EPC Fundamentals (TK420)

Prerequisites Participants must have basic knowledge of mobile telecommunication network
and technologies, especially in CS and PS core of the GSM/GPRS
and UMTS/HSPA networks
Target groups Participant from all areas who wish to get an overview of the EPC network:
Telecom engineers and technicians, general managers, project managers,
customer managers
Duration 4.0 days
Course content EPS Overview
  • Evolution history of the 2G and 3G networks
  • Standardization regarding LTE
  • EPS network architecture and nodes
  • FDD and TD-LTE Air Interface basics
  • LTE Advanced in 3GPP Rel.10

EPC the Evolved Core Network

  • Core Network Architecture and its Evolution
  • EPC Network Nodes
  • Pool concept for MME and S-GW
  • EPC Network Interfaces
  • EPC Protocols
  • Roaming Architecture

Mobility and Connection Management in EPS

  • Mobility Areas
  • LTE-UE Identifications
  • Terminologies for Mobility and Connection Management
  • Mobility and Connection states
  • The EPS bearer concept
  • EPS Procedures and signaling
  • EPS Authentication and Key Agreement

Interworking with other Radio Access Technologies

  • Interworking with 3GPP Access Networks
  • Interface for interworking between E-UTRAN and GERAN/UTRAN
  • CS Domain interworking – Voice Call Continuity and CS Fallback
  • Interworking with Non-3GPP access

IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)

  • Multimedia over IP using SIP
  • IMS architecture and basic traffic cases
  • IMS relation to EPS

Policy and Charging Control (PCC)

  • What is Policy and Charging Control?
  • PCC architecture
  • The PCRF and PCEF