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[LTE_310] LTE-Advanced Technical Overview

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This course provides a fundamental understanding of the LTE-Advanced features and the impact they have on the LTE air interface protocols and operations. LTE-Advanced is introduced in Release 10, and several LTE-Advanced features are specified in Release 11 and future releases. This course offers an in-depth view of how features such as Carrier Aggregation (CA) and Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) are implemented. The signaling enhancements to session establishment and RRC connections are covered as well as changes to mobility and power control procedures for LTE-Advanced. Finally, there is a comprehensive look at other LTE-Advance features including; enhancements for Self-organizing Networks (SONs), features in support of heterogeneous networks and enhancements to MIMO techniques.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• List the key LTE-Advanced features and their benefits
• Describe the benefits of Carrier Aggregation and fundamentals of the feature
• Explain the key air interface changes required to support Carrier Aggregation and show how they are used
• Discuss the rationale for Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) and key deployment topologies
• Outline changes required to implement CoMP and walk through downlink and uplink data transfer
• Describe features supporting heterogeneous network (HetNet) deployments
• Identify changes to MIMO in LTE-Advanced and how they achieve higher spectral efficiency

Intended Audience

This is a detailed technical course, primarily intended for those in system design, system integration and test, systems engineering, network engineering, operations, and support.

Suggested Prerequisites

• [LTE_301] Mastering LTE Air Interface

Course Length

2 Days

Course Outlines / Knowledge Knuggets

1. LTE-Advanced Overview
1.1. LTE Evolution
1.2. LTE-Advanced promises and challenges
1.3. Key LTE-Advanced features

2. Network Acquisition and Attach
2.1. System acquisition and attach
2.2. UE capabilities
2.3. Reference signals
2.4. DL and UL traffic operations

3. Carrier Aggregation (CA) Concepts
3.1. Benefits of CA
3.2. Band combinations
3.3. Resource allocation options
3.4. Hybrid-ARQ for CA

4. Carrier Aggregation Operations
4.1. RRC configuration
4.2. Cross carrier scheduling
4.3. DL/UL data Transfer
4.4. Multi-carrier HARQ feedback

5. Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) Concepts
5.1. Benefits of CoMP
5.2. CoMP sets
5.3. CoMP topologies

6. CoMP Operations
6.1. DL joint transmission
6.2. DL dynamic point selection with muting
6.3. CSI processes
6.4. UL joint reception

7. MIMO, HetNet, SON, and Relay Nodes
7.1. Antenna technique enhancements
7.2. Support for Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet)
7.2.1. eICIC
7.3. Self-Organizing Networks (SON)
7.4. Considerations for home eNodeBs and relay nodes

Release 12 and Beyond
New Carrier Type, 3D Beamforming, Device-to-Device Communications, Machine Type Communications
Release 9 Enhancements


- Self-paced, animated, and interactive

- $150/each course for 6 month license

- Immediate online access upon purchase

- Flexible way to take training at any hour

- Online training transcript available

- Electronic certificates at completion

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please contact Mr. Rod Marckese
at +1-972-664-0727 x246 or

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