GSM Air Interface

This course builds on the GSM & GPRS System Engineering course and focuses on the specifics associated with the air interface when supporting voice and SMS. This includes analysis of the various physical and logical channels and the associated multiframes and protocols. The course then moves on to explain the key network procedures from an air interface perspective before culminating with analysis of how mobility is supported in terms of cell re-selection, measurements, reports and handovers.
Click on the links below for a more detailed breakdown of each module.


  • The GSM Air Interface Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Frequency Allocations and Frequency Reuse - In Principle
  • Multiframe Structures in GSM - Part 1 - In Principle
  • Multiframe Structures in GSM - Part 2 - In Principle
  • Burst Formats - In Principle
  • Reference Document - The GSM Air Interface
  • Test of Understanding - The GSM Air Interface
  • GSM Air Interface Protocols Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Direct Transfer Application Part - In Principle
  • Radio Resource - In Principle
  • Link Access Protocol on Dm Channel - In Principle
  • Channel Coding and Interleaving - In Principle
  • Reference Document - GSM Air Interface Protocols
  • Test of Understanding - GSM Air Interface Protocols
  • GSM Air Interface Procedures Fundamentals - Part 1 - In Principle
  • Frequency and Time Synchronization - In Principle
  • Cell Selection - In Principle
  • Location Update - Part 1 - In Principle
  • Location Update - Part 2 - In Principle
  • Reference Document - GSM Air Interface Procedures - Part 1
  • Test of Understanding - GSM Air Interface Procedures - Part 1
  • GSM Air Interface Procedures Fundamentals - Part 2 - In Principle
  • Mobile Originated Call Setup - In Principle
  • Mobile Terminated Call Setup - In Principle
  • Mobile Originated SMS - In Principle
  • Mobile Terminated SMS - In Principle
  • Supplementary Services - In Principle
  • Measurement Reporting and Power Control - In Principle
  • Reference Document - GSM Air Interface Procedures - Part 2
  • Test of Understanding - GSM Air Interface Procedures - Part 2
  • GSM Air Interface Mobility Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Cell Reselection - In Principle
  • Location Area Update - In Principle
  • Measurement Reports and Handovers - In Principle
  • Handover Procedure - In Principle
  • Reference Document - GSM Air Interface Mobility
  • Test of Understanding - GSM Air Interface Mobility
  • GPRS & EDGE Air Interface
  • UMTS Air Interface
  • LTE Air Interface Operation
  • Introduction to Small Cells
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Duration 6 hours
CPD Learning Credits 6

Price £75.00 (for 6 months access)

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