Introduction to TETRA

2 Day Course
Code PWS070

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course has been designed to provide TETRA engineers and technical professionals with a comprehensive coverage of TETRA services, network architecture, operation, air interface, security, billing and management.


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Introduction to TETRA (13 topics)

  • Overview of Trunk Mobile Communications
  • Trunking concepts
  • Benefits of trunking
  • Current trunk mobile systems
  • Overview of iDEN
  • Overview of Tetrapol
  • Introduction to TETRA technology
  • ETSI standardisation
  • Role of the TETRA MoU
  • Current operational TETRA systems
  • Current TETRA equipment and systems
  • Current developments with TETRA
  • Possible future developments in TETRA technology

TETRA Features and Services (16 topics)

  • Features of TETRA technology
  • Voice and Data services
  • Bearer services, Teleservices, Supplementary services
  • Circuit-switched data
  • Packet switched data
  • IP packet data
  • Short Data Service, SDS
  • Voice coding
  • Resource management
  • Direct Mode Operation (DMO)
  • Support for Value Added Services
  • Spectral efficiency
  • Security aspects
  • Service availability
  • The range of applications for TETRA
  • TETRA as a PCS

TETRA Architecture (13 topics)

  • BS, LSC, MSC, LS, MT, TE
  • TETRA network and standard interfaces
  • TETRA standard gateways
  • TM Air Interfaces
  • Inter System Interface (ISI)
  • Terminal Equipment Interface (PEI)
  • Line Station Interface (LSI)
  • Network Management Interface (NMI)
  • Direct Mode Air Interface
  • Gateways to Public Networks
  • TETRA Direct Mode Operation
  • Gateway Mobile Station
  • Repeater station

Addressing, Numbering, Dialling and TETRA MMI (6 topics)

  • TETRA Numbering and Addressing
  • Leading Digit Dialling
  • Call scenarios

Overview of the TETRA Air Interface (10 topics)

  • Spectrum allocations and channel assignments
  • Physical and Logical channels
  • TDMA structure
  • Medium Access Control sublayers
  • Logical Link Control layer
  • Frame, slot and burst structures
  • Air interface message sets
  • Idle mode and dedicated mode procedures
  • Power budgets and range estimation
  • Cellular capacity issues

TETRA Voice coding (3 topics)

  • ACELP coding
  • Speech versus transmission frames
  • Interfaces to other voice systems

TETRA and Data Networks (7 topics)

  • Circuit data mode operation
  • Packet mode operation
  • X.25, TETRA data services, SCLNP
  • Inter-network protocols
  • Interworking with IP networks (IPI)
  • TETRA over IP (ToIP) solutions

TETRA Security and Billing (5 topics)

  • Overview of TETRA security
  • TETRA authentication
  • TETRA encryption
  • End-to-End encryption
  • Billing in TETRA networks

TETRA and Public Mobile Systems (5 topics)

  • Summary of GSM services and features
  • Comparison of TETRA with GSM
  • Convergence of TETRA and GSM
  • Evolution of TETRA towards 3G services
  • Unifying TETRA and UMTS

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Virtual Classroom (London)
2 Days $2,325
Virtual Classroom (London)
2 Days $2,325

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