GSM and UMTS Air Interface and Signalling
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This 8-day training course is a combined training course consisting of four of our other popular GSM and UMTS courses; 2-day PWS013 GSM Signalling, 2-day PWS012 GSM Air Interface, 2-day PWS034 UMTS Air Interface and 2-day PWS033 UMTS Core Network Signaling. For a basic description of the content covered, please review the modules tab above and for deep level content follow the links of the individual course details below.
PWS013 GSM Signalling provides an overview of signalling within GSM networks including SS7. This section of the course runs on the first Monday and Tuesday.
PWS012 GSM Air Interface provides a comprehensive study of Air Interface and its procedures and design including TDMA and FDMA. This section of the course runs on the first Wednesday and Thursday.
PWS034 UMTS Air Interface provides a comprehensive overview of procedures used over the air interface that has been selected to fulfil high flexibility requirements. This section of the course runs on the second Monday and Tuesday.
PWS033 UMTS Core Network Signalling looks at four CS-domain inter-works with VoIP; signaling, IMS, C5 and P5. This section of the course runs on the second Thursday and Friday.
GSM Air Interface (6 topics)
- Overview of GSM Network Architecture
- The Air Interface
- Layer 1
- Layer 2
- Layer 3
GSM Signalling (7 topics)
- Overview of Signalling
- Signalling System No. 7 (SS7)
- Analysis of SS7 Protocol
- Message Transfer Part (MTP)
- Transfer Capabilities Application Part (TCAP)
- Message Units in SS7
- GSM and SS7
UMTS Air Interface (9 topics)
- CDMA Principles
- CDMA Requirements
- Radio Interface Protocol Architecture
- FDD Physical layer Implementation
- TDD Physical Layer Implementation
- Layer 2 Protocols
- Radio Resource Control (RRC) Protocol
- Mobile Procedures
UMTS Core Network Signalling (9 topics)
- Voice over IP Signalling using SIP
- Media Gateway Control Protocol (H.248)
- Bearer Independent Call Control (BICC)
- Signalling Transport (Sigtran)
- Distributed CS core architecture
- Signalling Quality of Service
- Multiprotocol Label Switching
- Signalling in the CS Domain
- The IP Multimedia Subsystem
Delegates must have attended a GSM overview course or be experienced in GSM architecture and structure, as this course covers many of the topics in substantial detail.