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Who Should Attend?

The course is intended for experienced network engineers and E-UTRAN developers who are planning or have already started to introduce LTE‑Advanced features.

 

Course Scope

  1. Introduction: 
    • 4G/IMT-Advanced and 3GPP LTE-Advanced requirements, 
    • cell spectral efficiency, peak spectral efficiency, 
    • cell edge user spectral efficiency, 
    • mobility, 
    • scalable bandwidth, 
    • C/U-plane latency, 
    • handover interruption time, 
    • VoIP capacity, 
    • frequency bands.
  2. Carrier Aggregation (CA) R10-R12: 
    • intra-band contiguous/non-contiguous and inter-band CA, 
    • CA operating bands and bandwidth classes, 
    • UE categories, 
    • Primary and Secondary Cell / Component Carrier, 
    • implementation scenarios, 
    • L1/L2 protocol impact, 
    • SCell addition / modification / release, 
    • SCell activation / deactivation, 
    • multiple Timing Advance, 
    • enhanced Power Headroom reporting, 
    • regular and cross-carrier scheduling, 
    • CSI and HARQ-ACK reporting, 
    • PUCCH format 1b CS and format 3, 
    • (a)periodic SRS reporting, 
    • UL multi-cluster transmission, 
    • simultaneous PUCCH and PUSCH, 
    • handover scenarios, 
    • Event A6.
  3. Dual Connectivity (DC) R12: 
    • multi-site CA versus DC, 
    • synchronous/asynchronous DC, 
    • architecture – MeNB, 
    • SeNB, 
    • MCG bearer, 
    • split bearer, 
    • SCG bearer, 
    • terminal capabilities, 
    • operating bands, 
    • radio protocols, 
    • PDCP routing and re-ordering, 
    • X2UP protocol, 
    • SeNB addition/modification/release procedures, 
    • security, 
    • PH reporting, 
    • power control.
  4. MIMO enhancements R10-R12: 
    • DL R8/R9 MIMO introduction – critical survey of existing TMs and transmission schemes, 
    • beamforming as the main MIMO solution in LTE-Advanced, 
    • new resource efficient Reference Signals – CSI-RS and URS for TM9/TM10, 
    • UL MIMO flexible DM RS sequence allocation (OCC) for MU-MIMO, 
    • UL TM2.
  5. Coordinated Multi-Point transmission (CoMP) R11-R12: 
    • distributed and centralised RAN, 
    • backhaul and fronthaul, 
    • DL CoMP - Joint Transmission (JT), 
    • Dynamic Point Selection (DPS) / Dynamic Cell Selection (DCS), 
    • Coordinated Scheduling/Beamforming (CS/CB), 
    • UL CoMP - Joint Reception (JR), 
    • Coordinated Scheduling and Beamforming (CS/CB), 
    • TM 10, 
    • CSI reporting.
  6. eNB Relay (RN) R10-R12: 
    • E-UTRAN architecture supporting RNs, 
    • inband (type 1) / outband (type 1b), 
    • U/C plane protocol stack for supporting S1/X2 over Un interface, 
    • RN start-up procedure: 
      • phase I: Attach for RN preconfiguration 
      • phase II: Attach for RN operation, 
    • RRC RN Reconfiguration procedure, 
    • Uu/Un interface time multiplexing FDD & TDD, 
    • R-PDCCH channel, 
    • RN versus repeater.
  7. Small cells enhancements R12: 
    • 256 QAM, 
    • shared HeNB, 
    • X2 Gateway,
  8. Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) R10-R12: 
    • various HetNet implementation scenarios utilising CA, DC, RN, MIMO and CoMP, 
    • HetNet micro cell range extension, 
    • interference problems, 
    • network synchronisation, 
    • Enhanced Inter-Cell Interference Control (eICIC), 
    • Almost Blank Subframes (ABS).
  9. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) R11-R12: 
    • UE category 0, 
    • embedded SIM (eUICC), 
    • MFF1/MFF2 M2M SIM, 
    • M2M related USIM parameters – EFnasconfig, 
    • Extended Access Baring (EAB) and other access control procedures, 
    • overriding low access priority and EAB, 
    • overload protection: charging, 
    • periodic TAU optimisation, 
    • usage of low priority indicators, 
    • EMM and ESM back off timers, 
    • PLMN (re)selection optimisation, 
    • invalid USIM state reset, 
    • UE Power Saving Mode (PSM), 
    • RRC UE assistance for RRM and UE power optimisations.
  10. Proximity Services (ProSe) / Device-to-Device communication (D2D) R12: 
    • use cases and scenarios, 
    • architecture, 
    • UE-to-Network Relay, 
    • ProSe Application Server, 
    • UE identities, 
    • direct discovery and direct communication, 
    • HSS subscription, 
    • C/U-plane protocol stacks, 
    • sidelink, 
    • interferences and power control.
  11. Minimisation of Drive Test (MDT) R11-R12: 
    • MDT in connected/idle mode – Immediate/Logged MDT, 
    • MDT measurements: 
      • RSRP/RSRQ, PH, 
      • UL interference, 
      • data volume, 
      • IP throughput 
      • and measurement collection triggers,
    • geographical positioning methods: 
      • GNSS, 
      • E-CID, 
      • E-CGI, 
    • MDT control – area based and signalling based MDT, 
    • trace collection.
  12. SON enhancement overview R9-R12: 
    • RLF and other failures, 
    • RLF report, 
    • connection re-establishment, 
    • RACH optimisation, 
    • intra-LTE/inter-RAT Mobility Robustness Optimisation (MRO), 
    • intra LTE/inter-RAT Mobility Load Balancing (MLB), 
    • intra-LTE/inter-RAT Automatic Neighbour Relation (ANR), 
    • energy saving.
  13. SR-VCC enhancements R10-R11: 
    • reversed SR-VCC (rSR-VCC), 
    • voice and video SR-VCC (vSR-VCC), 
    • enhanced SR VCC (eSR-VCC).
  14. Enhanced Interference Management and Traffic Adaptation (eIMTA) R12: 
    • dynamic adaptation of UL/DL TDD configuration.
  15. Wi-Fi Interworking R8-R12: 
    • access Network Discovery and Selection, 
    • Multiple Access PDN Connectivity, 
    • IP Flow Mobility, 
    • S2a-based Mobility over GTP, 
    • Local IP Access (LIPA), 
    • Selected IP Traffic Offload (SIPTO).
  16. EPDCCH R11-R12: 
    • need for control channel capacity increase, 
    • EPDCCH transmission resources, 
    • EPDCCH sets, 
    • distributed and localised transmission, 
    • EPDCCH in MIMO, 
    • HetNet and CoMP environment.

 

Course Objectives

Unquestionably LTE™ R8/R9 has proved to be a great success. It is now the time for careful examination of all the technological improvements available in R10/R11/R12 along with their various implementation scenarios.
 

This course presents the operating principles of key LTE‑Advanced features. These essential new LTE-Advanced concepts combined with students’ technical experience will allow them to form their own opinions about the usefulness and applicability of specific features in the existing environment of their network and local mobile market.
 

This training contains not only brand new R12 features like Dual Connectivity, Proximity Services, and eIMTA, but also plenty of smaller R12 enhancements of "older" R10/R11 features and a separate section devoted to LTE/UMTS-WiFi integration.

 

Prerequisites

Knowledge of E-UTRAN/LTE is required. Completion of LTE/E-UTRAN Signalling course (or equivalent) is highly recommended.

 

Training Structure

Three-day training divided into logical sessions.

 

Methodology

Instructor-led training. Lectures and multimedia presentations.

Deep and detailed topic analysis.

Mr. Mohamed Sabry, Vodafone Egypt

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

Mr. Omar El-Fiky, Vodafone Egypt

Trainer understands local market experience.

Mr. Andrew Sweetman, Wataniya

Trainer adapted to the expectations of the audience.

Mr. Antoine Blanchet, Monaco Telecom

Trainer was able to answer practical questions.

Mr. Daniel Krolikowski, Play Poland

The best training ever.

Mr. Timur Zagretdinov, MTT Russia

The training exceeded my expectations.

Ms. Irida Gjashta, AMC Albania

Great teacher with deep knowledge and experience.

Mr. Philippe Wrzecionek, TATA

Excellent exercises!

Mr. Muhammad Ali, Mobilink Pakistan

Amazing, more than excellent, audience-oriented trainer.

Mr. Evgeniy Dmitriev, Astelit Ukraine

Professional, high-quality trainer.

Mr. Gagik Shatveryan, Vivacell

Very clear explanations.

Ms. Tatyana Krasyuk, Life Ukraine

More than excellent course!

Ms. Inessa Mijiferjyan, Vivacell

A good approach to a complex problem.

Ms. Horia Catrinoiu, Vodafone RO

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

Mr. Arben Shabani, PTK Kosovo

Training was above expectations!

Mr. Ariel Haxhiu, Eagle Mobile, AL

Trainer is open for comments and discussion.

Ms. Natalya Nerubenko, Life Ukraine

Very well organized training programmes.

Mr. Mihnea Teodorescu, Cosmote, RO

Trainers have passion to teach & impart knowledge.

Mr. Kanchan Chitrakar, Ncell Nepal

Excellent knowledge from the trainer.

Ms. Catherine Barman, Swisscom

Experienced trainer. Excellent descriptions.

Mr. Ahmad Doar, Mobily, KSA

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

Mr. Mouin Al Saghir, Vivacell

Everyone gets individual attention from the trainer.

Ms. Inga Tomsone, Tele2 Latvia

Very effective training methods.

Ms. Erjona Xhemali, AMC Albania

Perfect course.

Mr. Arseniy Mazanik, Beeline Russia

Training provides useful methods to analyze real protocols.

Mr. Seema Karn, NCell Nepal

Excellent, knowledgeable trainer, open to communication.

Mr. Dmitrii Kropotov, Tele2 Russia

Experienced trainer. Real cases with references to recommendations.

Mr. David Curkan, T-Mobile Croatia

The course exceeded my expectations. Hats off!

Mr. Adnan Syed, Mobily

The whole course was very valuable.

Mr. Sayyid Ali, Dhiraagu Maldives

Unique training covering the most important areas of my work.

Mr. Eldar Mursaqulov, Azercell

Course covers all important issues and presents relevant examples.

Mr. Mohamed Kamel, Vodafone Egypt

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

Ms. Olga Rudnicka, Tele2 Latvia

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

Ms. Viktoriya Gusarova, Beeline RU

Regardless of technology I received theoretical and practical answers.

Mr. Kosta Pribić, T-Mobile Croatia

A clear picture of GSM switching and signalling.

Ms. Anette Chale, mCel Mozambique

The course covers all the impacted areas.

Ms. Gratia Scanteie, Vodafone, RO

Good logical structure of the course and explanation.

Ms. Elena Shevtsova, Beeline, KZ

Trainer understands local market experience.

Mr. Andrew Sweetman, Wataniya

Overwhelming knowledge and expertise. Interactive and enjoyable learning.

Mr. Ashish Shrestha, NCell Nepal

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

Ms. Pinelopi Tragoudara, Vodafone GR

The training is completely excellent.

Mr. Philipp Korostelev, Beeline Moscow

The trainer is capable of answering all my questions.

Ms. Ana Gheorghe, Vodafone RO

Really practical and very fruitful training.

Mr. Niroj Raya, NCell Nepal

I can proudly recommend these courses for others as well.

Mr. Tarvo Jammer, Elisa Estonia

Good class notes and great examples.

Mr. Ghaffar Masood, Mobilink Pakistan

Good direct connection between course material and real problems.

Mr. Alex Konstantopoulos, Cosmote, GR

A lot of useful materials and knowledge.

Mr. Shukhrat Khaydar, UCell

Excellent course and instructor.

Mr. Nikolay Suetin, Beeline Russia

This course will be very useful in my daily work.

Mr. Leopoldino Ferreira, Unitel Angola

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