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LTE and GSM/UMTS Interworking

Instructor Led | Duration: 2 Days | Course Number: LTE_304

The major focus of this course is the interworking between UMTS/HSPA and LTE. The course begins with a brief overview of LTE and 3GPP 2G/3G network
architectures and requirements for interworking. The building blocks that support interworking between LTE and UMTS/HSPA are discussed in detail, including the
new interfaces, hybrid device capabilities, and radio/core network mechanisms. Different interworking/mobility scenarios are listed and detailed message flows are
given. LTE is optimized for the delivery of IP services including VoIP. It can also cooperate with a 2G/3G network to support a Circuit-Switched (CS) call using features
such as Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) and CS fallback. The course also previews IP mobility mechanisms, security, and QoS considerations. In summary,
the course provides both the architectural features and the detailed message flows of the interworking between LTE and 3GPP 2G/3G.

Intended Audience Course Outline

This course is designed for those involved in the evolution and migration of 1. Interworking: Executive Summary 4.4. LTE  UTRAN handover and
UMTS/HSPA networks to LTE networks. It is suitable for planners and 1.1. Evolution from 2G/3G to LTE UTRAN  LTE handover with Gn-
engineers responsible for network planning, design and deployment, 1.2. Interworking architecture (Gn-SGSN SGSN
integration and network operations. 4.5. LTE-GERAN interworking
and S4-SGSN)
1.3. Voice and SMS interworking 5. Idle Mode Interworking
Learning Objectives 1.4. Overview of interworking scenarios 5.1. Idle mode cell reselection
After completing this course, the student will be able to: 5.2. Idle mode measurements
2. Interworking Network Architecture
• Sketch the LTE architecture, including interfaces to GERAN/UTRAN 2.1. Pre-R8 and R8 UMTS and GERAN 5.3. System Information Blocks
• Describe components/interfaces that make up the LTE core architecture 5.4. PLMN selection
network and their roles in the interworking 2.2. Interworking architecture – Pre-R8 6. Circuit-Switched Interworking
• List requirements for LTE and 2G/3G interworking and R8 6.1. IMS overview
• Sketch the interworking architecture of LTE and GERAN/UTRAN 2.3. Non-roaming and roaming 6.2. Voice in LTE using IMS
• Walk through an LTE session setup architecture 6.3. CS fallback
• Enumerate the steps involved in idle mode mobility 2.4. Network interfaces between 6.4. SRVCC
• Walk through the steps of an active mode handover UMTS/GERAN and EPC 6.5. IMS service centralization and
• Discuss the role of IMS in LTE 2.5. Network identities continuity
2.6. GTPv1 and GTPv2
• Define SRVCC and CS fallback
3. Initial Session Setup
3.1. LTE EPS Attach procedure
Suggested Prerequisites 3.2. UMTS PDP context activation
• LTE Overview (eLearning) 3.3. EPS QoS
• LTE SAE Evolved Packet Core (EPC) Overview (eLearning) 3.4. UMTS QoS
• Mastering LTE (Instructor Led) 4. Connected Mode Interworking
4.1. Connected mode IRAT HO
4.2. LTE and UMTS measurements
4.3. LTE  UTRAN handover and UTRAN
 LTE handover with S4-SGSN