• Course Length:
  • 3.5 hours of eLearning

NOTE: While you can purchase this course on any device, currently you can only run the course on your desktop or laptop.

Long Term Evolution (LTE) is one of the choices for next generation broadband wireless networks and is defined by the 3GPP standards as an evolution to a variety of 3G wireless networks such as UMTS and 1xEV-DO. Its high data rates enable advanced multimedia applications. This eLearning course offers a quick and concise overview of LTE networks and the OFDM-based air interface. The LTE network architecture, network interfaces and protocols, air interface and mobility aspects are covered to provide an end-to-end view of the network. A high-level glimpse into the life of an LTE User Equipment (UE) is provided by walking through various stages from power-up all the way to setting up an IP address and exchanging traffic. By the conclusion of this course, the student will understand what LTE offers, its network architecture, how it works, and potential applications and services. NOTE: This is a Flash course meaning that it will NOT work on mobile devices and tablets.

This course is an end-to-end overview of LTE networks, and is targeted for a broad audience. This includes those in design, test, sales, marketing, system engineering and deployment groups.

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• Describe the state of wireless networks and trends for next generation wireless networks
• Sketch the System Architecture Evolution (SAE) for LTE and its interfaces
• Describe OFDM concepts and how it is used in LTE
• Define the key features of the LTE air interface
• Walk through the mobile device operations from power-up to service setup
• Explain how uplink and downlink traffic are handled in LTE networks
• Walk through a high level service flow setup on an end-to-end basis
• Explain deployment scenarios of LTE networks

1. Setting the stage
1.1. Transition options to LTE
1.2. Trends for next generation wireless networks
1.3. LTE network changes
1.4. LTE Air interface changes

2. LTE Network Architecture
2.1. System Architecture Evolution (SAE)
2.2. Network architecture and interfaces
2.3. SAE nodes and functions
2.4. E-UTRAN - eNodeB
2.5. Protocol stacks for network interfaces

3. LTE air interface
3.1. Shared radio channel concepts
3.3. Protocol stack
3.4. Air interface channel structure
3.5. Channel characteristics

4. LTE UE operations
4.1. System acquisition
4.2. Synchronization
4.3. Initial access procedures
4.4. Data service setup

5. LTE Traffic handling
5.1. Downlink traffic handling
5.2. Uplink traffic handling

6. LTE Mobility
6.1. Cell selection/reselection
6.2. Handover

7. Deployment
7.1. Typical LTE deployment scenarios

8. Summary

Put It All Together
Assess the knowledge of the participant based on the objectives of the course


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