LTE Evolved Packet Core Network (On-Demand)

Duration: 32 Hours / Technical Level: Level 3

Course Code: LT3604

Course Summary

A detailed technical description of the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) for LTE systems. This includes EPC architecture and interfaces, service provision concepts, application of IP technologies, overall protocol architectures and (optionally) a review of IMS functionality.

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

Who would benefit

Engineers and other staff involved with switching or transmission architecture, optimization, network management, network testing or monitoring of the EPC.


An engineering background with some knowledge of core network technologies, including IP, is assumed. Experience of 2G or 3G systems would be beneficial.

Topic Areas Include

  • High level architecture of LTE
  • Functions of the MME, S-GW, PDN-GW, HSS and PCRF
  • LTE state diagrams
  • Inter-operation with 2G, 3G and non-3GPP networks
  • Voice options for LTE
  • Principles of bearers and Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Data transport in the EPC
  • Policy and charging control architecture
  • IETF protocols in the EPC, including SCTP, DiffServ and Diameter
  • 3GPP protocols in the EPC, including GTP and S1-AP
  • Power-on procedures
  • UE procedures in idle and connected modes
  • Enhancements in LTE-Advanced


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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