EDGE Technical Overview

1 Day Course
Code PWS025

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The success of both mobile communication and Internet access is an unprecedented event in the world of communication. By the year 2003, one billion of GSM customers are predicted world-wide. It is envisaged that mobile data will play an important role in future communication. To respond to this expectation, General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) has been designed. GPRS uses a packet-mode technique to transfer high-speed and low-speed data and signalling in an efficient manner over cellular radio networks. To further increase transmission rates over the air interface, Enhanced Data rates for Global Evolution (EDGE) has been defined. Initially designed operate over GSM/ GPRS radio networks, it now considered as a technology suitable for other 2nd generation networks, providing an upgrade path toward 3rd generation systems. This course gives a broad overview of the GSM/ GPRS system and explains in greater depth the design and operation of EDGE to provide higher data rates.


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Introduction (4 topics)

  • Drivers (mobile data, 3G spectrum issue)
  • Applications
  • EDGE - a move towards UMTS or/and a solution to provide 3G Services
  • UMTS Services

GSM/ GPRS Overview (3 topics)

  • Architecture
  • Protocol Stack
  • GSM/GPRS Air Interface (frequency/ time-slots, FEC, Interleaver, modulation, CS-1 to CS-4)

GERAN Architecture (3 topics)

  • General Architecture and Interfaces
  • User Plane Protocol Architecture- PS (Packet Switched) Domain
  • Radio Interface Protocol Architecture

Air Interface/physical layer (3 topics)

  • Logical/ traffic channels
  • Mapping of logical channels onto physical subchannels
  • EDGE Air Interface (FEC/ MCS1-MCS9, Air Interface degradation/ error recovery, Interleaver, modulation)

EDGE Air Interface Protocols (4 topics)

  • Radio Resource Control (RRC)
  • Packet data convergence Protocol (PDCP)
  • Radio Link Control (RLC)
  • Medium Access Control (MAC)

Conclusion- towards UMTS (2 topics)

  • What is UMTS
  • Where does EDGE stand vis-a-vis UMTS


This course is designed for delegates who have a technical background and who require a technical introduction to EDGE. Delegates should already have experience supporting GSM Systems and this course assumes that the delegates already have a grasp of associated 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 who need to communicate at this level.

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