Course: GPRS Overview for Executives.
Duration: 3 days
CIS Ref: CIS-07

Objectives:

  • Explain the concepts, techniques and terminology related to GPRS
  • Provide a detailed overview of the components, protocols and interfaces used in GPRS
  • Examine the role and position of GPRS within the mobile marketplace
  • Describe the interoperation between GPRS and existing GSM networks
  • Discuss the enhancements to GPRS and the benefits they will provide

Who should attend?
Telecommunications professionals who require a detailed understanding of the components and
functionality of the GPRS system and its future enhancements.

Prerequisites:
Overview of Mobile Networking or equivalent knowledge. Delegates are strongly recommended
to attend our Understanding GSM course or have equivalent knowledge.

Detailed contents:

Introduction to GPRS
  • Mobile Communication Standards
  • Evolution of Mobile Communications
  • Review of GSM Network Architecture
  • Synopsis of GPRS & its benefits
  • The requirement for GPRS & increased data rates
  • Circuit Switching vs. Packet Switching
  • High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD)
  • Introduction to Bluetooth & Symbian
  • GPRS Standards/Specifications
TCP/IP Suite
  • Architecture of TCP/IP Suite
  • IP addressing
  • Network Address resolution
  • Transmission Control Protocol TCP
  • User Datagram Protocol UDP
  • Introduction to GTP
GPRS Procedures
  • Mobility Management
  • GPRS Attach/Detach procedures
  • GPRS Routing Area Update procedure
  • CS/PS paging procedures
  • GPRS Authentication procedures
  • PDP Contexts
  • Access Point Names
GPRS Radio Resource Management
  • GPRS Multislot Operation Effects
  • GPRS Channel Coding schemes
GPRS System Overview
  • Overview of the GSM Network Architecture
  • Overview of the GPRS Network Architecture
  • GPRS Element functionality
  • GSM Mobile Station
  • Brief overview of Frame Relay
GSM/GPRS Interfaces
  • GSM Network Interface
  • GPRS Network Interface
  • E1/T1 Carriers
GPRS Signaling & Transmission Protocols
  • GPRS Signaling Plane
  • GPRS Transmission Plane
  • Gn Interface Protocols
  • Gb Interface Protocols
  • Um Interface Protocols
  • GPRS MS Protocols
  • GPRS Air Interface
  • Channel Mapping inc TBF's & USF's
  • GPRS Quality of Service
  • GPRS Mobile Station
GPRS Call Management
  • GPRS - BSS Mobile Originated Packet Transfer
  • GPRS - BSS Mobile Terminated Packet Transfer
GPRS Future Enhancements
  • GPRS Phase II and enhancements
  • Enhanced Data rates of GSM Evolution (EDGE)






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