Iquall Networks launches its LTE training courses

Iquall Networks, a training service provider in the area of next generation networks and cutting-edge technology for the telecommunications market, has announced the launching of its new catalog of courses focused on network design, implementation and the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard for mobile operators, ISPs and carriers.

The topics covered by these courses range from an introduction to the foundations of mobile networks to the essential notions on LTE networks, the technical requirements of their architecture, their advantages and disadvantages, and the engineering implied in the implementation of their 8 and 10 releases of the standard.

LTE is the standard developed by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Considered to be the evolution of 2G and 3G networks, LTE currently provides downlink peak rates of about 100Mbit/s, and it is believed to be able to reach up to 1Gb/s for access in its future releases (LTE-Advanced). This will enable operators to reduce the cost per megabyte and ensure a fluid migration towards next generation networks.

The establishment of LTE is already a fact in the global market. At the end of 2012, the number of subscribers (mainly located in the U.S.A., Asia and Europe) was about 30 million, having experienced a 300-per-cent increase since the end of 2011.

The foundations of LTE are the following:

Greater bandwidth for end users due to greater spectral efficacy.
Guarantee of end-to-end service quality.
Optimization of the system, since it only employs packet switching.
Lower acquisition (CAPEX) and operation (OPEX) expenses.
The catalog of courses on LTE offered by Iquall Networks has been specially designed for the marketing, operations and engineering areas within an enterprise, and it provides the knowledge on LTE needed according to each one of these areas.

Iquall Networks’ List of Courses

LTE and the Evolution of Mobile Networks

This course goes over the foundations of mobile communications and their evolution, up to the design and implementation of the LTE standard in mobile operators’ networks. The study material is organized in such a way so as to successively study the features of 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G networks.

Diameter Protocol and its Use in LTE Networks

The aim of this course is to explain the role of the Diameter protocol within LTE networks. That is why the architecture of the protocol is analyzed in detail, as well as its difference with Radius, the AAA model, the types of nodes, and applications it supports. In addition, the course goes over some messages sent over Diameter, and provides an explanation of the notions of connection and session, AVPs and the operation modes of Diameter in LTE (interfaces, applications and architecture).

LTE and the Evolution of the Mobile Messaging Services

This course sets out the role of messaging services within LTE networks, and provides an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of each design alternative. The course also includes an introduction to the SMS, MMS and e-mail messaging services. Additionally, the different options as regards mobile messaging in LTE networks, including the services currently offered by OTTs, are studied. On the other hand, it also provides an explanation of the notions of SMS over CS/CSFV, SMS over MME, IMS messaging, SMS over IP, CPM and the RCS/RCS-e protocol.

LTE and the Evolution of Data Networks in Mobile Operators

‘LTE and the Evolution of Data Networks in Mobile Operators’ describes the modifications which must be effected in order to implement an EPC topology in a data network, which in turn is compatible with other currently running networks. This course comprises the study of the current architecture of mobile operators’ data networks, as well as the analysis of the IP backbone and backhaul, so that attendees may understand the dynamics which exist between LTE networks on the one hand, and both 3GPP networks (GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA) with voice service and non-3GPP networks on the other hand.

Design and Planning of the Core of IP Packets in LTE Networks

This course goes over and analyzes the different methods used when designing the core of IP packets in operators’ LTE networks, taking into account the latest trends in technology. The study material is designed to progressively work on the design of gradually more complex networks up to the design of an LTE network for mobile operators on the last day of the course. The notions of network topology design, traffic characterization, addressing models, routing protocols, aggregation technologies, IP transport, remote access and backbone are also set out.

Iquall Networks permanently offers training courses for the different players of the telecommunications market. Its staff of instructors comprises specialists with certifications in the various technologies and deep knowledge of the telecommunications fieldwork. In addition to providing training services, their daily job also includes the provision of consulting, design and support services, which enables them to give the participants of our courses real examples of implementations and transfer them their wide experience.


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