Wireless Evolution of the Overall Network Architecture

Half Day Wireless Course

Instructor: Jonathan Levine

Wednesday, 7 February 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm EST

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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.


Wireless Evolution of the Overall Network Architecture

Jonathan Levine

Director of Engineering, Mobilitie LLC, IEEE WCP

Jonathan Levine currently holds the position of Director of Engineering for Mobilitie LLC based out of Chicago, IL. In his current role he is responsible for leading engineering design and driving the technical deployment process for wireless network evolution. His particular focus is on high density 4G/5G network deployment and next generation form-factor innovation. Prior to his current role, he spent over 10 years with U.S. Cellular. His latest role there was Member of Technical Staff for U.S. Cellular's Technology Development Group where he was responsible for the evolutionary architecture and functionality of the Radio Access Network (RAN). The RAN consists LTE, EVDO, GSM, and CDMA technologies based on both the 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards groups. Before that, he served in the USAF as a member of the 264th Combat Communications Squadron from 1999-2005. His commercial wireless engineering career began in 2005 after completion of his BSEE from Northern Illinois University. Jonathan also holds a MSEE from the Illinois Institute of Technology (2008) and is an IEEE WCP.

Learning Objectives

Course Content

Takeaways from this course:

  • 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 Materials

Each registered participant receives a copy of instructor slides and access to the recording of the course for 15 business days after the live lecture.  Earn 0.3 IEEE Continuing Education Units (3 Professional Development Hours) for participating.

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 participant, a cancellation request cannot be accommodated.


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

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