About this Course

Code TPLT3604
Duration 2 Days

A detailed technical description of the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) for LTE systems. This includes EPC architecture and interfaces, service provision concepts, application of IP technologies, overall protocol architectures and (optionally) a review of IMS functionality.


Engineers and other staff involved with switching or transmission architecture, optimization, network management, network testing or monitoring of the EPC.


  • High level architecture of LTE
  • Functions of the MME, S-GW, PDN-GW, HSS and PCRF
  • LTE state diagrams
  • Inter-operation with 2G, 3G and non-3GPP networks
  • Voice options for LTE
  • Principles of bearers and Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Data transport in the EPC
  • Policy and charging control architecture
  • IETF protocols in the EPC, including SCTP, DiffServ and Diameter
  • 3GPP protocols in the EPC, including GTP and S1-AP
  • Power-on procedures
  • UE procedures in idle and connected modes
  • Enhancements in LTE-Advanced
  • [Optional] Overview of the functions and architecture of the IMS

2 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

Find dates and prices

Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

Trusted, awarded and accredited

Fully accredited to ensure we provide the highest possible standards in learning

All third party trademark rights acknowledged.