LTE System Engineering

With LTE now the cornerstone of global 4G services, this course provides an end to end view of a typical LTE deployment. As such, the architecture required for LTE, including the air interface and all of the key interfaces and protocols, is examined. The course then takes a “day in the life” approach to the LTE handset, detailing all of the typical activity an LTE handset undertakes as it interacts with the network; procedures such as Initial Attach, Bearer Establishment, Mobility and Interworking are all considered. In conclusion, the course focuses on voice services, with emphasis on both CSFB and VoLTE.
This course will contain the following sections:

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • LTE Drivers
  • LTE Evolution
  • LTE Advanced
  • LTE Advanced Pro
  • E-UTRAN Architecture
  • UE and eNodeB
  • Femto Cells
  • Next Generation eNB
  • EPC Architecture
  • MME, S-GW and PDN-GW
  • LTE Interfaces and Protocols
  • Uu, X2, S1-MME, S1-U, S5/S8, S11 and SGi
  • PCC Architecture
  • PCRF and PCEF
  • IMS Architecture
  • CSCF, HSS and Media Servers
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Frequency Bands
  • Modulation Techniques and Coding
  • QPSK, 16QAM and 64QAM Basics
  • OFDMA Basics
  • LTE Frame Structure
  • LTE Resource Allocation
  • Carrier Aggregation
  • Spectrum Sharing
  • MTC (Machine Type Communications)
  • Full-Dimension MIMO
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • LTE Mobility and Session Management
  • ECM Connected and ECM Idle
  • EPS Bearer Contexts
  • LTE Identities
  • Radio Resource Control
  • Cell Selection, PLMN Selection and Cell Re-selection
  • RRC establishment
  • Initial Attach
  • Default EPS Bearer Establishment
  • Combined Attach
  • Network Detach
  • Activity: Signalling analysis of an Initial Attach and Default EPS Bearer Establishment procedure using Mpirical’s NetX
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Key Distribution
  • EPS Authentication and Key Agreement
  • IPSec and LTE
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • LTE QoS Characteristics
  • TFTs and Quality of Service
  • Establishing EPS Bearers
  • Network Initiated: Activate, Modify and Delete
  • Mobile Initiated: Activate, Modify and Delete
  • Modifying EPS Bearers
  • Releasing EPS Bearers
  • Activity: Signalling analysis of EPS bearer related procedures using Mpirical’s NetX
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Service Request
  • Paging in LTE
  • S1 Release
  • E-UTRAN and MME triggered
  • Activity: Signalling analysis of MO and MT data using Mpirical’s NetX
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Idle Mode Mobility
  • Cell Re-selection
  • Tracking Area Updates
  • X2 Handover
  • S1 Handover
  • Mobility within the EPC
  • GTP Mobility
  • Roaming and the IPX
  • Activity Signalling analysis of a Tracking Area Update and Handover procedures using Mpirical’s NetX
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Mobility Scenarios
  • E-UTRAN to UTRAN Packet Switched Handover
  • E-UTRAN to GERAN Packet Switched Handover
  • UTRAN to E-UTRAN Packet Switched Handover
  • GERAN to E-UTRAN Packet Switched Handover
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • CSFB and VoLTE Comparison
  • Circuit Switched Fallback
  • CSFB Architectural Requirements
  • CSFB Initial Procedures
  • Options for Fallback
  • CSFB Call Procedures
  • MO Call (No Support for PS HO)
  • MO Call (Support for PS HO)
  • MT Call (No Support for PS HO)
  • Packet Switched Handover
  • CSFB Call Delay Factors
  • CSFB SMS Procedures
  • CSFB MO SMS Procedure
  • CSFB MT SMS Procedure
  • Voice over LTE
  • VoLTE End to End Architecture
  • VoLTE Initial Procedures
  • VoLTE Call Procedures
  • VoLTE Media - Codecs
  • SIP Signalling Exchange
  • Establishing Dedicated Bearers
  • Tearing Down the Call
  • VoLTE Interworking
  • Interworking with Legacy Voice Networks
  • Handing Over to 2G/3G (SR-VCC)
  • Wi-Fi Calling
  • Activity: Signalling analysis of CSFB and VoLTE procedures.
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Duration 3 days
CPD Learning Credits 18
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