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GSM 111 - UMTS System

Code Start Date Duration Venue
GSM 111 06 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
GSM 111 25 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)  training course provides a technical overview of UMTS, HSPA and HSPA+ technology and its evolution UMTS Training covers 3G system overview, High Speed Packet Access HSPA. You will Learn about UMTS services, UMTS Planning, Architecture, Design and Deployment, UMTS Air Interface, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), UMTS Security, UMTS Billing and Management.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the evolution from GSM to UMTS
  • Understand the basics of UMTS radio communication
  • Examine UMTS Radio Access Network (UTRAN)
  • Understand the UMTS Core Network
  • Examine the services in the UMTS core network environment
  • Understand UMTS Protocols
  • Understand Services and Security   in the UMTS Environment

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Technical and non-technical telecommunications professionals
  • Anyone involved in development, testing, and deployment requiring comprehensive details of UMTS Network Architecture

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

Overview of UMTS Technologies

UMTS: The Core Network

  • From GSM to UMTS
  • UMTS Radio and Core Network (CN)
  • CN Architecture in 3GPP Release
  • Packet-switched and circuit-switched Core Network
  • MSC & VLR
  • HLR and HSS
  • IP Multimedia System (IMS)
  • The Virtual Home Environment (VHE) and OSA
  • Billing and Charging in UMTS
  • Location Services
  • Quality of service (QoS)
  • Security
  • Evolution to HSPA/HSPA+ and LTE

Services in UMTS

  • QoS Architecture
  • Security Architecture
  • WAP
  • LCS
  • MExE
  • USAT

Protocols in UMTS

  • Protocol Reference Architecture
  • Transport Network Protocols
  • Radio Network Protocols
  • System Network Protocols

The UTRAN (UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network)

  • Radio Network Subsystem (RNS)
  • Differences to GSM
  • The Radio Network Controller (RNC) Functions
  • Macrodiversity
  • RAKE receiver
  • Soft and softer handover
  • Cell breathing
  • Adaptive Multirate Coding

Day 2


  • What is CDMA and W-CDMA?
  • Comparison
  • Introducing Spread Spectrum Systems
  • Characteristics of Spread Spectrum Systems
  • Orthogonal and Pseudo-Random Codes
  • Scrambling
  • The Relationship between Multi-User
  • Access and Performance
  • Example for DS-CDMA Operation

Day 3

 Spreading and Modulation in UTRAN

  • I/Q-Code Multiplexed QPSK
  • Complex-Scrambling
  • Time- Multiplexed QPSK
  • Physical Layer Procedure
  • Cell Search Procedure
  • Synchronization
  • RACH Access Procedure (RACHing in)
  • CPCH Access Procedure

Day 4

 Logical and Physical Channels, Transport Channels

  • Concepts
  • Types of Logical and
  • Transport Channels
  • Common and Dedicated Traffic Channels
  • Transport Blocks and Formats
  • Radio Bearers
  • The Physical Layer
  • Flexible Spreading Rates
  • Frame Structures
  • Support of Variable Bit Rates and Service Multiplexing

Day 5

 QoS in UMTS

  • QoS Architecture
  • Conversational Class
  • Streaming Class
  • Interactive Class
  • Background
  • Class
  • UMTS Bearer Service Attributes

Procedures Examples

  • Paging
  • RRC Connection Establishment
  • RRM Procedures
  • MM Procedures
  • Signaling Connection Establishment
  • Radio Bearer Establishment