pdf_gross.gifGPRS - Signaling & Protocol Analysis
(RAN and Mobile Station)

[3-day training course, Euro 3,450.- per participant]

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Course Description

  • This training course addresses the needs of engineers and technicians who are already experienced in GPRS.
  • This first part of the training course focuses on the aspects of GPRS as seen from the perspective of the mobile station and within the Radio Access Network (RAN).
  • The training course has been updated to Release 5.
As in all INACON training courses we integrated several interactive exercises for a perfect learning experience.
Please click here for a detailed Table of Contents (ToC)

Some of your questions that will be answered

  • How can I evaluate GPRS trace files on the various new interfaces (Gb, Gn, Gp) and on the Abis-Interface?
  • What is the meaning of the various new parameters, counters and timers in GPRS protocols like, PAN_DEC, PAN_MAX, N3104, T3192, T3168, Gamma, Alpha, ... ?
  • What is the meaning of the various new messages that have been defined for GPRS?
  • How can I decode hexadecimal GPRS mobility and session management messages on the Abis-Interface?
  • How can I optimize the operation of our GPRS network?
  • Which statistical information can be retrieved by means of protocol testers to judge our network performance?
  • In case of errors: How can I distinguish conformance problems of the mobile station from RAN issues?
  • What meaning, relationship and consequences do parameters like BS_PCC_CHANS, BS_PRACH_BLKS, BS_PBCCH_BLKS, BS_PAG_BLKS_RES have?

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  • Everybody who needs to optimize GPRS networks.
  • Design Engineers of GPRS network equipment and GPRS mobile stations.
  • Network Planners who need to build joined GSM / GPRS networks.
  • Field engineers who have to analyze GPRS recording files.
  • Test engineers who need to interpret GPRS recording files in the lab.


  • Very good understanding of GSM networks, protocols, operation and parameters. If required, we advise our training course “GSM – Signaling & Protocol Analysis” to be taken upfront.
  • Previous knowledge of GPRS is essential. If required, we advise our training course “GPRS from A – Z” to be taken upfront.
  • Previous experience with GPRS network and / or mobile station operation is optional but favorable.

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  • The student will be enabled to understand all relevant details of GPRS-procedures within the RAN and the mobile station.
  • The student is enabled to analyze recording files taken on the Air- and  Abis-Interface.

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  • 3 days