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[LTE_114] LTE-Advanced Essentials

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To meet the rapidly growing IP data traffic, 3GPP has introduced an evolution of LTE called LTE-Advanced in 3GPP Release 10. LTE-Advanced is designed to meet or exceed the requirements of IMT-Advanced, including support for peak downlink data rates of over 1 Gbps. The features in LTE-Advanced are backwards compatible with existing LTE capabilities, allowing service providers to provide an enhanced user experience while minimizing the cost of ownership. This course provides a comprehensive look at LTE-Advanced features (R10 and beyond), describing the key requirements, performance targets, and proposed solutions, including carrier aggregation, enhanced advanced antenna techniques, network relays, and coordinated multipoint (CoMP) operations.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• Identify the motivating factors behind LTE-Advanced
• List the functional requirements and performance targets for IMT-Advanced and LTE-Advanced
• Define the key features of LTE-Advanced
• Explain how basic LTE operations have been enhanced in LTE-Advanced
• Describe the important scenarios for LTE-Advanced deployment

Intended Audience

This course is intended for individuals in business and leadership functions, as well as those who need to understand LTE-Advanced and its evolution from LTE.

Suggested Prerequisites

• [LTE_101] LTE Essentials (Instructor Led)

Course Length

1 Day Instructor Led

Course Outlines / Knowledge Knuggets

1. Overview of LTE-Advanced
1.1. Evolution from LTE (R8) to LTE-Advanced (R10 and beyond)
1.2. IMT-Advanced requirements and LTE-Advanced performance targets
1.3. Key LTE-Advanced features

2. LTE-Advanced Network Architecture
2.1. R8 E-UTRAN and EPC architectures
2.2. Relays and enhanced Home eNBs in R10
2.3. UE categories for LTE-Advanced

3. Air Interface Enhancements
3.1. Carrier aggregation (CA)
3.2. Enhanced multiple antenna techniques
3.3. Coordinated multipoint (CoMP)
3.4. SON enhancements
3.5. HetNets and eICIC

4. Life of an LTE-Advanced UE
4.1. System acquisition
4.2. Network attach and bearer setup
4.3. Uplink and downlink data transmissions
4.4. Discontinuous reception (DRX)
4.5. Paging and cell reselection

5. Deployment Considerations
5.1. Deployment challenges
5.2. Migration to LTE-Advanced
5.3. LTE-Advanced overlays
5.4. HetNets and SON

Appendix: 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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