Technology Training: GSM & GPRS Systems

Target Audience
GSM is still the most pervasive wireless technology in the world. A detailed description of the technology is presented explaining its different aspects. This class is essential for managers and engineers that work with this technology.


Wireless Communications Overview and Fundamentals or equivalent knowledge.


Present the most relevant aspects related to GSM and GPRS systems.


Course Syllabus


  • Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) History
    • GSM Evolution
    • GSM Specifications
  • GSM Architecture
    • Cell
    • Mobile Station
    • Base Station Subsystem
    • Network Switching Subsystem
    • Network Management Subsystem
    • GSM Interfaces
    • User Features
  • Speech Digitization
    • Digital Speech
    • Vocoders
    • Voice Activity
    • Transcoder and Rate Adaptation Unit
  • Channel Processing
    • Voice Coding
    • Channel Coding
    • Voice Channel Encoders
    • Full Rate Voice Channel Encoding
    • Half Rate Voice Channel Encoding
    • Signaling Channels Encoding
    • Interleaving
    • Control Channel Encoding
    • MS Authentication
    • Ciphering
    • Burst Formatting and Multiplexing
    • Modulation
  • GSM Radio Interface
    • Operational Bands
    • Multiple Access
    • TDMA Channels Structure
    • Logical Channels
    • Logical Channel Organization
    • ARFC Mapping
    • Frequency Hopping
  • Call Processing
    • Call Establishment from MS
    • Call Establishment to MS
    • MS Connection to a GSM network
    • MS Registration
    • MS Call to Other MS
    • MS Call to PSTN
    • PSTN Call to MS
    • PSTN Originated Call Paging on BTS
    • Handover Between BTSs of the Same MSC
    • Handover Between BTSs of Different MSCs
  • Data in GSM
    • High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD)
    • General Packet Radio Services (GPRS)
    • Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution (EDGE)
    • Evolved Edge (EDGE + or E-EDGE)
  • Measurements in GSM
    • RxLev
    • RxQual
    • BER Calculation
    • FER Calculation
  • Cellular Network Design
    • Cell Categories
    • Hierarchical Cell Structure (HCS)
    • Underlay/Overlay
    • Tight BCCH Frequency Reuse
    • Extended Range
    • Cell Load Sharing
    • Multi-band Cells
    • Intra Cell Handover
    • Assignment to Another Cell
    • Dynamic BTS Power Control
    • Dynamic MS Power Control
    • Double BCCH Allocation List
    • Speech Quality
    • Objective Speech Quality
  • Radio Link Control
    • Measurements in GSM
    • RF Power Control
    • System Information
    • Handover
    • Radio Link Failure Criteria
    • Idle Mode and MS Paging
    • Ancillary Functionalities
  • Typical Equipment Description
    • AXE
    • GSM Switching System
    • Base Station System
    • Radio Base Station (RBS)
    • Mobile Stations
  • Cell RF Configuration
    • RF Equipment Main Parts
    • Typical Configurations
    • Design Values
  • Typical Equipment Parameters
    • Site Data
    • Cell Common Data
    • Neighboring Cell Relation Data
    • Idle Mode Behavior
    • Locating
    • GPRS/EGPRS Idle Mode Behavior
    • GPRS/EGPRS Cell Reselection
    • Channel Administration/ Immediate Assignment on TCH
    • GPRS/EDGE Channel Administration
    • Dynamic MS Power Control
    • GPRS/EDGE Dynamic MS Power Control
    • Dynamic BTS Power Control
    • Discontinuous Transmission
    • Frequency Hopping
    • Intra Cell Handover
    • Assignment to Other Cell
    • Overlaid/Underlaid Subcells/ Subcell Load Distribution
    • Hierarchical Cell Structures
    • Extended Range
    • Double BA Lists
    • Idle Channel Measurements
    • Cell Load Sharing
    • Multi-Band Operation
    • Differential Channel Allocation
    • Enhanced Multilevel Precedence
    • Adaptive Configuration of Logical Channels
    • GSM-UMTS Cell Reselection and Handover
    • Adaptive Multi-rate (AMR)
    • Link Quality Control and Enhanced GPRS
    • GPRS Link Adaptation
    • GPRS/EDGE Quality of Service
    • Interference Rejection Combining
    • Multi Band Cell
    • GPRS/EDGE Connection Control and Transfer
    • Antenna Hopping
    • Synchronized Radio Networks
    • Channel Allocation Optimization
    • Dual Transfer Mode (DTM)
    • Flexible Abis (FLAB)
    • Voice Group Call Service
    • Tandem Free Operation (TFO)
    • Handover and Signaling Robustness
    • Fund Faulty Antenna Features
    • Abis over IP
    • Abis Optimization
    • PGW Load Distribution
    • Reduced Power Consumption in GSM RAN
    • Adaptive Multi Rate Wide Band
    • Abis Local Connectivity
    • Hardware Characteristics
  • Typical Commands
    • CelPlanner Suite Planning Tool Parameters
    • CelTools
    • Project File
    • CelPlanner
    • Site/Cell Data
    • CelOptima
    • CelEnhancer
  • Vocoder Algorithms


Course Type: Private Class


Course Length: 3 days (18 hours)


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