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GSM 105 - GSM Systems Operations

Code Start Date Duration Venue
GSM 105 13 March 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
GSM 105 08 May 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
GSM 105 03 July 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
GSM 105 28 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
GSM 105 23 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
GSM 105 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) is the world’s dominant wireless technology. It’s no exaggeration to state that every wireless technology that has some since GSM has been impacted by it, at least in a conceptual way. This course will give participants a thorough understanding of the architecture, protocols and operation of the GSM networks, this course explains the concepts and implementation of the network in detail. The program explores the technology in a logical format, including the Radio Access network, Core network, and the required underlying systems. The protocols are examined in depth and signalling flows are used where necessary to illustrate the operation

Course Objectives

  • Being familiar with the various components of a GSM network and their interrelationships
  • Understanding the role of GSM in mobile radio
  • Being familiar with the integration of the wireless and the fixed parts of GSM networks
  • Learning the specifications and protocols in GSM
  • Understanding signaling and systems aspects of GSM

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers
  • technicians
  • technical managers
  • maintaining GSM networks
  • Anyone who need to know about infrastructure and operation of a GSM networks

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • GSM network architecture and system overview
  • Key aspects of GSM’s air interface
  • Time slots and their structure within the frame
  • Frame structures and framing hierarchy
  • Physical channels and their properties
  • Uplink versus downlink timing alignment

Day 2

  • Broadcast Control Channel (BCCH)
  • Frequency Correction Channel (FCCH)
  • Synchronization Channel (SCH)
  • Common Control Channels (CCCH)
  • Stand-alone Dedicated Control Channel (SDCCH)
  • Traffic Channels (TCH), full rate, half rate, and other data-carrying traffic channels
  • Associated Control Channels (ACCH)

Day 3

  • Mapping of Logical Channels to Physical Channels
  • Burst structures, usage, and operation
  • Overview of speech coding
  • Overview of error control coding, including error correction and error detection
  • Overview of modulation techniques, leading up to the GSM modulation technique

Day 4

  • GSM speech coding
  • Adaptive, multirate codec and voice quality performance optimization
  • GSM Error control coding
  • Gaussian, Minimum Shift Keying (GMSK)
  • GMSK versus frequency correction burst
  • Call establishment procedures and algorithms
  • Handovers, and system optimization considerations
  • SDCCH structures, parameters, and resource allocation optimization

Day 5

  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 message structures
  • Information Elements (IE) and their functionality
  • Layer 3 message structures and issues
  • Layer 3 to layer 2 interfaces
  • Layer 2 messages, associated structures, and mapping to layer 1
  • Evolutionary path of GSM