The training starts with a broad overview of IoT-related architectures, applications, network technologies, business opportunities, access methods, connection models, and so on, followed by discussion of issues and challenges for the mobile network operators providing connectivity for M2M applications. The major part of the course is used for description of solutions for machine-type communication introduced in the 3GPP system up to Release 14 (changes in the existing radio access network technologies, description of the new ones, and new core network features, nodes, and interfaces) with an insight into 5G work.

First chapter of the training


General technical knowledge of the GSM/GPRS/UMTS/HSPA/LTE networks is recommended. For required background knowledge, we strongly recommend Apis’ “3GPP Mobile Systems Overview” course and suggest various Apis’ radio and core network signalling courses.

M2M and IoT Introduction

  • What is M2M and IoT?
  • Service sectors and application groups
  • Business models and opportunities for service users and mobile operators
  • Overview of existing and emerging capillary and wide-area network technologies for licensed and unlicensed spectrum
  • Brief intro to non-3GPP short and wide range radio technologies (e.g. ZigBee,WiFi HaLow, LoRaWAN, etc.)
  • Traffic models for cellular IoT

Mobile M2M Issues

  • Main triggers for MTC enhancements
  • Overview of UE procedures in CS and PS domains in idle and connected states
  • Connection characteristics: usage patterns, data volumes, always connected or on-demand connectivity
  • Device connectivity and data requirements for various applications
  • Device addressing and identification
  • Air interface issues: congestion on access, control, and data channels
  • Core network issues: service availability, resource exhaustion, congestion
  • IP addressing issues

RAN enhancements for mobile IoT

  • Introduction to LTE-M, NB-IoT, EC-GSM-IoT
  • Overview and comparison of new radio technologies
  • New UE categories: comparison of parameters
  • Extended Access Barring, Delay-tolerant devices, Power Saving Mode, Core Network assistance, and other radio features for machine-type communication optimisations
  • MCL comparison for various mobile network technologies
  • NB-IoT characteristics and radio principles, comparison to ‘classic’ E-UTRAN air interface
  • Low-complexity NB-IoT features for cost reduction
  • Frequency bands for NB-IoT

3GPP core network for IoT

  • Overview of 3GPP system requirements for machine type communication
  • Architecture enhancements: introduction of MTC Interworking Function, Service Capability Exposure Function, Service Capability Server and new interfaces
  • Subscription optimisations for device subscriptions
  • Optimised core network architecture for CIoT
  • User Plane and Control Plane CIoT optimizations
  • Non-IP Data Delivery possibilities and communication scenarios
  • Monitoring event configuration and reporting
  • Overview of high-level oneM2M system architecture and service capability framework

V2X, DCN, and 5G

  • Introduction to V2X, communication scenarios and key performance parameters
  • Overview of Dedicated Core Networks feature
  • DCN selection with and without UE assistance (UE Usage Type and DCN-ID)
  • Massive IoT in 5G: network slicing, MICO mode and other planned features

Duration: 2 days


Classroom training: $1730

Virtual classroom training: $1730

Recorded training: $1210 Buy now

We offer substantial discounts for group bookings, and we have corporate rates with most of the operators and equipment suppliers in the world.

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