About this Course

Code TPMB1101
Duration 2 Days

This course aims to provide a technical overview of the main cellular technologies (2G, GSM 3G UMTS and 4G LTE) in one package. It is ideally suited for technical staff who require a basic understanding of these technologies but who don't need to invest the time required to learn each of them separately.


A basic understanding of telecoms principles would be beneficial.

Who would benefit
This course is suitable for engineering, technical sales, technical management and other staff who require a general technical overview of modern mobile technologies but who do not need to invest the time necessary to learn about each technology in depth.


  • An overview of basic radio and cellular techniques and technologies
  • Network Generations: network types from 2G to 4G
  • 2G networks overview
  • An overview of GSM network architecture and functionality
  • GSM TDMA air interface operation
  • Administrative functions such as Attach, Location Update and Handover
  • GPRS and EDGE upgrades to GSM
  • GSM services
  • 3G networks overview
  • An overview of UMTS network architecture and functionality
  • UMTS WCDMA air interface operation
  • HSPA Upgrade to UMTS
  • 4G networks overview
  • An overview of LTE network architecture and functionality
  • LTE OFDMA air interface operation
  • Other mobile technologies: TETRA and WiMax
  • Cellular market and future developments

2 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

Find dates and prices

Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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