LTE Functionality Training

Commitment 4 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


This LTE Functionality Training course will undertake an in-depth study of the LTE air interface. It will begin with a discussion of the radio channel environment and the related RF propagation issues to help you understand the problems that OFDM/MIMO solves. This is followed by a discussion of the modulation principles along with a detailed look at the LTE physical layer structure as it complements the modulation and MIMO channels. We conclude with a discussion of the LTE idle mode functionality and physical layer procedures with an emphasis on channel quality and random access techniques. Also connected mode — with emphasis on the scheduler, power control, and Link Adaptation — is further analyzed, and user mobility cases are explicitly presented with emphasis on parameter configuration and optimization.

  • 4 days of LTE Functionality Training with an expert instructor
  • LTE Functionality Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


  • If some of your participants lack the necessary WCDMA/LTE background, we can teach an extended five-day course that includes WCDMA principles, LTE overview, and LTE air interface techniques.
  • Add a workshop day at the end of the LTE Functionality course, for a total of five days, for a deeper dive into capacity planning and coverage calculations.

Upon completing this LTE Functionality Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:


The target audience for this LTE Functionality Training course:

  • Technical personnel with a good understanding of UMTS/WCDMA and some prior LTE background who wish to study LTE operations in depth

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this LTE Functionality Training course are:

The UMTS course, or equivalent knowledge/experience, is a required prerequisite for this course. LTE overview is recommended but not required.


Introduction to LTE/SAE
  • Evolution of wireless networks
  • 3GPP releases to date
  • EPS (E-UTRAN and EPC) logical architecture
  • EPS interfaces
  • EPC (Evolved Packet Core) architecture
  • SAE/LTE interfaces
Radio Interface Principles
  • Propagation characteristics
    • Channel models
    • Frequency selective channels
    • Time-dependent radio channels
    • Multipath radio conditions:  Delay, Doppler spectrum, multi-antenna channel model
    • Macrocell propagation model:  Urban case
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    • Macrocell propagation model:  Rural case
    • Exercises
  •     Modulation principles
    • BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
    • OFDM:  Principles of operation
    • MIMO system
    • Exercises
  • LTE radio interface techniques
    • Radio Interface techniques:  Uplink/downlink
    • Radio channel structure
    • Radio interface
    • Exercises
Physical Layer Procedures
    • Synchronization procedures
    • Timing synchronization
    • Radio link monitoring
    • Intercell synchronization
    • Power control:  Uplink/downlink
    • Random access procedures:   Preamble selection
    • Channel quality:  Channel Quality Indication (CQI) Report
    • Precoding Matrix Indicators (PMI)
  • Rank Indicator (RI)
LTE Idle Mode Functionality
  • Idle mode
  • RRC states on idle mode
  • PLMN selection
  • Cell selection process:  Criteria; normally camping
  • Cell reselection evaluation process
  • System information
  • Paging; DRX for paging
  • INTER-FREQUENCY cell reselection
  • INTRA-FREQUENCY cell reselection
  • INTER-RAT cell reselection
  • SUBframe patterns
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  • Network compatibility (2G measurements RSSI, 3G measurements, WIMAX compatibility)
  • Case studies:  Analyzing optimization problems
LTE Connected Mode Functionality
  • MAC layer description
  • HARQ process
  • QoS profiling
  • Scheduling:  Scheduler introduction
  • Scheduler examples: Vendor-specific description
  • Scheduler and Cell planning correlation
  • Link Adaptation Function
  • Feedback reports (PMI, CQI)
  • Power control
  • Exercises and planning considerations
LTE Mobility Functionality
  • LTE measurements and events
  • Event-triggered handovers
  • Event-triggered Release with Redirect
  • Event-triggered cell reselection
  • Inter System Handovers (LTE to GSM, LTE to WCDMA)
  • VoLTE:  An introduction
  • CS Fallback
  • 3GPP features and performance enhancements
  • Exercises and case studies
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