Analyzing HSPA+

With the ever increasing demand for bandwidth, service providers have upgraded their third generation network based on UMTS to support mobile broadband. Termed HSPA (High Speed Packet Access), this course focuses on the modifications that have been made to the packet channels operating across the radio interface in terms of throughput enhancement methods, HSPA+ sessions and HSPA+ operational procedures.

This course will contain the following sections:


  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Evolution to 3GPP Release 6
  • HSDPA Release 5 Operation - HS-DSCH, HS-SCCH, HS-DPCCH, Scheduling, Feedback, MAC-hs, HARQ, H-RNTI, Recap Procedures
  • HSUPA Release 6 Operation - E-DCH, MACe/es, E-AGCH, E-HICH, E-RGCH, E-DPCCH, Feedback, Recap Procedures
  • Release 6 HSPA Enhancements - F-DPCH and HARQ Preamble/Postamble
  • HSPA + Features upto Release 12
  • UE Categories - upto Release 12
  • 2x2 MIMO in Release 8 - 64QAM Configuration - 42Mbps Operation
  • HS-DSCH Category for Combined MIMO and Downlink 64QAM
  • F-DPCH Enhancements
  • Enhancements to RLC Layer - Flexible RLC
  • RLC TM Mode Allowing for HS-DSCH
  • Enhancements to MAC - ehs-MAC
  • DC-HSDPA - Dual Cell Operation - E1a and Active Set Update Dual Cell Information
  • UE Categories for Dual Cell HSDPA
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • High Order Modulation
  • 64QAM for HSDPA - 21.6Mbps Operation
  • 4PAM (16QAM) for HSUPA
  • MIMO Antennas - STC and Spatial Multiplexing
  • MIMO Open Loop and Closed Loop Diversity
  • 2x2 MIMO in Release 7 - 16QAM Configuration - 28.8Mbps Operation
  • 2x2 MIMO in Release 8 - 64QAM Configuration - 42Mbps Operation
  • HS-DSCH Category for Combined MIMO and Downlink 64QAM
  • F-DPCH Enhancements
  • Enhancements to RLC Layer - Flexible RLC
  • RLC TM Mode Allowing for HS-DSCH
  • Enhancements to MAC - ehs-MAC
  • DC-HSDPA - Dual Cell Operation - E1a and Active Set Update Dual Cell Information
  • UE Categories for Dual Cell HSDPA
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • PC - DTX, DRX and HS-SCCH Less Operation
  • Parameters Relevant for DTX Operation.
  • New Uplink DPCCH Slot Format
  • E-DCH Tx Start Time Restrictions
  • Enhanced Cell_FACH
  • HS-DSCH Reception in CELL_PCH and URA_PCH
  • E-DCH Transmission in CELL_FACH State
  • Comparison of HS-SCCH Type 1 and 2
  • Direct Tunnel Operation
  • HSPA VoIP
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Session Establishment
  • HSPA+ Configuration Parameters
  • Optimized Support of Voice Services - CS over HSPA
  • Mobility for HSPA+ Devices
  • HS Serving Cell Change
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Pre-coding Control Information
  • CQI Reporting in HSPA+
  • Feedback in CELL_FACH State
  • H-ARQ Feedback Enhancements
  • HS-SCCH Type 3
  • Type A and Type B CQI
  • BCCH Reception in Enhanced CELL_FACH State
  • Uplink and Downlink Data Transfer
  • Iub Frame Protocols - HS-DSCH Data Frame Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3
  • Interworking with Legacy and Future Systems - 2.5G, HSPA and LTE
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Duration 12 hours
CPD Learning Credits 12

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