Long Term Evolution (LTE)

This acronym refers to the ongoing process of improving wireless technology standards. LTE technology is the next step in increasing broadband speeds to meet the demands of users and the variety of content accessed over mobile networks.

The overall objective for LTE is to provide an extremely high performance radio-access technology that offers full speed mobility and that can readily coexist with HSPA and earlier networks. Because of scalable bandwidth, operators will be able to easily migrate their networks and users from HSPA to LTE over time.
 
Mastering LTE Air Interface:- 1 Day.
 
This is a detailed technical course, primarily intended for a technical audience, including those in RF design, development, integration, deployment and systems engineering.

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, the student will be ale to:

• Sketch the LTE/E-UTRAN network architecture and associated interfaces and protocols
• Sketch the frame structure and resource mapping for DL and UL
• List various multiple antenna techniques of LTE
• List LTE channels in DL and UL and map them on the frame structure
• Describe the synchronization operation and use of sync and reference signals
• Step through the system access and data session setup procedure
• Describe traffic operations in DL – CQI reporting, scheduling, MCS selection and HARQ feedback
• Describe traffic operations in UL – Scheduling request, UL grants, UL transmission and HARQ feedback
• Explain key concepts of LTE mobility and handovers

 
LTE RF Planning & Design-5 Days

This workshop covers the radio network planning and design aspects of an LTE network and describes the process of mapping the service and market requirements to RF system parameters. Typical parameter settings used in commercial networks are discussed.

This certification workshop utilizes several hands-on exercises and a coverage prediction tool for RF design project and concludes with a certification assessment.

Learning objectives:

After completing this workshop, the student will be able to:
 
• Explain the process of radio network planning and design
• Map the network requirements to corresponding system parameters
• Step through the UL and DL link budget for the LTE system
• Design the radio network based on coverage and capacity requirements
• Explain multiple antenna techniques in LTE and selection considerations
• Describe key configuration and operational parameters
• Discuss parameter settings for a typical commercial network
• Identify the key performance indicators of LTE radio network
• Describe the key parameters related to Inter-RAT operation
• Describe the frame structure, DL and UL channels, and key measurements like RSRP and RSRQ of the LTE air interface
  
Required equipment
PC laptop with administrator privileges

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