UMTS System Engineering

Building upon the success of the second generation technologies of GSM and GPRS, the third generation network based on UMTS brought about significant enhancements and network efficiencies. This course explains the principles behind this network technology and in so doing, provides detailed analysis of the key signalling procedures in terms of call setup, data transfer and mobility. These key topics are supported using Mpirical’s groundbreaking virtual network analyzer – NetX.

This course will contain the following sections:


  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • UTRAN Architecture
  • UE, Node B and RNC
  • Femto Cells
  • Core Network Architecture
  • MSC Server, MGW, SGSN and GGSN
  • Network Databases
  • VLR, HLR, EIR and AuC
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • UMTS Frequency Bands
  • Modulation Techniques and Coding
  • CDMA Basics
  • Spreading and Scrambling Codes
  • UMTS Frame Structures
  • HSPA+
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • UMTS Mobility Management
  • Detached, Connected and Idle
  • Cell Selection and Re-selection
  • RRC Connection Establishment
  • Circuit Switched Attach
  • HPLMN and VPLMN
  • Pooling
  • Packet Switched Attach
  • HPLMN and VPLMN
  • Combined Attach
  • Activity
  • Signalling analysis of an IMSI Attach and PS Attach procedure using Mpirical’s NetX
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • UMTS Authentication
  • UMTS Encryption
  • Activity
  • Signalling analysis of UMTS security procedures using Mpirical’s NetX
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • UMTS Mobile Originated Call Setup
  • HPLMN and VPLMN
  • UMTS Mobile Terminated Call Setup
  • HPLMN and VPLMN
  • Delivering SMS
  • Mobile Originated SMS
  • Mobile Terminated SMS
  • Activity
  • Signalling analysis of a UMTS Mobile Originated and Mobile Terminated Call Setup procedure using Mpirical’s NetX
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • UMTS Session Management
  • Activate, Modify and Delete
  • Direct Tunnel Mode
  • UMTS Packet Data Transfer
  • Gi, Gn/Gp, Iu-PS and Uu
  • Activity
  • Signalling analysis of a UMTS PDP Context Activation procedure using Mpirical’s NetX
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Soft Handover
  • Active Set Update
  • Hard Handover
  • RNC Relocation
  • Roaming
  • Activity
  • Signalling analysis of an Active Set Update and RNC Relocation procedures using Mpirical’s NetX
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Interworking with GSM and GPRS
  • Circuit Switched Operation
  • Packet Switched Operation
  • Activity
  • Signalling analysis of GSM/GPRS interworking procedures using Mpirical’s NetX
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Duration 2 days
CPD Learning Credits 12
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