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26 - 28 March 2014 - 3 days course

Full day course structure

   Session 1: 09:00 - 10:30

   Session 2: 11:00 - 12:30

   Session 3: 13:30 - 15:00

   Session 4: 15:30 - 17:00


Introduction
    LTE key features
    LTE architecture
    LTE bearer architecture
Air Interface L2 & L3 Recap
    Air interface L2 protocols
    Medium Access Control (MAC)
    Radio Link Control (RLC)
    Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP)
    Air interface L3 signalling protocols
    Radio Resource Control (RRC)
    EPS Mobility Management (EMM)
    EPC Connection Management (ECM)
Basic LTE Signalling Procedure
    LTE RRC States
    Power On procedure
    Power Off procedure
    Paging and data call establishment
    Dedicated bearers
Mobility Management (Intra-LTE)
    Intra EUTRAN handover (1)
        X2 based handover
    Intra EUTRAN handover failure
        Re-establish the radio connection
        Going back to the source cell
        UE cannot re-establish radio connection
    Intra EUTRAN handover (2)
        S1 based handover without S-GW relocation
        S1 based handover with S-GW relocation
        S1 based handover with MME and S-GW relocation
        S1 based handover with MME and S-GW relocation (X2 available)
Tracking Area Update procedure
    Without S-GW relocation
    With S-GW relocation
    With both S-GW and MME relocation
Mobility Management (Inter-RAT)
    Cell reselection
        ISR, EUTRAN to/from UTRAN
    Handovers
        EUTRAN to UTRAN
        UTRAN to EUTRAN
    Mapped security
Self-Organizing Networks (SON)
    SON architecture
    Stages of SON
    SON features in Rel. 8
        Self-configuration, ANR, MLB
    SON features in Rel. 9
        MRO, RACH optimization
    SON features in Rel. 10
        CCO, MDT, Cell outage, energy savings
    SON features in Rel. 11
Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets) and Interference Management
    Homogeneous networks
    Hierarchical Cell Structures (HCS)
    Introduction to Heterogeneous Network
    Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (ICIC)
    Enhanced ICIC (eICIC)
    Further enhanced ICIC (feICIC)
    Almost Blank Subframe (ABS)
    Cell Range Expansion (CRE)
Voice and SMS in the LTE Networks
    Voice and SMS over LTE
    Voice over LTE Generic Access (VoLGA)
    Simultaneous Voice and LTE (SVLTE)
    Circuit Switched Fallback (CSFB)
    Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
    IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
    Semi-persistent Scheduling (SPS)
    SMS over IMS
    Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC)
LTE Advanced (LTE-A) and LTE-A enabling technologies
    Introduction to LTE-A
    LTE-backward compatibility
    Need for LTE-A
    Carrier aggregation
    Deployment scenarios
    CA signalling
    Enhanced MIMO support
    Relays
    Miscellaneous LTE and LTE-A features
         HeNB mobility enhancements
         M2M enhancements
         Public Warning System (PWS)
         Enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS)
         Machine Type Communication (MTC)
Conclusion
    Challenges and outstanding issues
    Concluding remarks
References


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