3GPP Mobile System Overview - 2 Days

This course describes four generations of 3GPP systems from the voice-centric GSM via UMTS to later developments such as high-speed Mobile Broadband, LTE, IMS, VoLTE and the emerging 5G System.

Virtual Classroom Training

€ 1730*

Classroom Training

€ 1730*

eLearning

€ 550*

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This 2-day course describes four generations of 3GPP systems from the voice-centric GSM via UMTS to later developments such as high-speed Mobile Broadband, LTE, IMS, VoLTE and the emerging 5G System.

All topics are presented in a comprehensive – yet easily understandable – way. Essential subsystems, nodes and procedures are described. Basic traffic cases are used to demonstrate the function and architecture of the systems.

This course exists in a longer version, 3GPP Mobile Systems Overview (4 days) covering all topics in much more detail.

Course outline

3GPP System Introduction
  • An overview of the 3GPP Network evolution from GSM via UMTS to LTE/EPS and 5G
  • Radio Networks vs Core Networks
  • Service Evolution from 2G to 5G
GSM System Overview
  • GERAN – the 2G Radio Access Network
  • The CS (Circuit Switched) Core Network
  • Cells and Location Areas
  • Mobility Management
  • Voice Call Setup and SMS transfer
Data over 2G and 3G
  • Introduction to IP
  • GPRS vs UMTS for data traffic
  • The PS (Packet Switched) Core Network
  • New nodes and functions for data traffic
  • Registration and Data Session Setup
  • Packet Data Networks; the Internet, intranets and IMS
LTE/EPS/4G System Overview
  • E-UTRAN – the 4G Radio Access Network
  • The Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
  • Network Attach and PDN Connection setup
  • The always connected, all-IP paradigm
Data Session in LTE
  • Network Attach and PDN Connection setup
  • The always connected, all-IP paradigm
  • The path of an IP packet from UE to PDN
  • VoLTE and other voice alternatives
Radio Access Network
  • Radio Access Technologies – RATs
  • GERAN vs UTRAN vs E-UTRAN – a comparison
5G System Overview
  • What is 5G…
  • …and what will we use it for…?
  • 5G Use Cases: eMBB, URLLC and mMTC
  • Non-Stand Alone New Radio vs Stand-Alone New Radio
  • Cloud and Virtualization

Prerequisites

Technical education and/or at least one year of telecom business experience is recommended.