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Total GSM  |    A 2 day training course

GSM training course description

GSM is in widespread use today. This seminar gives an comprehensive overview of GSM.

What will you learn
  • Explain what GSM is.
  • Describe the architecture of the GSM network.
  • Describe the GSM protocol stack.
GSM training course details

GSM training course contents

  • Introduction
  • History of GSM, analogue networks, digital networks, PCS1900.

  • GSM services
  • Telephony, digital encoding, data rates, Group 3 fax, SMS, Supplementary services.

  • GSM architecture
  • Mobile station Mobile Equipment (ME), Subscriber Identity Module (SIM).

  • Base Station Subsystem
  • Base Transceiver Station (BTS), Base Station Controller (BSC).

  • Network Subsystem
  • Mobile Services Switching Centre (MSC), Home Location Register (HLR), Visitor Location Register (VLR), Equipment Identity Register (EIR), Visitor Location register (VLR), Authentication Centre (AuC)

  • Radio Link Aspects
  • Bands, FDMA, TDMA, Traffic channels, Control channels, Speech coding, Channel coding and modulation, Multipath equalisation, Frequency hopping.

  • GSM signalling
  • SS7 overview, GSM SS7 nodes, Base Station Subsystem Application Part (BSSAP), Transaction Capabilities Application Part (TCAP), Mobile Application Part (MAP).

  • Interfaces
  • Um, Abis and A interfaces.

  • Mobility and call processing in GSM
  • Attach & location update process, mobile originate, mobile termination, handovers.

  • GSM services
  • Tele services, Bearer services, supplementary services, SMS, security.

  • GSM futures

Learning path



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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.