GSM & (E)GPRS Engineering and the evolution towards 3G

GSM & (E)GPRS Engineering and the evolution towards 3G

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12000 DA
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30 heures


Second generation mobile networks have revolutionised voice services, and with the introduction of 2.5 and 3G data services are revolutionising Internet access and data applications. This course provides a solid grounding in the key protocols, architecture and elements of GSM and GPRS networks,  The programme explores the technology in a logical format, including the Radio Access Network, Core Network, and the required underlying systems. The protocols are examined in depth and signalling flows are used where necessary to illustrate the operation. at the end of the course we explore briefly the evolution to UMTS


  • Create a diagram of the GSM System Architecture describing the role and operation of each element
  • Describe the structure and features of the GSM Air Interface, explain the physical and logical channels and describe how logical channels are mapped to physical channels
  • Follow and describe the basic GSM procedures, including handovers and location updates, mobility management, connection management and security functions
  • List the GPRS protocols and their role in the system
  • Describe the structure and main features of the GPRS radio interface and understand basic GPRS procedures
  • Gain a thorough understanding of potential GPRS services
  • Create a diagram of the UMTS System Architecture describing the role and operation of each element


This intensive technical training programme is designed for those looking to gain a thorough understanding of the infrastructure and operation of a GSM/GPRS network, you should have a basic understanding of telecommunications, although this is not essential


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BENALOU Naime, A Senior Radio Planning and optimization engineer with more than 6 years of experience in the radio network domain.

He is a telecommunication engineer graduated from the National Telecommunications Institute of Oran on July 2009.

He joined just after a company of VSAT services as a Technical support engineer.He worked after in the IP domain (VOIP, videoconference…) and he was the responsible of the E-learning platforms implementation (using MOODLE, Mahara…).

In July 2010 he joined a mobile telecommunication company as a Radio engineer, with tasks related to both domains: Radio Planning & radio Optimization activities. Two Years after, he specialized in the Radio Optimization domain.

On June 2013 he was promoted to Senior Optimization Engineer. He is working essentially with 2G/3G/4G NSN technologies



 le programme de la formation

Introduction to Cellular Systems

  - Introduction

  - Cellular Radio

  - 1st Generation Cellular Systems

  - 2nd Generation Cellular Systems

  - GSM Characteristics & Development

Architecture Overview

  - Introduction

  - GSM Identifiers

  - General Architecture Overview

  - The GSM Mobile Station (MS)

  - The Base Station Subsystem (BSS)

  - The Network Switching Subsystem (NSS)

  - GSM Interfaces

GSM Services

  - Introduction

  - GSM Bearer Services

  - Teleservices

  - Supplementary Services

  - Circuit-Switched Data (CSD) Services

  - Short Message Service

  - USSD Data Services

Radio Waves and Antennas

  - Introduction

  - Radio wave propagation

  - Radio Spectrum

  - GSM Spectrum allocation

  - GSM Antenna Types

Radio Propagation

  - Introduction

  - Propagation characteristics

  - Fading Characteristics

  - Time dispersion effects

  - Interference effects

The Air Interface


  - GSM Frequency Spectrum Allocation

  -Modulation Techniques

  - GSM Multiple Access Techniques

  - GSM Air Interface Channels

  - Frames and Multiframes


  - Introduction

  - The ISO -Layer OSI Model

  - GSM Protocols Overview

  - GSM Transmission Protocols

  - GSM Signaling Protocols

  - GSM Air (Um) Interface Protocols

  - GSM A-bis Interface Protocols

  - The GSM A Interface Protocols

Speech and Channel Coding

  - Introduction

  - Speech Coding Technique

  - GSM Speech Coding

  - Channel Coding Techniques

  - GSM Channel Coding

  - Interleaving

  - Radio Burst Multiplexing

  - Summary of Coding Processes

  - Radio Interface Modulation

Mobility Management

  - Introduction

  - Mobility Management Procedures

  - Network Areas

  - Mobility States

  - IMSI Attach/Detach

  - Location Updating

  - Roaming

  - TMSI Reallocation

Radio Resource Management

  - Introduction

  - Radio Resource Connection Setup

  - Cell Selection and Reselection

  - Handovers

Call Management

  - Introduction

  - Mobile Originated Calls

  - Mobile Terminated Calls

  - Call Routing Examples

  - Echo Cancelling

GSM Security

  - Introduction

  - Purposes of GSM Security

  - User Identity Confidentiality

  - Authentication

  - User Data Confidentiality – Encryption

  -Signaling Data Confidentiality

GSM Evolution

  - Introduction

  - High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD)

  - General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)

  - Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)


  -GPRS Network.

  -Protocols used in GPRS/E-GPRS-PLMN

  -Characteristics of a packet data transmission.

  -States values.

  -Air interface transmission

  -Flexible Abis Allocation strategy.

UMTS Fundamentals;

  - 3G UMTS Motivation and specification process for UMTS.

  - Evolution of UMTS Technology.

  - UMTS Network Architecture.

  -Principle of UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRAN).