LTE Fundamentals: The Essentials

Instructor: Daniel Wong

Tuesday, 2 October 2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm EDT

Online via WebEx

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$459 non-member

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Course Description

LTE is the wireless cellular system that comes after 3G. Designed from the ground up as a long term evolution of the 3G systems, it came with a new OFDMA-based air interface and an All-IP Network to provide many improvements over the 3G cellular networks. Unlike earlier cellular packet technologies like HSPA (which are constrained to operate within the frameworks of 3G networks), LTE is deeply optimized for wireless data throughout all the layers of its protocol stack.

In this one-day course, we review the fundamentals of LTE. Why LTE is used and how it works will be discussed.

Related ComSoc Training Course(s):  

LTE Performance and Optimization Framework, 17 October 2018

Beyond LTE: LTE Advanced, LTE Advanced Pro and 5G, 6 November 2018


Who Should Attend

Anyone working in wireless (students, engineers, researchers, etc.) interested in understanding LTE and how it is evolving will benefit from taking this course. Those who are more interested in 5G, or even LTE-Advanced, but are not familiar with LTE, would do well to take a course like this first, to get a foundation in LTE and its technologies.  This course is a great starting point to move on towards more advanced information delivered in the Beyond LTE: LTE Advanced, LTE Advanced Pro and 5G course on 6 November.


LTE Fundamentals: The Essentials

Daniel Wong

President, Daniel Wireless LLC, IEEE WCP

K. Daniel Wong is President of Daniel Wireless LLC, a California-registered company that provides consulting and training in wireless, networking and software. He has over 20 years experience in wireless communications, both in industry and academia. Daniel is also an experienced speaker and teacher, having taught many highly-rated university level courses, industry short courses and tutorials at conferences, to a wide range of students from industry, government and academia. He is a member of the Practice Analysis Task Force that helped create IEEE's WCET certification program, and a co-author and co-editor of "A Guide to the Wireless Engineering Body of Knowledge" (WEBOK). Daniel is also the author of "Wireless Internet Telecommunications" (Artech House, 2004) and "Fundamentals of Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies" (Wiley, 2012). Daniel graduated with a BSE (with Highest Honors) from Princeton University, and an MSc. and Ph.D from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand what LTE is, why it's used, how it works
  • Identify limitations of LTE and areas of improvement
  • Appreciate LTE Network and Service Architectures
  • Get a big perspective on how LTE works and the necessary fundamentals for implementation of more advanced technologies such as LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advance Pro

Course Content

This course covers wireless access and network technology evolution (from 3G systems like UMTS/WCDMA to LTE); from the perspectives of technology and systems, as well as standards and capabilities; End-to-End LTE system view, evolution, and trends; network management and security; LTE core - evolved packet core; wireless service evolution; All-IP Network service implications; LTE voice services and IMS. 

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 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Untis 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, Wireless Landscape & Technology Evolution
  • LTE
    • Channel and Transmission Technologies
    • All-IP and Evolved Packet Core; architecture, IMS, VoIP, QoS
    • Operational Efficiency & Self-Organizing Networks
  • Wrap-Up

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