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  • Course Length:
  • 0.5 day Instructor Led

Video traffic in mobile networks is mushrooming. Video has traditionally been delivered to mobile consumers as an individual unicast stream. Since watching of video on phones and tablets has increased significantly, this consumes excessive mobile network resources. eMBMS (evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service), also known as LTE Broadcast, allows mobile operators to deliver video as a single broadcast stream, thereby dramatically saving network resources and ensuring good QoS. LTE Broadcast also supports file delivery services including popular TV clips, popular video clips, application software upgrade and operating system upgrade. This course provides an introductory treatment of eMBMS. It covers the primary use cases for eMBMS, the functionality of the new network elements introduced in an LTE network to support the service, and the changes to the radio interface required to support broadcast mode. The course ends with a discussion of deployment considerations.

This course is primarily intended for all technical and marketing personnel seeking to get a better understanding of LTE-Broadcast or eMBMS in mobile networks

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• Describe the drivers for LTE Broadcast
• List some of the key use cases for LTE Broadcast/eMBMS
• Sketch the end-to-end architecture of LTE Broadcast and describe the functionality of its components
• Describe LTE air interface features that support LTE Broadcast
• List deployment considerations for LTE Broadcast

1. Overview of LTE Broadcast
1.1. Motivations for LTE Broadcast
1.2. Use cases: Public safety emergency alerts and Internet of Things (IoT)
1.3. LTE Broadcast deployment requirements

2. LTE Broadcast Network Architecture
2.1. End-to-End architecture
2.2. Interfaces and protocols used in LTE Broadcast network

3. LTE Air Interface for eMBMS
3.1. LTE physical layer support for eMBMS
3.2. Air interface channels supporting LTE Broadcast

4. LTE Broadcast Deployment Considerations
4.1. QoS in LTE Broadcast service
4.2. Resource allocation between unicast and LTE Broadcast service
4.3. Mobility procedures in LTE Broadcast

Suggested Prerequisites

A general understanding of LTE technology is recommended

eMBMS Overview (e)