About this Course

Code TPRP2400
Duration 3 Days

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. The use of UMTS and HSPA enables mobile-network operators to offer advanced multimedia-based services through the capability to support higher bit rates and, importantly, a much more flexible radio interface compared with 2G technologies. These new service capabilities make additional market sectors accessible for new and existing network operators alike. UMTS also brings improved quality, more capacity and more efficient network operation, in terms of both the radio interface and the core network. The courses in this category cover all aspects of UMTS and HSPA operation from the radio air interface through to the core network including planning and optimization. There are courses that would suit engineers who need to add to their existing knowledge on the subject and those who are completely new to this technology.


An understanding of UMTS air interface operation and an appreciation or experience of UMTS cell planning, or previous attendance on the UMTS Air Interface course (MB2002) and the Cell Planning for UMTS Networks course (MB2005).

Delegates will learn how to

The WCDMA optimization process Identification of optimization opportunities Tools for optimization The coverage-capacity-quality relationship Drive test tools, performance data and statistics management Link budgets Coverage and capacity optimization issues and solutions Repeater solutions Antenna solutions LNA solutions Soft handover solutions RAN configurations and dimensioning Idle mode and system access parameters Connected mode parameters Radio link control parameters UMTS features - HSDPA, MIMO


This course highlights the differences between optimizing a GSM network and a WCDMA network. The course focuses on the parameters and features which can be used to fine-tune a WCDMA air interface

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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