About this course

Course code TPMB50
Duration 3 Days

This course examines the physical characteristics of the GSM Air Interface as well as the signalling protocols used at Layers 2 and 3. The interaction between a GSM handset and network is thoroughly treated looking at idle mode and dedicated mode procedures.


A good knowledge of GSM network operation, or previous attendance on the GSM System Overview course (MB20).


  • GSM and GPRS system architecture and configuration
  • GSM radio spectrum
  • GSM physical channels
  • Multiframe structures
  • GSM and GPRS logical channels
  • Time alignment
  • Slow frequency hopping
  • Discontinuous transmission
  • LAPDm signalling
  • Layer 3 signalling
  • Idle mode procedures
  • Circuit switched signalling
  • Call procedures
  • Power control
  • Handovers
  • GPRS signalling

3 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.

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