SPLTE – Implementing Cisco Service Provider Mobility LTE Networks


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Dec 20 - Dec 24, 2021
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Jan 17 - Jan 21, 2022
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  Feb 21 - Feb 25, 2022
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SPLTE – Implementing Cisco Service Provider Mobility LTE Networks
5 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Service Provider

Course Details

The SPLTE – Implementing Cisco Service Provider Mobility LTE Networks v1.0 course is a five-day instructor-led training that introduces students to the products that are part of the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), packet core families or the Long Term Evolution (LTE) packet core family.

This course teaches IT, professionals, the skills required to understand and implement technologies and components found in common LTE networks. It also provides information about the evolved packet core components in the LTE Evolved Packet System (EPS) to include the Evolved Packet Core/LTE network, as well as the Radio Access Network (RAN).

The major part of the course includes detailed information on standardised technologies that are implemented on the Cisco SGW Serving Gateway for the Cisco MME Mobile Management Entity and the Cisco PGW Packet Data Network Gateway, and their interaction with authentication, charging, and billing components in the network of the mobile operator. This course also includes configuration details of how these components are implemented on the Cisco ASR 5000 Series system.


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Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe and understand these LTE architecture fundamentals: radio access network, packet core components and operations, and interworking with UMTS and CDMA
  • Implement Cisco MME solution and configure MME features
  • Implement Cisco SGW solution and configure SGW features
  • Implement Cisco PGW solution and configure PGW features
  • Describe and Implement Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Describe and configure Data Network Access Point Names (APNs), Security, and Routing Pools
  • Discuss Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Discuss LTE Interworking
  • Describe and configure Cisco ASR 5000 Series inline Enhanced Charging Service (ECS)
  • Discuss Security and Management


The course contains these components:


Module 1: Introduction to LTE, EPC, and System Architecture Evolution (SAE)

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to LTE, EPC, and SAE
  • Lesson 2: Introducing GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP) Services
  • Lesson 3: Evolved Packet System (EPS) Key Concepts
  • Lesson 4: Basic LTE Mobility Principles
    • Lab 1-1: Flow Trace


Module 2: Protocols in the Evolved Packet Core (EPC)

  • Lesson 1: Understanding IPv6
  • Lesson 2: Understanding GTP
  • Lesson 3: Understanding Radius and AAA Services
  • Lesson 4: Diameter Protocol
  • Lesson 5: Understanding Mobile IP and Dual-Stack Moblie IPv6 (DSMIPv6) Protocols


Module 3: EPC Network Entities, Interfaces, and Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Long-Term Evolution and EPC Network Entities
  • Lesson 2: Introduction to LTE Radio Components
    • Lab 2-1: Configuring Cisco MME Connectivity
  • Lesson 3: Cisco MME Functionality, Interfaces, and Configuration
    • Lab 2-2: Configuring Cisco MME Services and Support
  • Lesson 4: Cisco SGW Features, Functionality, and Configuration
    • Lab 3-1: Configuring Cisco SGW Connectivity
    • Lab 3-2: Configuring Cisco SGW Services and Support
  • Lesson 5: PGW Features, Functionality and Call Flows
    • Lab 4-1: Configuring Cisco PGW Connectivity
    • Lab 4-2: Configuring Cisco PGW Services and Support


Module 4: LTE Call Flows

  • Lesson 1: The Mobility Management States and Attach-Detach Call Flows
  • Lesson 2: Packet Data Network Connectivity and Service Request Flows
  • Lesson 3: Intra and Inter Tracking Area Updates and ISR Call Flows


Module 5: EPC Network Entity Selection Function

  • Lesson 1: EPC Network Entity Selection Function


Module 6: QoS Architecture

  • Lesson 1: QoS Architecture
  • Lesson 2: MME and the QoS Architecture
  • Lesson 3: SGW QoS Architecture
  • Lesson 4: PGW and QoS Architecture


Module 7: Charging and Policy Control

  • Lesson 1: Policy Charging and Control (PCC) Functions
    • Lab 5-1: Configuring ECS


Module 8: Implementing VoLTE

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to VoLTE
  • Lesson 2: Circuit Switch Fallback
  • Lesson 3: VoLTE Applications Messages and Protocols
  • Lesson 4: VoLTE Applications Messages and Protocols
  • Lesson 5: VoLTE End-To-End Call Flow
  • Lesson 6: VoLTE and QoS
  • Lesson 7: VoLTE Supplementary Services
  • Lesson 8: Inter-working in VoLTE


Module 9: Interworking

  • Lesson 1: Inter-working with UMTS
  • Lesson 2: High-Rate Packet Data (HRPD) Based Interfaces
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Non-3GPP Access


Module 10: Security

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Security Services
  • Lesson 2: Lawful Intercept


Module 11: Management Protocols

  • Lesson 1: Terminal Access Control Services
  • Lesson 2: Fault Management
  • Lesson 3: Access Security Management
  • Lesson 4: Network Time Protocol Management
  • Lesson 5: Performance Management and Key Performance Indicators


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • In-depth knowledge of UMTS or CDMA 3G mobile cellular technologies
  • Good knowledge of routing and switching
  • Basic knowledge of tunnelling and packet-switched virtual private networks (VPNs)
  • Basic knowledge of Global System of Mobile Communications (GSM) and GPRS networks
  • Basic knowledge of radio mobile network functions
  • Basic knowledge of packet core supporting functions for Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA), charging, and billing
  • Basic knowledge of tunnelling protocols such as Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE), Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP), and Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
  • Familiarity with and basic knowledge of configuring the Cisco ASR 5000 Series system
  • Knowledge of organizations that develop technologies used in the mobile packet core such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)