Advanced Cellular Systems from UMTS to HSPA

מק"ט: #7890 | משך קורס: 24 שעות אק'

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.

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קהל יעד

This course is intended for those seeking thorough conceptual knowledge of 3GPP from GSM to Release 7 of UMTS. The diverse nature of this course makes it suitable for beginners in various organizations, including those in procurement, IT, project management, sales, marketing, finance, system design, system test, systems and network engineering, product planning, management, support and operations.


  • Differentiate among different 3GPP wireless technologies and describe the driving forces behind each
  • Sketch different networks and interfaces in 3GPP
  • Describe TDMA (GSM) and WCDMA radio technologies
  • Explain the motivation behind HSPA, HSPA+ and LTE
  • Compare and contrast different technologies
  • Explain details of air interface operations for each technology
  • Sketch the following call operations for each technology
  • Explain mobile and network operations including registration/location update, network acquisition, voice and data call setup, handovers and roaming for each technology
  • Describe interworking between different releases
  • Discuss how mobility is handled in each radio network
  • Sketch VoIP and IMS architecture and call scenarios
  • Show end-to-end email, VPN and other data call scenarios

תנאי קדם

  • A general understanding of wireless technologies is recommended but not essential

משך הקורס

משך הקורס הינו 24 שעות



  • 3GPP landscape, history and evolution
  • GSM services – Voice, SMS, SS
  • GSM network nodes and architecture
  • GSM air interface
  • Making a call in GSM



  • 2G limitations and packet data networks
  • GPRS network elements and architecture
  • GPRS air interface
  • Enhanced data rates/EDGE
  • Packet session in EGPRS



  • 3G requirements and services
  • WCDMA radio technology
  • UMTS Radio Access Network (RAN)
  • UMTS core network architecture
  • End-to-end call setup and QoS
  • Inter-RAT handover



  • The problem with UMTS R99
  • HSPA key concepts in UL and DL
  • Network and handset impact of HSPA
  • HSDPA channels and operations
  • HSUPA channels and operations
  • Data transfer (DL and UL)
  • Mobility management and interworking


Voice, Video and Data Services in 3GPP

  • Enterprise services – VPN, email, etc.
  • Video and VoIP/IMS network architecture
  • End-to-end call/session setup
  • Broadcast services over wireless


VoIP and IMS in UMTS

  • Motivation for HSPA+
  • HSPA+ architecture
  • HSPA+ air interface operations
  • Deployment and interworking
  • Towards 4G , LTE, MIMO, and OFDMA