Capabilities - In Principle
  • UE and eNB Capabilities - In Practice
  • E-UTRA Identities
  • Air Interface Identities - In Principle
  • LTE-Advanced Features
  • LTE-Advanced Features - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Guide - LTE Air Interface
  • Test of Understanding - LTE Air Interface
  • LTE Physical Layer Structure Fundamentals
  • LTE Physical Layer Structure Fundamentals - In Principle
  • LTE Frame Structure
  • LTE Frame Structure - In Principle
  • Cyclic Prefix - In Principle
  •  LTE Channels and Reference Signals
  • LTE Reference and Syncronization Signals - Part 1 - In Principle
  • LTE Reference and Syncronization Signals - Part 2 - In Principle
  • Downlink LTE Channels - In Principle
  • Uplink LTE Channels - In Principle
  • LTE Frame Timing - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Guide - LTE Physical Layer Structure
  • Test of Understanding - LTE Physical Layer Structure
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - LTE Air Interface Protocols
  • Test of Understanding - LTE Air Interface Protocols
  • LTE Physical Layer Features Fundamentals
  • LTE Physical Layer Features Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Physical Layer Features
  • Transmission Modes - In Principle
  • HARQ Operation - In Principle
  • Feedback - In Principle
  • Carrier Aggregation - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Guide - LTE Physical Layer Features
  • Test of Understanding - LTE Physical Layer Features
  • Connected Mode Mobility - In Practice
  • Inter-RAT Mobility
  • Inter-RAT Mobility - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - LTE Air Interface Mobility
  • Test of Understanding - LTE Air Interface Mobility
  • LTE Air Interface Protocols Fundamentals
  • LTE Air Interface Protocols Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Non Access Stratum
  • Non Access Stratum - In Principle
  • Non Access Stratum - In Practice
  • Radio Resource Control
  • Radio Resource Control - In Principle
  • Radio Resource Control - In Practice
  • Packet Data Convergence Protocol
  • Packet Data Convergence Protocol - In Principle
  • Radio Link Control
  • Radio Link Control - In Principle
  • Medium Access Control
  • Medium Access Control - Part 1 - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - LTE Air Interface Protocols
  • Test of Understanding - LTE Air Interface Protocols
  • LTE Operational Procedures Fundamentals
  • LTE Operational Procedures Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Connecting to a Cell
  • LTE Cell Acquisition and RACH - Part 1 - In Principle
  • LTE Cell Acquisition and RACH - Part 2 - In Principle
  • LTE Cell Acquisition and RACH - In Practice
  • Attaching and Security
  • Attaching and Security - In Principle
  • Attaching and Security - In Practice
  • UE Capabilities
  • UE Capabilities - In Principle
  • UE Capabilities - In Practice
  • Data Transfer
  • Data Transfer - Part 1 - In Principle
  • Data Transfer - Part 2 - In Principle
  • Data Transfer - In Practice
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - LTE Operational Procedures
  • Test of Understanding - LTE Operational Procedures
  • LTE Air Interface Mobility Fundamentals
  • LTE Air Interface Mobility Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Measurement and Reporting
  • Measurement and Reporting - In Principle
  • Measurement and Reporting - In Practice
  • Idle Mode Mobility
  • Connected Mode Mobility - In Principle
  • Idle Mode Mobility - In Practice
  • Connected Mode Mobility
  • Connected Mode Mobility - In Principle
  • Connected Mode Mobility - In Practice
  • Inter-RAT Mobility
  • Inter-RAT Mobility - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - LTE Air Interface Mobility
  • Test of Understanding - LTE Air Interface Mobility
  • Carrier Aggregation and MIMO
  • Introduction to Small Cells
  • Cellular IoT
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Duration 9 hours
CPD Learning Credits 9

Price £200.00 (for 6 months access)

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