LTE Air Interface (On-Demand)

Duration: 32 Hours / Technical Level: Level 3

Course Code: LT3602

Course Summary

A detailed technical description of the air interface for LTE radio access. This includes OFDMA principles, access and non-access stratum protocols, channel structures, connectivity and mobility management procedures along with radio link control functions.

This self-paced on-demand distance learning course features illustrated course books, videos, tests and full tutor support.

Who would benefit

Engineers involved with equipment design, operation, optimization or monitoring of the LTE radio link.


An engineering background with some knowledge of digital radio systems and general radio principles and techniques is assumed. A basic understanding of LTE and experience of 2G or 3G systems would be beneficial.

Topic Areas Include

  • LTE system architecture

  • E-UTRAN architecture and interfaces

  • OFDMA/SC-FDMA basic principles

  • Defining orthogonality

  • OFDMA features and benefits

  • The Fourier transform

  • OFDMA/SC-FDMA transmitter and receiver chains

  • Modulation and coding, MIMO and the Cyclic Prefix

  • MIMO concepts and implementation

  • Physical layer structures

  • Access and non-access stratum protocols

  • Logical, Transport and Physical channels

  • RRC, PDCP, MAC and RLC functions

  • Resource allocation and scheduling strategies

  • LTE-Advanced concepts

  • Lower layer procedures

  • Connection establishment

  • Radio resource management procedures

On-Demand Online Training

On-Demand Online Telecoms TrainingOur 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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