3 Day Course
Code PWS043

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This course has been designed to inform the student of the technical aspects of the WCDMA Air Interface in a UMTS/3G network. This course includes topics as follows; Radio Access Network, UTRAN, Physical Layers and Radio Resource Control. It is assumed the student will have an understanding of basic mobile cellular technology.


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UMTS Services & Applications (3 topics)

  • UMTS Bearer Services
  • UMTS QoS Classes
  • Service Capabilities & Different Terminal Classes

Introduction to WCDMA (5 topics)

  • Main Parameters of WCDMA
  • Spreading & Despreading
  • Multipath Radio Channels
  • Power Control
  • Softer & Soft Handovers

Radio Access Network Architecture (5 topics)

  • System Architecture
  • UTRAN Architecture
  • General Protocol Model
  • UTRAN CN Interface
  • UTRAN Internal Interfaces

Physical Layer (5 topics)

  • Transport Channels
  • Spreading & Modulation
  • User Data Transmission
  • Signalling
  • Physical Layer Procedures

Radio Interface Protocols (5 topics)

  • Protocol Architecture
  • Medium Access Control Protocol
  • Radio Link Control Protocol
  • Packet Data Convergence Protocol
  • Radio Resource Control Protocol

Radio Network Planning (4 topics)

  • Dimensioning
  • Capacity & Coverage Planning
  • GSM Co-planning
  • Multi-operator Planning

Radio Resource Management (5 topics)

  • Power Control
  • Hand Overs
  • Measurement of Air Interface Load
  • Admission Control
  • Load Control

Packet Access (3 topics)

  • Overview of WCDMA Packet Access
  • Packet Scheduling Algorithms
  • Packet Data Performance

Physical Layer Performance (4 topics)

  • Coverage
  • Capacity
  • High-Bit Rates
  • Performance Enhancements

UTRAN TDD Mode (3 topics)

  • Introduction to TDD
  • UTRAN TDD Physical Layer
  • UTRAN TDD Interference Evaluation


Delegates should have a technical understanding of 2nd and 3rd generation mobile network technologies.

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