Third Generation Technologies Overview

1 Day Course
Code PWS007

This course has been retired. The 5G Concepts course is recommended for anyone interested in the latest 5G technology.


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Introduction (5 topics)

  • What is UMTS?
  • Drivers for mobile data
  • Frequency allocation
  • Standardisation process
  • Steps towards UMTS

UMTS services and technologies (8 topics)

  • UMTS services
  • Intelligent network (CAMEL)
  • Universal Personal Telecommunication
  • Virtual Home Environment
  • Bluetooth
  • SIM Toolkit
  • Location function
  • Security

UMTS General Architecture (5 topics)

  • Core network/ Radio Access Networks
  • Radio Access Technologies (3rd Generation Cellular, DECT, EGPRS, Satellite)
  • UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network- Node B and RNC
  • Interfaces
  • Functional data/ signalling flow

Core network components (4 topics)

  • Packet switching and Circuit-switching
  • GSM/ GPRS backbone
  • Intelligent Network
  • Mobile IP

CDMA Principals and Characteristics (5 topics)

  • Principle
  • Direct Sequence Coding
  • Cell capacity and size
  • Power control requirement/ soft handover
  • modulator and rake receiver

Migration paths towards UMTS (3 topics)

  • Connecting UTRAN to 2nd generation core network
  • Step introduction of mobile IP
  • New/ enhanced location registers


This level of course caters for sales, marketing and other non-technical staff who need a very basic introduction to Third Generation Technologies and their applications. This course also serves as a 'jargon buster', giving delegates the necessary skills to understand and talk around the topic. It is assumed that delegates understand the basic fundamentals of GSM communication systems.

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