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LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum (R13-R14)

radio engineers
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Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for experienced network engineers and E-UTRAN developers who are planning or have already begun introducing LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum.


Course Scope

  1. Introduction. Overview of predecessor LTE-WLAN/WiFi interworking solutions: I-WLAN, Untrusted non-3GPP Access to EPS – S2b, Trusted WLAN Access to EPS – S2a, Multiple Access PDN Connectivity (MAPCON), IP Flow Mobility (IFOM), Broadband Access Interworking using WLAN/H(e)NB, Local IP Access (LIPA), Selected IP Traffic Offload (SIPTO), and MultiPath TCP (MPTCP).
  2. Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA)/LTE-U. Carrier Aggregation (CA) as a basis for LAA, deployment scenarios, Listen Before Talk (LBT) and channel access procedures, physical layer modifications, radio frame type 3 and partial subframe, scheduling and resource allocation methods DL/UL, HARQ, Discovery Reference Signals (DRSs), measurements, mobility, and performance analysis.
  3. LTE WLAN Aggregation (LWA). Dual Connectivity (DC) as a basis for LWA, radio protocol architecture, split LWA bearer, switched LWA bearer, new protocols and interfaces, flow control, terminal capabilities, WLAN mobility, WLAN measurements, LWA operation, Xw setup, addition, release, modification and change of WT, WT status reporting, WLAN UE- WT link security, and performance analysis.

Course Objectives

While licensed spectrum remains 3GPP operators’ top priority to deliver advanced services and user experience, the opportunistic use of unlicensed spectrum is becoming an important complement to meet the growing traffic demand. LTE-WLAN Aggregation (LWA) and Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA)/LTE-U will give operators the option to make use of unlicensed spectrum with a unified network, offering potential operational cost saving, improved spectral efficiency, and a better user experience. The training is focused on hot topics of LWA and LAA. However, it also contains an introductory section which gives an overview of some selected approaches to LTE-WLAN/WiFi integration available in the previous 3GPP standard releases.



Knowledge of LTE/E-UTRAN is required. Completion of "LTE/E-UTRAN Signalling" course is highly recommended.


Training Structure

One-day training divided into logical sessions.



Lectures and multimedia presentations.

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

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The whole course was very valuable.

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The course exceeded my expectations. Hats off!

Mr. Adnan Syed, Mobily

Very well organized training programmes.

Mr. Mihnea Teodorescu, Cosmote, RO

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

Ms. Olga Rudnicka, Tele2 Latvia

The training exceeded my expectations.

Ms. Irida Gjashta, AMC Albania

Excellent knowledge from the trainer.

Ms. Catherine Barman, Swisscom

Really practical and very fruitful training.

Mr. Niroj Raya, NCell Nepal

Everyone gets individual attention from the trainer.

Ms. Inga Tomsone, Tele2 Latvia

Deep and detailed topic analysis.

Mr. Mohamed Sabry, Vodafone Egypt

A clear picture of GSM switching and signalling.

Ms. Anette Chale, mCel Mozambique

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

Ms. Pinelopi Tragoudara, Vodafone GR

Experienced trainer. Excellent descriptions.

Mr. Ahmad Doar, Mobily, KSA

Very effective training methods.

Ms. Erjona Xhemali, AMC Albania

More than excellent course!

Ms. Inessa Mijiferjyan, Vivacell

The training is completely excellent.

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The course covers all the impacted areas.

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The best training ever.

Mr. Timur Zagretdinov, MTT Russia

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

Mr. Arben Shabani, PTK Kosovo

Excellent, knowledgeable trainer, open to communication.

Mr. Dmitrii Kropotov, Tele2 Russia

Trainers have passion to teach & impart knowledge.

Mr. Kanchan Chitrakar, Ncell Nepal

Trainer is open for comments and discussion.

Ms. Natalya Nerubenko, Life Ukraine

Excellent course and instructor.

Mr. Nikolay Suetin, Beeline Russia

Perfect course.

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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

Unique training covering the most important areas of my work.

Mr. Eldar Mursaqulov, Azercell

Training provides useful methods to analyze real protocols.

Mr. Seema Karn, NCell Nepal

Very clear explanations.

Ms. Tatyana Krasyuk, Life Ukraine

Good direct connection between course material and real problems.

Mr. Alex Konstantopoulos, Cosmote, GR

This course will be very useful in my daily work.

Mr. Leopoldino Ferreira, Unitel Angola

A good approach to a complex problem.

Ms. Horia Catrinoiu, Vodafone RO

Regardless of technology I received theoretical and practical answers.

Mr. Kosta Pribić, T-Mobile Croatia

Great teacher with deep knowledge and experience.

Mr. Philippe Wrzecionek, TATA

Training was above expectations!

Mr. Ariel Haxhiu, Eagle Mobile, AL

Professional, high-quality trainer.

Mr. Gagik Shatveryan, Vivacell

Course covers all important issues and presents relevant examples.

Mr. Mohamed Kamel, Vodafone Egypt

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

Ms. Viktoriya Gusarova, Beeline RU

Trainer was able to answer practical questions.

Mr. Daniel Krolikowski, Play Poland

A lot of useful materials and knowledge.

Mr. Shukhrat Khaydar, UCell

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

Ms. Ledia Meici, AMC Albania

Trainer understands local market experience.

Mr. Andrew Sweetman, Wataniya

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Mr. Mouin Al Saghir, Vivacell

Trainer adapted to the expectations of the audience.

Mr. Antoine Blanchet, Monaco Telecom

Overwhelming knowledge and expertise. Interactive and enjoyable learning.

Mr. Ashish Shrestha, NCell Nepal

Amazing, more than excellent, audience-oriented trainer.

Mr. Evgeniy Dmitriev, Astelit Ukraine

Excellent exercises!

Mr. Muhammad Ali, Mobilink Pakistan

Experienced trainer. Real cases with references to recommendations.

Mr. David Curkan, T-Mobile Croatia

Trainer understands local market experience.

Mr. Andrew Sweetman, Wataniya

The trainer is capable of answering all my questions.

Ms. Ana Gheorghe, Vodafone RO

Good logical structure of the course and explanation.