Distance Learning

Full price: £1245
Earlybird price: £1125

Evolving the Core Network—EPC, PCC, IMS & VoLTE


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This programme looks at the core network technologies and architectures currently being adopted by telecoms operators/Communication service Providers (CSPs) worldwide. We start by looking at existing core network requirements and architectures – as the foundation from which operators evolve, before looking at a range of service delivery techniques, and finally examining how best practice techniques are developed through the Evolved Packet Core and a range of advanced systems such as PCC, IMS, & VoLTE (Voice over LTE).

The programme consists of 3 modules covering:

Module 1: Core Network Technologies

Module 1 looks at traditional core network architectures and technologies for both circuit and packet switched domains. We include the techniques common to fixed, mobile and converged networks – switching, transmission, and quality of services; as well as the features and functions that need to be supported by specific network types – such as mobility, roaming and security. Capabilities, limitations and procedures are all examined in detail.

  • The Core Network
  • IP in the Core Network
  • SIP and IMS
Module 2: Delivering Advanced Services

Module 2 looks at the technologies and systems used to deliver services through the core network.  We look in detail at Service Delivery platforms and techniques used within modern networks – for both circuit-switched and packet switched domains. Content and advanced IP-based networks are examined in detail, as well as the supporting technologies in order to gain a comprehensive picture of the requirements as well as the capabilities and limitations of existing service delivery systems.

  • Introducing Service Delivery in Converging Networks
  • Service Delivery Standards & Technologies
  • IP Multimedia Subsystem & Converged Devices
Module 3: LTE Core Network (Evolved Packet Core)

Module 3 looks at the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and associated technologies / systems. We examine how best practice concepts are applied to the EPC to maximise capability, flexibility, scalability, and ROI (Return on Investment), whilst ensuring (as far as possible) simplicity and interoperability with legacy systems and complementary technologies, as well as facilitating convergence. Associated systems such as IMS, PCC and techniques used to deliver Voice over LTE (VoLTE) are illustrated in order to build a complete picture of the evolving core network. technologies, as well as facilitating convergence.

  • Introduction to SAE & the EPC
  • The EPC (Evolved Packet Core)
  • EPC Protocols
  • EPC Procedures

Programme Format & In-Course Support

Our fully supported, 3 month Distance Learning programmes provide an in-depth understanding of key communication industry topics. These assessed courses consists of 3 highly focussed modules, each lasting 4 weeks and incorporating comprehensive courseware, exercises, self-test assessments and live tutor led webinars to help you gain a thorough understanding of the subject matter.

The flexible format provides an ideal framework on which to develop individual competencies, and if applied as part of the wider training strategy, is a highly efficient and cost effective way of building a range of competencies across the wider organisation. This course features;

  • High Quality Colour Course Manuals
  • Live on Web Tutorials & Webinars Consolidate each Module
  • Tutor support, via email throughout your studies.
  • Self-test assessments to check progress, learning and understanding
  • Post–Course Examination