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 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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