UMTS System Engineering

Building upon the success of the second generation technologies of GSM and GPRS, the third generation network 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.
Click on the links below for a more detailed breakdown of each module.


  • UMTS Architecture Fundamentals
  • UMTS Architecture - In Principle
  • UMTS Architecture - In Practice
  • UTRAN Architecture
  • UTRAN Architecture - In Principle
  • Core Network Architecture
  • Circuit Switched Architecture - In Principle
  • Packet Switched Architecture - In Principle
  • Network Databases
  • Network Databases - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - UMTS Architecture
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Architecture
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Security
  • HSPA+
  • HSPA+ - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - UMTS Air Interface
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Air Interface
  • UMTS Air Interface Fundamentals
  • UMTS Air Interface - In Principle
  • UMTS Frequency Bands
  • UMTS Frequency Bands - In Principle
  • UMTS Authentication - In Principle
  • Modulation Techniques and Coding
  • Modulation Techniques and Coding - In Principle
  • GERAN to UTRAN Inter RAT Handover
  • CDMA Basics
  • CDMA Basics - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • UMTS Frame Structure
  • UMTS Frame Structure - In Principle
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Security
  • HSPA+
  • HSPA+ - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - UMTS Air Interface
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Air Interface
  • UMTS Initial Procedures Fundamentals
  • UMTS Initial Procedures Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Session Management
  • Mobility Management
  • Mobility Management - In Principle
  • Packet Data Transfer
  • RRC Connection Establishment
  • RRC Connection Establishment - In Principle
  • Reference Document - UMTS Packet Switched Operation
  • Circuit Switched Attach
  • Circuit Switched Attach - In Principle
  • Circuit Switched Attach - In Practice
  • Packet Switched Attach
  • Packet Switched Attach - In Principle
  • Packet Switched Attach - In Practice
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - UMTS Initial Procedures
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Initial Procedures
  • UMTS Security Fundamentals
  • UMTS Security - In Principle
  • Interworking in Idle Mode
  • UMTS Authentication
  • UMTS Authentication - In Principle
  • UTRAN to GERAN Circuit Switched Handover - In Principle
  • UMTS Authentication - In Practice
  • GERAN to UTRAN Inter RAT Handover
  • UMTS Encryption
  • UMTS Encryption - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - UMTS Security
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Security
  • UMTS Circuit Switched Operation Fundamentals
  • UMTS Circuit Switched Operation - In Principle
  • Mobile Originated Call Setup
  • Mobile Originated Call Setup - In Principle
  • Mobile Originated Call Setup - In Practice
  • Mobile Terminated Call Setup
  • Mobile Terminated Call Setup - In Principle
  • Mobile Terminated Call Setup - In Practice
  • Delivering SMS
  • Mobile Originated SMS - In Principle
  • Mobile Originated SMS - In Practice
  • Mobile Terminated SMS - In Principle
  • Mobile Terminated SMS - In Practice
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - UMTS Circuit Switched Operation
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Circuit Switched Operation
  • UMTS Packet Switched Operation Fundamentals
  • UMTS Packet Switched Operation - In Principle
  • Session Management
  • Session Management - In Principle
  • Session Management - In Practice
  • Packet Data Transfer
  • Packet Data Transfer - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - UMTS Packet Switched Operation
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Packet Switched Operation
  • UMTS Mobility Fundamentals
  • UMTS Mobility - In Principle
  • Idle Mode Mobility
  • Idle Mode Mobility - In Principle
  • Handovers
  • Soft Handover - In Principle
  • Hard Handover - In Principle
  • RNC Relocation
  • RNC Relocation - In Principle
  • UMTS Roaming
  • UMTS Roaming - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - UMTS Mobility
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Mobility
  • Interworking with GSM & GPRS Fundamentals
  • Interworking with GSM & UMTS - In Principle
  • Interworking in Idle Mode
  • Interworking in Idle Mode - In Principle
  • UTRAN to GERAN Inter RAT Handover
  • UTRAN to GERAN Circuit Switched Handover - In Principle
  • UTRAN to GERAN Packet Switched Handover - In Principle
  • GERAN to UTRAN Inter RAT Handover
  • GERAN to UTRAN Circuit Switched Handover - In Principle
  • GERAN to UTRAN Packet Switched Handover - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - Interworking with GSM & GPRS
  • Test of Understanding - Interworking with GSM & GPRS
  • UMTS Air Interface
  • HSPA Air Interface
  • LTE System Engineering
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Duration 12 hours
CPD Learning Credits 12

Price £250.00 (for 6 months access)

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