Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA), Capacity Planning and WiMAX Integration

5 Day Course
Code PWS072

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course is designed to give the delegate information on concepts, technologies and deployment of the secure terrestrial radio system now used in both emergency responder and private mobile radio arenas. It investigates the basic requirements of a PMR and its interoperability with other systems and then compares the modern requirements and necessity for a digital technology such as TETRA. This course also includes the WiMAX overview for integration and interworking.


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What is TETRA? (9 topics)

  • Professional Mobile Radio
  • TETRA Functions
  • TETRA Features
  • TETRA Variants
  • TETRA Markets
  • Other PMR Systems
  • TETRA Standards
  • TETRA User Environments

TETRA Network Architecture (14 topics)

  • Architectural structure
  • Network Interfaces
  • Standalone and multiple site systems
  • TETRA Components:
  • Mobile Station; Peripheral Equipment Interface;
  • Line connected Station; Access Networks
  • Base Stations; Antenna Characteristics
  • On Frequency Repeaters; Gateways
  • Switching & Management Infrastructure
  • Data Network Interconnections
  • Location Registers
  • Network areas
  • TETRA Addresses and Identities
  • Comparing TETRA with GSM & UMTS

TETRA Air Interface (9 topics)

  • Air Interface Overview
  • TETRA Radio Spectrum
  • Channel Size, Cell coverage & Power Classes
  • Modulation
  • TDMA Format, TETRA FDD operation
  • TETRA Framing, TDMA Burst Formats
  • Logical Channels, Physical channels
  • Logical Channel Mapping
  • TETRA Protocol Stacks

TETRA Functions (12 topics)

  • Trunked Mode Operation (TMO)
  • Individual Calling; Group Calling
  • Circuit Mode Priorities
  • Supplementary Services
  • Discrete and Ambient Listening
  • Circuit Mode/Packet Mode Data Services
  • Short Data Service
  • WAP
  • Automatic Vehicle Locator
  • Direct Mode Operation
  • DMO Air Interface
  • Packet Data Optimised

TETRA Procedures (10 topics)

  • MS Operational Modes
  • Mobility Management
  • Cell Selection & Reselection
  • Cell reselection in Traffic Mode
  • Security & Authentication
  • Encryption Options
  • Failover Options
  • Call Setup and reception message flows
  • TETRA Inter System Interface
  • TETRA Network Management

TETRA Network Planning (11 topics)

  • Frequency Spectrum
  • Frequency Planning & Frequency Re-use
  • C/I Requirement
  • Coverage requirement
  • Coverage planning
  • TETRA Link Budget
  • Capacity planning
  • Grade of service requirements
  • Traffic load prediction
  • Challenges for TETRA planning
  • Tools for TETRA Planning

Indoor Radio Planning (5 topics)

  • Why is indoor coverage important?
  • Indoor planning procedure
  • The RF Design Process
  • Design Strategy
  • The Indoor Link Budget

Tetra Performance (10 topics)

  • Received Signal Strength measurement
  • Signal Quality measurement
  • Round trip MS - BS Path Delay
  • Receiver sensitivity
  • TETRA Reference Channels
  • TETRA Receiver Classes
  • Interference to other systems
  • Monitoring TETRA Performance
  • Field measurements
  • Tools for field measurements

Future Developments (5 topics)

  • Overview of future developments and market evolution
  • WiMAX fixed broadband wireless
  • WiMAX overview
  • OFDM technologies
  • Integration with TETRA, (working side-by-side)


A general knowledge of cellular communications would be an advantage for this course

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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 (London)
5 Days $4,105
Virtual Classroom (London)
5 Days $4,105

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