3GPP R4 / R5 - Core Network Overview

2 Day Course
Code PWS206

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Migration from Non-layered to Layered Architecture Networks (3 topics)

  • Review with Diagrams the architecture of the GSM (R99) Network
  • Examine the requirements for the Network Structural Migration
  • Overview the nodes and components of Layered Architecture

3GPP Layered Architecture (4 topics)

  • Examine the functionality of the Mobile Softswitch Solution (MSS)
  • Discuss the MSC Server and MGW
  • Draw and understand functional diagrams of network related procedures
  • Describe additional network entities and functions

Transmission Topology Explained (4 topics)

  • Discuss transmission systems that are available within the core network
  • Examine the advantages and disadvantages for TDM, ATM and IP
  • Understand the basic functionality of transmission bearers
  • Examine functionality role of the MGW within the transmission network

Interworking with Current Services and Operations (3 topics)

  • Introduce how the new layered architecture interfaces with GPRS services
  • Examine the basics of migrating SS7 Signalling towards IP
  • Explain how Intelligent Network Functionality such as Pre-Paid works with MSS nodes

Migration Requirements (2 topics)

  • Discuss the advantage and role of future IP Core Migration
  • Understand future services such as the migration towards multimedia VoIP


An understanding of GSM and 3GPP (UMTS) mobile networks would be an advantage but is not essential.

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