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LTE Advanced Pro Training

LTE (Long-Term Evolution) Advanced Pro was the name give by standards organization 3GPP for release 13 and 14.

Thought of in some circles as a pre-5G technology, LTE Advanced Pro is helping carriers bridge the gap between 4G and 5G architectures while 5G infrastructures are being built out in the U.S. and around the globe.

Sometimes referred to as 4.5G, LTE-A Pro features characteristics that combine a little of the previous wireless architecture 4G with 5G. The benchmarks set by LTE-A Pro specifications aim to address two primary goals for future LTE networks: boosting performance, and enabling IoT connectivity.

LTE-A Pro uses existing 256QAM technology, more advanced carrier aggregation, and the other techniques to boost speeds over the earlier versions LTE. It’s also set to be a major part of 5G deployments, essentially blanketing areas in coverage where 5G isn’t available. In other words, if nothing else, the technologies underpinning LTE-A Pro serves the important function of a fallback option for users on the edge of 5G networks.

A key for LTE-A Pro’s advanced functionality is carrier aggregation. This technology is designed to multiply the bandwidth of LTE connections by allowing you to download data from multiple network bands simultaneously. LTE component carriers, or bands, are split up into data carrying parts that can have a bandwidth of 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15 or 20 MHz. Up to five component carriers can be aggregated together.

Beamforming and MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) have been identified as key technologies to address future capacity demand. Prior to LTE-A, beamforming focused on the azimuth dimension, essentially at ground level. LTE-A began investigations into elevation beamforming, where antenna arrays target taller buildings. LTE-A Pro will exploit full dimension MIMO (FD-MIMO), which simultaneously supports both elevation and azimuth beamforming to significantly boost capacity and coverage.

At the same time, the use of many more antennas will evolve toward Massive MIMO, a key enabler for 5G. R13 saw support for eight, 12 and 16-antenna elements; R14 will go beyond with up to 64 antenna ports at the eNB.

LTE-A Pro is also paving the way for Internet of Things (IoT) massive connectivity by introducing new devices and new services to serve new industries than was possible in 4G networks.

LTE Advanced Pro Training Course by Tonex

Learn about the next phase in the evolution of LTE (3GPP Release 13 and beyond), LTE Advanced Pro with LTE capabilities closer toward 5G. LTE Advanced Pro is an integral part of the 5G mobile network standardized by 3GPP, providing many services essential to the 5G service experience.

3GPP Releases 13/14 are collectively referred to and known as “LTE-Advanced Pro” enabling the Programmable World for billions of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices,
vehicular communication, D2D,  for Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) public safety, and critical communications. LTE-Advanced Pro raises data throuput rates to several Gbps, reducing the latency to just a few milliseconds, uses unlicensed 5 GHz spectrum and increases network efficiency.

Training Objectives

Upon the completion of this course, the attendees are able to understand and relate to:

  • Fundamentals of LTE and LTE-A (LTE-Advanced )
  • Changes from LTE-Advanced to LTE-Advanced Pro
  • LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G Outlook
  • ITU-T IMT-2020 and LTE-Advanced Pro
  • LTE License Assisted Access (LAA)
  • LTE WLAN Radio Level Aggregation (LWA)
  • LTE Broadcast (LTE-B)
  • Car-to-Car Communication (LTE-V)
  • LTE Machine Type Communication (MTC)
  • LTEInternet of Things (IoT)
  • Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IOT)
  • LTE for Public Safety
  • Device-to-Device (D2D) communication
  • Proximity discovery or relay functionality
  • Capacity Planning
  • Security and Performance of LTE Advanced pro

Topics Covered

Introduction to LTE/LTE-A and LTE Advanced Pro

  • LTE/LTE-A Overview
  • Principles behind Carrier Aggregation and Dual Connectivity
  • Interworking with Wi-Fi, licensed assisted access including LTE License Assisted Access (LAA), and LTE-WiFi Radio Level Aggregation (LWA) (at 5 GHz)
  • Similarities and Differences between LTE License Assisted Access (LAA) and LTE WLAN Radio Level Aggregation (LWA)
  • Interworking with  802.11ax, 802.11ad/ay, 802.11ah and 802.11az
  • 3GPP LTE Advanced and 5G Use Cases
  • Wi-Fi Offload, LTE-U, LWA and LAA
  • Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi)
  • Self-Organizing Networks (SON)
  • Proximity Services (ProSe)
  • D2D Communications
  • LTE Direct
  • LTE Broadcast
  • eMBMS (evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) in LTE Networks
  • Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP)
  • Carrier Aggregation (CA)
  • Cloud and Virtualization
  • NFV and SDN

LTE Advanced Pro Evolution to 5G

  • Release 13+ Features
  • Gigabit LTE
  • LTE IoT
  • Digital TV and Broadcast/Multicast
  • Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X)
  • Ultra-low Latency Features
  • MTC enhancements, public safety features
  • D2D and ProSe
  • Small cell dual-connectivity and architecture
  • Carrier aggregation enhancements
  • Interworking with Wi-Fi
  • Licensed assisted access (at 5 GHz)
  • Licensed Assisted Access (LAA)
  • LTE  Wi-Fi Link Aggregation (LWA)
  • Digital TV broadcasting
  • Public safety
  • Drone communication
  • Ultra-low latency services
  • 3D/FD-MIMO
  • Indoor positioning
  • eMBMS in LTE Advanced Pro/ LTE-A Pro  Broadcast
  • Single cell-point to multi-point
  • Release 15+ Features
  • 5G NR (New Radio)

LTE Advanced Pro Technology and Services

  • Principles behind Evolution of LTE Broadcast/Multicast Technology
  • Group Communication System Enablers for LTE (GCSE_LTE)
  • GCSE_LTE Security and Performance Requirements
  • Device-to-Device communications
  • Device to Device (D2D) Proximity Service in LTE-A Pro
  • D2D Discovery and Communication for ProSe
  • D2D (Device to Device) Communication/discovery
  • NAICS (Network Assisted Interference Cancellation and Suppression)
  • MIMO Enhancement
  • eCoMP
  • Energy-Efficient D2D Discovery for Proximity Services in 3GPP LTE-Advanced Networks
  • LTE-A V2X Communication Principles
  • LTE-A V2X Architecture and Protocols
  • D2D and ProSe features in public safety
  • Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X)
  • Extreme local capacity with Ultra-dense network
  • Millisecond latency using flexible frame and Mobile Edge Computing
  • Digital TV broadcasting, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Drone communication
  • Ultra-low latency services

LTE Advanced ProMTC and IoT

  • Connected cars, drones and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • LTE MTC and eMTC
  • IoT and MTC Architecture
  • Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT)
  • Internet of Things (IoT) optimization
  • LTE for machine-type, low-power and wide-area communications for the IoT
  • Massive IoT
  • LTE IoT

LTE Advanced Pro Radio and NexGen Core

  • Small cell dual-connectivity architecture and carrier aggregation enhancements
  • 3D/FD-MIMO
  • Indoor Positioning
  • Single cell-point to multi-point and work on latency reduction.
  • 5G NextGen Core Network (NGCN)
  • 5G Next Gen Architecture
  • 5G New Radio Access (NR)
  • 5G NR as a new OFDM-based wireless standard
  • 5G NR connectivity in smartphones, cars, utility meters, and wearables
  • 5G mobile with Gigabit LTE
  • 5G NR roll-out with Gigabit LTE
  • 5G NR capability in data rates, capacity, latency, reliability, efficiency and coverage
  • 5G NR bands from 1 GHz to 6 GHz
  • 5G NR millimeter-wave
  • Multi-Gbps data rates with carrier aggregation evolution
  • Cloud radio architecture for MTC enhancements
  • Enhanced spectral efficiency with beamforming (3D MIMO)
  • LTE-anchored 5G NR deployments

LTE Advanced Pro Performance and Security Features

  • Complex challenges for LTE Advanced Pro “future-proof” networks
  • LTE Advanced Pro services
  • LTE Advanced Pro network traffic and massive scaling requirements
  • LTE Advanced Pro Virtualization and Orchestration needs
  • LTE Advanced Pro Network congestion and service degradation
  • LTE Advanced ProComplete outage
  • LTE Advanced Pro LTE Advanced Pro exposure of user information and signaling messages
  • Core network elements and support infrastructure
  • LTE Advanced Pro outside threats
  • Advanced persistent threats (APTs)
  • Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks
  • DNS-level attacks
  • Network and service availability and performance.
  • Ensuring the security, performance, and availability of high-speed mobile networks
  • Network Evolution and the Evolving Threat Landscape
  • Evolving subscriber devices and why they matter
  • Malicious attacker traffic
  • Device-level attacks
  • Spurious or attack traffic
  • create signaling storms into the network
  • Attacks on radio access network (RAN)
  • Core network resource exhaustion
  • Terms and conditions (T&C) violations
  • Possible attacks on DNS, billing, and signaling infrastructure
  • Server-side malware
  • Application-level (protocol-specific) DDoS attacks
  • Attack Scenarios and Associated Impacts
  • Attacks from the Internet side
  • DNS/Signaling attacks from the mobile side
  • DNS infrastructure overload and collapse
  • Issues with Network functions virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN)


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