About this Course

Code TPRP2500
Duration 1 Day

The Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is a globally significant third-generation (3G) mobile cellular radio system. It provides a natural progression path for all GSM/GPRS networks and is therefore rapidly becoming the most widely adopted 3G technology globally.


Familiarity with the structure and operation of the UMTS air interface at Release 99 and Release 4, or previous attendance on the UMTS Air Interface course (MB2002).

Delegates will learn how to

Introduction to HSPA HSDPA protocol structure MAC architecture HSDPA channels HSDPA physical layer functions HSDPA device categories HSDPA implementation Cell change procedures Enhanced uplink protocols HSUPA protocol structure MAC architecture HSUPA channels HSUPA physical layer functions HSUPA device categories Establishment of a HSUPA connection Soft handover


Releases 5 and 6 of the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System(UMTS) specifications bring important enhancements to the packet delivery capability of the UMTS air interface in the form of High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and the Enhanced uplink Dedicated Channel (E-DCH). These enhancements offer realistic bit rates in excess of those required to qualify as a third-generation (3G) technology. This enables UMTS network operators both to extend current service capability and push into new market areas. Thiscourse provides a clear and logically organized description of both HSDPA and the E-DCH (sometimes known as High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA)). The course begins with a general description of the aims, capabilities and techniques used to enhance the UMTS air interface and continues with detailed technical descriptions covering first the operation of HSDPA and then, separately, the operation of the E-DCH.

1 Day


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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