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Total GPRS  |    A 2 day training course

Total GPRS training course description

GPRS is a packet switched access mode for GSM systems, which will enable more efficient use of the radio resources leading to increased data speeds and capacity. It is an important migration step toward 3G networks. This course provides a detailed analysis of the workings and implications of GPRS.

What will you learn
  • Explain what GPRS is.
  • Describe the GPRS protocol stack.
  • Describe the GPRS architecture
Total GPRS training course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Anyone who needs to know more about GPRS.

  • Prerequisites:
  • Total GSM

  • Duration
  • 2 days

  • Dates & prices
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Total GPRS training course contents

  • GPRS network architecture
  • Review of GSM architecture, the new network entities required for GPRS. How the existing GSM network entities needs to be upgraded. How GPRS roaming will work. How intra and inter PLMNs work together. How billing works in the GPRS network.

  • IP over GPRS
  • Brief review of IP, IP stack over GPRS, IP addressing in GPRS, DHCP, GPRS configuration for IP. IP packet flows. WAP and GPRS.

  • GPRS interfaces
  • Messaging scenarios used over the GPRS Gb, Gs and Gp Interfaces. How the handset performs a GPRS attach and detach. GPRS roaming and how it works. Links used between GPRS Roaming Exchanges (GRX). GPRS terminal attach message flow in the NSS, PDP context message flow in the NSS, GPRS paging message flow, GPRS terminal detach message flow.

  • GPRS protocol stack
  • The components of the protocol stack. How each component works. How encapsulated packets are sent. How each component links to the next component.

  • GPRS air interface
  • The new GPRS channels required. How the new channels work. How to map GPRS logical channels onto physical channels. How they enable session activation. The difference between master PDCHs and slave PDCHs.

  • GPRS terminals
  • The 3 classes of terminal available. How the handset performs a GPRS attach and detach.

Learning path



Based on overall ratings

O. B. - Network Rail

"Just one word “BRILLIANT."

L. S. - Arqiva

"Excellent handouts. I like that they are not PowerPoint slides."

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning.