With 3G mobile technology already rolled out by over 200 operators in over 80 countries, standards bodies, manufacturers and operators are looking towards the next generation of mobile technology.The UMTS standards body, 3GPP has created a plan to achieve ambitious goals for where mobile communications should go. This is Long Term Evolution - LTE. The needs and goals of LTE, the areas of change compared with UMTS and the economics of LTE are described. There is no maths or RF (Radio Frequency) in the course nor anything of the radio details of LTE.
LTE/4G Training Course Objectives
On completing this course, you will be able to:
Appreciate the mobile broadband marketplace
Understand the area of interworking between technologies
Be aware of the potential costs and risks involved in LTE
Receive an overview of the possible applications for LTE
Who should attend this LTE/4G course
This course presents LTE for non-technical professionals who will have to make decisions about LTE and appreciate what the technical people are discussing. This would include professionals in roles which such as sales, marketing, finance and strategic planning in organisations such as mobile operators, start-up operators and government departments.
LTE/4G Course Pre-requisites
The course assumes a basic awareness of mobile communications such as can be obtained by attending the Lever course A Primer in Mobile Communications.
Lifetime Post-Course Support
After completing this
LTE/4G training course, delegates receive lifetime post-training support from LEVER Technology Group PLC, to help them apply the technologies and skills they have learned with us, to provide career-long support, and to ensure they are better equipped for their future roles in IT and networking.
LTE/4G Training Course Content
The Mobile Broadband Arena
This section describes both where we are and major trends within the technologies and industry. Aims of LTE and the likely and possible impact of Mobile WiMAX are assessed.
The Unstoppable Juggernaut of IP (the Internet Protocol)
Goals of LTE: Performance Aims and Objectives
Stirring the Mix: Mobile WiMAX
Impact of the Regulator
The whole area of wireless communications is strongly regulated at both national and pan-European level. Different parts of the world have different regimes. Remembering the £22 Billion spent on 3G licences in the UK in 2001, the matter of costs for radio spectrum is a major factor in the network economics.
Radio Spectrum Needs
Auctions and Possible Costs
All 3G handsets also support GSM and GPRS. Does the introduction of LTE mean we still need multi-mode handsets or can we drop, e.g. GSM?
Multi Mode Handsets and Terminals
Handover from LTE to UMTS to GSM to WiMAX to Wi-Fi
The Future of GSM & GPRS
Costs and Risks
Experience has indicated some areas of implementation which are higher risk than others. Some networks have adopted strategies and marketing ploys that have misfired to the tune of millions of pounds. This section attempts to reduce risk in LTE implementation.
Existing Major UMTS/HSPA Investments
New Components Needed
Not Just Updating the Base Sites: New Planning
Not just adding to the UMTS Core Network – The New Core
Problem Areas on Day 1
Technology Tick List
A summary of some individual topics that impact the public appeal and operator business.