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Education & Training

Online Course

7 August 2019 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT

Registration closes on 5 August 2019 at 5:00pm EDT

Online via WebEx


$149 IEEE ComSoc member
$189 IEEE member
$229 non-member

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Course Description

Today’s smartphone can simultaneously operate on numerous wireless network architectures.  This course will define these architectures along with those legacy network elements which have come and gone.  We will describe the strategy behind architecture direction in the industry and provide a view of how today’s architectures may continue to evolve.  Please join us and arm yourself with the knowledge to understand wireless network architecture direction as the industry continues to pave a path toward a more enhanced connected world.

Who Should Attend

Getting lost in network architecture protocols, interfaces and elements? Take this half-day course to understand how wireless network architecture was designed in the past and how it has converged with the packet-based IP networks serving the customer demands today.  You will be able to stitch together various network elements with a fundamental understanding of interfaces used and the protocols which reside inside them.  Finally, this course will align your understanding with the direction of the standards bodies ensuring that the path into the future is a clear one.


Jonathan Levine

Jonathan Levine

Director of Engineering

Mobilitie LLC, IEEE WCP

Course Content

  • Understand basic network architecture functions including network elements, interfaces, signaling and control planes, protocol stacks, etc
  • Step through network architectures from the early days of wireless to today, including operator networks and personal area networks
  • Relate overall wireless network architecture function and evolution to the various systems deployed today; WiFi, 2G, 3G, 4G, and beyond
  • Understand the approach of standards bodies including IEEE, 3GPP, and 3GPP2
  • Align network function to the elements required in the architecture
  • Identify the necessary requirements to evolve the wireless network architecture in support of emerging network functionality
  • Understand the keys to optimal end-to-end network performance

Course Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Driving Toward Technology Evolution
  • Wireless Technologies Then and Now
  • Wireless Network Architectures Defined
  • Radio Architectures
  • Transport Architectures
  • Core Network Architectures
  • Network Management
  • Recap and Conclusion

Course Materials

A copy of the instructor's PowerPoint slides is included. Access to the streaming video recording is provided for 15 business days after the course has been taught. Earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating and completing the post-course evaluation.

Course materials and WebEx invitations will be emailed to participants at least one business day in advance of the course date.

Course Cancellation and Refund Policy: Requests for online course cancellations must be received 3 business days prior to the course date for a full refund. Once course materials have been shared with a course participant cancellation and refund requests cannot be accommodated.

Contact Us

For general inquiries and technical support, contact Tara Gallus, Certification and Professional Education Manager.

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