Course Duration


Course Objectives

The evolution in cellular networking technology requires enhancements of its coaxial interconnections. 4G / LTE has become the most successful mobile wireless broadband technology, serving over one billion users as of the beginning of and handling a wide range of applications. Many industry experts believe that 5G networks alongside existing 4G LTE networks will be 10 to 20 times faster than 4G when fully deployed. The evolution towards 5G is considered to be the convergence of Internet services with legacy mobile networking standards with very high connectivity speeds.

This workshop is specially designed to provide a helicopter view of LTE/4G towards 5G technology along with all aspects of the technology released in LTE Advanced including Carrier Aggregation, Self-Organizing Network (SON), Heterogeneous Network (HetNet), Coordinated Multipoint operation (CoMP) and HeNB as well as a concise synopsis of the key areas associated with the 5G System, the 5G New Radio and NG-RAN, Small cells, 5G Cloud and 5G Security. The workshop also covers detailed deployment strategy for 5G network along with the migration path from 4G towards 5G.

After successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able to

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of LTE/4G and 5G technologies and their implications for the ICT Industry business.
  • Understand major key features in LTE-Advanced as well as network architecture and components.
  • Understand a concise and accessible explanation of the underlying technology and standards for 5G technology.
  • Differentiate among 4G, 4.5G and 5G.
  • Describe new 5G Radio Access Technology Interworking with LTE as well as New Radio (NR), Cloud RAN: Cloud- Radio Access Network (C-RAN) and Next Generation (NexGen) architecture.
  • Identify the enhancements required in an 4G / 4.5G network to migrate to 5G network

Target Audience

This course is an excellent choice for Radio Network Planners, Transmission Engineers, Core Network Engineers, Project Managers, RF Engineers & Technicians and frequency spectrum and policy makers from operators, regulators. Professionals in Defence Industry, Security Industry etc. can also attend this workshop to gain a thorough understanding about 4G/LTE and migration towards 5G.

Course Curriculum

Overview and Network Evolution
  • 3GPP Releases
  • Evolution of LTE / 4G to beyond 4G
  • 3GPP Standardization Roadmap
  • Business factors driving to 4G
  • LTE and LTE Advanced Standard Features
  • Major players in the LTE/4G and 5G market Competitive technologies
LTE, 4G and 4.5G Network Architecture
  • EPS (E-UTRAN and EPC) Logical Architecture
  • EPS Interfaces
  • EPC (Evolved Packet Core) Architecture
  • MME / SGW / PCRF
  • SAE/LTE Interfaces
  • OFDMA Principles
  • MIMO Systems Explanation
  • Downlink MU-MIMO and Uplink MU-MIMO
  • Radio Interface Description
  • LTE Protocol Stack
  • Dedicated EPS Bearer
  • Spectrum and Bandwidth Management
  • WiFi Offloading
  • Heterogeneous networks (HetNets) and eICIC
  • Self-Organizing Network (SON)
  • 4G vs. 4.5G vs. 4.9G
4G Services and Application
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Video over LTE (ViLTE)
  • Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi)
  • IPTV
  • Packet applications over LTE
  • MBMS over LTE
  • IMS and Integration with IMS
  • D2D, LTE V2X Communication
  • LTE Enhancement for MTC and IoT
  • NB-IoT and LTE-M
  • Cat-0, Cat-1, Cat-M, Cat-M1, Cat-M2

Course Curriculum

Carrier Aggregation, Self-Organizing Network (SON) and Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) in LTE / LTE-Advanced
  • Component Carriers (CC) Aggregation Deployments
  • Intra/Inter band contiguous and non-contiguous solutions
  • Aggregated Transmission Bandwidth Configurations (ATBC)
  • Coordinated multipoint transmission and reception (CoMP)
  • SON Architecture
  • Self-configuration (S1/X2)
  • Self-Optimization (ANR)
  • Heterogeneous Network
  • Home eNBs
  • Security Gateways (SeGW)
  • Home eNB Gateways (HNB GW)
  • The IuH interface
  • Closed Subscriber Groups (CSG)
  • Selected IP Traffic Offload (SIPTO)
  • UICC and HeNB
  • Introduction to ICIC / eICIC
  • Almost Blank Subframe (ABS)
3GPP 5G Overview and Architecture
  • 5G Drivers
  • eMBB, URLLC and mMTC
  • 5G System Architecture
  • Function of different 5G components
  • 5G Access Network
  • NG-RAN
  • 5G Core Network
  • The new service-based architecture (SBA)
  • 5G Core Network Architecture
  • PDU Sessions
  • Core Network Elements
  • Network Virtualization
  • Network Slicing
  • 5G Frequency Spectrum
  • ICIC and eICIC
  • 5G Carrier Aggregation
  • eIMTA
  • Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and Local Area Data Networks (LADN)
  • Interference Management
  • Mobility Management
  • Dynamic Reconfiguration
  • SDN / NFV
  • 5G CoMP

Course Curriculum

Cognitive Radio for 5G Wireless Networks: NG-RAN and New Radio (NR)
  • NG-RAN Architecture
  • Relevant Radio Spectrum Optimization
  • Massive MIMO vs. MU-MIMO
  • D2D Communications
  • mmWave Radio
  • NR Features
  • Integration with LTE and E-UTRAN
  • Beamforming and Steering
  • C-RAN vs. D-RAN
  • 5G RRC States
  • 5G Small Cells
5G Deployment and Path for Migration from 4G Network
  • 5G Deployment considerations
  • 4G EPS to 5G SA Option
  • 4G EPS to 5G NSA Option
  • Impact on Device, Network and Voice quality
  • 5G Migration Analysis
  • Rationale behind migration
  • Challenges in 5G Network Migration
  • 5G Core Network Migration
  • Transport Network Migration
5G Mobile Cloud and Security
  • 5G Cloud Resources
  • Mobile Cloud Emblers
  • WWAN WLAN and WPAN range
  • 5G Security Architecture and Domain
  • 5G Authentication and Key Agreement (5G-AKA)
  • HeNB / DDOS Attacks

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