Price: $2,999.00

Length: 3 Days
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eMBMS Training, evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service training

eMBMS training discusses this 3GPP standard and covers how it enables mobile networks to offer rich broadcast/multicast services. eMBMS Service was introduced in Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks supporting distribution of broadcast and multicast digital content and services such as streaming video for real-time services, broadcasting live events, TV programs, live streaming, sporting events, concerts, online interactive gaming, mobile TV, rich media services such as multiple cameras, replays, statistics, and popular events to multiple users simultaneously.

eMBMS training will give you an overview and a detailed technical background on eMBMS architecture, logical nodes, operations, air interface, eMBMS channel structure, resource allocation for eMBMS, service Reception in eMBMS and implementation options.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Gain familiarity with MBMS and eMBMS
  • Understand the differences between Unicast and Multicast/Broadcast services
  • Be able to demonstrate what eMBMS technology is and its effect on efficient Multicast/Broadcast delivery to a large number of users
  • Explain why eMBMS in LTE can provide better services than MBMS did in 3G network
  • Discuss differences and similarities between eMBMS and Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
  • Discuss how efficient eMBMS is when compared with standard unicast streaming
  • Describe concepts of HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding/H.265) new video compression and MPEG DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) for adaptive delivery of video to consumer devices, ensuring a better quality of service
  • List various components and protocols used in LTE/EPC networks to support eMBMS
  • Sketch the eMBMS architecture and describe the role of various nodes, elements and functions
  • Discuss how eMBMS System reuses LTE E-UTRAN elements and eMBMS new entities such as BM-SC (Broadcast Multicast Service Center), MBMS GW (eMBMS Gateway) and MCE (Multi-cell/multicast Coordination Entity)
  • Describe and identify the role of eMBMS User Traffic, eMBMS signaling, eMBMS service layer, security signaling, and sync protocol
  • Understand the concepts behind Multicast-Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) and how synchronous LTE network allows broadcast over a MBFSN
  • Step through implementation and validation of Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service for LTE/LTE-Advanced

Course Content

Introduction to Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS)

  • What is Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS)?
  • IP Multicast/Broadcast vs. IP Unicast
  • What is Evolved MBMS (eMBMS)?
  • eMBMS vs. DVB-H/DVB-T,  DMB, ISDB-T, and MediaFLO
  • eMBMS architecture and functional description
  • eMBMS transmission modes
  • eMBMS network interfaces
  • Protocol structure for eMBMS related interface in E-UTRAN: M1, M2, and M3
  • eMBMS air interface
  • Multicast-broadcast single-frequency network (MBSFN) and service areas
  • eMBMS traffic and signaling
  • eMBMS operational procedures

eMBMS Architecture

  • MBMS Reference Architecture Model
  • eMBMS Reference Points for Evolved Packet System
  • eMBMS Service Provision
  • Multicast Mode
  • Broadcast Mode
  • Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service
  • eMBMS over a Single Frequency Network (MBSFN)
  • Cell-edge problem of MBMS
  • Single-Frequency Network (SFN) operation
  • MBMS over SFN

General Architecture for E-UTRAN eMBMS        

  • eMBMS Implementation
  • MAC/Transport: MCH
  • RLC: MTCH and MCCH
  • Core Network: MCE, MBGW, MB-SC
  • Radio Channels for MBSFN (eMBMS)
  • MBMS point-to-multipoint control channel (MCCH)
  • MCCH and MBSFN Area association
  • MCCH Transmission
  • Notification Mechanism
  • MBSFN Signalling on BCCH
  • UE procedures
  • Resource Allocation for eMBMS
  • Multicast group management function
  • Content synchronization function
  • Setup and configuration update functions
  • eMBMS Session management function
  • Service context management function
  • Link management function
  • eMBMS Scheduling Information transfer function
  • eMBMS Session management function

Functional Entities To Support eMBMS

  • MCE (Multi-call/multicast Coordination Entity)
  • MBMS Gateway(GW)
  • M3 interface : Interface between MME-MCE
  • M2 interface : Interface between MCE-eNB
  • M1 interface : Interface between MBMS GW-eNB
  • Broadcast-Multicast Service Centre (BM-SC)
  • Membership Function
  • Session and Transmission Function
  • Proxy and Transport Function
  • Service Announcement Function
  • MBMS Security Function

New Logical Network Entities and Functions for eMBMS operation

  • BM-SC (Broadcast Multicast Service Center)
  • Content Provider and the Evolved
  • Traffic shaper and authorizing content provider/terminal request
  • SYNC protocol to synchronize transmitted data among eNBs
  • eMBMS GateWay
  • BM-SC and all eNBs
  • MBMS user data packets to eNBs by means of IP
  • Multicast
  • MBMS Session control Signaling (Session Start/Stop) toward E- UTRAN
  • MCE (Multi-cell Coordination Entity)
  • Admission control and allocation of the radio resource using for MBSFN operation
  • Distributed MCE architecture

BM-SC (Broadcast Multicast Service Center)

  • Membership
  • Session and transmission
  • Proxy and transport
  • Service announcement
  • Security
  • Content synchronization

MBMS GW (eMBMS Gateway)

  • Distribution of MBMS user plane data to eNBs using IP Multicast
  • MBMS Session Control Signaling towards the E-UTRAN via MME

MCE (Multi-cell/multicast Coordination Entity)

  • Admission control
  • Allocation of the time/frequency radio resource for eMBMS
  • Radio configuration
  • Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS)

eMBMS E-UTRAN Interfaces     

  • Layer for interfaces supporting MBMS within E-UTRAN
  • Signaling transport for interfaces supporting MBMS within E-UTRAN
  • E-UTRAN M1 Data Transport
  • E-UTRAN M2 Application Protocol (M2AP)
  • E-UTRAN M3 Application Protocol (M3AP)
  • E-UTRAN MBMS synchronization protocol

eMBMS Content Transfer

  • eMBMS User Service MBMS
  • Bearer Services
  • Data Sources and Content Provider
  • Functional Elements for the Evolved Packet System
  • eMBMS GW
  • eMBMS Control plane function
  • eMBMS Attributes and Parameters

eMBMS UE Context       

  • eMBMS Bearer Context
  • Quality-of-Service for EPS
  • eMBMS QoS distribution tree
  • Temporary Mobile Group Identity
  • IP Multicast distribution
  • IP Multicast distribution for E-UTRAN and UTRAN for EPS

eMBMS over a Single Frequency Network (MBSFN)

  • eMBMS Service Area
  • MBSFN Synchronization Area
  • MBSFN Area
  • MBSFN Transmission and advertisement
  • MBSFN Area Reserved Cell
  • Synchronization Sequence
  • Syncronizsation Period
  • A cell within a MBSFN
  • MBSFN Area and eNB example

eMBMS Procedures and Operation        

  • Session Start/Stop
  • Procedures between UE, eNB, MCE and MME
  • Multicast and Broadcast Notification
  • Multicast Service Activation
  • Session Start Procedure
  • Session Start Procedure for E-UTRAN and UTRAN for EP
  • Registration Procedure
  • Session Stop Procedure
  • Session Stop Procedure
  • De-Registration Procedure
  • BM-SC initiated eMBMS De-Registration Procedure
  • eMBMS Multicast Service Deactivation
  • eMBMS Session Update procedure
  • BM-SC initiated Session Update for EPS with E-UTRAN and UTRAN
  • Security
  • Charging


Who Should Attend

Early eMBMS adopters leading the effort to those still in discovery mode, this is a comprehensive eMBMS training event dedicated to system and software engineers, service development professionals, project and product managers, planning, testing, Integration, and operations professionals.


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