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June 10, 2009

AIRCOM Launches LTE Training Program

AIRCOM International has announced the launch of its latest training programme titled, “K031 – Migration to Long Term Evolution,” that is designed specifically to improve the general awareness and technical knowhow of service operators who are interested in looking towards LTE as the platform for future mobile networks.
“As operators around the world publicly announce their support for LTE, understanding the evolution path from existing network architectures is of paramount importance,” said Fabricio Martinez, Consulting Practice Director and K031 Training Program In-charge at AIRCOM International. “The migration to LTE will present a considerable challenge to operators across their radio, transmission and core networks, and this course will serve an important role in helping them understand and plan for the many possible scenarios of commercial deployment.”
The timing of the course is well aligned with market trend predictions, which indicate that LTE technologies, including those from the Third Generation Partnership Project and High Speed Packet Access (HSPA), are primed to do very well in the market.
We at MobilityTechzone already have reported that third generation partnership project technologies are expected to account for more than 30 percent of all subscriptions across the globe by 2013, which is significant when compared with 11 percent in 2008.
The primary reason attributed to this projection, says the report, is the number of infrastructural contracts handed out to several companies and nature of deployments made in the fourth quarter of 2008.
Another MobilityTechzone report predicted that LTE Mobile Broadband will generate global revenues to the tune of $ 70 billion by the end of 2014, and a third report indicated that LTE-connected individual consumers grew by 74 percent in 2008 as compared with 2007 to reach 14.6 million and the figure is expected to reach 70 million by the end of 2014.
AIRCOM says it is an independent network planning and optimization consultancy and the K031–LTE course is spread over two days. It will help network engineers and managers come to terms with switching over from 2G and 3G to LTE with hands on, face to face classroom lectures where the physical presence of both the teachers and students is preferred.
Officials at the company say that the course material is conceived in such a way that lay people too can understand it and can use as a springboard for learning the rudiments of LTE. It clearly explains the commercial advantages and disadvantages of HSPA+ and LTE networks. 
“When we created the course, we wanted to be sure to cover not only the technical challenges, but to help operators understand the business challenges, roll-out scenarios and deployment alternatives,” Martinez said. “We’re confident our new training and support programme will help operators make the migration to full commercial LTE networks quickly, easily and seamlessly, at the time that makes most sense for their business objectives.”
AIRCOM recently launched, reported MobilityTechzone, the Aircom IQ optimization service, a toolset that facilitates efficient analyses, optimization and management of telecommunications network infrastructure, detects network problems and limitations, and reduces capital expenditures for network growth and 3G migration.

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Vivek Naik is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone. To read more of Vivek's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Michael Dinan

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