Courses Details
Course Overview
Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the new 3GPP standard for wireless broad band data services.  It comprises E-UTRA network, which uses OFDMA technology and EPC (Evolved Packet Core), an all-IP core network.  This framework allows the migration of 3GPP system towards packet-optimized system that supports multiple RATs (Radio Access Technologies), higher-data-rates and lower-latencies. Also it provides an evolutionary path for 3GPP and non-3GPP legacy technologies.
This course provides an in-depth discussion of LTE air interface.  It begins with an overview of LTE/E-UTRAN network architecture and protocols and introduces OFDMA, the key technology of LTE, and then discusses the DL and UL channels, signals and operations.  This is followed by a comprehensive discussion of MAC, RLC and PHY layers of the LTE air interface.
Course Schedule
Target Audience
Personnel involved in mobile operation, maintenance and planning.
Course Prerequisites
4G – Long Term Evolution (LTE) System Survey
Expected Accomplishments
Describe network architecture evolution OFDM Basics
Explain OFDM Concepts
Understand in details the physical layer and operations in mobility and idle mode
Describe MIMO in LTE
Understand MAC and RLC in details
Study LTE Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) Layer
Explain the details of RRC layer and operations
Course Outline
Evolved Packet System Network Architecture & Protocols
oDescribe network architecture evolution 
oExplain Evolved Packet System (EPS) network entities and interfaces
oDescribe EPS user and control plane protocol stacks
oIdentify basic EPS Security aspects
oExplain mobility management, session management, and IP connectivity aspects
oExplain EPS QoS architecture and principles

OFDM basics
oExplain OFDM basic concepts
oOFDMA, multipath and cyclic prefix
oUnderstand OFDM and SC-FDMA

E-UTRA Essentials
oIdentify the main E-UTRA Air Interface capabilities
oAir Interface peak data rates and UE categories
oUnderstand E-UTRA Downlink and Uplink time and frequency organization
oDefine the components of the E-UTRA UL/DL resource grid
oDL/UL scheduling and interference management

E-UTRA Downlink (DL) Channels, signals & operation
oDiscuss E-UTRA DL physical channels and signals
oDiscuss the initial acquisition procedure
oDescribe DL shared channel operation
oDescribe the role of DL control channels in DL operation
oUnderstand how channel feedback information is reported by the UE in the UL
oDescribe DL HARQ operation
oDescribe DL data transfer modes

E-UTRA Uplink (UL) Channels, signals and operation
oDescribe E-UTRA UL channels and  channel mapping onto time/frequency resources
oDescribe E-UTRA UL operations
oComparison between LTE and HSPA operations

LTE Physical Layer
oDescribe frame, subframe, and slot structure in Downlink and Uplink
oDescribe resource block and resource elements
oDescribe physical layer processing for Downlink and Uplink channels
oDescribe reference signals used in Downlink and Uplink

LTE Medium Access Control (MAC) Layer
oDescribe key MAC functions
oExplain channel mapping and multiplexing
oDescribe MAC PDU formats for different transport channels
oDescribe RACH procedure
oExplain timing alignment and (DRX) procedures

LTE Radio Link Control (RLC) Layer
oList the functions of RLC
oDescribe the different RLC modes in LTE
oCompare RLC implementations in LTE and HSPA
oDescribe the re-segmentation process for retransmissions 

o Provide an overview of PDCP
oDescribe PDCP data and control PDU formats
oDescribe PDCP functions
oLTE and HSPA comparison

LTE RRC Layer
oProvide an overview of RRC in LTE
oDescribe idle mode procedure
oShow what RRC signaling is used in Connected mode
oDescribe Radio Link Failure (RLF) Handling in UE