LTE-Advanced Primer

3GPP Release 9 expands the functionality of Release 8 as well as laying solid foundations for LTE-Advanced. 3GPP  proposed LTE Release 10 & beyond (LTE-Advanced) as a candidate for IMT-Advanced which has been accepted by ITU. The new capabilities of LTE-Advanced is envisaged to handle a wide range of supported data rates with target peak data rates of up to approximately 100 Mbit/s for high mobility and up to approximately 1 Gbit/s for low mobility. In comparison to LTE, LTE-Advanced is wider than approximately 70 MHz in DL and 40 MHz in UL.

This course provides a high level overview of LTE-Advanced technology including its features and requirement details. A good knowledge of 3GPP technologies like LTE & UMTS would be beneficial for anyone attending this course.

Course Objectives
After completing this course, the audience will be able to:

  • Understand history & overview of LTE-Advanced
  • Define LTE-Advanced Requirements
  • Explain LTE-Advanced Features
  • Describe LTE-Advanced Air Interface Enhancements
  • Explain LTE-Advanced Procedures

Who should attend?
This is advanced level course and suitable for telecom professionals & students who have good understanding of LTE.

LTE Primer

 Course Contents
LTE-Advanced Overview

  • History & Evolution
  • Need of LTE-Advanced
  • High Level Requirements
  • LTE-Advanced Spectrum Allocation
  • Overview of LTE-Advanced Features

Network Architecture Enhancements

  • LTE R8/R9 Architecture
  • HeNB Evolutions – LIPA/SIPTO
  • Extended H(e)NB Features
  • Relays for LTE
  • Self-Organizing Networks (SON) Evolutions
  • Network-Based Positioning

E-UTRA Evolutions

  • Carrier Aggregation
  • Enhanced Downlink Multiple Antenna Transmission
  • Uplink Multiple Antenna Transmission
  • LTE Spectrum Enhancements
  • Latency Reductions

Operations & Deployments

  • HeNB Mobility Enhancements
  • Attach & Bearer Setup in LTE-Advanced
  • Mobility in LTE-Advanced
  • LTE-Advanced Interworking