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5G and LTE Expert Telecommunications Network Training Courses

Premcell The University of Houston premier mobile networking technology training program is designed to equip participants with the skills, confidence, and credibility needed to plan, design, operate, and manage today’s advanced telecommunications networking and service environments.


The 4G to 5G Training course prepares information technology and engineering professionals with and advanced level of knowledge about:

  • The evolution of mobile communication networks
  • LTE-advanced features leading to 5G
  • 4G solutions for IoT
  • 5G NR air interface concepts
  • Emerging 5G network architecture

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4 Comprehensive Course Modules
November 6-8 (3 days)
Fee: $1,995*


The Expert Training course includes further exploration of technical aspects of LTE including:

  • LTE/SAE network requirements and features
  • Air interface principles, protocols and radio channels
  • MIMO systems and physical channel procedures
  • LTE Advanced topics
  • Physical procedures
  • Session management
  • Radio planning

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9 Comprehensive Course Modules
November12-16 (5 days)
Fee: $2,995*

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Andrew Snyder (



Module 1: Traffic Evolution in Mobile Communications Networks
  • Traffic Evolution Introduction
  • Mobile Broadband Demand
  • Factors Contributing to the Increase in Wireless Traffic Demand
  • Mobile Market Predictions
  • Device Market Share
  • IoT DeviceTypes, Growth, Requirements
  • 5G Drivers
Module 2: Mobile Networks Evolution
  • Evolution of Mobile Communication Networks: From 1G to 5G
  • 3G Mobile Networks
  • LTE Networks
  • ITU Requirements: 1G to 5G
  • ITU Requirements for 5G Networks: IMT-2020
  • 5G from the 3GPP Perspective
  • Spectrum Development for 5G
Module 3: LTE Advanced Pro:
  • Rel. 13 and Beyond
  • LTE Release 13 & Beyond: LTE-Advanced Pro
  • 3GPP IoT Solutions
  • LTE-Advanced Pro: Rel. 14
  • Module 4: Introducing 5G
  • 3GPP Standards: Release 15
  • 3GPP 5G New Radio (5G-NR)
  • 3GPP 5G Architecture
  • Multiple-Access Edge Computing (MEC)
  • HetNet Concept in 5G


Module 1: LTE Overview
  • Motivation to develop LTE/SAE
  • LTE/SAE requirements and key features
  • LTE comparison with other mobile communication technologies
Module 2: LTE Network Architecture
  • Evolution from GSM to LTE/SAE architecture
  • Description of the Network Elements in a SAE/LTE network
  • Description of the SAE/LTE interfaces
Module 3: LTE Air Interface Radio Aspects
  • OFDM basics
  • OFDM Multiple Access
  • Radio Access Principles
Module 4: LTE Air Interface Protocols and Radio Channels
  • Introduction to Air Interface Protocols
  • Physical layer Aspects
  • LTE Air Interface Layer 2
  • Radio Resource Control (RRC)
  • LTE Radio Channels
  • Physical Channels
  • Resource Allocation
Module 5: MIMO
  • Introduction to Multiple Antenna Systems
  • MIMO Physical Channel Processing
  • LTE Transmission Modes
Module 6: LTE Advanced
  • LTE Advanced Introduction
  • LTE Advanced Requirements
  • Architecture changes
  • UE Categories
  • Carrier aggregation
  • Enhanced Multiple Antenna Systems
  • Relays
  • Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets)
  • LTE Advanced Rel. 11
  • LTE Advanced Rel. 12
  • LTE Advanced Rel. 13 and Beyond (LTE Advanced Pro)
Module 7: LTE Physical Procedures
  • Introduction to Air Interface Procedures
  • Air Interface Measurements
  • Cell Search
  • Timing Advance
  • Power Control
  • Random Access
  • HARQ Procedures
  • Radio Resource Management
  • Mobility Procedures in Idle State
  • Handover control
Module 8: LTE Session Management
  • LTE/SAE Mobility Areas
  • UE Identifications
  • LTE/SAE Mobility Management
  • LTE/SAE Bearers
Module 9: Introduction to LTE Radio Planning
  • Radio Planning Process
  • Coverage Dimensioning
  • Link Budget and Exercise
  • Capacity Dimensioning