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EPC/IMS Planning

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Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for personnel involved in planning of Evolved Packet Core from the perspective of engineering, operating, and maintaining EPC systems. Practical and theoretical knowledge is valuable for both technical professionals and engineers.

Course Scope

  1. EPC planning overview.
    • Traffic planning — objectives, inputs, activities.
    • Traffic modelling.
    • Theoretical models.
    • CS/PS real-time and non-real-time services.
    • IP networks and Internet.
    • Modern services – VolTE, ViLTE.
  2. EPC Connectivity.
    • EPC architecture.
    • LTE Attach.
    • Dedicated bearer setup.
    • VoLTE/ViLTE session setup.
    • Interconnect to other EPC.
    • Interconnect to other IMS.
    • International roaming for LTE and IMS.
  3. Traffic Parameters.
    • Key EPC domain parameters and KPIs.
    • Supplementary PS domain parameters and KPIs.
    • Key IMS domain parameters and KPIs.
    • Supplementary IMS domain parameters and KPIs.
  4. Traffic Modelling.
    • Bearer services.
    • User profiles and requirements.
    • PS traffic.
    • VoLTE traffic modelling and cases.
  5. Traffic Distribution and Dispersion.
    • Reference network model.
    • Subscriber distribution.
    • Traffic dispersion.
  6. EPC Capacity Planning.
    • EPC network solution.
    • EPC network topology design.
    • EPC dimensioning considerations.
  7. IMS Capacity Planning.
    • Network planning.
    • Detailed network design.
    • IMS network solution – nodal perspective.
    • IMS network solution – features.
    • MGw, HSS, CSCF dimensioning principles.
  8. DIAMETER Signalling.
    • Signalling load and volume calculation.
    • DIAMETER Protocol.
    • PCC – features.
    • Bearer setup and control.
    • Gx, Rx, Cx, S6 interfaces.
    • Flow-based charging.
    • Gx, Gy, S9 signalling cases, calculations.
  9. SIP Signalling.
    • SIP messages, calculations.
  10. GTP Signalling.
    • S5, S8, S11 interfaces.
    • GTP messages, calculations.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to provide core, radio, and transport network engineers with knowledge about Evolved Core Network planning. An introduction to EPC is provided to justify the need for EPC planning in LTE/IMS enabled networks.


Participants should have basic knowledge of LTE networks. Signalling knowledge of GSM, WCDMA and IP technology is an advantage.


Training Structure

Four-day training divided into logical sessions.


Instructor-led training.

Professional, high-quality trainer.

Mr. Gagik Shatveryan, Vivacell

A clear picture of GSM switching and signalling.

Ms. Anette Chale, mCel Mozambique

Deep and detailed topic analysis.

Mr. Mohamed Sabry, Vodafone Egypt

Everyone gets individual attention from the trainer.

Ms. Inga Tomsone, Tele2 Latvia

Excellent course and instructor.

Mr. Nikolay Suetin, Beeline Russia

Trainer adapted to the expectations of the audience.

Mr. Antoine Blanchet, Monaco Telecom

Unique training covering the most important areas of my work.

Mr. Eldar Mursaqulov, Azercell

Trainer understands local market experience.

Mr. Andrew Sweetman, Wataniya

I received a lot of useful information which I use in my work every day.

Ms. Viktoriya Gusarova, Beeline RU

Excellent exercises!

Mr. Muhammad Ali, Mobilink Pakistan

Trainer was able to answer practical questions.

Mr. Daniel Krolikowski, Play Poland

Overwhelming knowledge and expertise. Interactive and enjoyable learning.

Mr. Ashish Shrestha, NCell Nepal

Trainers have passion to teach & impart knowledge.

Mr. Kanchan Chitrakar, Ncell Nepal

The course covers all the impacted areas.

Ms. Gratia Scanteie, Vodafone, RO

Good direct connection between course material and real problems.

Mr. Alex Konstantopoulos, Cosmote, GR

Perfect course.

Mr. Arseniy Mazanik, Beeline Russia

Excellent knowledge from the trainer.

Ms. Catherine Barman, Swisscom

Experienced trainer. Excellent descriptions.

Mr. Ahmad Doar, Mobily, KSA

I can proudly recommend these courses for others as well.

Mr. Tarvo Jammer, Elisa Estonia

Very clear explanations.

Ms. Tatyana Krasyuk, Life Ukraine

The training exceeded my expectations.

Ms. Irida Gjashta, AMC Albania

Really practical and very fruitful training.

Mr. Niroj Raya, NCell Nepal

Very well organized training programmes.

Mr. Mihnea Teodorescu, Cosmote, RO

The trainer is capable of answering all my questions.

Ms. Ana Gheorghe, Vodafone RO

Regardless of technology I received theoretical and practical answers.

Mr. Kosta Pribić, T-Mobile Croatia

The training is completely excellent.

Mr. Philipp Korostelev, Beeline Moscow

The whole course was very valuable.

Mr. Sayyid Ali, Dhiraagu Maldives

Amazing, more than excellent, audience-oriented trainer.

Mr. Evgeniy Dmitriev, Astelit Ukraine

Many different people from different operators can share their problems and ideas.

Mr. Omar El-Fiky, Vodafone Egypt

Training provides useful methods to analyze real protocols.

Mr. Seema Karn, NCell Nepal

Excellent methodology of teaching. Simple and easy to understand training.

Mr. Arben Shabani, PTK Kosovo

The best training ever.

Mr. Timur Zagretdinov, MTT Russia

Training was above expectations!

Mr. Ariel Haxhiu, Eagle Mobile, AL

Very effective training methods.

Ms. Erjona Xhemali, AMC Albania

Good logical structure of the course and explanation.

Ms. Elena Shevtsova, Beeline, KZ

Trainer understands local market experience.

Mr. Andrew Sweetman, Wataniya

Highly professional trainer with lots of practical experience. Friendly and open.

Ms. Olga Rudnicka, Tele2 Latvia

Excellent, knowledgeable trainer, open to communication.

Mr. Dmitrii Kropotov, Tele2 Russia

More than excellent course!

Ms. Inessa Mijiferjyan, Vivacell

Seminar entirely for Telecommunication operators. A lot of issues covered.

Ms. Pinelopi Tragoudara, Vodafone GR

Experienced trainer. Real cases with references to recommendations.

Mr. David Curkan, T-Mobile Croatia

A lot of useful materials and knowledge.

Mr. Shukhrat Khaydar, UCell

Trainer is open for comments and discussion.

Ms. Natalya Nerubenko, Life Ukraine

Good class notes and great examples.

Mr. Ghaffar Masood, Mobilink Pakistan

This course will be very useful in my daily work.

Mr. Leopoldino Ferreira, Unitel Angola

The course exceeded my expectations. Hats off!

Mr. Adnan Syed, Mobily

Great teacher with deep knowledge and experience.

Mr. Philippe Wrzecionek, TATA

Course covers all important issues and presents relevant examples.

Mr. Mohamed Kamel, Vodafone Egypt

I am very impressed with the trainer's knowledge and experience.

Mr. Mouin Al Saghir, Vivacell

I feel like the trainer is the best professor and mentor one can have.

Ms. Ledia Meici, AMC Albania

A good approach to a complex problem.