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
  • E-UTRAN Architecture
  • UE and eNodeB
  • Femto Cells
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • UTRAN to E-UTRAN Packet Switched Handover
  • GERAN to E-UTRAN Packet Switched Handover
  • 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
  • Activity
  • Signalling analysis of VoLTE Registration and VoLTE Call Setup procedure 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: 2 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • CSFB Initial Procedures
  • CSFB Call Procedures
  • Mobile Originated and Mobile Terminated
  • CSFB SMS Procedures
  • Mobile Originated and Mobile Terminated
  • CSFB Call Delay Factors
  • Activity
  • Signalling analysis of a CSFB procedures using Mpirical’s NetX
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • VoLTE Registration
  • SIP Registration
  • VoLTE Call Procedures
  • VoLTE Mobile Originated Call Setup
  • Media Description
  • VoLTE Mobile Terminated Call Setup
  • VoLTE Instant Messaging
  • Mobile Originated and Mobile Terminated
  • SRVCC
  • Activity
  • Signalling analysis of VoLTE Registration and VoLTE Call Setup procedure using Mpirical’s NetX
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Duration 3 days
CPD Learning Credits 18

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