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LTE/SAE Evolved Packet Core and VoLTE

Gain a detailed understanding of the LTE/SAE Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network's architecture with this 3-days In-Company programme.

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Course Overview

Gain a detailed understanding of the LTE/SAE Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network's architecture, which is an essential component of next generation mobile networks.

The overall requirements of the LTE/SAE proposals are examined along with the relationship with the existing components within a mobile network, this is developed into a description of the key interfaces and the protocols deployed.

In-company Only

Duration: 3 Days

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Why Choose This Course?

Course Benefits

  • Highly focused and in-depth training from the experts - including relevant updates from Ovum’s extensive research team
  • Trainers and programme directors that are experts, industry experienced, and highly accomplished training professionals
  • Training outcomes and competency development designed to meet your specific requirements

Who is it for?

  • CTOs
  • Network Managers
  • Network Planners
  • Engineers

Programme Modules

  • Evolution of LTE
  • EPC Architecture
  • S1 Interface
  • X2 Interface
  • Charging and Policy control
  • IMS and VOLTE
  • Global Procedures for LTE

Learning Outcomes

Benefits for the Individual

  • Relate theoretical diagrams of the SAE/EPC with practical implementations.
  • Detailed understanding of each network node, eNB, MME SGW
  • Be fully conversant with the EPC interfaces and protocol sets.
  • Be able to describe the detailed relationship between  core network nodes.
  • Understand and explain the S1_U and S1_MME interface and describe the protocol stacks for each interface.
  • Follow detailed procedures and appreciate the function of each interface for various scenarios such as, Registration, Bearer Functions, Handover, QoS Modifications.
  • Describe the protocols used on the EPC interfaces S1, S5, S11, S6, S3 and S4
  • Evaluate options for VoLTE implementation and understand the basic VoLTE operations
  • Understand aspects of mobility for VoLTE, including, PS-PS handover, PS - CS handover
  • Describe the operation of CS fallback mode for mobile terminating and originating calls

Benefits for your Organisation

  • Develop employee skills and knowledge in this key area of technology evolution.
  • A comprehensive and coherent explanation of standard LTE and the enhancements required to support VoLTE
  • Delivered by Informa Telecoms Academy - with extensive experience of training tier 1 and 2 operators and vendors worldwide, and with insights from the Informa and Ovum analysts.
  • Experts who are full time training professionals - and very experienced in delivering short, hard hitting seminars and workshops for forward looking organisation, and as part of the Informa Telecoms & Media exhibition / conference agendas.
  • Enables individuals and teams to recognise and develop best-practice across the organisation -  and have the confidence to share; and to make business and technology decisions that are focused, balanced, and fully grounded in business reality.
  • Strengthens the foundation on which to develop a more innovative environment that fully embraces emerging opportunities  and creative thinking.

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Programme Details

Module 1

Evolution of LTE

Module 2

EPC Architecture

Module 3

S1 Interface

Module 4

X2 Interface

Module 5

Charging and Policy control

Module 6


Module 7

Global Procedures for LTE

Customised In-Company Solutions

Expert insight, delivered in a format to suit your needs, to enhance knowledge and drive performance in your team.


We take a consultative approach to learning: our learning & development consultants will work closely with your team to establish your unique business needs and define success measurements.


“The professionalism when working with Telecoms & Tech Academy allowed me to achieve my goals. We thank you for the support throughout the course.”


Eric Jacobson, Learning Solution Manager, MTN Group



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