This course concentrates on the two main areas of an LTE network in which Quality of Service (QoS) is applied – the End-to-End EPS Bearer and the underlying Transport Network Layer (TNL). The main QoS concepts are explored as are details of the interworking between LTE QoS and the QoS schemes employed in other network types, such as UMTS, GPRS and the IMS.
This self-paced on-demand distance learning course features illustrated course books, videos, tests and full tutor support.
Who would benefit
This course is suitable for engineering and technical management staff who require a technical overview of the technologies and techniques employed by 4G LTE networks to define and control the QoS applied to user connections.
An engineering background with some knowledge of telecommunications technologies and protocols is assumed and previous LTE training would be beneficial, as would knowledge of QoS mechanisms in legacy 2G and 3G networks.
Topic Areas Include
E-UTRAN architecture and interfaces
EPS Bearer and PDN Connectivity options and operations
User plane connection concepts, packet flows, SDFs and Traffic Flow Aggregates
LTE QoS parameters, QCI, ARP
QoS parameter representation in LTE signalling protocols
QoS Management – TFTs and packet filters
LTE PCC (Policy and Charging Control) mechanisms
PCC Rules, function and structure
Interaction between PCC elements and internal and external network nodes
Mapping LTE QoS to legacy network schemes
TNL concepts, architecture and QoS mechanisms
DiffServ, MPLS and Ethernet QoS
End-to-End QoS Architecture and Operation
Network node QoS functions
QoS influence on LTE handovers
On-Demand Online Training
Our self-paced on-demand distance learning programmes are accessible on any computer, tablet or smartphone and allow you to study at a time and location that is convenient to you.
Each course includes:
Illustrated Course Books- featuring leading edge knowledge from subject matter experts.
Videos- Detailed videos expand the points covered in the course books, discussing topics in greater depth.
Tutor Support– Dedicated course tutors are available to answer any questions you might have throughout your studies.
Formative Assessment- Modules include regular quizzes to support learning by testing your knowledge of the subject matter.
Certification– Successfully complete the end of module tests to earn Digital Badges to demonstrate the depth of your knowledge of the topic.
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