Overview:
Commercial LTE Release 8 networks have been launched worldwide. The features of 3GPP Release 9 further enhance LTE, and first implementations are now being designed. Time to take a closer look. One of the key features in LTE Release 9 is called evolved MBMS. MBMS stands for multimedia broadcast multicast services and enables broadcast and multicast services over a cellular network. Though it was initially defined in 3GPP Release 6 for UMTS, the OFDM-based LTE structure now offers a characteristic better suited to these services.

This webinar will give you a detailed technical background on what eMBMS is and how it works in conjunction with standard LTE. It will also offer insight on measurement applications related to eMBMS. The focus is on testing the receiver of the terminal, physical layer implementation and related algorithms using Rohde & Schwarz cutting edge test and measurement solutions, such as the R&S®SMU200A vector signal generator.

Attendees will learn:

  • Concept of evolved MBMS in LTE as specified in 3GPP Release 9
  • Modifications and add-ons to the physical layer to support evolved MBMS in LTE
  • Related test and measurement challenges for terminal receiver implementation
  • RF and protocol conformance aspects for LTE device testing due to evolved MBMS

Who should attend:

  • Engineering and lab managers
  • Research and principal engineers
  • RF and transceiver design engineers
  • Software and protocol development engineers
  • Network and systems & test engineers
  • Application and support engineers

Prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of the LTE concept as defined in 3GPP Release 8

Presenter: 
Andreas Roessler, Technology Manager, North America, Rohde & Schwarz
Andreas Roessler is technology manager for North America at Rohde & Schwarz, Inc. with focus on LTE/LTE-Advanced. His responsibilities include strategic marketing and product portfolio development regarding LTE/LTE-Advanced. He joined Rohde & Schwarz in 2008. Prior to this he worked as product manager at Willtek Communications. He has more than 7 years of experience in the mobile industry and in wireless technologies. He graduated from Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany, and holds a master degree in communication engineering.