GPRS Technical Overview

3 Day Course
Code PWS021

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Scheduled Online Onsite

Overview

This course has been designed to inform the student of the technical aspects of the GPRS overlay network on GSM and the main procedures and applications. It is assumed the student will have an understanding of basic mobile cellular technology.

Modules

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Introduction to GSM (10 topics)

  • GSM Architecture
  • Mobile Station
  • The BTS & BSC
  • The Transcoder Rate Adaptation Unit (TRAU)
  • Mobile Switching Centre (MSC)
  • The Registers
  • Layer Functionality & The OSI Model
  • Access Methods
  • TDMA Frames
  • Speech Coding

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) (12 topics)

  • Evolution of Wireless Data
  • GPRS Roaming
  • The GSM Phase II Overlay Network
  • Circuit Switched & Packet Switched
  • GPRS Radio Technologies
  • Cells & Routing Areas
  • Attaching to a Serving GRPS Support Node
  • Packet Data Protocol Context
  • Data Transfer
  • GPRS Terminals
  • Mobile Station Classes
  • Applications for GPRS

System Architecture (5 topics)

  • Network Architecture
  • Data Routing
  • New Interfaces
  • Initial Implementations
  • TDMA - GPRS Physical Channel Capacity

Main GPRS Procedures (11 topics)

  • Mobility Management
  • GPRS Attach
  • GPRS Attach Scenario
  • Mobile Station Initiated GPRS Detach
  • Network Initiated Detach
  • Activating a PDP Context Activation
  • GPRS Data Transfer
  • Security Functions
  • Authentication
  • Ciphering
  • Web Access

Radio and MS-PCUSN Interfaces (6 topics)

  • Packet Logical Channels
  • System Information Type 13
  • Network Control
  • Packet Traffic Channels
  • RLC/MAC Block Structure
  • Channel Coding Schemes

MS to SGSN Interface (5 topics)

  • Logical Link Control (LLC)
  • GPRS Ciphering Environment
  • Temporary Logical Link Identifier (TLLI)
  • Mobility Management
  • GPRS Attach Procedure

PCUSN – SGSN Interface (4 topics)

  • The Protocol Stack for Gb Interface
  • PDU Transmission
  • Flow Control Procedures
  • Modes of Operation

SGSN – GGSN Interface (5 topics)

  • GPRS Tunnelling Protocol (GTP)
  • GTP Identities
  • Roaming & Wireless VPNs
  • PDP Context the SGSN role
  • Transparent & Non-Transparent Access

Physical Layer Performance (4 topics)

  • Coverage
  • Capacity
  • High-Bit Rates
  • Performance Enhancements

Future Development (4 topics)

  • HSCSD
  • Enhanced Data Rate for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
  • E-GPRS
  • UMTS/3G

Prerequisites

This level of course is designed for delegates who have a technical background and who require a technical introduction to GPRS. Delegates have probably started, or are likely to come into contact with GPRS and need a formal introduction to its applications and capabilities. This course assumes that the delegates already have a grasp of associated GSM technologies and understand communications basics. Delegates will be from a technical background such as developers, analysts and engineers. They may also be experienced managers, project leaders or people liasing with technical staff and need to communicate at this level.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor .

Scheduled Dates

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Pricing

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.

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PWS021

(Classroom or Online)
3 Days $2,085

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