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[LTE_419] LTE RAN Signaling and Operations: Part 2 – Mobility, QoS, Traffic

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Long Term Evolution (LTE) is a radio technology based on OFDM and MIMO technologies. LTE provides much higher data rates (over 100 Mbps) to users while reducing the cost-per-bit for service providers. This is very exciting to wireless operators who are eager to deploy multimedia rich Internet content over a wireless medium with seamless access anywhere at any time. This course describes how the UE selects and re-selects LTE cells in idle mode. It introduces various events defined to trigger handovers in LTE Networks. Both Intra and Inter frequency LTE mobility is covered. It describes the LTE QoS model, QoS parameters, PCC architecture, Uplink and Down Link traffic and band width management. It introduces the concepts of Service data flows and guaranteed band width through dedicated EPS bearers. In summary, this course provides a comprehensive overview of LTE Mobility, QoS and traffic management.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• Describe the architectural components of Idle mode and paging
• Describe the system information messages necessary for cell re-selection procedure
• Explain how measurement reports are configured and used to trigger handovers
• Describe the mobility procedures for inter eNB and inter S-GW handovers
• Illustrate the inter-MME handover procedure
• Define Service Data Flows and show how they relate to EPS bearers
• Describe the Quality of Service ( QoS) model and architecture
• Explain the roles of eNB and P-GW in managing the QoS using TFTs in mapping IP flows
• Identify the feedback mechanisms used over LTE air interface
• Summarize the changes involved in supporting multiple antennas
• Illustrate how Timing Alignment, Power Control and Discontinuous Reception (DRX) are managed

Intended Audience

This course provides a comprehensive overview and a technical introduction to mobility procedures, QoS and traffic/bandwidth management in LTE. It is suitable for engineers in network planning and design, product design and development, network deployment, network performance, and network operations.

Suggested Prerequisites

• [LTE_102] LTE Overview (eLearning)

Course Length

1.5 Days Instructor Led

Course Outlines / Knowledge Knuggets

1. LTE Mobility – Idle Mode
1.1. Review of LTE network architecture
1.2. Definition of Idle mode
1.3. S1 release procedures
1.4. System Information messages for cell re-selection procedure
1.5. Cell reselection (Intra and Inter frequency)
1.6. Tracking area update procedure
1.7. Paging in LTE
1.8. DRX mode in LTE
1.9. Service request procedure in LTE
1.10. Exercises

2. LTE Mobility – Connected Mode
2.1. Basics of LTE measurements
2.2. Handover events in LTE
2.3. LTE handover phases
2.4. Measurement by UE and reporting procedures
2.5. Handover decision
2.6. X2 based handover procedures
2.7. S1 based handover procedures
2.8. Inter MME handover procedures
2.9. Summary
2.10. Exercises

3. Quality of Service in LTE
3.1. Review of EPS bearer set up
3.2. LTE QoS model
3.3. QoS parameters in LTE
3.4. Concept of dedicated bearer
3.5. QoS architecture - PCC functions
3.6. Online and offline charging models
3.7. Dedicated bearer establishment procedure using Gx and Rx interfaces
3.8. End-to-end traffic flow in LTE
3.9. QoS enforcement in LTE
3.10. Exercises

4. Traffic and Bandwidth Management
4.1. Downlink traffic processing
4.2. CQI reporting procedures, CQI table
4.3. PMI for MIMO techniques
4.4. RI for MIMO techniques
4.5. Uplink traffic processing
4.6. Buffer status reporting (types)
4.7. Semi persistent and dynamic scheduling
4.8. Timing Alignment timer
4.9. Power Control in LTE
4.10. DRX procedures and parameters
4.11. Summary
4.12. Exercises


- 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

- Full list of courses at


For any additional questions,
please contact Mr. Rod Marckese
at +1-972-664-0727 x246 or

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