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 - In Principle
  • UMTS Architecture - In Practice
  • UTRAN Architecture - In Principle
  • Circuit Switched Architecture - In Principle
  • Packet Switched Architecture - In Principle
  • Network Databases - In Principle
  • Reference Document - UMTS Architecture
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Architecture
  • UMTS Air Interface Fundamentals - In Principle
  • UMTS Frequency Bands - In Principle
  • Modulation Techniques and Coding - In Principle
  • CDMA Basics - In Principle
  • UMTS Frame Structure - In Principle
  • HSPA+ - In Principle
  • Reference Document - UMTS Air Interface
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Air Interface
  • UMTS Initial Procedures Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Mobility Management - In Principle
  • RRC Connection Establishment - In Principle
  • Circuit Switched Attach - In Principle
  • Circuit Switched Attach - In Practice
  • Packet Switched Attach - In Principle
  • Packet Switched Attach - In Practice
  • Reference Document - UMTS Initial Procedures
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Initial Procedures
  • UMTS Security Fundamentals - In Principle
  • UMTS Authentication - In Principle
  • UMTS Authentication - In Practice
  • UMTS Encryption - In Principle
  • Reference Document - UMTS Security
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Security
  • UMTS Circuit Switched Operation Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Mobile Originated Call Setup - In Principle
  • Mobile Originated Call Setup - In Practice
  • Mobile Terminated Call Setup - In Principle
  • Mobile Terminated Call Setup - In Practice
  • Mobile Originated SMS - In Principle
  • Mobile Originated SMS - In Practice
  • Mobile Terminated SMS - In Principle
  • Mobile Terminated SMS - In Practice
  • Reference Document - UMTS Circuit Switched Operation
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Circuit Switched Operation
  • UMTS Packet Switched Operation Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Session Management - In Principle
  • Session Management - In Practice
  • Packet Data Transfer - In Principle
  • Reference Document - UMTS Packet Switched Operation
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Packet Switched Operation
  • UMTS Mobility Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Idle Mode Mobility - In Principle
  • Soft Handover - In Principle
  • Hard Handover - In Principle
  • RNC Relocation - In Principle
  • UMTS Roaming - In Principle
  • Reference Document - UMTS Mobility
  • Test of Understanding - UMTS Mobility
  • Interworking with GSM & UMTS Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Interworking in Idle Mode - In Principle
  • UTRAN to GERAN Circuit Switched Handover - In Principle
  • UTRAN to GERAN Packet Switched Handover - In Principle
  • GERAN to UTRAN Circuit Switched Handover - In Principle
  • GERAN to UTRAN Packet Switched Handover - In Principle
  • 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
Accreditation ITP Certified
Price £250.00 (for 6 months access)

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