LTE/EPC System

basic level / technicians and decision makers

The course provides a comprehensive overview of latest technologies, architectures, mechanisms and principles in LTE/SAE environments. Evolution of LTE/SAE is given with an emphasis on architecture and service challenges, followed by a detailed insight into applied technologies and mechanisms, such as security, quality, mobility, etc. The course is completed with discussion on issues of migration towards LTE/SAE with regards to existent and future trends in mobile and operator industries.


  • Introduction to LTE/SAE
    • Design principles, system capacities, 3GPP standardization
  • LTE/SAE architecture
    • SAE/EPS
    • HSS, MME, S-GW, PDN-GW
    • Interfaces and functions: S1-MME, S1-U, S1 Flex, S1 - S13
    • Control subsystem IMS
  • LTE radio interface
    • Multiple access: OFDMA, SC-FDMA
    • Modulation: QPSK, 16QAM in 64QAM
    • Control and traffic channels
  • Security in LTE
    • Authentication, integrity, privacy (EPS AKA, IPSec ESP)
    • Encryption: EEA0, EEA1 in EEA2
    • Integrity: EIA1 in EIA2
  • Mobility in LTE/SAE
    • EPC session control (idle/connected)
    • eGTP, Mobile IP, Proxy Mobile IP
    • 3GPP interworking, E-UTRAN and UTRAN/GERAN
  • QoS in LTE
    • Service classes
    • Diffserv
    • EPS and PDP mapping
    • PCRF, PCEF
  • End user terminal equipment
  • Providing consolidations, compatibility and interoperability with 2G/3G systems

Target group

  • R&D specialists
  • Network designers & integrators
  • Network/system administrators & operators
  • Professional services & consultants


After completing the course you will:

  • have fundamental understanding of the requirements of 4th generation mobile networks
  • know the architecture of LTE/SAE system
  • understand the requirements of the LTE air interface
  • understand safety requirements and solutions for LTE networks
  • understand the requirements and solutions for the mobility in LTE networks
  • have a structured knowledge about other advanced requirements and solutions for LTE networks
Status:Closing date exceeded
Duration:1 day
Tutor:Luka Mali, Janez Sterle
Location: Fakulteta za elektrotehniko
Tržaška 25
1000 Ljubljana
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