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LTE Carrier Aggregation Technology Overview

LTE Carrier Aggregation Technology Overview discusses how the key concepts behind carrier aggregation.  LTE-Advanced LTE Carrier Aggregation combines carriers at the device to increase the user downlink rates across the cell coverage area  under typical network loading conditions.

Carrier aggregation used technique of the LTE Advanced standard, bonds together disparate bands of spectrum to create wider channels and produce more capacity and faster speeds as a benefit.

Learn how the increased data rates of carrier aggregation, utilizing all spectrum resources, is a trade-off to more capacity for bursty applications allowing HetNets to make best use of spectrum including higher bands for small cell (35 GHz) and lower bands (700 MHz) for macros.


LTE Advanced introduces different dimensions of LTE improvements including: wider bandwidth, carrier aggregation across multiple carriers, multiple bands, and across licensed and unlicensed spectrum.

LTE Carrier Aggregation Technology Overview is a detailed technical course intended for those in LTE systems and network engineering and  design, LTE-Advanced system planning and integration, LTE-Advanced Systems verification and validation, testing, systems engineering, network operations, and anyone else who needs a technical overview of CA.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the attendees are able to:

  • List the key requirements and capabilities of LTE-Advanced and Carrier Aggregation (CA)
  • Describe the LTE-Advanced key features including Carrier Aggregation (CA)
  • Describe the key technical Carrier Aggregation (CA) concept of operations in the LTE-Advanced air interface
  • Describe the traffic operation in DL using Carrier Aggregation (CA)
  • Identify the planning aspects of deploying using Carrier Aggregation (CA)

Course Agenda

Introduction to Carrier Aggregation (CA)

  • LTE Evolution
  • LTE-Advanced Overview
  • LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation (CA) promises and challenges
  • Key LTE-Advanced features
  • Market Trends in Carrier Aggregation (CA)
  • Key Carrier Aggregation (CA) Concepts
  • Benefits of Carrier Aggregation (CA)
  • Lessons Learned from 802-11ac/ad
  • Resource allocation options
  • Carrier Aggregation Combinations Process
  • Carrier Aggregation Configurations
  • Overview of Contiguous and Non-Contiguous Intra-Band CA
  • Inter-Band CA
  • Hybrid-ARQ used in CA

Carrier Aggregation Technology Overview

  • CA Benefits and Performance
  • Cell Management and Cell Activation-Deactivation
  • Carrier Aggregation Scheduling
  • LTE Release 10 Carrier Aggregation (CA) Features
  • LTE Release 11 Carrier Aggregation (CA) Features
  • LTE Release 12 Carrier Aggregation (CA) Features
  • LTE beyond Release 12 Carrier Aggregation (CA) Features
  • Mobility Scenarios with CA
  • UL and DL Aggregation
  • Carrier Aggregation Operations
  • Carrier Aggregation Call Flows
  • Changes in RRC Configuration
  • Multi-carrier HARQ feedback
  • Backward Compatibility with Rel 8 and Rel 9
  • Component Carrier Bandwidth
  • 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15 and 20 MHz Bandwidth
  • Component Carriers(CC) Aggregation
  • Maximum Aggregated Bandwidth Capacity Planning
  • Component Carrier Aggregation Scenarios
  • Intra-Band Contiguous
  • Intra-Band Non-contiguous
  • Inter-Band Non-contiguous
  • Cross Carrier Scheduling (CCS)

Carrier Aggregation Deployment Schemes

  • Intra-Band CA
  • Example of Contiguous Intra-Band CA
  • Example of Non-Contiguous Intra-Band CA
  • Inter-Band CA
  • Low and High Band CA
  • Low and Lower Band CA
  • High and Higher Band CA

Evolution of LTE Carrier Aggregation in 3GPP

  • 3GPP Release 10, 11, 12 and beyond
  • Intra-band contiguous carriers (FDD or TDD)
  • Inter-band contiguous carriers (FDD)
  • Framework for aggregation between FDD and TDD carriers
  • Aggregations between carriers in licensed and unlicensed spectrum
  • Carrier Aggregation between cells with non-ideas backhaul

FDD-TDD Carrier Aggregation

  • Supplemental DL
  • Het Net Scenarios
  • CA and Multi-Operator Core Network (MOCN)
  • CA for Roaming
  • CA for Overlapping Bands

Carrier Aggregation Device Implementations

  • UE Categories for CA
  • Transmitter and Receiver Architecture for CA
  • Receiver
  • Transmitter
  • RF Front End Impacts
  • Battery Impacts
  • Legacy Device Impacts

Carrier Aggregation Future Enhancements and 5G Wireless

  • Carrier Aggregation with Licensed Assisted Access
  • Dual Connectivity
  • Carrier Aggregation for 5G
  • Other Trends



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