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 Training

Accessible on any device on-demand online training allows you to study at a time and location 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.
  • Tutor Support – Connect with leading experts, ask questions to deepen your understanding.
  • Formative Assessment - Modules include regular quizzes to support learning.
  • Certification – Complete the end-of-module tests to earn Digital Badges to demonstrate the depth of your knowledge of the topic.

Included in Wray Castle Hub

This course is also available as part of the Wray Castle Hub. An annual subscription delivers unlimited access to this course and over 500 hours of learning material consisting of 30+ Courses, 190+ Learning Modules, and 1,000+ Videos.

Annual Subscription: £1400 (Most cost-effective option)

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