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UMTS System Engineering

Key Information

  • Level: Intermediate (Level 2)
  • Duration: 2 Day Course
  • Delivery: Instructor led
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Familiarity with the architecture and operation of 2G systems (GSM), such as is provided by our course Introduction to GSM System Engineering is assumed.

Outline and Objectives:

The shift to 3G networks for voice and data services is progressing rapidly around the world, as operators follow the 3GPP architecture road map towards all-IP networks with higher data rates and increased services, and convergence with other access networks and fixed-line services and content. This course gives a well-rounded view of all aspects of 3G networks and compares them with 2G networks and network elements.

Who Should Attend:

This course is suitable for attendees with a background in 2G mobile networks, and wishing to cross-train to 3G. Candidates in engineering, engineering management, product management, operations or general management will find this course useful.

Course Contents:

  • 3G Development and Standardization: 3GPP Roadmap
  • 3G Services: Beyond 3G and HSDPA
  • The 3G Air Interface and CDMA
  • 3G User Equipment
  • Regulation and Spectrum Management
  • UMTS Network Elements and Architecture
  • UTRAN Design and Implementation
  • 2G to 3G Core Network Evolution
  • All-IP Networks and IP/ATM/MPLS -based Transport
  • UMTS core network architecture and identities
  • The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
  • Power Management and Handover
  • Billing
  • Beyond 3G: LTE and WiMAX

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