GPRS Overview

1 Day Course
Code PWS020

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GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a new service designed to operate as an overlay of GSM networks to provide high-speed and low-speed packet mode data transfer in an efficient manner. GPRS optimises the use of network resources and radio resources, and supports volume-based charging, ideal for bursty traffic transmission. This course outlines the major attributes and elements of a GPRS network.


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Introduction (90 mn) (11 topics)

  • Drivers for GPRS
  • GPRS services
  • GPRS mobile classes
  • GSM overview
  • GSM data service
  • User/ operator requirements
  • Packet switching principle
  • What does GPRS offers?
  • HSCSD versus GPRS
  • GPRS services and characteristics
  • GPRS status and development

GPRS Architecture (90 mn) (9 topics)

  • Basic architecture and nodes
  • GPRS mobiles
  • GPRS identities
  • Subscription managements
  • GPRS interfaces
  • Mobility management
  • Security function
  • Session management
  • Charging

GPRS Backbone (60 mn) (5 topics)

  • TCP/ IP
  • IP address
  • Dynamic IP addressing (DHCP)
  • Domain Name Server (DNS)
  • Security (firewall and Remote Authentication Dial In User Service-RADIUS)

GPRS Data Transmission (90 mn) (7 topics)

  • Data transmission requirements
  • GPRS interface requirements
  • Physical/ logical channels
  • GSM/ GPRS resource sharing
  • Steps prior data transmission (GPRS Attach, Location Update, PDP context
  • activation, resource request/ allocation)
  • Uplink/ Downlink resource sharing principle

GPRS Interworking and evolution (45 mn) (6 topics)

  • Types of interworking (Public/ Private)
  • Standard IP interworking
  • Transparent/ non-transparent interworking with corporate networks
  • Dial-up access to ISP/ corporate networks
  • EDGE
  • UMTS/ IMT-2000


A basic understanding of GSM.

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