LTE: 1-Hr Mini-course for All Audiences (Course S-LTE)

It’s Now@Web™, a Self-Study Course Available 24/7! Recording of Course Taught LIVE on Oct 23, 2009 with 2-Way Interactivity
Duration:1 Hour

Target Audience, Prerequisites, and Brief Description

This e-learning course (pre-recorded webinar), approximately one hour in duration, is aimed at all who need a quick, non-technical introduction to LTE. You will learn what’s driving the global transition to 4G wireless, politics of the 4G standardization process, basics of the LTE technology, LTE services, and implementation challenges.  You will go away with fresh insights into the rapidly changing technology landscape for what promises to be a complete overhaul of the existing 3G wireless networks.

Meet the Presenter: Frank Ohrtman

frank-ohrtman.pngFrank Ohrtman, a senior member of the Eogogics telecommunications faculty, offers training and consultation on telecommunications technology and strategy including RFP design and vendor selection with a particular focus on 4G technologies and services.  His work as a trainer and consultant builds on his 20+ years experience in telecommunications and electronic warfare. His clients include the Government of Canada, Tricom (Dominican Republic), WorldNet (Puerto Rico), Ujet Holdings (Netherlands), leading Motorola dealers, and larger rural telcos and WISPs (“Wireless Networks in Rural America”).  Among his current clients are those wishing to take advantage of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (“Stimulus”).
Mr. Ohrtman is a published subject matter expert on WiMAX, VoIP, SIP, and Wi-Fi. His vision of the near future of telecommunications is contained in his book “The Next Telecom Boom” which provides a foundation for his training courses and consulting practice where IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) presents a “flat” architecture for communications services such as VoIP, IPTV, mobile VoIP, and data. WiMAX and other 4G wireless services offer physical layer alternatives.  Author of several books, Frank wrote his first book, “Softswitch: Architecture for VoIP”, for McGraw-Hill. He published two more books with McGraw-Hill including “Wi-Fi Handbook” and the “WiMAX Handbook”. He went on to self-publish “WiMAX in 50 Pages” and “The Next Telecom Boom”.  He has also authored over a dozen research reports that are available from Eogogics. Read detailed bio…


Detailed Course Outline

  • What is 4G?
    • Demands of smartphones, “mobile lifestyle”
    • Challenges to current networks
  • What is LTE?
  • The 3 A’s
    • Access
    • Applications
    • Affordability
  • Access
    • LTE v. 3G cellular
    • LTE v. WiMAX
    • Objections:  QoS
    • Objections:  Security
    • Objections:  Interference mitigation
    • OFDM
    • MIMO
    • Interoperability with 3G standards
  • Applications
    • All IP
    • IMS
    • 3G v. 4G voice:  Packet vs. circuit switched
    • Video
    • Enterprise converged voice/video/data
  • Affordability
    • What are the components?
    • Financial positions of the players?
    • How many towers?
    • Backhaul?
    • Spectrum?
    • Timelines?
  • Current Market Scenario
  • Vendors
  • Service Providers
  • Challenges:  How Do We Get There?
  • Show Me the Money