Award Solutions is offering $250 dsicount on their training courses. The classes cover the latest technologies and are available at several locations as public courses with open enrollment and also as on-site training. Mention the promo code “SUMMER250″ to get your $250 dsicount on training.
Fundamentals of RF Engineering
June 29 – 30 in Richardson, TX
A strong understanding of RF engineering fundamentals is required to optimize the performance of cellular networks. This course presents the fundamentals of RF engineering for new engineers who need to be grounded in the fundamentals and existing engineers who need to fill in any gaps they may have in their understanding. This course illustrates the network architecture and highlights the importance of several aspects of RF engineering. The RF propagation mechanisms that affect the RF signal path from the transmitter to the receiver are discussed. Coverage is discussed using the link budget examples for 2G and 3G systems. Traffic engineering is described from the perspective of Erlang-B and backhaul provisioning. Deployments of GSM and CDMA/WCDMA networks are considered. Finally, tools useful for network planning/design, deployment, and optimization are reviewed.
Mastering LTE Air Interface
July 13 – 14 in Washington, DC
Long Term Evolution (LTE) is a fourth generation (4G) wireless technology which promises a much higher air interface data rate (over 100 Mbps) to users while reducing the cost per bit for wireless service providers. The building blocks of LTE include OFDM, multiple antenna techniques, and all-IP technologies. Multiple antennas can increase data rates, throughput, coverage, and lower battery consumption in a mobile device. This course provides an in-depth discussion of the PHY and MAC layers of the LTE air interface. First, it introduces the LTE/E-UTRAN network architecture and protocols. It then provides comprehensive coverage of the PHY frame structure, channels, resource allocation, and multiple antenna techniques. Finally, the course discusses the operations of acquisition, system access, data session setup, DL and UL traffic operations, and handovers.
LTE Protocols and Signaling
July 15 – 17 in Washington, DC
In the wireless landscape, one of the next generation wireless networks is known as Long Term Evolution (LTE). LTE promises dramatic improvements in throughput and latency, which opens a new era in the Quality of Service. These enhancements are based on several fundamental pillars: a new air interface (OFDM+MIMO), simplified network architecture and efficient air interface structure and signaling mechanisms. This course takes a detailed look at the layer 2 and 3 signaling procedures as defined in the 3GPP specifications. The main focus is on UE-E-UTRAN and UE-EPC signaling. The course also provides an overview of the end-to-end call setup scenario involving the IMS components of the core network.
WiMAX RF Optimization Workshop
July 14 – 17 in Seattle, WA
This mentoring workshop delves deep into the behavior of WiMAX in commercial deployment, providing insight into the symptoms and possible causes of field performance issues. The workshop begins with a discussion on WiMAX operations, with emphasis on the configuration of launched network, KPIs, and the impact of configuration parameters. Key operational aspects of WiMAX are covered, such as session and connection management, and downlink and uplink throughput. A brief overview of data collection and post processing tools is followed by the key issues of RF coverage, access and drop connections, excessive and failed handovers, neighbor list planning, and downlink and uplink throughput.
More info: LTE University