EDGE Technical Overview

1 Day Course
Code PWS025

This course has been retired. For the latest in wireless technology training, please see our 5G courses.


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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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