From LTE to LTE-Advanced Pro to 5G

Instructor: Daniel Wong

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm EST

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Course Description

LTE is the latest wireless cellular system, which comes 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.

Even as LTE has established itself around the world over the past couple of years, LTE-Advanced, and more recently, LTE-Advanced Pro, have been emerging. LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro promise even higher data rates and other performance enhancements, supported by technologies like Carrier Aggregation, Coordinated Multi-Point, enhanced multi-antenna capabilities, relaying, and improved inter-cell interference coordination for not only LTE cells, but also small cells and HetNets.

In this one-day course, we take a whirlwind tour of LTE, then see how LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro build on top of LTE with even more sophisticated and advanced ideas, to further improve performance of wireless cellular networks and push the envelope further. We conclude by looking forward towards 5G, and discuss some of the main concepts of 5G that are being proposed and investigated.

>> Watch the Course Introduction Video by Wireless Expert, Instructor, Daniel Wong <<

Who Should Attend

Anyone working in wireless interested in understanding LTE and how it is evolving will benefit from taking this course. 


From LTE to LTE-Advanced Pro to 5G

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

  • Understand what LTE is, why it's used, how it works and what it's future directions are.
  • Grasp how LTE is being enhanced by LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro, and peer further ahead at ideas for 5G.
  • Identify limitations of LTE and areas of improvement, and how specific concepts and features in LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro address these issues.
  • Appreciate LTE Network and Service Architectures.
  • Get a bigger perspective on how LTE, LTE-Advanced, and LTE-Advanced Pro work, and how many of the latest communications and networking technologies are implemented in these systems.

Course Content

This course covers wireless access and network technology evolution (from 3G systems like UMTS/WCDMA to LTE to LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro, and to 5G); 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. LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro features like Carrier Aggregation (CA), enhanced ICIC, Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP), Heterogenious Networks (HetNet), etc. We end this course by looking ahead at some of the ideas and concepts of 5G that have been proposed.

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 and completing the post-course evaluation.

WebEx invitations for the course and course materials are emailed to participants at least 1 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 participant, a cancellation request and refund cannot be accommodated.

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