GSM, GPRS & EDGE System Survey

Duration: 3 days
Course description:
GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications), a de facto 2G global standard, still commands a significant bulk of the global cellular market. This course provides participants with an understanding of end-to-end GSM, GPRS and EDGE architecture, protocols and procedures.

Who would benefit:
New entrants, current and aspiring RF professionals, including IT staff, corporate decision makers, consultants and students

Cellular Concepts
GSM Architecture
GSM Transmission Process
GSM Air Interface
Traffic Cases in GSM to GPRS
GPRS/EDGE Architecture
GPRS/EDGE Radio Interface
GPRS Traffic Cases

GSM Signaling: Protocols and Parameters

Duration: 3 days
Course description:
This course reviews GSM network architecture, and proceeds to the signaling aspects on the radio interface, the base station system interfaces, and to the core network that provides SS7 signal processing. Participants will learn to interpret signaling traces captured at each of the GSM network interfaces.

Who would benefit:
Technical personnel involved in the Planning, Operation and Maintenance of GSM Networks

GSM System Overview
The Radio Interface (Um)
Abis Interface
SS7 Signaling in GSM
A Interface
Signaling Scenario 1: MS in Idle Mode
Signaling Scenario 2: Location Updating
Signaling Scenario 3: Call Setup
Signaling Scenario 4: Handover

GSM & GPRS Roaming

Duration: 3 days
Course description:
Roaming is a key feature of GSM and GPRS, giving consumers seamless same-number contactability in over a hundred countries. This course will provide participants with an understanding of various technical and commercial aspects of International Roaming.

Who would benefit:
Engineering staff involved in provisioning roaming services, IREG staff, IT staff, corporate decision makers and consultants

Role of GSMA
GSM networks overview
Traffic cases
Overview of SS7 and CAMEL
Implementation in networks
GPRS Roaming

3G Fundamentals (UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+)

Duration: 3 days
Course description:
This course covers the 3G UMTS technology, services and capabilities. Network components and the WCDMA air interface including channelization codes, scrambling codes, modulation, framing and channels (logical, transport and physical) are emphasized.

Who would benefit:
Technical personnel responsible for UMTS network implementation, maintenance and troubleshooting.

UMTS overview
UMTS Architecture
WCDMA Protocol Layers
AS/NAS protocol stack
WCDMA Radio Interface
Multiple access methods
Signaling Flow and Operations
High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)
High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA)
HSPA+: Evolved HSPA

UMTS/WCDMA Air Interface

Duration: 3 days
Course description:
W-CDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) is the radio access technology of 3GPP’s UMTS standard. This course provides an an understanding of WCDMA air interface concepts and procedures and an update from 3GPP R99 to the R8 standard

Who would benefit:
Technical staff responsible for WCDMA network implementation, maintenance and trouble shooting.

WCDMA TechnologyIP Networks
Power Control, Rake Receiver and Handover
WCDMA Physical Layer
Synchronization and Random Access
HSDPA Air Interface
HSUPA Air Interface
HSPA + Enhancements

HSPA: Architecture and Protocols

Duration: 3 days
Course description:
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) is an amalgamation of High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA), that extends the performance of 3G networks. This course covers HSDPA and HSUPA physical layer, protocols and its implications on deployment and impact on R99.

Who would benefit:
Engineers, technicians, radio planners, equipment designers and 3G application developers

HSDPA overview
HSDPA Channels
CQI Reporting
Link Adaptation (AMC)
HARQ Retransmission – Comparison with legacy releases
HSDPA Packet Scheduler
HSDPA Operation
HSDPA Radio Resource Management
HSDPA Deployment
Impact of HSDPA on R99 Network
HSUPA Concepts
HSUPA Protocols