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
The course is designed for those who are, or intend to be, involved in the planning, installation, commissioning and maintenance of 3G systems.
Before studying this online 3G course you should have a clear understanding of the technical aspects of GSM networks because this course often compares UMTS with GSM. The PTT courses MBC "GSM principles" and MBD "GSM data services" cover this subject and we recommend that you study MBC and MBD before studying this course.
This course discusses the structure, components and features of third generation mobile systems and the provision of telephony and data services using such systems.
At the end of this course, the trainee will be able to:
Explain the differences between UMTS and GSM in terms of modulation/multiple access method and packet mode (IP mode) integration.
List the main frequency bands used by UMTS systems and explain how frequency sharing in UMTS leads to more efficient use of frequency spectrum.
Explain the concept of WCDMA scrambling and channelisation codes and capacity limitations.
Explain the radio aspects of WCDMA, including multipath receiving, transmitter power control and radio channel structure and use.
Explain the physical and logical structures of UMTS networks and the evolution to IP (Internet Protocol) operation for all forms of traffic.
Describe the role and distribution of synchronisation signals in a mobile system.
Show how user mobility is managed in UMTS and to discuss the various forms of handover.
Identify the mandatory and optional requirements for UMTS mobile equipments.
Describe security measures in UMTS systems, services enabled by UMTS security and "lawful interception".
Explain the benefits and operation of High Speed Packet Access (HSPA), and Evolved HSPA (HSPA+).
Number of modules: 9
Approximate study time: 10 hours
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VAT will be added to the above price for UK and EU customers.