4G LTE-Advanced

Overview

This course is day 1 of 5G New Radio Specifications and System Design and can be taken on its own or as part of the full 5-day course. 

With the explosion in mobile data traffic, mobile networks are needing to introduce a range of extensions to 4G radio technology to continue to provide a good user experience. 

This 1-day course explains the wide range of 4G features available within the LTE Advanced umbrella contained in 3GPP Releases 10-12. 

We cover the topics of Dual Connectivity and Inter-site Carrier Aggregation, Enhanced Coordinated Multipoint and evolutions of MIMO. 

We also explain the benefits of Small Cells, Relay Nodes and Heterogeneous Networks in making the most of the available radio spectrum. 

There is the option of purchasing a copy of  5G Technology: 3GPP New Radio (Harri Holma, Antti Toskala, Takehiro Nakamura)

Programme details

Course content:

  • Carrier Aggregation (CA)
  • MIMO evolution
  • Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet)
  • Coordinated Mlitipoint (CoMP)
  • Enhanced CoMP over non-ideal backhali (eCoMP)
  • Dual connectivity (DC) and inter-site carrier aggregation
  • Self Organizing Networks (SON)
  • Relay nodes (RN)
  • Device-to-device communication (D2D)
  • LTE-Advanced optimization
  • LTE Performance: data rates, coverage, capacity and latency
  • CS Fallback and VoLTE optimization
  • LTE mobility and packet scheduler optimization

Certification

Participants who attend the full course will receive a University of Oxford certificate of attendance. This will be presented to you prior to the end of the course wherever possible.

The certificate will show your name, the course title and the dates of the course you attended.

Fees

Description Costs
Course fee inc copy of textbook £462.00
Standard course fee £395.00

Payment

Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.

All courses are VAT exempt.

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Tutor

Dr Jonathan Moss

Presenter

Telecoms Consultant

Jon is an experienced RF Design Engineer and Telecoms Trainer.

He worked previously for a mobile handset company, managing the development of Windows Mobile phones and introducing them to the Enterprise space and Mobile Network Operators. Prior to this, he was responsible for 3G Network performance optimisation for O2 Group where he held several roles in the UK, Ireland and the Isle of Man.

He received M.Eng. and D.Phil. qualifications from University College, Oxford in 1994 and 1998.

Application

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Level and demands

RF and baseband engineers, radio planners, service developers, mobile operators, equipment designers and telecoms consultants.

In addition, the course will appeal to technical managers, analysts and strategists wishing to increase their technical understanding of the key subject areas currently in 4G and 5G telecoms.

If you're uncertain whether this course is suitable for your requirements, please email us with any questions you may have.

Accommodation

Although not included in the course fee, accommodation may be available at our on-site Rewley House Residential Centre. All bedrooms are en suite and decorated to a high standard, and come with tea- and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi access and Freeview TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.

To check prices, availability and to book rooms please visit the Rewley House Residential Centre website.