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.
Click on the links below for a more detailed breakdown of each module.


  • LTE Architecture Fundamentals - In Principle
  • E-UTRAN Architecture - In Principle
  • EPC Architecture - In Principle
  • PCC Architecture - In Principle
  • IMS Architecture - In Principle
  • LTE Architecture Walkthrough - In Practice
  • Reference Document - LTE Architecture
  • Test of Understanding - LTE Architecture
  • LTE Air Interface Fundamentals - In Principle
  • LTE Frequency Bands - In Principle
  • Modulation Techniques and Coding - In Principle
  • OFDMA Basics - In Principle
  • LTE Frame Structure - In Principle
  • Reference Document - LTE Air Interface
  • Test of Understanding - LTE Air Interface
  • LTE Initial Procedures Fundamentals - In Principle
  • EPS Mobility Management - In Principle
  • EPS Session Management - In Principle
  • LTE Identities - In Principle
  • LTE Identities - In Practice
  • PLMN and Cell Selection in LTE - In Principle
  • LTE Initial Attach - Part 1 - In Principle
  • LTE Initial Attach - Part 1 - In Practice
  • LTE Initial Attach - Part 2 - In Principle
  • LTE Initial Attach - Part 2 - In Practice
  • Reference Document - LTE Initial Procedures
  • Test of Understanding - LTE Initial Procedures
  • LTE Security Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Key Distribution - In Principle
  • EPS Authentication and Key Agreement - In Principle
  • EPS Authentication and Key Agreement - In Practice
  • IPSec and LTE - In Principle
  • Reference Document - LTE Security
  • Test of Understanding - LTE Security
  • Defining EPS Bearers Fundamentals - In Principle
  • LTE QoS Characteristics - In Principle
  • LTE QoS Characteristics - In Practice
  • Establishing EPS Bearers - In Principle
  • Establishing EPS Bearers - In Practice
  • Modifying EPS Bearers - In Principle
  • Releasing EPS Bearers - In Principle
  • Releasing EPS Bearers - In Practice
  • Reference Document - Defining EPS Bearers
  • Test of Understanding - Defining EPS Bearers
  • Utilizing EPS Bearers Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Service Request - In Principle
  • Service Request - In Practice
  • Paging in LTE - In Principle
  • Paging in LTE - In Practice
  • S1 Release - In Principle
  • S1 Release - In Practice
  • Reference Document - Utilizing EPS Bearers
  • Test of Understanding - Utilizing EPS Bearers
  • LTE Mobility Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Idle Mode Mobility - In Principle
  • Idle Mode Mobility - In Practice
  • X2 Handover - In Principle
  • X2 Handover - In Practice
  • S1 Handover - In Principle
  • S1 Handover - In Practice
  • Roaming and the IPX - In Principle
  • Reference Document - LTE Mobility
  • Test of Understanding - LTE Mobility
  • Interworking with UMTS and GPRS Fundamentals
  • E-UTRAN to UTRAN Inter RAT Handover - In Principle
  • E-UTRAN to GERAN Inter RAT Handover - In Principle
  • UTRAN to E-UTRAN Inter RAT Handover - In Principle
  • GERAN to E-UTRAN Inter RAT Handover - In Principle
  • Reference Document - Interworking with UMTS and GPRS
  • Test of Understanding - Interworking with UMTS and GPRS
  • CSFB and VoLTE Comparison
  • Circuit Switched Fallback
  • CSFB Call Procedures
  • CSFB SMS Procedures
  • Voice over LTE Architecture
  • VoLTE Initial Procedures
  • VoLTE Call Procedures
  • VoLTE Interworking
  • Reference Document - LTE and Voice Services
  • Test of Understanding - LTE and Voice Services
  • LTE Air Interface Operation
  • LTE Carrier Aggregation and MIMO
  • Self Organizing Networks
  • IMS & PCC System Engineering
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Duration 18 hours
CPD Learning Credits 18
Accreditation ITP Certified
Price £275.00 (for 6 months access)

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