School of Advanced Communications Technologies

69093
Full price: £2025
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LTE Technology – Programme Details

LTE Overview

  • LTE Features and Performance
  • LTE Architecture
  • LTE Radio Interface
  • MIMO
  • LTE Services and Voice
  • Spectrum for LTE
  • Deployment Benefits of LTE
  • Cost Factors

The Need for LTE & Market Dynamics

  • Global Mobile Broadband Market Trends
    • Subscriptions
    • User Trends
    • Technologies
    • Challenges
  • The Role of LTE
    • Drivers & Growth
    • Positioning & Success Criteria
    • Commitments
  • Factors Influencing Revenues
    • ARPU Forecasts
    • Service Revenues
    • Roaming
  • How the Industry Sees LTE – Informa Surveys
    • Rationale
    • Timing
    • Services & Apps
    • Differentiation & Pricing

LTE Radio Interface

  • Key Concepts & Performance
  • Multiple Access in LTE
    • OFDMA and SC-FDMA
  • Organising the Information
    • Channels, Frames and Physical Mapping
  • Performance Improvement
    • MIMO and Advanced Antenna Techniques
  • Summary

Service Architecture Evolution (and the Evolved Packet Core)

  • Introduction to SAE and the EPC
  • LTE terminology
  • Evolution to 3GPP Release 10
  • The need for an IMS
  • eNB interfaces to the EPC
  • Objectives and advantages of the EPS
  • EPC architecture and interfaces
  • Architecture functionality
  • EPS bearers and bearer types
  • QoS mechanisms
  • S1-flex and pool areas
  • Interworking mechanisms
  • SAE Security

Service Provision in LTE

  • LTE Voice Service Options
  • Circuit Switched Fall Back (CSFB)
  • VoLTE (Voice over LTE)
  • Billing and Charging Mechanisms
  • Online and Offline Charging
  • PCC (Policy Control & Charging)
  • Non-Voice Services and Applications

4G – LTE Advanced and Beyond

  • Evolution to 4G
  • IMT and 4G
  • 4G Technologies
  • LTE Advanced
  • 4G Services, Applications and Devices

Annex: LTE Deployment

  • Evolutionary Paths to LTE and LTE Advanced
  • Radio Planning Issues
  • Spectrum Usage
  • Interference
  • Conformance