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August 18, 2009

Wireless Broadband Training Courses Offered at ITEXPO

For those seeking to enhance their working knowledge of fourth generation, or "4G" wireless technologies, the necessary Ethernet backhaul in 3G/4G radio networks and mastering LTE, TMC is offering live training courses at ITEXPO West.

Exploring IP / Ethernet Backhaul

course delivers the background and solutions for IP backhaul planning for 3G/4G radio networks. The ITEXPO will be held Sept. 1 to 3 in Los Angeles.

Starting with a review of the trends in wireless data services and related backhaul challenges, the course will also provide an overview of IP/MPLS as the emerging technology for backhaul operation. Deployment considerations and backhaul migration paths are also discussed in addition to an exercise to calculate backhaul requirements.

This specific course is positioned for those individuals involved in the planning, design and engineering of 3G/4G backhaul systems and is targeted towards network engineers and managers involved in deployment and operation of 3G/4G networks.

After completing this course, a student will be able to list the requirements for such backhauls and list the challenges as well as be familiar with all wireless network backhaul options and be able to discuss the role of IP in cellular networks, its benefits, operations and QoS support for ATM/TDM, IP/MPLS and Carrier/Metro Ethernet., the premier telecommunications conference of 2009.

The instructor-led courses provide two-day instruction for those seeking to increase their knowledge as well as for those aiming to master LTE and next generation technologies in their own corporate environment.
In addition, students will gain knowledge in QoS concepts in IP backhaul, be able to compare and contrast available solutions; sketch the 3G/4g IP backhaul deployment architecture; apply traffic models and calculate risks; and calculate protocol overhead.

Mastering LTE

Long Term Evolution is a radio technology based on OFDM and MIMO technologies. This course outlines the simplified architecture of LTE and moves on to OFDM and MIMO. It covers the downlink and uplink frame structure, resource management and scheduling considerations and takes the student through system acquisition, call setup, traffic operations and handover, while also exploring deployment and interworking issues.

With a comprehensive overview and technical introduction for LTE, this course is designed for engineers in networking planning and design, product design and development, network deployment, network performance and network operations.
After completing this course, a student will be able to list the motivating factors for 4G as well as LTE targets and building blocks; describe the use of OFDM and multiple antenna techniques in LTE; explain the network architecture of LTE; describe the key concepts in LTE air interface; list steps for network acquisition and call setup; describe the traffic operation in DL&UL; list handover procedures; explain LTE interworking; and identify the planning aspects of deploying an LTE network.

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Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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