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ENG-512 The Essentials of LTE


*This course is also available as a live distance learning course*

A 5-day Training Program to provide participants with an understanding of the essentials of Long-Term Evolution (LTE). The program will explore the evolution from earlier mobile networks to 4G and how LTE is positioned as a key technology in 4G networks. The program will also look at issues and challenges in LTE planning and market development, and the expectations and trends leading to the deployment of 4G mobile networks.


  • Provide participants with an understanding of: Long-Term Evolution (LTE) in the context of the GSM/UMTS family, basic performance characteristics and requirements of LTE, and capabilities and roles of LTE in operators' portfolio of mobile technologies
  • Identify the LTE network architecture and its main functional components
  • Describe the LTE air interface and the key technologies it uses to maximize bandwidth
  • Identify LTE spectrum planning issues and LTE coverage planning concepts
  • Present the challenges and strategies associated with the migration of networks to 4G



  • Overview of earlier mobile networks
  • Evolving services and applications
  • Evolution to 4G mobile technology

Pre-4G mobile network technologies

  • Evolved High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA+)
  • CDMA2000 3X
  • Mobile WiMAX


  • LTE performance criteria
  • Network architecture: Evolved Packet Core/System Architecture Evolution (EPC/SAE)
  • LTE air interface: principles of operation : orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO)

LTE services

  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Security

LTE planning

  • Spectrum issues
  • Coverage planning

LTE ecosystem and market development

  • Infrastructure
  • Devices
  • Operator services
  • Operator commitments & deployment

LTE Advanced

  • Performance criteria
  • Status and timeline

Migration from 3G to 4G

  • Challenges
  • Solution strategies
  • Business strategies

Target Audience

  • Telecommunications managers and planners considering the deployment of 4G mobile networks using LTE
  • Managers looking to complement their skill-set by gaining a good understanding of LTE


A combination of engaging activities and dynamic presentations to stimulate and maximize participants' learning.



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Neotelis can also deliver in-house sessions of this course specifically for your organization. Please contact us at training@neotelis.com for more information and a Proposal.

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