Mobile Networks Fundamentals

3 Day Course
Code PWS006

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This 3-day introduction to mobile communications covers a wide variety of mobile communications standards and devices that are evident within the communications industry today. The course is intended for delegates from a non-technical background or delegates who are new to a technical role and need a broad understanding of mobile communications. Further in depth courses in any of the technologies and systems mentioned are available.


Upon completion of the course, delegates will understand:

  • The basic principles of voice & packet data technologies
  • How cellular radio systems work
  • The different digital systems and standards including 3GPPP
  • GSM Fundamentals, Services, Architecture and Elementary Procedures
  • 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE & LTE-A)
  • 5G Technology, Timescales and Applications including Network Slicing and IoT
  • WiFi, MESH and WiMAX
  • Mobile Satellite Communications systems


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The Basics - Voice Technology (9 topics)

  • Understanding telephony
  • Analogue and digital systems
  • Turning voice into digital
  • PCM and compression
  • Multiplexing
  • The wireline network
  • Telecom signalling
  • Integrated Services Digital Network
  • Intelligent Networks

Cellular radio systems (6 topics)

  • The challenge of radio wave propagation
  • Propagation problems
  • Historical development of mobile radio
  • The structure of cellular systems
  • Cells & base stations
  • Cellular planning

Wireless, Radio Systems Paging, Trunked Radio And PMR (5 topics)

  • The fundamentals of paging and paging systems: numeric and alphanumeric, one and two way paging, wide area broadcast
  • Paging protocols: Flex and ERMES
  • Trunked radio systems
  • TETRA networks and TETRA applications
  • Private Mobile Radio (PMR) and Private Access Mobile Radio (PAMR) Systems

Cordless Telephony (3 topics)

  • Cordless and cellular communications differences
  • Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT)
  • Examining Bluetooth and Wireless LAN's

Digital Cellular Systems and Standards (6 topics)

  • Speech, channel coding and modulation
  • Multiple Access Techniques: FDMA,TDMA, CDMA
  • Different digital mobile standards
  • GSM Fundamentals
  • GSM 900, 1800 and 1900
  • Identifying which regions use each standard

GSM Fundamentals (3 topics)

  • GSM Requirements
  • GSM Development process
  • GSM Spectrum

GSM Services (3 topics)

  • Bearer services
  • Teleservices
  • Supplementary services

GSM Architecture (4 topics)

  • Mobile Station
  • Base Station Subsystem (BSS)
  • Network and Switching Subsystem (NSS)
  • Interfaces (Um/ slots, Abis, A-Interface, SS7)

Elementary procedure overview (4 topics)

  • Service initiation (RACH/paging)
  • Authentication/ encryption
  • LA Update
  • Handover

Next generation cellular and satellite communication systems (8 topics)

  • 3G & 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE & LTE-A)
  • 5G Concepts and Timescales for Rollout
  • IoT, Network Slicing and Virtualization
  • WiFi, MESH and WiMAX Networks
  • Satellite communications: LEOs, MEOs, and GEOs
  • VSATs
  • Examining broadband satellite systems
  • Interworking satellite with terrestrial networks


This course is intended for delegates with little or no experience of mobile communications systems. Previous knowledge of fixed line communications systems and principles are helpful but not essential.

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.


Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb
Virtual Classroom (Bangalore)
3 Days $2,860
Virtual Classroom (Bangalore)
3 Days $2,860
Virtual Classroom (Dubai)
3 Days $2,860
Virtual Classroom (London)
3 Days $2,860
Virtual Classroom (London)
3 Days $2,860
Virtual Classroom (Reston, VA)
3 Days $2,860
Virtual Classroom (Reston, VA)
3 Days $2,860
Virtual Classroom (Singapore)
3 Days $2,860
Virtual Classroom (Singapore)
3 Days $2,860

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