LTE stands for Long Term Evolution, and gives mobile users wireless broadband access. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 4G shall be able to provide a user with a bandwidth of one gigabit per second.
LTE is standardised in release 8 of 3GPP and is designed to meet the requirements of 4G in release 10, which is believed to come in 2011. In comparison with 3G/HSPA, LTE is much more flexible, especially when it comes to frequency usage. An LTE frequency gives approximately as high data speed as HSPA, but if there is a need to fill, it is possible to use several LTE frequencies in conjunction. It is then possible to reach several hundred megabit per second. An operator can also choose to migrate its frequencies into LTE at its own pace. Often the wireline connection is good, and all wireless technologies are considered complementary to the wireline, since the radio spectrum is a limited resource. The advantage of LTE as opposed to e.g. WLAN is that it is possible to move between base stations without losing packets.
IP-Solutions has several courses in the LTE area, starting off with an overview course called LTE/EPC Technical Overview, thi training is for delegates who need a comprehensive technical overview of the new functionality of terminals, radio and core network. In our offering of LTE training you will also find LTE Protocols and Signaling, which goes through the system from a radio perspective, and EPC Protocols and Signalling which focuses on the core network. These courses are aimed towards people who have worked with 3G and know how it works. Still another course is LTE Physical Layer, which explains the physical layer, OFDM, between a base station and a terminal. It is aimed towards engineers at operators and manufacturers.