Wireless Technology: Fundamentals of LTE
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Wireless Technology: Fundamentals of LTE

Fundamental LTE knowledge to get yourself familarize with architecture, protocols and operation of LTE
3.6 (36 ratings)
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Created by Azar Taufique
Last updated 4/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the Architecture of LTE 4G.
  • LTE 4G System level Operation and Protocols Involved
  • Identify how LTE is different compared to previous Wireless Technologies
  • Get an idea what categories of jobs are available in Cellular and Telecommunication Market
  • Control Plane concept in LTE
  • User Plane Concept in LTE
  • System level attach procedure of a smart phone on LTE network
  • LTE 4G Targets vs. LTE Advanced Targets
  • Protocol stack for each node in LTE network
  • Learn how internet traffic is received by your smart phone when powered on
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  • Have basic understanding of how any wireless or communication network operators
  • Have the concept of node, RAN and Core Networks

This course is about understanding the architecture of LTE 4G. The operation and protocols involved in LTE. What happens when you power on your smart phone and how it gets attached to the network. Students and working professionals who want to take a fundamental dive into familiarizing themselves with 4G should take this course. If you are looking for advanced concepts such as air interface and scheduling  or mathematical computations this is NOT the course for you. The course is 100% video lectures based with extensive exercises to improve and retain your learning. 

The course is divided into 7 sections starting from 3GPP wireless communication history, LTE architecture, how LTE is different, Control and user plane concept in LTE, Protocols and Operation involved. In the conclusion section , you will also learn about Cellular Network Ecosystem and business model. 

If you want to get nutshell overview on LTE  Fundamental in less time , yes and firm understanding you don't to miss this course. See you on the other side.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is FOR
  • Students or working professionals who want to get introduced to LTE
  • Anyone looking to understand LTE at System Level , its operation and protocols involved
  • Anyone looking to learn about job categories in Wireless and Telecommunication Domain
  • This course is NOT for anyone who does not have a fundamental understanding of any type of a wireless or communication network
  • This coure is NOT focussed on mathematical computations, nor about advanced concepts such as Air Interface, or refined concepts such as schedular design in LTE
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
Ready , Steady, Let's Go !!!
1 Lecture 03:39
History of 3GPP Wireless Communication
4 Lectures 15:50

In this lecture, you learn how technology progress on a timeline after a decade of gap i.e. (history of 4G technology). When the LTE is actually deployed? What is the current Existing technology, which you use it on your smart everywhere?

3GPP History of Wireless Communication Technologies

3.9 or approx LTE or LTE Advanced. What is the right terminology to use ?

Here you will know the difference between 3.9G and true 4G or LTE advanced. Their data rates, bandwidth capacity etc.

Focus on LTE

Comparison on how LTE and LTE Advanced are different from each other. 

Highlighting What are the similarities among the two ?

Here you learn the comparison between LTE and LTE advanced in terms of Peak throughput, Peak & Average spectrum efficiency, Control & User plane latency.

LTE versus LTE Advanced

In this module, we learn about the 3GPP technologies, difference between 3.9G & 4G and the reason behind the arrival of any existing and incoming technologies.

Key Takeaways

Section 1
6 questions
LTE Architecture
6 Lectures 21:52

Here in this lecture, you learn types of network in LTE or 4G i.e. Access network & Core network and advantage of cellular technology. Access network comprises of base station & user equipment module While Core network comprises of nodes for registration and attachment procedures and is connected to the rest of the world.

Fundamental Architecture of any Cellular Technology

Lecture contains RAN and Core architecture and the procedures, how a user gets connected to the network and use high speed internet after buying a phone and nodes & interfaces involved in this registration procedure.

LTE RAN and Core Architecture

In this lecture you will learn the naming conventions used for LTE technology and interfaces used for communication b/w different nodes. Only Packet technology is used in these Nodes.

Preview 05:08

 In this lecture we will study the major functionalities of EPC or Core network and responsibility of nodes in EPC when user is in continuously mobile mode

EPC Nodes Functionalities

In this lecture, we will learn the basic function of E-NodeB which is in the RAN part.

eNodeB Functionalities

In this module we learn elements between Core & Access networks, Nodes present between user and rest of the world and their functions and the major difference between RAN & Core part.

Key Takeaways

Section 2
6 questions
How LTE is Different ?
4 Lectures 16:01

In this lecture, we will learn how LTE is being different and efficient from other existing technologies

LTE Targets

How LTE removed the role of RNC (Radio Network Controller) as a separate nodes in order to avoid any worst case scenario and reduces the number of Nodes so that less processing work done by the system and introduces neighbor relationship b/w Nodes.

Comparing LTE with Previous Technologies

LTE is the most flexible technology and it can be deployed in 6 different spectrums. It can be deployed either in FDD or TDD or half duplex FDD and we say it’s the next global standard in the world.

The next Global Standard

In this module, we learn the LTE characteristics and the targets which we will achieve using this technology. What is real 4G and difference between FDD & TDD?

Key Takeaways

Section 3
5 questions
LTE 4G Control Plane and Data Plane Concepts
3 Lectures 08:25

In this lecture, we learn the concepts of User and Control plane, nodes involved in Control plane and the operations of different nodes when you power on your mobile phone.

Preview 04:36

In this lecture, we learn the nodes involved In User plane and their functions.

Concept of Data(User) Plane

In this module, we learn about Control and User Plane, their existing nodes & the registration process involved.

Preview 00:47

Section 4
4 questions
Protocols and Operations of LTE
2 Lectures 07:35

We learn about the protocols stack running on Control plane and their operations.

Control Plane : Protocol Stack per Node and Operation

We learn about the protocols stack running on User plane and their operations.

Data(User) Plane: Protocol Stack per Node and Operation

Section 5
2 questions
Conclusion: It's not an end, instead a Start to digging Deeper
3 Lectures 10:45

In this lecture, we learn Job scenarios for Engineers and Professionals in cellular technology ecosystem, their Job roles and its details.

Jobs in Wireless Cellular Technology EcoSystem

In this module we learn , how in cellular ecosystem, we first make a business plan with  designing, site allocation, resources for site allocation, Integration, RF work, Launching and Optimization Phase works.

Key Takeaways

This slide includes a conclusive arguments on various topics related to LTE fundamental like LTE architecture, terminologies, protocols that runs on User and Control plane and how LTE Is different & efficient from previous technologies.

Key Takeaways and Future Pacing

Section 6
2 questions
Bonus Material
5 Lectures 50:12
3GPP Release 8

3GPP Release 9

3GPP Release 10

FDD , TDD and Half Duplex FDD

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About the Instructor
Azar Taufique
3.6 Average rating
36 Reviews
177 Students
1 Course
Technical Trainer on 4G LTE at TechTrained.com

Azar uses the skills of training, sales and persuasion to teach technology. Versatile and useful his methods can be used to apply and get the technical job you have always dreamed. In the last 5 years he has taught more than 2500+ technical professionals, engineers, executives and technicians from companies such as Ericsson, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Metro PCS, T-Mobile, US Cellular, etc.  Azar holds a Masters in Telecommunication Engineering from University of Texas and finishing his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Oklahoma.