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35 - GSM - GSM, UMTS, LTE Related Technologies

GSM 120 - UMTS and LTE Implementation (10 Days)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
GSM 120 09 October 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
GSM 120 04 December 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Worldwide telecommunication systems and standards growing fastly.  Therefore, we provide this distinctive course for telecom professionals thorough system overview of the LTE/EPS (Long Term Evolution /Evolved Packed System) plus Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS). The participant will be introduced to a technical overview of UMTS, HSPA and HSPA+ technology and its evolution, 3G system overview, High Speed Packet Access HSPA. Moreover, LTE- Long Term Evolution which consists of two equipment: base station and core network consisting of the network functions, interfaces and radio capabilities of the system, MTS services, UMTS Planning, Architecture, Design and Deployment, UMTS Air Interface, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), UMTS Security and UMTS Billing & Management.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the evolution from GSM to UMTS and LTE
  • Understanding the basics, Services and Security of UMTS radio communication
  • Examining UMTS Radio Access Network (UTRAN)
  • Understanding UMTS Protocols
  • Explaining the LTE spectrum considerations
  • Explaining Evolved Packet System and Architecture
  • Explaining the OFDMA Physical Layer
  • Describing EPS System Interfaces, Node Functionality and Mobility
  • Explaining Radio Resource Management in LTE
  • Explaining LTE Bearer Concept

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
  • Anyone involved in development, testing, and deployment requiring comprehensive details of LTE Implementation & EPS System

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 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

Day 6

LTE Implementation & EPS System Technical Overview

  • Overview
  • Standards Towards Next Generation (ITU, NGN, 3GPP and 3GPP2, IETF, IEEE, WiMAX Forum, WiMAX Spectrum Owners Alliance)
  • Spectrum Considerations
  • Spectrum Allocation, Flexibility and Efficiency
  • EPS-Evolved Packet System, Architecture
  • EPS including UTRAN and IMS

Day 7

  • E-UTRAN Radio Access Modes
  • Transmission Bandwidths
  • OFDMA Principles
  • Intercell Interference Co-ordination in OFDMA
  • Downlink-Uplin Principle
  • Multi-Antenna Techniques in LTE
  • Multiple Receive and Transmit Antennas
  • Multiple Antennas and MIMO
  • EPS System Interfaces, X2 and S1.
  • Additional EPS Related Interfaces.

Day 8

  • EPS Node Functionality
  • Radio Node Functional Allocation
  • Network Sharing and S1 Flexibility in EPS
  • Core Nodes and Functional Allocation
  • IMS nodes and Functional Allocation
  • Policy Control and Charging
  • EPS Mobility
  • Mobility Management Overview
  • Mobility in Idle Mode
  • Mobility in Active Mode
  • VCC: Voice Call Continuity

Day 9

  • RRM: Radio Resource Management in LTE
  • RRM Functions in E-UTRAN
  • LTE Bearer Concept
  • Bearer Level QoS ( TS 23.401, Clause 4.7.3)
  • Mapping UMTS QoS to LTE
  • Establishment of LTE Radio Bearers
  • CQI and Neighbouring Cell Measurements

Day 10

  • Traffice Cases in LTE
  • Network Registration – Initial Procedure
  • Detach Procedure
  • Session Setup Procedure
  • Dedicated Bearer Activation
  • Paging and Location Update Procedures
  • Handover within E-UTRAN
  • Course Overview
  • Q&A