pdf_gross.gifMultimedia Messaging System (MMS)
in 3GSM-Networks

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  • This unique training course focuses on the detailed description and analysis of signaling procedures and protocols involved in MMS.
  • Following a short review of SMS and WAP implementations, the training course investigates in full detail the tasks, message structure and parameters of all relevant protocols within the MMS environment (MMS Relay/Server, User Agents, VAS, MM-Box…) and towards external systems (VMS, SMSC, Fax- and E-mail server…).
  • All aspects of introducing and interworking of MMS within 2G/3G networks and its connection to ISP and VAS-providers are analyzed. One major aspect is the MMS-capable mobile station in combination with user terminals (e.g. laptop, PDA).
  • Another major focus of this training course is the analysis and description of the application address formats and their conversion e.g. while roaming. This part also focuses on the MMS data content itself (e.g. while interfacing with external networks).
  • Whenever applicable, we use real live examples and reference material from various sources to provide a realistic view on MMS issues.
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 is the interworking between SMS and MMS done?
  • What is the meaning of the various new MMS related terms like: MIME Subtype, SMIL, Media Synchronization and Presentation Format, AMR, SOAP…?
  • What is the meaning and function of the new protocols and messages (e.g. MM1_SUBMIT.REQ) that have been defined for MMS?
  • How can I send a FAX to an MMS-capable mobile station and how are data and addresses reformatted?
  • What is the impact of MMS introduction on existing protocols and network elements e.g. the HLR.
  • Where and how are charging data records generated?
  • How many media formats are supported by MMS and how are they identified and distinguished from each other?

backtotop.gifWho should attend this class?

  • Everybody who needs to implement MMS into existing 2G and 3G networks.
  • Engineers who need to prove the correct behavior of MMS in PLMN’s, access networks, core networks and mobile stations.
  • Design engineers of network equipment and MMS-capable mobile stations.
  • Field engineers who shall analyze MMS-recording files.
  • Test engineers who need to interpret MMS-recording files in the lab.


  • General understanding of GSM/GPRS networks, protocols, operation and parameters. If required, we advise our training courses “GSM from A-Z” and “GPRS from A-Z” to be taken upfront.
  • A good understanding of TCP/IP protocols and its applications e.g. SMTP. For this requirement the INACON training course “3GSM and TCP/IP- Protocols, Operation & Services” should be taken upfront.

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  • The student will be enabled to understand all relevant details of introducing and operating MMS within and among PLMN’s as well as servers and applications.
  • The student learns how to follow MMS-specific signaling, the procedures of MMS-data exchange and how to determine possible errors in such procedures.
  • The student obtains the ability to customize and optimize MMS according to the specific needs of different network operators. An important point will be the topology of networks and requirements for roaming.

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  • 2 days