Course: GSM Cellular Systems-Technology.
Duration: 5 days
CIS Ref: CIS-01

Objectives:

  • Explain the concepts, techniques and terminology related to GSM.
  • Provide a technical in-depth description of GSM components and functionality.
  • Describe the GSM network elements and the various interfaces between them.
  • Describe the advantages/disadvantages of GSM.
  • Explain the aspects of radio propagation.
  • Look at the evolution of GSM and its future directions.

Who should attend?
Telecommunications professionals who require a detailed understanding of the components
and functionality of the GSM system.

Prerequisites:
Understanding of Mobile Networking, or equivalent experience.

Detailed contents:

Introduction to GSM Cellular Systems
  • GSM Cellular Systems - Advantages
  • European Cellular Systems
  • North American Cellular Systems
  • Global System for Mobile GSM
  • GSM Phases
  • GSM Family
  • GSM Features
  • GSM Services
  • GSM Supplementary Services
  • GSM Recommendations
GSM Architecture
  • Mobile Stations
    • Mobile Equipment (ME)
    • SIM
  • BSS Components
    • Base Transceiver Station (BTS)
    • Base Station Controller (BSC)
    • The tanscoder - XCDR
  • NSS Components
    • Mobile services Switching Center (MSC)
    • Home Location Register (HLR)
    • Visitor Location Register (VLR)
    • Equipment Identity Register (EIR)
    • Authentication Center (AUC)
    • Inter-Working Function (IWF)
    • Echo Canceller (EC)
GSM Radio Interface

Protocols versus the Air interface

  • RR: Radio Resources
  • MM: Mobility Management
  • CM: Communications Management
  • Radio Interface - Transmission
    • Frequency Allocation and FDMA scheme
    • TDMA scheme and Frame Hierarchy
    • Logical Channels
    • GSM channel from source data to radio wave
    • Layer 1 messages
GSM Signal Processing
  • GSM Vocoder
  • Channel Coding
  • Speech Channel Encoding
  • Common Control Channel Encoding
  • Data Channel Encoding
  • Interleaving
  • Error Protection (Detection and Correction)
  • Ciphering
  • GSM Bursts
  • Modulation Transmission-Timing
GSM Terrestrial Interfaces
  • 2 Mbit/s Links (PCM-30)
  • 2 Mbit/s (PCM-30) Frame Structure (E1)
  • Interconnection of Various Network Elements
  • 2 Mbit/s Links (Trunks) - Traffic Terrestrial Interface
  • GSM Interfaces
    • A-Interface
    • C7 Links Signaling on A - Interfaces
    • Signaling Terrestrial Interface
      • C7 Interface
      • Abis- Interface
      • Radio Signaling Link on ABIS-Interface
      • Um- Interface
    • Signaling Architecture in GSM Network
Idle Mode
  • Cell Neighbors and BA list
  • LAC
  • Idle Mode Tasks
  • Idle Mode Process
  • Automatic/Manual Mode
  • Normal Cell Selection
  • Suitable Cell Criterion
  • Cell Reselection Triggering
  • Limited Service State
  • C1 Selection/Reselection Criterion
  • Location Update (LU)
  • Listening to Paging Group
GSM Network Access
  • Call setup
    • Mobile Originated Call (MOC)
    • Mobile Terminated Call (MTC)
  • Location Update (LU)
  • Short Messages Services (SMS)
Dedicated Mode
  • Dedicated Mode Tasks and Process
  • Radio Link Measurements
  • Measurement Report
  • Signal Strength Reporting
  • Signal Quality Reporting
  • Radio Measurements at Discontinuous Transmission (DTX)
  • RF Power Control
  • MS (Uplink) Power Control
  • Power Control - Procedure
  • MS Power Control Range
  • Power Control - Measurement and Procedure
  • BTS (Downlink) Power Control
  • BTS Power Control Range
  • RX level Power control Window (Threshold Comparison)
  • Handover
  • Handover Causes
  • Handover Priorities
  • Handover Types Based on Relation to Neighbor Cell
  • Power Budget Handover
GSM Network Lifecycle
  • Strategic Planning
  • Network Planning and Design
  • System Deployment - Implementation
  • System Deployment - Optimization
  • Network Operation and Performance Monitor
  • Expansion
2.5G and 3G Evolution
  • GSM Lives more than expected
  • SMS Services Boom
  • SMS Growth
  • SMS Evolution
  • MMS Services
  • 2.5G and 3G Advantages over GSM
  • Migration from GSM (2G) to UMTS (3G)
  • 2.5 Generation (GPRS)
  • GPRS - General
  • GSM+GPRS
  • GPRS Components
  • GSM , GPRS & UMTS Network
  • UMTS Components
Value Added Services (VAS)

 

Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)

  • Why using WAP?
  • WAP Gateway
  • WAP Gateway types
  • WAP Applications
  • WAP Future
  • (Wireless) Intelligent Network (IN)






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