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Essential UMTS  |    A 3 day training course

UMTS training course description

An in-depth study of the UMTS technologies and network structure.

What will you learn
  • Explain what 3G and UMTS are.
  • Describe the migration path to UMTS.
  • Describe the UMTS architecture.
UMTS training course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Anyone who needs to know more about UMTS.

  • Prerequisites:
  • Total GSM

  • Duration
  • 3 days

  • Dates & prices
  • Click here

UMTS training course contents

  • Introduction
  • 3G WCDMA 2G WCDMA comparison. European and international spectrum allocations.

  • UMTS Services
  • UMTS QoS classes, Conversational, Streaming, Interactive and Background. UMTS bearer services.

  • Radio Access Network (RAN) Architecture
  • System architecture. The Radio Network Controller (RNC) and Node B functionality. Protocol model. The Iu interface for Circuit and Packet switching. The Iur interface and RNSAP. RNC node B interface and NBAP.

  • The Physical layer
  • Spread spectrum coding and modulation. Logical and physical channels. User data rates and transmission. Power control. Signalling, synchronisation, common control, access and indicator channels. Procedures for transmit diversity, measurement, power control and handover.

  • Radio Resource Management
  • Fast and outer loop power control. Transmit power and power rise. Handover algorithms. Intra frequency and inter system handovers. Load, measurement on the air interface. Admission and load control.

  • Packet Access
  • Packet data traffic. Packet data transport channels. Packet scheduling algorithms. Handover, load and administration control. Packet data performance.

  • UTRA TDD Mode
  • Time Division Duplex (TDD). UTRA TDD modulation and spreading, transport channels, physical channels and their structure. Noise and interference limited network. Interference, FDD and TDD co-existence.

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.