About this Course

Course Code TPLT3603
Duration 2 Days

Since its introduction, UMTS has evolved considerably, especially with HSPA and the beginnings of a move towards an all-IP architecture. Release 8 specifications introduce the Evolved Packet System (EPS) - the next very important evolutionary step for 3GPP-based networks. The EPS includes a new access network and the EPC (Evolved Packet Core). This course focuses on the structure and operation of the new LTE Radio Access Network, the E-UTRAN (Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network). The E-UTRAN improves on the UMTS RAN, with higher data rates, reduced latency and improved efficiency on a flatter IP-based architecture. This detailed two-day course comprises six sections. The first section comprises an overview of broadband access with LTE networks. The next section introduces delegates to the LTE Access Stratum (AS) and Non Access Stratum (NAS) functions, including EPS Mobility Management (EMM) procedures, and security. This is followed by two sections that look in detail firstly at the S1 interface and the S1 Application Protocol (S1AP), secondly the X2 interface functions and procedures. Section 5 describes the protocols and technologies that support the LTE system in terms of their structure and functions. The course ends with a detailed look at E-UTRAN protocol support for basic LTE procedures such as bearer establishment and handover.


Delegates attending this course are assumed to have a good understanding of radio systems and protocol concepts. Ideally, delegates will already have some knowledge of the EPS network and its architecture. Experience and knowledge of the GSM/UMTS air interface and GSM/UMTS network operation would also be beneficial.

Delegates will learn how to

Explain the significance of the E-UTRAN protocols and the support they provide to the LTE air interface in the continued progression towards converged telecommunication and entertainment services characterize the performance aims and capabilities of the E-UTRAN interfaces and identify the network elements and interfaces that form the E-UTRAN describe the message types, structures and procedures employed by the LTE E-UTRAN NAS (Non-Access Stratum) to support communications between a UE and the EPC describe the message types, structures and procedures employed by the LTE E-UTRAN S1AP (S1 Application Protocol) to support communication between an eNB and the EPC describe the message types, structures and procedures employed by the LTE E-UTRAN X2AP (X2 Application Protocol) to support communication between neighbouring eNBs outline the functions performed by supporting protocols such as SCTP and GTP in facilitating E-UTRAN communications outline the roles played by the various E-UTRAN protocols in support of basic LTE procedures and functions


A detailed technical description of the radio access network for LTE systems. This includes E-UTRAN structure, transmission protocols, access stratum and non-access stratum signalling protocols, core network interactions and bearer establishment procedures.

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.

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