GSM Overview

1 Day Course
Code PWS010

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GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) is a digital cellular communications system. It was developed in order to create a common European mobile telephone standard but it was rapidly accepted world-wide. This course gives a broad overview of the GSM system and has been designed for low-level non-technical delegates, such as sales and marketing, and other non-technical roles that need a low-level introduction to GSM technology and services.


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GSM Introduction (4 topics)

  • Evolution of cellular systems
  • 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

Evolution of GSM (4 topics)

  • GPRS
  • Camel
  • EDGE


This level of course caters for sales, marketing and other non-technical staff who need a very basic introduction to the topic and its applications. This course also serves as a 'jargon buster', giving delegates the necessary skills to understand and talk around the topic. No prior knowledge of the topic is assumed.

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