Advanced Cellular Systems from UMTS to HSPA
This course is an in-depth look at the 3GPP cellular technologies family of standards, from GSM to UMTS and HSPA+. We begin our journey by gaining an understanding about the underlying GSM technology. We then cover the most important enhancement to 2G-GSM, specifically GPRS and EDGE, which facilitate efficient access to packet data networks. 3G UMTS brings not only higher data rates but also QoS, better security, multimedia and the possibility of fallback on 2G. The efficiency of UMTS is dramatically improved with the advent of HSPA, and we will take a detailed look at how this is achieved in current deployments.