The Mobile suite of eight courses discuss the various technical aspects of mobile radio systems.
Introduction to mobile systems
The air interface
GSM mobile networks
GSM data services
UMTS (3G) radio networks
LTE (4G) mobile radio networks
LTE mobile systems
WiMAX radio networks
This e-learning course is designed for those who are, or intend to be, involved in the planning, installation, provisioning or maintenance of mobile systems. It is suggested this course is studied as preparation for the other courses in the PTT Mobile suite.
You will get the most out of this online course if you already have a basic understanding of telecommunications principles. The PTT e-learning course SRB: "Transmission fundamentals" provides the information you need.
To introduce concepts which are used in most types of mobile systems, like handover and roaming, and cellular traffic handling. The course also reviews the various generations and types of mobile system.
At the end of this course, the trainee will be able to:
Explain degrees of mobility, differentiate between location and position and describe the effects of these concepts on system and service design.
Identify the basic components of a cellular system.
Explain the need for registration (authentication, authorisation and accounting) in mobile systems.
Explain the concepts of handover and roaming.
Describe cellular system traffic handling and explain how expansion may be provided.
Describe the characteristics and applications of digital radio systems (including DECT, PHS, TETRA, WiFi, WiMax, and Bluetooth) which differ from cellular systems such as GSM.
Describe the concept of generations of mobile systems, define the official terms "2G" "3G" and "4G" and describe fractional G terms like "2.75G" and "3.5G".
Number of modules: 6
Approximate study time: 5 hours
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