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4G demystified  |    A 2 day training course

4G training course description

This course is designed to give the delegate an understanding of the technologies used within a 3G UMTS mobile network. During the course we will investigate the UMTS air interface and the use of Wideband-Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) to facilitate high speed data access, together with HSPA to offer mobile broadband services. We will describe the use of soft handover rather than hard handover procedures and soft capacity sharing. The course includes a brief exploration of the UMTS protocol stack and the use of PDP Context and QoS support features.

What will you learn
  • Explain the 3G UMTS architecture.
  • Describe the role of a Drifting & Serving RNC.
  • Explain the use of ARQ & HARQ for mobile broadband.
  • Describe how IMS integrates into the architecture.
  • Describe the use of Media Gateway Controllers.
  • Identify the temporary identities used within 3G UMTS.
4G training course details

4G training course contents

  • LTE Introduction
  • The path to LTE, 3GPP. LTE to LTE advanced.

  • LTE Architecture
  • The core, Access, roaming. Protocols: User plane, Control plane. Example information flows. Bearer management. Spectrum allocation.

  • LTE technologies
  • Transmission, reception, OFDMA, multiple antenna, MIMO.

  • LTE Air interface
  • Air interface protocol stack. Channels, Resource Grid, cell acquisition. Up and downlink controls. Layer 2 protocols.

  • Cell acquisition
  • Power on, selecting networks and cells. RRC connection. Attach procedure.

  • Mobility management
  • Roaming, RRC_IDLE, RRC_CONNECTED, cell reselection, handover, interoperation with UMTS and GSM networks.

  • Voice and text
  • IMS, QoS, policy and charging.

Learning path



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Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning.