New Mobile and Cellular Networks, Technologies and Services Training Course

Understanding the Fundamentals & Evolution of 3G, 4G, 5G, LTE, smartphone, Cellular, GSM, Mobile, UMTS and Wireless Communications

Agenda
Main Topics
*Radio Signaling Fundamentals
*Spectrum Use, Management and Availability
*Network Technologies, Architectures, Generations & Standards
*Terminals, Devices and Phones
*Applications & Services
*New Alternative Wireless Voice and Data Networks
*Cellular Convergence & Major New Trends
*Fifth Generation (5G) Systems and the Future of Mobile Communications

Radio Signaling Fundamentals
An examination of the principles of radio waves and the underlying radio technologies used to carry voice and data information.
  • Examining the role of radio waves and signaling technologies in the mobile network
  • Examining the general properties and principles of radio waves: how radio waves behave
    • Understanding how the environment impacts call quality, coverage, data rates, & connectivity
    • Assessing the factors that affect coverage and capacity
  • Examining how radio waves carry information
    • Reviewing the methods and techniques used to encode and modulate voice and data information
  • Analysis of major radio access technologies: Narrowband, spread spectrum and broadband
    • Understanding how each technology encodes and decodes information, separates callers, manages links, allots channels and capacity
    • Channel characteristics
    • Voice quality limitations
    • Security & privacy strengths & weaknesses
    • Data handling, error rates and throughput capabilities and limitations
  • Listing of radio access technology by major carrier
The following modulation methods are examined in this section
- Analog: Amplitude, Frequency and Phase
- Digital: Amplitude (ASK), Frequency (FSK), and Phase (PSK)

The following radio access technologies are examined in this session:
- FDMA
- TDMA
- CDMA
- OFDM & OFDMA

The following duplexing technologies are examined in this section:
- Time Division Duplexing (TDD)
- Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD)

Cellular Spectrum Use, Management and Availability
An examination of spectrum availability, rules, regulations, and regulatory authorities and their impact on the various types and generations of mobile and cellular networks.
  • Overview and analysis of key regulatory organizations: Major activities, rulings, responsibilities, objectives and authorities
    • How spectrum is allocated and licensed
    • Assessing roles of other key players/influencers
  • Analysis of licensed cellular/mobile service band plans & allocations (current & planned)
    • Specifications
    • Rules and regulations
    • Planned and anticipated changes
  • Analysis of new technologies for improving spectrum use and expand availability
    • Software Defined Radios and Cognitive Radios
      • Overview
      • Technology
      • Benefits and limitations
      • Status
  • Impact of 5G
  • Analysis of new rulings for improving spectrum use and expanding availability
    • 28 GHz, 37 GHz, 39 GHz and 64-71 GHz bands
The following regulatory organizations, spectrum bands, rules and regulations are examined in this session:
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
- National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
- Parts 1, 22 & 24 Rules
- Cellular Radio Service
- Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR)
- Advanced Wireless Services
- Secondary Markets Initiative
- Spectrum Leasing
- 700 MHz band
- Broadband Radio Service (BRS)
- Educational Broadband Service (EBS)
- 2.3 GHz Wireless Communications Service (WCS)

Second, Third and Fourth Generation Network Technologies, Architectures & Standards

An examination of the capabilities, functions and fundamentals of all major U.S. second generation (2G), third generation (3G) advanced third generation (3G+) and fourth generation (4G) cellular and mobile networks, technologies and systems.

  • Basic 2G, 2G+, 3G, 3G+ and 4G Mobile/Cellular network architecture and functions
    • Major system components
      • Key functions and interconnections
    • Spectrum bands used
    • Key capabilities and differences between major 2G, 2G+, 3G, 3G+ and 4G networks and standards
  • Mobile/Cellular network voice and data service connection, routing and management basics
    • Cellularization
    • Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA), registration and roaming
    • Handoffs & handovers
    • Security and privacy
    • Voice call set-up and routing
      • Voice end-to-end call flows
    • Data session connection and management
    • Connections to other networks
      • PSTN
  • Mobile/Cellular Radio Access Network (RAN)/Access Network (AN)
    • Basic architecture and major components
    • Basic functions, capabilities and limitations
    • Key interfaces and protocols
    • Differences between generations and standards
    • Evolution & improvements over previous generations
      • Hardware and software changes
  • Mobile/Cellular Core Network (CN)/Network Subsystem (NSS)
    • Basic architecture and major components
    • Basic functions, capabilities and limitations
    • Key interfaces and protocols
    • Differences between generations and standards
    • Evolution & improvements over previous generations
      • Hardware and software changes
  • Bottom line: Is one type or generation of network or standard really better than another?
    • Examining the effect of various radio standards on a carrier's financial performance
The following core and radio networks and network enhancements are examined in this session:

2G & 2G+ Networks
- IS-54 and IS-136
- GSM, GPRS & EDGE
- cdmaOne (IS-95, CDMA2000 1x/1xRTT, 
- IS-41C & WIN

3G & 3G+ Networks
- IMT-2000
- UMTS/WCDMA (CDMA Direct Spread )
- CDMA2000 (3xRTT/CDMA Multi-Carrier)
- HSPA: HSDPA & HSUPA & HSPA+
-

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B

- System Architecture Evolution (SAE)
- Evolved Packet System (EPS)
- Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
- Long Term Evolution (LTE)
- IP-Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
- Self Organizing Network (SON)
4G Networks
- IMT-Advanced
- System Architecture Evolution (SAE)
- Evolved Packet System (EPS)
- Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
- Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-Advanced)
- Long Term Evolution Advanced Pro (LTE Advanced Pro)


Cellular Terminals, Devices & Phones
An examination and comparison of the various types and generations of mobile and cellular terminals and phones in terms of:
  • Architecture and major components
  • Key interfaces and protocols
  • oice communications features, functions and capabilities
  • Data communications features, functions and capabilities
  • Multimedia features, functions and capabilities
  • Network & upgrade compatibilities
  • Limitations
  • Evolution
The following terminals & phones are examined in this session:
- 2G, 3G and 4G
- Smartphones and feature Phones
- PC cards, Laptop cards and USB equipment
- Android and iOS mobile operating systems

Mobile Applications & Services
An examination and comparison of the major user applications and services by:
  • Type and generation of mobile and cellular network
  • Key features, functions, characteristics, and capabilities
  • Network & upgrade compatibilities
  • Planned upgrades and evolution
  • Market status: advanced services offerings by carrier
The following services and applications are examined in this session:
- Voice & enhanced voice
- SMS and MMS
- Location Based
- Mobile IM and Presence
- Lawful Intercept (LI)
- Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS)
- Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi)/Wi-Fi Calling
- Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
- Mobile TV, Movies & Video

New Alternative Wireless Voice and Data Networks
An examination of new and alternative wireless data and voice networks and their role as a substitute/supplement for traditional 2G and 3G mobile and cellular networks.
  • Examining and comparing the basic capabilities of alternative mobile data and voice networks in terms of:
    • Mobility and range
    • User data rate
    • Coverage area and domain size
  • Thurya and Viasat
    • Background on mobile satellite systems
    • Spectrum utilized
    • Services provided
    • Market focus
    • Network technologies
      • Basic architecture and major components
      • Basic functions, capabilities and limitations
    • Deployment status and plans
  • Space Data Corp
    • The concept of the disposable network
    • Background
    • Spectrum utilized
    • Services provided
    • Market focus
    • Network technologies
      • Basic architecture and major components
      • Basic functions, capabilities and limitations
    • Deployment status and plans
  • Ligado Networks
    • Background
    • Spectrum utilized
    • Services provided
    • Market focus
    • Network technologies
      • Basic architecture and major components
      • Basic functions, capabilities and limitations
    • Deployment status and plans
  • ​SIGFOX
    • ​Internet of Things (IoT) focus
    • Spectrum utilized
    • Services provided
    • Market focus
    • Network technologies
      • ​Basic architecture and major components
      • Basic functions, capabilties and limitations
    • Deployment status and plans
  • Nomad Digital
    • ​Transportation systems
    • Spectrum utilized
    • Services provided
    • Market focus
    • Network technolgies
      • ​Basic architecture and major components
      • Basic functions, capabilities and limitations
    • ​Deployment status and plans   
The following networks and network technologies are examined in this session:
- Mobile satellite
- Disposable networks
- Wireless mesh networks
- IP over Avian Carriers
- Cantenna and WokFi

Service providers/Network operators examined include:
- Thurya and Viasat
- Space Data Corp
- Ligado Networks
- SIGFOX
- Nomad Digital

Cellular Convergence & Major New Trends
How and why mobile and cellular communications networks, technologies, services and terminals are changing and evolving.
  • Convergence in the Wireless World
    • How new networks will connect almost everything and everybody to everything and everybody
    • How and why Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC), Wi-Fi/WiMAX and Cellular Convergence (WCC), Small Cell and Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) are changing mobile communications
    • What is Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC)? What is a Small Cell? What is Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA)?
      • How they work
      • Impact on cellular networks, market and services
      • Understanding Small Cell and UMA Network Architecture and cellular network interconnection
      • How UMA & small cells benefits carriers
  • Examining trends and changes in mobile and cellular phones and terminals
    • New types and capabilities
  • Examining trends and changes in mobile and cellular services
    • New directions
    • Service convergence
The following new networks and technologies are examined in this session:
- Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC)
- Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA)
- Wi-Fi and Cellular Convergence (WCC)
- Small Cells: Femto cells, enhanced local access, Home eNB (HeNB) and Micro/Pico base stations
- Licensed Assisted Access (LAA)
- Device-to-Device (D2D) communications
- Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

Fifth Generation (5G) Cellular Systems and the Future of Mobile Communications
An examination of planned 5G (IMT-2020) mobile communications systems
  • Definition of 5G
    • What is 5G?
    • Why 5G?
    • As defined by the ITU
      • IMT for 2020 and beyond
      • Relationship to IMT-2000 and IMT-Advanced
  • 5G Visions
    • Basic architecture and major components
    • Basic functions, capabilities and limitations
  • How 5G differs from 2G, 3G and 4G networks and technologies
  • 5G convergence/interoperation issues with 2G, 3G and 4G networks and technologies
  • 5G Status
    • Standards
    • Technologies and infrastructure
    • Deployment
    • Outlook and Challenges
The following capabilties are examined in this session:
 
- Enhanced Mobile Broadband
- Sub 1 ms latency
- > 1 Gbps downlink speed
- Massive Machine Type Communications
- Extremely high definition video services
- Internet of Things (IoT)/LTE-M (Machine-toMachine)
- LTE-U (LTE (Unlicensed)
- Carrier Aggregation

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