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LTE Explained: For All Audiences (Course W-LTE1)
Eogogics, November 2009
Target Audience, Prerequisites, and Brief Description
This half-day e-learning course (pre-recorded webinar) is aimed at the non-engineers involved in business planning and forecasting, policy making and regulation, marketing and sales, management, and procurement for the advanced 4th generation wireless networks.
Covered, in easy-to-understand language, are the motivations and driving forces behind the global transition to a high-speed data driven infrastructure. You will learn about the technology trends, politics of the global 4G standardization process, and the basics of the 3G LTE technology. You will go away from the course having acquired new insights into the rapidly changing technology landscape for what promises to be a complete overhaul of the existing third generation (3G) wireless networks.
Meet the Presenter: Frank Ohrtman
Frank Ohrtman, a senior member of the Eogogics telecommunications faculty, offers training and consultation on telecommunications technology and strategy including RFP design and vendor selection with a particular focus on 4G technologies and services. His work as a trainer and consultant builds on his 20+ years experience in telecommunications and electronic warfare. His clients include the Government of Canada, Tricom (Dominican Republic), WorldNet (Puerto Rico), Ujet Holdings (Netherlands), leading Motorola dealers, and larger rural telcos and WISPs (“Wireless Networks in Rural America”). Among his current clients are those wishing to take advantage of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (“Stimulus”).
Mr. Ohrtman is a published subject matter expert on WiMAX, VoIP, SIP, and Wi-Fi. His vision of the near future of telecommunications is contained in his book “The Next Telecom Boom” which provides a foundation for his training courses and consulting practice where IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) presents a “flat” architecture for communications services such as VoIP, IPTV, mobile VoIP, and data. WiMAX and other 4G wireless services offer physical layer alternatives. Author of several books, Frank wrote his first book, “Softswitch: Architecture for VoIP”, for McGraw-Hill. He published two more books with McGraw-Hill including “Wi-Fi Handbook” and the “WiMAX Handbook”. He went on to self-publish “WiMAX in 50 Pages” and “The Next Telecom Boom”. He has also authored over a dozen research reports that are available from Eogogics.
4G standardization process, 3G LTE, Government of Canada, Tricom (Dominican Republic), WorldNet (Puerto Rico), Ujet Holdings (Netherlands), leading Motorola dealers, and larger rural telcos and WISPs (“Wireless Networks in Rural America”), Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (“Stimulus”), WiMAX, VoIP, SIP, and Wi-Fi, IPTV, OFDM/OFDMA, MIMO, PSTN
Detailed Course Outline
Market Drivers for LTE
- Smartphones and consumer demand
- Overcome limitations of 3G
- What is 4G?
- More bandwidth
- More IP services
- More voice capacity
More Bandwidth to the Subscriber
- Need more backhaul
More IP Services
- What is IPv6?
- IMS architecture
- Video conferencing
More Switching Capacity
- Circuit v. packet switching
- Drilling down on switches
- Relationship to the PSTN
Comparison with WiMAX
- Industry and applications
Players: Vendors and Operators
- Traditional vendors
- Value networks: New and existing
- Cellular providers
- Obstacles to financing deployments
- Potential deployment scenarios
Challenges to Deployment
- Network neutrality
- “Open devices”
- Interoperability with 3G networks
- Product availability
- Voice switching and capacity
- Towers/site acquisition
- Competition from other technologies
Course Wrap-up: Recap, How to Learn More about LTE, Q/A