School of Advanced Communications Technologies

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LTE Technology Certification Boot Camp – Programme Details

Day 1 – Intro to LTE Technologies and Market

 

Evolution of LTE

  • Evolution of Mobile Broadband
  • LTE Capabilities and Services
  • Comparison of Mobile Broadband
  • LTE Market Analysis
  • Review of LTE market players and activities

Service Architecture Evolution (SAE) Overview

  • Basic Network Architecture
  • Network Node Functions
    • eNB, MME, S-GW, P-GW
  • SAE Interfaces
    • S1-U, S1-MME, X2
  • Inter-Working Architectures
    • Trusted Access
    • Non-Trusted Access
    • 3GPP inter-working

Service Provision in LTE

  • Requirements for LTE Services
  • LTE Bearers and QoS Concepts
  • IP Multimedia Sub-System (IMS)
  • Voice Support in LTE

 

Day 2 – LTE Radio Interface

 

LTE Protocol Stack Overview

  • (OSI Reference Model)
  • Control Plane Protocols
  • Radio Interface and NAS
  • User Plane Protocol Stack

LTE Physical Layer

  • Introduction to OFDM
    • Defeating Multipath ISI
    • Overcoming high PAR
  • Downlink OFDMA
  • Uplink Single Carrier-FDMA
  • LTE Channels
    • Logical
    • Transport
  • Mapping of Channels
  • LTE Frame Timing Structure
  • UL/DL Resource Blocks, Symbols and Sub-Carriers
  • Adaptive Modulation and Coding (AMC)
  • MIMO and Beam-Forming Antenna Support in LTE
  • Physical Layer Procedures
    • Cell Search
    • Time and Frequency Synchronisation
    • CQI/PMI/RI Measurements and Reporting

 

LTE Air Interface Protocols MAC,RLC,PDCP and RRC

  • MAC/RLC Overview
  • MAC Functions
    • QoS and Scheduling
  • RLC Modes
    • AM, UM and TM
  • PDCP Functions
    • Header Compression (ROHC)
    • Encryption
    • PDCP Sequencing
  • RRC Functions
    • RRC Message Set
    • RRC Message Examples

The Network Planning Lifecycle

  • High Level Network Design Cycle
  • Phase 1 Objective Setting
    • Phase 1 Information
  • Phase 2 Site Selection
    • Phase 2 Information
  • Phase 3 Radio Modelling
  • Phase 4 Model Tuning and Optimisation
    • Phase 3-4 Information
  • Factors Affecting the LTE Planning Process
  • Planning Demonstration
    • Mentum Planet System Comparison

Day 4 – eUTRAN

 

EUTRAN Architecture, Identities and Mobility

  • eUTRAN Architecture and Interfaces
  • UE Identities in the EUTRAN
  • Network Node Identities
  • Mobility in IDLE Mode
  • Cell Selection
  • Cell Reselection (Intra/Inter)
  • Mobility in CONNECTED Mode
  • Handovers (Intra/Inter)
  • LTE-3G Mobility

S1 Interface

  • S1 Control Plane (S1AP)
  • S1 Context Management/Setup/Modification
  • S1 Paging and Mobility Functions
  • S1 Signalling Procedures
    • Paging procedure
    • UE Context Release procedure
    • Initial Context Setup procedure
    • UE Context Modification procedure
  • E-RAB signalling procedures
    • E-RAB Setup procedure
    • E-RAB Modification procedure
    • E-RAB Release procedure
  • Handover signalling procedures
    • Handover Preparation procedure
    • Handover Resource Allocation procedure
    • Handover Notification procedure
    • Handover Cancellation
  • Path Switch procedure
  • NAS transport procedures
  • S1 Setup procedure
  • eNB Configuration Update procedure
  • Location Reporting procedures

X2 Interface

  • Interference Coordination Concepts
    • X2 Control Plane (X2AP)
  • X2 Messages
    • X2 Control Plane Procedures
  • Handover Preparation procedure
  • Handover Cancel procedure
  • UE Context Release procedure
  • SN Status Transfer procedure
  • Error Indication procedure
  • Load Indication procedure
    • X2 Setup procedure
  • X2 Setup/Load Indication
  • X2 User Plane
    • X2_U Operation

Day 5 – LTE Core Network

 

EPC Architecture

  • Introduction to the Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
  • MME Functions
    • Admission Control
    • Session Control
    • Mobility Management
    • S11 Reference Point
    • GTP-Control
  • Gateway Functions in the EPC
  • SGW Functions
    • Bearer Establishment
    • GTP on the S1 and S5
    • Handover Control
  • PGW Functions
    • IP Address Allocation
    • Service Control
    • EPS Bearers and QCI
  • Policy Control Functions
    • PCRF Functions and Architecture
    • PCC Rules
  • Charging Requirements and Functionality
    • Online and Offline Charging
  • SGW – PGW Options
  • S1-Flex
  • Pooling
  • Roaming in LTE
  • Trusted and Non-Trusted Architectures

 

IMS and SIP in LTE

  • IMS Architecture
  • Session Control Principles and Protocols
    • SIP and LTE
    • SIP Architectures
    • SIP Methods and Procedures
    • SDP
  • Protocols for Real Time and Non-Real Time Traffic Transport
    • RTP
    • RTCP
    • RTP Procedures
  • VoLTE Implementation

Global Procedures for LTE

  • Mobility Management
  • LTE UE State management
  • Registration Procedures
  • UE Network Discovery
  • System Information
  • Access and Registration
  • Cell Selection and Reselection
  • Session Establishment and Control
  • Session Management Protocol
  • Bearer Establishment and Control
  • Interworking with 3GPP Networks
  • LTE – UMTS Handovers
  • Bearer Switch during handover
  • Interworking with External Networks
  • Negotiating and Controlling QoS
  • Support of non-3GPP Access