LTE and 5G Protocol Testing

What is LTE is an abbreviation for Long Term Evolution. LTE is a 4G wireless communications standard developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) that’s designed to provide up to 10x the speeds of 3G networks for mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, netbooks, notebooks and wireless hotspots. is Lte Protocol Testing

Curriculum; Telecom Protocol Testing Training

SECTION-1: Introduction about wireless technologies

  • GSM Architecture
  • UMTS Architecture
  • Frame architectures of GSM &UMTS
  • Protocol stack architecture of UMTS
  • UMTS Channels
  • Revolution from 2G to 4G

SECTION-2: Modulation & Multiple Access Schemes

  • Different Modulation schemes: BPSK, QPSK, QAM, 16-QAM, 64-QAM & 256 QAM
  • Different Multiple Access Schemes: TDMA, FDMA, WCDMA, OFDMA & SCFDMA ¬FDD & TDD.

SECTION-3: Introduction to LTE

  • Comparison of LTE with different Technologies
  • LTE High level architecture with different interfaces
  • LTE interfaces with corresponding protocols
  • LTE Protocol Stack Architecture (control plane/user plane)
  • LTE Channel
  • Understanding of Data and Signalling Communication
  • LTE Frame Architecture
  • LTE Bearer, PLMN, IMSI
  • Geographical Areas
  • Network Identities
  • LTE Resource Grid
  • CFI and DCI formats
  • Cell Acquisition Procedure

SECTION-4: NAS (Non-Access Stratum)

  • EMM States ¬ECM/ESM States
  • LTE Registration/Attach Procedure ¬Tracking Area Update Procedure
  • Service Request Procedure
  • S1 Release Procedure
  • Detach Procedure
  • NAS Security Activation.

SECTION-5: RRC (Radio Resource Control)

  • UE –RRC States
  • RRC connection Establishment.
  • System Information Acquisition
  • Initial Security Activation
  • RRC Connection Reconfiguration
  • RRC Connection Reestablishment
  • RRC Connection Release
  • Handovers (X2,S1 )
  • Radio resource configuration X2 interface
  • S1 interface

SECTION-6: PDCP (Packet Data Convergence Protocol)

  • PDCP Architecture
  • PDCP Procedures
  • Header Compression & Decompression States
  • PDCP Security Functions ¬PDCP PDU Formats

SECTION-7: RLC (Radio Link Control)

  • RLC Architecture
  • RLC Entities
  • RLC Modes
  • Transmission & Reception of Data
  • ARQ Procedures
  • RLC PDU Formats

SECTION-8: MAC (Medium Access Control)

  • MAC Architecture
  • Random Access Procedure
  • HARQ operation
  • Logical Channel Prioritization
  • Scheduling request
  • Buffer Status Reporting
  • Power Headroom Reporting
  • Discontinuous Reception
  • Semi-persistent Scheduling
  • MAC Scheduler
  • MAC PDU Formats

SECTION-9: CS Procedures

  • RTP & RTCP
  • Carrier Aggregation
  • Knowledge of Release 8,9,10,11,12,13,14

5G (NR)

  • What is 5G and why? What is new? The ITU IMT-2020 5G requirements
  • ITU 5G Use Cases – eMBB, URLLC and eMTC Expectations, use cases and requirements
  • Explain the NR release 15
  • Explain the NR release 16 Explain the NR release 17
  • What is Standalone (SA) v Non-Standalone (NSA) Networks?
  • Deployment option
  • Describe the EN-DC Architecture
  • Describe the SA Architecture
  • User Plane protocols (NG, Xn, F1-interface)
  • Description, AMF, SMF, PCF, AUSF, UDM, UPF, NEF, NRF, AF.
  • Frequency bands FR1 and FR2?
  • New Radio (NR) features, NR Numerologies NR radio frame and sub frame structure
  • Slots and slot formats
  • Self-contained slots and flexible numerology Physical Channels and Signals
  • Resource Grid, Resource Element, Resource Block
  • Massive MIMO Beamforming
  • CA control channel usage (up to 32 carriers)


  1. Introduction of all tools.
  2. How exactly testing do & Types of testing?
  3. Practical use cases of Different tool.
  4. QXDM, QCAT, Wireshark & ADB, ELT, ARM logger tool intro.
  5. How we can help to developer to debug Issue.
    1. Logs capturing process.
  6. QXDM, QCAT & Wireshark Tools installation.
  7. QCN Backup, NV value important.
  8. Qflash tool, how we do device Flashing Qualcomm & Mediatek Chipset.
    1. Call Flow with QXDM.
  9. DMC creation in QXDM.
  10. Call Flow (QCI9, 5 &1).
    1. Jobs opportunity in protocol testing.
  11. Job roles in organization
  12. Test case plan of different team.
  13. Issue discussion, How testing team report issue, new test case writing.
    1. Resume making tips.

– Resume writing skills, Material sharing & important website for study.

Why Long Term Evolution (LTE) Telecom Protocol Testing Course

This is a must do course any one aspiring to get into telecom LTE protocol testing domain. The course is lead by an expert trainer and will take you through all the way from Fundamentals to deep down LTE core protocol related aspects. The Course will transition you from being a novice to a competent Telecom protocol tester. This is hands on course that includes Python based automation and hence will give you all the ammunition needed to get your next job as a Telecom Protocol tester.

This is one of the best LTE protocol testing courses available and we offer the course at two location Mumbai and In Delhi


Who should do this course

Is there an Pre requisite

What is the course duration

Will I be able to get a hands on exposure

LTE Telecom Protocol Testing Projects

The course is a project oriented one and you will be doing an industry relevant project where in you work on L2 / L3 Telecom Protocols testing and develop a set of test suites and (optionally) learn to automate them using Python scripting.


On successful completion of the Telecom Protocol testing training course (LTE), you will receive a certificate of completion.

Who do this course

  • RF engineer
  • Drive test engineer
  • Network Admins
  • Technical Support engineer
  • Network Monitoring engineers
  • Transmission engineers
  • Fresh Graduates
  • Testers
Pre Requisites
  • Should have an engineering or Post graduation degree,
  • Exposure to any programming language would be good, but not essential

Why Choose This Course

This is wonderful course to get into inducted in the Telecom Protocol LTE testing world. This course can help you get started all the way from basics to knowing all about advanced core LTE protocol, end to end call flows and build a strong foundation for a career in LTE protocol testing. The course is hands on and hence you will get to see first-hand LTE and its capabilities as well as help you appreciate the current activities/ implementation in the market. It will also give you a well-rounded view of the telecom protocol testing best practices and also equip with an industry relevant job specific skills.

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