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Modern Mobile and Long Term Evolution
Course Description
With 3G mobile technologies already rolled out by over 200 operators in over 80 countries, standards bodies, manufacturers and operators are looking towards the next generation of mobile technology. The UMTS standards body, 3GPP has created a plan to achieve ambitious goals for where mobile communications should go. This is Long Term Evolution LTE.

For technicians and technical professionals to stay in touch with this evolution, a good grounding in the technology and terminology of 2G, 3G and 4G systems is needed. The key conceptual design philosophies of each generation need to be understood in order to build effective networks as they evolve. Transition will not occur overnight. Indeed it may be many years before every network has transitioned every part to 4G. The mechanisms of linking the different technologies must be appreciated.

The increased performance in the future will depend upon changes in the radio path. The new or changed areas include the use of MIMO antenna systems, OFDM-based multiple access as well as the architectural changes.

This course describes the technical features of 2G GSM, 3G UMTS and the evolution of technologies that will change to support 4G LTE. This includes, notably, the core network which has its own evolution plan, SAE, System Architecture Evolution. Examples of switched configuration will be studied to illustrate practical aspects.
Students Will Learn
Target Audience
For technicians and technical professionals.
The course assumes some top-level familiarity with existing mobile networks but no specific RF expertise is required.
Course Outline

1: Generations and Definitions


2: The Mobile Arena


3: Overview of the Technology


4: Components of a Modern Service for Mobile (GSM) Network


5: Service Components


6: Base Stations and Cells


7 : 3G - Universal Mobile Telecommunications Services (UMTS) Architecture


8: Signalling


9: Value Added Services


10: Technology: Moving Antennas On 2G to 4G


11: 4G Technology: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing OFDM


12: Core Network Aspects - SAE System Architecture Evolution


13: Building New Generation Wireless Access


14: Evolving Backhaul to Optical Ethernet


15: Practical Mobile Wireless Switch Configuration


Evaluation and Review


Delivery Method
Instructor-Led with numerous exercises and case-studies.
Equipment Requirements
(This apply's to our hands-on courses only)
BTS always provides equipment to have a very successful Hands-On course. BTS also encourages all attendees to bring their own equipment to the course. This will provide attendees the opportunity to incorporate their own gear into the labs and gain valuable training using their specific equipment.
Course Length
4 Days

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