HSDPA High Speed Downlink Packet Access

1 Day Course
Code PWS125

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WCDMA Rel 99 Downlink Packet Data Capabilities

HSDPA Concepts

HSDPA Impact on Radio Access Network

Rel 4 HSDPA Feasibility Study Stage

HSDPA Physical Layer Structure (4 topics)

  • High Speed Downlink Shared Channel
  • High Speed Shared Control Channel
  • Uplink High Speed Dedicated Physical Control Channel
  • HSDPA Physical Layer Operational Procedure

HSDPA Terminal Capability

HSDPA Performance (5 topics)

  • Factors Governing Performance
  • Theoretical Data Rates
  • Spectral Efficiency, Code Efficiency & Dynamic Range
  • Cell Throughput & Coverage
  • Delay & QoS

Terminal Receiver Aspects

Evolution beyond Rel 5 (2 topics)

  • Multiple Receiver & Antenna Techniques
  • Fast Cell Selection


A good understanding of 3G technologies and attendance of the WCDMA for UMTS technical description course. The course is designed for engineers with a view of implementing the HSDPA facility within their 3G/Rel 4 network.

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Excellent course, informative and well-paced.”

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