About this Course

Code TPMB2002
Duration 3 Days

This course provides a comprehensive technical overview of the structure and operation of the UMTS air interface protocol stack.


This course is technical in nature and assumes some knowledge of the UMTS network and its operation, or previous attendance on the UMTS System Overview course (MB350).


  • Aims of a UMTS network
  • Principles of spread spectrum technology
  • Principles of CDMA and the use of codes
  • UMTS air interface protocol structure
  • Overview of UTRAN protocols
  • Functions of Layer 1
  • Analysis of physical channels
  • Power control
  • Later 2 protocols-RLC, MAC and PDCP
  • Layer 3 protocol-RRC
  • Synchronization and idle mode activities
  • Network access and radio network identities
  • Connected mode activities
  • Handover scenarios
  • Transmit diversity
  • Security and error protection

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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