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Mobile Broadband Transformation Training Bootcamp

The past decade has seen a dynamic shift in mobile broadband technology and usage.

The transformation started with 3G, which gave us additional capacity and a taste of mobile data. Then there was 4G which brought a change in network topography from circuit switched to IT based architecture. And now here we are on the edge of the 5G networking era with its promise of near zero latency, download speeds of 10Gbps, enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), and mission critical services by utilizing spectrum in the High 24GHz – 86GHz or mmWave bands.

The reality is that a digital transformation, enabled by mobility, cloud and broadband, is taking place in almost every industry, disrupting and making us rethink our ways of working. A  survey report published by Ericsson indicates that machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, broadband connectivity, cloud services, and mobile constitute a key driving force behind business innovation within the respondents’ companies and industries.

The great majority companies indicated they intend to make significant changes to their businesses in order to take maximum advantage of 5G, which is currently rolling out across the U.S.

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), an international standards organization that develops protocols for mobile telephony, has been a key factor (apart from the technological advancements of systems engineers) in pushing forward the evolution of wireless architecture.

With its initial standards specifications of Release 8 in 2008, 3GPP has been a driving force behind the development of 3G through 4G, Long Term Evolution (LTE) and finally the ongoing manifestation of 5G with Releases 15 and above.

This 12-year period of broadband transformation has seen some amazing new technologies arrive, such as:

  • Autonomous vehicle control that enables an increase in autonomous driving, assisting humans, for instance, and bringing a number of benefits such as an improvement in traffic safety, increased productivity, improved quality of life.
  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITSs) that facilitate efficient traffic management, dynamic traffic rerouting, traffic light control and so on.
  • Factory cell automation systems including devices in an assembly line communicating with control units with a sufficiently high level of reliability and sufficiently low latency to be able to support critical applications.
  • Remote medical examination and surgery enabling very low latency for telehaptic control so the surgeon gets tactile feedback that is designed to be indistinguishable from or better than manual operative techniques.
  • Shopping malls allowing delivery of personalized shopping experiences.
  • Smart city networks including remote monitoring of city infrastructure, real-time traffic information and public safety alerts for improved emergency response times.

Mobile Broadband Transformation Training Bootcamp Course by Tonex

Mobile Broadband Transformation Training Bootcamp covers 3GPP technologies and procedures for LTE To 5G mobile broadband evolution. Learn about 3GPP technology enhancements and expansion of the LTE platform supporting next generation cellular technology and mobile broadband transformation, ITU’s 5G standards (IMT2020).

Learn about 3GPP enhancements and enablers supporting 5G services and RAN, transport and core networks.

Learning Objective

Upon completing Mobile Broadband Transformation Training Bootcamp, the attendees will be able to:

  • List Mobile Broadband transformation and LTE / LTE-Advanced and evolution to
  • Illustrate Next Generation LTE, LTE-Advanced, LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G System Architecture
  • Illustrate the architecture of 5G RAN, transport and core networks
  • List the key 3GPP technology enhancements and enablers towards 5G
  • Describe the benefits of Proximity Services, C-RAN, Internet of Things (IoT), SDN and NFV
  • Describe the benefits of LTE-WiFi Radio Level Aggregation (LWA)
  • Describe New LTE Access Scheme: Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT)
  • Explain LTE Broadcast / Multicast techniques and future Terrestrial TV
  • Describe Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Services, V2X Services and Discovery and Device to Device (D2D)
  • Illustrate architecture enhancements for eMTC and NB-IoT
  • List 5G deployment options  including massive Machine Type Communication, and massive IoT

Course Topics

Introduction to Mobile Broadband Transformation

  • Evolution of Mobile Broadband 5G Data Drivers
  • Mobile Broadband Application Development
  • Mobile Broadband Application Innovation
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
  • Emerging Capabilities for Internet of Things
  • Cloud Computing
  • Emerging of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • HD Video Streaming
  • 4K/8K and 3D TV
  • Global Mobile Adoption
  • Critical Voice Support and VoLTE
  • Rich Communications Suite (RCS)
  • LTE Features for Public Safety (FirstNet)
  • Spectrum Sharing
  • FCC cell Siting Agreement
  • Exemption from the Section 106 review process

Introduction to LTE / LTE-Advanced

  • OFDMA and SC-FDMA Radio Access Technology
  • OFDMA and Scheduling
  • LTE Smart Antennas
  • LTE-Advanced Antenna Technologies
  • Overview LTE-Advanced: Carrier Aggregation, Advanced MIMO, HetNet etc.
  • Principles of Carrier Aggregation
  • Coordinated Multi Point (CoMP)
  • User-Plane Congestion Management (UPCON)
  • Network-Assisted Interference Cancellation and Suppression (NAICS)
  • Multi-User Superposition Transmission (MUST)
  • Carrier Aggregation (CA) to Dual Connectivity (DC)
  • Evolution of CA (FDD/TDD CA, CA with up to 32 carriers)
  • Overview of the DC Concept and Split of Functionality
  • Control Plane and User Plane Architecture
  • TDD Harmonization
  • LTE-Advanced Relays
  • Proximity Services (Device-to-Device)
  • Heterogeneous Networks and Small Cells
  • Enhanced Intercell Interference Coordination
  • Dual Connectivity
  • Cloud Radio-Access Network (RAN) and Network Virtualization
  • Unlicensed Spectrum Integration
  • Dual Stack Mobile IPv6 and Proxy Mobile IPv6
  • Integration Technologies (SIPTO, LIPA, IFOM, MAPCON)
  • Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
  • Self-Organizing Networks (SON)
  • IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
  • VoLTE and RCS
  • ViLTE (Video over LTE)

LTE Unlicensed / LTE License Assisted Access (LAA)

  • Unlicensed versus Licensed Spectrum
  • Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) Techniques and Concepts
  • Listen-Before-Talk and Channel Access Procedures
  • Scheduling Principles and Hybrid ARQ for LAA
  • Radio Resource Management (Carrier Identification, Selection etc.)

LTE-WiFi Radio Level Aggregation (LWA)

  • LWA Architecture, Protocol and Bearer Types
  • LTE/WLAN Aggregation (LWA) concepts
  • Mobility Principles and Network Procedures
  • Comparison LAA versus LWA
  • LTE Broadcast / Multicast Techniques and Future Terrestrial TV

Evolve Packet Core (EPC) Evolution

  • Architecture and Terminology
  • Principles, Entities and Interfaces
  • Deployment Options and Roaming Architectures
  • Interworking with 3GPP and Non-3GPP Technologies
  • Cloud computing, SDN and NFV
  • Cloud RAN (C-RAN), vEPC and vIMS

Discovery and Device to Device (D2D) for Proximity Services

  • D2D Synchronization, Direct Discovery and Direct Communication
  • D2D Deployment Scenarios and Uplink Access Scheme
  • ProSe Configuration, UE Capabilities and Terminal Types
  • Details for Sidelink Physical Channel and Transport Channel
  • Configuration and Scheduling Procedures
  • UE-to-Network Relay
  • Proximity Service Architecture and Protocol
  • ProSe Reference Architecture and ProSe Functions
  • ProSe Protocol and Procedures for Discovery
  • ProSe Protocol and Procedures for Direct Communication and Relay

Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Services

  • V2X Applications (V2V, V2P, V2I etc), Scenarios and Requirements
  • V2X Spectrum and Coexistences with other Technologies (e.g. DSRC)
  • Sidelink Scheduling Enhancements for V2V Applications
  • Enhancements of Semi-Persistent Scheduling and QoS
  • Geo Location Aware Broadcast and Scheduling
  • Multi-Carrier-, Multi-Operator Support and Roaming

Architecture Enhancements for V2X Services

  • V2X Reference Architecture
  • Unicast and Multicast V2X Transmission
  • Central V2X Server / eMBMS System
  • eNB Type Road Side Unit (Local MBMS Entity)
  • Service Authorization and Geo-Location Handling
  • V2V and V2X Protocol

LTE Machine Type Communication for Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Overview M2M and IoT Systems
  • Low Complexity MTC UE Cat-0
  • Extended DRX and UE Power Saving Mode
  • 4 MHz Low Bandwidth Enhanced MTC System
  • Enhancements of Physical Channels to support eMTC

New LTE Access Scheme: Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT)

  • Target Scenarios: In-band, Guard Band and Stand-Alone
  • Downlink- and Uplink Physical Layer Access Schemes for NB-IoT
  • Overview of LTE System Enhancements to support NB-IoT
  • Procedure for System Information, Random Access, Scheduling
  • Overview of Functionality for MTC/IoT in Different Releases
  • Comparison of MTC/IoT Terminal Capabilities

Architecture Enhancements for eMTC and NB-IoT

  • Introduction Lightweight NB-IoT Architecture
  • Key Features and Functions
  • Options for Small Data Transfer (IP and Non-IP Data and SMS)
  • Control Plane Solutions and Attach without Bearer Activation
  • User Plane Optimization by RRC Suspension/Resumption

5G Overview

  • 5G Activities and Interest Groups (5GPPP, 5G Forum, 5GMF, IMT-2020 PG)
  • 5G Standardization Timeline (NGMN, ITU-R, 3GPP)
  • 5G Use Cases
  • Technology Options
  • 5G Architecture
  • Device Requirements
  • Enhanced Services
  • New Business Models
  • 5G Design Principles
  • Radio and Core Network
  • Operations & Management (O&M)
  • Frequency Bands and Spectrum Management Options
  • 5G Radio Access, Waveform and Key Principles
  • Scheduling Format and Self-Contained Transmission
  • Air Interface Differences (eMBB, mMTC and URLLC)
  • LTE-Assisted versus Stand-alone 5G Deployment
  • NR standard (3GPP RAN)

5G – Next Generation System Architecture

  • 5G System Requirements and System Architecture
  • Architecture Evolution from EPC and Multi-RAT Support
  • User Plane and Control Plane Architecture
  • Dedicated Core Network (eMBB, mMTC and URLLC) and Network Slicing
  • User Mobility and RRC / NAS State Model
  • Status of the NGCN standard (3GPP SA)

3GPP Standardization for 5G

  • 4G to 5G Evolution
  • Key ingredient for mobile broadband evolution in both 4G and 5G networks
  • Smalls Cells and Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet)
  • Neutral-Host Small Cells
  • Unlicensed Spectrum Integration
  • Smart Antennas and MIMO
  • 5G Use Cases (3GPP)
  • LTE and LTE-A Evolution to 5G Path
  • LTE and LTE-A Evolution Technologies for 5G
  • Expanding 5G Use Cases (3GPP and ITU)

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Standardization toward 5G

  • LTE-Advanced, Rel-13
  • Active Antenna Systems (AAS)
  • Beamforming
  • Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO)
  • Self-Organizing Network (SON) aspects
  • Enhanced signaling
  • Coordinated Multi-Point Transmission and Reception (CoMP)
  • Carrier Aggregation (CA) enhancements
  • Support of up to 32 component carriers and Dual Connectivity (DC) enhancements
  • Improvements in Radio Access Network (RAN) sharing
  • Machine Type Communication (MTC)
  • Proximity Services (ProSe)
  • Licensed Assisted Access for LTE (LAA-LTE)
  • LTE Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Aggregation (LWA)
  • LTE radio bearer and Downlink (DL) Multi-User Superposition Transmission (MUST)
  • Wi-Fi integration enhancements
  • Network-Based IP Flow Mobility (NBIFOM) enhancements
  • Voice and video services over Wi-Fi
  • Mission Critical Enhancements
  • Mission Critical Voice over LTE for public safety
  • Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) over LTE for public safety
  • Dedicated Core (DECOR)
  • Monitoring Enhancement (MONTE) for MTC services
  • Enhancements to MBMS, ProSe and group communications
  • Network-related services
  • Enhancements to User Plane Congestion Management (UPCON)
  • Application Specific Congestion Control for Data Communication (ACDC
  • Enhancements for Service Capability Exposure (AESE)


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