GSM, GPRS & EDGE Performance & Optimisation

2 Day Course
Code PWS026

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GERAN Evolution (6 topics)

  • GSM/EDGE Standards Evolution (up to Rel'4)
  • Evolution of GERAN Standardisation (Rel'5, Rel'6 and beyond)
  • GERAN QoS Evolution Towards UMTS
  • Mobile Station Location
  • GSM, GPRS and EDGE Performance
  • Basics of GSM Radio Communication and Spectral Efficiency

GSM, GPRS & EDGE Performance (6 topics)

  • GSM/AMR and SAIC Voice Performance
  • GPRS and EGPRS Performance
  • Packet Data Services and End-user Performance
  • Dynamic Frequency and Channel Allocation
  • Narrowband Deployment
  • Link Performance Enhancements

Evolution to 3rd Generation (5 topics)

  • 3G Evolution Paths
  • Control Channel's Performance and Dimensioning
  • Automation and Optimisation
  • IMT-2000 3G Radio Access Technologies
  • 3G Technology Strategy and Evolution Paths

Appendices (5 topics)

  • Appendix A: MAIO Management Limitations
  • Appendix B: Hardware Dimensioning Studies
  • Appendix C: Mapping Link Gain to Network Capacity Gain
  • Appendix D: Interference between GSM/EDGE and Other Cellular Radio Technologies
  • Appendix E: Simulation Tools


All delegates should have a good understanding of GSM & GPRS technologies, including the air-interface, the Circuit Switched & Packet Switched networks, and basic wireless & cellular knowledge.

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