UMTS Technologies

5 Day Course
Code PWS038

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Introduction to 3G Network Architecture (4 topics)

  • Conceptual model
  • Structural network architecture
  • Resource management architecture
  • UMTS service & bearer architecture

Basics of UMTS Radio Communications (9 topics)

  • Radio communication fundamentals
  • Cellular radio communications principles
  • Multiple access techniques
  • Regulation
  • Essentials of the 3G radio path
  • Frequency band & regulatory issues
  • Basic concepts
  • WCDMA radio channels
  • WCDMA frame structure

UMTS Radio Access Network (UTRAN) (3 topics)

  • UTRAN architecture
  • Base station
  • Radio network controller

UMTS Core Network (5 topics)

  • CN Architecture in 3GPP R99
  • Mobility Management (MM)
  • Communication Management (CM)
  • Architecture aspects in R4
  • Architecture aspects in R5 and above

The UMTS Terminal (4 topics)

  • Terminal architecture
  • Differentiation of terminals
  • Terminal capabilities
  • User interface

Services in the UMTS Environment (4 topics)

  • Services and the commercial model
  • QoS architecture
  • Service capabilities as UMTS service platform
  • UMTS services and service concepts

Security in the UMTS Environment (3 topics)

  • Access security in UMTS
  • Security aspects on the system and network level
  • Protection of application and services

UMTS Protocols (5 topics)

  • Protocol reference architecture in 3GPP
  • UMTS protocol interworking architecture
  • Transport network protocol aspects
  • Radio network protocols
  • System network protocols

Procedure Examples (18 topics)

  • Elementary procedures
  • Paging
  • RRC connection setup
  • Transaction reasoning
  • Authentication and security control
  • Transaction setup with radio access bearer (RAB) allocation
  • RRC connection release
  • RRM procedures
  • Soft handover
  • SRNS relocation - circuit switched
  • Intersystem handover from UMTS to GSM
  • MM procedure examples
  • Cell update
  • URA update
  • Location update to the CN CS Domain
  • Routing area update to the CN PS Domain
  • CC Procedure example
  • Packet data example

The IP Multimedia Subsystem (18 topics)

  • Softswitch technologies
  • Media gateway controllers
  • Media gateways
  • The IMS Architecture
  • Call State Control Function (CSCF)
  • P-CSCF
  • I-CSCF
  • S-CSCF
  • Policy Decision Function (PDF)
  • Breakout Gateway Control Function (BGCF)
  • Application Servers
  • Media Resource Control Function (MRCF)
  • Media Resource Processor Function (MRPF)
  • Signalling Gateway
  • SIP

Long Term Evolution in 3G (3 topics)

  • The context for the Long Term Evolution of UMTS
  • Requirements and targets for the LTE
  • Technologies for the LTE


A good understanding of mobile network basics and concepts

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