pdf_gross.gifUMTS, EGPRS & GSM -
Updates with Rel. 5, 6, 7 & beyond

[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 need to understand the most important new features and enhancements of the 3GPP-Releases 5, 6 and 7 and the ideas of 3GPP with respect to the long term evolution (LTE).
  • In that respect, the training course contains tabular overview sections that outline which network parts are affected by a change and whether the changes are mandatory or optional. In the next part, the training course provides a short overview of every feature and describes its operation and important characteristics.
  • The training course delves into more detail on some selected Release 5, 6 and 7-features. For Release 5, we explain in sufficient detail the IMS and HSDPA operation.
  • For Release 6, a detailed introduction into HSUPA, MBMS and the adoption of alternative RAT’s like WLAN or WIMAX as I-WLAN or GAN (formerly UMAN) is included.
  • This part includes a detailed description of the operation of important authentication and tunnel setup procedures EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA and IKEv2.
  • For Release 7, we describe the important enhancements in the IMS area plus we provide a description of how MIMO operates in general and how it shall be used within 3GPP-networks. In addition, we illustrate the operation downlink dual carrier operation for GERAN.
  • The training course concludes with a description of the long term evolution (LTE) concepts and ideas of 3GPP and an introduction to OFDM which will be used in 3GPP-networks.

Some of your questions that will be answered

  • What are the most important features and enhancements with 3GPP Release 5, 6 and 7?
  • Which of these features overlap in which way? (Example: MBMS <-> IMS)
  • How will the IMS influence the future evolution of GERAN and UTRAN?
  • What is the difference between UMA, Generic Access, “I-WLAN direct IP-access” and “I-WLAN 3GPP IP-Access”?
  • How does EAP-SIM achieve mutual authentication although the SIM cannot provide it?
  • How are IPsec-tunnels established between mobile station and network entities like GANC or PDG using IKEv2? How does IKEv2 operate in detail?
  • How does HSDPA operate and how does it achieve its higher throughput rates? What are the new channels with HSDPA?
  • How does HSUPA operate and how can it use a spreading factor of 2? Which new channels does HSUPA require and how do they operate?
  • How does MBMS operate and what are the differences between MBMS and DVB-H? Which new channels does MBMS introduce in UTRAN and in GERAN?
  • What is Downlink Dual Carrier Operation in GERAN Release 7 and how does it operate?
  • How do MIMO-systems operate and how can they achieve their performance?
  • How does E-UTRA apply OFDM?

backtotop.gifWho should attend this class?

  • Engineers, technicians and managers in charge who need to understand in detail the upcoming changes within 3GPP-networks and the implications for their work.
  • Network Operators who need to know which features will become available in the medium term future and how to introduce them.


  • The student needs to have a thorough understanding of physical upper layer aspects of GSM, EGPRS and UMTS.
  • Good comprehension of IP-stack issues in general and IP-security issues in particular is required.
  • Practical design or test experience on GSM, EGPRS or UMTS equipment is a big plus.

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  • After the training course the student will have a clear view of the evolutionary path of 3GPP-networks for the next 3 – 5 years.
  • The student will understand the principles of MBMS, IMS-operation, OFDM, MIMO, HSDPA, SIP-signaling and HSUPA.
  • The student will have a clear view on how alternative RAT’s like WLAN or WIMAX can be integrated into the 3GPP-network environment, using the I-WLAN or the Generic Access (formerly UMA) approach.

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  • 3 days